|Rather-Lone inaugurate Model Govt Degree College at Chrar-i-Sharief|
|CHRAR-I-SHARIEF, Oct 20: The Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Abdul Rahim Rather in presence of the Minister for Higher education, Mohd Akber Lone inaugurated Rs 90 cr Government Model Degree College at Chrar-i-Sharief.
The college spreading on sprawling 105 kanals of land is one among 4 model Degree colleges being set up in the State to provide modern higher education facilities to the students at their door steps.
Addressing a mammoth public gathering on this occasion, Mr Rather said a modern Sheikh-ul-Alam Auditorium and Re-search Centre is also being set up adjacent to the college to evaluate and propagate teachings of the revered sufi saint Hazrat sheikh Noor-ud-Din Wali (RA) at national and inter-National levels. He said about 20 kanals of land costing over Rs.3.50 cr...|
|Delegation led by Zahid Ali meets Governor|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 20: A delegation comprising Zahid Ali Khan, Editor, “The Siasat Daily”; Zaheer uddin Ali Khan, Managing Editor, “The Siasat Daily”; Syed Ifteqar Hussain, President, Faizyab Trust; Rizwan Hyder, Secretary, Faizyab Trust; called on N.N. Vohra, Governor, here at the Raj Bhavan today.
The delegation apprised the Governor about the relief work being done by them for the flood hit victims in the Valley and the high priority they devote to helping the people by opening computer centres and schools in the Valley.
The Governor lauded the humanitarian work being done by “The Siasat Daily” and wished Zahid Ali Khan and his colleagues high success in their endeavour....|
|Drug & Food Control squad destroys, confiscates flood hit essential commodities|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 20 :Acting upon specific inputs that flood hit Food Commodities are being offered for sale to gullible consumers, the sleuths of Drug and Food Control Organization, under the instructions of Commissioner Food Safety, carried out raids in various areas in district Pulwama, Bandipora and Anantnag.
During the drive the regulatory staff destroyed, confiscated huge quantities of cereals, edible oil , raw spices , fruits & vegetables, coconuts, junk foods, juices, beverages and iodised salt worth over Rs. 24 Lakhs which includes whole turmeric 18000 kg, Red Chilli whole 6750 kg, flour 800 bags, tata salt 800 bags, cereals 80 bags, maida 100 bags, atta 100 bags, BMC spices 400 packets.
The traders were found in the process of pumping such commodities to the remote areas of vario...|
|CA&PD books 14 shopkeepers|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 20: The CA&PD enforcement squad during last 2 days conducted market checking at Regal Chowk, HMT, Fruit Mandi, Qamarwari, Safa Kadal, Sonwar, Dalgate, Buchwar, Gagribal, Nehru Park, Boulvard Road, Nowhatta, Jamia Masjid, Gojwara, Khanyar areas of Srinagar city.
During the market checking, 79 business establishments were inspected and an amount of Rs. 23100 recovered as fine from 14 erring shopkeepers for violation of the Essential Commodities Act 1955....|
|Necessary mechanism put in place for rehabilitation of flood affectees: Sagar|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 20: Minister for Rural Development and Panchayats, Ali Mohammad Sagar has said that the Government has put in place the necessary mechanism for ensuring that the flood affectees are properly rehabilitated. “But it is unfortunate that vested interests are trying to politicize the human tragedies that have befallen the state since last decades for their ulterior political motives”, he added
The Minister was addressing huge gathering after laying the foundation stone of the community hall at Budgam the other day. MLA, Aga Rahullah, Director Rural Development Kashmir, Mir Altaf Ahmed, Senior officers of District Administration and eminent political activists of the area.
Sagar said that the initiated the necessary steps to ensure that the adequate rehabilitation of the people...|
|Sakina reviews functioning, implementation of ICDS, SW schemes|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 20: Minister for Social Welfare and ARI Trainings, Sakina Itoo today convened a meeting of officers to review the functioning and implementation of various Social Welfare and ICDS schemes.
Secretary, Social Welfare, Mohammad Shafi Rather, Director Social Welfare, Gazanffar Ali, Mission Director, ICDS, Dr. G.N Itoo, Programme Officers and CDPO’s of all districts of Kashmir Division were present in the meeting.
Sakina stressed upon the officers to ensure timely and on schedule nutrition procurement while maintaining quality of nutrition and transparency in the process.
