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Hurriyat Conference (M) terms curbs, house arresting its chairman as ‘very sad’

Hurriyat Conference (M) terms curbs, house arresting its chairman as ‘very sad’

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Saturday termed as “extremely sad” on part of the government to stop people and leadership from paying homage to the martyrs of 13July 1931 by imposition of curfew-like restrictions in and around the Martyrs Graveyard at Khwaja Naqshband Sahib (RA) here. The chairman of the amalgam Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was […]

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16,916 pilgrims visit Cave Shrine

16,916 pilgrims visit Cave Shrine

Srinagar: On the 13th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 16,916 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. “Till date, 1,73,978 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave,” an official statement by the SASB said.

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In Pictures: Leaders Of Different Political Parties, Officials And Children Offer Tributes To 13 July 1931 Martyrs

In Pictures: Leaders Of Different Political Parties, Officials And Children Offer Tributes To 13 July 1931 Martyrs

The pictures taken by INS Lensman Zargar Zahoor at Martyrs Graveyard In Srinagar On Saturday, July 13, 2019  

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Governor skips official function, advisor Ganie, Div Com Baseer Khan pays tributes to 13 July 1931 martyrs

Governor skips official function, advisor Ganie, Div Com Baseer Khan pays tributes to 13 July 1931 martyrs

Srinagar: The Governor’s administration deputed advisor Khursheed Ganie and the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Khan to pay floral tributes to martyrs of 13 July 1931 at the martyrs’ graveyard at Naqashband Sahib here early Saturday morning. On this day in 1931, 22 Kashmiris were killed in firing by the forces of the then Dogra ruler […]

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13,004 visit cave shrine

13,004 visit cave shrine

Srinagar: On the 12th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 13,004 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 1,57,062 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave.

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Solid Waste Management: NGT’s state panel seeks report from DCs

Solid Waste Management: NGT’s state panel seeks report from DCs

Jammu: The Chairman of the State Level Monitoring Committee constituted by the National Green Tribunal for implementation of the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 for the state of Jammu & Kashmir has sought report from Deputy Commissioners of all the districts on the status of implementation of the Rules. As per a handout of the […]

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5 absentee employees suspended in Rajouri

Rajouri: District administration Rajouri placed five employees under suspension for unauthorized absence from duty. A team of officers of District administration inspected 11 offices of various Departments located at District Headquarter and found these employees absent from duty without taking leave. The government offices inspected by the team are Animal Husbandry Department, Sales Tax office, Geology and […]

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Vasundhara Masoodi pays surprise visit to G B Pant Hospital

Vasundhara Masoodi pays surprise visit to G B Pant Hospital

Srinagar: Chairperson, J&K State Commission for Protection of Women & Child Rights, Vasundhara Pathak Masoodi paid surprise visit to G B Pant hospital here today. During the visit, the Chairperson took round of various wards and sections of the hospital. She interacted with the hospital authorities, patients and their attendants and enquired about the medicare and […]

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Minor’s body found in Shopian, police seeks people’s help for identification

Minor’s body found in Shopian, police seeks people’s help for identification

Shopian Body of an unidentified minor boy was recovered from Nallah Veshu in this south Kashmir district on Friday, police said. Reports said police station Heerpora received a call that body of minor boy (6) was floating in Nallah Sedow. A police team rushed to the spot and recovered and shifted it to district hospital. […]

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Governor calls for collective endeavour to ensure growth, development

Governor calls for collective endeavour to ensure growth, development

Srinagar: Governor Satya Pal Malik, in his message on the occasion of Martyrs’ Day, has called forcollective efforts from all sections of the Society to secure rapid growth and development of the State on all fronts. Governor observed that Jammu and Kashmir has always been known for its glorious pluralistic ethos and harmony and emphasised […]

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Kashmir Lawyers’ body pays tributes to martyrs of 13 July 1931

Kashmir Lawyers’ body pays tributes to martyrs of 13 July 1931

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Friday paid tributes to the martyrs of July 13, 1931. In a statement issued here, the lawyers body said that on the day, the people of Kashmir stormed the gates of Central Jail, Srinagar and formed their way in the courtyard to watch the proceedings of a criminal […]

