Ambassador calls on Omar
June 3: The
Iranian Ambassador, Syed Mehdi this morning
called on Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah. The
Minister of CAPD, Qamar Ali Akhoon and Minister
for Animal Husbandry, Aga Syed Ruhulla were also
present on the occasion.
to mutual interest were discussed in the meeting.
deputation from Banihal area led by Sajad Shaheen
called on Chief Minister, and presented him a
memorandum of demands relating to the development
of the area.
requested for special packages for road
connectivity, installation of mini hydel and wind
projects under new and renewable energy,
upgradation of basic amenities and recruitment
drive by the Police Department in un-represented
and backward areas of Banihal Constituency.
The Chief Minister
gave patient hearing and said that the demands
would be given due consideration.
work force must for better public delivery
system: Tara Chand
June 3 : Describing
employees as face of the government, Deputy Chief
Minister Tara Chand today said dedicated work
force plays pivotal role in efficient public
delivery system and goes a long way in meeting
the expectations of common masses.
has enacted ambitious legislation to ensure time
bound delivery of public services through Public
Service Guarantee Act (PSGA) and best results are
only possible when employees work with zeal,
dedication and commitment towards their
duties," he added.
He said ambit of
services covered under PSGA would be gradually
increased and more services would be included, so
all the employees should work with the same
efficiency so that public gets time bound
services and menace of corruption is checked.
Mr. Tara Chand was
addressing a convention of Employees Welfare Cell
at Khour today. Prominent among those who
attended the convention included, Chairman Brij
Lal, President Balwan Singh and scores of
employees of the area.
The Deputy Chief
Minister said number of initiatives have been
taken by the Government to address genuine
demands of the employees and the State is among
those few States which have implemented Sixth Pay
Commission. The Government is well aware of the
problems confronting the employees and concrete
steps have been undertaken to watch interests of
the work force, he added.
He said a major
share of the State's budget goes in salaries and
pensions and not with standing financial
constraints the government has agreed for giving
Sixth Pay Commission arrears also and the
employees have already received installments of
measures put in place for welfare of the
employees, Mr. Tara Chand said the Government has
implemented transfer policy to watch the
interests of the employees and the policy has
various provisions for ensuring time bound
transfers as per availability, suitability and
keeping in view the requirements of Government
employees are asking for their rights, they
should also be aware of their duties and one who
demands for rights has to first ensure that he's
coming up to the expectations of his
duties," he said.
were projected during the convention which
include, confirmation of employees working under
various arrangements, removing disparity of
wages, implementation of transfer policy in true
letter and spirit, ensuring de-attachment of
employees and removing infrastructure bottle
necks for those services which are covered under
The Deputy Chief
Minister assured that all the genuine demands
would be taken up at the right quarters for early
redressal of the same.
youth peaceful atmosphere to polish
their talent prime concern of JKP: Rajendra
June 3: Asserting
that Jammu and Kashmir Police would continue its
civic action programme with full vigor and zeal,
the Director General of Police, K. Rajendra Kumar
today said that bringing police closer to the
public especially the youth will be the main
focus of Jammu and Kashmir Police.
Speaking at the
inaugural function of 35th National Learn to Live
Together camp at Youth Hostel Srinagar this
evening, Mr. Rajendra said that youth is a
valuable asset to the nation which needs a
peaceful and congenial atmosphere to polish its
He said that youth
from 23 States of the country are participating
in the weeklong camp during which they will
undertake various activities including
competitions and fun activities, theatre and
puppetry, theatre creative workshops etc. They
will be the state's ambassadors in their
respective areas with a message of peace,
brotherhood and hospitality of the State. He said
JKP will provide all the required assistance to
the students participating in the camp as it has
been doing in the past as well.
Mr. Rajindra said
"I feel that huge participation of students
from across the country in the camp shows as if
the whole nation has thronged the city of
Srinagar to share their experiences with the
Kashmiri brethren''. He hoped that the camp would
prove very beneficial for the youth of the valley
to share the knowledge with the participating
He said that the
police organization has chalked out a detailed
calendar for organizing sports and cultural
events in the valley during the current summer
which will go a long way to exploit the talent of
the youth. He said youth of the state have proved
their ability in the national and international
competitions and they would be provided all the
assistance for their exposure. He said that
providing a peaceful and congenial atmosphere to
the youth to exhibit their talent at different
fora is the prime motto of JKP.
The camp has been
organized by Indian Council for Children Welfare
(ICCW), New Delhi in association with Shanti
Nikeetan Bal Bhawan, J&K Unit and J&K
Youth Services and Sports Department in which
about 250 students including special children
from 23 states of the country participating.
organizing secretary of the camp. Dr. Renu Nanda
in her welcome address appreciated the role of K.
Rajindra and his team of officers for providing
all the required assistance for organizing the
camp in the valley, adding that without his
personal intervention, it would have not possible
to organize such a large camp here.
The function was
attended by IGP Armed (Kashmir), Rauf-ul-Hassan,
DIG Armed Sheikh Abdul Hamid, Commandants of
Armed and IRP battalions. Col. Chopra, A. S.
