SEN Operators Bid Self-Immolation

SRINAGAR: Owners and workers of a local cable network on Tuesday made a bid to set themselves ablaze here to protest the sealing of their office by authorities yesterday. Staffers of the Site Entertainment Network (SEN) drenched themselves with petrol and kerosene when the police barred them from marching out of the press enclave here. […]

Budgam Villagers Decry Panch Family’s “Loot”

SRINAGAR: Villagers from the Budgam district held angry protests here on Tuesday, demanding the resignation of their sarpanch, deputy sarpanch and a panch, saying they belonged to the same family and had embezzled lakhs of rupees. Hailing from Kutbal in the Chadoora block, the protestors said that the father-son-daughter trio had committed frauds by allotting […]

Contractors Demand On Time Payments, Clearance of Previous Bills

JAMMU– Asking contractors of government works to make quality, transparency and time line completion of works benchmark of their functioning, Minister for R&B, Abdul Majid Wani Tuesday said that escalations due to delay often hamper outcomes on ground. “Contractors associated with the execution of government works particularly in social sector have to be more sensitive […]

Sweet shop owners booked at Kud

JAMMU-Food Safety Officers conducted inspections of popular roadside sweets shops on Srinagar-Jammu highway at Kud. During the drive 15 establishments were checked and sweets worth thousands of rupees were destroyed on the spot.  Two statutory samples of Khoya and Gajrella were lifted under the provisions of Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006 and Rules and […]

Trout Fish Farm Kokernag supplies 1 lakh seeds to Sikkim, AP

ANANTNAG: According to the Chief Project Officer, Trout Fish Farming Project, Kokernag, Mr. B.A. Bhat, the project making judicious use of the torrential water resource of Kokernag in order to produce and propagate one of the best species of fish. The department of Fisheries through this project has supplied one lakh seeds (Eyed Ova Stage) […]

Farmers flagged off for exposure visit to Haryana

BANDIPORE: The department of Agriculture is going to depute 500 farmers within the district and 30 farmers within the State for exposure tour shortly under Technology Mission and RKVY respectively. This was state by the Chief Agriculture Officer, Bandipora after he flagged off 10 farmers from here under Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) for 7 […]

1 Shot Dead on LOC

SRINAGAR: A suspcted militant was killed in a fierce gun battle in Keri Sector of Rajouri district, official spokesman here said. “At around 1345 hrs today, Army observed suspicious movement along the Line of Control in Keri Sector,” S N Acharya-Jammu based officiating Defence Spokesman-Ministry of Defence in a statement issued here said. He said […]

Omar Informed About Afzal Hanging 3 Days Ahead: Bhim

SRINAGAR: Claiming that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was informed three days ahead of execution of parliament attack convict, Mohammad Afzal Guru, Panthers Party today claimed Chief Minister had given assent to the execution in order to please the central government. “He was informed about the execution three days ahead of hanging. It is unfortunate that […]

Lecture on seismicity, rise of Himalayas at KU

SRINAGAR: Renowned geologist and Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir Prof Talat Ahmad today delivered a special lecture on ‘the major issues of the earth system sciences’ which included a session on seismicity (earthquake activity) in the Himalayas and the impact of rise of the Himalayas on the changing climate of the region. The lecture was […]

Police bill aimed at giving police unbridled powers: Jamaat

SRINAGAR: Terming the proposed J&K Police Bill 2013 as anti-people, the Jammu and Kashmir Jamaat e Islami has said the bill is a well thought out official scheme to bestow police with unlimited and unbridled powers. “To make police a people-friendly force, effective and just vigilance of this department is necessary and all human rights […]