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AG briefs Governor about status of all important cases in HC, SC

AG briefs Governor about status of all important cases in HC, SC

Srinagar: Senior Advocate D.C Raina, who has taken over as Advocate General of J&K, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today. Governor has asked Raina to early discuss with him the status of all important cases pending in High Courts/Supreme Court which relate to J&K.

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NIA summons Srinagar Reporter To Delhi in Asiya Andrabi case

Srinagar: National Investigating Agency (NIA) on Friday summoned a Srinagar based reporter to New Delhi for questioning in Asiya Andrabi case. Auqib Javeed, an accredited journalist is working with Kashmir Observer, has been summoned to NIA headquarters in connection with the case (RC-17/2018/NIA/DLI ) DATED 27TH April, 2018. “It appears you are aquatinted with the […]

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Prof. Girija Dhar Passes Away, Governor, others express grief

Prof. Girija Dhar Passes Away, Governor, others express grief

Srinagar: Prof. Girija Dhar, one of the famous personalities in the medical fraternity of Jammu and Kashmir, passed away in Srinagar on Friday. A renowned Gynaecologist and former Principal of the Government Medical College Srinagar, Dhar had also served the State as Chairperson of the J&K Public Service Commission. She was married to legendary Prof […]

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1323 complaints disposed of since imposition of Governor’s Rule

Srinagar: Since the imposition of Governor’s Rule, till date, the Grievance Cell received 4389 complaints/grievances, of which 3,658 have been disposed of/forwarded to the concerned quarters for their timely redressal; and 1706 complaints/grievances are under process. During this period, Governor’s Secretariat received 1430 complaints/grievances, of which 1323 complaints have been disposed/forwarded to the concerned quarters […]

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Muzzafar Baig meets Governor

Muzzafar Baig meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Muzzafar Hussain Baig, Member of Parliament, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan on riday.  Baig discussed with Governor important issues relating to the equitable development of the State and the need to ensure the high success of various schemes and programmes in the “Aspirational” Districts of Baramulla and Kupwara. Governor urged  Baig […]

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13 July 1931 martyrs torch bearers of Kashmiris struggle for self determination: Mirwaiz

13 July 1931 martyrs torch bearers of Kashmiris struggle for self determination: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: 13 July 1931 martyrs are the torch bearers of Jammu and Kashmir’s struggle for “self determination”, chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said before his arrest on Friday. Defying house arrest to pay tribute to martyrs of 13 July 1931 Mirwaiz was arrested by police outside his Nigeen residence. Speaking to the […]

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Militants beat up retired army soldier in Shopian

Shopian: Suspected militants barged into house of a retired army man in Kanjiular Shopian in South Kashmir’s Shopian district and beat him mercilessly, source said.  The soldier has been identified as Nazir Ahmad.  Further details are awaited, the officials said.

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Restrictions to continue in Kupwara, Trehgam tomorrow

Restrictions to continue in Kupwara, Trehgam tomorrow

Kupwara: Authorities on Thursday ordered continuation of restrictions in Kupwara town and Trehgam in wake of the killing of a youth in army firing yesterday. According to the District Magistrate, Kupwara in order to avert any law and order situation in Kupwara town and Trehgam, it has been ordered that restrictions under Section144 of CrPC […]

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All 3 Advisors to visit Governor’s Grievance Cell on fixed days of week

All 3 Advisors to visit Governor’s Grievance Cell on fixed days of week

Srinagar: Governor N.N. Vohra visited the Government Grievance Cell at Chruch Lane, Sonwar, and held detailed discussions with the officers and staff of the Cell, particularly to dovetail its functioning with the J&K Governor’s Grievance Cell which functions at Raj Bhavan, Srinagar. Governor was accompanied by Shri B.B. Vyas, Advisor to Governor and Shri Umang […]

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CB books MD International College of Aviation for cheating

CB books MD International College of Aviation for cheating

Srinagar: Crime Branch Kashmir on Thursday booked Managing Director of International College of Aviation cheating students as the college is not recognized and registered with the Government. In a statement issued here, Crime Branch said that a complaint was received a complaint through CM’s Grievance cell Srinagar and Civil Aviation Department J&K Government wherein it […]

