Major reshuffle in administration, police
Gafanfar is new Div Com, Javed Gilani IGP Kashmir, Munir-ul-Islam Dir Info
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The Cabinet which met here today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, has ordered the following transfers and postings in Civil Administration with immediate effect.Gazzanfar Hussain, IAS (JK:98), Commissioner/Secretary to the Government, Health and Medical Education Department, has been transferred and posted as Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, vice Rohit Kansal.S J M Gillani, IPS (JK:94), IGP, Crime has been transferred and posted as IGP, Kashmir Zone vice Abdul Ghani Mir.Rakesh Kumar Gupta, IAS (JK:86), Principal Secretary to the Governor, has been transferred and posted as Principal Secretary to the Government, Forest Department, vice Mohammad Afzal Bhat.Suresh Kumar, IAS (JK:86), Principal Secretary to the Government, Home Department, has been transferred and posted as Director General, J&K Institute of Management, Public Administration and Rural Development, relieving Mohammad Ashraf Bukhari, IAS, of the additional charge of the post. Braj Raj Sharma, IAS (JK:84), Principal Secretary to the Government, Planning and Development Department, shall hold the charge of the post of Principal Secretary to the Government, Home Department, in addition to his own duties, till further orders.Shantmanu, IAS (JK:91), Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, has been transferred and posted as Commissioner/Secretary to the Government, Health and Medical Education Department, vice Gazzanfar Hussain.
Bipul Pathak, IAS (JK:92), Commissioner/Secretary to the Government, Transport Department, has been transferred and posted as Commissioner/Secretary to the Government, Housing and Urban Development Department, vice Satesh Nehru.Pawan Kotwal, IAS (JK:94), Commissioner/Secretary to the Government, PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Department, has been transferred and posted as Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, vice Shantmanu.
Rohit Kansal, IAS (JK:95), Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, has been transferred and posted as Commissioner/Secretary to the Government, Public Works (R&B) Department. He shall take over the charge of the post upon the superannuation of Tanveer Jehan, IAS, on 31.3.2015, and shall be in compulsory waiting in GAD till that time. Rohit Kansal shall also be the Commissioner/Secretary to the Government, Floriculture, Parks and Gardens Department.
Ms. Vineeta Gupta, IAS (JK:2000), Secretary to the Government, ARI and Trainings Department, has been transferred and posted as Secretary to the Government, Cooperatives Department.
Tushar Kanti Sharma, IAS (JK:2000), Member, J&K Special Tribunal, has been transferred and posted as Secretary to the Government, ARI and Trainings Department, vice Ms. Vineeta Gupta.
Dr. Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, IAS (JK:2001), Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, has been recalled and posted as Secretary to the Government, Relief and Rehabilitation. He shall also be the Chief Executive Officer, Project Monitoring Unit of the New World Bank Project.
Mohammad Afzal Bhat, IAS (JK:2001), Secretary to the Government, Forest Department, has been transferred and posted as Secretary to the Government, Revenue Department, vice Vinod Koul, IAS, who shall report to the General Administration Department and await further orders.
Satesh Nehru, IAS (JK:2001), Secretary to the Government, Housing and Urban Development Department, has been transferred and posted as Secretary to the Government, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department, vice Baseer Ahmad Khan. Parvez Ahmad Malik, IAS (JK:2001), Secretary to the Government, Information Technology and Science & Technology Department, has been transferred and posted as Secretary to the Government, PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Department vice Pawan Kotwal.
Baseer Ahmad Khan, IAS (JK:2001), Secretary to the Government, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department, has been transferred and posted as Secretary to the Government, Transport Department, vice Bipul Pathak.Saurabh Bhagat, IAS (JK:2002), Secretary in the Industries and Commerce Department , has been transferred and posted as Secretary to the Government, Information Technology and Science & Technology Department, vice Parvez Ahmad Malik.Bashir Ahmad Bhat, IAS (JK:2005), Deputy Commissioner, Shopian, has been transferred and posted as Director, Finance and ex-officio Special Secretary to the Government, Finance Department, vice Showkat Aijaz Bhat.
Sarmad Hafeez, IAS (JK:2009), Deputy Commissioner, Ganderbal, has been transferred and posted as Vice-Chairman, Lakes and Waterways Development Authority, Srinagar, vice Abdul Latief Deva, IAS, who shall await further orders in the General Administration Department.
Ramesh Kumar, IAS (JK:2011), Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Mendhar, has been transferred and posted as Project Director, Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan, vice Mir Tariq Ali, KAS, who shall report to the General Administration Department and await further orders. Ramesh Kumar shall hold the charge of the post of Project Director, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, in addition to his own duties, till further orders, which shall, however, be subject to the final outcome of the pending writ petition.
