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Man commits suicide in Ganderbal Srinagar July 31: A 50 years old Abdul Gani son of Mohammad Ibrahim Khan resident of Nai Basti, Bailawosan, Gutlibagh, Ganderbal consumed some poisonous substance at his home. He was shifted to SKIMS, Soura, for treatment, where he expired. The body was handed over his relatives after completing all legal formalities.

7 Injured in road mishaps Srinagar July 31: Seven persons were injured in different road accidents across the Kashmir Valley. A Tata 407 Passenger vehicle bearing registration number JK03/4782 skidded of the road near Brad, Anantnag in the jurisdiction of police station Ashmuqam, resulting in injuries to six persons. See Injured on Pg. 11

Dar bereaved Srinagar, July 31: Mother of Mohammad Yousuf Dar, working in regional News Unit of Radio Kashmir Srinagar, has passed away late Tuesday evening. The last rites of the deceased were performed on Wednesday morning at ancestral graveyard at Kandoora Beerwah Budgam. Her Charum would be observed on Saturday. Meanwhile, Zabarwan Times management has expressed grief and sorrow over the demise of Dar’s mother and expressed sympathies with bereaved.

Cabinet orders transfers of 18 top officers in JK

Bukhari is Secretary GAD; DGES Post Created Srinagar, July 31: The Cabinet which met here Wednesday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah ordered transfers and postings of 18 officers including IAS officers in administration. According to KNS, Ms. Sonali Kumar, IAS, Principal Resident Commissioner, J&K Government, New Delhi, has been transferred and posted as Chairperson, J&K Special Tribunal, vice Ms. Sarita Chouhan. K.B. Aggarwal, IAS, Principal Secretary to the Government, Higher Education Department, has been transferred and posted as Principal Resident Commissioner, New Delhi, vice Ms. Sonali Kumar. Shantmanu, IAS, Commissioner/ Secretary to the Government, Industries & Commerce Department, has been transferred and posted as Divisional Commissioner, Jammu. Sarita Chouhan, IAS, Chairperson, J&K Special Tribunal, has been transferred and posted as Secretary to the Government, Animal & Sheep Husbandry Department, vice M.A. Bukhari. M.A. Bukhari, IAS, Secretary to the Government, Animal & Sheep Husbandry Department, has been transferred and posted as Secretary to the Government, General Administration Department, vice Sheikh Mushtaq Ahmad. Sheikh Mushtaq Ahmad, IAS, Sec-

retary to the Government, General Administration Department, has been transferred and posted as Secretary to the Government, Higher Education Department, vice K.B. Aggarwal. Saurabh Bhagat, IAS, Chief Executive Officer, Economic Reconstruction Agency, has been transferred and posted as Secretary to the Government, Industries & Commerce Department, vice Shantmanu. Mohammad Ashraf Mir, Secretary, J&K Legislative Council, has been transferred and posted as Secretary to the Government, Department of Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs. He shall also hold the additional charge of the post of the Secretary, J&K Legislative Council, till further orders. The post of the Secretary, J&K Accountability Commission, held by Ms. Anita Koul, has been upgraded in status and responsibility to that of Secretary in the Department of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, till it is held by her. Mohammad Sayed Shah, Registrar, J&K State Information Commission, has been transferred and posted as Director, Urdu Coordination Cell, Law Department, which post shall has been upgraded in status and responsibility to that of the Secretary in the Department of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, till it is held by him.

Saugat Biswas, IAS, Additional Secretary to the Government, PHE, Irrigation & FC Department, has been transferred and posted as Managing Director, J&K Medical Supplies Corporation. Shyam Vinod Meena, IAS, awaiting orders of adjustment in the General Administration Department, has been transferred and posted as Additional Secretary to the Government, PHE, Irrigation & FC Department, vice Saugat Biswas. Mohammad Javid Khan, KAS, Deputy Commissioner, Shopian, has been transferred and posted as Director, Industries, Kashmir, relieving Tariq Ahmad Mir, Director, Command Area Development, Kashmir, of the additional charge of the post of the Director, Industries, Kashmir. Bashir Ahmad Bhat, KAS, Director, Rural Sanitation, J&K, has been transferred and posted as Deputy Commissioner, Shopian, vice Mohammad Javid Khan. Tahseen Mustafa, Chief Engineer, R&B Department, Jammu, has been transferred and posted as Chief Executive Officer, Economic Reconstruction Agency, vice Saurabh Bhagat. Mohammad Matloob Khan, KAS, Additional District Development Commissioner, Rajouri, has been transferred and posted as Director, Rural Sanitation, J&K, vice Bashir Ahmad Bhat. See Cabinet on Pg. 11

Increased 150 MBBS seats to be filled from this academic session: Taj Srinagar, July 31: The recently enhanced intake capacity of the state run medical colleges in the state would be made operational from this academic session only. Minister for Medical Education, Youth Services & Sports, Mr. Taj Mohi ud Din, who had pursued the enhancement of seats in the J&K medical colleges in view of the increased demand of medicos, today directed the J&K Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) to include the 150 MBBS seats also which

were increased by the Medical Council of India (MCI) recently.

This follows a letter of confirmation of seats’ increase in the state run medical colleges of J&K from the

Board of Governors of MCI received today. Immediately, the Minister directed the BOPEE to make necessary arrangements to include these seats also while framing the merit lists of the entrance test for which the students appeared last week only and not let the seats go lapsed. It may be recalled that the MCI had recently decided to increase the intake capacity of Government Medical Colleges of Srinagar and Jammu from 100 to 150 and that of SKIMS Medical College, Bemina from 50 to 100. See Taj on Pg. 11

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Javid Ahmad Shah, KAS, Joint Director and Ex-Officio Special Secretary, SKIMS, has been transferred and posted as Managing Director, JAKFED. Afroz Ahmad Mir, KAS, Director, Defence Labour Procurement, has been transferred and posted as Secretary, KVIB, vice Ravinder Singh. Ravinder Singh, Secretary, KVIB, has been transferred and posted as Director, Defence Labour Procurement, vice Afroz Ahmad Mir. The cabinet also accorded sanction to the creation of one post of Director General Economics and Statistics Jammu and Kashmir in the pay scale of Rs. 37400-67000 with grade pay of Rs. 10000 by corresponding reduction of post of Director Economics and Statistics in the pay scale of Rs. 37400-67000 with grade pay of Rs. 8700.

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PDP will be divided into three factions before 2014 polls: NC Srinagar, July 31: Ruling National Conference on Wednesday poohpoohed Peoples Democratic Party patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s assertion on “his magical solution” to Kashmir issue, asking him if he has any, why should he hide it. “Why deprive the people of the State by waiting for an absolute majority if the solution is the panacea of all the issues associated with the Kashmir imgroglio and is likely to satisfy all stake holders,” Rana told KNS, asking Mufti Sayeeds to rise above political considerations for the good of the people, “if the magical solution is so good.” On Monday Mufti Mohammad Syeed had sought a decisive mandate from people in the 2014 Assembly elections, claiming that he has ‘vision and a roadmap’ for the resolution of Kashmir issue that can “only be implemented if my party gets majority in the upcoming elections.” “Deceit and duplicity has been trait of People’s Democratic Party, which believes in gimmicks and political jugglery,” Rana said KNS in response to assertion of the

And today a formal communication was sent to the State Government. The swiftness of the Government and prompt action by the Minister to get the increased seats utilised from the current session has brought hope and happiness to the student community. The hike in the intake capacity of these colleges had become necessary as the State is facing a shortage of qualified medicos due to the expansion of health infrastructure, more so in rural and hilly areas. Also the intake capacity of the GMCs was fixed some 40 years ago after which it was never reviewed. Mr. Taj Mohi ud Din had proposed to increase the seats in medical colleges of the State to meet the demand of qualified medicos. The State Government took the proposal to Centre and Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Mr. Ghulam Nabi Azad also pushed for the same and today after many decades the seats of medical colleges in the State were increased from 250 to 400 and it would have effect from current year only. Student community feels enthralled over this swift action of the State Government. They expressed their gratitude to Minister for Medical Education, Youth Services & Sports, Mr. Taj Mohi ud Din for having initiated Srinagar, July 31: 3-day this bold move, pursuing it and finally getting it accepted w o r k s h o p o n f i r e by the Centre despite all odds. They hoped that with him, measures which started the medical profession in J&K would get a boost and be on July 29 at Legislative Council Secretariat one of the best in the country. concluded here this afternoon with the All the injured have been shifted to hospital for treatment. valedictory address of A case has been registered in this regard. Meanwhile a A d d i t i o n a l D i r e c t o r Truck bearing registration number JK01Y/0172 of State G e n e r a l o f P o l i c e Road Transport Corporation hit a Tonga at Khatcherbatri, (Security) J&K, Mr. V.K. Baramulla in the jurisdiction of police station Baramulla, Singh. resulting in injuries to Tonga rider Mohammad Rajab Lone T h e w o r k s h o p w a s son of Abdul Rahim Lone resident of Sheeri, Baramulla. The organized by General injured has been shifted to hospital for treatment. A case has A d m i n i s t r a t i o n Department (GAD) in been registered in this regard. coordination with Security Wing of Jammu and Kashmir Police. More than 850 employees from civil secretariat, legislative assembly, council and other departments, besides Bhaderwah, July 31: Peace the Government can focus State Disaster Response and harmony is the prime on the developmental Force (SDRF) attended requirement for the growth activities for the benefit and the workshop. and social development of welfare of the people which In his valedictory address, the state, this was stated by is not possible if the peace the Deputy Chief Minister, deteriorates. He reiterated Mr. Tara Chand while that the Governments is chairing a meeting of commitment to provide all prominent citizens, social, the basic amenities to the religious and charitable people. organizations in Bhaderwah He appreciated the age old Srinagar July 31: Police today. tradition of brotherhood and arrested two peddlers and Minister of State for Home, h a r m o n y a m o n g t h e recovered about five kgs of Mr. Sajjad Ahmed Kichloo, different sections of the illicit poppy straw while MLA Bhaderwah Mr. society in the region and they were transporting it in Mohd. Sharief Niaz, DDC asked them to strengthen auto load carrier at Konibal. Doda Mr. Mubarak Singh, their relations to defeat the During a naka checking at DIG Mr. Ashkoor Ahmed nefarious designs of the Konibal Road, police Wani were also present in anti-social elements who intercepted an Auto load the meeting. are bent upon to disturb the carrier bearing registration While speaking on the peace and prosperity in the number JK13B/1088. occasion, Dy CM said that region. During the checking of the peace is the only path Deputy CM also redressed auto load carrier about five through which the desired the grievances of the people kgs of illicit poppy straw and multifaceted growth on the occasion and said was recovered. Two and social development of that the coalition govern- persons Nazir Ahmad the state can be achieved ment is making all out Baigal and Mohammad a n d u n d e r p e a c e f u l efforts to mitigate the Rafiq Wango R/o Bemina, atmosphere grievances of the people. Srinagar boarding the load carrier were also arrested.

former Chief Minister. “Everything will come to fore in 2014. I can tell you now that by then (2014), PDP will be divided into three factions and we know who will be heading these,” said Rana, the former political advisor to the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. Describing Omar Abdullah led coalition between National Conference and Congress as a model of good governance, Rana said the alliance was working smoothly and will last the entire six-year term. “We have seen coalition government in the past, especially from 2002 to 2008. We all remember how PDP back stabbed the then Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and brought his government down by intrigue and deceit. They did not allow the government to function and behaved like the opposition because they could not reconcile with remaining out of power. The people have not forgotten how and why Mangat Ram Sharmaji, the then Deputy Chief Minister was staging walkouts during every other cabinet meeting,” he said.

