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Civil society plays important role: CM
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SRINAGAR, Aug 18: A delegation of prominent citizens led by former foreign minister, Yashwant Sinha, who are on a visit to Kashmir Valley, called on the chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today. The delegation apprised the chief minister about the series of meetings they had with various sections of society. They also informed her about their impressions of the situation in the State and its steady improvement. The chief minister appreciated the efforts of the group in reaching out to the people of the State while underscoring the need for continuous engagement between people and societies. She said civil society has contributed immensely in present day world in reducing frictions and acrimonies between societies and resolving issues among people. The members of the group include Ex...
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103 Police Telecom Constables promoted
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SRINAGAR, Aug 17: Inspector General of Police, Telecom J&K Sunil Kumar has promoted 103 constables of the wing to the rank of selection grade constables. Orders in this regard have been issued after the Departmental Promotion Committee under the chairmanship of the IGP with its members Hilal Ahmad Shah, DPT J&K and Manzoor Ahmad Shorie, SSP Telecom cleared them for promotion to next rank. IGP, Sunil Kumar has congratulated the promoted personnel and their families. He has expressed hope that the personnel will strive to work with same zeal and dedication in future....
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HC quashes PSA of alleged stone-pelter
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SRINAGAR, Aug 17 (JNF): The state High Court quashed detention of an alleged stone pelter under Public Safety Act (PSA). Justice Ramalinga Sudhakar, while quashing the dentition order of Rouf Ahmad Ganie, observed that instant Habeas Corpus petition has been filed challenging the order of detention bearing number DMB/PSA/02 of 2016 dated August 10, 2016, passed by District Magistrate, Budgam. The detenue, in this case, has been detained under the provisions of Section 8 of J&K Public Safety Act, 1978 on the ground that he has been acting in a manner prejudicial to maintenance of public order. According to grounds of detention, detenue, 22 years old, is a resident of Agri Kalan Pattan, belonging to a middle class family and a labourer by profession. It is stated that the detenue is a dre...
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Khalid Bashir’s book released
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SRINAGAR, Aug 17: “Kashmir : Exposing the myth behind the narratives”, a book by renowned writer and former director information Khalid Bashir was released at a function here today. The function was organized by Pen Wielders, a literary organization. Prominent journalist Yousuf Jameel conducted the proceedings. The book was released by Dr Abdul Qayoom Rafiqui, former head of history department , university of Kashmir and Mohammad Sayeed Malik , chief editorial consultant Kashmir Times. Malik appreciated the efforts of Khalid and his research work on the book. He said the author has thrown light on different historical perspective. “ There can be difference of opinion with it. Khalid has tried to present his narrative based on right and for which a counter narrative also exists,”he...
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Is it 'free drug policy' in govt hospitals', ask patients
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ANANTNAG, Aug 16: Ruling political parties PDP and BJP might be selling the 'free drug policy' as the land landmark achievement at public meetings but a visit to the major hospitals in rural areas that it is actually the 'buy drug policy' in place. Patients admitted at various district hospitals Kashmir Times spoke to complained that they are being made buy almost all the drugs prescribed to them by the doctors from the market. "I was admitted at district hospital Anantnag for three days for accute chest congestion. Out of atleast six drugs prescribed to me by the doctors not a single drug was provided in the hospital. Except some intravenous fluids and a drip set we had to buy every single medicine from the market," said Mohammad Iqbal from Mattan. Though the nursing staff after goin...
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Yasin arrested, shifted to central jail
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SRINAGAR, Aug 14: JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik was arrested along with other party leaders when they were on their way to Chadoora. Both were later shifted to central jail here. Malik was arrested along with party's zonal organiser Bashir Kashmir while they were heading towards Nagam in Chadoora area of Budgam to take part in last rites of slain Hizb commander Mehmood Ghaznavi earlier today. "Both the leaders were shifted to Srinagar central jail," said a spokesman....
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Stunt man accidently injured
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SRINAGAR. Aug 13: A stuntman was injured accidentally while doing a daredevil stunt at Bakhshi Stadium here Reports said the incident occurred during the full dress rehearsal of Independence Day. The stuntman could not control his bike and lost balance and injured himself....
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Uncontrolled traffic jams, rough patches makes travel on Sgr- Jmu highway miserable
Road widening cause traffic jams: IGP Traffic
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SRINAGAR, Aug 13 : Travelling on 300-kilometer Jammu-Srinagar highway has become a nightmarish experience as the condition of the road especially from Lowermonda to Ramban has gone from bad to worse. The travelers have raised an alarm that the national highway has been left to the mercy of God and there are no control systems in place. The commuters allege that traffic police is just busy with minting money from the commuters resulting in a huge chaos on the highway. One of the commuters who recently travelled from Srinagar to Jammu gave his horrifying experience about the road as it took his vehicle thirteen hours to reach his destination. “The road patch between Lowermonda to Ramban is so bad in shape that it took me 13 hours to reach Jammu. Let me be honest, no traffic police are Ja...
