September 2020

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18 More Fall Victim To Covid-19 In J&K

Srinagar, Sept 30: 18 more covid-19 deaths were reported in Jammu and Kashmir in last 24-hours, taking the fatality count to 1184. Twelve victims belonged to Jammu region and six others to Kashmir Valley. Among others who died in Jammu include a 79-year-old man from Poonch, a 65-year-old man from Nagrota, a 24-year-old from UP,

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Darakhshan Andrabi visits Baba Gulam Shah Badshah Shrine

Jammu: Central Waqf Council Member and Chairperson of Waqf Development Committee of Union Ministry of Minority Affairs Dr Darakhshan Andrabi completed her two day visit to Rajouri where she today visited and inspected the management of the shrine of Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah at Shahdara Sharief. She was accompanied by the Chief Executive Officer of Jammu Waqf Council and the

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Guidelines On Lockdown Measures In J&K To Continue Till Oct 8

Srinagar, September 30: The guidelines and instructions regarding lockdown measures already in force in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will continue till October 8, 2020. According to an order issued here today by the government, the State Executive Committee vide its order numbers 78 and 79-JK- (DMRRR) of 2020 dated 31.08.2020 issued guidelines

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Govt extends 4G internet ban in J&K barring 2 districts till October 21

Srinagar, Sept 30: The government on Wednesday extended ban on high-speed internet in all but two districts of Jammu and Kashmir till October 21 . “Inputs from the law enforcement agencies suggest that concerted efforts continue to be made by Pakistan, with the help of separatists/anti-national elements within the J&K to facilitate infiltration of (militants),

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B2V-3 march towards building public trust: Baseer Khan

Pulwama, Sept 30: “Back to Village programme is a march towards building public trust besides strengthening relationship between the administration and the people” stated Advisor Baseer Khan while addressing during the last phase of Block Divas celebration in Awantipora. Advisor Khan said that Jan Abhiyan is aimed at to further streamline public service delivery, redress

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Rapid Antigen Test mandatory for Move-employees

Srinagar: While chairing a high-level meeting to review the preparations for winter darbar move 2020, the Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam said that the Rapid Antigen Test is mandatory for the employees moving with the bi-annual darbar move. Administrative Secretaries of departments of Home, Housing & Urban Development, Power Development, General Administration, Estates, Jal

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For revival of J&K economy, J&K bank’s advances must grow at 25-26 pc: Dr A K Mehta

Srinagar, Sep 30:Financial Commissioner (Finance Department), J&K Government, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta (IAS) today e-inaugurated J&K Bank ‘Special Desks for Youth and Women Entrepreneurs’, jointly with the J&K Bank Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) R K Chhibber amid a round of applause here at the bank’s corporate headquarters. Notably, the bank’s special desks have been

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J&K reports 975 covid-19 cases, tally crosses 75000

Srinagar, Sept 30: Forty-two travelers were among 975 new novel coronavirus cases reported in last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 75070. Among the cases, official sources said that 568 cases were from Jammu division and 407 from Kashmir valley. Giving district-wise details, they said, Srinagar reported 173, Budgam 48, Baramulla 53, Pulwama 33,

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B2V cornerstone of good governance: Chief Secretary

Pampore: Chief Secretary, BVR Subrahmanyam today said that the Back to Village program has become a cornerstone of good governance as it acted as a bridge between government and the people. He was interacting with the locals during the last phase of Block Divas here at Pampore Block. He said that Jan Abhiyan is aimed

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LG asks public representatives, political leaders to be voice of people

Srinagar: A delegation of BDC Chairpersons & members and political leaders from Shopian district today called on Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha here at Raj Bhavan and apprised him of their concerning issues. The members of the delegation apprised the Lt Governor about the various developmental issues and needs of the district. They also submitted a

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Shopian ‘fake encounter’: Bodies of 3 labourers being exhumed, handed over to families after ‘due process of law’, says IGP

Srinagar, Sept 30: Bodies of three youth labourers from Rajouri, who were killed in an “encounter” at Amshipora village of Shopian district by the Army on July 18 and labelled as “militants”, are being handed over to the families “after due process of law”, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Range, Vijay Kumar said on Wednesday.

