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Militants sneak in

Army Launches Search Operation, Uses Helicopters

INFILTRATION

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, May 8: Army on Wednesday launched searches in Shamshawari forest Range near Line of Control (LoC) in frontier district of Kupwara to track down a group of militants that ostensibly crossed over to this side on Tuesday.Sources told Greater Kashmir that a fresh militant group entered through More


Help earthquake hit Chenab Valley on Leh pattern: JK to GoI

Chief Minister Visiting Affected Areas Today; Need To Do More: Wani

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, May 8: The State Government has decided to approach the Government of India with a demand for relief package for earthquake hit victims of Chenab Valley on pattern of Leh which was hit by a cloudburst in 2010.R&B minister Abdul Majid Wani told a press conference here that the assessment More


Fresh tremors jolt Kishtwar, Doda

GK NEWS NETWORK

Bhaderwah, May 8: Fresh low intensity tremors shook twin districts of Doda and Kishtwar on Wednesday triggering panic among the people. There was, however, no immediate report of casualty or injury from any area.A Met official said the tremors were of very low magnitude. First earthquake was recorded More


PROMPT ACTION CAN SAVE LIVES: VOHRA

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, May 8: Governor N N Vohra on Wednesday said the recent devastating earthquake in Chenab Valley should serve as a lesson for the administration and it should always be prepared to tackle the situation arising out of natural calamities.“Prompt action can save a number of lives; we need More


Locals flee Bhaderwah

GK NEWS NETWORK

Bhaderwah, May 8: Shattered by frequent jolts and impending threat of a major catastrophe, dozens of families are leaving this mountainous town everyday to take shelter in other parts of the state.Sources said there has been a transaction of Rs 8 crore during past one week as people want to keep More


Explain assault on Sanaullah: Supreme Court to Centre, JK

DISALLOWS HIS REPATRIATION TO PAKISTAN

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, May 8: The Supreme Court today asked the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir government to explain as to why no steps were taken to prevent assault on Pakistan prisoner Sanaullah Ranjay inside a Jammu jail.The court, however, did not allow the plea that Ranjay be repatriated to Pakistan More


Congress wins Karnataka

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Bangalore, May 8: Congress today made a spectacular come back in Karnataka wresting power after seven years in its old southern fortress and in the process decimated the ruling BJP whose fate was sealed by a fractious split and corruption charges.Battered by a series of scams at the national stage More


Taj seeks removal of CPC members

SPURIOUS DRUG SCAM

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, May 8: The Minister for Medical Education Taj Mohiuddin on Wednesday sought the removal of Central Purchase Committee-II members for their alleged involvement in the Spurious Drug Scam.“They should have stepped down after they were indicted and charge sheet was served to them. I spoke More


DEALERS IN DOCK

Polythene In Cold Drink Bottle

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, May 8: Police on Thursday questioned dealers in connection with the recovery of polythene from a cold drink bottle in Srinagar and have decided to send the sample to Chandigarh food testing laboratory.A police official told Greater Kashmir that they would question the Jammu-based administration More


HC reserves decision

Kunanposhpora Mass Rape Reinvestigation

D A RASHID

Srinagar, May 8: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday reserved its decision on the maintainability of a Public Interest Litigation seeking reinvestigation into the mass rape incident at Kunanposhpora village in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district in 1991.A division bench of High Court comprising More


Cabinet approves filling of teacher vacancies

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, May 8: The State Cabinet on Wednesday approved recruitment of teachers in socially and educationally backward areas and near the Line of Actual Control on the Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReT) pattern.The Cabinet which held its maiden meeting here under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister Omar More





  • Briefs

Justice Nazki to head fee panel

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, May 8: Jammu and Kashmir Government Wednesday issued formal orders for appointing Justice (retd) Bilal Nazki as head of the committee mandated to fix the fee structure for private schools in More



  • National

Govt approves National Cyber Security Policy

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, May 8: The government today approved the National Cyber Security Policy that aims to create a secure computing environment in the country and build capacities to strengthen the current set up More




  • Opinion

De-politicize Tourism

Tourism has unfortunately been turned into a political tool not only to utilise its propaganda value to project the so called normalcy but to prevent its streamlining as a sustainable economic activity

MY TAKE

M ASHRAF

After “Azadi”, the Tourism is the most talked about subject in J & K. A very misleading impression has been created that Tourism is the base of all economic activities in the state and especially in More



  • GK Magazine

Of Academic Arrangement

With love, prayer and well wishes to the new entrants of Kashmir University

APPOINTING LECTURERS

PERVAIZE AHMAD SHEIKH

The academic session of Kashmir colleges has started and like every year the students have been left to the mercy of teachers hired and fired on a yearly basis, paid half yearly stipend in the name of More




  • Letters

GMC clarifies

This refers to the news item (GK 7th May 2013) regarding the strike in Govt. Medical College & Associated Hospitals.There was no strike in Lalla Ded Hospital/Bone and Joint Surgery Hospital/G. B. Pant More



  • Editorial

Traffic Snarls

Srinagar roads are nearing bursting point. Darbar Move to the summer capital has drastically increased the flow of traffic on the already busy roads, leading to grid-locks and congestion. And promoting More



  • Business

Omar asks banks to increase CDR

Governor RBI fixes 40 pc target for Credit-Deposit Ratio

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, May 8: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Wednesday impressed upon the Banks to walk an extra-mile in enhancing the Credit Deposit Ratio (CDR) in the state and providing hassle-free lending to budding More



  • Sports

Kupwara Sports Stadium in dilapidated condition

WASIM MAJNOON MIR

Kupwara, May 8: Due to the official neglect, the North Kashmir’s district Kupwara lacks basic sports infrastructure facilities and the only available sporting field is in dilapidated conditions.   More



  • Kashmir

IWT discriminatory against J&K: Taj

‘Pakistan major beneficiary of the treaty’

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, May 8: Senior Congress leader and Minister for Medical Education Taj Mohiudin Wednesday said Pakistan was the major beneficiary of 1960 Indus Water Treaty as Government of India or the State More



  • Srinagar City

'RECRUITING DISCRIMINATION'

Want Govt job? Bring LOC to City!

M HYDERI

Srinagar, May 8: At a time when the state government is claiming to fill 80,000 job vacancies on “fast-track”, for the unemployed youth of Srinagar, getting “due share” in the openings is turning as impossible More




  • Jammu

NC mis-using State apparatus to suppress people: Mufti

‘PDP-led Govt had revived people’s faith in democracy’

SUMIT BHARGAV

Kalakote, May 8: Patron of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, today regretted that National Conference-led coalition has brought chaos and uncertainty in the State by propagating oppressive More



  • South Asia

Muslim League leader Sheikh Abdul Mateen bereaved

Islamabad, May 8: Non-resident Kashmiri leaders on Wednesday expressed deep shock and sorrow over the sad demise of Ruqaya Mateen the wife of Muslim League leader Sheikh Abdul Mateen. Ruqaya Mateen More



  • World

China calls for proper, timely settlement of border issues

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Beijing, May 8: China today called for "proper and timely" settlement of the boundary issues with India to preserve peace at the borders in the light of the row over Depsang Valley in Ladakh where the More



  • Gk Features

Struggling for survival

They lost their only son, their only breadwinner during the 2010 civil uprising and since then they have been struggling for survival

REVISITING 2010 UNREST VICTIMS

MAJID MAQBOOL

On August 3, 2010, when Mehraj-ud-Din Lone, 22, was shot at from a close range by government forces outside his home in Barthana Qamerwari, his bedridden father lost his only son, the only support he had More




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