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Create separate track on Lakhnapur-Jammu Highway to minimize mishaps: Govt

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Jammu, Jan 3: Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep, Fisheries and Transport Department today asked for exploring the possibility of creating separate lane on Lakhanpur – Jammu road to minimize growing accidents of two-wheelers on Jammu-Pathankot National highway.

He made these remarks during an extensive tour of Samba district conducted to review functioning of Animal, Sheep, Fisheries and Transport department.  He was accompanied by Director Sheep Husbandry department Dr Sanjeev Kumar, Director Animal Husbandry Department Dr Victor Kaul, Managing Director Wool Board Harnam Singh Rana Dr Muhammad Raza Joint Director Sheep Husbandry Jammu, CAHO Jammu Dr Muhmmad Ismail, CAHO Samba, RTO Jammu Dr Raj Kumar Thappa, ADC Samba and other senior officers.

“Analysis of the road accidents reveals that two wheelers are most vulnerable among the roads users and most of the youngsters die in two wheeler road accidents.  A good track for two wheelers with proper marking in place will definitely reduce risk for two wheelers,” he told officers.

 

Meanwhile, he inspected pace of progress on construction of Inspection and certification center spread over 61 kanals of land at Barian Samba and asked the officials to complete the much needed facility on time.

He also asked for minimizing the road accidents by strict enforcement of traffic rules and identifying black spots on Samba-Jammu stretch of the highway so that necessary steps are taken to avoid accidents.Dr Samoon along with officials also met progressive farmers engaged in diary production at Jammu and Samba and enquired about the facilities provided to them by the concerned department.  He also   directed the officials to replicate these success stories in all areas of Samba and Jammu and encourage young entrepreneurs to invest in dairy farming.

Principal Secretary also inspected Veterinary hospital Supwal Samba and enquired about the supply and availability of medicines, progress of artificial insemination, nitrogen supply, equipments, supply of medicines and other facilities available at the center.

Dr Samoon also visited Disease investigation laboratory Kartholi and was informed that rose bengal plate test (RBPT), culture test, anti biotic sensitive test and Direct SMEAR tests are done here.

He called for upgrading the equipments and facilities in the laboratory besides sending the technicians for refreshers courses in top research institutes of India

Later, during a visit to training institute at Kartholi, he called for imparting practical training to paravets besides theoretical classes in tune with the demand in the field.

Dr Samoon also chaired a joint meeting of District administration and officials of Sheep and Animal Husbandry Department and sought report on infrastructure and functioning of departments.

On the occasion, he called for submitting proposal of setting up poly clinics, laboratories and veterinary hospitals in all areas and upgrading existing infrastructure. He also directed the officers to develop advance infrastructure for providing quality services to farmers so that people can earn their livelihood. Meanwhile, certain decisions related to department were also taken.


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JK Govt yet to get intimation on ECI teams visit

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Srinagar, Jan 23: Jammu and Kashmir government is yet to get a formal intimation from the Election Commission of India of a proposed visit of a commission’s team for on spot assessment of the situation for Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in the state.
Official sources privy to developments on the conduct of Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the state told that neither the government nor the office of Chief Electoral officer has got a formal intimation from the election commission of India on the visit of a team of the commission expected to make an on spot assessment of the situation before the commission takes a call on the simultaneous conduct of Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in the state or the holding of Lok Sabha and Assembly elections separately.
A top government official on conditions of anonymity told, “We are yet to get both the government and the office of the chief electoral officer is yet to get any intimation on the proposed visit of a team of the election commission of India for on spot assessment of the situation before a final decision on simultaneous or separate conduct of Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the state.
However may be we get a call from the election commission of India on the proposed visit of its team even on January 27 as speculated in some media reports.”
Earlier, there were reports that a team of the Election Commission will soon visit Jammu and Kashmir to review the situation with political leaders and other stakeholders on polls in the state.
“A team of Election Commission will visit the state soon to have a review of situation with political leaders and other stakeholders for holding the elections,” state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Shailendra Kumar had said.
On the issue of holding of simultaneous polls, the CEO informed that his office had already taken necessary steps for holding the elections, but decision lies with the Election Commission, who would take a final call at an appropriate time after taking all aspects into consideration.

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Injured Habba Kadal youth responding to treatment

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Srinagar, Jan 23: The youth from Srinagar’s Habba Kadal area, who was critically injured after CRPF personnel allegedly hurled a stone at him on Tuesday, is responding to the treatment, doctors at SK Institute of Medical Sciences told The Kashmir Monitor.

Mohammad Younis, who, as per his family, had gone to fetch vegetables, suffered a skull fracture after a stone hit him during clashes in Habba Kadal.

Initially, he was taken to SMHS hospital but the doctors referred him to SKIMS as he was stated to be critical.

 

Medical Superintendent (MS), SKIMS Dr Farooq Jan said that Younis is being treated in the surgical observation unit of the hospital.

“Patient is okay. As of now, there is no need to worry. We are closely monitoring him,” he said.

The CRPF spokesman had claimed the youth “slipped and fell down while being chased”.

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Weatherman predicts week-long dry spell in Valley

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Srinagar, Jan 23: After three-day long wet spell across Kashmir, the weather on Wednesday showed improvement with local meteorological department forecasting dry weather till January 29.
The three-day-long wet spell ended across the Valley today. The MeT department had predicted improvement in the weather conditions from Tuesday evening.
The local Meteorological department told that there is no forecast of rain or snowfall across the Valley till January 29 here, saying that the weather would remain cloudy on Jan 25.
Meanwhile, Divisional Commissioner Baseer Ahmad Khan has issued fresh avalanche warning for nine avalanche prone districts of Kashmir division on Wednesday.
The warning has been issued for the avalanche prone areas of district Anantnag, Kulgam, Budgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kargil and Leh of J&K state.
As per a hand out, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir has asked the Deputy Commissioners of all these districts to advise the people living in avalanche prone areas not to venture out to avoid the loss of lives.
The Div Com also directed the concerned DCs to take all the precautionary measures and to keep the SDRF, Police and Para-medical staff with ambulances in readiness to avert any untoward incident.

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