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Shutdown, curbs in Nowhatta on 3rd anniversary of Sajad Ahmad Gilkar

Shutdown, curbs in Nowhatta on 3rd anniversary of Sajad Ahmad Gilkar

Srinagar: Authorities imposed curbs in Nowhatta area of Old Srinagar on Friday, marking the 3rd death anniversary of Sajad Ahmad Gilkar, who was killed along with two other militant associates, one of them a Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander, in an encounter with government forces in Budgam district of central Kashmir on this day in 2017. Reports said […]

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Day 11: 13,555 Pilgrims visit Cave shrine

Day 11: 13,555 Pilgrims visit Cave shrine

Srinagar: On the 11th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 13,555 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave . Till date 1,44,058 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave.

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Cricketer’s death: Governor announces ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh

Cricketer’s death: Governor announces ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh

Srinagar: Governor Satya Pal Malik has expressed grief and shock over the unfortunate death of a young cricketer who died while playing a cricket match in Anantnag district. In a condolence message, Governor has conveyed his sympathies to the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed soul. Governor has announced an ex-gratia of […]

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Qualities of leadership not inborn but developed with dedicated efforts: Advisor K. Vijay Kumar delivers special lecture at KU

Qualities of leadership not inborn but developed with dedicated efforts: Advisor K. Vijay Kumar delivers special lecture at KU

Srinagar, July 11: The Department of Management Studies, University of Kashmir (KU) organised a Special Lecture on leadership skills by K Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Governor of Jammu & Kashmir here at KU`s EMMRC auditorium on Thursday. The session was presided over by Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir. While speaking on the […]

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National Lok Adalat on July 13

National Lok Adalat on July 13

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Legal Services Authority (JKLSA) will conduct the 2nd National Lok Adalat in the state on July 13 (Saturday). In a communiqué, JKLSA has informed the general public that Lok Adalat will be held in all courts of the state including both the wings of the J&K High Court. It has informed […]

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Transition of non-graduate RReTs: 7643 posts of Teacher Grade-III created

Transition of non-graduate RReTs: 7643 posts of Teacher Grade-III created

Srinagar: With a view to addressing transition of non-graduate Regularized Rehbar-e-Taleem Teachers (RReTs) under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) (now Samagra Shikasha) as regular Teachers in the School Education Department, the State Administrative Council (SAC) headed by Governor, Satya Pal Malik has approved the Action Plan proposed by the School Education Department on the basis […]

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Cricketer from Baramulla dies after being hit by ball during match in Anantnag

Cricketer from Baramulla dies after being hit by ball during match in Anantnag

Srinagar: A teenaged batsman died after he was hit by a ball during a cricket match of a tournament being organized by the Government’s Youth Services and Sports Department in Anantnag district. Official sources said that left-handed batsman Jehangir Ahmad War (19) of Goshbugh Pattan Baramulla was hit near neck while pulling a ball during […]

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5 officers shifted, 2 others given additional charge

5 officers shifted, 2 others given additional charge

Srinagar: The Government on Thursday ordered transfer of five officers in the interest of administration with immediate effect, According to an order issued here, Wasim Raja Dar (KAS), Project Officer, Wage Employment (Assistant Commissioner Development), Budgam, has been transferred and posted as Deputy Secretary to the Government, Tourism Department. Ghulam Mohd (KAS) Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Khairu, […]

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‘Mirwaiz to lead ‘peaceful procession’ from Jamia Masjid to Martyrs Graveyard on July 13’

‘Mirwaiz to lead ‘peaceful procession’ from Jamia Masjid to Martyrs Graveyard on July 13’

Srinagar: Paying tributes to the martyrs of 13 July 1931, Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that the July agitation of 1931 was the first strong and collective voice of the people of J&K against the century old oppressive autocratic rule and those killed among the first martyrs of J&K. “The struggle for […]

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Summer break for ‘schools only’ from July 15 to 24: Advisor Khurshid Ganie

