Attention Hajj pilgrims-2013
Srinagar, Apr 10: According to Executive Officer, J&K State Hajj Committee, Srinagar, all aspiring Hajj pilgrims of Kashmir division who have deposited their Hajj Application Forms for Hajj 2013 have been informed to collect their Cover Number Slips from Hajj House Bemina against the production More

Firdous is Additional Secy SVC
Srinagar, Apr 10: Jammu and Kashmir Government has started the process of appointment staff for the newly-constituted State Vigilance Commission.According to an order issued by the General Administration Department, Dr. Firdous Ahmad Giri, Additional Secretary in the Winter Secretariat, has been More

Goyal on central deputation
Srinagar, Apr 10: Raj Kumar Goyal, IAS, (JK:90), Principal Resident Commissioner, J&K Government New Delhi has been placed at the disposal of the Government of India for his appointment as Joint Secretary in the Department of Electronics and Information Technology. An official spokesman said More

Kapoor for implementation of Water Regularity Act
Srinagar, Apr 10: For implementation of Water Regularity Act in Jammu and Kashmir State, the Water Regularity Authority convened a meeting here today with Department of Public Health Engineering, Irrigation and Flood Control under the Chairmanship of S S Kapoor who is the Chairman of the Authority.
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DG Prisons for reformative programs for inmates
Srinagar, Apr 10: Better medicare facilities shall be made available to the Jail inmates and infrastructure and laboratory equipments shall be upgraded in Central Jail, Srinagar. This was stated by Director General of Prisons, K. Rajindra on the maiden visit to Central Jail, Srinagar.
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Live shell defused in Kupwara
Srinagar, Apr 10: Police defused a live RL shell in an orchard in Sogam area in Kupwara.  A live RL shell was found in an orchard of Ghulam Muhammed Wani resident of Sogam, Kupwara. Personnel of 28-RR rushed to the spot and the shell was defused at the site without causing any harm. More

Rules violated in promotions: AJKFEA
Srinagar, Apr 10: Accusing forest officials of violating rules and regulations in promoting some Foresters to post of Range officer, All Jammu and Kashmir Forest Employees Association (AJKFEA) demanded immediate revocation of these promotions.  “No departmental promotions have been made since More

CRPF celebrates Valour Day
Srinagar, Apr 10:  Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) celebrated Valour Day at RTC Humhama.   The function was organised on the occasion of Valour Day.  IG Srinagar V S Yadav was the chief guest of the occasion and presented the DG’s Disc & Commendation Certificate More

Showkat not a fidayeen: APDP
Srinagar, Apr 10: Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) on Wednesday strongly refuted the recent claim of the police that Showkat Ahmad Paul of Lawaypora is part of a fidayeen squad of a militant group planning to carry out a strike here.  “The claim floated through a section More

NGEU condoles demise
Srinagar, Apr 10: Non-Gazetted Employees Union (NGEU) of the Information Department Wednesday held a meeting to condole the demise of Muhammad Yousuf Qadri, uncle of Ghulam Jeelani Qadri, Incharge Advertisement Section. The Union held the meeting under the chairmanship of Union President, Showkat More

APSCC greets people on Baisakhi
Srinagar, Apr 10: On the eve of Baisakhi, APSCC Chairman Jagmohan Singh Raina has extended greetings to people.  “I pray that this Baisakhi brings happiness all to everybody including Sikh community in Kashmir,” Raina said in a statement.  However, Raina said authorities have not More

KWS organizes medical camp
Srinagar, Apr 10: Khatoon Welfare Society (KWS) Wednesday organized a free health camp in remote Mohanvej village of district Pulwama. The health camp was held in Government Middle School there with the help of doctors from Kakapora hospital.  In charge of school said that children More

Girl injured in road accident
Srinagar, Apr 10: A girl was injured in a road accident in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday.  In a statement a police spokesman in a statement said a Tata Sumo bearing registration number JK01L/7361 hit and injured five- year old girl Tehmeena Javid daughter of Javid Ahmad Mir resident More

Zaffar visits Afzal Guru’s residence
Srinagar, Apr 10: Jammu Kashmir Salvation Movement chairman Zaffar Akbar on Wednesday reiterated his demand for return of the mortal remains of Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru to Kashmir from Tihar Jail.  Zaffar was interacting with the family members of Shaheed More

ReT teachers protest at Chandoosa
Chandoosa (Baramulla), Apr 10: Scores of teachers working under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) here on Wednesday staged protest against the alleged denial of their monthly remuneration from the last five months. The teachers, under the banner of J&K ReT Teachers Forum zone Chandoosa Baramulla More

PHE daily-wagers demand regularization

MUDASIR YAQOOB

Srinagar, Apr 10: Public Health Engineering (PHE) daily wagers on Wednesday staged protest here to press for their regularization.  The daily wagers assembled at Press Enclave under the banner of Kashmir PHE Joint Employees Association. They tried to march towards to PHE Division Srinagar More

CPI (M) castigates Govt for ‘grim’ power situation
Srinagar, Apr 10: The state unit of CPI(M) today expressed concern over the current power crisis in Jammu and Kashmir and asked the government to respond to the "grim situation". "The administration should wake up to the emergency scenario of power in Kashmir and must immediately respond More

  • Kashmir

JK parties gear up for battle

1977-arrangement on seat sharing no binding: We’re free to contest at will: PDP; We’re everywhere: Congress

PARLIAMENTARY POLLS

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Apr 10: The eccentric postures of Congress has prompted the ruling National Conference to make it clear that the seat sharing agreement of 1977 over Parliament constituencies was no binding on More



  • Srinagar City

Amid Srinagar neglect, Govt missing the boat on revival of lost glory

FATE HANGS ON ONGOING MASTER PLAN REVAMP

GK CITY CORRESPONDENT

Srinagar, Apr 10: The ongoing revamp of Master Plan for Srinagar could prove a blessing in disguise for the ruling coalition to clear the air over neglect of this historic City and equally help in progressive More




  • Jammu

Lack of staff affects SIC functioning: Report

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, Apr 10: Taking a dig at the government for not providing enough staff to it, the Jammu and Kashmir State Information Commission (JKSIC) has said its working has been affected as some positions have More



  • GKeducation&career

Who cares for Government-run schools?

Most of the government middle schools in the city are without proper infrastructure and lack basic facilities for students

SCHOOL EDUCATION

UMER BEIGH

A government school teacher with a book in hand is sitting on her chair teaching a class outside the school building. The students, with their notebooks open, listen to her carefully while sitting on the More



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