|IT officials interact with MSMEs on Income Tax declaration scheme|
|JAMNMU, July 21 :The Income Tax officials are holding interactive sessions with the small entrepreneurs to discuss about the Income Tax Declaration Scheme of the department.
BK Raina, Income Tax Officer, Samba along with his team visited BBIA Bhawan in Jammu to interact with the MSME entrepreneurs.
Raina said that under this scheme one can declare his unaccounted assets/income or benami properties and get the benefits under this scheme.
“As this is one time opportunity to all the persons who have not declared income correctly in earlier years to come forward and declare such undisclosed income and the valuation of the assets shall be calculated as on 1-6-2016 on fair market value as assessed by the approved valuers of the Department,” the IT Official said.
He further stated the silent...|
|It is heartning to see pellet wounded youth in hospital: APSCC|
|JAMMU, July 21: To inquire about the health of injured a delegation of All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee headed by Jagmohan Singh Raina visited SMHS Hospital on Thursday.
Hundreds of wounded civilians are being treated in SMHS Hospital Srinagar. Most of them have either received bullet or pellet injuries.
APSCC spokesperson told that the delegation that visited hospital not only provided aid to the patients but also recorded their statements about the brutality of armed forces in Kashmir.
“It was heartening to see little children lying the hospital beds withering in pain. Most of the youth have pellet injuries. The Human Rights Commission and other international organizations must take note of these atrocities committed by India in Kashmir,” Raina said.
Another Sikh leader Jogi...|
|NPP filed writ petition in SC seeking immediate dismissal of PDP-BJP govt|
|JAMMU, July 21: JKNPP through its National General Secretary, BS Billowria, Advocate filed a Public Interest Litigation (Writ Petition) in the Supreme Court seeking immediate dismissal of the BJP-PDP government in J&K alleging total collapse of the J&K govt and for its utter failure to provide safety, security and protection to the residents of J&K in the entire Valley of Kashmir.
The writ petition was mentioned by Prof Bhim Singh, Sr. Advocate, Supreme Court of India before the Chief Justice, Justice TS Thakur this afternoon urging the court for immediate hearing in the interest of security, integrity and sovereignty of the nation, which has been threatened by the enemies of the country. The matter may come up for hearing tomorrow on 22nd July, 2016....|
|Chidambaram's statement is dangerous for country: BJP|
|JAMMU, July 21: State BJP Spokesperson, Prof Virender Gupta strongly criticized the statement of former Home Minister, P. Chidambaram given in an interview with Karan Thapar on India Today on Wednesday, advocating restoring the “Grand Bargain” under which Kashmir acceded to India by granting a large degree of autonomy, warning that otherwise the Country will have to pay “heavy Price”. He said the Chidambaram formula is dangerous for the integrity of the country and has serious repercussions. He further said that it looks that Chindambaram has of a little knowledge about Jammu and Kashmir State and the circumstance under which Jammu and Kashmir acceded to Indian Union.
He added that it was Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir who signed the Instrument of Accession, of course, that was endorsed...|
|Editors' body condemns undeclared censorship|
|JAMMU, July 21: A top body of newspaper editors has strongly condemned the "undeclared censorship" on newspapers in Kashmir Valley, calling it a direct attack on freedom of press.
The All India Newspaper Editors' Conference (AINEC), in a strongly worded resolution, slammed the alleged ban on publications, raids on the newspaper offices and printing presses and said the PDP-BJP government in the state has "failed" the right thinking people.
"No government in the Centre or in the states can preserve democratic traditions of our great country without supporting the freedom of press, in spirit and reality.
"Unfortunately, the BJP-PDP alliance in the J and K, seems to have failed the right thinking people in the Kashmir Valley," AINEC president Vishwa Bandhu Gupta said.
He said, "This new ...|
|BJP hits out at Azad over 'Gujarat model' remark|
|JAMMU, July 21: In a scathing attack on Ghulam Nabi Azad for his remark that what was happening in Jammu and Kashmir was the "Gujarat model", BJP has alleged that the Congress MP lacked "sense of responsibility and maturity" to react to such a sensitive issue.
In a statement issued here, BJP's state spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan said "We disapprove Azad's statement that what was happening in the state was the 'Gujarat model'. It is most unfortunate".
"It is just one instance displaying the hollowness, lack of sense of responsibility and maturity to react or make statements on sensitive issues and that too from none other than a leader of the stature of Azad," he said.
"It is highly unfortunate that when the valley is on the boil on account of Pakistani machinations and when all partie...|
|NPP demands restoration of Internet services in Jammu|
|JAMMU, Jul 21: Demanding immediate restoration of internet facility in the Jammu , National Panthers Party (JKNPP) Zonal President Neeraj Gupta demanded that the network facility should be immediately restore and date for filing of income tax returns and sales tax returns should be extended so that the people of Jammu may have a sigh of relief.
