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Mehbooba for bridging gap between lab and field to attain optimum results
Suggests Agri entrepreneurship to create more jobs
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, May 19: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has stressed the need for bridging the gap between lab and the field to attain optimum results in agriculture. Addressing the 6th convocation of Sher i Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology (SKUAST-J), Jammu here today, the Chief Minister said though agricultural farming in Jammu & Kashmir is comparatively at a satisfying level in comparison to other states, there is a need to look into the reasons for the sector not performing upto the expectational levels. She asked the scientists and policy planners to look why despite so many schemes and technological interventions agriculture has not been picking up as an enterprising sector. The Chief Minister stressed on more close coordination between the research laboratories and ...
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Daughters are making us proud: PM
Sudhir Kumar
JAMMU, May 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today lauded female students of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology and said daughters are making us proud whether it is in sports or in academics. The Prime Minister further noted that Jammu and Kashmir has the ability to reach all the peaks of development. "Jammu and Kashmir has the ability to reach all the peaks of development. I'm happy that more than 400 students have been awarded medals and certificates today. Special congratulations to daughters," Prime Minister Modi said while addressing the convocation here. "Today, daughters are making us proud whether it is sports or academics," Prime Minister Modi added. Modi today told students that their real test would begin in a "big, open classroom" awaiting t...
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PM inaugurates Tarakote Marg and Material Ropeway
Governor briefs PM about Shrine Board initiatives for facilitation of pilgrims
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, May 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today formally inaugurated two important infrastructure development projects which have been completed by the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board. The first is the Tarakote Marg between Katra and Adhkuwari for providing convenience to on-foot pilgrims. The other project is the Siar Dabri-Bhawan Material Ropeway. These projects were inaugurated at a function held at General Zorawar Singh Auditorium at Jammu University today. Governor N N Vohra, Chairman of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board; Mehbooba Mufti, Chief Minister; Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways & Shipping; Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister of State in PMO; R K Singh, Union Minister of State for Power; Dr. Nirmal Kumar Singh, Speaker J&K Legislative Assembly, Kavind...
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PM lays foundation of Pakal Dul HEP, Jammu Ring Road projects
Jammu’s pluralistic society example for others: Mehbooba
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, May 19: Chief Minister Mehboba Mufti Saturday asked Jammuites not to lose its enviable tenets of tolerance and pluralism which violence-torn Kashmir, wherein once Mahatma Gandhi envisioned ‘ray of light’, was craving for, in present circumstances. She was speaking at a function to lay the foundation of 1000 MWs Pakal Dul Hydro Electric Power project and 52 kilometre Jammu Semi Ring Road project here today. Hailing the people of Jammu for upholding the tenets of harmony, inclusive sense, amity and brotherhood, Chief Minister said in present day world Jammu represented a truly pluralist social system which evolved as an example for all societies. She appealed the people of Jammu to uphold these tenets of tolerance and values for which the state had been known since ages. The Chi...
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Kavinder Gupta does it yet again!
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, May 19: Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta Saturday invoked incarnation theory to heap praises on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He was welcoming the Prime Minister, who had come to lay foundation of Pakal Dul Hydro Power project, Jammu Ring Road and inaugurate Tarakote Marg between Katra and Adhkuwari and Siar Dabri-Bhawan Material Ropeway, in a function at General Zorawar Singh auditorium in the University of Jammu here. Kavinder recited verse from “Shrimadbhagwad Geeta” (religious scripture) and stated that true to the essence of verse “Yada Yada Hi Dharmasya…”, it seemed that the God had sent Modi to address the problems being confronted by the country and take it out of mess. “Under your stewardship, the country has progressed in every sphere, be it economic, defence o...
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Govt makes moral education mandatory for schools
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 18: Department of School Education today issued an order whereby imparting of moral education has been made mandatory in all schools of the state. According to the order, all the state run as well as private (recognized) schools shall compulsorily impart moral education in 30-minute session, immediately after the morning prayers. As per the order, all the Chief Education Officers have been directed to constitute flying squads to randomly check the implementation of the order in letter and spirit....
