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Daily Archives: January 29, 2016

Vigilance books SMC, R&B officials for corruption

Srinagar, Jan 29 : The Vigilance Organization Kashmir (VOK) has registered a case under Prevention of Corruption Act against Srinagar Municipal Committee and R&B Department into the allegations of bribery. Zahoor Ahmad R/O Bemina under the patronage of officers/officials of SMC has started a construction on a piece of land at Nawab Bazar Srinagar acquired by R&B Circular Road Project ... Read More »

JK participates in South Asia’s biggest trade show at New Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 29 : Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department participated in the South Asia’s leading travel show South Asian Tourism and Travel Exchange (SATTE) which started today and is culminating on Jan 31, 2016. Union Minister of Tourism Dr. Mahesh Sharma inaugurated the show and he later visited the J&K Pavilion where he was received by the officers of ... Read More »

Hurriyat (M) condemns “unnecessary” forces’ presence around Jamia Masjid

Srinagar, Jan 29 : Condemning the unnecessary presence of government forces around Jamia Masjid Srinagar, its adjoining areas and most areas of Shehar-e-Khas at the time of Friday Congregational prayers, Hurriyat (M) spokesman said old city had been left at the mercy of the forces committing atrocities on unarmed civilians by tear gas shelling and pepper gas use under a ... Read More »

Srinagar, Jan 29 (KNS): Even though the Peoples Democratic Party is meeting on Sunday under the president, Mehbooba Mufti, its former alliance partner BJP said that the party is awaiting the decision of the PDP to elect a legislative party leader. “After the demise of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, PDP has not elected its legislative party leader. PDP has to first ... Read More »

Wamiq Farooq’s family awaits justice

Srinagar, Jan 29 :Family of 7th class students, Wamiq Farooq who was hit by a police teargas shell on his head during the 2010 mass unrest in Kashmir Friday paid glowing tributes to their son and said that the congregational Fateha Khawani on his 6th death anniversary will be held on Sunday at Eidgah. Wamiq’s father, Farooq Ahmad said that ... Read More »

Geelani again barred from Friday prayers: Spokesman

Srinagar, Jan 29 : The Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani continues to be under house detention and was again stopped from offering congregational Friday prayers, a spokesman of the party said. The spokesman said that Geelani blamed the state for pushing youth to pick up gun. “The suppression of students by the state compels youth to become fighters,” ... Read More »

A Benazir Bhutto in Mehbooba Mufti

  Nayeem Showkat Khan On the other side of the border, General Zia-ul-Haq hanged Quaid-i-Awam, Zulifakar Ali Bhutto on 4th April, 1979. This news spread like wild fire across the globe. The assassination of Liaquat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan had opened the door to the succession of military leaders that followed. This was again one of ... Read More »

Sumbal bridge on the verge of ‘collapse’

‘Sand beneath bridge extracted illegally during night hours’ Bandipora, Jan 29, : Sumbal bridge that connects Srinagar with Leh, Bandipora, Kangan and Gurez is on the verge of ‘collapse’ as in the garb of dredging sand under the bridge is being extracted illegally during night hours. Locals alleged that a contractor in league with a top official of Irrigation and ... Read More »

Three Indian pharmaceutical companies in dock

‘Criminal complaint filed for supplying spurious drugs ’ Baramulla, Jan 29, CNS:  Drug Department Friday filed a criminal complaint against 7 accused including three big pharmaceutical companies of India in the court of law after drug laboratory analysis report confirmed that drugs produced and supplied by these companies in Kashmir are not of standard quality and are spurious.     Standing ... Read More »

Governor reviews preparedness for implementing National Food Security Act (NFSA)

JAMMU, JANUARY 29: Governor N.N. Vohra, in a meeting held today, reviewed the preparedness level for implementation of the NFSA in the State from February 2016. The Governor directed the Chief Secretary to ensure that, in accordance with the decision already taken by the erstwhile government, the NFSA is implemented in the State w.e.f. February 2016. The meeting was attended ... Read More »