Dev Lata, KAS, Secretary in the Chief Minister’s Secretariat, has been transferred and posted as Chairman, Services Selection Board, J&K. She shall take over the charge of the post of Chairman, Services Selection Board, upon the superannuation of Shagufta Parveen, on 31.3.2015.
Ali Raza, KAS, Director, Tribal Affairs, J&K, has been transferred and posted as Project Director, DRDA, Kargil.Jahangir Mir, KAS, Mission Director, Rashtriya Uchachatar Shiksha Abhiyan, has been transferred and posted as Special Secretary to the Government, Social Welfare Department.
Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad, KAS, Director, Estates, J&K, has been transferred and posted as Special Secretary to the Government, Technical Education, Youth Services and Sports.Peerzada Hafiz-Ullah Shah, KAS, Secretary, State Information Commission, has been transferred and posted as Additional Registrar, Cooperatives, Kashmir.Gulzar Hussain, KAS, under orders of posting as Project Director, DRDA, Kargil, has been transferred and posted as Director, Tribal Affairs, J&K, vice Ali Raza.
Mushtaq Ahmad Shah, KAS, Director, Agriculture, Kashmir, has been transferred and posted as Deputy Commissioner, Baramulla, vice Talat Parvez Rohella, KAS, who shall report to the General Administration Department and await further orders.Javed Ahmad Shah, KAS, Managing Director, JAKFED, has been transferred and posted as Director, Command Area Development, Kashmir, vice Bilal Ahmad Bhat.Soujanya Kumar Sharma, KAS, awaiting orders of adjustment in the General Administration Department, has been transferred and posted as Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation, vice Kiran Wattal, who shall report to the General Administration Department and await further orders.
Bilal Ahmad Bhat, KAS, Director, Command Area Development, Kashmir, has been transferred and posted as Managing Director, JAKFED, vice Javed Ahmad Shah.Nisar Hussain Wani, KAS, Deputy Commissioner, Kulgam, has been transferred and posted as Chief Executive Officer/Secretary, J&K Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board, on deputation basis.Mukhtar-ul-Aziz, KAS, Director, Information, J&K, has been transferred and posted as Mission Director, ICDS Project, Social Welfare Department, vice Dr. Ghulam Nabi Itoo.
Bashir Ahmad Khan, KAS, Director, Rural Development, Kashmir, has been transferred and posted as Deputy Commissioner, Anantnag, vice Tasaduq Jeelani.Tasaduq Jeelani, KAS, Deputy Commissioner, Anantnag, has been transferred and posted as Director, Rural Development, Kashmir, vice Bashir Ahmad Khan.
Dr. Ghulam Nabi Itoo, KAS, Mission Director, ICDS Project, Social Welfare Department, has been transferred and posted as Director, Estates, J&K, vice Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad.Ravinder Kumar Bhat, KAS, Additional District Development Commissioner, Baramulla, has been transferred and posted as Deputy Commissioner, Kulgam, vice Nisar Hussain Wani.Tariq Hussain Ganai, KAS, Director, Handicrafts, J&K, has been transferred and posted as Director, Hospitality and Protocol, J&K.Munir-ul-Islam, KAS, Additional District Development Commissioner, Pulwama, has been transferred and posted as Director, Information, J&K, vice Mukhtar-ul-Aziz.
Showkat Aijaz Bhat, KAS, Director, Finance and ex-officio Special Secretary to the Government, Finance Department, has been transferred and posted as Deputy Commissioner, Ganderbal.
Tariq Ahmad Zargar, KAS, Additional Mission Director, State Rural Livelihood Mission, Srinagar, has been transferred and posted as Mission Director, Rashtriya Uchachatar Shiksha Abhiyan, vice Jahangir Mir.
Ghulam Mohammad Dar, KAS, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, has been transferred and posted as Deputy Commissioner, Shopian, vice Bashir Ahmad Bhat.Bimal Tickoo, Development Commissioner (Works), J&K, has been transferred and posted as Secretary (Technical) in the Public Works (R&B) Department.Thaseen Mustafa, Chief Executive Officer, Economic Reconstruction Agency, J&K, has been transferred and posted as Development Commissioner (Works), J&K, vice Bimal Tickoo. Principal Secretary to the Government, Planning and Development Department, shall hold the charge of the post of Chief Executive Officer, Economic Reconstruction Agency, J&K, in addition to his own duties, till further orders.
