Panchayat polls to miss March deadline

Panchayat polls to miss March deadline

Polls not held since June 2016 Rural dev min announces polls will be held in March Govt will lose Rs 3,117 crore Panchayat funds if polls not held Panchayati Raj Act 2011 enjoins state governments to set up a state election commission. It will ensure timely polls SRINAGAR: The overdue Panchayat polls scheduled for next […]

‘For Kashmiris, Tihar has a jail within jail’

‘For Kashmiris, Tihar has a jail within jail’

SRINAGAR: Neighbours and relatives poured in to greet the Shah family at their home in Shuhama area of Ganderbal for the homecoming of their son, Mohammad Rafiq Shah, acquitted along with another Kashmiri after spending 12 years in Tihar jail in Delhi. “All I know is that I have suffered a lot,” Rafiq said while […]

Provide LED bulbs, extinguishers to schools: HC to govt

Provide LED bulbs, extinguishers to schools: HC to govt

SRINAGAR: The J&K High Court has directed Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK) to make up shortfalls in providing electricity, LED bulbs and fire extinguishers in the schools across the Kashmir Valley within four weeks. Hearing a suo-moto Public Interest Litigation, a division bench of Justices R. Sudhakar and Ali Mohammad Magrey passed the direction after […]

Rapper uploads song on Kunan-Poshpora on Youtube

Rapper uploads song on Kunan-Poshpora on Youtube

SRINAGAR: One of the worst crimes committed by government troops in Kashmir, the mass rape of more than 40 women in Kunan-Poshpora villages of Kupwara in 1991, is the subject of a rap video uploaded on Youtube on Wednesday by a young resident of Ganderbal, Bhat Rihaan. The 2.48-minute video titled ‘Kunan-Poshpora’ has had more […]

Diploma students protest against BOTE

Diploma students protest against BOTE

By Riyaz Bhat SRINAGAR: A group of students pursuing diploma in various engineering streams on Thursday staged protest demonstration at press enclave against the State Board of Technical education (BOTE) for enforcing the new procedure of even-odd examination system. The protesters said that the provision of exams for students with backlog was to re-appear at […]

Announced in 2015, helpline numbers for ambulances ‘do not exist’

Announced in 2015, helpline numbers for ambulances ‘do not exist’

By Sumiya Shah SRINAGAR: Two years after the state government announced the launch of helpline numbers for calling an ambulance, the facility is not available anywhere on the ground. The then health minister Sham Lal Sharma stated in the legislative assembly on March 15, 2015 that the state had procured 179 ambulances under National Rural […]

Sham-e-Kargil organized by JK Tourism in Mumbai

Sham-e-Kargil organized by JK Tourism in Mumbai

MUMBAI: J&K Tourism Department Thursday organized an evening of interaction with various Maharashtra tourism associations and media. The evening titled as Shaam-e-Kargil focused on promoting unexplored destinations in J&K particularly, Kargil. Chairman J&K Legislative Council Haji Anayat Ali inaugurated the evening show in presence of CEC, LAHDC Kargil Haji Kachu Ahmed Ali Khan, Vice Chairman, […]

Jammu heritage spots set for holistic development: Dy CM

Jammu heritage spots set for holistic development: Dy CM

JAMMU: Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh Thursday said that festivals present an occasion to foster community atmosphere, besides providing an opportunity for people to break away from their monotonous routines, spend time with family and friends and people from different walks of life. The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking after inaugurating the annual four-day […]

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