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Wednesday, September 19, 2018SKPA Udhampur conducts capacity building programme for police functionaries

Udhampur: Three days state level capacity building training programme on Social Defence issues for Police Functionaries was organized at Sher-I-Kashmir Police Academy Udhampur.
The programme which was started on September 17, 2018 was sponsored by National Institute of Social Defence, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment GOI.
Sh. K.S Parihar, Hon’ble Principal District and Session Judge Udh

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Conference of DCs, SSPs

Focus on delivering systemic, rapid development: CS to Officers

Calls for timely, outcome-based redress of public grievances
SRINAGAR: Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam Wednesday asked the Deputy Commissioners to closely monitor the ongoing projects and schemes and take proactive measures to ensure completion the lingering projects in their respective districts.
“Incidentally, this Conference coincides with the completion of 3 months of the Governor’s rule

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Tourism Department organizes one day hiking camp at Samba

SAMBA: To promote the adventure tourism and show case the rich cultural and heritage of Samba, the Tourism Department organized one day hiking camp for the students here today .
The camp was organized on the occasion of 'Paryatan Parv' celebrations.
On the occasion, ADDC Samba Pankaj Magotra flagged off the batch of hiking camp at Mansar morh.
A large number of students of different colleges a

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Shahbaz visits Samba, Kathua to review progress of DILRMP

SAMBA: Commissioner Surveys and Land Records (ex officio settlement Commissioner) Shahbaz Ahmed Mirza today visited district Samba and Kathua to review the progress of implementation of Digital India Land Records Modernization programme (DILRMP).
The Commissioner was accompanied by ADDC Samba Pankaj Magotra , ADC Samba Arun Manhas, ADC Kathua Ghanshyam Singh , ACR Samba Kulbhushan Khajuria, ACR Kathua Jatinder Mishra and Tehsildar with CS&LR Kunal Sharma.
He was apprised that 3.96 lakh and 4.12 lakh revenue documents have been scanned in District Samba and Kathua respectively.He was further

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Excise officials seize 1000 kgs polythene

LAKHANPUR: The sleuths of Excise Department at Toll Post, Mandi Mendikern foiled a major bid to smuggle polythene into the state by seizing 1000 kgs of banned polythene.
The drive was carried out as per the directions of Talat Parvez Rohella, Excise Commissioner.
The checking team on inspection of a vehicle reporting at the Toll Post Mandi for clearance was found loaded with polythene covered under bakery products.
The whole operation was supervised by Deputy Excise Commissioner, Ashish Kumar Gupta and carried out by Excise & Taxation Officers, Abhiskahe Abrol, Inspector G.P. Singh along w

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Registration open for First International Skill & Upskilling Training Program For Startups

10 international industry experts to train local entrepreneurs

SRINAGAR: J&K Skill Development Mission (JKSDM) in partnership with BRIDGE International is starting first of its kind in J&K, International Skill & Upskilling Training program from next week. The program is part of JKSDM’s efforts for inculcating entrepreneurial culture among the skilled youth of the state.
This 12 weeks long program would focus on the themes such as sales & growth, finance & accounting, branding & marketing, human resource management, team building, service excellence and future technologies and will be taught by Eddie Lee, Co-Founder & Group CEO, New Union Holding, Jason

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Gurvinderjit takes assumes charge as ADC Udhampur

UDHAMPUR: Gurvinderjit Singh joined office and took over charge as new Additional Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur, here today.
Joint Director Planning, Rajeev Bhushan, other district officers and staff were present on the occasion.
After assuming the charge, he interacted with the officers and staff members. He also extended best wishes to the outgoing ADC, Krishan Lal for his new assignment as ADC, Poonch.

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Labour Dept Ramban organizes awareness camp

RAMBAN: To make the people aware about the labour laws and various schemes of Jammu and Kashmir Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (JKBOCWWB), Labour Department Ramban organized awareness camp at Sawalakote, here today.
During the camp, Assistant Labour Commissioner (ALC) Ramban, Rakesh Arora while interacting, briefed the participants about various labour laws enacted for the upliftment of the labour class and how the labourers can avail benefits under different schemes.
He stressed upon the workers to register with Buildings and Other Construction Workers Welfare Boar

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Implementation of DAY-NRLM: GoI extends Special Package for JK

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi today approved extension of timeline for implementation of the Special Package under DeendayalAntyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) for Jammu & Kashmir for another year during 2018-19.
The Cabinet also approved allocation of funds to the State under DAY-NRLM on a need basis for implementation of the Special Package without linking it with poverty ratio. There is no additional financial implication as the approval is to extend the timeline to cover two thirds of the vulnerable households in th

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Vyas for comprehensive mechanism to promote SSI sector in JK

Chairs BoDs meetings of SIDCO, SICOP

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor B B Vyas today directed for framing a comprehensive mechanism to effectively promote small-scale industrial sector in the state so that the aspiring entrepreneurs are provided with the necessary support.
The Advisor was speaking at the twin Board of Directors Meetings of Jammu and Kashmir State Industrial Development Corporation (SIDCO) and Jammu and Kashmir Small S

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018PDD regularizes 63711 connections under SAUBHAGYA scheme

Div com directs DCs to start intense drive to curb illegal power connections

SRINAGAR: On the directions of the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan, PDD has regularized 63711 electricity connections under SAUBHAGYA scheme across the Valley.
SAUBHAGYA or Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana was flagged off in September 2017 with the objective of electrifying all left-out households.
It was given out that the approved budget for the implementation of SAUBHAGYA scheme in Kashmir division is Rs 358.95 crore and 98947 electricity connections are pending which will be regularized by November 2018.
To achieve 100 per cent electrification under SAUBHA

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018DC Srinagar visits Zadibal

Takes firsthand appraisal of arrangements for ongoing Muharram proceedings

SRINAGAR: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Wednesday visited Zadibal here and took a firsthand appraisal of arrangements various departments have made for smooth observance of ongoing Muharram proceedings there.
The DC undertook a walking tour around the area inspecting the facilities different departments have put in place there. He inspected the implementation of instru

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Official panel headed by CS to review records of IAS cadre

SRINAGAR: Governor’s Administration today constituted a high-level Committee to review the records of members of the Indian Administrative Service of J&K cadre, under rule 16(3) of the All India Services (Death-cum-Retirement Benefits) Rules, 1958.
According to the order, the committee will be headed by Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam.
The members of the Committee are Vice Chairman/ Director General, J&K Institute of Management, Public Administration and Rural Development Lokesh Dutt Jha, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Coal, Government of India, Suresh Kumar, Commissioner/Secretary to

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018JK Accounts Employees Association expresses gratitude to Governor, Advisors, CS

SRINAGAR: J&K Accounts Employees Association has expressed gratitude to the Governor Satya Pal Malik, Advisors to Governor, B B Vyas, K Vijay Kumar & Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam and Principal Secretary Finance, Navin K Choudhary for allotting accounts cadre, the responsibilities regarding allocation and expenditure of plan funds in the State.
The Association said it had remained a long pending demand of the accounts cadre and now by virtue of hard work of Principal Secretary Finance, State Administrative Council (SAC) has finally approved the proposal. The JKAEA h

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Union Ministry delegation visits Pulwama to review progress under BBBP initiative

PULWAMA: A delegation of Union Ministry led by Assistant Secretary Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, Amit Pal Singh today visited here to review the functioning and implementation of BetiBachaoBetiPadhao (BBBP) programme.
The BBBP initiative was launched throughout the country in 2015 to address the trend of declining child sex ratio (CSR).
During the visit, Assistant Secretary expressed his satisfaction over the efforts taken in the district to improve the sex ratio. He praised the efforts of the ICDS and converging departments who adopted local practices and

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018DM Baramulla orders deposition of licensed arms

BARAMULLA: According to District Magistrate Baramulla, all the civilians and retired forces personnel possessing valid arms licenses have been directed to deposit their arms/ammunition at their local police stations within the period of five days.
The order has been issued to ensure smooth conduct of ensuing Municipal/Panchayat elections 2018.

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Driving test every Saturday in Bandipora

BANDIPORA: According to Assistant Regional Transport Officer Bandipora, driving trial tests earlier scheduled on every Thursday shall now be held on every Saturday now.
The applicants should prepare themselves for the tests on every Saturday as per the set instructions, he added.

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018GGHSS Anantnag organizes sanitation awareness rally

ANANTNAG: A sanitation awareness rally was organized by Government Girls Higher Secondary School (GGHSS) Anantnag (Ranibagh) today, in which a large number of students participated.
The rally was flagged-off by the ADC Anantnag Showkat Ahmad Rather. The rally passed through various parts of the town wherein participants carried placards highlighting the importance of cleanliness and sanitation especially in educational institutions, hospitals and other public places.
During the rally, emphasis was laid on the ban on the use of polythene and other such products. The Principal of the institut

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018MCC: DM Kupwara bans public rallies

KUPWARA: District Magistrate Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir, today issued an order banning holding of public rallies without permission.
According to the order, in view of the Municipal and Panchayat Elections 2018, no rally is allowed within the jurisdiction of District Kupwara without seeking prior permission from District Election Officer Kupwara. A strict action shall be initiated against the violators as warranted under law.
Anyone requires any clarification, may contact the Additional District Development Commissioner Kupwara who is the Nodal Officer for Model Code of Conduct (MCC) for the

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Workshop on Disaster Management concludes at Baramulla

BARAMULLA: As part of the Sustainable Reduction in Disaster Risk (SRDR) being sponsored by the Divisional Administration Kashmir, two days training workshop on " Updation of District Disaster Management Plan" today concluded at Dak Bungalow Baramulla.
The workshop was attended by representatives of various departments, volunteers, functionaries of District Disaster Management Authority and various others.
The workshop was organized by J&K Institute of Management, Public Administration and Rural Development (JKIMPARD). Additional Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Farooq Ahmad Baba was the chief

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Govt GHSS Anantnag organizes Sanitation rally

ANANTNAG: A sanitation rally was organized by Government Girls Higher Secondary School Anantnag (Ranibagh) today, in which a large number of students participated.
The rally was flagged off by the ADC Anantnag Showkat Ahmad Rather. The rally passed through various parts of the town, carrying placards regarding the importance of cleanliness and sanitation especially in educational institutions, hospitals and other public places. Emphasis was given on the ban on the use of polythene and other such products. The Principal of the institution, DEPO Anantnag and teachers accompanied the rally.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2018Annual Day function held at GGHSS Ganderbal

Dir Education calls for inculcating reading habits among students

GANDERBAL: Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Ganderbal today celebrated its annual day at School premises, Ganderbal. The students presented various cultural items depicting different cultures and dances from Kashmiri culture.
The function was presided by Director Education Kashmir, Dr. G.N Itoo and other officers who were present on the occasion included Joint Director Education, Centra

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Information Dept organizes symposium on “Role of Youth in Disaster Management”

RAMNAGAR: District Information Centre, Udhampur organized a symposium on "Role of Youth in Disaster Management" at Keshav Vidya Kendra High School Ramnagar here today.
Principal of the host school, Renu Gupta was the chief guest on the occasion.
13 Students of the institution participated in the contest and expressed their views on the topic.
Sagun Kharka was adjudged as best speaker in the co

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Owners of Mules/Horses asked to get their animal tested at VD Ban Ganga

JAMMU: All the owners/handless of Mules/Horses of Udhampur, Reasi, Katra and adjoining areas who have engaged their animals on the track of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji and Shivkhori asked to get all their animals tested at the Veterinary Dispensary (VD), Ban Ganga, Katra for the glanders disease.
Pertinent to mention that Glanders also known as “equine” “Farcy “and “mallous”, is an infectious disease that occurs primarily in horses, mules and donkeys. As the disease is zoonotic in nature, can be transmitted to human being. Dogs, Cats and Goats can also be infected by this disease. It is caused

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018ULB Polls: Training imparted to ROs & AROs

KATHUA: A training programme for Returning Officers (ROs) and Assistant Returning Officers (AROs) was organized here today under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner Rohit Khajuria who is also the District Election Officer (DEO). The aim is to update them about the forthcoming Municipal Elections (ME).
District Level Master Trainers sensitized the participants about Model Code o

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Cleanliness drive under ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ held at Udhampur

UDHAMPUR: As a part of the celebration of ongoing ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ campaign a joint sanitation drive was conducted by District Information Center, Udhampur in which local shopkeepers, employees of Information department and Municipalities participated.
The sanitation drive was held at Ward Number 2 here today.
District Information Officers, Sajad Bashir Somberia while interacting with shopke

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Governor inaugurates conference of Deputy Commissioners, District SSsP

Emphasizes public welfare-oriented governance

SRINAGAR: Governor Satya Pal Malik inaugurated a one-day conference of Deputy Commissioners and District Senior Superintendents of Police at the Sher-e-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC), here today.
Advisors to Governor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, K Vijay Kumar and B B Vyas; BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Dilbag Singh, DGP; Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to Governor, Administrativ

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Advisor Kumar hears public delegations, individuals at Srinagar

Assures people for timely resolution of issues; Asks officers to act on people's grievances

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today held Grievance Redressal Camp at JK Governor's Grievance Cell where he met several public delegations and individuals who apprised him about their issues and demands.
During the Public Grievance Camp, 20 delegations and 27 individuals turned up at JKGGC to apprise the Advisor of their grievances and sought his intervention in ensuring outcome-ba

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Advisor Kumar to hear public grievances in Srinagar every Tuesday

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar will now be hearing to public grievances at JK Governor's Grievance Cell in Srinagar on every Tuesday instead of Wednesday.
The government order issued in this regard reads, 'K Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Governor shall now hear to public grievances on every Tuesday in Srinagar at Grievance Cell, Church Lane, Sonwar from 10:00 to 12:00 pm, instead of on Wednesday.
The general public is hereby advised to visit JKGGC on every Tuesday to meet the Advisor K Vijay Kumar for registering their grievances/demands and timely resolution.

 

Wednesday, September 19, 20182 BSF troopers, civilian killed in Jammu-Srinagar highway accident

Jammu, Sep 19: Two Border Security Force (BSF) troopers and a civilian driver were killed on Wednesday in a road accident on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, police said.

The driver of a truck on its way from Jammu to Srinagar lost control of the vehicle which rolled down into a gorge in the Bannihal area, police said.

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Nine injured in Bandipora road accident

Srinagar, Sep 19: Nine passengers on Wednesday sustained injuries after the vehicle in which they were traveling in met with an accident in Bandipora village.

Reports said that a vehicle bearing registration number JK05, 6966 was on its way to Naidkhai when the driver of the vehicle lost control on his speed and vehicle turned turtle.

In the mishap nine passengers including a woman were in

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Two trucks rams into shops in Ganderbal

Srinagar, Sep 19: Two shops were badly damaged when two tippers trucks rammed into them on Wednesday in the central district of Ganderbal, official sources said.

They said two tippers, while trying to overtake each other at main market Barsoosa Lar in Ganderbal district, ploughed into the shops trying to avoid a collision.

Both the shops were damaged. However, there was no report of any los

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Advisor Kumar to hear public grievances in Srinagar every Tuesday

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 19: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar will now be hearing to public grievances at JK Governor's Grievance Cell in Srinagar on every Tuesday instead of Wednesday.

The government order issued in this regard reads, 'K Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Governor shall now hear to public grievances on every Tuesday in Srinagar at Grievance Cell, Church Lane, Sonwar from 10:00 to 12:00 pm

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Advisor Kumar hears public delegations, individuals at Srinagar

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 19: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today held Grievance Redressal Camp at JK Governor's Grievance Cell where he met several public delegations and individuals who apprised him about their issues and demands.

During the Public Grievance Camp, 20 delegations and 27 individuals turned up at JKGGC to apprise the Advisor of their grievances and sought his intervention in en

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Governor inaugurates Conference of Deputy Commissioners and District SSPs

Srinagar, September 19: Governor Satya Pal Malik inaugurated a one day conference of Deputy Commissioners and District Senior Superintendent of Police at the Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre, here today.

Advisors to Governor Sh. Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, Sh. K. Vijay Kumar and Sh. B.B. Vyas; Sh. BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Sh. Dilbag Singh, DGP; Sh. Umang Narula, Principal Se

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Pak troops slit BSF jawan's throat; high alert sounded along border

Jammu, Sep 19: Pakistani troops have slit the throat of a BSF jawan along the international border (IB) near Jammu, an incident that may further escalate the tension between the two countries.

The brutal and "unprecedented" incident that took place in the Ramgarh sector on Tuesday has prompted the security forces to issue a "high alert" across the entire IB and the Line of Control (LoC) even

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Dozens of shia mourners detained, Muharram procession foiled in Srinagar

Srinagar, Sep 19: Dozens of Shia mourners were on Wednesday detained to foil the Muharram procession in summer capital, Srinagar on the 8th day of Muharram.

