MLAs riled up over ‘lal batis’ to Guv, others

Jammu: Legislative  Assembly Tuesday erupted in pandemonium as members held  protests over the approval of use of red beacons for public servants while they were denied the privilege, forcing the Speaker to adjourn the House. The state cabinet yesterday approved the use of red beacons to the Governor, Chief Minister, Chief Justice, Chief Secretary, DGP […]

Rs 1557 cr needed for newly-created admin units

Jammu: Having recently approved 659 new administrative units in the state, Jammu and Kashmir government now requires nearly Rs 1557 crore annually for creation of requisite infrastructure for the newly-created administrative units. Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Ajaz Ahmed Khan informed the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday that nearly Rs 1557 crore would be required annually […]

Soldier shoots self

Jammu: An Army soldier  allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in Poonch district Tuesday. Deployed in forward area in Poonch, 23-year-old sepoy Parna Murmu allegedly shot himself with his service rifle at 0900 hrs, the PRO Defence said. The soldier, who hailed from Madhepura district in Bihar, was performing his duty […]

1,816 foreigners living in Jammu

Jammu:  As many as 1,816 foreigners, including many refugees, were residing in Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir government Tuesday informed the state Assembly today. In a written reply to the question of Chaman Lal Gupta, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said 1,816 foreign nationals were residing in Jammu on different grounds. Of them, 381 Myanmar (Burma) families […]

61 gazetted officers prosecuted in 3 yrs: Govt

Jammu: As many as 61 gazetted officers have been prosecuted in the last three years in Jammu and Kashmir, the state government said Tuesday. In a written reply to a question of a Congress member, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah informed the Legislative Council that 61 gazetted officers, who have served or are serving in different […]

Rashid marshalled out

Jammu: Independent MLA was Tuesday  marshalled out of the Assembly for disrupting proceedings over the alleged wrongful declaration by the government on fuel consumption of his security vehicle. Engineer Rashid Ahmed raised the issue that the Home Department, in reply to a question, had shown bills on consumption of fuel of security vehicle worth Rs […]

‘3057 appointments in police dept through special drives’

Jammu:  Minister of State for Home Sajjad Ahmed Kichloo Tuesday informed the Legislative Assembly said that 3057 candidates have been appointed during special recruitment drives conducted in the police department from 2008 to 2013. Replying to a clubbed question by Abdul Haq Khan, T. Namgyal, Suknandhan Kumar and  Sham Lal Choudhary, the Minister informed that […]

‘No provision for regularisation of youth under NYCS’

Jammu: Government Monday said there was no provision for absorbing youth engaged under National Youth Corps Scheme (NYCS) in a government department and neither has the Centre agreed to extend the scheme beyond December 2012. Minister for Youth Service and Sports, Taj Mohi-ud-Din informed the Legislative Council while replying to a Calling Attention Notice by […]

Protests in Udhampur over bovine deaths

Jammu: Three bovines were found dead in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir triggering protests by people Monday. The bovines were found dead in Krimichi belt in Udhampur which is a religious place in the district, as people, shouting slogans, took to roads protesting the incident, a senior police officer said. The bodies of the […]

Be wary of NC’s gimmicks: PDP

JAMMU: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir Sunday said the National Conference government had failed on all fronts and the people should be wary of its “deceitful tactics”. “NC-led government has failed on all fronts and has been brazenly included into deceitful tactics to hoodwink the people,” former Deputy Chief Minister and senior […]

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