CPJ demands immediate release of Kashmiri photojournalist Kamran
January 19, 2018

SRINAGAR, JAN 19 (PTK): The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has demanded immediate release of Kashmiri photojournalist Kamran Yousuf arrested by the National Investigation Agency and charged with sedition and waging war against India. Kamran Yousuf, a 23-year-old freelance photojournalist and regular contributor to Kashmir’s prominent English daily Greater Kashmir, is.

CBI lodges FIR against officials in FSD Kupwara  scam
January 19, 2018

Wahid Bhat SRINAGAR, JAN 19 (PTK): In connection of misappropriation of stocks, forgery of documents, destruction of evidences, the Central Bureau Investigations (CBI) lodged an FIR against FCI depot officials besides suspends FSD incharge (private entrepreneur guarantee) in Kupwara.   Official said that the CBI raided Food Corporation of India (FCI) Kupwara on some specific.

Skiers ventured into treacherous avalanche prone area despite advance warning: Govt
January 19, 2018

JAMMU, JANUARY 19(PTK).:Minister for Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation & Reconstruction Javaid Mustafa Mir, today made a statement in the House regarding the Avalanche incident that occurred at Gulmarg wherein one Swedish skier namely Daniel died and another namely Benjamin was injured. The Minister informed the House that a Skier namely Daniel, age 25 years, from Stockholm, Sweden came.

Draw of lots held for Hajj 2018; 9773 pilgrims from JK to perform Hajj this year: Veeri
January 19, 2018

JAMMU, JANUARY 19(PTK) – Minister for Hajj & Auqaf, Abdul Rehman Veeri informed the house that the draw of lots for selection of pilgrims for Hajj-2018 was held today by the State Hajj Committee. He informed the House that this year, 32333 persons had applied for Hajj while the total quota for the state this year is about 9773. He said out of the total seats allotted to the state, 1959 seats.

JKLF Chief Yasin Malik detained during protest in Srinagar
January 19, 2018

  >>> Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chief Yasin Malik was on Friday detained during a protest in Maisuma area of Srinagar. An eye witness said that Malik was leading a protest against the remarks of Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat in Maisuma when he was detained. Gen Rawat had on Wednesday said that people in Kashmir have got tired and have realized that they cannot achieve what.

21st Century India: 1.2 billion people have no toilet at home
January 19, 2018

Only 46.9% of the 246.6 million households have lavatories while 49.8% defecate in the open. The remaining 3.2% use public toilets.   Census 2011 data on houses, household amenities and assets reveal that 63.2% of homes have a telephone.   Analysts say the data show the complex contradictions of the Indian system.   They say the census reveals a country where millions have access to.

Juice,Cotton factory gutted in kupwara fire incident.
January 18, 2018

Azad Hussain; Kupwara,18 Jan: KUPWARA(PTK)..Juice and cotton factory gutted in branwari area of north kashmir’s kupwara on this evening when a mysterious  fire broke out in an industrial unit. According to reports fire broke out in the industrial unit at Branwari area of Kupwara this evening, In yet another fire mishap in northern region of Kashmir’s Kupwara which broke out at industrial.

Govt committed to conduct Panchayat Polls: Abdul Haq
January 18, 2018

RDD witnessing tangible transformation; Focused strategies, targeted implementation giving flip to rural infrastructure  679 bridges, 2283 culverts, 31337 roads, 561 playfields constructed in 3 yrs JAMMU, JANUARY 18(PTK).: Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice Abdul Haq Khan today said the government is committed to strengthen the democracy at grassroots.

PET-Scan machine worth Rs 23 cr operational in SKIMS: Bali Bhagat
January 18, 2018

JAMMU, JAN 18 (PTK):Minister for Health & Medical Education Bali Bhagat today informed that a high-end Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scan machine worth Rs 23 crore has been made operational in SKIMS, Soura on January 7 this year for the convenience of cancer patients, adding that PET-Scan is a machine that is used to detect cancerous tissues and cells in body. The Minister.

Protests against PDD, PHE erupt in Bandipora villages
January 18, 2018

SRINAGAR, JAN 18 (PTK):The inhabitants of Mangnipora, Keema and adjoining areas of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Thursday staged a protest demonstration against the Power Development Department (PDD) and Public Health Engineering (PHE) department over non-availability of drinking water and electricity in their villages. Men and women assembled and blocked the Bandipora -Sopore.