|Usage of pellet guns dangerous: Tarigami|
|SRINAGAR, Jul 26: Criticizing DG CRPF for his statement on use of pellet guns in Kashmir, CPI (M) leader, Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami wondered whether the political writ of union home minister, who has recently asked the security forces to restrain from using pellets on protesters, was in place.
In a statement, Tarigami said that such utterances of the security apparatus are dangerous and amount to erosion of the political authority of the dispensation.
Tarigami said that use of pellet guns in Kashmir has caused havoc and more than hundred young boys have lost their eyesight. It was unacceptable that even if Home Minister of India after acknowledging the fact that pellets have darkened the world of more than hundred young boys, an official from CRPF would debate lethal and non-lethal natur...|
|Post paid mobile phones being restored tonight|
|SRINAGAR, Jul 26: A police spokesman this evening said all post paid mobile phones will be restored tonight.
Till now only BSNL post paid mobile phones were working. The services of other phones were suspended by the authorities due to unrest....|
|Army backs CRPF pellet guns, says it’s 'least lethal' option|
|DRAS, July 26 (Agencies): A day after the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), which is the largest force deployed in civilian areas for controlling law and order, said it would continue to use the weapon in the valley, the Indian Army on Tuesday backed it saying the guns were the 'least lethal' option of weaponry.
Lieutenant General D S Hooda (Northern Command Chief) said there is a requirement of non-lethal weaponry, adding that pellet guns are classified as part of the weaponry.
"There is a requirement of non-lethal weaponry and pellet guns are classified as part of the non-lethal weaponry. Unfortunately, they have caused some casualties. It's still a better form than using fire arms or weapons. There is much better non-lethal weaponry which is available around the world. The Home Mi...|
|Ramban people praying for AN-32 crew members|
|SRINAGAR, July 25 (Agencies): With no trace of the missing Indian Air Force AN-32 aircraft, residents of a remote hamlet in Ramban district are praying for the safe return of the local boy Pritam Chand and other crew members who were on board the plane.
“We pray for the safety and security of our son of the soil and all crew members of the missing AN-32 aircraft. We feel that their son would return safe and sound,” Sarpanch of Papria Panchayat Uttam Singh said.
“We are going with a delegation to meet Deputy Commissioner of Ramban today. We will seek help from authorities and defence people to trace them,” Singh said.
The family has hardly got any update on the incident as their hamlet Karma Papdia is located in a remote forest, 40 km away from Ramban district headquarters.
|Vaccination schedule for Hajj pilgrims of Anantnag announced|
|SRINAGAR, July 24: All the Hajj pilgrims of district Anantnag are informed to reach the designated venues for vaccination for the Hajj 2016.
The vaccination of pilgrims of tehsil Shangus and Kokernag/Larnoo will be held at SDH Shangus and SDH Kokernag respectively on July 26, 2016, while as vaccination for the Hajj pilgrims of tehsil Sallar and adjacent areas will be held at PHC Sallar on July 27.
The vaccination programme for pilgrims of tehsil Pahalgam/ Mattan will be held at PHC Aishmuqam on 27 July. Similarly for the Hajj pilgrims of tehsil Bijbehara and Dooru/Verinag, the vaccination will be held at SDH Bijbehara and SDH Dooru respectively on July 28.
The vaccination of Hajj pilgrims of Tehsil Anantnag/Achabal will be held at TB hospital Anantnag from 29 to July 31, 2016.
| Will take action against Illegal construction in Pahalgam: CEO PDA|
|SRINAGAR, July 24: Illegal construction is being raised at Veersaran Laddi, an ecology and wildlife zone falling within the purview of Pahalgam Development Authority (PDA).
Residents said that Sajad Mohi ud Din Sheikh, son of Ghulam Mohi ud Din Sheikh resident of Humhama in district Budgam is constructing the illegal structure in the health resort.
Sources said that this is happening at the behest of some corrupt wildlife officials who have been taking repeated postings here and allow such type of constructions.
