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Govt Notifies Domicile Certificate Rules

Govt Notifies Domicile Certificate Rules

PRC Holders To Be Eligible On The Basis Of Prcs Alone Jammu, May 18: The Government today notified Jammu and Kashmir Grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure) Rules, 2020. These Rules prescribe the procedure for issuance of Domicile Certificate which has been made the basic eligibility condition for appointment to any post under the Union Territory […]

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Kashmir Reports 3 Deaths In A Day; J&K Toll 16

Kashmir Reports 3 Deaths In A Day; J&K Toll 16

Srinagar: Kashmir Valley reported three deaths due to COVID-19 in a single day on Monday, pushing the J&K’s overall death count due to the disease to 16. Two among the three victims, a 65-year-old woman from Kulgam district and a 75-year-old from Kokernag Anantnag had tested positive in the morning and were shifted from SMHS […]

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J&K to get Ola, Uber type Radio Taxi service soon: Samoon

J&K to get Ola, Uber type Radio Taxi service soon: Samoon

Srinagar: In order to strengthen public transport system, Principal Secretary Transport, Asgar Samoon, today, has said that radio taxi service on patterns of (Ola & Uber) will be started soon across the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. This was stated by the Principal Secretary while chairing an officers’ meeting here convened to review establishment […]

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55 cops, 5 doctors among 106 more test positive, J&K tally rises to 1289

55 cops, 5 doctors among 106 more test positive, J&K tally rises to 1289

Srinagar: 55 armed police personnel including an SP ranked officer and five doctors were among at least 106 fresh cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir so far on Monday, taking the over tally of the Covid-19 patients in the J&K to 1289. Among the, 665 are active positive—98 in Jammu and 567 in Kashmir. 609—60 […]

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NC seeks bailout package, incentives for Kashmir handicraft sector

NC seeks bailout package, incentives for Kashmir handicraft sector

Srinagar, 18 May: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Monday asserted that while the government has stepped in to provide relief to urban poor and migrants, handicraft sector workers have largely been ignored saying the people associated with the sector merit special attention in view of the gravity and scale of COVID-19 crises. In a […]

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Covid-19 claims 65-year-old woman as Kashmir records second death in a day, toll 15

Covid-19 claims 65-year-old woman as Kashmir records second death in a day, toll 15

Srinagar: A 65-year-old woman from Kulgam district of South Kashmir became the second victim of Covid-19 in a day on Monday. “A 65-year-old female from Kulgam, who was admitted in Surgical ICU in SMHS Hospital as the case of subdural hemorrhage (SDH) tested positive for COVID today morning and was shifted to CD Hospital Srinagar […]

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Covid-19 Claims Elderly From Anantnag, J&K Toll 14

Covid-19 Claims Elderly From Anantnag, J&K Toll 14

Srinagar: An elderly man from Anantnag on Monday became the lastest victim of the Covid-19 in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the overall toll to 14 in J&K. Official sources said that the 75-year-old man, a resident of Hillar Kokernag Anantnag, had tested negative when his back to back samples were taken at the CD hospital […]

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J&K’s Covid-19 Tally Crosses 1200-Mark: 5 Doctors, 19 Armed Policemen Among Fresh Cases

J&K’s Covid-19 Tally Crosses 1200-Mark: 5 Doctors, 19 Armed Policemen Among Fresh Cases

Srinagar: Five doctors and 19 armed forces personnel were among at least 45 fresh cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir so far on Monday, taking the over tally of the Covid-19 patients in the J&K to over 1200 mark. Reports quoting officials said that the nineteen samples taken at DPL Anantnag, which is collection point, […]

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46 Lecturers, 14 ZEOs elevated as principals of higher secondary schools

46 Lecturers, 14 ZEOs elevated as principals of higher secondary schools

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday elevated 46 senior lecturers and 14 Zonal Education Officers (ZEOs) as principals of higher secondary schools across J&K. “46 senior lectures (80%) and 14 ZeoS (20%) elevated today as Principals of higher secondary Schools across JKUT,” Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon,Principal Secretary Education, tweeted.

