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34% people have access to safe drinking water in Kashmir: Census Survey

Bureau Report Agence India Press   Srinagar: Only 34.7 per cent of the total population in Jammu and Kashmir has access to safe drinking water, according to a census report.   While addressing a press conference Joint Director of Census Jammu and Kashmir C.S Sapru said, “Only 34.7 percent of the state’s population is consuming … Continue reading

Kashmir: Five LeT militants shot dead in encounter

Bureau Report Agence India Press   Srinagar: In the first major encounter, Security forces today shot dead five Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants in Handwara area of Kupwara district.   Acting on specific information a joint team of Handwara Police, 21 RR and 92 Bn CRPF cordoned off Panjwani forests and village Laribal Handwara, spokesman said.   … Continue reading

Tax rise affects livelihood: Gold traders

Up in arms against Union Budget S Maqsood Agence India Press     Srinagar: All Jammu and Kashmir Gold Dealers Association protested against recent 2012-13 Union Budget announcement of charging to bring unbranded precious jewellery under the excise duty net and raise customs duty on gold bars and coins.   Over 500 jewellery shops in … Continue reading

As Kashmir move towards normalcy, Educational standards flourish

Sheikh Imran Bashir Agence India Press   Srinagar: As valley is witnessing improvement politically, the same has delivered an effect on the education sector-“Improvement in academic results”   The Jammu & Kashmir Bose officials believe that the improvement in the situation come over years as a boon to the state’s Board of School Education, which … Continue reading

JK Govt announces reward for successful plantation

Bureau Report Agence India Press   Srinagar: In a Bid to boost the plantation drive in valley, the Jammu& Kashmir government today announced a reward programme for the institutions who will plant maximum saplings, statement said here.   “In order to give fillip to the plantation drive in the Valley, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Dr … Continue reading

Kashmir: 5 killed 30 wounded in road accident

Bureau Report Agence India Press   Jammu: Five persons were killed while 31 others wounded in a road accident on Jammu – Srinagar National Highway in Ramban, Jammu & Kashmir district this morning. Reports reached to Agence India Press that, the accident occurred when a passenger bus on its way from Jammu to Srinagar rolled … Continue reading

Visitors will see 8 new Tulip varieties this year in Kashmir‘s Tulip garden

Sheikh Imran Bashir Agence India Press   Srinagar: The garden has become a major attraction and an ideal visiting spot for both tourists and locals in Kashmir while as, arrangements continued in an annual tulip garden opening ceremony in Kashmir.   The tulip garden in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir state is … Continue reading

Kashmir: Militant killed in on going encounter

Bureau Report Agence India Press   Srinagar: One Militant has been killed in an ongoing gun battle between security forces and militants that broke out in Chander Hama Village of North Kashmir’s Pallahalan, Pattan town On Thursday.   “Acting on a tip off we cordoned a house in chander Hama Palhalan where militants were hiding … Continue reading

Car bomb explosion in Kashmir kills driver, wounds 16 people

Bureau Report Agence India Press   Srinagar: One person was killed and other sixteen civilians were injured in a car blast at Bijbehara in south Kashmir, some 28 miles (45 kilometres) south of Srinagar on Thursday.   “A suspected militant was driving the car when bomb exploded accidentally”. “Initial reports suggest the car’s driver died … Continue reading

Baig deserves pity: NC

Bureau Report Agence India Press   Jammu: To the statement of former Deputy Chief Minister and senior PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig, the J&K National Conference spokesman said Baig’s baseless utterances deserve no cognizance because he suffers from psychological disorder and gets into spells of unstable behaviour.   The National Conference spokesman said Baig has … Continue reading