Weather to improve after another spell of rain

Weather to improve after another spell of rain

By Riyaz Bhat Srinagar: After a spell of fresh rain across Kashmir, weather is likely to improve after another spell of rains in the next 24 hours, the weather officials said. The Meteorological Department of Kashmir has issued a fresh warning of light to moderate rain and snowfall for next 24 hours across Kashmir including in […]

Militant’s brother alleges torture, constant harassment by SOG

Militant’s brother alleges torture, constant harassment by SOG

By SHERFUN NISA KULGAM: The brother of a militant from Kulgam district has alleged that police tortured him on the night of February 8 so severely that both his kidneys have been damaged. Hilal Ahmad Ganie, brother of active militant Omar Majeed Ganie, is currently bed-ridden at his home in Souch village with a catheter inserted […]

MLA bargains for ministry with ‘boycott’ threat

MLA bargains for ministry with ‘boycott’ threat

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party MLA from Noorabad constituency, Abdul Majeed Paddar, on Saturday said that his workers were threatening to boycott the upcoming parliamentary polls in Kashmir if he is not inducted into the cabinet of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. “I had a meeting with my workers at Gandhi Nagar in Jammu. The workers were […]

Qarra joins Congress

Qarra joins Congress

Srinagar: Former Member of Parliament (MP) and founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Tariq Hameed Karra on Saturday joined the Congress party in New Delhi, a move he claimed was made necessary because the PDP-BJP government was implementing the “RSS agenda” in jammu and Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee President GA […]

Follow traffic management plan or face action: SP Traffic

Follow traffic management plan or face action: SP Traffic

By Riyaz Bhat SRINAGAR: The traffic police on Saturday said that they will act tough against drivers who do not follow the prescribed Traffic Management Plan (TMP) laid down by the department to avoid traffic jams in the city. While interacting with the press, the newly appointed Superintendent of Traffc Police Srinagar, Sargun Shukla, said […]

Resignations follow cabinet reshuffle

Resignations follow cabinet reshuffle

Srinagar: Hours after the cabinet reshuffle, two PDP ministers resigned from the government on Friday. Senior ministers Basharat Bukhari and Imran Ansari resigned soon after MLA Amira Kadal Altaf Bukhari was inducted to the cabinet. Bukhari was divested of his revenue, relief and rehabilitation portfolio and was assigned horticulture, which many claim miffed him. “I […]

No Ujala for government offices

No Ujala for government offices

By Riyaz Bhat SRINAGAR: While the government is promoting energy efficient technology by distributing subsidized LED lamps among public under GOI’s UJALA scheme, there seems to be no policy for energy efficiency in the government sector itself. The J&K government has so far distributed more than 55 lakh LED bulbs under Ujala Scheme in collaboration […]

No salary hike for +2 contractual lecturers

No salary hike for +2 contractual lecturers

By Insha Latief SRINAGAR: The government has turned down proposal to increase the monthly remuneration of contractual lecturers hired every year to teach plus two level students in the higher secondary schools across Jammu and Kashmir. Around 375 candidates from Srinagar district have applied for appointment as contractual lecturers in senior secondary schools. The vacancies […]

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