|Balloon sighted on IB, panic grips Kathua village|
|JAMMU, Sep 22: Panic gripped village Bobiya Thursday after locals spotted a balloon like object hovering around International Border in Hiranagar sector in Kathua district.
Though intelligence sources dubbed it as violation of airspace by Pakistan along International Border in Kathua district however BSF authorities said that facts were being ascertained.
“A highly sophisticated camera fitted drone reportedly hovered over Indian side near village Bobiya in Hiranagar Sector for around two minutes,” the sources said. They said that it flew back to Pakistan before the Border Security Force (BSF) reacted.
Yet BSF authorities so far did not confirm it saying that facts were being ascertained.
“Some balloon like object was spotted by the locals,” Neeva Jain, SSP Kathua told reporters addi...|
|Good Indo-Pak relationship could have benefited people on both sides: ANC|
|JAMMU, Sep 22: “There is a need to embrace an overarching strategic stability regime and to shun aggressive security doctrines to reduce the possibility of a nuclear conflict. The problems of terrorism and Non-State Actors need to be addressed jointly through institutionalized mechanisms.,”
This was stated by the Awami National Conference (ANC) Provincial President, Gian Singh while condemning the attack on Army Camp at Uri.
He said that confidence-building measures should be pursued to alleviate the “trust deficit” but should not be used as a substitute for the resolution of disputes. Economic co-operation and trade should be facilitated to develop mutuality of interest. India and Pakistan need to understand each other’s legitimate interests in Afghanistan and pursue them without comi...|
|Govt overlooking road accidents in Chenab valley|
|Poor condition of roads accountable for every accident: Suharwardy|
|JAMMU, Sep 22: Former Home Minister and National Conference (NC) senior leader Khalid Najeeb Suharwardy alleged that Traffic department and dilapidated conditions of roads in Chenab Valley are the accountable for every accidents which take place every passing day is need of the hour to address thoroughly keeping in view to save the precious lives of the innocent people of hilly and far flung areas.
Having drawn the attention of state government including traffic department towards this menace earlier also, Khalid maintained that status quo is not going to give any dividends and the government should at least constitute an expert group immediately to study the whole issue in totality and suggest short and long term measures to curb road accidents in the Chenab valley.
Concerning over fre...|
|Uri terror attack condemned |
|JAMMU, Sep 22: Expressing concern over terror attack at Uri in Kashmir in which 18 Jawans were killed continued to pour in from across the section of the society, Anti Crime Team Chairman Sham Lal Gupta today condemned terrorist attack and held a condolence meeting to condole the martyrs who have sacrificed their lives for the sake nation.
On the occasion, two minutes silence was observed for departed Soul who sacrificed their precious lives for the sake of nation. Sham Gupta while addressing the meeting expressed deep grief over loss of our brave Jawans and expressed condolence to the bereaved families.
Sham Lal with large number of NGO team members also met with families of village Sarva and village Shibuchak. He said that whole nation is with the family members of Martyrs and added...|
|Awareness camp organises by JK Bank|
|JAMMU, Sep 22: Awareness cum Literacy camp was organized by JK Bank Dablehar R S Pura at village Chack Islam today with a motive of creating awareness on financial concepts and management of money amongst the people and made the people aware of the recently launched social security schemes.
Branch Manager Sangeet Sharma while speaking on the occasion highlighted about latest developments in banking sector and latest schemes like Kissan Dost, KCC, Education, Housing, Transport loans including Easy Working capital, Mortgage Loans.
The Loans recently launched by government apart from various social security scheme like PM SBY,PMJDY,PMJJY and APY , Ladli Betti Scheme for Girl child Standup India. The bank management requested the public to make judicious use of bank’s loans i.e. for purpo...|
|Legislators doubled their salary|
|State treasury remains empty for martyrs: Harsh|
|JAMMU, Sep 22: Grieved over by the state government showing of irreverence towards the supreme sacrifices made by the Jawans of Dogra and Bihar regiments who attained martyrdom in Pakistan sponsored terror attack at Uri, National Panthers Party activists today staged a protest demonstration at exhibition ground here seeking ex-gratia for the next of the kins of martyrs including SRO 43 benefits.
Lambasting the BJP-PDP alliance for being callous in announcing the ex-gratia and compensation to the families of said martyrs, Harsh Dev Singh, Chairman NPP revealed that every respective states of country have announced an ex-gratia to next of the kins of slain bravehearts but State government of Jammu and Kashmir had been disparaging its martyrs right from the beginning with no ex-gratia b...|
|Marble Market residents expresses gratitude to Speaker|
|JAMMU, Sep 22: Residents of Marble Market led by Senior BJP leader of the area Ajay Pargal expressed heartfelt gratitude to Kavinder Gupta Speaker for fulfilling their long pending demand by directing concerned department for the upgradation of 100 KVA transformer to 250 KVA to solve the problems of residents.
