Strengthening Public Transport: Govt to offer subsidy for new vehicles

Strengthening Public Transport: Govt to offer subsidy for new vehicles

JAMMU: In a significant move towards strengthening public transport in the state, the Jammu and Kashmir Government has decided to offer subsidy to private public transport operators owning 15 to 20-year-old vehicles for purchase of new vehicles and add to the fleet of State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) Principal Secretary Transport Department, Dr Asgar Samoon […]

World Bank Technical Mission concludes J&K visit

World Bank Technical Mission concludes J&K visit

JAMMU: Principal Secretary, Planning Development & Monitoring, Rohit Kansal today called for expeditious implementation of World Bank-funded projects to ensure timely and productive utilization of resources for addressing infrastructure gaps in key sectors. โ€œThe Project Implementing Units (PIUs) should in coordination with the Project Management Unit (PMU) expedite project formulation, award of contracts and execution […]

Advisor Sharma calls for progressive Solar Power policy in J&K

Advisor Sharma calls for progressive Solar Power policy in J&K

JAMMU: Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma today called for more progressive policy for solar power development in Jammu and Kashmir. The Advisor was speaking at a high-level meeting convened to review the progress towards achieving the targets mandated to the state for the year 2018-19 including aligning the Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) by the […]

State Taxes deptt realizes fine of Rs 8.76 lakh from defaulters

State Taxes deptt realizes fine of Rs 8.76 lakh from defaulters

SRINAGAR: A team of State Tax Officers and Inspectors of State Taxes Department today realized nearly nine lakh rupees from defaulters in Budgam district. In a press release issued here, the department collected an amount of Rs 8.76 lakhs from seven dealers under the provision of section 74 of the J&K GST Act 2017 and […]

26 auto rickshaws penalized for using uncalibrated metres

26 auto rickshaws penalized for using uncalibrated metres

JAMMU: On the directions of Transport Commissioner S.P Vaid, a Joint team of officers of Legal Metrology, Transport and Traffic Departments conducted an extensive checking in Jammu city areas for ensuring the functioning of fare meters by auto rickshaws. To ensure that each and every auto rickshaw ply on fare metres, a joint team was […]

LeT militant arrested by police in central Kashmir

LeT militant arrested by police in central Kashmir

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant in central Kashmir district of Ganderbal. A police official said that following specific information about presence of militants in central Kashmir district of Ganderbal, a police team arrested a LeT militant from Kangan. He said the arrested militant has been […]

BOSE models Class 11 examination paper on CBSE pattern

BOSE models Class 11 examination paper on CBSE pattern

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education (BOSE) has decided to change the pattern of question papers for Class 11th on the analogy of CBSE for the Annual (Regular) Examination October-November, 2019. In a notification, Board has informed that for all the candidates of Higher Secondary Examination Part-1st (Class 11th) for the academic […]

Omar puts onus to hold polls on Modi, says some at high positions engineering delay

Omar puts onus to hold polls on Modi, says some at high positions engineering delay

Srinagar: Alleging that vested interests, including some occupying positions of authority in J&K, are trying to engineer a delay in Assembly elections, National Conference (NC) Vice Presidentย ย Omar Abdullah urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to commit his government to holding polls in the state. โ€œYour governmentโ€™s handling of J&K will be judged by whether assembly elections […]

Govt sanctions one-month additional salary for poll duty employees

Govt sanctions one-month additional salary for poll duty employees

JAMMU: The Governorโ€™s administration today accorded sanction to the payment of one-month additional salary to the employees who were deployed for the conduct of Municipal and Panchayat polls 2018. According to the Government order issued by the General administration Department (GAD), the Drawing and Disbursing Officer (DDO) shall draw one-month additional salary, wages, remuneration as […]