• TOP STORIES

Cong to go for makeover

Party Mulls Dumping Some Tainted Ministers In JK; Many Things In Pipeline: Mohan Prakash

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, May 7: Ahead of 2014 political battles, Congress high command is seriously mulling to refurbish the party’s image in Jammu and Kashmir by dumping some tainted leaders and put out new faces before the people.The exercise, according to Congress insiders, is being undertaken as a part of More


Govt wakes up to stamp duty evasion

Special Teams To Act Against Violators

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, May 7: After a slumber, the State Government has finally woken up to check the unbridled evasion of stamp duty worth crores of rupees by illegal mutation and land transfers under the garb of gift.Greater Kashmir carried a series of reports on the issue highlighting how land mafia in More


UP disallows JK police post

Modalities Being Worked Out: DGP

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, May 7: Uttar Pradesh (UP) government has denied permission to Jammu and Kashmir police to setup a police station in the state to facilitate the return of former militants from Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) via Nepal border.However, officials here said that modalities are being More


PEOPLE THRONG MINISTERS’ CHAMBERS, PLEAD FOR JOBS

‘Follow Advertisements, Apply Properly’ Is Politicians’ Reply

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, May 7: On the second day after the opening of Durbar Move offices in the summer capital, the Civil Secretariat is abuzz with activities. From sirens to routine meetings of officials to frisking of common people, the governance hub witnesses it all. Outside the chambers of ministers, people More


JK to get drugs analyzed at CDSCO laboratories

Samples To Be Tested At Chandigarh, Kolkata

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar May 7: Union Health Ministry’s Drug Control Organization has agreed to open its drugs analysis facilities to Jammu and Kashmir strained by poor infrastructure and witnessing outrage over supply of substandard medicines to the government-run hospitals.Sources said following a request from More


High Court seeks records

KUNANPOSHPORA CASE

D A RASHID

Srinagar, May 7: Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday asked the Advocate General to produce records pertaining to the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking reinvestigation into alleged mass rape at Kunanposhpora in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district in 1991.A division bench comprising Chief More


China completes DBO withdrawal

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, May 7: The Chinese troops have pulled back from Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) sector in Ladakh where they had intruded on April 15, it was confirmed today even as India was considering a proposal from China to have more friendly contacts between the Armies of the two countries.A day after flag More





  • Briefs

Ban on re-employment: Govt issues formal order

Srinagar, May 7: Jammu and Kashmir government Tuesday issued formal orders on banning re-employment of government officials. “In suppression of all previous orders on the subject, it is hereby ordered More



  • National

Delhi settles at max 40.8 deg C

New Delhi, May 7: It was another hot day in the capital today as mercury remained over 40 degree Celsius mark. Weather predictions suggest that temperatures will rise in the coming days. The More




  • Opinion

Daulat Beg Takeaway

A similar restrained approach in India, Pakistan relations can be a game-changer

POINT OF VIEW

RIYAZ AHMAD

China’s intrusion 19 kilometre inside Ladakh had created a deeply embarrassing situation for India. For one, New Delhi with its growing profile as a global power least expected Beijing to confront it with More



  • GK Health

Extracting medicine from plants

Is lifting ban on extraction of medicinal plants by government a wise decision?

PLANT SPEICES

DR. AIJAZ HASSAN GANIE

The state government’s decision of lifting ban on the extraction of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) from different ecological zones particularly from forests has faced a large criticism from the researches More




  • Letters

Inform us

This refers to the recently surfaced spurious drug scam. The people associated with the well being of human life have betrayed us. It becomes mandatory that common people also must be made aware about More



  • Editorial

Act now

The 5.7 magnitude temblor that hit Chenab Valley last week has brought about appalling crisis in the region. Two districts – Doda and Kishtwar, have suffered most extensive damage with reports suggesting More



  • Business

JK participates in Arabian Travel Mart

‘State has vast potential for adventure tourism’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, May 7: Tourism minister G A Mir has said that Jammu and Kashmir with its vast potential for adventure tourism offers unparallel sports activities like safaris, aero sports, skiing and snowboarding More



  • Sports

Reyaz lifts title for 3rd time in a row

JK TOURISM-MAGPIE RUN FOR SHAHR-E-KHAAS

Srinagar, May 7: Continuing his dominance in the athletic arena of the State, JK Police athletic teams Reyaz Ahmad on Tuesday lifted the third straight JK Tourism-Magpie Run for Old City (Shahr-e-Khaas More



  • Kashmir

See how 2 Srinagar schools puncture Government’s ‘education for all’ balloon

Two Decades On, Institutes Function From Dingy Accommodation

AAQIB ASHRAF

Srinagar, May 7: While the J&K government is boasting of having made “significant achievements” in the education sector, the tale of two schools in Srinagar is enough to puncture the claims. For the More



  • Srinagar City

Traffic streamlining punctures within day of Durbar reopening

Daytime work on main roads hinders vehicular flow; Admin ignores night shift option, lets millions go down drains with rains

GK CITY CORRESPONDENT

Srinagar, May 7: A day after the Durbar Move offices reopened in the summer Capital, massive traffic jams were witnesses on the City main roads Tuesday puncturing the government claims of coordination More




  • Jammu

Mehbooba visits Bhaderwah

Flays Govt for ‘callous’ attitude

Bhaderwah, May 7: Criticizing State Government for its failure to provide relief to the people of Chenab Valley after May 1 earthquake, president of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti today More



  • South Asia

Imran Khan falls off forklift; suffers head injuries

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Lahore, May 7: Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan today suffered injuries on his head when he fell off a forklift that was  hoisting him on to a stage for an election campaign meeting here in More



  • World

28 killed in Bangladesh

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Dhaka: A top leader of a radical outfit, demanding a tougher blasphemy law in Bangladesh, was remanded to police custody today in connection with raging violence that claimed 28 lives, even as the opposition More



  • GKeducation&career

INSPIRING KASHMIRIS

Returning home to set up an IT company

Three Kashmiris left their lucrative careers to set up an IT company in Kashmir that is empowering youth and successfully conducting business with global companies

MAJID MAQBOOL

About 10 years ago Tahir Qazi, a US based technology executive with extensive international business experience, along with two other friends having years of experience in IT sector, thought that it was More




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