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70 employees suspended for unauthorized absence in Kupwara

Kupwara: On the instructions of District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kupwara Khalid Jahangir, Assistant  Commissioner Revenue (ACR) Kupwara, Bashir Ahmad conducted a surprise visit of various offices in  the district  and found 70 employees were absent from their duties without any authorization.           During the inspections, 20 officials at PHE division Kupwara, 17 at Irrigation and […]

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New scheme for youth, women based SHGs on cards: Div Com           

Srinagar: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today said that government is preparing a new scheme for youth and women based Self Help Groups (SHGs), which is economically more viable, sustainable and creates good employment opportunities.           He further said that self-employment through the constitution of Self Help Groups (SHGs) for youth (within the […]

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JK Bank Postpones PO, Banking Associates Exams scheduled from Feb 21 to 24

JK Bank Postpones PO, Banking Associates Exams scheduled from Feb 21 to 24

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Bank on Monday postponed examinations for Probationary Officer (PO) and Banking Associates scheduled to be held later this week. J&K Bank Chairman Parvez Ahmed said the new dates for the exams will be notified separately. “Lot of queries being received#JKBank exam. Though preparations are done, our partners in exam IBPS, […]

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Army Major, 3 JeM militants among 9 killed in Pulwama; DIG South Kashmir Among 10 injured

Srinagar: Three militants of Jash-e-Mohammad including outfits top commander, four army men, one of them a Major, a policeman and civilian were killed in a fierce gunfight at Pingleena area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday. DIG south Kashmir Amit Kumar and army Brigadier Harbeer Singh were among five officer injured along with five […]

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Kashmiri students in panic, fearing for lives: Farooq, rings up CMs of Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttrakhand

Jammu: National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Monday took up the security related issues of the students and others from the Kashmir Valley with Chief Ministers of Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttrakhand, urging them to ensure their safety and wellbeing. Expressing concern over threats and intimidation to the Kashmiri students in various parts of the […]

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Article 35A: Whenever hearing takes place, people will observe strike in Kashmir, says JRL

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on said that they are in constant touch with the Bar Association as the crucial hearing of article 35 A is again scheduled for February 20 and 21. The list of cases comes to fore in the evening a day […]

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PDP calls Kamal Hassan’s call for plebiscite in Kashmir his ‘desperation’

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party on Monday called Kamaal Hassan’s call for plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir his “desperation”. “There are some casualties (among CRPF men killed in Lethpora Pulwama) from the area he belongs to and he is making such calls in desperation,” said PDP leader Suhail Bukhari, the former media consultant of PDP-BJP Government […]

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In Pictures: Kashmir Shuts Against Attacks On Kashmiris In Jammu, Elsewhere

In Pictures: Kashmir Shuts Against Attacks On Kashmiris In Jammu, Elsewhere

By Zargar Zahoor Srinagar: Normal life came to a grinding halt in Kashmir on Sunday due to a shutdown called by various trade bodies against attacks on people of Kashmiris in Jammu and other parts of India.            All shops and other commercial establishments were closed in Srinagar and elsewhere in […]

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Weatherman forecast widespread rains, snow tomorrow, Feb 20, 21

Weatherman forecast widespread rains, snow tomorrow, Feb 20, 21

Srinagar: Weatherman has forecast widespread rain and snow on tomorrow and on February 20-21 in Jammu Kashmir. An official of the local meteorological department said there was possibility of scattered heavy to very heavy rain and snow or thunderstorms in Jammu region on February 20 and 21. A meteorological department official said Srinagar—the summer capital […]

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Govt issues statement regarding attacks on Kashmiri students outside

Govt issues statement regarding attacks on Kashmiri students outside New Delhi: In the aftermath of Pulwama incident, there have been certain reports of harassment of students from J&K studying outside the state. It may be recalled that the J&K Government has already appointed Liaison Officers (LOs) at six regions across India including Delhi NCR-Meerut, Jaipur-Bhopal, […]

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Safety, security of JK students studying outside reviewed: Govt

