|Two die mysteriously in Katra, Ramgarh |
|REASI/JAMMU, Aug 25: Two persons died under mysterious circumstances in Katra and Ramgarh areas today.
Mystery shrouds the death of a youth who was found dead under suspicious circumstances on the roof top of under construction building of Tourism department opposite Maduban Restaurant in Katra.
Police said that a body of youth age approximately 35 years was found under suspicious circumstances lying on the roof top of under construction building of Tourism department opposite Maduban Restaurant in Katra.
Police said that it seems to be has consumed some poisonous substance. No visible injury mark were found so far.
Police rushed to the spot and shifted the body to Community Health Center (CHC) Katra where it has been kept for identification and autopsy.
Meanwhile, another person was...|
|Auto driver held with 23 pouches of illicit liquor|
|JAMMU, Aug 25: Police claimed to have arrested an Auto driver and seized 23 pouches of illicit liquor from his possession at Jewel Chowk here today.
Police said that today at about 11 AM Police Party of Police Station Nowabad, laid a naka at Jewel Chowk in which it stopped one Auto bearing registration number JK02AP-1982 driven by Vishal Kaith son of Joginder Kumar of Krishna Nagar, Jammu.
During search of vehicle police party recovered 23 local made liquor frooties from his possession.
The said accused was arrested by the police party on the spot along with frooties.
In this regard, a case FIR number 120 of 2016 under section 48-A Excise Act was registered and investigation has been started....|
|Timber smuggling bid foiled Bhaderwah, forester injured |
|JAMMU, Aug 25: Foiling a timber smuggling bid, Forest department sleuths of Bhaderwah today seized a Deodar tree which was cut by the smugglers at Kulshari forest area in Bhaderwah in the wee hours here today.
According to DFO Bhaderwah T B Singh investigating the case, the smugglers entered the Kulsari forest area and cut a Deodar tree. When the information reached to Control Room forest division Bhaderwah, he constituted a team and seized the tree.
DFO further informed that before reaching the forest team smugglers escaped from the spot taking the advantage of darkness in the area.
"The smugglers left the tree behind and escaped just as they heard the anti-smuggler squad is coming," he said, adding that the smugglers seem to have decided to strike early in the morning so that they...|
|ICCR Jammu to present International events in U.K, France and Belgium|
|JAMMU, Aug 25: ICCR Jammu is going to attend International Festivals in UK, France and Belgium in October this year.
This was informed here today by the Regional Director of ICCR Jammu Balwant Thakur in a press briefing at ICCR regional headquarters in Jammu.
Giving details, Balwant Thakur informed that a 15 (Fifteen) members group of artists will leave India on October 14, 2016 to have its first performance in London on October 16, 2016 at Trafalgar Square, London. Four major events in London are being locally hosted by Jammu and Kashmir Festival Trust and rest of the events are being hosted by the cultural authorities of respective governments of UK, France and Belgium.
A programme to showcase the cultural and linguistic diversity of the state of Jammu & Kashmir is being created w...|
|Amway revamps Attitude Skin Care range|
|JAMMU, Aug 25: Amway India, the country’s largest direct selling FMCG Company, has revamped the Attitude Skin Care range and has launched newly formulated Attitude Facewashes and Attitude Moisturisers tailor made for Oily or Dry skin and targeted to the youth.
The new and improved range, enhanced with vitamins and natural fruit extracts and fortified with Triple Advanced Complex, helps one’s skin become soft, supple and lustrous. The new range offers six products including 2 variants of Face Wash, 2 variants of Moisturizer, a Foot Cream and a Hand & Body Cream. The skin care range, with stylish, youthful and vibrant packaging, comes in high quality tamper evident tubes ensuring minimum wastage.
Speaking on the occasion, Sundip Shah, Chief Marketing Officer, Amway India, said, “The newl...|
|Mega development projects reviewed in Jammu|
|CM dissatisfied with present pace of delivery|
|IGP Jammu briefs about law and order situation|
|JAMMU, Aug 23: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday stated that she was not satisfied with the present pace of delivery vis-à-vis mega development projects being implemented in Jammu as there was still huge gap in decision-taking and implementation on the ground.
“All of us shall have to put our act together and make the things move at the desired pace on the development front,” she said and added that adequate resources are available both through the state plan and through Prime Minister’s Development Programme for development.
The Chief Minister expressed her dissatisfaction while reviewing the progress of mega development projects being implemented in Jammu at a high level meeting convened here today.
