of SKIMS up-gradation project
Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, while
addressing 35th Governing Body Meeting of
Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science
(SKIMS) highlighted the importance of health
sector and said that Government has accorded top
priority to this vital sector and several
measures have already been initiated and most of
the health institutions have been equipped with
necessary medical equipments particularly in
rural areas to bring down the pressure on the
SKIMS and other hospitals in Srinagar.
The Minister for
Finance, Abdul Rahim Rather, Minister for Medical
Education, R. S. Chib, Chief Secretary Madhav
Lal, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, B. B.
Vyas, Commissioner Secretary Finance, Sudhanshu
Pandey, Director AIMS, Dr. Rekhi, Director SKIMS,
Dr. A. H. Zargar Members of the Governing Body,
Dr. G.Q. Allaqaband, Dr. Mehraj-ud-Din, Principal
GMC Srinagar, Dean Faculty SKIMS and Principal
SKIMS Medical College were present in the
The Chief Minister
said that Government is keen to launch joint
ventures in health sector in private public
partnership mode, adding that cabinet
sub-committee constituted to frame a policy in
this behalf would submit its report soon.
Dr. Abdul Hamid Zargar while presenting agenda of
the Governing Body informed that a prospective
project for consultancy contract costing Rs 262
crore has been formulated for up-gradation of
SKIMS. The project include Accident Emergency
Services, a separate seven storey building for
indoor patients and new OPD block to cater the
rush of patients.
Dr. Zargar also
apprised the Governing Body about the functioning
of this prestigious institution.
The Chief Minister
directed that all procedures should be completed
expeditiously so that on the basis of proper
consultancy, the project is taken up accordingly.
He urged upon the
doctors to provide proper medicare services to
discussed in detail various administrative
measures and appropriate decisions were taken to
streamline the functioning of the institute. The
Governing Body was apprised about the progress in
various fields and construction of female nursing
hostel, maternity and administrative blocks which
are at final stage.
The meeting was
also informed about the functioning of different
faculties and the Chief Minister appreciated the
good work of entire staff of SKIMS, particularly,
the Director, Dr. Abdul Hamid Zargar for
providing medicare facilities to large number of
patients who are visiting the Institute for
reviews pace of Hydraulic Projects, WSSs
Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood
Control, Taj Mohi-ud- Din today reviewed the pace
of work on the Hydraulic projects under execution
in the Ramanagar area of Udhampur district.
He was informed
that Rs. 1 crore is being expended on Jandhari
and Channi- Mansar Water Supply schemes (WSSs) to
make them commissionable with in this financial
The Minister also
directed exploring and tapping sub- surface water
resources in Majalta area for which he advised
engineers to use the latest satellite imagery for
the purpose. He said Government has decided to
provide home filters to the inhabitants of areas
which are solely depended on tank water.
irrigation sector, the meeting was told that of
the 10 schemes targeted under AIBP, 4 have
already been completed, whileas 6 are expected to
be completed within this fiscal. 14 new
irrigation projects under the scheme and 2 under
NABARD assistance in the area have been submitted
for funding, the meeting was told.
The meeting was
also told that 57 hand pumps are at present
operational in the area catering to drinking
water needs of a large chunk of population. The
meeting was also informed that 10 schemes
benefitting 26 habitations would be completed in
the area this year.
Mr. Taj also
directed improvement and stabilization of Panch-
Grain Khul at an estimated cost of Rs. 15 lakh.
The meeting was
attended by MLA, Ramnagar, Harshdev Singh,
Commissioner/ Secretary PHE, Irrigation &
Flood Control, Mehboob Iqbal, Chief Engineer,
PHE, Irrigation, B.R. Dogra, Senior Engineers and
officers of concerned department.
civilians cross LoC
Apr 11: Seventy-eight
civilians today exchanged sides at Chakan-Da-Bagh
cross-LoC point in weekly Poonch-Rawlakote bus
service. For third consecutive week, there was no
civilian from this part of the divided State to
visit Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) in the
weekly bus in the absence of permits.
Reports said 27
civilians left Poonch for Rawlakote in PoK this
morning in the weekly bus. All of them were PoK
citizens, who returned home after staying with
their family members and relatives on this side
for over a month.
