pays tributes to Sheikh Abdullah
Sept 8: The
29th death anniversary of Jammu and Kashmir
National Conference founder and first Prime
Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Sheikh Mohammad
Abdullah was observed across the Valley day.
The main function
was organized at Naseem Bagh-Hazratbal, the
mausoleum of Sheikh where Chief Minister Omar
Abdullah paid floral tributes to Sheikh. He along
with the party leaders offered Fateh at the grave
of his grandfather and prayed for the eternal
peace of the departed soul.
struggle and sacrifices of late leader for the
cause of people and the State throughout his
life, Omar said that public welfare and progress
of Jammu and Kashmir, irrespective of any
consideration, was Sheikh Abdullah's cherished
The Chief Minister
said that Sher-i-Kashmir laid the edifice of Naya
Kashmir, stood strongly for mutual amity between
various sections of the society, upheld the high
principles of democracy, nurtured love and
brotherhood and focused on the holistic
development of the State particularly of poor and
downtrodden sections of the society.
CM for introducing courses with
Sept 8: Governor
N. N. Vohra and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah
today stressed the need for most critically
examining the employability aspects while
considering the upgradation of any existing
course or proposing the introduction of any new
course. They added that high priority needs to be
accorded to those courses which have higher
employment potential in the existing and emerging
job market scenario.
The Governor and
the Chief Minister were addressing the University
Council meeting of the Kashmir University at Raj
Bhawan here today.
The Governor, who
was chairing the Council meeting as Chancellor of
the University, observed that the Universities
must devote attention towards arranging Campus
placements of the students and early upgrade
their Placement Cells for securing the largest
possible number of placements. He added that, to
secure this objective, the standard of teaching
and research would require to be continuously
upgraded for bringing out high quality scholars.
The Governor also
laid emphasis on engendering greater linkages
between the Universities and the colleges and
schools so that the issue of deficiency of well
qualified faculty in various subjects at the
college and University levels could be
progressively addressed by encouraging the
brighter students to pursue higher studies and
research, particularly in respect of those
subjects in which there is a shortage of
The Chief Minister
said that there is urgent need for taking all
required measures for ensuring the highest
standards of teaching and research so that the
youth of Jammu and Kashmir are equipped to
compete successfully with the best in the
national and international job markets.
The Chief Minister
stressed that there should be adequate provisions
for use of solar energy and rain water harvesting
in all the upcoming buildings in the University.
Abdul Gani Malik,
Minister for Higher Education, speaking on the
occasion, put forth several suggestions to
improve the quality of higher education in the
State. This, he said, is imperative to equip boys
and girls with the required knowledge to compete
in the job market.
Prof. Talat Ahmad,
Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir, in his
comprehensive power point presentation, dwelt on
the status of various research projects,
achievements of the University in varied fields,
status of the establishment of new satellite
Campuses, new courses being introduced and
various initiatives taken for developing the
University as a centre of excellence.
The meeting was
attended by other members of the University
Council, including R. P. Aggarwal, formerly
Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource
Development, Government of India, Prof. Varun
Sahni, Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu and
Tanveer Jehan Commissioner/Secretary, Higher
Education. Besides, R. K. Goyal, Principal
Secretary to the Governor, Ravi Magotra, Director
General Budget, and Prof. Syed Fayyaz Ahmad,
Registrar, University of Kashmir, were also
people to remain vigilant at crowded areas
Sept 8: In
view of the latest terrorist attack in New Delhi,
Inspector General of Police, (IGP), Dilbagh
Singh, asked the people to remain extra vigilant
and dont touch any un-attended object lying
near crowded areas like railway station, bus
stand, religious places, etc.
IGP Dilbagh Singh
today called a meeting of senior police officers
and while addressing stressed upon the officers
to launch intensive checking in the suspected
areas and held that hard work was required to be
done to neutralize the dreaded terrorist
operating in the area. Singh instructed all the
officers to remain steadfast in their resolve to
defeat the nefarious designs of the anti-national
elements and impressed upon the officers to take
all precautionary and other security related
measures to ensure peace and order in Jammu
In the meeting, a
review of vital installation and nakas
established especially in the Jammu city and its
peripheral were also taken and he advised the
field officers for strengthening the security
grid. He emphasized on the surprise checking and
establishment of special nakas for checking of
vehicles and also directed them to increase the
night patrolling and strengthen nakas which
should be done under the proper guidance and
supervision of senior officers.
The meeting was
attended by DIG, Jammu-Kathua range, DIG,
Udhampur-Reasi range, SSP Udhampur, SSP Jammu,
SSP, PCR and all other SSP of district Jammu.
peddlers arrested; 600 kg poppy, capsules seized
Sept 8: Police
today arrested three drug-peddlers and recovered
6 quintals of poppy straw power, intoxicant
capsules and liquor from their possession.
spokesman said that on the intervening night of
September 7 and 8, the sleuths of Excise
Department and police personnel from Lakhanpur
Police Station intercepted a truck bearing
registration number JK03 B-7568 at Toll Post
Lakhanpur and subjected it to checking.
