Creation of new administrative units

SRINAGAR: Debate over the creation of new administrative units in the state ratcheted up further with a verbal spar between the ruling National Conference (NC) and opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at the Cabinet Sub-Committee’s(CSC) meeting here Monday. The PDP also sought a special session of the Legislative Assembly to discuss the Mushtaq Ganai-led Commission’s report […]

Emergency medical aid on phone soon, says Minister

JAMMU: In a major healthcare reform, the Jammu and Kashmir Medical department will soon launch ‘102 Emergency Referral Ambulance Service on ‘ 102 ‘ toll free helpline in the state, with special focus to provide immediate medicare to the needy persons in rural areas. This was revealed by the Minister of State for Health, Shabir […]

Adhere to constitution, Mirwaiz tells Hurriyat (M) constituents

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Sunday asked the constituents of the pro-freedom grouping to respect its constitution. Mirwaiz said that Hurriyat was a forum where everybody’s opinion is being heard and respected. “However, individual opinions cannot override the collective thought and decisions of the forum,” he said in a statement. Meanwhile, the […]

24-hour police helpline for Srinagar residents launched

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday launched a 24-hour helpline for the residents of Srinagar to help redress their problems and grievances and to keep a tab on social crimes in the city. In order to redress the problems of the general public and check social crimes like drug peddling, eve-teasing and burglaries in […]

Summoning VK Singh will serve no purpose: Soz

Srinagar: Disapproving of the move to summon former army chief V K Singh before the legislative council privileges committee, Jammu and Kashmir Congress chief Saifuddin Soz on Sunday said that the move would not serve any purpose and he should be given “some respect” for the position he held. He said there are courts to […]

Creation of new administration units

SRINAGAR: After receiving feedback and suggestions on the creation of new administrative units from public representatives in south Kashmir, the Cabinet Sub-Committee, (CSC) on Sunday visited Baramulla district in north Kashmir to receive the local demands and suggestions for creation of new administrative units in Baramulla, Kupwara and Bandipora Districts. An official spokesman said in […]

PDP smells foul

SRINAGAR: Cautioning the government against any manipulations for political ends in creation of new administrative units, opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Sunday demanded publication of the Mushtaq Ganai report on the subject. “By employing the Cabinet Sub-Committee for cosmetic meetings on the subject, the government was apparently up to a mischievous agenda to serve the […]

30 kgs of narcotics seized from arrested drug peddler: police

Srinagar: Over 30 kilograms of narcotic substance were seized from a house in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district and an alleged drug peddler was arrested in this connection, police said on Sunday. Acting on a tip off, a police party raided the house of Muzaffar Ahmad Hajam in village Larve Kakapora and seized 19 kg of […]

Highway: Sgr-Jammu traffic today

Srinagar: One-way traffic would continue on Srinagar-Jammu Highway, connecting Kashmir with outside world, with vehicles plying from Srinagar to Jammu on Sunday, officials said. “On Sunday, the traffic will move from Srinagar to Jammu, and no vehicle would be allowed from Jammu,” Deputy Inspector General of Police (Traffic) Jagjit Kumar told Kashmir Reader on Saturday. […]