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C M Y K C M Y K TuESDAY August 06 | 2013 | 27 Ramzan 1434 AH | PAGES 12 | Pen For VOL NO: 3 | ISSuE NO: 192 | RS: 2/- (AIR SuRCHARGE FOR JAMMu /DELHI/LEH 50 PAISA) Jus tice Largely Circulated, No. 1 Bilingual Daily of J&K C M Y K One die in roof collapse in Budgam Srinagar August 05, 2013: 40 years old, Mohammad Ayoub Kalas son-in-law of Ghulam Ahmad Bith resident of Gurweith Kalan, Khansahib died when the roof of his under construction house collapsed and fell over him. The body of deceased was handed over to his relatives for last rites. Budgam Police has registered a case in this regard. Body of missing person recovered in Budgam Srinagar August 05: The body of 65 years old Ghulam Mohammad Wani son of Abdul Ahad resident of Khaitran, Najan who was missing since from 0308-13 was found in an open field at Khaitran, Beerwah. Police after completing all legal formalities handed over the body to his relatives. Beerwa Police has started the investigation to ascertain the cause of the death. Contractor crushes labourer to death Shopian, August 05: A contractor in South Kashmir’s Shopian district was arrested by police for allegedly crushing a labourer to death. According to reports, contractor Mohammad Amin Kandoo lost control over his Wagon R (JK04A-2030) in main bazaar Shopian and crushed a labourer to death. The deceased was identified as Shakil Ahmed Dar son of Ghulam Hassan Dar resident of Chogalpora, Noorabad. Police arrested the contractor and registered a case vide FIR number 42/2013 under section 302 of RPC. 2 died, 3 injured in road mishaps Srinagar August 05, 2013: Two persons died and three others were injured in different road accidents across the valley. A Wagon-R bearing registration number JK04A/2030 on way from Shopian to Herpora hit a pedestrian, Shakeel Ahmad Dar son of Ghulam Hassan resident of Chogalpora, Kulgam near Y-Junction Mughal road office, resulting in his on spot death. The body of deceased was handed over to his relatives. Shopian police has registered a case in this regard. Meanwhile, a Maruti 800 hit two motorcycles bearing registration number JK01F/7156 and Chasis number 07943 at Chattergam, resulting in injuries to both the motorcyclist. Both the injured were shifted to Chattergam hospital where one of the injured identified as Reyaz Ahmad Sheikh succumbed to his injuries. Police has registered a case in this regard and investigation is on. In another accident, a motorcycle bearing registration number Jk01G/4204 met with an accident at Kangan, resulting in injuries to motorcyclist Uroje Ahmad Bagwan son of Mohammad Shafi and a pillion Mohammad Saleem Kaka. Both the injured were shifted to Hospital for treatment. Ganderbal Police has registered a case in this regard. Promotions in Armed Police Srinagar August 05: Additional Director General of Police Armed J&K, Shri S. M. Sahai today ordered the promotions of 110 Sg. Constables to the rank of Head Constables and 200 Constables to the rank of Sg. Constables. A Departmental Promotion Committee that meet today under the Chairmanship of Additional Director General of Police Armed J&K, Shri S. M. Sahai ordered the promotions of 110 Sg. Constables to the next rank of Head Constables and 200 Constables to the rank of Sg. Constables. See Promotions on Pg. 11 Be the torch bearers of the Development Omar to J&K youth Srinagar, August 05: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday expressed his wish to see youth of Jammu and Kashmir “ruling the roast” in all fields of the life and steer the state towards the shore of peace, prosperity and development. Underlining youth as managers of socio-economic development and architects of new and model the state, Omar Abdullah listed the measures initiated by his government to expand the orbit of opportunities for youth of Jammu and Kashmir to excel and prove their mettle in all fields of life at the State and National levels. Talking to a deputation of youth at his Monday Awami Mulaqaat here, Omar said that holistic welfare of youth and empowering them to draw the road map of model Jammu and Kashmir is his cherished desire. “I want to see you ruling the roast in all fields of life and steering Jammu and Kashmir towards the shore of peace, prosperity and development”, Omar told them and listed the necessary provisions incorporated in State’s Development policy for the empowerment and development of youth in the State. According to KNS, as many as 30 deputations and scores of individuals met the Chief Minister during today’s Public Mulaqaat and brought to his notice various issues relating to the community