DIPR to institute media awards

Srinagar—To recognize and honor the excellence in journalism in J&K, Minister for Information, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Choudhary Zulfkar Ali Wednesday announced “Institution of Annual J&K State Media Awards” to be presented by the Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) on World Press Freedom Day every year. Making the announcement during […]

4 IAS, KAS officers shifted

Srinagar—The state government on Wednesday transferred four officers, three of them IAS, in the interest of administration with immediate effect. According to separate orders, Ms. Sarita Chauhan (IAS, JK:1999 batch), Chairperson, Services Selection Board, has been transferred and posted as Chairperson, J&K Special Tribunal, against an available vacancy. Simrandeep Singh (IAS, JK:2008), awaiting orders of […]

Truant Migrant Employees Asked to Report to DSEK

Srinagar—The Government has asked has asked the migrant employees, who left Kashmir in 2016 due to unfavorable situation, to report to Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) within week’s time failing which disciplinary action will be taken against them. “Some migrant employees working in the Department of School Education as Teaching/Non-Teaching employees left the Valley […]

RS Passes Bill Empowering Centre to Collect Statistical Data from J&K

New Delhi—A bill empowering the Centre to collect statistical data from Jammu and Kashmir was passed by the Rajya Sabha Wednesday even as various Opposition parties said the move was not proper in view of Article 370 which grants special status to the state. Members of a number of Opposition parties urged the government to […]

J&K Assembly Should Have Been Asked to Pass the Bill: Azad

Srinagar—Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad Wednesday demanded that the BJP-led government at the centre should seek consent of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly before amending the Collection of Statistics (Amendment) Bill, 2017, in the Parliament and Rajya Sabha. The Collection of Statistics (Amendment) Bill, 2017, was put in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday […]

2010 Fake Encounter: Military Court Suspends Life Sentence, Grants Bail to Accused

Srinagar—A military court has suspended the life sentences of five army men accused of killing three unemployed Kashmiri youths and then trying to pass them off as Pakistani militants in a stage-managed gunfight in Machhil sector along the Line of Control in April 2010, a media report said today. According to a media report the […]

Shabir Shah Arrested, Shifted to ED Custody in Delhi

Srinagar: Police on Tuesday evening arrested the chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah from his residence and took him to Humhama guest house. A party spokesperson said police party from Police Station Saddar headed by DySP came to Shah’s Sanat Nagar residence where he is under house arrest and told him to […]

NIA Propaganda Blitzkrieg to Target Leadership: JRL

Srinagar—Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yaseen Malik Wednesday said the BJP led Government is working on pushing from all ends to crush the people’s movement towards what they term the “final solution.” They said an ensuing crackdown against resistance leadership has been adopted and there […]

Policeman Shot Dead in Kulgam

Kulgam—Suspected militants Wednesday evening shot dead a Jammu and Kashmir Police constable in Kulgam district in south Kashmir. The constable was on his way back home, news agency PTI reported quoting police. The constable has been identified as Gowhar Ahmad, who was posted in Shopian district. A police official said that he was shot near […]

HC Pulls Up DMD Officials for Lack of Preparedness

Srinagar—Questioning the promptitude of top officials of state’s Disaster Management Department (DMD), the Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday sought an inclusive report within two weeks regarding “complete preparation” to tackle any kind of natural calamity in the state. “You were supposed to be present here, but you were not. Will you be present […]

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