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Govt forms empowered panel for families affected by Keeru power project

Srinagar: The state government on Thursday constituted an empowered committee for  implementation of the Rehabilitation and Resettlement (R&R) Plan for the project affected families of Keeru Hydro Electric Project (624 MW), District Kishtwar. Headed by state’s chief secretary, the Committee shall be serviced by the Department of disaster management, relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction. The Kiru

SSB issues notice to 300 selected candidates

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (SSB) on Thursday released a circular whereby it has given notice to around 300 selected candidates, whose appointments have been withheld for want of certain documents/certificates, to attend the office of Chairman SSB as per prescribed schedule (uploaded on JKSSB website) for on-spot clearance of their cases.

10+2 Contractual lecturers protest, demand regularisation

  Faisal Shabir Srinagar August 24th: Scores of Contractual lecturers held a protest in Srinagar on Wednesday, against the Directorate of School Education ( DSEK) demanding regularization. The protest was organized by All J&K 10+2 Contractual Lecturers association. Javaid Ahmad Bhat coordinator of association said that they have been working as contractual lecturers for the

Handwara youth laid to rest after assurance to file an FIR

Handwara: After district administration assured that an FIR would be filed against army for killing a civilian, slain youth was laid to rest. Shahid Ahmad Mir, was allegedly killed, in a fake encounter however Army Tuesday claimed to have killed a militant in an encounter. People after assurance by officials offered the funeral prayers of

Hajj 2017: Gilaf e Kaaba handed over to caretaker of Kaaba

Jeddah: On behalf of the King Salman, Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal handed over the new Kaaba Kiswa (black cloth) or Gilaf e Kaaba to the senior caretaker of Kaaba Saleh bin Zain Al-Abidin Al-Shaibi, arabnews reported. The Kiswa consists of 5 pieces; four of them cover the four sides of Kaaba, while the fifth

‘Ambulance driver was not present on duty’, 22 year old dies

Mir Showkat Ganderbal: Accusing Trauma Hospital Kangan of medical negligence that costed young man his life Kangan area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district is closed and protests are going on. Protesting against the hospital authorities and ‘stern action’ action against the Ambulance driver who was not present on his duties when a patient was reffered

Worker crushed to death, another critically injured in Ganderbal

Mir Showkat Ganderbal: A worker at a tiles factory was crushed to death and another was critically injured on  Thursday in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district. Amir Ahmad Malik Son of Gulam Mohammad Malik from Lari Prang Kangan died  after he was caught in between the belt and the machine at Hafiz Tiles  Factory Pvt. Limited

Arms, ammunition recovered in Bandipora

Militant hideout busted, arms, ammunition recovered in Kashmir Government forces thursday claimed to have busted a militant hideout and recovered arms and ammunition in north Kashmir district of Bandipora. They Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police launched a joint operation in Azmarg, Bandipora early this morning. During the operation, a militant hideout

Search operation underway in Udhampur

Udhampur: Search operation by government forces in the Jammu city outskirts is underway over suspicious movement, reports said. As “preventive measure” in Udhampur district, sources said, some schools have been shut. “We had general inputs from the locals of suspicious movement in the border villages following which a thorough search operation was launched in Miran

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KTMF and KEA extend support to JRL protest program

Extending support to strike call given by Joint Resistance Leadership against (JRL) the ‘abrogation’ of Article 35-A, Kashmir Traders Manufacturers Federation, Kashmir Economic Alliance have said that they are ‘ready to face bullets’. In a statement issued to media President KTMF, Muhammad Yaseen Khan was quoted saying “they are ready to face bullets in order

Privacy a fundamental right: SC

In a landmark judgement a nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court declared privacy to be a fundamental right on Thursday. Headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar had reserved its verdict on August 2. According to media reports Thursday’s verdict will have an effect on “whether the government can make Aadhaar mandatory or not”. Here is

DM Bandipora suspends class work for Thursday

District authorities closed educational institutions as precautionary measures on Thursday. As per directions of District Magistrate Bandipora class work shall remain suspended in GDC Sumbal, GDC Bandipora, Government HSS Sumbal, Govt. HSS Hajin, Govt. HSS Boys Bandipora, Government HS Bagh Bandipora and Government HS Sumbal today on 24 August 2017 as ‘a precautionary measure’.