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Sacrifices of 13 July 1931 martyrs timeless, continues to inspire millions of people to fight for justice: Farooq

Sacrifices of 13 July 1931 martyrs timeless, continues to inspire millions of people to fight for justice: Farooq

Sacrifices of 13th July 1931 martyrs timeless, continues to inspire millions of people to fight for justice: Farooq Srinagar: Sacrifices of 22 valiant martyrs of 13th July 1931 was timeless and continues to inspire millions of people to fight for justice, truth and peace, National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah said on Thursday. Farooq along […]

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Educational Institutes to remain closed in Kupwara tomorrow

Srinagar: All educational institutions across Kupwara district will remain closed tomorrow as a precautionary measure, officials said. They said that the step has been taken as a precautionary measure in wake of the youth’s killing in forces firing at Trehgam on wednesday evening.

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SAC sets into motion process for ULB polls

SAC sets into motion process for ULB polls

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here on Wednesday under the chairmanship of the Governor, N N Vohra set into motion the process for holding elections to the Urban Local Bodies in the State. SAC directed the Housing and Urban Development Department to initiate the process of holding elections to Municipal Bodies (Municipal […]

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Governor chairs 3rd SAC meeting, many decision taken

Governor chairs 3rd SAC meeting, many decision taken

SRINAGAR: Governor,  N N Vohra on Wednesday chaired the 3rd meeting of the State Administrative Council (SAC) at Raj Bhavan. Advisors to the Governor, Shri B B Vyas, Shri Vijay Kumar and Shri Khurshid Ahmad Ganai besides Chief Secretary, Shri B V R Subrahmanyam attended the meeting. The SAC deliberated upon the various proposals submitted […]

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Youth killed, another injured in army firing in Trehgam  Kupwara

Kupwara:  A youth was killed and another critically injured in army firing at Trehgam area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday evening.  They said that some youth pelted stones at army following which they opened fire.  The slain youth has been identified as Khalid Gaffar Malik son of Abdul Gaffar Malik of Trehgam. Massive […]

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Prioritise the finalisation of pending enquiries: Governor tells Director Vigilance

Prioritise the finalisation of pending enquiries: Governor tells Director Vigilance

Srinagar: S. J. M Gillani, Director Vigilance, met Governor N.N. Vohra, at the Civil Secretariat today. Gillani apprised Governor about the present status of the work being done by the State Vigilance Organization; the pendency of cases; reasons for delay in the finalization of enquiries and the lodging of Challans; prolonged delays for conclusion of […]

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Hajj 2018: Div Com calls for hassle-free arrangements

Srinagar: In order to ensure smooth arrangements for Hajj-2018, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed all District Development Commissioners (DDCs) of Kashmir Division including Leh and Kargil to ensure hassle-free arrangements for the Hajj pilgrims in their respective districts. The Divisional Commissioner issued this direction while reviewing the arrangements being provided to the […]

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Mehbooba owes people of J&K apology: Omar

Mehbooba owes people of J&K apology: Omar

Srinagar: National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said PDP-BJP alliance left the State “brutalized” and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti owes the people of J&K an apology which “needs to be delivered without hiding behind smokescreens and the victimhood of being removed from power.” Omar chaired the National Conference Legislative Party Meeting at […]

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CB books PDD employee who transferred over Rs 5.72 crores govt money in his personal, family accounts

CB books PDD employee who transferred over Rs 5.72 crores govt money in his personal, family accounts

Srinagar: Crime Branch Kashmir has booked for fraud an employee of PDD who transferred government amount of more than Rs 5.72 crores into his personal account and the accounts of his family members in different Banks. An official spokesman here said the CB received a complaint against one Mushtaq Ahmed Malik son of late Sonaullah Malik […]

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Div Com Kmr reviews progress for establishment of AIIMS

Div Com Kmr reviews progress for establishment of AIIMS

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review all issues related to land owners which are displaced due to the establishment of AIIMS at Awantipora, Pulwama. The meeting was informed that the total quantum of land for the establishment of AIIMS is 1772 kanals and five marlas. The construction of […]

