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Malik pays tributes to slain Gowhar Nazeer

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Srinagar, Nov 07: Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik has paid tributes to slain Gowhar Nazeer of Zainakot HMT who was killed on 07th November 2016 when Prime Minister, Narender Modi was on Kashmir visit.

While recalling the sacrifice of this young Kashmiri, Malik in a statement issued to media said that from 2008 till today thousands of our innocent youth have fallen to bullets, pellets, bombs and shells, thousands have been injured among whom hundreds have lost their eye sight while as thousands have been subjected to torture and incarcerations in various jails.

He said that a reign of terror against innocent and Kashmiri youth leaves no space for peaceful political activities and hence is pushing these innocents to the wall.

Malik said that slain Gowhar Nazeer was subjected to state sponsored terrorism and till date no one has been penalized for his brutal killing.


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DEO Baramulla reviews Panchayat poll arrangements

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Baramulla, Nov 21: District Election Officer (DEO) Baramulla Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash Wednesday chaired a meeting to review the arrangements put in place for the smooth and fair conduct of Panchayat Polls scheduled on November 24.

On the occasion, a thorough discussion with regard to the necessary arrangements including the deployment of poll staff, transportation of polling material, heating and lighting arrangements, security arrangements at the polling stations and other requisite arrangements was held.

Emphasizing for maintaining close coordination, the DEO stressed for working with synergy and enthusiasm so that elections are conducted in a free and fair manner. He directed for the deployment of polling staff and material well in advance at the respective polling stations, adding that such an exercise will help in conducting the polls in a hassle-free manner.

Meanwhile, the DEO was briefed by the Deputy District Election Officer that in district Baramulla polling in two blocks has been scheduled in Phase-III in which 51 candidates for 15 sarpanch halqas and 151 candidates for 113 panch halqas are in the fray. He informed that 116 polling stations have been established wherein about 18754 eligible voters can cast their votes.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Farooq Ahmad Baba, SSP Sopore, ACR Baramulla, District Panchayat Officer, Observers, ROs, AEROs, and various other concerned were present on the occasion.

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Forest deptt plants 500 saplings in Langate

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Srinagar, Nov 21:  Forest Department North Circle planted 500 saplings in Langate Forest as a part of plantation campaign “Reforest Kashmir”, initiated by the department to increase green cover and boost public participation.

According to the official handout, under the campaign, a plantation programme was organized in compartment No. 12/ Rfd (Braman Rafiabad) of Langate forest division where 500 saplings were planted. The programme was attended by newly recruited forest guards, civil society members and students of the local area.

Speaking on the occasion, DFO Langate Forest Division Waseem Farooq Mir (DCF) emphasized the importance of planting local species and also imparted training about plantation techniques to the participants.

DFO Baramulla Forest Division Parvaiz Ahmad Wani and Deputy Director Forest Protection Force Kupwara Sarwar Shah were also present on the occasion and interacted with the participants. 

Irfan Rasool Conservator North Circle said that such drives will continue in North Circle for increasing green cover of Kashmir.

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DC Leh appreciates female participation in election training

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Leh, Nov 21:  A day-long election training programme for the female employees was organized today at Conference Hall of DC, Leh Wednesday under the supervision of District Panchayat Election Officer/ Deputy Commissioner, Leh Avny Lavasa.

The master trainer, Dr. Stanzin Rabgyas and Dy. District Panchayat Election Officer, Leh Dr. Udham Dass gave detailed training to them about every procedure of elections and urged them to perform the duties with utmost dedication and sincerity to ensure free, fair and transparent elections.
DC Leh Avny Lavasa appreciated the female participation for voluntarily performing the election duties. “Taking a new task apart from the routine work would give an opportunity of new experiences in life,” she said and asked the female trainees to do the election duties with full knowledge and greater responsibility. She urged to look for the possibility of framing at least 2-3 polling parties for the 3rd phase of Panchayat elections in Leh comprising of female officials only, saying that it would be a new inventiveness from Leh district. Lavasa wished the female participants all the best and hoped that female employees of Leh district would perform election duties with greatest confidence and commitment.

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