Monday, June 25, 2018
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Annual Baba Sidh Goria mela begins
Thousands pay obeisance on first day
SAMBA, JUNE 24: Member Parliament, Jammu-Poonch constituency Jugal Kishore Sharma today inaugurated the annual mela at the famous shrine of Baba Sidh Goria at Swankha here. He paid obeisance at the temple and prayed for peace and prosperity of the country and the state. MLA Vijaypur Chander Parkash Ganga and MLA Nowshera Ravinder Raina were also present on the occasion. The MP congratulated people and said these shrines are a part of our proud heritage and we must strive to preserve our social and cultural ethos. “Such events play a pivotal role in maintaining brotherhood, peace and prosperity, "he added. They also visited different stalls set up by various departments. Stalls of different items like Fruits, vegetables, equipments and tools etc were set up for exhibition and awareness of general public. Thousands of devotees from different parts of the state as well ....
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Advisor K Vijay Kumar convenes introductory meeting with Police Department
SRINAGAR, JUNE 24: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar and Chief Secretary B.V.R Subrahmanyam convened an introductory meeting with Jammu and Kashmir Police Department, here on Saturday. On the occasion, Inspector General of Police (Kashmir), Swayam Prakash Pani presented a comprehensive PowerPoint Presentation regarding the various arrangements being put in place by the department during the Amarnath Yatra. K Vijay Kumar appreciated the efforts of the JK Police to ensure a peaceful environment in the state besides fighting various social menaces. He directed the officers of various security agencies to put in coordinated efforts and work in tandem to ensure smooth and peaceful yatra. Subrahmanyam stressed upon the officers of police to provide all the help and assistance to the devotees. He also asked the officers to work in a coordinated manner to make their Yatra hassle ....
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Prof. Bhim Singh meets Governor
Srinagar, June 24: A 5 member delegation led by Prof. Bhim Singh, Chief Patron, J&K National Panthers Party, called on Governor N. N. Vohra at Raj Bhavan today. Prof. Singh and his delegation assured Governor of their strong support for restoring peace and normalcy in the State. He raised reference to several matters which relate to promoting the interests of the State. Prof. Singh urged Governor to act under the J&K Constitution and very early dissolve the State Assembly, which should be followed by conduct of elections to the State Assembly by the end of the year.....
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Driving Licenses to be delivered at doorstep through Speed Post
Capital Cities selected as pilot districts: Transport Commissioner
SRINAGAR, JUNE 24: The Motor Vehicles Department will soon deliver the driving licence to the applicants at their doorsteps through Speed posts thus further easing the process of acquiring Driving licence. This was stated by Transport Commissioner Saugat Biswas during a meeting convened to review the functioning of the department. While discussing the introduction of the home delivery system, Biswas said the move will further reduce the rush of applicants at ARTO offices as the department will deliver the licences at their homes at nominal charges. He said the department has already made the process online as the applicants can apply for the licence online at their home and that the applicant will have to come to the office only for the driving test. He said in first the project will be launched in capital cities-Srinagar and Jammu on a pilot basis and if successful, the same wi....
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2459 candidates appeared in B Ed Entrance Test in Jammu
SRINAGAR, JUNE 24: The J&K Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) Sunday conducted B. Ed. Jammu - 2018 Entrance Test in various centres at Jammu. The controller of Examination, BOPEE, Dr BL Gupta said out of a total of 2988 applicants, 2459 candidates appeared in the Entrance Test while 529 candidates remained absent. He said four centres were designated in Govt. M.A.M. College, GCW Gandhinagar, SPMR College of Commerce and Govt. College of Education in Jammu. Gupta said Board Officials visited various centres at Jammu and supervised the whole exercise in a smooth and effective manner and that four-member Monitoring squad of the rank of College Principals/Professor were appointed by BOPEE to monitor the entrance test activities at their respective allotted centres as per the rules and regulation of BOPEE. He expressed its gratitude to the Divisional/District Admi....
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Nowhatta fire: DC Srinagar directs immediate processing of relief under SDRF
Srinagar 24 June(Agencies) Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Sunday directed for immediate processing of relief under SDRF to those affected in the incident of fire that broke out the preceding night at Pandaan Nowhatta here in which 11 residential houses were gutted affecting 18 families. The affected families were immediately provided urgent relief from the district Red Cross fund with each affected being given an amount of Rs. 4000 in addition to blankets and clothes. Those locals injured in firefighting efforts were also given an amount of Rs 2000 each from the fund. The DC assured of earliest sanctioning of appropriate relief amounts in favour of the affected. It was said the statement of relief under SDRF has been prepared and will be processed within a couple of days. Dr Shah while speaking about the incident lauded the local youth for their brave effor....
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