September 2020

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Supplements don’t boost immunity against Covid-19: DAK

Srinagar, Sep 21: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Monday said supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbs do not boost immunity to ward off Covid-19 infection. “There is no scientific evidence to suggest that supplements boost the immune system against Covid-19,” said DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan. “One of the misconceptions doing

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Advisor Sharma, Prof Talat bat for early NEP implementation

Srinagar, Sep 21: The New Education Policy-2020 will be greatly advantageous for the teachers, researchers and students alike, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kashmir Prof Talat Ahmad has said, and asserted that all the stakeholders will have to work together to ensure its early implementation. Addressing the valedictory ceremony of a day-long conference, organised by

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LG Calls For Timely Implementation Of Key NEP Provisions: LG

Srinagar, Sept 20: “National Education Policy 2020 is not only a historic and holistic document but for the first time, has been created as a reflection of aspirations of the parents, teachers, students, and education experts, which aims to address the challenges for the coming generations,” Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha remarked while inaugurating the “Brainstorming

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Death Toll Due To Covid-19 Crosses 1000 Mark In J&K

Srinagar, Sept 20: Jammu and Kashmir reported eighteen deaths due to covid-19, taking its fatality count to 1005, officials said on Sunday. They said that nine deaths each were reported from Kashmir Valley and Jammu division. Four of the deaths were reported at SKIMS Soura while others at SMHS and CD hospitals here. They said

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77 travelers among 1457 new covid-19 cases in J&K, total 63990

Srinagar, Sept 20: 77 travelers were among 1457 fresh covid-19 cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir in the last 24 hours, taking its total count to 63990. Official sources said that 817 cases were from Jammu and 640 from Kashmir Valley. Giving breakup of the cases, they said, Srinagar reported 228, Budgam 78, Baramulla 86,

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NEP is like an academic lake: President

Srinagar, Sep 20: The University of Kashmir and J&K’s Higher Education Department (HED) Sunday organised a daylong conference to discuss various aspects of the New Education Policy-2020 to enable its timely implementation in the Union Territory. President Ram Nath Kovind was the Chief Guest at the conference titled “Brainstorming on implementation of NEP-2020 in Jammu

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Sopore Youth’s Death: IO Asks Family, People To Record Statement

Srinagar, Sept 20: The inquiry officer into “alleged custodial killing of a youth by police” has asked relatives and people having knowledge about the incident to record their statements from today. Mohd Ahsaan (KAS), Additional District Magistrate Baramulla, has been appointed by the Deputy Commissioner Baramulla to conduct a magisterial enquiry to “ascertain the causes

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Covid-19: Central health team for focus on non-pharmaceutical measures

Jammu: A high-level Central team in presence of Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar, today reviewed and discussed Covid-19 Control measures in Jammu division with the Divisional Commissioner, Deputy Commissioners and senior health Department functionaries in the backdrop of recent spike in the positive cases. The meeting held through video conference focused on strengthening

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Youth, 20 Others Fall Victim To Covid-19; J&K Toll 989

Srinagar, Sept 19:: A 25-year-old youth was among 21 more people who succumbed to covid-19 in last 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir, taking its fatality count to 989. Official sources said among the victims, seven were residents of Kashmir and 14 from Jammu division. Among the fatalities from Jammu includes a 68-year-old woman from

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Rs 72000 fine slapped on Brick Kilns

Kulgam: The Legal Metrology, Kulgam Slapped a fine of Rs 72000 (Seventy Two Thousand) on Brick Kilns for overcharging and supplying undersize Bricks to the Consumers. Legal Metrology Department, Kulgam led by Assistant Controller, Mohammad Muzaffar Wani, Carried out the surprise inspection on various Brick Kilns across the District. During the inspection various Brick Kilns

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Govt warns against use of synthetic food colours

Srinagar, Sept 19: On Saturday, Additional Commissioner Food Safety Legal cum Intelligence, Kashmir warned public at large and those who are organizing feast on marriage ceremony and other occasions not to use any kind of synthetic food colour in the preparation of Wazawan served to guests. Addition of such colours to any of the dishes

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35 travelers among 1492 cases in J&K, total 62533

Srinagar, Sept 19: Jammu and Kashmir reported 1492 fresh covid-19 cases including 70 security men, 35 travelers and five minors, taking the total tally to 62533. Among them, 831 cases were from Jammu division and 661 from Kashmir Valley, official sources said. Giving district-wise breakup of the cases, they said, Srinagar reported 192, Budgam 68,