and of personal nature. The Chief Minister while speaking to various deputations highlighted the importance of utilising Public Services Guarantee Act (PSGA) for ensuring prompt and time bound delivery of services from the Government departments which have been brought under the ambit of PSGA. He said that 69 important Public Services have been time bound under PSGA and asked the people to take the best advantage of the historic Act and get these services in a time bound manner. While accepting invitation for visiting various areas in Anantnag, Baramulla, Ompora and Bandipora extended by the deputations from these places led by the local leaders, the Chief Minister expressed gratitude to the people for supporting him and extending cooperation in maintenance of peace and carrying forward the development across the State. The deputations from Rajouri, Shopian, Rafiabad, Khaag, Ganderbal, Malroo, Hassanabad, Kupwara, Khodpora, Krungsoo, Pampore, Pulwama, Chuntwaliwar, Qalampora, Soura, Chogam, Budgam and other places brought to the notice of Chief Minister the issues pertaining Omar vows to eradicate political corruption from J&K Assures to form institutions, laws Srinagar, August 05: Taking tough stand against political corruption in the state, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has vowed that he would make it sure that whosoever is involved in corruption won’t be spared. In an interview to KNS recently, Omar said, “We can form institutions and laws to eradicate corruption. But it’s people who have to use them. We constituted Accountability Commission (AC) and Vigilance Commission and posted competent people to run these institutions. We passed Public Services Guarantee Act (PSGA) and Right to Information (RTI) Act to bring transparency in the functioning of the government. Whatever we could do to eradicate corruption we have done that.” Eid Gesture 50 stone-pelters released Srinagar, August 05: As a goodwill gesture on the eve of Shab-eQadr and Eid-ul-Fitr Jammu and Kashmir Police have released 50 youth who were allegedly involved in stone pelting incidents and were arrested by the police. Sources told KNS that 24 alleged stone pleters were released by city police north, 14 by city police south and 12 by Hazratbal police. The police have appealed the parents of youth to make it sure that their children aren’t involved in stone-pelting. Ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr in 2011, the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had announced that his government will withdraw the charges against nearly 1200 youth booked on the charges of stone-pelting in 2010 summer unrest. “The youth should consider this gesture of the Government as the gesture of elders towards the young and as an Eidi (Eid Gift) on the occasion of Eid,” Omar had said. However, families of most of these youth and separatist leaders later claimed that See Eid Gesture on Pg. 11 He said that people should approach these institutions if somebody is demanding bribe from them. Asked that AC chairman Justice (Retd) Nargotra had apprehended that he may have to face political pressures while dealing with high profile corruption cases, Omar said, “I request him (Nargotra) through your interview he should come and say who tried to influence him and should expose them. He should tell who are the people who influence him. I have never See Omar on Pg. 11 to the construction of power receiving stations, upgradation of roads, augmentation of drinking water and power supply, development of sports fields etc relating to the development of these areas. Deputations of various organisations including Hussaini Welfare Organisation, SKUAST Veterinary Scientists Association, Fruit Growers Association, All J&K ETS Settlement Assistants Association, Daily Wagers Association, ITI Daily Wagers Union etc in their meeting with the Chief Minister presented memoranda of demands pertaining to the welfare of the members of these Associations. The individuals presented the issues of their personal concerns and sought the intervention of the Chief Minister for redressal of their grievances. The Chief Minister heard all patiently and gave on the spot orders on matters of urgent See Torch Bearers on Pg. 11 Police on Monday busted a gang selling fake celestial stones by arresting six persons in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. A police spokesman told KNS that acting on specific information, police station Ashmuqam arrested four cheaters who were duping people by selling fake celestial stones locally known as “Trata Goola” having magical powers. Those arrested, he said, include Ghulam