In murky surroundings, school left to its fate

In murky surroundings, school left to its fate

Bandipora: The situation of government schools, especially after this winter and the long closure last year, is not looking good in Kashmir. After reports came of a school in Shuplian village of Budgam that was teaching students of eight classes in one room of a falling, dilapidated building, here is this government middle school located […]

Slain at Tral, Uri constable buried

Slain at Tral, Uri constable buried

Baramulla: A police constable Manzoor Ahmad Naiko son of Faqeer Mohammad Naiko, who was killed in a gunfight with militants in Tral area of south Kashmir on Sunday morning, was buried at his native village Dachna in the Salambad pocket of Uri. Hundreds of people from his native village and adjacent areas took part in […]

BJP MP moves bill seeking seats for Gilgit, PaK

BJP MP moves bill seeking seats for Gilgit, PaK

New Delhi: A BJP MP has moved a private member’s bill in the Lok Sabha, seeking reservation of five seats in the lower House as well as one in the Rajya Sabha for residents of Gilgit and Pakistan-administered Kashmir. “It is a matter of extreme surprise that the Lower House does not take into account […]

What has demonetisation achieved? asks Omar

What has demonetisation achieved? asks Omar

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday questioned what demonetisation had achieved, claiming cashless transactions were declining while fake currency in circulation was increasing. “Cashless transactions (declining) Fake currency in circulation (increasing). Almost entire lot of notes demonetised back in the banks. So what is the achievement?” Omar wrote on Twitter. […]

CM pays tributes to slain constable

CM pays tributes to slain constable

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has paid tributes to constable Manzoor Ahmad Naik of J&K Police who lost his life in an encounter at Tral on Sunday. She has also conveyed her sympathies with the family of the slain cop. The Chief Minister said J&K Police has remained on the forefront to maintain peace and […]

Expired vaccines kill a flock of sheep

Expired vaccines kill a flock of sheep

Baramulla: Police have started investigation against the officials of sheep husbandry department in Rafiabad area of Baramulla district following a complaint by a sheep breeder that administration of expired vaccination caused death of several sheep in his flock. Sources said the officials injected sheep with expired Sulphadimidine injection which caused death of 10 sheep of […]

‘Labour class backbone of society’

‘Labour class backbone of society’

Baramulla: A daylong awareness programme was organized in Baramulla by the state labour department to train a large number of manual workers, trade owners, salesmen and other sections of labour class. Speaking on the occasion deputy labour commissioner Kashmir deliberated on the labour rights and stressed upon the need to disseminate awareness among the working […]

Abducted girl restored to family

Abducted girl restored to family

Srinagar: Police in Anantnag recovered an abducted girl and restored her to her family, a spokesman said here. The accused kidnapper has also been rounded up. Police Station Kokernag received a written complaint from one lady (name withheld) that her daughter was kidnapped by one Majid Khan son of Ghulam Mohammad Khan resident of Shangus […]

Notorious PRO attempts suicide

Notorious PRO attempts suicide

JAMMU: Kewal Krishan Sharma, ex-PRO of former Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, tried to commit suicide under suspicious circumstances in the lock-up of Pucca Danga Police Station on Saturday evening. Sharma has been arrested in the disproportionate assets case by State Vigilance Organisation(SVO) and was lodged in Pucca Danga Police station. Police sources said that […]

Work on Shahpur Kandi dam to resume as Punjab, JK sign pact

Work on Shahpur Kandi dam to resume as Punjab, JK sign pact

New Delhi: The Centre has persuaded Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir to resume work on the stalled Shahpur Kandi dam project, which comes under the Indus Water Treaty, thus helping India utilise its rights on eastern rivers of the basin. The work on the hydroelectricity project, which was stalled after a dispute between Punjab and […]