Govt cracks whip as 250 docs refuse duty in villages

Srinagar: Taking strong note of 250 doctors who have allegedly refused to join their duties in remote areas of the state, the government Wednesday warned them to be ready for termination in case they fail to join by Monday. “See we are short of doctors in far flung areas. Government has decided to terminate services […]

Pvt Schools defy Govt diktat on Modi speech

Srinagar: The Private Schools United Front of Kashmir, a newsly floated organization that claims to represent private schools,  Wednesday condemned the government move making it mandatory for students to listen to the Prime Minister’s speech on Teachers’ Day, terming the move as politicization of education.  “The directions from Ministry of Human Resource Development  is politicization […]

Indian Muslims are staunchly patriotic: AIMMM

Wrong news on Owaisi regretted SRINAGAR: The news section of the daily Kashmir Observer has regretted the publishing of a news report about the fake poster that flashed through social media sites on September 1, attributing a controversial statement to Asaduddin Owaisi, Parliament Member from Hyderabad. “The news item poured into our news hub from […]

3 local militants killed in Pulwama gunfight: Police

SRINAGAR: The authorities Tuesday claimed that three Kashmiri militants including the Divisional Commander of the banned Jaish-e-Muhammad were killed in a prolonged encounter that started Monday night in South Kashmir’s Hanjan area of Pulwama district. One of the slain militant according to police had joined the militant group two weeks ago.  Police sources said that […]

10 hurt as Pulwama erupts over militant deaths

SRINAGAR:  At least ten persons including a security personnel were injured during the clashes between protestors and government forces that erupted soon after the encounter in Hanjin area of Pulwama district. Police sources said that hundreds of protestors gathered outside police station Rajpora soon after the dead bodies of the three Jaish-e-Muhammad militants reached there. […]

Major among 4 soldiers killed in Kupwara road crash

SRINAGAR: In a fatal road accident, three army personnel including a Major were killed and four others injured when an armoured vehicle carrying the soldiers of 41 RR met an accident near Sarkuli Kalaroos forest area of frontier district Kupwara. Police sources said that an army vehicle (ALS 0013127384E) was on its way to Kalaroos […]

Don’t miss Modi’s teachers day address, Govt warns schools

Srinagar: The Directorate of Education has shot a notice to all educational institutes in Kashmir Valley directing them to make arrangements for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming Teacher’s day address to students across the state. Pertinently, on the directions of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, the DoE has asked schools to “make available requisite […]

Pak driving tunnels to breach borders: Army

Srinagar: Army Tuesday said that the secret tunnel discovered on August 22 last month following the spate of India-Pakistan border skirmishes  in the forward area of Chakla along Munawar Tawi in Pallanwalla sector of Akhnoor is 20 feet below ground level and is four feet high. Defence spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta said that Army […]

HEALTH: 800 drug brands found spurious

Srinagar:  The government has stated that since the year 2010, 306 drugs in Jammu and Kashmir were found sub-standard while as 397 were found not of the standard quality and 91 have been found misbranded. According to the details provided by the Drug Controller of the state informed that since the year 2010, 12534 number […]

Pak teeters as PM sticks to his guns

SRINAGAR: As if bracing for a ‘soft coup’ by the newly emerged political forces, Pakistan on Monday briefly encountered a hostage crisis as the agitated marchers stormed the official Pakistan Television Center at Islamabad, taking it off air for several hours. The paramilitary personnel regained control of the broadcaster from protesters, but the riots did […]