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Saturday, August 2, 2014
 Jammu Kashmir
Controversy over Kausarnag Yatra is disturbing: Dr Jitendra
Newspoint Bureau
New Delhi, August 1 Speaking to a deputation of displaced persons from Jammu and Kashmir led by senior BJP leader and MLA R.P. Singh, Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office said here today that controversy over Kausarnag Yatra is disturbing and that in matters of faith, there should be least interference from the side of the Government. The deputation had called on the Minister at his North Block office to complain against cancellation of the Yatra by the Government of Jammu & Kashmir without assigning any convincing reason. It also submitted a memorandum to him. Dr Jitendra Singh said, unfortunately the message has gone out that the Yatra was cancelled ...
Dr Darbu launches mass contact program in Rajpora constituency
Newspoint Bureau
Srinagar, August 1 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate from Rajpora Pulwama Haseeb Drabu has said that Jammu and Kashmir today needs more than ever before not just change of governance but political, economic and social transformation to usher into an era of durable peace and inclusive prosperity. Addressing a series of public gatherings during his mass contact programme in various remote areas of Rajpora constituency, wherefrom he is seeking maiden mandate for the Legislative Assembly, Drabu said the people of the State in general and the youth in particular are looking up towards PDP with great hope and expectations to put up a responsive political structure, productive economic s...
15 more Pak prisoners released on Bhim Singh’s petition
SC directs UOI to create fast-track criminal courts for speedy justice
Newspoint Bureau
New Delhi, August 1 Division Bench of the Supreme Court of India comprising Chief Justice R.M. Lodha, Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Rohinton F. Nariman directed the Attorney-General, Mukul Rohtagi to seek instruction from the government for the creation of fast-track criminal courts to speed up the justice delivery system and directed for submitting the view of the government on fast track courts within four weeks. Regretting the slow pace of trials, the Bench said that it was high time that government should work out a policy on an urgent basis so that cases do not linger in courts for decades. Prof Bhim Singh, Senior Advocate appearing in-person argued that lengthy trials...
Trishual Division organizes, medical, veterinary camp
Newspoint Bureau
Leh, August 1 The Army’s Trishul Division, continuing with development stride in Eastern Ladakh organized a Medical, Dental and Veterinary camp at Ranbirpura and Stakna villages. The camp aimed at enhancing the awareness of the local populace about the health and sanitation, disease due to weather change, treatment of livestock, prevention measures and treatment of villagers and animals of village. During the camp many villagers and animals were treated. Consultancy and free medicines were also provided to the locals. ...
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Govt's exploitative policies stand exposed: Hamid Choudhary
Newspoint Bureau
Jammu Tawi, August 1 Jammu and Kashmir People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader and Chief Election Coordinator for Jammu Province Abdul Hamid Choudhary today asked party leaders and workers to gear up for forthcoming elections by starting mass contact programmes and highlighting the policies set forth by party patron Mufti Mohamamad Sayeed. Now that party has announced almost all the candidates, party should let people know how the state can be benefitted by good governance which Mufti Sayeed has promised, he added. Choudhary Hamid lamented that incumbent government has done quite an injustice with people by exploiting their sentiments and depriving them of developmental works. Had there b...
Soz for a permanent exhibition of Kashmiri Arts, Crafts in Kashmir
Newspoint Bureau
New Delhi, August 1 In response to a Starred Question on setting up a permanent Exhibition of Kashmiri Arts and Crafts in Kashmir, the Union Textile Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar (Independent Charge) told Prof. Soz MP (Rajya Sabha) today that Government of India had already moved in this direction and announced a programme for Pashmina promotion in J&K in the budget proposals 2014-15. The Minister also said that a Trade Facilitation Centre at Srinagar with a total project cost of Rs. 12.30 Crore has been approved by the Government under Comprehensive Handicrafts Cluster Development Scheme (CHCDS) and J&K (S&E Corporation), Srinagar has been identified as the implementing agency for the ...
DDC reviews Kailash Yatra arrangements
Newspoint Bureau
Doda, August 1 In view of the forthcoming Annual Holy Kailash Yatra w.e.f August 16 to August 24, 2014, District Development Commissioner Doda, Shyam Vinod Meena convened a meeting of officers at Dak Bunglow Bhaderwah to review the necessary arrangements for the hassle free conduct of the pilgrimage. During the meeting various arrangements were discussed which include Security, Medicare, Power Supply and Drinking Water, besides other arrangements were thread barely discussed and instruction were conveyed to the concerned officers to put in place all the arrangements well in time. It was revealed in the meeting that the holy Kailash yatra will start from August 16, while as the Charri Mu...
Provide adequate staff in Ramnagar or face public fury: Harsh to Health Deptt.
Newspoint Bureau
Jammu Tawi, August 1 Harsh Dev Singh NPP chairman and MLA Ramnagar has strongly flayed the Health Department for acute deficiency of doctors and Para medical staff in SDH Ramnagar besides other PHC’s, Dispensaries and Health centres of Ramnagar constituency. He lambasted the Health Department authorities in particular for transferring even the meager staff which was earlier posted in SDH Ramnagar without providing any substitutes. He said that it was most shocking and utterly distressing to note that remote and far flung area health institutions in Ramnagar had virtually become defunct due to the non availability of desired medical staff. He deplored that all representations and reminde...
