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BUDGET 2019-20: Massive push to public infrastructure

SAC approves Rs 88911 cr outlay with thrust on development social sectors

JAMMU, Dec 15: Governor administration Saturday approved Rs 88,911 crore state budget for the fiscal 2019-20, which is expected to give a massive push to public infrastructure in the state. The budget was approved by the State Administrative Council (SAC) headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik at a specially convened meeting here this evening, state chief secretary B V R Subrahmanyam said. Principal secretary finance Navin K Choudhary gave a detailed presentation to the SAC on the revised estimates for 2018-19, budget estimates for 2019-20 and other key features of the budget. The SAC was informed that the focus of the budget 2019-20 is to give a big push to tangible developmental initiatives with Rs 30,469 crore earmarked for building public and social infrastructure in addition to Rs 3,631 crore already provided under languishing projects programme. The SAC observed that investment in infrastructure is the growth driver for economy and has a cascading impact on all sectors inclu...


1. Infrastructure Big push to Infrastructure - Rs 30469 cr earmarked for investment in development sector during 2019-20 Rs 3631 cr additional inve...

Seven civilians among 11 killed in encounter, protest in Kashmir


SRINAGAR, Dec 15: Seven civilians died Saturday when security forces opened fire at an unruly mob that thronged the site of an encounter in south...

Guv orders probe into Pulwama incident, appeals people to keep off encounter sites

JAMMU, Dec 15: Governor Satya Pal Malik Saturday ordered a probe into the death of seven civilians when security forces allegedly opened fire at a mo...

Political parties condemn civilian deaths

SRINAGAR, Dec 15: Mainstream political parties in Kashmir Saturday condemned the killing of civilians allegedly in security forces' action during an ...

Admin on alert after ‘unknown’ disease kills two minor sisters

JAMMU, Dec 15: Two minor sisters have died of an undiagnosed disease at a hospital in Reasi district, officials said Saturday. The news of the m...

SAC approves establishment of first ever University in Ladakh

JAMMU, Dec 15: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here this evening under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik approved establi...


Traffic resumes on Jammu-Srinagar NH after clearance of landslide

JAMMU, Dec 15: The winter capital Jammu recorded the coldest night of the season so far with minimum temperature settling at 5.5 degrees Celsius,...

National security is a punching bag for Cong: Modi


CHENNAI, Dec 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday launched a blistering attack on the Congress party, saying national security and defence secto...

Lt Gen Singh visits strategic Karakoram Pass in Ladakh

JAMMU, Dec 15: A top army commander Saturday visited the strategic Karakoram Pass along the Indo-China border in the Ladakh region and was briefed on...

Govt placed wrong info before SC that led to ‘factual bloomers’ in Rafale verdict: Cong

NEW DELHI, Dec 15: The Congress Saturday charged the government with presenting "wrong facts" before the Supreme Court which led to "factual bloomers...

Maldivian president to arrive in India Sunday on three-day visit

NEW DELHI, Dec 15: New Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih will arrive here Sunday on a three-day state visit, during which he will hold talks ...

Rafale judgement: Govt moves SC seeking correction in para which makes reference to CAG report, PAC

NEW DELHI, Dec 15: The Centre on Saturday moved the Supreme Court seeking correction in the Rafale jet judgement where a reference has been made abou...

PoK PM proposes Kartarpur-like corridor for Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist pilgrims

PESHAWAR, Dec 15: "Prime Minister" of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider Khan Saturday said he has submitted a proposal to the Pakistan gov...

Amarinder writes to Gadkari, seeks expeditious approval for Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway project

CHANDIGARH, Dec 15: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has written to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, seeking early approval of the proposed Delhi-A...

Cong shouldn't allow BJP to hijack narrative in 2019: Tharoor

MUMBAI, Dec 15: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said Saturday that the BJP should not be allowed to change the "national narrative" in the run-up to t...

Naik, Jitendra lay foundation of IHAMP at Bhaderwah

DODA, Dec 15: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik and Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development ...

