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4 youth injured as some explosive goes off near encounter site In Bijbhera 

Srinagar, Sept 25: Four youth were injured after some explosive substance went off near a gunfight site in Sirhama area of Bijbhera in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Thursday. The incident happened soon after the encounter in which two Lashker-e-Toiba militants, one of them a top commander of the outfit, were killed, official sources said.

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Kakpora Resident Among 2 LeT Militants Killed In Bijbhera Gunfight

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag, Sept 25: A local was among two Lashker-e-Toiba militants killed overnight gunfight in Sirhama area of Bijbehra in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, officials said on Thursday. They said that operation was suspended last night due to darkness and resumed early today. It ended with the killing of two militants identified as Adil

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Reduce unscheduled power cuts: Advisor Baseer To PDD

Srinagar: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today chaired a meeting to review the preparedness of Power Development Department with regard to power supply for the upcoming winter season in Kashmir Division. During the meeting, the Advisor directed the officers to prepare a comprehensive contingency plan in order to meet the winter requirements which

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Reduce gap between Industries and Institutes: Dr Samoon

Srinagar, Sept 24: Principal Secretary School Education and Skill Development, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon today said that Skill Development Institutions needs recalibration with the Industrial requirements. The Principal Secretary made these remarks while chairing the meeting of UT screening committee for ‘Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement (STRIVE)’ project. Sajad Hussain Ganai, Director Skill Development,

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UNESCO Heritage Tag for Mughal Gardens: Baseer Khan for coordinated efforts

Srinagar: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today chaired a meeting here to review the preparation of the nomination dossier for listing Mughal Gardens as UNESCO heritage sites. The meeting was attended by Secretary Department of Tourism, Commissioner Secretary Department of Floriculture, Director, Archives, Archaeology & Museums, Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation, VC Lakes and

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Advocate Babar Qadri shot dead

Srinagar, Sept 24: Unknown gunmen on Thursday evening shot dead advocate Babar Qadri in Hawal area of Central Kashmir’s Srinagar district. A senior Police officer said that the gunmen fired upon Babar Qadri from blank point range, killing him instantly on the spot. Medical Superintendent Dr Farooq Jan also confirmed that Babar Qadri had received

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1104 new cases take covid-19 tally to 68614

Srinagar, Sept 24: Jammu and Kashmir reported 1104 new novel coronavirus cases including 25 travelers, taking the total count to 68614. Official sources said that 624 cases were confirmed from Jammu Division and 480 from Kashmir Valley. Among the cases, Srinagar reported 194, Budgam 49, Baramulla 72, Pulwama 33, Anantnag 24, Bandipora 20, Kupwara 42,

Labourer killed, 3 soldiers among 7 persons injured in Kupwara accident

Srinagar, Sept 24: One labourer was killed and four others were injured along with three soldiers when an army vehicle they were travelling in met with an accident in Kupwara district of north Kashmir on Thursday. Official sources told a local news agency that the accident took place near Bari Baihka, some 25 kilometers from

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PDP’s Ganderbal Unit Demands Mehbooba Mufti’s Release

Srinagar, Sept 24: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held a meeting of its Ganderbal unit. The meeting was presided over by Master Abdul Majeed Larwy and was attended by many leaders. Threadbare discussions were held on the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir in general and the issues faced by the people, in particular the

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Shortage of oxygen in covid-19 care: Govt suspends 2 officers as enquiry finds ‘mismanagement’

Srinagar, Sept 24:: The government on Thursday suspended incharge Executive Engineer, Hospital Division Mechanical Engineering Department Jammu, and Deputy Medical Superintendent, Super Specialty Hospital Jammu after an enquiry committee found mismanagement, leading to the poor service delivery system to the patients particularly those suffering from COVID-19. On 23 September, the government had ordered an enquiry

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Chadoora attack: CRPF officer succumbs to injuries

Srinagar, Sept 24: An Assistant Sub-Inspector of paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force who was injured in a militant attack at Chadoora in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district succumbed to his wounds on Thursday. A senior Police officer said that militants attacked a party of 117 battalion of CRPF party in Keisarmulla, injuring an ASI N.U Badole.

