Aspirants rue delay in selection list for F&ES posts

Aspirants rue delay in selection list for F&ES posts

SRINAGAR: Six years after the first notification (now scrapped) for several jobs in the Fire and Emergency Services (F&ES) department was issued, aspirants are ruing the delay in selection. The department has since re-advertised the posts on court orders and held new tests, but the delay in notifying the selection list is angering the candidates, […]

Five shops gutted in Sopore

Five shops gutted in Sopore

Baramulla: At least five shops were gutted in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday. Official sources said that fire broke out in a three-story shopping complex at Iqbal Market in Sopore in wee hours on Wednesday, in which five shops were gutted and goods worth lakhs of rupees were destoryed. Fire tenders […]

J&K fire services bats for setting up dog squad

J&K fire services bats for setting up dog squad

JAMMU: Against the death of two members of fire and emergency services during an avalanche at Jawahar Tunnel, the department has advocated for setting up of dog squad to search the rescue teams. “Very soon the department would be sending a proposal to the State Government for procuring 4 Belgian Shepherd pups to set up […]

Five shops gutted in Uri

Five shops gutted in Uri

Baramulla: Five shops were gutted in border town Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Sunday night. Official sources said that fire broke out inside a shop near police station Uri at around 2 am, and engulfed four other shops till the fire fighters reached the spot. Goods worth lakhs of rupess were turned into […]

Fire & Emergency Services exams: Police says no mass copying

Srin agar: It has come to the notice of the board members conducting recruitment for various categories of candidates for the Fire and Emergency Department that some mischievous elements have recently circulated some manipulated photograph on social media, alleging mass copying. Some newspapers have also carried the news that some candidates have protested in press […]

Lack of fire gaps compound problems for firemen in old city

Lack of fire gaps compound problems for firemen in old city

SRINAGAR: Lack of fire gaps in congested localities of Srinagar is turning into a fire-fighting nightmare while municipal officials say residents are not giving heed to fire gap rules during construction. The building rules specify a fire gap of eight to ten feet between two houses, but with land scarcity in the city, most residents […]

JKFES staring at alarming staff shortage as older personnel near retirement with no new recruitments

JKFES staring at alarming staff shortage as older personnel near retirement with no new recruitments

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Fire and Emergency Services (JKFES) department is facing a staff shortage of nearly 1,300 employees, out of a required strength of over 3,500, to handle emergency situations over an area of 294 square kilometers. The shortfall includes officials, fire-fighters and drivers as large numbers of the department’s employees have either […]

Five persons injured while dousing fire in Budgam

Five persons injured while dousing fire in Budgam

BUDGAM: At least five people suffered burn injuries in a fire incident at Wahpora in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Tuesday, officials said. On Tuesday morning at around 9:30 am fire erupted in Wahpora village, twelve kilometres away from Budgam main town, which engulfed a double storey residential houses, reducing all valuable belongings to ashes. […]

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