SRINAGAR, MAY 27: Prof. Nilofar Khan, Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir, called on the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha at the Raj Bhavan here today. The newly-appointed VC briefed the Lt Governor about various issues of academic and administrative importance. The Lt Governor advised the VC to adopt innovative and reformative measures to promote excellence in teaching, research and extension activities on most recent advancements. He further suggested for putting special focus on capacity b
Directs for instituting functional units of IRCS across all Districts, revamping the functioning of regional & UT-level Hqrs LG stresses on increasing visibility of IRCS, connecting maximum volunteers through outreach programs on priority Asks Deputy Commissioners to actively organize & support the activities of Red Cross Society in their respective districts Srinagar, May 27: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today chaired the 177th Managing Committee meeting of J&K Chapter of Indian Red Cross So
New Delhi, May 27: Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the bus accident in Ladakh that claimed seven lives of Indian Army personnel on Friday. Anguished by the bus accident in Ladakh in which we have lost our brave army personnel. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. I hope that the injured recover at the earliest. All possible assistance is being given to the affected, PM Modi tweeted. Meanwhile, Union Ministers Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh also expressed their grief  The post Ladakh
Srinagar, May 27: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Friday ordered that the body of a civilian dubbed a terrorist and killed by police during an encounter in Hyderpora last November be exhumed and handed to his family for last rites. The court also ordered the administration to pay a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the deceased Amir Magreys father, the petitioner, if the body has been decomposed or is likely to pose a risk to public health  The post Hyderpora encounter: J&K high court orders ex
SRINAGAR, May 27: Member Hajj Committee of India (HCI) Er Aijaz Hussain Friday said that the first flight for Hajj-2022 flight from J&K will take off from Srinagar International Airport on June 5. First Hajj-2022 flight from J&K will take off from Srinagar airport on June 5, Aijaz saying. He urged the aspirants to pack their bags and get ready for the holy pilgrimage. One million Muslims from across the globe will perform Hajj this year amid strict adherence to  The post First Hajj flight from
Clinic on Wheels facility, sponsored by SBI Foundation in collaboration with Borderless World Foundation, will cater to 26 villages with comprehensive healthcare services SRINAGAR, MAY 27: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today flagged off two Mobile Medical Units for UT of Jammu & Kashmir and UT of Ladakh. This Clinic on Wheels facility, sponsored by SBI Foundation in collaboration with Borderless World Foundation will cater to 26 villages with comprehensive healthcare services. Appreciating the
NEW DELHI, May 27 : Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of Science and Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of Earth Science; MoS of Prime Ministers Office and Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh today said that best governance practices come from innovative ideas. He said, civil servants need to focus on innovative ideas having replicability and sustainability which can be used as best governanc
SRINAGAR, MAY 27: Government today announced schedule for holding of District Gurudwara Prabandhak Committees (DGPC) elections, 2022. As per the schedule announced by Financial Commissioner Revenue, polling will be held on June 27, 2022 (Monday) from 7 AM to 1 PM through Ballot Boxes. For the purpose a total of 190 constituencies have been demarcated across the UT with 80 constituencies in Kashmir division and 110 in Jammu division. The election notice will be issued by the Returning Officers of
JAMMU, May 27: The Jammu and Kashmir Government on Friday ordered transfers and postings in the administration. According to Government Order No.624-JK(GAD) of 2022, issued by the General Administration Department (GAD, Mohammad Ashraf Bhat, JKAS, Special Secretary to the Government, Youth Services and Sports Department, is transferred and posted as Special Secretary to the Government, Skill Development Department. Garbi Rashid, JKAS, Collector, Land Acquisition, Northern Railways, Udhampur/Reas
7 Indian Army soldiers lost their lives so far in a vehicle accident in Turtuk sector (Ladakh), grievous injuries to others too. Efforts on to ensure best medical care for injured, incl requisition of air effort from IAF to shift more serious ones to Western Command: Army Sources The post 7 Army soldiers killed in vehicle accident in Ladakh, several others seriously injured appeared first on Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism | Breaking News J&K .
