Pulwama: Curbs, shutdown cripple life on second day

Srinagar:  Life remained paralyzed in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, where curfew remained in place for the second consecutive day Friday to thwart anti-India protests over the death of a militant in an alleged gunfight in Budgam district of central Kashmir. On Wednesday, Army had claimed it killed a Jaish-e-Mohammad militant Tauseef Ahmad Dar, son of […]

Big ticket projects in twin cities on priority list: CM

Big ticket projects in twin cities on priority list: CM

JAMMU: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah  Friday said that major projects under implementation in the sectors of tourism, communication and beautification of cities of Srinagar and Jammu have been flagged as priority works and focused attention is on their timeline completion. Speaking to a deputation of Chambers of Commerce and Industries (CCI), Jammu led by its […]

Govt mulling introduction of job oriented courses in degree colleges

JAMMU: Higher Education Minister Mohammad Akbar Lone Friday said the committee constituted Jammu and Kashmir government is considering introduction of new and job oriented courses in government degree colleges across the state, Higher Education Minister Mohammad Akbar Lone said Friday in Legislative Assembly. Lone while replying to a calling attention notice by Subash Chander Gupta […]

105 candidates pass out from JKEDI

SRINAGAR: A fresh batch of 105 aspiring entrepreneurs including business management graduates, engineers, IT professionals and media professionals has passed out from Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) after completing a three-week training program. There were 11 women in the batch that completed its entrepreneurship training progam on Thursday. The candidates were trained at […]

25000 youth provided govt jobs in 2012-13

Jammu: J&K government has provided jobs to 24517 unemployed youth in different departments during 2012-13, Labour and Employment Minister Ajay Sadhotra on Friday told in Legislative Assembly. He said 517 posts have been filled through State Public Service Commission, and 6642 through State Subordinate Services Selection Board during 2012-13  and under Centrally Sponsored Schemes  9725 […]

Police soft-skills training concludes

SRINAGAR: The five-day soft skill program for police was concluded on Friday at College of Education here, a police spokesperson said. “Kashmir police needs to reaffirm their commitment towards the legacy of humaneness that they have inherited to deliver better services to the people and, the development of soft skill programme was just an attempt […]

Valley traders cry official harassment at Lakhanpur Toll Post

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Traders Federation (KTF), a Srinagar based traders’ body Friday said Kashmiri businessmen dealing with imports are being harassed by the officials on different pretexts at Lakhanpur Check Post. In a written statement mailed to Kashmir Reader, the federation said ‘autocratic’ officers of the state government sitting at the toll post have no sympathy […]

NHPC directed to pay `5 lakh each to affected families in Kralpora

SRINAGAR: District Development Commissioner, Bandipora has asked the implementing agency (NHPC) of Kishan Ganga Hydroelectric Project to pay Rs 5 lakh to the families which have lost their properties at Kralpora village here, according to an official statement issued on Friday. To discuss various issues with regard to ongoing Kishan Ganga Hydroelectric Project at Kralpora-Bandipora, […]

HC seeks Director Prosecution’s appearance

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has asked Director Prosecution to appear before it on next date of hearing to explain failure in ensuring appearance of state counsels in criminal cases pending before it for disposal. The direction was passed by a single bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey after state failed to file in […]