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21-Sep-2017 Katra

Navratra festival takes off amid religious fervour

Pilgrims and devotees from across India converged at this Shri Mata Vaishno Devi shrine’s base camp to be part of the annual Navratra festival which began here today amid religious fervour.  The holy town donned a festive look as tableaus depicting spiritual...

21-Sep-2017 Kupwara

Abdul Haq khan visits Lolab Valley, interacts with various deputations

Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice Abdul Haq khan today conducted an extensive tour of Lolab valley to take stock of various ongoing projects.The minister inspected developmental projects like road connectivity, ongoing construction...

21-Sep-2017 Srinagar

Anganwadi workers continue their hunger strike

Anganwadi workers continue to be on hunger strike for the fourth consecutive day at Press Enclave here to press for their long pending demands.  Pertinently, police had detained several Anganwari workers on Wednesday and had forced them to leave the Press...

21-Sep-2017 Srinagar

Batamaloo shuts against bus stand shifting

Amid shutdown, Police on Thursday foiled ‘Secretariat Gherawo’ attempt of traders, transporters and street vendors and detained over dozens of them when they tried to march towards Civil Secretariat against government proposal to shift Batamaloo Bus Stand...

21-Sep-2017 Srinagar

Ready to talk to separatists without preconditions: Ram Madhav

Bhartiya Janata Party senior leader Ram Madhav who arrived here in Kashmir Valley Thursday said that Government is ready to talk to all stakeholders in Kashmir. He however, added that the talks should be held without any pre-conditions.While talking to reporters...

21-Sep-2017 Tral

‘With Forces there will be anarchy in Kashmir’

Senior People’s Democratic Party leader and Minister for Roads and buildings Naeem Akhtar Thursday broke down as he addressed reporters after an attack on his cavalcade in Tral town of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. “It is really unfortunate that grenade...

21-Sep-2017 Tral

Grenade attack in Tral leaves two civilians dead, thirty wounded

Two civilians were killed and nearly 30 injured, including policemen, when an unidentified person hurled a grenade on the cavalcade of a state minister in Tral of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. The locals said the grenade was hurled at...

21-Sep-2017 Srinagar

No whereabouts about missing Kupwara youth, family issues fresh appeal

The family of a 20-year-old mentally unsound youth from north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday issued a fresh appeal to public to inform them about his whereabouts. The family of the youth, Javed iqbal Kumar son of Abdul Rashid Kumar of Muqam-i-shahwai...

21-Sep-2017 Srinagar

Three killed, 30 injured in Kashmir grenade attack Srinagar

Three civilians were killed and 30 others, including policemen and paramilitary troopers, injured in a grenade attack by militants in Pulwama in south Kashmir.Police said militants hurled a grenade near a bus stand in Tral town of Pulwama district."Three civilians,...

21-Sep-2017 Srinagar

Nizam-ud-Din Bhat reviews activities of Handicrafts Corporation

Vice Chairperson J&K Handicrafts (Sales & Export Corporation) Nizam-Ud-Din Bhat on Thursday chaired a meeting to review business activities of the Corporation and discussed various avenues for further promotional innovative strategies. Managing Director,...

21-Sep-2017 PAMPORE

Principal Secretary APD visits Spice Park

Principal Secretary, Agriculture Production Department, Sundeep Kumar Nayak on Thursday visited Spice Park at Dussu Pampore.He was accompanied by Director Agriculture Kashmir, Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi, Chief Scientist Saffron Research Station SKUAST-K Prof. Dr....

21-Sep-2017 Mumbai

Asiea Naqash represents JK at Mumbai Summit-2017

Minister of State for Health and Medical Education, Housing and Urban Development, Asiea Naqash represented J&K at Real Estate and Infrastructure Investors’ Summit 2017 at Mumbai.The summit is organized by Ministry of Urban Development, Housing & Urban...

21-Sep-2017 Srinagar

Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi for upgrading existing power infra in JK

Minister of State for Hajj and Auqaf, Power, PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control and Industries and Commerce, Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi on Thursday chaired a meeting to discuss various issues related to up-gradation and improvement in power infra in the State.The...

