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Focus shifts on assembly polls: J&K’s CEO convenes meeting with officers on Friday

Focus shifts on assembly polls: J&K’s CEO convenes meeting with officers on Friday

Srinagar: A day after BJP top leadership asked its men to be ready of election to the state legislature on October-November, the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday convened a meeting with all officers in the state on August 2. The meeting at 2:30 p.m. on Friday would be held via video […]

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ED quizzes Farooq Abdullah in JKCA scam in Chandigarh

ED quizzes Farooq Abdullah in JKCA scam in Chandigarh

Srinagar: Farooq Abdullah, National conference president and parliamentarian, is being quizzed by enforcement directorate in connection with alleged JKCA scam, in Chandigarh, according to reports. Farooq is being questioned under PMLA in Chandigarh, news channels reporter. In 2016, former three time chief minister of the state, Farooq was charged by the CBI in a corruption […]

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Katra sees record rainfall, shuts Highway-1C

Katra sees record rainfall, shuts Highway-1C

Srinagar: Katra town in Reasi district of the Jammu and Kashmir which also serves as base camp for the Hindu pilgrims visiting Vaishno Devi Shrine, recorded highest rainfall in eleven years, Director Meteorological department said on Wednesday. The record rainfall also caused landslides and shooting stones, leading to suspension of traffic movement on Highway-1C (Katra-Reasi-Pouni-Shivkhori). […]

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SAC sanctions regular Principals for 6 GMCs across State

SAC sanctions regular Principals for 6 GMCs across State

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the appointment of Principals for Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar and five new GMCs of Anantnag, Baramulla, Doda, Kathua and Rajouri on regular basis. SAC approved appointment of Dr Parvaiz Ahmed Shah (Professor) as Principal GMC […]

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24×7 Free Ambulance Service in J&K soon; People can dial 102-108 to avail the service

24×7 Free Ambulance Service in J&K soon; People can dial 102-108 to avail the service

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved operationalization of the 102-108 Toll Free Ambulance Service in the state. 102-108 free Ambulance Service will provide round the clock transportation to the patients requiring immediate medical care especially critical, Trauma, accidental victims, pregnant women & sick children. […]

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Work in double shifts to complete Bakshi Stadium constructions: Div Com to NPCCL

Work in double shifts to complete Bakshi Stadium constructions: Div Com to NPCCL

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Baseer Ahmad Khan on Tuesday visited Bakshi Stadium where he inspected ongoing development works in the stadium. The Divisional Commissioner was briefed about the progress of works executed by National Project Construction Corporation Limited (NPCCL). The Divisional Commissioner issued strict directions to the executing agency to expedite the work on the project […]

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Govt for reducing infant mortality rate to single digit by 2022

Govt for reducing infant mortality rate to single digit by 2022

Srinagar: while Jammu and Kashmir Government has been able to achieve remarkable improvement in multiple indicators related to maternal and child health in the recent years—with notable progress in reducing infant mortality rate (IMR) across the Himalayan State. In this regard, a marathon meeting was convened under the chairmanship of Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical […]

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Clashes erupt in Tral after local JeM commander killed

Clashes erupt in Tral after local JeM commander killed

BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama: Massive clashes erupted in Tral town of this south Kashmir district after a top commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad was killed in a gunfight with government forces in Anantnag. Officials said Jaish’s top commander Fayaz Ahmad, a resident of Panzoo Tral, was killed along with his associate in a gunfight with the forces at […]

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Woman among 2 persons injured as India, Pak armies exchange fire in Tanghdar

Woman among 2 persons injured as India, Pak armies exchange fire in Tanghdar

Tassaduq Hussian Kupwara: Two civilians suffered injuries as Indi and Pakistan troops exchanged fire and mortar shells in alleged violation of ceasefire along the Line of Control in Kupwara’s Tanghdar sector. Officials here said that Pakistani troops targeted the forward Jabdi posts of Indian Army which was retaliated, triggering of exchange of heavy motor shells […]

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JKNC DEVSAR holds one day party worker’s convention at Qazigund

JKNC DEVSAR holds one day party worker’s convention at Qazigund

  Qazigund: JKNC Devsar held a day long party worker’s convention under the leadership of Mohammad Rafiq Khan here on Tuesday While addressing the well gathering of party worker’s at Dakbanglow Qazigund Khan appealed people of Devsar to join hands with National Conference for a new beginning, away from sadness and cynicism. which will give […]

