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Daily Archives: February 18, 2017

Axe likely to fall on backdoor appointments

Govt seeks report about re-employed officials Srinagar, Feb 18 (KNS): The state government has taken a serious note over re-employment of officials by various departments and has sought the list from the departments. The government in 2015 had ordered the termination of all the employees who were granted re-employment by various government departments. The decision was taken “to rid the ... Read More »

heavy rains, snow expected in next 24 hours: MeT

Intermittent rain lashes Valley today Srinagar, Feb 18 (KNS): Though the Valley received light intermittent rains from this morning, the weather department on Saturday predicted heavy rain or snowfall over the state in next 24 hours. Talking to KNS, the officials in the Meteorological (MeT) department said, “There is possibility of moderate to heavy rain/snowfall at most of the places ... Read More »

PDP top rank out to tame aggrieved Bukhari

Madani, Rafi Mir, others began parleys with former revenue minister Srinagar, Feb 18 (KNS): A day after the former revenue minister Syed Basharat Buhari resigned from the cabinet, the ruling PDP camp witnessed marathon meetings with top PDP leadership visiting disgruntled Bukhari at his Srinagar to resolve the crises. Sources within the PDP divulged that on Saturday, a top group ... Read More »

Geelani grieved over death of Sikh girl  

  SRINAGAR | FEB 18 (PTK):Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman, Syed Ali Geelani has expressed his shock and grief over the death of young Sikh Girl in a fire incident in Mehjoor Nagar Srinagar. On his direction a high level delegation which was led by Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leaders Raja Mehraj-ud-din and Altaf Ahmad Shah, who were accompanied by Umar Aadil Dar, Rameez Raja, Asif ... Read More »

Horticulture JK’s backbone, has potential to turnaround socio-economic profile: Mehbooba

  Says slew of measures being taken to further incentivize industry, address growers’ concerns 2017 to be observed as ‘Year of Apple’ SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 18: Terming horticulture as the backbone of State’s economy, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today exuded confidence that the sector has the potential to get the socio economic profile of Jammu & Kashmir change for better. She ... Read More »

Kashmir’s Rubia Syeed female cricketer to represent north India

  Rubia piles up160 in U-23 Women’s league to secure berth SRINAGAR | FEB 18 : Kashmiri girls continue to make a mark, both in academics as well as the field of sports. Now a Kashmiri girl  Rubia Sayeed is going to represent North Indian team after displaying outstanding performance  in U-23 Women’s League Tournament. A Kashmiri girl from Badasgam of Anantnag ... Read More »

The man who hurled shoe at Omar Abdullah, passed away

Bandipora,  February 18: Policemen Abdul Ahad Jan, who threw shoe on Ex Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on August 15, 2010 during flag hoisting ceremony,  died on Saturday morning  at his home town Ajas, Bandipora. One of his son said that he died of kidney failure he added that Jan lost his kidneys after allegedly  facing torture following the shoe throwing ... Read More »

Kashmir witnesses protests and clashes on strike free Friday

Srinagar, Feb 17, CNS: Clashes and pro-freedom protests were witnessed in different parts of Kashmir Valley including capital city Srinagar on Friday.      Protests and clashes erupted in Nowhatta area of Srinagar city against the Indian Army Chief statement. A rally was carried out shortly after Friday congregational prayers that were led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. Mirwaiz while condemning the ... Read More »

Killing civilians amounts to ‘state sponsored terrorism’: Malik

  Condemns attack on civilians Srinagar, Feb 17 (KNS): Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik on Friday said that killing civilians in the garb of armed encounters amounts to ‘state sponsored terrorism’. In a statement issued to KNS, Malik said, “Recent intimidating statement of Indian army chief, ministers and police authorities’ are like encouraging this ... Read More »

Perpetrators of Sindh blast have no place in society: Jamat

Expresses solidarity with people of Pakistan and bereaved families Srinagar, Feb 17 (KNS): Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir vehemently condemns the dastardly suicide bomb attack on the devotees in a Sufi Shrine in Sindh Pakistan, calls those involved in it as beastly enemies of the entire humanity. In a statement issued to KNS, Advocate Zahid Ali Spokesperson Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir ... Read More »