|Allotment of constable posts as per guidelines: Police|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 21: The Jammu & Kashmir Police Friday said the allotment of constable posts for various districts of the State in recently announced recruitment drive has been done as per the guidelines.
“While granting sanction for raising of 5 IR battalions in the State, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs vide letter No.16011/10/2011-PF.IV dated 10-02-2016 has communicated that the recruitment in these battalions shall be carried out on the basis of 60% posts to be filled from border districts and 40% from the remaining districts of the State,” a statement issued from the Police Headquarters said.
The statement said as per census of 2011, the Jammu district has a population of 1526406 souls and thus out of 4340 posts gets 578 posts being a border district, while as Srinagar with popula...|
|Kashmir University Council Meeting|
|Synergize interactions down the hierarchy: Governor|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 21: Governor NN Vohra, Chancellor of the Kashmir University, advised the Vice Chancellors of both the Kashmir and Jammu Universities to see that their Faculties have meaningful interactions with the entire teaching fraternity in the Colleges and higher secondary schools to enhance the standards of teaching and learning at all levels in the educational system.
He said this in the University Council meeting of the Kashmir University. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Pro Chancellor of the University and Naeem Akhter, Education Minister participated in the meeting.
The Chancellor and the Pro Chancellor suggested sharper focus on the quality of the upcoming infrastructural projects in the main and the off-site campuses of the University.
Prof Andrabi, Vice Chancellor, report...|
|Budgam youth dies in hospital|
|‘No injury marks were found on body: Doctors|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 21: Protests erupted in Nasrullapora of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district after a 24 years old youth died of ‘heart attack’ at JVC Hospital Bemina.
Locals said that Javaid Ahmed Mir son of Muhammad Fathe Mir was hit by a tear-gas shell, a charge refuted by police and doctors. “There were no injury marks on his body. The cause of death could have been ascertained if relatives would have allowed us to conduct autopsy, but shortly after the death of the youth, they took the body away,” Medical Superintendent JVC Dr Ishfaq Ahmed told.
Dr Ishfaq quoting his relatives said that slain youth had collapsed when a group of protesters had been chased away by government forces. “He was taken to Primary Health Centre Soibugh where from he was brought to this hospital. We conducted ECG ...|
|Terminating employees; AIP to Gherao Secretariat on Oct 24 |
|Akhtar is biggest anti-national, send him Tihar jail: Rasheed|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 21: Awami Itihad Party (AIP) today announced secretariat gherao program on October 24 against the illegal and unjustified termination of 12 government employees by state government.
According to AIP statement, Rashid while interacting with people at different place in Handwara and Kupwara said sacking of 12 government employees has exposed true face of Mehbooba mufti, who has now openly dressed and coloured herself in RSS agenda.
She and her stooges need to understand that government employees are part of society and like every Kashmiri they have sentiments and aspirations and can never even dream of isolating themselves from their people. Like every Kashmiri, government employees have suffered lost their beloved ones during last 28 years and many of them have been marty...|
|Termination of Govt Employees Authoritarian and Undemocratic: CPI (M)|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 21: Termination of dozen of in-service government employees alleged to be involved in the ongoing public unrest vindicates the authoritarian approach being adopted by the central as well as by the state government to deal with the sensitive issue.
In a statement issued to, Ghulam Navi, State Secretary J&K CPI (M) said that despite having assured repeatedly by the Home Minister that talks with all stakeholders belonging to various shades of opinion would be held under the ambit of Jamhooriyat, Insaniyat and Kashmiryat.
Even the Prime Minister of the country during his meeting with the leaders of opposition parties of the state agreed that Kashmir being a political issue, broad based political initiatives are required to be taken to resolve the issue, he said.
He said the s...|
|Sacking of govt employees|
|Decision is unilateral, inhuman, arbitrary: PDF|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 21: Peoples Democratic Front (PDF) president and MLA Khansahib, Hakim Mohammad Yasin Friday said that government has violated principles of natural justice by issuing “arbitrary, unilateral and inhuman decision” to sack employees for their alleged participation in pro-freedom protests during the ongoing uprising.
“The termination orders issued against government employees is arbitrary, unilateral and inhuman. Nobody can be condemned unheard,” he told.
“The order issued by the government is null and void in the eye of law. There was no inquiry against the allegations on which government has issued termination orders. Victim employees were not provided an opportunity to be heard,” he said.
