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Nomad, sheeps crushed to death by truck in Ramban distict

Nomad, sheeps crushed to death by truck in Ramban distict

Ramban: A nomad man and nearly a dozen sheeps were crushed to death when a truck hit their dera in Batote area of Ramban district in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday morning. ”A truck this morning hit dera of nomads at Thopal near Batote when the driver namely Basharat Ali lost the control over vehicle,” police here […]

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Focus on Youth, Institution building: Scholars at ‘The Muslim Ummah Conference’

Focus on Youth, Institution building: Scholars at ‘The Muslim Ummah Conference’

Istanbul: After profusely debating “fault lines and perils facing Muslim societies” for three days, over 20 international scholars came together on the last day of “The Muslim Ummah” international conference being held in Istanbul, and listed various recommendations for Muslims countries with focus on youth, institutional building and investments to move forward towards a better future. […]

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Govt imposes restrictions in Srinagar parts to thwart JRL protests

Govt imposes restrictions in Srinagar parts to thwart JRL protests

Srinagar: Government on Friday imposed strict restrictions in Downtown parts of Kashmir’s capital city Srinagar to prevent the protest against the killing of militants and civilian by the government forces in Wednesday. The call for protests was issued by the Joint Resistance Leadership on Thursday. Witnesses said that the government forces have restricted the movement of […]

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Pulwama shuts to demand body of militant killed last month

Pulwama shuts to demand body of militant killed last month

By Mudassir Maqbool Pulwama: A complete shutdown has been observed in Pulwama of the southern district demanding body of a militant killed last month in a gunfight in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. Family of Abdul Rashid has been claiming that one among the killed militants was their son and has been demanding the body since September […]

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Army goes berserk in Pulwama village, 11 including 5 women injured

Army goes berserk  in Pulwama village, 11 including 5 women injured

by Basharat RashidSrinagar: Army late Thursday night went berserk in Trischal village of southern Kashmir’s Pulwama districtan after an army Casspir vehicle came under an IED attack in the village that left seven army men injured. Following the incident the army kept firing for almost 45 minutes, locals claimed, and went on a rampage entering the neighbouring houses […]

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Inflitration bid foiled in North Kashmir, three militants killed

Srinagar: Army on Friday claimed to have killed three militants in Rampur area of Baramulla district while trying to inflitrate into this side of Kashmir. According to Army spokesman the inflitration bid was foiled and the three militants were killed in a gunfight. Operation is still in progress, he said.

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CRPF trooper dies of cardiac arrest in Baramulla

Baramulla: A CRPF trooper died of a cardiac arrest in Baramulla district of north Kashmir on Friday He was identified as Constable Hari Om from Haryana, was rushed to the nearby hospital for treatment, where he passed away. Heart attack is said to have caused trooper’s death.

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7 Soldiers Injured In Pulwama IED Blast

Srinagar: Seven soldiers were injured and a Casper vehicle they were travelling in was damaged in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast triggered by militants in Lassipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday. A police official said that around 9:45 p.m., militants triggered the IED planted under a bridge on Trichal-Lassipora road. The […]

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No class work in Srinagar Higher secondary Schools, KU on Friday

Srinagar: Authorities on Thursday ordered that there shall be no work in colleges and higher secondary schools in Srinagar as also in Kashmir University tomorrow. An official of district administration said class work will remain suspended in all colleges and higher secondary schools of Srinagar district on Friday. “Class work at the University of Kashmir […]

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‘4 militants killed in Boniyar woods’

Srinagar: Four militants were killed in an encounter with army in Boniyar forests in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday, a local news agency reported here. According to it, a search party of army’s 5 Grenadier intercepted a group of militants at Torna post in the woods of Boniyar at around 8:30 am. After being […]

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DGP visits 5 injured cops admitted in army hospital

Srinagar: Director General of Police J&K Dilbag Singh IPS on Friday visited 92 Base hospital at Srinagar and enquired about the health and welfare of Police personnel who sustained injuries in different incidents across valley and are under going treatment there. Five police personnel including a DySP and Sub Inspector were injured in different incidents […]

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Draft Juvenile Justice Bill-2018: Social Welfare Deptt seeks suggestions of stakeholders