Mumbai, May 27:The rupee inched 2 paise higher to close at 77.59 (provisional) against US dollar on Friday, supported by positive domestic equities and weakness of the American currency overseas. Forex traders said the rupee consolidated in a narrow range as elevated crude oil prices, fiscal deficit concerns and persistent FII outflows weighed on the local unit. At the interbank forex market, the rupee opened at 77.60 against the greenback and moved in a range of 77.57 to 77.67 in  The post Ru
New Delhi, May 27:Veteran journalist and author Sat Soni has died at a private hospital in Gurugram, his family said on Friday. He was 89. Born in Mandalay in Myanmar, he had moved to Punjab in 1944 in the wake of the Japanese invasion during the Second World War. He was educated in Jalandhar, where he learnt Urdu and Hindi for the first time, a family member said. Sat Soni, one of the most senior Hindi journalists of the nation,  The post Veteran journalist Sat Soni passes away appeared first
SRINAGAR, May 27:PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said she is shocked that no one from the Jammu and Kashmir administration has visited the family of television artist Amreen Bhat, who was shot dead by terrorists in Budgam district on Wednesday. Visited Ambreen Bhats family. Shocked to know that no one from LG admin has bothered to visit them. A sole breadwinner, she struggled to make ends meet. Hope the govt takes her circumstances into consideration and extends help (sic),  The post Me
New Delhi, May 27: Special CBI court in Delhi on Friday sentenced former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala to four years imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 50 lakh in a disproportionate assets case. The Court also ordered the confiscation of four of his properties. Chautala appeared physically and was present in the courtroom. Special Judge (PC Act) Vikas Dhull last week had convicted Chautala and said the accused had failed to satisfactorily account for such dis-proportionality by [
CBI court summons Rubaiya Sayeed, former JK CM Mufti Sayeeds daughter, to appear on July 15 in case involving Yasin Malik: officials The post CBI court summons Rubaiya Sayeed, former JK CM Mufti Sayeeds daughter, to appear on July 15 in case involving Yasin Malik appeared first on Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism | Breaking News J&K .
NEW DELHI, May 27: The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the transfer of six Judges of High Courts across the country. According to reports, Orissa High Court Judge Justice Chitta Ranjan Dash has been transferred as Judge, Calcutta High Court. Similarly, Tripura High Court Judge, Justice Subhasis Talapatra has been transferred as Judge, Orissa High Court. Justice Ahsanuddin Amanullah, Judge, Andhra Pradesh High Court has been transferred to Patna High Court and Justice Lanusungkum Jamir, J
Srinagar, May 27: A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant was arrested in Srinagar, police said on Friday. The arrest was made in Bemina by police, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Army, a police statement said. He was identified himself as Nasir Ahmad Dar of Sopore. A pistol, a magazine and five live rounds were recovered from his possession. He admitted to delivering pistols in Srinagar city to carry out targeted killings. (Agencies) The post Terrorist arrested in Srinagar appeared fir
New Delhi , May 27: Highlighting the usage of drones in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that PM Svamitva Yojana has helped in the digital mapping of property in villages. PM Svamitva Yojana has helped in digital mapping of property in villages. It has reduced human intervention and increased transparency. 65,000 property cards have been issued so far, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while addressing a gathering in the national capital during Bharat Drone Mahotsav. Dron
New Delhi, May 27: In a veiled attack on Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that efforts were made to make technology anti-poor during the tenure of previous governments and added that his government has started implementing new mantras of good governance in India over the last eight years. Lauding the enthusiasm that is being seen in India regarding drone technology, the Prime Minister said that India has the potential of becoming a global drone hub. Addressing a  The post
Srinagar, May 27: Government has assigned additional charge of Administrative Secretary, Health and Medical Education Department to Manoj Kumar Dwivedi (IAS, AGMUT:1997), Principal Secretary to the Government, General Administration Department in addition to his own duties till further order. According to an order by the government, Amit Sharma, JKAS, Secretary to the Government, ARI and Trainings Department has been asked to hold the charge of the Administrative Secretary, Mining Department in
Enforcement Directorate issues summons to National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah asking him to appear before the investigators at its headquarters in Delhi on May 31: Reports The post ED issues summons to Farooq Abdullah asking him to appear before the investigators at its headquarters in Delhi on May 31: Reports appeared first on Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism | Breaking News J&K .
