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Arms, ammunition found near LoC in Rajouri
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RAJOURI, Aug 16: An army on Thursday claimed to have found a huge cache of arms and ammunition near the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri. According to reports, a search operation was launched by an army in Jhanjar area of Rajouri, during which an ammunition was found. Earlier a soldier was injured when an infiltration bid was foiled by the army. “A large forest area has been surrounded. The operation is still on to ensure that no militant is hiding in the dense jungle,” news gatherer quoted defense source as saying....
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Security heightened in Jammu ahead of I-Day
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JAMMU, Aug 14: Tight security arrangements were put in place on Tuesday across Jammu division on the eve of Independence Day. “Security has been strengthened at all vital installations, including government buildings and religious places, to maintain a tight vigil to ensure a peaceful and violence free Independence Day,” officials said today. While in Jammu and adjoining areas three-tier security arrangements were in place, fool-proof security arrangements were made in all district headquarters and major towns in the division. “Continuous and random frisking of vehicles is going on as part of the security plan across the division. Cooperation from civilians travelling in any vehicle will not only lead to completion of frisking process of vehicles in shortest possible time but will also ...
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Batch of 346 pilgrims leaves Jammu
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JAMMU, Aug 9: A fresh batch of 346 pilgrims left the Bhagwati Nagar base camp here today for the holy cave shrine in the south Kashmir Himalayas, a police official said. The yatra commenced from the twin routes of Baltal in Ganderbal and Pahalgam in Anantnag district on June 28. So far, over 2.75 lakh pilgrims had paid their obeisance at the cave shrine. Yesterday, 659 pilgrims paid obeisance at the holy cave, the official said, adding that till date 2,75,125 pilgrims have had darshan. The yatra is scheduled to conclude on August 26 coinciding with the Raksha Bandhan festival. In the meanwhile on the 43rd day of the ongoing Yatra, 1134 Yatris paid obeisance at the holy cave. Till date 2,76,259 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the holy cave....
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Huge cache of arms, ammunition recovered in Poonch
Anubhav Misri
POONCH, Aug 9: Security forces Thursday claimed to have busted a militant hideout and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition in Kath Panjal nala in Savjiyan Chapriyan area of Poonch district. Official reports said, “Acting proactively on a tipoff, joint teams of the 22 MLI of army and J&K Police launched search operations in the arduous topography of Kath Panjal nala in general area Chapriyan, Poonch district and busted a militant hideout of arms and ammunition today.” The cache included one AK-56 Rifle with three magazines, one 7.62 rifle of foreign origin, five pistols (9 mm) with seven empty magazines, one revolver, one AK-47 bayonet, four empty AK-47 magazines, 14 grenades, two water bottles, four carry bags, 273 rounds of AK 47 rifle, 97 rounds of AK 56 rifle, 31 rounds of ...
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JK Bank holds customer meet in Kulgam
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JAMMU, Aug 9: J&K Bank conducted a Customer Meet in Kulgam at Townhall premises in which a large number of customers from Kulgam town participated. On the occasion, leading a team from Zonal Office South-II, Zonal Head Fayaz Ahmed Bhat addressed the participants and discussed various issues concerning the bank’s customers and the public at large. Zonal Head briefed the participants about the bank’s future plans in the area and assured customers of every possible support from the Bank. He promised to work further towards the hassle-free delivery of services in the zone through customized solutions, digital products and information dissemination about banking and finance. The participants also spoke and raised many important issues which were responded on the spot. They also made few sug...
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J&K Bank donates ambulance to IIT Jammu
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JAMMU, Aug 9: Extending its support further to student well-being in the state, J&K Bank under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) program provided an ambulance to the Indian Institute of Technology, Jammu. Chairman Parvez Ahmed handed over the keys of Ambulance to the Director IIT Jammu Dr Manoj Gaur in presence of Vice Chancellor, Central University, Jammu, Prof. Ashok Aima, IIT faculty and senior officers of the Bank. The Bank provided the ambulance for on-campus assistance and well-being of student fraternity in the upcoming campus of IIT, Jammu at Jagti Nagrota. Speaking on the bank’s recent CSR initiatives towards students’ welfare, J&K Bank Chairman Parvez Ahmed said, “J&K Bank is an important stakeholder in the development of state and creating opportunities where industr...
