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Shifting of bus terminal: Rehabilitate us first, Batamaloo traders

Shifting of bus terminal: Rehabilitate us first, Batamaloo traders

Srinagar: All Traders Joint Coordination Committee, an amalgam trade bodies and transporters of Batmaloo, Monday took out a protest march against the shifting of the general bus stand from Batmaloo to Parimpora on the city outskirts. The protesters shouting slogans “We want Justice”, “Rehabilitate us  first then relocate General Bus  Stand” took out a protest […]

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Strike, restrictions affects life in Kashmir  

Strike, restrictions affects life in Kashmir  

Srinagar: Life in most parts of Kashmir Valley on Monday has been affected in view of the government imposed curbs coupled with a complete shutdown called by traders and endorsed by Joint Resistance Leadership against National Investigation Agency’s summon to o head of Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation, Muhammad Yaseen Khan to New Delhi. Reports said that […]

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Restrictions imposed in parts of old city in view of Shutdown call by KTMF and KEA

Restrictions imposed in parts of old city in view of Shutdown call by KTMF and KEA

 

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Traders hold sit-in, in Srinagar, against NIA summoning Yasin Khan to Delhi

Traders hold sit-in, in Srinagar, against NIA summoning Yasin Khan to Delhi

 

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Battamaloo traders protest against shifting of bus terminal to Parimpora. Pic by Zargar Zahoor

Battamaloo traders protest against shifting of bus terminal to Parimpora. Pic by Zargar Zahoor

 

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Dr Kabir Dar given additional charge MD J&K HPMPC

Dr Kabir Dar given additional charge MD J&K HPMPC

Srinagar: State government on Monday ordered that Dr. Abdul Kabir Dar, Secretary (Technical) in the Health and Medical Education Department, shall take additional charge of Managing Director, J&K Horticulture Produce, Marketing and Processing Corporation. With the order, issued by the Sanjay Tickoo, Under Secretary to Government, Javaid Ahmad Shah, General Manager, J&K Horticulture Produce, Marketing and Processing […]

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Russia’s Lieutenant General killed by IS mortar

Russia’s Lieutenant General killed by IS mortar

  Defence Ministry has confirmed that its Lt Gen Valery Asapov has been killed in Syria. “(He) was at a command post of Syrian troops, assisting the Syrian commanders in the operation for the liberation of the city of Deir ez-Zor,” Russian defence ministry said on Sunday. Asapov was wounded, State news agency Tass reported […]

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Restrictions in parts of city on Monday

Restrictions in parts of city on Monday

Srinagar: Restrictions will remain in force under the jurisdictions of Police Stations Nowhatta, M R Gunj, Rainawari, Khanyar and Safakadal in district Srinagar on September 25 (Monday). The decision has been taken as a precautionary measure, official sources said.  

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Two gamblers arrested red-handed

Two gamblers arrested red-handed

*Two gamblers arrested in Ganderbal* Ganderbal police arrested two gamblers red-handed and seized stake money of Rs 13,100 from the gambling spot on Sunday. Acting on a tip off, Police party of Police Station Shadipora under the supervision of DO Shadipora Tawseef Habib raided a gambling site at Lati Gundroshan and arrested Two gamblers identified […]

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JKTF organises blood donation camp, 500 Teachers volunteer

JKTF organises blood donation camp, 500 Teachers volunteer

Muzamil Shah Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Teachers Forum today holds blood donation camp at DIET Bemina Srinagar to commemorate the 25th year of its establishment. The teachers forum chairman Abdul Qayoom Wani said that 500 teachers voluntarily donated blood in the camp. “The blood will be supplied to the hospitals and  many hospitals were present […]

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In her first tweet, Mehbooba hails cultural richness of J&K 

In her first tweet, Mehbooba hails cultural richness of J&K 

Kupwara: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti finally joined social media on Sunday and hailed the richness of culture, hospitality and warmth of the people of the State, an official spokesman said. “The Chief Minister made mention of the film The Warmest Place on Earth to elucidate the hospitable and warm nature of the people.” The film narrates the […]

