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One More Militant Killed In Pulwama Gunfight

Srinagar, Oct 20 : One more militant was killed encounter with government forces in Hakripora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday. So far two militants have been killed. Official sources said however said that the identity and the group affiliation of the slain militants were yet to be ascertained. Earlier a joint team

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Militant killed as encounter rages in Pulwama

Srinagar, Oct 20; One militant was killed encounter with government forces in Hakripora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday. Official sources said however said that the identity and the group affiliation of the slain militant was yet to be ascertained. Earlier a joint team of Police and army’s 50RR launched a cordon and

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18-year-old Bike Rider Killed in Accident In Poonch

Poonch, Oct 20: An 18-year-old youth was killed when a motor cycle he was riding skidded off the road in Poonch district of Jammu region on Tuesday. Official sources said the accident took place near Jamia Masjid Ari when a motorcycle (JK11-5771) skidded off the road, resulting in severe injuries to the rider Sadaqat Hussain

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Govt forms apex, divisional level commitees for DDC polls

Srinagar: Government  has constituted Apex and Divisional level committees for drawing roadmap and detailed schedule for conducting elections to the District Development Councils on the basis of inputs from divisional level committees and upon assessment of the ground level situation taking into consideration various requirements including security logistics, personnel, equipment etc.

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2 militants killed in Shopian gunfight

Srinagar, Oct 19: Two militants were killed in an overnight gunfight with government forces in Melhura area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district, officials said on Tuesday. They said that a joint team of Police and army’s 55RR launched a cordon and search operation in the village amid reports about the presence of the militants last

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Dialogue Not ‘Witch-Hunt’ Way Forward: People’s Alliance to GoI

Srinagar, Oct 19: The newly formed People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration has strongly condemned the summoning of Dr Farooq Abdullah by EDI. In a statement, the alliance termed it as a part of vindictive politics practiced by the Central Government to kill dissent and disagreement across the Country and in present case to silence the

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10 More Fall Victim To Covid-19, JK Toll 1391

Srinagar, Oct 19: Jammu and Kashmir reported ten more covid-19 related deaths in last 24 hours, taking its overall fatality count due to the virus to 1391. Among the victims, official sources said that seven belonged to Kashmir and three to Jammu region. As regards the Valley, they said, Kulgam reported two deaths while Srinagar,

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No proposal to reduce or scrap honorarium of PRI, ULB representatives:LG

Baramulla, October 19: “J&K Government has initiated My Town My Pride programme with a prime agenda of empowering the Urban Local Bodies by reaching out to the urban population, with governance at their doorsteps and ensuring on spot redressal of their issues and grievances”, remarked Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha while taking part in the programme

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Cop shot dead by militants in Anantnag

Srinagar, Oct 19: A police officer was shot dead by militants in Kenalwan area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday evening. Official sources said that the militants attacked the officer, Inspector Mohammad Ashraf, as he was returning home after offering prayers. He was rushed to hospital in critical condition. However the doctors declared him brought

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427 new covid-19 cases take J&K’s covid-19 tally past 88000 mark

Srinagar, Oct 19 : Twenty one travelers were among 427 new covid-19 cases reported in J&K in last 24 hours, taking the overall tally to over 88000. Official sources said that 169 of these cases were reported from Jammu Division and 258 from Kashmir Valley which takes the total count to 88369 in J&K. Giving

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Gunfight starts in Shopian

Srinagar, Oct 19: A gunfight has started between militants and government forces in Melhura area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday. Reports said that a joint team of Police and army’s 55RR launched a cordon and search operation in Melhura amid reports about the presence of the militants. As the joint team of forces

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Disproportionate Asset Case: ACB file charge sheet against JE

Srinagar, Oct 19: The Anti Corruption Bureau on Monday filed a charge sheet against a junior engineer PHE in a disproportionate asset case registered against him. The case FIR (No. 31/2012) of police station VOK (now ACB Srinagar) was filed against the JE Bashir Bhat, PHE Division Shopian in 2012. The charge sheet was produced