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Ensure adequate safety measures in school buses: Samoon

Ensure adequate safety measures in school buses: Samoon

Srinagar: Principal Secretary Transport Department Dr Asghar Hassan Samoon today chaired a meeting to take review of measures regarding the safety and security of children in school buses. The meeting was attended by RTO Kashmir Ikramullah Tak, senior officers of the Transport Department, Private Schools Association President G N Var, Parents Association of Private schools […]

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PDP worker shot at in Pulwama, hospitalised

PDP worker shot at in Pulwama, hospitalised

BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama: A PDP worker was shot at and injured by unknown gunmen in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Monday evening. Sources said that the PDP worker Lateef Ahmad shah was shot at when he was working his orchard at his native village in Mitrigam village of Pulwama. “He was shot at in […]

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SHRC orders FIR against Patwari who ‘eat up’ half of ex-gratia of NoKs of militancy victim

SHRC orders FIR against Patwari who ‘eat up’ half of ex-gratia of NoKs of militancy victim

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission on Monday ordered registration of an FIR against a Patwari (revenue official) for his official misconduct by paying only Rs. 50,000 against the sanctioned ex-gratia relief amount of Rs. One lakh to the NoKs of a militantcy victim in Kupwara district of north Kashmir. SHRC member Jang Bahadur Singh […]

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Delegation of Foreign Media meets Governor

Delegation of Foreign Media meets Governor

Srinagar: A delegation of foreign media comprising Mr. Alexandre Marchand, Correspondent AFP (France); Ms. Philomene Remy, Correspondent, France 24 for India and South Asia; Mr. Alban Alvarez, Correspondent cum Cameraman, France 24; Mr. Alexander Huntley Travelli, Correspondent, The Economist (U.K); Mr. Alasdair Lambert Pal, Correspondent, Reuters; Ms. Sibylle Licht, Bureau Chief, ARD German T.V. and […]

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60 kanal forest land retrieved in Kehmil Division

Srinagar: The State’s Forest Department today retrieved 60 kanals of forest land from encroachers in Compartment No.45.NH and 46/NH in Kichhama forests of Kehmil Forest Division. A team led by Naihari Range Officer was attacked by encroachers with stones. They offered stiff resistance but the forest officials remained undeterred and successfully freed the land from […]

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Governor condoles demise of Jaipal Reddy

Srinagar: Governor Satya Pal Malik has expressed grief over the sad demise of former Union Minister Jaipal Reddy. In a condolence message, Governor has conveyed his sympathy to the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed soul.

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Family of Anantnag man contest Gujarat ATS’s claims

Family of Anantnag man contest Gujarat ATS’s claims

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: The family members of Mohammad Yaseen Bhat, who was arrested on Thursday last, have contested claims by Anti-Terror Squad of Gujarat police that he is ‘prime conspirator’ in Akshardhar temple blast in 2002. Mohammad Yaseen son of Ghulma Mohiuddin Bhat of Batpora Khanabal Anantnag was arrested on Thursday midnight by Gujarat Police’s […]

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Weatherman sees possibility of snowfall in parts of Kashmir Valley including Cave Shrine area today

Weatherman sees possibility of snowfall in parts of Kashmir Valley including Cave Shrine area today

Srinagar: Weatherman on Sunday forecast snowfall in parts of Kashmir’s upper reaches including Amarnath Shrine cave. It is raining since morning at most districts of the state and Director meteorological department said there will be gradual decrease in rainfall. He said although no major change was expected, there was possibility of significant fall in temperature […]

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In absence of bridge, Gujjar students use log to cross gushing Nallah in Tral

In absence of bridge, Gujjar students use log to cross gushing Nallah in Tral

Basharat Rashid Tral: In the absence of a bridge, Gujjar students of Bangidar village of this south Kashmir use a log to cross a gushing nallah to reach school every day. The alleged indifference of the authorities to address their long pending demand make the travel to school a risky affair particularly during rains which […]

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NIA raids homes of LoC businessman in Baramulla

NIA raids homes of LoC businessman in Baramulla

Peerzada Waseem Baramulla: National Investigations Agency (NIA) on Sunday carried out raids at the residences of four Baramulla businessmen who were dealing with LoC in connection with funding case. Reports said that the NIA team accompanied by police and paramilitary CRPF arrived at morning on Sunday and conducted searches at the houses belonging to businessmen— […]

