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Governor congratulates Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-K

Governor congratulates Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-K

Srinagar: Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chancellor of the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Kashmir, has congratulated Prof. Nazeer Ahmed, Vice Chancellor of the University, his colleagues, staff and students for securing the 13th position, among the 75 State Agricultural Universities/ Indian Council of Agricultural Research Institutes of the country. The Indian Council of […]

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Effective implementation of drug policy need of hour: Advisor Sharma

Effective implementation of drug policy need of hour: Advisor Sharma

Srinagar: Asking the officers to take effective measures to check substance abuse among youth, Advisor to Governor, K K Sharma today said that the menace of drug abuse is the emerging threat in our state and country as a whole, which if left unchecked will consume the future of our youth. The Advisor was speaking […]

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UGC-HRDC, KU organizes special session on conservation of forests

UGC-HRDC, KU organizes special session on conservation of forests

Srinagar, July 23: UGC-HRDC, University of Kashmir organized a special lecture on conservation of ecology and forests on Tuesday. Chief Conservator of Forests, Kashmir, Mr. Syed Farooq Ahmad Gillani delivered the lecture during the ongoing 83rd General Orientation Course, being attended by newly appointed Assistant Professors of colleges and universities of J&K state. According to […]

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US, Other Nations Can Play Role In Asking India, Pak To Resolve Kashmir Conflict: Hurriyat Conference (M)

US, Other Nations Can Play Role In Asking India, Pak To Resolve Kashmir Conflict: Hurriyat Conference (M)

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference on Tuesday said United States and all other nations can play a role in asking both the India and Pakistan to talk and resolve the festering Kashmir conflict once for all. In a statement issued here, the amalgam once again emphasized that issue of Kashmir is a political and humanitarian concern , […]

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Mutton, poultry supplies to be transported through Mughal Road: Div Com

Mutton, poultry supplies to be transported through Mughal Road: Div Com

Srinagar: The Divisional Commissioner on Tuesday directed concerned officers to divert all trucks, loaded with mutton and poultry supplies from Jammu to the Valley through Mughal Road so that the adequate stocks are maintained for the ongoing marriage season and upcoming Eid-ul-Zuha festival in Kashmir Division. The step has been taken due to “frequent landslides […]

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24 seats to remain vacant in J&K Assembly till parts of State remain with Pak: GoI

24 seats to remain vacant in J&K Assembly till parts of State remain with Pak: GoI

Srinagar: Until the area of Jammu and Kashmir under the control of Pakistan ceases to be so and the people residing in that area elect their representatives, 24 out of total 111 seats in the Legislative Assembly shall remain vacant and shall not be taken into account for reckoning the total membership of the J&K’s […]

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Officers to attend review meetings in headquarters ‘essentially’ through video conference: Chief Secretary

Officers to attend review meetings in headquarters ‘essentially’ through video conference: Chief Secretary

Srinagar: In a bid to economize time and curtail the avoidable expenditure, the state’s chief secretary has ordered that the review meetings, to be convened from the state Capital (Headquarters), will essentially be attended by the concerned officers and officials as are stationed away from the State Headquarters or in any other division through Video […]

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Advisor Sharma for settlement of HR issues of employees

Srinagar: Advisor to Governor, KK Sharma today directed the officers to make a comprehensive roadmap for settlement of various issues related to the management of human resources in different departments. The Advisor was speaking at a meeting convened to discuss issues related to the departments of PDD, R&B, PHE Irrigation Flood control, housing and urban […]

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Village Mussavis (Maps) to be available online from August 1: Chief Secretary

Village Mussavis (Maps) to be available online from August 1: Chief Secretary

Srinagar: Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam Monday reviewed the progress of the ongoing Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRMP) in the State and set clear timelines for completion of the works taken up under its phase-1. Chief Secretary directed that updation of Jamabandies (Quadrennial Record of Rights) in district Srinagar and Jammu should […]

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Anti-encroachment drive held in Tral, locals say ‘no prior notice’ issued

Anti-encroachment drive held in Tral, locals say ‘no prior notice’ issued

BASHARAT RASHID Tral: Authorities in Tral area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday conducted anti-encroachment drive and demolished various illegal structures here. Various encroachments were demolished on roadsides at Tral town, Kandistan, Diver, Dobiwan and its adjacent areas. The drive was held on the directions of Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Tral, Shabir Ahmad Raina, […]

