Advisor Kumar chairs 13th Standing Committee meet of State Board for Wildlife

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar chaired the 13th meeting of Standing Committee of State Board for Wildlife, here today. The meeting was attended by Commissioner Secretary Forests, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, IG HQs Anand Jain, PCCF Suresh Chu...

Directorate of I&C holds workshop on ‘J&K Single Window Act-2018’

JAMMU: A one-day workshop on the ‘Single Window’ system was organized today here at the Directorate of Industries and Commerce, Jawahar Lal Nehru Udyog Bhawan, Railhead Complex, Jammu. Director, I&C, Jammu, Dr Ravi Shankar Sharma addressed the offi...

Municipal Polls-2018: 55 ROs, AROs appointed in Udhampur for 2nd Phase

UDHAMPUR: District Election Officer, Udhampur Ravinder Kumar today informed that the nomination papers of the contesting candidates in the district for upcoming ULB polls shall be submitted in the office of RO/ARO. The DEO further said that a total of 55 ROs and AROs have been appointed for completing the election process for one Municipal Council and two Municipal Committees of the district an...

DC Jammu holds discussion with rep of political parties

Jammu: Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, Ramesh Kumar today convened a meeting with the representatives of various political parties regarding adherence of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) guidelines and their concerns related to Urban Local Body polls. The D...

Govt rolls out Group Mediclaim Health Insurance Scheme for employees, pensioners, journalists

SRINAGAR: The Governor’s Administration today formally rolled out the Group Mediclaim Health Insurance Scheme for employees, pensioners and Accredited Journalists in the State. Giving details of the scheme, Principal Secretary Finance Navin K Choudhary said that the scheme is mandatory for government employees including employees of PSUs, Autonomous Bodies and Universities while it will be optio...

Teachers placed under suspension for unauthorized absence from duty

POONCH: Additional District Development Commissioner, Poonch, Abdul Hameed Sheikh today placed teachers under suspension for unauthorized absence from duty. During his visit to District Institute of Education and Training, the ADDC found that some trainee teachers were absent from their duty and placed them under suspension, pending enquiry, with immediate effect. Chief Education Officer, Poonc...

Race for cleanliness held at Bandipora

BANDIPORA: Under the ‘Swachta Hi Seva’ campaign, which started from September15, a road race to highlight the importance of cleanliness was held here today. The road race organized by Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj in collaborat...

Establish Winter Joint Control Rooms: Div Com to DCs

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed all Deputy Commissioners (DCs) to establish winter control rooms in their respective districts including Gurez and Tangdhar for the preparedness and arrangements to be made for the cold months so that people do not face any kind of inconvenience. The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir issued these directions while reviewing ...

Comm Secy Forests reviews departmental functioning

SRINAGAR: The Commissioner Secretary Forests, Environment and Ecology, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, today held a detailed review meeting of Territorial Forest Divisions of Kashmir Region. Chief Conservator of Forests, Kashmir Syed Farooq Ahmad Gillani, IFS...

Govt committed to provide every facility to the far-flung areas: Div Com

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today said that the government is committed to provide every facility to the far-flung areas. The Divisional Commissioner made these remarks while took a detailed review of supply, stock...

Training Programme for polling staff held in Bandipora

BANDIPORA: The first phase of training schedule for the polling staff (POs/ P1/P2/P3) of District Bandipora in view of upcoming municipal elections started from today. Under the first phase, training to Presiding officers was provided in the confer...

Municipal Polss-2018: DEO Anantnag reviews preparedness

ANANTNAG: The District Election Officer, Anantnag, Mohammad Younis Malik today reviewed the arrangements to be made for the conduct of Urban Local Bodies Elections – 2018 in the Anantnag district for which the State Election Commission has issued a notification. The Local Bodies Elections will be conducted in 4 phases i.e. on 08 October 2018, 10 October 2018, 13 October 2018 and 16 October 2018. ...

