Chairman JK Bank Dedicates AAS To Cancer Patients

SRINAGAR — Chairman and CEO JK Bank Parvez Ahmed Thursday dedicated AAS (All About Support), a Cancer Patients’ Hostel in Amboli, Andheri West Mumbai, to provide accommodation facilities to cancer patients of J&K state who visit Mumbai for treatment of the life consuming disease in TATA Memorial Cancer Institute and other renowned oncology centres in Mumbai. […]

Hajj-2019: Orientation Prog Schedule Announced

SRINAGAR — The State Haj Committee has announced dates and venues for the second phase of the compulsory Haj orientation-cum-training programme for pilgrims hailing from different districts of the State. The orientation programme for pilgrims from Anantnag district will be held at Government Degree College Boys (Auditorium) Anantnag on June 11, 12, and 13, 2019. The orientation for […]

Modi Begins Second Term With 57-Minister Cabinet  

NEW DELHI — Narendra Modi was on Thursday sworn in as country’s Prime Minister for a second term, heading the National Democratic Alliance government in the presence of a large gathering of national and international dignitaries.  Modi, 68, who became only the third Indian prime minister after Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi to win a […]

Official Report Reveals Massive Encroachment Of Khushalsar, Gilsar

 SRINAGAR — Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Thursday conducted a comprehensive inspection of Khushalsar and Gilsar lakes in Eidgah Tehsil in view of illegal constructions and encroachments of these water bodies where organised colonies have been constructed over the years, an official spokesman said.  The visit follows a preliminary inspection report, submitted by a […]

OIC Harps On Indo-Pak Dialogue  

SRINAGAR — Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Thursday issued a customary appeal to India and Pakistan to resume dialogue to resolve all outstanding issues particularly Kashmir. Dr Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen, General Secretary of the OIC expressed hope that India and Pakistan will resume a “genuine” dialogue for addressing all outstanding issues, “particularly the Jammu […]

57% Schools in J&K Have Uneven Teacher-Pupil Ratio  

SRINAGAR — Bellying tall claims of the successive regimes to streamline the Pupil Teacher Ratio (PTR) in government schools, around 57 percent educational institutions continue to have disproportionate student teacher ratio.  A national survey has revealed that only 43.8 percent of government schools in J&K state comply with classroom teacher ratio (PTR). As per the set […]

Registration of Religious Places Done in Violation of Law: HC 

SRINAGAR — The J&K High Court on Thursday ordered Judicial Officers of the State not to register conveyance deeds relating to the property of any religious place in violation of any law for the time being in force, or in breach of any Court direction in any case. “It has been observed that Judicial Officers of […]

Gunfight in North Kashmir, 2 Militants Killed in Sopore

SRINAGAR — Two local militants, affiliated with Lashker-e-Taiba, were killed in an encounter with Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.     “On a credible input, a cordon and search operation was launched jointly by police and (govermment) forces in Dangerpora area of Sopore,” a police spokesman said. During the search operation, he said, the […]

3 Killed, 10 Injured As Vehicle Falls Into Gorge In Doda

DODA — Three people were killed and 10 others injured when an overloaded vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday late evening,  The accident took place on Thursday night when an SUV on its way to Bhalla in Doda district from Jammu skidded off […]

DGP Directs Frequent Checking, Search Ops In ‘Suspected Areas’    

JAMMU — Director General of Police Dilbag Singh asked security establishment to carry frequent checking and search operations in the “suspected areas to neutralize the militants”.  He chaired a high-level security review meeting of senior Police officers, Paramilitary, Army and Intelligence agencies in Police Control Room Jammu on Thursday evening to review the  security arrangements of Shri […]