October 2020

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Higher Qualification Doesn’t Confer Right For Exemption From capacity building programme(s): HC

Srinagar, Oct 26: Observing that possessing of higher qualification does not confer any right upon an employee to seek exception from the capacity building programme(s), the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has dismissed a petition by the erstwhile RReTs, regarding ‘Integrated Multidisciplinary Professional Advancement Course for Teachers’ (‘IMPACT’). The erstwhile RReTs had alleged discrimination in

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BJP Retains LAHDC-Leh

Srinagar, Oct 26: Despite losing two seats than 2015, the BJP on Monday won the sixth Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council Leh general council elections by bagging 15 out of a total of 26 seats. In the polls boycotted by National Conference and PDP, the Congress performed better than the previous poll, winning nine seats

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Militant Killed, Another Surrenders In Tral

Srinagar, Oct 26 : One militant was killed in a gunfight while another surrendered before a joint team of forces in Noorpora area of Tral in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar told a local news agency that one militant was killed in initial exchange of firing, while the second

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Mediation is inexpensive, quick mode of resolving disputes: CJ

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 26: Mediation and Conciliation Committee of High Court of Jammu & Kashmir, under the patronage of Chief Justice of J&K High Court, Gita Mittal and under the guidance of Chairman Mediation and Conciliation Committee, Justice Tashi Rabstan and members of the committee including Justice Sindhu Sharma, Justice Rajnesh Oswal and Justice Javed Iqbal

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Militant killed in Tral gunfight

Srinagar, Oct 26: One militant has been killed in an ongoing gunfight with government forces in Noorpora area of Tral in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday evening. A senior police officer said that one militant has been killed in the encounter. However identity and the group affiliation of the militant is yet to be

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CT scan detects more Covid-19 cases than swab tests: DAK

Srinagar, Oct 26: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Monday said chest CT scan detects more Covid-19 cases than swab tests. “Chest CT is better at diagnosing Covid-19 than swab tests,” said DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan. “RT-PCR, which uses swab for the detection of Covid-19 infection has a sensitivity of 60%-70%.

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29 travelers among 364 new covid-19 cases in J&K, total 92225

Srinagar, Oct 26:: 29 travelers were among 364 new covid-19 cases reported in last 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the total count to 92225. Among the fresh cases, officials said that 147 were reported from Jammu Division and 217 from Kashmir Valley. Giving district-wise details, they said, Srinagar reported 76 cases, Budgam 13,

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Build atmosphere of trust, positivity amongst youth: LG To Officers

Srinagar, Oct 26: “Youth empowerment is imperative for a better tomorrow. When we empower youth, we empower the future of the Nation. Bringing socio-economic change through youth empowerment is the much-needed practice which requires concerted efforts on the part of all stakeholders to reap the intended benefits and achieve the desired results on ground. The

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8 More Die Due To Covid-19, Toll 1440

Srinagar, Oct 25: Jammu and Kashmir reported eight more covid-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the fatality count to 1440. Among those who succumbed to the virus include five from Kashmir Valley and three from region, officials said. Regarding deaths from Valley they said, three were reported from Baramulla and one each

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Sinha releases “Ahsasan Hunde Sheeshe Khane”- a Poetry collection by Dr. Darakhshan Andrabi

Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today released a book titled “Ahsasan Hunde Sheeshe Khane” (the glass houses of sensibilities) – a Poetry collection by Dr. Darakhshan Andrabi, Member, Central Waqf Council, and Chairperson, Waqf Development Committee, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India. The Lt Governor appreciated Dr. Andrabi for carrying the reflection of the

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Installation of Smart Meters in Jammu, Srinagar to start by November 15

Srinagar: Principal Secretary PDD, Rohit Kansal, today convened a meeting to review the Centrally Sponsored Schemes and installation of Smart Meters. During the meeting, the Project Implementing Agency (PIA), RECPDCL informed that installation of smart meters shall be started in Srinagar and Jammu cities from 15th November, 2020. In the first phase 20,000 meters would

