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Govt issues Policy, Operational guidelines to enforce expenditure, fiscal discipline

21/02/2018
JAMMU, Feb 20: Following the wide-ranging public expenditure reforms announced by the Finance Minister, Dr HaseebDrabu in the State Legislature earlier this month and making the State Government legally bound to expedite resource utilization, the Finance Department today issued comprehensive guidelines to enforce fiscal discipline. According to an elaborate order issued by the Principal Secretary Finance, Mr Navin Kumar Choudhary here today, the Administrative Secretaries have been asked to immediately put in place appropriate and robust mechanism of checks and balances in their departments, so that sustained compliance with the brushed-up public expenditure measures is not only ensured, but also facilitated. It said these measures/protocols represent the first decisive step to reform the quality and efficiency of public expenditures and have been rolled out at both the Policy as well as Operational levels. Pertinently, while the protocols at the Policy level have already been enum...

Governor calls for security audit of vital installations

21/02/2018
Jammu, Feb 20: In the backdrop of the recent spurt in terror attacks, Jammu and Kashmir Governor N NVohra today called for a security audit of all vu...

I-T issues notice to Singhvi’s wife for purchases from NiravModi

21/02/2018
New Delhi, Feb 20: The Income Tax Department today issued a notice to Anita Singhvi, the wife of senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi, asking...

Vaishno Devi: NGT raps J&K Govt over rehabilitation plan of horses, mules

21/02/2018
New Delhi, Feb 20: The National Green Tribunal today rapped the Jammu and Kashmir government over its failure to submit a plan for rehabilitation of ...

Give suggestions to improve criminal justice system: SC to states, HCs

21/02/2018
New Delhi, Feb 20: The Supreme Court today asked all states, union territories and the High Courts to file their responses along with suggestions by ...

I-T dept raids 20 premises linked to Choksi, Gitanjali group

21/02/2018
New Delhi, Feb 20: The Income Tax Department today raided 20 premises linked to Gitanjali Gems promoter MehulChoksi and associated firms in connectio...

4 Govt employees suspended

21/02/2018
Jammu, Feb 20: Four government employees, including a block development officer (BDO), were today suspended after they were found absent from their d...

BSF jawan injured in sniper fire from across LoC

21/02/2018
Srinagar/New Delhi, Feb 20: A BSF jawan was today seriously injured after he was hit by a Pakistani sniper fire from across the Line of Control in Ja...

Militants open fire on security personnel

21/02/2018
Srinagar, Feb 20: Militants today opened firing on security forces near an Air Force station in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, defense source...

Frame scheme for relief to Army porters’ kin on par with soldiers: SHRC

21/02/2018
Srinagar, Feb 20: The Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has recommended that the state government frame a scheme for providing c...

PM hard sells pro-farmer budget proposals

21/02/2018
NEW DELHI, Feb 20: Prime Minister NarendraModi today hard sold pro-farmer initiatives announced in his government's last full-year budget, saying mor...

Earthquake of 3.3 magnitude hits JK

21/02/2018
Srinagar, Feb 20: A medium intensity earthquake measuring 3.3 on the Richter Scale today hit Jammu and Kashmir, an official of the MeT department sai...

CVC clarifies on vigilance award to PNB

21/02/2018
New Delhi, Feb 20: The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) today said that the vigilance award to PNB, which is hit by aRs 11,400 crore alleged fraud ...

Cabinet nod to amend Chit Funds Act

Approves extra-budgetary support for urban housing scheme

21/02/2018
NEW DELHI, Feb 20: The Cabinet today approved amendments to the Chit Funds Act to facilitate orderly growth of the sector and provide more financial...

India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Agni-II

21/02/2018
NEW DELHI, Feb 20: India on Tuesday test-fired its medium range nuclear capable Agni-II missile with a strike range of 2,000 km from Abdul Kalam Isla...

Pakistan Drug Smuggler Killed, 10 kg Narcotics and Arms Seized: BSF

21/02/2018
Amritsar, Feb 20: A Pakistani drug smuggler was killed and 10 kg of narcotics as well as arms and ammunition seized along the Indo-Pak International ...

Canadian PM to pay obeisance at Golden Temple today

21/02/2018
Amritsar, Feb 20: Preparations by the Punjab government and the ShiromaniGurdwaraParbandhak Committee (SGPC) are in full swing for the proposed visit...

