From assembly: Rebukes rain on govt after snowfall

From assembly: Rebukes rain on govt after snowfall

Jammu: Legislators of the ruling PDP-BJP joined the opposition NC and Congress on Wednesday in cornering the government on the issue of hardships faced by people because of the recent snowfall in the state. The opposition members had stormed into the well of the house accusing the government of failing to restore road connectivity and […]

Net spending on development works getting cheaper: Drabu

Net spending on development works getting cheaper: Drabu

JAMMU: Finance minister Haseeb Drabu said on Wednesday the net spending on implementation of developmental works has been getting cheaper since 2014-15, a change he attributed to “gradual change-making”. In 2014-15, J&K was spending Rs 5.62 for every rupee it invested in developmental activities and in the revised estimates for 2016-17, this ratio has reached […]

Devender Rana questions army’s impunity

Devender Rana questions army’s impunity

Jammu: The NC’s provincial president for Jammu and MLA from Nagrota Devender Rana on Wednesday said in the legislative assembly that the army was no holy cow and could be questioned “on any issue pertaining to civilian matters.” Rana was referring to an incident in his constituency in which a civilian was injured in army […]

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 […]

FROM ASSEMBLY: Oppn creates ruckus over Kathua incident

FROM ASSEMBLY: Oppn creates ruckus over Kathua incident

Jammu: Chaotic scenes were witnessed on Tuesday in the assembly as Opposition created pandemonium and accused the government of not acting against the RSS men who had attacked Muslims in a Kathua village. As soon as house started its proceedings, Opposition members stormed into the well of the House and demanded a discussion over the […]

Most of illegally occupied forest land in Jammu

Most of illegally occupied forest land in Jammu

SRINAGAR: At 21,564 acres, Jammu accounts for the bulk of the total 30,076 forest land illegally occupied by people, forest minister Lal Singh told the assembly on Friday. In Kashmir division, people have encroached upon 8510 acres of forest land. Singh said the forest department has taken effective steps to free the land of encroachments. […]

From assembly: Haseeb Drabu eats humble pie

From assembly: Haseeb Drabu eats humble pie

By A Aalim Ahmad Srinagar: Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu had to eat humble pie when opposition legislators foiled his attempt to make a brief speech in the legislative assembly in response to Leader of Opposition Omar Abdullah ‘s speech in the House a day earlier. Drabu sought speaker Kavinder Gupta’s permission to quickly put across […]

Merging Kashmiri Muslims with mainstream India need of hour: Lone

Merging Kashmiri Muslims with mainstream India need of hour: Lone

Srinagar: Social welfare minister Sajjad Gani Lone said on Thursday the “need of the hour is to merge Kashmiri Muslims with the mainstream India”. Lone, while replying to a question by MLAs Charanjeet Singh, Dharamvir Singh Oberoi and Vinod Gupta on the setting up of a minority commission in the state, said there is no […]

Oppn again seeks govt’s reply on industrial policy

Oppn again seeks govt’s reply on industrial policy

Srinagar: The opposition once again created uproar in the Legislative Council on Thursday, seeking reply from the government as to what prompted it to modify the Industrial Policy. The legislators from Congress and National Conference created noisy scenes in the council, questioning the silence of the government over the concerns raised by the opposition. The […]