CS chairs HLC meeting of Amarnath Shrine Board

JAMMU: Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam Sunday chaired the 10th meeting of the High-Level Committee (HLC) of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) to review the preparations being made for a safe and hassle-free Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2021. The Chief Secretary reviewed in detail the facilities for safe, smooth, and secure movement of pilgrims particularly […]

Tourism to participate in first ever Virtual Bharat Parv-2021

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department is all set to participate in the Virtual Bharat Parv-2021 being organised from 26 to 31 January 2021 by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, in conjunction with the Republic Day celebrations. The virtual events will showcase India’s rich cultural heritage, cuisine, handicrafts and cultural performances besides […]

Schools to reopen in Jmu from Feb-8, in Kashmir from March-1

Srinagar: The government on Friday ordered re-opening of schools in Jammu and Kashmir in a staggered manner for physical academic activities from February-8 and March-1-2021 respectively. In this regard, an order was issued by the Administrative Secretary to Government for School Education Department, B K. Singh. “All government educational institutions including recognized private schools shall […]

AC approves adoption of J&K PWD Engineering Manual 2020

Jammu: The Administrative Council (AC), which met here under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, approved the adoption of J&K PWD Engineering Manual, 2020 by the Public Works Department (PWD). The Engineering Manual has standardized the engineering practices with an aim to provide uniform code of practice for bringing more transparency and accountability in […]

Kashmir: The year ahead and beyond

Kashmir: The year ahead and beyond

2017 will probably not go down as one of the worst years in recent history. But, on a personal level, most Kashmiris felt fatigue, frustration, and a sense of despondency about how life in Kashmir would probably never change for the better. Life, since 1989, has become a cycle from boom to bust on repeat mode, […]