It is a clear violation of the Environment protection act 1986, Building Operations Controlling Authority Act 1988, J&K Development act 1970 and wildlife protection act 1978.
The area where the structure is being raised falls within the designated wildlife sanctuary boundary r...|
|J&K HC directs govt to take action against news channels|
|SRINAGAR, July 22: Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Friday directed the state government to take action against news channels that have created "hysteria" about the Valley and its people, and blamed the television media reportage for pushing IAS officer Shah Faesal "to the edge."
A Division Bench of the High Court comprising Chief Justice N N Paul Vasanthakumar and Justice Muzaffar Hasnain Attar on Wednesday expressed displeasure over the media coverage and observed that the hysteria created by some national news channels has created problems for the government.
The government needs to take some action against such news channels and regulate them, the bench directed, adding that the media is not above law and needs to be made aware of it.
While hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL)...|
|Ram Madhav meets Governor|
|SRINAGAR, Jul 21: National general secretary BJP Ram Madhav met Governor N N Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Governor and Madhav discussed the recent developments and the various initiatives required for restoring normalcy in the state....|
|KU postpones all examinations|
|SRINAGAR, July 21: The University of Kashmir has postponed all of its examinations till further orders.
According to the Official spokesman, the University has cancelled all examinations till further orders due to the prevailing situation in Kashmir....|
|Guv calls for sustained efforts towards continuing improvement of facilities for pilgrims|
|SRINAGAR, July 21: The Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board met here today under the chairmanship of Governor N N Vohra, Chairman of the Board.
Giving details of the Yatra, the CEO informed that the “Pratham Pooja” was organized by the Board at Chandanwari on 20th June, on the auspicious occasion of Jyesth Poornima and this year’s Yatra which is of 48 days duration, began on July 2 and will be concluded on August 18, 2016.
The Board members appreciated the progressively increasing number of pilgrims who are securing Advance Registration with a corresponding decrease in On-Spot Registration. The Board also noted with satisfaction that the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has this year deputed a good number of doctors from prestigious institutions like AIIMS, PGIMER, Safdarjung and RM...|
|Govt committed to provide best treatment to victims: Aseia|
|SRINAGAR, July 21: Minister of State for Health, Aseia Naqash today visited the SMHS Hospital here to review the condition of patients who have suffered injuries during the ongoing situation in Kashmir Valley.
Accompanied by the Medical Superintendent of SHMS Hospital, Dr Nazir Ahmad Chaudhary and other senior doctors, Naqash interacted with a number of patients hailing from different parts of the Valley who have been admitted at the Hospital with different injuries.
The Minister particularly inquired about the condition of patients at the Hospital who have suffered injuries in their eyes. The Hospital Administration informed that there has been a huge influx of patients with injuries over the last 13 days, who are being treated free of cost.
During her interaction, the Minister assure...|
|MLA Karnah reviews availability of essential services|
|SRINAGAR, July 21: MLA, Karnah, Raja Manzoor Khan today chaired a meeting of officers of line departments at Mini Secretariat Tangdhar and took stock of the availability of essential services and pace of developmental works in the Constituency.
Giving brief account of availability of essential services in the area, Sub-Divisional Magistrate Karnah said that the essential services are going-on as usual, adding that there is adequate stock of essential commodities and medicines in the area.
The MLA asked the concerned department for preparing the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for construction of Mini Sports Stadium at Luntha and submit the same to the concerned quarters for funds. He also asked the Rural Development Department and R&B authorities to prepare DPRs for construction of Rest H...|
|NEET download facility available at DC office Pulwama|
|PULWAMA, July 21: According to Deputy Commissioner, Pulwama, Muneer-ul-Islam NEET download facility is available at NIC office at DC Office Complex Pulwama and CIC Tral. He said 105 forms were downloaded today.
He said students appearing in NEET test on July 24 Transport will be available at DC office Pulwama at 6 am on Saturday 23rd July for those appearing at Jammu, and on 24th at 6 am DC office Pulwama for those appearing at Srinagar.
