• TOP STORIES

Tral ambush: Hunt on to catch militants who ‘slipped off’

Tral Areas Shut To Mourn Saifullah’s Killing

KHALID GUL

Tral, May 25: A day after militants killed four army men in an ambush in this South Kashmir area, the hunt to locate the militants, who reportedly gave a slip to the forces, continued for the second consecutive day Saturday.In a major attack, militants Friday killed four army men in Buchoo village More


Killed Army men sent to hometowns

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Srinagar, May 25: Army Saturday bid a tearful adieu to four soldiers who were killed in a fierce gun-battle with the militants in Pulwama district in south Kashmir.The General Officer Commanding of Srinagar-based Chinar Corps, Lt Gen Om Prakash, led the soldiers in paying floral tributes to the More


‘Didn’t know he had joined militant ranks’

SAIFULLAH WENT MISSING ON MARCH 24: FAMILY

KHALID GUL

Ari Parigam (Tral), May 25: Saifullah Rafiq Ahangar, 19, who was killed in an encounter here on Friday, had gone missing on March 24 this year. His father had lodged a missing report at Awantipora police station on April 1.“My son had recently completed his diploma in civil engineering from SSM More


Hizb calls operation ‘successful’

Pays Tributes To Saifullah, Hails ‘Enhanced Warfare Skills’ Of Militants

Muzaffarabad, May 25: Militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen Saturday paid glowing tributes to slain militant Saifullah Rafiq. Saifullah was killed during an encounter in Tral on Friday morning.Terming the operation as a “significant guerrilla warfare tactic”, the Hizb Command Council (HCC) that met More


Drug Dept ignored alerts on substandard medicines

Despite Clear Reports By CDSCO, It Failed To Act Against Guilty Till Media Exposed The Scam

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, May 25: While the spurious drug scam in Jammu and Kashmir is yet to settle down, fresh revelations have put the officials of State Drug and Food Organization in the dock.A report released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on spurious and sub-standard drugs in J&K says not More


OMAR SEES HOPE IN PAKISTAN GESTURES

Says Relations With Neighboring Country Impact JK Most

GK NEWS NETWORK

RS Pora (Jammu), May 25: Exuding confidence that the frozen ice on political issues between India and Pakistan will melt with positive signals emanating from Pakistan, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday said a healthy change has been observed in the mindset of politicians of the neighboring country More


LoC firing: Brigadier, Colonel injured

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, May 25: An Army Brigadier, Colonel and a soldier were reportedly injured after Pakistani Army attacked Indian posts on the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowgam Sector in Handwara Tehsil of Kupwara district on Friday evening.Informed sources in Army said that Pakistani Army at 6.37 pm opened More


Mufti Sayeed for unconditional talks with Pak

M M PARVAIZ

Ramban, May 25: Advocating unconditional talks with Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue, Peoples Democratic Party Patron and former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Saturday said India should approach all sections of society including the separatist leaders and Pakistan More





  • Briefs

Police recover edible oil worth Rs 16 lakh

SAJAD RASOOL

Budgam, May 25: Police on Saturday said that it recovered edible oil worth 16 lakh from a shop located at Durbugh Chadoora here in central Kashmir. Talking to Greater Kashmir Station House Officer Chadoora More



  • National

Maoists strike in Chhattisgarh

SENIOR CONGRESS LEADERS KILLED, KIDNAPPED

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Raipur, May 25: Carrying out a major attack, Naxals today targeted a convoy of Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh's Jagdalpur district killing the party's senior leader Mahendra Karma and injuring former More




  • Opinion

Destination Kashmir

What does it mean promoting Kashmir as a brand

WRITE HAND

AJAZ UL HAQUE

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” ― Augustine of HippoNo further explanations as to what does the saint mean. He means what God says and God's words can work as More



  • GK Magazine

Democracy and Dynasts

What are the conditions which encourage dynastic democracy to flourish in India

BIRINDAR R SINGH

A dynast is a hereditary ruler. The term comes from the Indo European root ‘dunasthai’, to be powerful’. The term implied being strong, dominant and able. The novelist Thomas Hardy wrote a verse drama More




  • Business

Delay in Annual Plan to JK ‘unreasonable’: JKCCC

‘Rs 700 cr payment of last fiscal still awaited’

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, May 25: The Valley-based contractors today expressed deep concern over the delay in approval of Annual Plan to Jammu and Kashmir terming the dillydallying  by Planning Commission of India More



  • Sports

GK beats Press Club in nail-biter

T20 Cricket

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, May 25: In a T20 cricket match played between GK-XI vs Kashmir Press Club at Islamia College ground here Saturday, GK-XI won by 2 wickets in a nail-biting finish.After winning the toss, KPC elected More



  • Kashmir

Pugwash Conference likely on August 18

NGO Secretary General In Kashmir, Extends Invitation To Leaders

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, May 25: Reviving its efforts to facilitate the resolution of Kashmir dispute, the global NGO, Pugwash is scheduled to hold a conference over Jammu and Kashmir at Islamabad in Pakistan in August More



  • Srinagar City

Improve proficiency, gain public confidence, Prasad to cops

DGP ADDRESSES POLICE DURBAR IN CITY

Srinagar May 25: Acknowledging the “professional hazards” in tackling the law and order situations, the Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Prasad Saturday asked the Khaki ranks to “continue restraint More




  • Jammu

Talks on with Centre to bestow martyr’s title on Chamel: Omar

Jammu, May 25: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said talks are being held with the Centre to bestow the title of martyr on Chamel Singh, who died in a Pakistani jail, and to award compensation to his More



  • South Asia

Gas cylinder blast in school bus

16 children die in Pakistan

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Lahore, May 25: In a tragic accident, 16 children and a teacher were charred to death in Pakistan's Punjab province today when a leaking gas cylinder triggered a fire in the bus taking them to school, More



  • World

Procedures taken are in Indian workers' interest: Saudi FM

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jeddah, May 25: In a bid to allay India's concerns over the controversial 'Nitaqat' labour law, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal today said "procedures" taken are in the "best interest More



  • GKeducation&career

Free Education for Orphans

A charitable school in Srinagar provides free education and lodging facilities to hundreds of needy orphans from all across Kashmir

EXEMPLARY SERVICE

MAJID MAQBOOL

When Ashiq Hussain Tantray from Kupwara lost his father in 2000, there were bleak chances of him continuing his education. In 2006, his uncle came to know about a school in Srinagar that provides fee education More




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