From the vehicle,
600 kilograms of poppy straw powder was
recovered. The contraband, which was kept in a
specially designed cabin, was immediately seized
and the driver namely Jagtar Singh, son of Vir
Singh of Dasua, Punjab arrested.
In order to dodge
the Excise Department and Lakhanpur Police, the
truck driver was using fake number plate as the
original registration number of the vehicle
turned out to be HR46-4449 during the checking of
questioning, the truck driver revealed that owner
of the truck namely Surjeet Singh of Jalandhar
was traveling behind the truck in a Tata Sumo
bearing registration number PB08-6914 but he
managed to escape from the spot as soon as he
noticed Excise sleuths and police personnel.
The truck driver
has been booked under Narcotics Drugs and
Psychotropic Substances Act.
Department and Lakhanpur Police also seized 102
bags containing 20 quintals of non bio-degradable
polythene bags, which were being illegally
transported in a truck bearing registration
The polythene bags
were handed over to Pollution Control Board team
and the driver namely Sohan Lal, son of Bhuri Lal
of Gandyal arrested.
DySP DAR Rohit
Baskotra and SHO Lakhanpur, Inspector Chanchal
Singh were leading the police team while as
Excise Department team was comprising Excise and
Taxation Officers Pardeep Singh Chib, Sohan Lal
Sharma, Mohd Alyas Khan, Girdhari Lal Sharma,
Inspectors Rohit Sharma, Gulrez Haq and
Sub-Inspector Mohd Saqib in both the cases.
Hiranagar Police today arrested a drug peddler
namely Davinder Singh alias Gaggi, son of Amarjit
Singh and recovered 400 intoxicant capsules from
The spokesman said
that Billawar Police arrested a drug peddler and
recovered 48 pouches of J&K Excise Liquor
from his possession. The drug peddler namely
Abdul Qayoom, son of Ghulam Nabi of Malhar has
been booked under 48 Excise Act.
reviews custodian land records
Sept 8: Revenue
Department has earned Rs 5.50 crore on account of
leasing, rent charges and transfer of Evacuees
Property during last six months after introducing
a new policy in this regard.
was given in an officers meeting of the
Custodians of Evacuees Property Department
convened by the Minister for Revenue,
Rehabilitation Raman Bhalla, here today to review
the impacts of the recently introduced policy on
On this occasion
the Minister said that the policy introduced by
the Government regarding safeguarding and usage
of the Evacuees Property have yielded good
results. He said that the policy needs to be
implemented in letter and spirit so that desired
results are achieved. He instructed the officers
to make people aware about the policy.
Mr. Bhalla said
that safeguarding of the Evacuees Property is
prime responsibility of the Government adding
nobody should be allowed to encroach or grab the
land, houses and other related property.
directed the officers of the Custodian Department
to repair and renovate the houses of evacuees so
that more income is generated out of this
property for which Government will provide
necessary funds. He also enjoined upon them that
the houses in dilapidated condition or about to
collapse should be given first preference in this
Referring to the
computerization of land records of Revenue
Department, the meeting was informed that records
of Poonch and Rajouri districts have fully been
computerized while as the process in Jammu, Samba
and R S. Pura is in advanced stage. He said that
the Government is committed to take up the
computerization of land records on priority
basis. For this purpose, he said, Central
Government has released an amount of Rs 15 crore.
He said that a roadmap has been prepared for
computerization/digitalization of land records.
The Minister also
reviewed the status of the project reports and
land acquisition for construction of Mini
Secretariats at Poonch, Rajouri, Doda and Mendhar
for which special grants have been released.
Commissioner Revenue Pramod Jain, Commissioner/
Secretary Revenue Kachoo Isfandyar Khan,
Custodian General Latief-u-Zaman Dewa, Custodian
Central Bashir Ahmad Mir, Custodians of Jammu and
Kashmir Abdul Majeed Wani and Muhammad Akbar
Bhat, Director Finance Zahoor Ahmad and senior
officers of Revenue, Planning,Custodian and
Evacuees Property Departments attended the
bovine animals seized, 11 arrested
Sept 8: In
major drive against bovine smuggling, police
today arrested 11 bovine smugglers and recovered
30 bovines from their possession in Jammu,
Udhampur, Samba and Rajouri districts.
The highest number
of 14 bovine animals were seized and six
smugglers were arrested in Rajouri today
smugglers have been identified as Liaquat Ali of
Rajdhani, Thanna Mandi, Mohammad Zakir of Saranu,
Rajouri, Tariq Hussain of Dhandian, Imran Malik
of Rajouri, Mohammad Riaz and Mohammad Matloob of
Three vehicles in
which the bovine animals were being smuggled have
been seized. Accused were arrested by a Rajouri
police station team headed by SHO Varinder Gupta
under the supervision of SSP Rajouri Vijay Singh
seized nine bovine animals from a truck No. 2061
JK03 and arrested two bovine smugglers identified
as Abdul Hussain and Sajjad Ahmed of Kulgam.
headed by SDPO Nagrota Faisal Qureshi and SHO
Sajjad Pervez made the arrests.
