Music maestro Saaznawaz passes away

SRINAGAR: Sufiana maestro and instrumentalist, Ustad Ghulam Mohammad Saaznawaz passed away Thursday afternoon in Srinagar. A recipient of Sangeet Natak Academy Award, Saaznawaz was considered an exceptional musical talent of the state. Son of sufiyana maestro Ustad Ramzan Joo, Saaznawaz was born in 1940 in Safakadal Srinagar in a family of Sufiana musicians.  Secretary, Jammu […]

Women in Kashmir not safe: Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR: Expressing dissatisfaction over the procedure adopted by the High Court while dealing with molestation case against former minister of state Shabir Khan, Chairman Hurriyat conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Thursday said the incident will not be tolerated at any cost and that the protest demonstrations will be held at all mosques and shrines against […]

No irregular power supply in JK: PDD

JAMMU: An official spokesperson of Power Development Department has denied the widespread allegations of irregular power supply in the state. In a statement the official said that there has been marked improvement in the power scenario with the consumers being provided with 10pc more power supply than the last year and the government has taken […]

Wakf working on state Madrasa Board

JAMMU: The creation of Madrasa Board in every state is a national policy and its formation in the State is under active consideration of the Government on which J&K State Wakf Council is actively working. This information was given by the Minister for Haj, Auqaf and Floriculture, Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed while replying to a question […]

No separate quota for locals in Central Varsity: Lone

Jammu: Minister for Higher Education, Mohammad Akbar Lone today informed the House that no regular appointment of non-gazetted and Class-IV categories has been made by Central University Jammu (CUJ), adding that engagement of 23 non-gazetted and Class-IV employees has been made on deputation and contract basis, besides 89 such employees including 48 security personnel were […]

Shooting stone kills minor

Srinagar: A minor girl died while two others sustained injuries when a shooting stone struck their residential house in Kangan area of Ganderbal district last evening. A stone rolled downhill Wednesday evening and struck the residential house of Mohammad Din Khatana son of Suliman Khatana resident of Kuchpathri Ganiwan near Power Dam-Kangan. Six-year-old Iqra daughter […]

Admin units: Protests continue

Srinagar: A day after government declared that it will constitute an expert panel and task it to examine the demands for creation of new administrative units in a “few” left-out areas of the state, protests over the issue continued in Kashmir. Scores of residents of Kaprin Shopain Thursday staged a protest in Press Enclave Srinagar […]

Budget 2013-14: VAT collections up 160% in 6 yrs

JAMMU: The VAT remittance in the State has increased from Rs. 1836 crore in 2009 to estimated Rs. 4800 crore for the current fiscal with a cumulative increase of 161pc, Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Abdul Rahim Rather said today while presenting annual budget in the Legislative Assembly. In his 115 minutes long Budget […]

BUDGET 2014-15: Highlights

GENERAL :  Total expenditure ` 43543 crore.  Capital Expenditure ` 10595 crore.  Total receipts ` 43543 crore.  Revenue Receipts ` 39221 crore.  Capital Receipts ` 4322 crore.  Own Tax Revenue estimated at ` 7496 crore.  Share of Central Taxes up at ` 5191 crore as against figure of ` 4514 crore in Revised Estimates 2013-14. […]

‘Molester’ Ex-Mantri Resurfaces in Jammu

Records statement, cries conspiracy SRINAGAR: A day after getting interim relief from the state High Court, former health minister Shabir Khan facing charges of sexual assault, flew to Srinagar today to appear before the police as directed by the court. Khan was absconding from the day a lady doctor slapped sexual charges against him and […]