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Day 22: Yatra crosses last year’s mark of 2.85 lakh

Day 22: Yatra crosses last year’s mark of 2.85 lakh

Srinagar: On the 22nd day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 13,377 Yatris paid obeisance at the Cave shrine and cumulatively since the beginning of the pilgrimage on July 1, 2,85,381 pilgrims had “darshan” at the Cave. “During last year’s Yatra of 60 days, the total number of pilgrims who visited Holy Cave Shrine was […]

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Searing temp: Parents, children demand extension in school summer vacations

Searing temp: Parents, children demand extension in school summer vacations

Srinagar: As all schools are set to reopen from Thursday after ten-day vacations, the demand for extending summer holidays by the end of this month is coming from all corners. Parents and children say the high temperature prevailing in the Valley will take a toll on the children’s health. “It would be better if government […]

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New Delhi wants to put different actors on political chessboard in J&K: Omar, questions centers rationale

New Delhi wants to put different actors on political chessboard in J&K: Omar, questions centers rationale

Srinagar: National Conference vice president and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said that New Delhi wants to put different actors on the political chessboard and questioned as to why are voters in Kashmir not trusted to know what was good for them. “New Delhi ‘wants to put different actors on the political chessboard’. […]

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Ten-day workshop on Research Methodology in Social Sciences begins at KU

Ten-day workshop on Research Methodology in Social Sciences begins at KU

Srinagar: The Department of Social Work, University of Kashmir (KU) organised a Ten Day Workshop on Research Methodology in Social Sciences which started here at KU on Monday. The inaugural function of the workshop was held at Gandhi Bhawan, University which was presided over by Prof. Nilofar Khan Officiating Vice Chancellor KU. In her presidential […]

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No proposal received from J&K Govt for building artificial lake near Tavi Jammu: GoI

No proposal received from J&K Govt for building artificial lake near Tavi Jammu: GoI

Srinagar: Ministry of Tourism, government of India, has said that no proposal has been received from the Jammu and Kashmir government to build an artificial lake near Tavi river in Jammu. Responding to a question by BJP’s Jugal Kishore Sharma whether the Government is formulating any scheme to build a lake near Tavi river in […]

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Tej Ram Katoch posted SP central jail Srinagar, Kakkar asked to await orders of his posting in PHQ

Tej Ram Katoch posted SP central jail Srinagar, Kakkar asked to await orders of his posting in PHQ

Srinagar: Government on Monday transferred Tej Ram Katoch (JKPS), Commandant JKAP 5th Battalion, and posted him as Superintendent Central Jail, Srinagar Mukesh Kumar Kakkar (JKPS). Kakkar has been asked to await orders of his posting in PHQ, till further orders, according to an order issued here by the state’s Home department.

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Kill Corrupt Not Own People, PSOs Or SPOs: Governor To Militants

Kill Corrupt Not Own People, PSOs Or SPOs: Governor To Militants

Says ‘Tempers Down’ In Kashmir, Militants Cannot Beat India Into Submission Srinagar: Governor Satya Pal Malik on Sunday said militants “should kill those who have looted entire wealth of Kashmir” even as he noted that situation in Kashmir was better and that for the first time in last three decades, Hurriyat Conference did not call […]

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Projects worth Rs. 86.27 cr underway at Mantalai: Govt

Projects worth Rs. 86.27 cr underway at Mantalai: Govt

Jammu: Principal Secretary Industries & Commerce and Tourism Department, Naveen K Choudhary reviewed the progress of ongoing works of “Integrated Tourist Facilities” taken up at Mantalai at a meeting held here under his chairmanship. The project is being constructed under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. The approximate cost […]

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Batch of 79 Hajj pilgrims leaves from Ramban

Batch of 79 Hajj pilgrims leaves from Ramban

Ramban/Srinagar: A batch of 79 Hajj pilgrims hailing from different parts of Ramban district left for Srinagar from here on Sunday. District Development Commissioner, Showkat Aijaz Bhat in presence of SSP, Anita Sharma, ADDC, Nawab Din and senior officers, flagged off the buses carrying the Hajj pilgrims. While interacting with them, the DDC extended good […]

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Day 21: 12,115 Yatris visit cave shrine

Day 21: 12,115 Yatris visit cave shrine

Srinagar:  On the 21st day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 12,115 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. “Till date, 2,72,004 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave,” an official spokesman said.

