April 2019

Effective mechanism in place for fair procurement, garner competitive prices: JKMSCL‘

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Medical Supplies Corporation (JKMSCL) today said that the corporation has taken a string of measures including strengthening of online platform and further encouraging fair competition and garner competitive prices for procurement and distribution of drugs. As per the Corporation, last year it provided/made supplies of drugs and medicines worth Rs 96

No civilian traffic on highway tomorrow: Officials

Srinagar: There will be no civilian traffic from Udhampur to Srinagar and vice versa on the highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with rest of the world. “Tomorrow i. e. 01.05.2019 (Wednesday) will be convoy day. No movement of any kind of public vehicle shall be allowed From Udhampur to Srinagar and vice


Governor reviews disaster preparedness across Kashmir

Jammu: Governor, Satya Pal Malik, on Tuesday chaired a high level meeting here at Raj Bhavan to review the status of Jhelum River Flood Protection Works and the flood response mechanism being put in place by various departments/agencies in Kashmir Division. In his opening remarks, Governor emphasised the need for seamless coordination and synergy among

Guv’s twitter handle ‘hacked’, shown to be follower of Pak PM

Jammu: The government on Tuesday Governor J&K’s Twitter handle was hacked and shown as follower of Imran Khan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Twitter Handle. “It was noticed today that the Governor J&K’s Twitter handle was hacked by some mischievous elements and he was shown as follower of Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan Twitter

Jammu city’s metered areas not to have power cuts: Governor chairs high-level meeting

Jammu, April 30: A high level meeting was held under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik to review the preparedness of JKPDD for providing regular and smooth power supply to the consumers during peak demand period of summer season. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, Advisor to Governor;  BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary;  Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to Governor;

LS Polls: Over 1.74 lakh electors to decide fate of four candidates in Ladakh

SRINAGAR: Ladakh Parliamentary Constituency is going to polls in the fifth phase of 2019 General Elections on May 6 for which 559 polling stations have been set up across the frontier region for the smooth conduct of the electoral exercise. The Parliamentary Constituency comprises two districts of Leh and Kargil. The Kargil district consists of


Div Com directs oil companies to ensure buffer stocking of LPG across Kashmir Division

           Srinagar: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today reviewed various issues regarding the availability of LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) cylinders across the valley.           The Divisional Commissioner stressed the concerned officers to ensure stocking of LPG cylinders so that there is no shortage of cooking gas.           The oil companies were also directed

Over 1.74 lakh entitled to vote in Ladakh Lok Sabha seat on May 6

Srinagar: Ladakh Parliamentary Constituency is going to polls in the fifth phase of 2019 General Elections on May 6 for which 559 polling stations have been set up across the frontier region for the smooth conduct of the electoral exercise. The Parliamentary Constituency comprises two districts of Leh and Kargil. The Kargil district consists of

In volatile Shopian, Omar Abdullah reiterates promise of scrapping PSA

By Mudassir Maqbool Former Chief Minister and National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah  on Tuesday held a rally in volatile Shopian district and said that the party will scrap Public Safety Act once voted to power. Omar was addressing a poll rally gathering at circuit house here. No mother will have to look for their

To appease Babus, Srinagar being decorated ahead of Darbar move

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: Barely eight days before the shifting of move offices from winter capital to State’s summer capital, authorities here have started decorating the roads and bridges here just to appease the Babus, leaving local dwellers aggrieved. The development comes at a time when the locals accuse the officials of depriving them from the basic

New school timing is like early morning crackdown on kids: PSAJK

Srinagar: Private Schools’ Association of Jammu and Kashmir has strongly protested against the latest government order that has imposed early morning timing for schools, particularly in the city. The Association said that the latest order directing schools in Srinagar city to operate from 8.30 am to 2.30 pm is a torture for student’s particularly small

Syed Ali Geelani admitted in SKIMS, under observation in ICU

Srinagar: Hurriyat patriarch Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday morning was shifted to SKIMS in Soura area after he developed complications at his hyderpora residence. According to sources Geelani was shifted to SKIMS early Tuesday morning and has been admitted in the ICU block of the hospital. They said that he has been admitted and his

More than 20 including minors arrested during nocturnal raids in Pulwama, Shopian

By Mudassir Maqbool Pulwama: Ahead of Lok Sabha polls in Pulwama and Shopian district at least  24 youth have been detained by police during nocturnal raids from different villages. According to locals in Murran and Kangan villages in Pulwama forces raided the village and laid siege and launched searches. Locals claimed that among the detained

Amid rains, weatherman advises farmers to postpone spray of orchards till May 3

Srinagar: As rains lashed Kashmir Valley, the weatherman on Tuesday advised farmers to postpone irrigation and spray of orchards till May 3. A meteorological department official said that Srinagar received 1.0mm of rain this morning till 8:30 a.m. The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir recorded a minimum temperature of 12.5 degrees Celsius last night

E-Ticketing at Gulmarg: Tourism should be kept away from politics, says Farooq Shah