Large number of mourners who had come from different parts of the city had assembled at Batamaloo.

However, when they tried to march towards civil lines, large number of security forces and state police personnel deployed in the area i

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Mouners took out Muharram processions in Kargil

Kargil, Sep 19: Thousands of Shia mouners on Wednesday took out processions in this border district of Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir.

Members of the community took out a procession and marched through different streets, including Main Bazar and culminated at Hussani Park and Islamia school premises.

The processionists reciting Marcia and verses of holy Quran also raised slogans agains

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Police has issued an advisory to the general public regarding today's restriction

SRINAGAR, SEP 19: Srinagar Police has issued an advisory to the general public regarding today's restrictions in the city and the route diversions.

In view of the restrictions imposed under section 144 CrPC today in the Srinagar city in the areas falling under police station Shaheedgunj, Batmaloo, Shergiri, Kothibagh, Ram Munshi Bagh, Maisuma and Kralkhud to regulate Muharram processions, cert

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018ADMINISTRATIVE RESTRUCTURING Expenditure allocation powers shifted to Finance Department

PD&MD to act as Monitoring Deptt; Commercial courts coming up

SRINAGAR: In a major administrative restructuring, the State Administrative Council (SAC)—equivalent to cabinet in popular government, today transferred the expenditure allocation powers from the Planning Department to the Finance Department.

Under the new move, the expenditure functions including allocation of resources, authorization, releases, revalidation, re-appropriation etc, earlier per

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018BSF Jawan martyred in Pak firing

LoC breached in Poonch; CRPF man injured in Valley

JAMMU/SRINAGAR: A BSF Head Constable was killed after a patrolling party of the frontier guarding force was fired upon by Pakistan from across the border Tuesday morning, hours after the enemy nation opened heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district.

Another CRPF trooper was injured when terrorists carried out a midnight attack on the paramilitary forces camp in Pulwama distric

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Notification issued for ULB polls’s phase-I

SRINAGAR: The Chief Electoral Officer Shaleen Kabra Tuesday issued notification for the conduct of the first phase of Municipal Polls in the state, to be held on October 8.

As per the notification, in Jammu Division the elections will be held in Phase-I in Jammu Municipal Corporation ( wards 1 to 75), Municipal Committee Bishnah (1 to 13 wards), Municipal Committee Arnia (1 to 13 wards), Munic

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Malik to chair conference of DCs, SPs today

SRINAGAR: Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday will chair the state-level conference of all District Development Commissioners (DDCs) and District Police Heads--Superintendents of Police.

The all important conference will be held at Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC) here on 19th September from 11.00 am.

The conference would also be attended by the Advisors to Governor,

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018#VasudhaivaKutumbakam Without Muslims, there will be no Hindutva in India: Bhagwat

‘RSS doesn't interfere in govt policies, functioning’

NEW DELHI: Often under attack for its "exclusionary" agenda, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday said there will be no "Hindu rashtra" without Muslims in India and Hindutva encompasses fraternity and unity in diversity.

He also rubbished speculation of the RSS influencing the government's functioning, asserting that the Sangh does not dictate the BJP's politics or policies of its government, bu

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Guv briefed on security situation

SRINAGAR: A top BSF official and a senior Army official on Tuesday briefed Governor Satya Pal Malik about the security situation and their operations in the state.

"Lt Gen Y K Joshi, General Officer Commanding of Army's 14 Corps, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here. Lt Gen Joshi briefed the governor regarding the situation along the Line of Control and the Line of Actual Contro

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Major Gogoi attached, will face ‘Summary of Evidence’

SRINAGAR: The Army has shifted Major Leetul Gogoi, who was at the centre of the ‘human shield’ controversy, out of his unit and attached to local formation headquarters after being indicted by an Army Court of Inquiry (CoI) for “fraternising” with a local woman in Srinagar, officials said on Tuesday.

Last month, the CoI instituted by the Army indicted Gogoi, an officer with 53 Rashtriya Rifles

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Jammu Gandola Project HC asks AAG to file affidavit, MD CCC to appear in person

JAMMU: Taking cognizance of the delay in the much-anticipated projects concerning the winter capital—the artificial lake in River Tawi and Gandola project from Mubarakh Mandi to Bahu Fort, the state High Court on Tuesday has directed the state government to file an affidavit in this connection.

The court was hearing a Public Interest Litigation, seeking clarification from the government on the

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Def Min approves procurement of military equipment @Rs 9100 crore No proposal to downsize Indian Army: DM

NEW DELHI: The Defence Ministry Tuesday accorded approval for procurement of military equipment and weapons, including two regiments of Aakash missile systems, at a cost of Rs 9,100 crore, officials said.

The acquisition proposals were approved by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), the ministry's highest decision making body on procurement.

The DAC also approved the design and developme

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Start-Up Policy-18 rolled out

SRINAGAR: The state government Tuesday rolled out state's maiden 'Start-Up Policy 2018', which will be in force for next 10 years, for inspiring and nurturing a new breed of entrepreneurs.

"The Industries and Commerce Department formally rolled out the maiden 'J&K Start-up Policy-2018' for the state. The policy was approved by the State Administrative Council (SAC) headed by Governor Satya Pal

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Salaries of ACD, DFO withheld for missing ULB elections meet

RAJOURI: The salaries of two senior officers were withheld in Rajouri district Tuesday for allegedly missing a key meeting in connection with the upcoming urban local bodies elections here.

The order to withhold the salaries was issued by Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Mohammad Aijaz Asad.

The two erring officers include Assistant Commissioner Development (ACD) Akhter Hussain Qazi and DFO Soc

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Suggestions for Family courts sought

SRINAGAR: The Governor’s Administration has decided to enact a law for establishment of Family Courts in the State to promote conciliation and secure amicable settlement of disputes relating to marriage and family affairs.

According to Secretary Law, Abdul Majid Bhat, as a part of pre-legislative consultation policy, draft Jammu and Kashmir Family Courts Bill-2018 has been made available on th

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Peace Bus: 40 guests in, 99 cross sides

SRINAGAR: As many as 40 residents of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) residents arrived here while only nine Kashmiris crossed over to another side of the Line of Control (LoC) to meet their relatives separated in 1947 due to partition.

The official informed said 50 returnees also crossed sides in the Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of PoK after completin

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Missing since Mon, 12-yr-old boy found dead

SRINAGAR: The body of a 12-year-old boy who was missing since yesterday was found on Tuesday in Ganderbal district.

Faisal Nazir Chopan, a student of Sixth Standard, son of Ghulam Hassan Misgar of Busaebugh village in Nagbal area of the district went missing from his home on Monday.

His dead body was found in an orchard some distance away from his home, a police officer said.

His body ha

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018New Court timing from October 1

JAMMU: State High Court and the Subordinate Courts would function on the new time for the Winter Season with effect from next month.

As per the time schedule notified by the Registrar General of High Court, Sanjay Dhar, the timing of Jammu Wing of the High Court will be from 10 am to 5 pm from October 1, 2018 to April 2019 while as timing of the Srinagar Wing of the High Court will be from 10.

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Khelo India: Volleyball Match , Multilingual Mushaira, organized

RAMBAN: This mountainous district witnessed a Multilingual Mushaira' at Government Higher Secondary School, Gool and a Volley Ball Match at Government High School, Kanthi under Khelo India” Sports for Peace and Development" a integrated youth engagement programme.

Head Master GH Kanti, Mangal Singh, appreciated the participating teams for their performance while ZEPO, Ramban R.N Koul inform

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Iron Lady on ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission reaches Jammu

Jammu, Sep 19: Iron Lady on Wheels with a ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission reached here on Tuesday .

Sangeetha Sridhar, who has taken up the unique initiative of driving solo across the country to evaluate the impact of ‘Swachh Bharat Movement’, aims to take an audit of public toilet facilities and its functionality on highways and also endeavours to prepare a report on how safe it is for women to trav

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Man commits suicide by jumping into river Chenab

Srinagar: Man commits suicide by jumping into river Chenab in Doda on Tuesday.

As per reports, A man jumped into river chenab from Ganpat bridge. The decessed had been identified as Showket Hussain Sheikh S/o Ghulam Mohd Sheikh R/o Akramabad Doda. He was the employee of Municipal Corporation and posted at Doda.

After getting information, Police and rescue reached the spot and swung into a

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018BSF trooper killed in Pakistani firing

Jammu: A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed on Tuesday in ceasefire violation by Pakistan Rangers in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district.

Police said the Rangers breached the 2003 truce on the international border in Ramgarh sector when some BSF personnel were clearing bushes on the Indian side.

Head Constable Narinder Singh of BSF's 176 Battalion was injured in the unprovoked fi

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent Muharram procession

Srinagar, Sep 19: Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday imposed restrictions in Srinagar city to prevent a Muharram procession.

"Restrictions have been imposed in Kothibagh, Maisuma, Kralkhud, Shaheedgunj, Batmaloo, Karan Nagar, Ram Munshibagh, Shergarhi and Nehru Park," police said.

These restrictions are preventive in nature and have been imposed to maintain law and order, an offi

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018ULB Polls: DC Samba chairs meeting of Nodal Officers, ROs

SAMBA: Deputy Commissioner (District Election Officer) Sushma Chauhan today chaired a meeting of designated Nodal Officers, Returning Officers (RO)s and Assistant Returning Officers (ARO)s to review preparedness for smooth conduct of Municipal Elections in the border district.
The meeting was also attended by ADC Arun Manhas, ACR Kulbushan Khajuria, ACD Aijaz Qaiser, DSWO Abdul Raheem, SDM (Vijaypur) Vijay Kumar.
The DEO has appointed 13 ROs and 56 AROs for the upcoming Municipal Election to 4 Municipal Committees of District Samba to be held on October 13, 2018.
The ROs and AROs were sen

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Khelo India: Volleyball Match , Multilingual Mushaira, organized

RAMBAN: This mountainous district today witnessed a Multilingual Mushaira' at Government Higher Secondary School, Gool and a Volley Ball Match at Government High School, Kanthi under Khelo India” Sports for Peace and Development" a integrated youth engagement programme.
Head Master GH Kanti, Mangal Singh, appreciated the participating teams for their performance while ZEPO, Ramban R.N Koul informed that competitions of Kabaddi, Kho-Kho and Volley Ball are being organised in Khanthi under different age groups for both girls and boys.
At multilingual Mushiara, Tehsildar, Gool, Mohammad Ash

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018ADC Leh convenes meeting with reps of pol parties

LEH: Deputy Commissioner Leh Mosis Kunzang today convened a meeting with the representatives of various political parties regarding forthcoming local body polls and made them aware about election rules and regulations.
The ADC sought cooperation of the representatives in the smooth, free and fair conduct of the elections. He also provided them with all relevant election documents and said that Municipal elections shall be held on party basis and those candidates who are not affiliated with any political party can also contest the elections.
It was given out that nomination papers can be fil

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Div Com reviews status of Jammu-Akhnoor, Sudhmahadev Roads

Directs executing agencies to adhere to timeline

JAMMU: Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma today reviewed the progress of four-laning work on Jammu-Akhnoor road and upgrading of Sudhmahadev Road in district Udhampur.
Chairing a meeting here, the Div Com reviewed action taken by various departments to overcome bottlenecks and expediting work on the Jammu - Akhnoor and Sudhmahadev roads.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Jammu

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018October 8 polling day for district Jammu: DC

‘Nomination process to continue till Sept 25’

JAMMU: Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar today announced the schedule for the Urban Local Body polls in district Jammu having one Municipal Corporation and seven Municipal Committees.
Addressing media persons here at a press conference, the DC informed that the ULB elections in the district will be held during the 1st phase and the voting will take place on October 08, 2018.
“The nomination process started from today will continue till September 25 and the scrutiny of nomination papers will be done on September 26, while candidature can be withdrawn by September 28. The polling hours

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018JK KVIB’s month-long Khadi Exhibition begins at Kashmir Haat

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB) today started a month-long national-level Khadi Exhibition-cum-Sale at Kashmir Haat here for the promotion of Khadi and Village Industries (V.I) products.
In all, over 200 stalls of Khadi and Village Industry units, established under Prime Ministers Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), Rural Employment Generation Programme

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Vyas visits Bandipora, takes stock of ongoing developmental works

Interacts with district officers, locals

BANDIPORA: Advisor to the Governor, B B Vyas today directed officials to ensure inclusive and grassroots level development especially in hard areas of the state.
Vyas conducted an extensive tour of Bandipora today to get first-hand appraisal of developmental projects in the area. He also chaired a review meeting of officers at the district headquarters.
The meeting was attended by District Deve

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Khurshid Shah, Farooq Shah review status of World Bank funded projects

SRINAGAR: Commissioner Secretary PWD Khurshid Ahmad Shah and Secretary Disaster Management Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (DMRRR) Farooq Ahmad Shah today held a meeting to review the status of World Bank funded projects in the State.
The meeting was attended by Development Commissioner Works Satish Razdan, CEO JTFRP Vinod Sharma, MD JKPCC Viquar Shunthoo, and other officers and officials.
The meeting was informed that four bridges have been approved by World Bank for funding, which includes Wayil Bridge and Sadoora Bridge in Kashmir and one each in Jammu district and Poonch dis

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018JKGGC disposes off 78 grievances

SRINAGAR: Jammu & Kashmir Governor’s Grievance Cell (JKGGC) disposed off 78 complaints under five departments pertaining to Jammu division.
Project Director JKGGC, Inam-ul-Haq Siddiqui, convened a meeting to take stock of the complaints received by the Cell on Tuesday via video conferencing.
Nodal Officers from all the five departments viz., Chief Engineer I&FC Jammu, Director Agriculture Jammu, Director FCS&CA, Director Floriculture Jammu and Director Local Bodies Jammu attended the meeting via video conferencing from Civil Secretariat Jammu.
It was given out that a total of 108 grievance

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Municipal Polls-2018: CEO issues formal notification for Phase-I

SRINAGAR: The Chief Electoral Officer, J&K Shaleen Kabar today issued formalnotification for the conduct of Phase-I of Municipal Polls-2018.
The notification has been issued for Srinagar Municipal Corporation (ward No. 16-17 and 74), Municipal Committee Kupwara (1 to 13 wards), Municipal Committee Handwara (1 to 13 wards), Municipal Committee Bandipora (1 to 17 wards), Municipal Council Baramulla (1 to 21 wards), Municipal Committee Budgam (1 to 13 wards), Municipal Committee Chadoora (1 to 13 wards), Municipal Committee Khansahib (1 to 07 wards), Municipal Committee Kulgam (1 to 13 wards),

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018PCCF chairs meeting regarding handing over of markings to SFC

SRINAGAR: Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), Suresh Chugh, today took a detailed joint meeting of Territorial Forest and J&K State Forest Corporation regarding handing over of markings to SFC for the year 2018-19.
The Chief Conservator of Forests, Kashmir Farooq Gillani informed that the yearly markings handed over to SFC have been to the tune of 35.00 Lac Cft. However, during the ye

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018DDC reviews implementation of Khelo India

KATHUA: District Development Commissioner, Rohit Khajuria today reviewed the implementation of Khelo India here at a meeting of Youth services and Sports Department.
While reviewing its functioning, the DDC directed the department to formulate a plan for implementation of ‘Sports for Peace & Development’, a vertical scheme of Khelo India in order to achieve its objective at district and block le

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Narayana SSH holds camp for JKTDC employees

KATRA: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Super Specialty Hospital today conducted free Superspeciality Camp in collaboration with J&K Tourism Development Corporation at Tourist Reception Centre Jammu.
The Super specialists, Dr. Vikas Padha (Ortho), Dr. Shally Kandhari, (Ophthalmology) and Dr. Sumit Modi CTVS Surgeon were present during the Camp.
The employees of J&K Tourism Development Corporatio

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Power supply to remain affected

JAMMU: To carry out work for Branch Cutting underneath their line corridor and tightening of Jumpers, the shutdown of 11 KV feeders is being observed.
During the shutdown, the power supply to Sector-4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, all PHE installations in Trikuta Nagar its adjoining areas shall remain affected on September 19 from 7 am to 11 am.
Similarly, the power supply to Sector-1, 3, 4, 5, Sector-2, 2 Extn. Sector-1-A, Extension South Extension in Trikuta Nagar and its adjoining areas shall remain affected on September 19 from 7 am to 11 am.
Likewise, the power supply to Channi Himmat Sector- 4,5,6

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Principal Sec Health and Medical Education briefs Governor

SRINAGAR: Sh. Atal Dulloo, Principal Secretary, Health and Medical Education Department, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Sh. Dullo briefed Governor about several important administrative matters relating to the Health and Medical Education Department and efforts of the Department in providing good health care services to the people particularly in the far-flung areas o

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Commissioner Secy GAD briefs Governor

SRINAGAR: Sh. Hilal Ahmad Parray, Commissioner Secretary, General Administration Department, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Sh. Parray briefed Governor about various important issues relating to the service matters of the government departments and other areas assigned to the GAD.
Governor emphasised time bound resolution of all matters relating to the employees an

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Raj Bhavan bids farewell to Additional CEO SASB Bhupinder Kumar and Dy SP Ajay Sharma

SRINAGAR: Raj Bhavan bade farewell to Sh. Bhupinder Kumar, Additional CEO Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board and Sh. Ajay Sharma, Dy. SP, Raj Bhavan Security. The officers will be joining their next posting as Mission Director, National Health Mission, J&K and SDPO Akhnoor respectively.
Governor Satya Pal Malik wished both the officers a very bright future ahead and good health and happiness.

