Former J&K governor Jagmohan with Amit Shah

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Former Jammu And Kashmir Governor, Union Minister Jagmohan Dies

Former J&K Governor Jagmohan has died after battling an illness on May 3. Expressing his grief, PM Modi termed his demise as a “monumental loss for the nation.” Home Minister Amit Shah also paid his tribute calling him "a devoted politician who took key decisions for the nation's peace & progress". He had served as the Union Minister for Urban Development and Tourism before becoming the J&K Governor in 1990.

Tue, 04 May 2021 - 12:33 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: J&K, Governor, Jagmohan, Jammu and Kashmir

Courtesy: Indian Express

Representational photo: Apple production

Photo: Outlook

Indian Apple Growers Join Hands To Stop Iranian Apple 'Smuggling'

To end illegal ‘dumping’ of Iranian apple in India, apple growers of Himachal Pradesh, J&K and Uttarakhand have formed the Hill State Horticulture Forum. Reportedly, the foreign apples are smuggled via Afghanistan, dodging import duties which makes them cost just Rs 40-50/kg when they reach Delhi, severely affecting the market of local producers. Eying to join arhtiyas and other stakeholders, the growers have decided to raise the issue… read-more

Thu, 18 Mar 2021 - 05:53 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Himachal Pradesh, J&K, Uttarakhand, Apple, Iranian Apple, Hill State Horticulture Forum

Courtesy: The Tribune

No salary for new employees without CID verification says J&K government

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New Employees Without CID Clearance Can Not Receive Salaries: J&K Govt

In a recent circular issued by the J&K government, CID verification of new employees has been made mandatory for receiving the salary. Reportedly, the details include social media information of the employee along with the names and contact details of the supervisor. Moreover, the circular asked officers to hold off payment of salaries until the employee is verified. The details should be sent through government e-mail to avoid… read-more

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 - 05:11 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: J&K, CID, employees, salary, Verification

Courtesy: The Indian Express

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100 Kashmiri Youths Travelling Pak In Last 3 Years Go Missing: J&K IPS

A J&K counter-insurgency IPS officer has revealed that around 100 Kashmiri youths, who visited Pakistan on short travel visas, went missing in the last three years. He stated that they either did not come back or disappeared after their return. Suspecting their alignment with terrorists’ sleeper cells, the official feared their brainwashing and persuasion to carry out anti-India propaganda. Besides, he said the only solution is to ramp-up… read-more

Mon, 08 Feb 2021 - 07:12 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: India, Pakistan, Terrorism, Counter-insurgency, J&K, Sleeper Cell

Courtesy: Times Now

Internet

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Highspeed 4G Internet Services Resumed In J&K After 18-Month Ban

The J&K government on February 5 restored the 4G internet services in the Union Territory after 18 months. Lifting the restrictions, the home secretary asked the J&K Police to “closely monitor the impact of lifting restrictions". Earlier, while 2G services across J&K were restored on January 2020, the government has allowed 4G services only in Gandherbal and Udhampur districts. The highspeed internet services were shut on August 4… read-more

Sat, 06 Feb 2021 - 09:51 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Jammu and Kashmir, Internet Services, Article 370, J&K

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Internet BAn

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J&K Administration Extends Ban On High Speed Internet Till Feb 6

The Jammu and Kashmir government on January 22 extended the ban on high-speed internet services across J&K till February 6. However, Ganderbal and Udhampur districts are immune from the ban. The government cited circulation of inflammatory and seditious propaganda content for the internet ban. Moreover, allowing restricted broadband services over landline, the government said such bans helped to thwart terrorism. The Centre has imposed… read-more

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 - 11:36 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Jammu and Kashmir, Internet Ban, Internet, J&K

Courtesy: Times Now

WHO Map

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Colour-Coded Map Of WHO Demarcates J&K, Ladakh In Different Colour

A recent map released by the World Health Organization has demarcated Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh in grey colour while all other parts of India were represented using navy blue colour. The contentious map, which was released on WHO's official website to show the recent pandemic numbers, has evoked anger amongst Indians. The disputed Aksai Chin part has been marked using blue (shade used to represent china) and grey stripes.

Sun, 10 Jan 2021 - 02:54 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: China, India, WHO, J&K

Courtesy: Times Now

Indian Army

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Lashkar-e-Taiba Associate Arrested With Weapons In J&K

A terrorist associated with Lashkar-e-Taiba has been arrested from Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir. The arrest took place during a joint search operation of J&K Police and 34 Rashtriya Rifles. The police have also seized a Chinese pistol, hand grenade, German compass, and two AK magazines from the accused. Reportedly, on the basis of incriminating evidences, the district police have file a case against the accused.

Sun, 03 Jan 2021 - 01:37 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: J&K, Terrorists, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jammu and Kashmir

Courtesy: Times Now

Ladakh MC

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Ladakh: First Meteorological Centre To Be Inaugurated On December 29

A Meteorological Centre will be opened in the Union Territory of Ladakh on December 29. The establishment in Leh would be virtually inaugurated by Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, with Ladakh Lieutenant Governor RK Mathur. At an altitude of 3,000 metres, the centre will study climate and weather. Besides, it will also harness solar energy. Moreover, it aims to guide tourists with weather updates.

Sun, 27 Dec 2020 - 02:40 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: J&K, Ladakh, Meteorological Centre, Dr harshvardhan

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Representational photo: Liquor shop, Bihar.

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Even After Ban, Bihar Tops Maharashtra In Alcohol Consumption

According to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) data, Bihar has surpassed Maharashtra in alcohol consumption. Interestingly, Alcohol sale and consumption have been banned in Bihar since 2016. As per reports, 15.5% males in Bihar above 15 years consume alcohol as compared to Maharashtra's 13.9%. However, consumption by women… read-more

Wed, 16 Dec 2020 - 02:49 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: National Family Health Survey, J&K, Gujarat, alcohol, Goa

Courtesy: Money Control