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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday ordered transfer of 25 SSPs and SPs in Jammu and Kashmir with immediate effect. According to Home Department’s order, a copy of which lies with GNS, Rayees Mohammad Bhat (IPS), AIG (P&T), PHQ has been transferred and posted as SSP Baramulla vice Abdul Qayoom. Dr. Vinod Kumar (IPS), awaiting orders, has been posted as SSP Poonch Ramesh Kumar Angral. Sandeep Choudhary (IPS), SP Anantnag has been transferred and…

‘456 MoUs have been signed amounting to ₹23,152.17 crore investment’ Srinagar: More than a year and half into abrogation of Article 370 and nearly five months since the notification of new land laws enabling non-state subjects to purchase land in erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state, no outsider has purchased land in the Union Territory so far, The Hindu reported on Wednesday quoting a Ministry of Home Affairs’ report to a parliamentary panel. The ministry had…

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has ordered for social media profiles of the government employees, including Facebook and Twitter, before a salary or allowance is paid to them. Reiterating that all the new entrants need verification by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), the administration has directed the department heads and new entrants to furnish these details via a government e-mail “to avoid violation of cybersecurity instructions of the government”. The government, however, said that…

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration Thursday directed the Administrative Secretaries, Divisional Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners and head of the departments to ensure no new entrant in the Government Service is paid salary, allowances till verification by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) The circular, issued by the Commissioner/Secretary to Government, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi states that some dubious characters have been paid salaries and other allowances, without obtaining their mandatory CID verification. The officers concerned have been…

Won’t host guests till license renewed: KHBOA Srinagar: Houseboats, which catches the eye of tourists at the Dal Lake and other water bodies are craving for government’s attention while the houseboat owners express concern over the embargo on the repair work. Kashmir Houseboat Owners Association (KHBOA) President Abdul Hamid Wangnoo said that the number of houseboats is declining with each passing year. “There were 1500 houseboats five years ago in the four major water bodies…

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government on Tuesday sanctioned the transfer of functions and functionaries regarding several divisions of Jal Shakti Department to Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) as mandated under 74thConstitutional Amendment. In this regard an order issued here today by the Jal Shakti Department accorded the transfer of Jal Shakti (PHE) City Division-I Jammu, Jal Shakti (PHE) City Division-II Jammu, PHE Mechanical Division North Jammu, PHE Mechanical Division South Jammu and Mechanical Urban Circle,…

Srinagar: The administration of Jammu and Kashmir has ordered that the value of land notified in terms of Jammu and Kashmir Preparation and Revision of Market Value Guideline Rules, 2011 should adequately be factored in while determining the property tax. In a notification, the Housing and Urban Development Department has ordered that the value of land notified is adequately factored in while determining the unit area values for levy of property tax under different laws.…

Srinagar: Days after Divisional Administration fixed the rates of mutton, authorities have registered 37 FIR’s against mutton dealers for overcharging. An official said that taking stern action against those butchers who sell meat on exorbitant rates, authorises have booked 37 butchers and have taken action against those vegetable vendors who sell vegetables and other eatables to consumers on high rates. “Over all a fine of Rs 70,000 was recovered from dozens of vegetable vendors,” the…