Nirmal Singh-Jammu-Channi Himmat

Channi Himmat land scam: Dr Nirmal Singh cracks whip against land mafia, officials of J&K Housing board

Directed DC, Jammu to file comprehensive report Responding to the peoples movement against alleged allotment of commercial sites along Thanger Nullah in grave violation of master plan in Channi Himmat Housing colony Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh Saturday directed Deputy Commissioner Jammu Ajeet Sahu to file a comprehensive report along with relevant land records without any delay. Dr Singh who inspected the site along with senior officers including DC Jammu Ajeet Sahu, VC JDA Mubarak Singh, BJP MLA Sat Sharma also ordered closure of ongoing reclamation work along the Thanger nullah in Channi Himmat till further orders. During his brief visit in the area late saturday evening Dr Singh also assured prominent citizens of the Channi Himmat Housing colony …

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Channi Himmat-Jammu

Channi Himmat residents staged protest demonstrations against alleged aalotment of commercial sites through back door by J&K Housing Board

Large number of residents of Channi Himmat Housing colony including residents of Ward No 50 and 51 Thursday staged a protest demonstration against the alleged allotment of commercial sites and conversion of ‘Thanger nullah in to commercial site’ by the J&K housing Board in grave violation of Jammu Master Plan. The protest march led by prominent citizens of Channi Himmat housing colony started under the leadership of Raj Kumar, famous social worker of the area, and culminated near Cremation ground. Senior residents including large number of women staged dharna against the alleged move by the corrupt officials of the J&K Housing board to extend undue advantage to their near and dear ones through back door allotment of commercial sites alongside …

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Health Minister Lal Singh-Jammu-Kathua

Ch Lal Singh visits GMC Jammu, says measures will be taken to upgrade healthcare facilities

Minister for Health and Medical Education Ch. Lal Singh has said that reformative measures would be initiated to upgrade healthcare facilities across the state. He said that due care would be given to upgrade different diagnostic facilities in the hospitals for providing better healthcare to the people. This was stated by the Minister during his visit to Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu on Wednesday. He said a full-fledged testing laboratory would be established in the GMC for H1N1 tests. He said in this regard the government has released Rs 6 crore for setting up of testing laboratory for the purpose. During the visit the Minister interacted with the doctors and para-medical staff, enquired healthcare facilities at GMC and directed for …

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jammu high alert

Jammu on high alert in wake of inputs of terrorist attack

High alert was on Thursday sounded and security stepped up in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of inputs about possible attacks by Pakistan-based terror outfits on “soft targets” ahead of US President Barack Obama’s India visit later this month. Ahead of Republic Day celebrations, security arrangements have been strengthened in the entire Jammu region to thwart the nefarious designs of the militant outfits. “Quick reaction teams (QRT) of the police, PCR vans have been kept on high alert and new check posts have been set up at a distance of every eight to ten kilometers to ensure that the Republic Day celebrations go incident free,” Deputy Inspector General of Police (Jammu Kathua Range) Shakeel Ahmed Beigh said. He said …

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Modi Rally in Jammu City

Glimpses of PM Modi’s rally in Jammu

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today appealed to electorate to vote the BJP to power and end the decades long “discrimination” of the Jammu region by Kashmir-centric political parties. Blaming the Congress, National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party, the Prime Minister said these parties have ruined the future of people of Jammu by ding nothing for development.

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JK Housing Board encroachment-Channi Himmat

MD JK Housing Board takes tough stand against illegal encroachment by Senior Police Officers, own Staff members

Cracking its whip on the illegal structures built by the senior police officers, shopkeepers and their own gazetted officers Managing Director JK Housing Board Ram Pal Friday directed  Deputy General Manager Housing Unit -1 to initiate eviction proceedings for removal of encroachment,where ever its exists. Managing Director JK Housing Board took this tough decision under compulsion as lot of pressure was mounted on him after his office received complaints against illegal structures raised by gazetted officers of the Housing board department, senior police officers and shopkeepers in Channi Himmat Housing colony. The menace of rampant encroachment had attracted  lot of attention in the recent days and series of complaints were received by the office of the Housing board. DGM Housing …

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J&K politicians- border areas- India-Pakistan-RS Pura

J&K politicians reaching border areas to win votes, play politics of Upmanship

Even as border residents are grappling with day to day problems as their stay inside the relief camps is getting prolonged  politicians too have started playing politics to win support base of displaced border residents ahead of the Assembly polls in J&K. Following in the foot prints of  Ghulam Nabi Azad PCC Chief Prof Saif Ud Din Soz Sunday reached border areas of  RS Pura and demanded backward status for areas falling under the 5km of radius of International border and the line of control. Soz on sunday also made public that the provision of 5 marlas plot and other basic amenities in such areas have been recommended by State Govt., besides providing of financial assistance at par those killed …

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Army instructed to reply to ceasefire violations by Pakistan: Govt

The government has given instructions to the Army to reply to ceasefire violations by Pakistan at the border, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today. “The Army has been instructed to reply to the ceasefire violations and it is acting on the issue,” Prasad told reporters here on the issue of ceasefire violations. The Union Minister for Law and Justice, Communications and IT was speaking at the airport, before leaving for Jabalpur along with Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to lay the foundation stone for Electronic Manufacturing Cluster and IT Park. In one of the worst ceasefire violations, five villagers were killed and 29 injured in heavy mortar shelling and firing by Pakistani troops targeting hamlets and outposts …

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Omar condemns killing of civilians in shelling from across border

Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah has strongly condemned the killing of innocent civilians in the shelling from across the border in Arnia sector of Jammu district. He said that resorting to shelling on civilian and that too on the occasion of holy Eid is even more shocking. He expressed his solidarity with border people and assured the support of his government. The Chief Minister who did not celebrate Eid festivity in the mark of respect to the human lives last in devastating flood and huge losses caused to the residential houses, public infrastructure and other property affecting of people, offered at Hazratbal this morning and flew Jammu to meet the bereaved families in the shelling from across the border. The Chief …

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Bahu fort area but beautification project in shambles

Govt claims we are developing Bahu fort area but beautification project in shambles

On Monday when senior Congress Minister Raman Bhalla visited Bahu Fort area and participated in the Navratra celebrations and also performed Surya Putri Aarti on the banks of river Tawi he claimed that Bahu Fort is emerging as favorite tourist destination. Ironically when it comes to developing the area to  attract more tourist traffic the state govt departments are lacking in enthusiasm and the spirit to develop the area. The construction of darshani deodi near Kalika colony is still hanging in balance and gives a shabby look to the entire area. Resting points erected in the area remain out of bound for visitors as they ar emostly occupied by the stray animals. Also Read: Government is taking up several steps …

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