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Lt. Governor reviews status of Power Development Department and preparations for Global Investors' Summit

 

 

 

Jammu, Nov 14: Lt. Governor Girish Chandra Murmu reviewed the status of Power Development Department in a meeting held at the Raj Bhavan here this evening. Sh. BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Sh. Arun Kumar Mehta; Financial Commissioner, Finance; Sh. Bipul Pathak, Principal Secretary to Lt. Governor; Sh. Dheeraj Gupta, Principal Secretary, Housing and Urban Development Department; Sh. Hirdesh Kumar, Secretary JKPDD; were among those present in the meeting. Sh. Hirdesh Kumar gave a presentation on the power scenario of J&K and the road map formulated by the Department for ensuring its self sustainability including capacity

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Randhawa kick-starts blacktopping of road

Jammu, Nov 14: Former Member Legislative Council (MLC), Ch. Vikram Randhawa, today kick-started blacktopping of...

SMVD University Organizes Invited Talk of Prof. Varun Arya

Katra, Nov 14: The School of Languages & Literature (SoLL) organized a lecture by Prof....

Army celebrates Children’s day in Poonch & Rajouri

Jammu, Nov 14: With the aim to encourage children in nation building activities and enhancing...

NPP tributes to first PM, Pundit Nehru, Co-Founder of NAM & champion of disarmament

Jammu, Nov 14: Prof. Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of J&K National Panthers Party & Champion...

J&K GRAMEEN BANK ranked first among all RRBs across the country for FY 2018-19

Jammu, Nov 14: J&K Grameen Bank has pitched a top position in terms of achievement...

Kuldeep Raj Gupta meets LG Murmu, raises Paharis’ issues

Jammu, Nov 14: Pahari community’s issues were raised in a point wise manner with the...

World Diabetes Day observed across Doda District

Doda, Nov 14: On the eve of “World Diabetes Day” to be observed on 14...

Army organises awareness lecture on “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao”in Poonch

Jammu, Nov 13: With an aim to generate awareness about various welfare services meant for...

Revival of terrorism in Kishtwar requires thorough probe: Brig Gupta

Jammu, Nov 13: While appreciating the decision of the Home Ministry to hand over the...

JMC seals another Structure at Gandhi Nagar

Jammu, Nov 13: On the instructions of Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation Jammu and under the...

BJP appointed president of three blocks of constituency Vijaypur

Vijaypur, Nov 13: A meeting of the District Samba BJP Committee was held under the...

Kavinder starts blacktopping work at Channi in Gandhi Nagar Constituency

Jammu, Nov 13: Former Deputy Chief Minister & senior BJP leader, Kavinder Gupta today started...

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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  • TAPPING TOURISM

    RAJNI SHARMA                                                      After the creation of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, tapping vast tourism potential of unexplored destinations and exploring the hidden beauty of various tourist spots in

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Randhawa kick-starts blacktopping of road

 

 

 

Jammu, Nov 14: Former Member Legislative Council (MLC), Ch. Vikram Randhawa, today kick-started blacktopping of a road at Apna Vihar Extension, Kunjwani in Gandhi Nagar assembly segment. While speaking on the occasion Randhawa said that it was the long pending demand of the people of the locality as the road was constructed more than a decade ago. He said that those who were elected legislators for two consecutive terms from Gandhi Nagar and occupied important positions in the government stands exposed with regard to their development model which they claimed.Randhawa further  said that the condition of the road was dilapidated and the locals were

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SMVD University Organizes Invited Talk of Prof. Varun Arya

 

 

 

Katra, Nov 14: The School of Languages & Literature (SoLL) organized a lecture by Prof. Varun Arya, Director & Founder, Aravali Institute of Management, Jodhpur, at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra, on challenges and dilemmas of effective leadership. The lecture was attended by the students and

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Army celebrates Children’s day in Poonch & Rajouri

 

 

 

