Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Kheer Bhawani Mela 2012 in Tulmula Kashmir

Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah on Tuesday underlined the sense of security and economic safeguards basic parts to assist come of Kashmiri Pandits (KPs) to their fatherland. He said Government is specializing in each these crucial aspects, adding that the prevalent peace and improved security state of affairs is proving a catalyst during this method.

Omar Abdullah was talking to media persons once interacting with sizable amount of KPs arrived here to participate within the non secular ceremony of Zestha Ashtami being observed as Mela Kheer Bhawani. He exchanged needs, enquired regarding their welfare and extended greetings on the occasion. He additionally inspected numerous stalls put in by completely different Government departments and others at the Mela.

Chief Minister said that the economic package within the form of employment to the youth of the Kashmiri Pandits within the Valley is a vital step to assist come of those families. He said whereas peace and security atmosphere is gaining ground gradually and State Government has implemented 1/2 the utilization package for Kashmiri Pandits, true is turning into additional and additional palatable for his or her come.

The Chief Minister said that the State Government is taking on the difficulty of enhancing money support to Kashmiri Pandits to enable them construct their residential homes within the Valley. "A proposal are mentioned within the cupboard during this regard and presented to the govt. of India for unharness of funds", he added.

Omar Abdullah said that the State Government is guaranteeing all facilities to the big range of devotees principally Kashmiri Pandits to watch Zestha Ashtami at Kheer Bhawani. He said the outstanding increase registered within the range of Kashmiri Pandits visiting Kheer Bhawani throughout last some years is encouraging phenomenon. "Government would still work to enhance the facilities for the big range of devotees visiting Kheer Bhawani", he added.

The Chief Minister said that Kashmiri Pandits are integral a part of the culture and ethos of Kashmir and Kashmiriyat. He said that their come to the Valley is that the cherished goal and want of the govt. and therefore the civil society.

A large range of KPs from all across the Valley, Jammu and numerous elements of the Country got hold of Kheer Bhawani to participate within the non secular ceremony of Zestha Ashtami.

Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Raman Bhalla additionally visited Tullamulla to pay obeisance at the Mela Kheer Bhawani .

Mr. Bhalla besides, performing "Hawan" paid obeisance within the shrine of Mata Kheer Bhawani and prayed for peace and prosperity of the State

He additionally visited {the different|the numerous} stalls put in by various organizations to facilitate the devotees.

Various deputations met the Minister on the occasion which incorporates Migrant Pandits. The Minister gave patient hearing and gave on spot direction to involved to redress their issues.

Jesht Ashtami 2012 in Jammu Kheer Bhawani temple

Jesht Ashtami was celebrated with non secular fervour and gaiety these days. the most perform was held at Mata Kheer Bhawani temple at Bhawani Nagar, here where many devotees thronged from early within the morning.

The devotees returning from completely different elements of Jammu paid their obeisance to the Godess and performed Pooja -archana to hunt blessings. The Bhawani Nagar temple is that the reproduction of Mata Kheer Bhawani temple of Tulmulla Kashmir that has been designed by the devotees soon once the mass migration of Pandits from Valley and since then on each Ashtami of the month normally and Jesht Ashtami above all the big range of devotees used to go to the shrine to pay their obeisance.

The Trust taking care of the shrine had created elaborate arrangements for the pilgrims this year too. Besides the voluntary and social organizations had additionally put in stalls to produce Pooja Samgri as well as flowers, milk, dhoop, Agarbatis and earthen dhiyas to devotees.

The entire temple complicated was adorned and illuminated on the occasion.

The darshan started early within the morning and it continued late within the evening. within the evening Samohik Aarti was performed and an outsized range of pilgrims attended it.

The Bajan Kirtan was additionally held within the temple complicated from last night and it continued early within the morning.

The authorities had additionally created elaborate arrangements for the pilgrims and correct attention was purchased sanitation, water and electrical offer within the space.

In reference to celebration of Jesht Ashtami a spiritual perform was held at Sanjeevani Kuteer, Krishna Satsang Ashram, Suriya Vihar Bohri where an outsized range of devotees participated within the pooja performed by Guru Mahraj Anand Swami Pran Nath Bhat Gareeb (Baijee). The pooja started early within the morning and continued late within the night. On the occasion Swami Ji gave non secular discourses and highlighted the importance and importance of the day particularly for KPs. the complete setting became magical and mesmerizing.

In reference to Jesht Ashtami a perform was held at the KP Sabha where an outsized range of devotees performed Pooja within the temple of Mata Bhawani. The temple was adorned and illuminated to its aesthetic style. President of Sabha K K Khosa and his team of Executives led the Samohik Pooja. once Aarti Prasad was distributed.

On the occasion of Jesht Ashtami Pushp Arahcana was performed at Sharika Peeth Sansthan Subash Nagar, Jammu and an outsized range of devotees participated within the Pooja Archana.

Uma Bharati to steer VHP sponsored Amaranth yatra from June three

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharati can lead Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) -sponsored parallel Amarnath pilgrimage on June three from Jammu and she or he would be joined by an outsized range of Sadhus drawn from completely different elements of the country.

"Uma Bharati can reach Jammu on June two and next morning once performing prayers, she is going to lead thousands of yatris continuing for Amarnath shrine," Surinder Jain, VHP international spokesperson told reporters here this morning.

Dr Jain said Uma Bharati are among Mahant Rameshwar Dass and Ram Swaroop Dass besides an outsized range of Sadhus throughout the yatra.

"Thousands of Sadhus, Mahants and activists of VHP can assemble at Jammu base camp to proceed for Baltal on June three," he said and added that the yatra can leave for Baltal on June three at any price to perform darshan next day on Jesht Purnima.

"The State Government ought to cooperate for swish conduct of yatra," he said, adding supporters from Kathua, Ramban, Samba, Udhampur and Sunderbani leading their processions also will reach Jammu on a similar day.

"After performing prayers, the batch can leave for Baltal and therefore the initial darshan are performed at Amarnath cave on June four," he added.

Rejecting the Government’s official date of yatra, VHP leader said that the yatra can begin from June four and not on June twenty five as stated by Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB).

He said thousand s of Bajrangis can reach here on June two to require half within the yatra next day.

He said in case any try was created to prevent the yatra on June four the yatris can begin protest then and there. Warning the govt. ‘s move to use force against pilgrims he said the yatris can begin a Jail Baro Andolan in such how that the authorities can fail in need of jails to accommodate the protesters, he added.

He said besides Jammu yatra will also be started from Kashmir Valley on June three within which Kashmiri Hindus and Sikhs will participate.

Vyeth releases Shardha Mahatamyam

A book titled 'Shardha Mahatamyam' written by late Shri Brij Nath Tikoo was released at a perform organized by Vyeth, a socio cultural organisation) held within the K.L.Saigal Hall, in collaboration with J&K Academy of Art, Culture & Languages, here today. Vijay Bakaya former Chief Secretary and MLC J&K state, was the chief guest on the occasion. The perform started with a welcome note by Savita Bakshi the extra Secretary JKAACL.

The book provides an outline regarding Mata Shardha,divided in 2 sections, the primary one provides a close account of the place where Rishi Shandalya should have performed Tapasya/his austerities as additionally the place where he should have stayed before establishing the Shardha Shrine at the Shardhi hill and therefore the second section of the book deals with the worship part-Shardha Panchang that is that the 5 fold description of Shardha in Shardha Patal.Shardha Satotra (kavach). Shardha Puja Paddati,Shardha Chakra,Upasna and Shardha Sahasranama.

The book review was scan by Opinder Ambardar & Prof .Usha Jalali, M.L.Ganjoo and B.L.Saraf additionally spoke within the occasion. The perform was attended by galaxy of students and intellectuals as well as the team of Vyeth. The outstanding among them were T.N Ganjoo Wishwas &P.N.Shad. A slide show of Dr.A.R.Nazki was the purpose of attraction to the viewers. Dr.Pran Kaul scan the paper written by Dr.Nazki.

