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Body recovered in Budgam Srinagar, June 06: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday evening recovered a body of a man in Charar-e-Shareef area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district. Police said the body of 30 year old Bilal Ahmad Kumar son of Mohammad Sultan resident of Kumar Mohalla , Chariere-Sharief, who is a tailor by profession, was recovered from Nafulteng Nallah in the district. Police have initiated inquest proceedings under section 174 CrPC to ascertain the cause of death. On Tuesday, the body of a new engaged woman was recovered from Reshnad Nallah in the district. The deceased had gone missing. (GNS)
02 die, 09 injured in road mishaps Srinagar, June 05: Two persons died while nine others were injured in different road accidents across the valley. Mohammad Amir Khan son of Mohammad Shafi resident of Nambal who was injured in a road accident at Mattan, Anantnag on 02 June 2014, succumbed to his injuries at SKIMS Soura last evening. A case in this regard is already registered in Police station Mattan. Meanwhile, a Wagon-R bearing registration number JK01U/8404 and Auto load carrier bearing registration number JK13B/7961 collided near Begumbagh crossing Kakapora, in the jurisdiction of Police station Pulwama, resulting in injuries to five persons. Among the injured persons, Haroon Bihari succumbed to See Mishaps On PG 11..
Inside story Violence against women serious HR violation Seminar over the issue held in North Kashmir
Srinagar, Jun 5: In bid to create awareness among people of the valley a workshop on “Violence against Women” at Tekipora Lolab Kupwara. According to the reports received by KNS, a non- governmental organization (NGO) namely Mukhtar Memorial organized the programme. The participants while expressing concern over the rising reports of
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The global warming has put a question mark on the very existence of human life as the ecological imbalance worldwide has drastically tilted towards those factors which are the basis of increasing dangers to life, may it be human, wild, or aquatic. The climate has changed in such a way that unprecedented long spells of winters and summers are experienced in every nook and corner of the universe. The flora and fauna are endangered because the forest cover has been reduced to less than one fourth and cold deserts have emerged thus making the life of living things impossible. The human greed has resulted in concretization of green belts.
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WEATHER FORECAST FOR NEXT 24 HRS: Light Rain would occur at a few places over the state.
FORECAST OF SRINAGAR: Partly cloudy sky. Maximum & Minimum temperatures will be around 29°C & 14°C respectively.
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Members take oath in LS amid bonhomie
New Delhi, Jun 5: It was bonhomie all around as a sizeable chunk of members of the newly-elected 16th Lok Sabha including Prime Minister Narendra Modi took oath on Thursday. The country’s unity in diversity was in full glare as the House boasting of over 300 first timers - including Modi - saw a festive atmosphere with members donning traditional dress and head gears and many taking oath in their mother tongue. Attired in spotless white kurta-pyjama, the Prime Minister was the first to take oath amid thumping of desks. He took oath in Hindi in the name of God and was followed by BJP veteran L K Advani. This was followed by several of his Cabinet colleagues and Congress President Sonia Gandhi taking oath. With the churning brought out by the elections throwing in contrasts, it was a changed scenario in the House with BJP for the first time coming in with a majority on its own ending the 25-year-long coali-
tion era. On the opposition side, Congress was the largest party with just 44 members. Several Union ministers took oath in Hindi in the name of God, with Sushma Swaraj, Uma Bharti and Harsh Vardhan taking oath in Sanskrit. Sonia Gandhi made the affirmation in Hindi and so did Minister Ram Vilas Paswan of LJP. Several ministers preferred to take oath in their mother tongue, including D V Sadananda Gowda, Ananth Kumar and G M Siddheshwara, who took oath in Kannada. Sarbananda Sonowal took oath in Assamese and Jual Oram in Odia. A spirit of democracy was visible in the House as members and leaders who took oath were cheered by even their political detractors. Many members, including leaders from rival sides, were seen greeting each other after taking oath or making the affirmation. With the election of the Speaker scheduled See Members On PG 11..
