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Cost of conflict

@Admin : 18-Jan-2019, 10:00 PM

The cost that India is paying here is too high to be ignored by the Indian government and the Indian civil society.

A few days ago I received a video clip on my cell. It was a young boy aged 21 years arguing with an army officer, who as per the clip had abused him. The boy was furious and was repeatedly seeking an `explanation’ from the officer. “Why did you abuse me? When you more...

Governor Malik throws another surprise

@Admin : 18-Jan-2019, 10:00 PM

‘Talk to me, I am not an alien’

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has tried to strike a chord with the Hurriyat leaders by asking them to open communication channels with him. He has surprised everyone by putting  the ball in Hurriyat’s court.  

“I have a message for Hurriyat that they should not consider me as an alien. As far as Hurriyat more...

KCCI demands market intervention for handicraft, tourism sectors

@Admin : 18-Jan-2019, 10:00 PM

Releases 1st quarterly report highlighting challenges faced by business community

Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Friday released a report highlighting developments in trade and commerce along with the important government policy decisions related to the business in the state for the October-December quarter. 

The report, which is first such exercise by t more...

Tourism deptt to organise travel show at Pune on Monday

@Admin : 18-Jan-2019, 10:00 PM

3-day SATTE concludes in New Delhi

Tourism department is organising a travel show at Pune on Monday, January 21 to interact with tour and travel operators of Maharashtra. 

According to a statement, director tourism, Kashmir, said the department has planned series of road shows and shall also participate in travel marts in the next two months.

Meanwhile, the more...

CGM SBI meets Governor

@Admin : 18-Jan-2019, 10:00 PM

Rana briefed the governor about SBI’s functioning in J&K, its future expansion plans and the services which are being offered to SBI’s clients.

Chief General Manager of State Bank of India, Chandigarh Circle, Ashutosh Kumar Singh Rana called on Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan in Jammu on Friday.

Rana briefed the governor about SBI’s functioning in J&K, i more...

Govt issues order for removal of difficulties in e-filing of GST returns

@Admin : 18-Jan-2019, 10:00 PM

It said the order may be called the Jammu and Kashmir Goods and Services Tax (Removal of Difficulties) order, 2019.

Finance department has issued Jammu and Kashmir Goods and Services Tax (Removal of Difficulties) order with regard to GST and furnishing of annual returns electronically. 

“Whereas, in terms of sub-section (1) of section 44 of the Jammu and Kashmir Goods more...

Delegation of fruit growers calls on Guv, demands KCC loan waiver

@Admin : 18-Jan-2019, 10:00 PM

A delegation of Kashmir Fruit Growers and Dealers Association, from Sopore led by its president FA Malik met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here on Friday.

The members of the delegation requested that the KCC loans of farmers be waived off on account of damage to the  horticulture crops due to unexpected hailstorm; unhindered movement of fresh fruits outside th more...

LC chairman attends ‘Rashtriya Chhatra Sansad’ conclave at Pune

@Admin : 18-Jan-2019, 10:00 PM

In his address, the chairman implored upon the political activists and students of the country to come forward and work cohesively to counter the menace of the fake news.

Chairman, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali, presently on a two-day visit to Pune, Maharashtra  attended the 9th ‘Rashtriya Chhatra Sansad’ Conclave and presided over the 1st session more...

SSB clears 76 withheld selection recommendations

@Admin : 18-Jan-2019, 10:00 PM

Urdu test for NTs to be held in 2nd week of March

The J&K Services Selection Board on Friday cleared the release of withheld recommendations against various posts, in respect of 76 candidates, whose selections were earlier kept withheld on account of various deficiencies or certain clarifications.

The recommendations were cleared after the candidates completed the deficienci more...

DCs asked to make arrangements for R-Day

@Admin : 18-Jan-2019, 10:00 PM

An order issued from the general administration department read, “The seventieth Republic Day will be celebrated on January 26, 2019 (Saturday) across the state with traditional fervor and gaiety.”

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday asked all deputy commissioners (DCs) to make all necessary arrangements on their respective districts, divisions or tehsils, to ensure that the Re more...

