celebrated with religious fervour,
gaiety across Jammu
Nov 7: Like
other parts of country, Eid-ul-Azha was
celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety
throughout the Jammu region today with thousands
of Muslims thronging different Eidgahs to offer
In Jammu the
biggest congregation was seen at Eidgah Residency
Road where thousands of Muslims offered Eid
Namaz. Among the prominent persons who offered
Eid Namaz at Eidgah here included Minister for
Higher Education, Abdul Gani Malik.
arrangements were made by Auqaf administration
for the people at Eidgah on the occasion.
of Eid prayers, exchange of sweets and hugs were
the other highlights of celebration of Eid in
winter capital city today. A large number of
Hindus and members of Sikh community including
leaders of various political parties had reached
Eidgah to greet their Muslim brethren on the
former Deputy Chief Minister, Mangat Ram Sharma,
Advisor to Chief Minister Devinder Singh Rana,
former Ministers, NC MLC, Ajay Kumar Sadhotra,
Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Dr Pawan Kotwal
and Deputy Commissioner, Jammu Sanjeev Verma.
arrangements were also made across the Jammu city
and its outskirts for smooth and peaceful
celebrations of the festival.
A large number of
people from Muslim community offered Eid Namaz at
Jamia Masjid Talab Khatikan, Eidgah Narwal, Jamia
Masjid Kachhi Chawni, Sidhra, Bhatindi, Jamia
Masjid Tawi Bridge and other mosques of city.
reporters Abdul Gani Malik said that Eid-ul-Azha
gives the message of sacrifice. He expressed the
hope that this Eid will bring India-Pakistan, who
already have started a dialogue process to
improve bilateral relations, more close to each
He said the
coalition Government in the State led by Omar
Abdullah is committed to solve the problems of
the people of the State and added that the doors
for talks are open to resolve the issues, if any.
Over 2000 Muslims
offered Eid prayers at Khara Madana Eidgah,
Purmandal, Samba. Prominent among those who
offered Namaz in the Eidgah included MLC Master
Noor Hussain, Mohammed Siddiqi and Bashir
reports Eid- ul- Azha was also celebrated with
full religious fervour at Poonch, Rajouri, Doda,
Kishtwar, Bhaderwah, Ramban, Kathua, Udhampur,
Basholi, and Billawar today.
Muslims offered Eid Namaz at Eidgah Rajouri. DIG
Rajouri Poonch, Vijay Kumar and SSP Rajouri Vijay
Samyal greeted the people at Eidgah on the
occasion. Minister of State for Power Shabir Khan
offered the Eid Namaz among hundreds of Muslim
devotees at Manjakote Eidgah. Hundreds of Muslims
also offered Eid Namaz at Ramban,
Over 15,000 people
offered Eid Namaz at Eidgah Poonch. On the
occasion MLA, Poonch, Aijaz Jan, DC Poonch, A K
Sahu and Additional SP Jugal Manhas greeted the
Charanjit Singh, D C Kathua, Zahida Khan and S P
Kathua greeted the Muslims during Eid Namaz at
Eidgah while Minister of Cooperatives Dr Manohar
Lal greeted the members of Muslim community at
Billawar and MLA Basohli Jagdish Raj Sapolia
greeted the people at Basohli.
Muslims also offered Eid Namaz at Eidgahs of
Doda, Kishtwar and Bhaderwah today.
inaugurates J&K Pavilion in WTM at London
Nov 7: While
participating in the World Tourism Travel Mart
(WTM) in London, Minister for Tourism, Nawang
Rigzin Jora inaugurated J&K Pavilion in the
Mart in London today.
Mr. Jora is in UK
as a part of Indian delegation headed by Union
Minister for Tourism, Subodh Kant Sahay.
The function was
attended by large number of stake holders from
India as well as abroad.
the gathering, Mr. Jora emphasized the visit of
foreigners to Jammu and Kashmir particularly in
view of prevailing peace and harmony in the
State. He also appealed the Union Tourism
Minister to take up the matter with the UK and
other European countries to withdraw the advisory
issued to their respective natives not to visit
in J&K. He said that the need of the hour is
to highlight the beauty and tranquility of the
State known worldwide.
