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Thursday, July 24, 2014
 Jammu Kashmir
Several NRI scientists willing to return: Dr Jitendra
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Newspoint Bureau New Delhi, July 23 Replying to a Starred Question in the Lok Sabha today, Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, MoS, Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Space and Atomic Energy said, the new initiatives undertaken by his Ministry during the last seven weeks of his taking over the charge include a successful attempt to be more inclusive in order to engage certain eminent scientists who had been somehow left out of the mainstream during last several decades. He said the positive outcome of this initiative is that several NRI scientists have sent signals about...
Army distributes steel almirahs to schools
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Jammu Tawi, July 23 Aiming to improve the educational infrastructure in the far flung areas of Akhnoor district, Army today distributed steel almirahs to Government Primary Schools, Jagwal, Masa-da-Mohalla, Tragwal, Bhamwarbar, Targa, Government High School, Sunail and Government Middle School, Ambaran. The Crossed Swords Division under the Sadbhavana initiative distributed fourteen steel almirahs to Government schools in far flung areas. The availability of almirahs will help organise the schools better and improve the classrooms. Speaking on the occasion, Jagdev Singh Headmaster Government Primary School, Tragwal, Sandip Kumar, Headmaster Government Primary School Jagwal, Satya S...
The battle of Chorbatla
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Jammu Tawi, July 23 ChorbatLA (La translates as Pass from Ladakhi) lies on the Eastern extremity of the Batalik Sector, on the watershed of the Ladakh Range between the Valleys of the Indus and the Shyok Rivers. At the time in May 1999 that the intrusions were detected in Batalik and adjoining areas, it was appreciated by the local formation that Pakistani troops would also strive to capture the tactically important Chorbatla, at that time held by only a small detachment of the Border Security Force. It was also assessed that capture of the Pass would allow Pakistan to open up an additional axis to maintain its troops. It was therefore decided to secure Chorbatla by occupying defensi...
AICC representative asks party workers to reach out every voter
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Kalakote, July 23 Anirudh Singh, MLA Himachal Pradesh and AICC representative for Rajouri and Poonch Districts, today stressed upon the party activists to work hard and reach out to every voter so that Congress secures absolute majority in the forthcoming assembly election and form government on its own in Jammu and Kashmir State. Addressing a meeting of Congress activists at Kalakote today, Singh said that the Congress has a glorious history of serving the people and added that there is need for launching massive mass contact programme to explain to the people the role played by Congress in socio economic development of all sections of the society. He said that given the pro pe...
Tributes paid to martyr, mortal remains of martyr being sent to native village
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Jammu Tawi, July 23 In a somber ceremony in Akhnoor wreaths were placed on the mortal remains of late Naik Mongchon P, by the General Officer Commanding White Knight Corps, General Officer Commanding Crossed Swords Division, Station Commander Akhnoor, and other officers and men as a mark of respect to the fallen hero, who earlier on July 22, 2014 attained martyrdom while eliminating an infiltration bid in Pallanwala sector of Akhnoor. The martyr was a resident of village Aniangan, Police Station Noklak in Tuensang district of Nagaland. The individual is survived by his mother. On the solemn occasion, as a mark of respect to the martyr "Reversing of Arms" was carried out by the ...
BJP takes exception to K Kavita MP’s remarks on J&K
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Newspoint Bureau Jammu Tawi, July 23 BJP on Wednesday objected certain remarks made by Telingana Rashtriya Simiti (TRS) M P K. Kavita on Jammu and Kashmir. Senior BJP leader Khalid Jehangir, while addressing a Press Conference at Srinagar said that it is very unfortunate and surprising that a first time (M P) K. Kavita without knowing the facts and history of our state J&K had given some remarks on J&K, Khalid Jehangir said how can a Member Parliament who has sworn allegiance to the constitution of the country challenge the integrity of our nation. J&K is an Indian state and not a country, people are welcome to ply politics but not at the cost of the country and J&K in general. ...
