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Firing by police sentry creates panic in Pulwama

Firing by police sentry creates panic in Pulwama

Basharat RashidSrinagar: Panic gripped villages adjacent to police station Pulwama when a police sentry fired few rounds in air after observing some suspicious movement on Wednesday evening, locals and officials said. SSP Pulwama said there was some suspicious movement near police Pulwama Station and “alert sentry fired few rounds in air.” Locals said that there […]

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2 soldiers among five injured in Uri accidents

2 soldiers among five injured in Uri accidents

Srinagar: Two army personnel were among five persons who suffered injuries in two separate accidents at Uri in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday. Two army personnel and a porter were injured after their vehicle turned turtle in Nawarunda, Uri. The injured persons,w hose identity could not be ascertained immediately, were shifted to a nearby […]

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August 15: Day In Pictures

August 15: Day In Pictures

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Ponder seriously what exactly has been gained from endless turmoil: Vohra to all leaders

Ponder seriously what exactly has been gained from endless turmoil: Vohra to all leaders

Srinagar: In his I-Day speech, Governor N N Vohra on Wednesday appealed to the leaders of all the political parties in State, and “to all those at the helm of various social, cultural, religious and other influential organizations,” to ponder most seriously over what exactly has been gained from the endless turmoil, the continuing human […]

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Mehbboba chairs PDP meet, discusses need to safeguard Article 35A

Mehbboba chairs PDP meet, discusses need to safeguard Article 35A

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday held a detailed meet with her party ’s top leadership over the per cent political situation and measures needed to be taken to defend Article 35-A at country’s top court. PDP chief spokesman Rafi Ahmad Mir in a statement issued here said PDP President and […]

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Governor hosts I-Day ‘At Home’

Governor hosts I-Day ‘At Home’

Srinagar: Governor N. N. Vohra and the First Lady, Mrs. Usha Vohra, hosted an ‘At Home’ at the Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre, here this evening, to celebrate the Independence Day. Dr. Nirmal Kumar Singh, Speaker, Legislative Assembly; Justice Gita Mittal, Chief Justice of High Court; Omar Abdullah, former Chief Minister; K. Vijay Kumar, and Khurshid […]

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Vohra reviews sanitation campaign in Yatra area

Vohra reviews sanitation campaign in Yatra area

Srinagar:  On the directions of Governor N.N. Vohra, Chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board is conducting an 8 day Sanitation cum Camp Cleaning Drive in two phases of all the Yatra Camps and along the Tracks. Umang Narula, Chief Executive Officer of the Shrine Board informed the Governor in […]

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In meeting with Altaf Bukhari, Vohra calls for high voter turnout in Municipal, Panchayat polls

In meeting with Altaf Bukhari, Vohra calls for high voter turnout in Municipal, Panchayat polls

Srinagar: Altaf Bukhari, Member J&K Legislative Assembly from Amirakadal, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan On Wednesday. Bukhari welcomed Governor’s decision for conducting elections to Municipalities and Panchayats and informed him about several serious developmental issues relating to his Constituency which require high priority attention, according to an official statement issued here. […]

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5 KAS Officers Transferred

5 KAS Officers Transferred

Srinagar: The governor administration on Tuesday ordered transfer of five KAS officers in the interest of administration. According to an order issued here, Paramjeet Singh, KAS, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Marh, has been transferred and posted as General Manager, J&K SRTC, Jammu, vice Dhirender Sharma. Rashida Akhter, KAS, Deputy Director, ICDS, Social Welfare, Kashmir, has been transferred […]

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Governor remits life imprisonment of 7 convicts

Srinagar: In exercise of the powers conferred under Section 34 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, Governor N N Vohra on Tuesday that the remaining term of the seven life convict prisoners shall be remitted with effect from 15th August 2018. The convicts whose life imprisonment has been remitted include, Bashir Ahmad S/o Sharief R/o Gopala […]

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Peace will contribute towards establishment of fruitful Indo-Pak relations: Vohra

Peace will contribute towards establishment of fruitful Indo-Pak relations: Vohra