From PoK, 51
civilians reached Poonch. They included 48 guests
from PoK, who reached this part of the State for
the first time to meet their divided family
members. Three others on board the bus were
citizens of Poonch, who returned home after
completing their stay across the Line of Control.
Choudhary, District Agriculture Officer and M A
Qureshi, DySP DAR Poonch were present at
Chakan-Da-Bagh during cross-LoC movement of the
civilians. The PoK side was represented by Parvez
Akhter, SDM Hajeera, Rawlakote.
CM greet people on Ramanavami
Apr 11: The
Governor, N. N. Vohra and Chief Minister Omar
Abdullah today felicitated the people on
Ramanavami and expressed sincere hope that this
auspicious occasion would be a harbinger of
peace, progress and prosperity of the State.
In his message of
felicitations, the Governor said that the
celebration of festivals, which are an important
aspect of our glorious pluralistic history,
strengthen communal harmony, brotherhood and
prayed for the well-being of the people of the
In a greetings
message, the Chief Minister said that the
pluralistic ethos of Jammu and Kashmir and its
high traditions of communal amity get further
strengthened by celebrating the holy occasions in
an atmosphere of brotherhood and harmony.
"Let us spread love and happiness
universally and remember the needy and poor on
the holy occasions of festivity and joy", he
The Chief Minister
expressed the hope that this day will herald a
new era of peace and development in the State.
reviews security situation in Valley
In the run up to the coming Panchayat
elections, Darbar Move of offices to the summer
capital and maintenance of law and order in the
Valley, the Director General of Police (DGP),
Kuldeep Khoda today reviewed overall security
scenario in the Kashmir.
The high level
meeting was attended by the chiefs of various
wings of JKP, District Superintendents of Police
and other para-military forces deployed in the
Valley held at Police Control Room here this
Mr. Khoda called
for close synergy between various law enforcing
agencies to ensure free and fair elections. He
emphasized the need for creating a congenial
atmosphere for maximum participation of voters in
the democratic exercise at the grassroots level.
No body will be allowed to vitiate the
atmosphere and create obstacles in smooth conduct
of polls, he asserted.
Mr. Khoda directed
that strict vigil must be maintained on the
anti-social elements in all the nooks and corners
of the Valley so that their ill designs are
foiled. He further directed the police and all
other agencies to maintain congenial atmosphere
in the Valley for overall peace and prosperity of
The DGP stressed
upon the officers to work with greater zeal and
maintain close liaison with each other for smooth
conduct of elections which will begin from April
13. He impressed upon the field officers to
strengthen deployments and the manpower on the
ground so that the people are able to elect their
representatives for the Panchayats in a free and
meeting, the DGP was briefed by
different district police chiefs that a number of
measures have been taken with regard to
improving security and deployment of personnel
for maintaining law and order in their respective
jurisdictions. The district chiefs said that many
civil society meetings and youth conferences have
been organized for creating better police-public
relation by involving people of all walks of
society, particularly the youth.
The high level
meeting was attended by ADGP, Armed/Law &
Order, K. Rajendra Kumar, IGPs, S. M. Sahai, B.
Srinivas and Z. H. Chisti, IGPs CRPF, B. N.
Romesh and Ravi Prakash Meharda, DIGs,
Rauf-ul-Hassan, Muneer Khan, A. G. Mir, Garib
Dass and S. A. Watali, all District
Superintendents of Police of the Valley and other
directive to SSP Udhampur
Apr 11: In
a habeas corpus petition alleging that 54 persons
are in illegal custody of Ravi Kumar, owner of
Shivalik Brick Industries at Berollah in
Udhampur, State High Court has directed the SSP
Udhampur to search the premises of brick kiln and
set to liberty any person who is found in illegal
In the petition,
Ranjit Masih submitted that his five children,
mother, father and brothers were in illegal
custody of owner of Shivalik Brick Industries. He
along with other petitioners mentioned the names
of 54 persons, who are in illegal custody.
