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1 injured, 2 feared dead in highway accident

January 19, 2021, 12:54 AM

Driver and helper of a vehicle are feared drowned after their truck slipped into Bislari Nullah in Sherbibi-Chambalwass sector of the Jammu Srinagar National Highway last night. Po…

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Army Major dies mysteriously in Kupwara

January 19, 2021, 12:54 AM

An Army Major died under mysterious circumstances in a forward post in Teethwal, Tanghdar sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Monday morning, police said. Senior Superint…

Temperatures ease in Kashmir

January 19, 2021, 12:54 AM

After recording temperatures below minus 7 degrees Celsius for consecutive five nights, summer capital Srinagar on Sunday night witnessed some improvement in temperature and record…

Jammu and Kashmir is in the grip of a cold wave. File pic/ Mubashir Khan/GK

2 children die of freezing cold in Kulgam

January 19, 2021, 12:54 AM

In a heart wrenching incident, two children of a nomad family died of severe cold at Devsar in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district. An official said a Bakerwal family from Reasi was li…

Jammu and Kashmir is an oasis of talent: LG Sinha

January 19, 2021, 12:54 AM

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today said that Jammu and Kashmir is an oasis of talent and asked the budding youngsters to come forward to reap maximum benefit from programmes lik…

LG's Principal Secy to take weekly review of Departments

January 19, 2021, 12:54 AM

Principal Secretary to Lt Governor, Nitishwar Kumar, will hold review meetings with all the Administrative Secretaries, Divisional Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners on every F…

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Lawaypora Incident | Won't hand over bodies to families: IGP

January 19, 2021, 12:54 AM

Stating that police will convince the families that their sons were involved in militancy, Inspector General of Police Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, on Monday said that they won’t hand ove…

2 Bijbehara youths held with arms in Ramban: IGP Jammu

January 19, 2021, 12:53 AM

Police today said they have busted a militant module with the arrest of two Kashmiri youths. “The arrested militant operatives have been identified as Umar Ahmed Malik son of Abdul…

COVID vaccine generates hope of tourism revival in Kashmir

January 19, 2021, 12:52 AM

While the COVID19 broke the back of tourism in Kashmir, its vaccination has brought some hope to the traders expecting revival in the sector. Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Hoteliers C…

It's not right to vaccinate young before old: WHO

January 19, 2021, 12:52 AM

The head of the World Health Organisation says it’s “not right” that younger, healthier adults in rich countries get vaccinated against COVID-19 before older people in poorer count…

Sericulture degree holders pick holes in recruitment rules

January 19, 2021, 12:51 AM

Picking holes in the recruitment rules, the Sericulture graduates and post-graduate candidates of the Sher-i-Kashmir University of Agriculture Science and Technology -Kashmir have…

58,869 dog bite cases recorded in Kashmir since 2011

January 19, 2021, 12:51 AM

Dogs have bitten around 58,869 persons in the last decade— from 2011-12 to January 2021— in Kashmir, which works out to 16 such cases on an average per day. As per a report by the…

A team of experts collecting samples at Gharana wetland on the outskirts of Jammu on Tuesday, 05 June 2021. Photo: Mir Imran/ GK

Samples from poultry farms test negative for avian influenza

January 19, 2021, 12:51 AM

Samples from poultry farms that J&K Animal Husbandry Department had sent for testing to an advanced laboratory outside J&K have been reported as negative for avian influenz…

Massive traffic jam on highway

January 19, 2021, 12:54 AM

A massive traffic jam was witnessed on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway on Monday. This comes a day after the road was thrown open for one-way traffic. Reports said traffic poli…

Business

JKEDI to start training programs under Himayat, NMDFC soon

January 19, 2021, 1:03 AM

Director Jammu & Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI), G.M. Dar on Monday chaired a review meeting at the Institute's Bari Brahmana campus Jammu. During the r…

Ensuring quality of fertilisers, pesticides, seeds | Director Law Enforcement AP&FWD directs for regular inspection, sampling drive

January 19, 2021, 1:03 AM

The Director Law Enforcement Agriculture Production and Farmer’s Welfare Department (AP&FWD) J&K, Abdul Rahim Samoon today instructed officers of the enforcement wing to ge…

