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Civil Society Group holds webinar, welcomes new land laws

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: To discuss recently announced land laws and J&K Domicile rules, the Civil Society for Good Governance (CSGG)- newly formed online group of former bureaucrats, police officers, technocrats, doctors, army veterans and businessmen, held a webinar on Thursday. Led by J S Sudan, Civil Society for Good Governance has 25 members.On the []

29 Oct 2020 11:32 pm
Absconding woman held after 18 years in Delhi

STATE TIMES NEWS Jammu: An absconding woman was arrested from Delhi on Thursday by Crime Branch, 18 years after being booked in a case of cheating in Jammu, officials said.J&K Crime Branch arrested an absconding criminal, Sukreti Gupta, wife of Suram Chand, resident of House No. 92, Shanti Nagar Jammu, in a case registered vide []

29 Oct 2020 11:31 pm
Govt constitutes Committee for selection of President, Members for State & District Disputes Redressal Commissions

STATE TIMES NEWS SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has constituted a selection committee for selection of President and Members of the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission and District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission under Consumer Protection Act,2019.An order issued in this regard by Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, states, In terms of []

29 Oct 2020 9:08 pm
Govt appoints two media consultants to LG

STATE TIMES NEWS SRINAGAR: The Government on Wednesday appointed Yatish Yadav as senior media consultant and Dr. Dushyant Kumar Rai as media consultant in the Information Department on nomination basis.The senior media consultant will be paid Rs 1,50,000 salary per month while the media consultant will draw salary of Rs 80,000 per months, according to []

29 Oct 2020 5:27 am
NIA raids trusts, NGOs in fresh terror funding case

Series of raids at 10 locations in Kashmir, 1 in Karnataka; journalists, human rights activists, Bengaluru woman under scanner Ahmed Ali Fayyaz JAMMU: The National Investigation Agency on Wednesday conducted a series of raids and searched as many as 10 premises in the Kashmir valley and one in Karnataka in what the officials call a []

29 Oct 2020 5:27 am
Two J&K cadre IPS officers get DGP rank

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: The government on Wednesday promoted two IPS officers of J&K Cadre to the rank of DGP Grade (Level-16 on the Pay Matrix):Lalatendu Mohanty, a 1989 batch IPS officer, has been promoted to the grade of Director General of Police (DGP) with effect from January 1, 2019 while Dr. B. Srinivas, a []

29 Oct 2020 5:27 am
J&K Excise Scam: After 24 years, Court finds accused guilty of forgery

Offences of cheating, forgery made out against 10 surviving accused out of 16 STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: After 24 years of filing of charge-sheet by the Crime Branch Jammu in the then much publicised Excise scam 1995-96, the Court on Wednesday found the accused prima facie guilty of commission of offences of cheating and forgery []

29 Oct 2020 5:27 am
J&K PCC opposes new land laws; PDP stages protest

STATE TIMES NEWS Jammu/Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the Congress on Wednesday joined the other mainstream parties in opposing the new land laws notified by the Centre for the union territory.The Congress party rejects the new land laws and vows to fight for the protection of peoples rights, JKPCC president Ghulam Ahmad Mir []

29 Oct 2020 5:25 am
No agricultural land in J&K to be alienated to non-residents of UT: LG

STATE TIMES NEWS SRINAGAR: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Wednesday launched Market Intervention Scheme (MIS)-2020 for Apple here at Horticulture Complex, Raj Bagh.Speaking on the occasion, the Lt Governor refuted the media reports and assured that no agricultural land would be alienated to any non-residents of J&K. However, for industrial investment and employment opportunities, non-agricultural []

29 Oct 2020 5:25 am
JU pairs with Alagappa University, Tamil Naidu under EBSB

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat (EBSB) programme of the Government of India University of Jammu has been paired with Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Naidu.Today a webinar Jammu and Kashmir: Past, present and Way Forward was organized by Alagappa University.Prof. Jasbir Singh, Dean Students Welfare was the resource person. The Webinar started []

28 Oct 2020 10:58 pm
28 Oct 2020 8:15 pm
Chief Secretary chairs maiden meeting of State Broadband Committee

STATE TIMES NEWS SRINAGAR: The Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam today chaired the first meeting of the State Broadband Committee to review the implementation of National Broadband Mission in Jammu & Kashmir.Administrative Secretaries of departments of Home, Housing & Urban Development and Information Technology besides, officers from LSA, Department of Telecom, GoI, BSNL and []

28 Oct 2020 7:15 pm
Nimran appointed J&K President Yuva Jat Manch Bharat

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Yuva Jat Manch Bharat appointed Nimrandeep Singh Bhullar as President of Jammu and Kashmir Unit. As per an official communiqu, National President Yuva Jaat Manch Bharat (YJMB), Karan Singh Duddi has approved name of Nimrandeep Singh Bhullar as J&K President, who is also an active social activist and an eminent youth []

28 Oct 2020 5:29 am
Now, non-residents can buy land in J&K

Centre notifies Jammu and Kashmir land laws, omits permanent resident as criteria STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: The Centre has paved the way for people from outside Jammu and Kashmir to buy land in the union territory by amending several laws, more than a year after the nullification of Articles 370 and 35A of the Constitution.In []

28 Oct 2020 5:08 am
SHO, Munshi caught red handed while accepting bribe

STATE TIMES NEWS SRINAGAR: Anti Corruption Bureau on Tuesday caught Station House Officer and Munshi of Police Station Khag in Central Kashmirs Budgam district, while accepting bribe.On the basis of a complaint, the ACB team headed by DySP Rameez Ahmad raided the police station Khag and caught SHO Gowhar Gul and Head Constable (Munshi) Nazir []