Safety, security of JK students studying outside reviewed: Govt

Srinagar: Advisor to the Governor, Mr. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, on Sunday reviewed the safety and security of the students from Jammu and Kashmir studying in different colleges and universities outside the State with the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan. The Divisional Commissioner informed the Advisor that he was in constant touch with the authorities […]

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Withdrawal of security no issue for us: Hurriyat Conference (M)  

Withdrawal of security no  issue for us: Hurriyat Conference (M)  

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Sunday termed withdrawal of police security to three of its members including chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq no issue for it, asserting that with or without these police personnel at the leaders residences all remains the same. “The Government and its propagandist anti-Kashmir media had repeatedly been racking up the issue […]

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Start drive to stop ration pilferage: Div Com to DCs

Start drive to stop ration pilferage: Div Com to DCs

Srinagar: In order to stop hoarding, profiteering and black marketing across the Kashmir valley, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan directed all deputy commissioners (DCs) and FCS&CA department to start intense drive with recently constituted special task force (STF) for regular inspection of stock and supply position of essential commodities. The Divisional Commissioner made these […]

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Beating Kashmiri Students: Div Com establishes helpline

Beating Kashmiri Students: Div Com establishes helpline

Srinagar: The office of Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir today issued an official communiqué informing that a helpline has been established in the office in view of the concerns ventilated by certain quarters, especially those students residing and studying outside the state and to overcome the same. According to the communiqué, the helpline numbers are Additional Commissioner, […]

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Crime Branch books fraudsters, bank officials for cheat J&K Bank 

Crime Branch books fraudsters, bank officials for cheat J&K Bank 

Srinagar: Crime Branch Kashmir has registered a case against a fraudster for availing loan facility from JK Bank by producing fake documents. According the official statement, Crime Branch Kashmir received a communication from Branch Head J&K Bank Branch Zainkote, Srinagar which inter-alia reveals that J&K Bank business unit Zainkote sanctioned a term Loan facility of […]

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Avalanche warning issued for 9 Kashmir districts

Avalanche warning issued for 9 Kashmir districts

Srianagar: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today issued fresh avalanche warning in nine avalanche prone districts of Kashmir division. The warning has been issued for the avalanche prone areas in district Anantnag, Kulgam, Budgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kargil and Leh of J&K state. As per the hand out, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir has […]

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Take strict action ‘without mercy’ against those indulging in violence, arson: Governor to police   

Take strict action ‘without mercy’ against those indulging in violence, arson: Governor to police   

Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik convened a high level meeting at the Raj Bhavan today and reviewed the present law and order situation in the State in the aftermath of a major terror attack on a CRPF convoy and martyring its personnel at Lethpora Awantipora village in Pulwama district on Thursday. The meeting was attended […]

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Mirwaiz denounces thrashing, intimidation to Kashmiris outside Valley

Mirwaiz denounces thrashing, intimidation to Kashmiris outside Valley

Srinagar Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday strongly denounced the thrashing, intimidation and damage to properties of hundreds of Kashmiri students, laborers, businessmen in various Indian states and the Darbar move employees and local Kashmiris putting up in Jammu region of the state. “The fanatic elements have got a great excuse and are […]

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Kashmir Lawyers Protest Against ‘Fanatic Forces’ Who Attacked Muslims In Jammu

Kashmir Lawyers Protest Against ‘Fanatic Forces’ Who Attacked Muslims In Jammu

Srinagar: Members of Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Saturday took out a protest rally here against all the communal and fanatic forces who have carried attacks on Muslims including those from Kashmir in Jammu. The lawyers took out a procession from District Court Complex Moominabad Batamaloo in which hundreds of lawyers participated. The lawyers’ […]

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Major killed in IED explosion along LoC in Rajouri

Srinagar: An army major was killed in an Improvised Explosive Device explosion along Line of Control in Nowshera sector in Rajouri district of Jammu division. Officials said that details were being collected as to how the explosion took place, who planted the IED.

