‘Govt won’t supply sugar from next year’

‘Govt won’t supply sugar from next year’

Srinagar: Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department, previously CAPD, is one of the historic departments of Jammu and Kashmir. Created in 1931 by Maharaja Hari Singh, the department was meant to ensure that the people of the state get ration and other amenities at the affordable price, and also to control food prices. This historical […]

7 killed, 3 injured as overloaded car plunges into gorge

7 killed, 3 injured as overloaded car plunges into gorge

Jammu: Seven people, including three children, were killed and three others injured when an overloaded vehicle part of marriage ceremony they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir. A police official said the vehicle (JK02H-1515)  overturned and rolled down into a deep gorge at […]

FCS&CA recovers Rs 3400 fine from erring traders

FCS&CA recovers Rs 3400 fine from erring traders

SRINAGAR: The Enforcement squad of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Friday charged Rs 3400 fine from eight erring shopkeepers for violation of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955. As per an official handout issued here, the market checking squad headed by Assistant Director Enforcement North and South zones inspected 44 business establishment in M […]

VC BGSBU calls on Advisor Ganai

VC BGSBU calls on Advisor Ganai

JAMMU: Vice Chancellor of the Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU), Rajouri, Prof. Javed Musarrat, today called on Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai and briefed him about the academic activities, infrastructure and prospective plan of the varsity. During the meeting, Ganai, who also holds the charge of the Higher Education Department, described the Universities […]

JK to put in place comprehensive elderly care system

JK to put in place comprehensive elderly care system

JAMMU: Secretary, Social Welfare, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone today reviewed the modalities for ensuring effective implementation of J&K Maintenance & Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act-2014. The Act provides for comprehensive legal framework for elderly care system in the State including establishment of Old Age Homes and Senior Citizens Welfare Fund. It also provides for […]

Extended evening flight timing at Srinagar, Jammu airports from Jan 1

Extended evening flight timing at Srinagar, Jammu airports from Jan 1

JAMMU: To give a big push to the tourism sector in particular besides further improving the connectivity with other parts of the country, the Government has decided to extend the timing of evening flights at Jammu and Srinagar airports from 1 January 2019. “The Air Force authorities have been asked to extend watch hours from […]

SAC approves upgradation of 5 SDHs as District Hospitals

SAC approves upgradation of 5 SDHs as District Hospitals

JAMMU: The State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik has accorded sanction to the creation of 158 posts of various categories for the up-gradation of five Sub District Hospitals (SDHs) to the level of District Hospitals. Out of the 158 posts, 27 posts have been created for SDH Ganderbal, 23 for […]

SAC approves establishment of first ever Real Estate Regulatory Authority in JK

SAC approves establishment of first ever Real Estate Regulatory Authority in JK

JAMMU: The State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik has approved establishment of first ever Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) to promote regulated and planned growth of real estate sector in the state. ‘Jammu and Kashmir Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill-2018’ approved by SAC provides for establishment of the […]

JK becomes first state to have explicit law banning ‘Sextortion’

JK becomes first state to have explicit law banning ‘Sextortion’

JAMMU: J&K has become first state in the country to have a law explicitly banning sexual exploitation of women by those in positions of authority, having a fiduciary relationship or a public servant. The State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved the ‘Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2018 and the Jammu […]