KU ‘reluctant’ to run human rights course

Varsity Authorities Indecisive On Taking Financial Assistance From UGC


Srinagar, Dec 30:  Kashmir University authorities are indecisive on accepting the financial assistance from the University Grants Commission (UGC) for running a human rights course at the varsity. The UGC has invited proposals from all educational institutes across India for the year More

School Safety: JK Govt fails to avail funds under vital scheme

NSSP A Damp Squib, Courtesy ‘Official Apathy, Inefficiency’


Srinagar, Dec 30: Despite the State falling under ‘high-risk earthquake zone’, the J&K Government is delaying the implementation of the National School Safety Programme, drawing flak from people. The programme is aimed at ensuring safety of children in across J&K.  The NSSP is a 100 More

Beerwah hospital: Lakhs withdrawn as salary in favour of ‘non-existent’ medicos

Sufferers Seek Probe Into ‘Scandal’ Involving Millions Of Rupees, Top Officials


Srinagar, Dec 30: What could turn out to be a scandal in the State Health Department involving some top officers and officials, lakhs of rupees have been withdrawn from salary accounts of doctors and paramedical staff in Beerwah Hospital through double withdrawals and put in the accounts of ‘non-existent More

2010 killings: ‘What happened to perpetrators of violence?’
Srinagar, Dec 30: Recalling the unfortunate incidents of violence of 2010 unrest that led to killing of over 100 civilians in Kashmir, the CPI (M) State Secretary Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami Sunday said even after two years people are waiting for answers as to “what happened to perpetrators of the violence More

Pickle King of Kashmir tells a tale of optimism


Srinagar, Dec 30:  Kashmir is replete with stories of trauma, pain and lost hope, but a man, determined to fight all odds, is a living example of optimism, faith and progress – setting benchmarks for others to follow. The 66-year-old pickle shop owner, Haji Ghulam Qadir Senoo, popularly More

Gundi Panah Middle School Building ‘Unsafe’


Budgam, Dec 30: A school in Gundi Panah village in this central Kashmir district is under construction for the past four years. Upgraded as Middle School some years back, the School falling in Hardpanzoo zone continues to operate from two-room Auqaaf building.  160 students are accommodated More

Hurriyat (G) censures Musharraf formula

‘It Is Deceptive; UN Resolutions Only Solution To Kashmir’

Srinagar, Dec 30: The Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani Sunday said the former Pakistan President’s Four-Point Formula on Kashmir was “not a practicable solution to the dispute.”  In a statement here, the Hurriyat (G) spokesman Ayaz Akbar said the “Musharraf formula is not clear More

Amid ‘grand alliance’ talk in JK, no takers for expelled BJP members

NC, Congress, PDP ‘Hope To Win All 11 Seats In Jammu’


Srinagar, Dec 30: While Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s ‘grand alliance’ remarks have already triggered a debate in political circles in J&K, seven seats of the expelled BJP legislators in Jammu have “become a bone of contention” for all three major political parties—National Conference, Congress More

11350 students appear in UGC-NET at KU
Srinagar, Dec 30: More than 11,000 students Sunday appeared in the National Eligibility Test of the University Grants Commission at the University of Kashmir. The test was conducted by the Department of Chemistry, which is the nodal agency for holding the examination in Kashmir.  More

Mir, Asiya, Zafar support Dec 31 strike call


Srinagar, Dec 30: The strike call given by the Hurriyat Conference (G) and Hurriyat Conference (M) on December 31 against the “unprovoked firing by the forces” on civilians in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district received support from various separatist leaders and organizations on Sunday.  Javed More

Taj distributes IAY cheques
Baramulla, Dec 30: Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Taj Mohi-ud-Din on Sunday distributed Rs. 1.74 crore IAY cheques among 554 beneficiaries of Uri and Boniyar blocks of Uri Tehsil at a function at Chandanwari, Uri on Sunday, an official spokesman said.   He said the officers More

KCSDS condemns Pulwama incident
Srinagar, Dec 30: Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) on Sunday condemned in strongest terms the  forces’  action  on the  mourners and demonstrators in south Kashmir’s Pulwama  area. In a statement here a spokesman of KCSDS said: “The knee jerk More

Patients suffers in absence of doctors, paramedics


Srinagar, Dec 30: Patients at the Sub District Hospital Bijbehara have to face hardships and risks to life due to the alleged unauthorized absence of paramedics and doctors from the hospital. A group of locals alleged that majority of the hospital staff comes early in the morning to mark attendance More

‘AYUSH docs treat 1.22lakh patients in 2012’
Kupwara, Dec 30: With the aim to familiarize the AYUSH System of Medicine among the people of JK, this system of medicare facility are becoming famous day by day among the people of border district Kupwara due to utmost dedication shown by the doctors, paramedical staff of AYUSH units of the district More

  • Kashmir

KU ‘reluctant’ to run human rights course

Varsity Authorities Indecisive On Taking Financial Assistance From UGC


Srinagar, Dec 30:  Kashmir University authorities are indecisive on accepting the financial assistance from the University Grants Commission (UGC) for running a human rights course at the varsity More

  • Srinagar City

Dal gets buffer zones to check heavy nutrient, silt influx

Eco-friendly measure aimed to naturally filter lake’s inflow waters


Srinagar, Dec 30: Government has created buffer zones around Dal Lake to prevent heavy inflow of obnoxious nutrients, silt and Azolla from its catchment areas.  Excessive siltation and nutrient inflow More

  • Jammu


Demise Widely Condoled


Jammu, Dec 30: Former Additional Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police, SS Ali, passed away Sunday morning at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences at New Delhi after brief illness. Various More

  • South Asia

21 Pak soldiers gunned down by Taliban


Islamabad, Dec 30: The Pakistani Taliban have gunned down 21 security personnel at a cricket ground after abducting them from check posts near the northwestern city of Peshawar, officials said today.The More

  • Bandipora

Electric sub division Watpora defunct

20000 consumers suffer

Watapora (Bandipora), Dec 30: The electric sub division catering to   thousands of consumers in this north Kashmir area is virtually defunct from the past few months owing to the “sub standard More

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