He further stated
that over the years the inflow of foreign
tourists has increased manifolds in the State of
Jammu and Kashmir particularly in the Ladakh
region. He hoped that by withdrawing the negative
advisory the number of foreign tourists would
increase in the coming years that would give
further impetus to the State economy.
delegation comprising of Commissioner/Secretary
Tourism, Atal Dulloo and Managing Director,
JKTDC, Satish Nehru also participated in the
tributes paid to martyrs of 1947
Nov 7: Rich
tributes were paid to martyrs of 1947, who laid
down their lives in fighting Pak invaders in
Muzaffarabad, Mirpur, Bhimber Kotli, Poonch,
Baramulla and other parts of the State at a
Shradhanjali Samaroh at Gurudwara Kalgidhar
Rehari here today which was organized by Movement
for Justice for Refugees of 1947 (MJR-47) from
their sacrifices the speakers said had they not
put their stiff and continued resistance for five
days, the Kashmir Valley would have fallen a prey
in the hands of raiders by the evening of October
Terming the figure
of these martyrs as 40,000 they said these unsung
heros, who sacrificed their lives in defending
their motherland and honour of their women and
children saved the State and also in turn paved
the way for them to save their lives by migrating
to this part of the State.
narrated the eye-witness account of the
horrendous killings of the innocent people
belonging to Hindu and Sikh communities by the
brute and cruel raiders. They also showed their
deep resentment towards the consecutive Central
and State Governments for ignoring the rights for
relief to the refugees over and above forgetting
the supreme sacrifices made by the martyrs in
1947 during the last 64 years. The issue of
Kashmir cant be assessed in isolation of
the refugees of 1947, the very first victims of
accession of the State with Union of India, they
Prof Himmat Singh,
a son of the soil, from Punjab University
Patiala, who has written a historical book
"Kashmir Layee Kurbani giving
detailed accounts of martyrs all over the State,
was honoured by MJR-47, for putting on record the
details of this historical event which also
contains more than 3,000 names village wise of
the martyrs in the Valley only.
convener, S Jagjit Sudan many other speakers
including Prof Inder Singh, Yog Raj Sharma, O P
Khajuria, Surinder Singh, ex president Jammu Bar
Association, S Mohinder Singh, S Charanjeet Singh
Khalsa, Kulwant Singh and others also spoke on
to all the sections of the refugees of the 1947
from different areas to come on one platform and
make this movement strong enough to force the
Government to give justice to them which has been
kept pending for the last 64 years. After the
Ardas, prayers for the peace to the soul of
martyrs, a Langer was also served to the Sangat.
holds counseling session for students to study
Nov 7: The
British Counseling and Educational Services
(BCES) organized counseling session for the
students to study abroad here at Jammu Club, this
Rajendra Sampat of
University of East London, UK, while interacting
with students about the advantages of studying
abroad, particularly in UK, spoke at length and
informed the students about the plethora of
avenues available to students after 12th
standard. He briefed that UK Universities were
offering over 1000 course options to students
willing to study abroad for quality education.
informed that costs of studying overseas are not
necessarily high at all places and
scholarships/internships are also available for
brilliant students. He declared that BCES is a
trusted agency for exploring education
opportunities at UEL and is a registered agency
with British Council and has been a trusted
partner for the British High Commission.
Mr Sampat also
informed that BCES has been working for the last
14 years with its main objective of providing
professional and technical counseling services
and helping the students to attain their goals
while studying in the leading universities and
colleges of the UK.
counseling session, the students and their
parents directly interacted with International
Officer from University of East London and
cleared their various queries.
march organised at Reasi
ABVP continues stir, holds meet
Nov 7: Terming
the new recruitment policy of Government as
anti-youth and draconian, Akhil Bhartiya
Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) today demanded its
A meeting of
student leaders from various city colleges, Jammu
University and other private colleges was held
under the banner of Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi
In the meeting it
was resolved that students in large number will
march towards Civil Secretariat on November 9 on
the "Secretariat Chalo" call given by
appealed the college administration and Police
Department for their cooperation and support to
the on going justified movement against new
recruitment policy announced by Government.
