Protests in Gurez valley against CMO Bandipora

on Monday morning a group of people gathered outside the Sub-District hospital Gurez and starting raising slogans against CMO Bandipora.

while taking to the media persons they said that today they have gathered here to register complaint against mismanagement of CMO Bandipora.

The people gathered were Panchs, Sarpanches, Medical staff of the hospital and locals aswell.

they accused CMO Bandipora of attaching employees of Sub-District hospital Gurez in different primary health centers and district hospital Bandipora.

we suffer every day, we don’t have staff in the hospital, this hospital looks more like a bunker says one among the protesters.

we have been requesting authorities including Chief medical Officer Bandipora, Director Health, BMO Gurais

to send the medical staff including doctors back to their original posting, these employees

were attached outside Gurez during the first COVID-19 vaccination drive.

and since then they are not been send back to their original posting says one among the protestors.

Meanwhile, BMO Gurez reached to these protesters and assured them that she will talk to

the CMO Bandipora and Director Health reading the issue and will find a long lasting solution.

Furthermore Block medical officer has assured that she will request CMO Bandipora to answer these questions ASAP.

Adding to this Ex-MLA Gurez Nazir Ahmad Khan has also send a memorandum to the Director health

and has requested them to solve this issue, while answering to the protesters and memorendum of Ex-MLA,

CMO Office Bandipora issued a final notice against all those employees who are not attending their duties despite many notices.

The notice assures that strict action will be taken against all those employees who fail to join their original place of posting within 3 days.

Iram Habib, 1st woman Pilot from Srinagar to fly Aircraft of GoAir and IndiGo

SRINAGAR: Iram Habib (30), a resident of downtown Srinagar city, is the first and youngest woman from Srinagar to fly an aircraft.

After completing her flying training from the US in 2016, Iram is now flying the aircraft of GoAir and IndiGo.

According to a report published by The Tribune, Iram pursued her bachelor’s in forestry from Dehradun and post-graduation in forestry from the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir.

Iram’s family wanted her to pursue a Ph.D. in forestry and get a government job, but she did not abandon dreaming to become a pilot.

“I pursued Ph.D. for one and a half years but left it and went to a US flight school,” she says.

“I looked for things on my own and kept my dream alive,” the report quoted her as saying.

In 2016, Iram after completing her training from Miami in the US and return to India to get a commercial pilot license, but the journey is not easy.

Iram had 260 hours of flying experience from the US and got a commercial pilot license in the US and Canada on the basis of her flying hours, the report said.

Iram Habib: support by family

According to the report Iram gests support by her father to pursue her dream, her relatives and friends would always tell her that a girl from Kashmir would never get a job as a pilot.

Iram says that it is difficult for her relatives even now to believe that she flies an aircraft.“They still can’t believe I chose this profession and got a job too,” Iram says,

adding she had also trained in Bahrain and Dubai in Airbus 320, the report mentioned.“During my training and exams, everyone would be surprised to see a woman from Kashmir as a pilot, but there was no discrimination.

I worked hard and got a job offer from Indigo and GoAir. I am flying as a first officer in Indigo,” says Iram.

It took her six years to convince her parents to allow her to pursue her dream and to find a new lease of life at a flying school in Miami, US.

Her parents are understandably apprehensive about allowing their daughter to join the aviation sector as they thought commercial flying wasn’t meant for women living in conflict-torn Kashmir, but looking at her passion, they gave up.

Kaneez Fatima, second Female Pilot from Jammu and Kashmir

Kaneez Fatima is Ladakh’s second woman pilot. She is 24. Soon after she completed her training, Air India hired her. Ladakh’s first Muslim pilot is Hina Masood who is already working with Air India. The rise of Kaneez Fatima from the arid desert region of Kashmir is a fascinating story.

A resident of a Leh locality near the Polo Ground, Kaneez’s parents got separated when she was very young. She was brought up by her mother Shakeela Banoo, a nurse in the state-run Leh hospital. They are two sisters. Nahida Ibrahim, 28, the elder one, is an engineer working for the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) and is in Bangalore.

She studied engineering in Srinagar and was appointed by the HAL, a government-owned company that is the manufacturer of choppers and light aircraft. Kaneez is the younger one who is flying in the sky.

