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Amnesty International denied permission to hold press briefing in Srinagar: spokesperson

Amnesty International denied permission to hold press briefing in Srinagar: spokesperson

Srinagar: Amnesty International India on Wednesday said that the government has denied it the permission to hold an event in Srinagar. A spokesperson of Amnesty said that the organisation is cancelling the press briefing that was scheduled at 2 pm on 12th June at Hotel Radisson, Srinagar. “We have been told that we have been denied […]

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Kathua rape and murder: Quantum Of Punishment At 4 P.M.

Kathua rape and murder: Quantum Of Punishment At 4 P.M.

Srinagar: Having convicted six out of the seven accused in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, a court in Pathankot will announce quantum of punishment at 1600 hours. Earlier the announcement was expected at 1400 hours. Three of the accused, Sanj Ram (main accused), Deepak Khujuria and Parvesh Kumar alias Mannu […]

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Encounter breaks out in Nowgam Shahabad village of Anantnag

  Anantnag: Gunfight between militants anf governement forces in Nowgam Shahabad area of Anantnag district on Saturday morning. Earlier a joint team of forces had launched a cordon-and-search operation to flush out hiding militants. Sources said that the operation was launched following specific input that militants are hiding in the area. The anti militancy operation […]

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IED blast near LOC, Army man injured

Poonch: An Army man was injured in an IED blast along line of Control in Poonch district on Friday. According to reports the blast took place along LOC in Salotri area. The injured army man has been  identified as Kailash Chand of 39 RR. He has been airlifted to Udhampur.

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Grenade lobbed at Police Station Sopore, two cops injured

By Peerzada Waseem Sopore: Two cops received splinter injuries of a grenade explosion in a suspected militant attack on police station Sopore in district Baramulla. SSP Sopore Javid Iqbal confirmed  to INS that the grenade was hurled towards the forces installation in the area. Forces have cordoned off the area and launched searched to nab […]

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Weatherman forecasts pleasant weather in rain drenched Kashmir Valley till weekend

Weatherman forecasts pleasant weather in rain drenched Kashmir Valley till weekend

Srinagar: The prolonged rainy spell would slump into a subdued phase for at least three days as the meteorological department on Friday forecast “pleasant weather” till weekend. The weather forecast is something that must give some respite to the people of the rain-drenched Kashmir Valley.”Very pleasant weather conditions for next 3 days. Only very light […]

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Maternity/Pediatric Hospital Bemina to be converted into a full-fledged 500 Super-Specialty Children’s Hospital

Srinagar: In a major decision aimed to promote the health of children and provide them adequate healthcare facilities, the SAC which met here on 29.05.2019 under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik has approved conversion of entire 200-bedded Maternity Hospital and 300-bedded Pediatrics Hospital at Bemina, Srinagar into a full-fledged 500-bedded Children Hospital. Provision […]

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Rajnath Singh makes maiden visit to Siachen as defence minister

Rajnath Singh makes maiden visit to Siachen as defence minister

Srinagar: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday made his maiden visit to Siachen, the world’s highest battle field. The defence minister, accompanied by General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff, arrived at the Thoise air field and was received by Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, GOC-in-C, Northern Command. After exchange of greetings and a quick orientation […]

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Students take out anti-Tabacco awareness rally in Ganderbal

Students take out anti-Tabacco awareness rally in Ganderbal

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: In a bid to create awareness about the harmful effects of smoking among the public, Government Boys Middle School Rangil in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district held a rally on the occasion of World Anti-Tabacco day on Thursday. The rally, which began from the school covered several places of the town. Chanting various […]

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Kashmir Harvard Educational Institute bags award for best infrastructure, teaching excellence

Kashmir Harvard Educational Institute bags award for best infrastructure, teaching excellence

Srinagar: Kashmir Harvard Educational Institute was crowned as Best Educational Institute in two categories at International School Awards held at Chitkara University on recently. Over 500 schools participated. The school bagged an award for ‘Best Infrastructure’ of the year 2019 as well as for ‘teaching excellence’. “Credit goes to the management, teaching and non-teaching staff, […]

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Time to move quickly with developmental work, CS asks Admin Secretaries

