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Friday, December 22, 2017SRO 520: Govt notifies rules for regularisation of 60,000 casual workers

JAMMU: The state government on Thursday notified the rules for the regularisation of services of daily wagers, an issue pending for nearly two decades. A formal SRO in this regard, called the SRO 520, was notified by the Finance department on Thursday, giving for the rules to be followed in the process.
It may be mentioned that the state government is set to regularise 60,000 casual which will be benefitting such appointees in around nine categories.
The decision, seen as a major respite to these employees, will benefit Daily Rated, Casual, Seasonal, HDF and Local Fund Workers, NYCs, Land D


Friday, November 11, 2016Good News || IAS Toppers Athar Aamir and Tina Dabi are a couple now

The 22-year-old Delhi Girl Tina Dabi who has topped the 2015 civil services examination on her first attempt is once again in news and this time not for good rank in some exam.

The girl has created history once again by going public on her relationship with fellow IAS topper Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan.

The Kashmiri boy, Athar Aamir hails from Devipora, Mattan in the Anantnag district of Jamm


Saturday, July 15, 2017Three militants killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, July 15: Three militants were killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, defence sources said.

The anti-terror operation was still on in the densely forested Satoora area of Tral.

Two of the slain militants were locals affiliated with the Zakir Musa group. Their bodies were being recovered, the sources added.


Friday, September 2, 2016Technology has made life easy, but it has made us lazy

It can’t be argued that modern technology makes life easier and more dignified for most of the people. One of the major advantages is the advancement of medical science. But we cannot deny that the advancement of technology has vastly affected the lives of people in other way also. People are always busy with their electronic tools, whether be it their smart phone, laptop, pc or something else. They don’t have time even for their near and dear ones. As a result it has raised the eyebrows of the intellectuals all over the world that are we using excessive of technology or we have become a slav


Monday, November 7, 2016India’s longest road tunnel in Jammu ready to be thrown open soon

Jammu, Nov 07: India’s longest road tunnel, connecting Chenani in Udhampur district and Nashri in Ramban, is likely to be thrown open by December 10. The fresh deadline was decided after review of ongoing and pending works of the project, during a meeting by J&K chief secretary Braj Raj Sharma.

After missing several deadlines, the much-awaited Chenani-Nashri tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar nati


Wednesday, July 13, 2016Jammu Girl featured in tele-serial ‘Ishqbaaz’ on Star Plus

Jammu: Yet another artist of Natrang has brought laurels for the State of Jammu and Kashmir by being featured in lead role in the tele-serial ‘Ishqbaaz’ which is being run on Star Plus Channel. This time it is Subha Rajput, a talented and versatile daughter of the soil who went to Mumbai with a strong determination to find the space to showcase her talent and was able to achieve the same. Subha R


Tuesday, December 26, 2017Panchayat elections in J&K commence from 15 Feb 2018

CM briefs Governor, dates likely to be announced during budget session

JAMMU: Pending for over one and half year, the state government on Monday decided to hold the much-awaited elections for around 4500 Panchayats in state starting from February next year.
The decision to commence the panchayat elections from February 15, 2018, was conveyed by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to Governor N N Vohra during her hour-long meeting with him on Monday, while the governor is


Wednesday, June 27, 2018Dr. S P Vaid - A Hero in Uniform and his Unique Salute Style

Have you ever seen Dr. S P Vaid who is currently serving as Director General of Police of State saluting?

Well, if you have, you have observed he has this distinctive style. He salutes with 3 fingers and that’s because he has lost one of his fingers while fighting with terrorists in Kashmir.

Sheesh Paul Vaid who joined Indian Police Service in the year 1986 as Additional Superintendent of


Tuesday, May 22, 2018J&K Govt announces summer vacations from May 29

Jammu, May 26: Jammu and Kashmir Government today announced summer vacations from May 29.

“ In view of the prevailing hot weather conditions government has announced summer vacations, in all Government and private schools falling in summer zone from May 29 to July 17,’’ official spokesman here said.

He said that accordingly, all the educational institutions have been asked to adhere to the


Saturday, September 17, 2016No political martyrdom in this resignation

Inside Story: Karra was already standing by exit door

The separatist camp, keeping Kashmir on boil for over two months, is celebrating Tariq Hamid Karra’s announcement of resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party and the government but it is potentially a misplaced excitement for both sides.