The perform ended with vote of thanks proposed by the founder President of Vyeth Prof.Virender Rawal.

The programme was compared by M.L.Saraf.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

100 Post Offices start registration of pilgrims

Till yesterday, 1,37,096 Yatris had registered themselves for this year's Amarnath Yatra, of whom 70,158 have most well-liked the standard Pahalgam route, while 66,911 have opted for the Baltal route. This was informed by Navin K. Choudhary, Chief govt Officer, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) here these days.

While the registration for the Yatra through net based mostly on-line facility and thru the designated Bank Branches had commenced from might seven, the registration through the designated a hundred Post Offices began these days.

The Chief govt Officer revealed that Union Ministry of Communication and data Technology had agreed to intending Yatris registering the date and route of their pilgrimage from registration counters in a hundred selected Post Offices located in seven States - Bihar, Haryana, Punjab, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan.

The Post Offices that are providing registration facilities are located in districts Akbar Pur, Faizabad, Rosebery, Sultanpur, Bulandshar, Khurja, Mainpuri, Ghazipur, Pratapgarh, Amroha, Bijnor, Rampur, Azamgarh, Barirumpur, Gonda, Banda, Fatehpur, Mirzapur, Lal Ganj, Sitapur, Dhampur, Hardoi, Khori, Hapur, Gorahkpur in Uttar Pradesh; Betul, Chattapur, Damoh, Mandla, Sagar, Sidhi, Vidisha, Ratlam, Shajapur, Dhar, Bhind, Mandsour, Katni, Dewas, Neemuch, Morena, Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh; Dadar, Osmanabad, Sholapur, Latur, Parbhani, Satara, Nanded, Yavatmal, Dhule, Ratnagiri, Chandrapuram, Sangli, Akola, Buldhana, Amravati, Wardha in Maharashtra; Aurangabad, Gaya, Buxar, Siwan, Katihar, Jehanabad, Banka, Gopal Ganj, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Saharsa, Chapra, Samastipur, Ara and Sitamarhi in Bihar; Kheda, Mahesana, Godhra, Patan, Amroli, Junagarh, Jamnagar, Porbandar, Surindranagar, Bharuch, Valsad, Navsari, Gandhinagar, Nadiad, Dohad in Gujarat; Sangrur, Kapurthala, Tarn Taran, Faridkot, Gurdaspur, Patiala, Ropar in Punjab; and Sonipat, Bhiwani, Jind, Sirsa and Narnoul in Haryana.

The list of Bank Branches are already obtainable on the web site of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board. the main points of the Post Offices also can be seen on the Board's web site.

Last year, the registration facility for the annual Yatra was obtainable through designated 149 Bank Branches and also the J&K Bank's net based mostly registration facility. This year, the registration facility for the Yatra is out there through any of the 274 Registration Counters - 121 J&K Bank Branches, forty nine YES Bank Branches, four Bihar Central Co-operative Bank Branches, a hundred Post Offices, and thru the On-line facility on J&K Bank's web site, jkbank.net.

The Board has been able to substantially expand the registration facility to variety of hitherto uncovered cities and cities. Consequently an oversized variety of the intending Yatris won't ought to travel long distances to register for the pilgrimage, Mr Choudhary said.

The designated thirteen J&K Bank Branches for registering Yatris are located at Dalgate, Batamaloo, and Karan Nagar in Srinagar, Tourist Reception Centre, Bakshi Nagar and Gandhi Nagar in Jammu, Ramban, Doda, Kathua, Rajouri, Udhampur and Poonch, the CEO said.

For getting their Yatra allow, the Yatris can ought to submit the prescribed Compulsory Health Certificate issued by a Registered Medical Practitioner, at the side of the filled-in Application kind. The format of the appliance kind and Compulsory Health Certificate are often downloaded from Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board's web site.

The Yatris securing e-Yatra allow via net based mostly registration facility obtainable at the J&K Bank's web site can ought to submit his Compulsory Health Certificate at Base Camps, Baltal or Pahalgam, and obtain his e-Yatra allow stamped by Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board officers before being allowed to proceed beyond Chandanwari and Baltal, the CEO informed.

He said that the Yatri who secures a price ticket to travel by helicopter isn't needed to separately register and acquire a Yatra allow for enterprise the Yatra. However, Yatris who travel by helicopters ought to submit their Compulsory Health Certificate before being allowed to board the helicopters. Chief govt Officer suggested that, to avoid any inconvenience, all Yatris ought to secure their Yatra allow earlier and build their travel arrangements accordingly to embark on the pilgrimage on the day and from the route that they need been registered.

Reconstruction work on Vaitaal Bhairav Mandir begins

The reconstruction work on Vaitaal Bhairav Mandir started these days in presence of some Kashmiri Pandits and respectable voters of the Rainawari space. it absolutely was once a niche of twenty-two years that the reconstruction of the temple has been taken up.

Scores of Kashmiri Pandits assembled at the temple at Motiyar-Rainawari and amidst chanting of spiritual hymns the reconstruction work was started. The event was jointly organized by Rainawari Action Forum and every one Parties Migrants Coordination Committee (APMCC).

Demanding acceptable action against the folks that encroached the temples and shrines belonging to Kashmiri Pandits in Kashmir valley, Vinod Pandit, Chairman APMCC said that Temple Ordinance Bill ought to be immediately issued.

Ravi Regu of Rainawari Action Forum said that efforts would be created to preserve this and different ancient temples of the Kashmir valley.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Amarnath yatris to get SIM cards

This year pilgrims undertaking the annual yatra to Amarnath shrine can procure a short-term ‘yatra card’, a pre-paid SIM which will have a validity of seven days.

The Union Home Ministry has given in-principle approval for having such a facility, the first time since mobile operations started in the country, in view of problems faced by pilgrims who do not have mobile connectivity, official sources said.

At a recent meeting, it was reasoned out that many people undertaking the pilgrimage possessed pre-paid mobile connection, which according to the security regulations enforced in Jammu and Kashmir will not work in the state.

It was agreed that pilgrims arriving at Jammu, Pahalgham in south Kashmir or Baltal in northeast of Kashmir from June 25 can avail the option of pre-paid SIM cards, the sources said.

They said a SIM card given to a pilgrim will be working for seven days after being issued and there will be no provision of recharge after that.

This service will be provided by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited only and major private telecom players like Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance, Aircel and Idea have been asked to provide an inter-connectivity for this purpose, the sources said, adding an agreement would be arrived shortly between BSNL and private operators.

Pilgrims opting for a pre-paid SIM will have to provide their Unique Identification number or attested copies of their residence proof, the sources said.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Dalai Lama donates 79 lakh for hostel

Buddhist religious leader Dalai Lama donated Rs seventy nine lakh to Himalayan Buddhist Society for construction of Buddhist hostel at Gulabgarh, Padder.

President of the society, Jigmit Narboo, whereas confirming the donation given by Dalai Lama said that while not the support of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and MLA Kishtwar Sajjad Ahmed Kichloo the visit of Dalai Lama to Padder wasn't attainable.

He said when the development of hostel, the association are going to be in a very position to produce accommodation to most of the scholars learning within the Buddhist faculty.

Narboo additional stated that presently one98 students from category 1 to eight from totally different elements of the Padder have gotten education within the faculty, that was established with the aim to produce the non secular and social education to the native Buddhist kids.

Jagti township residents protest

Kashmiri migrants nowadays blocked the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway and resorted to demonstrations to protest against long length power cuts in Jagti Township on the outskirts of the town.

Over 2,000 sturdy crown together with men, girls and youngsters took out a protest rally from Jagti Township and marched towards the Jammu-Srinagar Highway blocking it at Kol Kandoli (Nagrota) on the outskirts of Jammu town this morning.

Waving the Tricolour and raising slogans against the authorities normally and Power Development Department (PDD) specially, they sat on a dharna on the Highway and held protest demonstrations against 16-hour power cuts to the Jagti Township.