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Advisor orders ban on transfer of teachers for 2 months

Advisor orders ban on transfer of teachers for 2 months

Srinagar: Advisor to Governor, Farooq Khan Saturday ordered ban on transfer of teachers (including masters and lecturers) in the entire state for at least two months. The decision was taken in this regard during a review meeting of the School Education department chaired by Advisor Farooq Khan, here at Civil Secretariat. Commissioner Secretary Education Sarita […]

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Chief Justice Gita Mittal visits Central Jail Srinagar

Chief Justice Gita Mittal visits Central Jail Srinagar

‘Aim of judiciary is to provide legal aid services to inmates’ Srinagar: Chief Justice of J&K High Court Justice Gita Mittal on Saturday made her maiden visit to Central Jail Srinagar where she inspected various arrangements related to diet, health, hygiene, sanitation, prisoners’ barracks, vocational training and medical facilities put in place for inmates. The […]

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Dheeraj Gupta reviews development scenario of Srinagar district

Dheeraj Gupta reviews development scenario of Srinagar district

Srinagar: Principal Secretary Housing & Urban Development Department, Dheeraj Gupta, who is the In-charge Secretary for Srinagar District to monitor developmental works, reviewed the performance of concerned departments in the socio-economic sector at a meeting convened, here today. The meeting reviewed the performance of various departments in the sector including Education, Health, Social Welfare, Panchayat […]

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Hurriyat Conference (M) welcomes release of 4 J&K residents for 24 years

Hurriyat Conference (M) welcomes release of 4 J&K residents for 24 years

Srinagar: Welcoming the release of four Jammu and Kashmir residents—Mirza Nisar, Ali Muhammad Bhat, and Lateef Ahmed Waza of Srinagar and Abdul Gani Goni of Bhaderwah after a gap of 24 long years, the Hurrayat Conference hoped that other Kashmiri prisoners languishing in various jails across India from past many decades would also be released […]

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Govt transfers 10 police officers

Govt transfers 10 police officers

Srinagar: The State government on Saturday ordered transfer of ten police officers in the interest of administration. According to an ordered issued by the state’s Home department, the transfers and postings shall immediate effect. As per it, Shakti Kumar Pathak, (JKPS:1999), SSP, Kishtwar, has been transferred and posted as SSP, Samba vice Dr. Koshal Kumar […]

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Governor visits SKUAST, urges scientists to focus research towards improving yields

Governor visits SKUAST, urges scientists to focus research towards improving yields

Srinagar: Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chancellor of the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-Kashmir, visited the University on Saturday. Governor inaugurated buildings of Habba Khatoon PG Girls Hostel and Laboratory cum Lecture Block-B of the Faculty of Horticulture situated within the Campus of the University. He went round the buildings and inspected facilities therein. […]

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As GoI Rushes 100 More CAPF Companies To Kashmir, CRPF Says It’s Routine, Nothing Special In It

As GoI Rushes 100 More CAPF Companies To Kashmir, CRPF Says It’s Routine, Nothing Special In It

‘Situation Under Control, Both Militancy, Stone Pelting Showing Downward Trend’ Firdous Illahi/INS Srinagar: A day after government of India ordered deployment of 100 additional companies of paramilitary Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) in Kashmir, CRPF on Saturday termed it as routine induction and said that there was nothing special in it. “Induction (of forces) is […]

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3 soldiers injured as army vehicle turns turtle in Rafiabad Baramulla

3 soldiers injured as army vehicle turns turtle in Rafiabad Baramulla

Peerzada Waseem Sopore: Three soldiers were injured after an army vehicle turned turtle in Rafiabad area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Saturday. Reports said an army vehicle met with the accident at Trekpora Rafiabad this morning after the driver lost control of the speeding vehicle. Reports said the vehicle was coming from Kupwara towards […]

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Heavy Rains Lash Kashmir Sans Qazigund, Weatherman Fears Landslides Along Yatra Route

Heavy Rains Lash Kashmir Sans Qazigund, Weatherman Fears Landslides Along Yatra Route

Srinagar: Heavy rains lashed many parts of Kashmir Valley since overnight even as weatherman on Saturday asked all concerned to remain alert for next few days against landslides and flash floods en route Amarnath yatra. A meteorological department official said that Srinagar received 10.2 mm of rain till 8:30 a.m. while there was no rainfall […]

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Two militants, soldier killed in Kashmir

