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Guv’s ‘No Op All Out’ Claims Misleading: JRL, says all decision regarding Kashmir taken by army not politicians

Guv’s ‘No Op All Out’ Claims Misleading: JRL, says all decision regarding Kashmir taken by army not politicians

Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leadership has termed governor Satya Pal Malik’s claims that there was no operation all out in Kashmir as misleading and far from reality. The JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik however remained silent on the governor’s remarks that his office was call away to listen and […]

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Kupwara: Kawari residents allege fraud by store keeper, allege money being charge for Govt announced free scheme

Kupwara: Kawari residents allege fraud by store keeper, allege money being charge for Govt announced free scheme

By Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: Amid snowfall the inhabitants of Kawari in northern Kashmirs kupwara district held a protest demonstration against the local store Keeper for collecting over 1500 Rupees from every householder for sanctioning a free Gas Cylinder under Central Government approved scheme Ujvala Youjna Central sponsored scheme for poor people across India.  “Sajad Ahmad […]

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Anantnag: Coaching centers asked to get registered within week or face action, of 52 applications only 35 recommended so far

Anantnag: Coaching centers asked to get registered within week or face action, of 52 applications only 35 recommended so far

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: The mushrooming growth of coaching centers in district Anantnag of south Kashmir has become a money minting places and gullible students are being fleeced by the owners, while majority of these institutes are not registered with the authorities. Pertinently, the High Court had also ordered the closure of all unregistered coaching […]

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Ganderbal: Repora residents protest against PDD, PHE, block highway

Ganderbal: Repora residents protest against PDD, PHE, block highway

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: Scores of residents including women protested against power development department (PDD) and PHE department and blocked Sumbal-Manigam highway at Repora Lar byepass area of Central kashmirs Ganderbal on Wednesday.  The protesters alleged that they are without electricity from past week and portable water supply to the area too has been stopped. […]

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Cellular phones of no use in Civil Secretariat Jammu

Cellular phones of no use in Civil Secretariat Jammu

Srinagar: The cellular mobile phones are of no use in Civil Secretariat Jammu where the administration has shifted as part of Darbar Move, the bi-annual shift of the secretariat and all other government offices of the Jammu and Kashmir from one capital city to another for the period of six months till May. The people visiting the Civil Secretariat Jammu while […]

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Kulgam Girl Wins Gold Medal For Belt Wrestling at Karnataka

Kulgam Girl Wins Gold Medal For Belt Wrestling at Karnataka

By Naveed Bhat Kulgam: Insha Satara from Pombai village of Kulgam district bagged a gold medal in 55kg category from 64th SGFI National Level Belt Wrestling U-19 Belagavi, Karnataka. The U-19 Boys and Girls Championship was organised by Lingaraj P.U.College of Arts and Commerce, Belagavi. Daughter of a laborer, Insha is her 11th class and studies […]

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Snowfall: Traffic police issues advisory for commuters

Snowfall: Traffic police issues advisory for commuters

Srinagar: Traffic Police on Wednesday issued a traffic advisory for commuters plying on the city roads as fresh snowfall blanketed valley since morning. The traffic police said that due to snowing, all roads in city Srinagar have become slippery. “Commuters are advised to drive slow, avoid sudden brakes, avoid fast turning, avoid overtaking, follow traffic […]

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Ration scam in Srinagar: Accused arrested, would repack government supply as Apple Brand

Ration scam in Srinagar: Accused arrested, would repack government supply as Apple Brand

Srinagar: Police on Wednesday unearthed a major ration scam and arrested the accused who would repack the government supply of Rice, and flour to be sold in the name of ‘Apple Brand’. Officials said that they have arrested one accused from Srinagar’s Bemina area and identified him as Bilal Ahmad Nath R/o Bilal Colony Bemina. […]

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The dying Education department of Kupwara: More than 600 posts vacant including 5 ZEOs, 15 Principals, 23 Head Masters, 225 Lecturers, 365 Masters

The dying Education department of Kupwara: More than 600 posts vacant including 5 ZEOs, 15 Principals, 23 Head Masters, 225 Lecturers, 365 Masters

