Kerosene smell emanates from spring in Anantnag

Kerosene smell emanates from spring in Anantnag

ANANTNAG: Authorities have asked the people of Bongam Qazigund in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district to refrain from using water from a local spring after the smell of kerosene started emanating from it on Thursday. People of the village, falling in PHE division Qazigund, morning complained to the authorities that kerosene-like smell was emanating from the […]

Anti-NFSA protests in Uri

Anti-NFSA protests in Uri

Baramulla: Angry protestors locked the local ration depot and blocked the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway in Uri, Baramulla against the National Food Security Act (NFSA). A large number of people took to the streets in Bimyar, Uri and staged a protest against NFSA after the Department of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) started distributing ration among […]

Show political will, vision to take bold decisions: Hurriyat (M) tells India, Pak

Show political will, vision to take bold decisions: Hurriyat (M) tells India, Pak

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday said that for the peaceful atmosphere of South Asia and for ending terror from the region, resolving disputes between the nations of the region was a necessary pre-requisite. Mirwaiz was chairing amalgam’s executive council meeting here at its Rajbagh headquarters on Wednesday. Stating that Indian […]

Guv seeks Centre’s help in releasing pension funds under NSAP

Guv seeks Centre’s help in releasing pension funds under NSAP

Jammu: Governor N N Vohra has addressed Choudhary Birender Singh, Union Minister of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation, regarding a number of pending pension cases for old age, widows and the disabled in the State. “These pensions are an integral constituent of the National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP), a Centrally Sponsored Scheme […]

Kangan students protest shortage of teachers

Kangan students protest shortage of teachers

By Sheikh Anees Ganderbal: A number of students of Government Higher Secondary School, Hayan Kangan area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Wednesday staged a protest against shortage of teachers. After boycotting their classes, the students were demanding appointment of teachers in the school, and held a dharna at Srinagar- Sonamarg road to lodge their […]

KU holds condolence meet

SRINAGAR: Kashmir University on Wednesday held a condolence meeting to mourn the demise of Ghulam Jeelani Wani, Section Officer at the varsity, who passed away on Tuesday. According to a statement, the proceedings of the condolence meeting, chaired by Vice-Chancellor Prof Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi, were conducted by the Kashmir University Ministerial Staff Association (KUMSA) members. […]

Bihar Cup 2016: JK BANK outplays Durgapur XI by 3-1

Bihar Cup 2016: JK BANK outplays Durgapur XI by 3-1

PATNA: In the ongoing 5th edition of All India Football Tournament for ‘Bihar Cup’ 2016 J&K Bank outplayed Dugapur XI West Bengal by three goals to one in the second league group match here at Kankarbagh Sports Stadium Patna. Starting on a slow pace affected by hot weather conditions J&K Bank Team made some early […]

SC directs appointment of law officers in transparent, fair manner

SC directs appointment of law officers in transparent, fair manner

New Dehli: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed all states to make selection and appointment of law officers more transparent, fair and objective. Disposing of an appeal, a division bench of Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur and Justice Kurian Joseph also ordered the states to constitute selection panel for appointment of law officers in […]

SVO books 2 officials for fraudulently withdrawing Rs 11 lakh

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Organisation on Wednesday booked two former government officials of Medical block Sallar in Anantnag district for fraudulently withdrawing over Rs 11 lakh from the account of BMO. The then Block Medical Officer Sallar Abdul Rashid Matoo and then Junior Assistant Medical Nisar Ahmad Ganai were booked under relevant sections […]

Clash against India is like David vs Goliath: Sammy

MUMBAI: West Indies captain Darren Sammy has no qualms in conceding that India would be odds-on favourites in Thursday’s World Twenty20 semifinal clash but insists that his side would be no pushover in what seems like a “David vs Goliath contest”. “I think it is 80-20 to India, so it feels like David vs Goliath […]