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5.7% voting in Srinagar in first 8 hours

5.7% voting in Srinagar in first 8 hours

Srinagar: At the end of eight hours of polling on Thursday, the voter turnout remained abysmally low in Srinagar, recording 5.7 percent. The other two districts, Budgam and Ganderbal, which along with this summer capital of the state constitute the Srinagar parliamentary constituency witnessed 17.1% and 14.4% polling respectively, according to the officials. The constituency […]

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Nunner Ganderbal stays back from voting, local militant was killed on April 6

Nunner Ganderbal stays back from voting, local militant was killed on April 6

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: Three polling booths of Nunner area in Ganderbal weared a deserted look with only forces stationed outside as no one in the area turned to vote on Thursday. Polling is underway in three districts of Kashmir for Srinagar Parliamentary seat. Three booths for the Nunner area has been set up in […]

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4.8% voting in Srinagar, 11.0% in Ganderbal, 11.4% in Budgam in first 6 hours: Officials

4.8% voting in Srinagar, 11.0% in Ganderbal, 11.4% in Budgam in first 6 hours: Officials

Srinagar: The voter turnout crossed double digit number in Budgam and Ganderbal but remained abysmally low in Srinagar after six hours of voting on Thursday. The constituency is spread over three districts of Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal with as many as 12,90,318 voters  eligible to decide the fate of 12 candidates. 1,716 polling stations have […]

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Omar-Mehbooba ‘Pam Pam’ on tweeter over allying with BJP

Ready to debate my 3 years with Vajpayee Vs Mehbboba’s 4 years with Modi: Omar Srinagar: National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah on Thursday reacted sharply to PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti’s comments on allying with NDA, saying he was ready to debate his three years with late Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government verses her four […]

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2.3% vote in Srinagar, 6.5% in Ganderbal, 6.4% in Budgam in first 4 hours of polling

2.3% vote in Srinagar, 6.5% in Ganderbal, 6.4% in Budgam in first 4 hours of polling

Srinagar: The voter turnout remained abysmally low in Srinagar parliamentary constituency in first four hours of voting on Thursday. The constituency is spread over three districts of Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal with as many as 12,90,318 voters  eligible to decide the fate of 12 candidates. 1,716 polling stations have been set up in the constituency. […]

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0.9% voting in Srinagar, less than 2% in Ganderbal, Budgam

0.9% voting in Srinagar, less than 2% in Ganderbal, Budgam

Srinagar: Srinagar district recorded lowest 0.9% voting while as it remained below two percent in other two central Kashmir districts in first two hours for the parliamentary seat on Thursday. According to election officials, while Srinagar recorded a low of 0.9%, Ganderbal witnessed 1.2% and Budgam 1.6 % voting.   Poll %age of 2nd phase–First […]

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Internet clampdown, strike in Kashmir parts on Phase-II voting

Internet clampdown, strike in Kashmir parts on Phase-II voting

Srinagar: Authorities have suspended the mobile internet service in central and south Kashmir districts in wake of phase-II of Lok Sabha polls on Thursday. Also a complete shutdown is being observed across central Kashmir districts of Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal on the call by Joint Resistance Leadership, an amalgam of Hurriyat Conference and JKLF. All […]

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CRPF personnel injured in grenade attack at Tral      

CRPF personnel injured in grenade attack at Tral      

  Basharat Rashid Pulwama: One CRPF personnel was injured after suspected militants’ lobbed grenade towards the paramilitary camp in Nowdal area of south Kashmir’s Tral sub district on Wednesday evening, sources said. They said that UBGL was hurled at 180 battalion CRPF camp in Nowdal village, resulting in injuries to one personnel. The CRPF personnel […]

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Srinagar LS seat goes to polls amid ‘elaborate arrangements’ tomorrow

Srinagar LS seat goes to polls amid ‘elaborate arrangements’ tomorrow

Srinagar: The Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency is going to polls under second phase of polling on tomorrow and the authorities said to have put in place “elaborate arrangements”. The multilayered arrangements including flying squads, micro-observers and videographers besides zonal and sector magistrates have been deployed to ensure fair, free and transparent polling. District Election Officer, Dr […]

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Kashmir lawyers body express concern over ‘deteriorating’ conditions of central jail prisoners

Kashmir lawyers body express concern over ‘deteriorating’ conditions of central jail prisoners

