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New concepts in Higher Education on anvil: Advisor Ganai

New concepts in Higher Education on anvil: Advisor Ganai

Srinagar: Advisor to the Governor, Mr. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, today chaired a meeting to discuss introduction of new concepts in Higher Education sector for improving quality of education so as to make students competitive at the cutting edge level. The new concepts include introduction of Student Exchange Policy, setting up of career counselling centres and […]

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Amit Shah’s Visit: Traffic advisory issued in Srinagar

Amit Shah’s Visit: Traffic advisory issued in Srinagar

Srinagar: Traffic Police Srinagar city Tuesday issued a traffic advisory for motorists in view of the visit of VVIP to SKICC on 26th and 27th of June 2019. According to the advisory, no Motorist shall be allowed to ply towards Nishat, Shalimar, Harwan and adjacent areas via. Badyari Chowk and Gupkar. Similarly no traffic shall […]

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Crackdown launched on illegal selling of tobacco products in Srinagar

Crackdown launched on illegal selling of tobacco products in Srinagar

Srinagar: The Srinagar administration Tuesday launched a city-wide crackdown on illegal sale of cigarettes among other tobacco products holding simultaneous inspections of markets in various areas. The inspections were held in the wake of growing concerns about increasing prevalence of substance abuse in Srinagar and to verify adherence to the Cigarettes & Other Tobacco Products […]

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409 references of Anti-Corruption Bureau referred to DC pending disposal: CVC told

Srinagar: The Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) P L Gupta today held a meeting to review the status of cases pending with the District Vigilance Officers of Kashmir Division. Vigilance Commissioners Gazzanfer Hussain and Hilal Ahmad Parray and Director of Anti-Corruption Bureau Anand Jain participated in the meeting. The CVC expressed his anguish at delay in […]

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KEG condemns Qadri’s arrest, regrets declaring him ‘proclaimed offender in books’

KEG condemns Qadri’s arrest, regrets declaring him ‘proclaimed offender in books’

Srinagar: Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) has condemned a shocking raid on the residence of its senior member, Ghulam Jeelani Qadri, editor Afaaq, a daily newspaper, in which he was arrested Monday night. Qadri, 62, a known hypertensive, has spent more than 35 years in public life. The police invoked a 1990 case registered against eight […]

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Need to exploit talent of Kashmiri youth in ‘better way’: Mirwaiz

Need to exploit talent of Kashmiri youth in ‘better way’: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Terming the quality education as the major tool for the development and upliftment of nations, Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on urged the people of Kashmir to invest their resources on their children so that a better tomorrow is built. “No nation in the world can progress and development unless it makes […]

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KU inks MoU with University of Sydney, Australia

KU inks MoU with University of Sydney, Australia

Srinagar, June 25: Centre of Central Asian Studies (CCAS), University of Kashmir and School of Philosophical and Historical Enquiry (SOPHE), University of Sydney, Australia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to initiate a new joint collaborative research project (Prehistoric Mining and Metallurgy in Kashmir) and enhance higher education learning initiatives between the two Universities. The […]

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Yasin Malik’s health deteriorating in Tihar Jail: JKLF

Yasin Malik’s health deteriorating in Tihar Jail: JKLF

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front on Tuesday said that the health condition of its chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik was deteriorating in Tihar Jail, New Delhi. In a statement issued here, a spokesman of JKLF said Yasin Malik is suffering from an acute infection in one of eye from the last two weeks. He condemned […]

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Kashmir Lawyers’ Body Supports Demand For Int’l Probe Into Ex-Egypt President Morsi’s ‘Custodial Death’

Kashmir Lawyers’ Body Supports Demand For Int’l Probe Into Ex-Egypt President Morsi’s ‘Custodial Death’

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Tuesday endorsed the demand by International Lawyers Association and United Nations Human Rights Council, headquartered at Geneva, for conducting an international probe in the circumstances that led to the death of Late President Mohammad Morsi of Egypt in a court room. “In an Executive Committee meeting held here […]

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KPC’s maiden election deferred following police action against senior journalist Ghulam Jeelani Qadri

KPC’s maiden election deferred following police action against senior journalist Ghulam Jeelani Qadri

Srinagar: The eight-member election commission of the Kashmir Press Club (KPC) on Tuesday said that they have cancelled the dates announced earlier for nominations, withdrawal and polling for the maiden election for the scribes body. The development comes in wake of the arrest of the senior journalist by police in a nocturnal raid. The KPC […]

