yrs to be golden era of development,
prosperity : Rather
June 19 : Reiterating
that promises and commitment made to the people
would be fulfilled in the right earnest, the
Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Abdul
Rahim Rather today said that next 3 years of the
present Government will be a golden era of
development and prosperity in the State.
Speaking at an
open Awami Darbar at historic pilgrim
destination, Chrar-i-Sharief, Mr. Rather said
that all available resources are being mobilized
to provide requisite amenities to the people as
per their urges and aspirations.
Development Commissioner, Budgam Mohammad Rafi,
Secretary Waqaf Board G. M Rather, Chief Engineer
ERA, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Budgam,
Rafiq Qadri, Regional Transport Officer, Kashmir,
Mr. Anees, Chief Executive Officer Yusmarg
Development Authority Ghalib Mohi-ud-Din, SE,
SMGSY, Mr. Sadhu, district heads of PHE, R&B,
PDD, JKPCC, Social Welfare and other allied
departments were present on the occasion.
the historical and religious importance of
Chrar-i-Sharief town, Mr. Rather announced that
Chrar-i-Sharief-Yusmarg-Pakherpora would be
developed as a major Pilgrim Tourism Circuit,
adding that the Union Tourism Ministry has been
approached to provide liberal funding for the
Mr. Rather also
announced that the reconstruction of historic
Khankah, Chrar-i-Sharief would be completed in a
time bound manner at a cost of Rs 26 crore and
directed the concerned agency to expedite the
ongoing work on this prestigious project. He said
the upcoming structure would be a marvellous
blend of traditional Islamic and modern
architecture with a capacity for about 15,000
people to offer prayers at a time.
Responding to the
demands projected by a cross section of people,
Mr. Rather said that power supply position in the
Chrar-i-Sharief town will be further improved so
that pilgrims do not face any difficulty. He also
announced to construct a Mini Secretariat at a
cost of Rs 15 crore in the town to provide
facilities to the people under one roof. About 8
kanals of land has been identified for the
purpose, Mr. Rather said.
Baba's idol unveiled at Raghunath temple
and Kashmir Dharmarth Trust, today wrote the
Golden Chapter by installing and unveiling
graceful idol of Shree Sai Baba of Shirdi in one
of the outer Parikrama temple groves near famous
Natraj Mandir in Shri Raghunath Ji Temple Complex
Singh, Wife of Ajatshatru Singh Ji Trustee and
Member Legislative Council, unveiled the idol
amidst chanting of Vedic Mantras and performing
of special Pooja by a team of the highly learned
Fomer Minister and
Trustee Ajatshatru Singh was the chief guest.
Dharmarth Trust, Thakur Divakar Singh and Members
of the Jammu and Kashmir Dharmarth Trust Council,
besides, Secretary Shashi Khajuria, galaxy of
prominent citizens and a large number of devotees
were present on the occasion .
Speaking on the
occasion, Trustee Ajatshatru Singh said that by
unveiling the Idol of Shree Sai Baba in Raghunath
Mandir complex, the Trust has fulfilled the long
aspirations of people of Jammu, particularly Sai
Baba's devotees coming from outside the State for
darshans of Shri Raghunath Ji Mandir in Jammu.
He said that with
the installation of Shree Sai Baba's Idol in
Jammu's pride of Shri Raghunath Ji temple, now
the City of Temples could rightly be called as
the abode of secular God. Underscoring the need
for unveiling the sacred Idol of Sai Baba in
Shree Raghunath Ji Temple Complex, Kanwarani
Sahiba said, "Now devotees of Sai Baba will
not to have undertake long journeys to other
places for darshans of Sai Baba."
girl recovered, accused arrested
June 19: Kishtwar
Police recovered a 10th class student within 10
hours of her kidnapping and arrested the accused.
said that a 10th class student was returning to
her home after getting tuition when one Danish
Rahim, son of Abdul Rahim, intercepted her in an
isolated area and forcibly took her to bus stand
and then Bhaderwah.
information about the kidnapping, a police party
led by ASI Ghulam Khadim under the direct
supervision of DySP Headquarters, Abrar Choudhary
swung into action and got some lead of the
kidnapper to the bus stand area.
Kishtwar Police team conducted a raid in
Bhaderwah town and recovered the kidnapped girl.
