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Plea to ban loudspeakers of religious institutions in HC – Jammu Voice

The Delhi High Court today sought the responses of the Centre and the Delhi government on a plea seeking a ban on loudspeakers atop religious structures in the national capital. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar issued notice to the Centre, the city …

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Five KAS officers, 6 ACDs transferred – Jammu Voice

JAMMU: The State Government on Thursday transferred five KAS officers. According to GAD order, Pradeep Kumar, KAS, Secretary, J&K State Information Commission, has been transferred and posted as Special Secretary, Planning, Development and Monitoring Department; Ashok Kumar Pandita, KAS, Programme Officer, ICDS CTN Project, Ramban as Secretary, J&K State Information …

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Want to ‘hive off’ Yamuna Expressway project, Jaypee tells SC – Jammu Voice

The embattled Jaypee group on Friday informed the Supreme Court that it wanted to “hive off” the multi-crore Yamuna Expressway in order to generate money. Jaypee Associates told the apex court that it had an offer worth Rs 2,500 crore and sought permission to give the project to another party. …

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J&K bank looted by gunmen in Shopian, 2nd incident in 24 hrs – Jammu Voice

Unidentified gunmen on Friday looted a branch of Jammu and Kashmir Bank (JKB) in Shopian district, official sources said. This is the second incident in less than 24 hours in south Kashmir where around Rs 5 lakh was robbed from a JKB at Marhama of Bijbehara in Anantnag on Thursday. …

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J&K Police to organise Diwali Mela on Oct 15, 16 – Jammu Voice

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Police will be organising first ever Diwali mela in Jammu on October 15 and 16. “A two-day Diwali Mela is going to be organised on October 15 and 16 at Gulshan Ground,” Shafqat Watali, IGP Armed on Thursday said. He said that Deputy Chief Minister Dr …

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Jawan, porter killed, six injured at LoC – Jammu Voice

JAMMU: An Army jawan and a porter attained martyrdom while six other including five soldiers and a porter sustained bullet and splinter injuries, as Pakistani troops fired small arms on forward areas along the Line of Control in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch. The PRO Northern Command, Col NN Joshi …

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Bus stand shopkeepers protest against JDA, observe bandh – Jammu Voice News

Jammu : The entire market at General Bus Stand Jammu today remained closed as shopkeepers held a strong protest demonstration against yestreday’s anti-encroachment drive of Jammu Development Authority (JDA) during which the tin sheds and other encroachments were removed. The shopkeepers, yesterday also, had protested against the JDA’s drive maintaining that …

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249 Gujjar families in Jammu stare at third ‘forced’ migration – Jammu Voice News

Jammu : During the past four decades, scores of nomadic Gujjar families have been asked by the state government to relocate from the places where they had just begun to settle down. Now, they have again been asked to vacate a settlement. As many as 249 Gujjar families face eviction from …

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Over 200 families in Kishtwar to be hit by Kiru, Kwar hydel projects – Jammu Voice

Jammu, Two upcoming mega hydel projects — 624 MW Kiru hydroelectric project and 540 MW Kwar hydroelectric project — over the Chenab river in the mountainous Kishtwar district will affect over 200 families whose land will be acquired for these. Though they will get financial assistance, there is no provision …

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Two held with 83 kg of poppy in Jammu – Jammu Voice News

JAMMU: Two people were today arrested and 83 kg of poppy seized from their possession in the outskirts of the city, a police official said. A police party stopped a bus on its way to Jammu from Srinagar at toll plaza in Nagrota, the official said. A case has been …

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