October 2018

Bringing ‘good name’ of J&K Bank into controversies unwarranted: KCCI

Srinagar: The KCC&I on Monday termed the bringing of “good name” of J&K Bank into controversies as unwarranted and unfortunate. The spokesman of the KCCI said that the JK Bank is an important and cherished institution of State and had always played an critical role in supporting the business community in difficult times. “The sovereign

SAC approves secret ballot election of Mayor, heads of other ULBs

Jammu: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved “The Jammu and Kashmir Municipal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018” paving the way for election of Mayors and Deputy Mayors of the Municipal Corporations and Presidents and Vice Presidents of the Municipal Councils/Municipal Committees through secret

Ahead of polls, SAC approves honorarium of Rs 2500 to Sarpanchs, Rs 1000 to Panchs

Jammu: Days ahead of the Panchayati elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik, approved honorarium for Sarpanchs and Panchs to be elected in the ensuing Panchayat elections. The meeting was attended by Advisors, B B Vyas, K Vijay Kumar,

People deserve salute for unflinching commitment, resilience: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday said the way people especially youth are sacrificing their lives for the “just cause” deserves all applause and people in general deserve salute for their unflinching commitment and resilience. Paying glowing tributes to two armed youth killed in an encounter with government forces at Tral

Allama Iqbal Library KU awarded ISO-certification

Srinaga: Allama Iqbal Library (AIL), University of Kashmir (KU) has been awarded with ISO-9001:2015 certification. The certification has been done for ‘Quality Management System’ of the libraries in compliance with the scope ‘’ Provision of Library Services to address Academic and Research Needs of the Scholar, Students and Teaching Fraternity of University of Kashmir.’’ The

Dilbagh Singh appointed DGP J&K Police

Srinagar: The State Administration Council (SAC) appointed Dilbagh Singh as the Director General of Police Jammu and Kashmir. The decision was taken during SAC meting chaired by Governor Satya Pal Malik in Jammu on Wednesday where Singh’s full-time appointment was finalized. The governor’s administration had on September 6 appointed senior IPS officer Dilbag Singh as

Forces launch CASO in Chandoosa Baramulla

Baramulla : Forces on Wednesday afternoon laid siege to Chandoosa village of Baramulla in north Kashmir. Reports said forces Jointly by Army, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search operation at Chandoosa Kohlina village of Kandi belt, and conducted door to door search operation in the area. SSP Baramulla Imtiyaz Hussain confirmed the cordon and search

Final work at the Statue of Unity site before its inauguration by the Prime Minister on Wednesday Express Photo By Bhupendra Rana 28/10/2018

Statue of Unity inauguration :PM Modi unveils world’s tallest statue and dedicates it to the nation

INS Monitoring Desk Srinagar,31 Oct On the occasion of birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel,PM Modi on Wednesday inaugurated the world’s tallest statue- ‘statue of unity’at Kevadia in Gujrat  reports NDTV . PM dedicated the 182-metre statue of Villabhbhai to the nation. The ‘statue of unity’ is built in honour of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.The statue

All states except Delhi- can use existing stock of firecrackers this Diwali: Supreme Court

INS Monitoring Desk Srinagar,31 Oct The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that the production of crackers not conforming to green norms would not be produced henceforth and the existing stock could be sold outside Delhi-NCR only for this festive season reports Nation news. Maintaining its Tuesday’s order, the top court indicated that the ban on using all existing

As winter sets in power woes begin, Bandipora areas reel under darkness

  By Nasir Khuehami   Bandipora: Residents of Watapora Qazipora, Kaloosa and its adjoining areas are up in arms over unscheduled Power wer Cuts, asked Power Development Department that why dont we Get Power Supply Properly, which they required as People have been facing immense hardships due to the non-availability of Electricity in the Vicinity.

