Govt to set up buffer zones around water bodies to check illegal encroachment

Govt to set up buffer zones around water bodies to check illegal encroachment

SRINAGAR: For the first-time, government is going to set up green belt areas or buffer zones around the water bodies in Kashmir to curb illegal encroachment of land and preserve the habitat for long term management. The official at Srinagar Development Authority said that setting up buffer zones will add aesthetic value to the area. […]

Militant killed in Ganderbal buried at Baramulla

BARAMULA: An unidentified militant killed in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal area was buried at Gantamula graveyard in north Kashmir Baramulla on late Tuesday. During the search operation, militants fired upon the forces that was retaliated leading to an encounter. Earlier, the police had said that the identity and affiliation of the killed militant was being ascertained. […]

6-year-old raped, killed in Samba, accused arrested: Police

6-year-old raped, killed in Samba, accused arrested: Police

JAMMU: A six-year-old tribal girl, hailing from Madhya Pradesh, was allegedly raped and killed by a youth from her own community in Samba district, a police official said on Tuesday. The 23-year-old accused, identified as Vishal alias “Chotu”, was arrested and booked in the case, the official said. The incident took place at a slum […]

Kashmiris ardent readers of good literature: Kotru

SRINAGAR: While praising the cultural heritage of Kashmir, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Nirupama KotruWednesday said that people of Kashmir are ardent readers and have always loved to read good stuff. She said that Kashmiri folk tales are so rich that people world over read them with great admiration. She said that there is no […]

IGP Kashmir visits CTC Lethpora, urges trainees to discharge duties with sincerity

SRINAGAR: IGP Kashmir, S.P Pani Wednesday visited CTC Lethpora and interacted with the personnel of JK Police who are undergoing special training at the centre. “During his visit, IGP Kashmir was accompanied by SSP Awantipora, Principal CTC Lethpora and other officers,” the statement said. While interacting with the trainees, IGP Kashmir emphasised on them to […]

Engineering aspirants appeal Lt Governor to postpone their exam

SRINAGAR: The Assistant Engineer (AE) aspirants have appealed tothe Lt Governor and Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) to postpone their written examination scheduled in December. A delegation of aspirants told Kashmir Reader that they have not prepared for the exams, due to the internet and coaching centres shutdown in Kashmir in wake of […]

Panchayat members to get security cover, says govt

SRINAGAR: In view of recent killings, the government has directed the officers to ensure security cover to Panchs and Sarpanchs for their visit to their respective constituencies in Kashmir. An official at the divisional commissioner Kashmir office said Sarpanchs and Panchs have told the government that they are scared to visit their constituencies. “They have […]

Census exercise in JK to begin from June 2020

JAMMU: The work for Census in Jammu and Kashmir will begin from June next year, an official said on Friday. Unlike the past practice, school teachers will not be part of the Census exercise this time, he said. Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam on Friday chaired a meeting of the State Level Census Coordination […]

Div Com reviews overall healthcare scenario in major hospitals

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan Friday visited SMHS hospital and took first hand appraisal of the healthcare facilities being provided to the patients. On the occasion, Div Com stressed on the cleanliness in the hospital premises and also enquired about the availability of Life saving medicine, Oxygen cylinders and other necessary items of […]

‘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 […]