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018GOC 14 Corps briefs Governor

SRINAGAR: Lt. Gen. Y.K. Joshi, GOC 14 Corps, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Lt. Gen briefed Governor regarding the situation along the LoC and LAC which fall within the Area of Responsibility of this Corps.
Governor held detailed discussion with Lt. Gen. regarding issues relating to connectivity and expansion of road network which is required to connect various parts

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018DG BSF meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Sh. K.K. Sharma, Director General, Border Security Force, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
DG briefed Governor about functioning of the BSF in Jammu and Kashmir and about various issues connected with internal and external security, particularly in the backdrop of the recent spurt in attempts of infiltration from across the IB.

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Zanskar, other deputations meet Advisor Ganai

Put up demands, seek redressal

SRINAGAR: Deputations and individuals from across the Valley met the Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai here today and brought their issues into his notice.
A deputation from Zanskar demanded upgradation of infrastructure and tourism promotion in the area.
Deputations from Kupwara, Budgam, Pulwama, Baramulla and other areas also met the Advisor and sought augmentation of developmental pr

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Dr Samoon chairs meet to discuss Poultry Policy

Says Govt keen to uplift poultry production in JK

SRINAGAR: The Principal Secretary, Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Departments, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, today chaired a meeting to discuss the draft poultry policy and measures to be taken to uplift the poultry industry in the state.
The meeting was attended by Director Animal Husbandry MY Chaproo, Director, Consumer Affairs and Civil Supplies, representatives from JK Bank, Department of I

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Rohit Kansal reviews works at Jagti migrant camp

SRINAGAR: Principal Secretary Planning Rohit Kansal and Secretary Disaster Management, Relief and Rehabilitation Farooq Ahmad Shah today held a meeting with Relief Commissioner Migrants M L Raina regarding renovation and repair of migrant flats at Jagti.
The meeting which was held via video conferencing. The meeting was informed that PHE department will dig tube wells costing Rs 7 crores for pro

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Governor to chair conference of DCs, DSPs on Sep 19

Div Com reviews arrangements

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today reviewed the necessary arrangements for the forthcoming daylong State Level Conference of DDCs and district police heads which will be held at Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC), Srinagar on Wednesday 19th September, 2018 from 11.00 am.
It was informed that Governor Satya Pal Malik would chair the important con

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Municipal Polls-2018: ROs, AROs appointed for district Ganderbal

GANDERBAL: In order to ensure smooth conduct of Municipal elections in 17 Wards of the Ganderbal Municipal Committee, District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Dr Piyush Singla who is also the District Election Officer, has appointed 04 Returning Officers (ROs) and 08 Assistant Returning Officers (AROs) with the issuance of notification by Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) for the conduct of Municipal Elections 2018.
Shabir Ahmad Matto, Chief horticulture officer Ganderbal, Mohsin Ali Khan, Superintendent ITI, Ganderbal, Abdul Majeed Tantray, Assistant Labour Commissioner, Ganderbal and Dr. A

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018No fuel to two wheelers without helmet in Budgam: DM issues order

Petrol pump owners to face punishment for violation of order

BUDGAM: In order to curb the practice of riding two wheelers without helmets and to avert road traffic accidents involving two wheelers, the District Magistrate Budgam, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar today directed all petrol pump owners in the territorial jurisdiction of the district Budgam not to provide petrol to two wheelers who are without helmets.
The order issued under the powers vested to DM under section 144 CrPC, announces that petrol pump owner found violating the order shall be liable for punishment under the relevant provisions of law.
The order has been issued in the backdrop of the la

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Publicfaithkulgam.com portal launched for online grievance redressal

KULGAM: Deputy Commissioner Dr Shamim Ahmad Wani today launched online portal, www.publicfaithkulgam.com to facilitate citizens for online registration of grievances and redressal thereof.
ADDC Khawaja Nazir Ahmad, ADC Ghulam Hassan Sheikh, ACR Shahnawaz Ahmad Shah besides other district officers were present on the occasion.
Briefing the media, Dr Wani said that citizens could access the sit

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018NABARD organizes workshop on DEDS, other schemes in Kupwara

KUPWARA: National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), today organized a workshop at Kupwara on Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme (DEDS) and other Centrally Sponsored Schemes promoted by NABARD as a Nodal agency in district Kupwara.
Additional District Development Commissioner (ADDC) Kupwara, Mohammad Yousuf Mir chaired the workshop which was attended by JD Planning Imtiy

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Rs 1.75 lac fine imposed on traders for violating food safety standards

BUDGAM: Adjudicating Officer, Additional Deputy Commissioner Budgam Khurshid Ahmad Shah today imposed a fine of Rs. 1,75,000 on various food outlet owners, shopkeepers, traders and wholesale dealers for violating the food safety standards in the district.
The fine was imposed on the erring traders, during the proceeding of cases of various blocks of district Budgam related to the Food Safety and Standards, listed before the Adjudicating officer.
During the proceedings, various food business operators were convicted for various offences under section 51 and section 52 of Food Safety & Standa

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Blood Donation Camp organised at Gangoo Pulwama

PULWAMA: Residents of Village Gangoo, in collaboration with District Hospital Pulwama today organised a blood donation camp in the remembrance of martyrs of Karbala.
The camp was inaugurated by Chief Medical officer Dr. Mohammad Jaffer, in presence of prominent citizens of the village. People from all walks of life participated and donated blood.
Highlighting the importance of blood donation, CMO said that blood donation, not only promote brotherhood but it is also sublime.
More than 40 people donated blood on this occasion and many more resolved to donate blood in near future.

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Election training imparted to Sectoral, Zonal magistrates in Anantnag

ANANTNAG: In connection with holding of Urban Local Body elections in Anantnag, necessary election related training was imparted to the sectoral and Zonal Magistrates at Dak Bunglow, Khannabal today.
During the training session the District Election Officer, Anantnag, Mohammad Younis Malik and Nodal Officer, Election Training (Tehsildar Kokernag) briefed the magistrates about strict implementation of Model Code of Conduct. For the holding of UBL elections in Anantnag, 13 sectoral and 24 Zonal sectoral magistrates have been deployed on election duty in Anantnag district.

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018NCC Inaugurates Swachhata Hi Sewa Pakhwada

SRINAGAR: An inaugural function of “Swachhta hi Sewa”, was organized at NCC Group Headquarters, Gogji Bagh, Srinagar in which 03 Officers, 10 ANOs, 20 PI Staff and 230 NCC cadets from various schools and colleges of Srinagar NCC Group participated and pledged to ensure clean and healthy society through cleanliness drive.
Chief Guest of the function, Brig R G Patil, Group Commander, Srinagar NCC

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Accounts Employees Association condoles with Neelam Gupta

SRINAGAR: A meeting of Accounts Employees Association Secretariat Union was held in Secretariat today to condole the demise of father of Smt. Neelam Gupta, Director General Local Fund Audit, J&K.
All the members expressed deep condolence and prayed the God to rest the departed soul in Peace. They prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and forbearance to the bereaved family at this hour of grief.

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Atal Dulloo visits Government Dental College Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Principal Secretary Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo, today visited Government Dental College and Hospital here and took stock of patient care and academic scenario in the College.
He was accompanied by College Principal Prof. Riyaz Farooq and Medical Superintendent, Dr Syed Qaisar Jah.
On the occasion, Dulloo reviewed the on-going works at the hospital including upgradation and the construction of new Library Block. He also inspected various academic facilities being provided to the students at the College.
The Principal Secretary expressed satisfaction over the overall

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Secy Sports Council visits Indoor Sports Complex Jammu

JAMMU: Secretary, J&K State Sports Council, Dr Naseem Javaid Chowdhary today visited Indoor Sports Complex and M A Stadium, Jammu and took stock of the ongoing construction work of the new Indoor complex and M A Stadium Jammu.
He also had a brief meeting with the coaches and staff at Indoor Sports Complex Jammu. At the site he directed the officials for the speedy work of the ongoing developme

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018DC Reasi reviews preparedness for ULB polls

REASI: Deputy Commissioner Reasi, Prasanna Ramaswamy G today reviewed preparedness for Urban Local Body polls here at a meeting attended by the officers entrusted with the election duties.
The DC briefed Returning Officers (RO)s and Assistant Returning Officers (ARO)s regarding their responsibilities. He instructed them to religiously go through the election Hand Book to get thorough idea of

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018DDC Udhampur hails efforts of Rehri, Farhi Union in 'Swachhta Hi Sewa' programme

UDHAMPUR: As part of fortnightly ' Swachhta hi Sewa' campaign, Rehri and Farhi Union Udhampur today conducted an awareness programme regarding Swachhta Hi Sewa here at Mini Stadium.
District Development Commissioner, Udhampur Ravinder Kumar was the chief guest on the occasion.
Earlier, Chairman Rehri & Farhi Union, Hans Raj Thakur presented welcome address and gave full assurance to the DDC tha

 

Tuesday, September 18, 20187-day training on Button Mushroom cultivation commences at Jammu

JAMMU: Department of Agriculture Jammu organized a seven-day Training Programme on Button Mushroom Cultivation for the farmers/mushroom growers of Jammu Division here at Mushroom Demonstration-cum- Training Centre (MDTC).
MDTC is actively engaged in creating awareness and providing skill development training to farmers, especially women and youth in agriculture.
The Training is being attended b

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Dereliction of duty: DC withholds salary of 2 officers

RAJOURI: Deputy Commissioner Rajouri Mohammad Aijaz Asad today withheld the salary of two officers for not attending the ULB Election meeting.
The officers include Assistant commissioner Development (ACD) Akhter Hussain Qazi and DFO Social forestry. The officers are appointed as nodal officers for Man power, training Management and maintaining liaison with election observers respectively.
The DC has sought explanation from the erring officers before initiating disciplinary action.

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Power supply to remain affected

JAMMU: In order to execute work for urgent branch cutting, the shutdown of 132 KV Udhampur-Kishtwar, NHPC Transmission line is being observed.
During the shutdown, the power supply to District Doda & Kishtwar shall remain affected on September 19 from 11 am to 2 pm.
Meanwhile, to carry out work for replacement of 11 KV Indoor Panels ad 33 KV VCB, 33 KV CT and 33 KV C&R panel, the power supply to Parade, Purani Mandi, Raj Tilak Road, Moti bazaar, Paharian Mohalla, Pacca Danga, Jain Bazar, Lakhdata Bazar and adjoining areas being fed from 33/11 KV, Parade shall remain affected on September 19

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018DIC organises debate, painting Competition

RAMBAN: District Information Centre Ramban today organized debate and panting competitions on “Swachh Bharat Abhyan” here at Bhartiya Vidya Mandir High School.
Principal of the host school Pardeep Singh Thakur was the chief guest on the occasion.
Pernita Puri was adjudged overall best while Rajveer Singh and Mehran Mushtaq clinched 2nd and 3rd position in the debate competition.
As many as, 8

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018SVEEP: Students participate in awareness rally

NOWSHERA: To spread awareness among electorates ahead of urban local body polls, a rally under Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) programme was organised here today.
The rally was flagged off by ADC Sachin Dev Singh from tehsil office complex in which over 200 students participated.
The rally was organised as a part of comprehensive District SVEEP Plan formulated un

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018DC Leh reviews working of health services department

LEH: Deputy Commissioner, Leh Avny Lavasa today convened a meeting to discuss the services of medical consultants and other issues related to health department yesterday in the conference Hall of DC office, Leh.
The Deputy Commissioner directed the chemist’s association to ensure that government doctors working with them do not work in private capacity between 9:45 am to 4:15 pm. They were also directed to alter the timings displayed at their shops/clinics to read 9:45 am as last morning time and 4:15 pm as the first time in the evening for consultation.
In presence of DC, a committee was a

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Govt rolls out maiden ‘JK Start-Up Policy-2018’

Policy aims to nurture JK’s young entrepreneurial brains to pursue innovation: Shailendra Kumar

SRINAGAR: The Industries & Commerce Department today formally rolled out the maiden “J&K Start-up Policy-2018” for the state. The Policy was approved by the State Administrative Council (SAC) headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik last week.
Giving details, Principal Secretary Industries & Commerce, Shailendra Kumar said the Policy aims to nurture and inspire the young and entrepreneurial brains of Jammu and Kashmir to pursue innovation and entrepreneurship by creating a vibrant and conducive Startup ecosystem in the State.
He said the Government through this Policy aims to empower Startups to

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Chief Secretary chairs 110th FAC meeting

Several proposals of public importance cleared

SRINAGAR: The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) headed by Chief Secretary, Shri B V R Subrahmanyam Tuesday in its 110th meeting, cleared 5 proposals of urgent developmental and public importance, on the specified terms and conditions.
The proposals cleared today include use of forest land for up-gradation of 4-Lane Jammu-Akhnoor section of NH 144 A and the Srinagar- Banihal section, construction o

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Advisor Kumar to hear public grievances at JKGGC on Sept 19

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar will be available to listen to the public grievances at JKGGC, Church Lane in Srinagar tomorrow on September 19.
The public delegations, deputations, organizations and individuals can meet the Advisor K Vijay Kumar to register their grievances from 9:45 to 10:45 am.

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018CS reviews pre-launch preparations for Measles-Rubella Campaign-2018

37.7 Lakh children to be vaccinated from Sept 23 to Oct 20

SRINAGAR: Chief Secretary, Shri B V R Subrahmanyam Tuesday chaired the 1st meeting of the State Steering Committee for Measles-Rubella (MR) Campaign-2018.
The Measles-Rubella Campaign-2018 will be launched in Jammu and Kashmir from 23rd of September to 20th October, 2018, during which about 37.7 Lakh children between the age group of 9 months and 15 years will be given a single shot of Measles-R

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Establishment of Family Courts: Law Deptt seeks suggestions from stakeholders

SRINAGAR: The Governor’s Administration has decided to enact a law for establishment of Family Courts in the State.
The objective behind setting up Family Courts is to promote conciliation and secure amicable settlement of disputes relating to marriage and family affairs.
According to Secretary Law, Abdul Majid Bhat, as a part of pre-legislative consultation policy, draft Jammu and Kashmir Family Courts Bill-2018 has been made available on the website of the Law Department (www.jklaw.nic.in) for feedback. He said the hard copy of the draft Bill can also be obtained from the Department of La

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Role of women pivotal to societal emancipation: Dr Farooq Lone

Secy Social Welfare inaugurates awareness-cum-loan Mela camp

SRINAGAR: Secretary Social Welfare Department, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone, Tuesday said that contribution of women is pivotal for progress and prosperity of any society.
The Secretary said this while speaking at a one-day orientation-cum-training programme organized by Resource Centre for Women Social Welfare Department for Nodal officers on ‘BetiBachaoBetiPadao’ (BBBP) campaign.
On the occasion, Dr

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Saurabh Bhagat for effective implementation of Labour laws

Orders fresh survey of commercial units registered with Deptt

SRINAGAR: Commissioner Secretary, Labour and Employment, Saurabh Bhagat, today ordered a cross-verified survey of the commercial establishments registered with the department for effective implementation of labour laws and better revenue realization.
“A fresh survey attested by Assistant Labour Commissioners will be carried out to determine the actual number of commercial establishments register

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Accountant General inaugurates National Pension Adalat at Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Accountant General (AG), Shourjo Chatterjee, Tuesday inaugurated National Pension Adalat (NPA) with an aim to resolve the grievances of the pensioners.
On the occasion, AG said that NPA is a part of good governance and efforts are on to minimize the hardships of the pensioners. He said the department has been able to bring about greater transparency and that status of the pension cases

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Implementation of FS&S Act reviewed in Leh

LEH: Commissioner Food Safety, J&K, Dr. Abdul Kabir Dar today convened a meeting to take a detailed review of the implementation of Food Safety & Standards (FS&S) Act in Leh district to ensure availability of safe, hygienic and wholesome food to the public.
The Commissioner also took a review of different activities carried out by the enforcement officers in the district.
During the meeting, Da

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018DEO Leh appoints ARO Headquarters

LEH: District Election Officer (DEO) Leh, AvnyLavasa, today appointed Administrator, Municipal Committee, Leh, Rigzin Spalgon as Assistant Returning Officer (ARO, Headquarters).
As per the order issued here, the newly appointed ARO shall receive nomination papers on behalf of all Returning Officers for Municipal Elections and transfer the same to the concerned ROs on a daily basis.

