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Governor inaugurates “J&K Literary and Cultural Festival”
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JAMMU, Feb 21: Governor NN Vohra inaugurated a 3 day ‘J&K Literary and Cultural Festival’ on the occasion of the ‘International Mother Tongue Day’, organized by the Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art Culture and Languages (JKAACL), here today. Governor, who is Patron of the JKAACL, complimented Dr. Azizi Hajini, Secretary JKAACL, and his colleagues for regularly organizing meaningful activities in the field of art and literature in all the three regions of the State. Lauding the organising of ‘J&K Literary and Cultural Festival’, Governor observed that such events are useful for promoting heritage and culture and urged that youth from high schools and colleges should be involved in such festivals. Governor observed that one can learn to appreciate the nuances of a society’s culture only ...
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Education minister reviews preparedness for board examinations
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JAMMU, eb 21: The Government has made stringent and coordinated arrangements to ensure smooth and fair conduct of board exams (Class 10 and class 12) annual for summer zone (Jammu) and Bi- annual for winter zone, (Kashmir Valley and areas of Jammu region). The annual examinations for the summer zone are starting from February 23 (class 12) and from Feb 26(class 10), while those for winter zone (Bi-annual) are scheduled from Feb 26 (Class 12) and from March 6 (class 10). The exams are being conducted under a well-coordinated plan by the JKBOSE involving Education Department, local civil and police administration. The information was given here at a high-level review meeting chaired by the Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari and co-chaired by Minister of state for Educati...
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Zulfkar reviews stock and supply position in Jammu
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JAMMU, Feb 21: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs and Tribal Affairs, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali today convened a meeting regarding NFSA and MMSFES to review stock and supply position in Jammu province. During the meeting, the Minister took a detailed review of the status of stock and supply position, allocation, lifting, distribution of essential commodities under PDS and directed the concerned authorities to put in place effective monitoring mechanism to ensure that ration distribution is further streamlined and made time bound. During the meeting, the Minister was informed that 2878797.64 quintal of wheat and rice was lifted from January 2017 to December 2017 and 2863140.59 quintal was distributed under NFSA Scheme in Jammu Division during the period. Similarly, 71271...
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Bali felicitates GMC doctors for launching first ever corneal transplantation surgery
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JAMMU, Feb 21: Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat along with Members of Jammu Chamber of Commerce & Industries today felicitated the team of doctors of GMC, Jammu for launching the corneal transplantation surgery in GMC. At function organized by the Chamber of Commerce & Industries at Chamber House here today, the team comprising, Prof & Head Ophthalmology Department, Dinesh Gupta, Dr Sanjay Kai, Associate Professor, Dr Anjali Manhas, Medical Officer and Urmil, Nurse were honoured for their rear achievement. The corneal transplantation surgery has been started in the GMC under the supervision of Dr Dinesh Gupta for the first time with the personal efforts and motivation by the Health Minister. The Minister complimented the team and wished them success in their future en...
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Govt keen to equip tourist spots with modern infra: Lal Singh
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JAMMU, Feb 21: Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment Choudhary Lal Singh has said that Surinsar and Mansar gardens are one of the finest tourist destinations in the state, adding that the Government is keen to equip such spots with modern infrastructural edifice to facilitate the tourist thronging these places from across the country. This was stated by the Minister while chairing a meeting of officers at Civil Secretariat, here today. Choudhary Lal Singh directed the wildlife department to purchase two steamers, one four-seater for Surinsar lake and other ten seater for Mansar lake, for anti-poaching activities. The Minister directed the officers to prepare a comprehensive plan for creating more tourist facilities at Thein Dam in Basholi, Jastrota Talab in Kathua, Mansar Lake ...
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Mir Zahoor for vibrant cooperative movement
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JAMMU, Feb 21: Minister of State for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, Cooperative, Mir Zahoor Ahmad called for collective efforts by all stakeholders to make cooperative movement a vibrant vocation in the state. “This will ensure employment generation for state’s skilled and unskilled youth thus giving a further fillip to state’s economic profile”, the Minister maintained. The Minister said this while interacting with the representatives of Jammu Women Credit Cooperative Limited who met him here today to apprise him of the problems being faced by them in running their branches and related issues. Highlighting the importance of cooperative movement, the Minister said that the sector has a huge potential and asked the field and cooperative agencies to make collective efforts for revival ...
