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 sector. The DGCA...
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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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Travel firm owner held for duping Hajj aspirants

Travel firm owner held for duping Hajj aspirants

The J&K Police has arrested the owner of Al-Hajeej Tour and Travels – the main accused of swindling crore of rupees by duping Haj aspirants in 2011 and 2012. Fabiyan Wahid Gilkar, the owner of Al-Hajeej Tour and Travels, was...
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Shopping complexes, flats replace heritage buildings

Shopping complexes, flats replace heritage buildings

Govt fails to protect ‘havelis’ raised during reign of Dogra dynasty As the construction sector is booming in Jammu with several shopping complexes and residential flats coming up in the past two decades, in the process it is contributing to...
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MGNREGA scheme in a mess in JK

MGNREGA scheme in a mess in JK

State owes Rs 413-crore liabilities; violates norms for wage payment The Centre’s flagship programme, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), continues to work on crutches in Jammu and Kashmir as the state owes a whopping liability ...
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‘Biased journalism biggest impediment to its freedom’

‘Biased journalism biggest impediment to its freedom’

Women College observe ‘World Press Freedom Day’ A day-long seminar to observe ‘World Press Freedom Day’ was held at Government College for Women, M.A Road, Srinagar on Wednesday. The seminar was organized by the department of Mass Communication and Mul...
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Male passengers in Ladies Special Bus!

Male passengers in Ladies Special Bus!

Many male passengers were spotted travelling in Ladies Special Bus on Tuesday here, raising questions about monitoring of the exclusive facility for the females. “I was shocked to see only men on board a Ladies bus bearing registration no JK01Y-0631...
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Renovated ‘Diwan-i-Khas’ at Shalimar thrown open to public

Renovated ‘Diwan-i-Khas’ at Shalimar thrown open to public

Renovated “Diwan-i-Khas” dating back to the Mughal era at the Shalimar Garden was thrown open to the residents here today. It is located on the fourth terrace in the erstwhile “zenana” quarter of the garden. Ambassador of Germany Martin Ney...
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Encroachers told to vacate forestland

Encroachers told to vacate forestland

Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment Choudhary Lal Singh today asked the encroachers to voluntarily vacate forestland at Bermeeni in the Sunjwan area, particularly the land identified for establishment of public facilities and development of park. Thi...
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Guv reviews Amarnath yatra arrangements

Guv reviews Amarnath yatra arrangements

Governor NN Vohra, who is chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), visited Yatri Niwas at Bhagwati Nagar here today to meet all officers concerned and review arrangements being made for this year’s Amarnath yatra. The yatra will commence...
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