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Monday, March 1, 2021Seizure of 15 sticky bombs in Valley, sets off alarm bells

Jammu: The Security forces battling militancy in Kashmir are alarmed by the recent arrival of small, magnetic bombs that have earlier wreaked havoc in Afghanistan.
"Sticky bombs", which can be attached to vehicles and detonated remotely, have been seized during raids in recent months of Jammu and Kashmir,” claims a report by news agency quoting three senior security officials.
"These are small


Monday, March 1, 2021LG for connecting farmers with Agro experts, Univ Academics

SRINAGAR: The Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha on Sunday laid emphasis on connecting farmers with Agricultural Experts, University Academics, Agripreneurs and Industry people to access reliable, updated and relevant information so that their risks and uncertainties are reduced.
Sinha, who is the Chancellor of SKUAST-Kashmir, on Sunday made these remarks after inaugurating a 2


Monday, March 1, 2021Police tracking call, messages of phones seized from PDP’s Parra

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police is carrying out an Internet Protocol Detail Records (IPDR) analysis of arrested PDP youth president Waheed-ur-Rehman Parra, officials said, amid allegations that he was in touch with secessionists and terrorists across the border.
The IPDR helps track details of a call or message generated by a phone device and includes details like the number from which th


Monday, March 1, 2021Abdullah wants Cong to be strong to fight divisive forces

Jammu: National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah on Sunday said he wanted the Congress to remain united and strong to fight “divisive forces” in the country.
The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister warned selective killings by terrorists would continue unless the root cause of militancy is addressed.
Abdullah''s remarks came a day after senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and o


Monday, March 1, 202158 new cases, 1 more death

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday recorded 58 new positive cases of COVID-19 pushing the tally to 1,26,441 while death toll swells to 1957 with one more death.
The fresh fatality was reported of Kashmir region as 90-year-old man from Gonipora Haihama Kupwara succumbed to the infection. With fresh death, the toll has swelled to 1957 including 725 from Jammu and 1232 from Kashmir region.


Monday, March 1, 202128 pvt hospitals to administer vaccine

JAMMU: The Ministry of Health and Family welfare shortlisted 28 private hospitals across J&K on to administer COVID – 19 vaccines for the 2nd phase of vaccination drive for the 3rd prioritized group scheduled to start from 1st march.
Heath and family welfare ministry on Sunday issued a comprehensive list of private hospitals throughout India to administer the vaccine for COVID – 19 to curb the


Monday, March 1, 2021Azad praises PM Modi for being 'frank' about his past

Jammu: Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday said he appreciates Prime Minister Narendra Modi for never hiding the fact that he hails from a village and used to sell tea.
Drawing parallels between himself and the prime minister, Azad said he had not forgotten his roots.
"I like a lot of things about many leaders. I am from the village and feel proud... Even our Prime Minister (Nar


Monday, March 1, 2021Krishna Dhaba owner’s son dies 12 days after being shot by ultras

Jammu: The son of the owner of popular food joint Krishna Dhaba who was injured in the militant attack on the eatery, succumbed to his injuries on Sunday morning.
The son of the owner of popular eatery Krishna Dhaba, who was shot at by militants on February 17, died at a hospital here on Sunday, officials said.
Akash was the second non-Kashmiri killed by gunmen this year. Satpal Singh, a golds


Monday, March 1, 2021Army cancels recruitment exam

New Delhi: The Army has cancelled an examination for pan-India recruitment of general duty personnel after paper was found to have been leaked, officials said on Sunday.
They further said at least three persons have been arrested in Pune so far.
“The Indian Army has zero tolerance towards corrupt practices in the recruitment process for selection of suitable candidates,” an official said.


Monday, March 1, 2021Two killed in road mishap

Jammu:Two scooty riders were killed and one person was injured when a sleeper bus turned turtle on Sidhra-Kunjwani Bye Pass road in city outskirts here on Sunday.
Sub Divisional Police Officer, East, DySP Bikram Kumar here said that the video coach bus turned turtle and fell on scooty riders.
"Both the riders have died while one of the occupants is injured, the driver is absconding and the he


Monday, March 1, 20212 avalanches hit Kashmir

Srinagar: Two avalanches hit Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara and Ganderbal districts on Sunday but there was no loss of life, officials said.
An avalanche occurred on Chowkibal-Tangdhar Road in north Kashmir's Kupwara district around 11:45 am, they said.
The officials said another avalanche occurred near Army Convoy Ground in Sonamarg in central Kashmir's Ganderbal district in the afternoon.


Monday, March 1, 2021Sgr-Leh highway reopens for traffic

Jammu: The strategic Srinagar-Leh highway was reopened for traffic on Sunday after remaining closed for nearly two months due to heavy snowfall, officials said.
This is the earliest reopening of the high mountain Zojila pass and also the minimum period of the closure of the road.
The highway was thrown open for traffic after remaining closed for 58 days due to snowfall, a Border Roads Organisat


Sunday, February 28, 2021Bulletin on Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19)

JK reports 58 new positive cases, 123661 recovered so far

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 28: The Government on Sunday informed that 58 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 11 from Jammu division and 47 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 126441. Also 01 COVID-19 death has been reported from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 62 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and disc


Sunday, February 28, 2021JKSSB Exam: Gbl Administration inspects arrangements at several centers

GANDERBAL, FEBRUARY 28: The District Administration Ganderbal headed by Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC), Farooq Ahmed Baba today visited the examination centers set up for the second phase examination of Class IV recruitment by the Service Section Board in the district to take stock of facilities and arrangements there.
Elaborate arrangements had been put in place for free and fair conduc


Sunday, February 28, 2021DC Gbl acquaints district officers about Itella App

Reviews action taken report on grievances registered on App

GANDERBAL, FEBRUARY 28: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal today convened a meeting to acquaint the district officers about recently launched Itella app by district administration Ganderbal and to review status of grievances registered on it.
At the onset of the meeting, the DC briefed the officers about the functioning and objective of launching Itella App.
Itella app is a


Sunday, February 28, 2021DC Kupwara inspects various centres of JKSSB Class-IV examination

KUPWARA, FEBRUARY 28: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kupwara, Imam Din today inspected various centres of JKSSB Class IV examination in the district.
ADC Kupwara, Nazir Ahmad Lone who is also the Observer of the examination and other concerned officers accompanied the Deputy Commissioner.
During the visit, the DC inspected various examination centres including Government Degree College Handwar


Sunday, February 28, 2021Arvind Singh attends 5th Skiing Graduation Ceremony at IISM, Gulmarg

Distributes prizes among participants

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 28: Union Secretary Tourism, Arvind Singh today attended the 5th Skiing Graduation ceremony at Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering (IISM) Gulmarg, here.
On the occasion, the Secretary, Ministry of Tourism distributed prizes among the players who excelled in the competition of different snow games.
Among others, Economic Advisor, Union Ministry of Tourism, Gyan Bu


Sunday, February 28, 2021National Science Day 2021 celebrated at SKUAST-Jammu

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 28: To raise public appreciation of the scientific issues involved and the impact science has on education, skill and work, the National Science Day 2021 was today celebrated here at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu.
National Science Day is being celebrated on February 28 every year since 1987.
The theme for National Science Day 2021 i


Sunday, February 28, 2021Animal Husbandry Department Jammu organizes awareness camp at Batote

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 28: Director Animal Husbandry Department Jammu, Vivek Sharma, today attended an awareness camp at Batote, Ramban.
The camp was organized by Ramban’s organization & Extension & Publicity wing of the department under Centrally Sponsored Scheme “ASCAD”.
During the camp, the farmers were made aware about various components of farmer welfare schemes, like Integrated Dairy Developm


Sunday, February 28, 2021JKSSB phase II exam held across Doda

4682 candidates take test in 28 Centres

DODA, FEBRUARY 28: The JKSSB Class-IV phase-II Exam was today conducted smoothly across district Doda on 2nd amid elaborate arrangements made by the District Administration under the overall supervision of Deputy Commissioner, Dr Sagar D Doifode .
On the 2nd day, around 4682 candidates appeared in the exam across 28 examination centres established in the district.
Additional Deputy Commissioner


Sunday, February 28, 2021Navigation system and motor nerve monitoring started in SMGS, GMC Jammu

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 28: Department of ENT, Government Medical College Jammu has been upgraded with state of the art instruments for Navigation system (Image guided system) and Motor nerve monitor enabled surgery.
The first two surgeries using navigation system and nerve monitor were performed on 19 February 2021, under the patronage of Principal and Dean Dr Shashi Sudan Sharma.
In the first sur


Sunday, February 28, 2021Lt Governor inaugurates 6th Technology Exhibition cum Seed Sale Mela on the theme “Shaping the Future Farming for Better Returns” at SKUAST-K

Inspects around 200 stalls showcasing variety of products & technologies developed in the field of Agriculture & allied sectors

• High-density plantation is the special focus of this year’s event.
• New strides in agriculture through the use of Artificial Intelligence, other new-age technologies to be on display
SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 28: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha who is also the Chancellor of SKUAST-Kashmir, on Sunday inaugurated a 2-day long 6th Technology Exhibition cum Seed Sale Mela on the them


Sunday, February 28, 202148-year-old woman's body found in J&K's Poonch

JAMMU: A 48-year-old woman’s body was recovered from Boniketh Surankote area of Poonch district in Jammu division on Sunday.

Official sources identified the deceased as Hajra Begum, wife of Abdul Hamid, a local.

Police said initial reports suggest that she was trying to cross river near Boniketh from a small bridge and died after falling into the water body from the bridge.

Locals ho


Sunday, February 28, 2021Kashmir-based Media houses allege unfavourable working environment

Srinagar, Feb 28: The Kashmir-based Media houses have alleged that unfavourable working environment is being created by some vested interests to sabotage their respective organisations.

A Jammu Kashmir Press Association (JKPA) spokesperson on Sunday said the Printers, Publishers and Editors of some newspapers along with representatives of other publishing houses deliberated and discussed multi


Sunday, February 28, 2021Bilkeshwar—Ancient Temple of Lord Shiva in Kathua’s Billawar awaits identity on Tourism Map

Billawar (Kathua), Feb 28: Post abrogation of Article 370, the Government of India is making efforts to revive the “lost glory” of newly created Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir for which developmental package worth thousand crores was announced and the tourism package is in pipeline but one of the ancient temples of Lord Shiva—famous as ‘Bilkeshwar’, situated here in the hills of Kathua dist


Sunday, February 28, 2021Pakistan arrests 17 Indian fishermen

Karachi, Feb 28: Pakistan has arrested 17 Indian fishermen and confiscated their three boats for allegedly straying into the country's territorial waters.

The fishermen, arrested on Friday, were produced before a judicial magistrate on Saturday and handed over to the police, said a spokesperson for the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency.

The official said the Indian fishermen were warned tha


Sunday, February 28, 202119 passengers caught with ammunition at IGI airport this year: Police

New Delhi, Feb 28: Nineteen passengers were allegedly caught carrying ammunition in their hand baggage during screening at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here this year so far, police said on Sunday.

