KCCI urges admin to release jailed leaders

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Saturday urged the administration to release of members of the civil society, business community, eminent lawyers, political, religious leaders and youths kept under preventive detention since the first week of August, 2019. The spokesperson in a statement stated that in the interaction with the Lt Governor […]

BOSE warns students against unaffiliated schools

Srinagar: Ahead of upcoming academic session, the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) has warned students against taking admissions in unaffiliated high and higher secondary schools in Kashmir. A recent public notice issued by Joint Secretary (General) at JKBOSE warned the students seeking admission for classes 9-12 that they will “wholly and solely […]

Power dept employees face salary delay, official cites change in payment system

SRINAGAR: Most of the employees of Power department have been facing salary delay after the department has been unbundled into separate corporations. From top engineers to lower rung officials, all have been facing the delay. An official from one of the corporations told Kashmir Reader the government used to release the salaries in the first […]

Haj 2020: J&K Haj Committee invites online application for Khadim-ul-Hujjaj

SRINAGAR: Executive Officer, J&K Haj Committee has invited online applications from eligible Muslim employees of government, public sector units, statutory bodies for nomination as Khadim-ul-Hujjaj for Haj 2020. “The applicant must be a permanent resident of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. He/she must be in the age group of 25-55 years as on May 31, 2020, […]

SKUAST-K student selected for dual-degree PhD in Australia

SRINAGAR: A PhD student in Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir, Uzma Arifie has been selected for studying dual degree PhD Programme in Western Sydney University (WSU), Australia with full scholarship, the statement of varsity said on Thursday. “Arifie, a scholar at the university’s Faculty of Agriculture in the Division of Entomology at […]

Srinagar man killed on highway

Banihal/Jammu: A 25-year-old man was killed on Wednesday when his car was hit by a landslide on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Ramban district on Wednesday, police said. Shakeel Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Noorbagh locality of Srinagar, died on-the-spot after boulders rolling down the hillock hit his vehicle on the highway at Panthiyal, an […]

Normalcy acrobatics in full swing: Mehbooba Mufti on GoI ministers’ visit to Kashmir

SRINAGAR: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday termed the visit of government of India’s ministers to Kashmir “curated photo” opportunity to show there is normalcy in the region, even though there is “internet shutdown” in the valley. “Normalcy acrobatics in full swing. Kashmir continues to reel under a crippling internet shutdown & political leaders remain […]

Our endeavour is to keep peace maintained at all levels: DGP

Visits Anantnag, Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh on Tuesday said that with the active cooperation of the people, police along with security forces has succeeded in bringing peace and it is our endeavour to keep the peace maintained at all levels. He stated during his visit to Anantnag where he reviewed the security scenario of […]

MHRD points out acute shortage of subject specific teachers in government schools

Srinagar: Government schools in Jammu and Kashmir are facing an acute shortage of subject specific teachers even as the administration recruited over two thousand teachers in recent months. As per the minutes of the Project Approval Board (PAB) meeting of Samagra Shiksha for 2019-20 academic session for Jammu and Kashmir held by the Ministry of […]

JKPCB asks businesses to register for e-waste management & handling

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Pollution control board (JKPCB) have asked all establishments units dealing with electrical and electronic items to seek permission from the Board under e-waste management & handling rules 2016 to operate his or her unit. “If any enterprise which are manufactured and sells any electrical and electronic equipment and their components […]