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KAS Mains : 963 candidates qualify for Personality Test, Viva-Voce

KAS Mains : 963 candidates qualify for Personality Test, Viva-Voce

Jammu : J&K Public Service Commission (JKPSC) today declared the result of J&K Combined Competitive (Mains) Examination, 2016. According to Khalid Majeed, Controller Examinations, JKPSC, out of 6427 candidates, who appeared in the said Examination, 963 candidates have qualified for Personality Test/ Viva-Voce. He said the Examination was conducted from 2 July to 8 August […]

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Miscreants chop off two dozen apple trees in Kulgam

Kulgam, Dec 4: Unknown persons chopped off over two dozen apple trees in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district, sending shock waves among orchardists of the district. Reports said that an orchardist, Abdul Rashid Dar son of Aba Dar of Kelam Kulgam, shell shocked on finding his two dozen apple trees flatly lying on ground. “I don’t […]

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Prof Farooq Khan appointed Rector Leh Campus KU

Prof Farooq Khan appointed Rector Leh Campus KU

Srinagar: University of Kashmir (KU) on Tuesday appointed Prof Farooq Ahmad Khan as Rector of the Satellite Campus, Leh. Prof Khan , a senior faculty, Department of Management Studies has more than 35 years of teaching, research and administrative experience to his credit. Prof Khan has held very important positions in the University over the […]

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Crime Branch books ACC Society staffer for cheating

Crime Branch books ACC Society staffer for cheating

Srinagar: Crime Branch Kashmir on Tuesday registered a case against Adarsh Credit Co-Operative Society Ltd (ACCS) staffer for allegedly cheating the customers. A CB handout issued here stated that the Crime Branch Kashmir received a communication from Adarsh Credit Co-Operative Society Ltd through Bhanu Sharma Regional Officer I-Charge, regional Office Jammu and Kashmir, saying Malik […]

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Date for submission of Haj applications extended till Dec 12

Date for submission of Haj applications extended till Dec 12

Srinagar: The Executive Officer, J&K State Haj Committee today informed that the Haj Committee of India (HCI), Mumbai has extended the date for submission of Haj application forms up to 12th December 2018. In an official handout issued here, the aspiring pilgrims for Haj 2019 have been asked to submit their Haj application form at an […]

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In Pictures: Candle light vigil protest called by JRL

In Pictures: Candle light vigil protest called by JRL

In view of the Human Rights Week called by JRL, a number of candle light vigil protests were held in different places of Kashmir Valley on Tuesday evening–Pictures Zargar Zahoor

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Cricketer Suresh Raina Meets DGP, Responds In Affirmative To Request For Engaging With J&K Youth

Cricketer Suresh Raina Meets DGP, Responds In Affirmative To Request For Engaging With J&K Youth

Jammu: International cricketer Suresh Raina on Tuesday called on the Director General of Police Dilbag Singh at Police Headquarters here. Raina had an interaction which was attended by ADGP Headquarters AG Mir, IGP Personnel JP Singh, IGP Headquarters Anand Jain, AIG (P&T), PHQ Mubassir Latifi and AIG (Welfare & Comm.), PHQ Manoj Kumar Pandith, a […]

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Budgam see lowest 13.1% voting in 30.3% voter turnout in Kashmir under Phase-VII of Panchayat Polls

Budgam see lowest 13.1% voting in 30.3% voter turnout in Kashmir under Phase-VII of Panchayat Polls

Srinagar: Kashmir Valley on Tuesday recorded 30.3 percent voter turnout in the phase-VII of the nine-phased Panchayat elections. While Kupwara recorded highest turnout of 45 percent, Anantnag, Budgam and Baramulla recorded less that 18 percent voting. Budgam recorded lowest 13.1 percent, Anantnag 15.5 percent while Baramulla saw 17.8 percent voting, the election officials said. Ganderbal, […]

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Hartals only option as other forms of protests crushed in J&K: JRL

Hartals only option as other forms of protests crushed in J&K: JRL

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Tuesday said that as every form of peaceful means of protest against human rights violations has been “crushed”, “hartals are the only option available.” The JRL strongly condemned the “cycle of worst human rights violations being committed in […]

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No election in 3 volatile south Kashmir districts under Phase VII

