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J&K DGP Prisons visits Tihar Jail To Get Acquainted With Practices Followed There

J&K DGP Prisons visits Tihar Jail To Get Acquainted With Practices Followed There

New Delhi: Director General of Police, (Prisons), V K Singh on Monday visited Tihar Jail, New Delhi to get acquainted with the best practices followed in the Prison. Singh called on Director General Tihar, Ajay Kashyap, during which various aspects of prison management were discussed. They also discussed the salient features of newly adopted Delhi […]

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50 lakh trees to be planted by June next year; Guv says it will preserve, further enhance rich forest wealth of J&K

50 lakh trees to be planted by June next year; Guv says it will preserve, further enhance rich forest wealth of J&K

Srinagar: Governor Satya Pal Malik launched the “Green J&K Drive” at an impressive function organized by the Forest Department at Zabarwan Hills here today. K Vijay Kumar, K K Sharma, K Skandan Advisors to Governor; Siddhanta Das, Director General of Forests, Government of India; B V R Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Umang Narula, Financial Commissioner to […]

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Shutdown, curbs hits normal life in Kashmir

Shutdown, curbs hits normal life in Kashmir

Srinagar: A shutdown is being observed in Kashmir Valley amid official restrictions in several parts of Old Srinagar and other ‘sensitive’ parts following a shutdown called by Joint Resistance Leaders on the third anniversary of Burhan Wani, the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander who was killed in an encounter with government forces on this day in 2016. Report […]

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95, 923 pilgrims visit cave shrine as Yatra completes 1 week

95, 923 pilgrims visit cave shrine as Yatra completes 1 week

Srinagar:  On the seventh day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 14, 293 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date, 95923 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave.  

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Governor praises people of Kashmir for ensuring smooth conduct of Yatra

Governor praises people of Kashmir for ensuring smooth conduct of Yatra

Srinagar: Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chairman Amarnathji Shrine Board, today visited the transit camp at Pantha Chowk to review the facilities made available for the yatra pilgrims. Governor was accompanied by Dilbagh Singh, Director General of Police, Umang Narula, Chief Executive Officer, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), Baseer Khan, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Muneer Ahmad Khan, […]

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Selection list of 111 NHM doctors issued in record time

Selection list of 111 NHM doctors issued in record time

Srinagar: With a view to increase access to health care services across the State, National Health Mission, J&K has issued selection list of 111 MBBS doctors in a record time. The walk-in interview for the posts was conducted on 4 and 6th July at Jammu and Srinagar. To ensure transparency the competent authority issued the […]

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4th batch of 304 Hajj pilgrims leaves for Saudi Arabia

4th batch of 304 Hajj pilgrims leaves for Saudi Arabia

Budgam: According to the State Hajj Committee, 304 Hujaj Kiram, comprising of 167 male and 137 females today left for Madina Munawarah, Saudi Arabia in two flights from Srinagar International Airport. The first flight took off at 7:55 am and the second one departed at 09:28 am. The Hajj Pilgrims were see off at airport […]

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Secretary RDD cautions officers to avoid cost escalation of ongoing project

Secretary RDD cautions officers to avoid cost escalation of ongoing project

Leh: Secretary, Rural Development Department and Panchayati Raj, Sheetal Nanda on Sunday took stock of various issues and work status at a marathon meeting in Leh. The DC/Chief Executive Officer, LAHDC, Leh Avny Lavasa, Director RDD, Kashmir Qazi Sarwar, Under Secretary, RDD, Rakesh Badiyal and all concerned officers and officials attended the meeting. Nanda reviewed […]

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JeI ban: Tribunal to hold sittings at Jammu on July 13

JeI ban: Tribunal to hold sittings at Jammu on July 13

SRINAGAR: Pursuant to the declaration of Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) as an unlawful association, the Unlawful Activities Prevention Tribunal will hold sittings at Divisional Commissioners office Jammu on July 13, 2019 from 10.30 am onwards. The Tribunal is being presided over by Judge Delhi High Court Justice Chander Shekhar. Accordingly, all those who are interested in giving […]

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Woman dies in accident in Lar Ganderbal

