Acquaint present generation with basics of Reshi-Sufi thought: Guv

SRINAGAR: Governor NN Vohra on Sunday called for reviving the centuries-old Reshi-Sufi traditions in Jammu and Kashmir particularly among youth. Addressing an international seminar on ‘Rishi-Sufi traditions of Kashmir’ at the University of Kashmir, Vohra said that the symposium is being held at a time when, in the name of religion, the world is being […]

KIE launches integrated course for 9th, 10th class students

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Institute of Excellence (KIE) on Friday said it has become the first institute in Kashmir Valley to launch an integrated course for classes 9 and 10. In a press statement issued here, it said the course has been started to target the national competitive examinations under the slogan “Let’s Go National”. Explaining the […]

KU’s contractual technical staff without salary hike for past 7 years

SAFEENA WANI Ganderbal: Kashmir University’s contractual non-teaching and technical staff is up in arms against the Varsity for no hike in their salaries for the past seven years. They complained that their monthly pay has remained stagnant since 2008 – the year they were appointed. Some fifty of them continue to work on a monthly […]

Kashmiri photojournalists to hold photography workshop

Srinagar: Award-winning Kashmiri photojournalists Altaf Qadri and Showkat Nanda are holding a workshop on documentary photography and visual storytelling here. The workshop, to be held in Srinagar in the first week of November, is being organised by News Photojournal, which is an online platform comprising 12 award-wining international photographers and photo-editors from seven different countries, […]

Cabinet orders transfers in administration

SRINAGAR: The Cabinet which met here on Monday under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed ordered following transfers and postings in the civil administration and police department. Sundeep Kumar Nayak, Principal Secretary to the Government, Power Development Department, has been transferred and posted as Principal Secretary to the Government, Relief and Rehabilitation Department, […]

Reshuffle in police department

SRINAGAR: The Cabinet which met here on Monday under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed ordered following transfers and postings in the Police Department. Arun Kumar Choudhary, IGP Headquarters, PHQ has been transferred and posted as MD J&K Police Housing Corporation in the rank and grade of IGP vice Dilbagh Singh who shall […]

Govt launches afforestation programme near Pahalgam

Srinagar: Jamu and Kashmir government on Sunday launched a pilot afforestation programme, near the famous tourist resort of Pahalgam, with an aim to restore critically-degraded forests in the state. In an effort aimed at eco-restoration of the degraded forests, Governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed launched the pilot afforestation programme’ from […]

Patients suffer as unauthorized parking blocks entrance of Kangan Hospital

SHEIKH ANEES/Riyaz Bhat Kangan: Unauthorised parking of vehicles in front of the main entrance of Trauma Hospital Kangan is causing immense hardships to patients on daily basis. The mismanagement is quite visible at the hospital as a number of vehicles remain parked at its main entrance, hampering the movement of patients and ambulances. Residents said […]

40 persons died, over 90,000 houses damaged in Sep 2014 floods: Govt

SRINAGAR: Government on Saturday said that 40 persons were killed and over 90,000 houses suffered damages during the devastating floods last year. In a written reply to a query, minster for Relief and Rehabilitation, Syed Basharat Bukhari, said that 5774 pucca houses and 124 kacha houses were fully damaged, 23067 pucca houses and 88 kacha […]

Seven years on, construction of Beehama bus stand in limbo

Idrees Ahmad Ganderbal: Much to the dismay of public, Beehama bus stand has not been completed by the authorities despite passage of seven years. Residents of the town said that they are facing many hardships in travel as there was no bus stand anywhere in the Ganderbal town. They accused the construction agency of being […]

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