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Baseer Khan visits Tujjar Sopore; Inaugurates 6.3 MVA Power Receiving Station, inspects RDD works

Baramulla: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Baseer Ahmad Khan today paid visit to Tujjar Sharief village of Sopore area where he inaugurated 6.3 MVA power receiving station. District Development Commissioner, Baramulla, Dr G N Itoo and other senior officers were present on the occasion. The visit has been conducted as a sequel to public outreach programmes

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3 person killed, 8 others injured as Sumo vehicle falls in gorge in Doda

Jammu, Oct 23: Three persons died and eight others were injured when a vehicle they were traveling in met with an accident in Doda district on Friday afternoon. Official sources said at around 1430 hours, a Tata Sumo (JK06-5717) on way from Khillani to Hambal (Deni) rolled down into a gorge at Domail near Hambal

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Driver, conductor of tanker killed in accident on Mughal road

Poonch, Oct 23: The driver and the conductor of a tanker were killed in an accident on Mughal Road, which connects Kashmir Valley with Poonch, on Friday, officials said. They said that the tanker (JK02CH 2595) was on way to Jammu from Kashmir Valley when it met with an accident at Poshana on the Mughal

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29-year-old woman among 11 more die of covid-19, J&K toll 1415

Srinagar, Oct 22: A 29-year-old woman was among eleven persons who lost battle to covid-19 in Jammu and Kashmir in the last 24 hours, officials said on Thursday. Among the victims, they said, seven were residents of Kashmir Valley and three to Jammu division, taking the fatality count 1415. Regarding deaths from the Valley, they

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On maiden KU visit, LG addresses national seminar on ‘Reshi-Sufi Traditions’

Srinagar, Oct 22: Lieutenant Governor Mr Manoj Kumar Sinha Thursday addressed academics and scholars during a national-level seminar at the University of Kashmir, even as he inaugurated a new state-of-the-art administration and multipurpose gymnasium blocks at the varsity. The LG, during his maiden visit to the University, also laid the foundation for an international-level athletic

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Saffron, Walnut, Basmati, Apple to be promoted: Chief Secretary reviews ‘One District-One Product’ scheme

Srinagar: The Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam today chaired a meeting of the Apex Level Approval Committee (ALAC) to review the rollout of the ‘One District-One Product’ component of the ‘Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises’ (FME) scheme in Jammu & Kashmir. Administrative Secretaries of departments of Agriculture Production and Farmers Welfare, Horticulture, Animal

Personal development (personal growth), success, progress and potential concepts. Male coach (human resources officer, supervisor) draw stairs to help employee with his growth.
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Govt Employee Can Retire At 48 Years Of Age Or On Completing 22 Years In Service

Srinagar, October 22: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory, on the orders of Lieutenant Governor, has introduced certain substitutes in 226(2) Article of Jammu and Kashmir Civil Service Regulations. A notification issued by Finance Department states that “In exercise of powers conferred under proviso to Article 309 of Indian Constitution, Lieutenant Governor has

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Flu vaccine reduces risk of dying from Covid-19: DAK

Srinagar, Oct 22: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Thursday said that flu vaccine would protect you from severe Covid-19 disease. “Flu shot would reduce your risk of dying from Covid-19 infection,” said DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan. “A study on the elderly population in the United States found that a 10

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J&K Covid-19 tally crosses 90K Mark With 584 New Cases

Srinagar, Oct 22: Twenty-three travelers were among 584 fresh covid-19 cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir in the last 24 hours, taking the total count to 90166. Officials said that 192 of these cases were reported from Jammu Division and 392 from Kashmir Valley. Giving district-wise details, they said, Srinagar reported 127, Budgam 19, Baramulla

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Winter Secretariat at Srinagar to function from Nov 1