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Students lock down JKBOSE’s office in Ganderbal, demand their results of 12th class Bi-annual exams be declared soon

Students lock down JKBOSE’s office in Ganderbal, demand their results of 12th class Bi-annual exams be declared soon

by Mir Showkat Ganderbal: Accusing JKBOSE of playing with the future of students,  12th class Bi-annual students on Tuesday locked down the Board’s office in Ganderbal demanding declaration of results in earliest. The students claimed that on declaration of results, the result of students from centre No. 4110 in Qammaria Model Higher secondary school Ganderbal […]

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Daily Aafaq’s Ghulam Jeelani Qadri released

Daily Aafaq’s Ghulam Jeelani Qadri released

Srinagar: Court on Monday released senior journalist Ghulam Jeelani Qadri against a bail bond and asked Station House Officer to explain action taken in past years about the case involving him. According to sources Qadri has been released against the bail bond of Rs 20000. Court has directed SHO to explain his position in next […]

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DG IMD meets Governor ahead of Yatra

DG IMD meets Governor ahead of Yatra

Srinagar: Dr. K.J. Ramesh, Director General, Indian Meteorological Department, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Dr. Ramesh briefed Governor about the present weather forecasting set up in the State and its usefulness for issuing timely weather advisories to people and pilgrims of Shri Amarnathji Yatra during the duration of the […]

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Budgam: Village Lumbardar electrocuted to death in Mochan village of Beerwah

Budgam: Village Lumbardar electrocuted to death in Mochan village of Beerwah

Budgam: A village Lumbardar  was electrocuted to death in Mochan village of Beerwah in Budgam district on Tuesday while repairing an electric transformer in the area. The deceased has been identifed as Shabir Ahmad Malik (25) son of Ghulam Mohammad of Mochan Beerwah. Soon after receiving the electric shock Malik was evacuated to medical facility, […]

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Amit Shah to visit J&K on June 26

Amit Shah to visit J&K on June 26

Srinagar: Home Minister of India Amit Shah is scheduled to visit Jammu and Kashmir for two days beginning June 26. The visit has been preponed due to the home minister’s busy schedule connected with the Union Budget, IANS reported quoting sources. The Home Minister will chair a high-level security meeting in Srinagar during his visit. He […]

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Ghulam Jeelani Qadri detention: KNTJA asks government to ‘clarify’ police action, expresses concern

Ghulam Jeelani Qadri detention: KNTJA asks government to ‘clarify’ police action, expresses concern

  Srinagar: Kashmir National TV Journalists Association (KNTJA) on Tuesday expressed concern over the arrest of senior journalist Ghulam Jeelani Qadri during a nocturnal raid by police at his residence in  Nursing Gad Karanagar area of Srinagar “There is hardly any clarity as to why he has been arrested. KNTJA demands that the action by […]

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CEC Kargil cracks whip on stone crusher units, ‘submit registration documents in 10-days or face law’

CEC Kargil cracks whip on stone crusher units, ‘submit registration documents in 10-days or face law’

KARGIL: The stone crusher unit holders here have been instructed to submit their registration documents to the concerned officers within a period of 10 days failing which their units would be seized, officials said.  Officials said that action warranted under rules would be initiated against them if they fail to comply to orders. The instructions […]

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Daily Aafaaq’s Ghulam Jeelani Qadri arrested in a three decades old case

Daily Aafaaq’s Ghulam Jeelani Qadri arrested in a three decades old case

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police has arrested a senior journalist Ghulam Jeelani Qadri from his residence in an almost three decades old case. Qadri was arrested in a nocturnal raid at his residence in Srinagar. Qadri, 62, is Printer and Publisher of Daily Aafaq, Urdu daily newspaper. According to Daily Excelsior report he will […]

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DG prisons asks SP to improve facilities in Central Jail Kotbhalwal  

Jammu: Director General Police (Prisons) V.K. Singh Monday visited Central Jail Jammu and Kotbhalwal besides District Jail Amphalla to review the security arrangements and assess the services and reformatory programmes running in the jails. Senior Superintendent Central Jail Jammu, Kotbhalwal, Dinesh Sharma, Superintendent District Jail Jammu, Saleem Ahmad Beig, Medical Officers and other concerned were […]

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Police arrests 4 persons for damaging CCTVs in Old City

