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Advisor Baseer Khan condemns killing of BDC chairman

Srinagar: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan has strongly condemned the brutal killing of Block Development Council (BDC) Chairman of Khag Budgam, Bhupinder Singh. Calling it a cowardly act, the Advisor said that those behind the killing are the enemies of humanity and will be brought to book. He said that every effort will

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Recruitment to PM package posts accelerated

Srinagar, September 23: The Administrative Council (AC) which met under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, today approved the re-allocation of 1997 number of unfilled supernumerary posts for recruitment of registered Kashmiri migrants and non migrant Kashmiri Pandits, who are willing to serve and settle down in Kashmir under the Prime Minister’s Package. The

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AC Approves Polls To Vacant Sarpanch, Panch Vacancies

Srinagar, Sept 23: The Administrative Council (AC) which met under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, today approved the proposal of the Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj to issue a notification for conducting elections to vacant Sarpanch/Panch constituencies. The detailed schedule will be finalised by the election authority. Filling of the vacant

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BDC Khag Shot Dead

Srinagar, Sept 23: Block development councilor (BDC) of Khag Budgam was shot dead near his ancestral residence at Dalwash village in the Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Wednesday late evening. A senior police officer said that the BDC chairman Bhupinder Singh left two PSOs in police station khag and left for an ancestral home alone

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3 KAS Officers Among 4 Transferred

Srinagar, Sept 23: The J&K Government on Wednesday ordered transfer of three KAS officers besides present Administrator, Auqaf Islamia Jammu, in the interest of administration. As per separate orders, Pankaj Gupta (KAS), Officer on Special Duty with Advisor (S) to the Lieutenant Governor, has been transferred and shall await further orders of adjustment in the

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Covid-19: J&K Report 1249 New Cases, More Than Double Recoveries

Srinagar, Sep 23: 62 travelers, sixteen paramilitary men and two doctors were among 1249 new novel coronavirus cases in Jammu and Kashmir in last 24 hours, taking the total count to 67510. During the same, official sources said that J&K had more than double recoveries as 2796 patients have recovered and were discharged from various

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Govt shall encourage ‘actual’ developmental initiatives, not mere announcements: LG

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 23: “Jan Abhiyan is a mechanism to ensure on-spot redressal of public grievances. It is a step towards bringing governance to People’s doorstep for efficient Public Service Delivery”, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha made these remarks while addressing a public gathering in Akhnoor today. The Lt Governor took part in the ongoing ‘Jan Abhiyan’

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Militants attack in Pulwama, no loss of life or injury

Srinagar, Sept 23: Suspected militants on Wednesday fired upon security forces in main town Pulwama of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Official sources said that militants fired upon security forces in the main town Pulwama. However, in this incident no loss of life or injury has been reported so far. As this report was being filed

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18 More Die Due To Covid-19, Toll 1044

Srinagar, Sept 22: Jammu and Kashmir reported eighteen more covid-19 related deaths in last 24 hours, taking its fatality count 1044. Among the victims, official sources said that nine each belonged to Jammu and Kashmir divisions. They said 68-year-old woman from Pattan Baramulla died at SKIMS Soura, 11 days after admitted to the tertiary care

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5 Persons Killed in Doda, Baramulla 2 Accidents

Jammu/Srinagar, Sep 22: Five persons including two women were killed in two separate accidents in Doda and Baramulla districts. Three persons were killed and four others were injured when a load carrier they were travelling in met with an accident in Doda district of Jammu region on Tuesday night. Official sources said Tata Mobile vehicle

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Lok Sabha Passes Jammu & Kashmir Official Language Bill

Jammu: The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the Jammu and Kashmir Official Language bill, 2020, to introduce Hindi, Kashmiri and Dogri as official languages in the Union Territory, in addition to Urdu and English. The bill also states that the existing institutional mechanisms such as the Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, Jammu and Kashmir,

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Non-symptomatic patients to be discharged after 10 days sans testing

Jammu: The Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam today chaired a meeting to take stock of efforts toward mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic and review the related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and policies. Administrative Secretaries of departments of Health & Medical Education, Agriculture Production & Farmers Welfare, and Revenue, besides Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Commissioner, JMC, Mission

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KPDCL decides to replace wires, wooden poles worth Rs 40 crore