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No doctor in PHC Bijbehara for over 2 weeks
ESS AHMAD
BIJBEHARA, May 18: While the authorities are busy laying foundation stones of new health centres across the valley, the rural health care facilities in Bijbehara, chief minister’s home constituency not only remain devoid of basic facilities but are running short of medics and Para-medics. Primary Health Centre Khoshroi Kalan, 7 kms from Bijbehara town, remains an epitome of poor healthcare system. Though the ten-bedded hospital has a huge building block, equipments and even the residential quarters available for the staff but the non-availability of doctors has virtually rendered the hospital defunct. The hospital, according to local residents, is without any doctor for last over a couple of weeks. "The hospital has three posts of doctors but from last eighteen days there is not a sing...
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Mehbooba grieved over killings in border firing
Calls for reciprocating centre’s peace move positively
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 18: Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti has expressed deep shock and grief over the death of five persons, including a BSF jawan, who were killed in cross border firing incident in the R S Pura sector of Jammu today. The chief minister described the incident as unfortunate saying it occurred when the holy month of Ramazan had just begun and people had heaved sigh of relief due to the centre’s welcome step of halting security operations in the state. Mehbooba Mufti appealed for positive reciprocation by all stakeholders of the centre’s peace move to let people of the state come out of the zero-sum game of killings and uncertainty. The chief minister has conveyed her sympathies with the bereaved families and prayed for the eternal solace to the departed souls. Meanwhile, in a se...
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Guv approves 7th central pay panel scales for J&K varsities
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 18: Governor N N Vohra, chancellor of the university of Kashmir, university of Jammu, Sher-e-Kashmir university of agricultural sciences and technology- Kashmir and Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology- Jammu, has authorized revision of salary and pension of Faculty members and non teaching employees of the State Universities with effect from 1-1-2016, as per the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission. The proposal was submitted to the Governor after obtaining the concurrence of the Chief Minister, who is also the Pro-Chancellor of the State Universities. The additional annual financial implication of this decision is estimated at Rs. 130 crore and the arrears, for the period 1-1-2016 to 31-3-2018, work out to around Rs. 200 crore, w...
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3 militants killed in Vilgam encounter
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINSGAR, May 18: Army today claimed to have killed three militants in an encounter at Vilgam tehsil of Handwara in Kupwara district. Quoting an unnamed army official, a local news agency reported the soldiers of 15 RR intercepted a group of militants believed to be infiltrators in Brinjal forest adjacent to Shahnagar Jat Gali, around seven kilometres from Tehsil headquarter Vilgam. “The group of militants opened fire, which was retaliated by the troops triggering off a gunfight. The militants fired indiscriminately and in the gunfight three militants were killed,” he said. “We are ascertaining their outfit affiliation,” the official said, adding the operation is still going on. The operation took place two days after the home ministry has asked the forces to halt anti-militancy opera...
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Youth clash with forces near Jamia Masjid, Anantnag
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 18: Clashes erupted between security forces and youth in outside Jamia Masjid here and Anantnag township of south Kashmir today. The clashes, witnesses said, broke out after the groups of youth, staged protests after the culmination of Friday prayers. The protestors pelted stones and security forces burst smoke shells and resorted to lathi charge. Reports from Anantnag said the youth soon after the conclusion of Friday prayers hit the streets in Reshibazar area and held protests against the killing of 60 Palestinians by Israeli forces. They also stone pelted the forces who responded with tearsmoke shells. The clashes triggered a partial shutdown in old town and Lal-chowk areas for some time. In KP road area of the town, witnesses said, security forces resorted to aeria...
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Semis line up drawn in Hockey
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, May 18 : Semifinals position has been cleared with Banda Singh Bahadur Club Poonch, Dashmesh Club Nanak Nagar, Bandhu Rakh and MRS Simbal Camp reaching the last four stages of the ongoing Hockey Tournament at K K Hakhu Stadium, here today. Now, in the semifinals, scheduled for tomorrow, Banda Singh Bahadur Club shall take on Bandhu Rakh and Dashmesh Club shall be playing against MRS Simbal Camp tomorrow. Earlier, in the quarterfinals, MRS defeated Jammu Green by two goals to nil. Harjot Singh and Gurleen Singh were the scorers. Similarly, in other last eight stages game, Dashmesh Club trounced. AKS Digiana 4-1. Suraj sounded the ball twice while Akashdeep and Magandeep added one goal. From AKS, Sukhchinder Singh netted the lone goal. Today's matches officiated by the technical ...