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Shabbir Khan visit in Sunderbani
Zorawar Singh
SUNDERBANI, Aug 9: Shabbir Khan , the newly elected District president of Congress was accorded a warm welcome by the people of Sunderbani on his first arrival to the town after being elected as a District president of Indian National Congress from Rajouri . A large number of congress workers including workers of parental party and the youth of area rejoiced the occasion by raising slogans of Indian National congress . Shabbir khan while addressing the gathering asked them to gear up for the coming muncipal and panchayati elections with full enthisiasm and ceaseless zeal . The people have understood the hollow slogans and fake promises of the previous government and the secular amd developmemt oriented policy of indian national congress is the only one which can take this state towa...
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DIG reviews crime scenario
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KATHUA, Aug 9: Bhim Sen Tuti, DIG JKS Range on Wednesday visited Kathua and reviewed crime scenario in a meeting held at District Police Headquarters Kathua. Shridhar Patil, SP Kathua and other officers were present in the meeting. DIG JKS Range during meeting issued directions to all Supervisory Officers and SHOs of District Kathua for effective supervision and quality investigation of cases to ensure justice. He advised officers to improve procedures in crime investigation to bring more transparency and effectiveness in police functioning. DIG JKS Range also directed all supervisory officers to conduct regular crime meetings with their investigating officers to make flawless investigation of the cases and bring these cases to their logical conclusion....
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Bovines smuggling bids foiled, 21 cattle rescued, 3 arrested
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JAMMU, Aug 9: Nagrota Police under ‘Operation Kamdhenu' foiled bovines smuggling bids by rescuing 21 cattle and arresting three persons. As per police sources, on specific information, a team from Nagrota Police Station laid a naka near Khanpur and signaled a Srinagar bound truck bearing registration number PB06M-8698 to stop for checking. On seeing police cops, the driver accelerated the vehicle and tried to escape, but the cops intercepted the truck after a brief chase. During checking, police rescued 17 cattle from the vehicle and arrested two persons, who have been identified as Gafoor Mohammad, son of Hanief Mohammad, a resident of District Chamba Himachal Pradesh and Shakil Ahmed, son of Mohammad Sawaru, a resident of Talwara, District Reasi. Meanwhile, on reliable information...
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MV International School celebrates Quit India Day
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JAMMU, Aug 9: MV International School organized a guest lecture on the eve of ‘Quit India Day’. The speaker of the lecture was Pooja Parihar who is presently working as Assistant Professor (History) in Government College for Women, Parade Jammu. In her lecture, Parihar discussed the history of Quit India Movement or Bharat Chodo Andolan, Civil Disobedience Movement and what are the results and significance of Quit India Day. Quit India Day was truly a turning point in India’s Struggle for freedom. Father of the Nation, Gandhiji gave a call to mases and urged them to raise their voice against British and asked them to ‘Quit India’. Earlier, K.L.Dogra, Principal MVIS briefed the students to create awareness about the historic day in India’s struggle for Independence.Indu Kapoor, Adminis...
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Bereaved family of youth killed at Farooq's residence calls on BAJ
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JAMMU, Aug 9 : Bereaved family members of Syed Murfad Shah, who was killed at the Farooq Abdullah residence in Bhathindi, today called on the J&K High Court Bar Association, Jammu. The members narrated the unfortunate incident leading to the death of young Syed, besides, explaining the glaring discrepancies in the story narrated by the police for consumption of public at large vis-à-vis the killing of Syed Murfad Shah in the heavily guarded residence of Ex-Chief Minister Dr. Farooq Abdullah at Bhathindi, Jammu. They explained facts and circumstances leading to his death and reluctance of police in lodging FIR despite repeated requests by the family members. They further explained that they are being forced to move from Pillar to post in getting the incident investigated fairly. They ...
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'Healthy India Stronger India' organises Jammu Darshan
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JAMMU, Aug 9: : Healthy India Stronger India (HISI) organised a free educational tour of Jammu City, for its students. The troupe of 20 students along with the executive members of HISI was flagged off by Hira Lal Abrol, Chairman Healthy India Stronger India, from Indira Chowk. First destination of the program was the ‘Hari Niwas Palace'. Here the children admired the heritage associated with the grandeur of this royal place. They were mesmerized to see the museum and enjoyed scenic bounties from the park of ‘Amar Mahal'. Healthy India Stronger India upholds secular values and it trains students irrespective of their castes and religions. Sole objective at this NGO is ‘Development for all'. The tour then moved to ‘Shiv Temple-Peerkho' were they all prayed to the almighty to bestow hap...