Srinagar: Government of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory (JKUT) today accorded sanction to the establishment of Winter Secretariat at Srinagar. As per a GAD order, the Winter Secretariat at Srinagar would start function with effect from Nov 1, 2020 and the Administrative Secretaries shall remain available at the Winter Secretariat, Srinagar, as per a roster

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Ghanshyam Jha appointed chairperson J&K Water Resources Regulatory Authority

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 21: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory has appointed Ghanshyam Jha as Chairperson of the Jammu and Kashmir Water Resources Regulatory Authority. As per a government order issued today, the appointment of Chairman shall take effect from the date he assumes the charge of the post in the Authority. The Chairman

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5 More Fall Victim To Covid-19, J&K Toll Crosses 1400 Mark

Srinagar, Oct 21: Two persons in their 40s were among five more deaths reported due to covid-19 in the last 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir, taken the fatality count past 1400 mark in the J&K. Official sources said that four among the victims belonged to Kashmir Valley and one to Jammu district. They said

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Militants Make Abortive Bid At CRPF In Sangam Anantnag

Srinagar, Oct 21: Militants on Wednesday made an abortive bid to target CRPF personnel along Jammu-Srinagar highway near Sangam in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. Official sources said the militants hurled a grenade at paramilitary force’s 89 battalion this evening. However there was no loss of life or injury reported in the incident. Soon after the

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CBK charge sheets man for ‘grabbing money from job aspirants’

Srinagar, Oct 24: Crime Branch Kashmir on Wednesday presented charge sheet before a court here against a resident of Kupwara for “grabbing of money from the aspirants on the pretext of providing them government jobs.” An officer of the Crime Branch said the charge sheet was presented in the case (FIR No. 50/2018) against Abdul

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21 travelers were among 624 new covid-19 cases in J&K, total 89582

Srinagar, Oct 21; Twenty-one travelers were among 624 new covid-19 cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir in last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 89582. Among the new cases, official sources said that 228 were reported from Jammu Division and 396 from Kashmir Valley. Giving district wise details, they said, Srinagar reported 176, Budgam

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Thousands Of People Offer ‘Khoja Digar’

Zargar Zahoor Srinagar: Thousands of devotees from across Kashmir converged at the shrine of Khwaja Naqshband Sahib (RA) in Old Srinagar and participated in annual congregational prayers called ‘Khoja Digar’ on the 3rd of Rabi-ul-Awal, the third month of the Islamic calendar. Religious scholars threw light on the life and the teachings of Khawaja Bahaudin

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Don’t touch the innocents, don’t spare the culprits: LG

Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today laid floral wreath at the Martyrs’ Memorial at Armed Police Complex, Zewan on the occasion of Police Commemoration Day-2020. The Commemoration Parade is observed every year across the country on October 21 as a mark of respect and remembrance of martyrs, who laid down their lives in the line

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CJ inaugurates first ever ‘Family Court’ in Srinagar

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 20: In a first in the history of Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Gita Mittal today inaugurated a Family Court at District Court Complex Srinagar. Addressing the inaugural function, Chief Justice observed that the objective of establishing family court in J&K is to ensure speedy justice and

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Young Woman Among 8 More Die Due To Covid-19, J&K Toll 1399

Srinagar, Oct 20: A 38-year-old woman was among eight more people who succumbed to covid-19 in the last 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the fatality count to 1399. Among the victims, official sources said that five were from Kashmir Valley and three from the Jammu region. They said that the 38-year-old woman from

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Govt Forms Panel To Ensure Adequate Medical Oxygen Availability In J&K

Srinagar, Oct 20: Government on Tuesday constituted a Committee headed by Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education, for ensuring availability of adequate and uninterrupted Medical Oxygen supply in Jammu and Kashmir. The 13-mmeber Committee as per an order issued by the government has been asked to continuously monitor the availability of medical oxygen in Jammu

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KAS officer transferred

Srinagar, Oct 20: Government on Tuesday transferred Pankaj Kumar Sharma, KAS, Additional Secretary to the Government, Housing and Urban Development Department, and posted him as Additional Secretary in the Lieutenant Governor’s Secretariat, with immediate effect. The order was issued by the government in the “interest of administration” and by orders of lieutenant governor.  

