Amarnath Yatra resumes from Jammu

Jammu: The Amarnath Yatra resumed on Saturday after it was suspended for a day on Friday due to non-availability of adequate number of pilgrims, officials said. The 43rd batch of 306 pilgrims left the base camp here for the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, they said. Meanwhile, the 10-day Budha Amarnath […]

CS reviews strategy for tackling drug abuse in JK

SRINAGAR: Chief Secretary, BVR Subrahmanyam on Saturday called for urgently constituting a broad-based departmental panel along with representatives of some NGOs to formulate draft De-addiction Policy outlining comprehensive mechanism/measures to deal with the menace of drug abuse in the State in an efficacious manner. Subrahmanyam passed these directions at a high-level meeting convened at the […]

‘Illegal dental clinics to be sealed in JK’

Srinagar: J&K State Dental Council (JKSDC) on Saturday said the rampant spread of illegal dental clinics and dental quackery needs to be put to an end as it has ruined the quality of oral health care services in the state. According to a statement issued here, Dr Romesh Singh, president J&K State Dental Council (JKSDC) […]

Governor reviews vacancies, recruitments in higher education institutions

Governor reviews vacancies, recruitments in higher education institutions

SRINAGAR: Governor N N Vohra chaired a meeting at the Raj Bhavan here to review the status of vacancies and the pace of recruitments in the Higher Education Department. The meeting was attended by Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, Chairman Public Service Commission Abdul Latief Deva, and Commissioner Higher Education Department Sarita Chouhan. Chouhan […]

Drug peddler arrested in Pattan

Drug peddler arrested in Pattan

Pattan: Police has arrested a suspected drug peddler, who leads prayers in a local mosque, and recovered contraband substance from his possession. A police spokesman said that Mushtaq Ahmed Mia of Pattan with apprehended along a consignment of fukki. “During investigation, it was revealed that the accused is main culprit for supplying fukki along National […]

Voters’ list for panchayat polls: Check today

Voters’ list for panchayat polls: Check today

SRINAGAR: The Election Authority under Panchayati Raj Act, 1989 (Chief Electoral Officer J&K) has initiated the process of Revision and Updation of Panchayat Electoral Roll-2018 (w.r.t 01-01-2018 as qualifying date) as prescribed in the rules governing the conduct of Panchayat Elections. The Draft Panchayat Electoral Roll will be published on August 18, 2018. The details […]

Vajpayee’s death: SSB postpones counselling, document verification

SRINAGAR: J&K Services Selection Board (SSB) on Friday postponed the counselling and document verification of candidates for various posts scheduled to be held on 17th August. “In view of the mourning announced by the state government following the demise of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, SSB has decided new date for counselling and document verification, which will […]