SKPA Udhampur conducts capacity building programme for police functionaries

Udhampur: Three days state level capacity building training programme on Social Defence issues for Police Functionaries was organized at Sher-I-Kashmir Police Academy Udhampur. The programme which was started on September 17, 2018 was sponsored by ...

Conference of DCs, SSPs

Calls for timely, outcome-based redress of public grievances SRINAGAR: Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam Wednesday asked the Deputy Commissioners to closely monitor the ongoing projects and schemes and take proactive measures to ensure completion ...

Tourism Department organizes one day hiking camp at Samba

SAMBA: To promote the adventure tourism and show case the rich cultural and heritage of Samba, the Tourism Department organized one day hiking camp for the students here today . The camp was organized on the occasion of 'Paryatan Parv' celebrations...

Shahbaz visits Samba, Kathua to review progress of DILRMP

SAMBA: Commissioner Surveys and Land Records (ex officio settlement Commissioner) Shahbaz Ahmed Mirza today visited district Samba and Kathua to review the progress of implementation of Digital India Land Records Modernization programme (DILRMP). The Commissioner was accompanied by ADDC Samba Pankaj Magotra , ADC Samba Arun Manhas, ADC Kathua Ghanshyam Singh , ACR Samba Kulbhushan Khajuria, ACR ...

Excise officials seize 1000 kgs polythene

LAKHANPUR: The sleuths of Excise Department at Toll Post, Mandi Mendikern foiled a major bid to smuggle polythene into the state by seizing 1000 kgs of banned polythene. The drive was carried out as per the directions of Talat Parvez Rohella, Excise Commissioner. The checking team on inspection of a vehicle reporting at the Toll Post Mandi for clearance was found loaded with polythene covered u...

Registration open for First International Skill & Upskilling Training Program For Startups

SRINAGAR: J&K Skill Development Mission (JKSDM) in partnership with BRIDGE International is starting first of its kind in J&K, International Skill & Upskilling Training program from next week. The program is part of JKSDM’s efforts for inculcating entrepreneurial culture among the skilled youth of the state. This 12 weeks long program would focus on the themes such as sales & growth, finance & a...

Gurvinderjit takes assumes charge as ADC Udhampur

UDHAMPUR: Gurvinderjit Singh joined office and took over charge as new Additional Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur, here today. Joint Director Planning, Rajeev Bhushan, other district officers and staff were present on the occasion. After assuming the charge, he interacted with the officers and staff members. He also extended best wishes to the outgoing ADC, Krishan Lal for his new assignment as A...

Labour Dept Ramban organizes awareness camp

RAMBAN: To make the people aware about the labour laws and various schemes of Jammu and Kashmir Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (JKBOCWWB), Labour Department Ramban organized awareness camp at Sawalakote, here today. During the camp, Assistant Labour Commissioner (ALC) Ramban, Rakesh Arora while interacting, briefed the participants about various labour laws enacted for t...

Implementation of DAY-NRLM: GoI extends Special Package for JK

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi today approved extension of timeline for implementation of the Special Package under DeendayalAntyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) for Jammu & Kashmir for another year during 2018-19. The Cabinet also approved allocation of funds to the State under DAY-NRLM on a need basis for implementation of ...

Vyas for comprehensive mechanism to promote SSI sector in JK

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor B B Vyas today directed for framing a comprehensive mechanism to effectively promote small-scale industrial sector in the state so that the aspiring entrepreneurs are provided with the necessary support. The Advisor wa...

PDD regularizes 63711 connections under SAUBHAGYA scheme

SRINAGAR: On the directions of the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan, PDD has regularized 63711 electricity connections under SAUBHAGYA scheme across the Valley. SAUBHAGYA or Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana was flagged off in September 2017 with the objective of electrifying all left-out households. It was given out that the approved budget for the implementation of S...

DC Srinagar visits Zadibal

SRINAGAR: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Wednesday visited Zadibal here and took a firsthand appraisal of arrangements various departments have made for smooth observance of ongoing Muharram proceedings there. The DC under...

Official panel headed by CS to review records of IAS cadre

SRINAGAR: Governor’s Administration today constituted a high-level Committee to review the records of members of the Indian Administrative Service of J&K cadre, under rule 16(3) of the All India Services (Death-cum-Retirement Benefits) Rules, 1958. According to the order, the committee will be headed by Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam. The members of the Committee are Vice Chairman/ Director...

JK Accounts Employees Association expresses gratitude to Governor, Advisors, CS

SRINAGAR: J&K Accounts Employees Association has expressed gratitude to the Governor Satya Pal Malik, Advisors to Governor, B B Vyas, K Vijay Kumar & Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam and Principal Secretary Finance, Navin K Choudhary for allotting accounts cadre, the responsibilities regarding allocation and expenditure of plan funds in the State. The Association said it h...

Union Ministry delegation visits Pulwama to review progress under BBBP initiative

PULWAMA: A delegation of Union Ministry led by Assistant Secretary Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, Amit Pal Singh today visited here to review the functioning and implementation of BetiBachaoBetiPadhao (BBBP) programme. The BBBP initiative was launched throughout the country in 2015 to address the trend of declining child sex ratio (CSR). During the visit, Assis...

DM Baramulla orders deposition of licensed arms

BARAMULLA: According to District Magistrate Baramulla, all the civilians and retired forces personnel possessing valid arms licenses have been directed to deposit their arms/ammunition at their local police stations within the period of five days. The order has been issued to ensure smooth conduct of ensuing Municipal/Panchayat elections 2018.

