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Adopt a holistic approach in Kashmir: G H Mir
‘There is need to change attitude towards people’
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AMMU, Apr 28: Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Party Nationalist (DPN) President Ghulam Hassan Mir has asked the state and the central governments to rethink on their aggressive approach toward Kashmir and asked them to involve an inclusive approach in which all the political and civil society groups are made part of the holistic approach to deal with the grim situation in the Valley. In a statement issued, Ghulam Hassan Mir said, “there is a need to change the attitude and approach toward the people as both the civilians and security forces are our people. We cannot put them adversarial roles. The need is to find a common ground to address the issues”. The past experience, he said, has been that the government-only approach has always backfired. The governments’ perspectives of the situati...
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CEO reviews arrangements for Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra
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JAMMU, Apr 28: The arrangements for Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra, 2017 were reviewed at a high level meeting held, here today. The meeting was co-chaired by Chief Executive Shri Amarnath Shrine Board, Officer Umang Narula and Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Dr Pawan Kotwal to discuss the necessary services being put in place for the annual pilgrimage. Members of Civil Society, IGP, Jammu, IG (P) Traffic J&K, Jammu, DIG, Jammu-Kathua Range, SSP Jammu, concerned HODs of the Division and Deputy Commissioners of Jammu, Samba, Udhampur and Ramban besides Additional Deputy Commissioner were present in the meeting. Narula informed that the 40 day Yatra will commence on June 29, 2017 from Jammu with its closing on August 7, 2017 on the Rakshabandan day. He apprised that advance registration of yatri...
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PDP MLC calls on CM, seeks immediate restoration of Kishtwar highway
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JAMMU, Apr 28: Member Legislative Council Firdous Tak called on the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and apprised of various issues confronting the people of Chenab Valley, particularly Kishtwar district. Briefing the Chief Minister about the poor road connectivity issue across the Chenab Valley, the legislator sought immediate and extensive plan to provide surface connectivity to the remote areas of the hilly and far-off district. He informed the CM about the deteriorating condition of Batote-Kishtwar highway and the recent problem of fresh landslides near Drabshalla area of Kishtwar which has led to the closure of this important road from the a month. “The NHDCIL has started the restoration work at Kulgadi but it was going on with snail pace causing problems for the residents”, he inform...
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Dialogue the only route to peace in Kashmir: Vakil
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JAMMU, Apr 28: Former Minister Abdul Gani Vakil today voiced his serious concern over the unprecedented delay in the dialogue caused by hard posturing by Modi led BJP government at the centre and said that dialogue is the only rout to peace in Kashmir. Vakil was addressing his workers Convention at Rafiabad Baramulla today. Reacting on reports about the incumbent central government’s intents of unwillingness on taking initiatives for political outreach in Jammu & Kashmir, Vakil said sending additional deployments of army and paramilitaries to further the cause of establishing peace through arm twisting methods is a totally unwise decision which would further complicate the already complicated situation in Kashmir. Calling upon the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to personally take a cal...
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Chairman Tourism Federation Jammu meets Governor
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JAMMU, Apr 28: Rajesh Gupta, Chairman Tourism Federation Jammu (TFJ), called on Governor NN Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today. Gupta offered certain suggestions for enhancing the involvement of Jammu based traders and tour operators, with the support of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board and Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, for boosting tourist traffic to various leisure locations and pilgrim circuits in the whole State. He urged that liaison should be established between tour operators and the tourism department for collective approaches being established for dealing with various contingencies when tourists get stranded due to inclement weather, organizing rail and air tickets on priority to enable the outward journeys of tourists and pilgrims, if they miss their earlier planned sche...
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Ganga assesses crop losses due to fire, assures early compensation to farmers
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JAMMU, Apr 28: Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Prakash Ganga today toured Jerda and Kotli Maralian villages in Ramgarh area of Samba district to assess the damage caused by fire to standing wheat crop. The fire was caused due to short circuit which damaged wheat crop over 400 Kanal land. Interacting with the affected farmers, he assured that appropriate compensation under SDRF norms would be provided to them at the earliest. He also directed SDM Vijaypur to submit a detailed report of the losses. The Minister was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Samba Sheetal Nandal....
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Shrine Board lodges FIR against illicit letters for priorities for tickets, darshans
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KATRA, Apr 28: Chief Executive Officer of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, has been receiving letters which recommend priorities being accorded for issue of helicopter tickets and darshans. These letters are on the letter heads of VIPs. Because of the frequency of letters from the same source the CEO has lodged a complaint with the Police Station, Katra, which has registered an FIR for fraud and cheating. It is pertinent to mention that the Protocol Wing of the Shrine Board received letters on the letter head of a Union Minister, showing the signature of the Hon’ble Minister recommending that priorities be granted for helicopter tickets and darshans. CEO found that these letters were mailed to the Board’s office from private email IDs and not from the official ID of the Ministr...
