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Rajouri terror strike aftermath; VDCs rechristened as VDGs
1/6/2023 11:07:16 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 6: In the wake of the recent terror strike in Rajauri that left half a dozen civilians dead, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has started the revival of Village Defence Committees on modern lines and with a new branding. Whereas previously it was Village Defence Committee, official sources said, now onwards it will be Village Defence Groups while its members will be designated as Village Defence Guards or VDG. Official sources said: “Once commissioned formally, the (VI category) who shall be leading/ coordinating the VDG would be paid Rs 4,500 per month and other persons (V2 category) who are members of these VDGs on a voluntary basis will be paid a uniform rate of Rs 4,000 per month.” While the arms training has commenced in Rajauri district of Jammu, some of the ex-servicemen are imparting training to the volunteers who have pledged to weed out terrorism from the region. It’s pertinent to mention that during the peak of terrorism in the 1990s, 4,125 VDCs existed in J&K. The VDCs had played a significant role in assisting the forces ...
J&K Govt reshuffles Police Deptt, 74 officers transferred
1/6/2023 11:07:06 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Jan 6: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday ordered a major reshuffle in police with 74 officers transferred in the interest of the administration with immediate effect. According to a government order, Garib Dass, IPS (AGMUT: 1997), Commissioner Civil Military Liaison, holding additional charge of Director SKPA, has been transferred and posted as Director SKPA, Udhampur, against an available vacancy. Vivek Gupta, IPS (AGMUT: 2007), DIG Traffic, Jammu, holding additional Charge of DIG Jammu-Samba-Kathua Range, has been transferred and posted as DIG North Kashmir Range, Baramulla, vice Udayabhaskar Billa (AGMUT: 2008), IPS, who has been relieved with im...
PM Modi chairs National Conference of Chief Secretaries
1/6/2023 11:06:06 PM
Agencies New Delhi, Jan 6: Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the national conference of Chief Secretaries focused on achieving rapid and sustained economic growth in partnership with the states, in the national capital today. The three-day conference began yesterday. The idea behind this conference is that cooperative federalism, through Central Ministries and departments working together with States in seamless coordination, is an essential pillar for the development and progress of New India. With this vision in mind, PM Modi conceptualised this conference, which was held for the first time in June 2022 in Dharamshala. This year, the National Conference of Chief Secretarie...
Kashmir may get rain, snow in next 2 days
1/6/2023 11:05:59 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Jan 6: Severe cold conditions continued even a slight improvement in night temperature on Friday as Meteorological Department forecast mainly dry weather over Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours and scattered to fairly widespread light to moderate rain/snow during the next 48 hours. Two back to back Western Disturbances in quick succession to affect Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh can cause light rain and snow at one or two places from Friday, Faizan Arif an independent Weather observer said. He said cloudy weather with light rain/snow will occur at one or two places while light rain/snow at a few places (mostly towards night) on January 7. On January 8...
Not a setback for DPAP: Azad on his old colleagues rejoining Cong
1/6/2023 11:05:52 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Jan 6: The leaders from Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP) returning to the Congress fold was not a setback for the newly formed party, its chairman Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Friday, and wished his old colleagues well. Seventeen leaders of the DPAP, including ex-deputy chief minister Tara Chand and ex-PCC chief Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed, on Friday rejoined the Congress in New Delhi. “It is not a setback because all three of them have no constituency. I wish them well, I will not say anything against them as they have been my old colleagues,” Azad told reporters here He was referring to Chand, Sayeed and Thakur Balwan Singh. Azad said when the deli...
Defence Minister visits Naval Air Station in Andamans
1/6/2023 11:05:46 PM
Agencies Port Blair, Jan 4: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Friday visited INS Baaz, the Indian naval air station under the joint services Andaman and Nicobar Command of the Indian Armed Forces, at Campbell Bay in Great Nicobar Island, Press Trust of India reported quoting defence sources. He was accompanied by Lieutenant General Ajai Singh AVSM, the commander-in-chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN), and interacted with the troops there. Mr Singh's visit and his interaction with the troops assume importance in light of the growing influence of China in the Indian Ocean region. INS Baaz overlooks the Strait of Malacca, the sea route through which the majority of Chinese im...
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