Dwivedi affirms Govt's commitment towards welfare of industrial sector

January 19, 2021, 1:03 AM

Commissioner Secretary Industries and Commerce, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, today met the Federation of Industries, Jammu, who called on him to apprise him of their issues and demands. Th…

Petrol nears Rs 85 mark in Delhi, diesel closer to Rs 82 in Mumbai

January 19, 2021, 1:03 AM

Petrol price in the national capital neared the Rs 85 a litre mark while diesel rates in Mumbai were close to Rs 82 as fuel prices were raised by 25 paise per litre each on Monday.…

Handicrafts awareness camp held at Achabal

January 19, 2021, 1:02 AM

The Handicrafts Department, Anantnag today organised a one day awareness camp at Achabal to raise awareness among the participants regarding various welfare schemes and programmes…

Government Receipt Accounting System portal launched

January 19, 2021, 1:02 AM

Financial Commissioner Finance, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta today launched an online platform - Government Receipt Accounting System (GRAS) portal for easy payment of government receipts f…

FM holds pre-Budget meeting with state Finance Ministers

January 19, 2021, 1:02 AM

As part of pre-Budget deliberations, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday held a meeting with state finance ministers who suggested steps to revive growth and boost revenu…

J&K Tourism stall at ITM bags award for presentation, visual display

January 19, 2021, 1:02 AM

The stall of the J&K Tourism Department at the ITM here was adjudged as the best stall for presentation, display of visual content and tourist communication during the three da…

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FinMin releases weekly instalment of Rs 6,000 cr to states/UTs to meet GST compensation shortfall

January 19, 2021, 1:02 AM

The Finance Ministry on Monday released the 12th instalment of Rs 6,000 crore to states to meet the GST compensation shortfall, taking the total amount released so far under this w…

Greater Kashmir

JKHEU welcomes Mehmood Shah as Director Handloom & Handicrafts, Kashmir

January 19, 2021, 1:03 AM

A delegation of J&K Handicrafts Employees Union headed by its President and Senior Trade Union Leader, President EJAC Fayaz Ahmad Shabnam today welcomed Mehmood Ahmad Shah as D…

Editorial Page

Statehood and beyond

January 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

Apni Party president Altaf  Bukhari’s insistence on the restoration of the statehood for J&K has generated much comment. It is an important window into Apni Party’s politi…

New Year of Life: Let's love it

January 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

In the wake of Covid 19 we should live on earth with a whole new perspective, with a contended and grateful heart. With the realization that the most precious thing we are gifted w…

Editorial | Frozen Turbulence

January 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

Kashmir is a place where many things freeze, and for a long time. It needs real effort to make it all flow. Now take the example of last some days. As the temperature, especially d…

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Dr Farooq urges Govt to promote Surinsar as tourist destination

January 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

Emphasizing huge potential of the Surinsar Lake as a tourism destination, National Conference President and MP, Dr Farooq Abdullah today urged Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha to have a pl…

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Udhampur spurious drug incident | NHRC orders compensation in infant deaths case

January 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday recommended a compensation of Rs 3 lakh each to the families of 11 children who died due to consumption of spurious medicines…

Militants keen to disturb peace in J&K: DGP

January 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

Ahead of the January 26 celebrations, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Monday said militants are desperate to carry out "some mischief" to disturb…

Sikh devotees take out Nagar-Kirtan in Jammu

January 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

An impressive Nagar-Kirtan was taken out in Jammu to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Also known as ‘Parkash Parv’, prominent Sikh leader TS Wazir said that the…

Dr Farooq joins Nagar Kirtan, greets Sikh Sangat

January 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah today joined thousands of devotees during a grand and massive Nagar Kirtan at Gandhi Nagar here, held as part of…

JKYF unveils annual calendar

January 19, 2021, 1:03 AM

J&K Yateem Foundation unveiled calendar its annual wall calendar for 2021 at its headquarters here. The calendar was released in a function which was attended by intellectuals,…