The Highway remained blocked for four hours forcing authorities to permit traffic on various link roads on the Highway and also the Nagrota By Pass to avert issues to the commuters traveling to Kashmir Valley and alternative elements of the Jammu region.

Though the native authorities tried plenty to steer the protestors to elevate the road blockade however they didn't budge and warned to continue the dharna until a written agreement is created by the authorities that there'll not be quite eight hour power cut within the township as is prevalent in alternative elements of Jammu.

However they later lifted the road blockade on the peace of mind of further Deputy Commissioner, Jammu. He assured the protestors that there would be no power curtailment until the problem is sorted out between the Jagti township inmates and also the authorities.

"We face power cuts for eighteen hours. we tend to cannot sleep and perform traditional activities in read of the most important power cuts by the Government", Jagti dweller Sunita Devi told reporters.

Monuments Preservation Act Jammu Kashmir

Though rules are imperative for higher implementation of any legislation however within the monuments made Jammu and Kashmir identical for a significant piece of legislation--- Ancient Monuments Preservation Act remained out of focus of the successive Governments throughout the last ninety two years. But, identical have currently been ready and are being submitted to the Law Department for vetting and notification within the Government Gazette.

The Ancient Monuments Preservation Act was enacted during this erstwhile princely State throughout the tenure of Maharaja Hari Singh in 1920 AD and thereafter this very important piece of legislation did not receive any attention of the successive Governments despite the actual fact that there's a provision for the framing of rules beneath Section 20-B and twenty three of the Act.

"In the absence of correct rules, many very important points vis-à-vis preservation of monuments of the State remained amorphous and monuments were being declared State protected solely by approach of issuance of notification. Even it had been not clearly outlined on what quantity previous a monument ought to be for declaration as State protected one", official sources told EXCELSIOR.

It was solely within the year 2010 that this Act received the eye of Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, and Culture Minister, Nawang Rigjin Jora, who got the legislation updated by obtaining it amended within the State Legislature.

Since rules operate as beacon light-weight for correct implementation of any piece of legislation, the govt additionally felt it imperative to induce the foundations of Ancient Monuments Preservation Act, 1920 framed. Accordingly, Commissioner Secretary, Tourism and Culture, Atal Duloo assigned this task to some officers headed by former Director General of the Department of Archives, Archaeology and Museums and presently Consultant within the Culture Ministry, Khursheed Ahmed Qadiri.

The exercise of framing rules came to an finish within the recent past following that the Department of Archives, Archeology and Museums place the foundations in public domain for inviting objections or suggestions, sources informed, adding currently this exercise has additionally return to an finish and extremely shortly the foundations are being submitted to the Law Department for vetting and then issuance of SRO and publication of identical within the Government Gazette.

When contacted, Khursheed Ahmed Qadiri, Consultant within the Ministry of Culture confirmed that rules of J&K Ancient Monuments Preservation Act are framed and are being forwarded to Law Department shortly.

"In the foundations, we've clearly outlined the procedure needed to be adopted for declaration of any monument as State protected", he said, adding "there wasn't a lot of clarity on many points however currently the foundations can properly guide the Department of Archives, Archaeology and Museums for correct implementation of the Act within the monuments made State".

As per the foundations, the Department of Archives, Archaeology and Museums will impose bound prohibitions so as to safeguard the monuments in higher approach. It may impose fee for visit to the monuments. beneath the foundations, permission would need to be obtained before any form of excavation in and round the monuments.

Moreover, permission would need to be obtained for removal of something from the monuments besides filming and photography of the monuments.

Besides rules of J&K Ancient Monuments Preservation Act, rules of J&K Heritage Conservation and Preservation Authority have additionally been framed and being forwarded to the Law Department for vetting.

"The rules can govern the functioning of the Authority, guide in survey, listing and grading of the tangible and intangible heritage of the State", sources said.

It is pertinent to say here that a complete of forty three monuments within the State have already been declared as State Protected whereas as method for seven others goes on. the newest addition within the list of State Protected Monuments is Bamiyan kind Buddha in Kargil district. this can be maybe the primary State Protected Monument from the Ladakh region.

The Department of Archives, Archaeology and Museums has already identified 651 heritage places and monuments, which may be thought of for declaration of State Protected.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

SMC begins sterilization of dogs

Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) started the dog sterilization program within the school of Veterinary Sciences of SKUAST here these days.

Trainers Dr Sunil Chawla and Dr Amit Chaudhary who had trained the 5 veterinary doctors began with the surgery assisted by Vet and Para Vet surgeons. Seven dogs were sterilized these days. Before undergoing the surgery the stray packs were subjected to anti- rabies vaccination for immunization.

The male dogs were subjected to castration (removal of testicles) whereas feminine dogs were subjected to overiohysteriotomy (removal of uterus). The ear notching as an earmark of sterilization was performed on dogs which might determine them once released in their respective territorial zones.

The SMC plans to sterilize a minimum of thirty to forty dogs per day. The sterilization program can scale back the dog proliferation with time and it's the foremost humane methodology to curb the fast growing dog menace in town.

Director SWD reviews functioning

Director Social Welfare Jammu, M H Bhatti, reviewed the functioning of the department in district Samba here these days.

Accompanied by the officers of the Directorate of Social Welfare Jammu, Mr Bhatti, who recently took over the charge, held review meeting within the workplace of District Social Welfare Officer, who is additionally Nodal officer of the ICDS comes, Samba. All the officers of the department together with CDPOs attended the meeting.

During deliberations, Mr Bhatti stressed upon the officers to watch the functioning of Anganwadi Centres and conduct routine inspections of those centres. He directed all the officers to submit tour diaries beforehand and work done statements to the respective Programme Officers and District Social Welfare Officer. Mr Bhatti asked the CDPOs to confirm the supply of quality nutrition in all the Anganwadi Centres. He said that nutrition ought to reach up to the beneficiaries as per the prescribed scale.

The Director additionally referred to as on Deputy Commissioner, Samba Mubarak Singh and mentioned with him numerous problems relating to timely sanction and disbursement of Pre-Matric Scholarships and tendering method of nutrition things needed for Anganwadi Centres. He requested the DDC to conduct periodic review of Social Welfare department.

SKUAST K VC for participatory seed production

Vice-Chancellor, Sher-i-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-Kashmir (SKUAST-K), Dr. Tej Partap these days stressed the importance of the introduction of participatory plant breeding, participatory seed production by strengthening native seed system.

Dr. Partap created these observations whereas chairing the thirty first Zonal analysis and Extension Advisory Committee Meeting of the university these days.

The meeting was attended by Dr. Afifa S. Kamili, Director Extension Education, Dr. Shafiq Ahmad Wani Director analysis, Dr. Badrul Hassan, DRI-cum-Dean PG Studies, Dr. Farooq Ahmad Lone, Director Agriculture-Kashmir and Dr. G. A Parray Associate Director analysis (Member Secretary).

Director Agriculture, Kashmir said that his department has made thirty,000 quintals of certified seed of paddy for distribution among the farmers. He said stress has been laid on seed replacement of varied crops significantly maize and pulses.

Director analysis, SKUAST-K impressed the necessity for conserving the native biodiversity and to arrange a comprehensive set up together with market chain for Kashmiri Chilli for its conservation and utilization to profit the farming community.

National Heritage Trek Expedition

National Heritage Trek Expedition 2012 commenced these days with the primary batch of fifty trekkers flagged off by President Youth Hostels of Association of India (YHAI), M.S. Pandit.

The trekking expedition has been organised by Youth Hostels of Association of India in collaboration with Directorate of Education and Tourism Jammu, District Administration and Patnitop Developmental Authority.

While addressing the trekkers, Mr. Shafi said "we in Youth Hostelling Movement believe in "Wandering we tend to gather honey" which is why we tend to are promoting such adventurous activities throughout the world". He said that Youth Hostelling promotes the participation of youth belonging to lower middle income cluster in such activities by providing them facilities at no profit no loss basis. He said that the National Heritage Trek has brought Udhampur on the tourist map of India and is marching ahead to seek out an area within the international tourist map for journey connected activities.

