Court awards death penalty to Tabinda’s killers, rapists

JUSTICE AFTER 8 YEARS | Calls case ‘rarest of rare’, says convicts ‘menace to society’


Kupwara, Apr 24: In a significant judgment, a court here Friday awarded death sentence to all four persons convicted in gangrape and murder of a class 8th student Tabinda Gani in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district in 2007, terming the case as “rarest of rare” while calling the convicts as “menace to the More

Family, villagers says justice done


Kupwara, Apr 24: Residents of Batpora area of Langate—the native village of Tabinda Gani—Friday welcomed the court verdict awarding death sentence to four persons accused in the gangrape and murder of the class 8th student in 2007. Slogans like ‘Allah-hu-Akbar, ‘Jab Tak Sooraj Chand Rahe Ga, Tabinda More

Kashmir women hail verdict


Srinagar, Apr 24: With a court in Kupwara Friday awarding death sentence to four persons accused in gangrape and murder of class 8th student Tabinda Gani, Kashmiri women hailed the court verdict, saying “it would act as a deterrent” in such crimes. “This is what we have been fighting for, though in More

2 BJP ministers elevated to cabinet rank

Guv administers oath of office to Kohli, Dorjey


Jammu, Apr 24: Two junior ministers of Bharatiya Janata Party—Abdul Ghani Kohli and Chering Dorjey—were Thursday elevated to cabinet rank in the PDP-led Jammu and Kashmir government. The swearing-in ceremony was held at Raj Bhavan where Governor NN Vohra administered the oath of office to Kohli and More

Rs 1500 cr loan: WB, JK officials conclude discussion


Srinagar, Apr 24: The World Bank is soon clearing Rs 1500 crore loan assistance to Jammu and Kashmir to rebuild infrastructure damaged by the September 2014 floods, by May 30, as it concluded discussion with the state government on the matter on Friday. Official sources told Greater Kashmir that More

NC sides with Jammu on AIIMS demand

Supports ‘bandh’, submits memorandum to Governor


Jammu, Apr 24: The National Conference, which claims to be largely pro-Kashmir, Friday not only supported Jammu ‘bandh’ on All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for the region but also submitted a memorandum to Governor NN Vohra on the matter. “We support AIIMS for Kashmir, but not at the More

KCSDS hits out at NC, Congress

Denounces ‘politics of communal forces’

Srinagar, Apr 24: The civil society formation—Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS)—Friday deplored “agitational politics” of Jammu “aimed at creating a communal and regional wedge between Jammu and Kashmir.” “Otherwise as simple an issue as granting AIIMS for Kashmir division More

AIIMS demand: Jammu observes shutdown


Jammu, Apr 24: Jammu Friday observed complete shutdown to press for its demand of having All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for the region. All shops and business establishments remained closed while traffic was off the roads. Activists of various political and social organizations More

NC seeks rollback of new job policy

Jammu, Apr 24: The National Conference Friday submitted a memorandum to Governor NN Vohra seeking roll back of new recruitment policy of the BJP-PDP government. Talking to Greater Kashmir, Rather said the government should fast-track recruitments under provisions of J&K Civil Services Decentralization More

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Inter district teachers demand transfer policy

Srinagar, Apr 24: J&K Inter District Teachers Union Friday appealed Education Minister Naeem Akhter to direct concerned officials to frame the policy for their transfers. A delegation of the Union led More

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  • Opinion

What an irony?

It takes a loss of life to get us united!


The tragic loss of an innocent youngster could only enable the three prominent leaders to share a stage, after a gap of 7 long years. That becomes a screaming banner headline in the newspapers. What an More

  • OP-ED

Disappointment: So Big, So Soon!

Even a hardcore cynic wouldn't imagine that disillusionment would visit so early


There was hardly any one in the neutral space, who would support the idea of PDP joining hands with BJP. It was almost a one sided affair; everyone would impress upon the leadership of the PDP not to More

  • Editorial

World Bank Flood Loan

The massive loss that J&K state suffered in the September 2014 floods requires injection of extraordinary financial resources

Jammu & Kashmir’s Rs 1500 crore loan agreement with the World Bank, for post-flood reconstruction, comes with two significant political messages. One message conveyed is that the government of India is More

  • Business

Post floods, Kashmir faces 81 pc food deficit

Rice production drops from 7.6 lakh MT to 2.4 lakh MT, vegetables from 5.84 lakh MT to 11,000 MT


Srinagar, Apr 24: The food deficit in Kashmir has reached an alarming 81 per cent in the aftermath of last year devastating floods, the latest data by agriculture department has revealed. The floods, More

  • Sports

I-League: Kashmir FC return to winning ways

Beat United Sports Kolkata 3-2

Srinagar, Apr 24: Kashmir FC on Friday recorded their first win of the 2nd leg with a fantastic comeback victory against United Sports in Round 9 of I-league Division 2nd at Goalaghat Assam. The team More

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  • Kashmir

Centre takes note of Narbal killing

Asks forces to exercise restraint while dealing with protests


Srinagar, Apr 24: Taking note of the Narbal, Budgam, incident in which a teenager was killed in police firing, Ministry of Home Affairs has asked forces to avoid such killings in future and exercise restraint More

  • Srinagar City

Traffic jams give tough time to commuters in LalChowk


Srinagar, Apr 24: With authorities failing to streamline traffic in commercial hub LalChowk, commuters on Friday faced a tough time due to traffic jams for many hours. Commuters faced problems as they More

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