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26-Feb-2017 Jammu

Speaker for providing better facilities at Mahamaya temple

Speaker Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta and Minster of State for Tourism Priya Sethi today took an extensive visit of Mahamaya temple, adjoining sites and reviewed the progress on implementation of Tourism Development Plan being executed...

26-Feb-2017 Srinagar

'Indian Army will regain the upper hand against terrorists in J&K'

The Indian Army has a major challenge in Jammu and Kashmir this year -- to bring down its casualties which saw a steep rise last year compared to previous years. Experts said that the changing tactics of the militants, which include attacks on military installations...

26-Feb-2017 Jammu

Dr Jitendra Singh launches 15 road connectivity projects under PMGSY

Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (Independent Charge) Prime Minister’s office, Personnel Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy & Department of Space, Dr Jitendra Singh launched 15 schemes under Phase-X...

26-Feb-2017 Jammu

Governor inaugurates Police-Public Mela

Governor N. N. Vohra and First Lady Mrs. Usha Vohra inaugurated the 28th Jammu & Kashmir Police Public Mela at Police Sports Stadium, Gulshan Ground, here today. Mrs. Bharati Vaid, Chairperson, Jammu and Kashmir Police Wives Welfare Association, lady members...

26-Feb-2017 Srinagar

Hemant Kumar Sharma reviews functioning of Transport Department

Secretary Transport Department, Hemant Kumar Sharma, today chaired a meeting to take stock of functioning of various wings of the Transport Department.Regional Transport Officer Kashmir, ARTOs of Kashmir Division and other concerned attended the meeting.During...

25-Feb-2017 Reasi

Shiv Khori Kesari Vishal Dangal held at Ransoo

19th Shiv Khori Kesari Dangal (wrestling competition) was held at Ransoo, base camp of holy shrine to mark the successful completion of three day annual Shiv Khori mela.The dangal which is locally known as Shinj was organized by J&K Indian Style Wrestling...

25-Feb-2017 Ganderbal

DDC conducts surprise inspection of Distt hospital Ganderbal, PHCs

District Development Commissioner, Ganderbal, Tariq Hussain Ganai, conducted a surprise inspection of District Hospital Ganderbal and various Primary Health Centres in the district during intervening night of February 24 and 25.The DDC visited District Hospital...

25-Feb-2017 Srinagar

Div Com conducts city tour, inspects development works

Divisional commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmed Khan, today conducted an extensive tour of Srinagar City and reviewed the progress of various ongoing developmental works.During the tour, the Div Com visited Amar Singh College to inspect the ongoing construction on...

25-Feb-2017 Srinagar

Div Com for intensive plantation drive

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmed Khan, today chaired a meeting to review preparations for plantation drive that will start from March.Deputy Commissioners of Bandipora, Baramulla, Budgam, Kulgam, Pulwama, Kupwara, Ganderbal and ADCs of Anantnag and...

25-Feb-2017 Ramban

DDC takes stock of development works

District Development Commissioner (DDC) Ramban, Mohammad Aijaz today conducted   an extensive tour of Ramban town and took stock of the ongoing development works.He was accompanied by Tehsildar Ramban Gurpreet Singh, Food Safety Officer Ramban   besides...

25-Feb-2017 Samba

Chander Parkash Ganga provides financial assistance

The Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga today provided financial assistance to beneficiaries who were not registered under State Marriage Assistance Scheme (SMAS).Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that government is committed...

25-Feb-2017 Jammu

Sham Lal Choudhary holds public grievance redressal camp in Suchetgarh

Continuing his streak of convening weekly public meetings to address the grievances of common masses, Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, Sham Lal Choudhary today held a public grievance redressal camp at Suchetgarh.During the camp, the Minister reviewed...

25-Feb-2017 Srinagar

Govt to revive traditional crops : Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura

Stating that the Government is keen on reviving all the traditional crops of the State, Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura Saturday said that efforts are underway to restore Zag and Kamad varieties of rice in Kashmir Valley.The Minister said this...

