City and Neighbourhood

Monday, January 27, 2020Chairperson J&K Law Commission meets Lt Governor

Jammu, January 27: Justice (Retd) MK Hanjura, Chairperson of the Jammu and Kashmir Law Commission met Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu at the Raj Bhavan here today.
The Chairperson and the Lt Governor discussed wide ranging issues pertaining to the functioning of the J&K Law Commission and how the mandate of Law Commission could be used for securing quick and fair justice to the ag


Monday, January 27, 2020Lt Governor congratulates Padma awardees

Jammu, January 27: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu has congratulated Shri Muzaffar Hussain Baig (Padma Bhushan) , Shri Shiv Datt Nirmohi (Padma Shri) and Shri Javed Ahmad Tak (Padma Shri), on being conferred with Padma Awards for their valuable contributions in the field of Public Affairs, Literature & Education and Social Work respectively.
In a message, the Lt Governor has conveyed


Monday, January 27, 2020Dr. Aziz Hajini calls on Lt Governor

Jammu, January 27: Dr. Aziz Hajini, Convener, Northern Regional Board, National Akademi of Letters, New Delhi today called on the Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu here at the Raj Bhavan.
Dr. Hajini, who has also served as former Secretary Jammu & Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL) sought the Lt Governor’s intervention for addressing certain issues on the cultural d


Monday, January 27, 2020Empowering women through education, finances and jobs is a Nation Building strategy: First Lady

Attends “Ladies Cultural Programme”

JAMMU, JANUARY 27: Mrs. Smita Murmu, First Lady of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, attended a “Ladies Cultural Programme” organized by Department of Youth Services and Sports (YSS) at Teachers Bhawan, here today.
The program aimed at celebrating the spirit of womanhood through a host of cultural programs, skits and exchange of thoughts is organized every year on 27th January as part


Monday, January 27, 2020Div Com reviews Beating Retreat arrangements

JAMMU, JANUARY 27: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma today convened a meeting to finalize the arrangements for Beating Retreat function to be held at MA Stadium on January 29.
The meeting was attended by Secretary Sport Council, SSP Jammu, ADC Jammu, Joint Director Information, Joint Director Education, besides officers from Army, PHE, PDD, PWD, JMC, Health, Sports Council, Youth Se


Monday, January 27, 2020DDC Ramban visits railway site at Banihal

RAMBAN, JANUARY 27: District Development Commissioner, Nazim Zai Khan today visited Railway tunnel site to review the status of construction work at Bankoot area of Banihal sub Division.
Senior Superintendent of Police Anita Sharma, ADC Ashok Sharma, SDM Zaheer Abass, Tehsildar and officer of Railway and construction agencies accompanied the DDC during the visit.
He also visited the sinking


Monday, January 27, 2020DLSA Jammu distributed warm clothes amongst needy

JAMMU, JANUARY 27: District Legal Services Authority, Jammu distributed warm dresses, which included Jackets/Coat, Warm Shoes, Warmers and other warm apparels donated by the students of St. Xavier School Jammu, K.C International and Banyan Tree International School amongst the orphans, poor, needy children and women suffering for want of warm clothes to cope up with the ongoing harsh winter sea


Monday, January 27, 2020KIDF delegation meets Advisor Khan, project demands

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 27: A delegation of Kashmir Industrial Development Forum (KIDF) led by its President Muzamil Bacha today met Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan, here today.
The delegation discussed a variety of issues and apprised the Advisor about various problems being faced by industrialists and also put forth some suggestions for betterment of the industrial sector in the Valley


Monday, January 27, 2020Chairman PCB inaugurates Divisional Office at IGC Bari Brahmana

JAMMU, JANUARY 27: Chairman J&K Pollution Control Board Suresh Chugh inaugurated the Divisional Office Cum Laboratory building at SIDCO Industrial Complex EPIP Kartholi, Bari Brahmana.
B.M. Sharma, Member Secretary J&K PCB, Dr. Syed Nadeem Hussain, Regional Director, Jammu and Rafi Bhat, SFS Regional Director PCB Kashmir, Lalit Mahajan, President Bari Brahmana Industrial Association and other


Monday, January 27, 2020GHS Moud celebrates R-Day

UDHAMPUR, JANUARY 27: The Republic Day function was celebrated with gaiety and patriotism at Government High School, Moud Educational Zone Jib of District Udhampur.
Headmistress of the school, Anu Radha Nagotra was the chief guest who hoisted the National flag and took salute of the march past of contingents.
While speaking on the occasion, the chief guest threw light on the importance of the


Monday, January 27, 2020DDC flags off awareness rally under Swachata Action Plan 2020

DODA, JANUARY 27: District Development Commissioner Doda Dr Sagar D Doifode today flagged off a awareness rally organised by J&K Pollution Control Board under Swatchta Action Plan 2020 from Boys Hr Sec School Doda.
The theme of the program was "Save environment from pollution" under which scores of students of different institutions, officials of Forest department, MC DODA participated besides


Monday, January 27, 2020Agriculture Department Jammu celebrates 71st Republic Day

JAMMU, JANUARY 27: Department of Agriculture celebrated 71st Republic Day at Krishi Bhawan, Jammu with great enthusiasm.
Director Agriculture Jammu InderJeet hoisted the National Flag. The programme was organized by All J & K Agriculture Employees Association and other Staff members of the department.
Congratulating the participants on the occasion, Director Agriculture spoke about the need to


Monday, January 27, 2020DDC Ramban flags off farmers’ tours

RAMBAN, JANUARY 27: District Development Commissioner, Nazim Zai Khan today flagged off five days training tour of 50 progressive farmers from Administrative Complex Maitra, towards SKUAST Jammu.
District Agriculture Officer, RK Hitaishi, GM DIC, Vishwajeet, DPO Sunil Bhutyal, DFO and EO MC were also present on the occasion.
The tour programme was organized by Agriculture Department Ramban un


Monday, January 27, 2020Tehsildar hoists national flag at Panchari

UDHAMPUR, JANUARY 27: 71st Republic Day was celebrated with pump and show in the premises of Government Higher Secondary School, Panchari wherein Tehsildar, Ram Pal Sharma was the chief guest who unfurled the national flag on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest highlighted the importance of the day and extended heartiest greetings to all the prominent citizens, students, offi


