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7 KAS officers, among 11 transferred
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JAMMU, June 22: The state government today ordered transfers and postings of seven KAS among eleven officers. Peerzada Hafizullah Shah, KAS, Director, Horticulture, Planning and Marketing, J&K, has been transferred and posted as Special Secretary to the Government, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department. Manzoor Ahrnad Qadri, KAS, under orders of transfer as Additional Director, SKIMS and ex-officio Special Secretary to the Government, has been posted as Director, Horticulture, Planning and Marketing, J&K, vice Peerzada Hafizullah Shah. Ramesh Chander, KAS, Additional Secretary to the Government, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department, has been transferred and posted as Joint Director, Education (Udhampur-Reasi), against an available vacancy. Manohar Lal Ra...
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BSF, Rangers bonhomie at display at Baba Chamliyal fair
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JAMMU, June 22: Against the backdrop of exchange of heavy firing by Indian and Pakistan armies on the Line of Control on Thursday, bonhomie between the BSF and Pakistan Rangers was on display at the shrine of Baba Chamliyal on the international border. The annual mela was held on Thursday at the shrine in Ramgarh sector of Samba district, close to the Zero Line on the India-Pakistan International Border. A Pakistan Rangers team visited the shrine and offered a traditional ‘Chaddar’ (ceremonial cloth) to the revered saint. During the nearly two-hour visit by the Rangers, Border Security Force men served them tea and snacks, besides handing them packets of sweets for their families. Devotees from both sides throng the nearly 180 years old shrine to pay obeisance to Baba Dileep Singh Man...
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GST to give financial autonomy to states including J&K: Jitendra
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JAMMU, Jun 22: Taking a dig at leaders opposed to the implementation of GST in Jammu and Kashmir arguing that it would affect the state's autonomy, Union Minister of State in PMO Dr Jitendra Singh said today the reform was a major step towards granting "fiscal autonomy" to the states. “The Goods and Services (GST) Tax will also bring ease of business by reducing bribery and corruption and eliminate unending traffic jams at toll and tax posts all over the country, he said while speaking to reporters. Terming the GST as a first major step to strengthen the federal structure, Singh said "the new legislation will give financial autonomy to states including J&K." "This is for the first time in the history of independent India that the Prime Minister has shown the courage to take a major ...
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Guterres hints at ‘mediation bid’
No scope for UN’s intervention in Kashmir issue: Swamy
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Jun 22: BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Dr Subramanian Swamy on Thursday categorically stated that there is no scope for the United Nations' intervention in Kashmir issue, while urging the world body to ensure that Pakistan doesn't encourage terrorism in the name of 'Jihad'. Remarks from the firebrand BJP leader came a day after UN chief Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday that his recent meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif were targeted at initiating dialogue between the two neighbours to resolve the issue of Kashmir. Although the UN Secretary General did not give any impression that he would be mediating between India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue, his statement raised many eyebrows in India and is being seen as a ...
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India launches veiled attack on Pak in UN
Questions source of terror funding in Afghanistan
UNITED NATIONS, Jun 22(Agencies): In a veiled reference to Pakistan, India has asked the UN member states to find the source from where the "anti-government elements" in Afghanistan were getting weapons, training and funds to fight one of the biggest collective military forces in the world. "We see a growing tendency of treating violence in Afghanistan as a routine occurrence. Brutalities by terrorist and criminal networks are ignored under the label of anti-government elements or a consequence of a civil and political conflict. In doing so, we appear to be failing in asking some crucial questions," India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin said on Wednesday. Mincing no words, Akbaruddin, speaking at a Security Council debate on Afghanistan, questioned wher...
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J&K cop, among 4, released by Pakistan
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JAMMU/NEW DELHI, Jun 22: A policeman of Jammu and Kashmir, who had inadvertently crossed over to Pakistan three years back, was today sent back home. Constable Sohan Lal was handed over to the BSF by the Pakistan Rangers at the Wagah border in Punjab, BSF DIG Dharminder Pareek said here. “Following the persistent efforts by Jammu Frontier of BSF with Pakistan Rangers, the Rangers handed over Constable of J&K Police Sohan Lal to the BSF at Wagah border in Punjab today,” Pareek said. Sohan Lal was among four Indian prisoners who were released in Pakistan and crossed over to India today. Earlier this was announced by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) today in the union capital.MEA spokesperson however described Sohan Lal as civil prisoner. MEA official spokesperson Gopal Baglay sa...
