NC lauds philanthropic effort in mitigating peoples’ sufferings

  Provincial President Youth National Conference Jammu, Ajaz Jan on Friday lauded the philanthropic effort of voluntary organizations to serve people in need, especially during natural calamities, saying that this is imperative for reducing human sufferings.  “Voluntary and non-governmental organizations can play their vital role in providing succor to those in distress, especially during natural […]

CEO, Div Com review arrangements for Amarnath Yatra

The arrangements for Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra, 2017 were reviewed at a high level meeting held, here today. The meeting was co-chaired by Chief Executive Shri Amarnath Shrine Board, Officer Umang Narula and Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Dr Pawan Kotwal to discuss the necessary services being put in place for the annual pilgrimage.  Members of Civil […]

Editorial: Students must not suffer

It is quite disheartening that the functioning of educational institutions suffered a great deal during the month of April due to a variety of reasons. First, a lot of educational institutions in Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal districts were closed due to parliamentary by-poll. Not only were scores of schools closed on eve of the election, […]

Joint separatist camp calls for a complete shutdown on Sunday to protest Kupwara killing

The joint separatist camp has called for a complete  shutdown on Sunday to protest the killing of an elderly man in Panzgam Kupwara by the government forces, sources said. While talking to reporters, a Hurriyat (G) member said that the shutdown is to “protest the highhandedness of government forces as they continue to kill, injure and maim Kashmiris […]

KU VC visits South Campus, addresses conference

Jammu and Kashmir has huge potential for establishment of world-class enterprises and there is a need to change the mind-set and provide practical exposure to students on entrepreneurship development, Vice-Chancellor of University of Kashmir Prof Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi has said. Addressing valedictory function of two-day national-level conference “Entrepreneurship opportunities and Challenges in the Contemporary World”, […]

JK govt must change mind-set towards ongoing crisis: Mirwaiz

After not being allowed to offer prayers for the past seven consecutive Fridays as he was under house arrest, Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, addressed a congregation at Jamia Masjid. He termed the ongoing resistance movement of the people of Kashmir as spontaneous and said it was time that the Centre recognized this […]

Engage separatists for a meaningful dialogue: Soz

Senior Congress leader and former union minister, Saifuddin Soz, on Friday, said that the civil society is aghast as to why Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, did not react positively to the situation in Kashmir and attempted to convert the challenge into an ‘opportunity’. Soz said, “I spent some time in Delhi recently and tried to […]

Killing 60-year-old man worst form of state-terrorism: Jama’at-e-Islami

Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir condemned the killing of ’60-year-old’ Mohammad Yousuf Bhat of Panzgam Kupwara by government forces and termed it “worst face of state terrorism.” Jama’at spokesperson in a statement said that, “government forces have made a routine to resort indiscriminate use of pellets and bullets upon peaceful and innocent Kashmiris to muzzle their […]