August 2020

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Pranab Mukherjee’s Demise: 7-day mourning announced in J&K

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government today announced seven-day (31-08-2020 to 6-09-2020) mourning as a mark of respect to Former President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee who passed away today on 31st August 2020. The National flag shall fly at half-mast during the mourning period on all buildings and places throughout the Union territory of Jammu

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New Excise Policy announced

Srinagar: New excise policy 2020-21 shall come into force across Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir from 01 September 2020. The new policy focuses on transparency and objectivity in the liquor trade along with boosting revenues through rationalization of duties. The additional excise duty levied as per old policy after onset of COVID 19 has

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535 new covid-19 cases in J&K, total 37698

Srinagar, August 31: Jammu and Kashmir reported 535 new covid-19 cases including 67 travelers in last 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 37698. Among the cases, official sources said that 290 were reported from Kashmir and 245 from Jammu division. Giving district-wise details of the cases, they said, Srinagar reported 90, Baramulla 16, Pulwama

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Highway Reopens, Only LMVs To Be Allowed Tomorrow

Srinagar: The Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only road connecting Kashmir valley with the outside world, reopened on Monday after remaining closed due to fresh landslides and shooting stones, triggered by heavy rains, at several places along the thoroughfare. The traffic was restored after landslides and shooting stones were cleared at Penthyal and other places in Ramban,

Close-up medical syringe with a vaccine.
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Flu vaccine crucial in times of Covid-19 crisis: DAK

Srinagar, Aug 31: With flu season around the corner and Covid-19 still wreaking the havoc, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Monday said this year’s flu vaccine is more crucial than ever. “Getting a flu shot in times of Covid-19 crisis is more important than ever,” said DAK President and Influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan.

SRINAGAR, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA - 2016/02/05: An Indian policeman points a pellet guns at protesters during pro-freedom demonstrations in old Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian controlled Kashmir. Angry protesters took the main street of Nowhatta area of old Srinagar and shouted anti India slogans soon after the Friday congregation prayers ended in Srinagars Grand mosque. Police used tear gas canisters to disperse the crowd. (Photo by Faisal Khan/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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Pellet Firing On Muharram Mourners Inhuman, Unacceptable: NC

Srinagar, August 31: National Conference on Monday expressed outrage over the indiscriminate use of pellet guns on mourners observing Youm-e-Ashura, terming the action of police unwarranted, inhuman and discriminatory. In a statement issued here, the Party’s Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani said that the brutality on mourners in terms of arrests, torture, raining of pellets

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Grenade attack in Baramulla, 6 civilians injured

Srinagar, August 31: Unknow persons, suspected to be militants, lobbed a grenade on army convey near Azad Gunj bridge in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday. Officials said the device missed the target and exploded on the roadside in which six civilians were injured. The injured were shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment. Meanwhile

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Male body found from flood spill channel Bemina Srinagar

Srinagar, Aug 31: An unidentified male body was recovered by police from flood spill channel behind SKIMS Bemina hospital here on Monday. A police official said that the body was spotted by some passersby who informed the police. Later a police team rushed to the spot and recovered it, the officials said. “Efforts are on

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Highway Closed Again

Srinagar: The Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only road connecting Kashmir valley with the outside world, was again closed on Monday due to fresh landslides and shooting stones, triggered by heavy rains, at several places along the thoroughfare. “The traffic on the highway was suspended due to fresh landslides and shooting stones at Penthyal and other places

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Make All Welfare Schemes run by J&K Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board available online before Sept 30: LG

Srinagar, Aug 30: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today released two Coffee Table Books, one for Labour & Employment Department and another for J&K Entrepreneurship Development(JKEDI) Institute here at Raj Bhavan. Sh. Saurabh Bhagat, Commissioner/Secretary to the Government, Labour and Employment Department was present on the occasion. The Lt Governor directed the Commissioner/Secretary to the Government,

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Early detection can prevent spread of COVID-19: DC Gbl