MLA Khansahib added that such orders were issued in 1986 and in 1990 when the state w...|
|Guv, CM express grief over the tragic loss of lives in Reasi road accident|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 20: Governor NN Vohra and Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti have expressed grief over the tragic loss of innocent lives in a bus accident, on the Reasi- Bakal road.
In a condolence message the Governor has conveyed his sympathies to the members of the bereaved families and prayed for peace to the departed souls. He has wished speedy recovery to the persons injured in this accident.
Raj Bhavan Spokesperson recalled that the Governor has been re-iterating his serious concern that the regulatory authorities, particularly the Traffic Police, have yet to take adequately deterring measures to ensure against operation of old and technically unfit vehicles, inadequately trained drivers, overloading of passenger carrying vehicles, over-speeding on narrow and poorly maintained roads et...|
|Dorjey receives Gyalwang Drukpa at Sonamarg|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 20: Minister for Ladakh Affairs and Cooperatives, Chering Dorjey received His Holiness, Gyalwang Drukpa and his team of monks at Sonamarg yesterday. Excise Commissioner J&K, Tsering Angchuk, and other officers from Ladakh were also present on the occasion.
Gyalwang Drukpa and his team are on a cycling expedition to spread the message of communal harmony and brotherhood across the country.
The team after spending the night in Srinagar left for their onward journey....|
|Law & order violators will be dealt with severely: Vaid|
|‘We should not allow it to become Syria or Iraq’|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 20: Claiming that police have identified the trouble mongers involved in disrupting public order in different parts of the valley, the Director General Police (Law and order) S P Vaid Wednesday warned that nobody will be allowed to take law in his hands.
“Some miscreants in Srinagar and other parts of the valley are continuously taking law and order in their own hands. I would like to inform that police have identified all of them and that they would not be given free hand to disturb law and order,” DGP S P Vaid informed.
Vaid further appealed people to be cooperative with the police for restoring normalcy in valley. “I won’t hesitate to say that hundred percent normalcy has not been restored, but yes police is trying its level best to restore it in the valley,” Vaid said....|
|Hizbul asks KPs to return to valley, assures protection|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 19 (Agencies): Militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen has asked migrant Kashmiri Pandits, who were forced to flee the Valley in early 1990 after the eruption of militancy, to return to their homes, assuring protection to them, and also said it was planning to raise a group of Sikh youths.
"We request Kashmiri Pandits to return to their homes. We take responsibility of their safety," Zakir Rashid Bhat alias 'Musa', the self-styled commander of the militant outfit, said in a brief video message released yesterday. Thousands of Kashmiri Pandits were forced to flee the valley after they were targeted by militant groups during the outbreak of militancy and have been living in Jammu and other parts of the country.
"They should look at those Pandits who never left Kashmir. Who has h...|
|Efficient teaching to improve education standards: Naeem Akhtar|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 19: Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar, today said that efficient teaching system would ultimately improve education standards in the State.
He said this while chairing a meeting to review progress of various works under the Rashtriya Uchhatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) aimed for betterment of higher education in the State.
The Meeting was attended by Commissioner Secretary Higher Education, Asgar Samoon, Director RUSA, Director Colleges, Registrar of all State Universities, Nodal Principals of Amar Singh College Srinagar and GGM College Jammu, Nodal Officer Cluster University Jammu and other concerned officials.
During the meeting, the Minister was informed that almost 60 percent of physical work has been completed on various projects taken under the RUSA project. It was f...|
|CS chairs 2nd Project Monitoring Group meeting, reviews NHAI/Rail link projects|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 19: To review the progress on 4 laning of Srinagar-Jammu National Highway project, Srinagar/Jammu city ring road project, rail link project and various Border Roads Organization (BRO) projects, Chief Secretary, B R Sharma today chaired the 2nd meeting of the high level Project Monitoring Group (PMG) here.
Chairman, National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), Raghav Chandra, Financial Commissioner, Planning Development & Monitoring Department, B B Vyas, Financial Commissioner, Revenue Department, Lokesh Dutt Jha, Commissioner Secretary’s of PDD, R&B, Forest and Revenue, Divisional Commissioner’s Jammu/Kashmir, concerned Deputy Commissioners and other senior officers were present in the meeting.
