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Trikuta Nagar residents demand shifting of power distribution station

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Trikuta Nagar Welfare Society (TNWS) raised serious concern over the site allotted for power distribution station of PDD for Trikuta Nagar Colony. In the meeting held here, Rajinder P Kakkar, President of the Society said that the land allotted to PDD by JDA is pertaining to develop park by construction of […]

16 Oct 2019 12:48 am
Jammu Civil Society demands abolition of toll tax

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Jammu Civil Society (JCS) on Monday demanded that toll tax should be abolished from J&K. In a meeting held here, Pardeep Gandotra, Chairman of the Society raised many important economic and social issues regarding transition of J&K to Union Territory including abolition of toll tax and revival of J&K Bank. BJP […]

15 Oct 2019 1:29 am
Mayor JMC attends AICM executive committee meet

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Mayor Jammu Municipal Corporation, Chander Mohan Gupta suggested that a well furnished Mayor Bhawan should be established at Katra for accommodation of dignitaries, who visit the town for holy Darshan for Shri Mata Vaishno Devi. Gupta was speaking at 110th Executive Committee meeting of All India Council of Mayors (AICM) held […]

15 Oct 2019 1:28 am
Haji Saira apprehends life threat, seeks protection

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Gaddi Nashin of Jammu and Kashmir Khusra Biradari, Haji Mian Saira has expressed threat to her life from her opponents and requested Police for providing her protection. While addressing a press conference here on Monday, Saira said that she is working for welfare of members of Khusra Biradari, providing education to […]

15 Oct 2019 1:28 am
Sarore Toll Plaza increasing problems of people: Sawhney

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Former Minister and senior Congress leader, Yogesh Sawhney raised serious concern over problems being faced by people of Jammu region due to newly installed Toll Plaza at Sarore on Jammu-Pathankot National Highway. In a statement issued here on Monday, Sawhney criticised BJP Government at the Centre for aforesaid move. “Firstly, installation […]

15 Oct 2019 1:27 am
Div Com Jammu reviews issues, condition of highways

STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma on Monday asked the concerned district administrations to deploy quick response teams and identify holding areas/points for parking of vehicle during road closures in their respective jurisdictions. The Div Com was chairing a meeting to review the issues related to National Highways and preparations for smooth plying […]

15 Oct 2019 12:31 am
Tribunal stays CEOs verdict disqualifying 4 Cong-turned BJP Councillors

STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: Member J&K Special Tribunal Jammu Puneet Gupta on Monday ordered stay on judgment of Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) J&K by virtue of which four Congress-turned BJP Councilors including Naresh Kumar, Ajay Kumar, Rekha Devi and Renu Bala were disqualified. The Tribunal’s order came in an appeal filed by aforesaid Corporators of Kathua. […]

15 Oct 2019 12:31 am
IGP Jammu reviews arrangements for Commemoration Day Parade

STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: Inspector General of Police, Jammu Zone, Mukesh Singh reviewed preparations in connection with Commemoration Day Parade here on Monday. The function is being organised on October 21, 2019 for paying tributes to the martyrs. A blood donation camp will also be organised on the occasion. During the meeting, detailed briefing was given […]

15 Oct 2019 12:31 am
Advisor Ganai reviews winter stocking, supply of essentials

STATE TIMES NEWSSRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai on Monday convened a meeting here to review position of winter stocking and supply of essential commodities in frontier Ladakh and far-flung areas of Kashmir and Jammu divisions. The meeting was attended by Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan; Director, FCS&CA, Kashmir Mohammad Qasim Wani; General […]

15 Oct 2019 12:30 am
Leh Congress submits proposals for constitutional safeguards in UT Ladakh

STATE TIMES NEWSLEH: Congress’ Leh unit submitted a 10-point proposal to Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Leh to be forwarded to the Government India for consideration to strengthen the newly created Union Territory of Ladakh with constitutional safeguards. A delegation of District Congress Committee Leh, led by its President Tsering Namgyal called on the […]