Sumitra Mahajan set to become LS Speaker New Delhi, Jun 5: BJP leader Sumitra Mahajan will be the Speaker of the 16th Lok Sabha with senior leaders from all parties, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, moving motions on Thursday proposing her name for the high office. Mahajan's was the only name that was proposed as the time for filing nomination for the post came to a close at noon today. The formal election will take place on Friday. Opposition leaders, including the Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, M Thambidurai (AIADMK), Sudip Bandopadhyay (Trinamool Congress), B Mahtab (BJD), Mulayam Singh Yadav (SP), H D Deve Gowda (JDS), Supriya See Sumitra On PG 11..
Geelani’s defamation suit against Delhi Based newspaper Court directs personal appearance of MD, Editor, Srinagar correspondent
Srinagar, June 5: In a defamation suit filed by chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani, a lower Court here has summoned the three officials of “Times of India” including its managing director with a direction for their personal appearance before the court here on June 16. Geelani had filed a defamation suit against the Delhi based newspaper after a news report appeared in it on 14 March 2014 in wherein it was mentioned that “Geelani has nominated his son as his successor and when Geelani was leaving to New Delhi for treatment on 13 March 2014, he was driven to the tarmac and taken towards the aircraft on a wheel chair but the 84 year old leader surprisingly climbed up the stairs of the plane without any support”. According to a statement issued to KNS by Hurriyat (G) spokesman said that on behalf of Geelani his counsels Advocate M. Shafi Reshi and Advocate Sadiq Parray had filed a defamation suit before the Judicial Magistrate first class sub registrar Srinagar against the said news paper. When the court asked for Geelani to record his statement, it was told that he is under house arrest and the police are not allowing him to move out of his
home due to which he can’t attend the court hearing. After hearing this, the concerned Judge ordered DC Srinagar to record the statement of Geelani at his residence. DC Srinagar appointed Tehsildar South for this and the government officer came to Hyderpora and recorded a detailed statement of Geelani. According to the spokesman when the statement of Geelani was presented in the court by the administration, the Judge after having its detailed examination, issued summons to the managing Director of the newspaper Veniet Jain, Editor Jay Deep Bose and its Srinagar correspondent Saleem Pandit and the three officials have been ordered to present themselves before the court on June 16, 2014. Akbar said that neither have Geelani appointed any successor nor has he any such plan in future. “Tehreek-e-Hurriyat the organization of Geelani has its own constitutions and modes operandi and according to this the selection of Chairman in this organization is done through the secret vote of workers and activists. This organization doesn’t have any concept of successor nor does it follow the tradition of thrusting any decision upon its activists See Newspaper On PG 11..
Journalism courses in colleges suffer due to official apathy have limited mandate No faculty, no facilities members to take major academic decisions. for students “Our teachers are well qualified
Srinagar, June 5 : Hundreds of students enrolled for journalism courses in various colleges are at the receiving end of official apathy as lack of permanent faculty and ill-equipped departments have left them in lurch. Ironically, journalism is taught at just two colleges in the valley-GDC Baramulla and Government College for Women, MA Road, Srinagar and not even a single faculty member is permanent. While the departments face severe dearth of teaching faculty, the Higher Education Department in its recently advertised posts have called applications for only six posts among which three posts are reserved under various categories. “There are nearly 25 eligible aspirants to teach journalism at higher education level but none of them belong to the category of any sort so the problem will persist as most of the posts will remain vacant,” said a contractual faculty member at one of these colleges. Lack of permanent faculty is hampering education at these colleges as contractual faculty
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in their subjects, but irony is that they are not able to take decisions for our benefit on their own. They have to consult professors from other departments on minor issues. How can professors from other departments understand basic requirements of journalism course,” said another faculty member. The students said they were completely dependent on InCharge heads from non-journalism background. “Ours is a vibrant subject. It is a cumbersome process to ask for a camera for shooting purpose outside the college as a compulsory course requirement. The non-journalism In-charge heads make it very difficult for us to get hold of the equipment.” Endorsing the complaints of students, teachers who are engaged on contractual basis in these colleges said, “Documentary film making can be carried out only outside college campus. But there are always hard times to make Principal and the professors from other departmentsdesignated as coordinators to understand the See Students On PG 11..
