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Govt signs MoU with Flipkart to promote local handloom, handicrafts

Srinagar: In an important step towards the promotion of rural economy and to boost the sale of genuine exotic products of Handicrafts & Handloom sector and find new destinations for niche handmade products from Jammu & Kashmir which hold sway in the international market, the Government today signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with

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Police seize 1 kg ‘heroin-like substance’ in Poonch

Poonch, Oct 19: Heroin like substance weighing one kilogram was seized from suspected person during a naka last night in Mankote Mendhar in this mountainous district, official sources said on Thursday. “During intervening night of 14/15 October, a police party headed by DySP zaheer Abbas Jafri, SDPO Mendhar, assisted by SHO of police station Mendhar

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JCO Injured On LoC In Rajouri

Rajouri, Oct 15: A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of Army was injured in firing by Pakistani army along the Line of Control in Rajouri district, officials said on Thursday. They said that Pakistan army resorted to firing mortar shells and other arms in Sunderbani, resulting in injuries to the JCO identified as Gopalan of 17

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Rapid antigen tests masking Kashmir’s Covid-19 numbers: DAK

Srinagar, Oct 14: With widespread use of rapid antigen tests in Kashmir for the detection of Covid-19 cases, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Wednesday said these diagnostic tests miss a large number of positive cases obscuring the true picture of the outbreak in the valley. “One in two persons infected with the novel coronavirus receive

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J&K reports 11 more covid-19 deaths, toll 1354

Srinagar, Oct 14; Jammu and Kashmir reported 11 more covid-19 related deaths in last 24 hours, taking the fatality count to 1354, officials said on Wednesday. Among the fatalities, they said, Kashmir Valley reported five deaths while six casualties were from Jammu division. As regards those who succumbed to the virus in Valley include four

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Syed Tasaduq Qadri Bereaved

Srinagar, Oct 14: Mother-in-law of Syed Tasaduq Qadri, Additional Registrar-cum-Secretary, J&K High Court, has passed away on October 14. The High Court Personal Staff Association has condoled the demise and has prayed for the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.

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J&K is ready to welcome Tourists: Sarmad Hafeez

Srinagar: Following the interactions with the Tour and Travel fraternity of West Bengal and Gujarat, J&K Tourism and the Maharashtra Tour Organizers Association (MTOA) on Wednesday organized a Webinar on the theme ‘Chalo Kashmir’. J&K receives among the largest chunk of tourists from States like West Bengal, Gujarat and Maharashtra. The Webinar panel comprised of

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Restriction on vehicular movement on all Fridays on Highway till November 30 

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 14: In Connection with maintenance of NHW-44, no vehicular movement shall be allowed on NHW-44 on every Friday starting from 16-10-2020 to 30-11-2020. Traffic police J&K has issued advisory in this regard. Routine advisories with regard to Traffic movement other than Fridays shall be issued on daily basis. Regarding SFs Convoy Movement, Security Forces are

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33 travelers among 701 new covid-19 cases in J&K, total 85409

Srinagar, Oct 14: 33 travelers were among 701 fresh covid-19 cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir in last 24 hours, taking the total count to 85409. Among the fresh cases, 264 were reported from Jammu Division and 437 from Kashmir Division, officials said. They said that Srinagar reported 163 cases, Budgam 43, Baramulla 70, Pulwama

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2 Militants killed in Shopian

Srinagar: Two militants were killed in a brief  gunfight in Chakoora area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday. Officials said their identity is yet to be ascertained.  The encounter ensued after a joint team of Police, Army’s 34 RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Chakoora. As the joint team encircled the suspected spot,

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SPO Goes Missing With 2 AK-Rifles From Chadoora Budgam

Srinagar, Oct 14: A Special Police Officer (SPO) has gone missing from SOG camp along with two Ak-47 rifles, officials said on Wednesday. Official sources said that the SPO Altaf Hassan (Belt No. 1197 /SPO) son of Ghulam Hassan Bhat of Qazipora chadoora, who was posted in SOG Camp Chadura, is missing along with two