Kaneez’s family and friends

Abdul Majid, a relative of Kaneez said that the family has struggled a lot to make things happen. With the active support of her grandparents – Haji Fatima Banu and late Ghulam Rasool, their nurse mother worked hard to ensure her daughter pursue the careers they choose for themselves. “She lifted a huge amount of loan from a bank for the same,” Majid said.

“The entire amount lifted from the bank as a loan was spent on Kaneez and it will take her mother some more time to liquidate that.” Kaneez was enrolled in the local Imamia School at Leh. From the basics, she studied there till her middles.

Later, her mother shifted Kaneez to Srinagar where she study in the Government Higher Secondary School, Kothibagh. Her mother had managed her posting in Srinagar to take care of her. It was in Srinagar that she lifted the loan after Kaneez made her career choice. She moved back to Leh, after a long tenure in Srinagar, only last month.

 Early 2013, the family got her admission to Government Aviation Training Institute at Bhubaneswar (Orissa).

Her mother spent a fortune to get her daughter and train as a pilot. Kaneez spent almost six years for training and the subsequent flying experience, mandatory for the job. “Like Kaneez, we are getting another Muslim woman pilot, next summer,” Majid said. “She is the daughter of my friend Ghulam Sultan, a contractor.” With these two women pilots, Kashmir is now gradually getting a good group of women who fly the aircraft. Captain Tanvi Raina, Ayesha Aziz, and Iram Habib are the recent entrants to the exclusive high-flying club

Daily wager promoted to the rank of Special Secretary in J&K

The Crime Branch Jammu has arrested a retrospectively superannuated officer of Special Secretary rank, who had forged his own date of birth.

The accused, namely Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Ganai, resident of Hanjura, Tehsil Chadoora, District-Budgam, was Special Secretary (Legal) Home Department.

and is superannuate by the Government on March 3, 2021 with retrospective effect from March 31, 2019.

As per his actual Date of birth certificate, he was supposed to have retired two years back in March, 2019.

but in the meantime, By forgery and manipulations,

the accused added four more years to his due Government service, at senior rank by taking undue advantage of his official position.

With access to corridors of power of the time, the accused arose from a daily wager in the office of Executive Engineer, Electric Division,

Budgam to Special Secretary (Legal) to Government of Jammu & Kashmir,

by managing out of turn promotions which was violation of rules and regulations and would be probed accordingly.

After the arrest of the said accused, it has come to light that Government is strictly invigilating

such cases of forgery and fraud amongst their service men, which is applaud worthy, says a Crime branch Jammu official.

Hope and assurance of institutionalizing sincere officials in service has been reinstated again in us by the Government.

Junaid Shabir, Pulwama boy in Cambridge University for MPhil

Junaid Shabir, Kashmiri boy’s story story from Pulwama to Cambridge University.

A youth from a hamlet of Pulwama, has been offered admission to MPhil English by a World’s Top University.
Junaid Shabir, a resident of Sonrigund village in Awantipora area of Pulwama completed his masters in
English from the south campus of Kashmir University and would join Cambridge to pursue his further
research in English literature in the coming months.

While talking to the news agency, Junaid said that a year before he knew
nothing about selection criteria and other formalities required to secure admission in top universities like
Cambridge but he used the COVID19 pandemic lockdown as an opportunity to help himself realize his

Junaid Shabir from Pulwama to Cambridge university

“It took him almost a year to build a strong application and polish is Curriculum Vitae to be competitive
enough in World’s top institutions. I am very passionate about doing research on literature from the contemporary disturbed zones of the world,” he said.

Junaid said his project will explore the poetry that emerges from Kashmir, Palestine and Tibet
to bring to limelight the prevailing situations of the regions.

“I hope to explore the poetry that depicts the lived realities of my people,” he said.
Junaid said he faced many impediments in his path while preparing for the application.
“At times I had to travel a distance of 40 kilometers just to use the internet when it was completely
suspended in Kashmir,” he said.

He admits that graduate admission to top universities of the world is not easy but assures that it becomes
easy once a candidate has the will to achieve and is ready to face hardships and tackle difficulties with
resoluteness (Junaid Shabir from Pulwama to Cambridge university).

Meanwhile, Administration at Kashmir university has expressed gratitude on the success of Junaid Shabir, and are happy to see Junaid joining Cambridge for his further studies.

Railways track all over Kashmir by December 2022

Kashmir Railways: At a total cost of Rupees 28000 Crore, Jammu and Kashmir to get 272 km railway track along Jammu and Kashmir National Highway.