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Govt rolls out maiden ‘JK Start-Up Policy-2018’

Policy aims to nurture JK’s young entrepreneurial brains to pursue innovation: Shailendra Kumar

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 18: The Industries & Commerce Department today formally rolled out the maiden “J&K Start-up Policy-2018” for the state. The Policy was approved by the State Administrative Council (SAC) headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik last week.

Giving details, Principal Secretary Industries & Commerce, Shailendra Kumar said the Policy aims to nurture and inspire the young and entreprene

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Vehicle hits and injures 9 year old School girl in Pampore

Srinagar: A 9-year-old girl student was seriously injured in a road accident in Pampore area on Tuesday.


Witness said that girl identified as Asmat Jan, daughter of Bilal Ahmad, a resident of Dusoo, student of Sky Light School Pampore suffered seriously injuries after she was hit by a speedy Sumo vehicle near Dusoo in Pampore.

She was immediately shifted to Sub District Hospital (SDH) Pam

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018BSF soldier missing after India, Pak exchange fire

Jammu, September 18: BSF soldier missing after India, Pak exchange fire along IB in Jammu:

A BSF soldier has been reported missing from along the International Border in Jammu after he was believed to have been hit by fire from Pakistan, officials said Tuesday.

They said the incident took place in the R S Pura sector of the IB after Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fire at few locatio

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Army pays tributes to Lance Naik Malik

Srinagar, Sep 18: The Army Tuesday paid tributes to Lance Naik Mukhtar Ahmad Malik, who was killed by militants inside his house in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Malik was on leave at his native village in Kulgam district to perform the last rites of his son, who was killed in an accident a few days ago, when a group of terrorists barged into his house on Monday.

"In a solemn ceremo

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018PDP zonal chief resigns from party over boycott of local bodies polls in J-K

Jammu, Sept 18: A zonal president of PDP announced his resignation from the basic membership of the party on Tuesday over its decision to boycott the upcoming urban local bodies and panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir.

On September 10, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)said that it was boycotting the polls as the security situation in the state was not conducive for holding these elections.

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Youth from BJP, NC join National Panthers Party

Jammu, Sep 18: More than 40 people belonging to BJP and NC quit their respective political leanings and joined the Panthers Party in the presence of the party Chairman Harsh Dev Singh at a function, here on Tuesday.

While welcoming the new entrants, Mr Singh asked them to conduct a door to door campaign for the dissemination of the policies and programmes of the Panthers Party and to persuade

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Plea against ‘Manmarziyan’ in J&K HC over objectionable scene

Jammu, Sep 18: A Sikh organisation on Tuesday filed a petition against the movie ‘Manmarziyan’ in Jammu wing of Jammu and Kashmir High Court over an objectionable scene showing actor Abhishek Bachhan smoking after taking off his turban.

''A petition has been filed in the High Court here by Supreme Sikh Organisation through Counsel Advocate Aditya Sharma and Advocate Harpreet Singh Kang against

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Dental Camp organised at KV, Jourian, Akhnoor

JAMMU, SEP 18 : A dental checkup and awareness camp was today organized at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jourian, Akhnoor.

A team of experts, under the supervision of Dr.Anil Sharma (B.M.O), comprising Dr.Rajiv Mengi, consultant CHC Jourian and ex-president Indian Dental Association (IDA), Dr.Meenakshi Bral, dental surgeon and Ajay Kumar, dental technician, were present during the checkup camp.

Dr.Me

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Restriction lifted in down town Srinagar

Srinagar, Sep 18: Restrictions imposed in the down town Srinagar as a precautionary measure to prevent any law and order problem, were lifted, official sources said.

There are no restrictions in any part of the city on Tuesday, police said.

All the gates of historic Jamia masjid, stronghold of moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC) Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq, which were closed yesterday, are ope

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Miscreants set on fire panchat ghar, fourth since poll dates were announced

Srinagar, Sep 18: Miscreants set on fire a Panchayat Ghar in Pulwama in south Kashmir, where three Ghars were targeted earlier since the polls were announced to in Urban Local Bodies (ULB) and panchayats in the Jammu and Kashmir next month.

Official sources said that miscreants set on fire a Panchayat Ghar building at village Nagbal, Tral in Pulwama district late Monday morning. Timely action

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Boy found dead in Kashmir

Srinagar, Sep 18: The body of a 12-year-old boy was found on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal district, police said.

The body of Faisal, a Class 6 student who went messing from his home in Busaebugh village of Ganderbal on Monday, was found in the paddy fields some distance away from his home, a police officer said.

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Anantnag Shuts for Fourth Day to mourn Civilling killing

Srinagar, Sep 18: Shutdown is being observed on the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday in Anantnag to mourn the killing of a youth, Rouf Ganai, a native of Anchidora. Rouf was killed near gunfight site during clashes at Chowgam village in Devsar area of Kulgam district.

He had received a bullet wound in his neck and died on the way to Srinagar hospital this Saturday.

Meanwhile, police pick

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Nursing students staged a protest Demanding Release Of Mohammad Iqbal.

Srinagar, Sep 18: Nursing students on Tuesday staged a protest in Pratap Park Srinagar Demanding Release Of Mohammad Iqbal.

Iqbal, according to the police, was detained on September 12 from a truck in which three militants of Jaish-e-Muhammad were travelling before being killed in a gunfight a day later.

The students said that Iqbal is a 4th year student of B Sc. Nursing at SKIMS who had t

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Indian, Pakistani troops trade fire on LoC

Jammu, Sep 18: Indian and Pakistani troops traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Tuesday.

Defence sources said that the Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions in Gulpur area at around 1 a.m.

"Firing exchanges continued till 3.30 a.m. No casualty or damage was reported on our side," the sources added.

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Home after son’s death, soldier killed in South Kashmir!

SRINAGAR: After a brief lull, the terrorists in Valley once again stooped to a new low of cowardice when they mercilessly killed a Territorial Army soldier at his residence in south Kashmir where he had gone to attend the ‘Rasm-e-Chaharum’--fourth day ceremony—of his 16-year son!

Monday’s attack brought back the harrowing memories of on-leave security personnel being killed by terrorists eithe

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Launches India’s first smart fence along IB

JAMMU: In a significant landmark, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today inaugurated India’ maiden "smart border fencing” pilot projects under Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) programme, aimed at plugging the gaps along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir to stop infiltration of terrorists from across the border.

The new technology has the capability to

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Rajnath appeals NC, PDP to participate in elections; hopes Pak changes under Imran

JAMMU: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday appealed to political parties in state to participate in the forthcoming panchayat and urban local body polls beginning from next month, in the wake of the NC and the PDP, joined later in the day by CPI(M) announcing a boycott of the elections.

Singh, who was in the town to inaugurate two pilot project of comprehensive integrated border manage

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Kakriyal attack: NIA questions key witnesses, FIR likely today

Probe agency’s team visits Marbal Market, Bobiyan Outpost

JAMMU: Three days after it was handed over the investigation in the Kakriyal terror attack, in which three Pakistani terrorists, aided by a Kashmiri guide and a truck driver were killed, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is reported to have questioned today the key witnesses including some shopkeepers and the locals in whose houses the ultras had taken shelter, confirming with them the iden

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018HC asks State to file response in 4 weeks

CBI probe in JKPSC selections

JAMMU: In a major development, the state High Court on Monday has sought from state its response within four weeks on a PIL seeking probe by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into all the selections made by Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission since its reconstitution in July 2015 alleging that deep-rooted nexus in the premier recruiting agency has led to discrimination with deserving

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Police nearing its goal of ending militancy: Dilbag

JAMMU: Director General of Police Dilbag Singh Monday said the force was "near" its goal of "completely finishing" militancy in the state.

On his maiden visit to the winter capital after taking over as the acting DGP early this month, Singh chaired a darbar of the police personnel at Police Auditorium, Gulshan Ground, Jammu, attended by many senior officers.

“Several successful operations w

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Single Window Act-18 approved

SRINAGAR: In a landmark initiative aimed at easing flow of investment through business ventures in the State, the Governor’s Administration today approved ‘J&K Single Window (Industrial Investment and Business Facilitation) Act-2018’. The Act has been approved by the State Administrative Council (SAC) headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik.

Giving details Principal Secretary Industries, Shailendr

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018After joining as TC, Vaid goes on month-long leave

JAMMU: Dr S P Vaid, former Director General of Police (DGP), who was posted by the government as Transport Commissioner has gone on a month-long leave after joining the new post.

The former DG was removed from the top post on the midnight of September 6, and was posted as the Transport Commissioner. Director General of Prison, Dilbagh Singh was given the additional charge of the post of state

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018SOPs for SDRF revised

SRINAGAR: The Governor’s Administration today accorded sanction to the adoption of revised Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF).

According to the order issued by GAD, State Executive Committee (SEC) will place funds at the disposal of Departments/agencies for utilization as per SDRF norms and in line with government rules on financial matters based on th

 

Tuesday, September 18, 201811 injured as mini bus hits Army camp

JAMMU: At least 11 people were injured Monday when a private mini bus skidded off the road and hit the boundary wall of an Army camp in Rajouri district.

The driver and the owner of the vehicle were among those injured and their condition was stated to be serious, a police official said.

He said the bus was on its way to Rajouri from Gurdan village and on reaching Gurdan Bala the driver los

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018CPI(M) to boycott elections

SRINAGAR: The J&K Unit of Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Monday joined NC and PDP-- the two other major regional mainstream political parties in boycotting the upcoming panchayat and local bodies polls in State even as miscreants last night set a Panchayat Ghar on fire in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Slamming the Centre for going ahead with the elections despite opposi

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Top brass to hold security review on 28

NEW DELHI: India's top military commanders will extensively deliberate on the country's security challenges, including geo-political power play in the critical sea lanes in the region, at a conference on September 28 in Jodhpur.

The Combined Commanders' Conference, to be attended by top brass of the Army, Navy and the Air Force, is expected to review the situation along the border with China a

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018J&K police on cusp of achieving its aim of eliminating terrorism :DGP

Jammu, Sep 18: Asserting that number of successful operations were conducted in past one week, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh said that the police force is near to the goal of finishing terrorism from the state.

“Jammu and Kashmir Police has been fighting the militancy from last so many years and keeping in view our capabilities, we are near our goal of completely

 

Tuesday, September 18, 201840 fresh PoK residents among 99 cross sides in Karvan-e-Aman bus

Srinagar, Sep 18: As many as 40 residents of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) residents arrived here while only nine Kashmiris crossed over to other side of the Line of Control (LoC) to meet their relatives separated in 1947 due to partition, official sources said here this morning.

They said 50 returnees also crossed sides in the Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzafarabad,

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Municipal Polls-2018: CEO notifies scheme for Kashmiri migrant voters

SRINAGAR: The State’s Election Office on monday said that with the amendments in J&K Representation of People Act-1957 and J&K Conduct of Election Rules-1965, the names of Kashmiri Migrants continue to be enrolled in the Electoral Rolls of Assembly Constituencies of Kashmir Valley.

“As the Municipal Electoral Rolls are relatable to the Legislative Assembly Electoral Rolls, their names exist in

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Train service resumes in Kashmir after three days

Srinagar, Sep 18: Train service resumed on Tuesday after remaining suspended for three days in the Kashmir valley due to security reasons.

Train service was suspended on Saturday in north Kashmir as there was some protests while in south Kashmir, the service was suspended as a precautionary measure following the killing of five Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) and Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants.

Th

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018Trooper injured in J&K militant attack

Srinagar, Sep 18: A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper was injured on Tuesday when militants attacked the paramilitary forces camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.

The militants hurled a grenade and resorted to heavy firing at the CRPF camp and the SOG (special operations group) in Newa village around 12.45 a.m., the police said.

The CRPF jawan injured in the a

 

Monday, September 17, 2018Under CAP 48 students of Pulwama leave on Bharat Darshan

Srinagar, Sep 17 : Under the Civic Action Programme (CAP) 48 students from different educational institutions from of south Kashmir district of Pulwama on Monday left for Bharat Darshan.

A police spokesman said Deputy Commissioner Ghulam Mohammad Dar and Superintendent of Police (SP) , Pulwama today flagged off 48 students of Pulwama on a five day Bharat Darshan toud under CAP.

A police sp

 

Monday, September 17, 2018CPI(M) too to boycott ULB, Panchayat polls; says Centre going ahead with elections shows arrogance

Srinagar, Sep 17: Announcing not to participate in Panchayat and Urban Local Bodies (ULB) elections, the Communist Party of India (M) said the Government's decision to go ahead with elections despite majority of mainstream political parties in Jammu and Kashmir deciding to boycott it shows the arrogance of the BJP-led NDA dispensation.

The National Conference (NC) and Peoples Democratic Part

 

Monday, September 17, 2018Jitendra Singh to inaugurate All India Pension Adalat on Tuesday

New Delhi, Sep 17: Union Minister of State (independent charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Jitendra Singh will inaugurate the All India Pension Adalat here Tuesday.

The Pension Adalat, being organised by the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare (DoP&PW), will be one of the largest exercises for Pensioners’ Welfare eve

 

Monday, September 17, 2018Hope Pakistan changes attitude towards India: Rajnath

Jammu, Sep 17: Launching two smart fencing pilot projects along the international border with Pakistan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday expressed the hope that there will be a change in the attitude of the new government in Islamabad towards India.

"I don't think that there will be any change in Pakistan's nature. I pray to God that there would be change. I hope the change will be better

 

Monday, September 17, 201810 injured as bus hits Army camp's wall

Jammu, Sep 17: Ten people were injured on Monday when a mini bus hit the boundary wall of an Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.

Police said the bus went out of the driver's control in Gurdan area, leading to the accident.

"Ten passengers were injured. All of them have been shifted to the Rajouri district hospital where doctors said two had sustained serious injuries," a poli

 

Monday, September 17, 2018Separatist-sponsored strike disrupts normal life in Kashmir

Srinagar, Sep 17: Normal life was affected in the Kashmir Valley Monday due to a strike called by separatists to protest the recent killing of a civilian in Kulgam and against anti-militancy operations in south Kashmir.

Most of the shops, fuel stations and other business establishments were shut here in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

They said public transport was

 

Monday, September 17, 2018Militants kill soldier in J&K

Srinagar, Sep 17: Militants killed a soldier in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district on Monday, police said.

The militants barged into the house of Mukhtar Ahmad Malik in Shurat village and shot him from close range.

Malik was a counter insurgent before he joined the territorial army, the police added.

 

Monday, September 17, 2018Omar takes dig at Mehbooba's comment not to ally with BJP in future

Srinagar, Sep 17: Taking a dig at former Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti for her comment that she would not ally with BJP in future, National Conference (NC) Vice president Omar Abdullah said she allied with the party (BJP) for the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman’s election after they sacked her.

Taking to micor-blogging site twitter former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said “ This was your campaign

 

Monday, September 17, 2018Rajnath inaugurates smart fence pilot project in Jammu

Jammu, Sep 17: The much awaited Smart Fence Pilot Project was on Monday inaugurated by the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here at BSF Headquarters.

BSF has constructed three pilot projects of smart fencing along the International Border (IB) with Pakistan in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts.

Smart fencing on pilot project has been constructed at three places along the International Bord

 

Monday, September 17, 2018Three arrested in Assam for alleged links with HM terrorist

Guwahati: The Assam police has arrested three persons for their alleged links with Hizbul Mujahideen militant Qamar-uz-Zama, who was arrested by Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad, a senior officer said on Sunday.

They are being interrogated, Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia told reporters.

The three, identified as Shahnawaz Alam, Saidul Alam and Omar Faruk, were arrested from Hoj

 

Monday, September 17, 2018Forces launch search operation in Shopian village

Srinagar, Sep 17: Forces early this morning launched a Cordon and search operation in South Kashmir’s Shopian village.

Reports said that a joint team of Army', SOG and CRPF sealed Shopian's Heff village and conducted door to door search operation.

Officials told that CASO was launched on inputs about the presence of militants movement in the area.

Pertinently two days before an IED was

 

Monday, September 17, 2018Karvan-e-Aman bus leaves for POK

Srinagar, Sep 17: Despite tense situation due to strike called by separatists against Kulgam militant and civilian killings, the Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK), on Monday left here to cross over to other side of the Line of Control (LoC), official sources said.