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Round Table Conference over Article 35-A
Rasheed seeks emergency assembly session
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SRINAGAR, Aug 13: A round table conference was organized by AIP led by Er. Rasheed and was attended by people from all walks of life to discuss the sensitive issue of Article 35-A and measures to defend it, spokesman said. After thorough day long discussion and debate on the issue of Article 35-A, spokesman said the resolutions and consensus were unanimously passed and reached to ensure that the Article is protected in letter and spirit for the larger interest of people of state. In the resolution passed it was decided that “We as state subjects of Jammu & Kashmir state irrespective of our political beliefs, religious beliefs and geographical positions stand united to defend existence of Article 35-A by engaging services of constitutional law experts, lawyers and academicians both local...
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Naeem lays foundation of Rs 11 crore Sultanpora bridge
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SRINAGAR, Aug 13: Minister for Public Works Naeem Akhtar and Minister for Information Technology, Technical Education and Youth Services and Sports Imran Raza Ansari today laid foundation stone of Rs 11.37 crore bridge to be built at Sultanpora, Pattan. The Ministers said that the bridge will go a long way in connecting the people of Pattan in Baramulla with Sonawari constituency of Bandipora. Naeem Akhtar said that with the start of work on the bridge, a long awaited dream of the people will come to fruition. He said that the bridge over Ferozpura Nallah will have a span of 200 metres and will join the two constituencies at Nowgam, Zalpora. He was speaking to a large gathering of people at the event. The bridge will be built under Central Road Fund will usher a new era of economic prosp...
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Experts to prepare Vision Document to revamp JK’s Education sector
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SRINAGAR, Aug 13: With an aim to revamp education scenario in Jammu and Kashmir, the State Government has constituted a group of experts to prepare a vision document for interventions in skills, teaching, learning, research and innovation that will be drawn from global best practices and traditional norms. The group named “Working Group to work out modalities for operationalization of knowledge Initiative” is supposed to produce a time-bound report within twelve months which will then submitted to the Chief Minister for further action. Advisor to Chief Minister, Amitabh Matoo has been appointed as the Chairman and Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari is Co-Chairman of the Group. Financial Commissioner (Coordination)/ Resident Commission, J&K Government, KB Agarwal and Pri...
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Commissioner Secretary ASH visits Poultry Project Hariparbhat
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SRINAGAR, Aug 13: Commissioner Secretary, Animal & Sheep Husbandry, R K Bhagat, Sunday asked the Animal & Sheep Husbandry (ASH) Department to prepare Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) for setting up of Hatchery and Feed Mill at Hariparbhat and submit the same at the earliest. The instructions in this regard were issued by Commissioner Secretary ASH during his visit to the Poultry Project Hariparbhat today. Director Animal Husbandry, while briefing the Commissioner Secretary about the functioning of the Unit, informed that the project has generated an amount of Rs 1.04 crore as revenue against sale of chicks, month-old birds, hatching eggs, table eggs and poultry meat during 2016-17. The Commissioner also inspected the Feed Mill and took stock of its activities. He was informed that some ...
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Full dress Independence Day rehearsal conducts across Kashmir
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SRINAGAR, Aug 13: Full dress rehearsals were held in all the districts and Tehsil headquarters of the Kashmir Valley in connection with the forthcoming Independence Day celebrations. At Srinagar, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan unfurled the national flag, inspected the parade in an open jeep and took the salute at the march-past at Bakshi Stadium here today. The march-past was presented by the contingents of JKP, JKAP, IRP, CRPF, BSF, Women Police, State Disaster Response Force, Fire and Emergency Services besides contingents of Forest Protection Force and students from different schools also took part in the event. Department of Information and J&K Cultural Academy presented colourful cultural programmes besides Dare Devil and Martial Art stunts were also performed b...
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Creative Writing workshop inaugurated at Cultural Centre Nowhatta
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SRINAGAR, Aug 13: Director Tourism Kashmir, Mahmood A Shah, Sunday inaugurated a Creative Writing workshop at the Cultural Centre at Nowhatta. The workshop is being organized by Waruk, a social organization, in collaboration with the Department of Tourism. The aim of the workshop is to help the local youth gain skills in creative writing. The workshop will be held on weekends for four weeks. Students from different colleges and schools participated in the event to hone their creative writing skills on the inaugural day, on which some 50 students, including 25 graduates and 25 schools-going students, were clubbed in a group for them to learn from each other. The workshop saw trainers and guest lectures offer technical skills to students. The event also includes role of writing in variou...
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Lady dies, 3 injured in road accidents
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SRINAGAR, Aug 13: A lady died while three others were injured in different road accidents in Kashmir valley. In Kulgam, a Truck bearing registration number JK02S-9387 hit and injured a pedestrian lady namely Fareeda Begum resident of Kujjar, Tangbal at Kujjar in the jurisdiction of Police Station Yaripora. The injured lady was shifted to Sub District Hospital Yaripora for treatment where she succumbed to her injuries. After completion of legal formalities, the body of the deceased was handed over to her next of kins for last rites. Kulgam police has registered a case in this regard. In Handwara, an unknown Scooty hit and injured a pedestrian lady namely Nazeera Begum resident of Mahadyari, Doolipora, Handwara at Hangalpora in the jurisdiction of Police Station Viligam. She was shifted t...
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