Baramulla police seeks help of general public to trace out the missing girl

Baramulla police seeks help of general public to trace out the missing girl. As reported by Abdul Hamid Shah s/o Late Mohd Maqbool Shah R/O Takya Batpora Kunzer that his Sister Namely Bilkees Akther Age about 18/19 years , Height 5 feet Wearing Frok shalwar blue Color and Sweater Missing since 29 /10 /2018 from

Tral: 2 militants of JeM Killed, searches continue

Srinagar: Two militants of Jash-e-Mohammad militant outfit were killed at Chankitar area of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said. “So far two bodies of the (militants) have been recovered. They are affiliated with JeM outfit. The identities of the killed militants are being ascertained,” a police official said, adding, “Searches are still going

Tral encounter: Militant’s body, sniper rifle found

Tral: Body of a militant has been recovered along with a sniper rifle from within the debris of a house razed to rubble amid a gunfight at Chankitar village o Tral in south Kashmir Pulwama district, a police official said on Tuesday. The searches in the area are going on, the official added. He said


Commissioner Food Safety inspects various food business establishments in Srinagar

Srinagar: Commissioner Food Safety, Dr Abdul Kabir Dar along with a team of Food Safety Officers conducted a surprise inspection of various processing units and Food Sale Establishments at Cheshmashahi, Hazratbal and Residency Road. The team under the supervision of Commissioner Food Safety destroyed various food items which were observed in violation of FSS Act.

Kashmir Press Club condemns attacks, harassment of journalists in South Kashmir

Srinagar: Kashmir Press Club on Tuesday denounced attacks and harassment to journalists in south Kashmir. A spokesperson of the club said such attacks are clearly aimed at intimidating journalists from carrying their professional duties. A video journalist Ajaz Ahmad Dar, who works as a freelancer with a New Delhi-based news channel was hit by pellets

Governor’s Advisor reviews security scenario

Srinagar: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar, on Tuesday chaired a meeting at Police Headquarters (PHQ) Srinagar to review the overall security scenario in the Kashmir division. He stressed on enhancing coordination among the security agencies to maintain vigil against inimical forces and to maintain peace in the state, according to an official spokesman. The

Lt Gen Ranbir Singh reviews security on LoC, visits HAWS Gulmarg

Srinagar: Army’s Northern Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh visited the forward areas of Kashmir region to review the prevailing security situation on the Line of Control. Accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen AK Bhatt, the Army Commander visited forward posts in the frontier districts of Kupwara and Baramulla, wherein he was briefed on

JRL to hold ‘wide-ranging’ consultations with all factions of society for ‘comprehensive joint strategy’

Srinagar: Stating that “suppression” has reached beyond tolerable levels, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Tuesday decided to have wide-ranging consultations with all factions of the society to frame a comprehensive joint strategy. The JRL comprising both factions of Hurriyat Conference headed by Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq besides JKLF-led by Muhammad Yasin

Kulgam: Municipal Committee Members Take Oath

Kulgam, Oct, 30: The newly elected municipal committee members of Kulgam, Devsar, Yaripora Municipal Committees of Kulgam took oath at Rest House Kulgam. The oath was administered to them by Additional District Development Commissioner (ADDC), Kulgam Khawaja Nazir Ahmad to all the elected members. While congratulating to the elected members, the Khawaja urged them to

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SVO arrests PA to Chief Engineer R&B Jammu

Jammu: State vigilance organisation on Tuesday raided the office of Chief Engineer Roads and Building Jammu and arrested his Personal Assistant. According to reports the PA has been arrested with the cash of Rs 13000, believed to be a bribe. He has been identified as Jadeep Singh.   Further details awaited.

Blood Donation Camp held at KU

Srinagar, Oct 30: Department of Students Welfare (DSW), University of Kashmir organised a blood donation camp in collaboration with SAAYA- an NGO in the lawns of Gandhi Bhawan, KU on Tuesday. The camp was inaugurated by Registrar KU, Prof Neelofar Khan. While inaugurating the one -day blood donation camp Prof Khan interacted with the volunteers

8 soldiers injured in Kupwara accidental grenade blast

Srinagar: An officer was among eight army soldiers injured in an accidental blast at Rajwar Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Tuesday. Reports said that army domination party of 21 RR was passing through the woods when the blast took place. Police sources, however, said that the grenade was exploded accidentally while the army

Journalist injured by pellets amid clashes in Shopian

Srinagar: A Journalist was injured after being hit by pellets during clashes between protesters and the government forces in Memander area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday. Reports reaching here said that Aijaz Ahmad Dar, who works as a videographer with a New Delhi-based TV channel was injured during the clashes. Dar was shifted to

Traffic Police issues Diversion Plan from 2nd Nov for Srinagar

Srinagar: As informed by Director ERA in a meeting chaired by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, the construction work of Jehangir Chowk-Naaz Crossing Flyover stretch has started and traffic on that stretch has to be stopped. As directed by Divisional Administration, no Traffic shall be allowed to ply from Jehangir Chowk upto Naaz crossing and vice versa.

