State govt has failed to provide jobs to KPs: Youth body

Jammu: An organisation working for Kashmiri Pandits today accused the Jammu and Kashmir government of failing to provide jobs to 221 youths under the prime minister’s rehabilitation package for the community. In a memorandum to Governor N N Vohra, the Youth All India Kashmir Samaj (YAIKS) alleged that the government was “discouraging” Kashmiri Pandit youths […]

Around 1382 kanals of state land occupied in different states

 SRINAGAR: Around 1382 Kanals of land owned by Jammu & Kashmir state in other parts of India have been illegally occupied by individuals and (Indian) government departments, the government revealed in the Legislative Council on Tuesday. In a written reply to legislator Firdous Ahmad Tak, the government said that around 1251 kanals and 4 marlas of land […]

Brigadier-level flag meeting held in Poonch

Jammu: India has lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over alleged ceasefire violations at brigadier-level flag meeting along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district. “We have lodged a strong protest with Pakistan Army authorities over the ceasefire violations along LoC in Poonch at the brigadier-level flag meeting of the Indian and Pakistan today,” […]

LC panel calls for ‘recasting flawed Master Plans’

“Government should come up with a legal framework within ten days to keep in abeyance sealing and demolition of illegal constructions that have taken place till December 2013, until a comprehensive Master Plan is put in place” JAMMU: The House Committee of Legislative Council constituted to look into the use of residential areas for commercial […]

Focusing on infrastructure along Ladakh border to tackle Chinese trangression: Army

Jammu: To resolve the incidents of Chinsese transgression along  the Ladakh border, the Army is focusing on infrastructure development, a top Army commander said Wednesday. “We are focusing in Ladakh for infrastructural building and capability building (along the Sino-Indian border in Ladakh sector),” GOC-in-C Northern Command, Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra told reporters here . The […]

India has avenged LoC killings: Army Chief

India has avenged LoC killings: Army Chief

New Delhi: Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh Monday said India will respond in equal measure if Pakistan breaks any rules as he revealed that 10 Pakistani soldiers had been killed in a recent military action. He rejected the perception that Indian military has not retaliated against the beheading of its soldiers by Pakistani troops last […]

Emergency medical aid on phone soon, says Minister

JAMMU: In a major healthcare reform, the Jammu and Kashmir Medical department will soon launch ‘102 Emergency Referral Ambulance Service on ‘ 102 ‘ toll free helpline in the state, with special focus to provide immediate medicare to the needy persons in rural areas. This was revealed by the Minister of State for Health, Shabir […]

NC slams ‘elements’ trying to foil the plan

JAMMU: A day after Chief Minister Omar Abdullah railed against alleged “hurdles” being created over his bid to set up new administrative units in the state, the ruling National Conference on Sunday called for those elements to be exposed who were trying to obstruct such attempts. Referring to Omar’s plan to create new administrative units […]

Youth dies of electrocution at Army officers’ mess in Udhampur

Udhampur: A 30-year-old man, working at Army officers’ mess in Udhampur district of the state, died after receiving electric shock, police said on Sunday. Joginder Kumar of Kamti Malarh received a severe shock at Army officers’ mess at Rehmble area in Udhampur, they said. A case has been registered and the body was handed over […]

Govt aims at fully empowering Panchayat Raj: Omar

Govt aims at fully empowering Panchayat Raj: Omar

Jammu: Facing flak from ally Congress over its alleged failure to fully empower Panchayat Raj system, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday promised to soon make it a reality. “A three-tier and fully empowered Panchayat system ruling the roost in the state will also be a reality. The fully empowered Panchayat System in the state is […]

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