After hearing the
petitioner-in-person along with counsel, Justice
J P Singh issued notice to the respondents and
directed SSP Udhampur to search the premises of
Shivalik Brick Industries Beroal Udhampur and in
case the persons whose name appear in the
petition were found in illegal custody, they
shall be set to liberty forthwith.
Chancellor SMVDU, Director
Colleges release GDC
Apr 11: During
a visit to Government Degree College (GDC),
Udhampur, Prof RNK Bamezai, Vice Chancellor, Shri
Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) along with
Prof Sham Lal Gupta, Director Colleges,
Department of Higher Education, today released
the "Institutional Calendar" of the
On the occasion,
Principal of the College, Prof Nutan K Resutra
along with teaching and non-teaching staff and PG
students of the college were present.
audience, Prof Bamezai stressed on the need to
blend the traditional and the modern for the
better performance and develop a model of
approach based on Gandhian and Nehruvian models
so that the local and the global are blended to
face the challenges ahead.
Prof Sham Lal
Gupta lauded the endeavours of the college for
infrastructure enhancement and said that colleges
play important role in producing the adequate
human resource which is must for the sustenance
of any economy.
Resutra presented the welcome address and
outlined various initiatives to be taken during
the current session.
On the occasion,
Ashok Kumar, Joint Director, Department of Youth
Services and Sports and Rajguru, Sportsperson
were honoured for their immense contribution for
the development of sports campus activities.
Besides this NSS volunteers Kuljeet Singh, Pankaj
Sharma, Shivani Bhat, Bhahishan Singh, and Kannav
Sharma were also given prizes for their
participation in a symposium held during NSS
Prof Sudhir Singh,
Convener, IQAC, conducted the proceedings.
killed, 3 injured in mishap
Apr 11: Two
persons were killed and three others sustained
injuries in a head-on collision between a car and
a truck at Tethar near Banihal on Jammu-Srinagar
National Highway this afternoon.
Report said that
the Santro car bearing registration number
JK01M-5707 was on its way from Jammu to Srinagar
when it collided head on with a truck bearing
registration number JK0IAJ-1517, which was coming
from the opposite direction.
Soon after getting
information about the accident, a police party
from Banihal Police Station rushed to the spot
and started rescue operation. All the critically
injured occupants of the car were brought out of
the badly mangled vehicle and rushed to Emergency
Hospital Banihal, where two of them were
pronounced as brought dead.
The deceased have
been identified as Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din, son of
Mohd Sultan of Soura and Hilal Kanth, son of
Ghulam Din Kanth of Ganderbal.
The injured have
been identified as Eijan Ahmed, Ibrar Ahmed and
Mohd Iqbal, all the residents of Ganderbal. Their
condition was stated to be out of danger when
reports last came in.
registered a case in this connection.
order an inquiry in land grabbing'
Charak to initiate legal action
against BJP MLA
Former Minister and senior Congress leader
Gulchain Singh Charak has said that he would
initiate legal proceedings against the Bharatiya
Janata Party MLA from Basohli Jagdish Raj Sapolia
who raised land grabbing allegations against him
in the J&K Legislative Assembly recently.
Addressing a press
conference here today, Mr Charak said that he
came to know about the baseless allegations
raised against him by the MLA through certain
news papers. The said MLA on April 1, 2011
alleged in the House that Charak was in illegal
possession of State land falling in Khasra No.
1845/1737 in village Birpur in tehsil and
district Samba. Mr Charak said that he strongly
refutes the allegations raised by the MLA.
categorically assert that I am not in illegal
possession of even an inch of land as has been
alleged by them. The fact of the matter
ascertained from an inquiry conducted by me at my
own level has revealed that nature of the said
land even as per revenue record is 'Gair Mumkan
Khud'. The said land can not be put to
agricultural use and so there is no acquisition
of even inducting a tenant on the said land. I
have not sold even an inch of the said land, nor
have created any mortgage thereon for obtaining
any loan from bank", he added.
reckless allegations without any spot
verification is the result of a well-hatched
political conspiracy against me. I had no
opportunity to defend me in the House when
allegations were raised. I would rather advise
such people to work for the welfare of society
rather than indulging in mud-slinging. I would
welcome an inquiry by the Chief Minister against
me in this regard", Mr Charak maintained.
delegation calls on Governor
Apr 11 : A
delegation of the Vichar Kranti Manch
International met the Governor, N. N. Vohra, at
Raj Bhawan here today and submitted a memorandum
of their demands.
projected by the 9-member delegation of the Manch
led by its chief patron, Dr. R. R. Khajuria,
included, interalia, early appointment of the
members of the State Information Commission,
strengthening of the State Human Rights and the
State Vigilance Commissions and making the
Accountability Commission and Vigilance
Commission fully functional.