Neeraj while speaking to media said, “The business of Jammu city has affected by the disturbed circumstances of the Kashmir and people are facing hurdles in filing Income Tax as well as Sales Tax Returns as they are still deprived of internet services in the Jammu and Kashmir city.
Hailing the role of security forces, Neeraj praised the Indian forces deployed in Kashmir for bringing back normalcy in Kashmir and said that it is very unfortunate t...|
|Army conducts workshop on First AID|
|JAMMU, Jul 21: In continuance with its efforts to provide support to the locals on issues relating to health care, a lecture cum workshop on “First Aid” was conducted by the Army at village Marhot of Surankote Tehsil in Poonch district recently.
The medical awareness lecture imparted basic first aid training to villagers in remote areas so that they could deal with health exigencies in the preliminary stage before proper medical care could be administered.
Approximately 50 people including Sarpanch were in attendance. The lecture focused on managing cases of snake bite, fracture cases and control of bleeding in case of an accident. People were taught how to administer basic first aid measures in such circumstances to save a life or limb. The initiative was well appreciated being of gre...|
|Horticulture drive by Army at Jhullas|
|JAMMU, Jul 21: Army has always been at the forefront when it comes to preserving the environment. In line with this thought the Army Unit based at Lower Krishna Ghati conducted a Fruit Sapling Plantation Initiative in Jhullas village of Poonch Tehsil recently.
To educate the villagers on the benefits of sustainable horticulture, more than five hundred fruit plant saplings were distributed to them. Two schools in Jhullas village were provided fifty fruits saplings. Fruit plant saplings comprised improved varieties of Mango (Alphonso and Kesar), Lime, Cashew, Jack Fruit and Sapotal.
The initiative was appreciated by the locals whereas Manjoor Ahmed, Sarpanch of Jhullas thanked the Army for organising the drive....|
|NFTE body framed |
|JAMMU, Jul 21: Two days District Conference of NFTE (BSNL) SSA Jammu was held at Chain from 18 to19 July under leadership of its J&K Circle Secretary Ashiq Ahmed wherein the delegates from Kathua, Samba, Baribrahmna, RS Pura, Akhnoor, Nagrota and Jammu City participated in the conference.
The various problems are discussed by the delegates. The conference concluded late hours on July 19 wherein the following office bearers were elected unanimously. Ashiq Ahmed while addressing the conference said that Kewal Krishan has been elected as District President whereas Balbir Chand as Vice President.
He added Futu Ram, Bishan Singh and Sanjeev Kumar have been elected as Vice Presidents while as District Secretary S Gittan Singh and Parshotam Singh, Sajjan Singh, Kishore Kumar and A K Saini hav...|
|Indian army should leave Kashmir: Noam Chomsky|
|JAMMU, July 18: Professor Noam Chomsky, the legendary American philosopher and intellectual, has said that the Indian Army should leave Kashmir on face of ‘horrible atrocities’ committed in the region.
Kashmir has had an awful story—especially since late 80’s after that fake election, Prof Chomsky said. “There have been horrible atrocities. Therefore, the Indian Army should leave Kashmir.”
Prof Chomsky who is also a celebrated linguist expressed his views while taking to a Kashmiri author, Mehboob Makhdoomi, in an exclusive interaction in his office at the Massachusetts’s Institute of Technology (MIT), America.
“Indo-Pak conflict is ridiculous for both,” he said. “Both nations should agree to a federal structure which gives more or less Independence for Kashmir.”
Whole expressing his ...|
|PUDR condemns Centre, J&K for media ban|
|JAMMU, Jul 18: People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) has strongly condemned the Centre and state governments for imposing this ban on the media in Kashmir.
In a press statement issued, PUDR said that the freedom to think, write and disseminate information is cornerstone of any democracy , with an independent, conscious, alive and free press as the best safeguard against violations of fundamental rights, which must be protected and fought for, at all costs.
It noted with concern that after bullets, pellets, deaths; curfew, clampdowns on mobile internet and on cable television, the Indian state further exacerbated the war on people in Kashmir.
On the night of July 15, 2016, the police raided, seized and shut down the printing presses of leading dailies Kashmir Times, Rising Kashm...|
|Kashmir Press bashing DUJ calls for black day today|
|NEW DELHI, Jul 18: The Delhi Union of Journalists and its Press Unity Centre have called for observance of protest day tomorrow, July 19, 2016 against continued attacks on the press in the Kashmir region.
In a joint statement the DUJ President SK Pande and General Secretary Sujata Madhok welcomed the statement of the Editors Guild of India and other bodies on the subject.
It particularly welcomes the demand for suo-moto action by the Press Council of India. However, taking in view the gravity of the situation, the DUJ calls for more proactive measures against press bashing- also taking into account the increasing sufferings and brutal attacks also on the common people.
