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Infrastructure upgradation to augment power supply in border areas: Sham
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JAMMU, July 23: Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary today said that requisite steps are underway to provide transformers and other infrastructure to augment power supply in every village in Suchetgarh so that people don’t face any difficulty during the summer season. The Minister said this while addressing the gathering during a public grievance redressal camp at Suchetgarh. The villagers hailing from Rangpur Malana, Korotana Khurd, Dablehar, Kotli Rahiyaan, Sai Camp, Flora, Satriyan and other adjoining villages apprised the Minister that they are facing difficult situations due to power cuts and fluctuation in electricity supply. They demanded that existing transformers and electricity poles should be replaced with the new ones for augmenting power supply...
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Lal Singh pays tributes to Maharaja Pratap Singh on 167th birth anniversary
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REASI, July 23: General Zorawar Singh Memorial Committee observed 167th birth anniversary of Maharaja Pratap Singh at Reasi today. Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment Choudhary Lal Singh was the chief guest on the occasion. The Minister visited the birth place of Maharaja Pratap Singh at Court Complex Reasi and paid floral tributes to the late Maharaja. He also addressed a mega function at Sanjog Ghar which was organized by the Committee to celebrate the birth anniversary of Maharaja Pratap Singh.While speaking on the occasion Lal Singh exhorted upon the youth to follow the footsteps of late Maharaja and son of the soil to raise a better world to live in. He said that he was really a leader of commitment, dedication, honesty and pragmatic thinking. If we want to progress m...
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Nanda dedicates transformers to people of Sundrani, Seen Brahmana
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UDHAMPUR, July 23: Minister of State for Finance and Planning, Ajay Nanda inaugurated two transformers of 100 KVA and 63 KVA each at Sundrani and Seen Brahmana villages. While speaking on the occasion, Minister said that the government is making concerted efforts to improve basic amenities for the people and developing power infra to augment power supply is getting focused attention. Meanwhile, he also visited village Dhanoo and held a public meeting, during which the people of the area apprised him of their issues pertaining to augmenting water supply, roads and scarcity of staff in different educational institutions. The Minister gave a patient hearing to the problems and demands of the people and asked the concerned officers to resolve the genuine problems of the people at the earli...
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Women won't trek for potable water now: Priya
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KATHUA, July 23: In order to provide potable water to people of village Garnari in district Kathua and ease problems of women folk who had to trek miles to get water, Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Horticulture, Floriculture & Parks Priya Sethi today dedicated two hand pumps to the villagers. Speaking on the occasion, Priya Sethi said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is keen to raise socioeconomic status of people especially those living in rural areas . She said that providing better amenities to the rural households is getting focused attention and hand pumps are being provided to ensure access to potable water. The Minister said that the central and state government have initiated several welfare schemes for ensuring a better living standar...
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Saroori distributes solar lights among 120 families
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DRABSHALLA, Jul 23:Under remote village electrification scheme, Jammu and Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JKEDA) distributed 21 solar lights among residents of Sigdi village of Tehsil Mugalmaidan and 100 solar lights to different villages including Patnazi, Nali Bunjwah areas of district Kishtwar The solar lights were distributed during a function at Tehsil headquarter Drabshalla and at Sigdi where G. M Saroori MLA Inderwal was the chief guest on the occasion. Prominent among those Officials of JKEDA, RDD, CAPD, Revenue and local Congressmen were present on the occasion. While speaking on the occasion, Saroori stated that list of all those habitations which were not covered under RGGV scheme and are located at far off places have been proposed to be benefited by the solar lights and ...
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1,180 pilgrims leave for Amarnath
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JAMMU, July 22: A fresh batch of over 1,100 pilgrims left here on Saturday to perform the ongoing Amarnath Yatra. “Another batch of 1,180 pilgrims left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas at 3.40 a.m. in an escorted convoy of 43 vehicles for the Kashmir Valley,” he said. There were 787 males, 243 females and 150 sadhus (holy men) in the convoy. The pilgrimage to the Himalayan cave shrine that began on June 29, entered its 24th day on Saturday. The 40-day-long yatra will end on August 7 on ‘Shravan Purnima’ coinciding with the Raksha Bandhan festival. Every day the pilgrims have to start their journey early as no vehicles carrying pilgrims are allowed to cross the Jawahar Tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar highway after 3.30 PM due to security reasons. The precaution was taken to ensure that th...