Srinagar, Sept: Principal Secretary Power Development & Information Departments, Rohit Kansal today chaired the first Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL) here. The Principal Secretary commended the company for completing all the financial statements within the deadline. He asked the officers to make the company vibrant by incorporating a HR

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Former Ministers, Legislators Meet LG

Jammu, Sep 22: Continuing his public outreach programme at Jammu, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today met former Ministers, ex- Legislators, political leaders, and public delegations here at Raj Bhavan and took stock of their concerning issues and grievances. Delegation of BJP leaders led by Sh Ravinder Raina comprising of former Minister, Dr. Devinder Kumar Manyal

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1235 new covid-19 cases in J&K, total 66261

Srinagar, Sept 22: Jammu and Kashmir reported 1235 new novel coronavirus cases, taking the total count to 66261. Giving district-wise breakup of the cases, official sources said that Srinagar reported 210, Budgam 59, Baramulla 30, Pulwama 62, Anantnag 28, Bandipora 36, Kupwara 22, Ganderbal 21, Kulgam 12, Shopian 19, Jammu 253, Rajouri 68, Udhampur 64,

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Militant killed as Charar-e-Shareef Gunfight Resumes

Srinagar, Sept 22: One unidentified militant was killed as the overnight gunfight in Charar-e-Shareef area in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Tuesday. An army soldier was injured in the initial gunfight with militants last evening, officials said. The operation was suspended owing to darkness while mobile internet services in the entire Budgam district were snapped

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Democracies world over come together to share experiences of conducting elections during Covid 19

NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 21: On completion of one year of Chairmanship of the Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB), Election Commission of India today hosted an International Webinar on the Theme ‘‘Issues, Challenges and Protocols for Conducting Elections during COVID-19 : Sharing Country Experiences’. It was an occasion for democracies world over to come together

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KEG anguished over Journalist’s summon by police cyber cell

Srinagar, Sept 21: Kashmir Editors Guild has expressed anguish and pain over the reported abuse of journalist Auqib Javed by the police, managing the cyber cell in Srinagar. Auqib, an accredited journalist, had been summoned over a story that was published by an on-line news portal in Delhi. The Guild said though the responsibility of

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Effective NEP implementation will make J&K dynamic knowledge society: LG

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 21: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha inaugurated a Second Conference on the Implementation of National Education Policy (NEP-2020) at Zorawar Singh Auditorium of Jammu University here today. The conference was jointly organised by the Jammu University and the Department of Higher Education. At the occasion, Union Education Minister, Sh Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, through a

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Gunfight breaks out in Budgam

Srinagar, Sept 21: A gunfight started between militants and government forces in Charar-e-Shareef area in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Monday. A joint team of Police, Army and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in the area amid specific information about the presence of militants. As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired

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J&K reports 1036 fresh covid-19 cases, tally tops 65000

Srinagar, Sep 21: Jammu and Kashmir reported 1036 new novel coronavirus in last 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the total count of the infections to 65026. Among the cases, 563 were confirmed from Jammu and 473 from Kashmir Valley. Giving the district wise details, official sources said that Srinagar reported 141 cases, Budgam

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Supplements don’t boost immunity against Covid-19: DAK

Srinagar, Sep 21: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Monday said supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbs do not boost immunity to ward off Covid-19 infection. “There is no scientific evidence to suggest that supplements boost the immune system against Covid-19,” said DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan. “One of the misconceptions doing

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Advisor Sharma, Prof Talat bat for early NEP implementation

Srinagar, Sep 21: The New Education Policy-2020 will be greatly advantageous for the teachers, researchers and students alike, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kashmir Prof Talat Ahmad has said, and asserted that all the stakeholders will have to work together to ensure its early implementation. Addressing the valedictory ceremony of a day-long conference, organised by

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LG Calls For Timely Implementation Of Key NEP Provisions: LG

Srinagar, Sept 20: “National Education Policy 2020 is not only a historic and holistic document but for the first time, has been created as a reflection of aspirations of the parents, teachers, students, and education experts, which aims to address the challenges for the coming generations,” Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha remarked while inaugurating the “Brainstorming

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Death Toll Due To Covid-19 Crosses 1000 Mark In J&K