The other demands
highlighted by the delegation included promotion
of moral and ethical values and incorporating
these as a subject in the educational curricula,
taking measures for curbing corruption, promotion
of e-governance, effecting electoral reforms,
briefed the Governor about the ongoing activities
of the Manch and those planned for the future.
The Governor gave
a patient hearing to the deputationists and
assured to take up their issues with the Chief
comprised Dr. K. C. Dubey, Dr. Gurmeet Singh, Dr.
R. R. Sharma, I. D. Soni, Dr. Usha Tickoo, S. K.
Jain, Harjinder Singh and Madan Mohan
Secretary to the Governor, R. K. Goyal, was
present on the occasion.
3 die in
Three persons lost their lives in separate
incidents across the Kashmir valley on Monday.
Reports said that
a truck bearing registration number JK02AM/7747
collided with a tree near village Sopat-Devsar,
Kulgam, resulting in on spot death of driver
namely Mukhtar Ahmad Wagay age 21 years son of
Ghulam Hassan resident of Chamgund-Devsar,
identified as Sudesh Kumar son of Hans Raj
resident of Tam Nagar, Udhampur died apparently
of a heart attack near Hotel Saima Khanyar,
Srinagar when he was cleaning his Qualis Vehicle
bearing register number JK02T/7133. Police has
initiated inquest proceedings under section 174
CrPC in this regard.
Khan aged 12 years son of Hamid Khan resident of
Mir Muqam, Awoora in the frontier district of
Kupwara was attacked and killed by a leopard in
the jungle area of Mir Muqam falling under the
jurisdiction of police station Trehgam. The body
was handed over to his legal heirs for last
settled in Lok Adalat
Apr 11 : A
Lok Adalat was held in the District Court Complex
here under the Chairmanship of Principal District
and Sessions Judge, A.K. Sharma, who is also the
Chairman of District Legal Services Authority
Three benches were
constituted to settle the cases referred to the
Lok Adalat by different courts of Udhampur.
comprising Principal District and Sessions Judge,
Udhmapur and Additional District and Sessions
Judge Udhampur, Nighat Sultana was constituted to
deal with MACT cases. While second bench
comprising Chief Judicial Magistrate Udhampur,
M.K. Sharma and Advocate Ajay Bandral was
constituted to deal with criminal matters
referred by the court of Chief Judicial
Magistrate and other Judicial Magistrate at
The third bench
comprising Munsiff Judicial Magistrate, Udhampur,
Anoop Sharma and Advocate Surinder Kumar Sharma
was constituted to deal with the traffic
Total 86 cases
were taken up in the Lok Adalat by the three
benches out of which two MACT and 77 criminal
cases were settled and amount of Rs 4,15000 was
given as compensation in MACT cases while Rs.
20140 were recovered as composition fees.
nominates Baldev Raj as SS unit president
Swarnkar Sangh (SS), Jammu, today held a
meeting under the chairmanship of its President
Raj Kumar Babber to discuss various problems
being faced by the Swarnkars of the State.
In the meeting Raj
Kumar Babber nominated Baldev Raj as President of
Swarnkar Sangh, Bari Brahmana.
gathering Raj Kumar Babber highlighted various
problems including OBC status, Naga Form 411, Act
of Police etc. He said that Government has
increased the fee of Naga Form to Rs 1000 and
appealed the Chief Minister to lower the fee to
Rs 50 in favour of Swarnkars.
present included Ram Kapoor, general secretary,
Rajinder Sehdev, cashier, Vijay Verma, vice
president, Ashok Kumar Suri, joint secretary,
lakh devotees pay obeisance at Chountra shrine
Apr 11 :
Over 40000 pilgrims visited the holy shrine
of Chountra Mata situated on a scenic hillock
in-between village Rang Bulandh and village Thail
in tehsil Ramnagar and Majalta of the Udhampur
district during the 7th Navratra.
