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B’la hosts Mega Legal services awareness camp




Baramulla, Oct 27: A Mega Legal Services-Cum-Awareness Camp was organized by Chairman District Legal Services Authority Baramulla, Rajesh Shekri Principal District and Sessions Judge Baramulla, in collaboration with District Administration here on Saturday.

The camp organized under the aegis of NALSA was aimed to make general masses aware of their entitlements under the law and apprise them about the availability of free legal services, besides to connect them to several welfare schemes launched by Central and State governments.

District Development Commissioner Dr. Nasir Ahmad Naqash, officers from various departments, judiciary and banks besides a large number of people including beneficiaries attended the camp.


Around 45 stalls were installed by various departments including District Legal Services Authority, Social Welfare, Education, Labour, JK Bank, Grameen Bank, Agriculture, Health, Revenue, NYK, Municipal Committee, Fisheries, ICDS, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Sheep Husbandry, PHE, Handloom, FCS&CA, Rural Development, SHG UMEED and JKEDI.

The departments, on the occasion, delivered their services wherein the Social Welfare Department provided 2 motorized tricycles, 3 hearing aids, 12 sticks and 4 wheelchairs to disabled persons. The Municipality department issued 102 Birth certificates and 11 death certificates while as Rs 60 lakh under the Individual Household Latrines scheme were disbursed among the beneficiaries.

On the occasion, the health department organized a free medical-cum-screening camp as part of the mega event during which about 400 patients availed the medicare facilities.

Motor Vehicle department issued 57 Registration certificates, 10 driving licences, route permits, License renewal and 8 Helmets under subsidized rates among the beneficiaries. Meanwhile, Labour department distributed Rs 54 lakh as financial assistance among 582 beneficiaries under Educational, Marriage and other categories.

Moreover, Youth Services and Sports distributed various sports kits among young athletes whereas ICDS distributed Rs 5000 under PMMVY among beneficiaries.

Principal District and Sessions Judge thanked the efforts of DDC, officers of various departments and judiciary for their cooperation and tremendous support in holding such an awareness Camp at the district headquarter.

He urged the youth to avail benefits of various welfare schemes launched by the government.

District Commissioner, during his address, highlighted the significance of the camp and said that such events enable different departments to deliver their services in a smooth and efficient manner. He assured that the district administration shall organize such camps in the remote areas of the district.

Later, the Education department organized a painting competition which marked the participation of many students from different educational institutions. Best performing students were given awards as felicitation.




Jammu airport to function till 9 PM



Jammu, Jan 19: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has decided to extend the watch hours’ upto 9:00 PM at the Jammu Airport.

In a communication to the State Government, AAI has conveyed that it is ready to handle extended ‘watch hours’ operations at Jammu Airport. As and when the airlines submit their flight schedule, AAI will permit these operations.

The extension in the watch hours’ will enable flights to take off and land at the Jammu Airport during the late evening hours thereby increasing the number of flights moving in and out from Jammu.


Presently, the run way watch hours’ for the flights operating at the Airport are from 8 AM to 5 PM.

This decision will provide the much needed boost to various sectors particularly tourism and pilgrims to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi.

The State Government has been repeatedly requesting the Central Government, Ministry of Defence and AAI to extend the watch hours’ at the Srinagar and Jammu Airports to enable late evening flights for the convenience of passengers/tourists.

Principal Secretary, Civil Aviation Department has been asked to liaise with Airport Authorities, security agencies and airlines to work out the modalities for commencement of evening flights from/to Jammu.

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Rajouri man killed in Saudi two weeks back, family demands MEA to help bring body home

Global News Service



Rajouri: A 44-year-old man from Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir was killed after being hit with some sharp object in Saudi Arabia, his family said on Saturday.
The poor family has no means to bring the body back home and urged the government of India through Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to see that the body is brought to Rajouri for last rites. “We came to know that the body is lying there in a mortuary since the last couple of weeks”.
“Mohammad Khalil Mirza (44) son of Haji Mohammad Azam Mirza of Malhut, Darhal, Rajouri was killed after being hit by some persons with a sharp object at Amaan area of Riyadh where he was working as a labourer,” Mohammad Amin Mirza, brother of the deceased said.
He said that the family lost contact with Khalil from December 22, last month and despite best efforts, the family was unable to find his whereabouts.
“Yesterday a person from Pakistan administered Kashmir called us and informed that Khalil Mirza’s body is lying in a mortuary and he his body was found with an injury in his head,” Amin said.
“We are very poor and we request the government of India especially Minister of external affairs to ensure that body is brought to Rajouri for last rites,” Amin said.
The family also demanded proper investigations and stern punishment to those responsible for his death and provide due compensation to them.

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PM Modi failed to fulfill promises made to people: IYC

Syed Nashir Ali Gillani



Srinagar, Jan 19: National president, Indian Youth Congress (IYC) Keshav Chand Yadav on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra modi has failed to fulfill the promises, he made with the people.
Addressing media persons at JKPCC headquarters on the sidelines of a function organized in connection with Yuwa Kranti Yatra, he said that Narender Modi has done a big mischief in the Rafale deal.
In connivance with Anil Ambani, Modiji has misled people, he said, adding that most of the centrally sponsored schemes have seen misdoings.
He said Modi’s promise of providing jobs to youth in the country has proved to be a mere rhetoric.
“The youth of the country are asking questions for when is Modi going to provide them jobs? The elections are coming nearer, he has limited time. He has assured the country that he would be creating 2 crore jobs for the youth during his tenure,” Keshav said.
Raising concern over farmer suicides, he said that Modi government has been waiving off the loans of industrialists only.
‘The inflation is on rise. People have been suffering. The loans of farmers have not been waived off. They continue to suffer. The prices of petroleum products at the international level were decreased but here, the prices remained unchanged,” he said.
Among others, vice president, IYC Srinivas B Venkatesh and leaders of youth congress were also present.

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