World Diabetes Day celebrated at SKIIMS  


Srinagar, Nov 14: Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences organized World Diabetes Day celebrations at the SKIMS auditorium today on 14th November, 2018. The event focused on creating awareness about diabetes particularly in children. The event started with registration, blood tests and anthropometry of the patients. To stress the importance of life style modification in the management of diabetes, a physical ...

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Upper reaches receive fresh snowfall, rain lashes plains in Kashmir


Srinagar, Nov 13:  The upper reaches, including border town of Gurez, received fresh snowfall while rain lashed plains, resulting in further dip in the day temperature in Kashmir valley, where wet weather is predicted during the next 48 hours. However, the night temperature improved and settled several degrees above normal at majority of the places in Kashmir valley due to ...

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Jammu & Kashmir: Reshuffle announced in middle rung administration


Jammu, Nov 10: The state government today ordered reshuffle in the administration here today. Prasanna Ramaswamy G., IAS (JK:2010), Deputy Commissioner, Reasi, has been transferred and posted as Additional Secretary to the Government, Department of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction. He shall also hold the additional charge of Special Officer in the Cell for Monitoring Flagship Programmes and Mega ...

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US reassures Taiwan on security as China increases threats

Any attempt to determine Taiwan’s future by ”other than peaceful means” is a threat to regional security and a matter of ”grave concern” to the United States, Washington’s de facto ambassador to Taipei said Wednesday, in a nod to Chinese military intimidation against the island. Brent Christensen also said Washington would continue military sales to Taiwan while promoting its participation ...

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Videographer sustains pellet injuries

Srinagar: A videographer   from south Kashmir sustained bullet injuries Tuesday while covering clashes between the forces and youth at Memander area on Shopian district. The injured videographer has been identified as Aijaz Ahmad Dar. He was rushed to hospital for treatment. Meanwhile, Kashmir Press Club has condemned the harassment of journalists in south Kashmir.

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Tainted Tehsildar back in office, people aghast

Srinagar, Aug 10: Furious over bringing back the “tainted” Tehsildar who was attached after allegations were leveled against him, Traders union and senior citizens of Dooru area of south Kashmir’s Islamabad district, on Friday locked up a tehsil office Dooru in protest. Official sources said that scores of traders and senior citizens of Dooru sealed the tehsildar’s office as a mark ...

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NDA candidate Harivansh elected Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman


New Delhi, Aug 9: Janata Dal United (JD-U) Member Harivansh Narayan Singh was on Thursday elected the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha. Harivansh was fielded by the BJP-led ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA). He defeated opposition candidate B.K. Hariprasad of the Congress by 20 votes. Harivansh got 125 votes while Hariprasad got 105 votes. Following his election, he was conducted to ...

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Tral Hajj pilgrim dies of cardiac arrest in Makkah


Srinagar, Aug 2: A Hajj pilgrim from Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district died of cardiac arrest in holy city of Makkah on Thursday. The deceased pilgrim has been identified as Hameeda Begum, wife of Ghulam Ahmad of Laribal Tral. Family sources said that Begum who was in Makkah with her husband to perform the Hajj pilgrimage suffered a cardiac ...

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Supreme Court extends protection granted to Army Major in Shopian firing incident


Srinagar, July 30: The Supreme Court has extended protection granted to Major Aditya till August 21 in the Shopian firing incident case, a media report said today. Three civilians were killed after army men opened fire in Ganowpora village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on January 27 this year. The then J&K chief minister had ordered an inquiry into the incident. ...

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