ETT Scam: Ex BOSE Chairman Arrested

SRINAGAR: After ‘establishing’ his role in the scam in-volving Elementary Teachers Training (ETT) in the state, crime branch of police on Tuesday arrested former chairman of J&K Board of School Education, Dr Sheikh Bashir Ahmad.  According to the IGP, Crime Branch, Muneer Khan that the former chairman was arrested from Srinagar. “After establishing his role […]

Teachers’ unions call for strike

Screening Test for RET Teachers  SRINAGAR:As the row over screening test prevails, the Jammu and Kashmir Teachers Forum (JKTF) on Tues-day called for strike in all the schools of the state on Au-gust 6 and protests on August 7 against government de-cision. EJAC president and JKTF chairman, Qayoom Wani, said that a strike would be […]

Doctors Demand Security

Strike hits hospital functioning SRINAGAR:  The indefinite strike of doctors and Para-medical staff in Jehlum Valley Hospital located in Bemina Srinagar demanding release of molestation accused and security cover for the hospital left patients with no option on Tuesday but to leave the hospital beds and wards. The irony is that striking doctors and Para-medical […]

Jammu bandh enters fifth day

JAMMU: A youth was injured in a clash and 35 people were detained in Jammu, which witnessed a shutdown for the fifth consecutive day today as the protests demanding an AIIMS here continued unabated.  “We have detained 35 protesters from different places in Jammu for defying restrictions. There was one incident of clash in which […]

School bus crushes student to death

Srinagar:  A six year old school going child was killed af-ter he was run over by a school lorry from Little Angles Public School in South Kashmir. Eyewitnesses said that a private school vehicle (JK03-5543) crushed UKG student Sairab Amin Keelo, a resi-dent of Sehpora Dooru to death when the driver allegedly drove the vehicle […]

Naga accord ‘historic’, says PDP

Srinagar: Ruling PDP today welcomed the “historic peace accord” between the Centre and Nagaland’s NSCN(IM), saying a similar approach was needed in Kashmir and suggested that the four-point formula propounded by former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf could be used as a ‘launching pad’. “We welcome the signing of the historic peace accord between the Government […]

Anti-tank mines found in North

Srinagar- Army today recovered Pakistan made anti-tank mines from Tanghdar sector in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. A senior police official told GNS that army’s 12 Maratha regiment during a search operation at Amroie forest area along Line of Control (LoC) in the sector recovered four anti-tank mines, seventy anti-tank personal mines, five fusers of anti-tank […]

Patwari thrashed over flood cheques

Srinagar:  A Revenue Official was shifted to hospital for treatment on Tuesday after a flood victim thrashed him in his office at Chanapora Srinagar. Eyewitnesses told CNS that a flood victim from Naik-bagh Natipora Noor Muhammad Ahangar thrashed Pat-wari Chanapora Showkat after the later refused to give him a cheque on the name of his […]

Prasad is Secretary in Home Ministry

Srinagar: Former Director General of Jammu and Kashmir police Ashok Prasad has been appointed as Secretary of Home Ministry’s crucial Internal Security division. The appointments committee of the union cabinet has approved the proposal for re-designation of the post held by Prasad as Secretary (Internal Security), as a measure personal to him, an order issued […]

Naga peace accord generates mixed reaction in Kashmir

Srinagar: Government of India’s entering into peace accord with insurgent groups in Nagaland “to usher in peace in the state” has generated mixed reaction from politicians with an underlying message that only dialogue can solve the vexed Kashmir issue. Welcoming the signing of the historic peace accord, PDP Chief spokesperson Dr. Mehboob Beg Tuesday Beg […]

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