June 2017

CM, Railway Minister formally inaugurate 5 halt points on Bla-Banihal Rail line

Mehbooba pitches for early completion of Banihal-Katra track Railways to boost State’s tourism, economy in a big way: Prabhu SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti and Minister for Railways, Suresh Prabhu jointly inaugurated the five halt points on the Baramulla-Banihal Railway track here today. These five halt stations were announced by the Railway Ministry recently on

Weatherman predicts more rains in next two days

Srinagar: Intermittent rains lashed Valley since the morning hours of Thursday while the weatherman here has predicted more rains for the next two days. An official in the Meteorological (MeT) Department said that the light to moderate rains would continue to occur in the next 48 hours in the Valley. He said that during the

Governor pays obeisance at the Holy Cave; prays for sustained peace, harmony in J&K

SRINAGAR: The annual Yatra to the Holy Cave Shrine of Amarnath in the Kashmir Himalayas commenced today, from both the Pahalgam and the Baltal routes, with Governor N. N. Vohra, Chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, paying obeisance at the Sanctum Sanctorum and participating in the Pratham Pooja ceremony. He prayed for sustained peace,

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Omar lauds Modi for remarks against cow vigilantes

Srinagar: National Conference leader and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement against violence in the name of cow protection and expressed hope that the vigilantes will heed to the PM’s advice. “Well said sir. Here’s hoping the people carrying out these despicable acts take your words to heart and act

JK student emerges topper in ICDL Digital Challenge-2017

NEW DELHI: A function on Industry 4.0: Opportunities and Challenges for the Indian Work Force was held today at the PHD House New Delhi under ICDL Digital Challenge 2017. Thousands of students participated in rounds of hectic testing all over the country, among them the 2 students—Prince Sumberia and Josuto Rudupra and have emerged as

JRL condemns fresh crackdown on resistance leadership their aides, activists

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik has strongly condemned the fresh wave of illegal and arbitrary crackdown on resistance leadership their aides and activists and the youth in general across the valley by the anti Kashmiri authorities and agencies under the garb of maintaining “peace”,

Syed Salahuddin is photographed during an interview with Reuters in Rawalpindi near Pakistan's capital Islamabad February 11, 2010. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood/Files

UJC calls for protest after Friday prayers

Srinagar: United Jihad Council (UJC) on Thursday called for a protest after Friday prayers against the Trump regime for designating UJC chief, Syed Salah-ud-din as global terrorist. In an e-mailed statement issued to KNS, UJC spokesman, Syed Sadaqat Hussain while quoting the outfit General Secretary, Sheikh Jameel-ur-Rehman as saying “Designating Syed Salah-ud-din as global terrorist

JK gets 3 more Post Office Passport Seva Kendras

SRINAGAR: With the purpose to extend passport related services in Jammu and Kashmir, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Department of Posts (DOP) have decided to open three more Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) for delivery of passport related services to the citizens. The three new POPSKs will come up at Anantnag,

Screening test for ReT’s having study centre degrees

SRINAGAR: According to the Secretary School Education Department, those candidates who have acquired their degrees through study centres and are figuring in existing panels of ReTs, wherein selection process has been initiated but not finalized, shall only be subjected to screening test, provided their degrees are valid and vacancies have legally accrued.  

Amarnath Yatra: 6097 pay obeisance at Holy Cave on first day

SRINAGAR: The Yatra to the Shri Amarnathji Shrine, commenced today, from both Baltal and Pahalgam routes; 4,853 Yatris left from Pahalgam route and 6,435 Yatris from the Baltal route for the Holy Cave and at the close of the day 6,097 pilgrims had paid obeisance. A Yatri, Shri Bushan Kotwal son of late Shri Kirpa

Govt announces summer vacation for schools, colleges

SRINAGAR: According to an order issued by the School Education Department, all the Government Educational Institutions including recognized Private Schools up to the Higher Secondary level functioning in the Kashmir Division and Winter Zone of Jammu Division shall observe summer vacation from July 6, 2017 to July 16, 2017. In other order issued by the

‘Summer vacation for Colleges announced to avoid law and order problem’

Srinagar: The State Education Department has come under sharp criticism by announcing summer vacation for all colleges in the State particularly in Kashmir Valley where class work remained suspended for most of the time since April after the student protest. The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday ordered the closure of all educational institutions in

Altaf Shah, Raja Meraj-u-Din, Ayaz Akbar taken under preventive custody: Hurriyat (G)

