US Expels Turkey From F-35 Fighter Jet Programme

WASHINGTON — The United States said on Wednesday that it was removing Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet programme, a move that had been long threatened and expected after Ankara began accepting delivery of an advanced Russian missile defence system last week. The first parts of the S-400 air defence system were flown to the […]

Admin Discusses Issues Stalling Srinagar Sewerage Project

SRINAGAR — Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Wednesday convened a meeting to discuss the issues confronting and hampering the completion of the ongoing 135-kilometre sewerage project in Srinagar. The meeting discussed the areas where problems are being faced and their reasons resulting in the project remaining incomplete so far. The aim of the meeting […]

5% Of All New Buses To Be Registered As Disabled-Friendly    

 SRINAGAR — Transport Department has decided to make it mandatory that a minimum of 5% of all new public transport buses should be registered as disabled-friendly.  The decision was taken in a high-level meeting chaired by Principal Secretary Transport Dr Asghar Hassan Samoon here.  The meeting was attended by Commissioner Disability Iqbal Lone, Managing Director […]

Div Com Reviews Arrangements For Independence Day

SRINAGAR — The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today chaired a high level meeting here to review the arrangements for 73rd Independence Day celebrations across the Kashmir Division. He directed all Deputy Commissioners to organize grand ceremonies of 73rd Independence Day celebrations on August 15 across the valley.  He further asked them to involve youth clubs […]

Over 452924 Kanals Of Land In J&K With Army: GoI

SRINAGAR — 452924.54  kanals (56615.54 acres) land in Jammu and Kashmir is with the different Defence Departments, Wings and Organisations, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday. Responding to a question by National Conference parliamentarian and former High Court judge Hasnain Massodi, Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence   Shripad Naik also revealed that Rs 24,48,92,038 […]

935 Foreigners Granted Registration As OCI Cardholders On J&K Address

SRINAGAR — 935 foreign nationals, who have mentioned their present address as the State of Jammu & Kashmir in the application, have been granted registration as OCI cardholders, Ministry of External Affairs said on Wednesday. Responding to a question by National Conference parliamentarian and former high court judge Hasnain Masoodi, seeking the number of Persons of […]

Panel Stresses Scientific Disposal Of Bio-Medical Waste

SRINAGAR — The Office of Chairman NGT State Level Monitoring Committee today directed the Administrative Secretary, Health & Family Welfare Department to provide detailed information about the status of implementation of Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules in the State and the physical situation with particular reference to the cities of Jammu and Kashmir. In an official hand […]

Governor Hints At ‘Strengthening’ VDCs In Doda

SRINAGAR — Governor Satya Pal on Wednesday assured a delegation due consideration of its demands including strengthening of Village Defence Committees in Doda district. According to a Raj Bhavan statement, a delegation comprising Dr. Nirmal Kumar Singh, Speaker Legislative Assembly; Shakti Parihar, former Minister and Daleep Singh, former MLA, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the […]

Health Insurance Scheme:55% Target Set For Golden Cards By Aug 31  

SRINAGAR — Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam on Wednesday chaired a video conference with Deputy Commissioners (DCs) and Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) to review the status of implementation of the flagship Health Insurance Scheme-Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (AB-PMJAY), in the state. Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education Department Atal Duloo, Director SKIMS, Soura Dr […]

No Stone To Be Left Unturned To Promote Handicrafts Sector: Advisor

SRINAGAR — Advisor to Governor, K Skandan,Wednesday chaired separate meetings to review the implementation of CAPEX Budget 2018-19 and 2019-20 of Handicrafts Department, Handicrafts (S&E) Corporation, Handloom Department and Handloom Development Corporations here. During the meeting, the Advisor took sector wise review of progress of the Departments and Corporations under the CAPEX Budget allocation and […]

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