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Wednesday expressed serious concern over the deteriorating condition of prisoners lodged in Central Jail here. The lawyers said the inmates had gone on hunger strike for not allowing them to meet their kith and kin, who wanted to meet them but were not permitted to do so and […]

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Mirwaiz leads funeral prayers of former HOD of law school Kashmir University

Mirwaiz leads funeral prayers of former HOD of law school Kashmir University

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq led funeral prayers of prominent legal luminary and the former head of Law Department of Kashmir University, Professor Muhammad Akram Mir, a resident of Tajdar Colony Zakoora, Srinagar. In a statement issued here, Mirwaiz while recalling the contribution of Prof Akram said that the departed soul was […]

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Governor awards Rajya Puraskars to Bharat Scouts and Guides

Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik, Patron of the J&K State Bharat Scouts and Guides (S&G), presented ‘Rajya Puraskars’ to 330 Scouts and Guides at an Award Presentation Ceremony held here today. 4 teachers who did advance training were also awarded certificates and badges. Governor and Sh. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, Advisor to Governor; Sh. Umang Narula, […]

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Central Jail inmates call off strike following promise by high-level delegation visiting prison soon

Central Jail inmates call off strike following promise by high-level delegation visiting prison soon

Srinagar: Following assurances from Srinagar district administration that they will be given a patient hearing inmates at Central Jail have called off their strike on Wednesday. According to officials privy to development Superintendent of Police , Central Jail, a Magistrate was deputed to interact with inmates who had declined to meet any one even from […]

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Weather conditions to improve from tomorrow

Weather conditions to improve from tomorrow

Srinagar: Meteorological department on Wednesday said that weather conditions in valley will improve from tomorrow and urged people to not fall for flood related rumors. “As informed earlier, many places of South, East Kashmir and Hilly Areas of Jammu region received heavy rain as a result of which there is significant increase in water levels […]

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SDM Dooru, staff beating: Police files FIR against army for ‘wrongful restraint’, ‘voluntarily causing hurt’

SDM Dooru, staff beating: Police files FIR against army for ‘wrongful restraint’, ‘voluntarily causing hurt’

Srinagar: Police on Wednesday filed a case against army for “wrongful restraint” and “voluntarily causing hurt” for Tuesday’s incident involving “dragging by collar, kicking and abusing” of Sub District Magistrate(SDM) Dooru and other employees, working in his office, at Dalwach Crossing in Qazigund area on Srinagar-Jammu highway. A police officer said that the FIR (61/2019) […]

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Over 29.81 lakh voters to decide fate of 24 candidates in Srinagar, Udhampur PCs

Over 29.81 lakh voters to decide fate of 24 candidates in Srinagar, Udhampur PCs

JAMMU: Over 29.81 lakh voters will decide the fate of 24 candidates contesting for Srinagar and Udhampur Parliamentary seats, the polling for which is scheduled on April 18- the second Phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019. The twin constituencies have 2,981,083 registered electors including 1,543,571 males, 1,416,387 females, 21,056 service voters (20,780 males and 276 […]

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Highway ban: No ban on civilian traffic today

Highway ban: No ban on civilian traffic today

Srinagar: Authorities on Wednesday said that there will be no restrictions on the traffic movement on Highway today. The traffic department said that there will be no ban on civilian traffic movement on the highway. “Traffic will move  from Jammu to Srinagar,”  a traffic police department spokesman said.

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Army thrashes SDM: Incident has downed our morale, will have negative fallout say KAS officers

Army thrashes SDM: Incident has downed our morale, will have negative fallout say KAS officers

Srinagar: The KAS officers Association has condemned manhandling of Subdivisional Magistrate  Dooru and his subordinates by armed forces, while the officer was performing his official duties in ongoing parliamentary elections. The Association has taken up the issue with higher authorities for lodging of FIR in the matter and for getting it investigated on fast track […]

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Highway ban: CRPF orders high-level inquiry into patient death, his ambulance was stopped at Lower Munda

Highway ban: CRPF orders high-level inquiry into patient death, his ambulance was stopped at Lower Munda

Srinagar: Central Reserve Police Force has ordered inquiry into death of a terminally ill patient as his ambulance was stopped at Lower Munda on April 10.  According to media reports CRPF ordered a “high-level inquiry” into the incident. His ambulance was stopped while he was on way to Doda from Srinagar after being discharged by a […]