An extended executive meeting will take place at the Press Club of India on July 19, 2016 at 3.00 PM, to mark the be...|
|LS to discuss Kashmir, role of Governors|
|NEW DELHI, Jul 17 (Agencies): Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today said the Lok Sabha will discuss the issue of Kashmir and the role of Governors in the Monsoon Session of Parliament beginning tomorrow.
Talking to reporters after an all-party meet conveyed by her here, she said leaders from all the parties have given their assurances in peaceful and productive proceeding of the Lok Sabha. Government has also assured of the same for the smooth functioning of the house.
She said, “During the all-party meeting, the issue of current situation in Kashmir and the role of Governors in States were discussed. We have to decide how and when under which rule, we will discuss this. This issue will come up later.”
Earlier, she launched e-portal of Lok Sabha Members to make the Lower House a pape...|
|Reliance rolls out art pan India digital services |
|JAMMU, July 16: Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (“RJIL”) is rolling out a state-of-the-art pan India digital services business.
In addition to fixed and wireless broadband connectivity offering superior voice and data services on an all-IP network, RJIL will also offer end-to-end solutions that address the entire value chain across various digital services in key domains such as education, healthcare, security, communication, financial services, government-citizen interfaces and entertainment. RJIL aims to provide anytime, anywhere access to innovative and empowering digital content, applications and services, thereby propelling India into global leadership in digital economy. RJIL envisages to usher in the era of “visuality”, where video will replace voice as the new communication medi...|
|Security agencies hold mock drill near Samba Indo-Pak border|
|SAMBA, July 15 (Agencies): A joint mock drill by police and army was conducted near the Indo-Pak border in the Samba today to check the operational preparedness and coordination between various security agencies.
"In order to check the operational preparedness of the manpower, mobility of troops, proper liaison and communication between different agencies and coordination on ground, a joint mock drill was conducted by District Police Samba and Army in Samba, against any possible terrorist attack keeping in view the present security scenario," a police spokesperson said.
The Special Operation Group (SOG) of police, Final Assault Group (FAG) and manpower of Police Station Ghagwal and personnel from the Army and other security forces deployed in the area participated in the drill.
|Amarnath's Icelinga melts in just 13 days this year|
|JAMMU, July 15: The naturally formed ice linga of Lord Shiva at the Amarnath cave has completely melted in just 13 days after this year's yatra began.
The annual Amarnath Yatra started on July 2 this year and was scheduled to end on August 18.
The Shivlinga was only 10-feet tall this year and around 1,45,000 pilgrims have had 'Darshan' inside the cave shrine situated 3,888 metres above the sea level.
The linga, which is a naturally formed stalagmite, has been seeing a steady decline in its height over the years, largely due to warmer temperatures, reduction in snowfall and rising ambience temperature of the cave. Ten years ago, the linga stood at 20 feet but in May last year, its height came down to 18 feet.
This year the annual pilgrimage was halted for three days and pilgrims were s...|
|Yatra to remain suspended|
|JAMMU, July 15: The Amarnath yatra continued to remain suspended for the second consecutive day today owing to the ongoing unrest in Kashmir following the killing of the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces last week.
The yatra was suspended for the second time in less than a week due the security situation following Burhan's killing.
"The yatra which was suspended yesterday owing to the unrest in Kashmir Valley continues to remain suspended for the second day today," a police officer said.
He said that no vehicle carrying pilgrims was allowed on to move from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu city towards the Valley.
The official said the situation would be reviewed in the afternoon and a call will be taken on whether or not to allow th...|
|Shiv Sena activists from Punjab detained in Kathua|
|KATHUA, July 15: Over 100 activists of Punjab Shiv Sena were today detained while trying to enter Jammu and Kashmir to submit a memorandum to Governor N N Vohra in connection with security to Amarnath Yatra pilgrims.
"We have detained over 100 activists of Shiv Sena from Punjab who wanted to enter the state and proceed towards Kashmir," Additional SP Kathua, Khalil Poswal said.
The activists, who tried to enter the state through Lakhanpur check point, said they wanted to submit a memorandum to Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra to demand the smooth conduct of the ongoing Amarnath Yatra.
"The Amarnath Yatra is being hampered by Pakistan- sponsored terrorists. We wanted to meet the Jammu and Kashmir Governor to submit him a memorandum to provide tight security to the Amarnath Yatra so t...|
|VC LAWDA attached with GAD|
|JAMMU, July 15: The state government today ordered minor reshuffle in the administration.
According to Government order No: 726-GAD of 2015 dated 14-7-2016. Sarmad Hafeez IAS, Vice chairman Lakes and Waterways development Authority, Srinagar has been transferred and shall awaits further orders in the General Administration Department.
Thaseen Mustafa, Vice Chairman, Srinagar Development Authority shall hold the additional charge of the Vice chairman Lakes and Waterways development Authority, Srinagar, till further orders....|