Draft Juvenile Justice Bill-2018: Social Welfare Deptt seeks suggestions of stakeholders

SRINAGAR: The Government has put the Draft Jammu and Kashmir Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Bill 2018 in public domain to solicit views and suggestions of all the stakeholders. According to the Secretary Social Welfare, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone, the draft bill is available on the official website of Social Welfare Department at […]

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Bakshi Stadium to be ready by March next year for international tournaments: Hafeez

Bakshi Stadium to be ready by March next year for international tournaments: Hafeez

Srinagar: Secretary, Youth Service & Sports (YSS), Sarmad Hafeez Thursday said that Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) approved Bakshi Stadium would be ready by March 2019 for holding international events. Sarmad was speaking during the inaugural match of the ‘Kashmir Invitation Cup Football Tourney’ which began at TRC Turf today. The tournament is being […]

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Transfers ordered in Health Department

Transfers ordered in Health Department

Srinagar: The Government today ordered transfers and postings in Health department. According to the order issued by the Principal Secretary Health and Medical Education Department, Dr Sameer Mattoo, Director Family Welfare, MCH and Immunization J&K has been transferred and posted as Director Health Services Jammu relieving Bhupinder Singh, Mission Director NHM of the Additional Charge. […]

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No electric pole be erected or water pipes be laid on Jhelum banks: Farooq Shah

Srinagar: Secretary PHE, I&FC, and DMRRR Farooq Ahmad Shah on Thursday toured Jhelum and Flood Spill Channels embankments at various places in Srinagar and took stock of pace of ongoing beautification works. During his visit, he directed officials of the Irrigation and Flood Control department to ban any kind of construction of roads on the […]

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Unscheduled and frequent power cuts irk Tral residents, official blame dip in temperature

Unscheduled and frequent power cuts irk Tral residents, official blame dip in temperature

By BASHARAT RASHID Awantipora : Unscheduled and frequent power cuts from last few days in Tral sub division of South Kashmir have made the l’ife of its villages miserable.’ The residents told INS that from last couple of days, the Power Development Department (PDD) has failed to supply uninterrupted power to the inhabitants of more […]

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Accident in Tral, man succumbs to injuries

By BASHARAT RASHID Tral : A person, who was seriously injured in an accident near college road in Tral area of Pulwama district on Wenesday evening, died today. The deceased has been identified as Mohd Amin Reshi, resident of Bus Stand in downtown Tral, who was working in forest department as Chowkidar. Deceased was injured, […]

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Bakshi Stadium to be ready by March 2019 for international tournaments

Bakshi Stadium to be ready by March 2019 for international tournaments

SRINAGAR: Secretary, Youth Service & Sports (YSS), Sarmad Hafeez Thursday said that Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) approved Bakshi Stadium would be ready by March 2019 for holding international events. Sarmad was speaking during the inaugural match of the ‘Kashmir Invitation Cup Football Tourney’ which began at TRC Turf today. The tournament is being […]

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Manigam Durpora irrigation channel turned into garbage dumping site, officials unmoved

Manigam Durpora irrigation channel turned into garbage dumping site, officials unmoved

By Mir Showat: Ganderbal: Residents of Durpora Manigam Village in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal District have alleged that authorities have failed to remove garbage from irrigation channel, producing  foul smell and becoming breading ground for deseases.  Locals appealed authorities to take immediate measures to remove the garbage from the site. Residents claimed that that approched many time to the […]

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Forces lay seige over Warpora village of Sopore

Forces lay seige over Warpora village of Sopore

By Peerzada Waseem Sopore: Government forces launched massive Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Usmanabad Warpora village of  Sopore town in Northen region of Kashmir.  Official sources told INS that forces launched cordon and Search operation in after receiving inputs the presence of militants in the area, a joint search operation was launched by Special […]

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JDU condemns attack on journalists

JDU condemns attack on journalists

By Sohail PunjabiSRINAGAR: Janta Dal (United) JD (U) condemned the thrashing of journalists by government forces at the gun fight site in the Fateh Kadal locality of Srinagar on Wednesday. Condemning the forces action,state President G M Shaheen said, “Thrashing the journalistic fraternity and stopping them from doing their professional duties is condemnable and seems […]