“Only thing is to spend this money effectively and within the set time-frame,” ...|
|Youth must draw inspiration from Rio results: Puneet Jamwal|
|‘Ladli Beti’ a visionary scheme|
|JAMMU, Aug 21: Asking youth to draw inspiration from Rio Olympic 2016 medalists and especially girls who made the country proud, Jammu West assembly segment, zone president of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Jammu West Puneet Singh Jamwal today said that this victory is a message for those who indulge in foeticide and discourage girls from taking up sports or even studies.
Late Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, he added had long back sensed this issue and introduced a visionary scheme ‘Ladli Beti’.
It was because of the visionary policies of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed that state-sponsored social assistance scheme for girl child 'Ladli Beti' was at first implemented in six districts having low child sex ratio. Kathua, Jammu, Samba, Budgam, Pulwama and Anantnag were the first six distric...|
|Special Aadhaar camps to be organised across Jammu: Speaker|
|JAMMU, Aug 21: Speaker State Assembly Kavinder Gupta today said that special localized Aadhaar enrolment camps will be organised across Jammu to cover remaining population and ease the process of Aadhaar enrolment.
The Speaker said this during his visit to a biometric enrolment camp being held for Aadhaar card registration at Barjalla, Satwari. SDM south Sonu Pargal was also present during on the occasion.
Kavinder while remarking on the importance of Aadhaar said that this card serves as a Universal Identity Card that can act as an ID for almost all Governance-related services.
“To expedite the biometric registration special localized enrolment camps in every area will be organised. These localised camps will not only help bring this service to people’s doorsteps but will also prove h...|
|Bali calls for stepping up awareness campaign to highlight SBM progm|
|JAMMU, Aug 21: Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat has called for speedy implementation of Central Government’s flagship programme Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) in letter and spirit to achieve its real objective at the ground level. He directed the implementing agency to step up awareness campaign in the rural areas to highlight the significance of the programme so that the people voluntarily come forward to avail its benefits.
Addressing a largely attended public meeting at village Bhadore in Raipur-Domana constituency near here today, the Minister said that SBM is one of the most ambitious programmes of Central Government which is being implemented throughout the country to ensure a toilet for every household as a step towards cleanliness and sanitation in the habitation...|
|Restrictions under Section 144 CrPC imposed in Udhampur|
|JAMMU, Aug 21 : For the smooth and fair conduction of Secondary School Examination( Class 10th) and Higher Secondary Part-II Examination Bi-annual Session 2016 Private(winter zone) in District Udhampur, the District administration has imposed restrictions under section 144 CrPC on general public for not entering or gathering within one hundred meter radius of the venue of the examination.
Restrictions are also imposed on the use of loudspeakers within a radius of 200 metres from the venue of the examination with immediate effect till the completion of examination.
Further, the admission cards issued by the J&K State Board Of Education to eligible candidates would be treated as entry pass....|
|Farmer’s delegation leaves for field visit|
|JAMMU, Aug 21 : A delegation of 45 farmers from Jammu province were today flagged off on five days exposure visit outside the State namely Punjab, Haryana and Himachal by the J&K Advisory Board for Development of Kisans.
Daljit Singh Chib, (Minister of State), Vice Chairman of Kisan Board along with S. Charanjeet Singh Khalsa (MLC) flagged off the bus carrying the farmers from Kisan Board office Dr. Ambedkar Chowk, here where among others officers of Agriculture and allied sectors were also present.
The farmers representing different districts of Jammu Province who are associated particularly with vegetable cultivation were sent under (Information, Communication and Education) Programme and the aim of this scheme are to update the skill of farmers and to acquaint themselves with the lat...|
|NC acting more swiftly for restoration of normalcy in valley : Jan|
|‘PDP should remember it's back-stabbing policy’|
|JAMMU, Aug 21: Hitting hard on Peoples Democratic Party, National Conference here has reminded the ruling party of its backstabbing policy followed in past years and has stated that opposition is acting more swiftly for restorationof normalcy in valley than that of ruling party.
In a press statement issue here, Youth NC Provincial President Ajaz Jan said that after failing badly in brining situation under control ruling PDP is now following the morally ill track of putting baseless allegations on National Conference.
" Some statements of PDP leaders targeting NC are completely out of context and baseless and are aimed for diverting tension to save it's own skin " Jan said.
" Indeed, PDP should remember it's backstabbing policy when party resulted in collapse of Ghulam Nabi Azad govern...|
|Comedy play ‘Chitta Singh’ staged|
|JAMMU, Aug 21: Samooh Theatre staged a comedy play “Chitta Singh”, an adaptation of Fritz Karnethe’s “The Refund”. The play has been adapted and directed by Ravinder Sharma.
The play “Chitta Singh”, is full of humour which deals with an extraordinarily ludicrous situation. The main character in the play is “Chitta Singh”,. He is forty years old. He could not get any employment and wherever he went the people told him that he is fit for nothing and nothing worth while he has learnt when he was studying.
