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Adv Kumar reviews dev scenario at Baramulla

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Srinagar, Oct 3: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar accompanied by Chief Secretary B V R Subramaniyam and Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan Thursday visited Baramulla District and convened a meeting of the officers of the District Administration to review the developmental scenario in the District.

District Development Commissioner Baramulla Dr G  N  Itoo besides other District and Sectoral Officers participated in the meeting.

The DDC on the occasion gave a detailed power point presentation about physical and financial achievements made under various sectors including R&B, Power, PMGSY, PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Health, Education, Social Welfare, Horticulture, Rural Development, Sports etc.


He also highlighted various issues and demands during the meeting. Regarding Back to Village programme, the DDC said that a good number of grievances and demands were noted on the spot at Panchayat level, while as various demands were fulfilled and some of the demands are being considered shortly. He said that various languishing developmental projects were taken up, of which several have been completed so far.

Speaking on the occasion, the Advisor appreciated the District Administration for their efforts for the welfare of the people.

He directed the officers to work with dedication and ensure every possible facility to the people. He asked officers to address public grievances on priority and emphasized the need of completion of developmental projects, for which he directed the concerned agencies to speed up the pace of work on developmental projects. He enjoined upon the officers to ensure attendance of employees in government offices so that the people will not suffer.

Later, a public outreach programme was held during which about twenty deputations and public representatives highlighted their problems and demanded early solution of their issues.

The deputation of Fruit Growers Association demanded that the rates under MIS should be enhanced, while as the Civil Society of Watergam Rafiabad demanded a Fire Station and start of Trauma Hospital constructed earlier. Similarly, the representatives of SanathanDharam Sabha, Baramulla demanded reconstruction and fencing of Shielputri Shrine, Khan Pora, Baramulla besides fencing of RamkundSitakund Mandir at Baramulla. They also demanded the accommodation for Migrant Traders in Migrant Colony constructed under PM’s package. The members of Sikh community Baramulla put forth their demand of reserved constituency in Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council for them. They also demanded minority posts in villages besides special employment drive for Sikh youth.

The Advisor assured the deputations that necessary steps will be taken to redress their genuine problems, while as a good number of developmental projects have been completed to facilitate people. He asked the DDC to look into public issues on priority and ensure that their genuine demands are fulfilled in a time bound manner.

Earlier, the Advisor chaired a separate meeting of the officers of   Security Agencies to review the overall situation of the District. DIG, North Kashmir, SSP Baramulla and other officers were present in the meeting.


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Over 380 Ladakh police personnel in J&K to be transferred to native state

Press Trust of India



0New Delhi: Over 380 police personnel belonging to Ladakh and working in different places in Kashmir and Jammu regions will soon be transferred to their native state and posted under the administrative control of the new Union Territory, officials said Sunday. The new Union Territory of Ladakh will come into existence, October 31.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has given nod for the transfer of police personnel working in different wings of the Jammu and Kashmir Police.

“Approval has been given for the transfers of about 385 Ladakhi-origin police personnel to Ladakh and they will function under the new UT which will come into existence October 31,” a ministry official said.


The police personnel will work with the Ladakh UT Police, which will be under the direct control of the MHA.

The police personnel – from the rank of constable to inspector – will also get the pay and perks available to police personnel of other UTs like Chandigarh and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Police and law and order in the UT of Ladakh will be under the direct control of the Lieutenant Governor, through whom the Central Government will administer the high altitude region.

According to ‘The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act 2019’, will not have a Legislative Assembly.

The Act says cadres of IAS and IPS for the state of Jammu and Kashmir, on and from the appointed day (October 31), shall continue to function on existing cadres.

However, in future, the all India service officers to be posted to UTs of Jammu and Kashmir or Ladakh shall be from the Arunachal, Goa, Mizoram, Union Territory cadre, more popularly known as UT cadre.

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Shopian attack: Non-local apple trader battles for life at SMHS hospital

Firdous Hassan



Srinagar: The 25 year old non- local apple trader, who suffered critical wounds in a suspected militant attack in Shopian on Wednesday, is battling for life in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of SHMS hospital here.
Suspected militants Wednesday killed an apple trader and serious injured his associate at Trenz village of Shopian district. The slain was identified as Chander Preet Singh while his injured associate was identified as Sanjeev Kumar of Ferozpur Punjab
Doctors attending on Kumar said he has suffered serious wounds in his vital organs.
“He hassuffered severe chest and abdominal injuries. He was admitted in the hospital in a very hypovolemic shock due to the excessive loss of blood. A surgery was later conducted, which lasted for five hours,” a doctor at SMHS hospital told The Kashmir Monitor.
He said Kumar had severe liver and diaphragm laceration (tear) and injuries in the soft tissues of shoulder and arms.“We had to remove his large intestines. His condition is still critical. He is being constantly monitored by a team of doctors. He is currently on ventilator,” the doctor said.
Lone son of his parents, Kumar has been associated with the apple trade for the last two years.His family members said that he arrived in Kashmir two weeks ago to ship applesto outside the state Mandis.
“He would spend three months in Kashmir for business. Some two weeks before he came to Kashmir,” Kumar’s brother-in-law Rishi Doda told The Kashmir Monitor.
Doda said that Kumar had never faced any problem in Kashmir. “He was all praise for Kashmir. Even some days back we called him to return. He,however,assured us that nothing was wrong with the non-locals here,” he added.

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No plan to resume prepaid services: Guv




Srinagar, Oct 17: Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday said the matter of the three civilian deaths in Jammu and Kashmir was of grave concern, and claimed Pakistan’s hand in the killings.
The Valley has seen several bloody attacks since post-paid services were restored, more than three months after the scrapping of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. Included in the list of casualties is two Punjab-based apple trader, a migrant worker from Chhattisgarh and a truck driver from Rajasthan.
“This is a matter of grave concern, poor people who are migrating to the state to earn a living are being killed like this,” Satya Pal sounded alarm bells. “This is happening on Pakistan’s directions to create disturbance in the state. We will not allow this to happen. We will not spare such people.”
The Governor said that there isn’t a plan to resume pre-paid mobile service since “Pakistani nationals would misuse this”. “We will start Internet services only when situation improves.”
Hours after the truck driver was shot and killed and his vehicle set ablaze, text messaging were blocked in Kashmir. According to reports, SMS service was halted to reduce the ability of militants to communicate.

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