Tag Archives: Jammu Kashmir

Katra solar project to save ₹ 1 crore energy bill for railways

Udhampur-Katra train

Pitching for green power, the Railways have set up 1 megawatt solar power plant at Katra station, a move that can save up to ₹ 1 crore annually on energy bills and also significant reduction of carbon dioxide at rail premises. In keeping with the motto of ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ for sustainable development and as a significant way to thwart climate change impact, we have been undertaking several green initiatives including the installation of the 1 megawatt solar power plant at Katra station, said a senior Northern Railway official. The solar project was commissioned in March this year and presently, out of 5,000 units produced daily by the plant, only 1,700 to 1,800 units are utilized by Shri Mata …

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Pakistan cannot dictate its agenda, India is capable enough to decide its own terms and agendas: Jitendra Singh

Jitendra Singh-BJP-Border-ceasefire violation

Rejecting Pakistan’s stand that creation of “dedicated” townships in Kashmir Valley for displaced Kashmiri Pandits would change the demographic makeup of the state, Union Minister Jitendra Singh today said Narendra Modi led-government would not let anybody dictate its agenda. “No, I think India is capable enough to decide on its own terms and agenda. As far as India is concern about how to go on these issues– whether it is the issue of terrorism or issue of displaced people returning to their homes, I do not think the government would let anybody dictate its agenda”, Singh told reporters here today. He was replying to a volley of questions about the Pakistan’s statement opposing “dedicated” townships in the Valley for displaced …

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Floods in Jammu Kashmir is adversely affecting the tourism industry, tour operators, hoteliers, taxi drivers in need of help

Floods in Jammu Kashmir

The constantly declining tourist traffic to the state of Jammu and Kashmir does not augur well for the hotel industry, tour operators and Taxi drivers who rely on their footfalls to earn their livelihood. Since the first week of September 2014 the state is witnessing steep decline in the tourist traffic to various destinations in the state.  Even the average number of pilgrims flocking the Katra base camp to perform special prayers in the bhawan shrine during Navratra festival is declining as compared to previous years. Anticipating less rush of tourists in the coming months in the wake of complete destruction of tourist infrastructure on the banks of Dal Lake and at various other locations the tour operators with advance …

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BJP hails Centre’s proposal for renaming PoK as PoJK


BJP Sharnarthi Cell today hailed the efforts of the union government for mooting proposal for renaming Pakistan Occupied Kashmir(POK) as Pakistan Occupied Jammu Kashmir(POJK) as has been demanded by the BJP Sharnarthi Cell since long. In a statement issued, BJP Sharnarthi Cell State In-charge and press secretary Jammu Kashmir BJP Pandit Ashok Kumar Khajuria along with other POJK refugee leaders has appreciated the prompt action of the Modi Government at the centre to address the long pending demands of the people. Khajuria said that successive governments of Congress and National Conference at centre and state continued to discriminate and deprived of legitimate rights of Jammu people in every spheres of life since independence. These governments considered Jammu people as 2nd …

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Governor conducts aerial survey of Amarnath Yatra routes


Governor N N Vohra, Chairman, alongwith Rakesh Kumar Gupta, CEO, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, conducted an aerial survey of the Shri Amarnathji Yatra area along the Chandanwari, Sheshnag, Panjtarni on the Pahalgam axis and Sangam and Baltal on the Baltal axis, to gain first hand impression about the existing snow accumulation levels. It was observed that the entire Yatra area from Chandanwari onwards on the Pahalgam axis and from  Domel onwards from the Baltal axis has very heavy snow accumulation. As almost all the prefabricated and permanent structures are still buried under snow upto roof level it is assessed that the entire area is still 8-10 feet of snow. The restoration of tracks from Chandanwari onwards is being taken up …

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Pak ready to welcome Modi, hopes to resolve differences and disputes

Pakistan welcome Modi

Pakistan today said it was looking forward to a visit by Narendra Modi as Indian Prime Minister and hoped that the two countries would resolve “differences and disputes” through an early dialogue. “We are ready to host Narendra Modi when he decides to visit Pakistan. Our Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has already extended an invitation to him,” Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit said in an interaction with members of Pres Club of India. Basit said people in both the countries longed for peace and prosperity and it was, therefore, mutually incumbent to spare no effort towards resolving all the “bilateral differences and disputes”. He said Pakistan leadership was committed to a result- oriented dialogue process and hoped that …

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J&K Police questions Ranji players, JKCA not keen on seeking apology from the police

JKCA-Jammu Kashmir Cricket Association

On October 17, 2009 when two cricketers hailing from Jammu and Kashmir were arrested and later released by the Karnataka police after traces of an explosive material were  allegedly detected  in their kit bags the Chief Minster of the state Omar Abdullah had cried foul and went on to defend the players while reacting strongly against the action taken by the Karnataka police. Parvez Rasool was made a “scapegoat” and “arrested mistakenly”,Omar had said without wasting much of his time. “It is not that we are silent on this. We have been on the job the moment we received the news about the arrest. There was some defect in the (bag scanning) machine (at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore) and Parvez …

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Govt is committed for ensuring overall and sustained development of J&K: Ali Muhammad Sagar


Minister for Rural Development and Panchayti Raj Ali Muhammad Sagar said that the public representatives are best judges to check and verify the progress of ongoing developmental works taken up by the government in their respective areas under various flagship programmes. The Minister was chairing a meeting of officers convened to review the physical and financial achievements registered under MGNREGA, IAY, BRGF and other centrally and sponsored schemes being implemented on erstwhile district Doda. The Minister for Roads and Buildings (R&B) Abdul Majid Wani, Legislators Ghulam Muhammad Saroori, Muhammad Sharief Niaz, Ashok Kumar, Naresh Kumar (MLC) and Sham Lal Bhagat (MLC), Commissioner/Secretary Rural Development Department Farooq Ahmad Peer, Director Rural Development, Jammu, Executive Engineer MGNREGA Doda all Block Development Officers …

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Ex-Army Chief VK Singh responds to notice of J&K assembly speaker

VK Singh-J&K-Notice

Former Army Chief General(retd) VK Singh Tuesday replied to the notice issued to him by the Speaker of the J&K Assembly Mubarak Gul in connection with the allegations of pay-offs to ministers in the state. It is on October 25  Speaker of the state assembly Mubarak Gul had issued a notice to former Army Chief Gen V K Singh to explain his position on his allegation of pay-off to a minister in the state. “…He (Singh) has been asked to explain his position regarding certain revelations made by him during the course of an interview to a Delhi-based news channel on September 23,” an Assembly spokesperson said.   The notice was issued in response to a privilege motion moved against …

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J&K will soon have Right to Education: Dy. CM Tara Chand

Tara Chand RTE

Underscoring on the need to provide free education to all children in the state, Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand today said the state will soon have Right to Education in place and every child in the age of four to fourteen years will have a right to free and compulsory education till completion of elementary education. He said the act is in final stages of framing and encompasses provisions contained in Right to Education Act 2009 besides taking into account state specific recommendations as suggested by state level consultation forums. “The education department is vigorously pursuing implementation of the right to education act in the state, the legislation is almost ready and the act would ensure compulsory admission, attendance and …

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