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Bali inaugurates additional infra in SNM Hospital Leh

Bali inaugurates additional infra in SNM Hospital Leh

LEH, MAY 31 Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat on his maiden visit to Leh district today inaugurated the Surgical and Diagnostic Block of SNM Hospital. Dr. Sonam Dawa Lonpo, CEC LAHDC, Nawang Rigzin Jora, MLA, Dorjey Mutup, EC Works, Prasanna Ramaswamy, DC Leh, Dr. Saleem-ur-Rehman, Director Health Services, Kashmir, Councilors, Upper Leh, […]

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Governor visits Mata Kheer Bhawani Shrine

Governor visits Mata Kheer Bhawani Shrine

SRINAGAR: Governor N.N Vohra visited Mata Kheer Bhawani Shrine at Tulmulla and prayed for the peace and well being of the people of the State. He extended his greetings to the people, particularly Kashmiri Pandits, on the occasion of Jyestha Ashtami. Sh. B.B. Vyas, Chief Secretary; Sh. Baseer Ahmed Khan, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir; Sh. Tariq […]

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Naeem Akhtar visits Kheer Bhawani

Naeem Akhtar visits Kheer Bhawani

Srinagar: Minister of Public Works Naeem Akhtar today visited Kheer Bhawani Shrine Tullamulla to take stock of arrangements being made on the eve of annual Mela Kheer Bhawani. The Minister reviewed various facilities made for the pilgrims and also interacted with the visiting Pandits. The Minister appealed the Pandits to visit the shrine enmasse to […]

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Class work in educational institutions in five districts to remain suspended tomorrow: Govt

Class work in educational institutions in five districts to remain suspended tomorrow: Govt

Srinagar: According to District Administrations, the class work in various districts of Kashmir shall remain suspended on May 31 (Wednesday) as a precautionary measure. In Budgam, class work in all Higher Secondary Schools and Colleges shall remain suspended tomorrow, however the staff shall remain present in the institutions, whereas in Anantnag and Shopian districts the […]

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Restrictions imposed around encounter sites in Baramulla

Restrictions imposed around encounter sites in Baramulla

Baramulla: District Magistrate Baramulla today imposed restrictions under Section 144 Cr.PC on the movement of people around the site of any counter-insurgency operations within the jurisdiction in the district. The restrictions would be within the radius of 3 kilometers from the site of any counter-insurgency operations for a period of 60 days. It was said […]

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Mehbooba asks JKTDC to evolve new modules of tourist business

Mehbooba asks JKTDC to evolve new modules of tourist business

Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today asked the Jammu & Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation (JKTDC) to evolve new modules of tourist business for the optimal utilization of its assets. Chairing the Board of Directors meeting of the Corporation here today, the Chief Minister asked the JKTDC management to devise strategies for full utilization of its […]

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Restrictions in ‘sensitive’ areas to continue on Tue: Div Com

Restrictions in ‘sensitive’ areas to continue on Tue: Div Com

Srinagar: The authorities on Monday said that the restrictions will continue in sensitive areas of Kashmir on Tuesday while the schools and colleges will also remain closed. Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan told KNS news agency that the restrictions in sensitive areas of Kashmir will remain in force on Tue as precautionary measures. “The […]

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Naeem Akhter stresses for time-bound completion of road projects

Naeem Akhter stresses for time-bound completion of road projects

Srinagar: Minister for Public Works (R&B), Naeem Akhtar today convened a high level meeting of officers to review the progress of various road projects under Central Road Fund (CRF) scheme. Vice-Chairman, JKPCC, Khalid Jehangir, Commissioner Secretary Public Works (R&B) Sanjeev Verma, Secretary Technical Public Works (R&B), Chief Engineer R&B, MD JKPCC and other senior officers […]

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Nine F&ES employees suspended in Baramulla

Srinagar: Nine employees of Fire and Emergency Services in Baramulla district have been suspended for being absent from their duty during working hours, breaching discipline and being negligent in their duty. As per order No. DF&ES -297 of 2017, dated 27 May 2017, of the 17 employees posted at F&ES in Baramulla district Headquarters, the […]

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BJP’s political immaturity pushes JK to uncertainty: Congress leader

BJP’s political immaturity pushes JK to uncertainty: Congress leader

Doda: Lashing out on the BJP government at Centre for its failure to tackle the situation in J&K state, former R&B Minister and General Secretary of the Pradesh Congress Committee said Abdul Majid Wani Sunday said that the political immaturity shown by the BJP leadership at center, during last three years has brought the J&K […]

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Over one thousand appear for army recruitment tests: Army