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14 Cops, Pregnant Woman Among 62 More Test Positive

14 Cops, Pregnant Woman Among 62 More Test Positive

Srinagar:  The Jammu and Kashmir reported 62 more COVID-19 cases on Sunday. Official sources said that 46 of them are from Kashmir and 16 from Jammu division. Among them Kulgam reported 28 cases, Anantnag 15, Jammu 6, Ramban 5, Samba 2 and one each in Srinagar, Shopian, Pulwama, Udhampur, Kathua and Poonch. Sources at SKIMS […]

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4000 stranded JK residents arrive by train; 1500 by road

Jammu: Since the arrival of special trains, over 4000 residents of the UT stranded in other states amid Covid-19 pandemic, have de-boarded at Jammu Tawi Railway Station. Another 1500 have arrived in Jammu district by road via Lakhanpur and Thandi-Khui. About 700 passengers belonging to Districts of Jammu, Samba and Kathua were also routed through […]

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Omar exhorts NC cadre to help people fight against COVID-19

Omar exhorts NC cadre to help people fight against COVID-19

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Vice President and former Chief Minister Mr Omar Abdullah today exhorted the cadre to reach out to the people in distress and help them fight corona virus in whatever manner they can after observing all necessary preventive protocols. “We are in an unprecedented situation, which calls for a cohesive […]

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Govt evacuates 54866 JK residents through Lakhanpur, 11,456 reach through special trains

Govt evacuates 54866 JK residents through Lakhanpur, 11,456 reach through special trains

Jammu: With evacuation of 2470 more stranded passengers the total number of J&K residents evacuated through Lakhanpur by the government, so far till May 17, has reached the figure 54866. Besides, 11,456 stranded passengers have reached through COVID special trains at Jammu and Udhampur railway stations. Meanwhile, the Jammu district administration today received the 4th […]

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BMO Mangam Suspended For Issuing ‘Fake’ Covid-19 Report

BMO Mangam Suspended For Issuing ‘Fake’ Covid-19 Report

Srinagar: The health authorities have suspended Incharge BMO Magam Dr. Mohammad Taha, pending enquiry regarding fake Covod-19 test report Issued by him. The medical officer has been also attached with Directorate of Health Services Kashmir with immediate effect till further orders. “Necessary Charge sheet shall follow, reads the order issued by the Director Health Services […]

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Covid-19 Claims 29-Year-Old Srinagar Woman, Toll 13  

Covid-19 Claims 29-Year-Old Srinagar Woman, Toll 13  

Srinagar: A 29-year-old woman COVID-19 patient with underlying ailments has died at CD hospital here, taking the overall death toll due to the dreaded disease in Jammu and Kashmir to 13. The woman was admitted to the surgical ICU of SMHS Hospital in critical condition when she tested positive for the coronavirus on May 15. […]

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KCC&I welcome appointment of Zubair Iqbal as MD, R K Chibber as Chairman J&K Bank

KCC&I welcome appointment of Zubair Iqbal as MD, R K Chibber as Chairman J&K Bank

Srinagar: Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Sunday welcomed the appointment of Zubair Iqbal as Managing Director and the appointment of R K Chibber as Chairman of the J&K Bank for a period of three years. A spokesperson of the trader’s body said that the appointments have come at a time when the J&K […]

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COVID-19 lockdown: 7 tippers seized, drivers arrested in Ganderbal

COVID-19 lockdown: 7 tippers seized, drivers arrested in Ganderbal

Mir Showkat Ganderbal: Police on Sunday seized seven commercial vehicles (tippers) during nocturnal action in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir. “The drivers have been arrested vide FIR No. 97/2020 U/S 188 IPC registered in police station Ganderbal,” a senior police officer said, adding, “Less number of COVID cases don’t give a certificate to violate the […]

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Militant, soldier killed as gunfight rages in Doda

Militant, soldier killed as gunfight rages in Doda

Srinagar: A militants and an Army soldier were killed in an ongoing gunfight in a village in Doda district of Jammu on Sunday, officials said. The encounter, they said, started when a joint team of police, CRPF and army’s 10 Rashtriya Rifles launched an operation in Posta-Potra village in Gundana area of Doda, following information […]

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Education Department Finalizes Proposal For JKUTCERT

Education Department Finalizes Proposal For JKUTCERT

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s education department has finalized a proposal for establishing a council for education, research, and training (JKUTCERT) on NCERT pattern for approval of administrative Council, Principal Secretary, School Education, Dr Asgar Samoon, said on Saturday. “Hope we achieve quality education in near future,” he said in a tweet.

