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Nearly 3000 yatris leave Jammu for Amarnath shrine in Kashmir.

A fresh batch of 2986 Amarnath yatris left the base camp in Jammu for cave shrine in Kashmir Himalayas on Saturday, said an official.He said that 1075 yatris left Bhagwati Nagar base camp at 2:30 am in 43 vehicles for Baltal route while 1973 yatris left for Pahalgam route at ...

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First batch of Hajj pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir leaves for Saudi Arabia.

The first batch of 820 pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir left for Saudi Arabia on Saturday to perform this year’s Hajj pilgrimage.Special buses from the Srinagar Hajj House in Bemina area took the pilgrims to the Srinagar International airport early on Saturday. Authorities said four Air India flights will be ...

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Governor visits J&K Government Grievance Cell

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Governor N.N. Vohra visited the Government Grievance Cell at Chruch Lane, Sonwar, and held detailed discussions with the officers and staff of the Cell, particularly to dovetail its functioning with the J&K Governor’s Grievance Cell which functions at Raj Bhavan. Governor was accompanied by Shri B.B. Vyas, Advisor to Governor ...

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Can’t surrender conscience for a few monthly bucks: Shah Faesal

Reacting to the Government of India order calling for action against him for “rapistan’ tweet, Kashmir IAS topper has said that he doesn’t fear losing his job “but he stands with what is dear to him”. Faesal, who is currently on a study leave in the US, says he is ...

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Govt to screen antecedents, appointments of SPOs engaged in past 6 years.

In a major decision, the Jammu and Kashmir government Thursday ordered screening of the appointments, performance and antecedents of Special Police Officers (SPOs) engaged during the past six years to show door to incapable and undeserving appointees. The State Home department today ordered constitution of district-level committees to asses and ...

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Secy school education reviews progress of education sector.


Secretary school education department, Rigzian Sampheal on Thursday convened a meeting of top official of school education department to review the progress of the education sector in the Kupwara and Baramulla districts. Pertinently, Kupwara and Baramulla district in north Kashmir have been selected for the aspirational districts programme of NITI ...

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PDP removes Yasir Reshi as Bandipora district president.

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday removed Yasir Reshi as District President for the party in north Kashmir’s Bandipora.Reshi, who is a member of legislative council, had criticized the party leadership following the collapse of the PDP-BJP government. In a statement today, the PDP said that the District President Baramulla, ...

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SAC asks H&UDD to begin work for local bodies’ polls .

The State Administrative Council set into motion the process for holding elections to the urban local bodies in the state. The SAC directed housing and urban development department to initiate process of holding elections to municipal bodies (Municipal Corporations/Municipal Councils/Municipal Committees) across the state in consultation with the Chief Electoral ...

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Advisor Kumar for bringing transparency, accountability in FCS&CA deptt.

Advisor to Governor K Vijay Kumar Wednesday chaired a meeting to review the functioning of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Department and implementation of Electronic Public Distribution System (ePDS) project in Jammu and Kashmir. The meeting was attended by commissioner secretary FCS&CA Dr Abdul Rashid, director FCS&CA Kashmir ...

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Our children not safe even while playing: Mirwaiz Umar.

Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq y while expressing shock and grief over the death of a 12-year-old kid Saliq Khursheed of Meemander Shopian and grave injuries to three other children following an explosive material that went off suddenly Wednesday said “conflict claimed one more life this time of ...

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