Monday, January 27, 2020DLSA Srinagar to organise National Lok Adalat on 8th Feb

SRINAGAR, JANUERY 27: District Legal Service Authority Srinagar is organizing a National Lok Adalat on 8th Feb in District Court Complex, Moominabad premises.
The interested persons and parties who are interested in settling their cases, claims and matters through the Lok Adalat are asked to approach their concerned courts by or before 3rd February.
Besides, the parties who's cases are pendin


Monday, January 27, 2020DESK inspects winter tutorials, camps in B'la

BARAMULLA, JANUARY 27: Director School Education Kashmir today inspected various winter tutorials and winter camps to take stock of functioning and arrangement.
During the visit the DESK sought feedback from students regarding the tuition and other faculties provided to them in these camps, he also interacted with faculty.
He was accompanied by officers of the Education Department and other c


Monday, January 27, 2020Market Checking intensifies in Shopian

SHOPIAN, JANUARY 27: On the directions of District Development Commissioner Shopian, Choudhary Mohammad Yasin , a market checking squad today conducted market checking at Keegam.
The joint checking squad, comprising of officials of Revenue and FCA&PD, was headed by Naib Tehsildar.
During the checking a fine of Rs. 6150 was realized from the defaulters. The vendors, hoteliers and bakery shop o


Monday, January 27, 2020B’pora admin to maintain growth chart to identify malnutrition, stunted growth in children

BANDIPORA, JANUARY 27: The District Administration Bandipora is all set to maintain growth chart of every child born in the district to identify malnutrition and stunted growth in children.
This was stated by Joint Director Planning, Imtiyaz Ahmad during a Workshop-cum-training programme held here today for ICDS workers including Anganwari Workers and Supervisors who were trained to record the


Monday, January 27, 2020DLSA Srinagar observed 71st Republic Day at Juvenile Observation Home Harwan

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 27:District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) Srinagar observed 71st Republic Day at Juvenile Observation Home Harwan. Juveniles, Para Legal Volunteers and Locals of adjoining area participated.
Speaking on occasion, Secretary District Legal Services Authority Srinagar, Adnan Sayeed, highlighted the importance of the day.


Monday, January 27, 2020DLSA Budgam to organize Lok Adalat on 8th Feb

BUDGAM, JANUARY 27:A National Lok Adalat is being organized by District Legal Services Authority Budgam at District Court Complex Budgam on 8th February at 10:30.
The Lok Adalat will take up cases pertaining to Motor accident claims, Criminal Compoundable cases, Bank recovery cases, Electricity Bill cases, Traffic challans, besides Pre-litigation and Public Utility service cases for amicable


Monday, January 27, 2020DEO Kupwara reviews Panchayat By-Election arrangements

KUPWARA, JANUARY 27: The District Election Officer (DEO), Kupwara, Anshul Garg today convened a meeting of officers to review arrangements for upcoming Panchayat By-Election.
The meeting was attended by Deputy District Election Officer, Abdul Hameed, District Panchayat Officer (DPO), Shujaat Qureshi; Tehsildars, Block Development Officers and other concerned.
The meeting was informed that there


Monday, January 27, 2020Advisor Khan for working towards achieving goal of green economy

Inaugurates 20-days training programme on ‘Bird identification & Basic Ornithology’

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 27: Advisor to Lt Governor Farooq Ahmed Khan today stressed on the need for achieving the goal of green economy for the betterment of environment and sustainable livelihood of future generations.
He was speaking at the inaugural function of 20-days training programme on ‘Bird identification & Basic Ornithology’ organized by Wular Conservation and Management Authority (WUCMA) u


Monday, January 27, 2020Congress questions Padma award to Adnan Sami

New Delhi, Jan 27: The Congress has questioned the government's decision to give Padma award to singer Adnan Sami.

Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill tweeted: "Why Padma Shri to Adnan Sami?"

He referred the case of army veteran Mohammad Sanaullah in Assam who was left out from the NRC. "Kargil Veteran Indian Soldier declared "foreigner" via NRC & son of Pakistan Air Force Pilot given Pa


Saturday, January 25, 2020DLSA Kulgam observes Naional Voters Day

KULGAM, JANUARY 25:District Legal Service Authority (DLSA),Kulgam today organized functions at Court complexes of Kulgam and Qazigund to observe National Voters Day.
The functions were chaired by Secretary DLSA, Kulgam, Mudasar Farooq and Munsiff/JMIC, D.H.Pora, Reyaz Ahmad.
A sizable number of people participated in the said programs


Saturday, January 25, 2020DLSA Srinagar observes National Voters Day

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 25: District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Srinagar today observed National Voters Day at Village Legal Care & Support Centre, New Theed. On the occasion, a large number of new voters were registered.
Speaking on the occasion, Secretary (Sub-Judge) DLSA, Srinagar, Adnan Sayeed asked youth to involve themselves in voting process to strengthen democracy.
Another programme w


Saturday, January 25, 2020DIC Pulwama holds Mehfil-e-Mushaira PULWAMA, JANUARY 25 : District Information Centre, Pulwama in collaboration with Gazi Cultural Forum today organized a Mehfil-e-Mushairain which many eminent poets recited their poetry. Poets including Javid Kalmi,Nadeem Shouqji,Jala Din Dilnawaz, Bilal Kashif,JameelaJi,Majaz Rajpuri, Ab Majeed,Haji Gh Mohammad Dilshad,Taj Un Nisa, Syed Shabnam, Gazi Khurshid , Mohammad Akbar Dardbaz, Aajiz Farooq andGh Nabi Dilshad participated in the Mushaira

PULWAMA, JANUARY 25 : District Information Centre, Pulwama in collaboration with Gazi Cultural Forum today organized a Mehfil-e-Mushairain which many eminent poets recited their poetry.
Poets including Javid Kalmi,Nadeem Shouqji,Jala Din Dilnawaz, Bilal Kashif,JameelaJi,Majaz Rajpuri, Ab Majeed,Haji Gh Mohammad Dilshad,Taj Un Nisa, Syed Shabnam, Gazi Khurshid , Mohammad Akbar Dardbaz, Aajiz Fa


Saturday, January 25, 2020DirAgri inspects Hi-Tech greenhouses

Says new technology will revamp cultivation methods in valley

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 25: Director Agriculture Kashmir, AltafAijaz Andrabi today visited Kitchen Garden Scheme at Lalmandi to inspect the installation of hi-tech 100-feet five Green Houses.
The high-tech poly house is made of a polycarbonate double layer transparent sheet, equipped with digital water showers, digital heaters and digital clocks, besides a special green coloured net to protect the s