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) Thursday clarified that Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leaders including its Secretary Public Relations Altaf Ahmed Shah, District President Srinagar, Raja Meraj-u-Din and Hurriyat (G) spokesperson Ayaz Akbar have been taken under preventive custody vide section 107 and 151 and handed over to police after proper remand obtained from a magistrate. According to Hurriyat, the

13 employees suspended for being ‘absent from duties’

Srinagar: Director Urban Local Bodies Kashmir, Riyaz Wani on Thursday placed 13 employees of Municipal Committee Pampore (MCP) under suspension. According to KNS correspondent Tasaduq Rashid, Director during his surprise visit to Pampore town today has placed thirteen employees of MC Pampore under suspension for their un-authorized absence from duties. Director also made an extensive

Aga Hasan thanks Iran’s Ayotallah Khamenei for rallying behind Kashmir struggle

Srinagar: Senior separatist leader and president Anjuman Shari Shian Aga Syed Hasan Almosvi Alsafvi thanked the supreme leader of Iran Ayotallah Ali Khamenei for calling on Muslim Ummah to support the freedom struggle in Kashmir. Iran’s supreme religious leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had said, “Today, the major duties of the elite of the Islamic Ummah

Restrictions in 5 Srinagar police stations tomorrow

SRINAGAR: According to the District Magistrate (Deputy Commissioner) Srinagar, restrictions under Section 144 of CrPC will remain in force under the jurisdictions of Police Stations Nowhatta, M R Gunj, Rainawari, Khanyar and Safakadal in district Srinagar on June 30 (Friday) as a precautionary measure to avoid any untoward incident.  

Govt will factor in JK-specific constitutional, institutional safeguards in GST: Dr Drabu

SRINAGAR: Minister of Finance, Dr Haseeb A Drabu today said the government will factor in constitutional, legislative, administrative and institutional issues distinct to J&K while implementing GST in the State. “Apart from safeguarding the special constitutional position of Jammu and Kashmir, we will also factor in administrative, legislative and other safeguards under the new tax

‘India can’t resolve Kashmir Issue militarily’: Junaid Mattu

New Delhi: Speaking at the Indian Army’s Centre for Land Warfare Studies’ (CLAWS) Seminar on “Pakistan – Perception Management & Constructing a Positive Narrative in J&K” held in New Delhi on Wednesday, National Conference Leader and Party’s State Spokesperson, Junaid Azim Mattu said it was not the primary responsibility of the Indian Army to deal

Syed Salahuddin an icon of Kashmir’s freedom movement: Shabir Shah

Srinagar: Reacting against the US State Department’s move to designate the prominent pro-freedom leader, the United Jihad Council (UJC) head and the commander-in-chief of Hizbul Mujahideen, Syed Salahuddin, as “global terrorist”, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, on Wednesday said the move won’t have an iota of negative effect on

3 Hurriyat (G) leaders detained at Kothi Bagh Police Station

Srinagar: Three top leaders of Syed Ali Shah Geelani led Hurriyat Conference Ayaz Akbar, Altaf Shah and Mehraj ud Din Kalwal were arrested and lodged at police station Kothi Bagh. Police sources while disclosing this to KNS revealed that all the three leaders presently lodged at P/S Kothibagh Srinagar are likely to be shifted to

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Kupwara Police Rescued 04 Boys Who Were Trying To Cross LoC

Kupwara: Kupwara Police have rescued 04 boys who were trying to cross the LoC and handed over to their parents after proper questioning and counselling. SSP Kupwara, Shamsheer Hussain, while briefing the media persons, said that on 27/06/2017, Police Station Kupwara has received an information with regard to missing of 04 boys of village Gulgam.

Div Com reviews progress of alternate road to Gurez

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review the progress of alternate road to Gurez area. Additional Commissioner Kashmir, DC Bandipora, Chief Engineer Beacon, General Manager NHPC, Executive Engineer R&B and other concerned officers were present at this meeting. The meeting was informed that the total cost of the project

School children attending classes in Srinagar on 17, August 2010. as normal activities resumed after the curfew was lifted from all parts of Kashmir valley.