Daleep Thusu, Secretary, J&K State Sports Council, has been transferred and shall await further orders of adjustment in the General Administration Department. Director General, Youth Services and Sports, J&K, shall hold the charge of the post of Secretary, J&K State Sports Council, in addition to his own duties, till further orders.Tufail Matoo, Managing Director, J&K Cable Car Corporation, has been transferred and posted as Commissioner, Srinagar Municipal Corporation, vice G.N. Qasba, who shall report to the General Administration Department and await further orders. Nazir Ahmad Mir, KAS, Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Development Authority, Gulmarg, shall hold the charge of the post of Managing Director, J&K Cable Car Corporation, in addition to his own duties, till further orders.
In another decision the Cabinet accorded sanction to the transfer and posting of Shahnaz Goni, i/c Chief Engineer, Electric Maintenance and Rural Electrification Wing, Jammu as i/c Chief Engineer, Commercial and Survey Wing, J&K relieving Khurshid Ahmad Budoo, i/c Chief Engineer, Procurement and Material Management of the additional charge. It also accorded sanction to the transfer and posting of Ajay Gupta, i/c Chief Engineer, Systems and Operations Wing, Jammu as i/c Chief Engineer, Electric Maintenance and Rural Electrification Wing, Jammu vice Shahnaz Goni.
Transferred In Police
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Dr. B. Srinivas, IPS (JK:90), IGP CID has been transferred and posted as IGP Home-guards vice J. P.Singh. Srinivas will also hold the charge of the post of ADGP Home-guards till further orders.
A. K. Choudhary, IPS (JK:91), IGP (Pers) PHQ has been transferred and posted as IGP (Hqrs) PHQ vice Deepak Kumar.
Deepak Kumar, IPS (JK:93), IGP ( Hqrs) PHQ has been transferred and posted as IGP, Armed Kashmir vice Mukesh Singh.
Abdul Ghani Mir, IPS (JK:94), IGP Kashmir Zone has been transferred and posted as IGP, CID vice Dr. B. Srinivas.
Muneer Ahmad Khan, IPS (JK:94), IGP Traffic, J&K has been transferred and posted as IGP, Crime vice S. J. M. Gillani.
Rajesh Kumar, IPS(JK:95), IGP Jammu Zone has been transferred and posted as Director, SKPA, Udhampur vice Danish Rana.
Mukesh Singh, IPS (JK:96), IGP, Armed Kashmir has been transferred and posted as IGP, (Pers) PHQ vice A.K. Choudhary.
Danish Rana, IPS (JK:96), Director, SKPA, Udhampur has been transferred and posted as IGP, Jammu Zone vice Rajesh Kumar.
J.P. Singh, IPS (JK:96), IGP Home-guards has been transferred and posted as IGP Traffic, J&K vice Muneer Ahmad Khan.
S. Parminder Singh, IPS (JK:98), Director, SSG has been transferred and posted as DIG, (Admn.) PHQ against an available vacancy.
Syed Afhadul Mujtaba, IPS (JK:98), DIG CID, Jammu has been transferred and posted as Director, SSG vice S. Parminder Singh.
Nitish Kumar, IPS (JK:99), awaiting orders of adjustment has been posted as DIG, SKR, Anantnag vice Ali Mohammad.
Ali Mohammad, IPS (JK:99), DIG SKR, Anantnag has been transferred and posted as DIG, CID, Jammu vice Syed Afhadul Mujtaba.
Cabinet approves appointment of Reyaz Jan as the Advocate General
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The Cabinet which met here today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, approved the appointment of advocate Reyaz Ahmad Jan as the Advocate General of Jammu & Kashmir State.
State flag controversy
Status quo over JK’s constitution to remain in vogue: Deputy CM
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Putting lid over the controversy that emerged over the state flag in Jammu and Kashmir, senior BJP leader and deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh Sunday said ‘there is no mention of state flag’s removal in CMP and the government will maintain status quo over state constitution.’
“Whatever is there is the state of Jammu and Kashmir’s constitution will be maintained- this is what the CMP between BJP and PDP has elaborated. There is no mention of the state flag in Common Minimum Program,” Singh said while talking to KNS.
Commenting over the recent uproar that made headlines over the state flag issue, he said, “The government was unnecessarily dragged into the messes. The government took corrective measures later and withdrew the order as same was not approved by the competent authority of the state.”“The government will be run by the CMP and not by the controversial statements and remarks,” the deputy chief minister said and added that the JK government would take measures in strengthening the graft bodies including State Accountability Commission (SAC), State Vigilance Commission (SVC) and others in the near future.
Asked whether action against the former ministers and bureaucrats against whom the cases were registered earlier will be taken, Singh in guarded words said: “Law will take its own course and the government will do whatever is required in the best interests of the state.”