Kud police today
arrested two bovine smugglers and recovered seven
milch animals from their possession.
said that, police party headed by SHO Kud
Inspector Pardeep Gupta laid a naka at Kud and
intercepted a vehicle headed towards Srinagar. He
said on frisking of the vehicle, 7 milch animals
were found, which were being illegally smuggled
both driver and conductor of the vehicle namely
Mushtaq Ahmed, son of Ghulam Hussain, resident of
village Brinal Lamer, tehsil Delsar, district
Kulgam and Mukhtyar Ahmed, son of Abdul Aziz,
resident of Chorut, tehsil Delsar, district
Kulgam. He added that the vehicle used for
smuggling of milch animals was also seized.
A case has been
registered under FIR No 59/2011 and Section
188/RPC, 3 PCA Act at police station Kud.
police also arrested a notorious bovine smuggler
against whom non bailable warrants under Section
512 CrPC had already been issued by the courts.
said that on the basis of specific information, a
police party from Bari Brahamana police station
led by SHO Inspector Arun Jamwal conducted a raid
in Kikar Morh area and arrested the notorious
bovine smuggler Makhan Din, son of Mohd Yousaf of
He was evading
arrest in several cases registered at Samba,
Lakhanpur and Hiranagar Police Stations.
body pensioners' plea to Finance Minister
Municipal and Local Bodies Pensioners Association
(MLBPA), in its general body meeting, discussed
at length the order of Director General Accounts
and Treasuries to provide them pension through
J&K Bank and other banks.
The meeting took
this step as a goodwill gesture but expressed
apprehension that by passing the monthly pension
vouchers by treasury officers and then directing
the pensioners to get their pension dues at their
respective bank branches.
The meeting held
under the chairmanship of B S Jamwal said the
wrongful procedure adopted by treasury officer
has created a great inconvenience to old aged and
sick pensioners, who will be required to get
passed their pension vouchers from treasury
officers and then get pension from the banks.
has appealed the Finance Minister, J&K and
especially the Treasury Officers to look into the
grievances of the aged and sick pensioners of the
civic bodies immediately and revoke the wrongful
policy, failing which the Association would
launch struggle shortly.
those present in the meeting included J C Gupta,
C L Jalali, B D Verma, Mohd Aslam, K S Sambyal,
Jawahar Lal, M L Pandita, K K Dubey, Badrinath
Bhatt, Balbir Singh Jamwal, J R Sharma, Lal Singh
Nag, Chuni Singh, Kher Chand, Latief Massih,
Sardar Masih, Nazar Massih, Sosan etc.
over construction of new bus stand at Katra
HC disposes of bunch of petitions
Sept 8: State
High Court today disposed of bunch of petitions
challenging the notification No.22-RD of 2010
dated September 23, 2010 issued by the Government
regarding the land acquisition for construction
of new bus stand at Katra.
Senior Advocates AV Gupta, S S Lehar with
Advocates Aditya Gupta, Farooq Ahmed Natnoo, R S
Thakur, Pankaj Jamwal, Meharban Singh and Javed
Iqbal for the petitioners whereas AAG AH Qazi for
the State and Advocate Adarsh Sharma for the
Katra Development Authority, Justice Mohd Yaqoob
Mir observed, "in view of law coupled with
the position of case in hand, it has to be
concluded that the petitioners have not been
heard in support of their objections effectively,
therefore, acquisition proceedings under
different sections of Land Acquisition Act
vis-à-vis land of petitioners are invalid".
notification issued under Section 4 of the Act is
valid. The Collector Acquisition in accordance
with Section 5-A (2) of Act shall hear the
petitioners in support of their objections and
thereafter formulate his report on each
objection. Thereafter such recommendatory report
be submitted to the Government and it is then for
the Government to take any decision which will be
binding on the petitioners", the High Court
AAG referred a
judgment of Apex Court wherein it has been held
that quashment of proceedings would operate only
qua the persons who filed objections whereby
against the persons who have accepted the
compensation and have not filed objections
proceedings are valid.
Upon this, Justice
Mohd Yaqoob Mir observed, "all the
proceedings vis-à-vis owners/ interested who
have not filed any objections and have accepted
the compensation, will be final and not open to
any question and respondents will be at liberty
to proceed ahead to utilize the same for the
purpose it has been acquired because question of
land required for construction of bus stand has
already been set at rest by the Division Bench of
this Court in a case".