Srinagar: Governor N. N. Vohra on Tuesday expressed hope that the new leadership in Pakistan will recognize the futility of continuing with its “terrorist agenda” in J&K and accept that peace between two countries will contribute towards the establishment of fruitful relations, growing trade, prosperity and all around mutual benefits. “In the past over four […]

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Governor calls for regular follow-up of court cases pertaining to recruitments

Governor calls for regular follow-up of court cases pertaining to recruitments

Srinagar: Governor N. N. Vohra has asked Chief Secretary to ensure that all Administrative Secretaries and the recruiting agencies respond promptly in every case in which there are “Stay Orders” from competent courts and ensure that the prolonged pendency of such cases does not result in delaying the recruitment processes. Governor observed “the concerned Departments, […]

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HC forms 2 judges panel to examine trials under Protection of Children from Sexual Violence Ordinance

HC forms 2 judges panel to examine trials under Protection of Children from Sexual Violence Ordinance

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has constituted a committee of two judges to examine and monitor to progress the trials under the provisions of Jammu and Kashmir Protection of Children from Sexual Violence Ordinance 2018. The Chief Justice constituted a comprising Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey and Justice Sindhu Sharma to examine and monitor the […]

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Questioning Art 35 A will re-open Accession debate: Omar  

Questioning Art 35 A will re-open Accession debate: Omar  

Srinagar: Former Chief Minister and National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said any attempts to tinker with Art 35A will have serious ramifications and would inevitably reopen the debate on J&Ks accession with the Union of India. Addressing the monthly Provincial Committee (Kashmir) Meeting at party Headquarters ‘Nawa-e-Subha’ in Srinagar, the NC Vice […]

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Govt shifts 19 officers

Govt shifts 19 officers

Srinagar: Government on Monday transferred as many as 19 officers, most of the KAS, in the interest of administration. According to a government order, Farooq Ahmad Rather, KAS, Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Water-Shed Management Programme, is transferred and posted as Director Urban Local Bodies, Kashmir. Sudershan Kumar, KAS, Additional Secretary to the Government, Department of […]

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Soldier killed near LoC in Kupwara  

Soldier killed near LoC in Kupwara  

Srinagar: A soldier was killed in a ‘sniper fire’ by Pakistan Rangers at Tanghdar sector along the Line of Control in north Kashmir Kupwara district on Monday. A police officer said that Pakistan Rangers fired upon the army posts along the LoC in Tanghdar. In the incident, a soldier was injured and airlifted to army’s […]

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Woman health official among 4 killed in Poonch accident

Woman health official among 4 killed in Poonch accident

Poonch: A woman health official was among four killed and seven other persons injured in a road accident in mountainous Poonch district of Jammu region late on Monday afternoon. Reports said that a Tata Sumo (JK02AC-0074) overturned and rolled down into a deep gorge near Gursai Mohre in the district.  Eleven persons boarding it were […]

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Municipal Polls: Last date for filing claims, objections extended

Municipal Polls: Last date for filing claims, objections extended

SRINAGAR: According to Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, the last date for filling claims and objections for Municipal electoral rolls has been extended. In a notification issued here this evening, CEO, ShaleenKabra said the last date for filing of claims and objections is extended up to August 18, 2018. Further, last date for disposal of claims and […]

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Vohra gets brief of Batamaloo gunfight, I-Day arrangements  

Vohra gets brief of Batamaloo gunfight, I-Day arrangements  

Srinagar, August 13: Baseer Khan, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Muneer Ahmad Khan, ADGP Law and Order and S.P. Pani, IGP Kashmir, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan on Monday. The ADGP briefed Governor about the details of the counter-militancy operation in Batmaloo area on Sunday morning and the surveillance arrangements which have since […]

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Rains inundate Bilal-abad Tral, authorities cite fund crunch

Rains inundate Bilal-abad Tral, authorities cite fund crunch

Basharat RashidTral: Rainfall during night has inundated Bilal-abad area of Tral in South Kashmir, creating problems for locals particularly school going students. Locals said that they were facing inconveniences due to lack of drainage facilities and whenever it rains, the area gets waterlogged. A local Abdul Majeed told INS that people are suffering and authorities […]

