Days after Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar ruled out revocation of AFSPA from Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said his Government would “achieve its objective” with regard to the controversial Act in the State. “I know everything. I know what to do and what not to do. Whatever we have to do, we will do that,” Sayeed told reporters on the sidelines of an inauguration ceremony of an International Buyer-Seller Meet at the SKICC here. Asked about Parikkar’s statement that Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) was mandatory if the Army had to be deployed in Jammu and Kashmir or any other State for internal security, the chief minister said “whatever our objectives are, we will achieve …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 »
Various militant outfits would try to attack the railway infrastructure in Jammu region, a senior railway police officer said here today and emphasized upon the security agencies to keep ‘extra vigil’. “In view of the previous infiltration on the International Border and the recent Fidayeen attacks close to the railway tracks, acts of sabotage and cross border terrorism at railway tracks, stations and running trains cannot be ruled out,” M Sulaiman Salaria, Inspector General of Police Railways Jammu and Kashmir said. Salaria was speaking during the review of the security arrangements of the railway along the international border in Jammu region today. Salaria emphasized upon the security agencies to keep ‘extra vigil’, ‘remain careful’ and “maintain close co-operation with other …Read More »
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar began his two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. He will review the security situation in the state during his visit. The minister arrived in Nubra in Ladakh region from where he will go to Leh and later to Srinagar. The Defence Minister is accompanied by Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag and General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Northern Command Lt Gen DS Hooda during the visit which will cover all three regions of the state. Lt Gen VS Negi, General officer Commanding of 14 Corps, will brief him about the situation along the Line of Control on Pakistani side and Line of Actual Control along the Chinese side, a Defence spokesman said. Mr Parrikar will …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 »
In order to provide uninterrupted power supply during the holy month of Ramzaan and peak summer season in Jammu, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today issued directions to Power Development Department (PDD) to purchase additional 250 MW of power. Mr Sayeed, while chairing a high-level meeting to review working of the PDD, also asked the department to put in place an institutional mechanism to check pilferage and improve recovery so that the burgeoning gap between power purchase and revenue realisation was reduced. Calling upon the Principal Secretary, PDD to ensure that uninterrupted electricity was provided to people during the fasting month of Ramzaan, especially during sehri and iftaar, Mr Sayeed said he will examine the issue of increasing power purchase …Read More »
Jammu and Kashmir Police chief K Rajendra Kumar today reviewed security situation in the Valley and stressed for better relations between public and law enforcing agencies. The Director General of Police said while maintaining law and order, it should be ensured that law abiding citizens are not put to any discomfort during their day-to-day activities. Kumar reviewed the security situation at a meeting of officers from State police, paramilitary CRPF, intelligence and civil administration at Police Control Room (PCR) here. Underscoring the importance of better relations between public and law enforcing agencies, Kumar told officers that people’s cooperation for maintaining peace, besides curbing the activities of anti-national elements is mandatory for better results. “All stakeholders have to follow a people …Read More »
Jammu and Kashmir is unlikely to implement the GST regime as it will take away the State’s authority of legislating on taxes, State Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu said today. “J&K is unlikely to implement GST regime as it compromises its special position…. J&K is the only state that has the authority to legislate on all taxes and this will go with the new GST regime, Drabu said. The State finance minister was speaking at a function at Kashmir University on current fiscal’s Economic Survey by Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian. The Centre plans to roll out the new indirect tax regime Goods and Services Tax (GST) by April 1, 2016. The Constitution Amendment Bill on GST was referred to a …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 »
Jammu and Kashmir government has retrieved 125 acres of forest land from encroachers in the state and a target has been given to the forest authorities to retrieve the remaining land. “1000 kanal (125 acres) of forest land has been retrieved from the encroachers and target was given to the forest authorities to retrieve the remaining land,” Minister for Forests, Social Welfare Bali Bhagat today. He said the government would leave no stone unturned to take the land grabbers to task and would make every effort to retrieve the land for larger benefit of the society. “The government has fixed a target of retrieving a notable chunk of encroached forest land this year,” the Minister asserted. Bhagat said it is …Read More »