The High Court
directed the respondents to adhere to the mandate
of Section 5-A (2) of the Act while dealing with
objections of petitioners.
observations, the State High Court disposed off
all the petitions.
tributes paid to Sheikh Abdullah
on his 29th death
Sept 8: Rich
tributes were paid to former Chief Minister of
the State and founder of National Conference
Sher-e-Kashmir, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah on his
29th death anniversary today by the Party at a
function held in Sher-e-Kashmir Bhawan here.
The function was
organized by the provincial Committee of the
Party. Earlier Quran Khawani was held in
Sher-e-Kashmir Bhawan which was followed by
distribution of fruits and other eatables in old
age home, Ambphalla and Mother Teresa center
Janipur. Besides a blood donation camp was also
organized by youth Wing of NC under the
leadership of S S Bunty its provincial president.
The camp was inaugurated by Rattan Lal Gupta
provincial president of NC.
On the occasion
Mrs Bimla Luthra MLA led a rally from Vivekananda
Chowk to Sher-e-Kahsmir Bhawan.
Paying tributes to
late leader, Rattan Lal Gupta highlighted the
role of Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah in the
independence struggle of the country. He said
Sheikh Abdullah was a visionary leader who led
the state during the crucial years of partition
and laid the foundation of a secular state which
was the historic decision of the time.
Sadhotra ex Minister and MLC said NC is proud
enough that it was Sheikh Abdullah who fought for
freedom of speech, freedom of press and
upliftment of down-trodden and weaker sections of
the society. The NC leaders remained in jails for
years together for the cause of people, he added.
Recalling the role
of Sher-e-Kashmir Mohammad, Aslam Goni said he
was pioneer of Kashmir movement in the early
forties. He said late leader confronted M A
Jinnah who wanted J&K to be part of Pakistan
on the basis of Muslim majority.
Paying tributes to
late leader NC Women's Wing president Laxmi Dutta
said that best tribute to this great leader would
be to fulfill his unfinished dreams. She urged
women folk to come forward and join hands for
development of the nation.
Others who paid
tributes to late leader included Mohammad Aslam
Goni, provincial secretary Jammu, Sheikh Basher,
Ch. Talib Hussain, Vijay Bakaya, MLC, Haji
Mohammed Hussian, MLC, B L Bhat, Ram Paul ex
Minister, Ch Haroon, Mohammed Ayub Malik, Jugal
Mahajan, Satpal Lakhotra, Rajesh Bakshi, T S
Tony, Mohinder Gupta, Chander Mohan Sharma,
Kuldeep Kour, Rashida Begum, Satya Jamwal and
was organized at Vinayak Nagar Muthi under the
leadership of B L Bhat ex MLC in which rich
tributes were paid to late leader. Those who paid
tributes to Sheikh Abdullah included Ashok
Hangloo, M K Raina, M L Munshi, Nanaji Koul,
Ashok Raina and M L Lahori.
inaugurates SVO complex
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday
inaugurated the new complex of State Vigilance
Organization (SVO) at Peer Bagh near here.
The three storey-
building complex with a plinth area of 3782 sq.
feet and build up area of 14768 sq. feet has been
completed at a cost of over Rs.3.30 crore. The
building is an RCC structure designed to
withstand high seismic tremors.
The ground floor
of the building accommodates accounts,
prosecution and FIR branches, various offices are
at first floor and the second floor provides
space for the offices of Vigilance Commissioner,
Complaints branches and DIG Vigilance, while the
Conference room is at the third floor.
the officers of SVO, the Chief Minister said that
the new complex would provide suitable
accommodation to the Organization to function
Madhav Lal, Director General of Police Kuldeep
Khoda, Principal Secretary Home B.R. Sharma,
Vigilance Commissioner P.L. Gupta, Commissioner
Secretary GAD Mohammad Sayed Khan, ADGP, K.
Rajindra and various senior police officers and
functionaries of SVO were present on the
complex has been completed by the Police Housing
Corporation with in a period of one year and 10
peoples plea to CAPD Deptt
of village Dachan have expressed anguish against
CAPD Department for not providing ration to the
area and demanded adequate supply of ration at
inhabitants held a meeting under the chairmanship
of Bodh R Parihar, Sarpanch, Panchayat Halqa
Kayar who said that block Dachan is without
ration for the last three months and on account
of this people of the area are facing hardships.
He further said that the Assistant Director, CAPD
and others have totally failed to monitor the
ration distribution system in the remote and
hilly areas and were allegedly indulged the black
marketing of the same.
thorough probe into the matter and urged the CAPD
Minister to direct the authorities to redress the
problem of the area.
present were Des Raj, Abass Tantary, Gopa Ram,
reviews Animal Husbandry Deptt functioning
Sept 8: As
many as 3958 Below Poverty Line (BPL) families
have been covered under Rural Backyard Poultry
scheme across Jammu region since the launch of
the programme last year.
