Polls from Nov 25; results on Dec 23

ECI announces 5-phase elections to J&K Assembly; Ready with Plan-B if border situation deteriorates: CEC


New Delhi, Oct 25: Ignoring the objections of the ruling National Conference on holding Assembly elections at this juncture on the plea that atmosphere was not conducive in the aftermath of floods, the Election Commission has decided to hold five-phase elections in Jammu and Kashmir beginning November More

Be impartial in poll process: CEO directs officials


Srinagar, Oct 25: Asking officials to act in an impartial manner to ensure free and fair elections, Jammu and Kashmir’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) UmangNarula Saturday said that 99 polling stations have been damaged by the devastating floods that hit the State last month. Narula was addressing More

Time not right for polls: NC

Seeking delay was blackmail: PDP*We accept ECI verdict: Cong*People’s aspirations taken on board: BJP


Srinagar, Oct 25: In the wake of announcement of Assembly elections in J&K, National Conference today said though it was not the appropriate time for polls, the party would nevertheless participate in the exercise.“After the declaration of the schedule by the Election Commission of India, More

Will put our best foot forward: Omar

Srinagar, Oct 25: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who had reservations against the holding of assembly polls in the state soon, today said there was no question of not contesting the elections and "we will put our best foot forward.""While National Conference was keen to rehabilitate More

BJP,Congress yet to decide candidates


Jammu, Oct 25: The BharatiyaJanata Party (BJP) and Congress are yet to decide candidates even as the elections to J&K assembly have been announced.Sources in BJP said that despite many meetings of election committee in the state as well as in New Delhi, the party has failed to finalize the More

Elections add insult to injury of flood victims: Separatists

‘New Delhi’s shoddy rehabilitation process political vengeance’


Srinagar, Oct 25: Senior separatist leaders on Saturday hit out at New Delhi for alleged shoddy rehabilitation of flood victims and announcement of Assembly elections, saying it adds insult to the injury of Kashmiris.The separatist leaders urged people to boycott the elections saying, "It cannot More

Security grid will take extra measures: Police


Srinagar, Oct 25: Police on Saturday said that the security grid will take extra measures to foil any attempt by the inimical elements for disruption of poll process.A top police official told Greater Kashmir that that they will step up security measures to meet any challenge. “Threat is always More

  • Briefs

Man found dead in Shopian

Srinagar, Oct 25: Police on Saturday recovered a  bullet-riddled body of a 30-year-old man from south Kashmir’s Shopian district.A police spokesman said  Reyaz Ahmad Khan, of Kariwa-Manloo village More

  • National

PM reaches out to media, promises direct interaction

Modi hosts Diwali Milan


New Delhi, Oct 25: Reaching out to the media with which he has had a lukewarm relationship, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had some good words for the press today, promising to find a way to interact with More

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  • Opinion

Making Lal Chowk smile again

Mr. Modi, term “economic package”, admittedly, has become a bad cliché in J&K’s context. Post-September Floods, what the state needs is an Economic Stimulus Plan.



J&K state stands at a crossroads today. Post-floods, one path leads to economic renewal and a hopeful future. The other path leads to a long-drawn economic depression and social misery. Quite naturally More

  • GK Magazine

Halshari Heroes

Our forefathers called it halshari then, and in our times, we call it volunteering



illahifazl@gmail.comAadil Ahmad saves scores from drowning. There is no boat around now. He decides to swim a distance of 300 meters in rushing flood water. He does not do it once. He does it many times More

  • Business

Govt should ‘re-nationalize’ JK Bank to rebuild state economy: Dr Mattoo


Srinagar, Oct 29: Globally known economist and investment banker of Kashmir origin, Dr Mehraj Mattoo on Saturday said Jammu and Kashmir government should “re-nationalize” JK Bank to infuse credit flow More

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  • Kashmir

Amarnath yatra a factor in Kashmir deluge, says Swami Agnivesh

New Delhi, Oct 25:  Social activist and Hindu religious scholar Swami Agnivesh today said that the prolonged Amarnath yatra had a role in the unprecedented flood that recently hit the Valley. He said More

  • Srinagar City

Encroachments galore on river embankments

Illegal constructions continue; Soil,sand excavation go unchecked; IFCD sleeps



Srinagar, Oct 25: Encroachments continue to mushroom on the banks of waterbodies likes rivers and flood-spill channels in the City while the concerned particularly the Irrigation and Flood Control Department More

  • South Asia

Won't allow India to resolve Kashmir its own way: Pakistan

‘Efforts on at international level to make UN Military Observers Mission more active’

Islamabad, Oct 25: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz Saturday blamed India for wanting to resolve Kashmir issue in its own way, which he said Pakistan would More

  • World

‘Netaji deputy, Nehru aide was Soviet spy’


London, Oct 25: A deputy of freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, an "old friend" of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and a former Indian ambassador, A C N Nambiar, has been described as a Soviet spy.According More

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