Top private schools not to charge fee for Sept, Oct

Srinagar: In wake of the recent unprecedented floods, the J&K High Court Thursday asked Delhi Public School, one of Kashmir’s leading private educational institutes, not to charge tuition fee as well as bus fare from students for the month of September and October. The direction by a division bench of Chief Justice M M Kumar […]

Kashmiri youth shot dead in UP

Baramulla: Unidentified men shot and killed a Kashmiri youth in Uttar Pradesh, when he along with other people was returning to the Valley. Altaf Ahmad Sheikh, 19, along with his brother Wasim, 22, of Pehliharn, Sheeri in Baramulla had gone to UP with an apple truck (No. JK05/8455). They were returning to the Valley on […]

1096 schools affected by floods: Govt

Srinagar: The last month’s unprecedented floods have badly hit the education sector, affecting 1096 out of 11628 schools across the Kashmir Valley. Among them, 495 have been fully damaged while 601 others have suffered partial damage , state’s Education Department revealed in a status report filed before the high court. “The damaged as also those […]

6 cases of paid news reported in Jammu in LS polls

SRINAGAR: At least six cases of paid news were reported from Jammu during 2014 Lok Sabha polls, officials revealed Thursday. The cases were reported from the Jammu parliamentary constituency, and the Election Commission of India (ECI), in response, “counted the amount spent (on buying the news space) as election expenditure of the candidates,” Deputy Chief […]

Tangmarg villages complain of timber shortage

Baramulla: Residents of Tangmarg Wednesday complained that they are supplied less percentage of timber for construction purposes against what the government has sanctioned per household. Villagers from Ferozpora, Qazipora, Khaipora, Chandilora, Shrai, Lalpora, Kunzer are angry against the shortage of timber for construction of their houses and other buildings. According to people only 30 cft […]

Khwaja Abdul Ahad Kanth

Khwaja Abdul Ahad Kanth did not believe in party politics. He had dedicated his life to the freedom movement without joining any political party. According to him, freedom-fighters were flowers in a single bouquet, who worked for a common cause. Kanth had a unique style of serving. He would participate in all programmes, irrespective of the […]

Hindu Chief Minister

The demand for a Hindu Chief Minister for Jammu and Kashmir has been raised yet again – this time by former Flood Control Minister, Shyam Lal Sharma. According to him, successive Muslim Chief Ministers of the state have discriminated against the Jammu region and its `overwhelmingly’ Hindu population. Any individual with the required capability and […]

Sopore residents protest arrest of 8 men, detained

Srinagar/Sopore: A group of residents from two remote hamlets in Sopore were on Wednesday detained by the police during a demonstration at Srinagar’s Press Enclave against the arrest of eight men, including three brothers, who the police claim are Lashkar-e-Toiba militants. Within minutes of their arrival at the Press Enclave, scores of residents from Zaloora […]