The Minister also directed the officers for on time payment of pension to eligible beneficiary under various schemes. She also urged them to take measures for implementation of the Direct Benefit Transfer s...|
|Excise Deptt destroyed bhung in South Kashmir|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 20: Continuing its efforts to destroy the bhung, the Excise Department has destroyed bhung on 200 kanals in Dupatyar and its adjacent villages in South Kashmir today.
The Deputy Excise Commissioner Kashmir, Gulzar Ahmad Shabnam said that besides South Kashmir the campaign against bhung has been started in Central and North Kashmir also which have been stopped due to heavy flood in the Valley. He said the departmental functionaries have been revamped and directions have been issued to take stringent action against poppy growers.
Shabnam asked the land owners to destroy the bhung from their fields at their own and avoid the action under rules. Seeking people’s cooperation to eradicate various social evils from the society, Shabnam instructed the people to register their co...|
|DLRC reviews relief, rehabilitation measures|
|BUDGAM, Oct 20: A District Level Review Committee (DLRC) meeting was held under the chairmanship of Additional District Development Commissioner Budgam, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat here today.
The meeting threadbare reviewed relief and rehabilitation measures taken in flood affected areas in the district besides also reviewed revival and restructure of affected business establishments in the area.
Assistant Commissioner Revenue, representatives from RBI, J&K Bank, Lead Bank, SBI, Cooperative Bank, besides officers from Revenue, Agriculture, Horticulture, Rural Development, Animal & Sheep Husbandry and other concerned departments attended the meeting.
Reviewing the rehabilitation measures, the meeting was informed that the Banks are funding interest on existing loans and also converting part of ex...|
|Furnish crop damage lists within 2 days: DC|
|KULGAM, Oct 20: Deputy Commissioner, Kulgam, Nisar Hussain Wani has informed all those left over flood affected families to apply for relief for their damaged structures within a week time.
In a statement, the Deputy Commissioner said that such flood/incessant rains sufferers should put in a simple application so that their claims are verified by a team of officers following which they will be provided relief under SDRF norms.
Meanwhile, chairing a meeting of Tehsildars, the Deputy Commissioner has sought assami-wise lists of crop sufferers within next two days so that they are provided relief before the end of this month.
The Deputy Commissioner called for proper title verification while listing the calamity hit sufferers so reminding that only land owners in legal possession are eli...|
|Peerzada reviews rehabilitation and developmental works|
|ANANTNAG, OCTOBER 20: Government is committed to provide every possible help and assistance to the flood hit people of the state. For this purpose District Administration has been directed to provide financial assistance to the flood victims and free ration to the consumers.
This was disclosed at a review meeting chaired by Hajj Auqaf and Public Enterprises Minister Peerzada Mohammad Syed at Kokernag to take stock of the arrangements and to review the developmental works of Kokernag constituency.
While taking sector-wise review the Minister was informed that under R&B sector 13Km were blacktopped, 30km road length made fair-weather under 2nd and 3rd grade, 17 culverts constructed 4750 RFT drains constructed upto ending 15th of Oct 2014. The R&B department has also completed constructio...|
|National Lok Adalat scheduled to be held on Dec 6 |
|ANANTNAG, Oct 20: It is notified for information of general public the National Lok Adalat is being organized by District Legal Services Authority at District Court Complex as well as its subordinate courts of Anantnag with special presence to family disputes, MACT cases, compensation cases, criminal cases (compound cases) under payment of wages ACT, Civil cases, Property disputes between close relative, pre-litigation cases relating to Bank loans , land acquisition cases etc.
All interested persons who intend to put their cases before the proposed Lok Adalat are requested to approach to the concerned courts before the schedule date....|
|DC chairs review meeting|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 20: To review the physical and financial achievements registered by various departments under different sectors, a meeting of district officers of line departments was held here today, a meeting of district officers of line departments was held here today under the Chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar Farooq Ahamad Shah.
The Deputy Commissioner asked the concerned for accelerating the pace of works being executed under various sectors and ensure their time bound completion for the benefit of the people. He also asked the concerned for speedy completion of assessment of damages and its submission so that the adequate compensation is extended to the affectees enabling them to repair or construct their houses before the start of winter season.
