Shabir Ahmad

MoS Health not ready to fix Accountability of Doctors responsible for Dengue deaths in Samba

On Saturday when Minister of state for Health Shabir Ahmad Khan  made a statement in the state assembly  regarding spread of Dengue  he categorically denied those reports which had claimed that the deceased girl was admitted in the Samba hospital and was seen and treated by doctors of the J&K Health Services. Speaking in the state assembly MOS Health stated,” Pooja of Samba who died on September 29, 2013 was not seen and treated by any doctor of the J&K Health Services adding that the deceased was reported to have been admitted in Ravi Hospital Pathankote from where she was referred to DMC hospital Ludhiana where she later expired”. In contrast the family members claimed that 24 year old Pooja, …

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₹ 5 crore plan to preserve Historic Samba Fort

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday said a detailed project report has been prepared for preservation of historic Samba Fort in the state which will cost ₹ 4.95 crores. A detailed project report has been prepared to develop Samba Fort as a prominent place of tourist attraction, said Housing, Horticulture and Culture minister Raman Bhalla. Raman Bhalla has said that a detailed project report of ₹ 4.95 crore has been prepared for preservation of the historical Samba Fort which was constructed by Maharaja Suchet Singh in 1822 and develop it as a prominent place of tourist attraction. He said the government has earmarked corpus fund of ₹ 50 crore for meeting the expenditure on conservation and preservation of rich heritage …

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Pak Rangers, BSF men offer Peace Prayers at Baba Chamliyal Shrine

Notwithstanding tension along the line of control  gathering of more than two lakh devotees of Baba Chamliyal on either side of the Indo-Pak International border in Ramgarh sector near Samba, Thursday paid obeisance at the famous shrine. Like previous year the Pakistan Rangers avoided direct interaction with the media at the zero line. An annual feature, the fair brings together  officers from neighbouring countries deployed on  the international border  where Pak rangers hand over ‘Chaddar’  to be laid on the tomb of Baba Chamliyal on behalf of devotees from  Pakistan and  in return received prasaad of Shakkar and sharbaat for the devotees who anxiously await trolleys  to cross over the zero line. Dressed in colourful dresses,riding on top of the buses …

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Ram Pyara Saraf- A personality forgotten by us

A Journey From A Politician To An Ideologue of The Nature-Humen Centric ViewpointBrief history of RP Saraf: 1924 Born at Samba 1946 Plunged into politics via JK National Conference after his post graduation in History from Punjab University, Lahore. 1952 Elected to Jammu Kashmir Constituent Assembly and served for 10 years as an MLA representing Samba-Bishnah Constituency 1958 Formed Democratic National Conference and Elected its General Secrerary Member, CPI National Council, Took over as Editor, Urdu Weekly Jammu Sandesh and remained till its        closure in 1969 1964 Was among CPIs 32 National Council members who laid foundation of CPI(M) and elected to its Central Committee, Detained under DIR for Pro-Chinese Communist Party stand and confined to Jammu Central Jail till …

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3.7 kg cannabis recovered, two smugglers arrested in Samba

Two narcotic smugglers were arrested and 3.7 kgs of cannabis was recovered from their possession in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir. During checking, police intercepted a SUV, which was on its way from Srinagar to Punjab, at Mansar in Samba district late last night, police said here today. During checking of the vehicle, 3.7 kgs of cannabis was recovered and smugglers identified as Mohammad Iqbal Dar and Ali Mohammad Gojri were arrested, they said, adding a case under NDPS Act was registered against them.

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