HC stays denial of transfer policy benefits to RETs

HC stays denial of transfer policy benefits to RETs

SRINAGAR: The High Court on Thursday stayed Education Department’s direction denying Rehbar-e-Taleem Teachers benefits of the recently-announced transfer policy for teachers in the state. Hearing a petition filed by members of ReT and regularised ReTs union, a bench of Justice Tashi Rabstan also issued notice to commissioner secretary to Education Department and director School Education, […]

‘Cashless’ Floriculture Department hands over Pratap Park to India’s tobacco giant for development

‘Cashless’ Floriculture Department hands over  Pratap Park to India’s tobacco giant for development

SRINAGAR: The state’s Floriculture Department has handed over the famous Pratap Park in the summer capital to Godfrey Philips India Ltd, a leading tobacco manufacturer of India, for development. The move has been taken after the department failed to develop the park, located in Srinagar’s commercial hub Lal Chowk, in the recent years. “There was […]

Assistant Professor Recruitment: HC gives breather to Ph D candidates barred by PSC

Assistant Professor Recruitment: HC gives breather to Ph D candidates barred by PSC

SRINAGAR: In a breather to Ph D holders barred by J&K Public Service Commission for want of certificates, conforming with  UGC’s 2009 regulation, the high court has directed the recruiting agency to conduct their interviews for the Assistant Professor posts, notwithstanding the  closure of the interview date. However, a single bench of Justice Ali Mohammad […]

Soften your stand against students, Hurriyat (G) tells KGP authorities

Soften your stand against students, Hurriyat (G) tells KGP authorities

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) on Wednesday appealed the management of the Kashmir Government Polytechnic (KGP) to “soften its harsh stand” with regard to the students who have been asked not to sit in the upcoming semester examination for shortage in attendance. Notably, scores of KGP students on Tuesday held a protest demonstration as they were […]

Gaw Kadal massacre: It was Jagmohan’s handiwork, says Aga Hassan

Gaw Kadal massacre: It was Jagmohan’s handiwork, says Aga Hassan

Srinagar: Paying rich tributes to the martyrs of Gawkadal massacre, senior Hurriyat (G) leader and president Anjaman-e-Sharishian Aga Syed Hasan Almosvi Alsafvi on Wednesday said that the massacre was the handiwork of infamous Governor Jagmohan. He said that the Gawkadal massacre was the first incident in Kashmir that exposed the shoddy policies of India towards […]

Geelani calls for shutdown in areas on massacre anniversaries

Geelani calls for shutdown in areas on massacre anniversaries

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani, on Tuesday called for shutdown in Kashmir areas on their respective massacre anniversary days. In a statement issued here, Geelani called for a complete shutdown in Gaw Kadal on January 21—the 26th anniversary of the Gaw Kadal massacre. He said Handwara and Kupwara towns should observe shutdowns […]

Renovated Zero bridge to become a tourist spot

Renovated Zero bridge to become a tourist spot

Sumiya Shah SRINAGAR: Expected to be thrown open by March this year after two decades of closure, the renovated timber truss Zero bridge in uptown Raj Bagh will be turned into a tourist spot. According to Ishtiaq Hussain Wani, project officer of Jammu and Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC), which carried out the renovation, the […]

Two revenue officials caught taking bribe, arrested

Two revenue officials caught taking bribe, arrested

Srinagar: A revenue official and his assistant were arrested after being caught taking bribe in Srinagar on Tuesday, a Vigilance Organization Kashmir (VOK) official said here on Tuesday. The official said the VOK caught red handed Showket Ahmad Sofi, who is a revenue official (pathwari) Natipora and his subordinate Abdul Rashid Dar while demanding and […]

Investment in educating youth key to nation building: Pranab

Investment in educating youth key to nation building: Pranab

Srinagar: President of India Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said the investment in educating the youth, sharpening their mental faculties, technical skills, and awareness about their social responsibilities, would be the key to prepare them for nationbuilding. Addressing students and faculty of the Central University of Kashmir (CUK) along with 150 institutes of higher learning and […]

Hurriyat (M), DFP visit ailing Geelani’s residence

Srinagar: The delegations of Hurriyat Conference (M) and Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Tuesday visited the ailing Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani at his Hyderpora residence to enquire about his health condition. On the directions of Hurriyat (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who is presently outside Kashmir, a delegation comprising of Ghulam […]