Saturday, January 25, 2020DLSA Pulwama observes National Voters Day

PULWAMA, JANUARY 25: District Legal Service Authority (DLSA)Pulwama today organized a function at District Court Complex to observe National Voters Day. The day was observed under the chairman ship of District and Sessions Judge, Pulwama.
Addressing the gathering, Secretary, DLSA,Khurshid-ul-Islam highlighted the significance of the day and briefed the participants about the value of vote. He


Saturday, January 25, 2020‘Electoral Literacy for Stronger Democracy’: 10thNational Voters Day celebrated across Kashmir Division

Voter can change destiny of nation: Div Com

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 25: While highlighting the significance of National Voters Day, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today said that voter can change destiny of a nation.
The Div Com said this during a function held here today in connection with the 10th National Voters Day and while administering pledge to new voters, at Government College for Women, M.A. Road.
The Pledge


Saturday, January 25, 2020In-situ promotion granted to 152 police personnel of security wing

JAMMU, JANUARY 25: Additional Director General of Police Security/L&O/HG/CD/SDRF & SSG Muneer Ahmad Khan granted In-situ Promotion to 152 Police Personnel of Security Wing J&K, on the eve of Republic Day 2020.
The Departmental Promotion Committee constituted under the Chairmanship of Muneer Ahmad Khan met on 25 January 2020 and cleared In-situ Promotions of 152 Police Personnel of various su


Saturday, January 25, 202086,000 teachers from J&K to be trained at primary, elementary levels: Dir School Education

2-day orientation program 'NISHTHA' concludes

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 25: The first phase of two-day orientation programme National Initiative for School Heads & Teachers’ Holistic Advancement ‘NISHTHA’ organised by Department of School Education in-collaboration with Srinagar District Administration, Higher Education Department, University of Kashmir and NIT Srinagar concluded here today.
Ten experts from NCERT including Director NCERT, HK Sen


Saturday, January 25, 2020Nepal offers to play role of mediator between India and Pakistan

Kathmandu, Jan 25: Nepal offered to play the role of a mediator between India and Pakistan, saying that it was important for the two countries to have dialogue to resolve their issues.

"Dialogue is the best way to resolve any problem. There may be differences but it can be resolved through dialogue. If necessary, we can play the role of a mediator too," a Nepal government source said here.


Saturday, January 25, 2020Soldier injured in gun battle in south Kashmir's Tral

Srinagar, Jan 25: One army jawan sustained injuries in the ongoing gun battle between security forces and militants in the Tral area of south Kashmir, the police said.

Following specific information about the presence of militants in the area security forces launched a joint operation by the army and the police.

On Wednesday, a foreign militant belonging to the Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) was ki


Saturday, January 25, 2020Gun battle in south Kashmir's Tral

Srinagar, Jan 25: A gun fight between security forces and militants began on Saturday in the Tral area of south Kashmir, police said.

Following specific information about the presence of militants in the area security forces launched a joint operation by the army and the police.

On Wednesday, a foreign militant belonging to the Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) was killed in an encounter at Khrew area


Friday, January 24, 2020CASO concluded in Pulwama after 55 hours; two Jawans, a militant killed

Srinagar, Jan 24: The Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) launched by security forces in south Kashmir district of Pulwama ended late last evening after about 55 hours, official sources said on Friday.

An Army soldier and a jawan of Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police were martyred and an unidentified militant was killed in the encounter.

The CASO was launched by Rashtr


Friday, January 24, 2020Nepal says if India can resolve boundary issue with Bangladesh, why not Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Jan 24: If India can resolve its land boundary issue with Bangladesh then why not with Nepal, Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said on Friday, referring to the lingering territorial differences between the two neighbours.

India in November released fresh maps of the newly-created union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. In the maps, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is part


Friday, January 24, 2020Nepal invites PM Modi for Sagarmatha dialogue

Kathmandu, Jan 24: Nepal has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend the first Sagarmatha Sambaad forum to be held here in April to deliberate on the most prominent issues of global, regional and national significance, Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said on Friday.

The first edition of the Sagarmatha Sambaad' is scheduled to be held from April 2 to 4 on the theme "Climate Change


Friday, January 24, 2020Pulwama encounter: Slain terrorist identified as 'most wanted' JeM member from Pakistan

Srinagar, Jan 24: The terrorist, who was killed in a gunfight with security forces in Pulwama district on Wednesday, was identified as a Pakistani national affiliated with proscribed Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit, a senior police officer said on Friday, adding the ultra operated in militancy-infested south Kashmir under code names "Abu Saifullah" and "Abu Qasim".

The officer said the slain ter


Friday, January 24, 2020US-Iran tensions may aid Pak get off grey list

New Delhi, Jan 24: Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global watchdog for terror funding may remove Pakistan from the punitive "grey list" in its upcoming review meeting.

Sources told IANS that the FATF is "satisfied" with Pakistan's efforts to crack down on terror funding and money laundering, even though Pakistani terrorists have been continually infiltrating into India through the Line


Friday, January 24, 2020India hopeful that FATF will evaluate progress made by Pak on terror financing issue

New Delhi, Jan 23: India expressed hope that the FATF in its meeting in February in Paris will 'evaluate' the progress made by Pakistan on the basis of a set criteria on terror financing issue.

"......We presume that the FATF will evaluate the progress made by Pakistan on the basis of a set criteria.
Discussions within the body are always confidential; we always wait for FATF to come out wit


Friday, January 24, 2020J&K to get own NDRF battalion

SRINAGAR: The newly-created Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir will get its own National Disaster Response Force battalion to help in rescue and relief operations during natural calamities.
According to details, the Assam Rifles will raise four NDRF battalions, one each in J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and the NCR region.
J&K has seen a series of calamities over the last two decades.


