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Arun Sharma


BJP U-turn on toll plazas: Necessary for development
Thu, Jul 30, 2020

When the BJP was in the Opposition in Jammu and Kashmir, it had objected to the then state government’s move to set up a toll plaza at Lakhanpur and compared it to the collection of “jazia’’ from Vaishno Devi pilgrims on the way to Katra.

Ex-SSB man kills self to protest demolition of home for Jammu ring road project
Thu, Jul 23, 2020

Survived by his wife Kamlesh, 50, and son Sahil Kumar, 25, Lal built the single-storey, three-room house on about 10 marla land — about 2,722 sq feet — bought from a relative for Rs 80,000 nearly two decades ago. The family belongs to the SC community.

J&K: Hours after discharge from govt hospital, 12 test positive again, brought back
Wed, Jul 22, 2020

After discharge, many of the workers had travelled to their homes at different places in the Jammu region. They are now back at the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Hospital.

Jammu court asks suspended J&K IPS officer not to write defamatory social media posts
Sun, Jul 12, 2020

Second Additional Munsiff, Jammu, Jeewan Kumar Sharma's order came on a suit seeking court’s directions to restrain Rath from making any defamatory, derogatory, libelous or slanderous posts/material on social media.

J&K IPS officer Basant Rath suspended for ‘gross misconduct’
Thu, Jul 09, 2020

The action comes a fortnight after Rath lodged a complaint with police against Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbagh Singh citing “apprehensions about my life, liberty and bald head”.

J&K plans insurance cover for rural local body members
Tue, Jul 07, 2020

While the extent of the insurance cover is yet to be finalised, official sources said that the Rural Development Department has started collecting Aadhaar and other details of all the rural local body members.

Maximum of 500 pilgrims to be allowed for Amarnath Yatra: J&K
Sun, Jul 05, 2020

Reviewing arrangements for the pilgrimage, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam said that the “yatra this year would have to be undertaken in a restricted manner so that the SoPs for COVID-19 are strictly adhered to” during the period.

J&K admin gives domicile certificates to West Pakistani refugees, others
Sun, Jun 28, 2020

The beneficiaries hailed from different areas of Jammu district, including R S Pura, Bishnah, Bahu and Jammu South, an official statement here said.

First senior IAS officer from outside J&K gets UT domicile
Sat, Jun 27, 2020

At present, the domicile certificate only entitles one to a job in the UT government or admission into professional colleges run by it.

CBI to probe land grab, graft charges against trust run by J&K ex-minister
Fri, Jun 26, 2020

The preliminary enquiry accuses the trust of being in possession of huge tracts of land in gross violation of the ceiling prescribed under the Jammu and Kashmir Agrarian Reforms Act, 1976.

In IPS vs IPS, complaint filed against J&K DGP Dilbag Singh
Fri, Jun 26, 2020

In a written complaint addressed to the SHO of Gandhi Nagar Police Station in Jammu district, Inspector General-rank IPS officer Basant Rath on Wednesday urged the officer to “take note of my apprehensions about my life, liberty and bald head”.

Covid protocol row: J&K admin appoints inquiry officer to look into three deaths
Thu, Jun 25, 2020

The order came a day after Jammu Deputy Commissioner Sushma Chauhan submitted to the government the report of a magisterial inquiry into the deaths at the cremation.

Jammu: PPEs in heat, they pushed ambulance along river bank, fell unconscious, say kin
Tue, Jun 23, 2020

Vimal Zadoo (43) and Vipan Zadoo (30) died on the banks of the Tawi near Sidhra on June 18. Both tested negative for Covid-19.

BSF: Pak drone carrying weapons shot down at LoC
Sun, Jun 21, 2020

The incident comes amid reports of militants facing shortage of weapons and increased vigil along the borders.

J&K: SRO 202 scrapped, probation of fresh appointees down to 2 years
Mon, Jun 15, 2020

Sources confirmed the withdrawal of SRO 202, saying the job policy will not be applicable in new recruitments by the UT government that has set the process of filling up nearly 10,000 posts during the next few months.

India no longer a weak country, won’t compromise: Rajnath Singh on border row with China
Mon, Jun 15, 2020

"We will not keep anybody in the dark. We will tell everything at an appropriate time to Parliament and to everybody,"  Rajnath Singh said while referring to the situation along the Line of Actual Control.

Covid-free not long ago, Ladakh sees 198 new cases
Sun, Jun 14, 2020

This comes a day after the UT reported 104 cases on Friday, with Kargil reporting 69 and Leh 35.

J&K: Markets to open in orange zones
Mon, Jun 08, 2020

All the districts in Kashmir, except Ganderbal and Bandipora, have been categorized as red zones. In Jammu, all the districts have been marked as orange zones, barring Ramban, which is in the red category.

J&K admin to hold meet on ways to curb corruption
Sun, Jun 07, 2020

Sources referred to a letter issued by General Administration Department’s Deputy Secretary Dr Mohammad Usman Khan to over a dozen senior officers, including Financial Commissioner, Principal Secretaries and Commissioner-Secretaries.

J&K notifies rules for common test in UT for Class-IV posts
Fri, Jun 05, 2020

Earlier, recruitment to Class-IV district- and divisional-level vacancies was made from among candidates from respective districts or divisions.

Ladakh’s Congress veteran P Namgyal tests positive after death
Wed, Jun 03, 2020

The Union Territory administration has now set up two committees to look into non-adherence of protocol laid down for containing the outbreak.

J&K nod to media policy ‘to reach out to people’
Wed, Jun 03, 2020

A statement issued by the Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) said the policy will help create a sustained narrative on the functioning of the government in the media and promote the highest standard of journalism in the Union Territory.

Day after his death, test results show former Union minister had Covid-19
Wed, Jun 03, 2020

Senior Congress leaders in Ladakh and some officers in the UT administration, among a large number of people, had visited P Namgyal’s home to pay condolences.

Kashmiri Pandit, Jammu organisations slam delimitation move
Sun, May 31, 2020

Satish Mahaldar, Chairman of the Reconciliation, Return and Rehabilitation of Migrants, demanded that the process be stopped as the 2011 census, which is being taken as the basis for conducting the exercise in J&K, does not take into account a large number of Kashmiri Pandits

Not far from the LAC, satellite picks up Chinese armour, artillery
Fri, May 29, 2020

India-China border: Highly placed sources said a detailed analysis of satellite images has shown extensive deployment of towed artillery and mechanised elements on the Chinese side, bringing Indian deployments within striking distance.