Srinagar: Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam on Monday directed the Administrative Secretaries to quickly move ahead with the execution of projects/schemes upon cessation of Model Code of Conduct (MCC). “Now that Lok Sabha Elections and MCC are over, it is time to quickly move on with the developmental work” he observed. Chairing a meeting of […]

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Altaf Bukhari calls on Governor

Altaf Bukhari calls on Governor

Srinagar: Former finance minister Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Friday evening called on Satya Pal Malik, the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, at Rajbhavan. Bukhari brought various issues of public importance into the notice of the Honb’le Governor. The former minister also discussed about the progress on various Central and State Government developmental schemes under […]

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Student Voices For Justice To Sumbal Minor Girl Grow Shriller

Student Voices For Justice To Sumbal Minor Girl Grow Shriller

By Mir Showkat, Tassaduq Hussain, Sameer Ahmad, Bashrat Rasheed Ganderbal, Kupwara, Annatnag, Pulwama: Hundreds of students from different parts of Kashmir Valley on Monday voiced their protests against the gruesome rape of a minor girl from Sumbal Bandipora and demanded exemplary punishment to culprit. Ganderbal Students of Degree college and Central University Ganderbal staged a […]

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Govt sits idle on shifting of Dal dwellers

Govt sits idle on shifting of Dal dwellers

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: There seems no headway over the shifting of Dal dwellers to other designated place as authorities have failed to expedite the rehabilitation process. Earlier, the High Court in September last year appointed a three-member expert committee to file a comprehensive report on Dal Lake and suggest measures for its conservation. The committee […]

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CVC meets Governor

Srinagar: P.L. Gupta, Chief Vigilance Commissioner, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Gupta briefed Governor about the functioning of the Vigilance Commission and the Anti-Corruption Bureau. Governor emphasized the crucial importance of these two institutions working without fear and favour to ensure that corrupt elements are effectively dealt with.

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Director Anti Corruption Bureau meets Governor

Srinagar: Anand Jain, Director Anti Corruption Bureau, J&K, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Jain briefed Governor about functioning of the Bureau and about the work being done to investigate complaints of corruption and take them to their logical end. Governor advised Jain to launch a vigorous campaign for […]

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Bashir Ahmad Lone of Bohri kadal passes away

Bashir Ahmad Lone of Bohri kadal passes away

Bashir Ahmad Lone of Bohri kadal Srinagar passed away on May 3. His congregation ‘fateh khwani’ will be held at ancestral graveyard at Malkha near Mirwaiz Maqbara at 10:30 a.m. on May 7.  Thereafter a condolence meeting will be held at Shahi Hamdaan Community hall at GankhanZaina Kadal Srinagar.

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Dr Kaiser Ahmad Koul made interim principal GMC Srinagar

Srinagar: Dr Kaiser Ahmad Kaul was on Friday given charge of the Principal Government Medical College Srinagar. Dr Kaul, Head of Department of Pediatrics, GMC, was given the charge as an interim arrangement in consequence to the directions by the Jammu and Kashmir high court, according to an order passed by the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir […]

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Orphans in Need launch state wide widow and orphan food parcel distribution

Orphans in Need launch state wide widow and orphan food parcel distribution

Srinagar: On Friday 3rd May 2019 Orphans in Need, a charitable organisation embarked on distributing Iftar and Suhoor widow and orphan food parcels for the Holy Month of Ramadan. 3,000 beneficiaries gathered to collect their Ramadan food parcel at Sher-e-Kashmir Park, Srinagar. The beneficiaries who received these food parcels were all widows who live below […]

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Elder brother of Prof. Abdul Majid Mattoo passes away

Srinagar: Elder brother of Prof. Abdul Majid Mattoo (Former Registrar Kashmir University), Haji Gulam Mohammad Mattoo, passed away on Thursday (May 2). According to the family sources, his Rasm-e-Churam will be held on May 5 at Kandahama Beerwah. Meanwhile people from different walks of life have expressed condolence over the demise of Haji Gulam Mohammad […]

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Voting picks up slightly in Kulgam, 6.67% recorded upto 1 p.m

