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Kashmir traders down shutters against delay in rehabilitation

Hold protests over State, Centre’s failure to revive flood-hit businesses

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Mar 4: Kashmir’s business establishments remained closed on Wednesday against the “failure” of state and central government to rehabilitate flood-hit businessmen. The affected traders held a protest demonstration at Lal Chowk here amid shutdown call given by Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers More


CM's directive to police: Don’t be ‘source of fear’ for people

Directs release of political prisoners, time-bound clearance of passports, rehabilitation of released militants

Jammu, Mar 4: J&K Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Wednesday asked the state police to be a “source of reassurance to public than a cause of fear.” An official spokesman said Mufti urged the police to “become part of change with the arrival of a new government.” “The role of police is beyond providing More


No place for tainted babus in ministers’ offices, Govt orders

TOWARDS TRANSPARENCY | Vigilance consent a must; Ban on re-employment of ministerial staff; No relatives in personal offices of mantris

Srinagar, Mar 4: In a bid to ensure transparency in governance system, the Jammu and Kashmir government has made it compulsory for employees deputed in offices of council of ministers to obtain clearance from anti-corruption Vigilance Organization. The Government has also banned re-employment of ministerial More


JK ministers take charge of offices

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Mar 4: Day after allocation of portfolios to them by Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, the Council of Ministers Wednesday assumed charge of their respective ministries. An official spokesman said besides Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Kumar Singh, the ministers who assumed charge include More


Sajad ‘refuses’ to take charge of ‘low-key’ ministry

YOGESH SAGOTRA

Jammu, Mar 4: Peoples Conference chairman Sajad Gani Lone—a key ally of Bharatiya Janata Party in J&K—has refused to take charge of the ministry allocated to him yesterday, citing “low key portfolio,” sources said Wednesday. Sajad was allotted portfolio of Animal Husbandry and Science and Technology More


Governor summons Joint Session of Legislature from Mar 18

Kavinder Gupta gets brief on House proceedings

ARVIND SHARMA/GKNN

Jammu, Mar 4: J&K Governor N N Vohra has called upon members of State Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council to assemble in the Central Hall of Legislature Building Jammu on Wednesday, 18th of March, 2015, at 11:30 am to hear his address, an official spokesman said. In a separate order, under More


Srinagar-Jammu highway remains closed for 3rd day

Jammu, Mar 4: The 300-km Jammu-Srinagar highway, the only surface link connecting the Kashmir valley with the rest of world, continued to remain closed for the third consecutive day Wednesday following heavy rain and snowfall in the area. "In the wake of heavy rain and snowfall across the state, the More


Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat welcomes FS-level talks between India, Pak

‘Voter turnout in elections or govt formation not defeat of Kashmir struggle’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Mar 4: The Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Wednesday asked Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan to involve leadership of Jammu and Kashmir to find a solution to Kashmir issue “which is acceptable to all parties and upholds the aspirations and right of self-determination of Kashmiris More





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Mystery shrouds death of woman

SUMIT BHARGAV

Rajouri, Mar 4: A middle-aged pregnant woman was found dead under mysterious circumstances in her house in Mehtka area of the Kalakote here on Wednesday, police sources said. The deceased has been identified More




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Fire consumes chemical unit in IE Rangreth ; Loss more than Rs 1 cr

Industrialists complain fire tender was not present

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Mar 4: An industrial unit, Millennium Chemical Industries at IE Rangret today gutted in a devastating fire resulting in a loss of more than rupees one crore. Another adjacent unit Emco Power More



  • Sports

Imran faces Shray in final

Jammu, Mar 4: Imran shall be playing against Shray in the final of the senior men’s final in the ongoing Jammu Open Squash Championship, organised by the Jammu and Kashmir Squash Rackets Association, at More



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Justice Kotwal takes oath as JK High Court judge

Jammu, Mar 4: Justice Janak Raj Kotwal Wednesday took oath of office as a judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court at a modest ceremony held in the High Court complex, here. The oath was administered More



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Got the relief? Now foot the bill

JK asked to pay for bottled water sent from Delhi during floods

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Mar 4: It seems that flood-relief material dispatched to Kashmir on the directions of Government of India in the midst of last year’s devastating floods was not relief at all. The Indian Railway More



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INSPECTION OF OFFICES: TSO found locked, action ordered against absentees

SUMIT BHARGAV

Rajouri, Mar 4: Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Kotranka, Sukhpal Singh today initiated action against several ‘erring’ employees after they were found absent, from duty, during a surprise visit. As per More



  • Chenab Valley

Hillside Sanasar village faces landslide threat

Sinking land swallows school building; 17 houses in danger zone

HEM RAJ

Batote, Mar 4: A newly constructed school building was totally damaged, while seventeen houses came under landslide threat due to sinking of land above a hillside village in Sanasar area of Batote Tehsil More



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