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No high-speed internet for J&K

September 9, 2020, 3:28 AM

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday decided against extending the 4G mobile internet facility outside the two districts of Ganderbal and Udhampur, citing security reaso…

Govt issues guidelines for Jan Abhiyan

September 9, 2020, 3:28 AM

J&K government today issued detailed guidelines for effective implementation of Jan Abhiyan starting across the UT from 10 September 2020 in the run up to Back-to-Village phase…

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Highway in bad condition, gives tough time to travellers

September 9, 2020, 3:28 AM

The dilapidated condition of the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway is giving tough time to the travellers and causing frequent accidents. The drivers and passengers frequently travel…

HC permits army to repair HAWS Gulmarg

September 9, 2020, 3:28 AM

J&K High Court has permitted the army to carry out repairs of the High Altitude Warfare School (HAWS) at Gulmarg. Hearing army’s application in a PIL seeking conservation of Gu…

BJP & RSS, not NC, involved in communal politics: Farooq Abdullah

September 9, 2020, 3:28 AM

National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday said the party had “never indulged in politics over religion” while accusing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya…

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Grenade attack in Tral

September 9, 2020, 3:28 AM

Militants lobbed a grenade on a CRPF camp at Nawdal Tral in Pulwama district on Tuesday evening. According to a police official, militants lobbed the grenade at around 9:20 pm on t…

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Jammu records major spike in COVID cases

September 9, 2020, 3:28 AM

At least 3714 people, most of them employees of banks, university, traffic department, and High Court, have tested positive for covid-19 in Jammu district in a massive sampling cam…

China says it hopes for disengagement

September 9, 2020, 3:28 AM

As a fresh border confrontation erupted between Indian and Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh, China on Tuesday hoped disengagement can be achieved as soon as possible through mutual…

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Chinese troops with spears, guns again near Indian position at LAC; fresh skirmish likely

September 9, 2020, 10:13 AM

Around 40 to 50 PLA soldiers, armed with spears and other sharp-edged weapons as well as guns, have come just a few metres from the Indian Army position on the heights north of Rez…

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Ladakh Flare-up | Chinese troops fired in air, tried to close in on Indian position: Army

September 9, 2020, 3:12 AM

The Army on Tuesday said Chinese troops fired shots in the air and attempted to close in on an Indian position in eastern Ladakh a day earlier as it rejected charges by China's Peo…

Delimitation Commission 'completes data collection' on J&K

September 9, 2020, 3:10 AM

The Delimitation Commission set up to ‘redraw’ J&K’s assembly constituencies has completed its data collection process even as it has yet to visit the Union Territory to hold i…

Search for militants continues in Kupwara, Budgam

September 9, 2020, 3:10 AM

The search operation against militants in Lolab and areas along the Line of Control in Kupwara district completed fourth day on Tuesday with more areas included in the ambit. The o…

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J&K's positivity rate swells to 4.4%

September 9, 2020, 3:10 AM

In a worrying trend, the covid19 positivity rate has increased from 3.6 to 4.4% in the last two weeks in Jammu and Kashmir. The positivity rate is the percentage of persons testing…

COVID19 | Highest spike of 1355 cases in J&K

September 9, 2020, 3:10 AM

With another big spike of 1355 COVID19 positive cases in 24 hours, Jammu and Kashmir has added 7,061 cases to its tally in the last six days, the total number of persons infected w…

Business

Nominate officers to liaison with aspiring entrepreneurs: Advisor Sharma

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, K K Sharma, today said that the Government has undertaken several measures for catalyzing the industrial scenario in the Union Territory of Jammu an…

DC Shopian, Director HPMC visit fruit mandi Aglar

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

District Development Commissioner Shopian, Chaudhary Mohammad Yasin accompanied by Director HPMC, Imam-ud-din today visited mega fruit mandi Aglar to take stock of the pace of ongo…

EDB's customer service point inaugurated

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

Chairman Ellaquai Dehati Bank Arshad-ul- Islam inaugurated a customer service point at Frislana in block Pahalgam of Anantnag district. According to EDB statement, Arshad-ul-Islam…