Police arrests 4 persons for damaging CCTVs in Old City

Srinagar: Police on Monday said that it arrested four persons who were involved in damaging CCTVs at Old City Rainawari Chowk here. “A group of miscreants who had caused extensive damage to the CCTV cameras installed at Rainawari chowk and had inflicted grievous injuries to Police officer were arrested. The group was also involved in […]

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Highway toll tax exempted during Amarnath Yatra: Div Com

Highway toll tax exempted during Amarnath Yatra: Div Com

Srinagar: In order to ensure free movement of Amarnath Yatra vehicles on the National Highway, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today issued directions to all concerned officers that the toll tax which is collected at Chachikoot Toll Plaza, shall be exempted for all kinds of vehicles during the Yatra period (from July 01 […]

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UGC-HRDC, KU organizes week-long workshop on “MOOCs, e-content Development and Open Educational Resources”

UGC-HRDC, KU organizes week-long workshop on “MOOCs, e-content Development and Open Educational Resources”

  Srinagar: A week-long workshop on MOOCs, e-content development and open educational resources was conducted by UGC-HRDC, University of Kashmir which concluded here on Monday. A total of 43 in-service faculty members belonging to various colleges and universities of the Jammu and Kashmir state attended the workshop. Chairing the valedictory session of the week-long workshop […]

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PHC Aripal, Litter in Pulwama face basic facilities crunch, authorities in deep slumber

PHC Aripal, Litter in Pulwama face basic facilities crunch, authorities in deep slumber

By BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama:  Lack of medicine, machinery and other facilities have hit Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Aripal area and Litter area of Pulwama district badly increasing difficulties of villages relying on the medical centers. “Even the ambulance has no driver while as BUMS doctor posted at Aripal centre is working in Sub District hospital,” […]

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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 […]

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Summer School on Climate Change, biodiversity starts at KU

Summer School on Climate Change, biodiversity starts at KU

Srinagar:  Two-week long summer school on Climate Change and Biodiversity started here at University of Kashmir on Monday. The summer school which was inaugurated by Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir Prof Talat Ahmad is being organized by Bangalore based research institute and think-tank ATREE in collaboration with University of Kashmir. Presiding over the inaugural session […]

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Clashes amid shutdown in Pulwama

Clashes amid shutdown in Pulwama

By Basharat Rashid Pulwama: Clashes erupted amid shutdown being observed over militant killing in Pulwama town of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday. Protesting youth and forces deployed in the area clashed in the main town following which forces used tear gas and pellet guns to disperse them. Eyewitnesses said that some youth were injured […]

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No advertisement hoardings, sign boards on Chinar trees, Govt imposes ban

No advertisement hoardings, sign boards on Chinar trees, Govt imposes ban

Srinagar: Government of Jammu and Kashmir has imposed ban on installing advertisements or sign boards on Chinar trees in Kashmir. “All the general managers of district industries centre’s of Kashmir division that they shall ensure removal of all the hoardings, sign boards, advertisement boards etc fixed on the chinar trees withing Industrial Estates falling in […]

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Kashmir sees cooler nights ; MeT forecasts ‘occasional’ thunderstorm, shorter-duration showers for 1 week

Kashmir sees cooler nights ; MeT forecasts ‘occasional’ thunderstorm, shorter-duration showers for 1 week

Srinagar: Most of the places including this summer capital of the state in Kashmir witnessed below normal night temperature even as weatherman forecast occasional thunderstorm and shorter duration showers in next one week in the Valley. According to a meteorological department official, temperature in Srinagar last night recorded at 15.8 degrees Celsius, 0.2 degrees Celsius […]

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Fire incident in Papiyal Anantnag, Walnut factory gutted

Fire incident in Papiyal Anantnag, Walnut factory gutted

  By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: A walnut factory was gutted in a fire incident in Papyibal area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district late last night. Reports said that a walnut factory belongs to Abdul Majeed resident of Papyibal Moominabad caught fire resulting damages to property worth lacks. Locals said that before the fire tenders could […]

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International university for J&K’s office inaugurated

International university for J&K’s office inaugurated

Srinagar: The office of the project- Uni4Kashmir was inaugurated on Sunday, in Karan Nagar, Srinagar. The inauguration was done by the famous poet Zareef Ahmad Zareef, in presence of Prof. GM Tibetbaqal (Former Principal Islamia College, Dean Social Sciences, Cluster University of Kashmir), Prof. Shabir Bhat (Director-UGC-HRDC, University of Kashmir), Syed Shakeel Qalander (Industrialist), Syed […]

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3 among 4 slain in Shopian gunfight had joined militant ranks recently: Police