Amid CASO clashes erupts in Palhallan village

Pattan: Government Forces on Tuesday afternoon launched a Cordon and search operation in North Kashmir’s Palhallan village. Reports said that a joint team of Army’s 29 RR, SOG of Jammu and Kashmir Police and the CRPF launched a cordon-and-search operation at Tantary Mohalla of Palhallan village. They said that as forces laid siege over the

Scribes protest against thrashing of journalist by CRPF

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag:- Media persons on tuesday staged a peacefull protest at District commissioner office Anantnag against the recently thrashing of journalists in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. The reporters Fayaz Lalu and Deen Imran working with national TV channels alleged that they were beaten up by CRPF’s 40 battalion at Ashajipora, Anantnag on Monday last

Militants attack army vehicle in shopian village

Shopian: Militants attacked Army vehicle in Shopian village of south Kashmir district on Tuesday afternoon.Sources said that militants fired upon an Army Casper of 23 para at Meemender village of Shopian. The area has been cordoned off by the forces. More details are awaited.

Gunfight rages in Chaan Kitar Tral

Pulwama: Gunfight between militants and government forces erupted in Chaan Kitar area of Tral in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday afternoon. Sources said that a joint team of 42RR, SOG and 180 BN CRPF cordoned off Chan Kitar area on a specific information about the presence. Latest reports said that intermittent firing was going on

Truckers protest in Lethpora Pampore against FCI

BY BASHARAT RASHID Pampore: Truck drivers on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration at Lethpora area of Pampore against the Food Corporation of India (FCI) for failing to unload their loaded trucks from past “one month.” Drivers from Jammu, Kashmir and Punjab, while protesting said that they are stranded with loaded vehicles in Lethpora from last “one

Newly elected councilors of Sopore, Baramulla administered oath

Srinagar: The newly elected Municipal Councilors of Municipal council Sopore and Baramulla were on Tuesday administered oath at Dak Banglow in Sopore and Sharwani Hall in Baramulla. The oath was administered by Additional District Development Commissioner (ADDC), Sopore, Ashiq Hussain Lilly and ADC Baramulla Farooq Ahmad Baba respectively. In Sopore town eight BJP candidates have won

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.

DSEK issues new school timings, in effect from Nov 1

Srinagar: Directorate of School Education Kashmir on Tueaday ordered changes in school timings that will come in effect  from November 1. As per the order, schools falling in the areas of Srinagar Municipal limits will be open from 10 am to 3 pm while the schools located outside the Srinagar municipal limits and other areas

Search operation launched in Damhal Anantnag

  Anantnag: Government forces launched a search operation in Damhal and Peer Taki areas of Anantnag district today afternoon. The roads leading to Damhal have been sealed . Damhal is the home village of Senior Congress leader and former minister Peerzada Mohammad Syed. The forces came near the house of Peerzada but did not enter

Rains to lash plains, snowfall in upper reaches from tonight: MeT

Srinagar: The Kashmir Meteorological department on Tuesday predicted a spell of light to moderate rains in plains of the valley and snowfall in the higher reaches. A spokesperson of the MeT said that the wet weather is likely expected during October 31 and November 3. He said that the intensity of the rains and snowfall will

JCB operator dies, was hit by a landslide at Digdol

Jammu:  A JCB operator died at Digdol area on Srinagar Jammu Highway after being hit by a landslide on Tuesday. Authorities said that at about 1200 hrs in night  heavy land slide hit one jCB oprater namely Jamshed Ahmed S/O Ghulam Qadir age 23 yrs R/O Doda. “He died on the spot, ” they said.

