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 […]

Fire destroys hotel at Gulmarg

Officials say electric short circuit behind mishap

BARAMULLA: A fire erupted at a hotel at Gulmarg on Sunday, which destroyed its structure. The fire, according to police, was brought under control at around 4 pm – that had started at 10 am. SHO Gulmarg, Athar Parvez said that one police official Shabir Ahamd was injured in the operation. The four storey of […]

J&K fails to implement ‘dry leaf composting’ under SBM

J&K fails to implement ‘dry leaf composting’ under SBM

Srinagar: The J&K government has failed to implement ‘Dry Leaf Composting’ scheme, one of the main components of Solid Liquid Waste Management (SLWM), under Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin (SBM-G). The schemes was launched on pilot basis at several places in Jammu division including at Samba, Akhnoor, Udhampur and Kathua after J&K was declared as Open Defecation […]

Year after declared Open Defecation Free, JK fails to implement Gobar Dhan

Scheme meant to turn bio-waste into cooking fuel

SRINAGAR: A year after J&K was declared as Open Defecation Free (ODF) on 2nd October 2018, the government has failed to implement one of the key schemes of Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) (SBM-G) in rural areas of Jammu and Kashmir. Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan (GOBAR-DHAN) scheme was launched in February 2018 to make the […]

‘This is All India Radio Kashmir’

SRINAGAR: Radio Kashmir is now “All India Radio Kashmir”, according to an official decree issued on Friday. This effect comes a day after the state was officially divided into two union territories. Set up in 1947 by the Jammu and Kashmir government and had been part of All India Radio (AIR) since 1950s, the radio […]