Govt terminates service of 150 absentee doctors

Govt terminates service of 150 absentee doctors

Srinagar: The government has terminated the services of 150 doctors who were found absent from duty and are reportedly working outside Jammu and Kashmir. Minister for Health and Medical Education Aasiya Naqash told Kashmir Reader that a termination notice would be published in newspapers soon. The PDP’s minister also called for a “debate” on whether […]

Prominent Scholar-columnist gets life threats, files case

Prominent Scholar-columnist gets life threats, files case

Srinagar: A prominent Islamic scholar and columnist has allegedly received death threats and has subsequently lodged a case with J&K police. Altaf Hussain Nadwi, 45, who writes for several Srinagar based publications, told Kashmir Reader that an unknown Facebook user has put his photo on the social networking site and threatened him with death. He […]

Mehbooba stresses on community based disaster response

Mehbooba stresses on community based disaster response

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday stressed on adopting community based disaster response and involving local institutions while framing responses to emergencies. Chairing the 6th meeting of State Disaster Management Authority here Wednesday, the Chief Minister directed imparting necessary training among the local volunteers for which she directed involving the managements committees of local mosques, […]

Employees, teachers resent shifting CEO office to Bemina

Employees, teachers resent shifting CEO office to Bemina

Srinagar: Employees of the Chief Education Office (CEO) Srinagar and teachers are resenting the government move to shift the office from the premises of Directorate of School Education Kashmir. As per government order no, 446-Edu of 2017 dated 18-07-2017, the Chief Education Office has been directed to be shifted to Pardasi House Bemina, to “ensure […]

Hurriyat (M) delegation visits ailing Geelani at SKIMS

Hurriyat (M) delegation visits ailing Geelani at SKIMS

SRINAGAR: On the directions of conglomerate chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, a delegation of Hurriyat Conference (M) on Wednesday visited SKIMS to enquire about the health of ailing Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani. The delegation comprised Er Hilal War, Mushtaq Ahmed Sofi, Abdul Majeed Wani, Ghulam Qadir Beigh, Jaffar Kashmiri, Farooq Ahmed Saudagar and […]

SMC to ban roadside slaughtering of poultry, small animals

SMC to ban roadside slaughtering of poultry, small animals

SRINAGAR: Commissioner SMC Dr Shafqat Khan on Wednesday conducted meeting with the municipal veterinary staff to ban slaughtering of poultry/small animals on road side spaces in Srinagar city. An official statement issued here said the veterinary wing has been directed to serve notice to all the poultry dealers/vendors/outlets/ within the city limits to restrain from […]

Intrigue at NIT: faculty members stall recruitment to favour their own

Intrigue at NIT: faculty members stall recruitment to favour their own

SRINAGAR: Back in 2014, the Union Ministry of Human Resources Development directed all NITs (National Institutes of Technology) to adopt a four-tier flexible faculty cadre – a set of rules for recruitment and promotion of faculty, one among them being that PhD would be the minimum qualification for candidates applying for the post of Assistant […]

Resistance leaders subjected to inhuman treatment in Tihar jail: Joint resistance

Resistance leaders subjected to inhuman treatment in Tihar jail: Joint resistance

SRINAGAR: The joint resistance leadership on Tuesday alleged that the workers and leaders of their fold arrested by NIA have been subjected to psychological torture and inhuman treatment by NIA and the authorities in Tihar jail. In a statement, the leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik expressed concern over […]

Mirwaiz welcomes PM’s words on Kashmir, Omar wants follow up

Mirwaiz welcomes PM’s words on Kashmir, Omar wants follow up

Srinagar: Opposition National Conference (NC) working president Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s words for Kashmir in his Independence Day speech have been received very well by the people in the valley, but they should be followed by action. “PM Modi’s words for Kashmir have been very well received by the people […]

Mehbooba has waged war on Kashmiris: Geelani

Mehbooba has waged war on Kashmiris: Geelani

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday accused the chief minister Mehbooba Mufti of facilitating the “genocide” of Kashmiris and said the graph of civilian killings in State is increasing after “threatening” statements issued by Indian leaders. He also condemned the continuous detention of resistance leaders including Shabir Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Shahid-ul-Islam […]