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Govt announces Rs. 1350 crore financial package for revival of businesses

50 % waiver of fixed charges in electricity and water tariff SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 19: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Kumar Sinha today announced a mega relief and revival package of Rs 1350 crore to help the J&K business sector to tide over their problems. In a press conference at Srinagar, the Lt Governor announced a package of

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5 IAS, 2 KAS officers transferred; Sarmad Hafeez Gets Additional Charge Of Admin Secretary Tourism

Srinagar, Sept 19: Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday ordered transfer of seven officers with immediate effect in the interest of administrations. Bipul Pathak (IAS), Principal Secretary to the Government, Information Technology Department, holding additional charge of Principal Secretary to the Government, Science & Technology Department, CEO, JaKeGA and CEO, JAKEDA, has been transferred and

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2014 lethpora attack: NIA attaches House belonging to father of arrested ‘JeM OGW’

Srinagar, Sept 19: National Investigation Agency on Saturday ordered attaching of a property belonging to Nazir Ahmad Reshi, the father of Irshad Ahmad Reshi who was arrested by the NIA for his alleged involvement in the Lethpura attack on CRPF Group Centre that left five paramilitary personnel and three militants dead in December 2014. Ravinder

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3 militants from south Kashmir arrested in Rajouri

Jammu, Sept 19: Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested three militants from Rajouri district of Jammu division. A police officer said a joint operation was launched by police and security forces at Gurjan Bala Rajouri. Three militants, Rahil Bashir alias “Ayaan Bhai” of Pulwama, Amir Jaan alias “Hamza” of Kakapora Pulwama and Hafiz Yunus

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15 shops gutted in Banihal’s Khari market

Jammu, Sept 19: Around 15 shops were gutted in Khari market of Banihal tehsil in Ramban district of Jammu division, officials said on Saturday. The fire started mysteriously and engulfed around 15 shops midnight, they said. Locals and police rushed to the spot along with fire tenders, which doused the fire but not before the

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Suresh Raina To Set Up Cricket Academy In J&K

Srinagar, Sep 18: International cricketer Suresh Raina today called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha here today. The celebrity cricketer, on the request of Lt Governor, agreed to set up five schools in Kashmir division and an equal number in Jammu division to train the aspiring cricketers, particularly the youngsters from remote areas of the UT.

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NTs To Issue Domicile Certificates To PRC Holders

Sinha Timelines For Digitization Of Revenue Records, The Certificates Srinagar, Sept 18: The government is authorizing Naib Tehsildars to issue Domicile Certificates to PRC holders and their family members. The decision was announced by Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha at a meeting while reviewing the working of Revenue department and the Auqaf. Advisors to Lt Governor,

LG launches NGDRS in J&K

Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha launched the National Generic Document Registration System (NGDRS) at a ceremony organized at Deputy Commissioner Srinagar’s office, today. NGDRS represents a major shift from the existing manual registration system to online registration of all transactions in sale-purchase/transfer of land and the stamp papers have been replaced by e-stamps which have

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Samoon launches ‘Safe School Pilot Programme’

Srinagar: Principal Secretary, School Education and Skill Development, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon today launched a comprehensive ‘School Safety Programme’ here at Model GGHSS Nawakadal. Speaking on the occasion, the Principal Secretary said that the programme will be a landmark to ensure safety of all children and teachers of schools of Jammu and Kashmir. He said

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Advisor Baseer Khan listens people’s issues at Jammu

Assures outcome-based disposal of grievances JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 18: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today chaired a public interaction programme here in which over hundred people including depuations and individuals apprised him of their problems. The depuations, including J&K Electrical Engineering Graduates Association, Combine Group of Engineers, PDD Casual Labourers Union, representatives of Jr.

