Private schools announce fee waiver

Private Schools Association of J&K (PSAJK) Saturday announced fee waiver to the students whose family have been hit financially due to the COVID19 lockdown. Addressing media here, President PSAJK GN Var said families who had zero income during COVID19 lockdown will be given up to 100 percent fee waiver. “However the students whose parents are government employees, traders or doing other jobs which ensured direct or indirect income, will have to pay full fee,” said Var. He said schools were having information about the professions of parents of the students.…

COVID-19 vaccine in a year: WHO

  Brussels, Jun 27 : Scientists predict the world may have a COVID-19 vaccine within one year or even a few months earlier, said the Director-General of the World Health Organisation even as he underlined the importance of global cooperation to develop, manufacture and distribute vaccines.   However, making the vaccine available and distributing it to all will be a challenge and requires political will, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday during a meeting with the European Parliament’s Committee for Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.   One option would be…

Issuing Domicile certificates to outsiders illegal, unconstitutional: Muzafar Shah

    “Officials issuing these Domicile certificates have to face legal action” Srinagar, June 27: Vice President Awami National Conference (ANC) Muzafar Shah has called the issuing of Domicile certificates to non state subjects of J&K unconstitutional and illegal. ” The scrapping of Article 370 was an unconstitutional act of BJP Government and all the acts being followed after its scrapping it are illegal and undemocratic and unilateral coercive measures by PM Modi led Government,” He added that issuing domicile certificates is an “illegal” attempt by the Government of India…

Domicile certificates distributed among WPRs, Balmiki Samaj, Gorkhas, others

  Govt. fulfills long pending demand of decades to end discrimination Jammu, Jun 27 : The process of distribution of Domicile Certificates under the new Domicile law was kick started here today with the distribution of more than 50 Domicile Certificates by Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Sanjeev Verma in a special camp organised for the purpose.   The recipients of the Domicile Certificates included those sections of the society who were residing in J&K for the last more than 70 years but were deprived of their legitimate citizenship rights. They included West…

Two militants killed in Sopore gunfight

  Srinagar, Jun 25 : Two militants were killed in an encounter that broke out on wee hours of Thursday between militants and security forces at Hardshiva area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.   Officials said that two unidentified militants have been killed.   Earlier an official said that a joint team of forces including Army’s 32 RR, SOG Sopore and CRPF launched search operation in Hardshiva area of Sopore after developing specific inputs about presence of militants in the area.   “During the searches, as the joint search…

Div Com Jammu reviews Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2020 arrangements

  SRINAGAR, JUNE 25: DC Sanjeev Verma, today chaired a meeting of the heads of concerned departments to review arrangements being put in place to ensure smooth conduct of Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2020. The meeting was attended by IGP Jammu, Mukesh Singh, IG Traffic, T Namgyal, Director Tourism, R K Katoch, Additional CEO, SASB, Anup Soni, Director Health Services, Dr Renu Sharma, ADDC Jammu, Ramesh Chander, Director FCS&CA, Jatinder Singh, Joint Director Information, Namrita Dogra, RTO Jammu, Dhananter Singh besides senior functionaries of Jal Shakti, PWD, JPDCL, JMC, SRTC, Traffic,…

Advisor Baseer Khan reviews yatra arrangements with Civil administration, security brass

  SRINAGAR, JULY 24: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan reviewed the arrangements made for the smooth conduct of ShriAmarnathjiYatra, 2020 commencing from next month at a high level meeting of officers here today. Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, PK Pole; Commissioner Secretary Tourism & Culture departments, Zubair Ahmad; Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr.ShahidIqbalChaudhary; Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, ShafkatIqbal; Director Tourism Kashmir, Nisar Ahmad Wani; Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr. Samir Mattoo, Director FCS&CA Kashmir, Bashir Ahmad Khan; Director Animal Husbandry Kashmir, Purnima Mittal; Chief Engineer, R&B Kashmir, Chief Engineer, Jal Shakti department,…

2 militants killed in Kulgam encounter

Two Hizb ul Mujahideen militants who had taken up arms only days ago were killed in an encounter with security forces in Mir Bazar area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday. A police official said that personnel of army’s 19 RR, police and CRPF cordoned Zadoora-Nipora village in the Mir Bazar area in Anantnag district falling under the police jurisdiction of Kulgam in the morning. “The forces zeroed in towards the house militants had taken shelter in. They were first given an opportunity to surrender, but they refused,” a…

Need to turn COVID crisis into opportunity to create Atmanirbhar Bharat: PM Modi

Insisting that the COVID-19 crisis should be turned into an opportunity to create an ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said steps have to be taken to ensure that products imported from abroad are manufactured in the country. Addressing the 95th annual plenary session of the Indian Chamber of Commerce in Kolkata over video conference, he said this is the time to make bold decisions and investments for the country to scale new heights. “India’s goal of self-reliance has been paramount in the policy and practice of the…

Traders,Transport joint co ordination committee and JKEC met DC Srinagar

    Srinagar, June 10 : A delegation of All Traders and Transport Joint Coordination Committee and JKEC led by Chairman Abrar Khan along with President Peer Imtiyaz ul Hassan and apex leadership from trade and transport met Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Shahid Iqbal Coudhary regarding relaxation of restrictions on trade and transport. Prominent social activist Inam Un Nabi  was also part of the delegation from the civil society. ATTJCC & JKEC said that an elaborate discussion was held and it was agreed that the unlocking cannot be in haphazard manner…