The accused was also arrested and a case under
Section 363 RPC was registered against him for
distributes over Rs 4.67 lakh under CDP
June 19 : Farmers
awareness and cheques distribution programme was
organised by the Department of Sericulture
Udhampur here today.
Harshdev Singh, who was the chief guest on the
occasion, distributed cheques worth Rs. 4.67 lakh
among 113 beneficiaries under the Centrally
sponsored Catalytic Development Programme (CDP).
The MLA handed
over cheques amounting to Rs. 10,000 each among
19 beneficiaries as a third installment for the
construction of separate cocoon rearing shed,
while 32 cheques amounting to Rs. 4,443 each
among the beneficiaries of Catalic Development
Programme as a first installment. Besides Rs.
2250 each was handed over among the 62 farmers
for the plantation of mulberry plants on their
Speaking on the
occasion, the MLA asked the officer and field
functionaries of Sericulture Department to
conduct frequent touring of their respective
areas to check the prescribed utilization of the
amount which was distributed among the farmers of
The MLA asked the
Department to hold such more awareness camps
especially in far flung areas so that the people
would be benefitted by various schemes initiated
by the Central and State Government to raise
their socio economic status. He also urged the
people of the area to come forward to avail the
benefits of various schemes especially meant for
their socio economic transformation.
Director, Sericulture, Udhampur, Amanullah Sheikh
explained in detail, the latest now how about
silkworm rearing and mulberry plantation. The
details of the schemes being implemented by the
department were also discussed with the farmers.
Premchand's 'Balak' staged at Natrang's Sunday
June 19 : Natrang
staged 'Balak' a play based on Munshi Premchand's
story, which was directed by Neeraj Kant. The
presentation style, story line and concept of the
play acknowledged Natrang's commitment to present
variegated verity of productions in its regular
theatre series, Sunday theatre.
The play opens at
the home of a writer, where he is slightly
disturbed to hear the news that his honest
servant 'Gangu' wants to quit his job. Gangu
gives a very strange reason, of quitting as he
wanted to marry a widow 'Gomti' who was married
thrice but could not get settled with any of her
Thinking that his
marriage with Gomti may cause stigma on writer's
reputation also, Gangu wants to alienate himself
from the writer, just to save his goodwill. He
marries Gomti and starts living a happy married
life but for few months only as one day Gomti
leaves him and went to unknown place but Gangu
still holds very high regards for her and
considers her absconding as some of her genuine
problem or God's will. He still cherishes the
days spent with her, regretting that they were
few. One day, he comes to the writers home very
happy as Gomti had come back. Actually she had
gone to an unknown place to give birth to a baby,
on knowing this news, he went to her and accepted
both of them. It was apparent that it is not his
baby as his marriage was just six months old, but
still he accepted the child with a very clear and
open heart, considering the baby as God's gift.
He gives so many reasons of high thinking for his
being so nice to the mother and child that the
writer is moved and finds his thinking very petty
in front of that of Gangu.
Sunil Bhardwaj as
'Gangu' very ably depicted the benevolence
required for his character. Rahul Singh as
'Writer' was also very impressive. Others who
supported the performance by their relevant
acting included Rohit Verma, Mohd. Yaseen,
Niharika Sharma, Sachin Saini and Vinay Manhas.
Sumeet Sharma coordinated the show.
nabbed with 2 kg poppy straw
June 19: The
police arrested a youth and recovered 2 kg of
poppy straw from his possession near Sawan Chak
canal while 3000 capsules of Parvan Spas were
recovered from another drug peddler in the town
A police spokesman
said that Police party from Hatli Morh police
Post during naka intercepted one Harjeet Singh
alias Kaka, son of Pritam Singh of Ward No 14
Kathua and recovered 2 kg of Bhukki ( poppy
Straw) from his possession. He was arrested and a
case registered against him.
naka party nabbed one Rangil Singh alias Rangila,
son of Balbir Singh of Ward No. 13 Kathua and
recovered 3000 capsules of Parvan Spas from his
possession. A case was registered against him.
pacemaker implanted in GMCs Cardiology
June 19: A
rare case of pacemaker implantation in a 62 year
old patient with history of syncopal attacks has
been performed for the first time in Cardiology
Department of the Government Medical College
The patient, Kaka
Ram was suffering from syncopal attacks with
complete heart block.