Woman dies in accident in Lar Ganderbal

Ganderbal: A woman was killed in a road accident at Lar area of this central Kashmir’s district, police said on Sunday. A police official said Khatija Begum (50) wife of Ghulam Ahmad Lone of Watlar Ganderbal died when an Alto car (JK16-5727) hit her near bus stand Watlar. She was rushed to nearby hospital where […]

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Uri woman killed by brother-in-law, case reflects falling health of society: Police

Uri woman killed by brother-in-law, case reflects falling health of society: Police

Peerzad Waseem Baramulla: Police on Sunday said that a woman whose body was recovered in Uri in this north Kashmir district on June 29 this year was murdered by her brother-in-law with whom she had illicit relations. Addressing a presser, SSP Sopore Abdul Qayoom said that case reflects falling health of the society where “there […]

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‘Laws alone can’t preserve our environment’

‘Laws alone can’t preserve our environment’

Srinagar: The two week long summer school on climate change and biodiversity concluded at the University of Kashmir (KU) here on Saturday. The summer school, inaugurated on June 24 by Vice Chancellor KU Prof Talat Ahmad, was organized in collaboration with Bangalore based research institute and think tank Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and […]

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Assured payment of pension to eligible Old aged, Widows, physically challenged persons

Assured payment of pension to eligible Old aged, Widows, physically challenged persons

Srinagar: In order to ensure transparency and avoid delays in the disbursement of pension to the eligible Old aged, Widows and physically challenged persons, the State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved Aadhaar linked payment mode for disbursement of pension to the beneficiaries under various Centrally / […]

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Payment of honorarium to Anganwadi Workers, Helpers through Gram Panchayat now

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved decentralization of disbursement of honorarium to Anganwadi Workers and Anganwadi Helpers under the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme and its disbursement through Gram Panchayats. The disbursement of honorarium will be through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) using Public […]

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500 new, ‘comfortable’ buses to replace old ones

500 new, ‘comfortable’ buses to replace old ones

SAC Approves ‘Subsidy Scheme’ For Private Transporters Operating In Srinagar, Jammu Cities Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved the ‘Jammu and Kashmir Transport Subsidy Scheme’ for replacement of 500 old diesel vehicles operated by private transporters including buses, matadors and mini buses. The scheme […]

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Day 6: 4,402 pilgrims pay obeisance at Cave Shrine

Day 6: 4,402 pilgrims pay obeisance at  Cave Shrine

Srinagar: On the 6th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 14,402 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. 5,155 Yatris left from Baltal and 6,075 from Pahalgam route for the Holy Cave. Till date, 81,630 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave.

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Third batch of 304 Hajj pilgrims leave for Madina

Third batch of 304 Hajj pilgrims leave for Madina

Srinagar: According to the State Hajj Committee, 304 Hujaj Kiram, 170 male and 134 female Hujaj today left for Madina Munawarah in two Spice Jet Flights from Srinagar International Airport. The first flight took off at 7:35 am and the second one departed at 09:33 am. The Hajj Pilgrims were seen off at the airport […]

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IG Crime releases revised Urdu translation of Ranbir penal code

IG Crime releases revised Urdu translation of Ranbir penal code

Srinagar: Inspector General of Police (Crime) Syed Afadul Mujtaba Saturday released a revised edition of Urdu translation of Ranbir penal code at a function held here at Kathi Darwaza. The latest revised edition, which includes the amendments made in the in 2013 and 2018, is translated by Custodian General J&K Farooq Ahmad Shah (Bukhari). The […]

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Div Com asks concerned officers to remove all bottlenecks along highway

Div Com asks concerned officers to remove all bottlenecks along highway

Srinagar: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan Saturday chaired a meeting to review issues related to National Highway. Threadbare discussions were held in the meeting regarding various issues including road widening & alignments on National Highway. The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir directed the concerned officers to remove all bottlenecks immediately so that the pending work […]

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KPs integral part of Kashmiriyat, their return will restore composite culture: Ganie

KPs integral part of Kashmiriyat, their return will restore composite culture: Ganie

Srinagar: Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, Saturday described Kashmiri Pandits as an integral part of Kashmiriyat and said that their return will restore the composite culture of the society. He said he yearned for those days when Kashmiri Pandits used to live alongside their Muslim brethren showering love and affection upon each other. […]

