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Qawali Competition organized at Tagore Hall

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL) in collaboration with Department of School Education J&K organized Qawali, Husn–e–Qirat and Naat Competitions for students at Tagore Hall Srinagar. On second day of the event today, students from five districts of the valley viz Baramulla, Pulwama, Ganderbal, Budgam and Srinagar presented Qawalis and

Asiea Naqash reviews functioning of JK Housing Board

SRINAGAR: Minister of State for Housing & Urban Development, Health, Medical Education and Social Welfare, Asiea Naqash, today convened a meeting to review the functioning of Jammu and Kashmir Housing Board and the progress of various developmental works being carried out by them. The meeting also discussed in detail the progress under Pradhan Mantri Awas

GST at the cost of special status unacceptable: NC

Srinagar: National Conference (NC) on Wednesday said that the implementation of Goods and Service Tax (GST) at the cost of special status and fiscal autonomy is unacceptable to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. According to KNS correspondent, addressing a presser here at local hotel, former finance minister, Abdul Rahim Rather said, “Our party would

Police officer and his guards ‘thrash’ doctor on duty

Srinagar: Police highhandedness at Srinagar’s premier hospital sparked shutdown and protests by students and doctors. Reports said that Doctors stayed away from work and at Government Medical College Srinagar here on Wednesday against the thrashing of an on-duty doctor by the police. The thrashing incident according to protesting doctors occurred on Tuesday evening. The doctors

Tassaduq Mufti reviews status of complaints received by CM’s Grievance Cell

Srinagar: Coordinator Chief Minister’s Grievance Cell, Tassaduq Hussain Mufti, today chaired a meeting with officers of various Departments to review the status of pending complaints received by the CM’s Grievance cell. During the meeting, the Coordinator was apprised about the status and nature of complaints. He took a detailed review of each and every complaint.

Batamaloo traders protest against Govt apathy

Srinagar: The Batamaloo traders who suffered loss in the 2014 deluge Wednesday staged protest against the government for ‘failing to compensate them’. Scores of traders assembled on the main road in the area and chanted slogans like ‘we want justice’. They demanded immediate compensation from the government. The traders said that they suffered tremendous loss

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Causal, daily wager’s forum to gherao assembly on Jun 17

Srinagar: All Jammu and Kashmir Casual and Daily Wager’s Forum on Tuesday decided to gherao assembly on Jun 17 against the alleged regularization of those having political affiliation with current regime. General Secretary of the forum, Nayeem Rizwan Bhat said that the association has decided to protest against the government for “regularizing the causal and

Naeem Akhtar visits Old City

Srinagar: Minister for Public Works Naeem Akhtar today said that various developmental projects including decongestion of various localities, landscaping, road widening and other works will soon change the shape of Downtown Srinagar. The Minister was speaking to various delegations of people during his extensive tour to Downtown Srinagar. He reviewed the pace of work on

Mehbooba reviews pace of Dargah dev project, Pakherpora shrine beautification

Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today reviewed the progress on Rs. 42 crore ambitious Hazratbal Dargah development project at a meeting of officers here. The Chief Minister directed the officers of Tourism Department, Wakf Board and project executing agency to conduct join inspection of the spots, preferably today, and remove the bottlenecks, if any, on

Modalities for 24×7 flights from Srinagar airport reviewed

SRINAGAR: Additional Commissioner Kashmir today held convened a meeting to review the modalities for starting round the clock flights from Srinagar International Airport. Deputy Commissioner Budgam, SSP Budgam, Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Officers from Commissioner Civil Aviation J&K, Air Force, Airport Authority of India, SSP Anti Hijack Srinagar Airport, Deputy Director Planning, Station Managers of

Malik arrested ahead of meeting

Srinagar: Police on Tuesday detained Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik from JKLF office at Abi Guzar Srinagar, the spokesman said. According to the statement issued to KNS, JKLF spokesman said that Malik was about to leave for Aali Masjid to participate in a memorial meeting about Mufasar I Quran Mirwaiz Moulana