Summer break for ‘schools only’ from July 15 to 24: Advisor Khurshid Ganie

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday ordered the closure of all schools in Kashmir region on account of summer vacations from July 15 to 24. Talking to INS, advisor to governor Khurshid Ganie said that summer vacations for “schools only” shall be observed from July 15 to July 24. Meanwhile government issued a […]

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SAC reviews status of PMGSY in J&K

SAC reviews status of PMGSY in J&K

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik took note of the status report submitted by the PW(R&B) Department regarding implementation of PMGSY in the state. PMGSY is flagship programme of Government of India to provide connectivity to the rural habitations having population of 250 plus. The […]

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Mid-Day meals in schools to be implemented through Panchayats

Mid-Day meals in schools to be implemented through Panchayats

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved the action of the School Education Department in putting in place a mechanism for implementation of the Mid-Day Meal (MDM) Scheme in Government Schools through Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs). The School Education Department had notified a mechanism vide […]

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SAC approves temporary re-hiring of Lectures till Aug 10

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved the temporary re-hiring of services of 10+2 Lecturers, who have already rendered their services during 2019 upto 30.06.2019, purely on academic arrangement basis, from 10.07.2019 to 10.08.2019 in the winter zone and from 15.07.2019 to 15.08.2019 in the […]

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7th batch of 304 Hajj pilgrims leave for Saudi Arabia

7th batch of 304 Hajj pilgrims leave for Saudi Arabia

Budgam: Seventh batch of pilgrims consisting of 304 Hujaj Kiram which includes 165 male and 139 females today left for Saudi Arabia in two Spice Jet Flights from Srinagar International Airport. The Hajj pilgrims were seen off at the airport by District Administration Budgam, Hajj Committee Officers/Officials and other concerned

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Govt nominates Admin Secretaries as In-charge Secretaries for Districts to monitor development works

Govt nominates Admin Secretaries as In-charge Secretaries for Districts to monitor development works

Srinagar: The Government today nominated Administrative Secretaries as In-charge Secretaries for Districts for monitoring development works and other related matters. According to the order issued by General Administration Department, Administrative Secretaries who have been nominated as In-charge Secretaries are Financial Commissioner, Finance, Arun Kumar Mehta for Baramulla; Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education Department, Atal […]

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Day 10: 9,307 yatris visit Cave shrine

Day 10: 9,307 yatris visit Cave shrine

Srinagar:  On the 10th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 9,307 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. “Till date 1,30,503 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave,” an official of the state said.

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J&K Govt: Achieved SDG goal for under 5 mortality rate 11 years ahead of proposed target

J&K Govt: Achieved SDG goal for under 5 mortality rate 11 years ahead of proposed target

Srinagar: Continuing its efforts towards reduction of Child Mortality Indicators, the State of Jammu and Kashmir has registered a significant decline in the Under 5 Mortality Rate from 26 to 24 as per latest Sample Registration System (SRS 2017) data issued by Registrar General of India. The current national average of Under 5 mortality rate […]

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Mirwaiz hopeful Ulema, NGOs will deal with alarming drug abuse, violence against women

Mirwaiz hopeful Ulema, NGOs will deal with alarming drug abuse, violence against women

Srinagar: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday said he was hopeful that Kashmir’s Ulema, Imams, NGOs and Civil Society activists would work together to deal with issues of drug abuse and growing violence against women “to their best.” A one-day seminar of Ulema, scholars, Imams, civil society activists and NGOs was held […]

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Highway curbs: Governor asks Div Com to ‘minimize inconvenience to commuters’

Highway curbs: Governor asks Div Com to ‘minimize inconvenience to commuters’

Srinagar: Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday directed divisional commissioner Baseer Khan to “minimize inconvenience” to commuters during “traffic regulations” on the Srinagar-Jammu highway amid ongoing Amarnath Yatra. Khan met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today and briefed Governor about the status of developmental activities and “law and order” scenario in […]

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Governor for providing ‘high quality’ education to students