The Project is already under work from Udhampur – Srinagar– Baramulla.

Meanwhile While talking to General Manager Ashutosh Gangal(Northern Railway) told reporters, that 70% work is complete.

He said that the first section connecting Udhampur – Katra and the third section between Banihal, and Baramulla is also complet with both sections operational. The work to complete the most difficult Katra-Banihal section is underway.

Kashmir Railways, Pampore Railway Station
Pampore Railway Station

Sections of Railways in Kashmir

  • Udhampur to Katra – 25Km
  • Banihal to Qazigund – 18Km
  • Katra to Banihal – 111Km

The Track also adds 62 Major and Minor Bridges from Udhampur district in Jammu and Baramulla district in Kashmir.

But the problem lies from Katra to Qazigund, as it passes through Patni and Pir Panjal ranges.

  • It covers 139 Km long track
  • With 62 Major and Minor Bridges
  • 35 tunnels under construction

🔰Kashmir valley mostly remains cut off due to landslides and heavy rainfalls on National Highway from Qazigund to Ramban.

🔰To overcome this problem both Govt of India and the Jammu and Kashmir Govt proposed this seamless and hassle-free project in 2002.

🔰Also the Railway track from Banihal to Baramulla is complete and is presently operational.

🔰Furthermore Divisional Commissioner Kashmir recently addressed reporters in Srinagar where he said:

  • Srinagar will get its first Metro till 2028
  • Electricity polls will get replaced with underground power supply lines
  • Bicycle track around famous tourist destination Dal Lake in Srinagar
What is the official website of Jammu and Kashmir Railways?

How to book online Train/Rail Ticket in Kashmir?

visit this webpage and book your Train Ticket from Any station in Jammu and Kashmir:

Additionally a fun fact for students: The total Railway track between Jammu and Kashmir is 356 Kilometers.

NIFT Srinagar Admissions 2021

NIFT Srinagar Institute has invited applications for the UG & PG Programmes, also

The National Institute of Fashion Technology is offering courses in various fields.

Institute is Spread over many cities in India including Jammu and Kashmir.

NIFT Srinagar campus is located in the summer capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, Meanwhile

This campus working at temporary campus building in SIDCO electronic complex, Rangreth Srinagar.

Besides this National Institute of Fashion & Technology Srinagar’s permanent campus is under construction in Budgam.

UG Programmes in NIFT Srinagar

Bachelor Programmes(B.Des) 4 years

  • Fashion Design
  • Textile Design
  • Leather Design
  • Knitwear Design
  • Accessory Design
  • Fashion Communication

Bachelor Programmes(BF.Tech) 4 years

  • Apparel Production

PG / Post Graduate Programmes in NIFT Srinagar

These PG Courses are called Masters Courses, Masters is a 2 year programme.

  • Master of Design
  • Master of Fashion Management
  • PG in Fashion Technology
Online Registration begins fromDecember 14, 2020
Last Date of RegistrationJanuary 21, 2021
Window to Edit/ Update Form Opens by NIFT25th January 2021
Last Date to Edit/Update Application FormJanuary 28, 2021
Release of Admit Cards by nift SrinagarFeb 1, 2021
Written Exam date for UG & PGFebruary 14, 2021
Observation /Objection by the candidates for Written Exam17 Feb – 20, 2021
Exam ResultsFeb/March 2021
Last Date for online registration for foreign nationals/SAARC/NIRsApril 30, 2021
Declaration of Final ResultEnd of May/June 2021
Counselling by NIFT SrinagarEnd of May/June 2021
Important Dates and by JKYOUTH

Important Links

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  • upload the required Qualification certificates.
  • Meanwhile, your form is incomplete till you don’t submit the Entrance Fee.
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  • 👉🏽 Take a Printout copy of Hardcopy for Future uses or else save in PDF format.

Kashmiris consume 850 Crore’s cigarettes a year reveals Data

Kashmir has one of the most Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients,

a disease caused by smoking cigarettes, a sales tax data has revealed that Kashmir consumed 850 Crore rupees cigarettes in a single year.

And the 20% increase of youngsters in smoking, Besides this

Jammu and Kashmir has alone recorded tobacco sales worth Rupees 5,530 crore over seven years up to 2017-’18.

In Jammu and Kashmir, acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in about

470,000 chronic patients which annually costs around Rupees 210 crore for their treatment.

