City and Neighbourhood

Sunday, May 24, 2020Tehsildar Kishtwar distributes ration coupon under Atma Nirbhar Bharat workers Scheme

Conducts market checking in Kishtwar town, realizes fine of Rs. 5000 from 18 erring shopkeepers

KISHTWAR, MAY 24: In order to ensure the minimum subsistence to all the interstate migrants and needy families during lockdown 4.0 and on the direction of District Development Commissioner Rajinder Singh Tara, Tehsildar Kishtwar Parmod Kumar today started distributing ration coupons to identified beneficiaries/ migrant workers under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Workers Coupon Scheme.
10 kg rice per so


Sunday, May 24, 2020MSK Kishtwar conducts awareness campaign regarding women helpline 181

KISHTWAR, MAY 24: On the directions of District Development Commissioner Rajinder Singh Tara, District level Centre for Women, Mahila Shakti Kendra Kishtwar today started an initiative of providing door to door awareness regarding Women Helpline 181 for women in distress.
The purpose of this campaign was to make people aware, regarding the various services provided by the Helpline 181


Sunday, May 24, 2020COVID-19: Govt deploys officers to assist Corona Virus mitigation efforts

JAMMU, MAY 24: The government of Jammu and Kashmir, in an effort to ensure effective COVID-19 mitigation measures in view of resumption of air services in the country, has deployed Commissonior Jammu Municipal Corporation, Avny Lavasa and Vice Chairman Jammu Development Authority, Babila Rakwal for assisting Deputy Commissioner Jammu in making arrangements and handling of returning passengers.


Sunday, May 24, 2020Govt evacuates 89,773 stranded J&K residents through 28 COVID special trains, 4 flights, buses till date

JAMMU, MAY 24: The Jammu and Kashmir district administrations have received 28 COVID special trains from different states and UTs, so far, with about 23,097 stranded passengers while about 66024 persons have been evacuated by the government through Lakhanpur till date.
Meanwhile, about 652 passengers including students have reached at Srinagar International Airport under Vande Bharat Mission thr


Sunday, May 24, 2020VLCs emerge as focal point in Covid awareness in Poonch

POONCH, MAY 24: With an aim to ensure the safety of the rural population, Village Level Committees (VLCs) have been constituted in Poonch district to contain the spread of the virus infection and management of COVID19. These committees were assigned the responsibility of sensitizing the common masses about the Corona Virus infection, ways to prevent it and to get information about the travel his


Sunday, May 24, 2020Dheeraj Gupta takes stock of arrangements at Srinagar Airport 9 flights expected to arrive on 25th May

SRINAGAR, MAY 24: With partial resumption of air travel and nine flights expected to arrive at the Srinagar Airport on Monday 25th May, Principal Secretary to Government Dheeraj Gupta, who has been nominated as Nodal Officer to oversee arrangements at Srinagar Airport, today reviewed the facilities at Srinagar airport and finalised the standard operating procedure (SOP) for receiving and facilita


Saturday, May 23, 2020GDC Ramban organizes online Inter-College Quiz competition

RAMBAN, MAY 23: Department of Political Science of Government Degree College (GDC) Ramban today organized an online Inter-College Quiz Competition on the theme "Basic Structure of Indian Constitution”.
The competition was organized with the purpose to motivate the students for ICT enabled education system and measure their growth of knowledge, skill and talent.
The one hour online competition


Saturday, May 23, 2020DC Ramban greets people on Eid-Ul- Fitr, appeals to maintain social distancing

RAMBAN, MAY 23: Deputy Commissioner, Nazim Zai Khan today extended warm greetings to the people of the district on auspicious occasion of Eid- ul-Fitr.
He prayed for the well-being and happiness of the people of the district and also appealed to the public to maintain social distancing during their market visit besides adhering to the guidelines and norms issued by administration in view of t


Saturday, May 23, 2020District Admn Doda starts paid quarantine facilities

Administrative quarantine facilities without any charges already in place

DODA, MAY 23: District administration Doda on the directions of District Development Commissioner, Dr Sagar D Doifode has started the provision of paid quarantine facilities across the district along with the free quarantine facilities already working in the district since the stranded labourers/students have started to return to the district.
With an aim to provide convenience to the stranded


Saturday, May 23, 2020Dr. Darakhshan Andrabi meets Lt Governor

JAMMU, MAY 23: Member, Central Waqf Council and Chairperson, Waqf Development Committee, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India, Dr. Darakhshan Andrabi, today met Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu here at the Raj Bhavan.
Dr. Andrabi discussed with the Lt Governor about various important matters concerning the working of the Waqf Board. She also shared with the Lt Governor he


Saturday, May 23, 2020Lt Governor extends greetings on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr

JAMMU, MAY 23: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu has conveyed heartiest congratulations to people of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
In his message, the Lt Governor said that the festival is one of many examples of India's multi-dimensional culture. May this festival promote and maintain inter-religious understanding and co-existence


Saturday, May 23, 2020COVID-19: Lt Governor G C Murmu visits Railway Station, tours Jammu city post lockdown relaxations

Tours across prominent city markets to get a first hand appraisal of the ground situation

JAMMU, MAY 23: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu, today visited the railway station and then toured prominent places & markets across the Jammu city to get a first-hand appraisal of the situation on ground post relaxation of lockdown restrictions.
At the railway station, the Lt Governor took stock of the facilities being provided to the people of J&K who were stranded outside and are b


Saturday, May 23, 2020LAWDA starts massive deweeding operation

SRINAGAR, MAY 23: In order to maintain aesthetics of world famous Dal Lake, Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) has started its deweeding on massive scale.
The deweeding operation will be carried out both manually as well as mechanically.
The area to be manually deweeded along the periphery of Lake has been divided into 32 sections for which e-NITs were floated and contracts awa


Saturday, May 23, 2020Director Horticulture visits B. K. Pora

SRINAGAR, MAY 23: Director Horticulture Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat, today visited B. K. Pora area of District Budgam. Apart from visiting various orchard areas in the Zone, he also inspected Horticulture Development office B. K. Pora Budgam and found some officials absent from duties.
The Director ordered attachment of Absentees. The Chief Horticulture officer Budgam was instructed to gear-up hi


Saturday, May 23, 2020Social Welfare Department goes extra mile in releasing benefits to underprivileged

Advance pension of two months released to 3, 20,000 beneficiaries, assistance sanctioned in favour of additional 1, 70,000 under ISSS

SRINAGAR, MAY 23: While Social Welfare Department is mandated to provide help both in cash and in kind to the underprivileged sections of the society, the department has been working in a mission mode during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The department is ensuring that benefits percolate to the destitute, poor, old aged and other socially & economically backward and deserving beneficiaries under


Saturday, May 23, 2020Treading the untrodden path: Education Department’s clarion call for innovation