JAMMU, May 27: The MeT department on Friday predicted mainly clear to partly cloudy sky in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours. The weather was mainly clear in the union territory during the past 24 hours. Mainly clear to partly cloudy weather is likely in J&K during the next 24 hours, an official of the MeT department said. Jammu registered 26.6 degrees, Katra 22.7, Batote 14, Banihal 11.4 and Bhaderwah 13.2 as the minimum temperature. (Agencies) Srinagar recorded  The post Mainly clea
SRINAGAR, May 27: Four Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists, including two who were involved in killing a female TV artiste, were killed in two separate encounters in Pulwama and Srinagar districts of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Friday. An encounter broke out at Aganhanzipora locality in Awantipora area of Pulwama district late on Thursday night, a police spokesman said. He said the two terrorists, who were responsible for killing TV artiste Amreen Bhat in Budgam district a day earlier, were trapped
Excelsior Sports Correspondent JAMMU/SRINAGAR, May 26: Basit Nazir and Tafeeq Irfan missed centuries by a whisker as JKCA B6 and B3 teams registered victories in Kashmir while JKCA A1 and A4 teams got the better of their rivals in Jammu in the ongoing Under-19 Mens One-Day Tournament, being organised by the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) across the twin divisions. In the matches played today in both the divisions, JKCA A1, A4 emerged winners in Jammu and B3, B6  The post Basit, T
HYDERABAD, May 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the country is seeing political will and also, reforms are being done continously since 2014 after BJP-led NDA Government came to power. Addressing a programme to mark 20th year celebrations of Indian School of Business (ISB) here, Modi said that the need for reform was always felt in the country, but there was always a lack of political willpower. Due to the continuous political instability in the last three decades,  The post C
Excelsior Sports Correspondent JAMMU, May 26: The sit-in protest of Rehbar-e-Khel teachers, organised by the All J&K Rehbar-e-Khel Teacher Association, entered its 4th day outside BJP Trikuta Nagar, here today. They were demanding for the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir Governments decision to re-advertise the posts wherein they were engaged in. During the protest, a female protester hanged herself symbolically to register her anger against arbitrary order of the Government and showed how cruel
Excelsior Sports Correspondent POONCH, May 25: Chairman of Block Development Council Bufliaz, Shafiq Mir inaugurated a month long Dehar Premier League, here today. About 30 teams from Poonch and Rajouri districts are taking part in this championship. It is pertinent to mention here that Dehar meadow is situated in Bufliaz block and it has no road connectivity which takes about one and half hour to reach at the destination by foot. While speaking on the occasion, Shafiq Mir appreciated the  The
Excelsior Sports Correspondent JAMMU, May 26: Silambam Martial Arts tournament for girls, organised by the Department of Youth Services and Sports, commenced here today. The championship was inaugurated by J&K Pradesh Youth Congress Committee (JKPYC) president, Uday. While inaugurating the tournament, he urged the Government to provide adequate sports infrastructure in every nook and corner of Jammu and Kashmir. It is pertinent to mention here that Jammu Silambam Martial Arts tournament has been
Excelsior Sports Correspondent JAMMU, May 26: Chairman Team Jammu Zorawar Singh Jamwal who is also co-chairman of Tawi Trekkers J&K flagged of an environmentalist and a mountaineer Mazharul Bari, on a bike expedition to Umling la (5798m), the highest motorable pass in the world, from Press Club of Jammu, here today. Prominent among others who gave Mazharul Bari a warm send off and wished him grand success in his noble mission included patron of the Club, Rahul Sharma, president Ram  The post Z
CHANDIGARH, May 26: Jailed Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu will serve as a clerk in the Patiala central prison and will get a doctor-recommended daily diet that includes coconut water, lactose-free milk, a glass of juice and a few almonds, an official said. A board of doctors has recommended a special diet for Sidhu after he had sought the same in the jail. His medical examination was conducted on May 23 at Rajindra hospital in Patiala, Punjab. The 58-year-old cricketer-turned-politicians 