A team of doctors
in the Cardiology Department led by Dr Mohan Lal
and Dr Sushil Kumar Sharma, interventional
cardiologist of GMC Jammu successfully
accomplished the arduous task of pacing through
left superior vena cave thereby saving patient of
a possible difficult surgery.
Doctors said the
tests revealed a very rare condition of left
sided superior vena cave of the patient, which is
found in only 0.3 per cent of population.
This was for the
first time that such a major surgery was
performed in the GMC Jammu.
Dr Sharma said
that such difficult cases of pace maker
implantation are done at very few cardiology
centres across the country. The Cardiology
Department of GMC Jammu has achieved this feat
for undertaking these types of procedures for
patients of the State.
booked for beating up PDD employee
June 19: The
police has booked a Sarpanch for allegedly
beating up an employee of the PDD at Mankote
Power Sub-station in Mendhar last evening.
registered a case FIR No. 82/2011 against
Khadim Hussain of
Mankote and his two sons and another for
allegedly beating up and abusing lineman Mohd
Farid Khan at the Sub-Station. Irritated over the
power cuts in the area, there was some exchange
of words between the PDD employee and Sarpanch
and later, Farid was severely roughed up at the
Station. A woman Sakina Bano who tried to
intervene was also thrashed by Sarpanch and his
On the complaint
of PDD staff, the police registered an FIR and
started investigation. No arrest was reported
till late this evening.
Guards' plea to Div Com
June 19: All
Jammu Kashmir Home Guards Welfare Association
today urged the Divisional Commissioner and
Deputy Commissioner to resolve their demands at
A meeting was held
under the chairmanship of its president Kamla
Sharma, who said that Satish Poonchi is sitting
on fast unto death for the fourth consecutive day
for the redressal to the demands of Home Guards,
ITI Engineers, PoK Refugees, West Pakistani
Refugees, etc. She said that no one from the
administration side has approached them and are
compelling Satish Poonchi to continue his fast
She also added
that Home Guards are fighting for the redressel
to their demands from the last six years but the
Government is not paying any attention towards
them. She warned the Government that if their
demands were not resolved at the earliest then
they will launch an agitation and for any
untoward incident the Government will be
condition of Satish Poonchi whose fast unto death
entered fourth day has deteriorated. However he
resolved to continue his fast unto death till the
demands highlighted by Jammu Kashmir People's
Front will get redressed.
reviews developmental works in Vijaypur, Samba
June 19: Minister
for industries and commerce Surjeet Singh Slathia
today conducted a whirlwind tour of Vijaypur and
adjoining areas to inspect pace of progress on
the ongoing developmental works.
The areas visited
by the Minister included Kharan-Madana, Sangwal,
where various deputations met the Minister and
projected the demands of their respective areas
which included provision for better water and
power supply, construction of remaining lanes and
drains, incomplete roads and up-gradation of
gathering at Kharan-Madana, the Minister assured
the construction of play ground, better education
and safe drinking water to the area.
Minister convened a public darbar at Sangwal
village and took stock of the problems of the
He directed the
concerned authorities to redouble their efforts
for early redressal of grievances of the people
besides accelerating the pace on all ongoing
development works for their timely completion.
that the work on the Moyal to Sangwal road would
be expedited by sorting out the issues, which are
impeding the early completion of the vital link.
He asked the district administration to give him
details so that the matter be settled at the
Responding to the
local demands, the Minister announced a
submersible pump for the area to facilitate
continuous and better water supply to the people.
He directed the concerned authorities to
construct the remaining lanes and drains out of
CDR funds and use quality material.
Mr Slathia said
that the Government was committed to provide
basic amenities to the people of the State and
equitable development of all the three regions.
He asked the people to involve themselves in the
implementation of development and welfare schemes
for better results.
Commissioner Samba, Mubarak Singh, ACR Samba and
concerned district level officers accompanied the
inaugurates Police Barrack at Majalta
June 19: Deputy
Inspector General of Police, Udhampur- Reasi
Range, Jagjit Kumar, today inaugurated the Police
Barrack and Lavatory block in the premises of
Police Station Majalta.
