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Army rescues 71 stranded tourists in Ladakh
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JAMMU, Mar 28: Army has rescued 71 tourists, including 21 women and children, stranded in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir due to an avalanche between Chang La Pass and Tangtse village. "Indian Army troops deployed in eastern Ladakh responded to help civilians trapped at the Chang La Pass due to an avalanche that struck between Chang La and Tangtse. Seventy-one tourists, including 21 women and children, were rescued and provided medical assistance, food, clothing and accommodation," a defence spokesman said on Tuesday in a statement said. The spokesman did not give details as to when the incident took place. Similarly on January 28 this year, five army personnel were trapped under snow in Macchil sector along the Line of Control in Kashmir after the track leading to their post caved...
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Voting PDP means endorsing 2016 killings, blinding: Rather
PDP-BJP dividing J&K on regional, religious lines: Sagar
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JAMMU, Mar 27: Senior National Conference leader and former minister Abdul Rahim Rather today said that vote to PDP in upcoming by-polls will amount to endorsing 2016 blinding, maiming and killing of innocent boys and girls in the Valley, as also approval to extension of fascist ideology in Jammu and Kashmir “These elections are going to be watershed moment in the turbulent history of Kashmir, as the people will get an opportunity to either discard or embrace those, who have betrayed Kashmiris from time to time in different guises”, Rather said. Speaking at various election meetings in Chrar-e-Sharief Assembly segment, Rather recounted numerous instances of betrayal perpetrated by the PDP leadership in different avtaars and said that it came to power in 2015 with those it vehemently op...
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Mian Altaf accuses PDP of plunging Kashmiri into fear, uncertainty
’Kashmiri youth being targeted as per agenda’
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JAMMU, Mar 27: National Conference today slammed PDP for creating an environment of fear and uncertainty across the Kashmir Valley, saying that the people are yet to come out of the trauma of 2016 gruesome incidents. “Even as the PDP was enjoying loaves of power with BJP, the young people were falling to bullets in every street and square”, former minister and MLA Kangan Mian Altaf Ahmed said. Addressing roadside election meetings along with senior National Conference leaders, Mian Altaf said that the insensitive PDP leaders, instead of feeling remorse over making young boys and girls fodder for pellet guns, mocked at their helplessness rather than making the security forces accountable. “For five turbulent months, the PDP completely took over the command of trigger happy forces that...
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Training programme on post harvest technology of Fruits, Vegetables conducted
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JAMMU, MARCH 27: Agriculture Department organized Two days training programme on Post Harvest Technology/Preservation of Fruits & Vegetables which was inaugurated by Joint Director of Agriculture (Extension) HK Razdan at Krishi Bhawan, Jammu today. More than 100 farmers which include about 50 farm women are participating in the training programme organized under Sub- Mission on Agriculture Extension (SAME). In his inaugural address Razdan spoke in detail about the importance of fruits and vegetables in our day today life and said that proper preservation and post harvest management can ensure their availability round the year. He said that through simple processes the shelf life vegetables, fruits and mushrooms can be increased to reduce wastage and to facilitate their marketing and us...
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Condemns desecration of Sri Guru Granth Sahib
Govt promoting RSS agenda, showing disrespect to other religions: Sikhs
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JAMMU, Mar 27: A joint protest of Sikh youth of various organisations was held at Jammu University here today. Speaking on occasion, Aman Cheema Singh strongly condemned the desecration of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee at Khampur Sarai District Budgam Kashmir and demanded the arrest of those responsible for desecration of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee. Aman appealed the hovernment to take action against the offenders and provide justice to the minority community. He further appealed the government to ensure the proper security of minority communities and sought directions for the concerned police authorities in this regard. Further the penalty needs to be increased for sacrilege upto life imprisonment on the same analogy of Punjab government. Lucky Singh ex-president MAM College strongly ...
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Tarigami supports demand of workers working in different depts
Asks Govt to release long pending dues of workers
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JAMMU, Mar 27: Senior leader of CPI (M) and MLA Kulgam, Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on Monday supported the demands made by several categories of workers for the release of their long pending wages and other dues. In a statement issued here, Tarigami said, “As the current financial year comes to a close, several government departments are busy in clearing the huge bills of government expenditure, big contractors and even of half finished works, by exploiting re-appropriation and other methods, no attention is being given to release and pay the pending wages of daily rated workers and casual labourers of various categories, working in PHE, PDD, Irrigation & Flood Control, Tourism, Agriculture and several other departments. SSA and temporary teachers, scheme workers related to ICDS, NRHM, Mid...
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Dead, critically-ill ominous for Chenani-Nashri tunnel awaiting inauguration
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JAMMU, Mar 27: Believe it or not but “Highway Authority of India” (NHAI) has closed the Chenani-Nashri tunnel for even critically ill-patients and more so for dead bodies being carried through the tunnel since they believe it would be inauspicious to allow dead bodies and ill-patients to cross the tunnel. “It is considered a bad omen to allow dead bodies to pass through a tunnel where Pooja is to be performed before the inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. We can allow some of the critically ill-patients but dead bodies are strictly prohibited to be allowed through the tunnel,” said an official of the NHAI at the tunnel pleading anonymity. He added that the 9 kilometre long tunnel is ready for traffic but won’t be thrown open till Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not inaugurat...
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SCPs for Srinagar, Jammu approved
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JAMMU, Mar 27: The State Level High Power Steering Committee (SLHPSC) headed by Chief Secretary B R Sharma Monday approved the Smart City Proposals (SCPs) of Srinagar and Jammu cities for submission to the Union Ministry of Urban Development for participation in stage-II (round three) of the Smart City Competition. Following the initial approval of SCPs for the twin capital cities in the month of December by the SLHPSC, the Union Ministry of Urban Development communicated a revised timeline for submission of the approved SCPs and accordingly extending it to March 2017. The extended period was utilized to further refine and improve the proposals based on citizen aspirations, expert opinion/recommendations and the Workshops/National Seminars conducted by the Union and the state government...
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Empanelment Committee endorses criteria for newspapers’ categorization
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JAMMU, Mar 27: The maiden meeting of the Empanelment Committee constituted by the state government in June 2015 for empanelment of fresh newspapers and periodicals for release of official advertisements met here today under the chairmanship of Financial Commissioner Information B B Vyas. The members of the Empanelment Committee including Director Information Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Special Secretary Finance, M Raju, Additional Secretary Home, Khalid Jahangir, Additional Secretary Information, R K Katoch, Joint Director Information (Headquarters) Abdul Majid Zargar, Associate Professor MERC Srinagar, Sabeha Mufti, Special Officer IIMC Jammu, Manohar Khajuria besides other officers of the Information Department were present at the meeting. The Committee ratified the criteria to be adop...
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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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