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Police pays floral tributes to Gowhar
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SRINAGAR, July 27: Police today paid floral tributes to a cop, who was killed militants in Kulgam last evening. To pay homage to the police Constable Gowhar Nazir, a wreath laying ceremony was held in Kulgam, a police spokesman said. Deputy Inspector General of Police, South Kashmir range, SP Pani led the police and security force officers and jawans in laying floral wreaths on the mortal remains of the slain cop. Gowhar Nazir son of Nazir Ahmad Tantray a resident of Kujjar, Yaripora was shot at and killed by some unknown militants near Kanjikulla bridge, in Kulgam last evening. He was appointed in police on December 8, 2016 and was last posted at Padpawan guard in Shopian. Gowhar was unmarried and is survived by aged parents, three sisters and three brothers, the spokesman added....
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2 army men injured in Shopian attack
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SRINAGAR, July 27: Two army men were injured in a militant attack in Shopian district to night. Reports said that militants attacked an army party of 62 RR withdrawing after a cordon-and-search-operation in Materbugh village of Shopian. Two army men were injured. Security forces have cordoned off the area....
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602 pilgrims leave Jammu for Amarnath Yatra
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JAMMU, July 27: A small batch of 602 pilgrims left here on Thursday to perform the ongoing Amarnath Yatra. "This is the smallest number of pilgrims leaving Jammu for the yatra so far this year," officials said here. "They left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas at 3 AM in an escorted convoy of 19 vehicles for the Kashmir Valley." So far, over 2.50 lakh pilgrims have performed the yatra since it started on June 29 compared to last year's 2.30 lakh devotees. The pilgrims use either the south Kashmir Pahalgam or the north Kashmir Baltal route to reach the cave shrine situated at 3,888 metres above sea-level. Helicopter services are also available for pilgrims on both routes. A total of 48 pilgrims have died during this year. Of these, 17 died in a road accident, eight were killed in a terror ...
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Graft charges against top cops for illegally leasing out land to restaurant owner
SRINAGAR, Jul 27 (Agencies): Two cases of corruption have been registered by the crime branch of the Jammu and Kashmir police against its own officers for allegedly causing loss to the state exchequer by leasing out land to a restaurant owner without permission. According to the two FIRs, available with agencies, the cases were registered against unnamed senior officials of the Armed Police Headquarters and two battalions under various sections of the Ranbir Penal Code and Prevention of Corruption Act. The officials belong to the Armed Police Headquarters, of the 9th battalion of the Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police (JKAP) and the 10th India Reserve Police (IRP) battalion were both in FIRs. The FIRs also name a restaurant owner as an accused. The offence took place in 2014. The FIRs men...
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Petition on KPs’ killings dismissed
SC order departure from established law: JKCCS
‘Dangerous precedent for other courts to deny justice’
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SRINAGAR, Jul 25: Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) has described the order of Supreme court dismissing a petition seeking probe into killings of Kashmiri Pandits in the state as “complete departure from established law” and “thus setting a dangerous precedent for other courts” to deny justice to victims of violence in J&K. In a JKCCS statement issued to the press, its member and coordinator Khurram Parvez said, “The Supreme Court order does not merely set a dangerous precedent for other courts – including the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir – but in fact mirrors the past and continuing approach of the judiciary (Supreme Court of India and High Court and lower courts in Jammu and Kashmir) with regard to human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir. In fact, this order ...
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Pampore constituency to be developed on modern lines: Mir Zahoor
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SRINAGAR, July 23: Describing the present era as a golden period of development and prosperity for the J&K State, Minister of State for Forest, Environment, Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Cooperative and Fisheries, Mir Zahoor Ahmad, today said that Pampore is being developed as a model constituency. The Minister said this while addressing a large public gathering in Srinagar. Reiterating the government’s commitment to transform the socio-economic condition of the State’s people, Mir said basic amenities like road network, adequate drinking water and power supply, better educational and health facilities will be provided to people at their door steps. The Minister said the current dispensation at the helm is making all possible efforts for equitable and sustained development of all the three...
