|Traffic Hqrs issues fresh guidelines for effective regulation of traffic|
|JAMMU, Jan 18: In order to implement effective regulation of traffic and strict enforcement of laws, fresh guidelines have been issued by Traffic Headquarters today to all men and officers deployed in the field across the State for strict compliance.
The guidelines reads all inter-state vehicles (passenger and load carriers) including tourist vehicles, coming from outside the state will be checked, one time, at TCP Lakhanpur by a team of traffic police officers, to be headed by an officer not less than an Inspector (DTI), who will thereafter issue a special sticker to the vehicle checked which will be pasted on the windscreen of the vehicle. Vehicles so checked at TCP Lakhanpur and having been issued a sticker shall not be stopped for checking thereafter anywhere in the state except unde...|
|Airfare Hike: Zulfkar writes to Union Minister for Civil Aviation|
|Seeks regulation of airfares by airlines operating from Srinagar, Jammu|
|JAMMU, Jan 18: Expressing concern over steep rise in airfares especially on J&K sector, Minister for Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali has sought the intervention of the concerned authorities in the Government of India to check the arbitrary hike in airfares.
In continuation to his earlier communication dated June 2, 2016, Zulfkar Ali has again approached Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister for Civil Aviation, vide number PS/HM/FCSCA/2017/130 dated 17-01-2017 wherein he has expressed grave concern over the steep hike in air fares on Srinagar-Jammu, Srinagar-Delhi, Srinagar-Mumbai, Jammu-Delhi and vice versa sectors. The Minister requested Union Government to pass on directions to concerned airlines to keep the air fare reasonable on these sectors.
|Empanelment of Electronic, Online Media|
|Dir Info holds consultation with stakeholders|
|JAMMU, Jan 18: Director Information and Public Relations, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary today convened a meeting with the representatives of the TV News Channels, FM Radio, Online News Agencies and Online News Portals operating in J&K to firm up the guidelines for empanelment of electronic and online media.
The meeting held threadbare deliberations on the draft guidelines framed by the Department of Information for the empanelment of News Channels, FM Radio, Online News Agencies and Online News Portals for release of advertisements and subscription by the Department.
Joint Director Information (Headquarters) Abdul Majid Zargar and other officers of the Department were also present at the meeting.
Speaking at the meeting, the Director Information said that given the fast growing reach of el...|
|5 officers shifted, 16 get KAS|
|JAMMU, Jan 18: The State government has ordered transfers and postings of five IAS officers, besides according sanction for promotion of 16 officers into Time Scale of KAS.
Anshul Garg, SDM Ramnagar, has been transferred and posted as Additional Deputy Commissioner Budgam, against an available vacancy while Vikas Kundal, SDM R S Pura, has been transferred and posted as ADC Rajouri, vice Mohd Mumtaz Ali, who shall await further orders of posting in GAD.
Doifode Sagar Dattatray and Rahul Yadav, awaiting orders of adjustment in GAD, have been posted as SDM Uri and SDM Mendhar, respectively while Owais Ahmed, who was also awaiting orders of adjustment in GAD, has been posted as SDM Bhaderwah.
Showkat Ahmed Rather and Mohd Anwar Banday, the outgoing SDM of Uri and Bhaderwah, respectivel...|
|DC withholds salary of ACD, calls explanation|
|RAMBAN , Jan 18: Taking a strict action against the Assistant Commissioner Development (ACD) Ramban who is also nodal officer for works taken up under BRGF Scheme, District Development Commissioner (DDC), Ramban Mohammad Aijaz has ordered to withhold salary of ACD with immediate effect besides calling an explanation in this regard.
The action was taken against ACD for non-submission of requisite information related with the execution of development works under BRGF and very low expenditure recorded till January.
Pertinent to mention that many times the officer was directed to furnish the details of works taken up for execution under BRGF scheme but very casual response was shown by the officer which may be serious dereliction of duty and official conduct....|
|Govt working on improving rural connectivity: Lal Singh|
|BASOHLI, Jan 18: In order to provide better road connectivity to the people living in rural areas, Minister for Forest, Ecology & Environment Choudhary Lal Singh today inaugurated several road projects, connecting Basohli with other parts of the State.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said the government is committed to provide better road connectivity to the people of rural areas and especially those residing in far off places. He stated that after blacktopping of the various roads, connectivity to all such villages including Mahanpur, Plassi, Kanow, Pretha, Thana, Dakota, Dhanore, Plail, Banohre will get a flip and improve the economic condition of the villagers. The minister later inaugurated road projects at Bailu to Sohra, Doma and also Rehalta to Trimbli and Mahanpur.
|Secy Tourism reviews preparations for Snow Carnival Gulmarg, Patnitop|
|JAMMU, Jan 18: Secretary Tourism and Floriculture, Farooq A Shah, today convened a meeting with the CEOs of Tourism Development Authorities of Kashmir region through video-conferencing.
