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 Irfan Tramboo

The vagaries of being a reporter in conflict zones

The vagaries of being a reporter in conflict zones

Srinagar: The scene inside the ward number 8 of Shri Maharana Hari Singh (SMHS) Hospital, was surcharged with emotions as anxious relatives and friends of those who were injured in forces action in Jamia Masjid on Friday made a beeline to the ward which houses the dozen odd youth, mostly pellet victims. However, what shocked […]

 KV Network

Apathy: 3500 habitations are still without any schools in JK

Apathy: 3500 habitations are still without any schools in JK

Srinagar: Belying the tall claims of successive regimes for improving upon the education sector, over 3500 habitations have been found without a primary and upper primary schools across the state. Of the total 29368 habitations in the State, around 25500 habitations- 89.56 percent are served by government aided primary schools while as rest of the […]

 Irfan Tramboo

Border flare-up alerts health department

Border flare-up alerts health department

Leaves of staffers posted on borders cancelled: Minister 

Srinagar: With continuous shelling along the International Border (IB) in Arnia Sector and along the LoC in Uri on Thursday, the state health department has been asked to remain alert in order to meet any eventuality. The department has meanwhile cancelled the leaves of those stationed near LoC and IB. Minister for health and Medical […]

 KV Network

Two months on, KU yet to upload revised key for SET exams

Two months on, KU yet to upload revised key for SET exams

Candidates apprehend misconduct in results as answer keys were flawed

Srinagar: Despite the passage of more than two months, authorities in Kashmir University (KU) have failed to upload the revised key and result of State Eligibility Test (SET) held across Kashmir on March 11. The aggrieved candidates said the delay adopted by the varsity administration was increasing apprehensions of some misconduct in declaration of results. […]

 Press Trust of India

As guns spit fire, people flee border hamlets

As guns spit fire, people flee border hamlets

R S Pura (Jammu): The metallic smell of gunpowder lingered in the air and thick clouds of smoke belched from the charred houses in the Jorafarm hamlet, razed to the ground in the relentless firing by Pakistan before residents could have their Sehri – pre-dawn Ramadhan meal. “What Sehri? We are alive because we fled […]

 Irfan Tramboo

JK may soon have a healthcare policy 

JK may soon have a healthcare policy 

Policy envisages major relief for financially poor families: Saleem Ur Rehman

Srinagar:  The state of Jammu and Kashmir may soon have its much required ‘Health Care Policy’ with suggested major changes and revamps in the existing system. The policy apparently is a major relief for the financially backward section of the society as it is proposing free health care to such patients. The new Health Care […]

 KV News

After repeated violations, Govt warns coaching centres of closure 

After repeated violations, Govt warns coaching centres of closure 

Srinagar: The government on Saturday warned the erring coaching centres of permanent closure for violating government guidelines repeatedly. The circular in this regard was issued by the Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK) G N Itoo citing that the department was receiving frequent complaints against various private coaching centres for violating norms set by the department. […]

 Press Trust of India

JK slammed over ‘slow progress’ in abolishing interviews in govt jobs

JK slammed over ‘slow progress’ in abolishing interviews in govt jobs

New Delhi: The Centre has slammed nine states including Jammu and Kashmir and West Bengal over “slow progress” made by them in abolishing interviews from selection process for junior level government jobs. In a letter to chief ministers of Haryana, Nagaland, Odisha, Tripura, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim, Jammu and Kashmir, West Bengal, Minister of State for […]

 Jahangeer Ganaie

Slain cop’s family says they have lost their only hope 

Slain cop’s family says they have lost their only hope 

Anantnag: The family members of slain Special Police Officer (SPO) Bilal Ahmed of Malikpora Verinag are yet to come to terms with life after his death. Bilal Ahmad son of Mohammad Abbas Shah  of Malikpora Verinag area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district was killed on Tuesday in a militant attack near Bijbehara. The killing has […]

 Jahangeer Ganaie

Scholar joins militant ranks, father says won’t call him back    

Scholar joins militant ranks, father says won’t call him back    

Pulwama: There seems no let up in youth joining militancy in southern districts as one more photograph of a youth brandishing an AK-47 assault rifle went viral on the social networking sites. The gun wielding photograph of a youth identified as Tawseef Ahmad Thoker, son of Ghulam Mohiudeen Thoker, a resident of Charsoo village of […]

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