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65000 private employees get salaries from school fee collection: PSAJK

65000 private employees get salaries from school fee collection: PSAJK

Condemns Behaviour Of Non-Stakeholders To Defame Education Sector Srinagar, May 16: Private Schools Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) has strongly condemned the statements and misleading facts propagated by certain non-stakeholders and people of vested interests regarding the collection of fee by private schools. The Association said that a known history-sheeter in Jammu whose own […]

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One Person Killed, 9 Vehicles Buried As Massive Landslide Hits Highway

One Person Killed, 9 Vehicles Buried As Massive Landslide Hits Highway

Ramban: One person was killed and four others were rescued while the fate of two others is unknown as a massive landslide buried 9 vehicles including some trucks at Seri Ramban along the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Saturday. SSP Ramban Haseeb-ur-Reman, who is supervising the operation, told GNS that during ongoing construction of highway, one dumper […]

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Covid-19 Tally Rises To 1121 As 138 Test Positive in Last 2 days

Covid-19 Tally Rises To 1121 As 138 Test Positive in Last 2 days

Srinagar: The number of novel coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday crossed 1100 mark as there was highest single-day spike in covid-19 cases. While 73 cases were reported today, 138 were reported in last two days alone and include twelve pregnant women. While overall tally has risen to 1121—989 are in Kashmir and 132 […]

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Covid-19 Claims Another Fatality, Toll 12 in J&K

Covid-19 Claims Another Fatality, Toll 12 in J&K

Srinagar: A septuagenarian man from Budgam on Saturday became the latest victim of novel coronavirus and his death took the overall toll due to the disease to 12 in Jammu and Kashmir. Medical Superintendent SKIMS, Professor Farooq Jan, said that the 70-year-old man had suffered heart ailment and was reported to Casualty section late last […]

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12 Pregnant Women Among New Cases As J&K Nears 1100-Mark

12 Pregnant Women Among New Cases As J&K Nears 1100-Mark

Srinagar: Forty-four persons including 12 pregnant women from Anantnag district tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, taking the overall tally of the patients in J&K to 1092. The cases were reported a day after highest single-day spike in Covid-19 cases. Nodal Officer for Coronavirus Control at SKIMS, Dr G […]

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Cop Killed as militants attack police party in Kulgam

Cop Killed as militants attack police party in Kulgam

Srinagar: Militants on Saturday killed a policeman in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district. Sources said the militants attacked a Naka party at Frisal Chowk Kulgam, resulting in serious injuries to a policeman, Mohammad Amin Bagad of Sangarwani Pulwama. The policeman, a head constable, was shifted to hospital. However he was declared brought dead on arrival by […]

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Naveen chairs meeting of Committee constituted to accelerate recruitment process in J&K

Naveen chairs meeting of Committee constituted to accelerate recruitment process in J&K

Jammu: Principal Secretary Agriculture and Horticulture Department, Naveen Choudhary, today chaired a meeting of the recently constituted Committee to accelerate recruitment process besides ensuring certain principles of transparency and inclusiveness in the recruitment procedures. The committee discussed set of broad perspectives for speeding up the recruitment process especially for the class fourth vacancies which will […]

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KCC&I urges action against ‘mute’ officials, seeks high level task to end timber smuggling

KCC&I urges action against ‘mute’ officials, seeks high level task to end timber smuggling

Srinagar: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Saturday urged Lt Governor of J&K G C Murmu to take strict action against concerned officials who have failed to prevent illegal felling of trees across the Kashmir Valley. A spokesperson of the trader’s body termed as commendable the efforts put in by Dr Raghav Langer, […]

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CS writes to FS for evacuation of J&K residents from Oman, Dubai, Iran

CS writes to FS for evacuation of J&K residents from Oman, Dubai, Iran

Srinaga: Chief Secretary B. V. R. Subrahmanyam has written a letter to Foreign Secretary, Harsh Vardhan Shringla (IFS), seeking the evacuation of the residents of Jammu and Kashmir stranded in Oman, Dubai and Iran due to covid-19 pandemic. “The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has also received requests from its residents stranded in Oman, Dubai […]

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5 militant associates arrested in Budgam: Police

5 militant associates arrested in Budgam: Police

Srinagar: Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested five militant associate after busting a hideout in Arizal area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district. “Budgam Police along with 53RR & 153Bn CRPF busted a militant hideout in Arizal,” police said. Five militant associates identified as Zahoor Wani, Younis Mir, Aslam Sheikh, Parvaiz Sheikh and Rehman Lone […]

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J&K Sees Highest Single Day Spike, Covid-19 Crosses 1000-Mark