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Centre changes rules to extend tenure of J&K CS
Vyas gets extension till Nov next year
KT NEWS SERVICE
NEW DELHI, May 17: The Centre has amended a rule to provide a longer tenure to the chief secretary of Jammu and Kashmir, a move that may allow a further extension to incumbent B B Vyas. Till the new rule came into force, the state chief secretary superannuated on attaining the age of 60. With regard to others states, a chief secretary may get an extension in service, beyond the superannuating age, for a period not exceeding six months. The retirement age of a chief secretary varies in the states. According to the new rule made by the Ministry of Personnel yesterday, an officer holding the post of chief secretary in Jammu and Kashmir may be given an extension of service, under exceptional circumstances, for a period beyond six months. But the total term of the state chief secretary sha...
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Jethmalani moves SC against Karnataka Guv
NEW DELHI, May 17 (Agencies): Senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani on Thursday approached the Supreme Court in his personal capacity against Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's decision of inviting BJP leader B.S. Yeddyurappa to form a new government in the state despite being eight short of a simple majority in the assembly. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud asked Jethmalani to mention his plea on Friday before the bench concerned. Jethmalani, who had taken retirement from law practice, told the bench that the Karnataka Governor's order is a "gross abuse of Constitutional power." The apex court early on Thursday after a midnight hearing refused to stall the swearing-in of Yeddyurappa as Karnataka's new Chief Minister. Yeddyurappa took t...
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Govt orders minor reshuffle in administration
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, May 17: The state government today ordered minor reshuffle in state administration. Mohammad Hussain Mir, KAS, awaiting orders of posting in the General Administration Department, has been posted as Special Secretary to the Government, School Education Department. Ghulam Rasool Mir, KAS, Additional Secretary to the Government, General Administration Department, has been transferred and posted as Director, Employment, J&K, against an available vacancy. Mussarat-ul-Islam, KAS, Additional Secretary to the Government, School Education Department, has been transferred and posted as Director, Libraries, J&K, against an available vacancy. Charandeep Singh, KAS, Joint Director, Education Jammu, has been transferred and posted as Additional Secretary to the Government, General Administr...
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BSF jawan, civilian injured in Pak firing in Samba, Hiranagar
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, May 17: A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan and a civilian were injured on Thursday as India and Pakistan exchanged fire along the international border (IB) in Samba and Kathua districts of Jammu region. One civilian Dost Ram a resident of Hiranagar was injured in heavy shelling by Pakistani Rangers in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district. Due to heavy mortar shelling, the residents were moved to a safer place. Police officials visited the border area and enquired about the ground situation. “Pakistan Rangers opened fire and lobbed mortars at over 15 Border Out Posts and some civilian areas along the International Border (IB) in Samba district and in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district overnight, leaving a BSF jawan injured,” a senior BSF officer said. “BSF troops guarding the bo...
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6 injured in Reasi accident
Devinder Sharma
REASI, May 17: Six persons sustained injuries when a rashly and negligently driven mini bus hit a car near Bharakh Nada in Pouni in Reasi district. According to police, a mini bus bearing registration number JK02M- 8722 driven by Shakti Kumar son of Sham Lal resident of Bharakh tehsil Pouni was on its way towards Pouni from Teryath when it hit a Santro car coming from the opposite direction. “At about 1600 hours when the mini-bus reached near Bharakh Nada, due to rash and negligent driving, the driver lost his control and hit a Santro car bearing registration number PB06M-3067 coming from opposite direction resulting into injuries to six persons. A case in this connection was registered under relevant sections,” the police said....
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Woman found dead under mysterious circumstances
KT NEWS SERVICE
DODA, May 17: A woman died under mysterious circumstances in Tondwa area, falling under the jurisdiction of Doda Police Station. As per police sources, a woman identified as Sangeeta Devi (34), wife of Sanjit Singh, a resident of Dessa, at present Tondwa was found dead under mysterious circumstances. The body was shifted to District Hospital Doda, where autopsy was conducted by the board of doctors. After conducting autopsy, the body has been handed over to family members for last rites. Inquest proceedings under Section 174 CrPC have been initiated by Doda Police....
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Kathua minor rape, murder case
SC allows J&K govt to file fresh status report today
KT NEWS SERVICE
NEW DELHI, May 16: The Supreme Court today allowed the Jammu and Kashmir government to file a status report tomorrow in the sensational Kathua rape and murder case of an eight-year-old girl after the State alleged that the three college friends of an accused might have misled the probe. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra was hearing a fresh plea of three college friends of Vishal Jangotra, a key accused in the case, that they were allegedly tortured and threatened by the Crime Branch of the Jammu and Kashmir Police during the probe and be provided protection by a central agency. Lawyer Ravi Sharma, representing students Sahil Sharma, Sachin Sharma and Neeraj Sharma, said that they hail from the Jammu region and they and their families were being threatened. The bench, also com...