The cross-LoC bus with 38 passengers left Bemina, Srinaga

 

Monday, September 17, 2018Train service remain suspended in Kashmir for security reasons

Srinagar, Sep 17: Train service remained suspended for the third day on Monday in the Kashmir valley, where separatists have called for a general strike against the killing of five militants by security forces in an encounter which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Kulgam district on Saturday morning.

Train service was suspended on Saturday in north Kashmir as there was som

 

Monday, September 17, 2018Rajnath leaves for J&K to inaugurate 'smart' border fence

New Delhi, Sep 17: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh left for Jammu and Kashmir to inaugurate two pilot projects of "smart" border fencing built under the Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) programme.

The two projects, each covering a 5.5 km-border stretch along the International Border in Jammu, are set to get a first-of-a-kind high-tech surveillance system that will cr

 

Sunday, September 16, 2018MP flags off Sambo Team for Nationals

JAMMU: Member Parliament Shamsher Singh Manhas today flagged off the selected Players of Sambo for Nationals.
"Senior National Sambo Championship" for Boys and Girls is being held at Patli-Putra Stadium in Patna from September 18.
The team of players would be accompanied by Joint Director DSEO Kamal Kumar Sharma and other prominent persons.
The MP, while encouraging the players, wished them be

 

Sunday, September 16, 2018DC Kishtwar listens to public issues at Bounjwah

Warns of action against non-performing officials

KISHTWAR: District Development Commissioner, Angrez Singh Rana, today chaired a Public Grievance Redress Camp here at Nali village Bounjwah to have the first-hand appraisal of public issues.
A team of senior officers of line departments accompanied the DC at the camp attended by prominent civil society members of block Bounjwah and locals.
The locals projected infrastructure requirements includ

 

Sunday, September 16, 2018DC Poonch interacts with Civil service aspirants

POONCH: District Development Commissioner Rahul Yadav today gave tips to Civil Service aspirants here at Government Degree College.
The Principal M H Shah, HODs, Lecturers and a large number of students were present at the session.
The DDC delivered a detailed lecture on the preparation for Civil Services examination and gave Subject wise introduction. He advised the student to have a brief outlook of all subjects and that reading newspapers is very important for Civil Services Exam. He also informed students to stress on basics of their concerned subjects.
The DDC inspired students by i

 

Sunday, September 16, 2018DC launches 'Swachtta hi Sewa" Campaign at Kishtwar

KISHTWAR: Deputy Commissioner, Angrez Singh Rana today launched a fortnight long Swachta Hi Sewa (Cleanliness is Service) campaign here from Government Higher Secondary School (Boys).
Speaking at the launch, Rana said that the mission towards cleanliness gained currency and received tremendous impetus throughout the country soon after Prime Minister of India launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on 2nd

 

Sunday, September 16, 2018Rajouri admin finalises arrangements for Urs at Shahdra Sharief

RAJOURI: Arrangements for 2 day annual Urs at Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah commencing from September 20 were finalized here at a meeting chaired by District Development Commissioner Mohd Aijaz Asad.
The meeting was attended by ADC Rajouri Sher Singh ,ACR Rajouri Qyoom Mir besides concerned officers from all other required departments including Police, Health,PHE, R&B, PDD, FCS&CA, ARTO .The Chairman, members of Auqaf Committee and other civil society members from Shahdra Sharief also attended the meeting.
Briefing the meeting about the decisions taken with regard to arrangements, the DDC sai

 

Sunday, September 16, 2018Divisional Level Inter-District football Tournament concludes in Poonch

POONCH: Three day Divisional Level Inter-district Football tournament concluded here today.
A total 17 matches were played between the teams from Five Districts of Jammu Division namely Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Rajori and Poonch. The matches were played in Under 14, Under 17 and Under 19 Category of Girls and Boys.
The winner in Under 14 Girls category was team Kathua and the runner up was District Jammu. In Under 17 Girls category District Jammu emerged winner and District Poonch end up as runner up. In Under 19 Girls Category District Poonch defeated District Samba team.
Under 14 Boys cate

 

Sunday, September 16, 2018Panchayat Polls-2018: CEO announces schedule

Elections to be held in 9 phases; Model Code of Conduct comes into effect

SRINAGAR: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Jammu and Kashmir Shaleen Kabra today announced the schedule for conduct of Panchayat Elections in the State.
“The elections to 316 Blocks in 4490 Panchayat Halqas comprising of 35096 Panch Constituencies will be held from 17 November to 11 December in 9 phases,” Kabra said at a press conference here today.
He said the last Panchayat elections in the Sta

 

Sunday, September 16, 2018Around 25300 candidates appear in JK Combined Competitive (Prelims) Exam-2018

JKPSC thanks administration for facilitating smooth conduct of test

SRINAGAR: Around 25300 candidates appeared in J&K Combined Competitive (Preliminary) Examination-2018 conducted smoothly by Jammu & Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) at 65 examination venues across the State today.
According to Khalid Majeed, Controller Examinations, JKPSC, the examination was conducted in two sessions from 10 am to 12 noon and from 2 pm to 4 pm, in which 25354 candidates appeared in forenoon session and 25310 in afternoon session with an overall percentage of 72.70% in forenoon session and 72.50% in the afternoon session. He said 34873 candidates had applied for app

 

Sunday, September 16, 2018Comm Secy FCS&CA visits Kupwara, takes Stock of Supplies

KUPWARA: Commissioner Secretary, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA), Dr Abdul Rashid today visited Kulangam granary, FSD Bumhama and border areas of Kupwara to check the border dumping position.
Director FCS&CA Kashmir, Assistant Director FCS&CA Kupwara and other officials accompanied him during his visit.
Commissioner Secretary also visited Lontha granary and other food and ker

 

Sunday, September 16, 2018DDC Bandipora finalises special development plan for Tulail

Residential accommodation to be constructed for doctors, lecturers posted in the area

BANDIPORA: District Development Commissioner Bandipora Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary today finalised special sectoral development plan for remote forward area of Tulail in Gurez.
The developmental plan was finalized at a meeting convened by the DDC to take a holistic review of the progress of developmental works in the border area.
Joint Director Planning, SE PDD, SE Mechanical, SE PWD, SDM Gurez, Executive Engineers of PHE, Power, PDD, Commander BRTF, CMO, CEO, CAO, CAHO, DSHO, other district and sectoral officers, and sub-divisional officers attended the meeting.
A comprehensive plan was dev

 

Sunday, September 16, 2018DDC Ganderbal visits Regional Transformer Repair workshop

GANDERBAL: District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Dr. Piyush Singla, today visited newly constructed Regional Transformer Repair workshop at Old Power House premises here.
The transformer workshop has been established with an estimated cost of Rs. 114.16 lakh which will cater to the needs of both the Ganderbal and Bandipora districts.
On the occasion, DDC said that within one month the workshop will be fully functional and will help in resolving the issue of repairing transformers within shortest possible time within the district especially in winters.
The district administration is

 

Sunday, September 16, 2018DDC Poonch listens to pubic grievances at Bufliaz

POONCH: District Development Commissioner Rahul Yadav today listened to public grievances here at Bufliaz.
He interacted with the public, assessed their problems and redressed several issues on the spot in presence of SDM Surankote, Tehsildar Bufliaz, and other police and civil officers.
A large number of locals were present at the meeting.
The locals projected their issues and demands. They s

 

Sunday, September 16, 2018ISSC students participate in cultural festival at Bhaderwah

SRINAGAR: Over two dozen students of Islamia College of Science and Commerce (ICSC) Srinagar participated in a five-day Cultural Fest camp held at Bhaderwah campus of the University of Jammu.
The 25-member group of students selected for participation in the camp by the Cultural Committee of the college participated in different kinds of events during the camp. They won four positions and special

 

Sunday, September 16, 2018Work of 132 KV Transmission Line tower launched at Surankote

POONCH: The work for the construction of a vital tower for 132 KV Draba-Chandak transmission line was started here at Kallar Kattal, Surankote.
The Tower no 34 of the Transmission Line is being constructed by Power Grid Corporation of India Limited at an estimated cost of 25 cr.
District Development Commissioner Rahul Yadav launched the construction work in presence of SDM Suronkote, Chief Mana

 

Sunday, September 16, 2018KAS Prelims-2018: ADC Bla visits exam centers, took stock of facilities

BARAMULLA: Additional Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Farooq Ahmad Baba accompanied by CEO GAD M Haneef Balkhi who is also the observer, today visited various examination centres of Baramulla district where Combined Competitive (Preliminary) Examination 2018 is being conducted by Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC).
A total of 1896 candidates participated in the examination for which three examination centers were established by the commission.
The Additional Deputy Commissioner inspected examination centers at Govt Boys Degree College Baramulla, Govt Women’s College Baramul

 

Sunday, September 16, 2018Kargil: Open defection completely prohibited

KARGIL: Executive Officer, Municipal Committee, Kargil, today said the open defection is completely prohibited within the jurisdiction of Municipal Committee, Kargil.
“Any person found defection in open shall be imposed with a fine of Rs200/= and persons found urinating in open shall be imposed with a fine of Rs100/= and the habitual and chronic defaulters shall be booked under relevant provision of law,” the officer said.

 

Sunday, September 16, 2018After 2 decades, JK swimming team to participate in National games

Secretary Sports Council lauds efforts of players

SRINAGAR: For the first time in nearly two decades, a four-member swimming team from Jammu and Kashmir will participate in the national games.
The players will participate in National Championship which is going to be held in Kerala.
Swimming Coach Mohd Amin while expressing happiness over the participation of team in the national games said: “The water sport in Kashmir is on the path of revival. Various players showed interests in the discipline and after selection, trials were held at Nehru Park by Sports Council and four players were selected.”
“We received good support from J&K State S

 

Sunday, September 16, 2018Water Skiing district championship concludes

Over 150 players from four districts participated

SRINAGAR: The Water Skiing District Championship 2018 organized by J&K Water Skiing Association under the aegis of J&K State Sports Council concluded here at SKICC Water Sports Centre Srinagar.
More than 150 participants from four districts in the age category of Senior, Junior and Sub-Junior categories took part in the championship.
At the end, the winners were given medals and certificates. Among senior category, Imtiyaz Ah bagged 1st position, Bilal Ahmad Sheikh and Sameer Ah Kaloo bagged 2nd and 3rd respectively.
In the Junior Category, Imran Bashir of SP College bagged 1st position wh

 

Sunday, September 16, 2018Event for Deaf and Dumb Association held at Indoor stadium

Over 100 players participating in four disciplines

SRINAGAR: In a bid to reach out to every player associated with the sports, J&K State Sports Council organized an event cum competition for Deaf and Dumb Association which commenced today at Indoor Sports Stadium Srinagar.
“More than 100 players participated in four disciplines including chess, athletics, badminton and volleyball. The event will be concluded on Monday,” said DSO Kashmir, Nuzhat Ara.
It is pertinent to mention here that the players are among around 250 sportspersons registered with the J&K Sports Association for the deaf.

 

Sunday, September 16, 2018JK Sports Council at forefront of promoting raw talent: Dr Chowdhary

First-ever Martial Arts 2018 Carnival concludes

SRINAGAR: The J&K Sports Council has organized first ever Kashmir division Martial Arts Games 2018 at Indoor Stadium Srinagar which commenced on September 13 and concluded on September 15.
“More than 1500 children participated in the carnival throughout the Valley in competitions of different martial arts like Judo, Taekwondo, Wushu, Pencak Silat, etc,” said Nuzhat Ara, Divisional Sports Officer, Kashmir.
“It was a mega event which had many wings of martial arts like Judo, Taekwondo, among others. It is beneficial for children as they experience different sports and also get firsthand exper

 

Sunday, September 16, 2018No grudge against officers approaching Supreme Court: Sitharaman

New Delhi, Sep 16: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said she has no "grudge" against a group of Army officers who have approached the Supreme Court to present their views on cases relating to the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).

The defence minister said the officers have chosen to go to the court as there is a "certain sense of worry" in their minds which she can understand.

 

Sunday, September 16, 2018J&K PSC exempts specially abled candidates from application fee

Srinagar, Sep 16: The Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) announced on Saturday that all physically challenged and specially abled candidates would henceforth be exempt from paying any application fee.

Lateef-ul-Zaman Deva, Chairman of the JKPSC, said: "Physically challenged Persons and specially abled candidates are henceforth exempt by JKPSC from payment of application fee fo

 

Sunday, September 16, 2018Train service remains suspended in Kashmir

Srinagar, Sep 16: Train service remained suspended for the second day on Sunday in the Kashmir valley, for security reasons.

Train service was suspended in north Kashmir as there was some protests while in south Kashmir, the service was suspended as a precautionary measure following the killing of three Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) and Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants on Saturday.

He said no train

 

Sunday, September 16, 2018Militants trigger IED to target security force vehicle in Shopian

Srinagar, Sep 16: Militants triggered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) to target security force vehicle in south Kashmir district of Shopian in the wee hours of Sunday, official sources said.

They said militants detonated an IED when a security force vehicle was passing Heff area in Shopian. The blast followed by heavy firing, they said adding there was no report of any loss of life or dam

 

Sunday, September 16, 2018Panchayat polls to be held in nine phases from Nov 17 to Dec 11

Srinagar, Sep 16: The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Electoral Officer on Sunday announced the dates of panchayat elections which is slated to be held in nine phases. The polling will be conducted between November 17 and December 11. The polls will elect 4,130 sarpanch, 29,719 panch and 1,145 ward commissioners.

The counting of votes will take place on the respective days of polling. The votes will b

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018Students, teachers need to spread message of cleanliness: Advisor Ganai

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today stressed upon students and teachers to spread the message of maintaining cleanliness in and around their surroundings.
The Advisor Ganai was speaking at a function after witnessing several activities carried out in the second phase of cleanliness drive, "Swachhata Hi Seva-2018" held by the Directorate of SAMAGRA Shiksha, in collaboration

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018Hirdesh Kumar reviews progress of power sector schemes at Udhampur

Stresses on achieving 100% target under SAUBHAGYA

UDHAMPUR: To review the SAUBHAGYA and other centrally sponsored schemes (CSS) of Power sector for Udhampur and Reasi District, a meeting of officers was held under the Chairmanship of Commissioner/Secretary, Power Development Department, Hirdesh Kumar in the Conference Hall of DC Office Complex, Udhampur here.
The meeting was attended by District Development Commissioner, Udhampur, Ravinder Kuma

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018Farooq Shah inspects NRDWP scheme at Dharap

JAMMU: Secretary, Public Health Engineering (PHE), Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) and Relief and Rehabilitation, Farooq Ahmed Shah inspected the Water Supply Scheme under National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) here at Dharap last evening.
He was accompanied by Chief Engineer PHE Jammu, Ashok Gandotra, Senior Engineer Mechanical Urban, Ajay Singh Wazir and XEns PHE, J P Singh and Aj

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018DSEK suspends recognition of RP School Mallabagh, GVEI

SRINAGAR: Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) today ordered suspension of recognition of RP School Mallabagh and Green Valley Educational Institute, Ellahibagh for exorbitant fee hike and non-compliance of orders from the Department.
“An order vide no. DSEK/GS/1418-25/2018, dated: 14-09-2018 has been issued in this regard and another communication vide no. DSEK/GS/1069-70, dated: 03-07-2018 was forwarded to Joint Secretary JKBOSE and Principal DIET Srinagar wherein they were instructed not to entertain any affair of the schools till further instructions from the Directorate,” a st

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018‘Swachhta hi Seva’ observed at Gandhinagar Hospital

SBM a historic drive, producing extraordinary results: Shamsher Manhas

JAMMU: Member Parliament, Rajya Sabha, Shamsher Singh Manhas today said that Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) has been a historic drive, lead by Prime Minister, which has been producing extraordinary results on ground especially in rural areas where open defecation and sanitation has been a problem for the years together.
The MP was speaking during cleanliness drive under ‘Swachhta hi Seva’ programme

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018Nationwide ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ campaign launched; DC Jammu reviews preparedness for the campaign

Mobilise people, reinforce mass movement for sanitation: DC to officers

JAMMU: Deputy Commissioner Office, Jammu, today organized a programme to witness the nationwide launch of ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ campaign by Prime Minister.
Deputy Commissioner Ramesh Kumar, DPO Sunaina Saini, BDOs and senior officers from the concerned departments were present on the occasion.
Swachhata Hi Seva movement began with ‘Swachharambh’ programme in which Prime Minister interacted with th

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018Jammu Tawi Golf Course continues plantation drive

JAMMU: Continuing its green initiative, Jammu Tawi Golf Course Management, in collaboration with Mahindra Finance Company, held a plantation drive today here at Jammu Tawi Golf Course.
The management appreciated the team of MFC, headed by its HR Manager, Syed Meesan Raza, for donating 200 trees of different species to Jammu Tawi Golf Course and contributing for this noble cause in preserving the environment.