Awareness programme on Financial Inclusion at village Kaghote, Ramnagar
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Newspoint Bureau Jammu Tawi, July 23 One-day Awareness Programme on Financial Inclusion was organised by Manohar Lal, AGM (DD) NABARD Udhampur at village Kaghote Block Ramnagar in Udhampur district today. The objective of the programme was to generate awareness about Financial Inclusion among the rural people and encourage them to get linked with the banks by opening their Saving Bank Accounts. The programme was attended by J R Sharma, District Manager, JCC Bank, Udhampur, BM, JCC Bank, Ramnagar, members of PRIs and farmers / residents of village. DDM, NABARD informed the participants that the Government of India has initiated the process of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) under w...
NSUI to fight for protection of students’ rights: Dadwal
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Kishtwar, July 23 The National Students Union of India (NSUI) Chapter Kishtwar at a meeting chaired by its district president Prakash Singh Dadwal here today discussed various problems confronting the student community in the state in general and Kishtwar in particular. Addressing the meeting Dadwal said that NSUI will always fight for the protection of student rights and highlight their problems. Prakash also announced future activities of the organisation in the district and informed that NSUI will soon visit to all far-flung areas to aware students about aims and objectives of world's largest democratic student organisation. District President with the approval of district i...
56 students from 5 countries named to Cargill Global Scholars Programme
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Jammu Tawi, July 23 Shyam Prasad is one of 56 university students recently named as Cargill Global Scholars, a programme to help promising minds complete their studies while also receiving mentoring from Cargill leaders and participating in other enrichment activities. The 56 scholars hail from Brazil, Russia, India, China and the US. When Shyam Prasad left his home and his parents in the small Indian town of Jainamore at age 11 to advance his studies, he had no idea where his educational road would lead. After completing his class 10 course, for the next two year he would hopscotch from Bokaro to Gurgaon to Delhi to Hyderabad, crisscrossing India while preparing to go to university. ...
Top NC workers from Pattan constituency join PDP
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Srinagar, July 23 Top National Conference workers from Pattan assembly segment, in Baramulla district, Wednesday joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in presence of the senior PDP leader, Molvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari and the constituency in charge Abdul Majeed Teli, at Srinagar. Those who joined the party were Ghulam Qadir Khuroo, NC Panch at Trikubal village, Rehman Mir, Farooq Mir, Altaf Ahmad Dar and others. Thanking the new entrants' senior party leader, Aabid Hussain Ansari welcomed all of them into the party fold. Speaking on the occasion the new entrants said their inspiration for joining the PDP is the party's pro people agenda, its performance in the government....
Kuldeep Verma, martyr of Amarnath land row remembered
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Bishnah, July 23 Sangrash Samittee in association with Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) organised a function today to pay homage to Kuldeep Verma and other martyrs who sacrificed their lives in Amarnath land row during 2008. A large number of people assembled and paid homage to the martyrs. The president of Sangrash Samitee Pawan Kohali, BJP leaders Ashok Koul, Chander Prakash Ganga, Ramesh Arora, Ravinder Raina, Rajiv Gupta, Ch Bishan Dass, Pt Ghanshyam, Naryan Dutt, Suraj Dev Singh, Satish Bharti and Subash Dasgotra were among those who paid tribute the martyrs....
AVM for withdrawing all privileges given on basis of caste, religion, region
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Newspoint Bureau Jammu Tawi, July 23 Ram Pal Seth president of Aarakshan Virodhi Manch Jammu has condemned discrimination being done to the people on the basis of caste, religion and region and described it denial of equal opportunities. Addressing newsmen on Wednesday he said leaders of all political parties are always showing interest for the upliftment of some particular castes for their vote bank politic and ignore the needy and deserving of other castes. Seth demanded that all the privileges given by Government on the basis of caste, religion and region be withdrawn and the social schemes which are giving birth to political corruption are mere wastage of public money. He...
