3000 J&K students enrolled in Bangladesh

SRINAGAR: More than three thousand students from the Jammu and Kashmir state are pursuing their studies in medical and other related streams in Bangladesh. This was informed by Minister (Press) in Bangladesh High Commission in India, Enamul Hoque Chowdhury, who called on the Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat at his official residence […]

Auqaf committee Dialgam elects president

ANANTNAG: Sheikh Irfan Amin was elected as president of the Markazi Auqaf Committee Dialgam in polls held in Higher Secondary School here. Out of 555 votes polled Irfan secured 387 while his arch rival Master Ghulam Rasool bagged 145. With the appointment of Irfan Amin as its president, people of the town have pinned hopes […]

DIPR to launch online advertisement portal

SRINAGAR: As a step towards modernization, J&K Government’s Department of Information and Public Relations will be soon shifting to online distribution of advertisements to streamline the process of releasing advertisements and payments to the newspapers. The process for devising a proper mechanism for online distribution of advertisements was started by the Department last June and […]

219 wards of police martyrs provided scholarships

SRINAGAR: The Director General of Police (DGP) K. Rajendra Kumar has said that Jammu and Kashmir Police has provided scholarships to 219 wards of police martyrs during 2015-16, in order to promote their education. The DGP was reviewing the welfare measures for the families of martyred cops at Police Headquarters (PHQ) here today. He said […]

1 dies, 4 injured in road accidents

SRINAGAR: One person died while four others were injured in different road accidents in the valley. In Sopore, a motorcycle bearing registration number JK05D-5713 hit and injured a pedestrian Abdul Majeed Ganaie son of Ghulam Rasool resident of Nageen Bagh Krankshivan at Krankshivan Colony in the jurisdiction of Police Station Tarzoo. The injured was shifted […]

Dragmulla ‘gunfight’: Lashkar statement surprises residents

Dragmulla ‘gunfight’: Lashkar statement surprises residents

Baramulla: The presidents of Dragmulla village in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Monday expressed shock over the statement of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) in which the militant outfit has stated that its five members were killed in a gunfight with the Indian army on Sunday. The villagers said there was no gunfight between the army and the […]

Finally, government wakes up to conservation of Wular Lake

Finally, government wakes up to conservation of Wular Lake

Srinagar: Government on Monday claimed that the conservation and eco-restoration of the Wular Lake to its pristine glory was amongst the priorities of the present Government. Minister of State for Forests, Environment, and Ecology Mir Zahoor Ahmad reviewed the progress of Wular Conservation and Management Authority (WUCMA) Kashmir here at a meeting held in Srinagar. […]

Khag hospital lacks basic facilities

Khag hospital lacks basic facilities

By ISHFAQ RESHI BUDGAM: The central Kashmir’s Khag pocket in Budgam district craves for adequate healthcare facilities even as the politicians have been promising them for decades. The Primary Health Center (PHC) in the area caters to a huge population, mostly impoverished lot, of Khag and adjoining remote areas including Drung, Gugaldara, Suthrharan, Habber, Shonglipora, […]

It’s official, Sajad gets Science and Technology

It’s official, Sajad gets Science and Technology

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday formally allocated additional portfolio of Science and Technology to Peoples Conference chairman, Sajad Lone, who had resigned after he was made the minister for Social Welfare that is not considered ‘glamourous’ in the hierarchy of ministries. “I, Mehbooba Mufti, chief minister, do hereby withdraw the charge of Science […]