5 IAS, 2 KAS officers transferred; Sarmad Hafeez Gets Additional Charge Of Admin Secretary Tourism

Srinagar, Sept 19: Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday ordered transfer of seven officers with immediate effect in the interest of administrations. Bipul Pathak (IAS), Principal Secretary to the Government, Information Technology Department, holding additional charge of Principal Secretary to the Government, Science & Technology Department, CEO, JaKeGA and CEO, JAKEDA, has been transferred and

LG launches NGDRS in J&K

Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha launched the National Generic Document Registration System (NGDRS) at a ceremony organized at Deputy Commissioner Srinagar’s office, today. NGDRS represents a major shift from the existing manual registration system to online registration of all transactions in sale-purchase/transfer of land and the stamp papers have been replaced by e-stamps which have


1329 new covid-19 cases reported in J&K, total 56654

Srinagar, Sept 15: At least 47 army and paramilitary personnel were among 1329 new cases of novel coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir in last 24 hours, officials said on Tuesday. With 69 travelers among them, the fresh cases— 741 from Jammu and 588 from Kashmir Valley—take the total case count to 56654. This is for


B2V best opportunity to strengthen roots of governance: Advisor Baseer Khan

Pulwama: As part of Public outreach program initiated by the J&K Administration under the Jan Abhiyan, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today visited Tral and met several public deputations and individuals, who apprised him of their grievances and developmental demands of their respective areas. District Development Commissioner Pulwama, Dr Raghav Langer, Director RDD,

NC MPs seek discussion on J&K in Parliament

Srinagar, Sept 14: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Members of Parliament on Monday sought discussion on the situation of Jammu and Kashmir in the Parliament during the current session citing the unprecedented situation in the region in wake of the unilateral, unconstitutional and undemocratic rescinding of Articles 370 and 35A. The Party’s Members of Parliament

Govt initiates enquiry against DTO Rajouri for shortfall of Stamp papers worth Rs 50,99,019

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 14: Government today ordered an enquiry into the unaccounted missing of stamp papers in the District Treasury, Rajouri Earlier an inspection of district treasury, Rajouri was conducted on 07/09/2020 by the Deputy Commissioner of Stamps, Jammu to ascertain the stock of stamps available in the treasury. The inspection report has reveals that the

Sarmad visits Multipurpose Indoor Sports Hall, Water Sports Center

Seinagar: Secretary Youth Services and Sports, Sarmad Hafeez took stock of progress of sports infrastructure and other development works at Multipurpose Indoor Sports Hall Polo Ground and Water Sports Center Nehru Park here today. During his visit to Multipurpose Indoor Sports Hall Polo Ground, Sarmad Hafeez inspected various sections of the sports facility and had

LG e-inaugurates Panel Discussion on ‘Covid 19: Challenges and Effective Management’

Srinagar, August 29: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today e-inaugurated the Panel Discussion on “COVID 19: Challenges and Effective Management”. The digital event was organized to observe the 105th Jayanthi Celebrations of His Holiness Jagadguru Dr. Sri Shivaratri Rajendra Mahaswamiji. The Lt Governor inaugurated the event through a digital lamp lighting ceremony. The occasion served as


Round Up: Doctor Among 10 More Die Of Covid-19, J&K Toll 554

Srinagar, Aug 17: Kashmir Valley reported ten more deaths due to covid-19 since overnight and one of the victims includes an octogenarian renowned chest specialist from Srinagar’s Gil Kadal area, official sources said on Monday. They said that among the victims, five belonged to Srinagar and two each to Budgam and Bandipora while another from

A New Era Of Normalcy, Development Dawned After Constitutional Changes Last Year: LG

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 14: In his Independence Day Message, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha has extended greetings and good wishes to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Following is the full text of the Lt Governor’s Independence Day Message: My dear brothers and sisters, 1. Warm and heartiest greetings to all of you on the auspicious occasion

Rehmatanlil Alameen Trust (J&K) Condolence Message

Rehamanlil Alameen trust (SAW) is deeply shocked to hear about the sad demise of Mrs Bilquees Mukhtar Surma wife of Mukhtar Ahmad Surma of Haji Bagh Buchpora Srinagar who left for heavenly abode on 14th August 2020. We all mourn his death in sorrow and share the grief in this time of bereavement with deepest

Abdul Hamid Mir Passes Away

With profound grief and sorrow, we inform the sad demise of Mr. Abdul Hamid Mir S/O late Abdul Khaliq Mir(Peer Sahib) R/O Dobi Ghat Hazratbal, At Present Buser Bugh Alastang, on 13 August 2020. The mourning shall be held only for three (3)days and there will be no congregations Fateh Khani at the graveyard in

Islamic fraternity wishes its dedicated member a happy wedding

Srinagar: On the auspicious occasion of marriage ceremony of one of Islamic Fraternity’s dedicated member, Mr. Hilal Ahmad Bangroo, Chairman Islamic Fraternity, Muhammad Aamir congratulated the member and wished him a happy married life. Expressing joy over the ceremony which was solemnized in a simple manner, Aamir said that marriage is an important event that