Voting picks up slightly in Kulgam, 6.67% recorded upto 1 p.m

Srinagar: Voting picked up with an overall polling percentage of 6.67 being reported from Kulgam district, one of the four districts in Anantnag Lok Sabha parliamentary elections, in the first six hours on Monday. Polling is underway in Kulgam, Noorabad, Homeshalibugh and Devsar assembly segments in the second leg of 3-phased election to Anantnag Lok […]

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Farooq Ahmad Lone Among 6 Officers Transferred, Kansal given additional charge

Farooq Ahmad Lone Among 6 Officers Transferred, Kansal given additional charge

Srinagar: The State government on Tuesday ordered transfer of six officers in the interest of administration and two separate orders in this effect were passed with concurrence from election commission amid model code of conduct. According to the first order issued here, Farooq Ahmad Lone (IAS), Special Secretary, Social Welfare Department, looking alter the work […]

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Following Backlash Sadhvi Pragya apologies for statement against Hemant Karkare

Following Backlash Sadhvi Pragya apologies for statement against Hemant Karkare

New Delhi: Following a massive backlash over her comments against late police officer Hemand Karkare BJP leader Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur has apologized and said she is “taking back her words”. Pragya had boasted about her “curse” on Karkare but following apology she called him a ‘martyr’. “If my remarks made enemies happy, then I […]

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Chairman Municipal committee Ganderbal along with councilors joins NC

Chairman Municipal committee Ganderbal along with councilors joins NC

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: Chairman Municipal committee Ganderbal Advocate Altaf along with 10 councilors joined National Conference in the presence of party vice president Omar Abdullah and Former MLA Ganderbal Sheikh Ishfaq jabbar at Gupkar on Tuesday.

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Kerb-Crawling: From Brazil to Kashmir

Kerb-Crawling: From Brazil to Kashmir

Zia Darakshan I have spent almost three years in Brazil and experienced life in a different shade when compared to my conflict-ridden home place – Kashmir. Amid most beautiful experiences, I came face to face with a most ugly scenario of Brazil where young girl children , mostly from slum areas, were pushed into flesh […]

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2 hundred passenger vehicles stranded on highway near Bahihal

Suhail Punjabi Srinagar: Over two hundreds passenger vehicles were stranded on Srinagar-Jammu highway near Banihal as authorities halt them on the thoroughfare amid visit of NIA team after a private car went up in flames near a CRPF vehicle after an explosion, apparently caused by a gas cylinder, around the Jawahar Tunnel in Ramban district. […]

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SAC approves creation of 33 posts in GMC Jammu, Srinagar

Jammu: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the creation of 33 posts in Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu and Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar. The posts include 1 post each of Chief Occupational Therapist, Head Occupational Therapist, Senior Occupational Therapist, Junior […]

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Valley shuts against ban on Jamat e Islami, tinkering with special status

Valley shuts against ban on Jamat e Islami, tinkering with special status

Complete shutdown is being observed across Kashmir Valley against the imposition of ban on socio political organisation Jamat e Islami J&K , arrest spree and the recent amendments in Article 35 A. The call for shutdown was given by valley based trade fraternity and was supported by Awami Action Committee as well. “From the ban […]

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ECI Arrives Tomorrow To Assess J&K’s Preparedness For Lok Sabha Polls

ECI Arrives Tomorrow To Assess J&K’s Preparedness For Lok Sabha Polls

Srinagar: The Election Commission of India arrives in Srinagar tomorrow for two day visit to Jammu and Kashmir to review the ground situation and assess the state’s preparedness for Lok Sabha polls in summer this year. The ECI, expected to arrive at Srinagar Airport at 11:45 a.m., is also likely to take a call on […]

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After 47th NIRF ranking last year, KU scores 51st rank in QS India University Rankings 2019

After 47th NIRF ranking last year, KU scores 51st rank in QS India University Rankings 2019

Srinagar: The University of Kashmir has scored 51st rank among the universities and higher education institutions assessed in the QS India University Rankings 2019. According to the latest report of 2019 released by QS University of Kashmir is ranked at 51st position in the list which has been topped by IIT –Bombay. The Indian Institute […]

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JRL calls for shutdown on Feb 24 against arbitrary arrest of JEI, attempts to tamper Article 35A