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2 more youth join Hizb, pictures go viral 

2 more youth join Hizb, pictures go viral 

Pulwama: Two more youth have joined militant ranks and have announced their joining to Hizb-ul-Mujahideen outfit on Wednesday.    Photographs of the youth, Adfar Fayaz of Gulshanpora Tral and Jahangir Ahmad of Amirabad Tral, holding an AK-47 rifles have gone viral on social media sites. Adfar and Jahangir had gone missing recently. A police officer […]

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Shopian: Thousands participate in minor boy’s funeral

Shopian: Thousands participate in minor boy’s funeral

Shopian: Thousands of people participated in funeral prayers of Saliq Iqbal Shiekh, the minor boy who succumbed to injuries which he sustained along with four other boys in an explosion while fiddling with an explosive substance, purportedly a live grenade, in this south Kashmir district on Wednesday afternoon. Sources said while thousands of young and […]

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Governor accepts resignation of 25 political appointees, 2 terminated 

Governor accepts resignation of 25 political appointees, 2 terminated 

  Srinagar: Twenty-five political appointees have submitted their resignation which have been accepted by the Governor. The resignations are in tune with the provisions of the Standing Operating Procedure (SoP) issued vide Govt Order No: 299-GAD of 2016 dated: 01.04.2016, an official spokesman said. Pertinently, during the previous government 28 persons were engaged as Chairperson/Vice […]

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Vohra appoints DC Raina as advocate general  

Vohra appoints DC Raina as advocate general  

Srinagar: Governor N N Vohra on Wednesday appointed senior advocate DC Raina as advocate general of Jammu and Kashmir. “In exercise of the powers conferred under section 42 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir and in supersession of notification SRO 180 dated June 3, 2016, the Governor is pleased to appoint Shri DC Raina, […]

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Vohra for expeditious completion of works going on for 3 years in Leh

Vohra for expeditious completion of works going on for 3 years in Leh

Srinagar: Governor N N Vohra has emphasised the urgent need for expeditious completion of ongoing Central Sector Schemes, particularly those which had been ongoing for more than three years in Leh. Governor visited Leh yesterday to review the progress of development works in the district. He was accompanied by his three Advisors, Chief Secretary and […]

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Amarnath yatri dies, 2 others injured in road accident at Awantipora

Amarnath yatri dies, 2 others injured in road accident at Awantipora

Awantipora : An amaranth yatri died while two others were injured in a road accident on Srinagar-Jammu highway near Awantipora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district  on Wednesday. Official sources said DPS school bus (JK01N-5074 and a swift vehicle (No RJ 14CT/1772), carrying pilgrims, collided with each other  on New Bypass near Padgampora Awantipora, resulting […]

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Bus carrying students of army goodwill school turns turtle in Uri

Bus carrying students of army goodwill school turns turtle in Uri

Baramulla: A bus carrying students of Army Goodwill School turned turtle at Gingal area of Uri in this north Kashmir’s district on Wednesday. All students were reportedly safe. The bus (JK05-5705) was on its way to Uri from Chulaan when it met with the accident at Gingal. Police has registered a case, officials said.

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How is a sarcastic tweet dishonest?: Omar comes in defence of Shah Faesal

How is a sarcastic tweet dishonest?: Omar comes in defence of Shah Faesal

Srinagar: With New Delhi asking Jammu and Kashmir government to initiate action against 2009 IAS topper Shah Faesal for violating the service rules through a series of tweets including one against “rape-culture” in India, former Chief Minister and vice president of National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah come out in his defence on Wednesday. While reacting […]

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Kashmir shuts against civilian killings

Kashmir shuts against civilian killings

Srinagar: A shutdown is being observed in Kashmir Valley to protest against the unabated killings of civilians by the government forces. Four civilians including a minor girl were killed in past our days alone. Official records suggest that at least 106 civilians were killed in forces action near encounter sites since January 2017. Markets, public […]

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Ousted wireless operators engaged at honorarium of Rs 25,000 per month

Srinagar: The State government on Monday accorded sanction to the creation of 151 positions of ‘Wireless Assistants’ at the monthly honorarium of Rs. 25,000 “as one time relaxation” to absorb the ousted wireless operators. According to an order issued here, the sanction of accord would be subject to the condition that Police Headquarter, J&K shall […]

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IUST postpones exams, suspends class work tomorrow

IUST postpones exams, suspends class work tomorrow

Srinagar: Authorities at the Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) Awantipora have postponed all the examinations scheduled  Wednesday. The class work will also remain suspended in the varsity as well, said a spokesman. He said the fresh dates for postponed exam will be notified later, separately.  