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Crime Branch questions Naeem Akhtar over ‘irregularities’ in allotting contracts as minister

Crime Branch questions Naeem Akhtar over ‘irregularities’ in allotting contracts as minister

Srinagar: Senior PDP leader Naeem Akhtar was questioned in connection with alleged irregularities in allotment of contracts for the Jammu and Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC) during his tenure as public works minister. Official sources said that the former minister was questioned at his residence about giving out work at JKPCC to a specific set […]

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Pregnant woman’s death triggers protest in Anantnag

Pregnant woman’s death triggers protest in Anantnag

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: A pregnant woman died due to the alleged ‘negligence of doctors’ of Maternity and Child Care Hospital (MCCH) in this south Kashmir’s district. Following the death, the family members and other locals of the area held protests in courtyard of MCCH Hospital against the doctors and management and demanded stern punishment to […]

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55-year-old Sopore man killed as speeding motorcycle hits him

55-year-old Sopore man killed as speeding motorcycle hits him

Sopore: A 55-year-old pedestrian was killed after he was hit by a speeding motorcycle at his native village in Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Sunday. Reports said that the man identified as Ghulam Mohammad War son of Ghulam Qadir War of Warpora Sopore received serious injuries after hit by the two-wheeler on Sunday […]

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Founding PDP member Mohammed Khalil Bandh joins NC

Founding PDP member Mohammed Khalil Bandh joins NC

Srinagar: Founding PDP member Mohammed Khalil Bandh, who resigned from the primary membership of the party earlier this week, on Sunday joined National Conference. The former minister in PDP-BJP government was welcomed into National Conference fold by party’s president Farooq Abdullah at function at party headquarters here. Bandh had resigned from PDP, saying the party […]

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Youth drowns in Jhelum while taking bath in Baramulla

Youth drowns in Jhelum while taking bath in Baramulla

Peerzada Waseem Baramulla: A 17-year-old youth drowned in river Jhelum near Drangbal area of Baramulla district on Sunday. Reports said the boy identified as Momin Manzoor son of Manzoor Ahmad Dar of Jalsheeri was taking bath when he drowned. They said that police and locals have started search operation to retrieve the body.

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Wasting energy: 92% Of J&K’s Waste Goes To Dump Sites, Higher Than National Average

Wasting energy: 92% Of J&K’s Waste Goes To Dump Sites, Higher Than National Average

Srinagar: Out of the waste generated in Jammu and Kashmir per annum, 8% is processed and the remaining 92% is going to the dump sites, government said. Disclosing the information in Lok Sabha earlier this week in reply to a question by DR. (Prof.) Kirit Premjibhai Solanki, Minister of State for Environment, Forest and climate […]

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Scooty rider killed in accident in Shopian

Scooty rider killed in accident in Shopian

Shopian: A 19-year-old scooty rider was killed after an oil tanker hit him in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday. Official sources said that the oil tanker (TN88Y-8732) hit scooty (JK13D -3510) near Sindoo Shirmal village of Shopian, leaving the rider critically Injured. He was shifted to district hospital Shopian for treatment where he succumbed […]

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Governor ‘appreciates’ CRPF as its IGs meet him

Governor ‘appreciates’ CRPF as its IGs meet him

Srinagar: . Ravideep Singh Sahi, Inspector General, CRPF and Rajesh Kumar, Inspector General (Operations) CRPF, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. They briefed Governor about their respective areas of responsibility and also extended an invitation for the 81st Raising Day celebrations of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on July […]

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Comprehensive youth benefit plan in Agriculture sector on anvil: Div Com

Comprehensive youth benefit plan in Agriculture sector on anvil: Div Com

Srinagar: To provide more benefits to unemployed youth and also boost new techniques in Agriculture, Horticulture and other allied sectors, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed the concerned departments to prepare a comprehensive youth benefit plan. Under the plan, the Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal & Sheep Husbandries and Fisheries departments have been directed […]

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Roads and bridges are lifeline of any nation: Rajnath Singh, inaugurates Ujh bridge

Roads and bridges are lifeline of any nation: Rajnath Singh, inaugurates Ujh bridge

Kathua: Ushering in a new revolution in the connectivity of roads and bridges in border areas, Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh today inaugurated the 1000 mtr long Ujh Bridge in Pandori village of Kathua district and dedicated it to the Nation. The event was attended by Union Minister of State in PMO, Dr Jitender Singh, Chief […]

