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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday ordered transfer of 25 SSPs and SPs in Jammu and Kashmir with immediate effect. According to Home Department’s order, a copy of which lies with GNS, Rayees Mohammad Bhat (IPS), AIG (P&T), PHQ has been transferred and posted as SSP Baramulla vice Abdul Qayoom. Dr. Vinod Kumar (IPS), awaiting orders, has been posted as SSP Poonch Ramesh Kumar Angral. Sandeep Choudhary (IPS), SP Anantnag has been transferred and…

Srinagar: Shopkeepers across Srinagar city markets have unilaterally increased the price of vegetables, fruit and other commodities by their will, raising eyebrows from the public. Locals said that shopkeepers in Srinagar markets have increased the rates upon their free will. A consumer while taking to KDC said, “I usually buy vegetables from the Amirakadal market but vegetable vendors there have increased the rates by 15-20%. He said that the government has no regular checking squads…

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday amended its warrant of precedence, placing chairpersons of the district development councils equivalent to administrative secretaries and IGPs. According to the warrant of precedence, a copy of which lies with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), chairpersons of DDCs have been placed at serial number 26 in the protocol list. They have been placed equal to administrative secretaries, divisional commissioners/IGPs, joint secretaries to the Government of India…

Srinagar: Srinagar tops from bottom in Urban Ministry’s “Ease of Living Index”. Ease of living index is a tool used to assess the quality of life, economic ability, sustainability and resilience of a city. Out of 49 cities ranked in the million plus category of the liveability index, Srinagar ranks last in the list with a score of 42.9 while Jammu secured 27th spot in the list with a score of 52.49. In the million…

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has ordered for social media profiles of the government employees, including Facebook and Twitter, before a salary or allowance is paid to them. Reiterating that all the new entrants need verification by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), the administration has directed the department heads and new entrants to furnish these details via a government e-mail “to avoid violation of cybersecurity instructions of the government”. The government, however, said that…

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration Thursday directed the Administrative Secretaries, Divisional Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners and head of the departments to ensure no new entrant in the Government Service is paid salary, allowances till verification by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) The circular, issued by the Commissioner/Secretary to Government, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi states that some dubious characters have been paid salaries and other allowances, without obtaining their mandatory CID verification. The officers concerned have been…

Srinagar: Giving a major push towards transforming Srinagar into more vibrant and modern City, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today inaugurated and laid foundation stones for scores of public utilities and developmental projects worth Rs 26.6 crore being carried out under prestigious Srinagar Smart City Project. To upgrade the fire services apparatus of the Srinagar city, the Lt Governor inaugurated the strengthening of Fire safety and Emergency Response System costing Rs 6.5 crore including two new…

SMC fails to open dog sterilization center at Tengpora after two years Srinagar: Canine terror looms large across Kashmir as more than 30,000 dog bite cases have been reported in Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital (SMHS) alone, for the last five years. Official data of anti-rabies clinic SMHS hospital accessed by Free Press Kashmir reveals that more than 3,700 dog bite cases were reported in SMHS hospital in the current fiscal year which indicates the…

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government on Tuesday sanctioned the transfer of functions and functionaries regarding several divisions of Jal Shakti Department to Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) as mandated under 74thConstitutional Amendment. In this regard an order issued here today by the Jal Shakti Department accorded the transfer of Jal Shakti (PHE) City Division-I Jammu, Jal Shakti (PHE) City Division-II Jammu, PHE Mechanical Division North Jammu, PHE Mechanical Division South Jammu and Mechanical Urban Circle,…

Srinagar: The administration of Jammu and Kashmir has ordered that the value of land notified in terms of Jammu and Kashmir Preparation and Revision of Market Value Guideline Rules, 2011 should adequately be factored in while determining the property tax. In a notification, the Housing and Urban Development Department has ordered that the value of land notified is adequately factored in while determining the unit area values for levy of property tax under different laws.…