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Time to Wipe-Out Militancy Completely from JK: LG Sinha
Kashmir, Srinagar, State

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
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....
LG Manoj Sinha inaugurates Vistadome Coach in Srinagar
Kashmir, Srinagar, State

LG Manoj Sinha inaugurates Vistadome Coach in Srinagar

Srinagar, Oct 19: Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Thursday inaugurated the state-of the art Vistadome Coach and stated that the new train will give an opportunity to the local travellers and tourists to enjoy modern day travel experience in the Valley. Addressing the gathering after inaugurating the Vistadome Coach at Srinagar railway station, the LG as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that Vistadome Coach is a state-of the art train with advanced features of entertainment and sitting. “This coach has rotational facility of seats, power sockets as charging points, transparent glass made roof and windows and automatic doors with sensors etc,” he said, adding that “Local travellers and tourists travelling in Vistadome Coach will enjoy the mo...
Srinagar-Jammu highway blocked in Ramban due to incessant rains, schools closed
Jammu, Kashmir, Ramban, State

Srinagar-Jammu highway blocked in Ramban due to incessant rains, schools closed

Ramban, October 17: The National Highway-44 in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir was blocked due to incessant rains, an official said on Tuesday. Deputy Commissioner of Ramban Mussarat Zia on social media handle X informed that movement on NH-44 has been blocked due to incessant rains and asked people to avoid travelling today on the same. "NH-44 blocked at Cafeteria Morh, near Ramban due to incessant rains. People are advised to check TCUs for updates and avoid travelling today," Deputy Commissioner Ramban posted on X. https://twitter.com/dcramban/status/1714129266936578303?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1714129266936578303%7Ctwgr%5Ebd0f67daee00561e00c9e59311d67266cb8c11ad%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.greaterkashmir.com%2Fchenab-vall...
224-meter viaduct completed in Ramban on Srinagar-Jammu national highway: Gadkari
Jammu, Kashmir, National, State

224-meter viaduct completed in Ramban on Srinagar-Jammu national highway: Gadkari

Srinagar, Oct 14: Union Minister for road transport and highways, Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that they have successfully completed the construction of a 224-meter viaduct (2-lane) at Sher-e-Bibi, enhancing the region's connectivity and facilitating transportation across challenging terrain. This 224-meter viaduct, part of the broader infrastructure development project, is not only reducing travel distances by 125 meters but is also aiding steep gradient traversal, ensuring smoother vehicle flow through the challenging Sherebibi area, he said, in a post on X, formerly Twitter. https://twitter.com/nitin_gadkari/status/1713789820437491993?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1713789820437491993%7Ctwgr%5E55531ce9e87190dc2ab36ec21eafc43e8084cd15%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_u...
Fire damages school in Bandipora
Bandipora, Kashmir, State

Fire damages school in Bandipora

Bandipora, Dec 14: A government middle school was demaged in a massive blaze in Turknaadi Turkpora village of north Kashmir's Bandipora district, officials said here on Wednesday morning. Quoting an official, news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO) reported that fire broke out in the school building at Turknaadi in the wee hours today morning. He said in the incident school building was damaged as fire tenders couldn’t reach early. The area is around 12 kilometres away from the district headquarter. The official said the cause of the fire was being ascertained.