JK becomes first state to have explicit law banning ‘Sextortion’


JAMMU, Dec 14: J&K has become first state in the country to have a law explicitly banning sexual exploitation of women by those in positions of autho...

Govt notifies 75 services as ‘Online Only’

JAMMU, Dec 14: The Government today declared 75 services in various Departments as 'Online Only' as a part of Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP)under...

3 children among 7 dead as vehicle falls into gorge in Reasi

JAMMU, Dec 14: Seven people, including three children, were killed and three others injured when their vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a g...

World News

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UK plans to adopt EU rules in case of no-deal Brexit

London, Aug 23: Britain's Brexit secretary said today that London will take unilateral action and respect EU rules in some sectors to keep trade flow...

Russia, China block US bid to slap N Korea sanctions

United States, Aug 10: Russia and China have blocked a US request to add a Russian bank to a UN sanctions blacklist along with a North Korean officia...

Melania’s parents become US citizens through “chain migration” programme

New York, Aug 10: US First Lady Melania Trump's Slovenian parents have become American citizens after taking the citizenship oath during a ceremony h...

Pakistani authorities blacklist Sharif’s sons, block passports

Islamabad, Aug 8: Pakistan's deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif's sons Hassan and Hussain have been placed on the blacklist by the authorities, barr...

US Navy veteran gets three life sentences for killing Indian engineer

New York, Aug 8: A US Navy veteran has been sentenced to three consecutive life sentences on hate crime charges for killing Indian engineer Srinivas ...

Hope all countries cooperate with Human Rights Council: UN official

United Nations: A UN official has hoped that all countries would cooperate with the UN's human rights body and give access to human rights rapporteur...

Chechen strongman makes Egypt’s Salah honorary citizen

Moscow: After his team crashed out of the World Cup, Egypt's star player Mohamed Salah has won a consolation prize in the form of honorary citizenshi...

Business News



Man stabbed to death by acquaintance

New Delhi, Dec 15: A 22-year-old man was allegedly stabbed to death by an acquaintance over monetary dispute in southeast Delhi's Govindpuri area, po...

InterGlobe Aviation Chairman Devadas Mallya passes away

New Delhi, Nov 25: InterGlobe Aviation, which operates the country's largest airline IndiGo, Sunday said its Chairman Devadas Mallya Mangalore passed...

9 dead, 51 injured as bus falls into river in Himachal

Nahan (HP), Nov 25: At least nine people were killed and 51 injured when a speeding bus they were travelling in fell from a bridge into a river in Hi...

Modi to inaugurate key infra projects in Varanasi

Lucknow, Nov 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate two major national highways and an inland waterways project at his parliamentary consti...

ECoR focuses on safety in foggy weather

Bhubaneswar, Nov 11: To cope with poor visibility and ensure passengers' safety during foggy weather, the East Coast Railway has instructed its staff...

Mining baron Janardhan Reddy arrested in bribery case in Bengaluru, sent to judicial custody till Nov 24

BENGALURU, Nov 11: Former Karnataka minister and Ballari mining baron G Janardhana Reddy was on Sunday arrested by the Crime Branch officials in conn...

APPSC exam held amid protest

Itanagar, Nov 11: A recruitment examination organised by the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) was held on Saturday amid protests b...

Labourer arrested over eve-teasing charges

Muzaffarnagar (UP), Nov 11: A labourer was arrested on eve-teasing charges in Shamli district, police said Sunday. The accused, Shadab, reportedly ...


SKPAU organizes annual sports meet

UDHAMPUR, DEC 15: Sher-i-Kashmir Police Academy Udhampur held 05 days Annual Sports Meet of trainees. The tournament commenced on 10.12.2018 and ...

Shubh Memorial International School celebrates Grandparents Day

AKHNOOR, DEC 15: Shubh Memorial Intern ational School, Akhnoor Celebrated Grandparents Day. Grandparents are a family's greatest treasure, the foun...

