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KCC&I thanks LG for launching 2 schemes, hopes for early revival package

Srinagar: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry appreciated and thanked Lieutenant Governor and Jammu & Kashmir Bank management for launching J&K Bank Business Support Loan Scheme 2019-20 and J&K Bank Business Support Loan Scheme 2019-20 for Hotels & Guest House. “We request J&K Bank Branch Managers to help and guide the borrowers to avail

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Roundup: 3 Hizb Men Killed, Outfit’s 31-Year-Old Presence Ends In Tral; Grenade Attack, Firing Elsewhere

Srinagar: Three Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants were killed in an overnight gunfight in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. With their killing, the Inspector General of Kashmir Vijay Kumar on Friday claimed that there is now no active of the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, considered to be the indigenous militant outfit, in Tral for the first time since the

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Govt transfers of 9 KAS officers

Jammu: The Government on Friday ordered the transfer of nine officers in the interest of administration with immediate effect. As per an order issued here by the government, Manzoor Ahmad Qadri, KAS, Director, Sericulture, J&K, is transferred and posted as Regional Director, Survey and Land Records (exofficio Settlement Officer), Rajouri, relieving Mr. Sher Singh, KAS,

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Div Com reviews measures undertaken to curb encroachments around Dal, Nigeen Lake

Srinagar, June 26: In order to curb encroachments and prevent illegal constructions in Nigeen and Dal Lakes, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole chaired a meeting here today. The Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Chowdhury, Vice Chairman LAWDA, Tufail Matto, officers of Police and Security agencies besides other concerned were present in the

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213 test positive, J&K covid-19 tally rises to 6762

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Friday reported 213 fresh coronavirus infections, taking the number of the covid-19 patients in J&K to 6762. 58 of the fresh cases were reported from Jammu and remaining from the Valley and included several paramilitary forces, pregnant women and 34 travelers. Giving the district wise break-up of the cases, officials

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Breaking chain of drug trafficking lies on shoulders of teachers, parents: Samoon

SRINAGAR, JUNE 26: Directorate of School Education Kashmir today observed International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Online discussions and webinars were organized in all districts in which more than 1.5 lakh students and 30 thousand teachers were connected online across Kashmir division. On this occasion, Principal Secretary School Education and Skill Development, Dr

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3 militants killed as Tral gunfight ends

Srinagar, June 26: Three militants were killed in a gunfight with a joint team of police, army and CRPF at Chewa Ullar area of Tral in Pulwama district. Police identity of the slain militants was yet to be ascertained. Two AK-47 were also recovered from the site of encounter. The operation was suspended last evening

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CRPF Trooper, 4-year-old boy killed in Bijbhera firing

Srinagar: A CRPF trooper and a 4-year-old boy were killed after militants attacked a paramilitary forces party in Bijbhera area in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday afternoon. Reports said that militants attacked 90 battalion CRPF near Padshae Bagh this afternoon. One CRPF personnel identified as Shymal Kumar and a 4-year-old boy N Bhat son

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5 Killed As Vehicle Rolls Down Into Gorge In Doda

Doda: Five persons, two of them minors, were killed in a road accident near Assar area of Doda district on Friday. Officials said an Eco Car (JK019-6674) coming from Ramban towards Doda rolled down in a deep gorge near Raggi Nallah, killing five persons on the spot.

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Talat discusses publication of Ist Accreditation Report for J&K with NAAC peer team

JAMMU, JUNE 25: Commissioner Secretary, Higher Education Department (HED), Talat Parvez Rohella today held a meeting (through video conference) with National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) peer team to discuss the publication of first Analysis of Accreditation Report for Jammu and Kashmir Higher Education Institutions. The NAAC accreditation of the HEIs is mandatory for availing

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10 CRPF Men Among 127 Test Positive, J&K Covid-19 Tally Mounts To 6549

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday reported 127 fresh covid-19 infections and included ten CRPF personnel, an army soldier, a doctor and two policemen. The fresh cases which include 20 travelers, take the covid-19 tally in J&K to 6549. Giving the district-wise break-up of the cases, sources said that 35 were reported from Kulgam followed by

