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KU postpones all exams scheduled from August 5th to August 10th

KU postpones all exams scheduled from August 5th to August 10th

Srinagar: All Kashmir University examinations scheduled to be held from Aug 5 to Aug 10, 2019 are postponed. Fresh dates for the deferred examinations shall be notified separately, later.

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‘Sikhs will stand side by side with Muslim brothers’

‘Sikhs will stand side by side with Muslim brothers’

BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama: Chairman Sikh Minorty Front Dr. Joginder Singh Shaan on Sunday said that Sikhs will stand side by side with Muslim brothers in every situation. Expressing concern over current situation, Singh said that Indian government particularly Prime Minister Narendra Modi should follow his sayings that “Kashmiris are his own people whom he love […]

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Updated: APM to meet President, PM; to apprise them of ‘unwholesome consequences’ if constitutional safeguards violated

Updated: APM to meet President, PM; to apprise them of ‘unwholesome consequences’ if constitutional safeguards violated

INS Desk Srinagar: Terming any attack on unique identity, special status, unconstitutional delimitation or trifurcation as an aggression against people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, All Party meeting presided over by National Conference president Farooq Abdullah decided to seek audience with President of India, Prime Minister and other political leaders to safeguard constitutional guarantees given […]

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All Party Meeting Resolves To Be United, To Seek Audience With President, PM

All Party Meeting Resolves To Be United, To Seek Audience With President, PM

Terms any attack on unique identity, delimitation or trifurcation as an aggression against people state INS Desk Srinagar: Terming any attack on unique identity, special status, unconstitutional delimitation or trifurcation as an aggression against people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, All Party meeting presided over by National Conference president Farooq Abdullah decided  to seek audience […]

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Union Govt constitutes JK Environment Impact Assessment Authority

Srinagar: The Union Government today constituted State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority, Jammu and Kashmir and in consultation with the State Government formulated State Level Expert Appraisal Committee to assist the Authority. According to a notification issued by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, the Environment Impact Assessment Authority shall be headed by […]

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SAC: Police to get Dress, Kit Maintenance Allowance in cash

SAC: Police to get Dress, Kit Maintenance Allowance in cash

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council which met here today under the Chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik decided that the entire police personnel of Jammu and Kashmir will be given the Dress and Kit Maintenance Allowance directly in cash at significantly increased rates. The allowance will also be given to Special Police Officers (SPOs) in […]

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SAC approves hike in honorarium of SPOs

SAC approves hike in honorarium of SPOs

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council which met here today under the Chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik approved increase in the honorarium to be paid to Special Police Officers (SPOs) of the State. With the support of Government of India, the SAC approved an increase in the honorarium of SPOs of J&K Police according to […]

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Maruti vehicle damaged in ‘cylinder blast’ near GD Goenka School at Lal Bazar

Maruti vehicle damaged in ‘cylinder blast’ near GD Goenka School at Lal Bazar
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In Pictures: All Party Meeting Underway At Gupkar Srinagar

In Pictures: All Party Meeting Underway At Gupkar Srinagar
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Vice Chancellors’ forum meet held at KU

Vice Chancellors’ forum meet held at KU

Srinagar: The Forum of Vice Chancellor’s of J&K Universities met on Sunday at the University of Kashmir to deliberate upon issues concerning academics and research activities in the varsities. The high-level meeting was attended by Prof Talat Ahmad , Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir; Prof Mehraj-ud-Din Mir, Vice Chancellor Central University of Kashmir; Prof Mushtaq […]

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High Court postpones interview, viva-voce for driver posts

High Court postpones interview, viva-voce for driver posts

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has postponed the interview/viva-voce for the driver posts of Srinagar, Baramulla and Doda districts, scheduled to be held on August 7 (Wednesday). A notification issued here by Principal Secretary to Chief Justice of J&K High Court said that the new date for the interview/viva-voce shall be notified separately. […]

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Mehbooba shares ACB letter to her on political appointments in JK Bank, likens it to ‘browbeating mainstream parties’