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Rains to continue today, weather to improve from tomorrow afternoon: MeT

Rains to continue today, weather to improve from tomorrow afternoon: MeT

Srinagar: Widespread rain in plains and snow on upper reaches of Jammu and Kashmir will continue on Wednesday and weather will improve from tomorrow afternoon, a meteorological department official said. He said that Ladakh region will have very light rain and snow at few places. He said that Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of 8.8 […]

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Routine work at few educational institutes may remain disrupted tomorrow: DC Srinagar

Routine work at few educational institutes may remain disrupted tomorrow: DC Srinagar

Srinagar: The district administration Srinagar on Tuesday said that in view of the poll arrangements, the routine work at few educational institutes may remain disrupted on Wednesday. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary in a tweet said that the educational institutes which will remain closed have been informed individually. He said that all other […]

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Two more nominations filed for Ladakh PC

Two more nominations filed for Ladakh PC

Leh: Two candidates from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tsering Namgyal and Dorji Angchuk today filed their nomination papers for the Ladakh Parliamentary seat before the Returning Officer, Avny Lavasa. From Indian National Congress (INC) Rigzin Spalbar filed his nomination as the candidate for Ladakh Parliamentary seat yesterday. The last day for filing of nomination papers for […]

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Govt impresses upon employees to desist from associating with unlawful associations

Jammu: The Government today impressed upon all the employees to desist from associating, directly or indirectly, with unlawful associations in any manner and has advised them to desist themselves forthwith. An circular issued in this regards here today by the General Administration Department has impressed upon all the Administrative Secretaries, heads of the Departments, Managing […]

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Official apathy: Privately owned Cricket Association runs its office from Mini Secretariat Ganderbal, DDC unaware

Official apathy: Privately owned Cricket Association runs its office from Mini Secretariat Ganderbal, DDC unaware

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: A private cricket organisation is holding it’s office in the mini secretariat Ganderbal flouting all norms and regulations of government establishments. An organistion Girls Cricket Association recently posted an add on social media networks asking prospects candidates to get registered with them to be trained in the game. The add provided […]

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Revoke cases filed against inmates of Central Jail Srinagar say relatives of prisoners, protest

Revoke cases filed against inmates of Central Jail Srinagar say relatives of prisoners, protest

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: Family members of prisoners at Central Jail Srinagar on Tuesday protested while urging authorities that should revoke the cases filed against them after recent incident in the jail. Reiterating that the jail was not safe for the prisoners, they said that they have been subjected to trauma for lack of access […]

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Governor reviews functioning of various departments

Governor reviews functioning of various departments

Directed PHE, PDD to facilitate adequate electric, water supply to consumers Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik reviewed the functioning of the Government Departments in a high level meeting held at the Civil Secretariat Jammu. Khurshid A. Ganai, Kewal Krishan Sharma and K Skandan- Advisors to the Governor; BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Umang Narula, Principal Secretary […]

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LSPolls: All Budgam schools to remain shut on April 17, 18

Srinagar: Chief Education Officer Budgam has ordered closure of schools, govt and private, in the district on April 17 and 18 in the backdrop of upcoming parliamentary polls. The Srinagar-Budgam-Ganderbal parliamentary seat goes to polls on April 18. An order issued by the CEO has also directed all the heads and class IV staff of the […]

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Army vehicle crushes minor to death in Poonch

  Poonch: An Army vehicle mowed down a 13 year old boy at Gulpore area of Poonch district on Tuesday.  The deceased was identified as Sajad Ahmad son of Mohd Taj of Gulpore and was injured critically after being hit by an army vehicle in the area. Sajad was declared brought dead on arrival to  […]

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SHRC asks DC Bandipora can mentally sick person be booked under PSA, lodged in jail

SHRC asks DC Bandipora can mentally sick person be booked under PSA, lodged in jail

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission on Tuesday asked government to explain whether a mentally sick person can be detained under Public Safety Act and can be lodged in jail. Justice (retd) Bilal Nazki, Chairperson of the Commission, has passed the orders while hearing a case titled Nazir Ahmad Malla son of Late Abdul Rehman […]

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Relatives of driver who was found dead protest in Pattan, demand quick action in case

Relatives of driver who was found dead protest in Pattan, demand quick action in case