Srinagar, Sept 20: Jammu and Kashmir reported eighteen deaths due to covid-19, taking its fatality count to 1005, officials said on Sunday. They said that nine deaths each were reported from Kashmir Valley and Jammu division. Four of the deaths were reported at SKIMS Soura while others at SMHS and CD hospitals here. They said

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77 travelers among 1457 new covid-19 cases in J&K, total 63990

Srinagar, Sept 20: 77 travelers were among 1457 fresh covid-19 cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir in the last 24 hours, taking its total count to 63990. Official sources said that 817 cases were from Jammu and 640 from Kashmir Valley. Giving breakup of the cases, they said, Srinagar reported 228, Budgam 78, Baramulla 86,

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NEP is like an academic lake: President

Srinagar, Sep 20: The University of Kashmir and J&K’s Higher Education Department (HED) Sunday organised a daylong conference to discuss various aspects of the New Education Policy-2020 to enable its timely implementation in the Union Territory. President Ram Nath Kovind was the Chief Guest at the conference titled “Brainstorming on implementation of NEP-2020 in Jammu

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Sopore Youth’s Death: IO Asks Family, People To Record Statement

Srinagar, Sept 20: The inquiry officer into “alleged custodial killing of a youth by police” has asked relatives and people having knowledge about the incident to record their statements from today. Mohd Ahsaan (KAS), Additional District Magistrate Baramulla, has been appointed by the Deputy Commissioner Baramulla to conduct a magisterial enquiry to “ascertain the causes

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Covid-19: Central health team for focus on non-pharmaceutical measures

Jammu: A high-level Central team in presence of Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar, today reviewed and discussed Covid-19 Control measures in Jammu division with the Divisional Commissioner, Deputy Commissioners and senior health Department functionaries in the backdrop of recent spike in the positive cases. The meeting held through video conference focused on strengthening

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Youth, 20 Others Fall Victim To Covid-19; J&K Toll 989

Srinagar, Sept 19:: A 25-year-old youth was among 21 more people who succumbed to covid-19 in last 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir, taking its fatality count to 989. Official sources said among the victims, seven were residents of Kashmir and 14 from Jammu division. Among the fatalities from Jammu includes a 68-year-old woman from

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Rs 72000 fine slapped on Brick Kilns

Kulgam: The Legal Metrology, Kulgam Slapped a fine of Rs 72000 (Seventy Two Thousand) on Brick Kilns for overcharging and supplying undersize Bricks to the Consumers. Legal Metrology Department, Kulgam led by Assistant Controller, Mohammad Muzaffar Wani, Carried out the surprise inspection on various Brick Kilns across the District. During the inspection various Brick Kilns

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Govt warns against use of synthetic food colours

Srinagar, Sept 19: On Saturday, Additional Commissioner Food Safety Legal cum Intelligence, Kashmir warned public at large and those who are organizing feast on marriage ceremony and other occasions not to use any kind of synthetic food colour in the preparation of Wazawan served to guests. Addition of such colours to any of the dishes

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35 travelers among 1492 cases in J&K, total 62533

Srinagar, Sept 19: Jammu and Kashmir reported 1492 fresh covid-19 cases including 70 security men, 35 travelers and five minors, taking the total tally to 62533. Among them, 831 cases were from Jammu division and 661 from Kashmir Valley, official sources said. Giving district-wise breakup of the cases, they said, Srinagar reported 192, Budgam 68,

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Govt announces Rs. 1350 crore financial package for revival of businesses

50 % waiver of fixed charges in electricity and water tariff SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 19: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Kumar Sinha today announced a mega relief and revival package of Rs 1350 crore to help the J&K business sector to tide over their problems. In a press conference at Srinagar, the Lt Governor announced a package of

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5 IAS, 2 KAS officers transferred; Sarmad Hafeez Gets Additional Charge Of Admin Secretary Tourism

Srinagar, Sept 19: Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday ordered transfer of seven officers with immediate effect in the interest of administrations. Bipul Pathak (IAS), Principal Secretary to the Government, Information Technology Department, holding additional charge of Principal Secretary to the Government, Science & Technology Department, CEO, JaKeGA and CEO, JAKEDA, has been transferred and

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2014 lethpora attack: NIA attaches House belonging to father of arrested ‘JeM OGW’