Two militants, soldier killed in Kashmir

Mudasir Maqbool/INS Shopian/Srinagar: Two militants were killed in an encounter with government forces in south Kashmir’s Shopian district while a soldier was slain along the Line of Control in northern Kupwara district on Saturday, officials said. They said a gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Bonbazaar Shopian at predawn hours. The gunfight […]

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Advisor Sharma meets Union Expenditure Secretary, urges early release of central grants

Advisor Sharma meets Union Expenditure Secretary, urges early release of central grants

New Delhi: Advisor to Governor, K. K. Sharma today met Girish Chandra Murmu, Secretary Expenditure, Union Ministry of Finance, here. During the meeting, the Advisor discussed the finances of the State particularly with regard to the release of the Central Grant. The issues related to GST Compensation, reimbursement Expenditure under the Prime Minister Development Programme […]

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J&K Bank conducts BLBC Meetings

J&K Bank conducts BLBC Meetings

Srinagar: J&K Bank, which is the convener SLBC, today conducted four back to back Block Level Banker’s Committee (BLBC) meetings for the blocks Harwan, Khonmoh, Qamarwari and Srinagar to review the progress achieved in flow of credit to priority sector, sponsored schemes, financial inclusion and digital penetration during the quarter ended June 2019. Convened by […]

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Day In Pictures: Contractual Teachers Protest, People Demand Release Of Nigerian Shi’ite Cleric

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JeI ban: Tribunal to hold sittings at Srinagar on Aug 02, 03

JeI ban: Tribunal to hold sittings at Srinagar on Aug 02, 03

Srinagar: Pursuant to the declaration of Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) as an unlawful association, the Unlawful Activities Prevention Tribunal will hold sittings at Srinagar on August 02 and 03  in the Court Room of FC Revenue at DC officer Srinagar from 10.00 am onwards, officials said. Accordingly, all those who are interested in giving evidence may file […]

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SHRC orders Crime Branch probe into custodial death of Sopore student in 2011

SHRC orders Crime Branch probe into custodial death of Sopore student in 2011

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission on Friday ordered investigation by Crime Branch to be headed by an officer of SSP rank or higher into the death of a 10th standard student from Kralteng Sopore in “police custody” in 2011. A member of the SHRC Jang Bahadhur Singh Jamwal also ordered Rs 5 lakh compensation […]

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2 Officials In Late 70s Jailed For 1-Year In Corruption Case After 15 Years Trial

2 Officials In Late 70s Jailed For 1-Year In Corruption Case After 15 Years Trial

Srinagar: Two former officials of government agriculture production department who are in their late seventies have been convicted and sentenced to one year’s jail and varied fines by a Special Judge, Anti-Corruption Kashmir, after fifteen years of trial in connection with a corruption case. “Prosecution has succeeded in proving charge that accused abused their position […]

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Week-long Da’wah programme by IF ends at Pahalgam, Sonamarg

Week-long Da’wah programme by IF ends at Pahalgam, Sonamarg

Pahalgam (Islamabad): Islamic Fraternity (IF), an Islamic organization working in the field of Da’wah, education and social welfare activities, on Wednesday wrapped-up its week-long programme held at famous twin tourist spots – Sonamarg and Pahalgam. The programme aimed to spread word of Islam among non-Muslims commenced on July 17 at Sonamarg in Ganderbal, organizers said. […]

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Srinagar admin wakes up to prevent harassment of women in public transport

Srinagar: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Thursday convened a meeting to discuss the issue of harassment of women in public transport. The meeting discussed the measures that need to be taken to prevent it — like creating awareness about what constitutes harassment and taking prompt and strict action against instances thereof. Members of […]

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Kashmir Golf Club to be peoples Golf Course: Access to public for playing Golf in Srinagar at nominal fees

Kashmir Golf Club to be peoples Golf Course: Access to public for playing Golf in Srinagar at nominal fees

Srinagar: Chief Secretary B.V.R. Subrahmanyam on Thursday chaired the meeting of the Executive Committee of Kashmir Golf Club in Civil Secretariat, Srinagar. The meeting was attended by the senior officers of the Tourism Department, Secretary, Kashmir Golf Club, representatives of J&K Bank and elected Executive Member of the Kashmir Golf Club. Pertinent to mention that […]

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7,021 Yatris visit Cave shrine

7,021 Yatris visit Cave shrine

Srinagar:  On the 25th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 7,021 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. “Till date 3,08,839 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Cave,” an official of the SASB said.  