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Hockey Association J&K
HC stays election of Forest Minister’s wife as President
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JAMMU, July 22 (JNF): High Court (HC) today stayed election of Forest Minister’s wife as President of Hockey Association Jammu and Kashmir. A suit has been filed by Romal Singh seeking declaration to the effect that the election of Kanta Andotra wife of Forest Minister Lal Singh as President, GS Bakshi as General Secretary, Sheikh Mehmood Maqbool as Senior Vice President, defendant Asima Ali & Ranbir Singh as Vice Presidents of Hockey Association Jammu and Kashmir is illegal. City Judge Jammu M S Manhas observed that from the perusal of material/documents on record and the averments made in the plaint, it revealed that applicants/plaintiffs have succeeded to make out a prima facie case in their favour and balance of convenience also lies in favour of the applicants/plaintiffs. Notice ...
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Riffat is new RD-SLR
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JAMMU, Jul 22: In a minor administrative reshuffle, Riffat Kohli has been posted as Regional Director, Survey and Land Records (ex-officio Settlement Officer), Jammu. According to GAD order, in the interest of administration, Kohli, KAS, presently awaiting orders of adjustment in the office of Divisional Commissioner, Jammu is posted as Regional Director, Survey and Land Records (ex-officio Settlement Officer), Jammu, against an available vacancy....
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Soldier killed in ceasefire violation in Sunderbani
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JAMMU, July 21: One soldier was killed and another injured as Pakistan troops violated the ceasefire in Rajouri district on Friday evening. A Jammu-based spokesman said the Pakistan army had initiated unprovoked firing on Indian Army posts in Sunderbani sector at around 6 PM, this evening. "The Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively," he said. In the exchange of fire, according to the army, Rifleman Jayadrath Singh was grievously injured and succumbed to his injuries. Another soldier reportedly suffered injuries. Singh, 28, is a resident of tehsil Deoband, District Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh. 28-year-old Rifleman was grievously injured in the attack and succumbed to his injuries before he could be given appropriate medical help. The ceasefire violation comes just after the g...
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3 Under Secys transferred
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JAMMU, July 21: State government has ordered transfers and posting of the under Secretaries here today. Firdous Hussain, Under Secretary to the Government, Housing and Urban Development Department, has been transferred and posted as Under Secretary to the Government, Science and Technology Department. Zahoor Ahmad Bhat, Administrative Officer, J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, has been transferred and posted as Under Secretary to the Government, Housing and Urban Development Department, vice Firdous Hussain. Hakim Riyaz-ul-Haq, Under Secretary to the Government, Social Welfare Department, has been transferred and posted as Under Secretary to the Government, Department of Forest, Environment and Ecology....
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1877 leave for Amarnath cave from Jammu
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JAMMU, July 20: The 21st batch of 1,877 pilgrims today left Jammu for the Amarnath cave shrine of Lord Shiva in South Kashmir Himalayas amid tight security. As many as 2,22,619 pilgrims have paid obeisance at the shrine in till last evening. With today's batch, a total of 62,160 pilgrims and sages have left Jammu for the pilgrimage in 21 batches since the yatra began from here on June 28. Escorted by the CRPF and the police, the batch consisting of 1360 males, 492 females with 25 Sadhus and Sadhvis left in a convoy of 40 vehicles for Baltal and Pahalgam base camps this morning, officials said. The government has mobilised a heavy security blanket of 35,000 to 40,000 troops including the police, the Army, the BSF and the CRPF. This year's yatra will be eight days shorter than the last...
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NC seeks immediate end to Indo-Pak hostilities; calls for peace
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POONCH, July 20: National Conference on Thursday sought immediate and amicable end to the Indo-Pak hostilities on the Line of Control, saying that the brunt of border shelling is solely being borne by the people of Jammu and Kashmir. “We sincerely hope that the two nations would eschew hostilities and work for an enabling environment for generations to lead a peaceful and dignified life”, Provincial President Devender Singh Rana said while addressing the people of Panchayat Qasba at the Zero Line, which is the country’s highest lane-prone area with maximum number of victims. National Conference leaders are the first to reach this forward village to have on the spot feel of suffering being faced by the people due to shelling. Rana said the dark shadows of hostilities have cost future o...
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Azad expresses regret at devastation caused by Doda cloudburst
Urges J&K govt for immediate relief
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JAMMU, July 20: Ghulam Nabi Azad, senior Congress leader and leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha has expressed deep sorrow and grief on the devastation caused by heavy rains and cloudburst in Thathri town of Doda district of Jammu & Kashmir which has resulted in death of six people and injuring dozens of civilians besides huge damage of several houses and shops. “My heart goes with the members of the families who have lost their kith and kins in the devastation and sympathize with the injured people” said Azad. Azad has urged the State Government of J&K and the District Administration to immediately arrange for relief and rehabilitation measures for the people of Thathri who have suffered on account of destruction caused due to cloudburst and to provide adequate compensation to the fami...
