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NIA raids multiple houses in Srinagar, Baramulla

September 23, 2020, 3:28 AM

The National Investigation Agency on Tuesday carried out raids at multiple places in Srinagar and Baramulla districts. In a statement, NIA said that on Tuesday it conducted searche…

UN General Assembly meets, virtually

September 23, 2020, 3:28 AM

The UN's first virtual meeting of world leaders started Tuesday with pre-recorded speeches from some of the planet's biggest powers, kept at home by the coronavirus pandemic that w…

131-yr old anomaly rectified: J&K admin

September 23, 2020, 8:05 AM

The Jammu and Kashmir Official Language Bill, 2020, passed by the Lok Sabha today, states that the existing institutional mechanisms such as the Academy of Art, Culture and Languag…

Allow detenue to appear in exam: HC to government

September 23, 2020, 3:28 AM

J&K High Court directed government to make arrangements for a detenue from north Kashmir’s Sopore to appear in class-12 examination starting from September 22. A bench of Justi…

Govt allows partial restoration of Mughal Road

September 23, 2020, 3:28 AM

Authorities ordered ‘partial’ restoration of the Mughal Road while making permission from Divisional Commissioner office a prerequisite for inter-provincial movement. Deputy Commis…

Fruit trucks being stopped on highway for days: Exporters

September 23, 2020, 3:28 AM

Kashmir fruit exporters today alleged that the fruit laden trucks were being stopped near Jawahar Tunnel by the traffic police for four to five days due to which the fruit gets rot…

Leh leaders decide to boycott LAHDC polls

September 23, 2020, 3:28 AM

The political, social and religious leaders in Leh have decided to boycott Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council- Leh (LAHDC-Leh) elections that were announced by the UT admin…

J&K allocated 908 ventilators, Rs 143 cr under COVID emergency package

September 23, 2020, 3:28 AM

J&K has been allocated 908 ventilators and Rs 143 crore under COVID emergency package so far. Union minister of state for Health and Family Welfare in written reply to a questi…

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COVID19: 1235 new cases, 14 deaths

September 23, 2020, 3:28 AM

As many as 14 people succumbed to COVID19 infection and 1235 fresh cases were confirmed in J&K on Tuesday. The death toll reached 1052 and the positive cases mounted to 66261.…

India, China agree not to send more troops to the frontline

September 23, 2020, 3:28 AM

In first such moves to bring down tensions in eastern Ladakh, India and China on Tuesday agreed not to send more troops to the frontline, refrain from unilaterally changing the sit…

Drone airdropped arms, ammunition in Akhnoor: Police

September 23, 2020, 3:25 AM

Security forces recovered two AK47 assault rifles and other ammunition in Sohal Khad area in Akhnoor, police said. Police said the arms and ammunitions had been “airdropped by Paki…

SSP Budgam Amod Nagpur During Addressing a Media/GK

Militant killed in Budgam gunfight

September 23, 2020, 3:12 AM

A local militant of Jaish-e-Muhammad was killed in a 20-hour long encounter with security forces in Chrar-i-Sharif Budgam on Tuesday. The slain militant has been identified by poli…

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LS passes J&K Official Languages Bill

September 23, 2020, 3:10 AM

The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed a bill under which Kashmiri, Dogri and Hindi, apart from the existing Urdu and English, will be the official languages in the union territory of Jam…

J&K won't see normalcy if Aug 5 decisions are not revoked: Dr Farooq in Parliament

September 23, 2020, 3:10 AM

National Conference President and Member of Parliament Dr Farooq Abdullah in his address in Lok Sabha today sought the restoration of J&K’s special Constitutional position whic…

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3.6 magnitude quake in Srinagar

September 23, 2020, 3:10 AM

A moderate-intensity earthquake with a magnitude of 3.6 shook Srinagar on Tuesday night, panicking residents who rushed out of their homes, officials said. Officials at the Disaste…

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Kashmir our integral part: India at UN

September 23, 2020, 3:10 AM

In a scathing attack on Pakistan, India has said that if there is an “unfinished agenda” at the UN, it is that of tackling the scourge of terrorism and the country, a globally-reco…

Business

Tariq Ghani elected President

September 23, 2020, 8:05 AM

Jammu and Kashmir Tong iL Moo Do Association has elected Tariq Rashid Ghani as its president. The elections were held in presence of Vice President Tong iL Moo Do Federation India…

Govt launches Integrated Sheep Dev Scheme in J&K

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

The Government of Jammu and Kashmir today launched Integrated Sheep Development Scheme 2020-21 to promote establishment of sheep and goat units in the Union Territory with formal a…

Business fraternity hail LG Sinha for economic package

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

Members of business fraternity including Confederation of Indian Industries and Federation of All India Vyapar Mandal today called on Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha here at the R…

J&K Bank customers coerced to buy insurance products

September 23, 2020, 8:05 AM

Scores of Jammu and Kashmir Bank customers have accused bank executives of coercing them to buy life insurance policies offered by the PNB MetLife, which is in violation of the J…

J&K Bank commissions 5 ATMs in Pulwama

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

J&K Bank Chairman and Managing Director R K Chhibber today commissioned five Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) in district Pulwama taking the total number of such machines in th…

JKI procuring cocoons directly from farmers

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

Jammu and Kashmir Industries Limited has launched procurement of Cocoons in the ongoing Cocoon auction being conducted by the Sericulture Department in the Kashmir division. Commis…

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Greater Kashmir

Why are questions being silenced?