10-day summer vacation upto Higher Sec Schools from July 6

Srinagar: The government is declaring summer vacation in all government and private schools till higher secondary level for ten days beginning July 6 to 15. “There will be a 10 days summer vacation in schools from July 6 to 15,” a government official told KNS. The official said the order regarding the summer vacations will

DC Srinagar reviews progress of Aadhaar enrolment

SRINAGAR: The Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr. Farooq Ahmad today reviewed the Aadhaar enrolment in Srinagar district today. The meeting was held with the Nodal officers of NPR & Aadhaar and representative of Aadhaar Agency. It was given out that the Capturing of Biometrics for Aadhaar -2ndPhase has been restarted in 18 locations namely Ward offices

Expedite work on new oil depots, bottling plants: Zulfkar to Oil Companies

SRINAGAR: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Choudhary Zulfkar Ali on Wednesday asked oil companies to expedite work on establishing oil depots and bottling plants in various districts of State. Chairing a review meeting, the Minister asked the representatives of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and Hindustan Petroleum

Gondola accident: Panel members visit Gulmarg

SRINAGAR: The Committee headed by Mr. Dheeraj Gupta Commissioner Secretary Power Development Department today visited Gulmarg to look into the circumstances that led to tragic accident involving cable car on June 25, 2017 resulting in loss of seven precious lives. The other members of the Committee include S K Zutshi Chief Engineer System and Operations

INC delegation meets Governor

SRINAGAR: A delegation of the Indian National Congress (INC) comprising Sh. Ghulam Nabi Monga, Member Legislative Council (MLC); and Members Legislative Assembly, Sh. Haji Rashid, Sh. Muhammad Amin Bhat and Sh. Usman Majid met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today. The delegation apprised the Governor about their views regarding the implementation of

FM to respond to public queries on GST

SRINAGAR: Finance Minister, Dr Haseeb Drabu will be live on the popular Kashir Channel programme “Hello DD” tomorrow on 29 June 2017 from 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm to respond to the public queries regarding Goods and Services Tax (GST). Those interested in seeking any information from the Finance Minister regarding the new tax regime

Identify land for development works at Hazratbal: Asiea to Revenue Deptt

SRINAGAR: Minister of State for Health and Medical Education, Housing and Urban Development, and Social Welfare Asiea Naqash today visited Mallabagh area of Hazratbal constituency to identify the land for developmental work. On her visit to this constituency she was accompanied by concerned Revenue Officials, SDM Srinagar and various deputations. While inspecting the various sites

2800 seats available in engineering, 1000 seats in medical, general courses this year: Altaf Bukhari

SRINAGAR: Counseling of students for admission to various colleges outside the State under the Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSS) will begin on 30th June 2017. According to a notification issued by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the nodal agency for PMSSS, the counseling will be simultaneously held at Srinagar, Jammu and

Former bureaucrat O N Dhar passes away

NEW DELHI: A well known person from J&K and former bureaucrat Mr O N Dhar passed away in a New Delhi hospital early this morning. He was 89. Mr Dhar was Principal Secretary to former Chief Minister late G M Sadiq. During his illustrious career, Dhar held the posts of Director Industries and Commerce, Secretary

Div Com reviews DPR for Metro Rail in Jammu

JAMMU: Divisional Commissioner, Dr. Mandeep K Bhandari today chaired a meeting to review the progress of feasibility report for construction of Metro Rail Project in Jammu city. DIG Jammu, Ashkoor Wani, Deputy Commissioner, Kumar Rajeev Ranjan, Commissioner JMC, M. Raju, Chief Town Planner, Joginder Singh, VC JDA, RK Shavan, Director ERA, Ravinder Gupta, Chief Engineer

Deputy CM flags off first batch of Amarnath Yatris

JAMMU: Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today flagged off first batch of Yatris for their pilgrimage to the holy shrine of Shri Amarnathji from Jammu Base Camp, Yatri Niwas, Bhagwati Nagar. The first batch of Yatris included 2280 persons including 1811 males, 422 females, and 47 Sadhus left for twin base camps of Pahalgam

Amarnath Yatra: IGP Kashmir issues directions about cut-off time for vehiclular traffic

Srinagar: Inspector General of Police, Munir Ahmad Khan has issued directions regarding the cut-off time for vehicular traffic of Amarnath Yatra on National Highway-44. According to his directions issued here, the cut-off time at Shaitani Nallah for Baltal-bound and Pahalgam-bound Yatra vehicles will be 1500 hrs and 1530 hrs respectively. The cut-off time at Yatra

In-Situ promotions in Home Guards, Civil Defence & SDRF

JAMMU: Headquarters of Homeguards/ Civil Defence & SDRF J&K issued the promotion orders of 15 Constables, 07 Selection Grade Constables, 03 Head Constables and 06 Head Constables (M) to their next ranks. In-situ Promotion has also been granted to 01 ASI (M). This was done under the chairmanship of Addl. Director General of Police Homeguards