He also accused the PDP of “hatching conspiracy with a BJP leader in New Delhi to bring down the Congress-led coalition by creating Amarnath land row in 2008.” Referring to the developmental scenario of the State during the tenure of the ruling alliance, Rana said, “Our record is testimony of our achievements.” Rana also declared that Nationa l Conference will emerge as a strong force and a predominant player in the Jammu region, as elsewhere in the State. “The performance of National Conference in 2014 election in the Jammu region will be repeat of 1996,” he said, adding that people’s support is the biggest strength of the party. He said that the PDP was nonexistent in Jammu. “They will not get even a single seat in Jammu plains, Chenab Valley and Pirpanchal Range. They will be wiped out in Poonch and Rajouri as well,” he said while rejecting the claims by Mufti Mohammad Sayeed that Chenab Valley has been neglected. “PDP has no discernible presence in the Chenab Valley”, he maintained.”

Workshop on fire measures concludes

ADGP Security delivered valedictory address

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Peace and harmony prime requirement for growth and social development: Dy CM

Poppy Straw recovered in Awantipora

DDC Kup reviews arrangements for I-Day celebrations

Kupwara, July 31: The District Development Commissioner, Kupwara, Mr. Itrat Hussain Rafique today convened a district officers meeting to review the preparedness and arrangements for ensuing 66thIndependence Day celebrations at District Headquarters Kupwara and at Tehsil Headquarters. The SSP Kupwara, Abdul Jabar, ADC, Abdul Aziz Bhat besides officers of various departments was present in the meeting. It was decided in the meeting that the main function would be held at District Police Lines Kupwara. The function will

start with Shahnai Wadan at 8 a.m. and the flag hosting will take place at District Police Lines by the chief guest at 9 a.m. The march past will be presented by the contingents of JKP, JKAP, I R P, C R P F , F o r e s t Protection Force, Fire and Emergency Services and school children. The Committee were constituted headed by the A D C , Kupwara assisted by the officers of R&B, Police, Agriculture, Information, Education, Revenue who will monitor the preparedness, arrangements with regard to seating arrangements, invitation of guests.

Mr. V. K. Singh highlighted the aims and objectives for conducting the workshop. He said that the objective of the workshop was to make aware he participants about the preventive measures to be adopted to avoid fire incidents, besides use of fire fighting equipments to avoid losses of human lives and properties during such incidents. He said that the senior experts from New Delhi created awareness among the employees about such preventive measures which would prove fruitful to avoid fire incidents. The ADGP appreciated the efforts of General Administration Department and the Nodal Officer of the workshop, Mr. Laeeq

Srinagar, July 31: A meeting of the Committee on Ethics of Jammu and Kashmir Legislat ive Assembly was held under the Chairmanship of MLA, Ajaz Ahmed Jan here today. Legislators, Mir Zahoor Ahmed, Ashok Kumar and Sukhnandan Kumar gave their valuable suggestions for further improvement in making the working of the Committee result oriented. It was decided in the meeting that the Committee will call the Legislators, Dr. Mustafa Kamal, M. Y. Tarigami, Ex Speaker Ali Mohammad Naik and Mirza Abdul Rashid in its next meeting to seek their views and experiences regarding Ethics.

LC Pannel holds DRSC meeting Srinagar, July 31: The department. Departmental Related Threadbare discussion Standing Committee was held on budget (DRSC) of the Jammu and allocation with expendiKashmir Legislative ture for last 3 years Council headed by MLC including Security Related Mr. Naresh Kumar Gupta Expenditure, recruitment Wednesday recommended made during last 3 years, increase in budget cases pending for allocation for maintenance recruitment through SRO of all assets of the police 43, amount spent on department, observing that account of relief to the maintenance of same is dependents of personnel essential. killed during duty The Committee which including SPOs and with its members Mr. Jugal V D C s , c r i t e r i a f o r Kishore, Mr. Abdul Majid, a l l o t m e n t o f e s c o r t Mrs. Rani Billoria, Mr. vehicles, establishment of Showkat Hussain Ganie prisons in every district and Mr. Mohammad headquarter and facilities Ashraf Mir met here being available in police discussed and examined hospitals Jammu and the working of Home Srinagar.

Arrangements for Shab-iQadr, Jumat-ul-Vida besides Eid reviewed at Budgam Budgam, July 31: A meeting to review arrangements for smooth celebration of Holy days like Shab-i-Qadr, Jumatul-Vida and Eid-ul-Fitr was held under the Chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner, Budgam, Mr. Khursheed Ahmad Shah at district headquarter here today. Assistant Director CA&PD was asked to ensure the availability of essentials including rice, atta, sugar and kerosene oil while as Executive Engineer Power Development department

Ahmed (CPO). He said that the joint efforts GAD, S e c u r i t y Wi n g a n d Directorate of Fire Services, New Delhi made the workshop a success. He disclosed that the cooperation and performance of the senior experts and Director Fire Services, New Delhi, Mr. A. K. Sharma, Mr. Sanjay Tomar and Mr. Baljeet Kumar have been acknowledged by the state government and appreciation letters have been issued by the Minister of State for Home, Mr. Sajjad Ahmed Kichloo. Among others the function was attended by secretary legislative council Mr Mohammad Ashraf, DIG Security Mr M MSadiq and Police and civil officers.

Ajaz chairs Ethics Committee Meeting

was instructed to ensure uninterrupted power supply on the Holy days especially during Shab-iQadr. Municipal Committee, Budgam was instructed to ensure sanitation of public spaces, especially around mosques. Executive Engineer PHE was directed to ensure regular supply of potable drinking water to the areas. Market Checking Squads were directed to continue market inspections to ensure quality food items at reasonable prices to the consumers of the district.

While discussing the facilities being provided to the prisoners at different Jails of the State, the Committee directed the concerned to submit a detailed report about expenditure incurred on account of diet provided to the prisoners of the Doda Police Station for last 3 years to the Council Secretariat for the scrutiny of the Committee Members. Discussing the functioning of Fire Services department, the Director Fire Services informed that 78 Fire Service Stations were opened in the State by internal adjustment during the turmoil period.

ZABARWAN TIMES Jora visits City Shrines, pays obeisance Srinagar, July 31: Minister cleanliness and hygienic for Urban Development and atmosphere in and around all Local Bodies, Mr. Nawang the Masjids, Shrines and Rigzin Jora today visited Eidgahs. He directed the various Shrines in Srinagar officers to ensure proper City including Hazratbal, li ghting arrangem ent s Ziyarat Syed Yaqoob Sahib, around these holy places and Ziyarat Naqashband Sahab, adequate drinking water Dastatgeer Sahib and Jamia facilities for the devotees. Masjid and took stock of the The Minister also took stock a r r a n g e m e n t s f o r t h e of pace of construction work ensuing Jumat-ul-vida, being executed at Dastageer Shab-i-Qadr, Eid-ul-Fitr Shaib Khanyar and stressed festivals. for its time bound compleCommissioner Secretary, tion. H o u s i n g a n d U r b a n He also paid obeisance at the Development, Mr. Jeet Lal Shrines of Dargah Hazratbal, G u p t a , C o m m i s s i o n e r Hazrat Syed Yaqoob Sahib, S r i n a g a r M u n i c i p a l Hazrat Naqashband Sahib Corporation, Dr. G.N.Qasba and prayed for the peace and and other concerned officers prosperity of the State and its accompanied the Minister. people. The Minister directed the Mr. Jora also interacted with concerned authorities to put the devotees and members of in place all necessary the management at the arrangements suiting to the shrines and enquired about occasions. He enjoined upon the facilities available for the them to maintain proper devotees.

Cabinet Sub-Committee discusses creation of new Administrative Units

Srinagar, July 31: A meeting of Cabinet Sub-Committee, convened to discuss the recommendations of the Sub-Committee with regard to creation of new administrative units was held here today under the chairmanship of Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Tara Chand. The meeting decided to invite objections/ suggestions from the general public, which should reach the General Administrative Department within 15 days.

The meeting was attended by the Minister for Urban Development and Urban Local Bodies, the Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Minister for Agriculture Production, Minister for Higher Education, Minister for Planning and Development and Labour Employment and Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs. Secretary GAD Sheikh Mushtaq Ahmad was also present in the meeting.

