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DDC polls, Panchayat by-elections| First phase today, 1475 in fray

November 28, 2020, 2:10 AM

The first phase of the maiden District Development Council (DDC) polls, and the Panchayat by-elections, will be held on Saturday in J&K.  According to officials, 296 candidates…

'36 Sarpanchs, 768 Panchs elected unopposed'

November 28, 2020, 2:08 AM

State Election Commissioner, J&K, KK Sharma today said that 36 Sarpanchs and 768 Panchs have been elected unopposed, mostly in Kashmir Valley. He said: “368 Panch constituencie…

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LoC face-off |2 soldiers killed

November 28, 2020, 2:05 AM

Two Army soldiers were killed on Friday as Pakistani troops opened heavy fire and shelled mortars along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district, a defence official said. He s…

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Security forces on high alert

November 28, 2020, 2:05 AM

The authorities have made elaborate security arrangements for the first phase of District Development Council polls and Panchayat by-elections in J&K on Saturday. Senior police…

DGP for implementation of comprehensive security plan

November 28, 2020, 2:05 AM

Director General of Police, J&K Dilbag Singh today reviewed the overall security situation and security arrangements for the upcoming District Development Council (DDC) polls a…

Srinagar-Leh highway shut for fifth consecutive day

Day 5: Srinagar-Leh road remains closed

November 28, 2020, 2:00 AM

Traffic on Srinagar-Leh highway remained suspended on the fifth consecutive day today due to snowslides at several places along the road. The highway was closed on Monday after fre…

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Srinagar-Jammu highway remains open

November 28, 2020, 1:59 AM

In contravention of government orders for highway closure on Fridays for road repairing and maintenance, the Jammu-Srinagar National highway today remained open for vehicular traff…

4 Shopian missing youth traced

November 28, 2020, 1:55 AM

Four youth from south Kashmir's Shopian district who had gone missing in Delhi, were traced on Friday. The youth, according to their families, had been “picked up” by the police an…

HC quashes PSA detention of Pulwama man

November 28, 2020, 1:52 AM

J&K High Court quashed detention of a man from south Kashmir’s Pulwama district who was booked under the Public Safety Act in 2018. While setting aside a single bench order whi…

Waheed Parra remanded to 15-day NIA custody

November 28, 2020, 1:51 AM

PDP leader Waheed Parra was remanded to 15 days of National Investigation Agency (NIA) custody on Friday following his arrest earlier this week for allegedly conspiring with Hizbul…

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I've been illegally detained yet again: Mehbooba Mufti

November 28, 2020, 2:26 AM

A day before the first-ever District Development Council elections in the newly created Union Territory of J&K are to be held, former Chief Minister and People’s Democratic Par…

Personal liberty is treated as favour by govt: Omar Abdullah

November 28, 2020, 1:34 AM

National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah on Friday said that personal liberty is treated as a favour by the government, giving and withdrawing it at will, with no inte…

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SEC rebuts, says Mehbooba Mufti not detained

November 28, 2020, 2:26 AM

State Election Commissioner KK Sharma today said that the former Chief Minister and PDP President “has not been detained” in Kashmir. “I came to know about her detention through th…

AC clears 850 MW Ratle Hydroelectric Project

November 28, 2020, 1:28 AM

In a significant decision, the J&K Administrative Council in its meeting here today approved the proposal for development of 850 MW Ratle Hydroelectric Project in  joint ventur…

Srinagar Mayor Junaid Mattu joins Apni Party

November 28, 2020, 1:24 AM

A day after being elected as the Mayor of summer capital Srinagar, Junaid Mattu on Friday joined the JK Apni Party (JKAP) at the party headquarters at Sheikh Bagh in Lal Chowk here…

Business

Navin Choudhury chairs meeting to review quality of pesticides

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

Principal Secretary, Agriculture and Horticulture departments, Navin Kumar Choudhury, today chaired an officers meeting to review the quality of pesticides being provided to orchar…

VC KVIB chairs bankers meet

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

Vice Chairperson Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB), Dr Hina Shafi Bhat, today chaired Bankers meet to review progress under Prime Ministers Employment Generation Programme…

JK Govt inks 4 MoUs with BSE to spread financial literacy

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

BSE, Asia’s oldest stock exchange, has signed four MoUs with Mission Youth, Government of J&K to spread financial awareness, support economic development, and encourage sustain…

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G 20: Co-ordinate global responses

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

The 15th G20 summit was held in virtual mode on November 21-22 under Saudi Arabia’s presidency. Earlier, in March, an extraordinary summit was convened for the group to focus on th…

Highway: Muck,Mishaps & Misfortune !

