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17-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Soldier accused of braid chopping, tension in J&K town

Tension gripped Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara town on Tuesday after the army rescued a soldier, whom people accused of being involved in a braid chopping incident.A large crowd built up in the area after he was rescued from a mob the members of which were ruthlessly...

16-Oct-2017 Srinagar

Delegation of J&K Wattan Parast Front meets Governor

A delegation of J&K Wattan Parast Front comprising Sh. Khalid Tufail, (President); Sh. Vikram Singh (Provincial Secretary); Sh. Peer Muzamil (Press and Publicity Secretary); Sh. Mohammad Younis (Central Zone President) and other Executive members of...

16-Oct-2017 Srinagar

Chief Minister meets Governor

Mehbooba Mufti, Chief Minister, met Governor N. N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today afternoon. Chief Minister and Governor discussed several important issues relating to functioning of courts and higher education institutions, time-bound implementation of road...

16-Oct-2017 Srinagar

Kashmiri militants can surrender even during gunfights: Police

The Jammu and Kashmir Police said on Monday that surrenders by local militants will be accepted even if these are made during gun battles with security forces.Addressing the media with officials of the Army and the CRPF, Inspector General of Police Munir...

16-Oct-2017 Srinagar

Handicraft promotion to address unemployment: Nizam-ud-Din Bhat

Vice Chairman for Handloom Development Corporation, Nizam-ud-Din Bhat today said that massive publicity drive and planned use of knowledge and resource for promotion of art and craft of the State can immensely help in meeting the challenge of unemployment...

16-Oct-2017 Srinagar

Chief Secretary reviews progress of USB Rail Link Project

Chief Secretary, B B Vyas Monday chaired the 4th Apex Committee meeting here to review the progress of Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) Project.Principal Secretary PDD, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Deputy Commissioner,...

16-Oct-2017 Jammu

Dr. Nirmal Singh chairs DDB Samba meeting

Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh, chaired a review meeting of District Development Board Samba, here today.Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash, MP Shamsher Singh Manhas, Vice-Chairman, State Board for Development of Scheduled Castes,...

16-Oct-2017 Srinagar

Non-Gazetted employees of DIPR constitute Employees Welfare Union

The employees of Department of Information and Public Relations, J&K Government today held a first general body meeting for the welfare of the non-gazetted employees of the department.The meeting was convened to discuss various issues pertaining to the...

16-Oct-2017 Srinagar

Braid-chopping: No lie-detector tests of victims: IGP Munir Khan

Police on Monday presented three alleged militants before reporters during a joint press conference organized by local police, Army and Para-military Central Reserve Police Force.While seeking information from general public about the alleged bank robbers,...

16-Oct-2017 Srinagar

Braid Chopping fallout:No let up in protests and clashes

With no let up in braid chopping incidents in Kashmir Valley, protests spark in many parts while life was paralyzed for several hours in Sopore and Pampore areas of Northern and Southern parts of Valley on Monday.Reports said that youth enforced a shutdown...

16-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Karbala tragedy a call for empathy : Molvi Imran Raza Ansari

Minister for Information Technology, Technical Education, Youth Services and Sports, Molvi Imran Raza Ansari today said tragic episode of Karbala is a call for empathy and for standing up against injustice.The Minister was addressing a day-long congregation at...

16-Oct-2017 JAMMU

Choudhary Lal Singh releases book titled ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’

Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh, today released a book titled ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ authored by Engineer Suniya Gupta at a function held here this morning.Chief Conservator of Forests, Farooq Gillani, besides a large number...

16-Oct-2017 JAMMU

Kathak imbibed in Indian culture, needs patronage : Priya Sethi

Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Department of Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks, Priya Sethi today said that Kathak is one of the ten major forms of Indian classical dances that is performed all over the world.This dance...

16-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Special Summary Revision of Electoral Rolls

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has instructed the State Government, through a Circular, that the officers and officials connected with Special Summary Revision of Electoral rolls should not be transferred from their place of posting without prior...

16-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

15-day workshop on 'Documentary Filmmaking' concludes at Media Complex

Director Information and Public Relations, Muneer-ul-Islam today said the Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) is diversifying its activities and has started organizing innovative and market-driven training programmes and workshops for the media...

16-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Measures afoot to revamp JK's walnut industry : Syed Basharat Bukhari

In bid to boost horticulture sector of the state, Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Bukhari today said that multi-pronged approach needs to be adopted for ensuring better yield, brand building and marketing of the walnut produces across the state.The...

16-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Finance Department for speeding-up expenditure to meet time-lines

The Finance Department has called for expediting the pace of expenditure by the Government Departments in view of early release of funds this fiscal in pursuance to the announcement by the Finance Minister, Dr Haseeb Drabu in his budget speech in the State...

15-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Northeast emerging as new 'StartUp' destination: Dr Jitendra Singh

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has said that the Northeast is fast emerging as the...

15-Oct-2017 Kishtwar

DC Kishtwar visits Padder, listens to people’s issues

District Development Commissioner Kishtwar Angrez Singh Rana today called upon public to cooperate with the departments in removing bottlenecks hampering developmental works. He also warned that law shall take its own course against the persons involved in causing...

15-Oct-2017 Srinagar

JKSJA holds sensitization programme in Srinagar

In its endeavor to strengthen the Judicial, Administrative Institutions and improve necessary skills and efficiency of all stakeholders of Justice Delivery System, Jammu & Kashmir State Judicial Academy today organized One Day Sensitization Programme...