Army thwarts attack by Pak’s BAT squad; one intruder killed

20/02/2018
Jammu, Feb 19: An attack by Pakistan's notorious Border Action Team (BAT) was repulsed by the Army which killed a heavily-armed terrorist and grievou...

Majority in Valley keen to be part of PM-led development journey: Jitendra

20/02/2018
JAMMU, Feb 19: Union Minister Jitendra Singh today said "only a few people" were averse to normalisation of situation in Kashmir while the majority w...

Banking Sector Hit Again: Second Scam of Rs 3,695 cr Rotomac promoters being probed

20/02/2018
NEW DELHI, Feb 19: Days after the Nirav Modi-PNB scam, the banking sector took another big hit with Rotomac pen promoter Vikram Kothari allegedly swi...

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Pakistan, China gear up to tackle latest threat to CPEC in Gwadar port

12/02/2018
new delhi: Experts have raised an alarm over the safety of the multi-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project in Gwadar port off the c...

UN chief calls for immediate de-escalation in Syria

12/02/2018
United Nations: United Nations Secretary- General Antonio Guterres has called for an immediate de- escalation in Syria after Israel carried out raids...

People’s lives are being shattered by mere allegation: Trump

12/02/2018
Washington: US President Donald Trump has said that people's lives are being shattered by a mere allegation, in the wake of the resignations of two W...

Xi says improving China-Lanka ties have his ‘high attention’

05/02/2018
Beijing, Feb 4: Chinese President Xi Jinping today said he pays "high attention" to strengthening strategic ties with Sri Lanka, as Beijing beefed up...

China rights lawyer charged with ‘inciting subversion’

30/01/2018
Beijing, Jan 29: A prominent Chinese human rights attorney has been charged with "inciting subversion of state power" and will be held in isolation f...

Time for change in Iran: Trump

02/01/2018
Washington, Jan 1: US President Donald Trump today said it is "time for change" in Iran which is "failing at every level", as the nationwide deadly p...

China showcases jet fighters on South China Sea island

04/12/2017
Beijing, Dec 3: China has showcased its J-11B jet fighters in the disputed South China Sea islands as Beijing seeks to consolidate its hold over the ...

North Korea says it is nuclear state with US in missile strike range

30/11/2017
Seoul: North Korea said Wednesday it had achieved its goal of becoming a nuclear state after successfully testing a new intercontinental ballistic mi...

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Kerala’s all-women movement to foray into e-commerce

21/02/2018
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 20: After its success saga in a series of fields ranging from pickle making to IT business, Kerala's 42 lakh member-strong al...

Cong, CPI-M demand discussion on PNB fraud

21/02/2018
Kolkata, Feb 20: The opposition Congress and CPI(M) today demanded a discussion on the Punjab National Bank fraud case in the ongoing session of the ...

Mob lynches 2 men accused of raping, killing minor

21/02/2018
Itanagar, Feb 20: A mob barged into a police station, dragged out two men accused of raping and killing a minor and then lynched him on the streets i...

Rotomac bank fraud: I-T dept attaches 11 bank accounts

21/02/2018
New Delhi, Feb 20: After the CBI and the ED, the Income Tax Department has stepped up action against the Rotomac group and its promoters. attaching 1...

Man kills daughter as he wanted son in UP

21/02/2018
Balrampur, Feb 20: Angry over the birth of a girl, a man and his family members allegedly killed his one-month-old daughter and later beat up his wif...

Opp to bring no-confidence against WB speaker

21/02/2018
Kolkata, Feb 20: The opposition Congress and the Left Front have decided to bring a no confidence motion against West Bengal Speaker Biman Banerjee f...

Itkhori to have world’s tallest stupa: Das

21/02/2018
Chatra/Ranchi, Feb 20: The world's tallest 'Buddha' stupa will be built at Itkhori in Jharkhand, Chief Minister Raghubar Das has said. As per records...

Young artist experiments with Madhubani art

21/02/2018
New Delhi, Feb 20: Madhubani and the Colosseum may be a world apart but artist Neha Dasgupta has done the rather impossible job of making the twain m...

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Over 30 surgeries carried out at free Burn Surgery camp organized by Rotary Club

21/02/2018
JAMMU, Feb 20: "Over thirty surgeries, most of them quite complex and complicated, were carried out during the five day Free Burn Surgery 'Gift of Sm...

ICccR & HRM, JU organises lecture on ‘Leadership Challenges in Combat Situations’

21/02/2018
Jammu, Feb 20: International Centre for Cross Cultural Research and Human Resource Management (ICccR & HRM), University of Jammu today organised a le...