A teacher's journey from physical to virtual

JAMMU, MAY 20: As India has imposed lockdown to combat spread of novel corona virus in the country. School colleges and all other educational institutions were closed as preventive measures. With closure of schools, educational institutions a new window for learning/ teaching process i.e. Digital platforms opened.
Many educational institutions are now using digital platforms to educate student


Saturday, May 23, 2020J&K Govt facilitates 13120 migrant workers aboard several special trains from Katra

JAMMU, MAY 23: Jammu and Kashmir Government has so far sent back 13120 outbound migrant workers stranded in different parts of the Union Territory aboard several special trains from Katra till May 23 including about 2206 migrant workers who left Katra aboard a special train to Chatarpur in Madhya Pradesh today.
As per the Nodal Officer J&K, several Shramik special trains departed to MP/Chatti


Saturday, May 23, 2020Govt brings back 87948 stranded residents of J&K till date

COVID test, 14 day quarantine for people travelling to UT by trains, flights is compulsory: JK Admin

JAMMU, MAY 23: “All travellers coming to Jammu and Kashmir, either by flights, trains or other means of transportation will be kept in institutional quarantine for 14 days and tested for COVID 19 using the RTPCR test. If the test is negative, they will be sent home otherwise to a hospital on being tested positive. This is the UT protocol under the Disaster Management Act”, informed the governme


Saturday, May 23, 2020Advisor Baseer Khan inaugurates 50 MVA Power Transformer at Grid Station Khunmoh

SRINAGAR, MAY 23: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today inaugurated 132/33kv power transformer of Khunmoh Grid Station here.
Chief Engineer, Transmission, Hashmat Qazi was present on the occasion.
The commissioning of transformer will augment capacity of the grid station from 50MVA to 100 MVA. The 132/33kv Khunmoh Grid Station was constructed under VPMRP-2005 and commissione


Saturday, May 23, 2020Qureshi calls UN chief to discuss situation in Kashmir

Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi telephoned UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to convey its concern over India's decision to change the domicile law for Jammu and Kashmir.

Under the domicile rules, all those persons and their children who have resided for 15 years in Jammu and Kashmir or have studied for seven years and appeared in class 10 or 12 examinations in an


Saturday, May 23, 2020Senior Pak official warns of increase in COVID-19 cases; nationwide tally crosses 52,000

Islamabad, May 23: The number of COVID-19 cases in Pakistan would continue to multiply if people did not follow the precautions to keep the virus at bay, a senior government official has warned as the nationwide tally of the infections crossed 52,000 with 1,101 deaths.

Pakistan Prime Minister's Special Assistant on Health Zafar Mirza on Friday said that the last week's virus tracking reports w


Saturday, May 23, 2020Pak shells Rajouri, Poonch

JAMMU: The Pakistan Army shelled forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch and Rajouri districts, drawing strong retaliation from the Indian Army. The Pakistani firing targeted around a dozen villages in the twin border district but no casualty was reported on Indian side.

"At about 07:20 am today, Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms a


Saturday, May 23, 202066 killed as plane crashes in Karachi

KARACHI: At least 66 people were killed when a Pakistan International Airlines plane with 99 people on board crashed into a densely populated residential area near the Jinnah International Airport here, officials said, nearly a week after the COVID-19-induced air travel restrictions were lifted by the government.

Flight PK-8303 from Lahore was about to land in Karachi when it crashed at the Ji


Friday, May 22, 2020DC Srinagar inspects lockdown implementation

50 establishments including shopping malls and department stores sealed for norms violations, action also ordered against 80 vehicles

SRINAGAR, MAY 22: The Srinagar district administration took action against over 50 stores and 80 vehicle-owners for violation of restrictions.
The action was taken during an inspection that the District Magistrate Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary conducted.
The DM inspected markets at several places including Sanantnagar, Hyderpora, Chhanpora, Bagh-e-Mehtab, Jawahar Nagar, south city and Batmalloo.


Friday, May 22, 2020Bulletin on Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19):

JK reports 40 new positive cases, 720 recovered so far Wearing a face cover is compulsory in public places, workplaces as a measure for social distancing

JAMMU, MAY 22: The Government Friday informed that 40 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 07 from Jammu division and 33 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 1489.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 1489 positive cases, 749 are Active Positive, 720 have re


Friday, May 22, 2020Naib Tehsildar Drabshalla conducts market inspection

14 shopkeepers challaned for overcharging, profiteering

KISHTWAR, MAY 22: After receiving complaints from the people of Drabshalla that the commodities of daily use are being sold at an exorbitant rates ahead of the Eid festival and on the directions of District Development Commissioner, Naib Tehsildar Drabshalla Mohd Ahsaan today paid a surprise visit of the market of Drabshalla and booked shopkeepers under various sections of law for overchargin


Friday, May 22, 202015 days Online Orientation workshop for Pre School Teachers concludes

JAMMU, MAY 22: In a first of its kind initiative, 15 days technology driven, orientation workshop for preschool teachers organized by Directorate of School Education, Jammu successfully concluded today.
The workshop was aimed at to equipping 60 Preschool teachers of Jammu division with knowledge and skills required for effective transaction of NCERT's Preschool curriculum in newly established


Friday, May 22, 2020WWF India to co-host conference on nature conservation for students on occasion of International Day for Biological Diversity 2020

Nidhanshi Bavoria, Ayushi Gupta of GGHSS Rehari Jammu will represent J&K

JAMMU, MAY 22: Over the last few years the world has seen children raise their voice on environment issues and ask leaders across the world to consider their actions towards building a sustainable and healthier planet. Leading from the front, these children have been unafraid to voice their opinions and seek solutions to address the environmental challenges facing the planet. The COVID-19 pande


Friday, May 22, 2020Chattisgarh migrant labourers dispatched to Karta Railway Station from Samba

1690 persons of Chattisgarh dispatched in fleet of 58 buses

SAMBA, MAY 22: In wake of prevailing situation arisen due to covid-19 pandemic, the district administration Samba today sent the stranded interstate migrants to Katra Railway Station for their further Journey to their home state.
Over 1690 persons all from state Chattisgarh were sent in a fleet of 58 buses from the dispatching point at bari Brahmana and Vijaypur in district Samba.
District ad


Friday, May 22, 2020DDC Udhampur reviews facilities at quarantine centres

UDHAMPUR, MAY 22: District Development Commissioner, Udhampur, Dr. Piyush Singla today convened a detailed meeting of all Nodal Officers and reviewed the facilities being provided to inmates of quarantine centres in the district.
The DDC asked the concerned officers to provide sufficient number of PPE kit to the concerned magistrates for on duty officers /officials in the quarantine centers. H


Friday, May 22, 2020DC Ramban reviews Eid-ul- Fitr arrangements

Interacts with representatives of Beopar Mandal, civil society, religious leaders

RAMBAN, MAY 22: Deputy Commissioner, Nazim Zai Khan along with Senior Superintendent of Police Ramban, Dr Haseeb-ur-Rehman today convened a meeting to discuss the arrangements for upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr besides listening to the issues of locals.
The meeting was attended by ADC, Ashok Sharma, ACR, Dhirendra Sharma, CMO, Dr. Freed Bhat, Assistant Director FCS&CA, President MC, Ramban, Amit Bhar


