SAC Approves Decision To Streamline JK’s Teaching Cadre

JAMMU— In a landmark decision aimed at streamlining the teaching cadre in Jammu & Kashmir, the State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved the Action Pan recommended by the Committee constituted vide G.O No 1263-GAD of 2018, Dated 13.08.2018. The Committee was mandated to devise a comprehensive strategy to review the issues […]

Rain, Snow Expected In Kashmir Till Tuesday

SRINAGAR — The meteorological department has forecast light-to-moderate rainfall or snow at most places across the Kashmir valley from Sunday till Tuesday. “A western disturbance is approaching Jammu and Kashmir, under the influence of which light-to-moderate rain/snow will occur at many places and snow at few places over the Ladakh region from the evening of Sunday […]

14-year-old Militant Among 3 Killed in Encounter, 7 Houses Damaged

SRINAGAR — Two young men who had joined militant ranks few months back were shot dead along with another militant by a joint team of armed forces in a night long encounter in Srinagar outskirts on Sunday. Seven residential houses were also destroyed during the encounter that last 18-hours in Mujgund area on the outskirts of […]

IWT: Why NHPC Has Been Caught Out As ‘Culprit’ In Kashmir?

SRINAGAR — Citing international dimensions of Indus Water Treaty (IWT), under which National Hydro-electric Power Corporation (NHPC) is operating in Jammu & Kashmir, the Corporation “is not sharing” technical data of its hydro-power projects in the region with the state government, top government sources have revealed. NHPC “is also denying access” (for studying its hydro-power projects) […]

Will Oppose Attempt To Create Disunity In State: Cong

JAMMU — The Congress said Saturday it would oppose any attempt to create disunity in the Jammu and Kashmir society under the garb of seeking administrative facilities. The remark comes a day after Peoples Democratic Party president and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti warned of an agitation if the J&K administration, headed by Governor S P Malik, accords divisional status to Ladakh region, while ignoring Pir Panjal and Chenab valley. The Congress said major policy decisions […]

Attempts To Rotate Reserved Seats By BJP Reflects Defeat: NC

JAMMU — The NC Provincial President, Devender Singh Rana, on Saturday said that the Governor Satya Pal Malik has assured them that  he will not allow attempts to chanthe ge constitution and rotate reserved seats ahead of the Assembly elections.  “The Governor has assured that his administration will focus on governance and leave legal and constitutional matters […]

Officers Urged To Take Steps To Tackle Disasters

JAMMU — Advisor to Governor, BB Vyas, Saturday urged on the officers that they must take steps to ensure minimum losses in times of disasters. He said that the preparedness is critical for tackling any natural disaster and “we have to ensure that we take special measures for specific needs of children and women in the event […]

‘Wall of Kindness’ Initiative Reaches Budgam

BUDGAM — The philanthropic initiative ‘Wall of Kindness’ which started in Srinagar earlier has reached Budgam. The facade of historic Imam Bargah has been turned into a charitable wall by the students of Maktab-e-Babul Ilem here, which is run by Anjuman Sharie Shian. The welfare spot was set up with clothes being hung on a wall […]

Guv Forms Panel On Employees Issues  

JAMMU —Taking cognizance of the frequent representations regarding service related grievances of the government employees, Governor Satya Pal Malik today ordered constitution of a high-level ‘Service Grievance Committee’. The Committee will be headed by the Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma. The Members of the Committee include Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to the Governor, Rohit […]

Bulandshahr Firing: ‘Killer’ Soldier Held In Sopore

SRINAGAR — A soldier allegedly involved in the Bulandshahr firing in Uttar Pradesh in which a police Inspector and a civilian were killed was detained by his unit in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.  A police official said that Jeetendra Malik, deployed with 22 Rashtriya Rifles in Sopore, was held after he reported for duty. He was […]