Anantnag Schools Mock at Teacher Student Ratio

Anantnag: Government Girls Middle School, Bon Dialgam, located in the outskirts of Anantnag main town is a glaring example of nepotism prevalent in the education department.  With a total roll of 24 students, some eight teachers have been posted here, who belong to the influential families, according to local sources. Same is the case with […]

Rising Casualties: Forces to Receive Full Body Gear

SRINAGAR: To avoid causalities during “anti-militancy operations” and while maintaining law and order problem, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is going to make the security forces operating in Jammu and Kashmir better equipped. Official sources said that the Ministry of Home Affairs was concerned that security personnel suffered causalities in the valley while fighting […]

Govt to set up ‘Move Schools’ 

SRINAGAR: Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, today announced that the State Government will establish ‘Move Schools’ for children of Durbar Move employees. The Minister said two schools will be established, one each in Srinagar and Jammu, where the children of Durbar Move employees can get admissions and study till Class 8th. The Minister […]

Akila Urankar new INS President

NEW DELHI: Akila Urankar has been elected as President of the Indian Newspaper Society (INS). Ranker, President Business Standard Limited, was earlier Deputy President of INS. Urankar replaced Somesh Mishra of Rashtradoot Saptahik, who was elected President of INS for 2016-17.  Jayant Mammen Mathew (Malayala Manorama) has been elected as the new Deputy President, Shailesh […]

Restrictions in Parts of Srinagar; Schools, Colleges Shut

SRINAGAR: Authorities on Friday imposed restrictions in Srinagar parts falling under the jurisdiction of five Police Stations while the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) staged protest against the National Investigation Agency (NIA) raids and arrests. An official said that the restrictions under section 144 CrPc were imposed in the Srinagar areas falling under the jurisdiction of […]

Mission Kashmir: Manmohan Singh Arrives Today

SRINAGAR: A Congress delegation led by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will visit Srinagar on Saturday for a series of meetings on the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress state unit president G A Mir said today. The Congress’s policy-planning group on Kashmir will be in the Valley for two days for talks with […]

Kupwara Murders: HC ‘Anguished’ at ‘Callous’ Police Probe

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has expressed ‘anguish’ over “shoddy and callous” police investigation into murder of a couple in Kupwara in 2007, underling that perpetrators have “gone unpunished and are roaming free!”    “We also like to record our anguish at the callous and shoddy manner in which the investigation has been […]

Protests after troops thrash residents

ANANTNAG: During a cordon and search operation, Army allegedly thrashed locals and vandalized private property including dozens of vehicles in Mattan area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district.      The incident sparked massive protest on Friday. Locals informed that Government Forces headed by Army launched a search operation during night hours at Tikibagh Kralpora area […]

UNHCR Head Says ‘Remote Monitoring’ Kashmir Situation

GENEVA: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein says that his office has been forced to undertake “remote monitoring of the human rights situation in Kashmir on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC). During his update presented in the 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council, the High […]

BSF Jawan Killed in Pak Firing

JAMMU: A BSF jawan died after Pakistani Rangers opened heavy fire and shot mortars on Indian posts along the 198-km-long international border in Arnia sector of RS Pura in Jammu district on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday The heavy exchange lasted till Friday morning. The jawan has been identified as constable Brijendra Bahadur […]

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