Dy CM for expediting rehabilitation of Dal dwellers

SRINAGAR: Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today said that a comprehensive package has already been put in place for the rehabilitation of the Dal dwellers whose properties have been acquired by the government under Dal conservation programme. The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at a meeting convened to discuss the status of implementation of

CM hands over regularization orders to 600 ReTs

SRINAGAR: Terming the teachers as role models for the society, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today said they (teachers) have a greater role to play, particularly in present times, in shaping the destiny of their students. Addressing a well attended gathering of teachers after handing over regularisation orders among six hundred Rehbar e Taleem teachers here

Geelani demands immediate release of all detainees before Eid festival

Srinagar: Syed Ali Geelani on Monday demanded immediate release of all detainees before Eid festival, & said that hundreds of leaders and activists have been lodged in far-flung areas of Jammu. Terming the approach of authorities as sheer extremism, Geelani added that infamous PSA is being repeatedly slapped on political activists. Referring to continuous detention

Asiea Naqash reviews progress of ongoing macadamization in City areas

SRINAGAR: Minister of State for Housing & Urban Development, Asiea Naqash, Monday visited the Ahmad Nagar and Umerhair areas in Srinagar to review the progress of ongoing macadamization of roads there. The Minister conducted thorough tours around the sites and had a firsthand assessment of the status of these works and the quality of macadamization.

Force no solution to growing problems: Tarigami

Srinagar: Strongly condemning the police action against PHE dialy wagers who had taken to streets in support of their demands, CPI (M) leader MLA Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami has said the government is complicating the grievances of daily wagers through use of force and browbeating. In a statement issued to KNS, Tarigami said that unfortunately instead

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Police foils PHE daily wagers protest in Srinagar

Srinagar: Police on Monday used water cannons to foil the protest march of Daily Wagers and Casual Labours of Public Health Engineering (PHE) department and detained scores of its members. The protest according to them was carried out against the government’s ‘imminent decision’ of regularizing the employees who are affiliated with the political parties. The

NIA being used as a war weapon against political workers: Geelani

Srinagar: Strongly criticizing NIA for summoning Altaf Ahmad Shah (secretary public relation) to Delhi for interrogation, Syed Ali Geelani on Sunday said called it sheer vengeance. Altaf Ahmad and other party activists are unnecessarily being harassed by NIA sleuths, said Geelani. It is just a tool to dent leadership so that they surrender and stop

Aware Yatris about reality of Kashmir: Shabir Shah

Srinagar: The incarceration chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Sunday stressed on people to aware the Amarnath Yatris about the reality of the freedom struggle of Jammu Kashmir while continuing with the age-old tradition of providing best hospitality to pilgrims. In a statement issued to KNS, Shah said, “Amarnath Yatris are

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‘Forces attacked in Vessu, civilian injured’; CASO in Lal Chowk

Srinagar: Police on Saturday said a civilian was injured after unidentified militants fired towards government forces vehicles at Vessu in Qazigund area of Kulgam district in South Kashmir. A police spokesman in a statement issued to GNS said: “Today one Arif, a resident of Bakshiabad, Anantnag, who is working in a construction company at Banihal

Hurriyat (M) condemns continuous house detention of Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) Spokesman has strongly condemned the continuous house detention of its chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and barring him from carrying out social and religious duties in the fasting month of Ramadan, the Hurriyat Conference (M) spokesman has termed it as the worst form of oppression. In a statement issued to KNS, Hurriyat

Class work at all Edu institutes to remain suspended on Fri: DC Sgr

Srinagar: The district administration Srinagar Thursday said that the class work at all the colleges and schools will remain suspended on Friday. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Farooq Ahmad Lone said, “Teaching activity will remain suspended in all the colleges and schools tomorrow.” The decision has been taken as precautionary measures. Meanwhile, the resistance leadership has

Traffic Police books 1.61 lac violators in State

Srinagar: The traffic Police Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday claimed to have booked 1.1 crore violators in the State and recovered fine of Rs.2.88 crore in the first quarter of the year. “During the period 1390 vehicles were seized while as 25426 two wheeler drivers found without helmets, 2264 triple ridding and 2939 with overloading,”