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KCC&I Welcomes HC Order On Election

Srinagar: Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry today welcomed the directions of the Hon’ble High Court for facilitation of elections in the august body, as was prayed for by the KCC&I.                    As per a spokesman of the traders body the High Court in it’s order has

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Rs 65000 fine slapped on Brick Kiln owners in Pulwama

Pulwama, Sept 18: A team comprising Assistant Controller Legal Metrology and officials from Revenue Department today slapped a fine of Rs. 65,000 against few brick kiln owners who were found involved in selling bricks at exorbitant rates. Acting upon the instructions given by Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Dr Raghav Langer the team conducted a surprise visit

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1330 new cases take J&K’s covid-19 tally to 61041

Srinagar, Sept 18: Jammu and Kashmir reported 1330 fresh cases of novel coronavirus in last 24 hours, taking its tally to past 60000 mark. With 70 travelers among them, 672 cases were from Jammu Division and 658 from Kashmir Valley as overall count reached 61041. This is for the fifteenth day in a row that

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July 18 Shopian Encounter: Army Says AFSPA Powers ‘Exceeded’

Srinagar, Sept 18: Army on Friday said that a high-level Court of Inquiry set up by it into the July 18 encounter at Amshipora Shopian has concluded, bringing out “certain prima facie evidence indicating that during the operation, powers vested under the AFSPA 1990 were exceeded. Also, Defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said that inquiry

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4 drug peddlers held, 6kgs cocaine worth crores recovered in Baramulla

Srinagar, Sept 18: Police on Friday recovered cocaine weighing about 6 kilograms on the disclosure of four persons arrested by it in Baramulla district of north Kashmir, officials said. The drugs are said to be worth crores of rupees. A police officer said that Police arrested four suspected persons at Old Town Baramulla and on

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Govt Forms LG Secretariat References Monitoring Cell In GAD

Srinagar, Sept 18: The J&K government on Friday accorded sanction to the establishment of ‘Lieutenant Governor’s Secretariat References Monitoring Cell’ in the General Administration Department. It has been established for expeditious follow-up and better coordination with the Administrative Departments and Deputy Commissioners as required for disposal of the representations or grievances received by Lieutenant Governor’s

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Army defuses four mortar shells in Poonch

Poonch, Sept 18: Army on Friday destroyed four unexploded mortar shell found in a village of Balakote in Poonch district. An army official said four 120-mm mortars, fired by Pakistan, were recovered and destroyed today. “Army team dugout unexploded live shells from a village and destroyed it at a safe place,” the official said, adding,

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WAQF IS A TALE OF MISAPPROPRIATION OF FUNDS: DR DARAKHSHAN ANDRABI

Srinagar; Chairperson of Waqf Development Committee & Member Central Waqf Council of Union Ministry of Minority Affairs, Dr Darakhshan Andrabi completed her first leg of tour to the important shrines under J&K Waqf Board on the instructions of the Central Ministry to assess and inspect the state of affairs, management, funds utilization and development of

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SPECTRUM FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT 2020 Starts, Titans FC Anantnag Wins 1st Game

Srinagar: First game of SPECTRUM FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT 2020 organised by Etihad Football Academy in Association with District Football Association Pulwama (Zone Pampore) Sponsored by Spectrum Advertising Services, was won by Titans FC Anantnag against Real Wanpora Kulgam at Iqbal Ground (Tanch Bagh) Pampore. While Titans FC Anantnag won the game 2-1, the man of the

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Army Chief Reviews ‘Overall Security Situation’, Visits LoC

Srinagar, Sept 17: Army Chief General MM Naravane on Thursday reviewed overall security situation along with the Northern Army Commander and Chinar Corps Commander. He also reviewed security situation along the Line of Control in north Kashmir. The army is in Kashmir Valley for a two-day visit. After his arrival at Srinagar, he proceeded to

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Advisor Baseer Khan to hear public grievances at Jammu

Srinagar: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan will convene a public hearing on September 18 (Friday) at Convention Center, Canal Road, Jammu from 10.00 am onwards. The public deputations and individuals, who wish to bring their grievances and demands into the notice of the government, can meet the Advisor at the said venue. All

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Army Chief meets Lt Governor

Srinagar, Sept 17: General Manoj Mukund Naravane, Chief of the Army Staff, met Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha at the Raj Bhavan here today. He was accompanied by Lt. General YK Joshi, Army Commander, Northern Command and Lt. General BS Raju, GOC, Chinar Corps. The Lt Governor and the Army Chief discussed several important issues related

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DAK Warns Against Reopening Schools

Srinagar, Sep 17: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Thursday said reopening schools at a time when Covid-19 cases are surging could worsen the crisis. “Reopening schools while Covid is still circulating widely could accelerate virus transmission in the community,” said DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan. “With cases rising thick and fast,

