Transfer of teachers being made strictly as per govt policy

JAMMU: Minister for Education Naeem Akhtar on Friday informed the Upper House that the transfer of teachers is made strictly as per norms set under transfer policy of the department. Replying to a question by Vibod Gupta, the Minister said that in Kashmir zone the transfer of teachers is made during winter vacations and in […]

500 kg polythene seized from Jammu City markets

JAMMU: Minister for Forest, Environment and Ecology, Chaudhary Lal Singh along with a team of officers from State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) on Friday raided several markets in Jammu city and seized about 500 kg of banned polythene material. The team led by the Minister carried out surprise checks in different markets including Purani Mandi, […]

Teachers volunteered for night duty, says MoS

Teachers volunteered for night duty, says MoS

JAMMU: The upper house legislators of the opposition National Conference (NC) and Congress on Thursday staged a walkout from over the “failure” of the government in providing the real facts on the teacher’s status and responsibility for the safety of schools they work in. They said the concerned minister did not offer satisfactory answer to […]

Power cuts necessary because of excess, illegal usage: Govt

Power cuts necessary because of excess, illegal usage: Govt

Jammu: Unscheduled power cuts in Jammu and Kashmir occur because of the gap that exists between the total load demand of consumers and the actual registered load which is supposed to be met by the power department, the government said on Thursday. In a written reply to a question by BJP legislator Sat Pal Sharma, […]

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 […]

Stranded commuters recall awful experiences

Stranded commuters recall awful experiences

SRINAGAR: The cancellation of air flights and suspension of traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu highway due to inclement weather conditions have affected commuters in the Valley. Commuters-students, businessmen, employees- have to either delay their scheduled visits or remained strained on the way for days together. Students who had to move out of the Valley and the […]

Met predicts light rain, snow

Met predicts light rain, snow

Srinagar: A light rainfall and snow would occur at isolated places over the state during the next 24 hours, a Met official said on Thursday. He said that the minimum temperature in Srinagar settled down at minus 3.3 while as weather remained cloudy during the day. The Met office has also predicted a “good spell” […]

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 verifying degrees of employees recruited in last 2 decades

Govt verifying degrees of employees recruited in last 2 decades

Srinagar: The State government on Thursday revealed that it was verifying qualification certificates of all the government employees who were recruited in last twenty years on the degrees issued by outside universities or study centers. Replying to a question by the opposition National Conference legislator and former speaker Mubarak Gul in legislative assembly, the government […]