Frequent power cuts irks Wapzan residents Shahid Wani Achabal said that we are only Anantnag, July 31: People of one (1 km) away from grid Wapzan Bijbehara said that station but if 10 km away any they are facing frequent power error occurs in any electric line cuts and acute shortage of our power supply gets drinking water from last disturbed. “We want a separate several days. Moreover people electric line from grid station to of the area allege the transport our village”, demands Nazir authorities for not providing Ahmad, a local resident of the sufficient vehicles to the routes village. Regarding ration of Mehand, Wapzan upto supply people said that from Sirhama due to which the last three months no ration has vehicles running on these been distributed among the routes are overloaded by which ration card holders of the the passengers had to face lots village. Meanwhile Tariq of problem. People also Ahmad of Chittergul Mattan requested concerned authori- told us that a hospital building ties for the fencing of the has been constructed before 5 Shrine of Hazrat Sheikh Noor- years in the village but from ud-din Noorani (R.A). then the hospital is yet to start Meanwhile people of Traphoo functioning. Office of the Assistant Regional Transport Officer Anantnag

NOTICE Whereas a joint application has been received by this office from Mr. Mohd. Iqbal Mir S/o Gh. Mohd. Mir R/o Gundi Nasir Bijbehara (Party No. Ist) as Transferor, (Seller) owner of the vehicle EECO Van bearing Regd. No. JK03C-7456 (Commercial/NonCommercial) covering under R/P No. .... and Mr. Ab. Khaliq Kumar S/o Ab. Wahab Kumar R/o Amlar Tral. (Party No. 2nd) as Transferee (Purchaser) requesting for transfer of R/C and R/P of the above noted vehicle from Party No. Ist to 2nd. Before the case is disposed off on its merits anybody having objection regarding the proposed transfer may file his objection within 7 days from the publication of this notice to the office of the undersigned. No, representation/Objection shall be entertained after stipulated period. No: 2963/ARTO/Ang Sd/- Assistant Regional Transport Officer A.J Dated: 31-07-2013 Anantnag

Government of Jammu & Kashmir

Office of the Executive Engineer (R&B) Division Chadoora Abbreviated Tender Notice

N.I.T No. 27 CD of 2013-14 Dated: 26 of 07/2013

For and on behalf of the Governor of J&K State, the undersigned hereby invites the sealed tenders affixed with Rs 2/- revenue stamp for the below mentioned works from the Govt. Approved contractors as shown which should reach office of the Executive Engineer (R&B) Division Chadoora on or before 06-08-2013 up to 2.00 PM. S. No 01. 02.

Name of the Work Construction / Upgradation of Shankerpora Futlipora road by way of GSB filling. Construction/ Upgradation of Shankerpora Futlipora road by way of earth work from RD 0 to 3995' and construction of protection works and laying of RCC spun pipes at spots.

Approx. Cost Incl. C/o Deptt Stores

Earnest Money

Class of Contractor

Period of Completion

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15 days

3.55 lacs

7100/=

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10 days

Major Head of the Account District Sector District Sector

Cost of Tender Document 200/200/-

Two Works Only Petition of Funds: Demanded 1. The bidders/tenderers shall be at liberty to send their tenders either in person or through registered post in the sealed envelops & should write the following on the envelope i) Name of the Work ii) Cost of work iii) Full Name of Contractor iv) Ref. to CDR No. & Dated v) Date of receipt of tenders vi) Ref. To NIT No. 2. The tender documents shall be issued by this office against Non-refundable cash payment as mentioned in the NIT to eligible contractors on production of valid Registration Card including TIN Number, Income Tax and Service Tax clearance certificate ending 03/2013 on any working day up to the 03-08-2013 during office hours. 3. Further details can be had from the office of the undersigned on any working day. Sd/- Executive Engineer DIPJK: 5342 (R&B) Division Chadoora

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Sagar inaugurate e-Hospital project in JLNM hospital Rainawari Say all hospitals to get this hi-tech service in phased manner SRINAGAR, JULY 31: Hi-tech computerized services was started Wednesday in JLNM hospital Rainawari under the first phase of centrally sponsored e-Hospital Project. The Service was inaugurated by Minister for Rural Development and Pyanchati Raj, Ali Mohammad Sagar in presence of Minister of State for Health. Mission Director J&K, NRHM, Dr. Yashpal Sharma, Controller Drugs and Food Organization, Satish Gupta, Managing Director Information Technology, Suresh, Medical Superintendent, Dr. Iqbal, Dr Muhammad Abdullah Deputy Director Health Services Kashmir, Medicos, Para-medico of JLNM, hospital and senior officers of Health Services, Kashmir besides prominent citizens of the area were also present on the occasion.

Appreciating the initiative taken by the J&K National Rural Health Mission, the Rural Development Minister said that this would prove much beneficial in disseminating day to day work of the hospital and would provide quick health services to the patients in the hospital. He congratulated the management of the hospital for attaining the distinction of being the first hospital in the Valley to have the prestigious services. The Minister said that this will help in maintenance of records, creation of Data base for research, quick handling of registration, compilation of day-to-day data base and Information regarding registration of patients. He underscored the need for extending the e-hospital facility to other hospitals of the State. Sagar said that government under the leadership of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has made tangible achievements in upgradation of healthcare facilities during last over 4 years in

the state. He said that expansion of Lalla Ded Hospital, Children Hospital, Rainawari Hospital and other district hospitals has provided much relief to the patients in their treatment at their areas. He appreciated the efforts of State Health Minister which he taken to improve and upgrade healthcare facilities in the hospitals. He also underscored the need for timely completion of upgradation work of JLNM hospital. He called upon medicos and para-medicos to work with more missionary spirit for the welfare of the patients. The e- Hospital project @NIC Suite is a web based solution using Free Open Source Software (FOSS) tools for managing healthcare service delivery in public hospitals to accelerate infusion adoption of ICT tools and maintain healthcare standards. FOSS is generic software which covers major functional areas like patient care, laboratory services, work flow based document and information

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exchange, human resource and medical records management of hospital. Giving further details, the State Health Minister said the project has been funded under National Rural Health Mission for managing healthcare service delivery in public hospitals and to maintain healthcare standards. He said the e-Hospital project costing Rs 6.5 crore has to be implemented in two phases covering four modules, including outdoor patient and in door patient, emergency and billing in the first phase and store management, Radiology and Lab services in phase second. “So far the e-hospital projects have been implemented in only two hospitals of the State, including Government Hospital JLNM, Rainawari and Gandhi Nagar, Jammu with26,000 and 40,000 registrations, respectively”, Shabir said. The Minister said the project will help in maintenance of records, creation of data base for research, quick handling of registration, compilation of day-to-day data base and information regarding registration of patients. The Health Minister said all district hospitals will be brought under the project to streamline and improve healthcare delivery system in the government run health institutions.

Lone News Agency Kangan Khan News Agency Ganderbal Gulzar News Agency Soura Zahid Book Depot Chadoora Tariq News Agency Hawal Bashir News Agency Nowhatta Muzaffar Ali News Agency Alamgari Bazar Budshah News Agency Lal Chowk Abdullah News Agency Lal Chowk Sikendar News Agency Lal Chowk Gupkari News Agency Lal Chowk Raina News Agency Gund Kangan Khan News Agency Regal Chowk Rashid News Agency Dalgate Sheikh News Agency Hyderpora Hilal News Agency Budgam Lone News Agency Tangmarg Bhat News Agency Chadoora BARAMULLA, JULY 31: As a continuous efforts of the Present News Agency Magam Zargar News Kunzar SRINAGAR, JULYAgency 31:Mr Mir said that the establishment increasing quality production. dispensation to provideBhat the immediate justice to downtrodden, of KVK at Tangmarg would boost the agMir said that its establishment would weak, disabled and handicapped, Minister for Social Welfare, Dar Newsthe Agency Beerwah Bashir News Agency Sumbal A meeting to discuss the for estabriculture activities by providing farmers also create huge job opportunities for loMS Sakina Itoo on Wednesday visited district Baramulla and Reshi News Agency Safapora Saleem News Agency Pattan lishment of Krishi Vigyan Kendra(KVK) latest technical knowhow. He said that cal youths of the area besides providing distributed ADIP appliances among 92 beneficiaries including Basharat News Agency Bandipora Reyaz News Agency coming under villages of Pampore Mangloora , KVKs have pivotal role in introduction of skill development training programmes 28 wheel chairs,22 tricycles and 40 hearing aids on which Rs.5 Hardubani and Lalpora tehsil TangAgri- Horti technological innovation for to the farmers of the area. AltafMinister News Agency Pulwama Javaid News AgencyofQazigund lakhs have been spent.The also distributed scholarship marg, district was held here cheques to the tune of Jeelani Rs.9 lakhs among 288 militancy affected News Agency Baramulla G.M NewsBaramulla Agency Sopore Wednesday under the Chairmanship school going children Shah underNews Militancy affected Rehabilitation Agency Kupwara Sultan News Agency Handwara Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Hassan Scheme.The function was organised by J&K Militancy RehabilitaYounis News Agency Langate Sheikh News Agency Islamabad Mir. tion Council with active support of District Social Welfare Centre, The land measuring 300 kanals ReshiWelfare News Department, Agency Islamabad Three Way News Agency Traland Baramulla. Director, Social Kashmir Fa5 marlas above Agency mentioned villages has rooq Ahmed Khan, Additional Commissioner, Turray Deputy News Agency Tral Baramulla BadruofNews Bijbehara already been transferd to Indian Council Manzoor Ahmed, Director, Rehabilitation council, Hafizza RahiJ&K News Agency Kulgam Malik News Agency(ICAR), Arwani of Agricultural Research through Muzuffer, Director Tribal, District Social Welfare officer, BaramSRINAGAR, JULY 31:- A delegation of Kashmir Press Association (KPA) under the Rah News Agency Byepass Shaheen News Agency Kargil Central Institute of Temperate Horticul- leadership of Ghulam Hassan Kaloo Wednesday called on Minister for Consumer Afulla and other senior officers were present on the occasion.On

Sakina distributes worth RS 5 lakhs ADIP appliances among 92 beneficiaries

Mir reviews setting up of KVK at Mangloora, Tangmarg KPA calls on Ramzan, Discusses CAPD issues

the occasion, addressing a large gathering, the Minister said that Government has already launched a large number of welfare schemes to address the problems of this vital part of the society. She asked the people to come forward and encourage these children, so that they many not feel any kind of aloofness. She further said that they need physical support rather than any other kind of assistance and asked people to provide them a helping hand, so that they may not feel any kind of deprivation. She said that directions have already been passed on the ground to cover all those disabled ,handicapped people and widows within two year time limit, who till date have not been covered under various welfare schemes launched by the Social Welfare department in the State. Ms Sakina said that the main purpose of the concept of single line administration of the late Sher-i-Kashmir, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah was to provide prompt and good governance to the common people not from the civil sect but from the district headquarters.

ture (CITH), Srinagar by Agriculture Department for establishment of a KVK under cabinet decision No 64/10 of 2012. The meeting was attended by the Commissioner Secretary, Agriculture Production, Dr. Asgar Samoon, representatives of SKUAST-K, CITH and other senior officers of the Department. The Minister directed the CITH to speed up other formalities at the earliest so that the construction of this ambitious project be started and a long pending demand of people is fulfilled. The Minister was informed that almost all the formalities have been completed and assured the work on the project would be started soon.

fairs and public Distribution and Transport, Choudhary Mohammad Ramzan. The Association raised some public important issues with regard to non-availability of Ration, K.oil sugar, non-presence of market checking.Director CA&PD, Kashmir, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Joint Commissioner SMC, Srinagar were also present on the occasion.The Minister assured the association that adequate and quality stocks of Ration are available in Government ration Depots and any complaint regarding substandard ration if any, the same stock are being retuned back to Food Corporation of India. He said that direction has already been passed that there should be no compromise on quality. With regard to sugar, the Minister said that with adoption of new policy by union government, the supply of sugar was halted and state government has completed all the formalities under the new policy and its supply would restored soon. He said presently the department distributes the sugar from old reserves which was lying in FCI godowns, 2kgs per ration holder across the state. Regarding market checking, the Minister was informed by Director CAPD Kashmir that 6 teams checking squads have already been constituted which comprises of concerned SDPO, Tehsildar, CADP Officer and Representative of Metrology Department. An amount of Rs 2.18 lakh has been realised as fine from the shopkeepers.