JRL calls for shutdown on Feb 24 against arbitrary arrest of JEI, attempts to tamper Article 35A

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leaders have called for complete shutdown on Feb 24 against arbitrary arrest spree of Jamat e Islami leaders, detention of Yasin Malik and attempts to tamper with Article 35A According to the statement issued by the JRL the arbitrary arrest of JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik and the mass crackdown and illegal detention […]

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Ladakh: Heavy snowfall leads to avalanches, cuts of roads, villages, 15 people stranded at village Jingchen

Ladakh: Heavy snowfall leads to avalanches, cuts of roads, villages, 15 people stranded at village Jingchen

Ladakh: Heavy snowfall has hit several areas of the Ladakh division of the state leading to closure of roads, avalanches and a village cut off in Leh district. According to officials in Leh unprecedented snowfall since Wednesday evening 15 people of village Ralakung Phima and Nangma are stranded at Jingchen area. A village near near […]

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We shoulder coffins of our loved ones every day says JRL on Pulwama attack

We shoulder coffins of our loved ones every day says JRL on Pulwama attack

Srinagar:  Commenting on the deadly attack at Lethpora Pulwama, Joint Resistance Leadership Friday said that they regret every loss of life but ‘we are shouldering coffins of our loved ones  each day’. JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik said that people and leadership of Kashmir regret every killing that […]

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JCCI & KCCI rue official apathy during ‘chaotic situation’ due to closure of highway

JCCI & KCCI rue official apathy during ‘chaotic situation’ due to closure of highway

  Srinagar: Business fraternity on Monday urged government to take urgent steps in mitigating various difficulties faced by people of the valley due to continuous closure of highway including rising prices,  stranded trucks, passengers, crisis like situation about essentials and soaring airfare. In an urgent meeting convened at Chamber house today Rakesh Gupta, President JCCI […]

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PDD fails to fix dangling 11kv electric pole in Budgam village: Exen assures repairs soon.

PDD fails to fix dangling 11kv electric pole in Budgam village: Exen assures repairs soon.

Imtiyaz Pandow   Budgam: A tabular electric pole of 11 KV erected at Khanda village of central Kashmir’s Budgam district is on the verge of fall. Eve as the Power Development Department (PDD) had promised to repair the pole, the authorities are yet to attend to the grave problem causing dangers to the lives of […]

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Snow capped roads in Kupwara, officials in deep slumber

By Tasadduq Hussain Kupwara: Villages of District Adminstration Kupwara has failed to Clear the roads thus causing huge inconvenve to the residents mostly the patients who are stuck into their houses in absence of transport facility in their area, Various villages of northern Kashmirs kupwara district  are complete cut off from main town with administration […]

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LAWDA cracks whip on illegal construction in Dal

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir lakes and water ways development authority on Tuesday launched an demolition drive in Gadoo Mohalla Dal and other adjacent areas of the lake. According to officials, in the drive illegal single storey and a showroom was demolished which were raised taking the advantage of bad weather . “The anti […]

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Mirwaiz questions silence of rights organizations across globe, India

Mirwaiz questions silence of rights organizations across globe, India

Srinagar: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq questioned the silence of rights organizations across the globe and in India that stands for upholding the rights of prisoners especially those that are in prisons for their political beliefs as the political prisoners from J&K. Addressing the Friday congregation at historic Jama Maajid, Mirwaiz said it […]

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Doors are open for all to join JD (U): Dr Nawab

Doors are open for all to join JD (U): Dr Nawab

Jammu: “Janta Dal United has opened its doors for all people to join party wholeheartedly as the party is committed to provide every basic facilities including development in an aim to address the problems of the people in every nook and corner of the state,” JDU State General secretary and Parliamentary Affairs J&K  Incharge Dr […]

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Handwara massacre: Kupwara shuts, people offer prayers to 21 victims

By Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: Complete shutdown is being observed in Handwara Town in north Kashmir  to mark the 29th anniversary of victims of alleged Border Security Forces firing on this day in 1990 in which 21 people were killed. Joint resistance leadership had called for compete shutdown in the area to pay tributes to the victims. […]

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Lolab Avalanche: Bodies of missing hunters recovered