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Bar endorses traders strike on Monday 

Bar endorses traders strike on Monday 

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association’s election body on Sunday announced support to call for strike by traders tomorrow and urged its members to abstain from courts in protest against summons by NIA to KTMF president Yasin Khan and several others. “Keeping in view, the sensitivity and the importance involved, the Election Commission  of J&K High Court Bar Association […]

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GoI using NIA, ED as tools of state to harass Kashmiris: Hurriyat (M)

GoI using NIA, ED as tools of state to harass Kashmiris: Hurriyat (M)

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Sunday accused government of India of using National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) as tools of state to harass and intimidate people. “After the arrest of pro-freedom leaders, businessmen, lawyers and journalists, the NIA has now issued summons to KTMF president Muhammad Yasin Khan […]

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GoI using NIA, ED as tools of state to harass Kashmiris: Hurriyat (M)

GoI using NIA, ED as tools of state to harass Kashmiris: Hurriyat (M)

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Sunday accused government of India of using National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) as tools of state to harass and intimidate people. “After the arrest of pro-freedom leaders, businessmen, lawyers and journalists, the NIA has now issued summons to KTMF president Muhammad Yasin Khan and  Kashmir […]

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Resistance camp supports traders call for strike on Monday

Resistance camp supports traders call for strike on Monday

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik on Sunday extended support to call for strike by Kashmir traders and transporters against summon to head of Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation, Muhammad Yaseen Khan by National Investigation Agency. In a statement issued here, the JRL said accused New Delhi of using […]

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Mehbooba inaugurates Police-Public Mela 

Mehbooba inaugurates Police-Public Mela 

Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday inaugurated the Police-Public Welfare Mela at Bakshi Stadium here. A large number of people from different walks of life attended the fair, which is held twice every year in the capital cities of Srinagar and Jammu, an official spokesman said.  After inaugurating the mela, Mehbooba Mufti paid floral tributes to […]

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Kashmir has so much to offer in Khadi sector: PM 

Kashmir has so much to offer in Khadi sector: PM 

Srinagar: Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on Sunday said that has so much to offer in Khadi sector and revival of training centre at Pampore by Khadi Gramodyog would boost up job opportunities for the new generation. “Khadi Gramodyog revived its training centre at Pampore in Kashmir and in this sector Kashmir has so […]

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NGT warns govt against delay in decision on waste-to-energy plant 

NGT warns govt against delay in decision on waste-to-energy plant 

Srinagar: Dumping site at Achan continues to adversely impact environment because of inaction on the part of State, National Green Tribunal has said and has warned the government against delay in decision on setting up of the maiden waste-to-energy power plant in Jammu and Kashmir. “In this matter the State of Jammu and Kashmir had […]

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Eight tippers seized over illegal soil excavation

Eight tippers seized over illegal soil excavation

Ganderbal: Acting against illegal soil excavation eight tipper were seized by police in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Sunday. DySP Ganderbal Rameez Raja said ‘special drive was conducted to check illegal excavation and transportation of soil within and outside district ganderbal.’ “Nakas were established in which eight tippers carrying illegal soil were seized by police […]

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Modi congratulates ragpicker Bilal, SMC for choosing him civic ambassador

Modi congratulates ragpicker Bilal, SMC for choosing him civic ambassador

Srinagar: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Bilal Ahmad Dar, an 18-year-old ragpicker who earns his living by picking up waste from the Wular Lake in Bandipora district of north Kashmir and has been appointed brand ambassador of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC). In Mann Ki Baat, Modi also also congratulated SMC for […]

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Five injured in grenade blast in Sopore

Five injured in grenade blast in Sopore

Five people were injured after suspected militants lobbed grenade near State Bank of India in Sopore town on Sunday. According to sources  injured include 2 civilians, One Crpf man and 2 policemen. Official confirmation awaited.

