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Ahead of Monday’s sit-in, Mirwaiz put under house arrest: Spokesman

‘Resistance leadership has scheduled sit-in cum-seminar Monday’ Srinagar, Mar 12 (KNS): Chairman Hurriyat (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has been put under house arrest by police Sunday evening, the spokesman of the Hurriyat said. Shahid-ul-Islam, Media Advisor to Mirwaiz, told KNS that heavy contingent of police Sunday evening was deployed around the house of Mirwaiz at Nigeen, Hazratbal in Srinagar. He ... Read More »

PSC should defer KAS exam to avoid clash with CGL exam: NC

  ‘Future of aspirants more important than procedural red-tape’ Srinagar, Mar 12 (KNS): National Conference on Sunday asked the J&K Public Service Commission to change the scheduled day of the KAS prelim exams scheduled to be held on the 19th of March by a day to avoid non-participation of KAS aspirants who are also appearing for the Staff Selection Committee’s ... Read More »

Batagund residents demand halt to JCB machines during night

  ‘Will take appropriate measures for redressing the grievance’ Srinagar, Mar 12 (KNS): Working of JCB machines in mid night hours is giving sleepless nights to a big chunk of population in Kupwara residents as the machines extract “illegally” from a water stream in the area. Residents living in the vicinity of Batagund stream in Tehsil Handwara of the district ... Read More »

Mirwaiz presides AAC working, central committee members meeting

  ‘Unity, commitment among leadership and people inevitable’ Srinagar, Mar 12 (KNS): The Awami Action Committee (AAC) president Mirwaiz Umar Farooq presided over a meeting of its working and central committee members. The meeting discussed the current political situation and developments in the valley in the context of people’s ongoing political struggle. According to a statement issued to KNS, expressing ... Read More »

Weather likely to be pleasant this week: Met

  Highway closed after fresh landslides at Panthal Srinagar, Mar 12 (KNS): After a brief rain and chill, the weather in Kashmir is likely to remain pleasant and sunny in the coming week. Director Meteorological department Snoam Lotus said that the weather will remain pleasant and sunny from tomorrow. “From today till 14 March the weather will likely remain dry ... Read More »

Zulfkar takes stock of post snowfall situation in Budhal, Kotranka

RAJOURI, MARCH 12: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today conducted an extensive tour of Budhal and Kotranka to take stock of post snowfall situation and relief measures undertaken by various departments for mitigating weather related problems. The Ministers held a meeting with district administration for assessing weather related problems and steps taken for ensuring ... Read More »

Mother HelpAge Launches Narcotics Control Unit to Fight Drug Menace

  Srinagar, MArch 12: Renowned Charity Organization Mother HelpAge has launched its Narcotics Control Unit to fight Drug Menace in association with J and K Police in the state especially in worst hit areas of south Kashmir. Pertinently, it was launched at Dak Bungalow Anantnag, Kashmir on Saturday, 11 March 2017 and brain storming deliberations were held  .Important personalities were ... Read More »

CM lays foundation of Bandipora-Arin-Nadihal road

Bandipora, March 12: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today visited Bandipora to lay the foundation of 13.20 kilometre long Bandipora-Arin-Nadihal road which would be executed at a cost of Rs 10.56 crore.     The project is expected to be completed next year. The road project, on completion, would benefit 32 thousand souls of 12 villages of the catchment areas. Minister ... Read More »

J&K artists leave audience spell bound on inaugural day of Jashn-e-Kashmir Festival at Ooty

March 12: The folk artists of Jammu and Kashmir left the audience spell bound on the inaugural day of the Jash-e-Kashmir Festival at Ooty “ Queen of Hill Station” being organized by J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages in collaboration with the South Zone Cultural Centre (SZCC), Tanjavur, Tamil Nadu, Ministry of Culture, Government of India and the All ... Read More »

Mehbooba Mufti; from hope to flop show

SYED TAJAMUL IMRAN On 4 April 2016, Mehbooba Mufti became the 13th and the first Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir after forming a government in coalition with the Bhartiya Janta party (BJP). Tipped as Kashmir’s hope, she began with a clean slate and distanced himself from the political and administrative blunders committed by the previous governments. Her news to ... Read More »