He added that the state dispensation is mulling to ban the engagement of casual labours and daily wagers and government jobs will be provided to youth of the state through proper procedure. “The case of daily wagers and casual labours who have been earlier engaged in various departments of the state government, is being looked into so that legal and others issues are sorted out before any step for regularising them is taken,” the deputy CM told KNS.
Commenting over the overall reshuffle in the civil and police administration, he termed the step healthy for the effective governance of the state. “We want effective, transparent and corruption free government in Jammu and Kashmir. For that purpose we were able to find sincere officers who could deliver for the well being of the people.”
Asked whether there were any complaints against those who have been removed from their key posts, Singh said, “I am only praising the sincere officers and not condemning others. We are making the list of the tainted officials and same will be made public in near future. We are striving to give people an effective government so that they could have a sigh of relief from the corrupt practices that had taken toll in Jammu and Kashmir earlier.”
He also said that government is looking into resolving issues pertaining to state employees including the approval of DA which is pending since January last year. “The government is doing all necessary it could do for its employees. We are looking into the issues that are yet to be resolved. We will take necessary measures in near future,” he added.The Deputy CM maintained further that within days, the flood victims will start getting the relief from the government and that the state is pursuing the issue of relief package with the Center.
Geelani reiterates 5 conditions for dialogue
Terms interlocutors report, state flag a non- issue
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The Huriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani Sunday reiterated his stand over the offer of talks being made to the separatist leadership here, saying for dialogue with the separatist leadership release of all political prisoners, scrapping of black laws and New Delhi’s acceptance of Kashmir as a dispute is important and non negotiable.Talking to KNS, the senior separatist leader said, “In August 2010, Hurriyat had set five conditions for opening the channel of talks with the New Delhi over the resolution of Kashmir. Until those conditions aren’t met, no talks shall be held.”
“We had demanded release of all political prisoners, scarping of black laws from Jammu and Kashmir, withdrawal of forces, punishment to those involved in killing of 128 people in 2010 and India must declare Kashmir as a disputed territory openly. We are on our stand. Till these conditions aren’t met, the dialogue will be a futile exercise,” the octogenarian separatist leader said.Geelani added that dialogue must be held for the cause and not just a ‘time consuming exercise’Over the release of Masarat Alam, he remarked the uproar over setting free the Muslim League leader was uncalled for as his release was purely a legal matter. “After serving more than four years of detention, the court had rejected all cases against Alam. It was shocking to see that such an issue was being discussed in Indian parliament with the people there saying that the country is in danger due to Alam’s release. How could one man be a danger for the country that has deployed more than seven lakh troops in Kashmir?” asked Geelani, while demanding that all the political prisoners serving detention in and outside Jammu and Kashmir must be freed sans any further delay.
“Those serving life sentences must be released. There is no justification over the detention of our youth. It is the vendetta carried by India against the people of Kashmir,” he said.Reacting over the reports that the state government was likely to consider the report submitted by the interlocutors earlier, the Huriyat (G) chairman said, “Any such report will do no good to Kashmir dispute and that his conglomerate has already rejected any such option. Till you don’t resolve Kashmir, all such exercises will be futile.”
Talking over the unity within the pro-freedom camp in Kashmir, Geelani said ‘unity with principles and conviction is far better and everlasting than the mere unity of heads.’ Refusing to divulge further information, the senior separatist leader said unity for the principle can be an acceptable entity than the unity of people hailing from various parties.The Huriyat (G) chairman also termed the uproar over the state flag and constitution a non- issue, saying such debates and discussions are being staged to divert the attention from the real cause and that for him, the state flag and constitution carries no importance till the real cause is not addressed.
Is this party Mufti tied-up with for power? NC
Lashes out at Subraminum Swamy, questions Mufti’s silence on such issues
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National Conference Sunday lashed out at PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed for aligning with those who are now openly questioning the sanctity and status of Mosques as religious places in the country.In a statement to KNS NC Spokesman said BJP senior leader Subramanium Swamy's outrageous remarks had brought to fore PDP's sell-out to the Right-wing for the sole aim of making Mufti the Chief Minister. “Mufti should apologize to the people of J&K for the remarks of his ally Subramanium Swamy who has said Mosques can be demolished easily as they according to him were not places of worship. Will Mufti allow this to happen in J&K as well - as part of a deal for him to remain glued to the CM's Chair? Such statements remind the people of J&K the collective humiliation they have been subjected to because of Mufti’s thirst for power,” he said.