Governor for providing ‘high quality’ education to students

Srinagar: Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday stressed need for taking every possible effort by the School Education Department to provide high quality education for holistic development of students. In his meeting with Ms. Sarita Chouhan, Secretary School Education, who called on him at the Raj Bhavan here, governor also discussed about functioning of the […]

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GoI Eschews Response To Delay In Assembly Polls In J&K

GoI Eschews Response To Delay In Assembly Polls In J&K

Srinagar: The Government of India on Wednesday eschewed response to delay in holding assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. Responding to a question by senior congress leader and former Chief Minister of the state, Ghulam Nabi Azad, minister of state in the ministry of Home Affairs, G. Kishan Reddy said Election Commission of India has […]

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Executive, legislative powers of J&K are ‘limited’: GoI

Executive, legislative powers of J&K are ‘limited’: GoI

Srinagar: The executive and legislative powers of Jammu and Kashmir are “limited”, government of India told parliament on Wednesday. “Though the Constitution of Jammu & Kashmir is in existence since 17th November 1956, the executive and legislative powers of the State are limited to matters other than those with respect to which Parliament has power […]

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NIA seals Asiya Andrabi’s Residence In Soura

NIA seals Asiya Andrabi’s Residence In Soura

Srinagar: National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday sealed property of incarcerated Chief of Dukhtaran-e-Millat Asiya Andrabivin connection with alleged funding case. A notice has been pasted at the residence situated in Soura here and it announces that the property has been attached and bars any sale or purchase of the property prior to permission by […]

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3 persons die, 2 others injured due to short circuit in Tangdhar

3 persons die, 2 others injured due to short circuit in Tangdhar

Srinagar: Three persons died and two others were injured due a short circuit early on Wednesday in Tangdhar area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Police said it have registered a case under 304 A (Causing death by negligence) against Power Development Department and have started further investigations. Among the dead, they said, include father and […]

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Unemployed Post Graduates asked to register with Employment, Counseling Centers

Unemployed Post Graduates asked to register with Employment, Counseling Centers

Srinagar: Directorate of Employment, JK, today issued a notice and urged Post Graduate Men and Women of the State to register themselves in the concerned District Employment and Counseling Centers by 12 July, 2019 (2:00 PM) so as to enable the department to have the data base of unemployed Post Graduate youth.

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Div Com reviews development scenario in Baramulla, Kupwara

Div Com reviews development scenario in Baramulla, Kupwara

Baramulla/ Kupwara: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan on Tuesday chaired two separate meetings at Baramulla and Kupwara to review the developmental scenario and the implementation of various developmental schemes and programmes in both the districts. The meetings were attended by District Development Commissioner Baramulla Dr G N Itoo, DDC Kupwara Anshul Garg, DIG North […]

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9541 Yatris Visit Cave Shrine; 2 Pilgrims Evacuated By Helicopter, Shifted To SKIMS

9541 Yatris Visit Cave Shrine; 2 Pilgrims Evacuated By Helicopter, Shifted To SKIMS

Srinagar: On the 9th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 9,541 pilgrims paid obeisance at the Cave shrine. “Till date 1,21,196 Yatris had the darshan of the Holy Shivling,” a spokesman of the SASB said. He said two critically ill Yatris were also evacuated by Helicopter on Tuesday from Panjtarni. One Yatri, Ms. Radha […]

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SAC reviews status of employment, transit accommodation for Kashmiri Migrants

SAC reviews status of employment, transit accommodation for Kashmiri Migrants

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik took note of the status report submitted by the Department of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (DMRR&R) regarding employment to Kashmiri migrants. Pertinent to mention here is that 3000 posts of various categories were created under the Prime […]

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SAC reviews status of Hydro, Solar Power in J&K

SAC reviews status of Hydro, Solar Power in J&K

Sets December 31 timeline for PDD to complete tendering process Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik took note of the status report submitted by the Power Development Department (PDD) regarding development of Hydroelectric and Solar Power Projects in the State. SAC in February this year […]

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Vasundhara Pathak Masoodi appointed Chairperson SCPWCR