ABVP has also
called citizens meet on November 8 at Brahman
Sabha, Parade to chalk out further strategy for
Reasi, hundreds of students from various
institutions took out candle march and opposed
the Governments new recruitment policy for
the non-gazetted posts in the Government sector.
agitating students amid sloganeering assembled at
Chowk Chabutra and marched towards Bus Stand in
the shape of a rally. Terming the
Governments new recruitment policy as
anti-youth and draconian, students were demanding
its revocation at the earliest.
Heavy police posse
was deployed there as precautionary measure so
that no untoward incident could took place.
sale of Letrozole drug suspended
Nov 7: The
Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, in
exercise of powers conferred under Section 26 A
of the Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940, has
issued a Gazette Notification under which the
manufacture, sale and distribution of drug
Letrozole for induction of ovulation in an
ovulatory in fertility has been suspended in the
country with immediate effect.
This has been done
in public interest as the use of the drug was
likely to involve certain risk to human beings
whereas safer alternatives of the drug are
available. The manufacturers licenced to
manufacture the drug formulation, if any, in the
State of Jammu and Kashmir have been informed
that their licenses for manufacturing the
formulation have been suspended with immediate
The Chemists and
Druggists are also directed to stop the sale of
these formulations with immediate effect and
return the un-used stocks to the manufacturers.
However, Letrozole formulation for treatment of
"Breast Cancer" would continue to be
manufactured and marketed in the country.
celebrates 37th Raising day
Nov 7: NHPC
Limited celebrated its 37th Raising day today
with great pomp and show at its office complex at
Narwal and at Jyotipuram.
In Jammu, OP
Thakur, Executive Director, Regional Office,
presided over the function as chief guest and
inaugurated the function by lighting lamp.
Speaking on the
occasion, Sanjay Sarbhoy, Chief HR, presented the
OP Thakur in his
inaugural address congratulated the employees and
briefed about the achievement of NHPC Limited
during the last 36 years. He also spoke about the
status of various projects across the State like
Nimoo Bazgo, Chutak and Uri, likely to come up
said that for the first half of this fiscal, NHPC
Limited has earned a net profit of ` 1,757.52
crore as against ` 1,227.6 crore earned during
the corresponding period of the previous
financial year, there by registering an increase
of 43.17 per cent.
On the occasion,
colourful cultural programme was also organized
in which young artists enthralled the audience
with their performances.
NHPC Raising day was also celebrated at
Jyotipuram with enthusiasm and fanfare.
The function was
inaugurated by CB Singh, General Manager, whereas
evening session of cultural activities was
inaugurated by Meena Singh with lighting of
Tug of war (women
and girls), cultural programme and Fete were the
main attractions of the celebrations. Besides
various other activities including musical chair,
children race, etc were also formed part of the
presented prizes to the winners of various
activities, organized during the function and
also presented letter of appreciation to Anjusha,
Sunali Dogra and Suresh Kumar, winners, all India
devotional song competition held at Katra
recently by Salal NHPC Limited.
On the occasion,
Singh also distributed sewing machines among the
needy widows for generating income through this
Balbir Pama new Chief of Staff
Nov 7: Major
General Balbir Pama, took over the reins of Chief
of Staff of the Northern Command here today.
The General has
done the senior command, higher command and
National Defence College courses. During his
service career he has held a variety of sterling
and balanced portfolios of command, staff and
Officer has vast experience in counter insurgency
and high altitude warfare and has commanded 2/3
Gorkha Rifles, an infantry brigade in J&K and
an infantry division in the plains of Punjab.
