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Greater Kashmir
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)GK Communications Pvt. Ltd.
PublisherGK Communications Pvt. Ltd. (Rashid Makhdoomi)
Editor-in-chiefFayaz Ahmad Kaloo
Founded1987 36 years ago
Political alignmentIndependent
HeadquartersJammu and Kashmir, Srinagar
Circulation25,000 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 – Nawa-e-Jhelum[4] and Kashmir Uzma – and the English-language magazine Kashmir Ink.[5]

As of 2018, Greater Kashmir is being published from Srinagar and Jammu at the price of Rs. 5 per copy.[6] 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 executive editor of Kashmir Ink is Ahaya Fayaz. The newspaper also launched its Endeavor Page, in which several start-ups in Jammu and Kashmir region are featured.

In February 2019, the Governor's office indefinitely stopped giving government ads to this paper[7][8] as well as to the Kashmir Reader. The Kashmir Editors Guild decried this as an attempt to curb the freedom of the press in India.[9][10] However the government ads were restored to Greater Kashmir later on.[11]


  1. ^ "Greater Kashmir Epaper". Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. 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". Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  4. ^ Pandey, Maneesh (11 October 2011). "Home ministry cracks whip on Kashmiri newspapers over 'anti-India' news". India Today. Archived from the original on 6 January 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  5. ^ Saha, Abhishek (9 July 2017). "Burhan effect: Facebook blocks page of Kashmir magazine, deletes cover of issue". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 14 June 2020. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Greater Kashmir Online Epaper". Archived from the original on 21 April 2020. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  7. ^ "J&K Newspapers Protest Government's Ban on Advertising to Two Dailies, Publish Blank Front Pages Today". 11 March 2019. Archived from the original on 4 January 2023. Retrieved 4 January 2023.
  8. ^ "J&K Govt 'Informally' Stops Ads To Leading Urdu Daily In Kashmir". 4 April 2019. Archived from the original on 14 June 2020. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  9. ^ "J&K govt has stopped advertisements in two newspapers, alleges Kashmir Editors Guild". The Indian Express. 23 February 2019. Archived from the original on 26 February 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Government stops advertisements to GK, KR".
  11. ^ "Normalcy in Kashmir? Government ad says it all". Archived from the original on 15 August 2021. Retrieved 15 August 2021.