Reminding Mufti of his praise for the Mufti-Modi accord, NC Spokesman said, “Mufti Sayeed should now clarify if such posturing from the BJP was also praiseworthy for him. We all remember how Mufti spoke at the press conference right after taking oath as the Chief Minister of the State. Mufti after taking oath had mentioned that J&K provides diversity to the nation and was India's only Muslim majority State. What does Mufti as the CM of India's only Muslim majority State have to say when his alliance partner says that mosques are not places of worship and can be demolished at will and whim? Mufti’s conspicuous silence is deafening,” he added.Lashing out at BJP and Subramanium Swamy for his remarks, the NC Spokesman said, “These anti-Muslim tirades were unacceptable and the sternest possible legal action should be taken against Swamy and BJP for hurting the sentiments of Muslims. This is not acceptable to National Conference and we will oppose such communal and bigoted politics till our last breath. Mosques are dear to every Muslims and Muslims will never allow anyone to belittle the significance and sanctity of Mosques.”
“The BJP-PDP alliance must not harbor any misconceptions about the patience of the people. This patience is not unlimited and repeated provocations could end up in a very dangerous mess which the BJP-PDP alliance and Mufti would be solely responsible for. Mufti has brought disgrace and disrepute to the chair of the Chief Minister by being cowed into silence by the BJP and RSS on such issues. This is not only a sad day for PDP but also a sad day for J&K - as we have to witness our Chief Minister bow his head down in front of a party which says that mosques are not religious places,” the spokesman added.
Freedom Party distributes relief among flood victims
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Continuing its relief distribution among flood affected people, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Sunday distributed relief material including beddings among more than 140 families from Anantnag and financially assisted them in buying other essential commodities.In a statement a spokesperson of the party said, “The party on the occasion pledged to continue the campaign despite limited resources. Apart from DFP chairman ShabirAhmad Shah, others who were present on the occasion included JKLF-R general secretary Wajahat Qureshi, Fayaz Ahmad Sodagar, Muhammad Shafi of National Front, Muhammad Yasin Ataai, Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Zahoor Ahmad Sheikh, Mukhtar Ahmad Sofi Engineer Farooq Ahmad and dozens of Freedom Party activists.”While talking to flood victims, Shah said,
“Last year flood wreaked havoc and its after effects are still felt where affected people are forced to live a life of miserable life.”While expressing solidarity and sympathy with flood victims, Shah said, “We’ll continue to lend every possible help to our brethren in grief as "floods caused large-scaled damage. Though we started our relief campaign right from September 2014, the state administration's response to disaster proved to be a failure and they thrust elections over people and kept us behind bars.”
The DFP chairman alleged that New Delhi in order to keep the world unaware of reality adopted criminal silence over the damage caused by deluge and blocked international aid to Valley. “If Indian govt would have allowed international aid to JK, the situation would not be worse as it is now where many families still live under open sky,” Shah said. “Blockade of international aid is another way to push Kashmiris to further slavery and India did this all as Kashmiris run a freedom movement against them.”While talking to people present on the occasion, Shah urged them to dedicate themselves for the welfare of others including non-Muslim brethren. He also thanked those well to do people who held relief campaigns and appealed them to continue their relief work via local committees in their respective areas.
SDA officer invited to Urban Development Conference in S Korea
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Ghulam Hassan Mir, Divisional Town Planner, Srinagar Development Authority has been invited to participate in the ICLEI World Congress-2015 in Seoul, South Korea.This is an international urban development conference attended by world urban planning experts to deliberate upon modern challenges to sustainable development. The theme of World Congress is “Sustainable Solutions for an Urban Future” to be held on 8- 12 April, 2015. The Congress is to be hosted by Seoul Metropolitan Government. For the first time, Srinagar City will be recognized on the international agenda on the personal effort of G.H. Mir. 150 local and regional government across globe have committed to participate in the Congress-2015, out of which four are from India including Srinagar.
Mir has diverse educational background in architecture, urban planning, sociology, public administration, disaster management and environmental sustainable development. He has qualified master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP) from Rutgers University through Ford Foundation Fellowship from one of the top five planning institutes of America.Mir is a member of various national and international professional organizations including International Society of City & Regional Planners, American Planning Association, Institute of Town Planners, India. He is also a well-known prolific writer on urban issues and disaster risk reduction.Mir is having an integrated and comprehensive interest in City Planning, Public Policy and Urban Politics. According to reliable sources in SDA, what Mir had envisaged in 2007 about Master Plan violations was taken cognizance by judiciary in 2013. Further he had appraised government from 2001 to 2005 about measure to be taken for earthquake preparedness which culminated in the happening of October 2005 Kashmir earthquake.
Running since 1990, the triennial ICLEI World Congress is the ICLEI's global flagship event and enables dialogue amongst high-level representatives from international environmental organizations and Mayors. As its remarkable efforts which were made in the past congresses by many local government leaders to develop better urban community, this upcoming event is being prepared with great expectations. Therefore, the ICLEI World Congress 2015 will be an expectant time as over 2000 delegates from ICLEI Member cities and other local governments of more than 87 countries will share their thoughts and solutions under the theme of "Sustainable Solutions for an Urban Future".
