also refuses to appear before
Former Union Minister and MLA Jammu West
Assembly Constituency, Prof Chaman Lal Gupta, has
also shown his inability to appear before the BJP
Central Disciplinary Committee which is meeting
in Union Capital tomorrow.
In a letter to
president of the Committee, Prof O P Kohli today,
Prof Gupta said he would like to meet his old
friends but not as an accused. He further said
that he has failed to appreciate the logic behind
calling all the 11 MLAs by the Committee when
seven are only accused and four are "Mr
Clean". "On what grounds we have been
singled out and they have been given the clean
chit, only God knows he added.
he has voted in favour of Party candidate and
none else, Prof Gupta urged the Party High
Command to defer the decision on the suspended
seven MLAs as the matter under enquiry is
subjudice. Referring to Prof Kohlis letter
of May 11 which asked Prof Gupta to appear before
Disciplinary Committee, the former Union MoS said
he has made it clear time and again that he was
The context of the
letter addressed to Prof Kohli by Prof Gupta is
to your communication of May 11, 2011, I am
constrained to submit that in my previous
explanation I asked for the documents which led
to my suspension on cross voting, the parameters
adopted and the measuring scale applied. I have
received none. Instead a letter from you asking
me to send the copies of the cases pending in
different courts on this subject are called for,
which I am dispatching.
also desired to appear me before the Disciplinary
Committee personally. I may write that I would
have loved to meet my old friends like Shri
Tandon Jee, Kesri Jee, O Raj Gopal Jee and Behan
Mirdula Sinha Jee with whom I have toiled and
contributed my services to build this Party for
so many years as a colleague and friend but not
as accused to which I am already declared.
Moreover I fail to appreciate the logic of all
the eleven MLAs now being called, when seven of
them are accused and four Mr Clean on what
grounds only God knows.
"So as far as
I am concerned I have said time and again that I
voted for the Party candidate.
that matter under enquiry is subjudice before law
courts which require your consideration and
murder of Maulana Showkat complete'
No decision yet on Mirwaiz's rally : DGP
By Jehangir Rashid
Director General of Police (DGP), Kuldeep
Khoda today said that decision is yet to be taken
whether to allow Hurriyat Conference chairman
Mirwaiz Umer Farooq to hold a rally on May 21 at
Eidgah or not. He said police only allows such
programmes that don't create any law and order
allow such rallies where we feel that there is no
threat to the lives of people and the situation
would remain peaceful. Any programme that is
likely to create disturbance in law and order is
not allowed. A decision is yet to be taken
regarding the rally to be carried out by
Mirwaiz," said the DGP while talking to
reporters on the sidelines of a function held in
connection with foundation laying of SSP Railways
office at Nowgam railway station.
Mirwaiz Umer is
scheduled to lead a rally at Eidgah here in
connection with the 21st death anniversary of his
father Moulvi Mohammad Farooq.
Replying to a
question Mr. Khoda said that the police have
completed investigations in the Maulana Showkat's
killing and charge-sheet against the accused
would be presented in the court soon.
He said police
goes by the facts and evidence while carrying out
probe with respect to a particular case and the
same parameters were followed in former Jamiat
Ahli Hadees president's killing.
investigations have been completed in Maulana
Showkat's killing and some arrests have been
made. We are going to produce the charge-sheet in
the court and law will take its own course. The
arrests have been made on basis of evidence and
allegations that the accused are innocent are not
true," he said.
The DGP while
responding to a question about the criminal
activities of some of the surrendered militants
said that legal action would be taken against
these people, adding that nobody would be allowed
to take law into his hands.
& Kashmir Police has been doing excellent
work on various fronts be it fighting the
militancy, maintaining law & order, crackdown
against anti-social activities and providing
relief to the people. We don't take any issue
lightly and same holds true with criminal record
of some surrendered militants. These persons
would be dealt with and action under law would be
taken against them," said Mr. Khoda.
