Another shouting match, walkout in assembly

Another shouting match, walkout in assembly

Jammu: The opposition National Conference on Tuesday staged a walkout from the Legislative Assembly on the issue of power outage and lack of snow-clearing arrangements. Senior NC leader and legislative assembly member from Khanyar, Ali Mohammad Sagar raised the issue as soon as the question hour began. He asked the government to reveal what steps […]

Kashmir beats Jammu in unemployment!

Kashmir beats Jammu in unemployment!

Jammu: The state government on Tuesday admitted that the unemployment was the biggest challenge faced by the government with 58796 unemployed youth registered from Kashmir division as compared to 45781 youth registered in Jammu division. Replying to a question from National Conference legislator Mubarak Gul, the government revealed that in Srinagar district 5366 youth are […]

‘Govt committed to encourage Urdu’

‘Govt committed to encourage Urdu’

Jammu: The government on Tuesday highlighted its commitment to safeguard and encourage the use of Urdu language extensively being used in revenue, police, administration and the subordinate judiciary besides being the official language of the state. In a written reply to PDP legislator Aijaz Ahamd Mir’s query, the government informed that it is committed to […]

Drabu sums up power woes: Scant supply, gross misuse

Drabu sums up power woes: Scant supply, gross misuse

Jammu: Finance minister Haseeb Drabu said on Friday that the state of Jammu and Kashmir was buying and consuming more power than the national average and other hill states, but transmission losses, evasion of bills, and misuse left it short of electricity. “I can assure this house that as far as power supply is concerned, […]

Govt Actively Pursuing Transfer of Power Project: Dy CM

Govt Actively Pursuing Transfer of Power Project: Dy CM

Jammu: The government on Thursday informed the lower house that transfer of power projects from the NHPC is an important part of the state government’s development agenda. To NC legislator Devinder Singh Rana’s question, the government said,’’ Finance Minister in the Power Budget speech 2015- 2016  has mentioned that transfer of hydel projects, and in […]

Government failed to retrieve 80 per cent encroached forest land

Government failed to retrieve 80 per cent encroached forest land

Jammu: The government has failed to retrieve over 80 per cent of the encroached forest land throughout the state, while it managed to retrieve around 20 percent of the encroachments in the last three years. In a written reply to the question raised by the BJP legislator for Jammu East Rajesh Gupta, the government has […]

Speaker says no to discussion on judicial probe, Oppn walks out

Speaker says no to discussion on judicial probe, Oppn walks out

Jammu: Opposition created ruckus in the assembly once again on Wednesday, seeking a discussion on the demand for a judicial probe into 2016 killings. Opposition legislators trooped into the well of the House and shouted slogans against the government, calling it as an agent of Bajrang Dal and RSS. They disrupted business of the House […]