The Chief Secretary reviewed the section wise progress on the Srinagar- Jamm...|
|DGP reviews CCTNS status; Stresses its strict implementation|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 19: Director General of Police (DGP), K. Rajendra Kumar, today chaired a high level meeting to review status of Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS) and stressed on its further improvement and its strict implementation in the State.
The DGP sought report on the status of the project and progress achieved, so far. He said the project has gained much importance in the present times and helps in maintaining a close vigil on the unwanted activities and in tracking offenders.
The meeting was informed that out of 323 commissioned sites, 265 sites have been completed and 29 more sites including 4 newly established women police stations have been added in the project.
IGP Crime, Muneer Ahmad Khan, informed the meeting that all police stations have been communicated ...|
|Divisional level HODs, DCs not to leave station: Div Com|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 19: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today asked all HoDs and Deputy Commissioners of Kashmir Division not to leave their stations without prior permission to ensure smooth functioning of all offices.
The circular reads, “In order to ensure smooth functioning of various offices at Divisional/District level and with a view to ensure availability of officers in addressing day to day problems/grievances of the public, it is hereby enjoined upon all divisional level HODs and Deputy Commissioners of Kashmir Division that they shall not leave the station without prior permission of this office. In case any of the officers is called for a meeting to Jammu, he/she shall inform this office about the same in advance. Any deviation of these instructions shall be view...|
|Zulfikar launches Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana at Leh|
|LEH, Oct 19: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA), Chowdhary Zulfikar Ali, today said the state government was committed to work for empowerment of women and is taking various initiatives in this regard.
The minister said this while launching Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) at Leh. He said that the project is aimed to save women from health hazards of traditional Chulaas by providing free LPG to the women living below the poverty line. He said the department will conduct survey to identify leftover families and include them in PMUY-Plus scheme.
He said PMUY-Plus will benefit all those women who come from lower economic strata and will provide relief to those who are not figured in the PMUY beneficiaries list.
Zulfikar said that about 8 lakh women would be...|
|Flu vaccine saves unborn babies: DAK|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 17: Urging expectant mothers to get flu shots, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today said this is the best way pregnant women can protect their unborn babies.
President DAK and flu expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan while addressing the meeting said flu vaccine in pregnancy saves infants from dying in the womb. “During the 2009 swine flu pandemic, similar reductions in stillbirths were seen following vaccination. While worldwide 3 million babies die in the womb each year, in Kashmir 1,052 stillbirths were recorded in past 3 years at Lal Ded hospital alone,” he added.
He further said, “Mother’s flu shot protects her baby for up to 6 months after he/she is born. This is important because babies younger than 6 months can’t get vaccinated. The risk of premature labor and delivery in...|
|30th SKUAST-K University Council meeting |
|Governor for expanding pesticides, fungicides test laboratory network in state |
|SRINAGAR, Oct 17: Chairing the 30th University Council meeting of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (SKUAST-K) , held here at the Raj Bhavan, Governor NN Vohra, Chancellor of the University, observed that as a step towards achieving the food security goal the present levels of production and productivity should be bench-marked and pragmatic targets set for each of the pilot projects so that progress achieved can be measured after every harvest season.
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Pro-Chancellor of the University, and Ghulam Nabi Lone, Minister for Agriculture, participated in discussions.
The Governor and the Chief Minister released several publications brought out by the University: SKUAST-Journal of Research; Annual Report 2014-15; Object...|
|JK gets Rs 2800 cr for upgradation, macadamization of roads: Veeri|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 17: The State Government has received Rs 2800 crore under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) for macadamization of roads in the State.
This was stated by the Minister for Public Works and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri, during a review meeting to check progress of works under execution under PMGSY scheme.
The tenders have been issued and demarcation and up gradation is under process, the Minister said.
The Minister asked the officers to improve the work efficiency and move men and machinery for making the state one of the better road connected states.
The meeting was informed about the achievements, number of habitations connected and cost of the programs executed under PMGSY.
Veeri sought detailed report about the progress of works from phase 3 to phas...|
|Chief Secretary reviews Darbar Move arrangements|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 17: Chief Secretary B R Sharma on Monday reviewed the Annual Darbar Move arrangements from Srinagar to Jammu for the winter season, 2016-17, here in a meeting with officers.
Financial Commissioner, Planning and Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, BB Vyas and other concerned officers were also present in the meeting.