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Srinagar mayor will be from Peoples Conference: Sajad Lone

Srinagar mayor will be from Peoples Conference: Sajad Lone

Srinagar: Former minister Sajad Gani Lone on Thursday claimed that the summer capital, Srinagar’s Mayor will be from his party Peoples Conference. “All set Inshaallah to have the first mayor from PC. Expecting very good results. Time to give Srinagar what it deserves. A set of hardworking people who work there on the ground,” Sajad […]

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Jamaat-e-Islami denounces ‘brutal killing’ of slain Fateh Kadal civilian

Jamaat-e-Islami denounces ‘brutal killing’ of slain Fateh Kadal civilian

Srinagar: Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday strongly denounced the killing of civilian Rayees Ahmad Hanga by government forces at Fateh Kadal in Srinagar. In a statement, a spokesperson of Jama’at said that the people of valley are facing the worst phase of history as they are being subjected to “blatant oppression at the hands of […]

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Massive funeral held for slain militant in Awantipora, militants offer gun salute

Massive funeral held for slain militant in Awantipora, militants offer gun salute

By BASHARAT RASHID Thousands of people on Thursday morning participated in the last rites of slain militant Showkat Ahmad Bhat at his native village Dangerpora in Padgampora area of South Kashmir’s Awantipora in Pulwama district. Showkat was killed in a brief gunfight with the government forces at Dougam Kakapora area of the Pulwama district during […]

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Militant killed in Pulwama, pro-freedom protests erupt in Kashmir University

Militant killed in Pulwama, pro-freedom protests erupt in Kashmir University

Srinagar: Intense pro-freedom and anti-India protests erupted in Kashmir University on Thursday against the killing of a militant in a shootout with the government forces in southern Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Sources said that scores of hostel boarders of MA and MAK boys hostels assembled at the varsity campus in Hazratbal and staged a protest against the […]

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A 15 days militant killed in brief gunfight in southern Kashmir’s Pulwama

A 15 days militant killed in brief gunfight in southern Kashmir’s Pulwama

Srinagar: Government forces late Wednesday night killed a newly-recruited militant in a brief gunfight at Kakapora area of Pulwama district in southern Kashmir. Police said that the slain militant was involved in an attack at Pattan in northern Kashmir earlier in the day. “A militant was intercepted around 11:45 pm during a naka in Dobgam village […]

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Kashmir observes shutdown against militant, civilian killings; Police impose restrictions in Srinagar parts

Kashmir observes shutdown against militant, civilian killings; Police impose restrictions in Srinagar parts

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF on Thursday imposed severe restrictions in parts of Srinagar city as the Kashmir valley is observing a shutdown against the killing of two militants and a civilian in a gunfight on Wednesday. Government has also put in place increased deployment of forces and entry, exit points of the […]

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Governor e-inaugurates JK Bank’s maiden Easy Payment Units in Ladakh

Governor e-inaugurates JK Bank’s maiden Easy Payment Units in Ladakh

SRINAGAR: In a function held at SKICC today, Governor Satya Pal Malik electronically inaugurated J&K Bank’s 35 Ultra Small Branches (USBs), aiming at financial inclusion and empowerment of Ladakh, connecting 111 remotely located villages, besides, 5 USBs and 1 Business Unit, spread in districts of Samba, Poonch and Rajouri. He also e-inaugurated social infrastructure initiatives […]

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NC condemns attack on journalists

NC condemns attack on journalists

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir National conference has condemned the thrashing of journalists by security forces at the gun fight site in the Fateh kadal locality of Srinagar. In a statement issued from the party headquarters here at Nawa -e -Subhu Srinagar, Party Provincial Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar condemning the forces action said, “Thrashing the journalistic […]

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Thousands attend funeral of 2 LeT militants, ‘civilian’, trio laid to rest in Eidgah

Srinagar: Thousands of people on Wednesday evening participated in the funeral of two Lashker-e-Toiba militants and a “civilian” killed in a gunfight at Fateh Kadal here. Reports said that thousands of people turned up in the funeral of the trio who were carried to Eidgah in a procession from respective residences, Fateh Kadal and Khaniyar. […]