28 Oct 2020 5:06 am
452 fresh COVID-19 cases take tally in J&K to 92,677; death toll rises to 1,451

STATE TIMES NEWS SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday recorded 452 fresh COVID-19 cases and seven fatalities in a day, which pushed the infection tally in the union territory to 92,677 and death toll to 1,451, officials said.Of the fresh cases, 194 are from Jammu and 258 from the Kashmir valley, they said, adding Srinagar []

28 Oct 2020 5:02 am
Prohibition on polythene: Court directs for publicity to impart awareness among masses

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: A Division Bench of J&K High Court comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Puneet Gupta directed respondents to give due publicity to prohibition of polythene and apprise all vehicle owners and public at large about legal position.The significant order has been passed in an application seeking release of a vehicle []

28 Oct 2020 5:01 am
My Govt is committed to peace, progress & prosperity in J&K: LG

24,000 posts identified, out of which 10,000 advertised STATE TIMES NEWS SRINAGAR: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Tuesday announced the sanctioning of over 10,000 cases under B2V3 Self Employment Programme, Economic Package and My Town-My Pride.The Lt Governor was addressing the media persons during a Press Conference at Raj Bhavan Auditorium.The Lt Governors press conference []

28 Oct 2020 5:01 am
Core Group meets to coordinate and strategise security

STATE TIMES NEWS Srinagar: In the backdrop of the prevailing situation in Jammu & Kashmir, the General Officer Commanding, Chinar Corps, Lt Gen BS Raju and Director General of Police Jammu & Kashmir, Shri Dilbag Singh, co-chaired a meeting of the Core Group consisting oftop officials of Civil Administration,Intelligence Agencies,Security Forces and Divisional Commissionerat Srinagar. []

27 Oct 2020 8:37 pm
Infantry Day celebrated by Northern Command

STATE TIMES NEWS UDHAMPUR: The 74th Infantry Day was celebrated today with traditional wreath laying ceremony at the Dhruva Shahid Smarak. Lieutenant General C Bansi Ponnappa, Chief of Staff, Northern Command on behalf of Lieutenant General YK Joshi, Army Commander, Northern Command laid wreath at Dhruva Shahid Smarak, Udhampur and complimented all ranks and veterans []

27 Oct 2020 2:05 pm
27 Oct 2020 12:40 pm
Empowering youth imperative for future of nation: LG

J&Ks 65 pc population under age of 35 years STATE TIMES NEWSSRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday said empowering the youth is imperative for the future of the nation.Youth empowerment is imperative for a better tomorrow. When we empower the youth, we empower the future of the nation, he said at []

27 Oct 2020 5:05 am
Terrorist killed, another surrenders during encounter at Pulwama

STATE TIMES NEWS Srinagar: An unidentified terrorist was killed, while another surrendered during an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, a defence spokesperson said.A joint operation was launched by the security forces at Noorpora in the districts Awantipora area on the basis of inputs provided by police, the []

27 Oct 2020 5:04 am
Election Authority notifies 280 segments in J&K UT

Delimitation of District Development Councils completed STATE TIMES NEWS SRINAGAR: In a significant development, the authorities in Jammu & Kashmir have completed the process of delimitation of territorial constituencies of District Development Councils (DDCs).The Election Authority, notified by the Jammu & Kashmir government under the Panchayati Raj Act-1989, on Monday evening notified 280 territorial constituencies []

27 Oct 2020 5:04 am
BJP retains power in LAHDC Leh; wins 15 seats

STATE TIMES NEWS LEH: The ruling Bharatiya Janta Party on Monday retained power in the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh by winning 15 out of 26 seats for which polling took place last week.According to details, the BJP bagged 15 seats while Congress and independents walked away respectively with nine and two seats. Congress []

27 Oct 2020 5:03 am
Senior PDP leaders in Jammu resign over Mehboobas statement on Tricolour

Ahmed Ali Fayyaz JAMMU: Viewing Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration as essentially exclusive and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Muftis recent assertions involving the Indian national flag as unwarranted, the Jammu-based leadership of the two principal opposition parties in Jammu and Kashmir has conveyed its reservations to the Valley.In a dramatic development on []

27 Oct 2020 5:02 am
ACB chargesheets policeman in 4-year-old graft case

STATE TIMES NEWS Jammu: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Monday filed a charge sheet against a policeman for accepting a bribe of Rs 59,000 for the release of an arrested person in Jammu and Kashmirs Rajouri district, the agencys spokesperson said.The charge sheet was filed against Head Constable Khurhseed Ahmad, presently posted at District Police []

27 Oct 2020 5:02 am
J&K BJPs humiliation cover up; Hoists Tricolour at PDPs Jammu Office

STATE TIMES NEWS No one from BJP came to the rescue of Amarjit Singh who was thrashed by PDP leaders on hoisting Tricolour at PDP office in Jammu on Saturday. However, on Monday under pressure local BJP leaders led by J&K BJP President Ravinder Raina hoisted Tricolour outside PDP office at Gandhi Nagar to take []

27 Oct 2020 5:01 am
Three held while trying to hoist tricolour at Srinagars Lal Chowk

STATE TIMES NEWS Srinagar: Three people, claiming to be BJP workers from Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, were on Monday detained while trying to hoist the tricolour at the historic clock tower near the city centre here, officials said.Three people tried to hoist the tricolour at Ghanta Ghar (clock tower) in the commercial hub []

27 Oct 2020 5:01 am