The DGP said that
police along with CRPF have intensified their
vigil along the railway track in Kashmir so that
no harm is caused to railway track, railway
stations and other installations. He said mobile
surveillance teams have been set up in order to
thwart any attempt to disrupt the railway
services in Kashmir.
addressing the gathering Mr. Khoda said that
security is an important component in functioning
of railways in any part of country more so at a
place like Kashmir. He said for this purpose
police along with CRPF, GRP and RPF are working
in close collaboration.
infrastructure of railways can be enhanced only
when there is peace in Kashmir and the situation
is normal. Both the Union Government and State
Government want to add on to the existing
infrastructure and we are ready to extend our
cooperation in this regard. We need to take all
the construction works simultaneously otherwise
the benefits in this regard would not
accrue," said the DGP.
Speaking on the
occasion, IG Railways Navin Agarwal said that
security has been beefed up on railway track
across the Kashmir valley.
started beat patrolling at the railway stations
and at the same time barricades have also been
put up as a security measure. Some vehicles have
also been pressed into service in order to
maintain vigil. One officer of GRP along with
some SPOs and security personnel have been
assigned the responsibility of looking after the
security aspect at respective railway stations.
We are not going to take any chance as far as
security of railways is concerned," said the
are here for the benefit of people and it is the
responsibility to protect the railway stations,
railway track and other railway infrastructure.
It is an asset for them and they should protect
it at all costs," said Mr. Agarwal.
written tests for screening of candidates : CS
Chief Secretary, Madhav Lal today impressed
upon the recruiting agencies to introduce written
tests for screening of candidates and also
consideration of qualification from recognized
universities only for determining eligibility.
Chairing a high
level meeting of officers on recruitment and
eligibility of candidates, the Chief Secretary
asked for introducing objective type tests as
part of recruitment process followed by short
listing and interviews.
decided to consider degrees from UGC affiliated
regular universities only as eligibility for
Government jobs and not the ones from scores of
spurious distance mode learning centers except
Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maulana
Azad National Urdu University and DOEAC. The aim
is to check the growth of illegal and
unrecognized distance mode educational
institutions which are alluring a large number of
Secretary asked for bringing in an SRO outlining
the details of eligibility qualification in this
The meeting was
attended, among others, by Commissioner/Secretary
School Education, Naseema Lankar,
Commissioner/Secretary, Higher Education, Tanveer
Jehan, Commissioner/ Secretary, GAD, M. S. Khan.
Chairman, SSRB, Bhagat, Secretary Law, G. H.
Tantray, Secretary PSC, Ashraf Bukhari and other
Commodore briefs Governor
May 19 :
The Air Officer Commanding, Air Force
Station, Srinagar, Air Commodore Upkarjit Singh,
called on the Governor, N. N. Vohra, at Raj
Bhawan here today.
meeting, various security related issues came
lauded the crucial role which the Indian Air
Force is discharging in J&K. Besides air
defence the IAF has been assisting the State in
tackling problems emerging from emergencies and
natural calamities and providing succour to the
people, especially those living in the far-flung
and inaccessible areas, by carrying out rescue,
relief and evacuation operations.
The Air Commodore
briefed the Governor about IAF's recent
initiatives in further securing the frontiers.
Ramdev for nationwide stir against corruption
Patanjali Yog Samiti and Bharat Swabhiman
Trust have announced country-wide agitation on
June 4 against corruption.
This was stated by
Avtar Krishan Kaul chief patron of the Samiti for
J&K State while talking to reporters here
this afternoon. He said a grand rally under the
leadership of Yog Guru Swami Ramdev will be held
in Ramleela Ground Delhi on the day and
simultaneously protest will be held at all
district headquarters throughout the country.
He said besides
the NRIs, millions of people all over the country
will take part in this agitation against
corruption which is eating basic vitals and
spreading like cancer in the society.
Mr Kaul said for
eradication of corruption signatures of crores of
people were submitted to President and Prime
Minister of India during last four months from
time to time and recently a letter was also
written to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in
this regard but he failed to reply the same which
forced us to launch this type of agitation, he
He said the main
demands which were highlighted in letter to Prime
Minster included that 400 lakh crore dollar
Indian money lying in foreign banks be brought
back and it be declared as national property, UNO
convention against corruption be passed in Indian
Parliament and later sent to the UNO back. This
will pave way for bringing Indian money lying in
140 countries back to country, he added.
