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2400-cr to be invested in next 5-yrs to promote tourism in J&K
MUMBAI, Feb 23(Agencies): The Centre along with the Jammu and Kashmir government will be investing Rs 2400 crore over the next five years to give a boost to tourism in the picturesque state with a focus on unexplored and new regions like Kargil. “We are putting a major thrust on the tourism industry and will invest Rs 2,400 crore in the next five years,” Secretary, Tourism (J&K) Farooq Shah said here speaking on the sidelines of an event last night to promote tourism in his state. “Of this, Rs 2,000 crore will be spent by the Centre and rest by the state government. Apart from this, private sector is investing in a big way. We have international and national hotel chains. Le Meridian, The Sheraton Group and ITC is making hotels, while Ramada (group of hotels) is already has its presence...
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Vigilance Department initiates probe over doctors earning Rs 4 lakh/month
New Delhi, Feb 22 (Agencies): After receiving several complaints against Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government's 'Mohalla Clinic', the Vigilance Department has initiated an investigation to probe into the matter. According to the Vigilance Department, it has received complaints that doctors working for the Delhi government’s Mohalla Clinic are treating 533 patients per day in just four hours, as per a report in DNA. The above figure shows that every patient is being treated in record 36 seconds! Doctors 'earning' Rs 4 lakh/month? According to the letter by vigilance department, “Doctors in the mohalla clinics are making false entries of patients, hence making up to Rs 4 lakh per month. Everyone in the health department knows this, but are doing nothing,” as per the report in DNA. Note...
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SBI ATM dispenses fake Rs 2,000 note with Children Bank of India instead of RBI
New Delhi, Feb 22 (Agencies):: A man who had gone to withdraw money at an ATM in Sangam Vihar here allegedly ended up getting four notes of Rs 2,000 with "Children Bank Of India" written on them, police said on Wednesday. Rohit Kumar, a customer care executive, had gone to withdraw cash from the State Bank of India (SBI) ATM in Sangam Vihar on February 6. He got four notes of Rs 2,000 which had "churan" label on them in place of the official watermark. The notes also had "PK" written on them in place of the RBI stamp and the top left corner had "Bharatiya Manoranjan Bank" written instead of Reserve Bank of India. After the victim approached the police, a Sub-Inspector was sent to the ATM to withdraw money and he also received a note that had "Children Bank Of India" written on it. Fol...
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Announces its tariff plans from Apr 1
Jio announces launch of ‘Jio prime membership’
MUMBAI, Feb 21: Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd announced today that the Jio family of subscribers is a 100 million strong! Jio’s offering saw record additions of 7 new members per second, every single day for the last 170 days, enabling it to cross the 100 million mark within six months of commencement of services. Jio also announced that its tariff plans will become applicable from April 1, 2017. In addition to it’s offer of free voice (domestic) on its network no local, STD, roaming charges, to any operator, anywhere in the country, Jio also provides the best data experience with the lowest price globally. The best-in-class tariff plans range from MRP 149 to MRP 4,999 for long-term plans, Jio announced two unique propositions for its customers i.e promise of the most affordable broadband ...
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DC calls for timely processing of DPs relief cases
KATHUA, Feb 21: Deputy Commissioner Ramesh Kumar today convened a meeting of collectors to review the progress of different developmental projects undertaken in the district. ADC Kathua Dr Bharat Bhushan, Collector’s (Land Acquisition) of Kathua, Billawar, Bani, Hiranagar Sub-Divisions besides other officers were present in the meeting. At the outset, DC took review of relief compensation cases announced by Prime Minister for displaced persons of 1947, he directed collectors to display the list of formalities at notice board for the convenience of displaced persons. It was apprised that over 250 compensation cases from all tehsils has been submitted so far. He directed the officers to speed up the process of identification of such families and process their case with supportive docume...
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JKSRLM to raise over 1.24 lakh skilled manpower under Himayat: Haq Khan
NEW DELHI, Feb 19: Two day workshop on “Appraisal Process Requisites for Project Implementing Agencies” was organized by Jammu and Kashmir State Rural Livelihood Mission (JKSRLM) in collaboration with National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) Hyderabad at India Habitat Centre New Delhi under Himayat programme. Himayat is a skill development cum Placement programme for unemployed youth in J&K under the umbrella of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gramin Koushalaya Yojna (DDU-GKY), Ministry of Rural Development, GOI, with focus on sustainable employment for rural poor youth and JKSRLM has been entrusted with the job of training and placing over 1.24 lakh candidates with financial allocation of Rs. 1601.51 crore for a period of 3 years. The workshop witnessed an august gather...
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Govt to link artisans with Industries & Commerce deptt within a year: Ganga
JAMMU, Feb 19: Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga today said that Government is undertaking measures to link artisans of the state involved in traditional and cultural crafts with Industry and Commerce Department, within a year to provide their products proper visibility, brand value besides streamlining their work and trade culture. The Minister said this at the launch of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Ladakh Zonal Council at an event here today. During the event, the Managing Director of Himalayan Renewable Energy & Construction Firm (HRECF) Nawang Thinlas was elected as Chairman for CII Ladakh Zonal Council. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that CII Ladakh will help increase the pace of Industrial growth in the region besides proactively ...
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GST Council approves draft Compensation Bill
New Delhi, Feb 18 (Agencies): The GST Council, in a meeting on Saturday, cleared the law for compensating states for loss of revenue that they may incur during implementation of of Goods and Service Tax. The states and the Centre met in Udaipur to vet the draft supporting legislations crucial for the implementation of the GST. The council’s nod has paved the way for the law to be tabled in Parliament in the second half of the budget session beginning 9 March, as well as for the states to pass the bill in the respective state assembly. ”It's essential that enabling laws for GST are passed in 2nd half of Budget Session to ensure rollout from July 1”, said the FM. The 10th meeting of the GST council, however, did not discuss the anti-profiteering clause, Jaitley added. The Council will me...
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