Friday, January 24, 2020Issues with Pak bilateral, asserts India

NEW DELHI: Ahead of a possible India visit of US President Donald Trump, who again offered to "help" in resolving the Kashmir issue, New Delhi on Thursday categorically ruled out any role for a third party, asserting that any issue between India and Pakistan should be resolved bilaterally.
India's reiteration on the Kashmir issue came after Trump while addressing the media with Pakistan Prime Mi


Thursday, January 23, 2020J&K Police force has successfully faced uphill tasks: MoS Home

JKP is ready to fight and face any challenge: DGP

Srinagar, 23 January: Minister of State Home Shri G. K. Reddy visited Police Training School Manigam last evening. During his visit MoS Home addressed the darbar of officers, jawans and trainees. He was accompanied by the Advisor to the Hon’ble Lt Governor J&K Shri R. R. Bhatnagar and the Director-General of Police Shri Dilbag Singh. On his arrival, the visiting dignitary was given a ceremonial


Thursday, January 23, 2020Union MoS Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Lt Governor attend Public Outreach Programme

Inaugurate augmented Miran Sahib Power Grid Station

Jammu, January 23: Shri Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu attended the Public Outreach Programme held at Miran Sahib here today.
Sh. Sanjeev Verma, Divisional Commissioner Jammu; Sh. Manzoor Ahmad Lone, Secretary to Government, Horticulture department; Ms. Sushma Chauhan, Deputy Commissioner Jammu ; Chairp


Thursday, January 23, 2020Chief of the Army Staff meets Lt Governor

Jammu, January 23: Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane met Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu at the Raj Bhavan here today. He was accompanied by Lt. General Ranbir Singh, Army Commander Northern Command. It was his maiden visit to J&K after becoming the Chief of the Army Staff.
The Lt Governor and the Army Chief discussed several important inter-related issues concerning effec


Thursday, January 23, 2020J&K Gaddi Sabha calls on Lt Governor

Jammu, January 23: A delegation of J&K Gaddi Sabha today called on Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu here at the Raj Bhavan.
The delegation led by Sh. Kuldeep Kumar projected various issues and demands pertaining to the welfare of the Gaddi and Sippi community including establishment of Gaddi and Sippi Board, removal of anomalies in implementation of Schedule Tribes status, educational


Thursday, January 23, 2020Debate competition on BBBP organized at GCW Parade

JAMMU, JANUARY 23: State Resource Centre for Women, Social Welfare Department in collaboration with NSS of Government College for Women Parade today organized debate and signature campaign on Beti Bachao Beti Padao to celebrate the National Girl Child Week.
Twelve students participated in the debate competition and highlighted the need of celebrating National Girl Child Week.
State Mission Di


Thursday, January 23, 2020Training programme on GP Fund Rules (Central Services) held at J&K Funds Organisation

JAMMU, JANUARY 23: A four day training programme on General Provident Fund (Central Services) Rules begins today at J&K Funds Organisation, Jammu.
The training programme is held in collaboration with the office of Accountant General (A&E), J&K and Ladakh. Fayaz Ahmed Lone, Director General Funds Organisation, Iffikhaar Chowhan, Director Accounts and Treasuries, Jammu, Bharti Sambyal, Joint Dir


Thursday, January 23, 2020Campus placement drive held at GCET Jammu

JAMMU, JANUARY 23: Government College of Engineering and Technology, Chak Bhalwal, Jammu today organised the campus placement drive of LIDO LEARNING for the 2020 graduate students. LIDO LEARNING is an ED- TECH company revolutionizing the formal classroom education through a unique and immersive online classroom for impactful learning.
The final year students of Computer Engineering, Civil Engi


Thursday, January 23, 2020DC Kathua flags off BBBP rally of ASHA, Anganwari workers

KATHUA, JANUARY 23: Deputy Commissioner, O P Bhagat today flagged off a rally cum door to door campaign of ASHA Workers and Anganwadi Workers under Beti Bacho Beti Padhao programme from DC Office Complex as part of week long campaign.
District Programme Officer ICDS, Ritu Mahajan, District Social Welfare Officer, Abdul Raheem, Chief Education Officer, District Planning Education Officer, Child D


Thursday, January 23, 2020ADC Bhaderwah finalizes R-Day arrangements

BHADARWAH, JANUARY 23:- Additional Deputy Commissioner Bhaderwah, Rakesh Kumar today convened a meeting to finalize the arrangements for the celebration of upcoming Republic Day-2020.
Discussions regarding security, first aid, sanitation, fire and emergency services, seating arrangements, power & water supply and issuance of invitation cards were finalized during the meeting.
All the concerne


Thursday, January 23, 2020DDC Kishtwar holds public outreach program at Palmar

KISHTWAR, JANUARY 23: District Development Commissioner, Angrez Singh Rana today convened a public grievances redressal camp at Palmar and listened to public issues at their door steps.
Block Development Council Chairman, Palmar Lalita Devi, Joint Director Planning, Mohd Iqbal; Assistant Commissioner Development, Kishore Singh Katoch, ALC Kishtwar, Anoop Kumar, DSWO, Tariq Parvez, Tehsildar Ki


Thursday, January 23, 2020ACR Ramban flags off farmers’ tours

RAMBAN, JANUARY 23: Assistant Commissioner Revenue Dhirendra Sharma flagged off a group of 50 progressive farmers belong to the organic cluster of Gandhri, Kabbi and Billawat of district Ramban to SUKAST Jammu.
Chief Agriculture Officer Ramban, MG Singh besides other agriculture officers/officials were present on the occasion.
ACR said that the objective of this programme is to introduce and


Thursday, January 23, 2020Power shutdown

JAMMU JANUARY 23: Chief Engineer (Distribution) JPDCL, Jammu has informed that to execute maintenance work on urgent basis, the shutdown of 33 KV Ranjan-Sarote Line is being observed.
During the shutdown, the power supply to Rabta, Mathwar, Sarote, Ranjan, Mawa and adjoining areas will remain affected on January 24 from 9 am to 4 pm.


Thursday, January 23, 2020New courses being introduced in Islamia College, Srinagar

Pre-admission counseling sessions on February 1, 3 & 4

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 23: The Islamia College of Science and Commerce (ICSC), Srinagar today announced the introduction of a slew of Honours, integrated PG and PG programmes from the current academic session.
According to the handout issued by the Principal ICSC, Prof. Sheikh Aijaz Bashir, the honours courses being introduced are Economics, Nano-Science & Nano-Technology, Zoology, Botany and Chemist


Thursday, January 23, 2020DC Budgam visits SDH Magam, Beerwah

BUDGAM, JANUARY 23: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Budgam, Tariq Hussain Ganai toady conducted a surprise visit of Sub-District Hospitals in Magam and Beerwah to take firsthand appraisal of health facilities being provided to patients, there.
He visited various wards including OPD, Operation Theater, Gynae wards and interacted with the patients and sought feedback from them about the quality of serv