Director Tourism Kashmir, MD Cable Car Corporation and other officers also participated in the meeting. They elaborated on the status of development works being executed under PMRP and PMDP in Kashmir.
The Secretary asked the officers to complete all the paperwork and tendering process under different projects so that the development works do not suffer on this account.
Reviewing preparations for the Snow Carnival Gulmarg and Patnitop the Secretary exhorted upon the officers of all concerned departments to ensure that all necessary arrangements related to their respective departments are put in place in...|
|Badhnota to be developed as model village under TSP: DC|
|KATHUA, Jan 18: District Development Commissioner Kathua, Ramesh Kumar chaired a meeting to review the works undertaken for the benefit of Tribal communities under Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) in the district.
Threadbare discussions were held regarding mutli sectoral infrastructure to be created under Tribal sub plan.
DDC was apprised that Badhnota of Billawar Sub Division has been identified for developing as model village under tribal sub plan under which school infrastructure comprising of additional class rooms, computer laboratory, playground, badminton court, basketball court and approach road will be developed.
The meeting was informed that toilets and repair of health centre will be made to strengthen the health infrastructure in the identified model village besides there will also be...|
|Opposition ruckus disrupts Question hour in LA|
|JAMMU, Jan 16: Vociferous opposition today created ruckus in the Lower House disrupting the Question Hour as it asked the government to clarify its stand on ex-gratia relief of Rs 5 lakhs announced by it for those killed or injured in Kashmir unrest following BJP’s opposition to the move in its political resolution passed on Sunday.
Though at the very outset, the Question Hour was disrupted as few opposition MLAs from Congress and National Conference raised the issue of road blockade due to snow fall and demanded airlifting of stranded passengers yet it was the issue of ex-gratia which dominated the better part of it (Question Hour). On this issue, majority of the opposition members even trooped into the well. The agitated members pacified only when the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs...|
|MVD holds painting, debate competition|
|DODA, Jan 14 : As part of ongoing celebration of 28th Road Safety Week-2017, a painting competition was organized by Motor Vehicles Department today at Boys Higher Secondary School Doda.
A large number of students from different schools of the district participated in the competition with zeal and enthusiasm and painted their views regarding the various aspects of road safety.
Momin Islami of Shaheen Public HSS Doda was adjudged as winner whereas Iqra Balwan of Shaheen Public HSS Doda and Hamid Indrabi of Chinab Valley Public School Doda were awarded 2nd and 3rd prize respectively.
Among the students who participated in the debate competition, Dheeraj Rakwal of Shaheen Public HSS Doda, Sofiya Ashraf and Amaan Batt of Chinab Valley Public School Doda were adjudged as 1st, 2nd and 3rd re...|
|Road Safety Week celebrations concludes|
|SAMBA, Jan 14: A valedictory function was organised by Motor Vehicles Department as the District Level programmes under 28th Road Safety week concluded here today.
Deputy Commissioner Samba, Sheetal Nanda was the chief guest on the occasion. SSP, Joginder Singh, ADDC, Vivek Sharma and other senior officers were present on the occasion.
The DC said that sole dependence on enforcement agencies for compliance of road safety rules is not feasible and stressed upon social awareness regarding following of these rules and showing consideration towards fellow cyclists, motorist and pedestrians. She said that reckless driving and over speeding are the main factors for accidents among youth so it should be checked.
SSP gave details about road incidents in the district during last year and inform...|
|Inter–school competitions organised|
|UDHAMPUR, Jan 14: A series of activities like symposium, painting and debate competitions were organized by the Motor Vehicle Department to mark the ‘28th Road Safety Week’ here today.
Students from various education institutions participated in different activities which were being organized for creating awareness about Road safety among the students.
Stressing on the importance of changing the attitude of the children and young people towards safety on road, SP Dr. Shailendra Mishra ,who was chief guest on the occasion, informed that the road accidents are the biggest cause behind the deaths of young people worldwide and emphasized that the young drivers must obey traffic rules and take safety measures while driving.
He appreciated the ARTO Udhampur, Rajesh Gupta for creating awa...|
|National Lok Adalat to be held on Feb 11|
|JAMMU, Jan 14: District Legal Services Authority Jammu will organize National Lok Adalat on 11.02.2017 in the court premises of District Court Complex, Janipur Jammu.
The cases pending in the courts of District Headquarter and Tehsils of Jammu shall be taken and settled through negotiation, mediation or conciliation in the said Lok Adalat including Criminal compoundable cases, Negotiable Instrument Act u/s 138, MACT cases, Matrimonial/Family court cases, Labour dispute cases, Land Acquisition cases, Civil Cases, Bank recovery cases etc, Revenue cases, Service Matters, Forest Act cases, Railway cases, Misc Civil and Criminal Appeals / Revisions and Other petty matters etc.
