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J&K CS chairs maiden meet of UT Steering Committee on covid-19 vaccination
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J&K CS chairs maiden meet of UT Steering Committee on covid-19 vaccination

In the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), Chief Secretary, BVR Subrahmanyam chaired the maiden meeting of the UT Steering Committee to monitor the roll-out of covid-19 vaccination.The Committee reviewed the arrangements being made to ensure hassle-free and time-bound delivery of covid-19 vaccines across the union territory.Administrative Secretaries of the departments of Health & Medical Education, Home, Social Welfare, Housing & Urban Development, Information, Transport, Rural Development, Tribal Affairs, besides Mission Director, National Health Mission (NHM) and officers from the Army, CRPF and Northern Railways participated in the meeting, an official handout said.The meeting was informed that various covid-19 vaccines are currently in the third phase of cli...
J&K DDC polls: 49% turnout in 2nd phase
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J&K DDC polls: 49% turnout in 2nd phase

State Election Commissioner of the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, K.K. Sharma informed that 48.62% voter turnout was recorded in the second phase of District Development Council (DDC) polls.“The day passed off peacefully,” Sharma told reporters during a press conference. “There has been no untoward or any law and order issue anywhere in Kashmir or in Jammu.”The SEC said that a large number of people have come out to cast their votes during the second phase of the 2020 DDC polls. He said long queues were seen right from the morning despite severe cold conditions in Kashmir division and hilly areas of Jammu division.“A total of 377401 voters, including 201792 males and 175609 females, out of 795118 voters, voted to choose their representatives in their respective councils,” the
J&K LG inaugurates Guru Nanak Chair, University of Jammu Special Purpose Vehicle Foundation
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J&K LG inaugurates Guru Nanak Chair, University of Jammu Special Purpose Vehicle Foundation

The Lieutenant Governor of the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha, who is also the Chancellor of University of Jammu, inaugurated Guru Nanak Chair and University of Jammu Special Purpose Vehicle Foundation Building at the University of Jammu.“Recently when Parliament of India passed the Jammu and Kashmir Official Languages Bill, 2020, on the request of UT Government, the Government of India also agreed to the fact that efforts must be made towards promotion and development of the Punjabi language in J&K and today’s occasion is a major step towards this direction”, Sinha said during the inauguration.He also reiterated J&K Government’s commitment towards encouraging and promoting the Punjabi language in the union territory and assured that the government will ta
J&K Lt Governor’s PS reviews progress of ‘Jan Abhiyan’ for Kashmiri migrants
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J&K Lt Governor’s PS reviews progress of ‘Jan Abhiyan’ for Kashmiri migrants

In a high-level meeting, Principal Secretary to Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor, Nitishwar Kumar reviewed the progress being made during ‘Jan Abhiyan’ programme for Kashmir migrants held in October at Jagti, Muthi and Paloura camps.During the meeting, the Principal Secretary sought a detailed report on the beneficiaries under various centrally sponsored and beneficiary-oriented schemes enrolled during the Jan Abhiyan, and beneficiaries availing benefits thereof.He also took stock of the grievances received and redressed during the Abhiyan.The Principal Secretary stressed on the saturation of centrally sponsored and other beneficiary schemes like PM Suraksha Bima Yojana, PM Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, Old Age Pension Scheme, Window Pension Scheme, PM Sukanya Samriddi Yojana, Mission I
J&K: First phase of DDC polls begin, 1475 candidates in fray
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J&K: First phase of DDC polls begin, 1475 candidates in fray

The first phase of the maiden District Development Council (DDC) polls, and the Panchayat by-elections, began on November 28 (Saturday) in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).The polling has begun for the DDC polls and bypolls to panchyats and urban local bodies across Jammu and Kashmir for the first phase of the eight-phase process, the officials said.296 candidates are contesting the first phase of the DDC polls — 172 from Kashmir division and 124 from Jammu. A total of 1,475 candidates are in the fray for the first phase that includes seats for Panchs and Sarpanchs also, officials said.In all, 280 DDC members will be elected in the elections which will end on December 19. The counting will be held on December 22.This is the first major electoral exercise after the
J&K government to upgrade 180 public schools into smart schools
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J&K government to upgrade 180 public schools into smart schools

