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17-Jan-2019 Srinagar

CEO ERA reviews progress on WB, ADB funded projects

Chief Executive Officer, J&K ERA Dr. Raghav Langer today reviewed the progress on various projects funded by the World Bank/Asian Development  Bank, here at a high level meeting.The meeting was attended by the senior functionaries of SMC, R&B,...

17-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Div Com reviews arrangements for Republic Day celebration

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today chaired a high-level meeting to review   arrangements put in place for the celebration of  coming Republic Day in the valley including Leh and Kargil districts.The meeting was informed that...

17-Jan-2019 Srinagar

2018 has been a remarkable year for forces: Army commander

A top army commander on Thursday described 2018 as “remarkable year” for government forces, saying that more than 250 militants were killed, 54 others were arrested and four others surrendered in Kashmir Valley. “The year 2018 has been a remarkable year...

17-Jan-2019 Jammu

DSEJ organizes workshops on counselling skills

To develop professional capacities of teaching staff, Directorate of School Education Jammu (DSEJ) organized two-day interactive workshops on counselling skills in various districts of Jammu division.The workshops were held in collaboration with Bharti...

17-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Baseer Ahmad Khan directs land identification

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed Deputy Commissioners to identify 100 kanal State lands at suitable places in their respective districts for the establishment of first Science city in Kashmir.The DCs were also directed to furnish...

17-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Let people, not agencies decide what masses want : Er Rasheed

Urging state administration not to become rubber stamps in hands of political parties, AIP President Er. Rasheed has claimed that AIP is the only viable political alternative that can truly and sincerely speak for the political aspirations of people of the...

17-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Governor’s remarks misplaced presumption, party ready for polls: PDP

Dismissing reports that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was not ready to go to polls as a misplaced presumption, the party on Thursday said that it had geared for peoples’ verdict even before the dissolution of assembly last year.In a statement issued here, senior...

17-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Kathua rape and murder case communalised by BJP: Mehbooba Mufti

PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti has said that as Chief Minister she tried her best to ensure that justice was done in the brutal rape and murder of the minor Kathua girl.A year has passed since the eight year old Muslim minor nomad girl was brutally gang raped...

17-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Four cops injured in Srinagar grenade blast

At least four cops including an officer were injured after a grenade was lobbed towards a police party at Abdullah Bridge here in Kashmir capital Srinagar. Reports said that the suspected militants launched a grenade on a police party present at the extreme...

16-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Providing best health care priority of government : Baseer Ahmad Khan

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today said that providing best health care   is the priority for government and Government Medical College (GMC) has been at the forefront of providing affordable patient care to all sections of the society.The...

16-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Time for our Govts to grow up : Shah Faesal

The IAS topper, Shah Faesal who recently resigned from the service on Wednesday reacted to the sedition law invoked against the JNU students, terming it as ‘travesty of free speech’.“Invoking Sedition law against Kanhaiya Kumar and eight others is a travesty...

16-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Snowfall drapes Valley in white again, weatherman predicts more snow

Amid prediction of snowfall till January 23, valley on Wednesday was blanketed white by a fresh snowfall leading to closure of roads, and suspension of aerial traffic to and fro Kashmir.Director of Meteorological department (MeT), Sonum Lotus, predicted light...

15-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Drivers stage protest against a traffic police officer in Srinagar

Scores of Sumo and Taveera drivers Tuesday staged a protest against a Traffic Police Officer accusing him ‘harassment’ and ‘loot’ in the name of discharging official duty.The drives from different parts of Kashmir assembled here in Press Enclave Srinagar. They...

15-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Mehbooba Mufti pitches for 'talks with militants'

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday pitched for inclusion of militant leadership in dialogue process at an “appropriate time.”“We need to talk to militants as well as they are ones holding guns in their hands and only they can...

15-Jan-2019 Srinagar

APDP releases annual calendar at Pratap Park

Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) released it's annual calendar on Tuesday at Partap Park, Srinagar. The calendar features the story of one disappeared person along with his photograph for each month."Through this calendar, we are pledging to...

15-Jan-2019 Srinagar

NHM employees protest for regularization enters second day

National Health Mission (NHM) employees 48 hour strike entered second day as employees pressed for their regularization demand including extension of 7th pay benefits.Police today bundled many senior NHM employees in vehicles who tried to March on residency road.The...

15-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Syed Ali Geelani terms Kashmir issue a globally accepted dispute

Hurriyat Conference (G) convened an extraordinary meeting of its Majlis-e-Shoora, presided over by its chairman, Syed Ali Geelani, at his Hyderpora residence. The meeting took stock of the current situation with reference to the ongoing movement for right to...

15-Jan-2019 Srinagar

JRL Seeks immediate withdrawal of all charges on Kashmiri students

Joint Resistance Leadership comprising (JRL)  Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Muhammad Yasin Malik has strongly denounced the sedition charges and filing of charge sheet in 2016 case by the Delhi Police against Kashmiri students pursuing studies...

14-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Tourism Department embarks on aggressive marketing campaign

To tap State’stourism potential and attract travellers, the Department of Tourism Kashmir has planned aggressive marketing campaigns from January 16, 2019, till February end.The department will be showcasing its tourism products at South Asia Travel and...

14-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Freedom party protests continuous detention of Shabir Shah

Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) today held a protest in Srinagar against continuous incarceration of its chief, Shabir Shah and shifting him to the ward in Tihar jail meant for punishment of the prisoners. The workers and office bearers of JKDFP...

