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Snow wreaks havoc across Kashmir

@Admin : 07-Feb-2019, 09:00 PM

Man killed, wife missing in Kokernag avalanche; 10 cops trapped as snowslide buries police post; Highway remains closed, flights cancelled again; Advisor Sharma, Div Com chair meetings

A man died after a snow avalanche hit his residential house in Sanbradi Magam village in Kokernag area of southern Anantnag district on Thursday evening, officials said.

An official said a massive more...

Surface traffic, power supply badly hit in Rajouri, Poonch

@Admin : 07-Feb-2019, 08:01 PM

Power supply in Loran was snapped, while the 11-KVA Saujiyan power line has also developed a fault due to which power supply to the area was snapped, he said.

The power supply network across Poonch district was badly affected due to heavy snowfall and rains in the past 48 hours, officials said on Thursday.

An official of the power development department here told Greater Kashmir more...

Teenager hit by shooting stone, dies

@Admin : 07-Feb-2019, 08:01 PM

He said that the boy had gone put to graze his cattle in Thiloo area, when he was hit by a shooting stone.

An 18-year-old boy was hit by a shooting stone in Dharmari sub-division of Reasi district and died on the spot, an official said.

He said that the boy had gone put to graze his cattle in Thiloo area, when he was hit by a shooting stone.

The deceased has been more...

NHM strike: Poonch residents suffer

@Admin : 07-Feb-2019, 08:01 PM

Similarly, Abdul Rashid, a resident of Saujiyan, said that the primary health centre in Saujiyan wears a deserted look as most of the employees are on strike.

Amid heavy snowfall, healthcare in the far-flung Loran and Saujiyan areas of Poonch Mandi tehsil has come to a standstill as most of the employees posted in primary health centres of the areas are employed under National Health Miss more...

Absconder arrested after 7 years: Police

@Admin : 07-Feb-2019, 08:01 PM

A police officer said, “On specific information provided by district special branch, a team of police, led by station house officer, Kandi, Manzoor Kohli, laid a trap and nabbed an accused who was evading hisarrest since 2012.”

Jammu and Kashmir police on Thursday claimed to have arrested an absconder, who had been evading arrest since the past seven years.

A police officer more...

Friday Focus: Treasure of Qaroon

@Admin : 07-Feb-2019, 08:01 PM

…a delineation of Pharaonic order

In the Pharaonic order, power of the state stands represented by Pharos—the ruling monarchs, that of socio-religious institutions by Haman and of the corporate money by Qaroon. The trilogy of power worked out in Pharaonic era has left its shades in subsequent epochs. It continues to this day. It was indeed an irony of fate that Qaroon belonged to more...

Searching for hope

@Admin : 07-Feb-2019, 08:01 PM

Can we hope for anything better, brighter

‘ The toughest thing about the power of trust is that it is very difficult to build and very easy to destroy’.

Thomas J Watson

Suddenly he seems to be drawn to the dominant narrative the region reverberates with. ‘ My representation of the sentiment’, claims the bureaucrat who resigned from the luc more...

Kashmir political bandwagon

@Admin : 07-Feb-2019, 08:01 PM

Confronting each other is not the hallmark of a healthy politics

With prominent trade union leader Abdul Qayoom Wani jumping into Kashmir political arena the political bandwagon has turned tight and colourful. If speculations are true, then his electoral competition against his erstwhile boss will make the contest more interesting. Recently someone has rightly said ‘our trade unions more...

Women as harbingers of change in Kashmir

@Admin : 07-Feb-2019, 08:01 PM

The credit for Kashmir having retained its social coherence and integration despite the situation of unmitigated conflict goes, in great measure, to the courageous women of the region.

While the men fight their wars, it is the women who are left to manage the aftermath and pick up the pieces of shattered lives. The women of Kashmir have been called upon to take on this onerous responsibil more...

More On Urban Transport Policy

@Admin : 07-Feb-2019, 08:01 PM

Present approaches for solving traffic problems in Srinagar city are not going to address our future problems

Out of more than 100 urban settlement in the state, Srinagar and Jammu capital cities are growing at an unprecedented pace expanding requirements for extension of services and infrastructure continuously. It warrants a comprehensive policy on urbanization alongside an effective ur more...

Are Our Roads Really Safe?

@Admin : 07-Feb-2019, 08:01 PM

Indian roads are killer roads that are not designed from safety point of view

Road Safety is a global concern. In 2009, UN adopted the Moscow Declaration on road safety. The period 2011-2020 has been adopted by UN General Assembly as the decade for Action on Road Safety. It is surprising to know that India has one of the lowest death rates due to terrorism in the world. In 2016, 462 perso more...

