Govt to make graft offences non-bailable

Jammu:  The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday tabled a bill to amend the Prevention of Corruption Act 2006 in the Legislative Assembly to make offences under the act cognisable and non-bailable. Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs Abdul Rahim Rather introduced the bill to amend the “Prevention of Corruption Act, Samvat 2006” on behalf […]

2 Judges take charge in SC, taking strength to 31

NEW DELHI: Justices Rajesh Kumar Agarwal and Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana Monday assumed charge as Supreme Court judges, taking the apex court’s strength to 31 including Chief Justice P Sathasivam. Justices Agarwal and Ramana were the Chief Justices of Madras High Court and Delhi High Court respectively. The sanctioned strength of judges in the apex court […]

JKP’s skill upgradation programme begins

SRINAGAR: A skill upgradation programme for thousands of Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel organized by the department in collaboration with Delhi University commenced Monday. In Srinagar two interactive sessions were held in College of Education and District Police Lines, in which about 600 policemen were imparted training in soft skills for better police-public interface by […]

Incentives for GoI employees working in JK extended

New Delhi: Special concessions and incentives including departmental arrangements for stay, security and transportation to the place of work for central government employees working in Jammu and Kashmir have been extended by a year beyond January. The Ministry of Personnel issued an order on Monday in this regard. The concessions include an option for employees […]

GoI raises agri credit target to Rs 8 lakh crore for 2014-15

NEW DELHI: In a bonanza for farmers ahead of general elections, the government of India Monday said it has set an agriculture credit target of Rs 8 lakh crore for 2014-15 as against an expected level of Rs 7.35 lakh crore this fiscal. Presenting the interim budget for the next fiscal, Finance Minister P Chidambaram […]

SC to wait for 6 months to review progress made by govt

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today said it will wait for six months to see the progress made by the government on the issue of fulfilling vacancies in the higher judiciary before entertaining any petition raising this issue. However, a bench headed by chief justice P Sathasivam, appreciated the effort of an NGO, Society For […]

‘Rs 200 cr being spent on construction of 1,788 panchayat offices’

 Jammu: Government Monday said that Rs 200 crore is being spent on the construction of 1,788 panchayat offices along with the renovation of 2,300 existing ones. Minister for Rural Development and Panchayats, Ali Mohd Sagar, shared the information while replying to a question by Congress member Sham Lal Bhagat in the J-K Legislative Council today. […]

Bill introduced to grant land use right to Guj Petronet

Jammu: Government Monday introduced a Bill in the Assembly to provide the right of use to Gujarat Petronet for land which has been acquired for the laying of gas pipelines and other underground public utilities in the state. The Minister of State for Revenue, Ajaz Ahmad Khan introduced the ‘L A Bill No.1 of 2014’ […]

India’s road network jumps over 7-fold in 10 years: FM

NEW DELHI: The road network in the country has witnessed a whopping over seven-fold increase at 3.89 lakh kilometres in the UPA-I and UPA-II regime, Finance Minister P Chidambaram Monday said. “In the year 2004, the country’s highway network was 51,511 km which has now reached 3,89,578 km Monday,” he said in his interim budget […]

Interest subsidy for educational loans taken before March 2009

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister P Chidambaram in his interim budget speech Monday announced a moratorium period for education loans taken up to March 31, 2009 which were outstanding as on December 31, 2013. Under this scheme, government will take over the liability for outstanding interest as on December 31, 2013, but the borrower would have […]