Ajay Pargal on behalf of the residents appreciated Kavinder Gupta for solving the power related issue of the area, as he said there is acute problem of fluctuation being faced by the residents in these hot days because 100 KVA transformer is not sufficient to fulfill the need and requirements of the area.
He added that Kavinder Gupta heard their request for upgradation and the residents also thanked the Speaker including XEN PDD Sudheer Gupta and Ashwani Khosla Private Assistant...|
|JAC (R) extends support to newly framed SLI Association|
|JAMMU, Sep 22: A Joint meeting of the representatives of J&K Government Employees & Workers Joint Action Committee (R) was held under the chairmanship of its President Babu Hussain Malik to frame body for J&K State Life Insurance Employees Association.
All the representatives in one voice welcomed the newly formed J&K State Life Insurance Employees Association and congratulated the newly elected body in which Mohan Lal has been elected as Président, CL. Dhar as Vice-Président, Harbans Kumar as General Secretary, Birbal as Joint Secretary and Bimla Kumari as Cashier.
Meanwhile, all the members of the Association assured them that J&K Government employers and Workers Joint Action Committee (R) will support all their genuine demands and appealed to the government to implement the orders of...|
|German Bone Marrow donor saves life of Poonch child|
|JAMMU, Sep 22: A 2 years old patient namely Mohammad Arsalan hailing from Poonch Town in Jammu and Kashmir who was found to have a serious disease called Thallasemia Major that required frequent blood transfusions every few weeks to survive when his father approached Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant at Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center in Narayana Health City, Bengaluru Dr Sunil Bhat.
Finding out that Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) is the only hope to cure Thallasemia, the family travelled down south to Narayana Health City in Bengaluru along with the child in the hope of a permanent cure.
Dr. Sunil Bhat who is also from Jammu & Kashmir while addressing the press conference at KC Residency said that he saw a big challenge ahead of him to find a HLA matched bone marrow ...|
|Farmers stage protest, demand adequate electricity supply|
|Power cuts during night posses’ security threat to villages along IB: Manjit|
|VIJAYPUR, Sep 22: Farmers today held a protest demonstration demanding adequate electricity supply in border villages of Ramgarh,Nanga.
Led by former minister and JKPCC general secretary, Manjit Singh organised a demonstration outside the office of SDM Vijaypur. The protesters demanding proper electricity supply because the border villages have been suffering badly.
“The fail to water their paddy crops because of inadequate supply of electricity. The farmers need regular electricity for three months but they are forces to face problem,” said Manjit Singh.
Singh said that being on International Border, the administration should ensure especially during night hours keeping in view sensitivity on the border and movement of suspicious persons.
He said that fear of infiltration bid by the ...|
|‘Display Your Talent 2016-17’|
|Vanshika adjudges best in classical vocal competition|
|JAMMU, Sep 22: Vanshika Jaral from GCW Parade was adjudged the best in classical vocal competition conducted on the Second day of ongoing ‘Display Your Talent 2016-17’ organized by the Department of Students Welfare, University of Jammu here today.
Dean Students Welfare, Prof Satnam Kour, Chairman Campus Culture Committee, Prof Arvind Jasrotia, Associate Dean Students Welfare, Dr Anupama Vohra, Assistant Deans Students Welfare, Dr Parmil Kumar & Dr AR Manhas, faculty members, students and scholars of the University of Jammu were present during the events.
In Classical Vocal, 11 students participated in which Vanshika Jaral from GCW Parade was declared First. Vishakha Bhardwaj and Rashni Kumari both from GCW Gandhi Nagar stood Second and Third respectively. The Certificates of Merit ...|
|Hindi Saptah celebrated at GMCE|
|JAMMU, Sep 22: Hindi Saptah was celebrated at Gandhi memorial College of Education, Raipur Bantalab, Jammu September 16 to 22.
The Saptah culminated with a valedictory held today. In honour of Hindi, Prof HL Misri along with Satish Talashi (Principal GMCEJ) lit the traditional lamp.
On this occasion Prof Rajender Thusoo welcomed the August gathering. Prof H L Misri in his speech laid stress on globalization of Hindi language. He further emphasized that all the languages should be respected as we belong to a nation with diversity. Highlighting the importance of Hindi, Prof Misri said that some of the sounds in English have been borrowed from Hindi language.
Satish Talashi (Principal GMCEJ) highlighted the importance of Hindi in our lives and said that Hindi should be spoken by ch...|
|47 kanal land retrieves from encroachers in Ukheral|
|RAMBAN, Sep 22: In continuation to anti encroachment drive on state land and Khachari Land Tehsildar Pogal Paristand (Ukhral) Majid Chowdhary after taking assistance from Police, retrieved 47 Kanal state land and Khachari Land Khasra No. 305, 306 besides demolished five structures at Village Pogal and Paristan.