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JRL calls for strike on Monday on Burhan Wani’s third anniversary

JRL calls for strike on Monday on Burhan Wani’s third anniversary

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a complete strike on Monday, marking the third anniversary of Burhan wani, the Hizb commander whose killing in a gunfight with government forces triggered off 2016 unrest in Kashmir Valley. The JRL comprising both factions of Hurriyat conference led by Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq […]

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Weatherman predicts rain in Kashmir, thundershowers in Jammu  

Weatherman predicts rain in Kashmir, thundershowers in Jammu  

Srinagar:  There are chances of rain towards afternoon and evening of Saturday, weatherman said.  Sonam Lotus, Director Meteorological department, said that there was expectation of moderate to heavy thundershower with lightning in Reasi, Poonch, Rajouri, Jammu, Udhampur, Ramban-Banihal -Batote,Samba,Kathua, RS Pura during next 2-3 hours. “The weather in Kashmir and Yatra tracks would be generally […]

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16,745 Yatris pay obeisance at Holy Cave

16,745 Yatris pay obeisance at Holy Cave

Srinagar: On the 5th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 16,745 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date, 67,228 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave. Meanwhile, a critically ill Yatri was evacuated by helicopter today from Panjtarni and brought to Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Srinagar […]

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2 Advisors, CS visit Chandanwari, review Yatra security

2 Advisors, CS visit Chandanwari, review Yatra security

Anantnag: Advisors to Governor K. Vijay Kumar and K. Skandan along with Chief Secretary BVR Subramaniyam today visited Chandanwari to review the arrangements for the smooth conduct of ongoing Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 2019. They inspected various sections including X – Ray/Scanning and enquired about various arrangements at the entry gate for smooth and hassle […]

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Mirwaiz urges local Hajjis to pray for peace in Kashmir

Mirwaiz urges local Hajjis to pray for peace in Kashmir

Srinagar: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq felicitated the Haj pilgrims, descending on the sacred pilgrimage of Haj from Kashmir and urged them to hold special prayers for the Muslim Ummah in general and for the peace, development and prosperity in Kashmir particular. He impressed upon all the Haj pilgrims who are embarking on […]

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Guru HargobindJi birthday celebrated with religious fervor, enthusiasm

Guru HargobindJi birthday celebrated with religious fervor, enthusiasm

Srinagar: The birth anniversary of Guru HargobindJi was celebrated on Friday with religious fervour and enthusiasm. Thousands of people thronged the Gurduwaras to attend Shabadh Kirtan and Langer. The largest gathering was witnessed at Chatti Padshahi Gurudwara at Rainawari in old city here. Governor Satya Pal Malik and many politicians have greeted the people on […]

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Authorities must respect procedural, other safeguards before passing PSA order: HC

Authorities must respect procedural, other safeguards before passing PSA order: HC

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has quashed detention order under Public Safety Act against a resident of Bandipora, underling the authorities, while exercising power to order preventive detention, have respect and adhere to various procedural and other safeguards available to a detainee. “Whenever preventive detention is called in question in a court of […]

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Water scarcity hits Pulwama’s Chewa Ullar Village, PHE blames orchardists

Water scarcity hits Pulwama’s Chewa Ullar Village, PHE blames orchardists

Basharat Rashid Pulwama: residents of Chewa Ullar village in this south Kashmir district are facing difficulties due to the lack of potable water for last ‘ten’ days. The aggrieved residents said that in absence of clean water, they have to fetch “contaminated” water from nearby streams or wells. “We face many inconveniences here in absence […]

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Militant killed in Shopian orchard, internet snapped in south Kashmir

Militant killed in Shopian orchard, internet snapped in south Kashmir

Srinagar: One militant was killed in a gunfight with government forces in Shopian district on Friday. Also authorities have snapped internet services in the south Kashmir’s Kulgam ,Shopian Pulwama districts, official sources said. They said one militant was killed during the gunfight which started early on Friday in an orchard at Narwan village of the […]

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44 Digital Villages to be set up

