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Mehbooba directs expediting works on River Chenab, undertaking plantation drive
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JAMMU, Mar 24: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today visited Akhnoor and Jorian and took an on the spot review of the pace of work on the flood protection works on Chenab river. The Chief Minister visited the villages of Sangrampora, Mairra and Gair to personally inspect the bunds and other protection structures being raised on the banks of Chenab River. Mehbooba Mufti, on the occasion, was informed that these flood protection works form part of a Rs. 195 crore comprehensive flood protection project covering 54 works on the river in the area. She was also informed that with the completion of these protection works not only would the people living on the two banks of the river be saved of floods, some 15 thousands kanals of land would also be retrieved annually which is usually washed awa...
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Mehbooba directs expediting works on River Chenab, undertaking plantation drive
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JAMMU, Mar 24: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today visited Akhnoor and Jorian and took an on the spot review of the pace of work on the flood protection works on Chenab river. The Chief Minister visited the villages of Sangrampora, Mairra and Gair to personally inspect the bunds and other protection structures being raised on the banks of Chenab River. Mehbooba Mufti, on the occasion, was informed that these flood protection works form part of a Rs. 195 crore comprehensive flood protection project covering 54 works on the river in the area. She was also informed that with the completion of these protection works not only would the people living on the two banks of the river be saved of floods, some 15 thousands kanals of land would also be retrieved annually which is usually washed awa...
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SSWB secures relaxation of norms for Crèche Centers in JK
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JAMMU, Mar 23: J&K State Social Welfare Board (SSWB) today said that the department has convinced Central Social Welfare Board (CSWB) to relax some conditions with regard to flow of funding of functional creche centers in the state run by various NGOs on the pattern of States of Assam and Meghalaya. Secretary SSWB in a press release issued here said the department has received a letter that mentions the decision taken in a meeting held under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Ministry of Women &Child Development, Government of India. “For all functional crèches institutions under Central Social Welfare Board that have complied with NITI Aayog portal (relaxation to be given for the states of Assam , Meghalaya and Jammu &Kashmir ), the grants may be released for the first three quarters of 2...
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Govt won’t allow encroachment of forests: Lal Singh
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RESAI, Mar 23: Minister for Forest, Environment and Ecology, Choudhary Lal Singh today said the Government won’t compromise on encroachments, asserting that the violators would be dealt strictly under law. The Minister said this during his tour to Reasi district of Jammu region, where he took stock of working of Forest department and its allied wings. The Minister directed officials to send formal notices to the stone crushers, brick kiln owners and cement factories who are yet to install scientific devices at their units to contain pollution. He also called upon officers to keep vigil on encroachments and dealt with the offenders under law. The Minister also met several delegations of civil society members and listened to their grievances. He informed the gathering that department has ...
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Power shut down
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JAMMU, Mar 23: In order to carry out the development works by IRCON International Ltd. under R-APDRP project, the power supply to Babliana and adjoining areas fed from 11 KV BL-3 feeder shall remain affected on March 24 from 10 am to 10 am to 02 pm. Similarly, the power supply to Satwari and adjoining areas fed from SA-3 feeder shall remain affected on March 24 and 26 from 10 am to 02 pm. Meanwhile, the power supply to Sohajana, Mandal, Filan, Kandwal, Surya Chak, Ganeshpur and adjoining area fed from 33 KV Canal to Chatha Line shall remain affected on March 24 and 26 from 10 am to 03 pm. Likewise, the power supply to Akhnoor Town, AK-I and II, PHE, Industry, Toll and Exchange fed from 11 KV AK-I, AK-II, PHE, Industry, Sohal and Exchange feeders shall remain affected on March 25 from ...