September 23, 2020, 3:25 AM

The contempt of court case against the Tamil actor Suriya (which was fortunately and wisely dropped by the Madras High Court) and the case of contempt against Prashant Bhushan, rai…

REFLECTIONS | Immunity Debate

September 23, 2020, 3:25 AM

This is in reference to the statement ' Herbs and vitamins do not help in boosting immunity https://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/health/supplements-dont-boost-immunity-against-covid…

Editorial | Securing people's healthcare

September 23, 2020, 3:25 AM

Although governments world over spend billions on healthcare, in terms of building infrastructure, arranging high end investigating machines and supplying free drugs in hospitals,…

Story of a bad bank

September 23, 2020, 3:25 AM

Normally when you come across people talking about a ‘bad bank’, you will lose no time to comprehend that the story is all about bad customer service rendered by a bank. But let me…

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Govt constitutes committee to scrutinize J&K's Right of Children to free, compulsory education

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

General Administration Department (GAD) today constituted a four members committee to scrutinize Jammu and Kashmir Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules, 2020. A…

CS reviews major projects of Jammu division

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

The Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam today took a comprehensive review of the progress of various major projects of Health, Higher Education, Road Infrastructure and Highways, I…

Several political, public delegations call on LG Sinha

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

Continuing his public outreach programme at Jammu, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today met former Ministers, ex- Legislators, political leaders, and public delegations here at R…

CS led committee to review suspension cases of All India Services officers

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

General Administration Department (GAD) on Tuesday constituted a review committee for suspension cases of All India Services. The sanction was accorded to the constitution of a com…

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Non-symptomatic COVID patients to be discharged after 10 days without testing

September 23, 2020, 3:25 AM

The Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam today chaired a meeting to take stock of efforts toward mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic and review the related Standard Operating Procedure…

Kashmir
NC condemns 'wave of repression let loose in Shehar-e-Khaas''

Sagar anguished over Khanyar fire incident

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

National Conference, General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar on Tuesday expressed grief over the fire incident that broke out in Khanyar area near Gousia Hospital, resulting in damage…

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Speedy Sumo kills 2 women on Baramulla-Kupwara highway

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

Two women were killed after a speedy passenger vehicle hit them at Lasser village of Rafiabad on Baramulla-Kupwara highway Tuesday, police said. The deceased were identified as Sal…

Mir calls on AICC J&K Incharge Rajni Patil

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

J&K Congress President, GA Mir Tuesday called on senior Party leader and newly appointed AICC J&K Incharge, Rajni Patil in New Delhi and held threadbare discussions over th…

Education department performs poorly in execution of central schemes

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

The School Education department has performed poorly in execution of centrally-sponsored schemes for construction of school buildings and other infrastructure. Under the schemes th…

Congress urges govt to address J&K's economic, unemployment crisis

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

Jammu and Kashmir PradeCongress Committee (JKPCC) on Tuesday urged government to address economic and unemployment crisis rather than showing door to already employed people. Accor…

PHQ modifies transfer order of 12 DySPs

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

Police Headquarters on Tuesday modified the transfer order of 12 DySPs from the list of 79 DySPs who were transferred on September 18 in Jammu and Kashmir. In modification to the e…

AAC grieved over demise of senior member's mother

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

Awami Action Committee (AAC) has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the demise of the pious and octogenarian mother of organization’s senior member Peer Ghulam Nabi Shah. AAC pai…

KPDCL all set to replace wires, wooden poles worth Rs 40 cr

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

Principal Secretary Power Development & Information Departments, Rohit Kansal today chaired the first Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Lim…

SKUAST–K holds farmer-scientist-student interaction

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

Directorate of Extension (DoE), SKUAST Kashmir on Tuesday organized an online one day farmer-scientist-student interaction on soil plant health management for better returns. In hi…

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Post Matric Scholarship uploaded on NPS: Director Tribal Affairs

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

According to Director Tribal Affairs, all the applications for grant of Post Matric Scholarship to ST students have been uploaded on National Scholarship Portal after verification…

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Apni Party seeks smooth movement of fruit trucks on highway

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

Apni Party on Tuesday sought intervention of Lt Governor Manoj Sinha to facilitate hassle-free movement of fruit and vegetable laden trucks on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway to pr…

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Hails clearance to road project

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

Apni Party Vice President Zaffar Iqbal Manhas on Tuesday extended gratitude to J&K government for clearing technical hiccups which were impeding development of Chanchmarag-Shad…

