14 officials suspended in Budgam
Srinagar, Dec 28:  To ensure punctuality and regularity in the offices of district Budgam, Additional District Development Commissioner, Budgam conducted surprise inspections of various offices here today. During the inspection 14 officials were found unauthorizedly absent from duty More

Azad meets militancy-victim boy at Pune
Srinagar, Dec 28: Minister for Health and Family welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad today met militancy victim boy from Jammu and Kashmir Joginder Singh who is residing in Pune.  “Azad had intervened after 15 members of Joginder Singh’s family were killed in a militant attack at village Lehuta in Tehsil More

Zaffar Bhat for lasting solution to K-issue
Srinagar, Dec 28:  Urging both India and Pakistan to include people of Jammu Kashmir in the on-going negotiations, the Jammu Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM) chairman Zafar Akbar Bhat stressed that for honourable  and lasting solution of Kashmir issue.  Addressing a public gathering More

ML concerned at falling health of Dr Faktoo, Masrat
Srinagar, Dec 28: The Muslim League Jammu Kashmir leader Muhammad Rafiq Ganai on Friday expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health of incarcerated party leaders: Dr Muhammad Qasim Faktoo and Masrat Alam Bhat, in jail, accusing the government of deliberately playing with their life. & More

2 mobile Lok Adalats held
Srinagar, Dec 28: Two mobile Lok Adalats were held at  Pattan Tapper and Sopore on Friday. A statement said both the Lok Adalats were presided over  by Sub Judge Pattan, Muhammad Anwar Alnasir while as Advocate M Shafi PArray and Advocate Abdul Ahad Bhat were members respectively More

EEU to go on indefinite strike from Jan 1
Srinagar, Dec 28: The J&K Electrical Employees Union has said it will go on an indefinite strike from January 1, 2013 against Chief Engineer’s move to attach class 4th employees of Kashmir to Jammu. The Union spokesperson said: “M&RE wing Chief Engineer has attached the class 4th More

CSFK welcomes decision on promotion of docs
Srinagar, Dec 28: Civil Society Forum Kashmir (CSFK) has welcomed the government decision which minimizes the qualifying service period for promotion of doctors in the twin Government Medical and Dental Colleges in Srinagar and Jammu. In a statement issued here, the Forum said the decision More

Banday promoted as spl secretary
Srinagar: Secretary Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) Tariq Ahmad Banday has been promoted as special secretary.  According to an order issued by the Law Department on Friday, Banday will continue to remain as secretary SHRC till further orders.   Banday More

Stop constructions on agri land in Anantnag: DDC to officials


Islamabad (Anantnag), Dec 28: The District Development Commissioner (DDC), Anantnag, Farooq Ahmad Shah has directed the revenue officials to prevent constructions on agricultural land and encroachments in the district. Convening a meeting of revenue officials and Tehsildars of the district More

13 quarters gutted in Pahalgam
Islamabad (Anantnag), Dec 28: About 13 residential quarters, meant for the employees of Pahalgam Municipal Committee, were gutted early Friday in Pahalgam. Reports said that the fire, apparently triggered by an short circuit, started from one of the residential quarters in the sweeper colony More

  • Kashmir

Fresh snowfall in upper reaches, rains lash plains

Snow Adds Color To New Year Festivities At Gulmarg


Srinagar, Dec 28: While the plains in Kashmir received light rainfall, heavy snowfall was Friday recorded in the upper reaches including the world-famous tourist resort of Gulmarg.  Kargil, Drass More

  • Srinagar City

LD hospital sans round-the-clock heating arrangements

Patients shiver in freezing cold



Srinagar, Dec 28: In a surprising move which is taking a heavy toll on patients including newborns in freezing cold, authorities at the Kashmir’s lone maternity hospital Lal Ded here operate the heating More

  • Jammu

Highway closed on Friday evening


Ramban, Dec 28: Fresh snowfall and slippery road conditions led to the closure of Jammu-Srinagar highway on Friday evening. However, officials said the situation will be reviewed Saturday morning keeping More

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