By Tasadduq Hussain Kupwara: Authorities on Thursday afternoon recovered bodies of two hunters who had been missing since avalanche hit Lolab Forests yesterday.  Officials confimed to INS that bodies of Bashir Ahmad Hajam son of Mohd Younis and Mamdin Hajam son Najamdin of Ring Warnow have been recovered by the rescue team. SDM Lolab Ahmad […]

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Srinagar Smart City logo: 200 Entries received, competition deadline to be extended

Srinagar Smart City logo: 200 Entries received, competition deadline to be extended

Srinagar: The Srinagar Smart City Limited Tuesday held an assessment meeting of expert jury to evaluate the entries for logo design for the Srinagar Smart City programme. The jury included experts from the National Institute of Fashion Technology and the Kashmir University’s School of Fine Arts. Independent professional graphic designers were also part of the […]

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DC Shopian visits snow affected areas

Shopian: Deputy Commissioner Shopian Dr Owais Ahmed along with a team of officers today visited snow affected areas of district including Bongam where two single storey houses were gutted due to fire which started early in the morning due to a short circuit. The Deputy Commissioner distributed Rs 25000 each for the three families living […]

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Snowfall: Srinagar-Jammu highway closed, air traffic suspended

Snowfall: Srinagar-Jammu highway closed, air traffic suspended

Srinagar: The fresh snowfall in Kashmir valley has led to the suspension of road and air connectivity of the valley to the rest of the world. Officials said that the traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway has been suspeded following heavy snowfall at Jawahar Tunnel. The snowfall has led to slippery road conditions. Meanwhile, officials at Srinagar […]

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JK showcases tourism potential at Asia’s largest travel show in New Delhi

JK showcases tourism potential at Asia’s largest travel show in New Delhi

New Delhi: Launching its aggressive marketing campaign, the Department of Tourism, participated in the 3-day South Asian Travel and Tourism Exhibition (SATTE) travel show which began here on Wednesday. SATTE is one of the biggest travel shows in Asia providing platform for travel agents, tour operators, hoteliers, destination management companies, tourism boards to sell their […]

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Govt asks its employees to attend R-Day functions as part of official duty

Govt asks its employees to attend R-Day functions as part of official duty

Jammu: The state government on Tuesday ordered its workforce to attend main R-Day function in Jammu and Srinagar on January 26 as part of their official duty. “Republic Day is an important national event celebrated on January 26 each year. It is the duty of every government servant to attend the function which commemorates an […]

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JRL looking at the form of protest over Article 35A: Mirwaiz

JRL looking at the form of protest over Article 35A: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday said since case regarding Article 35A is coming up for hearing soon before Supreme Court of India, Joint Resistance Leadership was in consultation with all on the matter and is looking at the form of protests that will be observed against it and people will […]

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Among the 12th standard toppers: Kulgam girl makes parents proud, says ‘work hard and keep faith in Allah’

Among the 12th standard toppers: Kulgam girl makes parents proud, says ‘work hard and keep faith in Allah’

By Naveed Bhat Kulgam: Kulgam girl has made her parents proud,  even though she is not the number one but she is among the top five of the recently declared Standard 12th results.  She grabbed second position. She lives in a far flung area of Kulgam, DK Marg which is atleast 35 kms away from […]

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Story of visually impaired Tariq: How father, brother recorded everything to make him Assistant Professor

Story of visually impaired Tariq: How father, brother recorded everything to make him Assistant Professor

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: It had been a tough journey but visually impaired Tariq Bashir has made it through and now is an Assistant Professor. “While I heard people say ‘he can do nothing’, today I tell them ‘I can do anything,” Tariq says. Tariq began to lose his vision at an early age and […]

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SKIMS annual day: Incharge Sarai, G.R Raina awarded employee of the year award

SKIMS annual day: Incharge Sarai, G.R Raina awarded employee of the year award

Srinagar: Director Sher e Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences on Friday awarded Ghulam Rasool Raina as Employee of the year award on Friday.  According to officials at SKIMS Raina in incharge of the Sarai at the valleys advanced care hospital. “Raina has been exceptionally well in managing and maintenance of the Sarai and deserved appreciation […]

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