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Pulwama Terror Attack: Jammu observes total shutdown amid violence, curfew imposed, mob torches vehicles, 8 injured

 

 

 

Jammu,  February 15: The District Administration Jammu has imposed curfew in this winter capital of the state after violence erupted amid total shutdown as mob torched over a dozen vehicles and damaged many in protest against the Pakistan while around eight persons including cops also suffered injuries.

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Governor addresses the concerns of Kargil

JAMMU, FEb 15: The Hon’ble Governor, Shri Satya Pal Malik today met the All Party...

Dogra Front & Shiv Sena take out protest against the cowardly attack on the CRPF...

JAMMU, FEB 15: The terrorists targeted a CRPF convoy, which was moving from Jammu to...

Restoration peace with fundamental rights is only way out to end violence & anti-state terror...

UDHAMPUR, FEB 15: “Everyone in the world including Big Powers have condemned the terror attack...

Restoration peace with fundamental rights is only way out to end violence & anti-state terror...

UDHAMPUR, FEB 15: “Everyone in the world including Big Powers have condemned the terror attack...

ARMY CONDUCTS MEDICAL CAMP AT SARSOTE

UDHAMPUR, FEB 15: To ameliorate the medical problems of populace in far flung and remote...

Declare Pakistan a terrorist Nation: Harsh

Jammu, Feb 15: Condemning with full vehemence Pakistan’s most cowardly attack on CRPF Jawans in...

MANY YOUTH & OTHERS FROM GUJJAR & RAJPOOT COMMUNITIES JOINED AAM AADMI PARTY

JAMMU, FEB 15: Yesterday evening, it was a grand occasion for AAM AADMI PARTY when...

Governor condemns attack on CRPF Convoy

Jammu, February 14: Governor Satya Pal Malik has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a...

Shrine Board and Municipal Committee Katra hold joint meeting for development of civic amenities in...

Katra February 14 : A joint meeting of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board and...

Women are indebted to PM Modi: Rekha

JAMMU, FEB 14: The recently launched nationwide programme of "Mera Parivar Bhajpa Parivar"is receiving overwhelming...

“Mission Dal Lake” is a great initiative : Khanna

Jammu, Feb 14: Inspired by “Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan”, a 1st class girl student of Kashmir...

BJP welcomed decision of extending LOC benefit to IB dwellers in J&K

JAMMU, FEB 14: Bharatiya Janata Party, Jammu & Kashmir welcomed the decision of government in...

Militancy uprising

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||| RAJNI SHARMA ||||

The militancy in the state, particularly in the Kashmir valley has shown an uprising since last few months. The security forces have acted tough against this increase and has also eliminated a good number of militants, operating in the valley.  About 200 militants are active in j& k at present. The security forces have carried outa large number of anti-militancy operations and have also eliminated a good number of militants during the operation all out. The government is not ready to compromise with its security and has given a free hand to the forces to carry out militancy operations. Even the BJP has pulled out from the coalition government in the state to deal with the militancy in an efficient manner. Now with the Governor rule, implemented in the state, an increase in the number of anti-terrorist  operations is definitely on the cards.The security forces will now have an upper hand during the operations due to increased intelligence inputs.

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Peaceful first phase of polling

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RAJNI SHARMA  |||||

First phase of local body elections (Municipal Committee elections) ended peacefully. The elections of 11 districts of the state went to polls in first phase of Municipal elections on 8th October 2018 with Rajouri district of Jammu division recording the highest turnout of 81% while as Bandipora district recorded the lowest turnout of 3.4%. The polling remained by and large peaceful with no major incident reported from any poll bound areas of the three regions of the state. It is after a lapse of 13 years that Governor Administration has conducted the local body elections in the state, which remained peaceful throughout the state. This shows that the previous governments were not sincere in conducting the elections to the ground level democratic institutions of the state. The last elections to these institutions were held in 2005 and after their full term of six years, no government conducted these elections. 

The valley witnessed a very low turnout, as the separatists and the NC and PDP abstained from these elections. But there remained no absolute impact of militant threats and poll boycott calls of NC and PDP in Jammu and Ladakh regions, where people including women, young and elderly citizens turned out in large numbers to elect their representatives to the Municipal Bodies. There had been no complaint of any major election related violence in all 321 wards, where polling was held on 8th of October 2018 in 820 polling stations after which fate of 1204 candidates was sealed in the EVM's, which would be opened on 20th of October, when the fourth phas of election to the local Body elections will come to an end. In the phase-1, a total of 78 candidates have been elected unopposed.

   These elections once again showed that Kashmir centric political parties are trying to take the union government hostage with some or the other demands but the participation of the electorate showed that these parties are no longer relevant in the state, as they have lost the confidence of the people. Despite the boycott, a good number of candidates of these parties took part in these elections as proxy candidates. People's conference party chairman Sajad Gani Lone has rebuked the boycott call of these parties by saying that these elections have exposed their double standard. He said that the political parties have right not to participate in elections but should then giveaway perks. He said that if these political parties are serious about boycott, its leaders should resign from their positions. He said that he knows the demerits of boycott as his party has boycotted for 20 years. This shows that people of the Kashmir valley have come to know the double standard of these parties. Anyhow, the Governor Administration deserves all appreciation of conducting first phase of M. C. elections peacefully. Let us hope all the other three phases of elections culminate peacefully.

