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IPS officer’s brother among 3 militants killed in Shopian encounter

Srinagar, Jan 22: An IPS officer’s brother was reportedly among three militants killed in a fierce encounter that ensued after security forces launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Shopian on Tuesday.

An Army official told UNI that following specific information about presence of militants in an orchard at Hafshermal in Shopian district, troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SGO) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint search operation this morning.

However, he said when the security forces were moving towards the area in the orchard, militants hiding inside a hideout, fired at them with automatic weapons. 

“Security forces retaliated ensuing in an encounter, he said, adding additional security forces were rushed to further seal the entire area to foil any attempt by militants to escape.

Official sources said that three militants were killed in the exchange of fire. “The operation was still going on when the reports last came in,” they added.

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Navin chairs Jammu Central Cooperative Bank BoD meeting

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: Principal Secretary Finance, Navin K Choudhary today asked Jammu Central Cooperative Bank...

Tourism Deptt organsies first road show of winter at Pune

PUNE, JANUARY 22: Tourism Department in collaboration with Kashmir Hotel and Restaurant Owners Federation (KHAROF)...

Omar, Mehbooba again spar on twitter

Srinagar, Jan 22: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti and National Conference (NC) Vice...

Forest Deptt covering up Katha Industries scam: Harsh

Jammu, jan. 22: Pointing towards the dilly dally over the enquiry ordered by the Govt...

Mehbooba urges HP CM to initiate enquiry into mob lynching of 2 J&K youth in...

Srinagar, Jan 22: Reacting to reports that a group of people attempted to lynch two...

Court reject bail of wife & other in murder caseCourt reject bail of wife &...

Jammu, jan. 22: Principal Sessions Judge Rajouri Shahzad Azeem today rejected the bail application of...

Preventive detention cannot be used as an instrument to keep a person in perpetual custody...

Srinagar, jan. 22: Vacation Judge of J&K High Court Srinagar Wing Justice Sanjeev Kiumar while...

Oath ceremony for newly-elected Panchs held at Bishnah

BISHNAH, JANUARY 22: An oath ceremony of the newly-elected Panchs was organised in Fruit and...

Advisor Kumar stresses on conservation of Mansar, Surinsar lakes

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: Advisor to Governor K Vijay Kumar today convened a meeting to take...

Advisor Kumar reviews modalities for rationalization, restructuring of Forest Department

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today convened a meeting to review...

Appointment of Skandan Krishnan as Advisor to JK Governor approved

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India, Tuesday conveyed approval...

Governor and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurate Bridge over Ravi River at Keerian Gandial

KATHUA, JANUARY 22: Governor Satya Pal Malik and Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport...

Zulfkar condoles demise of Fazal Chouhan's spouse

Category: State

NIN NEWS SERVICE | JAMMU, AUGUST 18: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs and Information Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali has expressed grief over the demise of spouse of Fazal Chouhan, senior PDP leader of Trallan, Rajouri.

The Minister has conveyed his condolence to Fazal Chouhan and expressed sympathy with him and other family members.

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Zulfkar directs for expediting switch-over to PoS machines for sale of food-grains

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Jammu,March 6 :    

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and Tribal Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today directed FCS&CA department to ensure that the sale of food grains is undertaken through Point of Sale (PoS) machines in all FPS and government food outlets to bring transparency and accountability in Public Distribution System.

 

The Minister further directed for employing modern electronic weighing machines for distribution of food grains besides imposition of complete ban on usage of traditional kandas FPS and government food outlets in the state.

The Minister issued these directions while reviewing the progress made for implementation of electronic Public Distribution System (e-PDS) in the state.

Additional Secretary FCS&CA Jugal Kishore Anand, Director FCS&CA Kashmir Nisar Ahmad Wani, Joint Director, FCS &CA, Mansoor Aslam Chowdhary, Deputy Directors of FCS&CA, Assistant Directors of all the district, officers of NIC besides other senior functionaries of the department were present in the meeting.

The meeting discussed various components of e-PDS system including online allocation of food grains, customized supply chain management, installations of POS machines, geographic information system (GIS), vigilance monitoring committees (VMC), ration cards seeding with Aadhaar, online grievance redress portal etc.

The Minister was informed that PoS machines have been installed in 19 districts except Baramulla, Leh and Kargil. He directed the concerned officer to complete installation of PoS machines in the left-out districts by 20th of this month.

It was further informed that till now, 5624 PoS machines have been installed across the state out of which 5551 are operational and Rs. 4.45 crore released to complete the various components of ePDS.

380 PoS machines in Rajouri, 103 in Ganderbal, 128 in Samba, 374 in Budgam, 481 in Srinagar, 183 in Udhampur, 273 in Kathua, 193 in Reasi, 191 in Poonch, 166 in Bandipora, 494 in Anantnag, 285 in Kulgam, 293 in Doda, 173 in Kishtwar, 159 in Ramban, 371 in Kupwara, 157 in Shopian, 328 in Pulwama and 831 in Jammu have been installed.     

The Minister was informed that two dedicated control rooms have been set up at Directorate Offices both in Jammu and Srinagar to facilitate dealers and officers of the department in operating the PoS machines.