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Budgam woman dies of covid-19, J&K toll 91

Srinagar, June 25: Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday reported one more death due to covidd-19 as a 65-year-old woman from Budgam died at SKIMS Soura here, taking the fatality count due to the virus in J&K to 91. A resident of Nasrullahpora Budgam, the sexagenarian died at 05:20 p.m. due cardiopulmonary arrest, Professor Farooq Jan,

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New probation rules be applied retrospectively: Altaf Bukhari

Srinagar, June 25: Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) president Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Thursday said the withdrawal and re-advertisement of posts by the government in view of the modified probation clauses of SRO 202 is bound to create anarchy and frustration among lakhs of candidates who have crossed the upper age limit. In

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In Pictures: Temperature Sees Rise In Valley

The Kashmir experienced warm temperature and on Monday last, Srinagar recorded the hottest day of the season so far with the mercury soaring to 32.2 degrees Celsius. As per MeT officials, the temperature was 3 degrees above normal.   Pictures By Zargar Zahoor

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Poonch reports first covid-19-related death, J&K toll rises to 89

Jammu: Poonch district of Jammu division on Thursday reported first death due to covid-19 as a 57-year-old man from the mountainous district with underlying health conditions including acute renal failure died at GMC Jammu, taking the death toll due to the virus in J&K to 89. The 57-year-old man was referred from Samba to GMC

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Anti-Hijacking Staff To Be Part Of New Police Step Up In South Kashmir

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police have transferred 271 posts of various ranks from the Anti Hijacking Unit and one post of Superintendent of Police from Special Security Group (SSG) to strengthen its set up in south Kashmir. In this regard, the Home department has accorded sanction to the establishment of the Office of Additional SP

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2 Militants Killed In Sopore, Internet Snapped

Srinagar: Two militants were killed in an encounter with joint team of police, army and CRPF in Hardshiva area of North Kashmir’s Sopore on Thursday. Reports said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 22 RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Hardshiva area. As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants

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Police: Arrested 5 LeT Associates In Budgam

Srinagar, June 25: Five associates of LeT militants were arrested in Budgam district of central Kashmir, police said on Thursday. “Acting on a specific input Budgam police and army 2 RR arrested five militant associates from Narbal area during a search operation,” a police official said in a statement. They have been identified as Imran

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‘Every district to have a dedicated COVID burial, cremation ground’

Jammu, June 24: The Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam while taking stock of efforts toward mitigating COVID-19 threat, directed Deputy Commissioners to adopt liberal release policy at administrative quarantine centres. He added that if the quarantined persons test negative, as per existing Standard Operating Procedure, they can be sent to ‘home quarantine’ immediately. The Chief

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Altaf Asks Govt To Repair Potholed Roads In Tral

Srinagar, June 24: Bhartiya Janata Party J&K spokesman Altaf Thakur on Wednesday toured Tral area of Pulwama district to take stock of the ongoing developmental works and to get the firsthand account of issues facing the people. Speaking with various delegations, Thakur said that BJP was committed to make Tral one of the model towns

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LG launches 2 customized J&K Bank schemes

Jammu: In order to provide adequate financial support to different business communities to overcome business challenges due to the prevailing conditions, J&K Bank today launched two products titled ‘J&K Bank Business Support Loan Scheme 2019-20’ and ‘J&K Bank Business Support Loan Scheme 2019-20 for Hotels and Guest Houses’. Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu unveiled the

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LG e-inaugurates Tele-radiology services in J&K

JAMMU, JUNE 24: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today e-inaugurated Tele-radiology services under National Free Diagnostics Initiative of National Health Mission at identified Healthcare Facilities in the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir. While briefing about the newly inaugurated services, Sh. Atal Dulloo, Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education Department informed that the Tele-radiology is

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Govt Issues Guidelines For De-Notification of Red Zones

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Government today issued guidelines for de-notification of Red/Containment Zones. Chief Secretary, B.V.R.Subrahmanyam, in exercise of powers conferred upon him, in capacity as Chairperson of State Executive Committee, under Section 24 of the Disaster management Act, 2005, issued the guidelines to be followed for de-notifying an existing “Red/Containment Zone” by the Deputy

