‘Centre sanctions Rs 52 cr for JK under NRHM’
New Delhi, Jan 22: The Union Health Ministry has sanctioned Rs. 52.00 crore for Jammu and Kashmir for completion of health infrastructure taken up in the State under the National Rural Health Mission. An official spokesman said under the flagship programme, the state government has already More

‘M.Phil candidates asked to appear in screening test, PGs with NET/SLET exempted’

Aspirants Accuse Higher Education Department Of Violating UGC Norms


Srinagar, Jan 22: With the J&K Government starting the process to engage contractual lecturers and teaching assistants for the next academic year in Kashmir colleges, the move has triggered a controversy with candidates having done their M.Phil being asked to appear in the screening test while More

Faith healer burns 2-year-old with cigarette buts to 'cure' him


Srinagar, Jan 22: In a shocking incident, a two-year-old kid has been burnt with cigarette butts by a faith healer in Kangan area of Ganderbal district. The child of Murgund Kangan was brought to GB Pant Hospital in a serious condition with burn marks on his belly. “He is admitted in the More

SSB advertises posts with ‘flawed’ eligibility

Aspirants Want Board To Revisit Employment Policy


Srinagar, Jan 22: The eligibility criterion for various posts recently advertised by the Service Selection Board has drawn sharp criticism from different quarters. According to reports, highly qualified candidates are unable to apply for different vacancies owing to low minimum qualification sought More

PDP’s Kargil Unit holds demonstration against KHDC
Kargil, Jan 22: The Kargil unit of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party Tuesday organized a peaceful candle march to protest the “government apathy towards the district.” The Unit also held protests against the Kargil Hill Development Council. A party spokesman said candle march was led More

Kashmir in grip of cold wave again

Pahalgam Feezes At Minus 13.2; Srinagar To Jammu Traffic On Highway Today


Srinagar, Jan 22: Snowfall in Kashmir last week might have brought some respite from cold wave for some time but the bone-chilling cold has returned to haunt people with temperature hovering several notches below freezing point across the Valley. The MeT department has predicted cold and dry conditions More

Tourism Dept, Cultural Academy must attract tourists through cultural events: Omar Abdullah

‘New SPS Museum Building Faulty’


Srinagar, Jan 22: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said the State’s Tourism Department and the Academy of Art Culture and Languages have failed to attract tourists through cultural and musical events to Kashmir. “There are several Amphitheatres (open air theaters) in Kashmir. But despite that More

Security grid tightened across Kashmir for smooth R-Day functions


Srinagar, Jan 22: Ahead of January 26, the security grid across Kashmir has been tightened to “thwart any untoward incident during the R-day celebrations.” Police, paramilitary forces have intensified patrolling in areas close to venues for January 26 celebrations. The frisking of vehicles More

MOWA hails Kichloo, Jora’s induction
Srinagar, Jan 22: Municipal Officers Welfare Association (MOWA) of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Central Office has appreciated the government decision to appoint  Nawang Rigzin Jora as Urban Development Minister and Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo as Minister of State.     In More

SIT files status report



Srinagar, Jan 22: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the death of Wamiq Farooq Tuesday filed the latest status report in the court stating it would file the final report of the investigation shortly.     Wamiq Farooq was killed on January 31, 2010 when a teargas shell More

Doctors’ profession dying, losing sanctity: DAK
Srinagar, Jan 22: While reiterating its stand on the ban on private practice of doctors, the Doctors Association Kashmir Tuesday said the profession of a doctor is dying down fast and losing sanctity. In a statement here, the DAK President Dr Nisar-ulHassan said that DAK is the largest umbrella More

DDC finalizes arrangements for Eid-I-Milad
Islamabad (Anantnag), Jan 22: The District Development commissioner (DDC), Anantnag, Farooq Ahmad Shah today chaired a high level meeting of Officers for finalization of arrangements on the eve of ensuing Eid-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW), an official spokesman said.  The District Development Commissioner More

Don't leave Valley: Nasir to NC leaders

Mass contact program on cards: Tanvir

Srinagar, Jan 22: Ruling National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir today directed all the office bearers of the party to stay in the Valley and remain available to the people."All the Office bearers have been told not to move to Jammu or out of the Valley without taking permission from the province More

Youth goes missing, traced

He misled people: Police


Kunzar, Jan 22: Hundreds of people staged a protest on Srinagar-Gulmarg road on Tuesday after a youth went missing here in north Kashmir. Yaseen Ahmad Mir son of Hamid Mir of Shiekhpora Kunzar failed to return home after leaving for his daily chore on Monday.As the word about youth missing spread More

HODs mull premature retirement


Srinagar, Jan 22: The senior faculty working as heads of various departments in Government-run Medical and Dental Colleges Tuesday said that they are reaching superannuation and are contemplating to opt for voluntary premature retirement in the absence of financial security.     More

KCSDS chairperson deposes before Justice Verma Commission


Srinagar, Jan 22: Chairperson of KCSDS, Hameedah Nayeem has deposed before the Justice Verma Committee in Delhi, a KCSDS spokesman said in a statement on Tuesday. He said the chairperson informed the commission about the incidents of rape and sexual violence that have taken place in the last two decades More

  • Kashmir

  • Srinagar City

Drainage system defunct at Mandir Bagh Baghat

Inhabitants suffer, seek DC’s intervention


Srinagar, Jan 22: Residents of Mandir Bagh at Baghat-e-Barzulla here are up in arms against the authorities for failing to overcome drainage problem in the area. A delegation from the area said in More

  • Jammu

Law Department awaits suggestions, recommendations on amending laws



Jammu, Jan 22: The State Law Department is yet to receive suggestions from experts and members of civil society on making necessary amendments in laws related to offences against women.   Sources More

  • GKeducation&Careers

Understanding value based education

Let’s encourage students to question the conventional wisdom and discover the meaning of personal and civic values



Everyone here in Kashmir would agree that our schools should nurture good values and attitudes in students. This general concern has influenced the school curriculum. The student, as a result, often receives More

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