Kichloo resolves Poonch Eidgah issue amicably Reviews Security arrangements for Budda Amarnath yatra SRINAGAR, JULY 31: On the directions of Chief Minister, Omar Abdulla, the Minister of State for Home Sajad Ahmad Kichloo conducted tour of the District Poonch in order to sortout long pending issue regarding acute shortage of space in of Idd-Gah. It was decided that the land adjoining to IddGah, which belongs to Fire & Emergency Services, shall be given to Idd-Gah and Fire Station Poonch shall be re-located within Poonch town. About 4 kanals of Government land have already been identified for Fire Station Poonch. The Minister was accompanied by the MLA Poonch Aijaz Ahmad Jan, DGP Fire and Emergency Services Dr. G.A Bhatt, Dis-

trict Development Commissioner Poonch Sajjad Ahmad, SSP Poonch, Choudhary Shamsheer, representatives of Auqaf and concerned officers of the District administration. The Minister also inspected the new spot indentified for Fire Station and di-

rected District Administration to submit a proposal to allot 4 kanal of land under occupation of Horticultural Department to establish F& E.S station within Poonch town.Aijaz Jan thanked the Chief Minister and Sajad Ahmad Kichloo for resolving the long pending issue of Idd-Gah.

Govt committed for providing basic amenities to people on priority: Gurezi SRINAGAR, JULY 31:- Minister of State for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Nazir Ahmed Gurezi Wednesday reiterated that Government’s commitment for the prosperity and development of the State besides, providing basic amenities to the people He said number of welfare and developmental schemes have already been completed and various schemes and projects in this regard are being implemented so that people can get maximum benefit.This was stated by the Minister while interacting with the various deputationists coming across the State who called him here Wednesday in his office chambers.These deputationists put forth their individual and collective problems which include construction of protection bunds, renovation of lanes and drains, augmentation of water supply schemes, sanctioning of IAY schemes and issuance of timber on concessional rates.While responding to various issues put forth by the people, Gurezi directed the officers of concerned departments for their redressal on the spot and assured the people that their other issues.

LA panel directs for massive campaign about the schemes being implemented by J&K SC, ST, BC Dev Corp SRINAGAR, JULY 31: The Public Undertakings Committee (PUC) of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly which met here Wednesday under the Chairmanship of MLA Muhammad Sharief Niaz has instructed the authorities of J&K SC, ST, BC Development Corporation to launch a massive awareness campaign through print and electronic media about the schemes being implemented by the Corporation for the benefit of the targeted populace. Legislators Jugal Kishore, Dr. Shafi Ahmad Wani, Abdul Gaffar Sofi, Syed Basharat Bukhari, Peer Afaaq Ahmad, Jagdesh Raj Sapolia, Ms. Indu Pawar and Ghulam Nabi Monga attended the meeting and gave their valuable suggestions for improving the functioning of

the Social Welfare Department and the Corporations under its administrative control The Committee also suggested that the amount being paid to the beneficiaries should be enhanced in view of the day to day market rates. The Committee discussed threadbare the Audit Para for the year 2010-11 pertaining to the unauthorised diversion of funds to the tune of Rs 1.15 crore made by the Corporation without the approval of competent authority.Secretary Social Welfare was directed to submit a detailed report based on the factual position for the reasons of diverting of funds along with the names of officers within the period of 15 days, so that the responsibility is fixed on erring officers. He was further directed to ensure that no misappropriation of

funds is made in future without the concurrence of the Finance Department. .The Committee directed the Secretary Social Welfare to ensure that the schemes and programmes under implementation in the State with the financial assistance from the central government be implemented strictly under the set norms.Responding to the anguish of Peer Aafaq Hussain that the people are not fully aware about the schemes and programmes of the Corporation, the Chairman instructed the Managing Director to furnish a detailed report regarding the schemes and programmes including the list of beneficiaries along with full address and the amount paid to them during last three years for the scrutiny of the Committee in its next meeting.

Task Force on declining sex-ratio meets Chief Secretary receives appraisal, asks Health Department to report latest child sex ratio SRINAGAR, JULY 31- Expressing concern over the reported decline in sex ratio in Jammu and Kashmir, the Chief Secretary, Mohammad Iqbal Khandey said that the issue should be flagged as a priority concern and dealt with determination. Chairing the Ist meeting of the Task Force constituted to study various aspects of declining sex ratio and in particular child sex ratio in the state here, the Chief Secretary received appraisal of the data in this regard collected by different agencies districts wise.The Chief Secretary said that the issue is of significant ramification and the civil society as a whole has to play its important role to help in reversing the trend and ensuring equal chances of birth, growth and development of the girl child along with the male child.The meeting took stock of the measures put in place by various agencies including the Health Department to book those who facilitate as well as help in sex determination and female foeticide. He asked for stringent punishment for the crime and said that necessary measures to make the laws more stringent need to be taken, besides, other effective administrative steps aimed at checking the sinful activity.

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01 .8.2013

HOROSCOPE Aries

March 21-April 19 Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than smart, Aries. You’ll learn this today as good fortune puts you in the right place at the right time. You may meet someone who makes a big difference to your career. Perhaps he or she turns you on to a good job prospect or introduces you to someone who ends up being a business partner. Your life may change if you’re open to possibilities.

Taurus April 20-May 20

Be open to any invitations that come your way or any new people you meet. Change is in the air for you, Taurus, and you need only be receptive in order for it to come about. You may even meet someone at a social event who winds up being your partner for life. Explore all your interests and trust your intuition, for it will be a reliable guide.

Gemini May 21-June 21

Today you may wake up and realize that there is serious room for improvement. If decorating isn’t your strong suit, why not call in the professionals? In the meantime, there’s a lot you can do by simply clearing away the clutter and reorganizing your bookcases in a more attractive way. Mingle some artwork and knickknacks among the books for a more interesting.

Cancer June 22-July 22

You tend to keep to yourself, Cancer, but today you could be inspired to join a group activity. Perhaps some friends have invited you to come out for drinks. Or maybe a neighbor asked you to consider joining a neighborhood organization. Whatever the scenario, all signs indicate that any group activity you join will be worthwhile.

Leo

July 23-August 22 Technology is highlighted for you today, Leo. It could be that you install a new phone or computer system, which will make life just a bit easier. Or perhaps you decide to take a course to learn to master a technical area that has been difficult for you to grasp. Whatever you do or learn today is bound to make you happier and more productive.

Virgo

August 23-September 22

You’re a social creature, Virgo, and today you can expect to attract a lot of attention. You’re feeling good and looking even better - and don’t think that people don’t notice! Make it a point to get out and mingle with others. You’re a talented, capable person in your own right, but you really shine when you’re with others. This is especially true today.

Libra

September 23-October 23 You have a romantic soul. Today your thoughts are on love and romance. You may be thinking of that special someone in your life, grateful that you’ve found each other. Or you may wish you had someone important in your life and spend a good part of the day plotting how to find a mate. If you’re serious about settling down, draw on all of your resources to make it happen.

Scorpio

October 24-November 21 Something big could be occurring close to home today. It would be advisable to stay inside, if possible, or at least not stray too far. Traffic may be gridlocked and the sidewalks crowded with pedestrians anxious for a closer look. Use this self-imposed “house arrest” to do some neglected chores. Play music and have fun while you organize bookshelves and clear the clutter.

Sagittarius November 22-December 21

You have hidden talents that may be revealed to you today, Sagittarius. Perhaps collaboration with someone new has you doing things you never thought you could. Perhaps you discover a talent for writing, graphic design, or money management. You can’t help but delight in this discovery, as it opens up a world of new possibilities. You don’t need to take action now.

Capricorn December 22-January 19

You’re a kind, caring individual, Capricorn. Today your concern for others may be so strong that you take steps to do something concrete to save, if not the world, at least a few of the individuals in it. You may hear of a worthy cause that’s about to fold for lack of volunteers. You could turn out to be just the savior they need. One person truly can make a difference.

Aquarius January 20-February 18

Today you may develop a deeper understanding of what’s really important to you. You may be surprised by what you discover. The material means far less to you than the spiritual. It may have taken you a while to learn this, but now there’s no going back. Your possessions feel like dead weight. The mere thought of your family and friends fills your heart with love and light.

Pisces

February 19-March 20 Your life is likely to enlarge today, Pisces, either through a new group affiliation or people you meet. You may be invited to a party where a whole world of new and exciting events opens up to you. You may be reunited with a good friend from your past who can open all sorts of professional doors for you. Be receptive to anyone and everyone you meet.


Editorial/Opinion Zabarwan Times Thursday, 01 August 2013

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an being a social animal learns from the mistakes of history. Now, perhaps, the society including Media has started introspecting the impex of violence on the mindset of one generation born during the turbulent period. Everyday, one comes across some spine-chilling incident or the other- whether youths committing suicide, pushing themselves to the dark gorge or drugs, brutally killing relations, friends for money or property. The rapidly growing criminalization in the society has left the old rather middle aged generation in lurch on this sordid state of affairs from where there is no way back to the same secular and Sufi culture of the valley, known for all over the world. Media, except for official media towards which no one ever paid any heed in that surcharge display of emotions and sentiments, suppose to be the fourth pillar of democracy, remained silent at a time when corrective measure could have helped a lot to set the plague right. But it missed chance due to various obvious reasons. The irrational following to extra political sloganeering by some disgruntled leaders, sanctified violence to such an extent that society today stands at such a cross road where there is nothing except darkness and a spineless, limping society with an ‘army’ of physically and mentally disabled, sallow faced youths in trance intoxicated with hype passions of escapism, cynicism, having bitter and passive attitude, with no spark in life to stride against the tides. The optimistic society with higher goals set can only strive hard and excel in world. What can a society attain where nearly two lakh youths including thousands of young women are in spate of drug addiction? The situation instead of improving is rather worsening with every passing day due to lack of proper health care facilities especially for psychological diseases. Very oftenly, government or system is blamed for these lacunas. But one has yet to come across a ‘self-destructive’ society like Kashmir which set ablaze temples of education, health care, government institutions meant for the welfare of the common masses with its own hands for speculative dreams of freedom. The Kashmiris known for hard work, honesty, hospitality and all other virtues are now labeled with passivity, corruption, drug smuggling, violence, crime and what not. How and when did the ‘work culture’ vanish from this land? Which are the factors responsible for this? The answers to these questions lie within ourselves provided we see and introspect the past happenings without rose-tainted glasses and with full honesty as what are the gains and losses of the past two decades’ struggle. Other than the civil society governmental institutions, rising above the political interests and brickerings, should solve the political and social issues with rationality and moderation. Let the society again epitomize honesty, love, passion, communal harmony, respect, honour and justice for all the communities living in this beautiful land with positive attitude towards life.

