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JK To Have Consumer Forums, Ombudsman For Electricity-Related Complaints

SRINAGAR: The Commission for Joint Electricity Regulation for the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh has introduced regulations for setting up consumer grievance redressal forums and appointing an ombudsman to tackle electricity-related issues faced by consumers. The implementation of these regulations will enable the establishment of forums and ombudsman to address and resolve []

25 Mar 2023 11:00 pm
Railways Achieve 85% Electrification Of Route In JK

SRINAGAR: The electrification of the Broad Gauge (BG) route in Jammu & Kashmirs Ferozpur Division marks a significant milestone in railway electrification for Indian Railways. This accomplishment is expected to enhance rail connectivity and increase train speeds in the Union Territory. According to an official, Indian Railways has electrified 85% of route kilometres, making significant []

25 Mar 2023 10:33 pm
Waqf Board Chair Suspends 31 Employees, Orders Enquiry

SRINAGAR: Dr Syed Darakhshan Andrabi, the Chairperson of J&K Waqf Board On Saturday suspended 31 employees for neglecting their duties at various shrines in Srinagar. According to a statement issued, during a surprise inspection conducted by the chairperson, it was discovered that numerous employees were absent without authorization. However, the majority of the suspensions were []

25 Mar 2023 10:18 pm
Leh-Manali Highway Opens For Traffic In Record 138 Days

SRINAGAR: The strategically important Leh-Manali Highway was was opened for vehicular traffic by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) on Saturday in record 138 days. Quoting officials, KNO reported that even though the road is open and snow clearance is mostly complete only army convoys and essential supply vehicles will be allowed in the initial days. []

25 Mar 2023 9:57 pm
No Truck Halts At Nagrota And Qazigund: CS

SRINAGAR: Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta on Saturday impressed upon the traffic authorities to completely do away with the halting of trucks at Nagrota and Qazigund on Sgr-Jmu National Highway and instead let them ply smoothly without putting any forced halt to their movement either way between Jammu and Srinagar. Dr Mehta made these []

25 Mar 2023 9:12 pm
Over 8,000 Students Flock To Govt Schools In Valley For 2023-24 Academic Year

SRINAGAR: In a major development, nearly 8,000 school students in Kashmir division have shifted their admissions from private to government schools. An official informed the news agency KNO that in the ongoing mega enrolment campaign for academic session 2023-24, nearly 8,000 students have migrated from private to government schools. Such admissions include dozens of dropouts []

25 Mar 2023 7:45 pm
JKDMA Issues Avalanche Warning For Ten Districts

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Disaster Management Authority (JKDMA) on Saturday issued avalanche warning for ten districts in upcoming 24 hours. DMA issued a Low Danger Level warning above 3000 metres over Anantnag, Bandipora, Baramulla, Kupwara, Kulgam, Doda, Kishtwar, Poonch, Ramban and Reasi districts. People living in the specified areas have been advised to take precautions []

25 Mar 2023 7:37 pm
Power Shutdown To Affect Several Areas In Central Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Residents of several areas in Srinagar are set to face power outages as the Power Controller Kashmir has announced a series of shutdowns in the coming days. According to a statement released by the Power Controller Kashmir, the power supply to the Grid Station Lisser will remain affected on March 26 from 10 am []

25 Mar 2023 6:19 pm
New Social Media Guidelines Violate Basic Fundamental Rights: Mehbooba

SRINAGAR: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said the new social media guidelines for the Jammu and Kashmir government employees are in complete violation of the basic fundamental rights of people. Taking to Twitter, Mehbooba wrote, Whether it was blacklisting contractors & the social media gag to employees, a clear intimidation of dispossessing people in []

25 Mar 2023 6:12 pm
One Year Jail To Cop For Accepting Bribe

SRINAGAR: A Special Judge of Anti-Corruption Court Srinagar has sentenced an Assistant Sub-inspector rank police official to one year jail over accusations of demanding and accepting bribe. A Spokesperson said, Special Judge Anti-Corruption Srinagar has sentenced a public servant to one year in Jail. The judgement was pronounced on 24-03-2023, wherein accused ASI Mushtaq Ahmad []

25 Mar 2023 5:35 pm
One Dead, Three Injured In Explosion

SRINAGAR: One person was killed and three others were injured in explosion at a scrap factory in Bari Brahmana area of Samba district in Jammu and Kashmir. The latest Tweet by ANI states, One person dead, three injured in explosion at a scrap factory in Bari Brahmana: Deputy Commissioner Samba, Anuradha Gupta ,Details awaited.