By Tasaduq Hussain  Kupwara: After despicable performance of various government schools in recently declared class tenth exams, department went on a suspension spree of teachers. The department, however has kept its eyes closed to being understaffed, which obviously hinders the performance as well, and as a well placed source said, ‘there are many ailments within […]

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CPJ calls on Governor to release journalist Aasif Sultan

CPJ calls on Governor to release journalist Aasif Sultan

Sringar: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has wrote to Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik, seeking release of journalist Aasif Sultan, who has been held by police since August 27, 2018 and has drop all legal proceedings against him. “Freedom of the press is a vital tenet of democracy and a proud part […]

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In pictures: snow blankets Srinagar

In pictures: snow blankets Srinagar

It is snowing in Srinagar, the summer capital of the state. It started snowing around noon and entire city has been blanketed by a thin layer of snow now. Pictures by Zargar Zahoor

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Snowfall: Air traffic suspended due to low visiblity

by Imtiyaz Pandaw Srinagar: Following snowfall in the valley authorities on Wednesday suspended all the air traffic at the Srinagar international airport. According to officials the decision to halt the air traffic was taken due to low visibility and slippery condition of the road. “Currently all the flights are stopped and further will be decided […]

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5 years on, SDH Chattergam building awaits completion

5 years on, SDH Chattergam building awaits completion

By Imtiyaz Pandow Chattergam: Despite passing of five years, the government has failed to complete the construction work on three-storey building for would-be Sub-District hospital (SDH) at Chattergam village of central Kashmir’s Budgam district.People of the area have alleged that Chattergam’s Community Health Centre (CHC), which would be upgraded to SDH, is facing government neglect for […]

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Snowfall in parts of Valley amid rise in night temperature

Snowfall in parts of Valley amid rise in night temperature

Srinagar: Snowfall has started in some parts of Kashmir even as night temperatures rose across Valley, officials and reports said on Wednesday. A meteorological department said that Srinagar, the summer capital of the state, recorded a low of minus 2.1 degrees Celsius. The famous hill resort of Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 4.2 degrees […]

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Chief Electoral Officer asks DEOs to put in place arrangements for polls in J&K

Chief Electoral Officer asks DEOs to put in place arrangements for polls in J&K

Jammu: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Shailendra Kumar today interacted with all the District Election Officers (Deputy Commissioners) through Video Conferencing (VC) and discussed the election management action plans for the forthcoming Elections in the State after the last date of disposal of claims and objections under SSR-2019. During the marathon discussions, the CEO obtained detailed […]

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At Delhi meet, J&K agrees to raise Rs 3500 Cr state bonds to liquidate outstanding power purchase liability

At Delhi meet, J&K agrees to raise Rs 3500 Cr state bonds to liquidate outstanding power purchase liability

New Delhi: A meeting chaired by the Union Finance Secretary A N Jha on Tuesday discussed various outstanding financial issues pertaining to J&K state. The meeting was attended by a team of officers from the State led by Principal Secretary, Finance, Navin Choudhary and comprised Commissioner-Secretary, PDD, Hirdesh Kumar Singh, officers of J&K Finance Department, […]

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Employee Get R-Day Diktat, Asked To Attend Official Functions

Employee Get R-Day Diktat, Asked To Attend Official Functions

Jammu: The state government on Tuesday ordered its workforce to attend main R-Day function in Jammu and Srinagar on January 26 as part of their official duty. “Republic Day is an important national event celebrated on January 26 each year. It is the duty of every government servant to attend the function which commemorates an […]

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Interviews for Khadim-ul-Hajaj to start from Jan 17

Srinagar: The interview of candidates who have applied for selection as Khadim-ul-Hajaj shall be held at Haj House, Bemina Srinagar from January 17, 2019. In an official communiqué issued here, the office of State Haj Committee informed that the interview for Pulwama and Baramulla candidates will be held on January 17, 2019 from 10.30 am, […]

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JRL denounces sedition charges against 7 Kashmiri students of JNU, terms it vote bank politics by BJP

JRL denounces sedition charges against 7 Kashmiri students of JNU, terms it vote bank politics by BJP

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Muhammad Yasin Malik has strongly denounced the sedition charges and filing of charge sheet in 2016 case by the Delhi Police against Kashmiri students pursuing studies at Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU) in 2016. The students include Aqeeb Hussain, Mujeeb Hussain, Muneeb Hussain,Umair […]