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Thursday, 01 August 2013

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throughout the Parkinsonian brain varies to confirm diagnosis. The finding of highest rates from one individual to another. The Lewy bodies in the midbrain on autopsy is Computed tomography (CT) and anatomical distribution of the Lewy usually considered proof that the patient magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain bodies is often directly related to the suffered from Parkinson's disease. The scans of people with PD usually appear expression and degree of the clinical progress of the illness over time may normal.[32] These techniques are symptoms of each individual. Diagnosis reveal it is not Parkinson's disease, and nevertheless useful to rule out other of typical cases is mainly based on some authorities recommend that the diseases that can be secondary causes of s y m p t o m s , w i t h t e s t s s u c h a s diagnosis be periodically reviewed Other parkinsonism, such as basal ganglia neuroimaging being used for confirma- causes that can secondarily produce a tumors, vascular pathology and hydrotion. parkinsonian syndrome are Alzheimer's cephalus.[32] A specific technique of Aejaz Iqbal Modern treatments are effective at disease, multiple cerebral infarction and MRI, diffusion MRI, has been reported to arkinson's disease or paralysis managing the early motor symptoms of drug-induced parkinsonism. Parkinson be useful at discriminating between agitans is a degenerative the disease, mainly through the use of plus syndromes such as progressive typical and atypical parkinsonism, disorder of the central nervous levodopa and dopamine agonists. As the supranuclear palsy and multiple system although its exact diagnostic value is still system. The motor symptoms of disease progresses and dopaminergic atrophy must be ruled out.Anti- under investigation. Dopaminergic Parkinson's disease result from the death neurons continue to be lost, a point Parkinson's medications are typically less function in the basal ganglia can be of dopamine-generating cells in the eventually arrives at which these drugs effective at controlling symptoms in measured with different PET and SPECT substantia nigra, a region of the midbrain; become ineffective at treating the Parkinson plus syndromes. Faster radiotracers. Examples are ioflupane the cause of this cell death is unknown. symptoms and at the same time produce a progression rates, early cognitive (trade name DaTSCAN) and iometopane Early in the course of the disease, the most complication called dyskinesia, marked dysfunction or postural instability, ( D o p a s c a n ) f o r S P E C T o r obvious symptoms are movement- by involuntary writhing movements. Diet minimal tremor or symmetry at onset may fluorodeoxyglucose (18F) for PET. A related; these include shaking, rigidity, and some forms of rehabilitation have indicate a Parkinson plus disease rather pattern of reduced dopaminergic activity slowness of movement and difficulty with shown some effectiveness at alleviating than PD itself . Genetic forms are usually in the basal ganglia can aid in diagnosing walking and gait. Later, cognitive and symptoms. Surgery and deep brain classified as PD, although the terms PD. behavioural problems may arise, with stimulation have been used to reduce familial Parkinson's disease and familial TREATMENT dementia commonly occurring in the motor symptoms as a last resort in severe parkinsonism are used for disease entities Repetitive transcranial magnetic advanced stages of the disease. Other cases where drugs are ineffective. with an autosomal dominant or recessive stimulation temporarily improves symptoms include sensory, sleep and Research directions include investiga- pattern of inheritance. Medical organiza- levodopa-induced dyskinesias Its emotional problems. PD is more common tions into new animal models of the tions have created diagnostic criteria to usefulness in PD is an open research in the elderly, with most cases occurring disease and of the potential usefulness of ease and standardize the diagnostic topic although recent studies have after the age of 50. gene therapy, stem cell transplants and process, especially in the early stages of shown no effect by rTMS. Several The main motor symptoms are collec- neuroprotective agents. Medications to the disease. The most widely known nutrients have been proposed as possible tively called parkinsonism, or a treat non-movement-related symptoms of criteria come from the UK Parkinson's treatments; however there is no evidence "parkinsonian syndrome". Parkinson's PD, such as sleep disturbances and Disease Society Brain Bank and the US that vitamins or food additives improve disease is often defined as a parkinsonian emotional problems, also exist. National Institute of Neurological symptoms. There is no evidence to syndrome that is idiopathic (having no The disease is named after the English Disorders and Stroke The PD Society substantiate that acupuncture and known cause), although some atypical doctor James Parkinson, Brain Bank criteria require slowness of practice of Qigong, or T'ai chi, have any cases have a genetic origin. Many risk and SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS movement (bradykinesia) plus either effect on the course of the disease or protective factors have been investigated: Parkinson's disease affects movement, rigidity, resting tremor, or postural symptoms. Further research on the the clearest evidence is for an increased producing motor symptoms. Non-motor instability. Other possible causes for these viability of Tai chi for balance or motor risk of PD in people exposed to certain symptoms, which include autonomic symptoms need to be ruled out. Finally, skills are necessary. Fava beans and pesticides and a reduced risk in tobacco dysfunction, neuropsychiatric problems three or more of the following features are velvet beans are natural sources of smokers. The pathology of the disease is (mood, cognition, behavior or thought required during onset or evolution: levodopa and are eaten by many people characterized by the accumulation of a alterations), and sensory and sleep unilateral onset, tremor at rest, progres- with PD. While they have shown some protein called alpha-synuclein into difficulties, are also common sion in time, asymmetry of motor effectiveness in clinical trials their inclusions called Lewy bodies in neurons, DIAGNOSIS symptoms, response to levodopa for at intake is not free of risks. Lifeand from insufficient formation and There is no lab test that will clearly least five years, clinical course of at least threatening adverse reactions have been activity of dopamine produced in certain identify the disease, but brain scans are ten years and appearance of dyskinesias described, such as the neuroleptic neurons within parts of the midbrain. sometimes used to rule out disorders that induced by the intake of excessive malignant syndrome. Lewy bodies are the pathological could give rise to similar symptoms. levodopa Accuracy of diagnostic criteria Aejaz Iqbal (Microbiologist) hallmark of the idiopathic disorder, and Patients may be given levodopa and evaluated at autopsy is 75–90%, with Nadihal Bandipora Kashmir the distribution of the Lewy bodies resulting relief of motor impairment tends specialists such as neurologists having the aijazsmile@gmail.com

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Electoral Laws of India

ndia is a sovereign, socialist, secular democratic republic. Democracy is one of the inalienable basic features of the Constitution of India and f orms part of its basic structure (Kesavanand Bharati v State of Kerala and Others AIR 1973 SC 1461). The concept of democracy, as visualized by the Constitution, pre-supposes the representation of the people in Parliament and State Legislatures by the method of election (N P Punnuswami v Returning Officer Namakkal AIR 1952 SC 64). For democracy to survive rule of law must prevail and it is necessary that the best available men should be chosen as people’s representatives for proper governance of the country (Gadakh Yashwantrao Kankararao v Balasaheb Vikhepatil AIR 1994 SC 678). And for the best available men to be chosen as people’s representatives, elections must be free and fair and conducted in an atmosphere where the electors are able to exercise their franchise according to their own free will. Thus, free and fair elections form the bedrock of democracy. India has adopted the British Westminster system of parliamentary form of government. We have an elected President, elected Vice-President, elected Parliament and elected State Legislature for every State. Now, we also have elected municipalities, panchayats and other local bodies. For ensuring free and fair elections to these offices and bodies, there are three prerequisites: (1) an authority to conduct these elections, which should be insulated from political and executive interference, (2) set of laws which should govern the conduct of elections and in accordance whereof the authority charged with the responsibility of conducting these elections should hold them, and (3) a mechanism whereby all doubts and disputes arising in connection with these elections should be resolved. The Constitution of India has paid due attention to all these imperatives and duly provided for all the three matters. The Constitution has created an independent Election Commission of India in which vests the superintendence, direction and

control of preparation of electoral rolls for, and conduct of elections to, the offices of President and Vice-President of India and Parliament and State Legislatures (Article 324). A similar independent constitutional authority has been created for conduct of elections to municipalities, panchayats and other local bodies (Articles 243 K and 243 ZA). The authority to enact laws for elections to the offices of President and Vice-President and to Parliament and State Legislatures has been reposed by the Constitution in Indian Parliament (Articles 71 and 327). Laws relating to conduct of elections to municipalities, panchayats and other local bodies are framed by the respective State Legislatures (Articles 243 K and 243 ZA). All doubts and disputes relating to the elections to the office of President and Vice-President are dealt with by the Supreme Court (Article 71), whereas the initial jurisdiction to deal with all doubts and disputes relating to the elections to Parliament and State Legislatures vests in the High Court of the State concerned, with a right of appeal to the Supreme Court (Article 329). The disputed matters relating to elections to municipalities, etc. are decided by the lower courts in accordance with the laws made by the respective State Governments. The law relating to the elections to the offices of President and Vice-President of India has been enacted by Parliament in the form of Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Act 1952. This Act has been supplemented by the Presidential and Vice-President ial Elections Rules 1974 and further supplemented by the Election Commission’s directions and instructions on all aspects. Conduct of elections to Parliament and State Legislatures are governed by the provisions of two Acts, namely, Representation of the People Act 1950 and Representation of the People Act 1951. Representation of the People Act 1950 deals mainly with the matters relating to the preparation and revision of electoral rolls. The provisions of this Act have been supplemented by detailed rules,

