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Guv calls for an end to confrontations in J&K 

Guv calls for an end to confrontations in J&K 

Seeks support to improve efficiency, accountability of administration

Srinagar, Aug 14: In his Independence Day message Governor N N Vohra while extending greetings and good wishes to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, called for an end to the continued confrontation in Jammu and Kashmir. Talking about the disadvantages of J&K vis-a-vis its geography, Vohra said progress and growth in the state has […]

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Questioning Art 35-A will reopen debate on accession: Omar Abdullah

Questioning Art 35-A will reopen debate on accession: Omar Abdullah

Srinagar, Aug 14: Former chief minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said any attempts to tinker with Article 35-A will have serious ramifications and would inevitably reopen the debate on J&K’s accession with the Union of India. Addressing the monthly provincial committee meeting here today, the NC vice-president according to the party press release reminded the “powers […]

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Am ready for public scrutiny: Malik on ED notice

Am ready for public scrutiny: Malik on ED notice

Srinagar, Aug 14: JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik on Tuesday said that he is ready for any amount of public scrutiny and accountability. He was reacting to a recent notice issued by Enforcement Directorate (ED) against him. “If anyone proves any property in my name other than what I have inherited from my parents, I […]

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Four persons killed in flash-floods in Jammu

Four persons killed in flash-floods in Jammu

Jammu, Aug 14: Four persons died and three others suffered injuries in flash-floods following incessant rains in Jammu region, officials said today. Over two dozen houses and scores of vehicles have been damaged by the gushing waters. While two persons died in Udhampur district and two others were injured, one person each died in Jammu […]

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Landslides close Sgr-Jmu highway

Landslides close Sgr-Jmu highway

Jammu, Aug 14: Traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway was suspended for the second consecutive day today due to landslides triggered by heavy rains in Ramban district. However, the Mughal road remained open for two-way traffic. The nearly 270-km Srinagar-Jammu national highway was blocked by fresh landslides at Digdol in Ramban district, officials said. They […]

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 2 Pak soldiers killed in Tangdhar sector: Army

 2 Pak soldiers killed in Tangdhar sector: Army

Srinagar, Aug 14: Two Pakistani soldiers were killed by the Army “in response to ceasefire violations” along the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar sector of north Kashmir, a defence spokesman said here today. “In retaliatory action, own troops carried out calibrated operations in which two Pakistani soldiers were killed,” Srinagar-based defence spokesman Col Rajesh […]

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Cloudburst triggers flash-flood

Cloudburst triggers flash-flood

Karnah: A cloudburst triggered flash-floods in Karnah area of frontier district of Kupwara in north Kashmir Tuesday afternoon. Reports said the cloudburst in Qazi Behak area caused flash-flood in Tangdhar Nallah, triggering panic among the locals. Police said there was no immediate report of any loss to the life or property. However, reports coming in […]

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Militants fired at me: PDP youth prez

Militants fired at me: PDP youth prez

Srinagar, Aug 14: PDP youth president Waheed Para today claimed that he was attacked by suspected militants in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. “Some shots were fired at my vehicle when I was on way home from a condolence meeting in Budgam yesterday,” Para said. He said the incident happened at Handjan in central Kashmir district. […]

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Vaishno Devi pilgrim dies

Vaishno Devi pilgrim dies

Jammu, Aug 14: A 65-year-old woman died apparently due to cardiac arrest after paying obeisance at the  Vaishno Devi shrine in Reasi district, police said today. Matia, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, collapsed near Panchi view-point while returning from the cave shrine last evening, a police official said. He said the body was handed over […]

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Guv pitches for policy to tackle faculty shortage in medical colleges

Guv pitches for policy to tackle faculty shortage in medical colleges

Calls for expediting recruitments for new colleges

Srinagar, Aug 13: Asking recruiting agencies to prioritize selections for all pending vacancies in Health & Medical Education department, Governor N N Vohra today called for drawing a policy framework to overcome the acute and recurring human resource shortage in this critical sector. “The Public Service Commission (PSC) should expedite the recruitment for the posts […]

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