Kohli and concerned officers of Youth Services
and Sports department and other police officers.
presents Urdu comedy play 'Intzaar'
June 3: As
the Urdu world is celebrating Cenetenary of
Sahadat Hassan Manto, Natrang also contributed
its bit to salute one of the most celebrated
short story writer of the times by staging Urdu
play 'Intzaar', here today. The play has been
written by Shadat Hassan Manto and is beautifully
adapted and directed by Sumeet Sharma.
Speaking on the
occasion, Director Natrang, Balwant Thakur
informed that Natrang is starting its
much-awaited Children Theatre Workshop from June
7, 2012 at Amar Singh Club and Natrang Studio,
under the direction of Sumeet Sharma, the
registration of which is already open.
The new and
contemporary elements added in the play sharpened
its impact. The situational comedy was further
enhanced which made laughter irresistible for the
The play opens in
a very hilarious situation in which Mantazar is
waiting for his beloved to come to meet him in a
much-awaited date. He is waiting for her so
anxiously that even half an hour becomes
difficult for him to spend. He speaks with his
own self and innovates different ways to pass the
time calmly, but nothing works. To make the
situation even worse, some unwanted guests arrive
Finally when his
girl friend arrives, he falls unconscious because
of overtiredness. Thinking that he is unconcerned
about the meeting and is sleeping, she leaves and
the much-awaited meeting turns to be a disaster,
which steered the comedy towards an irony.
Mohit Sharma as
'Mantzar' exhibited his talent as a versatile
actor and was equally supported by Sumeet Sharma
as his innerself. Tajasvi Sharma as girlfriend
was also very impressive in her short but
important appearance. Pawan Verma as friend,
Shivika as Mausi and Vishal Sharma as newspaper
vendor also played their part very well.
operated by Gaurav Jamwal while the sound was
executed by Ashwini Bali.
Sudhmahadev Mela gets underway
June 3: Member
Legislative Assembly , Chenani, K.C. Bhagat along
with District Development Commissioner, Udhampur,
P.K Pole today inaugurated 3-day Historic
Sudhmahadev Mela in Chenani tehsil. The 3-day
mela got underway amidst festivity with huge
participation of men, women and children who
thronged Sudhmahadev temple to seek the blessings
of Lord Shiva on the first day of three-day mela.
On the first day
the devotees took bath in the Beenisangam called
Budhisudhi rivulet, which flows out from top of
the Dhar Shivgarh and is considered as abode of
The devotees also
took bath in sin destroying spring (Pap Nashni
bowli) situated just at the entrance of the
temple about which it is said that a holy dip in
this spring purifies the devotees of all evils.
Officer Patnitop Development Authority, Dr. Raman
Kesar, District Information Officer, Udhampur,
Dr. Jagdish Mehra, Tehsildar Chenani, (mela
officer), S.N. Suman, officers of different
departments, tourists, pilgrims, prominent
citizens and Local Mela Committee members were
also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the
occasion, DDC said that administration has made
elaborate arrangements for the smooth conduct of
the Mela like uninterrupted power, safe drinking
water, sanitation, medicare, Police Control Room,
assistance booth and security have been made at
the mela site beside various departments like
Agriculture, Horticulture, Health, National Rural
Health Mission, Apiculture, Handicraft, Handloom
and Animal Husbandry have put up their
departmental stall to educate the masses about
the various state and centrally sponsored schemes
especially for socio economic upliftment.
For the facility
of the pilgrims adequate arrangements of tentage
have been made at Maantali. The Jammu and Kashmir
Dharmarth Trust has beautifully decorated the
shrine beside making arrangements of providing
best facilities to devotees visiting the ancient
Temple Shrine of Lord Shiva.
of Ram Dev, Anna Hazare hold dharna
June 3: Protest
demonstrations were organized by Patanjali Yog
Samiti and Bharat Swabhiman Trust and supporters
of veteran Gandhian Anna Hazare were held on the
call of Yoga Guru, Baba Ram Dev and Anna Hazare
who sat on one day fast in Union Capital today
demanding the Indian black money from foreign
countries should be brought back.
At Jammu the
dharna was held in front of Press Club here where
about 200 supporters of Yoga Guru and Anna Hazare
sat on daylong dharna and observed the fast to
show solidarity with their leaders.
with pla -cards and banners in their hands were
raising slogans in support of their demands.
Besides demanding that the Indian black money
lying in foreign counties be brought back, they
demanded passage of strong Jan Lokpal Bill,
removal of corrupt ministers and highlighted
together several issues confronting the nation.
The speakers who
addressed the protestors said the main objective
of this nationwide movement was to aware people
so that they will raise a forceful voice against
the growing corruption, which is eating the
vitals of the society.
addressed included Patanjali Yog Samiti and
Bharat Swabhiman Trust Jammu Unit president Bansi
Lal Sharma, its state vice president Deepak
Sharma, Pavitar Singh, retired Session Judge and
president JPF and other dignitaries of the
Patanjali Yog Peeth.
correspondent adds that over 200 supporters of
Baba Ram Dev and Anna Hazare sat on dharna at
Bhagat Singh Parak in the town and raised slogans
against the growing corruption. The protestors
demanded that Indian black money lying in foreign
banks be brought back. They also demanded that
the corrupt ministers in union as well as state
Cabinet be stripped off.