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Police dismisses reports about killing of driver from Annatnag in Jammu as baseless

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Police on Saturday rejected as baseless the reports about killing of a driver from Anatnag district of south Kashmir in Jammu and termed it as an attempt by “miscreant to create law and order problems.” “Fake news is being shared by some social media accounts about killing of Kashmiri drivers from Anantnag […]

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Stranded traffic allowed towards Srinagar from Jammu; Night Temp Drops In Gulmarg, Pahalgam

Srinagar: Authorities have allowed stranded vehicles from Jammu to Srinagar on the strategic highway, a day after it was closed amid fresh landslides in Ramban district. A traffic department official said that debris of landslides was cleared late last night and in wake of the better weather conditions, stranded traffic was allowed to move towards […]

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Fresh attack on Kashmiris in Jammu amid curfew

Srinagar: Notwithstanding curfew, frenzied mobs on Saturday carried fresh attacks on quarters of Kashmiris putting up in Jammu, a day after widespread violence that saw around nearly three dozen vehicles belonging to a particular community reduced to ashes and more than 50 more damaged during a bandh called by the Jammu Chamber of Commerce and […]

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48658 grievances dealt with during Governor’s Rule

Jammu: Since the imposition of Governor’s Rule, during 20th June – 15th February 2019, the Grievance Cell (including Governor’s Secretariat) received 49424 complaints/grievances of which 48658 have been dealt with / forwarded to the concerned quarters for timely redressal while as 766 complaints / grievances are under process. Similarly, on the directions of Governor, all […]

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Advisor Ganai asks DCs to review distribution of foodgrains

Srinagar: Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, today directed all the Deputy Commissioners in the State to review distribution of foodgrains with Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department and report any lapses if any, found. In a statement issued today, Ganai, who is in-charge of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department, asked […]

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Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen: Adil Ahmad Dar Sent Kashmiris Message  

  Srinagar: Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen, one of the constituents of United Jehad Council, an amalgam of various militant outfits, on Friday paid tributes to Adil Ahmad Dar, the JeM affiliate who purportedly carried out the deadliest attack on government forces that claimed 49 CRPF personnel at Lethpora in Pulwama district yesterday. “Adil Ahmad Dar has brought the […]

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‘Regret’ Every Killing On Kashmir Soil; Muscular Military Approach To Counter Political, Human Problem Wreaking Havoc : JRL

‘Regret’ Every Killing On Kashmir Soil; Muscular Military Approach To Counter Political, Human Problem Wreaking Havoc : JRL

Srinagar: Commenting on the incident at Lethpora Pulwama, Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik said that people and leadership of Kashmir “regret every killing that happens on its soil.” “As we witness killing of our loved ones our young, and shoulder their coffins each day, we can […]

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2 KAS officers shifted

Srinagar: Two KAS officers have been shifted by the governor administration in the interest of governance. According to an order issued by the government, Tabish Saleem, Junior Scale KAS officer of 2012-11 batch, presently posted as Block Development Officer, Nagam (Budgam), has been transferred and posted as Under Secretary to the Government, Department of Rural […]

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Pulwama Aftermath: UHQ Meeting Being Held Shortly

Srinagar: Home Rajnath Singh and Governor Satya Pal Malik will co-chair a meeting of Unified Headquarters shortly from now, official sources said on Friday afternoon. They said soon after the arrival, Rajnath Singh attended wreath laying ceremony of the fallen CRPF personnel at Humhama in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. He was accompanied by Governor Satya […]

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Rajnath Singh arrives in Valley, attends wreath laying ceremony of slain CRPF personnel

Srinagar: Rajnath Singh, the Home Minister of India, on Friday attended wreath laying ceremony of the fallen CRPF personnel at Humhama in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. Rajnath Singh also shouldered coffin of one of personnel killed in the deadliest attack ever in the J&K on government forces in 30 years of insurgency and carried it […]

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Ladakh Division To Be Headquartered In Leh and Kargil