Friday, May 22, 2020Cop killed, 2 injured in Pulwama terror attack

SRINAGAR: In second such attack in as many days, a policeman was killed and two other security personnel injured when terrorists opened fire at a security forces' patrol party in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Thursday.
The incident took place in the afternoon near Perchoo bridge of the district where a joint patrol of the CRPF and the Jammu and Kashmir police was ensuring law and order si


Thursday, May 21, 2020Several delegations call on Lt Governor; welcome Domicile Law in J&K

JAMMU, MAY 21: Delegations of Valmiki Samaj; Shree Amar Kshatriya Rajput Sabha and World Brahmin Sabha, JK Chapter called on the Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today here at the Raj Bhavan.
During their interaction with the Lt Governor, the members of the delegations commended the steps initiated by the UT Administration and the Government of India for boosting the pace of developme


Thursday, May 21, 2020Bulletin on Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19): JK reports 59 new positive cases, 684 recovered so far

Advisory urges employees, visitors to observe basic preventive measures to evade the Virus

JAMMU, MAY 21: The Government Thursday informed that 59 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 08 from Jammu division and 51 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 1449. Also 02 more COVID-19 deaths have been reported from Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Co


Thursday, May 21, 2020District level Centre for Women, MSK Kishtwar spreads Awareness regarding Menstrual Hygiene

Distributes Sanitary Pads among the women and girls

KISHTWAR, MAY 21: With an aim to sensitise the underprivileged women of Kishtwar, District Level Centre for Women,Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK) on the directions of District Development Commissioner Kishtwar, Rajinder Singh Tara, organised an awareness campaign for women living in slum areas about the importance of Menstrual Hygiene .
Women Welfare Officer Miss Roohie Shamma along with District


Thursday, May 21, 2020District Administration Kishtwar dispatches interstate stranded labourers to Chhattisgarh

KISHTWAR, MAY 21: With an aim to send the stranded labourers to their villages and family back at home, who got stuck in the District during this lock down period of global COVID-19 pandemic, District Administration Kishtwar headed by the District Magistrate Kishtwar Rajinder Singh Tara today flagged of a batch of 59 labourers hailing from Chhattisgarh state for their homes. These labourers wer


Thursday, May 21, 2020DC Samba provides relief in restrictions

SAMBA, MAY 21: Deputy Commissioner Samba Rohit Khajuria provided relief in restrictions in the District and also extended some exemptions in order to facilitate the people for different services.
Deputy Commissioner has ordered that all medical facilities including medicines, testing labs, clinics shall remain opened daily from 8 am to 6 pm where as Milk Shops, Vegetable and Fruit Shops, Baker


Thursday, May 21, 2020Dwivedi chairs meeting for implementation of Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan in J&K

Meets representatives of Industrial Associations

JAMMU, MAY 21: Commissioner Secretary Industries & Commerce Department, Manoj K Dwivedi today chaired a meeting of a committee for effective implementation of Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan in Jammu and Kashmir.
A committee has been constituted by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir under the chairmanship of Commissioner Secretary to Government Industries & Commerce Department for effective impleme


Thursday, May 21, 2020Secretary Forest reviews facilities at Udhampur quarantine centres

UDHAMPUR, MAY 21:- Commissioner Secretary Forest, Ecology and Environment, Sarita Chauhan today reviewed facilities being provided to the people put under Administrative quarantine in the district, here at meeting.
At the outset, DDC, Dr. Piyush Singla gave detailed PowerPoint presentation on the arrangements made available for the quarantined persons, including classification and segregation


Thursday, May 21, 2020Bandipora, Pulwama admin observes Anti-Terrorism Day

BANDIPORA, MAY 21: District administration Bandipora on Thursday observed Anti-Terrorism day in the district by pledging to fight all forms of terrorism and violence to promote peace and non-violence.
The pledge was taken on while commemorating death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi who was killed in a suicide attack in Tamil Nadu in 1991, in the district.
On the occasion, Depu


Thursday, May 21, 2020Advisor Bhatnagar greets people on eve of Jumat-ul-Vida

JAMMU, MAY 21- Advisor to Lt Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar has extended his greetings to the people of Jammu and Kashmir on eve of auspicious occasion of Jumat-ul-Vida.
In his message, the Advisor hoped that this auspicious day would strengthen the bonds of brotherhood, harmony and amity among the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Advisor appealed the people to follow all the safety guidelines


Thursday, May 21, 2020JK Govt arranges 23 COVID special trains, 3 flights, scores of buses to evacuate its 83334 stranded residents

JAMMU, MAY 21: The Jammu and Kashmir government has arranged 23 COVID special trains, 3 flights besides scores of buses to bring back the residents of J&K, stranded outside UT due to lockdown imposed in the wake of global pandemic amid strict observance of all necessary preventive protocols.
Nearly, 83334 J&K residents have been brought back to the UT through these modes.
As per the detailed


Thursday, May 21, 2020Representatives of Political Parties and Kashmiri Pandit delegations call on Lt Governor

Term Domicile Law as a historic milestone, express gratitude towards GoI & UT Administration

JAMMU, MAY 21: Representatives of various Political Parties and organizations of Kashmiri Pandit Community including All Parties Migrants Coordination Committee and Kashmiri Pandit Welfare Organizations today called on the Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu at the Raj Bhavan, and expressed their gratitude towards Government of India and J&K UT Administration for the introduction of n


Thursday, May 21, 2020Raj Bhavan observes National Anti-Terrorism Day

JAMMU, MAY 21: Anti-Terrorism Day was observed here at Raj Bhavan today. The staff and officers of the Lieutenant Governor’s office read out the Anti Terrorism Pledge on the occasion and expressed the resolve of the nation 'to oppose all forms of terrorism and violence' and to promote 'peace, social harmony and understanding' among fellow citizens.
The objective behind the observance of Anti-T


Thursday, May 21, 2020Lt Governor extends Jumat-ul-Vida greetings

JAMMU, MAY 21: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu has conveyed his warm greetings to the people on the occasion of Jumat-ul-Vida.
The Lt Governor observed that Jumat-ul-Vida has a great spiritual significance and is an auspicious occasion to offer special prayers and seek the blessings of Almighty.
He hoped that this occasion would be a harbinger of brotherhood, amity, harmony among th


Thursday, May 21, 2020Govt releases Rs 170 Cr as MGNREGA wages ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr

Over 350 Cr disbursed among MGNREGA workers during lockdown period so far

SRINAGAR, MAY 21: In order to mitigate the economic hardships faced by the rural poor during COVID-19 pandemic, Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (RDD&PR) has disbursed Rs 170 crore under MGNREGA ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr to help the workers to celebrate the occasion with fervour and joy.
The department has disbursed around Rs 183 crore to benefit the poor which have been other


