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KVIB organizes pottery training prog at Leh

KVIB organizes pottery training prog at Leh

Leh: A Pottery training program was organized by Khadi & Village Industries Commission, Government of India for the first time in the remote Likir village of Leh District. The initiative will help the people to earn their livelihood. Giving details about the training State Director KVIC D S Bhati and Assistant Director/ Principal PMTC Pampore […]

JK becomes first state to have explicit law banning ‘Sextortion’

JK becomes first state to have explicit law banning ‘Sextortion’

JAMMU: J&K has become first state in the country to have a law explicitly banning sexual exploitation of women by those in positions of authority, having a fiduciary relationship or a public servant. The State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved the ‘Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2018 and […]

SAC approves upgradation of 5 SDHs as District Hospitals

SAC approves upgradation of 5 SDHs as District Hospitals

JAMMU: The State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik has accorded sanction to the creation of 158 posts of various categories for the up-gradation of five Sub District Hospitals (SDHs) to the level of District Hospitals. Out of the 158 posts, 27 posts have been created for SDH Ganderbal, 23 […]

JK to put in place comprehensive elderly care system

JK to put in place comprehensive elderly care system

JAMMU: Secretary, Social Welfare, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone today reviewed the modalities for ensuring effective implementation of J&K Maintenance & Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act-2014. The Act provides for comprehensive legal framework for elderly care system in the State including establishment of Old Age Homes and Senior Citizens Welfare Fund. It also provides […]

Hajin shuts for fifth straight day against the killing of two militants

Hajin shuts for fifth straight day against the killing of two militants

Bandipore: On fifth straight day a complete shutdown is being observed in Hajin town of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district to mourn the killings of two teenage militants. Reports said said that all shops and other commercial establishments in the town are closed while traffic is off the roads. In an 18 hour long encounter two […]

Yasin Malik visits pellet victim Hiba Nisar at SMHS hospital

Yasin Malik visits pellet victim Hiba Nisar at SMHS hospital

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Muhammad Yasin Malik on Thursday visited 19-month-old pellet victim Hiba Nisar, who underwent second eye surgery at SMHS Hospital yesterday. Malik drove to SMHS hospital Thursday afternoon soon after he visited Mugjund where three militants were killed in a gunfight on Sunday morning, said a JKLF spokesman. […]

NET aspirants from Kashmir seek Guv’s intervention, demand exam centres within Kashmir

NET aspirants from Kashmir seek Guv’s intervention, demand exam centres within Kashmir

Srinagar: Students here are up in arms against the National Testing Agency (NTA) for designating their exams centres for upcoming NET exams outside J&K state. The NET (national eligibility test) exams are starting from December 19 onwards by the University Grants Commission (UGC). From this year, the UGC established NTA as a premier, specialist, autonomous […]

For Guv everyone is corrupt in JK: Says Soz

For Guv everyone is corrupt in JK: Says Soz

Srinagar: Prof. Saifuddin Soz, former Union Minister Thursday advised Governor Satya Pal Malik not to speak on sensitive issues. “I feel sad that Governor Satyapal Malik does not appreciate that he is a Constitutional Head of the State and his remarks have to be set within the frame of his ‘Constitutional Status,” Soz said. Soz […]

Snowfall in higher reaches, MeT predicts dry spell for next ten days

Snowfall in higher reaches, MeT predicts dry spell for next ten days

Srinagar: As the higher reaches especially in southern Kashmir received fresh snowfall, the local Meteorological department here on Thursday predicted a dry spell for next ten days. Dir MeT, Sonum Lotus said that there is no forecast of rain or snow in the next ten days. “We are predicting a dry spell from Thursday till […]

Gunfight breaks Out Between Terrorists, Security Forces in Sopore

Gunfight breaks Out Between Terrorists, Security Forces in Sopore

Sopore: An encounter broke out on Wednesday between militants and the government forces in Sopore area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Reports said government forces launched a cordon and search operation in Brath Kalan village of Sopore following information about the presence of militants. Police said that the militants opened fire at the security forces, […]

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