44 Digital Villages to be set up

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved implementation of the “J&K Digital Village” programme through Jammu and Kashmir e-Governance Agency (JaKeGA), with the motto “Back to Village via Digital Means” after observing the stupendous response of the people to the recently concluded “Back to Village” […]

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Union PR Secy arrives on two day visit to Valley

Union PR Secy arrives on two day visit to Valley

Srinagar: Union Secretary, Panchayati Raj(PR), Rahul Bhatnagar, who was on a two day visit to the Valley to get the feedback regarding the functioning of Panchayati Raj Institutions and the Self Help Groups under NRLM visited various Panchayats of Block Khansahib and Block Parnewa of District Budgam. The visiting dignitary was accompanied by Sheetal Nanda, […]

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Recreational programmes in Govt auditoriums: SAC forms Committee for working out modalities

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved constitution of a committee headed by Financial Commissioner, Finance to examine and work out the modalities for kick-starting recreational programmes in Government/hired auditoriums in various districts of the State and also to suggest a road map for the […]

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Food Safety Anantnag seizes 1100 tins of Vanaspati oil for labelling violations

Food Safety Anantnag seizes 1100 tins of Vanaspati oil for labelling violations

Srinagar: A team of Food Safety officers headed by Designated Officer Anantnag today seized 1100 tins of Vanaspati vegetable oil worth 11 lakh for labelling violations. “The tins bearing trade name Ratna Gold imported and marketed by ANIK Industries Ltd. South Tukogani, Indore MP were found having two labels, one bearing the manufacturing date August […]

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Army porter slips to death in Karnah Kupwara

Army porter slips to death in Karnah Kupwara

Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: A local man working with Armys 7 Rashrtriya Rifles suffered grave injuries after he slipped into gorge at Dogra point in Karnah sector on Thursday. He later succumbed to fatal injuries. A police officer told INS that they received a communication from concerned units stating that a porter slipped down while he […]

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Taxes Deptt issues clarification regarding Annual Returns, Reconciliation Statement

Taxes Deptt issues clarification regarding Annual Returns, Reconciliation Statement

Srinagar: State Taxes Department today issued clarification regarding Annual Returns and Reconciliation Statement. According to a press release of the Department, after receiving a number of representations regarding Annual Return (FORM GSTR-9 / FORM GSTR-9A) and Reconciliation Statement (FORM GSTR-9C), the department said payment of any unpaid tax under Section 73 of the JKGST Act […]

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304 Hajj pilgrims leave for Madina, governor flags off first of 2 flights

304 Hajj pilgrims leave for Madina, governor flags off first of 2 flights

Srinagar: Governor Satya Pal Malik flagged off the first flight of 152 Hajis for Madinah Munawwarah which left from the Srinagar International Airport this morning. Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, Advisor to Governor; Jina Nabi Shaikh Chairman, Haj Committee of India; B V R Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary, Baseer Khan, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, S P Pani, Inspector General […]

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If situation has ‘greatly improved’, why curbs on highway during Yatra, Mirwaiz asks GoI

If situation has ‘greatly improved’, why curbs on highway during Yatra, Mirwaiz asks GoI

Hurriyat Conference Forms Committee on return of KPs Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday said that if those in power claim that the situation has “greatly improved,” then why “extreme and unprecedented measures” like curbs on Srinagar-Jammu highway are being used “that were never used during the last three decades of […]

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CBI court Kashmir frames charge against CPWD official in disproportionate assets case

CBI court Kashmir frames charge against CPWD official in disproportionate assets case

Srinagar: A special anti-corruption (Central Bureau of Investigation cases) Kashmir on Friday framed charges against an official of CPWD in a case related to disproportionate assets estimated to be around Rs. 39 lakhs. The CBI had filed charge sheet against Ramesh Krishen, Upper Division Clerk/UDC (Auditor) CPWD, Srinagar Central Division, Humhama here in a case […]

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J&K Gets 2000 Among Surplus Hajj Seats As Special Measure: GoI

J&K Gets 2000 Among Surplus Hajj Seats As Special Measure: GoI

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir gets 2000 Hajj seats among the surplus seats generated by underutilized quota of states as a special measure, parliament was informed on Thursday. Responding to a question in Lok Sabha, minister of minority affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said In 2013, the Haj quota allocated to India was 1,36,020 and in the […]

