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DC Budgam directs for prompt delivery of services to public

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Budgam, Jan 01: The District Commissioner (DC) Budgam, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar Tuesday conducted a public darbar at SDM office Beerwah and took first hand appraisal of public grievances and demands.

During the durbar, various public deputations including Traders Federation Beerwah, Developmental Forum Beerwah and Youth Forum Beerwah and other delegations from Beerwah, Khag and Magam areas, senior citizens and many respected locals called upon the DDC and raised their demands.

The issues raised by the deputations and individuals include uninterrupted supply of electricity, adequate potable drinking water facilities, macadamization of roads, development of lanes and by-lanes, adequate irrigation water supply, better health and education facilities, improvement in HT, LT power transmission lines in various areas of Beerwah, renovation work of Town Hall Beerwah, construction of lavatory complex at Beerwah.

 

Raising issues related to health facilities, a delegation from Khag area demanded a gynaecologist be posted at PHC Khag for better maternity facilities to female patients. It also demanded that a vacant principal post at HSS Khag be filled up at the earliest.

A delegation from Magam, demanded anti-encroachment drive be launched in the town to remove all roadside encroachments to ensure hassle-free and smooth movement of vehicles and pedestrians in the town. The delegation also demanded supply of adequate drinking water facility to residents.

The DC after listening to various public demands directed concerned officers to ensure prompt and speedy redressal of the issues raised during the darbar. The DC instructed concerned to remove roadside encroachments in Magam and ensure the development of better road connectivity across Beerwah.

Stressing on prompt delivery of services including uninterrupted power supply, drinking water facilities and better health services to the public, the DC directed the concerned officers to execute all pending developmental works and ensure contractors do meet time deadlines to complete works.

She stressed upon the officers to personally visit and take stock of works of ongoing developmental projects to ensure their timely completion. DC assured the public that she would take up all genuine issues at appropriate forums for their resolution.

Among others, the public darbar was also attended by SDM Beerwah, Abdul Majid Lone, SE PHE, G A Beigh, CMO Budgam, Dr Nazeer, DIO Budgam, Showkat Hussain Ganai, Tehsildars, SDPO Beerwah, Subdivision level officers, Tehsil level officers and block level officers.


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Indo-Pak need to talk: NC

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Srinagar, May 20: Jammu and Kashmir national conference on Monday said that India and Pakistan need to sit across the table and share each other perspectives notwithstanding the intricateness of the issue that has been plaguing the bilateral ties between the two neighboring countries.

A delegation of German diplomats on Monday called on political advisor to party vice president Tanvir Sadiq. Interacting with the delegation Tanvir necessitated for dialogue between India and Pakistan.

While speaking with diplomats Bastian Weber, Second Secretary Political Affairs and Protocol and Sakshi Aroro from the German Embassy, National conference leader and political advisor to Omar Abdullah, Tanvir Sadiq ?reflected on the wide range of issues of issues pertaining to the state and the region in general.

 

While calling for a Comprehensive Dialogue Process (CDP) and Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) between the two countries Tanvir said, “We are hopeful that the new government in the country starts a process of dialogue with Pakistan. Both India and Pakistan should initiate CBMs in order to remove the cobwebs of mistrust. Many lives have been lost to the frenzy of conflict, now it is high time that both the countries seriously engage with each for the greater cause of peace and tranquility in the region.”

Emphasizing on the need of initialization of a peace process by addressing political issues of the state politically Tanvir said that National Conference had always been a votary of cordial Indo Pak relations. “It is the people of J&K, who directly come in-between the line of fire between the two nations. If the relation between the two countries becomes cordial it will noticeably bring relief to the people of our state. The people of our state are the straight beneficiaries of the good neighborly relations between New Delhi and Islamabad.”

Taking about the solution to the protracted issue of Kashmir Tanvir said, “Restoration of Autonomy to the state of J&K has been the bed rock of policy of J&K National Conference; the party will continue to work for the restoration of the autonomy to the state. It is the only solution that satiates the political and development demands of all the region of the state. We aren’t seeking anything new, we are asking for what has been guaranteed to us Constitution of India.”

While recalling the role of National Conference in political empowerment of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, Tanvir talked about the initiatives taken in strengthening democracy and forging the bonds of amity between various sections of the people right from 1953. He said our party envisioned a strong, prosperous and secular Jammu and Kashmir.

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Geelani pays tributes to May 21 martyrs

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Srinagar, May 20: All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Monday paid the rich tributes to the Shaheed-e-Hurriyat Khawaja Abdul Gani Lone and Mirwaiz Moulana Mohammad Farooq on their respective anniversaries.

Geelani in a statement issued here said that both the leaders played a glaring role for the ongoing movement for the right to self-determination.

Recalling his personal relationship with both the leaders, Hurriyat chairman said that he always treated them as younger brothers. They had immense leadership qualities and had dedicated their lives for the sacred cause of movement.

 

While memorizing their valuable contributions for the ongoing movement, he expressed his hope that their followers and fans shall lead their mission with zeal and zest and stand as a mountain against those who are hell-bent to exploit their sacrifices for their petty interests.

Terming Moulana Farooq as an Islamic scholar and great orator and Abdul Gani Lone a seasoned politician and a statesman Hurriyat chairman urged the people to observe a complete shutdown on May 21, 2019, and make “Eidgah Chaloo” programme a grand success to commemorate their martyrdom.

Hurriyat leader paid his tributes and reverence to all those martyrs who have sacrificed their honour, wealth and precious lives since 1931.

He also expressed his hope that the people of Kashmir shall remain vigilant to safeguard their exemplary sacrifices and shall not allow anybody sellout for petty political gains and shall rise to the occasion against oppressive and suppressive methods.

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Two injured in Baramulla road accident

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Srinagar, May 20: Two persons were injured on Monday after vehicle met with an accident on Uri Nambla road near Syedpora village of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Officials said that a chassis Eeco vehicle skidded off from the road and fell into a river near Syedpora village resulting injuries to two persons.

They identified the injured as Mansoor Ahmad a resident of Niloosa Bijhama and Mansoor Ahmad a resident of Balkote.

 

They said both the injured were shifted to SDH Uri for treatment.

Police have taken cognizance of the case, they added.

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