Thursday, May 21, 2020Ahead of Eid, FCS&CA intensifies Market checking in Srinagar

SRINAGAR, MAY 21: Special market checking squads of Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Kashmir today conducted inspection of various markets in Srinagar ahead of Eid festival to keep a check on hoarding, profiteering and black marketing.
On the directions of Director FCS&CA Kashmir enforcement teams of the department headed by Assistant Director Supplies and Srinagar North/ Sou


Wednesday, May 20, 2020Domicile Status made eligibility for admission to Educational Institutions in Jammu and Kashmir

JAMMU, MAY 20: With the issuance of Jammu and Kashmir Grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure) Rules, 2020, the UT government has made Domicile Status Certificate as an eligibility condition for admission to Educational Institutions in Jammu and Kashmir.
A circular issued by GAD stated, “The Government has notified the Jammu and Kashmir Grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure) Rules, 2020, v


Wednesday, May 20, 2020Bulletin on Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19): JK records 73 new positive cases, 678 cases recovered, 18 deaths till date

Maintain physical distance, clean hands, follow good respiratory etiquettes, hygiene to avoid the Virus

JAMMU, MAY 20: The Government Wednesday informed that 73 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 36 from Jammu division and 37 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 1390. Also 01 COVID-19 patient died at SKIMS, Soura, Srinagar.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out


Wednesday, May 20, 2020Domicile Certificate must for BOPEE exams

JAMMU, MAY 20: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has ordered that any candidate interested in appearing in any entrance test, conducted by Jammu and Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE), must possess Domicile Certificate issued under the Jammu and Kashmir Grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure) Rules,2020.
In a Notification issued today the government stated the, the


Wednesday, May 20, 2020Social distancing norms: Govt offices to follow regulated attendance

JAMMU, MAY 20: The Government Offices in Jammu and Kashmir has been asked to follow regulated attendance to maintain social distancing norms amid Covid 19 pandemic.
A GAD order issued today stated that “In pursuance to order No. 11013/9/2014-Estt.A.III dated 18.05.2020, issued by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personnel and Training, Government of Ind


Wednesday, May 20, 2020COVID-19: DM Kupwara Imposes Restrictions under Section 144 CrPC

Complete restrictions on public, vehicular movement from 21st to 25th May

KUPWARA, MAY 20: With an aim to control the spread of COVID-19 Infection, District Magistrate Kupwara Anshul Garg imposed restrictions under section 144 CrPC and section 34 of Disaster Management Act wherein strict restrictions on any public or vehicular movement shall remain enforced within the district from May 21 to May 25, 2020.
An order issued by the District Magistrate reads that the res


Wednesday, May 20, 2020DC Kupwara visits Zachaldara Tehsil

Reviews situation amid COVID-19 lockdown

KUPWARA, MAY 20: Deputy Commissioner (DC), Kupwara, Anshul Garg today visited Zachaldara Tehsil of Handwara sub division and took stock of problems of the people at ground level.
The Deputy Commissioner convened a joint meeting of local administration and members of civil society besides, PRI’s and various issues were raised like installation of additional pipes for reliable water supply to Za


Wednesday, May 20, 2020DDC Anantnag reviews RDD Sector

Directs concerned for creation of sustainable assets in rural areas

ANANTNAG, MAY20: District Development Commissioner Anantnag, Mr. Bashir Ahmad Dar today chaired a meeting of RDD officers to review the developmental scenario of RDD sector of the district.
On the occasion, the DDC stressed upon the officers to ensure water conservation and irrigation works in all 335 panchayat halqas of the district.
He directed the concerned to speed up the works as the pe


Wednesday, May 20, 2020District Administration B’la announces Special Ration Kits on Eid

About 5000 Destitute Families shall be covered in the Drive: DC B’la

BARAMULLA, MAY 20: In a significant initiative to reach out to poor and destitute section of the society, district administration Baramulla today kick-started a special assistance drive wherein the destitute and deserving families shall be supported on the forthcoming auspicious occasion of Eid.
The move was taken keeping in view the current economic distress that emerged due to COVID-19 lockd


Wednesday, May 20, 2020DC B’la inspects and reviews functioning of Mushroom Demonstration cum Training Centre

BARAMULLA, MAY 20: Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr G N Itoo today conducted an inspection of Mushroom Demonstration cum Training Centre, located at Khawjabagh Baramulla and reviewed its functioning.
On the occasion, DC was briefed by Chief Agriculture Officer about 400 growers, currently registered with this sector that have established units and are earning their livelihood.
He also informed


Wednesday, May 20, 2020DC G’bal inspects First Aid Camp by Sheep Husbandry dept

Distributes Blankets, Umbrellas and Masks among local Chopans

GANDERBAL, MAY 20: - Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal today inspected the First Aid Camp established by Sheep Husbandry Department at Haripora, Ganderbal for the screening of migratory Gujjar-Bakarwal nomads besides Chopans who move along with their livestock from planes to the higher reaches for greener pastures.
During the visit the DDC took stock of First Aid facilities to be pr


Wednesday, May 20, 2020DDC Bandipora stresses on scientific, sustainable extraction of minerals

Chairs meeting to discuss mining plan of river Jhelum

BANDIPORA MAY 20: District Development Commissioner Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza Thursday chaired a meeting to discuss the mining plan for several blocks of river Jhelum.
The meeting discussed threadbare mining plan for extraction of minerals from 6 identified blocks of Jhelum river in the districtand the plan has been prepared by the recognized experts of Geology and Mining Department after


Wednesday, May 20, 2020Excise department destroys illicit poppy crops in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, MAY 20: Excise enforcement teams on Wednesday destroyed illicit poppy crop spread over a total of 187 kanals of land in Anantnag, Pulwama, Shopian, Bandipora, Baramulla and Budgam areas.
The teams were headed by Excise & Taxation Officer South Kashmir, Excise & Taxation officer North Kashmir and Excise and Taxation Officer Central Kashmir.
In the statement Dy. Excise Commissioner Kash


Wednesday, May 20, 2020ADC Kupwara reviews arrangements for returning of migrant workers

KUPWARA, MAY 20: Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC), Kupwara, Nazir Ahmad Lone today convened a meeting of officers to review the arrangements for returning of migrant labourers stranded in the district due to lockdown.
It was informed in the meeting that 732 migrant workers (stranded persons) in the district have registered themselves so far with Labour Department Kupwara to return back to


Wednesday, May 20, 2020ADC Handwara reviews arrangements for Jumat-ul-Vida, Shab-e-Qadar & Eid-ul-Fitr

KUPWARA, MAY 20: Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC), Handwara, Nazir Ahmad Mir today convened a meeting of officers to review the arrangements for smooth celebration of upcoming Shab e Qadr, Jamat ul Vida and Eid ul Fitr.
On the occasion, the ADC impressed upon the concerned officers to follow COVID control norms of the government while celebrating EID and ensure that the prayers are being o