The Akhand Joyti
of Mahamaya Chountra Mata which was lit at
Narsingh ji Mandir, Ramnagar on April 4, 2011 on
Ist Navratra was taken to the shrine on the 7th
Navratra in a colourful procession followed by
thousands of devotees chanting bhajan and kirtan.
Harshdev Singh, Sub Divisional Magistrate,
Basantghar, Amit Sharma, Block Medical Officer,
Ramnagar, Dr. Rajesh Gupta, SDPO, Ramnagar,
Station House Officer also visited the shrine.
According to the
Mela Officer, Naib Tehsildar Ramnagar, over one
lakh yatris performed darshan at the shrine
during Navratra days.
Gojri writer dead
Apr 11: Leading
writer of Gojri literature and reputed Urdu
scholar Sabir Afaqi died in Muzaffarabad in
Pakistan-occupied Kashmir today. He was 78.
family sources, he died after a brief illness and
is survived by wife, a son and two daughters.
Afaqi has authored
more than 50 books in Gojri language and over
hundred articles in Gojri Language.
and a poet, Afaqi, born in 1933 at village Gohari
(Muzaffarabad), did his MA in Urdu) and Arabic
and Persian from Punjab University and B.Ed. from
He did his PhD in
Persian literature and language from Tehran
University (1968-72). For 30 years, he had served
the PoK University as Professor and later as head
of Urdu Department. (PTI)
Guards not to vote for
those making hollow
Apr 11: All
Jammu and Kashmir Home Guard Welfare Association
(HGWA) demanded redressel to their demands before
Panchayat elections, for which they have been
fighting for the last six years but the
Government did nothing to conceding their
media-persons today its president, Kamla Sharma,
said that Government is not working honestly for
the redressel to their demands which has
compelled them not to vote such candidates who
had not come forward for their rescue and also to
those who had make fake and hollow promises to
them. She said for the last six years they are on
agitation and struggling for getting resolved
their demands but none of the candidate whether
independent or belonging to any political party
has come to listen their grievances.
She added that in
State Assembly all demanded hike in salary of
Legislators but no one put forth the burning
issue of home guards who are struggling for
getting conceded their demands since last six
years. "Panchayat elections are to be held
in State and now no Homeguard will not cast his
or her vote in favour of candidates whose all the
assurances regarding redressel to their demands
have proved hollow and fake", she added.
She said that home
guards are performing their duties like other
belt forces but the Government is just paying
them Rs 410, which was very meager at the time
when the prices of essential commodities are
touching sky. She added that Punjab is providing
all the facilities to home guards but nothing has
been done in the favour of Jammu Kashmir Home
Kamla Sharma urged
the Chief Minister to solve the demands of the
home guards at the earliest or be ready to face
present in the press conference were Darshna,
Santosh, Shakuntla, Veena, Bimla, Tirath Singh,
Mohinder Singh, Subash Chander, Abdul Majid, Mohd
plight of Gujjar, Bakerwals: GBIC
Apr 11: Jammu
Kashmir Gujjar Bakerwal Islahi Committee (GBIC)
in a meeting today under the chairmanship of its
general secretary, Akhtar Hussain, discussed
various problems being faced by the community.
gathering, Akhtar Hussain said that Government of
India (GoI) has issued various schemes for the
upliftment of the Gujjar Bakerwal community but
the State Government is not performing its duty
properly. He said that funds allocated to this
community are diverted to other departments and
thus ignoring the demands of the community by
which they are facing difficulties.
He alleged that
Government was meting out step motherly behavior
towards their community and urged the Chief
Minister to intervene and redress the plight of
the community regarding development, reservation,
etc. at an earliest.
on Apr 14
Apr 11: Various
communities are celebrating their annual and
bi-annual congregations at respective places of
worship on April 14, the Baisakhi Day, with
religious fervour and enthusiasm.
