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Governor chairs Security Review Meeting; expresses ‘grief’ over Pulwama killings, Directs Div Com Kashmir to inquire

Governor chairs Security Review Meeting; expresses ‘grief’ over Pulwama killings, Directs Div Com Kashmir to inquire

Jammu: In a meeting involving senior officers of the State and of Central Police Forces, Governor Satya Pal Malik undertook a detailed review of Law and Order and other security related issues at Raj Bhavan here this evening. Governor expressed grief over the loss of lives during the “anti-militancy” operation in Sirnoo area of Pulwama […]

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SAC approves Rs 88911 cr outlay with thrust on development social sectors

SAC approves Rs 88911 cr outlay with thrust on development social sectors

JAMMU:Devised to give a massive push to the public infrastructure, Rs 88911 crore state budget for the fiscal 2019-20 was approved by the State Administrative Council (SAC) headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik. Advisors to the Governor, K Vijay Kumar, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai and Kewal Kumar Sharma, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam and Principal Secretary to […]

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SAC approves establishment of first ever University in Ladakh

SAC approves establishment of first ever University in Ladakh

Jammu: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here this evening under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik approved establishment of first ever University in Ladakh. Advisors to the Governor, K Vijay Kumar, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai and Kewal Kumar Sharma, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam and Principal Secretary to the Governor Umang Narula were present […]

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HIGHLIGHTS OF BUDGET-2019-20

HIGHLIGHTS OF BUDGET-2019-20

Mission Delivering Development Mission Good Governance Building Infrastructure Building Institutions Building System A) Local Governance In the current year Rs 1151.00 crores to be devolved toØ Panchayats and Rs 464.00 crores to Urban Local Bodies. Next year Rs 1422.00 crores for Panchayati RajØ Institutions and Rs 566.00 crores for Urban Local Bodies.  In total, Rs […]

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Budget Statement for 2019-2020

Budget Statement for 2019-2020

The revised estimates for 2018-2019 and budget estimates for 2019-2020 is being presented in the background of last couple of year’s disturbances, political developments, major economic disturbances due to devastating floods of 2014, demonetisation and introduction of GST. As a result, trade and business and other economic activities have not fully recovered and picked up […]

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Dr Lone visits Kote Balwal, inspects progress of Composite Old Age Home

JAMMU, DECEMBER 15: Secretary Social Welfare, Dr. Farooq Ahmad Lone today visited Gaink Kot Balwal to take stock of the ongoing construction work of Composite Old Age Home cum Rehabilitation Home for Children. During the visit, Secretary was informed that the project is coming up at a cost of Rs 9.73 crore which being executed […]

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It is better they finish us off at once. That’s why called for Badamibagh march: JRL

It is better they finish us off at once. That’s why called for Badamibagh march: JRL

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leaders comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik on Saturday said South of Kashmir has been turned into a graveyard for its people especially the youth as “eleven of its residents were killed by the Indian armed forces who went on a rampage in Pulwama, as government of […]

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One more youth killed in Pulwama, civilian toll 2

One more youth killed in Pulwama, civilian toll 2

Basharat Rasheed Pulwama: One more civilian was killed in government forces action against protesting youth near site of a gunfight in Kharpora Sirnoo area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday. Three militants were killed and two army men injured in the gunfight. Hundreds of youth took to streets and clashed with government forces as […]

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Civilian killed, 5 injured as govt forces use live ammunition, pellets in Pulwama

Civilian killed, 5 injured as govt forces use live ammunition, pellets in Pulwama

Basharat Rasheed Pulwama: A civilian was killed and five others injured in government forces action to quell clashes that erupted near the site of a gunfight in Kharpora Sirnoo area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday. Three militants were killed and two army men injured in the gunfight. Hundreds of youth took to streets […]

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SAC approves extension of payment date for power dues by businesses

SAC approves extension of payment date for power dues by businesses

Jammu: The State Administrative Council (SAC) headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik has approved extension of payment date for outstanding power dues for businesses under Amnesty Scheme for one month from the date of issuance of notification in this regard. According to the SAC decision, the extension is, however, applicable with the modification that outstanding […]

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Govt notifies 75 services as ‘Online Only’

Govt notifies 75 services as ‘Online Only’

