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Guv assures ‘due consideration’ to demand of ownership rights of industrial land to entrepreneurs  

Guv assures ‘due consideration’ to demand of ownership rights of industrial land to entrepreneurs  

Jammu: A delegation of Laghu Udyog Bharti, J&K, led by its President Rajinder Gupta, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. The delegation requested for  re-examination of the various incentives being provided or proposed to be provided to industry in the State so that the competitive edge of existing industrial units especially […]

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Weatherman issues advisory for heavy snowfall in Kashmir from Jan 20 to 23

Weatherman issues advisory for heavy snowfall  in Kashmir from Jan 20 to 23

Srinagar: The weatherman on Thursday issued a weather advisory for “moderate to heavy snowfall” in Kashmir Valley from weekend. “An active Western Disturbance is most likely affect the state of J&K and adjoining areas from January 19 to 25. There would be high moisture feeding from Arabian Sea over northwest India specifically over Western Himalayan […]

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Non gazetted forest officers association Kulgam protests, put forward list of demands

Non gazetted forest officers association Kulgam protests, put forward list of demands

By Naveed Bhat   Kulgam:  The Non Gazetted forest officers  Association of Forest Department on Thursday protested against the authorities for failing to fulfill their service demands. The association led by its District president Javid Iqbal, Divisional forest office Kulgam demanded convening of departmental promotion committee of all cadres including class IV employees, drivers, cleaners, […]

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LOC flare up in Nowshehra sector: Amid intense shelling, one civilian injured

LOC flare up in Nowshehra sector: Amid intense shelling, one civilian injured

Jammu: A civilian has been injured in cross LOC exchange of gunfire that erupted in the Pukharni area of Nowshehra Sector in Jammu division of the state on Thursday. According to officials intense mortar shelling is going on in the area.  The injured has been identified as Mohammad Reyaz S/O Wazir Mohammad of Pukharni, and […]

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5 KAS officers transferred

5 KAS officers transferred

Srinagar: The government on Thursday ordered transfer of five KAS officers in the interest of the administration. According to a government order issued here, Kusum Badyal, KAS, Special Secretary to the Government, Higher Education Department, has been transferred and posted as Additional Registrar, Cooperative, Jammu. Tanveer Iqbal Malik, KAS, Additional Registrar, Cooperative, Jammu, has been […]

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Unscheduled power cuts irk Anantnag villagers, protest

Unscheduled power cuts irk Anantnag villagers, protest

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: The residents of various areas in Anantnag district are up in arms against the Power Development Department (PDD) for ‘failing to provide adequate electricity in their areas. ’Inhabitants of various areas including Ashajipora Kamad, Chrichri pora, Lalan, Brinty, Dialgam, Bonadialgam Hakura, Koshipora, Saudara and Rahoo held protest and blocked main road […]

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Three cops injured in grenade attack in Rajbagh Srinagar

Srinagar: Three policemen including two traffic cops were injured after suspected militants on Thursday afternoon attacked a police party in Srinagar city’s Rajbagh area. According to initial reports militants hurled a grenade near Zero Bridge Rajbagh, explosion of which created panic in the area. The injured have been evacuated to medical facility, reports said.  

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Governor should come clean on Article 35-A: JKCSCC

Governor should come clean on Article 35-A: JKCSCC

By Ovais Gul   Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Civil Society Coordination Committee (JKCSCC)  on Thursday asked Governor J&K Satya Pal Malik to come clear over his position on Article 35-A. “He should make people aware about the steps his administration has taken to protect the law,” members of the civil society said. Addressing a presser […]

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250 militants killed, 4 others surrendered ‘under pressure’ last year in Valley: Army Commander

250 militants killed, 4 others surrendered ‘under pressure’ last year in Valley: Army Commander

Sohail Punjabi Jammu: General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Thursday described 2018 as a ‘remarkable year’ for army and other forces in the Kashmir Valley and said that besides killings of “over 250 militants”, more than fifty were arrested and four others surrendered “under press.” “The 2018 has been remarkable year […]

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Hizbul operative arrested in Kulgam

