House discusses grants of departments under CM

House discusses grants of departments under CM

JAMMU: Several members took part in the discussion on Demands of Grants for General Administration Department including Science & Technology Information Technology in Legislative Assembly today. Omar Abdullah and former Chief Minister said the Government is accountable and answerable for all its promises and opposition would not let any politics happen on the issues of […]

Employee grievances on pay anomalies being examined: Govt

Employee grievances on pay anomalies being examined: Govt

JAMMU: Minister of State for Finance, Ajay Nanda today informed the Legislative Assembly that the grievances of employees regarding pay anomalies were being examined by the government. Replying to a question by Neelam Langeh, he said in pursuance to the implementation of 6th Pay Commission recommendations, the government constituted a Pay Anomaly Committee in October […]

104577 unemployed registered with Govt: Abdul Haq

104577 unemployed registered with Govt: Abdul Haq

Minister for Rural Development & Panchayati Raj and Law & Justice Abdul Haq Khan Saturday said the Department of Employment has registered 104577 unemployed youth in the state. Replying to a question, the Minister said 58796 unemployed youth are registered in Kashmir valley and 45781 in Jammu division.  The unemployed youth include MBBS and Engineering […]

Police intervene to release youth from Andhra

Police intervene to release youth from Andhra

Srinagar: Five youth from Shopian detained on suspicion by Vijaywada Police in Andhra Pradesh were released after intervention of District Police Shopian, sources said on Saturday. The detained youth were identified as Javaid Ahmad Dar son of Abdul Rehman Dar of Safanagri Shopian, Javaid Akbar son of Mohammad Akbar Wani of Darwani, Amir Paul son […]

Govt taking measures to meet dearth of staff in schools: Naeem Akhtar

Govt taking measures to meet dearth of staff in schools: Naeem Akhtar

Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar Saturday said the government has taken several initiatives to meet the dearth of teaching staff in the government schools across the State. Responding to a question by Aijaz Ahmed Khan regarding the vacant posts in Gool-Arnas constituency, the Minister said that against the sanctioned strength of 1984 posts in various […]

Justice Attar given farewell

Justice Attar given farewell

JAMMU: Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar, Judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court was accorded warm send-off at a function organized in the Chief Justice’s Court here. Justice Attar is retiring on superannuation on 29 January 2017. Judges of the J&K High Court, Advocate General, members of the Bar Association, lawyers and judicial officers were […]

Zulfkar for creating durable assets under MGNREGA

Zulfkar for creating durable assets under MGNREGA

JAMMU: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali Saturday exhorted upon Rural Development Department officers to ensure creation of durable assets under MGNREGA for larger interest of the society. The Minister, while chairing a meeting of officers of Rural Development Department and Panchayats, assessed the progress on various development works being […]

LA mourns Sayeed Mukhtar’s demise

JAMMU: The Legislative Assembly on Saturday condoled the sudden demise of Deputy Secretary Assembly Secretariat, Sayeed Mukhtar Ahmed Bukhari, who breathed his last on the intervening night of 27/28 January 2017. As soon as the House convened in the morning, the Speaker, Kavinder Gupta informed about the sudden demise of the Deputy Secretary. The House […]

KVK Ganderbal felicitated

Srinagar: The scientists credited with revival of Ambri apple crop and contributions in the field of agriculture and allied sectors were felicitated at a recent ceremony. Head of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ganderbal Dr Shamim Ahmad Simnani has done outstanding work in the revival of Kashmir’s famed Ambri apple besides establishment and popularization of high density […]

NC wakes up on Hari Singh resolution two days later

NC wakes up on Hari Singh resolution two days later

Jammu: The opposition National Conference on Friday staged walkout from the legislative council against the passage of resolution recommending state holiday on the birth anniversary of last Dogra monarch Maharaja Hari Singh. The NC described the passage of the resolution as undemocratic and demanded rejection of it. As the house proceedings commenced, the NC legislators […]