HC quashes appointment of two Asst Professors in SKIMS 

Srinagar—In a major setback to the patient care at the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) Department of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura, the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir has quashed the appointment of two Assistant Professors in the department who were appointed without the proper qualification earlier. Terming the appointment as ‘illegal,’ […]

Demolition drive sparks shutdown in Karan Nagar

Srinagar—The encroachment drive against ‘illegal’ encroacher sparked shutdown and protest in Karan Nagar area of Srinagar city on Monday. Reports said that IG Traffic Basant Rath visited the area and found that the owner of a house and three shops has encroached footpath. Accordingly, he conveyed this to SMC and later on the demolition wing […]

Div Com reviews traffic management plan for Kashmir

Srinagar—Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today reviewed the traffic management plan for various districts in Kashmir division wherein he emphasized on the removal of encroachments, enforcement of new route plans and sustained action against traffic rules violators. The Div Com chaired the meeting that was attended by DDC Srinagar, IGP Traffic Kashmir, Commissioner SMC, […]

HC stays FIR proceedings against TOI reporter  

Srinagar—Jammu and Kashmir high court on Monday stayed the proceedings of the FIR registered against a Times of India reporter.  The FIR was filed against reporter Saleem Pandit in police station Kothi Bagh under section 505 (1)b RPC dated April 3, 2018 , by ten local travel agencies for publishing,what they called as  “fake news item […]

CUK celebrates world book and copyright day

 Srinagar—Central University of Kashmir Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir today asked the students community and the youth to inculcate the habit of reading books. “We are living in a technology driven age wherein every bit of information is available on the click of a button. Despite that, the books still hold utmost importance and […]

City School fails to pay sanitation fee since last 6 years 

Srinagar—Under very nose of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), since last 6 years Presentation Convent School Srinagar School has been neglecting to pay sanitation fee towards SMC.  Sources said that the school has not been paying sanitation fee towards SMC from last 6 years but till date no action has been taken by the authorities.  Sources […]

Call Hate Crime By Its Name

The Kathua rape case, as suggested by the chargesheet, was a pre-planned rape of a child with the object of terrorising and evicting a particular community from a particular region. The refusal to even allow her body to be buried in the Bakherwal graveyard demonstrates a certain consensus of inhumanity that goes beyond the accused […]

Not at the cost of education

It has been quite a turnaround in the case about the rape and murder of the eight-year-old girl in Kathua. After being ignored for the three months and largely blacked out from the media, the case suddenly broke upon the national consciousness with all its horrifying details once the charge sheet was filed. Ever since […]

Freedom Can Wait, Education Can Not

Public protests play an important part in the civil, political, economic, social and cultural life of all societies. Protests encourage the development of an engaged and informed citizenry. They strengthen representative democracy by enabling direct participation in public affairs. However there is a thin line that separates protests from public violence. Though the Constitution of […]

There Are Still Opportunities For India,Pak To Resolve Kashmir: Omar

Srinagar—India and Pakistan have squandered a lot of good chances to resolve the Kashmir issue, but there are still opportunities, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has said. He outlined the need for a dialogue process both internally as well as externally to address the issue, saying the solution cannot be driven by […]