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Mayor SMC meets Governor

Jammu: Junaid Azim Mattu, Mayor, Srinagar Municipal Corporation, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Mattu briefed Governor about the plans of the SMC for ensuring efficient delivery of public services under its purview and steps taken by the SMC for maintenance of cleanliness, sanitation and beautification of the area within […]

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Health department appointment orders of 921 Medical Officers

Health department appointment orders of 921 Medical Officers

Jammu: To augment health care facilities in the rural and far flung areas of the state, Health and Medical Education (H&ME) Department today issued appointment orders to 921 Medical Officers recruited on fast track basis. To fast track the recruitment process, the H&MEM Department had made relevant provisions in the rules and SRO, which paved […]

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Snow spell of ‘stronger intensity’ expected from weekend, peak on Jan 22: Sonam Lotus

Snow spell of ‘stronger intensity’ expected from weekend, peak on Jan 22: Sonam Lotus

Srinagar: The weatherman on Tuesday said snow spell of stronger intensity was expected from January 19 to 23 in Kashmir Valley. “As of now, it looks like another snow spell of stronger intensity is expected around 19-23rd with peak on January 22,” Director meteorological department Sonam Lotus said. A meteorological department said that Srinagar, the […]

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DGP rewards BSF constable averting militants attack on Jan 7

DGP rewards BSF constable averting militants attack on Jan 7

Jammu: Director General of Police Dilbag Singh has rewarded Constable of BSF for his “alertness and quick reaction” to militants attack on January 7. “Constable/GD Irshad Ahmad showed his alertness while on duty averted a major tragedy by his quick reaction to militants’ attack on January 7,” a police spokesman said in a statement here. […]

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Official apathy: 32 PHE dailywagers, casual labourers died in the line of duty since 2016

Official apathy: 32 PHE dailywagers, casual labourers died in the line of duty since 2016

  By Ovais Gull Srinagar: Even as the regularization of hundreds of Public Health Engineering(PHE) dailywagers and others is at stake from past several years, at least 32 employees serving as cauls labourers and daily wagers have lost their lives from 2016. According to a document compiled by the Kashmir PHE dailywagers association, 32 dailywagers and casual labourers have lost […]

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BSF officer killed in Pakistan sniper fire

BSF officer killed in Pakistan sniper fire

  Jammu:  Assistant Commandant Vinay Prasad, succumbed to his injuries by Pakistan snipers in Samba Sector of Jammu division. According to officials at about 1050 hrs, the BSF troops in Samba Sector while  carrying out border domination were fired upon by Pakistan snipers resulting into grievous injuries to Vinay Prasad, Asstt. Comdt. “The injured officer was evacuated […]

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Robbery in Sopore, police launches investigation

Robbery in Sopore, police launches investigation

Sopore: Unidentified Burglars on Monday night looted two shops and decamped with goods workh lakhs of rupees in North Kashmir’s Sopore town. Reports said that burgars looted two shops of Nazeer Ahemd Gazi son of Late Mohammad Yousuf Gazi and Haji Manzoor Ahmed Mir Son of Mohammad Sultan Mir at Chota Bazar of Sopore during […]

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Nov snowfall: Farmers in Tral yet to get compensation 

Nov snowfall: Farmers in Tral yet to get compensation 

BASHARAT RASHID Tral : The apple farmers of Tral area in South Kashmir’s Pulwama have expressed resentment against authorities, demanding compensation for the loss of their apple orchards due to snowfall in November last year. They said that despite the passing of more than two months, government failed to compensate them to their llosse. A […]

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High Court quashes 13 PSA detention orders

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir high court has quashed thirteen detention orders under Public Safety Act. While quashing the orders, the court in most case ordered release of the detainee from the preventive detention forthwith and remaining case, it ordered custody of the detainee to be governed by the orders as shall be passed by […]

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Bandipora residents protest against erratic power supply

Bandipora residents protest against erratic power supply

  By Nasir Khuehami Bandipora: Inhabitants of Kehnusa Village of north kashmiri’s bandipora district on Tuesday staged protest over erratic power supply and blocked traffic on the Bandipora-sopore road. Reports said that inhabitants of Kehnusa village assembled on the bandipora-sopore road and staged protest against the Power Development Department (PDD) for poor power supply in […]