Mehbooba shares ACB letter to her on political appointments in JK Bank, likens it to ‘browbeating mainstream parties’

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday shared a letter sent to her by Senior Superintendent of Police, Anti-Corruption Bureau, regarding political appointments in Jammu and Kashmir bank during her tenure as Chief Minister and claimed that concerted efforts are being made to browbeat mainstream leaders and thwart potential efforts for a collective […]

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Articles 35A, 370 cannot be abrogated; delimitation not immediately possible either: Kashmir Lawyers Body

Articles 35A, 370 cannot be abrogated; delimitation not immediately possible either: Kashmir Lawyers Body

Srinagar: Expresses its serious concern over the prevailing situation in the State, Kashmir High Court Bar association on Sunday said that constitutional bench decisions have left no scope for abrogating Article 370 or tinkering with Article 35-A. Regarding delimitation, the Kashmir’s lawyers body said it was not also possible immediately, at least till 2031. “The […]

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Somebody should tell us what’s happening: Mehbooba; ‘APM At 6PM’

Somebody should tell us what’s happening: Mehbooba; ‘APM At 6PM’

Srinagar: Former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said that an all party meeting comprising her party, National Conference and others will take place at her residence in Srinagar at 1800 hours to discuss to discuss the deployment of additional troops in Kashmir and other recent developments causing panic in Kashmir. “70 years ago we […]

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IUST asks students to vacate hostels, postpones all examinations till Aug 9

IUST asks students to vacate hostels, postpones all examinations till Aug 9

Basharat Rasheed Pulwama: All the students who are residing in the hostels of Islamic University (IUST) at Awantipora have been asked to vacate them as soon as possible, besides the varsity has postponed all the examinations till August 9. An official in the university told INS that “in view the situation”, the students have been […]

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Attempts to coax clarity fail in Kashmir

Attempts to coax clarity fail in Kashmir

INS Correspondent Srinagar: The governor Satya Pal Malik and senior officers have prescribed for frayed Kashmiri nerves a dose of Bollywood light: All is well. Safety and security of the people of the state is the responsibility of the government, said governor Malik and senior officers including Commissioner Secretary Home Shaleen Kabra, who issued the […]

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Mysterious blast at tailoring shop in Kupwara, one person killed

Mysterious blast at tailoring shop in Kupwara, one person killed

Srinagar: A man was killed in a mysterious blast inside a tailoring shop in Keran area of frontier Kupwara district on Sunday. Reports said that the blast took place at around 9 a.m. at Ferkiyan area in Keran, resulting in grave injuries to a local, Abdul Hamid Bajad. He was immediately removed to nearby hospital […]

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Rumours of policemen being asked to deposit weapons baseless, malicious: Muneer Khan

Rumours of policemen being asked to deposit weapons baseless, malicious: Muneer Khan

Srinagar: Additional Director General of Police, Law and Order, Muneer Ahmad Khan Saturday dismissed the rumours that J&K policemen were being asked to deposit their weapons asserting that strict action will be taken against such rumour mongers. The tweet on social media in which it has been mentioned that J&K policemen are being asked to […]

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Yasin Malik’s health ‘fast deteriorating’ in Tihar: Hurriyat (M), demands his release on humanitarian grounds

Yasin Malik’s health ‘fast deteriorating’ in Tihar: Hurriyat (M), demands his release on humanitarian grounds

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Saturday expressed grave concern over fast deteriorating health of JKLF chief Yasin Malik in New Delhi’s Tihar jail, stating that the revelations about his health and solitary confinements made by his family has raised serious apprehensions about the life and welfare of the senior resistance leader. Hurriyat Conference said that […]

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Advice for watchfulness mistaken for instruction to suspend class work: Govt on NIT closure

Advice for watchfulness mistaken for instruction to suspend class work: Govt on NIT closure

Srinagar: The Srinagar administration has sought to put on record that the reason cited for suspending classwork in its notice is a case of miscommunication where NIT Srinagar mistook advice for watchfulness issued to all educational institutions in the district in view of the prevailing situation for an instruction to suspend classwork. It said the […]