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Complacency could lead to resurgence of Covid-19 cases, DAK warns

Srinagar, Oct 20: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Tuesday said complacency could lead to resurgence of Covid-19 cases. “Complacency could trigger a second wave of Covid-19 infection,” cautioned DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan. “People no longer regard pandemic as a risk and have thrown caution to the wind,” he said. DAK

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50 travelers among 589 covid-19 cases in J&K, total 88958

Nadeem Nadu Srinagar: Fifty travelers were among 589 fresh covid-19 cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the total inch closer to 89000 mark. Officials said that 241 cases were reported from Jammu Division and 348 from Kashmir Valley. Th total case tally has reached 88958. Giving district wise details, they said, Srinagar reported 136

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One more militant killed in Pulwama gunfight, toll 3

Srinagar, Oct 20: One more militant was killed encounter with government forces in Hakripora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday. Three militants have been killed, official sources said. They however said that the identity and the group affiliation of the slain militants were yet to be ascertained. Earlier a joint team of Police

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J&K RTI Foundation Stages Protests In My Town My Pride Event At Magam

Srinagar, Oct 20: J&K RTI Foundation staged a protest at Municipal Committee Magam in My Town My Pride Event today. It was a peaceful silent protest against whole district administration which has failed to provide solution for disposal of tonnes of garbage collected daily from Magam Market. Founder J&K RTI Foundation Engineer Irfan Banka who

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LG meets NEET topper, commends him for setting ‘incredible example’

Srinagar, Oct 20: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha met J&K NEET topper Basit Bilal Khan here at the Raj Bhavan today. The Lt Governor congratulated the topper for his extraordinary feat and commended him for setting an incredible example for all the youngsters. “I wish him many more laurels in the future. He represents our future

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One More Militant Killed In Pulwama Gunfight

Srinagar, Oct 20 : One more militant was killed encounter with government forces in Hakripora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday. So far two militants have been killed. Official sources said however said that the identity and the group affiliation of the slain militants were yet to be ascertained. Earlier a joint team

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Militant killed as encounter rages in Pulwama

Srinagar, Oct 20; One militant was killed encounter with government forces in Hakripora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday. Official sources said however said that the identity and the group affiliation of the slain militant was yet to be ascertained. Earlier a joint team of Police and army’s 50RR launched a cordon and

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18-year-old Bike Rider Killed in Accident In Poonch

Poonch, Oct 20: An 18-year-old youth was killed when a motor cycle he was riding skidded off the road in Poonch district of Jammu region on Tuesday. Official sources said the accident took place near Jamia Masjid Ari when a motorcycle (JK11-5771) skidded off the road, resulting in severe injuries to the rider Sadaqat Hussain

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Govt forms apex, divisional level commitees for DDC polls

Srinagar: Government  has constituted Apex and Divisional level committees for drawing roadmap and detailed schedule for conducting elections to the District Development Councils on the basis of inputs from divisional level committees and upon assessment of the ground level situation taking into consideration various requirements including security logistics, personnel, equipment etc.

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2 militants killed in Shopian gunfight

Srinagar, Oct 19: Two militants were killed in an overnight gunfight with government forces in Melhura area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district, officials said on Tuesday. They said that a joint team of Police and army’s 55RR launched a cordon and search operation in the village amid reports about the presence of the militants last

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Dialogue Not ‘Witch-Hunt’ Way Forward: People’s Alliance to GoI

Srinagar, Oct 19: The newly formed People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration has strongly condemned the summoning of Dr Farooq Abdullah by EDI. In a statement, the alliance termed it as a part of vindictive politics practiced by the Central Government to kill dissent and disagreement across the Country and in present case to silence the

