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Reform needed for Azaan from mosques: Soz

  Srinagar | Apr 23 (PTK): Welcoming Pakistan Minister’s decision on ‘Azaan’ ( call for prayers) former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Prof Saifuddin Soz today said this much needed reform would be welcomed by all. “Pakistan’s Religious Affairs Ministry deserves appreciation for its decision to reform in saying of Azaan on loudspeakers in a manner that the Azaan ... Read More »

Self-styled ‘Gau Rakshak’ group assaults nomad family in Reasi

Police arrest four assailants Reasi, April 22, CNS: Police on Saturday arrested four members of a self-styled ‘Gau Rakshak’ (cow vigilante) group from Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir after they assaulted a nomad family when they were moving with their livestock on Thursday night.       A nomad family comprising nine members including two women and a girl along with ... Read More »

Two militants killed in Hayatpora Chadoora encounter: Army

‘Operation still on’ Srinagar, Apr 20 (KNS): Two militants were killed in a brief encounter that raged between forces and militants in Hayatpora village of Chadoora area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Saturday. Defense spokesman, Colonial Rajesh Kalia told KNS that two militants were killed in an encounter that raged in Budgam district today. He said that the operation ... Read More »

Chief Justice reviews progress of under- construction District Court Complex

SRINAGAR, APRIL 22: Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir, Justice Badar Durez, today visited the under-construction District Court Complex at Moominabad, Srinagar to take stock of its progress. The Chief Justice was informed that 97% of the overall physical progress has been achieved on the Rs 120 crore project. It was said that the Phase-I of the project spread over ... Read More »

7th Pay Commission Recommendations: Official panel to work-out implementation modalities

New scales to take effect in JK from April 2018 JAMMU, APRIL 21: As a follow to the announcement made by the Finance Minister, Dr Haseeb Drabu in his budget speech regarding implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations in the State, the Government today constituted a high-level official panel to work-out the modalities in this regard. According to an ... Read More »

Congress forms Manmohan Singh-led ‘policy-planning’ group for JK

‘Group to hold dialogue with all stakeholders; help restore peace’ Srinagar, Apr 19 (KNS): All India Congress Committee (AICC) on Wednesday constituted a policy-planning group for Jammu and Kashmir under the chairmanship of former Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, sources said. Reliable sources told KNS that the group was constituted by AICC president, Sonia Gandhi. “The constitution of a group ... Read More »

Cabinet expresses deep anguish over loss of precious lives

Urges all shades of political opinion to help restore peace in Kashmir Valley  JAMMU | APR 18 (PTK): The State Cabinet which met here today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti expressed deep anguish over the loss of precious lives in the Kashmir valley during the prevailing law and order situation. The Cabinet made a fervent appeal to ... Read More »

Govt cancels Rizvi’s MoS status

Jammu,  April 18: Government today canceled the appointment of Syed Mohammad Baqir Rizvi as member and Vice Chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Building & Other Constriction Workers Welfare Board with immediate effect. According to a notification issued on Monday evening,  GAD order reads The status of Minister of State conferred upon him has also been withdrawn. The sudden move ... Read More »

PDP demands stern action against those involved in GDC Pulwama incident  

  SRINAGAR | APR 17 (PTK):  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today conevened an emergency meeting to discuss the situation arising out of unfortunate incident at Pulwama College last week. A party spokesman said that Party General Secretary Nizamudin Bhat and other office bearers present in the meeting condemned the police action and intrusion into the academic institution. He said that ... Read More »

Kashmir colleges erupt against Pulwama incident, protests across valley

Srinagar,  April  17: Spontaneous  protests erupt  in almost all the colleges  and universities across valley on Monday against the Police action in Pulwama against students on Saturday. Reports say,  as the colleges open on Monday,  students in SP College  Srinagar boycotted classes and staged protest against the  Police action. Students marched towards Lal Chowk. However Police present at the gate ... Read More »