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JKPSC declares JKCCE-2018 result

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) has declared the result for Combined Competitive Examination -2018 (CCE-2018). “The Commission in its Extra Ordinary Meeting held today decided to declare the result of all the candidates who had appeared in the interview and also to notify their aggregate marks while publishing a list of candidates

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More than 100 delegations call on Advisor Baseer Khan at Srinagar

‘Focused approach directed towards people’s grievances’ Srinagar, Sept 29: As part of the weekly public hearing programme, several delegations and individuals met Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today at Grievance Cell, Church Lane, Sonwar Srinagar and apprised him about their issues, grievances and sought his intervention in redressal of the same. Over 100

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Advisor Khan on 2‐Day visit to Karnah

Tanghdar: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Ahmad Khan visited Karnah area of Kupwara district today and attended series of programmes while also reviewing the preparations of Back to Village -3 in the sub division. Earlier, on reaching Tangdhar the Advisor was briefed by District Development Commissioner Kupwara, Anshul Garg about the development profile of the

A shikara droves through Dal lake on a hot sunny day in Srinagar. Pic by Zargar Zahoor
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LG for ‘innovative’ measures for conservation, preservation of Dal, Wular

Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today stressed upon innovative and efficient measures for conservation and preservation of world-renowned Dal lake, Wular lake and other water bodies. “Effective Solid Waste Management shall be put in place not only for houseboats but for the whole Srinagar city for the holistic conservation of Dal lake”, he added. He

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LG reviews winter preparedness of various departments

Srinagar, Sep 29: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today chaired a joint meeting of various departments on winter preparedness here at Civil Secretariat and directed the concerned officers for the strengthening of a robust response mechanism for power restoration, essential supplies, water and road connectivity during winters. The Lt Governor also directed the officials present in

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50 Travelers Among 1081 New Covid-19 Cases In J&K, Total 74095

Srinagar, Sept 29: Jammu and Kashmir reported 1081 new novel coronavirus cases, taking the total count to 74095. 640 of the cases were confirmed from Jammu Division and 441 from Kashmir Valley, officials said. Except for yesterday, Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed cases in excess of one thousand daily since September 4. Giving the district-wise

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Encounter starts in Anantnag

Anantnag, Sep 29: A gunfight has started between militants and a joint team of police and army in Marahama area of Sangam in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday. A police officer said that after militants attacked a party of army’s 3RR in Marahama, the militants were intercepted by the joint team of police and

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Militants Attack Security Forces’ Party In Anantnag

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag, Sept 29: Militants on Tuesday attacked a party of security forces near higher secondary school Marhama area of Sangam in Anantnag district of South Kashmir. The security forces also retaliated even as they have cordoned off the area, official sources said. There was no report about injury to anyone in the incident

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Unrecognised Schools Cannot Function, Permission Must: HC

Srinagar, Sept 28: Unrecognised schools cannot be permitted to function, Jammu and Kashmir High Court said on Monday. “Section 11 of (Jammu and Kashmir Education Act, 2002). It enjoins that “no private school shall be established, run or maintained without permission”, of the Government or competent authority,” a bench of Justice Tashi Rabstan said while

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Citizens ‘Tormented’ By Non-Compliance Of Court Orders: HC

Srinagar, Sept 28: The hapless citizens are harassed and tormented by the officials by non-complying with court orders, Jammu and Kashmir High Court said on Monday. Taking strong exception to the non-compliance of its order from last thirty five months by SKIMS authorities regarding recruitment of one Prakash Kour, a division bench of Chief Justice

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24-yr-old woman, 14 others die due to covid-19, J&K toll 1148

Srinagar, Sept 28: A 24-year-old woman was among fifteen persons who died due to covid-19 in Jammu and Kashmir in last 24 hours, officials said on Monday. They said the eleven victims belonged to Jammu and four to Kashmir Valley—two from Pulwama and one each from Bandipora and Shopian respectively. Regarding Jammu, they said, seven

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INS Editor Bereaved

Srinagar: Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, uncle of INS Editor Marouf Abdullah, passed after brief illness at Gulshan Abad Anantnag on Monday. The entire staff of INS have condoled the demises and prayed for courage to the bereaved families to bear the irreparable loss.