By Peerzada Waseem Baramulla: Relatives of Pattan driver whose body was found after he went missing protested near Police station Pattan demanding culprits be brought book. Jan Mohmmad Bhat Son of Assadullah bhat from Mamoosa village of Kunzer had gone missing on 22 March and his body  was found in Singhpora Nallah after couple of […]

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Army thrashes SDM: Employees threaten boycott of election duties if action against involved not taken, go on strike

Army thrashes SDM: Employees threaten boycott of election duties if action against involved not taken, go on strike

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Employees working under the SDM Duroo, who is also an Assistant Returning officer have gone on strike demanding registration of FIR against Army personnel who thrashed the officer on Tuesday. “We will not take part in any election related works unless FIR is registered against the Army personnel involved in the […]

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Army thrashes SDM Duroo in Anantnag, vehicle damaged

by Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: A sub district magistrate was on Tuesday thrashed by Army  and his official vehicle has been damaged as well. According to sources SDM Duroo was on his way to Qazigund. “He was stopped by  Army near Ujroo,” sources said They claimed that SDM Duroo, identified as Ghulam Rasool Wani, had an […]

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SC: Notice issued to Centre on plea seeking entry of Muslim women in mosques for prayers

SC: Notice issued to Centre on plea seeking entry of Muslim women in mosques for prayers

New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India on Tuesday issued notice to the Centre after it agreed to hear a petition filed by a Pune-based couple seeking permission for Muslim women to enter mosques to offer prayers.A bench headed by Justice S A Bobde issued the notice and  and asked  Centre to respond. “The only […]

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Old Town Baramulla observes shutdown, Govt fails to reconstruct bridge damaged in 2014 floods

Old Town Baramulla observes shutdown, Govt fails to reconstruct bridge damaged in 2014 floods

  By Peerzada Waseem Baramulla: Old Town Baramulla is observing a shutdown against government on Tuesday for failing to construct the SRTC Bridge in the area. President Old Town Baramulla traders union Mr Ab. Hamid Gojery said the bridge was damaged in 2014 floods. “Although the district administration had promised to work on the bridge […]

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Curfew lifted from Kishtwar town

Curfew lifted from Kishtwar town

Jammu: Authorities have lifted the curfew in Kishtwar township of Jammu division of the state after remaining in imposition for seven days following killing of a RSS leader and his PSO by unidentified gunmen. “Night curfew along with prohibitory orders under section 144 CrPC banning assembly of more than four persons will remain in force […]

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5 members of family injured in gas cylinder blast in Soura

Srinagar: Five members of a family were injured after a cooking gas cylinder reportedly exploded in Soura area of this the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. Reports said blast took place inside residential house of one Farooq Ahmad Mir at Anchar Soura and five members of a family were injured who were […]

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LS polls: Cong candidate files first nomination for Ladakh seat

LS polls: Cong candidate files first nomination for Ladakh seat

Leh: First nomination was filed today for Ladakh Parliamentary Constituency, which is going to polls on May 6, 2019. The nomination was filed by Indian National Congress (INC) candidate Rigzin Spalbar. The last date for filing of nomination papers for Ladakh Parliamentary constituency is April 18, 2019 up to 3:00 PM.

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‘Escalating’ Indo-Pak tensions matter of serious concern: Hurriyat Conference (M)

‘Escalating’ Indo-Pak tensions matter of serious concern: Hurriyat Conference (M)

Srinagar: Expressing serious concern over the “escalating tensions” between the armies of India and Pakistan especially in Poonch and Rajouri sector, Hurriyat Conference (M) on Monday said that every time there is exchange of firing on the LoC, people on the both sides of fence become the primary target and bear the brunt. The Hurriyat […]

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Body of MBBS student who died in Bangladesh reaches home, pall of gloom descends on Bonadialgam Anantnag

Body of MBBS student who died in Bangladesh reaches home, pall of gloom descends on Bonadialgam Anantnag

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: A pall of gloom descended on south Kashmir’s Bonadialgam area in Anantnag District as body of MBBS student who died in Bangladesh reached home. 24 year old  Quratul Ain daughter of Ali Mohd Bhat, a resident of Bona Dialgam Anantnag was pursuing MBBS in Bangladesh. She was in her final year at […]

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Modi is Pharaoh, will meet same fate: Farooq Abdullah