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Commercial Taxes Department to be renamed as State Taxes Department

Commercial Taxes Department to be renamed as State Taxes Department

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved the re-organization of the Commercial Taxes Department with a view to bringing its functioning in tune with the requirements of the GST legislation and to improve its efficiency in tax administration. The SAC approved renaming of […]

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SAC approves promotion of two IPS officers

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the placement of two IPS officers of 2004 batch namely Atul Kumar Goel and Bhim Sen Tuti in the Selection Grade of IPS w.e.f. 01.01.2017. The SAC also accorded sanction to the promotion of […]

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SAC approves signing of MoU for setting up Composite Regional Centre at Jammu

SAC approves signing of MoU for setting up Composite Regional Centre at Jammu

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved the signing of Memorandum of Understanding(MoU), for leasing out of State Land measuring 23 Kanals and 02 Marlas at Village Ghaink, Tehsil Bhalwal, District Jammu between Pt. Deendayal, Upadhayay Institute for Physically Handicapped, New Delhi (Ministry […]

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SAC approves hike in SPOs’ honorarium

SAC approves hike in SPOs’ honorarium

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Shri Satya Pal Malik approved increase in the honorarium of Special Police Officers (SPOs) of Jammu and Kashmir Police with effect from September 26. The SPOs have been engaged in the Police Department from mid-nineties to assist the State Police in […]

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High Court organizes T-20 Cricket Tournament in Srinagar

High Court organizes T-20 Cricket Tournament in Srinagar

Srinagar: In order to promote sports culture among legal fraternity, Chief Justice J&K High Court, Justice Gita Mittal on Wednesday inaugurated the first ever T-20 J&K Legal Premier Cricket League here at Sher-e-Kashmir International Cricket Stadium (SKICS) today. The 5-day tournament has been organized by the J&K High Court Cricket team in collaboration with Departments […]

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Fateh Kadal encounter: My son was tortured and killed, slain civilian’s mother says

Fateh Kadal encounter: My son was tortured and killed, slain civilian’s mother says

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday said that it killed two militants in a gunfight at Fateh Kadal in Downtown area of Kashmir’s capital city Srinagar. The slain militants included top Lashkar commander Mehrajuddin Bangroo, a resident of the same locality. The police also said that it killed an accomplice of the slain militants […]

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30500 Self Help Groups formed in JK

30500 Self Help Groups formed in JK

SRINAGAR: Director J&K State Rural Livelihood Mission, Abdul Rashid War today informed that JK State Rural Livelihood Mission (SRLM), commonly known as UMEED, has so far formed more than 30,500 Women Self Help Groups (SHGs) in the State. The Director revealed the information during an inaugural session of the workshop organized regarding the implementation of […]

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Govt invites nominations for State Awards-2019

SRINAGAR: The Government has invited nominations for the grant of State Awards, for the year 2019, on the eve of Republic Day. According to a notification issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), the nominations/recommendations of eligible persons/ organizations, along with citation(s), brief bio-data and supporting documents should be sent to GAD by or before 30th November […]

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Minister of State MJ Akbar resigns over #MeToo allegations

Minister of State MJ Akbar resigns over #MeToo allegations

New Delhi: Union Minister MJ Akbar, accused by multiple women of sex harassment in a tidal wave of #MeToo stories shared on social media, has resigned. Just two days ago, Mr Akbar had sued one of his 20 accusers for defamation, accusing her of “intentionally making fabricated allegations” to harm his reputation. Announcing his resignation, Akbar […]

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Militants should not expect bouquets if they fire bullets: J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has said militants don’t have “much of a shelf life” with more than 40 being killed since August and should not expect bouquets if they fire bullets. Stone pelting has come down as has the number of local recruits in militancy, Malik said while describing the situation […]

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DSP, PSO injured in militant attack in north Kashmir’s Pattan

DSP, PSO injured in militant attack in north Kashmir’s Pattan

Baramulla: A senior police officer and his security guard were injured on Wednesday in a militant in Pattan town of this north Kashmir district. Witnesses said that militants lobbed a grenade at a team of policemen near Babteng in Pattan here this afternoon injuring Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) operations Zaffar Mehdi and his PSO. […]