The DIG said that
the barrack has been constructed at a cost of Rs.
30 lakh for the comfortable stay of police
personnel so that they can perform their duties
efficiently. He also assured that all facilities
would be provided to the police personnel at
their places of duty to enable them to perform
their duties with dedication. He said that
efforts would also help to minimize hesitation of
the locals to come forward to help the Police
Department to eradicate the crime from the
He said that the
cops are responsible for bringing healthy change
in the mindset of the people about the
functioning of police by adopting people friendly
approach in discharging of their duties in the
On the occasion,
the police personnel put forth their demands, the
DIG heard them patiently and assured early
redressal of the same.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Udhampur,
Surinder Gupta, Additional SP, S. Bupinder Singh,
Dy SP, Bodh Raj police personnel and locals of
the area were present on the occasion.
Excellence in Clinical Dentistry launches J&K
June 19: Association
for Excellence in Clinical Dentistry launched its
J&K Chapter here today.
Association will be headed by Dr Azhar Malik, HoD
Department of Conservative Dentistry, Indira
Gandhi Government Dental College Jammu.
has zonal representatives all over India and it
has already established its branches in Delhi and
The main objective
of the Association is that it wants to promote
and enhance the clinical acumen of practicing
dentists and young budding dentists.
The Association is
certified under Societies Regulation Act xxi of
1860 under no 5-53893 of 2005.
will conduct various courses. These include
certified courses on lasers, implants, rotary,
endodontics and basic clinical procedures. The
first batch will start from September this year.
person succumbs, several injured in mishaps
June 19: A
person who was injured in a road accident on June
18 succumbed to his injuries while as two persons
including a head constable were injured in road
Reports said that
Mohammad Ramzan Malik son of Mohammad Rajab
resident of Sangrama who was injured in a road
accident at Sangrama-Sopore on June 18 succumbed
to his injuries. A casestands registered in this
Maruti car bearing registration number DNH/1558
driven by Mohammad Manzoor Bhat son of Ghulam
Nabi resident of Kulagam hit and injured one
person Ghulam Qadir Chopan son of Ghulam Mohammad
resident of Kunnan Poshpora, Kupwara near FCI
Kulangam Kupwara. The injured was shifted to
hospital for treatment.
One Fire and
Emergency Services vehicle bearing chassis number
134852 collided with a gypsy bearing registration
number JK01N/951 allotted to Abdul Aziz Zargar of
PDP party at Panzgam, Kulgam.
resulted in damage to both the vehicles and the
driver of the gypsy identified as head constable
namely Shakeel Ahmed Lone son of Bashir Ahmad
resident of Samnoo was injured in this incident.
He was shifted to hospital for treatment. A case
has been registered in this regard.
the intervening night of June 18 and 19, fire
broke out in the shop of Mohammad Aslam Sheikh
resident of Gulab Bagh-Parimpora, Srinagar,
resulting in complete damage to the shop. Two
persons Ajaz Ahmad Ahanger son of Bashir Ahmad
and Showkat Ahmad Mir son of Abdul Rahim
residents of P.C Depot sustained injuries in the
Both the injured
were shifted to hospital for treatment. Cause of
fire is being ascertained.
Chopras friends take out candle light
June 19: A
candle light procession was taken out by the
friends of Saloni Chopra in her memory today who
along with her parents was killed at her Trikuta
Nagar residence in 2006.
which was joined by the friends of Saloni and
their relatives started from Swaran Theatre,
Gandhi Nagar and after passing via Apsara road,
Gole market and other markets in Gandhi Nagar it
culminated at Swaran theatre later.
with placards in their hands reading Saloni we
miss you were demanding that other culprits who
are still at large be also arrested immediately.
They however praised the SIT for its action in
the case. They were also carrying the photographs
of Saloni and her parents with them.
launches Rs 32 lakh development projects
June 19: Minister
for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Raman
Bhalla, today said that the Government has taken
various innovative measures for improving the
living standard of the people especially those
living in rural and sub-urban areas of the State,
adding that fulfilling of people's aspirations
and developmental needs is top agenda of the
The Minister was
interacting with locals after launching Rs. 32
lakh development projects at Dashmash Nagar,
Green Avenue, Govind Nagar in Digiana and
Gangyal, here today.