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

The winter brings snow which is nature's greatest gift, but along with this it brings miseries for Kashmirs. In spite of the fact that most of the developed countries in Europe, Am…

If the 'Why' is powerful then the 'How' is easy

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

Everyone one of us here in this Duniya are for a reason, for a purpose, and no matter what our profession is, no matter what our background is, the one who has created us has creat…

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Jammu and Kashmir witnessing larger infected family clusters

November 28, 2020, 2:20 AM

J&K is witnessing a rise in the clusters of positive cases within families, a trend worrying experts. A senior health official said that the Health and Medical Education depart…

First allogenic stem cell bone marrow transplant conducted at SKIMS

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

The Department of Clinical Haematology at SKIMS Soura has for the first time in Jammu Kashmir performed a matched sibling allogenic stem cell bone marrow transplant for a patient s…

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Govt brings 8 ICDS projects under SMC, JMC's control

November 28, 2020, 2:17 AM

The government Friday brought eight ICDS projects under the control of Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) and Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) in both the capital cities. In ref…

LG Sinha inaugurates Guru Nanak Chair, University of Jammu Special Purpose Vehicle Foundation

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, who is also the Chancellor of University of Jammu, today inaugurated Guru Nanak Chair & University of Jammu Special Purpose Vehicle Foundation…

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9,99,232 stranded JK residents evacuated so far: Govt

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

The government has evacuated about 9,99,232 J&K residents, stranded in other parts of the country due to COVID19 lockdown via Lakhanpur and through special trains and buses so…

Revenue deptt asks presiding officers to fix all cases within 15 days

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

Revenue Department has issued directions to review all administrative actions which have been held-up due to court orders from the last six months in J&K. It asked presiding of…

'GRA Insurance policy for 3.5 lakh Govt employees renewed'

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

Finance Department has renewed Group Personal Accidental (GRA) Insurance Policy for 3.5 lakhs gazetted and non-gazetted Government employees of J&K including consolidated, cont…

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Soldier killed in Srinagar attack cremated in Reasi village

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

The Army man who was killed in a militant attack in Srinagar on Thursday was cremated in his native village of Reasi district. In a statement issued here, the Army said that befitt…

J&K Revenue Officers Working Committee calls on LG's Advisor, CS

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

J&K Revenue Officers Working Committee Friday called on Advisor to Lieutenant Governor R R Bhatnagar and Chief Secretary B V R Subramanium to apprise them about their grievance…

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Lt Governor dedicates Customized Livelihood Programme “MUMKIN" for Transport Sector to youth

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

As part of the “MUMKIN” initiative, the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha distributed highly subsidized small commercial vehicles among 10 young beneficiaries from across the Union T…

Nitishwar Kumar reviews progress of Jan Abhiyan for Kashmiri Migrants

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

Principal Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor, Nitishwar Kumar today chaired a high level meeting to review the progress being made during Jan Abhiyan programme for Kashmir Migran…

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Health Deptt constitutes committee to probe Muddasir Ali's death

November 28, 2020, 2:22 AM

A week after Greater Kashmir senior editor Muddasir Ali died enroute Srinagar hospital, Health Services Kashmir constituted a committee to probe whether life-saving emergency treat…

Health sector 'messed up' in Budgam: J&K RTI Movement

November 28, 2020, 2:20 AM

J&K RTI Movement Friday said that the health sector in Kashmir in general and Budgam district in particular was being “messed up”. In a statement issued here, Chairman RTI Move…

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BJP, 'its ilk' trying to alter institutions: NC

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

National Conference (NC) Friday said that the BJP and RSS in collusion with few sections of “flawed bureaucracy” were trying their level best to alter the working of institutions i…

I'm no where involved in Roshni scam: Taj Mohi-ud-Din

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

Senior Congress leader and former minister Taj Mohi-ud-Din who allegedly came under Roshni Land Scam, on Friday welcomed the CBI probe into the scam, saying "I'm hopefull the facts…

JKPCC writes to SEC over shifting of polling booths

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) General Secretary today wrote a letter to State Election Commission (SEC) expressing concern on the ‘unwanted’ shifting of…

Seminar on Psychological Problems, remedies held at GDC DH Pora

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

The Govt Degree College D.H Pora Kulgam organised a One Day Seminar on “Basic Psychological Problems and Their Remedial Measures” under the initiative of Manodarpan on  Tuesday. Ac…

Late Molvi Muhammad Jawad Ansari remembered

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

Prayer meetings were held across Kashmir on Friday to pay rich tributes to Late Hujat-ul-Islam Molvi Muhammad Jawad Ansari on his 63rd death anniversary. According to a statement,…

