July 2019

SAC approves release of Selection Grade in favour of 64 Officers

Srinagar, JULY 31: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved release of Selection Grade (Rs.15,600-39,100 + GP RS.7600- pre revised) in favour of 64 officers of the Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service. 24 officers have been sanctioned Selection Grade with effect from 01.01.2017, 5 officers w.e.f.

Left out DP families of Pak to be given one time compensation: SAC

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik decided to submit a proposal to the Government of India for grant of one time compensation to the left out 5300 families of Pak Displaced Persons (DPs) of 1947, who were initially registered outside the State but later on

Indian policemen march during India's Republic Day parade on a cold winter day in Srinagar January 26, 2017. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

SAC enhances Ration Money, Hardship Allowance of J&K Police personnel

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the enhancement of Ration Money Allowance in favor of non-gazetted Police personnel from the existing Rs 2000 to Rs 2500 per month with effect from August 1, 2019. The decision will benefit around 83,000 Police personnel

21 posts created for strengthening Admin, recruitment Cell of J&K High Court

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the creation of 21 posts of various categories in the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir for the Administration, Management and the Recruitment Cell. The posts include three posts of Registrar, three posts of Section Officer,

Main I-Day function to be held at SK Stadium, CS reviews preparations

Srinagar: Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam reviewed the preparations for I-Day functions at a high-level meeting convened at Civil Secretariat here. Financial Commissioner, Finance, Arun Mehta, Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education, Atal Dulloo, Financial Commissioner to Governor Umang Narula, Principal Secretary, Home, Principal Secretary Planning, Development & Monitoring, ADGP, CID, J&K, ADGP Armed J&K, ADGP

Dogs created fear in Bohri Kadal as they chased and attacked passerby on Thursday noon. Pic by Zargar Zahoor

Govt to start mass sterilization of dogs in Srinagar: Samoon

Srinagar: The sterilisation of dogs under the aegis of Animal Birth Control Programme will go up from 10 to 100 dogs per day within two months in Srinagar city. Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep and Fisheries department Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon during a visit to the Tengpora facility directed starting the program at massive level within

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Inter College Women 5-A-Side Hockey Tournament begins at KU

Srinagar: Inter College Women 5-A-Side Hockey Tournament 2019 kickstarted at University of Kashmir on Wednesday. It is for the first time that Directorate of Physical Education & Sports is organizing Inter College Tournament in this format keeping in view the AIU calendar and to encourage women participation in Hockey. As many as 10 teams from

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AIL, KU hosts Zareef .A. Zareef at ‘Meet the Eminent’

Srinagar, July 31: As part of its series Allama Iqbal Library (AIL), University of Kashmir conducted Meet the Eminent program with Zareef Ahmad Zareef during which Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir was the Chief Guest. In his address, Prof. Talat Ahmad congratulated the organisers for conducting such events where eminent personalities of

Amarnath Yatra suspended till August 4

Srinagar: Amarnath Yatra, authorities said, will remain suspended till August 4 due to erratic weather conditions that could trigger landslides and shooting stones over Highway and the tracks leading to cave could become ‘slippery and slashy’. In view of inclement weather conditions, shooting stones and landslides particularly in Jammu region, Yatra will remain suspended till

Yatra To Remain Suspended Till Aug 4 Amid Forecast For Heavy Rains

Srinagar: Amid forecast for heavy rains, the authorities have decided to suspend ongoing Amarnath Yatra till August 4. According to an official spokesman, India Meteorology Department has predicted heavy rainfall for next few days all over Jammu and Kashmir, which may cause landslides and shooting stones on highway between Jammu and Srinagar, particularly in the

Summer vacation for colleges in Kashmir, winter zone Jammu from Aug 1 to 10

Srinagar: Government on Wednesday announced summer vacations in all the colleges in Kashmir and winter zone of Jammu division of the state. According to an order by the higher education department the vacation has been ordered for all the government degree colleges in Kashmir and winter zone of Jammu division. They ‘shall observe summer vacation

Union Cabinet approves J&K Reservation Bill 2019

Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved Jammu & Kashmir Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019, government said. According to government the bill will pave the way of extending benefit of reservation of up to 10% for “Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)” in educational institutions & public employment alongside existing reservations

Timing of ED quizzing Farooq Abdullah in JKCA scam raises suspicion: Mehbooba Mufti

Srinagar: Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday cast doubts over the timing of questioning Member of Parliament and NC leader Farooq Abdullah by Enforcement Directorate in Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Academy scam. Mufti in a tweet said that the timing of the questioning ‘raises suspicions and questions’. “JK cricket scam

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Five including two women injured in cross LOC firing in Tangdhar

By Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: Five persons including two women have been injured in the cross LOC firing along line of control in Tangdhar sector in Kupwara since Tuesday night. A police officer said that three more civilians were injured last night due to heavy shelling from Pakistan. “The shelling from Pakistan stopped in the mid