Jammu and Kashmir is called fast emerging smoking hub in North India.

10 among 100 are smokers in J&K shows a data collected by Global Tabaco survey.

Who is affected the most by smoking

Usually there arre 2 types of smokers

  • Active Smoking
  • Passive Smoking

In both the cases a person inhales toxic chemicals, a cigarette comprises of chopped tobacco leaves, stems, reprocessed pieces, and scraps.

In Many cases Smokers consume Marijuana as known as Charass in common languages, Meanwhile

Marijuana is actually very toxic, carries many different chemicals,

though many studies has presented Marijuana as a beneficiary for young students.

according to their studies Marijuana activates sleeping cells of brain and helps students in learning.

Now coming back to the actual topic Active and Passive Smoking.

Active Smoking

An active smoker is the one who has or is smoking in the present, one who directly inhales smoke.

And almost 20% of Kashmiris are smokers as per the sales and tax data.

Passive Smoking

A passive Smoker is the one who inhales smoke present in the atmosphere consumed by an active smoker.

And almost 68% of Kashmiris are passive smokers, as we see more and more COPD victims in our families these days.

In both the cases of Active and Passive smoking somone is effected and ultimatly becomes prone to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Cancer.

How to Quit Smoking?

Check what Helpguide says about Quitting Smoking:

While avoiding smoking triggers will help reduce your urge to smoke, you probably can’t avoid cigarette cravings entirely. Fortunately, cravings don’t last long—typically, about 5 or 10 minutes. If you’re tempted to light up, remind yourself that the craving will soon pass and try to wait it out. It helps to be prepared in advance by having strategies to cope with cravings.

Distract yourself. Do the dishes, turn on the TV, take a shower, or call a friend. The activity doesn’t matter as long as it gets your mind off smoking.

Remind yourself why you quit. Focus on your reasons for quitting, including the health benefits (lowering your risk for heart disease and lung cancer, for example), improved appearance, money you’re saving, and enhanced self-esteem.

Get out of a tempting situation. Where you are or what you’re doing may be triggering the craving. If so, a change of scenery can make all the difference.

Reward yourself. Reinforce your victories. Whenever you triumph over a craving, give yourself a reward to keep yourself motivated.

what is the punishment in Kashmir for smoking weed?

Jammu and Kashmir has alone arrested 170+ Drug peddlers in Jammu and Kashmir in 2020,

Around 3 of them were booked under PSA(Public Safety Act), Smoking weed can cost you a lot.

those who who are booked under Smoking or Selling weed are currently behind the bars,

Jammu and Kashmir Administration has given a free hand to JKPolice to arrest and

take strict action against drug consumers and drug sellers.

Eat Fried Meat and Chicken: safe from Bird Flu – advises DAK

With several Indian states reporting outbreak of bird flu, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK)

on Wednesday said it is safe to eat properly cooked poultry meat, Furthermore

 “There is no risk to catch the disease from eating poultry or poultry products,

”said Dr. Nisar ul Hassan.

 “Bird flu is not transmitted through cooked food,” he said.

“To date, there is no evidence that people have become infected after eating

contaminated poultry meat that has been properly cooked.”

DAK President said in areas free from the disease, poultry can be prepared and consumed as usual, Meanwhile

“In areas experiencing outbreaks, poultry and poultry products can also be safely

consumed provided these items are properly cooked and properly handled,” he added. 

“Consumers need to be sure that all parts of the poultry are fully cooked (no “pink” parts) and that eggs,

too are properly cooked (no “runny” yolks),

What Kills Bird Flu-like Viruses

” Dr. Nisar said adding that “normal temperature used for cooking (70 degree Celsius in all parts of the food) kills the virus.”

“However, slaughtering, defeathering and eviscerating of diseased birds pose a risk to humans,” he said.

“Recently, the samples of dead migratory birds in Himachal Pradesh were tested positive for H5N1

and another strain of bird flu H5N8 has been reported in Ducks in two districts of Kerala.”

Dr Nisar said the viruses usually do not infect humans, but there are chances.

“The migratory birds are natural reservoirs of the virus and Kashmir being the favorite destination of migratory birds during winter,

the virus can be introduced in the valley through them,” he said

 “Domesticated birds can become infected through migratory birds.”

 “Poultry farmers need to be made aware about the sickness to ensure that no diseased bird enters the food chain.

