Avalanche warning in Kashmir

Avalanche warning in Kashmir

Srinagar: In the wake of fresh spell of snowfall in hills, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Khan has issued an avalanche warning. An official spokeperson said that the warning is for residents hailing from avalanche prone areas of Bandipora/Baramulla/Anantnag/Kulgam/Budgam/Kupwara/Ganderbal/Leh & Kargil districts have been. “People of these areas have been asked not to venture out in […]

SHRC asks for report on unscheduled power cuts

SHRC asks for report on unscheduled power cuts

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Tuesday directed the Chief Engineer of Power Development Department (PDD) to file a report answering why unscheduled and irregular power cuts take place during winter season in Kashmir. The SHRC headed by Retired Justice Bilal Nazki directed the PDD officer to specify as to why power cuts […]

Above 100 dealers stop drug supply to Medical Supplies Corp

Above 100 dealers stop drug supply to Medical Supplies Corp

Srinagar: More than 100 dealers of essential drugs and medical equipment have stopped supplies to the Jammu and Kashmir Medical Supplies Corporation Limited (JKMSCL) following delay in payment for the past three years. Official sources told Kashmir Reader that JKMSCL dealers have decided to stay away from the tendering process of drugs and medical equipment. […]

Two Pakistan-born women set to win panchayat elections in Kupwara

Two Pakistan-born women set to win panchayat elections in Kupwara

Kupwara: Two Pakistan-born women were declared winners in Panchayat elections in north Kashmir’s frontier Kupwara district on Monday. Sources said that the wife of Mohammad Yousuf Bhat of Pinjroo village of Handwara submitted nomination form for the post of Sarpanch in a Handwara village. No one filed nomination against her and she was declared as […]

Evict unauthorised occupants from govt residences: HC

Evict unauthorised occupants from govt residences: HC

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Tuesday directed that unauthorised occupants, including former ministers and legislators, be evicted from the official accommodation allotted to them. The court directed the Secretary, Estates Department, to file details of state functionaries to whom official accommodation has been allotted, along with a list of unauthorised occupants. The court held […]

15 years after appointment, DSEK terminates services of teacher for ‘fake’ Class 12 certificate

15 years after appointment, DSEK terminates services of teacher for ‘fake’ Class 12 certificate

Irshad Khan Srinagar: The Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK) on Tuesday terminated the services of a Rehbar-e-Taleem teacher (ReT) who was engaged 15 years ago, for getting appointed on the basis of “fake” Class 12 marks certificate. Hajra Bano of Saderbagh, Ganderbal, was engaged as ReT in Ganderbal zone in March 2003. An order issued […]

CUK suspends classwork for Nowgam-I, III campuses

CUK suspends classwork for Nowgam-I, III campuses

SRINAGAR: The classwork of all the teaching departments in Nowgam-I and Nowgam-III campuses of the Central University of Kashmir (CUK) shall remain suspended on November 14, 15 and 16, an official statement issued by the university on Tuesday said.

Geelani bereaved

Geelani bereaved

Son-in-law of Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani passed away on Tuesday.

Kashmir education department sacks school teacher for producing fake certificate

Kashmir education department sacks school teacher for producing fake certificate

Irshad Khan Srinagar: A government school teacher was sacked by Kashmir education department for producing fake marks certificate at the time of appointment. The teacher named as Hajra Bano, currently posted at Government Boys Middle School, Serch in Ganderbal was appointed as a teacher under Rehbar-e-Taleem in 2003. Director School Education Kashmir GN Itoo in the termination […]

MeT predicts no major snowfall in Kashmir this week

MeT predicts no major snowfall in Kashmir this week

File photo: Faisal Khan  Highway open for one-way traffic SRINAGAR: The temperature is likely to  go up and there is no forecast of snowfall in coming days across Kashmir Valley, Sonum Lotus, director Metrological Department Kashmir, said Tuesday. “There may be scattered rainfall in plains and snowfall in upper reaches on Wednesday. The coming days may […]