Kashmir News

CS holds open session with tourism players of J&K

21/05/2024
Srinagar, May 20 (KIP)- Chief Secretary, Atal Dulloo, along with senior functionaries of administration held an open session with all major players of Tourism industry today, including hoteliers, transporters, traders, houseboat owners, eco-tourism and adventure tourism promoters of J&K. Jammu based stakeholders participated virtually. Addressing the participants, Chief Secretary maintained that tourism is mainstay for large section of the population and livelihood of thousands of o...

SMVDU delegation visits IUST

20/05/2024
Awantipora, May 20 (Scoop News)- Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) today hosted a delegation from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) who interacted with IUST's DYOD (Design Your Own Degree) team. The ten-member delegation of senior faculty members from different departments of SMVDU was led by Dr. Sharada M. Potukuchi and Dr. Sumeet Gupta. The delegation was received by Prof. A.H. Moon, Dean of Academic Affairs, along with Prof. Waseem Bari, Registrar IUST, Dr. Sha...

Will restore jobs, land rights of J&K taken away by the current govt: Azad

20/05/2024
Srinagar, May 20 (KIP)- Chairman of the Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP), Ghulam Nabi Azad, today made a significant promise to the people of Anantnag East, assuring them that he will work tirelessly to restore the jobs and land that have been taken away by the current government. Addressing a large gathering during his road show, Azad emphasised the growing discontent among the people due to these critical issues. Azad pointed out the severe impact of job loss on the community, highlig...

JKCPRS Collaborates with JKSA to Guide Kashmiri Students for Schwarzman Scholarship

20/05/2024
Jammu/Srinagar, May 20 (KIP)-The J&K Centre for Peace Research and Sustainable Development (JKCPRS), in collaboration with the Jammu and Kashmir Students Association (JKSA), here on Monday, organized an online workshop to guide aspiring fellows from Kashmir who are applying for the prestigious Schwarzman Scholarship Programme this year. Moderated by JKCPRS co-founder Ummar Jamal and Research Fellow Rohool Banka, the workshop saw enthusiastic participation from students across Kashmir. A ...

J&K wins 11 medals in India Skill Competitions 2024

20/05/2024
Srinagar, May 20 (KIP)- The India Skill Competitions 2024, nation’s largest skill competition, has officially concluded yesterday at Yashobhoomi, Dwarka, Delhi which brought together over 900 students from more than 30 states and Union Territories. The skilled youth competed in 61 categories, spanning both traditional crafts and cutting-edge technologies. J&K showcased extraordinary performance and participated in 20 skill categories, marking a significant milestone in the region's commitm...

Election Department takes action against 40 govt employees for MCC violation in J&K

19/05/2024
Srinagar, May 19 (KIP)-The Jammu and Kashmir Election Department has taken action against 40 government employees for violation of Model Code of Conduct in the Union Territory. "Four employees have been suspended, disciplinary action has been initiated against one besides one employee has been disengaged from services and inquiry has been started against thirty four employees", read a communique received here today in this regard. The swift action against these employees of different...

CUKashmir holds painting-cum-sketching competition

19/05/2024
Ganderbal, May 18 (KIP)-As a part of the ongoing International Women’s Day 2024 celebrations by Central University of Kashmir (CUKashmir), a painting-cum-sketching competition was organised at Science Campus Nunar here on Thursday, in which 122 female students from 21 departments of four campuses of the University participated. The theme of the event was, “Strong women, strong world”. Prof. Sandhya Tiwari, Chairperson ICC and International Women’s Day celebrations, Chief Guest of the event...

Police organises drug abuse awareness programmes across district Pulwama

19/05/2024
Srinagar, May 18 (KIP)- As part of our ongoing efforts to combat drug abuse and educate the youth about the ill effects of substance abuse and thereby preventing their usage, Police in Pulwama organized a series of Drug Abuse Awareness programs at different schools namely GHSS Lassipora, GHSS Hawal, GHSS Newa, Dolphin International School Pulwama, GHSS Nehama. On these occasions, concerned chairing officers in their informative lectures highlighted the socio-economic factors contributing ...