25-Feb-2017 Rajouri

JK witnessing overall development: Abdul Ghani Kohli

Minister for Animal Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Ghani Kohli today said Central Government is fully committed to ensure sustainable growth and faster development of entire state of Jammu and Kashmir.The Minister was addressing a public grievances redress...

25-Feb-2017 Jammu

Naeem Akhtar for quality, time-bound execution of development projects

Minister for Public Works, Naeem Akhtar, on Saturday stressed on the engineers that quality and timeliness have to be strictly adhered to in the development works.“Timelines have to be followed. I will judge all of you by quality of work and speed. I will not...

25-Feb-2017 Jammu

Registration of Yatris commenced on 1st March

The Registration of pilgrims for Shri Amarnathji Yatra shall commence on 1st March 2017, for both the Baltal and Chandanwari routes. The Registration shall be done   through 433 designated branches of Punjab National Bank, Jammu & Kashmir Bank and...

25-Feb-2017 Pune

JK emerging as unparalleled golfing destination : Secy Tourism

Department of Tourism participated in one of the important Golf promoting events in Pune organised by the PHD chamber titled as promoting India as a Golf Tourism destination the event was attended by the ambassadors from Taipie, Brunei Darussalam, Georgia besides...

25-Feb-2017 Jammu

Devender Singh Rana for intra-J&K dialogue to bridge fault lines

National Conference on Saturday pitched for intra-state dialogue between the three regions of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh to preserve singular entity of the state and also to bridge the fault-lines being created by divisive forces on the basis of region and religion.“The...

25-Feb-2017 Srinagar

Police detain Qazi Yasir, foil separatist move to observe hunger strike

Ummat-e-Islami chairman and Mirwaiz South Kashmir Qazi Yasir on Saturday was detained along with nearly a dozen of his supporters as police foiled their attempt to sit on a token hunger strike here to demand the immediate release of "political prisoners".Eyewitnesses...

25-Feb-2017 Srinagar

‘Farooq Abdullah should quit pro-India politics and join Azadi camp’

Terming the Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat’s statement as “ridiculous” and “arrogant”, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Saturday said the people of Jammu Kashmir aren’t scared of such intimidations.In a...

25-Feb-2017 Pulwama

Clashes, Shutdown and protest disrupt life in Pulwama

Several protesters and policemen were wounded after clashes broke out in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday.Reports said that amid clashes Pulwama town observed a strike against the arrest of a 26-year-old shopkeeper allegedly involved in stone-pelting...

25-Feb-2017 Sopore

Transfer : Patwari doesn’t honour government order

In a brazen violation of government circular, a Revenue Official (Patwari) has been refusing to get relieved from his present area of posting in Khoie area of Haigam Sopore in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.Members from local Auqaf Committee told news...

25-Feb-2017 Kulgam

Kashmir resolution needs daring approach : Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami

Stating that only farsightedness and daring approach from both India and Pakistan can resolve the vexed Kashmir problem, senior CPI (M) leader and legislator Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami Saturday appealed all the political parties to get united and raise their voice...

24-Feb-2017 Srinagar

Martyrs Bid Farewell- Army Chief Pays Homage

As the entire nation salutes the martyrs who made the supreme sacrifice in yesterday’s terrorist attack in Shopian, the Army gave a befitting farewell to its brave hearts today in a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt, Srinagar.Chief of the Army Staff, General...

24-Feb-2017 Jammu

Sham Lal Choudhary dedicates steel bridge to people

Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary today inaugurated 30 ft span steel bridge on Main Ranbir Canal at Kotli Shah Dola in RS Pura.The bridge constructed under Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP) at a cost of Rs 2.32...

