|Spl DG L&O, reviews law & Order situation in Pulwama|
|SRINAGAR, Sep 24: Underscoring the need for greater synergy among all security agencies, Special Director General, Law & Order, Coordination, SP Vaid has said that the law enforcing agencies have to work together and maintain peace & order in the State, beside security of the people.
Vaid was chairing a meeting of police and CRPF officers at District Police Office(DPO) Pulwama here today. The meeting was convened to review law & order situation in the district, besides Shopian and Awantipora, which was also attended by IG (Ops) CRPF Zulfikar Hassan and other officers.
The meeting deliberated on various issues relating to the security scenario in these south Kashmir districts and was briefed by the field officers about the measures undertaken on different fronts to restore peace and o...|
|Governor, CM express grief over loss of lives in Bandipora accident|
|SRINAGAR, Sep 24: Governor NN Vohra and Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti have expressed grief over the loss of lives in an accident on the Gurez-Bandipora road.
In a condolence message the Governor has conveyed his sympathies to the members of the bereaved families and prayed for peace to the departed souls. He has wished speedy recovery to the persons injured in this accident.
Raj Bhavan Spokesperson noted that the Governor has expressed serious concern, yet again, about the recurring loss of precious lives in road accidents and the continuing delay in the required remedial steps being effectively enforced.
In her condolence message, the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti conveyed heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved families. She directed the administration to provide all required tr...|
|Govt works out modalities to secure place for Srinagar in 'Smart Cities' list|
|SRINAGAR, Sep 24: The State Government today finalized modalities with different stakeholders to secure place for Srinagar in the final list of Smart Cities that will be announced in January next year.
A high-level meeting was convened here today under the chairmanship of Commissioner Secretary, Housing and Urban Development Department, Hridesh Kumar to discuss the modalities for securing a place for Srinagar in the Smart Cities list.
During the meeting, Kumar urged officers of different departments to synchronize their efforts for ensuring that the summer capital of the state makes it to the final list of Smart Cities which will be announced in January 2017.
A presentation was made at the meeting by the consultant - Voyants Partnering Vision (VPV) - engaged by Srinagar Municipal Cor...|
|Unrest affects supply of vegetables and fish|
|SRINAGAR, Sep 24, CNS: In wake of current unrest the people dealing in fish business have stopped importing multiple varieties of fish from outside states. The Valley has also been witnessing a dip in the flow of trucks carrying vegetables and fruits in the last 78 days of unrest following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in South Kashmir.
“Normally we used to import 70 tons of fish of different varieties in a month from different states but from past two months due to closure of hotels and restaurants we haven’t imported anything. We supplied the imported fish to different eateries and top hotels but the process has been halted now,” said the owners of Bismillah and Kolu Fish industries to reporters.
“It is not only fish but fruits, vegetables and other items ar...|
|Physical test for Anantnag SPO candidates started|
|SRINAGAR, Sep 24: The physical test of the candidates from Anantnag who had applied for the post of Special Police Officers (SPOs) started from today morning. The test was conducted from serial number one to serial number 500.
The physical test of the candidates from serial 500 to 10001 shall be conducted on September 25, from serial No. 1001 to 1500 on September 26, from serial No. 1501 to onwards on 27 September....|
|1.5 lakh cubic metres of silt extracted from river Jhelum: Chief Engineer|
|SRINAGAR, Sep 22: Chief Engineer, Irrigation and Flood Control Department, Mir Javad Jaffar today said that as many as 1.5 lakh cubic metres of bad material has been extracted so far from River Jhelum through dredging.
He said two departmental and three private dredgers have been deployed at various places for the purpose.
Jaffar said two departmental dredgers have been deployed at Baramulla since 2012 to extracted bad material. He said two more stretches in Srinagar and Baramulla and flood spill channel have been allotted for dredging to a Kolkata based Company ‘Reach Dredging Ltd’ since March this year. He said that 7 lakh cubic metres and 9.15 lakh cubic metres of bad material has been targeted for dredging out in Srinagar and Baramulla stretches by the end of March 2017 against whic...|
|PDP non-serious party about resolution of Kashmir: Rashid|
|SRINAGAR, Sep 22: AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Rashid today said no one should compare his party (AIP) with Peoples Democratic Party.
“My party is a small party, but I don’t want to compare my party with PDP and any other political party,” he said
Rashid said both the political parties PDP and BJP are playing drama about the Kashmir issue. “Kashmir is a political issue we need to solve it politically. Present generation of Kashmiri youth know the fact about Kashmir, it is political issue we need to solve it,” he said.
Rashid said India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh accepted that Kashmir is not integral part of India and it is time to solve this issue.
“We always say that Kashmir issue is my first preference. Delhi should understand that avoiding the resolution is the only reason why Ka...|
|DAK expresses dismay over court decision on pellet guns|
|SRINAGAR, Sep 22: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today expressed dismay over Jammu and Kashmir High Court’s decision turning down a plea seeking ban on the use of pellet guns for crowd control.
