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‘Constitute teams for better coordination, management  of pvt schools’




Srinagar, Nov 15: Advisor to the Governor,  Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, Thursday met scores of public delegations and individuals during his weekly public hearing here.

More than 50 delegations and individuals from various districts of the Valley met the Advisor and apprised him of their grievances and sought his intervention in ensuring outcome-based disposal.

A delegation of Private Schools Association, led by its Chairman G.N Var, brought into the notice of the Advisor issues pertaining to regulations of private schools in the state.


Ganai assured the delegation that he will look into the issues raised by the delegation. He also passed directions to the Directors of School Education of Kashmir and Jammu to constitute district level teams to monitor the functioning of private schools in a hassle-free manner.

Laying stress upon better coordination between management of private schools and the School Education Department, the Advisor said the School Education Department will explore the possibility of setting up of a School Education Advisory Committee for laying a strong edifice of providing quality education in the State. The Advisory Committee, he said will give representation to noted academicians, education experts and all stakeholders that will put their heads together to achieve desirable results.

A delegation of families living alongside river Jhelum from Dubji Ghat to Cement Bridge also met the Advisor and demanded their immediate rehabilitation.

Another delegation from Chattergul demanded the establishment of a Degree College in their area. They also apprised the Advisor about the lack of specialist doctors in the Primary Health Center.

A delegation of Non -Teaching Forum Kashmir, led by Chairman Malik Mohammad Farooq, met the Advisor and requested him for issuing directions for immediate reorganization of the department’s non-teaching cadre, which will involve creation of additional posts. There has been no reorganization of the non-teaching staff in the department since1987, they added.

The deputations from Tral and Shahabad also met the Advisor and sought his early intervention in construction of Ziyarat Sharief at Tral and rehabilitation of 156 shopkeepers of erstwhile Lower Munda Toll Post at the proposed Gateway of Kashmir at Chek e Wangund.

Other delegations including Forum from CENTUAR Hotel, Welfare Committee Halqa Bagati, Kanipora, delegation of NYC members, Horticulture trainers, teachers of Pulwama, Trained AI workers Association of Animal Husbandry Department, J&K casual daily wagers, Veterinary officers, Temporary Teachers 2014 batch, Education forum Waqf Kashmir and others also raised their issued with the Advisor and sought the immediate redressal of their grievances.

Besides the delegations of the residents of Rafiabad, Seer Hamdan, Budgam, Chrar-e-Sharief, Peth Kanihama, Mattan, Anantnag, Pampore and other areas also met Advisor Ganai during the grievance redressal camp.

The Advisor gave a patient hearing to all the delegations and assured them of early redressal of their genuine grievances.



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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