World No Tobacco Day: J&K has 6th highest prevalence of tobacco use in India

‘Slew of measures being taken to decrease percentage of tobacco consumption’ Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory is the 6th State/UT in the country to have high prevalence of tobacco use as over 20 percent of the population is indulging in tobacco consumption, officials said. Talking to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) Dr Mir Mushtaq, … Read more

World No Tobacco Day: 32 percent men, one percent women consume tobacco in J&K: NHFS-5 data

‘Over 60 percent adolescents exposed to tobacco’ Around 32 percent men and one percent women consume tobacco in Jammu and Kashmir with cigarettes being the main tobacco product, NHFS-5 data revealed. Official data available with news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) showed that only 1 percent of women in the age 15-49 group use some form … Read more

World No Tobacco Day: Tobacco smoking in public places on decline in J&K, says Secretary H&ME

‘Leading personalities being roped in to help in campaign to educate people about ill effects of tobacco’ Tobacco smoking at Public places in Jammu and Kashmir is on decline even as leading personalities of J&K are being roped in to help in campaigns to educate people about ill effects of tobacco smoking, Secretary Health and … Read more

Rains Continue, More Forecast As Most Places Record Below Normal Temp In J&K

Rains continued to lash Jammu and Kashmir and barring Pahalgam and Kupwara, night temperature recorded below normal on Wednesday. The meteorological department here has also forecast widespread intermittent light to moderate rain, thunder and lightning with possibility of hailstorm and gusty winds at few places till Friday. A meteorological department official here told GNS that … Read more

Div Com visits Hajj House Bemina; takes stock of facilities for pilgrims

Directs for providing good quality of lodging & boarding facilities The Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Vijay Kumar Bidhuri on Tuesday visited Hajj House Bemina to take first hand appraisal of arrangements and facilities made for the convenience of pilgrims. On the occasion, Div Com was briefed by Chairman J&K Haj Committee, Abdul Salam about … Read more

Forest Department Officer, Employee Arrested for Demanding, Accepting Bribe in Reasi

Anti-corruption Bureau on Tuesday trapped and arrested a forest department officer and an employee for demanding and accepting bribe in Reasi.  “Anti Corruption Bureau received a complaint against Abneet Kumar presently posted at Beat Bharakh with additional charge of Beat Narla Bambal. In the complaint, the complainant alleged that he had taken one dry fallen … Read more

State Executive Committee approves allocation of Rs 28 crores from SDRF and proposals for capacity building initiatives

The State Executive Committee (SEC) of the Department of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (DMRRR), under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, discussed proposal pertaining to the allocation of funds for State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) and approved, among others, allocation of funds to the tune of Rs 28 crores … Read more

Artisane’s ‘dastaan-e-bahaar’ Makes Artisans Relive The Past

Soul-stirring performances by the masters of ‘Sufiyana’ and ‘Tchakri’, traditional devotional songs otherwise fading from the mainstream artform, was organised under the banner of ‘Dastaan-e-Bahaar’ by the ‘House of Ali Shah’ in the Artisane, an art and cultural centre, at Kunzer on the Gulmarg road on Sunday evening. As per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), … Read more

KU VC inaugurates all-women entrepreneurship exhibition

Calls it ‘true reflection of women’s empowerment’ Vice-Chancellor University of Kashmir Prof Nilofer Khan on Monday inaugurated an all-women entrepreneurship exhibition which drew a huge attendance of students and faculty members at the varsity’s main campus. The day-long exhibition was organised by Centre for Women’s Studies and Research (CWSR) and saw participation of 45 young … Read more