Durbar Move: In A First, Employees Boycott Reopening Ceremony In Sgr

SRINAGAR — Civil Secretariat employees on the first day of Durbar Move here boycotted the reopening ceremony as a mark of protest against the non-fulfillment of their long pending demands. The employees of the Civil Secretariat here boycotted the reopening ceremony and were seen wearing black bands and black dresses. Vice Chairman of the J&K Civil […]

Holistic Plan Needed To Tackle Srinagar’s Multiple Problems: DC

SRINAGAR — Senior officers from all line departments of Srinagar have been instructed to propose ideas and projects that will redress the city’s varied problems and bridge its shortfalls, an official spokesperson said Monday. They have been “asked to prepare themselves for what was described as determined efforts aimed at making Srinagar vibrant as it deserves,” […]

Geelani Discharged From SKIMS

SRINAGAR — Hurriyat Conference (g) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani was discharged from SKIMS on Monday after his health condition improved satisfactorily, said the spokesman. In a statement Hurriyat Conference (g) has thanked all those who visited the hospital or enquired about his health on phone and prayed for his speedy recovery. Hurriyat also thanks to […]

Clashes, Grenade Attacks Mar Polling

SRINAGAR — Around three dozen persons including polling staff and government forces personnel were injured in clashes in several parts of Pulwama and Shopian even as the twin districts observed complete shutdown on Monday. At least four polling booths were attacked with grenades and petrol bombs.   Reports of clashes were received from several areas of Shopian […]

No Respite For School-Kids As Govt ignores MHRD-Guidelines On Bags    

SRINAGAR — The school education department has failed to implement the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) guidelines issued for reducing weight in school bags carried by children. In November 2018, MHRD had issued directions to the school education departments of all states to formulate the guidelines to regulate the teaching of subjects and weight of […]

BJP Ready For Assembly Polls In JK: Jitendra Singh

NEW DELHI — Union minister Jitendra Singh on Monday said the BJP is ready to hold assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir but a final decision on the matter needs to be taken by the Election Commission after considering security related concerns. In an interview to PTI, he slammed so-called mainstream political parties like the PDP […]

Missing Kashmiri Student In Pak Jail: Family

SRINAGAR — A Kashmiri student who went missing nearly five months back from a university in Noida in Uttar Pradesh is languishing in a Pakistani jail, his family said on Monday. Syed Wahid, 23, went missing on December 12 from a private university in Noida. Syed’s father has told police that he recently received a call […]

Governor Reviews Functioning Of Departments  

 SRINAGAR — Governor Satya Pal Malik Monday reviewed the functioning of the government departments in a meeting held at the Civil Secretariat here, on the first day of the Darbar Move. Khurshid Ganai, K. Vijay Kumar, K.K. Sharma, K. Skandan-Advisors to Governor, BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary, Dilbagh Singh, DGP, Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to Governor and […]

2018 Ramazan Truce: ‘35 Civilians, Militants And Forces Personnel Killed’

JAMMU — Eight security forces personnel and four civilians were killed in militancy-related incidents while 23 militants were gunned down during a month-long halt in operations in Kashmir announced by the Centre in the month of Ramazan last year, the Home Ministry has said.  The Centre had in May last year directed security forces not […]

299 Polling Booths in South Kashmir Draw Blank  

SRINAGAR — As many as 299 polling booths in Pulwama and Shopian district saw no voting in Monday’s elections to the Anantnag Parliamentary seat, sources said. There were 695 polling booths set up in the twin districts spread over six assembly segments of Pampore, Tral, Pulwama, and Rajpora in Pulwama and two in Shopian—Shopian and Wachi.   […]

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