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Only tripartite talks can prove conclusive for K-resolution: Geelani

Only tripartite talks can prove conclusive for K-resolution: Geelani

Srinagar: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday said conglomerate was never averse dialogue in resolving the vexed Kashmir issue and stressed that only tripartite talks can prove conclusive.  “We are not averse to negotiations, however we believe and we are of this firm option that only tripartite talks can prove conclusive and result […]

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Farooq Peer nominated member fee-fixation panel

Farooq Peer nominated member fee-fixation panel

Srinagar: The State government has nominated Farooq Ahmad Peer, Director Academics, J&K Board of School Education, as member of a panel on the fixation of fee structure of private school institution in the state. The order by secretary school education follows extension in the term of School Fee Fixation Committee (SFFC) for one year by […]

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Mehbooba seeks officers’ support for ‘honest’ administration

Mehbooba seeks officers’ support for ‘honest’ administration

 Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday asked the officers to support her in the initiative of providing a responsive and responsible administration to the people of the State. Chairing a meeting of Deputy Commissioners of Jammu province here, the Chief Minister sought the support of officers in field to ensure a clean, prompt and […]

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18 hectares nursery in shambles, DFO says ‘seek permission to visit site’

18 hectares nursery in shambles, DFO says ‘seek permission to visit site’

Ganderbal: A compa scheme launched in 2014- 2015 to make plantation nursery seems failing in Ganderbal with no one to take care left at the mercy of cattle. The scheme was launched in every District of Jammu and Kashmir but at Sindh forest division, range mansbal compartment 35 Burnbug kangan official apathy is galore. Officials […]

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ADGP Armed promotes 2300 constables as SGCTs

ADGP Armed promotes 2300 constables as SGCTs

SRINAGAR:  Additional DGP Armed J&K L Mohanti, today promoted 2300 Constables of JKAP to the rank of Selection Grade Constables. The promotees include the eligible Constables appointed in J&K Armed Police upto mid 2003. In this context, formal order No. 740 of 2017 dated 22.09.2017 was issued by Armed Police Headquarters J&K Srinagar after the […]

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4 day 12th State Level Dental Conference-2017 begins

4 day 12th State Level Dental Conference-2017 begins

SRINAGAR:  The 12th J&K State Dental Conference began at Nageen Club on Saturday. The 4-day Conference (22nd to 24th Sept) has been organized by the Indian Dental Association (IDA), J&K State Branch on the theme “Emerging Challenges & Newer Solutions”. Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat formally inaugurated the conference. The aim and objective of the […]

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Jawahar tunnel to remain open 24×7 for transportation of fruit

Jawahar tunnel to remain open 24×7 for transportation of fruit

Jawahar tunnel to remain open 24×7 for transportation of fruit   SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 23: Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Bukhari saturday directed for making Jawahar tunnel operational round the clock during fruit season to ensure smooth, safe and timely transportation of horticulture industry produce to outside the State. Bukhari was chairing a meeting to review […]

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PCI team interacts with journalists of Poonch, Rajouri

PCI team interacts with journalists of Poonch, Rajouri

RAJOURI:  A subcommittee of Press Council of India (PCI) headed by S N Sinha arrived here today at Rajouri to interact with the media-persons from twin border districts of Poonch and Rajouri. The other members of the PCI Sub-Committee include Dr Suman Gupta and Prakash Dubey. The committee members were accompanied by the Director Information, Muneer-ul-Islam […]

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Lady consumed poison in Kupwara

Lady consumed poison in Kupwara

Srinagar: In a bid to end her life, a lady attempted to commit suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at her home in Kupwara. A lady (name withheld) resident of Nichama in the jurisdiction of Police Station Zachildara, Kupwara consumed some poisonous substance at her home. She was shifted to Sub District Hospital Kupwara for […]

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1 dies, 05 injured in road accidents, police

1 dies, 05 injured in road accidents, police

Srinagar: One tourist died while five other persons including three tourists were injured in two separate road accidents in Leh and Budgam. In Leh, a Xylo vehicle bearing registration number JK10A-4332 driven by Jigmeth Singay met with an accident at Changla in the jurisdiction of Police Station Nyoma, resulting in on spot death of one […]

