Landslides keep highway closed: Snowfall in Gulmarg, rains elsewhere

Landslides keep highway closed: Snowfall in Gulmarg, rains elsewhere

By RIYAZ BHAT SRINAGAR: Most parts of Kashmir received light rains on Tuesday while the tourist resort Gulmarg witnessed fresh snowfall along with rain. The Metrological Department also predicted light to moderate rain and snowfall for next 24 hours fairly widespread in both upper and plain regions of Kashmir. “We are expecting light to moderate […]

Mass copying at exam centers in Budgam

Mass copying at exam centers in Budgam

By ISHFAQ RESHI BUDGAM: Several examination centers in central district Budgam have turned into free-for-all melas as large number of people were seen interfering in the examination activity due to absence of security personnel around the examination centers. “The examination centres located in different places of the district have turned into public melas as huge […]

Class X paper canceled at Haran

Class X paper canceled at Haran

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education (JKBOSE) has cancelled the 10th class paper conducted at higher secondary school Haran Soibugh, Budgam over complaints of mass copying. The complaint in this regard reached Education Minister, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, who immediately asked the authorities to look into the issue. On confirmation, the […]

SHRC seeks GMC report on underused dialysis facilities

SHRC seeks GMC report on underused  dialysis facilities

SRINAGAR: The State Human Rights Commission on Monday directed Principal Government Medical College to submit report on a plea about “non-functioning/underutilization” of the dialysis machines in the super speciality hospital at SMHS here. Issuing a notice on a plea submitted by International Forum for Justice and Human Rights Forum through chairman Ahsan Untoo, SHRC bench […]

Tara Chand’s corrupt PRO held, assets worth crores unearthed

Tara Chand’s corrupt PRO held, assets worth crores unearthed

JAMMU: The State Vigilance Organization (SVO) on Monday arrested former Public Relations Officer (PRO) of former deputy chief minister and senior Congress leader Tara Chand in a disproportionate assets case. Huge assets in the shape of commercial and luxury vehicles and immovable properties in the shape of residential houses, both within and outside the state, […]

SC upholds HC order declaring 29 info officers’ selection invalid

SC upholds HC order declaring 29 info officers’ selection invalid

By Aqib Ahmad SRINAGAR: The Supreme Court of India on Monday upheld J&K High Court ruling declaring provisional selection of 29 Assistant Information officers by State Service Selection Board in 2013 as invalid. “We do not see any ground to interfere with the impugned order(s). The special leave petitions are accordingly dismissed,” said a division […]

Anti-army protests at Saderkoot

Anti-army protests at Saderkoot

Bandipora: Protests erupted in Saderkoot area in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Monday after army allegedly beat up several villagers. The protesters blocked Bandipora-Srinagar highway to agitate against the alleged army highhandedness. They said the army personnel beat up several people without any provocation. Hundreds of protesters including women held a sit-in and raised slogans […]

Hajj-2017: Ministry seeks applications for deputation to Jeddah

Hajj-2017: Ministry seeks applications for deputation to Jeddah

JAMMU: Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India has invited applications from male Muslim permanent employees working in central, state government, UTs, PSUs, and autonomous bodies for temporary deputation to Consulate General of India (CGI), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to render assistance to Hajj pilgrims as coordinators, assistant hajj officers and Hajj assistants for Hajj-2017. The […]

Akhtar reviews facilities at Sheikhpora Pandit Colony

Akhtar reviews facilities at Sheikhpora Pandit Colony

SRINAGAR: Minister for Public Works, Naeem Akhtar visited Pandit Colony in Sheikhpora, Budgam on Monday to review facilities ahead of Mahashivratri festival.   During the visit, the minister reviewed status of under-construction additional blocks of the residential colony there. He was briefed that 96 new flats are under construction at a cost of Rs 30 crore. […]