KP leaders to beat hasty retreat
Jagti inmates turn violent,
resort to stone pelting against power crisis,
deteriorating condition of fasting youth
Sept 3: The
displaced Pandits today clashed with police and
resorted to stone pelting in protest against the
failure of the authorities to provide medicare to
the three youth who were sitting on fast unto
death for last three days after their condition
deteriorated this morning and against the
enforcement of night long power cuts in the
The panic gripped
the entire Jagti township this morning and all
inmates rushed towards the dharna site when the
news spread that the condition of one of the
youth Sunil Pandita who was sitting on fast for
last three days deteriorated. The people shifted
all the three to local Health Centre for
immediate medical aid to them. The protestors
raising slogans against the Government and Relief
Organisation held them responsible for the
present plight of the displaced people in general
and Jagti township inmates in particular.
resorted to stone pelting and also protested
against the police. They alleged that one cop
made an unprovoked remark against them. The
situation went out of control for some time and
the protesting mob also targeted a vehicle of
Relief Organization and it suffered minor damage
in stone pelting.
The Relief and
Rehabilitation Commissioner, R K Pandita who
along with other officers of his organisation
reached the spot has also to face the public ire
and he was ghearoed by the mob for some time. His
pleas to pacify the agitating mob failed to yield
results and protesting mob demanded immediate
restoration power supply to the camp and a time
frame by which the relief will be announced.
authorities tried a hard to shift the fasting
youth to GMC Hospital Jammu but hundreds of
protestors continued to ghearo the health center
and did not allow them to shift the youth.
Commissioner along with other officers DySP and
SHO Nagrota were camping in the township upto
late night to solve the impasse. However the camp
inmates remained adamant on their one point
The three youth
Ajay Bhat, Sunil Pandita and Rajinder Pandita who
were on fast unto death were administered glucose
in the hospital. However the condition of the two
youth is stated to be serious.
The tempers ran so
high that the leaders of various political
parties and KP organizations have to beat a hasty
retreat as mob protested against their entry in
the township and alleged that they failed to
settle their problems.
alleged that the Jagti lacks basic amenities as
the inmates of the township are facing total
power cut during the night hours and despite the
repeated pleas to the authorities no steps have
been taken to improve the power supply in the
township forcing the people to come to streets.
They also accused
the Government of misleading the community on the
enhancement of relief and said the promises and
assurances given by the Government have proved
He said if the
Government was not in a position to provide the
basic amenities to the migrants at Jagti why they
shifted us from erstwhile camps as after shifting
to Jagti the problems of the community
However the power
supply was later restored after the issue was
taken up by Relief Commissioner with Divisional
Commissioner Jammu and Relief and Revenue
Minister, Raman Bhalla.
Mr Bhalla when
contacted said that he took up the issue with
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and sought his
immediate intervention in settling the
electricity problem of the Jagti township once
Mr Bhalla said
that he will take up the matter in next cabinet
meeting also so that the problem is settled and
the camp inmates of Jagti are relieved of the
hardships. The Power problems is every where in
Jammu region. However no night cut will be
enforced on Jagti township, he added.
He said the CM
agreed to provide power supply at Jagti as per
convener Dr Agnishekhar and Panun Kashmir general
secretary Kuldeep Raina have stongly condemned
the Govt attitude toward the relief holder and
role of administration who failed in solving the
problem of migrants who are on peaceful
approves Bio-medical Waste Management Projects
Sept 3: Chief
Minister Omar Abdullah has given go ahead to the
establishment of two Bio-medical Waste Management
Projects one each at Jammu and Srinagar with the
directions for setting up of facilities of
incinerators at Leh, Kargil, Doda and Poonch.
proposal involving on expenditure of about Rs
7.40 crore for the creation of this facility to
cater to the bio-medical waste generated in
various Government and private hospitals in the
State, the Chief Minister said that the
identification of feasible sites for
establishment of Bio-medical Waste Projects
should be time-lined to start the construction
The Chief Minister
directed for factoring in the Pollution Control
Board in the task of identification of the land
for the purpose. He asked the Health Department
to formulate a team of officers from Health,
Revenue and Pollution Control Departments for
identifying the land and certifying its
feasibility for construction of Bio-Medical Waste
The Chief Minister
was chairing a high level meeting in which the
proposals to this effect were discussed in
Secretary Madhav Lal, Principal Secretary
Planning and Development B.B. Vyas, Principal
Secretary Housing Suresh Kumar, Divisional
Commissioner Kashmir, Asgar Samoon, District
Development Commissioners of Srinagar, Budgam and
Ganderbal and Directors of Health services
Kashmir and Jammu, VC SDA, Commissioner SMC were
present besides other senior officers.
Medical Waste Management Project world cater to
the disposal of waste products generated in
hospitals within 150 kms radius in the cities of
Srinagar and Jammu while the incinerators are
designed to take care of the waste products
generated in health units in the far off and
interior areas of the Poonch, Rajouri, Doda,
Kishtwar, Leh and Kargil.
importance of proper and hygienic disposal of
bio-medical waste generated in various health
units and hospitals in the State both in
Government and private sector, the Chief Minister
said that a well managed and coordinated
bio-waste management facility is need of the
hour. He asked the concerned departments to
finalize the strategy in this regard and timeline
all aspect so that work on establishment of these
units takes place as early as possible.
The Chief Minister
said that proper management of bio-medical waste
generated by hospitals and health units in the
State should be thrust area for Health and
Medical Education Department ensuring that the
disposal takes place in scientific and requisite
manner in all health units functioning in the
public and private sector.
theft rock GMC Hospital Panels to
submit report in 3 days
Sept 3: Protest
rocked Government Medical College and Hospital
(GMCH), where a middle aged man died, due to the
negligence of the doctors, here today.