25 Mar 2023 4:55 pm
Two LeT Militant Associates Arrested: Police

SRINAGAR: Police along with counter insurgent forces have arrested two militant associates linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT in Sumlar area of Bandipora and recovered incriminating materials and two Chinese grenades from their possession. Acting on specific information regarding movement of militant associates, Police along with Army (14RR) & CRPF (3rdBN) at a checkpoint established []

25 Mar 2023 3:51 pm
JK NHM Ranks Public Health Facilities On Hospital Management System

SRINAGAR: The National Health Mission in Jammu and Kashmir has announced the release of the February 2023 rankings of public health facilities on the Hospital Management Information System (JK e Sahaj). The initiative has covered 578 facilities in the first phase of implementation and will gradually extend to other facilities in a phased manner. In []

25 Mar 2023 3:47 pm
ED Attaches Rs 252 Crore Worth Commercial Property In JK Bank Fraud Case

SRINAGAR: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) issued a provisional attachment order under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) to seize a multi-storeyed commercial complex, worth more than Rs 252 crore, located in Delhis Shalimar Bagh area in connection with its probe into an alleged bank fraud case against the Ambience Group, The Tribune []

25 Mar 2023 3:33 pm
Fully Funded Scholarship At Victoria University, Apply Now

SRINAGAR: Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand is inviting applications for a fully funded Doctoral Scholarship for the year 2023. The University offers around 110 scholarships in the field of Architecture, Business and Government, Design, Education, Engineering, Health, Humanities, Law, Music, Technology, and Science. Eligible candidates need to have a strong academic record and a []

25 Mar 2023 2:40 pm
Couple Detained For Alleged Links With Amritpal Singhs Aide

SRINAGAR: In continuation with ongoing raids to arrest on the run Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh, Police detained a couple for their alleged links with one of his aides from Ranbir Singh Pura area of Jammu on Saturday. According to an official who spoke to the news agency KNO, Amrik Singh and his wife []

25 Mar 2023 2:14 pm
Stray Dogs Injure Minor Girl In North Kashmir

SRINAGAR: A 10-year-old girl was injured after attacked by a pack of stray dogs in Rednag Lalpora area of Lolab in north Kashmirs Kupwara district on Saturday morning, officials said. They said that the a girl namely Tayba Shafi, daughter of Mohammad Shafi Mir, was attacked by stray dogs outside home of her maternal uncle. []

25 Mar 2023 1:51 pm
Gujarat CMO Veteran Resigns Over Sons Ties To JK Conman

SRINAGAR: Hitesh Pandya, an additional public relations officer in the Gujarat Chief Ministers Office, resigned on Friday evening after serving for nearly 22 years. The resignation was due to the links between his son, a businessman associated with the BJP, and conman Kiran Patel, who is currently in custody in J&K for impersonating an official []

25 Mar 2023 1:34 pm
JK To Have Vande Bharat Trains By Next Year: Minister

SRINAGAR: Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Saturday said that Jammu and Kashmir will have Vande Bharat trains next year as Jammu-Srinagar rail link will be opened this year only. After meeting the senior Railway officers, the Minister while talking to reporters said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has transformed the rail network across India, []

25 Mar 2023 1:19 pm
23-Year-Old Youth Dies By Suicide

SRINAGAR: A 23-year-old youth from North Kashmir who had allegedly consumed some poisonous substance on Friday in a bid to end his life, died in a Srinagar hospital on Saturday, official sources said. They said that the deceased (name withheld) resides in the Safapora area falling in the jurisdiction of the Bandipora district. The deceased []