A senior police official said all such passengers face criminal proceedings under the Arms Act.

He also said it was a matter of concern that despite warnings passengers carry amm


Sunday, February 28, 2021Petrol, diesel prices unchanged across metros

NEW DELHI: Fuel prices, which have been soaring to unprecedented levels in the country of late, remained unchanged on Sunday.

In the national capital, petrol was priced at Rs 91.17 per litre, same as on Saturday.

Similarly, in Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata, the fuel was sold for Rs 97.57, Rs 93.11 and Rs 91.35 a litre respectively.

Oil marketing companies pressed the pause button after rai


Sunday, February 28, 2021'Mann Ki Baat': Modi stresses on water conservation

New Delhi, Feb 28: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appealed to the people to start a 100-day 'Catch the Rain' campaign to conserve water ahead of the summer.

Addressing the country in his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat', the Prime Minister said, "This is the best time to think about water conservation in the summer months ahead".

"In most parts of India, rainfall begins in May


Sunday, February 28, 2021Reopening of Srinagar-Leh highway postponed due to fresh snowfall

Srinagar, Feb 28: The reopening of 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh national highway, where vehicular traffic was to be allowed on Sunday after remaining suspended since January 1, was postponed due to fresh snowfall on Saturday.

“Traffic on Srinagar-Leh highway, which connects the Union Territory of Ladakh with Kashmir valley, remained suspended since January 1,” a traffic police official told UNI.


Sunday, February 28, 2021Sehat Scheme: 22 lakh Golden Cards issued, 22,000 patients treated in first two months across J&K UT

Jammu, Feb 28: As many 22 lakh Golden Cards were issued and 22000 patients were treated in the first two months from the launch of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Arogya Yojna--SEHAT Scheme across the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

AB PM-JAY--SEHAT was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 26.

The scheme in convergence with PM-JAY aims to provide Universal Health In


Sunday, February 28, 2021Exam burden issue reaches NHRC, Child panel

New Delhi, Feb 28: After the Delhi government's decision not to hold an examination for the students from Class 3 to 8 studying in its schools, parents of the children studying in the private schools are feeling discriminated as the rule does not apply for the private schools.

Parents are calling it discriminatory and Online exams are also being sought for Class 9 and 11. The controversy relat


Sunday, February 28, 20211 killed, 3 hurt in Rajgarh accident

JAMMU: One person died on spot whereas three people sustained grievous injuries after a Tata Sumo, in which they were travelling, plunged into a gorge at Bharthund Morh falling under the bordering area of Ramban and Doda district Saturday evening.

Police sources said a Tata Sumo, bearing registration no JK19 -2414, was on its way from Chanderkote (Ramban) towards Bartund. When it reached near


Sunday, February 28, 2021G-23 hits out at Congress leadership, Azad vows to fight for J&K statehood

At Shanti Sammelan, it was war against ‘high command’

JAMMU: Rallying behind their veteran colleague Ghulam Nabi Azad, at least six leaders of the G-23 -a powerful group of dissident leaders -launched scathing attack on the Congress leadership asking for immediate organisational reforms to ‘safeguard the idea of India’.
Ghulam Nabi Azad, around whom the whole event revolved, vowed to fight for restoration of statehood and initiation of democratic


Sunday, February 28, 202140 pc hike in weekly cases, Centre for more testing, vaccination drives

Jammu: The Centre on Saturday advised Jammu and Kashmir as well as other 8 states reporting an increase in coronavirus cases to enforce COVID-appropriate behaviour by dealing firmly with violations and ensure effective surveillance in case of potential super spreading events so as not to squander last year's gains.
Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba chaired a high-level review meeting with chief secr


Sunday, February 28, 2021Vaccine price fixed at Rs 250 per dose

Jammu : The price of the coronavirus vaccine at private facilities in the country has been capped at Rs 250 per dose which includes Rs 100 as service charge, according to central government sources.
From March 1, India is going to start the vaccination of people above 60 years and individuals above 45 years of age having comorbidities against coronavirus.
“The cost of the COVID-19 vaccine has b


Sunday, February 28, 2021#COVID19 || 97 fresh cases, no new deaths

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday recorded 97 new COVID-19 cases, taking the infection tally to 1,26,383, officials said
No fresh COVID-19-related death was reported in the past 24 hours, they said.
Of the new cases, 24 were from the Jammu division and 73 from the Kashmir division, officials said.
Srinagar district recorded the highest 44 cases followed by 11 each in Jammu and Udhampur


Sunday, February 28, 2021ITBP deputes IG for Ladakh

Jammu: The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has deployed a new officer to handle the North-west Frontier in Ladakh.
Lhari DorjeeLhatoo, 1999-batch Manipur cadre IPS officer has taken charge as Inspector General (IG) of the North-West Frontier of the ITBP, according to an official statement.
Earlier, Lhatoo served at various key positions in several organisations, including the National Investi


Sunday, February 28, 2021 No traffic on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway

Jammu: Traffic on the 270-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only all-weather road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, remained suspended for the second consecutive day on Saturday.
Srinagar-Jammu national highway was closed on Friday for weekly maintenance and repair work.
Traffic could not be restored Saturday morning due to landslides and shooting stones trigger


Sunday, February 28, 2021Seven shops gutted in fire

JAMMU: At least seven shops were reduced to ashes in a massive blaze last night in Gandhri village of Ramban district in Jammu division, officials said.
officials saying the fire broke out from one of the shop at around 11 pm on Friday and engulfed other structures in its vicinity.
Reportedly, few gas cylinders also exploded in the fire incident leading to further damage.
Deputy Commissioner R


Sunday, February 28, 2021Pak PM rakes up Kashmir issue

Jammu: Days after the Director-General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan announced the implementation of the 2003 ceasefire, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan once again raked up the Kashmir issue.
Imran Khan tweeted, “I welcome restoration of the ceasefire along with the Line of Control (LoC). The onus of creating an enabling environment for further progress rests with I


Saturday, February 27, 2021Dheeraj Gupta reviews ongoing works under AMRUT

Discusses Action Plan of Solid Waste Management for Capital Cities

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 27: Principal Secretary, Housing and Urban Development Department, Dheeraj Gupta today chaired a meeting with senior officers to discuss and review progress of various ongoing works under project AMRUT.
Commissioner, JMC, Avny Lavasa; Director, Urban Local Bodies Jammu, Asgar Hussain; Director, Planning, Housing and Urban Development Department, M I Pakchiwal; Vice Chairman, JD


Saturday, February 27, 2021Lt Governor Manoj Sinha, Union MoS PMO Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurate 1st Academic batch of 100 MBBS students of GMC Doda

Special attention is being paid to three areas - Prevention, Better Treatment and Care, says the Lt Governor

•Terms role of medicine students important in strengthening J&K’s health system
•MBBS seats have been increased to address shortage of doctors in J&K: LG
• New Healthcare Investment Policy-2019 has been approved to attract investors
DODA, FEBRUARY 27: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, and Union MoS, PMO, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitend


Saturday, February 27, 2021Bulletin on Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19)

JK reports 97 new positive cases, 123599 recovered so far

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 27: The Government on Saturday informed that 97 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 24 from Jammu division and 73 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 126383. Also 01 COVID-19 death has been reported from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 72 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and di


Saturday, February 27, 2021Power Shutdown

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 27: According to the Power Controller, Kashmir province, the power supply to the areas fed from the Receiving Stations of Rangreth, Rasoo, Doodganga, JKLI, Peerbaggh and Airforce shall remain affected on March 1, from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm in order to execute the works related to installation of street lights.


Saturday, February 27, 2021JKSSRB Class IV examination passes smoothly across Kashmir

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 27: The JKSSB Class-IV examination scheduled for today passed smoothly across Kashmir. The concerned district administrations had made adequate arrangements for holding the examination in transparent manner at all the established centres.
The examination will continue on Feb 28 and March 1, 2021 also.
Apart from appointing nodal officers, observers and magistrates, necessary


Saturday, February 27, 2021Deputy Com, DDC Chairperson meet Gandhri fire victims

RAMBAN, FEBRUARY 27: Deputy Commissioner, Mussarat Islam today met with the victims of Gandhri block fire incident and took stock of losses caused by the overnight blaze.
Five shops and a dhaba, besides a car and two motorcycles parked nearby were gutted in the fire incident, which occurred late last night.
Immediately after reaching Gandhri, the Deputy Commissioner inspected the site of the


Saturday, February 27, 2021Justice Magrey terms Social Justice vital for maintaining social stability

Presides over Workshop on ‘Social Justice and Role of NGOs’ at Bla

BARAMULLA, FEBRUARY 27: J&K High Court Judge, Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey today termed the social justice and equality vital for maintaining social stability. He said that the constitution of India gives some fundamental rights and liberties and there is a need to uphold them while discharging one’s duties.
Justice Magrey said this during a daylong awareness cum workshop on ‘Social Justice and


Saturday, February 27, 2021Exports from Kmr meet ADG Foreign Trade

Demand separate ITC (HS) code, testing Lab for Pashmina

SRINAGAR FEBRUARY 27: The leading Kashmir based exporters had a meeting with the Additional Director General, (ADG) Foreign Trade (FT) Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India, Smt. Suman Sharma at SKICC and discussed varied issues of their interest.
The exporters put forth solid suggestions before the visiting dignitary for arresting the decline of exports from Kashmir Valley. Exporters of the Va


Saturday, February 27, 2021Virtually meet held to promote export of J&K`s Handicraft, Handloom in Toronto, Canada

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 27:- Jammu & Kashmir Trade Promotion Organization (JKTPO) in association with Consulate General of India Toronto, Canada & Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) has organized a virtual meet aimed to increase the export of Handicrafts and Handloom items to Canada by creating more avenues of trade.
The virtual meet was attended by Ms. Apoorva Srivastava, Consul General, Consu


Saturday, February 27, 2021Progress of Agri, Horti. Sectors reviewed at Gbl

GANDERBAL, FEBRUARY 27: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal, today, chaired a meeting convened to review the achievements made under Agriculture and Horticulture sectors.
The Chief Horticulture Officer and Agriculture Officer briefed the meeting about the key achievements registered by the departments during the current fiscal. They said that department has registe


Saturday, February 27, 2021DDC Shopian reviews progress of works under B2V programs

SHOPIAN, FEBRUARY 27: The District Development Commissioner (DDC) Shopian, S K Vaishya today impressed upon the concerned officers to speed up the pace of work taken under Back to Village (B2V) programme, so that they get completed within the stipulated time frame.
The DDC said this during a meeting of district officers to review the progress on works approved under Back to Village programs in t


Saturday, February 27, 2021Pristine glory of Gillsar, Khuhahsar will be restored: Div Com Kashmir

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 27: The Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Pandurang K. Pole, accompanied by the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, today, visited Gilkadal Nowshehra and took stock of restoration works of Gillsar, a lake connected to Khushalsar at Gil-Kadal.
On the occasion, the locals met the Divisional Commissioner and apprised him about the dilapidated condition of


