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Srinagar, JAN 1: Director Agriculture Kashmir, Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi on Monday reviewed the progress of implementation of different State and Centrally Sponsored Schemes in the Kashmir division at Agriculture Complex Lalmandi.
He also took stock of various activities performed by the department in the changing Agro-climatic scenario of the valley
Concerned Officers of different districts of Agriculture and allied sectors gave a detailed description of various activities carried out at different levels of the department.
The meeting was informed that for sustainable development of Agriculture crop experts and field functionaries provide technical assistance to the farmers.
It was also informed that the funds so far released under different schemes and projects have been allocated judiciously and almost 100% expenditure has been achieved.
While speaking on the occasion Director Agriculture Kashmir said that every technical support and guidance should be made available to the farmers amid unfavourable weather conditions and changing Agro-climatic scenario of the valley and the proceedings should be closely monitored.
He impressed upon the concerned officers to mobilize their human resource so that they can provide technical support to farmers on ground in order to achieve the targets in terms of quality and quantity of different crops.
Director Agriculture called upon the Officers to adopt pro-active approach in reaching out to farmers to ensure speedy deliverance of technical services to them.
Andrabi said the department is closely monitoring the performance of Officers dealing with the farmers at different levels of administration and appropriate action will be initiated against the non-performing officers and officials. At the conclusion of the meeting, Director Agriculture impressed upon the officers for coordinated efforts and assured them all the cooperation and assistance for the development of socio-economic status of the farming community.


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How can PSA be slapped against Farooq Abdullah: Hasnain Masoodi

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How can PSA or Public Safety Act be slapped against National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah who has been in public life for 50 years, someone who has been an MP, and a three time Chief Minister, asks National Conference MP Justice Hasnain Masoodi in an interview with IANS.

“Dr Abdullah has put forth the Kashmir case for India before the international fora. Can he be a risk to the public order and security of the state? Nobody will agree to this,” Justice Masoodi said.

Justice Hasnain Masoodi and his fellow National Conference MP Akbar Lone, who held a meeting with Dr Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah last week said that Farooq Abdullah is not keeping good health, while Omar Abdullah is in good spirits.

 

“Dr Farooq Abdullah has some health issues. On August 3, there were some concerns about his health. His health may not be worse as compared to the first week of August, but he is not keeping good health. Omar Abdullah is in good spirits,” Justice Hasnain Masoodi said.

Justice Hasnain Masoodi said that the revocation of Article 370 is neither in favour of the state nor the country.

“The scrapping of this Article will widen the gulf between Kashmir and the rest of the country,” Masoodi said.

He said there has been no significant improvement in the situation in Kashmir since August 5, when the article was scrapped and this is drawing international attention.

“Things are the same in Kashmir, though some public transport is plying, mobile phone service continue to remain blocked. There is an information blockade. Landlines have been opened up, but because of the shift to the digital world, most people have disconnected their landlines,” Justice Masoodi said.

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JK police announces vacancies to recruit 1,350 female constables

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Srinagar : The Jammu and Kashmir Police will raise 1,350 vacancies for the inducting constables in two women battalions.

“The recruitment will be made for a total number of 1,350 vacancies in 2 women battalions distributed as per guidelines of Ministry of Home Affairs, 60 per cent equally for border districts of Jammu and Kashmir and 40 per cent equally for other districts,” J-K Police said in an advertisement notification for the vacancies. The candidates should not be below 18 years and above 28 years in age. They will go through a physical standard test (PST) and written examination consisting of objective questions, it said.

The candidates can fill up an online application form or use the services of common service centres to apply for the post with a payment of Rs 300. The last date for submission of online application form shall be 30 days after the activation of the link which will be notified separately on Jammu and Kashmir police website. The advertisement for the recruitment of constables in women battalions was issued on March 9.

 
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Four soldiers injured as Pak violates ceasefire in Poonch

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Jammu, September 16: Four Army personnel suffered minor splinter injuries in mortar shelling by the Pakistan Army along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, officials said on Monday.

“Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing of small arms and intense shelling with mortars in Balakote area of Mendhar sector around 2230 hours on Sunday,” Army public relations officer Lt Col Devender Anand said.

“Indian army retaliated befittingly. Indian troopers suffered minor injuries in the Pakistani shelling and the injured have been evacuated to hospital where they are under treatment,” he said in a statement.
Officials said an Army column was on an ambush duty near the LoC when two mortar shells exploded near them around 12.30 am, causing injuries to at least four of them.

 

The condition of the injured is said to be stable, the officials said.

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