Delaying assembly elections a major setback to democracy: Dr. Farooq

Delaying assembly elections a major setback to democracy: Dr. Farooq

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Monday expressed dismay on Election Commission of India’s announcement of not holding assembly polls simultaneously with Lok Sabha elections in J&K saying it is a major setback for democracy in the state. While speaking to media here at party headquarters Nawa- e -Subha, Srinagar, […]

JKCSCC challenges amendment to Art 35A in SC, to be heard on March 25

JKCSCC challenges amendment to Art 35A in SC, to be heard on March 25

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Civil Society Coordination Committee (JKCSCC) on Monday said that it has challenged the recent Presidential ordinance amending Article 35A. “The writ petition before SC asking to quash the order has been accepted and would most likely be heard on March 25,” Awami National Conference (ANC) Senior Vice President and JKCSCC member, Muzaffar […]

After winter break, schools reopen in Kashmir

After winter break, schools reopen in Kashmir

Srinagar: The educational institutes including government as well as private reopened on Monday following the three-month-long winter vacations. The schools were scheduled to reopen on March 02, but the authorities extended the vacation in view of weather conditions. However, all the schools reopened today. The students were seen joyous and keen to join their classes again […]

Mirwaiz says no to NIA summon, his lawyer sends written reply

Mirwaiz says no to NIA summon, his lawyer sends written reply

Srinagar: The lawyer of chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Monday stated that the chief cleric can’t attend the questioning session of NIA in New Delhi as security situation there was sensitive and hostile and urged the Mirwaiz who was summoned by NIA to appear before its headquarters in New Delhi at […]

DEO Srinagar directs strict adherence to ECI guidelines concerning execution of works during MCC

DEO Srinagar directs strict adherence to ECI guidelines concerning execution of works during MCC

SRINAGAR: District Election Officer Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Monday instructed the concerned departments and executing agencies to strictly adhere to Election Commission of India (ECI) guidelines with regard to execution of developmental works. The DEO was speaking in a meeting convened to discuss the execution of works during the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) […]

Advisor Ganai listens to public grievances at Jammu

Advisor Ganai listens to public grievances at Jammu

JAMMU: Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today listened to people’s issues here under the aegis of Governor’s Grievance Cell. He met several public delegations and individuals, who apprised him about their issues and demands. Around 25 deputations and scores of individuals apprised the Advisor of their grievances and sought his intervention in ensuring […]

Advisor Sharma listens to people’s grievances at Srinagar

Advisor Sharma listens to people’s grievances at Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, Kewal Krishan Sharma today listened to people’s issues here at a public grievances redressal camp. During the camp, Advisor Sharma met several public delegations and individuals who apprised him about their issues and demands. Over two dozen delegations and individuals apprised the Advisor about their issues and sought his intervention to […]

Tral Encounter: Two Jaish militants killed, bodies recovered

Tral Encounter: Two Jaish militants killed, bodies recovered

Srinagar: Two militants were killed in a gunfight with government forces at Pinglish area of Tral in South Kashmir’ s Pulwama district on Sunday. A senior Police officer told GNS that two militants have been killed and their bodies have been recovered along with as many rifles. The identities of the slain militants are yet to be ascertained, […]

DGP Sanctions Scholarship for 18 wards of deceased police personnel

DGP Sanctions Scholarship for 18 wards of deceased police personnel

Jammu: Director General of Police Dilbag Singh has sanctioned scholarship of Rupees Ninety thousand in favour of wards of those deceased police personnel, who died while in service due to natural/accidental deaths. Rupees 5000/ each has been granted to the eighteen wards of deceased police personnel, studying in  different classes which include six students of […]