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Building Permission: LAWDA fails to fix conversion rate

Srinagar, July 19, CNS: Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) has failed to fix the conversion rate that it is expected to receive from those who have already obtained building permission from Building Operations Controlling Authority (BOCA) here in Srinagar city.      The delay according to the aspirants is sheer harassment that is aimed at to grab money from them illegally. ... Read More »

Education Deptt to conserve 19th century houses of Anwar Shah Kashmiri, Ghulam Ahmad Ashai

Altaf Bukhari reviews modalities SRINAGAR, JULY 19: Recognizing the literary contribution of Moulana Anwar Shah Kashmiri (1875-1933)– the renowned Islamic scholar and son of the soil, Department of School Education has decided to preserve Late Alama’s around 150-year-old residential house through retrofitting under the Department’s heritage conservation programme. The Education Department has also decided to go for conservation of 19th ... Read More »

Dr Drabu for incentivizing JK’s skilled labour

FM chairs meeting of State Advisory Board for Revision of Minimum Wages SRINAGAR, JULY 19:  Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu today said the revision of minimum wages for the scheduled employments should be effected in accordance with the skills, inflation and other economic factors. "There should be reasonable hike for all labor classes in accordance with the inflation and other ... Read More »

Abdul Haq dismayed over unimpressive performance under MGNREGA in Pulwama

Minister reviews status of RDD activities in district           PULWAMA, JULY 19: Expressing dismay over mediocre performance in implementation of MGNREGA in Pulwama, the Minister for Rural Development, Abdul Haq today took a serious note of fewer man-days generated in the district. He has ordered initiation of action against the non-performing officers in the district. Speaking at a meeting convened here to review the ... Read More »

Veeri for institutional asset creation in JK

Inaugurates Revenue Complex Budgam BUDGAM, JULY 19: Minister for Revenue,  Relief,  Rehabilitation,  Reconstruction and Disaster Management, Abdul Rehman Veeri, today stressed on the need for institutional asset creation for the sustainable Development of the State. He was speaking at the inauguration of Revenue Complex Budgam here. Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura was also present on the present. The mega ... Read More »

SFC must ensure hassle-free timber distribution: Lal Singh

  Reviews Corporation’s functioning SRINAGAR, JULY 18: Minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh today said that several innovative measures taken to revitalize State Forest Corporation (SFC) has begun to show positive results. Chairing a review meeting of SFC here, Singh vehemently called for strengthening the Corporation that would ensure sustainable development of huge natural resources for the ... Read More »

PCI Sub-Committee calls on Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 18: The Sub-Committee of the Press Council of India (PCI), comprising Sh. S.N. Sinha, Convenor, Sh. C.K. Nayak, and Dr. Suman Gupta called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today. The PCI members, who are on a weeklong visit in J&K, discussed with the Governor  issues relating to the role of the print media and ... Read More »

Govt to initiate action against elements creating hurdles in execution of public works

RAJOURI, JULY 16: The Government has decided to take legal action against people who are creating hurdles in construction of a vital road in Darhal area.  As per the district administration, some people in Darhal stopped the Machinery mobilized by Public Works Department deputed for resurfacing of road passing through the town.  Based on the feedback of Public Works Department, the ... Read More »

Tassaduq Mufti visits Pahalgam to review sanitation at Yatra base camps

SRINAGAR, JULY 16:  Stating that improvement in sanitation at various tourist spots in the state is prime focus for the government, Coordinator, Chief Minister’s Grievance Cell, Tassaduq Hussain Mufti today urged the officials to maintain utmost levels of sanitation in the Yatra base camps. Tassaduq Mufti visited Yatra base camps at Nunwan and Chandanwari in Pahalgam to review the sanitation ... Read More »

Governor expresses grief over death of pilgrims,- Lauds work of local NGOs

SRINAGAR, JULY 16: On learning about the unfortunate accident in Nachilana area of Banihal in Ramban district of a Pahalgam bound bus, which was carrying Shri Amarnathji Yatra pilgrims, Governor N.N. Vohra, Chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, immediately flew to Banihal along with Sh. B.B. Vyas, Chief Secretary; Sh. S.P. Vaid, DGP; and Sh. Umang Narula, Chief Executive ... Read More »