Poor priority sector lending by banks in J&K: Chief secretary expresses concern

@Admin : 07-Feb-2019, 08:01 PM

J&K Bank convenes 109th SLBC meeting in Jammu; banks achieve credit target of 69 percent in financial terms and 58 percent in physical termsfor 1st quarters of 2018-19

 Expressing concern over poor lending in the priority sector by the banks operating in the state, chief secretary BVR Subrahmanyam on Thursday said the credit flow numbers especially in agriculture, MSME and housing lo more...

Issue only 3 litres of petrol or 10 litres of diesel per vehicle a day, govt orders petrol pumps

@Admin : 07-Feb-2019, 08:01 PM

Consumers complain shortage of LPG cooking gas

 With Jammu-Srinagar Highway closed again due to heavy snowfall after opening for a brief period, divisional administration Kashmir on Thursday issued an advisory to petrol pump owners for rationing of petroleum products for private vehicles. 

As per an order issued by divisional commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan al more...

Advisor Skandan for reformative measures to develop J&K's horticulture sector

@Admin : 07-Feb-2019, 08:00 PM

Secretary, Horticulture, Manzoor Ahmed Lone, Director, Horticulture Planning and Management, Shahnawaz Ahmed, Managing Director, JKHPMC, Shafat Sultan, Director Horticulture Jammu, RK Srangal besides other senior officers attended the meeting, according to an official spokesperson.

 Advisor to Governor, K SkandanThrusday convened a review meeting with the officers of the horticulture more...

J&K Grameen Bank holds 15 financial literacy programmes

@Admin : 07-Feb-2019, 08:00 PM

The programmes were held in the branch offices Arindardpora, Watapora, Tarathpora, Wilgam, Hygam, Othoora, Nadh, sumb, MandiSangwali, Simbal Camp, Simbal More, Mandi, Chandak, Surankote&Buffliaz under the Districts Bandipora, Kupwara, Baramulla, Samba, Kathua, Jammu, Rajouri and Poonch.

J&K Grameen Bank under the chairmanship of Janak Raj Angural in collaboration with NABARD organised more...

PM-KISAN Implementation: Direct income support of Rs 6000 to be effective from Dec 2018

@Admin : 07-Feb-2019, 08:00 PM

This income support will be transferred directly into the bank accounts of beneficiary farmers, in three equal instalments of Rs. 2,000 each. This programme will be funded by Government of India

Union Cabinet Secretary, Pardeep Kumar Sinha Thursday chaired a video conference with Chief Secretaries of the States to review the preparations with regard to implementation of the PradhanMantriK more...

VC SKUAST-K inaugurates C-Arm image scanning machine at veterinary faculty

@Admin : 07-Feb-2019, 08:00 PM

The VC also held interaction with the participants of 10 days training programme on diagnostic imaging techniques in veterinary practice being concurrently run by the division for the field veterinarians in association with Department of Sheep Husbandry Department, Government of J&K and Directorate of Extension of the SKUAST-K.

Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-Kashmir, Prof. Nazeer Ahmed on Thursd more...

U-23 One-Day Tourney:

@Admin : 07-Feb-2019, 08:00 PM

15 days on, JKCA fails to provide accommodation to Kashmir cricketers in Jammu

Around 50 Kashmir cricketers, who are participating in the ongoing under-23 selection trials in Jammu have been allegedly left in lurch by J&K Cricket Association.

“ From the day one of the trials these cricketers have been arranging accommodation, food and other expenses in Jammu on their o more...

Barca draw 1-1 with Real Madrid in 1st leg of Copa semis

@Admin : 07-Feb-2019, 08:00 PM

The visitors got off to a furious start on Wednesday, attacking at will and grabbing an early lead in the latest Clasico between the two titans of Spanish football, reports Efe news.

FC Barcelona had to come from behind to secure a 1-1 draw against Real Madrid in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final tie.

The visitors got off to a furious start on Wednesday, attacking a more...

Ramaswamy is VC LAWDA, Tariq Ali commissioner SMC

@Admin : 07-Feb-2019, 08:00 PM

Peerzada Hafiz-Ullah Shah, commissioner, Srinagar Municipal Corporation, has been transferred and posted as secretary in the health and medical education department.

The governor’s administration Thursday transferred and posted an Indian administrative service officer and four Kashmir administrative service officers.

As per an order issued by the general administration dep more...