Srinagar: As the standoff between Cable Car Corporation and Local Tourism players at Gulmarg on the controversial E-Ticketing decision continues, National Conference leader and renowned Tourism administrator Farooq Ahmad Shah hasappealed against politicizing Tourism, particularly Gulmarg and said the tourism sector should be kept away from it. Shah was interacting with different stakeholders in the

Woman among 9 accused charge sheeted for attack on CRPF in Srinagar last year

Srinagar: Police on Monday filed charge sheet against nine accused persons including a woman in connection with an attack near Fire Services Crossing here, leading to the killing of a paramilitary CRPF personnel on July 24 last year. Regarding the incident, a case (FIR No 93/2018) was registered in Police Station Shaheedganj, a police spokesman

10.32% voter turnout in Kulgam

Srinagar: The voting turnout remained low in the penultimate leg of the three phased election to Anantnag parliamentary constituency, recording 10.32 percent on Monday. Polling started at 7 a.m. and ended at 4 p.m. in Kulgam comprising of four assembly segments of Noorabad, Homeshalibugh, Kulgam and Devsar. Giving breakup of the polling, an official of

New school timings from May 1

Srinagar, April 29: The Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK) on Monday ordered a change in school timings for Kashmir province from May 1, 2019. According to an order issued here, the new timings for the government and the recognized private schools falling in the areas of Srinagar Municipal limits will be from 8.30 am to

LS Polls: 8.42% votes cast upto 3 pm in Kulgam

Kulgam: The poll percentage for the district Kulgam, were voting is underway for Anantnag parliamentary constituency has reached 8.42% at 3 pm. According to officials 8.42% of total electorate of the district have exercised their franchise in 2nd leg of the polls for the APC. Election commission for the first time divided polling for APC

Parimpora Fruit Mandi traders begin indefinite strike against stoppage of supply trucks

By Ovais Gull   Srinagar: Parimpora Fruit Mandi Association on Monday started indefinite strike against the government for failing to fulfill their genuine demands. They halted their businesses, demanding State administration to allow their supplies regularly.   The association members also organized a protest today at Parimpora mandi here in which the traders affiliated with


Voting picks up slightly in Kulgam, 6.67% recorded upto 1 p.m

Srinagar: Voting picked up with an overall polling percentage of 6.67 being reported from Kulgam district, one of the four districts in Anantnag Lok Sabha parliamentary elections, in the first six hours on Monday. Polling is underway in Kulgam, Noorabad, Homeshalibugh and Devsar assembly segments in the second leg of 3-phased election to Anantnag Lok

Official apathy: Declared unsafe, substandard, ‘Samzan premium salt’ still available in Anantnag markets

  By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: A Kolkata based referral laboratory for Food Safety department has declared “Samzan premium salt iron and iodized salt” available in the market as unsafe, substandard and of misbranded quality. Samples of the salt available in Anantnag markets were procured by Anantnag food safety department from ICDS project Anantnag vide code

LS Polls: Up to 11 am, 3.80% votes cast in Kulgam

Kulgam: The poll percentage for the district Kulgam, were voting is underway for Anantnag parliamentary constituency has reached 3.80 % at 11 am.  According to officials 3.80 % of total electorate of the district have exercised their franchise in 2nd leg of the polls for the APC. Election commission for the first time divided polling

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Non-local found dead in Arigam Pulwama

By Basharat Rashid Pulwama: Body of a non local was recovered near water canal in Arigam village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday. According to reports locals of the village spotted the body and informed police. While police suspect that the man might have died due to drug overdose, postmortem of the body is

Authorities in deep slumber as commuters in Ganderbal face wrath of ugly roads

  By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: The despicable condition of roads in central Kashmir district Ganderbal has only made commuting worse and added to woes of people.  Highway connecting Srinagar with Ganderbal via Beehama is filled with broken road and potholes, and as residents say, one has to navigate through the road. Abdul Majeed Shala, who claimed

LS polls: 2.8 percent votes cast till10 am in Kulgam

Kulgam: 2.8 Percent votes have been cast in Kulgam district up to 10 am as voting for Anantnag parliamentary seat is underway in the district. Offcials said that in Kulgam 528 votes were cast making up 0.5% of electorate. In Noorabad constituency 4509 votes have been caste making 5.9% of total voters. For HS Bugh,

Voting begins on dull note in Kulgam

Srinagar: Voting began on Monday on a dull note in penultimate leg of Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency amidst tight security measures, officials said. The residents in most parts of the district have stayed indoors so far. There were only a few votes cast in Kulgam, Noorabad, Home Shalibugh and Devsar—the assembly segments, constituting the Kulgam

Tral youth arrested by NIA innocent, says family

BASHARAT RASHID Tral: The family of a youth, arrested by the NIA allegedly for strengthening the JeM base, refuted the claims by the probe agency, underlining he is innocent and driving a school bus. On Thursday NIA in a statement claimed arrest of two militants—Tanveer Ahmad Ganie (29) and Bilal Ahmad Mir (23)—who were detained