Jammu: The Governor, Shri Satya Pal Malik today met the All Party Co-ordination Committee members from Kargil district to understand and resolve the concerns of the people of Kargil regarding the newly formed Ladakh Division. The Co-ordination Committee Members in the delegation were Haji Anayat Ali, Chairman Legislative Council; Shri Feroz Khan, Chairman/ Chief Executive […]

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Rajnath Singh Arriving, To Participate In Wrath Laying Ceremony Of 46 Out of 49 Slain CRPF Men

Srinagar: Home Minister Rajnath Singh is arriving in an short while from now and is likely to attend wrath laying ceremony of 46 out of 49 CRPF personnel killed in one of the deadliest attacks in three decades of insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir. Bodies of three personnel are said to be still missing, almost […]

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Pulwama attack fallout: India withdraws Most Favoured Nation status to Pakistan

Srinagar: The India on Friday withdrew Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to Pakistan even as New Delhi directed its forces to ensure that those behind the Lethpora attack on CRPF that left at least 49 personnel dead are made to pay “heavy cost.” The announcement was Finance Minister Arun Jaitley after Cabinet Committee on Security […]

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Highway Closed After Fresh Landslide

Srinagar: The Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with rest of the world, was closed for traffic after fresh landslides along the thoroughfare in Ramban district on Friday, three days after it was opened partially after remaining shut for one week. Official sources said. “There were fresh landslides near Panthal, Digdol and […]

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Adil Who Carried Only 2nd Car Bombing Attack In 3 Decades Of Insurgency In Kashmir Was Category-C Militant

Srinagar: The Jaish-e-Mohammad affiliate who rammed his vehicle with a bus that was part of a CRPF convoy at Pulwama district’s Lethpora village along Jammu-Srinagar highway on Thursday was categorized in police records as category-C militant. Adil Ahmad Dar, a resident of Kakapora village in southern Kashmir district took up arms last year, was only […]

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Traders body calls for Jammu Bandh tomorrow

Jammu: Chamber Of Commerce on Thursday announced Jammu bandh on Friday against the deadliest attack on CRPF at Lethpora Pulwama on Jammu-Srinagar highway.

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Mirwaiz condemns ‘brutal assault’ on Kashmiris at Chhattisgarh, visits injured students at SMHS

Mirwaiz condemns ‘brutal assault’ on Kashmiris at Chhattisgarh, visits injured students at SMHS

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday visited the SMHS hospital to inquire about the health of dozens of students who were injured in an explosion inside a school in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday. Mirwaiz met the injured students and inquired about the treatment being provided to them besides praying […]

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Market checking, vigil on Kashmir-bound food-laden trucks: Dr Kabir

Market checking, vigil on Kashmir-bound food-laden trucks: Dr Kabir

Jammu: On the directions of Commissioner Food Safety, Dr. Abdul Kabir Dar, various food markets across the state were inspected for ensuring the availability of safe and wholesome food to the consumers. Keeping in view the frequent closure of Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, the enforcement officers of the Commissionerate checked the quality of food items including […]

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Prevailing weather system peaking tonight: MeT, forecast heavy wet spell from Kathua to Banihal

Prevailing weather system peaking tonight: MeT, forecast heavy wet spell from Kathua to Banihal

Srinagar:  The weather system across Jammu and Kashmir will intensify and peaks in the night with heavy showers expected in Jammu division, meteorological department said here on Thursday. “Heavy spell of rain/snow/ thunder storm is expected from Kathua to Banihal from today afternoon to tomorrow morning,” a senior MeT official said. He said Srinagar – […]

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Nocturnal CASO Pulwama village

Nocturnal CASO Pulwama village

Mudasir Maqbool Pulwama : Government forces launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Rakh Chilren village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama village on late Wednesday night. Officials said that army’s 44 RR and J&K SOG launched the CASO after receiving specific Input about presence of militants in the area. Searches were underway in the area when this report was […]

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44 officers shifted in major reshuffle in police ahead of polls in Kashmir  