He said the letter
further demanded ban on Rs 1000 and Rs 500
currency notes which will render all money lying
with corrupt people useless and replacing of all
aggressive laws and policies with such laws and
policies which are in favour of the people of the
nation. Besides the land accusation law be
amended in the interests of people.
Others present in
the press conference included Mahatma Ram Bikshi,
J&K Samaiti Patron, Dr Darakhshan Indrabi,
president Socialisitic Democratic Party, Bansi
Lal Sharma, Rajya Prabhari of the Samiti and
Sujata, Mahila Rajya Prabhari.
attempt suicide, three sustain
injuries in road mishaps
Two persons allegedly attempted to end their
lives by consuming some poisonous substances
while three others were injured in road mishaps
in different parts of Jammu region.
A police spokesman
said that Surinder Lal (30), son of Krishan Lal,
resident of Anandpur under the jurisdiction of
Ramgarh police station was referred to Government
Medical College and Hospital, Jammu for further
treatment from Ramgarh by family members in
serious condition. Reports said he was responding
to the treatment when the last reports came in.
Paramjeet Kour (26), wife of Paramjeet Singh of
Digiana also attempted to commit suicide last
night at home and was shifted to GMC for
treatment by family members in unconscious
condition. Doctors immediately gave her the
stomach wash treatment followed by medicare. She
was responding the treatment when the last the
reports came in.
registered their cases and initiated enquiry to
sort out matter behind such extreme steps.
Manmohan Singh (24), son of Surjeet Singh,
resident of Basantgarh, Kathua, Mohd Rafiq, son
of Attah Mohd and Mohd Zubaid, sons of Bashir
Ahemd, both resident of Mahore, were shifted to
GMC Jammu for treatment after sustaining serious
injuries in road mishaps.
among 6 absentee teachers suspended
Atleast 6 teachers, including a Master were
placed under suspension by the Chief Education
Officer Reasi during a surprise inspection of the
Government Middle School Moori in Katra.
Education Officer, who inspected various schools
in Katra tehsil today found the entire staff of
the Government Middle School Moori absent from
the duty and initiated action against the erring
teachers have been attached with the Chief
Education Officer Reasi till further orders and
Meanwhile, the CEO
charge-sheeted High School Sirah for not
maintaining attendance register properly.
The other schools
inspected by the CEO included, Government Middle
School Dhiriti, Government Middle School Chalk
Bhagata, Government Middle School Katra,
Government Primary School, Sool and Government
Primary School, Sarpatian, Government Primary
School, Sirah Colony.
bovine animals seized, 9 arrested
The police seized and rescued 54 bovine
animals and arrested nine bovine smugglers from
Nud area of district Samba since last evening.
A senior police
official said that receiving inputs from the
villagers, the police parties during operation in
Nud and Navi Gali area, rescued 54 bovine animals
and arrested nine persons in this connection.
They were carrying these animals in separate
groups on foot, using Basanter river route for
their further transportation to Valley.
were identified as Sabir, son of Mohd Bashir from
Raipur, Safeer, son of Muzaffar Hussain of Kupri
in Samba, Sadeeq, son of Lal Din of Dhora in
Samba, Manzoor, son of Lal Din of Bagoona,
Maqbool Hussain, son of Jiki of Ramgarh, Hussain,
son of Baza of Thalodi in Vijaypur, Musa, son of
Fazi of Makhanpur, Jalal Din, son of Kamal Din,
resident of Thalodi and Suba, son of Mian from
Rajinderpura in Vijaypur. A case FIR No. 110/2011
under section 188 RPC was registered in this
thieves held with bikes, mobile phones
May 19: Police
today arrested three persons including two
thieves and recovered two stolen motor cycles, a
large number of mobile telephones, cameras,
laptop and other items from their possession in
The thieves have
been identified as Sunny Kumar son of Neerbhan, a
resident of Ward No. 8, RS Pura and Shakeel
Choudhary alias Aji son of Abdul Qayoom R/o Bun
Sultan, Miran Sahib.
