Hurriyat (G) Representative Addresses OIC Meet  

SRINAGAR — Hurriyat Conference (G) representative and president of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, Syed Abdullah Gilani addressed the 14th Islamic Summit that was held in Makkah, seeking the international community’s attention towards the “lingering Kashmir dispute.” “70 years, Kashmir dispute not only remains unresolved but has left a horrifying trail of death, destruction and immeasurable human suffering […]

12th Bi-Annual Pass Outs Fear Loss Of Academic Year

SRINAGAR — The students who recently passed the class 12th bi-annual examination are in a quandary and urged Kashmir University and Cluster University among others to save their precious one year by allowing them administration in various streams of Under Graduate course.    A delegation of students who passed 10+2 exams alleged that they visited colleges for […]

Army Officer Suffers Gunshot Injury In Ladakh

SRINAGAR — An Army officer was injured in a firing incident in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, a defence spokesman said. “An officer deployed in the Pratap Pur Sector suffered gunshot wound at around 1050 hours today (Friday),” Srinagar-based defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said. He said the injured officer was immediately evacuated […]

Survey To Asses Conversion Of Agricultural Land In Srinagar  

SRINAGAR —The District Magistrate (DM) Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary has issued an order directing for immediate holding of survey in respective Patwar Halqas on illegal conversion of agricultural land for commercial or residential purposes in the district and furnishing of updated asami-wise lists with all relevant details within two weeks.  The step has been […]

Students Urge KU To Postpone Examination  

SRINAGAR — Students of 1st year, who are scheduled to write their examination on June 4, Friday, urged authorities to reschedule it, saying that it would be difficult for them to reach the examination venue and back home given the fact traffic gridlocks would be the order of the day. “Our 1st year Environmental Science (EVS) […]

Jammu Sizzles At 44.1 Deg C

JAMMU — Friday was the hottest day of the season in Jammu so far as the mercury soared in the city, with the maximum temperature touching 44 degrees Celsius.  The minimum temperature in the city settled at 26.8 degrees Celsius, a notch below the normal, a spokesperson of the meteorological department said.  Searing heat conditions, along […]

2 Illegal Structures On Khushalsar Demolished  

SRINAGAR — The Srinagar administration Friday demolished two under-construction structures on the notified area Khushalsar lake in Tehsil Eidgah of the district.  In another anti-encroachment operation illegal structures were demolished at the posh Peerbagh area of Tehsil Chanpora where 1 kanal of State land was retrieved from illegal encroachment.  Concerned Tehsildars Moin Kakroo and Mubashir Amin […]

Panel Wants Curbs on Arbitrary Fees Hike by Pvt Schools

NEW DELHI — Incorporating Indian knowledge systems in the curriculum, constituting a National Education Commission and curbing arbitrary fees hikes by private schools are among the recommendations made by an expert panel to the HRD ministry for the new National Education Policy (NEP). The draft of the new NEP, formulated by a committee led by former […]

51 Ministers Are Crorepatis, 22 Face Criminal Cases

NEW DELHI — Of the 56 ministers who took oath on Thursday and are part of either the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha, 51 are crorepatis and 22 have declared criminal cases against themselves, according to election watchdog Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). It said eight ministers have declared their educational qualification to be […]

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