Govt, army refused help to orphans during floods: SC panel

Srinagar: Contrary to their claims, the district administration and army failed to rescue at least 50 orphans and several staffers of an orphanage, who were caught in the floods last months in Jawahar Nagar here. This has been disclosed in a report prepared by a Supreme Court appointed panel that visited Jawahar Nagar locality and […]

Wamiq Farooq killing: SC seeks outcome of SIT ‘deliberations’

Srinagar: The Supreme Court of India has sought ‘outcome of deliberations’ of Special Investigation Team in the 2010 killing of Wamiq Farooq, a 12-year-old boy from downtown Srinagar. A Division Bench of Justices Jagdish Singh Khehar and Arun Mishra directed senior counsel Gaurav Pachnanda, representing J&K government, to place the outcome of the SIT deliberations […]

Shifting agri faculty to Wadura from Shalimar draws flak

Moazum Mohammad Srinagar: Teachers and students of SK University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (SKAUST-K) have expressed displeasure over the decision to shift the faculty of agriculture to the varsity’s Wadura campus. A notification signed by SKUAST-K registrar Prof Tasleem Ganai recently ordered that the Division of Genetics and Plant Breeding and the […]

2 more militants killed in Handwara encounter: Army

Srinagar: Two more militants were Wednesday killed in an ongoing encounter in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, officials said. A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of Army and an unidentified militant were killed Tuesday in the encounter that broke out when militants fired upon a joint search party of army and police in Waderbala […]

BSNL DGM summoned over poor services

BSNL DGM summoned over poor services

Srinagar: In an embarrassment to Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) Kashmir, its Deputy General Manager Wednesday was summoned to the office of District Magistrate Srinagar over poor connectivity services. The happening took place after complaints about the poor services of the telecom company piled up. DM Srinagar Farooq Ahmad Shah told Kashmir Reader, “The issuance of […]

New trade body formed in north Kashmir

Barmullah: Various trade organisations of north Kashmir Wednesday formed the North Kashmir Traders Alliance (NKTA). Announcing the formation of the new alliance at a press conference, president Traders Federation Baramulla (TFB), Qazi Ishfaq Ahmad and president Traders Federation Sopore, Haji Mohammad Ashraf Ganie announced that a four member committee under the supervision of general secretary […]

Flood aftermath: 275 reopened schools unhygienic, unfit for students

Flood aftermath: 275 reopened schools unhygienic, unfit for students

Srinagar: As many as 275 schools, spread across seven districts of Kashmir Valley and mostly run by government, are unhygienic and unfit for students to study. The figures were revealed Tuesday by Deputy Secretary to Government Health and Medical Education Department, Dr Des Raj Bhagat, in a status report filed in compliance to the orders […]

HC asks Edu, R&B departments to file safety report by Oct 30

Srinagar: The High Court on Tuesday asked the School Education and R&B departments to file their response by Thursday on whether the schools and colleges reopened after the devastating floods were structurally sound and health wise safe. A division bench of Chief Justice M M Kumar and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey also issued notice to […]