15-Oct-2017 Kupwara

Abdul Haq Khan lays foundation of 17 km road in Kupwara

Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj Law and Justice on Sunday laid foundation stone of 17 kilometre Khumriyal-Shumriyal-Dooniwari-Surigam road at an estimated cost of Rs 15 crore in Kupwara district.Fulfilling a long pending demand of about a dozen...

15-Oct-2017 Budgam

Naeem Akhtar visits Chrar-e-Sharief shrine

Minister for Public Works, Naeem Akhtar, today directed the concerned to immediately start construction work on the Rs 12 crore drainage project surrounding the shrine of Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Wali (RA) at Chrar-e-Sharief here.The Minister issued these instructions...

15-Oct-2017 Jammu

Govt focused on JK’s holistic development: Kavinder Gupta

Speaker Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta today said that the Government was focused on development of every part of the state, particularly upgrading of basic amenities and raising socio-economic status of people.He was speaking at a...

15-Oct-2017 Jammu

Dr. Nirmal Singh inaugurates JKPWWA Diwali Mela

Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh today inaugurated two-day Diwali Mela being organized by Jammu and Kashmir Police Wives Welfare Association (PWWA) here at Gulshan Ground.It for the first time Jammu and Kashmir Police have organized a Diwali Mela at such...

15-Oct-2017 Samba

Upgrading connectivity Govt’s top agenda : Chander Parkash Ganga

Minister for industries and commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga today reiterated that upgrading and expansion of surface connectivity was on top of government’s development agenda as road connectivity is a key to overall development.Interacting with the people after...

14-Oct-2017 Kulgam

Cop killed in militant attack

A police man was killed and two others including an Assistant Sub Inspector were injured after suspected militants attacked a police vehicle in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district.Police sources told news agency CNS that a security vehicle that had gone along...

14-Oct-2017 Samba

Chander Parkash Ganga inaugurates folk dance festival at Samba Fort

The Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash inaugurated  Folk Dance festival on concluding day of  ‘Beti Bachao  Beti Padhao Week’ here at historic Samba Fort. The festival was organized by District Administration in collaboration...

14-Oct-2017 Gulmarg

Dir Tourism reviews preparations for Gulmarg winter sports activities

Director Tourism Kashmir Mahmood A Shah reviewed the preparations for the upcoming winter sports activities at famous ski resort Gulmarg in a meeting held today at Gulmarg Club.MLA Gulmarg Mohammad Abbas Wani was also present on the occasion.The meeting was attended...

14-Oct-2017 Srinagar

Naeem Akhtar visits family of Late Sheikh Maqbool

Minister for Public Works Naeem Akhtar today visited the bereaved family of former Law Minister Sheikh Maqbool in Baramulla.The Minister recounted the good work done by the legal luminary and said that he will be remembered for a long time. He said the former...

14-Oct-2017 Kathua

Dr. Nirmal Singh reviews Diwali arrangements at Kathua

Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh today advised the officers to motivate people to associate the celebration of Diwali festival with cleanliness and sanitation campaign as this festival has special significance in people’s lives.He said that students...

14-Oct-2017 Jammu

POPSKs in all districts soon : Dr. Jitendra Singh

 Union Minister of State in PMO and Development of North Eastern Region, Dr. Jitendra Singh today said the government is going to open Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) in every district of the country.The Union Minister was addressing a gathering after...

14-Oct-2017 Srinagar

Braid Chopping:Clashes and protests in different parts of Valley

 The fresh braid chopping incidents continue to spark protest while in Boniyar Uri area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district at least 7 persons suffered pellet injuries when police after taking custody of an alleged braid chopper used force to disperse protesters....

14-Oct-2017 Pulwama

Two militants and a civilian killed in South Kashmir

During a gunfight in Littar area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday, two Lashkar-e-Toiba militants including a senior commander were killed while during post gunfight violent clashes a civilian lost his life.    Police said the two militants...

14-Oct-2017 Poonch

MLA Haveli inaugurates LMD Lab

Member legislative Assembly, Shah Mohammad Tantray inaugurated newly constructed standard Lab of Legal Metrology Department, here today.  He thanked & complimented J&K Housing Board & LMD department on behalf of FCS&CA & Information...

14-Oct-2017 Srinagar

Haji Anayat Ali inaugurates renovated LC meeting hall

Newly renovated meeting hall of Legislative Council at Legislature Complex Srinagar was inaugurated by Chairman Haji Anayat Ali today in the presence of Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri and Minister for PWD, Naeem Akhtar.Secretary Legislative...

14-Oct-2017 Srinagar

Abdul Haq Khan directs suspension of 2 RDD employees

Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Abdul Haq on Saturday directed to put two employees of RDD under suspension for misconduct in their duties.Rashid Ahmad of Chandil block has been put under suspension after a video emerged showing the Junior Assistant...

14-Oct-2017 Jammu

Lal Singh for creating awareness on importance of tree plantation

Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh today inspected the plantation drive launched on national highway along Samba- Kathua stretch and its peripheral areas.He asked the forest functionaries to personally monitor the ongoing plantation...

14-Oct-2017 Srinagar

Engineers’ delegation calls on Haseeb Drabu

A delegation of All J&K Engineering Graduates Coordination Committee called on Minister for Finance, Employment & Labour, Dr Haseeb Drabu here today and apprised him of the issues confronting the engineering fraternity in the State.The delegation...

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