One-day dharna was
also held in support of Baba Ram Dev and Anna
Hazare by their supporters at Samba town today.
The protestors demanded that a strong Lokpal Bill
be passed by the Parliament and the black money
lying in foreign banks be brought back.
Nilamber Dogra and
Devyograj district Samba president of two
organizations respectively said the time is ripe
that an awareness campaign be launched in entire
country against the corruption and misrule.
J&K Movement for Peace and Justice held a
meeting here today in which a fervent appeal was
made to people to strengthen the hands of Baba
Ram Dev and Anna Hazare who have launched a
crusade against corruption nation-wide.
Kuldeep Kumar Rao
one of the members of the organization said that
the meeting decided that the organization will
lend full support to both Baba Ramdev and Anna
Hazare in their crusade. These two leaders have
kindled a hope in the nation that they would
certainly succeed in ushering in an era of
honesty. S Deep Sing, Dr G S Charak, Pankaj
Sangral, S N Saproo, R L Raina , Kanwarjeet Singh
Thakur, Pardeep Kumar Bhagat, Madan Gopal, Kalyan
Singh Chib and others attended the meeting.
takes lead in empowering people
June 3: Former
Advocate General of State, DC Raina appreciated
the State Legislature for enacting the 'Public
Services Guarantee Act', which emerges from
people's right to live with dignity under the
Constitution. "While it empowers the people
of the State, there are only six departments
presently under its purview", he said
adding, this number must be gradually increased
to make the act more viable.
upon the need to educate people about the utility
of this Act, as also about its implementation in
the right perspective.
Raina's view came
while delivering a keynote speech in a function
organised by Indian Institute of Public
Administration, Regional Branch, Jammu on the
subject 'Public Services Guarantee Act- Theory
BL Saraf, the
guest of honour on the occasion was of the view
that there is a need to bridge a gap between the
law and its implementation aspect for its
Earlier in his
presidential address, Prof KL Bhatia emphasized
upon the co-ordination between various
departments in providing services to the
session was also held wherein useful deliberation
from the departments of Electricity, PHE, CAPD,
Revenue and others associated with the Act
participated in the function.
citizens, members of IIPA including
Vice-Chancellor, Central University of Jammu, Dr
SS Bloeria, chairman, Dr Ashok Bhan, secretary
IIPA, Regional Branch, Jammu, JBS Johar, also
Prof Versha Mehta
presented the welcome address and introductory
remarks while Prof Alka Sharma gave a formal vote
takes stock of people's grievances
June 3: Minister
for Tourism and Culture, Nawang Rigzin Jora today
visited villages of Mukleb, Phobrang, Pangong,
Lukung, Spangmik, Man, Merak, Chushul and
with the Minister, the people demanded
macadamization of road from Lukung to Chushul,
improvement of Man-Merak road and installation of
BSNL tower on top priority.
macadamization of road between Lukung and Chuchul
was not possible under District Plan, the
Minister said that he will try to get a project
sanctioned for this road under Compensatory
Afforestation Fund Management and Planning
Authority (CAMPA) scheme for its early
inaugurated a 12.5 KW Solar Power Plant at Yurgo
(Phobrang) and gave on the spot directions to the
concerned departments to address genuine demands
of the people.
demanded opening of Chushul for tourists, early
posting of Headmaster and teaching staff at High
School Chushul, opening of a bank branch at
Chushul, opening of LPG extension centre, proper
drinking water facilities, construction of
quarters for Government employees at Chushul and
opening of an Animal Centre.
Mr Jora on the
spot directed DC, Leh and Education Department to
fill up the post of Headmaster and teaching
staffs within a week. Responding to the demand
for opening Chushul via Tsaga to Nyoma for
tourists, the Minister said that he has already
taken up the case with Government of India and
assured the people that he will reiterate it with
Union Government on priority.
The Minister also
inaugurated 50 KV Solar Power Plants each at PHC
Chushul and High School Chushul. Later, Mr Jora
accompanied by district level officers visited
fire gives sleepless nights to villagers
June 3: The
increasing forest fire incidents in Nowshera
(Rajouri), Jasrota and Billawar in Kathua area,
have given sleepless nights to many villagers in
last several days.
Reports said the
massive forest fire in Kalsian, Bhawani, Tain
Dhar, Dabbar and Kalal area of Nowshera has given
sleepless nights to many villagers. Last evening,
the fire reached closer to Kalal village and the
Sarpanch alongwith other villagers resorted to
control it. The villagers kept fighting the fire
for long and they even sounded alert and sought
help from Forest officials> The Forest staff
too found halpless with inadequate resources and
staff with them to contain it. The scared Kalal
villagers spent sleepless night.
temperature of the area made the life of the
people horrible. The people said that for the
last one week, the fire has engulfed a larger
area. It has caused extensive damage to the
animal life and green gold and many scared people
could not sleep for last several days.
