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ARMY COMMANDER VISITS HINTERLAND BASES IN KISHTWAR SECTOR

 

 

 

Jammu:  20 Apr : Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, Army Commander, Northern Command, accompanied by the White Knight Corps Commander, Lt Gen Paramjit Singh visited hinterland bases and posts in Kishtwar Sector to review the operational preparedness and the prevalent security situation

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Mayor toured Municipal Market Parade, Jammu

Jammu, apr 20: The Hon’ble Mayor Jammu Municipal Corporation Sh. Chander Mohan Gupta, today on...

HIMALAYAN HEIGHTS MOTORCYCLE EXPEDITION FLAGGED IN AT LEH

Srinagar: Saturday, 20 April 2019 The 14 days, 11 members Himalayan Heights Motorcycle Expedition from...

Khanna takes up kidnapping & conversion of teenage Hindu girl in Pak with International Human...

JAMMU, APR 20: Taking strong note of the reports of kidnapping and conversion of a...

JKPPS Organises Investiture Ceremony for Primary Wing

 Jammu 20 April: Jammu and Kashmir Police Public School (JKPPS) Miran Sahib, Jammu organises Investiture...

ARMY EDUCATES STUDENTS ON CYBER CRIMES IN POONCH DISTRICT

Jammu: 20 Apr 19: Indian Army Organised an awareness lecture on “Cyber Crimes” at Government...

ARMY CONDUCTS AWARENESS LECTURE ON “FIRST AID TRAINING” IN POONCH DISTRICT

Jammu; 20 Apr 19.A lecture on “First Aid Training” was conducted by Indian Army at...

DGP Prisons releases Prisons Department’s Quarterly Newsletter.

Jammu 20 April: J&K Prisons Department released its quarterly Newsletter (April edition) here today. The...

BJP Leh’s women wing chalks out election strategy

Leh: Women wing (Mahila Morcha) of Bharatiya Janata Party, Leh chalked out election strategy for...

Lack of air ambulance in Kashmir costing lives: DAK

Srinagar, Apr 19 : Expressing concern over lack of air ambulance service in Kashmir valley,...

BJP lodged dozens of complaints with EC on Election Day

JAMMU, APR 18: On the election day under second phase on April 18, State BJP...

Slathia exhorts youth to help in bringing political stability in J&K

VIJAYPUR APRIL 18- National Conference State Secretary and former minister Mr Surjeet Singh Slathia on...

Mayor chaired meeting and toured in the city areas

JAMMU, APR 18: Continuing the drive for providing better basic facilities to the people of...

Alarming rise in Drugs in Jammu and Kashmir

Category: Editorial

RAJNI SHARMA

The J and K state has witnessed a tremendous rise in narcotics and drugs since last three years, which is a great concern for the people. The youth of the state is falling prey to drug menace and the government has failed to contain it. Almost every day we hear the news of seizure of drugs and narcotics from any part of the state. The drug trafficking has engulfed the whole state and the drug traffickers are luring more and more youth to this menace.        This menace is spreading so largely that every second day police registers FIR under NDPS Act.  The state police has launched a compaign to eradicate this menace from the state and has seized a huge cache of drugs. The main source of the drugs is the border districts or neighbouring state or the LOC trade while in some cases it is smuggled from Kashmir also.  It is an open secret that large cache of drugs through LOC trade, which is a matter of great concern. The government has failed to install scanner to check the vehicles coming across LOC, which has encouraged drug traffickers. The Jammu police has already started operation Sanjeevni in the district to eradicate the menace of drugs and has recovered a large cache of drugs and arrested drug peddlers, who were selling the drugs to the youth. In the border districts of the Jammu division, the police is giving no leniency to drug traffickers and is strict in dealing with this menace. That is the reason that many smugglers have been put behind bars and large quantity of narcotics has been recovered.

