BDC Elections: 1065 candidates in fray after withdrawal of nominations

27 elected unopposed as Chairpersons

BDC Elections: 1065 candidates in fray after withdrawal of nominations

SRINAGAR: After the final withdrawal of nomination papers, 1065 candidates are in fray for the elections of Chairpersons for the Block Development Councils (BDCs) in Jammu and Kashmir to be held on 24th of October, 2019. According to the data made available by the office of the Election Authority J&K Panchayati Raj Act 1989 (Chief […]

CSCs to provide electoral services from Aug 8

New Delhi, Aug 4: Common service centres, engaged in delivering government services to public, will start offering electoral registration and other services under the Election Commission from August 8, an official said on Sunday. The Election Commission has already directed chief electoral officers of all states to engage CSCs for electors verification programme. “We have […]

Ticket-checking to be lenient for next 48 hrs on trains leaving Jammu, Udhampur, Katra

New Delhi, Aug 4: The railways has decided that ticket-checking will be lenient on trains leaving Jammu, Udhampur and Katra for the next 48 hours, sources said. This will enable scores of passengers, especially Amarnath pilgrims, to leave Jammu and Kashmir even without holding reserved tickets, after the state administration’s orders cancelling the pilgrimage. “The […]

Pashmina products receive BIS certification

New Delhi, Aug 2: Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has published an Indian Standard for identification, marking and labelling of Pashmina products to certify its purity. The Standard is being released in Leh, today. In a message Union Minister of Textiles and Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani said that the certification will help […]

Masoodi calls for strengthening Child Protection structures

Calls for holistic approach involving all stakeholders in Child Protection New Delhi, Aug 2: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference National Conference senior leader and Member of Parliament Hasnain Masoodi on Friday called for strengthening Child Protection Structures like Child Welfare Committees and District Child While participating in debate in the Lok Sabha on POCSO Amendment […]

Babri Masjid case: SC to commence day-to-day hearing from Aug 6

New Delhi, Aug 2: The Supreme Court Friday ordered day-to-day hearing from August 6 of the politically sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case after noting that mediation proceedings to resolve the dispute amicably have failed. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took note of the report of the three member […]

HDFC Bank to offer banking services to small traders

Jaipur, Jul 25: HDFC Bank today signed an MoU with CSC eGovernance Services India Limited and Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) to offer a full range of banking products and services to all CAIT members. CAIT is a leading advocate for small traders and businesses in India, with around 6 crore members. This first-of-its […]

18 states including JK have completely banned plastic bags: CPCB to NGT

New Delhi, Jul 24: Eighteen states have imposed complete ban on plastic carry-bags, while five other states have imposed partial prohibition at religious and historical places, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has told the National Green Tribunal. The apex pollution monitoring body has also informed the NGT that action plan for Plastic Waste Management […]

UGC may allow pursuing multiple degrees simultaneously

New Delhi, Jul 21: Students might soon be able to pursue multiple degrees simultaneously from different universities or the same university, with the University Grants Commission (UGC) studying the feasibility of the idea. The UGC has set up a panel headed by its Vice Chairman Bhushan Patwardhan to examine the issue of pursuing two degree […]

Sheila Dikshit cremated, hundreds pay tribute

New Delhi, Jul 21: The mortal remains of former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit were consigned to flames on Sunday, with colleagues, Congress workers and admirers braving heavy rains and gusty winds bid her final farewell. The 81-year-old Congress veteran, who died on Saturday due to cardiac arrest, was cremated with full state honours at […]

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