Budgam receives season’s first snowfall

Budgam receives season’s first snowfall

Srinagar: Upper reaches of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Friday received the season’s first snowfall. Famous tourist destinations of Yousmarg, Tosamaidan, Sutharan and Dodhpathri received snowfall, with reports of about three inches of snow accumulating in Yousmarg and five inches of snow at Tosamaidan. Sitaharan village in the foothills of Tosamaidan also witnessed the season’s […]

Court directs police to register FIR against DC Shopian

Court directs police to register FIR against DC Shopian

Srinagar: The judicial magistrate Shopian directed the police on Monday to register First Information Report (FIR) against Deputy Commissioner Shopian Aijaz Ahmad Mir for allegedly thrashing a local activist. Sajad Ahmad Dar Noorabadi, a local political activist had alleged that on October 30 when he was travelling from Srinagar to Shopian in his personal vehicle, […]

13 Kashmiris gone to Gulf for job duped

13 Kashmiris gone to Gulf for job duped

Srinagar: Promised a security guard’s job in Dubai, thirteen Kashmiri youths gathered a small fortune and spent a month realising that they had been well and truly duped. Six of the youths are now returning home, after a month, while seven are still stuck in Dubai. Nine of the youths are from Srinagar city. Two […]

Waqf employees protest resignation of board VC

Waqf employees protest resignation of board VC

SRINAGAR: Dozens of employees of the Jammu and Kashmir Waqf Board on Wednesday held a protest demonstration in Srinagar against the sudden resignation of the Board’s Vice Chairman. The employees from Srinagar and other districts of the Valley requested the state’s chief minister to not accept their VC’s resignation. The Vice Chairman of the Waqf […]

Day after addressing press, Waqf VC resigns

Day after addressing press, Waqf VC resigns

Srinagar: A day after stating that the Jammu and Kashmir Waqf Board was on the path of “revival”, the Waqf Vice Chairman resigned from the post without divulging any details. Peer Mohammad Hussain, who is a senior PDP leader, cited personal reasons as having led to his resignation. He was appointed the Board’s VC in […]

Dineshwar spends first day meeting delegations at Hari Niwas

Dineshwar spends first day meeting delegations at Hari Niwas

Srinagar: Government of India’s special representative for Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma on Monday reached Srinagar and met “youth groups” and “non-political” delegations. He is on a five-day visit—three days in Srinagar and two in Jammu—during which he will hold talks with various “stakeholders” in the Kashmir issue. Sharma, a former chief of the Intelligence Bureau, arrived […]

Darbar move: Employees decry lack of proper accommodation in Jammu

Darbar move: Employees decry lack of proper accommodation in Jammu

SRINAGAR: The government employees, who have moved with the shift of the power center to the winter capital Jammu, complain that they have not been provided proper accommodation facilities by the government. “The hotel rooms that have been provided to us are not worth living,” said an employee. “We are receiving complaints from a lot […]