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SEBCC given wide powers to address issues of socially, educationally backward classes in J&K: Justice (Retd) Sharma

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Socially and Educationally Backward Classes Commission (SEBCC) has been given wide range of powers to look into the issues of Socially and Educationally Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the J&K. This was stated by Chairman SEBCC, Justice (Retd) GD Sharma during a press conference here today. Justice Sharma

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Indoor Stadium worth Rs 4 cr coming up in Budgam soon: Sarmad Hafeez

Secretary YS&S inspects construction works; asks for expeditious execution BUDGAM, JULY 15: Secretary Youth Service and Sports (YSS), Sarmad Hafeez, today inspected construction works being executed in the indoor stadium, adjacent to sports ground Budgam and asked the concerned authorities for expeditious completion of this prestigious project. District Development Commissioner Budgam, Shahabaz Ahmad Mirza and

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Kashmir Reports Two More Covid-19 Deaths, J&K Toll 204

Srinagar, July 15: Kashmir Valley reported two more deaths due to covid-19, taking the fatality count due to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 104. Dr. G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer Coronavirus Control Measures at SKIMS Soura said that a 60-year-old man from Saida Kadal Srinagar died at 8:30 a.m. today. Admitted on July

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BJP’s VP of Municipal Committee abducted in Baramulla

Srinagar, July 15 : Vice President Municipal Committee Watergam Baramulla, Meraj ud Din Malla, was on Wednesday allegedly abducted by some unknown persons in the north Kashmir district. A senior police officer told a local news agency that Malla was whisked away by the ‘unknown persons’ in a santro vehicle while he was walking on

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Kashmir Reports 7 More Covid-19 Deaths, Toll Crosses 200 Mark

Srinagar, July 15: In ominous signs, Kashmir Valley reported seven more covid-19 related deaths since overnight, taking the fatality count due to virus to 202 in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Wednesday. Six of the deaths were reported from SKIMS Soura, the tertiary care hospital in the outskirts of Srinagar, and one from GMC

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346 New Covid-19 Cases In J&K As Tally Crosses 11000-Mark

Srinagar, July 14: Forty-four from central Jail Annatnag and at least 23 from paramilitary forces were among 346 new novel coronavirus cases in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, taking the overall tally of covid-19 patients to 11173 in J&K. Among the fresh cases, 56 were reported from Jammu and 290 from Kashmir Valley. Giving district-wise

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Div Com For Strictness Against SoP violators

Srinagar, July 14: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole Tuesday chaired weekly review meeting on Covid-19 pandemic here. The Divisional Commissioner directed for taking strict action against the SoP violators for not wearing mask and adhering to social distancing. He instructed Deputy Commissioners of valley districts to ensure that goods and service providers, customers,

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Talat reviews preparedness for NAAC accreditation of Degree Colleges

SRINAGAR, JULY 14: Commissioner Secretary, Higher Education Department, Talat Parvez Rohella, today chaired a meeting to review progress on accreditation of government degree colleges of Kashmir division by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The meeting was attended by Director Finance, Director Planning, Director Colleges, Nodal Principal Kashmir besides Principals of the colleges which are

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Active public participation imperative for developmental process: Lt Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 14: Active public participation is imperative for developmental process and the Government of Jammu and Kashmir is laying special focus on it. This was stated by the Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu during his visit to Bandipora district where he interacted with various delegations to take stock of the developmental needs of people

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Elderly Tangmarg Man Dies, J&K Covid-19 Toll Mounts To 195

Srinagar, July 14: A 60-year-old man from Tangmarg area of Baramulla district died at a hospital here on Tuesday afternoon, taking the fatality count due to the virus in J&K to 195. Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura said that the sexagenarian had “bilateral community acquired pneumonia (CAP) with ARDS with BHP”. “The patient

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Rehbar-e-Janglat Employees Urge Govt To Make CS-Led Panel ‘Functional’, End ‘Injustice’

Srinagar, July 14: All J&K Rehbar-e-Janglat Employees Association on Tuesday demanded government to review the “Rehbar-e- janglaat policy as ‘promised’ previously and make the already constituted committee headed by Chief Secretary “functional”. Tariq Ahmad, President of the Association, said that previous J&K State government formulated the “ Rehbar-e- Janglat” policy in 2017 on the pattern

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CRPF Trooper among 3 more die, J&K Covid-19 toll 194

Srinagar, July 14: A paramilitary CRPF trooper posted in Baramulla and two elderly women from south Kashmir have tested positive for covid-19 posthumously, officials said on Tuesday. So far 194 people have died in Jammu and Kashmir and include three persons who died earlier today. Medical Superintendent SMHS Hospital Dr Nazir Choudhary said that the

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Establish separate CAT Bench at Srinagar: JKAP

