Mobile Phones, Internet Cut,Yatra Remains Suspended


The authorities suspended mobile phone services in South Kashmir while the Internet services on mobile phones and through dongles was suspended across Kashmir.

The Amarnath Yatra has been suspended and no pilgrim was on Saturday allowed to move from winter capital Jammu towards the Valley to relocate to the 12,729-foot-high cave-shrine tucked away in Pahalgam hills. Those who returned to the base-camps of Baltal and Nunwun (Pahalgam) after paying obeisance at Amarnath on Saturday morning or will do it later during the day are likely to be escorted out of the Valley during the night time, police sources said. 

As many 12,500 personnel from CRPF and other central forces and another 8,000 men from the J&K police besides columns of Army are providing security cover to the 48-day annual pilgrimage which commenced on July 2. Till Friday evening, 103,063 pilgrims had visited the cave-shrine.

Examinations Rescheduled

SRINAGAR: J&K Public Service Commission (JKPSC) on Saturday postponed the exam for the post of Medical Officer and Medical Officer Ayurvedic which was scheduled to be held on Sunday (tomorrow).

The Central University of Kashmir postponed its exams and said that it will issue a new notice for the same.

The Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) Awantipora issued a statement cancelling the Group Discussion and Personal Interviews of candidates for admissions to MBA.

J&K BOSE had already postponed the eleventh class exams which were scheduled for today.

The UGC authorities have also deferred NET scheduled to be held on Sunday (July 10) in Srinagar. It has cited “unavoidable circumstances” as the reason for the deferment of exam.

JKBOPEE, the J&K nodal agency for holding exams to professional colleges, also postponed counselling for 3-year Diploma Polytechnic Engineering. The counselling was scheduled on 10th and 11th July.

In all cases, the authorities have said that they shall be issuing a renewed date sheet for these exams.

Meanwhile, a trade body – Federation of Chambers of Industries Kashmir (FCIK) – has postponed the Extra ordinary General Body Meeting which was scheduled to be held on 11th July 2016.

On the other hand, a rights group JKCCS, had planned its annual talk on Sunday at 3:30 PM but it has deferred it and said, “we will notify a new date later.”


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