BJP delegation meets Vohra

Jammu: A two-member delegation from the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday called on J&K Governor N N Vohra to discuss government formation in the state. BJP state unit chief Jugal Kishore Sharma, who met Vohra along with general secretary Ram Madhav, said, “Party leaders will meet the Governor on January 1 to hand him […]

HC orders closure of unregistered tuition centres

HC’s other directions *DCs alongwith with CEOs to visit tuition centres to see required facilities *Owners of institutions to be held liable for an untoward incident *All registered centres to provide free admission for destitute, orphans and students from the BPL families Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Tuesday ordered immediate closure of all unregistered […]

Gulmarg hotels sold out for New Year eve

Srinagar: It seems all roads are leading to Gulmarg as hotels in the famed tourist resort have been sold out for New Year celebrations. Both luxury and budget class hotels have registered cent percent occupancy, and the guests mostly include people from different states. While the hotels have planned some events for the visitors, the […]

JK Bank relaxes ATM charges

Srinagar: J&K Bank on Tuesday announced relaxation in its ATM transaction charges. The bank has decided to provide 15 free transactions (financial and non-financial) per month for its customers. “Beyond that, a charge of Rs 20 (per financial transaction) and Rs 10 (per non-financial transaction) shall be levied for use of own-bank ATMs at all […]

9 KAS officers inducted into IAS

Srinagar: The General Administration Department has ordered induction of nine KAS officers into Indian Administrative Service (IAS). The promoted officials are: Salma Hamid, Tasneem Maajid, Farooq Ahmad Shah, Manzoor Ahmad Lone, Bashir Ahmed Bhat, Mohammad Javed Khan, Parvez Iqbal Khateeb, Sarmad Hafeez and Farooq Ahmad Lone.

Geelani to address Friday gathering at Amira Kadal mosque

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (G) Tuesday condemned the imprisonment of senior pro-freedom leader Mushtaq-ul-Islam and demanded his immediate release. “The government is not releasing hundreds of political leaders including Masarat Alam Bhat, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Abdul Gani Bhat Sopore and Abdullah Nasir. Their imprisonment is due to vengeance, otherwise there is no constitutional, legal, or moral justification to […]

Action Aid, Yateem Trust distribute relief

Srinagar: ActionAid, an international non-governmental organization Tuesday distributed relief items among the flood-hit people of Ghat Gopalan village of North Kashmir’s Palhalan area. In a statement, spokesman said that the relief distribution programme was held in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir Yateem Trust and food and other essential commodities were distributed among the flood-hit victims. […]

Jamaat chief skirts around Shariati’s claim on Hizb’s origin

Srinagar: Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir said on Tuesday that it need not further explain that Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) had never been its armed wing, a claim refuted in an article by Hizb ideologue Dr Mohammad Shafi Khan alias Shafi Shariati. In an article published in Kashmir Reader on Tuesday, Shariati, a former professor of Persian […]

DC B’la calls for measures to curb soil extraction

Baramulla: Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone Tuesday directed all the SDM’s and Tehsildars to take stringent measures to curb the extraction of soil in the district. The DDC directed the concerned officials to activate men and machinery to ensure that no illegal extraction of soil takes place in this North Kashmir district. Extraction […]

Literary function held in Baramulla

Srinagar: A day-long literary function was organized by Baramulla Writers Forum at Azad Ganj Baramulla in which poets, intellectuals and members of civil society participated. According to a statement, the function was jointly presided by senior High Court lawyer Abdul Hamid Kakroo and Engineer Shafqat Sultan. Besides Mehfil-e-Mushira participants also read short stories and papers […]