By Naveed Bhat Kulgam:  Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested a Category C militant affiliated to Hizbul Mujahideen in Kulgam. SSP Kulgam Harmeet Singh told INS that the arrest was made by a jont team of forces. “We have arrested a local militant affiliated with Hizbul Mujahideen from Chilan area of Kulgam in South […]

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Snow blocked roads: Three villages in Tral decry official callousness

Snow blocked roads: Three villages in Tral decry official callousness

By BASHARAT RASHID TRAL : Three far-off villages in Tral have been cut off as authorities failed to clear accumulated snow on the roads in the areas. Residents of Zaji-Khowur, Nagapathri and upper Machama areas of this sub division told INS that, they face inconveniences due to presence of snow on their roads. They said […]

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Kashmiri Journalist Sajad Rasool wins ‘prestigious’ Acumen fellowship programme

Kashmiri Journalist Sajad Rasool wins ‘prestigious’ Acumen fellowship programme

By  Imtiyaz Pandow Budgam: Sajad Rasool, a Journalist hailing from central Kashmir’s Budgam district is selected for year long US based Acumen fellowship program- 2019, an intensive leadership development program cultivating a pipeline of tomorrow’s social change makers. Rasool, a 2014 pass out from Kashmir University’s Media Education and Research Centre is the only journalist […]

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Shangas residents protest against SAC decision, demand degree college

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Villagers of Achabal Shangas Nowgam area of south Kashmir Anantnag District  protested demanding return the newly allotted Degree college from Chitti Singhpora to Shangas Nowgam. Sources said that the youngsters include men women took part in the protest  and demanded Degree college in area. The angry villagers threatens the government if their […]

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Youth under NIA detention: Protests in old city, demand release

Youth under NIA detention: Protests in old city, demand release

Srinagar:  Old city Srinagar residents protested Thursday against the arrest of nine youths by National Investigation Agency. Eye witnesses said that men,  women and children joined the protests demanding immediate release of the detained youth. Protesters asembled at Rajouri Kadal and raised slogans in support  of the detained youth claiming they are innocent and be […]

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Silt load of 8.87 lakh Cum removed from Wular in six years

Silt load of 8.87 lakh Cum removed from Wular in six years

JAMMU:  Governor Satya Pal Malik reviewed key achievements made on conservation and eco-restoration of Wular lake by the Wular Conservation & Management Authority (WUCMA) in a meeting held here at the Raj Bhavan today. Governor observed that Wular Lake which is one of the largest fresh water lakes in Asia and a declared Ramsar site is a lifeline […]

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District Administration Shopian sets up winter control room

District Administration Shopian sets up winter control room

SHOPIAN: In view of the inclement weather conditions, district Administration Shopian has set up winter control room for the benefit of the general public.           The control room comprises of Additional Deputy Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Tehsildar Shopian, Executive Officer Municipal Committee, and officials from R&B, PHE, Mechanical Engineering and PDD Departments.           In case […]

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LOC flare up: India Pakistan armies trade gunfire in Poonch

LOC flare up: India Pakistan armies trade gunfire in Poonch

Jammu: India and Pakistan armies on Thursday exchanged gunfire along Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu division. An official said that small arms firing exchange erupted at LoC in Poonch sector after ceasefire violation by Pakistani army who fired upon forward posts on Thursday morning’. The firing started between 03 AM to […]

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Election Body Convenes Meeting Of Political Parties In Jammu On Friday

Election Body Convenes Meeting Of Political Parties In Jammu On Friday

Jammu: The Chief Electoral Officer Jammu and Kashmir Shailendra Kumar has convened a meeting of all political parties in Jammu on Friday regarding conduct of the Parliamentary elections in Jammu and Kashmir. The letter has been sent to ten political parties including Bhartiya Janta Party, National Conference, PDP  and Congress and reads: “In order to […]

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Ganderbal Boy Wanted To Join Militants To Take Revenge From Revenue Officials : Police

Mir Showkat Ganderbal: A boy from Ganderbal, who left home to join militant ranks in a bid to take revenge from revenue officials especially a Tehsildar for causing “unnecessary hassles” in getting possession of migrant property purchased by his family, has been brought back by police. “Enquiry revealed that the young boy had left home […]