GBHSS Ganderbal celebrates Annual Day

GANDERBAL: Government Boys Higher Secondary School (GBHSS), Duderhama Ganderbal, celebrated its annual day with pomp and show here wherein a huge gathering of students were present. Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Dr. Piyush Singla, was the chief gu...

GHSS Panzgam celebrates Annual Day

PULWAMA: Continuing with the series of Annual Day celebrations being celebrated in district Pulwama, Government Higher Secondary School Panzgam today organized a grand programme to celebrate its annual day wherein District Development Commissioner P...

DBT key to ensure greater transparency in fertilizer sector: JD Agri Extension

SRINAGAR: Joint Director Agriculture Extension Kashmir Choudhary Mohammad Iqbal today chaired a meeting to review the progress of stock, supply and sale of different kinds of fertilizers across the valley. The meeting also took stock of the achievements in the implementation of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in the fertilizer sector. On the occasion, the Joint Director Agriculture enjoined upo...

Fisheries Deptt stocks 5000 trout seeds in Bandipora

SHOPIAN: The Department of Fisheries stocked various natural water bodies of Shopian district with quality Trout Fish Seeds to boost their production. As per the fisheries department, around 5,000 fish seeds of trout have been stocked in the trout ...

ADC Shopian chairs DLMC Meeting

SHOPIAN: Additional Deputy Commissioner Shopian, Parvez Sajad Ganai, today chaired a meeting of District Level Monitoring Committee (DLMC) to review the effective implementation of the Self-Help Group of Engineers scheme (April –August 2018) here. Superintendent Engineer (Hydraulic-PHE/I&FC) Shopian, Chief Planning Officer, Chief Education Officer, Assistant Commissioner Development, Divisional ...

President Chamber of Commerce Kashmir meets PCCF Forests

SRINAGAR: The President Chamber of Commerce Kashmir, Mohammad Ashraf Mir today called on Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) Suresh Chugh, to discuss the issue related to Wood Based Industries. He briefed the PCCF about the problems being faced by Wood Based Industries in getting their Licenses renewed. The PCCF listened to their grievances and ensured that he will look into the matter...

Governor pays tributes to Karbala martyrs

SRINAGAR: Governor Satya Pal Malik paid tributes to the sacrifices made by Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and other martyrs of Karbala. In a message on the eve of Aashoor-e-Muharram, the Governor said that Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions sacrificed their lives for upholding the high values of truth, justice and righteousness. He added that their martyrdom reminds mankind of the high princi...

Advisor Ganai meets Union Agriculture Secy

NEW DELHI: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today met the Union Agriculture Secretary, S. K. Pattnayak here and discussed the progress of various Centrally Sponsored Schemes in the State in the presence of Senior officers of the State and C...

Advisor Vyas to hear public grievances in Jammu on Sept 22

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, B B Vyas, will be available to listen to public grievances between 9:30 am and 2.00 pm on 22 September (Saturday) at Convention Centre/ Hall, Canal Road, Jammu.

Prioritize languishing projects for completion: Navin Choudhary to DCs

Disability Rehabilitation Center to come up in every district SRINAGAR: Principal Secretary Finance, Navin Kumar Choudhary has asked Deputy Commissioners to prioritize completion of languishing infrastructure projects in their respective districts ...

Advisor Ganai to conduct public hearing in Srinagar on Sept 22

SRINAGAR: Advisor to the Governor, Mr. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, will be available to meet public deputations at Governor’s Grievance Cell at Church Lane, Srinagar, from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm on 22.09.2018 (Saturday).

Rs 10.12 cr provided to 2568 beneficiaries under SMAS during current month

SRINAGAR: Secretary Social Welfare, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone today reviewed the progress on implementation of the State Marriage Assistance Scheme (SMAS). The meeting was informed that the Social Welfare Department has, during the current month, sanctioned financial assistance to the tune of Rs 10.12 crore in favor of 2568 beneficiaries under the scheme. The newly sanctioned cases include 159 in Ja...

