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PMO reviews implementation of PMDP Projects in J&K

Jammu, Dec 03: Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Dr. P. K. Mishra today chaired a high level meeting to review the sector-wise implementation of projects under the Prime Minister’s Development Package in Jammu and Kashmir. Chief Secretary, J&K, B V R Subrahmanyam along with Secretaries of various departments participated in the meeting. Extensive deliberations

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582 New Covid-19 cases reported in J&K, total 111712

Srinagar, Dec 3: Jammu and Kashmir reported 582 new cases o novel coronavirus in last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 111712.  Official sources said on Thursday that Srinagar reported 126 cases, Baramulla 24, Budgam 46, Pulwama 17, Kupwara 10, Anantnag 8, Bandipora 12, Ganderbal 14, Kulgam 6, Shopian 9, Jammu 142, Rajouri 22,

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Downtown Heroes FC wins Doon tournament

Srinagar, December 3: Downtown Heroes FC on Thursday lifted the Doon International football tournament title at Doon International School HMT Srinagar. In the final Downtown Heroes FC were against Real Baghat FC. Downtown Heroes dominated thier opponents as they emerged winner by 3-0 goals. In first half Downtown Heroes FC scored two goals and at

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Need to ensure equal opportunities for specially-abled persons: Prof Talat

Srinagar, Dec 3: Vice-Chancellor of University of Kashmir Prof Talat Ahmad Thursday called for an all-inclusive approach to ensure that specially-abled persons get equal opportunities in every aspect of life. He was addressing as chief guest a function, organised by the varsity’s Department of Students Welfare (DSW) in collaboration with Composite Regional Centre (CRC) Srinagar,

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305 candidates in fray, all arrangements in place for 3rd Phase of DDC elections tomorrow: SEC

Jammu: State Election Commissioner K.K Sharma today held a press conference and briefed media about the arrangements being done to conduct the third phase of DDC elections and Panchs/Sarpanchs by-polls in smooth and peaceful manner. While giving the details regarding District Development Council elections, the SEC said that there are total 280 constituencies in the

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1st meeting of UT Level Monitoring Committee under FRA held

Jammu: The Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam today chaired the maiden meeting of the UT Level Monitoring Committee, constituted under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 which was recently made applicable to Jammu and Kashmir. Administrative Secretaries of the departments of Revenue, Forest, Ecology & Environment,

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Advisor Baseer Khan meets deputations of trade bodies, assesses their issues

Srinagar, Dec 03: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today met deputations of trade bodies and other public delegations to assess issues confronted by Traders, Industrial unit holders and general public at Civil Secretariat, Srinagar. A deputation led by President of Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation, Mohammad Yaseen Khan, raised various issues with the

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Govt forms ‘tree authorities’ for Srinagar, Jammu

Srinagar, Dec 3: The government on Thursday formed a five -member ‘tree authorities’ to ensure preservation of all trees within the jurisdiction of Srinagar and Jammu Municipal Corporations. Headed by Mayor of the respective corporations, the ‘tree authorities’ has been also tasked to obtain declaration from all owners or occupants about the number of trees

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Grenade recovered in Rajouri town

Jammu, Dec 3: Police recovered a hand grenade near Gujjar Mandi market of Rajouri town, officials said on Thursday. They said based on a specific tip off, a team headed by SHO Rajouri Sameer Jillani recovered the grenade kept alongside road between Gujjar Mandi  and Kheora stretch. While confirming it, Senior Superintendent of Police Rajouri Chandan

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Rohit Kansal Reviews Power Scenario

Asks Engineers To Ensure ‘Uninterrupted Power Supply’ During Winter Anantnag, Dec 02: Principal Secretary, Power Development and Information Departments, Rohit Kansal, asked the PDD Engineers to optimally utilize the services of available skilled manpower of the department to ensure repair of damaged transformers in a time bound manner. He also directed the concerned to ensure

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Advisor Baseer Khan attends virtual BoT meeting

SRINAGAR, DECEMBER 02: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today attended the first high level virtual meeting of Board of Trade (BoT) for pursuing a strategy to enhance India’s export competitiveness, reduce import dependence and promote balanced and reciprocal trade with partner countries for building an Atmanirbhar Bharat. The meet was attended by Piyush

