Div Com asks officials to expedite shifting of Batamaloo Bus Stand

Div Com asks officials to expedite shifting of Batamaloo Bus Stand

Srinagar: The Divisional Commissioner has instructed the concerned authorities to expedite the shifting of Batmaloo Bus Stand to Parimpora and asked the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar to personally oversee the removal of illegal structures at Parimpora. Chairing a meeting to review the traffic scenario of Valley, Samoon directed the officials of concerned departments to work in […]

PACE Academy felicitated for excellence

PACE Academy felicitated for excellence

Srinagar: Education Minister Nayeem Akhter on Tuesday felicitated PACE Academy at SKICC Srinagar for commendable work in creating excellent results in Chief Minister’s Super 50 initiative. Akhter appreciated Pace Academy for their exemplary work and making Chief Ministers Super 50 initiative a success. The Minister congratulated Director Pace Academy Altaf Rather and asked him to […]

Green Valley students earn laurels

Green Valley students earn laurels

Srinagar: Students of Greelan Valley came out with flying colours at educational event held at Jammu. In a keenly contested Indian International Model United Nations event entitled “Model United Nations” held at Heritage School, Jammu, the Green Valley girls dominated the proceedings and succeeded in grabbing two out of the three positions. 75 leading schools […]

Pakistan expresses concern over India’s military growth

Pakistan expresses concern over India’s military growth

ISLAMABAD: A top Pakistani foreign affairs advisor on Tuesday expressed deep concern over India’s growing military power, media reported. Adviser to prime minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said that if India’s growing military power was not checked, Pakistan will be “forced to increase its strategic power” too. “The international community should avoid steps which […]

Congress to protest coalition’s ‘failure’

By Ishfaq Reshi Srinagar: Congress has decided to organise ‘secretariat gherao’ on May 9, the day of reopening of the administrative offices in summer capital of the state, against the ruling coalition’s “failure” in fulfilling its pre-election promises. The decision was taken in a meeting of the JK Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) held at its […]

Govt to develop mobile app to guide tourists

Govt to develop mobile app to guide tourists

Jammu: To guide tourists, the Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to develop a mobile application for them to convey all key information through cell phones. “When a tourist enters the state from Lakhanpur in Kathua district, he has no information about where to go. I have asked the tourism department in Jammu to develop […]

German ambassador visits SKUAST-K, Ambri Apple Research Station

German ambassador visits SKUAST-K, Ambri Apple Research Station

Srinagar: German ambassador, Dr. Martin Ney, along with delegates from German Embassy, Deutsche Gesellschaftfur Internationale Zusammensrbeit (GIZ), Bayer on Tuesday visited Ambri Apple Research Station of SKUAST-K at Pahnoo, Shopian and the main campus at Shalimar under the cooperation agreement ‘green innovation centres for the agriculture and food sector’ project. In a statement issued here, […]

Seminar on ‘employability skills’ held at KU

Srinagar: Kashmir University’s Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) on Tuesday held a seminar-cum-workshop on ‘employability skills.’ Dean of Academic Affairs, Prof Mohammad Ashraf Wani, presided over the day-long seminar titled “employability skills required in contemporary job markets, with special focus on careers in travel industry”. Statement issued by the varsity spokesman said that the students […]

Rusted grenade destroyed in Shopian

Srinagar: A rusted grenade, which was found lying near a stream in Shopian district, was on Tuesday destroyed by a bomb disposal squad, police said. The old rusted grenade was found near Tongri stream this morning, an official said here, adding it was safely destroyed by a bomb disposal squad.

Kashmir’s dying arts:  the legacy of the Raj

Kashmir’s dying arts:  the legacy of the Raj

By Syed Aqeel Prologue Article X of the treaty of Amritsar reads: ‘The Maharaja would annually furnish the British Crown with, ‘one horse, twelve perfect shawl goats of approved breed (six male and six female) and three pairs of Kashmiri shawls.’ The treaty of Amritsar signed between Maharaja Gulab Singh of Jammu and the British […]