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Haj Committee to refund aspirants’ deposited money in their bank accounts

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Haj Committee has informed the Haj aspirants that their deposited amount would be refunded in their bank accounts without any deduction. In a statement issued here, the Haj Committee said as the Saudi Arabia Government has decided not to allow international pilgrims during Haj 2020, followed by issuance of Circular by

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Govt appoints 6 Members Of JKPSC

Srinagar, June 24: The Jammu and Kashmir Government on Wednesday appointed six members of J&K Public Service Commission and include among others S. Ahfadul Mujtaba (IPS) Director General Prosecution. Besides him the other members include Syed Iqbal Aga, retired Development Commissioner (Works, Subash Gupta, retired District and Session Judge, Des Raj, Chief Engineer, Public Works

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Sajad Qadiri posted OSD to Advisor Baseer Khan

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday posted Syed Sajad Qadiri as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) with Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmed Khan. An order issued here by the General Administration Department in this regard said: “In the interest of administration, Syed Sajad Qadiri, KAS, Principal, Revenue Training Institute, Srinagar, is transferred

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4 Police Officers Transferred

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday ordered the transfer of four police officers in the interest of administration. According to an order, Sheikh Junaid Mehmood (JKPS), SSP, CID (Hqrs.), J&K, has been transferred and posted as SSP, APCR, Kashmir, vice Altaf Ahmad Khan. Altaf Ahmad Khan (JKPS), SSP, APCR, Kashmir, has been transferred and

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ACB file chargesheet against Patwari

Srinagar: Anti-Corruption Bureau has produced Challan against a former Patwari Khokhyal Kathua for demanding and accepting bribe from a man for demarcation of his land in 2018. The case (FIR No. 39/2018) was filed in Police station VOJ (now ACBJ) U/S 5 (1) (d) r/w 5 (2) J&K P.C Act Svt. 2006 and section 4-A

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‘4 LeT associates held in Sopore, were asked to hurl grenade as test to join militant ranks’

Srinagar, June 24: Four associates of LeT militants were arrested in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said on Wednesday. “Police along with 52RR and CRPF busts LeT module by arresting 4 militants associates,” a police officer said on Tuesday. He said that on specific information regarding presence of LeT militants, the joint

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Woman, 48, dies of covid-19; J&K toll 88

Srinagar, June 24: A 48-year-old covid-19 positive woman died at a hospital here on Wednesday, taking the number of the people succumbing to the virus so far in Jammu and Kashmir to 88. A resident of bahar Barzulla Srinagar, the woman was a known case of CML (chronic myelogenous leukemia ) with Bone marrow transplant

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Opening of liquor shops, cinemas in Kashmir attack on religion: IF

Srinagar: Condemening the administration’s move to open liquor shops and cinema(s), Islamic Fraternity (IF) has asked the people of Valley to halt such moves with tooth and nail as “it is a direct attack on the religious identity and freedom of the people.” IF president Muhammad Aamir said that the administration want to harm the

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LG conducts whirlwind tour of Purmandal- Utterbehni

JAMMU, JUNE 23: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today conducted a whirlwind tour of Purmandal- Utterbehni area. He was accompanied by Sh. Rohit Khajuria, Deputy Commissioner Samba; Sh. Shakti Pathak, SSP Samba and other senior officers. During his visit, the Lt Governor enquired about the project for development of Purmandal- Utterbehni religious tourism circuit. It

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ACB files chargesheet against 2 engineers for causing Rs,7,00,000 loss to exchequer

Srinagar: Anti-Corruption Bureau has produced charge-sheet against Nisar Ahmad Dar, Executive Engineer, and Karamjeet Singh, AEE, of Mechanical Irrigation Construction Division Srinagar in purchase of Trivectro Meters on exorbitant rates in the court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption here. The charge-sheet was produced in connection with the case (FIR No.24/2015) under section 5(1) (d) r/w 5(2)

Missing Bemina PhD Scholar Has Joined Hizb: IGP

Srinagar: Hilal Ahmad Dar, the youth from Bemina area of Srinagar who went missing on June 14 during trekking to Gangbal Ganderbal, has joined Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, Inspector General Of Police Vijay Kumar said on Tuesday. A PhD scholar, Hilal had gone for trekking along with his friends on June 14. He has been missing since then

