A month after transfer, officer yet to vacate post

A month after transfer, officer yet to vacate post

Srinagar: In a clear violation of government orders, a KAS officer is not leaving a top post in the Rural Development Department (RDD) despite being transferred by the government almost a month ago. Rifat Aftab Qureshi, who was serving as the Additional Mission Director State Rural Livelihood Mission (SRLM) in the RDD, was transferred on […]

2 lakh pilgrims visit Amarnath

2 lakh pilgrims visit Amarnath

Srinagar: The number of pilgrims visiting the cave shrine of Amarnath Tuesday crossed the two-lakh mark as over 11,000 yatris paid obeisance at the naturally formed ice-lingam in the 3,880 metre high cave in south Kashmir Himalayas, officials said. “On the 16th day of the ongoing yatra, 11,538 yatris paid obeisance at the shrine,” a […]

Kashmir Civil Society reacts against Guv’s remark on ‘separate colonies for Pandits’

Kashmir Civil Society reacts against Guv’s remark on ‘separate colonies for Pandits’

Srinagar: Kashmir Civil Society Tuesday reacted strongly against governor Satya Pal Malik’s statement for settling Pandits in separate colonies, and said that “separate colonies is aimed at engineering balkanization of our society along communal lines”. “The fact that thousands of Pandits have returned over past many years and settled comfortably along with their Muslim neighbours […]

Mirwaiz grieved over cloudburst deaths in Neelum Valley

Srinagar: Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Tuesday expressed grief over the death of 30 people in a cloudburst in Neelam Valley area of Pak administered Kashmir. In a statement, he extended his sympathies to the bereaved families and prayed for the highest standards in Janah for the deceased and early recovery for the injured. […]

Thakur concerned over damage to property, crops from gusty winds in Tral

Srinagar: Expressing concern over the damage caused by the gusty winds in many parts of Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama, BJP state spokesman Altaf Thakur Tuesday said that the district administration should assess the damage of property and crops in the area on fast-track basis so that those affected are compensated without delay. In […]

Jama’at condemns fresh arrest spree

Srinagar: Jama’at-e-Islami Tuesday condemned the fresh arrest spree of party leaders and activists by the government forces, and termed it as an exercise of “political vendetta”. In a statement, Jama’at said, “Government forces have started fresh arrest spree of Jama’at leaders and activists in different parts of the valley. On Tuesday morning, police summoned party’s […]

Rotavirus vaccines important step for health, well being of children: Atal Dulloo

SRINAGAR: A state-level workshop for the introduction of the rotavirus vaccine was organised at Banquet Hall, Srinagar on Tuesday. Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo was the chief guest on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, the Financial Commissioner said India’s decision to introduce the rotavirus vaccine as part of its routine programme […]

Secy RDD reviews implementation of ‘Umeed’ scheme in Jammu

JAMMU: Secretary, Rural Development Department, Sheetal Nanda convened a meeting here Tuesday to take detailed stock of the implementation of the ‘Umeed’ Scheme in the Jammu division under Jammu Kashmir State Rural Livelihoods Mission (JKSRLM). Mission Director, JKSRLM, Abdul Rashid War, Chief Executive Officer, JKMPCL, Manoj Kumar and other concerned officials were also present in […]