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.
Jammu, July 19: Army organised a lecture on "Obesity and Its Prevention" at Youth Club Palma in Rajouri district recently.
The aim of the event was to increase awareness regarding obesity, its prevention and related health problems to the local populace residing at border villages where basic medical facilities are not available. The lecture was delivered by an Army doctor. Large number of students, teachers, villagers and prominent personalities of the area attended the lecture. The audience were sensitized about the reasons and life style that leads to obesity and other illnesses. The doctor also explained various preventive measures to keep such diseases at bay. The Army doctor interacted with the audience and answered all the queries related to health issues.
The audience were grateful for the awareness provided by the Army which will help in prevention of life style disease.
NIN NEWS SERVICE | JAMMU: The Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Mr Abdul Haq Khan said the Government is not contemplating to implement the 73rd Amendment of the Constitution of India as the Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Act, 2014 has been enacted to incorporate broad features of the 73rd Amendment in the State Act.
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Jammu, Feb 05:
The Minister of State for Technical education Priya Sethi informed the house that the construction work of the Baramulla Polytechnic College is likely to be completed soon and it would be accordingly shifted from the present rented building.
Replying to the question raised by Mohammad Muzaffar Parray, the Minister said that the Polytechnic College Baramulla is being constructed under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme "Sub-Mission on Polytechnics under Coordinated Action for Skill Development" at an approved cost of Rs 13.00 crore against which an expenditure of Rs 12.02 crore stands incurred till date.
She informed that 80 percent of the work has been completed. “The main building, workshop block including finishing and electrification work has been completed, while the sanitary works are in progress,” she said.
She said that Institutional structure of J&K, Skill Development Mission corresponding to National Skill Development Mission has been created by the state.
Replying to the supplementary question raised by Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo, the Minister said that the construction work of polytechnic college Kishtwar would be completed by end of 2019.
Pardeep Sharma also raised the supplementary question on the main question.
Jammu, July 7: Alleging malpractices and irregularities in the release of CDF grants, a battalion of NPP workers led by Mr. Harsh Dev Singh JKNPP Chairman and Mr. Yash Paul Kundal State President Young Panthers held a massive demonstration near press club Jammu seeking stoppage of operation of finances and CDF by members of suspended assembly. The protestors alleging nexus of politicians and officers in release of such funds in the most irregular and clandestine manner called for the indulgence of Governor and raised slogans against Planning Deptt and Rural Dev Deptt in particular.
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