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Monthly Archives: February 2017

MeT predicts more rains, snow in next 24 hours

Vehicles stranded as highway remain closed for 2nd day Srinagar, Feb 21 (KNS): As the Valley continued to receive intermittent rains, the weatherman on Tuesday predicted more rains or snow across the valley over the next 24 hours. According to the official in the Meteorological department (MeT), “There is possibility of light to moderate rains or snow across the Valley ... Read More »

Distribution of portfolios prerogative of Chief Minister: Javaid Beigh

  Srinagar, Feb 20, CNS: In an apparent snub to the two belligerent ministers, People’s Democratic Party leader and legislator Javaid Hussain Beigh Monday said that the distribution and allocation of portfolios is the prerogative of Chief Minister and a party legislator is bound to follow the directions of the Chief Minister.     “I am not questioning the conviction and ... Read More »

After Akhtar, PDP legislator trains guns on Pirzada Mansoor

  Calls Him ‘Scandalous’, Holds duo responsible for ouster of Bukhari, Mir and Pudro from Council of Ministers  Srinagar, Feb 20, CNS: After holding Nayeem Akhtar responsible for present ‘disorder’ in People’s Democratic Party, the legislator from Zadibal Constituency in Srinagar Abid Hussain Ansari Monday said that if PDP will be decimated in coming Parliament and next Assembly elections, the ... Read More »

One year on, power transformer yet to make functional

Villagers appeal govt to listen to their woes Srinagar, Feb 20 (KNS): The residents of Shatmuqam village of Drugmulla area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district are up in arms against the Power Development Department (PDD) for ‘failing to make the installed transformer functional in the area’. The residents while talking to KNS said that the authorities in the PDD department ... Read More »

Hajj-2017: Union Ministry of Minority Affairs invites applications for temporary deputation CGI Jeddah

Jammu, Feb 20 (KNS): Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India has invited applications from male Muslim permanent employees working in Central, State Government, UTs, PSUs, Autonomous bodies for temporary deputation to Consulate General of India (CGI), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to render assistance to Hajj pilgrims as Coordinators, Assistant Hajj Officers and Hajj Assistants for Hajj-2017. Meanwhile, the Ministry has ... Read More »

India and Pakistan need to initiate a dialogue: NC

Tanvir Sadiq tells British Diplomats visiting Kashmir Srinagar, Feb 20 (KNS): National Conference today said that India and Pakistan need to sit at the table and share each other’s perspectives, no matter how difficult the issues are, including extremism that damages the bilateral relations. In a meeting with Alex Pykett Head of Foreign & Security Policy Team & Deepi Jyoti ... Read More »

Govt to focus on filling critical academic, infrastructural gaps in Higher education: Altaf Bhukhari

‘Recruitment of faculty to be expedited’ Jammu, Feb 20 (KNS): Minister for Education Sayed Altaf Bukhari today said that the Government would focus on filling critical academic and infrastructural gaps to realize the objectives of expansion plan of Higher Education in the state. Chairing maiden meeting of the Higher Education department after assuming office here today, the Minister set and ... Read More »

Dal dwellers stages protest against LAWDA

Executing court orders: Official SRINAGAR | FEB 20 (PTK):Scores of Dal dwellers of Meer Behri stages protest today at press enclave against the Lakes and water ways development authority (LAWADA) allegedly for snatching their land. They said that they are living there and the government is snatching our houses. Amid anti LAWDA slogans, protesters said, “LAWDA is trying to snatch ... Read More »

Junior Rugby teams dejected, alleges ill treatment

IRFAN QURAISHI SRINAGAR | FEB 20 (PTK):Despite the tall claims of the Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council to promote the sports culture among the youth, the 3rd National Snow Rugby 7’s Championship which concludes at Gulmarag yesterday, budding players of Valley were allegedly dejected. Junior Rugby Teams, who were invited from different district headquarters of the Kashmir valley while talking ... Read More »