Modi is Pharaoh, will meet same fate: Farooq Abdullah

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: Calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘Firavoon’, National Conference (NC) patron and party candidate from Srinagar Lok Sabha polls, Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Monday challenged Modi to organize a rally in Kashmir. Abdullah while addressing a rally here at Sher-e-Kashmir Park, said that PM Modi is dividing the country, saying he will meet […]

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Weatherman forecasts moderate rains in Valley from tomorrow till April 18

Weatherman forecasts moderate rains in Valley from tomorrow till April 18

Srinagar: Weatherman on Monday forecast moderate to rather heavy rain and thunderstorms over the state of Jammu and Kashmir from tomorrow to April 18. A meteorological department official said there was possibility of snow on upper reaches of the state during the time. He said that Srinagar—the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir – recorded […]

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Controversial BJP lawmaker copies ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ song, claims he had no idea it was originally from Pakistan

Controversial BJP lawmaker copies ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ song, claims he had no idea it was originally from Pakistan

Srinagar: A lawmaker from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released a song unmistakably similar to the “patriotic anthem” produced by the Pakistani military’s media wing for March 23, prompting reactions from Twitterati. Raja Singh, a member of the Legislative Assembly in the southern state of Telangana, in a tweet on Friday announced that he would release a […]

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DSW KU holds ‘Aids & Appliances distribution camp’ for differently abled students

DSW KU holds ‘Aids & Appliances distribution camp’ for differently abled students

  Srinagar: The Department of Students Welfare (DSW), University of Kashmir organized a one-day special aids and appliances distribution camp for the differently abled students of the University here on Monday.    The camp was attended by 50 differently abled students who were provided different aids and appliances on-spot by the Vice Chancellor, University of […]

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Balakote strike was a drama: Mehbooba Mufti

Balakote strike was a drama: Mehbooba Mufti

Srinagar: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti Monday said that Balakote strike was a drama and called for investigation into the Pulwama attack that left over 40 CRPF personnel dead. Mufti was addressing a workers convention at Bijbehara in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. She said that whatever the BJP has been doing over the past few months or […]

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VC KU Prof Talat chairs NSS review meeting of institutional heads

VC KU Prof Talat chairs NSS review meeting of institutional heads

Srinagar, April 15:  A review meeting of National Service Scheme (NSS) units associated with the University of Kashmir under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir Prof Talat Ahmad was held at KU on Monday. Besides Director Colleges and State NSS Officer Prof Yaseen Ahmad Shah and Program Coordinator NSS KU Dr Shamim A Shah […]

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Damaged in 2014 floods school still in shambles at Kakapora Pulwama

Damaged in 2014 floods school still in shambles at Kakapora Pulwama

Pulwama: A Primary School located at Kakapora Wookh village in Pulwama district following was damaged in 2014 floods and the building is still in shambles waiting for renovations. Villager’s told INS that building damaged five years ago is yet to be renovated and education department is callous about it. “No efforts have been made by […]

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Highway closed following landslide at Digdol

Jammu: Vehicular movement on Srinagar Jammu highway has bees suspended following landslide over the stretch at Digdol area. According to officials the traffic was halted after a massive landslide hit the road near Army Camp at  Digdol area.

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Stone pelted at Mehbooba’s cavalcade, police denies

  Bijbehara: Stones were pelted at former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti’s cavalcade as she came to visit Khiram Dargah. “Some persons threw stones on her cancalvade while she was on way to Bijbehara from the Dargah,” local  sources claimed . They claimed that while she remained safe her escort vehicle was damaged. She has reached […]

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J&K Govt Relieves Raj Kumar Goyal To Join As Addl Secy, Financial Advisor MEA

J&K Govt Relieves Raj Kumar Goyal To Join As Addl Secy, Financial Advisor MEA

Srinagar: The state government on Monday relieved Raj Kumar Goyal (IAS) for his appointment as Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. According to an order issued here, the 1990-IAS officer of J&K cadre was relieved today to join his new place of posting.

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Dwivedi assigned charge of Com Secy Info, 3 other officers also assigned additional charge

Dwivedi assigned charge of Com Secy Info, 3 other officers also assigned additional charge

Srinagar: The state government on Monday assigned charge of different posts to three IAS and a KAS officer in the interest of administration. According to an order issued here, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi (IAS), Commissioner Secretary to the Government, Department of Forest, Ecology and Environment, has been asked hold the charge of Commissioner Secretary to the […]

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