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Cop killed in accident 

Cop killed in accident 

Srinagar: A police officer died in a road accident in Bishnah area of Jammu district on Friday. A police spokesman said that the officer—ASI (T) Kuldeep Raj— was referred to Government Medical College, Jammu where he succumbed to his injuries. Meanwhile, Director General of Police Dr. S.P Vaid deeply condoled the demise of the Kuldeep […]

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Former militant shot dead in Tral 

Former militant shot dead in Tral 

Srinagar: Unknown gunmen on Friday shot dead a former militant in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. A police official said that gunmen fired upon former militant Rafiq Ahmad Bhat alias Dada son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-din near Abghar in the town after Friday prayers. Bhat sustained serious injuries and was immediately shifted to nearby […]

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Take all steps for setting up of waste-to-energy plant: NGT to J&K

Take all steps for setting up of waste-to-energy plant: NGT to J&K

Srinagar: National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to take all steps for making the waste-to-energy plant operational at Achan, the only trash dumping site in this summer capital of the state. A bench of NGT headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar passed the order after hearing counsel for the state and […]

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After Dubai, Kashmir Premier League starts in Saudi 

After Dubai, Kashmir Premier League starts in Saudi 

Srinagar: The cricketing extravaganza in deserts of Saudi Arabia involving Kashmiris has begun on Friday. In the inaugural match of KPL-I, ‘Downtown Dynamites’ locked horns with Anantnag Avengers at Nofa Cricket Stadium. KPL-I has been started by Non Resident Kashmiris living and working in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It offers Kashmiris players a great chance to […]

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Friday: Train services to be suspended across Kashmir after 1 pm

Friday: Train services to be suspended across Kashmir after 1 pm

Srinagar: Authorities have decided to suspend train services across Kashmir on Friday after 1 pm. The joint resistance leadership has called for valley wide protests after Friday prayers against the “Braid Chopping” incidents in valley. Meanwhile, Srinagar district administration has imposed restrictions in 5 police station areas of Srinagar as a “precautionary measure”. Restrictions under […]

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After Braid chopping, beard of an Imam cut in Budgam

After Braid chopping, beard of an Imam cut in Budgam

Budgam: In a first incident of its kind in Kashmir Valley, unknown persons chopped of beard of an Imam in Budgam district of central Kashmir on Friday. The incident comes amid spike in incidents of braid chopping of fairer gender including minor girls in the Valley in last more than three weeks. Official sources said unknown […]

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Adnan Sami concert: Traffic diversions in place on Oct 7

Adnan Sami concert: Traffic diversions in place on Oct 7

Srinagar: For Adnan Sami musical concert being organised by Tourism Department on October 07, 2017 at SKICC, Srinagar, traffic police has shot an advisory, routes that will be open and routes commuters should avoid. As Adnan will enthrall music lovers, ‘all the residents of Shalimar, Nishat, Harwan and its adjacent areas’ have been ‘requested’ to […]

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Power Shutdown on Oct 7,9,11: Areas under Zainakote (feeder 04) to remain effected

Power Shutdown on Oct 7,9,11: Areas under Zainakote (feeder 04) to remain effected

SRINAGAR: According to Superintending Engineer EM&RE, Circle-II Srinagar, in order to execute the works related to the ongoing RAPDRP-B works, the areas which receive electricity from Zainakote (feeder 04) receiving station shall remain affected on October 07, October 09 and October 11, 2017 from 10 am to 03 pm.

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Friday: Mirwaiz under house detention, Malik arrested

Friday: Mirwaiz under house detention, Malik arrested

  Srinagar: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has been placed under house detention and JKLF chairman Yasin Malik has been arrested ahead of protest against braid chopping, on Friday . The Joint Resistance Leadership of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, S A Geelani & Yasin Malik has called for protests after friday prayers   against the braid cutting incidents […]

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Mudra scheme indictment of the failure of banking sector, Haseeb Drabu

Mudra scheme indictment of the failure of banking sector, Haseeb Drabu

Srinagar: Blaming financial institutions for their ‘lack of functioning’ Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu Thursday said that ‘Mudra’ scheme is an ‘indictment of the failure of banking sector’. Drabu was speaking over the opening ceremony of Mudra Protsahan Abhiyaan here at SKICC. The ceremony was also attended by Minister of State, PMO, Jitendra […]