J&K Sees Highest Single Day Spike, Covid-19 Crosses 1000-Mark

Srinagar: Sixty five people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir in last 24 hours, officials said on Friday. The fresh cases mark the biggest single-day spike in cases so far and have taken the number of covid-19 patients in J&K to 1048—928 in Kashmir and 120 in Jammu. Among them, there […]

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RK Chibber Appointed Chairman, Zubair Iqbal As MD J&K Bank

RK Chibber Appointed Chairman, Zubair Iqbal As MD J&K Bank

Srinagar, May 15: The Government on Friday appointed RK Chibber as chairman of J&K Bank and Zubair Iqbal, Vice President of HDFC Bank, as its nominee for appointment as first full-fledged Managing Director for three years. In June last year, the Board of Directors of J&K Bank recommended the appointment of a separate chairman and […]

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Service Providers To Be Trained Before Opening Their Outlets In Srinagar: DC

Service Providers To Be Trained Before Opening Their Outlets In Srinagar: DC

Srinagar: The Srinagar district administration Friday launched a two-week-long training programme for service providers to sensitise them about precautions that need following for personal safety, production and distribution of food items, products and service delivery. Deputy commissioner Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary launched the first module of the training programme designed for more than 500 workers […]

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J&K’s covid-19 tally rises to 1013 as 30 more test positive

J&K’s covid-19 tally rises to 1013 as 30 more test positive

Srinagar: The number of covid-19 patients crossed 1000 mark in Jammu and Kashmir as thirty persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in J&K in last 24 hours, officials said on Friday. With these cases, the Jammu and Kashmir’s overall tally has risen to 1013. They said among the fresh cases, 11 were reported […]

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Govt transfers 14 cops with immediate effect

Govt transfers 14 cops with immediate effect

Srinagar: The J&K government on Friday ordered the transfer of fourteen police officers in the interest of administration with immediate effect. According to an order issued here, Sandeep Mehta, (JKPS: 2001), SP, PC, Jammu, has been transferred and posted as Commandant, IRP-llth Battalion, against an available vacancy. Amit Bhasin, (JKPS:2001), Additional SP, Traffic City Jammu, […]

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Baseer Khan convenes meeting to resolve issues regarding 400 KV Baghlihar-Kishanpur line

Baseer Khan convenes meeting to resolve issues regarding 400 KV Baghlihar-Kishanpur line

Jammu, May 15: Advisor to Lt. Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to resolve to pending issues regarding 400KV Baghlihar-Kishanpur line so that uninterrupted power supply can be ensured to the common masses. Secretary, Power Development Department, M. Raju, Chief Engineer, BHEP, General Manager NHAI, representatives of Power Grid Corporation besides other senior […]

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DM Pulwama surprised over felling of thousands of trees in Sangerwani Forest

DM Pulwama surprised over felling of thousands of trees in Sangerwani Forest

High level Enquiry recommended against DFO Pulwama: In view of complaints being received by the District Magistrate Pulwama regarding the illegal green felling and plundering of forest vegetation cover in the Sangerwani forest, a field visit inside the forest was conducted by DM Pulwama on Wednesday. During the field visit to Namblan and Anderwali forest […]

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Use of masks mandatory in Kupwara: DC

Kupwara: Deputy Commissioner (DC), Kupwara, Anshul Garg has made use of masks mandatory for the residents of the district from tomorrow. In this regard an order was issued today making use of masks mandatory for the people moving out of their homes for any official or private purposes with valid permits from May 16. ‘The […]

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Govt evacuates 4 9218 JK residents through Lakhanpur, brings back 7264 through special trains

Govt evacuates 4 9218 JK residents through Lakhanpur, brings back 7264 through special trains

Jammu: The government, fulfilling its commitment towards providing succor to J&K residents stranded outside UT due to COVID-19 lockdown, has evacuated 49218 people through Lakhanpur besides bringing back home 7264 persons through special trains at Jammu and Udhampur till May 15. According to a detailed break up about the figures, Rajdhani from Delhi has brought […]

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Kansal among 4 officers transferred

Kansal among 4 officers transferred

Srinagar: In the interest of administration, the government on Friday ordered transfer and posting of Rohit Kansal, (IAS), Principal Secretary to the Government, Planning, Development and Monitoring Department, as Principal Secretary to the Government, Power Development Department. He shall hold the charge of Administrative Secretary, Information Department, Managing Director, J&K Power Development Corporation Limited and […]

