June 2018

INS exclusive-Major scam in education deptt unearthed: two suspended, salaries withdrawn fraudulently by clerk over years

Ganderbal: A major embezzlement in Education department Ganderbal has been unearthed involving almost Crores of money falsely drawn by a clerk spanning over a decade.  While the inquiry by the department is still ongoing two employees have been suspended of services including main accused Junior Assistant  Mohd. Ismail Rather And Headmaster  Gh. Nabi Tantray.  Ismail was working

Singer dies after slipping into Vaishaw Nallah in Kulgam

By Naveed Bhat Kulgam: A renowned singer died on Saturday after he slipped into the Vaishaw Nallah in Checkpora village of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district. An official said that deceased identified as Tariq Ahmad Dar, son of Rahman Dar, a resident of Checkpora Kulgam drowned into the Vaishaw Nallah, while he was trying to catch some planks

Flood Aftermath: Div Com reviews flood preparedness

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, on Saturday chaired a meeting of heads of various departments to review preparedness in view of inclement weather and possible flood-like situation. He directed the officers to be ready to meet any eventuality by being prepared with adequate men and material. He directed for deployment of dedicated I&FC

Governor visits flood prone areas, Relief Centres in Srinagar

SRINAGAR, JUNE 30: Governor N.N. Vohra undertook an extended tour of  Srinagar city and its outskirts, visited  Boulevard Road, Hydraulic Gauge  Centre  of river Jhelum at Ram Munshi Bagh; Lasjan,  and Relief Camps in Rawal Pora and Ram Bagh areas for a first hand view of the ground situation consequent  to Jhelum rising above high flood levels. Accompanied by Sh. B.B. Vyas

If innocent killings not stopped, we will announce people’s agitation: JRL

Srinagar: Strongly denouncing the killing of teenage student Faizan Ahmed son of Dr Abdul Gabi Khan of Ladhoo Pampore in forces firing and inflicting injuries to scores of people at Pulwama, Joint Resistance Leadership on Saturday said that since the imposition of Governors rule in the State an “all-out war” has been declared against the

Three yatries injured in road accident in Ganderbal

  Three yatries were injured in a road accident in Ganderbal on Saturday. An Indica car Bearing Registration number PB03Y -6776 collided with truck bearing registration number HP55A-1705 on Sgr-Leh highway at Sumbal Gund area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district resulting injuries to three yatries. An Police official said that the injured persons was discharged

Slain Kupwara militant buried after a mammoth funeral, survived by 11 month old son

By Tasaduq Hussain Sat, June 30 Thousands of mourners from different parts of northern belt of Kashmir turned up for the funeral prayers of slain militant Sajad Ahmad shah in chougal handwara. Sajad Ahmad was killed in thumna pulwama of South Kashmir belt. Thousands of mourners had assembled in the native village of slain militant.

Jamat e Islami tells cadres be prepared to help

Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ghulam Mohammad Bhat on Saturday directed cadres to remain vigilant to the prevailing climatic situation and be prepared for any eventuality in order to help people. The spokesman said that keeping in view of the critical climatic situation created due to incessant rains that lashed valley since couple of days,

In case of emergency call these numbers: Police

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday announced that they have set up help lines across the valley for the general public to provide any assistance required in view of the incessant rainfall, a statement said on Saturday. The help lines shall function round-the-clock to tackle the situation arising from the inclement weather situation prevalent

Directorate of Health services issues advisory,helpline numbers

Srinagar: Directorate of Health Services Kashmir (DHDK) on Saturday issues advisory regarding prevention of water borne diseases keeping in view the incessant rainfall in Kashmir Valley.   They have also constituted a Divisional & District Level Helpline numbers for the facilitation of healthcare services to the general public. In case of any health care related

Floods impact: Governor calls for emergency meeting

Governor NN Vohra has called for an emergency meeting at his residence on Saturday to discuss the arising flood like situation across Kashmir after two days of continuous rainfall. Many parts of Kashmir have been receiving heavy rainfall since the last two days. The first batch of Amarnath Yatra was also halted at Baltal on

Sgr police issues helpline numbers

  Srinagar: In view of incessant rains there is apprehension of flood in District Srinagar HELP LINE dedicated 24×7 by District police Srinagar has been established for general public. Srinagar police has requested general public to contact following numbers for any kind assistance or emergency : Police Control Srinagar(PCR) 9596222550, 9596222551 0194-2477568

Pulwama: Only one militant body found

Srinagar: Police on Saturday said that only one militant body has been recovered from debris of a house, razed during the encounter between militants and government forces at Pulwama in south Kashmir district. “One dead body and one weapon ( a.k 47) has been recovered from the place of encounter,” SSP Pulwama said. He identified

After south, flood declared in central Kashmir, people asked to remain ‘vigilant’