Hassan Mir son of Mohammad Akbar of Fohar, Shabir Ahmad Akhoon son of Ghulam Hassan of Mati Gawran, Gull Mohammad Bhat son of Abdullah Bhat of Sakhdas and Ghulam Rasool Mir son of Mohammad Akbar of Shatru Kokernag. Aishmuqam Police registered a case FIR number 63/2013 under section 420,511 against the cheaters and investigation has been started. “SSP Anantnag has issued an advisory for the people not to fall prey to such cheaters and fraudsters,” the spokes- Asks its ministers to boycott cabinet meetings Srinagar, August 05: State Congress leaders Monday held a meeting at party headquarters here where they requested the minister from the party to boycott the cabinet meetings in the wake of allegations levelled by Additional General Secretary of National Conference Dr Sheikh Mustafa Kamal against the Congress leadership. Senior Vice President State Congress and MLC Ghulam Nabi Monga told KNS that Kamal’s statements are against the coalition dharma and he should apologise unconditionally for his baseless outbursts time and again against the Congress leadership. “If Kamal won’t apologise, it will widen the cracks within the coalition. State Congress chief Prof Saif-udDin Soz is being respected everywhere and we can’t tolerate anybody levelling false allegations against him,” he said. “We can go to any extent if someone talks against the Congress and our president,” he said and claimed that National Conference has failed to control Kamal who is time and again issuing useless and baseless statements against the Congress. A Congress spokesperson in a statement to KNS said Abdul Gani Khan, Anayatullah Rather, Farooq Andrabi, Syed Yaseen Shah, Zahid Hussain Jan, Master Mohammad Maqbool, Gulam Mohammad Shiekh, Khursheed Ahmad Zargar, Nissar Ahmad Khan and others attended the meeting. Speaking on the occasion Congress leaders strongly condemned abusive utterances of Kamal against its senior leaders. “Kamal should know that they are See State Cong on Pg. 11 Tosmaidan lease extension Petition seeking no extension in SHRC filed Srinagar, August 05: A petition has been filed in State Human Rights Commission, seeking directions to the Jammu and Kashmir government not to extend the lease of Tosmaidan pasture in favour of Indian Ministry of Defence. The petition, likely to come up for hearing next week, has been filed a delegation of RTI Activists lead by Dr Raja Muzaffar Bhat and it suggested that ‘firing range’ should be shifted from Tosmaidan meadow to uninhabited area in Ladakh. “The state government may be direct not to extend the lease of the area in favour of Union of India through Ministry of Defence as the life and property of the local residents is at stake,” the petitioner demands, according to KNS. “(Locals of the area) are not able to earn livelihood through tourist trade and exploitation of admissible forest produce (medicinal plants, herbs etc) could be the important source of their income,” the petition further demand. At present, the petition says, due to abject poverty and non availability of jobs, many local people are involved in severe timber smuggling which has lead to death and destruction of the forests in Tosamaidan area. The petition seeks the protection of basic human right to live of the inhabitants of villages Chell, Brass, Shonglipora , Drang , and other villages located beneath and around Tosamaidan meadow in tehsil Khag and Khansahib of district Budgam. The RTI activists have highlighted that the Tosamaidan is a vast beautiful pasture located under the foothills of Pir Panchaal mountain range in KhagKhansahib area of Budgam. Gulmarg is located nearby this place towards its north western side and one can trek to Poonch via this place. “But from mid 1960’s this area has been used as a firing range by Artillery regiment of Indian Army,” the petition says. “The firing drills have lead to death and destruction in the area which was never a deliberate attempt but has been always accidental but these deaths have indeed been caused by the military presence in the area.” The RTI activists said that they were not exaggerating the things at all, “but this is See Lease on Pg. 11 Loot of natural herbs goes unabated Allegations of bungling in Police nabs four officials of the forest division Gulmarg Gulmarg, August 05: The four officials of the forest division Gulmarg have been arrested by police for their alleged involved in illegal trading of banned natural herbs from the forests. Reports said that Farooq Ahmad Bhat forester, Abdul Azaz Ganaie, forest guard, Mudasir Geelani, Watcher, Ghulam Ahmad Chopan, forest guard have been arrested by police yesterday night after a specific information that they are involved in illegal trading of natural herbs. “During the police raid, all the four forest department officials were arrested with eight sacks (Bags) of banned natural herbs. The cost of the banner herbs is been estimated in lakhs,” a police official told CNS. The police have also register a case against the forest officials vide FIR number 15/2013 and have started further investigation about the case. Reports also said that some senior officials of the forest department are also likely to be questioned about the case for their alleged involvement in smuggling the banned herb from forest division Gulmarg. 