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Mehbooba grieved over Atiqa Bano’s demise

Mehbooba grieved over Atiqa Bano’s demise

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has expressed deep sorrow and grief over the passing away of noted educationist, heritage activist and former Director, Education and Libraries, Atiqa Bano, who breathed her last yesterday evening at Sopore. In a condolence message, the Chief Minister, who is also the President of J&K Academy of Art, Culture & […]

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PDP-BJP interested in retaining power, cold to public demands: NC

PDP-BJP interested in retaining power, cold to public demands: NC

Srinagar: Opposition National Conference on Thursday accused ruling PDP-BJP alliance of being interested in keeping “chair safe” only and cold to demands of people who it said were going through “turmoil-ridden security scenario, massacres and non-availability of essential commodities.” Addressing a marathon review meeting at party headquarters Nawa-e-Subah for the upcoming State Delegates’ Convention in Srinagar later […]

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JRL calls for TRC march on Oct 14  

JRL calls for TRC march on Oct 14  

Srinagar: Joint Resistant Leadership on Thursday announced to call people to assemble in TRC ground for staging a peaceful protest demonstration against “attempts to change Muslim majority identity” of Jammu and Kashmir by ruling dispensation in India in ‘collaboration’ with PDP-BJP alliance in the state. In a statement, the leaders including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq […]

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Cricket: Ambassador for ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018 is Corey Anderson

Cricket: Ambassador for ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018 is Corey Anderson

The International Cricket Council has announced that New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson will be the event ambassador for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018. Anderson has played in the U19 World Cups of 2008 (in Malaysia) and 2010 (in New Zealand). “The 16-team tournament that will bring together the world’s future cricket stars,” ICC […]

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Braid chopping: Resistance camp calls for state-wide post-Friday protests 

Braid chopping: Resistance camp calls for state-wide post-Friday protests 

Srinagar: Joint Resistant Leadership on Thursday called for state-wide protests against “alarming and shameful” rise in incidents of braid chopping. In a statement, the leaders including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Omar Farooq and Muhammad Yaseen Malik termed braid chopping as shameful act. “We appeal people of Jammu, Poonch, Pirpanchal and Chinab Valley and Azad Kashmir […]

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Indian Air Force capable of taking on China, IAF chief

Indian Air Force capable of taking on China, IAF chief

Delhi: The Indian Air Force Chief BS Dhanoa Thursday said that the force has capability of taking on China and can fight a two front war. The comments were made during a presser in New Delhi on the eve of Air Force Day, media reports said. “We need a strength of 42 squadrons to carry […]

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Khajawabagh braid chopping: Police says alleged victim ‘hysterical’ 

Khajawabagh braid chopping: Police says alleged victim ‘hysterical’ 

Srinagar: Police on Thursday said that a teenage girl, who claimed to be a victim of braid chopping at Khawajabagh Baramulla, was possibly hysterical as she informed it that “braid chopper made entry through wall and escaped through closed door.” In a statement issued here, a police spokesman said that a braid chopping incident having taken place […]

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Police foils protesting Aganwadi employees march to Secretariat

Police foils protesting Aganwadi employees march to Secretariat

Faisal Shabir Srinagar:Police today used chilli pepper shells to disperse hundreds of Aganwadi workers who marched to Civil Secretariat here in support of their demands Earlier hundreds of Aganwadi workers shouting anti government slogans marched from Pratap park to Civil Secretariat and staged a sit-in outside the gates of the Civil Secretariat Some of the […]

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Police arrests drug peddler ‘Farooq Codiene’ in Kupwara 

Police arrests drug peddler ‘Farooq Codiene’ in Kupwara 

 Srinagar: Police on Thursday said that it arrested a notorious drug peddler, ‘Farooq Codiene’, in Kupwara district of north Kashmir. A police officer said that a special team of Police arrested Farooq Ahmad Mir alias Farooq Codiene of Muqam Awoora and recovered 100 bottles of Codeine and some strips of capsule proxovan from his possession. […]

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Now braid chopping in Baghat Srinagar

Now braid chopping in Baghat Srinagar

Srinagar: Protests erupted in Baghat area of Srinagar after fresh incident of braid chopping in the area. According to local sources a woman in her late thirtees was attacked by unknown persons near Prime Public School chinar Bagh Baghat and  cut her hair. Protests erupted in the area and local sources said that police used […]