Srinagar, Sept 19: National Investigation Agency on Saturday ordered attaching of a property belonging to Nazir Ahmad Reshi, the father of Irshad Ahmad Reshi who was arrested by the NIA for his alleged involvement in the Lethpura attack on CRPF Group Centre that left five paramilitary personnel and three militants dead in December 2014. Ravinder

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3 militants from south Kashmir arrested in Rajouri

Jammu, Sept 19: Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested three militants from Rajouri district of Jammu division. A police officer said a joint operation was launched by police and security forces at Gurjan Bala Rajouri. Three militants, Rahil Bashir alias “Ayaan Bhai” of Pulwama, Amir Jaan alias “Hamza” of Kakapora Pulwama and Hafiz Yunus

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15 shops gutted in Banihal’s Khari market

Jammu, Sept 19: Around 15 shops were gutted in Khari market of Banihal tehsil in Ramban district of Jammu division, officials said on Saturday. The fire started mysteriously and engulfed around 15 shops midnight, they said. Locals and police rushed to the spot along with fire tenders, which doused the fire but not before the

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Suresh Raina To Set Up Cricket Academy In J&K

Srinagar, Sep 18: International cricketer Suresh Raina today called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha here today. The celebrity cricketer, on the request of Lt Governor, agreed to set up five schools in Kashmir division and an equal number in Jammu division to train the aspiring cricketers, particularly the youngsters from remote areas of the UT.

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NTs To Issue Domicile Certificates To PRC Holders

Sinha Timelines For Digitization Of Revenue Records, The Certificates Srinagar, Sept 18: The government is authorizing Naib Tehsildars to issue Domicile Certificates to PRC holders and their family members. The decision was announced by Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha at a meeting while reviewing the working of Revenue department and the Auqaf. Advisors to Lt Governor,

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Samoon launches ‘Safe School Pilot Programme’

Srinagar: Principal Secretary, School Education and Skill Development, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon today launched a comprehensive ‘School Safety Programme’ here at Model GGHSS Nawakadal. Speaking on the occasion, the Principal Secretary said that the programme will be a landmark to ensure safety of all children and teachers of schools of Jammu and Kashmir. He said

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Advisor Baseer Khan listens people’s issues at Jammu

Assures outcome-based disposal of grievances JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 18: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today chaired a public interaction programme here in which over hundred people including depuations and individuals apprised him of their problems. The depuations, including J&K Electrical Engineering Graduates Association, Combine Group of Engineers, PDD Casual Labourers Union, representatives of Jr.

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KCC&I Welcomes HC Order On Election

Srinagar: Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry today welcomed the directions of the Hon’ble High Court for facilitation of elections in the august body, as was prayed for by the KCC&I.                    As per a spokesman of the traders body the High Court in it’s order has

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Rs 65000 fine slapped on Brick Kiln owners in Pulwama

Pulwama, Sept 18: A team comprising Assistant Controller Legal Metrology and officials from Revenue Department today slapped a fine of Rs. 65,000 against few brick kiln owners who were found involved in selling bricks at exorbitant rates. Acting upon the instructions given by Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Dr Raghav Langer the team conducted a surprise visit

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1330 new cases take J&K’s covid-19 tally to 61041

Srinagar, Sept 18: Jammu and Kashmir reported 1330 fresh cases of novel coronavirus in last 24 hours, taking its tally to past 60000 mark. With 70 travelers among them, 672 cases were from Jammu Division and 658 from Kashmir Valley as overall count reached 61041. This is for the fifteenth day in a row that

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July 18 Shopian Encounter: Army Says AFSPA Powers ‘Exceeded’

Srinagar, Sept 18: Army on Friday said that a high-level Court of Inquiry set up by it into the July 18 encounter at Amshipora Shopian has concluded, bringing out “certain prima facie evidence indicating that during the operation, powers vested under the AFSPA 1990 were exceeded. Also, Defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said that inquiry

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4 drug peddlers held, 6kgs cocaine worth crores recovered in Baramulla

Srinagar, Sept 18: Police on Friday recovered cocaine weighing about 6 kilograms on the disclosure of four persons arrested by it in Baramulla district of north Kashmir, officials said. The drugs are said to be worth crores of rupees. A police officer said that Police arrested four suspected persons at Old Town Baramulla and on

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