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4 rusted grenades recovered in Rajouri village

Rajouri: Four hand grenades were found in a Rajouri village on Wednesday and destroyed thereafter, officials said. SSP Rajouri Chandan Kohli said that a villager from Mehari Kalakote informed police that some suspected objects are lying near fields after which a team of police rushed to the spot. On examination, four rusted hand grenades were

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LG condemns BDC Chairman Khag’s killing

Jammu, Sept 23: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha has strongly condemned the killing of BDC Chairman from Khag Budgam, Bhupinder Singh. Bhupinder Singh was shot dead by militants late last night. The Lt Governor has expressed anguish over the killing and said that the heinous act is an attempt to spread fear and vitiate the atmosphere

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Militant killed as gunfight continues in Tral village

Srinagar, Sept 23: One unidentified militant was killed in an ongoing encounter with government forces in Maghama Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Police in a tweet said that the operation is going on. Earlier a joint team of Police and Army’s 42 RR launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Maghma Tral based on specific inputs about

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Trooper injured in militant attack in Chadoora, rifle snatched

Srinagar, Sept 24: A CRPF trooper was injured after militants attacked a paramilitary forces patrol in Chadoora in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Thursday. Militants also took away service rifle of the injured trooper. A senior Police officer said that militants attacked CRPF party in Keisarmulla, injuring one CRPF trooper. Before escaping from the spot,

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Advisor Baseer Khan condemns killing of BDC chairman

Srinagar: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan has strongly condemned the brutal killing of Block Development Council (BDC) Chairman of Khag Budgam, Bhupinder Singh. Calling it a cowardly act, the Advisor said that those behind the killing are the enemies of humanity and will be brought to book. He said that every effort will

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Recruitment to PM package posts accelerated

Srinagar, September 23: The Administrative Council (AC) which met under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, today approved the re-allocation of 1997 number of unfilled supernumerary posts for recruitment of registered Kashmiri migrants and non migrant Kashmiri Pandits, who are willing to serve and settle down in Kashmir under the Prime Minister’s Package. The

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AC Approves Polls To Vacant Sarpanch, Panch Vacancies

Srinagar, Sept 23: The Administrative Council (AC) which met under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, today approved the proposal of the Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj to issue a notification for conducting elections to vacant Sarpanch/Panch constituencies. The detailed schedule will be finalised by the election authority. Filling of the vacant

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BDC Khag Shot Dead

Srinagar, Sept 23: Block development councilor (BDC) of Khag Budgam was shot dead near his ancestral residence at Dalwash village in the Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Wednesday late evening. A senior police officer said that the BDC chairman Bhupinder Singh left two PSOs in police station khag and left for an ancestral home alone

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3 KAS Officers Among 4 Transferred

Srinagar, Sept 23: The J&K Government on Wednesday ordered transfer of three KAS officers besides present Administrator, Auqaf Islamia Jammu, in the interest of administration. As per separate orders, Pankaj Gupta (KAS), Officer on Special Duty with Advisor (S) to the Lieutenant Governor, has been transferred and shall await further orders of adjustment in the

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Covid-19: J&K Report 1249 New Cases, More Than Double Recoveries

Srinagar, Sep 23: 62 travelers, sixteen paramilitary men and two doctors were among 1249 new novel coronavirus cases in Jammu and Kashmir in last 24 hours, taking the total count to 67510. During the same, official sources said that J&K had more than double recoveries as 2796 patients have recovered and were discharged from various

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Govt shall encourage ‘actual’ developmental initiatives, not mere announcements: LG

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 23: “Jan Abhiyan is a mechanism to ensure on-spot redressal of public grievances. It is a step towards bringing governance to People’s doorstep for efficient Public Service Delivery”, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha made these remarks while addressing a public gathering in Akhnoor today. The Lt Governor took part in the ongoing ‘Jan Abhiyan’

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Militants attack in Pulwama, no loss of life or injury

Srinagar, Sept 23: Suspected militants on Wednesday fired upon security forces in main town Pulwama of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Official sources said that militants fired upon security forces in the main town Pulwama. However, in this incident no loss of life or injury has been reported so far. As this report was being filed

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18 More Die Due To Covid-19, Toll 1044