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SHRC issues notice to police over killing of youth at Farooq 's residence
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JAMMU, Aug 9: Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (JKSHRC) has taken suo-moto cognizance of the killing of a person inside the residence of former chief minister and Member of Parliament Farooq Abdullah last week and directed the police to submit report by next month. Syeed Murfad Shah (25), a resident of Chinore locality in the outskirts of Jammu, was killed on Saturday when he drove his vehicle into the heavily fortified residence of the former chief minister before being shot dead by security personnel there. "JKSHRC has taken suo-motto cognizance on a news report regarding death of a youth who was gunned down by the security personnel guarding the private residence of former chief minister of J&K at Bhathindi, Jammu on 4 August, a spokesman of the commission said here. ...
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DC Jmu reviews development, services scenario in Akhnoor
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JAMMU, Aug 9: Deputy Commissioner, Ramesh Kumar today reviewed the development and services scenario in border Tehsil Akhnoor here at a meeting of line departments. The meeting was attended by SDM Akhnoor Gopal Singh, SE Hydraulic Circle Jammu Jagdish Singh Chib, Xen PHE Akhnoor Sunil Ganjoo, Xen Flood Control Akhnoor SR Shukla besides senior officers of Health, PDD, Municipality, Social Welfare, Housing Board and other line departments. The DC instructed the officers of PHE to take effective measures to overcome the scarcity of drinking water in Akhnoor town and adjoining areas. He also directed the PDD department to improve power scenario and keep close check on the pilferage of electricity. Reviewing progress on development projects, he directed executing agency Housing Board to ...
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I-day arrangements finalized at Kishtwar
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KISHTWAR, Aug 9: District Development Commissioner Angrez Singh Rana today chaired a meeting of district and sectoral officers to finalise the arrangements for the smooth and enthusiastic celebration of Independence Day 2018. It was decided that the main function shall be organized at Parade Ground where the Chief Guest would hoist the tricolor and take the salute of March Past contingents comprising JKP, JKAP, CRPF, NCC, NSS and School children. It was informed that schools students and cultural troupes would present a cultural programme on patriotic and educative themes. The day will start with the playing of Shahnai Vadan by the Information Department in the wee hours. Other necessary arrangements were also finalized which include seating arrangements, barricading, stage decoration...
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DC reviews arrangements for annual yatras
BHADERWAH, Aug 9: District administration Doda today discussed arrangements for annual yatras, festivals and fairs celebrated locally here at a meeting chaired by Deputy Commissioner, Simrandeep Singh. The arrangements for Annual Holy Kailash Yatra, Machail Yatra, Mani Mahesh Yatra, Shri Krishan Janmastmi and Mela Pat 2018 were discussed in detail with civil society members, representatives of religious organizations and local administration here at Bhadarwah. President Sanathan Dharam Sabha Bhaderwah informed the meeting about the dates and schedule of forthcoming Yatras in the district and sought cooperation from District administration in making foolproof arrangements. The forthcoming Yatras, as informed by the president SDS, include Machail Yatra, 1st and 2nd Mani Mahesh...
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MLA Mubarak Gul calls on Advisor Ganai
SRINAGAR, Aug 9: MLA Eidgah, Mubarak Gul today called on Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmd Ganai and apprised him with various issues regarding his constituency. During the meeting, the MLA urged the Advisor to take up the much needed macadamization works in his constituency at an earliest so that commuters do not face difficulties during travelling. He also sought Government’s intervention in smooth execution of Jhelum beautification programme, besides, concretization of irrigation canals and installation of irrigation pumps in rural areas of his constituency. For smooth traffic management, the MLA asked the Advisor to clear the bottlenecks and to expedite construction work of bridges in his constituency. The Advisor assured the MLA that all his genuine demands would be addresse...
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Advisor Ganai urges for proactive approach, self-reliance to develop strong society
SRINAGAR, Aug 9: Urging people to be self-reliant, the Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today called upon civil society to partner the Government in the implementation of various public welfare schemes. The Advisor (G) expressed these views while interacting with various public delegations here. The delegations included Kashmir Hotel and Restaurant Owners, Civil Society Tral, All India National Awardee Teachers State Unit, J&K, parents of autistic children, OBCs delegation and others. The Advisor said that the Government has envisaged a broad roadmap for the holistic development of the State. He said Government has initiated various State as well as Central sponsored schemes to develop the infrastructure in the State. However, the Government needs support from various stak...