ICLEI is the world’s leading network of over 1,000 cities, towns and metropolises committed to ?building a sustainable future. By helping our Members to make their cities sustainable, low-carbon, ?resilient, bio-diverse, resource-efficient, healthy and happy, with a green economy and smart ?infrastructure, ICLEI impact over 20% of the global population.The overview of the ICLEI agenda is Sustainable City, Resilient City, Resource-efficient City, Green and Smart Urban Infrastructure, Bio-diverse City, Green Urban Economy, Low-carbon City, Happy & Healthy Community
Mufti, Mehbooba condole demise of father of Bajwa
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Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and Member Parliament and PDP President, Mehbooba Mufti today expressed deep sorrow and anguish over the sad demise of Sardar Phalla Singh, the father of senior PDP leader and party Vice-President, Sardar T. S. Bajwa.
Paying rich tributes, the Chief Minister described the deceased as a noble personality who vociferously raised issues of social importance.The Chief Minister prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and hoped that the bereaved family is able to bear the irreparable loss.
Conveying condolences to the bereaved family, Mehbooba prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and expressed solidarity with Sr. T. S. Bajwa in his hour of grief.
G A Mir for construction of Tunnel at Sadhna Top
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State Congress President G A Mir Sunday expressed deep shock over the loss of two lives at Sadhna Top (Karnah) two days ago due to heavy snowfall.In a statement to KNS he said, “It is very unfortunately that we have lost two young and precious lives.”While offering his deepest condolences to the bereaved families, he impressed upon the government to provide compensation to them. “There is a dire need for immediate construction of Tunnel at Sadhna Top that will connect Karnah with Kupwara. Government should take immediate measures for construction of the tunnel, so that the people of Karnah will feel relaxed and safe,” he added.
Rashid lambastes Subramanian Swamy
Who has given fascists right to ban cow slaughter?
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Engineer Rashid has castigated Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy statement stating that mosque is not a religious place and can be demolished any time.
In a statement to KNS he said, “Such statements by senior leaders of BJP are nothing but fascist filth and reflect the communal mindset of BJP. The talk of putting ban on cow slaughter in Haryana and already banning it in Maharashtra implies that all is being done to hurt the sentiments of minority Muslim community and bringing law in Assemblies to punish cow slaughter by 10 years is ridiculous.”
“What is Halal and what is Haram is being clearly shown to Muslims via holy Quran and can never be decided by others. From hateful statements of Yogi Adityanath to Subramaniam Swamy and from communal programmes like Gharwapsi and Love Jihad it looks all clear that fascist brigade lead by Hindutva mindset is launching an onslaught on minorities. It is high time that those who call themselves voices of conscience stand up against this communal tirade of BJP and resist it with all their vigor,” he alleged.
Rashid vowed that sane voices will stand firm and fight with all vigour against this fascist mindset. “Time and circumstances had provided BJP an opportunity to meaningfully address the burning issues but on contrary it has adopted a divisive path which is full of hate and war mongering against minorities and all pitched to further oppress the people of oppressed regions like Kashmir and North – East. All these efforts are aimed to make India a Hindutva Rashtra,” he added.
Kashmir situation can lead to volcanic eruption: Inqilabi
Islamic renaissance only way out
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Chief Patron Jammu Kashmir Mahaz-e-Azadi (MeA) Muhammad Azam Inqilabi Sunday expressed shock and surprise at reports that former Chief Minister had paid lakhs to a police officer for quelling 2010 street agitation and arresting Masarat Alam. In a statement here, Inqilabi said the revelation has put question mark on the role of Kashmir police’s Muslim officers.He said ‘hostile’ statements of Delhi rulers show “India instead of resolving Kashmir dispute peacefully wants to perpetuate its policy of oppression and suppression in Kashmir.”
“India can’t fight Pakistan’s nuclear weapons and missiles but unleashes its imperialistic prowess on Kashmiris to maintain its illegal occupation here,” he said. “I as a senior leader, he said, want to convey a message to Delhi liege lords the lava of hatred and alienation in Kashmir can anytime lead to a volcanic eruption.”
“All Kashmir freedom zealots are committed in their struggle for right to self-determination,” he added.The MeA patron warned that youth on either side of LoC are regrouping for a “new struggle”. “We appeal brotherly country Pakistan to not stop the way of Azad Kashmir youth. If west isn’t moving beyond hackneyed platitude then Kashmir youth see success in resistance way as shown by Maqbool Butt,” he said.
