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 Jahangeer Ganaie

Locals, tourists suffer as vital Aishmuqam-Pahalgam road in shambles

Blacktopping this year, say officials

Anantnag: The vital Aishmuqam-Pahalgam road in south Kashmir, which has not been macadamised by the authorities since 2007, is giving tough time to commuters. The dilapidated road is causing inconvenience to the residents as well as the tourists who visit the famous tourist spot, Pahalgam in the district. “It takes more than an hour to […]

 Jahangeer Ganaie

Strengthening democracy: Five months on, 28 Sarpanchs in Pulwama yet to take oath

Strengthening democracy: Five months on, 28 Sarpanchs in Pulwama yet to take oath

Pulwama: Even after five months have elapsed after the Panchayat elections were held in Jammu and Kashmir, around 28 Sarpanchs have failed to take oath of office in various areas of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. These Sarpanchs who had put their lives at risk to contest elections are in a dilemma as the Panchayat bodies […]

 KV News

Beastly: Girl commits suicide after allegedly raped by father

Beastly: Girl commits suicide after allegedly raped by father

Police registers case, arrests culprit

Srinagar: in a shameful incident a father has reportedly outraged the modesty of his daughter in Chaliwaan Chattybandi area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora District following which the girl committed suicide. Police said that after the incident was reported to them they swung into action and arrested the father and have registered a case besides starting […]

 KV Correspondent

DSEK fails to detach teachers associated with administrative jobs

DSEK fails to detach teachers associated with administrative jobs

Despite several circulars, teachers continue to stick to non-teaching assignments

Srinagar: Contradicting the repeated circulars issued by the authorities in the school education department for de-attachment of teachers from Zonal and Chief Education Offices (CEO) in districts, more than 30 teachers, masters and lecturers are enjoying prolonged stint at the Directorate of School Education Kashmir. The teachers deputed in the Directorate from past more than […]

 Jahangeer Ganaie

Three years on, damaged health centre awaits repairs

Pulwama: Damaged three years ago after a huge tree fell on its premises, authorities have failed to repair a health centre in Tral area of Pulwama district. Locals in Amlar-Nowpora village in Tral said that three years ago a tree fell on the health centre leaving the building completely damaged. Since then, a local alleged […]

 KV Correspondent

Polling, boycott went hand in hand in north Kashmir

Polling, boycott went hand in hand in north Kashmir

Srinagar: On 9 am in morning all the polling stations in old town Baramulla wore a deserted look as no one came out to vote for any candidate on the day of parliament elections. A polling station setup in Bunglow Bagh high school of old town had almost no voters for the whole day. No […]

 Bilal Ahmad

‘Boycott’ call had good takers in Afzal Guroo’s, Geelani’s villages

‘Boycott’ call had good takers in Afzal Guroo’s, Geelani’s villages

Sopore: A meager four percent of the voters in Sopore cast their vote in the first phase of Parliamentary election for Baramulla seat in North Kashmir. Of the 1,11,928 voters registered in Sopore, only 4,864 voters-3,209 male and 1,655 female turned up as per official figures. That way, Sopore recorded a turnout of 4.35 percent. […]

 Press Trust of India

Aasiya Andrabi’s aide declines to provide voice sample

Aasiya Andrabi’s aide declines to provide voice sample

New Delhi: An associate of Kashmiri separatist Aasiya Andrabi, arrested in a case of allegedly waging war against the country with support from Pakistan, opposed in a Delhi court Thursday the NIA plea for recording her voice sample for their investigation. A lawyer appearing for the accused — Nahida Nasreen — told Special Judge Rakesh […]

 KV Correspondent

Neglect: Official apathy delays regularization of ZGC’s

Neglect: Official apathy delays regularization of ZGC’s

Srinagar: In a bizarre move, the school education department has kept the regularisation of Zonal Gender Coordinators (ZGCs) in abeyance despite the committee report favouring their absorption in the department. The committee report constituted in November last year had favored their absorption in the department against the vacancies in the centrally sponsored Kasturba Gandhi BalikaVidyale […]

 Jahangeer Ganaie

Source water ‘diverted’ by authorities, canals in Tral areas turning into dumping sites

Pulwama: With authorities allegedly diverting the source water to them, at least six canals flowing through many villages of Tral have dried up and are instead being used by locals for dumping garbage. Residents of Dadsara and its adjacent areas in Tral alleged that the local Irrigation Department “has diverted all the source water of […]