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Require Police alertness to ensure safety of everyone: Adv Kumar

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Srinagar, Oct 08: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar on Monday said police alertness is required not only for their own safety, but for the safety of people around them.

The Advisor said this in his interaction with the officers during his visit to Armed Police Headquarters here today.

The Advisor was here to review the functioning of one of the important wings of Jammu Kashmir Police.

 

Addressing the Armed Police officers, the Advisor stressed upon the officers for ensuring standards of discipline are maintained and better training for the police personals.

“The alertness is required while performing duty by a police personal which not only ensures his own safety but also of people present around him,” the Advisor said.

Regarding the facilities being provided to the police personals, the Advisor asked the officers to ensure that food of high standard is being provided. He asked for taking steps to further improve the food quality.

The Advisor appreciated the officers/other ranks for performing their duties and continuously working for the welfare of the people. He asked the officers to always keep their and their men’s morale high no matter in what conditions they are put in to perform services. The high morale will help you in doing your job efficiently and making others to follow you, he added.

K Vijay Kumar assured the ADGP Armed and other officers for the government support in wherever required to resolve the issues for betterment of police force.

Earlier, the Advisor was received by ADGP Armed, A K Choudhary, IGP IR/Armed, S A Watali and other senior officers.

On reaching the Armed Police Headquarters, the Advisor was presented a guard of honor by a contingent of the armed police.

The ADGP Armed A K Choudhary also gave a detailed resume about the functioning of Armed Police, besides infrastructural facilities available in different districts of the State.

Threadbare discussions were held on various issues including, working of Armed Battalions, role & duties assigned to them, strengthening of the Armed Police, steps to be taken for the augmentation of human resource, development & up-gradation of infrastructure, training activities, welfare initiatives for the police personnel/other ranks and other service related issues.

The Advisor held interaction with the Commandants of Armed Police Battalions based in Kashmir Division and enquired about working and services they have been delivering in various fronts. He also sought suggestions from the officers for further strengthening this vital organ of police organization and for the augmentation of facilities to the personnel.


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Mehbooba hits out at PM over nuclear bombs remark

‘Pakistan has not kept their for Eid either’

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Srinagar, April 22: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for bringing nuclear bombs in the political discourse, saying if India has not kept the nuclear bomb for Diwali, Pakistan has not kept its for Eid.

During a rally in Rajasthan’s Barmer Sunday, Modi had said India is no more afraid of nuclear threats of Pakistan.

“Otherwise every other day Pakistan used to give nuclear threats. What do we have? Have we kept it for ‘Diwali’? (Warna aay din nuclear button hai, ye kehte the. Hamare paas kya hai? Ye diwali ke liye rakha hai kya),” he asserted.

 

Mufti tweeted, “If India hasn’t kept nuclear bomb for Diwali, it’s obvious Pakistan’s not kept theirs for Eid either. Don’t know why PM Modi must stoop so low & reduce political discourse to this.”

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PDP demands more NEET centres in Kashmir

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Srinagar, April 22: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Monday demanded adequate number of exam centres for NEET aspirants in Kashmir so that the hardships they face by traveling outside Valley are avoided.

In a statement issued to media, PDP General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura said that in view of the highway ban, inclement weather, dilapidated condition of national highway and sky rocketing airfares, the NEET aspirants are made to face immense hardships for appearing in the exams.

Hanjura said that keeping in view the predicament being witnessed by the student community at large in Kashmir Valley; it is high time for the Ministry of Human Resource Development to allot more number of NEET exam centres in Kashmir Valley so that without any hindrance Kashmiri students could appear in the exams.

 
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Two engineers of PDD suspended in B’pora for dereliction of duty

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Bandipora, April 22: An Assistant Engineer (AE) and a Junior Engineer (JE) of Power Development Department (PDD) were on Monday suspended for dereliction of duty and putting general public to inconvenience in north Kashmir district of Bandipora, official sources said this afternoon.

They said the engineers were suspended after they failed to adhere to the orders of Deputy Commissioner’s office and put the public to avoidable inconvenience in Ahstengoo village of Bandipora.

They said the inhabitants of village Ashtangoo staged a protest and blocked Bandipora-Sopore Road today against PDD for not replacing the power transformer. However, the Deputy Commissioner (DC), Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza directed both the engineers telephonically to reach on spot and sort-out the issue with the agitators who had blocked the road.

 

However, the engineers did not adhere to the orders of this office and put the public to avoidable inconvenience. Later it was also found that the concerned JE was absent from duties without any leave as confirmed from the Executive Engineer.

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