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2 brothers among 4 persons die due to asphyxiation while cleaning trench in Anantnag

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag, Sept 28: Four persons including two brothers died after inhaling poisonous gas while cleaning a trench at Tulkhan Bijbhera in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday. Official sources said that two persons are from Luktipora as many others are from Tulkhun.  “They died due to asphyxiation after slipping into a sewage trench

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Fix responsibility for creating NPAs in bank: Navin to JCCB Officers

Srinagar: Principal Secretary Cooperatives, Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries departments, Navin Kumar Choudhary today asked the officers that responsibility for every Non-Performing Assets (NPAs) in the bank should be fixed. He made these remarks while chairing the 6th Board of Directors meeting of the Jammu Central Cooperative Bank (JCCB) Limited. The meeting was attended by

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RDD for economic upliftment of society: Advisor Baseer Khan

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 28: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today asked Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Department to effectively implement RDD schemes with special focus on the schemes meant for housing, wage generation, development and other works. The Advisor passed on these directions during the review meeting of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj regarding

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RDD Employee Shot At In Shopian, Hospitalized

Srinagar, Sep 28: Unknown gunmen on Monday evening fired upon a youth, an employee in Rural Development Department, in Nildoora village of South Kashmir’s Shopian district. Official sources said that the gunmen fired upon the youth, Sabzar Ahmad Naikoo son of Abdul Rasheed Naikoo in the native Nildora village, leaving him critically injured. He was

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Advisor reviews Urs arrangements at Makhdoom Sahib (RA) Shrine

Srinagar, Sept 28: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan, today paid obeisance at the shrine of Sheikh Hamza Makhdoom Kashmiri, popularly known as Makhdoom Sahib (RA) and also reviewed the arrangements being made for the Urs Mubarak commencing from Tuesday. On the occasion, Advisor Khan prayed for peace, progress and prosperity of Jammu and Kashmir

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824 New Covid-19 Cases In J&K, Total 73014

Srinagar, Sept 28: Jammu and Kashmir reported 824 new novel coronavirus cases including 82 travelers in last 24 hours, taking the total count to 73014, officials said on Monday. It is for the first time in more than three weeks that less than a thousand cases have been registered in J&K. Sources said that 540

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Soldier injured in firing by Pak along LoC in Kupwara: Army

Srinagar, Sept 28: A soldier was injured in mortar FIRING by Pakistan army along the Line of Control in Machil sector in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, a defence ministry spokesman here said on Monday. “Pakistan initiated an unprovoked ceasefire violation along LoC in (Machil) Sector, Kupwara today morning by firing Mortars and other weapons,” a

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Man arrested for shoplifting in Zaina Kadal Srinagar

Srinagar, Sept 28: Police have arrested a man in connection with the theft in a provisional store at Zaina Kadal Srinagar last week. Officials said that the man had carried theft in the shop—NLM ENTERPRISES Zaina Kadal last week. Soon after the incident, the police filed a case and started the investigation into the incident.

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Youth injured in Sirhama blast dies

Srinagar, Sept 28: A youth who injured along with three other when some unattended explosive substance went off from debris of a house razed during a gunfight in Sirhama area of south Kashmir succumbed to his wounds, officials said on Monday. They said that the youth, Yaseen Mohammad Rather son of Mohammad Maqbool Rather of

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Baseer Khan to hear public grievances at Srinagar on Sep 29

Srinagar: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan will convene a public hearing at Grievance Cell, Church Lane, Sonwar, Srinagar on September 29 (Tuesday) 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.

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2 Militants Killed, Soldier Injured In Pulwama

Pulwama, Sep 27: Two Lashker-e-Toiba militants were killed and an army soldier injured in a gunfight with a joint team of police, army and CRP in Samboora area of Awantipora in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday. As per the reports, a joint team of Police, Army’s 50RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search

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Extend full support to CUK in setting up of varsity at Tulmulla: Div Com to Ganderbal Admin

GANDERBAL, SEPTEMBER 27: The Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole today asked district administration Ganderbal to extend it’s full support for the establishment of permanent Central University of Kashmir (CUK), varsity at Tulmulla here. The Div Com also directed the heads of the Civil, Electric, Irrigation and Flood Control, Revenue, Jal Shakti, and other departments to

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SKUAST-K Undergraduate Admissions: 9405 candidates appear in Entrance Test

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 27- Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir conducted University Entrance Test today at 34 Centres across Jammu & Kashmir. This Entrance test was held for admission to Under-graduate courses for Academic Session/Year 2020 in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Veterinary Sciences, Agric. Engineering, Sericulture and Fisheries. In total 10467 candidates had applied

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Sarmad flags off Shikara race, bicycle rally

Assures stakeholders full support in promotion, terms Dal as identity of Kashmir tourism Srinagar: World Tourism Day was celebrated across Kashmir today with a number of functions marking the occasion while following the COVID-19 protocol. In this regard, the main function by the Directorate of Tourism, Kashmir was held at Nehru Park here which comprised