15 Oct 2019 12:28 am
Four acquitted in murder case

STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: Second Additional Sessions Judge Jammu Virender Singh Bhou on Monday acquitted Gurcharan Singh and Ghara Singh, sons of Lal Chand, Rakesh Kumar, son of Mela Ram and Bodh Raj, son of Mela Ram, all residents of Village Blaser, Tehsil R.S. Pura, District Jammu, who were facing trial in murder case. After hearing […]

15 Oct 2019 12:27 am
Unbundling of PDD: Employees extend ongoing strike till Thursday

STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: The employees of Power Development Department (PDD) in all districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday observed ‘Complete Pen & Tool Down’ against unilateral move of the Government to operationalise unbundling of the department, without involving employees, who as major stakeholders, are apprehensive of the move of the Government. On call of […]

15 Oct 2019 12:27 am
JHRBA delegation calls on Director Tourism

STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: The delegation of Jammu Hotels, Restaurants and Bar Association (JHRBA) led by its President, Raju Chowdhary met Deepika K Sharma, Director Tourism here on Monday and discussed various crucial issues. The delegation comprised of Kuldeep Wahi, Patron, MD Jewel Hotel and Siddhant Chowdhary, Director Ramada Jammu City Centre. The delegation spoke at […]

15 Oct 2019 12:23 am
Revoke decision to open toll plaza at Sarore: NC to Govt

STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: Provincial President National Conference, Devender Singh Rana and former Minister, Surjeet Singh Slathia on Sunday strongly pitched for rolling back the decision on toll collection at Sarore Toll Plaza. “National Conference had opposed tooth and nail the decision of putting in place a Toll Plaza at the initial stage but the government […]

13 Oct 2019 11:45 pm
Jihad-gripped, over-pampered Srinagar City is not Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh

BDC polls expose Kashmiri leadership PROF HARI OMJAMMU: On September 29, the election authorities made a big announcement. It announced the poll schedule for electing chairpersons of 310 Block Development Boards (BDCs) in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. The total number of Blocks in the state is 316. According to the announcement, elections will be held […]

13 Oct 2019 11:44 pm
Subash elected President Vegetable & Fruits Association, Sabzi Mandi Parade

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Subash Chander Sharma on Saturday was unanimously elected as President while Raman Singh (Sukhi) was elected as Vice President of the Vegetable and Fruits Association, Sabzi Mandi Parade, Jammu. Others elected were Jeevan Sharma as General Secretary; Parshotam Kumar Sharma as Secretary; Kuldeep Kumar Sharma as Cashier; Ashwani Kumar Sharma as […]

13 Oct 2019 1:27 am
Corporators protest against Mayor for violating provisions of MC Act

STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: A number of Independent and Congress Corporators of Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) on Friday staged protest against Mayor JMC for violating various provisions of Municipal Corporation Act. Dozens of Corporators assembled in front of the office of Mayor JMC and raised slogans in support of their demands. Speaking on the occasion, protesting […]

12 Oct 2019 1:09 am
Airport Expansion: Jat Sabha demands plots, adequate compensation for affected families

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: The All Jammu and Kashmir Jat Sabha demanded time of at-least six months, a plot at suitable place and adequate compensation to the families whose land is to be acquired for expansion of Jammu Airport. The members of the newly appointed All J&K Jat Sabha comprising former Minister Manjit Singh, former […]

12 Oct 2019 1:09 am
PDD employees extend pen down strike till Oct 14

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: The employees of Power Development Department in all districts of Jammu and Kashmir today on third straight day observed ‘Complete Pen Down ‘ against the unilateral move of the Government to operationalise the unbundling of the department, without involving the employees who as major stake holders are apprehensive of the move […]

12 Oct 2019 1:08 am
Dont be afraid of terror threats, resume normal activities: Govt

STATE TIMES NEWSSrinagar: As the shutdown over abrogation of Article 370 provisions continued for the 68th day, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has come out with a full-page advertisement in local dailies asking people not to be afraid of militant threats and resume their normal activities. “Are we going to succumb to militants? For over […]