Karra has made a smart move by claiming to have taken high moral ground on the continuous clampdown and death of over 80 young people in Kashmir since t


Saturday, December 23, 2017SRO 520: One Kanal rule for engagement as casual workers anguishes land donors

SRINAGAR: While it was hailed by many for the comprehensive formal framework of regularisation of daily wagers and casual workers, barely hours later, the state government found itself under heavy criticism for facilitating regularisation of only those donors who have donated land measuring more than one Kanal.
In the fine print of the SRO-520, the finance department issued a day before, the government has fixed the eligibility criteria for land donors to be engaged in the casual service for the donation of a minimum of one Kanal land, leaving hundreds of such donors out in cold.
These pers


Wednesday, June 7, 2017Woman In Khaki

Few decades ago, a few women were out and about. With increase in number of enrollment in schools and level of education, we have witnessed increase in number of women working and earning their livelihood. And not just that, they hold powerful and influential designation and are in no way any lesser than their counterpart gender. To bring forth such exuberant women in uniform, whose aura will definitely leave you in awe, ‘We The Women’ brings for you a section ‘Woman In Khaki’.

Have you ever come across a woman in uniform? What feelings and thoughts did it induce in you? Well, whatever that may be, I was flooded with feeling of admiration and respect. So, to know more about life of women in uniform we met Shaheen Wahid, SP Traffic Jammu Rural. And the conversation only amplified the pre-existing feelings.

Shaheen was born and brought up in tough terrain of Ladhakh, i


Tuesday, June 28, 2016Meet the most exorbitant Minister who has just used over 30% of total aviation expenditure

JAMMU: At least Rs 16 million have been spent on 35 sorties of Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh as the state government today made public the expenditure details of its fleet of aircrafts used by state's top dignitaries.
An amount of Rs 504.17 lakhs had been spent on state aircrafts and helicopters on fuel and other charges for flying VIPs in the Jammu and Kashmir during the year 2015. The s


Thursday, December 29, 201630 years after Khajuria, Jammu son rises on J&K Police

Vaid fifth state resident to become DGP since legendary Peer GH Shah


JAMMU: With Dr Shesh Pal Vaid's appointment as new Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police, this is for the first time in 30 years -and, perhaps third time ever -that a cop from Jammu region has risen to the top rank in state Police.
Appointments at the top of Police bureaucracy are always guided by merit and seniority but in an increasingly regionally polarised state t


Thursday, April 20, 2017Snake in CM House: Mehbooba stuck in room for half-an-hour

Deepak Khajuria

JAMMU: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had to stay put in her room for half-an-hour on Tuesday morning after a deadly snake, a cobra, was spotted in the CM’s official residence thereby creating panic.
The CM House staff and the Special Security Group (SSG), which is responsible for the protection of the CM of Jammu and Kashmir were in a tizzy as the CM was in her official residence and was scheduled to move out.
“The CM was ready to move out, when at around 9:45 am the SSG passed a message to Mehbooba ji not to come out as a snake has been spotted outside in the lawns,” sai


Friday, December 8, 2017Jammu’s Actor Anara Gupta dupes people of Rs 200 crore

Jammu: Actress Anara Gupta popular in Jammu Kashmir and other parts of the Indian film industry has now become the overnight sensation with her deed against actor Ajay Devgan. She has done a fraud of massive 200 crore rupees. This deed by the fraud company has smashed 45,000 people. Actually this is the actress Anara Gupta who has been Miss Jammu 12 years ago.
As per the reports from UP STF, peo


Wednesday, July 12, 20177th Pay Commission: J&K among the states offering ‘Salary Hike’ to Govt. Employees

New Delhi: With Seventh Central Pay Commission implemented in full force, several state governments are following suit to give their employees a pay hike. Maharashtra government is the latest addition in the list of states to implement Seventh Pay Commission awards for respective state government employees.

The Devendra Fadnavis-led Maharashtra government is set to implement the legislation du


Sunday, August 5, 2018Man shot dead at high security Abdullah house in strange incident, probe ordered

Gatecrash: Family, NC question Police claim; damages to vehicle, gate ‘cosmetic’


JAMMU: A 26-year-old youth, identified as Syed Murfad Shah, was shot dead by CRPF troopers early Saturday morning after he allegedly gate crashed into high security private residence of former Chief Ministers Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah in the uphill Bathindi suburb of this winter capital city.
Murfad sustained three bullet shots in his chest.


Sunday, March 11, 2018Want to read WhatsApp messages secretly, here's how you can do it

WhatsApp has got several new features over the past few years, among this one of the most important is the read receipt feature.

The messaging app has a feature where a sender can find out if their message has been received and then read, practically the same second that it happens.

The message report begins with one grey tick (when sent), then two grey ticks (when the message has reached


Monday, October 16, 2017Girl gang raped in lieu of job

Jammu, Oct 16: A teenage girl on Sunday gang raped by three youth in a car.

