UHQ Meeting Reviews Internal, External Security Situation

SRINAGAR — Governor Satya Pal Malik chaired the Unified Headquarters meeting in Srinagar to review the overall security situation in the State. The meeting comprised top brass of the army, police, paramilitary, state and central intelligence agencies. The meeting was attended by K. Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Governor; BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Lt. Gen. Ranbir […]

Army Chief Visits Rajouri, Reviews Security

JAMMU — Army chief General Bipin Rawat Friday visited troops on the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu, assuring material and moral support to all soldiers for enhancing operational capabilities. The Army chief reviewed the security situation in the state and exhorted all ranks to remain vigilant to counter the nefarious designs of […]

Iran Defiance Stops Trump’s Strike Plan

WASHINGTON — Iran said Friday it had “indisputable” evidence a US drone it downed had violated its airspace, as reports emerged in the US that President Donald Trump had approved then scrapped retaliatory strikes against Iranian targets. The downing of the drone — which Washington insists was above international waters but Iran says was within its airspace — […]

Hailstorm Batters Apple, Veggie Crops In South, Central Kashmir

PULWAMA — Rain and hail storms lashed a swathe of the Pulwama and Budgam districts on Friday, devastating apple and other crops besides vegetables. Reports said that a fierce storm battered the south and central Kashmir districts with hail, decimating orchards just as the summer season was kicking into high gear. Reports said hailstorm battered Rajpora, […]

Abducted Husband-Wife Shot At In Anantnag

SRINAGAR — Husband-wife duo, abducted by unknown gunmen Thursday evening, was injured after shot at by them in Arwani village of Anantnag district in south Kashmir on Friday. Reports said that the unknown gunmen abducted Mudasir Ahmad Makroo and his wife Nusrat Begum last evening in Bijbehara. Today afternoon, while Nusrat suffered injuries in her […]

Govt Forms Panel For Health Scheme For Employees

SRINAGAR — Government on Friday constitution of Steering Committee for implementation of Trust Based Medical Insurance Scheme for employees of J&K State. Headed by Chief Secretary, the committee has been tasked to finalize the modalities of a Trust Based Health Insurance (TBHI) scheme for employees and guide the Health & Medical Education Department in establishing the […]

GST Council Extends Anti-Profiteering Authority’s Tenure

NEW DELHI — The all-powerful GST Council Friday extended the tenure of the anti-profiteering authority by two years and approved imposing a penalty of up to 10 per cent on entities not passing on benefits of GST rate cuts to consumers.  Briefing reporters after the 35th meeting of the Council, Revenue Secretary A B Pandey said […]

Govt Asks Banks,PSUs To Review Staff’s Service Records To Weed Out Corrupt

NEW DELHI — The Centre has asked banks, PSUs and all its departments to review service records of employees working under them to weed out corrupt and non-performing ones. The Personnel Ministry has written to secretaries of all central government departments asking them to carry out the review of all categories of employees in “letter and […]

Walmart To Pay Over USD 282 Million To Close US Bribery Probe

WASHINGTON — Global retail giant Walmart has agreed to pay USD 282.7 million to settle charges of violating anti-corruption regulations of the US while operating its business in India, China, Brazil and Mexico, the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced. According to the SEC, these violations were conducted by Walmart’s third-party intermediaries who made payments […]

SAC Approves Training Policy For KAS officers

SRINAGAR — The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved the Training Policy for the officers of Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service. The Government had set up a Committee to devise a Comprehensive Training Policy for the officers of the Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service on the […]

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