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Baseer Khan to hear public grievances at Sgr on Dec 04

Srinagar: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan, will convene a public hearing at Grievance Cell, Church Lane, Srinagar on December 04 (Friday) from 12 noon onwards. The public deputations and individuals, who want to bring their grievances and demands into the notice of Government, can meet the Advisor at the said venue. It is

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Over 65% voter turnout for Panch, 52.25 for Sarpanch By-elections: SEC

Srinagar: State Election Commissioner K.K Sharma informed that 65.54 percent and 52.24 percent voter turnout was recorded on Tuesday in the second phase of vacant Panch and Sarpanch By-polls 2020. SEC informed that by-poll for Panch vacant seats were held in 343 constituencies including 317 from Kashmir division and 26 from Jammu division in the

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6 deaths, 452 new covid-19 cases in J&K 

Srinagar, Dec 2: Jammu and Kashmir reported 452 new novel coronavirus cases in last 24 hours, taking the number of the infected persons to 111130, officials said on Wednesday. With 15 travelers among them, they said, 258 were from Jammu Division while 194 from Kashmir Valley They said that Srinagar reported 81, Baramulla 25, Budgam

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Day After Going Missing, 3-Yr-Old Boy Found Dead In Budgam

Srinagar, Dec 2: Body of a 3-year-old boy was found near his residence in Beerwah area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district, a day after he went missing from his home. Official sources said that the boy, Burhan  Ahmad son of Hilal Ahmad Najar was missing since Tuesday afternoon. ‘His body was found near water reservoir between

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CS chairs maiden meeting of UT Steering Committee ON COVID Vaccination

Jammu: The Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam today chaired the maiden meeting of the UT Steering Committee to monitor the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccination. The Committee reviewed the arrangements being made to ensure hassle-free and time-bound delivery of COVID-vaccines across the Union Territory. Administrative Secretaries of the departments of Health & Medical Education, Home,

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Man shot at, critically injured in Buchpora Srinagar

Srinagar, Dec 01: A 24-year-old man was critically injured after unknown gunmen fired upon him in Soura area of Central Kashmir’s Srinagar district on Tuesday evening. A senior police officer said that militants fired upon a man identified as Nadif Khan son of Muhammad Hanief Khan of Bilal colony Soura in Buchpora, leaving him critically

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DDC Polls: 49% Turnout In Phase-II, Says SEC

Srinagar: State Election Commissioner K.K Sharma, while addressing a press conference here today informed that the second phase of District Development Council elections have been conducted successfully in UT of J&K that recorded 48.62% of voter turnout. The SEC said that a large number of people have come out to cast their votes during second

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Baseer Khan chairs review meeting of Handicrafts, Handloom department, JKI

Jammu, Dec 1: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today chaired a meeting of Handicrafts and Handloom department besides Jammu Kashmir Industries to get first hand feedback about functioning of the departments. Regarding Handicrafts and Handloom department, Advisor directed the officers to strengthen the base level of the department and take measures for uplifting

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8 More Die Due To Covid-19, J&K Toll Crosses 1700-Mark

Srinagar, Dec 1: The death toll due to covid-19 crossed the grim milestone of 1700-mark with eight more people succumbing to the pestilence in the last 24 hours, officials said on Tuesday. They said that among the victims, five were from Jammu division and three from Kashmir Valley. The victims from Jammu include an 82-year-old

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Cabinet Secretary reviews arrangements for COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

Jammu: The Cabinet Secretary, Rajiv Gauba, while chairing a high-level meeting, asked all the States and Union Territories to prepare and maintain a database of the prioritized group of people to receive the COVID-19 vaccine during the initial stages. Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam, and Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh along with Chief

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13 travelers among 454 new covid-19 cases in J&K, 110678

Srinagar, Dec 1: Thirteen travelers were among 454 new novel coronavirus cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir in last 24 hours, taking the total number of people infected with virus to 110678. Among these cases, the officials said that 217 were reported from Jammu Division and 237 from Kashmir Valley. Giving district-wise details, they said,

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BSF ASI Killed In Pak Snipper Fire In Poonch

Poonch, Dec 1: An Assistant Sub Inspector of BSF was killed in snipper fire by Pakistan along LOC in Tarkundi area of Balakote in Poonch district on Tuesday. SHO Mendhar Manzoor Ahmad Kohli confirmed that ASI was killed. He identified him as P. Jatha of 59 Bn BSF.