A Forest official
said that during these summer days, the people
for getting good grass crop (fodder) for the
cattle set on fire the grass fields near forests.
From there, the fire spreads. Some times, a
cigarette/bidi etc thrown by villagers also cause
such incidents. Rising temperature also results
into natural fire incidents. He claimed that
Forest department has not sufficient manpower and
resources to control fire.
Kathua said that forest fire has created scare in
upper reaches of Galak, Ramkote, Thein and
Jasrota forests for the last few days. The
villagers at their own tried to contain fire at
several places. They have sought assistance from
the Forest Department to control the fire. In
Jasrota area near Wild Life Sanctuary, fire in
certain pockets has been contained, DFO Kathua
Sameer Bharti said.
In Reasi Forest
division, the fire has created havoc in
compartment No. 30, 31 47 and 48. It created
scare in Battal Kalla area of Jyoti Puram and
Siar Baba forest belt. The forest officials
expressed their helplessness to contain the fire
deep inside forests with shortage of manpower.
Singh convenes public darbar
June 3: In
order to listen the problems and grievances of
the people, Member Parliament Udhampur-Doda
Constituency Choudhary Lal Singh convened a
public darbar here today.
The Sarpanchs and
Panchs from Kandi areas demanded for early
release of BPL survey list and also complaint
that thousand of applications for oldage pension
and widow pension are lying with the Social
Welfare Department which are awaiting approval.
included early grant of pensions to the poor and
needy people, better road connectivity,
upgradation of various Government schools,
installation of hand pumps and electric poles at
various location, etc.
demanded adequate drinking water supply and
demanded installation of hand pumps and separate
power supply feeder in the area.
the people, Choudhary Lal Singh said that 73rd
and 74th Amendments will be implemented in the
State to empower the panchayats to work for the
welfare and development of rural areas. He said
that elections for Block Samities and Zila
Parishad will be held soon.
He said that UPA
Government at the centre is committed to the
progress and development of the country for which
several programme and schemes like MGNREGA, NRHM,
IAY, RAMSA etc have been launched.
He appealed the
people to come forward to take the benefit of all
these schemes. He asked the Sarpanchs and Panchs
to identify the problems of the people of their
areas and work for their redressal.
arrested for selling gas cylinders illegally
June 3: Police
today arrested two persons for illegally selling
gas cylinders at Ladwal Morh, Batote.
said that, on a tip off about illegal selling of
gas cylinders at Ladwal Morh, Batote, Police
party from Batote Police Station rushed to the
spot, arrested two persons and seized the truck
bearing registration No JKO2AS 9867 of Killo Gas
Agency, Bari Brahmana loaded with 200 cylinders.
He added that the truck carrying the gas cylinder
was on its way to Dooru, Anantnag from Bari
persons were identified as Javed Ahmed, son of
Sanaullah of Sadiwara, Anantnag and Anshuman
Gupta, son of Bansi Lal Gupta, of Batote",
spokesman said, adding, that the another person
identified as Vijay Singh, son of Shanker Dass of
Batote, who was waiting for his turn in his Omni
Van (JKO2B 7590), fled from the spot with 4
A case under FIR
No 51 has been registered at Police Station
Batote and started further investigation.
killed, 6 injured in road accidents
June 3: Three
persons were killed while at least six others
injured in four separate roads accidents in
Kathua, Jammu and Nowshera area today.
A police spokesman
said that an unknown car hit a scooter on
National Highway near Pir Baba in Kathua area
this morning. Both husband and wife traveling on
scooter were thrown away on the road. They were
rushed to District hospital Kathua, where woman
died. She was identified as Surishta Devi. Her
husband Pritam Chand was undergoing treatment in
registered a case and started search for the car
which sped away from the spot after hitting
One Sabu Kanher,
daughter of Abdul Karim of Bathindi was killed on
the spot and her sister, Sameera Begum was
seriously injured after a truck hit them when
they were moving along the road side in Barthindi
area of Jammu today. Uncontrolled truck bearing
No. PB02A/9577 also collided with three parked
cars and uprooted a pole in the locality causing
damage to vehicles and electric lines. The driver
escaped from the spot. The injured sister was
removed to GMC hospital while dead body of
another was shifted to the mortuary of GMC
hospital. Police started investigation.
Gupta, son of Mani Ram of Talab Tillo, Jammu
received serious injuries after his mini-bus was
hit against divider on the road in Narwal area
today. He was himself driving the vehicle. The
injured was rushed to hospital where doctors
declared him as dead.
Maruti van No. JK-14/5882 which was on way to
Reasi from Nowshera overturned near Inayatpur
today. Four persons on board were injured in the
mishap. They have been identified as Chaman Lal,
Roshan Lal, Kanta and Van driver. The injured
were removed to Nowshera hospital. They hail from
Kallah in Reasi. One Mangat Ram of Jhangar was
injured after he was hit by a Tata Mobile vehicle
near Inayatpur in Nowshera today. While driver
escaped, the injured was hospitalized by people.