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Wife allegedly beaten to death in Ganderbal

Wife allegedly beaten to death in Ganderbal

Ganderbal: In a bizarre incident 26-year-old mother of three children was allegedly beaten to death by her husband in Ganderbal district on Thursday. The incident happened at Prang area of the district. The victim has been identified as Sakeena Bano (26) w/o Mohammad Maqbool Baniya of Gujar pati preng, was hospitalized after being beaten allegedly […]

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Braid chopping in Khwaja bagh Baramulla

Braid chopping in Khwaja bagh Baramulla

Baramullah: In yet another incident of braid chopping, unknown persons cut the hair of a girl in Khwaja bagh area of Baramulla district in North Kashmir on Thursday. Identity of the girl has not been disclosed till now. according to initial reports the family belongs to Uri and is living in the private quarters in […]

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Constitutional safeguards in preventive detention must be respected: HC 

Constitutional safeguards in preventive detention must be respected: HC 

Srinagar: For justifying preventive detention, the authorities must respect the safeguards provided by constitution, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has said while quashing a detention order under Public Safety Act against a person from Baramulla. “Preventive laws have the effect of depriving a person of his liberty which is precious, however, deprivation thereof at […]

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Amendment in Edu Rules 2010: This should have been done, says HC 

Amendment in Edu Rules 2010: This should have been done, says HC 

Srinagar: With government seeking four more weeks to carry amendments in Jammu & Kashmir School Education Rules 2010, the J&K high court said that “this should have been done.” The proposed amendment to the School Education Rules 2010 continues to hang fire for quite some time now. In June this year, the court had granted […]

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NIA quizzing Er Rashid for 3rd consecutive day

NIA quizzing Er Rashid for 3rd consecutive day

Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) continued their questioning to the member of J&K legislative assembly (MLA) for the third consecutive day. Sheikh Abdul Rashid alias Engineer Rashid is being questioned in New Delhi and it will continue on Thursday. According to NIA spokesperson Alok Mittal said, “Questioning of Er Rashid is going on and […]

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Braid cutting in Srinagar again

Braid cutting in Srinagar again

  Srinagar: In an another braid  chopping incident in Srinagar unknown persons attacked  a girl at Said poora Noor bagh Qamarwari. Identified as Maria Fayaz D/O fayaz ahmad wani a student of class 6th. Her hair was chopped today in the morning at her home. While confirming the incident SHO Safa Kadal Syed Mubarak  said […]

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Rifle of cop guarding Khanqah-e-Moula shrine snatched

Rifle of cop guarding Khanqah-e-Moula shrine snatched

Srinagar: Some unknown persons decamped with service rifle of a policeman, guarding the shrine of Khanqah-e-Moula here. Official sources said that unknown persons snatched the rifle (insas)  from IRP personnel identified as Sajjad Ahmad  and escaped from the spot. A police officer confirmed the incident and said that a case under relevant sections of law have […]

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Braid chopping aimed to divert attention of people: Resistance camp

Braid chopping aimed to divert attention of people: Resistance camp

Srinagar:  Joint Resistant Leadership on Wednesday expressed serious concern over increasing incidents of braid chopping and said that same was aimed to divert the attention of people from ‘right to self-determination movement’. In a statement, the leaders including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Omar Farooq and Muhammad Yaseen Malik termed braid chopping as shameful act and […]

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Sustainable, comprehensive political initiative need of the hour: Omar 

Sustainable, comprehensive political initiative need of the hour: Omar 

Gurez:  Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said a sustainable and comprehensive political initiative was the need of the hour and urged New Delhi and Islamabad to de-escalate from the present hostile situation. Addressing a public meeting at Tulail in Gurez as a part of his two-day tour of the frontier area, the National […]

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Revenue Deptt sets up complaint redressal helpline

Revenue Deptt sets up complaint redressal helpline

SRINAGAR:  Minister for Revenue, Relief, Rehabilitation, Reconstruction, Abdul Rehman Veeri Wednesday directed the Divisional Commissioners to setup toll free numbers for the disposal of grievances and complaints regarding Revenue Department. The order issued by the office of the Revenue Minister asks Divisional Commissioners of Jammu and Kashmir to setup toll free number in their respective […]