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40.31 % votes polled till 1 PM across J&K

Jammu, Dec 1: The 2nd phase of DDC elections 2020 recorded voter percentage of 40.31 % across different constituencies spread over all the districts of Jammu and Kashmir till 01:00 pm. As per the figures given by the office of State Election Commissioner, in Kashmir Division, Kupwara has recorded voting percentage of 34.44%, Bandipora 60.99%,

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2 RDD employees suspended in Doda

Action also initiated against 4 VDC members Doda: District Election Authority Doda has suspended two government employees and initiated action against 4 Village Defence Committee (VDC) members for violation of the Model Code of Conduct. Additional District Development Commissioner, – the Nodal officer for MCC implementation suspended two RDD employees, served show cause notice to

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370 new covid-19 cases, 9 deaths in J&K 

Srinagar, Nov 30: Twenty-five travelers were among 370 new covid-19 cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir in last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 110224. Official sources said on Monday that 181 of these cases were reported from Jammu Division and 189 from Kashmir Valley. Giving district wise details, they said Srinagar reported 84,

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321 candidates in electoral fray in Phase II: ECI

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 30: State Election Commissioner, K.K Sharma, today briefed the media about the arrangements being put in place to conduct the District Development Council and Panchayat by-polls in smooth and peaceful manner. While giving the details regarding District Development Council elections, the SEC said that there are total 280 constituencies in UT of J&K

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Flu increases risk of dying from Covid-19: DAK

Srinagar, Nov 29: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Sunday said people can catch flu and Covid-19 at the same time this winter which increases the chances of death. “Having flu and Covid-19 together puts you at significantly increased risk of dying,” said DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan. “According to a study

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Downtown boy, Auqib, pilots Downtown Heroes FC to Doon Cup finals

Srinagar, November 29: Downtown Heroes Sunday pipped Doon FC to make it to the finals of ongoing Doon Cup, thanks to some superb display of play by Auqib. The match began with both teams trying to dominate. However, the defence-skills of both teams made sure to keep the ball away from nets. Both the teams though lastly

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471 new covid-19 cases, 5 deaths in J&K

Srinagar, Nov 29: 25 travelers were among 471 new covid-19 cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir in last 24 hours, officials said on Sunday. Also, five COVID-19 deaths have been reported—three from Jammu Division and two from Kashmir Valley. Of these cases, 260 were confirmed from Jammu Division and 211 from Kashmir Valley which the

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PDD daily-wager electrocuted, police files FIR

Poonch, Nov 29: A daily-wager in Power Development Department was electrocuted in Poonch district on Sunday, officials said. They said that the daily wager, Sarwer Khan son of Shamis Din of Chachia Bandi , died on the spot due to electric shock at Dhara. Station House Officer Mandi Tilak Raj told a local news agency

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Drone Seen Near IB In R S Pora Jammu

Jammu, Nov 29: Authorities on Sunday said that a drone was sighted at the International Border (IB) in the Arnia area of RS Pura Sector in Jammu last night. Additional SP Jammu Adil Hamid said that as soon as it was spotted by the BSF, they fired and it went back to Pakistan.

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Mother, 2 minors daughters found dead in Uri

Uri, Nov 29:  A woman and her two minor daughters died purportedly owing to asphyxiation in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district overnight, officials said on Sunday. They said that the trio—Shameema Begum (43) wife of Abdul Majeed Ganie and their daughters— Nighat Bano (13) and Tabasum Bano (9)—were found dead at their house

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51.76 Vote In First Phase, Highest Turnout In Reasi

Pictures: Zargar Zahoor/INS Jammu, Nov 28: State Election Commissioner K.K Sharma, while addressing a press conference, informed that the first phase of District Development Council elections has been conducted successfully in UT of J&K that recorded 51.76% polling. Polling has been by-and-large peaceful in 43 constituencies of DDC that went to polls today in which

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Anantnag: School Closed, Rs 1 Lakh Imposed For Violating Covid-19 Orders 

