Time not right for AFPSA withdrawal: Azad

Time not right for AFPSA withdrawal: Azad

Suhail Punjabi Jammu: India’s Health Minister and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad Monday voiced  his opposition to withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act(AFSPA)  from Jammu and Kashmir, few days after Omar Abdullah vowed to see the end of the controversial law during his tenure as the Chief Minister of the state. “Chief Minister […]

Liquor baron, IAS officers booked in land scam

Jammu: The State Vigilance Organisation(SVO)  has booked a liquor baron and several IAS officers in connection with a land scam. A case has been registered against Bansi Lal Gupta and some (IAS) officers of Revenue Department in connection with registration of prime land of Jammu Development Authority (JDA) in Roshni land scam, a senior SVO […]

‘JK should enhance retirement age of doctors’

Jammu: Congress leader and India’s  Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Monday  asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to raise the retirement age of doctors so that the health sector did not suffer for want of adequate staff. Azad said this after inaugurating a 220-bed Super Speciality Hospital besides launching Rashtriya Bal Swasthya […]

‘Over 2 lakh gun licenses issued since 2009’

Jammu: Government Monday said that over two lakh gun licenses have been issued by the District Magistrates in the state since 2009. “Since 2009 till date, 2,07,721 gun licenses have been issued by the District Magistrates in the state,” Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said in a written reply to a question of JKNPP member Mohammad […]

Fidayeen scare in Jammu

Fidayeen scare in Jammu

Jammu: Panic gripped the city of temples Sunday when a local informed the police about a suspect in army fatigues and an assault rifle. The police swung into action and launched a massive manhunt to nab the suspect. Police assisted by the special operations group (SOG) searched Panjthirthi and its adjoining areas. “The operation continued […]

Mehbooba appeals youths to bring in change in J&K

Mehbooba appeals youths to bring in change in J&K

JAMMU: Terming the youth as the “vehicle of change”, opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Saturday urged them to use their energies and potential in shaping a new political order in the state. “Youth are the main source of success. The young population should use their energies and potential in shaping a new political order in […]

TWO GOVT OFFICIALS BOOKED IN REASI

REASI: Police have arrested two officials of Social Welfare Department, working in the ICDS programme, along with two locals in Mahore area of district Reasi for misappropriating food items meant for supply to the ICDS centers. An investigation by the police has revealed that the officials sold the food items including cereals, pulses, sugar, biscuits […]

Rs 106 cr spent for backward regions in Jammu

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir government Saturday said that an amount of Rs 106.73 crore has been spent under Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF) in Jammu province during the last four years. Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Ali Mohammad Sagar informed the House that an amount of Rs 106.73 crore has been spent under […]

JK to provide over 36000 solar lights in villages

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir government is in the process of providing 36,891 solar home lights and street lights to 299 villages and hamlets in the state. Minister of State for Science and Technology, Feroz Ahmed said that so far 244 villages and 15 hamlets have been provided with solar home lighting system from last few […]

‘676 new sub-health centres sanctioned under NRHM’

Jammu: Government of India  has sanctioned 676 new sub-health centres in Jammu and Kashmir under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), the state Assembly was informed Friday. Minister for Health and Medical Education Taj Mohi-ud-Din stated this in a reply to a question in the Legislative Assembly. “Out of the 676 new sub health centres, twelve […]

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