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532 new covid-19 cases in J&K, total 91861

Srinagar, Oct 25: Jammu and Kashmir reported 532 new covid-19 cases in last 24 hours, taking the total count to 91861, officials said on Sunday. Among them 177 were from Jammu Division and 355 from Kashmir Valley, the officials said. Giving the district wise details, they said, Srinagar reported Srinagar 124 cases, Budgam 26, Baramulla

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Ex-militant dies, ten days after fired upon in Pulwama

Srinagar, Oct 25: Ten days after being shot at and critically injured by unknown gunmen in Pulwama, a former militant succumbed to wounds at a hospital here on Sunday. Official sources said that the former militant, Tanveer Ahmad Sofi of Kakpora Pulwama, lost battle with life at SMHS hospital where he was admitted since October

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People’s Alliance Adopts J&K Flag As Its Symbol, Names Farooq As President

Srinagar, Oct 24: People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration, an amalgam involving all major pro-India political parties for restoration of Article 370, on Saturday announced to adopt erstwhile state’s unique flag as its symbol even as it named National Conference president Farooq Abdullah as its president and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti as vice president. Announcing the

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4 KAS Officers Transferred

Srinagar, Oct 24: Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday transferred four KAS officersby the orders of the Lieutenant Governor. As per the order, Pankaj Magotra (KAS) Additional Secretary to the Government, Jal Shakti Department, has been transferred and posted as Additional Secretary to the Government, Department of Agriculture Production and Farmers’ Welfare. “He shall also

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Progress on Baramulla-Gulmarg Highway upgradation work reviewed

Baramulla, October 24: With an aim to upgrade basic infrastructure for developing tourism sector in the district, a meeting of concerned was convened here to review the progress on the strengthening and upgradation work on Baramulla-Gulmarg National Highway via Babareshi road. On the occasion, Executive Director NHIDCL gave a detailed power point presentation during which

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30 travelers among 577 new covid-19 cases in J&K, total 91329

Srinagar, Oct 24: Thirty travelers were among 577 fresh covid-19 cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 91329. Among the cases, officials said that 213 were from Jammu Division and 364 from Kashmir Valley. Giving the districtwise details, they said, Srinagar reported 122 cases, Budgam 50,

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HC Seeks Measures Being Taken To Comply With School Reopening SOPs

Srinagar, Oct 23: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed Education Department to inform it about the measures being taken to ensure compliance with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and the Covid guidelines on the issue of reopening of Schools at this stage. Hearing a plea, seeking directions to the government to continue with the

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10 More Die Due To Covid-19, J&K Toll 1428.

Srinagar, Oct 23: Jammu and Kashmir reported ten more covid-19 related deaths in last 24 hours, taking the fatality count to 1428. Among those who succumbed to the virus include six residents of Kashmir Valley and four from Jammu division, officials said. Regarding those who died in the Valley include three residents from Srinagar, two

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Downtown Heroes FC begins its journey with 4-0 win over Titans

Srinagar, Oct 23: The newly formed football club Downtown Heroes FC started it’s football journey on a brilliant note with dominating win over Titans FC in the match of the Anantnag Champions Knockout football tournament at Sports Stadium Anantnag on Friday. Playing it’s first ever competitive match since being formed, the Old City of Srinagar

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10th, 12 exams to start from November 9, 10

Srinagar, Oct 23: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday announced that annual regular examination for class10th and 12th will commence from 9th and 10th November respectively for Kashmir and winter zone of Jammu. The announcement in this regard was made by Advisor to Lt Governor K K Sharma in a tweet. “BOSE (Board of

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JK launches Public Financial Management System at district level

Srinagar: The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has become the first UT in the country to operationalize Public Financial Management System (PFMS) at the district level with e-inauguration of eight district offices here on Friday by Additional Controller General of Accounts, Subodh Kumar Mathur. Joint Controller General of Accounts, Sushil Pal and Assistant Controller

