J&K govt extends ban on 4G internet services except in two districts, check details
Wednesday, 21 October 2020 The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday prolonged the ban on 4G internet services in the Union Territory till November 12 except for Ganderbal and Udhampur districts.. A notification issued by the Jammu and Kashmir administration...
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on December 01 informed that Union Territory has recorded 3726 active COVID-19 cases and the positivity rate of the national capital is gradually declining."The rate of RT-PCR test has also been decreased from Rs 2400 to Rs 800 while home sampling will cost Rs 1200," said Jain.
Army Chief General MM Naravane on Saturday said that terrorists across the border are making desperate attempts to infiltrate into the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and disrupt normal democratic processes."With the ongoing situation on our western borders, terrorism continues to be a serious threat, and that is not abating in spite of all efforts made. There are terrorist launch pads and terrorists across the line of control (LoC) making desperate attempts to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir to disrupt normal democratic processes," Naravane said. He said that with the onset of winters, last-ditch attempts are being made to infiltrate before the passes close and level of snow make it impossible to cross over. Meanwhile, first phase of DDC polls ended in J&K with nearly 52% voting turnout. Watch the full video for more details.
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Voting is underway in Jammu and Kashmir for the first phase of District Development Councils (DDC) election. J&K goes to polls first time after the abrogation of Article 370. People were seen outside Shamasabad polling station in Budgam. 43 out of 280 constituencies in the Union Territory are going to polls. The contest is among the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration, the BJP & the Apni Party. As many as 1,475 candidates are in the fray for the first phase of the polls. Elections for District Development Councils are being held in eight phases. It will conclude on Dec 19 and counting of votes will be held on December 22. Watch the full video for more.
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A fire broke out at a two-wheeler showroom in JandK's Udhampur. The incident happened at Shiv Nagar area. Fire is under control now. "Three fire engines are on the spot. The fire is in control now. Three firefighters have sustained burn injuries during the operation," said a fire department official.
To enforce punctuality of the staff and availability of doctors and paramedical staff, a face recognition biometric attendance apparatus has been installed at District Hospital in Udhampur. The order will bring transparency and accountability and will help to maintain the records of health care workers. In order to ensure discipline and punctuality of employees in offices, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has directed for installation of face recognition biometric attendance system in all government offices. Locals of Udhampur also hailed the government decision.
Farmers in Udhampur are facing water shortage problems due to lack of rain. "Our farmers faced water problems this year and the cultivation schedule got delayed. I'd like govt of India to make some irrigation arrangements so the farmers can get relief," said a sarpanch.
Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir region received fresh spell of snowfall and rain which have triggered cold wave conditions in the region. The snowfall led to closure of several roads connecting remote villages in the area. In view of heavy snowfall in the higher reaches of the valley, a 'low danger' avalanche warning was issued for Poonch, Rajouri, Ramban, Doda, Anantnag, Kulgam, Baramulla, and Ganderbal.
Ganderbal football academy is grooming young players in Jammu and Kashmir. Budding talent of Kashmir is taking up the world-popular sport. With an aim to ace the game and sharpen their skills, players from the region are getting professional training at the academy. The football academy was started by coach, Afaaq Rahim.
A girls' hostel, with a capacity of 100 beds, is being constructed in the Ganderbal district's Kangan here which aims to provide relief to students from the tribal communities who travel long distances every day for studies. Students from far-flung areas, especially from the Gujjar and Bakarwal communities are often unable to afford private accommodation in the district and are expected to greatly benefit from the new hostel being built under the Centre's Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA).The project is being carried out by the Roads and Building department of the Jammu and Kashmir administration. According to Ishfaq Rather, Junior Engineer of the project, the cost of the 597-square meter hostel is about Rs 306 lakhs and comes equipped with spacious dorms, washrooms on floors, a warden's room, and a medical room. "The hostel is a two-story building and has been approved under the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan. It is being built at a cost of about 306 lakhs and covers 597 square meters. Each floor has washroom facilities. A warden's room and medical facility will also be built," Rather said. "About 80 per cent of the construction is complete, including the framework and structure of the building. Just the finishing and cleaning up are left. We hope to complete it within a couple of months," he added. Local residents lauded the project, saying that it would provide much-needed accommodation to poor students. "Students who come from far-flung areas have to travel several kilometers every day to reach their educational institutions. This is an excellent step by the government as the girls will now be able to focus on their studies," a local resident, told ANI. Asif Ahmad, a local student, also hailed the move, saying that many young girls from the Gujjar Bakarwal tribes would benefit greatly. "Students have to travel for hours daily for their studies. Winter nights are especially difficult for girls as it gets dark early and many have left their studies due to this issue. This 100-bedded hostel will be able to accommodate students and will greatly help in the upliftment of the Gujjar Bakarwal community," Ahmad said.
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