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018DDC Rajouri reviews BBBP implementation

RAJOURI: District Development Commissioner Rajouri Mohammad Aijaz Asad today convened a meeting of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) District Level Task Force (DLTF) here today at conference hall of DDC office, Rajouri.
The DDC asked the Social Welfare, Health & Education departments and other concerned departments to put in a collaborated effort to ensure that the objectives of the scheme are realized to the fullest.
He stressed on organizing more camps and workshops for masses and functionaries of several departments to sensitize them on the issue of Child Sex Ratio (CSR) and value of girl c

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018Reasi pledges for ‘Swachhata’

REASI: In continuance with Prime Miniter’s 'Swachhata Hi Seva’ movement, Deputy Commissioner Reasi, Prasanna Ramaswamy G today launched the movement here at Reasi. The launching ceremony began with an oath ceremony wherein the DC along with district officials as well as the locals pledged to make the Swachhata mission successful.
After the oath-taking, all district officials took part in the cle

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018Cleanliness, a collective social responsibility: DDC Udhampur

‘Swachhta Hi Sewa’ campaign launched

UDHAMPUR: Cleanliness is not the responsibility of only few people but it is collective social responsibility. District Development Commissioner, Udhampur, Ravinder Kumar stated this during the launch of ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ campaign here today at Conference Hall of DC Office Complex, Udhampur.
Speaking on the occasion, the DDC highlighted the role of every individual towards fulfilling the object

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018JD Agriculture Extension reviews post-hailstorm situation

SRINAGAR: To monitor the assessment of damage caused by recent hailstorm in different areas of Central Kashmir’s Budgam District and North Kashmir’s Baramulla, Bandipur and Kupwara districts Joint Director Agriculture Extension Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal paid an extensive visit to the affected areas which includes the villages of Narbal, Magam, Watmagam, Adina, PethMakhama, Hanjibugh, Peth Kanihama, Chairgune, S.K.Pora, Shiv Pora, Agrikalan, Goom Ahmadpora, Lalpora, Wussan, Tarhama, Kunzar, Pattan etc.
While reviewing the losses, he directed the concerned officers and assessment teams to ad

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018PSC Chairman meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Sh. Abdul Latief U Zaman Deva, Chairman, Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission, called on Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan here today.
Sh. Deva briefed Governor about the continuing improvements being made by the Commission by progressively enhancing the use of technology in the conduct of exams and interviews and bringing all processes online to ensure greater transparency

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018Chairman J&K Bank meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Sh. Parvez Ahmed, Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Bank, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
The Chairman made a detailed presentation about the initiatives of the Bank like strengthening of the balance sheet, Transparency in functioning and professionalization of the Board of the Bank. He apprised Governor of the various prospective areas identified by the Bank to enh

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018Advisor Ganai calls for promoting desirable professionalism among engineers

'People recognize, appreciate good work'

SRINAGAR: Urging engineers of the State to adapt thorough professional attitude in delivering their duties, Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today said "desirable professionalism would result in the optimum use of available resources."
The Advisor was speaking at the "51st Engineers Day" function held at the auditorium of The Institution of Engineers (India), Jammu and Kashmir State Cen

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018Address public issues on priority: Div Com to DDCs

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today directed all District Development Commissioners (DDCs) of the Kashmir Division to full-fill all genuine demands of the general public on priority.
The Divisional Commissioner was speaking at a meeting he chaired to review the follow-up action of the demands made by the general public before Advisor Vijay Kumar during his visit t

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018DDC Kupwara reviews progress of anti-encroachment drive

KUPWARA: District Development Commissioner Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir, today convened a meeting of Revenue officers to review the progress achieved under Jamabandi 2016-17, anti-encroachment drive in the district.
The meeting was attended by SSP Kupwara, ADC Handwara, ACR Kupwara, SDM Lolab, Tehsildars, Naib Tehsildars and other concerned.
It was said that Jamabandi of 245 villages against total

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018DDC Bandipora reviews Muharram arrangements at Sumbal

BANDIPORA: District Development Commissioner Bandipora, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, today reviewed the Muharram arrangements and approved a number of measures for providing better amenities to Imam Baras at Sumbal.
SSP Sheikh Zulfkar Azad, SDM Syed Naseer Ahmed, Nodal Officer Dr Iftikhar Ghazi, SDPO Sumbal, Exens of PHE, PDD, PWD, I&C, Tehsildars, district officers, representatives of religious

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018DC Budgam launches ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ fortnight

BUDGAM: Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar, today launched the fortnight ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ cleanliness and sanitation programme at Boys Higher Secondary School Budgam.
On the occasion, DC stressed on maintaining cleanliness not only in houses but at public places for the clean and hygienic environment.
The fortnight campaign, organized by Union Ministry of Drinking Water & Sani

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018DDC Anantnag chairs DLRC meeting

ANANTNAG: District Development Commissioner, Anantnag, Mohammad Younis Malik, today chaired the District Level Review Committee (DLRC) meeting to review the performance of banks and line departments for the 1st quarter ending June -2018 under District Credit Action Plan – 2018-19.
The meeting reviewed the progress achieved in various sectors like Agriculture, Micro and Small Enterprises, Educati

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018JKSDM conducts surprise visit to PMKVY training centres

SRINAGAR: To ensure quality training is being imparted to the candidates, officials of J&K Skill Development Mission (JKSDM) today conducted unscheduled visits to various PMKVY training centres.
The officials visited AISECT centre Sopore, Super Computer centre Anantnag and Evergreen centre Jammu who are imparting Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) state component training.
PMKVY is the

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018Police official convicted in corruption case

SRINAGAR: A police official was convicted on Saturday of corruption charge at the court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Kashmir Srinagar presided by R N Wattal.
The official was accused of demanding and accepting Rs. 1000 from the complainant as illegal gratification for implementation of Court order passed by Munsif (Ist class Magistrate) Magam relating to a land dispute.
The court sentenced the accused official to undergo one-year imprisonment with a fine of Rs. 10,000 for the commission of the offence under section 5(1) (d) r/w 5(2) J&K P.C Act, and six-month imprisonment with fine of

 

Saturday, September 15, 20183 ICDS officials suspended for unauthorized absence

SRINAGAR: State Mission Director ICDS, J&K, today conducted a surprise inspection of ICDS project Kangan during which three officials of CDPO office were placed under suspension for unauthorized absence from duty.

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018Govt constitutes Committee for revision of timber sale rates

SRINAGAR: The Governor’s Administration today accorded sanction to the constitution of a Committee for revision of sale rates of timber.
According to the order issued by GAD, the Committee will be headed by Administrative Secretary, Finance Department. The members of the Committee are Administrative Secretary, Planning, Development & Monitoring Department, Administrative Secretary, Forest, Environment & Ecology Department, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, J&K, and Secretary (Technical), Forest, Environment & Ecology Department.
Managing Director, J&K State Forest Corporation will b

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018DDC Kupwara flags off ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ rally

KUPWARA: District Development Commissioner Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir flagged off a rally under PM's fortnight programme "Swachhata Hi Seva" from DC Office here today.
The programme will continue till October 02, 2018, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The rally comprising of about 200 students of various schools, carrying informative placards passed through various markets accompanied by r

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018GGHSS Pulwama celebrates Annual Day

PULWAMA: Govt Girls Higher Secondary School Pulwama today organised a grand function to celebrate its annual day in which District Development Commissioner Pulwama G M Dar was the Chief Guest.
Speaking on the Occasion, DDC urged students to work hard, both in academics and sports domain, as education is the only way by which we can prove ourselves in different fields of life. He said every relig

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018“Swachta He Seva” campaign launched in Ganderbal

GANDERBAL: With a vision to promote cleanliness in the entire district, Additional District Development Commissioner Ganderbal (Nodal Officer, SHS), N A Baba kick-started 'Swachta He Seva' campaign today from Mini Secretariat, DC Office Ganderbal in presence of District Panchayat Officer, Ganderbal.
During the event, various employees of the line departments and Rural Development Department were

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018DDC convenes Public Meeting for developmental works in Sumbal, Hajin

Srinagar, Sep 15: District Development Commissioner, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary conducted a comprehensive review of developmental works in Sumbal, Hajin and adjoining villages. Public feedback was also obtained regarding developmental works and gaps.

SSP,SDM Sumbal SE PDD, ACD, ExEN PWD, ExEn PDD and other senior officers attended the meeting. Prominent citizens, representatives of various ass

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018Man dies in tragic Road Accident

Srinagar, Sep 15: In a tragic road accident father died on spot while son recieved serious injuries in a road accident at Pattan area of Baramulla in North Kashmir on Saturday.

Reports said that a speedy bus bearing registration number JK01C 0782 hit with four wheeler private vehicle (ALTO) bearing registration number JK01J 6169 resulting on spot death of one father while his son criticall

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018Civilian killed, 10 injured as clashes break out after Kulgam encounter

Srinagar, Sep 15: A civilian was killed and 10 others were injured Saturday in clashes between protestors and security forces following an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, in which five militants were killed, police said.

Clashes broke out between groups of youths and security forces, who were engaged in the counter-militancy operation, at the Chowgam area of Qazigund in Kulg

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018BMO Kandi organises free medical cum certificate camp at village Chakli Jamola.

September 15: In order to provide all type of medical facilities to the people at their doorsteps under Public Service Guarantee Act, Block Medical Officer, Kandi, Dr.Iqbal Malik with the coordination of middle school Chakle Jamola, organized a medical-cum-certificate camp at village Chakli Jamoal, a far-flung area in the hamlets of Kotranka town of district Rajouri.

A team of Doctors, Dr Ghu

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018Army soldier injured critically in Pakistan sniper attack in Rajouri

Srinagar, Sep 15: An army soldier was critically injured in sniper fire from across the border as the armies of India and Pakistan exchanged fire and shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

A senior police officer told TNN that Pakistan army in “violation of ceasefire” attacked the army’s 2/1 GR Regiment near along the border in

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018Fire breaks out at Pamposh Hotel in J&K's Srinagar, 5 fire tenders at spot

Srinagar, Sep 15: A massive fire erupted at a local hotel here in Srinagar, but there was no loss of life or injury, police said.

The fire broke out at Hotel Pamposh near Regal Chowk in the heart of the city here, a police official said.

He said the fire started in the attic of the six-storey building and spread fast.

Fire tenders were rushed to the spot and police, and fire and emergenc

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018Man dies of electrocution, two injured; locals stage protest in Akhnoor

Jammu, Sep 15: Protest triggered on Saturday after a man died of electrocution while two women suffered injuries in Pargwal area of Akhnoor here on the city outskirts.

"Due to short circuit in high tension wire during wee hours on Saturday at village N S Pura in Pargwal sector, Khour, one person identified as Parmanand, 70, died," police sources here said.

They said two women -- Rajni Devi

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018Thirty-three kg banned forest produce seized in Ramban

Jammu, Sep 15: A team of Jammu and Kashmir Forest Department on Saturday seized banned forest produce (Nag chatri) from a bus in Ramban district.

"A forest team recovered 33 kg Nagchhatri (Trillium Govanianum)-a banned Minor Forest Produce, which was being sent to Delhi from Kishtwar through a courier," official sources here said.

They said the herb was seized by Forest team led by Range Of

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018Kidnapped minor girl rescued, accused held in Rajouri

Jammu, Sep 15: A minor girl, who was allegedly kidnapped missing from her house in Rajouri, was rescued in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Saturday.

The accused, Kapil Dev, of Jamola village of Rajouri was arrested during a rescue operation, a police spokesperson said.

He said a man from Kharak village had lodged a missing report of her daughter on September 7 and dur

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018JK Police sets up NARC cell to prepare database to counter organised crime in Udhampur

Jammu, Sep 15: In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the Jammu and Kashmir Police has set up a Narcotic Awareness Recidivism Control (NARC) cell in Udhampur district to prepare database of all hardcore criminals to counter organised crime in the state, a senior police officer said on Saturday.

The cell, headed by two sub-inspector rank officers, including a computer expert, was set up in May-Jun

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018PM condoles death of people in road accident in J&K's Kishtwar

New Delhi, Sep 15 Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death of 17 people in a road accident in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday and wished speedy recovery of the injured.

"The accident in Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir is tragic. Condolences to those who lost their loved ones. May the injured recover at the earliest," the prime minister tweeted.

At least 17 passengers wer

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018Five militants killed in J&K

Srinagar, Sep 15: Five militants were killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, police said.

Upon receiving a tip-off about the presence of militants, the security forces on Friday night cordoned off Chowgam village of Qazigund area and launched a search operation.

According to the police, there were no casualties on the security force

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018Mobile internet service suspended in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Sep 15: Mobile internet service of all cellular companies has been suspended in twin south Kashmir districts of Anantnag and Kulgam as a precautionary measure to prevent spread of rumours following the killing of three militants in an encounter early Saturday morning.

The district administrations in Kulgam and Anantnag have directed all Cellular companies, including Bharat Sanchar N

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018Death dance continues on Kishtwar roads, 17 dead

2 critical among 16 injured; PM, Guv condole; Rs 5L ex-gratia relief for NoK of deceased

SCARY STATISTICS

On an average, 1500 accidents take place in Jammu region every year with nearly 2000 deaths and over 5000 injuries. Most of these incidents take place on the roads of erstwhile Doda district including Doda, Kishtwar and Bhaderwah areas.

Since year 2004, vehicles have killed 46% more people in Jammu and Kashmir than over all people killed in militancy-related activities inc

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018REASI AFTERMATH NIA team visits encounter site; forest sanitized, fresh searches in Udhampur

JAMMU: In the backdrop of startling revelations by the guide of three JeM terrorists killed yesterday, a team of National Investigation Team (NIA) on Friday visited the encounter site in Reasi district, even as security forces, along with bomb disposal squad today sanitized the Dirthi forest area at Kakriyal near SMVDU and recovered the un-exploded grenades, bombs and IEDs used to neutralize the

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018NAC reviews security, calls for strict vigil; Guv briefed

JAMMU/SRINAGAR: General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Army's Northern Command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Friday reviewed security situation in Jammu before leaving for Valley to take stock of operational preparedness, ending his day by briefing Governor Satya Pal Malik in a meeting this evening.
The Northern Army Commander’s two-day visit to state comes a day after security forces neutralized

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018Sudhir AICC Secy for J&K

JAMMU: Former minister for Urban Development in Himachal Pradesh Cabinet, Sudhir Sharma, who is among the 9 leaders appointed as Secretary, All India Congress Committee, will be looking after Jammu and Kashmir.

His appointment came on the day when Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday cleared the appointment of nine new AICC secretaries and a screening committee for poll-bound Telangana.

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018Panel formed to examine absentee medicos’ cases

SRINAGAR: A week after it terminated the services of 65 doctors missing from their duties for long period of time, the Governor’s administration on Friday has re-constituted a Departmental panel to examine other such cases.

“The sanction has been accorded to the reconstitution of a Departmental committee to examine the cases of doctors or any officer/official of subordinate office related to the un-authorized absence/over-stay on deputation/study leave cases or any other,” an official order read.

According to the order, the sanction has been accorded in supersession of all previous orde

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018Mandaviya reviews highway projects in J&K, meets Malik

SRINAGAR: Union minister of state for Road Transport and Highways Mansukh L Mandaviya, who arrived her for two-day visit, reviewed the pace of construction of various highway projects in the state, before meeting Governor Satya Pal Malik and discussing various ongoing as well as the proposed projects.

The minister reviewed the progress of the projects of the National Highways Authority of Indi

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018Terror Funding SC stays Watali’s bail

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Friday stayed the Delhi High Court order granting bail to Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Watali, arrested by the NIA for his alleged role in a terror-funding case involving Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud considered the submissions of National Investigation A

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018Govt unveils steps to check CAD, stablise Re, PM reviews economy

NEW DELHI: The government Friday announced an array of steps, including removal of withholding tax on Masala bonds, relaxation for FPIs, and curbs on non-essential imports, to contain the widening CAD and check the rupee fall.

The decisions were taken at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to review the prevailing economic issues.

Modi was briefed by RBI Governor Urjit Patel,

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018GST amnesty extended till October 14

SRINAGAR: Much to the relief of businessmen, traders and industrialists of the state, the government today ordered extension of GST amnesty scheme by another period of 30 days.

The due date of depositing 1st installment as per the provisions of the scheme shall now be 14th October, 2018, an order issued by Navin K Choudhary, Principal Secretary, Finance Department read.

The Government had

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018Demarcation of 66436 K JDA land File status report or appear in person: HC to Div Com-J

JAMMU: Taking a serious note of the non-filing of the report on status of demarcation of 66436 Kanal JDA Land in Jammu and Samba districts by the Divisional Commissioner Jammu, the state High Court on Friday directed him to submit the latest report within two weeks, failing which he shall remain present before it.

