Development of Srinagar marred by govt’s apathy: Omar

Development of Srinagar marred by govt’s apathy: Omar

Srinagar: Alleging that the absence of popular government is taking toll on the state’s development scenario, the National Conference (NC) vice-president and former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday claimed that neither the government of India nor the state government invested in the augmentation of urban infrastructure of the Srinagar city in the past five […]

‘EC’s silence on EVMs being switched worrying’

‘EC’s silence on EVMs being switched worrying’

Srinagar: The PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said the silence of the Election Commission (EC) was worrying even after “evidence” had come to the fore that the electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in the just-concluded Lok Sabha polls were being switched. “Worrying that despite solid evidence about EVMs being switched, @ECISVEEP hasnt clarified any […]

Minto Circle School directed to charge fee as per old structure

Minto Circle School directed to charge fee as per old structure

SRINAGAR: A team of officers of Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) Tuesday inspected the Minto Circle School, Allochibagh, Srinagar after receiving a complaint from the parents of the students about arbitrary fee hike in the school without the approval of the Fee Fixation Committee, Jammu & Kashmir, Srinagar. The officials discussed the matter with […]

Sehrai hails UN for seeking details on Kashmir killings

Sehrai hails UN for seeking details on Kashmir killings

Srinagar: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai on Tuesday hailed the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for seeking details from India on Kashmir killings since 1990. He also slammed the government of India for calling it “a closed chapter”. In a statement, Sehrai also hailed the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) and […]

Congratulates KU for achieving A+ NAAC grade

SRINAGAR: Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, has congratulated the University of Kashmir for achieving A+ Grade accreditation from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). In a message, Ganai, who is Advisor in-charge Higher Education, lauded the efforts of Vice Chancellor, Prof Talat Ahmad, his colleagues and staff for the A+ accreditation which, […]

Div Com reviews arrangements for Mela Kheer Bhawani

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Tuesday convened a meeting to review the arrangements for Mela Kheer-Bhawani which will be celebrated across the valley on June 10. The meeting was informed that the Mela Kheer-Bhavani will be celebrated at Tulmulla in Ganderbal district. Threadbare discussions were held about lodging, STP work, de-silting of […]

KCCI concerned over lease of Zakura land to paramilitary

KCCI concerned over lease of Zakura land to paramilitary

Srinagar: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has expressed concern at the decision of the Governor’s Administration to lease out 60 kanals of industrial land to the government forces, and noted that, if needed, it would approach the High Court in this regard. A spokesperson of the KCCI stated that the business community […]

HC overturns PSA on Masarat Alam passed while earlier in force

HC overturns PSA on Masarat Alam passed while earlier in force

Srinagar: The J&K High Court has overturned 37th Public Safety Act (PSA) order against Muslim League Chairman Masarat Alam Bhat on the ground that the detention order has been passed during concurrence of earlier detention order while no fresh activity has been attributed to him. The detention order No.90/DMB/PSA/2018 dated 13.11.2018, passed by District Magistrate […]

PVWT demands ban on use of pellet guns in Kashmir

PVWT demands ban on use of pellet guns in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Pellet Victims Welfare Trust (PVWT) on Monday held a peaceful protest demonstration in Srinagar demanding ban on the use of pellet guns in Kashmir. Scores of pellets victims from various districts of the valley assembled in press enclave here holding placards which read “Pellet Gun Lethal Weapon”, “Ban on pellet gun”, “Stop use of […]