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Abhinav theatre to be opened for public soon: Priya Sethi
7/4/2015 1:09:51 AM
JAMMU, JULY 3- Underscoring on early completion of renovation works of the prestigious Abhinav theatre, Minister of State for Education, Culture and Information Priya Sethi said the theatre is one of the key destinations for art lovers and literary activities in the Jammu city. She said the repair and renovation works would be expedited and very soon the theatre would be open to public. "We are committed to revive activities of art and culture in the state and both Tagore and Abhinav theatres would be developed on most modern lines," she stressed. Priya said this while reviewing activities of the J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, here on Thursday. She also reviewed the progress of renovation works underway in the Abhinav theatre complex. Secretary J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages Dr. Abdul Aziz Parray, Writers, Academicians, officers and staff of the Academy were present on the occasion. The Minister directed the Academy to prepare and submit status report on the works underway in the Abhinav theatre. She said necessary funding would be arranged so that the works get completed at the earliest and the theatre is made functional. "Now that the new Secretary has joined we hope that the Academy would revive its activities and very soon art and literature would get a boost in the state," she added. She said the routine functions of the Academy with regard ...
Mufti says DDBs are mini-legislatures
Approves Rs 193 cr outlay for Jammu, Rs 141 cr for Reasi; Announces Industrial Estate for Reasi
7/4/2015 1:02:46 AM
JAMMU, July 3: Describing District Development Boards (DDBs) as mini-legislatures and institutions of inclusivity, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said the decisions taken in the District Development Board meetings shall have to be implemented in letter and spirit. "District Development Boards are the institutions of empowerment for the legislators. This well-established institutional mechanism makes them part of the implementation process at the ground level. I will leave no stone unturned to ensure that the credibility and authority of the institution DDB is restored fully," Sayeed said while chairing the District Development Board meetings of Jammu and Reasi districts here to...
Dulat’s claim of ‘Goof Up’ by Vajpayee Govt in Kandahar fuels controversy
7/4/2015 1:02:37 AM
NEW DELHI, July 3: Former RAW chief A S Dulat's claim of a "goof up" in Kandahar hijack response by the Vajpayee government in 1999 triggered a controversy today with BJP outrightly rejecting it while Congress alleged that its "soft" approach laid the "foundation of terrorism". In forceful assertions by its leaders, BJP said there was no other option left then but to release the three dreaded terrorists to save the lives of people on board the Indian Airlines plane that was hijacked and taken to Kandahar. Dulat, the former head of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), had said that the Crisis Management Group (CMG) "goofed up" the entire case by not immobilising the plane when it had landed i...
Police move court to block Facebook pages of young militants
7/4/2015 1:02:28 AM
Srinagar, July 3: Police today moved a local court seeking directions for blocking the pages on 'Facebook' which carried pictures of 11 young Kashmiri militants donning army fatigues and holding firearms. "We have initiated legal action and approached court for orders to block it," Inspector General (Kashmir) S J M Gilani said here. Once an order is received, the Jammu and Kashmir police will ask the social networking site to block the pages carrying pictures of the Hizbul Mujahideen militants which included Burhan Wani, who has become a poster-boy for the terror outfit. While the pages have been taken off, the Police was eager to block the page from the server itself. The pictures, acc...
Dulat trying to resurrect Farooq Abdullah: PDP
7/4/2015 1:02:18 AM
SRINAGAR, July 3: Jammu and Kashmir minister and senior PDP leader Naeem Akhtar today trashed claims made by former RAW chief A S Dulat saying his only agenda was to protect the family of National Conference president Farooq Abdullah. "His (Dulat's) only agenda is protection of Abdullah family. It only establishes once again that the protective arm of agencies is always keen to hold them even if people reject them," Akhtar told PTI. He said the entire interview given by the former spy to a TV news channel seemed to be focused on resurrecting Abdullah's image. "The whole interview is focused on the sole aim of resurrecting Abdullahs some how. And Abdullahs surely need such lifelines," he ...
3 militants killed on LoC, infiltration bid foiled
7/4/2015 1:02:07 AM
SRINAGAR, July 3: Army today foiled an infiltration bid in Rampur sector on the Line of Control (LoC), in Uri area of district Baramulla by intercepting a group of 5-6 heavily armed militants. An army officer said around 5-6 militants were noticed in Noori Post area in Rampur sector of Uri in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district. “They were challenged and heavy gun battle is on since morning in which 3 militants are killed and one army man was injured in the gun battle so far. However, bodies were not recovered so far as gun battle is on.” This is the sixth infiltration bid that was foiled this year by army along LoC in Kashmir in which 13 infiltrators were killed....
All undisclosed foreign account deposits to be taxable under Black Money Law
7/4/2015 1:01:59 AM
NEW DELHI, July 3: All deposits made in an undisclosed overseas bank account since opening will be clubbed while assets like immovable property, shares and jewellery will be valued at fair market price for levy of tax and penalty under the new black money law. All overseas income and assets, including the ones voluntarily declared within the 90-day compliance window ending September 30, will be valued in rupee terms, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said while announcing rules for the new law that has come into force with effect from July 1. "Value of an account with a bank shall be the sum of all the deposits made in the account with the bank since the date of opening of the account,...
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