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2 Tral villages reeling under water scarcity

BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama: Inhabitants of Panzoo and New Colony Check-Satoora villages in Tral sub division of South Kashmir have been facing acute shortage of potable water supply from last more than a week. The aggrieved residents told INS that in absence of clean water in Mokdam Mohalla of Panzoo and New Colony in Check Satoora,

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Covid-19 positive 85-year-old Kulgam man dies, J&K toll 87

Srinagar: An 85-year-old covid-19 positive man from Kulgam district of south Kashmir died at SKIMS Soura here on Tuesday, taking the death count due to the virus in J&K to 87. A resident Kadar Kulgam, the patient was a known case of “complete heart block with hypertension. He was on temporary pacemaker,” Professor Farooq Jan,

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Woman from Natipora Srinagar dies of covid-19, J&K toll 86

Srinagar: Kashmir Valley on Monday reported third death due to covid-19 as a 58-year-old woman from Natipora area of Srinagar succumbed to the pathogen at CD hospital here, taking the fatality count due to the virus to 86 in J&K. “The woman was diabetic, hypertensive and had bilateral pneumonia. She was shifted from SMHS this

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Altaf Gowhar, Vice Chairman Kashmir Private Schools Association, Passes Away

Altaf Gowhar, Vice Chairman Kashmir Private Schools Association, passed away at SKIMS Soura after brief illness on Monday evening. Chairman M Y Manzar, Kashmir Private Schools Association expressed grief over the demise. “May Allah bless his pious soul with Jannat-ul- Firdous!” Kashmir Book Sellers & Stationers Association also expressed grief over the demise.

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LG launches e-Application-cum-issuance of Domicile Certificate

JAMMU, JUNE 22: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today launched e-Application-cum-issuance of Domicile Certificate, developed by Jammu and Kashmir e-Governance Agency (JaKeGA), here at the Raj Bhavan. With the launch of this service, the count of the Government to Citizen (G2C) online services reached 27. It is an addition to the UT Government’s e-governance initiatives

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DC Sgr inspects progress at selected sites

SRINAGAR, JUNE 22: The District Administration, Srinagar has initiated an ambitious project for establishment of 10 Model Revenue Offices aimed at hassle-free delivery of revenue related services across the district. The project is aimed to be completed within a period of 2 months. Deputy Commissioner, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary inspected the sites in Tehsils Panthachowk, Chanpora,

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Govt re-constitutes High Level Steering Committee for implementation of SSS scheme

Jammu: The government has accorded sanction to re-constitution of a High Level Steering Committee (HLSC), comprising senior officers for implementation of “Support for Statistical Strengthening (SSS)” Scheme in the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir. The new Committee would comprise of Chief Secretary, J&K as its Chairman while Administrative Secretaries of Finance Department, Information Technology

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Govt deputes officers to receive JK citizens stranded in Pakistan at Attari

JAMMU, JUNE 22: The government has deputed officers of Hospitality & Protocol Department to Attari (Wagah Border), Amritsar, Punjab with effect from 24th of June 2020 for receiving the foreign returnees coming from Pakistan by road through Wagah Border on 25th of June 2020 onwards. The deputed officers, Aamir Chowdhary and Muneeb Umar Assistant Directors,

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Advisor Baseer Khan tours Srinagar, inspects ‘key tourism’ projects

Srinagar: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Khan today visited several locations of Srinagar city to assess the ongoing development and renovation initiatives launched by the Tourism Department. During his visit, the Advisor directed the executing agencies to expedite the pace of work on various projects for their timely completion. He stressed upon the officers for

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Covid-19 claims 58-year-old Kokernag man, J&K toll 85

Srinagar: A 58-year-old resident of Kokernag in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district died of covid-19 at CD hospital here, taking the fatality count due to the virus in J&K to 85. “He was shifted from GMC Anantnag on June 19. Having thyroid problem coupled with bilateral pneumonia, the patient was on ventilator and died at around