Doctors’ Availability in Rural Areas: Mehbooba Seeks Status Report

Srinagar—Taking a strong note of the reports of non-availability of specialist doctors in the far flung and rural areas, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Monday sought a status report within a week’s time from the concerned Department and posting of requisite staff at the places where they are needed the most. The Chief Minister gave these […]

New Alibi to Settle Scores: Police

Srinagar—The mysterious ‘braid choppers’ in the Kashmir Valley are emerging as an alibi for some people to get out of their troubles or settle scores, debunking the theory floated by anti-national elements that put the blame for the panic wave on central agencies, the state police said. The J&K police has detected cases where people […]

Form Vigilante Committees: Hurriyat

Srinagar—Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani Monday expressed deep concern over the increasing braid chopping incidents and said that it has given rise to scare and fear as now burglary and stone pelting on residential houses by miscreants has added to public misery. Denouncing authorities for suggesting that the braid chopping victims will have […]

KEG Calls for Revamp of Information Department

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG), premier body of Kashmir newspaper editors, Monday called for a complete revamp and overhaul of the Department of Information and Public Relations. The editors body wants the department to rediscover itself and stay relevant to its mandate and responsibilities. KEG which met here with President Fayaz Ahmad Kaloo in the […]

PDP Activist Shot Dead in Shopian

Shopian—A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) activist was killed after he was fired upon by militants in Imamsahab area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday evening. In the ensuing scuffle one militant also died, according to police. Police said that the militants fired upon Mohammad Ramzan Sheikh (50) near his residence at Huomhuna, Imamsahab at […]

Govt Actions Can’t Be Discriminatory: HC

Srinagar—The government actions have a public element and there should be fairness and equality in all provinces of the society, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has said while allowing a petition filed by J&K Veterinary Doctors Association. The Association had sought directions declaring government Order (no.3-ASH of 2010) does not disentitle the members of […]

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