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Guv inaugurates seminar on “Kashmir Philosophy”
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JAMMU, Mar 23: Governor NN Vohra inaugurated “Kashmir Philosophy with Special Reference to Abhinavagupta”, a two day International Seminar which has been organized by the Centre for Comparative Religions and Civilizations at the Central University of Jammu, here today. The Governor welcomed the participants and complimented the University for organizing a seminar to discuss an important theme. He observed that Kashmir’s contribution to philosophical thought, spirituality, ethics and aesthetics is of tremendous significance as almost all of the ancient and medieval Indian aesthetics in Sanskrit originated and developed in Kashmir. Paying tributes to Acharya Abhinavagupta, an early medieval period philosopher of unparalleled versatility from Kashmir and a great synthesizer of varied stre...
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Efforts afoot to preserve, propagate Sanskrit: Dy CM
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JAMMU, Mar 23: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today said that the necessary efforts are afoot to preserve and propagate Sanskrit as it forms the basis of the Indian civilization and thought. The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at the annual day function of Rashtriya Sanskriti Sanasthan at Kotbalwal here. The Deputy Chief Minister said that Sanskrit forms the basis of Indian history and “we should all collectively ensure that it is propagated especially among the younger generation academicians and researchers, so that they will be able to connect themselves with the glorious past of India.” He said the ancient texts written in the language need to be comprehended and translated in a proper manner keeping in view the historical context and perspective of that age. Dr Singh ...
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Complete Rajouri Medical College work by June 2018: Zulfkar to PWD
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JAMMU, Mar 23: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Affairs Choudhary Zulfkar Ali on Thursday asked the executing agencies to expedite construction of Medical College Rajouri to make it operational by June next year. Speaking during at meeting convened to review developmental works carried out by Public Works (R&B) Department (PWD), along with Forest Department, the Minister said Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti is monitoring the project herself and is keen for its early completion. The Minister stressed upon the officers to ensure the college work which was started in January this year, is completed by June next year. He urged upon the executing agency that if required they should work in double shifts to complete the project within the stipulated timeframe. The Minister als...
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Speaker pays tributes to martyrs on Shaheedi Diwas
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JAMMU, Mar 23: Speaker, J&K Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta today urged the youth to become socially aware and combat social evils plaguing the society. Kavinder Gupta was speaking at a function organized to pay tributes to Indian Freedom martyrs Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev on the occasion of Shaheedi Diwas at Rainbow Public School, Rampura, Gandhi Nagar. Addressing a large gathering of students, the Speaker urged them to keep themselves informed about the existing social situation and do their part in combating many social evils prevalent in the society. Speaker further asked the students to learn from the life of freedom heroes who at a young age stood up to fight against growing oppression of India at the hands of British regime, believed in the idea of Independent India...
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CASH organises orientation workshop at JU
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JAMMU, Mar 23: A one day orientation workshop was organised on the topic “Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace” by the CASH (Committee Against Sexual Harassment), University of Jammu. Prof RD Sharma Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu was the chief guest, Prof Anju Bhasin, Vice Chancellor, Cluster University, Jammu was the guest of honour, Prof Meena Sharma Deptt of Chemistry, Chairperson, CASH University of Jammu, Prof. Arvind Jasrotia, Dean Faculty of law and Head deptt of law, Prof. Poonam Dhawan, Former Dean Academic Affairs and Director DLL and Prof. Pankaj Srivastva, Head, Deptt of Geology were also present on the occasion. In her welcome address, Prof Meena Sharma enlightened the audience with University policy on CASH and compared CASH policies with 2013 Act check list...
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Media can change public perception about generic medicines: Bali
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JAMMU, MARCH 23: Minister for Health and Medical Education Mr. Bali Baghat today said media can change people’s perception and motivate them to purchase generic drugs, which are available at affordable prices. The Minister was speaking at a function organized under Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushudhi Pariyojana here today. Pitching for promotion of generic drugs, he stressed that people have to update their knowledge how to differentiate between quality and sub-standard drugs. “Quality of medicines cannot be gauged by brand but how it is manufactured,” Mr. Baghat said. “The big challenge for us in Jammu and Kashmir is to make people understand that generic drugs are quality drugs and come in the market after passing all tests and approval of Drug and Food Controller Department. I be...