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Proposed settlement of Pak refugees in Jammu
Hurriyat to open cards soon
Srinagar, Jun 5 : Reacting sharply to the reports that the Government of India is planning to make major announcements for West Pak, PAK, Chhamb refugees presently staying in Jammu, the Huriyat Conference (G) led by Syed Ali Geelani Thursday stated that the amalgam will come up with its stand on the issue and ‘will oppose any settlement programmes vehemently’. The Huriyat (G) stated that the “attempt to change the demography” will be strongly opposed and that the conglomerate will come up with its detailed stand vis-à-vis this issue in the near future. “We are keenly monitoring the situation and also the reports that are coming up over providing permanent settlement to the Pak refugees in Jammu region,” said Huriyat (G) chief spokesman Ayaz Akbar. He further told KNS that the amalgam is preparing a ground report and the same shall be presented before the people of Kashmir in a near future. “This is for sure that we will not allow anyone to fiddle with the demography of Jammu and
Kashmir,” remarked Akbar. He added that this time, the amalgam will not be limited to the issuance of the statement over the issue but people will be completely informed about the state that Syed Ali Geelani shall take to confront the crises. Pertinently, the reports in the recent past came to fore that Government of India (GOI) has asked its Intelligence agencies to conduct detailed survey of all the refugees including their numbers, families, localities inhabited by them and their demands for which they had been ‘struggling for years together but never got any justice from the successive Governments except for the assurances. Huriyat (G) in the January last year had stated that New Delhi through its “stooges” in Jammu and Kashmir was finding ways and means to “damage the State Constitution.” “Such efforts are on since 1947 and now issuing permanent resident certificates to West Pakistan refugees is another such move,” the spokesman had said in a statement issued on January 10, 2013. He had further maintained that New Delhi was deliberately taking “these steps to justify its control in J&K.” “The West Pakistan refugees were never residents of J&K and there is no legal or constitutional obligation to provide them with PRCs.” (KNS)
SMC HO Govt. considering inspects revocation of ban on cable canteens in news channels Srinagar, Jun 5 : The state government is likely to lift the ban it imposed earlier on the news aired on cable channels in valley with the talks expected between the government and channel owners in the near future. According to the reports received by KNS, the government here imposed the ban on news shows that used to be aired via local cable networks during the alleged Shopian rape case in 2009. After a year, a complete ban on news telecast was imposed by the state authorities with the reason that the content telecasted is threat to law and order and could disrupt the situation. The opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) while slamming the state authorities over imposing curbs on the channels questioned the reason behind allowing the channels to telecast the news in Jammu region. Several legislators of the party in the past while raising the issue of ban on local news in valley asked the government to lift the same at an earliest.
The government later swung into action and decided to review the ban. The then divisional commissioner Kashmir Asgar Samoon had in the year 2012 asked the district authorities to prepare a detailed report over the curbs on local news in Kashmir. Sources privy to this development stated that the decision was kept in abeyance due to some other priorities of the state authorities and also the reluctance of some council of ministers in lifting the ban. After the recent debacle in the LS polls in the state, the coalition headed by chief minister Omar Abdullah has taken serious note of the reasons behind his party’s rout. He also asked for the suggestions from the masses, asking them to inform him what went wrong and where. Omar later lifted the ban on SMS facility and also scrapped the new job policy of the youth. The government later also enhanced the retirement age of the state employees by two years.Sources informed KNS that the government is See Govt On PG 11..
