Tainted officer likely to be made boss of corruption-ridden JKPCC

Tainted officer likely to be made boss of corruption-ridden JKPCC

SRINAGAR: An engineer with a murky background is slated to take over as Managing Director (MD) of Jammu and Kashmir Project Construction Corporation (JKPCC), which recently saw its MD, Dilip Thusoo, removed on charges of corruption. Sources in the JKPCC told Kashmir Reader that Viqar Shonthu, who was directly inducted as General Manager (GM) in […]

Bar condemns threatening of Gujjars in Hiranagar, demands police protection for them

Bar condemns threatening of Gujjars in Hiranagar, demands police protection for them

SRINAGAR: J&K High Court Bar Association Srinagar, has strongly condemned the “act of profiling and threatening of members of Gujjar community of Hiranagar area by Kant Kumar Thapa, the Kolah village Sarpanch of Hira Nagar who is reportedly associated with Congress Party, for raising their voice against the kidnapping, raping and murdering of an eight-year-old […]

China has ‘adopted’ Masood Azhar, says Akhtar

China has ‘adopted’ Masood Azhar, says Akhtar

SRINAGAR: China’s vetoing of the United Nation’s move to designate Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist” is not happening without reason, as the militant outfit has been “adopted” by China, according to government spokesperson Naeem Akhtar. “China has been regularly vetoing attempts to designate him (Azhar) as a terrorist in the United Nations. […]

KEG, KWJA aghast at NIA’s new definition of journalist

KEG, KWJA aghast at NIA’s new definition of journalist

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) and the Kashmir Working Journalists Association (KWJA) on Tuesday strongly reacted to the new definition of a journalist detailed in the charge sheet filed by the National Investigation Agency against jailed Kashmir photojournalist Kamran Yousuf. “If the cops are supposed to define the roles and responsibilities of the journalists, […]

Class XI to have board exams this year: Bukhari

Class XI to have board exams this year: Bukhari

JAMMU: Minister for Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari Tuesday said that the government has decided to reintroduce board exams for class 11 from the current session. He also said that the education regulatory mechanism would be strengthened to keep check on the functioning of private educational institutions within Jammu and Kashmir and those offering courses […]

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