The police has taken cognizance of the matter.
in Samba Industrial area
People protest against police
June 3: People
from Kehli Mandi area of Samba town held protest
demonstration against police for its inaction in
a shoot-out incident in Industrial area and
sought intervention of Deputy Commissioner into
Reports said one
Navin Singh, son of Nischant Singh of Kehli
Mandi, Samba is constructing a factory in
Phase-II of Samba town. There is a piece of land
belonging to one Brij Mohan Singh of Kehli Mandi
near the factory. When some people of Brij Mohan
were busy in leveling of land with the help of a
JBC for further raising construction there, the
rival party objected to it, claiming that they
were encroaching upon a common passage passing
through that land.
Over this issue,
both parties had a tiff. The JBC driver was
pulled out and beaten up by the members of the
rival party. During scuffle, Navin Singh
allegedly fired some rounds in the air with his
revolver to terrorise the members of the rival
party. The work was stopped. Later, an FIR was
lodged with the Samba police by Brij Mohan and
his men but no action was taken in this regard by
Today nearly 150
people from Kehli Mandi area held protest against
Samba police, raising slogans against SSP and the
They alleged that
police failed to take any action against the
accused. Later, they met DC Samba Mubarak Singh
at his official residence and sought his
intervention. They alleged that police has not
arrested Navin Singh and even his gun has not
been seized. Mr Singh assured the people that
necessary legal action will be taken against the
accused persons in this regard. Later, the people
June 3: Assar
police in Doda district today arrested a drug
peddler and recovered 1300 capsules and 90
bottles of intoxicant syrup from his possession.
The drug peddler
has been identified as Mehraj-ud-Din Sheikh alias
Tikka son of Abdul Latief Sheikh R/o Pasri Adda,
Police said Tikka
was arrested during a special naka laid by police
at Assar this afternoon. From his possession,
police recovered a consignment of 1300 capsules
and 90 bottles, which were being smuggled by the
accused from Jammu to Doda.
headed by SHO Assar Inspector Ravinder Rakwal
made the arrest. A case has been registered
against the accused at Assar police station.
demands Rs 500 crore relief package for
drought hit farmers
June 3: Chairman,
All J&K Kissan Union and former Legislator,
Ashok Sharma today demanded Rs 500 crore relief
package for drought hit 40 lakh farmers of Jammu
region. He also demanded issuance of Kissan
Credit Card (KCC) and pass books before November
2012 besides making of entry regarding loss of
While addressing a
largely attended dharna at Sunderbani organized
by farmers in support of their demands, Sharma
pleaded for formulating a comprehensive farm
policy for the State, so that the losses caused
to standing crops, orchards and live stocks due
to drought, excessive rains, floods hail storms
and various diseases could be offset by providing
them full compensation for such loss.
Referring to the
long dry spell prevailed in Jammu region during
last two months, the former legislator demanded a
special package of Rs 500 crore to compensate the
farmers whose Rabi crops got damaged. He also
advocated for providing free seeds, fertilizers
and other agriculture inputs to the farmers for
the Kharif crop.
pleaded for strengthening of local-self
Government by incorporating 73rd and 74th
Amendments in the State Constitution.
vice-chairman, MS Jamwal pleaded for crop and
cattle insurance on Government expenses. He urged
the farmers to unite themselves on single
platform to fight against their exploitation.
AJKKU in his speech demanded augmentation of
irrigation facilities and bringing of small and
marginal farmers under BPL category besides
reservation of seats for their children in
professional, technical and institutions of
The other demands
highlighted by various speakers were setting up
of fire control stations at vulnerable places to
save ripe crop from fire, fresh survey of BPL and
establishment of Kissan mandies to prevent the
exploitation of farmers by middleman and
establishment of Kissan Bhawans at block,
district and division levels.
committed to equitable development of State:
June 3: Provincial
President, NC, Rattan Lal Gupta today said that
the National Conference (NC) is the only premier
political party in the State which has
contributed in all spheres of life.
He said that that
the party is committed to develop the State on
equitable development and that is why it has
given a roadmap to develop the State on modern
pattern with latest technological system.
He said the
Coalition Government headed by Chief Minister,
Omar Abdullah has sanctioned a huge amount to
develop sanitation system, construct lanes and
drains, in Jammu and its surrounding areas.
Keeping in view the requirement of drinking
water, new overhead tanks are being built in the
city", said Gupta while addressing a meeting
of party workers held here at Paloura.
president however said there are unscheduled
power cuts in various areas of Jammu region
adding to the woes of public. He asked the
concerned authorities to ensure the minimization
of these power cuts as the temperature in Jammu
and its surrounding has crossed 44 degree.
MLC Vijay Bakaya
in his address highlighted the achievements of
Government particularly concerning Kashmiri
Pandits. He said it is the sincere efforts of the
Government that Jagti Township for Kashmiri
migrants has come up in a shortest span of time
and all the issues of KPs are taken up one by
Dharam Veer Singh Jamwal said that due to his
efforts the Municipal Corporation has given
priority to develop the undeveloped areas.
