Tehsildar suspended for putting BJP MLA in BPL category

Tehsildar suspended for putting BJP MLA in BPL category

SRINAGAR: The government on Thursday announced in the House that it has put Tehsildar Khour in Jammu under suspension for making wrong entry in Below Poverty Line (BPL) list. Minister for Revenue and Rehabilitation Basharat Bukhari said Tehsildar Khour has been suspended after the BJP legislator from Chamb in Akhnoor district Dr Krishan Lal Bhagat […]

PDP legislator says Kashmir a conflict zone

PDP legislator says Kashmir a conflict zone

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party legislator Javaid Baig on Thursday said Jammu and Kashmir is a conflict zone that has to fend for its economy due to lack of resources. “It is a conflict zone and you have no country supporting the region financially. We cannot bring investments into the state,” he said while discussing the […]

Secretariat gherao by PHE daily wagers foiled

Secretariat gherao by PHE daily wagers foiled

JAMMU: Police today foiled a protest demonstration of Public Health Engineering (PHE) daily wagers, who tried to gherao the civil secretariat over their long pending demand of regularization of jobs. Police had a tough time stopping the protesting workers from marching towards the Civil Secretariat. A heavy contingent of police had been already deployed on […]

Protests continue in Jammu

Jammu: The students of Jammu University and affiliated colleges on Thursday held demonstration and blocked Tawi Bridge over the police action in the National Institute of Technology campus. The students boycotted their classes and blocked Tawi Bridge for 2 hours to express their solidarity with the NIT Srinagar students. Terming the police action as brutal, […]

NIT Row: Protests held in Jammu

NIT Row: Protests held in Jammu

Jammu: Protests were held in Jammu on Wednesday to support the outstation students of National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar. The students of Jammu University and various colleges here organised a joint rally in protest. Carrying tricolor, the protesting students blocked the Jammu-Pathankot highway near Bikram Chowk for more than an hour, demanding full protection […]

Cong stages rally against GoI’s efforts to ‘destabilise states’

Cong stages rally against GoI’s efforts to ‘destabilise states’

Jammu: Congress staged a protest rally in winter capital of the state against the BJP-led government of India’s alleged attempts to destabilise the party-governed states. The party leaders and activists, led by G A Mir, gathered at the Press Club here and tried to march towards the Dogra Chowk. They also burnt an effigy of […]

Displaced shopkeepers protest in Jagti

Displaced shopkeepers protest in Jagti

Jammu: A large number of shopkeepers and other small traders in Jagti Township today staged a protest demonstration against the Jammu Relief Organization (JRO) who has recently issued a list of shopkeepers who were running shops in erstwhile Camps. The protestors termed the list totally biased and unjustified towards the genuine shopkeepers of Jagti Township, […]

4 yrs on, GTU pensioners deprived of CPC arrears

JAMMU: Despite repeatedly knocking the doors of the concerned authorities from past four years, around 682 Government Transport Undertaking (GTU) pensioners are not getting their pay and leave salary arrears as per the 6th Central Pay Commission calculations. The pensioners alleged successive governments for deliberately putting the issue on the back burner and have appealed […]

Approach roads to Kathua tourist spots in shambles

JAMMU: Despite the fact that crores of rupees have been spent in creating assets in the tourist destinations of Kathua district, the plans of Tourism Department and Jammu and Kashmir State Tourism Development Corporation (JKTDC) to generate revenue from such assets have fallen flat. Reason: Sordid approachable roads are keeping visitors away from visiting these […]