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JKPM intensifies mass contact campaign in Chrar-e-Sharief

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Srinagar, Jul 7: Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM) has intensified its mass contact campaign in Chrar-e-Sharief area.

JKPM leader, Dr.Nazir Lone, on the first leg of the mass contact campaign, along with local office bearers visited Zinpanchaal, Kanidajan, Dudkhato, Sane Darwan, Nagbal Yousmarg and Kherigund villages of Chrar-e-Sharief constituency and interacted with the people to get first hand appraisal of the prevailing socio- political scenario.

During the visit, Dr Lone educated people about the objectives and programmes of JKPM. He said that Dr Shah Faisal has left the high post in bureaucratic hierarchy and formed the JKPM to fight for the rights of the people and to relieving the people of the sufferings on account of the prevalent abnormal situation in the state.


He reiterated resolve of the JKPM to work for restoration of peace and tranquility in the state. He said JKPM would offer any sacrifice for upholding honour and dignity of the people and would always raise the voice against injustice to the people.

He impressed upon the participants to strengthen party by expanding party membership and educating masses about the policies and programmes of the party.

During the visit, some issues confronting local populace were highlighted which include payment of ex-gratia relief to the hail affected farmers of Zinpanchaal. The matter was brought into the notice of DC Budgam, who assured that the revenue and horticulture deptts shall look into the matter.

At Sane Darwan the people raised the issue about construction of PMGSY road from Wougen Darwan to Sane Darwan.

At Nagbal people raised the issue of tourism promotion in the area they informed, though the Yousmarg tourism development authority is already in place, but no considerable project has been taken up in hand since its formation.

Dr Lone demanded development of Nagbal and Sikuel villages as tourist villages to generate livelihood opportunities to the local villagers. He also demanded construction of rope way from Yousmarg to Neelnag, and Yousmarg to upper reaches of Yousmarg which would attract the tourists. He urged for development of Yousmarg, Pkherpora and Chrarisharief pilgrim cum tourism grid.

During the mass contact visit, the people of -the Kherigund demanded reconstruction of bridge over Doodgangha nallah between Kherigund and Hanjura which has been washed away in the recent flash floods. Dr Nazir Ahmad Lone has requested the District administration to provide a temporary bridge so that the people get some relief.



Swachh Bharat summer internship workshop kick-starts at ICSC Srinagar

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Srinagar, July 15: The week-long Swachh Bharat Summer Internship-2019 commenced Monday at the Islamia College of Science and Commerce, Srinagar under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

The inaugural session was inaugurated by the Principal ICSC Srinagar, Professor (Dr) Sheikh Aijaz Bashir, who was the chief guest on the occasion.

In his inaugural address, Prof. Bashir stated that such type of awareness programmes help in educating the youth for the proper use and re-use of bio-degradable and non-biodegradable solid waste in society.


“Nothing would change unless we as a community don’t change our attitude towards Waste Management,” he said. He also stressed on segregation of waste at source.

Other speakers gave a detailed presentation on the conceptual framework of Solid Waste Management and Sustainable Solid Waste Management on the occasion.

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Advisor Sharma on whirlwind tour to Leh

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Leh, July 14: Advisor to Governor, K K Sharma—who is on his four-day tour to Ladakh division on Sunday took stock of 45MW Alchi Hydel project besides meeting several delegations in Leh district.

The Advisor took detailed review of the power supply scenario of under this project.  He inquired in detail about the capacity and feeding area of this project and urged to work for further improvement of the project efficiency.

During the inspection at the project site, the General Manager, NHPC has briefed to the Advisor in detail about the power network, saying that currently this project is generating 20 to 21 MW against the requirement of 15 MW peak load of the feeding area. He apprised the Advisor that around 10MW of power is being fed to the Grid during day time at present.


Later, Sharma also inspected the 220/66 KV GIS Station at Phyang and interacted with the engineers of Power Development Corporation and Power Development Department about the functioning of this power station and the working of transmission line. Advisor also enquired about the potentiality of future expansion plan under Alchi Hydel project.

The Chief Engineer, Generation/ M&RE Ladakh Wing, Ajaz Ahmad Dar briefed the Advisor that Nubra valley is all set to bring under the ambit of Alchi project  and the tendering process of the work is under active progress.

The DC, Leh Avny Lavasa also briefed the Advisor that few power projects of the capacity upto 5MW are also coming up shortly through LREDA in Nubra valley and this will capably cater to the power need of the valley.

Earlier, the Divisional Commissioner, Ladakh, Saugat Biswas has received the Advisor at Leh in the afternoon.

Later Member Parliament (MP) from Leh, Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal also called on Advisor to Governor, K.K Sharma.

Namgyal discussed various issues pertaining to the Ladakh region of the State—urging Advisor Sharma to give patient hearing to the people and address their issues on priority.

The MP hailed government of Jammu and Kashmir for creating separate divisions of Ladakh region. He urged Advisor to focus on development on all fronts. He said that Ladakh has been neglected and remained backward, urged Advisor Sharma to shift focus on for its overall development.

He also sought that more posts should be created in Agriculture and other allied departments. He said that PDD should initiative augment infra and other developmental activities. He said that issues of Dah, Hanu, hydroelectricity power projects—run by JKSPDC, should be addressed on priority. The MP also raised issues of manpower in government-run departments at Khalsi and Drass tehsils.

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Three drug peddlers arrested in Srinagar: Police

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Srinagar, July 14: Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Srinagar have arrested three drug peddlers at a checkpoint and recovered contraband substance from their possession.

Officers at a checkpoint established near Eidgah, arrested three drug peddlers. They have been shifted to Police Station Safakadal where they remain in custody.  Contraband substance including 50 grams of charas and 01 gram of heroin has been seized by the officers.

Case FIR No. 106/2019 under relevant sections of law has been registered and initiated investigations in the matter.


Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law.

Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.

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