People fear renting properties to non-locals amid killings

ANANTNAG: Following the abrogation of Article-370, people here in south Kashmir were reluctant to rent their properties to non-locals, but with the killings of outsiders by unidentified gunmen in Pulwama and Shopian districts of the region, they are now fearful of doing the same. Non-locals from different states of India flock to Kashmir and work […]

Board exams: DC Anantnag urges officials to ensure peaceful atmosphere

ANANTNAG: Deputy Commissioner Anantnag, Khalid Jahangir Sunday reviewed the arrangements for the board examination starting from October 29 and urged the officials to ensure peaceful atmosphere. He stressed for close coordination among various stakeholders with greater synergy and added zeal for the free, fair and successful conduct of the exams. He urged the concerned officers […]

Pulwama man with 40 percent disability languishing under PSA

Pulwama man with 40 percent disability languishing under PSA

PADGAMPORA: A 30-year-old man with 40 percent disability booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) is languishing in jail for more than two months. Shabir Ahmad Wani, a tailor hailing from Padgampora village of police district Awantipora, is also the lone bread earner for a family of nine. Shabir was picked up from his home in […]

JK man gets 10 years in jail in arms case

DARBHANGA (BIHAR): A Jammu and Kashmir man from whom arms and ammunition were recovered in 2016 was sent to 10 years in jail by a court in Bihar’s Darbhanga district on Friday. Additional District and Sessions Judge (IV) Inayat Kareem held Upendra Singh Thakur alias Sardar Singh guilty under different sections of Arms Act and […]

Constitute flying squads to prevent copying in Bord exams: Div Com to DCs

SRINAGAR: Ahead of BOSE exams, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan Saturday asked Divisional Commissioner’s to constitute flying squads to check and prevent copying at the examination centres. Khan made these directions while chairing a meeting to review arrangements for upcoming Board of School Education (BOSE) examinations – which will commence from October 29 across […]

SAC Decisions: 31 accounts officer posts approved for police dept

SRINAGAR: The State Administrative Council (SAC) has approved creation of 31 posts of accounts officers in the Police Department. SAC approved creation of 6 posts of accounts officers by corresponding reduction of 6 posts of assistant accounts officers in the offices of ADGP Armed, J&K, ADGP Security, ADGP CID, J&K, IGP Crime, J&K, IGP Telecom, […]

16 new teaching posts created for GMCs of Jammu, Srinagar

SRINAGAR: The State Administrative Council (SAC) Saturday accorded sanction to the creation of 16 (sixteen) posts of Professors and Associate Professors in different specialties in Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu and Government Medical College, (GMC) Srinagar. The posts include one post of Professor each in the disciplines of Pediatrics, Radio-Diagnosis, Pharmacology and Cardiology, one post […]

DNB courses at tertiary, district hospitals passed

SRINAGAR: The State Administrative Council (SAC) has accorded sanction to the start of DNB (Diplomats of National Board) Courses in the Tertiary Level and District Hospitals of the Jammu and Kashmir. To address the shortage of specialists in rural/peripheral set-ups, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has authorized the National Board […]

Transgenders to figure separately in Census-2021

Transgenders to figure separately in Census-2021

SRINAGAR: The transgender community of India will figure separately in Census-2021 that is held by the office of registrar general and census, Government of India (GoI), an official said. The census will also include Aadhaar column so that the surveyor will keep a tab on doubling of the population. Census includes two parts – House-listing […]

Advisor Ganai bats for technological education

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai has said that technology is the future and we are in the age of big data analytics, artificial intelligence and robotics – which holds the key to the development and progress of any nation in future. He stated this at University of Kashmir on Thursday. Former UGC chairman […]