Tag: 2023

LG Sinha Inaugurates Jhelum Riverfront in Srinagar
Kashmir, Srinagar, State

LG Sinha Inaugurates Jhelum Riverfront in Srinagar

Srinagar, Oct 31: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, on Tuesday, inaugurated the Jhelum Riverfront (Right Bank) Zero Bridge to the General Post Office (GPO). The riverfront has been upgraded as a pedestrian and cycling promenade along with parks, and public plazas equipped with public amenities like toilets, seating spaces, and high-quality lighting to the people. Sinha congratulated the Srinagar Smart City Limited for providing a distinct identity to the city’s rich heritage through the Jhelum Riverfront project. Srinagar Smart City Limited is also shifting electric and telecommunication utility cables underground in order to make the riverfront a wire-free public space. Earlier in the month of May this year, the Lt Governor had inaugurated the 6 km-long stretch of the Jhelum Ra...
RR Swain Takes Over As Jammu Kashmir’s 17th DGP
Kashmir, Srinagar, State

RR Swain Takes Over As Jammu Kashmir’s 17th DGP

Srinagar, Oct 31: R.R. Swain assumed the role of the 17th Director General of Police for Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday during a function held at PHQ Srinagar. Spl DG Crime J&K, A.K. Choudhary, along with ADGsP S. J. M. Gillani, M.K. Sinha, and Vijay Kumar, as well as Director of Fire & Emergency Services, J&K, Alok Kumar, Commissioner Secretary of Industries & Commerce, Shri Vikramjeet Singh, IGP V. K Birdi, IGP (CIV/Hqrs) B.S. Tuti, and other senior officers from the J&K Police were in attendance. Upon his arrival, Swain was welcomed by senior officers and received a guard of honour in the PHQ lawns. He also inspected the guard of honour. R.R. Swain, an IPS officer from the 1991 batch, held several significant positions within the Jammu and Kashmir Police, incl...
Four Dead, 10 Injured after Vehicle Falls into Gorge in JK
Kashmir, Kupwara, State

Four Dead, 10 Injured after Vehicle Falls into Gorge in JK

Kupwara, Oct 31: At least four persons died while 10 others were injured after a vehicle fell in a gorge in Nawagabra area of Karnah in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Quoting an official, KNO reported that the vehicle skidded off and fell into a gorge, resulting in the death of four persons. He said that 10 others travelling in the vehicle also suffered injuries in the incident. “The injured are being treated at SDH Tangdhar. A case under relevant sections of law has been registered,” the official added.
Will Do Every Bit to Get Statehood Back: Omar Abdullah
Kashmir, Srinagar, State

Will Do Every Bit to Get Statehood Back: Omar Abdullah

Srinagar, Oct 31: Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said that Jammu and Kashmir National Conference will do every bit to get Statehood back either before elections or afterwards. Speaking to reporters during his Karnah visit, Omar said “I won’t contest polls but NC will not leave space to others and will participate in every election. We will do every bit to get Statehood back to J&K whether it will materialize before elections or afterwards”. “NC will participate in elections and will get Statehood back to J&K come what may,” former CM J&K asserted. To a query he said the party will field a new candidate for north Kashmir’s Parliamentary seat as erstwhile MP’s health conditions does not permit him to reach out people. “Individuals cannot decide of their o...
Congress Holds Protest in Jammu, Demands Return of Statehood
Kashmir, Srinagar, State

Congress Holds Protest in Jammu, Demands Return of Statehood

Srinagar, Oct 31: Jammu and Kashmir Congress party on Tuesday organized a protest in Jammu, strongly opposing the nullification of statehood and the conversion of the region into a Union Territory. The protesters demand immediate restoration of Statehood to J&K. Led by J&K Congress Chief Vikar Rasool, numerous party leaders, and workers actively participated in the demonstration. “Congress will observe UT Divas as Black Day and will not silently accept the decision of August 5, 2019,” Vikar Rasool stated firmly. He emphasized the party’s commitment to reclaiming all rights that were withdrawn from Kashmir after August 5, 2019. “Daily, there are ongoing directives to postpone the elections in J&K, citing reasons related to the electoral process and other justifications....
Armless Archer Sheetal Wins Gold at Asian Para Games
Jammu, Kishtwar, National, Sports, State

