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Daily Archives: November 17, 2017

PCI Chairman interacts with JK media students at Soochna Bhawan

Says Media's ‘credibility crisis’ it's biggest challenge NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 17:  The Press Council of India (PCI) chairman Justice C K Prasad today asked the media students from various institutions of Jammu and Kashmir to make 'credibility' a benchmark of their profession and information dissemination. While interacting with the media students at Soochna Bhawan here, the PCI chief said "irresponsible" ... Read More »

Govt announces winter vacation for schools

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 17: The Government today announced winter vacations for educational institutions of Kashmir division and winter zone of Jammu division. According to an order issued by the Education Department, winter vacation for upto 8th standard would be observed with effect from 4th of December 2017 to 3rd March 2018 while for 9th standard onwards the vacation would be observed with effect from 11th December 2017 to 24th of February, ... Read More »

Restrictions to be imposed in Srinagar parts on Sat

‘Decision taken as precautionary measure’ Srinagar, Nov 17 (KNS): The district administration Srinagar on Friday decided to impose restrictions on Saturday in Srinagar parts falling under the jurisdiction of six police stations.  Officials said that the restrictions will be imposed in Srinagar areas falling under the jurisdiction of six Police Stations including Parimpora, Khanyar, Nowhatta, Safakadal, MR Gunj and Rainawari. “There will also be ... Read More »

Police SI killed in Zakura “shootout”

Violence is no means to achieve any goals, says CM Srinagar, Nov 17 (KNS): A police sub-inspector (SI) was killed Friday evening and a Special Police Officer (SPO) injured in a “shootout” with militants in Zakura area in Srinagar outskirts. The SI has been identified as Imran Tak of Udhampur. Tak has joined police in 2010 and was posted in Srinagar. The ... Read More »

CS reviews issues related to Gurez Valley

Directs Div Com to hold fortnightly meetings to review progress Jammu, Nov 17 (KNS): Chief Secretary, B B Vyas Friday chaired a meeting here to review the status of important issues relating to the Gurez Valley. Principal Secretary, Finance Department, Principal Secretary, Health & Medical Education Department, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Commissioner/Secretary Public Works (R&B) Department and other senior officers attended ... Read More »

Govt constitutes panel to consolidate SROs

Mohammad Rafi Andrabi to head the committee Jammu, Nov 17 (KNS): The Government has constituted a committee to consolidate all the SROs issued by various departments on the same subject to avoid confusion and over-lapping. “The Committee will be headed by Mohammad Rafi Andrabi, Director Codes, Finance Department,” said an order issued by the Principal Secretary Finance, Mr Navin Kumar ... Read More »

Budget 2018-19: Principal Secy Finance begins department-wise pre-budget discussions

Jammu, Nov 17 (KNS): The Government has set into motion the process for preparation of the State Budget for 2018-19which is likely to be presented in the Legislature in the first week of January 2018. Principal Secretary Finance, Navin Kumar Choudhary started department-wise discussions on the budget proposals on November 8 and the entire exercise is likely to be completed ... Read More »

Four months on after Cabinet approval

Govt yet to make Law Commission operational Srinagar Nov 17 (KNS): Around four months having passed since the cabinet approval, the government is yet to make the maiden Law Commission operational in the state.  On July 26, the state cabinet approved the constitution of the maiden Law Commission. An official of the Law Department said that the department has finalised the ... Read More »

‘After mother’s tearful video, Anantnag boy quits militancy’

'Mother’s love prevailed’, choice to surrender not an easy step: CM Mehbooba Srinagar, Nov 17 (KNS): A footballer from Anantnag town, Majid Khan, who joined the militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba a week ago, Friday, laid down his arms, after a tearful video appeal of his mother had gone viral on social media urging the 20-year-old to quit militancy and return home. A ... Read More »

‘If mother calls upon his son to get back to her, we will respect her decision’

On his mother’s call, Majid was permitted to leave for his home: LeT Srinagar, Nov 17 (KNS): Mahmood Shah, Chief Lashkar-e-Taiba, clarified that Majid Arshad Khan was permitted to leave for his home on the request of his mother, since he was the only guarantor to his household.  In an e-mailed statement issued to KNS, LeT spokesman, Dr Abdullah Ghaznawi ... Read More »