Govt keen to tap Ladakh’s immense tourism potential: Chief Secretary

Leh, Jan 18: Chief Secretary, B.V.R Subramanyam Friday said that Leh district of frontier Ladakh region possesses immense tourism potential and the Governor’s administration is keen to upgrade its tourism-related infrastructure to attract increased tourist footfall to the region. The CS made these remarks at a meeting with Executive Councillors of LAHDC, Leh headed by […]

Snow forecast: DC Bandipora reviews preparedness

Bandipora, Jan 18: In view of the inclement weather forecast this weekend, Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Dr Shahid Iqbal Chaudhary on Friday convened a meeting to review the preparedness to deal with any kind of situation. The meeting discussed action plans prepared by the concerned departments to prevent interruption to services during snowfall. The DC, while […]

Samphel reviews working of JKEDI at Leh

Leh, Jan 18: Commissioner Secretary Ladakh Affairs Department Rigzin Samphel today reviewed the functioning and implementation of various innovative schemes of J&K Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) in Leh district, here at a meeting. The Commissioner Secretary got a detailed brief of various innovative skill development training programmes being provided by the EDI to youth of […]

CGM SBI meets Governor

  Jammu, Jan 18: Ashutosh Kumar Singh Rana, Chief General Manager, State Bank of India, Chandigarh Circle, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Rana briefed Governor about SBI’s functioning in J&K, its future expansion plans and about the services which are being offered to SBI’s clients. He presented a copy […]

Handicraft Deptt organises awareness camp at Udhampur

Udhampur, Jan 18: Handicraft Department, today organized an awareness camp to sensitize the local stakeholders about central schemes launched to boost handicraft sector. Joint Director Handicraft, Jammu Anju Gupta was the chief guest who formally inaugurated the camp. A large number of villagers from Chak Rakhwalan, Malhar, Bakli, Tikri, Neeli Nallaha, Ritti and Tabbri participated […]

Residents of Kurhama protest against PDD

Shah Basit Ganderbal, Jan 18: Residents of Kurhama in Baroosa area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district staged a protest demonstration against the PDD department and blocked Baroosa Bypass at Kurhama area of Ganderbal on Friday Morning. “Our locality is without electricity from past several days. We made frequent requests in this connection before concerned authorities […]

Bail plea of separatist detainees shouldn’t to opposed: G H Mir

Srinagar, Jan 17: Democratic Party Nationalist (DPN) president and former minister, Ghulam Hassan Mir on Thursday said that the government has failed to produce challan in the court against the separatist leaders who have been arrested almost a year ago over the charges of alleged terror funding. Mir in a statement said that even after […]

Governor’s remarks misplaced presumption, party ready for polls: PDP

Srinagar, Jan 17: Dismissing reports that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was not ready to go to polls as a misplaced presumption, the party on Thursday said that it had geared for peoples’ verdict even before the dissolution of assembly last year. In a statement issued, senior PDP leader Nizam-ud-din Bhat while referring to the remarks […]

FIR registered against Tehsildar for misusing his authority

Srinagar, Jan 17: On the outcome of verification conducted by Anti-Corruption Bureau Kashmir, it surfaced that erstwhile Tehsildar North, Mohammad Bashir used to induce public to seek mutation of their land on the basis of Hibba Zabani (oral gift) to avoid stamp duties which are levied by the government on registration of sale deeds before […]

No JK woman for Hajj-2019 without maharam, 9762 to go for pilgrimage

Srinagar, Jan 17: Not a single woman from Jammu and Kashmir, the only Muslim majority state in the country, would undertake Hajj-2019 pilgrimage without maharam for the second successive year. However, about 2300 women from different states in the country are going for the pilgrimage this year without maharam. “We had received 22,389 application — […]