The third person,
arrested by police, has been identified as Sunil
Gupta son of Jagdish Raj R/o Badyal Brahmana, RS
Pura, who was in possession of a bike with
fictitious registration number.
possession of thieves, police have recovered two
stolen motor-cycles including a Pulsar and a
Passion, six mobile telephones, one laptop ,
cameras, boys and other stolen items.
The thieves have
confessed seven thefts at different places
including one in the house of Bhasker at Miran
Sahib, who had returned from London. The thieves
had stolen his Pounds also, which have not been
recovered so far.
thieves was on and some more clues were expected
of them. A case against the thieves has been
registered at RS Pura police station for further
A police party
headed by SHO Inspector Bishnesh Kumar under the
supervision of Additional SP Jammu Shailender
Singh and SDPO H S Gill made arrests.
Migrants asks KP bodies not to
May 19: Joint
Action Committee (JAC) for Migrants while
expressing its satisfaction over the procedure
adopted by the Government in allotment of
quarters at Jagti township, has appealed the
members of displaced Pandit community putting up
at Delhi and other places and having their own
flats or houses not to apply for the allotment of
TRTs at Jagati and instead cooperate with
Government and relief organization in allotment
of quarters to the migrants residing in rented
Addressing a press
conference JAC general secretary and Apex
Committee member Roshan Lal Raina said that the
migrants having their own accommodation in Jammu
and Delhi were creating hurdles in allotment of
quarters to deserving people living in rented
accommodation and leading a miserable life. These
people should be given preference after the
shifting of all camp inmates to Jagti township he
Raina also made an
appeal to the leaders of KP bodies to refrain
from making unnecessary statements on Jagti the
allotment process of which is going on smoothly
and in a transparent manner.
The people who
have been shifted to Jagti need no bodys
help and support in highlighting their problems
as they are themselves competent enough to do the
same, he added.
process of allotment Raina expressed the hope
that some genuine families who have been ignored
in allotment of quarters will also be considered
by authorities as has been assured by the Relief
Commissioner, he added.
demanded recruitment of displaced youth on
remaining 3000 posts immediately and conversion
of reserved posts for KPs in general category.
issues he demanded enhancement of cash relief by
Rs 100 per day per soul in view of rising prices,
immediate passage of Temples and Shrines Bill and
restoration of migrants land and other immovable
property occupied forcibly by anti social
elements in Valley.
stressed that the agreement of power tariff at
Jagti be deferred for time being and transport
facilities from Jammu to Jagti augmented.
Others present in
press conference included O N Kaw, Krishan Ji
Koul, H N Bhat, M K Raina, B L Raina , P L Bhan
and Ravinder Razdhan.
conducts extensive tour of Kandi areas
Minister of State for Cooperatives, Printing
and Stationary and Elections, Dr. Manohar Lal
Sharma accompanied by Member Parliamentary, Ch.
Lal Singh and Member Legislative Council, Subash
Gupta conducted an extensive tour of several
villages of Kandi belt of Kathua district and
took stock of the problems being faced by the
The people of
these areas brought to the notice of the Minister
acute shortage of drinking water and requested
for overcoming the problem. They also apprised
about other difficulties like road connectivity,
up-gradation of health services, power scenario
and employment for unemployed educated youth.
They sought immediate redressal of their
assured the people that Government will attend to
their problems on priority. He said that
Government was committed to provide basic
facilities to the people especially in the rural
and far-flung areas. He asked the elected public
representatives to identify the priority areas of
their villages/hamlets for systematic
Minister has asked the Chief Engineer, PHE, Jammu
to take immediate steps to overcome the scarcity
of drinking water in the kandi belt of the
district, particularly in Billawar tehsil. He has
asked for pressing into service the tanker
service in the vulnerable areas during the summer
months. He directed the engineers to keep a close
vigil on the situation and ensure adequate supply
of water to rural areas.
science exhibition begins
Minister for Education and Public
Enterprises, Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed has
underlined the need to develop scientific temper
among the students to facilitate their technical
and scientific pursuits.