Saturday, February 27, 2021Cancellation of Power shutdown

JAMMU FEBRUARY 27: According to Chief Engineer, (Distribution) JPDCL, Jammu the Shutdown of 150MVA 132/66KV Grid Station Kathua, 320MVA, 220/132/66KV Grid Station Hiranagar, 3x10MVA 33/11KV Receiving Station Janipur, 132/33KV Grid Station Miran Sahib, 220 KV D/C Barn-Kishenpur Transmission Line, 132/33 KV Grid Station Akhnoor and Kalakote, 33KV Miran Sahib-Gadi Garh line emanating from 132/33


Saturday, February 27, 2021JKCERT participates in maiden India Toy Fair -2021

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 27: Jammu and Kashmir Council of Educational Research and Training (JKCERT), Jammu Division is participating in the first 4-day India Toy Fair 2021 – the Toy making talent of students and teachers under the directions of Administrative Secretary, School Education Department J&K B.K.Singh, guidance and motivation by Director SCERT J&K Prof.Veena Pandita, Director School Education


Saturday, February 27, 2021BBBP week begins in Kathua with ‘Media-se- Mulakaat'

DC launches 'Awareness Jingle' on save girl campaign

KATHUA, FEBRUARY 27: ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ week long campaign today commenced here with the ‘Media-se-Mulakaat’- presided over by Deputy Commissioner, Om Prakash.
Programme Officer, ICDS, Ritu Mahajan, District Information Officer, Parshotam Dass and Print and Electronic Media persons attended the event.
While interacting with the media persons, the Deputy Commissioner informed that Kath


Saturday, February 27, 2021JKSSB conducts Phase-I of objective type test for Class-IV Posts

Board bars 3 candidates for 3 years from participating in SSB exams for indulging in malpractice during exam

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 27: The J&K Services Selection Board conducted phase first of objective type written examination for the Class IV post today from 12 noon to 2 pm.
A statement issued here by SSB said that the officers/officials deployed for examination duty while exercising extra vigil caught three candidates while indulging in malpractice.
The candidates were found to be in possession of Blue


Saturday, February 27, 2021Sarita Chauhan chairs maiden BoDs meet of JKFDCL

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 27- The first meeting of Board of Directors (BoDs) of Jammu and Kashmir Forest Development Corporation Limited (JKFDCL) was held under the chairmanship of Commissioner Secretary, Forest, Ecology & Environment Department, Sarita Chauhan.
The meeting was attended by Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Dr. Mohit Gera; Secretary Tribal Affairs, Rehana Batul; Managing Director,


Saturday, February 27, 2021Cabinet Secretary reviews public health response to COVID-19

J&K sees 40% increase in weekly cases with 2/3rd travellers, hospital occupancy at less than 4% : Situation under control

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 27: The Cabinet Secretary, Rajiv Gauba, while chairing a high-level meeting to review the public health response to COVID-19 asked all the States and Union Territories to closely monitor the trajectory of COVID infections to prevent surge in cases and assiduously expedite vaccination of priority groups in accordance to the guidelines in this regard.
Chief Secretary, B V R Subra


Saturday, February 27, 2021Former Minister, DDC members, Jamiat Ulema Welfare

Foundation delegation call on Lt Governor

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 27: Several delegations including former Minister, members of District Development Council and members of Jamiat Ulema Welfare Foundation today called on the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha here at Raj Bhavan and projected their issues and demands.
Former Minister, Imran Raza Ansari met the Lt Governor and apprised him about various issues of public importance of Pattan are


Saturday, February 27, 2021Kashmir doctors' body seeks in-home Covid-19 vaccination for housebound seniors

SRINAGAR: With Covid-19 vaccination for senior citizens starting from March 01, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Saturday urged authorities in Jammu and Kashmir to vaccinate housebound elderly at home.

“Many seniors are homebound and won’t be able to visit a vaccination center,” said DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan.

“Vast majority of senior citizens have multiple c


Saturday, February 27, 2021Vice President Venkaiah Naidu says practice of online courts, e-filing was accelerated greatly during Covid pandemic

NEW DELHI: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has said that the practice of online courts and e filing was accelerated greatly during the Covid pandemic which not only improved the ease of access to justice but also in reducing the associated costs and improving the ease of doing business.

Speaking at the eleventh graduation ceremony of Ambedkar law University in Chennai today, he said that legal i


Saturday, February 27, 2021Farmers worried as numbers fall at protest sites

New Delhi, Feb 27 : More than three months have passed since the farmers agitation began. At present the number of people at the Ghazipur Border appears to be thinning, particularly in the last one month.

In fact this has been the case at the sites of protest on Delhi’s borders ever since the violence on Republic Day, January 26. At the Ghazipur Border in particular, the numbers have reduced s


Saturday, February 27, 2021Rising prices of petroleum & essential commodities have created havoc for denizens: Tarigami

Srinagar, Feb 27: Alleging that price rise in petroleum and essential commodities created havoc for common people, senior Communist Party of India (M) Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on Saturday said struggle must be intensified to defend livelihoods of the people and their basic rights.
The relentless increase in the prices of petrol, diesel, cooking gas and other essential commodities has created hav


Saturday, February 27, 2021Dozens of roads to far-flung, remote villages closed due to fresh snow

Srinagar, Feb 27: Dozens of roads leading to far flung and remote villages, including near the Line of Control (LoC), were closed on Saturday following fresh snowfall in the entire Kashmir valley.

However, traffic was resumed on the road between border town of Karnah with district headquarter Kupwara after remaining suspended in the morning due to snowfall.

'We have suspended traffic betwee


Saturday, February 27, 2021Three smugglers held in Samba, 40 bovines rescued

Jammu: Three people were arrested and 40 bovines were rescued as police foiled three separate bids to smuggle cattle in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district, officials said.

Based on inputs, a police party intercepted vehicles at Tapyal and Samba on Jammu-Pathankot highway in three different incidents, they said.

The vehicles were coming from Kathua side and moving towards Jammu.

During c


Saturday, February 27, 2021Mayawati pays tributes to Ravidas on his birth anniversary

Lucknow, Feb 27: BSP president Mayawati on Saturday paid tributes to saint-poet Ravidas on his birth anniversary and asked the BJP-led central and state governments to follow the path shown by him in serving the society and country.

In tweets in Hindi, the BSP president recalled the works done by the governments led by her to realise the dreams of Ravidas.

"Under the BSP governments formed


Saturday, February 27, 2021Farooq Khan inspects Quality Control Laboratory in Srinagar

Srinagar: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan, on Friday inspected Quality Control Laboratory in Srinagar and exhorted upon the concerned officials to strictly adhere to the quality standards of pesticides and fertilizers to facilitate the farming community boost their agriculture and horticulture cultivation.

Advisor visited various units of the laboratory including Fertilizer Quality


Saturday, February 27, 2021Congress battlefield shifts to Jammu as Azad makes ‘second homecoming’ in two decades

Rebels: Sharma, Sibbal, Babbar among G-23 leaders to show strength today

JAMMU: Troubles are further mounting for the beleaguered Congress party as a group of powerful dissident leaders are set to come out in open against the leadership with a symbolic beginning from this winter capital city of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.
A section of Congress party leaders and workers in Jammu and Kashmir were looking forward with excitement a scheduled ‘private and informal’ thr


Saturday, February 27, 2021Not everyone happy in party

Jammu: The much publicised visit of former leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha and ex- Chief Minister of erstwhile state, Ghulam Nabi Azad marked with marked with exposure of infighting within faction ridden Jammu and Kashmir Congress.
One faction known as loyalist of Azad accorded him rousing reception on streets but they were not present in official function at party hea


Saturday, February 27, 2021#COVID19 || Over 2000 cases, 26deaths in last 30 days

Admin extends lockdown in containment cones till March 31

Jammu: With 2,219 cases of COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir in past 30 days, the overall tally swells to 1,26286 while 26 deaths has pushed the death toll to 1956. Moreover, the Union Territory has recorded 85 fresh cases on Friday and 1 more fatality.
As per the data accessed by The News Now, Jammu division has reported 489 and Kashmir division has reported 1640 new cases in the last thirty days.


Saturday, February 27, 2021Centre assures all help to AIIMS Jammu

Jammu: Asserting the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Jammu was sanctioned after personal intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh assures all possible support to premier medical institution.
The assurance of Union Minister came after meeting with newly appointed Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Jammu, Dr Shakti Gup


Saturday, February 27, 2021Shah, Rajnath hails IAF on 2nd anniv of Balakot strikes

New Delhi: Defence minister Rajnath Singh and Union home minister Amit Shah on Friday saluted the Indian Air Force as the nation observed two years of the IAF’s strike on a Jaish-e- Mohammed (JeM) camp in Pakistan’s Balakot.
On February 26, 2019, IAF fighter jets crossed the Line of Control and destroyed terror launch pads in Balakot in Pakistan.
"On this day in 2019, @IAF_MCC had made it clear


Saturday, February 27, 20212 OWG arrested

Srinagar: Security forces arrested two overground workers of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror group in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, police said.
"Acting on specific information, police, Army and CRPF apprehended two terrorist associates of proscribed terrorist outfit LeT at Bonikhan Mohalla of Hajin Town," a police spokesman said.
He said the security forces recovered arms, am


Saturday, February 27, 2021Arms & Ammunition recovered in Poonch

Jammu: Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district and recovered four grenades and ammunition on Friday, officials said.
A joint search operation was launched in Mendhar belt based on disclosure of Sher Ali, a coordinator and facilitator of terror activities of various groups who was arrested from Jammu airport earlier this month, they said.