3 among 4 slain in Shopian gunfight had joined militant ranks recently: Police

Srinagar: Three of the four militants killed in an encounter with government forces in Shopian district on Sunday had joined militant ranks recently and were recruited by one who was the fourth among the dead, police said. A police spokesman identified slain as as Rafi Hassan Mir of Kralchak Shopian, Suhail Ahmad Bhat of Batmuran […]

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Head priest Hazratbal shrine Ghulam Hassan Banday passes away, Ganie grieved

Head priest Hazratbal shrine Ghulam Hassan Banday passes away, Ganie grieved

Srinagar: Head priest of Dargah Hazratbal shrine, Ghulam Hassan Banday passed away on Sunday after a brief illness. Ghulam Hassan Banday, son of late Nizam-ud-din Banday was one of the custodians of the holy relic of Prophet Muhammad (Sallalahu Alahi Wasalam) at Dargah Hazratbal shrine. Banday displayed holy relic on many important occasions at the […]

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Kulgam youth falls from train near Awantipora, dies

Kulgam youth falls from train near Awantipora, dies

Awantipora: A youth died after he fell down from a running train in Awantipora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday. Reports said that a youth identified as Aaqib Ahmad Shah son of Abdul Salam Shah, a resident of Kelan Kulgam, was grievously injured after he fell down from a running train at Gulzarpora […]

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Five killed, as many injured in Rajouri accident

Five killed, as many injured in Rajouri accident

Rajouri: Five persons were killed and as many others were injured after a vehicle they were traveling in met with an accident in Rajouri district on Sunday. Reports said that a temo traveler (JK02AU-8910) skidded off the road near Kewal Budhal, resulting in injuries to ten persons who were taken to SDH Kandi where three […]

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Serene weather makes JK a dream golf destination: Advisor Ganai

Serene weather makes JK a dream golf destination: Advisor Ganai

Srinagar: Describing J&K as an ideal golf destination which is taken a notch higher by its serene weather, Advisor to the Governor, Mr. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, Sunday advised the Tourism Department to make golf resorts revenue generating assets in the State. He also advised J&K Golf Development & Management Authority (JKGDMA) to organize national-level tournaments […]

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J&K RTI Foundation welcomes appointment of APIO’s/PIO’s/FAA’s by J&K Bank

J&K RTI Foundation welcomes appointment of APIO’s/PIO’s/FAA’s by J&K Bank

Srinagar: J&K RTI Foundation on Sunday welcomed the appointment of APIO’s/PIO’s/FAA’s and suo-moto disclosure of information by Jammu and Kashmir Bank Limited which was brought under RTI on June 17. Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Right to Information Foundation, Er. Irfan Banka, while congratulating and welcoming the J&K Bank’s move said: “Section 4 of J&K […]

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PSAJK expresses concern on ‘ambiguous’ New Education Policy 2016

PSAJK expresses concern on ‘ambiguous’ New Education Policy 2016

Srinagar, June 22: Private Schools’ Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) has expressed concern on the New Education Policy (NEP) 2016 released by the Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD) recently in the public domain. The Association said that the new policy is “bereft of logic” at various places and its implementation in toto […]

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Installed jio tower non-functional in Panner Tral

Installed jio tower non-functional in Panner Tral

Basharat Rashid Tral: The people of Panner Jageer village in South Kashmir’s Tral have expressed resentment against the non-functioning of Jio telecom mobile tower in the area. A group of residents said that they are facing inconveniences in absence of mobile network connectivity in the area from a “long time now”. They blame Jio Telecom […]

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Damaged in 2014 floods, Awantipora school reconstructed with latest technology

Damaged in 2014 floods, Awantipora school reconstructed with latest technology

BASHARAT RASHID Awantipora: Government school in Awantipora has been reconstructed with advanced technology by the authorities after it was totally damaged in 2014 floods. Constructed at an amount of around Rs 50 lakhs along with a bathroom and other structures, the primary school situated in Larkipora village of Awantipora was totally damaged in deluge and […]

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Shopian encounter ends, 4 militants killed: Police

Shopian encounter ends, 4 militants killed: Police

Srinagar: Four militants were killed in a gunfight with government forces in Shopian district of south Kashmir on Sunday, police said. “On a credible input, a cordon and search operation was launched at Panzar area in District Shopian, by Police and government forces,” a police spokesman said in a statement issued here. During searches, the […]

