World Press Freedom Day: Valley’s journalists call for better working conditions, including wages

World Press Freedom Day: Valley’s journalists call for better working conditions, including wages

SRINAGAR: Like their counterparts across the globe, journalists in Kashmir on Friday organised a host of events to commemorate World Press Freedom Day. The major issues highlighted were the ongoing clampdown on media including ban on advertisements to three leading Kashmir dailies and the working conditions of journalists. Addressing a seminar organised at Kashmir Press […]

Safety of students our top priority: KCCA

Safety of students our top priority: KCCA

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Careers Counsellors Association (KCCA) on Tuesday said that the safety of Kashmiri students studying outside state is top priority of the association. “After the Pulwama attack, the career consultants of the state formed an association with a pledge and vision to dedicate our services for the safety of the students of Jammu and […]

JKSSB candidates demand revocation of new exam criteria

JKSSB candidates demand revocation of new exam criteria

SRINAGAR: The candidates who have applied for the posts of steno-cum-computer operators in various government departments have demanded revocation of new examination criteria for the posts of Junior Assistant and Junior Stenographer. On April 25 2019, Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB) issued a notice No. SSB/Secy/Sel/2019/2683-87 “criteria for the post of steno-cum- computer […]

Tourism dept casual labourers stage protest, demand release of pending wages

Tourism dept casual labourers stage protest, demand release of pending wages

SRINAGAR: The casual labourers of tourism department on Wednesday held a protest demonstration here demanding release of their long-pending wages. Scores of casual labourers assembled at TRC premises of the department, chanting slogans in favour of their demands. The protesters said that the department has not released their wages since July 2014. They said that […]

Selected candidates for SI posts protest over delay in appointment

Selected candidates for SI posts protest over delay in appointment

SRINAGAR: The candidates who have qualified the examination for the post of Jammu and Kashmir Sub-Inspectors (JKSI) on Wednesday held a protest demonstration here demanding issuing of formal appointment order for selected candidates. Scores of the candidates assembled in press enclave chanting slogans in favour of their demands. Riyaz Ahmad Khan, one of the selected […]

Family of Rawalpora youth demand investigation into his death

Family of Rawalpora youth demand investigation into his death

Srinagar: The family and relatives of a youth who died in mysterious circumstances on Sunday are demanding investigation into the death and stern action against culprits. Umar Ahmad Bhat, son of Late Ghulam Muhammad Bhat, a resident of Astanpora Rawalpora Srinagar, left home on Sunday at 9am to attend a function at Tagore Hall, his […]

Construction of PHC left halfway, people suffer

Construction of PHC left halfway, people suffer

Budgam: The primary health centre (PHC) in Gundipora area of Beerwah in this central Kashmir district is awaiting completion for ten years with people facing immense difficulties for want of this facility. The construction work of the PHC was stopped in the year 2014 and authorities have lapsed nearly 34 lakh rupees due to non […]

Students protest cancellation of Bijbehara exam centre

Students protest cancellation of Bijbehara exam centre

SRINAGAR: The students of Government Higher Secondary School, Bijbehara on Friday staged protest demonstration here against the Jammu Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) for cancelling their examination centre of Education and Geography. Assembling at press enclave here, the protesting students of 12th class said they appeared in bi-annual exam on 30 March 2019 at […]