Srinagar, Oct 9: Residents of Shah- I- Hamdan Colony have appealed Vice Chancellor (VC) Kashmir University to close a walk way from the varsity to the colony.
A delegation from the area led by Dr Hamid said: "the KU officials have kept the way open from University premises to our Colony paving way for varsity officials and common public to trespass our ancestral land. Their movement has breached our privacy. Despite having alternate road to reach at desired places, our land is being trespassed by pedestrians while some intent to grab it."
The residents said that they had approached KU officials to close the way. "However they only gave us assurances."
They appealed KU Vice Chancellor to intervene and direct officials to construct wall to close the walk way.
JKPCC daily wagers call off strike
Srinagar, Oct 9: Daily wagers of Jammu and Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC) on Wednesday called off their indefinite strike following assurance from senior officials to regularize their services.
For past three days, the daily wagers were on indefinite strike under the banner of JKPCC Daily Wagers Association to press for regularization of their services.
"The Association called off the strike after JKPCC Managing Director and other senior officials assured us that our services would be regularized shortly," said the Association's President Mirza Zaffar Hussain.
"The MD assured us that the daily wagers who have worked for seven years in JKPCC would be regularized," Mirza added.
Taj directs holding paramedic exams
Srinagar, Oct 9: Minister for Medical Education, Youth Services & Sports, Taj Mohi ud Din today directed the J&K Paramedical Council to hold the exams of various paramedical courses at district headquarters at their respective AMT schools.
The direction came following representations by several MLAs of far flung areas including Aijaz Jan of Poonch, G M Saroori of Inderwal and Rachpal Singh of Kalakote to the Minister regarding the difficulty of students of these areas in taking these exams at Srinagar or Jammu.
Specialists at ZAKAT medical camp
Srinagar, Oct 9: To enable people to take benefit from its free medical program, Zainab Ali Khair-e-Aam Trust (ZAKAT) has arranged presence of super-specialists from SKIMS Soura at its camp at SDH Pampore on Oct 10.
In a statement, a spokesman of the Trust said the super specialists who will be available at the camp are Dr Bashir A Laway (HOD Endocrinology), Dr. Parvaiz Koul (HOD General Medicine), Dr Altaf Shah (Gastroenterology), Dr Khurshid Aslam (Cardiology), Dr.Fayaz Q Parray (General Surgery) and Dr Muzaffar Wani (Nephrology) respectively.
"Patients can avail free medical consultation at the camp from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m," the statement said.
'Political parties hoodwinking people'
Srinagar, Oct 9: President Awami Ittihaad Party (AIP) and MLA Langate Er Rashid has criticized the mainstream political parties including ruling National Conference (NC) and main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state for what he termed as "playing safe and befooling people" over retired Army general VK Singh's issue.
"Denial by members of various parties of not taking money but at the same time not showing proper concern to investigate the whole story, vindicates the stand of separatists that mainstream parties are puppets of New Delhi' and the hue and cry made by NC and PDP is just an eye wash," Er Rashid said in a statement.