Police have, however, lodged a case FIR No 99/2017u/s 363/376/34RPC against the trio accused persons a and started hunt for them.

Police I said that the girl who is resident a of Kot Bhalwa was called for job in Gandhi Nagar area by the accused persons where they took her on their car and raped her after admini


Friday, July 27, 201818 Year-Old Becomes Richest Boy In India Making Money Online

Sai Reddy is now officially one of the richest 19-year olds in the Pune and the entire India, for that matter. The Pune native was playing on his smartphone last week when he discovered a popular new app called Olymp Trade.

He had recently downloaded it but hadn't played it yet.So, Sai opened the application and started playing with the demo account you get when registering for free.

In j


Friday, September 30, 2016Will Gen Raheel hang boots with heads down?

Shaken General may well be thinking of image bailout options

Will Gen Raheel hang boots with heads down?
Shaken General may well be thinking of image bailout options
As the temperatures along the Line of Control and International Border between India and Pakistan escalate and trigger speculations about a full drawn conflagration between two countries, one man to be seriously watched is Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif.
As, foll


Wednesday, June 8, 2016Dr. Shahid Iqbal to assist Georgia Administration in Presidential election there

Jammu, June 08: Election Commission of India has deputed J&K cadre IAS officer Shahid Iqbal Choudhary as a part of three members team to Georgia for preparations to conduct Presidential election scheduled to be held in October this year.

Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, who is presently Additional Secretary in the Chief Minister’s Secretariat will visit Georgia from June 20, 2016 in the first instance


Tuesday, May 10, 2016ANOTHER IAS TOPPER FROM J&K

Athar Aamir, second rank holder in civil services exams

Jammu: A 22-year-old woman from Delhi topped the 2015 civil services examination on her first attempt and a railway officer from Jammu and Kashmir secured the second position as the results of one of India’s toughest tests was announced on Tuesday.
A total of 1,078 candidates cleared the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exam -- 499 from the general category, 314 from the other backward cl


Friday, March 16, 2018Hello All Fruits Lover ! IGP Basant Rath has a request for you

The season of summer is season of fruits. Who doesn’t like eating fruits especially in this season? Fruits provide us required amount of coolness and hydration to out body. But when we eat fruits, we should remember this sweet advice that IGP Traffic of Jammu, Basant Rath has given us through his latest facebook post.

The Post reads..

This is the season of fruits like mango, jamun, jack fru


Monday, October 24, 2016One killed in deadly bike crash in Kud

Jammu, Oct 24: A middle aged man died on spot after a motor bike hit a bus at Tamatar Mode in Kud.

As per report, a motor bike bearing registration no. JK06-8972 hit a bus with no. JK02AD-6091 resulting in the on spot death of the driver identified as Vimal Partap Singh (s/o Shamsher Singh) who was just 23 years old. The boy was the resident of Thathri in Doda.

Also, the injured person is


Wednesday, March 7, 2018PDD AE killed in a train accident in Vijaypur

Jammu, Mar 7 : One AE working in Power Development Department died this morning in a train accident near Raya Morh in Vijaypur.

The deceased has been identified as 55 years old Madan Lal.

He was the son of Devi Das and was the resident of Kheri, Bishnah. He lost his life after getting crushed under the Train Garib Rath which was on way to Jammu to Pathankot side

Local GRP has taken cogn


Tuesday, June 28, 2016Why can't India occupy Pakistan-occupied Kashmir?

India has internationally made POK a sole part of it since 1947. According to Pakistan, a part of the land, often called POK is under its administration and is represented that way on their map. Even after winning 3 wars against Pakistan, why has India not taken back Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (POK)?

India always wants to maintain peace and it has not fought wars with the motive of conquest. It


Wednesday, March 29, 2017After 27 long years, ‘Navreh’ exile ends for this KP family

Jammu, March 29: It was a home coming for a Kashmiri Pundit family when they ventured out of their present home to celebrate the festival of Navreh in a traditional way. All the members of the family packed up eatables and went to Rajinder Park at Canal and enjoyed the Navreh with the conception of tradition as they used to do on this auspicious occasion in Kashmir before migration. It was ‘Navre


Wednesday, September 5, 2018SSP Anantnag’s salary withheld

JAMMU: Taking strict note of its orders not being honoured, a court in Jammu today withheld the salary for SSP Anantnag and SHO concerned.

The court had earlier issued orders to execute summon against one person at least four times since August last year. However, with its directions being not honoured, Railway Magistrate Jammu Yahaya Firdous withheld the salary of the duo.

The court observ