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Iranian Ambassador ignored the word ‘Kashmir’ Srinagar, June 5: Much to the discomfort, surprise of the separatist leaders present in the seminar, the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ghulam Raza Ansari maintained complete silence over Kashmir issue and did not even mention the word Kashmir during his 15 minute speech in a semi-
nar in Srinagar. The seminar was organized by Anjaman-i-Shari Shean to commemorate the 25 death anniversary of the founder of Islamic Republic of Iran Imam Khomeni. The Iranian ambassador to India talked about Egypt, Sham, Libeya and Iraq while maintained silence over Kashmir. “We
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Estates Department showed door to 36 daily wagers Jammu, June 5: At a time when Coalition government is mulling to regularize casual and daily wagers all across state, Jammu Estates Department showed door to all but 36 daily wagers who were associated with the department from past 10 years. These Daily wagers alleged they were suspended on the instructions of Exec-
utive Engineers Electrical and Civil Division. “We are sure the Executive Engineers of the Estate Department want to appoint their own relatives as they know that government is planning to regularize us. It is a conspiracy and the government should come clean on this,” a daily wager told CNS. See Wagers On PG 11..
were expecting that at least he (Ghulam Raza Ansari) will urge upon India to resolve the long pending Kashmir issue. We didn’t want him to speak against India but at least it was our expectation he would describe Kashmir an issue, but he didn’t and it really surprised me,” See Iranian On PG 11..
Srinagar, June 5 : Health Officer Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), Dr Rubeena Shaheen along with a team of Food Safety Officers today conducted surprise check of canteens of SMHS Hospital, Government Medical College, Womens College and canteen of Zonal Office of J&K Bank. According to a statement issued to KNS, the food establishments located at Karanagar, Hari Singh High Street, Lal Chowk and Rajbagh were also inspected. See SMC On PG 11..
NRHM employees stage protest in favour of their demands Srinagar, June 5: Amid anti-government slogans, National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) employees Thursday staged a protest at press enclave here urging the government to regularize their services immediately. The protestors carrying placards and banners alleged that the security guards at CM’s Gupkar residence dragged them out after they went there to meet the Chief Minister See NRHM On PG 11..
Srinagar, Jammu experience season’s hottest day
No rain in near future: MET Srinagar, Jun 5 : With the
temperatures increasing in valley after the continuous rainfall that disrupted the region for months, June 5 has been recorded as the hottest day both in Jammu as well as in Srinagar. The weather men Thursday predicted more heat in the coming days with
no prediction of rainfall in both the regions of the state. According to the reports received by KNS, Kashmir valley witnessed rise in temperatures with people after the long spell of winter, switching on the fans and appliances to beat the heat. Reports maintained that so far the temperatures recorded on June 5 this year has been See MET On PG 11..
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Members on Friday, the process of oath taking by the all 543 members has to be completed by then.
Sumitra Sule (NCP), Mohammed Salip (CPI-M) and Jitendra Reddy (TRS) are among the 19-proposers for Mahajan's name. 72-year-old Mahajan is an eight-term Lok Sabha member from Indore and has worked for long in the panel of Chairperson of the House. Besides the Prime Minister, other BJP leaders who have given motions proposing her name include Rajnath Singh and Sushma Swaraj. The motion given by the Prime Minister is seconded by BJP veteran L K Advani while that of Rajnath is by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Santosh Gangwar. Swaraj's motion has been seconded by BJP leader Giriraj Singh. The other proposers in the ruling NDA include Ram Vilas Paswan (LJP), Anant Geete (Shiv Sena), Thota Narsimham (TDP) and Harsimrat Kaur Badal (SAD). Mahajan, lovingly called 'Tai', is known for her amicable nature and has her friends and admirers in all parties. The name of AIADMK member M Thambidurai is doing the rounds for the post of Deputy Speaker since the party supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha had a lengthy meeeting with the Prime Minister two days back. The AIADMK recently made Thambidurai its Parliamentary party leader, a post he had held in the last Lok Sabha as well. Thambidurai represents Karur Lok Sabha constituency and has been a Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha some time back. Thambidurai was Deputy Speaker between 1985 and 1989. With the BJP-led NDA not having majority in the Rajya Sabha, it wants support from other parties and for this purpose, AIADMK, which has ten members in the Upper House, is apparently being wooed. However, there has been no formal word either from the BJP or AIADMK on the issue. In the 245-member Rajya Sabha, the BJP has just 42 members and its ally Shiv Sena-3, Shirmomani Akali Dal-3 and TDP-6. RPI-A is having one member.