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Majid Wani grieved over loss of lives due to cloud burst in Thatri
Appeals govt to expedite rescue, relief operations
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DODA, July 20: Expressing great shock & grief over the loss of human lives, damages caused to public property and loss of live stocks, General Secretary J&KPCC and former R&B Minister Abdul Majid Wani and MLA Inderwal Ghulam Mohammad Saroori today asked the district administration to gear up the rescue and relief operations. Till now only six dead bodies have been recovered from debris of damaged houses and shops in Thathri town and moreover Doda Kishtwar Highway is also blocked due to the damaged roads. Apart from expediting rescue and search operations in Thathri town. The government authorities should also depute special rescue and relief teams to Gugara, Joura & adjoining areas of Kahra Bhadarwah, which also experienced cloud brust in the wee hours today and till now losses in thes...
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Farooq, Omar express grief over Thathri cloudburst tragedy
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JAMMU, July 20: National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah and Working President Omar Abdullah on Thursday expressed deep grief and shock over the tragic loss of human life in cloudburst at Thathri in Kishtwar district and conveyed their condolences to the bereaved families. Dr Abdullah and Omar Abdullah prayed for peace to the departed souls and wished speedy recovery to those injured in the natural calamity. They expressed solidarity with families who lost their dear ones in the tragedy and sought specialized treatment of all the injured. National Conference Provincial President Devender Singh Rana, MLC and former Minister Sajjad Ahmed Kichloo, Khalid Najeev Suharwardy Former Minister, Qazi- Jalal – Ud –Din Vice President, Brij Mohan Sharma Vice President and Shamim Ahmad Bhat...
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Bali urges people to treat public utilities as their own assets
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JAMMU, July 20: Minister for Health and Medical Education Bali Bhagat today urged upon the people to treat all public utilities as their own property for better upkeep and benefit of these vital assets. The Minister was speaking after dedicating a park to the public at Dharmal in Barnai developed by Department of Floriculture at the cost of Rs. 54.13 lakh. Bali Bhagat further said that the state government is working for the welfare of the common masses and stress is being given on developing assets for the public in all vital sectors. He urged the locals to help in maintenance of the park. He informed that a 100 bedded Primary Health Centre would be set up in Domana for providing better healthcare facilities to the people. While addressing the gathering, Priya Sethi said that the dep...
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Dy CM for cultural, intellectual engagement of youth
Felicitates Vrinda Gujral, Satyam Mehra
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JAMMU, July 20: Stressing on the importance of cultural and intellectual engagement of youth, Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh said involvement of children and youth in cultural activities helps in channelizing their energy towards a right perspective. The Deputy CM was speaking at the culminating day of four-day long “Celebrating Childhood” festival organised by Natrang at Abhinav Theatre, Jammu. During the programme, the Deputy CM felicitated two talented children from Jammu, Vrinda Gujral and Satyam Mehra, who proved their mettle in a talent show, Sabse Bada Kalakaar, telecasted on Sony TV. While addressing the gathering, the Deputy CM said Theatre imbibes confidence in children and motivates them to take any challenge head-on in life. The government has taken many path-breakin...
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Lal Singh urges people to become ‘Green Ambassadors’ in protecting environment
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KATHUA, July 20: In continuation with the plantation drive, kick started by the Minister for Forests, Environment and Ecology, Ch Lal Singh as part of the 68th Van Mahotsav celebration across the state, today number of forest species including medicinal, ornamental and fruit saplings were planted at Rehan, Atal Setu, Zero Morh, Barmargala and Jated areas of Basohli. While addressing the people, Ch Lal Singh said that he initiated the concept of making tree plantation a movement of the masses in celebration mode and it has become a popular celebration during each and every monsoon. When an individual plants a tree a bond is developed between them which inspires the person to take care of that plant, in this manner survival of the plant is ensured and objective of celebrating Van Mahotsav ...
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Agenda of Alliance envisages Unconditional Dialogue on Kashmir: Madni
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JAMMU, July 20: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has always upheld the significance of unconditional dialogue among the stake-holders as the means to resolve Kashmir imbroglio. Reacting to the statement of Union State Minister for Home in Parliament in which he has conditional dialogue with separatists “within constitution” PDP Vice President Mohammad Sartaj Madni said this amounts to closing the doors for negotiations. Madni said the statement is also against the spirit of Agenda of Alliance between PDP and BJP which recognize and envisages importance of an open dialogue. He said that conditioning dialogue on Kashmir also excludes Pakistan from the discourse. This position from Government of India again undermines the reality that without involving Pakistan no solution to Kashmir probl...
