CM reviews functioning of RDD

Srinagar: Stressing upon empowerment of people at the grass roots’ level, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, today said the prime objective of all rural development programmes must be to improve the quality of life in our villages, where a major chunk of the state’s population resides. The Chief Minister said the idea of convergence will yield […]

Helicopters called in to douse Hill fire near Vaishno Devi Shrine

Trikuta: After a day of uncontrolled fire on the Trikuta Hills near Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine, Indian Air Force helicopters have been called in on Wednesday in battling  the fire. The helicopters have been deployed to assist the paramilitary forces and the fire service engaged in battling the flames since Tuesday morning. An official has […]

Mother seeks Police Chief’s help in tracing her ‘abducted’ daughter

Srinagar: A hapless wailing mother from Apple town Sopore in North Kashmir Wednesday appealed Director General of Police to help her tracing abducted daughter who according to her was abducted by two goons on 2 January this year. “Police Post Fruit Mandi Sopore instead of extending a helping hand is giving me a tough time. […]

7 Months On, JKRRT Teachers Without Salaries

SRINAGAR: Castigating severely the state government over its lackadaisical approach in mitigation of the burning issue of pending SSA salaries, the Jammu and Kashmir Regular Rehbar-e-Taleem (JKRRT) Forum has threatened to launch a state vide protest next month. A delegation comprising of JKRRT employees told KNS that the government has failed to release their salaries […]

SVC detects irregularities in JDA

Srinagar: The State Vigilance Commission (SVC) has directed Secretary Jammu Development Authority to appear in person before the Commission on 19 May this month, along with the relevant records and information, sought for examining the alleged malpractices and irregularities committed in the organization in various cases during past several years. The Commission has received a […]

Govt issues circular to check harassment of women at workplaces

Srinagar: On the instructions of the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, the Government has enjoined upon all Administrative Secretaries and District Magistrates to ensure that Internal Complaints Committees for prevention and redressal of harassment of women at workplaces be constituted in all subordinate offices and at district-level within one month. The Chief Minister had taken a […]

Court quashes detention of South Kashmir under PSA

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Wednesday quashed detention under the Public Safety Act (PSA) of a South Kashmir youth Irshad Ahmed Mir against whom PSA had been slapped for his alleged involvement in “anti-India activities”. The court ordered release of 23 years old youth Irshad Ahmed Mir son of Abdul Rehman, a resident […]

Major relief for pedestrians,vendors as Govt allots SRTC yard to Lalchowk vendors

Srinagar: In a major relief, nearly 500 vendors of the Lalchowk were Wednesday allowed to resume their work as the government allotted them State Road Transport Corporation yard at the city centre.  The vendors were banned by the government to work at the busy market places as they blocked footpaths and roads in the city’s […]

Yet again Muslims performed the last rites of a Pandit woman

Srinagar: Displaying the highest degree of tolerance and brotherhood, Muslims from Barbar Shah area of Jammu Kashmir’s summer capital Srinagar performed the last rites of a Kashmiri Pandit woman, who along with her Doctorate degree holder husband clung her roots and refused to leave the valley when other Pandits allegedly fled from Kashmir on the […]

IAS topper interacts with KU students

Srinagar: Athar Amir-ul-Shafi Khan, who recently secured second rank in the IAS examination, on Wednesday interacted with students and scholars at the University of Kashmir. The interaction session was organized by the Department of History. Khan shared his experiences with students and advised them to believe in their potential and approach the Civil Services Examination […]

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