JK Affairs

  • Sat Sharma advises BJP activists of Ladakh region to remain vigil till polling ends

    Published:- 4 may 2019 Kargil: Giving final touches to the preparations of Lok Sabha campaign for BJP’s Ladakh candidate Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, Former State President BJP and Ex Minister Sat Sharma (CA) interacted with the prominent activists and polling booth agents of Mulbukk Shergull Mandal and GM Pora Trespone Mandal of Kargil District. Sharma was also accomapnied by District President BJP Kargil Mohd Ali, State Vice President BJYM Mohd Hassan Pasha, Councillor Padma, Nazir Ahmed, Zakir Ahmed, Haji Mohd Isaaq and several other senior leaders of the region. Speaking on the occassion, Sat Sharma said that there is not much time left now and all lists of polling booth agents and observ...Read More

  • Army chief lauds sacrifices of Azad Kashmir Regiment for war against terrorism

    Published: April 25, 2019 Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has appreciated the contributions and sacrifices of Azad Kashmir Regimental for the defence of motherland during conventional as well as in war against terrorism. According the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief remarked while visiting Azad Kashmir Regimental Centre on Thursday where he also installed Lieutenant General Sher Afgun as Colonel Commandant of AK Regiment. Upon arrival the COAS laid floral wreath at the martyrs’ monument. Outgoing Colonel of AK Regiment Lieutenant General Hidayatur Rehman, Commander Rawalpindi Corps Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar, a large number of serving an...Read More

  • India Needs a “decisive” Leader Like PM Modi: Kavinder

    Published: - 26 April 2019 Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a “decisive” leader who sustained high average growth without stoking inflation, had a strong national &international policy and criticised the Opposition’s “unworkable” alliance with a “maverick” leadership. He said, India is the fastest-growing “major” economy in the world and very soon it would in top three economies of the world. “Who should be India’s Prime Minister, if India were to achieve this? Should he/she be constrained by his/her rival aspirants who have reluctantly supported him/her out of mere dislike for a common opponent or does India need a Prime Minister with a clear mandate as in 2014. Modi has proved himself ...Read More

  • Congress, its Political partners to become extinct on 23rd May: Jugal

    Published: - 24 April, 2019 Bharatiya Janata Party District Jammu under the leadership of its District President Baldev Singh Billawaria (Chairman JMC Public, Health & Sanitation) conducted a meeting of District team, Mandal Presidents along with teams, Morcha District Presidents, Councilors, Ward Presidents and other senior leaders which was addressed by sitting Member of Parliament as well as MP Contestant from Jammu-Poonch Parliament Constituency Jugal Kishore Sharma, former Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta and BJP State General Secretary Yudhvir Sethi at party headquarter, Trikuta Nagar. Former MoS & party Spokesperson Priya Sethi, Deputy Mayor (JMC) Purnima Sharma, former MLA R...Read More

  • BJP to win Ladakh seat with bumper votes: Ravinder Raina

    Published: - 25 April, 2019 Addressing the the BJP Mahila Morcha works during the inaugural function BJP Mahila Morcha's door-to-door campaign in Leh, BJP State President Ravinder Raina said the enthusiasm among the people in Leh and Kargil clearly indicates that BJP will win the Ladakh Parliament Seat with bumper votes. He said Congress Party in past did criminal injustice with Ladakh and it the Modi led BJP Government at the Center that made sincere efforts to do justice with the people of Ladakh. Raina Said during the last five years of Modi Sarkar Leh and Kargil are given the due respect in respect of developments in these areas. He said road Connectivity is the life line of these a...Read More

  • Congress Leader Thukjey Dolma joins BJP

    Big Set back to Congress in Leh as its prominent Mahilla Leader Thukjey Dolma from Kardong area of Nobra Valley joins BJP on Tuesday at BJP Office Leh. Published: - 24 April ,2019 Leh:- BJP State President Ravinder Raina along with BJP Senior leader Satish Sharma, Nawang Samasthan, Nawang Tsering, Block President Gelick, Tashi Gyalson, Punchuk Aangmo, Advocate Doll and many other BJP Leaders welcomes Dolma in BJP. Thukjey Dolma is prominent Social activist and was an activist member of Congress Party in Nobra Valley. Welcoming Dolma in the party, BJP State President Ravinder Raina said Congress did severe injustice with the people of Ladakh and the Modi led BJP Government did justice...Read More

  • Raina, Jitendra, Munish, Arun reached Leh for Election

    Publish: - 24 April 2019 Leh : BJP State President Ravinder Raina, MoS PMO Dr. Jitendra Singh, All Morchas Incharge Munish Sharma and BJYM State General Secretary Arun Dev Singh today reached Leh for election of Ladakh Lok Sabha seat.. BJP Leh Unit received them at air and organized a rally to take them to BJP Office Leh. BJP Leaders will Campaign at different parts if Leh and Kargil including Zansker and Nobra assembly Constituencies. BJP State unit requested the Senior leaders at New Delhi to get time for the rally at Leh and there are Chances that PM may address a rally at Lehin first week of May, Meanwhile MoS Home Kirin Rigigu is arriving leh in 27th of April and BJO National G...Read More

