‘Bahaar-e-Ghazal’ a programme of soulful Ghazal Singing by eminent Ghazal singer of the State Sham Sajan was organised here today by Indian Council For Cultural Relations, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India at the K.L. Sehgal Hall, Abhinav Theatre Complex, Jammu under its fortnightly programme Horizon Series. The music lovers of the state were provided a rarest opportunity by the ICCR, Jammu to rejoice an engrossing, mesmerising and inspiring musical evening. It was a unique combination of world class poetry rendered through emotionally charged high class singing which was complimented equally by professional musicians of the state. Earlier before the beginning of  ‘Bahaar-e-Ghazal’ the Regional Director of ICCR, Balwant Thakur while welcoming the distinguished gathering said that today is …

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Jammu, Katra get 4 new trains

In a slew of major initiatives for Jammu and Kashmir, Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal today announced four new trains for Jammu including two for Katra, the base camp of holy Mata Vaishno Devi ji shrine, where the train was expected to reach in next few months, extended route of one train and increased frequency of another. He also proposed electrification of railway tracks in Jammu and said he would pursue for more routes in Jammu and Kashmir including Bilaspur-Manali-Leh and Jammu-Poonch via Akhnoor.

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ICCR showcases ‘Celebrating Diversity’ in Jammu

The Dances of Jammu and Kashmir woven and choreographed in a bouquet presentation ‘Celebrating Diversity’ showcased here today at the Auditorium of IIIM, Jammu by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India under its fortnightly programme ‘Horizon Series’. Thirty young dancers representing all major dance forms of Jammu & Kashmir mesmerized the captive audience through their spellbound performances. Mr. Vipul Pathak IAS, Commissioner/Secretary to Government Science and Technology was the Chief Guest on the function and it was presided over by Dr. Ram Vishwakarma Director IIIM, Jammu. Earlier welcoming the guests, the Regional Director of Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Balwant Thakur said that under its Horizon Series, this has been the endeavour of …

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Taj Mohi-ud-Din reviews arrangements for Jammu Marathon

  Minister for Medical Education, Youth Services & Sports, Taj Mohi-ud-Din today reviewed the arrangements for the smooth conduct of 4th Jammu Marathon race scheduled to be held on Sunday, February 17. The Minister impressed upon the representatives of various agencies to maintain close liaison to make the event a success. He directed Departments of Health, Education, Police etc to put in requisite arrangements in place so that the participants don’t face any inconvenience on the occasion. The meeting was told that a large number of people, including some celebrities are expected to join the race which would be flagged off from M. A. Stadium at 9 am. The 8.5 kms long race would pass through B. C. Road, Amphalla, …

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Rigzin Jora appeals for Polythene-free Jammu

Terming Polythene bags as a grave threat to the environment, Minister for Urban Development and Urban Local Bodies, Nawang Rigzin Jora, today appealed to the people of Jammu not to use as an essential commodity for shopping and daily convenience. “Massive and blind usage of plastic bags and their casual disposal, both by consumers and through waste management activities, not only create environmental problems but also reinforce the perception of a wasteful society. Apart from the devastating environmental consequences, the plastic garbage and litter tear down visual and aesthetic look of the town”, he added. He added that all the grocery stores use the plastic bags in huge quantity every day as a tool to keep the things easy to …

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