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In pictures: Tourists pay heed to Home directive, locals turn a deaf ear to Govt’s clarifications

In pictures: Tourists pay heed to Home directive, locals turn a deaf ear to Govt’s clarifications

People on Saturday continued to queue up outside petrol pumps, brushing off government’s clarification and request not to interpret Friday’s order, asking Amarnath yatris and tourists to leave Kashmir, in any manner that there is any threat to residents of Jammu and Kashmir and that there was no need to stock petrol or essentials. At […]

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Cloudburst in Tral damages house, school, washes away road

Cloudburst in Tral damages house, school, washes away road

BASHARAT RASHID Tral: A cloudburst in the wee hours of Saturday damaged a residential house, school and road in Hajan village in Tral area of southern Pulwama district. The cloudburst, officials said, also damaged water supply and electricity lines at certain places. “A residential house and a school building were partially damaged, main road to […]

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Do not believe rumours: Governor tells political leaders

Do not believe rumours: Governor tells political leaders

Srinagar: The Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, Satya Pal Malik met at short notice a delegation of political leaders including Ms Mehbooba Mufti, Mr Shah Faesal, Mr Sajjad Lone and Mr Imran Ansari. They had sought to meet the Governor who immediately gave them time. The delegation expressed concerns about the panic situation in the […]

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No Need To Panic, Safety Of People Of J&K Our responsibility: Govt

No Need To Panic, Safety Of People Of J&K Our responsibility: Govt

Srinagar: Commissioner Secretary Home Shaleen Kabra and divisional commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Friday evening said that there was no need panic and stock up essentials as safety and security of the people of the state is the government responsibility. “There are credible inputs because of which the advisory was issued. This advisory is […]

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J&K Investor Summit-2019 In October: Guv says it will be a big boost to local trade, industry

J&K Investor Summit-2019 In October: Guv says it will be a big boost to local trade, industry

Srinagar: A delegation of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) led by its Chairman Sameer Gupta, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here on Friday. He was accompanied by K.B. Kachru, Chairman Regional Committee on Tourism & Hospitality, Northern Region. “The delegation discussed with Governor its suggestions for the J&K Investor Summit-2019 which […]

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Honorarium of SPOs hiked, DGP thanks GoI, J&K Govt

Honorarium of SPOs hiked, DGP thanks GoI, J&K Govt

Srinagar: The Union Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday approved the proposal of State Government to enhance the monthly honorarium of Special Police Officers (SPOs) of Jammu and Kashmir Police. As per the MHA communication, the SPOs who have less than three years of service would now be paid a monthly remuneration of Rs 6,000, […]

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No orders regarding closure of Schools, people shouldn’t pay heed to rumours : Divisional Commissioner

No orders regarding closure of Schools, people shouldn’t pay heed to rumours : Divisional Commissioner

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Friday rejected rumours regarding closure of schools for ten days in Kashmir Valley, asserting that no such order has been issued by the government. “There are rumours doing rounds (on social media) regarding closure of the schools. I want to tell people that no such order has […]

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India, Pak armies exchange fire along LoC in Uri  

India, Pak armies exchange fire along LoC in Uri  

Peerzada Waseem Baramulla: The armies of India and Pakistan on Friday exchanged heavy gunfire along the Line of Control in Hajipeer sector of Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Reports said that both the armies exchanged small weapons initially. “Now heavy firing started in the area which has created panic in Churanda, Silikote, Tilawari, Sadpora […]

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Govt rolls out 102, 108 ambulance services in JK

Srinagar: Jammu & Kashmir Medical Supplies Corporation Limited (JKMSCL) on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the M/s BVG India Limited for outsourcing and operationalization of 102 and 108 ambulance services across the State. The MoU was signed in presence of Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo here. He asked the […]

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Road Safety Fund Action Plan 2019-20 approved

Road Safety Fund Action Plan 2019-20 approved

Srinagar: Financial Commissioner, Finance, Arun Kumar Mehta chaired the meeting of Fund Management Committee for finalisation of Road Safety Fund Action Plan for the financial year 2019-20 here today. The meeting discussed the action plan for utilisation of Rs. 26.55 crore for undertaking various road safety measures across the state under Road Safety Fund Action […]