  • Only BJP is committed for developed Ladakh: Jamyang Tsering Namgyal

    Published:- 22 April 2019 Leh: Bharatiya Janata Party Leh, led by party State Secretary Ch. Vikram Randhawa(MLC) organized massive public rallies to seek votes for the party candidate Jamyang Tsering Namgyal for Parliament election 2019. While Addressing a gathering of the people of Zanskar presently living in Leh, BJP candidate Jamyang Tsering Namgyal in presence of Ch.Vikram Randhawa MLC, Senior BJP leader Satish Sharma, President Tsering, Namgyal Phunchuk and other senior leaders sought the love and support of the local population to succeed in the election contest. Ch.Vikram Randhawa, while addressing massively attended public rally counted upon the achievements of Prime Minister Nar...Read More

  • Nation cannot afford to relent in its war against terror: BJP

    Published:- 22 April 2019 Condemning the serial blasts in neighbouring Sri Lanka as blatant terror attacks, Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party has said that we cannot ignore what has happened inside the territory of our Southern neighbour since the possibility of the involvement of global jihadi terror organisations cannot be ruled out in the instant case.The deadly terror attacks targeted against foreign nationals and a particular community are grim reminder of the ultimate aim of global terror organisations. “I have always maintained that ISIS may be diminished but not finished. Though it is yet to be confirmed if these attacks are handiwork of ISIS or not. Y...Read More

  • BJP lodged dozens of complaints with EC on Election Day

    Published: - April 19, 2019 On the election day under second phase on April 18, State BJP lodged dozens of complaints with the Election Commission through Chief Election Officer, Concerned Returning and Assistant Returning Officers of Udhampur-Doda-Kathua Parliamentary Constituency, where party candidate Union MoS Dr. Jitendra Singh, is seeking votes for the second term. BJP State Secretary & Liasoning Incharge with CEO and other authorities Rajinder Sharma, Udhampur-Doda-Kathua Constituency Legal and Liasoning Incharge of the party Adv. Hunar Gupta alongwith Adv. Parimokesh Seth and Adv. Vageesh Gupta and State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan, had whole day sitting at Party Headquarter,...Read More

  • BJP writes to EC demands FIR against Azad, Vikramaditya, Waqar

    Published:- April 19, 2019 Taking strong note of an audio clip of Waqar Rasool Wani (Ex-MLA Banihal), which was sent by him to various social media groups, voters of Erstwhile Doda region in which Wani was campaigning in favour of Congress candidate Udhampur-Doda parliamentary constituency on the date of polling i.e. April 18, 2019. In a complaint filed BJP through Liaison team members with election authorities Advocates Parimoksh Seth and Hunar Gupta, the BJP has requested the Election Commission of India and Chief Electoral of J&K to take action against Ghulam Nabi Azad, Leader of Opposition Rajya Sabha, Waqar Rasool Wani, Ex- MLA Banihal and Vikramaditya Singh Congress candidate fo...Read More

  • Sat inspects ongoing developmental works in Ward 35

    Published:- April 19, 2019 Jammu: Following his daily routine of visiting different areas of Jammu West Assembly segment, Former State President BJP and Ex Minister Sat Sharma(CA) visited Shanti Nagar area of Ward 35 and interacted with many inhabitants during his visit in the ward. He was also accompanied by Corporator Ward 35 Yash Pal Sharma Mantoo, District President Ayodhya Gupta, State Secretary and Incharge Jammu West Praduman Singh and other political activists of the area. During his visit he interacted with many people and listened to their grievances as well. Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that the main motive of the visit was to check ongoing developmental works in...Read More

  • BJP thanks masses for bumper voting, appeals for same in other phases

    Published:- April 19, 2019 MP Candidate from Jammu-Poonch Constituency, Jugal Kishore Sharma, who is also presently representing the constituency as sitting MP along with former Dy. Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta, thanked the public of Jammu and Kashmir for their massive turnout in the 1st and 2nd phases of general elections 2019, while they addressed media persons at party headquarter, Trikuta Nagar. BJP leaders thanked the voters for bumper voting as they have given very good response by polling more than 70% of votes in both the Parliament Constituencies of Jammu. This is a healthy percentage, indicating the success of democratic process at grass root level and we express our gratitude ...Read More

  • Time to end Dynastic politics from system : Sat

    Published:- 6 April 2019 Jammu: In order to gather huge support for BJP’s MP candidate from Jammu-Poonch Jugal Kishore, BJP team of Jammu West led by Former State President BJP and Ex Minister Sat Sharma (CA) visited polling booths 76 & 77 of Ward 30 and reached out to more than 400 households of the area which included many new voters and beneficiaries of various Centrally sponsored schemes. He was also accompanied by District President BJP Ayodhya Gupta and other senior leaders of the party. The team also distributed pamphlets and stickers amongst the locals and received a very positive response from public in favor of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma...Read More

  • NC is the political partner of Tukde Tukde gang: Jugal Kishore.