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10 More Fall Victim To Covid-19, JK Toll 1391

Srinagar, Oct 19: Jammu and Kashmir reported ten more covid-19 related deaths in last 24 hours, taking its overall fatality count due to the virus to 1391. Among the victims, official sources said that seven belonged to Kashmir and three to Jammu region. As regards the Valley, they said, Kulgam reported two deaths while Srinagar,

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No proposal to reduce or scrap honorarium of PRI, ULB representatives:LG

Baramulla, October 19: “J&K Government has initiated My Town My Pride programme with a prime agenda of empowering the Urban Local Bodies by reaching out to the urban population, with governance at their doorsteps and ensuring on spot redressal of their issues and grievances”, remarked Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha while taking part in the programme

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Cop shot dead by militants in Anantnag

Srinagar, Oct 19: A police officer was shot dead by militants in Kenalwan area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday evening. Official sources said that the militants attacked the officer, Inspector Mohammad Ashraf, as he was returning home after offering prayers. He was rushed to hospital in critical condition. However the doctors declared him brought

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427 new covid-19 cases take J&K’s covid-19 tally past 88000 mark

Srinagar, Oct 19 : Twenty one travelers were among 427 new covid-19 cases reported in J&K in last 24 hours, taking the overall tally to over 88000. Official sources said that 169 of these cases were reported from Jammu Division and 258 from Kashmir Valley which takes the total count to 88369 in J&K. Giving

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Gunfight starts in Shopian

Srinagar, Oct 19: A gunfight has started between militants and government forces in Melhura area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday. Reports said that a joint team of Police and army’s 55RR launched a cordon and search operation in Melhura amid reports about the presence of the militants. As the joint team of forces

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Disproportionate Asset Case: ACB file charge sheet against JE

Srinagar, Oct 19: The Anti Corruption Bureau on Monday filed a charge sheet against a junior engineer PHE in a disproportionate asset case registered against him. The case FIR (No. 31/2012) of police station VOK (now ACB Srinagar) was filed against the JE Bashir Bhat, PHE Division Shopian in 2012. The charge sheet was produced

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PLA Soldier Apprehended IN Ladakh, To Be Returned Back: Army

New Delhi: A Chinese army soldier was caught in Eastern sector of Ladakh, Army said on Monday. In a statement issued here, the army said that a PLA soldier identified as Corporal Wang Ya Long was apprehended in the Demchok sector of Eastern Ladakh today after he strayed across the LAC. “The PLA soldier has

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Alleged JKCA Scam: ED Again Questions Farooq

Srinagar: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is questioning National Conference president and parliamentarian Farooq Abdullah in connection with the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association scam. Reports said the former chief minister was being questioned at the ED office in Srinagar. The J&K Cricket Association scam concerns alleged misappropriation of Rs 43 crores and Farooq had been

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CRPF trooper injured in militant attack in Pulwama

Srinagar, Oct 19: A Paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force trooper was injured as militants fired upon a joint team of Police and CRPF near Gangoo area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday. A Police officer said that the CRPF trooper was immediately shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment even as the whole area

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Covid-19 claims 8 more lives, total 1381

Srinagar, Oct 18: Jammu and Kashmir reported eight more covid-19 related deaths in last 24 hours, taking the fatality count due to the virus to 1381. Among those who succumbed to the pestilence include four residents of Srinagar and one each belonged to Pulwama, Jammu, Doda and Kathua. Official sources said that among others the

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Navin Choudhary inaugurates Buyer- Seller meet at Srinagar

Srinagar, Oct 18: Principal Secretary, Horticulture Department, Navin Kumar Choudhary, today inaugurated a Buyer- Seller meet-cum-Horticulture Mela organized by the Department of Horticulture Kashmir on the pattern of Sunday market in the premises of Directorate of Horticulture Rajbagh Srinagar today. Director Horticulture Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat and other concerned officers and officials were present on

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