Panchayat Polls Phase-V: Voting Abysmal In Pulwama, Anantnag  

SRINAGAR  — The polling percentage remained abyssal in south Kashmir with Pulwama and Anantnag districts recording 0.5 percent  and 10.1 percent  respectively in the fifth of the 9-phased elections on Thursday. Overall, the turnout was 33.7% in Kashmir with Kupwara district recording highest 42.5 percent.     According to the Chief Electoral Officer J&K, Shaleen Kabra, […]

Govt Announces Winter Vacation For Kashmir Schools

JAMMU — The Government today announced winter vacations for educational institutions of Kashmir division and winter zone of Jammu division. According to an order issued by the School Education Department, winter vacation for upto 8th standard would be observed with effect from 6th of December 2018 to 2ndMarch 2019 while for 9th standard onwards the vacation would be observed with […]

PDP Takes Out Protest March Against Turning J&K Bank Into A PSU

SRINAGAR — A large number of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) activists staged a protest march here on Thursday seeking revocation of the Governor’s order turning the Jammu and Kashmir Bank into a public sector undertaking. The PDP activists led by senior leader and former Minister Naeem Akhtar took out the march in Srinagar seeking a rollback of […]

Movie Buffs Throng Kashmir Film Festival

SRINAGAR — Hundreds of movie buffs thronged the  Kashmir World Film Festival (KWFF)  on the second day on Thursday here. The seven-day film festival started yesterday at Tagore Hall, Srinagar. Bollywood feature film Shri 420 was screened on the second day of the festival here. The other films that were screened during the day include Afzal […]

CJ Inaugurates VC Facility At District Court Complex

SRINAGAR — Chief Justice, Justice Gita Mittal, Thursday inaugurated the video conferencing facility at the district court complex (DCC) Srinagar here.   The Chief Justice inaugurated the facility in presence of Advisor to Governor K Vijay Kumar, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam, and Director General of Police Dilbag Singh. On the occasion, judicial remand of three accused persons […]

DSEK To Hold Aadhar Camps For Students

SRINAGAR — To ensure the target of Aadhar enrollment of students in government and private schools, Director School Education, Kashmir Dr G N Itoo issued instructions to organize Zone wise Aadhar Camps in all districts of Kashmir division. The Director was speaking in a meeting which was attended by all District Nodal Officers, field functionaries and […]

J&K Assembly Dissolution Challenged in SC   

SRINAGAR — Former BJP MLA Gagan Bhagat has moved Supreme Court to challenge the dissolution of Jammu and Kashmir assembly by Governor Satya Pal Malik. A petition filed by Gagan Bhagat has been admitted and top court is likely to hear it next week.  “Yes I have challenged the dissolution of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly in […]

Big Jolt to BJP in Zadibal

SRINAGAR — Scores of supporters of former PDP MLA from Zadibal constituency Abid Ansari Thursday joined National Conference, party general secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar announced. Welcoming scores of prominent political functionaries from Zadibal into party fold Sagar said, “It’s a welcome development and a clear-cut message to those forces hell-bent on attacking our special status.” He […]

Use of Polythene Continues Despite Ban

SRINAGAR  — The use of polythene is continuing unabated here in the absence of proper checks by Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) to curb its use. The SMC had in 2009 launched a massive anti-polythene drive but that didn’t sustain for long. Now the use of polythene is only becoming frequent.  The fruit vendors, especially outside […]

Proper Monitoring Of Dal Lake Conservation Sought

SRINAGAR — Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma today asked the officers to ensure the proper monitoring of the conservation of Dal Lake. He issued the instructions at a meeting here which was held to review the functioning of Lake and Water Development Authority (LAWDA). The Advisor appreciated the efforts of LAWDA for conserving the Dal Lake […]