The police personnel including IPS officers from the Union Territory, who get their salaries under New Pension Scheme, have been informed that their salaries have been withheld because of “non-availability of budget”.
In the last 70 years, J&K had seen investment of only Rs 12,000 crore. That amount has risen to Rs 56,000 crore in the last four years. Central education institutes, such as AIIMS, IIT and IIM, have opened their branches /campuses in J&K, Shah said.
The police noticed the drone's movement in Baspur Bangla area in the early hours of Sunday, following which all police stations in the region were put on alert.
He said the decrease in VAT on aviation turbine fuel (ATF) from 26.5 per cent to one per cent by the J-K administration has set a new dawn for air connectivity in the Union Territory.
Political observers say that with this assurance the BJP has set its electoral arithmetic ahead of Assembly elections in the UT.
Additional Director General of Police, Jammu zone, Mukesh Singh said the domestic help is absconding and a search for him has started.
Political observers say the venues chosen by the BJP to kick-start its election campaign in the UT are of strategic importance as these areas have a high Pahari vote count.
The successive regimes in Jammu and Kashmir have only used the tribals, non-Kashmiri speaking population as a vote bank and never tried to alleviate their situation on the ground, alleges Ghulam Ali Khatana.
He said the next assembly polls will provide the first opportunity to fight the battle politically for the special status of J&K under the provisions of constitution.
With the timing of Ghulam Nabi Azad's launch event in Jammu and Kashmir coinciding with Rahul Gandhi's rally, it will be seen if there are more fireworks on the day the former Congress chief addresses the mega event at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan.
Jammu city recorded 189.6 mm of rain in 24 hours, the highest downpour in a day in almost 26 years, causing landslides and flash floods, meteorological department officials said on Thursday.
The Yatra was suspended from Jammu due to bad weather conditions and no batch was allowed to proceed to the base camps in the Valley on Sunday.
The encounter in Sunjwan took place amid heightened security arrangements in Jammu and Kashmir, two days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit to Samba district.
"An ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to be given to the families of the deceased in Jammu LPG Cylinder blast incident. Ex-gratia of Rs 1 lakh to be given to the seriously injured and Rs 25,000 to those with minor injuries," the office of J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha tweeted.
Jammu Smart City Limited (JSCL) has signed an agreement with service provider LMES to install WiFi hotspots at 20 locations. The agreement was signed and exchanged between the Chief Executive officer of JSCL Avny Lavasa and the director of LMES.
This is his second visit to Jammu division in the past over two weeks amid an ongoing operation against terrorists in a forest belt in twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri, which is the longest in the recent past that has entered 24th day on Wednesday.
Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Raghav Langer informed about the development during a meeting to review the progress on demarcation of land for the new terminal, they said.
Amit Shah, accompanied by Union ministers Jitendra Singh and Dharmendra Pradhan and Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, reached Jammu airport from Srinagar and started his engagements with the inauguration of the new campus of the IIT-Jammu, they said.
The Jammu-Srinagar national highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country, was blocked by a massive landslide triggered by heavy rains at Cafeteria Morh near Ramban town, forcing suspension of traffic, Senior Superintendent of Police (national highway) Shabir Malik said.
Raina made the announcement while addressing a party meeting at its headquarters here. "The Union home minister will address a huge public rally in Jammu on October 24," he said.
The operation was launched in a village close to DKG in Surankote in the early hours following intelligence inputs about presence of terrorists, a Defence spokesman said.
Heavy rains triggered flash floods in parts of Himachal Pradesh and the Jammu region on July 12, disrupting normal life. Flood swept away buildings and cars at tourist spots. In the first twenty years of this century, natural disasters killed 60,000 people on average per year.
Flash floods triggered by heavy rains swept away buildings and cars at tourist spots as bad weather also led to the closure of the airport in Himachal Pradesh. The district administration also instructed tourists to postpone their visit to Dharamsala in view of the heavy rains.
The RFI said that vendors are to indicate the delivery schedule with a stage-wise breakup of the entire project, post conclusion of the contract.
Rogue drones have been spotted for the fourth consecutive day in Jammu, pushing defence forces to quickly work on a counter-drone strategy to avert attacks like the one witnessed on June 27