KVIB contractual employees demand regularization

SRINAGAR: The contractual employees of Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB) Saturday urged the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to regularize their employment which the authorities have promised them on several occasions. “The Board had approved the advertisement of our posts under the chairmanship of Mr. Rigzan Jora in Advertisement notification number KVIB/1 of 2008 dated […]

Pulwama erupts after Govt forces kill 3 local militants

PULWAMA: Clashes erupted in Pulwama town after death of three Hizbul Mujahideen militants in an encounter at Panzgam in this South Kashmir district early Saturday morning.Protesters pelted stones on forces who retaliated with tear gas shells. Train services between Srinagar and Banihal were suspended by railway authorities for the day on Saturday due to “law […]

Govt. proposals aimed at dilution of State Subject Law: KCSDS

Srinagar:  Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) and Jammu Kashmir Bar Association Saturday alleged that some treacherous proposals of the government that have been quietly and intriguingly thrown up during the past several weeks aimed at inflicting a body blow  to our psyche,  demographics  of the  state and creation of communal  balkanization and last […]

Kashmir Sainik Colonies :Separatists,NC vow to fight tooth and nail

Srinagar: Kashmiri separatists have threatened mass agitation if state land is allotted for setting up residential colonies for armed forces personnel in Srinagar or elsewhere in Kashmir Valley.They asserted that any such move would be seen as a deliberate attempt on part of the government to change the demography of the State.Mainstream opposition National Conference […]

CM Mehbooba ‘Unaware’ Of Plan

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, while reacting to the proposal of setting up Sainik Colonies in Kashmir, Saturday, said that she doesn’t have knowledge of any such proposal. “I don’t know which proposal you are talking about,’’ Mehbooba said Friday when asked whether the PDP-BJP government would go ahead with the proposal to set up sainik […]

‘Reports aimed at disturbing peace’

The State Government today made it clear that no land has been allotted or is being allotted anywhere in Kashmir for any housing project in the name of Sainik Colony.“Like some other sections of the working class and professionals, the ex-servicemen belonging to the State have been demanding land for a housing colony, but no […]

Wakf Board flouts rules, appoints more employees

Srinagar: At a time when the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, urged restructuring of Muslim Wakaf Board, it has recruited scores of employees flouting its own orderThe Board that spends 95 per cent revenue on the salaries of its army of employees had issued an order banning re-employment. Ironically, the secretary of the Board who issued […]

Observer Impact : Langate tin-shed school ordered shut

Kupwara: Authorities on Saturday locked the private school which was being run from a tin shed at Thukarpora Kralgund area of Langate Block in frontier district Kupwara. Zonal Education Officer Langate, Abdul Rasheed, along with a team of officials rushed to spot and closed down the school. “The school lacks registration and besides it was being […]

Teenagers gang rape: 3 held in Qazigund

Srinagar: A 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped by three youths in Qazigund area of south Kashmir, a police official said on Friday.According to SHO QazigundSHO, Qazigund, Nissar Ahmad the girl (Name with held) was overpowered by three youths last evening at Anantnag area and took her inside their vehicle bearing registration number (Alto 800- JK01AB-5016).“The […]

‘Debt ridden’ man consumes poison inside J&K Bank

Srinagar: In a first of its nature, a man reportedly overburdened with huge debt, Saturday, attempted suicide by consuming some poisonous substance inside the Naidyar Branch of Jammu and Kashmir Bank in Rainawari area.According to a police official, the man identified as Bilal Ahmad Pinj of Tujgari Mohalla Nowhatta, who owes a huge amount to […]