Inqalibi also appealed Muslim rulers and leaders to show “seriousness” in safeguarding Asia and helping Kashmiris in their struggle with the cooperation of China and OIC. “Muslim Ummah can get out of vortex of sectarianism and internal strife only by adopting the path of Islamic renaissance and brotherhood,” he added.
Protests against PDD in Kupwara
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Residents of several areas of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district Sunday held protests against authorities of Power Development Department over disconnecting of power supply to their areas.The residents of Aadoora, Aadoora Laam, Chek Aadoora, Warpora, Shahnagri, Prungroo and Drungsoo blocked Qalamabad-Haril road for three hours demanding immediate restoration of power supply to their areas. “Power supply to our areas has been disconnected despite we depositing electricity dues regularly. This is sheer injustice with us,” the protesters told KNS.They appealed Chief Minister and local MLA to intervene into the issue. (KNS)
Finance Minister constitutes PMU for World Bank Project
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After the World Bank prepared and submitted the comprehensive Needs Assessment Report on the reconstruction of infrastructure damaged by the devastating floods in September 2014; the Union Ministry of Finance has begun the process of negotiation for the first tranche of World Bank loan for J&K, tentatively sized at about USD 250 million.According to a statement issued to KNS, Minister for Finance, Dr. Haseeb Drabu stated today that Finance Department will be the channelizing agency for the external assistance after the finalization of the loan negotiations and actual release of financial assistance.
While reviewing the status of externally aided projects, the Finance Minister said that a proper Project Management Unit (PMU) will be set up in the Relief and Rehabilitation Department to carry out the actual implementation of the project through identified executing agencies.
Dr. Drabu said that establishing the PMU will allow J&K to avail of further World Bank assistance especially for livelihood restoration apart from putting in place best practices for disbursement and monitoring of the relief package. (KNS)
DC Baramulla chaired awareness camp regarding ADHAAR
its linkage with different schemes at Hadipora Rafiabad
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Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Talat Parveez Sunday chaired an awareness camp regarding ADHAAR and National Electoral Registration and Purification programme at Hadipora Rafiabad.In a statement to KNS, the Deputy Commissioner was accompanied by SDM Sopore, Tehsildars and other Officers. During the awareness programme, besides educating the general public about ADHAAR, they were made aware about the ADHAAR registration process and purification of the biodata thereof. Moreover, the concerned BLOs were instructed to carry door to door campaign regarding the registration process.
Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner stressed upon the general public to participate and coordinate in this regard and make this programme a success. He also highlighted the importance of ADHAAR in the near future. He said that ADHAAR cards will be of prime importance in the near future and will be an important biometric source. (KNS)
03 drug peddlers arrested in Ganderbal
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Ganderbal police in its drive against drugs arrested three drug peddlers in different areas of Ganderbal and recovered 27.5 Kgs of Cannabis hemp and 250 gram of cannabis powder from them.According to a statement issued to KNS, on a tip off, Ganderbal Police recovered 26.5 kgs of cannabis hemp from the possession of Manzoor Ahmad Bhat son of Ali Mohammad Bhat resident of Gamwara at Gamwara. A case FIR No.185/14 under section 8/20 NDPS Act was registered against him in Police Station Ganderbal. Another peddler Nazir Ahmad Rather @ Kanwar son of Mahda Rather resident of Wakoora was arrested with 250 gms of cannabis powder at Wakoora crossing. A case FIR No.13/15 under section 8/20 NDPS Act was registered in this regard.Meanwhile, a police party of Ganderbal police recovered 1kg of cannabis hemp from the possession of Ghulam Mohammad Sheikh son of Rajab resident of Batwina at Shadipora Bridge. A case FIR No.26/15 under section 8/20 NDPS Act was registered in Police Station Ganderbal in this regard. (KNS)
Take immediate measure for improving power scenario: Saroori
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Concerned over the erratic power supply and scarcity of essential commodities in the Erstwhile Doda district, Member of Legislative (MLA) Inderwal, G. M. Saroori Sunday asked the Government to take immediate measures for improving the power scenario and ensuring availability of daily needs.In a statement to KNS, Saroori has said that the unscheduled power cuts have pushed people to wall. He said that in the freezing temperature the people have been deprived of ration, sugar, kerosene oil and LPG. He said the unscheduled power supply has added into their problems.
“Despite a huge hydroelectric potential, the State has been energy deficit for long and now when the cap on LPG cylinders has aggravated the situation, Saroori said this while meeting with various deputation from Chatroo, Chingam, Mugalmaidan, Sigdi, Keshwan, Thakrie, Sarthal, Saroor, Drabshalla, Thathri, Phigsoo, Khara, Bhatyas, Bathri, Jakyas and Bunjwah and added that authorities should take immediate steps to overcome about the problems faced by the common people.