Srinagar, Sept 22: Jammu and Kashmir reported eighteen more covid-19 related deaths in last 24 hours, taking its fatality count 1044. Among the victims, official sources said that nine each belonged to Jammu and Kashmir divisions. They said 68-year-old woman from Pattan Baramulla died at SKIMS Soura, 11 days after admitted to the tertiary care

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5 Persons Killed in Doda, Baramulla 2 Accidents

Jammu/Srinagar, Sep 22: Five persons including two women were killed in two separate accidents in Doda and Baramulla districts. Three persons were killed and four others were injured when a load carrier they were travelling in met with an accident in Doda district of Jammu region on Tuesday night. Official sources said Tata Mobile vehicle

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Lok Sabha Passes Jammu & Kashmir Official Language Bill

Jammu: The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the Jammu and Kashmir Official Language bill, 2020, to introduce Hindi, Kashmiri and Dogri as official languages in the Union Territory, in addition to Urdu and English. The bill also states that the existing institutional mechanisms such as the Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, Jammu and Kashmir,

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Non-symptomatic patients to be discharged after 10 days sans testing

Jammu: The Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam today chaired a meeting to take stock of efforts toward mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic and review the related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and policies. Administrative Secretaries of departments of Health & Medical Education, Agriculture Production & Farmers Welfare, and Revenue, besides Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Commissioner, JMC, Mission

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KPDCL decides to replace wires, wooden poles worth Rs 40 crore

Srinagar, Sept: Principal Secretary Power Development & Information Departments, Rohit Kansal today chaired the first Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL) here. The Principal Secretary commended the company for completing all the financial statements within the deadline. He asked the officers to make the company vibrant by incorporating a HR

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Former Ministers, Legislators Meet LG

Jammu, Sep 22: Continuing his public outreach programme at Jammu, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today met former Ministers, ex- Legislators, political leaders, and public delegations here at Raj Bhavan and took stock of their concerning issues and grievances. Delegation of BJP leaders led by Sh Ravinder Raina comprising of former Minister, Dr. Devinder Kumar Manyal

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1235 new covid-19 cases in J&K, total 66261

Srinagar, Sept 22: Jammu and Kashmir reported 1235 new novel coronavirus cases, taking the total count to 66261. Giving district-wise breakup of the cases, official sources said that Srinagar reported 210, Budgam 59, Baramulla 30, Pulwama 62, Anantnag 28, Bandipora 36, Kupwara 22, Ganderbal 21, Kulgam 12, Shopian 19, Jammu 253, Rajouri 68, Udhampur 64,

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Militant killed as Charar-e-Shareef Gunfight Resumes

Srinagar, Sept 22: One unidentified militant was killed as the overnight gunfight in Charar-e-Shareef area in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Tuesday. An army soldier was injured in the initial gunfight with militants last evening, officials said. The operation was suspended owing to darkness while mobile internet services in the entire Budgam district were snapped

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Democracies world over come together to share experiences of conducting elections during Covid 19

NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 21: On completion of one year of Chairmanship of the Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB), Election Commission of India today hosted an International Webinar on the Theme ‘‘Issues, Challenges and Protocols for Conducting Elections during COVID-19 : Sharing Country Experiences’. It was an occasion for democracies world over to come together

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KEG anguished over Journalist’s summon by police cyber cell

Srinagar, Sept 21: Kashmir Editors Guild has expressed anguish and pain over the reported abuse of journalist Auqib Javed by the police, managing the cyber cell in Srinagar. Auqib, an accredited journalist, had been summoned over a story that was published by an on-line news portal in Delhi. The Guild said though the responsibility of

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Effective NEP implementation will make J&K dynamic knowledge society: LG

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 21: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha inaugurated a Second Conference on the Implementation of National Education Policy (NEP-2020) at Zorawar Singh Auditorium of Jammu University here today. The conference was jointly organised by the Jammu University and the Department of Higher Education. At the occasion, Union Education Minister, Sh Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, through a

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Gunfight breaks out in Budgam

Srinagar, Sept 21: A gunfight started between militants and government forces in Charar-e-Shareef area in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Monday. A joint team of Police, Army and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in the area amid specific information about the presence of militants. As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired

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J&K reports 1036 fresh covid-19 cases, tally tops 65000

Srinagar, Sep 21: Jammu and Kashmir reported 1036 new novel coronavirus in last 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the total count of the infections to 65026. Among the cases, 563 were confirmed from Jammu and 473 from Kashmir Valley. Giving the district wise details, official sources said that Srinagar reported 141 cases, Budgam

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Supplements don’t boost immunity against Covid-19: DAK

Srinagar, Sep 21: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Monday said supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbs do not boost immunity to ward off Covid-19 infection. “There is no scientific evidence to suggest that supplements boost the immune system against Covid-19,” said DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan. “One of the misconceptions doing

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Advisor Sharma, Prof Talat bat for early NEP implementation

Srinagar, Sep 21: The New Education Policy-2020 will be greatly advantageous for the teachers, researchers and students alike, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kashmir Prof Talat Ahmad has said, and asserted that all the stakeholders will have to work together to ensure its early implementation. Addressing the valedictory ceremony of a day-long conference, organised by

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LG Calls For Timely Implementation Of Key NEP Provisions: LG

Srinagar, Sept 20: “National Education Policy 2020 is not only a historic and holistic document but for the first time, has been created as a reflection of aspirations of the parents, teachers, students, and education experts, which aims to address the challenges for the coming generations,” Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha remarked while inaugurating the “Brainstorming

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Death Toll Due To Covid-19 Crosses 1000 Mark In J&K

Srinagar, Sept 20: Jammu and Kashmir reported eighteen deaths due to covid-19, taking its fatality count to 1005, officials said on Sunday. They said that nine deaths each were reported from Kashmir Valley and Jammu division. Four of the deaths were reported at SKIMS Soura while others at SMHS and CD hospitals here. They said

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77 travelers among 1457 new covid-19 cases in J&K, total 63990

Srinagar, Sept 20: 77 travelers were among 1457 fresh covid-19 cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir in the last 24 hours, taking its total count to 63990. Official sources said that 817 cases were from Jammu and 640 from Kashmir Valley. Giving breakup of the cases, they said, Srinagar reported 228, Budgam 78, Baramulla 86,

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NEP is like an academic lake: President

Srinagar, Sep 20: The University of Kashmir and J&K’s Higher Education Department (HED) Sunday organised a daylong conference to discuss various aspects of the New Education Policy-2020 to enable its timely implementation in the Union Territory. President Ram Nath Kovind was the Chief Guest at the conference titled “Brainstorming on implementation of NEP-2020 in Jammu

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Sopore Youth’s Death: IO Asks Family, People To Record Statement

Srinagar, Sept 20: The inquiry officer into “alleged custodial killing of a youth by police” has asked relatives and people having knowledge about the incident to record their statements from today. Mohd Ahsaan (KAS), Additional District Magistrate Baramulla, has been appointed by the Deputy Commissioner Baramulla to conduct a magisterial enquiry to “ascertain the causes

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Covid-19: Central health team for focus on non-pharmaceutical measures

Jammu: A high-level Central team in presence of Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar, today reviewed and discussed Covid-19 Control measures in Jammu division with the Divisional Commissioner, Deputy Commissioners and senior health Department functionaries in the backdrop of recent spike in the positive cases. The meeting held through video conference focused on strengthening

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Youth, 20 Others Fall Victim To Covid-19; J&K Toll 989

Srinagar, Sept 19:: A 25-year-old youth was among 21 more people who succumbed to covid-19 in last 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir, taking its fatality count to 989. Official sources said among the victims, seven were residents of Kashmir and 14 from Jammu division. Among the fatalities from Jammu includes a 68-year-old woman from

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Rs 72000 fine slapped on Brick Kilns

Kulgam: The Legal Metrology, Kulgam Slapped a fine of Rs 72000 (Seventy Two Thousand) on Brick Kilns for overcharging and supplying undersize Bricks to the Consumers. Legal Metrology Department, Kulgam led by Assistant Controller, Mohammad Muzaffar Wani, Carried out the surprise inspection on various Brick Kilns across the District. During the inspection various Brick Kilns

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