JAMMU, DECEMBER 14: The Government today declared 75 services in various Departments as ‘Online Only’ as a part of Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP)under Ease of Doing Business (EoDB). “The Government has decided to provide services having direct bearing on the business environment in ‘Online Mode’, to the extent possible, so that the stakeholders can […]

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In a first, JK releases Rs 8 cr corpus for Road Safety Fund

In a first, JK releases Rs 8 cr corpus for Road Safety Fund

Jammu: To arrest the trend of traffic accidents and ensure effective traffic management in the state, the State Government for the first time released Rs 8 crore under Road Safety Fund. This information was given at a high-level meeting chaired by Principal Secretary Transport, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon. The meeting was attended by IGP Traffic, […]

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FCS&CA recovers Rs 3400 fine from erring traders

FCS&CA recovers Rs 3400 fine from erring traders

Srinagar: The Enforcement squad of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Friday charged Rs 3400 fine from eight erring shopkeepers for violation of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955. As per an official handout issued here, the market checking squad headed by Assistant Director Enforcement North and South zones inspected 44 business establishment in M […]

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Extended evening flight timing at Srinagar, Jammu airports from Jan 1

Extended evening flight timing at Srinagar, Jammu airports from Jan 1

Jammu: To give a big push to the tourism sector in particular besides further improving the connectivity with other parts of the country, the Government has decided to extend the timing of evening flights at Jammu and Srinagar airports from 1 January 2019. “The Air Force authorities have been asked to extend watch hours from […]

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Kashmir lawyers body expresses concern over shifting of PSA detainees to outside jails

Kashmir lawyers body expresses concern over shifting of PSA detainees to outside jails

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Friday expressed its serious concern over the shifting of Kashmiri prisoners, detained under Public Safety Act, to different jails outside the State. In a statement issued here, a spokesman of the lawyers body said that it was more concerning jail authorities are not providing the whereabouts of those […]

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Cartoon, quiz competitions held on Day 3 of Youth fest Sonzal at KU

Cartoon, quiz competitions held on Day 3 of Youth fest Sonzal at KU

Srinagar: Around fifty young artists from various degree colleges and Departments of Kashmir University (KU) participated in cartoon making and quiz competition on the third consecutive day of the youth festival Sonzal -2018 at Gandhi Bhawan of the Varsity. Highlighting the challenges of ‘Inflation’ on a common person, the cartoon making competition also included another […]

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Kashmiri prisoners lodged in jails outside J&K denied medical aid: Hurriyat Conference (M)

Kashmiri prisoners lodged in jails outside J&K denied medical aid: Hurriyat Conference (M)

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Friday expressed serious concern over the plight of Kashmiri prisoners lodged in different jails outside J&K, stating majority of the Kashmiri political prisoners are deprived of the basic facilities including medical aid. The Hurriyat Conference said that the political prisoners booked by the NIA and ED under “frivolous” cases are […]

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Bharat Scouts & Guides organizes workshop, Dy. Mayor Chief Guest  

Bharat Scouts & Guides organizes workshop, Dy. Mayor Chief Guest   

Srinagar: Bharat Scouts & Guides on Thursday organised a workshop at Shadab Higher Secondary School, Elahibagh, Srinagar regarding the theme of ‘FREE BEING ME’ in which various students and Teachers participate with full zest. The programme was conducted under the guidance of  Muzafar Tramboo along with other members of Bharat Scouts and Guides. On this occasion, […]

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Kashmir Reader Editor-In-Chief Bereaved

Kashmir Reader Editor-In-Chief Bereaved

Srinagar: Mother of Kashmir Reader editor-in-chief Haji Hayat Mohammad Bhat passed away on Thursday afternoon after brief illness. The entire team of INS expressed solidarity with the bereaved family, particularly Haji Hayat Mohammad Bhat, Haji Abdul Rashid Bhat, chairman spectrum advertising agency and other brothers, Mr Farooq Ahmad Bhat and Mr Zahoor Ahmad Bhat. The […]

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Govt ropes in NIRDPR Hyderabad for capacity building of Sarpanchs, Panchs

Hyderabad: Jammu and Kashmir Government is devising a comprehensive training and capacity building programme for Sarpanchs and Panchs to facilitate them discharge their responsibilities effectively. In this connection a day-long workshop was conducted at the National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) here to fine-tune the training and capacity building module. The workshop […]

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Rangoli, Mehandi competitions held on Day-2 of Youth Fest Sonzal-2018