6 arrested for selling fake Life limps celestial stones in Anantnag back to Srinagar, August 05: State Cong takes on NC man added. Meanwhile, in similar cheating incident in Bijbehara, the spokesman said, two cheaters were arrested by the police who were duping gullible people by selling the “magical stone.” He arrested the ‘cheaters’ as Gulzar Ahmad Khan son of Arif Khan of Nishat Srinagar and Mohammad Shameem Rather son of Mohammad Sultan of Behama Ganderbal. A case FIR No (139/2013) under 420 RPC was registered against them. normal in cloudburst hit Kargil Srinagar, August 05: Six days after series of cloudbursts wreck havoc, normal life has returned to Kargil in ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. A police official told KNS that a series of cloudbursts and mudslides, triggered by incessant rains, on July 31 wreaked destruction in the Kargil. The efforts of Police, volunteers of SDFR See Kargil on Pg. 11 Reports also said that these forest officials are having the patronage of the concerned senior officers, who have deeply nexus with the local herb traders who are later exporting the natural herbs to outside state. It is not only the natural herbs which are being looted by the forest department officials in forest division Gulmarg, the residents of Tangmarg area claim that there is also deep rooted nexus timber smugglers and local forest department officials. The locals said that if the See Loot on Pg. 11 tent service for yatries Srinagar, August 05: Large scale alleged bungling have been reported in providing tent service to Amarnath yatries in Anantnag and Ganderbal districts during this year’s pilgrimage. Sources told KNS that blueeyed persons and non-locals were allowed to provide tent service to the yatries in Sheshnag base camp in Pahalgam after they paid bribe of Rs two to three thousand each. “Permission was given to 2095 tent owners in Pahalgam this year but most of them were outsiders who got the permission after paying the bribe,” they claimed. Zonal Security Officer Sheshnag Ajay Sharma told KNS that Tent Association Pahalgam president Ghulam Hassan and other approached him with a complaint that some employees in Tehsildar office Pahalgam and Assistant Commissioner Revenue office in Anantnag have given permission to some people to install the tents illegally after they paid bribe. “When I probed the matter I could make it that there has been a large scale bungling in providing permissions to the tent owners. I asked the complainants to register their complaint with camp magistrate Sheshnag See Tent Service on Pg. 11 J&K Bank holds awareness camps Srinagar, August 05: J&K Bank conducted awareness camps at Parimpora and Jenab Sahib Soura, which were attended by a large number rural youth. Director RSETI Srinagar informed the participants about the purpose and working of RSETI. She deliberated in detail upon the advantages of self employment over wage employment. Lead District Manager and Facilitator FLCC Srinagar also spoke on the occasion. Inspector Fisheries Department, Head B/U Parimpora, Head B/U Soura and Senior Inspector Fisheries Department while concluding the programme Director RSETI thanked the participants. Kupwara Camps JKB FLCC Kupwara in col- laboration with Lead Bank Office and B/U Kulangam organised a financial awareness camp at Government Boys High School Chowgul, Handwara. Chaired by Head Mistress of the School, the camp was attended by about 400 students along with the teaching and non-teaching staff. Facilitator FLCC Kupwara apprised the participants them about opening of savings accounts with the banks and educated them about the advantages of savings with the banks for better and safe future. Lead District Manager apprised the audience about various services and products of the bank. The Head Mistress of the school hailed the initiative of the bank for conducting such awareness camps and advised the participants See Bank on Pg. 11 C M Y K

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