Saturday, February 27, 2021Hideout busted in J&K's Reasi

Jammu: Security forces busted a terrorist hideout in Jammu and Kashmir''sReasi district on Friday and seized a huge cache of arms, ammunition and explosive materials, officials said.
Based on specific information from a reliable source regarding suspicious movement in upper Sildhar and the adjoining areas of Ranjati top and Rousouwali top, a joint party of the police, Army and CRPF launched a co


Friday, February 26, 2021Power shutdown

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 26: In order to carry out various upgradation/repair works, the power supply to Industrial area Hatlimorh, SICOP, SIDCO etc fed from 66/11 KV Receiving Station Industry SICOP shall remain affected on February 28 from 10 am to 04 pm.
Similarly, the power supply to Industrial area fed from Feeder-1 emanating from 66/11 SICOP Hatli Receiving shall remain affected on February 27 f


Friday, February 26, 2021Tourism Directorate hosts Weekend Musical Evening at Bahu Gandola Station

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 26: To promote Tourism in general and recently opened 1st Phase of Cable Car in particular, Department of Tourism today organized weekend Musical evening here at Bahu, Ropeway Station.
The series of musical evenings will continue in coming weeks till March 31st, 2021. During the function, a large number of public gathered at Bahu Ropeway Station and were mesmerized with the


Friday, February 26, 2021Principal GMC discuses dev plan under EWS quota

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 26: Dr. Shashi Sudhan Sharma, Principal Govt. Medical College and Associated Hospitals today reviewed various issues regarding site plan of works approved under economically weaker section (EWS) quota (UG), here at a meeting.
The Principal was informed that the site for the construction for additional lecture halls and examination hall has been selected.
“The DPR for construc


Friday, February 26, 2021Dr Sudhan reviews implementation of AB- PMJAY - SEHAT

‘Open Heart Surgery to restart in SSH soon’

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 26: The implementation of Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB- PMJAY) - SEHAT, scheme was today reviewed by Dr. Shashi Sudhan Sharma, Principal Govt. Medical College and Associated Hospitals, Jammu, here at Super Speciality Hospital.
The meeting was informed about the functioning of AMRIT, while the Incharge stores, was directed to ensure availability of all th


Friday, February 26, 2021Workshop held on New Central Sector Scheme for Industrial Development in J&K

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 26: A training workshop for the Officers of Industries and Commerce Department on New Central Sector Scheme for Industrial Development of Jammu and Kashmir was held today here under the chairpersonship of Director I&C Anoo Malhotra.
Joint Director (M&P), Trishala Kumari; Joint Director (Dev), Ved Parkash, besides General Managers of DICs attended the meeting along with Funct


Friday, February 26, 2021ADC Udhampur chairs DLC meet to review implementation of PMFME scheme

UDHAMPUR, FEBRUARY 26: Additional District Development Commissioner, Udhampur Ashok Kumar today chaired a meeting of District Level Committee (DLC) to review and approve the proposals under Prime Minister Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PMFME) scheme under ‘one District one product (ODOP)’.
During the meeting, Area Marketing Officer, Horticulture Planning &Marketing, Ashwan


Friday, February 26, 2021Kansal reviews progress on ongoing CSS projects of PDD

Online portal launched for monitoring of projects

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 26: Principal Secretary Power Development Department (PDD), Rohit Kansal today chaired a meeting to review the financial and physical progress on the ongoing Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) of Power department in Jammu and Kashmir. The Principal Secretary reviewed district-wise and circle-wise status of financial and physical status of the ongoing works under different CSS be


Friday, February 26, 2021Jio launches new JioPhone offer to accelerate '2G-mukt Bharat' movement

New Delhi: Reliance on Friday announced a new offer that bundles JioPhone device and 2 years of unlimited services for Rs 1,999, as it pledged to accelerate market transition towards '2G-mukt Bharat' with its affordable services.

The new offer "keeps affordability at the core" making the JioPhone and its services accessible to the 300 million feature phone users, who are "trapped in the 2G era


Friday, February 26, 20212nd Khelo India Winter Games declared open: Prime Minister delivers inaugural address; says Khelo India Winter Games will make J&K hub of winter games

Khelo India Winter Games experience will help India at Olympic Games: PM

Lt Governor Manoj Sinha calls upon participating sportspersons to spread the message of Peace, Unity, Goodwill, Love & Empowerment
Let us share this experience of unifying power of sports with the world: LG
Gulmarg has been acknowledged as a promising Winter-sports destination in International circuit, says the LG
Union MoS Kiren Rijiju assures full support of Union Sports Ministry for develop


Friday, February 26, 2021Bulletin on Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19)

JK reports 85 new positive cases, 123527 recovered so far

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 26-The Government on Thursday informed that 85 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 16from Jammu division and 69 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 126286.Also 01 COVID-19 death has been reported from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 101 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discha


Friday, February 26, 2021DDC inaugurates newly constructed rotary at Udhampur

‘Effective steps taken for traffic decongestion’

UDHAMPUR, FEBRUARY 26: District Development Commissioner, Udhampur, Dr Piyush Singla today inaugurated the newly constructed Rotary here at Omara Morh and one way passage at Venus Chowk in presence of President Municipal Council, Dr Jogeshwar Gupta.
While interacting with locals, the DDC said that District Administration is committed to beautify and ensure hassle free traffic movement in the tow


Friday, February 26, 2021Janani Suraksha Yojana: DC Kathua releases evaluation study of two medical blocks

KATHUA, FEBRUARY 26: Deputy Commissioner, Kathua. Om Prakash today released Evaluation Study on Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) of Nagri and Billawar medical blocks of the district conducted by District Statistics & Evaluation Office, here at DC Office Complex.
District Statistics & Evaluation Officer (DSEO), Ranjeet Thakur, DIO, NIC Sourab Bhandari and other staff members of DSEO Office were pre


Friday, February 26, 2021DC Kathua distributes hygiene kits, warm clothes among Nari Niketan inmates

KATHUA, FEBRUARY 26: Chairman Indian Red Cross Society, Kathua, Om Prakash (Deputy Commissioner) today distributed hygiene kits, warm clothes and masks among the inmates of Nari Niketan here today.
Executive Secretary IRCS Kathua, Om Parkash Sharma; Superintendent Nari Niketan, Neelam Rani; District Social Welfare Officer, Abdul Rahim; DIO Parshotam Dass; TSWO Vishav Sharma; YRC/JRC Coordinato


Friday, February 26, 20215-Day Training of Plant Doctors concludes

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 26: The Five Day long Training Programme of Plant Doctors concluded today here at Baba Jitto Kisan Kendra Jammu with the distribution of Certificates among the 21 Trainees by Director Law Enforcement J&K, B. K. Chandan.
The training programme was organized by Department of Agriculture Jammu in collaboration with Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) und


Friday, February 26, 2021JKAACL’s 2 day JK Gojri folk music programme begins at Jammu

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 26: A two day Jammu and Kashmir Gojri folk music programme, organized by Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art Culture and Languages (JKAACL), began today at K L Sahgal hall, Jammu.
Haroon Rasheed presided over the function while Former MLC, Vibodh Gupta and Professor Shalini Raina were the guests of honor.
Secretary, JKAACL, Munir-ul -Islam said that JKAACL is committed towards pr


Friday, February 26, 2021DLSA B'pora organises interaction programme

BANDIPORA, FEBRUARY 26: District Legal Services Authority Bandipora Friday organized an awareness programme at ADR center, here.
Secretary DLSA Bandipora, Towfeel Ahmad Mir inaugurated the programme and was attended by Para Legal volunteers Of DLSA and TLSCs Bandipora and Sumbal.
On the occasion Secretary DLSA gave the instructions regarding implementation of “Insaaf ki Dastak”, NALSA Schemes


Friday, February 26, 2021Training imparted to staff for JKSSB Class-IV exams at Anantnag

ANANTNAG, FEBRUARY 26: The Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Recruitment Board (JKSSRB) and District Administration Anantnag today conducted a joint training programme for Superintendents, Centre Coordinators and Invigilators deployed for the forthcoming Class-IV Examinations at Dak Bungalow Khanabal, here.
More than 29000 aspirants are are scheduled to appear in the exam at 23 different centr


Friday, February 26, 2021DDC Kupwara inspects ISM building

KUPWARA, FEBRUARY 26: The District Development Commissioner (DDC), Kupwara, Imam Din todat inspected an under construction building of Indian System of Medicine (ISM) at Kupwara.
The DMO informed that the building has been constructed at a cost of Rs.1.45 crore by JKPCC. However, the building needs additional funds for its completion.
The DDC on the occasion assured the concerned officer for


Friday, February 26, 2021Power shutdown

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 26: According to the Power Controller, Kashmir province, in order to carry out laying and stringing of panther conductor Habak-Hazratbal line the power supply to the areas fed from the Receiving Stations of Habak Hazratbal, Lalbazar and Bagwanpora shall remain affected on February 28, from 10.30 am to 4.00 pm.


Friday, February 26, 2021Baseer Khan Visits IE , IICT Bagh i Ali Mardan Khan

Says Govt. committed to promote industrial sector

SRINAGAR FEBRUARY 26:- Describing the Carpet (Kaleen), the identity of Kashmir, the Advisor to LG, Baseer Ahmad Khan has asked the authorities of Handicrafts Handloom Department and Indian Institute of Carpet Technology (IICT) to come up with a comprehensive plan for revival and promotion of this industry envisaging therein the interests of the weavers to keep this profession preserved for our p


Friday, February 26, 2021Forest Department to expand plantation work in J&K

Stress on IT-based interventions through GIS, GPS, ICT, drones and mobile apps

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 26: The Chief Secretary, B. V. R. Subrahmanyam today chaired the 19th meeting of the Steering Committee of the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) to consider the Annual Plan of Operations (APOs) for the year 2021-22.
At the outset, the PCCF apprised the Committee about the steps taken by the Forest Department to make the Annual Plan of Ope


Friday, February 26, 2021Farooq Khan inspects Quality Control Laboratory Lalmandi; Asks for further adding to its capacity, strength

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 26: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan, today inspected Quality Control Laboratory at Agriculture Complex Lalmandi, Srinagar.
Advisor visited various units of the laboratory including Fertilizer Quality Control Lab, Pesticide Quality Control Lab and Organic/Bio-Fertilizer Quality Control Lab.
Director Agriculture, Kashmir, Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal, accompanied the Di


Friday, February 26, 2021After petrol & diesel, consumers face cooking gas price rise

New Delhi: Government seems to be in no mood to subsidise the price of common man’s cooking gas which like the price of auto fuels petrol and diesel has maintained consistent increase for past few months.

The price of domestic 14.2-kg LPG cylinder was increased by Rs 25 on Thursday, the third increase in the month of February itself, taking its price to Rs 794 a cylinder in Delhi.

While the


Friday, February 26, 2021AP appoints Anuj Manhas as provincial president of students union Jammu

Srinagar, Feb 26: Apni Party (AP) on Friday announced the appointment of Anuj Manhas as Provincial President of party’s student wing henceforth known as (Apni Student Union) for Jammu Province.

AP spokesman said that Manhas is a well known student activist who has contributed in redressal of various issues pertaining to the student community of Jammu region.

He has also worked for the welfa


Friday, February 26, 2021Thief held in Srinagar, stolen tyres recovered

Srinagar, Feb 26: Jammu and Kashmir police arrested a thief and recovered stolen tyres in Srinagar, a police spokesman said.
He said on February 24, one Ishfaq Ahmad Bhat, resident of Firdousabad Batmaloo Srinagar, owner of M/S Unique Traders Batmaloo reported that a large number of tyres were missing from his warehouse located at Diyarwani Batmaloo.
The complainant suspected one of his salesma


Friday, February 26, 2021Under Mid Day Meal, health check-ups of students begin in Govt schools across J&K UT

Jammu, Feb 26: Jammu and Kashmir administration has started health check-ups of students issued ‘Student Health Card’ in all the government schools under Mid Day Meal (MDM) scheme across the Union Territory.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu in March 2020 launched ‘Student Health Card’ and stressed on the role of school going children in spreading awareness on C


Friday, February 26, 2021Covid19 resurge: 16,577 new cases, 120 deaths in India

NEW DELHI: Fresh Covid-19 cases are showing worryingly upward trend over the past one week, with the country reporting 16,577 cases in the last 24 hours taking the overall tally to 1,10,63,491 on Friday, Union Health Ministry said.

