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Tassaduq suggests health insurance cover for poor
JAMMU, Nov 24: In order to help the poor patients for bearing expenses on account of their treatment for serious ailments in the government as well as private sectors, Coordinator Chief Minister’s Grievances Cell Tassaduq Hussain Mufti has suggested the department of Health & Medical Education to consider devising an health insurance policy on the analogy of Rashtriya Swasth Bima Yojana (RSBY). In a letter written to the Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat, Tassaduq has that a large number of patients from weaker sections of society frequently approach the Chief Minister’s Grievance Cell for financial support for meeting the expenses for treatment of various life threatening diseases from within and outside the state, but there is no such provision to help such a huge nu...
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Joint Secy MGNREGA calls on CM
JAMMU, Nov 23: Joint secretary (MGNREGA), Union Ministry of Rural Development, Aparajita Sarangi, who has been on a visit of the state, called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today. During the meeting, the Joint Secretary apprised the Chief Minister of the impressions of her visit. She said she was happy to see that the assets created under MGNREGA in the state have been of the best quality in the country. She said she attended some Gram Sabhas and inspected some works in the rural areas and actually found how the works are prioritized and how these are executed. Sarangi informed the Chief Minister that MGNREGA is one of the top priority programmes of the central government for which the allocation has been raised from Rs 48000 Cr to Rs 54000 Cr this year and next year it is ...
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West Pak refugees to continue to get ration: Nirmal
JAMMU, Nov 23: The West Pak Refugees will continue to get ration as per the past precedence and ration coupons will be issued to the genuine beneficiaries so that adequate supply of ration and other related items are provided to them. This was decided at a meeting held here under the Chairmanship of Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh in which Minister for Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali was also present. Senior officers of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs and other departments attended the meeting. The meeting was informed that the total number of 19960 West Pak Refugees are being provided rations and other related items which include 2199 families in 88 villages of Kathua, 2051 in 75 villages of Bishnah, 1096 families in 82 villages of Hiranag...
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Those leaving arms to be brought back to mainstream: Nirmal
JAMMU, Nov 22: The Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh today said that those holding guns would be given answers in the same language but those leaving arms would be brought back to the mainstream. He was speaking on the sidelines of a function organised by the Bikram Singh Yadgar Committee in memory of late Lt Gen Bikram Singh who was killed on November 22, 1948. “Those holding guns will be given answers in the same language,” Singh said. “Those who want to leave the militancy and the gun culture and have not been involved in any crime, will be brought back to the mainstream. They will be treated in the same language,” he said. The security forces got huge successes against terrorism and separatism this year, the Deputy Chief Minister said, adding as a result of which the situation in...
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5 injured in Nashri tunnel accident
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BANIHAL, Nov 22: Five passengers Wednesday sustained injuries in a head-on collision between a car and a bus inside the 9.2 kilometres long Chenani Nashri tunnel on Jammu Srinagar National Highway. Reports said that the accident took place when a Swift car bearing registration number JK14E 2292 collided with a bus bearing registration number JK02 AS 1577 inside the tunnel this morning. Police rescued all the passengers and brought them to nearest hospital CHC Chenani for treatment. The condition of injured persons are said to be stable, said an official. The injured were shifted to CHC Chenani for treatment. “The injured are stable” said an official. The accident triggered a traffic jam on both sides of the 9.28 kilometre tunnel....
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India Today ‘State of the States’ ranking
J&K records 2nd highest growth rate in India during 2015-16
Ranks 2nd in Education, Environment & Cleanliness, 4th in inclusive development
JAMMU, Nov 20: Jammu and Kashmir ranked 2nd in the latest India Today annual ‘State of the States’ ranking at an impressive growth rate of 14.7 percent in 2015-16. The state has also been positioned itself at 11th in the overall ranking of large states. J&K has achieved 2nd ranking in other two key areas including Education and Environment. Launched in 2003, this annual exercise by India Today is based on objective data sourced from government and other authentic sources to gauge the performance of Indian states across various parameters such as economy, health, agriculture, education and infrastructure. Regarded as the gold standard in measuring the socio-economic performance of the states, the study reveals that Arunachal Pradesh has topped the growth ranking as ‘Fast and Furious’ m...
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Order of Precedence
Speaker for joint House panel to take holistic review
JAMMU, Nov 20: Speaker Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta today called for constitution of a Joint House Committee to take a holistic review of the `Order of Precedence’ to ensure privileges and protocol of the ministers, legislators and officers in the state. He also stressed on taking on board various stakeholders to seek their views for a comprehensive review of the issue. He, however, maintained that till the review process is completed the existing Order of Precedence should be followed in letter and spirit. In the said ‘Order (Warrant) of Precedence’, prepared by a four-member Cabinet Sub Committee (CSC) headed by the Deputy Chief Minister and which has created a war of nerves between him (Deputy Chief Minister) and the Speaker, the Union Ministers of State, Legislative Assembly...
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