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21 travelers among 586 new covid-19 in J&K, total 90752

Srinagar, Oct 23: Twenty-one travelers were among 586 new covid-19 cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir in last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 90752. Officials said that 206 of the cases were reported from Jammu Division and 380 from Kashmir valley. Giving district wise breakup of the cases, they said, Srinagar reported 154,

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Baseer Khan visits Tujjar Sopore; Inaugurates 6.3 MVA Power Receiving Station, inspects RDD works

Baramulla: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Baseer Ahmad Khan today paid visit to Tujjar Sharief village of Sopore area where he inaugurated 6.3 MVA power receiving station. District Development Commissioner, Baramulla, Dr G N Itoo and other senior officers were present on the occasion. The visit has been conducted as a sequel to public outreach programmes

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3 person killed, 8 others injured as Sumo vehicle falls in gorge in Doda

Jammu, Oct 23: Three persons died and eight others were injured when a vehicle they were traveling in met with an accident in Doda district on Friday afternoon. Official sources said at around 1430 hours, a Tata Sumo (JK06-5717) on way from Khillani to Hambal (Deni) rolled down into a gorge at Domail near Hambal

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Driver, conductor of tanker killed in accident on Mughal road

Poonch, Oct 23: The driver and the conductor of a tanker were killed in an accident on Mughal Road, which connects Kashmir Valley with Poonch, on Friday, officials said. They said that the tanker (JK02CH 2595) was on way to Jammu from Kashmir Valley when it met with an accident at Poshana on the Mughal

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29-year-old woman among 11 more die of covid-19, J&K toll 1415

Srinagar, Oct 22: A 29-year-old woman was among eleven persons who lost battle to covid-19 in Jammu and Kashmir in the last 24 hours, officials said on Thursday. Among the victims, they said, seven were residents of Kashmir Valley and three to Jammu division, taking the fatality count 1415. Regarding deaths from the Valley, they

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On maiden KU visit, LG addresses national seminar on ‘Reshi-Sufi Traditions’

Srinagar, Oct 22: Lieutenant Governor Mr Manoj Kumar Sinha Thursday addressed academics and scholars during a national-level seminar at the University of Kashmir, even as he inaugurated a new state-of-the-art administration and multipurpose gymnasium blocks at the varsity. The LG, during his maiden visit to the University, also laid the foundation for an international-level athletic

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Saffron, Walnut, Basmati, Apple to be promoted: Chief Secretary reviews ‘One District-One Product’ scheme

Srinagar: The Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam today chaired a meeting of the Apex Level Approval Committee (ALAC) to review the rollout of the ‘One District-One Product’ component of the ‘Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises’ (FME) scheme in Jammu & Kashmir. Administrative Secretaries of departments of Agriculture Production and Farmers Welfare, Horticulture, Animal

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Govt Employee Can Retire At 48 Years Of Age Or On Completing 22 Years In Service

Srinagar, October 22: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory, on the orders of Lieutenant Governor, has introduced certain substitutes in 226(2) Article of Jammu and Kashmir Civil Service Regulations. A notification issued by Finance Department states that “In exercise of powers conferred under proviso to Article 309 of Indian Constitution, Lieutenant Governor has

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Flu vaccine reduces risk of dying from Covid-19: DAK

Srinagar, Oct 22: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Thursday said that flu vaccine would protect you from severe Covid-19 disease. “Flu shot would reduce your risk of dying from Covid-19 infection,” said DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan. “A study on the elderly population in the United States found that a 10

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J&K Covid-19 tally crosses 90K Mark With 584 New Cases

Srinagar, Oct 22: Twenty-three travelers were among 584 fresh covid-19 cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir in the last 24 hours, taking the total count to 90166. Officials said that 192 of these cases were reported from Jammu Division and 392 from Kashmir Valley. Giving district-wise details, they said, Srinagar reported 127, Budgam 19, Baramulla