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Shopian remains shut for third consecutive day over militants killing

Shopian remains shut for third consecutive day over militants killing

By Mudassir Maqbool   Shopian: Shopian shuts on third straight day to Mourn militant killings. Shopian: A complete shutdown is being observed in South kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday against the Killing of Two Al Badr militants last week. All shops and Business establishments were closed while as Public transport was off the roads in […]

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Bank robbery foiled in Tangmarg

By Peerzada Waseem Baramulla: Police on Tuesday claimed to have foiled foiled a robbery attempt at Jammu and Kashmir Bank at Tangmerg area in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday night. Officials told INS that group of robberers were trying to break into Tangmerg unit of Jammu and Kashmir Bank. A police party after found  […]

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Army man dies of cardiac arrest in Jammu

Army man dies of cardiac arrest in Jammu

Jammu:  An Army officer of the rank Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) died of cardiac arrest along Line of Control (LoC) in Mankote sector of Poonch district of Jammu division of the state of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. The deceasee army officer has been identified as Naib Subedar Rajinder Singh of 5 Mahar regiment posted […]

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Portable water scarcity hits Shopian villages, officials say ‘will provide water tanks’

Portable water scarcity hits Shopian villages, officials say ‘will provide water tanks’

By Mudassir Maqbool Shopian: With no proper portable water supply schemes in effect Shopian villages are suffering since a  decade. Residents of Sugan ,Chillipora malnad Hefkund and Dragad Villages of Imamsaheb belt in Shopian told INS ,”There is no water plant for us and most of the population is surving on water resources like streams […]

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Body of an elderly found in Bandipora

Body of an elderly found in Bandipora

  By Nasir Khuehami Bandipora: A 70 year old man was found dead in Laharwalpora Village of Bandipora District here. Sources said that the dead body was Identified as Abdullah Khan Son of Hibibullah Khan Resident of Sumlar Village of Bandipora District was found on the road in Laharwalpora village in the early hours of […]

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Water woes: This Anantnag village walks miles to fetch water as pipes laid four years ago still defunct

Water woes: This Anantnag village walks miles to fetch water as pipes laid four years ago still defunct

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: The residents of Brinty dialgam village today alleged that they face lot of problems due to acute shortage of water supply from past three years. The residents alleged that even after protesting several times against the PHE authorities in village for not providing safe drinking water but to no vail. Miffed over […]

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Power shutdown in Srinagar parts after 2pm

Power shutdown in Srinagar parts after 2pm

           SRINAGAR: Chief Engineer, EM&RE Wing, Kashmir today informed that 33 KV Rawalpora-Airforce and Rawalpora-Chapora lines would be shut down in order to carry out some emergency repair works.           According to the official communiqué, Rawalpora-Chanpora Line will remain shut on 15th January 2019 from 2 pm to 4 pm, while as Rawalpora-Airforce line would […]

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Afforestation in 6000 Hectares with 43 Lakh saplings in 2019-20

Afforestation in 6000 Hectares with 43 Lakh saplings in 2019-20

JAMMU: Chief Secretary, B. V. R. Subrahmanyam Monday chaired the 16th meeting of the Steering Committee of the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) to consider the Annual Plan of Operations (APOs) of Forest and Wildlife Departments for the Year 2019-20. Principal Secretary, Finance, Principal Secretary, Planning, Development and Monitoring, Commissioner/Secretary, Forest, Ecology and Environment, Director, […]

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40 new degree colleges for J&K

40 new degree colleges for J&K

       JAMMU: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved locations for the establishments of 40 new Government Degree Colleges to be set up during 2019-20 & 2020-21.           The government had constituted a High Level Committee to identify and examine the locations for these colleges […]

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JNU sedition case over Afzal Guru’s hanging: 7 Kashmiri students named in chargesheet by Delhi police

JNU sedition case over Afzal Guru’s hanging: 7 Kashmiri students named in chargesheet by Delhi police

New Delhi: Seven Kashmiri students were among those against whom the Delhi Police has submitted a charge sheet in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) sedition case at the Patiala House Courts. The case pertains to raising of “freedom for Kashmir” and “anti-India” slogans at an event on the campus against the hanging of Afzal Guru. […]