Restrictions on bovine transportation

SAMBA: District Magistrate Samba, Sheetal Nanda, has ordered ban on transportation of bovine animals such as cow, ox, bull, calf, buffalo and alike from Samba to other districts except with the permission from District Magistrate/ Additional District Magistrate in this regard. The restrictions have been imposed as a preventive measure for a period of two

DDC chairs DLRC, RSETI meet

RAMBAN: District Development Commissioner, Tariq Hussain Ganai chaired District Level Review Committee (DLRC) meeting to review the achievements of banking sector in deposits and advances at conference hall today. The meeting was attended by, ACR, Vevaik Puri, CPO, Uttam Singh, Representative RBI, S P Soni, Lead District Manager, M.K Pandita, Director RSETI R.K Sharma, GM

Syed Salahuddin is photographed during an interview with Reuters in Rawalpindi near Pakistan's capital Islamabad February 11, 2010. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood/Files

Salahuddin, named global ‘terrorist’ by US

Hours before Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US President Donald Trump, the United States on Monday declared the leader of terror group Hizbul Mujahideen, Syed Salahuddin, a ‘global terrorist’. India welcomed the move and said it will help for fighting terrorism. “India welcomes this notification. It underlines also quite strongly that both India and the US

Trump has made mockery of UN Charter, Int’l conventions: UJC

Srinagar: A day after US declared United Jehad Council Chief Syed Sallahudin as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) and imposed sanctions on him, UJC said that Donald Trump has made mockery of UN Charter, International conventions and ground realities. UJC spokesman Syed Sadaqat Hussain in an emailed statement to KNS said that Syed Sallahudin

Shawwal moon sighted in Srinagar; Eid Al Fitr in JK on Monday

Srinagar:”Shawwal’s crescent moon has been sighted in Srinagar and other parts of Jammu and Kashmir, which means Eid starts on Monday, marking the conclusion of the holy month of Ramzan” according to reports. Eid will be observed this year amid widespread violence, with people getting killed and pro-freedom protests being repressed almost daily in the past

Gulmarg gondola: 7 killed, 1 injured after tree falls on Cable Car

Srinagar: Seven people, including four tourists from Delhi, were killed and a person was injured when a tree fell on a Cable Car chair due to strong winds at world famous ski resort of Gulmarg this afternoon, official sources said. Meanwhile, they said rescue operation in going on to evacuate about 100 people stranded on

CM, Governor, Ors greets people on Eid ul Fitr

Mehbooba hopes the spirit of discipline, piety, generosity of Ramadhan continues hereafter Appeals people not to forget the needy on the festive occasion Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has felicitated people of the State on the auspicious occasion of Eid ul Fitr. In her felicitation message, the Chief Minister hoped this Eid brings along everlasting

Two militant killed in Panthachowk encounter

Srinagar: Two militants have been killed in an encounter that broke out between militants and security forces in Delhi Public School building at Panthachowk in Srinagar outskirts on Sunday. The encounter broke out around Saturday midnight after militants attacked a CRPF vehicle, killing an SI Sahab Shukla and injuring two others near the main entrance

King Salman performs Eid prayers at Makkah Haram

Makkah: Muslims from across several Arab and Islamic countries performed Eid al-Fitr prayers Sunday morning. In Saudi Arabia, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman offered Eid al-Fitr prayers in Makkah with the worshippers who crowded the Grand Mosque and its courtyards Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah also witnessed huge presence of worshipers, including citizens,

Govt insensitive towards concerns of less privileged: Tarigami

Srinagar: Expressing dismay over the delay in disbursal of assistance under social security schemes CPI (M) Leader and MLA Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami has said that government has shown its insensitiveness towards the concerns of less privileged sections of society. Voicing his concern over the plight of Old Aged, widows, physically challenged and construction workers he

MHA Secretary meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Rina Mitra, Special Secretary, Department of Internal Security, accompanied by Sh. Gyanesh Kumar, Joint Secretary (J&K), Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here. The Governor discussed with Ms. Mitra a range of issues relating to effective maintenance of law and order and internal security and the

Zulfkar visits slain Constable Sabzar’s residence

SHOPIAN: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Affairs and Information Department, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali early in the morning today on behalf of the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti visited the family of martyred constable Sabzar Ahmad Chak at district Shopian to offer condolences to the bereaved family. During the visit, the Minister was accompanied by

Residential house damaged in fire

Srinagar: A residential house was damaged in a fire incident in Harwan area of Srinagar. Fire broke out in the residential house of Mohammad Shaban Kumar resident of Kral Mohalla in the jurisdiction of Police Station Harwan, resulting in damage to the structure. Fire was brought under control with the help of fire tenders. (KNS)

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