Only stranded traffic to be allowed on highway tomorrow

Srinagar: No fresh traffic shall be allowed tomorrow on Srinagar-Jammu highway, authorities said on Sunday. “Only stranded vehicles shall be allowed towards Srinagar,” a traffic department official said here in a statement issued here. He said only one-way traffic shall be allowed on Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumari Road, opened after four months today. “Only LMV shall be allowed

2 govt officials suspended for involvement in ransacking DC Office Kishtwar

Kishtwar: District Development Commissioner Kishtwar, Angrez Singh Rana, on Sunday suspended two government officials for taking part in ransacking DC office complex Kishtwar during vandalizing of government property during a protest here yesterday in connection with arrest of miscreants involved in the killing of Chander Kant Sharma and his PSO at District Hospital Kishtwar. The

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Highway ban: Hurriyat (M) extends support to Kashmir Fruit dealers demand

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Sunday strongly denounced the “repressive measure” of preventing hundreds of vehicles including those laden with fruits and vegetables on Srinagar-Jammu highway under the “guise of convoy movement—a move that has resulted in huge loss to these traders and shortage of essentials for the masses. “It is

433 polling parties dispatched for four constituencies of Kulgam

Kulgam: 433 polling parties, comprising of 1732 polling personnel and 62 Micro-Observers, along with poll material, EVMs/VVPAT machines were dispatched today for different polling stations of four Assembly constituencies of Noorabad, kulgam Homshalibug and Devsar of the district Kulgam. District Election Officer (DEO), Kulgam Dr Shameem Ahmad Wani said that a total of 1732 polling

By 2035, Anantnag, Sopore, Baramulla will be added to cities list of Valley

Srinagar: Greater Anantnag, Baramulla and Sopore will be added to cities list in Valley along with Srinagar in next two decades. “Greater Anantnag will grow into a major city with around 500,000 population, whereas Sopore and Baramulla each with more than 200,000 population will add to the City’s list,” reads the report. About 32 towns

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Srinagar moving towards increased crime rate, social anarchy: Report

By Iqbal Kirmani Srinagar: Srinagar is fast moving towards social anarchy and a poor tax base to finance its infrastructure and public services, an official report has said. According to report Srinagar Metropolitan Region has 68% of the population of non worker. “It is alarming to note that about 68% of the population in the

Srinagar-Leh highway re-opens after 5 months’ closure

Mir Showkat Ganderbal: The 434-kms long Srinagar-Leh highway, connecting Ladakh with the rest of Jammu and Kashmir, was officially re-opened for traffic on Sunday. The over passes through the Zojila Pass which remains annually closed during winter months as it receives heavy snowfall. All essential supplies to Leh and Kargil districts are routed through this

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1-Way Govt Forces, Darbar Move Employee Convoys To Be Allowed On Highway Tomorrow: Traffic Dept

Srinagar: The Government Forces and Darbar Move Employees convoys shall be allowed ‘up traffic’ on highway from Udhampur towards Srinagar, traffic department officials said in Saturday. “No movement of any kind of (government forces) convoy shall be allowed down traffic (from Srinagar towards Udhampur),” the officials said, adding, “No movement of any kind of public

Dire need to revive present status of Urdu in J&K: KU Registrar

Srinagar: A two- day National Seminar on the present scenario of Urdu language and literature, ‘Riyasat Jammu Kashmir Main Urdu Zubaan-o-Adab ki Mojuuda Surat-e-haal’ is being held here at University of Kashmir. The seminar is being organised by Department of Urdu KU in collaboration with National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language, (NCPUL), New Delhi.

Sale, purchase of chemicals, acids banned in Anantnag

    Anantnag: The District Magistrate Khalid Jahangir in exercise of the powers vested under section 144 CrPc, has ordered ban on the sale and purchase of chemical/acids in district Anantnag for a period of two months with immediate effect. According to the official communique, the ban has been imposed after it has been noticed

Establish 24×7 Flood control room in every district: Div Com to DCs

Srinagar: For effective flood mitigation plan, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed all Deputy Commissioners of the valley to establish 24×7 flood control room immediately in their respective districts where officers of Irrigation and Flood Control, Disaster Management, PHE, PDD, Revenue, Health, Food and Police should be deployed to provide real time

Threat to J&K from BJP far greater than militants, Pakistan, says Omar in Kulgam

By Sohail KhanKulgam: Former chief minister and National Conference president Omar Abdullah on Saturday without naming any one said that the threat to Jammu and Kashmir by Bharatiya Janata Party is far greater then militants or by Pakistan. “State of Jammu and Kashmir has not much threat from gun or neighbor but is much under

NIA, ED, CBI’s interference in JK will be reviewed if Congress is voted to power: G A Mir

The former minister and Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) chief, Ghulam Ahmad Mir is considered very close to the Gandhi family. He rose to the top level of JKPCC in March 2015 and has headed various important top ministries during NC-Cong and PDP-Cong regime in the past. Mir in an interaction with INS Correspondent Owais Gul claimed that NIA,

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