A Division Bench of the court comprising First Puisne Judge Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice Sanjay Kumar Gupta further directed the Vice-Chairman JDA to file response within a period of two weeks from today.

The Court was hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) highlighting

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018Police for using low-beam lights while driving

SRINAGAR: Senior Superintendent of Police Traffic city Srinagar has directed all vehicle owners to drive their vehicles on the low-beam light during night hours and paint their upper headlights black to avoid any untoward incident.

The SSP said that it has been noticed that during night hours the drivers use high-beam lights in their vehicles, which causes inconvenience to the drivers coming f

 

Saturday, September 15, 20187 SIs among 11 adjusted

JAMMU: The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Doda-Kishtwar-Ramban (DKR) Range today ordered adjustment of seven Sub Inspectors (SIs) among 11 cops. As per an official order in this regard, SI Sumit Sharma has been adjusted in district Ramban, SI Imran Khan adjusted in district Doda, SI Mohd Latief adjusted in district Doda, SI Rajesh Kumar adjusted in district Kishtwar, SI Fareed Ahmed adjuste

 

Saturday, September 15, 20183 unexploded shells found at Tosamaidan

SRINAGAR: Three unexploded shells were Friday recovered and exploded by a bomb disposal squad at Tosamaidan meadow in Budgam district, police said.

Three unexploded shells were recovered and exploded by the bomb disposal squad and the Army at Tosamaidan in the central Kashmir district, a police official said.

He added that there was no loss of life or injury in the incident.

Tosamaidan w

 

Saturday, September 15, 201820158 complaints disposed off in Governor’s Rule

SRINAGAR: Since the imposition of Governor’s Rule, during 20th June – 14th September, 2018, the Grievance Cell (including Governor’s Secretariat) received 20780 complaints-grievances of which 20158 have been dealt with or forwarded to the concerned quarters for timely redressal while as 320 complaints-grievances are under process.

Similarly, on the directions of Governor, all the three Adviso

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018Lawyers stage protest, accuse Pakistan of supporting terror activities in J&K

JAMMU: Lawyers on Friday staged a protest against Pakistan alleging that it was continuously supporting terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir.

The protest, led by president of Jammu and Kashmir BAR Association B S Slathia, was held inside a court complex at Janipur.

"The activities of these sleeper cells in active connivance of certain elements is a matter of grave concern and requires to

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018Forces allegedly ransack house of Naiko’s relative in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Sep 15: Security forces allegedly went berserk in Beighpora village of Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district and ransacked the house of one of the close relatives of Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Riyaz Naikoo, sources said on Saturday.

Forces raided the joint house of two brothers, Nisar Ahmad and Nazir Ahmad late last night and allegedly ransacked.

Forces even dug their l

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018Train service suspended in Kashmir for security reasons

Srinagar, Sep 15: Train service was on Saturday suspended in the Kashmir valley, where three militants were killed by security forces in an encounter which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Kulgam district in the morning.

'We have suspended all train runs in the Kashmir valley following a fresh advisory received from the police,' a senior railway official told TNN.

He sa

 

Saturday, September 15, 20183 militants killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, Sep 15: Three militants were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district on Saturday, police said.

Upon receiving a tip-off about the presence of militants, the security forces on Friday night cordoned off Chowgam village of Qazigund area and launched a search operation.

"Immediately after the militants were trapped inside a house, they started firing at the secur

 

Friday, September 14, 2018JCCI President visits Sopore

Condoles G. R. Ganai’s demise

JAMMU: President, Jammu Chamber of Commerce & Industry (JCCI), Rakesh Gupta visited Sopore town in Kashmir yesterday and visited the residence of Ghulam Rasool Ganai, Ex-President of Northern Pharmaceutical Distributors Association (NPDA), who breathed his last recently. Gupta was accompanied by Haji Mohd Ashraf, President, Traders Federation of Sopore, Hussain Shah and Mohd Muzaffar Shah both Ex

 

Friday, September 14, 2018DDC Rajouri inaugurates Inter-District Throw Ball Tournament

Rajouri: District Development Commissioner, Rajouri, Mohd Aijaz Asad today inaugurated Inter-District Throw Ball Tournament (Boys/ Girls) for Under-14, Under-17 and Under-19 here at Sports Complex, Rajouri.
Organized by the Department of Youth Services and Sports, the competition will conclude on 16th of this month. The teams from three districts, Rajouri, Jammu and Doda, comprising of 73 boys and 60 girls are participating in these competitions.
Speaking on the occasion, the DDC said that the equal participation of female folks in all sports-related activities at schools and other institut

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Designated specified places notified for Patwaris

KISHTWAR: Deputy Commissioner, Kishtwar Angrez Singh Rana today notified the details of specified places of each Patwar Halqa. Earlier, the DC had issued series of directions for the field Patwaris regarding the compliance of the instructions issued by Financial Commissioner Revenue, J&K wherein field Patwaries have been directed to remain available at the specified places in their respective Patwar Halqas for at least two days in a week, exclusively on every Monday and Thursday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and had also directed the ACR Kishtwar to stop the salaries of Tehsildars , NT's, GQ's a

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Hirdesh reviews progress of power sector schemes at Udhampur

Stresses on achieving 100% target under SAUBHAGYA

UDHAMPUR: To review the SAUBHAGYA and other centrally sponsored schemes (CSS) of Power sector for Udhampur and Reasi District, a meeting of officers was held under the Chairmanship of Commissioner/Secretary, Power Development Department, Hirdesh Kumar in the Conference Hall of DC Office Complex, Udhampur here today.
The meeting was attended by District Development Commissioner, Udhampur, Ravinder Kumar, Chief Engineer Project Wing, Avinash Dubey, Chief Engineer EM&RE, Sudhir Gupta, Director Planning PDD, Rakesh Jamwal, Chief Planning Officer, Rajeev Bhushan, Assistant Commissioner Developmen

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Div Com launches postal delivery service of PRCs for Jammu Distt

JAMMU: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma today launched “Postal Delivery of Permanent Resident Certificates” for District Jammu, in presence of Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar and Director Postal Services J&K, Gaurav Srivastva.
The DC briefed the Div Com about the unique initiative by administration to facilitate applicants for transparent delivery of PRCs. It was informed tha

 

Friday, September 14, 2018DDC Jammu chairs DLRC meet

JAMMU: A meeting of District Level Review Committee/District Consultative Committee (DLRC/DCC) for the Quarter ended June 2018 of Jammu district convened by the Lead Bank office, State Bank of India, Jammu was held under the Chairmanship of District Development Commissioner Jammu ,Ramesh Kumar here today at PWD Guest House Gandhi Nagar, Jammu.
During the meeting, the DDC reviewed the performance

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Power supply to remain affected

JAMMU: As per Superintending Engineer, Elect. Maintt. & R.E. Circle Jammu, the power supply to B/B, D/C Block Lakshni Narayan Mandir, Govt. Quarters, Gandhi Nagar, A/C Block Main Stop Govt. Flats Last Morh, Gandhi Nagar and its adjoining areas fed from JDA-1 and JDA-6 feeders shall remain affected on September 15 from 07 am to 11 am.
Similarly, the power supply to Bahu Plaza, Divisional Commissioner Office, Mangal Market, Shiv market and its adjoining area fed from JDA-2 and JDA-4 feeders shall remain affected on September 16 from 07 am to 11 am.
Meanwhile, the power supply to Ratnu Chak, S

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Executive Director Usha Social Services meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Ms. Priya Saumya, Executive Director Usha Social Services, a department of Usha International Limited, accompanied by Ms. Indu Gautam, Senior Manager, Usha Social Services, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Ms. Saumya apprised Governor about the Usha Silai School Program, a pan India community based rural initiative of Usha International Ltd., aimed at empowe

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Commissioner Secy Floriculture for proper upkeep of gardens, parks

SRINAGAR: Commissioner Secretary Floriculture, Gardens and Parks, Mohammad Javaid Khan, today called for proper upkeep of gardens and parks by involving local mohalla committees in the process.
The Commissioner Secretary was speaking at a meeting held here today in which Director Floriculture Kashmir, Additional Secretary Floriculture, Director Finance, Deputy Director Planning and other concern

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Disposal of grievances during Governor’s Rule

SRINAGAR: Since the imposition of Governor’s Rule, during 20th June – 14th September, 2018, the Grievance Cell (including Governor’s Secretariat) received 20780 complaints/grievances of which 20158 have been dealt with/ forwarded to the concerned quarters for timely redressal while as 320 complaints/grievances are under process.
Similarly, on the directions of Governor, all the three Advisors to the Governor have been regularly meeting and hearing the grievances of delegations/deputations and individuals as per the notified schedule. The three Advisors to Governor have attended/heard 1210 d

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Advisor Vyas interacts with public at Jammu, attends to their grievances

JAMMU: Continuing his public interaction programme in Jammu under the aegis of JK Governor's Grievance Cell, Advisor to Governor, B B Vyas today listened to the grievances of more than 180 people from different walks of life including 23 delegations comprising civil society groups and public delegations from different districts.
A delegation of Bari Brahmana Industries Association led by Chairma

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Farooq Shah reviews functioning of PHE, I&FC

JAMMU: Secretary, Public Health Engineering (PHE), Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) and Relief and Rehabilitation, Farooq Ahmed Shah, today reviewed the functioning of the PHE and I&FC Departments in separate meetings here. The Secretary also took stock of the progress made in various projects under these sectors.
The meetings were attended by Chief Engineer PHE Jammu, Ashok Gandotra, Chief E

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Mission Director ICDS inaugurates Aadhaar enrolment centre

ICDS sets up 141 Aadhaar enrolment centres

SRINAGAR: State Mission Director ICDS J&K Vir Ji Hangloo today inaugurated the first Aadhaar enrolment centre, in Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) block, here.
The Directorate has established Aadhaar enrolment centres in 141 ICDS blocks across the state. The project is carried out in collaboration with the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development Department and with the support of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
The process for activation of Aadhaar Centres in other ICDS projects/blocks of the State is underway and will be completed in a phased manner. The p

 

Friday, September 14, 20182-day workshop on disaster preparedness concludes in Kargil

KARGIL: The two-day workshop on disaster preparedness organized by Centre for Disaster Management and Environment Studies of J&K, IMPA concluded here today.
The workshop, inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner Vikas Kundal, who is also Chairman District Disaster Management Authority, Kargil, was aimed at equipping different stakeholders of the district with the methodology and techniques to deal with calamities.
Over 50 participants including government functionaries as well as representatives of various religious organization and NGOs, volunteers of Red Cross, SDRF, F&ES, Bharat Scouts etc att

 

Friday, September 14, 2018JK Tourism Deptt participates in TTF Gujarat

Travel shows provide excellent opportunity to showcase tourism products: Tasaduq

SRINAGAR: Continuing with its marketing campaign, the Department of Tourism, J&K, participated in a three-day Travel Trade Fair (TTF) in Gujarat which began today at Pandit Dindayal Upadhyay Indoor Stadium.
Gujarat Tourism Minister Ganpatsinh Vasava and Mayor of Surat, Dr Jagdishbhai Patel inaugurated the travel show at the J&K pavilion.
The Department of Tourism, J&K, has erected a spacious th

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Inter-district football tournament begins in Poonch

POONCH: Deputy Commissioner Poonch, Rahul Yadav today inaugurated Divisional level inter-district football tournament of Girls and Boys here at Boys High secondary School, Poonch.
Principal HSS Poonch, ZPEOs, Physical Education Teachers, Masters, coaches and players from Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Rajori and Poonch were present on the occasion.
On the occasion, the DC called for motivating the young

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Reasi admin gears up for ‘Khelo-India’ sports initiative

REASI: Deputy Commissioner Reasi, Prasanna Ramaswamy G today conducted a meeting to take stock of upcoming sports events in the district to be conducted under ‘Khelo-India’ initiative.
The meeting was held to finalize the preparation for trials and pre-trials to be conducted in various blocks of the district from where the chosen talent will be further trained under the ‘Khelo-India’ programme.
The meeting was further informed that under the ‘Khelo-India’ initiative, Rs 40 lakh have been sanctioned for the district, with each tehsil- Reasi, Pouni, Mahore and Arnas- getting an equal share of

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Northern Army Commander meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Lt Gen. Ranbir Singh, Northern Army Commander, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan here today.
Lt. General Singh briefed Governor about the present security situation in the State and about the yesterday’s anti-terrorist operation held at Jhajjar Kotli.
Governor and Lt. General discussed certain important issues relating to effective internal security management in the wake of

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Union MoS Road Transport and Highways meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Sh. Mansukh L. Mandaviya, Union MoS Road Transport and Highways, Shipping, Chemicals and Fertilizers, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Mandaviya extended warm compliments to Sh. Malik on his appointment as Governor of J&K.
Governor and Sh. Mandaviya discussed various ongoing as well as the proposed Highways projects in J&K, and initiatives introduced by th

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Advisor Ganai grieved over loss of lives in Kishtwar road accident

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today expressed profound grief and sorrow over the loss of lives in a road accident at Dandaran, near Thakrai in Kishtwar district on Friday morning.
Expressing his heartfelt condolence with the bereaving families, the Advisor prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls. He also wished a speedy recovery to those injured in the accident.

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Saurabh Bhagat reviews functioning of Labour, Employment Deptts

Rigorously monitor schemes implemented through JKEDI, WDC

SRINAGAR: Commissioner Secretary to the Government, Labour and Employment Department, Saurabh Bhagat, today chaired the review meeting of the Department convened at Banquet Hall Srinagar.
During the maiden meeting Baghat directed the officials of the department to work with zeal and devote sufficient time for monitoring the implementation of Self-Help Group of Engineers scheme in the districts,

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Secretary YSS for speedy completion of sports infra projects

‘With better facilities, our youth will shine in national, international events’

SRINAGAR: Secretary, Youth Services & Sports and Information, Sarmad Hafeez Friday directed sports authorities to prepare a comprehensive report, detailing every languishing projects of sports council so that they would be completed in an expedited mode.
The secretary said this chairing a meeting to discuss the languishing projects in Youth Services and Sports department.
The meeting was attend

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Commissioner Secy PDD visits Sawalakot HEP

Reviews power scenario in Ramban, Doda, Kishtwar

RAMBAN: Commissioner/Secretary, Power Development Department, Hirdesh Kumar, today visited Sawalakot and inspected pre-project works besides reviewing the progress of Ramban, Doda and Kishtwar districts under various Centrally Sponsored schemes of Power sector.
During the visit, Kumar inspected various ongoing related works and instructed the executing agencies to expedite the pre-project works

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Secy Tourism reviews progress on Rs 400 cr tourism projects under PMDP

ASI team to undertake fresh assessment of JK’s heritage sites

SRINAGAR: Secretary Tourism, Rigzian Sampheal Friday chaired a meeting to discuss and deliberate upon the tourism projects worth over Rs 400 crores identified for phase II of Prime Minister's Development Package (PMDP).
The meeting was held in the backdrop of a meeting scheduled for 20th September 2018 at Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.
During the meeting, it was discussed that projects have been identified under four themes of Eco, Heritage, Himalayan and Adventure Tourism. Reputed consultants who were present at the meeting gave a detailed power point presentation on the respect

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Speaker stresses on creating better infra for promoting pilgrim tourism

Extends greeting on Nag Panchami

KATHUA: Speaker, J&K Legislative Assembly, Dr Nirmal Singh today stressed on creating better infrastructure and connectivity to the potential areas with religious significance to promote pilgrim tourism.
“Billawar has many religious places of historic importance which can be projected for attracting pilgrim tourists by making concerted efforts as travel motivations are rooted deeply in socio-cu

 

Friday, September 14, 2018DIPR launches “Meet the Achievers” programme

Holds interactive session with Para Asian Gold Medalist -Chandeep Singh

JAMMU: Department of Information and Public Relations today launched “Meet the Achievers” programme here at Auditorium of Media Complex, Rail Head, Jammu.
The said series of programme will feature those Achievers from the state who have earned name and fame in various fields like sports, art, music and alike and is also aimed at to provide the platform for the general public to interact with

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Labour Deptt organizes awareness camp at Ganderbal

ADC distributes Rs 20.88 lakh among 90 beneficiaries

GANDERBAL: The Labour Department Ganderbal organized an awareness programme on implementation of various J&K Constriction Works Welfare schemes here today.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ganderbal, Naseer Ahmad Wani was the Chief Guest on the occasion who distributed Rs. 20.88 lakh among 90 beneficiaries as financial assistance under various welfare schemes.
The assistance includes Rs 7.335 la

 

Friday, September 14, 2018ADC Handwara visits hailstorm affected villages in Mawar

KUPWARA: Additional Deputy Commissioner Handwara, Gulzar Ahmad on the directions of District Development Commissioner Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir today conducted an extensive tour of various areas of the Mawar area to assess the damage to crops especially horticultural produce due to recent hailstorms in the area.
The ADC was accompanied by Tehsildar Qalamabad Ghulam Nabi, Officials of Horticulture

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Director Agriculture visits hailstorm-affected areas

Orders immediate assessment of impact

SRINAGAR: Director Agriculture Kashmir Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi today visited different hailstorm-affected areas of district Budgam and Baramulla which include the villages of Agrikalan, Kanihama, Goomahmedpora, Magam, Ardina, Hanjibugh, Peth Makhama etc.
During the visit, he interacted with the affected farmers and ensured them of every possible technical assistance by the department. Director

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Ladli Beti Divas celebrated in Samba

SAMBA: With an objective to empower women for a better future with financial security and to bring along a healthy change in mindset of the society for greater acceptance of girl children, the District Administration today celebrated Ladli Beti Divas here at Samba fort.
District Development Commissioner, Sushma Chauhan, who is also the Chairperson of District Level Task Force for Beti Bachao Bet

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Power shutdown

SRINAGAR: According to Superintending Engineer, Electric Maintenance & RE Circle-Ist Srinagar owing to the construction of Sub Station for communication tower of M/s Reliance Jio, there will be a power shut down on Feeder No. F 2 Zakura on 15th of September, 2018.
Accordingly, the power supply to the areas fed from the said Feeder shall remain affected from 10 AM to 1 PM during the day.

