Traffic resumes on Jammu-Srinagar NH after clearance of landslide

Traffic resumes on Jammu-Srinagar NH after clearance of landslide

Banihal: Traffic resumed Saturday on Jammu- Srinagar national highway after remaining suspended for over five hours following a landslide near here, officials said. The landslide struck the highway at Gangroo near Ramsu around 11 am, blocking the 270-km highway and leaving hundreds of vehicles stranded. After a five-hour clearance operation, the road was reopened for […]

Lone visits Kot Balwal, inspects progress of ‘Composite Old Age Home’

JAMMU: Secretary Social Welfare, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone on Saturday visited Gaink Kot Balwal to take stock of the ongoing construction work of Composite Old Age Home cum Rehabilitation Home for Children. During the visit, Secretary was informed that the project is coming up at a cost of Rs 9.73 crore which being executed through […]

Lt Gen Ranbir Singh visits strategic Karakoram Pass

SRINAGAR: A top army commander on Saturday visited the strategic Karakoram Pass along the Indo-China border in the Ladakh region and was briefed on the operational situation in the sector, a defence spokesman said. General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh visited the historic and strategic pass in Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) sector […]

Harassment of women at work place: Complaints committee constituted in Bandipora

BANDIPORA: Additional Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Zahoor Ahmed Mir on Saturday chaired a meeting to review the Constitution of Internal Complaints Committees for prevention and redressal of harassment of women at workplaces at district-level. A committee which was constituted will be headed by CMO Bandipora Dr Bilquees, Principal GGHS, Principal GHS Aloosa, Tehsildar Bandipora and district […]

DDC discusses beautification plan for Ganderbal town

GANDERBAL: District Development Commissioner Dr Piyush Singla on Saturday reviewed in detail the status of drainage system and beautification plan for Ganderbal town. During the meeting, draft beautification plan, prepared by the R&B department was discussed. The plan includes drainage improvement, construction of footpaths, street lighting and lifting of utilities from Towheed Chowk to Beehama […]

FCS&CA recovers Rs 5200 fine from erring traders

SRINAGAR: The Enforcement squad of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Saturday realized Rs 5200 fine from 17 erring shopkeepers for violation of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955. As per an official handout issued here, the market checking squad headed by Assistant Director Enforcement North and South zones, inspected 53 business establishments in Firdous […]

KU’s south campus holds plantation drive

Anantnag: Kashmir University’s South Campus at Anantnag organised a plantation drive on Saturday. According to the statement, the day-long drive and an environmental awareness programme were organised in collaboration with the department of social forestry, Anantnag division. Director social forestry department Suresh K Gupta, IFS—who presided over the function—underscored the importance of plantation and urged […]

Education for every child: 2-days teachers’ training programme held

Srinagar: In order to achieve the aim of providing quality education to every child, the JK government has launched the programme of establishing Computer Aided Learning (CAL) and Information and Communication (ICT) centers under Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan. The statement said: The programme will cover the government schools of J&K and is iimplemented by an organization, […]

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign held in Anantnag

Anantnag: The Department of School Education, Anantnag organized a function of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Saturday in the auditorium of Boys Degree College here and the importance of girl child in building a healthy society and a strong nation was highlighted. ADDC, Anantnag, Riyaz Ahmad Sofi was a chief guest and Principal of the Govt. […]