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SAC approves Rs 2 crore grant for Real Kashmir Football Club for 3 years

SAC approves Rs 2 crore grant for Real Kashmir Football Club for 3 years

Jammu: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here on Monday under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the grant of Rs 2 crore as financial assistance to the Real Kashmir Football Club annually for a period of three years, beginning 2018-19. Within two years of the formation of “Real Football […]

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SAC approves locations for 40 new Degree Colleges

Jammu: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved locations for the establishments of 40 new Government Degree Colleges to be set up during 2019-20 & 2020-21. The government had constituted a High Level Committee to identify and examine the locations for these colleges approved […]

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Two J&K Police Women Battalions with 2014 posts approved by SAC

Jammu: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the raising of two women battalions of Jammu and Kashmir Police along with creation of 2014 posts of various ranks for these battalions. The posts include 2 posts of Commandants, 6 posts of Deputy […]

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Cops In J&K To Get 10% Hardship Allowance

Cops In J&K To Get 10% Hardship Allowance

Jammu: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the grant of Hardship Allowance @ 8% of basic pay in the revised pay levels in favour of Gazetted and Non Gazetted Police Personnel w.e.f 01.01.2019. The SAC also approved Hardship Allowance @ 10% […]

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Injured on Jan 5 in Tral gunfight, CRPF trooper dies at AIIMS

Injured on Jan 5 in Tral gunfight, CRPF trooper dies at AIIMS

Basharat Rashid Pulwama: A paramilitary CRPF trooper who was injured in a gunfight at Aripal Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on January 5 has succumbed to injuries at All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS), New Delhi. The 39-year-old trooper namely Mahesh Kumar Meena was injured in the gunfight as lone militant managed to […]

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Tourism Department plans to showcase tourism products at SATTE

Tourism Department plans to showcase tourism products at SATTE

Srinagar: To tap State’s tourism potential and attract travellers, the Department of Tourism Kashmir has planned aggressive marketing campaigns from January 16, 2019, till February end. The department will be showcasing its tourism products at South Asia Travel and Tourism Exchange (SATTE) to be held from 16th January to 18th of January 2019 at Greater […]

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Winter coaching a huge success: Education Department refutes news report

Winter coaching a huge success: Education Department refutes news report

Srinagar: Refuting the statement regarding ignoring of Education sector and ineffective implementation of winter tutorials by present administration, Department of School Education has clarified that all the programmes which were implemented or started earlier including winter tutorials are in practice in this session as well, in the same manner as they were in previous years. […]

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Dr Nisar Ahmad Mir appointed Registrar Kashmir University

Dr Nisar Ahmad Mir appointed Registrar Kashmir University

Srinagar KU  January 14:  Dr Nisar Ahmad Mir,  former  Joint Secretary, University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi and  Registrar, National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar has been appointed as the Registrar, University of Kashmir. Dr  Nisar besides looking after various bureaus in UGC, was country head for the prestigious National Academic Depository (NAD) project. Dr […]

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In talks with Shia Ulemas, Mirwaiz urges sectarian harmony

In talks with Shia Ulemas, Mirwaiz urges sectarian harmony

Srinagar: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) and patron Mutahida Majlis-e-Ulema(MMU) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq stressed on maintaining sectarian harmony and brotherhood in Jammu and Kashmir. He asked the youth not to get provoked “as there are always some elements present in societies who want to stoke sectarian and communal tensions among people to create rift between sects […]

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Governor dedicates musical fountain, open air gymnasium installed by J&K bank

Governor dedicates musical fountain, open air gymnasium installed by J&K bank

Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik dedicated a Musical fountain and Open Air Gymnasium to the people of Jammu in presence of the Chairman JK Bank Parvez Ahmed at the historic Rajinder Park, Canal Road Jammu. The Musical Fountain and Open Air Gymnasium has been installed by the J&K Bank for the citizens of Jammu under […]

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Guv appreciates army’s cooperation with police

Guv appreciates army’s cooperation with police

Jammu: Lt. Gen. J.S. Nain, GoC 9 Corps, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here on Monday and briefed him about the security situation in the Jammu region. “Governor appreciated Army’s cooperation with the State Police and other State Government agencies involved in dealing with forces which are detrimental to peace and […]