Dy Speaker asks for probe

Dy Speaker asks for probe

Deputy Speaker Legislative Assembly, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi Thursday asked the government to conduct a thorough probe into the mysterious death of a minor girl in Hiranagar area of district Kathua.

Over 11,000 stone pelters arrested in 2 yrs: Govt

Over 11,000 stone pelters arrested in 2 yrs: Govt

Jammu: As many as 11,290 stone pelters have been arrested during last two years in Jammu and Kashmir and were later released on bail, the state assembly was told Thursday. In a written reply to the question of BJP MLA Sat Sharma in Legislative Assembly, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that, “3773 FIRs have been […]

Alarming Incidence

Alarming Incidence

There has been an increase in the incidence of cancer in Kashmir over the past years. This can only be alarming. While the administration has revealed the figures and some basic statistics regarding the incidence of cancer and the reasons thereof, the data and its interpretation flounders on the nature and correlation with causes which […]

Hope and Determination Amidst Adversity

Hope and Determination Amidst Adversity

By Faizan Bashir We often hear the stories of those, who have suffered either psychologically, emotionally or physically to such an extent that life seems heavier than hefty mountains. Some of these unfortunate few may turn up with flying colors while others give up. However, instead of giving in to adversity and suffering, the right […]

Domestic Violence is a Social Cancer that Devours its Hapless Victims

Domestic Violence is a Social Cancer that Devours its Hapless Victims

By Khursheed Yousuf Rafiqa (name changed) ,was born in a poor family, in a small hamlet (name of the village not mentioned) on the banks of Nalla Veshew in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district. She was brought up, cared, loved like any other child by her parents. Her childhood years were simple devoid of any costly […]

An Open Letter to the Education Minister, Mr. Altaf Bukhari

An Open Letter to the Education Minister, Mr. Altaf Bukhari

By Meer Rehmat Dear Sir, With humble respect and regards, I want your esteemed self to listen and feel the pain through which I am going since a very long time. I am working as a Contractual Lecturer in the Higher Education Department of Jammu and Kashmir, the portfolio which is under your supervision. No […]

Team constituted for demarcation of encroached land at Zoonimar, Sadrabal: Hanjura

Team constituted for demarcation of encroached land at Zoonimar, Sadrabal: Hanjura

JAMMU: Minister for agriculture production, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura on Thursday informed the house that a team of officers under the supervision of Assistant Commissioner, Revenue Srinagar has been constituted for on spot demarcation of allegedly encroached land in twin villages of Zoonimar and Sadrabal. The Minister was replying to a ‘Calling Attention Notice’ moved […]

Encroachments removed in Ganderbal

Encroachments removed in Ganderbal

GANDERBAL: On the directions of deputy commissioner Ganderbal Dr Piyush Singla, a team of Irrigation and Flood Control division officials in Ganderbal conducted anti-encroachment drive on Thursday. The team was headed by Assistant Executive Engineer, Nazir Ahmad. During the drive, scores of trees were removed which were encroaching on land in and around the Baba […]

Govt taking stern action against violators of Master Plan in Gulmarg, Sonamarg: Priya Sethi

Govt taking stern action against violators of Master Plan in Gulmarg, Sonamarg: Priya Sethi

Srinagar: Minister of State for Tourism, Priya Sethi, while replying to a question of legislator Zaffar Iqbal Manhas, informed the legislative council that the government was taking stern action as per law against the violators of Master Plan in Gulmarg, Sonamarg and Pahalgam. Giving details, the Minister informed that Pahalgam Development Authority has demolished 15 […]

Govt mulling outsourcing of mid-day meal scheme: Bukhari

Govt mulling outsourcing of mid-day meal scheme: Bukhari

JAMMU: Minister for School Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari Thursday informed Legislative Assembly that Government is actively considering outsourcing of the mid-day meal scheme to some NGO. The Minister further informed that the department has taken up the issue with the General Administration Department to exempt them (teachersI from election and other duties to avoid […]

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