While discussing the progress on implementation of Supply Chain Management (SCM) in the state, the Minister directed to hold special training programmes for employees of the department for smooth transition to SCM systems.

He also asked the department officers to ensure that on implementation of the said system, all allocation and movement of ration is done through supply chain management system

He further directed NIC to ensure implementation of Ration Card Management System (FCMS) within next 15 days.

Besides, he directed for early distribution of 12-digit consumer code to the beneficiaries and for strict monitoring of ePDS project implementation. He asked to ensure to ensure the biometric attendance in all district godowns and offices of the state

During the meeting, Zulfkar informed that the government has extended the validity of existing ration cards up to December 2019 and the officers have been directed to ensure 100 percent distribution of new ration cards among the consumers by the end of this month.

Zulfkar convenes meeting with administration, civil society

Category: State

NIN NEWS SERVICE

Rajouri, Sept 16: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali has ordered magisterial probe in Rajouri incident and also a four member committee has been constituted to submit a report on losses so as to provide compensation to the affected.

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Zulfkar directs for meeting staff dearth through academic arrangement

Category: State

Jammu, May 22 : Minister for School Education,  Hajj and Auqaf and Tribal Affairs, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali,  today directed the     authorities to meet shortage of teaching staff through academic arrangement to avoid loss of studies of the children.

He directed to complete the process within fifteen days.

The Minister was chairing a meeting to review the physical and financial achievements under education sector in districts of Doda, Kishtwar, Ramban, Udhampur, Reasi, Poonch and Rajouri districts.

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Editorial

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          RAJNI SHARAM  Much awaited cable car project has failed in its first trial, which the Prime minister of India was going to dedicate to the nation on 3rd of February 2019. At least two persons died and several were injured when a trolley of Jammu...

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Navin chairs Jammu Central Cooperative Bank BoD meeting

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: Principal Secretary Finance, Navin K Choudhary today asked Jammu Central Cooperative Bank (JCCB) to tide over its NPAs, while assuring full support for locating the state government employee defaulters.

Chairing the meeting of Board of Directors (BoD) of the Bank in capacity of its chairman, here today, Navin approved various recommendations of the Audit Committee of   the Bank, including disbanding of the office of District Officer and merger of non-viable branches with the nearest potential branch to cut down the administrative expenses.

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Tourism Deptt organsies first road show of winter at Pune

PUNE, JANUARY 22: Tourism Department in collaboration with Kashmir Hotel and Restaurant Owners Federation (KHAROF) held an impressive Travel Show in Pune seeking the cooperation of the travel associations and the media from the city for the promotion of J&K tourism.

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Omar, Mehbooba again spar on twitter

Srinagar, Jan 22: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti and National Conference (NC) Vice President Omar Abdullah once again entered into an argument on Twitter after the latter alleged that former J&K chief minister Mufti Mohammad Syed used to bring people in police vehicles to attend Republic and Independence Day celebrations to show how much the situation was “improving”.

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Forest Deptt covering up Katha Industries scam: Harsh

Jammu, jan. 22: Pointing towards the dilly dally over the enquiry ordered  by the Govt into the issuance of licenses for Katha Industries in violation of rules, Harsh Dev Singh JKNPP Chairman and Former Minister accused the investigating agencies of connivance with the scamstars in a bid to cover up the scam. He was addressing a press conference in Jammu today.

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Mehbooba urges HP CM to initiate enquiry into mob lynching of 2 J&K youth in Kufri

 

 

 

Srinagar, Jan 22: Reacting to reports that a group of people attempted to lynch two youth belonging to Pir Panjal in Jammu region, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday urged

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Court reject bail of wife & other in murder caseCourt reject bail of wife & other in murder case

Jammu, jan. 22: Principal Sessions Judge Rajouri Shahzad Azeem today rejected the bail application of Anu Sharma and her brother Ajay Kumar who are facing trial in murder of Amitabh Bachchan husband of Anu Sharma.

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Preventive detention cannot be used as an instrument to keep a person in perpetual custody without trial: HC

Srinagar, jan. 22: Vacation Judge of J&K High Court Srinagar Wing Justice Sanjeev Kiumar while quashing PSA of Bilal Ahmad Bhat son of Mohd Maqbool Bhat resident of Drusso Jageer Rafiabad Sopore District Baramulla holds that The preventive detention involves the detaining of a person without trial in order to prevent him from committing certain types of offences. But such detention cannot be made a substitute for the ordinary law and absolve the investigating authorities of their normal functions of investigating the crimes which the detenu may have committed. After all, the preventive detention cannot be used as an instrument to keep a person in perpetual custody without trial.

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Oath ceremony for newly-elected Panchs held at Bishnah

 

 

 

BISHNAH, JANUARY 22: An oath ceremony of the newly-elected Panchs was organised in Fruit and Vegetable Mandi Block Bishnah today.

The formal inaugural and welcome address was made by Block Development Officer Rajani Bala who congratulated the newly elected Panchs for their victory in recently held polls.

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Advisor Kumar stresses on conservation of Mansar, Surinsar lakes

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: Advisor to Governor K Vijay Kumar today convened a meeting to take stock of measures being taken for preservation and conservation of Mansar, Surinsar lakes.

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