14-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Former DIG, Celebrity Singer Join NC

Former DIG including noted singer today joined National Conference in presence of Party President in Srinagar.Former DIG, Mushtaq Sadiq and noted singer Waheed Jeelani joined Farooq Abdullah led Jammu and Kashmir National conference today.Jammu and Kashmir...

13-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Srinagar police arrests 02 drug peddlers

Police arrested two drug peddlers during a surprise naka checking at Ashai Bagh Nigeen and recovered huge quantity of contraband substances from their possession.A police party of Police Station Nigeen Srinagar intercepted a Hyundai Accent vehicle bearing registration...

13-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Provide free swine flu vaccine to high risk groups: DAK to authorities

Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Sunday urged health authorities in Kashmir to provide free swine flu vaccine to high risk groups like elderly, children younger than 5 years of age, pregnant women and persons with medical conditions.“Free vaccination will...

12-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Director Agriculture reviews crop pattern scenario

Director Agriculture Kashmir, Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi today said that the economic empowerment of farming community and encouragement of young educated people towards agriculture sector are the top priorities of the agriculture department.He was speaking at...

12-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Will probe killings if elected to power with majority: Farooq Abdullah

National Conference president Farooq Abdullah said that he will announce a truth and reconciliation process to probe killings if his party is elected to power with a majority in upcoming assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.Talking to reporters in south Kashmir’s...

12-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Khurshid Alam looted CAPD, made huge property: Mohammad Akbar Lone

While reacting over the statement of People's Democratic Party (PDP) Khurshid Alam, Senior Leader National Conference (NC) said that ‘a bad workman always blames his tools’.He said it is like, “ulta chor kotwal ko dante”. While speaking to News agency ...

12-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Highway shut for vehicular traffic after heavy snowfall

Traffic movement was suspended on Srinagar-Jammu highway on Saturday following heavy snowfall around Jawahar Tunnel.Intermittent snowfall continued in most parts of Kashmir for the second day, an official of the Meteorological Department here said.He said while...

11-Jan-2019 Srinagar

IIK Saffron Trade Centre at Pulwama to be commissioned soon

State of Art India International Kashmir Saffron Trade Center (IIKSTC) will be commissioned soon at Dussu, Pampore, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan said today.He was speaking during a tour to Pulwama wherein he reviewed the developmental...

11-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Fresh snowfall disrupts life in Kashmir, highway closed

The second spell of snow fall in Kashmir on Thursday has disrupted life across Kashmir, mainly in mountainous regions of the valley.The Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed for traffic following the snowfall.An official said that people travelling to and from...

11-Jan-2019 Srinagar

As swine flu resurfaces, DAK advises people to take precautions

As swine flu raises its ugly head once again in Kashmir valley with sixty-nine positive cases and seven deaths so far this season, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Friday advised people to take precautions to protect themselves from getting flu.“Simple...

11-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Mehbooba Mufti hits out at central Govt over citizenship amendment bill

Former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti Friday hit out at the central government for the controversial citizenship (amendment) bill.The PDP president took to her Twitter handle to criticise the government move that largely favours non-muslims, “Granting citizenship...

11-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Center should hold talks with the Hurriyat: Farooq Abdullah

National Conference president Farooq Abdullah has said that lasting peace can be achieved in Kashmir only through dialogue and the Center should hold talks with the Hurriyat leaders.Referring to Army chief Bipin Rawat's comment a day earlier on engaging with...

10-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Day mercury drops as amid snowfall in Valley

While snowfall has started at several place in Kashmir, the day temperature dropped across the Valley on Thursday even as weatherman forecast wet spell in next 48 hours. The mercury dipped to 4.5 degree Celsius in Srinagar, the summer capital of the state,...

10-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Shah Faesal must support right to self-determination: Er. Rasheed

Reiterating that everyone should respect the decision of IAS topper Shah Faesal AIP president Er. Rasheed has appealed Shah Faesal not to let  people down and prove his words.While addressing a press conference in Srinagar today, Er. Rasheed said Shah Faesal’s...

10-Jan-2019 Srinagar

PHE employees stages protest to demand regularization

A protest demonstration was held by PHE joint employees association today in view of their demands for regularization of their services and to release  their pending monthly wages.Number of casual workers and daily wagers, led by the Sajad Ahmad Parray,...

09-Jan-2019 Srinagar

K Vijay Kumar visits DH, GMCs Anantnag, Baramulla

Advisor to Governor, Vijay Kumar today inspected patient care facilities at district hospitals (DH) and ongoing work at Government Medical Colleges, Anantnag and Baramulla.During his visit to Mirza Mohammad Afzal Beigh Memorial District Hospital, Anantnag, the...

09-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Snow forecast: DC Srinagar reviews preparedness

In view of the inclement weather forecast for the latter part of this week, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, chaired a meeting of heads of different departments to review the preparedness in the district.The meeting discussed zone-wise...

09-Jan-2019 Srinagar

J&K Bank Chairman inaugurates one-of-a-kind digital banking lobby

In its endeavour to provide unparalleled customer experience and give a competitive edge to its operations by adopting new innovations, Chairman and  CEO J&K Bank, Parvez Ahmed inaugurated a one-of-a-kind digital banking lobby- the Apex Digital...

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