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20-Apr-2018 Jammu

Mission UMEED making inroads to eradicate poverty : Abdul Haq Khan

Minister for Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Abdul Haq today stated that the Mission UMEED has made inroads to eradicate poverty in rural areas across the state.The Minister was speaking during an interactive session with resource persons and trainees...

20-Apr-2018 Jammu

Chief Secretary chairs 106thFAC Meeting

The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) headed by Chief Secretary, B B Vyas Friday in its 106thmeeting cleared several proposals of urgent developmental and public importance, on the specified terms and conditions.Financial Commissioner Revenue, Lokesh Dutt...

20-Apr-2018 Jammu

Chief Secretary reviews Durbar Move arrangements

Chief Secretary, BB Vyas today reviewed the arrangements made in connection with the annual Durbar move from Jammu to Srinagar with the opening of offices scheduled on May 07 in the summer capital.The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary to Chief Minister...

20-Apr-2018 Ramban

MLA Ramban distributes LPG connections

As part of the ongoing nationwide Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, Ujjwala Divas was celebrated at Ramban, here today.AD FCS&CA, G.R Lone, DGM, IOC, PamposhWatal and Manager IOC, Rakesh Tikku besides other officers were present on the occasion.MLA Ramban, Neelam...

20-Apr-2018 Srinagar

Omar Abdullah calls ‘heckling incident’ a ‘Tamasha’

A video has gone viral which shows some Kashmiri Americans heckle National Conference leader Omar Abdullah when he was coming out from the University of California in Berkley after delivering a speech.Omar Abdullah termed it a tamasha. “I had a great session...

20-Apr-2018 Srinagar

Rains lash Kashmir,roads inundated

Rain lash Kashmir Valley yet again on Friday while some parts in upper reaches received fresh snowfall.Reports said that Kashmir Valley on Friday received rainfall resulting in the dip in day temperatures. Besides, rainfall in plains, the upper reaches received...

20-Apr-2018 Jammu

Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali inspects Gujjar, Bakerwal hostels

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumers Affairs (FCS&CA) & Tribal Affairs, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today directed the officers of Tribal Affairs Department to prepare Detail Project Report (DPR) for the construction of additional blocks at Gujjar...

20-Apr-2018 Jammu

Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali launches extended PMUY scheme

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumers Affairs (FCS&CA) & Tribal Affairs, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today urged the people to come forward and avail benefit from welfare schemes launched by state and centre government for improving their socio-economic...

20-Apr-2018 Srinagar

Javid Mustafa Mir takes stock of situation following heavy downpour

Minister for Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Floriculture, Javaid Mustafa Mir took stock of the situation due to continued rainfall here today. He asked officers to ensure minimum disruption of services.He asked Divisional Commissioner...

20-Apr-2018 Jammu

Tassaduq Hussain Mufti for upgrading Kashmir Golf Course

Minister for Tourism, Tassaduq Hussain Mufti today convened a meeting regarding development and maintenance of Kashmir Golf Course.Minister for Finance Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari and Minister for Revenue Abdul Rehman Veeri were also present in the meeting.The...

20-Apr-2018 Leh

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Divas organized in Leh

Like in the 15000 centres across the country, Ujjwala Divas, Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat, Kuch Sikho Kuch Sikhao was organized in 10 places in Leh district here today.In Leh town the program was organized by IOCL and HPCL at Seynam Gongma...

20-Apr-2018 Kupwara

Slew of activities under Gram Swaraj Abhiyan held in Kupwara

The celebration of "Gram Swaraj Abhiyan" is being held with great enthusiasm in north Kashmir's Kupwara district. An activity calendar has already been circulated for the Abhiyan since 14th April and the programme will conclude on 5th May 2018.As part of...

19-Apr-2018 Srinagar

Students protest continue in Valley

Student protests continued in parts of Kashmir even after the closure of educational institutions in restive districts on Thursday.Commuters faced a lot of inconvenience when students blocked road near Zainakot Mustafa Abad. The students were protesting against...

19-Apr-2018 Jammu

Tassaduq Hussain Mufti orders attachment of Director SKICC

Minister for Tourism Tassaduq Hussain Mufti today ordered attachment of Director Sher-e-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC) Yasmeen Khan along with engineering staff.The Minister issued the orders in connection with the allegations against the officer(s)...

19-Apr-2018 Jammu

Make Mission Indradhanush grand success : Dr Pawan Kotwal

Principal Secretary, Health and Medical Education, Dr Pawan Kotwal today directed the concerned officers to work in synergy with the line departments for the success of MissionIndradhanush (MI)- a massive polio immunization drive being launched in 124 identified...

19-Apr-2018 Jammu

Chief Secretary reviews law and order situation

Chief Secretary Mr B B Vyas today called for improving coordination, contact and vigil to maintain peace and harmony across the State, while reviewing the law and order situation with the Deputy Commissioners and District Superintendents of Police across the...