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`No hopes of breakthrough today’
Talks, preconditions cannot go together: Basit
‘Solution unacceptable to Kashmiris not acceptable to Pak’
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Jun 21: Pakistan's outgoing High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit has defended the dialogue between the two countries to end their differences, but he does not see any possibility of a breakthrough on this account at present. In an interview with a national daily ‘The Hindu’, he also reiterated his country’s position on resolution of Kashmir issue stating that no solution would be acceptable unless it was acceptable to the people of Jammu & Kashmir. “As far as Islamabad is concerned, no solution is acceptable unless it is acceptable to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Any other solution will fall apart very quickly," he said. He emphasized that Kashmir issue should be resolved according to UN resolution and as per aspirations of Kashmiris. Regarding Kulbhushan Jadhav row, ...
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Suspended traffic resumes amid jams on highway
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JAMMU, June 21: The suspended traffic on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway resumed this evening after the road was cleared of shooting stones triggered by overnight rains while Jammu witnessed worst ever water logging, today. “The traffic has been restored from both the sides on the highway,” a police spokesman here said. He said that slipper conditions prevail on the highway at some locations as work of road widening is in full swing, adding, “Long traffic jam exists on the highway while traffic police in assistance with other agencies are on job.” Earlier, the 300 km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed for traffic after rains triggered landslides in the Udhampur and Ramban districts, today. Heavy rains triggered landslides as well as mudslides on the highway at Bali Nall...
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Jawan, driver feared dead as truck falls into Chenab
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RAMBAN, June 21: Two persons including an Army jawan are feared dead after a truck skidded off the highway and fell into the Chenab river in Ramban district today. Police said that a fruit laden truck skidded off the Jammu-Srinagar national highway and rolled down into river Chenab near Mehar area of the district this morning. In the accident, two persons may have drowned, the official said adding that driver of the truck has been identified as Angrez Singh of Udhampur and the jawan as Naresh. The jawan was on leave and was travelling in the truck to Udhampur, the police said. After getting information, police team, Red Cross volunteers rushed to the spot and started operation to fish out the bodies of the deceased. The bodies were not traced out, when reports last came in. A case i...
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J&K bags annual national award under MGNREGA
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NEW DELHI, Jun 21: For the first time in the history of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in the state, the Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Jammu and Kashmir bagged the first national award for effective initiatives under Geo-Tagging of MGNREGA assets. The award ceremony in this regard was held on Monday in Plenary Hall, Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi in which participants from across the country represented their respective states. The award was received by Commissioner Secretary, RDD Nirmal Sharma. The award ceremony was chaired by union Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water & Sanitation, Narendra Singh Tomar, and Union Minister of State RDD Ram Kripal Yadav, Union Secretary Amarjeet Sinha and other senior officer...
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Nirmal, Khanna call on CM
Mehbooba thanked for presidential nominee support
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SRINAGAR, Jun 21: The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh along with BJP national vice president and state party incharge Avinash Rai Khanna today called on the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and extended thanks for supporting the NDA presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind. Dr Singh maintained that the gesture of the PDP would further strengthen and cement the ties between two coalition partners. He said that it would also give a befitting reply to the forces who are opposing this alliance for vested interests, particularly opposition parties. Dr. Singh said that NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind was born in a poor family and long struggled for the rights of the weaker sections. Kovind a former two-time Rajya Sabha MP and Governor has always been associated with the poor, back...
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Govt orders placement of 4 SEs as CEs
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JAMMU. June 21: The state government today ordered placement of four Superintending Engineers (Civil) as I/C Chief Engineers in the Public Works Department in their own pay and grade for a period of six months or till the posts are filled up on regular basis. The promotees include are Sita Ram Dogra, D K Razdan, Nisar Ahmed Bhat and Rajinder Kumar Saproo. Consequent upon these placements, the state government also ordered transfers and postings in PWD. According to an order issued in this regard, Sudhir Kumar Shah has been transferred and posted as Chief Engineer R&B Jammu, Sat Pal Manhas has been posted as Chief Engineer PMGSY Jammu vice P L Bhushan, D K Razdan has been transferred posted Chief Engineer, Chenab Valley power Project (CVPP), P L Bhushan has been transferred and posted ...
