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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

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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 for enhancing creativity in Information Deptt

Category: State

 

NIN NEWS SERVICE

Srinagar, July 6

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and Information, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali Thursday stressed on the need to adapt latest technology and adequate measures for enhancing creativity in the functioning of Information Department.

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Zulfkar for establishing consumer clubs in schools

Category: State

NIN NEWS SERVICE | JAMMU, DECEMBER 28: Stressing on establishing consumer clubs in the educational institutes for actively involving youth in spreading information regarding consumer rights, the Minister for CA&PD Ch Zulfkar Ali Monday said that youth can play a vital role in supplementing the efforts to check unethical trade practices.

The Minister said this while speaking at a function organized at Heritage school  as a part of  Consumer Day celebrations

Mr Zulfakar said that Consumer Clubs will help provide a conducive  platform to sensitize and educate the  students about various laws and acts envisaged to safeguard consumer interests .  

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Zulfkar for ensuring cent percent installation of PoS machines by this month

Category: State

Jammu,Feb 19 | Stressing upon implementing agencies to strictly adhere to set timelines for completion of Electronic Public Distribution System (ePDS) in the state, Minister for Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and Tribal Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali directed the authorities of M/S Linkwell Telesystems Pvt. Ltd. to work in mission mode and make coordinated effort to ensure cent per cent installation of PoS devices by this month end.

 

The Minister said this while chairing a meeting with officers and other concerned departments to review the progress on implementation of ePDS.

He asked them to come with detailed action plan and efficient work schedule for completion of ePDS by March this year. The government is committed to safeguard the rights of consumers by bringing cent percent transparency in the state, the Minister added.

The Minister also took detailed review of district wise stock and supply position, allocation, lifting and distribution of food grains and asked the field functionaries to ensure that every beneficiary of National Food Security Act (NFSA), Mufti Mohammad Syed Food Entitlement Scheme (MMSFES) and other schemes receive allotted quota of food grains in time.

He asked the officers to procure the high-quality ration in advance to ensure its timely distribution, besides properly utilizing the revolving funds.

Further, he informed that the government has decided to extend the validity of existing ration cards, expiring next month, to December 2019. 

Regarding the status of Aadhaar seeding and distribution of ration cards among the consumers, the Minister directed Joint Director, FCS&CA to expedite the distribution of rations cards and complete the process of Aadhaar seeding in stipulated time frame.

The Minister directed to establish a dedicated control room in the Directorate Office to provide assistance to officials/ FPS dealers, in case they face any difficulties while operating through ePDS.

To ensure proper implementation of supply chain management as ePDS component, the Minister assigned the job to Assistant Director (Trade and Stores) to submit compliance report in the next meeting.

Zulfkar asked the concerned officers to put in synergized efforts to bring more efficiency in the functioning of the department. “Any negligence in maintaining records would not be tolerated and strict action would be taken against erring officials,” the Minister exhorted.

Later, the Minister held a meeting with the officials of JKSRTC and instructed them to provide adequate transportation with GPS installation so that real time location of the vehicles carrying food grains can be tracked.

Commissioner Secretary FCS&CA, Mehraj-ud-Din Khan, Director FCS&CA, Kashmir, Nisar Ahmad Wani, Director FCS&CA, Jammu, Ch Rashid Azam Inqalabi, Managing Director, JKSRTC Mir Afroz besides senior functionaries of the concerned departments, representatives of NIC attended the meeting.

Zulfkar for establishing consumer clubs in schools

Category: State

NIN NEWS SERVICE | JAMMU, DECEMBER 28: Stressing on establishing consumer clubs in the educational institutes for actively involving youth in spreading information regarding consumer rights, the Minister for CA&PD Ch Zulfkar Ali Monday said that youth can play a vital role in supplementing the efforts to check unethical trade practices.

The Minister said this while speaking at a function organized at Heritage school  as a part of  Consumer Day celebrations

Mr Zulfakar said that Consumer Clubs will help provide a conducive  platform to sensitize and educate the  students about various laws and acts envisaged to safeguard consumer interests .  

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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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State

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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