    Published: - 5 April 2019 Jugal Kishore Sharma BJP Contesting candidate and Member of Parliament Lok Sabha Jammu Poonch Parliamentary Constituency along with MLC Ajat Shatru Singh, Prabhari Nagrota Constituency Nand Kishore Sharma, Senior Leader Kuldeep Magotra, Dansal mandal president Satish Sharma, Nagrota mandal president Hem Raj Verma, State working member Vijay Sahrma and others tour Nagrota, Dansal, Surinsar, Jindrah, Kishanpur, Manwal in Nagrota Assembly Constituency. Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament also welcomed by the public in large number in different villages of Nagrota Assembly constituency. While addressing the gathering in public meetings in Nagrota Jugal s...Read More

  • Be united to defeat Anti National forces : Sat

    Published:-1 April 2019 Jammu: Taking the Lok sabha election campaign at the grass root level under Jan Sampark Abhiyan, BJP Jammu West team led by Former State President BJP and Ex Minister Sat Sharma (CA) reached out at hundreds of households in various wards of Jammu West Assembly segment and individually reached out to thousands of voters in their Door to Door campaign which started early morning and covered wards including 29, 33 and 38 of Jammu West Assembly segment. Sharma was also accompanied by State Secretary & Incharge Jammu West Praduman Singh, Mandal President and Chairman SJC Jeet Angral, Coporators Surinder Sharma & Surinder Choudhary. Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sha...Read More

  • Pakistani forces remain on alert despite ‘calm along LoC’

    Published: March 3, 2019 RAWALPINDI: After heavy exchange of fire between Friday and Saturday night, the situation is ‘relatively calm’ along the Line of Control (LoC) with intermittent fire during last night in Nezapir, Jandrot and Baghsar sectors, a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Sunday. Pakistani troops befittingly responded to Indian unprovoked firing and targeted cross-border posts, said the military’s media wing, adding, “Armed forces remain in state of alert and vigilance.” On Saturday, two soldiers embraced martyrdom in unprovoked and indiscriminate firing by Indian forces along LoC. Funeral prayer of Havaldar Abdur Rab had been offere...Read More

  • Indian forces continue shelling civilian areas of Azad Kashmir

    Published: February 28, 2019 The Indian army continued heavy shelling of civilian areas on Thursday across the Line of Control (LoC) despite Pakistan’s military action a day earlier as multiple locations in Azad Kashmir’s Batal sector were shelled. Indian forces commenced mortar fire at around 3am and damaged civilian property in the area. There were also reports of injuries among the residents. In response to unprovoked Indian fire, the Pakistan Army retaliated and ensured that only Indian military targets were struck and collateral damage was minimised. Residents of the area said they are targeted regularly by Indian forces deployed along the Line of Control. Owing to the tense sit...Read More

  • Indian soldier commits suicide in occupied Kashmir

    Published: January 7, 2019 An Indian soldier of Central Reserve Police Force committed suicide in Srinagar in occupied Kashmir (IoK), He shot himself dead after injuring two of his colleagues inside a camp at Pantha Chowk area of Srinagar. This incident has raised the number of such deaths amongst Indian troops and police personnel in occupied Kashmir to 418 from January 2007 till date. On January 2, the Indian government barred traders belonging to occupied Kashmir from green colour attires, adding that green symbolises support for the Pakistani flag. On the occasion, the government stated that legal action shall be taken against those who sell green coloured clothes. Azad Jammu a...Read More

  • Indian forces martyr four more youth in occupied Kashmir

    Published: January 3, 2019 Indian occupation forces in their ongoing act of terrorism martyred four more youth and injured several others in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK), Radio Pakistan reported on Thursday. The incident took place in Tral area of Pulwama district. Indian troops brutally killed the youth during a cordon and search operation in Gulshan Pora area of Tral. Following the killings, massive anti-India demonstrations took place in the area. On the occasion, occupation forces suspended internet services in Tral, Awanitpora, Pampore and other areas of the district. The chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Muhammad Yasin Malik sought support of the international com...Read More

