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100 e-buses launched in Srinagar under Smart City initiative
State, Kashmir, Srinagar

100 e-buses launched in Srinagar under Smart City initiative

Srinagar, Nov 1: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday inaugurated an e-bus service in Srinagar and launched a fleet of 100 battery-operated vehicles procured under the Smart City initiative. These battery-operated environment-friendly e-buses will run on 15 designated routes. "I am very thankful to everyone associated with this project and also thankful to TATA Motors. I hope people of Srinagar will be benefited from this service," Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha said while launching the e-bus service. Srinagar Smart City Limited CEO Athar Aamir Khan told that the e-buses have been procured under the Smart City initiative with an aim to curb the unavailability of public transport service. He said that a total of 100 e-buses have been procured for Srinagar, ad...
Illegal Mining: 458 Vehicles Seized, 459 Arrested in North Kashmir
State, Baramulla, Kashmir

Illegal Mining: 458 Vehicles Seized, 459 Arrested in North Kashmir

Baramulla, Nov 1: Jammu and Kashmir police in their ongoing drive against illegal mining have arrested around 459 persons and seized 458 vehicles involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals during the current year. Moreover, police said that 177 cases have been registered against illegal miners. A police spokesperson in a statement said, “Baramulla police have registered 177 cases and arrested 459 persons so far. Moreover, 458 vehicles used in illegal transport of minerals which includes 210 Tippers, 238 Tractors & 10 excavators have also been seized from different areas of the district. “ “Baramulla Police along with the Mineral Department realized fine in lacs for illegal extraction/ transportation of minerals in the district,” it reads. The statement re...
4 LeT Militant Associates Arrested, Arms And Ammunition Recovered: Police
State, Baramulla, Kashmir

4 LeT Militant Associates Arrested, Arms And Ammunition Recovered: Police

Baramulla, Nov 1: Police said to have arrested four militant associates linked with the Lashkar-e-Taiba group, seizing arms and ammunition in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district. According to a police statement issued on 30/10/2023, during a security checkpoint at Naradhiri Dangerpora junction, joint teams of Baramulla Police, along with 52 RR & 53 Bn CRPF, apprehended two individuals. They were identified as Gh Hassan Mir, son of Gh Rasool Mir, a resident of Muran Tangwari Chandoosa, and Mukhtar Ahmad Khan, son of Mohd Afzal Khan, a resident of Pinjwara Laridora Chandoosa. Upon encountering the security forces, the two suspects attempted to flee but were apprehended. A Chinese Pistol, a Pistol magazine, 12 live rounds, and 2 hand grenades were found in their possession. The polic...
2 People Dead in Kathua Road Mishap
State, Jammu, Kathua

2 People Dead in Kathua Road Mishap

Kathua, Nov 1: Two people lost their lives as their truck plunged from a bridge in Kathua district, Jammu and Kashmir, this Wednesday. The incident occurred at Bagiyal Morh, near Barnoti, while the truck was en route from Pathankot in Punjab to Jammu. The deceased have been identified as Balwant Singh and Ranjeet Singh, hailing from Taran Taran district in Punjab. Rescue teams faced a challenging task in recovering the bodies from the severely damaged truck following the fall, a police official said. The bodies have been transferred to the Government Medical College in Kathua for post-mortem examination, the official added.
3 Army Personnel Injured in Mine Blast in J&K
State, Jammu, Poonch

3 Army Personnel Injured in Mine Blast in J&K

Poonch, Nov 1: Three army personnel were injured on Wednesday in a mine blast in Poonch district, sources said. Quoting sources, Kashmir Scroll reported that three army men sustained injuries in a land mine blast at Phagwari Gali in the Poonch sector. “The injured soldiers were immediately taken to a nearby hospital, from where two were shifted to 150 GH Rajouri for advanced treatment.” The injured have been identified as Y Shri Ramullu, Vimal Raj, and Veer Bharappa. The condition of all the injured is said to be stable.
J&K Paid GST amounting to Rs 4811.09 Crore in 7 Months
State, Jammu, Kashmir

J&K Paid GST amounting to Rs 4811.09 Crore in 7 Months

Srinagar, Nov 1: Jammu and Kashmir is exhibiting a better GST growth in comparison to the rest of the country, officials said. “GST revenue collections from J&K (SGST) have shown 33.20 per cent growth, surpassing the National average of 15 per cent for the current financial year,” Commissioner State Taxes, J&K, Dr Rashmi Singh was quoted as having told the media. “Upto the end of October 2023, a total GST revenue (SGST and IGST) of 4811.09 crore has been realized, showing an overall growth of 20.31 percent”. Over the years, the taxpayers base in Jammu and Kashmir has increased. In 2017-18, the number of commercial taxpayers were at 72000 under GST which is has now increased to more than 1.42 lakhs. The commercial tax department which used to collect Rs 300 crore a month is no...
Time to Wipe-Out Militancy Completely from JK: LG Sinha
State, Kashmir, Srinagar

Time to Wipe-Out Militancy Completely from JK: LG Sinha

Srinagar,Oct 31: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday said that militancy is taking its last breath in Jammu & Kashmir and the time has come to eliminate it from Union Territory completely. Addressing a gathering at SKICC on 5th UT Foundation Day, Sinha said that JK has witnessed a massive change in the past four years and the change is visible on the ground. “The previous tradition in J&K has come to an end as the people are now happy participating in ensuring change on the ground. J&K in the past four months have reached new heights while police as well as the other security forces have made this change successful,” he said. He said several roads have been constructed. Railway tracks are being, cinema halls, power projects and other things have come up for the ...
LG Sinha Inaugurates Jhelum Riverfront in Srinagar
State, Kashmir, Srinagar

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
State, Kashmir, Srinagar

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
State, Kashmir, Kupwara

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.