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PLA Soldier Apprehended IN Ladakh, To Be Returned Back: Army

New Delhi: A Chinese army soldier was caught in Eastern sector of Ladakh, Army said on Monday. In a statement issued here, the army said that a PLA soldier identified as Corporal Wang Ya Long was apprehended in the Demchok sector of Eastern Ladakh today after he strayed across the LAC. “The PLA soldier has

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Alleged JKCA Scam: ED Again Questions Farooq

Srinagar: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is questioning National Conference president and parliamentarian Farooq Abdullah in connection with the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association scam. Reports said the former chief minister was being questioned at the ED office in Srinagar. The J&K Cricket Association scam concerns alleged misappropriation of Rs 43 crores and Farooq had been

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CRPF trooper injured in militant attack in Pulwama

Srinagar, Oct 19: A Paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force trooper was injured as militants fired upon a joint team of Police and CRPF near Gangoo area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday. A Police officer said that the CRPF trooper was immediately shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment even as the whole area

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Covid-19 claims 8 more lives, total 1381

Srinagar, Oct 18: Jammu and Kashmir reported eight more covid-19 related deaths in last 24 hours, taking the fatality count due to the virus to 1381. Among those who succumbed to the pestilence include four residents of Srinagar and one each belonged to Pulwama, Jammu, Doda and Kathua. Official sources said that among others the

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Navin Choudhary inaugurates Buyer- Seller meet at Srinagar

Srinagar, Oct 18: Principal Secretary, Horticulture Department, Navin Kumar Choudhary, today inaugurated a Buyer- Seller meet-cum-Horticulture Mela organized by the Department of Horticulture Kashmir on the pattern of Sunday market in the premises of Directorate of Horticulture Rajbagh Srinagar today. Director Horticulture Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat and other concerned officers and officials were present on

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Baseer Khan tees off Golf tourney, flags off adventure rally

Pahalgam, Oct 18: On the concluding day of the two day Autumn festival organized by the Directorate of Tourism, Kashmir, Advisor to Lt. Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan teed off Golf Tournament at the picturesque Lidder Valley Golf Course here today. Around 80 golfers from J&K and outside participated in the tournament. While teeing off the

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578 new covid-19 cases reported in J&K, total 87942

Srinagar, Oct 18: Eighteen travelers were among 578 fresh covid-19 cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir in the last 24 hours, taking the total count to 87942. Out of these cases, 193 were reported from Jammu Division and 385 from Kashmir Valley, officials said on Sunday. Giving district-wise details, they said, Srinagar reported 167 cases,

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CRPF trooper, civilian injured in Awantipora grenade blast: Police

Srinagar, Oct 18: A paramilitary CRPF and a civilian were injured in a grenade blast in Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday, officials said. “Today at about 1130 hours, Awantipora police received information about an incident at Sumo Stand Tral area of Awantipora where (militants) hurled a grenade upon joint deployment of Police

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JK To Have Elected DDC

Srinagar, Oct 17: Government today amended J&K Panchayati Raj Rules, 1996, to provide for establishment of elected District Development Councils in J&K. The move to have elected third tier of Panchayati Raj institution marks the implementation of the entire 73rd Amendment Act in J&K. District Development Councils will comprise members directly elected from 14 territorial

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HC Orders Eviction Of Illegal Occupiers Of Pahalgam Land

Srinagar, Oct 17: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed the Pahalgam Development Authority and the Revenue Department to “forthwith” initiate steps for eviction of the unauthorized occupants in Pahalgam. Hearing a Public Interest Litigation, a division bench of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Puneet Gupta said that in case “immediate action” was not

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Prof Talat chairs maiden meeting of CCPC’s Advisory Board

Srinagar, Oct 17: Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kashmir Prof Talat Ahmad on Saturday chaired the first Advisory Board Meeting (ABM) of the varsity’s prestigious Centre for Career Planning and Counselling (CCPC). The ABM was, among others, attended by Dean Academic Affairs Prof Akbar Masood, Registrar Dr Nisar Ahmed Mir, Dean College Development Council Prof