25 Mar 2023 1:04 pm
Do Not Hire Private Vehicles As Taxi: RTO Kashmir

SRINAGAR: The Regional Transport Officer (RTO), Syed Shahnawaz Bukhari advised the public not to enter into any commercial contract with any vehicle owner for a vehicle that does not have a commercial permit. As per the public notification issued by RTO Kashmir, all the government departments, PSUs, Banks, Educational Institutions and individuals not to hire []

25 Mar 2023 12:47 pm
Retired Justice Sunil Hali To Lead Fee Fixation Committee

SRINAGAR: Justice (Retd) Sunil Hali has been appointed as the chairperson of the Committee for Fixation, Determination and Regulation of Fee of Private Schools by the government for a period of three years. The appointment was made under section 20-A of the Jammu and Kashmir School Education Act 2002, in accordance with the Jammu and []

24 Mar 2023 11:13 pm
ECI Orders Special Summary Revision Of Electoral Rolls In JK

SRINAGAR: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has ordered a special summary revision of electoral rolls in Jammu & Kashmir, the second such exercise after the completion of the delimitation process in the Union Territory. In a communique to Chief Electoral Officers of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat, the ECI has conveyed to []

24 Mar 2023 11:01 pm
Gujarat Police File Cheating Case Against Conman, Custody May Follow

SRINAGAR: The Gujarat states Ahmedabad Crime Branch has filed a fresh First Information Report (FIR) against Kiran Patel, a fraudster who posed as a PMO (Prime Ministers Office) official and deceived the security establishment in Kashmir to obtain various benefits before being apprehended earlier this month. According to an official who spoke to news agency []

24 Mar 2023 10:13 pm
First Friday Of Ramadan Marks Huge Rush At Hazratbal, Jamia Masjid

SRINAGAR: The major shrines and Masjids in Srinagar witnessed huge rush of devotees during the congregational Friday prayers while authorities claimed that thousands of people offered prayers at historic Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta and Dargah Hazratbal shrine. Srinagar police in a tweet informed that the congregational prayers concluded peacefully and said that 18,000 people offered []

24 Mar 2023 9:44 pm
World Tuberculosis Day: Over 18,000 TB Cases Reported In Kashmir In Last Five Years

SRINAGAR: With the efforts of the Health Department, the tuberculosis cases in Kashmir are on decline with authorities claiming that every effort is being taken to make JK TB free by 2025. Quoting a top health official, KNO reported that TB cases are on decline and more and more districts are showing improvement with each []

24 Mar 2023 9:21 pm
Child Friendly Furniture For Kindergarten Classes In Govt Schools: DSEK

SRINAGAR: In a significant development, the Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) is readying to equip around 845 Kindergarten Classes in government schools with child friendly furniture across Kashmir. The Directorate has accorded post-facto sanction for procurement of furniture for around 845 Kindergarten schools worth Rs 1267 lakhs under UT Capex budget 2022-23. Post-facto administrative []

24 Mar 2023 8:50 pm
Directorate Of H&H Kashmir Gets Sanction For Raw Wool, Pashmina Marketing

SRINAGAR: The Central Wool Development Board, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India has sanctioned two projects to Directorate of Handicrafts and Handloom Kashmir for marketing of raw wool and pashmina with the project cost of Rs. 51 Lakh and 200 Lakh respectively. The project aims in recognizing the economic and cultural importance of Wool and []

24 Mar 2023 8:05 pm
One Killed, Three Injured In JK Road Accident

SRINAGAR: One person was killed while three others were injured in an accident at Banibagh area of Kangan, Ganderbal on Friday, officials said. A Swift car with the registration number JK16-6685 collided with an Alto car with the registration number JK16A-5488, causing harm to all four passengers in the vehicles, officials said. Molvi Qaiser Ah []