  • At least 375 Kashmiris martyred by Indian forces in held Kashmir during 2018

    Published: January 1, 2019 At least 375 innocent Kashmiris were martyred as a result of Indian occupying force’s brutality in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK) in 2018 According to a report by the Kashmir Media Service, 375 Kashmiris were killed in various ‘search and cordon’ operations, suppression of peaceful protests, tear gas usage and by the indiscriminate use of pellet guns. Among those martyred, were at least 35 minors and 10 women as Indian forces continued their draconian crackdown against the people of the held valley. The occupying forces carried our approximately 300 search operations in IoK, at least 21 Kashmiris were martyred while in custody, 34 women were widowed and 78 ch...Read More

  • Article 370 is a curse for Jammu province youth - Tarun Uppal

    JAMMU: Sports infrastructure plays a crucial role in achieving excellence in the global arena of sports. It not only helps in producing sports persons of international repute, but also encourages the young population of a country to participate in sporting activities with the objective of creating a culturing of sports. > In Jammu & Kashmir, the standard of sports infrastructure is not at a satisfactory level for a number of reasons. The lack of infrastructural facilities is one of the major constraints in the process of development of sports in J&K. The youth of Jammu region are facing severe hardships due to the Kashmir centric policies of successive government. The politicians as well ...Read More

  • 'Pakistan's stance on Kashmir based on the UN resolutions'

    Published: November 28, 2018 Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari has presented a five-point agenda for resolving the Kashmir issue. Speaking at an event titled “Remember The Invasion of Kashmir: How Youth Can Help End War”, organised by the Youth Forum For Kashmir (YFK) on Tuesday, she said the country should keep reiterating implementation of the United Nations resolutions on Kashmir as the resolutions on East Timor were similar. She said the legitimacy of Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir was based on the UN resolutions, “so we should not deviate from UN resolutions”. She accused the previous government of not raising the Kashmir issue in letter and spirit and consequen...Read More

  • Looking into the Faiz Ahmed Faiz-Kashmir connection

    Published: November 27, 2018 Faiz Ahmed Faiz continues to engage audiences in life and death. The recently held Faiz Festival was just a small testimony to the late poet’s genius and relevance to contemporary South Asian society. His distinctive take on romantic-revolutionary writing speaks of a lover who is a victim to her times but never leaves hope. The romance and the failing of it eventually take the shape of resistance against state despotism as Faiz’s words continue to stare at us like a mirror. One wonders, where did the personal become political for Faiz? It is not easy to pinpoint one particular event or place. However, the indisputable literary icon of India and Pakistan h...Read More

  • Ex-Norwegian PM sees no military solution of Kashmir dispute

    Published: November 27, 2018 Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday said India continues to ignore with impunity legitimate demands for a probe into gross and systematic human rights violation, in the Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK), including use of excessive force and pellet guns, arbitrary arrests and detentions, as well as use of sexual violence as a weapon. He made these remarks whiles talking to former Norwegian prime minister Kjell Magne Bondevik, who is on a two-day visit to Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir. “It is high time the international community moves beyond rhetoric and took meaningful steps in putting an immediate end to the gross...Read More

  • LoC as permanent border will not resolve Kashmir issue: AJK president

    LoC as permanent border will not resolve Kashmir issue: AJK president Published: November 14, 2018 Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan on Wednesday said that turning the Line of Control (LoC) into an international border was never considered a viable option to resolve the Kashmir issue. In an interview with the Global Village Space magazine, AJK president termed Kashmir as an entity, saying any move to slice it to pieces would be a betrayal of the sacrifices offered by Kashmiris over the past 70 years. “Making LoC an international border will be tantamount to betrayal with the Kashmiris rendering sacrifices for the past seven decades for their right to self-determination...Read More

  • Indian obstinacy on Kashmir issue can trigger nuclear war: AJK president

    By Mamir Published: November 13, 2018 MUZAFFARABAD: President Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Sardar Masood Khan has said there is no military solution to the Kashmir issue and India will have to initiate dialogue process with Pakistan and people of the valley to find a way to peacefully resolve the conflict. He made these remarks while speaking to a delegation of 48th Pakistan Navy Staff Course participants at Aiwan-e-Saddar on Tuesday. The delegation, comprising 14 faculty members of the Navy War College and 92 course participants including twenty officers from friendly countries, is currently visiting the AJK as a part of their inland study tour. President Khan said that Pakistan h...Read More

  • BJP based on true democratic values: Koul

    Jammu, Nov 20: Hundreds of prominent persons from the civil society joined the ranks of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State OBCs Morcha (Other Backward Classes Morcha) under the leadership of its State President Rashpaul Verma at party headquarter, Trikuta Nagar. The joining programme was graced with the presence of former Dy. Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta (MLA), BJP state general secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, State General Secretary Yudhvir Sethi, State Incharge All Morchas Munish Sharma and ...Read More

