Articles published on January 11, 2017

  • Finance Minister Dr Hasseb A Drabu presenting the Budge t2017-18 in Legislative Assembly on Wednesday

    Drabu Unveils 76,335 Crore Deficit Budget

    Laying emphasis on the micro-budgetary reform, State Finance Minister Dr Haseeb Drabu on Wednesday presented Rs 79,472 crore deficit budget laying emphasis on pro-employees welfare initiatives, including the implementation of 7th Pay Commission
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    7th Pay Commission, Hike In Salaries From 2018

    Jammu and Kashmir will implement the recommendations of the 7th pay commission from April 2018 to give a massive 23.5 per cent hike to lakhs of government employees and pensioners in the state,
    Local News
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    Mehbooba Welcomes Budget Proposals

    Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has welcomed the Budget 2017-18 presented in both Houses of State Legislature on Wednesday.The Chief Minister said many of the social interventions, including relief to horticulture, agriculture, transport
    Local News
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    Srinagar To Have ‘Aiwaan-e-Sahafat’

    Finance Minister said that the newspaper editors had made a compelling case for revising the advertisement tariffs during a meeting with him. Accordingly, “I propose to increase the tariffs to cover the inflation"
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    Aadhaar-Seeded Registration Mandatory For Govt Jobs

    To address the issue of unemployment, government has announced major reforms in the existing system of employment department.Finance minister, Haseeb Drabu while delivering the budget speech in the Jammu and Kashmir Legislature
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    Demonetisation Had Not Much Affect In Kashmir: Drabu

    Stating that main banks in the State managed demonetisation well, the Jammu and Kashmir Government today said the note ban did not have any negative effect on the State and instead it helped bring down prices of the real estate
    Local News
  • Funeral procession of Riyaz Ahmad Shah, an ATM guard who was killed by government forces during summer unrest.Pix Abid Bhat/KO

    Police Asked To Set Up SITs To Probe Unrest Killings

    The Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered setting up of Special Investigating Teams (SITs) into the deaths of civilians as well as the involvement of police personnel during the five-month-long unrest in the Valley last year
    Local News
  • Mehbooba Mufti

    Over 4000 Militants, Missing People Of J&K In Pak: Govt

    Over 4,000 militants and missing people of Jammu and Kashmir are still in Pakistan and Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK), the state government said Wednesday.
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    Coal Scam : 2 KU Officials Arrested

    Police have arrested two officials of Kashmir University for their alleged involvement in ‘coal scam’. Few days ago, Vice-Chancellor of University of Kashmir (KU) Professor Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi had handed over a case
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    917 Deaths In Road Accidents in 2016

    The year 2016 witnessed 5836 road accidents across Jammu and Kashmir claiming 917 precious lives while 8142 people suffered disability in these accidents, RTO Kashmir Farooq Ahmed said on Wednesday
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  •  J&K Bank chairman Parvez Ahmad presenting bouquet to Finance Minister Dr Haseeb A Drabu

    Govt announces Rs 532 Cr  additional capital infusion in J&K Bank

    Government Of J&K today announced an amount of Rs532cr as additional capital infusion in two tranches during next financial year to retain its strategic equity share of 53.17% in J&K Bank which was struggling to maintain its capital adequacy
    Business
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    DSEK regularizes services of 454 ReT teachers

    Director School Education Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat, today issued regularization orders of 454 Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReT) teachers.Giving district wise breakup, a statement of Directorate of School Education Kashmir said 32 ReT teachers from Anan
    Local News
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    Budgam police recovers stolen ambulance

    An ambulance which was stolen by some unknown persons from Srinagar, was today recovered by Budgam police from Wadwan area.On 10th of January 2017, driver of an ambulance vehicle Mohammad Ibrahim Bhat resident of Vizer Baramulla reported in Polic
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    Chill increases blood pressure,keep warm to avert heart attack:DAK

    With drop in mercury to sub-freezing temperatures in the valley, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today warned that cold weather significantly increases blood pressure.
    City News
  • Afghan firefighters and municipal workers try to clean debris from the site of suicide attack in Kabul. —Reuters

    Five UAE officials among 56 killed in Afghanistan bombings

    Five UAE officials were among 56 people killed in a string of bombings across Afghan cities, authorities said Wednesday, as Taliban militants step up a deadly winter campaign of violence.
    World News
  • More than a million people joined the funeral procession of Hashemi Rafsanjani

