Cities

One held with 15 Kg poppy straw

Newspoint Bureau Jammu Tawi, June 24 Narwal police today claimed to have arrested a drug peddler and recovered 15 kilograms of poppy straw (Bukhi) from his possession during a naka. Police said that on the specific information, a police party of Police Post Narwal laid down a naka at Narwal area and intercepted a pedestrian.

Smart Cities status to ensure planned, holistic development of twin capital cities: Dy CMNewspoint Bureau Jammu Tawi, June 23 Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today said that the announcement of Smart City status for Srinagar and Jammu will ensure the planned and holistic development of these capital cities so that they are replete with every modern facility of urban living. The Deputy Chief Minister was interacting with several deputations after the twin capital cities of the state qualified under the Smart City Initiative of the central government. In the first instance an amount of Rs 500 crore each would be provided to Jammu and Srinagar cities and afterwards an amount of Rs 3500 crore would be provided. Terming the smart city initiative as a game-changer in the development of Jammu and Srinagar cities, the Deputy Chief Minister said that by this initiative sustained development of these twin cities will take place on the modern and scientific basis so that the people living in these cities get the facilities at par with some of the most developed cities of the world. While thanking the Prime minister, Narendra Modi and the Union Urban Development Minister, Venkaiah Naidu, Dr Singh said that it is due to the accommodative and visionary approach of centre that Jammu and Srinagar cities have also been selected under this initiative. He said that the officers of the state Housing and Urban Development Department also contributed in properly projecting the case of the state before the central government. Dr Singh later also chaired a review meeting of the officers of the National Highways Authority of India and officers of the R&B department to discuss the status of the various highway projects being undertaken in the Jammu division. The projects discussed include the Dayalachak-Challan-Udhampur and Lakhanpur-Dunera via Mahanpur-Basohli road. The Deputy Chief Minister directed the officers to ensure that the work on these Road projects of vital importance is started as early as possible , so that the connectivity of these areas is increased which would in turn give fillip to the economic and related activities. A deputation of the Jammu Chamber of Industries led by its president, Rakesh Gupta also called on the Dy Chief Minister and discussed several issues related to trade and industries in the state. Dr Singh assured the deputations that all their issues would be looked into and redressed properly.

Jammu, Srinagar qualify under Smart City initiative Newspoint Bureau Jammu Tawi, June 23 Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today said that the announcement of Smart City status for Srinagar and Jammu will ensure the planned and holistic development of these capital cities so that they are replete with every modern facility of urban living.

Thief arrested with stolen property worth of Rs 1, 50, 000

Newspoint Bureau Jammu Tawi, June 23 Gandhi Nagar police today claimed to have arrested a burglar and recovered stolen property worth Rs 1, 50, 000 were recovered from his possession. The arrested thief has been identified as Satnam alias Shotu son of Daleep Singh of Valmiki Colony Gandhi Nagar. Police said that on June 21,

NCB organises rally against drug menace

Newspoint Bureau Jammu Tawi, June 23 A huge rally was organized by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Jammu Zonal Unit in which State Excise Department, J&K, Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Drug Controller, De-addiction Centre, Jammu and artists of Nav Durga Kala Manch as well as local masses

MLC Vikramaditya Singh appeals PM to save Jammu and Ladakh

Express shock over murder of Dy SP in Srinagar Newspoint Bureau Jammu Tawi, June 23 While condemning the brutal lynching of Jammu and Kashmir Police Deputy Superintendent (Dy SP) Mohammad Ayub Pandith, outside Jamia Mosque in downtown Srinagar, MLC Vikramaditya Singh expressed shock and grief over the murder of the police officer. In a statement

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