‘Govt exploring external funding for Wullar conservation’

JAMMU: Commissioner Secretary, Forest, Environment and Ecology Department, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi Friday said that the conservation and management of Wullar Lake is a priority of the Government and external funding is being explored for this purpose. He held these views during a review meeting in which scope of work under various components of conservation and […]

Restoration of essential services underway across Kashmir division

SRINAGAR: District administrations across the Kashmir division Friday cleared snow from major and link roads after heavy snowfall lashed Kashmir Valley, officials said. District Development Commissioners visited various areas in their respective jurisdictions to take stock of the situation and review snow clearance and restoration of essential services. At KULGAM, DDC Kulgam Showkat Aijaz Bhat […]

Miscreants, militants resorting to fear-mongering in Kashmir: Police

SRINAGAR: Miscreants and militants are indulging in fear-mongering in Kashmir to put down any resistance to the unannounced shutdown, which has now entered its fourth month, police said on Wednesday. “There have been consistent efforts to enforce shutdown in areas where shops are open or roadside vendors are plying their trade. The anti-peace elements are […]

‘3 arrested for threatening locals in south Kashmir’

JAMMU: Three persons were arrested on Wednesday for “threatening and intimidating” locals in south Kashmir’s Awantipora using posters issued by proscribed militant outfits Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Taiba, officials said. “Three persons were arrested and incriminating materials including threat posters were recovered from their possession,” a senior police official said. Initial investigation into the matter revealed […]

New MV Act: Help create awareness; Traffic dept to parents

New MV Act: Help create awareness; Traffic dept to parents

SRINAGAR: As the new Motor Vehicle Act has come into force from September 1, traffic department hasasked parents to help in creating awareness and inform their children about the new traffic rules to avoid penalties. Officials said that parents play an important role in creating awareness about the traffic rules. They said as per the […]

Two held with drugs near LoC: Police

SRINAGAR: Two persons including a woman were apprehended by a joint team of police and army near LoC with six kilograms of brown sugar and some ammunition, police said on Tuesday. They said that a man and women were caught in Dulanja area in Uri with the contraband substance and some 900 bullets. SSP Baramulla […]

15 kgs cannabis recovered in Udhampur

JAMMU: The police have arrested two narcotic smugglers and seized 15 kilograms of cannabis in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur district, officials said on Tuesday. During a surprise check of vehicles on the highway at Jakhani Chowk in Udhampur, a police party intercepted an Innova car late on Monday night, SSP Udhampur Rajiv Pandey said. During […]

HC directs Baramulla admin to remove cab stand from state land

HC directs Baramulla admin to remove cab stand from state land

SRINAGAR: The J&K High Court has directed the district administration and Police in Baramulla to remove encroachment immediately from state land occupied by cab drivers at Azadgunj, Baramulla and file a compliance report November 8. The order came as Division Bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey and Justice Rashid Ali Dar heard a contempt petition […]

Multipronged strategy to check fire incidents in hotels across JK

JAMMU: On the instructions of Lieutenant Governor, G C Murmu, Government has ordered a Fire Safety Audit (FSA) of all the hotels across Jammu and Kashmir. In this regard, Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam Monday chaired a meeting with Principal Secretary, Home, Director General, Fire and Emergency Services, Secretary DMRR&R, Director Tourism, Jammu and […]

Div Com Kashmir reviews winter stocking of essentials in Ladakh, Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan Monday chaired a meeting of officers to review the position of winter stocking of food grains and other essential commodities in Ladakh and Kashmir division. The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Director Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs; Director Animal Husbandry, officials from […]