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) president Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Tuesday urged the government of India to establish a separate bench of Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) at Srinagar so as to do justice with thousands of employees who cannot afford to visit and stay in Jammu to pursue adjudication of their service

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TRC Anantnag damaged in mysterious fire

Srinagar: Police on Tuesday registered a case after a Tourist Reception Centre (TRC) at Chiniwoder village of Srigufwara in South Kashmir’s Anantnag was gutted in a mysterious fire. Police said that the fire was brought under contrail well in time. “The building suffered partial damage in the fire,” a police official said. A case (60/2020)

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65-year-old Shopian man dies, J&K covid-19 toll 191

Srinagar, June 14 : A 65-year-old covid-19 patient from Shopian district died at a hospital here on Tuesday, taking the fatality count due to the pathogen to 191 in Jammu and Kashmir. Confirming the death, Dr Shifa Deva, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Bemina, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 patients, said

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Agriculture Officer from Jammu dies, J&K Covid-19 toll 190

Srinagar, June 14: A 47-year-old agriculture officer from Jammu’s Talab Tillo died at Government Medical College Jammu on Tuesday, two days after he tested positive for the covid-19. The quadragenarian’s death has taken the fatality count due to the virus to 190 in Jammu and Kashmir. Principal GMC Jammu Dr Nasib Chand Digra said that

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Elderly man from Baramulla dies of covid-19, J&K toll 189

Srinagar, July 14: A 60-year-old covid-19 patient from Baramulla district died at a hospital here on Tuesday, taking the fatality count due to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 189. A resident of Nadihal area of the northern Kashmir district, the sexagenarian man died at SKIMS Soura, nine days after he was admitted to

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314 New Covid-19 Cases Take J&K Tally To 10827

Srinagar, July 13 : Jammu and Kashmir on Monday reported 314 fresh infections of novel coronavirus, taking the overall tally of the covid-19 cases 10827 in J&K. Among the cases 89 were reported from Jammu division and 225 from Kashmir including 26 from CRPF and 4 from High Court besides a 35-day-old baby. Giving district

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LG e-inaugurates 15 infrastructural school projects

Calls for doubling of efforts for bringing educational reforms in J&K SRINAGAR, JULY 13: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today e-inaugurated 15 important infrastructural projects of School Education Department. Sh. Kewal Kumar Sharma, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor; Sh. BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon, Principal Secretary to the Government, School Education Department,

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ACB files chargesheet against Ex-JKPCC Exen in disproportionate assets case

Srinagar, July 13: Anti-Corruption Bureau Kashmir on Monday presented charge sheet against Parvaiz Ahmad Naqash of Peerbagh here, the then Executive Engineer JKPCC in the court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Srinagar. The case (FIR No. 45/2007 U/S 5(1) (e) r/w 5(2) PC Act. Svt. 2006 P/S ACB) was registered against the accused with regard to

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CRPF Trooper, Srinagar Man Die Of Covid-19

Srinagar, July 13: A paramilitary CRPF trooper, who was posted in Kulgam, has died at a hospital due to covid-19 on Monday. The trooper’s death is the second fatality due to the virus among the paramilitary ranks in Jammu and Kashmir so far. Medical Superintendent SMHS hospital here told GNS that the 55-year-old died at

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Minor drowns in Dal Lake Srinagar

Srinagar, July 13: A minor drowned after he allegedly slipped while fishing in Dal Lake near Dalgate area here on Monday. Officials said that soon after the boy drowned, some locals immediately retrieved him even as the police party rushed to the spot. Later the boy was taken to SMHS hospital but was declared brought

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3 injured in wild bear attack in Tral

BASHARAT RASHID Tral: Three persons including a woman were grievously injured in a wild bear attack in Shareefabad-Arigam area of Tral sub district on Monday, official sources said. They said that two among them have been referred to Srinagar’s SMHS & B&J hospital for specialized treatment. However, the condition of injured persons is said to

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55-year-old Pulwama woman dies of covid-19, J&K toll 183

Srinagar, July 13: A 55-year-old woman from Pulwama district died at a hospital here, taking the fatality count due to the virus in J&K to 183. Dr Salim Tak, Medical Superintendent at CD hospital, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 patients here, said that the quinquagenarian was admitted on July

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In Pictures: Lockdown Again

Restrictions on public movement and activities have been imposed in 88 areas notified as COVID-19 red zones in Srinagar. The announcement of re-imposing lockdown was made after a sharp spike in positive cases in the district in the last couple of weeks. Pictures by Zargar Zahoor

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2 JeM Militants Killed In Anantnag Gunfight

Srinagar, July 13: Two militants were killed in gunfight with joint team of police, army and CRPF in Srigufara area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday, police said. “Two militants have been killed. Searches going on,” a police official said. Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar said that among slain militants includes a Pakistani

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Man injured in bear attack in Kangan Ganderbal