Finance Deptt asks Administrative Secys to furnish details of unfunded, languishing projects

SRINAGAR: The Government has asked the Administrative Secretaries to furnish details of all the unfunded/languishing projects pertaining to their respective Departments. “All the Administrative Secretaries are requested to furnish details of the unfunded/languishing projects pertaining to their respective Departments latest by 30th September, 2018,” said a communication issued by the Finance Dep...

Municipal Polls-2018: CEO issues notification for Phase-2

SRINAGAR: The Chief Electoral Officer, J&K Shaleen Kabra today issued notification for the conduct of 2nd Phase of Municipal Polls-2018. The notification has been issued for Srinagar Municipal Corporation (ward No. 18 to 37), Municipal Committee Langate (ward 1 to 13 wards), Municipal Committee Sumbal (1 to 13 wards), Municipal Committee Kunzar (1 to 07 wards), Municipal Committee Watergam (1 to...

Asgar Samoon reviews working of Animal, Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries Deptts

SRINAGAR: Principal Secretary, Animal, Sheep husbandry, fisheries and Transport department, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon today chaired a meeting of officials of Animal, Sheep husbandry and fisheries departments to review their working and status of variou...

Second edition of PHD Golf Tourism Conclave, Tournament from Sept 22

SRINAGAR: The Department of Tourism is going to organize the second edition of PHD Golf tourism conclave and tournament fromSeptember22-23, 2018 at Srinagar. The second edition will be held in association with J&K Golf Development & Management Authority, RSGC and the PHD Chamber. The Tourism Conclave will be held on September 22 at SKICC and the Golf Tournament on 23 September at Royal Spring...

ICSC Srinagar organizes cleaning drive

SRINAGAR: Islamia College of Science and Commerce (ICSC) Srinagar today organized a cleaning drive and an awareness rally to highlight the importance of keeping the environment clean. The rally was held in association with an NGO IdaraFalah-i-Aam i...

Swachhata rally, cleanliness drive, painting competitions held in Rajouri

RAJOURI: Under the ongoing Swachhta Hi Sewacampaign, a student’s awareness rally was organized by Sub Divisional Administration Thanamandi Rajouri here today. Organized under the overall supervision of District Development Commissioner, Rajouri, Mo...

ITI Jammu celebrates its Top ranking in State

JAMMU: Government Industrial Training Institute Jammu today organized an event to celebrate its 1st Rank in J&K State & 51st All India Rank in the grading process. Pertinently, the ranking was issued by Directorate General of Training (DGT) , Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (Govt. of India) . Global rating agency CRISIL has carried the entire grading process throughout the count...

First-Aid training programme concludes

JAMMU: A four-day First-Aid training programme concluded here today. All the trainee participants were taught about “what to do & what not to do” in case of accidents and medical emergencies. They were also motivated to observe the standard traffic rules & regulations besides the focus were also laid on time management. Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region, Dinesh Gupta briefed the ...

SBI-RSETI’s training prog on EDP concludes at Reasi

REASI: Training programme on “EDP for PMEGEP beneficiaries” conducted by State Bank of India Rural Self Employment Training Institute (SBI-RSETI) concluded here today. A total of 28 trainees hailing from Arnass, Garhi, Mahore, Dharmari ,Talwara, Su...

“BatiBazi” competition held at Ukhral

RAMBAN: As part of the “Khelo India” initiative, the District Administration Ramban today organized “BatiBazi” competition, a famous cultural activity of State in Gojri, Pahari and Pogli languages, under ‘Talent Hunt’ drive at GHSS, Ukhral of Sub-Division, Ramsoo. Sub Divisional Magistrate, Ramsoo, ViqarGiri was the Chief Guest on the occasion while TehsildarPogal- Paristan, Rahul Bhasotra and P...

Excise team foils cement smuggling attempts

LAKHANPUR: The sleuths of Excise Department at Toll Post, Lakhanpur foiled various attempts of smuggling cement into the State and recovered Rs. 4, 83,900 as the penalty from the toll evaders. Teams of Toll Post Lakhanpur led by Excise and Taxation officers laid nakas at various points and successfully intercepted vehicles laden with cement without payment of toll. Excise Commissioner Talat Par...