Centre to release Rs 1000 cr annually for elected local bodies

Centre to release Rs 1000 cr annually for elected local bodies

Jammu: The conduct of urban local bodies and panchayat elections would facilitate flow of Rs 1000 crore Central funds annually for developmental activities in the state. According to Finance Department officials, the funds could be higher with each panchayat and urban local body receiving additional performance grants apart from the basic grants when the corporators […]

Jammu receives season’s first snowfall, landslide blocks highway

Jammu receives season’s first snowfall, landslide blocks highway

Jammu: The higher reaches of Bhaderwah, Kishtwar and Doda on Sunday received season’s first snowfall while the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was blocked due to landslide in Udhampur and Ramban districts. The upper reaches of Jammu region including Bhaderwah, Doda, Kishtwar have received first snowfall of the season as the rainfall continues since Saturday. People have expressed happiness […]

Kashmiris demanding right promised and accepted by world community: Geelani

Kashmiris demanding right promised and accepted by world community: Geelani

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) organized a daylong seminar at Hyderpora Srinagar, presided over by Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Geelani. The seminar was addressed by Mirwaiz Dr. Mohammad Umar Farooq, Mohammad Yasin Malik, Gh. Nabi Sumji, Advocate Zahid Ali, Aga Abid Hussain, Gh. Ali Gulzar and Ameer-e-Hamza. The seminar began with the recitation of verses from […]

Several injured in Tral clashes

Several injured in Tral clashes

Srinagar: Several persons were injured, one of them critically, when security forces burst teargas shells and opened fire to disperse demonstrators trying to disrupt Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, official sources said. They said immediately after security forces launched CASO at Dar Ganai Gund, Tral, in Pulwama hundreds of […]

Gunmen abducted a man in Sopore

Gunmen abducted a man in Sopore

Srinagar: A 45-year-old man was abducted by unidentified gunmen in apple township of Sopore in Baramulla district of north Kashmir on late Saturday night, official sources said. They said gunmen entered the house of Mushtaa Ahmad Mir at Harwan , Sopore, last night and abducted him despite resistance by other family members. Mir was taken to unknown […]

Remain extra cautious; follow SOPs during duties: ADGP Armed to Policemen

Remain extra cautious; follow SOPs during duties: ADGP Armed to Policemen

Srinagar: ADGP armed, Jammu and Kashmir, Arun Kumar Choudhary visited North Kashmir’s Kupwara and Baramulla district where he interacted with officers and chaired Darbars of Jawans at armed headquarter in both these districts, Police said. The ADGP first visited Armed Police Complex at Wayun Kupwara where he was received by the Sr. Superintendent of Police […]

Jaish commander killed in Tral encounter

Jaish commander killed in Tral encounter

Srinagar: A top commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit was killed in an encounter in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday morning. A senior Police officer told GNS news agency that a top militant commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit was killed in the gunfight. The body of the slain has been recovered along with a weapon and […]

CS attends televised launch of ‘Ayushman Bharat’ health insurance scheme

CS attends televised launch of ‘Ayushman Bharat’ health insurance scheme

SRINAGAR:  Chief Secretary, BVR Subrahmanyam, today attended the live televised launch of ambitious Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyan Yojana (PMJAY) at SKICC Srinagar. The scheme was formally launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Ranchi in Jharkhand today. Principal Secretary Health & Medical Education, Atal Dulloo, Mission Director, National Health Mission, J&K, […]

Golf promotion linked to tourism promotion in JK: Advisor Ganai

Golf promotion linked to tourism promotion in JK: Advisor Ganai

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai today said efforts are on for aggressive promotion of golf in the State as it constitutes an important component of State’s tourism sector. The Advisor said this while addressing the concluding ceremony of two-day PHDCCI Golf Tourism Conclave and Tournament at Royal Springs Golf Course here. The tournament saw […]