DG NCC embarks on three day visit to Srinagar

19/05/2024
Srinagar, May 18 (KIP)- Lt Gen Gurbirpal Singh, Director General of the National Cadet Corps (NCC), wrapped up a productive three-day official visit to Srinagar, reaffirming NCC's commitment to the youth of the nation and the future of the organization. During his visit, Lt Gen Singh engaged in various activities aimed at bolstering the NCC's presence and operations in the region. Upon his arrival on May 16, he was warmly welcomed by Maj Gen Rajesh Kumar Sachdeva, Additional Director Genera...

Mehbooba visits Kochak family for condolences

18/05/2024
Srinagar, May 18 (KIP)- Jammu & Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (J&KPDP) president & Candidate for Anantnag Rajouri Parliamentary Segment today visited Kochak family at Anantnag to express her condolences on the demise of Nissar Ahmad Kochak , noted businessman who breathed his last two days earlier after a brief illness. While expressing her deep sympathies with the bereaved family she also prayed for peace to his departed soul and much needed strength to the bereaved family to bear th...

SVEEP program held at Saint Joseph School Baramulla

17/05/2024
Baramulla, May 17 (KIP)- In view of Lok Sabha Election 2024 in 1-Baramulla Parliamentary Constituency on 20th of May, a mega SVEEP (Systematic Voters' Education and Electoral Participation) program under the campaign 'I Vote For Sure' was held at Saint Joseph School, Baramulla, to encourage and inspire the eligible voters to exercise their right to vote. The event was presided over by District Election Officer (DEO) Baramulla, Minga Sherpa. Sapna Kotwal, UT Nodal Officer Media, Chief Educati...

Final Randomization of Poll Staff held at Bandipora

16/05/2024
Bandipora, May 16 (KIP)-The final Randomization for allotment of Polling Stations to Polling Staff was today held at Mini Secretariat Bandipora. The Randomization was conducted by District Election Officer (DEO) Bandipora, Shakeel ul Rehman under the supervision of General Observer for 1-Baramulla PC, Deependra Singh Kushwah. The Randomization was conducted to allot poll staff for the 312 polling stations of three assembly segments of Bandipora viz 14-Sonawari, 15-Bandipora and 16-Gurez w...

DEO Bandipora hands-over BLO Kits to BLOs of 15-Bandipora Assembly Segment

16/05/2024
Bandipora, May 16 (KIP)- In preparation for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections-2024 scheduled to be held in Bandipora district on 20th may 2024, the District Election Officer (DEO) Bandipora, Shakeel ul Rehman today handed-over Booth Level Officer (BLO) kits to the BLOs of 15-Bandipora Assembly Segment. ADC Umar Shafi Pandit, Dy.DEO Mohammad Rafeeq and ACR/ARO 15-Bandipora Shabir Ahmad Wani were present on the occasion. The BLO kits contain tools and resources crucial for ensuring the smo...

CUKashmir holds ‘salad dressing, flower arrangement’ competitions

16/05/2024
Ganderbal, May 16 (KIP)- In the honour of International Women's Day, Central University of Kashmir (CUKashmir) organised “Salad Dressing Competition” and “Flower Arrangement Competition” at varsity’s Green Campus here on Thursday. Vice-Chancellor, Prof. A Ravinder Nath, hailed the proactive participation, sporting spirit of girl students and the efforts of the Chairperson and the core team of IWD 2024. In her speech, Prof. Sandhya Tiwari, Dean, School of Languages, and Chairperson, IC...

IUST Celebrates International Nurses Day

16/05/2024
Awantipora, May 16 (KIP)--Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) celebrated International Nurses Day at its campus today. The event, themed "Our Nurses, Our Future," was jointly organized by Alamdar Memorial College of Nursing and Medical Technology and Syed Mantaqi Memorial College of Nursing and Medical Technology. The celebration highlighted the vital contributions of nurses to society's health and well-being. Prof. A.H. Moon, Dean Academics at IUST and Chief Guest, emphasized ...