  • HP Dhoom Dhamaka lucky draw scheme launched

    Jammu, Nov 20: In a grand ceremony today HP Dhoom Dhamaka lucky draw scheme was launched at Jay Kay Gas Co. opp Hotel Asia today. Krishan Lal DGM J&K launched the lucky draw offer in the presence of Mr. Zafar Rashid Assistant Sales Manager, Akhil Gupta Area Sales Manager,Prarthana Sharma Assistant Manager & Vipin Kumar Senior Manager, HPCL Jammu zone dealers and customers. Adressing the gathering Krishan Lal said, “ Any person who purchases fuel worth Rs. 350 for two and three wheelers, Rs...Read More

  • OBC Issues will be taken on priority: BJP

    Jammu, Apr 9: Concentrating on the development of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and review their issues in an organized manner, Vice-Chairperson OBCs Board, Rashpaul Verma organized a OBCs’ sammelan at BJP state headquarter, Trikuta Nagar. BJP State President & MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma along with state general secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, state general secretaries Dr. Narinder Singh, Pawan Khajuria and BJP state President OBC Morcha Murari Lal graced the occasion. The sammelan primaril...Read More

  • No power in the world can separate Kashmir from India: Rajnath Singh

    No power in the world can separate Kashmir from India: Rajnath Singh Published: March 17, 2018 Indian Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said no power in the world can take Kashmir away from India and if need be, forces can cross border to protect India’s territorial integrity. “Kashmir is, was and will always be ours. No one can take it from us,” Singh said, addressing the CNN News18 Rising India Summit, He praised the Indian army for its valour to secure the country and warned Pakistan, stating “we not only secure India within but can also cross the border to protect the country, if needed. No one should take it otherwise.” He said India wanted good ties with Pakistan, p...Read More

  • Zulfkar, Ganga attend SC, ST hub conclave at Vijaypur

    JAMMU: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali and Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Parkash Ganga today participated in the Schedule Cast, Schedule Tribe hub conclave organized by the Union Ministry for Micro, Small, Medium enterprises at Vijaypur. Vice Chairman Indian Red Cross, Avinash Rai Khanna, Member Legislative Assembly Davinder Manyal, National Working President of forum of SC, ST, Inder Iqbal Singh Atwal, Vice Chairman SC, ST, OBC Devel...Read More

  • Public has hopes on BJP: Khanna

    JAMMU: BJP National Vice-President, Vice-Chairman Indian Red Cross Society & Prabhari J&K State chaired a meeting with the top brass of J&K BJP which includes the names of BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, State General Secretaries Dr. Narinder Singh, Harinder Gupta, MP Lok Sabha Jugal Kishore Sharma, Minister Bali Bhagat. The meeting saw the detailed discussions on the issues related to the forthcoming Panchayat and then Urban Local Bodies electio...Read More

  • Amar Khsatriya Rajput Sabha felicitates Ajatshatru Singh

    JAMMU: Amar Khastriya Rajput Sabha alongwith its youth wing Kumar Sabha felicitated M K Ajatshatru Singh, Member Legislative Council for raising the issue of declaration of holiday on Maharaja Hari Singh's birthday in the ongoing budget session, here today. A large delegation led by the President Amar Khastriya Rajput Sabha, Narain Singh met Ajatshatru Singh at Hari Niwas Palace and felicitated him for raising the issue. The delegation comprised of various office bearers of the Sabha representing various Shakha Sabhas. The members of the delegation apprised the legislator about their sentiments related to declaration of holiday on 23rd September to mark the birth anniversary of the last Ma...Read More

  • Additional Secretary, Department of Fertilizers, GoI, reviews Implementation of DBT in Fertilizers in the State

    JAMMU: The Additional Secretary, Department of Fertilizers Government of India, Shri Dharam Pal, IAS took a review meeting of officers of Agriculture Department, Fertilizer Companies, Wholesalers and the Retailers to Go-live for Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in fertilizers in the state. The meeting was convened at Krishi Bhawan, Talab-Tillo, Jammu and was attended by Director Agriculture, Jammu Sh H. K. Razdan, Director Law Enforcement, J & K, Sh Susheel Sahni, Joint Director SLUB, Sh Bulesh Zutshi, Joint Director of Agriculture (Extension) Sh R. L. Bhagat, State Manager, NFL, Sh O. N. Koul, State Co-ordinator, DBT, Sh Akhil Vaid, Chief Agriculture Officers of all districts of Jammu Divis...Read More

  • Govt working on agenda of equitable development: Priya Sethi

    JAMMU: Minister of State for Education, Tourism and Culture, Priya Sethi toured Nagrota and adjoining areas and laid foundation stone for multiple development works at Block Dansal to be executed through her Constituency Development Fund (CDF) here today. The works included upgradation of road of Mata Kali Temple at Panchayat Churta and construction of community hall at ward no.1 of Panchayat Dansal to be initiated by Department of Rural Development funded under CDF at an estimated cost of Rs ...Read More