Thursday, January 23, 2020National LokAdalat at Pulwama on Feb08

PULWAM, JANUARY 23: According to Chairman District Legal Services Authority, Pulwama, a National Lok Adalat will be held in the district court complex on February 8, 2020.
Cases pertaining to bank recovery, criminal compoundable offences, labour disputes, family disputes, land acquisition cases and other cases pertaining to public utility services will be taken up for adjudication.
All the


Thursday, January 23, 2020DC Pulwama continues public outreach through ‘phone-in’ program

PULWAM, JANUARY 23: Scores of people from different areas of the Pulwama particularly from far-flung areas today projected their demands and issues pertaining to PDD, PHE, R&B, MC, RDD and other departments during Phone-in Program.
The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Pulwama,DrRaghav Langer received phone calls in presence of ADC Pulwama,Altaf Ahmad Khan, Assistant Commissioner Revenue and otheroffic


Thursday, January 23, 2020Haj 2020: J&K Haj Committee invites online application for Khadim-ul-Hujjaj

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 23: Executive Officer, J&K Haj Committee has invited online applications from eligible Muslim employees of Government, Public sector units, Statutory Bodies for nomination as Khadim-ul-Hujjaj for Haj 2020.
The applicant must be a permanent resident of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. He/she must be in the age group of 25-55 years as on May 31, 2020, must have performed either haj o


Thursday, January 23, 2020 ‘Bal Sahitya Purskar’ presented to Naji Manawar at Shopian

SHOPIAN, JANUARY 23:Prestigious children’s literature award of National Academy of letters, Sahitya Akademi New Delhi (Bal Sahitya Purskar of 2019) was presented to noted Kashmiri poet, writer and historian, Naji Manawar at his native place Shopian today.
The award was presented to Naji by Dr. Aziz Hajini, Convener Northern Regional Board Sahitya Academy, New Delhi and Choudhary Mohammed Yasin


Thursday, January 23, 2020Hazrat Syed Noor Shah SahebWaliBagdadi’s (RA)urs

DC Kulgam reviews arrangements

KULGAM, JANUARY23: Deputy Commissioner (DC)Kulgam, Showkat Aijaz Bhat, today chaired a meeting to review arrangements for urs of sufi saint Hazrat Syed Noor Shah Saheb Wali Bagdadi (RA)which is being celebrated at Waltengoo Kund.
The ursis commencing from January 26 and will conclude on February 03.
ADC Kulgam, ACR, CMO, Executive Engineer of PDD and officers of Fire &Emergency Services, Dist


Thursday, January 23, 2020Rohella lays foundation stone of Academic Block at GDC Magam

BUDGAM, JANUARY 23: Secretary, Higher Education, Talat Parvez Rohella today laid foundation stone of the Academic Block at Government Degree College (GDC), Magam.
District Development Commissioner, Budgam, Tariq Hussain Ganaie, SDM Beerwah Aijaz Ahmad Wadoo, Principal GDC Magam Dr Ruhi Jan were also present on the occasion.
The Secretary impressed upon the concerned to ensure timely completio


Thursday, January 23, 2020Several deputations meet Union Minister Reddy at Ganderbal

‘Govt committed to all round development of JK’

GANDERBAL, JANUARY 23: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G Kishan Reddy today met scores of public deputations and individuals from different areas of the district who called on him here today.
Deputations which met the Union Minister included District Fruit Growers Association, District Traders Federation, BDCs, District Transport Association, Councilors, Development Forum Ganderbal,


Thursday, January 23, 2020Role of JK Police exemplary: Reddy

Interacts with Trainees, Jawans at PTS Manigam

GANDERBAL, JANUARY 23: Union Minister of State for Home, G Kishan Reddy today paid a visit to Police Training School Manigam where he had an interaction with trainees and Jawans of District Police Ganderbal.
Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Principal Secretary Home Shaleen Kabra, Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh, DDC Ganderbal Hashmat Ali Khan, SSP Ganderbal Khal


Thursday, January 23, 2020Establishment of ACB to benefit people, enhance administrative efficiency: Reddy

E-inaugurates several dev projects in Ganderbal

GANDERBAL, JANUARY 23: Union Minister of State for Home, G Kishan Reddy Thursday said that establishment of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in Jammu and Kashmir would directly benefit people and reduce the gulf between them and the government.
The Union Minister was addressing a function here today in connection with central government’s outreach programme. The Union Minister assured that th


Thursday, January 23, 202050 bedded AYUSH hospitals to be setup in every district of J&K: Shripad Nayak

Inaugurates projects worth Rs 11.73 cr in Srinagar
SRINAGAR, JANUARY 23: To promote alternate medicine health care in J&K, Union Minister of State for AYUSH and Defense, Shripad Nayak today said that 50 bedded hospitals at a cost of Rs 12 crore would be setup in every district. He also said Gulmarg, Patnitop, Pahalgam hill stations would be promoted as AYUSH medical tourism destinations.


Thursday, January 23, 2020Ravi Shankar Prasad visits Baramulla

Inaugurates Indoor Sports Stadium, Bharatnet facility in 38 panchayat halqas, distributed laptops, cheques among beneficiaries

BARAMULLA, JANUARY 23: Union Minister for Law and Justice, Communications and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad today inaugurated Indoor Sports stadium Baramulla constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 7 crore. He also participated in various activities meant for overall welfare and socio-economic development of the district.
The Minister visited the district as part of the public outreach programme init


Thursday, January 23, 2020Pak lawyers' body asks its Ahmadiyya members to renounce their faith

New Delhi/Islamabad, Jan 23: Islamabad's largest lawyers' body has made it mandatory for all its members to declare their faith in the finality of the last Prophet of Islam, with an aim to target the lawyers of the particular minority sect in Pakistan.

Sources in Islamabad said the newly elected Islamabad Bar Association has asked its members to submit an affidavit to declare their faith by Ja


Thursday, January 23, 2020Pakistan says trade with India plunges significantly

Islamabad, Jan 23: Pakistan's central bank has said that trade between Islamabad and New Delhi plummeted significantly this fiscal, apparently due to the ongoing tensions with India over the Kashmir issue.

The State Bank of Pakistan data in the first half of 2019-20 fiscal starting from July 1 showed that Pakistan's exports to India during the period came in at an insignificant USD 16.8 millio


Thursday, January 23, 2020Pulwama CASO: Operation resumes, 2 security personnel, militant killed so far

Srinagar, Jan 23: With the first light on Thursday morning, security forces resumed Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, official sources said.