24-Feb-2017 Kathua

JK fountainhead of harmony, brotherhood : Choudhary Lal Singh

Minister of Forest, Environment and Ecology Choudhary Lal Singh has greeted people of the State on the auspicious occasion of Shivratri. The Minister joined the Shivratri celebrations at Brahma Kumari Centre here.The Minister also prayed for peace and tranquility...

24-Feb-2017 Jammu

Police-Public Mela in Jammu on Feb 26

Director General of Police (DGP), Dr. S. P. Vaid today visited the Gulshan Ground and took review of arrangements of 28th Police Public Mela being held here on 26 February.   He was accompanied by various senior police officers including Additional Directors...

24-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Haji Anayat Ali unveils ‘Kargil Pavilion’ at OTM Mumbai-2017

To facilitate promotion of tourism in Ladakh and to project Kargil as a new tourism destination, a mega initiative has been undertaken by J&K Tourism Department in collaboration with LAHDC Kargil.The Tourism Department & LAHDC Kargil facilitated...

24-Feb-2017 Jammu

Minister Sajad Gani Lone meets Governor

Sajad Gani Lone, Minister for Social Welfare, ARI & Trainings and Science & Technology, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan.Mr. Lone informed the Governor about several issues relating to the execution of various State and Central Schemes...

24-Feb-2017 Srinagar

Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi visits B&J Hospital

Minister of State for Hajj & Auqaf and Power Development Department, Syed Farooq Andrabi today visited Bone and Joint Hospital, Barzulla to inquire about the health condition of a PDD lineman who was severely wounded while repairing the transmission line...

24-Feb-2017 Udhampur

Mahashivratri cum rural awareness fair held at Majalta

District Administration today organized one day annual Mahashivratri cum rural awareness fair in collaboration with Destitute and Handicapped Welfare Association (DAHWA) and Mela Committee Khoon in the premises of Khooneshwar Aap Shambhu Temple, Khoon Majalta.Member...

24-Feb-2017 Reasi

Mahashivratri celebrated at Shiv Khori

The annual Maha Shivratri festival was celebrated at Shiv Khori today with religious fervor and enthusiasm. The event began with historic live telecast of Aarti followed by cultural programmes at Ransoo.District Development Commissioner Reasi, Ravinder Kumar...

24-Feb-2017 Pulwama

Major cancer surgery conducted at DH Pulwama

District Development Commissioner Pulwama, Muneer-ul-Islam has appreciated district hospital administration Pulwama and the operative team for conducting maiden successful major cancer surgery in the district. Pertinently, an elderly male patient with Colo-Rectal...

24-Feb-2017 Srinagar

Retained pellets pose serious threat to lives : DAK

With thousands of persons in Kashmir having retained pellets in their bodies, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today revealed that they pose a serious threat to their lives. Raising alarm, President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said that pellets...

24-Feb-2017 Srinagar

Clashes in Old City, Sopore; ISIS, Pak flags waved

Stone-pelting clashes between youth and government forces erupted in Old City and Sopore in Baramulla district after Friday prayers.According to GNS correspondent, scores of youth assembled at Nowhatta after Friday prayers and chanted pro-freedom, pro-Islam and anti-India...

24-Feb-2017 Srinagar

Militants want independence, not chair : Farooq Abdullah

Veteran pro-India politician and National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah today made an unusual remark and said the Kashmiri militants are treading path of militancy for independence and not for becoming legislators or ministers.Accusing New Delhi of...

24-Feb-2017 Srinagar

Kashmiri youth not afraid of death : Dr. Farooq Abdullah

Kashmiri youth picked up arms "for a cause" and they can not be intimidated with death threats, former Union Minister and state Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah said on Friday.Addressing party workers at the Nawa-i-Subha headquarters of the National Conference,...

24-Feb-2017 Srinagar

Shivratri, a grim reminder of what Kashmir has lost

The auspicious occasion of Maha Shivratri Friday came as a grim reminder of what and how much Kashmir has lost in its values, traditions and heritage during the last 27 years of violence.Out of their total population of around 200,000 who lived in cities,...

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