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Governor meets Dalai Lama at Leh

Governor meets Dalai Lama at Leh

Leh: Before commencing his official engagements, soon after arrival at Leh this morning Governor N.N. Vohra called on H.H. the Dalai Lama at his residence in Jive-tsal Choglamsar. The Governor was accompanied by his Advisors, Chief Secretary and Principal Secretary Planning. During his interactions with the Governor, and speaking about the growing tensions across the world, […]

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DSEK: All papers of term 1st examinations scheduled tomorrow postponed

DSEK: All papers of term 1st examinations scheduled tomorrow postponed

Srinagar: Directorate of School Education Kashmir has postponed all the papers of Term 1st examination in Kashmir Division excluding Leh and Kargil which were scheduled on Wednesday. According to an official statement from Director School Education Kashmir Dr. G.N. Itoo the new dates will be announced separately.

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Guv for ‘cohesive civil-police- army collaboration’

Guv for ‘cohesive civil-police- army collaboration’

Srinagar:  Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh, Army Commander, Northern Command, met Governor N.N. Vohra at Raj Bhavan on Tuesday. The Army Commander, who has undertaken extensive tour of areas in the Valley in the past four days, shared his views and experiences with the Governor. Raj Bhavan Spokesman recalled the Governor’s meeting with the Army Commander […]

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Shopian militant’s father dies of cardiac arrest after news about son being trapped in encounter

Srinagar: Father of a militant died of cardiac arrest soon after hearing his son was among militants who were trapped in gunfight with government forces at Kundalan Village of Shopian district. Reports said that Mohammed Ishaq Naikoo son of Ghulam Ahmad Naikoo of Memander Shopian, suffered a severe heart attack after being informed that his […]

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Injured in BSF firing, Sopore student succumbs to injures after fortnight   

Srinagar: An eleventh class student, injured critically in government forces action at Nadihal Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on June 25, succumbed to injuries at a hospital here. The student, Ubaid Manzoor Lone son of Manzoor Ahmad suffered a critical bullet injured after paramilitary BSF personnel from 149 battalion opened fire upon a group […]

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Day 12: Yatra crosses one lakh mark

Day 12: Yatra crosses one lakh mark

Srinagar: In a review meeting held here on Monday Umang Narula, CEO, and Bhupinder Kumar, Addl. CEO of the Shrine Board, informed Governor N.N Vohra, Chairman of the Board, that on the 12th day of the ongoing Yatra, 9,606 pilgrims paid obeisance at Holy Cave and till date, 1,04,018 pilgrims had performed Darshan at the […]

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2 killed, 5 injured in separate accidents

2 killed, 5 injured in separate accidents

Srinagar: Two persons were killed and four others were injured in two separate road mishaps in Poonch and Uhampur districts of Jammu region on Monday. Reports said two persons were killed and another was injured after a Tata sumo (jk11-3933) returning from marriage function skidded of the road and rolled down into 300-ft gorge near […]

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Efficiency, transparency in admin first priority: Chief Secretary

Srinagar: Following the roll-out of ‘Mission on Delivering Development’, the Chief Secretary, BVR Subrahmanyam today set into motion the ‘Mission on Delivering Governance’. Speaking at a meeting of the Administrative Secretaries at the Civil Secretariat here this morning, the Chief Secretary issued a series of instructions to reinforce efficiency, transparency and fairness in administration and […]

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Situation in Kashmir is quite alarming: Omar

Situation in Kashmir is quite alarming: Omar

Jammu: National Conference Vice President and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said the situation in Kashmir is quite alarming and urged the Governor N. N Vohra to restore back the “normality of 2014 that witnessed near normal activity, communal harmony and peaceful conduct of parliamentary and assembly elections across Jammu and Kashmir.” “The […]