NIA raids business man’s residence in Lal Bazar

National Investigation Agency Tuesday raided house of businesman in Srinagar. The business man has been identified as of Fayaz Ahmad Mir of Lalbazar. The investigation agency was raided house , along with SDPO Zadibal and SHO Lalbazar

Militants attack army’s 42 RR camp in Tral

Tral: Militants on Monday late night fired upon another army camp in Tral area of South Kashmir. Sources told INS that militants fired up 42 RR camp of army in Mandoora area at about 10:10 p.m. They said that fire was retaliated by army. However, there were no immediate reports about any casualty on either

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Municipality office building engulfed in fire in Shopian

Shopian: A fire engulfed Town Hall, housed in Municipality Committee Building, in Shopian district on Monday night, sending a huge plume of smoke into the sky. Reports reaching INS said at around 8 p.m., smoke and flames were seen coming out of Municipality Committee Office Building. Soon police and fire service department personnel rushed to

HC Orders Massive Reshuffle In Lower Judiciary

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday ordered a massive reshuffle in lower judiciary. According to order issued by Registrar General here, the transfers shall take effect from November 15 to enable the judicial officers pronounce the judgments reserved by them. Those transferred are as follows. Mr. Puneet Gupta, Registrar Vigilance, J& K

Govt to set up centers to stop illegal entry of dressed-chicken imports

Srinagar: To check the entry of dressed chicken in the state, Animal Husbandry department has decided to setup two dedicated checking centers at Lakhanpur and Lower Munda. The direction to setup these check-posts was passed by Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep, Fisheries and Transport Department Dr Asgar Samoon during a meeting of officers and representatives of

26 woman among newly elected Corporators of SMC administered oath by Div Com

Srinagar: 26 women among the newly elected Municipal Corporators of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) took oath of office at a swearing-in ceremony held here at Banquet Hall, on Monday. The oath was administered by Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan. Those taking oath for Corporator for SMC included 26 women. The Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer

Haj Aspirants asked to submit hardcopy of application forms   

Srinagar: According to Haj Officer, State Haj Committee, J&K, Srinagar, the Haj Aspirants of 2019, who have filled up online application forms have been directed to submit the hardcopy of their Haj Application Form in the respective Districts by or before the last date the 17th November 2018. The forms shall be accompanied with Photocopy

Panchayat polls: CEO issues notification for Phase III

Srinagar: The Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shaleen Kabra today issued notification for the conduct of the third phase of Panchayati Polls-2018 to elect Sarpanches and Panches. The notification has been issued for block Kralpora, Meelyal, Reddi Chokibal, Handwara in District Kupwara, Sumbal in District Bandipora, Rohama and Baramulla in Baramulla District, Ganderbal in Ganderbal District,

3 BSF personnel injured in militant attack near Panthachowk  on Srinagar-Jammu highway

Pulwama: Three paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were injured in a militant attack at Panthchowk area in Srinagar outskirts on Monday evening. Sources said that a vehicle of BSF was attacked near Khonmoh crossing at Panthachowk by militants, resulting injuries to three soldiers. The injured soldiers have been shifted to hospital while reinforcement of


Tourism department floats guidelines in recently concluded FAM tour 2018

Srinagar: Official guidelines have been floated by Directorate of Tourism, Kashmir as the event managing organization hired by directotate of tourism Kashmir is facing an enquiry among others by the department itself. According to sources inside the department DTK had empanelled three local event management companies for the activities which included Space Communications, Kashmir Movie

Three arrested after brief shootout at Srinagar outskirts

Srinagar:  Police on Monday said that it have arrested three militants at Narbal near Noora Hospital in outskirts of Srinagar city. Reports said that a car was signalled to stop by a Naka party at Narbal. The persons travelling in the vehicle fired upon the Naka party. The cops returned the fire triggering off a

Srinagar councilors administered oath

Srinagar : Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan on Monday administered oath to newly elected councilors for Srinagar district. The oath ceremony was held at Banquet hall here. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar,  Syed Abid Rashid Shah was also present there.  At least 74 councilors took oath while one was absent.  “One candidate from Fateh Kadal ward,

Three- day workshop on ‘Integrating Content, Technology & Services: A special focus on libraries in J&K’ concludes at KU

  Srinagar: A three- day workshop on “Integrating Content, Technology & Services: A special focus on libraries in J&K” organised by Allama Iqbal Library (AIL) University of Kashmir(KU) in collaboration with M/S Informatics Publishing Bengaluru, concluded at KU. Vice Chancellor KU Prof. Talat Ahmad inaugurated the workshop and highlighted the importance of this Project/Workshop. He

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