Geelani condemns suicide attack in Iran

Srinagar: Syed Ali Geelani expressed his grief and sorrow over the loss of precious human lives in the suicide attack over Iran Parliament. Condemned the suicidal attack, Syed Ali Geelani also urged Iran to reassess its aggressive policy in Syria and Iraq and said that Iran too is responsible for its oppressive approach and it

Be aware of fake NGOs, Societies: DM Sgr

Srinagar: The District Magistrate Srinagar has cautioned people of fake societies and Non Government Organizations who float advertisements about jobs and thus dupe the gullible aspirants. “It has come to the notice of the office of District Magistrate, Srinagar that certain fake societies / Non Government Organizations have from time to time floated employment notifications

Majlis-e-Quran Khawani held at Jamia Masjid

Srinagar: On the occasion of 13th martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed-e-Masjid Molvi Mushtaq Ahmed, the prominent leader of Awami Action Committee (AAC) and the member of Mirwaiz family, a majlis-e-Quran Khawani was held in the historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar for Esaal-e-Sawab of Moulana Mushtaq and all the martyrs of Jammu & Kashmir. The Chairman APHC Mirwaiz

Div Com reviews progress of comprehensive sewerage scheme for Greater Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review the progress of comprehensive sewerage scheme of Greater Srinagar under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, General Manager M/S NBCC Ltd. (National Building Construction Corporation Limited), Commissioner SMC, Chief Engineers of I&FC, PHE & J&K UEED, Deputy Director

Website of NIT Srinagar hacked, messages for Kashmir’s freedom posted

Srinagar: Messages calling for freedom of Kashmir were posted on the official website of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar, which was taken over by hackers on Monday, a media report said today. NIT Srinagar had hogged the headlines after a clash between local and non-Kashmiri students over a cricket match last year. Following

‘NIA given task to involve leadership into fabricated cases’

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani condemned the arbitrary and coercive act of raiding the house of resistance leadership and political activists and said that despite the “state sponsored terrorism” the people in state will pursue their struggle for freedom and won’t give up resistance or change their stance. In a statement issued

Malik visits Sameer at SMHS, enquires about his health

Srinagar: Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin MalikTuesday visited SMHS Srinagar and enquired about the health condition of injured youth, Sameer Ahmad of Mattan Islamabad who was hit by a shell on his head on May 28. The injured youth was shifted to the hospital after being hit by a shell

Authorities foil resistance leadership’s meeting

Srinagar: Authorities on Monday foiled the proposed meeting called by the joint resistance leadership against the raids conducted by National Investigation Agency (NIA) on the residences of several Hurriyat leaders and businessmen in Kashmir. The meeting according to the leaders was scheduled to be held at Hurriyat (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani’s residence in Hyderpora

Kashmiri Pandit delegation calls on Shabir Shah

Srinagar: A delegation of Kashmiri Pandits today called on the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah at his Sanat Nagar residence here. The delegation was led by Chaman Lal and Bhansi Lal. On the occasion, Shah told them that both the people of Kashmir and the pro-freedom leadership are waiting for

Initiatives underway to restore pristine glory of Srinagar: Dy CM

SRINAGAR: Urging the people to exhibit a participatory approach in strengthening the initiatives being undertaken by the Government for ensuring the pristine glory of Srinagar city is restored, the Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh today said that the comprehensive plan is underway to make Srinagar one of the best cities of the country replete

Zulfkar interacts with KEG members

Srinagar: The Minister for Information, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali today said that besides acting as a bridge between the Government and the media, the Department of Information is the biggest source of news and advertisements for the newspapers in the State. Speaking during his maiden interaction with the office-bearers and

Advisor for Infrastructure Development meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Pardeep Singh, Advisor Infrastructure Development to the State Govt, accompanied by Gurmeet Rai, Conservation Architect and Vice-President International Council of Monuments and Sites ( ICOMOS India) ; Ms. Sushma Iyengar, Advisor, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA); Ms. Durga Venkatswamy, Textile Expert; Sh. Tufail Mir, Advocate; Ms. Iram Mirza, Social Innovator and Sh.Verendra Wakhloo, Architect,