21-Sep-2017 Srinagar

Baramulla Civil Society delegation calls on Syed Altaf Bukhari

A delegation of Civil Society, Baramulla today called on Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari and requested for speeding up land acquisition process for Baramulla Degree College.Acquisition of land for the Government Degree College, Baramulla...

21-Sep-2017 Srinagar

Rajnath Singh, Vohra call Naeem Akhtar

Union Minister for Home, Rajnath Singh today called Minister for Works, Naeem Akhtar to enquire about his well being in the aftermath of a deadly grenade attack on his cavalcade in Tral this morning.Governor, N N Vohra, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, Deputy...

21-Sep-2017 Srinagar

Various deputations meet Mehbooba Mufti

Several deputations today met the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today and brought their difficulties into her notice.A deputation of Ahad Zargar Memorial Committee demanded completion of works on the tomb of late Abdul Ahad Zargar. Another deputation from...

21-Sep-2017 Srinagar

VCs of various Advisory Boards call on Mehbooba Mufti

The Vice Chairmen of various Development Boards in the State called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today.The VCs brought to the notice of the Chief Minister several issues pertaining to their communities. They also sought more fund flow to them...

21-Sep-2017 Srinagar

British Deputy High Commissioner calls on Mehbooba Mufti

British Deputy High Commissioner to India, Dr Alexander Evans called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here last evening.During the meeting they discussed overall political and economic situation in the State. The Chief Minister informed the visiting envoy...

20-Sep-2017 Pulwama

Secretary Sports Council inaugurates Football Academy in Pulwama

Secretary J&K State Sports Council, Waheed-ur-Rehman Parra inaugurated District Football Academy here today.Addressing gathering, Secretary Sports Council said the establishment of Academy in the district was a long pending demand of dedicated footballers....

20-Sep-2017 LEH

South African team wins 450km India Expedition Adventure Race

South African team Nevarest Jabberwock has won the 450km India Expedition Adventure Race by running over the finishing line at Leh Market on Wednesday.The SA team completed 350 km of final adventure race including 75 kilomters of rafting, 43 kilometers of...

20-Sep-2017 Srinagar

Protect public assets for larger benefit of society: Naeem Akhtar

Stressing on the need to maintain and protect roads and bridges, Minister for Public Works Naeem Akhtar today said that hassle free operation of public assets will not only give fillip to economy but also enhance efficiency of delivery of basic amenities.The Minister...

20-Sep-2017 Srinagar

Mehbooba felicitates GK's Zehru Nissa for bagging ICFJ award

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has felicitated Greater Kashmir correspondent Zehru Nissa for bagging the prestigious International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) Global Health Reporting Award 2017.Nissa was conferred with ICFJ award at a function at the New...

20-Sep-2017 Srinagar

Secy Union HRD Ministry calls on Mehbooba Mufti

Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Anil Swarup called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today.Mr. Swarup, who is on a visit to the State, briefed the Chief Minister about the initiatives of his Ministry regarding strengthening Education...

20-Sep-2017 Srinagar

Bali Bhagat inspects pace of Unani College, Distt Hospital, Ganderbal

Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat today paid visit to Ganderbal and took stock of the pace of two major health projects namely, Unani Medical College-cum- Hospital and District Hospital.MLA Ganderbal, Sheikh Ishfaq Jabbar, Principal Secretary...

20-Sep-2017 BARAMULLA

Syed Basharat Bukhari reviews Muharram arrangements at Baramulla

Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Bukhari convened a meeting of officers here today to review the arrangements put in place by the district administration for upcoming Muharram-ul-Haram.The meeting was attended by District Development Commissioner Dr Nasir...

20-Sep-2017 LEH

4-day tourism festival begins in Leh

A four-day Leh festival organized by the Department of Tourism, Kashmir began here today in which hundreds of the locals and the tourists participated.On the inaugural day today, the festival began with a march from DC office to Leh Stadium, which is the...

20-Sep-2017 Jammu

Div Com discusses issues of Jammu migrants

Divisional Commissioner, Dr Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, today chaired a meeting to discuss the issues related to Jammu migrants for their comfortable stay in the migrant camps at different locations.The Divisional Commissioner enquired about the status of ration supply,...

20-Sep-2017 Srinagar

Sukhnandan chairs Petitions Committee meeting

A meeting of the Committee on Petitions of Legislative Assembly was held here today under the Chairmanship of MLA, Choudhary Sukhnandan Kumar to discuss the status of petitions filed before the Committee.Legislators, Yawar Ahmed Mir, Noor Mohammad Sheikh,...