So far, a soldier and jawan of Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police were killed while a soldier was injured in the encounter which ensued when security forces launched CASO at village Zantarag in


Thursday, January 23, 2020Pakistan 'spews venom', takes to hate speech like fish takes to water: India at UN

United Nations, Jan 23: India has slammed Pakistan for "spewing venom and false narratives" of monumental proportions in the United Nations, saying it takes to hate speech like fish takes to water and "obfuscates" the international community from the truth as Islamabad yet again raked up the Kashmir issue at the world body.

Pakistan consistently rakes up the Kashmir issue at various UN platfor


Thursday, January 23, 2020Blasts rock Imphal ahead of Republic day

Imphal, Jan 23: Twin blasts at the heart of the city sent shockwaves ahead of the Republic day here today.

Two IEDs blasted at the same time at RIMS road around 0500 hours. However, no one was injured.

The sound could be heard till a long distance as the IEDs were powerful.

Many shops near the road were badly damaged. Imphal West police personnel rushed in and cordoned off the area. Mass


Thursday, January 23, 2020Ultra killed in Pulwama, Operation goes on

SRINAGAR: One militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter between the security forces and militants as the operation to flush out ultras in Khrew in Tral area of South Kashmir's Pulwama entered the second day on Wednesday.
A second militant is still trapped as a fierce encounter is underway in the upper reaches of Khrew.
The gunbattle had started on Tuesday after a cordon and search operat


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Secretary JKAACL visits Rangshala Camp

Takes stock of preparations for presentation of J-K tableaux 2020

JAMMU, JANUARY 22- Secretary, J&K Academy of Art, Culture & Languages Munir-ul-Islam Wednesday visited the Rashtriya Rangshala Camp New Delhi to take stock of preparations for presentation of J-K tableaux and cultural programme at the Republic Day Parade 2020.
This year’s tableaux will depict the rich cultural legacy of Jammu and Kashmir through the back-to-village initiative, showcasing centuri


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Union Minister visits Chak Balwal, assesses public issues, highlights govt schemes

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industries, Som Parkash, today listened to people's issues here at Chak Bhalwal, as part of centre government's public outreach programme.
He interacted with various deputations and civil society members of Bhalwal block, and took stock their demands and problems assuring them an early redressal of the same.
Director Commerce and Indus


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Rupala lays foundation of Community Hall; interacts with PRIs at R S Pura

R S PURA, JANUARY 22: Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Parshottam Rupala today laid the foundation of a Community Hall, here at Qudarpur, R S Pura and interacted with farmers and Panchayat representatives.
Member Parliament, Rajya Sabha, Shamsher Singh Manhas also accompanied the MoS.
The Union Minister interacted with Sarpanchs, Panchs and farmers of the area and en


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Kailash Choudhary calls for taking technology from lab to land

Visits SKUAST-Jammu; seeks doubling of farmers income through diversification of crops

JAMMU, JANUARY 22- Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Kailash Choudhary today asked the Agriculture research scientists to facilitate farmers to double their income by taking technology from Lab to Land.
Kailash Choudhary was interacting with Agriculture experts and scientists during his visit to Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-


Wednesday, January 22, 2020PM chairs 32nd PRAGATI interaction with Chief Secretaries

Reviews progress of infra projects under various sectors; Implementation of CCTNS in all States/UTs

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today interacted with Union Secretaries of various Ministries and Chief Secretaries of the States/UTs through PRAGATI initiative. It was the first PRAGATI interaction of the year 2020 chaired by the Prime Minister.
Chief Secretary J&K, B V R Subrahmanyam participated in the meeting through video conference.
Prime Minister reviewed prog


Wednesday, January 22, 2020DDC Bandipora calls for effective management of solid waste

Chairs meeting of District Environmental Committee

BANDIPORA, JANUARY 21: District Development Commissioner, Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza today convened a meeting with members and co-opted members of District Environmental Committee to discuss various issues pertaining to the conservation of environment in the district.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Zahoor Ahmad Mir, CDFO Bandipora, Executive Officers of Municipal Committees of the district a


Wednesday, January 22, 2020DDC Anantnag reviews progress made under DEDS

ANANTNAG, JANUARY 22: The District development Commissioner Anantnag, Khalid Jahangir today convened a meeting to review the progress made under Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme (DEDS) in the district Anantnag.
The CAHO Anantnag informed the meeting that under DEDS 395 cases were sponsored and under special DEDS 250 cases were sponsored to various banks while under KCC dairy 2944 cases


Wednesday, January 22, 2020ICDS organizes Painting Competition on BBBP in Pulwama

PULWAMA, JANUARY 22: ICDS Department Pulwana today organized painting Competition across the District with the aim to generate awareness about Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme. The theme of the competition was ‘Save Girl Child, Educate Girl Child’.
As many as 200 students from various educational institutions of the district participated in the competition.
Speaking on the occasion Distri


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Dir Horti convenes review meeting

Stresses for covering small, marginal growers under High Density Plantation programme

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 22: Director Horticulture, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat today convened a meeting to review progress of various schemes being implemented by the department.
The director asked the concerned officers to redouble their efforts achieving targets within stipulated time frame and to develop all public sector nurseries for production of quality and true to type plant material as well as grafted


Wednesday, January 22, 2020DDC Shopian reviews progress of CAPEX Budget

SHOPIAN, JANUARY 22: District Development Commissioner, Shopain Chowdhary Mohammad Yaseem today reviewed physical and financial achievements registered under capex budget and status of ongoing, languishing and other projects.
The meeting discussed road widening, construction Water Supply Schemes and other major projects in the district taken in hand under capex budget. The DDC directed the conce


Wednesday, January 22, 2020DDC Kupwara reviews District Environment Plan

KUPWARA, JANUARY 22: The District Development Commissioner (DDC), Kupwara, Anshul Garg today chaired a meeting of concerned officers regarding constitution of District Environment Committees for implementation of District Environment plan.
The meeting was informed that the Committees have been set up for assessment and monitoring of environment pollution in the district.
Regarding the Solid Was


Wednesday, January 22, 2020DDC Kulgam reviews implementation of DEP

KULGAM, JANUARY 22: District Development Commissioner, Kulgam Showkat Aijaz Bhat, today convened a meeting of officers to review the implementation District Environment Plan in the district.
The meeting was attended by ADDC, ADC, JD-Planning, General Manager Industries and other officers.
The meeting was informed that the total solid waste generation in all four Municipal Committee’s in the Dis


Wednesday, January 22, 2020DC Bandipora inspects Anganwari Centres, Gujar Bakerwal Hostel

