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55 more doctors may lose job for ‘unauthorised absence’

@Admin : 11-Sep-2018, 09:00 PM

‘Vacant posts of medicos to be filled on fast track basis’

After sacking 65 doctors last week, state health department is in the process of terminating services of 55 more medicos for their “long and unauthorized absence”.

An official in the health and medical education (H&ME) department said they had compiled a list of 120 doctors who were not attending to t more...


Police foils teachers’ protest march

@Admin : 11-Sep-2018, 09:00 PM

Quoting Wani, TJAC spokesperson said protests will be intensified in case their demands are not met.

The police foiled proposed candle light march of Teachers Joint Action Committee (TJAC) here on Tuesday.

In his statement, TJAC spokesperson said president Abdul Qayoom Wani has taken strong notice of police action.

He said Wani condemned police action on teachers more...


High Court vacates stay on selection of Naib Tehsildars

@Admin : 11-Sep-2018, 09:00 PM

Asks SSB to go ahead with the selection process

The High Court on Tuesday directed Services Selection Board (SSB) to go ahead with the selection process for the post of Naib Tehsildars. Over 70,000 candidates who had applied for the post had appeared in the written test in April.

On May 4 this year, the High Court had put in abeyance the selection process by the SSB upon hearing more...


Bollywood can help Kashmir remove trust-deficit among tourists: Manoj Bajpayee

@Admin : 11-Sep-2018, 09:00 PM

“Perception can make or break a place. Prospective tourists need to be ensured that this place is welcoming and nature here is a real treat for eye,” Bajpayee said.

Stating that filmmakers in Bollywood should not just “focus” on political problems of Kashmir but highlight its natural beauty, actor Manoj Bajpayee on Tuesday said the film shootings in the Valley can help rem more...


‘Money to fix education system is not being spent’

@Admin : 11-Sep-2018, 09:00 PM

“It’s after our strenuous efforts that the government allocates funds for uplifting education in the state and it pains us a lot to see the money is lying unspent,” Matto said.

State project director, Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan, Tufail Ahmad Matto, Tuesday, flayed the education department authorities for ‘failing’ to utilise the money under various schemes aimed at achievin more...


High Court seeks status report in multi-crore ETT admission scam

@Admin : 11-Sep-2018, 09:00 PM

The court directed the Inspector General of Police crime branch to apprise it on next date of hearing about the progress of investigation with regard to admissions made in 2011 in ETT colleges.

The High Court has ordered the Crime Branch to file report on status of investigation in the Elementary Teachers’ Training admission scam. 

Disapproving the “dilatory&rdq more...


Grenade attack on police station Pattan in north Kashmir

@Admin : 11-Sep-2018, 04:00 PM

However, there was no report of any injury.

Militants on Tuesday evening lobbed a grenade at police station Pattan in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

However, there was no report of any injury.

Reports said that the grenade was hurled at police station Pattan that exploded with a bang.

They said that the forces cordoned off the area soon after more...


19 persons injured in Rajouri highway accident

@Admin : 11-Sep-2018, 02:00 PM

Due to the impact of collision the bus skidded off the road and plunged into a roadside field from a height of around 80 feet.

At least nineteen passengers were injured in a head-on collision between a tipper and a passenger bus in Lamberi village of Nowshera on Jammu-Rajouri highway on Tuesday.

Reports said a bus bearing registration number: JK02AK 3047 on way from Jammu to Raj more...


Thousands attend last rites of slain LeT militant in Sopore

@Admin : 11-Sep-2018, 02:00 PM

Reports said thousands joined the slain militant’s funeral at his native Harwan village in Sopore area of Baramulla district.

Thousands of people on Tuesday participated in the last rites of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant Liyaqat Ahmad Lone alias Umar Khalid killed along with his associate in a gunfight in Handwara village.

Reports said thousands joined the slain militant&rsqu more...


Dr Farooq, Omar Abdullah express solidarity with Nasir Aslam Wani

@Admin : 11-Sep-2018, 02:00 PM

Omar participates in Nimaz-e- Jinaza

National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Vice President Omar Abdullah on Tuesday expressed solidarity with Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani on the demise of his aunt, wife of Asif Mirza who passed away early Tuesday.

Expressing solidarity with the bereaved family, Dr. Farooq Abdullah prayed for peace to the departed soul and more...