PDD purchases additional 100 MWs power for Kashmir

@Admin : 18-Jan-2019, 10:00 PM

On the directions of the Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma, the Power Development Department today purchased an additional 100 MWs of electric power through exchange, an official spokesman said.

He said the step has been taken to supplement the power supply in the Valley and also address the interruptions in the supply, if any. By way of the initiative the electric supply more...

NC committed to regional autonomy: Farooq Abdullah

@Admin : 18-Jan-2019, 10:00 PM

Sr PDP leader, others joins National Conference

National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Friday reiterated that his party was committed to regional autonomy in Jammu and Kashmir. 

“On being given absolute majority in the ensuing elections, National Conference will bring legislation in the first assembly session with regard to regional autonomy”, Dr Fa more...

Justice Mir, CVC, Thakur Puran Singh, others call on Governor

@Admin : 18-Jan-2019, 10:00 PM

Various dignitaries called on Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan here on Friday, an official spokesman said. 



Justice Muhammad Yaqoob Mir, Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court, met Governor Malik and exchanged views on various important issues relating to making legal system more effective for meeting the more...

Hakeem Yaseen asks political parties to seek apology

@Admin : 18-Jan-2019, 10:00 PM

“Political parties should take responsibility of the political mess created by their wrong Kashmir policies during last seven decades.

Chairman of Peoples Democratic Front Hakeem Yaseen on Friday said that political uncertainty and bloodshed in Jammu and Kashmir are outcome of broken promises.  

In a statement Yaseen said  that all political parties are equally more...

JMC clears 353 building permission cases

@Admin : 18-Jan-2019, 10:00 PM

The commissioner, JMC stated that the corporation shall convene BOCA meetings regularly so that more and more building permission are granted under norms and pendency in this regard reduced.

The Building Operation Controlling Authority (BOCA) meeting was held here on Friday under the chairmanship of Pankaj Magotra, commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation, wherein 353 building permission more...

NHM employees continue peaceful protest on 5th day

@Admin : 18-Jan-2019, 10:00 PM

A striking employee said that on Wednesday, a high power committee meeting of the NHM employees was held with Governor SP Malik.

National Health Mission (NHM) employees continued their peaceful protest in favour of their demands on the fifth consecutive day here at Exhibition Ground Jammu.

The NHM employees, including their family members, mostly women and children, assembled at more...

Road connectivity opens up vistas of opportunities in Nagrota: Rana

@Admin : 18-Jan-2019, 10:00 PM

The people of the area greeted Rana with huge applause, as a vehicle reached their village for the first time. The funds for the purpose were borne by Rana, the former MLA Nagrota, himself.

As part of his initiative to enhance road connectivity in Nagrota Assembly constituency, National Conference provincial president, Devender Singh Rana on Friday said people’s resolve for developm more...

IIM Jammu to get additional accommodation

@Admin : 18-Jan-2019, 10:00 PM

The additional accommodation will enable IIM management to meet the full intake capacity of the institute with sufficient classrooms and other building infrastructure.

Union Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) through Director Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Jammu today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Commissioner Secretary, State Higher Education Departmen more...

A daughter’s vow to see her father’s ‘killer’ jailed

@Admin : 18-Jan-2019, 10:00 PM

By then the accused Major Malhotra had risen to the rank of a Brigadier in the Indian army.

Bilquees cannot forget how as a 14-year-old child she cried the night of January 18 of 2002, when a man in army uniform took her father away during a raid on their home in Rawalpora.

Manzoor Ahmed Dar, Bilquees’s father was never seen again.

Seventeen years later, de more...

JRL calls for shutdown in Srinagar areas on Jan 21

@Admin : 18-Jan-2019, 10:00 PM

'Gaw Kadal massacre marked beginning of killing spree in Kashmir'

Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for shutdown in various areas of the summer capital on 21 January to mark the 29th anniversary of Gaw Kadal massacre. 

"Complete shutdown will be observed at Gaw-Kadal, Basant Bagh, Kani-Kadal, Chota-Bazaar, Budshah Chowk and its adjacent areas on 21 January. more...