The Government has accorded sanction to release of 15.33 crore under SDRF for clearing the liabilities on account of restoration works done in three regions of the State in wake of flash floods, cloudburst and hailstorm.

Heavy rain accompanied by high-velocity winds and a flash flood claimed nine lives and disrupted life in the Jammu region since last night.

KATHUA: District Development Board, Kathua which met here today under the chairmanship of Minister for Tourism and Culture, Nawang Rigzin Jora approved Rs. 8676.92 lakh district plan for the current financial year. The plan includes Rs. 5301.02 lakh as capital component and Rs. 3375.90 revenue component. Out of the capital component Rs. 2439.52 lakh is the loan component.

Sarpanches, panches to be involved in Bani tehsil

JAMMU, Minister for Public Health Engineering (PHE), Irrigation and Flood Control, Taj Mohi-ud-Din on Tuesday directed PHE authorities to increase the daily pumping duration to meet the requirement of potable water, and rationalize the supply as per requirements of each area.

The Minister issued the directions while chairing a high level meeting of functionaries of PHE, Irrigation and Flood C

Even as Chief Minister Omar Abdullah took up the issue of the Ranjit Sagar dam vis-

Receiving Stns, transformers developing snags frequently
JAMMU, Though several crores of rupees have been spent on the name of reforms in the power sector in Jammu and Kashmir during the past some years yet this important sector continues to be ailing with receiving stations, transformers and other components of distribution system failing to withstand the load during the summer months and develo

Due to heavy rain in the region, six people were killed in two separate incidents of house collapse in Doda district and Bishnah.

Stating that the Agriculture sector which had lost its 'glory' in the era of industrialisation, has been brought back into the focus of State's financial scenario, Minister for Agriculture, Gh.

By Gopal Sharma

JAMMU, Dec 26: Nearly 250 brick kilns in Kathua, Jammu and Samba districts of the Jammu region are consuming more than eight thousand trucks of green felled fire wood every year as the nexus of green wood smugglers and the key officials in the Forest and Revenue departments was galore in the region.

Despite the blanket ban on the green felling by the Supreme Court of India, t