He any said that it absolutely was a holistic programme aimed toward creating the trekkers physically match, mentally alert and socially helpful. He any said that a lot of interventions like understanding of the planet and also the universe, the flora and fauna, the wild life, temperament development and awareness concerning Right to data Act are added to create the programme additional helpful and additional engaging. He any said that YHAI can open additional avenues for trekking within the State just like the Mughal Route, the seven lake of Pir Panchal Ranges etc.

District Development Commissioner Udhampur, P. K Pole, said that with the exception of different edges trekking expedition can promote National Integration to a larger extent. He assured that the District Administration would offer all doable logistic support for this programme. He any asserted that YHAI ought to take initiative to reveal additional areas of the district like Dudu Basantgarh and Ramnagar for such activities.

Chairman YHAI, J&K State branch, Padam Shree S. P. Verma, explained that the programme has succeeded year when year and currently the quantity of trekkers from outside the State has increased from sixty to over 225 throughout 2012. He any said that efforts are created to encourage the foreign trekkers to participate during this programme.

State Director journey Promotion, YHAI, J & K State Branch, K. K. Gandotra explained that the trekkers can move from Udhampur to Lander in bus via Krimchi temples, Kainth Gali, Deoder Forest Panchari and then trek to Sanasar Nathatop, Patnitop, Mantalai via Karla Temple, Gauri Kund and Sudhmahadev where they're going to be sensitized concerning the Flora and Fauna of the state. mountain climbing, rappelling, cricket match and temperament development would be the a part of the programme, he added.

Among others, Chief government Officer, PDA, Dr. Raman Kesar, Chief Education Officer, O.P Sharma, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Anil Amla, officers of YHAI were gift on the occasion.

Receiving stations to be upgraded

Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Raman Bhalla these days said that the govt has earmarked Rs. 2.5 crore for augmentation of drinking water facilities at Bhawani Vihar and Basant Vihar localities, adding that the deep drill tube well is nearing completion, whereas the work of laying of water provide pipes within the uncovered areas would be completed inside a week's time.

This was stated by the Minister whereas addressing a gathering at Bhawani Vihar in Trikuta Nagar, here today.

Mr. Bhalla said for providing all infrastructural facilities and speedy development of each corner of the Bhawani Vihar and Basant Vihar, the govt has brought the areas beneath Municipal limit. He said Government was committed to supply all basic amenities to the inhabitants of each the localities like safe drinking water, regular power provide, education, healthcare, road connectivity, besides higher lanes and drains.

On the occasion, the Minister took stock of developmental desires of the world and listened to the issues of the locals. He issued on-the-spot directions to involved to require applicable action to fulfill their developmental desires. He said that Rs. 6.33 lakh has been already approved for widening of lanes by fixing iron grating over drains within the twin localities. He directed involved officers and engineers to formulate plans beneath totally different sectors for improving basic facilities in these areas.

Regarding construction of Multipurpose Hall, Mr. Bhalla referred to as upon the folks to spot the land in order that the estimate for the project might be ready for early fulfilment of their real demand. He asked the PDD to put in sufficient poles in Basant and Bhawani Vihar areas and replace wiped out wires to avoid any mishap.

The Minister informed that the govt has submitted a proposal to Central Government beneath ADB Loan-2 for upgradation of all the receiving stations in town of temples, adding that when obtaining approval from GOI, the ability infrastructure in Jammu are upgraded during a huge means. He said the govt has ready a comprehensive proposal for construction/modernization of Deeli, Bathindi, Sunjwan and Trikuta Nagar nallahs that the work would be started when conducting survey by November this year beneath ADB Loan-2 funding.

Listing the new prestigious comes being started within the Gandhi Nagar Constituency, the Minister informed that Government has earmarked Rs. eight crore for construction of five hundred seated capability totally air-conditioned auditorium close to Government ladies highschool, Gandhi Nagar.

Mr. Bhalla said directions are issued to the executing agency to complete each the comes inside stipulated time-frame for extending timely edges to the scholars and lecturers.

Two booked for fraud in relief

Crime Branch has registered a criminal case against 2 persons for getting migrant relief fraudulently.

An official spokesman said that in verification conducted on the premise of a supply report it came to fore that a seasonal allow of Gujjars/Bakerwals was issued to at least one Hamida, son of Duda of Gudvail, Anantnag, for movement in different components of the State by Tehsildar Jammu.

The verification any revealed that the Hamida got himself registered as migrant vide "D" kind No. 077277 within the year 1995 and for getting the migrant relief, he got an account opened in Canara Bank, Shalimar Road, Jammu.

As per the documents of the bank, he was introduced by Shakeel Ahmed whose account was subsequently closed within the bank.

"The account gap kind bears the photograph of another person and not of Hamida. The photograph pasted on the migrant ration card bears the photograph of constant person whose photograph is pasted on the account gap kind within the name of Hamida", the spokesman said, adding "the migrant relief quantity has been withdrawn from the account from time to time".

During the course of investigation, the statement of Hamida was recorded and he deposed that due to his sick health, he had authorised his son Abdul Rashid to stick his photograph on the account gap kind and bank pass book on his behalf and Abdul Rashid was obtaining migrant relief from the bank.

Accordingly, a proper case beneath relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Crime Branch.

Free medical camp organised

New Young Blood Organisation (NYBO) in collaboration with Government Ayurvedic Hospital, Jammu and Graucer and Weil India Ltd, organised a free medical camp at Rakh Amb Tali.

MLA Samba, Yash Paul Kundal, presided over and DC Samba, Mubarak Singh, was the Chief Guest on the occasion.

More than five hundred patients were checked up within the camp by a team of doctors together with Dr Kamal Deep Katal, Dr Vasudha and Dr Neha Rani, within the supervision of Senior Medical Officer, Government Ayurvedic Hospital, Jammu, Dr Ashok Sharma.

Speaking on the occasion, Yash Paul Kundal praised the efforts of recent Young Blood Organisation and Government Ayurvedic Hospital, Jammu for organising such sort of camps.

Among others gift were AshokVerma, Neelam Singh Sambyal, Vinodh Kumar, Vikas Mankotia, K Deshpandey, Miss Pooja Kalsi, Sumit Singh Sambyal and plenty of others.

Jammu Entertainers Season two starts

For encouraging the proficient youth of Jammu, Nav Durga Kala Manch has taken a solid step to find the talent by organizing the mega talent hunt show "JAMMU’S ENTERTAINERS" Season two within the town of temples for people who have not got an opportunity to reveal themselves.

Anybody having latent talent and possessing confidence to perform on stage and has the capability to entertain, ought to definitely be a section of ‘Jammu Entertainers’. during this mega event over five hundred halficipants are expected to require part and exhibit their talent in numerous fields, said Aaditya Bhanu, Director NDKM.

He stated that it's the sole event about to be organized that provides a basic platform for those people that have gotten a special talent of entertaining the folks of Jammu. The show isn't simply just for the singers and dancers of Jammu who are principally famous in our Jammu and most of the events were organized either for singing or dancing.

He additionally stated that this mega event isn't restricted to the boundaries of Jammu District however it's for the complete Jammu Province. it's the sole event during which there's no age limit. the most motive of this event is to supply a stage for promoting every and each talent in varied fields.

The winners can get the possibility in Video Albums, TV Advertisements and in Serials. additionally Gift Hampers, money Prizes, Mementoes would be given to the winners in every class.

The initial auditions would be held at Performing Art Studio, Tangewali Gali, Kachi Chowni, Jammu, for a few week. when short-listing the proficient youth, they'd be needed to perform at a much bigger auditorium.