    2 million bid farewell to Iran's Rafsanjani

    Hundreds of thousands of black clad mourners streamed into the streets of Iranian capital Tuesday to pay their final respects to Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a veteran Iranian politician, viewed by many as a pillar of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
    World News
  • Residents displaced by conflict flee from Maungdaw in Rakhine State on October 13, 2016. AFP file photo

    Thousands flee fighting on Myanmar's border with China

    Thousands of people fled heavy fighting on Myanmar's northern border with China overnight, activists said Wednesday, as the government blocked a senior UN official from visiting the area.
    World News
  • While visiting Beirut in November, Saudi Prince Khaled al-Faisal, the governor of Mecca and also a nephew of King Salman bin Abdulaziz, invited Lebanon's Aoun to visit his country. PHOTO: Reuters

    Lebanon's Aoun visits Riyadh to mend fences with Saudi Arabia

    Lebanese President Michel Aoun, an ally of Iran-backed  group Hezbollah, flew to Saudi Arabia on Monday on his first visit abroad since his October election hoping to ease tensions rooted in the rivalry between Riyadh and Tehran.
    World News
  • Tej Bahadur Yadav made serious allegations: of them not getting enough food to eat, of them getting badly cooked meals and of how they, the jawans had to starve because the ‘corrupt officers’ siphoned off ration meant for them. (Facebook/ Tej Bahadur Yada

    Family of soldier who posted Facebook video stands by him,rubbishes BSF claims

    The family of the BSF jawan, who alleged that troops were served bad-quality food and ration meant for them was often sold off, on Wednesday rubbished Border Security Force’s claims that the soldier had issues with intoxication and discipline.
    Regional News
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    Shoe hurled at Punjab CM Badal

    Close on the heels of stones pelted at the cavalcade of deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal at village Kandhwala Hazar Khan in Jalalabad on Sunday evening, shoe was hurled at Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at village Ratta Khera under Lambi
    Regional News
  • Meryl Streep should shame Bollywood

    Meryl Streep should shame Bollywood

    It was indeed a bold speech by the Hollywood actor Meryl Streep at Golden Globe awards where she was conferred with the lifetime achievement award. In a politically charged speech Streep took on the US president-elect Donald Trump,
    Editorial
  • Whatever the CRPF might say

    Whatever the CRPF might say

    Truth and reconciliation are important first steps for conflict resolution but the paramilitary forces – the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in particular – have not covered themselves in glory by refusing to divulge details pertaining to the use
    Opinions
  • Living in a post truth world

    Living in a post truth world

    In November 2016, Oxford Dictionary declared that the international word for the year was “post-truth”—an adjective relating to or denoting “circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion
    Letters
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    Om Puri – Actor Extraordinaire and Great Human Being

    Om Puri rose above his physical shortcomings and socio-economic background, to win laurels such as the Padma Shri and the OBE, to gain recognition both in the east and the west. He will be remembered by many for the deeply sensitive, versatile actor
    Features
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    Full transcript of Budget speech on Power

    The world over, expenditure allocation in a budget is seen as a clear indicator of the priority accorded to that sector. Seen thus, in all the three budgets of this government so far, power sector is the single biggest item of expenditure
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    Full transcript of Budget Speech 2017-18

    The first budget of the present Government, focusedon macro-budgetary matters wherein the fiscal strategy was outlined; in the second one, attention was paid to distributive issues pertaining to allocative efficiency. 
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    Highlights of Budget 2017-18

    Insurance cover be provided to all the serving employees of all categories in Government for a period of five years. Further, it be made optional for pensioners up to a cover of Rs. 6 lacs for the full family unit.
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    I was abducted by Usman Majeed during Ikhwan days, says PDP MLA

    PDP MLA Batamaloo Noor Muhammad Sheikh Wednesday alleged that he was kidnapped by Congress MLA Bandipora Usman Majeed when he was the Deputy Commander of the Kuka Parrey-led Ikhwan group.
    Local News
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    Oppn stages walk-out amid uproar over Summer killings

    Members of the opposition parties Wednesday staged a walk-out from the Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly in protest against not constituting a judicial probe into 2016 killings in Kashmir.
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    Only one-way traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway from today

    Only one-way traffic will ply on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only road linking the Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, from today due to slippery road conditions.
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