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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Attack on Scholar inside Sanskrit department in JU, PSA sympathisers under Scanner

University of Jammu

The sympathisers of the Progressive Students Association (PSA)  in Jammu University are currently under the scanner even as uneasy calm prevails in the campus five days after the PHD scholar Kapil Shastri was beaten up by the President of the Gujjar-Bakerwal Students Association (GBSA) Talib Hussain along with large number of unidentified miscreants. Large number of students and senior faculty members apprehend repeat of similar incidents if the Jammu University authorities failed to check the menace of miscreants roaming free in the campus despite claims of tight security arrangements. Even the arrest of some of the accused and ban on entry of some other students behind the well planned attack is yet to boost the morale of the common students …

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Kishtwar riot victims continue to wait for Omar Abdullah, Rahul Gandhi

PM,Sonia, Rahul Gandi meeting UP riot Victims- PTI photo

Nine days after the worst ever riots took place in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, accompanied by UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi visited the refugee camps of riot victims and consoled the victims while promising strictest action against the guilty. Ahead of the Prime Ministers visit to the riot hit district Uttar  Pradesh Chief Minister Akhlilesh Yadav  also took out precious time for his busy schedule and visited the riot victims.Akhilesh govt is under attack from different political quarters and from within the party over the handling of the riots and loss of precious human lives. In contrast the riot victims of Kishtwar continue to wait for the state Chief …

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Why is NC provincial President Rana obsessed with BJP bashing only?

Devender Rana

With election season nearing the political activity is peaking across peaceful districts of Jammu division. Starting from National Conference, PDP, Congress, BSP, Panthers Party and BJP almost all the political parties are organising regular public meetings and mass contact programmes. The top brass of these political parties have set their eyes on the traditional vote bank of their opponents to consolidate their own position in the next elections. On one hand the alliance partners in the state are pulling in different directions and are not willing to forge any pre-poll alliance and on the other other the main opposition parties Peoples Democratic Party, BJP and Panthers party are working hard to expose the fault lines between the alliance partners. Alarmed …

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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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Social Revolution and Shree Krishna!!

Bharat, the Land of Great Avatars and Sages, who have shown by example how to live a life of Dharma. And amongst them is Shree Krishna, the Poorna Avatar, Great Social Reformer, Brilliant Politician, and a Teacher of Spirituality. There has been no one like him. He was born in dire circumstances, amidst thunder and lightening but as a beacon of hope as bright as a thousand splendid suns. He came at a time when every body’s motto was Eat, Drink and Be Merry. The Brahmins were not independent and were patrons of the ruling elite. The subjects taught did not include Life Lessons. Education was merely livelihood training and did not explain ways to truly develop one’s life. The …

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Crumbling Mubarak Mandi heritage reels under Govt apathy and hollow promises

Mubarak Mandi Heritage

Just to recode the flair of the historic background, a little awareness and love for heritage is needed ! When you walk along the sides of the majestic walls of the ancient Dogra heritage, you can smell the fragrance of royalty. The broken windows and tired doors were once used to enjoy royal events and processions. Mubarak Mandi Complex, was once the residence of the rulers of the Dogra Dynasty. This is one of the ancient structure in Jammu which is over  150 years old, that is recognized for its grandeur and beauty. The Mubarak Mandi Complex was divided into several different sections during the time of Dogra rulers, which is unfortunately vanished.  The history has not been restored to …

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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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Katra Municipal Committee’s callous attitude turned Holy Katra town into a Garbage City

Main Bus stand katra

It is awful to see the garbage and polyethene spread all over the town and Rains have made the condition worse. Seeing the insensitive attitude of attitude Katra residents are asking “What is the Katra Municipal Committee doing ?” A fight for right to clean the city is needed here ! You can easily notice huge heaps of polyethenes(though there is a ‘strict’ ban on polyethene bags in J&K) and garbage in the main areas like Main Bus Stand, Main market, Ban Ganga Road ( Holy Ban Ganga is also  polluted with plastic and garbage), Counter number two. The town’s entire garbage is being dumped since long time in the outskirts of Holy town, which happens to be the main …

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A Sense of Ownership and Pride

Surya Namaskar_ Yoga_india

I feel blessed being born a human and a woman on that. I am grateful for many other things I have been born into…parents, extended family, community, country and my faith. I honestly believe in the quote “Durlabham Bharat Janama“. This in no way makes me think lesser of the other gender, race, faith and nationality. There is no sense of superiority, just a healthy sense of pride. Because of my land of birth I was also born into a philosophy and a way of life- The Vedic Philosophy. I do not like to use the word ‘Hindu’ since it is grossly misunderstood and misinterpreted. It is not a Sanskrit word and is not found in any of our scriptures. …

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