Doctors stage protest against proposed move to pool J&K PG medical seats in all-India quota

Doctors stage protest against proposed move to pool J&K PG medical seats in all-India quota

Jammu: Doctors on Thursday staged a protest against the Jammu and Kashmir administration’s proposed move to pool 50 per cent post-graduate seats from Government Medical College (GMC) and all seats of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences for all-India quota this year. Accompanied by medical students, the doctors staged a protest in front of the GMC […]

China ‘largest security anxiety’ for Australia, India: Australian Dy PM

China ‘largest security anxiety’ for Australia, India: Australian Dy PM

New Delhi: China is the “largest security anxiety” for Australia and India and Beijing’s actions along the Line of Actual Control in 2020 as well as in South China Sea were reflective of its increasing assertiveness, and like-minded countries must work together in the face of such challenges, Australian Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles said […]

Will approach international community for asylum: Kashmiri Pandit employees

Will approach international community for asylum: Kashmiri Pandit employees

Srinagar: Kashmiri Pandit employees on Monday threatened to appeal to international human rights organisations for asylum if the central government failed to relocate them from the Valley in the wake of attacks on minorities. The employees, recruited under PM Package, have been protesting since the killing of one of their colleagues Rahul Bhat inside his […]

Release Kashmiri youths lodged in prisons of the country: NC

Release Kashmiri youths lodged in prisons of the country: NC

Srinagar: National Conference on Sunday asked the government to release jailed Kashmiri youths lodged in prisons in different parts of the country. Party leader and Lok Sabha MP Hasnain Masoodi said while it was quite gladdening to see Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting his mother at her residence in Gandhinagar as she entered the 100th […]

Govt terminates 112 doctors for ‘unauthorised’ absence

Govt terminates 112 doctors for ‘unauthorised’ absence

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday terminated 112 doctors for “unauthorised” absence from their service, officials said. The state government issued four notices on Monday in this regard against those doctors who have been absent for a long period from the service without any authorisation. Of the lot, 12 doctors were terminated for […]

Mehbooba says ban on Falah-e-Aam schools ‘another form of atrocity’

Mehbooba says ban on Falah-e-Aam schools ‘another form of atrocity’

Srinagar: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said that the ban on schools run by Falah-e-Aam Trust (FAT), an affiliate of banned Jamaat-e-Islami, is “another form of atrocity” inflicted on the people of Jammu and Kashmir to “sabotage” their future. After land ownership, resources and jobs, the last “target” is education, she said. More than […]

AAP calls for restoration of democratic govt in JK

AAP calls for restoration of democratic govt in JK

Jammu: Senior AAP leader and former minister Harsh Dev Singh on Sunday demanded the restoration of a democratic government in Jammu and Kashmir to end the proxy rule of the Centre. He said the BJP-led central government has failed to deliver and to redeem its promises and was trying hard to buy time and thereby […]

Farooq withdraws his name from consideration as joint opposition’s presidential candidate

Farooq withdraws his name from consideration as joint opposition’s presidential candidate

Srinagar: Former chief minister Farooq Abdullah Saturday withdrew his name as the potential joint opposition candidate for the upcoming presidential elections, saying he has a “lot more active politics” ahead of him, and that he wanted to contribute in navigating the Union Territory through the current “critical juncture”. The 84-year-old Abdullah is the second political […]

Avoid planning stays in Pangong Lake area without prior booking: Ladakh admin to tourists

Avoid planning stays in Pangong Lake area without prior booking: Ladakh admin to tourists

Leh: Amid complaints of tourists facing hardships in getting accommodation in high-altitude areas due to a heavy rush, authorities in Ladakh have advised holidaymakers not to plan a stay in the Pangong Lake area without a prior booking. The tourism department Ladakh also advised the tourists not to travel to high-altitude areas like Khardongla, Changla, […]

Assembly elections in J&K possibly by year-end, says Rajnath

Assembly elections in J&K possibly by year-end, says Rajnath

Jammu: In the first indication of a timeline for assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir since it was downgraded to a Union Territory, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said there is a possibility of holding the polls “by this year-end”. Addressing a function here to celebrate the 200th year of the coronation of Maharaja […]