Jammu and Kashmir: SPO among three govt employees suspended in Poonch

@Admin : 11-Sep-2018, 12:00 PM

When contacted, Yadav said the employees were suspended for taking part in political activities in violation of service rules and an inquiry was ordered against them.

Three government employees, including a special police officer (SPO), were placed under suspension for taking part in political activities in violation of service rules in Poonch district, officials said Tuesday.

D more...


Non-local painter found with slit-throat in Sopore, dies

@Admin : 11-Sep-2018, 11:00 AM

A police officer told GNS that some locals found the painter lying in a pool of blood with his throat-slit inside a rented room at Arampora area of Sopore.

A 35-year-old non-local painter who was admitted in a Srinagar hospital with his throat-slit died on Tuesday afternoon.

A police officer told GNS that some locals found the painter lying in a pool of blood with his throat-sli more...


Eight lakh people commit suicide every year: WHO

@Admin : 11-Sep-2018, 10:00 AM

A toolkit to help communities prevent suicides was released by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Mental Health Commission of Canada on the World Suicide Prevention Day on Monday.

Nearly 800,000 people commit suicide every year in the world, the second leading cause of death amongst people aged 15-29 in 2016, according to the WHO.

A toolkit to help communities prevent s more...


Russia begins biggest military drills since Cold War

@Admin : 11-Sep-2018, 10:00 AM

Members of the Eastern and Central military districts as well as ships of the Pacific and Northern Fleets, the Airborne Force, more than 1,000 aircraft and around 36,000 tanks and other armoured vehicles would take part in the Vostok-2018 exercises, reports Efe news.

Russia on Tuesday began its biggest military exercises since the Cold War, with the participation of around 300,000 troops, more...


Heroin worth Rs 10 crore seized in Kashmir capital Srinagar

@Admin : 11-Sep-2018, 10:00 AM

“On the basis of specific intelligence, DRI officers raided the premises located in Srinagar area in the wee hours of 09.09.2018 and recovered two packets of high quality Heroin weighing 2 Kgs,” said a spokesman of the DRI, in a statement.

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) J&K has, for the third time in a span of one month, seized a consignment of two kilogram heroin w more...


SC refuses to interfere with Jammu and Kashmir's DGP appointment

@Admin : 11-Sep-2018, 08:00 AM

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud issued notice and sought a reply from the Centre.

The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to interfere with the Jammu and Kashmir government appointing an acting director general of police (DGP).

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud issued notice and sou more...


Searches continue for second straight day in Rajouri villages

@Admin : 11-Sep-2018, 07:00 AM

Reports said forces conducted intensive searches in several villages of Nowshera including Lamberi.

Government forces launched search operation in Nowshera area of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir for second consecutive day on Tuesday.

Reports said forces conducted intensive searches in several villages of Nowshera including Lamberi.

The search operation was more...


Dalit medical student shot dead in Uttar Pradesh

@Admin : 11-Sep-2018, 07:00 AM

Circle Officer Rizwan Ahmad said Rajat was Monday evening killed when he was returning to his village from college.

A Dalit medical student was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Mandla village, police said Tuesday. 

Circle Officer Rizwan Ahmad said Rajat was Monday evening killed when he was returning to his village from college.

He was in second year more...


Panchayat, ULB polls: Jammu and Kashmir govt forms panels

@Admin : 11-Sep-2018, 06:00 AM

Elections to municipal bodies and panchayats in the state are scheduled to begin from October 1 and November 8, respectively.

The Jammu and Kashmir government has formed two official committees to ensure smooth conduct of polls to municipalities and panchayats in the state.

Elections to municipal bodies and panchayats in the state are scheduled to begin from October 1 and Novemb more...


Kupwara man shot dead in Khanyar

@Admin : 11-Sep-2018, 06:00 AM

Deputy inspector general of police central Kashmir Vidi Kumar Birdi told Greater Kashmir that preliminary reports suggest that he was staying in DargahHazratbal area of Srinagar.

Unidentified gunmen shot dead a man from Kupwara at Khanyar here on Monday evening, police said. The deceased was identified as Abdul AhadGanie son of Ghulam Ahmad Ganie of Tewan Mohalla Lalpora Lolab Kupwara. &l more...