FSSAI bans sales of junk foods in school canteens, within 50 metres of campus

September 9, 2020, 3:25 AM

Sales and advertisements of junk foods in school canteens and within 50 metres around school campuses has been banned in order to promote safe and wholesome food for children, regu…

Complete WB funded project on time: Dwivedi

September 9, 2020, 3:25 AM

Commissioner Secretary, Industries & Commerce, M K Dwivedi, today visited Government Silk Factory at Rajbagh and took stock of various ongoing works being executed there under…

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Let teachers introspect

September 9, 2020, 3:25 AM

Let me begin with a quote of William Arthur Ward, an often quoted writer of inspirational maxims. Commenting on great teaching traditions, he said, “The mediocre teacher tells. The…

Kashmir: An artistic display

September 9, 2020, 3:25 AM

We have been hearing and visiting the exhibitions where the master pieces of art, paintings, calligraphy, and many other things are put on display inviting the applause and the adm…

New brand of diplomacy needed to end tensions

September 9, 2020, 3:25 AM

The situation along  the Line of Actual Control is “tense”, so said the Indian army chief  Gen. M M Naravane  at the conclusion of his  recent  visit to La…

Editorial | It still haunts

September 9, 2020, 3:25 AM

The memories of the 2014 floods will hardly fade out as the devastation that it brought was really unprecedented. There was hardly any area left unaffected. The? flood was so frigh…

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NC committed to preserve idea of secular J&K: Devender Rana

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

Provincial President, National Conference, Devender Singh Rana on Tuesday said that NC was committed to preserve idea of secular Jammu and Kashmir. Speaking during a function held…

Atal Setu, alternative link to J&K, opened

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

The administration on Tuesday re-opened Atal Setu Bridge, connecting Jammu and Kashmir with rest of the country. “The bridge has been opened for commuters. The passengers will have…

Union ministers inaugurate facilities at Jammu Central University

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' and DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday inaugurated new facilities of the Jammu Central University that include a hostel na…

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Govt evacuates 4,11,803 stranded JK residents

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 4,11,803 residents of Jammu and Kashmir, stranded in other parts of India due to COVID lockdown, via Lakhanpur? and through spe…

J&K's young inspirational figures pioneers of change: LG

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, today met this year’s Civil Services Qualifiers here at the Raj Bhavan and congratulated them for their entry into the prestigious services. Majid…

People-centric governance our prime focus: LG Sinha

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Tuesday said that the “people-centric governance, hassle-free and smooth public service delivery was the prime focus” of the Government. The Lt…

J&K Panchayats get Rs 10 lakh each ahead of B2V3

September 9, 2020, 3:25 AM

General Administration Department (GAD) on Monday sanctioned grant of Rs 10 lakhs for each panchayat for execution of Back to Village works under third phase in Jammu and Kashmir.…

Panic grips people as Apache helicopters hover over Kishtwar

September 9, 2020, 3:48 PM

Panic struck Kishtwar on Tuesday after fighter Apache helicopters hovered over the district, amid mounting tense between India and China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in L…

Kashmir

DGP sanctions financial assistance for NoKs of SPOs

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

Jammu and Kashmir Police has started several welfare measures for police personnel, SPOs and retired policemen, Police spokesperson said on Tuesday. The spokesperson said that cont…

COVID19: JKSACS sensitization campaign reaches Kupwara

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

As part of its continued IEC campaign, the Jammu and Kashmir AIDS Control Society on Monday carried out a sensitization programme at Markazi Darul-Ul-Uloom, Doodhwan, Kupwara, for…

Address people's revenue matters on priority: Div Com tells officials

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

With an aim to take appraisal of various revenue matters of north Kashmir—comprising three districts of Baramulla, Kupwara and Bandipora, Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir,…

DLSA Anantnag holds UTRC meet

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

Additional Pr. Dist. and Sessions Judge (Chairman DLSA) Anantnag along with Deputy Commissioner (DC) Anantnag, K.K Sidha on Tuesday held Under Trial Review Committee (UTRC) meeting…