The veterinarians must get activated for active surveillance,

stockpile logistics like PPE and Tamiflu and prepare for worst, just in case,” said Dr Nisar.

Joint Director Poultry (Kashmir) Statement

There are no reports of any outbreak of Avian Influenza (Bird flu ) in Kashmir Valley till now: JDP In a statement

Joint Director Poultry (Kashmir) Dr. Mushtaq Ahmed Shah has informed that there are no reports of an outbreak of Avian Influenza (Bird flu ) in kashmir valley till now.

To monitor the situation and to effectively meet any arising challenges

District Monitoring Committees under supervision of Chief Animal Husbandry Officers of all districts with

Poultry Development Officers have been constituted.

Rapid Response Teams as per GOI guidelines are also being established besides issuing advisory to common public and farmers.

Kashmir Struggle – Families demand the dead bodies of their Kids

Families of Ather Mushtaq Killed in Srinagar Encounter
Families of Ather Mushtaq Killed in Srinagar Encounter by Indian Army, Picture by: Basit Zargar.

Today on Monday morning families of 3 boys Ather, Zubair, and Aijaz staged protest in Press colony Srinagar.

families were accompanied by many other social activists and relatives of these boys.

The Indian army has been accused of faking this encounter for some medals and promotions by the families of 3 boys killed in Srinagar encounter.

On 31 December 2020, just a day before new year Ather, Aijaz, and Zubair were gunned down in one of the house at HMT Srinagar, Meanwhile

Army claimed that all 3 were having links with militants and were working as OGWs.

Their families had no idea that the 3 killed in Srinagar Encounter are their kids,

until pictures of their diabodies went viral on social media and then people recognized all 3 as:

  • Aijaz Maqbool Ganai (20)
  • Ather Mushtaq Wani (16)
  • Zubair Ahmed Lone (22)

All these 3 boys hail from South Kashmir, 2 from Pulwama and one from Shopian.

Indian Army version on Srinagar Encounter

Indian army chief has completely rebutted the claims of families and has said that all 3 were have links with militant organizations, they were providing logistics to the rebels.

we were continuously monitoring these 3 boys and finally today we were able to eliminate them said the army chief in his live press conference.

Also one of the deceased Ather (16-Years-old) was a relative of Hizbul Mujahideen top commander Rayees Kachroo (Kachroo was gunned down in 2017),

Ather was working for as an Over Ground Worker and was providing assistance to Kachroo’s associates.

Police Statement

The Jammu and Kashmir police said that they are investigating the case “from all the possible angles”.

On 2nd of January 2021, J&K Police issued a statement, in which Police claimed that the Srinagar encounter started with the army’s inputs

and eventually fructified into a joint operation of Army, CRPF, and J&K Police,

Meanwhile, the Police in its Wednesday’s statement had said that

the encounter was completely initiated by Rashtriya Rifles battalion and the J&K Police had no information.

Police in its Friday said that all these 3 boys started their journey from their homes in South Kashmir and

first they reached in Hyderpora Srinagar from their to the Encounter site in HMT.

Families Statement of the Ather, Aijaz, and Zubair

The Families have accused security forces of staging the encounter, and claimed that their wards left their homes Tuesday to go to Srinagar, Furthermore

Ather was a class 11 student of JKBOSE, and was going to appear for his Urdu paper on Thursday. “He was not a militant neither was having any links with them” claimed his family.

Meanwhile Aijaz had last spoke to his sister at 4:30 pm, to say that he has reached Pulwama Degree College safely.

He had gone to submit his examination form, he was pursuing B.Sc. Degree, said his sister Asiya in an interview with ThePrint, Also

Aijaz was having a back problem and was bedridden for the last 35 days and

on 31 December 2020 for the first time in a while he had left home just to submit the exam form, said Asiya.

Zubair’s family has also called the encounter staged by security forces,

they said that all 3 boys were picked by the Indian army from Pulwama and were gunned down in a staged encounter in HMT Srinagar.

Families Demand

The Families of all 3 boys are demanding the dead bodies of their Sons,

Police has already buried their bodies in the forests of Ganderbal district.

They said, we want to perform the last rites of our kids and want to see them at least for the last time.

they have been continuously protesting and demanding return of dead bodies.

Former CM’s have also demanded a probe in this encounter and the return of bodies of 3 boys.

Mehbooba Mufti Tweeted –

Omar Abdullah also reacted and tweeted