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IPS officer’s brother among 3 militants killed in Shopian encounter

Srinagar, Jan 22: An IPS officer’s brother was reportedly among three militants killed in a fierce encounter that ensued after security forces launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Shopian on Tuesday.

An Army official told UNI that following specific information about presence of militants in an orchard at Hafshermal in Shopian district, troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SGO) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint search operation this morning.

However, he said when the security forces were moving towards the area in the orchard, militants hiding inside a hideout, fired at them with automatic weapons. 

“Security forces retaliated ensuing in an encounter, he said, adding additional security forces were rushed to further seal the entire area to foil any attempt by militants to escape.

Official sources said that three militants were killed in the exchange of fire. “The operation was still going on when the reports last came in,” they added.

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Navin chairs Jammu Central Cooperative Bank BoD meeting

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Tourism Deptt organsies first road show of winter at Pune

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Omar, Mehbooba again spar on twitter

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Forest Deptt covering up Katha Industries scam: Harsh

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Srinagar, Jan 22: Reacting to reports that a group of people attempted to lynch two...

Court reject bail of wife & other in murder caseCourt reject bail of wife &...

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Preventive detention cannot be used as an instrument to keep a person in perpetual custody...

Srinagar, jan. 22: Vacation Judge of J&K High Court Srinagar Wing Justice Sanjeev Kiumar while...

Oath ceremony for newly-elected Panchs held at Bishnah

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Advisor Kumar stresses on conservation of Mansar, Surinsar lakes

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Advisor Kumar reviews modalities for rationalization, restructuring of Forest Department

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Massive Increase in vehicles

This trend shows that the valley cannot afford new vehicles and at least for coming five years, the sale of new vehicles needs to be banned. The position of winter capital Jammu is not different from the Kashmir. Every month thousands of vehicles are added to the present narrow roads, which creates problem for the people.  Need is that the proper mechanism be developed to manage the ever increasing transport in the state. To stream line the traffic system encroachments from the roads and earmarking the bus/matador stops are some of the main steps, which needs priority.The state government, time and again,has laid emphasis on long term and short term measures to bring transparency in the transport system to provide relief to the people but practically nothing has been done in this connection. Priority should be given on formulating such policies which can ease the traffic congestion in twin capitals of the state, so that the people can get relief. 

 To streamline the traffic system in the state, some drastic measures are needed. The functioning of the transport department has remained always in questions. Though the department has taken several steps to ameliorate the difficulties of the people but it is not the solution of traffic mess in the state. The government needs to take to task the black sheep in the department, who have contributed in violating the traffic rules. As per media reports hundreds of traffic accidents took place in the state and most of them occur due to the rash and negligent driving of the matador drivers. Besides, the driving of minors is a cause of worry as most of the motor bike accidents occur due to the rash driving of the minors. One fails to understand that how the parents allow their minor children to drive on the roads. Parents can play an important role in averting such accidents. If the parents approach and apprise their children of the risks involved in driving motor vehicles irresponsibly, the traffic accidents can be reduced drastically. Unless the traffic authorities do not perform their duties honestly and sincerely, the traffic congestion may remain unchanged and the people have to suffer.

 

 

 

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          RAJNI SHARAM  Much awaited cable car project has failed in its first trial, which the Prime minister of India was going to dedicate to the nation on 3rd of February 2019. At least two persons died and several were injured when a trolley of Jammu...

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Navin chairs Jammu Central Cooperative Bank BoD meeting

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: Principal Secretary Finance, Navin K Choudhary today asked Jammu Central Cooperative Bank (JCCB) to tide over its NPAs, while assuring full support for locating the state government employee defaulters.

Chairing the meeting of Board of Directors (BoD) of the Bank in capacity of its chairman, here today, Navin approved various recommendations of the Audit Committee of   the Bank, including disbanding of the office of District Officer and merger of non-viable branches with the nearest potential branch to cut down the administrative expenses.

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Tourism Deptt organsies first road show of winter at Pune

PUNE, JANUARY 22: Tourism Department in collaboration with Kashmir Hotel and Restaurant Owners Federation (KHAROF) held an impressive Travel Show in Pune seeking the cooperation of the travel associations and the media from the city for the promotion of J&K tourism.

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Omar, Mehbooba again spar on twitter

Srinagar, Jan 22: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti and National Conference (NC) Vice President Omar Abdullah once again entered into an argument on Twitter after the latter alleged that former J&K chief minister Mufti Mohammad Syed used to bring people in police vehicles to attend Republic and Independence Day celebrations to show how much the situation was “improving”.

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Forest Deptt covering up Katha Industries scam: Harsh

Jammu, jan. 22: Pointing towards the dilly dally over the enquiry ordered  by the Govt into the issuance of licenses for Katha Industries in violation of rules, Harsh Dev Singh JKNPP Chairman and Former Minister accused the investigating agencies of connivance with the scamstars in a bid to cover up the scam. He was addressing a press conference in Jammu today.

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Mehbooba urges HP CM to initiate enquiry into mob lynching of 2 J&K youth in Kufri

 

 

 

Srinagar, Jan 22: Reacting to reports that a group of people attempted to lynch two youth belonging to Pir Panjal in Jammu region, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday urged

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Court reject bail of wife & other in murder caseCourt reject bail of wife & other in murder case

Jammu, jan. 22: Principal Sessions Judge Rajouri Shahzad Azeem today rejected the bail application of Anu Sharma and her brother Ajay Kumar who are facing trial in murder of Amitabh Bachchan husband of Anu Sharma.

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Preventive detention cannot be used as an instrument to keep a person in perpetual custody without trial: HC

Srinagar, jan. 22: Vacation Judge of J&K High Court Srinagar Wing Justice Sanjeev Kiumar while quashing PSA of Bilal Ahmad Bhat son of Mohd Maqbool Bhat resident of Drusso Jageer Rafiabad Sopore District Baramulla holds that The preventive detention involves the detaining of a person without trial in order to prevent him from committing certain types of offences. But such detention cannot be made a substitute for the ordinary law and absolve the investigating authorities of their normal functions of investigating the crimes which the detenu may have committed. After all, the preventive detention cannot be used as an instrument to keep a person in perpetual custody without trial.

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Oath ceremony for newly-elected Panchs held at Bishnah

 

 

 

BISHNAH, JANUARY 22: An oath ceremony of the newly-elected Panchs was organised in Fruit and Vegetable Mandi Block Bishnah today.

The formal inaugural and welcome address was made by Block Development Officer Rajani Bala who congratulated the newly elected Panchs for their victory in recently held polls.

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Advisor Kumar stresses on conservation of Mansar, Surinsar lakes

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: Advisor to Governor K Vijay Kumar today convened a meeting to take stock of measures being taken for preservation and conservation of Mansar, Surinsar lakes.

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