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44 illegal, unauthorized clinics sealed so far: Govt

Srinagar: While 44 illegal and unauthorized clinics have been sealed so far, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Monday directed all Deputy Commissioners of the valley including Leh and Kargil to seal all illegal and unauthorized clinics and testing laboratories immediately so that poor patients do not fall prey to fake medicos. The […]

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Illegal, unscientific mining practices causes damage to water bodies, Div Com asks DCs to stop it forthwith  

Illegal, unscientific mining practices causes damage to water bodies, Div Com asks DCs to stop it forthwith  

Srinagar: Taking a strong cognizance illegal and unscientific mining practices, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Monday directed all Deputy Commissioners to stop the illegal extraction of minerals like Sand and Bajri from rivers, tributaries and streams immediately and take strict legal action against the violators. The Divisional Commissioner issued these directions while reviewing […]

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Govt forms panel to look into issues of SSA, other teachers; to submit interim report by Aug 16

Govt forms panel to look into issues of SSA, other teachers; to submit interim report by Aug 16

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday constituted a committee to devise a “comprehensive strategy” to review the issues of all School teachers in the School Education Department including those funded under the ongoing Centrally Sponsored Scheme ‘Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’ (SSA) and suggest solutions. With administrative Secretary Finance Department as chairman, the five member panel […]

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Man shot dead by unknown gunmen in Muran Pulwama

Man shot dead by unknown gunmen in Muran Pulwama

By Mudasir MaqboolPulwama : Unknown gunman shot dead a man in Banpora Murran village of Pulwama district in south Kashmir last night, officials said on Monday. Reports said that gunshots were heard in Murran Village around 10pm on Sunday and a bullet-riddled body was found early today morning. The body has been identified as that […]

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AYUSH/ISM Doctors, Pharmacists hail Dr. Abdul Kabir’s appointment as Chairman Scientific Committee

Srinagar: AYUSH/ISM Doctors and Pharmacists of J&K have appreciated Government of India for appointing Dr. Abdul Kabir as Chairman Scientific Committee at national level. In a statement issued here, they also highlighted achievements in the department of ISM during the period of Dr. Abdul Kabir Dar, Commissioner Food Safety and Standards, Ex. Secretary Technical H&ME […]

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Eid-ul-Azha on August 22

Eid-ul-Azha on August 22

Srinagar: The first day of Eid-ul-Azha will be celebrated on August 22, according to Pakistan’s Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee. The decision was announced by committee’s Chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman on Sunday following the sighting of the Zilhaj moon. The announcement was preceded by meetings of the moon-sighting committee and other zonal committees in all provincial capitals […]

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‘Over 16 lakh fine realized from erring business operators in 3 months’

‘Over 16 lakh fine realized from erring business operators in 3 months’

Srinagar: The Commissionerate of Food Safety department during last three month have lifted 706 samples of different food articles for analytical purposes out of which 192 has been found not conforming the standards prescribed under Food Safety & standards Act, 2006 and accordingly precautions under different provision of FSS Act have been lodged in the competent courts of […]

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Asiya, aides provided ‘stale food’ in polythene packets in scorching heat in Tihar jail: Hurriyat (M)

Asiya, aides provided ‘stale food’ in polythene packets in scorching heat in Tihar jail: Hurriyat (M)

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Sunday strongly condemned the continuous arrest of Dukhtaran-e-Milat chief Asiya Andrabi and her two aides—Fehmeeda Sofi and Nahida Nasreen at New Delhi’s Tihar Jail in a “frivolous case by the NIA” against them. “The DeM chief is already suffering from multiple ailments and has been now […]

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Budgam man killed for ‘affair with girl’: Police

Budgam man killed for ‘affair with girl’: Police

Srinagar: Police have arrested three persons for allegedly murdering a man suspecting that he was having an affair with sister of one of the accused. A police spokesperson said that On June 27, Police Station Chrar-i-Sharief received a complaint from Ghulam Mohammad Dar of Watkulu that his son Samir Ahmad Dar was missing from June […]

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Sexagenarian woman suffers pellet injuries in eye in Pulwama village