12 Oct 2019 1:01 am
Administrative Secretaries to remain available at Headquarters on Oct 31

STATE TIMES NEWS SRINAGAR: The government on Friday directed all the Administrative Secretaries to remain available at Headquarters on the Appointed Day of formation of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh. According to an order issued by GAD, all the Administrative Secretaries shall not move outside the state during the […]

12 Oct 2019 1:00 am
Gujjar leaders play spoilsport, manhandle Kavinder, Randhawa

Launch of link road STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: Several Gujjar leaders on Friday played spoil-sport over the launch of development work of immense public importance, created scene and manhandled former Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta and MLC Vikram Randhawa. It all began when the two leaders arrived for the launch of a link road, which had […]

12 Oct 2019 1:00 am
JKRCEA flays Govt for adopting apathetic attitude towards SC, ST, OBCs

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Jammu Kashmir Reserved Categories Empowerment Alliance (JKRCEA) expressed anguish over step-motherly and anti-SC, ST and OBC behaviour of present political dispensation. Briefing media persons here, JKRCEA leaders targeted SC, ST, OBC politicians, who are being used by BJP to show green pastures to community people by making false promises with SC/ST […]

12 Oct 2019 12:11 am
CII organises Chai Pe Banking to strengthen MSMEs in J&K

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: To strengthen MSMEs in J&K, CII organised a session on ‘Chai Pe Banking’ for business entities and entrepreneurs. Jyoti Prakash Gadia, Founder and Managing Director, Resurgent India Pvt Ltd along with other prominent bank officials were invited as panelists for the session. Gadia threw light on present global economic scenario and […]

12 Oct 2019 12:11 am
Sarore Toll Plaza to put extra burden on people, tourists: DCC Rural

STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: District Congress Committee (DCC), Jammu Rural sought immediate rollback of toll tax being levied on vehicles at newly installed Jammu-Sarore Toll Plaza, as the move will put commuters under pressure. In a statement issued here on Friday, Hari Singh Chib, President DCC Jammu Rural urged the Governor Satya Pal Malik to suspend […]

12 Oct 2019 12:10 am
Tributes paid to social activist Upender Bhat

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Rainawari KP Action Committee on Friday organised a Shradhanjali Sabha at Mata Shree Roopbhawani Temple Complex, Talab Tillo to bid emotional adieu to social activist Upender Krishan Bhat, who passed away on October 8, 2019. Upender was General Secretary of Rainawari KP Action Committee, Organising Secretary of Bhartiya Itihas Sankalan, Founder […]

12 Oct 2019 12:09 am
Govt failed to reimburse IGST, CGST, SGST to industry sector: BBIA

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Bari Brahmana Industries Association (BBIA) raised serious concern over financial crunch being faced by industrial units of J&K. In a meeting held here on Friday, Lalit Mahajan, President BBIA raised the issue of huge payments of industrial units lying pending with the government in respect of non-release of funds for reimbursement […]

12 Oct 2019 12:09 am
20,000 students sensitised about suicide prevention

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: On the directions of Director School Education Jammu, Anuradha Gupta, World Mental Health Day with theme ‘Suicide Prevention’ was observed in various government schools of Jammu Division. According to WHO, more than 800,000 people die by committing suicide every year, making it the principal cause of death among people fifteen to […]

12 Oct 2019 12:09 am
JMC holds awareness programme

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Jammu Municipal Corporation organised an awareness programme on Solid Waste Management and plastic waste management, in collaboration with Headmaster Sunita Gupta of Government High School, Pull Tawi Jammu in Ward No 19 here on Friday. The programme was organised under the supervision of Dr Zaffar Iqbal, MVO/Nodal Officer, Solid Waste Management […]

12 Oct 2019 12:08 am
ISM holds training programme on integration of AYUSH in Ayushman Bharat

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Directorate of Indian Systems of Medicine (IMS) J&K, conducted a training programme on integration of AYUSH in Ayushman Bharat here on Friday. The session was inaugurated by the State Nodal Officer Health and Wellness Centre J&K, Dr K K Koul accompanied by Dr Anil Kant Gupta, Deputy Director ISM Jammu; Dr […]

