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Rakh-i-Arth being developed at Rs 400 Cr: Dy CM

Work on Jammu-Srinagar sewerage project costing Rs 262 Cr on swift pace Rs 55 Cr earmarked for slum clearance in Jammu & Srinagar
With vigorous and round the clock work Housing and Urban Development Department has succeeded in developing first phase of Rakh-i- Arth where Dal and Nageen Dwellers are being shifted. At present the department is ready to settle 1000 families and work is on accelerated pace to rehabilitate 4600 families very soon. This was revealed to the Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Tara Chand who chaired a high level officers meeting convened to review the projects taken under Housing and Urban Development Department (H&UDD) here today. In the meeting threadbare discussions were held on the achievements registered under Jawahar Lal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) which include schemes taken like Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns (UIDSSMT), Integrated Housing and Slum Development Programme, (IHSDP) and Basic Service for Urban Poor…

Multi-crore Waqf scandal likely to unveil faces of bigwigs

Clandestine backdoor appointments’ scandal: 4-5 persons appointed from one family Since the time scandals and bungling of Muslim Waqf Board have been detected, startling revelations have come to fore about frauds committed by bigwigs of main Opposition party, which during their own management time, resorted to multi-crore fraudulent execution of works without tenders. Highly-placed sources revealed that nearly 400 backdoor appointments have been established, majority out of which are of those persons who are close relatives of the members of the previous Board, closely associated with this particular party. The investigations have revealed that 4-5 persons were appointed from one family alone. Purchase of 33 safes without undertaking proper tendering procedure has also been discovered, sources said, adding that the status report of the Probe Committee, once it becomes public, will ruffle many feathers in this political party. People of the State, especially those in Kashmir valley, a…