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Handwara police arrests notorious drug peddler

Handwara police arrests notorious drug peddler

Srinagar: Handwara police arrested a notorious drug peddler and recovered narcotic substance from his possession. Acting on a specific information, Handwara police arrested a notorious drug peddler namely Hilal Ahmad Dar son of Abdul Rehman Dar resident of Chogal Handwara from main town of Handwara. Narcotic substance, which was meant to be distributed among the […]

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KTMF and KEA call for shutdown over NIA summon to Yasin Khan

KTMF and KEA call for shutdown over NIA summon to Yasin Khan

Kashmir Traders and M anufacturera Federtion  and Kashmir Economic Alliance has called for kashmir Band on 25 September against the summoning of KTMF president Yasin Khan by NIA. National Investigation Agency issued notice to Khan on Friday and has asked him to be present at its headquarters on Monday for questioning.  

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Anganwari employees call of strike after Div Com Kashmir’s intervension

Anganwari employees call of strike after Div Com Kashmir’s intervension

Srinagar: Aganwadi workers who have been protesting for the past six days have decided to call off their strike for one week following their meeting with Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today. Chairperson of the association Tasleema Subhan told INS that they had a meeting with Divisional Commissioner today who assured them their demands […]

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Kashmir University scholar summoned by NIA

Kashmir University scholar summoned by NIA

Srinagar: National Investigation Agency has summoned Kashmir University scholar Ala Fazili to be present at the agencies headquarters on September 25. Fazili, resident of Humhama,  is persuing Phd in Pharmacy department of the varsity. According to varsity sources the notice was not addressed to the scholars home address but to Fazili’s department and policemen from […]

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Police foil Battamaloo traders march towards CM’s residence

Police foil Battamaloo traders march towards CM’s residence

Police foiled All Traders Coordination Committee, Battamaloos proposed march towards Chief Minister Mehboiba Mufti’s residence, According tobeye witnesses Chairman ATCC Mohmmad Ashraf collapsed during the procession and was rushed to Shiri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital for the treatment. Shabir Ahmad Dar, one of the members of the committee, said that Ashraf was fine, however, his ECG […]

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In pictures: Protesting Anganwari employees march in city centre Lal Chowk

In pictures: Protesting Anganwari employees march in city centre Lal Chowk

    Two of the employees attempted self immolation some days back

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Tral mourns civilian deaths in explosion, observes shutdown for second day

Tral mourns civilian deaths in explosion, observes shutdown for second day

All shops and other business establishments are closed while public traffic is off the roads for the second consecutive day in Tral town of south Kashmir is shut, mourning killing of two civilians in a grenade attack by suspected militants on Thursday. A young girl Rattandeep Kour daughter of Ichpal Singh resident of Chattrogam and […]

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Former supreme guide of Muslim Brotherhood dies during incarceration

Former supreme guide of Muslim Brotherhood dies during incarceration

  Incarcerated former ‘supreme guide’ of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammad Mahdi Akef, has died in hospital in Cairo Egypt. He was 89 and was diagnosed of cancer last year. Akef was arrested after General Sisi’s coup to power in 2013 ousting President Mohamed Morsi. Sisi launched crackdown against MB. He was supreme guide, Murshid e […]

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Yasin Khan summoned by NIA

Yasin Khan summoned by NIA

Muzamil Shah Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today has summoned Kashmir Traders and Manufacturing federation Srinagar (KTMF) President Mohd. Yaseen Khan in connection with a case related to funding of separatist activities in Kashmir valley. Khan while confirming the reports told INS that he is out of state and received a phone call from […]

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In Jammu, PCI team pitches for better facilities for journalists 

In Jammu, PCI team pitches for better facilities for journalists 

Jammu: A three member panel of Press Council of India (PCI) on Friday held marathon interaction with representatives of print, electronic and digital media here to know the general scenario and challenges journalist fraternity of the region face while performing their professional duties.  Over 12 delegations of newspaper owners, editors, journalist associations, delegation of Press […]

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Ram Madhav meets Vohra, discuss security scenario 

Ram Madhav meets Vohra, discuss security scenario 

Srinagar: Ram Madhav, BJP National General Secretary, on Fridaymet Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here. Madhav discussed with the Governor issues relating to the prevailing security situation and matters relating to hastening the developmental process and for promoting peace and normalcy, an official spokesman said in a statement issued here.