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SSB Trooper Goes Missing With Magazine Of Rifle In Budgam

Srinagar, Oct 14: A trooper of SSB has “absconded” along with a magazine of his service rifle from a camp in central Kashmir’s Budgam district from last two days, official sources said on Wednesday. They said Commandant of the 14th battalion of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) has made a communication to police station Chadoora that

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Pleased To Hear Mehbooba Has Been Released: Omar  

Srinagar, Oct 13: Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said that he was pleased to hear that PDP president Mehbooba Mufti has been released. “I’m pleased to hear that @MehboobaMufti  Sahiba has been released after more than a year in detention. Her continued detention was a travesty & was against the basic tenets of

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covid-19 claims 8 more lives in J&K, toll 1343

Srinagar, Oct 13: Jammu and Kashmir reported eight more covid-19 related deaths in last 24 hours, taking the number of those succumbing to the virus to 1343. Among the fresh casualties, five were reported from Kashmir Valley and three from Jammu, officials said. Two of the victims were from Srinagar and includes a 72-year-old man

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Mehbooba Mufti’s PSA Revoked, Released After 14 Months

Srinagar, Oct 13: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti has been released after nearly 14 months of detention, the government said on Tuesday.  “Ms. Mehbooba Mufti being released,” Rohit Kansal, government spokesman said in a tweet. Sources said that the government revoked her PSA detention order of February 5 which was extended by three months on 31-7-2020.

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Govt Orders Face Recognition Bio-metric Attendance From Oct 19

Srinagar, Oct 13: More than six months after its suspension, the government on Tuesday ordered resumption of Face Recognition Bio-metric Attendance Systems from October 19. “Having regard to SoPs in place for containing the spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Bio-metric attendance was suspended in all Government offices across the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir,”

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LG reviews core features of JK Health Insurance scheme

Srinagar, Oct 13: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today chaired a meeting to review the core features of the JK Health Insurance scheme and the process of approvals of Golden Cards. Stressing on extending the benefits of the JK Health Insurance scheme to all the citizens of J&K, the Lt Governor directed the concerned officers to

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Serological Survey of Jammu region assesses infection rate at 8%

SRINAGAR, October 13: The Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam today chaired a meeting to take stock of efforts toward mitigating COVID-19 pandemic in view of the upcoming festivities and winter season. Administrative Secretaries of departments of Health & Medical Education, Power Development, Rural Development, Divisional Commissioners of Jammu and Kashmir, and Deputy Commissioners (DCs)

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Disposal of grievances being fast paced: Baseer

Srinagar: As part of the weekly public hearing programme, several delegations and individuals met Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today at Grievance Cell, Church Lane, Sonwar Srinagar and apprised him about their issues, grievances and sought his intervention in redressal of the same. About 100 delegations and individuals from across the Jammu and

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40 travelers among 677 news covid-19 cases in J&K, total 84708

Srinagar, Oct 13: Forty travelers were among 677 new covid-19 cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir in the last 24 hours, taking the total count to 84708. Among the new cases, 313 were reported from Jammu Division and 364 from Kashmir Valley, officials said. Giving the district wise details, they said, Srinagar reported 145 cases,

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Divisional level control rooms to be established

DCs to ensure sufficient stockpiling of food and fuel, availability of essential services Srinagar, Oct 13: The Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam today chaired a meeting to review the winter preparedness, supply, and stocking of essential commodities across the Kashmir Division and snowbound districts of Jammu province including Kishtwar, Doda, Poonch, and Rajouri. Administrative

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Rawalpora locals protest beating of two youths by army

BY Zargar Zahoor Srinagar: People in Rawalpora area of Srinagar on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration against ‘unjustified” beating of two local youth by soldiers who were deployed there. Reports said that the locals blocked the road at main chowk Rawalpora after two local youths—Shahid Ahad Bhat and Aqib Ashraf Dar—were beaten by the soldiers

