Jammu group questions new J&K Class-IV recruitment rules

Sharma on Friday said that according to the rules, any person can apply in any district of J&K, and given that “we seriously need to consider that Kashmiris can apply in any district of Jammu’’. A day after he welcomed the new rules for recruitment of Class-IV employees in Jammu and Kashmir as “reasonable classification”, Ankur Sharma, chairman of Ikkjutt Jammu, which claims to fight against purported attempts by Kashmiris to change Jammu’s demography, on Friday criticised the same rules, saying that these will lead to “waves of Kashmiri settlements…

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Gen Rawat for special recruitment drive in Gurez in JK

Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat today asked his officers to organise a special recruitment drive in Gurez that would cater to the youth who lived in and around the region in Jammu and Kashmir. Rawat’s instructions came after a free-wheeling discussion with a group of youngsters from the Gurez Valley, during which they listed the problems they faced such as unemployment in the region. The group is here on a National Integration Tour, organised by the Army. Under the programme, youth from Jammu and Kashmir are taken to different parts…

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J&K: Educational institutes shut after protests over killing of LeT leader Abu Dujana

All schools, colleges and universities have been closed for the day, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan said.  Clashes broke out in many parts of the Valley following killing of two LeT militants, including Dujana, in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district this morning. (Photo: Habib Naqash/DC) Srinagar: Authorities on Tuesday suspended class work in all educational institutions across Kashmir in the wake of protests after the killing of top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander Abu Dujana in an encounter with security forces. All schools, colleges and universities have been closed for the day, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer…

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LPU to provide 100% scholarship to J&K toppers

JALANDHAR, June 14: Every year, thousands of students join Lovely Professional University (LPU) from across India and the world. To support top meritorious students, LPU runs one of the largest scholarship policies in the country, where top students can get scholarship up to Rs 1.5 lakh per year. This year, LPU has moved one step further and decided to provide 100% tuition and residential fee- waiver to top 20 students of each of the recognized Central as well as State Boards, including CBSE, JKSBOSE (Jammu and Kashmir State Board of…

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People Have Come Forward In J&K To Save Schools From Arson

Jammu and Kashmir High Court pulled up Jammu and Kashmir state officials over continuing incidents of schools being targeted in the unrest-hit Valley even as it was informed that authorities are getting help from locals in keeping vigil at these buildings. The Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, told the court that six out of 11 attempts to target schools had been stopped recently as there is overwhelming response from people towards safeguarding the schools. “Where were your officials when attempt was made to burn two more schools (on Sunday). “Compliance on papers…

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