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Fateh Kadal gunfight: ‘Civilian killed’ was active accomplice of slain militants, police say

Fateh Kadal gunfight: ‘Civilian killed’ was active accomplice of slain militants, police say

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police has said that the civilian killed in Fateh Kadal gunfight was an active accomplice of the militants slain in the gunfight. Two militants including a top Lashkar commander Mehrajudin Bangroo and Faid Mushtaq Waza were killed after government forces’ cordon and search operation turned into a gunfight. A civilian was also […]

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Fatehkadal encounter: Police issues advisory to general public

Fatehkadal encounter: Police issues advisory to general public

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday issued an advisory requesting general public not to go near the Fateh Kadal encounter site. A police spokesperson said that the advisory was issued as the encounter site is being sanitized and cleared by Bomb Disposal (BD) squad of J&K Police. “Entering in such area can prove dangerous due […]

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Two Old City militants Mehraj Bangroo, Mushtaq Waza slain in Fateh Kadal gunfight: Police

Two Old City militants Mehraj Bangroo, Mushtaq Waza slain in Fateh Kadal gunfight: Police

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday identified the two militants killed in a gunfight with government forces in Fateh Kadal as Mehraj ud Din Bangroo and Faid Mushtaq Waza. Talking to reporters after the wreath-laying ceremony of a cop killed in the Fateh Kadal gunfight, J&K police chief said that two militants killed in the […]

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Srinagar gunfight: Photojournalists thrashed, Kashmir Press club condemns

Srinagar gunfight: Photojournalists thrashed, Kashmir Press club condemns

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police cops on Wednesday thrashed photojournalists in Srinagar while they were performing their professional duties. A photojournalist said that the forces personnel of Jammu and Kashmir police thrashed photojournalists working with different media organizations while they were performing their duties near the gunfight site in Fateh Kadal. “We were clicking pictures […]

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Kashmir: 3 militants, policeman killed in Srinagar gunfight

Kashmir: 3 militants, policeman killed in Srinagar gunfight

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday said that three militants and a policeman were killed in a fierce encounter in Fateh Kadal area of Kashmir’s capital city Srinagar. Police sources said that acting on an inputs about the presence of militants, the forces cordoned off Syed Ali Akbar locality of Fateh Kadal early this morning. […]

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Gunfight rages in Fateh Kadal Srinagar

Srinagar : An encounter broke out between forces and militants in Fateh Kadal area of Srinagar in the wee hours of Wednesday morning police said. Police said that the encounter raged after forces launched cordon and search operations in Syed Ali Akbar area of Fateh Kadal since mid Tuesday night. The CASO was launched by the forces after […]

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Director ISM transfers medical officers in contravention of govt’s clear instructions, patient care takes a beating

Director ISM transfers medical officers in contravention of govt’s clear instructions, patient care takes a beating

Srinagar: In contradiction of clear cut instructions from administrative department, Director ISM has transferred or retained many medical officers, some of them while model code of conduct is in operation in the state. Sources said that the transfers and the attachments ordered by the Director has badly affected many institutions, especially those in far flung […]

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Kumar for ‘effective law enforcement’ to prevent pollution in JK

Kumar for ‘effective law enforcement’ to prevent pollution in JK

Srinagar: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar on Tuesday asked State Pollution Control Board for protecting the environment by preventing and controlling pollution by effective law enforcement and best environmental management practices. The Advisor made these remarks while chairing a review meet of J&K State Pollution Control Board, here. Commissioner Secretary Forests M K Dwivedi, […]

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2 PHE officials suspended for online registration of Casual, Seasonal Labours

2 PHE officials suspended for online registration of Casual, Seasonal Labours

Srinagar: The Government today suspended Assistant Executive Engineer and Establishment Clerk of PHE Division, Budgam for online registration of Casual, Seasonal Labours/Workers (CSLWs) engaged on need-based for a limited period before 2009 against the norms. According to the order issued by Secretary PHE and I&FC: “in pursuance of the provisions of Rule 31 of J&K […]

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