EC Defers Decision On Assembly Polls

SRINAGAR — The Election Commission of India on Tuesday deferred its decision regarding conduct of the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.   After a meeting in New Delhi, the Commission said it will seek “further clarification from MHA on certain aspects” regarding the assembly polls. The poll conducting body also said it will seek opinion of […]

Situation Conducive For Polls: Election Commission Observers  

NEW DELHI — The three observers appointed by the Election Commission regarding the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir have conveyed to the poll panel that the situation was conducive for elections immediately after Lok Sabha polls in the state, a media report said on Tuesday. In a meeting with ECI on April 26, they proposed […]

Ladakh LS Seat: 1.74 Lakh Entitled To Vote On May 6

SRINAGAR — The authorities have set up 559 polling stations across four assembly segments for over 1.74 lakh electorate entitled to vote in the Ladakh Lok Sabha constituency for the smooth conduct of the polls in the fifth phase on May 6. The Ladakh Lok Sabha constituency, spread over districts of Leh and Kargil, has four […]

Convoy Day On Highway Today 

SRINAGAR — There will be no civilian traffic from Udhampur to Srinagar and vice versa on the highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with rest of the world.   “Tomorrow i. e. 01.05.2019 (Wednesday) will be convoy day. No movement of any kind of public vehicle shall be allowed From Udhampur to Srinagar and […]

Under Whose Authority Is GMC Principal Continuing: HC To Govt

SRINAGAR — Under whose authority and orders is the present incumbent Principal Government Medical College continuing despite quashing of the cabinet order in February this year, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday asked government to reveal.  As the case came up for hearing before a division bench of Justices Ali Mohammad Magrey and […]

Flood Fears: Governor Malik Reviews Preparedness  

JAMMU — Governor Satya Pal Malik on Tuesday chaired a high level meeting here at Raj Bhavan to review the status of Jhelum River Flood Protection Works and the flood response mechanism being put in place by various departments/agencies in Kashmir Division. In his opening remarks, Governor emphasised the need for seamless coordination and synergy among […]

Maruti Launches Ertiga With New 1.5 Litre Diesel Engine

NEW DELHI —The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India on Tuesday introduced multi purpose vehicle (MPV) Ertiga with new in-house 1.5 litre diesel engine, priced between Rs 9.86 lakh and Rs 11.20 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The model is currently powered by 1.3 litre diesel powertrain sourced from Fiat.  The three trims of the vehicle with […]

SBI Savings A/C Holders With Rs1-Lakh Plus Balance To Get Lower Interest

NEW DELHI — Savings bank account holders in SBI having more than Rs 1 lakh balance will earn a quarter percentage point less interest from Wednesday with the country’s largest lender linking the interest rate to the RBI’s repo or short-term lending rate. However, SBI savings bank account holders with less than Rs 1 lakh balance […]

Farmers Asked To Postpone Apple Spray Till May 3 

SRINAGAR — The weatherman on Tuesday advised farmers to postpone irrigation and spray of orchards till Friday even as rains lashed Kashmir Valley.   A meteorological department official said that Srinagar received 1.0mm of rain this morning till 8:30 a.m. The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir recorded a minimum temperature of 12.5 degrees Celsius last […]

Jamiya Tariq Of DPS Srinagar Wins Silver In Wushu

SRINAGAR — Jamiya Tariq of Delhi Public School, Srinagar won the silver medal in the State Wushu Championship which was held in Jammu from 23rd to 27th April 2019.  She defeated Romona of Srinagar in the weight Category ‘above 24’ and age category ‘U-12’. More than 400 participants from across the districts of the state participated in the […]

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