817 licensed weapons deposited: Rajendra

To ensure incident free and smooth conduct of the Lok Sabha polls the law enforcing agencies  have started working on the ground zero. During a high level meeting chaired by Chief Electoral Officer Umang Narula the Special DGP K Rajendra Tuesday informed that so far 817 licensed weapons have been deposited, 376 persons have been bound/down under the preventive sections of CRPC, 957 non- bailable warrants have been executed, 171 hamlets identified as vulnerable and 143 persons identified as probable source of trouble.    During the meeting Special DGP Rajendra ,who is also Police Nodal Officer for the State discussed the issue of mobilization and district wise deployment of Central Armed Paramilitary Force (CAPF) and State Armed Police (SAP). At …

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Traffic violation notice to media, Working Journalists condemn Unprofessional Conduct of SP Traffic

Working Journalists Association of Jammu has strongly condemned the notice issued by the SP Traffic targeting media persons for alleged violation of Traffic rules. The notice issued to media persons has been seen as grave provocation by the SP traffic and has invited criticism from working journalists of all media houses(Print and Electronic). The working journalists gathered here in the Press Club of Jammu on Thursday took serious note of the conduct of the police officer as he has been repeatedly targeting media persons ever since he joined office of SP Traffic. DIG Traffic Shafqat Ali Wattali also joined working journalists along with Director Information Tassaduq Geelani here at Press Club and gave them patient hearing. Wattali said the officer …

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Without transferring and taking possession of land Govt released money for shooting range at Nagrota: CAG

Strange are the ways of the J&K Govt when it comes to raising sports infrastructure in the state. In 2008 the state government had conceived a project ‘construction of an Indoor complex/Rifle shooting range-cum open play field’ at Nagrota in 2008-09. To raise the infrastructure  70 kanals of land situated behind Sainik School was identified and the matter was taken up by the Director General Youth Services and Sports Jammu with the CV, Jammu Development Authority. MD, JKPCC was also approached in October 2008 for construction of the project without formal transfer and possession of identified land. JKPCC submitted the cost of the project at 6.49 crore to be completed within a period of 12 months. During the scrutiny of …

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Mubarak Mandi-INTACH paid 33 lakh for preparing Incomplete DPRs: CAG

INTACH paid 33 lakh for preparing Incomplete DPRs: CAG

The latest report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India ended March 31, 2013 has revealed that the detailed project report prepared by Indian National Trust for Art and culture Heritage (INTACH) was rejected by the technical advisory committee on the ground that these were incomplete to the extent that no detailed drawings, estimates and other engineering details had been provided in the report. In December 2007 an MOU for preparation of DPR for restoration of Mubarak Mandi Heritage complex and is adaptive re-use as Tourism destination cum-socio culture Heritage centre was executed with INTACH and an amount of Rs 33 lakh was paid during December 2007 to March 2011. In June 2009 INTACH submitted the DPRs which were …

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Time is not Ripe for revocation of AFSPA: Azad

Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Monday claimed that time is not ripe for the revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act from certain peaceful districts of the state. Interacting with the media persons on the sidelines of a function in the Super Speciality Hospital complex Azad said it is not appropriate on my part to comment on the assessment of the state Chief Minister. At the same time he said in my personal capacity all i can say is that time is not ripe for the revocation of AFSPA. He said elections are round the corner and Pakistan and militants will step up the activities. So we must be conscious. He said it is also true …

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Ignoring School children Cabinet ministers sheltered under the Umbrella

Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, also holding the charge of school education department along with his colleagues in the council of minister saturday took cover under the umbrella while tiny scholars, assembled here to welcome the VVIP Ghulam Nabi Azad were left out in the open to brave the brief spell of shower and chilly weather conditions. Ahead of the arrival of Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad for the unveiling ceremony of Indira Gandhi’s statute at Indira chowk, Jammu it started raining. The JMC officials and other arms of official machinery swung in to action and distributed more than dozen umbrellas to the personal staff of VVIP’s present there. Ironically, not even a single umbrella was …

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Who Robbed Maharaja Hari Singh of his Traditional Garland?

First Maharaja Hari Singh‘s statue was installed after a long wait for six decades in Jammu and now it has been robbed of its Garland. But who cares? Not even the self-styled sympathisers of Dogra rulers.

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Jammu: Pak prisoner Showkat Ali committed suicide in the wee hours

A Pakistani inmate today allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself inside the barrack in district jail Ambphalla in this winter capital of the State, police sources here said. “Pak prisoner identified as Showkat Ali, (42), resident of Sialkote, Pakistan this morning during wee hours at around 0300 hrs hanged himself inside the jail premises and ended his life,” police sources here said. They said he was lodged in the jail since 2011 under Foreigners Act and was arrested by the Police from Arnia Sector along Indo-Pak international border. “The matter is being investigated,” police said. However, more details are awaited

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Mubarak Mandi ropeway project awarded to Damodar Ropeway and Infrastructure Ltd, Kolkata

Jammu and Kashmir government today said that the prestigious Mubarak Mandi ropeway project has been awarded to the Damodar Ropeway and Infrastructure Ltd, Kolkata, with the work to be taken up in collaboration with ST Teleferik of Turkey. “Work for the construction of Mubarak Mandi Ropeway in Jammu has been awarded to Damodar Ropeway and Infrastructure Ltd Kolkata in collaboration with ST Teleferik, Turkey,” Minister for Urban Development and Urban Local Bodies, Nawang Rigzin Jora, said in the state Assembly today. He was speaking on behalf of the state minister for tourism. Replying to a question by BJP member Ashok Khajuria, the minister said that formalities for securing environmental, wildlife and forest clearances have been completed for the project. The …

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Major Ajay Singh Jasrotia Martyr Gandhinagar Jammu

Insensitive Jammu Municipal Corporation, Advertisers, Making Mockery of Martyred Soldiers

On June 15, 1999 When Major Ajay Singh Jasrotia attained martyrdom in Kargil the road outside his native home in posh Gandhi Nagar area was renamed and Jammu Municipal Corporation had installed a sign board. In the recent years though the Indian army has been organising Vijay Diwas in Kargil to honor the martyrdom of brave soldiers but the civil authorities here in Jammu have made mockery of his martyrdom. The insensitive general masses and advertisers who chose to paste bills and posters on the sign board, where his name has been written, have been rubbing salt on the wounds of the near and dear ones of the martyred soldier by showing disrespect to his name and valor. Ironically, for …

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