Private School Running In Govt Dispensary

SRINAGAR: A private school is running in a government dispensary in Handwara – in a building constructed with lakhs of rupees from the public exchequer. Surprisingly, the health department, which is supposed to man and equip the medical facility, has no knowledge of the dispensary. The building has come up in the Palpora village, and […]

Raids On JKLF, Malik Lashes Out

SRINAGAR: The JKLF has reacted with outrage on police and paramilitary raids last night on the offices and homes of its leaders, including chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik. As reported by the Kashmir Observer on Friday, forces personnel had cordoned off the Maisuma area late on Thursday night, and carried out searches at the homes of […]

Forced Labour: CEO Attaches Head Master

SRINAGAR: Chief Education Officer Kupwara attached a head master and ordered a probe against his conduct for forcing students to do menial jobs at his school. According to reports the head master of Government Middle School Ahgam, Rajwara, Handwara Syed Mohammad Farooq forced the students of his school to do different kinds of jobs, including […]

Copper From Hazratbal Dome Sold On Sly

SRINAGAR: Nearly 50 kg of copper from the collapsed portion of a dome in the Hazratbal shrine has been surreptitiously sold by Waqf Board employees, reports said. A section of the dome had fallen last year, causing widespread anger and dismay over lax maintenance of the revered site. The chairman of the Waqf Board, Prof […]

Curbs on Separatist Leaders Likely To Go

SRINAGAR: With Mirwaiz Umer Farooq free after 45 days of house detention, the state government is likely to lift curbs on movement of other separatist leaders in next few days.  The authorities are also actively considering releasing most of the leaders who have been detained in various jails across the state, highly placed sources in […]

80, 000 Vacancies Being Filled On Fast Track: Govt

JAMMU- Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs Mr. Abdul Rahim Rather today informed the House that Government would fill up about 80,000 vacant posts through fast tract recruitment in the coming two years adding that in this regard a Special Consultant has been engaged to assist Service Selection Recruitment Board (SSRB) in the recruitment process. […]

NC’s Return Ended Era of Peace, Dev: PDP

JAMMU: Stating that the NC’s return to power in valley had triggered a total collapse of the peace process ‘in true tradition of the party that has always thrived on discord, disturbance and instability’, the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party today slammed the state government for putting people to inhuman miseries in the valley. “That […]

Emulate Tamil Legislators: Rashid To JK MLA’s

SRINAGAR: Asking Kashmir MLA’s to emulate their Tamil counterparts MLA Er Rasheed today said that Tamil Nadu assembly has once again made history by pleading the case of Tamils. “Though one may differ with its objectives by passing a resolution in the assembly yesterday calling Sri Lanka as unfriendly country and also not allowing Lankan […]

Tourism Deptt to Prepare Project Report for Eidgah

JAMMU: The Speaker, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Mr Mubarak Gul today directed the Tourism Department to hire the services of the experts and prepare comprehensive Project Report for the overall development of Eidgah Srinagar, including provision for all basic amenities for the people. He directed for nominating a nodal officer of the Tourism Department […]

Omar heading people friendly govt: Tanvir

SRINAGAR: : Stating that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has all along reiterated that Kashmir issue is a political one and can only be resolved through political means the Political Secretary to Chief Minister Tanvir Sadiq on Thursday said “Omar Abdullah has told the Parliament that Kashmir issue cannot be put into a back-burner by announcing […]