Government notifies one-time age relaxation for CCE-2021 aspirants

January 19, 2021, 12:50 AM

The General Administration Department (GAD) Monday notified the upper-age limit as a one-time relaxation for the candidates to appear in Combined Competitive Examination (CCE)-2021…

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NC delegation calls on LG Sinha, submits memorandum

January 19, 2021, 1:43 AM

A delegation of National Conference (NC) functionaries led by NC leader and Member of Parliament Hasnain Masoodi called on the Lieutenant Governor ManojSinha at Raj Bhawan, Srinaga…

JD (U) President, BDC Chairman Keran, several delegations call on LG

January 19, 2021, 1:40 AM

President J&K unit of Janta Dal (United) and Chairman Block Development Council Keran, Kupwara and other delegations from various parts of Kashmir called on Lieutenant Governor…

'Over 200 deputations, individuals call on Advisor Baseer Khan, project demands'

January 19, 2021, 1:35 AM

Over 200 deputations and individuals Monday thronged the Grievance Cell to apprise Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Khan of their grievances and demands, an official spokesma…

RTI Movement delegation urges LG Sinha to set up CIC circuit bench

January 19, 2021, 1:37 AM

A delegation of Jammu and Kashmir RTI Movement Monday met Lt Governor ManojSinha in Srinagar and urged upon him to streamline the governance mechanism in government offices. A stat…

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Dilawar Mir urges LG to address ration curtailment in Kashmir

January 19, 2021, 1:33 AM

Expressing concern over the shortage of ration and arbitrary curtailment in food supplies quota in Kashmir division, Apni Party senior leader Muhammad Dilawar Mir Monday urged Lt G…

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NC seeks compensation to NawaKadal, Kupwara fire victims

January 19, 2021, 1:32 AM

Expressing anguish over the fire incidents in NawaKadal and Kupwara, National Conference (NC) Monday sought compensation to the fire victims. In a joint statement, senior NC leader…

Provide relief to families of two Kulgam kids dying of cold: Apni Party

January 19, 2021, 1:27 AM

Apni Party Chief Coordinator Abdul Majeed Padder Monday expressed grief over the death of two minor children belonging to a Bakerwal family who died in BrinalLammar area of Devsar,…

Sagar discusses post-DDC poll scenario, party issues with workers

January 19, 2021, 1:25 AM

National Conference (NC) General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar Monday met scores of party workers who had called on him here at the party’s Nawa-e-Sabah headquarters in Srinagar. A…

Admin failed to clear snow for two weeks: PDP

January 19, 2021, 1:24 AM

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Monday accused the administration of failing to clear the roads even after two week of heavy snowfall in Kashmir. Addressing a news conference here,…

AAC condoles demise of spouses of party functionaries

January 19, 2021, 1:22 AM

Awami Action Committee (AAC) Monday expressed sorrow over the death of the wife of AAC’s Halqa President Hawal Muhammad YaseenRangrez. A statement of AAC issued here said that she…

Kupwara residents block highway to protest power cuts, water scarcity

January 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

Protesting erratic power cuts and water scarcity in several villages, the residents of Qaziabad in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district blocked the Baramulla-Handwara highway at Kralgu…

32nd National Road Safety month kick starts across all districts of Kashmir

January 19, 2021, 1:05 AM

To build awareness about road safety and reduce road accidents, a month-long 32nd National Road Safety, 2021 awareness drive themed ‘Sadak Surakhsha Jeevan Raksha’ was today launch…

PSAJK condoles demise of Chairman Kashmir Model Academy

January 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

Private Schools Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) has expressed its condolences over the demise of teacher, scholar and Chairman Kashmir Model Academy Dr Adil Masoodi. In a…

'Science & Society' lecture series commences at IUST

January 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

As part of activities in connecting science with society, a lecture series on Science & Society has been started by Mantaqi Centre for Science & Society, Islamic University…

Transit Accommodations For Kashmiri Migrant Employees | Govt committee to auction 13 structures at Baramulla

January 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

The government has constituted an auction committee to auction 13 structures at Fatehpora, Baramulla for the Kashmiri migrant employees. With this the government is stepping its ef…

