45% Kashmiris experiencing mental distress: Survey

SRINAGAR: According to a comprehensive mental health survey conducted by the medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) between October and December 2015, nearly 1.8 million adults (45 per cent of the population) in the Kashmir Valley show symptoms of significant mental distress. The research was done in collaboration with the Department of […]

Pattan Residents Want Hospital Shifted To New Building

PATTAN: Government decision to shift sub district hospital to the newly constructed Trauma Hospital building has been hailed by the residents of the highway township. New building constructed on modern lines has cost approximately seventy crore rupees while existing one lacks space and is located in a congested area.  However certain sections are using influence […]

Construction of flats on Agricultural land by Rajsthan based company

Jammu: Jammu Kashmir High Court Thursday issued notices to different heads of the government departments directing them to clear their position with regard to conversion of Agriculture land illegally into commercial one. Former legislative council member Murtaza Khan had filed a petition in Jammu High Court submitting that a Rajhstan based construction company ‘Adarsh Builders […]

Indian Army team led by J&K officer scales Mt Everest

Jammu: An Indian Army mountaineering team led by an officer belonging to Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday scaled Mount Everest. Colonel SD Goswami, spokesperson of army’s Udhampur-headquartered Northern Command told IANS in winter capital Jammu on Thursday: “Indian Army Mountaineering team scaled Mount Everest today at 6.07am in spite of inclement weather conditions after a […]

Backdoor appointments by former Assembly Speakers

Jammu: In a significant order Justice B.S. Walia of Jammu Kashmir High Court (Jammu Wing) in the much publicized writ petition filed by Prof. S.K. Bhalla seeking registration of FIR against 3 Ex-Speakers of J&K Legislative Assembly for making 37 illegal appointments in the J&K Legislative Assembly Secretariat, in the open court directed Inspector General […]

Braving Odds, 8 Engineers Shoot Anti-Drug Film

SRINAGAR: On the “rising” drug menace in valley, a film Raftar: The Acid was released on Wednesday in Government Degree College Baramulla. The film, made by some engineering students of valley, presents the ugly scene of drugs in the youth and that is destroying their lives like ‘acid.’ The 45-minute film revolves around some friends […]

Illegal occupation of SKUAST Unit affecting Research Work

Kulgam: Authorities at Mountain Research Centre for Field Crops (MRCFC) (erstwhile Rice Research and Regional Station), a constituent unit of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (SKUAST) located at Khudwani area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district Thursday alleged that Government Forces have illegally occupied some of their buildings, thus drastically affecting research […]

Geelani condemns continuous arrest of pro-freedom leaders

Srinagar: While strongly condemning the continuous imprisonment of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader Mir Hafizullah despite the court orders of his release, Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani expressed his deep concern over the reports that interference of the local pro-Indian politicians are preventing his release and police is blindly extending his illegal detention. While demanding […]

Kashmiris will resist all conspiracies with Unity and Passion,says Malik

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairperson (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik along with a JKLF delegation including Noor Muhammad Kalwal, and senior leaders Thursday called on Ameer Jamait-i-Islami Ghulam Muhammad Butt and chairperson of Dukhtaran I Millat Aasiya Andrabi, a party statement issued here read. During the meetings, the statement added, consultations were held on […]

PDP appreciates govt initiative of cleaning congestion in city

Srinagar: People Democratic Party (PDP) has appreciated the government drive to clean the capital city of Srinagar from every bottle neck causing congestion and traffic jam. The drive has been taken to a successful culmination by providing every section of the society the much needed relief. The traffic on roads is smooth and traders, school […]

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