Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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Principal Secy to Governor, Div Com review arrangements for Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2018
 
JAMMU, APRIL 24-( Agencies) A high level meeting was convened by Principal Secretary to Governor who is also Chief Executive Officer Shri Amarnath Shrine Board, Umang Narula to discuss the necessary arrangements required to be made for Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2018. The meeting was attended by Divisional commissioner Jammu Hemant Kumar Sharma, IGP Jammu SD Singh, IG CRPF A V Chauhan, DIG Rafiq-ul-Hassan, DC Ramban T. H Ganai, DC Udhampur Ravinder Kumar, DC Kathua Rohit Khajuria, ACEO SASB Bhupi....
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Advisor Mattoo meets Governor
 
JAMMU, APRIL 24: Prof. Amitabh Mattoo, Advisor to the Chief Minister, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today. Prof. Mattoo briefed Governor about the initiatives underway, on various fronts, for advancing the higher educational interests of J&K. Governor urged Prof. Mattoo to focus on the crucial importance of well planned initiative being implemented to nurture and advance the aspirations of youth and,besides, safeguarding the functioning of educational institutions a....
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Cabinet approves time-bound grade promotion for KAS
officers; cadre review of Secretariat Subordinate Services
 
JAMMU, APRIL 24: (correspondent) The state cabinet that met here today under the chairpersonship of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti approved grant of time-bound grade promotion for the KAS officers. As per the decision, a Junior KAS/feeding service officer in the pay band of Rs 9300-34800 with grade pay of Rs 4800 will be eligible for placement in scale of 15600-39100 + GP 6600. (Deputy Secretary level- non-functional scale after 10 years of service) A Time Scale KAS officer with 4 years’ service in the Time Scale will be eligible for placement in the Selection Grade (non-functional) of Rs 15600-39100 with grade pay of Rs 7600. A Time Scale KAS officer with 08 years of service in Time Scale may be considered for placement in Special....
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PM Modi launches Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan
 
New Delhi 24 April(Agencies) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched a scheme that seeks to strengthen the country's Panchayati Raj system and address critical gaps that hinder its success. He launched the Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan at Ramnagar in this tribal-dominated district of Madhya Pradesh on the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day. The Central government scheme aims at making rural local bodies self-sustainable, financially stable and more efficient. The programme seeks....
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Terrorism is enemy of basic human rights of life, peace and prosperity: Sushma Swaraj
 
New Delhi 24 April (Agencies) India today said, the fight against terrorism should not only seek to eliminate terrorists, but also take strong measures against States that support, finance and provide sanctuary to terror groups. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said this in her address at the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) Foreign Ministers Meeting in Beijing today. Mrs Swaraj said, terrorism is an enemy of basic human rights of life, peace and prosperity. She said, terr....
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Cabinet: Saleem-ur-Rehman promoted as DG, Shah Faesal as Sec Tourism
Dr Abdul Rasheed posted as Secretary Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution
 
Srinagar, Apr 24 (AGENCIES): Director Health Saleem-ur-Rehman was promoted as Director General on Tuesday, the decision to this effect was taken in today’s cabinet meeting chaired by the Jammu Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in Jammu today. Shah Faesal, who is currently MD JKPDC, has been promoted as Secretary Tourism. Sources said that Secretary Information Dr Abdul Rasheed has been transferred and posted as Secretary Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution....
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7th pay commission gets thumbs up
Move to have Rs 4500 cr annual financial implication; state knowledge commission, Urdu Council to get nod
 
Srinagar 24 April 2018(Agencies) With state cabinet set to clear implementation of 7th pay commission recommendations in Tuesday’s meeting to give hike in salary and allowance of government employees and pensioners, the move will have Rs 4500 crore annual financial implication, a source told Press “Besides the government will have to clear Rs 7500 crore as arrears of employees and pensioners to give retrospective effect to the pay commission recommendations,” said the source. J&K has a total....
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1900 take NDA exam, days after an aspirant joins militancy
 
Srinagar 24 April (Agencies) 1900 take NDA exam, days after an aspirant joins militancy And on Sunday, against this backdrop, some 1900 young Kashmiris turned up at the lakeside campus of the University of Kashmir to take the NDA exams. It was perhaps for the first time that the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) had held the exam in the Kashmir valley. The story of Abid Nazir Chopan, having taken up arms against the government months after clearing a National Defence Academy examination....
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Militant, two forces’ personnel killed in ongoing Tral gunfight
 
Srinagar 24 April (Agencies) A militant and two forces’ personnel were killed in clashes with the militants in Lam forest area of Tral in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Tuesday. Two more army personnel have been injured in the firefight. A top police official said that a soldier and a policeman were injured in the initial round of fire with the militants. Both the injured were shifted to a hospital where they succumbed. The deceased soldier was identified as Ajay Kumar of 42 RR. Police....
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MEA Sushma Swaraj calls on Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan to discuss bilateral ties
 
Wuhan Apr 23, ( Agencies) External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj today called on Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan to discuss bilateral ties. In a tweet External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the Minister continues her engagement with the Chinese leadership on the 2nd day of her visit, calling on the Vice President of China Wang Qishan. Ms Swaraj is in Beijing on a four-day visit to take part in the foreign ministers' meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisatio....
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Local News
Chief Minister pays tributes to slain Army, Police jawans
HC revises office timing for summer session -2018
Fulfilling commitments made with every section of society: Mehbooba
Special Cell addresses issues of Kashmiri Migrants
Cabinet approves promotion of Officers of Accounts (Gazetted) Service
Cabinet approves enhancement of perks of Chairman, Executive Councillors, Councillors of LAHDC
Cabinet approves re-engagement of Constable (Operators) as Wireless Assistants
Cabinet approves engagement of 2200 Lecturers, 400 Teachers on academic arrangement basis
Education should be exempted from politicking: Tarigami
Three JeM militants, soldier, SOG man killed in Tral gunfight
 
Opinion
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Nation/World
At least 6 Naxals killed in encounter in Gadchiroli
Maharashtra: Bodies of 37 Naxals recovered
Karnataka Assembly Election: Last day to file nominations today
At least 11 migrants dead, 263 rescued off Libya coast
Record number of pilgrims will go to Haj this year without any subsidy: Naqvi
Suicide bomb blast kills at least 60 in Afghan capital
Pakistan: NAB to investigate allegations against Musharraf for holding assets beyond means
Commonwealth countries unanimously agree to take action on cybersecurity by 2020
North Korea says it will stop nuclear tests, abolish test site
Calcutta HC directs EC to reschedule dates of West Bengal panchayat elections
 
Sports
IPL: Mumbai Indians to take on Sunrisers Hyderabad
Chhattisgarh: 4 persons arrested in Bastar for allegedly betting during IPL
India return with 10 gold medals from South Asian Senior Judo Championship
8th South Asian Judo Championship begins in Lalitpur
TTFI recommends CWG medallist Manika Batra's name for Arjuna Award
Tassaduq Mufti for upgrading Kashmir Golf Course
Federation Cup junior national athletics meet from tomorrow
India clubbed with Maldives, Sri Lanka in SAFF Cup Football
IPL: Kolkata Knight Riders win toss, opt to field against Rajasthan Royals
Tennis rankings: Yuki Bhambri back in top-100
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