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Bhaderwah court issues Geelani’s arrest warrant
He is already under house arrest for last 7 years: Hurriyat (G)
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SRINAGAR, Jun 20: A court in Bhaderwah has issued an arrest warrant to Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani in a case that has been going on in the court since 1989. Hurriyat (G) spokesman, Ayaz Akbar Geelani had given a speech in Bhaderwah in 1989 and then the police had filed an FIR No. 169/89 against him. “Today, a police party from Baderwah had arrived to the residence of the Chairman and served the arrest warrant before him. And, the Chairman told them that he has no hesitation in being arrested,” Akbar said. He said that the police party did not arrest him but informed that they will talk to their higher authorities. Lashing out at the government, the Hurriyat (G) spokesman said that the arrest warrant is a mockery of the court as Geelani was “already under house ar...
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Transfers, postings of 16 KAS officers ordered
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, June 20: The state government today ordered transfers and postings of 16 KAS officers. As per Government Orders, Anil Kumar Gupta, KAS, Secretary, J&K State Electricity Regulatory Commission, hasa ben transferred and posted as Joint Financial Commissioner, Agrarian Reforms in the office of Financial Commissioner, Revenue, against an available vacancy. Sachin Dev Singh, KAS, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Jammu, has been transferred and posted as Additional Secretary to the Government, Labour and Employment Department. Gul Hassan Kraipak, KAS, Project Manager, IWMP, Kishtwar, has been transferred and posted as Project Officer, Wage Employment (ACD), Ramban, vice Mohammad Jehangir Khandey, who shall report to the Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj. Shafiq Ahm...
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3 SSPs shifted
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JAMMU, June 20: State government today ordered minor reshuffle in the administration. Altaf Ahmad Khan, who was posted as Commandant JKAP- 7th battalion will join as SSP Anantnag. As per an Home Deptt orders, the government also ordered the posting of Firdous Iqbal SSP, awaiting orders of adjustment, as Commandant JKAP and Zubair Ahmed Khan, SSP Anantnag as Commandant JKAP 11th Bn against available vacancy....
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Forest dept cracks down on encroachers in Jammu
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JAMMU, June 20: Forest department today launched a crackdown on encroachers and evicted them, retrieving 15 kanals of land in the outskirts of the city. The Divisional Forest Officer, Jammu said that on specific information, a forest team was constituted for dismantling of two structures in the forest land. The team faced stiff resistance by the forest field staff during the operation. However, with the assistance of a police party through SHO, Police Station Janipur the forest team was able to control the situation and retrieve back the forest land. A team of forest officials led by the range officer dismantled two structures constructed by Mohammad Aslam in Compartment number 3 in Paloura Block at Upper Roop Nagar and retrieved the forest land, the officer said. 400 feet of fencing...
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Domestic violence
Accused flees police custody, jumps into Chenab at Akhnoor
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, June 20: As a youth detained for alleged domestic violence escaped from Police Station and jump into river Chenab in Akhnoor, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jammu placed under suspension a police constable for dereliction in duty and ordered an enquiry into the whole episode. It was learnt that a 27-year-old van driver, who had been allegedly detained at Police Station Akhnoor on charges of domestic violence, allegedly escaped from police custody and later jumped into river Chenab on Monday morning. Identified as Raj Kumar alias Kaka of Daksal village in Ward Number 1, Akhnoor, the police are still looking for his body. Constable, Saddam Hussain, who brought the accused out of the lock-up, has been suspended and a case registered against him, said Sub-Divisional Poli...
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PDP to support Kovind in presidential election
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SRINAGAR, Jun 20: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has decided to support the NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind in the upcoming presidential elections of the country. According to a party spokesman, the decision was taken after the party president Mehbooba Mufti held consultations with her colleagues and senior party leaders in Srinagar. The BJP president Amit Shah had made a request in this regard to the PDP president. The decision of the party has been communicated to Shah, he said....
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Life returns to normal in rest of south Kashmir after 3 days
Shutdown in Kulgam, Anantnag
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SRINAGAR, Jun 19: Shut down was today observed in Anantnag and Kulgam, while life returned to normal in rest of south Kashmir after three days. The shutdown was observed in Anantnag in connection with the 23rd death anniversary of Qazi Nisar Ahmad. While general strike in Kulgam continued against the killing of Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Junaid Mattoo, killed in Arwani encounter. In rest of south Kashmir life was back to normal after three days. The south Kashmir observed the strike against the killing of three militants in an encounter and two civilians at Arwani in security forces firing on protestors. Shops and other business reopened and transport also plied on roads. Complete shutdown was observed in Anantnag on the 23rd death anniversary of prominent separatist and religious sch...