Anantnag, Nov 28 (GNS): Authorities on Saturday ordered closure of the premises of a school and imposed one lakh rupees fine for keeping the institution open in violation of the government directive amid covid-19 in this south Kashmir district. The District Magistrate Anantnag said the Chief Education Officer while acting on complaint, led a team

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Div Com inspects Wular Lake conservation works

Bandipora, Nov 28: The Divisional Commissioner (DIV Com) Kashmir P K Pole today visited Bandipora and inspected Wular lake conservation works by Wular Conservation and Management Authority (WUCMA). The Div Com during the visit was accompanied by Chief Executive Director WUCMA Farooq Gillani and Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Dr. Owais Ahmed. The Chief Executive Director WUCMA

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512 New Covid-19 Cases,  4 Deaths In J&K, Total 109383

Srinagar, Nov 28: Jammu and Kashmir reported 512 new 1680 covid-19 cases and four deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 109383 and death toll to. Among the infected include 24 travelers, officials said. They said Srinagar reported 97, Baramulla 26, Budgam 25, Pulwama 14, Kupwara 16, Anantnag 7, Bandipora 12,

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Advisor Baseer Khan chairs review meeting of Industries & Commerce Department

Jammu: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today chaired an introductory cum review meeting of the Directorate of Industries and Commerce, Jammu at Udhyog Bhawan here. The meeting was attended by Commissioner Secretary Industries & Commerce Department, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi; Director Industries, Jammu Anoo Malhotra; Director-Finance, Industries and Commerce RC Kotwal; Managing Director SIDCO,

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AC approves J&K Communication and Connectivity Infrastructure Policy

Jammu: The Administrative Council (AC), which met here under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, approved the Jammu and Kashmir Communication and Connectivity Infrastructure Policy (JKCCIP). To further ease the laying of telecom infrastructure in J&K which includes both overhead (mobile towers) and underground (optical fiber) infrastructure, the new policy includes ‘Rights of Way’

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Exit polls banned before DDC elections ends

Jammu, Nov 28- The State Election Commission, Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has prohibited the conduct of any exit poll and publishing/displaying of the result of exit poll by means of the print or electronic media or in any other manner in the ongoing District development Council Elections till the last phase of the

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39. 34 percent turnout in first half of DDC Polls In J&K

Srinagar: The first phase of DDC elections recorded a voter percentage of 39.34% across different constituencies spread over all the districts of Jammu and Kashmir till 1:00 PM. As per the figures given by the office of State Election Commissioner, in Kashmir Division, Kupwara has recorded voting percentage of 34.10 %, Bandipora 34.18%, Baramulla 25.58%, Ganderbal

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Govt Orders installation of SSL certificate in all its websites, applications

Srinagar, Nov 27: Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday ordered installation of SSL certificate in all government websites and applications. In this regard, the government has asked all Administrative Secretaries, HODs to direct the concerned in their departments or organizations to take measures for installation, renewal of SSL certificate in their respective websites and applications.

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LG dedicates Customized Livelihood Programme “MUMKIN” for Transport Sector to youth

Jammu, Nov 27: Moving forward to manifest the decisions and plan evolved during the Youth Engagement and Outreach Conference organized by Mission Youth on 31, October 2020, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today gave shape to one such ambitious customized Youth Livelihood Programme for Transport sector. Pertinently, Mission Youth of J&K government is working with its

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Administrative Council Clears 850 MW Ratle Hydroelectric Project

J&Ks equity of Rs. 776 crores to be provided as grant from GoI JAMMU, NOVEMBER 27- In a significant decision the J&K Administrative Council in its meeting here today approved the proposal for development of 850 MW Rattle Hydroelectric Project in Joint Venture Mode by NHPC and JKSPDC. The Rs 5300 crore project would be

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565 New Covid-19 Cases Reported In J&K, Total 108871

Srinagar, Nov 27: Jammu and Kashmir reported 565 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 108871. Official sources said that Srinagar reported 88, Baramulla 35, Budgam 23, Pulwama 21, Kupwara 29, Anantnag 8, Bandipora 9, Ganderbal 14, Kulgam 5, Shopian 6, Jammu 142, Rajouri 19, Udhampur 49, Doda 36,

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