Wednesday, May 20, 2020DC Budgam reviews arrangements for Jumat-ul-Vida, Shab-e-Qadar & Eid-ul-Fitr

Calls for fumigation of all public places & intensive market checking

BUDGAM, MAY 20: Deputy Commissioner, Budgam Tariq Hussain Ganie today convened a meeting of officers to review and finalize the arrangements for Jumat-ul-Vida, Shab Qadar and Edi-ul-Fitr.
The DC while taking the department wise review called for making fool proof arrangements required to be done by the departments for these auspicious days.
During the meeting, the DC directed E.O Municipal Co


Wednesday, May 20, 2020DC Shopian reviews arrangements for Shab-e-Qadar, Jumat-ul-Vida & Eid-ul-Fitr

Ulemas urged to counsel people on staying doors during religious occasions

SHOPIAN, MAY 20: Deputy Commissioner Shopian, Chaudhary Mohammad Yasin today chaired a meeting to review arrangements put in place by the district administrations in view of upcoming Shab-e-Qadar, Jumat-ul-Vida and Eid-ul-Fitr.
In view of current COVID-19 Pandemic, threadbare discussion was held in the meeting regarding implementation of lockdown during the auspicious occasion of Shab-e-Qadr,


Wednesday, May 20, 2020Psychiatric Counseling proves fruitful in providing psychological support to quarantined

SRINAGAR, MAY 20: The role of providing Psychiatric Counseling is occupying greater space in the Corona Bind Mitigation Efforts by Control Room which was launched earlier this month at Old Secretariat, Srinagar
With the deputation of two psychiatric Medical Officers to the Control Room, the Specialists are busy in counseling & listening patiently to young and old men and women quarantined in v


Wednesday, May 20, 2020World Bank Funded JTFRP Developmental Works to be restarted in Jammu Province from next week

Adhere Strictly to Standard Operating Procedure during execution of works: CEO JKERA/JTFRP

JAMMU, MAY 20: Wheel of progress to restart in Jammu with the start of work on many road and bridge sub-projects under the World Bank funded Jhelum Tawi Flood Recovery Project (JTFRP). Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Chief Executive Officer, JKERA/JTFRP today directed the engineers and contractors working on the project to resume the work on the projects while strictly adhering to the SOPs (Standar


Wednesday, May 20, 2020M Raju reviews functioning of H&P, Civil Aviation, Estates Department

Asks to complete languishing projects in a time bound manner

JAMMU, MAY 20: Secretary, Hospitality & Protocol (H&P), Civil Aviation and Estates Department, M Raju, today convened three separate meetings with the senior officers and officials of H&P, Civil Aviation and Estates Departments at Civil Secretariat, Jammu.
While chairing the meeting of Civil Aviation Department, Secretary examined the projects under Capex plan being undertaken by the departmen


Wednesday, May 20, 2020Covid-19: DHS Jammu inspects facilities at DH Udhampur

JAMMU, MAY 20: On the directions of Financial Commissioner H&ME. Atal Dulloo, Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Renu Sharma along with Controller Stores Dr. Suresh Gupta and DNO QAP Dr. Vijay Raina, visited Covid Health Center Udhampur which has been created in a separate wing in the premises of District Hospital Udhampur and took stock of facilities there.
CMO Udhampur Dr. K.C Dogra and MS DH


Wednesday, May 20, 2020Govt Polytechnic Jammu organizes online quiz competition

JAMMU, MAY 20: Government Polytechnic Bikram Chowk, Jammu today organized an online quiz competition as a part of campaign ‘Defeat Covid 19’ competition -VI.
The topics for online quiz completion was current affairs, inventions, sports, general knowledge, famous days & dates, country capitals and currency, science & technology. In the competition 75 students of different departments participated


Wednesday, May 20, 2020Amid lockdown: MGNREGA works going to address rural distress in Doda

8808 works with the approved budget of Rs 132.60 crore are going to start across the district: DDC

DODA, MAY 20: District administration Doda, in its endeavour to provide succour to the rural labour of the ditrict in the wake of COVID-19, is going to resume a number of development works under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).
District Development Commissioner, Doda, Dr Sagar D Doifode, informed that the department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj h


Wednesday, May 20, 2020COVID19: District administration Rajouri facilitates interstate movement of 425 stranded labourers

RAJOURI, MAY 20: In a bid to facilitate the interstate movement of stranded labourers, the district administration Rajouri under the overall supervision of the Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Mohammad Nazir Sheikh on Wednesday has sent a fleet of fourteen vehicles carrying 425 labourers mostly hailing from Madhya Pradesh to Katra from where they shall be transported to their home state in a special


Wednesday, May 20, 20203 days drive for distribution of sanitary kits under BBBP concludes at Rajouri

900 Sanitary napkins, 900 antiseptic soaps distributed among the adolescent girls and under privilege women

RAJOURI, MAY 20: On the directions of Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Mohammad Nazir Sheikh and under the supervision of DSEO and Nodal officer of MSK Rajouri, Bilal Rashid Mir. DLCW headed by Anum Mirza (Women Welfare Officer, Rajouri) has taken an initiative to provide door to door sanitary products, antiseptic soaps and other hygiene items especially among needy ones in remote areas of the dist


Wednesday, May 20, 2020JKEDI organizes webinar for startups amid COVID-19 crisis

SRINAGAR, MAY 20- The Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) today organized a webinar titled, "How to survive the lockdown and what to expect after the Covid-19 crisis” to help the entrepreneurs and startups of J&K in distress due to ongoing Covid-19 crisis.
The webinar is part-iv of the series initiated by the institute to mitigate the problems faced by entrepreneurs


Wednesday, May 20, 2020Rohit Kansal chairs officers meeting to review functioning of JPDCL Jammu

JAMMU, MAY 20: Principal Secretary, Power Development Department, Rohit Kansal today chaired an introductory meeting with the senior officers of PDD and JPDCL to review the status of Power sector, centrally sponsored schemes, revenue realization and related issues pertaining to Jammu Power Distribution Corporation Limited.
During the meeting, threadbare discussion was held on completion of lan


Wednesday, May 20, 2020Urban Local Bodies department gears up men & machinery in Kashmir

Rs. 342 crore earmarked for 295 schemes, work resumes on 50 schemes

SRINAGAR, May 20: With gradual relaxation in the lock down restrictions announced by the Government during third and fourth phase of lockdown, the Department of Urban Local Bodies has resumed work on 50 schemes with the aim of giving impetus to the development works and providing work opportunities for the local labourers.
“During pre-lockdown period, the Department of Urban Local Bodies(ULB)


Wednesday, May 20, 2020SW Deptt & CPS Rajouri reaches out to 4000 families of frontline workers

Essentials, medicines being provided to them at their doorstep

RAJOURI, MAY 20: The fight against Coronavirus pandemic is not just a fight to curb the spread of COVID-19 disease but it is also a persistent struggle to battle social issues like hunger, loneliness, homelessness, violence and domestic abuse. There is also the concern of taking care of the families of our frontline brave hearts, working away from home treating the patients, maintaining social


