Protests against ‘transfer’ of doctors continue at Sopore; admin says order withdrawn

Protests against ‘transfer’ of doctors continue at Sopore; admin says order withdrawn

Sopore: Government employees and residents of Sopore, Baramulla, continued to protest on Thursday against the alleged transfer of all the senior doctors from the Mother & Child Hospital (MCH). The protest started on Tuesday against the transfer of four gynaecologists from the MCH to District Hospital Baramulla. The protests were suspended on assurance from the […]

Govt appointed lecturers for one month, colleges paid them for just two weeks

Govt appointed lecturers for one month, colleges paid them for just two weeks

Srinagar: Contractual lecturers posted in various undergraduate colleges of the state on Thursday said they were not paid their due salaries for March despite government order. The government, in its order issued to nodal principal–principal Amar Singh College Srinagar, the government extended the services of lecturers and teachers, working as academic arrangement, for one month […]

2009 Asrar murder case: IO’s absence delays cross examination

2009 Asrar murder case: IO’s absence delays cross examination

Srinagar: A police officer, who investigated Asrar Mushtaq Dar murder case in 2009, could not be cross examined by defense counsel before a court here as he did not appear before it. The investigation officer had appeared before Principal District and Sessions Judge Srinagar Rashid Ali Dar last week following a warrant issued against him […]

J&K shows decline in road accidents in last 3 years

J&K shows decline in road accidents in last 3 years

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir has seen a decline in the number of road accidents during last three years. Giving details of road accidents, Minister for Revenue, Relief & Rehabilitation, Syed Basharat Bukhari said the data reveals that there has been a decrease in the number of road accidents during the last three years. He said […]

Two food manufacturing units sealed

Two food manufacturing units sealed

SRINAGAR: Authorities on Thursday sealed two food manufacturing units at Qamarwari and Barthana areas of Srinagar for processing eatables in unhealthy and unhygienic conditions. During inspection, two units namely Haldi Rehman and Mantasa Sweets were found in insanitary conditions. The inspection team found greasy dirt and dust accumulated on floor and walls of these food […]

No alarming rise in cancer patients in state

No alarming rise in cancer patients in state

By Irshad Khan Srinagar: The government on Thursday said the state has not witnessed an alarming increase in the number of cancer patients during the last five years. In written reply to a question, the government said around 4,556 cancer patients were registered during 2011, 4,848 in 2012, 5,068 in 2013, 5,568 in 2014, and […]

Mirwaiz calls upon women to break silence, seek rights

Mirwaiz calls upon women to break silence, seek rights

Srinagar: Urging women not to remain silent and seek their rights, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Chairman and Jammu Kashmir Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema Chief, Mirwaiz Dr. Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq Thursday said respecting these rights in view of the Quranic injunction was a necessity for every Muslim. He said that despite elaborate explanations on the subject, […]

Legislators’ seek pay hike, benefits

Srinagar: A delegation of All Party Legislators called on the chief minister Mehbooba Mufti here this afternoon and brought into her notice various issues pertaining to the state’s lawmakers. The legislators submitted a memorandum to the chief minister listing various demands including enhancement of salary, increase of Constituency Development Fund (CDF), increasing limit of home, […]

ADGP security briefs governor about yatra security

Srinagar: Dilbagh Singh, additional director general of police (Security), called on Governor N N Vohra at Raj Bhavan here on Thursday. The ADGP briefed the governor about the security management in the state, with particular reference to the arrangements for the pilgrimage to Shri Amarnathji Shrine.