This was stated by
the Minister after inaugurating a 2-day science
exhibition of Inspire Award Programme-2010-11
organized by District Institute of Education and
Training (DIET), Srinagar here today.
As many as 316
students drawn from various Government Schools of
all the zones of Srinagar district are
participating in the exhibition.
stressed on organizing such exhibitions in all
the districts of the State to explore the hidden
talent of the students. He said afterwards a
series of exhibitions would also be organized at
divisional and State levels to foster completion
among the student community.
He said trained
teachers have been posted in all the educational
institutions for imparting better and quality
education to the students to make them more
Peerzada said that
the suggestions put forth by the president,
Employees and Joint Action Committee chairman
J&K Teachers Forum Abdul Qayoom would be
He said that
Centre is providing sufficient funds for the
development of the State. He said flagship
programmes initiated by the Centre in education
sector have been instrumental in leading the
country towards cent percent literacy, adding
Jammu and Kashmir is also fast moving towards
Minister inspected the stalls displayed by the
students in the exhibition. He appreciated the
students for their vision.
Minister inspected the pace of ongoing
construction work of Teachers Bhawan and
Auditorium which are being constructed at a cost
of Rs.14.45 crores.
Yagya organised by MGAC Brantal
May 19: Maha
Ganesh Asthapan Committee (Brantal) in
collaboration with Sirru Biradari organised an
annual Maha Yagya at Shiv Mandir, Durga Nagar
Sector-1, with religious fervour and gaiety.
commenced with Kalsh Puja & first Suhakar and
culminated with Puran Ahuti on Ganesh Chaturdashi
and Maha Bhog (Naveed) was later served to
devotees. The Yagya was attended by a large
number of devotees and Biradari and a section of
which performed Bhajan Kirtan on the occasion.
Maha Ganesh Asthapan Committee (MGAC) held a
meeting today, wherein the Committee members
decided to establish the replica of Maha Ganesh
Asthapan Sirru Dangar Pora very soon in Jammu.
The meeting with
regard to establishment of replica of Asthapan
among others was attended by Piyaray Lal Pandita,
Daya Krishan Koul, Autar Krishan Dhar, Hardey
Nath Bhat, Chaman Lal Bhat, Durga Nath Pandita,
Ramesh K Koul, Kiran Ji Koul, Sunil Pandita, Veer
Ji Koul, Bhushan Lal and Rajesh Dhar.
Speaking on the
occasion, MGAC vice-president, Daya Krishan Koul
briefed about the historical background of the
Asthapan and the significance of the this Maha
discusses issues of District Hospital
MLA Udhampur, Balwant Singh Mankotia, who is also
the chairman of Rogi Kalayan Samiti District
Hospital(DH) Udhampur has sought the cooperation
of the citizens and other social organizations of
the town to help in making the health Institution
as one of the best hospital of the State.
members of the Governing Body of Rogi Kalayan
Samiti (RKS) , MLA said that sincere efforts are
being made to create modern facilities in the
hospital for the benefit of the poor patients who
can not get specialized treatment out side due to
financial constrains. He said a CT Scan facility
has been introduced in the hospital for the
convenience of the patients.
functionaries of the Samiti, Mr. Mankotia said
that due to their sincere and dedicated efforts,
hospital has registered new achievements in
providing better medicare to the patients. He
said that the construction work on Trauma level
II Hospital is in progress and would be completed
in next few months. For the purpose, he
instructed the officers of PWD to complete the
work within stipulated time frame.
The other issues
which were discussed threadbare included
upgradation of OPD complex, laboratory, X-rays
sections, operation theaters, emergency indoor
complex, negotiation for opening of ATM in the
hospital premises, fixing of CCTV cameras for
monitoring and supervision , out sourcing for
disposal of biomedical wastes and manning of main
To take stock of
facilities being extended to the patients, the
MLA, accompanied by the members of RKS also had a
round of different sections and wards of the
Chief Medical Officer, Superintendent District
Hospital, Deputy Superintendent District
Hospital, Project Officer ICDP, Executive
Engineers PWD and PDD attended the meeting.
self rule not acceptable: VK
Vision Kashmir (VK) in a meeting under the
chairmanship of Sunil Fotedar, convenor, warned
that no decision on resolution of Kashmir which
would be thrusted on nationalist people of the
State would be accepted.