Ashok Manhas presented charter of demands to the
provincial president and highlighted day-to-day
issues of the area.
reviews pace of development works
June 3: Minister
for Youth Services and Sports and Medical
Education, R.S. Chib today conducted a day long
tour of Baramulla and took stock of the pace of
ongoing developmental works in various areas of
the district including Pattan, Wakura and
The Minister also
addressed a public gathering at Saloosa and
sought people's cooperation in implementing the
welfare programmes and developmental schemes
launched by the Government. He said Coalition
Government was committed to the equitable
development of all the three regions of the
State, adding that a new era of peace and
development has dawned in the state during last
three years of the present dispensation.
demands of the people, Mr. Chib said that the
Government is well abreast with the problems of
the people and all the resources are being pooled
to redress their grievances. He said promises
made to the people will be fulfilled in a phased
Former MLA, Shoaib
Lone also addressed the gathering.
June 3: A
woman allegedly committed suicide by consuming
some poisonous substance at her native place RS
Baby, wife of Surinder, resident of RS Pura,
allegedly consumed some poisonous substance at
her native place on June 1. Noticing her
unconscious, family members shifted her to
Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH),
where she failed to respond to the treatment and
The body was
handed over to legal heirs after autopsy.
daughter of Rashpal Chand, resident of Shiv
Nagar, made an abortive attempt to end her life
by consuming some poisonous substance.
shifted her to Government Medical College and
Hospital (GMCH), where her condition was stated
to be stable when last poured in.
long workshop on translation held
Renowned Hindi writer, poet and critic Dr
Maharaj Krishan Bharat who is working as
Assistant Professor and HoD Hindi in Government
Degree College Rajouri participated in four day
long short story translation workshop in Shimla
HP. During the workshop different short stories
of Kashmiri literature were translated into Hindi
Among others who
participated in this workshop were from Delhi and
Jammu & Kashmir. The participants and eminent
writers were Prof C L Sapru, B N Betab, Peyare
Hatash, Vijay Wali, Dr Veena Budki and budding
writers like Rinku Koul, and Nisaar Azam. The
main objective of the workshop was to translate
Kashmiri short stories into 24 Indian languages
and the main source of translation will be Hindi.
teachers hold monthly meeting
June 3: All
J&K ReT Teachers Forum today urged the Chief
Minister for early redreseel to their demands, so
as to raise the literacy rate of the State.
A monthly meeting
of the forum was held under the chairmanship of
its State president Vinod Sharma, in which ReT
and EV teachers from all the zones participated.
Vinod Sharma, State president, of the forum,
highlighted the demands of ReTs and EVs.
regularization of EVs as general line teachers,
who have completed their seven years since march
2010, inclusion of 5 years rendered service of
ReTs for seniority benefits, implementation of
Government order No 115 dated 29-2-2008 for old
pension scheme in favour of ReTs engaged before
1-1-2010, implementation of Government order for
enhancement of wages of ReTs as announced in the
assembly session, transfer policy in favour of
regularized ReT teachers and provision of SRO 43
in favour of ReTs and EVs.
present were Lekh Raj Parihar, Sham Sharma,
Sukesh Khajuria, Sukdev Singh, Ravinder Singh,
Parmod Sharma, Pritam Goswami, Chain Singh, Vipin
Sharma, Sushil Singh, Rakesh Salaria, etc.
Colony residents' protest, Gupta's concern over
June 3: Sainik
Colony resident held a demonstration against long
and unscheduled power cuts and blocked the
National Highway and shouted slogans against PDD.
In a statement
issued here today the residents said that the
road blockade led to inconvenience to passengers
prompting police to divert the traffic from other
side. The release said that protestors sat on
Highway for eight hours demanding improvement in
The erratic power
supply will likely worsen the situation in June
and July if immediate steps were not taken to
better the supply, said Gurmeet Kour Randhwa of
Jan Sewa Sansthan. The low voltage has also added
to the woes of people in general and old and
infirm people in particular, she added.
She accused the
PDD of turning deaf towards their long pending
demands, Mrs Randhwa demanded up gradation of
transformer to 10mva. The inmates of the colony
including Brig (retd) Ajit Singh Saini, Bablu,
Sukhdev Singh, Bunty, Parkash Jamwal, Mrs
Salathia and others have made an appeal to local
MLAs, Shabir Khan MOS for Power and PDD
authorities to take steps in improving power
supply and upgradation of transformer to 10mva,
She said police
pursued the people to call of demonstration and
it also sought an assurance from Chief Engineer
M&RE that the grievances of people due to
unscheduled power cuts will be looked into. The
CE has invited the delegation of the colony in
her office chambers tomorrow for a meeting to
sort out the issue.
Union MOS and MLA Jammu West Assembly Segment,
Prof Chaman Lal Gupta has voiced his great
resentment over the power crisis in Jammu. He in
a statement issued here today said it is
intriguing that the situation has developed
immediately after darbar move from Winter Capital
to Summer Capital.
He demanded a
probe that why such a serious situation was
allowed to emerge in Jammu soon after Darbar move
when the mercury has crossed 40 degrees and
people are faced with scorching heat of Summer.
