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Tosa Maidan lease will not be extended: Rather
‘Committee will find some alternate location’
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KHAN SAHIB-Budgam, Apr 15: National Conference senior leader and minister for finance Abdul Rahim Rather on Tuesday said that the state government will identify some alternate location for Tosa Maidan firing range and there will be no extension in the lease agreement expiring on April 18. According to KNS , Rather while speaking a public meeting in Rawalpora Khan Sahib, said that it was PDP that extended the lease on the Toisa Maidan Artillery Range in 2004 when Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was the Chief Minister of the State. “It is for this precise reason that PDP has chosen to talk in hushed, apologetic voices about this issue rather than categorically opposing the extension of the lease.” Rather said the government, through the special committee constituted for this purpose, had offered a...
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No third country militants operating in J&K: DGP
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Apr 15: Stating that no third country militants operating in Jammu and Kashmir, Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Prasad said that only Pakistan based outfits are active in the region. The police chief stated that most of the militants operating in valley hail from Punjab area of Pakistan and there are no reports with the security establishment that the ultras are from any third country like Chechnya, Bosnia or Afghanistan. The militants operating in valley are either from POK or Pakistan, he added. Prasad stated that there is no Al-Shuhada brigade operational in Kashmir and the name is being used by the banned militant outfits like Jaish and others. “Earlier the attacks at Kutua were claimed by Al Shohada but we had clear cut information that it was Jaish-e-Mohammad that...
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Govt creates 2 new divisions in FSL
DNA profiling, voice identification, video authentication will be now done in Srinagar
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Apr 15: In a move to expand the operations in Jammu Kashmir Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) for speedy disposal, the state government has accorded sanction to creation of two new divisions in FSL to address the cases involving DNA profiling, voice identification and video authentication tests. According to the government order number Home-185 of 2014 dated April 14, 2014 the home department has accorded sanction to creation of two divisions—first is the DNA profiling and the other pertains to Computer, Cyber/voice identification/video authentication technology. Earlier the J&K FSL would send samples for DNA profiling to Chandigarh and Hyderabad forensic science laboratories which causes delay in investigations into the cases. Official sources revealed that the state police h...
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No end to wait, sufferings of Rajee’s family since 2001
FARZANA SYED
SRINAGAR, April 10: On March 19, 2001, Altaf Ahmad Bhat of Malik Aangan Fateh Kadal here left his home and since then he never came back. The ordeal of his family members continued for years but they could not know anything regarding Altaf’s whereabouts. On that fateful day Altaf had left for Jammu without knowing what destiny had in store for him. “Altaf had to go to Jammu to make a property deal. He left early in morning with a cash of Rs 1,0,0000. He said he will return in two to three days. But he never returned. It has been around 12 years since then but wait has not ended up,” said Altaf’s wife, Rajee. According to his family members they tried everything to seek help in locating his whereabouts but all went in vain. “We started worrying because a week had pas...
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7 years on, Tabinda’s family awaits justice
SANA ALTAF
SRINAGAR, Apr 10: Will Tabinda ever get justice? This question has now started haunting the family of Tabinda Gani who was gang raped and murdered seven years back. In December last, the speedy trials by the court had brought hope of justice to the family. They thought of seeing the case resolved in two-three months. But four months past, the trial and cross questioning of witnesses does not seem to end. The process has been on for months now. The timely decision of the Mumbai court in the Shakti Mill and Delhi gang rape has added the feeling of mistrust in the family. Both cases saw a massive public outcry and speedy judicial process. “We have no words. It has been going on for seven years now,” said Iqbal, brother of Tabina Gani. He says the delayed justice is only adding to the pain...
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LS polls will lay foundation for change in entire system: Mufti
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Apr 10: PDP patron, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has said the Lok Sabha elections will lay foundation for a profound change not just in the government but in the entire system and for addressing Kashmir issue and the problems faced by the people of Kashmir. Addressing various roadside meetings in Arihal, Tahab villages in Pulwama district and various areas of Shopian segment of Anantanag parliamentary constituency today; Mufti said a new dawn is breaking in the political landscape of Jammu and Kashmir which will have all positive effects to change the destiny of the people, state. On this occasion Syed Bashir Ahmad MLA Ab Razaq ZawooraMLA, Zaffar Iqbal Manhas state secretary PDP, Waheedur Rehman youth Incharge, Ab Waheed and others were also present. Reiterating his call for a decisi...
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Political parties asked to seek permission for public meetings, rallies
KT NEWS SERVICE
GANDERBAL, Apr 10: The District Election Officer, Ganderbal, has asked political parties of the district who intend to hold public meetings, rallies, gatherings and processions to seek prior permission from the District Election Office by submitting an application at least two days before organizing any such event....
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Workshop on Genetic diseases held at G B Pant Hospital
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Apr 10: The Postgraduate Department of Pediatrics of GB Pant Hospital, Srinagar held a workshop on lysosomal disorders in children here today. Prof Madhulika Kabra, Professor Department of Pediatrics, who also Heads the Genetic Division, was the expert on the occasion who spoke on the Genetic disorders among the new born which she said account for a number of diseases and deaths among children. During the workshop, it was stressed that many such disorders can be diagnosed before birth or immediately after birth and many of these can be treated also if diagnosed early while earlier no treatment was available for the same. The formation of parent support groups and to support their treatment also came under review during the workshop. A number of leading Pediatricians across t...
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FC I&C for adapting price tag mechanism, maintaining quality of local handicrafts
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Apr 10: Financial Commissioner Industries & Commerce (I&C) Department, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today visited various institutes of Handicrafts besides the upcoming Sanat Ghar at Bemina Srinagar. At Arts Emporium Srinagar, Ganai reviewed the progress of Handicrafts (S&E) Corporation and directed the concerns to develop the Government Arts Emporium as an exclusive showroom highlighting genuine handicrafts of Kashmiri Artisans. The Financial Commissioner emphasized for being pro-active and putting in dedicated efforts for increasing profitability with focus on development of competitive pricing strategies, marketing and publicity along with other commercial policies. He also enjoined upon the management to build a close rapport with the local Artisans and manufacturers for supply of...
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1000 employees imparted election training at Shopian
KT NEWS SERVICE
SHOPIAN, Apr 10: As many as 1000 employees were imparted election related training under second phase in the district today. The employees were impressed for rendering their duties in a fair and transparent manner so that Lok Sabha elections are held smoothly. The employees were further asked to undertake mock poll in presence of representatives of candidates before one hour of the start of elections so that proper functioning of EVMs is assured. It was informed that the next phase of election training will be held at Fruit Mandi Complex and for this purpose separate programme will be notified shortly. Telephone No. 1800 180 7056 has been kept available at district headquarters for registering complaints or for obtaining any kind of election related information by the interested person...
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