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MLA Pattan, Marh meet Guv

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Srinagar, Sept 13: MLA Pattan and former Minister, Imran Raza Ansari, Thursday called on Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here Thursday.

Ansari informed Governor about the problems relating to the implementation of certain major development projects in his Constituency and offered several suggestions about the measures necessary to streamline the higher education sector, including higher attention to skill development programmes and the promotion of sports, for the holistic development of youth.

Governor urged Ansari to continue his efforts for promoting a peaceful environment in his area and work zealously for advancing the interests of J&K.

Later MLA Marh and former Minister, Sukhnandan Choudhary also called on Governor to discuss various matters relating to the need for speeding up developmental works, better utilization of available resources and time bound completion of projects and programmes in his Constituency.

Governor appreciated Choudhary’s zeal for public welfare and advised him to generate awareness among people about the vital importance of electing representatives to Urban Local Bodies and Panchayats for the overall development of the towns and villages.


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NC women’s wing protest against pesky power supply

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Srinagar, Nov 19: National Conference Women’s Wing on Monday took out a protest march from party headquarters Nawa-e-Subah against the pesky power supply and inconsistent water deliverance across the valley.

JKNC Women’s Wing President and MLA Habba Kadal Shameema Firdous who lead the demonstration criticized the governor administration for not rising up to the occasion to mitigate the day to day woes of the people. “The winter has just set in and areas in the city are witnessing massive power outages.

If this is the situation of power supply in the city, the situation in far flung areas can only be gauged,” she said.
Shameema said that the common populace especially the student fraternity are at the receiving end of all this. “The incumbent government, it seems has left citizenry to fend for themselves. They should have upgraded the transmission to meet the ever increasing demands of the people,” she said.

She said the PDP-BJP government didn’t do anything in augmenting the basic infrastructure viz-a-viz power distribution. “A government is supposed to foresee the increasing demands of the people, but to our consternation the former PDP-BJP government was busy blinding and bruising people,” she said.

“No big power project or water supply scheme was commissioned in the state under the former PDP-BJP regime. The state, especially the valley of Kashmir is reeling under somber darkness since government offices moved to Jammu,” she said.

She said National Conference being a people’s representative cannot shut its eyes and ears to the mounting woes of people. “Today we were obligated to take out a demonstration to stir the slumber ridden administration. The erratic power supply, the inconsistent water supplies have aggravated the people up to glottis,” she said.

She said that National Conference is live to the issues of people and that its leadership is raising the issues of people at every forum. “People still remember how fast the administration maneuvered during the Omar Abdullah led government,” she said.

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CB registers case against fraudsters for providing fake appointment letter, visa

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SRINAGAR, NOV19: Crime Branch Kashmir has registered a case against a fraudster and his associate for duping a candidate in Srinagar by providing him a fake Canadian appointment letter, visa and other documents in lieu of money.

According to the details, Crime Branch Kashmir had received an application from Naseer Ahmed Qazi R/O RathporaEidgah Srinagar, stating therein that one Fayaz Ahmed Dar and Chandan Singh Rajput R/O Chandan Villa, New Shimla, Phase 3, Near BSC Sector-3, Plot NO.45 who projected themselves as job providers in abroad to the aspirants and induced the applicant to pay an amount of Rs. 6.0 lacs for providing him a job in Canada.

They provided a Job letter and other related documents which on verification turned to be fake and forged, thereby deceived the applicant and grabbed his hard-earned money.

Subsequently, a preliminary enquiry in to the matter was initiated at Crime Branch Kashmir, which revealed that the suspect Fayaz Ahmed Dar assured the applicant that he will arrange a Job for him in Canada. The applicant was induced to pay an amount of Rs. 25000 as processing fee which he deposited in Account maintained and operated in the name of Chandan Singh Rajput R/O Chandan Villa, New Shimla, Phase 3, Near BSC Sector-3 at SBI Branch Shimla (HP). After that the applicant deposited Rs 50,000, 25000 and 20,000 in the account Number maintained and operated in the name of Fayaz Ahmed Dar in J&K Bank Branch Narbal Budgam, and later the complainant again deposited Rs 2.0 lacs, 3.5 lacs, and Rs. 20,000 in A/C NO. 2016796291 of suspect Chandan Singh. The applicant was provided visa, Identity Card, employment agreement through mail and courier. The Visa document provided to the complainant was verified from Canadian Embassy, but it was reported that the said Visa is not genuine. The accused thereby cheated the applicant and grabbed his hard-earned money in a fraudulent and dishonest manner.

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Aligarh Muslim University shows map of India without J&K

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Aligarh, Nov 19: At the campus of Aligarh Muslim University, a map of India minus the state of Jammu and Kashmir was displayed on a banner. The incident sparked off a controversy, with the university defending the drawing of the erroneous map as a mistake committed inadvertently by the drama society for an anti-partition drama which was supposed to take place at the university.

“The poster was made by the drama society for an anti-partition drama. As soon as the teacher-in-charge got the information, the university took action. We pulled down the posters and postponed the drama,” AMU PRO Shafey Kidwai said.

The university further said that the banners have nothing to do with the politics of the country. However, the banners have been pulled down ever since the controversy erupted. As per reports, the skewed maps were also put up on the main gate of the university.

The posters were also doing rounds in the entire university campus. As per reports, the map of India in the poster included parts of Pakistan while the region of Jammu and Kashmir was also depicted wrongly. The PRO of AMU claimed that the drama which was supposed to take place was based on Asghar Wajahat’s ‘Jis Lahore Nai Dekhya… O Jamya Nai’.

The play was written in 1989 and the drama is about the brutal Partition of India that created Pakistan. It is purportedly against communalism. The drama was to be staged at the university. The posters were prepared by the society and when the teacher was informed of the error in the posters, they were taken down,” AMU PRO added.

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