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PM Modi tweets: ‘Will spend Diwali in Kashmir’

Omar hails plan; PDP welcomes decision; Hurriyat (G) calls for shutdown

AGENCIES/GK NEWS NETWORK

New Delhi, Oct 21: In a special gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kashmir on Diwali and spend time with flood-hit people.He made the announcement himself on his twitter account. “Will be in Srinagar on Diwali, 23rd October & will spend the day with our sisters & brothers More


Protect homeless people from winter vagaries: High Court to Govt

Seeks report on measures to prevent sale of contaminated drugs, food items

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Oct 21: Jammu and Kashmir High Court Tuesday directed the state government to take measures for protecting flood-hit people especially those putting up in “tented accommodations” against vagaries of winter in Kashmir.The direction was given by a Division Bench of the High Court comprising More


WB, ADB officials visit flood-hit areas

Meet Chief Minister, assure support to State Government

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Oct 21: A team from top-notch financial institutions arrived here Tuesday and visited several flood-hit areas of Srinagar to assess the needs and requirements on ground. The team assured the government of funding reconstruction and rehabilitation in the State. The team headed by Joint More


US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan hampered AFSPA revocation: CM

Pins hopes on Modi, directs police to provide sense of security to people if polls are announced

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Oct 21: Asking police to “ensure sense of security among masses” if the Assembly polls are held on time, the J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said the process of revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) got stalled due to the NATO pull-out from Afghanistan. He also More


Omar hails SMC, Kashmir youth

Srinagar, Oct 21: The Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday lauded the efforts of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation post-floods and acknowledged the role of youth in rescue operations during the last month’s deluge.“I congratulate Srinagar Municipal Corporation for rendering stupendous service More


Omar slams organizers of ‘Million March’

‘They should come to Kashmir, live here and organize such rallies’

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Oct 21: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said the organizers of “Million March” in London should have held the rally in Kashmir.Addressing reporters on the sidelines of Police Commemoration Day function, Omar said the matter is related to Ministry of External Affairs.“That is More


Would inflict pain on Pakistan: Defence Minister

‘Our conventional strength is far more than theirs’

GK NEWS NETWORK

New Delhi, Oct 21:  India Tuesday warned Pakistan of “pain” if it continues to violate the ceasefire along the Kashmir border. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley told NDTV it’s up to Islamabad to create the conditions for a resumption of talks.“Our conventional strength is far more than theirs More


Won’t accept Indian hegemony: Pakistan

Sartaj Aziz says Prime Minister Modi wants Kashmir issue to be side-stepped

AGENCIES

Islamabad, Oct 21: Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Tuesday urged greater national unity to effectively tackle challenges being faced by Pakistan, including the situation on the Line of Control and relations with India.“The whole nation will have to be united and More


Problems with Pak to be resolved through talks: NSA

New Delhi, Oct 21: Against the backdrop of Pakistan’s enhanced pitch on Kashmir and escalation of border firing, India Tuesday said all problems with the country can be addressed through talks but asserted that it cannot be taken for granted.National Security Advisor Ajit Doval said India will More


Tourist footfall in state witnesses steep decline

60-70 percent reservations to Kashmir cancelled, pilgrim arrivals in Jammu drop by 40 %

Post Flood

PS BALI

Jammu, Oct 21: Already struggling to survive in wake of colossal damage to infrastructure in the recent floods, the Tourism Industry of Jammu and Kashmir is now facing challenge in services sector due to steep decline in the tourist footfall.According to official sources, post floods Tourist arrival More


India peeved over US funding for PaK power project

‘GoI should look into it’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Oct 21: Upset over the recent US move to mobilize funds for a hydel-power project in Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK), India has decided to lodge protest with the Obama administration for supporting a venture in a territory which it considers to be “illegally occupied by Islamabad.”
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Soujanya Kumar is new Dir Info

Mukhtar-ul-Aziz transferred

Srinagar, Oct 21: Just a week after he was appointed as Director Information, Mukhtar-ul-Aziz was Tuesday transferred and posted as Director Panchayati Raj and ex-officio Special Secretary to the Government, Department of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj.According to Government Order No.1091 More





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CA&PD teams inspect markets, imposes Rs 71,000 fine

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Oct 21: Several teams of CA&PD department headed by assistant directors today conducted market checking of essential commodities at Roop Nagar, Bantalab, Janipur, Nagrota, Akhnoor, Khour, Bhalwal More




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Vodafone announces Festive Celebration Offer for Jammu

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Oct 21: Ushering in the festive spirit of Diwali, Vodafone India has announced week-long celebration offers for its customers in Jammu. For the entire week starting from October 20 till October More



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JCC collaborates with Sehwag Academy

Jammu, Oct 21: One of the oldest clubs affiliated with the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA), Jammu Cricket Club (JCC) has collaborated with the newly established Sehwag Cricket Academy to work More



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ASSEMBLY POLLS: Politicians, parties step up campaign

Many go musical; create publicity songs to woo voters

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Oct 20: With the Election Commission of India hinting in-time assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, the political parties and politicians have stepped up campaigning in the state and are using innovative More



  • Jammu City

Dhanteras celebrated with full fervor

Massive jams in city expose preparedness of concerned ones

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Oct 21: The markets across the city today witnessed heavy rush on the occasion of ‘Dhanteras’, the first day of the Diwali Festival. The rush in the markets which was quite average till afternoon More




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BUF re-elects Inqlabi as chairman

GK NEWS NETWORK

Rajouri, Oct 21: Budhal United Front (BUF) today re-elected its executive body while Mohammad Farooq Inqlabi was re-elected as chairman of front.In a meeting of BUF held in Budhal area of border district More



  • Chenab Valley

PDPvows to connect Kishtwar with Kashmir via Viloo Tunnel

TOUSEEF IQBAL BUTT

Kishtwar, Oct 21: The People’s Democratic Party on Tuesday promised   to connect Kishtwar district with the Kashmir Valley by constructing proposed Viloo tunnel, if voted to power.  The More



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