Mudasir MaqboolPulwama : A sexagenarian woman suffered injuries in her eye due to pellets fired by government forces during clashes in Sirnoo village of Pulwama district in south Kashmir on Sunday. Reports reaching INS said that government forces allegedly fired pellets at Saja (65) wife of Mohammad Assan Kar at Sirnoo Pulwama. The woman was […]

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Batamaloo encounter in pictures

Batamaloo encounter in pictures

Zahoor Zargar Clockwise: Police and Paramilitary forces are seen in Batamloo where encounter between militants and government forces took place, leading to killing of a SOG personnel and injuries to five persons, four of the men in uniform and another a civilian; Officers of police and civil administration offer salute to slain cop at an […]

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Governor inaugurates First Harvest of High Density Apples at SKUAST-K

Governor inaugurates First Harvest of High Density Apples at SKUAST-K

Srinagar: Governor N.N. Vohra inaugurated the First Harvest of the High Density Plantation of Apples at the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-K on Sunday by plucking some fruit from among the several varieties of High Density apples in the SKUAST-K Orchard. Governor lauded the initiatives of Prof. Nazeer Ahmed, Vice Chancellor, and his […]

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Youth killed, 2 others injured in Tosamaidan blast

Srinagar: One person was killed and two others injured in a blast at Tosamaidan area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Sunday. A police officer said an explosion occurred at Tosamaidian area Sunday afternoon, injuring three persons who were shifted to nearby Primary Health Centre. One of them, Waseem Ahmad Najar was shifted to SKIMS […]

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Force resort to aerial firing in Pulwama village amid CASO

Force resort to aerial firing in Pulwama village amid CASO

Mudasir MaqboolPulwama: Government forces on Sunday resort to aerial firing to disperse a group of protesters at Sirnoo area in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The protests ensued soon after a joint team of police and army launched a cordon-and-search operation about the presence of 2-3 militants. More reinforcement were rushed towards Sirnoo and when this […]

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SOG personnel killed in Batamaloo encounter, militants escape  

SOG personnel killed in Batamaloo encounter, militants escape  

Srinagar: A personnel from Special Operations Group (SOG) was killed and another along with three CRPF men suffered injuries in an encounter with militants near the Unani hospital at Batamaloo here on Sunday, police said. The brief gunfight ended as militants managed to escape from the site, a few kilometers away from Bakshi Stadium, the […]

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40 IAS, KAS Officers Shifted: Hafiz-Ullah Posted Commissioner SMC   

40 IAS, KAS Officers Shifted: Hafiz-Ullah Posted Commissioner SMC   

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government on Saturday ordered transfer of 40 officers including IAS and KAS, in the interest of administration. Sarmad Hafeez (IAS), Special Secretary to the Government, Information Department, holding charge of Administrative Secretary, Information Department, shall also hold the charge of the post of Administrative Secretary, Youth Services and Sports Department, […]

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CUK holds program on ‘Mental Wellness and Youth’

CUK holds program on ‘Mental Wellness and Youth’

Srinagar: The Inner Call Forum for Evolution, Development and Awareness, in collaboration with the Department of Student Welfare, Central University of Kashmir (CUK) and Hope Ray organized a one-day awareness program on ‘Mental Wellness & Youth’ on the university campus here on Saturday. Speaking on the occasion,  Prof. (Dr.) Ranbir Singh, founder Vice-Chancellor of National Law University, Delhi, urged […]

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Call off attachments, submit report by Aug 20: School Education Deptt to CEOs

Srinagar: The School Education Department has asked all the Chief Education Officers (CEOs) to detach the attached Masters, Teachers and other staff to their substantive places of posting and submit action taken report by 20 August 2018. In a circular issued by the School Education Department, it has been, however, made clear that while implementing […]

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Kashmir Harvard Educational Institute wins best school award at Delhi summit

Kashmir Harvard Educational Institute wins best school award at Delhi summit

Srinagar: Kashmir Harvard Educational Institute was awarded Best School award in the field of “Innovative Practices For Academic Excellence” at 12th World Education Summit, New Delhi. Amongst the 650 Schools nominated, only 26 schools got the privilege for being awarded with Best Schools in different fields all over India. “Credit goes to the management, teaching […]

