Come clear on Tosmaidan lease issue, TBF tells govt

SRINAGAR: The protesting civilians in Budgam district on Friday demanded clarification from the state government on the “contradictory statements” coming from Army and civilian administration. “We recently welcomed the government’s move of offering alternative firing ranges at Gurez and Wadwan to the Army, but we were shocked to read the Army spokesman Lt Col N […]

JKLF (R) pledges to take forward ‘mission of martyrs’

SRINAGAR: While paying tributes to martyrs, JKLF (R) Thursday pledged to “take their mission to logical conclusion.” In statement, a Front spokesman said that a high level meeting chaired by its chairman Farooq Ahmad Dar Alias Baitta Karatey was held at its headquarters which paid “rich tributes to the martyrs of Kashmir.” “It was pledged […]

SHRC’s proposal to police: Seek NoC from us before promoting cops

SHRC’s proposal to police: Seek NoC from us before promoting cops

Srinagar: As a large number of cases, ranging from harassment to misuse of official positions against police officers are pending before the J&K State Human Rights Commission (SHRC), the rights body on Thursday proposed obtaining of a certificate from it before promoting any police personnel in the state. The proposal was made in a meeting […]

Tosmaidan row: Civil, Army officials hold ‘internal assessment’

SRINAGAR: The district administration in central Kashmir’s Budgam has begun ground level assessment of the Tosmaidan row ahead of the government-constituted committee’s meeting expected in the coming days. On Thursday, the district administration and Army officials held a detailed meeting in the former’s office. The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Budgam described the meeting as an “internal […]

Civic Action Progamme held Zewan Police Complex

SRINAGAR: Under its Civic Action programme, J&K Police’s 12th Battalion at Zewan Police Complex here Thursday distributed uniform and stationery items among the school children of Government Girls School and Government Boys School Balhama. In a statement, a police spokesman said that besides students and staff members of the school, a number of prominent citizens […]

KU undertook 137 building projects worth Rs 31 cr without inviting tenders, says CAG

SRINAGAR: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has slammed Kashmir University for undertaking building projects without formulation and approval of plans. The works which cost the varsity Rs 31 crore were executed without inviting tenders and without proper test checking of construction material, the CAG says in the latest report. “The construction of […]

Encroachments demolished in HMT

SRINAGAR: A team of officials from district administration Srinagar along with police and officials of Srinagar Municipal Corporation conducted extensive demolitions in Mustafabad, HMT. “The demolitions were conducted to retrieve an irrigation canal registered with the Revenue department as Shaamilat (common) land. The canal was encroached upon by some individuals who had illegally conducted land […]

Yes Bank holds campus recruitment drive at KU

Yes Bank holds campus recruitment drive at KU

SRINAGAR: Yes Bank, one of the leading private banks of India Thursday conducted campus recruitment drive at the University of Kashmir and recruited 27 students, a varsity spokesperson said. The spokesperson said a delegation of the bank headed by Rajnish Dutta, Senior President HR and Pulkit Honda, Vice President Trainings, visited Kashmir University to offer […]

TEACHERS LIST: HC notice to SSB on excluding 86 candidates

TEACHERS LIST: HC notice to SSB on excluding 86 candidates

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed Service Selection Board to file objections to a petition filed by 86 candidates, challenging exclusion after their shortlist for interview for selection as teachers in education department. Hearing the petition, a bench of Justice Janak Raj Kotwal also directed the SSB to allow the petitioners to take […]

‘TAAK to be on forefront to save Toasmaidan’

SRINAGAR: Travel Agents Association of Kashmir (TAAK) has appealed Jammu and Kashmir government to promote Toasmaidan as a tourist destination, as it has potential of being round the year destination. “The nature has bestowed this place with bounty of wealth in every respect and that needs to be harnessed in the right manner by bringing […]