The family members
and the relatives of one Balwant Raj Sharma, son
of Ram Krishan, resident of Talab Tillo, staged
protest demonstration in front of the mortuary of
the Government Medical College and Hospital
(GMCH), against the hospital administration.
They said that
after road accident at Paloura, Balwant and his
friend were rushed to GMC Hospital, but due to
the negligence of the doctors, Balwant died.
They said that the
Government makes tall claims, that health
institutions in the State are functioning
smoothly and all facilities are being provided to
the people, but at the ground level, Government
and the GMC Hospital administration have failed
to take care of the patients.
They said that,
the attendants along with duo approached doctors
several times, but their negligence led to the
death of Balwant.
doctor is available in GMC Hospital and only the
PG students are seen examining the
patients", the irate relatives of Balwant
intervention of the hospital administration and
police, the mob dispersed.
Hospital, Dr Anees Choudhary, when contacted told
Excelsior that, they have constituted a three
member Doctors committee, which will probe into
the allegations made by the relatives of the
Balwant Sharma regarding negligence by doctors.
The doctors in the
committee are Dr Tariq Azad, Prof, Surgery, Dr
Anil Gupta, HoD, Orthopedics and Dr Manoj
Chalotra, Medical Superintendent, GMC Hospital,
Dr Choudhary, said, adding, that they will submit
their report in next three days.
He added that a
board was also constituted to conduct the
postmortem including Dr Rakesh Saraf, HoD
Surgery, Dr KK Koul, HoD Pathology and Dr Bhupesh
Khajuria, HoD Forensic Medicines.
Police said that Balwant and his friend Rajesh
Sharma, son of Sarda Ram of Talab Tillo, were
injured in a road accident, when the motorcycle
they were riding, was hit by an unknown vehicle,
near Paloura area, under the jurisdiction of
Domana police station.
He said that the
duo were rushed to Government Medical College and
Hospital (GMCH), where Balwant succumbed to his
injuries and the other was undergoing treatment.
The body was
handed over to legal heirs after completion of
the legal formalities, while, a case has been
registered and investigation started.
incident, microscopes were stolen from the
Psychology Department of Government Medical
College and Hospital (GMCH), which has become a
question mark on the security of the equipments
in the hospital.
Sources said that
nearly 22 microscopes have been stolen from the
Psychology Department of the Hospital, during the
intervening night of September 2 and 3.
Choudhary, Principal, GMC Hospital, told that a
penal of doctors including Dr Sunanda Raina, HoD,
Anatomy Department, Dr Neeru Gupta, HoD
Psychology and Dr Rakesh Bhel, Asstt Prof,
Preventive and Social Medicine (PSM) Departments,
have been constituted to look into the matter and
submit the report, within three days.
"We have also
filed a case with Police Post Government Medical
Colleges and Hospital (GMCH)", Dr Choudhary
turn Kashmir into island of peace: Mufti
Sept 3: Stating
that his party has played a historical role in
restoring peace in the Indian Sub-Continent with
its agenda of peace and reconciliation, Peoples'
Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad
Sayeed today said his party's pro people policies
have yielded encouraging results.
Sayeed said PDP
would continue to pursue its visionary agenda to
change destiny of the people and also to make
Jammu and Kashmir an Island of peace.
"Although we had only 16 members in our
kitty but it was result of our convictions that
we convinced successive regimes at Delhi to take
some bold decisions to restore peace in this
region especially to improve relations with
Pakistan," he said in a function where in
Javed Ahmad Mirchal, a noted social and political
activist from Karnah joined PDP.
The PDP patron
said his party had scripted a new chapter of
peace and development in the State. He said that
July 28, 1999 was landmark in the political
history of Jammu and Kashmir because PDP was
formed on that very day and this party has
revived people's faith in the democratic
institutions. "It was PDP that restored
peoples' faith in democracy through fairness and
transparency in its governance," he
party president Mehbooba Mufti, party senior
leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Muzaffar
Hussain Beig welcomed the new entrant into the
party fold, saying that his joining will add
colours to the party activities in North Kashmir.
"It is our
pragmatic approach and political agenda which
attracts people to our party fold. We are
committed to a holistic development of the entire
State especially its far flung areas which have
sofar been neglected in every respect,"
On this occasion,
Mirchal who contested 2008 Assembly elections,
observed that he was motivated by the PDP's pro
people agenda especially its three year
performance and its political vision for the
resolution of Kashmir issue.
accused acquitted of charges as
prosecution fails to
Sept 3: Sessions
Judge Kathua, M K Hanjura has acquitted the rape
accused after nine years long investigation and
trial as the prosecution failed to produce the
evidence in support of the charges.
According to the
police case, on October 5, 2003, the prosecutrix
namely Sita Devi, wife of Amro of Chappri Malhar,
tehsil Billawar, was cooking food in her house
when the accused Subash, son of Gopalu of Machedi
barged into her house, caught hold of her,
stripped her and assaulted her sexually.
When she raised
hue and cry, Satpal, Paras Ram and others rushed
to scene of occurrence and saved her from the
accused. Later, the prosecutrix informed the
police about the incident and accordingly a case
under Sections 376 and 452 RPC was registered
against the accused at Police Station Billawar
and investigation started.