This was revealed
at a meeting of officers of Animal Husbandry
Department chaired by Minister for Animal, Sheep
Husbandry, Science and Technology, Aga Syed
Ruhullah Mehdi convened to take detailed review
of the functioning and achievements in Jammu
division, here today.
Animal and Sheep Husbandary B. D. Sharma was also
present in the meeting.
envisages distribution of low input birds to BPL
families in three cycles (15 birds each cycle)
with an aim to provide nutritional and financial
supplementation of rural farmers. The farmers, in
addition, are provided Rs. 750 each for
construction of night shelters, waterers, feeders
etc for the birds.
Speaking at the
meeting, the Minister said that the coalition
Government was committed to promote the Animal
Husbandry sector for which there is enough
potential and resources available in the State.
stressed for increasing the cattle and poultry
production to reduce the dependence on the import
from outside the State. He said animal husbandry
has huge potential in the state as Jammu and
Kashmir is high milk, poultry and mutton
consumer. He said thousands of families can earn
a dignified livelihood if provided with better
know-how and assistance. He asked the officers to
create awareness among the farmers about the
benefits being provided under various Centrally
The Minister also
stressed for popularization of Rural Backyard
Scheme to benefit the Below Poverty Line (BPL)
families in rural areas.
called for training of educated unemployed youth
under Bare Foot Paravet scheme, creating
awareness among the farmers about latest
technical advancements and schemes/programmes of
the department by organizing awareness camps,
cattle shows, calf rallies, exhibitions etc,
training of entrepreneurs for establishment of
income generating dairy/poultry units.
Husbandry Dr. Sohan Lal Tickoo presented a power
point presentation of the objectives,
achievements and various schemes of the
inspects Central Jail, holds darbar
Navin Agarwal, Director General of Prisons
today paid a visit to the Central Jail Srinagar.
He was accompanied by Deputy Inspector General of
Prisons Dr Mohammad Sultan Lone and Staff Officer
Javid Ahmed Fazili.
This was Agarwal's
first visit to any jail after his taking over as
Director General of Prisons, Jammu and Kashmir.
Agarwal had a
round of the barracks, interacted with the
inmates and asked them about the behaviour of the
staff and legitimate facilities being provided.
The inmates expressed their satisfaction. On the
spot instructions were issued to the Technical
Officer to undertake repairs and renovations of
barracks security pickets etc. On this occasion a
darbar was also held in which the staff members
put forth their grievances responding to which
Agarwal assured prison personnel of early
In his address to
jawans and officers, Agarwal highlighted the
importance of Prison Department and termed it as
an important organ of criminal justice system. He
was unequivocal in making the jawans understand
their responsibility and emphasized upon them to
work with utmost commitment and without any
pressure. He informed that welfare of personnel
and their promotion avenues will be given
urge Govt to redress demands
Pensioners Association has appealed the
Government to settle their long pending demands
at the earliest.
A meeting of the
association was held under the chairmanship of
its president Akther Hussain Gattu who while
speaking said that the Government was not looking
serious towards redressal of their demands. He
demanded release of arrears of sixth pay
commission in one installment, enhancement of
medical allowances to Rs 1,000 per month, arrears
of the revised pay scales in terms of sixth pay
panel recommendation to be paid in lump sum to
the pensioners who attained superannuation after
January 1, 2006.
He said that the
J&K bank branch has not paid sixth pay panel
arrears to pensioners due form April, 2011 and
demanded enhancement of pension benefits in
favour of those pensioners who have completed age
of 80, 85, 90, 95 and 100 years to the tune of
20, 30, 40, 50 and 100 per cent as per the
pattern of the Central Government. Among others
present were Shakeel Ahmed Dev, Munshi Ram,
Bhagat Hem Raj, Ghulam Hassan Pampori, Akther
Hussain Nehru, Gian Chand, Thakur Amar Nath,
Abdul Rehman Wani, Romal Singh and D S Charak.
"Script Writing Training" prog held
Sept 8: Two
days "Script Writing Training"
programme organized by Edusat Network, Government
College for Women, Gandhi Nagar, in collaboration
with Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO),
Ahmedabad, concluded today.
commenced with the inaugural ceremony, which was
presented by Prof Nalini Kohli, Principal,
Government College For Women, Gandhi Nagar.
Producer from ISRO, DECU, Ahmedabad presented key
note address. After that, Kamlesh Udasi, Deputy
Project Director, ISRO, DECU, Ahmedabad and
Swarna Deshpande held the technical and
interaction session and shared their knowledge
The workshop was
attended by professors from Government Women
College, Gandhi Nagar and lecturers from DIETs of
were trained to write the script for Edusat
lecturers who will be the resource persons for
delivering lectures through Edusat Hub.
Prof Naveen Anand,
presented vote of thanks.
Pritam Spiritual Foundation
organize eye, medical
Sept 8: 425
Field Hospital in collaboration with Pritam
Spiritual Foundation organized a medical and eye
camp for the populace of remote areas of the
district. Large number of people participated in
the camps and were examined by the expert doctors
from 150 GH and district Hospital.