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J&K Bank among 5 toppers in digital payment transactions

J&K Bank among 5 toppers in digital payment transactions

Srinagar: While falling in line with the national mission, ‘Digital India campaign’, J&K Bank has figured among top 5 banks in achieving targets in digital payment transactions. Pursuing an annual target of 4 crore digital transaction for the current financial year, 2018-19, the bank has captured 1.17 crore digital payment transactions in the first quarter […]

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Arrested ‘mastermind’ behind Mansbal blast: Police

Mir ShowkatSrinagar: Police on Friday said to have arrested “mastermind” behind explosive blast in which thirteen local visitors including minors and students were injured at Mansbal Park on June 17. “The accused was absconding after the blast,” a police spokesman said in a statement issued here. Police identified him as Mohammad Imran sofi son of […]

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Govt asks employee to attend I-Day function as part o official duty

Srinagar: The state government on Friday ordered its workforce to attend main Indian I-Day function in Srinagar on August 15 as part of their official duty. “Independence Day is an important national event celebrated on 15th August each year. It is duty of every government servant to attend the function which commemorate on important turning […]

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Govt committed to restore pristine glory of Gilsar, Khushalsar Lakes: Div Com

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan on Friday said that government is committed to restore the pristine glory of Gilsar and Khushalsar lakes which lies at the northern side of capital city. The Divisional Commissioner made these remarks while chairing a high-level meeting to review the measures taken for conservation of Gilsar and Khushalsar […]

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Govt accepts resignation of 10 medicos

Srinagar: The Government today accepted resignation of 10 doctors forwarded by the Director Health Services, Jammu. The doctors whose resignation has been accepted include Dr Pankaj Gupta, Consultant Anesthesia; Dr Naveen Bhagat, Medical Officer; Dr MusaratJabeen, Medical Officer; Dr Aneet, Medical Officer; Dr Himanshu Sharma (MS Surgery); Dr Sheetal Ganjoo (MD Pead) Medical Officer; Dr Sanjay […]

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Army Commander visits Baramulla

Army Commander visits Baramulla

Srinagar: The Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh visited the forward areas of Kashmir region to review the prevailing security situation on the Line of Control. On the second day of his visit, the Army Commander visited the frontier district of Uri and Baramulla, wherein he was briefed on the counter infiltration grid and […]

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No court has jurisdiction to tamper with 1927 state subject laws: Mirwaiz

No court has jurisdiction to tamper with 1927 state subject laws: Mirwaiz

Srinagar:  Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that no court has the jurisdiction to tamper with the 1927 hereditary state subject laws of J&K because UN resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing the Friday gathering at Jamia Masjid Srinagar, He said UN resolution clearly state that the citizens of J&K are to […]

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Army commander reviews security

Army commander reviews security

Srinagar: The Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh arrived in Srinagar on a two-day visit to the Kashmir Valley on Thursday. The visit is to review the prevailing security situation in the wake of recent counter infiltration and counter militancy operations which led to elimination of many militants. Accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander […]

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Govt to approach GoI to seek special fiscal relief to complete pending projects

Govt to approach GoI to seek special fiscal relief to complete pending projects

Srinagar: In a significant move, Governor N N Vohra on Thursday asked the State Planning, Development and Monitoring Department to urgently prepare a comprehensive State-wide list of all development projects which have been pending for years for want of the required financial resources resulting in speedily growing cost overruns. He also called for an assessment […]

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From November, office timings to be from 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

From November, office timings to be from 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here under the chairmanship of Governor, N N Vohra accorded approval to the change in the working hours in Government offices to be operational from November 1. The decision was based on the recommendations of the Pay Committee on the implementation of 7th Pay Commission and in […]

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PDP, BJP continue to be in tactical alliance: Omar

PDP, BJP continue to be in tactical alliance: Omar

‘Elaborate Report on 35A hasn’t been submitted in SC since one year’Chadoora: National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah on Thursday said that there was no doubt left anymore that PDP and BJP continue to be in a tactical alliance despite BJP’s withdrawal of support to the coalition. He said this had against become clear when […]

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