NC Protests Civilian Killings, ‘Discrimination’ With Old City

SRINAGAR — The National Conference (NC) Tuesday protested against the government for ignoring the Old City areas in development as well as the “continuous civilian killings” in Kashmir  Senior NC leader and former MLA Eidgah, Mubarak Gul, led  the protest against the government for “ignoring Sher-e-Khaas on all fronts.” Gul along with scores of his activists […]

PHE Employees To Launch Agitation Against Delay In Regularisation

SRINAGAR — The Public Health Engineering (PHE) Kashmir Joint Employees Association on Tuesday said that it will launch an agitation from January 7 to 15 to press for the demand of regularisation of thousands of causal labourers, daily wagers and land donors. Addressing a press conference here at PHE’s Kothi Bagh office, President of Kashmir PHE […]

Strengthening Wakf Needs Societal Involvement, Accountability: Advisor

SRINAGAR  — Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai on Tuesday said that there is dire need to  strengthen the Wakf Board as it will ensure the growth of Wakf institutions in the State. Advisor Ganai along with newly appointed Vice-Chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Wakf Board, G R Sofi, visited the shrine of […]

Govt To Plant 30,000 Chinars In Schools

SRINAGAR — The authorities will plant 30,00 chinar trees in schools and also promote the tree plantation among the students. This was revealed by Director Floriculture Kashmir, Mathora Masoom, at a 2-day workshop on ‘Conservation Leadership through Education’ organised by the Directorate of School Education Kashmir in collaboration with WWF-India. The seminar concluded at JKEDI Pampore.  […]

All Citizens Not Treated Equally In India: Pak PM

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday again compared the treatment of minorities in his country and India, saying these communities would be treated as equal citizens in “Naya Pakistan”, “unlike what is happening in India”, days after stating that he would “show” the Narendra Modi government “how to treat minorities”. Khan’s latest comments […]

JKSSB Approves 55 Selection Lists For 463 Posts

JAMMU — The Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB) today approved 55 final selection lists for 463 different posts. According to a statement issued by Malik Suhail, Public Relations Officer, JKSSB, the selection lists were approved at 146th meeting of the Board held under the chairmanship of Zubair Ahmad, Chairman, J&K Services Selection Board. The […]

NC, PDP Disempowered Grassroot Democratic Institutions: Sajad

HANDWARA — Former Minister and Peoples’ Conference chairman, Sajad Gani Lone, on Tuesday said that the two regional parties of NC and PDP played a “devious, negative role in disempowering the people of the state by disem­powering grassroots democratic institutions and centralizing power within two dynastic cores which have drowned the state into nepotism and […]

Student Held With Pistol In Poonch 

POONCH — Army on Tuesday apprehended a 17-year-old student and recovered a pistol from his possession from Mendhar area of this district while he was on way to Kashmir valley to join militant ranks.  The youth, a student of government degree college Surankote, had come to Medhar from Surankote and was going to Kashmir to […]

Soldier ‘Kills’ Colleague In Doda

JAMMU — An Army soldier allegedly shot dead his colleague following a spat with him in an Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district, police said Tuesday. “Army Havialdar Rajesh Dakua was fired upon by his colleague at an army camp in Bhaderwah last night. He was brought to the hospital, where he died […]

Schools Can’t Make Aadhaar Pre-Condition For Admission: UIDAI

NEW DELHI — Aadhaar issuing body UIDAI has asserted that schools cannot make the 12-digit biometric identifier a pre-condition for student admission and warned that doing so will be against the recent order of the Supreme Court. The word of caution from UIDAI comes at a time when admissions to nursery and entry-level classes have just […]

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