The meeting, while
referring to Sageer Ahmed Committee and
Interlocutors recommendations said that
nationalist people who constitute majority in
J&K are totally against the Azadi, self rule
and autonomy. These demands have been rejected by
all sections of society including KPs, it added.
He said people of
Jammu and Ladakh regions, Gujjars and Bakerwals
besides KPs are totally against these demands.
role of interlocutors the meeting accused them of
their total failure in projecting the demands of
seven lakh displaced Pandits who were thrown out
of Valley by the terrorists over two decades
The meeting urged
the all the nationalist forces in the State to
come on one platform to defeat the designs of
divisive forces and their sympathizers.
Ashok Bhat general
secretary of the organization demanded that all
the genuine migrants be given accommodation at
Jagti and no such family was made to suffer.
Rising Star Family Welfare Organization today
organized a family welfare event at Military
Hospital, Yol. During the event book namely
Vatsala, published by MH Yol was
and Chief of Staff, Rising Star Corps alongwith
chairperson and vice chairperson, Rising Star
Family Welfare Organization were present on the
occasion. Besides other senior officers and their
lady wives also attended the event.
On the occasion,
Commanding Officer of the Hospital Corps
Commander and chairperson, Rising Star Family
Welfare Organization welcomed all the guests.
containing sheets, towels, overalls, bibs,
sweaters and blankets for the new born were
presented by the chairperson, Family Welfare
Organization, whereas Corps Commander presented
them LCD television and central piped music
Speaking on the
occasion, Corps Commander said that the book
Vatsala would be of immense help to
pregnant women. Highlighting about the contents
of the book, he added that this book provides
guidance and tips to a women in her journey of
Motherhood, starting from pregnancy
till child birth and after.
He called upon the
medical fraternity to treat patients with
compassion. He commended the good work of
providing quality health care being done in MH
Yol and expressed his brief that the same will be
continued in future.
expresses concern over curtailment of yatra
May 19: Dr
Jitendra Singh, BJP Chief Spokesperson &
National Executive Member, alongwith party
general secretary Sat Sharma (C.A) and VHP
Organization Secretary Surinder Mishra visited
Reasi and attended meeting of Baba Amarnath Yatra
Niyas of Reasi district.
Singh, while expressing grave concern over the
curtailment of Yatra period by 15 days, said that
the motive behind this decision is to keep people
under control of Kashmir-centric Government,
which is highly condemnable.
He said "Shri
Amarnath Yatra is a mode of expression of faith
in the composite culture of Jammu & Kashmir
and is synonymous with the enjoyment of religious
freedom in a democratic set up". Shri
Amarnath Yatra Shrine Board under the State
Governor N.N. Vohra has been taking unilateral
decisions in the mode and duration of yatra which
result in the curtailment of the yatris without
consulting the devotees and public forums like
Baba Amarnath and Buda Amarnath Yatra Niyas
Dr. Jitendra Singh
said that right from beginning we have been
urging the Governor to take BABA Yatri
Niyas" into confidence in deciding the
timing, duration and conduct of Amarnath Yatra
but the authorities have shown total disregard
for the sentiments of people and arbitrarily
curtailed the Yatra period only to appease the
diktats of separatist leaders like Syed Ali Shah
over the impending confrontation between Baba
Yatri Niyas and SASB, Dr. Jitendra Singh refuted
one by one each and every argument forwarded by
the Government to curtail the period of Yatra.
Mantri Surinder Mishra , while speaking on the
occasion, extended invitation to all the social,
religious and political groups to come forward
and display unity against the decision of the
SASB. Sat Sahrma, Kuldeep Raj, Kabbla Singh, Daya
Ram, Daya Parkash, Ashok Kumar, Vikram, Varun,
Sheel Kumar, Ajay Nanda, Naresh Kumar, Puran and
Rajiv Kumar also attended the meeting.
throng Swami Mirzakak Ashram
Despite scorching heat hundreds of devotees
drawn from different parts of Jammu thronged the
Swami Mirzakak Ashram Nagrota to participate in
the annual Jag of this spiritual saint and a
mystic poet of medieval period in Kashmir on his
181st Nirvan Divas today to pay their obeisance
On the occasion a
Maha Yagya was also performed at the Ashram by
Swami Mirzakak Ji Trust Hangalgund. The Maha
Yagya started yesterday evening and it culminated
with Puranahuti this afternoon. The devotees were
served with Prashad after Puranahuti.