The camp was
organized under the overall supervision of Major
General K H Singh, General Officer Commanding,
The camp was
inaugurated by Brig V S Sreenivas, Commander,
Poonch brigade while Sayeed Anwar Hussain Shah,
ADDC, Prof Jasbir Singh of Pritam Spiritual
Foundation, Dr M D Younis, CMO, District
Hospital, P V Diwan, Rtd Principal, Degree
College and K K Kapoor, Rtd CEO were also
During the camp, a
team of 150 GH and district hospital examined as
many as 150 eye patients out of which 50 patients
have been recommended for cataract surgery. While
in the medical camp more than 100 patients were
examined including men, women and children. Free
medicines were provided to the patients by 425
surgrey will be performed free of cost at 150 GH,
Rajouri besides transportation and accommodation
of the patients will be provided by Army and
Pritam Spiritual Foundation.
The camp received
an overwhelming response from the local populace
and they urged the Army to carry out such medical
and eye camps frequently for the benefit of the
people of the remote and hilly areas of the
killed, 4 injured in road accidents
Sept 8: One
person died and other four were injured in
different road accidents across the Kashmir
Police said a JCB
turned turtle while on job at an under
construction road near Checki-Arsala Khan,
Bandipora falling under the jurisdiction of
police station Bandipora, resulting in to death
of JCB driver Kuldeep Singh age 40 years son of
Sankar Singh resident of Hoshiyarpur, Punjab. A
case has been registered in this regard.
A truck bearing
registration number JK01Y/0194 while on way from
Kargil to Srinagar turned turtle near Gagangeer
National Highway, Ganderbal falling under the
jurisdiction of police station Gund, resulting in
injuries to the truck driver Mohammad Ayoub
Rather son of Abdul Aziz resident of Guree
Bijbehara, Anantnag. Injured was hospitalized. A
case has been registered in this regard.
A Maruti car
bearing registration number JK01K/2144 and a
motorcycle without number collided near Prichoo,
Pulwama falling under the jurisdiction of police
station Pulwama, resulting in injuries to
motorcyclist namely Shahzaan Ahmad Dar son of
Nazir Ahmad and his pillion mate Faheed Manzoor
Dar son of Manzoor Ahmad residents of Malikpora
The injured were
hospitalized. Police has registered a case in
this regard. A Maruti car while coming from Seer
Hamdan to Mattan, hit and injured one pedestrian
Mohammad Showkat Mandoo son of Mohammad Wazir
resident of Rajouri at present Hutmurrah, falling
under the jurisdiction of Police Station Mattan.
The injured was hospitalized. Police has
registered a case in this regard.
on Shaikh-ul-Aalam's concept of social justice
Markaz-i-Noor, Shaikh-ul-Aalam Chairman,
University of Kashmir in collaboration with
Department of Law, Kashmir University today
organized a lecture on "Shaikh-ul-Aalam on
B.A.Kirmani delivered lecture elucidating ideas
of great sufi saint on human dignity, fair play
and social justice. He quoted extensively from
the verses of Shaikh-ul-Aalam to elaborate his
practical philosophy on social justice.
said that Shaikh-ul-Aalam was a library in
himself. He said although the great saint is
commonly known as mystic poet, yet he was a
multi-dimensional and prolific personality, whose
verses touch education, environment, political
and social systems besides other dimensions of
said that to explore the philosophic outlook of
Shaikh-ul-Aalam, extensive research by subject
experts is needed to explore his ideas on
equality, justice and human dignity. He said
Shaikh-ul-Aalam made use of observation and
persuation to propound and propagate his thought
on social justice, quoting illustratively to
substantiate his view point.
said the concept of social justice as propounded
by Shaikh-ul-Aalam was based on human dignity and
regard for human life. He said the great saint
has talked much ahead of his times as his ideas
were visionary and forward looking. He said his
ideas are relevant in modern times while many
others will be realized and honoured in future.
A well known
jurist and legal expert, Professor N. R. Madhava
Menon presided over the function. In his remarks,
Professor Menon called for exhaustive research on
ideas and philosophy of Shaikh-ul-Aalam to
propound Kashmiri jurisprudence, which he
observed is universal in outlook and egalitarian
Shaikh-ul-Aalam Chair Dr Basher Bashir in his
welcome address termed Shaikh-ul-Aalam as symbol
of Kashmiri culture and pluralistic ethos. He
said his verses need to be researched to unravel
his philosophy and wisdom for the collective
benefit of mankind.
make Jagati a political battle field: Raina
Sept 8: Jagati
township inmates today appealed the community
leadership residing outside the camp not to make
the Jagati a political battlefield and interfere
in the affairs of the township.
reporters here today Roshan Lal Raina and Bansi
Lal Koul members Apex Committee migrants also
objected naming Jagati as camp by certain
community leaders and said that Jagati is a
township and its inmates should not be hence
forth nicknamed as camp dwellers.
