Villagers kill five women for ‘witchcraft’

NEW DELHI: Villagers in a rural part of eastern India have killed five women whom they accused of practising witchcraft, police said Saturday. Police in eastern Jharkhand state said a group of assailants dragged the women out of their huts and beat them to death at around midnight Friday in their village, some 30km from […]

CM orders setting up Clubhouse at Gulmarg to boost MICE tourism

Artisan Centre at hill station to showcase handicraft, skill of craftsmen GULMARG – In a bid to position Gulmarg as a premier destination for corporate conventions, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, today issued directions for setting up of a state-of-the-art Clubhouse with all built-in modern facilities for high-end tourists. He also ordered setting up of […]

‘Tourism, handicrafts & agriculture offer huge investment opportunities in JK’

SRINAGAR: A corporate delegation led by, Mr. Shree-kant Somany, chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) met Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh and Minister for Industries and Commerce, Mr Chander Parkash Ganga at SKICC today. The meeting discussed various issues relating to corpo-rate investment in J&K. The Deputy Chief Minister asked CII chairman […]

APD cautions against activities of ‘unscrupulous elements’

SRINAGAR: The Government today warned of stern action against the ‘unscrupulous elements’ indulging in collection of money from officers/officials in the Agriculture Department. A statement issued by Commissioner Secretary Agriculture Production Department, Mr M A Bukhari, has said that it has come to the notice of the Administrative Department that some unscrupulous elements in the […]

200 kanals of land to be brought under HD Plantation in Bandipore

BANDIPORE,: About 200 kanals of land are being covered under the scheme “High Density Plantation’’ of apple in district Bandipora this year. For this purpose, various incen-tives would be provided to the orchardists. As a part of it, a joint team of the officers and experts of SKUAST Kashmir, Horticulture department and Krishi Vigyan Kendra […]

Written Test for YF Scholarship Programme Today

Srinagar:  J&K Yateem Foundation is conducting 13th Annual Higher Education Scholarship Programme (HESP) Entrance Examination-2015, on August 09 Sunday at 11:30 A.M., at Govt Boys (Old) Higher Secondary School, Jawahar Nagar, Srinagar. As many as 300 candidates including around 100 female candidates are appearing in the entrance examination. The result of written test will be […]

NSA-level talks with Pak this month: India

NEW DELHI: The NSA-level talks between India and Pakistan will take place as expected later this month, Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday amid questions whether the meeting should be held in the wake of recent terror attacks emanating from across the border.  “I don’t know what is going on in the mind of […]

Educated youth have taken the charge of freedom struggle: Nayeem

Srinagar: Terming the freedom struggle very precious and the sacrifices of youth like Talib Ahmad Shah as the assets of the movement, National Front Chairman Nayeem Ahmad Khan today said that yesterday’s funeral procession of Shaheed Talib Ahmad Shah should be an eye opener for India and its local collaborators who still live under the […]

Army Captain Killed near LoC in Gurez sector

Srinagar: An army officer was killed after he slipped and rolled down into a deep gorge near Line of Control (LoC) in Gurez sector of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Saturday morning. A senior army official said that army’s 36 RR had launched massive searches in the forest area of Koragbal close to the LoC […]

Health Ministry special teams to check pvt practice during office hours

Srinaga: Minister for Health and Medical Education Chaudary Lal Singh Saturday said that the Health Ministry will constitute a special team to check and initiate action against those medicos who reportedly spend time in private clinics during their duty hours. “I have been receiving reports that there are a number of medicos who are not […]

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