Prof Gupta said
the scheduled and unscheduled power cuts have
paralysed the whole life as the water supply also
remains hampered due to power curtailments. The
ruling alliance owes an explanation to people
that why such long duration power cuts have been
enforced and why
they failed to harness the vast hydel power
potential which the state has despite spending
thousands of crores in the name or execution of
He said the
failure of Government is evident that they could
not exploit even 10 percent of the total hydel
power potential of over 20,000 mega watts of the
training programme for Sub-Judges,
June 3: State
Judicial Academy organized two days special
training programme for Sub-Judges and Munsiffs of
Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal districts in the
High Court complex here. This training session
was organized under the guidance of Acting Chief
Justice Virender Singh and Justice Mansoor Ahmad
programme was conducted by Abdul Wahid, Director
J&K State Judicial Academy and Syed Javed
Ahmed, Faculty Member (retd District and Sessions
Judge) on the topics-- "Constitutional
Rights - Speedy Trials, Negotiable Instrument
Act, Code of Criminal Procedure and Juvenile
It was impressed
by Abdul Wahid, Director Judicial Academy that
speedy trial of the case would ensure justice to
accused as well as victim. "Right to speedy
trial is a fundamental right implicit in Article
21 of the Constitution of India", he added.
Some ideas and
suggestions were thrown for ensuring the
fulfillment of constitutional goal of speedy
trial. It was suggested that old cases should be
taken-up on priority and time frame be fixed for
their disposal. The prosecution wing should be
geared up and Investigation Officers be directed
to make the attendance of witnesses possible.
made in CPC which inter alia include taking of
evidence on affidavit by courts in civil matters
were concisely explained by Syed Javed Ahmed,
Faculty Member of the Academy. The participants
were requested to strictly follow these
amendments which would go long way in reducing
the pendency in the courts.
There was lively
interactive session on Negotiable Instrument Act
and Juvenile Justice Act. The participants were
asked to strictly follow the mandate of law and
guidelines laid down by various courts in respect
of juveniles, who are in conflict with law.
State Judicial Academy, in its intense drive to
train and develop the skills of staff as well as
to strengthen the Judicial Institution in
holistic way, imparted training to Private
Secretaries, Senior Stenographers, Junior
Stenographers and Steno-Typists of Srinagar and
main wing of the High Court.
Faculty Member was the resource person, who
imparted training on important matters relating
to ethics and behaviour, vocabulary and
punctuation, improvement of speed, maintenance of
secrecy and confidentiality.
Deptt takes various steps for welfare
of pensioners: Samuel
June 3: Chief
Post Master General J&K, John Samuel today
said that the Department has taken many steps to
redress the problems of the employees and
pensioners in the State.
Talking to a
delegation of pensioners here he said that the
Department has taken all steps for their welfare.
He said one day free medical check up camp for
the Postal employee, pensioners and their family
members will be held here on June 9 from 9am to
1pm in which special doctors from Gandhi Nagar
Hospital and Directorate J&K Health Services
Jammu will give free consultations to the
patients attending the camp.
He said the ENT
specialists, child specialists, orthopedic
specialist and other doctors will examine the
patients. Besides the eye check, the medicines
will also be provided at Postal dispensary Jammu
and free blood sugar and blood grouping of all
patients will be conducted.
Dr S K Gupta Chief
Medical Officer Postal Dispensary Jammu was also
present in the meeting.
lays foundation of WSS
June 3: Minister
of State for Power, Forest, CA&PD and
Transport, Shabir Ahmed Khan today laid
foundation of Water Supply Scheme Panjgrian
Rajouri. The construction work of this scheme
would be completed at a cost of Rs 4.78 crore.
The scheme after completion would cater drinking
water requirement of over 10000 population of
this border area.
The Minister also
laid foundation of construction of Middle school
building Chanba, which would be constructed at an
estimated cost of Rs 15 lakh.
public meeting after laying foundations of these
projects, the Minister said that Government was
well abreast about people's problems and
developmental needs. He said that in this regard
the Government has taken several reformative
steps to push forward the all-round development
of the State. He said up gradation of
infrastructure under core sectors has received
focused attention of the Government during last
few years. He said it was the endeavor of the
present Government that people of hilly and
remote areas also witnessed all-round development
in their areas.
The Minister said
that power infrastructure in Panjgrain border
area would be upgraded. He said in this regard a
project report of Rs 1.10 crore has been
submitted to Center for approval of funds under
R-APDRP .He said that construction work of
receiving station Gambier Brahmana is apace at an
estimated cost of Rs 2.62 crore and after its
completion the power supply in the area will be
improved to a large extent.
holders meet Apex members
June 3: The
protesting relief holders at Jagti township today
accused the Government of deliberately ignoring
their plight. Ajay Bhat and O N Kaw while
addressing the dharna said that thought they are
on chain hunger strike for over two months now
the State and Central Governments do not bother
to settle the issue by enhancing the cash relief
as demanded by them.