Wednesday, May 20, 2020Govt issues detailed guidelines regarding elimination of intermediary brokers, marketing of farm produce

Measures afoot to ensure e-marketing facilities for farmer: Navin Choudhary

JAMMU, MAY 20: The Jammu and Kashmir government, as part of its measures being initiated in the wake of COVID Lockdown, has issued detailed guidelines regarding elimination of intermediary brokers, buyers, distributors, decongestion of major fruit and vegetable Mandies across Jammu & Kashmir besides timely marketing of Agricultural and Horticultural produce.
It may be recalled that Agriculture


Wednesday, May 20, 2020Advisor Khan greets people on Shab-e-Qadr

JAMMU, MAY 20: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan has greeted people of Jammu and Kashmir on the auspicious occasion of Shab-e-Qadr.
Extending his greetings, Advisor Khan hoped that this blissful occasion will prove harbinger of peace and brotherhood among the people of J&K.
The Advisor also appealed the people to follow all the necessary guidelines put in place in view of COVID-19


Wednesday, May 20, 2020Advisor Bhatnagar greets people on eve of Shab-e-Qadr

JAMMU, MAY 20- Advisor to Lt Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar has extended his greetings to people of Jammu and Kashmir on eve of Shab-e-Qadr.
In his message, the Advisor hoped that this auspicious occasion would infuse the spirit of peace, brotherhood, harmony and amity in the J&K in this crucial time.
The Advisor appealed the people to follow safety guidelines put in view of the Global pandem


Wednesday, May 20, 2020Govt. evacuates 78902 stranded JK residents, arranges outward movement of 17583 passengers stranded in the UT

JAMMU, MAY 20: The government has transported over 78902 residents of J&K, residents stranded outside UT due to lockdown imposed in the wake of global pandemic, back to their hometowns through COVID special trains, buses and flights. Likewise, the first train carrying 1184 outbound migrant workers has left from Katra for Chattrapur, MP besides the outward movement for 16399 outside people strande


Wednesday, May 20, 2020SWD schemes continue to support needy amid COVID-19 pandemic

3.66 lakh provided pension; over one lakh students got scholarship

JAMMU, MAY 20: The Social Welfare schemes, being implemented by the Social Welfare Department, have helped lakhs of beneficiaries to steer through the difficult times of global Covid-19 pandemic.
The Pension under Integrated Social Security Scheme (ISSS)/National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) have particularly saved the most needy from the economic fallout of the pandemic.


Wednesday, May 20, 2020Advisor Baseer Khan reviews functioning of DMRR&R Deptt

Asks for effective disaster management, risk reduction

SRINAGAR, MAY 20: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed maintaining close synergy among different wings of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (DMRR&R) Department for effective management of emergencies triggered by disaster like situations.
The Advisor was speaking at a meeting held here today.
The meeting was convened to review and discus


Wednesday, May 20, 2020Lt Governor greets people on Shab-i-Qadr

JAMMU, MAY 20: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu has felicitated the people of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on Shab-i-Qadr.
In a message of greetings, the Lt Governor hoped that this auspicious occasion would strengthen the bond of brotherhood and harmony amongst all communities and faiths and usher-in amity and prosperity in the UT.
He prayed for the well-being and happin


Wednesday, May 20, 2020Army's Northern Command Chief meets Lt Governor

JAMMU, MAY 20: General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) Northern Command, Lt Gen Y K Joshi met Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu at the Raj Bhavan here today.
The Lt Governor and Lt Gen Joshi discussed several issues relating to the security management and other important issues to meet the security challenges in J&K.
Lt Gen Y K Joshi briefed the Lt Governor about the overall s


Wednesday, May 20, 2020TeH chief’s son among 2 HM terrorists killed in encounter

12 houses damaged; internet remains barred, mobiles restored

SRINAGAR: Two terrorists of the banned Hizbul Mujahideen including Junaid Ashraf Khan 'Sehrai', whose father is chairman of the separatist conglomerate Tehrek-e-Hurriyat (the), were killed on Tuesday after a 15-hour-long gunbattle with security forces in a densely populated area in downtown Srinagar, the first in capital city in two years.
The encounter, which began just after midnight and conti


Wednesday, May 20, 2020300 terrorists in PoK, 240 active in hinterland: DGP

JAMMU: Over 300 terrorists are present in launch pads across the LoC in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (Pok), waiting to infiltrate into the Indian side, Jammu and Kashmir's director general of police (DGP) Dilbag Singh said.
He said that there was a high degree of vigilance by the security grid to foil Pakistan's design of pushing terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir.
"We have a fairly big number of t


Wednesday, May 20, 2020At LoC, Pak Army shells Rajouri, Poonch districts

JAMMU: The Pakistan Army shelled forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri and Poonch districts, drawing retaliation from the Indian Army.
This is third day of consecutive ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Army along the LoC in Rajouri and Poonch districts.
"At about 0730 hours today, Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by small arm firing and mortar shelling


Wednesday, May 20, 2020High Court of Jammu and Kashmir contributes 50 lakh towards PM CARES Fund

Another 20 lakh towards JK Relief Fund

JAMMU, MAY 19: In a full Court resolution dated 16th May 2020, the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir had decided to contribute Rs. 50 Lac to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES FUND) raised for combating Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It was also resolved that High Court shall contribute the remaining collected amount to the JK Relief Fund.


Tuesday, May 19, 2020DM Udhampur imposes restriction around Quarantine centres

UDHAMPUR, MAY 19: District Magistrate Udhampur Dr. Piyush Singla today imposed restrictions under section 144 CrPc around all designated notified quarantine centres of district. As per the order there shall be no gathering of 4 or more than four persons in the radius of 30 meters outside the notified quarantine centres. Strict action shall be taken against the defaulters.
Police has been asked


Tuesday, May 19, 20201000 persons brought back to J&K by Special Train from Pune

JAMMU, MAY 19: Around 1000 persons including 500 students are on board the Special Shramik Train which left Pune for Udhampur 7.00 pm this evening.
50 student volunteers have been trained by local medicos in Pune to tackle any medical or other health issues on board during the 40-hour long journey from Pune to Udhampur.
This is the second Shramik Train deployed for bringing back J&K residents


Tuesday, May 19, 2020First train with 1184 outbound migrant workers leaves from Katra

Others to be notified; advised not to move unauthorisedly

JAMMU, MAY 19: First Train of outbound migrant workers departed from Katra for Chhatrapur (MP) today at 05:00 pm carrying 1184 persons.
As per the Nodal Officer J&K, more Trains are being organised and the migrant workers desirous to leave are advised to wait. They will be notified in due course of time.
“The workers should not walk or move unauthorisedly but wait for administration to notify


