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Siachen records more deaths of troops in 4 months than last 3 yrs
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Apr 29: Fourteen soldiers lost their lives while serving in Siachen Glacier, the highest battlefield in the world, just in last four months, a number which is more than the deaths that occurred during each of the last three previous years. As per the data provided by the Army's Northern Command, 9 soliders lost their lives last year, 8 in 2014 and 10 in 2013. As many as 41 soldiers have died from 2013 till March 31, 2016, at the glacier in Jammu and Kashmir. Giving further details, Defence Ministry spokesman Col S D Goswami said, "Troops being posted in high altitude areas are trained in 'Basic & Advance' skills in mountains and snow bound areas. Troops posted in Avalanche Prone Areas' are subjected to series of training in the field formation area". He said medical equipment e...
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China told to cease construction in PoK: Army
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JAMMU, Apr 29: India has told China to case its reported construction activities in parts of Pakistan Administration Kashmir (PAK), the Indian Army said on Friday. Spokesman for the army's Udhampur-headquartered Northern Command said in a statement, "There have been no instances of incursions by Chinese troops into Indian territory." At the same time, he added that there was no commonly delineated Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China. "There are areas along the border including in Ladakh where India and China have differing perceptions of LAC. Due to both sides undertaking patrolling up to their perception of the LAC, transgressions do occur. "Regarding construction activities in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), the government has seen such reports and has conveyed...
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PIL regarding NIT row
HC directs authorities to ensure safety of all students
JAMMU, Apr 29 (JNF): In Public Interest Litigation (PIL) regarding NIT row, High Court (HC) today directed authorities to ensure safety of all students. PIL has been filed by Professor Hari Om on the basis of an unfortunate episode which took place in NIT Srinagar seeking direction to ensure fool proof safety of the students at NIT Srinagar. After hearing Senior Advocate BS Salathia with Advocate Ravinder Sharma appearing for the PIL whereas Advocate General DC Raina with Advocate MA Bhat for the state, Division Bench of State High Court comprising Chief Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar and Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur observed that there is no direction as prayed for in the writ petition is required to be issued except observing that the authorities running the administration are expected ...
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46 officers promoted to KAS time scale
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Apr 27: The cabinet Wednesday approved promotion of forty six officers to the time scale of Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Services (KAS). Sanction was also accorded to the promotion of Zakir Hussain Choudhary, incharge Director, State Motor Garages as Director State Motor Garages in the pay band of 37400-67000 with grade pay of 8700 w.e.f., August 21-2015. The promotion of Pawan Kumar, senior scale officer to the Selection Grade of the J&K Accounts (Gazetted) Service w.e.f., March 14, 2016 was also approved....
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Govt order minor reshuffle in Adm
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JAMMU, Apr 26: The state government today ordered minor reshuffle in the administration here Mohammad Arshad Khan, awaiting orders of adjustment has been posted as Private Secretary with Secretary to the Government, Labour & Employment Department. Sajid Rashid Bhat, awaiting orders of adjustment has been posted as Private Secretary with Commissioner/Secretary to the Government, Housing & Urban Development Department. Javaid Ahmad Mir, Private Secretary with Secretary to the Government, PHE and I&FC Department has been transferred and posted as Private Secretary in the personal section of the Minister of State for Haj & Auqaf....
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Cross-LoC traders meet today in Poonch
Anubhav Misri
POONCH, Apr 26: The first traders meet following split in Cross LoC Traders Union is scheduled to be organized at Chakkan-Da-Bagh here on April 27 morning in which traders of both sides of divided Jammu and Kashmir are expected to unanimously decide new currency rates for the trade. The meeting as per official sources is scheduled at around 11.30 AM tomorrow and about 250 traders of both sides are expected to participate in this meet. It was expected that traders may decide new currency rates as the same were not decided in the last meeting held in January 2016. The traders of both sides unanimously decide currency rates after every six months in the traders meet. Earlier in January, traders of both sides of divided state settled their accounts in traders meet and since last three mon...