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First batch of Hajj pilgrims leaves for Saudi

First batch of Hajj pilgrims leaves for Saudi

The first batch of Hajj pilgrims from Kashmir left for Saudi Arabia on Thursday. 70 flights, ferrying 150 pilgrims in each flight will fly from Srinagar Airport up till July 29, officials said. Pictures by Zargar Zahoor

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Governor announces special assistance for 3 year old survivor of Kishtwar accident

Governor announces special assistance for 3 year old survivor of Kishtwar accident

SRINAGAR: A tragic bus accident took place at Srigwari Kishtwar, on 01.07.2019, in which 35 people lost their lives and 17 others sustained injuries. One of the survivors, is a 03 year old girl child Ms. Adeeba, who has lost her parents and siblings, in this accident. Moved by the poignant and tragic circumstances that […]

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SAC approves reforms to streamline functioning of PSUs

SAC approves reforms to streamline functioning of PSUs

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved streamlining of the procedure for procurement of Goods and Services and award of contracts by Public Sector Undertakings/Autonomous bodies/Societies and to bring transparency, equity, economy of expenditure and financial propriety. It is important to point out that […]

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Jumbo Zoo Project revived

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik revived the Jumbo Zoo at Khanpur Nagrota which was held up for lack of funds. For this purpose, an area of 163.42 hectare of land has been transferred to Wildlife Department. The location is just 8 kilometers from […]

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Govt Approves victim Compensation Scheme

Govt Approves victim Compensation Scheme

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded approval to the notification of the Jammu and Kashmir Victim Compensation Scheme- 2019. The scheme is aimed at providing immediate succor to the victims of various crimes and their families and also to financially help the victim. […]

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SAC approves creation of 495 posts in Leh, Kargil Districts

SAC approves creation of 495 posts in Leh, Kargil Districts

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the Chairmanship of Governor on Wednesday accorded approval for the creation of 495 posts of various categories in different departments in both Leh and Kargil Districts. Addressing a presser Principal Secretary, Planning, Development & Monitoring Department, Rohit Kansal said that these include posts of 12 Directors, […]

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33,694 Yatris Visit Cave Shrine So Far

33,694 Yatris Visit Cave Shrine So Far

srinagar:  On the 3rd day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 13,835 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date, 33,694 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave. Meanwhile, on the directions of Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chairman Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, 04 pilgrims were evacuated by air. One yatri […]

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Muzaffar Baig meets Governor

Muzaffar Baig meets Governor

Srinagar: Muzaffar Hussain Baig, former Member of Parliament and senior PDP leader, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan on Wednesday. Governor and Baig discussed about range of issues relating to public importance and holistic development of the State, Rajbhavan spokesman said in a statement issued here. Governor urged Sh. Baig to continue his […]

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Northern Army Commander meets Governor

Northern Army Commander meets Governor

Srinagar, July 03: Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh, Army Commander, Northern Command, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan on Wednesday. Lt Gen. Singh briefed Governor about the overall security situation obtaining in the state and the anti-militants operations being conducted by the Army. Governor called for continuing the excellent real time coordination and synergy […]

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‘Faqir Gujri to be developed as Cluster Tribal Model Village’

Srinagar: Secretary, Cooperatives and Tribal Affairs, Abdul Majeed Bhat, today inspected ongoing construction work on Tribal Research Institute (TRI) at Khimber Harwan here. The project is being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 7.82 crore and is spread over 25 Kanals of land. The Institute shall have all the modern facilities and will consist […]

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7 DySPs transferred, posted in Anti-Corruption Bureau

7 DySPs transferred, posted in Anti-Corruption Bureau

Srinagar: The government on Wednesday ordered transfer of seven Deputy Superintendents of Police from the place of postings and posted in the Anti-Corruption Bureau with immediate effect. According the a government order, those transferred include Zoheb Tanveer (KPS), SDPO Khanyar; Rameez Rashid Bhat (KPS), SDPO Hazratbal; Hamid Ali Banday (KPS), Dy.SP CID SB Kulgam; Sheikh […]