Samba, August 22: District Administration Samba is laying major focus on promotion and development of Bamboo cultivation and trade through host of interventions under Restructured National Bamboo Mission (RNBM).
District Development Commissioner, Rohit Khajuria asked the stakeholders to coordinate in realizing the objectives envisioned under the RNMB.
JAMMU, AUGUST 22: District Disaster Management Authority today approved 106 cases and sanctioned Rs 17.50 lakh relief for the affected persons here at a meeting chaired by Deputy Commissioner Sushma Chauhan.
Present in the meeting were Additional Deputy Commissioner, Sub-District Magistrates, Assistant Commissioner, Tehsildars besides senior officers of the concerned department.
SRINAGAR, AUGUST 21: Governor Satya Pal Malik, in a meeting held at Raj Bhavan this evening reviewed to-date status of security and law and order scenario in J&K and Ladakh.
Sh. K.Vijay Kumar, Sh. K.K. Sharma, Sh. K. Skandan, Sh. Farooq Khan-Advisors to Governor; Sh. BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Sh. Umang Narula, Financial Commissioner to Governor participated in the meeting.
SRINAGAR, AUGUST 22: Advisor to Governor, Farooq Khan today met scores of delegations and individuals here at Church Lane, Srinagar here today.
Among the delegations include Falahi-Aam teachers from Bijbehara Anantnag who were seeking the regularisation of their services.
Delegations of RAMSA teachers from Kupwara and Pulwama districts and Abhinandan Home School Srinagar sought the release of their wages.
SRINAGAR, AUGUST 22: Principal Chief Conservator Forests, Dr. Mohit Gera, today convened a meeting here to review the functioning of the Department in Kashmir region and take stock of the implementation of decisions taken in the previous meetings chaired by Advisor to Governor K. Vijay Kumar.
Chennai Aug 22: DMK President M K Stalin on Thursday lashed out at CBI officials for scaling the walls of Congress leader P Chidambaram's bungalow at Delhi on Wednesday to gain entry, saying he considered it as an "insult to India".
Stalin, whose DMK is an ally of the Congress, backed Chidambaram, reiterating his charge of "political vendetta" behind the former Union Minister's arrest.
Jammu August 22: Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma today directed Deputy Commissioners of Jammu division to resolve all pending land acquisition requisition cases of Army, BSF, and CRPF.
He passed these directions while chairing a meeting of Deputy Commissioners convened to review the progress made so far.
DODA, AUGUST 22: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar laid the foundation stone of 300 bedded hospital of newly established Government Medical College Doda, here today.
Financial Commissioner Health & Medical Education Atal Dulloo, District Development Commissioner Dr. Sagar D Doifode, and Principal GMC Doda Dr. Tariq Parvez Azad were also present at the foundation laying function.
Jammu, Aug 22: Convener of Panun Kashmir, an organization advocating the cause of displaced Kashmiri Pandits, Agnishekhar released a memorandum on Thursday in support of the abrogation of provisions of Article 370 and said that over 700 eminent Kashmiri Pandits have endorsed it.
Jammu, Aug 22: A girl was held for defaming her classmate through fake Facebook posts in Jammu district, police officials said on Thursday.
"A complaint was received from a girl that a fake Facebook profile has been made and vulgar and defamatory messages are being posted on it," an officer said.
These vulgar messages were sent to her fiance with whom she got engaged a few months ago, he said.
SRINAGAR, AUGUST 22: Governor Satya Pal Malik has condoled the sad demise of mother of IGP Kashmir, Sh. S.P. Pani.
In a condolence message, Governor has prayed for peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family in its hour of grief.
Islamabad, Aug 22: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked his party's workers and followers living abroad to help highlight the Kashmir issue internationally.
The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf decided to highlight the Kashmir issue at all the world forums.
Srinagar, Aug 22: Restrictions were eased in most areas of Kashmir with barricades being lifted and the movement of people and traffic increasing gradually, but markets remained shut and mobile and internet services suspended for the 18th day on Thursday.
Officials said the situation was peaceful and no untoward incident was reported from anywhere in the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday.
New Delhi, Aug 22: Political activist Shehla Rashid on Thursday asserted that she stands by her comments about alleged human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir, as she got into an argument with journalists over the issue.
On August 18, Shehla Rashid had claimed that the Indian Army was indiscriminately picking up men, raiding houses and torturing people in Jammu and Kashmir.
Kolkata, Aug 22: Eminent lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar have said being an Indian citizen, the views of actor Priyanka Chopra supporting the Centre's recent decision on Kashmir will "obviously be an Indian point of view".
Akhtar was commenting on a Pakistani minister's demand for the removal of Chopra as UN Goodwill Ambassador for Peace, accusing her of supporting the Indian government's decision on Kashmir.
Hyderabad, Aug 22: The Centre has no immediate plans to withdraw security forces from Jammu and Kashmir, where Article 370 has been revoked, in view of the continued tension in the region, Minister of State for Home G Kishan has said.
New Delhi, Aug 22: Opposition parties, including the Congress, the Trinamool Congress and the DMK, protested on Thursday to demand the release of political leaders under detention in Jammu and Kashmir.
Congress leader P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram also joined the protest at Jantar Mantar. P Chidambaram was arrested by the CBI on Wednesday night in connection with a money laundering case related to INX Media.
Mumbai, Aug 22: MNS chief Raj Thackeray, summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case, on Thursday reached the agency's office in south Mumbai with his family members in tow.
The MNS leader reached the ED office around 11.30 am, accompanied by wife Sharmila, son Amit, and daughter in law Mitali. After Raj entered the office alone, his family members camped at a nearby hotel.
The Northern Herald