Disappointed by the decision, President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said that refusal of ban on the use of pellet guns and justifying their use is unfortunate.
State High court on Wednesday rejected ban on the use of pellet guns that have maimed and blinded hundreds of civilians. This is a chilling verdict, he said.
Dr Nisar said Court has not realized the predicament and pitiable condition of the victims who are hurt by the ruling.
“We were hopeful that court will bring relief to people but this astounding move has dashed all hopes. Despite public uproar and obvious lethality, cou...|
|Our relentless efforts bringing palpable change in valley: Army|
|SRINAGAR, Sep 22: The defense spokesman on Thursday said that concerted and relentless efforts by the Army are bringing a palpable change in the Valley.
In a statement issued, the defense spokesman said, “Army is taking conscious ‘steps’ to reach out to the Awaam.”
“These footprints have become a medium to interact with the village elders, youths and children and assure them of all assistance to restore normalcy in the area and encourage the children to join schools at the earliest,” the statement reads.
“Certainly, the presence of Army in our areas is reassuring and instills confidence in us to carry on with our normal lives which have been badly affected due to continuous bandh calls,” has been the common refrain of many people of Shar, Kakapora, Kulgam Khrew, Mandikpal, Konabal, Wah...|
|Hina appeals people to get back to their businesses|
|SRINAGAR, Sep 22: State Vice President of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Mahila Morcha, Dr Hina Shafi Bhat Thursday condemned ‘Pakistan sponsored terror strike’ in Uri aimed at creating more disturbances in the state.
In a statement issued, she said that “Pakistan has become a pariah of International politics and all world leaders have asked Pakistan to shun her path of using terrorists for political ends.”
She said, “The most unfortunate part of the issue is that some agents of Pakistan who dance to the tunes of ISI thus issuing and enforcing shutdown calendars have brought huge miseries to common people.”
Dr Hina Bhat said that people in Kashmir are facing “Pakistan-Hurriyat onslaught and shutdown calendars designed as per the whims and fancies of street urchins have created havoc in...|
|Jammu, Srinagar in Smart City list; announcement soon: H&UDD|
|SRINAGAR, Sep 22: The Housing and Urban Development Department today made it clear that both Srinagar and Jammu cities have been included in the list of Smart Cities and a formal announcement in this regard would be made soon.
A spokesman of the H&UDD said the State Government is already working on the Detailed Project Report (DPR) to be submitted to the Government of India for inclusion of the twin cities of Srinagar and Jammu in the Smart City initiative. He said out of the 100 cities to be undertaken under the project announced by the Centre only one city from the State was to be taken up, but due to the intervention of the State Government the Centre has agreed to take up two capital cities from J&K under the Smart City initiative. The spokesperson further said that the recently ann...|
|Agriculture Deptt functioning reviewed|
|KULGAM, Sep 22: In the backdrop of prevailing turmoil the Deputy Commissioner Showkat Aijaz Bhat today convened a meeting to review the functioning of agriculture and allied departments in the district here in. The meeting was attended by the district officers of agriculture, horticulture, sericulture, floculture and piculture.
The meeting had a threadbare discussion on the issues confronting this department during the last two months of turmoil. The Deputy Commissioner on the occasion was apprised by the officers that 70% of the employees are regularly attending their duties in the field.
During the meeting the Chief Agriculture officer informed the Deputy Commissioner that the department had this time introduced the popular Rice Varity of Mushkibudej in the district for the crop qu...|
|CEO SMVDSB briefs Governor|
|SRINAGAR, Sep 22: Ajeet K Sahu, CEO, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB), called on Governor NN Vohra, Chairman of the Board, at the Raj Bhavan here today and briefed him about the progress of the Board’s various ongoing projects in Katra and the Shrine area.
The Governor also reviewed the to-date status of the ongoing up gradation of all the wayside facilities for pilgrims, particularly Bhojanalayas, Viewpoints, Drinking Water Points, Toilets etc.
The Governor directed CEO to ensure time-bound completion of all the remaining works, including the planting of soil binding flowering plants all along the Track to enhance the ambience of the journey.
Prof Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University also met Governor NN Vohra, and
briefed him about the to-...|
|HC rejects Bar PIL seeking ban on pellets|
|SRINAGAR, Sep 21: The state high court today today rejected a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) by high court bar association seeking ban on use of pellet guns in Jammu and Kashmir.
A division bench headed by chief justice N Paul Vasanthakumar has observed that the authorities on the ground can decide about the use of force. Besides this observation, the division bench has said that union ministry of home affairs constituted committee on the use of pellets in Kashmir is yet to come up with its report; so the PIL cannot be decided without considering its findings.
In their arguments the HCBA president Mian Abdul Qayoom and senior lawyer Zaffar Shah prayed that the division bench’s decision in a petition filed in 2013 is not applicable to the instant petition wherein a number of different ...|
|`Uri militants cut fencing at two places, belong to LeT' |
|URI, Sep 21(Agencies): The four militants who stormed an army base in Uri sector on Sunday killing 18 soldiers belonged to Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and managed to sneak in by cutting the perimeter fencing of the highly-guarded army installation at two places, investigations have shown.