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Sarpanch found hanging inside home in Bandipora

Bandipore, Oct 13: A Sarpanch was found hanging at his home in Zurimanz village of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, officials said on Tuesday. They said his family members saw him hanging inside the house and immediately rushed him to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead on arrival. Police said post-mortem and other

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5 pistols, 10 magazines recovered from bag found in Teetwal Kupwara

Kupwara, Oct 13: Police and army recovered on Tuesday five pistols along with 10 magazines and 138 rounds from a bag which was “suspiciously” laying in Teetwal area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, officials said. A police officer said that police post Teetwal received specific information regarding presence of a bag containing suspicious material at

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Illegal structures acted against, SMC continues with demolition drives in city

Srinagar: Continuing with its demolition drives to curb illegal constructions in the city, Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) today demolished various illegally raised structures here. The Enforcement team carried out demolition drive in Khushalsar, Shalimar Colony, Baghe Nunsingh, Rathpora, Palpora, Noorshah colony and other places after reports of illegal constructions going on in these areas. During

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Police For Registration Of Over 15-Year-Old Vehicles On Anvil

Jammu, October 12: Transport department has issued statement clarifying that the policy for registration of vehicle older than 15 years is under submission and shall be notified soon. Responding to a news report regarding revenue loss caused by the non-renewal of such vehicles, the department said the vehicles which shall be allowed under policy for registration

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LG set target of construction of 700-800 Public Toilets within three months

Srinagar, Oct 12: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today called for developing Self Sustaining Public Conveniences across the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The Lt Governor was chairing a meeting at the Civil Secretariat to discuss the modalities for improving the public convenience services in J&K. He laid special emphasis on improving public conveniences and

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Rajnath Singh inaugurates 10 BRO Bridges In J&K

Srinagar, Oct 12: Union Defence Minister, Sh. Rajnath Singh inaugurated 44 bridges constructed by the Border Road Organisation (BRO) in 7 States/ UTs with International Borders. He dedicated the newly inaugurated bridges made by Border Roads Organization (BRO) to the Nation. He also laid the foundation stone for Nechiphu tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh. Out of

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Top LeT Commander Saiffulah Among 2 Militants Killed In Rambagh

Srinagar, Oct 12: A top commander of Lashker-e-Toiba Saifullah was among two militants killed in a gunfight in Rambagh Barzulla area here, police said. “Two militants were killed. The search going on. Further details shall follow,” police said. According to IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar police got information that a Pakistani militant Saiffulah along with another,

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Top LeT Commander Saiffulah Among 2 Militants Trapped In Rambagh: IGP Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 12: Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar on Monday said that a top commander of Lashker-e-Toiba Saifullah was among two militants trapped in Rambagh Barzulla area where a gunfight is going on since morning. “The operation is continuing. Srinagar police got information that a Pakistani militant Saiffulah along with another, a local from

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SSB Trooper ends life by shooting self in Kupwara

Srinagar, 12: A paramilitary trooper of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) ended his life by shooting himself dead with his service rifle at Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district last night, officials said on Monday. A police officer said that the trooper identified as Amit Kumar of 37 Battalion took the extreme step inside a camp

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Gunfight starts in Rambagh Srinagar

Srinagar, Oct 12: A gunfight between militants and a joint team of police and CRPF in Rambagh area of central Kashmir’s Srinagar on Monday. Official sources said that the joint team launched a cordon and search operation amid specific information about the presence of militants in the area which is towards Barzulla-Alochibagh bund side. They

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Covid-19 Claims 9 More Lives In J&K, Toll 1324

Srinagar, Oct 11: Jammu and Kashmir reported nine more covid-19 related deaths in last 24 hours, taking the total fatality count to 1324. Among the fresh casualties, they said, five were reported from Jammu Division and four others from Kashmir valley. Official sources said the victims from Kashmir Valley include a 52-year-old woman from Batamaloo,