Pertinent to mention that land retrieved from encroachers and seized material has been kept under the custody of village Namaberdar so that no future encroachment can be made by anybody on the said land....|
|Del India shaping a new generation with PCs: Krishnakumar|
|JAMMU, Sep 22: A repetitive refrain among adults in recent times has been that a six year old child has the ability to adopt technology way better than we do. They are adept at using the latest in technological innovations, whether it is operating a smartphone or instinctively using their finger to navigate across a tablet or laptop screen, simply through their acute powers of observation.
Meanwhile, we adults struggle to adapt to form factor changes and operating system upgrades, which leave us feeling somewhat inadequate.
But as technology opens up the world to our children, with myriad apps and games and videos that are educational and interactive, are they really helping our children be creative? As a parent, what is the safest and most useful tool to provide our children? In our o...|
|HC allows use of pellet guns|
|JAMMU, Sep 21 (JNF): Division Bench of State High Court today declined to prohibit use of pellet guns and to issue direction for prosecution of officer involved in using pellet guns.
Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed by J&K High Court Bar Association, through its Executive Member Muhammad Ashraf Bhat seeking ban on use of pellet guns in Kashmir.
After hearing Senior Advocate ZA Shah with Advocate MA Qayoom for PIL whereas Advocate General Jehangir Iqbal Ganaie for the state, Division Bench of State High Court comprising Chief Justice N Paul and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey declined to prohibit use of pellet guns. DB also declined to issue direction for prosecution of officer involved in using pellet guns.
When the PIL came-up for hearing, Division Bench observed that it i...|
|HC stays Revenue Minister’s order |
|JAMMU, Sep 21 (JNF): High Court (HC) today kept in abeyance order of Revenue Minister changing agricultural land to commercial purpose in favour of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) minister’s son.
Justice Tashi Rabstan of Jammu Kashmir High Court (Jammu wing) kept in abeyance government order number 100-Rev(S) of 2016 dated August 4, 2016 issued by Commissioner-Secretary, Revenue department granting permission to Divya Suraj Partap Singh son of Choudhary Lal Singh (Forest minister J&K) for utilization of land measuring 7 Kanals 6 Marlas under Khasra number 388 min (4 Kanals 4 Marlas) and 389 min (3 Kanals 2 Marlas) situated at village Dhanna, district Kathua for Industrial commercial purpose.
These court directions were passed in a writ petition filed by Ratno Devi & 23 others inhabitants o...|
|Shutdown, protest in Bhadarwah, Kishtwar|
|BHADERWAH, Sep 21: Echoing with the protest calendar of Hurriyat Conference, who has given a one day shutdown call to show solidarity with the people of Chenab Valley and Pir Panjal, members of particular community of Bhadarwah and its adjoining areas besides Kishtwar observed complete shutdown.
They held hold protest within the premises of Markazi Jamia Masjid, on the call of Anjuman Islamia Bhadarwah to show their resentment over the worst kind of human rights violation in Kashmir and increasing incidents to communalise the situation in Chenab Valley by RSS.
Shops, other business establishments and some private schools of particular community remained closed. However, government schools, offices and banks functioned normally and traffic was plied on the roads as usual.
|‘Curfew relaxed in Rajouri from 7.00 AM’|
|JAMMU, Sep 21: As situation totally returned to normalcy in Rajouri, the district administration announced relaxation in curfew today from morning till further orders.
The situation remain normal throughout the day with no untoward incident and people were seen busy in their routine work.
“Following improvement in situation, the district administration Rajouri announced relaxation in curfew today from morning 7.00 AM till further orders,” official sources said.
Yesterday, curfew was relaxed from 7.00 AM till 6.00 PM in Rajouri town. The relaxation period passed off peacefully without any violence or protest then.
It is pertinent to mention here that Rajouri town was under strict curfew since September 14 after communal clashes had erupted between two communities in the town. The curfe...|
|Normalcy restored in Rajouri|
|RAJOURI, Sep 20: As the situation today limped back to normalcy with no untoward incident in Rajouri since last couple of days, curfew was relaxed in the violence hit town for eleven hours, today.
Official spokesman said that following improvement in the overall situation with no untoward incident, curfew was relaxed today morning since 7 AM till 6 PM in Rajouri town. The relaxation period passed off peacefully without any violence or protest.
The spokesman said that overall situation across Jammu region remained normal and peaceful.
Members of Jammu civil society Rajouri unit headed by Mohammad Shafi Dar while addressing a press conference at Rajouri Tuesday expressed their serious concern over the increasing tension along LoC and asked the people to get united and thwart any evil d...|
|Bhaderwah to shut today against Kashmir killings |
|JAMMU, Sep 20: Anjuman-e-Islamia Bhadarwah on Tuesday called for a shutdown tomorrow against the civilian killing in Kashmir in Bhaderwah and other parts of the Chenab valley.