Rangoli, Mehandi competitions held on Day-2 of Youth Fest Sonzal-2018

Srinagar, Dec 13: Bringing their creative ideas to fruition around 70 students from various Degree Colleges and Departments of the University participated in Rangoli and Mehandi competitions on the second day of the Kashmir University Youth Festival Sonzal-2018. In Rangoli, on the spot two themes were given to the participants, ‘Paradise on Earth’ and ‘Festivals’ […]

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KVJA expresses condolence over demise of KR editor-in-chief’s mother

KVJA expresses condolence over demise of KR editor-in-chief’s mother

Srinagar: KVJA on Thursday expressed heartfelt condolences over the death of mother of Editor-in-Chief of English Daily Kashmir Reader Haji Hayat. She breathed her last today at her Pampore residence. She was 80. “She will be remembered by one and all for being generous and having a great helping nature,” KVJA said in a statement […]

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World not taking notice to HR violation in Kashmir due to presence of Indians in Int’l institutions: Qayoom

World not taking notice to HR violation in Kashmir due to presence of Indians in Int’l institutions: Qayoom

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association president advocate Mian Qayoom on Thursday said that there was need to ponder upon as to why the world does not take notice of “grave” violations of human rights in Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing a seminar organized by the lawyers body here, titled— “The Right to Self-Determination and Human […]

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Hurriyat Conference pays tributes to Sopore youth

Hurriyat Conference pays tributes to Sopore youth

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday paid glowing tributes to two ‘armed youth’ Owais Ahmed Bhat and Tariq Ahmed Dar killed in an encounter at Brath Kalan Sopore. “The sacrifices of these youth are giving a new impetus to the ongoing freedom struggle,” said a spokesman of the amalgam in a […]

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Former IGP Raja Ajaz Ali Resigns from PDP

Former IGP Raja Ajaz Ali Resigns from PDP

Srinagar: Raja Ajaz Ali, who fought the last assembly elections on PDP ticket on Thursday resigned from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday. The former IGP Crime, Ali is the fourth leader to have resigned from the PDP in past one week after former MLAs Haseeb Drabu, Abid Ansari and Abbas Wani. Ali bagged nearly […]

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Govt orders ‘proper’ custody of employees service books

Govt orders ‘proper’ custody of employees service books

Srinagar: The state government has directed all administrative secretaries to ensure proper custody of service-books of the employees working under their administrative control. The service-book of a Government servant is an important document to record all the events in his/her entire service career from the date of his appointment till his retirement. As per Article […]

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Massive clashes erupt after gunfight in Sopore

Massive clashes erupt after gunfight in Sopore

Peerzada Waseem Sopore: Massive clashes erupted on Thursday in Brath villages of Sopore in north Kashmir following a gunfight in which two local militants were killed in an overnight gunfight with government forces. Reports said that youth took to streets and clashed with government forces at Brath village as the joing team of forces were […]

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Amid snowfall, Srinagar-Jammu highway remains closed

Amid snowfall, Srinagar-Jammu highway remains closed

Srinagar: The traffic on the 270-km Srinagar-Jammu Highway, the only road linking Kashmir with rest of the world, remained closed for the second consecutive day due to snowfall on Thursday. Hundreds of vehicles have been stranded since Wednesday afternoon when authorities suspended the traffic on the thoroughfare as snow rendered it slippery. “It is still […]

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2 local LeT militants killed as Sopore gunfight ends

2 local LeT militants killed as Sopore gunfight ends

Peerzada Waseem Srinagar: Two Lashker-e-Toiba militants were killed in an overnight gunfight with government forces in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. The gunfight in Brath Kalan of Sopore erupted last night when joint team of forces laid siege of the village following inputs about the presence of militants. The government forces installed lights […]

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Gunfight rages in Sopore village, internet snapped

Gunfight rages in Sopore village, internet snapped

Peerzada Waseem Srinagar: A gunfight started between militants and government forces in Brath Village of Sopore in north Baramulla district on Wednesday night. Officials said a joint team of army, police and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation and installed lights. As the joint team zeroed in on a suspected house, they said, militants […]

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Hotels not providing better facilities to residing employees to be blacklisted: Director Estates

Hotels not providing better facilities to residing employees to be blacklisted: Director Estates

