National Conference vice-president & former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on January 14 accused the J&K administration of targeting the Gujjar and Bakarwal tribals for political matters. Omar's remarks came after the houses belonging to the community were demolished by authorities, as part of its anti-encroachment drive. Meanwhile, NC's Parliament Member, Hasnain Masoodi, decribed "selective" demolition by administration of houses of… read-more
In the Jammu region, two senior IAS officers among 288 have been tested COVID-19 positive, where six more micro-containment zones were declared on January 7. Amid the rise in cases, all kinds of leaves of health-workers, other staff in Jammu Govt Medical College, and Associated hospitals were cancelled. Reportedly, Union Minister of State in PMO Dr Jitendra Singh is going to take a review of the emerging COVID-19 situation.
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Under the smart city projects, tenders have been invited to procure e-autos by the Jammu Smart City Ltd (JSCL), said officials in Jammu. The Electric vehicles would operate on 41 identified routes to reduce the dependence on petrol or diesel vehicles. Reportedly, the government will also provide subsidies to replace auto-rickshaws with e-autos. Besides, it is planning to float the tender to procure 200 e-buses.
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The Jammu and Kashmir administration is set to host its first Real Estate Summit 2021 in Jammu, on December 27. The summit is a joint collaboration of Jammu and Kashmir's Ministry of Urban Development, the Centre's Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, and the National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO), reported UNI. Reportedly, it will help the administration to attract investment in the real estate sector of the state. … read-more
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On December 14, a terrorist was killed in an encounter between the Indian Army and militants. Broke out in the Behramgala region of Poonch district, the encounter was based on an intelligence input of the of militants in the region. The security officials cordoned off the area and started search operation. However, they recovered one AK-47 rifle, four magazines and pouches by the troops, confirmed the authority.
Foundation stone for 25 national highway projects will be laid by Union Minister for Road and Transport Nitin Gadkari on November 24 in Jammu. Reportedly, the total length of the project is 257 km, with a huge investment of Rs 11,721 crores. The ministry stated that these projects will provide a better connectivity… read-more
The district administration of Jammu has decided to reimpose a night curfew due to an increase in COVID-19 positivity rate in the winter capital from November 17. The positivity rate has increased by 0.2% in the city. ''The district disaster management authority (DDMA) imposes night curfew from 10 PM to 6 AM,'' said Anshul Garg District Magistrate. He also warned people of strict action upon not following the rules.
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The security of Jammu and Kashmir has been beefed up in view of Union Home Minister Amit Shah's three-day visit to the Union Territory, starting from October 23 after the abrogation of Article 370. During the visit, ''Shah will review security and development-related projects in Srinagar''. He'll inaugurate the first international flight from Srinagar to UAE's Sharjah. Besides, He will ''hold a public rally in Jammu on October 24''.
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Giving a reason to travel enthusiasts to pack their bags and put their travel shoes on, Jammu Divisional Commissioner Raghav Langer recently launched the first tourist village at Panchari in Udhampur. The village is surrounded by lush greenery, which makes it an ideal location for nature lovers. Furthermore, homestay facilities are also available here. Reportedly, Jammu and Kashmir is at the top position in India in terms of tourist influx… read-more
Courtesy: The Time Of India
The Deputy Commissioner of Jammu on September 20 announced that the COVID-19 vaccine's first dose will be necessary for every adult in Jammu if they want to enter into any government offices and other public places. However, the decision will come into effect from October 2 onwards. Furthermore, the commissioner allowed the opening of shops and businesses until 10 PM and now 50 people can gather in Benguet hall.