JKNPP demands deportation of illegal Bangladeshi, Rohingyas

21/02/2018
Jammu, Feb 20: The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) supremo Bhim Singh today demanded early deportation of foreigners, including Roh...

Ashok, Rajiv adjudged best legislators

21/02/2018
JAMMU, Feb 20: "There is more in the world than just to live and serving the society with a generous heart", this was stated by the BJP National Vic...

Dr Nirmal Singh addresses seminar in Kerala

21/02/2018
KERALA, Feb 20 - Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh along with Vice Chairman of J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kissan, Daljit Singh ...

Chief Secretary chairs 4th PMG meeting

21/02/2018
JAMMU, Feb 20: Chief Secretary, B B Vyas Tuesday chaired the 4th Project Monitoring Group (PMG) meeting here to review the progress achieved in major...

VC SMVDU chairs 4th Governing Council meeting of SMVDU-TBIC

21/02/2018
JAMMU, Feb 20: The 4th meeting of the Governing Council of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Technology Business Incubation Centre Society (SMVDU-TB...

Govt to reintroduce board exam for class 11: Bukhari

21/02/2018
JAMMU, Feb 20: Minister for Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today said that the government has decided to reintroduce board exams for class 11 ...

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Serious financial irregularities

21/02/2018
In the much-publicized case of irregular payments on hiring of vehicles during Parliament and Assembly elections in 2014, no action has been taken ag...

Liabilities go up

20/02/2018
Liabilities of Jammu and Kashmir have recorded more than 100 per cent increase during last eight Financial Years (FYs) while there has been improveme...

Expedited schemes

19/02/2018
The Power Development Department (PDD), headed by Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh few days back signed three Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs...

Timely implementation

18/02/2018
Not with standing repeated concerns from the legislators of ruling as well as opposition parties, the PDP-BJP Coalition Government has yet not evolve...

One-time age relaxation

17/02/2018
The Centre Government has agreed to give one-time relaxation of five years in qualifying age for Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) candidates o...

Talks with all stake holders

16/02/2018
The earlier NDA Government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee had initiated a dialogue process with all political groups including the Hurriyat Conference, ...

Slackness in utilization of funds

15/02/2018
The Border Area Development Programme (BADP) is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme and its main objective is to meet the special developmental needs and we...

Slackness in utilization of funds

15/02/2018
The Border Area Development Programme (BADP) is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme and its main objective is to meet the special developmental needs and we...

Legal Section

Eight years RI in minor rape case

17/02/2018
JAMMU, Feb 16: Principal Sessions Judge Reasi S R Gandhi today awarded 8 years rigorous impriosnment and fine Rs 10,000 to Kewal Krishan S/o Krishnu ...

Court awards 3 years RI and fine Rs 10,000 to Bangladeshi

16/02/2018
JAMMU, Feb 15: Principal Sessions Judge Jammu Vinod Chatterji Koul awarded 3 years rigorous impriosnment and fine Rs 10,000 to Mohd Sohail Choudhary ...

HC dismisses petition challenging PSA

16/02/2018
Srinagar, Feb 15: In the rarest of rare case where the petition seeking quashment of PSA dismissed, here the peittion filed Mushtaq Ahmad Regoo chall...

Complaint filed in Court seeking registration of FIR

CJM holds that Court cannot intervene what had happened in Legislature

16/02/2018
JAMMU, Feb 15: In a complaint filed by Shakti Uppal a Social Work and claimed to be worker of National Confere direction in the name of concerned pol...

DB directives in PIL regarding drug abuse in J&K

14/02/2018
JAMMU, Feb 13: In a Public Interest Litigation filed by Arthav Mahajan a student of law seeking initiation of a special drive by J&K police in the en...

Avoid any further devastative floods like that of 2014, all canals leading to rival Jhelum are required to be restored to their original position:DB

14/02/2018
Srinagar, Feb 13: Hearing a Public Interest Litigation, Division Bench of State High Court Comprising, A Division Bench Comprising Justice Mohammad Y...

DB dismisses three LPAs of State

14/02/2018
Jammu, Feb 13: Another Big Jolt to State of J&K, When A Division Bench of State High Court Comprising Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar and Justice M. K. H...

No trade allowed on footpaths, roadside in Srinagar: DB to SMC

14/02/2018
Srinagar, Feb 13: While hearing Public Interest Litigation, Division Bench of State High Court Comprising Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir and Justice San...

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