Tuesday, May 19, 2020GREF donates masks to district administration Kishtwar

Provides Rs 1.26 lakh ex-gratia to NOK of CPL who died while performing duties

KISHTWAR, MAY 19: With an aim to help and support the District administration in its fight against COVID-19, the GREF, 118 RCC/35 BRTF/ Project Beacon today handed over 500 cotton face masks stitched by GREF unit to District Magistrate Kishtwar Rajinder Singh Tara for further distribution among the frontline workers and the needy ones.
This donation has come at a time when Kishtwar administra


Tuesday, May 19, 2020District Admn Kishtwar starts dispatching stranded labourers to their native States

Medical checkups of returnees underway

KISHTWAR, MAY 19: To provide relief to the labourers who have been stranded due to lockdown, District administration Kishtwar headed by the District Magistrate Kishtwar Rajinder Singh Tara today kick started the process of medical screening for COVID-19 symptoms of all those persons who are presently stuck in the district and who want to return to their home States outside of the Union Territor


Tuesday, May 19, 2020Geology, Mining Department holds Online Awareness-cum-Interaction meet

Digital modes be encouraged for awareness, facilitating requisite clearances: Advisor Sharma

JAMMU, MAY 19: The Department of Geology and Mining today organized a web based online Interaction-cum-Awareness Meet with the Letter of Intent (LoI) holders of minor mineral blocks, recently e-auctioned by the Department.
Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, K.K. Sharma, speaking on the occasion, informed that the objective of the Web-based Awareness Programme was to educate the LoI holders about


Tuesday, May 19, 2020Div Com Jammu visits Ramban, inspects quarantine Centres

Asks district Admn to create sampling facilities at Banihal, ensure screening of all passengers

RAMBAN, MAY 19: Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Sanjeev Verma today visited Ramban and took stock of the mechanism put in place for the boarding, lodging, COVID-19 sampling and testing facilities of migrants arriving in the district from other parts of the country. He also reviewed the measures being taken by the district administration for prevention and control of COVID-19 in the district.


Tuesday, May 19, 2020Director I&C holds meeting regarding Trade Receivables Discounting System (TReDS)

Bari Brahmana Association donates PPE kits

JAMMU, MAY 19: Director Industries and Commerce Anoo Malhotra today chaired a meeting with various industrial associations of Jammu regarding issues faced by the industrial units during working in the lockdown period.
President of Association of Industries Samba, Vijay Agarwal, raised the issue of closure of industrial units in case the driver of trucks bringing raw material was found Covid-19


Tuesday, May 19, 2020Mitigation efforts for Covid-19 discussed with BDC chairperson in Samba

SAMBA, MAY 19: District Magistrate Samba, Rohit khajuria today held a meeting with block development councils, chairman regarding mitigation efforts for containing covid-19.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Shakti Pathak, Additional Deputy Commission Vikas Gupta, Assistant Commissioner Development, Sidharath Dhiman besides chairman of block development councils were present in the meeting.


Tuesday, May 19, 2020Blacktopping work on Assar-Thathri National Highway stretch in full swing at Doda

DDC inspects progress, directs for early completion of work

DODA, MAY 19: In order to improve the present National Highway road condition, NHIDCL authorities have started the blacktopping of Assar- Thathri National Highway stretch on war footing in Doda. The blacktopping has been started by the executing agency on the directions of District Development Commissioner Doda, Dr Sagar D Doifode.
It was informed that the blacktopping work has been started in


Tuesday, May 19, 2020Clarification regarding COVID-19 Positive cases reported on May 18 in Poonch

POONCH, MAY 19: It is brought into the public domain that two COVID-19 positive cases were reported on May 18, 2020 in district Poonch taking the total tally of positive cases to three. However, there was some miscommunication regarding the exact identity of the persons due to the same name. To clarify the issue and to avoid any risk of infection, all the four persons have been isolated and are


Tuesday, May 19, 2020Power shutdown

JAMMU, MAY 19: In order to carry out replacement of HT cables, the power supply to Sector 4, 5, 5A, 6, 7, 8, 9 in Trikuta Nagar and its adjoining areas fed from 11 KV JDA-5 and JDA-9 feeders shall remain affected on May 20 from 08 am to 12 noon.
Similarly, the power supply to all PHE installations feeding from 11 KV N-9 dedicated PHE feeder shall remain affected on May 20 from 08 am to 12 noon.


Tuesday, May 19, 2020DM Budgam holds meeting with Imams, Mufties of all mosques of district Budgam

Appeals for adhering to instructions

BUDGAM, MAY 19: Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Tariq Hussain Ganai today convened a meeting of religious scholars, aimas, mufties of various jamia masajids, dargas located across District Budgam.
While addressing the meeting the DM said, aim of conducting this meeting is to apprise the participants, to adhere to the instructions envisaged under lockdown guidelines and ensure that no gathering of


Tuesday, May 19, 2020DC B’la chairs meet for restoration of developmental works amid COVID-19

BARAMULLA, MAY 19: Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr G N Itoo today chaired a meeting of concerned officers to discuss various measures for restoring work on the developmental projects that remained stalled due to outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.
On the occasion, a detailed discussion on the subject was held wherein it was decided that the construction work on the labour intensive projects shall


Tuesday, May 19, 2020DC Kulgam reviews availability of essentials in view of Eid-ul-Fitr

KULGAM, MAY 19: Deputy Commissioner Kulgam Showkat Aijaz Bhat, today chaired a meeting of officers, to review the availability of essentials in the district in view of Jummat-ul-vida, Shab-i-Qadr and Eid-ul-fitr.
The meeting was attended by ADDC, ADC, SDM Noorabad, ACR, DSP-Hq, CAO, CHO, AEE- PDD, PHE, DO-Food Safety & Standards, All Tehsildars, AD, FCS&CA, EO, and other officers besides the mem


Tuesday, May 19, 202026 COVID – 19 patients today discharged from Trauma Hospital Bijbehara

ANANTNAG, MAY 19: As many as 26 COVID–19 positive patients of the villages of Nowgam, Shangus, Tailwani, Pushroo, Kohair, Kullul Nowgam and Kharpora area of Kokernag were today discharged from Trauma COVID-19 Hospital Bijbehara, thereby reaching the total number of recoveries to 88.
The said patients after going through repeated tests and treatment at Trauma Hospital, Bijbehara (designated C


Tuesday, May 19, 2020DC Shopian reviews transportation of cherry fruit from district

SHOPIAN, MAY 19: - In view of the forthcoming harvesting season of cherry fruit in the district, Deputy Commissioner Shopian Choudhary Mohammad Yasin today convened a meeting to review the transportation of cherry fruit from district Shopian.
Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Chief Horticulture Officer, all Tehsildars, President Fruit Growers Association Shopian and others concerned attended the


