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Srinagar: Under the smart city project, the administration of Jammu and Kashmir is mulling to renovate at least 16 religious places across Srinagar in the next financial year. Sources within the tourism department told Kashmir News Observer that the plans for the renovation of the religious places including temples, shrines, Gurudwara and churches within Srinagar are being formulated in April this year. A senior official from Tourism department, Syed Zahoor Ahmed said: “At present, the…

Anantnag: A 49-year-old man was killed in a road accident near a college in Thajwara area of Achabal in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Thursday morning. An official said that the man was hit by a tipper near Thajwara and he was immediately rushed to GMC Anantnag hospital for treatment, where he was declared dead on arrival. The official identified the deceased as Naseeb Ahmad Wani son of Khazir Wani, a resident of Wangam locality…

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Thursday claimed to have arrested a notorious criminal and recovered a sharp-edged weapon from his possession in Gharota area of Jammu. In a statement issued to the news agency Kashmir News Observer, a spokesperson said that a police team of police station Gharota led by SHO Khyatimaan Khajuria while on naka duty at Kanger Talab rounded up a suspect namely Farman Ali son of Sher Mohammad, a resident…

New Delhi: With 53,476 fresh COVID cases reported in 24 hours, India saw the biggest single-day jump in total infections in nearly five months. As the country continues to see a worrying surge in infections amid concerns over a second COVID wave, the government of India yesterday said a new “double mutant variant” of the coronavirus has been detected in 18 states in the country in addition to many other strains or variants of concern…

Srinagar: Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Wednesday said that it will conduct the elections for Executive Committee and Office Bearers under the supervision of Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar. The spokesperson of KCCI in a statement welcomed the direction of the High Court for conducting the elections for Executive Committee and Office Bearers within one month and by the end of April 2021. The six members committee shall conduct an election under the…

‘End of hostilities between Indo-Pak will have major impact on furtherance of peace in JK’ Srinagar: National Conference (NC) on Wednesday welcomed renewed engagement between India and Pakistan, saying that the end of hostilities between the two nations will have a major impact on the furtherance of peace in Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement, Party spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar said that the thaw in the Indo-Pakistan relations is bound to have a positive impact…

Srinagar: Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam on Wednesday chaired a meeting to review the preparations being made for a safe and hassle-free Amarnathji Yatra 2021. Principal Secretary to Lieutenant Governor/CEO, SASB, Administrative Secretaries of departments of Public Works (R&B), Industries and Commerce, and Tourism besides Divisional Commissioners of Kashmir & Jammu, concerned Deputy Commissioners and Additional CEO SASB participated in the meeting. The Chief Secretary reviewed the arrangements for safe, smooth, and secure movement…

Srinagar: After the successful conduct of the Annual Regular examination of Class 10th, 11th and 12th Session, 2020 of Jammu, Kahsmir and Ladakh, JKBOSE is ready to conduct the third phase of the said examination in the Summer Zone areas of Jammu Province in April. Chairperson, JKBOSE, Professor Veena Pandita in her message has extended her best wishes to the students. “Year 2020 has been a difficult year for all of us on account of…

Srinagar: The former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti will appear before the Enforcement Department (ED) on Thursday. PDP Chief told reporters that she will appear before the ED at its Srinagar office at 11:00, in the morning. today. Pertinently, ED had issued summon to Mehbooba Mufti on March 5 this year, asking her to appear before the agency for questioning in a money laundering case in…

Srinagar: Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Wednesday welcomed a recent tweet by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi that encouraged the people of the country to cherish JK’s spectacular natural beauty and hospitable culture of its people. In a statement, Bukhari said that from the past two years, like other sectors of the economy, the tourism industry in Jammu and Kashmir was severely hit. However, Modi’s tweet at this point of time…