KPDCL Advocating New Revenue Collection Policy Linking Salary Disbursement to Cleared Electricity Dues

KPDCL Advocating New Revenue Collection Policy Linking Salary Disbursement to Cleared Electricity Dues

Kashmir Power Development Corporation Limited (KPDCL) has asked all Deputy Commissioners (DCs) in Kashmir to make the clearing of electricity dues mandatory before releasing salaries or payments to employees and contractors. The power distribution utility has asked DCs to issue orders stating that funds for salaries or contractor payments could only be released after electricity dues have been settled. In a missive to DCs across Kashmir, the Managing Director of KPDCL outlined the rationale behind the directive to make clearance of dues mandatory before salary and payment releases. According to it,…

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Farmers, Union Leaders Detained in Srinagar Before Planned Protest

Farmers, Union Leaders Detained in Srinagar Before Planned Protest

Officials and eyewitnesses said protesters were gathering at Lal Chowk, Srinagar, to support the demand of guaranteed minimum support price for crops A section of Kashmir-based farmers and trade union leaders who had gathered at the Lal Chowk to lend their support to the Bharat Bandh call were detained by police ahead of their planned protest. Officials and eyewitnesses said protesters were gathering in the city centre to support the demand of guaranteed minimum support price for crops, which has resulted in widespread protests in the region of Punjab and…

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Transnational Trafficking Ring Uncovered: SIA Raids 18 Srinagar Locations in Human Trafficking Case

Transnational Trafficking Ring Uncovered: SIA Raids 18 Srinagar Locations in Human Trafficking Case

The agency said there was alleged illegal trafficking of foreign nationals from Myanmar and Bangladesh State Investigation Agency of Kashmir on Thursday conducted searches at 18 locations in summer capital Srinagar to investigate a “trans-national” human trafficking case, the agency said. SIA sleuths carried out extensive searches across various parts of the city to investigate the “illegal trafficking” of foreign nationals from neighbouring countries into India “under the guise of employment” opportunities. “Special teams of the SIA aided by the Srinagar police started the searches in the early hours,” a…

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Woo the Voters: BJP Focuses on Minority Outreach and Central Scheme Promotion in Kashmir Valley

Woo the Voters: BJP Focuses on Minority Outreach and Central Scheme Promotion in Kashmir Valley

Former Jammu and Kashmir MLC Shahnaz Ganai on Monday joined the BJP, with the ruling party’s leaders lauding her work for the Scheduled Tribes and women in the region Ganai said the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi had done a lot of good work for people and she had been impressed with his policy of ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ Besides attacking Opposition and banking on Central Government schemes, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is focusing on social engineering in areas, which have remained out-of-bounds for the BJP in…

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Farooq Abdullah Summoned by ED for Questioning in J&K Cricket Association Probe

Farooq Abdullah Summoned by ED for Questioning in J&K Cricket Association Probe

A senior officer of the agency confirmed that Farooq has been asked to depose at the ED office in Srinagar on Tuesday The Enforcement Directorate (EC) has issued a fresh summons to National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah for questioning in a money-laundering case pertaining to the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA), official sources said Monday. A senior officer of the agency confirmed that Farooq has been asked to depose at the ED office in Srinagar on Tuesday. The 86-year-old politician was last called by the central agency in…

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Administrative Reshuffle in Jammu and Kashmir: 74 JKAS Officers Reassigned

Administrative Reshuffle in Jammu and Kashmir: 74 JKAS Officers Reassigned

Srinagar: The General Administration Department issued three separate orders for the immediate transfer and posting of 74 JKAS officers on Monday. Here is the list of Transfers: Ajaz Abdullah Saraf, JKAS, under orders of transfer Additional Registrar, Cooperatives, Kashmir, is posted as Additional Transport Commissioner, JK, against an available vacancy. Manzoor Ahmad Bhat, JKAS, Executive Director, JK Entrepreneurship Development Institute, is transferred and posted as Special Secretary in the office of Chief Electoral Officer, JK. Bashir Ahmad Wani, JKAS, Additional District Development Commissioner, Anantnag, is transferred and posted as Additional…

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Sunshine and Warmth Take Over Kashmir Valley: Sunny Spell Forecast Until Friday

Sunshine and Warmth Take Over Kashmir Valley: Sunny Spell Forecast Until Friday

Kashmir witnessed another sunny day on Saturday and the India Meteorological Department has predicted more sunny days in Kashmir till Friday. From past four to five days, Kashmir has been witnessing cold nights and sunny days. Another Western Disturbance will hit the Valley later this week. Experience Delhi’s rich history through a series of heritage walks with HT! Participate Now “The day temperature in Srinagar was 3.6 notches above normal and the minimum on previous night was minus 4.9 degrees Celsius, some 4.9 notches below normal,” a MeT official said.…

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J&K Leader Abdullah Open to Alliance with BJP on Certain Conditions, Claims Sajad Lone

J&K Leader Abdullah Open to Alliance with BJP on Certain Conditions, Claims Sajad Lone

Peoples Conference chairman Sajad Gani Lone has accused National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah of being desperate to ally with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Lone said Abdullah’s frequent recitations of ‘bhajans’ are not rooted in altruism but rather as a means to remind the BJP of their past camaraderie. “I genuinely believe that he is begging the BJP for an alliance,” Lone said. The statement has come in the wake of Farooq Abdullah’s recent appearance on a television show where he was seen singing ‘bhajans’. Abdullah has been vocal…

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Winter Woes Persist: Srinagar and Pahalgam Face Frigid Temperatures

Winter Woes Persist: Srinagar and Pahalgam Face Frigid Temperatures

The maximum day temperatures climbed 2 to 4 degrees above normal across the Himalayan valley on Friday, with mercury settling at 11.5 degrees Celsius in the summer capital Srinagar. Kashmir witnessed a sunny day on Friday while temperatures on the previous night plunged several degrees below normal, the Srinagar meteorological (MeT) centre said. The maximum day temperatures climbed 2 to 4 degrees above normal across the Himalayan valley on Friday, with mercury settling at 11.5 degrees Celsius in the summer capital Srinagar. Experience Delhi’s rich history through a series of…

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ST Status for Paharis: Lok Sabha Says Yes, But Jammu Raises Concerns

Proceedings of Lok Sabha gets adjourned

Bill also added Paddari Tribe, Gadda Brahman, and Koli communities to ST list; another Bill to include Valmiki community and synonyms in SC list was also passed Amid street protests led by the Scheduled Tribe Gujjar-Bakarwal community in Jammu against the inclusion of the Pahari Ethnic group in the Union Territory’s Scheduled Tribes list, Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the Bill to include this community in the UT’s ST list, with Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda categorically asserting that benefits meant for existing STs in the UT will not be…

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