Zulfkar chairs 18th meet of State Consumer Protection council

Jammu: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today called for formulating modalities and strengthening policy framework to ensure fixation of prices of diagnostic tests and medicines along with categorisation of nursing homes. The Minister said this while chairing the 18th meeting of State Consumer Protection Council here today. The meeting […]

KAS aspirants asked to submit online forms at NICs

SRINAGAR: Government has directed all the Deputy Commissioners of the Kashmir Division for making necessary arrangements to facilitate the aspirants of J&K Combined Competitive Services Examinations (J&KCCSE) 2016 in submitting the applications online for the forthcoming examination at the district headquarters. The directions have been issued keeping in view the absence of internet services/ connectivity […]

Hot-mix plant owners call on R&B Minister

SRINAGAR: Highlighting the importance of road connectivity in improving the socio-economic profile of people, Minister for Roads & Buildings and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri called for concerted efforts for taking up of work on vital road and building projects. Chairing a meeting of officers of R&B department and hot-mix plant owners of Kashmir, who […]

Woman dies, 3 injured in attacks by wild animals

Jammu: A woman was killed and three persons were injured in attacks by wild animals in Kishtwar and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir. The woman, identified as Khalida Begum, was attacked by a leopard when she was grazing cattle in Indrawal belt of Kishtwar district yesterday. Hearing her cries, people rushed to the spot […]

31 villages submerged, 22,000 affected in WB’s Malda district

31 villages submerged, 22,000 affected in WB’s Malda district

MALDA (WB): Over 31 villages were submerged in the flood waters of Fullara river affecting a population of twenty-two thousand in Malda district, official sources said. Besides this, the swollen Ganga breached a 2-km stretch of an embankment at Birnagar near Farakka Barrage leading to repair work on war footing. Harishchandrapur block 2, Ratua block […]

Incessant rain lashes Mumbai; heavy showers likely

MUMBAI: Incessant rains continued to lash Mumbai city and neighbouring districts on Saturday, throwing normal life out of gear even as weathermen predicted heavy showers across the state for Sunday. Local trains were running late on the Central Railway Saturday morning, inconveniencing daily commuters. However, vehicular traffic remained undisrupted and no water logging incidents were […]

20 die as floods hit van with wedding party in Pak

20 die as floods hit van with wedding party in Pak

PESHAWAR: At least 20 people, including children and women, were killed on Saturday when flash floods swept away a van carrying a marriage party in northwest Pakistan. The incident took place when the ill-fated van was caught in flooding in Tabai area while travelling from Bara to Bazaar Zakha Khel in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. According […]

‘Obama Admn’s Af-Pak policy has been terrible’

PHILADELPHIA: The Obama Administration’s Af-Pak policy is “terrible” and the idea to pull out American troops from Afghanistan is “one of the stupidest things”, said a former Mayor of New York City during 9/11 attacks. “I think their policy there (in Afghanistan and Pakistan) has been terrible,” Rudy Giuliani, the Mayor of New York City […]

Protests continue, forces injure three critically in Shopian

Protests continue, forces injure three critically in Shopian

Clashes with troops across Valley leave scores injured, 9 persons hit by pellets admitted to SMHS in Srinagar Srinagar: Three persons, including a woman, were critically injured in clashes with government forces that broke out at Imam Sahib area of Shopian district on Saturday. Sources said that at least 15 people sustained injuries when troops […]

Hurriyat activist shot dead in Sopore

Hurriyat activist shot dead in Sopore

Srinagar: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a Hurriyat activist in Sopore on Friday evening. Fayaz Ahmed Rather, son of Muhammad Ramzan Rather, was a resident of Saidpora, Sopore, and an active member of Hurriyat (G) who was leading protests in the area. Gunmen barged into his house and shot him dead on the spot on Friday […]