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ACB attaches property Of JE Having ‘3000%’ Transactions Disproportionate To His Income This Year

Srinagar, Oct 17: Anti Corruption Bureau on Saturday attached properties of former Chief Planning Officer Budgam and a Junior Engineer Housing Board Bemina Srinagar. According to ACB, a Case FIR No. 18/2019 was registered in police station ACB Srinagar against Noor Mohammad Wani, the then Chief Planning Officer Budgam for accumulation of assets disproportionate to

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Govt reviving tourism with ‘all precautions’: Advisor Baseer Khan

Pahalgam (Anantnag), October 17: The two day Autumn festival organized by the Directorate of Tourism, Kashmir commenced here this evening with a traditional opening. The festival would include an exhibition of village crafts drawn from the adjoining village tapestry of cottage craft and handicrafts, cuisine, fruits and other components of village economy. About 20 stalls

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Govt keen to encourage sports activities: Advisor Baseer Khan

Anantnag: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today said that government is very keen to encourage various sports activities while all the basic facilities would be provided for promotion of sports activities. He made the remarks while speaking at a prize distribution ceremony at Pahalgam among the finalists of a cycle race. The Cyclothon

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28 Travelers Among 610 Covid-19 Cases Reported In J&K, Total 87364

Srinagar, Oct 17: Jammu and Kashmir reported 610 fresh covid-19 cases including 28 travelers, taking the total tally to 87364, officials said on Saturday. They said that 247 were from Jammu Division and 363 from Kashmir. Giving the district wise details, they said, Srinagar reported 129 cases, Budgam 32, Baramulla 58, Pulwama 28, Kupwara 25,

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Militant Killed In Anantnag

Srinagar, Oct 17: One Hizbul Mujahideen militant was killed in encounter with government forces in Larnoo area in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district. Official sources that an AK-47 was also recovered from slain militant’s the possession. The identity and the group affiliation of the slain militant was yet to be ascertained, they said. Earlier, a joint

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13 Militants Killed, 2 Caught Alive This Month: IGP

Srinagar: Thirteen militants, four of them foreigners including top commander Saiffullah, were killed this month in Kashmir Valley, officials said. Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar said that two militants were caught alive in two separate operations in the last little over a fortnight so far. “13 (militants) were killed including 4 foreign nationals and

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SSB cautions job aspirants about fake notice

Jammu, Oct 6: Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Board (SSB) has cautioned the job aspirants about a fake notice being circulated on social media platform regarding downloading of Admit Cards for the OMR Based Objective Type Written Test Examination for the posts of Panchayat Accounts Assistant, saying that it is misleading and an act of

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LG approves use of Raj Bhavan’s helicopter free of costs for medical emergency evacuation of needy families

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 16: In another welfare measure for the underprivileged, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today approved the use of Raj Bhavan’s helicopter free of cost for emergency evacuation of patients living in the remote areas of the Union Territory. During his string of remote areas visits as part of the Back to Village programme, the

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Rahul Shrama posted Excise Commissioner J&K

Srinagar, Oct 16: Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday ordered transfer and posting of two KAS officers with immediate effect. According to an order issued here, Rahul Sharma (KAS), Managing Director, J&K Financial Corporation, has been transferred and posted as Excise Commissioner, J&K. Rajesh Kumar Shavan (KAS), Excise Commissioner, J&K, has been transferred and posted

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Corruption Cases: ACB Attaches Property Worth Crores

Srinagar, Oct 16: Anti Corruption Bureau Friday attached property worth crores of rupees belonging to Rakesh Kumar Pargal, the then Chief Supervisor, FCI Godown, Udhampur and former Incharge Vigilance Squad in Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs and Rattan Lal Tikoo, former MD SICOP. “On the basis of a preliminary enquiry to verify the facts

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40 travelers among 697 new covid-19 cases in J&K, total 86754

Srinagar, Oct 16: Forty travelers were among 697 new covid-19 cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 86754. Among the fresh cases, officials said that 312 were reported from Jammu Division and 385 from Kashmir Valley. Giving district-wise details, they said, Srinagar reported 155 cases, Budgam

