Brave heart
Mr. hameed was really a brave person. He was a year senior to me in DAV School Magarmal Bagh.I remember a fire incident near the school when he ran to extinguish fire and to help the inmates. That was the turning point of his life. He chose to be a fire officer. May God grant peace to his departed soul More

Regularizing contractual
This refers to your letter about exploiting contractual lecturers. It was mentioned that government is going to regularize them without qualifying PSC. What aboutthose who are not working as contractual. Is government making it a norm for regularization. I oppose. Altaf Hussain More

Heinous act
This refers to the recent incident of rape of a 13 year old girl by a “pir”. This incident highlights the need for an immediate intervention by the police so that such things don't happen under the garb of faith healing. T.Hassan BhatKulgam kashmir More

Forty days
This refers to the news item "valley gets relief as Chillaikallan comes to an end" the actual period of Chillaikallan remains from 21 Dec. to 29 Jan, that is exactly 40 days. Therefore the last day of Chillaikallan is Jan. 29 not Jan. 30 as mentioned in the news item.Ahmad Kashmiri Tangmarg More

Private practice
The recent government order to ban private practice of HoDs in hospitals is a welcome step to improve the ever falling healthcare standards of the state. Its high time that the private practice is banned for all doctors in government institutions so as to improve the availability and accountancy of More

Senior doctors
I was referred from Uri to SMHS hospital for checkup. Here I came to know that private practice of senior doctors has been banned. I was happy to have a consultation by a senior physician. To my agony I was sent to a room where after waiting in queue for more than 2 hours, I came across some junior More

Sheer imagination
The imaginary house which the learned Ms Santosh Bakaya had drawn in her imaginary world is more than real as it has the capacity to withhold the basic needs of the virtual owner (Gk 02/02/13).The maturity with which the picture of this house was compared with the daily routines of our life has More

Proper screening
Government issued directions to PSC and SSRB to select candidates for government services through  three tier selection process. Screening test, written exam  and interview. A welcome step. It will stop entry of those candidates into government service who are obtaining degrees from dubious More

  • Kashmir

JK Govt ‘forgets’ PaK returnees

Children Denied Admission In Schools; Families Suffer For Want Of Basic Amenities

SHAM REHABILITATION POLICY?

AAQIB ASHRAF

Srinagar, Feb 3: The much-hyped Rehabilitation Policy is proving to be a damp squib with more than 200 ex-militants along with their families, who have returned back to Kashmir via Nepal, facing immense More



  • Srinagar City

Historic Eidgah ground faces official vandalization

UEED STARTS DRAIN CONSTRUCTION THROUGH IT TO CARRY SEWAGE OF ADJOINING AREAS

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Feb 3: Historic Eidgah ground is facing vandalisation as the State Government has started construction of a drain through it for carrying sewage of adjoining areas.    For past More




  • Jammu

3% reservation in govt jobs does no good to differently-abled persons

Recruiting Agencies Prefer Partially Handicapped Under Grab Of SRO 62

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Feb 3:  Notwithstanding the existing provision of three percent reservation for them, majority of differently-abled persons in Jammu and Kashmir are being denied government jobs in the State More



  • World

TTP to hold talks with govt if 3 politicians act as guarantors

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Feb 3: Asserting that it has no confidence in the army, the banned Pakistani Taliban today said it would hold talks with the government if three top politicians, including PML-N chief Nawaz More



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