Similar facilities shall be available at Tral. All desirous of availing these facilities may contact Shahbaz Mirza ADC Pulwama on 9419137940, Qaiser Malik ARTO on 9419258172, Reyaz Ahmed SDM Tral on 9419001388. Transport facilities can be made available from other places of District Pulwama if needed, he said.
He said DCs of Ramban, Udhampur and Jammu ...|
|No dearth of essentials in valley: Director CA&PD|
|SRINAGAR, July 21: The Director Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Kashmir (CA&PD) today said there is no shortage of essentials of life in the valley and adequate stock of ration, LPG and petroleum products is available.
The Director while giving the status of availability of essential commodities/ food grains in Kashmir valley said the Department has made all out efforts to ensure availability of ration and other essential commodities to the people during the last 12 days.
He said against 4.52 lakh quintals required to be distributed during the month, about 2.90 lakh quintals have been distributed in all the districts of valley upto July 20, 2016. Similarly, he said, out of 0.48 lakh quintal sugar 0.30 lakh quintals were distributed.
With regard to LPG 2.38 lakh cylinders are i...|
|New examination centers allotted to NEET-II candidates|
|Admit Card to be considered as curfew passes: Addl Comm|
|SRINAGAR, July 21: The Additional Commissioner, Kashmir, today said that the examination centers of the candidates appearing in the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test-II, which is scheduled to be held on July 24 , have been set according to the roll numbers of the candidates.
He said that while there is no change in the examination center (Center Number 82501) for roll numbers between 82500001 and 82500540, the examination center for roll numbers between 82500541 and 82501140 and for roll numbers between 82501141 and 82501740 have been changed to Sri Pratap College, MA Road, Srinagar (Center Number 82502 (A)), and Amar Singh College, Srinagar (Center Number 82502 (B)), respectively.
He further said that the printed copy of the admit card shall also be made available to the candidate...|
|Academy organises Children's literature workshop|
|POONCH, July 21: The poets and intellectuals of Gojri and Pahari have created around 300 new poetic compositions for children in a three day workshop held here for creation of children literature in both languages.
The event was concluded here today in presence of galaxy of writer’s poets and intellectuals. Organized by Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art Culture and Languages and held at Seminar Hall of District Institute of Education Poonch Prominent Writer and poet Shiekh Azad Ahmed Azad presided over the concluding function while Dr Javaid Rahi, Chief Editor of JKAACL , prominent researcher and historian K D Mani were also in the presidium.
Dr Javaid Rahi in his welcome address stated that the workshop has attracted our intellectuals immensely and they have created more than 30...|
|India's nuclear generation to increase three times by 2024: Jitendra|
|NEW DELHI, July 21: In reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh stated that India’s nuclear generation capacity is constantly on the rise and it will increase three-times by 2024 which is a target laid down by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Jitendra Singh said, at present there are 21 nuclear reactors in the country and the current power generation in 2016 is 5780 MW which will increase to 6780 after the new unit at Kudankulam begins functioning which has already passed the criticality phase. By 2019, the nuclear generation will be almost double to the extent 10080 MW followed by 13480 MW by 2023 and thre...|
|Confused, apologetic leaders yet again try to appease Delhi: MLA Langate|
|SRINAGAR, July 21: Expressing dismay over the outcome of the All Party Meeting convened by the Chief Minister, MLA Langate and Chairman Awami Itehad Party (AIP) said the meeting seemed to be an attempt to appease powers in Delhi rather than a serious effort to mitigate the sufferings of the people of Kashmir.
In a statement issued after the meeting, Rasheed said though it is good that Government is announced measures like ration etc, but that was not the purpose of meeting, rather this should have been an occasion to ask Delhi to initiate a dialogue on the very Kashmir dispute. “For announcing free ration, you need not to convene an All Party Meeting; this is the mockery which is reason for increasing disillusionment of the people,” he said.
Rasheed said that the issues raised by most ...|
|DAK lauds doctors for exemplary work|
|SRINAGAR, July 21: While lauding doctors for their exemplary work, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today said that doctors have been working tirelessly since day one of civil unrest.