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Winter Secretariat at Srinagar to function from Nov 1

Srinagar: Government of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory (JKUT) today accorded sanction to the establishment of Winter Secretariat at Srinagar. As per a GAD order, the Winter Secretariat at Srinagar would start function with effect from Nov 1, 2020 and the Administrative Secretaries shall remain available at the Winter Secretariat, Srinagar, as per a roster

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Ghanshyam Jha appointed chairperson J&K Water Resources Regulatory Authority

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 21: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory has appointed Ghanshyam Jha as Chairperson of the Jammu and Kashmir Water Resources Regulatory Authority. As per a government order issued today, the appointment of Chairman shall take effect from the date he assumes the charge of the post in the Authority. The Chairman

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5 More Fall Victim To Covid-19, J&K Toll Crosses 1400 Mark

Srinagar, Oct 21: Two persons in their 40s were among five more deaths reported due to covid-19 in the last 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir, taken the fatality count past 1400 mark in the J&K. Official sources said that four among the victims belonged to Kashmir Valley and one to Jammu district. They said

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Militants Make Abortive Bid At CRPF In Sangam Anantnag

Srinagar, Oct 21: Militants on Wednesday made an abortive bid to target CRPF personnel along Jammu-Srinagar highway near Sangam in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. Official sources said the militants hurled a grenade at paramilitary force’s 89 battalion this evening. However there was no loss of life or injury reported in the incident. Soon after the

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CBK charge sheets man for ‘grabbing money from job aspirants’

Srinagar, Oct 24: Crime Branch Kashmir on Wednesday presented charge sheet before a court here against a resident of Kupwara for “grabbing of money from the aspirants on the pretext of providing them government jobs.” An officer of the Crime Branch said the charge sheet was presented in the case (FIR No. 50/2018) against Abdul

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21 travelers were among 624 new covid-19 cases in J&K, total 89582

Srinagar, Oct 21; Twenty-one travelers were among 624 new covid-19 cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir in last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 89582. Among the new cases, official sources said that 228 were reported from Jammu Division and 396 from Kashmir Valley. Giving district wise details, they said, Srinagar reported 176, Budgam

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Thousands Of People Offer ‘Khoja Digar’

Zargar Zahoor Srinagar: Thousands of devotees from across Kashmir converged at the shrine of Khwaja Naqshband Sahib (RA) in Old Srinagar and participated in annual congregational prayers called ‘Khoja Digar’ on the 3rd of Rabi-ul-Awal, the third month of the Islamic calendar. Religious scholars threw light on the life and the teachings of Khawaja Bahaudin

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Don’t touch the innocents, don’t spare the culprits: LG

Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today laid floral wreath at the Martyrs’ Memorial at Armed Police Complex, Zewan on the occasion of Police Commemoration Day-2020. The Commemoration Parade is observed every year across the country on October 21 as a mark of respect and remembrance of martyrs, who laid down their lives in the line

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CJ inaugurates first ever ‘Family Court’ in Srinagar

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 20: In a first in the history of Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Gita Mittal today inaugurated a Family Court at District Court Complex Srinagar. Addressing the inaugural function, Chief Justice observed that the objective of establishing family court in J&K is to ensure speedy justice and

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Young Woman Among 8 More Die Due To Covid-19, J&K Toll 1399

Srinagar, Oct 20: A 38-year-old woman was among eight more people who succumbed to covid-19 in the last 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the fatality count to 1399. Among the victims, official sources said that five were from Kashmir Valley and three from the Jammu region. They said that the 38-year-old woman from

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Govt Forms Panel To Ensure Adequate Medical Oxygen Availability In J&K

Srinagar, Oct 20: Government on Tuesday constituted a Committee headed by Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education, for ensuring availability of adequate and uninterrupted Medical Oxygen supply in Jammu and Kashmir. The 13-mmeber Committee as per an order issued by the government has been asked to continuously monitor the availability of medical oxygen in Jammu

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