‘Programme launched in JK, Ladakh for better management of biomedical equipment’

JAMMU: The J&K National Health Mission has launched a programme for better management and maintenance of biomedical equipment in the health facilities of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, an official said. The Biomedical Equipment Management and Maintenance Programme (BEMMP) was launched by Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education Department, Atal Dulloo, who was the chief […]

Fulfil goals of oath: DGP to fresh recruits

SRINAGAR: The Director General of Police Dilbag Singh thanked the government, especially Lt. Governor GC Murmu for taking keen interest in Police welfare. He said Lt. Governor visited the police headquarters on the very first day of the opening of offices in winter capital, which reflects his concern for the welfare of police force. Singh […]

1 person killed in Uri snow avalanche

BARAMULLA: One person was killed in Jabri area in Uri near Line of Control after he along with his associate was caught in a snow avalanche in the nearby forest. According to locals, Mohammad Ismail Jinder along with Amjad Ahmad Sood had gone to woods to extract firewood but got caught in an avalanche. After […]

Drivers of private school stage protest in Baramulla

BARAMULLA: A protest was Monday held outside the District Development Commissioner Baramulla office by the drivers of a leading private school seeking immediate release of their salaries. The drivers working at SRM Welkin School who were more than 20 in number assembled outside the office and sought intervention of administration for early release of their […]

Snowfall aftermath: Power, water shortage hit north Kashmir villages

Efforts being made to restore essential services, says officials

Snowfall aftermath: Power, water shortage hit north Kashmir villages

BARAMULLA: Several villages in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district have been hit by power and water shortage due to recent snowfall and the residents slam administration for failing to restore essential services. The worst hit areas are Pattan and LoC in Uri and Kupwara. Over 40 villages in Pattan are yet to receive power and water […]

Play to retell story of Kashmiri poet Habba Khatoun

NEW DELHI: The story of 16th century Kashmiri poet Habba Khatoun will be the central theme of “Zoon Noor Kashmir Ka”, Aadyam’s closing play for its fifth edition. Written and directed by playwright Purva Naresh, the Hindi musical revolving around the life of Khatoun, the “nightingale of Kashmir”, will be staged here at Kamani auditorium […]

Govt to set up buffer zones around water bodies to check illegal encroachment

Govt to set up buffer zones around water bodies to check illegal encroachment

SRINAGAR: For the first-time, government is going to set up green belt areas or buffer zones around the water bodies in Kashmir to curb illegal encroachment of land and preserve the habitat for long term management. The official at Srinagar Development Authority said that setting up buffer zones will add aesthetic value to the area. […]

Militant killed in Ganderbal buried at Baramulla

BARAMULA: An unidentified militant killed in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal area was buried at Gantamula graveyard in north Kashmir Baramulla on late Tuesday. During the search operation, militants fired upon the forces that was retaliated leading to an encounter. Earlier, the police had said that the identity and affiliation of the killed militant was being ascertained. […]

6-year-old raped, killed in Samba, accused arrested: Police

6-year-old raped, killed in Samba, accused arrested: Police

JAMMU: A six-year-old tribal girl, hailing from Madhya Pradesh, was allegedly raped and killed by a youth from her own community in Samba district, a police official said on Tuesday. The 23-year-old accused, identified as Vishal alias “Chotu”, was arrested and booked in the case, the official said. The incident took place at a slum […]

Kashmiris ardent readers of good literature: Kotru

SRINAGAR: While praising the cultural heritage of Kashmir, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Nirupama KotruWednesday said that people of Kashmir are ardent readers and have always loved to read good stuff. She said that Kashmiri folk tales are so rich that people world over read them with great admiration. She said that there is no […]