Srinagar: Amid curfew and shutdown, army Sunday said that more than a thousand candidates appeared in the recruitment in army for various jobs. “Defying the two day bandh call given by various factions of inimical bodies, out of 815 candidates, 800 appeared at Pattan and 493 out of 502 appeared at Srinagar,” Army PRO in […]

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Jan decries divisive politics; Calls for unity

Jan decries divisive politics; Calls for unity

Poonch: Youth National Conference Provincial President Ajaz Jan on Sunday decried divisive politics of the PDP-BJP government, saying that religious and regional divide is a sinister plan to pollute the harmonious atmosphere of the State. “In order to divert the attention from failures on all fronts, the coalition partners are indulging in polarizing politcs”, Ajaz […]

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Strict curfew to be imposed in Srinagar parts: DC

Strict curfew to be imposed in Srinagar parts: DC

Srinagar: Following the killings of militants in Tral, the district administration Srinagar on Saturday decided to impose strict curfew in parts of Srinagar falling under the jurisdiction of eight police stations from Sunday. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Farooq Ahmad Lone told KNS, “The strict curfew will be imposed in the parts of Srinagar falling under […]

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Deputations from Kunzer, Turtuk, Akhnoor, Shangus meet Mehbooba

Deputations from Kunzer, Turtuk, Akhnoor, Shangus meet Mehbooba

Srinagar: People in large numbers and scores of deputations today met the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today. They brought their difficulties into the notice of the Chief Minister and sought their redressal. A deputation from Shangus demanded completion of the pending Regional Water Supply Scheme and equipping the local hospital in terms of staff […]

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Make transport arrangements for candidates appearing in CET: Div Com to DCs

Make transport arrangements for candidates appearing in CET: Div Com to DCs

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir has directed all Deputy Commissioners of Kashmir valley to arrange transport facility for the candidates appearing in Common Entrance Test (CET) and MBBS Course 2017 (AIIMS) on Sunday. In an order issued today, Div Com said to conduct the examination hassle free and to facilitate the examination staff and candidates to […]

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Naeem Akhtar reviews pace of development projects in Kangan

Naeem Akhtar reviews pace of development projects in Kangan

SRINAGAR: Minister for Public Works Naeem Akhtar said that the long pending bridges of Yachhama and Chattergul in Kangan will be completed by the October of this year and it will benefit a larger section of people in the area. The Minister was speaking to various groups of people at a daylong visit to Kangan […]

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Pattan Trauma Hospital to be completed by June 2017

Pattan Trauma Hospital to be completed by June 2017

SRINAGAR, MAY 24: Minister for Public Works Naeem Akhtar today said that Baramulla which from ancient times was known as a gateway to Kashmir will regain its pristine glory with a slew of mega-developmental projects being completed within the current year. The Minister while speaking with people and officials during a daylong visit to the […]

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Forces call off operation after militants escape from Pulwama village

Forces call off operation after militants escape from Pulwama village

Pulwama: Government Forces on Wednesday called off a search operation in a Pulwama village in southern part of Kashmir as the militants managed to escape from their cordon. Reports said that the cordon and search operation, which commenced on Tuesday evening after exchange of fire between militants and Forces was called off as militants managed […]

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IGP Kashmir promotes 100 police personnel

IGP Kashmir promotes 100 police personnel

Srinagar: Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone, Muneer Ahmad Khan has approved the promotion of 100 Police personnel to their next rank. The Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) met under the Chairmanship of the Inspector General of Police, Kashmir and promoted 100 Sg. Constables to the rank of Head Constables. The IGP in his message has […]

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Students protest in Pulwama for release of their colleagues

Students protest in Pulwama for release of their colleagues

Srinagar: Protests broke out in Pulwama town Tuesday after students of Government Boys Higher Secondary School took to streets demanding release of their schoolmates detained by the police. Witnesses said that hundreds of students come out of the school and protested at Rajpora Chowk in the town, raining slogans for the release of their schoolmates. […]

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Development of Shikargah, Tral-Pahalgam connectivity to boost tourism: Mehbooba

Development of Shikargah, Tral-Pahalgam connectivity to boost tourism: Mehbooba

SRINAGAR, MAY 23: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today asserted that Government is developing Shikargah in Tral to give tourism in the area a big boost. Interacting with a deputation from Tral which met her here today, the Chief Minister said the area is being connected to world famous destination Pahalgam through a trekking route and […]

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Congress team visits affected places in Dooru