In an indication that the militants were well-versed of the layout of the army base close to the Line of Control(LoC), the assailants locked the cooking room and store from outside to prevent the soldiers from leaving before setting them afire, sources privy to the probe said today.
The investigators are not ruling out "insider help" to the militants in view of the precise nature of the actions undertaken by the intruders once inside the army base, the sources said, adding the attackers first cut the perim...|
|No airlifting facility for injured in Kashmir: DAK|
|SRINAGAR, Sep 20: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today said that there is no airlifting facility in Kashmir to transport critically injured patients from the scene of the injury to a trauma center.
DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan said, “Lack of air transport is a cause of low survival in trauma patients. Patients fail to receive critical trauma care during the golden hour due to lack of quick transport. Majority of them die as they do not receive medical care in time. The geographic characteristics and mountainous terrain of Kashmir renders air transport a far more effective option than regular road transport.”
“Getting the right patient to the right place at the right time is critical in increasing patients’ chances of survival. Researchers from the University of Maryland School of...|
|No JK city in Smart cities list|
|Centre announces third list of smart cities|
|SRINAGAR, Sep 20: Even though both the state and centre governments had declared that Jammu and Srinagar cities will be declared as smart cities, yet the third list announced by the centre has none of the two cities from Jammu and Kashmir in it.
Union Minister of Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday released the third list of smart cities. The new list accommodates 27 cities from 12 states, the minister said.
Naidu told reporters in New Delhi that 27 out of the 63 participating cities qualified for this financial year. The cities were put through three rounds of tough competition where they were evaluated on a variety of factors.
The smart cities list includes 5 cities from Maharashtra, 4 each from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, 3 from Uttar Pradesh, 2 each from Punjab, Rajasthan and...|
|Govt orders creation of 124 posts for two Cluster Universities|
|SRINAGAR, Sep 20: The State Government has ordered creation of 124 posts for two Cluster Universities to be established one each in Srinagar and Jammu.
According to an order issued by the Higher Education Department, each Cluster University will be headed by a Vice-Chancellor. The other posts created for these varsities include one post each of Registrar and Assistant Registrar, 36 posts of Assistant Professors, two posts of Accounts Officers, two posts of Assistant Director (Planning & Statistics), two posts of Estates Officer, two posts of Private Secretary, two posts of Section Officers, two posts of Personal Assistant, two posts of Statistical Officer, two posts of Head Assistant, two posts of Statistical Assistant, four posts of Junior Librarian, two posts of Hostel Warden, two post...|
|Highways lifeline of J&K, meet deadlines: Veeri to construction agencies|
|SRINAGAR, Sep 20: While stressing that highways are the lifeline of J&K, Minister for Public Works and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri today asked all the major road construction agencies to expedite work and meet the deadlines of the ongoing projects at any cost.
The direction was passed in a meeting chaired by the Minister.
The Minister asked the Divisional Commissioner’s of Kashmir and Jammu to coordinate with the concerned agencies and facilitate speedy construction of road projects.
He also asked officers to work out all formalities on priority basis on legal issues with the concerned departments.
While deliberating upon the nitty-gritty of different factors of projects, the Minister passed strict directions to the construction companies to adhere to the deadline.
|Gen Dua briefs Guv|
|SRINAGAR, Sep 19: Lt. Gen SK Dua, GOC 15 Corps, met governor N N Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today and briefed him about yesterday’s attack on the army camp in Uri.
The governor and the corps commander discussed various important issues relating to internal security management and the need for stringent enforcement of counter infiltration and counter terrorism grids along the LoC....|
|Srinagar-Muzaffarabad peace bus runs despite Uri attack|
|SRINAGAR, Sep 19: Despite heightened tensions between India and Pakistan in the wake of the Uri attack, the peace bus service between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, known as 'Karvan-e-Aman', was operated today.
Escorted by heavy convoy of security forces, the scheduled run of the peace bus service between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad was operated carrying members of the divided families between the two parts of divided Kashmir.
The State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC)-owned bus headed for Muzaffarabad, in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, was in fact the only civilian vehicle to be allowed to pass through Uri town after Sunday's attack in which 17 soldiers were killed and 30 others injured....|
|CM pays homage to soldiers|
|SRINAGAR, Sep 19: Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti today visited the headquarters of the Chinar Corps at Badamibagh here and laid wreaths on the coffins of the soldiers killed in yesterday’s Uri attack.
General Officer Commanding (GoC) of the Chinar Corps, Lt General Satish Dua, Chief Secretary, B R Sharma and Director General of Police, K Rajendra Kumar were among senior officers present at the somber ceremony to pay their respects.
The chief minister later visited the 92 Base Hospital of the Army to enquire about the welfare of the soldiers injured in the deadly attack....|