Registration of Electors Rules 1960, made by the Central Government, in consultation with the Election Commission, under Section 28 of that Act and these rules deal with all the aspects of preparation of electoral rolls, their periodic revision and updating, inclusion of eligible names, exclusion of ineligible names, correction of particulars, etc. These rules also provide for the issue of electoral identity cards to registered electors bearing their photographs at the State cost. These rules also empower the Election Commission to prepare the photo electoral rolls containing photographs of electors, in addition to their other particulars. All matters relating to the actual conduct of elections are governed by the provisions of the Representation of the People Act 1951 which have been supplemented by the Conduct of Elections Rules 1961 framed by the Central Government, in consultation with the Election Commission, under Section 169 of that Act. This Act and the rules make detailed provisions for all stages of the conduct of elections like the issue of writ notification calling the election, filing of nominations, scrutiny of nominations, withdrawal of candidatures, taking of poll, counting of votes and constitution of the Houses on the basis of the results so declared. The superintendence, directions and control of elections vested by the Constitution in the Election Commission empowers the Commission even to make special orders and directions to deal with the situations for which the laws enacted by the Parliament make no provision or insufficient provision. The classic example of filling such vacuous area is the promulgation of the Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order 1968 which governs the matters relating to recognition of political parties at the National and State level, reservation of election symbols for them, resolution of disputes between splinter groups of such recognised parties, and allotment of symbols to all candidates at elections, etc. Another such vacuous area where the

Election Commission exercises its inherent powers under Article 324 of the Constitution is the enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct for guidance of political parties and candidates. The Model Code is a unique document evolved by the political parties themselves to govern their conduct during elections so as to ensure that a level playing field for all political parties is maintained during elections and, in particular, to curb the misuse of official power and official machinery by the ruling party(ies) to further the electoral prospects of their candidates. All post election matters to resolve doubts and disputes arising out of or in connection with the elections are also dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the Representation of the People Act 1951. Under this Act, all such doubts and disputes can be raised before the High Court of the State concerned, but only after the election is over and not when the election process is still on. The above mentioned Representation of the People Acts 1950 and 1951 and the Registration of Electors Rules 1960 and Conduct of Elections Rules 1961 form complete code on all matters relating to elections to both Houses of Parliament and State Legislatures. Any person aggrieved by any of the decisions of the Election Commission or the authorities functioning under it has to find a remedy in accordance with the provisions of these Acts and Rules. These Acts and Rules enable the Election Commission to issue directions and instructions to deal with various aspects of the preparation/revision of electoral rolls and the conduct of elections and lead all such matters of detail to be dealt with by the Commission. Pursuant thereto, the Commission has issued a plethora of directions and instructions which have been consolidated by the Commission in various compendia and the handbooks for the Electoral Registration Officers, Returning Officers, Presiding Officers, candidates, polling agents and counting agents.

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Migraines do not hurt your brain

Migraines are not associated with cognitive decline, suggests new research even though previous studies have linked the disorder to increased stroke risk and structural brain lesions. Migraines affect about 20 percent of the female population, and while these headaches are common, not much is known about this complex disease. "Previous studies on migraines and cognitive decline were small and unable to identify a link between the two," said Pamela Rist, research fellow in preventive medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), who led the study. "Our study was large enough to draw the conclusion that migraines, while painful, are not strongly linked to cognitive decline," said Rist,

the British Medical Journal (BMJ) reports. The research team analysed data from the Women's Health Study, a cohort of nearly 40,000 women, 45 years and older. In this study, researchers analysed data from 6,349 women who provided information about migraine status at baseline and then participated in cognitive testing during follow-up, according to a BWH statement. Participants were classified into four groups: no history of migraine, migraine with aura (unpleasant smell, seeing flashing lights), migraine without aura, and past history of migraine. Cognitive testing was carried out in two-year intervals

up to three times. "Compared with women with no history of migraine, those who experienced migraine with or without aura did not have significantly different rates of cognitive decline," said Rist. "This is an important finding for both physicians and patients. Patients with migraine and their treating doctors should be reassured that migraine may not have long-term consequences on cognitive function.

The postpartum diet need not be complicated — just a mix of ageold remedies and home science The stork came and went, and left you multitudes of relatives who are telling you what to eat. They are peddling age-old remedies, while you are clutching on to your doctor's advice of no green vegetables or fruits. Iron deficiency, constipation and soreness are some of the things you may suffer, while expending more energy and needing more calcium. The best path is to try out both sets of advice and see what works for you. Ketaki Karpe-Kolgaonkar, new mother and clinical pharmacist found that 'the diet should be all about the mother's needs'. "The baby takes the nutrition it needs and doesn't need any help doing that," she says. "Watch out for bacteria from unwashed vegetables, unpasteurised milk, unfiltered water or uncooked meats." Raise calorie intake Nutritionist Dr Shilpa Joshi emphasises on the importance of wholesome meals with no restrictions apart from oil and spice, unless the doctor says so specifically. "The mother needs extra energy,

Toiletries that might damage your health

As experts deem fake tans 'dangerous', we look at other toiletries that might well be damaging your health, too. Fake tan products are far from alone in containing chemicals that research suggests can have nasty side effects. Many cosmetics are formulated with a mixture of controversial synthetic ingredients that have been linked to health problems including breast cancer, hormone disruption, fertility issues, asthma, allergies, diabetes and

birth defects. And it's this socalled 'chemical cocktail' that has some experts worried especially when you consider the huge number of different lotions and potions most of us use each day. "No one can say that if you use X, Y and Z you're going to develop cancer or diabetes," says Elizabeth SalterGreen, of a UK charity. "But an increasing amount of research suggests that high levels of certain ingredients can affect our health.""When you take

into account the sheer number of products we now use, and the fact that we're also exposed to some of these chemicals through household cleaners, food pesticides, packaging and general industrial output," continues Elizabeth, "there's a concern that this collective onslaught could take us over the safety threshold." "Our skin is not an impenetrable barrier," says author Dawn Mellowship. "It absorbs a significant

amount of what we apply to it into the bloodstream and it can then be stored in the body, where it accumulates and has the potential to do harm." How to reduce your levels of chemical exposure 1.Use fewer products to reduce your overall exposure. 2. Check the label and watch out for synthetic chemicals such as parabens, formaldehyde and triclosan. 3.Don't assume organic or natural is always best. While many such products contain fewer toxic synthetic chemicals, it's still worth checking out the ingredients on a product to find out what is actually in there. 4.If there is a big long list of unpronounceable chemical names then it might be worth looking for something with fewer ingredients that you recognise.5.Pay particular attention to the products that stay on your skin the longest, such as creams and lotions. 6. Swap dark hair dye for vegetable-based colours or those stating they're PPDfree.

at least in the first six months, because she will be nursing the baby more often," she says. "So she needs to eat more calories, which will come from small meals, which are rich in proteins — nuts, daals and legumes." If you are a non-vegetarian, don't switch to a leafy vegetarian meal instantly. This will cause you more harm than good. Eat shredded meat in soups and broths without too much spice or oil. Pump iron Since a new mother suffers from loss of blood, her iron levels could be precariously balanced. A little spinach can go a long way. Ketaki developed low iron levels in her second trimester, and panicked. "So I started to incorporate spinach in everything such as daal, chappati dough and even in chicken curry." She continued this after the baby came, which steadied her iron levels. Milk the calcium It goes without saying that you'll need lots of calcium so that the baby can use the cafeteria uninterrupted. "If you are lactose intolerant, and can't drink milk or eat milk products, go for curd," says Joshi. "Garden cress seeds (aleev

Infants as young as three months of age are able to automatically detect and learn complex dependencies between syllables in spoken language, a new study has revealed. In contrast, adults only recognised the same dependencies when asked to actively search for them.

The study by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig also highlights the important role of basic pitch discrimination abilities for early language development. The speed and apparent ease with which young infants learn the

natural languages and can be found in many grammatical constructions." For instance, in the sentence "The boy always smiles", the third-personsuffix "s" of the verb is dependent on the noun "boy". In the study, this was reflected in the use of combinations like "le" and "bu" in sequences like "le-wibu". From time to time, however, combinations like "le-wi-to" would appear, in which one of the syllables was out of place. "EEG measurements showed us that the babies recognized this rule violation", Mueller said. Additionally, the scientists would occasionally change the tone of one syllable to a higher pitch - with an interesting outcome: Only those infants whose brains reacted to pitch changes in

if she has to chew one thing less, it's a huge convenience," says Ketaki. "Fluids help flush out toxins and medication, and help stay oriented even with the lack of sleep that comes with parenting." Yoghurt is not only a stool softener but also has the probiotics essential for keeping Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) away. Edible gum balls (dink ladoos) are a good laxative because of their combination of ghee, edible gum and nuts. "After the baby came, I would resist therapeutic Indian food without thinking about whether it was scientific," says Ketaki. "I eventually did eat one dinkache laadoo a day and that did me good. Sometimes, it pays to listen to your mother she may know best."

Grapes good for men's heart health Consuming grapes may help protect heart health in people with metabolic syndrome, a new study has revealed. Researchers observed a reduction in key risk factors for heart disease in men with metabolic syndrome: reduced blood pressure, improved blood flow and reduced inflammation. Natural components found in grapes, known as polyphenols, are thought to be responsible for these beneficial effects. The randomized, placebocontrolled, crossover study, led by principal investigator Dr. Maria Luz Fernandez and Jacqueline Barona, a PhD student in Dr. Fernandez' lab at the Department of Nutritional Sciences of the University of Connecticut, recruited men between 30 and 70 years of age with metabolic syndrome. The study is believed to be the first to look at the impact of grapes on metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur together - increased blood pressure, a high blood sugar level, excess body fat around the waist or low HDL (the good cholesterol) and in-

Babies better at learning complex languages basics of a language regularly astound parents and scientists alike. Of course, adults are usually assumed to have the edge in sophisticated language learning. However, scientists Jutta Mueller, Angela D. Friederici and Claudia Maennel have now found that when it comes to extracting complex rules from spoken language, a three-monthold outperforms adult learners. For 20 minutes, the scientists played a stream of syllables to babies while measuring their brain responses using electroencephalography (EEG). Pairs of syllables appeared together, but were separated by a third syllable. Jutta Mueller, first author of the study, stresses that "such dependencies between non-neighbouring elements are typical for

or haleem), are a rich source for calcium. Traditionally, these are made into sugar-rich ladoos. If you are being careful about sugar, make a haleem kheer." Water yourself There's not much you can do to artificially stimulate breast milk, other than drink lots of fluids. Also, new mothers tend to be a little scared of the pain and resist passing urine or stools, which can result in constipation. Ordinarily, this can be resolved by medication, but because medicines will pass on the baby, it's better to take preventive action. "I used to keep a huge bottle of water and use a straw to sip it so as to not put pressure on a the C section incision," says Ketaki. Joshi also suggests ingesting fluids by drinking lots of soup, coconut water, broths, whole fruits, fresh fruit juices and milkshakes that are also easier to eat for the harried mother. "I would drink strawberry milkshake so that it didn't feel like you are adding ten things to the plate. Even eating seems overwhelming to a new mom and

a more mature way could detect the syllable dependencies. When facing the same task as the babies, adults only showed a reaction to the rule violations when asked to explicitly look for dependencies between the syllables. Mueller and her colleagues conclude that, evidently, the automatic recognition ability is lost later on. "What we found particularly interesting is that the small group of adults who did show evidence of rule learning also showed a stronger brain response to the pitch changes," she said. These findings not only help understand how children manage to learn language so quickly during early development, but also point to a strong link between very basic auditory skills and sophisticated rule learning abilities.

