Parul Mahajan

Parul Mahajan holds bachelor degree in Electronics from University of Pune, India. He is now working as Editor of Jammu Redefining. Jammu Redefining is a fortnightly magazine published from the state of Jammu kashmir.

Once upon a time Omar had defended innovative recruitment policy now ready to scrap it

Omar-twitter-J&K-recruitment policy

“I also started on stipend. ……I did not earn a full salary. My starting salary was 3000”   After tasting humiliating defeat in the recent Lok Sabha polls it took Omar Abdullah barely few hours to announce to his followers on the twitter that based on the feedback he has received on his email count he is going to propose scrapping of the new Recruitment policy.   I’m bringing a proposal to the J&K Cabinet on Wednesday & I’m proposing scrapping the “New Recruitment Policy” with immediate effect 1/3 — Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) May 19, 2014 In contrast when Omar govt had notified the same policy it was not welcomed at all by the educated youth across the state and …

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After Modi, now Rahul catching the eye balls here in the City of Temples

Rahul Gandhi ad-Jammu

After BJP went on advertisement spree here in the city of temples to project their Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi now it is the turn of Congress party to launch a media blitzkrieg showcasing Rahul Gandhi as their future leader, eager to take the wind out of the sails of BJP nominee. The mushrooming bill boards and larger than life size hoardings of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi have already started dotting the vantage points across the city. Two prominent hoardings with slogans ‘Rajniti nahin Kajniti’, came up on the busy BC road crossing near Shakuntla theatre, while smaller hoardings with similar and few other slogans aimed at countering aggressive BJP campaign have also come up here in the city …

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Administration clueless, Udhampur continues to stink

Back Side of Govt. Hospital, Udhampur- Opposite to Head Post office

Udhampur city which is known for its scenic beauty, is no more a city of beautiful landscape. It resembles more like an open garbage pail these days. Huge heaps of garbage can be seen all across the town. After the orders of local administration last month not to dump the waste near Darsu nallah as it had caused damage to the railway tunnel on Udhampur–Jammu rail section, Udhampur Municipal Council (UMC) has no place to dump the city waste.   On Thursday, administration was able to persuade the Sarpanch of area for temporary dumping of the solid waste in Darsu area for some days, as stated by EO of Municipal Council while calming down the protestors protesting against them on …

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World-renowned Sculptor Chander Parkash on the mission of promoting Dogra culture worldwide through his work

Sculptor Jammu Chander Prakash

Chander Parkash our own ‘son of soil’ who hails from Udhampur has added another feather to his cap and brought laurels to Jammu and Kashmir by participating in an international sculpture symposium held in Germany from 18th august to 8th September where he was selected among 140 entries from 24 countries . He has also been selected in international sculpture symposium to be held in France and Costa Rica. Chander Prakash is preparing to go to Costa Rica where he has been invited by the government of Costa Rica. The work he did in Germany has got many ethnic visual elements of Jammu, the stylization of the sculpture reflecting Dogra imagery. On the question of about the things, ideas or …

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Muzaffarnagar vs Kishtwar: Victims of Young leadership?

The pain and sufferings of riot victims in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh has shocked the nation with media persons flashing the ‘gory’ pictures of violence from ground zero. The centre govt has taken the state govt to task over showing laxity in controlling the violence. The young Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav  is facing the heat as his govt gave a long rope to the trouble makers and wasted crucial time in controlling the situation from going out of hands. The Governor’s office in Uttar Pradesh is also actively feeding ground reports to the centre and maintaining a close watch to ensure violence does not spread further to other sensitive areas of the state and loss of life and property …

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Separate Jammu State?


The long struggle of the people of Telangana for a separate state may be over but here in Jammu the murmurs of separate statehood for Jammu region has started reverberating after a long gap. The political parties, emotionally connected with the cause and struggle of the people of Jammu have also decided to come out of the self imposed hibernation to explore the possibility of reviving the struggle against the dominance of Kashmiri leadership at the helm of affairs. The political landscape of the winter capital is already witnessing hectic activity and closed door parleys to revive the struggle. Others who have not spoken on the issue are for the time being weighing pros and cons before taking the plunge …

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Where are the Non-Lethal weapons of J&K police?

Not very long ago the Jammu and Kashmir police had equipped itself with non-lethal weapons and ammunition to deal with  the violent  mobs. But on Thursday when J&K police arrived at the scene of action in Gool  area of Ramban district the majority of policemen were not armed with non-lethal weapons and had no other option but to fall back upon their traditional weapons to contain the law and order situation as it fast slipped out of their hands. According to police sources, the local teams from Ramban, Gool and Sangaldhan were not adequately equipped with non-lethal weapons to deal with the volatile situation on ground zero The police officers on their part claimed that they had not been provided …

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Ramban Killings: Raised some serious questions, but who will answer them?

Ramban DC office set ablaze by mob

 District Police/Administration caught napping? or They failed to read the volatile situation in time? or They were handicapped by political Compulsions too?   Issuing heartfelt statements and strongly protesting against the highhandedness of the security forces, time and again, is not the only job of the state Chief Minister. The death of four civilians including close relative of a National Conference leader in the firing incident in Ramban has once again exposed the preparedness of the state police force when it comes to handling law and order challenges when needed the most. If today the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had to once again issue a statement where he strongly protested against the use of force against unarmed protesters  then before doing so …

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Tug of War between Political Parties on Cricketing Heroes of the J&K state


Minutes after PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti visited the residence of under 19 Cricketer from Jammu Shubham Khajuria and wished him success in his long cricketing  career ahead Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, also spared some precious time from his busy schedule to congratulate Shubham on his achievement. Omar who arrived here in Jammu last evening ahead of meeting of the District Development  Board took exactly seven days time to share his happiness with Shubham. Minutes before the start of the District Development Board meeting at 10.30 a.m at the official residence of Chief Minister in Jammu, Omar tweeted, “Arrived in Jammu to chair a meeting, heard the news about Shubam Khajuria playing for India Under 19. Congratulations to him,hope he shines”. …

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Exploring the Unexplored Jammu- Manwal Temples

Devi Bhagwati temple,Manwal,Udhampur

If you love being in the company of majestic hills, want to roam free aimlessly under the clear sky and breathe fresh air standing in the middle of mustard fields communicating with the nature, listening to the chirping of birds in chorus with gushing waters of running stream.You need not do much. Simply fill your rucksack with your basic essentials and embark on a hour long train journey from Jammu to reach Manwal, India’s first green railway station powered by solar panels. Coming out of the Manwal railway station you will be greeted by the calm, green environs and dash of fresh air. As you will look around your eyes will be set on hordes of livestock grazing the fields …

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