No election in 3 volatile south Kashmir districts under Phase VII

Shopian : No election was held under Phase VII of the nine-phased Panchayat elections in Shopian, Pulwama and Kulgam as there were no contestants in fray. In 17 Halqas of Shopian, there were 133 Panch seats under phase-VII. However, there were no candidates for the most of the seats while 3 sarpanch and 12 Panch […]

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Word PSU has ‘no legal connotation’ for J&K Bank: Governor; Says Govt will re-examine issue regarding bank’s accountability to legislature

Word PSU has ‘no legal connotation’ for J&K Bank: Governor; Says Govt will re-examine issue regarding bank’s accountability to legislature

Srinagar: Amid row over conversion of Jammu and Kashmir Bank into Public Sector Undertaking, the governor Satya Pal Malik on Tuesday made certain reassurances to employees of the state’s premier institution. After meeting a delegation of employees of J&K Bank, the Governor reassured the employees that as far as the Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) matter […]

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Police arrests six gamblers, stake money recovered

Police arrests six gamblers, stake money recovered

Srinagar: Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested six gamblers in Noorbagh area of Srinagar and recovered Rs 13500 stake money from the gambling site. A police spokesperson said a police party of police post Noorbagh raided a gambling site at Guzerbal Noorbagh. He said during the raid six gamblers were arrested and stake money […]

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Governor pays tribute to Sheikh Abdullah

Governor pays tribute to Sheikh Abdullah

         Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik has paid rich tribute to Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah on his birth anniversary and recalled his significant contribution to the development of Jammu and Kashmir. In his message, Governor observed that Sheikh Sahib was a popular leader and a social reformer who fought for the rights of […]

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Power woes: Without electricity for twenty days, Buhama Kupwara residents protests

Power woes: Without electricity for twenty days, Buhama Kupwara residents protests

Kupwara: Scores of residents from Bumhama Hamelt in northern kahsmirs kupwara district on Tuesday morning blocked Srinagar-Kupwara Highway against the authorities for failing to provide power their area since last twenty days now. Protesting residents alleged that, Concenred Power Development department has failed to provide to our area for twenty days now, Since last couple […]

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230 dog, 19 bear bite incidents recorded in Tral this year

230 dog, 19 bear bite incidents recorded in Tral this year

  By BASHARAT RASHID Tral: 230 people have been bitten by stray dogs while as 19 people have been injured in wild bear attacks till November this year, official figures  at the sub district hospital in Tral reveal. “Besides bears, stray dog population has increase manifold in various areas including Uptown, Bus stand Tral, and […]

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Panchayat polls in J&K: With 892 hyper sensitive polling stations, voting under way for Phase-7

Panchayat polls in J&K: With 892 hyper sensitive polling stations, voting under way for Phase-7

Jammu: Voting for Phase-VII of Panchayat Polls is underway at 2714 polling stations across the State  including 576 in Kashmir division and 2138 in Jammu division. The timing for polling is from 8 am to 2 pm. According to the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shaleen Kabra, 892 polling stations have been categorized as hypersensitive in […]

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Mercury freefall: At minus 3.2 Deg Cel Srinagar records season’s coldest night, Pahalgam coldest in Valley

Mercury freefall: At minus 3.2 Deg Cel Srinagar records season’s coldest night, Pahalgam coldest in Valley

Srinagar: Srinagar, the summer capital of the state experienced the coldest night of the season so far as the night temperature settled several degrees below the freezing point across the Kashmir Valley, an official of the Meteorological Department here said on Tuesday. The night temperature dropped in the Srinagar to minus 3.2 degrees Celsius from […]

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Government shifts 22 officers

Government shifts 22 officers

Srinagar: The state government on Wednesday ordered transfer of 22 officers, mainly KAS, in the interest of administration. Gul Hassan Kraipak, KAS, Project Officer, Wage Employment (ACD), Ramban, is transferred and posted as Deputy District Election Officer, Jammu. Dil Mir, KAS, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Gandoh, is transferred and posted as Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Doda. Tsering Paldan, […]

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5575 candidates in fray for 341 Sarpanch, 1798 for Panch seats in Phase-VII tomorrow

5575 candidates in fray for 341 Sarpanch, 1798 for Panch seats in Phase-VII tomorrow

