Zubin Mehta concert won’t affect Kashmir issue: Omar

‘No Problem If Civil Society Organizes Parallel Show’


Srinagar, Sep 2: Supporting the western classical music concert by Zubin Mehta, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said the September 7 program won’t affect the Kashmir issue.Talking to media persons on the sidelines of a function at Raj Bhavan here, Omar said everybody has his own political More

‘Dr Farooq to take call on alliance with Cong’

Srinagar, Sep 2: Keeping open the options of continuing in alliance with Congress, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said there was no rift in the ruling coalition.“There is no tension at all,” he told reporters on the sidelines of a function at Raj Bhawan here. “I don’t know what views have been More

Geelani ups ante against concert

Calls For Protests On Friday, Civil Curfew On Saturday

‘Show Aimed At Diverting Attention From Rights Abuses, Kashmir Dispute’


Srinagar, Sep 2: Upping his ante against Zubin Mehta concert at famous Shalimar garden here, Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Monday called for protests on Friday and civil curfew on Saturday to protest against the show. Geelani termed the much-hyped event as “an attempt More

Employees toughen stance, JCC calls for 3-day strike

Protest On Sep 9,Lockout On Sep 10/11;Amalgam Threatens To Disrupt Legislature Session



Srinagar, Sep 2: The State is in for another showdown between the government and its employees with latter calling for three days strike next week to protest against what it called the government’s failure to fulfill their demands.The Joint Consultative Committee (JCC), an amalgam of various employees More

Rajya Sabha again debates Kishtwar violence

Such Incidents Won’t Recur: Dr Farooq


New Delhi, Sep 2: Union Minister for Renewable Energy Dr Farooq Abdullah has said Jammu and Kashmir Government would take all measures to ensure that communal harmony is not again disturbed in Kishtwar which recently witnessed violent incidents.Intervening during debate on the issue in Rajya Sabha More

Police begin profiling South Kashmir youth

Exercise Part Of Normal Policing: DIG


Islamabad (Anantnag), Sep 2: Police has started profiling of alleged stone-pelters in this south Kashmir district raising concerns among the parents.Sources said police is summoning for profiling the youth in Islamabad town and other parts of the district, booked on charges of stone-pelting.

Family of missing Gujjar youth lose hope

Police Clueless; Colleagues Allege Dil Muhammad Was Killed By Rioters In Paddar Area

Kishtwar Riots Fallout


Gandoh (Doda), Sep 2: Family members of a 28-year old Gujjar youth, who was among the persons who went missing, following communal clashes in Kishtwar on August 9, have lost all hopes of his return as police continue to be clueless about his whereabouts.Hailing from Balgram, Donandi, a small hamlet More

PIL seeks ban on Pentavalent vaccine

SC Asks Centre To Respond


New Delhi, Sept 2: The Supreme Court on Monday directed Centre to respond to a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking ban of Pentavalent vaccine that is being pushed as a replacement for the DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus) vaccine given to infants.The PIL alleged the 5-in-1 vaccine has More

  • Briefs

Acute water shortage hits Chadoora area

Srinagar, Sep 2: Residents of Khaza Bagh Bagati Kanipora in Chadoora are facing acute shortage of potable water. A delegation from the area said the PHE deptt laid special pipes for some influential people More

  • News

GoI has made rapid strides in biotechnology, medical products: Azad

New Delhi, Sep 2: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday said there have been many rapid strides in biotechnology and medical products in the country due to support of More

  • Opinion

American peace offensive

The tidings from West Asia sound ominous



It’s as if President Barack Obama is hell-bent on acquiring his new toy, sooner the better. Never mind the cost or the message it sends to the rest of the world. And why should he bother about the rest More

  • GK Magazine

Taxation and Autonomy

In trying to be more loyal than the King, Prof Ali ends up belittling his own society



Professor Nisar Ali, my teacher who taught me economics in the University, has written an extensive response (Greater Kashmir, September, 2013) to my column on Goods and Services Tax (GST). I am honored More

  • Letters

Ragging menace

This refers to the ragging menace in Government Medical College Srinagar. I just qualified JKCET and got selected for MBBS in GMC Srinagar. I was very happy with the result of my hard work. Few days from More

  • Editorial

Development and Elections

To safeguard the interests of the state there is need for creating an efficient monitoring system at the highest level.More than a year ahead of the scheduled date for the Assembly elections, the electoral More

  • Business

JK Bank inaugurates National Business Centre in Mumbai

Mumbai, Sep 2: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Monday highlighted the role of Jammu and Kashmir Bank in the economic development of the State and enhancing trade and commerce activities within and outside More

  • Sports

Khyber Downtown Champions League takes state cricket notch higher

Ropes In Kaif For Bidding Process


Gulmarg, Sep 2: Showing its intent of making Khyber Downtown Champions League DCL) biggest cricket extravaganza of the State, the DCL organising body on Monday roped in International Cricketer Muhammad More

  • Kashmir

K-resolution will ensure peace between India, Pakistan: Malik

Addresses public gatherings in south Kashmir


Srinagar, Sep 2: Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik Monday said the war-like situation on “ceasefire line between India and Pakistan is teasing the criminal silence More

  • Srinagar City

Shift ops to Pantha Chowk within 2 months; SC tells TRC cabbies

Directs IGP Traffic To Take Action On DPS Bus Movement


Srinagar, Sep 2: The Supreme Court has directed TATA Sumo Tempo Travel Operator Union to shift their operations from Tourist Reception Center to Pantha Chowk within two months.  “Having heard the More

  • Jammu

4 months on, BOSE headless



Jammu, Sep 2: Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education (BOSE) continues to function headless as government has failed to appoint the new chairman for the last four months. The post of chairman More

  • Gk Features

Rediscovering Kashmir’s Forgotten Classical Music

Sufiyana Mausiqi has gradually faded away from the social and cultural life of Kashmir



Mohammad Yaqoob Sheikh places his santoor on a wooden stand and picks up a pair of finely carved wooden mallets or kalems. He holds them carefully between his index and middle fingers. A deep, gripping More

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