Electrocuted PDD employee succumbs at SKIMS

SRINAGAR: An employee of Power Development Department (PDD) who was electrocuted on January 17 succumbed to his injuries at SKIMS here on Sunday. Sameer Ahmad Raina son of Abdul Gani Raina resident of Warpow, Ganderbal who was electrocuted while repairing electric transmission line, succumbed to his injuries this morning at SKIMS Soura. A case stands […]

Anganwadi workers protest for salaries, regularisation

Anganwadi workers protest for salaries, regularisation

SRINAGAR: Anganwadi workers on Saturday staged a protest here to demand their pending salaries and regularisation of services. Under the banner of All Jammu and Kashmir Anganwadi workers and Helpers Union, a group of Anganwadi workers held a protest demonstration at Press Enclave here. They said they have not been paid salaries for the last […]

Unaccountable government forces going berserk, says Khan

Unaccountable government forces going berserk, says Khan

SRINAGAR: Chairman National Front, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, on Saturday said the government forces and their “local collaborators” have become habitual of killing innocent and unarmed Kashmiri youths, as “there is no one to make them accountable for such killings”. “India and its local collaborators want Kashmiri people bleed so that their sentiment of freedom becomes […]

Hurriyat (G) leaders pay homage to Commander Chopan

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (G) leaders on Saturday paid homage to Al-Fatah commander, Mohammad Yousuf Chopan, who, it said, was killed in forces’ custody in 2000. According to a statement issued here, the leaders, while offering special prayers for Chopan, vowed to protect sacrifices of martyrs “so that freedom is achieved”. They said the Kashmir dispute […]

Clashes erupt in old Srinagar

Clashes erupt in old Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Old Srinagar on Friday witnessed clashes between youths and protests. After the prayers, a number of youths, carrying flags of Pakistan and Palestine and raising pro-freedom slogans, appeared in the streets at Nowahatta. Police and paramilitary CRPF men fired tear smoke canisters at them, triggering clashes. The clashes spread to the adjoining areas and […]

HC stays denial of transfer policy benefits to RETs

HC stays denial of transfer policy benefits to RETs

SRINAGAR: The High Court on Thursday stayed Education Department’s direction denying Rehbar-e-Taleem Teachers benefits of the recently-announced transfer policy for teachers in the state. Hearing a petition filed by members of ReT and regularised ReTs union, a bench of Justice Tashi Rabstan also issued notice to commissioner secretary to Education Department and director School Education, […]

‘Cashless’ Floriculture Department hands over Pratap Park to India’s tobacco giant for development

‘Cashless’ Floriculture Department hands over  Pratap Park to India’s tobacco giant for development

SRINAGAR: The state’s Floriculture Department has handed over the famous Pratap Park in the summer capital to Godfrey Philips India Ltd, a leading tobacco manufacturer of India, for development. The move has been taken after the department failed to develop the park, located in Srinagar’s commercial hub Lal Chowk, in the recent years. “There was […]

Assistant Professor Recruitment: HC gives breather to Ph D candidates barred by PSC

Assistant Professor Recruitment: HC gives breather to Ph D candidates barred by PSC

SRINAGAR: In a breather to Ph D holders barred by J&K Public Service Commission for want of certificates, conforming with  UGC’s 2009 regulation, the high court has directed the recruiting agency to conduct their interviews for the Assistant Professor posts, notwithstanding the  closure of the interview date. However, a single bench of Justice Ali Mohammad […]

Soften your stand against students, Hurriyat (G) tells KGP authorities

Soften your stand against students, Hurriyat (G) tells KGP authorities

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) on Wednesday appealed the management of the Kashmir Government Polytechnic (KGP) to “soften its harsh stand” with regard to the students who have been asked not to sit in the upcoming semester examination for shortage in attendance. Notably, scores of KGP students on Tuesday held a protest demonstration as they were […]

Gaw Kadal massacre: It was Jagmohan’s handiwork, says Aga Hassan

Gaw Kadal massacre: It was Jagmohan’s handiwork, says Aga Hassan

Srinagar: Paying rich tributes to the martyrs of Gawkadal massacre, senior Hurriyat (G) leader and president Anjaman-e-Sharishian Aga Syed Hasan Almosvi Alsafvi on Wednesday said that the massacre was the handiwork of infamous Governor Jagmohan. He said that the Gawkadal massacre was the first incident in Kashmir that exposed the shoddy policies of India towards […]