Anti-encroachment drive against ‘influential’ intensified in Kashmir

Anti-encroachment drive against ‘influential’ intensified in Kashmir

Srinagar: The administration’s anti-encroachment drive intensified on Saturday as the land illegally occupied by “influential persons” was retrieved at many places in the Valley, officials said. Various political parties have demanded that the poor be spared eviction. On Friday, Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha assured that “only influential and powerful people who misused […]

Cop injured in stone pelting in Jammu

Cop injured in stone pelting in Jammu

Jammu: A policeman was injured on Saturday when a group of agitated people pelted law enforcement agencies with stones during an anti-encroachment drive here, officials said. The incident took place in the Malik Market area along the Narwal bypass where the district administration had deployed some earthmover machines to dismantle a car showroom built on […]

Tehsildar injured in Baramulla

Tehsildar injured in Baramulla

Srinagar: A senior revenue department official was injured during an anti-encroachment drive carried out by authorities in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Saturday, officials said. The anti-encroachment drive to retrieve state land was undertaken in the Chakla Rafiabad area of the north Kashmir district, they added. During the drive, some people protested against the […]

Formal order should be issued to spare poor: Azad

Formal order should be issued to spare poor: Azad

Srinagar: Democratic Azad Party (DAP) chief Ghulam Nabi Azad Saturday demanded a formal order from the Raj Bhavan to spare the poor in the ongoing anti-encroachment drive. He also announced his party was putting on hold its proposed UT-wide agitation against evictions as he has been given assurances the poor will not be evicted. “I […]

Target killings not only on individuals but integrity of India: LG

Target killings not only on individuals but integrity of India: LG

Says Govt Working With Full ‘Sensitivity’ To Address All Issues Of KPs Jammu: The Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today inaugurated Special Governance Camp for Kashmiri Migrants at Jagti Colony.The 12-day long camp at 6 locations is aimed to ensure 100% saturation of Social security schemes for Kashmiri migrants. 18 departments have put up their stalls […]

GSI team inspects Doda to ascertain factors for cracks in buildings

GSI team inspects Doda to ascertain factors for cracks in buildings

Doda/Jammu: A team of experts from the Geological Survey of India (GSI) on Saturday inspected a village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district to ascertain the underlying factors for the development of cracks in nearly two dozen concrete buildings, an official said. Doda Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Paul Mahajan said the GSI experts visited the affected […]

Situation Not Akin To Joshimath: Sinha

Situation Not Akin To Joshimath: Sinha

Jammu: Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha Saturday said the administration was keeping a close watch on two dozen structures in Doda developing cracks but denied the situation was akin to the land subsidence witnessed in Joshimath. The best possible assistance will be extended to the affected families of Nai Basti in the Thathri area, situated around […]

J&K eyes 10-15 pc growth in tourist footfalls this year

J&K eyes 10-15 pc growth in tourist footfalls this year

Mumbai: The Jammu and Kashmir administration is expecting 15-20 per cent year-on-year growth in travellers visiting the Union Territory in 2023 and has developed 75 new destinations to reduce footfalls to the most visited places, a top official said on Saturday. Over 1.8 crore people, including 20,000 overseas travellers, visited Jammu and Kashmir after the […]

SC gets 5 new judges

SC gets 5 new judges

New Delhi: Five judges were appointed to the Supreme Court on Saturday, taking the total number of judges in the apex court to 32, two short of the full strength. This comes amid an ongoing tiff between the government and the judiciary over the process of appointing judges to the Supreme Court and the 25 […]

IAF keeping ‘very high level of readiness’: Air commander

IAF keeping ‘very high level of readiness’: Air commander

Visits forward areas on India’s northern borders Jammu: Western Air Commander Air Marshal Pankaj Mohan Sinha on Saturday visited forward areas on the northern borders and lauded the strong counter-infiltration grid along the Line of Control (LoC), a defence spokesman said. The Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief assured that the western command is vigilant for the aerial […]

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