First section of Audition would be persisted ten might, 2012 and free registration Forms would be obtainable from the workplace of NDKM, Performing Art Studio, Arya Public highschool, Tangewali Gali, Kachi Chowni, Jammu from might five, 2012 onwards.Pilgrim Tourism Circuit in Kashmir

Narsingh Jayanti Utsav on might four

Elaborate arrangements are created for successful conduct of Bhagwan Narsingh Ji’s Jayanti Utsav, that falls on might four.

According to Vinod Khajuria, the priest of Shri Narsingh Dev Ji Mandir, as a section of festivities the Ramayan Paath shall begin on might three at nine am and conclude on might four at nine am. Hawan shall begin at ten am and Purnahuti at twelve noon.

A Shobha Yatra of Bhagwan Narsingh Ji would be taken out throughout the city and at vi pm special pooja of Bhagwan Ji would be conducted. that might be followed by Bhajan Sandhya that shall begin from seven pm until midnight.

The organizers have appealed the devotees of Bhagwan Narsingh Ji and others to participate within the annual non secular ritual during a huge thanks to create the celebrations a grand success.

BKS provides away Lifetime Achievement Award

In a trial to acknowledge the exceptional work of excellence done by varied renowned figures, Bhartiya Kala Sangam organized an easy however spectacular operate primarily based on Life Time Achievement Award at K.L. Saigal Hall Cultural Academy complicated.

Minister for Medical and Technical Education, Youth Services and Sports, R.S. Chib was the Chief Guest on the occasion.

While speaking on the occasion, Chib appreciated the efforts of Bhartiya Kala Sangam (BKS) for launching the Life Time Achievement Award in recognition of valuable services rendered in varied field of activities. He opined that such operate must be organized at an everyday interval so the dear service given by anyone within the civil society gets adequate reorganisation.

Earlier, T.R. Sharma highlighted the assorted activities to this point organized throughout the last one year saying that BKS has been functioning for the last thirty years throughout that an outsized variety of programmes were held not solely within the state, however additionally within the different states of the country. He additionally gave details of persons who were honoured with Life Time Achievement Award.

The persons who were awarded embody Minister for Medical and Technical Education, Youth Services and Sports, R.S. Chib, IGP, Farooq Khan, further Secretary (J) Cultural Academy, Savita Bakshi, senior journalist, Sohail Kazmi, Redt, Dy. SPs, Manmohan Mahi and Kamal Sharma, Ajay Kumar, Balbir Singh, Sanjeev Gupta, Veena Honda.

Security at Railway Station reviewed

Security at Jammu Railway Station and track came up for a high level review at a gathering held at Railway Station this morning below the chairmanship of newly appointed SP Railways Shiv Kumar Sharma.

Senior officers of all security agencies, Railways administration and others participated within the security review meeting that last concerning 2 hours.

Security arrangements for upcoming annual pilgrimage of Shri Amarnath ji yatra were reviewed at the meeting. The pilgrimage is beginning on June twenty five and would continue until August two.

Authorities determined to form tight security arrangements for Amarnath yatris, who would arrive here by trains from totally different elements of the country.

Congestion and overcrowding at Railway Station additionally figured at the meeting.

Mr Sharma said some measures were mentioned and would be shortly place in place to decongest the railway station where thousands of individuals, principally the pilgrims of holy cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi ji, arrive daily.

All agencies determined to share Intelligence inputs to thwart any terror plot.

Bee Enn General Hospital conducts initial Micro Discectomy of Spine

Bee Enn General Hospital conducted initial successful Micro-Discectomy of Spine through minimally invasive surgery. to this point for this kind of surgery, patients had to travel to Chandigarh or Delhi, that used to be terribly uncomfortable and painful journey.

Dr Bias Dev, Orthopedics Surgeon at the side of Dr Farooq, operated Ashok at Bee Enn General Hospital. Patient was created to maneuver out of the bed and begin walking by an equivalent evening and among the amount of 3 days, the patient was discharged and is anticipated to resume his work by another 10 days.

Dr Bias Dev stated that in typical surgery, giant incision and additional bone resection are answerable for late recovery and delayed mobilization of patients. This makes recovery painful and longer and therefore the possibilities of complication and infections also are terribly high.

He said that the benefits of the Micro Discectomy surgery are, fast recovery because of terribly tiny incision still as no instability of the design of spine, with minimal blood loss and creating it potential for patients to resume his routine terribly quickly.

With the supply of this service at peoples door step, the hospital management feels that not solely the inconvenience are lessened for spine injury patients who travel outside the State, however the patients will have considerable financial blessings because the value of those surgeries is way less in Jammu as compared to that are obtainable outside.

Work on Jehangir Chowk Natipora flyover begins

Minister for Rural Development, Panchayat Raj, Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Ali Mohammad Sagar convened a high level officers meeting to review the continuing development works in Srinagar town and interacted with the involved officers and engineers.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Baseer Ahmad Khan, Chief Engineer R&B, Mushtaq Ahmad Lone, UEED, LAWDA design and others department participated.

The Minister stressed upon the officers and engineers to finish all the continuing comes in Srinagar town among the stipulated time already committed with the folks of Srinagar town by the Chief Minister.

The Chief Minister has already directed the involved executing agencies for restoration of the previous glory of the Srinagar town particularly the non secular places like Jamia Masjid, Naqashband Sahib, Bulbul Shah Sahib, Khankhai Moula and Dastigeer Sahib.

He asked the involved officers that Chief Minister is incredibly a lot of keen to percolate the advantages of those ongoing comes to the common folks particularly completion of Community Halls at varied places, widening of roads for swish plying of traffic, providing parking facilities, adequate water provide facilities and solve the drainage issues faced by the folks living in Shehr-i-Khas. He additionally reminded the officers of the directions of Chief Minister for making certain the road lights properly useful besides providing enjoying facilities to the budding youth within the Srinagar town.

The Minister additionally reviewed post Darbar Move traffic state of affairs and acquire feedback of the steps taken for reducing the traffic pressure on the town and removing the bottlenecks and hurdles in traffic movement. He stressed upon the officers to double their efforts to finish of these comes for reducing the traffic pressure on Srinagar town. He said traffic signal lights are being put in at main junctions during a phased manner.

Mr. Sagar disclosed that employment on the Jehangir Chowk-Natipora flyover has been started on the special directions of the Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah and hoped for timely completion of the project.

Jammu artists show opens at Mumbai Jahangir Art Gallery

An art exhibition of 3 Jammu artists started nowadays at the Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, that is taken into account united of the foremost prestigious address for exhibition of up to date art within the country.

Academically trained, the trio of 2 young painters and a sculptor, taking part within the week-long cluster show titled as 'From Facts to Values', embody Rohit Verma and therefore the artist few Milan Sharma and Vikas Khajuira.

The canvases of Rohit Verma, the senior most amongst the cluster, are continuation of his series whereby he creates a parade of dream characters depicting variations of moods and expressions. Contrary to the 'hardware world where the guts tends to become laborious, his feelingful and soothing compositions imply the colourful poignancy of human soul.

Milan Sharma's paintings on the opposite hand are expression of 'poetic fancy', a sort of act of celebration; 'the joy of living, being a fiesta of colors' where pictures from memory flow into the current moment.

Vikas Khajuria's sculptures principally in mixed materials like wood and stones, rather than about external facts, visible to any or all to ascertain, prefers to travel inwards to his artistic mind, off from the exactitude of the physical eye to represent objects as they exist, below the gaze of 'objective creative intellect'.

Talking to Excelsior, Rohit Verma said, since Mumbai is that the Mecca of art connoisseurs and critics, it's a dream of each up to date artist to exhibit and prove his mettle, here. we tend to are happy that we tend to were able to exhibit at Jahangir Art Gallery, where the conventional wait list is minimum 5 years.

115 organizations 274 centers for Amarnath Yatra registration

Shri Amarnath Barfani Langars Organizations (SABLO) held a gathering and distributed a hundred and fifteen Permission letters by Shrine Board to the members of the organizations for fitting langars throughout the forthcoming Shri Amarnath Yatra.