All India Bhadwal
Rajput Biradari will hold its annual congregation
at the old temple of Sati Mata Kulvardhani at
Bhadu tehsil of Kathua district on April 14. On
the occasion, Hawan, Kanya Poojan and Preeti Bhoj
(Bhandara) would be organized for the devotees.
All Bhadwal Biradari Rajputs have been asked to
participate alongwith families to get invoked
blessings of the deity.
congregation of Seth Brahman Biradari is going to
be held on April 14. President of Prabandhak
Committee Master Rampaul has stated that prior to
congregation, Ramayan Paath will start on April
13 and Bhog will be held on Baisakhi Day. After
Hawan, Sant Shri Surtesh Shastri would deliver
discourses which would be followed by Bhandara.
All India Lamma
(Mahajan) Biradari is to hold its half-yearly
congregation on April 14 at Bua Datti Mandir,
village Sanyal, tehsil Hiranagar. Jagrata will be
held on April 13 and Hawan on April 14, which
would be followed by Bhandara from 9 am onwards.
Biradaris congregation is going to be held
on April 14 at Babe Da Talab, Akhnoor Road, which
would start with holding of Hawan and Kirtan
followed by Langar. The members of the Biradari
have been asked to participate along with
families to obtain blessings of the Datti.
crushed to death
Apr 11: A
40-year-old lady was crushed to death by Army
vehicle at Sidhra bye pass road today.
A police spokesman
said Nazira Bibi, wife of Mohd Shafi of Ragoora
under the jurisdiction of Bagh-e-Bahu Police
Station was crushed to death on the spot by
speeding Army vehicle today at Sidhra bye pass
road. She was immediately shifted to GMC in a
pool of blood where doctors declared him as
The victims' body
was handed over to family members after post
mortem and other legal formalities.
Police has seized
the vehicle and registered case for further
holds symposium on
preservation of Kashmiri
All India Kashmiri Samaj (AIKS) held a
symposium on preservation of Kashmiri language,
literature and culture in diaspora in Union
Capital. M K Kaw former Secretary Human Resources
(GoI) presided over it.
The noted Dogri
poetess and littérateur, Padma Sachdev was the
guest of honour.
scholars, poets, writers and experts on Kashmiri
language who took part in the symposium included
Mohan Lal Sar, Bal Krishan Sanyasi, Vijay Saqi,
Prof Chaman Lal Sapru and Dr S S Toshkhani. Dr
Roop Krishan Bhat , Director Institute of
Official languages, GoI, anchored the symposium.
expressed concern over the gradual decline of the
use of Kashmiri language amongst the community in
diaspora which, if not arrested would lead to the
erosion of communitys identity as
It was suggested
that there should be greater use of the language
in homes, particularly with children, publication
of books and other literature in Kashmiri in
Devnagri script for the benefit for larger
Kashmiri population now in diaspora."Need
was also felt of popularizing Kashmir music, art
theatre and dance forms on larger scale with the
increasing involvement of youth and young
On the occasion
AIKS released a special issue of its journal Naad
dedicated to the life and services of Late
Padamshri J N Kaul (Pappaji).
This was followed
with scintillating cultural evening in which the
noted singer Sushma Kalla presented a number of
popular Kashmiri songs and bhajans amidst the
thunderous applause. S K Bhan regaled the
audience with his satirical poetic compositions.
The symposium was
preceded by AGM in which the delegates from
different parts of the country were present. The
meeting was presided over by Moti Koul, president
AIKS who highlighted the achievements of the
have to take corrective
measures to check corruption: Prasad
Apr 11: Sharing
the concern shown by the nation over growing
corruption in public life, BJP national
spokesperson, Ravi Shanker Prasad today said that
the whole movement in the country has arisen
because of patent disgust of the people on
account of Common Wealth Games (CWG), 2 G
Spectrum and Adarsh scams.
Mr Prasad, who is
a part of BJP Parliamentarian Study Group to have
the study of the situation in J&K in an
informal chat with media persons here today said
that politicians have to take corrective measures
to root out this menace from the public life.
