females in merit list
PSC declares 189 candidates successful
JAMMU, Sept 2: The Public
Service Commission (PSC) today declared
189 candidates selected for Combined
Competitive Examination-2010. A female
medico from Kishtwar Syed Sehrish Asgar
has topped the examination.
has, however, declared the results of all
578 candidates, who had appeared in
Combined Competitive Examination
interviews held at Srinagar from July 4
to August 23.
handout said a total of 30,464 candidates
had applied for 189 posts of Combined
Competitive Examination. However, 22,856
candidates appeared for the Preliminary
Examination and 7621 of them qualified
for the Mains. In Mains, 4463 candidates
appeared in all papers and, as per Rules,
582 of them were declared qualified for
candidates didnt appear for the
interview leaving 578 candidates in fray
for 189 posts.
toppers included Syed Sehrish Asgar,
Shafiq Ahmed Wani, Iqbal Hussain Mir,
Bashir Ahmad Bhat, Rameez Rashid Bhat,
Wakeel Ahmed Batt, Irfan Ali Khan, Raies
Ahmed Mir, Abid Rashid Mir, Arshad
Hussain Ganai, Nazir Ahmed Bhat,
Choudhary Mohammad Nawaz, Jaliel Ahmad
Mir, Sheikh Enayatullah, Suhayb Ahmad
Wani, Samrinder Singh, Deep Novel Kour,
Mohammad Saleem Bhat, Mohammad Imran Miak
and Diksha Bamba.
said 33 female candidates figured in the
list of 189 selected candidates. Thirty
candidates belonging to reserved
categories have found place in the merit
list in the Open Merit category.
handout said the PSC has completed the
entire exercise in record time. It added
that the Commission is also conducting
Combined Competitive (Preliminary)
Examination 2011 on September 25 for
which applications had been invited in
May this year.
be the third consecutive Combined
Competitive Examination, being conducted
by the PSC since 2009.
last two years, more than 50 Screening
Tests (including Preliminary Examination)
have been conducted by the Commission for
various posts in which over 1.5 lakh
candidates have appeared.
Combined Competitive Examinations, the
Commission has also conducted the
Competitive Examinations for the post of
Munsiffs (KCS Judicial), Assistant
Conservator of Forests, Assistant
Director (Statistics), Range Officers
Grade-I (Forests), Range Officers Grade-I
(Soil Conservation) and Range Officers
Grade-I (Wild Life). The examination for
the post of ACF has been conducted after
30 years by the Commission. Thirteen
departmental examinations were conducted
twice in a year, which made hundreds of
candidates eligible for future
Commission has also conducted interviews
for the posts to be filled by Direct
Recruitment. During last two years,
selections for over 4,000 posts have been
communicated to the Government, which
included clearance of the vacancies
referred to the Commission in 2005
M Tech, B Tech, other fake degrees haul
*Racketeer arrested, another absconds
JAMMU, Sept 2: Police
today recovered a large number of fake
degrees of engineering, M Tech, B Tech of
a Maharashtra University and diplomas and
marks sheets of other classes from Middle
to higher secondary part-II from a
private school at Purkhoo under the
jurisdiction of Kanachak police station
and arrested one of the racketeers.
Another accused was absconding.
was reported to have already issued a
number of fake degrees to students of
various classes and categories.
said Vishal Kumar son of Jagdish Lal R/o
Muthi, who was running a school with the
name and style of Vishal Public School at
Purkhoo, has been arrested. They added
that the school was recognized only up to
the level of primary and that too up to
negligence of the Education Department
can be well gauged from the fact that
over 400 Middle Pass certificates had so
far been issued by Vishal Kumar despite
the fact that the school had no
recognition of middle level'', police
said and didn't rule out the involvement
of Education Department officials in the
the senior authorities of the Education
Department when communicated about the
scam couldn't give any satisfactory
reply. The authorities now would be
called for questioning to explain their
conduct in facilitating running of a
private school without any recognition.
Vishal Kumar has been arrested, his
associate in the scam, Deepak Raina R/o
Muthi was absconding. A hunt was on to
said so far they have recovered a large
number of fake degrees of Maharashtra
State Board of Technical Education
including Engineering, M Tech and B Tech.
These degrees were being sold to
candidates at exorbitant prices by Vishal
Kumar. He had already sold many degrees
to the candidates. Some degrees lying in
his school premises were recovered during
of diplomas and marks sheets of higher
secondary part-II, secondary class and
middle standard, all fake, issued by
National Institute of Open School',
were also seized from the possession of
Vishal Kumar. Some fake diplomas and
marks lists of secondary and higher
secondary part-II classes of State Board
of School Education have also been
recovered, police said.
said their investigations have revealed
that Vishal Public School had recognition
only up to primary level till 2000.
However, he continued to run classes up
to Middle level maintaining proper
registers. In the absence of any
supervision by the Education Department,
Vishal Kumar managed to issue 800 fake
middle certificates to the students, they
said the issue is being taken up with
Maharashtra Government on issuance of
fake Engineering, B Tech and M Tech
degrees by Vishal Kumar on the name of
Maharashtra State Board of Technical
further investigations, police have
registered a case in this connection at
Kanachak police station under Sections
420, 467, 468 and 471 RPC.
network of fake degrees was busted by a
Kanachak police station team headed by
SHO Jaipal Sharma under the supervision
of SDPO Domana Diwakar Singh.
manpower, 15 Enggs from Jammu engaged
Work on countrys longest road tunnel begins
By Mohinder Verma
In a major step aimed at providing safest
road link in the landslides prone areas of the
Jammu-Srinagar National Highway 1A, the work on
first section of the countrys longest road
tunnel between Chenani and Nashri was started
project is being executed by Leighton Welspun
Contractors Pvt Ltd, which commenced the work by
carrying out first blast in the lower Shivalik
hills at Lower Mada village in Chenani tehsil, in
the presence of Russell Waugh, Managing Director
of the company.
