Mirwaiz Hopes BJP Govt Will Take Steps For Resolution Of J&K

SRINAGAR — Hurriyat Conference-M chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Wednesday expressed hope that the BJP-led government at the Centre will take steps for resolution of the political problem of Jammu and Kashmir.  Addressing an Eid gathering at Jamia Masjid here, the Mirwaiz said he hoped that the “New Delhi’s new ruling dispensation will take positive steps […]

The Joy Of Eid Is In Sharing

Unlike last year when we celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr in the throes of months of social and political turmoil, this year the festival has followed a relatively peaceful period. The social peace in Valley has uneasily held despite many developments threatening to disrupt it. However, the security situation has continued to be grim. Until May, security forces […]

Woman Shot Dead, Another Person Injured In South Kashmir’s Pulwama

SRINAGAR — A woman was killed and another person was injured after attacked by unknown gunmen at Narbal area of Kakapora in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday. A police officer said that some unknown gunmen barged inside a residential house of Nageena Jan wife of late Mohammad Yousuf Lone and opened fire upon her, reported news […]

Eid-ul-Fitr Celebrated In Kashmir With Religious Fervour 

SRINAGAR – Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramazan, was celebrated across Kashmir on Wednesday with religious fervour as Muslims in large numbers offered congregational prayers at mosques, Eidgah’s and shrines. Men and women of all ages, dressed in their best, thronged mosques and shrines here and in other parts of […]

No Modi-Imran Meeting On Sidelines Of SCO: MEA

NEW DELHI — No bilateral meeting has been planned between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan on the sidelines of the SCO Summit, the External Affairs Ministry said on Thursday. Modi would be attending the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek on June 13-14. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar told reporters […]

LIC Recruiting Apprentice Development Officers

Srinagar: LIC of India, the leading Life Insurance Company of the country has come out with employment opportunities for the young and dynamic youth of the country. The position of Apprentice Development Officer provides an excellent chance to display one’s exemplary marketing skills and thus advancing through a great career path in this prestigious financial […]

Army Chief Reviews Kashmir Security Situation 

JAMMU — Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Bipin Rawat Tuesday reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir and exhorted troops to remain vigilant against the nefarious designs of anti-national elements. General Rawat had accompanied Rajnath Singh on his first official visit as Union Defence Minister to Siachen glacier Monday. The Army chief visited […]

Honorarium Hiked For Municipal Representatives

SRINAGAR —The Government has increased the honorarium and other facilities to Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors of the Municipal Corporations of Jammu and Srinagar.  In accordance with the notification issued by the Government, the Mayor shall be paid an honorarium of rupees fifty thousand per month besides his allowances as a councillor. Similarly, the Deputy […]

Govt Aborts City Maternity Hospital

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir government Tuesday issued orders for converting 500-bed maternity-cum-children’s hospital coming up at Bemina here into an exclusive pediatric hospital. The State health department issued orders for converting the maternity-cum-children’s hospital into a pediatric hospital here following the decision taken by State Administrative Council (SAC) last week. The SAC in its last […]

No Train Services On Eid

SRINAGAR — Train services in Kashmir valley will remain suspended tomorrow on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr and the day after, railway authorities said today. An official said the service would remain suspended on June 5 and 6 between Banihal and Baramulla.  “Due to apprehension, threat of damage to railway property and assets, in view of past […]