On the completion
of the investigation, charge sheet for the
commission of offences under Section 376/452 RPC
was preferred in the Court of Judicial
Magistrate, Billawar against the accused and
Judicial Magistrate committed the case to
Sessions Court in terms of Section 205 D of CrPC.
arguments of both the sides and considering the
material on record, the Sessions Judge, M K
Hanjura observed, "the evidence on record
substantiates that the prosecutrix was a
consenting party. No credence can be lend to the
prosecution case which appears to be devoid of
truth and without any merit", adding
"it appears that when the husband of
prosecutrix came to know about the occurrence she
was terrified and to save her skin she gave a
different color to the entire story".
statement the prosecutrix has stated that she
doesnt know the accused. How did she then
come to know about the identity of the accused is
a mystery that has not been unraveled by the
prosecution", the Court said, adding
"none of the witnesses have stated that they
saw the accused committing the crime. Under these
circumstances the nexus of the accused with the
commission of crime is missing".
The Sessions Judge
further observed, "there is evidence on
record that the accused, the husband of the
prosecutrix and prosecution witness Satpal have
been litigating with each other over a piece of
land for the last eight years which indicates
that they have animosity with each other as such
the chance of the false implication of the
accused in a row cannot be ruled out".
considerable weight and force in the argument
that the prosecutrix was a consenting party. The
evidence on record supports it. The prosecutrix
has herself destroyed the prosecution
edifice", the Court said, adding "the
judicial process cannot be issued in the case
where there is no satisfactory evidence to
connect the accused with the commission of
observations, the Sessions Judge acquitted the
accused of the charges leveled against him.
directs State to frame committee to
Sept 3: In
a significant judgment, Division Bench of State
High Court comprising Justice Virender Singh and
Justice Hasnain Massodi has directed the State to
set-up Scrutiny Committee at Division/District
Level to scrutinize the social status certificate
(Reserved Category Certificates).
were passed in a PIL filed by Anwar Choudhary, a
Gujjar leader and practicing lawyer, seeking
directions to the State to constitute committee
to scrutinize social status certificates
particularly Scheduled Tribe Certificates issued
from 1991 onwards and to constitute a District
Level Scrutiny Committee as per the directions of
the Supreme Court in case titled Kumari Madhuri
Patil and Another Versus Additional Commission
Tribal Development and Others.
Advocate Shah Mohd
Choudhary appearing for the PIL submitted that in
rest of the country the beneficiaries of
fraudulent certificates have been detected. On
other hand, Senior AAG Gagan Basotra fairly
stated that no scrutiny committee has been
constituted by the State and if there are
complaints regarding the issuance of Social
Status Certificates the same are referred to
Social Welfare Department for further action. He
assured the Court that a Scrutiny Committee will
be constituted at the earliest strictly as per
the guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court.
concern over the prolonged delay in the
constitution of scrutiny committee, the Division
Bench disposed of the PIL with the directions to
the State to bring the mechanism under the
Reservation Act and Rules for grant/ issuance of
Reserved Category Certificates at par with the
directions of the Supreme Court so that all the
chances of any mal-practice at the stage of
grant/ issuance of certificates are excluded.
The DB also
directed the setting-up of Scrutiny Committee at
Division/District Level to scrutinize the
certificates already issued and fixed six months
time to comply with the directions.
asks Cong to come out clean on interlocutors'
Sept 3: The
former Union Minister and MLA, Prof Chaman Lal
Gupta has asked the Congress to come out in clear
cut terms about their stand regarding the highly
controversial report of the interlocutors as also
that of the Sageer Committee, which are the
babies of the UPA Government at the Centre.
He has also sought
an explanation both from New Delhi as also the
State Government to tell the people that who is
funding the activities of these
"Wisemen" after submission of their
report and also their locus standi in enjoying
the Government hospitality when they had
completed their task several months back.
Prof Gupta said
that in the reports of the interlocutors and that
of the Sageer Committee attempts have been made
to create uncertainty even on those issues which
have been settled long back. These also include
the abolishing of the permit system, change of
the nomenclatures of that of Sader-e-Riyasat to
Governor and Prime Minister to Chief Minister of
the State, in addition to provisions for
extension of the jurisdiction of the Supreme
Court, Election Commission of India and also that
of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India
by seeking the reviewing of all other articles
and Central laws which were applied to J&K
after 1953. Moreover, an attempt is being made to
make Article 370 a permanent feature although it
was incorporated in the Statue Book as a
Temporary Provision with assurance that it would
wither away with the passage of time.
Prof Gupta pointed
out that earlier also several such like
Commissions and Committees were appointed. These
also included the Gagandav-Gadkar Commission on
regional imbalances, Sikiri Commission, Wazir
Commission and several such like others but
recommendations of all these Commissions and
Committees were put under the carpet as they were
not to the liking of the rulers of Kashmir.
But it was strange
that lot of fuss is being created on the highly
controversial recommendations of
"Wisemen" and that of Sageer Committee,
he added and warned that nationalist people of
the State would not allow to weaken the ties of
this State with the rest of the country to
appease the elements infected by the obnoxious
Two Nations Theory of late Jinnah. Already much
harm has been done and there have been lot of
sufferings and losses but for follies of the
congress leadership and communal mindset of their
fellow travelers, he pointed out.
lodge protest with Adm
2 Budhal villages without
Sept 3: The
residents from two villages in Budhal area, which
are yet to be electrified by the Government,
today lodged strong protest with the Tehsildar
Kotranka and demanded that these neglected areas
should also be given attention.
Led by the
Sarpanch, Chain Singh of the area, these
villagers from Sadda and Mangote after covering
nearly 16 kms on foot and some distance by bus,
reached the office of Tehsildar Kotranka today
and lodged their strong protest. The Sarpanch
said that during last 65 years of Independence,
the Government and concerned MLAs have failed to
provide electricity to the people of this area.