One day, somebody said, when you don’t know the silly thing what have you studied, you better go to your school and get your tuition fees back. “Chitta Singh”, who was jobless and didn't have any finance, this idea sounded something beneficial to him and so he went to the school where he ...|
|Only 'Reservation' provides equality to all sections : Gujjars|
|JAMMU, Aug 21: Saying that the 'Reservation' granted by Constitution of India to weaker sections of society is an effective tool which provide uniformity and equality among all the castes, tribes and area of the country.
The Tribal Gujjar community scholars today said that thosewho are opposing the concept of quota are actually opposing the egalitarianism in the society.
They were speaking at a function organised by Tribal Research and Cultural Foundation , to discuss 'Tribal Reservation issues". Reputed Gujjar Scholar Dr. Javaid Rahi presided over the event while researchers from different tribal groups participated in the event.
Dr Javaid Rahi, in his presidential address stated that the pleaded that the state government and civil society should think optimistically towards ...|
|Union Ministries’ reputation unravelled by reckless officers: Harsh|
|‘Public representations being disposed without reading them’|
|JAMMU, Aug 21: Taking a pot-shot at the casualism and red tape prevailing in the highest offices of the country, Harsh Dev Singh Chairman JKNPP has expressed his antipathy and disgust with the manner the grievances and complaints of the public are being dealt with by majority of the Union Ministries including those under the charge of the worthy Prime Minister.
He said that while on certain occasions, the public representations are being disposed of by the said Ministers without going through their contents, several public complaints are forwarded to subordinate officers who never responded or initiated any action thereupon. He said that the tall claims of the high offices regarding redressal of the grievances of the public through representations and complaints were largely for media c...|
|Take action for rehabilitation of PoK refugees: Chuni to govt|
|JAMMU, Aug 21: SOS International Chairman, Rajiv Chuni today said that talks of vacating PAK (Pakistan Administered Kashmir) is echoing in political and civil corridors of country, adding Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has been talking especially vacating PoK which has utmost importance. “Since beginning, we have been saying that if there is any nerve centre between India and Pakistan that is PAK which has been illegally occupied by Pakistan.
For the last seven decades, the Human Rights violation of PoK Refugees is rampant as they left their all those things behind which is quite essential for survival of any individual and nothing haven’t been returned even after exile from their native places. Now, Government is saying to initiate talks over repossession of PoK which is quite a good ...|
|Divisional Commissioner inspects Bikram Chowk Flyover|
|JAMMU, Aug 21: Divisional Commissioner Jammu along with Chief Executive Officer J&K ERA and other staff of ERA, its consultancies and representatives of contractor had a detailed inspection of flyover project.
He was told that physical progress on the work is about 70 percent and the work, which was likely to be completed by December 2016, may get delayed by 1 to 2 months because of damage to 4th bridge. With the closures of 4th bridge, shifting of Precast Girders from the casting yard at Bhagwati Nagar, had got effected, as the vehicles carrying these Girders, were being routed through 4th bridge only.
At some spots, shifting HT and LT lines are required to be shifted and PDD has already started the shifting work. Divisional Commissioner instructed ERA to maintain the roads along the...|
|Kashmir: Opposition adding fuel to fire, says BJP|
|NEW DELHI, Aug 21: Accusing opposition parties of Jammu and Kashmir of trying to stoke the ongoing unrest in the Valley, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said it was "unfortunate" that those who held power for long and are responsible for the problems in Kashmir, are now "adding fuel to the fire".
A day after a delegation of parties, including National Conference (NC) and Congress, led by former chief minister Omar Abdullah met President Pranab Mukherjee and hit out at the Centre for not acknowledging that the Kashmir problem was "political" in nature, BJP said the meeting was nothing but a "photo-op exercise".
"It is very unfortunate that those parties who were long in power and due to whom the Kashmir problem persists, are now adding fuel to the fire there. Their meeting with th...|
|Natrang stages 'Khel Jaari Khel Jaari'|
|JAMMU, Aug 21: : A very energetic performance of a new play in Hindi, ‘Khel Jaari Khel Jaari' was presented here today by Natrang in its Studio Theatre in Sunday Theatre Series.
The play was written by Radhakrishan Sahay and was directed by Rahul Singh. Presented in ‘Nukkad' style, the performance was successful in making effective communication with the audience.
The play contained many slogans, symbols and mannerisms in its core content which reflected the present socio-political scenario of the country in a very explicit manner and unfortunately, the ground reality is not as flowery and streamlined as it is projected by leaders, administrators and law enforcing agencies. The writer conveyed through the dialogues and situations that the people at the helm of affairs should hate pove...|