24 Mar 2023 8:03 pm
JK To Regain Statehood Soon: Union Minister.

SRINAGAR: Ramdas Athawale, the Indian Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, stated that the abrogation of Article 370 was carried out with the aim of promoting development and peace in Jammu and Kashmir. Furthermore, he mentioned that Jammu and Kashmir, currently a union territory, will soon regain its status as a state. This is []

24 Mar 2023 7:53 pm
Mahatma Gandhi Had No Degree: LG Sinha

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmirs Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Thursday while speaking about Mahatma Gandhi stated that the iconic leader did not possess any degree in law or any other field. Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said that Mahatma Gandhi had no degree. Ahmed Khabeer (@AhmedKhabeer_) March 23, 2023 []

24 Mar 2023 7:40 pm
JK Govt Issues Social Media Guidelines For Employees

SRINAGAR: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has issued a circular regarding the use of social media by its employees. An elaborate set of guidelines regarding the use of social media by government employees has been notified for strict adherence/compliance. The circular has been issued in compliance with Government Order No. 1646-JK (GAD) of 2017, []

24 Mar 2023 4:42 pm
KCCI Delegation Meets Union Minister to Address Pashmina Export Issues

SRINAGAR: A delegation led by the President of Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI), Javid Ahmad Tenga, recently called on the Union Minister for Forest, Environment & Climate Change (MOEFCC), Bhupinder Yadav, to discuss the challenges faced by exporters of Pashmina shawls. The delegation highlighted the problems faced by exporters at customs, where their []

24 Mar 2023 4:29 pm
Google Fellowship Programme Opens, Check Details

SRINAGAR: Google is inviting applications for Google PhD Fellowship India Programme 2023. Interested candidates can apply before the application deadline of April 18, 2023 through online mode only. The decision pertaining to the award of the fellowship will be taken in July 2023 and candidates will be notified shortly after. To claim eligibility, the applicants []

24 Mar 2023 1:11 pm
First-Ever Parapharyngeal Tumour Surgery At GMC Anantnag

SRINAGAR: For the first time, a rare Parapharyngeal tumour surgery was successfully performed by doctors at the government medical college in Anantnag on a patient who had been diagnosed with this unusual condition. One of the doctors involved in the procedure noted that the surgery was performed on a 29-year-old patient at GMC Anantnag. According []

24 Mar 2023 12:02 pm
Infiltration Bid Foiled, One Killed In North Kashmir

SRINAGAR: One unidentified Inflitrator was killed after an infiltration bid was foiled by counter insurgent forces in Jabdi area on LoC of Tangdhar in North Kashmirs Kupwara district on Friday. Quoting officials,GNS reported that counter insurgent forces detected suspicious movement near Jabdi area of Tangdhar. During the searches, one Infiltrator was killed during firefight. The []

24 Mar 2023 11:31 am
Widespread Rain, Gusty Wind In JK In Next 48 Hours: MeT

SRINAGAR: Weather department on Friday forecast widespread rains and thunderstorm with snowfall over higher reaches at most places of Jammu and Kashmir till weekend. Quoting a meteorological department official,GNS reported that there was possibility of hailstorm in plains during March 24-25. Thunderstorm may be accompanied by strong gusty winds. Rain likely to commence from March []

24 Mar 2023 11:24 am
Nobody Can Break Our Unity: Farooq Abdullah At Panthers Party Rally

SRINAGAR: At a rally organised by the Panthers Party in Udhampur, National Conference president and former Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said that nobody can break their unity and they have decided that they will either safeguard the future of Jammu and Kashmir or will die in the struggle for safeguarding it. Addressing []

24 Mar 2023 10:51 am
Ghulam Nabi Azads Book Launch Set For April 5

SRINAGAR: The book Azaad, authored by Ghulam Nabi Azad and published by Rupa Publications India, offers a personal account of his political journey, tracing the remarkable evolution of Indias political landscape over the past five decades. Through candid reflections on his life and career alongside some of Indias and the worlds most influential leaders, Azad []

23 Mar 2023 10:39 pm
5327 Applications, Investment Proposals Received So Far In JK: MHA

SRINAGAR: 5327 applications and investment proposals have been received so far in Jammu and Kashmir, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai said on Thursday In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Rai said that as per the information provided by the Government of J&K, a total of 5327 applications/investment []