While the latest number of fresh cases is 161 less than the previous day, the situation continues to remain worrisome since the positivity rate has been rising grad


Friday, February 26, 2021UN chief encouraged by India, Pakistan ceasefire announcement

NEW DELHI: Top UN leadership has welcomed the announcement by militaries of India and Pakistan to strictly observe all agreements on ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir and other sectors, with UN chief Antonio Guterres expressing hope that this “positive step will provide an opportunity for further dialogue .

In a significant move to ease tension, the militaries of I


Friday, February 26, 2021Residential house goes up in flames in Safa Kadal

Srinagar: Fire broke out at a residential house in Safa Kadal area of Srinagar on Friday, reports said.

They said that fire broke out in a three-storey residential house at Safa Kadal Chowk.

Quoting locals, news agency, reported that fire tenders have reached the spot to douse the flames.


Friday, February 26, 2021India, Pakistan agree to follow all ceasefire pacts

Jammu: India and Pakistan on Thursday announced that they have agreed to strictly observe all agreements on ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir and other sectors, even as Indian Army officials asserted there would be no let-up in its fight against terrorism or in its troop deployment along the borders.
A joint statement issued in Islamabad and New Delhi said the Direct


Friday, February 26, 2021Political parties welcome decision

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (JKNC) and the PDP on Thursday welcomed the agreement between armies of India and Pakistan on ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) and other sectors.
"We welcome it and hope that the statement will be followed in letter & spirit. JKNC has always been a strong supporter of the ceasefire along the LoC," the party said in a statement.
"This wil


Friday, February 26, 2021LG directs to withhold salary of SWD director

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday directed for withholding the salary of the social welfare department's director in Kashmir for delaying the release of salary of teachers working in a special school.
Expressing his dismay over the matter, Sinha directed for expediting the process of releasing salaries in favour of affected teachers.
On being apprised by a


Friday, February 26, 2021Dal Lake iconic tourist destinations

Jammu: Taking forward the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen (SBM-G), Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti has selected 12 sites as Swachh Iconic Places (SIP).
According to the statement, the sites include Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra, Sanchi Stupa, Madhya Pradesh, Kumbhalgarh Fort, Rajasthan, Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan, Ramdev


Friday, February 26, 2021Over 1.30 cr vaccinated

New Delhi: The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered to healthcare and frontline workers in the country has crossed 1.30 crore, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday.
From March 1, the COVID-19 vaccination will be extended to people aged 60 years and above and those aged above 45 years with comorbidities, it stated.
On February 24, the Centre held meeting with all states


Friday, February 26, 2021Sonamarg opens for Tourists

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration Thursday opened the picturesque tourist spot of Sonmarg in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district a month earlier than the scheduled opening.
Sonmarg would usually open for tourists in the month of April. The opening was marked by the day-long long festival organised by Directorate of Tourism and inaugurated by the Advisor to J&K LG, Baseer Khan, who als


Friday, February 26, 2021PM to inaugurate Khelo India-II

Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually inaugurate the Khelo India National Winter Games at famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, which is all set to host the second edition of the National games from Friday.
As per the reports, PM Modi will deliver the inaugural address at the 2nd Khelo India National Winter Games tomorrow at around 11:50 AM via video


Thursday, February 25, 2021Dheeraj Gupta reviews implementation of transfer of funds, functions, functionaries to Municipal Bodies of JK

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 25: Principal Secretary, Housing and Urban Development Department (H&UDD), Dheeraj Gupta, today reviewed implementation of transfer of funds, functions and functionaries to various Municipal Bodies of the Union Territory including Jammu Municipal Corporation, Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Urban Local Bodies, Jammu and Kashmir.
It was informed that seven departments have issued


Thursday, February 25, 2021Advisor Bhatnagar conducts surprise inspection of GHSS Chandi Lora, CHC Gulmarg

BARAMULLA, FEBRUARY 25- Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar today conducted surprise inspections of Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS), Chandi Lora, Tangmarg and CHC Gulmarg and took stock of the infrastructure at the institute and facilities provided by the health centre to the public.
The Advisor was accompanied by senior officials of school education department and h


Thursday, February 25, 2021DDC Bandipora reviews hydraulic sector Capex Budget for current financial year

Reviews progress of implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in the district

BANDIPORA, FEBRUARY 25: Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Dr Owais Ahmad Thursday reviewed the progress of works under District Capex Budget in Jal Shakti Department and Irrigation and Flood Control Department with an aim to expedite the pace of work.
Joint Director Planning Imtiyaz Ahmad, Executive Engineers of JSD and I&FC were present on the occasion. The meeting discussed threadbare the execut


Thursday, February 25, 2021Principal Secy to LG reviews Srinagar Smart City Projects

Directs for transforming Srinagar city into modern, sustainable and economically advanced city

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 25: Principal Secretary to Lieutenant Governor, Nitishwar Kumar on Thursday chaired a meeting with the concerned officers of Srinagar Smart City projects to review its progress here at the Raj Bhavan.
At the outset, the Principal Secretary sought the latest status of the progress in implementation of projects under Srinagar Smart City programme. He said that the vision of the


Thursday, February 25, 2021Advisor Baseer Khan inaugurates Sonamarg winter festival

Event witnesses participation of hundreds of tourists, locals in various colourful activities

GANDERBAL, FEBRUARY 25: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today inaugurated one-day Sonamarg winter festival that witnessed the participation of hundreds of locals and tourists. During the festival, various colourful activities and cultural programmes were performed.
During the day-long event various snow sports activities including skiing, snow sledge, snow biking, etc. were h


Thursday, February 25, 20215th round of LG’s Mulaqaat: Lt Governor takes cognizance of applicants’ grievances during Live Public Grievance Hearing

Prompt redressal of people’s grievances and accountable, responsive administration is the hallmark of good governance, which should be followed in letter & spirit, says the LG

LG directs KPDCL for deducting undue surcharge raised on consumer’s electricity bills from the salary of concerned officials
Orders enquiry into unnecessary delays made by J&K Grameen Bank in granting loan to an applicant
LG directs for action against responsible official in a matter of ARTO Ramban retaining vehicle’s RC in unauthorised manner

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 25: Taking cognizance of th


Thursday, February 25, 2021MVD Reasi conducts driving trial; fitness test of vehicles at Mahore

REASI, FEBRUARY, 25: To provide the doorstep service to the common masses, the Motor Vehicle Department Reasi on Thursday organised a driving trial and fitness test of the vehicles, here at Sports Stadium Sunghri in Mahore.
The Driving trial and the inspection of the vehicles was conducted under the overall supervision of the Assistant Regional Transport Officer Reasi.
During the inspection o


Thursday, February 25, 2021DC Kathua reviews implementation of FPO scheme at DLMC meeting

KATHUA, FEBRUARY 25:- District Development Commissioner Kathua, Om Prakash today chaired a meeting of District Level Monitoring Committee (DLMC) for the formation and promotion of the Farmer Producer Organizations (FPO) scheme in the district.
Farmer Producer Organizations (FPO) Scheme is Centrally sponsored scheme initiated to boost the farm sector. Under the scheme over 10,000 FPOs are tar


Thursday, February 25, 2021Power shutdown

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 25: Superintending Engineer (Distribution) JPDCL, O&M Circle, Kathua has informed that for erection of poles and HT cables and reconductoring under CSS/IPDS/PMDP Scheme, the power supply to Kaili Mandi, Main Chowk, Bhargava College, BDO Block and adjoining areas will remain affected February 26, March 02 and 03 from 10 am to 4 pm.
Similarly, the power supply to Ramgarh Town


Thursday, February 25, 2021Power Shutdown in Srinagar

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 25: According to the Power Controller, Kashmir province, the power supply to the areas fed from the Receiving Stations of S.H Pora, M.R. Gunj, Shireenbagh, Kawdara and Mughal Masjid shall observe shutdown on February 27, from 10 am to 4pm in order to carry out replacement of wooden poles under Barbed wire scheme.


Thursday, February 25, 2021JKSSRB Class IV Recruitment; Exam material received at Anantnag

ANANTNAG, FEBRUARY 25: The examination material for the upcoming class IV Examinations on 27th & 28th of February and Ist of March 2021 reached Anantnag, said the concerned officers.
The assignment was overseen by Tehsildar Anantnag, Dy.CEO and Sub Treasury officer Wanpoh amid tight security and full protocol. The material was later deposited safely in the District Strong Room in presence of


Thursday, February 25, 2021Kulgam farmers proceed on tour

KULGAM, FEBURARY 25: A group of 25 famers proceeded on one day tour to different Agricultural institutions, flagged-off the District Development Commissioner, Kulgam, Mr Showkat Aijaz Bhat today.
During the day-long tour these farmers will visit KVK, Pombay, Paddy Research Center Khudwani and Hi-Tech Poly-tech Green houses at Kilam.
The tour has been organized by the Department of Agricultur


Thursday, February 25, 2021Sheikh Fayaz reviews status of ongoing works

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 25: The Commissioner Secretary Floriculture, Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad, today, reviewed the status of ongoing works to be completed by the end of this March besides physical and financial status of CSS Viz MIDH , RKVY and ATMA programmes and Capex plan 2020 2021 at an officer meeting held here in civil secretariat.
Director Floriculture Kashmir, Mr Farooq Ahmed Rather, Duty Directo


Thursday, February 25, 2021DDC Doda constitutes Childline Advisory Board

Sets monthly targets for prosecution of child labour cases

DODA, FEBRUARY 25: District Development Commissioner Doda, Dr Sagar D Doifode, today constituted the Childline Advisory Board in the district to review the child protection scenario, here at a meeting of stakeholder departments.
During the meeting, the DDC enquired about the routine working profile of the childline institution and also enquired the daily reporting of violation of child rights


Thursday, February 25, 2021Government Polytechnic Jammu inks MoU with ICT Academy Chennai

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 25: Government Polytechnic College Jammu today inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ICT Academy, Chennai to enhance the skills of the polytechnic students in latest technologies for better employability.
The MoU has been signed under Jammu & Kashmir Employability Enhancement Training (JEET) scheme sponsored by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
The M


Thursday, February 25, 2021Director FCS&CA reviews functioning of department in District Samba

SAMBA, FEBRUARY 25: Director, Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Jammu (FCS&CA), S. Jatinder Singh today conducted an extensive tour of Samba, Vijaypur and Bari Brahmana and reviewed the functioning and activities of the department.
He was accompanied by Assistant Director Samba, Mukhter Ahmed, TSOs and other officials of FCS&CA department.
The Director took stock of host of activities


Thursday, February 25, 2021Farooq Khan inaugurates training on “Honey Bee - indispensable Insect- Its Management for Honey Industry” at Srinagar

Asks officers to motivate youth towards establishment of bee keeping units as a lucrative vocation

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 25: The Agriculture Production and Farmers Welfare department, Kashmir, today organized a one day training cum sensitization program on “Honey Bee- the indispensable Insect- Its Management for Honey Industry” .
Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan, inaugurated the training program.
Advisor highlighted bee keeping as lucrative rural Agro- Horticulture based activ


Thursday, February 25, 2021DGP visits Handwara: Inaugurates facilities; reviews security scenario, chairs darbar of jawans at DPL

JKP/SF will work further to consolidate the gains: DGP J&K

Jammu, February 25: Director General of Police Shri Dilbag Singh today visited North Kashmir’s Handwara Police District where he inaugurated facilities for Jawans, chaired a security review meeting and also chaired a Darbar of Jawans and officers at District Police Line Handwara.
Accompanied by DIG NKR Shri M. Suleman Choudhary, the DGP was received by SP Handwara Dr. G.V. Sundeep Chakravarthy.