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Situation developing on ground has alarmed people: Mirwaiz

Situation developing on ground has alarmed people: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Chairman o his faction of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that the situation developing on ground over the past week with deployment thousands of additional forces and government orders circulating has alarmed people. Addressing the Friday congregation at historic Jama Masjid here, Mirwaiz said people have become apprehensive of something happening. He said […]

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J&K govt asks Yatris, tourists to curtail their Kashmir stay, return immediately

Srinagar: The state government on Friday asked Amarnath Yatris to “curtail” their stay in Kashmir Valley immediately and take necessary measures to return as soon as possible. “Keeping in view the latest intelligence inputs of terror threats, with specific targeting of the Amarnath Yatra, and given the prevailing security situation in the Kashmir Valley, in […]

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Pulwama: Several schools locked by land donors, students suffer

Pulwama: Several schools locked by land donors, students suffer

BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama: Land donors in Aripal area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district have locked several schools, demanding permanent job in lieu of the land “donated” by them. Concerned headmasters told INS that the land owners of government school buildings locked a number of primary and middle schools, affecting the normal studies of the students […]

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In Pictures: Haze makes for an eerie early morning

In Pictures: Haze makes for an eerie early morning

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Soldier injured as gunfight rages in Shopian, internet suspended

Soldier injured as gunfight rages in Shopian, internet suspended

Mudasir Maqbool Shopian: An army soldier was injured as gunfight between militants and government forces continued in Pandushah village of this south Kashmir district on Friday. Reports and official sources said a joint team Army’s 34 Rashtriya Rifles, police’s SOG and paramilitary CRPF launched a joint cordon and search operation in the village following “credible […]

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2017 Lethpora Fidayeen Attack: JeM slain commander’s brother among 4 chargesheeted by NIA

2017 Lethpora Fidayeen Attack: JeM slain commander’s brother among 4 chargesheeted by NIA

Srinagar: National Investigation Agency on Thursday filed chargesheet against four local persons including brother of JeM’s slain commander Noor Mohammad Tantray in connection with a fidayeen attack on CRPF in which five paramilitary personnel were killed and three others were injured at Lethopra in south Kashmir’s Pulwam district on December 2017. According to NIA statement, […]

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J&K Bank poised to continue its growth trajectory: R K Chhibber

J&K Bank poised to continue its growth trajectory: R K Chhibber

  Srinagar: J&K Bank Chairman and Managing Director, Rajesh Kumar Chhibber while commenting on the current scenario reiterated, “J&K Bank is in the green zone and continues to show resilience in the otherwise turbulent times for the banking industry.” Urging people not to pay heed to the baseless rumours being circulated on social media he […]

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I&FC Deptt. constitutes 49 beats for Jhelum

I&FC Deptt. constitutes 49 beats for Jhelum

Srinagar: On the instructions of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan, Irrigation & Flood Control (I&FC) Department today constituted 49 beats for Jhelum from Anantnag to Bandipora via Pulwama and Srinagar districts for 24×7 monitoring of water level in the river. In this regard, the I&FC Department constituted five Flood Zonal Committees (FZCs) in 14 […]

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Joint Secretary MRD reviews implementation of Umeed Scheme in JK

Srinagar: Union Joint Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development (MRD), Nita Kejriwal today convened a meeting to review the implementation of ‘Umeed’ scheme in Jammu and Kashmir. The Scheme is being implemented in the State under Jammu Kashmir State Rural Livelihoods Mission (JKSRLM). The Joint Secretary was accompanied by a team of experts to revive and […]

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Army chief arrives on 2-day visit, asks troops to ‘prepared to meet emerging security challenges’

Army chief arrives on 2-day visit, asks troops to ‘prepared to meet emerging security challenges’

Srinagar: Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat arrived in Srinagar on a two day visit to the Valley on Thursday to review the prevailing security situation. The army chief accompanied by the Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh and Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen KJS Dhillon visited the formations and units deployed in the hinterland […]

