Div Com Kashmir administers pledge on ‘Constitution Day’

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today held a pledge ceremony for justice, liberty and equality, to celebrate Constitution Day – 2019 also known as Samvidhan Divas. This day is celebrated every year on November 26 in the country. On this day Dr. B.R Ambedkar, the author of the Constitution, is remembered. On November […]

HC disposes PIL on stone quarrying

Directs govt no extraction takes place in forests

RINAGAR: While disposing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) on illegal stone quarrying, the J&K High Court on Monday directed the government to ensure no such illegal activity is carried within the forested area. The direction came after senior Additional Advocate General (AAG) B A Dar submitted in the court that the stone quarrying within the […]

Youth arrested with grenade at Baramulla

BARAMULLA: Police on Monday claimed to have arrested a youth along with grenade during a recruitment process for railway police. The youth has been identified as Umar Faooq, resident of Rafiabad. The youth, according to police, was also a part of the recruitment drive held at Kralhar area under the railways. During search, grenade was […]

BSNL exchange Pattan non-functional, locals express dismay

BARAMULLA: Locals in north Kashmir’s Pattan said that the BSNL exchange in their area has become non-functional and “nothing is done to restore it”. They said that the exchange was initially set to cater to more than 1000 customers, but the services are in complete disarray. “The exchange does not even operate during power cuts,” […]

Illegal timber seized at Khonmoh

PULWAMA: About 337 cubic feet of illegal timber was seized at Khonmoh by Forest Division Awantipora on Sunday. A team of forest officials raided Anmol industries ITI complex SIDCO phase 2-3 and seized 307 cft of timber along with 37 feet of Kail varieties of timber along with three bandsaws. The seizure, according to officials, […]

Shopian villages without road connectivity

SHOPIAN: Around five tribal villages in south Kashmir’s Shopian are without road connectivity and the locals said they are forced to carry ailing patients and expected mothers on wooden stretches. The villagers said administration has forgotten their villages, and “they have forgotten the concept of road”. “Last year, a temporary bridge was laid on the […]

Uri villages cut-off by mudslides after incessant rains

BARAMULLA: Incessant rains have cut-off two villages in north Kashmir’s Uri due to mudslides. Chutranda and Batgram villages near LoC have lost contact with the outside world causing disruption of essential supplies. The locals demand early restoration of road connectivity so that they can get winter supplies. They said that connectivity is vital for them […]

NC seeks comprehensive package for cancer patients in JK

JAMMU: National Conference provincial president Devender Singh Rana on Saturday sought a comprehensive package for treatment of cancer patients in Jammu and Kashmir, saying the disease has taken “alarming proportions” over the years. “There is an immense and urgent need of a package covering diagnosis and post-diagnostic care of patients to combat the disease,” Rana […]

IIT Kanpur extends dates of JAM applications for JK students

JAMMU: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has re-opened the window of receiving application from Jammu and Kashmir students with effect from 22nd of November to 28th November for appearing in the JAM 2020 to be held on 9th Feb 2020 in view of the unavailability of the net connectivity in J&K. The aspirants […]

Shopian villages get contaminated water due to defunct reservoir

People slam authorities for not paying heed to their woes

SHOPIAN: Several villages in south Kashmir’s Shopian said they are being supplied contaminated water by Public Health Engineering department (PHE) “as the water reservoir has gone defunct” – which is not being restored despite repeated appeals. Residents of Aloora, Sulbhatpora and Dairpora alleged that the drinking water provided by PHE is highly unhygienic. They said […]