Armless Archer Sheetal Wins Gold at Asian Para Games

Srinagar, Oct 30: Family of Sheetal Devi who won gold medal in the recently held Asian Para Games in archery was felicitated by the Kishtwar administration. She is also world’s first armless female archer. 16 years old Sheetal belongs to a remote village Loidhar, Tehsil Mughal Maidan of District Kishtwar and uses her feet to hold the bow and arrow. Her family members were felicitated by Deputy Commissioner Dr Devansh Yadav who visited Sheetal’s home to meet her family and congratulate them. Further he also presented token of appreciation to the family members. He also shared with them congratulatory messages by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha for Sheetal and her family. “Sheetal has not only broken physical barriers but has also made history by cli...
LG Sinha Condoles Killing Of Non-Local in Pulwama
Kashmir, Srinagar, State

LG Sinha Condoles Killing Of Non-Local in Pulwama

Srinagar, Oct 30: The Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha has condoled the tragic loss of life due to militant attack in Pulwama. In a message, the Lt Governor said the killing of innocent civilian Mukesh Kumar, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, will not go unpunished. In a handout, LG Sinha said, “I strongly condemn the despicable and cowardly militant attack in Pulwama. Heartfelt condolences to the family of Mukesh Kumar. He further said that we are firmly resolved to eliminate the militant menace that continues to receive encouragement and reinforcement from across the border,” the Lt Governor said.
Kashmir Rulers Have Exploited Dogras for Past 60 Years: Lal Singh
Jammu, Kashmir, State

Kashmir Rulers Have Exploited Dogras for Past 60 Years: Lal Singh

Srinagar, Oct 30: Chairman of the Dogra Swabhiman Sangathan Party, Choudhary Lal Singh has called for the establishment of a separate Jammu state, emphasizing the significant distinctions in tradition, language, and culture between Jammu and the Kashmir valley. During a rally in Samba district, Singh said, “There should be a separate Jammu state. Why can’t you, the Central government, give us a separate state?” He further articulated the disparities, stating, “Neither our language resembles theirs, nor our culture, nor do we dress alike. No water flows from Jammu into Kashmir or vice versa.” Singh, a former minister in the erstwhile Jammu & Kashmir government, paid homage to the Dogra community’s vital contributions in the state’s formation. He declared, “Dogras have not only ...
Corruption Free JK Our Vision, Mission: LG Sinha
Kashmir, Srinagar, State

Corruption Free JK Our Vision, Mission: LG Sinha

Srinagar, Oct 30: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha read out the Integrity Pledge and administered the oath to officers and staff on Monday. The ‘Integrity Pledge’ was given to the officers, SSF Personnel and staff of Raj Bhavan, and Administrative Secretaries and Deputy Commissioners (through virtual mode) at Civil Secretariat on the occasion of the Vigilance Awareness Week. The Lt Governor said that an integrated and collective approach to deal with corruption, which impedes growth and undermines the moral fiber of the society was the need of the hour. “In order to eliminate the cancer of corruption, all the stakeholders have an important role to play. Corruption-free J&K is our vision as well as the mission,” the Lt Governor added. He also highlighted the steps taken to impro...
Kashmiri Pandits Homecoming Unlikely, Says Karan Singh
Jammu, Kashmir, State

Kashmiri Pandits Homecoming Unlikely, Says Karan Singh

Srinagar, Oct 30: Dr Karan Singh, former Union Minister and scion of the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir, has asserted that it seems implausible for Kashmiri Pandits to return to their homeland, reports appearing in the media said. “Many people keep asking me whether or not the Kashmiri Pandits can return to Kashmir. I think it is not possible for Kashmiri Pandits to go back to Kashmir, although successive Governments have done their best to get them back,” Singh, an authority on Shaivism, said. “Successive Governments have constructed safe zones for them, but they are not able to go back to Kashmir,” Singh continued. “There are a few who go back but others are not able to do so. The Government has also organised many programmes for Kashmiri Pandits, but I do not know how they c...