  • Govt earmarks Rs 4.5 cr for tourist infra at Basholi: Lal Singh

    BASHOLI: Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment Choudhary Lal Singh today informed that Government has earmarked Rs. 4.5 crore for creating tourism infrastructure in Basholi constituency. "Basholi has the potential and scope of attracting tourists and the government is working hard to optimally tap this opportunity to bring this area in the most liked tourist destinations of the state", the Minister asserted. He said that with the increase of tourist inflow here, the art of Basohli paint...Read More

  • Hanjura reviews Direct Benefit Transfer scheme in fertilizers

    JAMMU: Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura convened a meeting to review the implementation of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in fertilizers here today. The meeting was attended by Additional Secretary Department of fertilizers Government of India, Dharam Pal, Commissioner Secretary Agriculture Production department, Mohammad Afzal, Secretary Agriculture Production Showket Ahmad Beig, Director Agriculture Jammu, H.K. Razdan, Director Law Enforcement and other senior officers of the department. The meeting had a detailed review of preparedness of Agriculture Department, Fertilizer Companies, Wholesalers and the Retailers to Go-live for Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in fertiliz...Read More

  • Present scenario in the state calls for people friendly Budget: Harsh

    JAMMU: With GOI's huge grants and liberal funding to the state, the J&K Budget 2018-19 was expected to dispel the general perception of Budgets being seen as mere statements of income and expenditure by addressing the aspirations of diverse sections and regions of the state, said Harsh Dev Singh JKNPP Chairman and Former Minister. He said that people had pinned high hopes from the present dispensation regarding creation of suitable economic environment propelling economic growth with proportionate improvement in human development resulting in higher levels of well being which is the ultimate objective of a sound and buoyant Budget. Emphasizing the need for a peoples friendly Budget, Mr. Si...Read More

  • DY CM for early completion of Jammu- Akhnoor Four lanning, Dayalchak-Udhampur, Lakhanpur- Basholi road projects

    JAMMU: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh today directed for speeding up the work on the several prestigious road projects being undertaken in Jammu Division so that the connectivity of the area gets requisite boost besides also shortening the travel time for the commuters. The Deputy Chief Minister was addressing officers during a review meeting convened to discuss the status of new road projects like Dayalachak-Challan-Udhampur, Lakhanpur-Basohli and the important Jammu_Akhnoor four lan...Read More

  • KPs' efforts in keeping youth connected to roots laudable: Priya Sethi

    NEW DELHI: Lauding efforts of Kashmiri Pandit community in keeping their children abreast with their culture and heritage, Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Department of Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks, Priya Sethi today said that those who stay connected with their roots through art, culture and languages never go in oblivion. "Had the community not kept their children's date with their past, many cultural legacies would have faded away into history...Read More

  • Trainings produce refined, experienced workforce to meet desired goals: Lal Singh

    JAMMU: Minister for Forests, Environment and Ecology, Choudhary Lal Singh exhorted upon the Forest Guards undergoing training at Forest Guard Training School, Doomi in Akhnoor to discharge their duties with utmost honesty and dedication. The Minister was speaking at the passing out parade of Forest Guards trainees here today. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Ravi Kesar, Chairman SPCB B Sidhartha, Chief Wildlife Warden Manoj Panth, Additional PCCF Central P K Singh, Director Soil Water and Conservation Javed Iqbal Punju, Chief Conservator of Forests Farooq Gillani, Director Social Forestry Ashwani Kumar Gupta, Managing Director SFC Suresh Gupta, Director SFRI B M Sharma, Regional Dir...Read More

  • Sham Choudhary inaugurates WSS at Lovely in Samba Constituency

    JAMMU: Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary today inaugurated Water Supply Scheme (WSS) at village Lovely in Samba Constituency. The WSS has been completed at a cost of Rs. 1.37 crore. MLA, Dr. Devinder Kumar Manyal was also present on the occasion. Complementing the people after inaugurating the Schemes, the Minister said that it was the long pending demand of the locals which has been fulfilled. He said that over 2000 souls of Lovely and Anandpur villages get benefitted with the schemes. Addressing the well attended public gatherings at Village Lovely and Khara Madana of Samba Constituency, the Minister reiterated the commitment of government ...Read More

  • Government committed to boost sports talent : Lal Singh

    JAMMU: Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment Choudhary Lal Singh stressed upon the authorities of the Hockey Jammu and Kashmir to encourage participation of players in the Hockey tournaments adding that adequate facility will be provided from the Government to nurture the talent of the players. This was stated by the Minister while addressing a large gathering of sports lovers at the concluding function of the 4-day long tournament at KK Hakhu Astroturf Hockey stadium, here toda...Read More

  • Govt to introduce more specialized services in SSH, revamp its functioning: Bali Bhagat