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Advisor Kumar attends CMOs Conference

Srinagar: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar on Thursday said that various projects initiated by the government for strengthening of health infrastructure and Medical & Nursing Education in the state would surely give boost to the health sector. The Advisor made these remarks while addressing the Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) Conference organized by the Department […]

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Govt focusing to make horticulture lucrative venture: Advisor Khan

Govt focusing to make horticulture lucrative venture: Advisor Khan

Srinagar: Advisor to Governor Farooq Ahmad Khan today chaired a meeting here to take stock of controlled atmosphere storage facilities being provided to the fruit growers of the valley. Secretary Agriculture/Horticulture Manzoor Ahmad Lone, Director Horticulture Kashmir Aijaz Ahmad Bhat, Director Horticulture Planning and Marketing Syed Shahnawaz Bukhari and representatives of CA store entrepreneurs were […]

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Govt posts Devinder Singh as DySP in ACB

Govt posts Devinder Singh as DySP in ACB

Srinagar: The state government on Thursday posted a Deputy Superintendent of Police in Anti Corruption Bureau with immediate effect. “Devinder Singh, DySP, PC, Jammu is transferred and posted in Anti Corruption Bureau with immediate effect,” reads an order issued here by the government. Sheikh Zafarullah, DySP, Estates, PHQ under orders of transfer to Anti Corruption […]

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Rains bring relief as schools reopen after summer break in Valley

Rains bring relief as schools reopen after summer break in Valley

Srinagar: Rains that started in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday brought a much-needed relief to people especially children who are attending schools after summer break. This summer capital of the state as also other places of the Valley had been experiencing quite high temperatures over the last few days. On Wednesday Srinagar recorded 33.6 degrees […]

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Yatra crosses 3 lakh mark; governor elated

Yatra crosses 3 lakh mark; governor elated

Srinagar: On the 24th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 7,778 Yatris paid obeisance at the Cave shrine and cumulatively since the beginning of the pilgrimage on July 1, 3,01,818 Yatris had darshan at the Holy Cave. Umang Narula, Chief Executive Officer, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board informed Governor Satya Pal Malik that the Yatra […]

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Consultative meet discusses DPR for Jhelum rejuvenation

Consultative meet discusses DPR for Jhelum rejuvenation

Srinagar: State Forest Department in collaboration with Himalayan Forest Research Institute, Shimla on Wednesday organized first consultative meeting here to discuss rejuvenation of Jhelum River. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, J&K, Suresh Chugh was the chief guest on the occasion. Chief Conservator of Forests, Kashmir, SFA Gillani, Director Soil and Water Conservation, Director, SFRI, Conservators […]

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Multimedia laser show project approved for Nageen Lake

Multimedia laser show project approved for Nageen Lake

Srinagar: The Rs 5 crore multimedia laser show project for Nageen Lake was approved today in a meeting held at New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Union Secretary Tourism Yogendra Tripathi. Principal Secretary Tourism, Navin Choudhary represented the State Government at the meeting. During the meeting, Union Secretary directed completion of the project within 4-5 […]

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MD AMUL meets Governor

MD AMUL meets Governor

Srinagar: Dr. R.S. Sodhi, Managing Director,Anand Milk Union Limited (AMUL), accompanied by the Board Directors of the Jammu and Kashmir Milk Producers’ Cooperative Limited (JKMPCL), met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here on Wednesday. Dr. Sodhi apprised Governor about plans of the AMUL to expand dairy related development activities in J&K in […]

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Local recruitment declined by 40%, net infiltration by 43% in J&K this year: GoI

Local recruitment declined by 40%, net infiltration by 43% in J&K this year: GoI

Srinagar: The security situation in the Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed an improvement in the first half of this year over the corresponding period last year, government of India said on Wednesday. “Net infiltration has reduced by 43% and local recruitment has declined by 40%. (Militant) initiated incidents have declined by 28%. Actions initiated by […]

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22 J&K residents are in foreign prisons: GoI

22 J&K residents are in foreign prisons: GoI

Srinagar: As many as 22 residents of Jammu and Kashmir are in foreign prisons, government of India informer parliament on Wednesday. “As per the information available with the Ministry, the number of residents of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) in foreign prisons as of 15.07.2019 is 22,” said Minister Of State, Ministry Of External Affairs, V. […]