On the occasion, Navin Kumar Choudhary, Chief government Officer (CEO), Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB), was the chief guest, who distributed the permission letters to the langar organizations, in presence of Rajan Gupta, general secretary, Vijay Thakur, president, SABLO, Subhash Kansal, president, Om Parkash Gupta, general secretary of Shri Hanuman Sewa Sangh, Delhi, Pawan Saboo and Anand Parkash Gupta, were additionally gift.

At the outset, Rajan Gupta, general secretary, presented the welcome address and highlighted the activities of the SABLO.

Navin Kumar Choudhary, in his address informed the members that the method of registration of yatris for this year can start on might seven through 121 designated branches of J&K bank, forty nine branches of YES bank and four district cooperative banks.

He additionally informed members that recently an agreement has been reached with Posts and Telegraphs and registration of yatris are done at one hundred post offices raising the whole variety from 149 last year to 274 registration centers this year.

He additionally informed that helicopter rates are reduced by forty per cent this year and efforts are on to supply 500-700 additional medical workers together with specialist doctors to supply timely medical aid to the sick pilgrims to avoid casualties.

Vijay Thakur, president, SABLO, urged the CEO to carry joint meeting of the officers deputed to manage the yatra and therefore the camps heads of langar organizations for higher co-ordination between the officers and volunteers of NGOs for the graceful conduct of the yatra. The CEO assured that the meeting are organized before the beginning of the yatra.

Dinesh Garg of Shiv Bhakti Sewa Trust and Anand Parkash Gupta additionally addressed the gathering.

At the end, Vijay Thakur, presented vote of thanks.

Lt Gen Singh quizzed in Tatra deal

Carrying forward its probe on the bribery allegation created by Army Chief Gen V K Singh, the CBI nowadays questioned retired Lt Gen Tejinder Singh for the primary time for his alleged role within the Tatra case.

Singh fell upon the CBI headquarters this morning and was grilled at length in reference to the Tatra case because the probe to this point prompt role of some former Army officers in clearing the deal for the trucks, official sources said.

They said Singh was additionally asked to reply to the allegations levelled against him by the military Chief who claimed in his statement that the previous Lt Gen had approached him in 2010 with a bribe provide of Rs fourteen crore to clear a tranche of 600 Tatra trucks for the military.

Sources within the CBI said, Tejinder Singh was asked concerning the explanations of his visit to Army Chief's workplace on September twenty two, 2010 when the alleged bribe provide was created to Gen V K Singh.

Tejinder Singh has denied of these allegations and additionally filed a contempt case against the military Chief.

The CBI had recorded the statement of Army Chief on April twenty during which he had created the allegation against Tejinder Singh saying that he had created the provide on behalf of Ravi Rishi of Tatra trucks, the sources said.

Rishi and his company, Vectra, have additionally denied any wrong doing within the case.

CBI has registered a case in purchases of Tatra Trucks to Army on March thirty against Rishi, unknown officers of Defence Ministry and UK-based Vectra company.

The CBI sources claimed that documents showed that there was an evident hurry shown in signing the Memorandum of Understanding in mere 3 days between Tatra Sipox UK and therefore the BEML in June, 1997.

Rishi holding substantial shares in Tatra Sipox UK has denied allegations of any wrong doing.

The agency is probing alleged irregularities in assigning provide from Czechoslovakia-based Tatra, with that the agreement was originally signed in 1986, to the Tatra-Sipox UK owned by Rishi in 1997 showing it as Original Equipment Manufacturer and therefore the fully-owned subsidiary of Czech company, they said.

A CBI spokesperson had said this was against the provisions of Defence Procurement Procedure for supplying the vehicles to Indian Army on the idea of the orders placed by the Ministry of Defence.

"It is any alleged that during this manner, vehicles price thousands of crores of rupees are provided to the Indian Army. In continuation of the aforesaid conspiracy to cause undue profit to the UK-based company, the unknown officers of the Defence PSU allowed modification of currency from US dollar to Euro and any by not levying the Liquidated damages, thereby inflicting any loss of Rs thirteen.27 crores," the CBI had said.

HC adjourns hearing in encounter involving Army chief

The State High Court nowadays adjourned the hearing of the alleged faux encounter case involving the designate Chief of Army workers, Lieutenant General Bikram Singh, who was Brigadier 1-Sector Rashtriya Riffles of Army in south Kashmir when the encounter occurred, by one week.

Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir adjourned the case until might ten when the State Government counsel, Advocate Nissar Hussain Shah, informed the Court that the objections filed by Senior Superintendent of Police, Anantnag within the case be taken on board as that of the State Government still.

Earlier on April eleven, the High Court had granted one week's time to the State Government to file objections when the Deputy Advocate General of the State, Alaudin Ganai, prayed that point be given to the State Government to file objections.

SSP Anantnag has pleaded before the court that the petitioners never approached them with the plea seeking reinvestigation of the case.

The police report has additionally rubbished the claim that the encounter at Janglat Mandi was faux saying the death of 2 civilians, a military officer and a soldier were facts to the contrary.

Defence Ministry had already submitted their objections to the petition filed by Zaituna, who has alleged that her son Abdullah Bhat, a resident of Macchil in Kupwara district, was killed during a faux encounter at Anantnag city in March 2001 and later branded as a Pakistani militant 'Mateen Chacha'.

According to the objections filed by the Defence Ministry, Lt Gen Singh, who was then a Brigadier commanding the one Sector Rashtriya Rifles in south Kashmir, was returning to Anantnag when visiting varied Army units.

Later, when the military convoy stopped at Janglat Mandi in Anantnag, a militant disguised as a beggar opened indiscriminate fireplace upon the Armymen.

The dead included Colonel J P Jam, the then Commanding Officer of an area RR unit, Sepoy Ganesh Kumar, Muhammad Shafi son of Abdul Rasheed of Hazratbal-Anantnag, and Abdul Ahad Sheikh son of Ghulam Muhammad Sheikh of Janglat Mandi-Anantnag.

Another person was killed within the retaliatory action of the military and police later 'identified' him as a resident of Pakistan.

The counsels for the Defence Ministry, Advocate Karnail Wazir Singh {and the|and therefore the|and additionally the} petitioner Advocate Zaffar Ahmad Qureshi were also gift within the court.

World Bank aided project machinery rotting in KGP

The machinery procured for the multi-crore rupees World Bank aided project for leather technology course in Jammu and Kashmir is rotting for past seven years in Kashmir Government Polytechnic, Srinagar.

The machinery was purchased by the State Procurement Implementation Unit (SPIU) between 2004 and 2007 for over Rs five crores and was dumped within the painting booth that was additionally purchased at the value of crores of rupees for providing sensible coaching to the scholars of automobile branch within the KGP, Srinagar.

The Leather Technology course was started by the department of Technical Education with World Bank funding its machinery with the target of boosting the leather trade within the State that raw material is instantly obtainable.

The course was started in KGP, Srinagar with the intake capability of forty students per year so the youth of the State will begin their own units as this trade has ton of potential within the State.

The machinery was procured by the SPIU on the requisition of then In-Charge Principal of the KGP, Srinagar, Tuha Andrabi, who is presently In-Charge Joint Director, Polytechnics. when procuring the machinery it absolutely was not put in in any respect inflicting huge losses to the State exchequer and with the changing technology the machinery has currently become obsolete and carrier of many students has been ruined over the years.

For past nine years solely thirteen students, with seven in 2006, five in 2007 and one in 2008, passed out from the KGP, Srinagar in Leather Technology course. Sources said that every one the thirteen pass outs couldn't notice any job within the State and had to travel for any coaching in Leather Technology outside the State thanks to poor quality coaching within the KGP, Srinagar before obtaining employment.

However, the Leathery Technology department within the KGP, Srinagar has 2 lecturers, one demonstrator, one instructor, one attendant and 2 orderlies who are drawing lakhs of rupees as salary for sitting idle.