    JAMMU: Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat today said that the functioning of the Government Super Specialty Hospital (SSH), Jammu will be further revamped and made more vibrant to ensure best possible services to the patients. During a marathon review meeting that was held in the Super Specialty Hospital this evening, the Minister said that Government will enthuse new energy in the functioning of this important institution by adding more services to achieve the objective of s...Read More

  • Veeri reviews functioning of Haj & Auqaf department

    JAMMU: Minister for Revenue, Haj & Auqaf and Parliamentary Affairs Abdul Rehman Veeri, today asked the Auqaf authorities to properly utilize the Auqaf land and said that there is a need to take innovative steps to further improve the financial health of this important body. The Minister gave these directions while reviewing the functioning of Auqaf Department in Jammu division, here today. He also reviewed the working of State Haj Committee with regard to Haj Pilgrimage-2018. The meeting was attended by Commissioner Secretary Revenue, Shahid Inayatullah, JMC Commissioner Ramesh Kumar, Deputy Commissioner Jammu Kumar Rajeev Ranjan, CEO SWC Raj Mohammad, EO JKSHC Syed Qamar Sajjad, Adminis...Read More

  • Veeri for speedy recovery of payments, arrears of custodian land

    JAMMU: Minister for Revenue, Haq & Auqaf and Parliamentary Affairs Abdul Rehman Veeri today asked the Evacuee Property department to take up the issue of delay in compensation against acquisition of custodian land with concerned collectors for early recovery of all pending payments. This was stated by the Minister while reviewing the acquisition progress on custodian land acquired by various government departments and defence authorities in the state for various kinds of purpose. The meeting ...Read More

  • Abdul Haq sanctions Rs 2.47 cr project for additional accommodation at AGs Office

    JAMMU: Minister for Law and Justice Abdul Haq on Monday sanctioned an amount of Rs 2.47 crore for construction of additional accommodation for Advocate General's Office at Jammu wing of JK High Court. Responding to the grievances highlighted by several law officers during a review meeting on Sunday, Minister personally visited the high court on Monday to take stock of the accommodation facilities being provided to the government advocates, Law officers and other officials of the AGs Office. He was accompanied by Advocate General Jehangir Iqbal Ganai, Secretary Law, Abdul Majid Bhat, Additional Secretary Law Achal Sethi, Director Litigations, Additional Advocate Generals and senior officer...Read More

  • Sham Choudhary calls upon youth for vigorous participation in sports activities

    JAMMU: Saying that sports activities play vital role in keeping the mind and physique healthy and strong, theMinister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary urged upon the youth to vigorously participate in the sports activities. The Minister was speaking at a function organized in connection with the inauguration of Shaheed Lieutenant Thakur DassMemorial Cricket Tournament at Akhnoor today. MLA, Khour Dr. Krishan Lal Bhagat, MLA Akhnoor Rajeev Sharma, Commissioner Secretary, Youth services & Sports Hilal Parray, Chief Engineer, PHE Jammu, Executive Director, Communication& Capacity Development Unit (CCDU) besides large numbers of sports lovers were present on the occas...Read More

  • Bali, Sat dedicate 3 buses to GMCJ

    JAMMU: Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat and MLA Sat Sharma today dedicated three passenger vehicles (Busses) worth Rs. 52.73 lakh to the Government Medical College, Jammu to facilitate the medical students. "The newly acquired vehicles will transport the medical students from different destinations to GMC and drop them back on daily basis. This was a much-needed facility for the students, as earlier; there was only one vehicle that was being used for transportation of students, which too has outlived". Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that this is the best New Year gift to the students of GMC, Jammu and the facility will meet the requirement of a large numbe...Read More

  • Kavinder reviews Rs 380 cr proposal for flyover projects at Kunjwani, Greater Kailash, Sainik Colony

    JAMMU: Speaker, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta today emphasized on National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to take necessary steps for early approval of four-laning and two-laning of important flyover projects at Greater Kailash, Kunjwani and Sainik Colony so that the works on the proposed projects could be started at the earliest. The Speaker expressed hope that the Centre would consider the issue of early approval of Rs. 380 crore project which will be of great hel...Read More

  • Govt to cover all JK districts under RSBY: Bali Bhagat

    JAMMU: Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat informed that the government would cover all the districts of the state under prestigious Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY). "With the implementation of the scheme in the remaining districts, the BPL families and senior citizens would also be able to avail the benefit of health insurance scheme," the Minister informed, adding the scheme was initially launched by Government of India in two districts including Jammu and Srinagar in ...Read More