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LG Announces ‘My Town My Pride’ for Municipalities

Srinagar: After 28-day long Jan Abhiyan and Back to Village -3 programme aimed to bring governance at the people’s doorstep, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha reviewed the achievements with all the Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police through video conferencing. The Lt Governor said that the spirit of Jan Abhiyan will go on and all the

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LG takes review of various NHPC projects in J&K

Modalities for expediting the upcoming Pakal Dul, Kiru, Kwar projects finalized Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha took a comprehensive review of the status of various projects of National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir in a meeting at the Raj Bhavan here today. With the intervention of Lt Governor,

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569 new covid-19 cases reported in J&K, total 83633

Srinagar, Oct 11: Forty-four travelers were among 569 new novel coronavirus cases reported in last 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the total count to 83633. Among the cases, 207 were confirmed from Jammu Division and 362 from Kashmir Valley. Giving district-wise details of the cases, officials said that Srinagar reported 147, Budgam 48,

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PHD CHAMBER KASHMIR CALLS FOR REFORMING WAQF IN J&K

Srinagar: A delegation of PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry Kashmir Chapter Comprised of Mushtaq Ahmad Chaya Baldev Singh Raina, Jan Muhammad Kaul, Tariq Rashid Ghani, Akib Chaya, Qaisar Mir and Aashiq Ahmad called on meeting with Dr Darakhshan Andrabi, Member Central Waqaf Council and Chairperson, Waqaf Development Committee, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of

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Pulwama Gunfight: Newly Recruited Militant From Doda Arrested Alive

Srinagar, Oct 10: Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested one militant alive during a gunfight in Pulwama district in which two Lashker-e-Toiba militants including the outfit’s top commander were killed. “One militant Firdous Ahmad Tak son of Abdul Gani Tak of Doda was arrested alive during the gunfight,” Inspector general of Police Kashmir Vijay

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ACB Chargesheets 3 LAWDA Officers, Official For Allowing Illegal Construction

Srinagar, Oct 10: Anti-Corruption Bureau on Saturday produced chargesheet against former enforcement officer and two others officials of J&K LAWDA for allowing illegal construction presented before at Pahloo Nishat without proper building permission in 2015. The chargesheet was presented before Court of Special Judge Anticorruption Srinagar in case (FIR No.52/2015) under section 5(1) (d) r/w

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Panchayat Polls: CEO Holds Meet With Political Parties

Jammu, Oct 10: Chief Electoral Officer, J&K Hirdesh Kumar, conducted a meeting with the representatives of political parties regarding the conduct of Panchayat and Municipal By-Elections 2020 and several issues were deliberated in the meeting for the smooth conduct of the By-Elections. Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) J&K, apprised all the representatives of political parties about the

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Welfare schemes: Govt sets up special camps at 20 locations to register KPs

Jammu: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has organized special camps at 20 different locations for registration of Kashmiri migrants for various centrally sponsored welfare schemes. Over 114 counters have been setup at 20 different locations including Jagti Camps, Nagrota Camp, Muthi, Purkhoo, Gangyal, Channi Himmat, Bagwati Nagar, Bohri, Janipur, Durga Nagar and other locations.

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19 travelers among 635 new covid-19 cases in J&K, total 83064

Srinagar, Oct 10: Nineteen travelers were among 635 new novel coronavirus cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir in last 24 hours, taking the overall count to 83064. Among the fresh cases, official sources said that 235 were from Jammu Division and 400 from Kashmir Valley. Giving district-wise details, they said, Srinagar reported 173 cases, Budgam

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‘Salary of hired staff of polytechnic, IIT being doubled to Rs 15000’

Srinagar, Oct 10: Principal Secretary, School Education and Skill Development, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon on Saturday announced that monthly salaries of polytechnic/IIT hired faculty is being doubled from existing Rs 7000 per month to Rs 15000. In a tweet, he also announced that salary for hired non-teaching staff is being increased to Rs 12000 per

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