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J&K: Panchayat by-polls set for early November
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J&K: Panchayat by-polls set for early November

The Jammu and Kashmir government is all set to conduct panchayat by-polls early November to fill the vacant seats.As per sources, the notification for the polls will be issued shortly to impose the model code of conduct. Around 13,000 posts of Panch and Sarpanch in gram panchayats in Jammu and Kashmir are vacant, officials said.Earlier, the panchayat polls were scheduled to be held in eight phases between March 5 and March 20 this year. However, the polls were postponed citing law-and-order concerns in the erstwhile state.The polls were supposed to be the first major political exercise in the erstwhile state since its special constitutional status was revoked by the Indian government on August 5 last year.According to sources, the Apex Level committee constituted for conducting preparatory...
Kashmir’s Horticulture Director attends Bal Divas at Gurez
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Kashmir’s Horticulture Director attends Bal Divas at Gurez

Kashmir’s Director of Horticulture department, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat attended the Bal Divas at Khandiyal Gurez and listened to the grievances of people, assuring them of speedy redressal.He was accompanied by sub-district Magistrate (SDM), CHO Bandipora, SDPO, BDC, chairperson, Tehsildar, Executive Engineer, R&B, BDO, sarpanch and all frontline workers in the Balsabha.Bhat distributed stationary items, poly green houses and kits to the lactating mothers.On the occasion, various issues and demands concerning the general public were discussed including need of medical staff, macadamization of roads, providing water connections, wash room facility and installation of towers at Razdan top where new electric line is established.The team of officers headed by Director Horticulture Kashmir also vis...
J&K: Regal FC, Khumanie FC emerged winners
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J&K: Regal FC, Khumanie FC emerged winners

In the ongoing Spectrum Football tournament held in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir’s Pampore town, two matches were played between Shining Star FC-Regal FC and Novelty FC-Khumanie FC at Iqbal Ground (Tanch Bagh).In the first match, Regal FC emerged winners by 2-0. Asraar was adjudged as man of the match and received award from Zahid and Sarfaraz Rashid Bhat.In the second match, Khumanie FC won in a shoot-out. Adil Hussain Mir received the man of the match trophy from coach Mudasir.The tournament is sponsored by Spectrum Advertising Services.The other partners of the tournament include WALLMAX Interiors, Rootz Saloon, Zaffron Foods, Bizwiz Creations and Karachi Fashions.
Covid-19: Govt evacuates over 5 lakh stranded J&K residents
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Covid-19: Govt evacuates over 5 lakh stranded J&K residents

The government of the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir has evacuated about 5,93,703 of its residents stranded in other states of India due to the coronavirus induced lockdown.The evacuation was conducted via Lakhanpur and through special trains and buses amid strict observance of all necessary guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures.As per official data, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has received 155 special trains at Jammu and Udhampur railway stations from different states and UTs, so far, with about 1,40,292 passengers. About 4,53,411 persons from other states and UTs including 937 from abroad have been evacuated by the government through Lakhanpur till date.As per the detailed breakup of figures, about 6,564 stranded passengers have entered through Lakhanpur from Octobe...
J&K: Samoon reviews action plan of Srinagar’s Craft Development Institute
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J&K: Samoon reviews action plan of Srinagar’s Craft Development Institute

Principal Secretary, School Education and Skill Development Department, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, convened a meeting with senior officers of Skill Development Department to review and discuss action plan for Craft Development Institute (CDI) at Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar.The meeting was attended by Director Skill Development, Sajad Hussain Ganai, Director Finance, Skill Development, Joint Director Planning, Skill Development and other concerned officers.Director, Skill Development, gave detailed brief through power point presentation on roadmap and objectives of the Institute saying that the Craft Development Institute adopts a holistic approach to handicrafts development by maximizing the potential of skill-based activities.CDI draws inspiration from the rich heritage of arts and crafts i...
J&K: Horticulture Dept, CA Storage Owners Association organises buyer and seller meet
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J&K: Horticulture Dept, CA Storage Owners Association organises buyer and seller meet

Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir’s Department of Horticulture, in collaboration with Controlled Atmosphere (CA) Storage owners Association organized a buyer and seller meet under the banner ‘Sunday Fruit Show/Sale’ in the premises of Directorate of Horticulture.The meet witnessed various kinds of dry and fresh fruits displayed on excellent stalls.The event was inaugurated by Principal Secretary to Government, Horticulture Department, IAS, Navin Kumar Choudhary.The idea of organizing the event was conceived by Director Horticulture Kashmir Ajaz Ahmad Bhat, and the practical shape was given with the collaboration of the member of C.A. Storage Association.In the event, a large number of people participated and around twenty stalls were established. On the occasion, models of high-d...
J&K LG inaugurates sports infrastructure worth Rs 49.78 crores
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J&K LG inaugurates sports infrastructure worth Rs 49.78 crores

Giving a massive impetus to the overall sports system across Jammu and Kashmir, the union territory’s Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha inaugurated sports infrastructure worth Rs. 49.78 crores and laid foundation of projects costing Rs 10.5 crores.In a colourful event at Pologround, Sinha inaugurated a multipurpose indoor sports hall worth Rs 5 crores in the presence of his advisors Kewal Kumar Sharma, Farooq Khan, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, and Baseer Ahmad Khan; Pandurang K. Pole, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir; Sarmad Hafeez, Secretary to the Government, Youth Services and Sports Department; Vijay Kumar, IG Kashmir; Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar; Dr. Saleem-ur-Rehman, Director General, Youth Services and Sports, J&K; Dr. Mohd Haseeb Mughal, SSP, Srinagar, and ...
Panchayats in J&K to be new model of equitable development, growth: Lt. Governor
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Panchayats in J&K to be new model of equitable development, growth: Lt. Governor

Lieutenant Governor of Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), Manoj Sinha said the panchayats in J&K will be a “new model of equitable development and growth”, where people will decide their own priorities and the administration will be the facilitator.“No hollow announcements, will deliver what I promise”, Sinha said during his visit to Nesbal in Bandipora district on the second day of phase three of the Back to Village (B2V) programme.Delivering on the promise of providing requisite handholding and assistance to at least two young educated aspiring entrepreneurs from every Panchayat in J&K, Sinha presented loan assistance of Rs 5 lakhs each to two educated young aspiring entrepreneurs of Nesbal.More than 8,000 youth will be benefitted from this initiative across t...
J&K: PDD Principal Secretary visits Shopian, takes stock of public issues
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J&K: PDD Principal Secretary visits Shopian, takes stock of public issues

As part of phase third of ‘Back to Village’ programme (B2V3) launched in Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), Principal Secretary Power Development Department (PDD) and Information Department, Rohit Kansal, visited Sindhoo Shirmal, Shopian to take stock of issues and concerns of the rural masses for redressal.District Development Commissioner (DDC) Shopian, Chaudhary Mohammad Yasin, Senior Superintendent of Police besides district officers, BDOs and a large number of people were also present on the occasion.On the occasion, Kansal said that the main objective of B2V3 Programme is to reach out to the people at their doorsteps besides connecting them with the administration for efficient and smooth public service delivery.He laid the foundation stone for milk chilling plant...
J&K: Wagoora FC qualify for final
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J&K: Wagoora FC qualify for final

In the ongoing Shaheed Shujaat Bukhari memorial football championship at Higher Secondary Ground in Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kreeri tehsil, Wagoora FC beat Shahi-e- Vilayat Watergam at the first semi-final match and made their way to the finals.Wagoora FC won the match by 1-0 and became the first to qualify for the final. Vikas Koul of Wagoora FC scored the only goal of the match. Around 42 football teams are participating in the championship.The championship is being organised by Al Murad Sports Club Kreeri to commemorate founder and Editor-in-Chief of Rising Kashmir Newspaper, Shaheed Dr Syed Shujaat Bukhari.