The offices observing 5 day week shall close on October 27 and offices observing 6 day week shall close at Srinagar on October 29. All the offices shall open in Jammu on November 7, 2016.
It was informed in the meeting that adequate number of trucks and buses has been kept ready for ferrying official records and employees on October 28th, 29th and 30th and November 5th and 6th. Only one way traffic from Srinagar towards Jammu will be allowed to ply duri...|
|Dr Vaid reviews law and order situation at Anantnag|
|Interacts with civil society members|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 17 : Special Director General of Police, Coordination, Law & Order,Dr SP Vaid has said that people have faith in police and stressed upon the jawans and officers working in the field to respond to public grievances quickly and redress their grievances on priority.
Dr Vaid was speaking at an interaction with the civil society members of South Kashmir at Dak-Bunglow Anantnag today. He said people have full faith in J&K Police and are visiting police stations, police posts and police offices with their problems with the hope that the grievances would be solved on priority.
During interaction, which was also attended by IGP (Kashmir Zone), SJM Gillani and IGP, CRPF, Zulfikar Hassan, Dr Vaid heard people’s problems patiently put forth by them and gave on spot instructions to so...|
|‘Shocking! In Kangan hospital, sweeper turns doctor’|
|Sutures patient, fixes plaster to broken arm|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 16: In a shocking incident, a sweeper, whose job is to keep the hospital clean, has been seen treating patients at sub-district hospital Kangan. Yes, you have read it right; the sweeper wasn’t treating any general patient, but was seen suturing a patient, shows a video in possession of the Press Trust of Kashmir.
The person who shot the video told that the patient was his father. “I was accompanying my father Ali Muhammad Magray to the hospital. The doctor first visited and then asked a sweeper (who is actually employed for igniting furnace) to treat my father,” said Shabir Magray.
According to Magray, this man (whose name he was not able to confirm) took one hour to give seven stitches. “Then I approached the same doctor and told him that you have left my father with a bu...|
|Mehbooba Minister expresses grief over Kishtwar fire incident|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 16: Chief Minister,Mehbooba Mufti has expressed shock and grief over the tragic fire incident in village Sukhnai of district Kishtwar in which a large number of houses were gutted.
The Chief Minister has expressed sympathy towards the affected and instructed the divisional and district administration to provide immediate help and support to all those affected due the devastating blaze.
Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat, Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali and Minister of State for Transport, Sunil Sharma have expressed deep shock and sorrow over the Warwan fire incident wherein many houses were gutted and several families of this backward village rendered houseless and suffered huge loss of property.
|Tarigami seeks immediate release of Yasin Malik|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 16: The opposition parties have been demanding release of all political detainees including separatist leaders. However, unfortunately the government continues to be unconcerned and reluctant to listen to such suggestions.
Reports are pouring in that senior leader and Chairman JKLF Mohammad Yasin Malik, who is under detention since several months, is ailing.
We urge upon the administration to consider his immediate release, so that he can get an opportunity for better treatment....|
|State continues to neglect its horticulture sector: Malik|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 16: Stating that horticulture is the fundamental strength of the State’s economy with an yearly turnover of more than Rs 5000 crores and providing direct and indirect employment to about 35.00 lakh people, The General Secretary Jammu and Kashmir Kisan Tehreek (JKKT), G N Malik has bashed the government for its continuous neglect of this key sector of State’s economy.
In a statement issued today, Malik said that because of present unrest which started early July when most of fruits were still on the trees, horticulture sector suffered huge setback and has been impacted terribly due to prolonged curfew, protests and shutdowns. The inflow of spurious pesticides, fertilizers and natural calamities has further aggravated the condition of fruit growers, he added.
Malik said that...|
|Govt must take measures to create peaceful atmosphere. G.A. Mir|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 16 : Govt must take immediate measure to create congenial atmosphere rather than vitiating it by slapping unaccounted PSAs on youth across the valley, serious efforts should be put in place to infuse sense of security among the common innocent people, who are facing tough situation due to the current unrest, besides that arrest spree must be stopped in order to win back the confidence of the people.
This was stated by JKPCC Chief GA Mir while interacting with the various deputations in Anantnag today.
During his tour to District Anantnag many deputations called on JKPCC Chief G.A. Mir and briefed him about the problems confronting them in their respective areas. The deputations apprised him about the multiple problems caused due to the deteriorating situation in the Distr...|