Sarpanch said not
only electricity, even the Government has failed
to provide kerosene oil to the hapless villagers
from this remote belt of district Rajouri. The
villagers after trekking down 16 kms on-foot come
for taking ration and K.oil instead of 5 lt per
month, they are provided hardly 3 lt a month per
ration card and even sometimes they go back high
and dry. The Kerosene oil is black-marketed and
there is no check on K.oil dealers of the area by
the CAPD officials. The children are unable to
study during nights as they cannot get enough
fuel for kerosene-lamps.
The village head
demanded that these villagers be provided at
least 7 lt K.oil every month and enough supply of
ration. He strongly demanded road connectivity
and electricity in the area besides filling up of
vacant posts of teachers at local schools.
Sept 3: Twenty
seven guests from Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK)
were among 58 people who crossed sides at Kaman
post, the last Indian military post on the Line
of Control (LoC) in Uri sector this afternoon.
said that 27 PoK residents arrived at Kaman post
after crossing the Aman Setu, peace bridge on LoC
to meet their relatives separated in 1947.
They included 12
women and a child, they said.
Sources said 21
Kashmiri, including seven women and five
children, who had gone to PoK in previous buses,
also returned to their homes after completing
stay across the LoC.
Nine residents of
Kashmir, including two women and as many children
crossed to PoK to meet their relatives.
A PoK resident who
completed his stay in Kashmir also returned to
asks students to incalculate scientific temper
Sept 3 :
Minister for Rural Development, Law, Justice,
Parliamentary Affairs and Panchayati Raj, Ali
Mohammad Sagar has asked the students to
incalculate the scientific temper and prepare for
competitions at national and international level.
The Minister was
speaking after inaugurating the two days district
level Science Exhibition Inspire Award Schemes
2012-13 organized by the District Institute of
Education and Trainings (DIET). Around 400
scientific models made by the students of
different schools of the district were showcased.
Education, Farooq Ahmed Faktoo, Director School
Education, Mohammad Shafi Rather and other senior
officers of Education Department were present.
The Minister urged
upon the students to devote their time to
education besides taking up extra circular
activities which would result in making them
perfect citizens for the future. "Students
are the future of every nation and it is
endeavour of the Government to provide every
possible facility to them so that their skills
get polished and they can compete at various
levels and bring laurels to their State", he
Mr. Sagar also
complemented the organizers for conducting such
types of events as they would go a long way in
providing the much required platform to the young
scientific minds to showcase their talent besides
competing at the national and international
far speedy land acquisition under new colleges
Sept 3: Minister
for Higher Education, Labour and Employment Abdul
Gani Malik today asked the concerned authorities
to expedite the process of land acquisition for
construction of new Government degree colleges
sanctioned for Jammu division.
The Minister was
addressing a meeting of Principals of various
degree colleges of Jammu division at Government
college for Women Parade today.
Education Gazanffer Hussain, Special Secretary
Higher Education Hemant Kumar Sharma, Director
Colleges Prof. Nalni Kohli, Joint Director
Planning, Ishfaq Ahmad and Dean College
Development Council University of Jammu and
officers of R&B and JKPCC attended the
Mr Malik took a
detailed review of the issues pertaining to land
acquisition, ongoing works in various colleges,
status of construction of new colleges being set
up under PMRP, MHRD and UGC funding. He was also
apprised of performance and achievements of the
institutions and introduction of new courses in
The Minister said
that land acquisition process is a vital
component in implementation and success of any
project so need to be tackled in a most efficient
manner. He asked the concerned to ensure speedy
disposal of all land acquisition issues which are
impeding the construction of these colleges. He
stressed the need of exploring possibilities for
introducing new courses in the colleges having
scope in the world of profession.
He said all
efforts are being made to improve and upgrade the
higher education for students in the state with
special focus on far flung areas and unattended
areas. In this regard, various new colleges have
been set up besides introduction of several new
job oriented courses as per need and potential of
reviews stock, supply position of ration
Sept 3: The
Minister of State for Consumer Affairs and Public
Distribution and Power, Shabir Ahmed Khan today
asked the Consumer Affairs and Public
Distribution Department (CA&PD) to involve
the Panchayat Representatives (PRs) to streamline
the public distribution system and put in place
effective measures to enforce consumer protection
laws in rural areas
The Minister was
speaking at a meeting convened to review the
stock and supply position, besides the quality of
food grains being supplied to areas of Jammu
province, here today at Civil Secretariat.
the supply position of ration, LPG and Kerosene
Oil particularly to far-off and rural pockets,
the Minister directed the CA&PD to ensure
that people get timely and best quality ration.
He also directed for proper regulation of LPG and
Kerosene Oil to the consumers in far-flung areas.
warned the officials against any lapse and made
it clear that any inconvenience to the public
will not be tolerated. He issued instructions to
the concerned to take necessary steps to remove
the bottlenecks, if any, to ensure uninterrupted
supply and adequate stocking of food grains to
every nook and corner of the region.
To cater to the
need of ration under BPL and APL, especially to
the nomads, the Minister directed the officers to
issue fresh ration cards after proper
verification by concerned Tehsil Supply Officers.
informed that the Government of India has
sanctioned special allocation for Kashmiri
migrants, BPLs, orphan house, Gujjar and Bakerwal
and registered hostels in Jammu region.