Jammu: Voting for Phase-VII of Panchayat Polls will be held Tuesday at 2714 polling stations across the State including 576 in Kashmir division and 2138 in Jammu division. The timing for polling is from 8 am to 2 pm. According to the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shaleen Kabra, 892 polling stations have been categorized as […]

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Candlelight protest held in Srinagar on JRL call

Candlelight protest held in Srinagar on JRL call
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5 Srinagar boys who left home to join militant ranks ‘rescued’: Police

5 Srinagar boys who left home to join militant ranks ‘rescued’: Police

Srinagar: Five boys who left their homes on Monday and called families that they are joining militant ranks were rescued within hours, police said on Monday. “Parents of some boys from Srinagar reported to Police that they received phone calls from their kids who had left for their school in morning informing that they are […]

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Govt Announces Scholarship Scheme For Differently Abled Students

Govt Announces Scholarship Scheme For Differently Abled Students

Jammu: In a significant initiative for empowerment of the state’s specially-abled students, Governor Satya Pal Malik today announced institution of ‘JK Govt Scholarship Scheme for Differently Abled Students’. Under the scheme scholarship of Rs1 lakh each will be awarded every year to a meritorious specially-abled boy and girl student on ‘International Day for Disabled Persons’ […]

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SHRC notice to DC, SSP Kulgam on 14-year-old girl’s killing last month

SHRC notice to DC, SSP Kulgam on 14-year-old girl’s killing last month

Srinagar: State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Monday issued a notice to superintendent of police and deputy commissioner of Kulgam, asking them to submit a detailed report regarding killing of 9th standard student Muskaan Jan last month. Muskan was injured on November 25 during an encounter at Khudwani and she succumbed to injuries at a […]

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Despite Guv’s assurance, lawyers’ body express concern over change in PRC, terms it unacceptable

Despite Guv’s assurance, lawyers’ body express concern over change in PRC, terms it unacceptable

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Monday expressed its “serious concern” over the “contemplated change” into the procedure of issuing Permanent Resident Certificates by the Revenue Debarment and termed it as an attempt to alter the demography of the State. A spokesman of the lawyers’ body said an Executive Committee meeting was held here […]

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JRL call for shutdown in poll bound areas on Tuesday

Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for shutdown in poll bound areas in the seventh phase of Panchayat elections on Tuesday. In a statement, JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik have asked people to observe a complete protest shutdown in Trehgam, Qadirabad, Qaziabad, Naidkhai, Rafiabad, Pattan, Sukhnag, Parnewa, Shadimarg, Kapran, […]

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Justice Rajesh Bindal nominated executive chairman SLSA

Justice Rajesh Bindal nominated executive chairman SLSA

Srinagar: The state government on Monday nominated Justice Rajesh Bindal, Judge High Court, as executive chairman of the State Legal Service Authority. In this regard, the government issued an SRO-536 in consultation with the Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court. Justice Rajesh Bindal’s nomination will be for three tears from the date […]

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World disability day observed in Anantnag

World disability day observed in Anantnag

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality world Disability day observed by ADP Anantnag disability persons in Town hall Anantnag. On the occasion ADDC Anantnag Reyaz Ahmad sofi was the chief guest and also other District officials were also participate the occasion include Sub Judge secretary DLSA Mrs Rafia […]

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Dangling electric pole poses threat to lives in Budgam

Dangling electric pole poses threat to lives in Budgam

by Imtiyaz Pandow Budgam: The tabular electric pole of 11kv erected power line at Khanda village of central Kashmir’s Budgam district is on the verge of fall. The half-fallen electric pole lies few meters ahead from the receiving station Khanda. Concerned authorities have put the lives of people on risk. The tabular pole that acts base […]

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Police solves Soura hit and run case, accused arrested

Police solves Soura hit and run case, accused arrested

Srinagar: Police on Monday said that they have solved a hit and run case in which one person was killed at at 90 feet road near Soura on November 26. The accused in the case has been arrested. Police spokesman said that on Monday, 26.11.2018,a pedestrian was mowed down by an unknown vehicle at 90 feet […]

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Police busts JeM modules in Tral and Khrew, ten arrested

Police busts JeM modules in Tral and Khrew, ten arrested

Pulwama: Police on Monday claimed to have busted militant modules of JeM and arrested 10 of its associates in Tral area of Awantipora and Khrew area of Pampore. Police spokesman said that in view of the surge in militant attacks in Tral, a special team was constituted to investigating these cases. “On the basis of […]

