Opposition raises Abdullah’s detention

New Delhi: Opposition parties in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday voiced concern over the detention of NC leader Farooq Abdullah and attacked the government over the CAA and NRC, saying it was destroying the social fabric of the nation. Participating in the debate on the Motion of Thanks on the President’s address in the Upper House, […]

No case of coronavirus reported in Kashmir: Atal Dullo

JAMMU: Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo Wednesday said that there is no need to panic about the novel coronavirus as the health machinery is fully geared up to tackle the threat. He said that there is no confirmed case of the virus infection, so far, in the Union Territory of Jammu and […]

Maintain close liaison with public: DGP to officers

Reviews security scenario at Bandipora

JAMMU: Director General of Police Dilbag Singh on Wednesday directed the officers to maintain close liaison with public for maintenance of peace and order. According to the statement, he stated this while reviewing the security scenario in Bandipora. “He chaired a meeting of officers from Army, BSF, CRPF, and jurisdictional Police officers. He was accompanied […]

3 killed in road accidents

Banihal/Bhaderwah: Three persons were killed and four others injured while one went went missing in two separate road accidents in Ramban and Doda districts of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Tuesday. A tractor-trolley plunged into 200-feet gorge while unloading muck near Ramban town on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway late Monday night, resulting in the […]

Ex-PDP legislator, trade leader freed after 6 months

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday released a former PDP legislator and a trade leader from detention after six months, officials said. With the release of the two leaders, the number of people now under detention at the MLA hostel is 15. The hostel has been temporarily converted into a subsidiary jail. Former […]

All farmers to have KCC by March

Compensation disbursement to farmers to be fast tracked

JAMMU: Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam Monday chaired a video conference to review the progress under the Kisan Credit Card (KCC) Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan), disbursement of relief to affected farmers under SDRF, execution of MGNREGA works and other issues. Financial Commissioner, Finance, Secretary, Horticulture, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Secretary, Rural Development, […]

Govt aiming to take governance at people’s doorstep: Secy FCS&CA

Meets deputations during public grievance camp in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Secretary, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA), Pandurang Kondbarao Pole today said that Administrative Secretaries in Jammu and Kashmir would be staying connected with people to provide good governance at their doorsteps. Speaking to various deputations during the public outreach programme held here, Pole said that Government has started a novel initiative of […]

Fin min delivers longest Budget speech

Peppers it with Kashmiri verse, populist measures

New Delhi: A Kashmiri verse, quotes from Tamil poets and references to Saraswati-Sindhu civilisation dotted Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s 160-minute long marathon Budget speech on Saturday which was cut short at the fag end after she felt unwell. As the minister, clad in a bright yellow sari with a light green border, delivered the longest […]

FC recommends 1 pc share

New Delhi: The 15th Finance Commission on Saturday recommended 41 per cent share in the divisible pool of taxes for states and 1 per cent for the newly created Union territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh for the financial year 2020-21, thus retaining the devolution formula of the earlier Commission. The 14th Commission had […]

Truck driver cousin of Pulwama suicide bomber: DGP

Two more arrested

Jammu: Director General of Police Dilbag Singh on Friday said the truck driver ferrying Jaish-e-Mohammed militants to Kashmir is the cousin of Pulwama suicide bomber Adil Dar who killed 40 CRPF personnel last year. Three JeM militants were killed on Friday in a fierce gunbattle with police at a toll plaza on the Jammu-Srinagar national […]