Congress team visits affected places in Dooru

Srinagar: A high level team of J&K Pradesh Congress Committee led by President G.A. Mir today visited Dooru, Shahabad, Halsidar, Hangipora, Kapran( Dooru Assembly Constituency) to assess the losses caused to inhabitants due to incessant rains very recently. Congress President was accompanied by MLC Vice President G.N. Monga, MLA Gulzar Ahmad Wani, Hilal Ahmad Shah, […]

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Bear kills toddler in Tral

Srinagar: A wild bear has killed a toddler in Midoora, Tral in Pulwama after the beast attacked the kid in his premises. The four-year-old boy has been identified as Qamar-U-Din son of Muhammad Sadiq of Gujjar Basti, Midora in Tral. According to KNS correspondent, Qamar was playing in the premises of his home when the […]

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Ramzan arrangements reviewed in Jammu districts

Ramzan arrangements reviewed in Jammu districts

JAMMU: Arrangements in connection with upcoming month of Ramadhaan were reviewed in Ramban, Doda, Jammu and Bhaderwah districts to facilitate the faithful during the holy month. At Ramban, District Development Commissioner Ramban, Mohammad Aijaz, today convened a meeting to discuss arrangements being put in place for Ramadhaan. The DDC held threadbare discussions with the public […]

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CM chairs 8th meeting of Pahalgam Development Authority

CM chairs 8th meeting of Pahalgam Development Authority

SRINAGAR: Tulips are set to bloom at the tourist resort of Pahalgam even as the mini zoo there is also being expanded and the Institute of Hotel Management is setting up a branch there as well. This was decided in a meeting of Pahalgam Development Authority held here with Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti in chair. […]

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Revenue official denies category certificate to deserving candidate

Revenue official denies category certificate to deserving candidate

Srinagar: A Bakarwal candidate is being denied a category certificate by revenue department in Ganderbal district from the last eight months, despite clear directions from the government to issue the certificate to any deserving candidate of the community within 15 days. Mohd Ashraf has applied for Scheduled Certificate in October last year in the officer […]

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Four militants, three soldiers killed in Kupwara encounter: Army

Four militants, three soldiers killed in Kupwara encounter: Army

‘Srinagar: Army Sunday said that four militants and three of its soldiers were killed in the encounter which raged in Nowgam sector of border district of Kupwara. “Four terrorists were killed and three soldiers attained martyrdom,” defense spokesman Rajesh Kalia told KNS, adding that four weapons and other warlike stores were recovered at the encounter […]

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Chief Minister grieved over passing away of Shanti Devi

Chief Minister grieved over passing away of Shanti Devi

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has expressed grief and sorrow over the demise of senior PDP leader and former legislator, Shanti Devi who passed away at Jammu today. In a condolence message, the Chief Minister recalled the contribution of Shanti Devi in building the party cadre in the State and giving a voice to women […]

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Div Com reviews disaster management preparedness for Amarnath Yatra

Div Com reviews disaster management preparedness for Amarnath Yatra

SRINAGAR, MAY 20: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review disaster management preparedness for Shri Amarnath Yatra with Deputy Commissioners of Anantnag and Ganderbal, who are the Yatra Officers for the management of the Shri Amarnath Yatra. The meeting was also attended by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, SSP Ganderbal, Director Disaster […]

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Div Com reviews stock, supply position of Ladakh region

Div Com reviews stock, supply position of Ladakh region

SRINAGAR, MAY 20: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today chaired a meeting of officers to review the stock and supply position of Ladakh region after the Srinagar-Leh road was opened for vehicular traffic. The meeting was attended by Secretary Ladakh Affairs, Chief Conservator Forests, Directors of Agricultural, FC&CAD, Health, Animal Husbandry, Sheep Husbandry, Horticulture, […]

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Dy CM reviews progress on Leh beautification works, AMRUT project

Dy CM reviews progress on Leh beautification works, AMRUT project

LEH, MAY 20: The Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Kumar Singh, today inspected the construction site of multitier parking facility at Leh under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and ongoing works for Solid Waste Management Plant under Leh beautification project across the mountain of Skampari Leh today morning. He was accompanied by […]

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Peace imperative, be equal partners in development, prosperity: Mehbooba to people

Peace imperative, be equal partners in development, prosperity: Mehbooba to people

Srinagar: Scores of deputations and individuals in large numbers met the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today and demanded extension of developmental activities in their areas and pacing up the works already under execution. The deputationists invited attention of the Chief Minister towards their problems and sought their immediate redressal. A deputation of people from […]

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No recommendation will be accepted: DGP to police job aspirants

