Transparency, accountability Govt’s top priority: Kohli

RAJOURI, MARCH 13 – Terming transparency and accountability as the benchmark of the present coalition government, the Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Ghani Kohli today said there is no space for corrupt practices and persons in the present government. The Minister was addressing an impressive gathering during a public grievances redressal camp at Kalakote here. Locals briefed

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Commissioner Health and Medical Education calls on Governor

JAMMU, MARCH 13: Dr. M.K. Bhandari, Commissioner Health & Medical Education, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today.           Governor asked Dr. Bhandari to inform him about the functioning of the measures being taken to provide adequate health care services in the far flung and inaccessible areas of the State.           Stressing the importance of providing

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Chief Minister inaugurates Kashmir University’s sub-office at Jammu

JAMMU, MARCH 13: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today inaugurated the Jammu Sub office of Kashmir University here today.  The newly-constructed building has an Academic Block and residential facility for students and faculty. The building has been completed at a cost of Rs 6.00 crore and shall serve as classroom facility for contact classes of Distance Education, Transit Accommodation for staff,

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Wide-ranging measures underway to make Reasi ‘Open Defecation Free’

REASI, MARCH 12: Almost 90 percent progress has been achieved in the Open Defecation Free campaign in four blocks of district Reasi, resultant of a rigorous month long door to door campaign launched by the District Administration to eradicate this menace. In the four blocks- Reasi, Katra, Panthal and Pouni, the district administration has been conducting regular morning and evening follow ups with the aid of local

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Ajay Nanda takes stock of public issues at Sersundwan

REASI, MARCH 12: Minister of State for Finance and Planning Ajay Nanda today held a public grievance redressal camp at Sersundwan to take stock of problems being faced by people residing in this remote area. Residents from Sermega, Bakkal, Kansar, Bladda, Samad Khad and other surrounding areas participated in the camp and apprised the Minister of their concerns. Several issues including

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Centre’s Maternity Benefit Bill a historic move: Priya Sethi

JAMMU, MARCH12: Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks, Ms Priya Sethi today said the Maternity Benefit Amendment Bill passed by the Parliament is going to ensure better health and wellbeing of the mother and child. The Minister said increase in maternity leave is a welcome provision that will protect the employment of the

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Lal Singh stresses on all round development of students

UDHAMPUR, MARCH 12: Minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh today stressed upon teachers and parents to ensure all round development of students besides providing them with a quality education. The Minister said this during a function, ‘Colors of Indian Culture’ organized by JK Public Higher Secondary School at Police Auditorium, Sher-e-Kashmir Police Academy. Expressing concern over pressures

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Zulfkar takes stock of post snowfall situation in Budhal, Kotranka

RAJOURI, MARCH 12: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today conducted an extensive tour of Budhal and Kotranka to take stock of post snowfall situation and relief measures undertaken by various departments for mitigating weather related problems. The Ministers held a meeting with district administration for assessing weather related problems and steps taken for ensuring

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Healthcare facilities being augmented, neglected areas to get priority: Dy CM

JAMMU, MARCH 12: Highlighting various initiatives being undertaken in the health sector, Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today said that quality healthcare facilities have been made available to the people with special focus on areas which were left unattended earlier. The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at a program organized at Billawar in Kathua district under Rashtriya Bal Swasthya

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