ED quizzes Farooq Abdullah in JKCA scam in Chandigarh

Srinagar: Farooq Abdullah, National conference president and parliamentarian, is being quizzed by enforcement directorate in connection with alleged JKCA scam, in Chandigarh, according to reports. Farooq is being questioned under PMLA in Chandigarh, news channels reporter. In 2016, former three time chief minister of the state, Farooq was charged by the CBI in a corruption

Militants hideout busted in Lolab woods, arms and ammunition recovered

by Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: A joint team of forces have busted a militant hideout in Katpora Lolab woods in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday. According to officials the militants hiding place was unearthed during a search operation by Army and Special Operation Group of Jammu and Kashmir. They said that the joint team of forces

One person found dead in Trehgam Kupwara

  By Tasadduq Hussain   Kupwara: A male body was recovered in Trehgam area of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday The deceased has been identified as  Zahoor ah Khan. He was a resident of Karnah area and, was as guest in Trehgam,

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Rains lash Jammu: Highway closed, Yatra suspended, schools in Udhampur closed

Jammu: Rains have been lashing Jammu areas since Tuesday and have triggered landslides, shooting stones incidents over the strategic highway, and in Udhampur district, administration has ordered closure of educational institutes as well. An official told INS that Jammu-Srinagar highway has been closed due to landslide triggered by continuous rainfall at Morh Passi near Balli Nallah

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Injured in cross LOC firing Gurez woman succumbs at SMHS

  Gurez:  A woman from Gurez area of Bandipora district breathed her last in Srinagar’s SMHS hospital of fatal wounds she had received during cross LOC firing in Bagtore area. The deceased woman was identified as Rahimi wife of Abdul Ahad Bhat, resident of Dasi Bagtore. India and Pakistan armies along the LOC in Gurez

Katra sees record rainfall, shuts Highway-1C

Srinagar: Katra town in Reasi district of the Jammu and Kashmir which also serves as base camp for the Hindu pilgrims visiting Vaishno Devi Shrine, recorded highest rainfall in eleven years, Director Meteorological department said on Wednesday. The record rainfall also caused landslides and shooting stones, leading to suspension of traffic movement on Highway-1C (Katra-Reasi-Pouni-Shivkhori).

Minor dead, another injured in house collapse incidents in Udhampur

  Udhampur: An 8-Year old minor died and another minor girl was injured in two seperate incidents of house collapse in Udhampur. Reports said that many kacha houses have been damaged badly due to overnight rains in the region. The deceased have been identified as 8 year boy Pawan kumar, while the injured girl has

35-Year old man found dead in Pulwama village

By Mudassir Maqbool Srinagar:  Body of a 35-year old man was found in Kalampora- Shadimarg area of the district here on Wednesday morning. The deceased has been  identified as Gulzar Ahmad (35) son of Ghulam Hassan Wagay of Sehpora village of Pulwama. Body was spotted by locals and police was informed who retrieved the body

LOC rattles with firing, shelling in Nowshera sector Rajouri

  Rajouri: Line of Control has been rattled by exchange of gunfire between India and Pakistan armies in Nowshera sector in Rajouri district of Jammu division of J&K. Officials said that at about 0030 hours Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing of small arms and shelling with mortars along the Line of Control

SAC sanctions regular Principals for 6 GMCs across State

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the appointment of Principals for Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar and five new GMCs of Anantnag, Baramulla, Doda, Kathua and Rajouri on regular basis. SAC approved appointment of Dr Parvaiz Ahmed Shah (Professor) as Principal GMC

24×7 Free Ambulance Service in J&K soon; People can dial 102-108 to avail the service

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved operationalization of the 102-108 Toll Free Ambulance Service in the state. 102-108 free Ambulance Service will provide round the clock transportation to the patients requiring immediate medical care especially critical, Trauma, accidental victims, pregnant women & sick children.

Work in double shifts to complete Bakshi Stadium constructions: Div Com to NPCCL

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Baseer Ahmad Khan on Tuesday visited Bakshi Stadium where he inspected ongoing development works in the stadium. The Divisional Commissioner was briefed about the progress of works executed by National Project Construction Corporation Limited (NPCCL). The Divisional Commissioner issued strict directions to the executing agency to expedite the work on the project

Govt for reducing infant mortality rate to single digit by 2022

Srinagar: while Jammu and Kashmir Government has been able to achieve remarkable improvement in multiple indicators related to maternal and child health in the recent years—with notable progress in reducing infant mortality rate (IMR) across the Himalayan State. In this regard, a marathon meeting was convened under the chairmanship of Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical

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Clashes erupt in Tral after local JeM commander killed

BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama: Massive clashes erupted in Tral town of this south Kashmir district after a top commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad was killed in a gunfight with government forces in Anantnag. Officials said Jaish’s top commander Fayaz Ahmad, a resident of Panzoo Tral, was killed along with his associate in a gunfight with the forces at