The KGP, Srinagar admits forty students for the Leather Technology each year and when initial year the scholars are forced to shift to different branches with the result the department has become defunct by currently.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

SAYSS holds meet

To take stock of the case with regard to the non-implementation of an agreement reached out between the Samiti and also the Government approach back within the year 2008, a gathering of the chief body of Shri Amarnath Yatra Sangrash Samiti (SAYSS) was convened at Geeta Bhawan underneath the chairmanship of Brigadier Suchet Singh, convener of the Samiti.

During the meeting, the implementation of the agreement was mentioned threadbare and also the members expressed their anguish over the apathetic angle of the govt.. it had been unanimously resolved to require immediate steps to handle the problems already agreed within the agreement.

Meanwhile, Brigadier Suchet Singh expressed his want to alleviate him from the responsibility of convener, that the body members unanimously accepted and in his place Pawan Kumar was entrusted to require over the charge of the convener.

Those who attended the meeting were Romesh Sabharwal, Prof Narender Singh, Dev Raj Baru, Jagdish Dogra and lots of others.

May Day in Jammu Kashmir

In reference to the planet could Day, functions, rallies and protests were held here these days. Daily wagers, workers, Anganwadi staff and helpers and labourers raised protest in support of their demands. They impressed upon the State Government to satisfy their demands.

Addressing a rally at Regal Chowk, Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), state President and MLA Kulgam, Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami said that the operating category continues to suffer within the trendy times. He said the operating category has been subjected to differing types of ill-treatment at the operating place. 

Tarigami said the woes of labourers, who are engineers of economic prosperity, are on the rise. He underlined the need for wider unity among the operating folks for reversing the disastrous neo liberal economic policies. He said there's no space for any illusion, adding that solely united struggle of the toilers will force the govt. and employers to concede the real demands of the operating folks.

Tarigami wasn't allowed to require out a protest rally from Sher-i-Kashmir park and stopped by the police close to the Regal Chowk whereas heading towards the most areas of the town centre.

Meanwhile, thousands of Anganwadi staff and helpers, ASHA staff, PDD daily wagers, Horticulture Non-Gazatted workers Union, Agriculture daily wagers and casual staff union, Kishan Ganga Power Project, floriculture casual labourers union, SKICC workers union, Aircel Land Ousters and Security Guards staff Union', Jammu and Kashmir medical and Sales Representatives Association gathered at Sher-i-Kashmir to watch 'May Day. 

The protesters were carrying banners, placards and shouting slogans demanding concrete measures to contain price-rise, creation of employment, strict enforcement of basic labour laws, social security for toilers, abolition of contractual operating system, change of Minimum Wages Act and fixation of statutory minimum wage of not but Rs ten,000 per month and pension for all.

Addressing a could Day rally organized by Jammu and Kashmir Coordination Committee of Trade Unions (JKCCTU), Mohammad Maqbool President, JKCCTU said that anti-working policies are being dictated by the imperialist finance capital. He said this has created an enormous gap between the poor and also the wealthy.

"The sky rocketing of the costs, rising unemployment and corruption at high places have created the lives of operating category folks miserable. Policies of outsourcing, privatization and casualization of jobs have created matters worse and there's no one who would explore this side of the exploitation of the operating category," said Maqbool.

Rallies were additionally organized by Mazdoor Union, Jammu and Kashmir Trade Union Centre and Casual staff Association of SKIMS-Bemina in reference to the planet could Day. many labourers from across the valley participated in these rallies.

Bhalla releases Preet Lari Maa Sheran Wali

Stressing on strengthening of State's wealthy, floristic, ethos, amity and brotherhood, Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation, Raman Bhalla these days underlined the necessity for unified approach by all to attain peace and progress. 

Mr Bhalla was releasing 2 books of Mohan Dogra included 'Preet Lari' and 'Maa Sheran Wali' at perform organized by Nami Dogri Sanstha at K L Sehgal hall at Abhinab Theatre 

Senior Advocate Sham Sunder Lehar, extra Secretary Cultural Academy,. Savita Bakshi, President Nami Dogra Sanstha Harish Kaila, renowned artists Yash Pal Yash besides writers, poets and artists in giant numbers were gift on the occasion. 

Mr. Bhalla said that the cultural diversity of the State and richness of literature in numerous languages have contributed plenty in developing love bonds between varied cultures and areas. He said that literature speaks a couple of civilization and is wealthy historic treasure to understand very well concerning the life type of a folks and also the space. 

The Minister said that 'Preet Lari' and 'Maa Sheran Wali' are the collections of Dogri poetries and Bhajans that are absolute to produce interests within the literary circles. 

The Minister greeted the Mohan Dogra and Nami Dogri Sanstha for developing with such variety of books to spice up the Dogri through their write ups. He lauded the trouble of author for bringing out terribly helpful and informative books, saying it'll equip the readers with all relevant data of the Dogri poetries and Maa Saheran Wali Bhajans. He said journals of this sort are would like of the hour to guide younger generation concerning their culture significantly towards gainful tutorial and skilled fields as per their aptitude, talent and interest. 

He stressed on translation of the books additionally and said that such books ought to reach to plug so the folks will browse them because the books are a watch opener and might take away the darkness type one's life.

RSS releases Shikshaamritam

Rashtriya Sanskrit Sanstan (RSS), Ranbir Campus, these days released departmental magazine of the department of Education specifically "Shikshaamritam".

On the occasion, Prof Yash Pal Khajuria, Principal, was the Chief Guest, who released the magazine. The magazine anthologises the analysis papers, articles and different items of literary and tutorial writings by academics and students of the department.

While speaking, Prof Khajuria, said that the magazine wouldn't solely become a medium of expression for the scholars and academics, however additionally emerge as a number one tutorial journal for analysis activities.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof M Chander Sekhar, Head of the Department of Education, expressed hope that following issue of the magazine would be carrying the ISSN variety.

The editorial board of the magazine includes of Prof M Chandra Sekhar, Dr Nagendra Jha, Dr Srigovinda Pandey, Manish Kumar Chandak, Dr Sagarika Nanda and Paramesh Kumar Sharma.

Kargil students hold protest against LAHDC

All Kargil Students Association Jammu (AKSAJ) held a protest demonstration against Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) for its failure to supply hostel facility to the scholars learning in Jammu.

Students from Kargil assembled underneath the banner of All Kargil Students Association Jammu (AKSAJ) outside Kargil House, Bahu Plaza and raised slogans against LAHDC, for not providing hostel facility to them.

Addressing the gathering, Shakeel Ahmed, president, AKSAJ, said that their association held many conferences with Qamar Ali Akhoon, Minister for CAPD and Transport, relating to this issue and every time he promised the scholars to supply hostel facility at the earliest.

While speaking, Mohd Abuzar, lambasted the Minister for his inability in redressing the difficulty and added that administration generally and CEC above all don't seem to be able to fulfill the said demands of the scholars.

The association has served seven days ultimatum to the administration and Transport Minister to satisfy their demands, otherwise face dire consequences.

Govt not serious to redress desires of displaced community

All India Kashmiri Pandit Conference (AIKPC) said that the govt. isn't serious to redress the short-term desires and necessities of the displaced community.

In a statement issued here by Hriday Nath Jatoo, president, AIKPC, said that even when 2 weeks not one commitment created by the Chief Minister to the Apex Committee has been fulfilled.

He said that CM within the meeting has declared that he can expedite the appointment of Kashmiri Pandit job aspirants, who are on the waiting list, increase the money help to the displaced Kashmiri Hindus and introduce the ordinance of the temple shrine bill.

He appealed all the leading KP organizations as well as Panun Kashmir to place their heads along and build a joint strategy on short term demands for mitigating the miseries of displaced Kashmiri Pandits.

AIKPC created a dedicated attractiveness to the complete Kashmiri Pandit community to chart out future course of action for settling in Kashmir with honour and dignity at an area where there are provided constitutional guarantees and safeguards.