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'56.65 crore infrastructure coming up at 32 health institutions'
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BANDIPORA, July 23: Health is wealth. Nobody can challenge or compromise this commonly used Maxim. It is peerless. There is no alternative which can be used as health. A poor peasant with good health is happier than a rich person with poor health. The health sector is prime concern of every individual, household, society and the more of the state. Strenuous efforts are underway to make this sector more effective and sustainable. The present dispensation headed by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has kept this sector on its top priority, with its main aim to extend health care facilities to the rural and far-flung areas. District Bandipora, which is situated at a distance of about 60 KMs from the capital city Srinagar, with a population of 392232 (census 2011) has a network of 102 health ...
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Altaf Bukhari for holistic development of students
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SRINAGAR, July 23: Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, today stressed on the need for providing exposure to students of the State along with formal education for their holistic development. The Minister was speaking during a flag-off ceremony of an educational tour of girl students to Leh and Kargil. The educational tour has been organized by the Department of School Education, Kashmir, in which 40 students from various parts of Kashmir along with four teachers are undertaking a 10-day long educational tour of the twin desert districts. While interacting with the students, Bukhari said such tours are conducted to provide students an opportunity to explore different places and interact with their counterparts from other parts of the State. He said this tour is part of ...
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Omar expresses grief on Beerwah killing
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SRINAGAR, July 21: National Conference (NC) working president Omar Abdullah today called for an end to “cycle of death and despair”. He expressed grief over the killing of a young tailor in army firing. In a statement, Omar expressed his solidarity with the bereaved family. Praying for solace to the family of young Tanveer Ahmed Wani, he said the cycle of death and despair must end. “My heart goes out to the family of young Tanveer Ahmed Wani or Arwah, Beerwah and all such families who have had to bear such tragic and inconsolable losses. The cycle of death and despair has consumed our young and this cycle must be broken with peace, resolution and reconciliation,” said Omar....
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KEG seeks PCI reinvestment in its credibility in J&K
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SRINAGAR, July 20: Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) suggested a visiting sub-committee of the Press Council of India (PCI) to reinvest in its efforts seriously so that its credibility in J&K is restored. One way of salvaging the credibility would be to revisit its 1991 report “Crisis and Credibility” that was a bid to undermine and subvert the institution of media in Kashmir, a statement said. The report was a sort of joint venture between the PCI and the Government of India to paint the Kashmir media corps black and sail through the wider global condemnations in wake of the mass rapes in Kunan Poshpora. “An institution mandated by law to protect and oversee the conduct of media permitted itself to be used and abused by the state apparatus to subvert an institution in Kashmir’s most challen...
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Mehbooba congratulates Kovind
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SRINAGAR, July 19: Chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti has congratulated president elect, Ram Nath Kovind on his becoming the 14th President of India. In her congratulatory message to Kovind, the chief minister said his victory marks an important milestone in the political history of the country. She said the election of Kovind reflects the empowerment of underprivileged, backward, minorities and other weaker sections of the society. Mehbooba hoped the tenure of Kovind would prove to be inspiring, encouraging and egalitarian....
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Pay minimum wages to employees, employed under MWA: SHRC to Govt
Directs CS GAD to furnish list of such employees within two months
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SRINAGAR, July 20: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Thursday directed the government to pay minimum wages to all the employees, employed by the state government under the Minimum Wages Act. The Suo-Moto case regarding that Government is paying Rs 200 to Rs 500 per month to Contingent Paid Workers (CPW) engaged by Education department was listed before the SHRC chairperson, Justice Bilal Nazki. While passing the order under no SHRC/2017/PS/56, dated 20-07-2017, Naki directed Commissioner Secretary GAD to furnish the list of all such employees of all the departments in the state within a period of two months. “Besides, Chief Secretary is also directed to file compliance report within the same period,” Nazki in an order said. The government is also directed to pay minimum wage...