44 officers shifted in major reshuffle in police ahead of polls in Kashmir  

Srinagar: Ahead of the announcement of elections which will pave way for model code of conduct, the state government on Wednesday ordered transfer of 44 police officers. According to an order issued by State’s home department, SSP Srinagar Imtiyaz Ismail Parray has been transferred and posted as officer on special duty with Advisor to Governor […]

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Man shot at in Nowpora Tral

BASHARAT RASHID TRAL: Unknown gunmen fired upon a person at Nowpora area of Tral in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on late Wednesday evening. Reports reaching INS said that unknown gunmen fired upon Lateef Ahmad Ganie son of Mohammad Jabbar Ganie at Nowpora Tral, resulting in injuries to him. Lateef, who has suffered injuries to his […]

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JRL withdraws Shutdown Call For Tomorrow

JRL withdraws Shutdown Call For Tomorrow

 Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership said that the protest strike call against hearing of 35A case in Supreme Court of India on February 14 has been withdrawn after the lawyers conveyed to the leadership that in the cause list issued by the Supreme Court at 7 pm today,it is not listed for hearing tomorrow . The […]

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3000 trucks, 504 oil tankers, 3400 LMVs reach Kashmir Valley: Div Com

3000 trucks, 504 oil tankers, 3400 LMVs reach Kashmir Valley: Div Com

Srinagar: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan on Thursday said that on the strict directions of Governor Satya Pal Malik, Advisors, BVR Subrahmanyam, the Divisional Administration of the valley worked round the clock to review the situation daily and now the situation is totally under control and stabilized regarding the essential commodities and other […]

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No Fresh Traffic To Be Allowed On Highway Tomorrow

No Fresh Traffic To Be Allowed On Highway Tomorrow

Srinagar: The authorities on Wednesday said that tomorrow only stranded traffic would be allowed to move on Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with rest of the world. “Keeping in view the advisory issued by MeT deptt. there may be chances of heavy snowfall/rain in J&K,  may lead to disruption on highway. […]

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Tral: MNREGA contractors demand release of outstanding payments

Tral: MNREGA contractors demand release of outstanding payments

BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama: Contractors who have carried various works under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) in Tral expressed resentment against Rural Development authorities  for its failure to release outstanding payments. The contractors said due to non-payment they are facing immense problems. “Labourers are making rounds to get payment while our families also […]

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Guv regrets explosion inside Pulwama school , announces ex-gratia of Rs. 50,000

Guv regrets explosion inside Pulwama school , announces ex-gratia of Rs. 50,000

Jammu: Governor  Satya Pal Malik has  deeply regretted the unfortunate incident of an explosion at a school in Pulwama in which many students were injured. Governor has prayed for speedy recovery of all the children and announced an ex-gratia amount of Rs. 50,000 for all those injured. He has directed the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to […]

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Govt extends joining time by Feb 21 for newly appointed Medical Officers

Govt extends joining time by Feb 21 for newly appointed Medical Officers

Jammu: Keeping in view the inclement weather condition in the state, the government on Wednesday extended the joining time of the newly appointed Medical Officers by February 21 to enable them reach their places of posting without facing any trouble. The order for the extension of joining time in respect of candidates (appointees) who have […]

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Srinagar traders fined Rs 60100 by Legal Metrology  

Srinagar traders fined Rs 60100 by Legal Metrology  

Srinagar: The field executives of Legal Metrology department today conducted extensive market inspections in the city and booked 15 erring traders for violating Legal Metrology Laws. The defaulters included Vegetable Seller, Poultry, Kiryana Sellers, Fruit Sellers, Petrol pump and others. The offenders were penalised on spot and an amount of Rs.60,100/- was collected as penal […]

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12-year-old girl killed as vehicle turns turtle in Pattan

12-year-old girl killed as vehicle turns turtle in Pattan

Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: A 12-year-old girl was killed on the spot when a vehicle she was travelling in met with an accident in Baramulla district of north Kashmir, officials said on Wednesday. They said that one Xylo vehicle (JK09-8170) on way from Kupwara to Srinagar slipped and rolled down near Zangam petrol pump at Pattan […]

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