No recommendation will be accepted: DGP to police job aspirants

Srinagar: The Director General of Police Thursday cautioned the aspirants of police jobs not to pay bribe to any person as the recruitment will be “fair” and “transparent”. “The recruitment is computerized and transparent. Don’t pay bribe to anyone. Nobody’s recommendation will be accepted, even not mine or of the chief minister,” DGP, JK, Dr […]

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Shutdown in Shopian continues against ‘disappearance’ of youth

Shutdown in Shopian continues against ‘disappearance’ of youth

Srinagar: A complete shutdown was observed in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on the fourth consecutive day on Sunday against the ‘disappearance’ a local youth from police custody. All the shops and business establishments remained closed while the vehicular movement was thin on roads in the main town and adjoining areas today. Pertinently, Zubair Ahmad Turray, […]

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Two militants killed in Handwara: Police

Two militants killed in Handwara: Police

Srinagar: Two militants were Sunday killed in a brief encounter that raged between the forces and the militants in the forest area in Waripora village of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. According to KNS correspondent, on specific information about the presence of militants in the forest area of the village, the search operation was […]

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Mehbooba visits various areas of Anantnag, oversees dev works, interacts with people

Mehbooba visits various areas of Anantnag, oversees dev works, interacts with people

Srinagar: In order to reach out to people at their doorstep and oversee the pace of ongoing works, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today visited various areas of Anantnag. She interacted with people to know about their problems and directed concerned authorities to complete the ongoing works within the deadline schedule. During the visit the Chief […]

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Class work to remain suspended in GDC Magam, Govt High School Magam

Class work to remain suspended in GDC Magam, Govt High School Magam

BUDGAM: According to the Deputy Commissioner Budgam, class work in Government Degree College Magam and Government Higher Secondary School Magam shall remain suspended on May 12, 2017 (Friday) as a precautionary measure.

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6171 aspirants participate in constable recruitment: Police

6171 aspirants participate in constable recruitment: Police

Srinagar: Police recruitment process for the post of constable continues for the second day with tremendous participation of youth in District Anantnag and Bandipora. In these districts, both male and female candidates in large numbers are turning up for the recruitment venues. In Bandipora, the two days recruitment rally concluded with 2797 candidates appeared in […]

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Polythene-Free Villages: Rural Development Deptt launches state-wide campaign

Polythene-Free Villages: Rural Development Deptt launches state-wide campaign

SRINAGAR: The Rural Development Department (RDD) today launched a State-wide drive against the use of polythene under its ‘polythene-free village’ campaign. Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Abdul Haq, formally launched the campaign from Ganderbal dsitrict by joining the employees and school children at Nagbal, Manigam, Kangan and Mamar villages of the district. He […]

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Malik visits families of slain youth in Chadoora, Charar-e-Shareef

Malik visits families of slain youth in Chadoora, Charar-e-Shareef

Srinagar: Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik Wednesday said that Kashmir is the only place where to please the goddess of the democracy innocents are killed with impunity. In a statement issued to KNS, the JKLF chief who met the families of slain youth who were killed on Apr 9 of […]

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Police recover hijacked vehicle

Police recover hijacked vehicle

Pulwama, May 10: Police on Tuesday late evening recovered the car which was allegedly hijacked by suspected militants in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Police said one Muhammad Rafiq Dar of Samboora Pampore approached Pulwama Police station and informed cops about hijacking of his Alto vehicle by five gunmen at Gudoora Pulwama. Subsequently, Police registered a […]

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Teaching community must fulfill its responsibility: Altaf Bukhari

Teaching community must fulfill its responsibility: Altaf Bukhari

Directs for time bound promotion/regularization in Edu Deptt MLAs to be taken on board in fixing infrastructure priorities SRINAGAR, MAY 9: Reiterating his commitment to address their genuine grievances in a time bound manner, Minister for Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Wednesday appealed teachers’ community to fulfill their responsibilities by making personality development of […]

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2 cops wounded in mysterious Doda firing

2 cops wounded in mysterious Doda firing

Srinagar: In a mysterious incident of firing, at least two cops were wounded at a police post in Tanta area of Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, reports said on Monday. Reports said that the post, located in the mountainous Tanta area of the district, came under attack at 2 am, leaving two Special Police […]

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Police arrests drug peddler in Kupwara

Police arrests drug peddler in Kupwara

Kupwara: Continuing with the mission of J&K Police to free the society from drug abuse and psychotropic substances, based on specific input, the special team of District Police Kupwara has recovered ½ Kg Charas from Drugmulla area, police said. “We have a notorious drug peddler/seller of psychotropic substances, identified as Fayaz Ahmad War of Kulangam, […]

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