He has been
instructor in Infantry School, Mhow and a United
Nation Observer in UNIMOG. The General has held a
number of prestigious staff appointments to
include Brigadier Major, Colonel General Staff
and Brigadier General Staff.
Before taking over
the mantle of Chief of Staff, Northern Command,
he was the Additional Director General of
Perspective Planning at Army Headquarters. The
General Officer stands approved for the rank of
Lieutenant General, which he will be assuming
On his arrival
here, Major General Balbir Pama, laid wreath at
the Dhruva Shaheed Samark and thereafter met all
officers posted in headquarters Northern Command.
death exposed prevailing corruption in Govt: PDP
Nov 7: People's
Democratic Party (PDP) today lambasted National
Conference led coalition Government for its
failure to bring transparency and accountability
in the administration.
meetings at Miran Sahib and Simbal Camp, PDP
leaders regretted that corruption has crossed all
limits and the example of this is the murder of
NC worker Haji Yusuf, which has exposed
prevailing corruption in the Government as well
in the ruling party.
They said that all
promises made during the Assembly elections
remained in papers and added that the Government
has also failed to connect itself with the common
regretted that common masses in the State have
been struggling with number of problems but the
members of the ruling coalition have been using
State resources for their personal comforts.
addressed that gathering included Rangil Singh,
Trilok Singh Bajwa, Balbir Singh, Ved Mahajan,
Shanti Devi besides others.
League discusses problems
Nov 7: Ex-Policemen
League in a meeting, presided over by its
president, KS Sambyal, discussed the issues
pertaining to the welfare of the retired police
discussed in the meeting pertained to enhancement
of ex-gratia relief, in the event death of
retired police officials, to be paid at the rate
of ` 5,000 on spot through district SSP to meet
the expenses of the last rites; Re-imbursement of
medical claims should be paid to the retired
police officials with the monthly pension of each
month; 5 per cent reservation in the police
recruitment and in professional institutions for
It was resolved
that a deputation of retirees of district Jammu
will approach the chairman of the League, MM
Khajuria, to work out further directive strategy
to call upon the DGP for redressal to their
present were Dayal Singh Slathia, Choudhary
Chirag-u-Din, VP Gupta, Sagar Singh, Manmohan
Bali, Surinder Mohan Koul, Baldev Raj Thappa,
Mohd Saleem and Kasturi Lal, etc.
Nov 7: Police
today arrested a thief and recovered stolen
sanitary wares from his possession in Bantalab
area of Domana. He was part of a racket operating
in the areas, whose other members were being
traced by police.
the arrested thief as Sudesh Kumar son of Ram Pal
R/o Keran, Bantalab.
He had stolen
sanitary wares from the house of Rattan Lal,
which have been recovered.
questioning, Sudesh Kumar admitted that he was
part of a gang engaged in stealing sanitary wares
from the houses. Police was trying to arrest
other associates of the gang.
A case has been
registered against the thief at Domana police
station. A police party headed by SHO Domana Ajay
Jamwal made the arrest under the supervision of
SDPO Sandeep Mehta.
Ved Prachar programme held at Arya Samaj
Nov 7: Four
days Ved program of Arya Samaj Trikuta Nagar here
concluded today. While first three days programme
was held at Arya Samaj Trikuta Nagar the fourth
day programme was held at SOS Home, Narwal Jammu.
During the first
three days daily Yajan, Bhajan and Parvochans
were held. The discourses were delivered by
Udeyvir Ji from Mathura and Dr Dev Sharma, Vedic
Schoalr from Delhi. They threw light on
preachings of Vedas, the oldest religious books
of the world. They also threw light on the
principles of Arya Samaj.
On the concluding
day 90 children of SOS Home were benefited by
sermons, which were mainly related to the moral
values of life and childrens duties towards
their families and the nation. The program was
arranged with kind consent of Amrish Kumar
Khajuria, patron of SOS Home.
The programme was
also graced by Bharat Bhushan Arya, president
Arya Pratinidhi Sabha J&K.
