Govt to form special-squad to keep tab on work in all deptts

Srinagar: In an effort to ensure zero corruption in the state, the government has decided to form special teams of honest officers to keep a tab on “corrupt practices” in various departments. One of the senior cabinet ministers in the government wished anonymity told KNS on Tuesday that the government the government will soon form […]

Super-Specialty Hospital still a distant dream for Kashmir

Srinagar: Even after the delay of 8 long years, Government Super-Specialty Hospital in capital city Srinagar is not fully functional. Reports said that only few departments have been made functional from the Shireen Bagh Building. Though Principal Government Medical College Srinagar Dr Qaisar told news agency CNS that some branches including Neurology, Gastroenterology, nephrology and […]

Mirwaiz should shun his hypocrisy: NC

Srinagar: National Conference on Tuesday said Mirwaiz Umar Farooq’s proximity to the establishment and intelligence apparatus in New Delhi was a well known fact and that National Conference didn’t require sermons from someone who was willing to break bread with intelligence officers in five star hotels in New Delhi. NC State Spokesperson Junaid Azim Mattu […]

Illegal constructions turning tourist resorts into concrete jungles

Srinagar: Notwithstanding the several directions issued by High Court to safeguard the tourist resorts of the state from illegal and unauthorized constructions, famous tourist resorts Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Sonamarg are fast turning into concrete Jungles. The environmentalists are expressing their concern about the illegal constructions in these resorts. “Dozens of illegal concrete constructions have come up […]

Pellet fury:Family accuses police officer of abusing powers

Pulwama: The family members of 13-year-old Ifrah Jan from Rohmoo in Pulwama Tuesday accused a top police officer of abusing his powers. “This police officer who always swirls pellet gun in air targets even people sitting in the houses. It was he who targeted my grand-daughter in the lawn. He has let loose a reign […]

Monuments in Valley under threat

Srinagar: In absence of proper supervision, monuments in Valley are falling prey to encroachments and are at the danger of ruin. Kashmir and Kargil is having 55 monuments controlled by Archeological Survey of India (ASI) while the main office of ASI is at Jammu to supervise just 15 monuments. Sources told KNS, the number of […]

‘Beating of DySP by army an ‘eye-opener’, ‘lesson’ for J&K Police’

Srinagar: Strongly condemning the reign of terror unleashed by occupational forces in Rahmoo, Pulwama, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah termed it state-sponsored barbarism. In a statement issued to KNS, Shah while castigating all those associated with the PDP said: “The lust of power have made you blind. It is […]

‘We don’t think what Kashmiris think about Ladkah’

Leh: While in Kashmir there is a common perception about Ladakhis that they more of resemble with Chinese and there would be no wrong if Ladakh becomes the part of China. But Ladakhis have a different story to tell and have just proved those mouths wrong. While China has already occupied a part of the […]

‘Who is behind burning of schools, why is it being done’

Srinagar: Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq who continues to be under house arrest commenting on burning of educational institutions said that no one needs to be told about the importance of education and instead of sermonizing and politicizing about the issue the question that needs to be answered is who is behind this burning […]

‘Anti-exams’ protests continue in Valley

Srinagar: The students on Tuesday continued to protest against the scheduled exams slated to commence from mid November. The students chanting slogans like, ‘we want justice’ were demanding deferment of exams. Hundreds of students took to streets in Central Kashmir Beerwah area of Budgam district and Sharad area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district. The protesting […]

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