  • Abdul Haq, Chowdhary Zulfkar inaugurate 50 public utility assets in Rajouri

    JAMMU: As a part of the pioneering initiative to create sustainable assets in Rural Development sector, Minister for Rural Development Panchayati Raj Abdul Haq Khan and Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali on Friday inaugurated as many as 50 assets of public utility including Common Facilitation Centre (CFC), culverts and roads in Rajouri district. The Ministers inaugurated CFC at remote village Peeri which was constructed at the cost of Rs 49 lakh under 13th FC. The construction of CFC is a part of the project - 'CFC in every constituency' - launched by the Minister in 2015. The ministers were accompanied by DC Rajouri Dr Shahid Iqbal Chowdhary, SSP...Read More

  • Asiea Naqash for timely completion of development projects in Urban Development sector

    JAMMU: Minister of State for Housing & Urban Development (H&UD), Health, Medical Education, Social Welfare Asiea Naqash today directed the officers of the department to work with utmost dedication and speed up the pace of ongoing developmental projects including construction of Individual Household Toilets (IHHTs), Community Toilets (CTs) and Public Toilets (PTs) besides solid waste management projects taken up under Urban Development Sector and centrally sponsored scheme Swachh Bharat Mission in the State. The Minister was speaking during a meeting with the senior officers of H&UD Department convened to review and monitor the functioning of various central sponsored schemes and other fla...Read More

  • Govt committed to improve socio-economic profile of tribal communities: Zulfkar

    KATHUA: As part of the government efforts to provide better educational facilities to the tribal population, the Minister for Tribal Affairs, Food , Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali laid foundation of Gujjar Bakerwal Girl Hostel and Residential School here today. In his address, the Minister said that the new infrastructure will be created by keeping in mind the latest requirements including spacious classrooms, laboratories, computer lab and playground to benefit of...Read More

  • Hanjura inaugurates Zonal Workshop of KVKs of Zone- I at SKUAST-Jammu

    JAMMU: Three days Zonal Workshop of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) of Zone-1 began today here at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-Jammu (SKUAST-J). Jb. Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura, Hon'ble Minister for Agriculture, J&K inaugurated the workshop at the Baba Jitto Auditorium of SKUAST-J. KVKs from Zone- I under the administrative control of ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI), Ludhiana from the states of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Jammu & Ka...Read More

  • Dorjay asks youth to follow path of righteousness

    JAMMU: Minister for Ladakh Affairs and Cooperatives, Chering Dorjay today participated in Losar celebration organized by All Ladakh Students Association Jammu (ALSAJ) here. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister stressed upon the students to take a resolve on this Losar to follow the path of righteousness as shown by the teachings of 19th Skushok Bakula. He asked the Ladakhi community to strive for achieving quality education and serve the society by working for peace, love, compassion which is fundamental to celebration of Losar. Dorjey said in Ladakh Losar is regarded as the most important socio - religious event. "The festivities form an amalgamation of ancient rituals, folk dance, m...Read More

  • Naeem Akhtar for conducting hydraulic model study of 4th Tawi Bridge

    JAMMU: Minister for Public Works, Naeem Akhtar today chaired a meeting to review the steps taken by the department for strengthening the structure of 4th Tawi Bridge and restoration of approaches that were damaged during the last floods. Commissioner Secretary Public Works (R&B) Sanjeev Verma, Secretary Technical cum Development Commissioner Works, Bimal Tickoo, Chief Engineer PWD (R&B) Jammu Sudheer Shah, Chief Engineer, PWD (R&B) Kashmir Sheikh Hamid, Managing Director JKPCC Syed Nayeem Ahmad, Superintending Engineer Hydraulic Circle Jammu K K Mangotra and other engineers of the department were present in the meeting. Dispelling apprehensions about the safety of the 4th Tawi Bridge, the...Read More

  • Centre's initiative to boost tourism in J&K: Priya Sethi

    KARNATAKA: Continuing with its series of road shows, Department of Tourism J&K organized another road show at Bangalore which received overwhelming response from travel trade fraternity from Karnataka. Speaking on the occasion, Minister of State for Education, Culture and Tourism, Priya Sethi said Government of India has come up with unique connectivity scheme UDAN or "Ude Desh ka Aam Nagarik" for efficient regional air connectivity, where one can reach to the unexplored but equally beautiful tourist destinations like Gurez, Zanaskar, Badarwah, Poonch and Rajouri regions besides Vaishno Devi Shrine and other religious places through helicopter services. She invited the youth of Bangalore ...Read More

  • JK among safest destination for tourists, especially women: Priya Sethi

    CHENNAI: Inviting people from South India to experience the magnificent Jammu & Kashmir, Minister of State for Tourism Priya Sethi today said the state offers an array of facilities to cater to every type of tourism needs of the visitors - be it business, adventure or religious tourism. The Minister was speaking at a seminar and press meet on J&K tourism organized here by the Department of Tourism J&K in collaboration with J&K Tourism Alliance. The seminar was a part of series of road shows org...Read More