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2 SPs transferred
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JAMMU, Apr 26: State government today ordered transfer and posting of two Superintendents of Police (SPs) in the police department. Official order said that in the interest of administration, two SPs have been transferred and posted with immediate effect. As per order Abdul Qayoom Sofi, SP Enforcement, Srinagar has been transferred and posted as Deputy Commandant JKAP 11th Battalion and Shazada Parveen, Deputy Commandant JKAP 11th Battalion has been posted as SP Enforcement, Srinagar....
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Jammu Chamber delegation calls on CM
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JAMMU, Apr 26: A delegation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) Jammu, led by its president Rakesh Gupta, called on the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, at the Civil Secretariat, here this afternoon. Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Navin K Chaudhary was also present on the occasion. The delegation submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister and also apprised her about their demands relating to tourism, health and infrastructure projects in Jammu province. The Chamber projected demands including development of Suchetgarh tourism circuit; identification site for setting up of a museum at Suchetgarh; parade on pattern of Wagah at Suchetgarh to promote border tourism; expediting pace of work on Jammu Ropeway project; full functioning of Super Specialty Hospital in Jammu; ...
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PAK nationals held on LoC
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Apr 25: Security forces claimed to have apprehended two Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PAK) nationals including a minor who inadvertently trespassed into the Indian territory along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district, last evening. They were identified as Haroon Ali, 15, and Tabarak Hussain, 26, both residents of PAK. It was learnt that the duo crossed LoC inadvertently and trespassed into the Indian territory along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector, last evening. They were nabbed by the security forces and handed over to police for further investigation. Defence Spokesperson Lt Col Manish Mehta said, “Alert and vigilant troops in Naoshera sector apprehended two Pakistan Occupied Kashmir residents who had transgressed on own side of Line o...
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Services of 3rd Addl PP Jammu terminated
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Apr 25: The Department of Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs has terminated the services of Sarwesh Gupta, 3rd Additional Public Prosecutor, Jammu. According to a statement issued by the Law department, the Court of 3rd Additional District and Sessions Judge Jammu vide its judgment dated: 26-12-2015 in a case titled State v/s Dhanvir Singh, involving offences under sections 366, 376 RPC in FIR No: 23/2013 PS Gharota acquitted the accused of the allegations leveled against him in the said FIR. “However, 3rd Additional Public Prosecutor Jammu forwarded the judgment to the Law department on 11-03-2016 after the limitation period of filing the appeal was over,” the statement said. It said taking strong exception to the conduct of the 3rd Additional Public Prosecutor, his service...
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ETT institutes’ scam case
Challan against ex-Chairman, Jt Secy BOSE
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Apr 25 (JNF): In the much publicized ETT Institute scam, Crime Branch, Jammu today produced third charge sheet against former Chairman J&K Board of School Education Shiekh Bashir Ahmad, Joint Secretary SS Slathia and ten other persons before the Court of Special Judge Anti Corruption, Jammu. This is the third charge sheet in ETT scam for the session 2005-2007, whereas two charge sheets for the session 2003-2005 and 2004-2006 involving 17 persons including 3 BOSE Officers has already been filed in the court. Crime Branch has also recommended departmental action against another former Chairman BOSE Nutan Kumar Rasutra son of Karam Chand Rasutra of Rehari, Jammu for being a member of Karan Vidya Educational Trust, Jammu inspite of being a government employee. Those against whom char...
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Reviews progress of FIRs, verifications, PEs
SVC asks VO to expedite probe in pending cases
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Apr 25: Stressing the need for devising an action plan for completing investigations, inquires and verifications in a time-bound manner, State Vigilance Commission (SVC) has asked the officers of Vigilance Organization (VO) to monitor the progress of the cases regularly so that these are taken to the logical conclusion. The direction was issued at a meeting held under the chair of Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) here today. The meeting was convened to review the progress of various FIRs, verifications and preliminary inquires being conducted by Udhampur-Doda branch of Vigilance Organization (VO). Various cases viz, embezzlement of government funds in Rural Development Department (RDD), manipulation of revenue records, bungling in CA&PD department and misappropriation of funds ...
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