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC) headed by Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the appointment of Ms. Vasundhara Pathak Masoodi as Chairperson of the Jammu & Kashmir State Commission for Protection of Women & Child Rights. The Jammu & Kashmir State Commission for Protection of Women & Child Rights Act, 2018 provides for […]

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Another batch of 304 Hajj pilgrims leaves for Saudi Arabia

Another batch of 304 Hajj pilgrims leaves for Saudi Arabia

Budgam: Sixth batch of 304 Haj pilgrims which includes 162 male and 142 females on Tuesday left for Saudi Arabia in two Spice Jet Flights from Srinagar International Airport. The Hajj Pilgrims were seen off at airport by District Administration Budgam, Hajj Committee Officers/Officials and other concerned.

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ADG CRPF meets Governor

ADG CRPF meets Governor

Srinagar: Zulfiqar Hasan, ADG CRPF, J&K, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here on Tuesday. Hasan briefed Governor about the role being played by the CRPF for internal security management in the State and for the smooth conduct of ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra. While lauding the important role being played by the […]

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IGP Crime Ahfadul Mujtaba Among 5 Officer transferred

IGP Crime Ahfadul Mujtaba Among 5 Officer transferred

Srinagar: The government on Tuesday ordered transfer of five police officers including IGP crime Syed Ahfadul Mujtaba in the interest of administration with immediate effect. According to an order issued here, Sulaiman Salaria (IPS), Director, SKPA, Udhampur, has been transferred and posted as ADGP, SHRC. The post of IGP SHRC shall be operated at the […]

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2nd HR report by UN on Kashmir ‘significant’: Hurriyat Conference (M)

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday said that the release of second detailed UNHRC report on Kashmir, documenting the “serious human rights violations and pattern of impunity”, was significant. The report again reiterates the grave human rights situation in the valley and calls for the “urgent need to address the past […]

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Govt reshuffles 3 IAS, 3 KAS officers

Govt reshuffles 3 IAS, 3 KAS officers

Srinagar: Three IAS and as many KAS officers were transferred, with immediate effect, in the interest of administration by government on Monday. According to an order issued here, Navin Kumar Choudhary (IAS), Principal Secretary to the Government, Industries and Commerce Department, has been asked to hold the charge of Administrative Secretary, Tourism Department, in addition […]

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Amarnath Yatra crosses one lakh mark in 8 days

Amarnath Yatra crosses one lakh mark in 8 days

Srinagar: The number of pilgrims paying obeisance at the cave shrine of Amarnath in South Kashmir Himalayas crossed the one lakh mark in 8 days this year, officials said on Monday. On the 8th day of the ongoing Hindu pilgrimage, 15,732 Yatris paid obeisance at the Cave. “Till date 1,11,655 Yatris had the darshan of […]

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KEG discusses issues facing media, forthcoming press club polls

KEG discusses issues facing media, forthcoming press club polls

Srinagar: The Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) met on Monday and discussed various issues facing the state of media especially the print media in Jammu and Kashmir. Fayaz Ahmad Kaloo, the president, presided over the meeting. The Guild members discussed the forthcoming maiden elections of the Kashmir Press Club. The President nominee Haroon Rashid briefed the […]

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Fifth batch of 304 pilgrims leave for Saudi Arabia

Fifth batch of 304 pilgrims leave for Saudi Arabia

Budgam: According to the State Hajj Committee, 304 pilgrims comprising 170 male and 134 female on Monday left for Saudi Arabia in two Spice Jet Flights from Srinagar International Airport. The Hajj Pilgrims were seen off at the airport by the members of District Administration Budgam, Hajj Committee Officers/Officials and other concerned. Today was the […]

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Bus Safety Rules: DC Srinagar Asks Schools To Submit Compliance Report By July 15

Bus Safety Rules: DC Srinagar Asks Schools To Submit Compliance Report By July 15

Srinagar: District Magistrate Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Monday directed all schools in the district to submit a report indicating compliance with June 26 order directing strict adherence to bus safety rules. In a communication, all schools operating in the district have been asked to submit the said compliance report by July 15. It may […]