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Zulfkar asks FCS&CA Depttto utilize SRTC fleet for transportation of food-grains

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JAMMU, APRIL 10: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumers Affairs (FCS&CA) & Tribal Affairs, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali, today asked the department to utilize the fleet of Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (JKSRTC) for transportation of food grains from FCI depots to departmental godowns across the state.
The Minister said this during a meeting held with the officers of JKSRTC and FCS&CA department to discuss issues related to transportation of food grains in the State.
Vice Chairman, JKSRTC, Haji Parvez Ahmed, Commissioner Secretary FCS&CA, Mehraj-ud-Din Khan, Director FCS&CA, Jammu, Ch Rashid AzamInqalabi, Managing Director, JKSRTC Mir Afroz, Financial Advisor FCS&CA Zia Qazi, Assistant Director Trade & Store, representative of the Finance Department besides other senior functionaries of the concerned departments attended the meeting.
During the meeting, the Minister was informed that 450 vehicles are available with the J&K SRTC.
The Minister instructed JKSRTC authorities to provide adequate transportation with efficient, modern mechanisms including GPS so that real time location of the vehicles carrying food grains can be tracked.
Ch Zulfkar stressed upon the officers to ensure cent percent procurement, lifting and distribution of food grains in all locations so that the consumers do not suffer on this account. He said the Government of India is strictly monitoring the distribution of ration online under NFSA and asked the department to ensure strict adherence to the timelines.
The Minister directed Financial Advisor FCS&CA to project all pending liabilities of JKSTRC lying with the department for its early disposal.
The Minister further directed to constitute a committee comprising Commissioner Secretary FCS&CA, Commissioner Secretary Finance, Secretary Transport, Director FCS&CA Jammu, Director FCS&CA Kashmir, Managing Director JK SRTC and General Manager Transport Department to prepare a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with terms and conditions for supplying of vehicle and freight charges in light of the Cabinet Decision and State Road Transport Corporation Act 1950. The Committee will be responsible to revise the freight rates strictly as per the distance and genuineness of the transportation facility and discuss all modalities for smooth lifting of food grains all over the state. The Committee shall submit the report within 20 days, he added.
Meanwhile, the Minister also directed JKSRTC authorities to ensure full lifting of food grains for this month by April 13, 2018.


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People of Anantnag will defeat deceptive policies of BJP, PDP, others: Congress

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Srinagar, April 22: Asserting that people of Anantnag will defeat the divisive and wrong policies of Modi and Muftis in present elections, the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) has reiterated its appeal to people to ensure the defeat of deceptive policies on the part of PDP-BJP.

In a statement the Party spokesperson has expressed confidence that people of Anantnag will vote in large numbers against “divisive and wrong policies” adopted by PM Narinder Modi, Muftis and others, who were hell bent upon to divide people for electoral gains, but, at some time, he felt confident that they (people) have realized  how much damage has been caused to Jammu and Kashmir state in every respect by PDP-BJP unholy alliance to serve their vested interests.

Time has come to respond to their opportunist and divisive policies by ensuring their defeat in the elections, as that, will ensure peace and development in the State, Spokesperson said.

 

I would appeal the people of entire Anantnag to cast their vote in favour of Congress Party in large numbers to ensure that Communal, divisive and opportunist forces were defeated miserably.

Both PDP and BJP owe an explanation to people for betraying them and playing with their emotions for the sake of coming into the power, the spokesperson added and said the defeat of PDP-BJP in the present elections will be an appropriate response to their opportunism, exploitation and betrayal, Spokesperson said.

He said Congress Party will not allow PDP, BJP or any other political force to play with the sentiments of people for political mileage and is fully capable to defeat their designs. Congress Party has always taken care of urges and aspirations of the people in all the three regions and is fully committed to ensuring equitable development of J&K.

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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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