Cong questions CEO on failure to hold polls for vacant panchayat seats

Cong questions CEO on failure to hold polls for vacant panchayat seats

Jammu: The Congress on Tuesday questioned the chief electoral officer over announcement of elections to the posts of BDC chairperson in Jammu and Kashmir, saying if the condition was conducive for holding polls, then why were 60 per cent of panchayat seats in the valley vacant since ten months. A notification was issued on Tuesday […]

‘Wall of Kindness’ hit by shutdown

‘Wall of Kindness’ hit by shutdown

SRINAGAR: The “Wall of Kindness” has been hit by continuous shutdown, which has crippled the life in Kashmir. This campaign was started by a group of people in Srinagar in the year 2018 for the betterment of needy people. This concept has started in Turkey and it has spread to the other parts of the […]

Move offices to close on Oct 25; Reopen in Jammu on Nov 4

Move offices to close on Oct 25; Reopen in Jammu on Nov 4

Jammu:As part of the bi-annual “Darbar Move”, under which the Jammu and Kashmir government functions for six months each in Jammu and Srinagar, all move offices, including the civil secretariat and the Raj Bhavan, will close in Srinagar on October 25-26 and reopen in Jammu on November 4, an official order said on Tuesday. This […]

Kreeri man duped of Rs 83 lakh by woman

Kreeri man duped of Rs 83 lakh by woman

Srinagar/Jammu: A man from north Kashmir has allegedly been duped of Rs 83 lakh by a woman who befriended him through Facebook, a spokesman of the Crime Branch said on Tuesday. He said the victim is a resident of Kreeri village of Baramulla and recently lodged the complaint with the crime branch. The spokesperson said […]

Body of second militant found in Kangan

Srinagar: Government forces on Tuesday found the body of an unidentified militant in the forest area of Kangan in Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir, taking the total number of militants killed in the four-day-old operation to two. “The body of a terrorist was recovered from Gangabal area where an operation was launched on September […]

Jamia Millia extends admission date for Kashmir students to Oct 10

Srinagar: The Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi has extended the last date for admission formalities for students from Kashmir to October 10. The relaxation has been granted in view of communications blockade in Kashmir to students who have qualified the entrance exams, but could not contact the University authorities and complete admission formalities by stipulated time. […]

BSF soldier wounded along LoC in Poonch

Jammu: A BSF soldier was injured as the Pakistani Army targeted forward posts and villages in Kathua and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir with mortar shells and small arms fire, officials said on Tuesday. Constable Abishek Roy received splinter injuries when a mortar shell exploded near his post at Manyari in Hiranagar sector of […]

Communications blockade derails online attendance monitoring project at schools

Communications blockade derails online attendance monitoring project at schools

Srinagar: The communications clampdown in Kashmir since August 5 has left an ambitious project of the School Education Department to monitor attendance of teachers online on real time basis non-functional. As reported by Kashmir Reader in June, the project to monitor the attendance of teachers at Kashmir schools had been introduced on pilot basis at […]

BDC polls in J&K on Oct 24; To be held on party lines

Mir Iqbal Srinagar: The elections for Block Development Council (BDC) in J&K would be held on October 24, Chief Electoral Office (CEO), Shailendra Kumar announced Sunday. The Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj earlier issued SRO 522 dated 03-09-2019, notifying the Block Development Councils along with their constituent panchayat halqas. Kumar said elections for chairperson […]

4 civilians injured along LoC in Poonch

Jammu: Three women and a child were injured as Pakistan violated ceasefire for the second consecutive day on Sunday in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, an official said. The Pakistan Army resorted to mortar shelling and small arms firing on forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Balakote area of […]