INS Correspondent

SC upholds PDP-led govt’s decision of 2003 to take over SKIMS by govt

Srinagar: The Supreme Court of India has upheld a decision taken by a cabinet headed by late PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed in 2003 to take over possession of properties and management of the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) at Soura; Kashmir Nursing Home at Gupkar Road here and Dr. Ali Jan Shopping Complex

Attack on Article 35A, ‘atrocities’: Shutdown, restriction hits normal life in Kashmir

Srinagar:  A shutdown is being observed across the Kashmir Valley on Saturday on a call given by joint resistance leadership against attempts of ‘demographic’ change via challenge in Supreme Court to Article 35A of the Indian constitution and against the ‘atrocities’ on people, especially those residing in south Kashmir. Authorities have also placed restrictions in

Secy LC shifted, 2 KAS officers placed with CM Sectt for At-Home

Srinagar:  The State Government on Friday transferred placed Abdul Majid Bhat, Secretary, J&K Legislative Council, and posted as Secretary Department of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs. According to a government order, Bhat has been asked to hold the charge of the post of Secretary, J&K Legislative Council, in addition to his own duties, till further

Status quo on Article 370 soul of AoA, no fiddling with it: Mehbooba

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbboba Mufti on Friday said that both BJP and her party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has to respect Agenda of Alliance (AoA) and there can’t be any fiddling with ‘status quo’ on Article 370 as it forms the basis of the coalition. “The basis of agenda of alliance is the maintenance of

Cop gets Rs 10000 award for repulsing weapon snatching bid

Srinagar: A policeman was on Friday awarded Rs 10,000 by Director General of Police Dr. S.P. Vaid for repulsing an attempt by unidentified men to snatch his service rifle while he was on guard duty of a J&K Bank Branch at Charar-e-Sharief area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district earlier this week. At least three unidentified

Resistance camp calls for protest after Friday prayers, strike on weekend 

Srinagar: Joint resistance leadership on Thursday called for peaceful protests after Friday prayers against the alleged “highhandedness of forces” on the people of South Kashmir. The leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik also asked people to make the strike call for weekend a success. “After Friday prayers on August 11, people will stage peaceful protest against

A Kashmiri boatman rows his Shikara, a traditional boat, as snow covered mountains are seen in the backdrop of the Dal Lake in Srinagar on March 7,2010.The Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed to traffic on March 6,morning following landslides at Panthal in Ramban district.The highway is the main road link between the Kashmir Valley and the rest of the country.AFP PHOTO/Rouf BHAT

Scientific panel calls for creation of artificial wetlands, de-weeding to save Dal 

Srinagar:  A Scientific Advisory Committee, constituted for conservation and management of Dal lake, has called for creation of artificial wetlands at the mouth of the tributaries and drains entering the water body to stop untreated sewage from going directly into the lake. In its recent meeting, the SAC said that the creation of the wetlands

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IGP for restoration of 2-way traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway 

Srinagar: Traffic police on Thursday asked various agencies, responsible for maintenance of Srinagar-Jammu highway, to make all out efforts for two-way traffic on the strategic thoroughfare, the only surface link connection Kashmir Valley with the rest of the world. The directions to the highway maintenance agencies was given by Jagjit Kumar (IPS), IGP Traffic J&K during his

Govt shifts 6 KAS officers, gives additional charge to other  

Srinagar: The state government on Thursday ordered transfer of six KAS officers while gave additional charge to another in the interest of administration. According to separate orders issued here, the government order transfer and posting of Mohammad Latif (KAS), Deputy Secretary  Animal and Sheep Husbandry Department, as Special Assistant with the Minister of State for

Govt transfers forest land for 13 developmental projects

Srinagar: The State Cabinet which met here on Wednesday under the chairpersonship of Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, approved transfer of around 123 hectares of forest land in various parts of the State for undertaking developmental activities on Railway line, PMGSY roads and National Highway. The transfer of forest land has been approved in pursuance to the recommendations

Mahore accident: Guv for holding official accountable, CM grieved  

Srinagar: Governor NN Vohra on Wednesday expressed deep concern over recurring road accidents in the state even as he expressed grief over the tragic loss of lives in road mishap at Mahore area of Reasi district. Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti also expressed shock and grief over the loss of lives in mishap. In a message, the Governor


Army Commander reviews security situation in south Kashmir

Srinagar: Army’s Northern Command chief Lt General D Anbu on Wednesday visited south Kashmir and reviewed the prevailing security situation. Accompanied by Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen JS Sandhu, Lt Gen Anbu interacted with the troops and was briefed on all aspects of security and operational preparedness in the Valley, a defence spokesman said. The

No ‘complaints committee’ in govt office on sexual harassment in JK

Jammu: There are no local ‘complaints committee’ in deputy commissioner offices and administrative secretaries too have not constituted the internal complaints committee to prevent sexual harassment of women at workplace in Jammu and Kashmir. The government has also taken no steps to extend the provisions of sexual harassment of women at work place (Prevention, Prohibition

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