Iranian one of the leaders of a religious organization present in the seminar told CNS. Expressing same views, another separatist leader said that he was surprised that the ambassador did not bother to mention the word Kashmir in his speech. “He may have instructions from the top. We can understand his compulsions,” he said. The Iranian ambassador in the speech, which he delivered in Persian said that the only purpose of laying the gas line between India, Pakistan and Iran was to create better understanding and friendship amoung these countries. He said that a conspiracy is hatched to create division and confusion between Muslims all across globe and no Muslim can tolerate whatever is happening is Egypt, Sham, Libeya and Iraq on the behest of Western powers. Ansari further said that Imam Khomeni led the Islamic revolution in Iran because he had faith in Allah and trusted his people. “Western powers are taking Islam as the biggest threat and they are leaving no stone unturned to create a division amoung Muslims,” he said. The seminar was attended by Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Umar Farooq, Agha Syed Hasan, Advocate Zahid Ali, Masroor Abbas Ansari, Khurshid Ahmed Qanongo, Muhammad Musadiq Adil, Ghulam Nabi Zaki, Bashir Ahmed Tota, Nisar Hasan Alamgir, Yasmeen Raja, Maulana Noor Muhammad Trali and others. (CNS)
NRHM Omar Abdullah. The protestors raised anti-National Conference slogans and alleged that the Coalition government took no measures to assuage their problems. “We were appointed in 2005 as para-medical staff of by the mission, but we are still working as non-permanent workers” one of the protestor told CNS. The protestors were demanding similar salaries as the workers of the NRHM in other Indian states are drawing. They said that they don’t receive salaries according to the guidelines of NRHM which are same throughout India. (CNS)
and workers. The selection of the Chairman in Tehreek-e-Hurriyat is done after every three years by the secret votes of activists and members and no one present himself as a Chairman candidate at that occasion and the activists and members are free to select any person within the organization for the post of Chairman, who in-front of them is the most God fearing, God conscious and intellectual personality,” Akbar clarified. (KNS)
Same views were expressed by some daily wagers working in d if f e re n t d e p art me n t s l ik e P HE , Fl oric u l t u re , Agric u l t u re an d Hort ic u l t u re . An of f ic ial f rom E st at e D e p art me n t said t h at t h e re are c l e ar c u t in st ru c t ion s f rom t h e gov e rn me n t t o d isb an d al l t h e c asu al l ab ou rs an d d ail y w age rs. How e v e r, D ire c t or E st at e s Sh ie k h F ay az t ol d C N S t h at t h e d e p art me n t h as n ot sh ow n d oor t o an y d ail y w age r. “ I n f ac t w e h av e se n t t h e ir f il e an d re p ort t o t h e gov e rn me n t w h ic h is c on sid e rin g t o re gu l ar ize t h e m,” h e said . (C N S)
considering to review the ban on news telecast by the regional channels here and an expected meet between the channel owners and the state authorities is scheduled in the near future. KNS has also learnt that there are some senior voices within the state Congress and NC who advocate that the channels be used to cover the poll campaigns and also the achievements of the government during the last six years in office. “We believe that the ban must be lifted. If now, the same is going to benefit us during the poll campaign as the people could be well informed about the steps taken by the government for the greater common good. ” (KNS)
SMC During inspection all the stale and rotten food articles were destroyed on spot and food business operators were directed to strictly adhere to the food safety norms under FSSA 2006. Improvement notices as required under law were issued to those business operators found violating the norms. On a specific complaint the team also visited a bakery unit at Zaldagar. The unit was found violating the food safety norms for which Dr Rubeena directed the concerned food safety officers to initiate action against the offenders as per law. (KNS)
