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Daily Archives: June 3, 2016

Steps being taken to promote Urdu language in State: Bukhari

  Srinagar | June 3 (PTK):    Minister for Revenue, Relief & Rehabilitation, Syed Basharat  Ahmed Bukhari today, replying to a question of Master Noor Hussain,  informed the House that the government is committed to promote Urdu language in the State, saying that  as Urdu being  the official language of the state various steps  are underway  to propagate it. The Minister ... Read More »

Efforts on to turn Kashmir into hub of quality research: Naeem Akhtar

SRINAGAR, JUNE 03: Minister of Education Naeem Akhtar today said that the Government is committed to turn Kashmir into a hub of world class research with focused attention being given to upgradation of facilities in higher education. The Minister was today speaking at a function to inaugurate upgraded laboratories at Department of Botany, University of Kashmir by Union Minister of Human ... Read More »

Construction work of building for GDC Kilotran to be fast tracked: Abdul Haq

Rs 3.30cr released in favour of executing agency SRINAGAR, JUNE 03: Minister for Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Abdul Haq, while replying on behalf of Education Minister to Calling Attention Notice of Naresh Kumar Gupta informed the House that Government Degree College (GDC) Kilotran in Doda has been sanctioned by the state cabinet under Phase II of the Prime Ministers ... Read More »

Mehbooba for promoting niche tourism to attract high-value tourists

‘Border, pilgrim tourism has huge potential in JK’s un-explored areas’ RAJOURI, JUNE 03: Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti today called for promoting niche tourism activities in the border areas of the State to attract high-end tourists with greater economic value. She however, stressed the need for making the tourism activities environment and eco-friendly. “Given the distinctive geographical location of Jammu ... Read More »

PMGSY road blocks vital stream at Kuta-Sathri

 People left without Pure Drinking water Suhail Rathore Bandipora, June 01:The villagers of Kuta-Sathri in Sumlar Bandipora where around 600 souls live are without drinking water facilities since 3 years as the vital riveulet, the only source of water for drinking and agricultural purposes remains blocked. The villagers said that in 2010 the administration began working under Prime Minister Gram Sadak ... Read More »

Geelani calls for election boycott, hints at ‘joint agitation’

  Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Friday called for complete boycott of the upcoming by-polls to Anantnag constituency in south Kashmir. The octogenarian leader also hinted at a joint agitation programme by the pro-freedom leadership against the establishment of Sainik colonies, separate townships for Pandits and the new industrial policy. “We have a set policy regarding the every ... Read More »

Panchayat Elections to be held this year: Abdul Haq

Srinagar | June 3 (PTK): Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice Abdul Haq today informed the House that Panchayat elections will be held in the state this year. Responding to a question of G N Monga, the Minister informed that  Panchayat elections shall be conducted by Chief Electoral Officer of the state for 2016 elections and an ... Read More »

Employees say Fire and Emergency Dept a ‘hub of corruption’

  Srinagar | June 3 (PTK):  In yet another example of official apathy,  the officials in Fire and Emergency Services Department are allegedly staging crisis of employees by allowing firemen to sit at home without leave and in turn get a certain share of salary. The employees alleged that dozens of “blue eyed” employees including firemen, drivers and other officials ... Read More »

Protests held across Valley against Sainik, Pandit Colonies

Protesters wave, hoist black flags’ Srinagar, Jun 03 (KNS): Following the post Friday protest call given jointly by the separatists, people held protest at various places against the ‘government proposals including Sainik, Pandit colonies and new industrial policies’. The protest call was given by both the factions of Hurriyat and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) against alleged government proposals ... Read More »

Youth critically injured in Bandipora road accident

SUHAIL RATHORE Bandipora, 02 June: A 20-year-old student critically injured in a road accident in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Friday, police said. Mohammad Museeb Dar S/o Shamshad Ahmad Dar, a student from Gamroo village of Bandiora critically injured when a motorcycle he was riding collided with Tool post near Nadihal moving. The accident took place near Higher Secondary Nadihal. ... Read More »