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In the move against Tuberculosis, World Tuberculosis Day was celebrated at AMT School here on Saturday. On the occasion, school children held a rally from District Hospital Kupwara, which was flagged off by District Tuberculosis Officer Dr. Mohammad Ramzan. Later a function was held at AMT school in which  Immunization...
Deputy Commissioner, Budgam Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar today called for preservation of unique Kashmiri culture and tradition as identity. The DC made these remarks today while speaking as a chief guest at Jashn-e-Bahaar a cultural event held at Sheikh-Ul-Alam Hall Budgam. The daylong event was organized by J&K Police Budgam...
As many as 35 public delegations and individuals hailing from different parts of the State met the Advisor K Skandan at Convocation Hall here today and put forth their problems and grievances before him. A delegation of Drass Kargil headed by Councillor, Bhimbhat Constituency of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council...
Tippers belonging to Shankerpora Dooru held a protest on the Anantnag Dooru road, against Geology and Mining Department for alleged harassment. The protestors said that they pay a royalty to extract minor minerals like sand, stones and bajri, from the rivers and nullahs. "The Geology and Mining department harasses us...
One day awareness cum sensitization workshop on Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) was held in Townhall, Qazigund. The workshop was organised by ICDS CDPO Qazigund and Society for Universal Brotherhood & Aman (SUBHA) NGO. Principle Girls Higher Sec. School Qazigund, Secretary private school Association, Anganwari workers and students attended the workshop. The workshop highlighted...
The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today constituted a High-Powered Monitoring Committee for re-establishing and proper demarcation of streams, wetland, lakes, rivers, tributaries, flood basins and other water bodies across the valley, which were blocked due to high silt accumulation during 2014 floods. Officers from Irrigation and Flood Control,...
In order to stop littering and dumping of solid waste into river Jhelum, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed Deputy Commissioners Anantnag, Pulwama, Srinagar, Baramulla and Bandipora to impose section 144 immediately around Jhelum embankments and take strict action against the culprits. The Div Com also constituted...
The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today chaired a meeting to review the progress of infrastructure development of Central University of Kashmir (CUK) in Ganderbal. Threadbare discussion was held on the uninterrupted water and electricity supply, road connectivity, provision of additional 1000 kanals of land to CUK, transport facilities,...
The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review the status of rehabilitation measures for Dal dwellers. The meeting was attended by VC LAWDA, ADC Srinagar, Joint Director Environment & Remote Sensing, Collector LAWDA, Enforcement Officers, Tehsildhars and other concerned officers were present in the meeting. During...
Mehbooba Mufti will be the PDP candidate from Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency but the party has decided not to field any candidates for Jammu and Udhampur seats in a bid to prevent division of "secular votes". Announcing the party candidates, PDP chief Mehbooba said Aga Mohsin will be the party...