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Secretariat employees threaten of ‘indefinite strike’ till their problems not resolved
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JAMMU, Apr 28: After holding unproductive talks with the state authorities, Civil Secretariat Coordination Committee (CSCC) has decided to continue with their protest till their demands were met by the government. “We met deputy chief minister in his office chamber last evening and put forth the list of our legitimate demands. But he (Dy CM) made no firm commitment on the subject. Therefore, we have decided to continue with our protest indefinitely,” chairman CSCC, Ghulam Rasool Mir, told. “We have decided not to allow any non Gazetted and other government employee to enter their offices in the Civil Secretariat on the closing day till our demands are not fulfilled by the government,” he warned and threatened to boycott the opening ceremony function of offices at Summer Capital on May 8...
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Secretariat employees protests to press govt over their demands
‘No official business in offices for next two days’
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JAMMU, Apr 26: Civil Secretariat Coordination Committee (CSCC) Wednesday held an emergency meeting under the Chairmanship of Ghulam Rasool Mir. Maqbool Hussain, President Lower Grade Employees Union also participated with all representatives. The Coordination Committee according to the statement issued, appreciated the role and support of Secretariat Employees in making today's call a success. The Coordination Committee further decided to continue the strike programme to press for fulfilling the demands like detachment of attached staff, resolving of Estates Issues and constitution of committee to inquire into the orders issued by Director Estates with regard to change of accommodation, fresh allotments of quarters,change of quarters on mutual basis without following proper procedure, ...
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Govt asks ISPs to stop transmission of social networking sites
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JAMMU, Apr 26: The State Government today asked the internet Service Providers (ISPs) to stop transmission of around 22 social networking sites in Kashmir with immediate effect. “In the interest of maintenance of public order, the Government, in exercise of powers conferred by sub-section (2) of Section-5 of the Indian Telegraph Act 1885 read with the Indian Telegraph (Amendment ) Rules, 2007 hereby directs all Internet Service Providers (ISPs), that any message or class of messages to or from any person or class of persons relating to any subject or any pictorial content through the social networking sites Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, QQ, We Chat, Qzone, Tumbir, Google+, Baidu, Skype, Viber, Line, Snapchat, Pinterest, Telegram, Reddit, Snapfish, You Tube (upload), Vine, Xanga, Buzzne...
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VC SABDGB expresses dismay over Reasi incident
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JAMMU, Apr 26: Expressing dismay over the Reasi incident, Vice-Chairman State Advisory Board for Development of Gujjars and Bakerwals, Choudhary Zafar Ali today said the law and order machinery should deal with such incidents firmly to prevent harassment of innocent citizens of the State. In a statement Choudhary Zafar Ali said the miscreants involved in this unfortunate incident have tried to hit at the centuries old brotherhood among the people of various communities living together in the State. “The hapless nomadic family was moving along with their cattle as per the age-old tradition to summer stations with valid permission from the administration,” he said and added that such acts of high-handedness are highly condemnable and intolerable. “During my visit to Reasi on 25 April 20...
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One way traffic on NHW-1A on Apr 29,30, May 6,7: IG Traffic
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JAMMU, Apr 26: According to Inspector General of Police Traffic, Jagjit Kumar to ensure hassle free movement of vehicles carrying Darbar move employees and important official records, only one-way movement of traffic viz. from Jammu towards Srinagar shall be permitted on April 29 and 30, 2017 on the NHW-1A. “As such no movement of any sort of traffic including that of convoys of Army, BSF, CRPF, ITBP, CISF, SSB etc. shall be permitted on the NHW-1A from Srinagar towards Jammu on 29th and 30th April. 2017” a handout issued here today stated. It further stated that the one-way movement of traffic viz. from Jammu towards Srinagar would also be in place on May 6 and 7, 2017, to ensure hassle free movement of vehicles carrying Darbar move employees. “No movement of any sort of traffic i...
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DC launches gram sabhas
‘Move aims at grassroots level planning’
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SAMBA, Apr 26: District Development Commissioner, Sheetal Nanda today launched gram sabhas across the district which would be held over a span of one week from April 26l to May 1 for promoting grassroots level planning. Gram Sabhas are being held to take up proposals for framing Panchayat plan for NREGA, IAY, SBM for current year and prospective plan under 14th FC for next 5 years. Speaking on the occasion, the DDC said that Gram sabhas shall also take up issues pertaining to Aadhaar seeding and job card verification and hold discussions on other issues faced by community members in these sabhas. She further said that demands put forth by the people in the gram sabhas shall form the basis of projects to be taken up under various schemes by the District Administration. ...
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PSC declares Combined Prelim Exam results
6,925 candidates qualify for main exams
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JAMMU, Apr 23: The Jammu & Kashmir Public Service Commission today announced the result of Preliminary Examination conducted on March 19, 2017 at 08 centres across the state in which 36,681 candidates had appeared and out of them 6,925 have qualified for main examination which is scheduled to commence from 17th July, 2017. The detailed schedule will be issued separately. The result is on the official website of JKPSC www.jkpsc.nic.in....
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