Thursday, February 25, 2021Allogenic stem cell, bone marrow transplant for resistant blood cancer patient performed in SKIMS

Srinagar, Feb 25: The Department of Clinical Haematology at S K Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) performed a matched sibling Allogenic Stem Cell, Bone Marrow Transplant for a patient suffering from Refractory Blood Cancer (Acute Myeloid Leukemia).
Meanwhile, Director SKIMS, Dr AG Ahangar lauded the Department of Clinical Haematology and appreciated them for conducting these rare transplants


Thursday, February 25, 2021DSC celebrate 74th Raising Day, Chinar Corps congratulate all ranks

Srinagar, Feb 25: The Chinar Corps on Thursday congratulated Defence Security Corps (DSC) and their families on the occasion of 74th Raising Day.

Taking to micro blogging site Twitter, a Defence Ministry spokesman on official account of Chinar Corps said “ Defence Security Corps (DSC) ensures protection & security of Defence Installations. On the occasion of DSC's 74th Raising Day #ChinarCorps


Thursday, February 25, 2021Traders across India to go on strike on Friday

New Delhi: Going ahead with their protest against arbitrary regulations and changes in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and alleged norm violations by e-commerce giants, traders across the country will go a day-long strike on Friday.

In a statement, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) the umbrella body which has called for the strike said that over 8 crore traders belonging to more t


Thursday, February 25, 2021Around 60 tourists from South India to become brand ambassadors of Kashmir

Srinagar, Feb 25: Around 60 tourists from South India, first largest single group since COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, presently holidaying in Kashmir, will become brand ambassadors to promote tourism which has witnessed a severe hit after the Centre directed tourists to leave the valley shortly before the abrogation of Article 370 and 35 A besides bifurcation of the Jammu and Kashmir into two U


Thursday, February 25, 2021Mercury rises as Kashmir receives light rainfall

Srinagar: Most parts of Kashmir received fresh light rainfall even as the minimum temperatures remained above sub-zero level in the valley except ski resort Gulmarg, the weatherman said on Thursday.

A meteorological department official told agencies that Srinagar recorded a low of 7.4°C against 4.2°C on the previous night.

The temperature was 5.9 degrees Celsius above the normal for thi


Thursday, February 25, 2021nCoV: India's active cases surge to 1,50,000-mark

New Delhi, Feb 25: After recording 16,738 fresh Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, India's active cases has once again mounted to 1,50,000-mark, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Thursday.

With the surge in daily infection cases, the national caseload has increased to 11,046,914.

Meanwhile, the cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered to healthcare and fron


Thursday, February 25, 2021CEO, SASB reviews preparedness for Shri Amarnathji Yatra-2021

Calls for synergised efforts for providing best facilities to the Yatris

Jammu: Principal Secretary to the Lt Governor and Chief Executive Officer, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), Nitishwar Kumar, reviewed the preparedness for the Amarnathji Yatra-2021 with the officers of the Board here at Raj Bhavan.

The CEO was briefed by Additional CEO SASB, Anup Soni about the camp-wise facilities available for the Yatris and steps being taken to further augment the


Thursday, February 25, 2021Rs 2.50 lakh gold items, Rs 25 000 cash stolen

Jammu: A gang of thieves hit a house situated in the heart of the city at Jullaka Mohalla and decamped with the gold items worth rupees two hundred and fifty lakh and cash amount of Rs 25000. The complaint in this connection was lodged by the aggrieved person namely Rajesh Kumar.

In his complaint, the complainant has alleged that he had gone to attend some function with his family. When he cam


Thursday, February 25, 2021Woman, minor girl found dead near railway track

Jammu: Vijaypur police recovered two unclaimed bodies of a woman and a minor girl near a railway track.

The bodies of the duo was laying near the railway track and accordingly Government Railway Police was informed. “ It is a part of investigation whether it is a suicide or murder”, said a senior police officer.

The bodies were taken to the district hospital for postmortem.


Thursday, February 25, 2021Centre may extend tenure of Delimitation Commission

Jammu: The Union government may extend the tenure of Delimitation Commission constituted last year to redraw Lok Sabha and Assembly Constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir as well as northeastern states due to incomplete ground work. Moreover, the extension of commission could also delay the Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir.

“The Delimitation Commission, which was constituted March 6 last year,


Thursday, February 25, 2021Transporters call off strike after 19 % fare hike

JAMMU: All Jammu and Kashmir Transporters Welfare Committee – an amalgam of various transport associations— on Wednesday called off its indefinite strike in J&K.

General Secretary, Kashmir Welfare Transporters Association, Sheikh Muhammad Yusuf, said that the decision to call of the strike was taken after government decided to increase fare by 19%.

The decision, he said, was taken at a meet


Thursday, February 25, 2021#COVID19 ||74 fresh cases, no new death

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir recorded 74 fresh COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the infection tally to 1,26,093, even as no fresh death due to the virus was reported in the past 24 hours, officials said.

Out of the fresh cases, 20 were from the Jammu division and 54 from the Kashmir division of the Union Territory, they said.

The officials said Srinagar district recorded the highest of 1


Thursday, February 25, 2021Vaccination’s 2nd phase from Mar 1

New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday announced that people over 60 years and those above 45 with comorbidities can get COVID-19 vaccine from March 1 even as it cautioned states and union territories that any laxity in implementing stringent curbs, especially in view of new virus strain observed in certain countries, could "compound the situation".

As new coronavirus cases crossed the 13,000 mark


Thursday, February 25, 2021ED raids car showroom

Jammu: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday raided a car showroom in the summer capital, Srinagar, outskirts.

Official sources said the ED sleuths raided a Tata Motors showroom, belonging to Mohammad Saleem Bakshi, at Parimpora in Srinagar outskirts with the help of security forces and police personnel.

“Security forces were deployed in strength in the area in the morning before co


Thursday, February 25, 2021Srinagar-Leh highway to reopened on Feb 28

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday announced that the Srinagar-Leh national highway will be reopened for vehicular traffic on February 28, officials said.

Kashmir Divisional Commissioner P K Pole convened a meeting to review the status of Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumri (SSG) road scheduled to be thrown open for civilian traffic from February 28, they said. On that day, the road will


Wednesday, February 24, 2021Dr. Hina Bhat inaugurates 7 day exhibition under NSSH at Samba

SAMBA, FEBRUARY 24: Vice Chairperson J & K Khadi & Village Industries Board (KVIB), Dr. Hina Shaif Bhat, today inaugurate 7 day exhibition here under National Schedule Caste Scheduled Tribe Hub (NSSH).
District Development Commissioner Samba, Rohit Khajuria; Secretary / CEO KVIB, Rashid Ahmed Qadri and senior Officers of KVIB and line Departments were also present.
Twenty-five SC/ ST unit holde


Wednesday, February 24, 2021Udyam Mela for Registration of Units concludes at Jammu

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 24: The six day “Udyam Mela” for the registration of Industrial and Service sector Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises [MSME] under Udyam concluded today here at SICOP Industrial Estate, Gangyal, Jammu.
The event was organized on the directions of Manoj Kumar Dwivedi (IAS), Commissioner/Secretary Industries & Commerce and under the guidance of Anoo Malhotra, Director Industries a


Wednesday, February 24, 2021DSEJ conducting Tamanna aptitude test on Government School students

500 faculty counsellers, Psychological task force members oriented about procedure

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 24: In a first of its kind initiative, Counselling Cell, Directorate of School Education Jammu has initiated the process for conducting Aptitude test of students of Government schools- using Tamanna Aptitude test.
To begin with, Counselling Cell DSEJ conducted two day online Orientation cum Training programme for winter school Faculty counsellors of Jammu Division.
Around 500 fa


Wednesday, February 24, 2021Chief Justice inaugurates renovated Court Complex at Pampore Pulwama

PULWAMA, FEBRUARY 24: Chief Justice of Common High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh Union Territories, Justice Pankaj Mithal accompanied by Judge Common High Court of J& K and Ladakh, Justice Ali Mohammed Magray today inaugurated renovated Munsif Court Complex at Pampore .
Principal District and Sessions Judge Pulwama, Mohammad Ibrahim Wani, Deputy Commissioner, Pulwama, Dr. Raghav Langer


Wednesday, February 24, 2021Director I&C inspects industrial units

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 24: Director Industries and Commerce Department, Jammu, Anoo Malhotra today visited the Industrial Growth Centre, Phase II, SIDCO, Samba to inspect various industrial units.
During her visit, she met with prominent industrialists and discussed with them about various issues of the Industries. She also visited and inspected the ongoing works of Common Effluent Treatment plant and


Wednesday, February 24, 2021Principal Secretary to LG reviews Jammu Smart City Projects; directs for expediting tendering and execution of ongoing works

Calls for replicating the best practices and adopting latest available IT interventions

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 24: Principal Secretary to Lieutenant Governor, Nitishwar Kumar today chaired a meeting to review the progress of Jammu Smart City projects here at Raj Bhavan.
Deputy Commissioner Jammu, and CEO Jammu Smart City Limited, Ms. Sushma Chauhan; Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation, Ms. Avny Lavasa; VC, Jammu Development Authority, Ms. Babila Rakwal; Additional CEO, Jammu Smart C


Wednesday, February 24, 2021Shopian students won 29 medals in UT level competition

SHOPIAN, FEBRUARY 24:- In five day UT level competition held at indoor complex, University of Jammu, the boys from Shopian, all age group, got first place while the girls all age group Sqay martial arts bagged 3rd place.
In total, the Shopian district won 29 medals including thirteen gold, 8 silver and 8 bronze.
Deputy Commissioner Shopian, Sachin Kumar congratulated students, who participated


Wednesday, February 24, 2021500 Conifer plants planted at IER, Srinagar

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 24: Today a Plantation Drive was undertaken under Green J&K at Industrial Estate Rangreth (IER) Srinagar. The main function of Plantation was conducted in the CAMPUS of National Institute of Fashion and Technology, Ministry of Textile Government of India during which 500 Conifer plants were planted in the campus.
The event was organized by the Urban Forestry Division, Srinagar


Wednesday, February 24, 2021CEO, SASB reviews preparedness for Shri Amarnathji Yatra-2021