creased blood triglycerides - significantly increasing the risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Metabolic syndrome is a major public health concern, and is on the rise in the U.S. In this study, participants were randomly assigned to consume grapes, in the form of a freeze-dried whole grape powder, or a placebo powder, for four weeks. Then, following a 3-week "washout" period where neither grapes nor

placebo were consumed, individuals were allocated to the alternate treatment. This powerful study design allowed investigators to compare the response of each individual to consumption of both the placebo and grapes. The study results showed that for each of the study's subjects, grape consumption resulted in significant decreases in blood pressure, improved blood flow (greater vasodilation), and

decreases in a compound associated with inflammation. "These results suggest that consuming grapes can improve important risk factors associated with heart disease, in a population that is already at higher risk," Fernandez said. This further supports the accumulating evidence that grapes can positively influence heart health, and extends it to men with metabolic syndrome," Fernandez added.

Sleeping pills don`t work for 40 percent poppers London: Sleeping pills seldom worked for 40 percent of the poppers who suffer from insomnia, says a survey of 20,000 people, according to a British study.Some 42 percent of the patients currently on medication have been sleeping badly for over 11 years or more. A further 22 percent had insomnia lasting two to five years, while one in six had suffered between six and 10 years, the survey revealed. Experts said the study suggested that sleeping pills were not combating longterm sleep problems and that cognitive behavioural therapy has been proven to be more effective.Around 10 million National Heath Service (MHS) prescriptions for sleeping pills are issued each year. But NHS guidelines say they should be for short-term use only - usually for two weeks and up to a maximum of

four weeks at a time. Findings from The Great British Sleep Survey of more than 20,000 adults in Britain found we are a nation of poor sleepers. The average score of sleep quality was only five out of 10. Long-term poor sleepers were twice as likely to have relationship problems, suffer from daytime fatigue and lack of concentration. The survey also showed almost one in 10 with insomnia were on sleeping pills prescribed by their

doctor, with one in five using over the counter remedies. American research this year found sleeping pills may significantly increase the risk of premature death.The latest survey was sponsored by Sleepio, an online sleep improvement programme which uses cognitive behavioural techniques. Andrew McCulloch, chief executive of the Mental Health Foundation, has campaigned for the NHS to highlight the importance of sleep.


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Don’t link Telangana decision to demand for new states: Digvijaya Singh

SP leader Shivpal Yadav backs Akhilesh action against SDM Durga

Why India needs 50 small states

some people to create communal Even as pressure mounted on trouble in the minority-dominated the Akhilesh Yadav government Bhopal: Amidst rising clamour for PTI village, Yadav said that the offor withdrawal of the suspenYesterday, the Congress new states in the backdrop of Telangana ficer rushed to demolish the wall sion of Gautam Buddha Nagar UPA gave nod of forsmaller carvdecision, senior Congress leader Digvi- toand instead of investigating into the sub-divisional Durgaas many culture compared to Telangana. Vidarbha The European magistrate Union, with logic states, you have carry it Yesterday’s Congress decision allow ing out Telangana state from jaya Singh today said such demands complaint of “outsiders”. Shakti Nagpal, the state executive states as India currently (28), has an aver- is different from Marathwada and western a new state – Telangana – to be carved out through: we need smaller states and India Andhra inhave to be dealt with separately every logic warning to ofcommittee of Samajwadi Party coastala stern Maharashtra or age per-country population of on 18 million. Maharashtra or Issuing couldSingh, conceivably have at least 50 states, of Andhra Pradesh has aassimple be-Pradesh. charge of Congress affairs region faces different geographical and ficers to be careful in with Wednesday backed the governefficiently The 50-state USA has an average state pop- Mumbai. Resources cannot be dealing hind it: electoral math. If Telangana had including city-states. In Maharashtra, it in have Andhra should Pradesh,mean was not just Vidarbha, but Mumsocio-economic issues. Congress would areas, Yament’s “firm allocated whencommunally-sensitive there is so much diversity ulation of just 6.25disciplinary million. action” not been announced, involved in hectic consulta“Well the demand for formation of dav said slackness in this connecagainst officer. will While we need not compare apples and since the power structures so created been wiped out in both the Andhra and bai as a charter city, a city-state with its tions whichown preceded new States hasregions to be dealt be-announcewould notends. be tolerated. conference their own oranges,Addressing the shorta press point is that smaller hijack them fortion rules. the Telangana inseparately 2014. The momentous decision. cause of the difference in the geographiTo a question general secretary Ram Lucknow, PWD minister statesabout willSP not eliminate politistatesinbring the rulers and theShivpal ruledYadav closersaid Smaller Nor does the logic of smaller states end ment thus is a matter of self-preservation. On opposition cal and socio-economic other Yadavparalysis, asking for revoking theensure suspenthe conduct of the officer was highly ob- calGopal or policy but theyfor will to onethat another physically and emotionally with within theirthe mere creation. We don’t just If this wasn’t thestatus case,and Telangana could the issue of cre- states, but more empowered issues (in have regions seeking statehood),” sion, Shivpal said he (Ramgopal) asked for for as it wasthat fraught serious com- that excess diversity is not thehad reason – andjectionable, in a democracy is with a very good smaller already been a reality by now,Congress for the onneed ation of separate Telangana, he told reporters outside the Madhya probe and now The the government would decide the munal Telangana trouble. He said the issue had come for such paralysis. story of India’s current thing.Pro Congress leaders: first announcement on it was made as ear- states. Smaller states without greater ecosaid nomic “bifurcation Pradesh office2009 here. by no less a Singh further course of action. discussion at a meeting, attended leaders: by SP chief political logjam – where regional powers ReutersPro Telangana Congress and ofconstitutional empowerment ly as onCongress 9 December person any state is always a veryto nothing. It’s like giving a “So, therefore, decision on one state had a wrong hadresources thus been punMulayam Singh Yadav, chiefwhy minister and other try to “She block ordone hijack central for ReutersThird, a key reason smaller than P Chidambaram, then Home Minister. can amount unpleasant task. But now cannot be the reason for giving other reished,” Yadav said and added there was no objecleaders. in states are better is that smaller states re- their own ends – does not bear repetition That he reneged on the promise in less than hungry man a plate with no food on it. The are talking to all sections gions the statehood,” the Congress Genof the farmer on whose land the wall was Nagpal, And a 2009-batch was sus- thetion larger states. that tooIAS is a officer, good thing. ultimate reasoning behind smaller states ficient as well, though there can be econo- duce diversity. two weeks tells another story. Thatwe it took from Andhra/Rayalaseema eral Secretary maintained. ”Every case constructed. a fewmakes days agofor for ordering demolition The other point about smaller states is diversity complex politi- of being three-and-a-half years and a full-fledged is empowerment. India needs to become mies of scale in some ways. Size cuts both High pended regions Telangana and States of India – ESI, to be has to be seen in its own perspective,” He said the Once government given a wall at a religious place. However, opposition empowerment. again,had the casefull of proTecal and administrative calculations. The Empowered people’s agitation for the Congress to makeandan ways. But it stands to reason that politics requesting them to have pahe said when asked about demand for tection and liberty to honest officers to discharge parties have alleged that the suspension was done yet another announcement on Telangana short – and not just a Union of States, as can be much more focused when the ad- whole point of creating linguistic states langana is instructive. creation states even like Gorkhaland, Bun- tience.” duty.Vidarbha or North Bengal or appease thethat mining mafia against whom the their Unlike was they would improve the Constitution says without giving states ministrative area and population are of in theto1950s tells theofstory more clearly. “All the issues raised in delkhand and Vidarbha, among others. The tone(which and tenor of Yadav amply SDM had launched a crackdown in recent times. was carved outreflected of BiHowever, the politics of the decision enough powers.Let’s start with the impor- manageable proportions. Just as XXL size administrative efficiency. Consider how Jharkhand wouldtance be addressed Andhra Pradeshus Chief Minister N them thatTelangana’s the government was unlikely give any the mining mafiosi theo- har), problem is nottodistance it wouldrefuting have been to administer of small first.First, smaller states corporations become bureaucracies, XXL difficult Strongly need not detain here. The simple point by the Government of InKiran Kumar Reddy with AICC Genof Bombay taken aftercloser consultation with all con- well planned capital city on the linesthe relief the officer immediately. Nagpal had ry, YadavPresidency said the demolition of least the wall of an from thetopower centre (Hyderabad is bang with at two taken to states is that it is a good decision even though mean key decisions will be are inherently inefficient. dia and we the shallground. take intoJust confidence eral Secretary Digvijay at Singh leaves a process There no relation whatsoever Chandigarh and Gandhinagar,” the Conreported the board of revenue mosqueand in theGujarati), village was a in already the middle oftoTelangana); it is a office, commajorunder-construction languages (Marathi as Delhicerned. should notistake it has been arrived through Indian states are simply too big for their the state of both PM's residence after the UPA leader said. withfor elections.” Lucknow where with she would be attached during irresponsible” for which the officer plete disconnect the power structure Madras presidencyact(with four major decisions on Telangana food security Chhattis- own good. Evengress of self-serving logic. Goodmeeting intentions can leadership after the creation of Telan- or the“highly and Andhra so that the best is not decide on Telangana in New Delhi on Tuesday. Reacting to Gujarat Chief Minister On the issue of Telangana herpaid suspension period.to politicians from the had been punished. obeisance linguistic groups to manage – Tamil, Telu- that should whatofiscapital sometimes lead to bad results (as BJP’s In- garh, Mumbaipackage gana as the 29th state, the average Indian givenduto all good sections of the PTI Pradesh Chief did Minister N and and Andhra/Rayalaseema, Singh said Narendra Modi‘s statement on Telangaaddressing press confer“(The)and mining issue is not at all involved in richerEarlier, coastal districtsaofseparate Andhra. Malayalam). even forsociety.” Vidarbha, where farmer sui- state dia Andhra Shining campaign in 2004) will have 42 million people – though gu, Kannada He refuted the charge that the tim-landscape Kiran Kumar Reddy with AICC Genna, Singh said, “Modi should ask senior The there is no confusion in this regard. chiefdevelopment Mayawati had needs assailedofthe govpunishment to the officer,” repeatedly HowBSP did the one of logic now needs to Yadav extend down- as- ence, endlessly. bious intentions sometimes result in good cides have blotted actual sizes vary widely from the 200-anding of the decision on Telangana was eral Secretary Digvijay Singh leaves BJP leader L K Advani why they did not “Hyderabad shall be the joint capiernment for harassing an honest and dedicated serted. He said some forces had been misleading Solutions to Vidarbha lie closer in Nagpur. odd million of Uttar Pradesh to states such wards. Diversity is not only about language the poorest regions of Andhra (Telangana, decisions. Telangana is a case in point. politically “Timing is not large PM’s residence after the UPA meetingis that tal forand ten years. Andhra/Rayalaseema agree for a Telangana State when they officer. Mayawati said the government had the people to serve their vested interests. too. excluding Hyderabad) getSP ignored despite and cultural diversity Second, administering diverse The first thing to emphasise Te- motivated. as Arunachal, with just a few thousand but economic very important. The decision has been on Telangana in New Delhi on Tuesday. (NDA) were in power. will have to in the meantime develop a launched reign of terror against honest officers. Claiming that a conspiracy was hatched by Coastal Andhra has a different economic having the power centre right there? langana is not the end. Once you accept the states is more complex and probably inef- people scattered all over.

