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Torrential rains,gusty winds wreak havoc across Kashmir

Girl Swept By Flashfloods, Man Dies In Lightning

Power,Water Supply Disrupted ; Roads Inundated

AAQIB ASHRAF

Srinagar, May 26: Two persons including a girl died and many low-lying areas were inundated across the Kashmir due to torrential rains accompanied by thunderstorm and strong winds since Saturday evening. Even as the state government has ruled out any imminent flood threat, the Srinagar-Jammu and Srinagar More


Highway Closed

MM PARVAIZ/YOGESH SAGOTRA

Ramban/Jammu, May 26: The Jammu-Srinagar national highway, the only road link between Kashmir and rest of the country, was on Sunday closed for vehicular traffic due to landslides triggered by heavy rains in Ramban district.  “There have been landslides on the highway near Ramban and Kela More


Three die in Drass mishap

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, May 26: Three persons including father-son duo died in an accident after a TATA mobile vehicle slipped into river in Shamsha in Kharboo area of Drass in Kargil district of Ladakh region. The vehicle is missing and rescue operation has been launched.Meanwhile, Srinagar-Leh highway has More


Police detain Sumo driver for ‘ferrying militants’

Combing Operation Called Off In Tral Forests

ENCOUNTER AFTERMATH

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, May 26: Police Sunday detained a TATA Sumo driver for allegedly ferrying the militants who escaped from the encounter site in Buchoo area of Tral in south Kashmir on Friday. The forces have also called off the three-day long search operation in the area. In the encounter Friday More


Chhattisgarh Cong chief, son among 27 killed in Naxal attack

Maoist Violence Has Consumed Around 400 Troopers

550 Civilians Since 2008

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Raipur (Chhattisgarh), May 26: The toll in the deadly attack by suspected Maoists on a convoy of Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh rose to 27 after the bullet-riddled bodies of state party chief Nand Kumar Patel, his son Dinesh and eight others were found on Sunday. The bodies were lying in More


Omar condemns attack, calls for strong-arm tactics

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, May 26: Expressing condolences to families of those killed in Maoist attack on a convoy of Congress party in Bastar belt of Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Sunday said strong steps are needed to wipe out Naxalites. “We condemn the attacks in Chhattisgarh More


Congress, NC on same page: Omar

‘I Think Prof Soz Recently Supported The Demand’

AFSPA REVOCATION ROW

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, May 26: Maintaining his stand on partial revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the state, Chief Minster Omar Abdullah Sunday said the ruling National Conference (NC) and Congress were on same page over the issue. “We are clear on the issue and we are not seeking More


Delayed rate contract drains exchequer

H&MED Purchases Drugs, Equipment On Exorbitant Prices

AILING HEALTHCARE

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, May 26: In blatant violation of norms, the state’s Health and Medical Education Department has allegedly purchased drugs and other hospital equipment at exorbitant rates in absence of approved rate contracts. “It’s like a mafia where due to absence of approved rate contracts situations More


‘China constructs road in Ladakh’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Leh, May 26: India and China may have announced an end to their 20-day stand-off in Ladakh sector, but the situation has not entirely settled down judging from a recent incident when the Chinese intercepted an Indian Army patrol and prevented it from going to Line of Actual Control (LAC).The incident More





  • Briefs

Khursheed Alam resigns

Srinagar, May 26:  Noted trade union leader, Khursheed Alam, on Sunday resigned from the post of president of Employees Joint Action Committee-K and Joint Coordination Committee, an amalgam of the More



  • National

Rohtang Pass opened for tourists after 6 months

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Manali, May 26: Rohtang pass, the gateway to fascinating Lahaul and Pangi tribal valleys, was opened for tourists after six months. The tribal areas received several spells of moderate and heavy snowfalls More




  • Opinion

Beyond Slippery Wicket

Of Noorani's speech, his book and the response thereof

Punchline

Z.G. MUHAMMAD

Sitting in the backroom of a shop on the fashionable Residency Road, a “friend” of A.G. Noorani, complained that I and few other columnists were not ‘just and fair’ to author of book, ‘The Kashmir Dispute More



  • GKeducation&career

Seven Myths About Civil Service Examination

The exam is not as tough as it is made out to be

DEMYSTIFYING IAS

NAVEED TRAMBOO

Civil service examination is quite an arduous task as most would agree – not only because of the tough competition, but also because of the lengthy time process, which stretches to over a year. Clearly More




  • Letters

Excellent job

Heartiest congratulations to the whole team of Greater Kashmir including the readers for completing 25 years. GK has been doing excellent job by being a friend, scholar, guide, mentor for every one who More



  • Editorial

New Indo-Pak Detente

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has expressed hope that India and Pakistan will resume dialogue following the successful national elections in Pakistan which for the first time witnessed the direct and peaceful More



  • Business

V-Mart announces winners of quiz, drawing competition

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar,May 26: V-Mart Srinagar today gave away prizes to children who had participated in its quiz and drawing competition.  To celebrate third anniversary of its store, V- Mart here, the company More



  • Sports

Rafiq Malik becomes first Kashmiri to climb Mt Everest

Srinagar, May 26: The 33-year-old Rafiq Malik has achieved the feat of being becoming first Kashmiri to reach the summit of World's highest peak Mount Everest. Climbing with the first ever National Cadet More



  • Kashmir

Protest against Gulzar rock Khansahib

SAJAD RASOOL

Khansahib (Budgam), May 26: Hundreds of people from Khansahib, Dreygam, Parnewa, Kremshore, Wagar, Bugroo and other adjoining areas staged a massive protest against the fake ‘faith healer’ Gulzar Bhat More



  • Srinagar City

When people stroll for Clean,Green Srinagar

Jora flags off marathon walk

GK CITY CORRESPONDENT

Srinagar, May 26: In the backdrop of scenic Zabarwan hills, hundreds of students from various schools teamed up in chilly wee hours on Sunday and walked in unison for making Srinagar green and clean.  More




  • Jammu

5 bogies catch fire at Jammu railway station

The Burning Train

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, May 25: Five bogies of two trains including Shalimar Express and Ahmedabad-Jammu express were gutted in a fire at Jammu Tawi railway station on Sunday.There was no loss of life in the fire incident More



  • South Asia

SHAHBAZ SHARIF NOMINATED PUNJAB CM

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Lahore, May 26: The PML-N has formally nominated Shahbaz Sharif as the Chief Minister of Pakistan’s Punjab province for a record fourth term and he is expected to assume the office on June 1. Shahbaz More



  • World

2 Pakistanis charged over PIA mid-air plane scare

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

London, May 26: Two Pakistani-origin men have been charged with endangering an aircraft after UK fighter jets were scrambled this week to escort a PIA plane that was diverted to the nation's designated More




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