Mr. Bhalla assured
the locals that all their genuine demands and
development needs would be fulfilled in a phased
manner. He said the Government was determined to
provide better basic amenities to the people of
the State, adding for this purpose the Government
has launched several projects to modernize basic
services across the State.
The Minister said
crores of rupees have been earmarked for
construction of recreational parks, bridges,
flyovers, tube wells, receiving stations,
hospitals, schools and roads across Jammu city
and its peripheries. He stressed upon the
concerned engineers and officers to redouble
their efforts and accelerate pace on all ongoing
works to ensure completion before rainy season.
He directed them to use quality material in
execution of the works, adding that the objective
of the Government is to build durable basic
infrastructure for providing better civic
facilities to the people.
Mr. Bhalla said
that Government has taken some bold and
historical steps to rejuvenate overall
developmental profile of the State. He said
sectors like PHE, health, R&B, education,
tourism, power among other sectors have received
focused attention of the Government. He said that
it was due to pro-people policy of the Government
that the masses at present are benefitted by
quality education, healthcare, drinking water,
electricity and road connectivity.
Later, at Gandhi
Nagar hospital, in connection with 41st birth
anniversary of young and dynamic Member
Parliament Rahul Gandhi, the Minister inaugurated
one-day blood donation camp organized by National
Rahul Gandhi Youth Brigade.
volunteers donated blood at the camp.
for Agriculture visits Ramban district
June 19 : Organic
cultivation of potato seed and other crops to be
started soon in the Ramban district.
This was announced
by Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Hassan Mir
while interacting with the farmers, officers and
field functionaries of the Agriculture Department
during his visit of district Ramban today.
Mr Mir stated that
the department was in the process of appointing
service providers for the adoption and organic
certification of nucleous potato seed as per the
guidelines of National Project on Organic Farming
in villages Sana and Batani of Ramban district
under Potato Corridor Project to be completed in
5 years. In the first two years, chemical
residuals are determined and organic parameters
are adopted and certification is done in third
year. After this the organic seed will be grown
in the hilly belts of Poonch, Rajouri, Reasi,
Doda Ramban, Kishtwar, Kathua and Udhampur
districts in phased manner under area expansion
programme until the whole area is organically
Mr. Mir impressed
upon the officers and field functionaries of the
department to work in close association with the
newly elected sarpanches and panches for the
betterment of the farming community.
Agriculture, Jammu, Ajay Khajuria and CAO Ramban,
Ashok Koul were accompanying the Minister.
burglars busted, 5 held
June 19: Police
has busted a gang of burglars who were involved
in various cases of theft in South Kashmir's
Pulwama district. Some of the articles stolen by
these thieves have also been recovered from them.
A police spokesman
while providing details said that six cases were
registered against these thieves in Police
Station Pulwama, following incidents of
burglary/theft in the jurisdiction of this police
The spokesman said
that a special squad under the supervision of
Superintendent of Police Pulwama, Amit Kumar
assisted by DySP headquarters, Abdul Rashid and
SHO Pulwama, was formed to crack this module.
A breakthrough was
achieved following a tip-off and the gang of five
persons was busted from Pulwama. The arrested
burglars have been identified as Mohammad Younis
Bhat son of Manzoor Ahmad Bhat resident of
Prichoo-Pulwama, Bashir Ahmad Wani son of Abdul
Ahad resident of Naroo-Pulwama, Mohammad Qasim
Malla son of Mohammad Sadiq resident of
Arahal-Nikas, Abdul Rashid Bhat son of Ali
Mohammad resident of Doompora-Rajpora and
Mohammad Younis Mir son of Ghulam Mohi-u-din
resident of Drusoo, he said.
14 gold rings one diamond necklace, one golden
necklace set, four bangles, five pairs of
ear-rings, six chains, one chain pendulum and
some other golden articles. A wrist watch, two
mobiles and cash worth Rs. 60,000 was also
recovered from the thieves.
DPs meet Bhalla
June 19: A
deputation of Chhamb Displaced Persons of 1965
and 1971, met the Minister for Revenue, Relief
and Rehabilitation, Raman Bhalla under the
presidentship of S R Nagial and submitted a
memorandum of pending demands and problems of
Chhamb Displaced Persons.
