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SRINAGAR, NOV19: High Commissioner of Malaysia to India, Dato’ Hidayat Abdul Hamid was all praise to the beauty and hospitality of Kashmir on the conclusion of his three-day visit to Kashmir.
High Commissioner Abdul Hamid had arrived in Srinagar on 17 November 2018. He visited Mughal gardens and various other places in Srinagar. He also visited Gulmarg where he enjoyed Gondola and snow scooter rides. He was impressed with the beauty of the Gulmarg ski resort.
Hamid said Malaysians are visiting Valley in good number as they love the place.
“Most of the Malaysians who visit India want to visit Kashmir also. They are happy for their travels to Kashmir as locals are treating the tourists well and ensure that their holidays are memorable,” he said.
He said Malaysian airlines are eager to increase flights to India and also have direct flights to Kashmir, which will further boost tourist flow from Malaysia to this place.
“There is every support from the government to airlines to start direct flights to Kashmir. The better connectivity will not only enhance bilateral relations but also people to people contacts,” he said.
The FAM tour for the High Commissioner was organized by Tourism department Kashmir in collaboration with Srinagar based Euphoria Travel Services.
Deputy Directors Reyaz Ahmad Shah and Mohammad Sarfaraz along with trade and travel bodies interacted with the High Commissioner in Srinagar.
Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Sheikh Ashiq, President Travel Agents Association of Kashmir Ashfaq Siddiq, President Adventure Tour Operators of Kashmir Rauf Tramboo, Nigeen Tourist Trade Association member Peerzada Faiyaz along with their office bearers interacted with the High Commissioner and discussed increasing cooperation in the trade and tourism sector with Malaysia.


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KCSDS alleges delimitation Sangh Parivar’s agenda

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Srinagar, June 14: Prominent civil society group, Kashmir Center for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) on Thursday alleged that “delimitation of assembly constituencies was the new agenda floated by Sangh Parivar and its drooling blind followers.”
In a statement issued here, KCSDS spokesperson warned government against any such misadventure as it is goaded on to act by them against all principles of justice in a democracy.
“Aggressive TV debates, columns, opinions and views have started appearing in print and social media providing the new government in effect to turn the numerical majority into a political minority in Jammu and Kashmir,” a statement issue here said.
“Imaginary grounds, bizarre justifications, outlandish claims are peddled to transplant brute majoritarianism in Kashmir to further politically disempower the Muslim majority.” “And yet the government intriguingly comes up with the allegation that it is Kashmiri political parties who are raking up the issue to deceive people.”
The KCSDS spokesperson said that the “delimitation of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly seats will end the partisanship that favors Kashmir. “We want to tell this Government that every day new narratives are manufactured in New Delhi through TV debates and social and print media to dislodge, disempower and denigrate Kashmiris to obfuscate their struggle for their rights,” KCSDS spokesperson said, adding “We are not fond of manufacturing false narratives. We have truth on our side for which we are struggling. We are compelled to respond to the falsehoods being perpetrated every day. We want to live in just peace which could dawn only by restoring people’s rights and not by snatching then under one pretext or the other.”

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World Blood Donor Day: Dulloo inaugurates mega blood donation camp at Srinagar

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Srinagar, June 14: To commemorate the ‘World Blood Donor Day’, Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education Department Atal Dulloo inaugurated a mega blood donation camp here F riday.
The camp was organized by Jammu and Kashmir State AIDS Control Society at Government Medical College, Srinagar in collaboration with the Department of Transfusion Medicine, GMC, Srinagar.
The event was aimed to raise awareness of safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood.
While appreciating the organizers of the camp, Dulloo said that such initiatives help in saving thousands of lives when several people suffer due to lack of availability of blood.
He also appealed the youth to generously donate blood for saving the precious lives.
During the camp, students from Medical College, Islamia College and Amar Singh College Srinagar also donated the blood.
Pertinently, Jammu and Kashmir State AIDS Control Society is celebrating the Day as a month-long activity during which seminars, symposiums, poster competitions will be held across all the educational institutions to create awareness among the masses regarding voluntary blood donation.

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PGRP program concludes

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Srinagar, June 14:- 23rd Postgraduate Research Presentation (PGRP) programme, which was inaugurated by the Governor Satya Pal Malik on 12th June, concluded on Friday at SKIMS auditorium.
During the event outgoing, Post-doctoral, Doctoral and Postgraduate students of SKIMS Soura, SKIMS Medical College Bemina, GMC Srinagar presented research papers on varied topics. 114 research papers were presented this year and the best research papers from Medicine and allied, Surgery and allied were awarded.
On the occasion Ex-Medical Superintended SKIMS & Dean Dr. G J Qadri was present as Chief Guest.
Director SKIMS, Dr. Omar Javed Shah appreciated presence of G J Qadri and recalled his contributions to SKIMS. Dr. O.J Shah urged young doctors to strive for honesty and be dedicated to profession.
Dr. G J Qadri in his address said that PGRPP is a platform for young doctors to present their research work, which is essential to find better ways of treatment. Every medical institute should have three focus areas which include patient care, teaching and research, he added.

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