They said some
persons were busy in creating confusion about
Jagati by issuing statements day in and day out.
He said the
migrants who have shifted to this new township
were living in camps where there were no civic
amenities and other facilities and they were
living in very unhygienic conditions in these
camps. The majority of migrants who shifted to
this new township are feeling comfortable.
However there are some minor problems in some
quarters which are being redressed and the
company is in agreement to set these problems
before their handing over to Department, he
Both Koul and
Raina expressed their profound gratitude to
Government for construction of township and
expressed their total satisfaction with the
turned the attention of the Department towards
the power problem and demanded reduction of power
cut from 14 hours to normal eight hours. They
also demanded redressal of drainage problem which
has increased due to the rainy season, providing
of proper transport facilities, opening of LPG
supply depots, construction of cremation ground,
completing the remaining works in the township,
passage of shrines and religious places bill,
enhancement of cash relief, one time compensation
of Rs 25 lakh to over aged and ration to
Others who were
present in the press conference included Pintoo
Ji, Ravinder Raina, Krishan Ji, Moti Lal, Hira
Lal Bhat and Jagdish Singh.
holds training prog
Sept 8: Two
days training programme organized by Krishi
Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Sher-e-Kashmir University of
Agriculture Sciences and Technology, Jammu
(SKUAST-J) on "De-boning of Carp Fish and
Preparation of value-added products" at
Bishnah concluded today.
In the two days
vocational training programme, the fish farmers
were practically demonstrated by making different
products to adopt the value addition of carp
after deboning to increase their income and
programme was organized under the overall
guidance of Dr K S Risam, Director, Extension
Education, SKUAST-J. In his message, he
emphasized that carp fish contributes more than
80 percent of the aquaculture production of the
country but it fetches low market price due to
intramuscular bones as compared to catfish and
prawn having less or no intramuscular bones.
addressing the farmers, Dr Rakesh Nanda,
Programme Coordinator, KVK, informed that fish is
high value protein diet for growing children and
deboning will help in higher consumption of fish
In two days
training programme, Dr Prem Kumar, SMS,
Fisheries, SKUAST-J, deliberated the ways of
ensuring effective utilization of fish, which is
to process ready-to-serve or ready-to-cook value
added convenience products.
During the two
days programme, Dr Pardeep Kumar Rai, SMS,
Joginder Sharma, ADF, Department of Fisheries,
Manish Sharma and Jagmohan were also present.
Sept 8: State
Bank of India (SBI) in its commitment to provide
prompt services to Army and para military forces,
today inaugurated sixth ATM at HQ 59 BN, BSF at
The ATM was
inaugurated by Virender Singh, DIG, BSF Sector,
Inderashwar, in presence of Ashok Gupta, Dy
General Manager, SBI, J&K module and official
from its SBI branch, Samba.
Talking to media,
Virender Singh hailed the efforts of SBI in
providing prompt services of ATMs and various
other products designed by it as per needs of
para military forces in particular under PMSP
Ashok Gupta in his
speech said that SBI is going to install one more
ATM in September at Indershwar Nagar, Miran
Sahib, for the benefit of BSF personnel and their
Speaking on the
occasion, I K Raina, Chief Manager, SBI, Samba
assured that all the banking facilities under
PMSP scheme will be made available to the
officers and jawans.
flash floods create havoc in 2 villages
Sept 8: Four
kachaha houses were damaged while two cattle
including one goat and one ox died while standing
crops were damaged in flash floods in a local
nullah due to heavy rain fall during the late
last night hours in twin villages of Godhan and
Nardi in Akhnoor tehsil.
The SDM Akhnoor,
Sushma Chauhan who visited the area along with
other Revenue Officers today said that the
affected people will be provided relief by the
Government and the Department has assessed the
loss caused to the people of twin villages in the
She said Deputy
Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma is also
visiting the area tomorrow to take the stock of
the situation and all help and assistance will be
provided to inmates of the two villages under
norms and rule.
She said the heavy
rain fall during the late last night resulted
into flash floods and land slides which damaged
four kachha houses and also caused loss to the
standing crops in low lying areas as flood water
inundated the agriculture land.
of Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Raman
Bhalla said that relief and other assistance
under norms will be provided to the affected
villagers. He said the instructions have been
given to revenue authorities to assess the loss
and submit report.
will try its best to compensate the loss as
admissible under rules, he said, adding the
houses will be constructed under Indira Awas
Yojna (IAY) for those people whose shelters were
damaged in flash floods.
discusses displaced KPs demands
Sept 8: All
State Kashmiri Pandit Conference (ASKPC) held a
meeting under the chairmanship of its president
AN Vaishnavi in which various Kashmiri Pandit
organizations participated and discussed the
agenda of apex committee besides some issues of
the KP community were also take up.