Telangana on track, now Mayawati wants 4-way Uttar Pradesh split Lucknow: Hours after the Congress set the ball rolling for the creation of a new Telangana state, Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) chief Mayawati has reiterated that the large state of Uttar Pradesh should be split into smaller states to facilitate better governance. Ms Mayawati, who is a former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, is a vocal champion of carving the state into four - Purvanchal, Bundelkhand, Awadh and Western Uttar Pradesh. Her government, which preceded the current Samajwadi party government headed by Akhilesh Yadav, had passed a resolution in the Uttar Pradesh assembly for this. The Samajwadi Party, however, opposes splitting the state. Most Recent

“Central ministers from Uttar Pradesh should pressurize the Centre for the division of the state,” Ms Mayawati said today. She also supported the demand for separate statehood for Gorkhaland in Bengal and Vidarbha in Maharashtra. Those demands have drawn new energy from the Congress Working Committee’s endorsement yesterday of the decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh to create India’s 29th state, Telangana. Congress MP Vilas Muttemwar, who is a member of the Congress Working Committee, has written to party president Sonia Gandhi to press for the creation of Vidarbha. And in Bengal, moves to create Telangana have sparked off fresh protests in favour of Gorkhaland.

India is ahead of the world in prison reforms: Kiran Bedi KOLKATA: India leads the world in prison reforms even though the jails here are not as secure as those in the West, former IPS officer KiranBedi has said. “India is ahead in prison reforms. I am making a confirmed statement as I visited more than 40 prisons around the world. The reforms which we have been able to do are not seen elsewhere,” Bedi told reporters here. In town to promote upcoming Hindi film ‘Calapor’ which is based on prison reforms, Bedi said jails in the western countries are very secure as they follow the rulebook strictly. “Jail breaks are therefore

Digvijaya Singh slams Shivraj Singh Chouhan over mining controversy Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Sunday attacked Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan over the mining controversy in the state and asked him to show courage and face a no confidence motion. “Madhya Pradesh BJP scared of facing no confidence motion moved by Congress. 7 cases of corruption of CM’s relations to be exposed. Would he show courage,” Singh commented on the microblogging site Twitter. His comments came a day after the Congress Legislature Party leader in Madhya Pradesh Ajay Singh asked the chief minister to resign immediately on moral grounds. Digvijaya Singh slams Shivraj Singh Chouhan over mining controversy Digvijaya Singh slams Shivraj Singh Chouhan over mining controversy “Chouhan should also immediately sack Mineral Resources

minister Rajendra Shukla and Technical education and Public Relations minister Laxmikant Sharma,” he had said. During a raid on two influential Bhopal-based businessmen Dilip Suryavanshi and Sudhir Sharma, the income tax department had recovered diaries which had entries claiming that the two ministers had been paid bribes. The case is now being probed by CBI and Enforcement Directorate. Singh claimed that complaints against the two ministers are pending before the state Lokayukta but the Chief Minister has not accorded sanction against the two yet.

The Congress leader alleged Chouhan has remained a mute spectator to the corruption in his government and this indicated his involvement in the corrupt practices. Madhya Pradesh is due for polls later this year and the state is witnessing a slug fest between the ruling BJP and the Congress for wresting power in the state.

impossible there. But in India that is not the case. I think it has got something to do with our culture which believes in reforming criminals and not just punishing them. They (the West) believe in punishment but we believe in reforms,” said the first woman IPS officer of the country, who was awarded the prestigious Magsaysay Award for humanely administering Tihar jail.

with the politician,” Bedi said. Recalling her stint as the Inspector General of Prisons in Delhi’s Tihar Jail during 19931995, the retired officer said she had an amazing experience. “It is regarded as punishment posting but I think for me it was a god send opportunity because I went where my heart was,” she said. Describing prison as a township, she said it becomes a violent city without reforms. Releasing this Friday, ‘Calapor’ stars Bengali actress Rituparna Sengupta and actor Priyanshu Chatterjee. Showing how jail reforms can change the society, the thriller is set in the backdrop of a jail.

Narendra Modi eyes Obama in battle for cyber world AHMEDABAD: Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi seems out to prove he is more popular than US President Barack Obama — at least on social networking sites. Having faced a defeat at the hand of the US president in November 2011 when Modi lost following a last-minute spurt in negative votes in the fifth annual Mashable awards in the category of ‘Must-Follow Politician On Social Media’, the Gujarat CM now wants to get back. By January, Modi’s cyber-army is scripting an architecture that would ensure that his likes on Facebook and followers on Twitter cross Obama’s score — 3.64 crore ‘likes’ on Facebook and 3.45 crore followers on Twitter. A fortnight ago, the close-knit IT cell of the BJP had sent special online forms to all Modi fan pages on Facebook asking them to ‘merge’ into the main parent fan page. This would mean all the ‘likes’ on various individual pages run by Modi fans would get converted into ‘likes’ on the Gujarat CM’s FB page. The BJP team had held meetings

If Shatrughan quits BJP, we won’t stop him, says CP Thakur The BJP on Wednesday threatened to take action against party MP Shatrughan Sinha for saying Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was “PM material”. Bihar BJP leader C.P. Thakur said action would be taken against Sinha for the indiscipline. He said if Sinha quit the BJP, the party would not stop him and it would not be a loss for the party. He also said both Nitish and Shatrughan were great actors. Sinha on Tuesday had said that the JD-U leader was “certainly PM material”. Sinha said Nitish Kumar was a nice human being and a man of principles. “He is a

Comparing jails in India with other countries, she pointed out that here we have rightly replaced the word prison with correctional home. Prison reforms work on a PPP model where prison official, politician and people represented by the civil society group come together, she said. “I have seen that NGOs are always ready to come. Prison officials must welcome them along

mature politician and a good man.” Asked about the possibility of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi becoming the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, Sinha said while Modi was his “dearest leader” and popular nationally, Nitish Kumar “is complete PM material”. Last week too, Sinha said he favoured L.K. Advani over Modi for the top post. The JD-U had recently ended its alliance with the BJP, saying it did not support the party making Modi chief of its election campaign committee.

with administrators of various Facebook fan pages in Delhi recently and have sought their approval — a move to ensure that the ‘likes’ increase on Modi’s fan page. Today the official fan page ‘Narendra Modi’ on Facebook has garnered 26.05 lakh ‘likes’. Sponsored Facebook page ‘Narendra Modi for PM’ has 12.45 lakh ‘likes’ with 13,000 ‘likes’ adding every week. This site also has 4.71 lakh fans

talking about ‘Narendra Modi for PM’, much more than the official site. Another site sponsored on Facebook is ‘Namo India’ which too has garnered 2.4 lakh ‘likes’ in a short time. “We have a team in Hyderabad which has been paid for the job. ‘Narendra Modi for PM’ will merge into the official campaign fan page once Modi’s name is officially declared by the BJP. Besides this, Every MLA in Gujarat and outside the state has been asked to manage their Facebook pages and garner ‘likes’. Some MLAs have been given the target of almost 1 lakh likes on Modi’s parent page,” says a senior BJP functionary.This experiment will be replicated on Twitter as well. “If you click the lakhs of followers on Modi’s fan page on Twitter you will notice that many of the accounts have not even tweeted once. There are close to 4.13 lakh such accounts on Twitter. These were created by the BJP’s IT cell and some techies who used special software to create these accounts,” says a member of BJP’s IT cell.

Delhi gangrape: SC asks Swamy to inform JJB to defer verdict involving juvenile New Delhi, Jul 31 (PTI) The Supreme Court today said that the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) be informed not to pronounce its verdict on the alleged role of a minor in the December 16 gangrape and murder case, till it decides a PIL seeking fresh interpretation of the term 'juvenile'. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam asked Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy to inform the JJB on this issue and posted his case for hearing on August 14. Advocate Anoop Bhambani, appearing for the juvenile, opposed Swamy's plea and sought more time to file response to his petition. The Centre also opposed Swamy's plea, saying a third party should not intervene in a criminal case and any decision taken by the apex court in this case cannot be applied retrospectively. The bench, however, said the issue raised in the petition needs to be examined along with

maintainability of the plea. Swamy has sought that the "mental and intellectual maturity" of minor offenders be considered instead of the age limit of 18 years while fixing their culpability.After the apex court had on July 23 agreed to hear his plea, the JJB had deferred till August 5 the pronouncement of its verdict on the alleged involvement of the juvenile accused in the December 16 gangrape and murder case.The juvenile was one of six persons who had gangraped a 23-year-old girl in a moving bus here, according to the prosecution. The victim died in a Singapore hospital on December 29.Of the other five accused, four--Mukesh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma and Akshay Thakur--are facing trial before a fast track court. Proceedings against key accused Ram Singh abated after his death on March 11 when he was found hanging in his cell in Tihar Jail here.


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