NC demands 70 percent reservation in central government offices in JK

NC demands 70 percent reservation in central government offices in JK

Jammu: Opposition National Conference on Sunday sought 70 per cent reservation in the central government establishments and public sector undertakings functioning in Jammu and Kashmir. “The state subjects of Jammu and Kashmir should get adequate openings in the central government departments, banks, railways, paramilitary and defence forces and a specified quota needs to be allocated […]

Jammu records hottest day, night temperatures

Srinagar: Blistering heat swept the winter capital Jammu as the city of temples reeled under heat wave conditions, recording the hottest day and night of the season. The maximum temperature recorded in Jammu was 42.5 degrees Celsius the highest this season which is 3.4 degrees above normal during this part of the season, a spokesperson […]

VP visiting Jammu today amid tight security

Jammu: Tight security arrangements have been put in place ahead of Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu’s visit on Monday during which he will be interacting with scientists at the Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM), officials said. The vice president is scheduled to visit the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-IIIM to attend a function, […]

Leopard captured in Doda

Jammu: A two-year-old leopard was caught alive by a team of wildlife officials in Doda district of Jammu region, an official said on Sunday. Wildlife Warden Majid Bashir said the team laid a trap in Gundna village of Kerni after local residents complained that a leopard was roaming freely in the residential areas, posing danger […]

Minister reviews progress on alternate Zero Bridge-IG Road link

SRINAGAR: Minister for Finance, Labour & Employment, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Sunday took on spot review of the progress on widening of Zero Bridge-IG Road via Kursoo Rajbagh Bund taken up by public works department under Central Road Fund (CRF) scheme. The overall project cost for widening of this road is Rs 28.79 crore. […]

Shooting stone hits passenger vehicle at Zojila, youth dies

Ganderbal: A youth was killed after a vehicle he was travelling in, was hit by a shooting stone at Zojila area on Srinagar-Leh Highway on Sunday afternoon. As per reports, an Innova vehicle bearing registration number JK10-8742 which was on its way to Leh from Srinagar was hit by a shooting stone near AabMat Zojila […]

JKPSCC deputation calls on Zulfkar

JAMMU: A deputation of Jammu and Kashmir Private Schools Coordination Committee (JKPSCC) Sunday called on Minister for School Education, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali and apprised him of various issues concerning the private schools. The deputation led by its working president Dr Hari Dutt Shishu highlighted several issues which includes common order of recognition and affiliation of […]

Sound of Tonga wheels and brisk hooves fading in Baramulla

Sound of Tonga wheels and brisk hooves fading in Baramulla

AFRA FATHIMA BARAMULLA: Apart from the usual market buzz, the tinkle of bells and the creaking of cartwheels grab the attention when one enters the town of Baramulla. I was surprised to find horse carts here, some decorated with bells, lined up along the road while some were on their way to drop customers at […]

One nurse, no docs, at upgraded health centre at Ringzabal

One nurse, no docs, at upgraded health centre at Ringzabal

Budgam: A single nurse is catering to more than eight villages at the New Type Primary Health Center (NTPHC) in Ringzabal area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district, reflecting the sorry state of healthcare in the district. The health centre caters to a large chunk of population but the building does not even have a signboard […]