Truck crushes motorcyclist to death on Sgr-Jmu highway

Anantnag: A 25-year-old youth was crushed to death in Sangam area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, officials said. 25-year-old youth identified as Subzar Ahmad Koka, son of Mohammad Afzal Koka of Melhora Shopian, was hit by a speedy truck (JK02AP-7455) near Sangam on the highway. “The motorcycle of youth was crushed under the wheels of […]

JKSSB holds 170th Board meeting, releases 66 recommendations of withheld cases

JAMMU: The 170th Board meeting of the J&K Services Selection Board was held under the Chairmanship of Khalid Jahangir, Chairman, J&K Services Selection Board at Central office JKSSB, Sehkari Bhawan, Jammu. The meeting was attended by the Members of the Board, M.Shafiq Chak, Angrez Singh Rana, Pritam Lal Atri, Harvinder Kour, Controller of Examination JKSSB […]

Pending promotions of employees of Department of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs resolved

JAMMU: Lieutenant Governor of Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir has approved the proposal of Department of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs for regularization of the promotion of the employees of the Department. As many as seventy (70) employees holding different categories of posts shall now be entitled to avail the monetary benefits attached with […]

Police in Budgam arrests four militant associates

SRINAGAR: Police in Budgam have arrested four militants believe to be associated with LeT. According to police on a credible input, Budgam police along with 2RR have arrested four militants identified as Muzaffar Ahmad Dar, Mudasir Ahmad Lone, Younis Waza all residents of Budran and Nazir Ahmad Sheikh resident of Poshkar Khag. Incriminating materials, arms […]

Delay in filing response to Sagar’s detention deliberate: NC

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Wednesday alleged that the government’s delay in filing the response to party General Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar’s detention in the high court is deliberate. In a statement, party spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar expressed dismay over the lackadaisical approach of the JK administration in filing their response to the […]

Domicile Certificate must for BOPEE exams

JAMMU, The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has ordered that any candidate interested in appearing in any entrance test, conducted by Jammu and Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE), must possess Domicile Certificate issued under the Jammu and Kashmir Grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure) Rules, 2020. In a Notification issued today the government stated […]

Altaf Thakur welcomes new domicile rules announced by the Centre

Srinagar: BhartiyaJanta Party (J&K) spokesman Altaf Thakur Wednesday welcomed the new domicile rules announced by the Centre stating that there would be no disparity, nepotism and favoritism in government jobs and that all sorts of discrimination will vanish now. Terming the new domicile laws as a historic step, Thakur said that those deserving job benefits […]

Zakat: The best form of social justice

Zakat: The best form of social justice

ZAHID SHABIR Zakat literally means purification. Technically, it is a tax on the wealthy to provide social justice. As one of the pillars of Islam, Zakat is a form of obligatory charity meant to ease the sufferings of poor people. Its scope covers the moral, social, and the economic sphere. In the moral sphere, it […]

MHA’s 5 conditions to conduct 10th, 12th Board exams

MHA’s 5 conditions to conduct 10th, 12th Board exams

New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday allowed to conduct the pending board examinations for Class X and XII by exempting them from the lockdown measures, subject to five conditions. As per the MHA order, no examination centre will be permitted in the containment zones — the specific geographical areas defined by […]

Coronavirus cases in Russia cross 300,000-mark

Coronavirus cases in Russia cross 300,000-mark

Moscow: The total number of coronavirus cases in Russia on Wednesday crossed the 300,000-mark with 8,764 fresh cases being reported in the last 24 hours, according to the authorities. The total number of cases in the country now stands at 308,705, the emergency task force said. Over the same period, 135 people died, raising the […]