September 26, 2018 2:33 AM

    Not forcing civic polls on people, says chief secretary

    Chief secretary BVR Subrahmanyam said on Tuesday that the upcoming civic elections in Jammu and Kashmir were not being forced on people and asserted that “adequate” security arrangements have been made for smooth conduct of the elections “which are solely about Bijli, Pani, Sadak

    September 26, 2018 2:33 AM

    Governor rule not about deciding Article 35A: CS

    The state government’s stand on pleas challenging constitutional validity of Article 35A in the Supreme Court will remain consistent during the Governor’s rule, the chief secretary BVR Subrahmanyam said on Tuesday.

    September 26, 2018 2:33 AM

    40000 additional forces for 2018 civic polls

    As many as 40,000 additional paramilitary soldiers will be deployed during the urban local bodies’ elections, which is a record in comparison to the 2011 polls when the state government requested for no additional forces.

    September 26, 2018 2:33 AM

    2 militants killed in Sopore

    Two militants were killed in Sopore Tuesday during a fierce firefight with government forces, police said.

    September 26, 2018 2:33 AM

    NC pitches for ‘restoration’ of autonomy at high-level meet

    The National Conference on Tuesday sought restoration of autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir and asked New Delhi and the state government to work towards improving the “deteriorating” situation in the state.

    September 26, 2018 2:33 AM

    50 candidates to contest from 52 municipal wards across south Kashmir

    Only 50 candidates are in fray in the upcoming Urban Local Bodies polls for 53 municipal wards across South Kashmir.

    September 26, 2018 2:33 AM

    160 candidates to contest from north Kashmir

    Around 160 candidates filed their nomination papers for Baramulla Municipal Council and three Municipal Committees of Bandipora, Handwara and Kupwara in North Kashmir on Tuesday.

    September 26, 2018 2:33 AM

    Kishanganga, Ratle projects violate IWT: Pak FM to WB chief

    Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi raised the issue of India's construction on the Kishanganga and Ratle projects during his meeting with World Bank Chief Jim Yong Kim on the sidelines of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly session here.

    September 26, 2018 2:33 AM

    In a first, 1-month extra salary for staff

    The government employees who will be part of civic election duties in Jammu and Kashmir will get an additional one-month salary, the chief secretary BVR Subrahmanyam said on Tuesday, asserting that such an initiative has never been announced in any other state.

    September 26, 2018 2:33 AM

    ‘SPO resignations negligible’

    The chief secretary BVR Subrahmanyam on Tuesday said the state administration is planning to increase the monthly honorarium of special police officers (SPOs), even as he asserted that the number of resignations of SPOs was “negligible” and “confined to certain pockets” in southern Kashmir.

    September 26, 2018 2:33 AM

    Appoint medical expert, not IAS officer, as director health: HC to Govt

    The High Court on Tuesday asked the government to appoint by October 3 someone with knowhow of the medical field, not an IAS officer, as director health service for Kashmir and Jammu.

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