Budgam admin designates Aadhar service centers

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

District administration, Budgam on Tuesday informed several centres have been designated for ensuring hassle-free Aadhar services across the district. The statement issue here said…

Admin finalizes Jan Abhiyan preparedness in Budgam

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

District Development Commissioner (DDC) Budgam, Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza today convened a officers meeting to discuss the preparedness for effective implementation of the 20 day program…

Greater Kashmir

T M Shams's terms as ASGI extended by 3 yrs

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

Union Law Ministry has extended term of Tahir Majid Shamsi by three years as Assistant Solicitor General of India, for contesting cases of Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir an…

3 held for hoisting Pak flags in Hajin: Police

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

Police on Tuesday said it arrested three persons for allegedly hoisting Pakistan flags in Hajin area of this northern Kashmir district. A statement said on September 6 police stati…

NEET Kashmiri aspirants facing difficulty in reaching exam centers, Govt unmoved: NC

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (NC) on Tuesday expressed concern over the alleged plight of NEET aspirants—who according to them are facing inconvenience in reaching their d…

Greater Kashmir

BOCA clears construction of SDH at Pahalgam

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

The Building Operation and Control Authority (BOCA) here has given permission for construction of Sub-District Hospital (SDH) at toursist resort of Pahalgam. The building will come…

Pulwama village without water supply for 1 year: Locals

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

Residents of a village in this district on Tuesday accused the authorities at Public Health Engineering (PHE) for failing to provide water supply to them for the past one year. Eac…

Altaf Bukhari condoles demise of Mir Ghulam Rasool

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

Apni Party (AP) president Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari on Tuesday expressed deep shock and grief over the demise of Mir Ghulam Rasool, father of Mohammad Ashraf Mir, Federation Cham…

Jan Abhiyan: DC Ganderbal reviews preparedness

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

A meeting of district and sectoral officers was Tuesday conducted at Ganderbal to discuss the operational preparedness for effective implementation of Jan-Abhiyan (Pre-B2V3). While…

Admin committed to fulfill all development aspirations of people: DC Shopian

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Shopian, Choudhary Muhammad Yasin on Tuesday said that the administration was committed to fulfill all the developmental aspirations of people. The DC chai…

GDC Women Pulwama hosts webinar on 'NAAC Accreditation of HEIs'

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

A one-day National Webinar on “NAAC Accreditation of HEIs: Planning and Preparation” was organized by IQAC, GDC Women Pulwama. Principal of the College, Prof Mushtaq Ahmad Lone wel…

J&K gets 3 additional integrated AYUSH hospitals

September 9, 2020, 3:25 AM

Director, Indian Systems of Medicine, Jammu and Kashmir, Dr Mohan Singh, on Tuesday said that three additional Integrated AYUSH Hospitals have been approved by the Ministry of AYUS…

'Stuck' in Ladakh, Kashmiri lecturers appeal J&K govt for transfer

September 9, 2020, 3:25 AM

Despite passage of two years, J&K School Education department has not called back around 50 lecturers from Ladakh Union Territory. The delay in the decision has left the lectur…

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Rafale jets to be formally inducted into IAF on Thursday

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, his French counterpart Florence Parly and India's top military brass will attend a ceremony in Ambala airbase on Thursday to formally induct five Ra…

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75809 cases, 1133 deaths in India

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

Recording over 90,000 new cases for two days in a row, India's COVID-19 tally rose by 75,809 in the last 24 hours to reach 42,80,422 on Tuesday, while a record 1,133 fatalities too…

SOPs for partial reopening of schools for Classes 9th-12th issued

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Tuesday issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) for partial resumption of teaching activities in schools for students of Classes…

People becoming lax in taking COVID19 precautions: Health Ministry

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

Amid rise in daily count of coronavirus cases, the Centre on Tuesday said it is getting complaints from state governments about people becoming lax in taking precautions and assert…