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Man-animal conflict: Two die in 4 days
FARZANA SYED
SRINAGAR, May 16: While the incidents of human-animal conflict in Jammu and Kashmir have shown no letup, in yet another horrific encounter a minor boy was mauled to death by a leopard in Galutti area of Rajouri district of Jammu Kashmir on Wednesday. According to police sources a four-year old boy Mohammad Usman, was attacked by a leopard when he was playing outside his house. The severely injured boy succumbed in a nearby hospital. The incident has surfaced barely two days after a person was mauled to death by a bear in north Kashmir. On May 13, an elderly person was mauled to death by a bear in Ajas locality of north Kashmir's Bandipora district. According to police sources, 55-year old Ghulam Ahmad, a resident of Bazipora Ajas was attacked by a bear while he was grazing cattle ...
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Continuous internet gag in Shopian hits traders
ESS AHMAD
ANANTNAG, May 16: The continuous shutdown of internet services in southern Shopian district from last sixteen days is badly affecting the traders and students of the district. Though the authorities on Wednesday afternoon had restored 2G internet services in the district but were again snapped within one hour after the gunshots were heard in Jamnagri area of the district followed by clashes. The internet service in the district was first snapped on April 30 after the two militants including Sameer Tiger were killed in an encounter in Drobgam village of Pulwama. Local said that five days later the services were restored for some hours but were snapped again on May 7 in the entire south Kashmir region after the five top militant commanders including Sadam Paddar and a university profes...
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Kashmir, Palestine 2 faces of the same coin: JRL
Asks people to hold peaceful protests against Palestinian killings
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 16: Joint resistance leadership (JRL), including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik today appealed the people of Kashmir to organize peaceful protests in every nook and corner of the state after Friday prayers in solidarity to Palestinian people tomorrow. In a statement JRL termed the widespread genocide of the innocent people of Palestine as a brazen attack on humanity and condemned the use of brute force against the helpless people including women and children. JRL further said that Palestine and Kashmir are two faces of a single coin of subjugation, be it Israeli aggression or Indian, “we are forced to live in a similar uneven and uncertain political situation.” JRL sought UN intervention to settle peacefully both the long pending conflicts ...
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Omar on rifle-snatching incident
`No place is safe any longer in Kashmir’
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, May 16: Former Chief Minister and MLA Beerwah Omar Abdullah Wednesday said no place was safe any longer in Kashmir. He was reacting to the incident wherein unknown persons snatched a rifle from a policeman at one of a busy gates of the varsity located at Hazratbal in capital Srinagar today. Omar wrote, “They are even snatching rifles outside Kashmir University now. It doesn’t look like any place in Kashmir is safe any longer.”...
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HEM seeks ‘donation to engage counsels’ for accused
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, May 16: The Hindu Ekta Manch has sought donations from public to engage counsels on behalf of the accused in seeking CBI inquiry into the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir in January. When contacted, Manch president Vijay Sharma said a decision to make public appeal for donations was taken at a meeting of the organisation. “However, it has not evoked much response so far,” he said, adding that they would have to personally contact their friends and well wishers to raise funds. “We have to mobilise enough resources so that the best legal team is mobilised to successfully plead the case before the Supreme Court. We appeal to everybody to come forward and donate generously so that a corpus of fund is created to meet the legal expenses,...
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Govt orders minor reshuffle in Adm
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, May 15: The state government on Tuesday ordered minor reshuffle in state administration. Mohammad Ashraf Hakak, KAS, Additional Secretary to the Government, Department of Forest, Ecology and Environment, has been transferred and posted as Joint Director, Information, Kashmir, against an available vacancy. Din Mohammad and Aamir Choudhary, Junior Scale KAS Officers of 2011 batch, presently deployed in the Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj and Hospitality and Protocol respectively in terms of Government Order No. 279-GAD of 2018 dated 20.02.2018, have been placed at the disposal of Tribal Affairs Department. The officers will undergo requisite rotational postings upon their repatriation from the Tribal Affairs Department, the order reads. Owais Ahmed, IAS(JK:2014...
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