Tunnel Project involves construction of
approximately 9 kilometers of two lane main
tunnel of 13.3 meter diameter along with a
parallel escape tunnel of five meter diameter.
Technology Method of sequential excavation and
support will be used for the construction of the
tunnel and the ambitious project will be
completed within next five yearsby December
2015", Mr Russell told reporters soon after
the first blast at the South Portal of the tunnel
at village Mada this afternoon.
onwards, our teams will continue to cut through
the mountain on the journey to develop this
all-weather road connecting Chenani to Nashri and
with the construction of this tunnel, the
distance between these two stations will get
reduced from 35 kilometers to 10 kilometers and
traveling time by an hour", he said.
Mr Russell further
said, "this is not only a landmark project
in the history of Indias transportation
network but will bring increased safety and
employment to the local community", adding
"our focus is to complete the project on
schedule and to be an integral part of
Jammus progress and development".
It is pertinent to
mention here that there are numerous landslide
prone areas on the Chenani-Nashri stretch of the
National Highway 1A which become cause of highway
blockade during the rainy season and
inconvenience to the passengers.
projects, where the local people dont get
adequate job opportunities, around 80 per cent
unskilled and semi-skilled manpower engaged for
the construction of tunnel is the locals of
Chenani and Nashri areas.
Leighton Welspun is committed to training and
developing people as a key part of its business
and is running its own training school in this
direction, the Managing Director of the company
said, "we have got 50 unskilled local
persons trained for five months at our school and
now they are trained enough to handle those works
which require skilled hands", adding
"the aim behind providing training is to
ensure that even after completion of the project,
the trained manpower is able to work in other
"We are also
running a graduate employment programme and has
engaged 15 Engineering Graduates by carrying out
campus placement in Jammu", he said in
response to a question.
Chenani-Nashri project is a technically complex
one, he said, "we will use the most advanced
drilling and tunnel forming equipment and unique
combination of local knowledge and international
experience will be key to the success",
adding "all civil, structural,
architectural, mechanical, electrical, power
distribution, ventilation, lighting, SCADA, fire
control system, video surveillance, traffic
control, emergency call and communication works
are entirely our responsibility".
Edgar Ramani and Anoop Pillai, Admn Manager were
among several senior officers of the Leighton
Welspun Ltd present on the occasion.
killed, 2 jawans injured
Sept 2: As
Pakistani troops are desperate to push in
militants waiting on launching pads along the
Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan occupied
Kashmir (PoK), they again violated ceasefire
today taking number of violation to six in past
three days in Keran and Macchil sectors of
Kupwara district in North Kashmir.
Defence spokesman, Lt Col Brar, said the latest
violation took place this morning in Keran
Col Brar said
there were no casualties in the firing incidents
and troops exercised restraint and did not
retaliate to Pakistani firing on Indian posts.
He said Pakistani
troops opened unprovoked firing on Army position
along the LoC in these two sectors, which have
emerged as favoured routes for infiltration of
militants into Kashmir.
With the latest
incidents of firing, the number of ceasefire
violations by Pakistani troops in Keran and
Macchil sectors has gone up to six in the past
ceasefire violations have been reported from
Keran and Macchil sectors along the LoC in the
frontier district of Kupwara since Thursday
afternoon," he added.
In the first major
violation of ceasefire this year, a Junior
Commissioned Officer (JCO) and three Pakistani
soldiers were killed when troops from the two
sides exchanged heavy gunfire on August 30 in
Army sources said
that the militants are desperate to infiltrate
before the first snow fall on the mountain peaks.
They made several attempts in last two months but
alert troops foiled their attempts to infiltrate.
The tight vigil along the LoC managed to stop
militants from infiltrating into Kashmir this
year to a large extent", they added.
For past two
months, the militants made several attempts in
Keran, Karnah and Macchil sectors of Kupwara but
these bids were foiled by the troops.
groups are desperate as they have been waiting in
launching pads for past two months, so Pakistan
Army has of late starting giving direct cover to
them by firing at Indian posts", the sources
Along the LoC in
Kupwara district militants made around one dozen
attempts to infiltrate in past two months, but
Army foiled these attempts in which a JCO and
four Army troops were killed and six jawans
around 700 militants waiting to cross the LoC but
tight vigil along LoC has frustrated them",
Army sources said.
militant was killed and two Army soldiers were
injured in an encounter in Kupwara district of
North Kashmir today.
Lt Col Brar said
that Army launched an operation in Wuder Bala in
Handwara area of district Kupwara after receiving
information about the presence of militants in
the area. Militants opened fire on troops
resulting in gun battle in the wee hours today.
unidentified militant was killed and two soldiers
sustained minor injuries during the operation,
which was still in progress," he added.
A police spokesman
while giving details said that an un-identified
militant was killed today in an encounter at
Police said that
acting on a specific information about the
presence of armed militants in Forest area of
Wudar-Watsar in Handwara, Police, 21 RR Unit of
the Army and 92 Battalion of CRPF, laid a siege
of the area this morning .
The advance party
was fired upon by the hiding militants, which was
retaliated triggering an encounter. One
unidentified militant was killed in the
One -AK 47 rifle,
1 AK magazine, 9 rounds of AK ammunition and a
Pithu bag were recovered from the slain militant.
operation in the area was still going on, the
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