Srinagar: In order to review the residential facilities being provided to the Move and Non-move employees, Director Estates Tariq Hussain Ganaie in presence of Deputy Director Estates Fayaz Ahmad Fayaz on Wednesday called an urgent meeting with the hoteliers at TRC Srinagar. Director Estates stressed upon all the hoteliers to provide quality food and residential […]

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Govt of India releases Rs 260 cr for 5 New Medical Colleges

Govt of India releases Rs 260 cr for 5 New Medical Colleges

Jammu: Government of India today released Rs 260 crore to the Health and Medical Education Department for 5 New Medical Colleges coming up at Anantnag, Baramulla, Doda, Kathua and Rajouri. According to Principal Secretary, Health & Medical Education, Atal Dulloo, with the latest release of funds by the Government of India, the cumulative release of […]

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Policing in Leh is future of policing: DGP

Policing in Leh is future of policing: DGP

Jammu: The Director General of Police J&K, Dilbag Singh (IPS) accompanied by Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone SP Pani on Wednesday visited Leh and took stock of various issues pertaining to the region. The Director General interacted with the representatives of various religious, social and political organizations at District Police Lines Leh. Appreciating the […]

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Lineman injured while repairing HT line in Pampore

BASHARAT RASHID Awantipora : A lineman of power development department (PDD) was grievously injured while repairing a high tension (HT) wire at Pampore area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Locals said that the incident took place at Wuyan village of Pampore. The lineman Abdul Satar Teli, a resident of Namblabal village in Pampore, town fell […]

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Govt forces launch CASOs in Shopian, Sopore villages

Govt forces launch CASOs in Shopian, Sopore villages

Srinagar: Government forces on Wednesday launched separate Cordon and Search Operations (CASOs) in Trenz village of Shopian district in South Kashmir and Brath village of Sopore northern Baramulla district. Official sources said government forces installed lights in both the villages so that militants don’t escape. However sources said that no contact was established so far in […]

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Sajjad Bazaz placed Head of JK Bank’s IC&KM Department

Sajjad Bazaz placed Head of JK Bank’s IC&KM Department

Srinagar: J&K Bank Editor, Sajjad Bazaz, has been placed Head of Internal Communication & Knowledge Management (IC&KM) Department. After making a notable mark in Corporate Communication affairs of the bank and the banking industry since 2004, he has been now given yet another challenging job to look after internal communication and knowledge management affairs of […]

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Clear snow on Bandipora-Gurez road immediately: Div Com to BEACON

Clear snow on Bandipora-Gurez road immediately: Div Com to BEACON

Srinagar: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed Chief Engineer BEACON to deploy men and machinery on Bandipora-Gurez road to clear snow on the road and restore the connectivity immediately so that the people living in the area do not face any inconvenience. The Divisional Commissioner asked Deputy Commissioner Bandipora to send daily report […]

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Mirwaiz visits Baby Hiba in hospital, demands ban on pellet guns

Mirwaiz visits Baby Hiba in hospital, demands ban on pellet guns

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday demanded an immediate ban on use of pellet guns “which are now being also used against the Kashmiri infants.” Mirwaiz said Kashmir was the only place in the world where lethal pellets are used against a populance with impunity as a means of repression and […]

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Patwar Association Srinagar elects president, vice-president

Patwar Association Srinagar elects president, vice-president

Srinagar: Mehmood-ur-Rehman was on Tuesday unanimously declared as district president Patwar Association Srinagar. Peer Shafat Rasool was elected vice president of district Srinagar in an election conducted for the two posts here. The election was conducted under the surveillance of the state president J&K Sajad Sidiq. All district body associates besides delegates were present.

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PS Finance briefs Governor about Budget

PS Finance briefs Governor about Budget

Jammu, December 12: Sh. Navin Kumar Choudhary, Principal Secretary Finance, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today and briefed him about the ongoing process for preparation of the State Budget 2019-20. Governor emphasized timely presentation of the Budget 2019-20 and stressed ensuring effective management of resources and timely completion of the […]

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Governor accepts Vyas’s resignation as his advisor

Governor accepts Vyas’s resignation as his advisor

Srinagar: The Governor Satya Pal Malik has accept the resignation of B.B. Vyas, as his Advisor to with effect from Today, according a government order issued here. Vyas was one of four advisors to Malik. The 1986-batch IAS officer was previously serving as the chief secretary of Jammu and Kashmir. He would join as Member […]

