Downtown refuses to accept govt order of ‘weekly off’ on Friday

Downtown refuses to accept govt order of ‘weekly off’ on Friday

Srinagar: Rejecting the latest government order that has called for closure of shops in old-city Srinagar on Fridays, the Sheher-e-Khaas Coordination Committee (SKCC) said on Sunday that traders won’t obey the order and the government should choose a day other than Friday for the “weekly off”. President of the committee, Bashir Ahmad Kenu, called the […]

Markets in downtown to remain closed on Fridays: govt order

Markets in downtown to remain closed on Fridays: govt order

Srinagar: The government has ordered closure of all shops and business establishments in old city areas of Srinagar every Friday. Invoking the Jammu and Kashmir Shops and Establishments Act, 1966, an official communiqué made public on Saturday said that the Labour and Employment Department has fixed different week days as “close days” for traders and […]

KU’s diktat: No ‘religious or political discussion’ allowed

KU’s diktat: No ‘religious or political discussion’ allowed

Srinagar: Next time you visit Kashmir University, avoid hanging around unnecessarily for more than an hour because if you do, you might be fined or could even have strict action taken against you by the varsity officials. Yes, this is one among 12 advisories that the office of the chief proctor, Kashmir University, has issued […]

Ladli Beti: Twice the number of approved cases ‘under process’ in ICDS

Ladli Beti: Twice the number of approved cases ‘under process’ in ICDS

SRINAGAR: Launched with an intention to contain declining female sex-ratio and provide financial support to girl-child in Jammu & Kashmir, the ‘Laadli Beti’ scheme is witnessing a huge backlog. The number of cases pending with the Integrated Child Development Scheme Kashmir twice outnumbers the ones approved since 2015. An official document shows that 2300 cases […]

Proposed in 2013, no signs of ‘Urdu Council’

Proposed in 2013, no signs of ‘Urdu Council’

Srinagar: To promote the official language of the state, the J&K Government in 2013 proposed an autonomous body – the Jammu & Kashmir Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (JKCPUL). Four years after a high-level committee headed by former chief secretary Mohammad Iqbal Khanday gave concurrence to it, the proposal lies buried in official documents, […]