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Pampore: JK Cement employees stage protests

Pampore: JK Cement employees stage protests

BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama: Employees under the banner of Jammu & Kashmir Cements Employees Association protested in Pampore on Saturday in demand for release of their pending salaries and other benefits. The protesting employees assemble at JK Cement factory in Khrew area of Pampore and were chanting slogans against authorities for failing to provide them with […]

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High-level committee on Dal Lake meets Advisor Sharma; discuss ‘remedial’ measures for Lake’s conservation

High-level committee on Dal Lake meets Advisor Sharma; discuss ‘remedial’ measures for Lake’s conservation

Srinagar: A high-level committee on Dal Conservation constituted by the High Court today called on the Advisor to the Governor K K Sharma and discussed in detail the remedial measures to be undertaken for conservation of Dal Lake. The committee headed by E Sreeedaran also includes Nivideta Haran, MC Mehta and Mangu Singh as its […]

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KTMF delegation meets governor, demand rehabilitation of 2014 flood affected traders

KTMF delegation meets governor, demand rehabilitation of 2014 flood affected traders

Srinagar: A delegation of Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation led by its President, Bashir Ahmad Rather, called on Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan here today. The delegation put forth various demands and concerns of the Trader’s community of Kashmir including waiving off power dues prior to 2012, rehabilitation of flood affected traders and […]

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Shehla Rashid meets Governor

Shehla Rashid meets Governor

Srinagar:  Shehla Rashid, General Secretary, Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement (JKPM) headed by Shah Faesal, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Rashid apprised Governor about various developmental matters and other issues of public importance including upgradation of health facilities, setting up of more National Testing Authority (NTA) examination centres in […]

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Governor express grief over demise of Sheila Dikshit

Governor express grief over demise of Sheila Dikshit

Srinagar: Governor Satya Pal Malik has expressed grief over the sad demise of Ms. Sheila Dikshit, former Chief Minister of Delhi. In a condolence message, Governor has prayed for peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family members. Governor described the former Delhi Chief Minister as a widely respected public figure whose […]

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Army chief visits Drass, Reviews ‘Operational Preparedness’

Army chief visits Drass, Reviews ‘Operational Preparedness’

Srinagar: Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat, visited Drass sector on Friday and reviewed operational preparedness in the Sector, a defence ministry spokesman said. “During the visit, he was briefed by the General Officer Commanding, ‘Fire & Fury’ Corps on the prevailing situation and operational preparedness in the Sector,” the spokesman said. He also also interacted […]

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Governor, Union Minister flags off Electric Buses in Srinagar

Governor, Union Minister flags off Electric Buses in Srinagar

Srinagar: Governor Satya Pal Malik and Sh. Arvind Ganpat Sawant, Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, today flagged off new JKSRTC Electric Buses in Srinagar here at SKICC. A total of 20 E-Buses will ply on different routes in Srinagar. Sh. Kewal Kumar Sharma and Sh. K Skandan-Advisors to Governor; Dr Asgar Hassan […]

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KEG to take legal recourse over ‘TOI’ report

KEG to take legal recourse over ‘TOI’ report

Srinagar: Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) has taken a strong exception to a news report published from Srinagar in ‘The Times of India’ and has decided to take legal recourse over the report. The editors termed the TOI report, which casts aspersions on the Kashmir based journalists, malicious, propagandistic, motivated and defamatory. The said report has […]

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Citing closure of air space, Mirwaiz says India, Pak ‘belligerence’ only cause losses

Citing closure of air space, Mirwaiz says India, Pak ‘belligerence’ only cause losses

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday said that government of India should shun the approach of force towards Kashmir and instead deal with the “dispute in a political manner” to resolve the issue. Addressing the Friday congregational gathering at the historic Jamia Masjid, Mirwaiz said that GoI’s policies like the issue […]

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Death of twin neonats in L D hospital: JKSCPWCR orders inquiry

Srinagar: The J&K State Commission for Protection of Women & Child Rights (J&KSCPWCR), Friday took suo-moto cognizance of death of twin neonats in L D hospital Srinagar and has decided to hold an inquiry committee to find the facts. The Commission had come across reports appearing in a section of media about mishandling of cases […]

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Governor’s Secretariat deals with 78204 out of 78784 complaints

