Shah calls for ‘joint strategy’ to demand mortal remains of Afzal, Bhat

Shah calls for ‘joint strategy’ to demand mortal remains of Afzal, Bhat

Srinagar: Democratic Freedom Party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah appealed to the pro-freedom camp that they should devise a joint strategy for demanding the mortal remains of Maqbool Bhat and Afzal Guru who, after being hanged, have been buried at Tihar Jail in New Delhi. Return of the mortal remains of the duo, considered by a […]

Ganai reviews performance of depts, inspects Jhelum dredging

Ganai reviews performance of depts, inspects Jhelum dredging

SRINAGAR: Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai on Wednesday urged officers to ensure punctuality in attending offices and asked them to be present in their places of postings to ensure redress of public grievances. The advisor while reviewing the functioning and performance of various departments in a meeting held here, asked officers to conduct […]

AIIMS to be set up in Kashmir soon: Govt

AIIMS to be set up in Kashmir soon: Govt

SRINAGAR: The Government on Wednesday said All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is being established in Kashmir soon and that the land for its construction has already been identified in south Kashmir. Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Asgar Samoon told a local news agency KNS that the late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed along with the then Health […]

Former PDP-BJP ministers yet to vacate government bungalows

Former PDP-BJP ministers yet to vacate government bungalows

SRINAGAR: The former ministers of the PDP- BJP coalition are yet to vacate their official bungalows despite governor’s rule imposed in the state of Jammu and Kashmir since the past one month. Though these former ministers could reside in these official bungalows, after the last government headed by late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed ceased to exist, […]

National Lok Adalats at Kupwara, Bandipora on Feb 13

SRINAGAR: According to Chairmen District Legal Services Authority Kupwara and Bandipora, National Lok Adalats are being held on February 13, 2016. In this regard five benches have been constituted to decide settlement of Bank cases, recovery suits, section 138 Negotiable Instrument Act, and other cases. The interested litigants, who are willing to get their disputes […]

Gurez people asked to make Aadhar cards by Feb 25

BANDIPORA: According to Additional Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, all those people of Tulail Tehsil who have not made their Aadhar cards, so far, are informed to be present at higher Secondary School Budugam Tulail upto February 25, 2106. Similarly, for Gurez people the same machine is already available at Tehsil office Dawar. The employees of these […]

Kashmir gold dealers support strike over PAN rule for gold purchases

Kashmir gold dealers support strike over PAN rule for gold purchases

By SUMIYA SHAH SRINAGAR: All Kashmir Gold Dealers and Workers Association on Wednesday supported the call given by the All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation over New Delhi’s decision on making it mandatory for customers to quote their Permanent Account Number (PAN) card details on jewellery purchases of Rs 2 lakh and above from […]

Trader-official meet at Uri for simplifying cross-LoC trade

Trader-official meet at Uri for simplifying cross-LoC trade

BARAMULLA: District Development Commissioner Baramulla, Yasha Mudgal on Wednesday held a meeting of traders and officials from both sides of Kashmir at Kaman Bride Uri for smooth conduct of this barter trade. The meeting that was attended by Sub-Divisional Magistrate Uri, Joint Director Industries, Custodian Trade Facilitation Centre Salamabad, and Trade Facilitation Officer Salamabad besides […]

VC SKUAST-K asks KVKs to take research to field

VC SKUAST-K asks KVKs to take research to field

SRINAGAR: Prof. Nazeer Ahmad, VC SKUAST-K on Wednesday called upon the extension functionaries of development departments and the KVK scientists of the University to share the primary responsibility of taking the university technological interventions to the farmer’s fields. He was speaking during Scientific Advisory Committee Meetings of the Krishi Vigyan Kendra meetings of District Budgam […]

Of Memory and Commemoration

Of Memory and Commemoration

By F Faheem In Kashmir, graves and graveyards mean less as resting places for the dead and more as repositories of remembrance and collective memory for the living. Also, graves and graveyards as burial sites have achieved strong political meanings over a period. Some graves are marked, some un-marked, some have been imprisoned, some decorated […]