Any person / litigant interested in settlement of his /her case/ dispute in the Adalat can file application to the c...|
|Dy CM extends Lohri, Makar Sankranti greetings|
|JAMMU, Jan 12: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Sigh extended warm greetings to the people on the occasions of Lohri and Makar Sankranti.
In his message of greetings, the Dy CM observed that these two festivals are a tribute to the bounties of nature and mark a change in the weather, moving towards spring.
While hoping that these festivals will usher an era of peace and prosperity in the state, Dr Singh urged upon the people to consign to fire the hatred and the evil within....|
|Submits memorandum to Div Com|
|SOS demands ease on documentation process|
|JAMMU, Jan 12: A delegation of SOS International led by its chairman, Rajiv Chuni today met with Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Pawan Kotwal and submitted a memorandum on the plight of PoK Displaced Persons to Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti through his office.
In a statement, Chuni mentioned that detailed discussion was held in the meeting with Divisional Commissioner. “SOS International has put forth various demands via memorandum before Div Com to seek their early redressal. Divisional Commissioner gave patient hearing to our demands and assured swift action”, he added.
Chuni said that several demands have been mentioned in the memorandum. Memorandum states that SOS International extends its gratitude for release of amount of Rs 2000 crore as firs...|
|Lal Singh greets people on Lohri|
|JAMMU, Jan 12: Minister for Forest, Environment and Ecology, Choudhary Lal Singh greeted people on the occasion of Lohri.
"May this festival brighten your lives with abundant happiness, prosperity and good health,” Singh said in his message of greetings.
Singh observed that such festivals are a tribute to the bounties of nature and also herald a change in winter moving towards spring. He appealed people to be nature loving and come out in good numbers on such festivals and start cleaning drives and also plant trees. He also prayed for the well-being and happiness of the people and wished that these festivals would bring lasting peace and prosperity in the State....|
|Armed Police is always in forefront: DIG Armed|
|JAMMU, Jan 12: Deputy Inspector General of Police Armed Kashmir Shri Alok Kumar visited Armed Police Complex Zewan and held a darbar with the officers and jawans of JKAP 9th Bn and women contingent of JKAP of all Kashmir based battalions today. The contingent of JKAP 9th Bn presented Guard of Honour to the visiting officer.
In the beginning of darbar Commandant JKAP 9th Bn Shailender Singh welcomed Deputy Inspector General of Police Armed Kashmir Alok Kumar and briefed in detail about the various achievements made by JKAP 9th Bn on fronts like Law & Order duties, guard duties, organizing of various sports, cultural and educational activities besides implementation of annual leave plan of all officers and jawans which has reduced the culture of absenteeism in the battalion. The officers ...|
|Compensation to stone palters, ignorance for DPs : Manjit |
|BJP goes on ‘silent mode,’ prefers anti-national over nationalists|
|VIJAYPUR, Jan 11: Former Minister and JKPCC general secretary Manjit Singh today accused ruling Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) supporting anti-nationalist people who attacked army in Kashmir during unrest and now given compensation by the Government.
Manjit Singh, who chairing a meeting at Ramgarh, said that the Displaced Persons (DPs) have been ignored and cheated by the coalition Government in Jammu and Kashmir with regard to their compensation.
“The assurances made with the DPs were never fulfilled by the BJP. The complete compensation package announcement is yet to come, while authorities forcing DPs to give them affidavits with assurance that no further compensation would be claimed,” alleged Manjit Singh.
He said that the Government has betrayed the poor DPs who fought for Indian in...|
|Shahab welcomes Tasaduq Mufti into PDP fold|
|JAMMU, Jan 11: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) District President Doda, Shahab Ul Haque on Mondaycongratulated Tasaduq Mufti for joining the party. He said this will embolden the youth of Jammu & Kashmir who will now come out and change the course of history by using every opportunity available to them in the system without any fear.
Shahab while addressing the gathering said, "Tasaduq joining politics would attract more young blood to the political mainstream of the state and would encourage youth to work for positive development of the state and for the prosperity of all.
He added, "Tasaduq is a self made man who achieved success in life by virtue of his hardwork and consistent efforts. “It is not Tasaduq who needs PDP. It is in actual the PDP that needs the person of his stature. His ...|
|Fresh snowfall throws life out of gear in Chinab Valley |
|JAMMU, Jan 11: After 30 hours of clear weather, people of Chenab valley, especially stranded passengers woke up on Tuesday morning surprised, to witness heavy snowfall and overnight accumulation of snow all around them forcing to cancel their travel plan for the fourth consecutive day.
According to reports, 350 light motor vehicles which were stranded at different places in Doda and Kishtwar districts were allowed to move yesterday evening but after fresh Snowfall authorities who announced that all kind of vehicles will be allowed to ply today, were forced to stop the vehicular movement again in the morning.
" After fresh overnight Snowfall which continued till 11:00 am at Bhadarwah,Gandoh and Doda, we were compelled to suspend the vehicular traffic on Batote-Kishtwar National Highway ...|