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Civilian injured in Pulwama village
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SRINAGAR, Jun 19: A civilian was injured in a firing incident at Drabgam village in Pulwama district this evening. Local people alleged that he was fired upon by security forces without any provocation, but police said he was injured in retaliatory firing by security forces after a militant attack. Local people said the civilian Altaf Ahmad Zargar was injured in army firing. They said Zargar was fired upon when he was riding a bike. According to them, there was no stone-pelting in the area and no attack on security forces. Meanwhile, a police spokesman in a statement said,” As reported by security forces, militants fired upon their patrolling party near Firdousabad Drabgam, Pulwama which was retaliated. In this incident one civilian Altaf Ahmad Zargar was injured. He has been referred ...
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Implement GST in J&K for growth, increased employment: CII
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JAMMU, Jun 19: Expressing concern over the uncertainty being raised over the implementation of GST in the state, members of apex industry body Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) voiced unanimous support in favor of implementation of GST here today. CII J&K State Council comprises industry representatives from the state and those having setup their industrial units in J&K. Rahul Sahai, Chairman, CII J&K State Council, said, "GST is India's most significant indirect tax reform in decades. It represents not just a change in the indirect tax regime, but also a major business transformation. GST is expected to usher in a harmonized national market of goods and services and shall lead to a simplified, assesse friendly tax administration system. CII is of the unanimous view that industry...
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Majithia Wage Board dispute
SC rules in favour of newspaper employees
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NEW DELHI, Jun 19: The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favour of employees in the Majithia Wage Board dispute for journalists and non-journalist employees of newspaper establishments. A vacation bench of the apex court headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi passed the order, saying the benefits of Majithia Wage Board is to be extended to contractual employees. On February 8, the apex court dismissed all writ petitions moved by newspaper managements against the Majithia Wage Board. It ordered the owners to pay their employees the wages as revised/determined by the wage board payable from November 11, 2011, when the Government of India notified the recommendations of the Majithia Wage Board. All the arrears up to March 2014 would be paid to the eligible persons in four equal installments wi...
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Missing J&K constable death case: SC seeks fresh report from police
NEW DELHI, Jun 19 (Agencies): The Supreme Court today asked the Jammu and Kashmir Police to submit a fresh status report in the probe into the death of its constable Sameer Bhat who allegedly went missing on May 14 after leaving Kupwara for Srinagar. The constable is alleged to have been killed by his colleague, Special Police Officer Eijaz Ahmed, to avenge his “sexual assault”. A vacation bench of justices D Y Chandrachud and S K Kaul asked the state Director General of Police to file a fresh status report and posted the matter for further hearing on July 17. The apex court was not satisfied with the status report filed today and sought a detailed and comprehensive report. Petitioner M K Pandita, who sought an independent probe into the constable’s death, said that there was foul pla...
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Amar Nath Yatra-2017
Organise night patrolling on NH, strengthen infiltration grid on IB, LoC: IGP to security agencies
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JAMMU, June 19: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Jammu zone stressed upon Army, CRPF and District SSsP to organise night patrolling on National Highway regularly and maintain close liaison with all forces deployed in their area of jurisdictions to foil the nefarious designs of anti national elements and their mentors across the border. Dr. S.D Singh, IGP Jammu zone held a meeting with Army/para military forces, intelligence agencies and Jammu based police officers at Conference Hall, Police Control Room (PCR) Jammu in order to discuss the police/security arrangements being planned in connection with forth coming Amar Nath Yatra-2017 in Jammu province. During the meeting, detailed briefing was given by the officers of Intelligence agencies/army/police with regard to police/security arr...
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Police refutes allegation
Shabir’s brother, nephew injured in pellet firing at Bijbehara: Spokesman
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SRINAGAR, Jun 18: A spokesman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) today alleged that paramilitary force deliberately targetted and fired pellets upon the brother and nephew of senior separatist leader Shabir Ahmad Shah near Bijbehara area. According to party spokesperson, Syed Shah who is the brother of Shabir Shah and his son Arshid Shah were targetted by police and paramilitary force by firing several rounds of pellets on their vehicle while they were on way to Srinagar to meet Shabir Ahmad Shah and later for a medical checkup. They have been shifted to hospital for the treatment, spokesman said. Meanwhile, a police spokesman in a statement said, “Apropos to a news being circulated on social networking sites, WhatsApp groups and on the news portals that some persons got injured after t...
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