Greater Kashmir

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Greater Kashmir
Greater Kashmir Logo.jpg
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TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)GK Communications Pvt. Ltd.
PublisherGK Communications Pvt. Ltd. (Rashid Makhdoomi)
Editor-in-chiefFayaz Ahmad Kaloo
Founded1987, 33 years ago
Political alignmentIndependent
HeadquartersJammu and Kashmir, Srinagar
Circulation1,000,000+ Per Day (Approx), Largest Circulated Newspaper in Jammu and Kashmir union territory
Sister newspapersKashmir Uzma
OCLC number143593517

Greater Kashmir is an English daily newspaper printed and published from Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir .[1] The newspaper initially began its edition in 1987 as a weekly newspaper and later, started its first daily publication in 1989.[2]

The Greater Kashmir has its largest base of circulation in Jammu and Kashmir, and is the most widely read English daily newspaper in the state.[3] The Greater Kashmir group (GK Communications Pvt. Ltd) also publishes its sister projects in Urdu language such as, Nawa-e-jhelum,[4] Kashmir Uzma, and an English magazine, Kashmir Ink.[5][6]

As of 2018, it is being published from Srinagar and Jammu at the price of Rs. 5 per copy.[7] Its editor-in-chief is Fayaz Ahmad Kaloo. Greater Kashmir lately started Kashmir Ink, a weekly magazine, featuring Kashmir's artists, poets and also writing many soft stories. The newspaper also launched its Endeavor Page, in which several startups by youngsters of Jammu and Kashmir region are featured.

Newspaper ban[edit]

In February 2019, the Governor's office indefinitely stopped giving government ads to this paper as well as to the Kashmir Reader. The "Kashmir Editors Guild" decried this as an attempt to curb the free press in India.[8][9] However the government ads were restored to the Greater Kashmir newspaper later on.[10]


  1. ^ "Greater Kashmir Epaper". Retrieved 19 July 2013.
  2. ^ Showkat, Nayeem (September 2017). "Kashmir in Media: An Overview". International Journal of Advanced Research and Development. 2: 741–750.
  3. ^ Mir, Hilal (3 March 2019). "As fear of war grips Kashmir, its largest English daily will no longer get state ads". Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  4. ^ Pandey, Maneesh (11 October 2011). "Home ministry cracks whip on Kashmiri newspapers over 'anti-India' news". India Today. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  5. ^ Saha, Abhishek (9 July 2017). "Burhan effect: Facebook blocks page of Kashmir magazine, deletes cover of issue". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  6. ^ "J&K Govt 'Informally' Stops Ads To Leading Urdu Daily In Kashmir". 4 April 2019. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Greater Kashmir Online Epaper".
  8. ^ "J&K govt has stopped advertisements in two newspapers, alleges Kashmir Editors Guild". The Indian Express. 23 February 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Government stops advertisements to GK, KR".
  10. ^ "Normalcy in Kashmir? Government ad says it all". Retrieved 15 August 2021.

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