Workshop on HBNC held Infant mortality coming down in JK: Shabir

Minister of State for Health, Mr Shabir Ahmad Khan today  said that better Health services have helped to bring down the Infant mortality rate in the state, while steps are also afoot to create adequate infrastructure to make available Neonatal care facilities at all  district hospitals to check the newborn deaths.             “Infant mortality rate has come down  from 35 in 2006 to 32 in 2011 but there is a need to make available  adequate  neonatal care facilities to avoid the newborn deaths”, Shabir said at a day-long workshop on ‘Home Based New born Care (HBNC) ASHA Module’ organized by J&K National Rural Health Mission here today. The objective of the workshop was to sensitize the District Resource Persons, Monitors and ASHA facilitators engaged for training the …

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J&K ERA commences work on Rs. 26.75 crores State of Art Multilevel car parking facility in Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir Economic Reconstruction Agency (J&K ERA) today started work on the construction of multilevel mechanized car parking facility in Srinagar city at Lal Chowk (KMDA Adda).             Work on the state of art multilevel car parking facility which is first of its kind in the State was today started in presence of Chief Executive Officer, J&K ERA, Mr. Saurabh Bhagat. The project is estimated to cost Rs. 26.75 crores and will be spread over an area of 3472 square meters and includes construction of five level automated puzzle type mechanized parking facility along with three storied commercial complex comprising of office space, public toilet and commercial space (shops) for rehabilitation  of KMDA office and other shopkeepers presently existing at site. …

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Council conducts screening of Thang-Ta team

State Sports Council today conducted the screening of the J&K Thang-Ta team, heading for Federation Cup to be held at Dhanbad in Jharkhand, here. The screening committee which cleared the state contingent included Joint Secretary (Kashmir), Prof Bashir Ahmad, Sports Officer, Qayoom, Siraj-ud-Din, Tabasum Gillani. Now, the selected boys and girls shall proceed for the venue for the competition to be held at Jharkhand from April 21 to April 24. The selected players out of the Federation Cup shall represent the country in 2nd Asian Thang-Ta Championship to be held at the same venue. Among others present were president, Nisar Hussain Gillani and general secretary, Ayjaz Ahmed Bhat.

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J&K Contractors coordination Committee condemns police lathicharge and arrest of contractors of valley

Balvinder Singh General secretary J&K contractors Coordination Committee strongly condemns the police lathicharge on the peaceful agitating contractors of Kashmir  today on 11/04/2013,  at Press colony Residency road Srinagar who were protesting against the government for not proving funds to clear theirs work done claims/liabilities  amounting to Rs 107 Crores of Jammu and Rs 161 Crores of Kashmir division. Mr singh  while narrating the event  stated that there were approximately 300 contractors assembled at press colony near residency road Srinagar to lodge their peaceful protest against the failure of the  government for not releasing their work done claims but the police lathicharged on the peaceful demonstration of the contractors  and later arrested  Gulam Jeelani Purja chairman JKCCC, Bashir Khan Chief …

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Politics of Healing Touch in the state of Jammu Kashmir

A day after another sarpanch Ghulam Mohd Lone was killed by unidentified gunmen in Kashmir valley battery of senior cabinet ministers visited his residence and conveyed their heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family members and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.   The team of ministers and leaders of National Conference were led by  Ali Mohd Sagar, senior most cabinet colleague of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.   Sagar was also accompanied by  Minister for Social Welfare Sakina Itoo, Minister of State for Home, Sajad Ahmad Kitchloo, Minister of State for PHE & Irrigation Nazir Ahmad Gurazi along with District Development Commissioner, Pulwama, Shafat Noor and MLA Amira Kadal, Nasir Aslam Wani.   During their stay the ministers handed over a …

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ANC voiced grave concern over demolition of Masjid in premises of state legislature

Jammu and Kashmir Awami National Conference has voiced grave concern over the demolition of Masjid in the premises of state legislature at Jammu and warned of horrendous consequences if it was not rebuilt immediately. The party staged a massive demonstration in the Press Enclave here on Monday to protest the sacrilegious act committed under government’s nose. A large number of party workers joined the rally. Addressing the rally, provincial president, Lateef Ahmad Khan, termed the Masjid demolition as one of the blackest and the most shameful events of the state’s history which has hurt the religious sentiments of millions of its people. He said the incident was an inerasable blot on National Conference-led coalition government’s face which could not be washed off for …

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Cabinet approves 35 posts in JKSWRRA

The State Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah accorded sanction to the creation of 35 posts for J&K State Water Resources Regulatory Authority (JKSWRRA) for its effective functioning. The State Cabinet accorded sanction to the promotion of Ms Pushpa Devi, Director, J&K Funds Organization, a Member of the J&K Accounts Service to the Super Time Scale of the service Rs. 37400-67000 Grade Pay Rs. 10000 with effect from 12.03.2013. Consequent upon this the officer has been re-designated as Director General J&K Funds Organization. The State Cabinet also accorded sanction to the promotion of following Members of the J&K Accounts Service to the Special Scale of 37400-67000 Grade Pay Rs. 8700 with effect from 12.03.2013. The …

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More Industrial Units registered in Kashmir,while More Employment Generated in Jammu: CAG

Even after registering 2346 more industrial units in Kashmir province as compared to Jammu during the last five years the total employment generated was far less in Kashmir than Jammu province,the recent CAG report has revealed.   According to the report, 3829 industrial units were registered in Kashmir province as against 1483 units in Jammu between 2007-08 and 2011-12.But when it comes to generation employment Kashmir province fell behind Jammu.   According to the CAG report  the total employment generated in Kashmir was 18062 while Jammu generated 20318 during the same period.The average employment generated by each industrial unit in Kashmir province ranged between four and five and in Jammu province ranged between 11 and 16.   Overall 5312 industrial units …

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Champions Trophy Probables: Sehwag dropped; Parvez Rasool, Ishwar Pandey, Unmukt Chand in

The selection committee on Saturday dropped Virender Sehwag and Harbhajan Singh from the list of 30-member probables for the ICC Champions Trophy. Left-arm seamer Zaheer Khan has also been left out. Jammu and Kashmir allrounder Parvez Rasool,Delhi batsman Unmukt Chand and Madhya Pradesh medium pacer Ishwar Pandet have been named among the probables for the Champions trophy to be held in England after the ongoing Indian Premier League.

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Harnessing private job market key to address unemployment: Omar Abdullah

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday reiterated his Government’s vow to work in unison with the Union Government and the Governments of various States of the Country to ensure palatable and conducive environment for Jammu and Kashmir students, traders and employees outside the State and help them pursue their education, trade and service goals smoothly. “I have already underlined this necessity while talking to the Prime Minister, Union Home Minister and Chief Ministers of all the States”, he said elaborating that the State Government would be in continuous touch with other States in this regard besides keeping liaison with citizens of Jammu and Kashmir working outside the State. “I have also emphasized the need for changing the mindset about Kashmiri youth …

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