Agha Hassan Demands Ban On Ashura Procession Lifted

Srinagar, Oct 15: Demanding the ban on major Muharram processions in Srinagar to be lifted, the Anjuman-e-Sharaie Shiayan of Agha Syed Hassan on Monday warned to trample barricades if the government persisted with its curbs. “In view of the improvement in the situation, the government should announce to lift the ban on the processions of […]

JKCCCC Announce Boycott Of Works

Srinagar, Oct 15: Jammu and Kashmir Central Contractors Coordination Committee (JKCCCC) Monday alleged discrimination over distribution of funds provided by the centre among the three regions of the state. Accusing the National Conference-led coalition government of showering favors to Jammu and Ladakh regions at the cost of Kashmir, it threatened to boycott all the development […]

J&K Bank conducts skill development programmes

Srinagar, Oct 15: J&K Bank RSETI Kupwara organised skill development programmes in Chain-stitch and Tilla Sozi, which was attended by six Self Help Groups (SHG) comprising of 58 women. The groups belong to far-off areas such as Panzgam, Thandipora, Hayan, Chandigam, Mirnagh and Balipora of the District. The programme is sponsored by DRDA, Kupwara. Cluster […]

Bar Team Alleges Atrocities On Prisoners

Srinagar, Oct 15: After visiting different Jammu jails, a team of the High Court Bar Association has said that inmates in different jails were not allowed to offer congregational prayers. “The main grievance so projected by the intimates to the committee of the Bar Association at Udhampur jail was that the superintendent did not allow […]

Cabinet Calls Off BDC Polls: Govt To Bring Ordinance For Cancellation

Srinagar, Oct 15: In a significant development, the Jammu and Kashmir government Monday decided to call off the block development council elections which were scheduled to be held in the first week of November this year. The decision to the effect was taken at an “emergency” meeting of the state cabinet chaired by the chief […]

Hardhearted LoC Denies 80-Yr-Old Her Dying Wish

Srinagar, Oct 15: Eighty-year-old Zeba Begum wants a passport. Not to top her life with a world tour, but to ensure that her son bears her coffin. The government here has little patience for such frivolous desires. This frail and feeble woman lives alone in her Wayuspora home in Magam on the outskirts of the […]

Sectt Gherao Foiled, Scores Held

JCC Calls For Pen-Down Strike On Nov 5, 6 Srinagar, Oct. 15: Police today foiled an attempt by protesting state government employees to gharao the civil secretariat here and detained scores of them. The JCC called for two day pen down strike on 5th and 6th November and civil secretariat gherao in Jammu on these […]

Valley faces K Oil Shortage

Centre Releases 22 Lakh Ltr Less Than Our Need: Dir Sinagar, Oct 15: With the winter knocking at its doors, earlier than expected, the Kashmir valley is facing a procession of winter-related crisis. Beginning with the cap on subsidized cooking gas, the government announced power cuts, scheduled and unscheduled, effective from Saturday, and now, it […]

LPG Crisis: JK Ministers To Meet PM

Srinagar, Oct 15: The state cabinet, which met here Monday evening, with the chief minister, Omar Abdullah, in chair, decided to depute a team of ministers to New Delhi to seek increase in the cap of subsidized cooking gas for Jammu and Kashmir. “It was decided that a team of ministers led by deputy chief […]

Snow In Gulmarg, Chill Grips Valley Amid Rains

Srinagar, Oct 15: With overcast skies and strong evening showers, temperatures dropped markedly on Monday across Kashmir where the ski-resort of Gulmarg received the season’s first snowfall. The meteorological office here has forecast rains in the Valley over the next two days, heralding perhaps the early advent of winter. Reports from North Kashmir said that […]

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