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Details and procedure for admitting poor students: SHRC seeks details from top private schools.

State Human Rights Commission Friday directed six reputed private schools in Srinagar to file detailed reports about quota admission to students from below poverty line families. The six schools, including DPS Athwajan, Biscoe and Mallinson, Iqbal Memorial, New Era and GD Goenka, have been asked to submit their response within ...

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Arrangements finalised for Eid-e-Milad-Un-Nabi SAW.

Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, Friday paid obeisance at the Dargah Hazratbal and the shrine of Hazrat Peer Dastageer (RA) at Khanyar area of Downtown today. He also reviewed the arrangements being made for the Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) for which people from all parts of the Valley converge at ...

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Contempt petition against Basant Rath dismissed.

A contempt of court petition filed by an hotelier against the recently transferred traffic police chief Basant Rath was dismissed Friday here, declaring it devoid of any merit. The petition was heard in the court of municipal magistrate Srinagar, YP Sharma who decreed that “proceedings against Basant Rath are ordered ...

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‘Create awareness about disaster management’.

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A four-day conference “state level consultation on child-centered emergency preparedness for response” concluded here today. The conference was organized by Jammu and Kashmir State Disaster Management Authority (JKSDMA) in collaboration with Divisional Disaster Management Authority Kashmir and UNICEF. The focus of the conference was mainly on the topics including vulnerabilities ...

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Security situation in J&K stable but fragile: Lt Gen Ranbir Singh.

Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Northern Command, on Friday said that “hinterland security situation” in Jammu and Kashmir is stable but fragile because any trigger can cause disturbance. He was speaking to the media on the sidelines of a function organised to felicitate teachers of Army Goodwill Schools ...

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Priya Sethi, Asiea Naqash, others call on Governor Malik.

Various delegations and  dignitaries called on Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan here on Friday, an official spokesman said. PRIYA SETHI  Former Minister  Priya Sethi  apprised Governor about a range of issues relating to the development of the state in the arena of tourism, culture, education and proactive role ...

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Chhewang quit politics for spiritualism: Ravinder Raina.

BJP state president Ravinder Raina Friday said that party MP from Ladakh constituency, Thupstan Chhewang has not only resigned from the BJP but also left the active politics to “take the path of spirituality”. Addressing media men here, Raina said, “Chhewang had been writing letters to national leaders for the ...

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Ensure prompt redress of public grievances: Advisor Vyas to officers.

Advisor to Governor, B B Vyas, today said that a robust mechanism has been put in place to ensure that the people of the state get quality services besides their grievances are redressed within shortest possible time. He directed the officers to ensue prompt redressal of the issues concerning public. ...

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Govt orders transfers, postings in accounts deptt.

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday transferred and posted members of the J&K Accounts (Gazetted) Service. As per an order issued here, “In the interest of administration, transfers and postings of the members of J&K Accounts (Gazetted) Service are hereby, made with immediate effect.” Gulzar Ahmad Shah, CAO district ...

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Vacant posts of CE mechanical engineering deptt filled.

State government on Friday promoted two incharge superintending engineers (mechanical) to incharge chief engineers (mechanical) to fill up the vacant posts in Public Works (R&B) department. A government order number 588-PW (R&B) of 2018 dated November 15, 2018 said that Amresh Raina, incharge director stores and procurement department, J&K, Jammu ...

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