Mir Showkat Ganderbal, August 30: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal today urged upon the Health Department to mobilize all available resources for early detection of COVID-19 positive patients in the district to prevent the spread of disease. He said this during a meeting with the Officers and officials of the Health Department to review

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Commissioner HED reviews functioning of colleges; infrastructure development works in Kupwara

Kupwara: Commissioner Secretary, Higher Education Department (HED), Talat Parvez Rohella, during his 2 day visit to North Kashmir, today visited Kupwara district and reviewed functioning of various colleges and educational Infrastructure works. He was accompanied by Director Finance HED, Abdul Majeed; Nodal Principal Kashmir, Yasmeen Ashaie; Assistant Director Planning, Fayaz Ahmad; Engineering Team of RUSA

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6 Patwaris suspended in Pulwama, departmental enquiry initiated

Pulwama: Following repeated complaints of discrepancies, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Pulwama, Dr. Raghav Langer today conducted inspection of patwar halqas and revenue documents held by Patwaris throughout the district. During the inspection, the bastas of the Patwaris and its contents were scrutinized in detail and huge discrepancies were noticed besides, Government orders, instructions issued by Financial

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85 travelers among 786 new covid-19 cases in J&K, total 37163

Srinagar, August 30: 85 travelers were among 786 new novel coronavirus cases, taking the overall tally in Jammu and Kashmir past 37000. Official sources said that among them, 354 cases were reported from Jammu Division and 432 from Kashmir Valley, taking the total tally in J&K to 37163. Giving the district wise breakup of the

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3 women among 4 more die due to covid-19 in J&K, toll 694

Srinagar, Aug 30: Four persons including three woman and a 40-year-old man died due to covid-19 in Jammu and Kashmir since overnight, officials said on Sunday. A 70-year-old woman from Nadihal Bandipora died at SKIMS Bemina, 13 days after she was admitted to the one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19

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JCO killed in Rajouri

Jammu, Aug 30: A Junior Commissioned Officer of army was killed in Nowshera Sector along the Line of Control in Rajouri district on Sunday. Official sources said that while the death of the JCO identified as naib subedar Rajvinder Singh of 1 Sikh Regiment was confirmed, the exact cause of the casualty was not known,

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Militant, ASI Killed As Gunfight Rages In Panthachowk

Srinagar, August 29 : A militant and an Assistant Sub Inspector from Special Operation Group of police were killed in an ongoing gunfight at Panthachowk in outskirts of Srinagar, official sources said on Saturday. They said the ASI identified Babu Ram of Poonch suffered bullet injuries during the gunfight which ensued after militants fired upon

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Nocturnal Gunfight Breaks Out In Panthachowk

Srinagar, August 29 : A nocturnal gunfight broke out between militants and government forces near Panthachowk in outskirts of Srinagar. “Militants fired upon joint naka of Police & CRPF at Panthachowk. The joint parties cordoned off the area. During search in the area, militants again fired upon search parties, leading to an encounter. Further details

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Dal Polluted Near Nehru Park, Royal Golf Spring Course: PCB

Srinagar, August 29: The High Court has directed Tourism department to install mini STP near Nehru Park following J&K Pollution Control Board’s report that the water quality of Dal Lake on two vital parameters— the Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) and the Dissolved Oxygen (DO)—has deteriorated near the point as well as at the Water Channel

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Covid-19 Kills 7 Persons, J&K Toll 690

Srinagar, Aug 29: Jammu and Kashmir reported seven more deaths attributed to covid-19 since overnight, taking the fatality count to 690, officials sources said on Saturday. They said that among the victims, three belonged to Jammu division and four others to Kashmir Valley—two from Budgam and one each from Kupwara and Srinagar respectively. A 41-year-old

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PAC authorizes Party President to widen acceptance of Gupkar declaration