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Curtails fall on 9-Phased Panchayat Polls: 44.4% in Kashmir, 83.5% in Jammu

Curtails fall on 9-Phased Panchayat Polls: 44.4% in Kashmir, 83.5% in Jammu

Jammu: Kashmir division recorded overall turnout of 44.4% while Jammu division saw 83.5% polling as curtains fall on 9-phased Panchayat elections in the state. In the final phase held on Tuesday, overall poll percentage of 38.8% was witnessed in Kashmir. Giving district-wise details, Chief Electoral Officer J&K said that Kupwara witnessed 53.6% polling in Phase-IX, […]

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Panel finalizes recommendations for setting up of new GDCs

Jammu: A high-level Committee headed by Principal Secretary Finance, Navin K. Choudhary, constituted by the Government to facilitate establishment of new Degree Colleges in the State met here today and reviewed the progress achieved in this regard. Commissioner/Secretary Higher Education, Sarita Chauhan, Secretary School Education, Ajeet Kumar Sahu, Special Secretary Higher Education, Ch. Rashid Azam […]

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Governor expresses ‘grief over loss of policemen’

Governor expresses ‘grief over loss of policemen’

Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik has expressed grief over the loss of lives of policemen who were killed today in a militant attack on a police post at Zainapora in Shopian in south Kashmir . In a message, Governor has prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls and conveyed his sympathies to the bereaved […]

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J&K Bank inaugurates new premises, two ATMs

Srinagar: J&K Bank inaugurated new premises of its Business Unit at Palapora Noorbagh with Automated Teller Machine (ATM) facility besides commissioning one more Teller Machine within the premises of Modern Hospital at Rajbagh Srinagar. The bank’s Executive President Abdul Rashid Sheigan inaugurated the ATM along with Managing Director, Modern Hospital Muzaffar Ahmad Jan amid gathering […]

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38.9% voter turnout in final phase of Panchayat polls; Pulwama sees abysmal 1.4% polling  

38.9% voter turnout in final phase of Panchayat polls; Pulwama sees abysmal 1.4% polling  

Srinagar: Pulwama district of south Kashmir recorded abysmal voter turnout of 1.4% while Kupwara district saw highest 53.6% polling in the final of the 9-phased elections in Kashmir Valley on Tuesday. The polling begun at 8 a.m. and ended at 2 p.m. Pulwama saw voter turnout of 1.4%, Ganderbal 20.9%, Anantnag 24.8%, Budgam 38.8%, Baramulla […]

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IG BSF briefs Guv about present, emerging security scenario

IG BSF briefs Guv about present, emerging security scenario

Jammu: Ram Awtar, IG BSF Jammu Frontier, met Governor Satya Pal Malik the Raj Bhavan here today. Awtar briefed Governor about some of the current issues relating to BSF’s operations in Jammu and about the likely pattern of the emerging security scenario.

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Govt forms panel to redress employees grievances

Govt forms panel to redress employees grievances

Srinagar: The government on Tuesday constituted Service Grievance Committee under the chairmanship of K.K. Sharma, Advisor to the Governor, for redressing service related grievances of Government employees. Besides Sharma, the committee comprises of four members including Umang Narula (IAS) Principal Secretary to governor, Shaleen Kabra(IAS) Principal Secretary I&C Department, Rohit Kansal (IAS), Principal Secretary Planning […]

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1.1% polling in Pulwama; 19% in Anantnag, 15.4% in Ganderbal in final phase of Panchayat polls

1.1% polling in Pulwama; 19% in Anantnag, 15.4% in Ganderbal in final phase of Panchayat polls

Srinagar: Pulwama district of south Kashmir recorded abysmal voter turnout of 1.1% while Kupwara district recorded polling of 41.6% in first four hours of voting in the final phase of the 9-phased elections in Kashmir Valley on Tuesday. The polling begun at 8 a.m. and would continue till 2 p.m. and till noon, Pulwama saw […]

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KU final year law students protest, urge authorities to hold exams in March

KU final year law students protest, urge authorities to hold exams in March

Srinagar: Students of 6th semester law school on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration in campus, urging authorities not to rush through the examination and conduct them in March this year. Most students from 6th semester LLB including those from supplementary shift, assembled outside the office of university’s vice chancellor and staged the protest. “The authorities […]

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