On the occasion
the scholars threw light on Swami Jis life
and spiritualism who kept the Kashmiri Vaakh
Parampara alive. They said that his Vaakhs were
as relevant today as were during the lifetime of
They said the
Swami Ji was a great spiritual power that he had
made a prophesy while talking to his disciples
against the end of tyrant Afghan rule in Kashmir
and its replacement by Sikh rule and the same
happened within days.
During the day
Bhajan and Kirtan continued in the Ashram which
was followed by Samohik Arti. The president of
the Trust D N Hangloo detailed about its
The day was also
celebrated at the original Samadhi of Swami Ji at
Hangalgund in South Kashmir district of Anantnag
where a Hawan was solemnized by Swami Kumar Ji of
Geeta Satsang Ashram. A large number of devotees
including the newly recruited employees in
Kashmir Valley attended the function.
A langer was also
organized for the Muslim Biradari of the area
outside the Asthapan premises on the occasion.
Police today arrested two drug peddlers from
Anantnag district and recovered 148 bottles of
Recodex from them.
A police spokesman
said that during a naka a police party from
police post General Bus Stand of Anantnag
arrested one Sarfaraz Ahmad Bhat resident of
Arwani along with 16 bottles of Recodex.
disclosure another 52 Recodex bottles were
recovered from Bijbehara. During his questioning,
the accused revealed the identity of another
person as Mohammad Aslam Sheikh resident of
Bijbehara who was involved in the sale of this
prescribed drug among the youth. Following this,
a raid was carried out wherein Aslam was also
arrested and 80 bottles of Recodex were recovered
from his possession.
The spokesman said
that Sarfaraz is the brother of active militant
of LeT namely Shabir Ahmad Bhat alias Tahir alias
of 4 unlicensed medical shops seized
A team of Drug and Food Control Organization
today seized the drug stocks at four un-licensed
medical shops in district Kathua.
The shops belonged
to Joginder Pal Sharma at village Jalibar, Ajay
Kumar at Muthi Jagar, Bishan Dass at Buddhi and
Daljeet Singh at Jandore.
The team seized
stocks of drugs valuing Rs. 10,000 from these
shops and initiated action against them under
Drug and Cosmetic Act 1940.
included 160 ampoules of Oxytocin Injection
allegedly administered to milking animals for
enhancing the quantity.
Licensing Authority, Udhampur cancelled the
Licenses of M/s Ram Medical Hall Pancheri for
obtaining the license through mis-representation
and suppression of material facts.
Caritas India launch Peace
Catholic Social Service Society (CSSS) and
Caritas Indian today launched Peace Development
On the occasion,
Anil Gupta, Additional Deputy Commissioner,
Samba, was the chief guest while as Dr Peter
Celestine, the Bishop of Jammu-Srinagar was the
guest of honour. Besides Frederick D Souza,
Assistant Executive Director, Caritus India was
the special guest.
Speaking on the
occasion, Anil Gupta appreciated CSSS for its
love and concern to the needy and marginalized.
He wished all success to the new ventures of
appreciated the good work and encouraged the
movement to march forward to create a better
D Souza spoke
about the importance of launching of Peace
Development Programme. He said that it is a new
initiative of the CSSS and Caritas India to bring
harmony among the communities.
Director, CSSS, presented vote of thanks.
punctual: Qureshi to teachers
Director School Education, G A Qureshi has
asked the teachers to remain punctual to their
duties to achieve the goal of providing quality
education to the students.
The Director was
speaking at a function organized by All J&K
Plus 2 Lecturers Forum, at Government Higher
Secondary School Mubarak Mandi to bid farewell to
Joint Director Kuldeep Sharma on his retirement
from the Government service.
