|Budgam Police crack whip against drug peddlers|
|Recover 1000 codeine bottles, SSP says drive to continue|
|SRINAGAR, Feb 19: Continuing its efforts against drug menace, Budgam Police on Sunday received an input regarding transportation of narcotic drugs from Srinagar City towards Budgam town.
Acting swiftly on the information, a Naka was laid near Sheikhpora petrol pump.
During checking, a vehicle Mahindra load carrier bearing Regd. No. JK01D-2650 was intercepted & approx. 1000 bottles of codeine phosphate recovered from the possession of two persons namely Rashid Ahmad Sheikh son of Gh Rasool Sheikh of Hazratbal Srinagar and Mohammad Aslam Mir son of Sonaullah Mir of Ichgam Budgam.
A case FIR No. 33/17 U/S 8/21 NDPS Act has been lodged in P/S Budgam and both the persons arrested, load carrier in question has been seized.
This consignment of drugs has actually been transported through a...|
|Teachers Forum congratulate Altaf Bukhari|
|Ask him to reform Edu Deptt, full their demands|
|SRINAGAR, Feb 19: An extra ordinary session of Jammu & Kashmir Teachers forum was conveyed under the chair of Chairman Abdul Qayoom Wani at Jammu.
The session welcomed and congratulated Syed Altaf Bukhari for holding portfolio of Education and it was hoped that Syed Altaf Bukhari.
The Education Minister shall garner all his capabilities for initiating concrete steps to bring reform in the department. Since the department was passing through uncertainty for the last two years as choking of ethical values, playing with honor of teachers, Politicizing the future of students and backing of officers having wolves nature and morally corrupt had caused a great damage to the department.
So it is the need of the hour to a refresh and make the department child centered, Restoration of ethical ...|
|Resolution to declare holiday on Hari Singh’s Birthday awaits govt nod|
|File under consideration at GAD as Deputy Chairman asks Govt. to respond|
|SRINAGAR, Feb 19: The resolution passed unanimously by the upper house in Jammu and Kashmir over declaring state holiday on the birth anniversary of Maharaja Hari Sigh- the last dogra king of the state, is pending with the government and is awaiting the final nod.
Top sources within the state dispensation told that on day when the Legislative Council passed the resolution, its details were sent by the secretary Assembly to Secretary General Administrative Department. “It is a general procedure that wherever a resolution is passed in the Upper house of the state legislature, its details are forwarded the GAD for further action. The resolution pertaining to declaring state holiday on Maharaja Hari Singh’s birthday has also been sent to the GAD for further action thereof,” sources within th...|
|JK looses 1900 Crores to incomplete projects|
|670 Dev projects worth 3100 crores gather dust, action a distant dream|
|SRINAGAR, Feb 19: There were as many as 670 developmental projects costing rupees one crore or above which had overshot their scheduled completion dates due to which the state exchequer has lost around 1900 crores.
The official documents in possession of KNS reveal that the incomplete projects had a total sanctioned cost of rupees 3100 crores approximately and an extra amount of rupees 1901.52 crores had been expended on these incomplete projects.
Furthermore, in respect of six projects of Public Works Department (PWD), 41 projects of PHE and six projects of PDD divisions, the cost was revised upwards by a whooping rupees 224.92 crores. However, there were no specific reasons given over the revising of the costs of the pending projects.
The documents reveal that for public works in Jam...|
|BJP raising Rohingya refugees issue to defend its weak stand on WP Refugees: MLA Langate|
|SRINAGAR Feb 19: Reacting sharply to BJP’s intentions to communalise the issue of Rohingya refugees in Jammu, MLA Langate Rasheed has accused BJP of raising the issue to defend its weak stand on west Pakistani refugees.
In a statement issued today, Rasheed rejected the version put forward by the BJP state president Satpal Sharma in a seminar held in Jammu, wherein he had communalised the Rohingya refugee issue and called it a conspiracy to change the demography of the state.
Rasheed said “while few hundred Rohingya refugees are residing temporarily in Jammu after facing the ethnic cleansing at the hands of Myanmar Government, there are thousands of non state subjects living in Jammu city and its vicinity. If central and state governments truly want the non state subjects to leave the ...|
|Steering committee of CUCET-2017 holds meeting|
|SRINAGAR, Feb 19: A meeting of the Steering Committee of the CUCET-2017 consortium comprising 11 Central Universities from across the country was held at Gulmarg.
Seven Vice-Chancellors and representatives of these Central Universities discussed and approved the modalities in respect of the upcoming Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET-2017). The admission notice for the various programmes offered by these universities is expected to be put online by the middle of March, 2017 and entrance test is tentatively scheduled for the 3rd week of May.
During the meeting, the decision of the Central University of Kashmir to conduct the admission tests for some integrated programmes on their own immediately following the declaration of the 12th class results was appreciated keeping...|
|Book exhibition concludes|
|SRINAGAR, Feb 19: A 2-day book exhibition organized by Directorate of School Education Kashmir concluded at Govt Girls Higher Secondary School Kothibagh in Srinagar today.