LUCKNOW, May 26: The Uttar Pradesh budget for 2022-23 meets the aspirations of the people of the state and is the Governments vision for the next five years, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Thursday. The budget has taken care of the BJPs Lok Sankalp Patra (election Manifesto) released during the assembly polls, and out of 130 resolutions, 97 have been addressed, he said. Along with all-inclusive development of the state, the budget will also prepare the roadmap for a  The post UP budget
NEW DELHI, May 26: The Congress on Thursday attacked the Government on its eighth anniversary alleging that this period has been marked by misery and misgovernance with high inflation, low employment and communal polarisation being the hallmark. Addressing a joint press conference here, Congress leaders Randeep Surjewala and Ajay Maken claimed the BJP Government has broken all records of hoodwinking its own people with fake jumlas and slogans during its eight years of rule. They alleged that the
NEW DELHI, May 26: BJP MP and former Union minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday left the swearing-in ceremony of newly appointed Delhi LG Vinai Kumar Saxena at Raj Niwas here, expressing unhappiness over seating arrangement for the dignitaries. Vardhan was seen leaving the venue, saying I will write to Vinai Kumar Saxena ji that this is the arrangement, in a video that went viral on social media. They have not provided any seat for even Parliament Members, he was heard  The post Former Union min
NEW DELHI, May 26: At least 44 percent school teachers in India do not have adequate work space while 65 percent of them are overloaded with work, according to the National Achievement Survey (NAS)-2021 conducted by Union Education Ministry. The survey also found that just 58 percent teachers participated in discussions around the new National Education Policy (NEP). Over 5 lakh teachers of 1.18 lakh schools in 720 districts from both rural and urban areas participated in the survey which  The
Inter-University Pencak-Silat Cship concludes Excelsior Sports Correspondent JAMMU, May 26: All India Inter-University Pencak Silat Championship, organised by Directorate of Sports and Physical Education, University of Jammu, concluded here today wherein the host University remained overall champion by securing 65 points. The mens championship was bagged by GNDU Amritsar with 39 points, whereas the championship in womens section was won by University of Jammu with 29 points. The runner-up and se
Tavera rolls down into deep gorge *5 non-locals among victims Fayaz Bukhari Srinagar, May 26 : Nine people were killed and one was critically injured when a vehicle rolled down into a deep gorge on Zojila Pass in Sonamarg today. A Tavera car (JK12/6477) travelling from Kargil to Sonamarg skidded off the road and fell into the 400-ft deep gorge at Zojila pass Mandir Morh today. The police, Army and locals launched a search-cum-rescue operation and recovered four bodies and  The post Father-son,
New Delhi, May 26: MUFG Bank will be the first Japanese Bank to open branch at Gujarat International Financial Tech City (GIFT City) in a bid to offer a wide range of banking services to both domestic and global clients. MUFG Bank has obtained necessary approvals from the International Financial Services Centre Authority in India and the Financial Services Agency in Japan, to open a branch at GIFT City. MUFG had opened its first branch in Mumbai in 1953. With  The post Japans MUFG Bank gets no
HOUSTON, May 26: The Indian diaspora in the US has played a significant role in deepening the ties between the two democracies, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan has said, as he declared the Prime Minister Narendra Modi Governments resolve to strengthen its connect with Indian-American bodies. Addressing the Indian diaspora in Houston, Muraleedharan said the vibrant Indian-American community is a strong pillar in its bilateral relationship. The minister was speaking at an ev
Ill-fated Tavera car which met with an accident at Zojila Pass. The post Ill-fated Tavera car which met with an accident at Zojila Pass. appeared first on Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism | Breaking News J&K .