The Director said
that all school managements have been directed to
ensure punctuality in the schools and immediately
inform the higher authorities about those
teachers who illegally remain absent from their
duty. He made it clear that absenteeism in the
schools would not be tolerated at any cost as
Government cannot compromise on the future of the
The Director also
lauded the contribution of Joint Director Kuldeep
Shrama towards the betterment of education in the
region and hoped that he will continue to serve
the society future as well.
killed, 29 injured in road accidents
, May 19:
Two persons were killed and 29 others
sustained injuries in different road accidents in
Reports said that
a 407 vehicle bearing registration number
JK04B-2635 while on way from Gulmarg to Magam
turned turtle near Baba Reshi crossing, resulting
in on spot death of Hafizullah Bhat son of Ghulam
Rasool resident of Garend Khurd, Budgam and
injuries to 16 other passengers.
All the injured
were shifted to SDH Tangmarg and among them 12
were referred to various hospitals of Srinagar.
Out of these Manzoor Ahmad Wani son of Abdul
Jabar resident of Wahidard Pattan succumbed to
his injuries at SMHS hospital Srinagar. The body
of the deceased was handed over to legal heirs
for last rites.
An Oil Tanker
bearing registration number JK08-5773 turned
turtle on national Highway at Nepora, Qazigund,
resulting in injuries to three persons travelling
in the vehicle. All the injured were
A Truck bearing
registration number JK05A-8047 turned turtle at
Nowshera-Boniyar, resulting in injuries to driver
Khazir Hussain son of Khadim Hussain resident of
Jabdar Bijhama and conductor Zahid Hussain son of
Khazir Hussain resident of Jabla Uri. Both the
injured were hospitalized.
A Tata Sumo
bearing registration number JK14-9781 turned
turtle at Zalangam-Kokernag, resulting in
injuries to seven passengers travelling in the
vehicle. All the injured were hospitalized.
A Sumo bearing
registration number JK01D-4886 hit one Motorcycle
at Chattergam-Chadoora, resulting in injuries to
Motorcyclist Manzoor Ahmad Dar son of Ghulam
Rasool resident of Rakhi Shalina Nowgam,
Srinagar. The injured was shifted to SKIMS Soura.
Police has registered a case in this regard.
A Tipper bearing
registration number JK04A-0157 turned turtle near
village Patlibagh-Budgam, resulting in injuries
to one person travelling in the vehicle. The
injured was hospitalized. Police has registered a
case in this regard.
Meanwhile, body of
Mudasir Ahmad Mir son of Mohammad Shafi Mir
resident of ward No. 4 Bandipora was brought to
SDH Bandipora by his family members under
suspicious circumstances. Inquest proceedings
under section 174 CrPC have been initiated.
A lady (name with
held) of Muqam Shah Wali, Kupwara tried to commit
suicide when she spread kerosene oil upon her and
set ablaze herself, resulting in her injuries.
The lady was shifted to DH Kupwara where from she
was referred to SMHS hospital Srinagar for
convene public darbar
MLA Chenani, Krishan Chander Bhagat along with
Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Dudu Basantgarh,
Amit Sharma convened a public darbar at hilly
village Sira here today.
Forest, CAPD, Works Departments actively
participated in the public darbar in which of
people from all nearby remote belts of the Sub
the demands of their respective areas which
included the provision for basic infrastructural
facilities in the Sub Division, especially Sira
Morh and adjoining mohras and villages . The MLA
and SDM gave a patient hearing and issued on the
spot directions to all the concerned officers to
address the problems of the people in a time
bound manner. They stressed upon the concerned
officers to come up with innovative solutions to
public issues rather than posing their
difficulties to seniors in light of the
constraints prevailing in the area. The SDM
directed Tehsildar Chenani to prepare a roster of
all departments headquartered at Chenani to hold
camp offices in remote corners of Latti and Sira
at least once a month to facilitate early
redressal of the problems of the needy villagers
at their doorsteps. He also directed for holding
an exclusive camp of Revenue Department within a
fortnight to clear the pending mutations in