JPPF delegation visits striking dental surgeons, extends support to tankers association
Newspoint Bureau
Jammu Tawi, August 1 A delegation of Jammu Province People's Forum (JPPF) an amalgam of more than 50 Social, Commercial and other Organization led by its working President M. S Katoch along with Amrit Magotra , Avinash Bhatia and Prithvi Raj Singh Slathia met the striking Dental surgeons to know their problems and find out suitable solution so that the young dentists could earn their livelihood comfortably. With regard to the strike of oil tanker association, the JPPF in a statement on Friday said that was shocking that the Oil Tanker Drivers who are serving the masses of not only Kashmir valley but other places also to make their life comfortable by providing them different kinds of Oil ...
Secretary Education sets Sept 30 deadline for total enrolment of children
Newspoint Bureau
Jammu Tawi, August 1 A meeting of the officers of School Education Department comprising Joint Directors Law and Nodal Officers (SSA) of Education Department, Chief Education Officers, Principal DIETs, Executive Engineers of PWD (R&B) and PHE, Health Officer of Directorate of Health Services Jammu and other officers was held today at the Directorate of School Education Jammu The meeting was presided over by Nirmal Sharma Secretary to Government School Education Department. The Secretary Education took a review of almost all the components of the School Education Department and had a thorough and detailed discussion about the various components of SSA, RMSA and Sakshar Bharat Mission (SBM...
NC Minority Cell castigates UP Govt for communal flare up
Newspoint Bureau
Jammu Tawi, August 1 National conference Minority cell castigated U.P. government headed by Akhilesh Yadav for his non seriousness and lackadaisical approach towards the communal flare ups which took precious lives of people and property worth several crores destroyed by hooligans at Saharanpur district on Saturday on 26th August. N.C. Minority cell unit president and district Srinagar vice president S.Harmohinder Singh was talking today with reporters in Jammu. Singh vociferously castigated the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh yadav and his defunct government who remained a mute spectator to all the carnages which took place since he has taken over the reigns of government....
Inauguration of ICSSR Sponsored International Conference at SMVDU
Newspoint Bureau
Jammu Tawi, August 1 The inaugural session of two day ICSSR sponsored International Conference, “Shifting Paradigms in Applied Economics and Management: Course Correction” organized by Faculty of Management, was conducted in Matrika Auditorium of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University. Prof. D. Mukhopadhyay, Dean, Faculty of Management welcomed the audience and briefed about the department and the University. Vice Chancellor, SMVDU, Prof. Sudhir K. Jain presided on the occasion as the Chief Guest. Prof. Jain, the pioneer of Intellectual Property Education in India, emphasized on the need for creativity and diligence for success and sustenance and congratulated the team behind this exerci...
MVD organises awareness camp for auto rickshaw drivers
Newspoint Bureau
Katra, August 1 Motor Vehicle Department Reasi, (MVD), organised a workshop cum awareness camp for auto-rickshaw drivers at Ban Ganga, Katra as part of the awareness campaign at the base camp of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine. As many as 500 auto-rickshaw drivers participated in this camp. The objective of the camp was to acquaint the drivers with the importance of courtesy and good behavior towards the pilgrims as well as to make them aware about traffic norms. Annually 1.2 crore of pilgrims come to Katra, the base camp of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi and their reliance on public transport in the town necessitates the need for providing them a welcoming environment and all assistance by stake...
Jammu West Movement protest for filling vacant posts
Newspoint Bureau
Jammu Tawi, August 1 The members of Jammu West Assembly Movement accompanied by hundreds of unemployed youths held demonstration outside Press Club Jammu, demanding jobs in state government departments. The members of Movement said that about 80,000 posts are lying vacant in various government department while unemployed youths are going from pillar to post for seeking jobs. They demanded for filling vacant posts before assembly election, failing which they would be forced to intensify stir. ...
Implementation of SVEEP plan reviewed in Samba
Newspoint Bureau
Samba, August 1 In order to implement the Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) Plan for conduct of Assembly Election 2014, ADDC Samba Vivek Sharma convened a meeting to discuss the different aspects of the plan. It was decided in the meeting that different programmes will be organized to intensify the SVEEP activities viz interactive session in GDC Samba and Bhargva college on 4th of August, Rally on 6th of Aug, Poster making competition at GDC and Bhargva college on 11th of Aug. The meeting was attended by the Vikas Gupta Project Officer IWMP, Satish Sharma GM DIC, Vikas Anand, DIO, besides the representatives of education institution of Samba. ...
JTC, SF discuss burning problems of migrants
Newspoint Bureau
Jammu Tawi, August 1 A joint meeting of Jagti Tenement Committee and Soan Kashmir Front was held under the Chairmanship of Shadi Lal Pandita President here today wherein threadbare discussions were held about the burning problems of the Migrants. The members expressed their concern over leakages in the roofs adding further woes for the migrants putting up at Jagti Township. Addressing the meeting Pandita alleged that State Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is hell bent to destroy the Kashmir Pandits and hence playing conspiracy to destroy them. He said the township has been facing worst kind of power shedding and the chief minister who is also minister for power was watching all this as a m...
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