Union MoS Home Ajay Mishra with PRI representatives and others in Anantnag on Thursday. The post Union MoS Home Ajay Mishra with PRI representatives and others in Anantnag on Thursday. appeared first on Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism | Breaking News J&K .
Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh addressing a public rally at Bhaderwah on Thursday. Excelsior/Tilak Raj The post Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh addressing a public rally at Bhaderwah on Thursday. Excelsior/Tilak Raj appeared first on Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism | Breaking News J&K .
KYIV, May 26: Moscow pressed the West on Thursday to lift sanctions against Russia over the war in Ukraine, seeking to shift the blame for a growing food crisis worsened by Kyivs inability to ship millions of tons of grain and other agricultural products because of the conflict. Britain immediately accused Moscow of trying to hold the world to ransom and insisted there would be no sanctions relief. Ukraine is one of the worlds largest exporters of wheat, corn and  The post Russia slams sanctio
NEW DELHI, May 26: The government has set up an inter-ministerial panel to work on regulations for the online gaming industry and identify a nodal ministry to look after the sector, an official source said on Thursday. The seven-member panel includes government think-tank Niti Aayogs CEO as well as secretaries of home affairs, revenue, industries and internal trade, electronics and IT, information and broadcasting and sports. The panel will look into various aspects to promote online gaming and
ISLAMABAD, May 26: A defiant Imran Khan on Thursday warned that he would return to the Pakistani capital with the entire nation if the imported Government failed to announce fresh general elections within six-day deadline, prompting Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to retort back that his dictation wont work and Parliament would decide the date for polls. Addressing a rally of thousands of protesters of the Azadi March at Jinnah Avenue here on Thursday morning, Khan lashed out at the Sharif  The
Washington, May 26: President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday to improve accountability in policing a meaningful but limited action on the second anniversary of George Floyds death that reflected the challenges in addressing racism, excessive use of force and public safety when Congress is deadlocked on stronger measures. The event shaped by one tragedy occurred a day after a second one, a mass shooting at a Texas elementary school that killed 19 children and two teachers. Biden an
It is a piquant situation in Government run schools in Jammu and Kashmir . At certain places, the teaching staff is said to be astonishingly more than even the number of students and that is due to host of reasons. At other places, acute shortage of teaching staff is of this extent and magnitude that the same could be called as akin to a crisis. Improper planning, much of centralisation of powers, mismatch between the sanctioned strength of staff and  The post Government run schools sans teach
For quite some time, it has been found that Sonamarg Development Authority (SDA) has not been functioning in the way and direction expected and in fact has rendered it to be categorised as malfunctioning. Should it be found wanting in taking initiatives in respect of various development works and seen huge funds kept at its disposal getting squandered . Should it be found doing nothing and virtually allowing large chunks of land with prime market value to be encroached upon  The post Sonamarg
Shailendra Jain, S. S. Verma Every year, there are elections and bye elections for different categories like Parliament, assembly, municipality and panchayat and for the sake of smooth conduct of these elections, most of the times, teaching and non-teaching staff of institutes and universities imparting higher education as well as technical education are put on election duty by election authorities, thus, students are left unattended for months, affecting their learning, growth and progress. The
VICTORIA, May 26: After virtually disappearing for two years, influenza is back and rapidly sweeping across Australia and the world. So far this year, there have been more than 15,000 flu cases in New South Wales alone, of which more than 12,000 were diagnosed since the start of May. The Queensland government has announced free flu vaccinations and NSW is considering doing the same. Australian Medical Association president Omar Khorshid has urged the incoming federal government to provide free