Tug of War between Political Parties on Cricketing Heroes of the J&K state

Minutes after PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti visited the residence of under 19 Cricketer from Jammu Shubham Khajuria and wished him success in his long cricketing  career ahead Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, also spared some precious time from his busy schedule to congratulate Shubham on his achievement. Omar who arrived here in Jammu last evening ahead of meeting of the District Development  Board took exactly seven days time to share his happiness with Shubham. Minutes before the start of the District Development Board meeting at 10.30 a.m at the official residence of Chief Minister in Jammu, Omar tweeted, “Arrived in Jammu to chair a meeting, heard the news about Shubam Khajuria playing for India Under 19. Congratulations to him,hope he shines”. …

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Beautification of Raghunath Bazaar in Limbo, But CM claims Work going on Apace

While chairing a meeting of the District Development Board in Jammu Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday informed the participants that the restoration of Mubarak Mandi Heritage Complex and beautification of Raghunath Bazar are going on apace. “I have provided ₹ 50 lakh last year for the beautification of Raghunath Bazar and same amount would be provided this year”, he said adding that additional amount to complete this project would be earmarked as per its requirement. Ironically, only last week a delegation of Raghunath Bazaar Businessmen Association (RBBA) had called on Minister for Planning Development, Labour and Employment, Ajay Sadhotra, and submitted a memorandum demanding from him to issue directions to the Planning Department to immediately release the balance sum of …

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Maharaja Hari Singh- A Great Statesman

“You could land up where you are because of good karma but it’s your thought and intentions that give you direction in life” this is the thought with which man of principle Maharaja Hari Singh ji was born. On 23rd Sept 1895, Raja Amar Singh was blessed with a son at the palace of Amar Mahal, Jammu. Hari Singh was the last Maharaja of the princely state of j&k in India. He married Maharani Tara Devi(1910-67) his forth wife as his first 3 wives had died young, and had 1 son Yuvraj(crown prince) Karan Singh. Raja Amar Singh probably foresaw the writing on the wall and brought up his son to learn the traditions and values which were the hallmark …

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Why is Omar Abdullah shying away from congratulating Shubham Khajuria?

On May 10, 2013 Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah lavished praise on Parvez Rasool for making an impressive debut in the cash-rich Indian Premier League. “Well done Parvez Rasool. Great name for your first scalp,” the CM wrote on his twitter page referring to Rasool’s maiden IPL scalp Jacques Kallis during Pune Warriors’ match against Kolkata Knight Riders. Rasool bowled four tight overs off-breaks as he had impressive figures of 1/23 to show for his efforts. “Finally Parvez Rasool gets a game in the 2013 IPL. Come on Parvez make us proud. Good luck,” the Chief minister had tweeted before the start of play.    Then On July 5, 2013 Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah called …

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Exploring the Unexplored Jammu- Manwal Temples

If you love being in the company of majestic hills, want to roam free aimlessly under the clear sky and breathe fresh air standing in the middle of mustard fields communicating with the nature, listening to the chirping of birds in chorus with gushing waters of running stream.You need not do much. Simply fill your rucksack with your basic essentials and embark on a hour long train journey from Jammu to reach Manwal, India’s first green railway station powered by solar panels. Coming out of the Manwal railway station you will be greeted by the calm, green environs and dash of fresh air. As you will look around your eyes will be set on hordes of livestock grazing the fields …

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Enjoying perks of Power since 2009 Now Why is Omar provoking Kashmiris to raise their head against Delhi Durbar?

Just few days back when Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh  and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi were on a two day long visit to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah played perfect host and despite provocations from the organisers of the show managers kept his cool and used enough adjectives in his public speeches to thank the UPA leadership for standing behind the state of J&K and helping the state govt build developmental projects and sanctioning liberal funds for various schemes.     But on Sunday when Omar Abdullah was speaking at a public rally he was nasty in his utterances. Within a span of less than two weeks Omar suddenly had a change of heart as he lashed out …

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Mother Nature has abundance of Gifts for Humans and What are We doing?

Mother nature has abundance of gifts for humans and what are we doing? Simply exploiting it. She has warned us several times and this time her fury was so sudden and unpredictable. Nature doesn’t care whether they are innocent kids, happy families or nice people who became the victims under catastrophic events. Many of us may ask why ‘innocent people’ became victims? We can’t blame Almighty for such disaster or for the huge loss of lives. It is really sad to watch thousands of people who died a sad death. This destruction had taken everything the houses, the families, the happiness and the peace from the lives of  thousands of people and they are left with tears and huge pains …

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Jammu division reeling under Severe Power Crisis, CM Omar Teasing them by posting pictures of Valley Temperature

With mercury soaring dizzy heights the denizens of  Jammu division reeling under acute power scarcity are asking only one question these days. What is our PDD minister and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah doing about power crisis and how soon the situation is going to be resolved? Till date the Chief Minister has escaped public scrutiny but with each passing day anger is brewing among the local residents about the callous attitude of the PDD as regards supplying uninterrupted power supply across metered  and unmetered areas of Jammu. The situation is even worse in far off district headquarters of Jammu division  and border areas as the PDD is shamelessly resorting to long power cuts to strike the balance amid growing demand …

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Museum of Geology Inside Heritage College is More than a Hidden Treasure Trove

The Museum of Geology, housed in an archaic building of the erstwhile Prince of Wales College rechristened as Government Gandhi Memorial(GGM) Science College in Jammu, is considered the Mecca of Geology sciences by students and scholars. The museum was founded by the doyen of Indian Geology and institution builder Dr DN Wadia after he joined the Prince of Wales College in 1907. It not only houses the longest fossil tusk of an elephantine mammal ‘Stegodon Ganesha’ measuring 10 feet 9 inches ( believed to the ancestor of the true elephants and mammoths) but have rich geological wealth of different periods of earth’s history. The fossil tusk which till date remains the main attraction geology students in Jammu University was discovered …

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Attack on Pakistani prisoner in Jammu Jail…Is it justified?

After the death of Sarabjit in a brutal attack in Kot Lakhpat jail Pakistan, the whole India is enraged against the brutality and careless attitude of Pakistan. Acquisitions are made against this inhuman act but what we witnessed in Kot Bhalwal jail Jammu after Sarabjit’s incident is justified ? According to the prisoner’s right law, a prisoner has the right to equal protection and as far as the punishment of the convict is concerned there is whole judicial system, the evidences, the lawyers and the jury of judges then how can a mere citizen who himself fights with the ordeals for better life everyday or a court marshaled prison (in case of Sanaullah Haq) who is sentenced to punishment for …

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