‘14,345 hectares of forest land encroached’

Jammu: Government Thursday said that 14,345 hectares of forest land had so far been encroached upon in the state. In a written reply to the question of Congress member Mohammad Sharief Niaz in Assembly today, Forests Minister Mian Altaf Ahmed said that 14,345 hectares of forest land had been encroached upon — 9,463.39 hectares in […]

GoI approves Rs 77 cr aid package for HMT

NEW DELHI: Government of India on Thursday announced a financial package of about Rs. 77.4 crore for the state-run HMT Limited and its subsidiary HMT Machine tools Ltd to make payments of salary, wages and statutory dues such as PF and gratuity to its employees. The decision to provide financial assistance to the two public […]

‘137 ventilators in health Institutions’

Jammu: Minister for Medical Education Taj Mohi-ud-Din Thursday said that there are 137 ventilators in various hospitals in J&K including SKIMS, Soura, Srinagar, GMCs of Jammu, Srinagar and their associate hospitals, district/sub-district and other health institutions. He was replying to a question by Mohammad Muzaffar Parray in the Legislative Assembly.

Two held with 366 kgs of poppy straw

Jammu: Two smugglers have been arrested and 366 kgs of poppy straw was recovered from their possession on Jammu-Srinagar highway in outskirts of Jammu, police said. During a routine checking, police intercepted a tanker at TCP Nagrota, 12-kms from here, yesterday and recovered 366 kgs of poppy straw from the vehicle, he said, adding the […]

PDP MLA apologises for slapping marshal

Jammu: PDP MLA Syed Bashir Ahmed Thursday  apologised for slapping a marshal in the Legislative Assembly yesterday. During the Question Hour, Syed Bashir apologised to the House for slapping a Watch and Ward staff and maintained that he did not intend to insult or injure any Assembly staff. Terming the incident unintentional, the Rajpoora MLA […]

26,418 recruitments by SSRB in 5 years: Govt

Jammu: Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather Thursday said that 26418 job selections in different government department have been made out of 52638 posts referred to Service Selection Recruitment Board (SSRB) since 2009-10. Replying to a question by Abdul Gani Malik in the House, the finance minister informed that with the opening balance of 16659 posts […]

India more dangerous than Pakistan for scribes in 2013: Report

GENEVA: One hundred and thirty-four journalists and media support staff were killed while on reporting assignments last year, with India fourth on the list of countries with the most number of deaths, the London-based International News Safety Institute (INSI) said on Tuesday. Most of those killed were targeted deliberately. Of these, 65 died covering armed […]

SHRC to wait HC order on its jurisdiction against Army

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission has decided to wait final outcome of the case filed by Indian army in Jammu and Kashmir High Court, challenging the Commission’s jurisdiction against defence authorities. The decision was taking by a single bench of the Commission comprising its acting chairman Rafiq Fida after being informed that the J&K […]

Kashmir witnesses spurt in women entrepreneurship

JAMMU: Kashmir division tops women entrepreneurship in the state, with out of 10,700 women’s business start-ups, 97 percent have been registered from the Valley. Replying to a query by a nominated Congress MLA, Indu Pawar, Industries and Commerce Minister Sajjad Ahmad Kitchloo informed Legislative Assembly on Wednesday that a 10,355 of total registered units by […]