Mir Showkat Ganderbal: A man was seriously injured in bear attack near Cherwan Kangan area in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Monday morning. An official said that a man namely Abdul Rashid Tedwa (50) son of Shamas-Ud-Din Tedwa of Thune Kangan was seriously injured nearby Cherwan village. The quinquagenarian was shifted to Sub District Hospital

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Militant Killed In Anantnag Gunfight

Srinagar, July 13: A militant was killed in a gunfight with a joint team of police, army, and CRPF in Srigufara area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday, police said. “One unidentified militant has been killed while the operation is going on. Further details will follow,” a police official said. A woman was also

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Sopore man dies of covid-19, J&K toll 182

Srinagar, July 13: A 46-year-old man from Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district died of covid-19 at a hospital here, taking the death toll due to the virus in J&K to 182. The quadragenarian was suffering from bilateral community acquired pneumonia (CAP) besides “multiple myelomas, thrombocytopenia and electrolyte dysfunction”, Dr G N Itoo, Deputy Commissioner

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357 New Cases Take J&K’s Tally To 10513

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday reported 357 new covid-19 infections, taking the overall tally of the cases in J&K to 10513. Officials said 62 of the news cases were reported from Jammu division and 295 from the Valley. Giving district wise breakup of the cases, sources said Srinagar reported 97, Ganderbal 40, Baramulla 31,

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Strict restrictions ordered in 88 containment zones of Srinagar

SRINAGAR, JULY 12: Restrictions on public movement and activities are being imposed in 88 areas notified as COVID-19 red zones in Srinagar after a sharp spike in positive cases has been reported in the district in the last couple of weeks. The decision to impose restrictions has been taken after recommendations of experts and is

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Roundup: 11-Day-Old Baby Among 10 Die Of Covid-19 In J&K, Toll 181

Srinagar, July 12: An 11-day-old baby from Kulgam was among ten people who died at SKIMS Soura and SMHS hospitals here on Sunday, taking the number of fatalities due to the novel coronavirus in in Jammu and Kashmir to 180. The newborn is the youngest COVID-19 victim in J&K, the officials said. Earlier, a 15-day-old

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75-Year-Old Man From Rambagh Srinagar Dies, J&K Toll 180

Srinagar, July 12: A 75-year-old man from Kulgam succumbed to covid-19 here on Sunday, taking the number of fatalities due to the novel coronavirus in in Jammu and Kashmir to 180. Earlier an 11-day-old baby died and is the youngest COVID-19 victim in J&K, the officials said. before her, a 15-day-old baby from Bemina area

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JK craft exporters’ tryst with e-world debuts with 49th IHGF Fair

Srinagar: As coronavirus pandemic resets the basic rules worldwide, as many as 38 leading craft exporters from Jammu and Kashmir shall make a major push for business recovery in times of social distancing by participating in the six-day-long 49th IHGF Delhi Fair, Virtual Edition, beginning July 13 from SKICC. The Virtual Fair being organized by

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3 Militants Killed In Sopore

Srinagar, July 12: Three militants were killed in a gunfight with a joint team of police, army and CRPF in Reban Sopore area of Baramulla district, officials said. “Three unidentified (militants) were killed. Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition recovered,” police said, adding, “Search going on. Further details shall follow.” Earlier, a joint team of

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Take all measures to curb spike in covid-19 cases: Minister Tells J&K

Srinagar, July 12: Union Minister of State, PMO, Dr. Jitendra Singh on Sunday directed the administration to take all necessary measures and precautions to curb the spike and spread of Covid-19 in Kashmir division. The Union MoS said this while chairing a meeting here today convened to review, monitor and evaluate the situation evolved due

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KU postpones all OFFLINE UG/Professional Exams

Srinagar: ALL Undergraduate/Professional OFFLINE examinations scheduled in the month of July 2020 are hereby postponed due to the imposition of lockdown in Srinagar district, until further notification, Controller of Examinations, University of Kashmir, Prof Farooq A Mir said. Fresh dates for the deferred OFFLINE examinations shall be notified separately, later, he said.

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Covid-19 claims to more lives, J&K toll 178

Srinagar, July 12: Kashmir Valley reported two more deaths due to covid-19 on Sunday, taking the fatality count due to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 178. The victims include a 65-year-old man from Tangmarg in Baramulla district and a 40-year-old man from Habba Kadal of Srinagar. So far seven people have succumbed to

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Owais Appointed DC Bandipora, Bashir Lone VC SDA

Srinagar, July 12: The government on Sunday ordered the transfer of four IAS and KAS officers in the interest of administration with immediate effect. According to an order issued here, Vikas Kundal (IAS), Additional Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Regulatory Authority, Srinagar, holding additional charge of Vice-Chairman, Srinagar Development Authority, MD/CEO, Jammu Mass Rapid Transit Corporation

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