Frequent Road Mishaps-Not Fair To Just Blame ‘Understaffed’ Traffic Force,Says Official  

SRINAGAR — Citing lack of manpower and infrastructure, traffic authorities say they are being unfairly blamed for the growing number of deadly road accidents in Jammu and Kashmir. With 10 major road accidents causing 69 deaths and injuries to over 150 people this year, the traffic department is facing flak from the public for its purported […]

Amarnath Yatra: 100 Additional Personnel For ‘Effective Traffic Regulation’  

RAMBAN — Advisor to Governor K Vijay Kumar Thursday visited Chanderkot, Ramban to review the security and other necessary arrangements put in place by the administration for the pilgrims of Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2019.  He chaired a high-level meeting of officers and reviewed the security arrangements, yatra convoy timing, traffic movement and other arrangements put […]

AK Misra Made Addl Director J&K Bank BOD

SRINAGAR — Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed its former Executive Director A.K Misra as Additional Director on the Board of Directors (BOD) of the Jammu and Kashmir Bank Limited. Accordintg to an order by RBI, Misra has been appointed by RBI in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of Section 36 AB […]

MRDAs To Prepare ‘Sustainable Management’ Of Urban Env: Govt

SRINAGAR — Metropolitan Region Development Authorities, Jammu & Srinagar, will prepare a management plan for “sustainable management of the urban environment such as increasing the area under green cover, water conservation, waste water treatment, water recycling, rainwater harvesting, energy conservation, adoption of renewable sources of energy, provision of open spaces and city parks, government said […]

First Batch of 304 Pilgrims Leave For Hajj

SRINAGAR — The first batch of over 300 pilgrims from Kashmir left for Saudi Arabia Thursday to perform the annual Muslim pilgrimage Haj. Governor S P Malik flagged off the first flight of 152 Hajis for Medina which left from the Srinagar International Airport Thursday morning, an official spokesman said. On the first day, 304 pilgrims, […]

Mirwaiz Questions Highway Curbs During Yatra

SRINAGAR — Hurriyat Conference headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that if those in power claim that the situation has “greatly improved,” then why “extreme and unprecedented measures” like curbs on Srinagar-Jammu highway are being used “that were never used during the last three decades of conflict.”  A spokesman said that a meeting of amalgam’s […]

CBI Court Frames Charge Against CPWD Official 

SRINAGAR — A Central Bureau of Investigation court on Friday framed charges against an official of CPWD in a case related to disproportionate assets estimated to be around Rs. 39 lakhs. The CBI had filed charge sheet against Ramesh Krishen, Upper Division Clerk/UDC (Auditor) CPWD, Srinagar Central Division, Humhama here in a case registered on […]

HC Permits Army To Construct Transit Camp At Sonamarg

SRINAGAR — Observing that meter brooks no further delay, the Jammu and Kashmir high court today permitted army to raise construction of the Transit Camp at Sonamarg, the ecological fragile ‘golden ‘meadow’ in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.  The army submitted that since 1998, a Transit Camp has been operational in Sonamarg which remains functional from mid-April […]

Trump To Migrants: Don’t Come If You Don’t Like Detention

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump has hit back at critics of the way his administration is treating undocumented immigrants, telling migrants that they should not choose traveling to America if they are unhappy with the conditions that await them at detention centers. Over the past few weeks, Trump has come under fire from Democratic lawmakers […]

Raise Retirement Age, Merge Schools As India Ages Fast: Eco Survey

NEW DELHI — India is set to witness a sharp slowdown in population growth over the next two decades, the Economic Survey said Thursday and suggested raising retirement age and merging schools as there would be less children. Although the country as a whole will enjoy the ‘demographic dividend’ phase, some states will start transitioning to […]

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