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Govt working out modalities for regularisation of casual, adhoc basis

Govt working out modalities for regularisation of  casual, adhoc basis

SRINAGAR: Minister of Finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu today chaired a meeting to review the modalities for regularisation of casual labourers, adhoc employees and others. During the meeting, Dr Drabu discussed the administrative, financial and legal modalities involved in regularisation of casual labourers working in different departments of the State government. The Finance Minister asked the […]

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Court directs govt to lodge Asiya Andrabi in Central Jail Srinagar

Court directs govt to lodge Asiya Andrabi in Central Jail Srinagar

Srinagar: Court on Wednesday directed government of Jammu and Kashmir to lodge Dukhtaran e Millat chief Asiya Andrabi in Central Jail Srinagar. Ailing Andrabi was lodged in Ambphalla jail Jammu.Her next date of hearing has been set on 19 October.  

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SHRC seeks updated list of braid chopping victims in 2 weeks 

SHRC seeks updated list of braid chopping victims in 2 weeks 

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission on Wednesday asked Inspector General of Police Kashmir to file a response on a petition seeking directions to accelerate the investigation and identify the culprits behind increasing braid chopping incidents in the Valley. Hearing a petition filed by Peoples’ Forum through its General Secretary M. M. Shuja, a bench of SHRC […]

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Daily wage estate employees demand regularisation of services

Daily wage estate employees demand regularisation of services

Muzamil Shah Srinagar: Hundreds of members of All Jammu and Kashmir Daily Wagers Estates Employees Association staged a protest demanding regularisation of their services on Wednesday  in Srinagar.   The protesters said that hundreds of daily wagers were working in the department from more than twenty years and never raised voice ‘thinking authorities would address […]

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SC grants GoI 4 weeks for response to plea against Article 370  

SC grants GoI 4 weeks for response to plea against Article 370  

Srinagar: The Supreme Court has granted Government of India four weeks time to file response to a plea, challenging the validity of Article 370 of the Constitution of India which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The petitioner, Kumari Vijayalakshmi Jha, has challenged the April 11 order of the Delhi High Court rejecting her plea saying […]

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Army Major dies in road accident

Army Major dies in road accident

Jammu: Serving Major died and three serving officers were injured in a road accident at Thati in Jammu division of the state of Wednesday. Major Ashish Tiwari died on the spot while Maj Mandeep singh, Maj Sandeep singh and col B K Jha  were injured after there BMW met an accident at Thati Highway, poonch […]

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Now braid chopping in Khanyar

Now braid chopping in Khanyar

Srinagar: After braid chopping incident in Wanbal Nowgam, unknown persons cut braid of a lady in Kaw Mahallah of Khanyar in old city Srinagar on Wednesday. The victim identified as Muzammil Lateef wife of Lateef Ahmad gurra r/o Kaw Mohalla Khanyar. According to family two persons jumped into the house from the neighbouring marriage hall, […]

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Protests in Press enclave: Anganwadi employees, Battamaloo traders, JKPA

Protests in Press enclave: Anganwadi employees, Battamaloo traders, JKPA

  Srinagar: Police on Wednesday used force to disperse protesting Aganwadi and Battamaloo traders  while Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Alliance held protest demonstration over braid chopping incidents. Aganwadi employees who begun there strike, week after Div Com Kashmir Baseer Khan assured them assistance, however protesting employees say that nothing ‘substantial is happening’ which has ‘forced […]

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HC asks Sports Council to provide all facilities, coaching to children in Harwan Home

HC asks Sports Council to provide all facilities, coaching to children in Harwan Home

  Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir high court has directed State Sports Council to provide all kinds of sporting facilities at the children homes at Shalimar and observation Home at Harwan, both in outskirts of Srinagar. “We direct the Jammu & Kashmir State Sports Council to provide all kinds of sporting facilities at the children homes […]

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B’la wins Kashmir Open Hockey C’ship 2017

B’la wins Kashmir Open Hockey C’ship 2017

SRINAGAR: Vickram Club Baramulla clinched Kashmir Open Hockey Championship 2017 after defeating Singpora Sports club by 2-1. The final of the championship was played at Bakshi Stadium. 14 teams participated in the tournament which started last month on September 25. “It is important that youth are indulging in sports activities as it is the sports […]

