KO Analysis: Refusal to return power projects political; not economic

The J&K RTI Movement Chairman Dr Shaikh Ghulam Rasool calls for complete transparency in the ongoing negotiations between the Government of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K Govt) and the Government of India (GoI) regarding the transfer of hydro-electric (hydel) projects in the State, currently being executed by NHPC Ltd. Data recently revealed under the Central Right […]

‘If Modi wants KashmirÂ’s progress, he should have courage to resolve K-issue’

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik on Thursday said that a nation cannot be enslaved in the name of development. In a statement issued to KNS, Malik said that if any nation’s enslavement could have been prolonged or fixed by rhetoric of peace and development, majority of nations including India […]

2-day Shikara Festival Concludes

SRINAGAR: Two-day Shikara festival organised by the department of Tourism   concluded at Nehru Park, Dal Lake, Srinagar today. The event received enthusiastic response from the locals and tourists who witnessed the programme in large number. Director Tourism, Kashmir, Mehmood Ahmad Shah flagged off the event which included Shikara Race, Dragon Boat Race and Canoe […]

Muslims in Srinagar celebrate birth anniversary of Imam Ali (A.S)

Srinagar: Muslims from various parts of city Srinagar Thursday observed the birth anniversary of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (A.S) at the residence of Aga Syed Maqbool Rizvi a famous cleric, at Doonipora,Zadibal. Devotees thronged the residence of Rizvi at Zadibal area of the city and prayed throughout the day on the birth anniversary of […]

Nizamudin takes charge as PDP Gen Sec

Srinagar: People Democratic Party (PDP) General Secretary Nizamudin Bhat today resumed his work at party office headquarters in Srinagar. Hundreds of party workers from across valley gathered at the office to receive the incumbent. Senior party functionaries and legislators Noor Mohammad Sheikh, MLA, Mohammad Khurshid Alam MLC & District President, Saifudin Bhat MLC, Ab Hameed […]

Gram sabhas held across Srinagar

 SRINAGAR:  The Block Development Officers of District Srinagar conducted Gram Sabhas in Halqa Panchayats of their respective Blocks in connection with the ongoing “Gramoday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan” which was attended by Panchayat representatives, field functionaries of Rural Development and other line Departments and   General public.  Various Panchayat Halqas wherein Gram Sabhas were held […]

Govt orders to do away with plastic folders in offices

Srinagar: The state government today directed all the departments to give preference to hand-made paper folders and other stationery items over plastic ones for use in the meetings, workshops and office work. “With a view to encourage the use of handmade paper folders and other stationery items, which are environment friendly, the Ministry of New […]

Naeem Akthar pays surprise visit

Jammu: Minister for Education Naeem Akthar today conducted surprise inspection of Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Bazar  Qasaban in Upper Gujar Nagar, here today and took stock of the  functioning of the institution . The Minister inspected various class rooms and interacted with the students. He directed   Principal to rationalize  the student staff ratio […]

Arrest of youth sparks shutdown, protest in Beerwa

Beerwa: The nocturnal raids and subsequent detention of youth in Beerwah tehsil of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district sparked a protest and shutdown on Thursday. Protesters while demanding the immediate release of six youth resorting to stone-pelting in the town while police claimed that the arrested youth have been arrested on charges of stone-pelting.  A police […]

Rajendra sanctions scholarships for 145 meritorious police wards

Jammu,:Director General of Police (DGP), K. Rajendra Kumar Thursday sanctioned scholarship of Rs.6 lacs in favour of  145 school going wards of serving police personnel, who  have  excelled in  academics during the year 2015-16.The beneficiaries include the students from class 8th to post graduation level, besides professional course. Announcing the scholarships, DGP has stressed upon […]