Director School Education Kashmir, Kumar Rajeev Ranjan, who had inaugurated the exhibition, stressed the teachers to inculcate the habit of book reading in students. He said efforts are afoot to make libraries and book reading habit a living reality of education in Kashmir. He said the department has entrusted the selection of books to experts of different subjects who have been selected from the educational institutions of the valley.
During the exhibition, 50 book sellers and publishers had set up their stalls which were visited by a large number of students, teachers and general book lovers....|
|Rs 28.09 cr spent on dev works in Bandipora|
|BANDIPORA, Feb 19: An amount of Rs 28.09 crore has been spent on various development projects and welfare schemes in the district up to January 2017.
This was stated during a review meeting held under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner, Sajad Hussain, here today.
The meeting took stock of physical and financial achievements registered under Health, Education, PHE, R&B, Power, Rural Development, Irrigation and other sectors in the district.
It was informed that Rs 12.39 crore were incurred under MGNREGA, Rs 2.56 crore under RMSA, Rs 2.29 crore under R&B and Rs 1.39 crore under Health.
The DDC impressed upon the officers to speed up their efforts and ensure completion of all ongoing developmental works within the stipulated period. He asked officers to submit their pr...|
|DC approves Rs 627.79 cr Potential Linked Credit Plan for 2017-18|
|BUDGAM, Feb 19: District Development Commissioner, Mir Altaf Rs 627.79 crore Ahmad, today chaired 58th District Level Review Committee meeting to review the progress of line departments and Banks with respect to economic development of the district.
Officers of concerned departments, DDM NABARD, representatives from RBI, Cluster Head of J&K Bank and District Coordinators of various Banks operating in the district attended the meeting.
The meeting discussed in detail progress and achievements made by the Banks in implementation of various government sponsored schemes like Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, MUDRA Yojana, Fasal Bhima Yojana, NULM and Stand-up India.
Giving details about performance of Banks, as on December 2016, operating in the district, it was informed that total deposits...|
|PWD to usher in greater transparency, accountability: Naeem Akhtar|
|SRINAGAR, Feb 19: Minister for Public Works, Naeem Akhtar today called for employing latest project management techniques for timely completion of projects in key sectors.
Speaking at a review meeting of the R&B Department Kashmir here, the Minister set timeline for completion of all the ongoing projects while laying focus on quality execution of works and adopting proper design methodology.
The Minister took a comprehensive review of the projects being executed by the PWD in R&B, Health, Education and under Centrally Sponsored Schemes.
Akhtar said his aim would be to accelerate development in the State and bring transparency and public accessibility in the working of the PWD. “I will be looking forward to leading a team that believes in its capabilities so that developmental activitie...|
|ADGP Armed inaugurates newly constructed building at Zewan|
|SRINAGAR, Feb 19: Additional Director General of Police Armed J&K LT Mohanti inaugurated newly constructed building of Bore Well-2nd in the Armed Complex Zewan.
The ADGP was accompanied by Commandant JKAP 9th Battalion, Shailender Singh-SSP / Estates Commandant APC Zewan and Commandant JKAP-12thBn Bakar Samoon.
Among others Dy Commandant JKAP 9th Bn Hamidullah Sheikh, Dy. Commandant JKAP-12th Bn Muneer Ahmad, DYSP, JKAP-9th Bn Devender Singh, DySP JKAP-9th Bn Sunil Singh, DYSP JKAP-9th Bn Faraz Hussain, DySP JKAP-12th Bn Rigzin Sundop and other officers were also present on the occasion....|
|Application of Collection of Statistics Act, 2008 to J&K|
|Netizens fume, ask Kashmiri’s to raise their voice|
|SRINAGAR, Feb 16: A day after Indian Cabinet approves Bill to bring Jammu and Kashmir under Statistics Act that seeks to extend jurisdiction of the Collection of Statistics Act, 2008, to Jammu and Kashmir on matters pertaining to statistics under Union and Concurrent lists, people across Kashmir Valley have started showing their anger and anguish on social networking sites raising questions over the rectitude and conviction of People’s Democratic Party led incumbent Government.
"The Union Cabinet chaired by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved a proposal to introduce a Bill in Parliament to extend the jurisdiction of the Collection of Statistics Act, 2008, to Jammu and Kashmir on statistics relevant to any matters under any of the entries specified in the List-I (Union List) ...|
|NC bats for engagement with alienated Kashmir youth|
|Warns against belligerent remarks|
|SRINAGAR, Feb 16: National Conference on Thursday expressed disappointment and dismay over the "belligerent" remarks of the Army Chief about dealing "mercilessly" with the isolated and alienated youth of Kashmir and said such posturing would compound the situation and increase the hostility in the Valley.
In a statement issued from Party Headquarters in Srinagar, NC State Spokesperson Junaid Azim Mattu and Political Secretary to Working President Tanvir Sadiq said it was tragic that New Delhi was still trying to talk to the youth of Kashmir through the defense establishment when the need of the hour was to engage them politically.