Decomposed human skull recovered from Sindh nallah

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

A decomposed human skull was recovered from Sindh nallah in this central Kashmir district on Tuesday. Reports said a group of locals spotted the human skull floating in Sindh near…

Laigaroo flays govt decision to reopen schools

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) youth Secretary Arif Laigaroo on Tuesday expressed concern over the decision of J&K administration to partially reopen of schools amid COVID19 pa…

Advisor Baseer Khan meets several deputations, individuals at Srinagar

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today met scores of public delegations and individuals who apprised him about their problems and demands, here at Grievance Cell S…

CVID19 Outbreak | Samoon visits govt schools, ITIs

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

Principal Secretary, School Education and Skill Development, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon on Tuesday paid a surprise visit to various Government Schools and ITIs in Srinagar district on…

Class 12th bi-annual exams commence in Kashmir

September 23, 2020, 8:05 AM

The bi-annual private exams of class 12th students commenced on Tuesday in Kashmir division with participation of around 72 per cent students. The JK Board of School Education (BOS…

Video of minor with torture marks on his body goes viral

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

A chilling video of child abuse has surfaced on social media in which a minor boy with violence marks all over his body has accused his uncle of severely torturing him. The victim,…

NC seeks relief for electricity consumers

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

National Conference state Secretary Sakina Itoo on Tuesday sought relief for the electricity consumers to help businesses and people tide over the losses suffered due to COVID19 lo…

3 drug peddlers arrested, contraband substance seized: Police

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

Police on Tuesday said it arrested three drug peddlers and seized contraband substance from their possession A statement said officers at a checkpoint established near Shamshan Bho…

Party condoles demise of Peer Atiqullah, Afzal

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

National Conference on Tuesday expressed grief over the demise of Imam Khateeb, Ziyarat Hazrat Syed Hussain Simnani (RA), Peer Atiqullah of Kulgam. In a joint statement, the party…

COVID19: 35 persons test positive in Ramban

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

At least 35 persons tested positive for COVID19 in this district on Tuesday, taking total infection cases to 1,127. An official said among 35 new cases 34 were reported during rand…

National

Session for freshers from Nov 1: UGC

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

The delayed academic session for freshers in universities and colleges will begin from November 1, and the winter break this year, the summer vacation in 2021 and other holidays wo…

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Saving lives

September 23, 2020, 3:28 AM

Emergency medical services is an integration of hospital-based emergency service and pre- Hospital emergency care. Emergency medical response services primarily comprise pre-hospit…

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Use Heart to Beat Heart Attack

September 23, 2020, 3:25 AM

Cardiovascular diseases having become the leading cause of mortality in India. 25 to 30% mortality in our country is attributable to heart attacks, brain strokes and heart failure.…

Greater Kashmir

Maternity Deaths and Medical Care

September 23, 2020, 3:25 AM

During COVID-19 pandemic doctors were greatly admired. Right from the day one, they hit the headlines and were admirably called as COVID-19 warriors, frontline heroes, white-warrio…

WHAT IS IN THE EYES?

September 23, 2020, 3:25 AM

Eyesight is one of our most important senses. Almost 80% of what we perceive comes through our sense of sight.  In fact, a far larger part of the brain is dedic…

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19 flights carrying 2,090 passengers arrive at Srinagar airport

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

On day 121 of resumption of domestic operations in Jammu and Kashmir, 19 domestic flights with 2,090 passengers aboard landed at Srinagar airport on Tuesday. A statement said after…

2-day training program for Principals start at Islamia College

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

The Higher Education Department on Tuesday started a two-day training program through webinar for all Principals and officials of various degree Colleges of Kashmir. A statement sa…

DC visits Parimpora Bus Stand

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Tuesday visited Parimpora Bus Stand to take firsthand assessment of issues. During the visit, the DC also held a meeting w…

DGP visits Srinagar Police Component

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Tuesday visited Police Component Srinagar where he interacted with policemen and chaired officers’ meeting. A statement said the DG…

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2002 Kidnapping Case | Court sentences accused to 2 years jail

September 23, 2020, 3:25 AM

A local court has sentenced two persons to two years jail in 2002 Harwan kidnapping case. After hearing additional public prosecutor, Zaffar Iqbal Shaheen and defence counsel, the…

Burglary at Rehbab Sahib (RA) shrine

September 23, 2020, 3:25 AM

In yet another incident of burglary in a shrine, burglars looted cash from revered shrine of Rehbab Sahib (RA) at Aali Kadal area of Old Srinagar. The incident occurred during the…

B&J Hospital set to get infra boost

September 23, 2020, 3:25 AM

Bone & Joint (B&J) Hospital at Barzulla here is all set to get a big infrastructural push with construction of state-of-the-art additional 120-bedded block World Bank-funde…

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Erdogan raises Kashmir issue at UNGA

September 23, 2020, 3:30 AM

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan brought up the Kashmir issue again at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday calling it a “burning issue”. He criticised the abolition of the sp…