Srinagar Admin holds Workshop on Operationalization of Decision Support System

16/05/2024
Srinagar, May 15 (KIP)- In order to enhance understanding and proficiency in operationalization of the Decision Support System (DSS) for efficient emergency response and Disaster Management, the District Administration Srinagar today organized a workshop at Meeting Hall of the DC Office Complex, here. The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Dr. Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat, who is also the Chairman District Disaster Management Authority presided over the programme organized in collaboration with ...

Ensure pothole free roads for smooth riding in Kashmir Division: Div Com V K Bidhuri

16/05/2024
Srinagar, May 15 (KIP)-Emphasizing on smooth riding surface of all roads, the Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Vijay Kumar Bidhuri today directed concerned officers of PWD for finishing all works on the City roads and ensure pothole free roads across Kashmir Division. He stressed on agencies entrusted with upgradation and development of roads to strictly adhere to deadlines for completion of project works at critical junctions and locations. Besides, he directed for macadamiza...

Police attaches property of notorious drug peddler in Sopore

16/05/2024
Srinagar, May 15 (KIP)-Continuing its operation against drug peddlers/smugglers, police in Sopore has attached property of notorious drug peddler worth lacs in village Reban area of Sopore. Police in Sopore attached a storey residential house valued approximately 16 lakhs and 10 marlas land valued approximately 5 lacs located in village Reban area of Sopore, under the NDPS Act 1985 belongs to notorious drug peddler namely Mohammad Ashraf Ganie son of Ghulam Rasool Ganie resident of Reban...

VC KVIB reviews bankers performance under PMEGP, JKREGP

16/05/2024
Srinagar, May 15 (KIP)-Vice Chairperson, Jammu & Kashmir Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB), Dr. Hina Shafi Bhat, today chaired a Bankers meet to review progress on schemes being implemented under Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) and Rural Employment Generation Programme (JKREGP) at Civil Secretariat here. The KVIB officers gave a detailed presentation on performance of KVIB Kashmir division under PMEGP and JKREGP. The VC held deliberations on the wide r...

Timely Action by Firemen saves lives, property

14/05/2024
Jammu, May 14 (KIP)- Timely and swift action by the Fire and Emergency Services Department saved lives and property worth crores amid massive fire that broke out in a Cold Storage and Ice Factory here at Gole Pulley. The incident of Fire was reported at around 17.45 hrs last evening and immediately Two Stations FES Canal and FES Gandhinagar responded. The firemen bravely evacuated people to safety, controlled the leaping fire flames and prevented the situation from going out of hand b...

Police attaches properties of 2 terror handlers in Baramulla

14/05/2024
Srinagar, May 14 (KIP)-Police attached properties of two terror handlers based in Pakistan after obtaining attachment orders passed by Hon’ble Sub Judge Uri. The attached properties include 1 Kanal & 11 Marlas of land worth lacs belonging to two terror handlers based in Pakistan namely Mohd Arif Badal son of Ghulam Hussain resident of Nawarunda & Mohd Bashir son of Mir Alam resident of Gowhallan, Uri. The action was taken under sections of 83 CRPC & are linked with case FIR No.82/1999...

Police affixes GPS tracking device to bailed out accused person in Kulgam

14/05/2024
Srinagar, May 14 (KIP)-In compliance to an order received from Hon’ble Court of Kulgam, police in Kulgam today affixed a GPS tracking device on a bailed-out person in a UA(P) case of Police Station Qaimoh. The accused was arrested in case FIR No 37/2019 under section 13, 16, 19, 20, 38, 39 UA(P) Act, 7/25 Arms Act and has been bailed out recently. The GPS anklet will be used to monitor the movement of the said accused person and ensure that he doesn't violate the bail conditions.

Police seizes illicit timber in Ganderbal; vehicle seized, driver arrested

14/05/2024
Srinagar, May 14 (KIP)-Police in Ganderbal seized illicit timber in Kangan area besides seized vehicle and arrested the driver. Acting on specific input about timber smuggling, a police party of Police Station Kangan headed by SHO Kangan Inspector Mehboob Banday established a checkpoint at Gujjar Pati Prang. During checking, a Santro car bearing registration No. DL3CAT-1731 driven by Tariq Ahmad Bhat son of Gh Hassan Bhat resident of Najwan Kangan loaded with illicit Timber (Kairu) was i...

