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JK show-window of plurality, inclusiveness: Mehbooba
5/1/2016 1:04:50 AM
JAMMU, Apr 30: Seeking support from people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh in making J&K an abode of peace, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, today described the state as a show-window of plurality and inclusiveness in the country. She said state's strength lies in mutual coexistence for which the people will have to overcome cultural, religious and regional barriers to emerge as one strong entity. "J&K has gone through very difficult times. We now have to take forward the agenda of Mufti Saab and script a new chapter of peace and amity in the state," she said, while describing restoration of peace as the biggest challenges in J&K. The Chief Minister was speaking after laying foundation stone of semi-automatic multi-level car parking facility at Super Bazaar, here today. Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal K. Singh, Minister of State for H&UDD, H&ME and Social Welfare, Asiea Naqash, Minister of State for Culture, Tourism and Education, Priya Sethi and MLA Jammu East, Rajesh Gupta, were present on the occasion. Addressing a large gathering, the Chief Minister said the present government reflects the aspirations of people who want to see a new era of development unfold in the state. For this, she said she needs support of people in building infrastructure linked to road connectivity, health, education and jobs. "I need peace so that I am able to repeat what Mufti Mohammad Say...
Tehsildar attached, Rs 35,000 fine on TSOs
5/1/2016 1:04:20 AM
UDHAMPUR, Apr 30: Deputy Commissioner, Udhmapur, attached Tehsildar for dereliction of duty and imposed a fine of Rs 35,000 on delinquent Tehsil Supply Officers for their failure to implement directions related to public services in time bound manner. Tehsildar Chenani was attached in the office of Addl Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur for dereliction of duty and after detection of observations related to mismanagement of office records, accounts and other vital duties. Addl DC has been asked to hold a detailed enquiry in the matter. SDM Chenani has been asked to make alternate arrangements for functioning of Tehsil Office. A fine of Rs 5,000 each was realised from 7 Teshsil Supply Officers ...
DB directs state to complete process of Municipal elections with in 6 months
5/1/2016 1:04:07 AM
JAMMU, Apr 30: In a historical judgment, Division Bench of the State High Court directed state to complete the election process of Corportaions within six months. This signficiant direction has been passed in a petition filed by Dr. HR Sharma who is a retired Professor of University of Jammu and a social activist, praying for issuance of a writ of mandamus directing the respondents to hold the elections of various Municipal Committees, Municipal Councils and Municipal Corporations as per the mandate of the Jammu and Kashmir Municipal Act, 2000, as elections were due in the year 2010 itself. According to the petitioner, the elections to the State Municipal Committees, Municipal Councils an...
Srinagar-Leh NH thrown open to vehicular traffic
5/1/2016 1:03:19 AM
GUMRI, Apr 30: The Srinagar-Leh National Highway, the only road connecting Kashmir Valley with frontier region of Ladakh, was thrown open to vehicular traffic today after remaining closed for about four months owing to heavy snowfall during winter. The highway was thrown open to traffic by Lt Gen Satish Dua, General Officer Commanding of the Srinagar-based 15 Corps at Gumri, 110 km from the summer capital, who said the highway remained open for an extended period in the last season as there was less snow. It was closed on December 29 last year. The snow clearance operations, by Border Roads Organisation on the road riddled with mighty avalanches of average height of snow accumulation of ...
Fifth Phase of WB polls record 78.25% polling, 186 arrests
5/1/2016 1:03:11 AM
KOLKATA, Apr 30: A voter turnout of over 78.25 per cent marked the fifth and penultimate phase of assembly polls in West Bengal where 186 people were arrested in incidents of electoral malpractice and sporadic violence that left at least 15 injured. Deputy Election Commissioner incharge of West Bengal, Sandeep Saxena, told the media in New Delhi that "based on SMS-based information from polling officers, at 5 PM the voter turnout in 5th phase was 78.25 per cent." This is against 82.77 per cent voting recorded during 2011 assembly elections in the three districts of Hoogly, Kolkata South district and South 24-Parganas that went to polls today. In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the same area had...
AgustaWestland was never blacklisted: Jaitley
5/1/2016 1:03:00 AM
NEW DELHI, Apr 30: Sharpening the attack on Congress on the AgustaWestland chopper deal, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely today said the theory that the company was blacklisted during the UPA rule and it was lifted by NDA was a "figment of imagination". Jaitley disputed the statement of former Defence Minister A K Antony that the UPA regime had blacklisted AugustaWestland Finmeccanica after the bribe issue come out on the chopper deal. Targeting Antony, he said the statement given by him to the party suffers from a "misnomer" as much as its mentions that the company was blacklisted by the UPA regime and that it was lifted by the NDA. "This is a figment of somebody's imagination," Jait...
Cong targets PM over degree row, calls Govt ‘Habitual Offender’
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5/1/2016 1:02:49 AM
NEW DELHI, Apr 30: Congress today took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue of his educational qualification saying his government was a "habitual offender" on the matter. "If the Prime Minister himself is seeking to hide his educational qualifications, then how could common man have the confidence to use the RTI as a tool to fight corruption," party's chief spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala said when asked about the CIC's direction to universities in Delhi and Gujarat to provide proper responses to RTI applications seeking details of education qualification of the Prime Minister. Recalling the degree row in which HRD Minister Smriti Irani was involved, he noted that a cou...
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