Mr Nagial apprised
the Minister about the problems of DPs of Chhamb
area and requested for holding a joint meeting of
all the concerned officials to monitor the
progress achieved after first meeting, which was
chaired by Revenue Minister on September 24, 2009
in which some important decisions were taken.
nothing much has been done as far as the problems
of Chhamb DPs were concerned.
accompanied the deputation were Khushal Chand,
Thoru Ram, baldev Raj, Ch Puran Chand, Baldev
Raj, Khazoor Singh, Kashmir Singh, Jagtar Singh,
Kulwant Singh, Major Ram, Kanshi Ram etc.
June 19: Shanti
Path Trust (SPT) in association with Indian Red
Cross Society, State AIDS Control Society and BMO
Sunder Bani conducted a free medical camp at
Channi Prat, Sunderbani.
patients from the nearby villages were examined
during the camp and provided with free medicines.
During the camp
people also took benefit of eye specialist and 15
cases of cataract were identified for operation
who will get operated on June 21 at Government
Medical College Hospital Jammu.
The team of
doctors and staff including Dr DP Sharma, Dr
Puran Nayyer, Dr NN Dogra, Dr Shikha Diwedi,
Deepika Thakur, Radhika, Dur Drishti, Dr Suresh
Kapahi, Dr Jyoti Mahotra, Dr Harminder Singh,
Kuldip Bhat and Surinder Vermani were present
during the medical camp.ified
Govt to provide basic facilities to Jagati camp
June 19: Panun
Kashmir (PK) has expressed grave concern over the
disconnection of power supply to internally
displaced Kashmiri Hindus at Jagati camp.
The PK which held
an interactive session with the community members
at Durga Nagar here today said that a fact
finding team which visited the camp was
astonished to see that camp inmates were without
electricity for last one day. Even many inmates
were without gas connections which needed to be
expedited by the Relief agency.
with the local residents and inmates has revealed
that an impression has been created that the new
accommodations are some sort of elite colony
which has to be treated at par with such colonies
elsewhere while the fact is that it is the an
upgraded camp facility and the Government is duty
bound to provide all facilities to the camp
inmates which have been promised by Prime
Minister while laying the foundation stone of the
The meeting, which
was chaired by P K chairman, Dr Ajay Chrungoo
said the deliberate disconnection of power supply
to the camp has created appalling conditions in
this excruciating heat which has affected general
water facilities as well as drinking water
The PK urged the
authorities to immediately look into the matter
of electricity, water and cooking gas supplies of
the residents of the camp at Jagati and redress
them immediately. Dr Chrungoo has urged the
Government to desist from creating false and
elitist impressions about the new camp. He urged
the authorities to concentrate in making the camp
fully operational with all the facilities, which
were promised by the Government.
organizes Quiz Competition
June 19: Shri
Vishwakarma Library (SVL) today organized a Quiz
Competition in which students of 8th to 10th
The Quiz was based
on the questions on Science and General
The Quiz material
was prepared and presented by Balwant Kataria
while Shashi Verma, Principal, Verma Academy,
Hakkal and Joginder Angotra were the organizers.
In the Quiz
Competition, Varsha, Shamli Kataria, Nidhi
Dalmotra, Sahil Goutham. Shubam Verma and Sunakhi
were adjudged as best performers.
present were RC Angotra, KC Dogra, Vijay Kumar,
Dharma Pal Kataria, Madan Chalotra, OP Kataria,
Nagarmal, Ashok Goutham besides parents.
shows grave concern over security
June 19: The
Jammu University Teachers Association
(JUTA) today condemns the acts of violence and
expressed "grave concern" over the
security lapses in the University of Jammu in an
The meeting was
held under the presidentship of D S Jamwal in
several issues regarding security lapses and acts
of violence in the campus were discussed.
The JUTA condemned
the recent incident in the Bhuddhist Studies
Department, wherein a group of students have
shown aggression to disturb the examination and
raised several questions on security lapses in
resolved that such acts of violence are
completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated
in or around University premises.
The JUTA members
also demanded that security personnel deputed in
the campus to be made more effective to tackle
any incident of violence.
