‘Only coaching centre registered by govt belongs to CM’s brother-in-law’

SRINAGAR: The only coaching centre registered by the government belongs to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s brother-in-law while Higher Education Minister Akbar Lone, state Congress president Saif-ud-Din Soz, and Minister of State for Public Health Engineering Nazir Gurezi together own five B Ed colleges in Kashmir Valley. This was stated by Coaching Centres Association (CCA) on […]

Kashmir issue a legacy from history, says China

Beijing: China on Tuesday said its position on Kashmir is “clear cut—the issue is a legacy issue from history,” as it brushed aside India’s concerns about a proposed Economic Corridor through Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK). On Tuesday, China and Pakistan held a meeting to finalise the multi-billion dollar project as President Mamnoon Hussain arrived here on […]

JK a tourist state, so liquor can’t be banned: Govt

Jammu: Since Jammu and Kashmir is a tourist state, it would be “impossible” to ban sale and consumption of alcohol in the state, the government said on Tuesday. “It is not possible to impose a ban on manufacturing, sale and consumption of alcohol in the state, as such move would prove counterproductive and result in […]

Tourism Dept bags National Tourism Award 2012-13

Srinagar: The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India on Tuesday conferred Jammu & Kashmir Tourism Department with the National Tourism Award for 2012-13 for the second year running, according to an official handout. It said the Tourist Department bagged the award in the category ‘Best State–Comprehensive Development of Tourism”, and the award was presented by […]

CET scam: Nobody should be spared, says HC

Srinagar: “There should be no impression that somebody is allowed to go off the hook”, the High Court observed Tuesday as it found Crime Branch’s reply  about the number of beneficiary candidates to be charge-sheeted in the multi-crore cash for CET paper scam of 2012 as “unconvincing.” Hearing the suo-moto Public Interest Litigation, a division […]

CB initiates separate probe into CET-2009, ‘10, ‘11

Srinagar: The Crime Branch of Police on Tuesday announced it has started a separate probe into selection made by Board of Professional Entrance Examination in 2009, 2010 and 2011. The decision, Crime Branch said, has been taking in deference to the February 3 directions by the division bench of the High Court comprising Justices Hasnain […]

Molestation case: HC allows bail plea by Khan

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court Tuesday allowed an application filed by former Minister of State for Health, Shabir Ahmad Khan, seeking the anticipatory bail in case of alleged molestation attempt on a lady doctor here. Announcing his verdict, six days after reserving it for orders, a single bench of Justice Janak Raj Kotwal asked […]

2 cops arrested for abducting, looting 2 non-locals

Srinagar: Police has arrested two cops for abducting and looting two non-local officials of a leading telecom company here last week. On Friday last, Swarup Gupta, of New Delhi, and Ram Prasad, of Rajasthan, both networking officials of a leading cellular company, were travelling in an auto rickshaw when two men, one of them in […]

Finally, 12 ‘Munna Bhais’ thrown out of GMC Srinagar

Finally, 12 ‘Munna Bhais’ thrown out of GMC Srinagar

Srinagar: The Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) has cancelled the selection and admission of 12 candidates identified by the Crime Branch of police as the beneficiaries of the multi-million cash-for-paper scam in Common Entrance Test-2012. In his status report, Secretary BOPEE, Khursheed Ahmad Shah informed the High Court on Monday that the selection and […]