NIA used against resistance leadership: Hurriyat (G)

NIA used against resistance leadership: Hurriyat (G)

SRINAGAR: Reacting against the reports that NIA will scrutinise the bank accounts of its chairman, Syed Ali Geelani, the Hurriyat Conference (G) on Friday termed it a “ploy to cow down his (Geelani’s) sprit, harass, and deter him from raising the voice of suppressed and subjugated nation”. In a statement issued here, the amalgam said, […]

KU students urge exam rescheduling

KU students urge exam rescheduling

SRINAGAR: Given the precision of predictions by weatherman in Jammu and Kashmir, the students of Kashmir University have urged postponement of all the exams from 22 to January 26. “The meteorological department has predicted snowfall and rains which will grow heavier from January 22 till January 26. We will face a lot of inconvenience in […]

JK not receiving funds under NSDM for past 2 years

JK not receiving funds under NSDM for past 2 years

Jammu: The state government on Friday said that no funds have been allocated to it during the previous two years under GoI flagship programme of National Skill Development Mission (NSDM), even though it continues to train youth  under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). Replying to a question by Rani Gargi Blowria in Legislative Assembly […]

Pellets snatch eye as well as dream of 14-yr-old orphan girl

Pellets snatch eye as well as dream of 14-yr-old orphan girl

By ZIA-UL-HAQ    PULWAMA: On October 31, 2016, government forces started ransacking houses in Rohmoo village of Pulwama. The villagers, men and women, all came out on roads in protest. It led to clashes between the two sides. The forces fired teargas shells and pellets at the protesters. As the clashes intensified, a 14-year-old orphan […]

Faculty vacations leave hospitals understaffed

Faculty vacations leave hospitals understaffed

By Sumiya Shah SRINAGAR: With most of the senior faculty on vacation, Kashmir’s referral hospitals are left mostly at the mercy of junior doctors during winters. While the senior doctors say they cannot be denied their rightful vacation, others question if the hospitals are well staffed to manage the yearly sabbatical. Outspoken president of the […]

Bijbehara Fruit Terminal: Tall claims and a few mounds of earth

Bijbehara Fruit Terminal: Tall claims and a few mounds of earth

By ZIA-UL-HAQ Anantnag: When the foundation stone of the proposed fruit and vegetable market in Jablipora area of Bijbehara was laid in 2013, local fruit growers and traders had turned jubilant in hopes of a booming business. However, four years later, the work on the project has not moved beyond earth filling. “When the foundation […]

Hizb asks people to stay away from RD functions

Hizb asks people to stay away from RD functions

SRINAGAR: Militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen has asked people not to participate in the upcoming Republic Day celebrations on January 26 and urged them to observe it as a ‘black day.’ In a 10-minute-video message circulated on social-networking sites on Thursday the outfit asked people to stop taking part in any state sponsored event or function […]

Govt to vie for two smart cities in round-III

Govt to vie for two smart cities in round-III

SRINAGAR: The state government will vie for two smart cities in round third of a challenge by the government of India. “The 2nd draft of smart city proposal in respect of Jammu and Srinagar cities has been submitted by the consultant—M/S Voyants Solutions Private Limited —engaged for the purpose but same is under improvement in […]

Hizb clarifies: Those asking for donation in our name are ‘Indian agents’

Srinagar: Militant outfit Hizb-ul-Mujahideen on Thursday said those asking for donation “in our name are Indian agents” while clarifying that it doesn’t rely on people’s donations. In an e-mailed statement issued to a local news agency, a Hizb spokesman, Saleem Hashmi, while quoting the outfit chief, Syed Salahuddin said, “Indian agents have made fake letter […]