“Youth rushing towards encounter sites and incidents of stone-pelting on the forces during encounters are worrying and alarming signs of the sense of alienati...|
|Army Chief’s words threat to Kashmiris: MLA Langate|
|SRINAGAR, Feb 16: AIP Supremo and MLA Langate, Rasheed while reacting to statement made by Army Chief Gen. Rawat that those moving towards encounter sites and raising pro militants slogans would be treated as anti nationals, has called it a confession that state has lost the control in Kashmir.
While interacting people in Kupwara today, Rasheed said “While New Delhi doesn’t get tired claiming Kashmiris as its own people, the threat given by Gen Rawat has exposed the claim.
“General’s threat is a confession that militants have mass support and calling them terrorists is not the solution. Gen Rawat’s warning can be his professional compulsion but New Delhi must see and analyses it beyond that. While militancy is completing its thirty years, New Delhi has miserably failed to consolidate ...|
|LAWDA demolishes 6 illegal structures in Srinagar|
|SRINAGAR, Feb 16: Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) through its Enforcement Wing today demolished six illegally raised structures in various parts of Srinagar.
Enforcement Officer of LAWDA said that structures were demolished at Teilbal, Hazratbal, Laam, Khayam Chowk and Brein Nishat.
He said that people residing within the LAWDA jurisdiction are directed not to go for any sort of illegal constructions and Tipper/Load carrier owners are asked not to carry any constructional material in the prohibited area of Dal/Nageen lakes without permission....|
|Strike on Feb 24|
|SRINAGAR, Feb 15: Separatist leadership today issued a fresh protest calendar according to which a general strike will be observed on February 24 (Friday).
However, on coming Friday (February 17) no strike has been called. It said no strike has been called on coming Friday as three day strike was observed recently. The separatist leadership has been calling strikes on every Friday for last two months.
The leadership in their latest calendar has called for protests on various days....|
|CM’s promise over following SOP’s proves ‘futile’: Oppn|
|‘Civilian killings bound to trigger unrest in Valley’|
|SRINAGAR, Feb 13: A day after the two civilians were killed in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district, the opposition parties on Monday said that the continuous civilian killings are bound to trigger unrest in the Valley again.
The opposition parties said that the promises made by the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti over following Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) have proven ‘futile’ on the ground.
Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) state chief, G A Mir said, “Yet another civilian killings in the Valley seems that the present regime hasn’t learnt any lesson from the last year’s unrest (2106), during which nearly 100 people were killed and thousands were maimed.”
Mir said that the promises made by Mehbooba Mufti over handling the local militants has proven ‘hoax’ on the gro...|
|SP Traffic reviews functioning of traffic deptt|
|SRINAGAR, Feb 13: The traffic police department on Monday held a review meeting under the chairmanship of newly appointed Senior SSP Traffic City, Sargun Shukla.
The meeting according to officials was attended by Sajad Ahmad Shah Addl. SP Traffic City Srinagar, Salim Jehangir Dy SP Traffic City South Srinagar, Muhammad Nasir, Dy SP Traffic City North Srinagar besides all DTI’s and SO’s of traffic City Srinagar.
The officials said that at the outset of meeting SP Traffic City Srinagar got introduced to all the officers of traffic City Srinagar and apprised the participants about the aim of convening the meeting.
“The basic endeavor of the meeting was delineation of the priorities and imperatives for the City Traffic Police,” officials added.
According to the officials the participants ...|
|Who is responsible for Wakaf Board mess|
|Authorities, traders blame each other|
|SRINAGAR, Feb 13: The Wakaf Board authorities and trade bodies in Kashmir are at loggerheads with both trading accusations against each other over its mess.
The revision of rates of the shops owned by the Board has mired a fresh controversy.
The authorities claim that the revision of rates was to generate more revenue, and it was only hiking the rent in keeping with the structure of rents in the market. The business community has opposed the decision terming it “arbitrary and unjustified”.
Now, the Wakaf Board authorities and the traders are accusing each other for “misleading” the public.
The duo is getting paid advertisements published in local newspapers of the valley accusing each other over mess in the Board.
In one of the advertisements, the Vice Chairman of the Wakaf Board, Pe...|
|Unrest still haunts Valley|
|Non-locals labourers refuse to work in Kashmir|
|SRINAGAR, Feb 13: The developmental works have not been started as around 80 percent labourers who left Kashmir during unrest have not returned so far.
Hundreds of non-locals including skilled workers working on various developmental projects have left the Valley.Even though, there is improvement in the situation but the outside officials and skilled labourers are reluctant to return to the Valley to resume work on developmental projects.
“Under the present circumstances, it is not possible to re-start work in the Valley. When ministers, MLAs and bureaucrats are reluctant to move freely than how is it possible to work in Kashmir,” a group of skilled labourers who have been working on Jehaingir Chowk-Rambagh flyover in Srinagar told KNS.
Work on some vital projects including Jahangir Ch...|