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Pandemic disrupted traditional markets for apple, cherry: KCC&I, Others Inform Div Com

Pandemic disrupted traditional markets for apple, cherry: KCC&I, Others Inform Div Com

Srinagar: A delegation of the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry met Pandurang K Pole, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir on Friday. As per a statement issued here, the delegation comprised of members representing various economic sectors including hotels, handicrafts, tourism and travel, general trade and FMCG, food processing, horticulture and representatives of the Industrial Estate Lassipora […]

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In Pictures: Life Amid Lockdown In Kashmir

In Pictures: Life Amid Lockdown In Kashmir

 

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13 travelers tested positive, masked generation have to adopt safety protocols as a routine: DC Srinagar

13 travelers tested positive, masked generation have to adopt safety protocols as a routine: DC Srinagar

Srinagar: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar on Thursday said that 13 travelers tested positive for the novel coronavirus even as “our masked generation will have to accept & adopt safety protocols as a routine.” ‘Nearly 4000 arrivals. 1200+ today. Hundreds walked home after results. Sadly 13 travelers tested positive today. Humble & sincere appeal to all returnees […]

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Engineering Student Upload Videos For Fellows

Engineering Student Upload Videos For Fellows

Srinagar: In this unprecedented lockdown period which apart from affecting each sphere of life has pushed the students to stressful and nerve racking conditions, a budding engineer from SSM college of engineering, Mahir Alam Rather took the hard challenge to bring relief to the students of J&K. Mahir Alam Rather came out with all his […]

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KCC&I delegation Meets DC Srinagar, Discuss Various issues

KCC&I delegation Meets DC Srinagar, Discuss Various issues

Srinagar: A delegation of the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry met Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, District Development Commissioner Srinagar. As per a statement issued by the traders’ body, various issues related to trade, commerce and industry were discussed. The issue of stranded residents within and outside the country was also discussed. Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad appreciated […]

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Anti Narcotics Task Force Created

Anti Narcotics Task Force Created

Jammu: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has today accorded sanction to setting up of Anti Narcotics Task Force (ANTF) to deal with the menace of drugs and drug peddlers in Jammu and Kashmir. The Anti Narcotics Task Force (ANTF) will have a strength of 100 Police Personnel which will include one SSP, two DySsP, […]

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Govt constitutes Committee to accelerate recruitment process in J&K

Govt constitutes Committee to accelerate recruitment process in J&K

JAMMU, MAY 14: The government has constituted a committee to accelerate recruitment to government vacancies and ensure certain principles of transparency, inclusiveness and speed are maintained in the recruitment process. As per an official order issued here today in this regard, sanction has been accorded to constitution of this Committee which will comprise of Navin […]

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Kashmir Reports 8 More, Jammu 4 Fresh Covid-19 Cases

Kashmir Reports 8 More, Jammu 4 Fresh Covid-19 Cases

Srinagar: Twelve persons on Thursday tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the Jammu and Kashmir, officials. “12 New positive cases have been reported. 04 from Jammu Division and 08 from Kashmir Division. Moreover 19 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals of Kashmir Division,” a government statement said. Among them, five […]

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CIC to hear complaints, appeals from J&K from tomorrow

CIC to hear complaints, appeals from J&K from tomorrow

LG, CIC discuss transfer of complaints, appeals pending with erstwhile J&K Information Commission Jammu: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today interacted with Sh. Bimal Julka, Chief Information Commissioner through video conference and discussed about the transfer of pending complaints and appeals with erstwhile J&K Information Commission to the Central Information Commission, New Delhi. Sh. D.P […]

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Stranded passengers allowed towards Gurez Valley

Bandipora: The residents of Gurez Valley who were stranded in Bandipora were allowed to return to their homes on Thursday. As many as 613 passengers returned to their homes in Gurez valley in 75 vehicles. Assistant Commissioner Revenue Bandipora Reyaz Ahmad Beigh said the passengers were screened by a team of doctors at Lal Quila […]

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Jammu receives first special train with 1018 passengers

Jammu receives first special train with 1018 passengers

4042 reach Udhampur in 4 special trains; 900 from Nagpur arriving  Jammu: As part of government’s initiative of bringing back the stranded people of J&K to their homes in the wake of COVID-19 Lockdown, Jammu today received first COVID special train carrying 1018 passengers while 7 buses carrying 175 people including 11 minors stranded in […]