Growth Charts of kids to be maintained in 803 ICD centres

BANDIPORA, JANUARY 22: Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza today inspected various Anganwadi centres to take stock of functioning of these centres.
He was accompanied by Additional Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Joint Director Planning, District Social Welfare Officer and other concerned officers of the district.
The DC Bandipora asked the concerned to maintain growth chart of


Wednesday, January 22, 2020R-Day arrangements finalized in Shopian

SHOPIAN, JANUARY 22: Additional Deputy Commissioner, Shopian, Dr Abdul Aziz, today convened a meeting of officers to finalize arrangements for smooth conduct of Republic Day celebrations in the district.
Among others Assistant Commissioner Revenue, District and Sectoral Officers, besides senior officers of police, CRPF were present in the meeting.
The meeting was informed, that main function wi


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Accounts Association condoles demise of AAO

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: Accounts Association of Civil Secretariat, Jammu has expressed profound grief over the demise of their colleague, Hilal Ahmad.
The Accounts Association has expressed solidarity with the bereaved family and prayed for the peace to the departed soul. Hilal Ahmad was serving as Assistant Accounts Officer in the department.
President, Accounts Association, Niyaz Qadri prayed f


Wednesday, January 22, 202039th Regional Workshop on UDISE+ commences in Jammu

Hirdesh Kumar interacts with participants, stresses on better planning, implementation of schemes

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: 39th Regional Workshop on Training and Capacity Building of State and District MIS (Management Information System) Coordinators hosted by Directorate of Samagra Shiksha, J&K commenced today at hotel Radisson Narwal Jammu.
80 District MIS Officers from five 5 States/UTs viz J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Punjab and Uttrakhand participated in the workshop. The Regional Workshop


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao conducts public outreach camp at Nowshera, Rajouri

Inaugurates BDC chairman office, CFC Chak Jarallian, lays foundation stone of bridge at Lamberi

RAJOURI, JANUARY 22: As part of Union Government's Public Outreach Programme, Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Communications, Electronics and Information Technology Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao today conducted a public outreach camp at Nowshera, Rajouri.
Director School Education Jammu, Anuradha Gupta, Additional Deputy Commissioner Nowshera, Sukhdev Singh Samyal, Additional SP Nowshe


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Shekhawat for early completion of existing projects

WSS worth Rs 73.86 crore e-inaugurated

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat today E-inaugurated 42 Water Supply Schemes (WSS) completed at an estimated cost of Rs 73.86 crore.
The WSS will cater to 2.32 lakh people and provide drinking water to 46400 functional household tap connections (FHTC) of six districts of JK which include Baramulla, Kulgam, Anantnag, Poonch, Kathua and Jammu.
Chief Secr


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Union Minister Kailash Choudhary attends public outreach programme in Samba

JK ushering in new era of development with implementation of new schemes: Choudhary

JAMMU, JANUARY 22- Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Kailash Choudhary today participated in a Public outreach Programme during a visit to Chak Chattakan, Ramgarh, Samba.
On the occasion District Development Commissioner, Samba Rohit Khajuria, Director Command Area Development, Smita Sethi, Senior Superintended of Police, Shakti Pathak, Additional Deputy Commissioner V


Wednesday, January 22, 20201985380 children administered polio vaccine in JK

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 22: Directorate of Family Welfare, MCH & Immunization today said that the recent Pulse Polio Immunisation Programme has succeeded in achieving 100 percent coverage of target population in Jammu and Kashmir as 1985380 children in the age bracket of 0-5 years were administered oral polio vaccine against the target of 1985021 children.
According to the figures compiled by Data & M


Wednesday, January 22, 2020FTII, SRFTI Joint Entrance Test-2020

Offline applications available at JKAACL, last date extended to Jan 31

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 22: The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI), in coordination with J&K Academy of Art Culture and Languages (JKAACL) have made special arrangements for the students from Kashmir who could not apply due to non-availability of internet in many areas of the region.
It may be mentioned here that the process of applying


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Republic Day: DC Srinagar visits venue to take stock of arrangements

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 22: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Wednesday visited the Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium at Sonwar, the venue of this year's Republic Day celebrations in the district, and took stock of arrangements being put in place there.
The DC was briefed in detail about different kinds of arrangements being made at the venue including those of stage and seating, pow


Wednesday, January 22, 2020TIC Basohli organizes multilingual Mushaira

KATHUA, JANUARY 22: Tehsil Information Centre Basohli organized a multilingual Mushaira on “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” theme in the premises of Government Higher Secondary School Basohli.
Principal Government Modern Higher Secondary School Dr Raman Shastri was the chief guest on the occasion. Prominent citizens, students and members of print and electronic media among others were also present on t


Wednesday, January 22, 2020District Level Centre for Women organises Awareness Rally under BBBP campaign

RAJOURI, JANUARY 22: District Level Centre for Women organises Awareness Rally under a week long Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign at District Headquarter Rajouri.
ADC, Sher Singh flagged off the rally in presence of Deputy Director Planning Mr. Bilal Rashid Mir, Chief of NYC Rajouri, Women Welfare Officer Anum Mirza, Sanjana Thakur (Dist. Co-ordinator of MSK), Nazma Sheikh (Dist. Co-ordinator of


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Development of J&K priority for Centre: MoS Home

e-inaugurates Girls Hostel, Doctors Hostel, lays foundation of MGNREGA works in Budgam

BUDGAM, JANUARY 22: Union Minister of State for Home, Nityanand Rai today said that development of J&K is priority for the central government.
Addressing a large public gathering at Sheikhpora Budgam, the Minister who was on a visit to Budgam in connection with the Government’s public outreach programme said that the socio-economic development of J&K is the focal point of the union government.


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Union Minister G Kishan Reddy visits Ganderbal

e-inaugurates projects worth Rs 20 cr, lays foundation stone of Duderhama Bypass

GANDERBAL, JANUARY 22: Union Minister of State for Home, G Kishan Reddy Wednesday visited Ganderbal as part of Union Government's public interface program and assured people that development, peace and economic prosperity would soon change fortunes of people in Jammu and Kashmir.
He was flanked by Advisor to Lt. Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Principal Secretary Home Affairs, Shaleen Kabra, DDC


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Union Minister Naqvi visits Sgr center Lal Chowk, meets traders

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 22: Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today visited city center Lal Chowk and interacted with traders there.
He was accompanied by Advisor to Lt Governor Farooq Khan and Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Chowdhary.
The Union Minister interacted with shopkeepers and asked them about issues, if any, in smooth conduct of their business.