Mr Shabir apprised
that the proposal for allocation of ration to the
State as per the 2011 census was under active
consideration of Government of India and it was
expected that the scale of ration would be
enhanced to meet the increased demand. He also
impressed upon the officers to conduct frequent
tour to their respective areas and personally
monitor the ration supply to far-flung and
remotest areas so that the poor people living in
these areas get hassle free supply.
of LPG in Surankote, Sunderbani and Batote, the
Minister asked the Divisional Commissioner Jammu
to hold meeting with the functionaries of the oil
companies to sort out the issue at the earliest.
away patient in filmi style: GMC lodges FIR
Sept 3 : In
a bizarre incident, a patient admitted in Medical
Unit-I of the Government Medical College Hospital
was whisked away by some unknown person in a
trolley stretcher and abandoned near the lift
after snatching his medical record file.
Giving details of
the incident, Incharge Principal, Govt. Medical
College Jammu Dr. Aniece Chowdhary said that
probe conducted into the episode revealed that
the patient had been removed with malicious
intentions to create panic and to malign the
of the patient was sensationalized as
maltreatment meted out to him at the hospital, he
He said soon after
the incident was reported, a committee comprising
Dy Medical Superintendent, Officer Incharge
Casualty and office Incharge Control
Room/Sanitation was constituted to look into the
As per the report
submitted by the committee, the unknown patient
alongwith his treatment record was taken away by
one person with dark complexion, wearing white
clothes on trolley to the lift area in the
corridor of Medical College Hospital. The
committee observed that the suspicious person
might have some vested interest to defame Medical
College Hospital Jammu.
informed that the said patient was under
treatment in MU-I under MRD NO: 633965, MLC No:
3987 since 27 August 2012 and has now been
re-admitted in MU-III as the previous treatment
record was not found with him, for which FIR has
been lodged in Police Post Medical College
"This act of
some anti social element, trying to depict and
allege therein that the patient was thrown by
Govt. Medical College administration in the
corridors of the Hospital is not only uncalled
for but also intolerable. This is against norms
and medical ethics", Dr Choudhry said.
appealed the common masses to remain vigilant
against such miscreants and inform the Hospital
Administration or Police Post immediately to
identify such unwarranted elements.
Meanwhile, a show
cause notices has also been served upon both the
Medical Social Workers for dereliction of duty.
Since the identity of the patient was unknown, he
was being looked after by the Medical Social
inaugurates NHRM 'Sammelan'
Sept 3: Former
minister and MLA Doda Abdul Majid Wani
inaugurated National Health Mission 'Sammelan' at
Town Hall here today.
The purpose of
organizing this programme was to create awareness
among the people of the area about various
components of NRHM. Mr Wani was the chief guest
of the function while Deputy Commissioner, Doda,
Farooq Ahmed Khan was guest of honour. Chief
Medical Officer, Doda Dr M I Zargar, Medical
Superintendent District Hospital Doda Dr M F
Bhat, District Social Welfare Officer Rakesh
Kumar, Sarpanchs, Panchs and many prominent
persons of the area were present on the occasion.
the gathering MLA Doda said that providing better
healthcare facilities at the doorsteps of the
people in rural area is the main objective of
this mission. He impressed upon the health
fraternity to work with a missionary zeal and
underlined the importance of strengthening
institution of ASHA workers. Mr Wani said Doda is
remote and hilly district and many people live in
far flung hilly areas. They are needed to be
educated about the mission.
CMO Doda gave
detailed presentation about the Mission and its
various schemes. He educated people about 'Janani
Suraksha Yojna' maternal health, child health,
family planning, pre-natal determination tests,
school health programme, immunization etc. He
disclosed that there are many schemes including
'Maa Tujhe Salam' under which there are various
incentives for pregnant women in Government
health institutions like free and cashless
delivery/ free cesarian section, free drugs and
consumables, free diagnostics, free provision of
blood transfusion, free transport from home to
health institution and back home and free
treatment of sick newborn till 30 days after
birth. A cultural programme was also performed by
students of AMT school Doda on the occasion.
taxi operators submit memo to Govt
Sept 3: Under
the banner of All Jammu and Kashmir Taxi Union,
the protesting taxi operators today submitted a
memorandum to the Government representatives
The taxi operators
today took out a protest rally against the launch
of Radio Taxies in Srinagar and were demanding
immediate cancellation of the service.
alleged that the contract of mobile taxies has
been sanctioned to some of the blue eyed in the
Government to benefit them.
Government should have at least consulted us
before launching mobile taxies in the
State," Inderjeet Sharma, a union leader
He said the fare
fixed per kilometre for radio taxies is much
higher as compared to the normal taxis operating
in the State adding, "we went to Srinagar to
meet the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah but he was
approached the Revenue Minister Raman Bhalla and
Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand here today and
they have assured us that the issue will be
raised in the cabinet meeting," Sharma said,
adding that they had submitted a copy of
memorandum to the Divisional Commissioner Jammu
Pradeep Gupta and Inspector General of Police
He said the taxi
operators from Kashmir also joined the protest
today and if the Government fails to take some
steps, they will go on strike.
Earlier in the
morning, hundreds of taxi operators took out a
protest rally, which culminated at Panjtirthi
failed to provide basic amenities, alleges ANC
Sept 3: Awami
National Conference (ANC) in Jammu and Kashmir
today alleged that the State Government has
failed to provide basic amenities to the people.
Abdullah-led Government has proved to be a total
failure in all aspects. It has even not provided
basic amenities to the people of the State,"
ANC provincial president, Gian Singh told
reporters here today.
has failed to provide electricity, water and
other basic amenities and people are reeling
under complete darkness, Singh claimed.