Nov 7: Various
communities held meetings at their respective
places of worship to finalize the arrangements
for the congregations to be held this week with
fervour and enthusiasm.
is celebrating its annual congregation at
'Sajawati' Dehri, Hamirpur Sidhar (Pangali) in
tehsil Akhnoor on November 9. Biradari has asked
its members to get invoked blessings of 'Devi
Sajawati' by ensuring their participation. Pooja
and traditional ceremonies would be followed by
congregation of Khajuria Biradari is being held
at Sajawati Mandir Kul Dev Sthan Sangwali, near
Police Post Jatwal, on November 10. All Biradari
members have been asked to participate with
families and receive the blessings of Sajawati
Mata and Kul Dev. In addition to routine
activities a special programme would be organized
to pay glowing tributes to son of the soil martyr
Lieutenant Sushil Khajuria, who sacrificed his
life on September 29, 2011 at Kupwara in Kashmir
while fighting militants.
Biradari is holding its congregation on November
10 at Kuldevta Mandir Paloura Jammu. All devotees
of Biradari has been asked to attend the same and
have blessings of the deity.
congregation of Puri Biradari is going to be held
at Suketar, near Sula Park on November 10. All
biradari members have been invited to at attend
and seek blessings of Daati Maa for their well
being and also partake Parshad at Langar. The
function will start at 10 am with Pooja.
congregation will be held at Devsthan, Ghagwal
(Samba) on November 10. Hawan will be performed
followed by Langar. All Biradari members have
been asked to participate and obtain blessings of
All India Mahajan
Kangal Biradari is holding its congregation on
November 10 at Mandir Maa Sajawati at Shivalya,
Panjbakhtar Jammu. The doors of Mandir for
Darshan would open at 6 am, Mundan at 11 am and
Bhandara at 1 pm onwards. Biradari members have
been stressed upon to participate with families
to take blessings of deity.
Lamme (Mahajan) Biradari's annual congregation is
being held on November 10 at Bua Daati
Satyawati's Darbar (Pracheen Sthan) at Sanyal.
Ramayan Paath will begin on November 9 at 7:30 am
and Bhog of Ramayan Paath will be held at 7:30 am
on November 10 and Hawan will be performed at
8:30 am and Langar served to devotees after 11
Nov 7: Aditya
Birla Group today inaugurated its first ever
exclusive showroom in the winter capital namely,
"Planet Fashion" at Gandhi Nagar.
The showroom was
inaugurated by Surjeet Singh Slathia, Minister
for Commerce and Industries while Raman Bhalla,
Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation
Owner of the
"Planet Fashion" exclusive showroom,
Ashok Gupta, officials of Aditya Birla Group and
local populace were also present during the
The showroom will
showcase brands like Van Huesen, Louis, Phillipe,
Levis, Allensolly, Peter England, By Ford, Jockey
besides many other brands.
Slathia accompanied by Raman Bhalla had a glimpse
of the brands and also expressed their
satisfaction on the fashion wear put on display.
They said that the showroom would provide various
choices to the customers before going for
present were Rajesh Bakshi, district president,
National Conference, Vivek Gupta, district
vice-president, National Conference and Surinder
Singh Jamwal, district Youth NC president.
Mata Ki Chowki at K C Residency
Nov 7: KC
Residency here in association with Virtu
Hospitality of Delhi and Shri Mata Vaishno Sewa
Mandal Delhi, organized a grand Mata Ki Chowki at
its lawns on Sunday from 5pm to 8 pm.
The event was
titled as Diwali Ke Baad Diwali and 15,000 lamps
(diyas) were lit on the occasion. Shri Mata
Vaishno Devi Sewa Mandal headed by Raj Sehgal
participated in the function with team of
devotees from Delhi and other parts of the
country. The event was a unique one in holy town
The devotees of
Mata Vaishnodevi participated in huge numbers in
the event which was free to public. The highlight
of the function was holy Jyot brought form Jawala
Ji and lit 100 days prior to the event.