Govt orders rebidding for Rs 10,050 cr Zojila tunnel

NEW DELHI: The government has ordered “rebidding” of the strategic Rs 10,050-crore Zojila pass tunnel contract in Jammu and Kashmir, which was earlier given to IRB Infrastructure.  The decision to rebid the tunnel project was taken recently at a high-level meeting, chaired by Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, official sources said.  At the […]

Govt orders disbursement of relief to flood victims

Jammu: Following the approval of the State Administrative Council, the Revenue Department has issued orders to the payment of financial assistance, under Prime Minister’s Development Plan 2015, to the owners of houses damaged due to floods of September 2014. The financial assistance sanctioned under Prime Minister’s Development Plan 2015 will be over and above the […]

Rs.41.53 crore disbursed to Kashmir traders

JAMMU: As per the report received by the Governor Rs.2.82 crore was disbursed by the Dy. Commissioners as relief to traders in Kashmir Valley on the first two days of March 2016. On 1st March 2016 funds disbursed were: Rs 1.10 crore in Srinagar; Rs.0.13 crore in Pulwama; Rs.0.74 crore in Anantnag; and Rs. 0.03 […]

J&K Bank opens business unit in Jammu, conduct camps in valley

Srinagar: J&K Bank Wednesday commissioned one more business unit at Jammu in Block Bhawal. The bank’s Vice-President and Zonal Head Jammu (C) Arvind Gupta inaugurated the business unit at Nardani Raipur in presence of Cluster Head Rajesh Gupta, Head B.U Suresh Kumar Gupta along with valuable customers, senior citizens and other local residents. Meanwhile, making […]

Horticulture Dept organizes farmers training prog

KATHUA, MARCH 2 – Horticulture Department organized one-day training programme on “Improved Practices for Horticultural Crops” under Sub-Mission for Agriculture Extension (SMAE) – Mission for Agriculture Extension and Technology (ATMA) today. More than two hundred farmers and fruit growers from Kathua, Barnoti and Hiranagar blocks participated in the programme.  While addressing the farmers, Chief Horticulture […]

Div Com distributes relief cheques among Kulgam flood hit traders

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon today said that an amount of Rs 41.53 crore has been disbursed among 16188 traders till date who were affected during the floods of September 2014. While reviewing the process of disbursement of relief among the traders, Dr. Samoon said that government is committed to help each […]

Ishrat Jahan case: Now, Sonia defends Chidambaram

Amid the furore over former undersecretary RVS Mani’s revelations in the Ishrat Jahan case, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday told her party MPs that former home minister P Chidambaram has already explained his position, adding that the grand old party has been targeted since it has been in the government. “Chidambaram ji has already […]

Saudi seeks sectarian strife in Mideast: Nasrallah

Beirut:Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah says Saudi Arabia seeks to instigate “strife” between Shias and Sunnis in the region. Speaking during a televised speech in Beirut on Tuesday, Nasrallah said division among Muslims is a “great threat,” adding that creating strife in Lebanon, particularly among Shias and Sunnis, is […]

Gulf monarchies declare Lebanon’s Hezbollah a ‘terrorist’ group

RIYADH: Gulf monarchies on Wednesday declared Lebanon’s Hezbollah a “terrorist” group, in the latest regional move against the Shiite organisation fighting in support of Syria’s regime. The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council took the action against Hezbollah members because of “hostile actions of the militia who recruit the young people (of the Gulf) for terrorist acts,” […]

Bin Laden left $29 million for ‘jihad’ in handwritten will

WASHINGTON: Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had millions of dollars stashed in Sudan and wanted most of it to be used to fund ‘jihad’, according to a handwritten will released Tuesday. The late 1990s document was among a tranche of newly declassified letters and files that were seized by Navy SEALs on May 2, […]

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