No more debate, AFSPA has to go: Soz

‘Hurriyat Should Talk To PM During His Kashmir Visit’


Srinagar, May 27: With an eye on 2014 polls, state Congress chief Prof Saifuddin Soz Monday said deliberations on the revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) were over and it was time to lift the Act from some areas without politicizing the issue. He also advised Hurriyat Conference More

Face-off between Army, JK Govt over assets of Maharaja’s forces

High-Level Official Panel Constituted To Go Over 1956 Agreement


Srinagar, May 27: The State Government on Monday ordered examination of the agreement dating back to 1956 between the State and the President of India over ownership of assets of Maharaja Hari Singh’s forces presently under the possession of Army.The development follows “non-release of rent by More

Highway re-opens Flood Alert In Baramulla;

Fresh Snowfall In Bhaderwah


Srinagar, May 27: After remaining closed for around eight hours, Srinagar-Jammu highway was opened for vehicular traffic on Monday.The highway was closed following landslides at Seri and Kela Morh triggered due to heavy rainfall.As the landslides were cleared by BEACON today, the traffic authorities More

Army handling Chinese incursion in Ladakh: Antony

‘Nation Can Be Assured That Armed Forces Are Fully Prepared’


Thanjavur, May 27: Army was “handling” the situation arising out of the latest incursion in Ladakh, Defence Minister A K Antony said Monday after Chinese troops prevented Indians from patrolling up to LAC in Finger-VIII area where they have built a road inside Indian territory.“Army is updated More

‘No troop deployment for anti-Naxal ops’


Thanjavur (TN), May 27: Ruling out the possibility of deploying Army in anti-Naxal operations, Defence Minister A K Antony Monday said the real answer lies in strengthening local and central police forces.He said the services have been extending full support to the police on the ground and the More

PML-N nominates Sharif for PM’s post

Election On June 5, Tehrik-e-Insaf To Field Javed Hashmi


Islamabad, May 27: PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif is set to become Pakistan's prime minister for an unprecedented third term on June 5 with his party nominating him for the top post. Officials said the formal election of new Prime Minister by members of the National Assembly will be held on June 5.The More

Arrest accused: Court tells IGP


Srinagar, May 27: A local court here on Monday directed Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir to execute non-bailable warrants against seven accused in the infamous spurious drug scam. It also asked DIG Crime Jammu to produce three accused in Crime Branch custody before the court on next date More

Rahul Gandhi cancels JK visit


Srinagar, May 27: All India Congress Committee (AICC) Vice-President Rahul Gandhi has cancelled his visit to J&K following Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh.Rahul was scheduled to visit Kashmir on May 28 to announce Rs 900 crore for skill-development project Umeed.Talking to Greater Kashmir More

  • Briefs

Mosque partially damaged in fire

Srinagar, May 27: A mosque was partially damaged in a fire in Pampore township of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said today. Fire broke out in the Masjid Wahab Sahab, Khrew, last night, More

  • National

RBI imposes restrictions on bank loans against gold


Mumbai, May 27: In a bid to curb demand for gold, the Reserve Bank today imposed restrictions on banks and NBFCs for providing loans against gold coins as well as units of gold ETFs and mutual funds.  More

  • Opinion

Fighting for survival

Challenges before Indian leadership



It’s a pity that New Delhi should be saddled with a government that is fighting for its survival- never mind the 4th anniversary of UPA II- at a time when momentous changes are taking place in our own More

  • GKeducation&career

Seven Myths About Civil Service Examination

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



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

Shocking news

This refers to the shocking news of sexual exploitation of minor girls by a “faith healer” in Budgam area. The faith healer’s alleged crime, if proven, is a black spot on our whole society. The case needs More

  • Editorial

Genuine Demand

On Sunday, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah once again reiterated the demand for partial revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the state. In calling for revocation of this fifty five More

  • Business

Omar talks tough on industrial Single Window System

Directs for bringing its functioning under PSGA

Marathon interaction session with budding entrepreneurs


Srinagar, May 27: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday talked tough on the functioning of single window system in industrial department and directed the concerned to bring various services related to clearance More

  • Sports

JKCPL to be held on IPL pattern

Srinagar, May 27: The organisers of the J&K Corporate Premier League (JKCPL) have announced the format of the upcoming tournament scheduled to be held from June 10. The event would be held on More

  • Kashmir

Omar holds Awami Mulaqat

Reiterates Commitment For Peace, Inclusive Development

Srinagar, May 27: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah  Monday  complemented people for “extending wholehearted support to him to restore peace and tranquility and strengthen institutions for public More

  • Srinagar City

At Govt hospitals, quenching thirst can cost your health

From SMHS to LD to B&J, healthcare institutes lack pure water facilities;


Srinagar, May 27: Quenching thirst at the government-run hospitals in the summer Capital could prove costly for your health, if not life. Reasons: None of the Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar More

  • South Asia

Clashes erupt in PaK over prolonged power outages


Islamabad, May 27: Hundreds of people today clashed with police near Mirpur city of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, protesting against prolonged power outages for up to 18 hours a day. The clash took More

  • GK Magazine

The Lion Who Changed My Life

Lone Sahib was a Lion who had a heart of gold.


I have a story to tell. I remember being a poor Gujjar boy in rags for clothes, studying in 8th Standard at a Government High School in Kupwara. I was poorer than the grimmest shades of poverty. Basic More

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