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PM likely to inaugurate Chenani-Nashri tunnel on Apr 2
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JAMMU, Mar 21: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi may inaugurate the much awaited Chenani-Nashri tunnel formally on April 2 in Udhampur district. ”The Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to arrive Udhampur on April 2 and will proceed for Chenani to inaugurate the mega project,” reliable sources said. If all goes well, the date of inauguration of the tunnel is almost final. Meanwhile the Chenani-Nashri tunnel, which was thrown open for week-long trial run has been closed for vehicular movement. Asia’s largest tunnel will cut down the distance between twin capital cities of Jammu and Kashmir state by around 30 kms and cut the travel time by at least 2 hours. Once thrown open the tunnel would also boost economic activity and tourism in the region....
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Achievers felicitated at CRDP award function: Singers, performers enthralled the audiences
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JAMMU, Mar 20: An award ceremony for achievers belonging to the different walks of life was held at SKICC by the Centre for Research and Development Policy (CRDP) on Sunday. The work and contribution of nineteen such achievers was acknowledged at the well-attended ceremony. A CRDP spokesman said the awardees were chosen through an elaborate process for the categories of Social Reform, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, Research, Literature, Craft, Innovation, Art, Media, Music, and Sports. This event was aimed at felicitating the people who have done exemplary work and contributed in different walks of life. The 19 awardees, whose names were selected after a rigorous process of inviting nominations for these categories were JavedAhmad Tak under the Social Reform category; Dr. MohdMuzafer K...
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Jashn-e-Kashmir Festival concludes at Tamil Nadu
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JAMMU, Mar 20: The 9-days Jashn-e-Kashmir Festival concluded with enthralled and memorable performance by J&K Folk Artists today at BHEL Community Centre Indoor Auditorium Hall, inside the campus of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Trechipullum, Tamil Nadu. The Mega Series of Jashn-e-Kashmir Festival at Tamil Nadu State organized by the J&K Academy of Art, Culture & Languages in collaboration with South Zone Cultural Centre (SZCC), Ministry of Culture, Government of India from March 12 to 19. While giving his presidential speech, Dr EN Sajith, Director SZCC, Tanjavur, highlights the important of this 9-Days colorful Jashn-E-Kashmir Festival in Tamil Nadu. He said that the aim of organizing such colorful folk festival in the southern most part of India is to understand & showca...
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Govt to do away with ‘no-detention’ policy
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JAMMU, Mar 20: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has decided to go ahead with reforms at elementary and secondary level exams by re-introducing “Detention Policy” at class 5th and Class 8th with provision for special remedial teachings for a period of 2-3 months during vacations. It further notified to do away with detention in Class 9th, entitling all students enrolled for Class 9th to appear in 10th Board examinations. As per a fresh order issued by the school education department the Government has decided to implement its previous order (Government Order No. 338-Edu of 2016 dated 16.9.2016) envisaging certain reforms in its detention policy. However, in view of High Court directions, issued in a petition filed by Private Schools Association seeking its quashment, the order would b...
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Governor, CM greet people on Nauroz
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JAMMU, Mar 20: Governor NN Vohra and Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti have greeted people on the auspicious occasion of Nauroz, which is also observed as World Arbour Day. In his message of felicitations, the Governor observed that this festival has important cultural and religious significance and appealed that one and all should join hands in planting trees for saving our rapidly deteriorating environment. The Governor hoped that this auspicious day would be the harbinger of peace, progress and prosperity in the State. In her message on the occasion, the Chief Minister hoped the festival, which she said has religious and cultural significance, becomes harbinger of peace, progress and prosperity for the people of Jammu and Kashmir. This day also marks the beginning of plantation seaso...
