'500-bed Maternity cum Pediatric Hospital at Bemina to start this year'

Srinagar—Minister for Pub­lic Works, Naeem Akhtar, on Tuesday visited various areas of Srinagar and Baramulla dis­tricts and inspected the ongoing developmental projects at dif­ferent locations. The Minister visited Bemina where 500 bedded Maternity and Pediatric hospital is being con­structed at the cost of Rs 70.63 crore. The minister was informed that major portion of the […]

Many flu deaths go unreported: DAK

Srinagar—“The official fig­ures of 32 flu deaths so far this season are an underestimate as many flu deaths go unreported in Kashmir,” said Doctors As­sociation Kashmir (DAK) on Monday in a communique. “These figures only provide a snapshot of the true death toll flu has taken in the valley,” said DAK President Dr Nisar ul […]

Div Com reviews formulation of Water Regulatory Policy

Srinagar—Divisional Com­missioner Kashmir, Baseer Ah­mad Khan on Tuesday chaired a meeting to set into motion the preliminary work for the formu­lation of Water Regulatory Policy aimed at conserving and exploit­ing the water bodies of Kashmir in an eco-sustainable way. The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner of all dis­tricts of Kashmir division via video conferencing. […]

Lolab avalanche day 4: People offer special prayers

Srinagar—Family mem­bers of the three missing per­sons urged the government to provide special teams to trace out their loved ones even as people offered special prayers in favour of the trio. Habibullah Lone, brother in law of Ghulam Mohd Lone, one of the missing told GNS that govern­ment should arrange special teams to trace their […]

‘Politicians relatives, workers, allegedly reside in Estates Dept quarters’

  Srinagar: Government has started a process to iden­tify the illegal occupants residing in Estates Depart­ment accommodation. Sources told KNS that there are allegations that govern­ment has allotted Estates Department quarters “ille­gally” to outsiders. “There are complaints that outsiders, including political workers, politicians and bureaucrats relatives are staying in gov­ernment accommodation in the state,” an […]

Haj Airfares Slashed

New Delhi—A month after it scrapped subsidies for Haj pilgrims, the government today announced a significant reduction in airfares for devotees travelling to Saudi Arabia, with the prices of round tickets being slashed by Rs 20,000 to Rs 97,000. Union Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi described the move as a “major step” that would end […]

40 Militants Shifted To Outside Jails

New Delhi—As many as 40 militants and their sympathisers have been shifted from the central jail here to prisons outside the Valley, a step taken after the dramatic escape of LeT’s Mohammed Naveed Jhatt from a hospital earlier this month. The prison department chalked out a list of these militants and sympathisers in the central […]

Farooq Vouches For Talks 

Srinagar—Former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday said that exchange of firing and shelling between armies of India and Pakistan will continue unless the two nations start thinking of peace. He was reacting to a question about continuance of ceasefire violations and heavy shelling by Pakistani troops along LoC targeting civilians and schools in Rajouri […]

Career Opportunities in Public Sector Undertakings through GATE 2018

Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) are state-owned enterprises. These companies are either owned by the union government, state government or territorial governments. These PSUs carry out recruitment exercises each year through Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). Earlier, the examination was conducted only for engineering graduates aspiring to pursue higher education, but after 2012 PSU Recruitment […]

Kashmiri Traders Get Breather In Mussoorie

Srinagar—Facing a virtual eviction notice from their local counterparts since last year, Kashmiri traders based in Mussoorie have finally been allowed to continue their business in the tourist resort after a peace meeting called by the administration. The agreement between the Kashmiri traders and the local trade body came just two days before the 11-month […]