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OIC to renew request for Kashmir visit to highlight right violations

SRINAGAR | MAR 29 (PTK): The visiting members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) Human Rights Commission regretted denial of permission by India to assess the situation in Kashmir, saying they would continue to refresh their request, officials here said. The OIC reaction came in response to a “demand” by Pakistan-administered Kashmir’s Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider that the ... Read More »

Cop suspended, SPO attached for beating scribe in Jammu

SRINAGAR | MAR 29 (PTK): A constable of Jammu and Kashmir Police was suspended, while a special police officer was attached today for allegedly thrashing a scribe in Akhnoor area of Jammu. Reports said that two police personnel identified as SPO Monu and Constable Manjeet deployed with Sub Divisional Police Officer Akhnoor were placed under suspension for allegedly beating a ... Read More »

LeT Pays tribute to slain militant, civilians

‘Targeting civilians a shameful, inhuman act’ Srinagar, Mar 29 (KNS): Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) on Wednesday paid tributes to the slain militant and the three civilians killed in encounter and clashes in Chadoora area of Budgam district on Tuesday. In an e-mailed statement to KNS, LeT spokesman, Dr Abdullah Ghaznavi while quoting the outfit chief, Mehmood Shah as saying, “Targeting civilians and ... Read More »

SHRC for making public offices accessible to differently-abled persons

Seeks report from SWD regarding constitution of Coordination Committee Jammu, Mar 29 (KNS): The State Human Right Commission (SHRC) has directed Director Social Welfare Department and the Director Estates Department to file response as to why they are not taking measures to make the public offices accessible to differently-abled persons. According to a statement issued by SHRC, the directions were ... Read More »

Govt wants boycott of by-polls so it manipulates voting for its candidates: Taj

Appeal ECI to provide security for elections Srinagar, Mar 29 (KNS): Senior Congress leader Taj Mohi-u-din Wednesday said that the government has failed to provide secure atmosphere for campaigning for by-poll for two seats of Parliament in Kashmir. He charged the PDP-BJP government of creating volatile and insecure atmosphere in the valley for “manipulating” voting for their candidates. “Government wants ... Read More »

For LC seats, 8 candidates file nomination papers

Voting will be held on April 17 Srinagar, Mar 29 (KNS): The candidates of mainstream political parties Wednesday filed nomination papers for the six vacant seats in the Upper House of the state legislature. The candidates filed the nominations before Assembly Secretary, Mohammad Ramzan who is also Returning Officer for the elections. The PDP candidates namely Abdul Qayoom Dar (Jammu ... Read More »

J&K Deputy Speaker meets union road transport ministry officials

Discusses construction of Tunnel on Bandipora – Gurez Road NEW DELHI, MARCH 29- Deputy Speaker Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi Wednesday met Private Secretary of union  Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping, at his office and raised the issue of construction of tunnel on Bandipora – Gurez road. During the meeting, which was also attended by representatives ... Read More »

Cooperative movement offers bright future for youth: Chering Dorjey

 Minister attends awareness camp at Sunderbani JAMMU, MARCH 29: Continuing its efforts to reach out to the unemployed educated youth to aware them about various profitable schemes in the Cooperative Sector, the Department of Cooperative organized a youth awareness camp at Sunderbani in Rajouri district today. A large number of people especially the unemployed youth of the area attended the ... Read More »

Govt committed to promote sports culture in State: Zulfkar Ali

   Minister felicitates winners of Taekwonda Championship 2016-17 JAMMU, MARCH 29: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Choudhary Zulfkar Ali Wednesday said that state Government is committed to create necessary infrastructure for promotion of sports culture in State The Minister was addressing sportsmen, parents and organizers at an award distribution function of “Khelo India State Level Taekwonda Championship 2016-17”, where ... Read More »

GoI enhances 70 PG seats in JK Medical Colleges

Bali discusses health scenario with Nadda, seeks expeditious release of funds under various components Rs. 50 cr released under PMDP during current fiscal NEW DELHI, MARCH 29 :  The Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has approved enhancement of 70 more PG seats in different disciplines for the Government Medical Colleges in Jammu and Kashmir from the 2017-18 session. ... Read More »