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2 People Dead in Kathua Road Mishap
Jammu, Kathua, State

2 People Dead in Kathua Road Mishap

Kathua, Nov 1: Two people lost their lives as their truck plunged from a bridge in Kathua district, Jammu and Kashmir, this Wednesday. The incident occurred at Bagiyal Morh, near Barnoti, while the truck was en route from Pathankot in Punjab to Jammu. The deceased have been identified as Balwant Singh and Ranjeet Singh, hailing from Taran Taran district in Punjab. Rescue teams faced a challenging task in recovering the bodies from the severely damaged truck following the fall, a police official said. The bodies have been transferred to the Government Medical College in Kathua for post-mortem examination, the official added.
3 Army Personnel Injured in Mine Blast in J&K
Jammu, Poonch, State

3 Army Personnel Injured in Mine Blast in J&K

Poonch, Nov 1: Three army personnel were injured on Wednesday in a mine blast in Poonch district, sources said. Quoting sources, Kashmir Scroll reported that three army men sustained injuries in a land mine blast at Phagwari Gali in the Poonch sector. “The injured soldiers were immediately taken to a nearby hospital, from where two were shifted to 150 GH Rajouri for advanced treatment.” The injured have been identified as Y Shri Ramullu, Vimal Raj, and Veer Bharappa. The condition of all the injured is said to be stable.
J&K Paid GST amounting to Rs 4811.09 Crore in 7 Months
Jammu, Kashmir, State

J&K Paid GST amounting to Rs 4811.09 Crore in 7 Months

Srinagar, Nov 1: Jammu and Kashmir is exhibiting a better GST growth in comparison to the rest of the country, officials said. “GST revenue collections from J&K (SGST) have shown 33.20 per cent growth, surpassing the National average of 15 per cent for the current financial year,” Commissioner State Taxes, J&K, Dr Rashmi Singh was quoted as having told the media. “Upto the end of October 2023, a total GST revenue (SGST and IGST) of 4811.09 crore has been realized, showing an overall growth of 20.31 percent”. Over the years, the taxpayers base in Jammu and Kashmir has increased. In 2017-18, the number of commercial taxpayers were at 72000 under GST which is has now increased to more than 1.42 lakhs. The commercial tax department which used to collect Rs 300 crore a month is no...
Kashmir Rulers Have Exploited Dogras for Past 60 Years: Lal Singh
Jammu, Kashmir, State

Kashmir Rulers Have Exploited Dogras for Past 60 Years: Lal Singh

Srinagar, Oct 30: Chairman of the Dogra Swabhiman Sangathan Party, Choudhary Lal Singh has called for the establishment of a separate Jammu state, emphasizing the significant distinctions in tradition, language, and culture between Jammu and the Kashmir valley. During a rally in Samba district, Singh said, “There should be a separate Jammu state. Why can’t you, the Central government, give us a separate state?” He further articulated the disparities, stating, “Neither our language resembles theirs, nor our culture, nor do we dress alike. No water flows from Jammu into Kashmir or vice versa.” Singh, a former minister in the erstwhile Jammu & Kashmir government, paid homage to the Dogra community’s vital contributions in the state’s formation. He declared, “Dogras have not only ...
Corruption Free JK Our Vision, Mission: LG Sinha
Kashmir, Srinagar, State

Corruption Free JK Our Vision, Mission: LG Sinha

Srinagar, Oct 30: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha read out the Integrity Pledge and administered the oath to officers and staff on Monday. The ‘Integrity Pledge’ was given to the officers, SSF Personnel and staff of Raj Bhavan, and Administrative Secretaries and Deputy Commissioners (through virtual mode) at Civil Secretariat on the occasion of the Vigilance Awareness Week. The Lt Governor said that an integrated and collective approach to deal with corruption, which impedes growth and undermines the moral fiber of the society was the need of the hour. “In order to eliminate the cancer of corruption, all the stakeholders have an important role to play. Corruption-free J&K is our vision as well as the mission,” the Lt Governor added. He also highlighted the steps taken to impro...
Kashmiri Pandits Homecoming Unlikely, Says Karan Singh
Jammu, Kashmir, State