12 Oct 2019 12:08 am
CCI to hold Harmony 2019- Hunt for Jammu Ki Aawaz today

STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCI) Jammu is holding a mega event ‘Harmony 2019- Hunt for Jammu Ki Aawaz’ on October 12 at Teacher’s Bhawan Auditorium, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu. Briefing media persons here on Friday, Rakesh Gupta President CCI Jammu informed that Farooq Khan, Advisor to the Governor will be the Chief […]

11 Oct 2019 11:04 pm
Shiv Sena demands special exemptions for J&K youth

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: State unit of Shiv Sena Bal Thackeray urged the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister, Amit Shah for providing special exemptions to youth of Jammu and Kashmir in educational institutions and employment avenues. While addressing media persons here on Friday, State Chief Manish Sahni said that in unemployment, J&K is […]

11 Oct 2019 11:03 pm
One-yr-term, Rs 5 lakh fine in cheque bounce case

STATE TIMES NEWS Jammu: Special Railway Magistrate Jammu Parvaiz Iqbal on Thursday awarded one year imprisonment and fine of Rs 5 lakh to Naveen Jaiswal, son of Dev Raj, resident of H.No. 238-Rehari Colony, Jammu in cheque bounce case. After hearing Advocate C.M Sharma for the National College of Education, Purkhoo, the court observed that […]

11 Oct 2019 1:12 am
PDD employees pen down strike enters second day

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: The employees of Power Development Department on Thursday observed complete pen down on the second consecutive day against the unilateral move of the government to operationalise unbundling of the department without involving the employees. On call of All J&K Power Employees and Engineers Coordination Committee (PEECC), a number of employees voluntarily […]

11 Oct 2019 1:12 am
LPEF seeks DA installment

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: All J&K Low Paid Employees Federation (LPEF) urged the Governor’s Administration to pay five per cent DA Installment from July 2019 in favour of State employees and pensioners forthwith. Abdul Majid Khan, President of the Federation, said that the price of all essential goods are shooting sky high day-by-day and payment […]

11 Oct 2019 1:10 am
Pensioners reiterate demands

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: All J&K Pensioners and Civil Society Association urged the Governor, Satya Pal Malik to consider genuine demands of the association including removal of disparity in pension payment. In the meeting held here on Thursday, Ajit Singh Adyal, President of the Association, highlighted various demands including removal of disparity in pension payment […]

11 Oct 2019 1:10 am
GMC denies outbreak of dengue

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: The authorities of Government Medical College (GMC), Jammu has clarified that no death has been reported due to dengue till date and all the cases related to dengue were successfully treated and managed in Government Medical College, Jammu and various hospital of Jammu division. In a handout issued here on Thursday, […]

11 Oct 2019 1:10 am
Kashmiri leaders sign bonds; three released

State Times News SRINAGAR: With former Chief Minister and PDP President Mehbooba Mufti claiming coercion in making the so-called mainstream leaders sign bonds of ‘good behavior’, the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Thursday released three politicians who were under detention since August 5 when the Centre abrogated the special status granted to the state under […]

11 Oct 2019 1:07 am
ACB books ex-JE I&FC, other officials for misappropriating funds

STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday booked former junior engineer and other officials of I&FC Department Poonch in case involving misappropriation of funds. Anti-Corruption Bureau registered a formal case against Mohammad Farooq, then JE, son of Mohd Bashir, resident of Surankote, District Poonch and other officers/officials of Irrigation ad Flood Control Department Poonch […]

11 Oct 2019 1:06 am
Army Commander visits Kashmir, asks troops to be fully prepared

State Times News SRINAGAR: Chief of Northern Command Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Thursday reviewed the prevailing security situation in Kashmir and asked the troops to be fully prepared for the emerging security challenges in the region, an Army officer said. Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Northern Command, accompanied by Lt Gen K […]

