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Taken oath to defeat designs of communal, fascist forces: Congress

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Srinagar, April 11: The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President and INC Candidate for Anantnag Lok Sabha Parliamentary Constituency G A Mir on Thursday said that their party has taken an oath to defeat the designs of communal and fascist forces in the country.

Addressing the party cadres from Pampore, Tral, Shopian, Wachi and Pulwama at Party Office Srinagar, the Congress leader

said that it is the duty of Congress cadres and common people to defeat the designs of communal and fascist forces hell bent upon to divide the people to serve the vested interests.

 

He urged the party workers to gear up for the upcoming elections in South Kashmir to ensure Party’s victory with a thumping majority, as the victory of Congress party will infuse confidence among the people in J&K, who have been facing the hardship due to the misrule and mis-governance by unholy alliance PDP-BJP in the State.

Mir expressed confidence that Congress party will not only do well in J&K, but in the entire country will do extremely well in the ensuing Parliamentary Elections by defeating BJP RSS miserably, as that, Congress Party has taken the oath to defeat the designs of communal and fascist forces responsible for the chaotic situation in the Country and State and will do everything to safeguard the unity, harmony and brotherhood in the Country.

Mir told the Party workers to defeat the falsehood and political exploitation by opportunist political party especially the PDP responsible for the damages caused to peace and development in the State, the unholy alliance between north pole and south (PDP BJP) will continue to remain as a big source of alienation among the people for the fact they have vitiated the atmosphere in the State to serve their dirty political ends, he said.

Lashing out at PDP for betraying and backstabbing people on sensitive issues Mir told the party leaders it was their bounden duty to reach out to people to apprise them about the political gimmicks on the part of PDP as this opportunist party have once again started playing with the emotions of people on sensitive issues, but at the same time, Mir expressed confidence, that this time people will not even listen to its mere propaganda for securing votes, he added.

Taking the opportunity of the meeting, G.A Mir also appealed the people of Jammu and Kashmir to remain vigilant about the false poll propaganda by PDP, BJP and others and defeat them in the ensuing elections in order to ensure victory of Congress party in the elections, for the fact, it was the Congress party alone which has fought against fascist and communal forces and will continue to remain committed to work as a bridge between different religions an community, he maintained.

Those who were present on this occasion included Senior Leaders Mohd Anwar Bhat, Bashir Ahmad Magrey, Farooq Andrabi, Surinder Singh Channi, Gulam Nabi Mir Lasjan, Zahid Hussain Jan, Irfan Naqib, Sahil Farooq, Shameem Iqbal, Abid Kashmiri, Gulam Mohd Mir, Dr. Syed Ahmad, Nissar Ahmad Mundoo, Irfan Naqashandi, Nissar Ahmad Khan, Dr. Fayaz, Gusher Khan, Kadfeen Chowdhary, Imtiyaz Khan, Jawahira Bano, Shameema Mir, Amir Rasool, Gazi Ruhullah, Hilal Ahmad Wani, Waseem Ahmad Shalla, Arif Maqbool, Corporators of SMC Srinagar, Block Presidents, PCC Members, Youth Leaders, Mahila Congress leaders and others.


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Declare birth anniversary of Hari Singh public holiday: Karan Singh to Guv

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Senior Congress leader Karan Singh on Friday urged Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik to declare his father Hari Singh”s birth anniversary next week as a public holiday, asserting that it was due to the state”s erstwhile ruler that it became a part of India.

Singh, the former Sadar-e-Riyasat of Jammu and Kashmir, said that for many years there had been a strong demand to declare the birthday of Hari Singh as a public holiday.

“In fact, both my sons had a resolution to this effect passed in the legislative council some years ago, but so far no action has been taken. The birth anniversary is on Monday, September 23,” he said in a statement.

“Let us recall that it was due to Maharaja Hari Singh ji that Jammu and Kashmir state became a part of India when he signed the instrument of accession on October 26, 1947. Apart from that he was a progressive and a far-sighted ruler who instituted many social and economic reforms for the welfare of the people,” he said.

Singh said as far back as 1929, his father had declared all temples in the state open to Dalits.

“I urge the governor to declare this day as a public holiday,” he said

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Rs 16.5 crore released for completing major drinking water, drainage projects in Srinagar

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SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 18: The government has released around 16.5 crore rupees to complete major drainage and drinking water network projects in Srinagar.

This was informed here in a meeting with concerned departments held under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary.

The amount released under the Special Area Development Programme or SADP 2019-20 includes 13.5 crore rupees released to SMC Drainage and 3 crore rupees released to PHE Department.

 

The projects cover various areas across Srinagar and benefit a large population put together. Most of these projects either revamp the old existing infrastructure or fill infrastructural gaps in order to augment the vital facilities of drainage and drinking water network.

These include 26 works under the drainage sector and 4 works under that of drinking water network.

The former covers a total of some 9 kilometres of road length in areas across Srinagar including various low-lying areas and various areas in the old city. These include main roads as well as lanes — at Lal Chowk, Abi Guzar, Raj Bagh, IG Road, Mehjoor Nagar, Nowgam, Chanapora, Mominabad Batamaloo, Malroo Shalteng, Hamdaniya Colony Bemina, Zainakote, Kaluna Colony and Rose Avenue HMT, Bishamber Nagar, Mandibal Nowshera, Jamia Masjid to Zawoora, Shahanshah and Umer Colony Lal Bazar, Firdous Colony Buchpora among others.

This also includes construction of a dewatering station and sluice chamber at Nowgam at a cost of 85 lac rupees.

The projects under the PHE sector include replacement of worn-out water distribution system in Bemina area at 191 lac, installation of 100 mm dia DI main line from Zakura to Habbak for augmentation and improvement of water supply to these areas at 51.5 lac, realignment of supply line and construction of sluice chamber at Alamgari Bazar to make way for long-pending construction of drainage through the area at 45 lac, and installation of 100 mm dia main supply for augmenting WSS Gasoo supplies at 9.5 lac.

The meeting was informed that all these projects will be completed by the end of March 2020.

Dr Shahid while speaking on the occasion emphasised the importance of these projects and how these will bridge shortfalls in drainage and drinking water networks in these areas. He directed both the departments to ensure all these works are completed within the deadline.

Concerned officers including SE Drainage SMC and SE Hydraulics PHE and JD Planning Srinagar were present in the meeting.

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SSC to conduct exams for J&K and Ladakh students in September

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SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 17: Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is going to conduct four examinations for the candidates of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh at Jammu, Samba, Leh and Chandigarh in the month of September.

According to the details, for Junior Engineers Examination-2018, the SSC will conduct the examination at Jammu, Samba, Leh from 23 September to 27 September. 4279 candidates are going to appear in the examination.

The examination of MTS (NT)-2018, for the remaining candidates of Srinagar centre, will be held on 27 September at Jammu. 2872 candidates are going to appear in the examination.

The examination for SI in CAPFs (Paper-11)-2018, will be conducted on 27 September in Chandigarh in which one candidate is going to appear.

Furthermore CHSL Exam (Tier-11)-2018, will be held at Jammu on 29 September in which 16 candidates will appear.

SSC had advised the candidates to download their admit cards containing information regarding date, shift, centre, venue of respective examinations and important instructions from the website of the SSC (www.sscnwr.org). SSC also said that the admit cards would also be sent to the individual candidate by e-mail and SMSs with the requisite information.

In case of any assistance, the students have been advised to contact the office of concerned Divisional Commissioner, Deputy Commissioners and Staff Selection Commission (North Western Region), Kendriya Sadan, Sector-9A, Chandigarh (UT) Phone-0172-2744366.

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