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Kashmir University Video Digest ‘Quest’ telecast timing re-scheduled

Kashmir University Video Digest ‘Quest’ telecast timing re-scheduled

Srinagar, Dec 03: The telecast timing of Quest– Kashmir University Video Digest on DD Kashir has been rescheduled and will now be telecast every Sunday at 07:30 p.m. According to a communication received from Doordarshan Srinagar, the programme will now be telecast at 07:30 p.m on every Sunday, instead of 08:30 p.m, every Friday, w.e.f December, 02, 2018,KU […]

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ReT teachers protest: Implementation of 7th pay commission, de-linking of salary only an announcement, cruel joke by government

ReT teachers protest: Implementation of 7th pay commission, de-linking of salary only an announcement, cruel joke by government

Srinagar: Rehbar-e-Taleem teachers Monday accused government of playing cruel joke with them for failing to implement the promised implementation of 7th pay commission and de-linking of their salary from Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). The decision to implement 7th pay commission and delinking of salary from MHRD was announced by Advisor to Governor Khurshid […]

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Under detention since Nov 19, Yasin Malik shifted to Soura hospital

Under detention since Nov 19, Yasin Malik shifted to Soura hospital

Srinagar: Under detention Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik  on Monday was shifted to SKIMS Soura for a medical check-up. Malik, under detention at Maisuma police station, complained of severe chest pain on Saturday and was removed to private hospital in the city. He was arrested on November 19 from his Abi […]

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Six youth arrested during nocturnal raids in Sopore

Six youth arrested during nocturnal raids in Sopore

Sopore : Atleast six youth have been  arrested by police during nocturnal raids in parts of Sopore in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district. The raids were conducted during on Sunday night in parts of Sopore town. Sopore town remained shut for three days amid massive clashes in different areas against the killing of local militant Mehraj […]

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Mirwaiz placed under house arrest ahead of ‘human rights week’ protests

Mirwaiz placed under house arrest ahead of ‘human rights week’ protests

Government Monday placed Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest to prevent him from participating in candle light vigil against “human rights violations”. A spokesperson of the amalgam said that a posse of police reached Mirwaiz’s Nigeen residence and detained him inside. The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) of which Mirwaiz is a […]

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Shopian gunfight: Forces withdraw from gunfight site, clashes erupt, internet restored

Shopian gunfight: Forces withdraw from gunfight site, clashes erupt, internet restored

  Shopian:  December Government forces withdrew from gunfight site as militants have likely escaped after brief exchange of fire in Sangdan village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district early Monday morning. Reports said that clashes erupted in the area as forces exchanged fire with militants. “There was a lull in the gunfire for more than an […]

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Firing stops in Shopian Village, Militants May Have Fled

Firing stops in Shopian Village, Militants May Have Fled

Shopian/Srinagar: After initial gunfight for about 20 minutes, there is a lull in Sangran area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district and the officials have not ruled out the possibility of militants having managed to fled from the spot. Sources told INS that massive searches were underway by a joint team of army’s 34 Rashtriya Riles, […]

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Gunfight breaks out in Shopian, internet snapped

Gunfight breaks out in Shopian, internet snapped

Srinagar: A gunfight between militants and government forces started early Monday morning in Sangran area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district where internet services have been snapped by the authorities. Official sources told INS that a joint team of army’s 34 Rashtriya Riles, paramilitary CRPF and police’s SOG laid siege of Sangran in wee hours. As […]

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Guv sets concerns on PRC law changes to rest; ‘Fax machine was working while Omar was tweeting it isn’t’

Guv sets concerns on PRC law changes to rest; ‘Fax machine was working while Omar was tweeting it isn’t’

Srinagar: Governor Satya Pal Malik on Sunday set to rest concerns of any procedural change in Permanent Resident certificates in the state. Responding to a letter by former chief minister and National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah, Malik also urged the “senior political leader” not pay any heed to “frivolous and unfounded reports.” The governor […]

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Not making any changes to PRC law: Governor Responds To Omar’s Letter