CPI MP writes to PM against panel to review book on India's freedom struggle

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

Communist Party of India MP Binoy Viswam has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to intervene and suspend the three-member committee established by the Indian Counci…

Rupee drops to 1-week low amid border tension

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

The rupee depreciated by 25 paise to settle at more than one-week low of 73.60 against the US dollar on Tuesday amid growth concerns and fresh border tensions between India and Chi…

States' borrowings soar 51% to Rs 2.97 lakh crore so far this fiscal

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

The coronavirus pandemic-stricken states have borrowed a whopping Rs 2.97 lakh crore so far this financial year, which is as much as 51 per cent more than the corresponding period…

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NIA to attach properties of designated militants of Khalistani outfits

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

The NIA will attach immovable properties in Punjab of designated militants Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, a US-based member of the banned Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), and Hardeep Singh Nijja…

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FY21 GDP to contract 11.8%: India Ratings

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

Domestic rating agency India Ratings and Research on Tuesday revised downward the country's FY21 GDP growth forecast to (-) 11.8 per cent, lowest in Indian history, from an earlier…

OP-Ed

Recognising the profession

September 9, 2020, 3:25 AM

World Physical Therapy Day is on 8th September every year. The day is an opportunity for physiotherapists from all over the world to raise awareness about the crucial contribution…

Evidence based science of movement

September 9, 2020, 3:25 AM

Every year 8th September is celebrated as World Physiotherapy Day. It marks a day dedicated to respect the foundation of  non-surgery principles of modern medicine. Power of h…

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Depression: Leading cause of disability

September 9, 2020, 3:25 AM

Introduction Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is the most prevalent psychiatric disorder in the world. MDD is also known as clinical depression, unipolar depression. The World Healt…

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Advisor Khan to meet people at Srinagar on Sep 10

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan will meet people at Lieutenant Governor's Grievance Cell here on Thursday, from 10 in the morning to 12 pm, a statement said. As per the…

Er Mir Ghulam Rasool passes away

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

Well-known engineer, Mir Ghulam Rasool, who was involved in execution of many prestigious projects including Batmaloo Master Plan and IG Road, passed away here on Monday. Rasool wa…

AS College holds workshop on smart classrooms, e-content

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

Authorities at Amar Singh College here held on-day workshop on “Usage of Smart Classrooms and Generation of e-Content” for faculty members and non-teaching staff. The workshop was…

19 flights with 3,030 passengers arrive at Srinagar airport

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

On day 107 of resumption of domestic operations in Jammu and Kashmir, 19 flights with 3,030 passengers on board landed at Srinagar airport on Tuesday. A statement said after arriva…

MD JKPCC inspects works at LD Hospital

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

Managing Director, JKPCC, Vikas Kundal, Tuesday inspected development works being executed at Lal Ded Hospital here. A statement said the MD visited different sites in the hospital…

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11,281 cancer patients registered at SKIMS since 2018, reveals RTI

September 9, 2020, 3:25 AM

The summer capital Srinagar has recorded highest number of cancer cases, among all districts of J&K, during the past two years, as per the data available at Sher-e-Kashmir Inst…

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Pakistan reports 330 new coronavirus cases, 5 deaths

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

Pakistan reported 330 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country to 299,233, according to official data. Five more virus-relate…

Qureshi to attend SCO foreign ministers' meeting

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will visit Moscow to attend a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), the Foreign Office sai…

Jaishankar arrives in Russia to attend SCO meeting

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar arrived here on Tuesday on a four-day visit to Russia to attend a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (…

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Companies testing vaccines pledge safety, high standards

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

The top executives of nine drugmakers likely to produce the first vaccines against the new coronavirus signed an unprecedented pledge meant to boost public confidence in any approv…

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1st batch of Russian vaccine produced for civilian circulation

September 9, 2020, 3:30 AM

In some good news for millions living in hope for a Covid-19 vaccine shot, the Russian Health Ministry said on Tuesday that the first batch of Sputnik V vaccine has been produced f…