Mehbooba reviews development projects

Mehbooba reviews development projects

Asking J&K Economic Reconstruction Agency to strictly adhere to fixed timeline, CM Mehbooba Mufti today passed instructions to the Planning Department to monitor the pace of work on a fortnightly basis. She also called for devising an effective mechanism which...
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Rambagh flyover likely to miss deadline

Rambagh flyover likely to miss deadline

Srinagar is likely to witness traffic congestion for some longer period as the prestigious Rs 369 crore Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh Expressway Corridor (flyover) project is unlikely to be completed by March 2017; the reason being the delay in execution work followe...
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SHO framed Kashmiri youth in drug case to extort money

SHO framed Kashmiri youth in drug case to extort money

On March 7 this year, Jammu Police claimed to have arrested “two drug peddlers”, namely Rajbeer Singh and Sameer Ahmad Mir, residents of Baramulla at a Naka at Narwal Chowk on Jammu-Delhi national highway. It claimed to have recovered from...
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Smokers spend more on cigarettes in JK than rest of India

Smokers spend more on cigarettes in JK than rest of India

Smokers in Jammu and Kashmir spend Rs 514 on cigarettes per month against rest of India average of Rs 399, a study has revealed. The increased use of tobacco puts children and women at greater risk of lung cancer, warns...
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Liquor sale goes up in JK despite a ban by militant groups

Liquor sale goes up in JK despite a ban by militant groups

Liquor consumption has gone up in Jammu and Kashmir as 10.16 lakh more bottles were sold in the state in 2015 than the previous year. As many as 556.67 lakh bottles of liquor, including IMFL, Desi Whiskey, beer and ready...
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Social activists want drug mafia booked on sedition charge

Social activists want drug mafia booked on sedition charge

Team Jammu, a social organisation which has been working against the drug menace in Jammu province, has exhorted all political parties of the state to evolve a consensus on taking effective steps to eradicate this menace to liberate the youth...
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From Kashmir to Cannes

From Kashmir to Cannes

Having grown up in a place where not many pursue a career in films, Rahat Kazmi, the Poonch-based film producer and director, literally blazed a trail with his passion for filmmaking. The going, though, has been tough for him. Frequent...
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To escape traffic, GMC staff opt for cycling

To escape traffic, GMC staff opt for cycling

In an attempt to minimise traffic congestion in the city, students and management of the Government Medical College (GMC), Srinagar, has decided to use bicycles and carpooling. The decision to use bicycles and opt for carpooling was taken on Saturday...
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DGCA takes cognizance of rising airfares to Kashmir

DGCA takes cognizance of rising airfares to Kashmir

Taking cognizance of skyrocketing airfares to Kashmir, civil aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has sought details from airlines on their pricing policies, especially about fares being charged by them on the Jammu and Kashmir secto...
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Muslims will have to solve their own problems : Sheikh Hussain Yee

Muslims will have to solve their own problems : Sheikh Hussain Yee

Prominent Islamic scholar Sheikh Hussain Yee today said the Muslims across the globe would themselves have to find solutions to their problems. “To come out of problems and issues which the Muslim community is besieged with, the only way out...
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