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Dr Samoon asks DCs to step-up Skill Development programs

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 17: Principal Secretary, School Education Department and Skill Development, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon today asked the Deputy Commissioners to step up Skill Development program in the district to enable maximum youth to obtain skills with high employability potential in the market. Dr Samoon was chairing a meeting to review the Skill Development Sector in

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Decentralization to be essence of future planning: Chief Secretary

Srinagar: In a marathon preparatory budget meeting cum workshop conducted by the Finance department the Chief Secretary of J&K, BVR Subrahmanyam today directed the district administration to make Panchayats and local bodies the units of their respective plan formulation as per the 73rd and 74thamendment of the Constitution. The Chief Secretary emphasized that all plans

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Grievance redressal mechanism key towards extending good governance to people: Advisor

Srinagar, Sept 17: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan, today observed that the J&K Administration’s grievance redressal mechanism is playing key role towards extending good governance to people of the Union Territory. Advisor Khan, while interacting with various public deputations and individuals at weekly public hearing here at LG’s Grievance Cell Church Lane, took stock

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62 travelers among 1467 new covid-19 cases in J&K, total 59711

Srinagar, Sept 17: Jammu and Kashmir reported 1467 novel coronavirus cases including 62 travelers in last 24 hours, taking the total count to 59711. Official sources said that 785 cases were from Jammu and 682 from Kashmir Valley. This is for a fortnight that more than a thousand cases were reported in J&K. Giving the

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3 militants, woman killed in Batamaloo Srinagar

Srinagar, Sept 17: Three militants and a woman were killed in a gunfight in Batamaloo area of Central Kashmir’s Srinagar district on Thursday. Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar said that three militants were killed and their gunfight and their identity couldn’t be ascertained yet. Earlier, a 45-year-old woman identified as Kounsar Riyaz of

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Sopore Youth Dies After Arrest By Police, Mainstream Camp Demands Probe

Srinagar, Sept 16: The death of a youth from Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district amid conflicting claims by police and his family on Wednesday triggered protests and outrage from political parties in the Jammu and Kashmir. While police say that the youth, Irfan Ahmad Dar (23) son of Mohammad Akbar Dar of Sidiq-Colony,

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HC Orders Immediate Removal Of Solid Waste From Wular Lake

Srinagar, Sept 16: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed Municipal Committee, Sopore, to take steps for removal of municipal Solid Waste forthwith which has been dumped within the demarcated area of the Wular Lake. “The Municipal Committee, Sopore, shall place on record the site plan, the location of the dumping site before us, before

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19 more die due to covid-19 in J&K

Srinagar, Sept 16: Jammu and Kashmir reported nineteen covid-19-related deaths in last 24 hours, taking the fatality count to 937, officials said on Wednesday. 11 among the victims were residents of Jammu division and eight others from Kashmir Valley, the Official said. Regarding the fatalities from Jammu, they said, seven were residents of Jammu and

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Our goal is to ensure People-Centric Good Governance:LG SRIN

AGAR, SEPTEMBER 16: ‘Basic amenities are a prerequisite for any developed and progressive society and the UT administration shall ensure that the same are provided across the UT within the next two years’. Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha made these remarks while addressing a public gathering at block Khonmoh, Srinagar. The Lt Governor made an impromptu

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Advisor Baseer Khan to hear public grievances at Jammu on Sep 18

Srinagar: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan will convene a public hearing at Convention Center, Canal Road, Jammu on September 18 (Friday) from 10 am onwards. The public deputations and individuals, who wish to bring their grievances and demands into the notice of the government, can meet the Advisor at the said venue. All

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Administrative Council gives nod to implement World Bank assisted project for strengthening of healthcare institutions

Srinagar, Sept 16: In an important decision that further strengthens patient care in the health institutions of J&K especially in wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Administrative Council (AC) which met here under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, gave its nod to implementation of the World Bank assisted project for strengthening of healthcare

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ACB produces chargesheet against Ex-BDO Sopore in corruption case

Srinagar, Sept 16: Anti Corruption Bureau on Wednesday produced chargesheet against former BDO Sopore in connection with a corruption case. The case— FIR No. 09/2019—was registered against the then Block Development Officer Sopore Abdul Rashid Ahanger “who was caught red handed by ACB while accepting bribe of Rs. 2000 from a daily rated worker for

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