Govt engages more retired officers despite ban

JAMMU: The state government Wednesday admitted that despite a ban on reemployment of retired officers, it has engaged five officers. The government, however, invoked “administrative exigencies expressed by the administrative departments for the re-engagement” to justify violation of ban imposed through a cabinet order. The admission came during the proceedings of the Budget Session of […]

Will submit memo to Guv over ‘left out areas’: Mehbooba

Jammu: Opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday said that it  will raise the issue of inclusion of “left out areas” into list of new administrative units with the  Governor. “Areas  which  have been left out from the newly created administrative units have pinned their  hopes on us. They want justice. We had raised the […]

Planning Deptt releases Rs 19900 crore in 3 years

JAMMU: Minister for Planning and Development, Ajay Sadhotra informed the House Wednesday that Planning and Development Department has released an amount of Rs 19,900 crore during last three financial years under different sectors in the State. Replying to a question by Mohammad Sharief Niaz, the minister said that an amount of Rs 6000 crore was […]

Women’s Corporation loan disbursement crosses Rs 80 cr mark

Jammu: The J&K State Women Development Corporation Wednesday crossed Rs 80 crore loan disbursements with Minister for Social Welfare, Sakina Itoo giving away cheques worth Rs 86 lakh to loanees during a awareness camp cum loan mela held at Kalyanpora, Zhiri, here, according to an official statement. This initiative of the Corporation has enabled more […]

No ration cards for new families: Government

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government Wednesday said that no ration cards will be issued to new families, as government of India is providing food grains on the basis of projected population of year 2000 while the population has increased much more since then. While replying to a question in the House, The Consumer and Public […]

Young entrepreneurs launch web-portal for tourism promotion

Young entrepreneurs launch web-portal for tourism promotion

SRINAGAR: To provide easy access and better services to tourists and travelers in Jammu and Kashmir, a local destination marketing organization launched a web portal ‘TravelNshop’ in collaboration with Tourism Department, Kashmir on Wednesday here at a local hotel. Joint Director Tourism Mohd Hussain Mir in presence of Deputy Director Tourism, Shabir Hussain Bhat, Assistant […]

J&K Economic Survey-2014 released

JAMMU: Governement on Wednesday released the Economic Survey-2014 in both the houses of legislature. Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather laid a copy of the survey in Legislative Assembly, whereas CAPD Minister Chaudhary Mohammad Ramzan laid the survey at Legislative Council. Government every year a day prior to releasing the annual budget, release the survey to […]

Zaffar visits Char-e-Sharif, pays tributes to martyrs

Srinagar: Senior Hurriyat Conference (M) leader and chairman Jammu Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM), Zaffar Akbar Bhat Wednesday visited Chari-e-Sharif where he paid tributes to the militants who laid down their lives for the “ongoing freedom struggle.” Zaffar flanked by other party leaders including Molvi Abdul Rashid, Mustaq Kashmiri, Beigh Aijaz, Mohammad Shafi and Abdul Rahim […]

GMC students protest MCI’s course-extension proposal

SRINAGAR: The undergraduate students at Government Medical College (GMC) here Wednesday went on strike and staged protest against the proposed extension in the MBBS course from 5.5 to 7.5 years. The students of first to final year MBBS boycotted the classes after noon and staged protest in the campus against the move proposed by the […]