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Fresh rains lash Kashmir, MeT forecast ‘erratic weather in next 3 days; ‘monsoon likely to be delayed by 1 week’

Fresh rains lash Kashmir, MeT forecast ‘erratic weather in next 3 days; ‘monsoon likely to be delayed by 1 week’

Srinagar: Fresh rains lashed most parts of Kashmir Valley on Sunday even as the local meteorological department forecast “erratic weather” for next three days. Director of the meteorological Sonam Lotus said that it’s currently raining in Kupwara, Baramulla, Sopore, Srinagar, Gulmarg, Ganderbal and at few places of south Kashmir while weather is mainly clear in […]

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2 militants killed in another predawn encounter in Shopian; internet snapped

2 militants killed in another predawn encounter in Shopian; internet snapped

Srinagar: Two militants whose identity and group affiliation was not revealed so far by police were killed a gunfight with government forces in South Kashmir’s Shopian District on Sunday. A police officer said that a cordon-and-search-operation was launched prior to the crack of dawn amid intelligence inputs about the presence of militants at Daramdora area […]

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DG Prisons urges staff to play role in reformation of inmates

Baramulla: Director General Police (Prisons) V.K. Singh on Saturday visited District Jail Baramulla and Kupwara to review the security arrangements and evaluate the reformatory programmes running in the jails. He was accompanied by Mohammad Suleman Choudhary- DIG NKR Baramulla, Abdul Qayoom- SSP Baramulla, Ifroz Ahmed Mir, Addtional SP Kupwara, Yasser Parrey, DySP Hqrs Kupwara, and […]

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Div Com Kashmir assures farmers of complete help

Div Com Kashmir assures farmers of complete help

Srinagar: Acting on the directions of  Governor, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today said that the assessment of lost of crop due to recent hailstorm in Pulwama, Shopian, Ganderbal and other areas of the valley has been started and will be completed shortly. The Divisional Commissioner assured the farmers that compensation in their favour […]

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Information, entertainment basic requirement of life: Union Minister

Information, entertainment basic requirement of life: Union Minister

Srinagar: Praksh Javadekar, Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Environment, Forest and Climate Change, on Saturday said Information and Entertainment have become the basic requirement in day to day life and free DTH set top boxes will prove to be vital in meeting the aspirations of the people especially those living in border areas. Speaking […]

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Governor discusses Kashmir situation with visiting Union Ministers  

Governor discusses Kashmir situation with visiting Union Ministers  

Srinagar: Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan here on Saturday. Union Ministers and Governor discussed various important issues, including the prevailing law and order situation in the state, strengthening the […]

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Justice Magray visits Baramullah, stresses on speedy disposal of pending cases

Justice Magray visits Baramullah, stresses on speedy disposal of pending cases

Baramulla: Justice Ali Mohammad Magray who is also Administrative Judge/Portfolio Judge for District Baramulla on Saturday paid a visit to the court complex Sopore where he took stock of court functioning and other infrastructural facilities available in the court. During the visit, Justice Magray took a comprehensive review of various facilities for litigating public and […]

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As Srinagar inhabitants crave for proper roads, R&B deptt says frequent rainfall hampering macadamization process

As Srinagar inhabitants crave for proper roads, R&B deptt says frequent rainfall hampering macadamization process

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: With people craving for the renovation of their roads especially in Srinagar outskirts, the frequent rainfall in the Valley as per the top officials is hampering the macadamizing process. The locals from various Srinagar areas especially from its outskirts including Padshahi Bagh to Lasjan areas said the roads as well as the […]

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Director Horticulture visits hailstorm affected areas in Pulwama, Shopian

Director Horticulture visits hailstorm affected areas in Pulwama, Shopian

SRINAGAR: Director Horticulture Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat today visited various areas of Pulwama and Shopian to take stock of the damage done by Friday’s hailstorm in the region. The Director visited various villages of Pulwama including Sangarwani, Achgoza, Bamnoo, Muran, Karimabad, Burpore and Kagan wherein heavy hailstorm has caused extensive damage to fruits bearing trees. […]

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Vaccination for Kupwara Hajj pilgrims from June 25

Vaccination for Kupwara Hajj pilgrims from June 25

KUPWARA: The District Administration Kupwara today informed that vaccination programme for the Hajj Pilgrims coming various tehsils of District Kupwara will be carried out from 25th June 2019. According to an official handout issued here, in tehsil Kupwara and Drugmulla the vaccination programme for Hajj aspirants would be held at ANMT School Kupwara, near SDH […]

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