Strike of SSA Teachers

Category: Editorial

    RAJNI SHARMA ||| 

 The Continuous strike of the SSA teachers in the state has collapsed the education system in the state particularly in the far flung areas of the state, where these SSA teachers are responsible for the functioning of these schools. In these areas the schools are virtually closed since last month and the government has failed in solving the problems of these protesting teachers. They are demanding payment of their salaries on the regular basis as their monthly salaries are not released for months, creating great problems for these teachers. Their salary is provided under the central scheme SSA for which the funds are provided by the union government. But the state government has misused the funds, as a result the teachers appointed under this scheme have to wait months for their salaries. Now these protesting teachers are demanding de-linking of their salaries from the central funds to the state budget but the state government has not come with any concrete plan to address this issue. Lately the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has directed to release 147 croreRs for their salaries, which h is a welcome step but need is that the issue of their salaries be solved permanently, so that they are not forced to come on roads time and again for the resolution  of their problems.

So far as the education sector of the state is concerned, it has always been accorded step motherly treatment and it is the one such sector which has been ignored in every field. May it be the issue of staff or infrastructure, there is not a single school which functions with the full sanctioned strength of the staff. Due to the non- seriousness, the education sector is suffering in the state. Shortage of teaching staff, inadequate infrastructure, accommodation problems are some of the problems which the govt. schools in the state are facing with. These deficiencies have badly affected the education sector. It has been observed that in the urban areas of the state, the teaching-staff is surplus and other facilities are also available but in the rural areas the position is altogether changed, In the rural areas all the educational institutions are facing acute problems of staff, buildings and other infrastructure, which is evident from the fact that alone in the Ramban District about 600 posts of Lecturers and teachers are lying vacant, which has badly suffered the education system in the district. Same is the position of the other districts of the state particularly in the rural areas.

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26-6-17, Kashmir in a grim situation

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RAJNI  SHARMA //


The recent militancy attacks in the Kashmir valley are a matter of grave concern for the whole nation .The way, a young police officer was stripped to death, that too in front of a mosque- which are considered a better place of shelter for strangers, is really a shocking news for all the humanity. It shows that govt. have lost control over law and order. The state has been pushed into such a situation, where the guards are themselves not safe.

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Editorial

  • Crime against women

          RAJNI SHARMA From the beginning of 90's, the crime rate in the state showed an increasing trend. It has been due to the militancy in the Kashmir valley, where the fear of law has almost came to an end.

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Governor addresses the concerns of Kargil

 

 

 

JAMMU, FEb 15: The Hon’ble Governor, Shri Satya Pal Malik today met the All Party Co-ordination Committee members from Kargil district to understand and resolve the concerns

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Dogra Front & Shiv Sena take out protest against the cowardly attack on the CRPF Jawans

 

 

 

JAMMU, FEB 15: The terrorists targeted a CRPF convoy, which was moving from Jammu to Srinagar and had over 70 vehicles and more than 2,500 personnel. 40 Jawans were killed in the attack that took place on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Awantipora's Goripora area. The workers of DOGRA FRONT

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Restoration peace with fundamental rights is only way out to end violence & anti-state terror in J&K

 

 

 

UDHAMPUR, FEB 15: “Everyone in the world including Big Powers have condemned the terror attack yesterday in Kashmir Valley, J&K State. That should give a clear idea to the Parliament of India that all the Members of the United Nations have expressed sympathy with India and condemned the terrorist attacks

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Restoration peace with fundamental rights is only way out to end violence & anti-state terror in J&K

 

 

 

UDHAMPUR, FEB 15: “Everyone in the world including Big Powers have condemned the terror attack yesterday in Kashmir Valley, J&K State. That should give a clear idea to the Parliament of India that all the Members of the United Nations have expressed sympathy with India and condemned the terrorist attacks

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ARMY CONDUCTS MEDICAL CAMP AT SARSOTE

 

 

 

UDHAMPUR, FEB 15: To ameliorate the medical problems of populace in far flung and remote areas, a Medical Camp was conducted at Sarsote village of Rajouri district by Indian Army. Sarsote

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Declare Pakistan a terrorist Nation: Harsh

Jammu, Feb 15:  Condemning with full vehemence Pakistan’s most cowardly attack on CRPF Jawans in which 44 Jawans were martyrd, scores of Panthers activists spearheaded by Mr. Harsh Dev Singh Chairman JKNPP and Mr. Yash Paul Kundal, State President Young

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MANY YOUTH & OTHERS FROM GUJJAR & RAJPOOT COMMUNITIES JOINED AAM AADMI PARTY

 

 

 

JAMMU, FEB 15: Yesterday evening, it was a grand occasion for AAM AADMI PARTY when as an  outcome of sincere efforts of prominent youth AAP activists namely Choudhary Aslam Kohli & Usman Kohli (panch of Chowadhi Panchayat) in coordination of S. Paramveer Singh, 23 youth & others from Gujjar & Rajpoot communities of Upper Chowadhi (partially part of Samba assembly segment)

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Governor condemns attack on CRPF Convoy

Jammu, February 14: Governor Satya Pal Malik has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a CRPF convoy  at Pulwama in which many CRPF personnel lost their lives.  He has conveyed his grief and sincere sympathy

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Shrine Board and Municipal Committee Katra hold joint meeting for development of civic amenities in Katra town

 

 

 

Katra February 14 : A joint meeting of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board and newly constituted Municipal Committee, Katra, was held at the Spiritual Growth Centre here today. Mr. Simrandeep Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board; Mr. Vimal Indu, President, Municipal Committee, Katra; Dr. Jagdish Mehra, Chief Executive Officer, Municipal Committee, Katra; and Mr. Deepak

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