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Jammu celebrated Gen Zorawar Singh’s 227th birth Anniversary

Atop the rooftop of the world – standing before serene waters of Lake Mansoravar on the Himalayan plateau,  band of warriors, bloodied and battered a thousand miles from their homes in the Jammu kingdom looked with grim satisfaction on the culmination of a successful campaign of war under the leadership of their inspirational leader General Zorawar Singh Brief History of Gen Zorawar Singh Zorawar Singh   (1786-1841) was born in a village of Kahlur State (also called Bilaspur from its capital) in modern Himachal Pradesh, India, in a Hindu Rajput family of Kahluria clan, they migrated to the Jammu region where, on coming of age, Zorawar took up service under Raja Jaswant Singh of Marmathi (modern Doda district). In 1817 he …

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Ahead of Local Bodies Polls,Politics heating up in J&K

Ahead of the local bodies polls,scheduled to be held by June end this year, the political parties in the state have started measuring swords to cut their political rivals to size and consolidate their vote bank ahead of the 2014 Assembly polls. On one hand the main opposition parties BJP ,Panthers Party and PDP are on the streets and highlighting the shortcomings of the Omar Abdullah led coalition government and on the other hand the state government has already kick started its campaign among the masses with  its performance report card.   If the opposition parties have started picking holes and finding faults in the working of the alliance government and its lop sided policies the Chief Minister on its …

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Monkeys living life King Size on Jammu Kashmir National Highway

Monkeys are living life ‘king size’ on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway eating what ever they can straight out of the hands of passing by pilgrims heading towards the holy cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi.   Pilgrims, traveling in their private vehicles and those on board public transport buses normally offer bread, banana and other eatable items including Gur (jaggery) and ‘channa’ (roasted chickpea) to the simian population.   Even though the monkeys get to eat alot but there is an element of risk involved too. Some monkeys pick food items in time and safely reunite with their parent group to enjoy the feast. The unlucky ones get crushed under the wheels of over speeding motor vehicles without eating anything. …

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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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Farooq Abdullah would make better PM too

Dr Farooq Abdullah Sunday surprised media persons by throwing his hat in the ring and claiming that he too would make better Prime Minister of India. Interacting with the media persons on the sidelines of a book release function in Jammu on Sunday evening when Dr Abdullah was asked by media persons who would make better Prime Minister, Rahul Gandhi or Narendra Modi he swiftly responded by saying Dr Farooq Abdullah.    His reply triggered a round of laughter in the hall where he was interacting with the media persons. On another tricky question, “Congress has said that Modi is YAMRAJ”  Dr Abdullah said “See, his (Modi’s) competition is not with Farooq Abdullah. His fight is with those, who are calling …

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Omar yet to hold monthly Cabinet meeting in any Remote District of Jammu Division

Ten months ago Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had proudly announced on the micro blogging site that he will take his cabinet to Tangdhar in North Kashmir. “This week I take the Cabinet to Tangdar in North Kashmir. Once a month we will meet in a remote part of the state. Gurez, Machil and Keran”,Omar had twitted on May 26,2012. Omar kept his promise and on May 30 after attending the meeting he once again shared his thoughts on twitter, “Had a very productive visit to Karnah. “Time will tell if we are able to deliver the results of such cabinet meeting to the areas we visit”. On the same day Omar had also announced schedule of his next meeting. “Next …

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200 youth to be employed by TCS: VC Kashmir University

To discuss various aspects regarding employability and job opportunities for the unemployed youth of Jammu and Kashmir State through skill development and for further placement in various companies a meeting of representatives from various multinational companies and faculty of Kashmir University was held under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor Kashmir University, Prof. Talat. Prof. Talat emphasized to tackle unemployment crisis purposefully by providing ample avenues to youth in private sectors by reaching out to the educated unemployed youth of far flung areas of the State.He urged the educated unemployed youth to avail the maximum benefits of the opportunities being provided by the various multinational companies in this regard. He also added that skill development and enhancement of employability has been …

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Revoke AFSPA to resolve Kashmir issue: Mufti Mohd. Sayeed

Mufti Mohd. Sayeed

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the continued use of a law of emergency nature like the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) is against the spirit of the constitution and amounts to denial of fundamental rights to life and liberty enshrined in it. Reiterating his party’s stand on the revocation of the special law the party patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed today said that the very claim of country to a democratic system suffers a blow when the people of an entire state are denied fundamental rights on the pretext of security. Mufti said he had been advocating the revocation of AFSPA since 2007 when the prime minister had on his suggestion had appointed a high powered committee to examine …

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