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Are you not the CM of Udhampur? Harsh questions Mehbooba
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RAMNAGAR, Feb 21: With the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti having held pubic grievances camps in almost all Districts of the state, Harsh Dev Singh JKNPP Chairman today questioned the neglect of District Udhampur from the itinerary of the CM. He said that primarily being an opposition bastion, District Udhampur was being ignored in development and allied matters for political reasons with opposition workers also being harassed and terrorized. He said that with the BJP Ministers and its hostile leadership averse to the development needs and other genuine concerns of the District, the CM too seemed to have ignored the District at the behest of BJP. Are you not the CM of District Udhampur? Questioned Harsh to Mehbooba lodging his strong protest with regard to all round neglect of the 2nd lar...
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Present dispensation has taken series of measures for development of the state: PDP
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JAMMU, Feb 21: PDP senior leader Mufti Sajjad Hussain today said that PDP is the most credible political voice in the state and represents not only the aspiration of the people but also symbolizes accountability, transparency and able governance. He was addressing a party workers meeting of Halqa Anzullah of Anantnag Constituency today. Senior youth leader Imran Amin, Halqa Presidents including Fayaz Ahmad and other senior workers were also present on this occasion. Mufti said late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed developed an alternative narrative in the State and provide balm to the wounds of people with the launch of PDP and subsequently the government led by him in 2002 succeeded to a large extent in that. He said it was for the first time that the discourse in the State got changed to an e...
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HC sets aside life imprisonment of 3 murder accused
JAMMU, Feb 21(JNF):Division Bench of State High Court comprising Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed and Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur, while deciding 13 years old criminal appeal, Wednesday set-aside the life-imprisonment of three appellants and acquitted Ajeet Singh, Jagdish Kaur and Prem Singh. As per the prosecution version, material collected during investigation had established the complicity of the appellants in the commission of the murder of the deceased. They were arrested and subjected to interrogation. As per case of the prosecution, the motive for the crime was that the deceased had illicit relations with appellant Jagdish Kaur, but of late the deceased was attempting to establish illicit relations with the young daughter of Jagdish Kaur which was resented to by the appellants pr...
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Justice Sudhakar nominated as SLSA executive chairman
JAMMU, Feb 21(JNF): First Puisne Judge of J&K High Court Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar has been nominated as Executive Chairman of the State Legal Service Authority. Justice R Sudhakar was elevated to the Bench as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Madras on December 10, 2005 and as a Permanent Judge on April 20, 2007. In his career as a judge of the Madras High Court spreading over a decade he decided 26196 Main Cases and 32943 miscellaneous cases. A number of judgments delivered by him are reported in various Law Journals published in different parts of the country. On his transfer from the Madras High Court, Justice R Sudhakar took the oath of the office of a Judge of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on the April 18, 2016. According the order issued by Department of Law, Jus...
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JCU hosts maiden cultural, literary fest
Altaf Bukhari announces rechristening varsity as Tawi Cluster University
Priya calls for introducing advanced courses
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JAMMU, Feb 20: The government today rechristened Jammu Cluster University as Tawi Cluster University as the renaming was announced by the Minister for Education and Pro Chancellor of the Varsity, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari here at the inaugural function of varsity’s maiden 4-day cultural festival cum contest. The mega event- YuvTarang and the renaming coincides with the completion of one-year functioning of the varsity established under proviso of Srinagar and Jammu Cluster University Act 2016 under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme, RUSA (Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan) with five city colleges as its constituents. The event will witness inter college contests under three broad categories of performing arts, fine arts and literary abilities, Minister for Education and Pro Chancellor...
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Low intensity quake hits J&K
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JAMMU, Feb 20: A medium intensity earthquake measuring 3.3 on the Richter Scale today hit Jammu and Kashmir, an official of the MeT department said. The epicentre of the quake was in Jammu and Kashmir, he said. “Earthquake of magnitude 3.3 occurred at 12:41 pm today with epicentre in Jammu and Kashmir at a depth of five km,” he said. No damage to property or casualty was reported, police said....
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Navin Choudhary visits Lakhanpur Toll Plaza
Calls for leasing out of restaurant
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JAMMU, Feb 18: Principal Secretary Finance, Navin Kumar Choudhary today visited Toll Post Lakhanpur to take stock of the facilities there. He was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Excise, Vishesh Mahajan. Choudhary said that the Lakhanpur Toll Plaza is a gateway to Jammu and Kashmir and it has to be developed as a unique greeting spot for the people visiting the State. He went around the Toll Plaza to personally take stock of the facilities on the spot. He ordered immediate restoration of various structures and facilities at the Toll Plaza for which he assured adequate funds. He announced release of Rs 30 lakh for restoration of the library and gym at the Toll Post. The Principal Secretary Finance also called for outsourcing of the restaurant at the Toll Plaza so that it can be used ...
