PDD proposes substantial hike in power tariff for 2016-17 FY

March 12:All categories of power consumers across the Jammu and Kashmir will have to pay much more every month from the next financial year as Power Development Department has proposed substantial hike in power tariff for the year 2016-17. The proposal has been submitted to the Jammu and Kashmir State Electricity Regulatory Commission (JKSERC) as

Farooq urges NC cadre to get ready for ULB polls

March 11: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah said exhorted the party cadre to gear up for big democratic exercise at grass root level, saying massive participation is imperative in the ensuing elections to Urban Local Bodies to seek involvement of people in decision making at local levels. “National Conference believes in people

Need to exploit JK’s hydropower potential, says Vohra

March 11: The hydropower potential of Jammu and Kashmir, if exploited to its fullest, shall enable all-round socio-economic growth and development of the State, Governor NN Vohra said on Thursday. Chairing 71st meeting of Board of Directors of the Jammu and Kashmir Power Development Corporation, he stressed the importance of all identified objectives being achieved within

Nasir calls on Governor, demands NFSA rollback

March 11: National Conference Provincial President Kashmir, Nasir Aslam Wani  called on Governor N N Vohra here and presented a memorandum on behalf of the party seeking the rollback of the National Food Security Act from the State in its current form, the redressal of various public grievances and the resumption of work on various stalled

Two arrested with cannabis in Jammu

March 10: Two persons were today arrested and around one and half kg cannabis was seized from them on Jammu-Srinagar Highway in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir. A car going to Jammu from Srinagar was intercepted near Jawahir tunnel area in Banihal belt of Ramban district and three packets of cannabis were recovered, police said.

Farooq bats for AFSPA removal but from peaceful locations

March 10:  National Conference president Farooq Abdullah today batted for revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) but only from peaceful locations. “I think it is the security agencies who have to take a call on removal of AFSPA and they must identify the areas where it is not required,” Dr Abdullah told reporters in

Former PDP-BJP ministers in J&K asked to vacate official bungalows

March 10: The ministers of the erstwhile PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir have been asked to vacate their official bungalows. The J&K estates department has asked the former ministers to vacate their official bungalows within seven days. This comes even as the deadlock over government formation continues in the state since the death of Mufti