19-Apr-2018 Poonch

Information Department accords warm sendoff to outgoing DIO

District Information Centre accorded a warm send off to outgoing district information officer, Abid Husain, in a function organized here today.On the occasion, participants lauded his professionalism of the officer and said that officer was instrumental in disseminating...

19-Apr-2018 Jammu

Tassaduq Mufti calls for preserving JK’s distinct heritage character

Advocating proper preservation of heritage sites in the state, the Minister for Tourism Tassaduq Hussain Mufti today said that heritage informs about how people lived in past and encourage the coming generation to learn from their experiences and achievements.“There...

19-Apr-2018 Jammu

Ram Nath Kovind visits Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, today visited the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Deviji and paid obeisance at the Sanctum Sanctorum.Mr. Kovind prayed for the progress and prosperity of the people of the country.The President was accompanied...

19-Apr-2018 Srinagar

MLA Eidgah Mubarak Gul inaugurates RBSK child screening camp

Member Legislative Assembly from Eidgah Constituency, Mubarak Gul today inaugurated ‘Child Screening Camp’ held under centrally-sponsored scheme Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) at Government Boys Higher Secondary School Palpora here.The camp was organized...

19-Apr-2018 Jammu

Qaiser Jamsheed Lone chairs LC panel meeting

The maiden meeting of the House Committee of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council constituted to look into certain issues of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-Jammu (SKUAST-J) was convened here today under the Chairmanship...

18-Apr-2018 Jammu

Mehbooba Mufti hosts civic reception for Ram Nath Kovind

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today praised the people of Jammu for upholding the tenets of harmony, inclusive sense, amity and brotherhood despite severe provocations and defeating the evil designs of miscreants.Speaking at the civic reception hosted in...

18-Apr-2018 Srinagar

No let up in student protests against rape-murder of Kathua minor girl

At least twenty persons, mostly students, were injured as protests over justice for minor Kathua girl turned violent in south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Wednesday. The protests and clashes were also received from other districts of Jammu and Kashmir.Reports...

18-Apr-2018 Srinagar

Kathua Rape and Murder: Dozens wounded in violent clashes in Kashmir

Student protests against Kathua rape and murder incident continue to rock Kashmir Valley even as authorities had ordered closure of some colleges but at different places clashes between students and government forces turned violent particularly in South Kashmir’s...

18-Apr-2018 katra

Mehbooba Mufti addresses 6th convocation of SMVD University

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today asked universities to act as nurseries of good citizens and not mere examining bodies distributing degrees.Addressing the 6th Convocation of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi (SMVD) University here today, the Chief Minister said universities...

18-Apr-2018 Jammu

President arrives on 2-day visit to JK, Received by Governor, CM

President Ram Nath Kovind, accompanied by First Lady Savita Kovind today arrived here on 2-day visit to the winter capital of the state.Governor N N Vohra, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Speaker Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta, Chairman Legislative Council...

18-Apr-2018 Kulgam

DC Kulgam flags off ‘Swachhta Rath’ rally

Deputy Commissioner Kulgam Sajad Hussain Ganie today flagged off the "Swachhta Rath" rally here from the premises of DC Office Complex.The programme was attended ADC, ACD, DPO, CEO and other District Officers. Under Swaraj Gram Abhiyan a three-week long programme...

18-Apr-2018 Shopian

DDC Shopian reviews progress under CAPEX Budget

District Developmental Commissioner (DDC) Shopian, Gazanfar Ali today chaired a meeting to review the pace and progress made on development works under CAPEX Budget (2017-18) and Chief Minister’s directions for the district passed during her public outreach programme.Among...

18-Apr-2018 Srinagar

Divisional Commissioner Baseer Ahmad Khan reviews traffic management

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today said that the continuous drive against roadside encroachments, illegal vendors and violators of traffic laws is showing the positive effect and the drive needs to be sustained to achieve the final goal of...

17-Apr-2018 Srinagar

Anganwadi Workers Protests demanding justice for Asifa

Anganwadi workers and helpers of the ICDS projects of State Social Welfare Department also took to streets.Meanwhile, similar reports of peaceful protests by students were received from other parts of the state including Doda, Rajouri, Kishtwar, Poonch, Banihal,...

17-Apr-2018 Srinagar

Traders Association Protests demanding justice for Asifa

Traders Association Maisuma and Kokar Bazar Srinagar protested against the eight-year-old girl.Chanting anti-Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) slogans, the trade body members demanded hanging of the culprits along with arresting the...

17-Apr-2018 Srinagar

All BJP ministers set to resign

All the BJP ministers in the Jammu and Kashmir government are resigning by this evening to pave way for a reshuffle of the party ministers in the Mehbooba Mufti-led government.Sources told GNS said that while there was no threat to PDP-BJP government, the...

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