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Governor expresses grief over loss of lives in Kishtwar road accident

Announces Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia relief and Rs 50000 aid for injured

SRINAGAR: Governor Satya Pal Malik has expressed grief over the loss of lives in a tragic road accident in the Kishtwar district when a minibus carrying passengers fell into the Chenab river.
In his message Governor has prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls and strength to the bereaved families. He has wished speedy recovery to those injured in this accident.
Governor has announced Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia relief for the next of the kin of the deceased and Rs. 50,000 to each of those injured in this accident. He has directed for providing free medical treatment to the injured in governm

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Chairman Legislative Council meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Sh. Haji Anayat Ali, Chairman, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today and extended warm greetings to Sh. Malik on his appointment as Governor of J&K.
Sh. Ali informed Governor about several educational and road connectivity problems faced by the people of Kargil and about other varied issues of public importance.
Governor assur

 

Friday, September 14, 2018G.H. Mir meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Sh. G.H. Mir, former Minister, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today and extended warm greetings to Sh. Malik on his appointment as Governor J&K.
Sh. Mir held discussions with Governor about the challenges being faced in the arena of development and the steps required for creating conditions which can lead to sustained peace and normalcy in the State.
Governor and

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Delegation of fruit growers meets Governor

SRINAGAR: A delegation of fruit growers from Village Goom, district Baramulla, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
The delegation apprised Governor about damage caused to their fruit crops due to yesterday’s hail storm and requested him to direct concerned authorities to give them adequate compensation for their losses.
Raj Bhavan Spokesperson informed that Governor afte

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Advisor Vyas visits Thakrai road accident victims at GM Jammu

Directs for providing best possible medicare facilities

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, B B Vyas expressed deep shock on the loss of precious lives and visited Medical College Bakshi Nagar Jammu to enquire about health condition of the persons injured in Thakrai(Kishtwar) road accident and also assess the treatment being given to them by the hospital authorities.
He was accompanied by Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma, IGP Jammu, SD Singh J

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Samoon calls for self-sufficiency in livestock, milk production

Bull Mother Farm, Bio-Freezer Tank to come up at Ranbirbagh, Ganderbal

SRINAGAR: Principal Secretary, Animal Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Departments, Dr Asgar Samoon has urged the officers to employ latest technology for increasing the cross-bred population of animals and wean away the State from dependency on imports.
Chairing the 29th meeting of State Implementing Agency of Livestock Development Board at the Civil Secretariat here, Dr Samoon called for expediti

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Farooq Lone reviews functioning of SC, ST, BC Development Corporation

SRINAGAR: Secretary Social Welfare Department Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone today chaired a meeting to review the functioning ofJammu & Kashmir Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Backward Classes Development Corporation.
The meeting held threadbare discussions on the steps taken by the Corporation to deliver the benefits of the target groups in the shortest possible time and recover the overdues to strengthen its financial health.
It was given out that the management of the Corporation has improved its recovery position manifoldand also disbursed loans to the target groups to the tune of Rs 470.91

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Secretary APD visits cocoon buyer-seller meet at Srinagar

Stresses on e-trading for better marketing of cocoons

SRINAGAR: Secretary, Agriculture Production and Horticulture Departments, Manzoor Ahmad Lone today visited the ongoing cocoon buyer-seller meet at Srinagar.
On the occasion, Lone said that there was imminent need to increase the production of the cocoons and also to focus on their quality. He also called for the adoption of modern and scientific practices in the cocoon rearing, reeling as well a

 

Friday, September 14, 2018DC Budgam tours hailstorm hit Magam, Narbal areas to assess crop damage

BUDGAM: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Budgam, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar, today visited several hailstorms hit areas in Magam and Narbal tehsils to assess the crop damages.
During her visit, she inspected apple orchards, crop fields including paddy and vegetable gardens and interacted with the affected farmers assuring them all possible help from the district administration.
The DC was accompanied by the

 

Friday, September 14, 2018DC Anantnag takes stock of Muharram arrangements

ANANTNAG: The Deputy Commissioner Anantnag Mohammad Younis Malik today visited the Shia populated areas of the district to take stock of the arrangements being put in place for the Muharram processions.
He directed the concerned officers to make all necessary arrangements with regard to drinking water, uninterrupted power supply, availability of essential commodities for Shia populated areas.
The Deputy Commissioner also visited under construction Imam Bara at Chittergul and directed the concerned executing agency to speed up the construction work. He also visited Dati Nag Water Supply Sche

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Arrangements for ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ sanitation campaign finalized in Budgam

BUDGAM: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Budgam, Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar today chaired a meeting to finalize the arrangements for ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ sanitation campaign being launched nationwide on September 15, 2018.
The DDC was informed that during the fortnight campaign, cleanliness programmes, awareness generation regarding Swachhta, drawing and painting competitions shall be organized

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Rice Field day observed in Kulgam

KULGAM: A Kisan Mela-cum Rice-Field Day was organized by Mountain Research Centre for Field Crops Khudwani of SKUAST – K here today.
The Day was observed to provide awareness to the farmers regarding the cultivation of various kinds of rice varieties, researched and developed at the centre in which a large number of farmers from various districts participated.
On the occasion, VC SKUAST-K Prof Nazir Ahmad presented a detailed presentation about the progress of the research centre and new initiatives of the institute to improve the productivity of crops.
Mela was organized with an aim to se

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Dir Edu for inculcating academic, extra-curricular excellence in students

Participates in post-match ceremony of Shahdaab U-16 Cricket tournament

SRINAGAR: Director School Education Kashmir Dr G N Itoo Friday stressed on the overall development of the children and urged the teachers to provide a conducive atmosphere to the students to ensure their academic as well as extra-curricular excellence.
The Director was addressing a post-cricket match ceremony at Shahdaab Higher Secondary School Malbagh here. He asked the teachers to pay equal

 

Friday, September 14, 2018JKAEA condoles with DG Funds

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Accounts Employee Association (JKAEA), today expressed grief and sorrow over the demise of father of Director General Local Fund Audit, Neelam Gupta.
A condolence meeting was held here wherein participants expressed sympathies with the bereaved family and prayed for forbearance to them to bear the irreparable loss.

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Departmental committee reconstituted to examine cases of absentee doctors

SRINAGAR: Governors administration today accorded sanction to the re-constitution of a Departmental Committee to examine the cases of doctors or any officer/official of subordinate office related to the un-authorized absence/over-stay on deputation/study leave cases or any other.
According the order, the sanction has been accorded in supersession of all previous orders issued on the subject. The Committee will be headed by Director Finance, Health and Medical Education Department. The members will be Additional Secretary to the Government, Health and Medical Education Department (dealing wit

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Use low-beam lights while driving: SSP Traffic

SRINAGAR: Sr. Superintendent of Police Traffic city Srinagar has directed all vehicle owners to drive their vehicles on the low-beam light during night hours and paint their upper headlights black to avoid any untoward incident/ accident.
The SSP said that it has been noticed that during night hours the drivers use high-beam lights in their vehicles, which causes inconvenience to the drivers coming from the opposite direction and also increases the risk of accidents. All drivers have been asked to desist from using high-lights during the night. The SSP warned that violators will be dealt str

 

Friday, September 14, 2018ADDC Bandipora reviews functioning of IPP Banks

BANDIPORA: A review meeting was held by Additional District Development Commissioner Mohammad Qasim, regarding the functioning of newly established Indian Post Payment (IPP) Banks in Bandipora.
The meeting was informed that during the first phase, four access points of IPP banks were established at Bandipora town, Nadihal, Onagam and Bankoot.
During the meeting threadbare discussions were held

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Tarigami expresses grief over tragic Kishtwar road accident

Srinagar: CPI (M) leader and MLA Kulgam Mohamad Yousuf Tarigami on Friday expressed shock and grief over the tragic road accident in Thakrie area of Kishtwar in which 15 persons died and several were injured.

The CPI (M) leader in a statement expressed deep sorrow over the tragic loss of precious lives and conveyed his heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved families.

Tarigami urged the gove

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Army, IAF rescue Kishtwar accident victims

Jammu, Sep 14: Army troops and Indian Air Force on Friday acted swiftly and rescued Kishtwar district accident victims on Friday morning.

A Mini Bus loaded with passengers lost its control and fell into Chenab River at Thakrie area of Kishtwar district.

On receipt of the information of the accident, Indian Army troops located in the vicinity responded immediately and swung into action to t

 

Friday, September 14, 2018PDP has lost credibility in J&K: BJP

Jammu, Sept 14: The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the BJP Friday claimed that the PDP, its erstwhile coalition partner, has lost credibility in the state while its south Kashmir bastion was proving to a big minefield.

It also accused former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti of promoting dynastic politics during her tenure besides finding excuses to delay panchayat and local bodies elections.

South

 

Friday, September 14, 2018DGP accompained with IGP Kashmir visits Police District #Sopore

Srinagar, Sep 14: Director General of Police Jammu and Kashmir Dilbagh Singh (IPS) accompained with IGP #Kashmir Zone Swayam Prakash Pani (IPS) today visited District Police Lines Sopore and held a darbar with cops and officers of the Sopore Police.

He gave a patient hearing to the cops and assured them that their genuine greivances will be solved soon and stressed upon maintaining of good pol

 

Friday, September 14, 2018A man was electrocuted to death while repairing an electric Transformer

Srinagar, Sep 14: A man was electrocuted to death while repairing an electric Transformer in Chee Village of Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir
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The deceased has been identified as Parvaiz Ahmad Magray ( 29 ) son of Gulam Hasan Magray resident of Kangan area of Gandarbal. He was critically injured after receiving an electric Shock while repairing and installing an electric Transformer

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Handwara, Langate shut for fourth straight day against militant killings

Srinagar, Sep 14: A complete shutdown is being observed for the fourth consecutive day in Handwara town, Langate and its adjacent areas in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, on Friday against the militant killings.

Reports said all shops and businesses establishments remained closed. However, the private traffic was plying on the roads in Handwara and Langate, while as public transport was off

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Kishtwar Accident: Toll rises to 16, 17 injured ,11 airlifted to Jammu hospital

Jammu, Sep 14: The toll in Kishtwar road accident has swelled to 16 as four more passengers succumbed to their injuries while 17 others injured when a minibus ferrying them plunged into River Chenab on Friday morning.

"Sixteen people were killed while 17 others injured as a passenger minibus plunged into Chenab this morning," police here said.

They said that in the rescue operation carried

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Kulsoom's body reaches Lahore; funeral prayer in evening

Islamabad, Sep 14: The body of Kulsoom Nawaz, Pakistan's former First lady, reached Allama Iqbal International Airport in the wee hours on Friday and funeral prayers will be offered at 1700 hrs.

The funeral prayer will be offered at Sharif Medical City at Jati Umra in Lahore, a report in Radio Pakistan quoted PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb as saying.

Her funeral prayer was also offer

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Driver seriously injured in Truck collision near Awantipora

Srinagar, Sep 14: Driver of a truck was seriously injured on Friday when it collided with another truck on the Srinagar-Jammu highway near Awantipora, sources said.

SHO Awantipora Madassir Naseer told that the accident took place near Lethpora area of Awantipora after a truck bearing registration number JK05C- 2924 driven by Mohammad Amin Dar son of Ghulam Nabi Dar resident of Sangergund Sopo

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Sopore shuts against Hurriyat activist’s killing

Srinagar, Sep 14: A complete shutdown is being observed in north Kashmir’s Sopore area on Friday against the killing of a Hurriyat Conference activist in the town.

Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) member Hakim-ul-Rahman was killed by unidentified gunmen near his house in Bomai area of Sopore on Sep 8.

Hakim was affiliated with the group led by Syed Ali Geelani and had been recently released from

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Body of a minor fished out from river Jehlum in Baramulla

Srinagar, Sep 14: Body of a minor boy drowned in river Jehlum on Wednesday was fished out on Friday, official sources said.

They said a nine-year-old Rashid Reyaz , resident of Manzseer village drowned in river Jehlum at Seer Jagir on Wednesday when he was taking a bath.

A massive search operation was launched to recover the body.

However, this morning the body was fished out from river

 

Friday, September 14, 2018J&K parties demand Tushar Mehta be kept off Article 35-A hearing

Srinagar, Sep 14: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said the All-Party Meeting that was held in Srinagar demanded that Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Tushar Mehta be kept away from the Article 35-A proceedings in the Supreme Court.

Omar Abdullah said the parties at the meeting made the demand because Mehta "has been going beyond his brief". At the last heari

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Omar Abdullah meets JK guv

Srinagar: Former chief minister and National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah Thursday called on Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik here and discussed the prevailing situation in the state and his party's views on the upcoming local bodies and panchayat elections.

Abdullah, who is an MLA from Beerwah, met the governor at the Raj Bhavan here, an official spokesman said.

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Kakriyal to Keran: 8 terrorists gunned down, 2 arrested; 12 SFs injured

'Reasi Terror Ends, 3 JeM ultra killed

Jammu: Three terrorists of pro-Pakistan Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) were killed and 12 security personnel, including three officers, injured Thursday in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district, a day after they fired on a police party here and escaped, officials said.

Police said the militants of Pakistani origin had crossed the International Border (IB) in Tarnah nallah and reached Kash

 

Friday, September 14, 2018#BREAKINGNEWS | Accident in Chenab, Over 10 dead

Jammu: At least ten passengers died and several others went missing in a road accident in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.

Reports said that a minibus (registration number JK17 0662) skidded off the road and rolled down into Chenab river at Thakrie in Kishtwar district around 9:55 am.

An official said that eight bodies have been recovered so far during the search operation

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Farooq Shah visits Jagti, listens people’s grievances

JAMMU: Secretary, PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Relief and Rehabilitation, Farooq Ahmed Shah visited Jagti Township and took stock of grievances and issues of migrant families.

He was accompanied by the Relief Commissioner, ML Raina, Chief Engineer PHE, Ashok Gandotra, Superintendent Engineer PHE, JS Chib, Superintendent Engineer Urban, AS Wazir and other concerned officers.

While int

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Woman among 2 drug peddlers arrested with over one kg cannabis in Doda

Jammu, Sep 14: Police on Thursday arrested a woman drug peddler among two persons with over one kg cannabis in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir.

On a tip-off, Police raided and conducted a search of a house of a drug peddler, identified as Shakeela Begum alias Taya.

''During a search, 1.125 kg cannabis (charas) was recovered from her possession,'' police said.

They said a case under th

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Do not sell drugs without proper prescription: J&K HC tells Pharmacists

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Thursday ordered the Pharmacists not to misuse and sell the pharmaceutical drugs without proper description.

A Division Bench of the State High Court, comprising First Puisne Judge Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice Sanjay Kumar Gupta, after hearing Senior Advocate Sunil Sethi, Advocate Deepika Mahajan for the PIL, after hearing both the sides, directed

 

Friday, September 14, 2018Train service resumes in north Kashmir for security reasons

Srinagar, Sep 14 : Train service resumed on Friday after daylong suspension due to security reasons in north Kashmir, where two Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants were killed in an encounter by security forces in apple township of Sopore.

However, all trains operated smoothly in south Kashmir yesterday.

'We have received a fresh advisory from the administration to resume train service in nort