‘JK’s food shortage growing severe’

Report Attributes Problem To Low SRR, Poor Irrigation, Yield Stagnation


Srinagar, Jan 1: With agriculture in Jammu and Kashmir witnessing “gradual slump”, the State is likely to face food insecurity in future if it does not take measures, an official report has warned.  The state food grains production was not keeping pace with the requirement and the yield of More

3 decades on, Health Department fails to upgrade Kupwara SDH

Shortage Of Staff, Equipment Hits Patient-Care


Srinagar, Jan 1: Inadequate staff and shortage of vital equipments is taking a toll on patient-care at the Kupwara Sub-District Hospital. The Health Department has failed to upgrade the health institute to enable it to cater to the ever-increasing rush of patients. The hospital is facing More

3 power projects generate 37-MW electricity
Kangan, Jan 1: Though there are three power projects in district Ganderbal, but the continued negligence of the government towards their maintenance has brought down their generating capacity from 142 Megawatt to 37 Megawatt only. The three power projects are: “Ganderbal Hydro power project More

Conflict aggravated miseries of women in JK

Workshop on Domestic Violence


Srinagar, Jan 1: Taking the Indian civil society head-on for its alleged ‘discriminatory’ role, the Kashmir based civil society members and human rights activists Tuesday said the armed conflict going on in Jammu and Kashmir had escalated every kind of rights abuse against women including domestic More

‘Air Mantra to operate flights to Kargil’

Soz Says Rahul To Inaugurate Service This Month


Srinagar, Jan 1: Former Union Minister and President J&K Pradesh Congress Committee Prof. Saifuddin Soz Tuesday expressed gratitude to the AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi for ‘taking keen interest in promoting Kargil region’s connectivity.” In a statement issued here, Soz said: “I More

SKUAST-K ‘violates’ ICAR guidelines in appointments


Srinagar, Jan 1: The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has issued the eligibility criteria for the selection of candidates on various types of posts in the agricultural universities in India, including the SK University of Agriculture Sciences and Technology, Kashmir. The new More

Hurriyat (G) calls NC’s anti-Army statement ‘ridiculous, deceptive'

‘They are sensing eruption of 2010-like mass uprising in Kashmir’


Srinagar Jan 1: A day after ruling National Conference slammed Army over ‘subverting peace’ in Jammu and Kashmir, the Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani Tuesday termed the NC statement as “ridiculous, deceptive and vote-bank politics.” “It is National Conference which warmly welcomed More

‘Fraud’ in NRHM selections in Budgam

Govt Appoints Dwivedi As Inquiry Officer


Srinagar, Jan 1: The Jammu and Kashmir Government Tuesday appointed Commissioner/Secretary, Health and Medical Education Department, MK Dwivedi as the Inquiry Officer to probe alleged irregularities in the selection of ISM doctors and Para-medical staff in Budgam district. The General Administration More

RTI reveals project officer violated recruitment norms

ICDS Appointment In Khansahab

Srinagar, Jan 1: What could be the tip of an iceberg with regard to large-scale irregularities in the Social Welfare Department, information furnished under the Right to Information Act has revealed that a former Child Development Project Officer of Khansahab in Budgam district has violated the  More

Amanullah Khan backs JKLF Jail Bharo movement

Appeals People, Civil Society To Make Prog Successful


Srinagar, Jan 1: The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front supreme head Amanullah Khan Tuesday described the Front’s Jail Bharo movement as need of the hour. He said the progamme was aimed at “protecting the sacrifices of pro-freedom people and take the struggle to its logical end, democratically and peacefully More

JA caught red-handed
Srinagar, Jan 1: State Vigilance Organization Tuesday caught red-handed Abdul Qayoom Khan Junior Assistant SDM Office Uri while “demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 5000 from complainant, Lal Din.” A VO statement said Lal Din lodged a written complaint with SP Vigilance Organization Kashmir More

Kangan villages reel under darkness
Kangan, Jan 1: Many villages in this north Kashmir area are reeling under darkness from past many weeks as transformers in their areas have developed a technical snag. Residents of Kijpora, Thune and Kudhar Wussan said a transformer in their area developed a technical snag and their areas have More

Limited options in HSS put students in tight spot
Ganderbal, Jan 1: Students of this north Kashmir district are facing immense hardships due to lack of available options in Higher Secondary Schools (HSS) in the area.  According to locals out of the total 16 higher secondary institutions in Ganderbal district only three have got the commerce More

KSCDS concerned over harassment of Kashmiris outside state

Calls on Central, state governments to intervene


Srinagar, Jan 1: The Kashmir Centre for Social and Developmental Studies (KCSDS) has expressed anguish and concern over the alleged mal treatment and harassment meted out to Kashmiri students outside the state.In a statement, a spokesman of KSCDS said that it is greatly disturbed to hear about More

Seminar on save girl child held at Chrar-i-Sharief
Budgam, Jan 1: In connection with the save girl child week, a seminar was organized by the Block Medical office at Chrar-i-Sharief town iun this central Kashmir district. The seminar was attended by a large number of senior citizens, school students, doctors, para-medical staff, ASHA workers More

Court dismisses all bail pleas



Srinagar, Jan 1: A court on Tuesday dismissed all bail applications of Fabiyan Wahid Gilkar and his brother Arsalan Wahid Gilkar in various FIRs in Hajeej Fraud case. The Principal Sessions Judge Srinagar, Muhammad Shafi Khan dismissed the bail pleas after Supreme Court lawyer Anil Bhardwaj More

  • Kashmir

‘JK’s food shortage growing severe’

Report Attributes Problem To Low SRR, Poor Irrigation, Yield Stagnation


Srinagar, Jan 1: With agriculture in Jammu and Kashmir witnessing “gradual slump”, the State is likely to face food insecurity in future if it does not take measures, an official report has warned.   More

  • Srinagar City

Road Safety Week inaugurated

‘Spread awareness about traffic rules’

Srinagar, Jan 1: The Minister for Social Welfare, Sakina Itoo on Wednesday underscored the need for strict adherence of traffic rules and spreading awareness about safe driving.  “I impress upon up More

  • Jammu

Fire extinguishers scam surfaces in Edu deptt

2 CEOs, 4 ZEOs among 10 officers land in vigilance net


Jammu, Jan 1: Vigilance Organisation has booked Chief Education Officer Jammu and Chief Education Officer Doda among ten other officials of education department for allegedly purchasing fire extinguishers More

  • Court Watch

Ban on gutka: High Court directs JK Govt to file response


Srinagar, Jan 1: The J&K High Court has issued a notice to the state government for its response on the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking ban on manufacture, sale, storage and distribution of More

  • GKeducation&Careers

Towards a better education system

Focus on the quality of education at the primary level to achieve better results



It is result time, pick up a morning newspaper and you will come across numerous ads carrying photographs of students who have passed their 10th class annual exam with good marks. The scores and names More

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