Woman among 2 persons injured as India, Pak armies exchange fire in Tanghdar

Tassaduq Hussian Kupwara: Two civilians suffered injuries as Indi and Pakistan troops exchanged fire and mortar shells in alleged violation of ceasefire along the Line of Control in Kupwara’s Tanghdar sector. Officials here said that Pakistani troops targeted the forward Jabdi posts of Indian Army which was retaliated, triggering of exchange of heavy motor shells

Ganderbal: Police busts gang, recovers 3 cars, scooty among other items

By Mir Showkat   Ganderbal: Four ‘chronic thieves’ have been arrested by police in Ganderbal district of Central Kashmir and recovered the stolen items from their possession. Police busted the gang while working on a vehicle theft complaint from Safapora area of the district, a police officer said. Following leads, he said, one person namely Kaiser Ahmad

JKNC DEVSAR holds one day party worker’s convention at Qazigund

  Qazigund: JKNC Devsar held a day long party worker’s convention under the leadership of Mohammad Rafiq Khan here on Tuesday While addressing the well gathering of party worker’s at Dakbanglow Qazigund Khan appealed people of Devsar to join hands with National Conference for a new beginning, away from sadness and cynicism. which will give

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LOC flare up: One Army man killed in Sunderbani Rajouri

Srinagar: An Army man has been killed in the cross LOC exchange of fire in  Sunderbani sector in Rajouri on Tuesday. According to news gathering agency ANI the soldier died of fatal wounds he received from Pakistani fire. Officials have said that amid continuing India-Pakistan exchange of fire in  Tangdhar and Keran sectors two Pakistani

Gunfight rages in Anantnag’s Wopzan village

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Gunfight erupted between militants and government forces in Wopzan village of Bijbehara area in Anantanag district on Tuesday. According to initial reports the contact with militants has been made and both sides are exchanging gunfire. Earlier forces had laid siege over the area and launched search operation to flush out any hiding

Hujjaj in Azizya facing problems, accuse JK Hajj authorities of failing them

by Suhail Khan Srinagar: Pilgrims on Hajj from valley are facing difficulties in the Makkah and are accusing Hajj committee of lackadaisical approach towards their problems. A pilgrim on holy journey Ghulam Qadir from old city told INS from Mecca that the Khuddam’s sent by the Hajj Committee with them are missing due to which

One person injured in cross LOC gunfire in Tangdhar Kupwara

Kupwara: One person has been injured in the cross LOC exchange of fire in Tangdhar area of Kupwara district on Tuesday. Reports said that the person had received splinter injuries in his head and was quickly evacuated to medical facility where he is under treatment. India and Pakistan armies traded gunfire along LOC and used

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Girl alleges rape by teacher in Udhampur

UDHAMPUR: A class 10th student has alleged that she has been raped by her teacher in Ramnagar area of Udhampur district. Acting on written complaint of the victim and her family members, Police arrested the accused teachers. According to officials a case FIR number 80/19, under Section 376 RPC has been registered in this connection

CBI must probe it, find origins says Omar Abdullah on Guv’s remarks ‘orders on social media are fake’

Srinagar: Following Governor Satya Pal Malik’s comments that the government orders circulating on social media platforms are fake, former chief minster Omar Abdullah has demanded Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into such circulations and to dig out their origins. Abdullah took to twitter and said: “This is a very serious matter raised by the Governor.

Cross LOC mortar shelling erupts in Tangdhar Kupwara

By Tasadduq Hussain     Kupwara: Heavy cross LOC mortal shelling has erupted in Tangdhar area in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Tuesday. An offcial told INS that India and Pakistan armies are exchanging fire including using mortar against each other. He said that the area along Line Of Control has been rattled by the

Don’t pay heed to rumours, everything normal: Governor Satyapal Malik

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Tuesday urged people not to pay heed to any rumours and said that the ‘government’ orders being circulated on social media in Kashmir from past few days were invalid. “There has been no valid order by the government. All the orders are invalid,” Governor Malik said

Father kills daughter at Sheeri in Baramullah

  Baramulla: In a shocking incident a father has killed his daughter in forest area of Laridora Narvaw Sheeri area in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday. The alleged perpetrator has been identified as Javid Ahmad Khan son of Rehmatullah Khan of Laridora Sheeri Narvwa. He took her daughter from his home early in the

Military personnel work at the scene where a Pakistani Army Aviation Corps aircraft crashed in Rawalpindi on July 30, 2019. - Fifteen people were killed when a small plane crashed into a residential area in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi near the capital Islamabad, a rescue official told AFP early July 30. (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI / AFP)

17 killed as Pakistani army plane crashes into residential area

17 people, including five crew members and 12 civilians, died after a Pakistan Army aviation aircraft on a routine training flight crashed into a residential area in Rawalpindi near the capital Islamabad. “A small plane crashed into a residential area. So far we have retrieved 17 dead bodies, including 12 civilians and five crew members,” rescue

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