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LG reviews preparedness for upcoming “My Town My Pride”

Srinagar: After the overwhelming response to Government’s Back to Village initiative, the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today reviewed the preparedness for the upcoming “My Town My Pride” initiative for the Municipal areas, here at Raj Bhavan. The two-day long programme will be held in Urban Local Bodies on 19th – 20th October, during which camps

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Militant caught alive during firefight in Chadoora, deserter SPO escapes

Srinagar, Oct 16: One militant was apprehended during a gunfight in Chadoora area of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Friday. Inspector-General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar said that the militant was caught along with an AK-47 rifle. He was an associate of deserter SPO fled from the SOG camp Chadoora with 2 AK-47 rifles three

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Absconding SSB Trooper Held In Home Town After 3 Days

Srinagar, Oct 16: Three days after “absconding” from a camp in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, a trooper of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) has been apprehended in the home town of Rajouri, officials said on Friday. A police official said that the constable Altaf Hussain (110734231) son of Alam Din of Rehan Koteranka Rajouri was apprehended

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CRPF trooper killed, 3 injured in Bandipora

Bandipora, Oct 16: A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel was killed while three others sustained Injuries in a road mishap in north Kashmir’s Bandipora District on Friday, officials said. Reports and officials said that one Gypsy of 03 battalion CRPF skidded off the road at Nasoo crossing of Bandipora this morning, resulting in on

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Nitin Gadkari initiates first blasting at Zojila Tunnel

Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha termed the ceremonial blasting of Zoji-la Tunnel as a ‘Turning point’ for the Union Territories of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh, which will not only make the emotional connections of regions to a new level but will also provide physical connectivity throughout the year. The Lt Governor was speaking on the

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Corruption free, transparent governance my priority: LG

‘List of borrowers, interest subvention being released within week SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 15: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today held a press conference here at Auditorium Complex, Raj Bhavan. While interacting with the media persons, the Lt Governor highlighted the achievements made in J&K on the developmental front in recent times. The Lt Governor observed that corruption-free

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Proper policy for revival, survival of tourism sector in place: Baseer informs meeting chaired by Union Tourism Minister

Srinagar, Oct 15: Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (IC) Prahlad Singh Patel today held a virtual meeting with the State Tourism Ministers and Administrators of Union Territories for revival of tourism activities across the country. Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan and Secretary Tourism, Youth Services and Sports, Sarmad Hafeez participated

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Govt transfers 9 officers

Srinagar, Oct 15: Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon (IAS) was among nine officers transferred by the government in Jammu and Kashmir in the interest of administration. As per separate orders, the 1993-batch IAS officer Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon, Principal Secretary to the Government, School Education Department, holding additional charge of Principal Secretary to the Government, Skill

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Gunmen shot at ex-militant in Pulwama

Srinagar, Oct 15: Unknown gunmen on Thursday evening fired upon a former militant at Kakapora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Official sources said that the unknown gunmen fired upon former militant namely Tanveer Sofi at Kakapora near J&K Bank, resulting in serious injury to him. He was immediately removed to Srinagar hospital for treatment.

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Prof Talat inaugurates national seminar on Shaikh-ul-Alam (RA)

Srinagar, Oct 15: The University of Kashmir Thursday organised a day-long seminar on ‘Analytical study of poems of Shaikh-ul-Alam (RA).’ Vice-Chancellor Prof Talat Ahmad presided over the inaugural session of the national-level seminar, organised by the varsity’s Markaz-i-Noor Centre for Sheikh-ul-Alam Studies (CSAS). “There is a huge scope for propagating and adhering to the rich

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32 travelers among 648 new covid-19 cases in J&K, total 86057

Srinagar, Oct 15: Thirty-two travelers were among 648 new novel coronavirus cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir in last 24 hours, taking the total count to 86057. Official sources said that 268 of them were from Jammu Division and 380 from Kashmir Valley. Giving district wise details, Srinagar reported 182 cases, Budgam 39, Baramulla 32,

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