Protests in Handwara over Shahid’s killing

Tarathpor area of Handwara is protesting over the killing of a local boy by army in an alleged fake encounter . Army had claimed to have killed on militant in an encounter however family of Shahid Ahmad Mir, son of Bashir Ahmad Mir, resident of Daril Tarathpor Ramhal claimed that their son was missing for some

Protests at Battamaloo bus terminals against shifting to Parimpora

Protests erupted at batmaloo, western bus stand, against shifting of terminal to Parimpora. Eyewitnesses said that heavy deployment of government forces have been put in place, in and around Batamaloo bus terminal. “Traders are on roads objecting to government move to shift Bus stand to Parimpora,” eyewitnesses said

GoI using NIA as war weapon to defame, discredit leadership: Hurriyat (G)

Srinagar:  Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday accused New Delhi of using NIA as a war weapon against the separatist leadership and traders’ community in Jammu and Kashmir. During its Majlis Shoora (executive body) meeting at Hyderpora here to assess situation after recent raids by NIA on the residences of separatist leadership, the participants

IGP Kashmir asks police to fight social evils, drug menace 

Srinagar: Inspector General of Police Kashmir Munir Ahmad Khan on Wednesday asked police personnel to fight against the social evils and drug menace for the betterment of the society. Addressing a police ‘Darbar’ at Gandebal, the Kashmir’s top police officer also asked the uniformed men to maintain a good relation with public. A police spokesman here said

Blood will be spilled for safeguarding Article 35-A: JRL

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leader JRL, an amalgam of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik Wednesday said that blood will be spilled for ‘safeguarding’ Article-35A. “This issue is directly related to our right of self-determination and so we all need to fight for it with unity and steadfastness. This is a matter of

Pollution test prove Gulmarg air clean 

Srinagar: The ambient air quality of world famous tourist resort of Gulmarg has been found on tests to be clean. For the first time in history, the ambient air quality at Gulmarg was tested by the state pollution control board on August 9 and results have indicated that the particulate matter (PM)-10 level is 53.07

Mirwaiz under house arrest: Hurriyat says it’s ‘ultimate form of repression’  

Srinagar: As authorities placed chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest, the separatist amalgam termed it as “ultimate form of repression and political vendetta.” A spokesman of the Hurriyat Conference strongly condemned the government’s decision of placing Mirwaiz under house detention once again at his Nigeen to bar him from carrying

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Ban on uncovered ferrying of construction material to be extended beyond Srinagar limits

Muzamil shah Srinagar: Twenty vehicles have been challaned in violation of the ban on uncovered ferrying of construction material order. Divisional Commissioner Kashmir division Baseer Ahmad Khan told INS that they have already imposed heavy chalan on twenty vehicles. “The aim is to minimize the pollution in the city, initially the order has been issued for

Div Com Kashmir suspends CEO SMC and Ward officer Hari Singh High Street

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir on Wednesday suspended Chief Enforcement officer Srinagar Municipal Corporation and Ward officer Hari singh high street. The duo, Mudasir banday, CEO SMC and Ward officer H.S high street were suspended by Div Com Baseer Ahmad Khan. According to sources, the duo were suspended over ‘callous and lackadaisical approach towards de congestion

Kindergartens for pilgrims’ children during Hajj: KSA

Mecca:  Seasonal kindergartens have been launched by Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Makkah and Madinah for pilgrims who take their children along to the holy places. According to arabnews the kindergartens will take care of children between the ages of one and six, so to protect them from overcrowding, possible loss and infection. Quoting Ministry

Jammu: Act against encroachments on Gov Hr Sec School Rahya

Jammu: Urging authorities to remove encroachments of proposed school play ground for Government Higher Secondary School Rahya, residents of village Rahya (Bagla) say that local land mafia has been provided a ‘free hand’. Village Rahya, District Samba, alleged that local land mafia has also constructed several shops on government Khad land under ‘the nose of

Passenger sheds, like of Delhi for Srinagar soon: SMC

  Faisal Shabir Srinagar: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation( SMC)  is mulling to replace the old passenger sheds in the city with the new ones. The move is aimed to encourage the use of these spaces and provide relief to the commuters in the city, the corporation claims. Talking to INS Commissioner SMC said that the

RBI to issue Rs 200 notes

Reserve Bank of India has been given green signal by the finance ministry to issue Rs 200 notes on Wednseday. “The central government hereby specifies the denomination of banknotes of the value of two hundred rupees,” the FM said in a notification. In November last year Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced scrapping of Rs 1,000

