CM wants technopreneurs to take over

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today emphasised the need for building a land bank for setting up hi-tech industrial estates to attract investment and absorption of technically-skilled workforce in the state.  “There is a need for establishing high-tech and eco- friendly industries to encourage huge investment…and create ample opportunities of employment for our skilled […]

Zojila pass reopens

Jammu: The Sonamarg-Drass Road (Zojila pass) has been thrown open for vehicular movement, the Jammu and Kashmir government said today. According to a Transport department notification, movement of vehicular traffic was allowed from April 15 on the Sonamargh-Drass Road. Traffic will be regulated downward from Kargil to Drass at 4 am, from Drass to Gumri […]

Daily wagers protest again, 100 detained

Omar responsible for mess: Govt Srinagar: Cracking whip against the daily wage employees who took to streets in Srinagar on Wednesday, Police detained 100 protestors who held protests in the city centre. The daily wage employees accused the state administration of reneging on its promises during state elections of 2014. While holding protest demonstrations at […]

Youth Cong protests in Jammu, over 40 detained

Jammu:  Youth Congress workers in Jammu today held a protest march against the state government following which over 40 activists were taken into preventive custody by the police. The march to Kashmir, foiled by the police, was to be undertaken to hoist the Tricolour and protest against the “pro-Pakistan” and “anti-India” incidents during the Mufti […]

2010 Commission creating confusion, not doing its job: Hurriyat M

Srinagar: Categorically rejecting the statement of Justice (retd) M L Koul who comprises one-man judicial commission to probe the killing of over 120 civilians during the 2010 uprising in Kashmir, the Hurriyat said that the commission was acting partially and trying to hide the crimes of the accused involved in the killing of innocent Kashmiri […]

UP man commits suicide

Srinagar: A 32-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at his rented accommodation in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, police said today.  Fakeer Ansari, a resident of Khushinagar area of Uttar Pradesh, consumed some poisonous substance at Tral and died on way to hospital, a police spokesman said.  The reason behind his […]

Mughal Road closed for traffic

Srinagar:  The 84-kilometer historic Mughal Road was closed for traffic after heavy rainfall triggered landslides on Wednesday. A traffic police officer said that landslides occurred due to heavy and incessant rainfall at Shikargah area in Poonch district, causing disruption in vehicular movement. “All efforts are on to make the road operational.Vehicles will be allowed to […]

CRPF man hurt in hit and run incident

Srinagar:  A CRPF trooper was critically injured when an unknown private vehicle hit him after he tried to stop the driver to pave way for the entry of a CRPF vehicle into Amargarh Sopore Industrial Estates Camp. The incident occurred during late hours in North Kashmir’s Sopore town of District Baramulla on Tuesday. Reports said […]

Crime Branch case against NGOs under PMSSS

Srinagar:  Crime Branch Kashmir has formally registered a case against some agencies and NGOs for allegedly defrauding students on the pretext of providing them benefits under Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship scheme. Crime Branch received complaints with allegations that these NGOs have cheated students by extorting their money on the pretext of providing  them benefits under […]

Ban on private practice no solution: DAK

Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Wednesday said that blanket ban on private practice of Government doctors will not serve any purpose but in turn it will burden the already over burdened government sector and deprive people of specialized health care at their door steps. Spokesperson of the Association Dr Mir Mushtaq said that those people […]

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