Change your pre 2005 banknotes

Reserve Bank of India has issued directions to the banks to phase out the banknotes issued prior to 2005 and many banks have directed its business units to stop reissuing the pre-2005 currency notes. The bank been advised to accept the old notes from the public and do it in a smooth manner and without […]

Sheheryar takes over as DG AIR

SRINAGAR: Former station director of Radio Kashmir, Fayyaz  Sheheryar has taken over the charge of Director General, All India Radio (AIR). According to a statement, the orders  of  Sheheryar’s  elevation to the coveted post have been issued by Prasar Bharati Secretariat after his name was approved by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Sheheryar has […]

Choudhary’s appointment unacceptable: DAK

SRINAGAR: The Doctors Association of Kashmir (DAK) has resented the reported plans to appoint former medical superintendent of G B Pant Hospital Dr Javed Choudhary as the principal of Government  Medical College (GMC) Srinagar.  In a statement issued here, President DAK Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan said that  Dr Choudhary’s  appointment as principal GMC Srinagar was unacceptable as […]

Probe Chattisingpora along with Pathribal: APSCC

SRINAGAR: Express dismay that Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah did not mention about the killing of 36 Sikhs at Chattisinghpora in March 2000 during his meeting with Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) on Monday said that killings at Chattisinghpora are closely related with the Pathribal fake encounter and killing of […]

Scientific achievements should benefit masses: Omar

JAMMU: Underscoring the need for synthesizing science, technology and innovation for maximum benefit to mankind, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Monday said that implications of science should be universal without any monopoly. “All should have universal implications and consequences with regard to innovations that would lead to the upliftment and amelioration of human condition”, he said […]

Abducted girl rescued from city

SRINAGAR: Police on Saturday rescued a minor girl from Srinagar, who was allegedly abducted last week by an army trooper from Kupwara district of north Kashmir. Sources said that the 8th standard girl (name withheld) was abducted by soldier Riyaz Ahmd Khan, son of Habibulah Khan of Nathnusa, Kupwara, Of 162 Territioral Army, (H-Coy) near […]

People disillusioned with NC, ruling alliance: Mehbooba

Srinagar: Political activist and social worker from Bandipur constituency, Ghulam Hassan Rather along with his hundreds of supporters Monday joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Rather was the National Conference’s (NC) block president in Ajas area. The party president Mehbooba Mufti welcomed him into the party fold at her Gupkar residence. The senior PDP leader […]

Land reforms and Tehsils not comparable: ANC

Srinagar: Awami National Conference (ANC)  on Monday strongly condemned what it called ‘baseless utterances of some  ‘ignorant’ National Conference threshold politicians, who  are shamelessly comparing the setting up of new administrative units with the historical  land  reforms done by the Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah in 1948. “It looks that these people are devoid of historical facts […]

Kalam to Open Children’s Science Congress today

JAMMU: Asking the students to inculcate scientific temper for perusing higher knowledge, the former President of India, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam has said that doing so they would be contributing their bit in nation building and making India one of the most developed countries in the world. Dr. Kalam was interacting with students […]

Reddy inaugurates India Vision 2020

JAMMU: The 1st edition of the India Vision 2020 Mega Expo 2014 was inaugurated by Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Mr. S. Jaipal Reddy in presence of J&K Governor, Mr. N. N Vohra and Vice Chancellor, Jammu University, Prof M.P.S Ishar. Large number of National and International delegates including eminent scientists, […]

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