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16-Jan-2020 Srinagar

J&K Law Commission functioning without members

Signifying its non-seriousness, the Jammu & Kashmir government is yet to appoint members of its maiden Law Commission which is mandated to recommend repeal of archaic laws.According to wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the commission is functioning...

30-Dec-2019 Srinagar

Sorry State of Education: 3000 non-teaching posts vacant in Kashmir

Apart from its failure to strengthen the teaching section, the school education department has miserably failed to strengthen the non-teaching section of the department which has adversely affected the day to day affairs of the department.As per the official...

25-Dec-2019 Srinagar

Christmas fails to attract tourists in Kashmir

For the first time in last several decades, the Christmas has miserably failed to attract the tourists in Kashmir with almost all the hotels across Kashmir witnessing deserted rooms.According to the wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the hoteliers...

20-Dec-2019 Srinagar

Jamia Masjid re-opens for Friday prayers first time after Aug 5

The Friday congregational prayers were held at the historic Jamia Masjid for the first time after August 5 amid peaceful protests post prayers outside the masjid.There were no  Friday prayers at the grand masjid since August 5. However, Zuhr (afternoon)...

29-Nov-2019 Srinagar

Srinagar admin ‘shelves’ ambitious project to set up model schools

Signifying the non-seriousness of the authorities, the much-hyped initiative of district administration Srinagar to set up model schools in the district has been shelved. The administration had decided to upgrade the schools after imitating the Delhi model of schools.An...

29-Nov-2019 Srinagar

Will J&K UT come under jurisdiction of Central Information Commission?

The government of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has set-up a high-level committee to examine whether the UT will come under the purview of Central Information Commission or a separate commission has to be established for the new territorial entity.According...

26-Nov-2019 नई दिल्ली

Chairman, Lokpal Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose launches logo of Lokpal

The Chairman of Lokpal, Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose launched the logo of Lokpal, at an event held here today. The Members of Lokpal: Shri Justice Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale (Judicial Member), Shri Justice Pradeep Kumar Mohanty (Judicial Member), Shri Justice...

22-Nov-2019 Srinagar

Caged leaders relish Chicken twice a week

Amid the reports of inadequate facilities to Kashmiri caged leaders, the officials in the district administration claimed that the estimated cost for the food to these leaders is Rs five lakh per month at MLA Hostel Srinagar.Official sources while divulging...

17-Nov-2019 Srinagar

Caged mainstream Kashmiri leaders shifted from Centaur to MLA Hostel

After remaining incarcerated for more than three months at Centaur Hotel in Srinagar, the mainstream politicians who were detained on August 5, were on Sunday shifted to MLA Hostel here.Over two dozen mainstream political leaders associated with different...

16-Nov-2019 Srinagar

As life limps back to normalcy, online business still paralysed

As Kashmir limps back to normalcy after a gap of 100 days, business establishments are slowly returning to normal but online business continues to remain shut in the wake of non-availability of internet since August 5.According to wire service—Kashmir News...

16-Nov-2019 Srinagar

In times of exams, Valley schools get Rs 1000 as heating allowance

Making mockery of heating arrangements in Kashmir schools at a time when annual board exams for class 10 and 12 are underway, Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (BOSE) has disbursed a paltry amount of Rs 1000 as heating arrangement allowance for each...

15-Nov-2019 Srinagar

Tourist arrival in Kashmir all time low

The uncertainty triggered by August 5 announcement of Government of India about roll back of Article 370 and bifurcation of erstwhile state into two Union Territories (UTs) has  cast a shadow on the tourist arrival in Kashmir. The official figures have...

14-Nov-2019 Srinagar

1861 lives consumed in 70960 incidents of violence in J&K: GoI

As many as 41861 lives were consumed by the three-decade-old armed conflict in Jammu & Kashmir, the Government of India has claimed.According to wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), in an affidavit filed before the Supreme Court, the Ministry of...

13-Nov-2019 Srinagar

Communication gag: Wanna speed post, rush to GPO

At a time when most of the courier services across Kashmir are defunct since August 5, the General Post Office (GPO) at Lal Chowk, Srinagar has come alive with people thronging the place for speed post and other means of communication available there.According...

13-Nov-2019 Srinagar

After 100 days of shutdown, life limps back to normal in Kashmir

As the uncertainty crossed 100 day mark on Monday, the life across Kashmir is limping back to normalcy with many shops remaining open throughout the day while the private vehicles too are back on roads partially.According to eye-witnesses, frequent traffic...