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Army pays tributes to two soldiers martyred in LoC attack
Dy CM anguished over death of JCO, Jawan
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JAMMU, July 19: The Army today paid homage to two of its gallant soldiers who embraced martyrdom in unprovoked firing by Pakistan at the Line of Control (LoC) in Naugam Sector of Kupwara and Nowshara Sector in Rajouri. In Srinagar Army today paid befitting tribute to its comrade who had attained martyrdom on 18 July 17 in Naugam Sector of Kupwara. In a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt, Lt Gen JS Sandhu, Chinar Corps Commander and all ranks, paid homage to the martyr on behalf of a proud nation. In a show of solidarity, officials of other security agencies also joined in paying their last respects to the martyr. Late Rifleman Bimal Sinjali sustained bullet injuries due to enemy fire from across the Line of Control while he was deployed at a forward post in Naugam Sector. He was provided immed...
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JKFFA pays tributes to martyrs, Amarnath pilgrims
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JAMMU, Jul 19: Jammu and Kashmir Freedom Fighters Association (JKFFA) today organized a programme at Dogra Shaurya Sthamb, Amphalla to pay tributes to the martyrs of security forces who have laid down their lives in the line of duty while protecting motherland in terror infested Jammu and Kashmir and Shri Amarnath pilgrims who lost their lives in terror attack and accident. The programme was organised under the chairmanship of JKFFA President Ved Gandotra which was graced by S Gajan Singh Khajuria as the chief guest. “We the people of Jammu and Kashmir salute security force personnel for their bravery as they fought with strong will for the cause of our nation,” Gandotra said while paying tributes to them. The members appealed to the people to shun path of violence and struggle for ma...
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Samridi Yogi adjudges winner in dance competition
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BHADERWAH, Jul 19: A dance and singing competition cum auditions , titled “Chenab Rockers”, was organised at Bhaderwah campus of Jammu University by Bounce on Beats dancing and singing academy here today. As many as 65 contestants participated in the event. Member Legislative Assembly, Bhaderwah Daleep Singh Parihar was the chief guest, while Rehana, Principal, Bounce on Beats academy Rehana , presided over the function. Samridi Yogi daughter of Birjesh yogi and Mitty yogi and grand daughter of Veteran leader Mast Bath Yogi adjudged the winner in the dance competition. The response of the talent show was overwhelming. The Principal said that in future such shows will be organized so that hidden talent of children can be extracted. Speaking on the occasion MLA Bhaderwah Daleep Singh Pa...
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PDP has given legitimacy to political set up in J&K: MLC
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KISHTWAR, July 19: Lambasting the opposition parties for their anti-people attitude and policies, Member Legislative Council (MLC) Firdous Tak has said that it is Peoples Democratic Party which has given legitimacy to the political setup in Jammu and Kashmir. “Today people talking about welfare of people and prosperity of state are actually responsible for the problems Jammu and Kashmir was facing. The political monopoly of National Conference and Congress created a political void and distrust on democratic setup leading to unrest and chaos”, Tak said while interacting with party workers during his day long tour of Palmar area here. “The creation of PDP created a political alternative in Jammu and Kashmir and with its peoples’ friendly policies and programmes the party was able to win b...
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Happenings on borders alarming, govt should come out of statement mode: MLA Mendhar
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MENDHAR, July 19: Member Legislative Assembly Mendhar and Senior National Conference leader Javed A Rana while terming ongoing border skirmishes as alarming has asked central government to come out of its statement mode and step forward for help of affected people. In a statement issued here, Rana said that since last couple of months, regular incidents of border firing are taking place and situation is getting alarming. "Border skirmishes have become a usual scene on LoC in Rajouri and Poonch where firing and shelling is taking place almost everyday and human lives are under continuous risk," he said. "We have already lost soldiers and many civilians in Poonch, Mendhar Balakote, Rajouri Tarkundi and Nowshera and the number is increasing which is an alarming situation," Rana said. Th...
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Mian Altaf for effective measures to de-escalate tension along border
Govt failed to provide relief to affected people in Poonch, Rajouri
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JAMMU, July 19: Senior National Conference leader and MLA Kangan Mian Altaf Ahmed has expressed shock and anguish over the prevailing situation along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement , Altaf condemned the incidents of heavy shelling along the Line of Control particularly in Poonch and Rajouri areas that has affected the people living in the twin districts. Mian Altaf said that belying the claims of the Centre and well as the state government that necessary steps like construction of underground bunkers, shifting of affected people to safer places by providing them land, the governments have done nothing for the affected people in last two years. “The administration has failed to provide any proper relief to the affected people as well” the statement added. Altaf demanded i...
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