The only agenda of
National Conference is to stick to power by
forging "convenient alliances", he
The ANC leader
said that NC and Congress had sought votes for
addressing the issues of governance and
development but have considerably failed in
addressing genuine demands of the people. (PTI)
given SRTC workers demand 6th Pay Comm arrears
Sept 3: All
J&K SRTC Volunteer Retirement Employees
Association has expressed gratitude to the State
Finance Department for issuing an order on August
28, regarding release of 6th Pay Commission
arreas of Public Sector Undertakings.
Addressing a press
conference here today, president of the
Association Dev Raj Bali said that nearly 800
employees of SRTC who were accorded VRS extend
gratitude to the Government for issuing Order No.
A/Misc(2012)-P-1038 dated 28-8-2012, concerning
release of 6th Pay Commission arrears of Public
Mr Bali said now
these VRS given employees have high hopes from
the SRTC management regarding release of their
pending 6th Pay Commission arrears. He urged upon
the MD SRTC to implement this order. It was also
announced during meeting on April 10 this year
that Corporation was earning good profit.
Therefore, the Management must take initiative to
release the Pay Commissioner arrears of VRS/GHS
and normally retired employees of the SRTC.
Surinder Singh also spoke in the conference.
tours of Rajouri girls flagged off
Sept 3 : An
educational-cum-motivational tour for 23 girl
students of far flung and remote areas of the
Sunderbani tehsil of Rajouri District (Jammu
& Kashmir) was organised by Kalidhar Brigade
under the aegis of Crossed Swords Division.
The tour was
flagged off by Maj Gen NPS Hira, General Officer
Commanding, Crossed Swords Division at Akhnoor,
today. While interacting with the touring
students, Maj Gen Hira, said that "today's
students are tomorrow's leaders. He said out of
various projects conducted by Army under
Operation Sadbhavana, the tours of children to
various parts of India have a lasting impression
on their mind. He also said that the girls of
Sunderbani are going for such a tour for the
The tour is spread
over a period of 10 days from Sep 3 to Sep 12.
During the tour, the students will visit cities
of Agra and Mathura. The students will visit
places of historical interest and national
importance like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur
Sikri, ITC Maurya 5 Star Hotel, Jama Masjid,
Krishna Janma Bhumi, Vrindavan, Mathura Oil
Refinery, Mathura Museum and also interact with
higher commanders of Army. The tour is aimed to
broaden their horizons by witnessing the diverse
cultures of various States, the technological and
infrastructural advancement of the nation and to
give wings to their dreams.
elects unit body
Sept 3: A
meeting of Provincial Electrical Employees Union
(PEEU) was held at Electric Division III,
Janipur, Jammu wherein they unanimously
constituted the unit body.
chairmanship of P C Sharma, provincial president,
the members elected were Deep Kumar Sharma as
president, Heera Singh as vice president, Des Raj
as general secretary, Ashok Kumar Padha as joint
secretary, Sanjay Kumar Sharma as publicity
secretary and Susheel Sehan as orgainser.
The other members
are Susheel Sehan as orgainser, Rakesh Gandotra
as finance secretary, Babu Ram, Someshwar Sharma,
Vikram Singh and Puran Chand as executive
Mr Sharma said
that his PEEU will do the best to overcome the
grievances of the employees.
paper selected in New York's journal
Sept 3: A
researcher and incharge Head of Department of
Information Technology, Tasleem Arif, has brought
laurels to the Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah
University as his research paper has been
selected for publication in the International
Journal of New York in America.
A research paper
entitled 'Scientific Co-authroship Social
Networks: A Case Study of Computer Science
Scenario in India' has been selected for
publication which is a landmark achievement for
Arif has also been
invited for second International Conference on
Issues and Challenges in Networking, Intelligence
and Computing Technologies (ICNICT-2012) by
Krishna Institute of Engineering &
Technology, Ghazibad, where he is going to
present paper on September 7 on An Overview of
Social Network Extraction Systems.
Citizen Council discusses demands
Sept 3: A
meeting of Senior Citizen Council, Kishtwar was
held under the chairmanship of its president
Roshan Lal Parihar at Ashiana Orphanage Home here
wherein a number of burning issues were discussed
in length and breadth and the speakers showed
their resentment against the Government for
paying no heed to the issues confronting the
In the meeting, it
was held that NH-1B from Malipeth to Sangrambhata
on one side and upto Zelana on the other side was
in dilapidated condition and this stretch of NH
is considered the lifeline of district Kishtwar,
but long traffic jamming on this road creates
hurdles to every passerby and more specifically
school, college and university going students at
other issues were also discussed which pertained
to drinking water crises and worsening hygienic
condition in educational institutions and
shortage of doctors and paramedical staff in
protests against eve teasing, harassment of girl
Sept 3: A
large number of National Secular Forum (NSF)
activists today protested against the Police
Department for their failure in providing
security to the girl who has been teased and
harassed by a mini bus driver, here.
Dr Vikas Sharma,
president National Secular Forum has taken a
strong note of the incident in which one of the
girl of Women's college was teased and harassed
by the mini bus driver in the heart of the city
which made the girl to take extreme step of
Meanwhile, NSF has
appealed to the Chief Minister to hold an enquiry
into the incident.
Among others who
where present in the protest included Surjit
Choudhary, Sukhdev Singh, Ravi Choudhary, Chiman
Singh, Balvir Kumar and Sunil Kumar.
demands implementation of RTE Act
Sept 3: National
Students Union of India (NSUI) under the
leadership of its State president Uday Bhanu
Chib, took out a massive rally from MAM College
to Jammu University.