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CEO launches state-wide Voter Awareness Forums (VAFs)

CEO launches state-wide Voter Awareness Forums (VAFs)

Jammu: As a part of nation-wide launch of Voter Awareness Forums (VAFs) by the Election Commission of India, the State level beginning was made by the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shailendra Kumar at an impressive programme organized here this evening. A large number of Nodal Officers, senior government officials from different departments, including Joint CEO, […]

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Panic in Shopian villages as militants offer gun salute to Al-Badr commander, aide

Panic in Shopian villages as militants offer gun salute to Al-Badr commander, aide

Mudasir Maqbool Shopian: Panic gripped Sugan and Chillipora villages of South Kashmir’s Shopian district when bullet sounds were heard on Wednesday . Reports said that militants appeared on Wednesday afternoon in Sugan and Chillipora, native villages of Al-Badr Zeenat-u-Islam and Shakeel Ahmad Dar, and offered gun salute to them on their fourth (Rashme Charam) Sources […]

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Day Temp Nosedives Amid Snowfall, It’s Likely To Be Sunny Tomorrow

Day Temp Nosedives Amid Snowfall, It’s Likely To Be Sunny Tomorrow

Srinagar: The day temperatures across the Kashmir Valley nosedived amid fresh snowfall in most parts of the Valley on Wednesday. A meteorological department official said Srinagar, the summer capital of the state, recorded a maximum of 1.0 degree Celsius, more than six degrees below normal for this time of the year. The capital city saw […]

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Rs 3600 fine recovered from erring city traders

Rs 3600 fine recovered from erring city traders

Srinagar: The Enforcement squad of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Tuesday collected a fine of Rs 3600 from 5 erring shopkeepers for violation of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955. A market checking squad, headed by Assistant Director Enforcement North and South zones, inspected 55 business establishments in Karanagar, Balgarden, Habakadal, Kani Kadal, Shaheed […]

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Div Com Kashmir issues fresh avalanche warning in 9 districts

Div Com Kashmir issues fresh avalanche warning in 9 districts

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan Wednesday issued fresh avalanche warning for nine avalanche prone districts of the division. The warning has been issued for the avalanche prone areas of Anantnag, Kulgam, Budgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kargil and Leh districts. As per the hand out, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir has directed the Deputy Commissioners of […]

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Kansal directs furnishing data of causal works by January 25

Kansal directs furnishing data of causal works by January 25

Jammu: Principal Secretary, Planning Development & Monitoring Department, Rohit Kansal today chaired the maiden meeting of the Committee constituted for determining the actual number of PDL, TDL, Casual and DRWs engaged in the PDD, PHE and I&FC departments. The Principal Secretary sought details regarding the submission of bio-data format provided to seek details of causal […]

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Article 35A: JRL To Announce Protest Program When SC Announces Hearing Date  

Article 35A: JRL To Announce Protest Program When SC Announces Hearing Date  

Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik termed attacks on state subject laws by “government of India and its mentor RSS in a bid to change the disputed status of the State” as another form of “operation all out.” Meanwhile the leadership said that as the hearing […]

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JK showcases tourism potential at Asia’s largest travel show in New Delhi

JK showcases tourism potential at Asia’s largest travel show in New Delhi

New Delhi: Launching its aggressive marketing campaign, the Department of Tourism, participated in the 3-day South Asian Travel and Tourism Exhibition (SATTE) travel show which began here on Wednesday. SATTE is one of the biggest travel shows in Asia providing platform for travel agents, tour operators, hoteliers, destination management companies, tourism boards to sell their […]

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Child line Foundation to expand its services across JK by 2020

Child line Foundation to expand its services across JK by 2020

JAMMU: In a major step towards implementation of the Juvenile Justice Act, Child line India Foundation shall extend its operations in the entire State by the year 2020. The information was revealed at a meeting attended by Chairperson Selection cum Oversight Committee, Justice (Retd) Hasnain Masoodi , G.A. Sofi, Mission Director ICPS  and  Dr. Anjaiah […]

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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 […]