Hurriyat (G) concerned about detention of Aasiya, Sofi, others

Srinagar: Hurriyat (G) on Thursday expressed deep concern about incarcerated pro-freedom leaders including Syeda Aasiya Andrabi, Fahmeeda Sofi, Mohammad Rustum Bhat, Master Ali Mohammad, Sheikh Mohammad Yusuf, Ab Subhan Wani, Gh Mohammad Tantrey, Mushtaq Ahmad and said that despite their deteriorating health, they are not being released. In an appeal to ICRC, Amnesty International and

Div Com convenes civil society meeting

SRINAGAR, JUNE 01: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today convened a meeting to discuss societal and developmental issues with members of civil society and officers of the civil administration. The meeting was attended by concerned officers of civil administration, Farooq Renzu Shah Chairman Kashmir Society and representatives of other prominent NGOs. Representative of Kashmir

Policeman found dead in car

Srinagar: A policeman was found dead in his car at Cheshmahi area on Srinagar outskirsts. A J&K Police official said that Head Constable Sheetal Singh was found dead in his personal car at Cheshmahi. “It was not immediately clear how he has died. We are looking into the matter and after medico-legal formalities, his body

Malik released on bail

Srinagar: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik was on Wednesday released from Srinagar central jail today. Malik was arrested by police on May 28 after his Tral visit and sent him to Srinagar central jail on a five day judicial remand. The spokesman in a statement issued to KNS said that court

Hr Secondary, Colleges in Srinagar to remain shut tomorrow: Admin

Srinagar: The colleges and higher secondary schools in Srinagar city will remain closed on Wednesday, officials said. Deputy magistrate Srinagar Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone told KNS that the higher schools and colleges will be closed tomorrow (Wednesday). The schools and colleges across Kashmir have been shut for the last two days following the killing of

Altaf Bukhari reviews allotment of shops at Hazuri Bagh

Srinagar: Minister for Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Tuesday asked the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) to go for allotment of shops to dislocated shopkeepers at Hazuri Bagh Srinagar in a time bound manner. The Minster made these remarks during a meeting chaired by him to review allotment of shops and kiosks to beneficiaries by

Save Dachigam Union appeals govt

Srinagar: ‘Save Dachigam Union’ members led by A Mir have appealed the higher authorities to look into the issues of ‘frauds’ being ‘committed’ by few officials. Mir alleged that some of the officials in Dachigam have mismanaged funds allotted for carrying out development work in the National park. He alleged that at least 40 casual

Zulfkar visits Media Complex Srinagar

Srinagar: Minister for Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs and Information, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali, Tuesday visited the Media Complex here to take first hand appraisal of the functioning of the Directorate of Information & Public Relations (DIPR) and also review the progress of work on the auditorium and conference hall being constructed in the Complex.

Tall claims of Indian leadership about democracy a hoax: Geelani

Srinagar: Reacting to recent statement of General Bipin Rawat, wherein he has said that “this is a proxy war and it is played in a dirty way’’ Syed Ali Geelani said that he is a man of Jan Sangh ideology and it illustrates his criminal mentality. Syed Ali Geelani while referring to the commendation letter

Mirwaiz barred from delivering religious sermon: Spokesman

Srinagar: Hurriyat (M) chairman and Awami Action Committee President Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who continues to remain under house arrest at his Srinagar residence, barring him from carrying out the religious and social activities in the holy month of Ramadhan—termed Hazrat Fatima(RA), the daughter of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) as a role model for the Muslim women

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JKLF chief recalls sacrifices of Wani on his anniversary

Srinagar: Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik on Tuesday recalled the struggle and sacrifices of Ishfaq Majeed Wani, who embraced martyrdom on this day in 1990. According to the statement issued to KNS, Malik who is currently languishing at Srinagar’s Central Jail said “Wani was a born leader, a humble