Dr Sheikh Javid is VC Cluster University Kashmir

Dr Sheikh Javid is VC Cluster University Kashmir

Jammu: The Government on Thursday ordered appointment of Vice-Chancellors and Registrars for the two new varsities in the State. As per the orders issued by the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who is the Chancellor of these Universities, Dr Anju Bhasin, Professor, Department of Physics, University of Jammu has been appointed as the Vice Chancellor of […]

Nephew of Lakhvi killed in Bandipora: Police

Nephew of Lakhvi killed in Bandipora: Police

Srinagar: Divisional commander of LeT outfit was killed in an encounter with police and security forces in Bandipora, police said on Thursday. Acting on a specific information about the presence of militants in Para Mohallah, Hajin locality of Bandipora district, police along with 13-RR and 45 BN CRPF cordoned off area and launched the search […]

Ahead of 26 Jan, forces asked to maintain ‘utmost vigil’

Ahead of 26 Jan, forces asked to maintain ‘utmost vigil’

Srinagar: Ahead of 26th January, the security across Kashmir has been beefed up while forces have started frisking in the region including the summer capital. The authorities said that advisory has been issued to the forces to maintain “utmost vigil” in the border areas. A top police official wished not to be named said that […]

32 schools torched during recent Kashmir unrest: Priya

32 schools torched during recent Kashmir unrest: Priya

Jammu: Minister of State for Education Priya Sethi Thursday informed the House that the “miscreants” torched 32 school buildings during the past 5 months of disturbances in Kashmir Valley. Among the schools torched, 14 were fully damaged and 18 partially, she said adding police have registered cases and investigations are on. She said 47 “miscreants” […]

JK to constitute State Council for Promotion of Urdu: Drabu

JK to constitute State Council for Promotion of Urdu: Drabu

Jammu: Minister for Finance and Culture, Dr Haseeb Drabu Thursday informed the Legislative Council that the recommendations of the High Level Committee constituted to look into the issue regarding promotion of Urdu language, including establishment of J&K Council for Promotion of Urdu would be implemented shortly. Giving details, he said a high level Committee headed […]

Bill Gates meets Pak PM Nawaz

Bill Gates meets Pak PM Nawaz

Srinagar: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has appreciated the tremendous successes made by Pakistan, in regard to polio eradication, reports said on Thursday. As per reports during a one-to-one meeting with Pak Prime Minister, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in Davos, Switzerland Gates lauded the Pakistani government for achieving great success regarding eradication of polio virus from the […]

Minister’s absence forces 10 minute adjournment of assembly

Minister’s absence forces 10 minute adjournment of assembly

Jammu: Deputy Speaker Assembly Nazir Gurezi Thursday directed the government to ensure presence of concerned ministers in the house minutes after Industries and Commerce Minister Chander Prakash Ganga left when MLA Kupwara Bashir Ahmad Dar was speaking on the motion of grants moved by the Industries and Commerce department. Though Parliamentary affairs minister Abdul Rahman […]

2 IAS, one KAS officer transferred

2 IAS, one KAS officer transferred

Srinagar: The State government on Thursday transferred two IAS and one KAS officers with immediate effect, sources said. According to a government order, Avny Lavasa (IAS) Sub-Divisional Magistrate Jammu (North), has been posted as Additional Deputy Commissioner Udhampur, against an available vacancy. Vikas Kundal (IAS), who was under orders of transfer as Additional Deputy Commissioner […]

Police seek four days remand of Masarat Alam

Police seek four days remand of Masarat Alam

Srinagar: Police on Thursday sought four days remand of incarcerated Hurriyat Conference (G) leader and Muslim League chairman, Masarat Alam Bhat. Sources said that the court of Second Munsif Srinagar sent Masarat to a four days police remand. Earlier, Masarat was shifted from district jail Baramulla to police station Shaheed Gunj, after a Srinagar court […]

Srinagar-Jammu highway opens for one-way traffic

Srinagar-Jammu highway opens for one-way traffic

Srinagar: The nearly 300-km long Srinagar- Jammu highway, connecting Kashmir Valley with rest of the world, was thrown open for one-way traffic, on Thursday three days after heavy snowfall led to its closure on Monday. “Traffic has been allowed to ply on the highway after the road was cleared off snow yesterday,” an official of […]