The DC also took sto...|
|Tehsil office will be established at Narvaw soon: Ajaz|
|BARAMULLA, Oct 20: Minister of state for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Ajaz Ahmad khan today said that after giving tehsil status, tehsil office will be established and other facilities provided to the people of Narvaw soon.
The Minister was addressing a public gathering at Sheeri Baramulla today .He said that tehsil status was a long pending demand of the people for which senior leader Saif-ud-din Soz put all efforts and ultimately succeeded in his mission.
Describing the recent flood a huge calamity, the minister said that relief and rehabilitation activities were immediately taken up across the state and those whose houses were totally damaged were provided relief of Rs 75,000 each as first installment. He said that those people whose paddy and other crops, business units, boats...|
|Omar reviews progress on rehabilitation process|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 20: As many as Rs 89 crores have so far been disbursed as interim relief amongst the flood affected families whose houses have been totally collapsed in the devastating floods. This information was given to Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah here on Monday in a high level meeting he chaired here to receive the appraisal of follow-up actions on the decisions taken to fast track the relief and rehabilitation process.
The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir while giving brief on the subject said that the process of distributing interim relief to the affected families is on full swing. It was stated that 2849 families of Srinagar district who lost their houses totally in the floods have been distributed interim relief. It was stated that about 7000 such families have so far been provide...|
|CM meets Guv|
|SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 15: Omar Abdullah, Chief Minister, met N N Vohra, Governor, here at the Raj Bhawan today.
In their over an hour long meeting, the Governor and chief minister discussed issues relating to the continuing incidents of ceasefire violations across the International Border and Line of Control and the directions given by the Chief Minister to the Administration regarding amelioration of the hardships being faced by the border dwellers, particularly the provision of temporary shelters, food and other support arrangements.
The Chief Minister briefed the Governor in detail about the to-date status of the ongoing flood relief measures being taken by the State Government and the estimates, of the total losses undergone by the people and the State, which had been forwarded this wee...|
|Man tries to disrupt minister’s speech|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 14: An agitated man attempted to disrupt the speech of finance minister Abdul Rahim Rather at a function here today.
The man strongly protested against the cold response of the state government towards the sufferings of flood hit people. The flood affected man asked Rather where he was during all these days and why government was responding so late.
Rather tried to explain the man what government was doing its best. Later the man was taken away from the spot.
Later a protest demonstration was held by a group of people at the end of function against government....|
|Passport office Srinagar to receive applications from Oct 15|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 14: The Passport Office Srinagar, which has started functioning from October 13, 2014, will start receiving applications from tomorrow manually, online.
According to Passport Officer Srinagar, the functioning of RPO has been restarted from October 13, 2014 and intending applicants can now submit applications for fresh passports under normal category on all working days from October 15, 2014 between 9.00 AM to 11 AM. Applicants should carry Passport Application Forms along with the original and self attested photocopies of the required documents, one recent colored passport-size photograph (with white background) affixed on the form and the applicable fees in Cash /Demand Draft favouring Passport Officer, Srinagar payable at Srinagar.
Intending applicants have been asked ...|
|Imran PDP’s candidate for Pattan, Aabid for Zadibal|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 14: PDP has decided to field Molvi Imran Raza Ansari from Pattan Assembly constituency. Molvi Aabid Ansari will be the party candidate from Zadibal constituency in Srinagar in place of Molvi Imran who had earlier been nominated from Zadibal.
Announcing these decisions here today a party spokesman said these minor changes were necessitated by the demise of senior party leader Molvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari who was the party candidate and sitting MLA from Pattan constituency in Baramulla district....|
|HCBA wants subordinate courts to function without delay|
|Seeks monetary help for flood affected lawyers|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 14: The High Court Bar Association (HCBA) that met the Chief Justice M M Kumar today sought restoration of routine work in subordinate courts without any delay. The HCBA also demanded monetary relief for the lawyers who have been affected by the recent ravaging floods.
According to the HCBA general secretary Mohammad Ashraf Bhat, in a general body meeting that was held here in the High Court complex, the president Bar association Mian Qayoom stated that whereas the work has re-started in the high court, the work in subordinate courts where more than 600 lawyers are practicing is yet to start and some of the subordinate courts are functioning from Hyderpora or in the university campus.
Qayoom said that matter should be brought to the notice of chief justice and other high...|