Greater Kashmir

PHCs in Kulgam operate from rented buildings

January 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

In 2005, the government took up the construction of the Primary Health Center (PHC) building in Aakhran-Novpora village of Devsar in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district. The building w…

Greater Kashmir

Architecture diploma holders not considered for draftsman's post

January 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

Scores of candidates who had finished three years diploma in architecture assistantship from Jammu and Kashmir State Board of Technical Education criticised the Jammu and Kashmir S…

Greater Kashmir

Govt appoints inquiry officer into fake appointment of three AHTOs in Handicraft Department

January 19, 2021, 1:02 AM

The Jammu and Kashmir government has appointed an inquiry officer to investigate the fake appointment of three candidates to the post of Assistant Handicraft Training Officers (AHT…

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1 more dies of COVID19, 82 test positive in J&K

January 19, 2021, 12:50 AM

One more person died of COVID19 while 82 more persons tests positive for the novel coronavirus on Monday, taking the overall death tally of the people dying of SARS-CoV-2 to 1922 a…

Power Woes | Hike in charges, erratic supply trigger protests in Bandipora

January 19, 2021, 12:50 AM

North Kashmir’s Bandipora district is witnessing frequent protests over the hike in monthly electricity dues and erratic supply. On Monday, locals protested in two villages of Arag…

National

Avian influenza in poultry birds confirmed in 5 states

January 19, 2021, 1:20 AM

The Centre said on Monday that outbreak of Avian Influenza has been confirmed in 5 states for poultry birds and in 9 states for crows/migratory/wild birds till date. As per the sta…

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COVID19|India records lowest fatalities in 8 months

January 19, 2021, 1:16 AM

The daily coronavirus infections fell below 14,000 for the second time this month taking India's COVID-19 caseload to 1,05,71,773, while 145 new fatalities were recorded, the lowes…

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'3,81,305 beneficiaries received COVID vaccine'

January 19, 2021, 1:15 AM

A total of 3,81,305 beneficiaries have so far been vaccinated for COVID-19 and 580 adverse events following immunisation were reported in the country till now, the Union health min…

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'Chinese village in Arunachal'|India takes necessary measures: MEA

January 19, 2021, 1:13 AM

In a cautious reaction to a report that China has built a village in Arunachal Pradesh, India on Monday said it keeps a constant watch on all developments having a bearing on the c…

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Ram Temple construction|Congress leader Digvijaya writes to PM, encloses Rs 1.11 lakh cheque

January 19, 2021, 1:10 AM

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Monday wrote a letter to Prime Minister NarendraModi on the exclusion of "main Shankaracharyas of the Sanatan Dharma" in the Ram Temple tr…

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Despite Covid, India serious about infra development: PM Modi

January 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday performed the Bhoomi Poojan of Ahmedabad Metro Project Phase 2 and Surat Metro project. He said that the Ahmedabad project worth Rs 17,000 cr…

SC asks Centre to share policy for declaring public holidays

January 19, 2021, 1:03 AM

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to share its policy for declaring public holidays. The observation was made by the top court during hearing of a plea by Sikh organisat…

IMD-FORECAST | IMD to give month-wise rainfall forecast from coming monsoon season: DG

January 19, 2021, 1:03 AM

To better its monsoon forecast, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) will use the multi-model ensemble approach and also give a monthly outlook for the four months of the rain…

Govt continuously endeavouring to streamline processes for timely promotion: Jitendra Singh

January 19, 2021, 1:03 AM

Union minister Jitendra Singh on Monday said that the Centre is continuously endeavouring to streamline the processes for timely promotion but one of the major hurdles comes from m…

No 'serious or severe' adverse effect post COVID19 immunisation report so far: Government

January 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

There has been "no case of serious or severe" adverse event following immunisation (AEFI) till date, the health ministry said on the third day of the COVID-19 vaccination drive on…

OP-Ed

Why digital minimalism?