Calls for synergised efforts for providing best facilities to the Yatris

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 24: Principal Secretary to the Lt Governor and Chief Executive Officer, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), Nitishwar Kumar, today reviewed the preparedness for the Amarnathji Yatra-2021 with the officers of the Board here at Raj Bhavan.
The CEO was briefed by Additional CEO SASB, Anup Soni about the camp-wise facilities available for the Yatris and steps being taken to further


Wednesday, February 24, 2021Mission Director NHM inspects examination centers at Jammu

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 24: Mission Director, National Health Mission, Jammu and Kashmir, Choudhary Mohammed Yasin, today inspected examination centres established at Jammu for selection of candidates for 6 months Certificate Course in Community Health.
Pertinently, these certificate courses in Community Health are aimed at to strengthen Primary Health Care through Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs) acr


Wednesday, February 24, 2021Asgar Samoon distributes skill certificates among students

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 24: Director Skill Development Department in collaboration with STIC Infotech on Wednesday organized a Certificate Ceremony and placement drive for its students who have completed their training course at Women Polytechnic College, Bemina Srinagar.
Principal Secretary, Skill Development Department, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, was Chief Guest on the occasion.
On the occasion, Dr


Wednesday, February 24, 2021Advisor Baseer Khan reviews functioning of I&C Department

Terms General Managers as bridge between government, entrepreneurs

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 24: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Khan, today convened a review meeting regarding functioning of Industries and Commerce Department.
The meeting held detailed deliberations on several issues concerning the working of the department like land overtaking, status of MSME units and clearance of pending MSME units at SKICC, Srinagar.
Director, Industries & Commerce, Nazi


Wednesday, February 24, 2021No death due to Coronavirus in 19 states, UTs in a day: Health Ministry

NEW DELHI: Nineteen states and union territories have not reported any death due to COVID-19 in a span of 24 hours, while India’s active cases stood at 1,46,907 accounting for 1.33 per cent of the total number of infections, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

A total of 13,742 new cases have been reported in a span of 24 hours, whereas 14,037 recoveries were registered during the sa


Wednesday, February 24, 2021Two robbers arrested, looted cash Rs 35,700 recovered in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Feb 24: Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday arrested two robbers and recovered looted cash in south Kashmir district of Kulgam, a police spokesman said this afternoon.

He said police on a tip off arrested two robbers and recovered looted cash Rs 35,700 from their possession.

He said in this connection, Case FIR No. 08/2021 U/S 392 IPC stands registered at Police Station Yaripora


Wednesday, February 24, 2021Jammu School Education's Counselling Cell trains 500 on conducting 'TAMANNA'

Jammu, Feb 24: The Counselling Cell of Directorate of School Education, Jammu in a first-of-its-kind initiative of holding Aptitude testing of students from the Government Schools has trained around 500 faculty Counselors and Psychological task force members on conducting ‘Tamanna’ (Try and Measure Aptitude and Natural Abilities).
As per official communiqué, the Counselling Cell also conducted t


Wednesday, February 24, 2021Bulbulshah's treasure: Renzu demands recreation of fact-finding committee, return of artifacts

Srinagar, Feb 24: Chairman Kashmir Society Farooq Renzu Shah on Wednesday demanded that the committee, which was formed to find the facts about the treasure of Hazrat Bulbulshah that was allegedly looted in 1937 while it was being brought to Kashmir, should be recreated and the artifacts should be returned.

The fact-finding committee by the J&K Assembly ceased to exist after August 5, 2019, wh


Wednesday, February 24, 2021Two new Delhi HC judges take oath

New Delhi, Feb 24: Two new Delhi High Court judges took oath of office on Wednesday, taking the total number of judges to 31.

Chief Justice D N Patel administered the oath of office to Justices Jasmeet Singh and Amit Bansal who were appointed as judges of the Delhi High Court on February 22.

The new appointments take the number of judges in the high court to 31 against a sanctioned strength


Wednesday, February 24, 2021Toolkit case: Court to hear Shantanu's bail plea on Thursday

New Delhi, Feb 24: A Delhi Court will be hearing on Thursday the arguments on the anticipatory bail petition filed by Shantanu Muluk in the 'Toolkit' case.

The matter was slated to be heard Wednesday but, Additional Sessions Judge Dharmendra Rana of the Patiala House Court adjourned it on the request of Additional Public Prosecutor (APP) Irfan Ahmed.

"I am seeking adjournment for physical d


Wednesday, February 24, 202143 villages along Indo-Pak border notified for reservation benefits

JAMMU: J&K government has notified 43 villages within 0-6 km along Indo-Pak border in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts for reservation benefits.

“SO 59 – In exercise of the powers conferred under clause (iiia) of rule 2 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Rules, 2005 and in amplification to notification SO-226 of 2020 of July 17, 2020, the government on the recommendations of Divisional Comm


Wednesday, February 24, 2021Govt amends CCE reservation rules

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday amended Jammu and Kashmir Combined Competitive Examination Rules (J&KCCER), 2018 by incorporating International Border (IB), Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and Pahari Speaking People (PSP) in existing ALC category besides carrying out certain other changes.
In this regard, the order issued by Manoj Kumar Dwivedi Commissioner Secretary to the


Wednesday, February 24, 2021Be good will ambassadors of J&K: LG Sinha to tourists

Lt Guv for replicating successful farming model

Jammu: The Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha asked tourists to goodwill ambassadors of Jammu & Kashmir and carry the message to your respective areas that Union Territory is an ideal and safe tourist destination. Moreover, he also called for replicating the success stories of innovative and progressive farmers from across the country in the union territory through transmission of ideas and knowle


Wednesday, February 24, 2021PDD earmarks Rs 5-cr for safety equipment to prevent accidents

Jammu: An amount of Rs 5 crore has been earmarked by the Jammu and Kashmir Power Development Department (PDD) for safety equipment to arrest the accidental deaths and injuries to its field staff, an official spokesman said on Tuesday.
The department has also decided to observe 'Safety Day' every month to make the field workers aware about safety issues by conducting mock safety drills and use of


Wednesday, February 24, 2021Chargesheet filed against ex-GAD Official

SRINAGAR: Anti-Corruption Bureau (North Kashmir), produced Charge Sheet before the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge, Anti-Corruption, Baramulla in Case FIR No. 01/2020 U/S 7(a) P.C Act, 1988 of P/S VOK (Now ACB) against Nazir Ahmad Pir, the then Accounts Officer, Gulmarg Development Authority.
The instant case was registered on the basis of the written complaint lodged by complainant who had repai


Wednesday, February 24, 2021Active caseload falls below 1.5L

NEW DELHI: India’s tally of active COVID-19 cases fell below the 1.5-lakh mark on Tuesday and was pegged at 1,47,306, comprising 1.34 per cent of the total caseload, the Union Health Ministry said, highlighting 21 states and UTs have not reported fresh fatalities in a 24-hour-period.
A total of 10,584 new infections and 13,255 recoveries were recorded in a span of 24 hours, leading to a net decl


Wednesday, February 24, 2021Man opens fire over land dispute

Jammu: A man opened fire Tuesday during a scuffle between two groups over a land dispute in the Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, a police official said.
While the person fired two shots in the air, injuring nobody, he himself got injured in legs as he fell down when people tried to overpower him, the official said.
The incident took place at Thali-Badi village of Kathua town and five peopl


Wednesday, February 24, 2021Transporters defer strike

Jammu: All Jammu and Kashmir Transporters Welfare Committee – an amalgam of various transport associations— on Tuesday deferred by a day its indefinite strike which was scheduled to begin from Wednesday.
General Secretary, Kashmir Welfare Transporters Association, Sheikh Muhammad Yusuf said that a meeting is scheduled on February 24 afternoon with Finance Commissioner, Finance Department, who


Tuesday, February 23, 2021Principal GMC & AH reviewes development works of SMGS hospital and MCH Gandhi Nagar Hospital

Safety Audits shall be done in SMGS soon

A meeting was held under the chairpersonship of Dr. Shashi Sudhan Sharma, Principal Govt. Medical College and Associated Hospitals to review the development works in SMGS hospital and Maternal Child Health (MCH) Hospital Gandhi Nagar at SMGS Jammu on tuesday.

During the meeting the PMC was apprised that the tendering for the installation of AC’s for thalassemia ward has been completed and the


Tuesday, February 23, 2021DC Kathua chairs CAB meeting to review Child Protection measures

KATHUA, FEBRUARY 23: District Development Commissioner, Kathua, Om Prakash today chaired a meeting of Child Line Advisory Board to review Child protection scenario in the district.
While reviewing the measures taken by different departments, the DDC called for maintaining close coordination among the different departments and agencies to safeguard the rights of the Child, besides providing the


Tuesday, February 23, 2021Secretary RDD reviews progress under MGNREGA, PMAY in Ramban district

Calls for fortnightly payment of wages

RAMBAN, FEBRUARY 23: Secretary Rural Development Department, Sheetal Nanda today reviewed the functioning of the department and implementation of flagship schemes in district Ramban at a day-long meeting, held at Batote.
The meeting was attended by Director RDD, Jammu, Sudershan Kumar; Addl. Secretary RDD Pran Singh; Joint Director Planning, Subash Chander Sharma; Assistant Commissioner


Tuesday, February 23, 2021Lt Governor inaugurates 2-day long Innovative Farmers Conference on “Farmer Led Innovations for Enhancing Farm Income” at SKUAST Jammu

With transmission of ideas and knowledge sharing, success stories of innovative and progressive farmers from across the country can be replicated in J&K: LG

•LG lays foundation stones for Sports facility and Community Park in University campus; inspects exhibitions and stalls demonstrated by innovative farmers
•Releases books on success stories of innovative farmers and other farming-related informative publications in local languages
JAMMU, FEBRUARY 23: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today called for replicating the success stories of innova


Tuesday, February 23, 2021DDC Pulwama inaugurates awareness/ training program for farmers at Pulwama

PULWAMA, FEBRUARY 22: The Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare department, Pulwama today organised awareness cum training program on Soil Health Management at Nikas, here.
The programme was organised with an aim to raise awareness among people about the protection and proper usage of land.
The camp was inaugurated by District Development Commissioner (DDC) Pulwama, Dr Raghav Langer.


