Thursday, April 22

Tag: J&K

Covid Update: 471 new COVID cases and 5 deaths in J&K
State News

Covid Update: 471 new COVID cases and 5 deaths in J&K

Jammu: J&K on Sunday recorded 471 new cases of coronavirus, taking the tally to 1,09,854, while the death number has reached 1,685 with five more as of today, officials said. Of the fresh cases, 260 were detected from the Jammu division and 211 were detected from the Kashmir division, they said. The officials said Jammu district has recorded the highest of 122 cases, while Srinagar has recorded only 86. There are 5,087 active cases as of now in the UT of Jammu Kashmir, while 1,03,082 patients have recovered, they said. Five COVID-19 deaths were reported in the UT in the last 24 hours — three of them were from Jammu and two were from Kashmir region.
BJP targets Congress, NC leaders over Roshni scam in J&K
National News, State News

BJP targets Congress, NC leaders over Roshni scam in J&K

New Delhi: Accusing Congress and National Conference leaders of encroaching large tracts of government and forest land in Jammu and Kashmir, senior BJP leader and Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday demanded a thorough probe into the alleged ‘Roshni scam’. He said that names of several top politicians, including NC leader Farooq Abdullah and former state ministers from the Congress and the NC have come to the fore for allegedly benefiting from the Roshni Act, which has since been struck down by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court. The Jammu and Kashmir State Land (Vesting of Ownership to the Occupants) Act, 2001 is also known as the Roshni Act. “There was a conscious loot by powerful people of forest land and getting benefits under the Roshni Act, which has been...
CGM NABARD and Director CSIR-IIIM meets Lt Governor
State News

CGM NABARD and Director CSIR-IIIM meets Lt Governor

SRINAGAR: Sh. R.K Srivastava, Chief General Manager, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) today called on Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha at the Raj Bhavan here. The CGM briefed the Lt Governor about various ways in which NABARD is providing support under RIDF to the UT government for developing rural infrastructure. It was further informed that this year NABARD focused on strengthening of Agri-Marketing, Post-Harvest Management and Irrigation Infrastructure and with a view to address the issue of improving farmer’s income, NABARD is currently providing support to 17 FPOs in the UT mainly for mushroom, dairy, vegetable, rice, honey, medicinal plant and carpets. Moreover, support is also being provided through Watershed Development Funds and Tribal Developmen...
One more tunnel from Pakistan detected by BSF & J&K Police in Samba, J&K
State News

One more tunnel from Pakistan detected by BSF & J&K Police in Samba, J&K

Samba: 22 Nov 2020, a joint team of BSF & J&K Police detected a tunnel originating from Pakistan side of IB & exiting into Indian side in the area of BOP Regal, Distt Samba, Jammu about 160m from IB, 70m from border fence & depth 25m. Based on leads available consequent to the encounter on 19th Nov 2020 with militants and joint team of J&k police, Army and CRPF at Ban Toll near Nagrota, Distt Jammu, it was learnt that militants were picked up by a truck from Vill Jatwal, Distt-Samba on the National Highway. A special team was formed under an officer tasked to conduct a detailed search, subsequent to which by first light the tunnel was detected by BSF along with J & K police. The exit was in thick bushes carefully concealed and meticulously covered with soil a...