Warmer-winters in Himalayas are triggering avalanches,finds a study of tree rings

Climate in the mighty yet fragile snow-covered Himalayas has been changing rapidly. But, monitoring the trends and effects has been challenging because of the high altitudes and the rugged terrain. Now, with the help of mountain-top observatories, Indian scientists from the Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment in Chandigarh in the North of India have found that in […]

Clerical staff continue strike, seek end to pay anomaly

Srinagar—Clerical staff from all the three regions from Jammu and Kashmir Saturday organized a protest rally against latest government decision to constitute a new committee to look into the demand of clerks to remove pay anomly. The clerical staff who are on strike from past one week said that they will do Secre­tariat Gherawo on […]

Div Com reviews traffic management

Srinagar—Divisional Commis­sioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan Saturday held an extensive meeting with various stake hold­ers from across the Kashmir val­ley to review the steps taken to streamline the traffic. The meeting was attended by IG Traffic, Traffic Advisor, SP Traffic Rural, RTO Kashmir and representatives of various trans­port unions. The Div Com said that various […]

28 youth join militant ranks this month in South Kashmir

Srinagar—At least 28 youth from South Kashmir have joined militancy this month-the largest ever number since the death of popular militant commander Burhan Wani in June 2016. Highly placed sources said that since April 1, the day when in three different en­counters at Shopian and An­antnag, 13 militants and 4 ci­vilians were killed, at least […]

‘No possibility of transfer of Kathua-case to outside-JK after filing of charge-sheets’

Srinagar—Legal experts in Jam­mu and Kashmir have said that the affidavit of Jammu and Kashmir High Court and the report of district and sessions judge Kathua will be taken more serious than the contro­versial report of the Bar Council of India. The legal experts also said that apparently there is no possibility of the transfer […]

Make CV’s of all NREGA Ombudsmen public: RTI Movement

Srinagar—Jammu & Kashmir RTI Movement has demanded that CVs of all the recently appointed NREGA Ombudsmen should be made public so that people know on what grounds these officers were appointed by Jammu Kash­mir Rural Development Depart­ment recently. The executive committee of RTI Movement which met in Srinagar took a strong notice of these ap­pointments […]

Family of missing MBBS student  rues J&K govt’s cold response

Srinagar—Almost three months have elapsed since Kash­miri MBBS student Suhail Aijaz went missing in Odhisa but his whereabouts remain unknown. While his father Aijaz Ah­mad continues to battle for life in SKIMS after meeting an acci­dent in which two of his cousin brothers were killed, the dejected family on Saturday rued “cold re­sponse” by the […]

800 players participate in J&K Ist State Jeet Kune Do championship

Srinagar: Over 800 players from different districts of Jammu and Kashmir participated in the first ever three-day State Jeet Kune Do championship at S K Indoor Stadi­um Complex in the summer capi­tal, Srinagar. The state level tournament, which is a stepping stone for the players to participate in the up­coming National Federation Cup to be […]

Aakif’s double strike helps J&K Bank earn victory over J&K Police

Srinagar—Aakif Ahmad continued his goal scoring form, striking a brace to help his side Jammu and Kashmir Bank beat Jammu and Kashmir Police 2-0 in their Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Memorial (MMSM) Football Tournament played at Synthetic Turf TRC Ground, Srinagar, a statement from Jammu and Kashmir Football Association said on Saturday. Two heavyweights of Kashmir […]

Defending champion Danish pockets title again

Srinagar—Danish Ahmed of B. Sc 5th Semester defended his title successfully winning the Islamia College Annual Cycle Race on Saturday. This was Danish’s second title in as many years after winning the event in the year 2017 as well. According to  a statement from the organisers, the 14.7 kilometre race was flagged off  by Prof. […]