Javid Amin Passes Away

Javid Amin, 66, left unexpectedly for heavenly abode on 2 August 2020 at 3:00 am at his home peacefully. Javid was born on 4 February 1954 after a long wait of 11 years to late khwaaja Mohammad Amin (IAS) and Hafiza Begum. He completed his schooling from Tyndale Biscoe School and also had a short


LG Chairs High Level Admin Secretaries Meeting

Calls For ‘Robust Health Care System’ ‘Zero Tolerance’ For Corruption’Srinagar, August 07: Spelling out the contours of his model of governance, the newly appointed Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today stressed on Zero Tolerance for Corruption, promotion of youth centric programs and policies, reaching out to the masses, strengthening of connectivity in rural areas, robust health

Robust Mechanism In Place For Redressal Of Public Issues: LG

Srinagar, July 16: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu on Thursday observed that the Government has put in place robust mechanism at all administrative levels for the redressal of public grievances, besides carrying out developmental activities in right earnest with active public participation. The Lt Governor was on his visit to Shopian district where he interacted

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Disproportionate assets: ACB arrests ex-Chief Planning Officer Budgam

Srinagar, June 19: Anti corruption Bureau on Friday arrested a former Chief Planning Officer Budgam in connection with a case registered last year. According to the ACB, the officer, Noor Mohammad Wani, was arrested in the case (FIR No.18/2019 registered) at Police Station ACB Kashmir for “accumulation of assets disproportionate to known source of income

Restaurant & Cafe Association of Kashmir Formed

Srinagar: Pledging to resolve the issues faced by vital business sector for its revival, the Restaurant & Cafe Association of Kashmir (RAK) was constituted here Saturday. After marathon deliberations, prominent businessman Sheikh Feroz was elected as the President of the business body while young entrepreneur Babar Chowdhary was elected as the Vice president of the

Vitamin D reduces risk of dying from Covid-19: DAK

Srinagar, May 22: If you have healthy levels of vitamin D, you are less likely to get severe disease from the novel coronavirus, said Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Friday in a communiqué. “Having adequate levels of vitamin D reduces your risk of dying from Covid-19,” said DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan. “People with

NC Opposes Domicile Rules, Demands Immediate Revocation

Srinagar, May 19: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Tuesday vehemently opposed Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Adaptation of State Laws) Order, 2020 and Jammu and Kashmir Grant of Domicile Certificate ( Procedure) Rules 2020. In a statement released to press, the Party has stated that both the S.O 1229 (E) Domicile law and S.O 166

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Hazratbal fire incident: DC Srinagar sanctions Rs 15 lakh ex gratia

Srinagar: Following an incident of fire breaking out before dawn today at Hazratbal area the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary visited the affected families to console them and assess the damage from the tragic incident. It is notable that 5 houses were damaged and a total of 10 families affected in the fire

Wife of late Ghulam Mohammad Khan passes away

With profound grief and sorrow, it is informed that Mehra Begam wife of late Ghulam Mohammad Khan of Hazratbal Srinagar passed away on April 22 after a brief illness. “We request all nears and dears that the condolence shall be for three days only,” the bereaved family said.

People’s health is my prime concern: Advisor Baseer Khan

Srinagar: In view of COVID-19 outbreak, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor and overall in-charge of Coronavirus Control Efforts (CCE) for Kashmir Division, Baseer Ahmad Khan, on Thursday said that the health of the people is his prime concern. To achieve cent percent results, The Advisor is holding a series of meeting on daily basis to review

9SRNP1: SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 9 (UNI) Security personnel keeping vigil during curfew-like restrictions at Mirwaiz Manzil in down town Srinagar on Thursday.

Covid-19: Restrictions Continue in Kashmir

Srinagar: Authorities continued restrictions on Wednesday in Kashmir where four covid-19 patients have been officially confirmed. A day after three persons, including a 22-year-old youth, tested positive for covid-19, tougher restrictions have been imposed across the valley. Police and paramilitary forces have been imposed in strengthen. Police is also making announcements through public address systems,

JKNC DEVSAR holds one day party worker’s convention at Qazigund

  Qazigund: JKNC Devsar held a day long party worker’s convention under the leadership of Mohammad Rafiq Khan here on Tuesday While addressing the well gathering of party worker’s at Dakbanglow Qazigund Khan appealed people of Devsar to join hands with National Conference for a new beginning, away from sadness and cynicism. which will give


J&K Bank conducts BLBC Meetings

Srinagar: J&K Bank, which is the convener SLBC, today conducted four back to back Block Level Banker’s Committee (BLBC) meetings for the blocks Harwan, Khonmoh, Qamarwari and Srinagar to review the progress achieved in flow of credit to priority sector, sponsored schemes, financial inclusion and digital penetration during the quarter ended June 2019. Convened by

Army Goodwill School Ziran celebrates annual day, students enthral audience

  Srinagar: Army goodwill school Ziran celebrated its annual day on Tuesday under the aegis of Chinar Gunners with great enthusiasm and fervor. According to organisers the performance by Junior students enthralled the audience, and the performance by the senior students exhibited their talent in skits, Ladakhi dance, dance of women empowerment, Kashmiri Rouf, Bhangra,

NC leader’s PSO shot at in Anantnag

Anantnag: A Personal Security officer posted with National Conference leader was shot at by unknown gunmen in Hiller area of Anantnag district in South Kashmir. Sources said that a PSO identified as Riyaz Ahmed was rushed to District hospital Anantnag for treatment. More details awaited.


