Siar Baba tragic incident: Free treatment of injured at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Hospital

KAKRYAL, JULY 17: On the directions of Governor N. N. Vohra, Chairman Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, 35 critically injured persons in the yesterday’s tragic incident at Siar Baba near Reasi were immediately rushed to the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi...

Modi has become Dhritrashtra, BJP Duryodhan: Congress

New Delhi, July 17: Accusing the BJP-led Central government of trying to create a divide among Hindus and Muslims ahead of 2019 elections to polarise the society, the Congress on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become blind like Mahabha...

Amarnath Yatra 2018: Div Com reviews ongoing works on Baltal track

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan convened a meeting to review the measures being taken to prevent shooting stones along the Baltal route to the holy Amarnath cave. The meeting was informed that the breast-walli...

KCCI delegation calls on Advisor Ganai

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: A delegation of Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) called on the Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, and apprised him about various issues confronting the trade and industry in the State. During their in...

2,201 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu, July 17: A batch of 2,201 Amarnath pilgrims left Jammu on Tuesday for the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley, police said. Since it started on June 28, more that 197,000 pilgrims have already performed the annual pilgrimage. "Escorted c...

Cop martyred in attack on Ex-MLA

SRINAGAR: In an audacious attack, the terrorists on Monday attacked the vehicle of a former legislator in Pulwama, killing one of his Personal Security Officer (PSO) and injuring the other, before decamping with their service rifles while the ex-MLA...

First Lady e-inaugurates All Women Branch of J&K Bank

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: First Lady Mrs. Usha Vohra e-inaugurated the first “All Women Branch of J&K Bank” at a function organised at the SKICC on monday. Sh. Parvez Ahmad, Chairman J&K Bank was present on the occasion. Mrs. Vohra also inaugurated spec...

J&K BJP constitutes new team

Jammu, July 17: The state unit of Jammu and Kashmir BJP on Monday constituted a new team and nominated 11 state spokespersons, including its chief. BJP State President Ravinder Riana (MLA), in consultation with BJP National Vice-President & J&K P...

Governor inaugurates SFA Football League Phase II

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: Governor N.N. Vohra inaugurated the Inter State Football Academy - Football League Phase-II at the Astro Turf, Tourist Reception Centre, Srinagar. Sh. K. Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Governor, Sh. Parvez Ahmed, Chairman J&K Bank, Sh. M...

ADC Doda flags off 2nd batch of Hajj pilgrims

DODA, JULY 17: Additional Deputy Commissioner, Pawan Parihar and SSP Mohd Shabir flagged off 150 hajjis from the district for Hajj-2018. Pilgrims from various areas of the district including Doda, Bhaderwah, Thathri and Gandoh proceeded for the...

DDC Rajouri inspects resurfacing work on NH 144-A

RAJOURI, JULY 17: District Development Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad inspected the resurfacing/ macadamisation work on National Highway 144-A (Jammu-Poonch) on Nowshera-Rajouri stretch. He was accompanied by ACD Dr Akhtar Hussain Qazi, DPO Dr ...

Div Com reviews traffic scenario

JAMMU, JULY 17: Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma convened a meeting to review the traffic scenario in Jammu city besides discussing measures to further streamline the traffic movement. The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner, Ramesh...

Chief Secretary chairs SEC meeting of SDRF

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: Chief Secretary, Mr B V R Subrahmanyam Monday chaired a meeting of the State Executive Committee (SEC) of the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF). Financial Commissioner, H&UDD, Director General of Police, J&K, Principal Secret...

FIR against Major Aditya is “justified”: J&K tells SC

JAMMU: Three days after it submitted that prior sanction of the Centre government was not necessary for registering a FIR against Army personnel, the State government on Monday told the Supreme Court that investigation in the Shopian Civilian Killin...

CBI chargesheets Farooq, 3 others in Rs 43 cr JKCA scam

SRINAGAR: Three years after it took over the investigation from the state police, the CBI today filed a charge sheet against former chief minister Farooq Abdullah and three others for allegedly misappropriating over Rs 43 crore from grants given by ...

Major reshuffle in administration

JAMMU: In the biggest administrative reshuffle of the recent times, several officers, including eight IAS officers and three District Commissioners were either shifted or given additional charges of various posts on Monday. The rearrangement of adm...

Governor inaugurates SFA Football League Phase II

SRINAGAR: Governor N.N. Vohra inaugurated the Inter State Football Academy - Football League Phase-II at the Astro Turf, Tourist Reception Centre, Srinagar, today. Sh. K. Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Governor, Sh. Parvez Ahmed, Chairman J&K Bank, Sh. Mohammad Javed Khan, Commissioner Youth Services and Sports were present on the occasion. Governor interacted with the teams of football players who hav...

First Lady e-inaugurates All Women Branch of J&K Bank

SRINAGAR: First Lady Mrs. Usha Vohra e-inaugurated the first “All Women Branch of J&K Bank” at a function organised at the SKICC today. Sh. Parvez Ahmad, Chairman J&K Bank was present on the occasion. Mrs. Vohra also inaugurated special services and products designed exclusively for women clients of the Bank, which included Pink Gold Saving Scheme, Pink Platinum Saving Scheme, Special Loan Facil...

