CM takes briefing of PHE, I&FC Department

JAMMU: Emphasizing upon sustained efforts to harness State’s abundant water potential, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, Friday committed to go whole hog in providing safe potable drinking water to every household as well as assured irrigation to the farmer community in the state.   To enforce accountability, she said the performance of the engineers will be linked […]

Lal Singh directs to start fencing of forest land at Sunjwan

JAMMU: Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment Choudhary Lal Singh today directed the concerned authorities to immediately take up fencing work of the open forest land at Sunjwan. He also asked them to take up plantation of fruit plants and develop view points.The Minister gave these directions during his visit to Sunjwan.He said that the […]

CS reviews implementation of e-District, SSDG project in J&K

 JAMMU: Chief Secretary, B R Sharma Friday reviewed the implementation status of the e-District and State e-Governance Service Delivery Gateway (SSDG) project in a meeting, he chaired here. Principal Secretary, Forests, R K Gupta, Commissioner Secretary, PDD, Dheeraj Gupta, Commissioner Secretary, I & C, Shailendra Kumar, Commissioner Secretary, Social Welfare, Ms Sarita Chauhan, Commissioner Secretary, […]

Medical common entrance test to include special category states: Govt

Srinagar: National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), a single common entrance test for admission to MBBS and BDS courses which is slated to be held in two phases, will cover states like Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana which enjoy special category status, the government said Friday. Union Health Minister J P Nadda in a statement […]

CM inaugurates 56 bridges under Project Rahat in Udhampur,launches 56 more

UDHAMPUR: Describing bridges as key component of rural infrastructure, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, Friday promised to break new ground in annihilating distances and adding value to life of people living in remote and inaccessible areas of the state. She congratulated the Rural Development Department (RDD) and DDC, Udhampur, Shahid Iqbal, for their trend-setting initiative by […]

Militant killed in Kupwara

Kupwara: Hundreds of mourners Friday participated in the last rites of an unidentified militant whose dead body was found near a graveyard in Kanthapora village of frontier district Kupwara. According to the locals, they found a bullet ridden body of a youth near grave yard whom police later identified as a militant. The militant had […]

2 die in Doda traffic mishap

JAMMU: Two persons died while three others sustained critical injuries when a vehicle skidded off the road and fell into deep gorge near Chilli-Pingal in Bhalessa area of district Doda today morning, reports said. A Tata Sumo bearing registration number JK 06 -5824 was reportedly on its way from Malik Pura to Chilli, when the […]

4 policemen accused of killing civilian sent to jail

Bandipora: Four policemen accused of killing a Bandipore youth in police custody10 years ago were charge-sheeted Friday by the Crime Branch after they were found guilty in the crime. All the four have been sent to the central jail. The FIR was lodged at Police Station, Bandipore vide No: 125/2007.The charge-sheet was filed in the […]

‘Killer Aziz’ offered me Rs 22 lakh to hush up case

Bandipora: Appreciating the role of Crime Branch and local court for initiating action against the ‘killer’ cops, the father of slain Banidpora youth Saturday claimed that it was Aziz Thakur alias Aziz Killer who picked up his son and then brutally tortured him to death in Kaloosa STF camp in 2006.     Ten years after […]

Pathribal ‘fake’ encounter:HC dismisses petition to reopen case

SRINAGAR: The Jammu & Kashmir High Court on Wednesday dismissed the petition seeking reopening of Pathribal encounter case and transferring it to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).Unhappy with the Army exonerating all the five officers for want of evidence after choosing the option of court martial on Supreme Court’s order, the relatives of the […]