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Govt reconstitutes pay anomaly committee

Govt reconstitutes pay anomaly committee

Srinagar: The governor administration in Jammu and Kashmir Government on Monday re-constituted Pay Anomaly Committee to be headed by administrative secretary Finance to examine various anomalies in the existing pay structure as may come to the notice of the Committee and suggest measures to remove such anomalies. The five-member panel has also been tasked to […]

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Militant body found after gunfight in Kupwara forests

Militant body found after gunfight in Kupwara forests

Srinagar: Police and army on Monday said that an unidentified militant body along with an AK-47 rifle was recovered after a gunfight between militants and the government forces in Handwara woods in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district . The gunfight broke out between a group of militants and a search party of the army and police […]

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Unidentified knife attacker kills PDP worker’s wife in Hajin Bandipora

Srinagar: An unidentified attacker carried out a fatal knife attack on a woman after she and her husband, a PDP worker, attempt to prevent him from taking cash and gold ornaments at Shahgund area of Hajin in north Kashmir Bandipora district. Talking to INS, the PDP worker, Abdul Majeed Dar said that the unidentified attacker […]

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Mehbboba tries to keep flock together but most disgruntled PDP legislators stand ground

Mehbboba tries to keep flock together but most disgruntled PDP legislators stand ground

Srinagar:  Most of the disgruntled PDP legislators stayed away from the meeting called by the party chief and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti here. While at least 21 legislators met Mehbooba soon after her return from New Delhi yesterday, the disgruntled leaders stay away. Former minister Imran Ansari reiterated that Mehbooba indulges in nepotism and […]

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Gunfight in Kupwara woods

Gunfight in Kupwara woods

Srinagar: A gunfight broke out between militants and a search party of the army and police in forest near Khanpora Magam area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. “Exchange of fire between SFs (security forces) and militants in forest areas of #Handwara. Details will follow,” police said on Twitter. Further details are awaited.

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Shutdown, security lockdowns, internet ban mark Burhan Wani’s 2nd anniversary

Shutdown, security lockdowns, internet ban mark Burhan Wani’s 2nd anniversary

Srinagar: The government imposed restrictions in many parts of Valley and blocked internet across the Kashmir on Hizbul-Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani’s second death anniversary on Sunday. Coupled with the restrictions, a complete shutdown was observed in the Valley and parts of Jammu region on the call by Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, […]

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First Hajj flight leaves on Saturday, last on July 25

First Hajj flight leaves on Saturday, last on July 25

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai on Sunday reviewed the arrangements put in place for Haj 2018 by State Haj Committee. Advisor directed all the Executive Officer Syed Qamar Sajad to finalize and complete all the arrangements well before the departure of Hajis. Executive Officer appraised Advisor about the arrangements taken by the State […]

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‘Only pilgrims of district Srinagar, Jammu and Ladakh division to collect documents from Haj House’

Srinagar: It is for information of all the Intending Pilgrims of Haj – 2018, that the reporting time displayed on website of Haj Committee of India, Mumbai www.hajcommittee.gov.in, is for collection of documents like Passport, visa etc from the respective district headquarter except the Pilgrims of district Srinagar and Pilgrims of Jammu / Ladakh Division, who […]

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Farooq Shah reviews flood management works in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Secretary Public Health Engineering (PHE) and Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) Departments, Farooq Ahmed Shah, convened a meeting with officers and experts to discuss the flood management in the valley. During the meeting, Shah sought suggestions including short-term plans as well as long-term plans which can be carried out to mitigate flood threat in future. […]

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Kulgam killings: Governor convenes emergency meeting with Northern Army Commander

Kulgam killings: Governor convenes emergency meeting with Northern Army Commander

Srinagar:    Governor N.N. Vohra convened a high level meeting at the Raj Bhavan today to review the security situation in Kashmir Valley, in the context of the incident earlier in the day in which three civilians had lost their lives in district Kulgam. Governor had especially invited Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, Northern Army Commander, to participate […]

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