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SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT: 6-member panel to monitor implementation of rules

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

The order said the committee shall hold meetings periodically as may be found necessary as per direction of the chairperson of the committee.

The state government on Thursday constituted a 6-member committee to monitor the implementation of solid waste management rules, 2016 in Jammu and Kashmir.

As per an order issued in this regard, former J&K High Court judge, Janak Raj K more...

Dheeraj Gupta to hold additional charge of smart cities project

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

Dheeraj Gupta shall hold the additional charge of smart cities project and the proposed new Jammu/Srinagar metropolitan regional development authorities.

An order, issued form the general administration department, states, “In the interest of administration, it is hereby ordered that Dheeraj Gupta, principal secretary to the government, housing and urban development depar more...

S P Vaid to retain IPS apex pay scale

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

The order states that it shall, however, not be construed as creation of an ex-cadre post in the apex pay scale in IPS of J&K cadre.

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday ordered that Dr S P Vaid, transport commissioner, shall retain apex scale pay of Indian police service in his personal capacity.

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3 judicial officers transferred

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

An order reads, “Consequent upon the acceptance of the representations of Syed Tawqeer Ahmad, district judge, and MuzaffarIqbal Khan, sub-judge, seeking voluntary retirement from service, transfers and postings of judicial officers are hereby ordered.”

The Jammu and Kashmir high court on Thursday transferred three judicial officers.

An order reads, “Consequent upon the more...

Govt asks KAS officers to submit property statements

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

A government order said that vide circular number 12-GAD of 2018 dated June 14, 2018, among other things, all the officers of the Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service, including the junior scale KAS officers, were directed to keep the APRs for the year 2017-18 on hold till the software for the online submission of the APRs (SPARROW platform) is developed.

The State government has aske more...

Sonam Wangchuk meets Governor

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

SonamWangchuk, an engineer, innovator and education reformist, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.

Wangchuk informed Governor about the outcome of his continuing endeavors to reform the education system and bring it in sync with ground realities by pursuing locally relevant knowledge, values and skills and about the to-date status of the Himalayan Institu more...

Govt regularises promotions of 9 G&M deptt officers

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

An order issued from the industries and commerce department reads, “On the recommendations of the departmental promotion committee/J&K public service commission, sanction is hereby accorded to the regularization of promotion of nine officers of geology and mining department.”

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday regularized the promotion of nine officers of the geology and min more...

Snowfall brings life to a halt in Srinagar

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

All line departments making efforts to restore affected services: DC

Heavy snowfall coupled with delay in snow clearance affected normal life in the summer capital on Thursday. 

Vehicular movement on vital roads including Residency Road and MA Road was affected as no men or machinery was pressed into service till afternoon to clear snow. Most of the shops remained closed in more...

Sagar hits out at administration

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

Sagar, who toured different city areas, was apprised by people about problems faced by them in wake of the snowfall. The NC leader interacted with traders, commuters and stranded patients at different places in old city, said an official statement.

National Conference general secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar on Thursday censured divisional administration for its “callous and insensitive more...

Downtown traders decry breakdown of essential services

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

The traders under the banner of Shaher-e-Khaas coordination committee said despite forecast of inclement weather, authorities failed to take measures to provide essential services. “It is ironical that authorities did not clear lanes and bylanes in Downtown.

Traders of Downtown decried breakdown of essential services and delay in snow clearance in the Old City saying it caused inconveni more...

SHRC censures authorities for failing to check canine menace in Srinagar

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

Asks chief secretary to ensure funds for procuring anti-rabies vaccines in hospitals

Concerned over increase in dog bite cases in the summer capital, State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Thursday observed that authorities have failed to check growing canine menace.

Hearing case of irregular supply of anti-rabies vaccine at SMHS hospital here, the commission asked chief secret more...

SKIMS establishes helpline for patients

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

The helpline numbers are: 9622726147, 9906853533 (DrMudasir CMO), 7006349353 (Shahid Transport Monitor) and 0194-2493297 (SKIMS MCH Exchange).

The Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) medical college/hospital has kept two ambulances available for ferrying critically ill patients.

"To overcome difficulties faced by critically ill patients due to inclement wea more...

GAWKADAL MASSACRE: 'Records damaged in 2014 retrieved'

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

In a report submitted before SHRC, the SSP Srinagar has stated that all records regarding to the case, kept at Police Station Kralkhud, had got washed away in 2014 flood.

Police on Thursday informed the State Human Rights Commission that records of GawKadal massacre, which had got damaged in 2014 flood, have been retrieved. 

In a report submitted before SHRC, the SSP Srinag more...

BATAMALOO FIRING: Police file charge-sheet against 10 accused, including journalist Sultan

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

Families deny all charges, say they will fight a legal battle

The police Thursday booked 10 persons including a journalist, a woman, a house-owner and his nephew for allegedly providing shelter to three Hizbul Mujahideen militants in Batamaloo area of Srinagar on August 8 last year and also helping them to flee from the area amid firing.

In a brief shootout between militants and more...

Roofs of 3 residential houses collapse in Handwara

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

The damaged houses belonged to Reshmi Begum, wife of late Abdul AhadShiekh, a resident of MuqamShanoo area in Handwara, said ShahidHussain, tehsildarQaziabad.

Heavy snowfall continued in northern Kupwara district for the second consecutive day Thursday, causing damage to some residential houses and leading to closure of several link and border roads.

The damaged houses belonged more...

Ensure immediate restoration of services: Mir to administration

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

He said the snowfall has added more problems to the people in valley due to inadequate supply of essentials and breakdown of electricity.

J&K state Congress President GA Mir has emphasized upon Governor’s administration to take stock of situation in the Valley arising out of fresh snowfall to address concerns of people.

He said the snowfall has added more problems to t more...

Official works under umbrella inside his leaky office in Old Secretariat

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

Look at the heap of garbage outside, the estates department pays no attention to clear the junk from this important department. They have forgotten this department long back

As it snowed outside on Thursday, an official inside the old secretariat here takes out an umbrella to protect himself from water leaking from the ceiling of his office and starts his work.  


People throng slain LeT commander’s home

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

Multiple rounds of back-to-back funeral prayers were held for Sheikh amid pro-freedom and pro-Islam slogans.

Braving cold and snow, thousands of mourners Thursday turned up at the native village of a slain Lashkar-e-Taiba commander on his funeral. The militant commander however was not buried till the last reports came in, as the family was waiting for his brother to return from outside K more...

NHM staff asked to join duties or face action

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

The strike of the NHM staff has severely hit the patient care across the district.

Deputy commissionerBandipora has asked the NHM employees, who are on strike for last several days, to join their duties with immediate effect or face action. An official said the DC has asked the concerned CMO and the BMOs of the district to convey to the NHM staff to report back to their duties.


'Video wrongly linked with Charar hospital'

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

In the video it has been wrongly said that the patient had been discharged from Charari Sharif hospital when it was snowing heavily and vehicular traffic was disrupted

The Block Medical Officer (BMO) Charari Sharif on Thursday said that a video, which showed a woman patient being carried on a stretcher by foot from Kanidajan area, has been wrongly linked with Charari Sharif hospital. < more...