Driving test every Saturday in Bandipora

BANDIPORA: According to Assistant Regional Transport Officer Bandipora, driving trial tests earlier scheduled on every Thursday shall now be held on every Saturday now. The applicants should prepare themselves for the tests on every Saturday as per the set instructions, he added.

GGHSS Anantnag organizes sanitation awareness rally

ANANTNAG: A sanitation awareness rally was organized by Government Girls Higher Secondary School (GGHSS) Anantnag (Ranibagh) today, in which a large number of students participated. The rally was flagged-off by the ADC Anantnag Showkat Ahmad Rather. The rally passed through various parts of the town wherein participants carried placards highlighting the importance of cleanliness and sanitation e...

MCC: DM Kupwara bans public rallies

KUPWARA: District Magistrate Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir, today issued an order banning holding of public rallies without permission. According to the order, in view of the Municipal and Panchayat Elections 2018, no rally is allowed within the jurisdiction of District Kupwara without seeking prior permission from District Election Officer Kupwara. A strict action shall be initiated against the vio...

Workshop on Disaster Management concludes at Baramulla

BARAMULLA: As part of the Sustainable Reduction in Disaster Risk (SRDR) being sponsored by the Divisional Administration Kashmir, two days training workshop on " Updation of District Disaster Management Plan" today concluded at Dak Bungalow Baramulla. The workshop was attended by representatives of various departments, volunteers, functionaries of District Disaster Management Authority and vario...

Govt GHSS Anantnag organizes Sanitation rally

ANANTNAG: A sanitation rally was organized by Government Girls Higher Secondary School Anantnag (Ranibagh) today, in which a large number of students participated. The rally was flagged off by the ADC Anantnag Showkat Ahmad Rather. The rally passed through various parts of the town, carrying placards regarding the importance of cleanliness and sanitation especially in educational institutions, ...

Annual Day function held at GGHSS Ganderbal

GANDERBAL: Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Ganderbal today celebrated its annual day at School premises, Ganderbal. The students presented various cultural items depicting different cultures and dances from Kashmiri culture. The function ...

Information Dept organizes symposium on “Role of Youth in Disaster Management”

RAMNAGAR: District Information Centre, Udhampur organized a symposium on "Role of Youth in Disaster Management" at Keshav Vidya Kendra High School Ramnagar here today. Principal of the host school, Renu Gupta was the chief guest on the occasion. 1...

Owners of Mules/Horses asked to get their animal tested at VD Ban Ganga

JAMMU: All the owners/handless of Mules/Horses of Udhampur, Reasi, Katra and adjoining areas who have engaged their animals on the track of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji and Shivkhori asked to get all their animals tested at the Veterinary Dispensary (VD), Ban Ganga, Katra for the glanders disease. Pertinent to mention that Glanders also known as “equine” “Farcy “and “mallous”, is an infectious dise...

ULB Polls: Training imparted to ROs & AROs

KATHUA: A training programme for Returning Officers (ROs) and Assistant Returning Officers (AROs) was organized here today under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner Rohit Khajuria who is also the District Election Officer (DEO). Th...

Cleanliness drive under ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ held at Udhampur

UDHAMPUR: As a part of the celebration of ongoing ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ campaign a joint sanitation drive was conducted by District Information Center, Udhampur in which local shopkeepers, employees of Information department and Municipalities particip...

Governor inaugurates conference of Deputy Commissioners, District SSsP

SRINAGAR: Governor Satya Pal Malik inaugurated a one-day conference of Deputy Commissioners and District Senior Superintendents of Police at the Sher-e-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC), here today. Advisors to Governor Khurshid Ahmad...

Advisor Kumar hears public delegations, individuals at Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today held Grievance Redressal Camp at JK Governor's Grievance Cell where he met several public delegations and individuals who apprised him about their issues and demands. During the Public Grievance Ca...

Advisor Kumar to hear public grievances in Srinagar every Tuesday

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar will now be hearing to public grievances at JK Governor's Grievance Cell in Srinagar on every Tuesday instead of Wednesday. The government order issued in this regard reads, 'K Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Governor shall now hear to public grievances on every Tuesday in Srinagar at Grievance Cell, Church Lane, Sonwar from 10:00 to 12:00 pm, instead of on W...

Congress to take part in J&K polls

Srinagar, Sep 19: The Congress on Wednesday said it will participate in the upcoming municipal and panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing the media here, G.A. Mir, President of Jammu and Kashmir Congress unit, said his party had dec...

Unchanged Pakistan opt to bat vs India in Asia Cup

Dubai, Sep 19: Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and opted to bat against India in the final Group A match of the Asia Cup at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Wednesday. After the laborious 26-run win against minnows Hong...

Triple talaq ordinance will do more injustice to women: Owaisi

Hyderabad, Sep 19: MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday said the ordinance passed by the Union Cabinet making triple talaq a criminal offence will do more injustice to Muslim women. Describing the ordinance as anti-women, he said it was also i...

2 BSF troopers, civilian killed in Jammu-Srinagar highway accident

Jammu, Sep 19: Two Border Security Force (BSF) troopers and a civilian driver were killed on Wednesday in a road accident on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, police said. The driver of a truck on its way from Jammu to Srinagar lost control of...

Nine injured in Bandipora road accident

Srinagar, Sep 19: Nine passengers on Wednesday sustained injuries after the vehicle in which they were traveling in met with an accident in Bandipora village. Reports said that a vehicle bearing registration number JK05, 6966 was on its way to Na...

Two trucks rams into shops in Ganderbal

Srinagar, Sep 19: Two shops were badly damaged when two tippers trucks rammed into them on Wednesday in the central district of Ganderbal, official sources said. They said two tippers, while trying to overtake each other at main market Barsoosa L...