CUKashmir organises sensitisation programme on road safety

14/05/2024
Ganderbal, May 14 (KIP)-In connection with the “UN Global Road Safety Week,” observed from 10-14 May, 2024, Dean Students Welfare (DSW), in collaboration with the School of Education, Central University of Kashmir (CUKashmir), organised a road safety awareness programme for the students and staff at Tulmulla campus here on Tuesday. Dean Academic Affairs, Prof. Shahid Rasool, Dean School of Legal Studies, Prof. Farooq Ahmad Mir, Dean School of Education, Prof. Syed Zahoor Ahmad Geelani, S...

Alpine Club IUST organises One-Day Trekking Program at Wastoorwan Hills

14/05/2024
Awantipora, May 14 (KIP)- The Directorate of Physical Education and Sports, Islamic University of Science and Technology organized a one-day trekking program at Wastoorwan Hills, aiming to promote adventure, physical fitness, and camaraderie among participants. The trekking group was flagged off by Registrar, Dr. Waseem Bari in presence of university officials including Finance Officer who highlighted how such activities foster teamwork, leadership, resilience, and self-reliance. Dr. Hilal ...

How long the people of J&K will be deprived of electricity: Tarigami

14/05/2024
Srinagar, May 14 (KIP)-Expressing concern over the power crisis in the region, CPI (M) leader Mohamad Yousuf Tarigami on Tuesday said that the ongoing power crisis is a failure of administration and mismanagement by those at the helm. The recent declaration by the Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL) of additional power curtailments is unacceptable and a blatant disregard for the well-being of the people of Jammu & Kashmir. The people of Kashmir are shrouded in darkness, b...

Ongoing Polls Symbolize JK’s Unyielding Demand for rollback of Aug 2019 decision: Mehbooba

13/05/2024
Srinagar, May 13 (KIP)- Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti, on Monday, termed the ongoing polls as an opportunity for people to express their pent-up emotions and convey to the BJP-led dispensation that whatever transpired on August 5, 2019, is unacceptable and must be rolled back at all costs. Addressing poll rallies in north Kashmir's Baramulla, Mehbooba emphasized that the PDP had been a deterrent to the abrogation of Article 370. She pointed out that while efforts ...

DPAP will represent all, ensure Justice in Parliament: Azad

13/05/2024
Srinagar, May 13 (KIP)-Chairman DPAP, Ghulam Nabi Azad, has called out both the NC, PDP as products of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). While addressing the crowd at Pahalgam, he reminded about their histories of forming governments in coalition with the BJP and questioned their commitment to genuine development. Azad emphasized the lack of tangible progress under the NC and PDP regimes, asserting that they have little to show beyond empty promises and hollow slogans. He criticized th...

Jashn-e-Jamhuriyat: 2-Day mega SVEEP program concludes at Gulmarg

12/05/2024
Gulmarg,May 12 (KIP)- ‘Jashn-e-Jamhuriyat’, a two day mega Systematic Voters' Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) program held in the heart of the world renowned international tourist destination Gulmarg to spread voter awareness, concluded today. The grand SVEEP program was meticulously organized by the District Election Office in anticipation of the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2024 for the 1-Baramulla Parliamentary Constituency, scheduled to be held on 20th of May. The mega e...

Election teams reach all 260 Polling Stations across Ganderbal

12/05/2024
Ganderbal, May 12 (KIP)-In a significant stride towards ensuring the smooth conduct of the Lok Sabha Elections 2024, election teams have been successfully deployed to all 260 polling stations across Ganderbal, part of Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency, going to polls on 13 May, 2024. Under the meticulous supervision of the District Election Officer (DEO) Ganderbal, Shyambir, the process of dispatching of Poll Parties from two Dispatch cum Receipt Centres (DCRCs) established at Degree Coll...