Baramulla police distributes COVID19 preventive kits

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

Baramulla police distributed COVID19 preventive kits under Civic Action Program among one hundred Below Poverty Line (BPL) families under the jurisdiction of Sub-division Uri on Th…

21-year-old rape victim from Kulgam dies in Srinagar hospital

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

A 21-year-old girl, who was allegedly abducted from a marriage party by two youth in south Kashmir's Kulgam district last month and then raped, died in a Srinagar hospital late Thu…

Ambitious Tribal Research Institute projects shelved in J&K

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

The government has shelved the Tribal Research Institute (TRI) projects as Rs 480 crore remained unspent. A senior officer in the civil secretariat told Greater Kashmir that the pr…

Urs of Dastgeer Sahib (RA) concludes

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

The annual Urs of Sufi saint Hazrat Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA), popularly known as Peer Dastgeer Sahib (RA), concluded today. A large number of devotees, following COVID1…

17000 kanals of govt land encroached in Nagrota

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

The revenue authorities here have disclosed that as many as 17019 kanals of “government land” has been encroached upon by 1160 persons in Nagrota tehsil of Jammu district. Chairman…

Oberoi bereaved; Farooq, Omar express condolences

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

National Conference (NC) President Farooq Abdullah and Vice President Omar Abdullah Friday expressed condolences over the demise of ParamJeet Singh Rana, the father-in-law of NC Tr…

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Preserve Hokarsar wetland but don't harass land owners: Apni Party

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

Apni Party Senior Vice President Ghulam Hassan Mir Friday called for the protection and preservation of Hokarsar wetland but urged the Wildlife department not to cause any kind of…

Congress, CPI (M) criticiseGovt for stopping Mehbooba from visiting Pulwama

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

Congress and CPI (M) Friday criticised the government for not allowing former chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti from visiting Pulwama in so…

DDC Polls|Imminent drubbing awaits BJP, its 'Team-B': Nasir

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

National Conference (NC) Friday said an imminent drubbing awaits BJP and its ‘Team-B’ in the forthcoming DDC polls. An NC statement issued here said that while presiding over a pub…

OP-Ed

Exploring the history of Kashmir

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

The book titled Kashmir Past and Present puts forward the novel idea how a few budding intellectuals pooled their ideas, intelligence and hard work under the guidance and academic…

Discriminatory application of modesty

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

We live in a world of progress and advancement but in this era too there are many people who live in the darkness of ignorance; they still consider sons as assets and girls as liab…

Sports

Tribute to Maradona 'Exhibition Match' today

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

National and International Footballers Forum (NIFF) with the support of Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council is organising an exhibition match to pay tribute to the legendary Argentine…

Australia beat India by 66 runs in 1st ODI

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

India made a dismal start to their tour of Australia, losing the first ODI by 66 runs here on Friday. Electing to bat, Australia posted an imposing 374 for six with skipper Aaron F…

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NZ beats WI by 5 wickets

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

A savage spell of fast bowling from Lockie Ferguson and an unbeaten 48 from Jimmy Neesham propelled New Zealand to a five-wicket win over the West Indies in the series-opening Twen…

J&K Indoor rowing c'ship from today

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

J&K Rowing and Sculling Association is going to organize J&K Indoor Rowing Championship at Nigeen Club Srinagar on November 28 and 29. Participants from all over J&K ar…

JKCA members condole demise of Rattan Raina

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

The working committee members of J&K Cricket Association have condoled the demise of former legendary cricketer of J&K Rattan Raina who passed away on Thursday in New Delhi…

Islamia College to organise Inter-College Table Tennis tourney

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

Islamia College of Science and Commerce is going to conduct Inter-College Table Tennis tournament in the second week of December. The tournament would be held for boys and staff me…

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Urs of Dastgeer Sahib (RA) concludes

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

The annual Urs of Sufi saint Hazrat Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA), popularly known as Peer Dastgeer Sahib (RA), concluded today. A large number of devotees, following COVID1…

Mirwaiz Umar's uncle Moulvi Ali Muhammad Jan passes away

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

Octogenarian member of Mirwaiz family, Moulvi Ali Muhammad Jan, who was the elder brother of  Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq and the uncle of Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir, Dr Moulvi Muhammad…

World
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Iran scientist linked to military nuclear program killed

November 28, 2020, 1:00 AM

Iranian state television is reporting that a scientist that Israel has alleged led a military nuclear program in early 2000s has been "assassinated."  State TV Friday cited so…