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Braid chopping in Wanbal, protests erupt

Braid chopping in Wanbal, protests erupt

  Srinagar: In a fresh incident of Braid Chopping unknown person cut the hair of woman in Wanbal area of Srinagar on Wednesday. Identified as Nazia w/o Ibrahim, a tailor by profession. “Two masked men entered into my house and said that we have to cut your hair, if you shouted we will kill you,” […]

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India voilating ‘ceasefire at Loc’ to cover ‘crimes against Kashmiris’: Pak diplomat to UN

India voilating ‘ceasefire at Loc’ to cover ‘crimes against Kashmiris’: Pak diplomat to UN

Pakistani permanent ambassador to the United Nations, Dr Maleeha Lodhi has blamed India for ‘“violations of the ceasefire” along the LoC, saying Pakistan would effectively respond to any Indian aggression. According to Tribune.com.pk on Wednesday, Lodhi told the UN General Assembly on Tuesday that, “daily violations of the ceasefire along the LoC by India’ are […]

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Educational institutions shut after fresh heavy exchange of fire at LOC

Educational institutions shut after fresh heavy exchange of fire at LOC

Jammu: All the educational institutions near the Line of Control (LoC) in Degwar area of Poonch district have been closed following heavy exchange of artillery between the armies of India and Pakistan. “Mortar shelling started from across the border at around 8:45 am in Degwar, Maldiyalan and Tarwan areas along the LoC,” reports said. Deputy […]

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CASO launched in Hajin

CASO launched in Hajin

Srinagar: Around dozens localities are under siege since Wednesday morning in Hajin town in Bandipora district in northern part of Kashmir as government forces launched major Cordon and Search Operation (CASO). Sealing all entry and exit points 13RR, CRPF 45 battalion and SOG are handling the operation, sources said. The CASO has been launched after […]

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18 lac looted at gun point in Jammu

18 lac looted at gun point in Jammu

Jammu: Eighteen lacs were looted at gunpoint near Bahu plaza, Jammu on Tuesday. Two persons whose face was covered stopped a private car at gun point. “Five people were travelling in the car and were carrying a total cash of Rs 45 lacs. They were to deposit cash at Axis Bank Trikuta Nagar,” Yashpal, one […]

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NIT celebrates spirit of entrepreneurship, innovations

NIT celebrates spirit of entrepreneurship, innovations

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 3: The Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneur Development Centre of the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Srinagar in collaboration with Start-up Kashmir hosted an event “Idea Challenge-The Future World” on Tuesday to celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation in the Valley and to boost the morale of budding innovators. The Srinagar Municipal Corporation, J&K Tourism, […]

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Prevailing situation in J&K ‘extremely worrisome’: Geelani

Prevailing situation in J&K ‘extremely worrisome’: Geelani

Srinagar: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday termed the prevailing situation in extremely worrisome even as he urged India and Pakistan to observe restraint on Line of Control.  “Loss of precious lives in cross border shoot-out between India and Pakistan, unprovoked statements related to complete integration of state with Indian union, from […]

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Nitish Kumar appointed IGP Tech

Nitish Kumar appointed IGP Tech

Srinagar: The state government on Tuesday appointed Nitish Kumar (IPS) as IGP Tech in the interest of administration. Kumar was awaiting orders of posting in the Home Department and with his posting as IGP Tech, Sunil Kumar (IPS) IGP Telecom has been relieved of the additional charge.

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Asiea Naqash for adopting latest waste management technology in JK

Asiea Naqash for adopting latest waste management technology in JK

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 3: Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development, Asiea Naqash today visited Achan dumping site at Eidgah to assess the functioning of newly installed waste segregator. While taking stock of the waste segregator, the Minister asked about its structure and mode of work. It was given out that the newly installed machine […]

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CM’s Grievance Cell begins operations in Jammu ahead of Durbar Move

CM’s Grievance Cell begins operations in Jammu ahead of Durbar Move

JAMMU, OCTOBER 03: Chief Minister’s Grievance Cell Tuesday began its work in Jammu before the bi-annual shift of the secretariat and other Government offices. A meeting was conducted in the office of Grievance Cell, Jammu today with the Nodal Officers of important Departments including Chief Engineers of R&B, PMGSY, Director Rural Sanitation, PHE, Chief Conservator of Forest […]