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Secy FCS&CA visits Pulwama, reviews availability of essentials

Directs intensified market checking

PULWAMA, JANUARY 22: Secretary, Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA), Pandurang Kondbarao Pole today visited Pulwama and chaired a meeting of officers to review the position of essential commodities and other supply position in the district.
The meeting was attended by Director, FCS&CA Kashmir, Bashir Ahmad Khan, Deputy Controller Legal Metrology, Assistant Director FCS&CA Pulwama, T


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Painting competition under BBBP held at Bal Ashram Kishtwar

KISHTWAR, JANUARY 22: A painting competition was held under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao at Bal Ashram Kishtwar in which 40 students of different age group participated.
Assistant Director Employment, DE&CC Kishtwar, Anoop Kumar along with District Social Welfare Officer, Tariq Qazi and Superintendent Bal Ashram Rajesh Sharma were present during the function.
Nodal Officer BBBP Kishtwar informed tha


Wednesday, January 22, 2020DDO powers sanction for ISM/Ayush department in Kishtwar

KISHTWAR, JANUARY 22: Nodal Officer ISM Dr Tariq Hussain today sanctioned DDO power for ISM and Ayush Department in the first introductory meeting held at Mini Secretariat New DC Office Complex.
Nodal Officer instructed the medical officers and in charge of ISM dispensaries to recognize local medicinal plants and submit report in this office along with photographs, local name, botanical name and


Wednesday, January 22, 2020DDC Reasi flags off farmers on 3-day tour

REASI, JANUARY 22: District Development Commissioner Indu Kanwal Chib flagged off a group of 40 farmers hailed from different blocks of the district on a 3-day tour within the UT for updating their knowledge on different aspects of modern agriculture methods.
Chief Agriculture Officer, SDAO Reasi, Deputy Project Coordinator ATMA, Incharge STL Reasi, AEOs and other officials from Agriculture Depa


Wednesday, January 22, 2020DDC Doda reviews implementation of District Environmental Plan

DODA, JANUARY 22: District Development Commissioner Doda, Dr Sagar D Doifode today convened a meeting of District Environment Committee members to review the action taken by the different departments for proper implementation of the plan.
Threadbare discussion held regarding action taken on DEP across the district by different departments which included solid waste management, plastic waste mana


Wednesday, January 22, 2020DDC Doda reviews arrangements of National Voters Day Celebrations

DODA, JANUARY 22: District Development Commissioner Doda Dr Sagar D Doifode today convened a meeting to review the arrangements for the celebration of 10th National Voters Day.
It was decided in the meeting that district level function will be held at Town Hall Doda on 25 January 2020, meanwhile similar function will also held at ARO level and at every Sub Division level under the theme "Elector


Wednesday, January 22, 2020DC Poonch provides cash relief to cross border shelling victims

POONCH, JANUARY 22: Deputy Commissioner Poonch Rahul Yadav today provided cash relief to the victims of cross border shelling during ceasefire violations by pakinstan.
The DC handed over the cash relief of Rs 5 lakh to next to the kin of late Shamim Akhter (28) w/o Mohammad Maqsood resident of Noonabandi. The cash relief was also given to Fatam Jaan (30) w/o Mohammad Qasam resident of Shahpur fo


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Advisor Sharma felicitates Valley’s 2 mountaineers

Hands over Rs 1 lakh cheque to each climber

GULMARG, JANUARY 22: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, K K Sharma Wednesday handed over cheques of Rs 1 lakh each to the valley's two promising mountaineers, Nawab Moauzam Khan and Ghulam Mohammad Wani for successfully scaling Mount DKD Peak in Uttrakhand.
The duo was facilitated here at Gulmarg in presence of Director Tourism Kashmir Nisar Ahmad Wani, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Gulmarg Develop


Wednesday, January 22, 20201 militant killed in ongoing encounter in Kashmir's Khrew

Srinagar, Jan 22: One militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter between the security forces and militants at Khrew in South Kashmir's Tral area on Wednesday.

Security forces have avenged the death of two of their men killed in an encounter at Khrew in south Kashmir on Tuesday by gunning down the Jaish-e-Mohammed operative.

A second militant is still trapped as a fierce encounter is u


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Firing resumes at encounter site in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 22: Fresh firing started between the security forces and the militants in Kashmir's Tral area where an encounter was going on since Tuesday, police said.

One army jawan and a special police officer (SPO) were killed in the encounter on Tuesday.

The encounter started on Tuesday morning after the police got specific input about the presence of militants in the Zand village. The


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Pakistan, 'even America' are theocratic states, India is secular: Rajnath

New Delhi, Jan 22: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said Indian values consider all religions equal, and that is why the country is secular and never became a theocratic state like Pakistan.

Speaking at the NCC Republic Day Camp in Delhi, Singh said: "We (India) said we would not discriminate among religions. Why did we do that? Our neighbouring country has declared that their state has a religi


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Anti-terror operations intensified in J&K, says DGP

Srinagar, Jan 22: Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh said that counter terror operations have been intensified in Kashmir lately, which have led to many successful operations against the militants.

He was speaking at the wreath laying ceremony of special police officer (SPO) Shahbaz Ahmed at the district police lines in Srinagar. Ahmed was killed in an encounter be


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Pak has 'limited options' to respond to India's decision on Jammu and Kashmir: CRS report

Washington, Jan 22: Pakistan's leadership has "limited options" to respond to India's decision on Jammu and Kashmir as many analysts view that Islamabad has "little credibility" on the issue given its long history of covertly supporting militant groups there, according to a US Congressional report.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) in its second report on Kashmir in less than six months


Wednesday, January 22, 202010 long operating terrorists killed in J&K in 20 days

Srinagar: At least 10 local terrorists who were operating in Jammu and Kashmir for the past two-three years have been killed in the last 20 days this month, a police officer said.

The top brass of the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir attribute the spurt in gunfights between the security forces and terrorists during this month to "actionable intelligence inputs" and not to any recent infilt


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Trump says he's talking to Imran Khan about Kashmir

New York, Jan 22: US President Donald Trump said that he is talking with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan about Kashmir and he would help if he could.

According to a transcript of the remarks made by him and Khan before their meeting in Davos, Trump said, "We're talking about Kashmir and the relation to what's going on with Pakistan and India. And if we can help, we certainly will be helpin