Srinagar, Aug 29: A meeting of the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) was held today at party headquarters Nawa-e-Subha, Srinagar. The meet was presided over by Party President and Member of Parliament from Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah. The Party Vice President Omar Abdullah, General Secretary Haji Ali Muhammad Sagar, Additional General Secretary Dr. Sheikh Mustafa Kamal,

LG e-inaugurates Panel Discussion on ‘Covid 19: Challenges and Effective Management’

Srinagar, August 29: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today e-inaugurated the Panel Discussion on “COVID 19: Challenges and Effective Management”. The digital event was organized to observe the 105th Jayanthi Celebrations of His Holiness Jagadguru Dr. Sri Shivaratri Rajendra Mahaswamiji. The Lt Governor inaugurated the event through a digital lamp lighting ceremony. The occasion served as

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Follow path of righteousness: LG’s message on Ashoora

Srinagar, August 29: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, on the occasion of Ashoora, prayed for peace and prosperity in J&K and well being of its people. In a message on the eve of Ashoora Muharram, the Lt Governor said that Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions sacrificed their lives for upholding the values of truth,

Setting the page on fire with some hard work
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J&K to have SCERT on the lines of NCERT

Srinagar: The Administrative Council (AC) which met under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, gave approval to establishment of State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) by merging State Institutes of Education Jammu and Kashmir. SCERT, being the apex academic authority of the UT, is mandated to assist and advice the Government in

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6 persons injured as sumo falls in gorge in Doda

Jammu, August 29: At least six persons were injured when a vehicle they were travelling in met with an accident in Doda district on Saturday. Official sources said that a Tata Sumo (JK06-4862) was on its way from Gandoh to Thathri when it skidded off the road and rolled down into a gorge near Bathri

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3 militants, soldier killed in Pulwama gunfight

Srinagar, Aug 29: Three militants and an army soldier were killed in a gunfight in Zadoora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday. Officials said a joint team of Police, Army’s 50RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in the area late last night. As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants

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No holiday today

Srinagar: In partial modification of Government Order No. 251-JK(GAD) of 2019 dated 27.12.2019, and Government Order No. 252-JK(GAD) of 2019 dated 27.12.2019, the government has ordered that the holiday on account of ‘Ashoorai shall be observed on 30th August, 2020 (Sunday) instead of 29th August, 2020 (Saturday), in the Government Offices and educational institutions of

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LG discusses overall COVID situation in J&K

Srinagar, August 28: A two-member Central Team of Experts comprising of NITI Aayog Member (Health), Dr V.K. Paul and National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Chief, Dr S.K. Singh, on its visit to Kashmir, to take stock of the overall COVID situation in the Valley, today called on the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha here at

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CS approves Annual Action Plans of PMKSY and NLM for 2020-21

Srinagar: The Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam today chaired a meeting of State Level Sanctioning Committee (SLSC) for Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) and reviewed progress made under the scheme. Administrative Secretaries of Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Forest, Ecology and Environment and Rural Development & Panchayati Raj along with concerned Heads of Departments

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106 travelers among 696 new covid-19 cases in J&K, total 35831

Srinagar: 106 travelers were among696 new covid-19 cases reported in Jammu and kashmir on Friday, taking the tally to 35831. officials that among the cases, 202 were reported from Jammu Division while 494 from Kashmir Division. Giving district wise breakup, they said, Srinagar reported 194 cases, Baramulla 40, Pulwama 57, Budgam 59, Anantnag 31, Bandipora

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Shopian Encounter: 2 more militants killed, another caught alive  

Srinagar, Aug 28: Two more militants were killed in an encounter with government forces in Kiloora area of South Kashmir’s Shopian, taking the number of fatalities to four so far. One militant was caught alive, officials said. A police officer said that two more militants have been killed in the ongoing encounter in the area.

