Omar for joint efforts to universalize education

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Underlining the need for unified efforts by the civil society and the education department to realize the target of universalization of elementary and higher education in the State, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Thursday said that improvement in quality and introduction of moral education as a part of curriculum in the schools is imperative to produce high quality human resource to lead the State and the Country in future. Taking stock of the functioning of ‘Noor Society’, the Governing Body for implementation of RMSA and other educational programmes in the State, the Chief Minister who is also the Chairman of the Society, asked the Governing Body to address the development of education in a comprehensive and holistic manner underlining it as …

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Massive pilferage in the CAPD ration supply system: Saroori

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Senior Congress Leader and MLA Inderwal, Mr. Ghulam Mohammad Saroori while Interacting with a delegation of Congress workers from Chatroo, Thakrie, Thathri, Bhalessa and Drabshallah area said that it was endure of the government to ensure that people get adequate quantity of ration and other essentials during the winter season. Saroori said massive pilferage in the CAPD ration supply system, delay in the delivery of quota especially in the rural and far-flung areas of the region has left thousands of hapless consumers high and dry. Saroori said that time and again he brought the matter into the notice of concerned district administration and the district heads (ADs) of the CAPD Department, yet the problem has not been sorted out. He …

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Mud Slugging intensified between Congress and PDP in Azad’s constituency

Mud Slugging intensified between Congress and PDP in Azad's constituency

People’s Democratic Party(PDP) today strongly condemned the allegations leveled by MLA Bhaderwah Mohd Sharief Naiz against its senior leader and contesting candidate from Bhaderwah constituency Sheikh Mehboob Iqbal that he is instigating PDP workers to attack MLA. In a press Conference held here at party headquarter PDP Zonal President Thakur Yudvir Singh, City President Shokat Malik , Senior leader Abdul Hafeez Wani, Chief Organizer Dimple Kotwal and others refuted the allegations of MLA Bhaderwah and described allegations against PDP workers and its senior leader Sheikh Mehboob Iqbal merely frustration of MLA Bhaderwah to hide his failure in constituency and confirmed that whom MLA Bhaderwah alleged attacker namely Abdul Majeed of Chakra Bhatti village belongs to their party and claimed that …

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Omar appreciated role of Indian Army in protecting the country, emphasized need for strengthening civil-military liaison

Omar Abdullah-civil-military liaison

J&K Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Tuesday appreciated and commended the role of Indian Army in protecting the Country and safeguarding the people from external and internal threats as also rendering invaluable service during the calamities and other challenges. Chairing the Civil-Military Liaison Conference at Nagrota, the Chief Minister emphasized the need for further strengthening the Civil-Military liaison to address the issues concerning the two, speedily and amicably. Omar Abdullah said that working closely with each other would mean addressing issues and forging way ahead despite differences in positions of the Army and Civil Administration on various issues. He added that working in tandem acts as a catalyst to find out workable solutions. The meeting discussed various issues pertaining to human …

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UPA has focused on three issues in J&K- women empowerment, employment to youth & empowerment of Panchayats: Rahul Gandhi

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Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Thursday said that UMEED scheme has given fillip to the endeavours of government to seek holistic welfare and economic independence of women in the State. He said UMEED has in fact given impetus to the hope of achieving the goal of women empowerment. Addressing UMEED beneficiaries at a function in Budgam, Omar Abdullah said that among various gifts to people of the Country and the State by the UPA Government, the launch of UMEED scheme in the State projected and piloted by Rahul Gandhi is a special gift to the women of Jammu and Kashmir for their comprehensive development and economic independence. The Chief Minister said that since the inception of the scheme he is observing …

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Happy Diwali


Happy Diwali (Dogri Poem) आई देआली, आई देआली जगमग जगमग करने आहली मम्मी-भापै-चाचा-चाचिए-दादी-दादिये दिये बाले मिम्मी इक मोमबती बाली ठाऽ ठाऽ बम्ब पटाकें आह्ली देआली आई देआली, आई देआली

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Origin and Significance of Diwali


Deepawali or Diwali (diyaali दियाली/देयाली in dogri)is certainly the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. It’s the festival of lights (deep = light and avali = a row i.e., a row of lights) that’s marked by four days of celebration, which literally illumines the country with its brilliance, and dazzles all with its joy. Each of the four days in the festival of Diwali is separated by a different tradition, but what remains true and constant is the celebration of life, its enjoyment and goodness. The Origin of Diwali Historically, the origin of Diwali can be traced back to ancient India, when it was probably an important harvest festival. However, there are various legends pointing to the origin …

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Karwa Chauth Meaning, What Karwa Chauth Means, Significance of Karwa Chauth


Karwa Chauth, an annual festival celebrated by married women in India, holds great significance in Indian culture. On this day, they seek blessings from Goddess Parvati to grant long-life for their husband. The fasting is the main ritual observed on Karwa Chauth day. This festival comes 9 days before Diwali on ‘kartik ki chauth’, i.e., on the fourth day of the new moon, in the month of ‘Karthik’ (October-November).The term ‘Chauth’ means the ‘fourth day’ and ‘Karwa’ is an earthen pot with a spout – a symbol of peace and prosperity – that is necessary for the rituals. Hence the name ‘Karwa Chauth’. There are many legends that propagate the importance of Karwa Chauth fast. Many of them portray stories …

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J&K: Transfers and postings in civil administration

The State Cabinet which met here today under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah ordered the following transfers and postings in administration:   Shahid Anayatullah, IAS (JK:2000), Labour Commissioner, J&K, has been transferred and posted as Secretary to the Government, Transport Department, vice Mehraj Ahmad Kakroo. Sanjeev Verma, IAS (JK:2001), Transport Commissioner, J&K, has been transferred and posted as Secretary to the Government, Floriculture Department and BPE, against an available vacancy. Mehraj Ahmad Kakroo, IAS (JK:2001), Secretary to the Government, Transport Department, has been transferred and posted as Managing Director, J&K State Power Development Corporation, against an available vacancy. Anal Kumar Gupta, IAS (JK:2001), Special Secretary to the Government, Tourism and Culture Department, has been transferred and posted as …

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Omar tee-off 17th All India Police Golf Tournament


J&K Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Wednesday highlighted the rich potential of Jammu and Kashmir in the sector of Golf and asked the concerned agencies to rope in golfers from across the Country and outside to enjoy the sports in the picturesque Valley and other places. He said the Golf Courses in Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Jammu and the newly coming up at Leh are providing varied geographical conditions and scenic splendour for golfers to enjoy the golf and the mesmerizing surroundings overlooking the Golf Courses in the State. The Chief Minister this morning tee-off 17th All India Police Golf Tournament here and addressed a function organized on the occasion. Omar Abdullah said that organization of various national level golf tournaments in …

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