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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

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Zulfkar emphasizes on laying special focus on education monitoring framework

Category: State

Jammu,March 13 :

Minister for Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and Tribal Affairs, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali today convened a meeting with officers of Tribal Affairs Department to review the functioning of the department.

 

Vice Chairman State Advisory Board for Development of Gujjars and Bakerwals Chowdhary Gulzar Ahmed Khatana, Commissioner Secretary Tribal Affairs Department, Salma Hamid, Director Tribal Affairs Department, Mohammad Rafi, Special Secretary Tribal Affairs, Mohammad Shareef, Secretary Gujjar Advisory Board Mukhtar Ahmad Choudhary Director Finance, Tribal Affairs and other officers of concerned departments were present in the meeting.

The meeting discussed various issues including action taken report of previous meeting, detail of funds received/utilized during 2017-18 under SCA to TSP, status of work on cluster model villages, establishment of milk villages and construction of shelter sheds, construction of residential schools, e-Classrooms in 17 Cluster Tribal Model villages, starting up of academics’ activities in EMRSs Anantnag and Kulgam, physical status of Capex –budget 2017-18, PMDP besides others.

The Minister was informed that Rs 1150.17 lakh has been expended on SCA to TSP activity/ scheme, Rs. 2836.90 lakh on Article 275 (1), and Rs 1463.38 lakh on Scholarship to ST students till February this year.

Reviewing the physical and financial status of development of Cluster Model villages for tribals in the state, the meeting was informed that Rs 1125.17 lakh has been utilized till December 17 and all works are under progress.

The Minister directed the administrative department to prepare guidelines for establishing ‘Tribal Model Villages’ following a uniform pattern across all the districts of the state after consulting respective Deputy Commissioners and Director, Tribal Affairs.

He asked Commissioner Secretary to seek reports from Deputy Commissioners on action plans catering to needs of tribal areas to be implemented under projects amounting to Rs 1.5 crore in each of their respective districts by 25th March 2018.

He also directed the officers to conduct a joint survey along with the Education Department of annual enrollments and drop outs of both male and female tribal students to assess the drop-out rates over previous five years and analyze the reasons thereof.  “Special focus should be laid on education monitoring framework for obtaining real time information relating to different dimensions of student progress”, he added.

 Speaking on strengthening of educational infrastructure for tribal students, the Minister asserted that a proposal will be soon moved for opening of five more ‘Eklavya Schools’ in the state.

The Minister further asked the Tribal Department to submit a proposal to Finance Department for extending various scholarships to all the scheduled tribes including Gujjar-Bakarwals, Sippis, Gaddis among others.

The Minister also reviewed the progress made in geo tagging of infrastructure being used by nomads during their seasonal migration so as better services can be provided at these places.

The Minister also reviewed progress under Health, Agriculture and skill development sectors besides construction of Tribal Bhawan/ Museum.

Zulfkar for community monitoring of developmental programmes

Category: State

Rajouri, December 20:

 The Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs and Tribal Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today pitched for intensive Social Development Monitoring and periodic study of developmental activities by the project participants or targeted beneficiaries.

“They can suggest action for enhanced participation, achieve inclusiveness, articulation of accountability, responsiveness and transparency by implementing agencies with a declared purpose of making an impact on their socio-economic status,” the Minister added.

  He was addressing huge public gathering after laying foundation stone of Tribal Cluster Village Keri-Bhella-Gundah-Dhaleri here at Keri. He said the Tribal villages, untouched by development having marginalised sections of the society will be provided with sustained funding amounting to Rs 23 Crore over a period of three years for bridging the infrastructural gaps with focus on education and healthcare and creating sustainable employment avenues for tribal population.

Zulfkar for active involvement of stakeholders to protect consumer rights

Category: State

 

 

 

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JAMMU, apr. 13: Underscoring the need for total commitment and social responsiveness to consumer cause, Minister for CA&PDD and Tribal Affairs, Ch  Zulfkar Ali today called for active involvement of  stakeholders for  effective  implementation of Consumer Protection laws.

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Zulfkar for comprehensive plan to relocate, rehabilitate nomads in Jammu

Category: State

Jammu, December 7:

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs and Tribal Affairs, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today asked for formulation of a comprehensive plan for relocation and rehabilitation of landless nomads, living below poverty line in hilly and border areas of Jammu region.

The Minister said this while speaking during a meeting with the concerned officers held here to deliberate upon issues related to nomads.   

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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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