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PM announces permanent commissioning of women in armed forces

New Delhi, Aug 15 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that women officers recruited under the short service commission in the armed forces will have the option of taking up permanent commission, which he described as a "gift" to the "brave daughters". Modi made the policy announcement while addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the ... Read More »

Civic polls in J&K from Sept & Panchayat polls will be held in Oct – Nov: N N Vohra

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra said today that the urban local body and panchayat polls in the state, which have not been organised for several years, will be held from September this year. "Elections to urban local bodies and panchayats have been pending for long. The prolonged delay in the establishment of democratically-elected self-governing bodies at the ... Read More »

Chief Secretary chairs 15th Steering Committee meeting of State CAMPA

 Rs 62.23 Cr Afforestation, Rs 60.93 Cr Wildlife Plan approved for 2018-19 SRINAGAR, AUGUST 14: Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam Tuesday chaired the 15th meeting of the Steering Committee of the State Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA). The Steering Committee took note of the Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) Rules, 2018 notified on 10th of August, 2018 by the Ministry of Environment, ... Read More »

Cop killed in Batamaloo encounter; operation continues

Srinagar, August 12: A Police personal was killed and three others injured during the ongoing encounter between militants and government forces on early Sunday morning. Encounter stated on Sunday between militants and joint forces at Batamalo area of Srinagar.  Official sources said atleast two militants are believed to be trapped in a residential house and the gunfight was going on. ... Read More »

NIA seeks ‘secure’ accommodation at Gupkar Srinagar

Srinagar, Aug 8 (GNS): NIA has sought a full-fledged and “secure” accommodation for office-cum-residential purposes for its personnel at high-security Gupkhar Srinagar. According to an application addressed to Chief Secretary, a copy of which lies with GNS, NIA has cited threats to its personnel who visit Srinagar frequently and seek accommodation in guesthouses, barracks of BSF, CRPF and police. “We ... Read More »

SAC approves use of forest land in 13 cases for developmental purposes

Approves land transfer for establishing Eklavya Model School at Palam Srinagar, Aug 08 (KNS): The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, N N Vohra accorded approval to the proposals for use of 18.53 Ha Forest land in various parts of the State for developmental activities in the drinking water, road, transmission and hydro ... Read More »

Four soliders, two militants killed in ongoing Gurez Encounter

Srinagar, August 07:(GNS) Four army soldiers including an officer and two militants were killed in an ongoing operation at Gurez sector of North Kashmir's Bandipora district on Tuesday morning. An army officer told GNS that soliders of 36 RR intercepted a group of infiltrators near Bakhtor area of Gurez along Line of Control. As such the forces challenged the movement ... Read More »

Article 35-A: Amid protests, shutdown continues for 2nd straight day in Kashmir

Business bodies protest, scores detained on way to UN Srinagar, Aug 06 (KNS): Amid protests by the traders, a complete shutdown as Monday observed for the second consecutive day in the Valley to protest against the abrogation of Article 35-A. The two-day shutdown in the Valley begun on Sunday on the call given by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz ... Read More »