The speakers said
that employment should not be linked with the
return and rehabilitation of the KPs. The
speakers said that the community was
discriminated and ignored for giving any
employment to educated un-employed youth with the
result most of them got over-aged.
resentment against the Government and the Cabinet
Minister for not giving any relaxation to the
overaged youths and also not providing any
financial package to them.
that the members will approach the Government
regarding filling up of remaining 3000 posts
among KPs under Prime Ministers Employment
Package on the war footing basis.
present were HN Jatoo, All India Kashmiri Pandit
Conference, HL Chatta, All State Kashmiri Pandit
Confernce, Bansi Lal Kaul, Roshan Lal and Piyare
India celebrates world Physical Therapy Day
Sept 8: In
connection with celebration of world Physical
Therapy Day today Helpage India organized a camp
at Kotli Bhawan Rehari for the general masses.
The camp included medical checkup, ENT checkup
and physiotherapy services. Besides this free
medicines were also distributed among the people.
Medical Consultant, Dr. Rajni Malhotra ENT
specialist, Dr. Surain Singh Physician
specialist, Dr. Mairaj Muzaffar Neuro-Physical
Therapist and volunteers from Jammu College of
Physiotherapy provided their professional
services for the noble cause. Nikhil Kumar
helpline counselor also provided on spot
counseling for the elders.
The camp was
concluded by honouring Mr. Arun Kumar president
Kotli Bhawan by Mrs. Sunita Santoshi Manager
flags off educational tour
Sept 8: S
N Rai, Brigadier of Kalidhar Bridge under the
aegis of Crossed Swords Division, today flagged
off 30 youth from remote areas of Sunderbani for
educational tour under Operation Sadbhavana to
with the youth, Brigadier Rai impressed upon the
important role youth have to play towards nation
The tour will be
for a duration of two weeks and return to Akhnoor
on September 21. During the tour, the students
will visit places of tourist interest at
Hyderabad, Chennai, Pondicherry, Trivandrum and
The students will
also witness the prestigious Passing Out Parade
at the Officer Training Academy in Chennai.
highlights 2nd chapter of Shree Ganesh Puraan
Sept 8: In
the ongoing Ganesh Mahotsav at Parade ground,
Vidant Acharya Swami Akshranand Giri Ji today
highlighted the second chapter of the Shree
Ganesh Puraan and elaborated the stories related
to Lord Ganeshs incarnation while taking
reference from various puraans and other
illustrations were made of the real meanings and
their practical applicability in daily life of
Ganesh family comprising father Shiv, mother
Parvati, brother Shadanan, wives Riddhi and
Siddhi, son Yogakshem and similarly the holy Rat.
thronging in thousands in this major spiritual
congregation now-a-days are wonder struck by
listening rarest kind of such explanations and
feeling it entirely different from mere story
bhukki seized in Banihal
Sept 8: Police
today arrested a narcotics smuggler of
Jallandhar, Punjab and recovered 3.3 quintals of
bhukki from his possession at Chabanwas in
Banihal tehsil of Ramban district.
The consignment of
narcotics was being smuggled from Kashmir to
Punjab, police said.
smuggler has been identified as Shabi Lal son of
Nar Bahadur, a resident of Jallandhar, Punjab. He
was smuggling the consignment in his truck
A Banihal police
station team intercepted the truck at Chabanwas
and seized 3.3 quintals bhukki from it.
The accused has
been booked under NDPS Act at Ramban police
Arrests were made
by police parties headed by SDPO Banihal Abdul
Qayoom and SHO Showkat Ahmed under the
supervision of SP Ramban Anil Magotra.
seized in Arnas
Security forces today busted a militant
hideout and recovered a rifle along with magazine
in Reasi district.
inputs, police and Army this afternoon launched
search operation in Gajna Wali area of tehsil
Arnas in district Reasi and busted a militant
hideout," official sources said.
They said during
searches, one AK 56 rifle with magazine were
recovered from the hideout adding, "no
arrest has been made so far but a case has been
registered and investigations are in
old person drowns; four attempt suicide
Sept 8: A
40-years old person today drowned while four
others allegedly attempted to end their lives by
consuming some poisonous substance at respective
A police spokesman
said that Gurmukh Singh, son of Amar Singh of
Sarwal Chowk, today found dead from Ranbir canal
near Patoli Domana under the jurisdiction of
Domana Police Station.
The body was
shifted to Government Medical College and
Hospital for postmortem. Police handed over the
body to family members after legal formalities.
added that four persons allegedly made abortive
bid on their lives by consuming some poisonous
substance at respectively residences and were
admitted in GMC by family members in unconscious
They have been
identified as Summit Kumar (25), son of Vijay
Kumar of Udhaywala, Vijay Kumar (52), son of Sita
Ram of Udhampur, Neetu (22), daughter of Raghubir
Singh and Lok Raj (50), son of Tilak Raj, both
residents of R S Pura.
responding to the treatment when the reports last