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Pics: Kishtwar receives heavy snowfall

Kishtwar receives fresh snowfall. Snowfall began in Kishtwar and upper reaches of Jammu region in the wee hours today, bringing down the mercury by several degrees across the state.     Thanks to Pranav for providing these pics

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Saroori inspected construction work of GREF-Kishtwar-thathri

Saroori caught GREF red handed while using sub-standard material in road construction work

General Reserve Engineering Force (GREF) responsible for the construction of 200 KM Batote-Doda-Kishtwar-Sinthan road was caught by Senior Congress Leader and MLA Inderwal, Ghulam Mohammad Saroori today while using substandard material in construction work on Thathri-Kishtwar road in Kishtwar district. Saroori who was on tour of his Inderwal constituency was accompanied by Assistant Commissioner Labour Kishtwar, Zakir Hussain and other senior officials were also present when Saroori caught the GREF red handed. “GREF had been assigned the job of construction of nearly 200 KM vulnerable road from Batote to Kishtwar-Sinthan top which witnessed massive accidents— but instead of doing his good job, GREF is using substandard material in the form of sand mixed with mud and low ratio of cement …

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Saroori addressing gathering at Patnazi

No pre-poll alliance with National conference in upcoming elections: Congress

While addressing gathering after laying foundation stone  of Patnazi-Kishtwar watershed scheme covering 4 panchayats of Patnazi area of Drabshala Block of Kishtwar District, Senior Congress Leader and MLA Inderwal, Ghulam Mohammed Saroori completely denied the possibility of pre-poll alliance with National Conference in upcoming elections He also said that the Project is being executed at an estimated cost of Rs 7.16 crores. Clearing air on possibility of pre poll alliance with National Conference in upcoming parliamentary elections, Saroori said that Congress party will not form any alliance for the 2014 elections. “The Congress will contest the elections on its own and try to emerge as a strong force with in state politics,” he said, Saroori warned the people in Jammu …

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Ghulam Nabi Azad at Bunjwah

Focused attention needs to be placed on the development of rural and hilly areas of the state: Azad

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Ghulam Nabi Azad who is on a three day visit to erstwhile District Doda and Jammu today visited Gondoh Bhalessa, Bunjwah area and addressed a Public meetings at Nali Bunjwah. Azad said that focused attention needs to be placed on the development of rural and hilly areas of the state. He said the benefits of different state and centrally sponsored schemes must percolate down to the poor people. He also said peace is imperative for development and the situation had improved in Jammu and Kashmir since some years. “We have observed that in 2013 the state witnessed lowest violence-related incidents in the past more than two decades. But still we have to put …

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kishtwar violence-communal clash

Kishtwar Violence: COI missed second deadline, Govt. has no clue how soon the inquiry would be done

In the wake of Kishtwar violence on August 9, 2013 Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had promised speedy justice and time bound inquiry to punish the real culprits responsible for the flare up of violence in which three civilians lost their lives and several others were injured. To deliver justice the state govt, facing heat from several quarters had set up one man commission of inquiry on August 23 and the same was entrusted with the responsibility to submit the report to the state Home Department in the months times. As state govt moved at snails pace the commission of Inquiry could not start their probe in the stipulated time and one month extension was granted to the commission of Inquiry …

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Bimal Nag Kishtwar

Ghan-Bimalnag-Devigol Tourist Circuit in offing: Ghulam Ahmed Mir

Minister for R&B and Mechanical Engineering Abdul Majid Wani, Minister for Tourism Ghulam Ahmed Mir and MLA Inderwal Ghulam Mohammad Saroori visited the scenic Bimalnag area of Kishtwar and addressed gathering. While speaking on the occasion MLA Inderwal G M Saroori briefed the ministers of the local problems and aspirations. He said development of tourist related infrastructure at these tourist spots will definitely help in improving the socio-economic status of the people living in these areas. On this occasion the Sarpanches of the various Panchayat also presented memorandums regarding roads, PHC and tourist facilities etc. Addressing the gathering, Wani lauded the role of Saroor area in maintaining peace and brotherhood of the area. He announced that huts will be constructed …

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5th meeting of Kishtwar Development Authority convened today

The Minister for Tourism and Culture Mr. Ghulam Ahmad Mir today directed the officers to identify the land for development under various schemes being implemented by the Kishtwar Development Authority (KDA) and take local representatives into confidence while taking any decisions for the purpose. The 5th meeting of the Kishtwar Development Authority convened to review of financial and physical achievements of the Authority here today. Discussing the matter of shifting of TRC Tund to Kishtwar, the Minister issued instructions to the concerned that a piece of land measuring 5 kanals be identified for construction of a Tourist Hut at Tund out of the funds already placed at the disposal of KDA. The meeting was informed that the Kishtwar Development Authority …

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Commission of inquiry set up to enquire violence arson in Kishtwar: Ali Mohd. Sagar

Government vide SRO-375 dated 23rd August has set up a commission of enquiry headed by a retired Judge of Hon’ble High Court to enquire into the circumstances which led to the violence and arson and the consequent loss of life and property in District Kishtwar and to enquire into the administrative lapses, if any, while handling the situation. The commission will also to fix the responsibility of the persons, involved in acts of violence, arson and the loss of life and property. This was stated by the Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Ali Mohammad Sagar in reply to a calling attention notice of Syed Naeem Akhtar Andrabi about the activities of some Villages Defense Committee (VDC) members in …

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Allegedly beaten up by Police in Kishtwar, minor boy lands in emergency ward of GMC

The Jammu and Kashmir police has once again landed themselves in a piquant situation. Late Wednesday evening, a 16 year old minor boy hailing from Begana area in Kishtwar was admitted in the Government Medical college hospital after he was allegedly beaten up by the police in Kishtwar. The family members of the minor boy has alleged that the police confined their son illegally in their custody for six long days and tortured him in connection with the ongoing probe in to the Kishtwar violence incidents. The boy identified as Ajay Kumar s/o Sewa Ram was admitted in the GMC emergency after 9.00 p.m where doctors examined him and started his treatment.  Ajay was referred to the GMC by doctors …

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GM Saroori

J&K Congress leaders invites Rahul Gandhi to visit quake affected areas of Jammu region

A delegation headed by Senior J&K Congress Leader and MLA Inderwal G M Saroori meet party vice-president Rahul Gandhi in a meeting at New Delhi on Wednesday. Delegation apprised Gandhi about the party and its situation in the state. They also conveyed the difficulties they are facing and various issues pertaining to Jammu region. Congress Leaders presented memorandum to Gandhi and said after the elimination of Congress in Kashmir valley, Jammu region remained party strong hold in spite of not getting its due. What is required that Jammu people who have faced hardship should be given special assistance for providing relief to the earthquake victims of this mountainous district (Erstwhile Doda district). Saroori stated that due to recent earthquakes, nearly …

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