The JUTA leaders
also advised the students and their
representatives to work for upholding cordial
teacher-students relations to raise the standard
of education academic reputation of the
present in the meeting included Dr Prakash C
Antahal, Dr Vinay Chauhan, Dr Ravinder Singh and
Dr Jaspal Singh.
for immediate passage of Shrines Bill
June 19: All
State Kashmiri Pandit Conference (ASKPC) while
reiterating its demand on passage of Kashmiri
Hindu Shrines and Religious Places Bill has
criticized the Government for maintaining a
silence over the issue.
The ASKPC in its
meeting here today held under the chairmanship of
its vice president Ravinder Raina discussed
various issues pertaining to the community.
meeting M L Kashkari accused Government for
ignoring Migrant Properties Act under which
Deputy Commissioners have been made custodians of
migrants land and property in Valley. He said
some KPs are also responsible for grabbing the
land belonging to religious places in Valley and
urged the Government to ensure that land and
property of Sheetal Nath Shrine at Srinagar is
of ASKPC, H L Chatta stressed on immediate
passage of the Bill. He also extended full
support to Pt Prem Nath Bhat Memorial Trust in
its ongoing movement in this regard.
Phoola Kaul and
Ravi Raina warned those elements who want to grab
the land and property of Sheetal Nath temple
complex. M K Sher, Bharat Bhushan and Ashok Dhar
also addressed the meeting.
release of salaries to newly appointed displaced
June 19: Kashmiri
Pandit Conference (KPC) has demanded immediate
release of six months salaries of the newly
appointed Kashmiri Pandit employees in Valley,
allotment of accommodations to the migrant
employees posted in district Kupwara, looking
into the accommodation problems of migrant
employees putting up at Sheikhpora and
construction of 200 more shops at Jagati for the
allotment to the left out shopkeepers.
It also demanded
that immediate steps be taken for locating the
missing KP youth Sunil Kumar Raina, construction
of Jagati like accommodations at Delhi for Delhi
based KPs, laying of new electricity polls for
Jawala Ji shrine at Khrew in Kashmir Valley,
renovation of spring at Khrew, restoration of
idols to their original place, maintenance of
Bala Devi shrine and Jewan Sahib Shrine in Ladhoo
The KPC national
president, Kundan Kashmiri, while reiterating his
demand on passage of Kashmiri Hindus Shrines and
Religious Places Bill alleged that Valley shrines
lack proper management and for this purpose the
enactment of law was need of the hour.
the recent remarks of the Chief Minister Omar
Abdullah that there is a division among KPs on
the Bill, Kashmiri said there is a consensus
among the community on the enactment of law to
protect the Hindu shrines in Valley as entire
community is untied on this issue.
He also demanded
that Government should take care of providing all
basic facilities to the displaced Pandits at
newly constructed Jagati township and also
stressed on redressal of the problems of the
newly appointed migrants in Valley.
daughter die mysteriously
June 19: A
mother and her daughter died under mysterious
circumstances in Ramgarh area of district Samba
late last night.
A police spokesman
said that middle- aged Rajwanti, wife of Dev
Kumar and her daughter, Madhu were working in the
brick kiln of one Prittam Singh in Ramgarh area.
Last night, both slept after taking dinner.
During mid-night condition of both- mother and
daughter worsened. They were removed to Vijaypur
hospital where mother was declared as dead by
Madhu was rushed
to GMC hospital Jammu but she too, died there in
the Emergency unit during early hours today.
SHO Ramgarh said
it appeared to be the matter of poisoning.
However, a case under Section 174 CrPC has been
registered. Both hailed from Chhatisgarh and were
working as labourers in a brick kiln in Ramgarh
demands DPC in time frame
June 19: Agriculture
Welfare Officers Association (AWOA)today held a
meeting and impressed upon the Administrative
Department to conduct DPC for the gazetted cadre
in the time frame as per the service rules of
1988 so that the deserving officers are not
deprived of promotion chances.
the meeting the members said that since most of
the officers have retired after rendering their
valuable services on the post which they had
joined through PSC with out getting any promotion
the holding of DPC has become imperative now.
also called on Director Agriculture, Ajay
Khajuria and apprised him of the concern of all
the Gazetted Cadre Officers due to non conducting
of DPC. They sought his immediate intervention in
assured them that the demands will be recommended
to the for their logic conclusion.