 In the Kashmir valley the position of drug abuse, too, has reached to an alarming position. The youth of the valley are vulnerable to drugs. This has been due to the rise of militancy in the valley. According to media reports most drug abusers fall in the age group of 18 to 35 years. It is high time to take steps to check this alarming rate of addiction in the valley. The youth of the valley are taking refuge in drugs as they confront problems in life. Conflict, unemployment, relationship, family disputes and split families are the main reasons behind drug addiction.

    Though the state police is dealing with the menace of drugs effectively, still the smuggling of drugs is going on rapidly. Recently three youth died in Jammu due to overdose of drgus. 

 Though there are Drug-de-addiction centres, where free treatment and counselling is given to these addicts, still the government needs to exhibit alertness at every time, as it has shown recently and recovered large consignment of narcotics.

All attachments in Health Deptt cancelled: Bali Bhagat

Category: State

Jammu, January 11: 

The Minister for Health and Medical Education, Mr. Bali Bhagat today informed the Legislative Assembly that the government is considering merging of CHC Sumbal, NTPHC Nowgam and PHC Trigam with SKIMS on full time basis as per the Medical Council of India (MCI) norms.He said presently their administrative control lies both with SKIMS and Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir and the move is aimed to remove dual control and to streamline the functioning of these health institutions.Replying to a question by Mr. Mohammad Akbar Lone, the Minister further said that most of the vacancies of doctors and paramedics have been filled up in these health institutions and remaining will be filled up soon. He   informed that all attachments in the Health department have been cancelled and the detached incumbents will join their proper place of postings soon.

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Alarming rise in Drugs IN JK

Category: Editorial

RAJNI SHARMA 

The state of Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed a tremendous rise in drug abuse. Every day the news of drugs is heard from one or the other part of the state. Recently the police has recovered a large cache of drugs from the drug smugglers.  The border districts of the state have witnessed large rise in the smuggling of drugs. Though the police is taking serious action against the drug peddlers, yet this menace is going on. As per a report in the current year 569 Kg drugs have been seized so far, which is in addition to 5610 Kg poppy-straw.

Jammu Division of the state is becoming the epicentre of drugs and the youth are falling prey to it. The region is bordering to Punjab, Haryana and is connected with the international border, where from the smuggling of drugs is carried without any check.  Though the state police has launched “ Operation Sanjeevni “ to curb the menace of drugs in the division and has arrested 178 drug peddlers including 4 women. As per a report during the current year as many as 542 Drug smuggling cases have been registered so far in the state while as 667 persons have been arrested in the related cases. In Jammu district alone 137 drug smuggling cases have been registered in 2018 so far. It shows the increasing trend in drug abuse in the Jammu region.

 In the Kashmir valley the position of drug abuse has reached to an alarming situation. The youth of the valley is now falling prey to drugs. This has been due to the rise of militancy in the valley. According to media reports most drug abusers fall in the age group of 18-35 years and the patient flow at the police de-addiction centres is alarming as well. As per a report the female folk of the valley is sharply falling prey to drugs, which is an alarming situation. The parents of the children are worried about the increase in drugs, which has made their children truant from the homes. As per a media reportduring the last two months 8 minor girls have left their homes, keeping their parents in agony.It is high time to take steps to check this alarming rate of addiction in the valley. Besides other reasons the                                                                                            conflict, unemployment, relationship, family disputes and split families are the main reasons behind drug addiction in the valley.

 The government as well as the NGO’s need to pay their role in eliminating this menace. The youth should be educated against its ill-effects. If the effective measures are not taken against this menace, the day will be no longer when half of our population will be affected by this menace, which will be dangerous for the state and society as well.

 

Appointment of interlocutor on J&K nothing more than a tactic to buy time, JLR

Category: State

Srinagar, October 31||

 Reiterating that separatists always advocated and supported sincere and productive dialogue as a means to resolve the Kashmir issue, “ Joint Resistance Leadership “(JRL) alleged that appointment of interlocutor has nothing more than a tactics to buy time.