Sports Festival cancelled after students protest over hoisting tricolor

The Sports festival 2017 scheduled to be inaugurated by DIG south Kashmir range today at Govt  Degree College Khanabal, Anantnag at 3.30 PM  has been cancelled after the Students of the college held a protest demonstration in the College premises today morning. Students protested after police tried to hoist tricolor. Protesting students burnt podium, make

DC Jammu orders inquiry against principal GCW Parade

Day after hundreds of college girls of Government College for Women had protested on Tuesday alleging misbehavior by authorities, District Commissioner Jammu ordered inquiry against the principal on Wednesday. DC Jammu Kumar Rajeev Ranjan ordered ‘immediate enquiry against GCW Parade Principal, Dr. Anita Sudan’ after students staged protest outside DC office . Addition commissioner will

School teacher mauled by a leopard in Pulwama

  Srinagar: One person was injured in a leopard attac in Rohmoo area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama District. The injured has been identified as Master Muhammad Yousuf Mir, resident of Rahmoo Pulwama, who is presently posted at High School Tujan Pulwama, was attacked by Leopard and two cubs at Tulkhan Naad in Balwardar orchards at Rahmoo,

Geelani chairs meeting of hurriyat leaders at his residence cum office

Srinagar: A meeting of various constituents of Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani is underway at his residence cum office at Hyderpora Srinagar. According to sources meeting is chaired by Geelani and ‘Ghulam Nabi Sumji, Gh Ali Gulzar, Muhammad Ramzan Khan are among the people present in the meeting.” “General Secretary Tehreek e Hurriyat

Protest over hoisting tricolor in Degree College Anantnag

Srinagar: Protests broke out in Degree college Anantnag during sports festival organized by Jammu and Kashmir Police after police tried to raise the Indian flag, reports said. According to eyewitnesses students attacked the podium and ransacked tents erected for the event. “Protesting students tried to burn the structures erected for the event however when police

Govt constitutes SAG to roll out PFMS in J&K 

Srinagar:  The Jammu and Kashmir government has formed State Advisory Group (SAG) to roll out the Public Financial Management System (PFMS) in the State. PFMS is a web based online system for fund management and e-payment. The system provides for a financial platform for all government schemes, data base of all implementing agencies and beneficiaries

Five police personnel injured in an accident in Pampore

A police vehicle met with an accident near Pampore on Wednesday injuring five police personnel. The vehicle was on way to Kulgam met with an accident near Galender Pampore. Vehicle belonged to district police lines Srinagar, sources said. Injured have been taken to Sub District Hospital Pampore for treatment.

Mirwaiz to lead ‘Touba-e-Istegfaar’ prayers in Jamia on Friday

Srinagar: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) and Anjuman-e-Auqaf Jamia Masjid Srinagar, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday urged the people to offer congregational prayers at Jamia Masjid Srinagar on coming Friday where special prayers for ‘Touba-e-Istegfaar’ will be held to ask Almighty Allah for repentance. In a statement issued here, Mirwaiz urged people to attend these

Govt enforces ban on uncovered ferrying of construction material

Srinagar: The authorities have enforced ban on ferrying of uncovered construction material in vehicles in Srinagar to prevent air pollution and other environmental issues. Reports said that trucks, carrying the construction material, now cover the load with tarpaulins and canopies. The people hailed the government endeavour. “Little things make a huge difference. Pollution levels have

Instead of jingoism, BJP must realise fallout of Article 35A removal: NC

Jammu: National Conference on Tuesday asked BJP to convince people of Jammu how repealing of Article 35A will benefit the Dogras and safeguard their interests in the overall context.  “Instead of indulging in rhetoric and jingoism, the BJP must realize the fall out of removing this constitutional proviso, which is detrimental to overall interests of

Eid-ul-Azha on Sept 2

Srinagar: The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee of Pakistan said on Tuesday that the Zil-Hajj moon was not sighted and Eid-ul-Azha will be celebrated on September 2. The month of Zil-Hajj will now start on August 24. Earlier, the committee met at the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) in the metropolis. The meeting was chaired by Committee Chairman