Tara Chand conducts Srinagar town tour

Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand these days conducted tour of Srinagar town and interacted with traders, senior voters and shopkeepers. He additionally visited Lal Chowk and Budshah Chowk.

The Deputy Chief Minister issued on spot orders for beautification of Lal Chowk and Budshah Chowk and its pavements. He directed Commissioner, Srinagar Municipal Corporation for installation of dirt bins within the areas and to make sure full sanitation of entire town.

Mr. Tara Chand additionally visited Sangarmall searching complicated where he interacted with senior voters, traders and representative of varied shopkeeper associations.

Earlier, the Deputy Chief Minister chaired a gathering at Banquet Hall to debate varied steps being taken by Srinagar Municipal Corporation for beautification of Srinagar town.

The meeting was attended among others by traders, varied associations of shopkeepers, hotels and different senior officers.

The meeting mentioned threadbare varied problems as well as sanitation, conservation of Dal Lake and shifting of Dal dwellers, sewerage and drainage issues, facilities to tourists, swish functioning of street lights, widening of varied town roads as well as Boulevard road etc.

The Deputy Chief Minister said that an quantity of Rs. fifteen crore is being spent for contemporary drainage system in Srinagar town to resolve the matter of water logging. He said that variety of steps have already been taken for the beautification of Srinagar town particularly in reference to sanitation. He additional said that variety of STPs have already been completed. He said that shifting of Dal dwellers to newly established colony is underneath progress and also the land vacated by them would be included with Dal Lake.

He directed Commissioner, Srinagar Municipal Corporation to make sure the right functioning of street lights, adding it's the responsibility of all stakeholders to cooperate with the govt. machinery for the conservation of world famous Dal Lake that plays a serious role in attracting the tourists everywhere the planet.

However, Mr. Tara Chand stressed for the congenial atmosphere and said the peace is imperative for not solely overall development of the State however additionally boosting the tourism sector within the State which provides plenty of employment opportunities to the educated unemployed youth.

Shamsheer takes over as SSP Poonch

A 1999 batch KPS officer Shamsheer Hussain these days took over as new SSP Poonch in place of Ashkoor Wani, who had recently been posted as SSP Udhampur.

Shamsheer Hussain was posted as SP Bandipora and SP Operations before his posting as SSP Jammu. He was credited with handling 2010 summer unrest in Kashmir terribly tactfully.

After seizing as SSP Poonch, Shamsheer met distinguished voters and media persons.

Ashkoor Wani was given a heat farewell by the folks on his posting as SSP Udhampur.

SDPO Nagrota Faisal Qureshi was additionally given a grand farewell by the folks on his transfer as DySP Traffic National Highway when concerning 3 years stint at Nagrota.

Lecture on Micro Hydro Electrical Projects

Indian Institute of Public Administration, J&K Regional branch organised a lecture on ‘Micro-Hydro electrical Projects’ here these days.

The Concept paper was browse by Chief Engineer (Retd), PN Daftri.

Member, State Electricity Regulatory Commission, DS Pawar was the Chief Guest on the occasion, who additionally presided over the perform.

In his presidential address, Pawar noticed that non-electrified villages are within the troublesome terrain or located within the remote and much flung areas of the State, that are creating the method of electrification terribly expensive and un-reliable. therefore it's higher to affect these villages through decentralized generation schemes like Mini- Micro Hydel comes.

He added that 2 issues required to be solved, one capital price, that should be kept as low as attainable by use of standardized hardware and native engineering and also the different smart load issue, that should be high enough to form project viable.

Earlier, welcoming the guests, Vikrant Kuthiala introduced the topic.

Chief Engineer, Power Development Corporation, Ashok Koul, highlighted the role of PDC in identification, investigation and allotment of tiny Hydel comes to IPPs. He additionally stated the supportive role of PDC in serving to IPPs acquire varied clearances as well as acquisition of land.

The perform concluded with vote of thanks by Vikram Gour.

Prominent among people who attended the perform included chairman, IIPA, Regional Branch J&K, Ashok Bhan, secretary IIPA, JBS Johar, Ex Administration Municipal Commissioner, Jammu, VN Sharma and lots of others.

Shri Amarnath Yatra Weather forecasting facilities to be upgraded

To ensure higher forecasting of weather scenario for the sleek conduct of Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2012, many initiatives are being taken.

This was disclosed in a very meeting at Raj Bhavan, Srinagar held underneath the Chairmanship of Navin K. Choudhary, Principal Secretary to the Governor and Chief government Officer, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB). Among others, Sonam Lotus, Head of the Meteorological Department participated within the meeting.

It was disclosed that the Meteorological Department is within the method of creating 3 Advanced Warning Systems (AWS) every at the bottom Camps at Baltal and Pahalgam in addition as at the Holy Cave. this can offer higher and a lot of correct prediction of probably weather on a given date. The Meteorological Department has additionally set to put in weather show board at the Nunwan Base Camp in addition as at Baltal Base Camp for the good thing about Yatris. 

It was additionally set that the Meteorological Department can offer instant warning relating to any weather connected disturbances to any or all authorities involved through SMS Service.

Mr. Sonam Lotus informed that the Department is within the method of creating Doppler Radar at Srinagar that the procurement method is at a complicated stage. Once established, this can offer an enormous facility for a lot of correct weather prediction within the Kashmir Valley. this can profit not solely the Yatra however to the overall plenty in Kashmir Valley throughout the year.

Abrogation of Article 370 for industrial progress

Former Union minister and MLA Jammu West, Prof Chaman Lal Gupta, has said that for the complete growth and promotion of business during this a part of the country, abrogation of Article 370 from J&K was should.

Speaking to the Excelsior on the sidelines of a perform organized at the Chamber Bhawan on seizing the charge by newly elected body led by Y V Sharma here these days, Prof Gupta said that for the complete growth and promotion of business within the State, abrogation of Article 370 was should. No huge industrialist would really like to speculate here with the long run policy underneath such a law/ bindings. Some industrialists came here and showed interest to speculate only for the lure of incentives. 

"Let the incentives be stopped they're going to finish up and return. this manner the State isn't planning to take a lot of advantage. Our youth won't be able to get secured job for any long. the govt. cannot supply a lot of jobs once you have over six lakh unemployed educated youth within the State. Let the Indian Constitution flow freely during this a part of the country and then see the response of the industrialists from outside", Prof Gupta maintained.

The State Government can have to be compelled to suppose on the lines to {supply|to produce} uninterrupted twenty four hour power supply to the business. a lot of facilities and favourable and industry- friendly atmosphere is required to be created that remains missing. Traders are faced with plenty of issues that are nonetheless to be removed. 

"I hope new team that is capable and experienced, would consider the most important problems with the traders and industrialists and find them addressed in close to future. Our support can forever be there to the Chamber team and also the trading community", stated Prof Gupta.

Earlier, re-elected Chamber president Y V Sharma, secretary general Arun Gupta (younger brother of Prof Chaman Lal Gupta), senior vp Sham Lal Langar, junior vp, Anil Gupta, secretary Deepak Aggarwal and treasurer Bharat Bhushan Gupta, were garlanded profusely and facilitated by the unions of the many markets/ Bazar associations and individual businessmen and industrialists. many distinguished persons of the town were additionally gift. 

Devinder Singh Rana, Political Advisor to Chief Minister, additionally visited the Chamber House and extended greetings to the newly elected team. He spent your time with the elected body and offered full support from the govt. to the present premier body of traders. 

Y V Sharma told media-persons that he would consider the necessary problems with the traders and industrialists and take a look at to return up to their expectations. He said early completion of Jammu beautification comes as well as Gandola from Mubarikmandi, artificial lake, parks at the Tawi banks, extra fly-overs/ specific ways that, creation of a lot of parking heaps are going to be their priority. The team can move ahead in consultation and take a look at to search out resolution to the varied problems with the community. 

Mr Sharma said the complete team has taken over the charge of the new workplace these days and it might work sort of a single unit for the welfare of the members of trade and business.