JAMMU, DEC 15: Famous Losar Festival-2018 of Ladakh was hosted in a extraordinary manner here today at Abhinav Theatre by J&K Academy of Art, Cultur...

Lone visits Kote Balwal, inspects progress of Composite Old Age Home

JAMMU, DEC 15: Secretary Social Welfare, Dr. Farooq Ahmad Lone today visited Gaink Kot Balwal to take stock of the ongoing construction work of Comp...

Volleyball, kabbadi, kho-kho, badminton matches mark Day 2 of Khelo India event

SAMBA, DEC 15: Several matches of Volley ball, Kabaddi, Badminton, Kho Kho today marked Day 2 of Khelo-India-Sports for peace and development being o...

Director General RDD Jammu reviews progress on Centrally Sponsored Schemes

JAMMU, DEC 15: Director General Rural Development Jammu, Rehana Batultoday took a review meeting of developmental schemes including PMAY (G), MGNREG...

DDC chairs meeting of Bankers, KVIB regarding REGP

JAMMU, DEC 15: Di strict Development Com missioner Ramesh Kumar today chaired a meeting of Bankers and Jammu and Kashmir Khadi and Village Industri...

JKPCC condoles death of 3 minor among seven in Reasi mishap

JAMMU, DEC 15: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee has mourned the death of 7 persons including 3 children who were killed and 3 other wer...

OP-ED News

Timely redressal of issues

Ensuring timely redressal of the issues concerning Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector and effective coordination between different age...

Ignoring directions

Majority of the Divisional Forest Officers (DFOs) have been soft-paddling on the preparation of Annual Plan of Operations for mitigating the impact o...

Rise in instances of women victimization

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Achieving 100 percent household electrification

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The appellants shall be entitled to notional benefits from the date of such deemed appointment only for the purposes of fixation of pay and seniority

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The US-China trade war will impact negotiation dynamics of the WTO

To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of WTO’s impending demise may be both premature and exaggerated. The World Trade Organisation (WTO) which entered ...

Repealing Roshni Scheme

In order to ensure that no more benefits are extended to the occupants of the State land, the State Administrative Council, which met under the chair...

No clarity on status of Health Insurance Scheme

Even after more than a month since the announcement made by none but head of the State Governor Satya Pal Malik for termination of controversial Grou...

Legal Section

JKAACL hosts Losar festival


PIL regarding removal of illegal constructions on River Tawi

DB grants last opportunity to respondents to comply with directions

Jammu, DEC 15:A Division Bench of State High Court Comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Tashi Rabstan took serious note of the state for ...

JK to put in place comprehensive elderly care system

JAMMU, DEC 14: Secretary, Social Welfare, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone today reviewed the modalities for ensuring effective implementation of J&K Maintenanc...

DC Baramulla reviews Republic Day arrangements

BARAMULLA, DEC 14: Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr. Nasir Ahmad Naqash on Friday reviewed the arrangements being put in place for smooth Republic ...

BJYM announces Gandhi Nagar Team

JAMMU, DEC 14: BJYM Gandhi Nagar Mandal organised a meeting at Gandhi Nagar Mandal Office to review upcoming programs in presence of BJP Mandal Presi...

Court rejects bail application of sympathizer of HM outfit

JAMMU, DEC 14: Sub-Judge Electricity Pattan Amarjeet Singh Langeh rejected the bail application of Shafeeq Ahmad Dar S/o: Ab. Aziz Ahmad Dar R/o: C...

PIL challenging rules for issuance of State subject

DB directs respondents to file objections within four weeks

JAMMU, DEC 14: In a Public Interest Litigation filed by Atul Gupta challenging rules for issuance of Permanent State subject, A Division Bench of St...

Court rejects bail application of two in murder case

JAMMU, DEC 13: Principal Sessions Judge Reasi Kamlesh Pandita today rejected the bail application of Jagdish Singh and other allegedly involved in m...


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