Govt forms panel headed by retired judges to inspect ETT colleges

Srinagar: The state government on Tuesday formed two separate committees for Kashmir and Jammu divisions respectively to inspect all the ETT Institutes for grant of NOCs in their favour. For Kashmir division, the committee includes (s) Mohd. Shafi Khan(Principal District Judge (retired)), Mehboob Hussain (Joint Director(Trgs)/Principal State Institute of Education, Srinagar), Suriya Akhter9Joint Director (EE),

Govt forms expert panel for ‘fair’ appraisal of student’s practical work

Srinagar: The State Government has constituted an expert committee to suggest measures for bringing systematic changes in assessment of practical work at Secondary and Higher Secondary level in a fair and transparent manner. The members of the committee include Secretary, J&K BOSE Srinagar, Director School Education Kashmir, Director Academics, J&K BOSE Srinagar, Director School Education

Iran threatens to ramp up Uranium to Nuclear weapon level

Reacting to US President Donald Trump to ‘renegotiate or walk away from the 2015 nuclear deal’, Iran Tuesday said that they only need five days to raise its uranium enrichment to 20 per cent, the level where it could be used for nuclear arsenal. Head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi,

Imam E Kaaba visits pilgrims in Makkah

In a surprise visit Imam-e Kaaba Shaikh Faisal Al Ghazzawi  visited pilgrims in Makkah elaborating Hajj rituals and their significance. Imam e Kaaba came to Batha Quresh to see pilgrims for the annual Hajj, the building is inhabited by Pakistani pilgrims. According to media reports imam e Kaaba spoke about Hajj rituals. He also said

Bus turns turtle in Handwara, eighteen injured, 3 critical

Three persons were critically injured among other 18 who suffered injuries after a bus turned turtle in Chontipora village of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Tuesday, police said. The bus they were travelling in was on its way to Handwara from Mawer. “The bus, bearing registration number JK13 3402 overturned today morning at

SC bans triple talaq practice for six months

Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked the use of a “Triple talaq “ practice until new legislation is framed by the government. Triple talaq is a practice by which Muslim men can divorce their wives by uttering the word “talaq” three times. According to judges the law violated Article 14 and 21 of the Constitution of

Fire breaks out in Pulwama

  Pulwama: Massive fire broke out in 5-6 residential houses at Dalipora Pulwama. Locals,Police and Fire Service on Job

Former Minister Sofi Gh Mohidin passes away

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir minister Ghulam Mohiddin Sofi,70, passed away on Tuesday. Sofi was admitted in Sher e Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS),Soura, recently where he breathed his last on Tuesday morning.

Encounter between government forces and militants in Handwara

Handwara: A gunfight between militants and government forces is underway in Hingnikoot Ramhal area of North Kashmir’s Handwara district. During joint operation of SoG Handwara and 6RR, militants hiding In the area fired upon goverment forces resulting encounter. 2 to 3 militants are believe to be trapped, according to sources. details awaited.

Shopian: As police blames LeT, CM condemns killing by ‘unidentified’

Srinagar: Contrary to the police claims on killing of 16-year-old boy and a cable operator in Shopian district of south Kashmir, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday condemned the killing of the duo by “unidentified gunmen”. “Chief Minister strongly condemned the killing of Hilal Ahmad Malik, Cable operator of Shopian and Gowhar Ahmad Dar, 16,

Hurriyat (G) demands ‘impartial probe’ into Shopian killings 

Srinagar: Huriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani on Monday demanded impartial probe into the killings 16-year-old boy Gowher Ahmad and cable operator Hilal Ahmad Malik in Shopian district of south Kashmir. In a statement, the Hurriyat Conference said that “mysterious and innocents killings should be a matter of concern for us.” “Various Indian agencies are working

Geelani to preside Hurriyat Conference meeting on Aug 23 

Srinagar: The Hurriyat Conference has called an executive meeting of its constituent members to be chaired by amalgam’s chairman Syed Ali Geelani on August 23 at Hyderpora here. “The constituent members will discuss prevailing situation in state and some important issues are to be discussed in presence of its chairman, Syed Ali Geelani,” the statement said, “Chairman

Raju, Lone get additional charge of posts on smart city mission 

Srinagar: The state government on Monday assigned additional charge of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for implementation of Smart City mission for Jammu and Srinagar. According to a government order, M. Raju (IAS), Commissioner Jammu Municipal Corporation, has been asked to hold, in addition to his own duties, the charge of the post of Chief Executive Officer, Special