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Militant Killed In Ongoing Encounter In Pulwama

Pulwama, Sep 27: An unidentified militant was killed in a gunfight with a joint team of police, army and CRP in Samboora area of Awantipora in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday. As per the reports, a joint team of Police, Army’s 50RR and CRPF launched cordon and search operation in Samboora after recieving specific

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1141 fresh covid-19 cases in J&K, tally rises to 72190

Srinagar, Sept 27: 47 travelers were among 1141 fresh novel coronavirus cases reported in Jammu and Kahsmir in last 24 hours, taking the total count to 72190, officials said on Sunday. Among the fresh cases including 47 travelers, 689 were from Jammu Division and 452 from Kashmir Division, they said. Since September 3, the Jammu

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Encounter continues in Pulwama

Pulwama, Sep 27:A gunfight has started underway between militants and security forces in Samboora area of Awantipora in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday. As per the reports, a joint team of Police, Army’s 50RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Samboora after specific information. As the joint team of forces approached

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Foiled Infiltration Bid By 5 Militants In Samba Sector: BSF

Jammu, Sept 27: BSF on Sunday claimed to have thwarted a major infiltration bid by pushing back five militants in Samba sector. “During night hours, taking advantage of darkness, the group of heavily armed five (militants) tried to enter but were engaged by alert BSF troops. They reached taking advantage of thick sarkanda growth,” BSF

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Jaswant Singh Passes Away, 3 Months After Hospitalisation

Srinagar: Jaswant Singh, former Cabinet Minister of Government of India, has passed away. He was admitted to Army Hospital (Research and Referral) based in New Delhi on June 25 and was being treated for Sepsis with Multiorgan Dysfunction Syndrome and effects of Severe Head Injury old (Optd). He had a Cardiac arrest this morning, as

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Grenade blast in Kulgam, no loss of life or injury reported

Srinagar, Sept 26: Suspected militants on Saturday evening lobbed a grenade towards security forces in Yaripora near bridge in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district. However there was no damage in the incident, officials said. They said militants lobbed grenade on security forces in Yaripora. However there was no loss of life or injury reported. Soon after

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Baseer Khan visits Kulgam, holds public outreach programme

Kulgam: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today visited Kulgam and took stock of grievances and demands of the people under ongoing Jan Abhiyaan programme. Scores of Associations met the Advisor which inter alia included Fruit Growers Association Kulgam, Transport Association, Religious Heads Association, Traders Association, Kulgam Working Journalist Association besides public delegations from

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Court awards 7 year jail to ‘rapist’

UDHAMPUR, SEPTEMBER-26:- Additional session judge Udhampur, S.R Gandhi, today awarded seven year sentence to Surinder Singh resident of Kotli Jija Udhampur, who was facing trial for rape of a girl. According to the police case, on 07.12.2011 Prosecutrix (name withheld) filed a written complaint in police station Rehmbal that the accused called her and when

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JKAACL introduces new Poetic Genre ‘Treyoat’

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL) today organized a seminar to introduce ‘Treyoat’, a new Poetic Genre in Kashmiri literature created by poet Gulab Saify from Chenab Valley. Secretary Tourism and Culture Departments, Sarmad Hafeez, who was also chief guest on the occasion, said that the government of Jammu

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Redouble efforts to provide patient care: Dulloo

Jammu: Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education, Atal Dulloo today visited Government Medical College including Isolation ward, Oxygen supply plant and control room to take stock of medical facilities being provided to the patients in view of ongoing pandemic COVID-19. The Financial Commissioner was accompanied by Mayor Jammu, Chander Mohan Gupta, CEO JK Economic Reconstruction

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 1217 new covid-19 cases in J&K, total 71049

Srinagar, Sept 26: 30 travelers were among 1217 more novel coronavirus cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir in last 24-hours, taking the total count to 71049. Official said that among these cases, 720 were reported from Jammu Division and 497 from Kashmir Valley. Giving the district wise details, the officials said that Srinagar reported 180,

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Govt suspends 2 officers pending inquiry

Srinagar, Sept 26: Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday suspended Ashiq Hussian, Deputy Registrar Cooperative Societies J&K and Mohd. Mujib-urRehman Ghassi, Special Secretary to the Government, Industries and Commerce Department pending inquiry against them. “Pending enquiry into his conduct, Ashiq Hussain, Deputy Registrar, Cooperative Societies, J&K, is hereby placed under suspension, with immediate effect in

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