President Anjuman Islamia Bhaderwah Perviaz Hussain Sheikh lamented the government for killing of innocent civilians in Kashmir. He appealed not to use bullets on the people of Kashmir and restrain from killing the innocent protestors.
“We have appealed for peaceful bandh tomorrow on Friday in Bhaderwah town and other parts of Chenab valley against collation government and killing and torturing the innocent civilians in Kashmir during last couple of months,” said Anjuman Islamia Bhadarwah President Pervaiz Ahmed Sheikh.
“We would have lodged a similar protest if any innocent non-Muslim would have been killed or ...|
|SVC issues show cause notice to Tehsildar Samba|
|Asks DC, Samba to ensure personal presence of officer|
|JAMMU, Sep 20: Taking serious note of irresponsible approach of Tehsildar Samba, State Vigilance Commission (SVC) has asked the Deputy Commissioner Samba to ensure the personal presence of the officer before the Commission, along with the requisite report, on next date of hearing.
The Commission has also issued a notice to Tehsildar asking him to show cause as to why the proceedings for non-compliance of orders of the Commission shall not be initiated against him under relevant provisions of J&K State Vigilance Commission Act/Rules.
Official spokesman said that the Commission took cognizance of a complaint lodged by Thoru Ram alleging therein that some officials of the Forest department of Samba Tehsil in connivance and conspiracy with some known timber smugglers of the area have cre...|
|Minor reshuffle in administration|
|JAMMU, Sep 20: State Government today ordered minor reshuffle in the administration.
Charandeep Singh, KAS, Member, J&K Services Selection Board, has been recalled and posted as Joint Director Education, Jammu. Imam Din, KAS, Member, J&K Services Selection Board, has been recalled and posted as Joint Director Education, Doda. Abid Hussain, KAS, Member, J&K Services Selection Board, has been recalled and posted as Joint Director Education, South Kashmir. Aijaz Ahmad Bhat, KAS, Additional District Development Commissioner, Srinagar, shall hold additional charge of the post of Joint Director Education, Central Kashmir, till further orders....|
|Ex-gratia announcement for martyrs hailed|
|BJP-PDP govt failed to recognize sacrifices of valiant Jawans : Harsh |
|JAMMU, Sep 20: Eulogizing the supreme sacrifices made by the ‘Jawans’ of ‘Dogra’ and ‘Bihar Regiments’ who lost their lives in Pak sponsored terror attack in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (NPP) Chairman Harsh Dev Singh has lambasted the BJP-PDP combine for delay and deny in announcing the ex-gratia and compensation to the families of the said martyrs.
Condemning the highly apathetic attitude of the J&K govt and particularly that of BJP ministers, Harsh Dev pointed out that Uttar Pradesh government had announced an ex-gratia of 20 lacs each to next of the kins of slain martyrs and Bihar government had announced Rs. 5 lacs each to the family members of martyrs with similar announcements made by several other states excepting J&K.
He said that it was noteworthy and laud...|
|NC condemn Uri attack |
|Kamaal appeals Indo-Pak leadership to maintain calm on border |
|JAMMU, Sep 20: Expressing sorrow at the loss of soldiers in the fidayeen attack at Uri on September 18 instant, Dr. Sheikh Mustafa Kamaal Additional General Secretary J&K National Conference has appealed for calm and sagacity on the part of Indian and Pakistani leadership in their reaction to this major attack the tenth such since 1999 in which 82 soldiers lost their life, the highest of 22 soldiers being at Kaluchak (Jammu) on May 14, 2002.
He further said that if Army had not been involved in law and order duty and other civilian affairs like the much hipped and touted “Sadhbhavana” scheme since 1990 this dastardly incident, in all probability, would not have happened.
“We must admit that because of this diversion of the Army from its mandated job vigil on the borders has been the c...|
|Hakla played role for upliftment of Gujjars: BGP|
|JAMMU, Sep 20: Bhartiya Gujjar Parishad (BGP) Chief Patron Dr Jai Singh Gujjar said that Gujjar Community of India belonging to Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Jain religions are residing in States like Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra , Utter Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Himachal Pradesh.
He said that Choudhary Wazir Mohammad Hakla was a renowned Gujjar leader and Gujjar scholar who devoted his entire life for the educational, social and political awareness of Hindu, Muslim, Sikhs and Jain Gujjars of India.
He played very important role for welfare and upliftment of Gujjars throughout the country. Dr. Jai Singh said, Ch. Wazir Mohammad Hakla defended the country in the burning wars with Pakistan in 1965 and 1971. H...|