Srinagar: As river Jhelum crossed the danger mark of 19-ft following incessant rains Ram Munshibagh, flood has been declared in central Kashmir. Flood was already declared in south Kashmir ater the Jhelum rose above 21 feet near Sangam in Anantnag district of south Kashmir. According to an official of Irrigation and Flood Control Kashmir, the

All schools to remain closed in Kashmir tomorrow: Divisional Commissioner   

Srinagar: In wake of the floods in Kashmir Valley, the district administration has ordered closure of all schools in Kashmir Valley on Saturday. Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan told INS that all schools across the Valley shall remain closed on Saturday. He said that decision in this regard was taken for the safety of

Governor reviews flood preparedness, asks DCs to establish Control Rooms  

  Srinagar: In view of the situation arising due to incessant rains lashing Kashmir valley, Governor N N Vohra on Friday evening reviewed the flood preparedness with the Advisor B B Vyas and officers from other concerned Departments. The Governor directed the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir and all Deputy Commissioners of Kashmir division, to establish Control

3 militants killed in Pulwama

Srinagar: Three militants were killed in an encounter with government forces at Chatpora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday. “All three (militants) eliminated,” Director General of Police S P Vaid tweeted. A police officer said army’s 55 RR, SOG and CRPF launched a joint cordon-and-search operation after inputs about the presence of militants

  Ramban: Authorities on Friday suspended two doctors for remaining absent from duty without seeking permission from the competent authority in Ramban district. “Taking serious note of the unauthorized absence of doctors, Additional District Development Commissioner (ADDC) Ravinder Sadhu ordered the suspension of two ISM doctors posted in Rajgarh Dr Yasir and Dr. Saba Khanam.

Flood declared in south Kashmir, people advised to remain vigilant  

  Srinagar: As river Jhelum crossed the danger mark of 21-ft following incessant rains since Friday morning at Sangam, flood has been declared in south Kashmir. According to an official of Irrigation and Flood Control Kashmir, the river Jhelum was flowing at 21.33-ft at 6 p.m.  few notches above the danger mark of 21-ft at

No threat to Yatris, tourists from Kashmiris: JRL

Srinagar: While underlining that Kashmiri people will continue to retain and nourish tradition of Amarnath Yatra as also the tradition of brotherhood communal amity, Joint Resistance Leadership on Friday said that there is no threat to the pilgrims from Kashmiris,. Calling the warm hospitality of the people of Kashmir a globally acknowledged fact, JRL comprising

Youth killed in Pulwama

Srinagar: A youth was shot dead by the government forces near the gunfight site at Chatpora area of district Pulwama on Friday. The deceased youth has been identified as Faizan Ahmad Khan. His father, Dr Abdul Gani Khan, is a doctor posted in Pulwama district. He along with family resides presently at the doctors’ quarters

Summer vacations in schools deffered till further orders

Srinagar: In view of the climate change, the government has differed till further orders summer vacation in schools scheduled from July 2. “In view of the climate change in the state, it is hereby ordered that that the summer vacations already ordered vide government order no. 742-Edu o 2018 dated 13.06.2018 for all the government

Khurshid A. Ganai appointed third advisor to governor

Srinagar: A day after he resigned as Chief Information Commissioner, the Governor on Friday appointed Khurshid A. Ganai (IAS, Retd.) as Advisor with effect from the date he assumes charge. “The terms and conditions of his appointment shall be notified separately,’ a government order issued here reads. Ganie is the third advisor appointed by the

Government transfers 6 cops

Srinagar: The governor administration in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday ordered transfer of six Police officers with immediate effect. According to two separate orders here, Bhim Sen Tuti (IPS), awaiting orders of posting in PHQ, has been posted as DIG, Jammu-Kathua-Samba Range vice Rafeeq-ul-Hassan. He has been also ordered to hold the additional charge of

Kashmir on edge over flood risk as Jhelum crosses ‘alarm mark’ near Sangam

Srinagar: Continuous rains in Kashmir Valley from several hours have sent river into flood stage. At 3p.m on Friday, the water level crossed ‘alarm mark’ of 18-ft in south Kashmir’s Sangam gauge, officials said. “The water level recorded at 3p.m. was at 18.27-ft (alarm level) and as soon it crosses 21-ft mark, flood is declared,”

Ten injured during protests as gunfight rages in Chatpora, one shifted to Sgr

Pulwama: Ten persons were injured in Pulwama after clashes between protesters and government forces broke out while gunfight rages between militants and government forces in chatapora mollah of the Pulwama in south kashmir on friday. Sources said soon after the gunfight trigger youth took streets and pelted stones on security forces who they retaliated with