Tuesday, February 23, 2021DC Bla provides Rs 1 lac Cash assistance among Uri Fire Victims

Announces Rs 04 lacs Cash compensation for NoK of the 3 deceased persons

BARAMULLA, FEBRUARY 23: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Baramulla, Mohammad Aijaz Asad today provided a cash assistance of Rs 1 lac among the next of kins of those who lost their lives in a massive fire incident that took place at Sultandeki, Uri.
In addition to the cash assistance, the DC also announced cash compensation to the tune of Rs 04 lakh among the NoK of the deceased as permissible unde


Tuesday, February 23, 2021Baramulla Traders Federation calls on DC

BARAMULLA, FEBRUARY 23: A delegation of Traders Federation Baramulla led by its President today called on Deputy Commissioner (DC) Baramulla, Mohammad Aijaz Asad and appraised him about their grievances and demands pertaining to the development and promotion of commercial activities in the district.
The delegation demanded relocation of street vendors at suitable places in order to decongest t


Tuesday, February 23, 2021DDC Kupwara reviews implementation of Mining Plan

KUPWARA, FEBRUARY 23: The District Development Commissioner (DDC), Kupwara, Imam Din today convened a meeting of District Level Task Force Committee (DLTFC) to review the Mining Plan of Kupwara district.
The meeting discussed threadbare various issues regarding extraction of minor minerals including sand, bajri and boulders from various Nallahs of the district.
The members of the Committee appr


Tuesday, February 23, 2021Director Handicrafts & Handloom, Kashmir visits CCSC, Noorbagh

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 23: The Director Handicrafts and Handloom, Kashmir, Mahmood Ahmad Shah today visited the Crewel-Chain Stitch Cluster (CCSC) Noorbagh, to evaluate the production and quality workshop being held at Block Handicrafts Office Safakadal, here.
The 10 days workshop has been organised by the domain Experts identified by the Project Management Unit under the World Bank sponsored Jhel


Tuesday, February 23, 2021Arrangements for opening of Margan, Sinthan Top roads reviewed at Anantnag

ANANTNAG, FEBRUARY 23: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Anantnag, Anshul Garg today convened a meeting of the concerned officers to review the opening of Margan and Sinthan Top roads at DC office, here.
The meeting was informed that out of 24 kilometres road length from Gawran to Margan Top, 08 kilometres have been cleared. The DC directed the Ex. Engineers of PMGSY and MED, to mobilize their men


Tuesday, February 23, 2021Handicrafts department organises awareness camp for Artisans at Qazigund

ANANTNAG, FEBRUARY 23: The Handicrafts Department, Anantnag today organised a one day awareness camp at Qazigund, here to aware the participants regarding various welfare schemes and programmes of the department.
The camp was inaugurated by AD Handicrafts/Handlooms Anantnag, Abhimanyu Singh.
While addressing the artisans, the AD said that the camps are being organised to aware the artisans ab


Tuesday, February 23, 2021Two weeks entrepreneurship program begins at MSME, DI Srinagar

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 23: The two weeks entrepreneurship programme for participants from different educational backgrounds began today at Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Development Institute, Sanatghar here.
The programme has been organised by MSME, DI under the aegis of Ministry of MSME, Government of India.
Assistant Director, in charge MSME Saheel Alaqband said that th


Tuesday, February 23, 2021Director Tourism Kmr, DDC B’gam visit Doodhpathri

Rs. 100 Crore to be spent for infrastructure development of Doodhpathri, Yousmarg, Tosamadaan

BUDGAM, FEBRUARY 23: The Director Tourism Kashmir, Dr. G N Itoo along with District Development Commissioner (DDC) Budgam, Shahbaz Ahmed Mirza today visited tourist resort Doodhpathri, to review the preparedness amid upcoming tourist season.
The Director during the visit convened a meeting of concerned officers to review the status of implementation of Draft Master Plan designed and prepared for


Tuesday, February 23, 2021Bulletin on Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19)

JK reports 94 new positive cases, 123298 recovered so far

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 23-The Government on Tuesday informed that 94 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 22from Jammu division and 72 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 126019.Also 01 COVID-19 death has been reported from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 62 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discha


Tuesday, February 23, 2021Safety to be the focus of PDD operations this year: Kansal

Rs 5 crore earmarked for Safety Equipment

Safety Isolators, Earthing Rods on all 11KV Feeders
JAMMU, FEBRUARY 23: With an aim to arrest the accidental deaths and injuries to the field staff of Power Development Department and taking care of its field employees, the Department has directed its field offices to immediately focus on relevant safety measures and to ensure that there is no loss of human life. As part of this effort, the de


Tuesday, February 23, 2021Honour sacrifice of J&K police, end disparity in risk allowance: AP

Srinagar, Feb 23: Expressing serious concern over the disparity faced by the Jammu and Kashmir police personnel with regard to risk allowance being disbursed to other security agencies, Apni Party (AP) on Tuesday said police always remained on forefront during counter insurgency operations in the Union Territory (UT).

In a statement here this afternoon AP spokesperson Javid Hassan Baigh said t


Tuesday, February 23, 2021APSCC asks members of Sikh community to stay away from delimitation exercise

Srinagar, Feb 23: Asking members of the Sikh community to stay away from delimitation exercise, All Party Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) demanded reservation for minorities of the Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory (UT).

Since no reservation has been kept or announced for minorities of the UT, the members of the Sikh community will not participate in any delimitation exercise, APSCC chairm


Tuesday, February 23, 2021Soldier killed in accidental firing in Jammu

SRINAGAR: An Army soldier was killed in an accidental firing during training here on Tuesday, a defence spokesman said.

Gunner Sayan Ghosh of Artillery Regiment suffered fatal injury due to a firing accident while carrying out live firing training at the field firing range (in Akhnoor sector), the spokesman said.

He said the incident occurred around 10.30 am adding further details are being


Tuesday, February 23, 2021Terrorism, sedition charges framed against Aasiya Andrabi

New Delhi, Feb 23 : Terrorism and sedition charges have been framed against Kashmiri separatist and Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chief Aasiya Andrabi for allegedly conspiring to commit terror acts and waging war against the country with support from Pakistan.

On February 20, Andrabi and two of her associates — Sofi Fehmeeda and Nahida Nasreen — were put on trial by Special Judge Parveen Singh of Patiala


Tuesday, February 23, 2021Indian Air Chief Marshal on 3-day visit to Dhaka

FEB 23: The Indian Air Force Chief Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhaduaria arrived in Dhaka on Monday on a three day visit on the invitation of his Bangladeshi counterpart Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat. He is accompanied by a two member delegation.

The IAF Chief is scheduled to pay a courtesy call on the Air Force and Army Chiefs of Bangladesh and other senior officials of the cou


Tuesday, February 23, 2021'Indian Coast Guards feeding stranded Rohingyas on high seas'

Kolkata, Feb 23: Indian Coast Guards vessels have reached a boat carrying 90 Rohingya refugees and three Bangladesh crewmen which drifted into India’s territorial waters a day back.

Humanitarian groups monitoring the plight of the stranded Rohingya group on high sea said the Indian Coast Guards have given them some food and water, but a full rescue operation has not yet happened.

“The last


Tuesday, February 23, 2021Six arrested for illegal termination of rape victim's pregnancy in J-K's Ganderbal

Srinagar: Police arrested six persons, including a doctor, for allegedly terminating the pregnancy of a minor rape victim in Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

Police received information from the liaisoning officer deputed with the minor rape victim that she was subjected to compulsive delivery of a baby by an unidentified doctor and that the infant might have been kille


Tuesday, February 23, 2021JK admin submits Rs 198-cr development plan for Mansar to Centre

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has submitted a Rs 198-crore plan for the development of Samba districts's famous Mansar belt to the Centre under the Swadesh darshan scheme, officials said.

This was revealed by the officials at a meeting headed by Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor Baseer Ahmad Khan to review the ongoing projects of the tourism department, they said

Khan said th


Tuesday, February 23, 2021PHE daily wager's suicide sparks protests in Poonch

JAMMU: The death of a PHE daily wager sparked a protest in Poonch town late Monday evening as the members of his family, joined by locals and other relatives, took to street alleging that he had committed suicide due to financial stress on account of low wages.

The deceased has been identified as Fayaz Ahmed, son of Wali Mohammad, resident of Bandi Chechian in Poonch.

The protesters, who in


Tuesday, February 23, 2021Long term bureaucratic rule has stymied progress of J&K, compounded peoples miseries: NC

Srinagar: The National Conference (NC) alleged that long term bureaucratic rule has stymied progress and compounded peoples miseries in Jammu and Kashmir.

An NC spokesperson said that General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar made these allegations while chairing a meeting here on Monday. “The absence of democracy and long spell of bureaucratic rule has stymied the entire region. The bureaucrats ha


Tuesday, February 23, 2021PM Modi likely to visit J&K

JAMMU: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi likely to visit Jammu and Kashmir in the last week of this month, which will be his first visit of completion of DDC polls.
As per the reports, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit in the last week of February, inaugurate some infrastructure and development projects in the Union Territory.
However, there isPrime Minister’s Office (PMOs) and the a


Tuesday, February 23, 2021J&K orders addition of 43 border villages for IB reservation benefits

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday added 43 more border villages to enable them for availing benefits of reservation to the persons residing in the areas adjoining the International Border (IB) in direct recruitment, professional institutions and post graduate courses.

Among 43 villages, which were in the list of IB reservation, 21 villages are from district Jammu, 17 from distr


Tuesday, February 23, 2021Admin rescheduled reopening of schools

Jammu: The government on Monday rescheduled date for reopening of schools for elementary classes in Jammu and Kashmir.

The government said that the schools will only reopen on March-01 for the students’ of 9th to 12th standard and the students of elementary classes will reopen for physical academic activities from March-08.

In this regard, an order was issued by the administrative secretary


Tuesday, February 23, 2021Working to become world’s major exporters in Def: PM

NEW DELHI: Noting the country’s growing capabilities in the Defence sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said India is exporting defence equipment to more than 40 countries and working towards becoming one of the major exporters in the world.

Speaking at the webinar for effective implementation of Union Budget provisions in the Defence Sector, PM Modi said, “Today, we are exporting d


Tuesday, February 23, 2021MeT predicts snowfall

Srinagar: Amid rise in minimum as well as maximum temperature, the weatherman here has predicted moderate snowfall across Jammu and Kashmir from Friday (February 26).

Deputy Director Meteorological department (MeT), Mukhtar Ahmad said that there is a possibility of moderate snowfall across J&K from Feb 26.

He said that the wet spell will begin on February 26 and will continue till 27 evenin


Tuesday, February 23, 2021Bird flu case in Anantnag

Srinagar: A case of H5N8 (Avian influenza) also known as bird flu has been reported from Arbal area of Dooru in south Kashmir's Anantnag district.

Officials said that before ten days few crows were found dead in Arbal Dooru after which the sample was taken which has come out as positive.

They said soon after the confirmation of the case, a rapid response team has been deployed in the area.


Tuesday, February 23, 2021VL-SRSAM launched twice

BALASORE: Indigenously developed and designed vertical launch short range surface-to-air missile (VL-SRSAM) for Indian Navy by DRDO has undergone two successful launches here on Monday, official sources said.

The missile is capable of neutralising various aerial threats at close ranges, a DRDO statement said.

The sleek surface-to-air missile was test fired in the afternoon from a ground mob


Tuesday, February 23, 20214 police officers transferred to ACB

JAMMU: The J&K government on Monday transferred four police officers to Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) while another was repatriated to Home Department for further posting.

According to order issued by Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, Commissioner/Secretary to the Government, “ In the interest of Government, Gurmeet Singh, WS (2007), Dy. CO IR-17th Bn, Abhisheikh Sharma, JKIDS (2008), Dy. CO JKAP-13th Bn, S