Jammu, Jan 12: Chairman PDF, Hakeem Yaseen has ridiculed political parties who are propagating for a single party rule in the state alleging that actually they are the people who tormented sanctity of the Article 370 and eroded internal autonomy of the state despite having brute majority many times since 1947. He said they cannot always befool people of the state as their report card lies before the people.
In a statement issued to media, Hakeem Yaseen has said that now some political parties are propagating for a single party mandate notwithstanding the fact that they have always betrayed people after getting massive public mandate many a times since 1947.
He said history stands witness how these parties sabotaged autonomy restoration many times despite having 2/3rd majority in the state assembly only to save their chair. He said these parties have always deceived people of the state on the hollow promises of safeguarding Article 370 and restoration of internal autonomy.
“Actually they the people who amended constitution of the state time and again and brought several central laws which are against the interests of the state,” adding that all the draconian laws were brought here by them which have made life of the people worst than a hell. He said these opportunistic political parties should know that the memory of people is not so weak that they could be fooled and deceived once again. He said people still remember how they justified naked dance of death and destruction in the state during their regimes.
Hakeem Yaseen has questioned, how these parties now claim that a single party rule only can be in the larger interests of the state when they always bartered the interests of the state whenever they headed their respective single party governments in the state since 1947.
Hakeem Yaseen said that contrary to this, a coalition government can be more advantageous for strengthening of the democratic institutions, provided coalition partners are sincere to serve the people.
Hajj pilgrims directed to deposit insurance premium, transport charges
Srinagar, June 18: The Executive Officer, State Hajj Committee (SHC) Tuesday informed that all the selected Hajj pilgrims shall deposit the State Hajj dues including mandatory insurance premium, transport charges from Hajj House to Airport and other handling charges to be incurred by SHC.
Giving break-up of the dues to be paid, the official handout issued from the office of SHC read that pilgrims who do not want to avail the boarding facility at Hajj House Srinagar shall pay Rs 750 per pilgrim, while as the pilgrims who want to avail the boarding facility at Hajj House, Srinagar shall pay Rs 1000 per pilgrim which include Rs 250 as boarding charges for one night. Besides, pilgrims travelling from Delhi Embarkation Point shall have to pay Rs 150 per pilgrim as insurance premium. It is further informed that those Hajj pilgrims who have opted Delhi Embarkation Point for their departure shall have to deposit only Rs 150 per pilgrim.
The Hajj pilgrims of Jammu division who have opted Srinagar Embarkation point and Hajj pilgrims of Ladakh division shall have to deposit additional charges on account of boarding for their stay at Hajj House, Srinagar.
The concerned pilgrims are required to deposit the receipt of the amount at the office of respective deputy commissioners at the time of collection of passports and other travel documents.
I&B Ministry cautions channels over portrayal of children in dance reality shows
New Delhi, June 18: The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has asked all private satellite TV channels to avoid showing children in an indecent, suggestive and inappropriate manner in dance reality shows or other such programmes.
The I&B Ministry has noticed that several dance-based reality TV shows portray young children performing dance moves originally done by adults in movies and other popular modes of entertainment.
“These moves are often suggestive and age-inappropriate. Such acts may also have distressing impact on children, impacting them at a young and impressionable age,” an official statement said.
All private satellite TV channels are expected to abide by the provisions contained in Programme and Advertising Codes prescribed under the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995 and rules framed, the I&B Ministry advisory to the channels read.
According to the rules, no programme should be carried on TV which denigrates children, and programmes meant for children should not contain any bad language or explicit scenes of violence, it said.
The ministry has accordingly issued an advisory to all private satellite TV channels to avoid showing children in an indecent, suggestive and inappropriate manner in dance reality shows or other such programmes. The channels have been further advised to exercise maximum restraint, sensitivity and caution while showing such reality shows and programmes, the statement said.
About 150 landline phones, broadband connections disrupted in Srinagar
Srinagar, June 18: About 150 landline telephone and broadband connections of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) are down since June 16 evening in the uptown Srinagar badly affecting professionals, including doctors, media persons and students.
Responding to the question, BSNL official said that some miscreants have damaged the main cable between Sanant Nagar telephone exchange to different parts of the uptown, particularly Natipora, Budshah Nagar and Azad Basti.
‘We are looking to locate the area where the damage has been caused,’ they said, adding that it may take some time to restore the telephone and broadband lines.
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