Terming them real-life superheroes, President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said that for last two weeks doctors, nurses, paramedics and hospital staff were silently toiling round the clock to save sick and wounded.
Working quietly behind scenes, doctors have been caring for the survivors and consoling relatives of victims following unrest that killed 48 persons and left thousands injured. They were working day in and day out without proper food and beyond shift hours.
These dedicated medical personnel have been on their toes ever since victims were rushed into the hospitals. The doctors operated...|
|Gujjars protests against demolition of kothas|
|SRINAGAR, July 21: Gujjars and Bakerwals Thursday protested in Pahalgam against the government for “demolishing” their kothas in Nagrota and Janipur area of the Jammu province.
Hundreds of Gujjars assembled at Pahalgam and said that their 51 kothas were demolished in the Jammu province by forest department officials.
As per handout, the protesters shouted slogans against the forest minister and the government.
Later the police assured them to inform the government their grievance and the protesters dispersed peacefully....|
|Govt orders eviction of voluntary org from SMHS premises|
|SRINAGAR, July 21: Protests erupted inside the SMHS premises when authorities asked the volunteer organisations to vacate the tents which were erected to cater to the huge rush of visitors post militant commander Burhan Wani’s death on July 8, 2016.
Reports reaching here said that police early today went inside SMHS premises and asked all the voluntary organizations to shut their work.
Following mass uprising in which at least 47 civilians were killed and thousands were injured, SMHS Srinagar witnessed unprecedented rush. Responding to the “war-like” situation, at least half-a-dozen voluntary organizations set up their stations and started distributing free medicine and other essentials including food.
“People reacted sharply to the government action which resulted in intense slogans,”...|
|'Mehbooba led govt is answerable to people for civilian killings'|
|SRINAGAR, July 21: The senior leaders of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) including Muhammad Yousuf Naqash and Hakeem Abdul Rashid have castigated the state administration over the imposing of continuous curfew and unleashing a reign of terror among the civilian population.
In a joint statement issued , the Islamic Political Party JK chairman Muhammad Yousuf Naqash and Muslim Democratic League Hakeem Abdul Rashid said that Mehbooba Mufti is answerable to the people for the loss of about four dozen innocent lives and the maiming of hundreds of people particularly the teenagers.
“The puppet chief minister Mehbooba Mufti doesn’t leave any stone unturned to follow the dictation of her masters in New Delhi and Nagpur. She has surpassed her predecessor Omar Abdullah in inflicting the br...|
|Separatists extend shutdown|
|SRINAGAR, Jul 20: Senior separatist leaders, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik today issued a fresh protest calendar, and extended the shutdown call up to July 25.
In a statement issued here today, they also announced ‘Anantnag Chalo’ on Monday.
In a joint statement they said, “There would be relaxation in shutdown on Thursday from 2.00 PM till evening. Complete shutdown would be observed on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and on Monday people from different parts of the Valley would march towards Anantnag.”...|
|Omar meets Vohra|
|SRINAGAR, Jul 20: Omar Abdullah, working president National Conference and former chief minister, met governor N N Vohra, at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Abdullah apprised the governor about his own and his party’s concerns about the prevailing situation in the Valley, particularly issues relating to internal security management, role of the media and other matters.
The governor urged Abdullah to contribute towards the very early restoration of peace and normalcy in the Valley....|
|CM reviews progress of work on ERA projects|
|Metro projects for Srinagar, Jammu to be taken up under Japanese ODA|
|SRINAGAR, Jul 20: The state government today said metro projects would be taken up in Srinagar and Jammu under multilateral funding from Japanese Official Developmental Assistance (JODA) as a part of rapid transit proposed by reputed development consultancy RITES.
This information was given at a high-level meeting convened here today to review the progress of projects being executed by the Jammu and Kashmir Economic Reconstruction Agency (JKERA). The meeting was chaired by chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who is also the chairperson of ERA.
It was decided in the meeting that the housing and urban development department will act as the nodal department for firming up the metro projects for two capital cities in consultation with the RITES.
Taking a review of the other projects being ex...|