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2 militants killed in Shopian gunfight

Srinagar, August 28: Two unidentified militants were killed in a gunfight with a joint team of police, army and CRPF in Kiloora area of South Kashmir’s Shopian on Friday. Official sources said that the joint team launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Kiloora and as they encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The

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Gunfight breaks out in Shopian

Srinagar, August 28:  A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Kiloora area of South Kashmir’s Shopian on Friday. A joint team of Police, Army and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Kiloora, reports said. As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, officials said. The fire was

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KU to conduct BG 1st Semester Exam through ONLINE mode

Srinagar, Aug 28: The University of Kashmir will conduct the BG 1st Semester Examination through the ONLINE mode in view of the Covid19 pandemic. A notification issued by Controller of Examination on Friday reads: “In view of the Covid-19 pandemic and the requirement of social distancing thereof, the Vice-Chancellor has been pleased to authorise the

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Body found buried in Shopian orchard

Srinagar, Aug 28: Police on Friday recovered an unidentified body from an orchard in Dangam area of south Kashmir’s Shopain district. Official sources said that the body was buried and was spotted by some passersby who informed the police. Later a police team reached the spot and recovered it, they said. “Efforts are on to

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Cop injured in accident in Handwara

Srinagar, Aug 28: A policeman was injured when a car hit a motorcycle driven by him near Chogul Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Friday. Official sources said that an accident took place on Sopore-Kupwara near Petrol pump Chogal when a WaganR car (JK01P-1320) hit the motorcycle (6502/05D) driven by policeman Tahir Ahmad Bhat of

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Water Level Recedes In River Sindh, Doodhganga As Rains Ebb

Srinagar: As incessant rains from the last couple of days stopped, the water level in river Sindh and Doodhganga Nallah receded considerably in last less than twelve hours, official sources said on Friday. They said that the water level in Sindh decreased from 3.74m at 11 p.m. last night to 2.29m at 9.a.m this morning

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Dr Tasaduq Ahmad Mir Bereaved

Srinagar: Mrs Saleema, mother of Dr Tasaduq Ahmad Mir (renowned Pediatrician), passed away at her residence in kadlabal Pampore on August 27. According to the family sources, she died due to cardiac arrest and was laid to rest. People belonging to different walks of life have condoled the demise and expressed sympathies with the bereaved

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Restrictions in Lal Chowk, Other Srinagar parts to prevent Muharram processions

Pictures By Zargar Zahoor Srinagar, Aug 28: Authorities imposed strict restrictions in commercial hub of Lal Chowk and adjoining areas to disallow Muharram processions on Friday. Official sources said that the curbs were imposed in areas falling under eight police stations—Batamaloo, ShaheedGunj, Karanagar, Maisuma, Kothibagh, Shergrahi, Kralkhud and Ram Munshibagh. Spools of concertina wires were

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Ex-MLC, 9 Others Die Due To Covid-19; Toll 675

Srinagar, Aug 27: Ten people including a former MLC died due to the covid-19 in the Jammu and Kashmir in last 24 hours, official sources said Thursday. They said the former MLC and Congress leader, who had tested positive for the pestilence on August 24, passed away at the Government Medical College (GMC) hospital in

9SRNP1: SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 9 (UNI) Security personnel keeping vigil during curfew-like restrictions at Mirwaiz Manzil in down town Srinagar on Thursday.
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Strict restrictions to continue on all religious processions, gatherings: Div Com

Srinagar, Aug 27: In wake of Covid-19, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang K Pole today said that restrictions shall continue on all religious processions and gatherings in all districts. Div Com said this while chairing a meeting regarding arrangements here today. During the meeting, the Shia Anjumans extended their full support to the administration with

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LG Sinha chairs maiden AC meeting, approves up-gradation, improvement of Mughal Road; takes other decisions

84.11 Kms to be resurfaced at an estimated cost of Rs 47.41 Crore SRINAGAR, AUGUST 27: The Administrative Council (AC) which met here today under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, approved up-gradation, improvement and resurfacing of Mughal Road at an estimated cost of Rs 47.41 Crore for a total length of 84.11 Kms.

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