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In Jammu too, Mehbooba asks police to reach out people professionally 

In Jammu too, Mehbooba asks police to reach out people professionally 

Jammu: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Friday asked the Police to reach out to people in a more professional way to redress their grievances and problems, particularly in far flung and hilly areas. Chairing a meeting with all the District Superintendents of Police and range DIGs of Jammu province here, the Chief Minister asked the […]

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Three persons injured in road accidents, police

Three persons injured in road accidents, police

  Srinagar: Three persons were injured in two separate road accidents in Ganderbal and Kulgam. In Ganderbal, an ‘unknown Tipper and a Maruti car bearing registration number JK01J/4284 collided at Channer in the jurisdiction of Police Station Kangan, resulting injuries to the Maruti driver namely Sajad Ahmad Jagal and Maqsood Ahmad residents of Naranag Kangan’. […]

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Budgam police establishes Muharram helpline

Budgam police establishes Muharram helpline

Srinagar: Budgam Police established a helpline for the assistance for Muharram-ul-Harram at Police Control Room Budgam. The helpline will deal with the requirements put across and problems faced by the citizens of Budgam district during the holy month of Muharram-ul-Harram. The helpline will remain functional round the clock. General public is requested to call on 01951-255042, 01951255207,  7051531798 […]

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Mirwaiz: GoI approach towards Rohingya Muslims ‘highly unfortunate’  

Mirwaiz: GoI approach towards Rohingya Muslims ‘highly unfortunate’  

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday expressed serious concern over the plight of Rohingya Muslims and termed approach adopted by the government of India towards them as “highly unfortunate” Addressing a Friday gathering at historic Jamia Masjid after being barred for two previous occasions, Mirwaiz said thousands of Rhongya Muslims have been […]

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Unabated house arrest for 7-years taking toll on Geelani’s health: Huriyat (G) 

Unabated house arrest for 7-years taking toll on Geelani’s health: Huriyat (G) 

Srinagar: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani continuous to be under house detention since last seven years and his continued confinement was taking heavy toll on his health, the amalgam said in a statement issued on Friday. Tehreek-e- Hurriyat General Secretary Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai and Mohammad Ashraf Laya were also put under house […]

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J&K a poor state, no plans to hike salary of Anganwari employees, Govt

J&K a poor state, no plans to hike salary of Anganwari employees, Govt

By Faisal Shabir Srinagar: The state government has no plans to increase the wages of the Anganwadi employees who are protesting over low wages and demanding regularisation of their services. Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to Minister of Social Welfare Sajjad Gani Lone Ifthikar Kakroo told INS that ‘these aganwadi workers are engaged under the […]

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JKSSB declares 41 selection lists  

JKSSB declares 41 selection lists  

Srinagar: The J&K Services Selection Board on Friday declared 41 selection lists, the vacancies for which were notified in 2015 and last year. an official spokesman said that the JKSSB conducted its 130th Board meeting under the chairmanship of its chairman, Simrandeep Singh and declared the selection list to fill up vacancies notified vide Advertisement […]

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Govt reconstitutes committee to keep tabs on content aired on TV, FM channels     

Govt reconstitutes committee to keep tabs on content aired on TV, FM channels     

Srinagar: The government on Friday re-constituted ‘content monitoring committees’ at the state and district levels to monitor violation of programme and advertisement codes under the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995 by Private Satellite Television Channels, AIR Broadcast Code by Private FM Channels and Community Radio Stations. Headed by Administrative Secretary Information Department, the 7-member […]