Farooq Khan Appointed Governor’s Advisor

Srinagar: The government on Monday appointed former police officer and a BJP leader Farooq Khan, IPS (Retd), as Advisor to the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. “Sanction is hereby accorded to the appointment of Shri Farooq Khan, IPS (Retd), as Advisor to the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir with effect from the date he assumes


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

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

Tehsildar Ganderbal conducts anti-encroachment drive at Malshibagh

Ganderbal: Tehsildar Ganderbal, Dr. Mohd Iqbal Malik along a team of  revenue officials today conducted anti- encroachment drive in Malshibagh area to retrieve the State land. During the drive about two Kanal of state land at prime location was retrieved from the encroachers besides demolished illegal structure  constructed on the said land. Speaking on the

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

Kulgam blast: Govt orders Inquiry

Srinagar: The Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar on Thursday expressed grief over the death of Nazir Ahmad Bhat in a mysterious blast at Chaddar area of Kulgam district. The Advisor in his condolence message has conveyed his sympathies to the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed soul and early recovery of

Delimitation in J&K: Centre avoids reply in Lok Sabha

The Centre on Tuesday avoided replying whether it was planning to conduct a delimitation exercise in Jammu and Kashmir to “remove regional imbalance in the State.” All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen MP Asaduddin Owaisi raised a question in the Lok Sabha whether Jammu and Kashmir had not been included in the delimitation exercise taken up in the country


Fifty lakh rupees stolen from Gulmarg gondola

  By Peerzada Waseem Baramulla: Fifty lakh rupees have been stolen from the safe of Gulmarg Gondola, officials said on Monday. MD Gulmarg Cable Car Corporation Shameem Ahmad said that fifty lakh rupees have been stolen on Sunday evening. Officials said that police has been informed about the theft and they have began a probe

JKNC holds youth meeting in Hazratbal, Majid Pathan named youth president

Srinagar: National Conference on Monday held its youth meeting in Hazratabal area of Srinagar district. The meeting in hazratbal block has elected Majid Pahan as youth president Jammu and Kashmir National conference. The meeting was attended by senior NC leader Nasir Aslam Wani and Salman Sagar.


Fire in Manthal forests doused

Udhampur: Fire erupted in Manthal forest area in Udhampur district of Jammu division, officials said on Saturday. According to officials the fire has been doused and brought under control by the Police party of PP Tikri , Forest guards and F& ES.    p  


Kathua rape and murder: Quantum Of Punishment At 4 P.M.

Srinagar: Having convicted six out of the seven accused in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, a court in Pathankot will announce quantum of punishment at 1600 hours. Earlier the announcement was expected at 1400 hours. Three of the accused, Sanj Ram (main accused), Deepak Khujuria and Parvesh Kumar alias Mannu

Encounter breaks out in Nowgam Shahabad village of Anantnag

  Anantnag: Gunfight between militants anf governement forces in Nowgam Shahabad area of Anantnag district on Saturday morning. Earlier a joint team of forces had launched a cordon-and-search operation to flush out hiding militants. Sources said that the operation was launched following specific input that militants are hiding in the area. The anti militancy operation

IED blast near LOC, Army man injured

Poonch: An Army man was injured in an IED blast along line of Control in Poonch district on Friday. According to reports the blast took place along LOC in Salotri area. The injured army man has been  identified as Kailash Chand of 39 RR. He has been airlifted to Udhampur.

Grenade lobbed at Police Station Sopore, two cops injured

By Peerzada Waseem Sopore: Two cops received splinter injuries of a grenade explosion in a suspected militant attack on police station Sopore in district Baramulla. SSP Sopore Javid Iqbal confirmed  to INS that the grenade was hurled towards the forces installation in the area. Forces have cordoned off the area and launched searched to nab

A shikara droves through Dal lake on a hot sunny day in Srinagar. Pic by Zargar Zahoor

Weatherman forecasts pleasant weather in rain drenched Kashmir Valley till weekend

Srinagar: The prolonged rainy spell would slump into a subdued phase for at least three days as the meteorological department on Friday forecast “pleasant weather” till weekend. The weather forecast is something that must give some respite to the people of the rain-drenched Kashmir Valley.”Very pleasant weather conditions for next 3 days. Only very light

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