In the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the Srinagar city administration has embarked on an ambitious project to transform all government schools with owned buildings in the district on modern lines, equipping them with smart facilities and modern infrastructure.Under the project, a total of 180 schools, including 120 in urban areas and 60 in rural areas of the district, are being upgraded in terms of facilities. These schools will be equipped with modern facilities through interventions at infrastructural and operational levels.The project follows the successful completion of the pilot project of modernising 25 selected government schools taken up and completed during the last fiscal year. This was informed in a meeting convened in Srinagar at a Banquet Hall under the chairman...
Snow cleared from Peer Ki Gali mountain pass
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Snow cleared from Peer Ki Gali mountain pass

After a few days of bad weather, the administration moved men and machinery to the Peer Ki Gali mountain pass in the Pir Panjal Range in India’s Jammu and Kashmir.“At least 1 foot of snow had accumulated along the road”, said Fayaz Ahmad, Assistant Engineer, Mechanical Sub-Division Pulwama, adding that the road has been cleared from this side.“It may take some more time to clear snow from the stretch of the road falling under district Poonch in Jammu division”, he informed.The road, however, continued to remain closed for the third straight day on November 16. “It had started snowing near Peer Ki Gali on November 14 forcing the closure of the road”, said another official. He hoped that the road would open soon for trucks.
J&K: Trout production reaches 35 tons in Kulgam
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J&K: Trout production reaches 35 tons in Kulgam

In the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Kulgam’s District Development Commissioner (DDC) Showkat Aijaz Bhat kickstarted artificial breeding of Rainbow Trout at Trout Farm Chanser.On the occasion, breeding procedures were conducted in presence of DDC Kulgam. DDC Bhat also enquired about the seed production and distribution of seeds among the private and other farms.Assistant Director Fisheries, Shabir Ahmad informed the DDC that the hatchery is producing about 2 lakh fingerlings per annum and quality seed is distributed among the private entrepreneurs of the district besides the government established trout farms.He said that quality seed is also used to stock natural water bodies to augment fish production as a whole in district adding that the district has produced 35 tons of
2008 Mumbai terror attack anniversary: US says standing alongside India in anti-terror fight
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2008 Mumbai terror attack anniversary: US says standing alongside India in anti-terror fight

The United States, on the 12th anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai attack, said that it is “standing alongside” India in the fight against terrorism, and affirmed its commitment to holding the perpetrators of the attack accountable.“On the 12th anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai attack, the US reaffirms its commitment to holding the perpetrators accountable and ensuring justice for the victims, including six Americans. Standing alongside our Indian partners, we remain resolute in the fight against terrorism,” the US Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs of state department said in a tweet.On November 26, 2008, ten terrorists trained by the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT) terrorist organization carried out a series of coordinated attacks against multiple targets in India’s Mumbai city i
China, India in ‘candid, in-depth communication’ to disengage troops in eastern Ladakh: Chinese military
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China, India in ‘candid, in-depth communication’ to disengage troops in eastern Ladakh: Chinese military

The Chinese military on Thursday said that both China and India have maintained "candid and in-depth communication and coordination" to promote disengagement in areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh after the eighth round of talks to resolve the current standoff.The militaries of both the countries held the 8th round of Corps Commander-level meeting on November 6 to resolve the military standoff that erupted in early May."Since the 8th round of China-India Corps Commander-level meeting, the situation in the China-India border areas have remained stable on the whole” Senior Colonel Ren Guoqiang, spokesperson for China's Ministry of National Defence told an online media briefing."Following the meeting, China and India have maintained candid and in-depth communication