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NC Women Wing condemn BJP’s pro-rapist rally
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JAMMU, Feb 18:Provincial President of Women Wing Satwant Kaur Dogra today strongly condemned a pro-rapist rally led by a BJP leader in support of arrested SPO’s for alleged rape and murder of 8 years old girl in Kathua. Expressing shock and surprise over the uncalled for rally, Satwant said that a rapist has no race, caste or religion and BJP should refrain from giving religious color to this horrific crime. It is the first time in my life that I have seen a pro-rapist rally, this is really disturbing and a dangerous trend. “There is no religion in rape, when a rapist take a life in such a manner he is a killer and no personage or political party should protect him or allow him to hide behind his robes and seek absolution said Satwant. Provincial President said that it is the coll...
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Naeem hails CM for clearing air on CUK campus
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JAMMU, Feb 18: Minister for Works (R&B), Naeem Akhtar has welcomed the statement of the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti regarding relocating of the Central University Kashmir site within district Ganderbal. Akhtar said as has been made clear by the Chief Minister there is no proposal of shifting CUK campus from Ganderbal. He said as the Union Ministry of Human Resources Development has raised apprehensions over the feasibility of the existing CUK site near Tulmulla, the Government would explore alternative sites within the district for the University. He said some vested interests have spreading canards that the CUK is being shifted from Ganderbal which is totally wrong. The Minister said the Education Minister has also clarified in the Lower House during the recent Budget Session th...
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Govt to explore possibilities to tap tourism potential of Poonch: Tassaduq Mufti
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POONCH, Feb 18: Minister for Tourism, Tassaduq Mufti today said that government will explore every possibility to harness and tap the tourism potential of Peer-Panchal region with particular focus on promoting pilgrimage, heritage, leisure, and ecotourism in the border district of Poonch. He said that government is contemplating to identify some virgin areas and built required infrastructure in these places besides to enhance and upgrade existing tourist-related facilities in already established tourist places as leading tourist destination. The Minister said this during his extensive tour of some important places like Nangali Sahib Gurdawara and Sain Mira Bakash shrine at Guntrian. He said pilgrim tourism can be promoted manifold in these places by developing adequate infrastructure to...
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Chairman, Speaker attend Commonwealth Parl Asso Conf in Patna
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JAMMU, Feb 18: The Chairman Legislative Council, Haji Inayat Ali along with Speaker Assembly, Kavinder Gupta, Deputy Speaker Nazir Ahmad Gurezi and Secretary Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs today attended Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Conference at Patna Bihar as delegates to Indian Chapter of CPA. Among others the Chairperson CPA Emilia Lafika, Secretary General CPA Akbar Khan delegates from Uganda and Australia were attended the conference. The conference was inaugurated at Gyan Bhawan Patna by the Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar. After the inaugural function the conference continued at Legislative Assembly Bihar wherein Lokh Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan presided and MP Murli Manohar Joshi and Union Law Minister Ravi Shanker Prasad apprised the delegates on...
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Govt to prepare fresh list of houseless people: Abdul Haq
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JAMMU, Feb 18:Minister for Rural Development Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice, Abdul Haq Khan Sunday said that the government will prepare a fresh list of people who do not own a house so that their case can be recommended to the central government for Prime Minister’s Awas Yojna (PMAY)-Housing for All Scheme. In this regard, the Minister directed the officers of the department to call Gram Sabhas immediately and prepare a list of genuine and deserving families after consulting the people of the respective Panchayats so that the same can be recommended to the Government of India for grant of funds to them under PMAY for making houses. The minister said this while laying foundation stone of various houses to be constructed under PMAY in Samba district. During the tour to the district,...
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Abdul Haq inaugurates scores of roads, culverts in Reasi
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JAMMU, Feb 18: Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice,Abdul Haq Khan dedicated to the public various roads, culverts and paths constructed by the Department of Rural Development Department under various schemes including MGNREGS in Reasi District. The Minister was accompanied by Minster of State for Finance and Planning, Ajay Nanda, DC Reasi Reasi Paarsanna Ramaswamy, SP Reasi, ACD Reasi, SDM, BDOs and other senior officers of the district. He inaugurated more than a dozen tiled roads, culverts and paths at Thanda Pani , Moori, Mani Talai, Bhangal, Kotli , Simbal Chdwa. The roads have been constructed under MGNREGS and generated more than 10 thousand Person Days of work for the unemployed and unskilled youths of the area besides creation of durable assets in ...
