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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 for speedy completion of developmental works in Darhal

Category: State

NIN NEWS SERVICE | JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 18 – Minister for CAPD and Tribal Affairs Ch Zulfkar Ali Friday asked the executing agencies to redouble their efforts to complete various ongoing development projects at Darhal in District Rajouri.

The Minister was speaking at a meeting to review the status of ongoing projects. He instructed officers to ensure completion of widening and upgradation of  Rajouri-darhal road in the stipulated time.

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Zulfkar for strengthening online mechanism in FCS&CA Deptt

Category: State

NIN NEWS SERVICE | JAMMU, NOVEMBER 07: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA), Choudhary Zulfkar Ali has stressed the need for strengthening online mechanism to increase transparency in Public Distribution system and for smooth functioning of the department.

Speaking during a review meeting of the FCS&CA Department here, the Minister said that entire process, from allocation to distribution of essential commodities, alongwith monitoring should be done through online mechanism. He said strengthening of the mechanism would automatically enhance transparency within the department and make the concerned more accountable.

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Zulfkar for speedy installation of PoS machines in Baramulla, Leh, Kargil

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JAMMU, MARCH 26:

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and Tribal Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today directed the officers to complete installation of PoS machines in the left-out districts including Baramulla, Leh and Kargil by end of this month.

The Minister issued these directions while reviewing the progress on implementation of electronic Public Distribution System (ePDS) in the state.

He directed the authorities of M/S Linkwell Telesystems Pvt. Ltd. to increase the manpower for providing training to the officers and fair price dealers in various parts of the state to handle PoS machines. The list of trainers should be provided to both the Directors who will then deploy these trainers for training purposes, he added.

Zulfkar stressed upon the implementing agencies to strictly adhere to the set timelines for completion of ePDS in the state and directed to make coordinated efforts to ensure cent per cent installation of PoS devices. He directed all the Assistant Directors of all the districts to switch over to PoS for sale of foodgrains from April 1, 2018. He said that strict action would be taken against the dealers if they are found selling the foodgrains manually.

While reviewing the status of implementation of Ration Card Management System, the Minister directed NIC to ensure implementation of the system within next one month after proper security audit of the software. He also reviewed the status for preparation of ration cards for West Pakistani refugees.

 

The Minister was informed that 2,30,554 transactions have been made using PoS machines in 19 districts till March 26, 2018.

 

Underlining the importance of ePDS, Ch Zulfkar said that the government has initiated the process of ePDS to ensure digitization of Public Distribution System to make it more transparent, accountable and pilferage proof. He asked the concerned officers to adopt proactive approach for implementation of ePDS in efficient manner to put an end to the ration pilferage in the state.

 

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 Syeed Food Entitlement Scheme (MMSFES) and other schemes receive allotted quota of food grains in time.

 

Regarding the status of distribution of new ration cards among the consumers, the Minister was informed that total 11,50,122 ration cards have been distributed till date. He directed FCS&CA officers to complete the process of the distribution of rations cards at the earliest.

 

Commissioner Secretary FCS&CA M.D Khan, Director FCS&CA Ch Rashid Azam Inqalabi, Director FCS&CA Kashmir Nasir Khan Wani, Controller Legal Metrology Department (LMD) Raj Kumar Katoch, Joint Director FCS&CA Jammu, Mansoor Aslam, Deputy Director and Assistant Directors of FCS&CA, senior officers of Administrative Department were present in the meeting.

Zulfkar hails Petro Company; asks others to follow suit

Category: State

Rajouri, November 8:

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs & Tribal Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today gave away furniture, computers and other material worth Rs 35 lakh to 5 Government Schools of Darhal provided by Hindustan Petroleum Private Limited under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) .

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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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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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