Jammu traders write to Modi over state BJP’s ‘Silence’ on GST

Urge Central leadership to intervene; threaten agitation In a major embarrassment for the ruling alliance partner, BJP, Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry Jammu (JCCI) today shot off a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah questioning the “utter silence” of the party’s state unit on the GST implementation in J&K from July 1. The JCCI made it clear that the traders and the business community were perplexed and utter confusion that being the ruling coalition partner in the state, the BJP unit of J&K…

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3rd Intl Yoga Day observed across Jammu, Rain fails to dampen fervour

On 3rd International Yoga Day today, incessant rain played a spoilsport but it failed to dampen the spirit of the participants. Various departments, organisations and educational institutes had organised yoga sessions this morning, in which participants performed asanas to stay mentally and physically fit. The International Yoga Day Coordination Committee, Jammu, in collaboration with the AYUSH Department today celebrated the day at Brahman Sabha, Parade. The venue for the event was Mini Stadium but due to continuous rain, it was shifted to nearby Brahman Sabha. Union Minister of State Jitendra…

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Pre-monsoon rain exposes poor sewerage across Jammu city

Pre-monsoon rain in Jammu has exposed the much-hyped underground sewerage system laid under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission as overflowing manholes spilled dirty water on the roads. The project executed by the National Building Construction Corporation and the Economic Reconstruction Agency has been facing problems from the onset. Jammu received about 47 mm of rain during the past 24 hours which led to waterlogging in several low-lying areas of the city despite functional sewerage line. Residents in several localities in the city demanded investigation against the executing agencies…

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Jammu gets lion’s share in allocation of funds under MGNREGA

Rural Development Schemes-I Jammu division has walked away with the lion’s share in allocation of funds under the union Rural Development Ministry monitored Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) during 2016-17. As per official documents, Jammu division has been allocated 44 percent more funds as compared to the valley under the MGNREGA by union RRD. The 10 districts of Jammu division had been allocated Rs 326.62 crores during 2016-17 as compared to Rs 217.73 crores for 10 districts of Kashmir and twin districts of Ladakh region during the…

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Jammu Federation of Industries raises concerns over GST implementation

A delegation of the Federation of Industries, Jammu, today called on the Minister for Industries & Commerce, Chander Prakash Ganga, to apprise him of the concerns of the industries’ sector in the state in view of the application of the Goods & Services Tax (GST) in the country from July 1 this year. The delegation apprised the minister that the industrial units in Jammu have slowed down their production and that there is uncertainty about how the raw material will be brought into the state and finished goods dispatched from…

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Displaced Kashmiri Pandits demand regular supply of ration

Displaced Kashmiri Pandits today accused the PDP-BJP coalition of denying ration to relief-holders staying in camps at Jagti, Muthi, Nagrota and Purkhoo. A delegation of Jagti Tenement Committee (JTC) met Relief Commissioner (Migrants) YP Suman and apprised him of the problems being faced by relief-holders who had not got ration for the past over three months. “Relief-holders residing in camps and other places have not been supplied ration in April, May and June which is a matter of concern. The government is totally apathetic towards our problems and has failed…

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Chenani-Nashri tunnel impacts footfall in Patnitop?

The country’s longest surface tunnel — the 9.2-km Chenani-Nashri tunnel — has come as a boon for travellers, but it could have an adverse impact on the tourism sector in Patnitop area in Udhampur district of Jammu region, with Kashmir and Ladakh-bound tourists skipping the popular hill station for a stopover. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated the 31-km tunnel on April 2. It has cut short the travel time between Jammu and Srinagar by two hours, bypassing Patnitop, which has some 65 hotels, cottages and guest houses. Where the…

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Pre-monsoon showers bring respite from heat across Jammu region

The pre-monsoon showers this morning brought the temperature down, giving some respite to the residents here from the scorching heat. The meteorological department has said the pre-monsoon shower in the state is a signal of a healthy monsoon season this year. The department has predicted rain for the next three days in the state. The pre-monsoon current accompanied by a western disturbance was responsible for rain in the state this morning. The rain is expected to continue till Thursday. “We call this rain a pre-monsoon shower, which a good signal…

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Jammu Muslims seek protection, Action against miscreants

Muslims holding protest outside Ustad Mohalla Masjid in Old Jammu City after Friday prayers against ‘provocative slogans’ of miscreants last night. The protesters demanded stern action against the miscreants who shouted provocative slogans calling Muslims to come and fight them. They also sought security in minority areas. The incident happened last night when Muslims were in Masjid for Traveeh. Some bikers shouted provocative slogans against Muslims, and also challenged them to come out of Masjid and fight them. The frightened the community members went to police station Pacca Danga but…

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Kishtwar to observe shutdown tomorrow against GST implementation

Shutdown has been called in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow against the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST). Imam Jamia Masjid Kishtwar, Farooq Ahmed Kitchloo said that people in the Chenab Valley supported the shutdown call issued by traders’ bodies in Kashmir against the tax regime. He appealed to the traders to observe a complete shutdown to register protest against the implementation of the tax regime.

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