School timings changed

Srinagar: The authorities on Tuesday ordered change in the school timings within and outside the municipal limits of Srinagar. Director School Education, and Kashmir Mir Tariq Ali said that from October 1, all the educational institutions within the municipal limits, both government as well as private, will function from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm and […]

KU exams postponed

Srinagar: All the regular and private examinations scheduled to be conducted by Kashmir University up to 12 October have been postponed. Fresh dates shall be notified separately, a varsity spokesman said in a statement Tuesday.

Orchardists use boats for plucking apples

Bandipora: This year the fruit growers of Bandipora and Baramulla have to shun ladders and buckets and use boats for plucking apples in their orchards. Abdul Rashid Dar of Batipora, Naidkhai is waiting for the boat to arrive but not for carrying any rescue or relief operations. His need is different as he has to […]

Sept 6: When Jhelum breached bank at 7 spots to destroy Shivpora

Sept 6: When Jhelum breached bank at 7 spots to destroy Shivpora

SRINAGAR: Seven breaches in about 500 meter stretch of Jhelum’s serpentine embankment devastated Shivpora here on the night of September 6, leaving the posh residential locality in ruins. Against the thumb rule usually followed to minimize the devastation by flood in Jhelum, the river breached its right embankment behind Shivpora well ahead of the curvaceous […]

With govt missing, NGO takes care of devastated Pulwama village

With govt missing, NGO takes care of devastated Pulwama village

Srinagar: On September 5, when floodwater entered Gulzarpora village of Pulwama washing away everything, Abdul Khaliq Teli along with 60 other villagers took refuge in only concrete three-storey house of the village, but no one knew that they will get trapped there for three days with no one coming to their rescue. On that day, […]

Flood losses: Don’t try to be smart, HC tells insurance companies

Flood losses: Don’t try to be smart, HC tells insurance companies

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Tuesday rejected an application by insurance companies seeking modification of its order directing them to pay 50 percent of insured amount for policies above Rs 25 lakh and 95 percent for policies below Rs 25 lakh as interim relief to the flood-affected shopkeepers in the state. “Don’t try to […]

Shia leader Iftikhar Ansari passes away

Srinagar: Eminent Shia cleric and MLA of opposition PDP in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Moulvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari died Tuesday following prolonged illness. A four-time MLA from Pattan in north Kashmir, Ansari, 74, died in the wee hours after battling liver cirrhosis for more than a year, his family sources said. He is survived by wife, […]

Govt to issue duplicate certificates, documents

SRINAGAR: The state government has decided to organize mobile camps in the flood-hit areas for facilitating issuance of duplicate state subject, ration cards, power/LPG connection, voter cards, death certificates, driving licenses, registration and qualification certificates to those whose documents and certificates have been damaged in the floods. Accordingly, the Deputy Commissioners have been asked to […]

Lifer to Kashmiri youth act of political vengeance: Faktoo

SRINAGAR: The incarcerated ameer of Muslim Deeni Mahaz, Dr Qasim Faktoo Tuesday condemned the life sentence served to five Kashmiris– Lateef Ahmad Waza, Ali Muhammad Bhat, Mirza Nisar Hussain, Abdul Gani Goni, and Javaid Ahmad Khan. In a statement issued by the party, Faktoo said the life sentences awarded after 18 years of under-trail imprisonment […]