The rally passed
through the University Road and after taking the
whole round of the varsity campus, culminated at
The NSUI activists
carrying banner were demanding implementation of
RTE Act in J&K.
Uday Chib while
addressing the gathering, urged the Government to
implement RTE in the J&K on prioroty.
Feroz Khan, threw
light on the benfits of the RTE Act.
Among others who
spoke were Ajay Kumar, State genral secretary,
Abhijot Singh, district coordinator Aman Thappa,
Puneet Singh, Sunny Parhiar, MAM College
president Amjad batt, Wazahid Shah, etc.
protest, move to police for money
Sept 3: A
large number of investors from Manjakot area of
district Rajouri, who have invested their money
in a private concern, Vikrant Finance Co. today
lodged protest and then moved to district police
villagers are moving from pillar to post to get
their money back from the company. Today nearly
150 investors from this area first held protest
demonstration here and then moved to senior
police officials at the district headquarters for
help. They narrated their woes and sought action
against the company owners/ managers for duping
For the last
nearly one week, the people from Rajouri area are
staging protests and demanding money. The police
has been going slow into the matter and only
providing assurances to the investors regarding
the recovery. The police said that they have
summoned one of the owners of the company, Kewel
Koul while two other partners, Rakesh Gupta and
Ashwani Kumar are yet to be summoned for
questioning in this regard.
It has been learnt
that an amount of nearly Rs 10 crores has been
invested by the people in the company and the
investors are being denied their money.
SMEs register on Vodafone Drive
into the Big League - II
Sept 3: Vodafone
India Ltd., one of India's leading
telecommunications service providers, has
received a phenomenal response to the second
season of Vodafone 'Drive into the Big League'
program, as the much awaited annual property
races toward the grand finale stage.
As the call for
entries ended on Aug 30, 2012, Vodafone clocked
in a record number of over 270,000 entries from
small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across India.
The 'Vodafone India Drive into the Big League
-II' contest is a one-of-its-kind initiative
exclusively for SMEs (enterprises with turnover
between Rs 10 crores and Rs 250 crores) in India,
to win a once in a business' life-time
opportunity of having their company logo placed
on the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes cars that will
race in the second season of Indian Grand Prix,
slated for October 26-28, 2012.
Vodafone Drive into the Big League -II have come
in from cities and towns across all states viz
Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, J&K, West
Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Delhi, Karnataka,
Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Madhya
Pradesh among others. An interesting trend to
note is that majority of the responses have been
received from enterprises in the manufacturing
sector followed by wholesale and retail trade.
pleasure at the amazing response, Naveen Chopra,
Director - Vodafone Business Services, said,
"Vodafone Drive into Big League has been a
great mutual enabler. As we have provided
technology support to SMEs to be better equipped
to deal with the future and grow, it has also
helped us with a great window of business
opportunities. Through this association, we would
like our customers to absorb the twin messages of
Speed and Superior technology- which are prime
differentiators for Vodafone India", adds
In the Build-up to
the Grand Finale, the fastest growing enterprises
over the last 2 - 3 years will be shortlisted
from these entries for the qualifying rounds that
will be held from Sept 7-13, 2012.
sets herself ablaze, man commits suicide
Sept 3: A
girl committed suicide by setting herself ablaze
in Gangyal area, while, a man ended his life by
consuming some poisonous substance at his
residence at Roop nagar.
As per reports,
Arti Devi, daughter of Dharam Singh of Reasi, at
present, Gangyal, poured kerosene oil and set
She was shifted to
Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH),
where doctors pronounced her as brought dead.
The reason behind
such extreme step could not be ascertained,
while, a case has been registered and
Kumar, son of Ashok Kumar of Roop Nagar allegedly
consumed some poisonous substance at his
unconscious, family members shifted him to
Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH),
where he failed to respond to the treatment and
A case has been
registered and investigation started to ascertain
A 65 years old
woman and a teenager were injured in two separate
road accidents at Vijaypur and Ramgarh, in
as Rakho Devi, wife of Chain Singh of Banva
(Sumb), district Samba, was seriously injured
after being hit by a bus (JKO2AF-6391), while
crossing road at Vijaypur, whereas, 17 years old
Ankush Sharma, son of Late Tara Chand of Gurwal
was injured when his motorcycle collided with a
school bus at Kamala Morh under the jurisdiction
of Ramgarh police station.
Both the injured
were shifted to Vijaypur hospital, from where
they were later referred to Government Medical
College and Hospital (GMCH) for specialized
prevents NYC Volunteers to protest, 12 arrested
around one dozen National Youth Corps (NYC)
volunteers as they tried to move in the city
centre and raise protest in support of their
This morning a
group of NYC volunteers assembled at the Press
Enclave and raised slogans in support of their
demands. The protesters urged the government to
concede their demands including continuation in
the government departments where the NYC
volunteers are working as a support staff.
The NYC volunteers
accused the state government of sitting over
their demands and demanded their speedy
redressal. The volunteers also said that they are
discharging their duties in various departments
with honesty sincerity. They wanted to move in
the city centre in order to impress upon the
government about their demands.
personnel present at the Press Enclave stopped
the protesters and did not allow them to move
further. When some of them offered resistance the
police personnel bundled them in vehicles and
took them to Kothi Bagh police station.
injured in accidents
Sept 3: Twelve
persons were injured in different road accidents
across the Kashmir valley.
Reports said that
a motor-cycle JK03C/6943 met with an accident at
Hutmullah-Mattan near Mapple restaurant,
resulting in injuries to Ubaid Nisar son of Nisar
Ahmad Wani and Haziq Ahmad son of Abdul Rashid
Wani resident of Sarnal Bala, Anantnag. Both the
injured were shifted to hospital for treatment.