January 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

In 2018, I had made a commitment with myself to deactivate my Facebook account permanently, as I felt technology (Facebook) had turned my life into a tragedy. Months before this de…

Social Media and Data Privacy

January 19, 2021, 1:05 AM

Now we are all worried about data privacy we are sharing over social media despite we are doing the same activity from past couple of years. We have witnessed leakage of the inform…

Post Pandemic Budget Expectations

January 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

The annual Union Budget will be presented in less than two weeks. It is a constitutional requirement, since not even a single rupee can be spent from the exchequer without the parl…

Sports

Want to start 1,000 Khelo India centres at district level across India: Rijiju

January 19, 2021, 1:04 AM

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday said the government intends to start 1,000 Khelo India sports centres at the district level across the country.  "My aim is to bring Ind…

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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy | J&K beat Railways by 7 wkts

January 19, 2021, 1:07 AM

Youngsters Suryansh Raina, Abdul Samad and debutant Umran Malik shined as J&K finished its campaign in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy tournament with seven wicket win against Rail…

Greater Kashmir

SnowShoe event held on World Snow Day

January 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

A major winter sports activity of SnowShoe was held here on World Snow Day on January 17. J&K SnowShoe Association and SnowShoe Federation of India with support from Directorat…

3x3 Women's Basketball League concludes

January 19, 2021, 1:04 AM

The three-day Women's Basketball League concluded at Gindun sports centre here on Sunday. According to organisers, the League was played under Covid guidelines as Team Alley Oops e…

Shakir Yousuf wins title of Mr North Kashmir

January 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

Shakir Yousuf was adjudged as Mr North Kashmir in the first Indian Physique Alliance Mr North Kashmir Powerful Man of the year 2021 held at SheeriBaramulla on January 17. ShakirYou…

Srinagar City

Several houses damaged in Sakidafar fire blaze

January 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

Several houses were damaged in a fire incident at Sakidafar area in Downtown. Local news agency CNS said quoting officials said that a sub Inspector rank officer of Fire and Emerge…

Mutton dealers stage protest, demand fixation of rates

January 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

Mutton dealers and traders staged protest here today to press for their demand to fix mutton rates. Scores of mutton retailers under the banner of Unity of Mutton Traders Associati…

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DDC Srinagar convenes DLAC meet on Food Safety

January 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

District Development Commissioner (DDC) Srinagar, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Chowdhary today convened a meeting of District Level Advisory Committee (DLAC) on Food Safety at Banquet Hall her…

Polytechnic students stage sit-in Demand online examination

January 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

Students of different semesters from various engineering polytechnic colleges of Kashmir on Monday staged a protest at Press Enclave demanding that their exams should be conducted…

2 drug peddlers held at Batamaloo

January 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

Police arrested two drug peddlers recovered huge quantity of contraband substances from their possession at Batamaloo locality here. Police spokesperson in a statement said officer…

Great to see Kashmir youth creating awareness on road safety norms: IGP

January 19, 2021, 12:50 AM

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, Vijay Kumar Monday appreciated the youth for coming forward to create awareness on road safety norms, which he termed as necessary to sav…

State

Mahore residents stage protest against PDD

January 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

Protests held against the power development department near Wani Morh of Mahore sub-divisional headquarter. Demonstrators said that two transformers at Mahore headquarter, Battangw…

Mussarat Islam assumes charge as DC Ramban

January 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

Mussarat Islam today assumed the office as Deputy Commissioner Ramban. He took over the charge from Nazim Zai Khan who has been transferred and posted as Director Industries and Co…

Nazim Zai Khan accorded warm send off

January 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

Outgoing Deputy Commissioner (DC), Ramban Nazim Zai Khan, who has been transferred as Director Industries and Commerce Kashmir, was accorded a warm send off by the officers of the…

Traffic jams haunt Srinagarities

Encroached roads create chaos in Bhadarwah town

January 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

Encroached roads continue to create chaos in Bhadarwah town—adding to the miseries of the people of the township. According to locals, be it a historic Chowgan, busy markets, Takia…

World
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Biden's inauguration|Washington converted into garrison city

January 19, 2021, 1:12 AM

Ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Wednesday, the American capital has been virtually turned into a garrison city, ami…

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Global cases top 95 million

January 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

In yet another grim milestone, the total number of global coronavirus cases has topped the 95 million mark, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.02 million, according to the…