Kashmiri Pandits Homecoming Unlikely, Says Karan Singh

Srinagar, Oct 30: Dr Karan Singh, former Union Minister and scion of the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir, has asserted that it seems implausible for Kashmiri Pandits to return to their homeland, reports appearing in the media said. “Many people keep asking me whether or not the Kashmiri Pandits can return to Kashmir. I think it is not possible for Kashmiri Pandits to go back to Kashmir, although successive Governments have done their best to get them back,” Singh, an authority on Shaivism, said. “Successive Governments have constructed safe zones for them, but they are not able to go back to Kashmir,” Singh continued. “There are a few who go back but others are not able to do so. The Government has also organised many programmes for Kashmiri Pandits, but I do not know how they c...
Mandeep Bhandari appointed Additional Director to J&K Bank Board
Kashmir, Srinagar, State

Mandeep Bhandari appointed Additional Director to J&K Bank Board

Srinagar, Oct 28: Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday appointed Principal Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor, Dr Mandeep K Bhandari as Additional Director to the Board of Jammu and Kashmir Bank. Dr Bhandari has become 12th Director on the Board of Jammu and Kashmir Bank. Those who are already on the Board include Baldev Prakash, MD & CEO, Santosh Datttatraya Vaidya, RK Chhibber, Rajeev Lochan Bishnoi, Naba Kishore Sahoo, Umesh Chandra Pandey, Anil Kumar Goel, Anand Kumar, Sudhir Gupta and Shahla Ayoub.
Government Failed to Restore Democracy in JK: Omar Abdullah
Jammu, Poonch, State

Government Failed to Restore Democracy in JK: Omar Abdullah

Srinagar, Oct 26: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah charged the central government with not restoring democracy in JK. Omar lamented that the country takes pride in calling itself the mother of democracy on global stages while the same democracy fails to reach Jammu and Kashmir He was addressing a one-day delegate session at Surankote in Poonch, on Thursday. Decrying the lack of democracy in JK, Omar said, “It has been nearly a decade since the Assembly elections were held last time in 2014. People across J&K are united in their quest to restore democracy but those at the helm are not ready to reflect upon the gravity of the situation,” he said in a statement issued to press. Calling out the anti-people policies of the JK administration, Omar a...
Man Arrested for Murdering Lover’s Husband in J&K
Jammu, State, Udhampur

Man Arrested for Murdering Lover’s Husband in J&K

Srinagar, Oct 26: Police in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur district have reportedly cracked a murder case involving a 42-year-old man whose throat was slit. The victim, Puran Chand of Balota Upperla village, was found dead near Lakhera Nallah two days ago. Bikram Kumar, a resident of Basantgarh, has been apprehended in connection with the crime, media reports said. Surprisingly, it has emerged that Kumar was romantically involved with Chand’s wife. The investigation took a significant turn when Kumar confessed to the murder, disclosing his affair with the deceased’s spouse. The motive for the murder, as per the reports in media appear to be a confrontation that occurred at Chand’s residence on October 22. The murder weapon was also recovered by the authorities.
Six Injured in Road Accident in Doda
Doda, Jammu, State

Six Injured in Road Accident in Doda

Doda, Oct 26: At least six people were injured in a road mishap in the Doda district of the Jammu region on Thursday. Quoting an official, Kashmir Scroll reported that a matador (Mini-Bus) bearing registration number JK06 A 8310 met with an accident at Pul Doda, resulting in injuries to six passengers on board. The officer said that all the injured were immediately taken to a nearby hospital, where doctors shifted them to GMC Doda for advanced treatment. A doctor at GMC Doda said that all the injured persons are being tested and are stable.