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Ganga convenes public darbar at Data Talab
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JAMMU, Feb 18: Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Prakash Ganga held public darbar at Datta Talab. A good number of people drawn from different sections of the society met him and apprised him about their problems and grievances. People apprised him about unscheduled power cuts, less availability of ration, providing of drinking water facilities and other developmental issues. Besides that unemployed youth of the area urged upon the Minister to formulate a policy to attract the private sector for adjustment of unemployed youth in the Industries and manufacturing units. Ganga heard the grievances patiently and assured that whatever has been brought into his notice will be taken up with the concerned authorities for appropriate action. He also issued on spot direction to the co...
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Sham Choudhary convenes public grievance redressal camp
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JAMMU, Feb 8: Continuing his streak of holding public grievance redress camps at regular intervals, Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sham Lal Choudhary today listened to the grievances and concerns of the common masses during a public meeting at R.S. Pora. The people hailing from Mokha, Flora, , Grani, Nayi Basti, Khedyapur, Punjgrani, Devlea and other areas of Suchetgarh Constituency apprised the Minister about the problems being faced by them related to power supply, road connectivity, education, healthcare, sanitation and ration distribution. The villagers also demanded upgradation of transformers, replacement of electric poles, LT and HT wires, blacktopping of roads and construction of lanes and drains. The Minister gave all the deputations a patient hearing and assu...
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Spl Training Prog on J&K Pre-Conception & Pre-Natal Sex Selection/Determination (Prohibition & Regulation) Act organised
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JAMMU, Feb 18: J&K State Judicial Academy today organized day-long Special Training Programme on “The Jammu & Kashmir Pre-Conception & Pre-Natal Sex Selection/Determination (Prohibition & Regulation) Act, 2002” at J&K State Judicial Academy, Janipur here. The training programme was inaugurated by Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir alongwith Justice Alok Aradhe, Chairman, J&K State Judicial Academy and Justice Janak Raj Kotwal, Member, J&K State Judicial Academy. All the Chief Judicial Magistrates and Sub-Judges of Jammu Province participated in the programme. Proceedings were conducted by Mr. Abdul Rashid Malik, Director, J&K State Judicial Academy. In his introductory remarks, Director, State Judicial Academy extended warm welcome to Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir, Judge, High Court of J&K, Jus...
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Transfers, promotions in Agri Deptt ordered
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JAMMU, Feb 18: In a major decision, the department of Agriculture has promoted around 130 of its officers of sub divisional level and has been posted them across length and breadth of the state with the intension to intensify agricultural related activities. This decision has been taken by the department, keeping in view the seniority issue of the department which was lingering for the last 30 years. The Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura in a bid to streamline the department and address the grievances of the employees has initiated this exercise of promotions and postings to bring back more vibrancy in the functioning of the department. The move will also help in reaching out to farming community and will also help in effective implementation of the centrally sponsored...
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1 killed, 16 injured in separate incidents at Doda, Ramban
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BHADERWAH/ BANIHAL, Feb 15: One person was killed and sixteen injured in two separate incidents on Thursday at Bhaderwah and Banihal areas in Doda and Ramban district. An official said that the first incident occurred in the morning at Donadi in Bhaderwah when a cab skidded off the road and fell into a gorge. Police said that all the injured were later shifted to Thathri hospital, where from the two injured were referred to Doda district hospital for specialized treatment. Later, officials said that one of the injured identified as Jarnail Singh, 38 from Nagni succumbed to his injuries at the district hospital. The injured were identified as Fareed Ahmed and Karan Singh of Nagni, while Bhawan Singh, Alam Din, Syeda Begum and Nasreena Bano belonged to Parshalla. A case was registered...
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Surrendered militants’ rehab policy
Doda, Udhampur emerge as major beneficiaries
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JAMMU, Feb 15: Contrary to popular notion that majority of the surrendered militants, who got benefitted under Rehabilitation policy in last 14 years belonged to Kashmir, Jammu region has been the main beneficiary. Doda, Udhampur and Kishtwar were the three districts from Jammu region which comprised maximum number of cases finalized. Though from Kupwara, Baramulla and Baramulla were among Kashmir districts from where over 150 applications (clubbed tally of three districts) were received but majority of the cases were rejected. As per the government records, out of 219 total finalized cases, 85 cases were finalized from Doda district of Jammu region. In all, 125 cases (maximum cases) were received from Doda district against a total of 440 cases received from across the state, to be ...
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