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Editorial

  • 2nd phase of polling

          RAJNI SHARMA                                                                                               Second phase of Parliamentary elections in the state of Jammu and Kashmir ended. All the sections of the society have expressed satisfaction over the culmination of peaceful second phase of polling in the state. In the second phase of...

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Mayor toured Municipal Market Parade, Jammu

 

 

 

Jammu, apr 20: The Hon’ble Mayor Jammu Municipal Corporation Sh. Chander Mohan Gupta, today on 20/04/2019 visited the area of Municipal Market parade Jammu alongwith Sh Prem Singh Chib Assistant Commissioner (Revenue) Jammu Municipal Corporation, Sh Sunil Kumar Gupta, Revenue Officer, JMC and Smt. Neelam Rajput , Revenue Inspector of the said area. The Hon’ble Mayor took stock of the Municipal Market Parade and directed all the shopkeepers of Municipal Market not to display their items in

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HIMALAYAN HEIGHTS MOTORCYCLE EXPEDITION FLAGGED IN AT LEH

 

 

 

Srinagar: Saturday, 20 April 2019 The 14 days, 11 members Himalayan Heights Motorcycle Expedition from Leh to Karakoram Pass successfully completed the arduous challenge and was flagged in at Leh today by Lt Gen YK Joshi, General Officer Commanding Fire and Fury Corps. The unprecedented expedition that began on 07 Apr 19 traversed over 1000 Km in the forbidding landscape of Eastern

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Khanna takes up kidnapping & conversion of teenage Hindu girl in Pak with International Human Rights Commission

 

 

 

JAMMU, APR 20: Taking strong note of the reports of kidnapping and conversion of a Hindu teenage girl in Pakistan, BJP National Vice President & party’s former Human Rights Cell National Convenor, Avinash Rai Khanna, has written a letter to the International Human Rights Commission for intervention in such a serious matter to save the humanity. Through the said letter, addressed to Chairperson, High

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JKPPS Organises Investiture Ceremony for Primary Wing

 Jammu 20 April: Jammu and Kashmir Police Public School (JKPPS) Miran Sahib, Jammu organises Investiture Ceremony for Primary Wing, with an aim to inculcate leadership qualities to the budding students as the ‘leadership and learning’ are indispensable to each other. It was indeed a memorable day

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ARMY EDUCATES STUDENTS ON CYBER CRIMES IN POONCH DISTRICT

 

 

 

Jammu:  20 Apr 19: Indian Army Organised an awareness lecture on “Cyber Crimes” at Government High School, Sandot in Poonch district. Large number of students from Sandot and adjoining villages attended the lecture.  During the lecture, the audience were made aware about various

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ARMY CONDUCTS AWARENESS LECTURE ON “FIRST AID TRAINING” IN POONCH DISTRICT

 

 

 

Jammu; 20 Apr 19.A lecture on “First Aid Training” was conducted by Indian Army at Government Higher Secondary School, Marhot in Poonch District to create Awareness on first aid Training amongst Students in remote areas where Medical facilities are scarce.A large number of students and teachers

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DGP Prisons releases Prisons Department’s Quarterly Newsletter.

 

 

 

Jammu 20 April: J&K Prisons Department released its quarterly Newsletter (April edition) here today. The Newsletter was released by the DGP Prisons, J&K Shri Dilbag Singh IPS in presence of DIG Prisons Dr. M.S. Lone. The  Newsletter  depicts  various  events  and  activities  of  the 

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BJP Leh’s women wing chalks out election strategy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leh: Women wing (Mahila Morcha) of Bharatiya Janata Party, Leh chalked out election strategy for Parliament election in a meeting, which was chaired by BJP State Secretary Ch. Vikram Randhawa(MLC). Meeting was attended by District team of Mahila Morcha, Leh and other senior

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Lack of air ambulance in Kashmir costing lives: DAK

 

 

 

Srinagar, Apr 19 :  Expressing concern over lack of air ambulance service in Kashmir valley, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Friday alleged that lives are lost due to non-availability of the facility. “Non-availability of air ambulance is costing lives of trauma and emergency

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