Saturday, March 23, 2019
 
Local News
Leh-Manali road likely to be reopened on April 10
 
Leh, Mar 23 (Agencies): The snowbound Leh-Manali road, which remained closed for winter, is likely to be reopened in the second week of April as Border Roads Organization is working on snow clearance. Officials of BRO said that under Project Himank, men and heavy machinery have been put into service to clear snow and make the 400 km road motorable for traffic in summer. Around 20 feet snow has accumulated along the high altitude road which connects Leh with Himachal Pradesh. The road had Passes as high as 14000 feet. Heavy snow falls in the mountainous region in winter season which closes down the highways roads cutting off the Leh from rest of the world. Chief Engineer Project Himank, Brigadier Nitin K Sharma said that the BRO jawans with machinery are working with strenuous efforts to reopen the road. “Despite Sub-zero temperature and high altitude, our jawans are on th....
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Impose section 144 around Jhelum embankments: Div Com to DCs
Constitutes Jhelum Task Force
 
SRINAGAR MARCH 23: In order to stop littering and dumping of solid waste into river Jhelum, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed Deputy Commissioners Anantnag, Pulwama, Srinagar, Baramulla and Bandipora to impose section 144 immediately around Jhelum embankments and take strict action against the culprits. The Div Com also constituted Jhelum Task Force (JTF) for Anantnag, Pulwama, Srinagar, Baramullah and Bandipora districts, where the river Jhelum flows. The concerned DCs are its heads and the officers of Environment, Pollution Control Board, Forest, Urban Local Bodies, Muncipal Committees and Srinagar Muncipal Corporation (SMC) are its members. The JTF members will personally review the implementation of section 144 and also review the cleanliness and eco-restoration works of the river. The JTF will send the complete report wi....
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Several delegations, individuals meet Advisor Skandan
 
JAMMU, MARCH 23- As many as 35 public delegations and individuals hailing from different parts of the State met the Advisor K Skandan at Convocation Hall here today and put forth their problems and grievances before him and sought their . A delegation of Drass Kargil headed by Councillor, Bhimbhat Constituency of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Kargil Aga Mohammad Shah which met him and thanked the Advisor for conceding the long pending demand of people for according Divisional status to Ladakh. The delegation further demanded establishment of Drass Development Authority sought redressal of various developmental issues including opening of Drass-Gurez road and construction of receiving stations at Bhimbhat and Thasigam. A deputation of land owners whose land has been acquired/identified by the government for construction of Ring road and requested for enhance....
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Prof. Parshotam donates books for needy students in MAM College
 
JAMMU MARCH 23: In a noble gesture, Prof. Parshotam Singh Thakur, Head, Computer Science Department, MAM College, Jammu, today donated some valuable books for the use of needy students in the college. In this connection, a function was organized in the Department of Computer Science where Principal Prof.(Dr.) P.K. Sharma was the chief guest and Vice Principal Dr. Subash Chander Sharma was guest of honour, besides other faculty Members including Prof. Shallu Gupta, Dr. Karan Singh and non-teaching staff of were also present on the occasion. The Principal and other faculty Members lauded the initiative of the department for creating a Book Bank in the Department of Computer Science which will go a long way in mitigating the needs of students, especially those who cannot afford to buy such costly books.....
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Governor remembers Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia on his birth anniversary
 
Jammu, March 23: Governor Satya Pal Malik has paid rich tribute to Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia on his 109th birth anniversary. Recalling his long association with Dr Lohia, Governor described him as a great socialist leader, a reformer, a prolific thinker and a man of substance, who dedicated his life to the welfare of the people, especially the deprived sections of society. Dr Lohia’s ideas and thoughts have greatly inspired me to serve the people at the grassroots level, he added.....
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Advisor Sharma meets Governor
 
JAMMU, MARCH 23: Shri Kewal Kumar Sharma, Advisor to Governor, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan, here today. Governor discussed with Advisor a range of important issues of urgent administrative importance. Advisor also briefed Governor about the functioning of the Departments under his responsibility. Governor stressed the vital importance of responsive, accountable and transparent administrative machinery working efficiently towards discharge of its duties in a fair manner.....
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Office Record, Some Computer Systems Damaged In Mysterious Blaze At ARTO Office
 
Srinagar, March 23 (Agencies): Official record and a room of the building at Assistant Road Transport Office (ARTO) office Bandipora gutted in a mysterious fire blaze on Saturday early morning. sources said that the fire broke inside the third storey of the ARTO office building in Block C of Mini Secretariat near Madar. They said that the employees working overnight in Media Monitoring and Media Certification Cell(MCMC) after feeling smoke reported the fire incident and immediately called the fire and emergency services and concerned police station. After getting the information, a police team and sleuths of fire and emergency department rushed to the spot and brought the fire under control, they said. However, the official record and some computer system were damaged in the incident, they said. A police officer also confirmed the incident and said that the fire broke out inside th....
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Biker dead, pillion rider injured in Bhaderwah road accident
 
Doda March 23: A biker was killed and his pillion rider was seriously injured when the two-wheeler they were riding met with an accident on Friday. The biker identified as Abdul Salam 65, son of Mangtullah Ganai, a resident of Malsoo, lost his balance and skidded off from footpath and fell down in river in Malsoo village of Bhaderwah, resulting in death of a biker and pillion rider identified as Muhammad Amad 12, son of Safder Hussain, a resident of Malsoo Bhaderwah. The injured person was later rushed to a nearby hospital where from he was referred to GMC Jammu for the specialized treatment. Meanwhile, police have registered a case under FIR number 25/2019 u/s 279 337 and 304 A RPC, in this regard.....
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Two killed in road accident after landslides hit Piyakul-Khilotran road in Doda
 
Doda March 23: Two persons have died in a road accident after massive landslides hit Gandoh in Doda. Reports said that heavy landslides hit a truck bearing registration number JK02AC-5185 at Piyakul Kahara on Thathri Khilotran road in Tehsil Gandoh killing the driver and conductor of the truck. They said that the duo died on the spot. The deceased have been identified as Shahzad Ahmed, son of Muhammad Saleem Beig, a resident of Chiralla and conductor Muhammad Arif of Kishtwar.....
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