January 13th, 2013

Pak fires at 8 Indian posts in Poonch

JAMMU: In yet another ceasefire violation, Pakistan on Saturday fired heavily and targeted eight Indian posts along the Line of Control in Poonch.
“In the last 48 hours, Pakistan six times violated the truce by firing on Indian posts along the LoC in Krishna Ghati Sector of Poonch,” official sources here said.They said the Indian side also retaliated.
“The firing started at around 0830 hrs and was continuing,” they said, adding that no incident of any injury, casualty or damage to any property has been reported so far.
Pakistani soldiers on January 8 in a ‘provocative’ attack, crossed into Indian territory in Poonch sector and ambushed an Indian patrol killing two soldiers and the body of one of them was ‘mutilated’.

Terrorists shot at Woman panchyat member
SRINAGAR: A gunman shot at and critically wounded a woman at Hardashiva Sopore in north Kashmir district of Baramulla, where a Sarpanch was killed yesterday.
Official sources said that gunman fired upon Zoona (panchyat member) at Hardashiva Sopore this  evening.
She was rushed to a local hospital from where she was referred to S K Institute of Medial Sciences in a critical condition.
Yesterday, gunmen shot dead Sarpanch Habibullah Mir at Bomai Sopore.

Lakhapur Toll Plaza to be inaugurated today
LAKHANPUR: The Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Abdul Rahim Rather on Saturday gave final touches to the grand inaugural function of the Rs. 42.50 crore new Toll Plaza at Lakhapur, which is being dedicated to the people of the state by the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday.Accompanied by the Commissioner Commercial Taxes, Kifayat Rizvi, Excise Commissioner, Vineeta Gupta and District Development Commissioner, Kathua, Zahida Khan, the minister inspected various wings of the new Toll Plaza including weigh bridges, public grievances hall, main office block and parking lot for 240 trucks at a time and said that Toll Plaza has been constructed on fast track basis to make both vehicular movement and tax collection mechanism hassle free. He said in view of the great importance of tax collection in resource mobilization, the completion of this prestigious project is vital for the growth and development of the State.
Rather said the completion of the project is a big leap forward towards modernization and automation of Toll collection system. He said Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was very keen to see this dream project fulfilled as early as possible adding that commissioning of the New Toll Plaza will be a historic and revolutionary step of the coalition government to provide hassle free delivery of services to all the stake holders under one roof as both Excise Toll Post as well as Commercial Tax Post has now been housed in the same complex for better coordination and reduction in goods clearance time.
The minister was informed that the revenue realization on account of toll during 2011-12 has been Rs. 306.23 crore as compared to Rs. 249.82 crores during 2010-2011 registering a growth of 22.58 per cent. The import and export of taxable goods during last fiscal has been of the value of Rs. 28,924 crores and Rs. 12,369 crores respectively.

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