Panchayat Polls From Nov 17, To Be Held In 9 Phases 

SRINAGAR — Panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir will be held in nine-phases beginning November 17, the state’s Chief Electoral Officer Shaleen Kabra said Sunday. “Around 58 lakh electorate will be eligible to vote in the 35,096 panch constituencies. We expect a very good participation of the people in the polls, he said. The notification […]

“Swachhata Hi Seva”: Governor Declares J&K ODF

SRINAGAR —  Governor, Satya Pal Malik launched the “Swachhata Hi Seva (SHS)” Programme for J&K, a fortnight long program (till 2nd October) for public awareness and involvement of community, in a function held at the Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre.  On this occasion the State was self declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) by the Governor. Governor congratulated […]

Kakryal:  NIA To Takeover Probe  

JAMMU — A high-level National Investigating Team (NIA) team from New Delhi arrived in Jammu to takeover investigations of Jhajjar Kotli attack case. The team visited the site of encounter at Kakryal in Katra and possible infiltration route used by the militants between Samba and Hiranagar sectors. Reports said IGP NIA Mukesh Singh, DIG NIA Ashish Choudhary […]

Soldier Injured On LoC

RAJOURI — An army soldier was critically injured in sniper fire from across the border as the armies of India and Pakistan exchanged fire and shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. A senior police officer said that Pakistan army in “violation of ceasefire” […]

‘Corrupt’ Cop Sentenced To Year’s Jail  

SRINAGAR — A police official was convicted on Saturday of corruption charge at the court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Kashmir Srinagar presided by R N Wattal. The official was accused of demanding and accepting Rs. 1000 from the complainant as illegal gratification for implementation of Court order passed by   Munsif (Ist class Magistrate) Magam relating to […]

Learning Outcome Will Improve With Quality Education: Ganai

‘Assess, monitor performance of teachers regularly’ SRINAGAR — Urging teaching community to improve their skill sets, Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today said that learning outcomes will only improve when the quality of teaching improves. The Advisor Ganai said this while addressing a gathering of teachers who were attending five-day State level workshop on “Post-NAS” […]

Govt Looking Into Demands Of SSA Teachers: Advisor  

SRINAGAR — Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai on Saturday said the Government was examining the demands of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers. The Advisor Ganai said this while talking to the media-persons on the sidelines of cleanliness drive, “Swachhata Hi Seva-2018″ held by the Directorate of SAMAGRA Shiksha, in collaboration with Directorate of School […]

Govt Concerned About Increasing Road Accidents

‘Directs authorities to be tough against violators’ SRINAGAR — Concerned over the high rate of casualties in frequent road accidents in the state, the Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Paul Malik has directed the authorities to take stern action against the traffic violators. The Governor has also di­rected the officials to constitute special checking squads to […]

Drinking Water Can’t Cause Hepatitis-C: PHE Engineer

Directs officials to maintain schemes, supply pure water to consumers SRINAGAR — Chief Engi­neer Public Health Engi­neering (PHE), Engineer Abdul Wahid on Saturday clarified that the drinking water can’t cause Hepatitis- C, claiming that the disease is not water borne. Wahid said the Hepatitis- C is not water borne disease, terming the reports regard­ing the […]

South Kashmir: 5 Militants, Civilian Killed In Kulgam

Thousands Participate In Funeral Of Slain; Internet Snapped, Train Service Suspended  SRINAGAR — Five Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militants, one of them a top commander, were killed in an encounter with government forces on Saturday in Kulgam district of south Kashmir, police said. A civilian was killed and 20 others injured in clashes near the […]

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