Operating With ‘People Friendly’ Rules In Kashmir: Rawat 

NEW DELHI — Days after imposition of Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir, Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday said army was operating with “people-friendly” rules of engagement in the Valley. “Our basic purpose is to go after militants who create violence and disturbance in the Valley. Our aim is not to cause inconvenience to […]

Landslide Blocks National Highway

BANIHAL — A fresh landslide blocked Jammu-Srinagar national highway late this afternoon, leaving hundreds of vehicles including those carrying Amarnath pilgrims to the base camps in the Valley stranded, a policeofficial said. Heavy rains triggered the fresh landslide at Gangroo near Ramsu along the 260-km long highway – the only all weather road connecting Kashmir with rest of the country, and […]

Incessant Rains Submerge City Areas

SMC presses in for dewatering City, Commissioner monitors exercise SRINAGAR —The incessant rains since Wednesday evening has left scores of areas in Srinagar waterlogged, thus leaving the residents there to face inconvenience. It is worth to mention here that the local Meteorological department (MeT) has predicted end to the wet spell on Saturday, saying that […]

LAWDA Demolishes Several Illegal Construction, Encroachments

SRINAGAR — Continuing with its demolition drive to remove illegally raised structures, the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) through its Enforcement Wing demolished several illegal constructions/structures in various areas of its jurisdiction. Enforcement Officer of LAWDA said the structures were demolished at Saida Kadal, Saderbal, Doulatabad and Habak. The enforcement wing of LAWDA was […]

Kupwara Tops Backward Districts List

NEW DELHI — Among the 108 most backward districts across India, North Kashmir’s Kupwara has shown the least improvement while Gujarat’s Dahod has shown the most, the NITI Aayog said on Friday. Releasing the first “delta ranking” of the most backward districts in the country — which the NITI Aayog has dubbed as aspirational districts — the […]

Ganai Is Governor’s 3rd Advisor 

SRINAGAR — A day after he resigned as Chief Information Commissioner, the Governor on Friday appointed Khurshid A. Ganai (IAS, Retd.) as Advisor with effect from the date he assumes charge. “The terms and conditions of his appointment shall be notified separately,’ a government order issued here reads. Ganie is the third advisor appointed by the […]

NSSO Celebrates Statistics Day In Association With KU

SRINAGAR — The 12th National Statistics Day was celebrated in the University of Kashmir on Friday. The programme was organised by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), Field Operations Division, Ministry of Statistics and Programme implementation, Government of India Regional Office Srinagar in collaboration with Department of Statistics, University of Kashmir. June 29 is celebrated […]

Six Police Officers Shifted

SRINAGAR — The governor administration in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday ordered transfer of six Police officers with immediate effect. According to two separate orders here, Bhim Sen Tuti (IPS), awaiting orders of posting in PHQ, has been posted as DIG, Jammu-Kathua-Samba Range vice Rafeeq-ul-Hassan. He has been also ordered to hold the additional charge of […]

Rains Halt Yatra on Day 2 

SRINAGAR —  In a review meeting held here today Shri Umang Narula, CEO, Shrine Board, informed the Governor N.N. Vohra, who is Chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, that movement of pilgrims to the Shrine via the Baltal route was totally suspended due to the non-stop rainfall in the entire Yatra area since 27th June night, […]

Major Flood ‘Highly Unlikely’ But Be Prepared: Lotus

SRINAGAR — The threat of a major flood was highly unlikely in Kashmir but nevertheless it’s always good to be prepared, Director Meteorological Department Sonam Lotus said on Friday. He said that it has been raining continuously since night of June 27 in most parts of state. “Many places of South, East Kashmir and Hilly Areas […]