In terse, chiding letter, top official asks for list of ‘deadwood’ in school staff ‘within 15 days’

In terse, chiding letter, top official asks for list of ‘deadwood’ in school staff ‘within 15 days’

Srinagar: The government in J&K has started a process, and which it wants to complete in a great hurry, to find ‘non-performing’ teaching and non-teaching staff to free the education system from ‘deadwood’. As per the letter issued by Biswajit Kumar Singh, Administrative Secretary School Education Department, the Director Education Kashmir, Tasaduq Hussain Mir, has […]

From ‘Loach’ to ‘Pairahan’, Pheran is now in fashion!

From ‘Loach’ to ‘Pairahan’, Pheran is now in fashion!

Srinagar: Pheran, Kashmir’s traditional, unisex wear for the biting, teeth-chattering cold of the Valley’s winters, has these days become a signature fashion trend, though it was not an outfit worn for any style statement until a few years ago. The long dress, which has maintained its basic function of covering the body from shoulder to […]

Power dept strike called off, without any new demand conceded

Power dept strike called off, without any new demand conceded

Srinagar: Power department employees finally called off their strike on Tuesday, after three days of refusing to repair faults and leaving large areas across J&K without power in the bone-chilling cold. Sources say that the government has agreed to just one of their demands, which had already been agreed to on Friday, a day before […]

Power dept staff continue strike for third day

Power dept staff continue strike for third day

Srinagar: For the third consecutive day on Monday, Power Development Department (PDD) employees in J&K continued to be on strike against the government’s privatisation plans and other decisions, hinting that they are not satisfied with the way their demands are being addressed. At Bemina, the central place where the protests are being held, hundreds of […]

Power dept strike leaves J&K gasping for warmth, army called for restoration work

Power dept strike leaves J&K gasping for warmth, army called for restoration work

Srinagar: The JK-wide strike by Power department employees on Sunday entered the second day, leaving people bereft in the harsh winter with long power outages and faults remaining unrepaired. The crisis has deepened so much that Jammu Divisional Commissioner Ragav Langer has written to the Indian Army for assistance, as essential services have begun to […]

No Friday prayers at Jamia for the 19th week now

No Friday prayers at Jamia for the 19th week now

Srinagar: Kashmir’s central mosque, the Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, continues to remain out of bounds for people on Fridays, for the 19th consecutive week. The 600-year-old mosque is not only sacred but part of the social fabric in Srinagar. “The authorities and police once again today morning stopped the Auqaf employees from opening the doors […]

Power engineers, employees threaten to boycott repair work of high offices if demands not conceded

Power engineers, employees threaten to boycott repair work of high offices if demands not conceded

Srinagar: Jammu & Kashmir Power Engineers and Employees Coordination Committee (JKPEECC), a joint employee body of power department, among other things has warned it will not restore electricity at Lieutenant Governor’s office and VVIPs offices in case of any fault if their demands are not met in a timely manner. The call for boycott at […]

Expect more cold as MeT predicts further fall in mercury

Expect more cold as MeT predicts further fall in mercury

Snow forecast issued from December 25 Srinagar: Mercury is expected to dive further in Kashmir ahead of the 40 days harshest period of winter, chillai kalan while snowfall is predicted from December 24 onwards, an advisory issued by Meteorological centre Srinagar said. Director MeT Centre Srinagar said that an active western disturbance is most likely […]

Landing strip for fighter aircraft almost ready on Srinagar-Jammu highway

Landing strip for fighter aircraft almost ready on Srinagar-Jammu highway

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration is about to finish work on one of the five proposed landing strips for fighter aircraft on the Srinagar-Jammu highway. According to an official document, the work on the 3.5-kilometre long emergency landing strip in Bijbehara area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district is 94 percent complete. The document says […]

Two cops killed in militant attack on police bus on Srinagar outskirts

Two cops killed in militant attack on police bus on Srinagar outskirts

12 more injured admitted to hospital, IGP Kashmir says JeM’s offshoot carried attack Srinagar: Militants on Monday evening carried out a deadly attack on a bus carrying policemen in Srinagar outskirts killing two policemen and wounding 14, an official spokesperson said. Police said that two to three militants indiscriminately fired upon a bus of police […]

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