They warned to
launch the indefinite fast in case the demand was
not settled within a week's time.
relief holders who are on fast in front of Relief
organization organized a meeting with Apex
Committee members today and discussed the issue
with them. They urged them to take up the issue
with Government forcefully and get the same
The Apex Committee
members assured the relief holders that they will
take up the issue with the Government within two
The members of
Apex Committee who were present included H L
Chatta, H N Jattu, R K Bhat, Piaray Lal, Roshan
Lal Raina, Ashok Hangloo, K K Khosa and A K Raina
vice president AIKS.
representatives included Ravinder and Muno Ji
from Jagti camp, Mr Talashi and Vimal Ji from TRT
Nagrota, A K Kaul from TRT Muthi. Besides the
representatives from Bantalab, Janipur, Bohri,
Poloura and Muthi also were present.
of backward areas Govts priority: Sakina
June 3: The
Minister for Social Welfare, Sakina Itoo today
conducted a day long tour to the Noorabad
constituency and took stock of the ongoing
The Minister also
addressed a public meeting at Nagnar village and
highlighted the achievements of the present
Coalition Government. She reiterated Government's
resolve about uplift of down trodden sections of
the society, adding that all round development of
the backward and remote areas of the State was
prime concern of the Government.
instructed the concerned officers to speed up
work on Nagnar link road and under construction
water supply scheme in the village. She announced
grants out of CDF for construction of housing
facilities for 5 families of this village under
IAY. She instructed the Chief Education Officer
of the district to construct two bath rooms in
the Middle school besides posting two additional
teachers there. She also asked the Assistant
Director CA&PD to open a Ration sale depo in
entrance test concludes
June 3: Over
two thousand candidates appeared in the B Tech
entrance test conducted by Baba Ghulam Shah
Badshah University (BGSBU), Rajouri at three
centers including Amar Singh College, Srinagar,
University of Jammu and BGSBU campus.
candidates will be admitted in one of the five
branches of B Tech viz Civil Engineering,
Electronics and Communication, Information
Technology, Computers, Electrical and Renewable
Engineering in the College of Engineering and
record, state-of-art facilities including well
equipped library, training workshops and
laboratories, moderate climate, picturesque
location, peaceful atmosphere and excellent
residential facilities have made the CoET one of
the favourite destinations for B Tech aspirants.
injured in road accidents
June 3: Six
persons were injured in different road accidents
across the Kashmir Valley.
Reports said that
a Maruti Van bearing registration number
JK01C/9362 and a Motor Cycle bearing registration
number D185H/0683 collided, near
Ladwina-Ganderbal resulting in injuries to three
persons. All the injured were hospitalized.
A vehicle bearing
registration number JK03C/7242 hit and injured 17
years old Rahil Mushtaq son of Mushtaq Ahmad
resident of Sangam-Bijbehara. The injured has
A Motor Cycle
bearing registration number JK01J/3821 collided
with an Auto Load Carrier bearing registration
number JK04B/3997, near PHE crossing Budgam,
resulting in injuries to both the Motorcyclist
and the Auto Driver. The injured have been
shifted to hospital for treatment.
June 3: Jammu
Photographers Union (JPU) launched its website
www.jpu.co.in here today.
On the occasion,
Member Parliament, Madan Lal Sharma was the chief
guest while president, Chamber of Commerce, YV
Sharma was guest of honour.
The website was
launched by keeping in mind the latest online
trends so that the members of the JPU can
interact with each other. This will update the
union members regularly and the communication
will be much fasters, besides the members can
create their portfolio online and can also
display their work to their clients, which will
help in getting more business.
Madan Lal Sharma, assured JPU of helping them in
building the union office.
present were Gulshan Chargotra, president, JPU,
Narinder Bali, general secretary, Pushpender,
cashier, Bharat Arora, senior vice president,
executive members and general body.
June 3: Police
today arrested one person and recovered 11 bovine
animals from his possession, which were being
illegally smuggled to Valley.
said that, on a tip of, police party from Ramsoo
Police Station laid a naka at National Highway
and intercepted a truck bearing registration No
police recovered 11 milch animals and arrested
the driver namely Mohd Sadiq, son of Hassan Din
Gujjar of Girian Morh, Reasi, spokesman said,
adding, that the vehicle has been seized.
A case under FIR
No 31/12 stands registered at Ramsoo Police
Station and started investigation.
June 3: Welfare
Committee Durga Nagar today held a meeting and
elected the office bearers.
Sunil Raina and
Sanjay Koul were elected as president and
secretary of the Welfare Committee whereas
Amarnath Raina and Ravinder Bhat as president and
secretary of the Mandir Committee.
Sanjay Koul was
elected as treasurer, Ravinder Bhan as joint
secretary, Ajay Raina, Ravi Turki and Sandeep as
organizers cum publicity secretaries and Vijay
Dhar as auditor.
The committee also
comprises of 15 executive members and 4 advisors.
heads Kotli Mahajan Sabha
June 3: Ashok
Kumar Gupta was today elected as president of the
Kotli Mahajan Sabha (ward No 24 and 25), Rehari
In an election
meeting held here today under the chairmanship of
Vijay Mahajan (Election Commissioner), all the
members unanimously elected Ashok Gupta as new
president of the Sabha for the next two years.