11 Oct 2019 1:06 am
PHDCCI calls on DC Jammu, discusses issues

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: PHDCCI delegation led by Vikrant Kuthiala on Thursday called on Sushma Chauhan, Deputy Commissioner Jammu and discussed various issues related to trade and industry. Kuthiala briefed the Deputy Commissioner that Jammu Master Plan 2032 was conceived and planned prior to conception and implementation of 8/4 lanning of Jammu-Akhnoor Highway and establishment […]

10 Oct 2019 11:48 pm
Nominations in abundance from Kashmir for BDC polls slap on face of NC, PDP, Cong: Sethi

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Nominations in abundance especially from Valley for the upcoming Block Development Council (BDC) polls is a big slap on the face NC, PDP and Congress politicians, who never allowed the democracy to flourish in the State of Jammu and Kashmir by hoodwinking all such endeavours taken in this direction. Now by […]

10 Oct 2019 11:43 pm
BJP has monopolised all political activity in J&K: Harsh

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Dubbing the ensuing BDC elections in J&K following its down gradation to UT as ‘sham exercise’, Harsh Dev Singh, JKNPP Chairman and former Minister went hammer and tongs against BJP accusing it of monopolizing all political activity in J&K to impose its political hegemony. Addressing media persons here on Thursday, Harsh […]

10 Oct 2019 11:43 pm
Implement reservation in promotion: JKBWA

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Batwal Welfare Association (JKBWA) urged the Governor Satya Pal Malik for implementation of reservation in promotion for scheduled castes and other categories in services, as the Union Government has passed a legislation in this regard. In a general body meeting held here, Sarpanch Subedar Gaseeta Ram Lakhotra said […]

10 Oct 2019 11:41 pm
DPs of 1947 still awaiting full package: JKSAC

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: The displaced persons from PoK who lost their everything including the lives of their kiths and kin during 1947, are still awaiting for the full and final package of Rs 30 lakh besides other reliefs as per the recommendation of Joint Parliament Committee (JPC). This was stated by President Jammu and […]

10 Oct 2019 11:41 pm
Pak shells villages along LoC in Balakot, Krishna Ghati

STATE TIMES NEWS Jammu: The Pakistan Army overnight opened fire and lobbed mortars at Balakot and Krishna Gati sectors along the LoC in Poonch district, triggering panic among border dwellers. Officials on Wednesday said the Indian Army gave a befitting reply resulting in exchanges. The firing triggered panic among border residents. The Pakistani Army has […]

10 Oct 2019 12:20 am
Teacher suspended for encroaching Govt land; Committee formed to probe

STATE TIMES NEWSRAJOURI: The District Administration on Wednesday suspended a government teacher for encroachment on land identified for construction of Tehsil Office Complex at Manjakote. Meanwhile, a disciplinary committee has been constituted with Additional Deputy Commissioner, Rajouri as Chairman, Chief Education Officer, Rajouri and District Statistics and Evaluation Officer, Rajouri as Members to look into […]

10 Oct 2019 12:17 am
BJP slams opposition parties, says aversion to BDC election exposes their hollowness

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir BJP on Wednesday slammed the Congress, the PDP and the NC for not contesting the first-ever Block Development Council (BDC) polls being held in the state on October 24. A notification was issued on Tuesday for the election of chairpersons of BDC in 310 blocks of Jammu […]

9 Oct 2019 11:13 pm
Rangleela Natya Utsav 2019 to begin today

STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: Lakshya-The Aim powered by Nutan Prayas Manch is organising a National Theater Festival entitled ‘Rangleela Natya Utsav 2019’ from tomorrow at Abhinav Theatre. First of its kind, the Utsav organized by a group of enthusiast youth of Jammu is aimed in bringing a theatrical collage from different states which will show case […]

9 Oct 2019 11:12 pm
VC JU releases Dr. Shubhnandan Jamwals book on JAVA 9

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Prof. Manoj Dhar, Vice Chancellor of the University of Jammu, on Wednesday released the book of Computer Science entitled “Java 9” authored by the Dr. Shubhnandan S. Jamwal of the Department of Computer Science and IT, University of Jammu. The book has been published by the team, Shroff Publishers Private Limited, […]

9 Oct 2019 11:10 pm