Clean Or Close Tosa Maidan: SHRC

SRINAGAR — Tosa Maidan, the meadow in central Kashmir’s Budgam district which was used as artillery firing range for over fifty years by army before vacating it in 2014 following expiry of lease, cannot be allowed to become a death trap for children, the State Human Rights Commission said on Tuesday.    While hearing a Suo Motto […]

HC Seeks Report From PWD on Road Conditions 

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir high court on Tuesday sought status report from Public Works Department with regard to position and improvement of various road connectivity’s  which are under the supervision of department. Hearing a Public Interest Litigation, a division bench of Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice Tashi Rabstan said that if the report was […]

NC CWC Passes 5 Resolutions 

SRINAGAR — National Conference on Tuesday passed five resolutions and termed calling of meeting between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan in New York City as “extremely unfortunate” while as it expressed worry over deterioration in the security scenario across the Jammu and Kashmir.   The resolutions were passed during the National Conference’s Central Working Committee […]

Panchayat Ghar Set On Fire In Bandipora

SRINAGAR — Miscreants set a panchayat ghar on fire in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir, taking the number of such government buildings being torched since the announcement of the local bodies polls in the state to eight, police said Tuesday. “Unknown miscreants tried to set ablaze a panchayat ghar at Matrigam Tikri in the Pehthkote […]

Geelani Accuses Forces Of Using Chemical Weapons during CASO’s

SRINAGAR — Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed ali Geelani Tuesday accused government forces of resorting to the use of what he described as ‘Chemical weapons’ during the cordon and search operations carried out against the suspected presence of militants in Kashmir. Geelani said that on the pretext of cordon and search operations the use of brute […]

Group Mediclaim Health Insurance:Finance Dept Tasks DDOs To Update Records

SRINAGAR — The Finance Department today asked all Drawing and Disbursing Officers (DDO’s) to ensure that the details of the employees are uploaded correctly for the purpose of Group Health Insurance Scheme by or before the 30 September. The scheme is to be launched from 1 October, 2018. Responding to number of complaints about incorrect data, a Finance Department […]

CRPF Man Goes Missing  

SRINAGAR —  A CRPF man, hailing from Uttar Pradesh, was reported missing from his camp in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, police said. Constable Munish Kumar, posted at 117 Battalion, went missing from his camp at Wazir Bagh in Srinagar today morning, a police official said

Govt Reconstitutes Committee To Address Issues Concerning AIIMS, 5 New Medical Colleges

SRINAGAR — The Governor’s administration on Tuesday accorded sanction to the reconstitution of a High-Level Committee to address all the issues relating to the establishment of the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences at Awantipora in Pulwama and Vijaypur in Samba and five new Medical Colleges in the State. According to the order issued by GAD, […]

Resignation By SPOs ‘Negligible’, Says Govt 

SRINAGAR —The government on Tuesday said the resignation of special police officers (SPOs), who have borne the brunt of militant attacks, was “negligible” and is restricted to certain areas of south Kashmir only. State chief secretary B V R Subrahmanyam said all SPOs have been instructed about their personal safety while the government is in […]

PDP MP’s Brother Joins Poll Fray  

SRINAGAR — A number of candidates filed nominations for upcoming elections to the Urban Local Bodies in Kupwara and among them include the brother of PDP’s member parliament Fayaz Ahmad Mir. Reyaz Ahmad Mir, brother of MP Fayaz Ahmad Mir, filed the nomination papers along with 19 other candidates for 1 to 6 municipality wards and […]

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