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NDS extends support to contractual lectures’ strike
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JAMMU, Mar 20: Nami Dogri Sanstha (NDS), Dogra Mandal, ACMAA, and All Artistes' Welfare Association organised a Kavi Ghoshti in honour and to support of contractual Lecturers Jammu who are on hunger strike since 33 days in front of press club. Seeing the deteriorated conditions of the contractual leactuers, a team of renowned poets and writers and social activists today joined them and presented compositions in support of their genuine voice to end hunger strike. Aarsh Om Dalmotra, Sham Talib, M S Kamra, Rampaul Dogra, Dr. Kamal Sharma, Ashok Sharma, Som Raj Taroch, Chaman Lal Sagoch, Yash Pal 'Yash', Advocate Dogra Harish Kaila, Dr. Chanchal Sharma, Randhir Singh Raipuria and others were also present on the occasion. Advocate Dogra Harish Kaila welcomed all participants. Yash Paul Yas...
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Ju holds Seminar on ‘Women’s Studies’
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JAMMU, Mar 20: The Centre for Women’s Studies, University of Jammu in collaboration with ICSSR , North -West Regional Centre, Chandigarh, organized a two day National Seminar on “Women’s Studies: Theories and Practice with Special Reference to Jammu Region” from March 20 to 21. The inaugural session of the seminar began today ( ie, 20th March) with a welcome note by Prof Suman Jamwal, the Director of the centre for women studies who welcomed the delegates and offered an overview of how the centre has grown, both in terms of academic and research since the days of its inception. In this context she pointed out how the Centre is constantly engaged in undertaking research in the local and trans-local context and have contributed to the generation and dissemination of ideas and concepts...
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BJP’s UP victory outcome of communal polarization: Tarigami
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JAMMU, Mar 20: CPI (M) senior leaders and MLA Kulgam, Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami Monday said that the recent landslide victory of BJP in the twin states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand, though not quite unexpected, is certainly a phenomenon which needs to be analyzed objectively. “While the corporate media and sections of political commentators describe the BJPs victory as a tectonic shift in Indian politics, some analysts distort the elements which went into the BJPs electoral success. The stern and undeniable fact is, that Prime Minister, Narindera Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah with their RSS brigade left no stone unturned in polarizing and communalizing the situation and tried their best to consolidate the Hindu vote and combined it with a wide range of caste coalition,” Tar...
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Ram Madhav to visit Jammu today
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JAMMU, Mar 17: Ahead of Lok Sabha polls on two seats in Kashmir Valley, BJP national general secretary and senior leader Ram Madhav will visit here tomorrow to hold deliberations with the party leadership. Madhav, who is also in-charge J&K Affairs, will meet the BJP leaders from the State and discuss polls strategy besides political scenario of the State in detail, sources here said. “Madhav will arrive here tomorrow morning and will chair meetings of BJP ministers, MLAs and cadre,” party sources said....
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Seminar on ‘Changing Dynamics of Indian Foreign Policy’ concludes at JU
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JAMMU, Mar 17: National Seminar on the “Changing Dynamics of Indian Foreign Policy” was concluded at the Seminar Hall of Department of Political Science with the Fourth technical session titled Indian Ocean, Climate Change and United States in India’s Foreign Policy. The Session was chaired by Professor KS Sidhu, Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala. In this session, Professor Baljit Singh, Convener of Seminar presented paper titled India’s Response to the Geopolitics of Indian Ocean in the 21st Century. Professor Rajpal Budania, Department of Political Science, University of Allahabad, Allahabad presented paper titled Transformation of India’s Strategic Engagement with the United States. Neetika Verma, Ph D. Scholar presented paper titled India’s...
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Inhabitants accord warm welcome to BMO
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JAMMU, Mar 17: A large number of prominent senior citizens today accorded warm welcome to Block Medical Officer Dr. Raghubir Singh for his posting in Block Basant Garh of district Udhampur and few days ago transferred in Sub Division Hospital Sunderbani district Rajouri. Today, BMO reached in Sunderbani for assuming the charge where hundreds of people including senior citizens, NGOs like Singh Youth Club, Helping Hands and Anmol Cultural Club who waiting for welcome the BMO. BMO while addressing to gathering appreciated their respond and according warm welcome before my joining as BMO and said that it is all due to present government’s policy related to healthcare treatment to people of the state. He also assured to provide quality healthcare facilities to the people from our staff at ...
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