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Dr Shahid headed for UN assignment

To work with World Body as Consultant on ‘Electoral Systems in Emerging Democracies’ JAMMU, JANUARY 21: Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, an IAS officer of J&K cadre 2009 batch, is headed for New York on one-year assignment with the United Nations (UN). Dr Shahid would be moving to the UN headquarters in New York in April 2017 to work as a ... Read More »

Dy CM announces inclusion of Samba Mandis into Municipality

  SAMBA, JANUARY 21: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today announced inclusion of Kehli Mandi, Arazi Samba, Thalora, Pushwalian, Garh, Dansal, Ramnagar, Rakh Watali and other Mandis of district Samba in Municipality Committee Samba. The Deputy Chief Minister announced this during a meeting held here today to review the performance of Urban Local Bodies. He said the objective of ... Read More »

DGP felicitates budding shooters; Says JKP on forefront in sports arena

JAMMU, JANUARY 21: Jammu and Kashmir Police besides its professional duties is doing a commendable job in promoting sports profile of the state with hosting of a number of national and state level sports championships to inspire and encourage youth towards sports. Director General of Police (DGP), Dr. S. P. Vaid, stated this while felicitating the young budding shooters of ... Read More »

14345 hectares forest land under encroachment, 2801 hectares retrieved: Lal Singh

House passes Grants of Forest, allied deptts JK has 20230 km forest area, 1230 water bodies; Green corridors, rejuvenated eco-tourism destinations to be setup Govt aiming to create annual stock of 15 cr saplings               JAMMU, JANUARY 21: Minister for Forest, Environment and Ecology, Choudhary Lal Singh today said the innovative measures initiated by the government ... Read More »

Advisory on Kashmir weather issued:MeT predicts Snowfall in Valley

Srinagar, Jan 21 (KNS) As Western Disturbances are approaching towards Kashmir; the valley is reeling under biting conditions. Earlier the Meteorological department has predicted another spell of rains and snowfall from Jan-22. “Western disturbances are again approaching valley with we are expecting high to moderate snowfall and rainfall from 22 of Jan onwards,” MeT official told KNS. Meanwhile the night ... Read More »

Members call for streamlining power scenario; Raise other issues of public importance in LA

JAMMU, JANUARY 21: Several members today raised various issues of public importance in the Legislative Assembly seeking immediate attention of the Government on the same. Legislators Vikar Rasool Wani, Usman Abdul Majid, Javed Ahmad Rana, Asgar Ali Karbalie, Choudhary Sukhnandan Kumar, Aijaz Ahmad Mir, Hakeem Mohammad Yaseen, Abdul Rashid Dar, Javid Hassan Baig and Sheikh Ishfaq Jabar raised the issue ... Read More »

Rs 66.61 cr spent on repair of transformers during past 2 yrs: Farooq Andrabi

  Jammu,  January 21:      Minister of State for Power, Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi today informed the house that Rs 66.61 crore have been spent on repair of 24334 transformers damaged/burnt during the last two years across the State. These include 13409 in Kashmir, 10685 in Jammu and 240 in Ladakh region. Replying to a question by Ali Mohammad ... Read More »

Govt providing 10% interest subsidy under ACC scheme: Ganga

  Rs 57.36 cr paid as interest to banks Minister for Industries & Commerce Chander Parkash Ganga today informed the house that the Government is providing 10% interest subsidy under Artisan Credit Card (ACC) scheme for a period of 5 years. Responding to a question by Abid Hussain Ansari, the Minister said that under the scheme, the government has paid ... Read More »

Grant of ST status toPahari speaking people JK Govt pursuing matter with GoI: Sajad Lone

  JAMMU, JANUARY 21: Minister for Social Welfare, Sajad Gani Lone today informed the Legislative Assembly that a detailed report regarding socio-economic and common ethnic characteristic of Pahari speaking people has been referred to the Centre for grant of ST status to the said community. Replying to a question by Raja Manzoor, the Minister said that the matter was referred ... Read More »