Jammu people be ready for 'decisive battle' over AIIMS: Congress

 Extending its support to 72-hour-long bandh call from June 19 in Jammu, Congress on Wednesday asked the people of the city to get ready for "decisive battle" over the demand of setting up of AIIMS in the region.

Congress sees mid-term polls in Jammu and Kashmir

Congress on Friday attacked the BJP for "allowing" the release of separatist leaders like Masarat Alam in Jammu and Kashmir and claimed that the state will witness mid-term polls within a year.

BJP working on Hurriyat agenda in Jammu and Kashmir: Congress

By not forming the government in spite of getting a mandate, BJP was "hijacking" the agenda of Kashmir-based separatists aimed at creating political instability in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress on Sunday alleged.

J&K polls: 'Congress' agenda is development and performance'

Asserting that development and performance is his agenda, Congress candidate from Akhnoor and sitting MLA from the seat Sham Lal Sharma on Thursday said he is seeking votes on the basis of the work done by him in the constituency.

Minister resigns in Jammu and Kashmir

Sham Lal Sharma, senior Congress leader and Jammu and Kashmir minister for public health engineering, irrigation and flood control, has quit.

J&K govt to ensure equitable development of regions: Minister

The Omar Abdullah government is determined to ensure equitable development of all regions in the state, minister Sham Lal Sharma said on Sunday.

APMCC seeks Congress` help for passage of Kashmir temple Bill

All Parties Migrants Coordination Committee (APMCC) organisation of Kashmiri Pandits met Congress minister Sham Lal Sharma and sought passage of Kashmir Temples and Shrines Management Bill.

J&K govt proposes project for Chenab beautification

Jammu and Kashmir government has conceived a comprehensive proposal for beautification and channelisation of river Chenab.

‘Must ensure that Congress is in position to dictate terms’

With an eye on the 2014 Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress asked its workers to put in necessary efforts at panchayat and block levels to ensure that the party is in a position to "dictate terms".

‘Need to revisit policy on use of non-lethal weapons’

Under attack by the opposition for disarming of Police and CRPF personnel under Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) on use of non-lethal weaponary in the Valley.

J&K govt dedicates 2013 to daughters

The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to dedicate the year 2013 to daughters and observe it as `Save the Girl Child` year.

J&K govt to improve health care

J&K govt is contemplating setting up an independent corporation for procuring equipment and medicines for government hospitals.

J&K Govt to issue calendar for civic polls shortly

The Jammu and Kashmir government has said it is committed to hold local body elections in the state during this calendar year.

Amarnath yatra: J&K Health Minister visits pilgrim camps

A team led by Jammu and Kashmir Health Minister Sham Lal Sharma visited pilgrim camps to review medical facilities provided to them.

Strict measures to curb pre-natal sex determination: Minister

Voicing concern over the declining
female sex ratio in J-K, Minister for Health and Family
Welfare Sham Lal Sharma said effective measures will be
taken to curb pre-natal sex determination tests.

J&K Cong defends Sharma`s `azadi` comments

J&K Congress strongly defended its leader and health Minister Sham Lal Sharma over his controversial `azadi for Kashmir` remarks.

‘If autonomy for Kashmir, Jammu be separate state’

A Congress minister said there should be a separate state for Jammu if there is talk of greater autonomy for Kashmir.