Tuesday, May 19, 2020DDC Kupwara chairs e-Auction Committee meeting of G&M

KUPWARA, MAY 19: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kupwara, and Chairman of e-Auction Committee for Geology and Mining Anshul Garg today chaired a meeting of concerned engineers to review the status of mining in the district.
The meeting was attended by Assistant Commissioner Revenue (ACR), Bashir Ahmad Bhat; Chief Drilling Engineer Geology and Mining Department (G&M) Srinagar, Executive E


Tuesday, May 19, 2020DM directs banks to ensure delivery of cash to the customers of red zones areas

ANANTNAG, MAY 19: The District Magistrate Anantnag, Mr. Bashir Ahmad Dar today convened a meeting with bankers and administrative officers of all red zones of the district for easy delivery of cash to the customers of red zone areas on the eve of Shab-e-Qadr and Eid-ul-Fitr.
The DM directed LDM, Anantnag to coordinate with administrative officers and local Auqaf committees to ensure hassle fre


Tuesday, May 19, 2020DDC Bandipora reviews arrangements for Shab-e-Qadar, Eid-ul-Fitr

Ulemas urge people to offer prayers at home, ensure social distancing

BANDIPORA, MAY 19: District Development Commissioner Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza Tuesday chaired a meeting to review arrangements put in place by the district administrations in view of upcoming Shab-e-Qadar, Jumat-ul-Vida and Eid-ul-Fitr.
The meeting was attended by SSP Bandipora, Rahul Malik, Additional Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Zahoor Ahmad Mir, Assistant Director FCS&CA, Exen PDD, E


Tuesday, May 19, 2020DC Ganderbal urges for suspending of congregational prayers on forthcoming festivities

GANDERBAL, MAY 19: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ganderbal Shafqat Iqbal today urged the general public of district Ganderbal to suspend congregational prayers on forthcoming Shab-I-Qadir, Jumat-ul-Vida and Eid-ul-Fitr as a precautionary measure to combat the threat of COVID-19.
The DC made these remarks during the meeting with the religious clerics of the district to discuss precautionary meas


Tuesday, May 19, 2020Advisor Baseer Khan interacts with leaders

Seeks their cooperation to advise people to stay indoors during upcoming religious occasions to help curb COVID-19

SRINAGAR, MAY 19: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer A Khan today interacted with several religious leaders and sought their cooperation vis-à-vis advising people to stay home during the upcoming religious occasions of Shabi i Qadr, Jumat ul Vida and Eid ul Fitr to help curb COVID-19.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Chowdhary; Secretary Waqf Board


Tuesday, May 19, 2020Div Com reviews arrangements for Shab-e-Qadr, Jumat-ul-Vida, Eid-ul-Fitr

SRINAGAR, MAY 19: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole today convened a meeting of senior officers of divisional administration to review arrangements for celebrations of Jumat-ul-Vida, Shab-e-Qadr and Eid-ul-Fitr.
The meeting was attended by all Deputy Commissioners via video conferencing while as Chief Engineer PDD, Director FCS&CA Kashmir, Regional Transport Officer Kashmir, S


Tuesday, May 19, 2020Advisor Baseer Khan reviews functioning of SKICC

Says SKICC to be upgraded to top notch international level

SRINAGAR, MAY 19: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer A Khan today chaired a meeting to review the functioning of SKICC here.
The meeting was attended by Director SKICC Javed Bakshi, Executive Engineer SKICC, Manager Administration, Incharge Operations and incharge House Keeping and other officers.
The meeting discussed works executed under PMDP which include development of tourist facilit


Tuesday, May 19, 2020Social Welfare Department Budgam provides timely assistance to beneficiaries

61671 households provided relief, 10063 new beneficiaries added

BUDGAM, MAY 19: District Social Welfare Office Budgam has been taking measures to reach out to the under privileged communities in the district and several initiatives have been taken like timely release of relief and monetary assistance to the destitute, poor, old aged and other socially & economically backward and deserving beneficiaries. The efforts of DSWO Budgam in identifying and sanctio


Tuesday, May 19, 2020Govt issues fresh list of districts classified as Red, Orange, Green

Classification of districts will be reviewed periodically keeping in view any further developments

JAMMU, MAY 19: The Jammu and Kashmir Government today issued the fresh classification of districts in order to implement the lockdown 4.0 from May 20, 2020 (Tuesday).
In an order issued by State Executive Committee (SEC) headed by Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam, the government announced classification of districts in Jammu & Kashmir as Red, Orange and Green for the purpose of implementing th


Tuesday, May 19, 2020Lockdown; Return of stranded people to J&K

Govt brings back 74218 stranded JK residents through 16 COVID special trains, 3 flights, buses till date

JAMMU, MAY 19: The government, fulfilling its commitment towards providing succour to J&K residents stranded outside UT due to lockdown imposed in the wake of global pandemic, has transported over 74218 residents of J&K back to their hometowns through COVID special trains, buses and flights.
As per the detailed break up about the figures, the government has evacuated 59492 residents of J&K, stra


Tuesday, May 19, 2020DIPR launches ‘SUKOON’ on DD (K) to beat the stress

JAMMU, MAY 19:- In order to spread awareness about the psychological impact of lockdown and measures to be adopted to overcome them, the Department of Information and Public Relations today started an initiative ‘SUKOON’ – COVID 19 Beat the Stress. The programme will be telecast on DD (K) every Tuesday at 9.00 pm during which psychiatrists and social scientists will give tele sessions on psycho


Tuesday, May 19, 2020First Lady honours COVID-19 frontline warriors

UDHAMPUR, MAY 19: Dr. Smita Murmu, First Lady of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, under the aegis of IAS Officers Wives Association, honoured the COVID-19 frontline Warriors of Udhampur district during her visit to the district’s railway station here today.
The First Lady, along with Mrs. Geetanjali Singla, wife of DDC Udhampur presented PPE kits among the frontline warriors including


Tuesday, May 19, 2020COVID-19: Lt Governor visits Udhampur Railway station, takes stock of facilities being provided to returnees

UDHAMPUR, MAY 19: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu along with First Lady of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Dr. Smita Murmu, today visited Railway Station Udhampur and took stock of the facilities being provided to the people of J&K who were stranded outside and are being brought back through special trains.
Sh. Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, Commissioner Secretary to the Government Ind


Tuesday, May 19, 2020Ceasefire Violation in Poonch

POONCH: The armies of India and Pakistan on Monday continued to exchange gunfire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector in Jammu division, officials said.
“On Monday evening, at around 7 PM, Pakistan Army violated ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked firing, targeting Indian Army posts in Gulpur sector of Poonch,” officials said.
They said that Indian Army retaliated befittingly, resu


Tuesday, May 19, 2020Srinagar gunfight: After brief lull, firing resumes

Internet and voice call services suspended

Srinagar, May 19: After a brief lull, firing  has resumed between militants and Government forces in Srinagar. A pre- dawn encounter broke out in Nawa Kadal area of  downtown  Srinagar      

Police sources told news agency, that  there was no firing for more than four hours after initial exchange of gunfire between the two sides.                 

"The firing has resumed," they said. As a pr