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J&K govt launches state-sponsored scheme for girl child ‘Ladli Beti’

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Jammu and Kashmir government today approved a state-sponsored social assistance scheme for girl child ‘Ladli Beti’ which will be implemented in six districts with low child sex ratio. “The state Cabinet, which met here today under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, gave its nod to the adoption of ‘Ladli Beti’ for its implementation in six selected districts – Kathua, Jammu, Samba, Budgam, Pulwama and Anantnag – exhibiting low and declining child sex ratio,” an official spokesman said. He said the scheme has been launched to create a strong positive disposition towards the girl child and aims to reverse the alarming trend of declining child sex ratio. The scheme addresses the concerns of girl’s right from birth to …

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Nitin Gadkari lays foundation stone of bridge over River Ravi in Kathua

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Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari today laid the foundation stone for the construction of two-lane bridge over river Ravi in Keerian-Gandial area of district Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir. Speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister said that BJP led NDA government in the Centre is committed to provide better road connectivity in Jammu and Kashmir and a number of initiatives have already been taken in this direction. The 1210 m long bridge along with 7.5 km long approach road is being constructed by the Union Ministry of Transport and Highways at an estimated cost of Rs 160 crore under Inter State Connectivity programme. The bridge would provide an alternative surface link between Jammu and …

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162.18 crore approved for Kathua district, and for District Samba Rs 86.62 crores approved

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CM chairs Board Meetings, asks officers to focus on productive assets Describing Kathua and Samba as the Gateway and Industrial Hub of the State respectively, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today called upon the administration to take full advantage of the revised financing scheme which focuses on decentralisation and assigns greater role and responsibility to the districts. “Take full ownership of developmental projects for creation of productive assets and effective implementation of social sector schemes, Sayeed asked the administrators while chairing District Development Board Meetings of Kathua and Samba districts in Kathua. While Rs 162.18 crore capital allocation for Kathua district has been approved, for District Samba, a capital plan allocation of Rs 86.62 crore was sanctioned during the Board …

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Lal Singh pays surprise visit to district hospitals Samba, Kathua

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Minister for Health and Medical Education, ARI and Trainings departments, Choudhary Lal Singh today conducted surprise inspection of Primary Health Centre (PHC) at Bari Brahamna, Government Emergency Hospital and Sub-District Hospital (SDH) Ramgarh, District Hospital (DH), Samba, Trauma Hospital Ghagwal, Sub-District Hospital Hiranagar, Mahatma Gandhi Maternity Hospital and District Hospital Kathua. The surprise check was conducted by the Minister in view of the persistent complaints by the public regarding non-availability of medicos and paramedical staff in these hospitals during holidays. Director Health Services Dr. Baljeet Singh Pathania, Director Family Welfare Dr. Baldev Sharma, Project Director AIDS Control Society, Dr Mohan Singh, Deputy Controller Drug and Food Control Organization, Lotika Khajuria, State Tuberculosis Officer Dr. Ajay Kumar Gupta, Deputy Director Health …

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Togadia hits out at J&K govt over terrorist attacks in the state

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Hitting out at the PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir over “spurt in terror attacks”, Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Saturday accused Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed of “compromising” national interest. “Masrat Alam (separatist leader) is released. Terror attacks are rising. The nation is watching… Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister with his actions has compromised the national interest,” Praveen Togadia, VHP’s International Working President, said. He, however, declined to comment on the BJP’s decision to tie-up with PDP but insisted that “national interest and national security should not be compromised”. The Hindutva firebrand leader also batted for abrogation of Article 370, a long-time demand of BJP, saying VHP remains committed to it and he in a recent rally in Jammu had …

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Terror attacks in J&K an attempt by militants to boost their low morale: Parrikar


The two back to back terror attacks in Jammu is an attempt by the militants to boost their morale which has come down due to the Army operations, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said. “When the morale of the opponents are down, they make such attempts to boost it,” Parrikar said replying to questions about the attack by militants in Jammu and Kashmir today. Stating that the International Border has many “nallas”, he said at times it is difficult to man the area completely. The IB comes under the purview of the BSF. Giving figures, Parrikar said that about 26 militants have been killed this year by the Army with only one loss from its side. He said this proves …

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Basohli deserves to be ‘Heritage Town’: Jitendra Singh

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Ministry for Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, DoPT, Pensions, Space and Atomic Energy, Jitendra Singh today said Basohli richly deserves to be declared as ‘Heritage Town’ and BJP has always put forward this demand but there is always lack of support from the State Government. “BJP officially recognizes Basohli as a separate district in its organizational set-up but the State Government has constantly denied it the status of a district,” Dr Singh said while addressing a series of public meetings in Basohli Assembly constituency here. The art and painting of Basohli is hailed and promoted worldwide except in the State of J&K which is a sad irony, said Dr Singh and …

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BJP will form the next Government in J&K: Jitendra Singh

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Asserting that the people will judge BJP on basis of its performance both at the Centre as well as in the party-ruled states, Union minister Jitendra Singh today expressed hope that the party would form the next government in Jammu and Kashmir with a clear majority. Addressing the party workers in Kathua, Minister of State in the PMO Singh said, “BJP will form the next Government in J&K… BJP is a nationalist party which works for the betterment of the all the sections of the society.” Singh received a rousing welcome on his arrival, first at Kathua and later at Billawar, where BJP candidates Rajiv Jasrotia and Nirmal Singh filed their nomination papers today for the two Assembly constituencies, respectively. …

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Voters punished Azad over his silence on Kishtwar riots?


On Friday when counting started in Kathua former Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad initially established a clear lead over his rival candidate Dr Jitendra Singh of the BJP.   Till fifth round of counting  Azad was way ahead and his supporters were jubilant. Then suddenly the trends started changing. For some time it was a roller coaster ride for both the candidates. Moments later much to the chagrin of Azad and his poll managers he started trailing behind his rival candidate. Till the last round of the counting Azad could not recover and failed to breach the lead margins of Dr Jitendra Singh. The relevant question which crossed minds of his poll managers was how and where the Congress …

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BJP’s Jitendra Singh defeated union min Ghulam Nabi Azad

Jitendra Singh defeated Ghulam Nabi Azad-Udhampur

In Udhampur parliamentary constituency, dark horse Dr Jitendra Singh defeated union min Ghulam Nabi Azad by an impressive vote margin of 60976. Here is assembly segment wise vote share:  Assembly Segment BJP Congress Kishtwar 18726 22484 Inderwal 11196 39351 Doda 18176 35914 Bhaderwah 21597 44783 Ramban 23164 26106 Banihal 5514 32836 Gulabgarh 7664 37332 Reasi 43143 34262 Gool Arnas 8832 29016  Udhampur 49623 19429 Chenani 34336 14912 Ramnagar 33588 18407 Bani 12813 10396 Basohli 36169 8518 Kathua 63186 18021 Billawar 42526 18076 Hiranagar 56567 16491  Total  487369  426393

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