20-Sep-2017 Jammu

Div Com for promoting border tourism activities

Divisional Commissioner, Dr Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, today chaired a meeting to review the status of projects being executed under Swadesh Darshan at Octroi Post to promote Suchetgarh Border Tourism.Deputy Commissioner, Rajeev Kumar Ranjan, Director Tourism Smita...

20-Sep-2017 Srinagar

3-day 'Jashn-e-Dal' sports fest concludes

Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today said Government is keen to develop sports infrastructure to give a fillip to sports activities in the State and provide a platform for budding sportsperson to hone their skills.These remarks were made...

20-Sep-2017 Srinagar

Syed Basharat Bukhari addresses Public Durbar in Sangrama Constituency

Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Bukhari today held a Public Darbar in Sangarama Constituency to address the public grievances and take firsthand account of the problems being faced by the people living in the area.The Minister was accompanied by District...

20-Sep-2017 Srinagar

Secretary HRD Anil Swarup holds interactive session with students

Union Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy Anil Swarup today held an interactive session with the students from various government schools in the state to review the educational scenario in the state.The interactive session was held at Govt...

20-Sep-2017 Srinagar

Union Secretary, School Education & Literacy meets N. N. Vohra

Anil Swarup, Secretary, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Department of School Education & Literacy, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today.Swarup informed Governor about various measures being taken by the MHRD for the...

20-Sep-2017 Srinagar

CEO addresses valedictory function

Saying that to achieve the objectives of Unified National Photo Electoral Roll database, Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shaleen Kabra said that the launch of ERONET a web based app will contain names of every elector in the country at one place.The Chief...

20-Sep-2017 Srinagar

Asiea Naqash for self-reliance of women

Minister of State for Health and Medical Education, Housing and Urban Development, and Social Welfare Asiea Naqash today emphasized on creating wide awareness of livelihood schemes for the benefit of the women.The Minister was speaking as Chief Guest at an event...

20-Sep-2017 Srinagar

Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura reviews Muharram arrangements at Budgam

Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura today chaired a high level meeting to review the arrangements being put in place for observance of Muharram days in Budgam district.On the occasion, the Minister directed the officials to establish Muharram Control...

20-Sep-2017 Srinagar

Chering Dorjay reviews stocking of essential commodities for Ladakh

Minister for Co-operative and Ladakh Affairs Chering Dorjay, Wednesday, directed the concerned authorities to ensure transportation and supply of essential commodities, key construction material and petroleum products to border districts of Leh and Kargil in...

20-Sep-2017 Srinagar

Abdul Haq Khan reviews progress of Umeed scheme in Kupwara

Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice Abdul Haq today visited District Kupwara to review progress on various poverty alleviation programmes including Umeed scheme aimed to provide better livelihood facilities to the women particularly...

20-Sep-2017 Srinagar

British High Commissioner calls on Dr. Nirmal Singh

A deputation of British High Commission led by Dr Alexandar Evans, the acting British High Commissioner to India today called on the Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh.While interacting with the envoys, Dr Singh discussed various issues related to...

20-Sep-2017 Srinagar

British Deputy High Commissioner calls on Governor

Dr. Alexander Evans, Deputy High Commissioner, British High Commission in India, accompanied by Mr. Alex Pykett, First Secretary, British High Commission, New Delhi called on Governor N. N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today. Dr. Evans discussed with the...

19-Sep-2017 Ramban

Cultural Academy Doda organizes multilingual Mushaira at GDC Ramban

A district level multilingual ‘Mushaira' was organized by the J&K Academy of Arts, Culture & Languages (JKAACL), Sub- Office Doda in collaboration with the Government Degree College (GDC), Ramban.Additional Deputy Commissioner, Gurvinder Jeet Singh...

19-Sep-2017 Reasi

DC Reasi reviews Navratra arrangements at Katra

Deputy Commissioner, Prasana Ramaswamy G today convened a meeting of officers to review arrangements for ensuing Navratra festival at Katra.The meeting was attended by Additional CEO of the Shrine Board Anshul Garg, CEO SMDA (Nodal Officer  Navratra Festival...

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