Expressing concern over the slow pace of work on prestigious Mubarak Mandi Heritage Complex, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today issued directions for time-bound implementation of the conservation project to bring back it’s pristine glory. The Chief Minister directed the Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, to finalize the preparatory action for a time-bound implementation of the restoration project and also submit an Action Taken Report by August 1. Sayeed was chairing the governing body meeting of Mubarak Mandi Heritage Society (MMHS) in which wide-ranging decisions were taken to restore the splendour of Dogra heritage. Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh, Minister for Finance and Culture Haseeb A Drabu, Education Minister Naeem Akhtar, Minister of State for Culture and Information Priya Sethi, and …Read More »
Reiterating its commitment towards the establishment of AIIMS in Jammu, BJP on Tuesday termed the three-day bandh call from June 19 as an attempt by some “vested elements” to mislead the public and disturb the situation ahead of the upcoming Amarnath yatra in the state. “We express surprise over the 72-hour bandh call given by AIIMS Coordination Committee. There is no logic in it as Union Minister Jitendra Singh and Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh have announced that AIIMS will be set up in Jammu before it is established in any other part of the state,” BJP state chief and MP Jugal Kishore Sharma said in a statement in Jammu on Tuesday night. Claiming that some vested elements were trying …Read More »
In pursuance to Government Order No. 206-Home of 2015 dated 10-06-2015, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Dr Pawan Kotwal shall be initiating enquiry process from tomorrow into the firing incident at Ranibagh, Gadigarh Satwari that occurred on June 4, 2015 in Jammu district. As per the official order, the inquiry officer has been asked to enquire into the circumstances which led to death of a youth in the firing incident and injuries to others, during the subsequent law and order situation in Jammu district. He would also enquire into the adequacy or otherwise of the force used and would also fix the responsibility and recommend action to be taken against the guilty. The enquiry officer will also be suggesting remedial measures so …Read More »
Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday sought to put an end to the controversy surrounding the setting up of an AIIMS in the state, saying it is working to ensure that the institution will come up in both the regions. “AIIMS will come up in Jammu as well as in Kashmir. We have never said that it will not come up in Kashmir,” state’s Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga, told reporters in Srinagar. Ganga said the government would follow the model of having two central universities – one each for Kashmir and Jammu – in the state. “Like the Central University came to Jammu as well to Kashmir, rest assured, whatever we will do, will be done …Read More »
A junior police officer was injured near Airport road on wednesday after some of the supporters and followers of Jarnail Singh Bhndrawala thrashed him in the middle of the road to give vent to their ire against the removal of poster put up by some local residents with details of death anniversary congregation on June 6. The day long stand off lead to complete disruption of traffic on the RS Pura Jammu road near Rani Bagh for several hours causing hardships to large number of common people. The tension in the area started after sikh youth blocked traffic on the busy road on wednesday morning and started shouting pro Khalistan slogans. As police personnel were rushed to the spot …Read More »
The artificial lake on the river Tawi in Jammu would be constructed as per the plan, Minister for Public Health and Engineering (PHE) Sukhnandan Choudhary today said. Reviewing the status of the project in a meeting today, Choudhary said, “The Barrage cum-Lake project would be constructed as per the plan and bottlenecks, if any, would be removed at the earliest.” The meeting was attended by by senior functionaries of PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Tourism department and Jammu district administration. He asked the irrigation department to proceed ahead by taking into consideration all the technicalities to avoid any problems in its completion. The minister also directed different departments to work in close coordination to start the allied works, like construction …Read More »
Channi Himmat multi crore land scam: J&K HC steps in, issues interim order to maintain status quo with regard to construction on reclaimed land of Thanger Nullah.
In a significant development in the multi crore land scam case the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Thursday directed the different state govt agencies including Jammu and Kashmir Housing Board to maintain the status quo with regard to construction on the land reclaimed from Thanger nallah in Channi Himmat Housing colony. After the deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh failed to set up high level inquiry to fix the responsibility of corrupt officers allegedly involved in allotment of reclaimed land of Thanger Nallah for commercial sites to private players a group of residents of Channi Himmat Housing colony led by PL Kohli, retired Additional Director Engineering wing of Agricultural Department, Ram Nath Sharma, Vishav Bandhu, Sardar Ujagar Singh, Bashir Ahmad, …Read More »
After spending around 60 crores on Artificial Tawi Lake project why is Mufti govt abandoning the project?
* After spending around 60 crores on Artificial Tawi Lake project why is state govt headed by Mufti Mohd Sayeed abandoning the project? * If any design modification is required why is govt abandoning the project? * If the state govt is keen on developing parks on Tawi river front why till date Maharaja Hari Singh Park is in shambles and not a single thread of grass has been planted? * Why is Maharaja Hari Singh park located on the banks of river Tawi is used as garbage dump than getting a face lift? If Mufti Mohd Sayeed is convinced that the project was ill designed or not feasible he should order a formal inquiry to fix the responsibility, 60 …Read More »
Mufti says we have given AIIMS to Kashmir, Kashmir is part of the Jammu and Kashmir while Nirmal Singh says we are in touch with Centre over the issue Chief Minister Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed today hinted at shelving of the previous NC-Congress government’s artificial lake project in Jammu, saying it is not “feasible”. “As for as lake project is concerned, I will tell you, economically and technically, it is not feasible”, Mufti told reporters during an informal interaction at his official residence. Mufti, who was flanked by Deputy Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Nirmal Singh and Minister of State Information Priya Sethi, said, “Water flow is not like that of Chenab or Ravi rivers. It will take one …Read More »
In a significant development in the multi-crore land scam case in Channi Himmat Housing colony the office of Tehsildar (Bahu), Jammu in its latest report to the Deputy Commissioner Jammu Ajeet Kumar Sahu has submitted that in the site map of Channi Himmat duly prepared by the J&K Housing board a road is shown on either side of Thanger nallah and nowhere there was any mention of any commercial activity on the layout map of the housing colony on the reclaimed land of the Thanger nallah. In the same report which was submitted to DC Jammu on May 11, 2015 by the Tehsildar (BAHU), Jammu it is clearly stated that nothing was mentioned on the map regarding reclaimed land to …Read More »