Disposal of Grievances since imposition of Governor’s Rule

SRINAGAR: Since the imposition of Governor’s Rule, from 20th June till 16th July, 2018, the Grievance Cell received 4986 complaints/grievances, of which 3999 have been disposed of/forwarded to the concerned quarters for their timely redressal; and 1607 complaints/grievances are under process. During this period, Governor’s Secretariat received 1651 complaints/grievances, of which 1471 complaints ...

10067 pilgrims pay obeisance at the Holy Cave

SRINAGAR: On the 19th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 10,067 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 1,97,442 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave.

Director Law Enforcement Agency reviews department’s functioning

JAMMU: Director Law Enforcement Agency , A. R. Samoon convened a maiden meeting after assuming the charge of Director Law Enforcement to review the working of Law Enforcement Wing of Jammu Division . Director Agriculture, Jammu H. K. Razdan, who is also the Controller of Fertilizers was also present. While speaking on the occasion, H. K. Razdan stressed on the need of coordination between all ...

Javadekar reviews progress of Education sector in ‘Aspirational Districts’

SRINAGAR: To discuss and fast-track interventions under key-policy indicators identified in the Education sector under “Aspirational Districts Programme”, the Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today attended a country-wide video-conference c...

KCCI delegation calls on Advisor Ganai

SRINAGAR: A delegation of Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) today called on the Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, and apprised him about various issues confronting the trade and industry in the State. During their interaction with Advisor, the delegation suggested for holding of Kashmir Festivals in big cities like Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Kolkata to increase the footfall...

Engage more youth in extracurricular activities: Div Com to DDCs

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today directed all the District Development Commissioners to engage more youth in extracurricular activities. The Divisional Commissioner made these remarks while chairing a high-leve...

Amarnath Yatra 2018: Div Com reviews ongoing works on Baltal track

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review the measures being taken to prevent shooting stones along the Baltal route to the holy Amarnath cave. The meeting was informed that the breast-walling at four critical spots near the holy cave is under progress which will be completed in three days. 75 crates of mesh-wire are already available at the s...

DDC Bandipora for speedy resolution of public issues

BANDIPORA: District Development Commissioner, Bandipora, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary today reviewed the overall development scenario in the district and listed a series of measures to be taken by departments for efficient service delivery, provision o...

Srinagar admin orders immediate registration of attendance portals

SRINAGAR: Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Doifode Sagar, Monday directed all departmental directorates in the district to immediately register their attendance portals and create locations of all their offices under their heads. The ADC...

Drug Organization lifts samples of medicines for quality assessment

SRINAGAR: Taking note of concerns about presence of inferior-quality medicines in markets, the enforcement wing of the J&K Drug & Food Control Organization (JKDFCO) has begun lifting samples of various categories of drugs from public distribution system as well as the open market. The samples are being sent to a government analyst notified by the State for furnishing opinion with regard to their...

Biometric attendance starts in all courts across JK

SRINAGAR: In order to ensure punctuality of officers and officials, the High Court has made implementation of Biometric Attendance System (BAS) mandatory in all courts of the State. It has been made obligatory for all the officers and officials of the High Court and all subordinate courts to mark their attendance through BAS. The marking of attendance in the system started today. Biometric mach...

DC Anantnag visits Yatra Transit camp, Qazigund Emergency Hospital

ANANTNAG: The Deputy Commissioner, Anantnag Mohammad Younis Malik today visited Yatra Transit camps of Mir Bazar and walnut factory Qazigund. He took stock of the arrangements made for the Shri Amarnathji pilgrims including medicare facilities, ration, drinking water, power supply, sanitation, etc. He also visited emergency hospital Qazigund to take stock of the medicare facilities including ad...

48020 students of class 9th appear in Term-1 exams

SRINAGAR: Term 1st examination for Class 9th started today across Kashmir Division including Leh and Kargil. A total of 48020 students are appeared in the examination for which the Department had established 914 centres across the Division. JD Central Abid Hussain accompanied by Chief Education Officer Srinagar Mudasir Kaleem Fazili and other officers of the Department visited many examination ...

Public Durbar held at Dangerpora, Sopore

BARAMULLA: In order to get the first-hand appraisal of public grievances, a daylong public grievance redressal camp was today organised at Dangerpora Sopore under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash. The camp received an overwhelming participation of people from the adjoining areas. Director Planning AG Malik, ADC Sopore Ashiq Hussain Lilly, SSP Sopore Ja...

Disaster mitigation interaction programme held at Anantnag

ANANTNAG: In order to provide basic awareness to district/block officers regarding the disaster management, an interactive session regarding disaster mitigation was today held at Dak Bungalow Anantnag. The meeting was chaired by disaster management expert Professor Dr Ravi Jyee. This follows the instructions laid by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir regarding the mitigation of the disaster in Anan...

National Lok Adalat settles 48 cases in Bandipora

BANDIPORA: A National Lok Adalat was held at District Court Complex, Bandipora in which 150 cases of different nature were taken up for settlement, of which, 48 cases were settled amicably. A settlement amount of Rs 1,55,623 was awarded as compensation on the spot. The first bench of the Lok Adalat was presided over by District & Sessions Judge, Bandipora Syed Sarafraz Hussain Shah, while as the...

Food business operators booked for violating labelling norms

SRINAGAR: The Legal Metrology Department has booked a milk dairy unit and a bakery shop for violating the Legal Metrology Act, 2009. After receiving a complaint, the Controller, LMD J & K R. K Katoch had deputed the field executives to different markets and during the inspection, it was found that the curd packages from a milk unit were printed with the advance date of packing which is in viol...