23 Mar 2023 10:18 pm
Damaged In Floods, 700-Year-Old Temple Undergoes Renovation In Srinagar

SRINAGAR: In a bid to renovate the seven-century-old Mangleshwar Bhairav Temple at Baba Demb area, the authorities have started the renovation work on the project. The work is expected to be completed by next month and the estimated cost of the project is around Rs 1.62 core. Executive Engineer Circular Road Project, Roads and Building []

23 Mar 2023 10:00 pm
LeT Militant Associate Arrested In North Kashmir: Police

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested a militant associate of Lashkar-e-Toiba outfit in Sopore area of north Kashmirs Baramulla district. Quoting an official, KNO reported that the militant associate was arrested during a joint cordon and search operation near Railway Station in Peth Seer area of Sopore. He identified him []

23 Mar 2023 9:34 pm
Narco-Terror Second Biggest Challenge After Militancy: DGP Dilbagh Singh

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh Thursday said that police have launched a major war against the narco-terror in JK as more and more youth are falling prey to the drug menace. Police have busted several drug modules and recovered not just drugs but weapons as well, Singh told reporters []

23 Mar 2023 9:18 pm
66 Percent Women In JK Anaemic, Says Govt Report

SRINAGAR: Majority of women in Jammu and Kashmir are anaemic, said statistics published in the latest Women and Men in India 2022 report by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI). According to the report released recently, 66 percent women in Jammu and Kashmir have anaemia, including 25 percent with mild anaemia, 38 percent []

23 Mar 2023 9:00 pm
Night Bus Service In Srinagar: Div Com Directs For Immediate Induction

SRINAGAR: In a first, Night Bus Service to start in Srinagar on different routes to facilitate the general public. In this regard, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Vijay Kumar Bidhuri today convened a meeting of officers to chalk out a plan for induction of SRTC Bus for night transport service. The meeting was attended by Regional []

23 Mar 2023 7:57 pm
Court Rejects Bail Plea By Conman

SRINAGAR: A court here on Thursday dismissed bail plea of man from Gujarat, Kiran Patel, who conned the security establishment in Jammu and Kashmir into believing him to be a PMO official and got the requisite perks prior to his arrest earlier this month. Having reserved the order on Monday after hearing the arguments of []

23 Mar 2023 6:00 pm
Electricity Snapped In Srinagar Areas As Residents Object To Smart Meter Installation

SRINAGAR: Scores of protestors, mainly women, chanted slogans against PDD, asking the latter to stop the installation of smart-meters in the area and restore the electricity, which according to them was snapped on Wednesday. The protesters blocked the main road near JLNM Hospital, causing a standstill for few hours. We had protested against the move []

23 Mar 2023 4:48 pm
Motorcyclist Injured In Road Accident

SRINAGAR: A motorcyclist was injured in a road accident at Renji Palhalan area of north Kashmir Baramulla district on Thursday. A police official said that an accident took place at Renji Palhalan between Tata Nexon bearing Reg no JK-05G 2581 and motorcycle bearing reg no JK-01W 3792 resulting in injuries to motorcyclist namely Javaid Ahmad []

23 Mar 2023 4:12 pm
Big Change Always Starts With Small Step: LG Sinha

SRINAGAR: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha felicitated and interacted with players participating in 84th National & Inter State Table Tennis Championship at Gymnasium Hall, University of Jammu on Wednesday. The Lt Governor expressed immense pride in the accomplishments of sportspersons at national and international arena. We truly admire the outstanding skills, courage, sacrifice and dedication of []

23 Mar 2023 4:04 pm
NTA Announces Admission Through CUET-PG

SRINAGAR: National Testing Agency (NTA) has issued application forms for the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) for PG courses for the 2023-24 session. The applications are to be made via online mode only using the official website. Interested candidates can apply between March 20 and April 19, 2023 up to 5 PM. The examination fee []

23 Mar 2023 3:13 pm