Amarnath Yatra: Advisor Khan finalizes arrangements

Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan Saturday took a detailed feedback from all the executing agencies about finalized arrangements made for the conduct of Amarnath Yatra. Top officials from civil administration, Shri Amarnath Shrine Board, J&K police, CRPF and attended the meeting.   The Advisor took brief of the preparations made by all the line departments for smooth conduct of the Yatra. He asked the Divisional Commissioners to physically verify that the facilities created at each location were appropriate and sufficient for both the devotees and facilitators. He asked…

People must wear face masks: Div Com

At a time when the number of COVID positive cases in Kashmir is increasing at an alarming rate, the divisional administration has urged people to use face masks particularly at public places. The COVID positive cases have breached 8,000 mark in J&K. Speaking to Greater Kashmir, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang Pole, said: “People must wear facemasks for their own safety and for the safety of their loved ones.” The Div Com said that the administration through different mediums is reaching out to people to make them aware about the benefits…

5 more die of Covid-19, toll reaches 127

  Srinagar, Jul 04 : Five more deaths related to Covid-19 were reported in J&K on Saturday, taking the tally of deaths related to Covid-19 to 127 in UT.   Among 5 new deaths, three including 75 year old male from Dialgam Anantnag, 65 year old from Alastang Ganderbal and 80 year old man from Baramulla were reported at SKIMS Soura, 65 year old man from Chogal Handwara and 75 year old woman from Makdoom Sahib Srinagar.   Dr Shifa Deva, Medical Superintendent at JVC Bemina said that a 65-year-old male…

2 militants killed in Kulgam encounter

  Kulgam, July 4 : Two unidentified militants were killed while three Army soldiers including an officers were injured during an encounter between the militants and government forces in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district. Police said government forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Arrah area of Kulgam district based on specific information about the presence of militants there. He said as the forces were conducting searches in the area, militants fired upon them. The forces retaliated, ensuing a gunfight in which two militants were killed, the official said. Reports said that…

Govt contemplates to book defaulters under stringent laws to check essential commodities’ prices: Advisor Khan

  Directs field functionaries to implement rate lists, check black marketing, over pricing and hoarding SRINAGAR, JULY 04: Warning strict action against the people who indulge in practices like profiteering, over pricing and black marketing, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan today maintained that the government will not hesitate to book them under stringent laws which include Public Safety Act (PSA). He said this while chairing a meeting to review the functioning of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department (FCS&CA) here at Civil Secretariat today. The meeting was attended…

Newspaper editors’ fraternity calls on Advisor Khan, project demands

  SRINAGAR, JULY 04: A deputation of editors of Kashmir based newspapers today called on the Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan here and projected several demands before the Advisor. The five-member deputation led by Editor-in-Chief of Kashmir News Service, Mohammad Aslam including, Manzoor Anjum, Tahir Mohudin, Rashid Rahil and Farzana Mumtaz apprised the Advisor of various issues regarding the welfare of editors of the Valley newspapers. The deputation discussed streamlining of advertisement, media policy and other issues with the Advisor. The Advisor gave a patient hearing to the visiting…

‘Relocate Information office to press building’

    “We are in Process of identifying suitable accomdation for division office of DIPR “:Advisor Khan Srinagar, July 4 :The media persons as well as employees of Department of Information and Public Relations Kashmir Division are facing hardships in smooth functioning of press related due to the dilipidated office in a rented accommodation in Srinagar. ” The building is in shabby condition. There is no proper space which an office like prestigious DIPR department deserves,” an employee said. A newspaper owner said that it is very difficult to go…

Will ascertain veracity of Syed Ali Geelani’s resignation letter, say Hurriyat constituents

  MajlisShora to be called in next 3-4 days, we should be allowed to meet ailing leader: Yasmeen Raja Srinagar, June 30 : A day after senior separatist leaders parted ways from All Parties HurriyatConference (APHC), the Hurriyat leaders on Tuesday said that the veracity of audio and letter issued by Syed Ali Geelani was being ascertained. On Monday, Syed Ali Geelani who was the Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) announced to part ways from the “Hurriyat Forum” citing the present prevailing situation.  In an audio message, Geelani had said:…

Two ISJK militants killed in Anantnag encounter

  Duo were involved in recent attack at Bijbehara that saw death of CRPF man, minor boy: IGP Kashmir JehangeerGanai Srinagar, June 30 : Two militants affiliated with the Islamic State of J&K were killed in an encounter that broke out today in Waghama area of Bijbehara in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district Tuesday morning. Police said the two slain militants had accompanied was ZahidDass, of ISJK, who was involved in the recent firing incident at Bijbehara, Anantnag in which a CRPF man and a five-year-old boy were killed. Today’s encounter…

Private schools announce fee waiver

Private Schools Association of J&K (PSAJK) Saturday announced fee waiver to the students whose family have been hit financially due to the COVID19 lockdown. Addressing media here, President PSAJK GN Var said families who had zero income during COVID19 lockdown will be given up to 100 percent fee waiver. “However the students whose parents are government employees, traders or doing other jobs which ensured direct or indirect income, will have to pay full fee,” said Var. He said schools were having information about the professions of parents of the students.…