Saroori has also conveyed an officers meeting from Inderwal constituency here at Kishtwar today and reviewed the post snowfall scenario in the area besides received brief about the restoration of essential supplies and services in the district.Officers apprised the MLA Inderwal about the measures taken in restoration of utilities, supplies and services in the snow bound and hilly areas.Saroori directed the officers to redouble their efforts and take restoration work of supplies and services on war footing basis so that relief is provided to the people living in snow bound and hilly areas of the region. He said that monitoring of restoration work should be made on daily basis and any sort of carelessness / low performance will not be tolerated.Saroori also directed CA&PD Department including all the TSO’s to ensure dumping of adequate quantity of ration in Chatroo, Thakrie, Drabshallah, Thathri, Khara and other snowbound areas.He said that he (Saroori) is fully aware about the problems being faced by the people living in the areas and efforts on war footing basis are being made to provide all the basic amenities to the people in such extreme weather conditions. (KNS)
10 gamblers arrested in Srinagar and Anantnag
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Srinagar police arrested five gamblers at a public place in Alochi Bagh and recovered stake money of rupees 25,000 from them while Anantnag Police apprehended five gamblers in Chee village and recovered stake money of rupees 55,000 from the gambling site.According to a statement issued to KNS, Sher Ghari police headed by SHO Mohammad Isaaq raided a gambling site at Khan Mohalla, Alochi Bagh and arrested five gamblers while gambling at a public place. The gamblers were identified as Mohammad Aslam Sheikh son of Abdul Ahad, Feroz Ahmad Sheikh son of Bashir Ahmad, residents of Aloochi Bagh, Srinagar, Ghulam Mohammad Sheikh son of Abdul Rahim resident of Ichgam, Budgam, Mohammad Ramzan Sheikh son of Roshan Sheikh resident of Qazibagh, Budgam and Mohammad Altaf Dar son of Mohammad Sadiq resident of Nowgam, Srinagar. Police recovered stake money of rupees 25,000 and set of playing cards from the gambling site.
A case FIR no. 17/2015 under section 13 Gambling act was registered against the gamblers and investigation has been taken up.Meanwhile, Anantnag police lead by Dy.SP Headquarters Gowhar Ahmad Khan raided a gambling site in Chee village and arrested five gamblers Hamid-ul-lah Bhat resident of Qazigund, Ashiq Hussain resident of Lazibal, Waheed Ahmad Mir resident of Mirbazar, Nazir Ahmad Nanda resident of Naibasti and Mohammad Afzal Beigh resident of Khrew Malpora. Stake money of rupees 55,000 and seven bundles of playing cards were recovered from the gambling site.Anantnag police registered a case FIR number 76/15 under section 13 Gambling Act in this regard. (KNS)
Majlis Aza Organised by Anjuman e Sharie Shian at Gund Nowgam
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Continuing the conducting of special mourning series in respect of Ayam-i-Fatimi,Majlis Aza was organized by Jammu and Kashmir Anjuman e Sharie Shian at Gund Nowgam Kashmir.
According to a statement issued to KNS, on the instructions of Wali Amr Muslimeen Hazrat Imam Khamenei (D.A) special mourning ceremony organized to commemorate the martyrdom of Daughter of Prophet (Pbuh),Hazrat Fatima Zehra (s.a).Speaking crowd of devotees at Jamia Masjid Gund Nowgam Sonawari Aga Syed Aqeel Mosavi Alsafvi threw light on the biography of Hazrat Fatima Zehra (s.a) and her immense contribution for Islam.Meanwhile Zakireens summarizethe atrocities made on her and objectives behind martyrdom of of Hazrat Fatima Zehra (s.a).Mourners expressed their grief through weeping and crying over the difficulties of the Prophet and his Pure Progeny (Pbut). (KNS)
03 injured in avalanche in Awantipora
Police evacuating people from avalanche prone areas
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Three persons were injured after they came under a snow avalanche at Branpathri Nagbal, Tral.According to a statement issued to KNS, due to a snow avalanche at Branpathri Nagbal, in the jurisdiction of Police Station Tral, three persons Zakir Hussain Paswal son of Nazir Paswal, Gulzar Ahmad Paswal son of Qasim Paswal and Qasim Paswal son of Abdullah, all residents of Pranpathri Nagbal, Tral got injured. All the injured were shifted to Sub District Hospital, Tral for treatment. The condition of all the injured persons is reported to be stable.Meanwhile, police has started evacuation of people from the avalanche prone areas in the area. (KNS)