12-Nov-2019 Srinagar

Article 370 roll back: Uncertainty in Kashmir completes 100 days

The uncertainty in Kashmir following the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status (Article 370), completed the 100 days on Tuesday with most of the shops in Srinagar and other districts remaining closed while the public traffic was partially back...

12-Nov-2019 Srinagar

4 more crucial state laws made applicable to J&K, Ladakh UTs

The Government of India has ordered that four more state laws will be applicable to the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh forthwith.According to wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the President of India, under the Jammu and Kashmir...

06-Nov-2019 Srinagar

30 Lakh Pre-Paid Subscribers in Kashmir left in lurch

With continuous suspension of prepaid mobile services across Kashmir, the consumers here have expressed resentment, stating that they are facing huge losses as their only number available with their business partners are not being converted to postpaid services.According...

06-Nov-2019 Srinagar

J&K UT: Clouds of uncertainty hover on Milad Celebrations in Kashmir

Clouds of uncertainty continue to hover over the Eid-e-Milad-un Nabi (SAW) celebrations in Kashmir as authorities have convened a high level review meeting in Srinagar to decide whether to allow the people to the revered shrine at Hazratbal for night-long prayers...

05-Nov-2019 Srinagar

J&K as a UT: Name change of all impt places, institutions on cards

In a significant development, Centre is mulling to change the names of all the important places in Kashmir that includes Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC), Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Sher-e-Kashmir Park , Sher-e-Kashmir...

04-Nov-2019 Srinagar

Toy seller from UP dies, 40 others injured in Sgr grenade attack

A non-local resident was killed while as at least 40 people including three security forces personnel were injured in a grenade attack at Gonikhan area of Hari Singh High Street (HSHS) in the heart of Srinagar on Monday. The condition of three injured...

02-Nov-2019 Srinagar

In a first, J&K Govt proposes special package for upgrading Madrassas

In a significant development, the Jammu and Kashmir government has proposed a special package for the infrastructural up-gradation and quality improvement in Madrasas functional in Jammu and Kashmir. An official wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO),...

01-Nov-2019 Srinagar

Six years on, MANUU campus in Budgam awaits permanent campus

Despite the passage of over six years when the foundation of Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) was laid in Budgam district, the authorities have failed to complete the construction of the permanent campus of the University.The land for construction...

30-Oct-2019 Srinagar

''Kashmir linked to terror, don''t want it to become Afghanistan''

On a visit to Kashmir, Members of European Parliament (MEPs) on Wednesday acknowledged that the problems in the region were linked to terrorism and said it should not "become Syria or another Afghanistan" which are afflicted by anarchy and widespread violence.Interacting...

30-Oct-2019 Srinagar

World Internet Day: Kashmir incommunicado for three months

As the world observed internet day on Wednesday, Kashmir continues to remain deprived of the facility since August 5, when the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was abrogated and the erstwhile State was bifurcated into two Union Territories by the central...

30-Oct-2019 Srinagar

We don’t want Kashmir to become second Afghanistan : EU Delegation

The European Parliamentarians on Wednesday said that revocation of Article 370 was India’s internal matter and that they were not in Kashmir to interfere into the Indian politics. The delegation, however, stressed that they didn’t want Kashmir to become...

29-Oct-2019 Srinagar

BJP alleges highhandedness by SP Handwara, demands inquiry against him

The state unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday alleged highhandedness by a senior police cop, who is posted in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, appealing the Governor led administration to take action against the ‘erring cop’.Addressing a presser...

29-Oct-2019 Srinagar

Deserted streets, protests, welcome EU MPs in Kashmir

Massive clashes were witnessed in majority of Srinagar parts on Tuesday when a 23-member delegation of European Parliament arrived in the city on a two-day visit.The delegation, was however, greeted with massive protests and complete shutdown across Kashmir...

28-Oct-2019 Srinagar

Internet gag: Kashmir’s ‘Ladli Beti’ cries for help

The ongoing internet gag has cast its shadow on the much ambitious scheme of New Delhi—the Ladli Beti, where newborn female child is given a monthly financial help till she  reaches the age of 16. Due to non-availability of internet, the Social Welfare...

28-Oct-2019 Srinagar

Sorry State of Education: Over 30 Degree Colleges headless in J&K

Reflecting the non-seriousness of the state administration in filling the key administrative posts, more than 30 degree colleges have been rendered headless in the J&K state from  past many months.The posts of the college principals have are managed by...

28-Oct-2019 Srinagar

Exams: Students up to class 8 appear in ‘exams at home’

Due to the prevailing uncertainty, the valley based schools are conducting the easiest exams ever for the students from class 1st to class 8 as students are supposed to fill their  answer transcripts at home.Why majority of schools in Kashmir decided...

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