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Army Chief meets Governor, discuss ‘various important matters’

Army Chief meets Governor, discuss ‘various important matters’

Srinagar: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here on Thursday. He was accompanied by Lt. General Ranbir Singh, Army Commander Northern Command, and Lt. Gen. KJS Dhillon, GOC 15 Corps. “Governor and the Army Chief discussed various important matters relating to the role being played by the […]

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SHRC Seeks SMC’s Response As Water Logging Chokes Srinagar

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission on Thursday sought details regarding measures taken by the Srinagar Municipal Corporation to prevent water logging in Srinagar city. Like July 25, most of the roads in Srinagar were clogged by rain water, causing tremendous problems to commuters and school going children who had to wade through ankle height […]

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SAC approves release of Selection Grade in favour of 64 Officers

Srinagar, JULY 31: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved release of Selection Grade (Rs.15,600-39,100 + GP RS.7600- pre revised) in favour of 64 officers of the Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service. 24 officers have been sanctioned Selection Grade with effect from 01.01.2017, 5 officers w.e.f. […]

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Left out DP families of Pak to be given one time compensation: SAC

Left out DP families of Pak to be given one time compensation: SAC

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik decided to submit a proposal to the Government of India for grant of one time compensation to the left out 5300 families of Pak Displaced Persons (DPs) of 1947, who were initially registered outside the State but later on […]

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SAC enhances Ration Money, Hardship Allowance of J&K Police personnel

SAC enhances Ration Money, Hardship Allowance of J&K Police personnel

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the enhancement of Ration Money Allowance in favor of non-gazetted Police personnel from the existing Rs 2000 to Rs 2500 per month with effect from August 1, 2019. The decision will benefit around 83,000 Police personnel […]

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21 posts created for strengthening Admin, recruitment Cell of J&K High Court

21 posts created for strengthening Admin, recruitment Cell of J&K High Court

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the creation of 21 posts of various categories in the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir for the Administration, Management and the Recruitment Cell. The posts include three posts of Registrar, three posts of Section Officer, […]

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Guv launches Musical Fountain in Dal Lake near SKICC, regrets delay in making it available to tourists earlier

Guv launches Musical Fountain in Dal Lake near SKICC, regrets delay in making it available to tourists earlier

Srinagar: Governor Satya Pal Malik launched Light & Sound show with Laser Water Fountain in Dal Lake next to SKICC, Srinagar, this evening. On this occasion, a 45 minute display of the show was witnessed by Governor and other dignitaries. Dedicating this Musical Fountain to the public, Governor observed that the state of art musical […]

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Main I-Day function to be held at SK Stadium, CS reviews preparations

Main I-Day function to be held at SK Stadium, CS reviews preparations

Srinagar: Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam reviewed the preparations for I-Day functions at a high-level meeting convened at Civil Secretariat here. Financial Commissioner, Finance, Arun Mehta, Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education, Atal Dulloo, Financial Commissioner to Governor Umang Narula, Principal Secretary, Home, Principal Secretary Planning, Development & Monitoring, ADGP, CID, J&K, ADGP Armed J&K, ADGP […]

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Govt to start mass sterilization of dogs in Srinagar: Samoon

Govt to start mass sterilization of dogs in Srinagar: Samoon

Srinagar: The sterilisation of dogs under the aegis of Animal Birth Control Programme will go up from 10 to 100 dogs per day within two months in Srinagar city. Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep and Fisheries department Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon during a visit to the Tengpora facility directed starting the program at massive level within […]

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Yatra To Remain Suspended Till Aug 4 Amid Forecast For Heavy Rains

Yatra To Remain Suspended Till Aug 4 Amid Forecast For Heavy Rains

Srinagar: Amid forecast for heavy rains, the authorities have decided to suspend ongoing Amarnath Yatra till August 4. According to an official spokesman, India Meteorology Department has predicted heavy rainfall for next few days all over Jammu and Kashmir, which may cause landslides and shooting stones on highway between Jammu and Srinagar, particularly in the […]

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