Illegal appointments go unnoticed in JK

Srinagar: Though number of times House Committees were constituted in Jammu and Kashmir to look into the illegal and backdoor appointments made in the state government departments, especially in public undertaking, the successive governments over the years has failed to book those involved in these back door appointments. Sources told KNS that the government run […]

ICDS and SWD runs 6 runs, 74 projects in Kashmir

Srinagar: The Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and  Social Welfare Department (SWD) Departments runs 6 services and 74 projects, involving 15669 sanctioned Anganwadi Centres (AWC), in the Kashmir Division. Officials said  that the ICDS programme, incorporated under the National Policy for Children, aims at to improve the nutritional health and psychological development of children and […]

Geelani expresses concern over loss of lives in shelling on LoC

Srinagar: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani expressed his deep concern over the loss of precious lives in recent shelling on the line of control (LoC) and said unless Kashmir dispute is resolved in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of people, the risk of collision between the two nuclear powers will remain, which […]

Demonetization rolled out with no application of mind, alleges Omar

Srinagar: Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the center allegedly not preparing before rolling demonetization, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah asked how much proof one need to agree that it was rolled out with ‘no application of mind’. “How much more proof is required before devotees of this government agree […]

Spurious Ayurvedic drugs putting lives of patients at risk: DAK

Srinagar: With more and more people preferring Indian System of Medicine (ISM) for treatment, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today expressed shock over the supply of substandard ayurvedic drugs to government hospitals in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.  Alarmed by the reports, President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said it is unacceptable […]

Why Can’t Shafi Attend His Mother’s Burial?

Srinagar: While expressing sympathy with the family of Khateeja Begum, mother of Mohd Shafi Sheikh of Kareem Abad Pulwama, who passed away while her son was in jail, AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Er. Rasheed today strongly hit out at state government and security agencies for not facilitating the son to attend funeral of his […]

Rain, Snow Expected In Next 24 Hours

SRINAGAR: The Western Disturbance over Western Himalayas has moved further north-eastwards and is now over Jammu and Kashmir. With this, we can expect scattered rain and snow over higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. Meanwhile, lower areas could see receive light rains only. In wake of this, maximums are likely to drop, […]

HC Reserves Order On Payal’s plea For Govt House

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Friday reserved its order on a plea of Payal Abdullah, estranged wife of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, for government accommodation for her and her sons on the ground that they enjoyed ‘Z’ and ‘Z plus’ security status. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and […]

Unaccounted Deposits To Attract 50% Tax, 4 Yr Lock-In Period

New Delhi: A minimum of 50 per cent tax may be levied on unexplained bank deposits made using the banned currency notes up to December 30 along with a 4-year lock in period for half of the remaining amount under the amendments to tax law the government plans to bring in Parliament shortly. However, a […]

Govt Allows Prayers At Historic Jamia Masjid After 19 Fridays

Srinagar: After 19 weeks, State Government Friday allowed people to offer Friday congregational prayers at historic Jamia Masjid in summer capital here while shutdown continues across the Valley amid clashes during which a top police officer was injured. The Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid was locked since July 15 for Friday prayers as mass uprising erupted across […]

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