Commenting on the
remarks of JD (S) president and former Chief
Minister of Karnataka, Kumara Swamy, about
corruption in politics, he said what can be more
expected from the JD (S) leader.
like Kumara Swamy survive on corruption, so
nothing more can be expected from them, he added.
with 42 bovines seized
Apr 11: The
police today seized five trucks carrying 42
bovine animals from Bari Brahmana and Bishnah
Reports said the
police parties during naka and also on specific
inputs seized trucks at Roi Morh, Balol Khad and
some other locations with the help of locals. The
truck operators however, managed to escape from
the spot. A total 42 bovine animals were seized
along with the vehicles.
The trucks seized
by police are JK02W/ 0139, JK02W/3317,
JK02AB/5297, JK02N/ 1467 and JK02U/0885. Cases
have been registered in this connection. The
police was searching for the bovine smugglers.
protest, demand opening of KV
Apr 11: The
people of Kathua and adjoining areas staged
protest demonstration at main chowk here in
support of their demand.
people were demanding opening of Kendriya
Vidyalya at Kathua town. They said that KV at
Kathua was sanctioned during 2002. The then DC
Kathua, B D Sharma had assured that land will be
provided for the same. Since then nine DC;s have
changed but nobody bothered to sanction land for
the same. They pointed out that even the local MP
has failed to take necessary steps in this
regard. They demanded that District
Administration should take necessary steps in
this regard so that people of the area are
thieves held with stolen goods
Apr 11: Police
today arrested three thieves of Madhya Pradesh
and recovered stolen goods worth Rs 70,000 from
their possession in Roop Nagar area.
The thieves have
been identified as Ram Dayal, Gaya Din and Rakesh
Kumar, residents of Chatarpur, Madhya Pradesh,
presently putting up at Roop Nagar.
They had committed
theft in the locked house of an Advocate Mr Koul
at Paloura and decamped with household goods.
A Janipura police
station team led by SHO Inspector Ravinder
Parihar arrested the thieves today and recovered
all stolen goods from their possession.
A case has been
registered against the thieves at Janipura police
station for further investigations.
Nagar facing acute shortage of LPG
Apr 11: Acute
shortage of LPG cylinders has added to the woes
of the people in Vinayak Nagar, Muthi, Jammu as
the residents of the area have been denied the
delivery by the concerned agency for last three
In a statement,
the people of the area alleged that the delivery
vans of agency supplying the LPG in the area
return from half way. They said that the people
along with empty cylinders wait for hours for the
delivery van, but they have to return without
getting the supply which has resulted into the
problems of the people of the area.
alleged that despite the repeated pleas to
concerned agency no action has been taken in this
regard. The people in an appeal to Minister of
Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution and the
Director of the Department have sought their
immediate intervention in the matter. They
demanded that the Government should take
immediate steps in ensuring the supply of LPG in
the area failing which the people will be forced
to resort to agitational methods.
victim to be cremated
Nearly a week after the sensational and
brutal murder of a youth in Roop Nagar forest,
police have decided to get post-mortem of the
body conducted through a Board of Doctors and
preserve sample for conducting DNA test. After
the post-mortem, the unclaimed body would be
handed over to a social organization for last
Police said the
body remained unidentified for a week.
The samples for
DNA test would be preserved. If any body turns up
in future to identify the body, the samples would
be matched through the DNA test, police said,
adding the mystery remained unresolved but the
investigations were going on.
migrants hold meeting
Apr 11: The
Kashmiri migrants in a meeting at Muthi today
demanded allotment of quarters to the people
residing in rented accommodations for last over
The meeting said
that due to increasing prices of essential
commodities these migrants are unable to meet
their both ends meet and so the quarters be
allotted to them at Jagati on priority basis. The
meeting however lauded the steps taken by the
Relief Commissioner in this regard and expressed
the hope that the deserving people will be given
The meeting also
demanded enhancement of cash relief and
appointment of remaining 3000 displaced youth
under PMs package as well as appointment of
waiting list candidates in place of those
candidates who failed to join their duties in the
stipulated time frame in Kashmir valley.