Text of Governor’s letter to Omar Abdullah At the outset. I would like to mention that the government is not making or even considering any changes to the Act governing Permanent Resident certificates in the state. It is an integral part of the legal structure of Jammu & Kashmir and there is no attempt whatsoever […]

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15 KAS officers transferred

15 KAS officers transferred

Srinagar: The State government has transferred fifteen KAS officers in the interest of administration. According to an order issued here, Tasaduq Jeelani, KAS, Director Tourism, Kashmir, has been transferred and posted as Director, Panchayati Raj and ex-officio Special Secretary to the Government, Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj. Arvind Kotwal, KAS, Commissioner, Jammu Municipal […]

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City youth who had joined ISJK after assault at Sharda University detained

City youth who had joined ISJK after assault at Sharda University detained

Srinagar: A 17-year-old Kashmiri student of Sharda University in Uttar Pradesh’s Greater Noida, who had joined militant ranks following an assaulted during campus violence in October this year, has been detained by police here. Ahtisham Bilal, according to family sources, was detained from his home at Khanyar locality of old city. The youth had reportedly […]

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Shore up alliance with PDP-Congress after unfailing attacks on special status: Farooq

Shore up alliance with PDP-Congress after unfailing attacks on special status: Farooq

Baramulla: National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah on Sunday that his party shore up the alliance with PDP-congress after “relentless and unfailing attacks” on Jammu and Kashmir special position “by those who are inimical” to it. Farooq also urged governments of India and Pakistan to imitate the spirit of Kartarpur Corridor in the state of […]

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Now Raj Bhavan’s fax fails to receive Omar’s letter on PRC

Srinagar: The Raj Bhavan’s fax machine failed to accept PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti’s crucial fax on government formation last month, eventually leading to dissolution of the House. On Sunday it failed to accept former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah letter to governor Satya Pal Malik expressing his party’s concern over the reported changes […]

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Winter chill brings more heart attacks, strokes: DAK

Srinagar, Dec 02: With drop in mercury to sub-freezing temperatures in Kashmir valley, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Sunday warned that chill of winter increases your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. “You are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke during winter months,” cautioned DAK president Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan in a […]

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NC warns ‘unimaginable consequences’ if PRC law changed by governor administration

NC warns ‘unimaginable consequences’ if PRC law changed by governor administration

Srinagar: National Conference on Sunday warned of “unimaginable consequences” over the J&K administration under Governor Satya Pal Malik’s alleged move to bring procedural changes in grant of Permanent Resident Certificates (PRCs) in the Jammu and Kashmir. “Any change in J&K’s basic structure and composition will have consequences unimaginable. Governor and interim governments have no mandate […]

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Don’t ‘invent new problems’: Sajjad To Governor

Don’t ‘invent new problems’: Sajjad To Governor

Srinagar: Days after governor Satya Pal Malik’s statement that had he looked to New Delhi, he would have had to form Sajjad Lone’s government, the later on Sunday asked the governor administration to restrict itself to basic governance and not “invent new problems.” “The governor administration needs to restrict itself to basic governance. No structural […]

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Employees Protest SAC Decision Declaring J&K Bank As PSU, Seek Rollback

Employees Protest SAC Decision Declaring J&K Bank As PSU, Seek Rollback

Srinagar: Employees of J&K Bank on Sunday held a demonstration in Srinagar and demanded a rollback of State Administrative Council-led by Governor Satya Pal Malik’s decision to declare the bank a public sector undertaking. Employees assembled at the bank’s corporate headquarters in Srinagar carrying placards that read, “Roll back SAC decision”. Employees of the bank […]

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State Taxes Department Inspects Several Business Establishments In Srinagar

State Taxes Department Inspects Several Business Establishments In Srinagar

Jammu: Continuing its ongoing drive to tighten noose around GSTR3B return non-filers, the State Taxes Department today conducted a series of inspections of the business establishments in Srinagar. These inspections are being conducted on the directions of the Commissioner, State Taxes, P K Bhat following specific instructions to the Department from the Principal Secretary Finance, […]

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2 soldiers killed in mysterious blast in Akhnoor Jammu

Jammu: Two army soldiers were killed and another injured in a mysterious blast at a firing range in Khour sector of Akhnoor in Jammu division on Saturday. They have been identified as Surjeet Singh and Suran Singh while identity of the injured could not be ascertained immediately. More details awaited.