Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Baramulla:  North Kashmir’s Sopore town observed a shutdown on Saturday to mark the anniversary of 50 civilians killed in 1993. Shops and business establishments remained closed and traffic was off the roads in the apple township of Sopore and other areas. Work in government offices, banks and other public...
JAMMU: In exercise of powers vested in Governor under sub-section (6) of section 50 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, Governor N.N. Vohra has nominated Sh. Tassaduq Hussain Mufti as a Member of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council against the seat available in the Council.
SRINAGAR: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Tuesday conducted a tour of Shahr-e-Khas, visiting deep interiors of this historic centre of Srinagar. The DC also visited the historic Jamia Masjid at Nowhatta and several areas surrounding it on the occasion. The visit is said to be the...
More than 80 percent of the habitations in the country have been connected with all- weather roads under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana. This was informed during the review meeting of the scheme chaired by Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar in New Delhi today. He directed senior...
State-run Rural Electrification Corp (REC) today inked a pact with Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) for distribution of aids and assistive devices to 8,000 divyangjan (differently abled persons). An REC statement said that REC Foundation, the CSR arm of the REC, committed financial assistance to ALIMCO for distribution...
Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Giriraj Singh distributed Swachhata Awards in New Delhi yesterday at the end of Swachhata Pakhwada. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Singh said Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan started by the Prime Minister in 2014 on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi is changing the world’s...
Rahul Gandhi will take over as Congress President today. He will succeed Mrs Sonia Gandhi, who steered the party for 19 years after becoming the President in 1998. Mr Gandhi will receive a formal certificate of being elected the Congress president unopposed today in New Delhi. The party's central election...
The UN special envoy for Syria says peace talks to end the country's civil war have not made progress so far. Speaking to media, UN envoy, Staffan de Mistura yesterday said the standoff between the two sides again prevented them from having direct dialogue during the talks that lasted...
Sri Lankan government has ordered release of 16 Indian fishermen from custody while process is on to release 144 others. Government sources told our AIR correspondent that orders have been issued to Kayts court for release of 16 fishermen, who were arrested on charges of poaching into Sri Lankan...