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Will provide 50 percent discount if you purchase beef from J&K, Rasheed to Parrikar
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SRINAGAR, July 20: Accusing BJP leadership of exploiting religious sentiments of Hindi community, incumbent Langate lawmaker Rasheed has said that Manohar Parikar’s statement to import beef from Karnataka and western countries has exposed Sang Parivar’s hypocrisy and real face. While addressing a public meeting at Panzgam Kupwara on Thursday Rasheed said, “Those killing Muslims in the name of Cows need to answer whether Cows are holy only at places where BJP and Sang Parivar deems them so?” “If cow is holy in Gujarat how is slaughtering animals fair in Karnataka or any other part of world. Manohar Parikar’s proposal to import beef to Goa is ample proof to conclude that BJP is crying cow protection only as a political slogan to divide Hindu’s and Muslims for electoral gains,” Rasheed sai...
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KEG seeks PCI reinvestment in its credibility in J&K
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SRINAGAR, July 20: Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) suggested a visiting sub committee of the Press Council of India (PCI) to reinvest in its efforts seriously so that its credibility in J&K is restored. One way of salvaging the credibility would be to revisit its 1991 report “Crisis and Credibility” that was a bid to undermine and subvert the institution of media in Kashmir. The report was a sort of joint venture between the PCI and the Government of India to paint the Kashmir media corps black and sail through the wider global condemnations in wake of the mass rapes in Kunan. “An institution mandated by law to protect and oversee the conduct of media permitted itself to be used and abused by the state apparatus to subvert an institution in Kashmir’s most challenging phase of history,” KEG ...
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Physical tests for SIs of Jammu Province
Process to start from August 22 at Sports Stadium Doda
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SRINAGAR, July 20: Police Recruitment Board for SIs has informed the candidates belonging to Jammu Province that the Physical Standard Test and Physical Endurance Test for the post of Sub inspector will be conducted as per the schedule already notified The tests will begin at Sports Stadium Doda for DKR Range from August 22,2017 to August 25,2017. Candidates belonging to Udhampur- Reasi Range will undergo the said tests at DPL Udhampur from August 28 to 30, 2017.Rajouri-Poonch Range candidates will be put to tests from September 7 to 10,2017 at DPL Rajouri and the tests for candidates of JKS Range will be held at Gulshan Ground Jammu from September 13 to 20,2017. Eligible candidates can download their admit cards from J&K Police Website (www.jkpolice.gov.in) from July 25, 2017. Board ha...
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Zulfkar grieves former parliamentarian Shabir Ahmad Salaria's demise
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SRINAGAR, July 20: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and Information Choudhary Zulfkar Ali today expressed his condolences on the demise of veteran political stalwart Advocate Shabir Ahmad Salaria. The deceased was a former Rajya Sabha member and was a well established advocate in the State’s High Court. Lauding the contribution of Shabir Salaria in the religious, social and political spheres of Jammu and Kashmir, Zulfkar said his immense contribution in social and economic uplift of his people would be remembered for long. Expressing solidarity with the bereaved family, the Minister prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul....
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Dy Speaker for expediting RDD works in Gurez
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SRINAGAR, July 20: Deputy Speaker, Legislative Assembly, Nazir Ahmed Gurezi today convened a meeting of the senior officers of Rural Development Department to review the functioning of the department in Gurez valley. The meeting was attended by Director Rural Development Kashmir, Gazanfer Ali, Joint Director Planning, Rural Development and PR, S. Shabir Shafi, Assistant Commissioner Development, Bandipora, Mohammad Jahangir Khanday and concerned officers. The Deputy Speaker directed the Director Rural Development to provide adequate funds sanction under Centre and State sponsored schemes, including MGNEREGA for Gurej so that all pending works can be started immediately. Gurezi said that there is acute shortage of staff in Gurez and asked the director to depute required staff in the off...
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Chief Secretary stresses CoS on timely submission of UCs
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SRINAGAR, July 20: Chief Secretary, B B Vyas Thursday underlined the importance of submitting utilization certificates (UCs) on time to pave way for speedy and effective implementation of various Centrally Sponsored Schemes. Chairing the meeting of the Committee of Secretaries (CoS), here, Chief Secretary urged Administrative Secretaries to ensure that project-wise UCs are submitted and bottlenecks if any in the utilisation of funds removed immediately. Chief Secretary observed that the Finance and Planning Departments released 50% funds of the revenue and Capex budget in the month of February, 2017, authorizing expenditure to be made from 1st April, 2017, to enable the departments to take advantage of the early release and ensure early tendering and execution of work on ground. Whil...
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