Jammu, Nov 14: With the aim to encourage children in nation building activities and enhancing their creativity skills, Army celebrated “Children's Day” in Poonch and Rajouri Districts to commemorate the birth anniversary of first Prime Minister “Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru”. The aim of the event was to pay tribute to the great leader and to focus on the overall development of the children of remote areas of

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NPP tributes to first PM, Pundit Nehru, Co-Founder of NAM & champion of disarmament

 

 

 

Jammu, Nov 14: Prof. Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of J&K National Panthers Party & Champion of Non-Aligned Movement & complete disarmament in the interest of world peace, progress and the humanity today while addressing a conference of the Non-Aligned Movement and the National Legal Aid Committee in New Delhi paid heavy tributes to Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India on his birthday with a clear message to the people of India, leadership of the entire Non-Aligned Movement countries and to those who have yet to understand the meaning of world peace, complete disarmament and the necessity that forced many countries under the

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J&K GRAMEEN BANK ranked first among all RRBs across the country for FY 2018-19

 

 

 

Jammu, Nov 14:  J&K Grameen Bank has pitched a top position in terms of achievement of Rupay card transaction targets (POS and Ecom) as it has been ranked first from among the 56  RRBs across the country. As per the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) survey forthe last financial year 2018-19, Bank has achieved 94.95% target for POS /eCOM transactions. J&K Grameen Bank has been continuously engaging into latest digital services and bringing up the best digital products to its esteemed customers. J&K Grameen

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Kuldeep Raj Gupta meets LG Murmu, raises Paharis’ issues

 

 

 

Jammu, Nov 14: Pahari community’s issues were raised in a point wise manner with the new Lieutenant Governor of J&K Union Territory (UT), Girish Chandra Murmu by senior BJP leader & former MoS, Pahari Speaking Board, Kuldeep Raj Gupta at Jammu. Kuldeep Raj Gupta accompanied by BJP State Press Secretary Dr. Pardeep Mahotra disclosed this while addressing media persons at BJP headquarter, Trikuta Nagar, Jammu. Kuldeep Raj Gupta, reiterated his stand that Paharis are an intelligent and patriotic community that has always

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World Diabetes Day observed across Doda District

 

 

 

Doda, Nov 14: On the eve of “World Diabetes Day” to be observed on 14 November, a Diabetes awareness cum debate programme was held on Thursday at Block Hqr Ghat which was organized by Department of Health and Family Welfare Medical Block Ghat.   Block Medical Officer (BMO) Ghat Dr Mohammad Fareed Bhat was the Chief Guest while Medical Officer Dr Sheikh Shakir, BMEO NHM Ghat Mashhood Latif,  I/c NCD Ghat Zeeshan Tramboo, BAC Smt Nirmala Devi, Chairman Hussain Paramedical Institute Ghat Mudassir Wani,

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Army organises awareness lecture on “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao”in Poonch

 

 

 

Jammu, Nov 13: With an aim to generate awareness about various welfare services meant for girl child and women Army organised an awareness lecture on “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” at Government High School, Chhajla in Poonch District.The event was organised to bring awareness among the members of society to include youth and school children about importance of girl child, their education and rights. The lecture elaborated on the abhorable condition of the women in our society, especially in remote areas inspite of the

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Revival of terrorism in Kishtwar requires thorough probe: Brig Gupta

 

 

 

Jammu, Nov 13: While appreciating the decision of the Home Ministry to hand over the investigation of cases of terrorist incidents in Kishtwar in the last one year to the NIA, Brig Anil Gupta, Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded a thorough probe into the conspiracy of reviving terrorism in this area which was declared terror-free about a decade ago. The work done by JKP in bursting the over ground network and arresting a few of the active OGWs is laudable and speaks volumes of the professionalism and dedication of the force, said Brig Gupta. By handing over the case to NIA, it is now expected that all loopholes will be plugged and blanks filled

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