Tar Singh urges CJM to expedite adoption case of abandoned teenager
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Jammu Tawi, July 23 Council for Civil Liberties' (CCL), Chairman and veteran socialist Inder Mohinder Tar Singh while addressing the media persons showed great concern over the handling of the case of the male child who was found abandoned inside the Ranweshwar Temple, Shalamar Road, Jammu on July 9, 2014. He along with other CCL members visited the SMGS Hospital wherein the discarded male child is admitted since then. It is a murder of humanity the way the cruel parents left the child unattended inside the temple, he said. The above mentioned male child was just four-day old when founded by one Mamta who resides inside the said temple. Since then the child is admitted in the Pediatric w...
Purmandal residents demands Tehsil status for Block Purmandal
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Jammu Tawi, July 23 The residents of Block Purmandal have demanded Tehsil status for Purmandal. Addressing a press conference at Press Club Jammu, the residents of Puramandal said that their area is backward and the people are facing lot of hardships. They said that government is in process for implementation of new administrative units and asked for inclusion of Purmandal as Tehsil in new administrative units....
KD pays rich tributes to Chader Shekhar Azad on his 109th birth anniversary
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Newspoint Bureau Jammu Tawi, July 23 Kranti Dal today paid rich tributes to freedom fighter Shaheed Chander Shekhar Azad on his 109th Birth Anniversary at its city office, Indira Chowk, Jammu. Pritam Sharma state president on the party who presided over the function that Azad at the age of 15 joined the non-cooperation movement headed by Mahatma Gandhi, which eventually led to his arrest. On the day of his arrest, Chandra Shekhar took on the name 'Azad', which meant the liberated one. Sharma said Azad was the founder of Garam Dal and after the Indian Rebellion of 1857 he was first among many Indian revolutionaries to use arms in their fight for independence against the British rulers...
Secy Cooperative reviews functioning of JCC Bank
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Jammu Tawi, July 23 Secretary Cooperative Department R K Koul stressed upon the Jammu Central Cooperative Bank (JCCB) management to run the bank on professional lines and emphasised the need to review the progress of bank on monthly basis so as to improve its working. As a part of his plan to review functioning of various sectors of cooperative department in Jammu division, Secretary Cooperative Department R K Koul held a review meeting of JCCB at Head Office, Rail Head Complex, here today. During the review meeting, Administrator JCCB Joint Registrar Cooperatives (Admn) Mufti Mohammad Farid-ud-Din briefed the Secretary regarding working of the bank and gave a resume ...
Poswal demands Gojri news on Doordarshan, increasing duration on AIR
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Jammu Tawi: Bhartiya Gujjar Mahasabha state president, Eshfaq-ur-Rehman Poswal, has urged Government of India to start Gojri news on Doordarshan in J&K besides increasing its duration on AIR. In a letter written to Union I&B Minister, Parkash Javdekar, Poswal said that Gujjars comprise of nearly 20% of the state's population, and the majority of them reside along borders and in far flung areas of the states. He said that they don't have access to other means of communication like the internet, cable and dish TV and other means. He said that Doordarshan and AIR can play a major role in communication and spreading awareness as they have a wider reach among the masses, especially in the far fl...
Deep Singh for overhauling prevailing defunct school education policy
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Jammu Tawi, July 23 Deep Singh president Jammu Private Schools and ETT Institutes Association (Progressive), while commenting on the recent media reports that NDA government is taking some effective steps towards overhauling of prevailing defunct school education policy framed by the outgoing UPA government, termed it as step towards right direction. In a handout issued on Wednesday, Deep Singh alleged the casual approach of UPA government had nurtured a dummy culture among the highly paid teaching staff in government schools of country. Similarly, the mid-day meal scheme of the existing education policy just emerged as total meaningless and full of corruption, he further added. 'Wha...
Kissan Council appeals for taking farmers woe seriously
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Jammu Tawi, July 23 J&K Kissan Council has urged the government for taking farmers problems seriously. Rajesh Sharma, the chairman of J&K Kissan Council in a press conference held today said that at present the farmers community particularly residing at border belt is in great distress, adding that on one hand rain deficit owing to poor Monsoon and shortage of water in canal has threatened paddy farming while Pak firing across the border has added their woes. He further said that there is going to be drought like situation in whole of Jammu region. He appealed the government as well as BSF to help the farmers to transplantation of paddy crops on the border belt....
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