Governor’s Secretariat deals with 78204 out of 78784 complaints

Srinagar: Since the imposition of Governor’s Rule, during 20th June 2018 – 19 July 2019, the Grievance Cell (including Governor’s Secretariat) received 78784 complaints/grievances of which 78204 have been dealt with / forwarded to the concerned quarters for timely redressal while as 580 complaints / grievances are under process. Similarly, on the directions of Governor, all […]

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Kifayat Rizvi appointed Honorary Gen Secy of IRCS’s JK Branch

Srinagar: Former Commissioner-Secretary, Syed Kifayat Hussain Rizvi has been appointed as Honorary General Secretary to J&K State Branch of Indian Red Cross Society. An order to this effect was issued by the Governor, S P Malik here, who is the President of Indian Red Cross Society, J&K State Branch. As per the order, the tenure […]

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Tobacco consumption has declined by 2 to 3 percent in recent years: Govt

Tobacco consumption has declined by 2 to 3 percent in recent years: Govt

Srinagar: Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo today said tobacco consumption has become the world’s leading single agent of death even though it is preventable. He said that consumption of tobacco in our society is not a traditional practice rather it is an addiction. “As far as our State is concerned the rate […]

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DPL Handwara gets J&K Bank ATM

DPL Handwara gets J&K Bank ATM

Srinagar: Adding one more Automated Teller Machine (ATM) to its network of alternate delivery channels, J&K Bank has commissioned an ATM in District Police Lines (DPL) complex at Tutigund, Handwara. The Bank’s Zonal Head Kashmir (North), Karanjit Singh inaugurated the ATM jointly with Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) DPL Tutigund, Farooq Ahmad Wani in presence […]

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Gunmen kill PSO of PDP Chief Coordinator in South Kashmir, snatch his rifle

Gunmen kill PSO of PDP Chief Coordinator in South Kashmir, snatch his rifle

Sameer Ahmad Srinagar: Unknown gunmen, suspected to be militants, shot dead a policeman, posted as Personal Security Officer (PSO) of senior PDP leader Mufti Sajad, in Bejbhera area in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday. Reports said that the gunmen fired upon the PSO, Farooq Ahmad Mir of Khiram, Anantnag in chest as Mufti Sajjad […]

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Week-long Da’wah program by IF commences at Sonamarg

Week-long Da’wah program by IF commences at Sonamarg

Sonamarg (Ganderbal): A week-long Da’wah program organized by Islamic Fraternity (IF), an Islamic organization working in the field of Da’wah, education and social welfare activities, at twin tourist resorts-Sonamarg and Pahalgam, commences on Thursday. The program part of the series launched by the IF to spread word of Islam among the non-Muslims, particularly visiting the […]

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Tippers supplying soil for illegal filling of government land at Eidgah seized

Srinagar: The Srinagar administration Thursday seized two tippers caught supplying soil for illegal earth filling of government land at Noorbagh area of Tehsil Eidgah. An FIR was also lodged in the local police station against the tipper-owners. Meanwhile the dispute between the IITM and locals at Sheeshgari Bagh Hyderpora over 6 kanals of common land […]

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Advisor Khan to use BP vehicle in all districts except Srinagar, Jammu

Advisor Khan to use BP vehicle in all districts except Srinagar, Jammu

Srinagar: The newly appointed Advisor to Governor, Farooq Ahmad Khan has decided not to use bullet proof vehicle while moving in Srinagar city and Jammu. The Advisor said that he would not like to have any pilot vehicle, bullet proof escort and bullet proof sitting vehicle while moving in Srinagar city and districts of Jammu. […]

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Div Com directs preparing DPR for dry fruit Mandi in Srinagar

Div Com directs preparing DPR for dry fruit Mandi in Srinagar

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed Horticulture department to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the establishment of Dry Fruit Mandi in Srinagar. He further asked the department to include number of dry fruit growers and traders across valley, total shops and their premium cost, auctioneering platform, basic amenities, transport terminal, […]

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DC Pulwama reviews status of works on AIIMS project

Pulwama: District Development Commissioner, Pulwama, Dr Syed Abid Rashid Shah today chaired a meeting to review the status of ongoing work on prestigious AIIMS project coming up on 1772 kanals of land at Awantipora. The meeting was attended by ADC Awantipora, Joint Director Planning, Tehsildar Awantipora, officers of PDD, PHE, Executive Engineer Ground Water Management, […]