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Regional Dir S&LR reviews digitization of revenue record at Sunderbani
RAJOURI, Aug 9: Regional Director Survey & Land Records Peer Panchal Showkat Hussain Kazmi today conducted inspection of Revenue Records at Tehsil offices Sunderbani, Beripatan and Siot. The inspection was conducted in presence of ADC Sunderbani Gurmukh Singh, Tehsildars Sunderbani, Beripatan and Siot along with Naib Tehsildars and Patwaris. Earlier he reviewed the progress on updation of Jamabandis at a meeting of Revenue Officers/Officials. He stressed for maintaining of quality while writing of Jamabandis. Regional Director asked for completing all basic work to expedite the Digitization of the Land record. While reviewing the status of Khasra Girdawris, Kazmi issued instructions to Tehsildars and Naib Tehsildars to closely monitor the compilation of the record to avoid any land...
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SSA teachers’ stages protest to demand implementation of 7th pay commission
SRINAGAR, Aug 9: SSA teachers held a protest demonstration here in Srinagar demanding the implementation of 7th pay commission. The teachers from various district of Kashmir valleys assembled here in Sher-e-Kashmir Park and chanted slogans against the government for not fulfilling their demands. The protesting teachers demanded implementation of 7th pay commission for SSA teachers, head teachers and Masters under RMSA. They said that families of over 40,000 teachers were suffering mental trauma due to non-implementation of 7th Pay Commission, and failure of Government to streamline their salaries. One of the teacher said that, “teachers have been protesting for their demands but authorities have failed to act. “The Governments in the past made three committees to look into the mat...
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Society needs to recognize, value hard work put in by labour class: Saroori
JAMMU, Aug 9: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC), Vice President and MLA Inderwal, Ghulam Mohammad Saroori said society needs to recognize and value hard work put in by the labour class and added that all parties should without any politics should be committed to their socioeconomic uplift. Saroori was speaking at a daylong awareness camp, organized by Labour Department at Mugalmaidan which witnessed a large gathering of building and other construction workers, contractors and other working classes of the society. He said the administration should do everything possible to address the needs of the down trodden and labour class, adding that they are essential components of the society. He said that various initiatives and schemes are being formulated so that this very i...
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LAHDC Kargil Elections
238 candidates file nominations: DC Kargil
KARGIL, Aug 9: 238 nomination papers have been received by various Returning Officers for the 4rd General Elections to Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, (LAHDC) Kargil. For monitoring the election process the Deputy Commissioner Kargil has been appointed as Election Authority and Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Kargil as Election Officer. The DC said that during the period of filing of nominations from 01 August 2018 to 08 August 2018, 238 nomination papers were received by various Returning Officers and their scrutiny of nominations will be held on today. He further added that as per the notification issued by the Ladakh Affairs Department, last date for withdrawal of nominations is 11 August 2018 while as polling will be conducted on 27th August, 2018 and date of counting ...
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Dead body found in Poonch
ANUBHAV MISRI
POONCH, Aug 9: The body of a government employee on Thursday morning recovered at Betar nallah here. Police said,” Today, a dead body of one Inder Kumar son of Birbal resident of Ward number 12, Poonch was recovered from Mangnar river under mysterious circumstances.” He was serving in the medical department and is presently deployed in PHC Mangnar. The exact cause of his death was not yet known. However, police registered a case in this connection and started investigation....
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Samba police detained notorious criminal, drug peddler Under PSA
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JAMMU, Aug 9: Samba police today detained notorious criminal, drug peddler Under PSA. The arrested drug peddler has been indentified as Shiv Raj Singh @ Raju son of Isher Singh of Gurha Slathia Tehsil Vijaypur District Samba, age 26 yrs who is involved in number of criminal activities and is a great threat to the life and liberty of the people of Samba District particularly Vijaypur town, a special team of P/S Vijaypur under the overall supervision of Dr. Koshal Kumar Sharma, SSP Samba and under close supervision of Baljeet Singh, SDPO Vijaypur and Inspr. Rajinder Sharma, SHO P/S Vijaypur was constituted and the arrest of the said accused person was affected. The motive of the subject is not only to create terror among the peaceful and law abiding citizens of the town but also to...
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Wafa stresses upon youth to play role in scripting a new future
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JAMMU, Aug 9 : Stressing upon the youth to play an important role in scripting a new future of the state by involving them selves in various developmental and business activities to realise their aim and showcase their talent, Senior PDP Youth leader and chairman Wafa foundation Parvez Wafa has said that youth are facing an identity crises and our aim is to involve them in the system so that their talent and energies are channelized and given respectable space to ensure a change on ground. He was speaking in a function during an inauguration of Rob Roy Saloon at Shiva ji Chowk Nanak Nagar Jammu. He said that youth are confronted with lot of challenges and our aim is to provide them opportunities in political , social , democratic and developmental setup to realise their dreams and m...
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