JK01P/7421 hit and injured one Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din
son of Abdul Aziz Khuroo resident of Naseembagh,
Sopore at Lalad. The motorcyclist identified as
Irfan Barkat Dar age son of Shameen Ahmad
resident of New Light Colony, Sopore was also
injured. Both the injured were shifted to
hospital for treatment.
An accident took
place on National Highway at Lethpora between a
Maruti Zen JK01D/8445 and Maruti Car JK01N/5458
resulting in injuries to five persons. All the
injured were shifted to hospital for treatment.
A Tata Sumo
JK04/716 collided with a Swift Car JK05C/0050
near J&K Bank, Hyder Beigh, Pattan resulting
in injuries to the Swift car driver and two other
persons boarding in the Swift Car. All the
injured have been shifted to hospital for
The police has
taken cognizance in all the cases.
Kumar Ji releases Pun Pooza CD
Sept 3: The
CD of Pun Pooza was released by Swami Kumar Ji of
Geeta Satsang Ashram during the celebration of
the birth anniversary of the Ashram today.
A large number of
devotees attended the function. The CD in the
voice of Late Pt Pem Nath Shastri was composed by
Jyotshi Avtar Krishan Shastri. He said the Pun
Pooza in detail in the voice of Late Shastri Ji
will now be available for devotees.
function Swami Kumar Ji threw light on the
importance of celebrating birthday.
started with havan and birthday pooja was also
performed as per Vedic rituals. It was followed
by Bhajan Kirtan and serving of prashad to
for attacking Sarpanch with sharp edged weapon
Sept 3: Police
today arrested a person for attacking a Sarpanch
with a sharp edged weapon in village Tragan
Khari, in district Ramban.
said that, on the intervening night of September
2 and 3, an unknown person attacked the sarpanch
of Panchyat halqa Upper Khari B namely Abdul
Majid Chopan, son of Abdul Ghani Chopan of Tragan
Khari with a sharp edged weapon.
He said, police
registered a case under FIR number 149/2012,
under Section 307 RPC at Police Station Banihal
and started investigation.
investigation, police arrested Abdul Gaffar, son
of Abdul Ahad Chopan, neighbour of Sarpanch from
Sarachi Top Khari, spokesman said, adding, that,
the accused person confessed his involvement in
the crime and upon his disclosure, the weapon
of offence was also recovered.
The condition of
Sarpanch is out of danger and presently he is
under treatment at SKIMS Srinagar, he added.
press employees to continue with existing body
Sept 3: The
Government Press Employees have decided to
continue with the existing executive body for
2012-2013 and the present team of office bearers
would hold charge for this period as well.
In a statement,
the spokesman of Government Press Employees
Association (GPEA) said that the decision in this
regard was taken during a general council meeting
held today at Government Press, Srinagar. The
spokesman said that Syed Muzamil Rizvi would
continue as President GPEA while as Imtiyaz Ahmad
Khan would be vice-president.
The spokesman said
that Parvaiz Ahmad Khan, Mohammad Shafi Wani,
Fayaz Ahmad Zargar and Abdul Rashid Thakur would
be secretary, joint secretary, cashier and
publicity secretary of the association.
Police Station inaugurated
Sept 3: Model
Police Station in PTS was inaugurated by the
Principal SPS PTS RK Bhat, SP.
In his inaugural
speech, he told this Model Police
Station will be of great importance to
impart the quality training to the batch of 24th
BRTC recruits as they will be aware of the police
working in the Police Stations including entries
in Roznamcha, different registers and more
importantly to deal with the people.
He also said that
mock drills will also be conducted and the
trainees will be involved in the drills.
present were KR Tripathi, Asstt Principal
Indoor/Admn, Ramneesh Sharma, Asstt Principal
Outdoor, Rajesh Khajuria, Prosecuting Officer and
staff of SPS PTS.
protest in Mendhar
Sept 3: Residents
of Uchaad, Jugal and Mankote and Sakhi Maidan
area held protest against the Wild Life
department at Sakhi
Maidan in tehsil
Mendhar of district Poonch today.
A large number of
villagers including farmers assembled at Sakhi
Maidan and held protest demonstration today. They
were shouting slogans against the Wild Life
department as wild pigs have damaged their maize
crop. The villagers claimed that increasing
number of wild pigs, have caused devastation in
the area and their crop has been totally damaged.
They demanded that these wild animals be
Officer of the area moved to the spot and assured
the people to take cognizance of the matter.
send off accorded to retiring employees
Sept 3: All
Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh teachers Federation
organized a function to bid farewell to Mrs
Sunain Jamwal, Master, wife of Balwan Singh
Jamwal, president AJKLTF, who retired on
attaining age of superannuation on August 31,
those present on the occasion included CEO Nathu
Ram Dingra, Vishwa Rattan Baru, Ram Kumar Sharma,
Manga Ram Sharma, Rafeeq Ahmed Khanyari, Joginder
Singh Manhas, Vijay Kumar Sharma etc. All wished
the retiring Master a happy and healthy life
and Non-Gazetted staff of District Hospital
Ramban, bade adieu to Mrs Ghulam Fatima on her
attaining superannuation on August 31, 2012. CMO
Ramban Dr M A Batt, Medical Superintendent
District Hospital Ramban Dr Saif-ud-Din and R K
Kotwal, president MEF appreciated the out goinmg
officials for rendering best services to the
ailing community. All wished her happy post