Demise of Mrs M Shafi Buch, chaharum on July 1

With profound grief it’s informed that Mrs. Late Prof.Mohd Shafi Buchh of Hazratbal left for heavenly abode on intervening night of Thursday. The FATEH KHWANI will be held on Sunday 1st July 2018 at 10.30 am at ancestral graveyard opp Aasaari Sherief Hazratbal. Subsequently Ijtima will also be held at their residence.   From The

Gunfight rages in Chatpora Pulwama

Pulwama: A firefight between holed up militants and government forces is underway at Chatpora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday. Police sources confirmed that contact between forces and militants has been made and gunfire is being exchanged. Earlier a joint team of army’s 55 RR, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search operation following

No curriculum for Kindergarten classes in Govt schools, official say ‘play way method being used’

Budgam, June 28: The department of education is devoid of any curriculum for Kindergarten  classes  at government schools. Officials at the department of education however say they follow ‘play way method of teaching kids being enrolled in kindergarten classes’. “There is not any such curriculum prescribed by the government for KG classes so that they can

Gun shots heard in Chatapora Pulwama during CASO

Pulwama: Several gunshots were heard while the government forces were conducting cordon and search operation in Chatapora Pulwama on friday. The operation is still underway and there is no official confirmation of contact made with militants and the fire heard was only a warning shot or the encounter has erupted. Cordon and search operation was

Police version of Shopian grenade attack

Srinagar: Militants in the morning hours on Friday attacked an army patrol near Good Will Public School in Ahagam area of Keegam village in District Shopian, police said in a statement. “Terrorists lobbed a grenade on a group of army personnel when they were busy opening the Good will public School today morning followed by

Vehicular movement suspended on highways, Mughar road open

The Kashmir highway, connecting the Kashmir valley with the rest of the world, was closed due to landslides, triggered by heavy rain overnight while the Srinagar-Leh too has been closed but historic Mughal is open for traffic. “We have closed the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway following landslides in Ramban area due to heavy rain,” a

I&FC cautions residents around south Kashmir tributaries: be vigilant during day, night

Kulgam: Officials at the irrigation and flood control department has urged people living around the tributaries of south kashmir to remain vigilant as the incessant rains continue to lash valley. Water level has risen in Vaishaw nallah in Kulgam district on Friday which has washed away several diversions constructed after 2014 flood. “In view of precipitation, forecast &

Amid incessant rains third batch of pilgrims for Amarnath yatra leave Jammu

Jammu: The third batch  Amarnath Yatris friday left for Kashmir Valley and would be reaching the base camps of Nunwan-Pahalgam in Anantnag district and Baltal in Ganderbal district later in the day. officials said that the third batch consists of 2,876 pilgrims. Landslides and shooting stones at at Panthal, Nedgard, Digdol and Samroli due to incessant

Militant killed in Kupwara woods

Kupwara: A militant was killed in encounter with army at Kachama, a forest area in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Friday. An army officer said body of militant body was recovered along with an AK-rifle by a search party on Friday morning. An encounter between militants and army’s 10 JAK in the woods started laste

Srinagar-Jammu highway closed due to landslides

Srinagar: The Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only road connectivity of Kashmir Valley with outside world, was closed due to landslides near Digdol and Pathiyal along the 300-kilometer thoroughfare on Friday. “No traffic movement is allowed due to landslides at  Digdol and Pathiyal. The Yatra vehicles were also stopped near the spots,” an official said.  He said

Day 2: Amarnath Yatra suspended due to heavy rain  

Srinagar: Authorities on Friday suspended the annual Amarnath Yatra due to heavy rain and slippery track through Baltal route in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal District. An official said no pilgrim was allowed to the cave shrine on Friday due to heavy raining, rendering the 16-km Baltal route slippery and “dangerous”. The Yatra began yesterday.

Soldier injured in grenade attack on army in Shopian

Shopian: A soldier was injured after militants hurled a grenade at army in this south Kashmir district on Friday. Official sources said that militants hurled grenade on Army’s school post in Ahgam Shopian, resulting in injuries to a soldier who have been rushed to hospital. Confirming the incident, SSP shopian told INS that one army

Khurshid A Ganai Likely to Be Vohra’s new advisor

Srinagar: Khurshid A Ganai, the former State Chief Information Commissioner, is likely to be appointed as advisor to governor N N Vohra. Sources said that Ganie (IAS retd) resigned on Thursday to pave way for his appointment as the advisor. He was appointed as one of the advisor to Governor N N Vohra when state

Khurshid A Ganai resigns as State Chief Information Commissioner

Srinagar: Khurshid. A. Ganai, IAS (Retd.), has resigned as State Chief Information Commissioner and governor N N Vohra has accepted it. “The Hon’ble Governor has been pleased to accept the resignation of Mr. Khurshid. A. Ganai, IAS (Retd.), as State Chief Information Commissioner with immediate effect,” reads an order issued by the government here.

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