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J&K CM dedicates River Tawi Front Park to people, New projects to make Jammu centre of attraction

Dismissing that Jammu could lose focus after direct rail connectivity to Katra, chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed assured that an appropriate strategy has been devised to create attractive assets in and around the winter capital to sustain tourist footfall. He described Jammu as a repository of rich heritage reflected in its historic temples and monuments. “Jammu has its own significance. We will create new areas of attraction to make the stay of the visitors in Jammu memorable,” he said. The chief minister made these remarks after inaugurating the River Tawi Front Park, here today. Elaborating upon various measures afoot to position Jammu as a leisure and heritage destination, Mufti Sayeed referred to Mubarak Mandi Complex, which previously housed the State …

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Jammu native Justice Tirath Singh Thakur sworn in as 43rd Chief Justice of India

Justice Tirath Singh Thakur was on Thursday sworn in as 43rd Chief Justice of India by President Pranab Mukherjee at an elegant function in Rashtrapati Bhavan. The senior-most judge of the apex court, 63-year old Justice Thakur took over from incumbent Justice H L Dattu who retired on Wednesday. As a Supreme Court judge, he headed the bench which had delivered the verdict to reform cricket controlling body BCCI in the wake of allegations of betting and spot-fixing scandal in the Indian Premier League. Justice Thakur also headed the bench which ordered probe into the multi-crore chit fund scam in eastern India, also known as Saradha scam. He has also heard the multi-crore rupee NRHM scam, in which ex-UP minister …

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Hari Om demands expulsion of BJP MLAs who protested against discriminatory policies of PDP-led coalition govt

The expelled BJP leader Prof Hari Om on Sunday claimed that he stood completely vindicated and asked the BJP central leadership to expel all those BJP ministers and MLAs from the party for six years, who on Saturday met with Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and lodged a complaint with him that the coalition government had rendered them powerless and ineffective, neglected Jammu province and perpetrated injustice after injustice on the people of this province. “If the party considered my pro-Jammu and pro-India stand an anti-party activities and expelled from the party on that count, it cannot apply a different yardstick to the BJP ministers and MLAs who spoke my language and registered their protest against the discriminatory policies of …

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Jammu court directs CB to investigate fake degrees of BJP MLA’s wife

A local court today directed the Crime Branch, Jammu to investigate alleged fake degrees of wife of BJP MLA Gagan Bhagat, who claims to be a professional doctor and also running a private hospital. A complaint was lodged by one Neelam Kumari, Member of Board of Directors, J&K Women Credit Cooperative in which she had alleged that Dr Monika Sharma, wife of BJP MLA Gagan Bhagat from RS Pura Constituency, is holding fake degree of BAMS and also running a full-fledged private hospital in RS Pura, Court sources here said. Sources as per the complainant said, “The lady with the help of some other persons have got the forged degree and marks card of BAMS from Baba Sahib Bhim Rao …

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Army agrees to vacate some land near Jammu airport

Army today agreed to vacate some land near the airport and the University in Jammu while several joint committees have been formed to address other issues regarding transfer of land held by Army to the civil administration at various places in the State. The Army was also requested to secure areas having landmines, in particular those which are adjacent to the farm or fields of the local inhabitants, along the International Border and the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu region, an official spokesman. The decisions were taken at a Civil-Military Liaison (CML) meet chaired by Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and attended by Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, top Army commanders, Chief Secretary B R Sharma, Director General of …

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Rajnath Singh hints no ITBP deployment with BSF in Jammu

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday indirectly denied reports about deployment of ITBP on the international border between India and Pakistan in Jammu region in addition to the BSF. “Indo-TIbetan Border Police (ITBP) is deployed on the LAC (line of actual control) between India and China in the Ladakh region. ITBP Himalaya ki goad ki raksha karti hai (ITBP guards the lap of the Himalayas for the country),” the minister said while inaugurating the headquarters of 47th Battalion of ITBP in Kagwal area of Samba district. “Since Kathua is the entry point to reach the lap of the Himalayas (Ladakh region) in the state, where the ITBP guards the LAC, it is necessary to station a battalion of this …

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NC must clear its stand on beef ban: BJP

The State BJP today asked the National Conference leadership to clear its stand on Cow slaughtering and sale of beef in the State. In a press statement issued here today, BJP State spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan said, “Party has made it loud and clear that it honours the verdict of Hon’ble High Court, wherein it has banned the killing of bovine animals and sale of beef in J&K and any move to lift the ban for the same will be opposed vigorously as the issue is directly concerned with the religious sentiments of Hindu Community, including Sikhs, Jains and Budhists”. “The Court ban, infact, seeks strict enforcement of provisions of Ranbir Panel Code, which ban the beef and cow slaughter”, …

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Mufti Sayeed launches Chief Minister’s Model School Scheme

Inaugurates JK’s first-ever model schools at Basohli, Jammu In a historic first step to facilitate access of poor students to top-quality education, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Thursday formally launched the Chief Minister’s Model School Scheme by inaugurating the first-ever government model school at the picturesque heritage town of Basohli, amidst loud cheers by students. He also inaugurated the historic SRML HSS at Jammu as a Model School. In another important decision, the Chief Minister announced creation of a new Development Authority for Basohli, which he called the Gateway to J&K, so as to tap the full tourism potential of the magnificent Ranjit Sagar Dam. Accompanied by the Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh, Minister for Health & Medical Education, …

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Pakistan shelling leaves 3 civilians dead, 17 injured in RS Pura

Three civilians were killed and 17 injured as Pakistani troops today pounded border areas of Jammu with heavy shelling and firing since the wee hours, in yet another ceasefire violation. BSF retaliated strongly to the Pakistani firing and shelling in R S Pura and Arnia sectors along the International Border (IB) in Jammu district. “Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing. Initially small arms were used but later on mortar bombs were shelled on BSF posts and civilian areas in R S Pura and Arnia sectors,” BSF spokesman said. The firing and mortar shelling started around 0145 hours in Kishanpur, Jora Form, Jugnu Chak, Nawapind, Gharna, Sia, Abdullian and Chandu Chak areas in R S Pura sector and at 0430 hours …

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Now J&K Housing Board officers have started lifting resting benches from parks to please their Neighbours/VVIPs

Seniors officers of the Jammu and Kashmir Housing Board Unit -I located in Channi Himmat have started lifting benches, fixed in the Green Belt park for morning and evening walkers to catch their breath,to appease blue eyed residents and VVIPs. While doing so the housing board officials have crossed all limits of responsible behaviour and set a new trend of robbing common citizens  to appease VVIP’s. According to aggrieved walkers who come regularly to the Green Belt park have revealed that for last couple of days several benches fixed in the Green belt park have been found missing and on proper inquiry conducted by them at their end they have found out the same have been shifted to parks maintained …

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