NIA seeks ‘secure’ accommodation at Gupkar Srinagar

NIA seeks ‘secure’ accommodation at Gupkar Srinagar

Srinagar: NIA has sought a full-fledged and “secure” accommodation for office-cum-residential purposes for its personnel at high-security Gupkhar Srinagar. According GNS news agency an application addressed to Chief Secretary, a copy of which lies with GNS news agency, NIA has cited threats to its personnel who visit Srinagar frequently and seek accommodation in guesthouses, barracks of […]

Four militants killed, Para Commando injured in north Kashmir encounter

Four militants killed, Para Commando injured in north Kashmir encounter

Srinagar: Four militants were killed and an army soldier suffered injuries in an encounter in forests of Rafiabad in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday. Local news agency GNS reported that a joint team of army’s 32 RR and 9 PARA commandos launched a cordon-and-search operation in the dense woods of upper reaches of Rafiabad today wee […]

Gurez gunfight: No militant body recovered, additional reinforcement rushed

Gurez gunfight: No militant body recovered, additional reinforcement rushed

Srinagar: Following the killing of four army soldiers including an officer, army on Wednesday rushed additional reinforcement of paratroops amid a massive search operation at Bakhtoor area of Gurez sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. A police officer told GNS new agency that a hunt has been launched soon after the stand-off […]

HC orders eviction of unauthorized occupants from govt accommodation

HC orders eviction of unauthorized occupants from govt accommodation

SRINAGAR: In a significant order, Jammu and Kashmir High Court has ordered eviction of unauthorized occupants from the government accommodation in the State. “In the meantime, Director Estates, J&K Government shall ensure eviction of all unauthorized occupants from the Government accommodations and report compliance,” the single bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey ordered while adjudicating on […]

100% Consumer Metering through Smart Meters & Smart Grid given go ahead

100% Consumer Metering through Smart Meters & Smart Grid given go ahead

SRINAGAR: In a significant decision aimed at reducing AT&C losses in the Power sector and improving metering,  the State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, N N Vohraaccorded sanction to the engagement of the Rural Electricity Corporation Power Distribution Company Limited (RECPDCL) as PIA on nomination basis for (i) procurement and […]

Municipal Corporation elections to be conducted through EVMs

Municipal Corporation elections to be conducted through EVMs

SRINAGAR: The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, N N Vohra approved “The Jammu and Kashmir Municipal Corporations (Amendment) Bill, 2018″ facilitating conduct of forthcoming elections to the Municipal Corporations in the State through EVMs. A provision made in this regard in 2016 had lapsed. Presently, elections to Municipal Corporations […]

Governor unhappy over the poor maintenance of Mughal Road

Governor unhappy over the poor maintenance of Mughal Road

SRINAGAR: Governor N. N. Vohra today expressed dismay over the dilapidated condition of the Mughal Road and directed the Public Works Department (PWD) to undertake a physical and financial audit to fix responsibility for the poor maintenance of this strategic road which provides alternate connectivity to Kashmir Valley with the rest of the country. Chairing […]

Governor reviews progress of Srinagar, Jammu Ring Road projects

Governor reviews progress of Srinagar, Jammu Ring Road projects

SRINAGAR: Governor N N Vohra today reviewed the progress of the upcoming Ring Road Projects which will open new economic opportunities and de congest vehicular traffic in the twin capital cities of Jammu and Srinagar. Chairing a high-level meeting at the Civil Secretariat here this evening, Governor called upon the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and […]

Good roads vital for socio-economic growth: Governor

Good roads vital for socio-economic growth: Governor

Srinagar: Stressing the need for expanding and improving intra-state connectivity, Governor N N Vohra today said that quality road network, especially in the rural areas, is crucial to the economic inclusion of a large percentage of the population which lives in difficult areas of the State. “To support the rural economy, it is critical to […]