Students genuine demand of students. Other than administrative work of the mass communication department, contractual lecturers should have the final word as far as academics is concerned. The students also decry lack of equipments and negligence met to journalism departments at both the colleges. Meanwhile members at Kashmir Media Scholars Society (KMSS) in a statement issued here have urged chief minister Omar Abdullah to form a high level administrative committee to actually see the lacunas which hinder in the absorption of mass communication graduates in colleges and other state run departments. “We appeal CM and his cabinet colleagues to actually take a note of the lacunas which have become a roadblock in opening up of various avenues for the mass communication graduates across Jammu Kashmir,” a senior member at KMSS said. “Our young lot is qualified enough to handle State Information department and other departments, their publicity wings. Unfortunately nothing is being done in this regard,” he said, adding “We have a record of people who have didn’t even poses a basic qualification and they have been appointed as communication heads, same is the case with our Colleges. There is a lot that government can do in this regard. So it needs a complete revamp and we expect CM will do it on priority.” Minister for Higher Education, Muhammad Akbar Lone said government has taken various initiatives in this regard and they will be reviewing it again. “I have taken various initiatives which I think benefits journalism studies across J&K,” he said. “The aspirants and candidates should meet me and present me their demands in detail; we will examine it on priority,” he said. Asked why government was shying away from launching media course in all the colleges across the state, he said: “It will be done in a gradual manner. It’s not a simple job to do.” (KNS)
hottest in state’s summer as well as in the winter capital. Around 44 degrees of temperature was recorded in Jammu city, making it highest in the entire season so far. In Srinagar, also around 30 degrees Celsius temperature was recorded. The reports informed that Thursday was the hottest day of the season so far. In North Kashmir’s Kupwara area, 29.2 degrees Celsius was recorded as the day’s temperature. Pahalgham witnessed 26.2 degrees Celsius while as Kokernag and Qazigund had 29 and 28 degrees Celsius respectively. (KNS)
Mishaps his injuries while on way the hospital. Police has registered a case in this regard. In other accide n t , a T ip p e r b e arin g re gist rat ion n u mb e r J K0 9 / 5 0 6 9 h it a mot orc y c l e b e arin g re gist rat ion n u mb e r J K0 5 C / 2 5 4 7 at Brart p ora, Han d w ara, re su l t in g in in j u rie s t o t h e mot orc y c l ist an d Pil l ion . Bot h t h e inj u re d w e re sh if t e d t o h osp it al f or t re at me n t . Han d w ara p ol ic e h as re gist e re d a c ase in t h is re gard . I n an ot h e r ac c id e n t , a Maru t i C ar b e arin g re gist rat ion n u mb e r J K0 2 J -9 7 0 1 t u rn e d t u rt l e at G u l ab Bagh , in t h e j u risd ic t ion of p ol ic e st at ion Q azigu n d , re su l t in g in in j u rie s t o 0 3 p e rson s. Al l t h e in j u re d w e re sh if t e d to h ospital for treatment. Qazigund police has registered a case in this regard.
Leopard found dead along LoC in Poonch
Poonch, June 05: A Leopard was found dead in forest area, near the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. Sources said some villagers saw body of full grown Leopard lying in the bushes in Pattri forest area of Mendhar in the district and informed forest and police officials. The officials rushed to the spot and shifted the body of the leopard to Mendhar where postmortem of Leopard was conducted by the Veterinary doctors in presence of Tehsildar. The body of Leopard was buried later. The Wild Life Department has taken cognizance of the matter.(GNS)
Post poll decisions driven by myopic motives with an eye on Assembly polls ‘Coalition govt muzzled the voice of youth’: Bhim Singh New Delhi, June 5: National Panthers Party patron and senior Supreme Court advocate Professor Bhim Singh Thursday it was the youth in Kashmir which paved the way for the complete defeat of National Conference in Parliament elections. He said nowhere on the planet, the voice of youth is muzzled by any elected government as National Conference did it from past six years. “During my interaction with numerous Kashmiri youth, it dawned
upon me how the Omar Abdullah led government has harassed them. The present Coalition government in the State was out and out anti-youth. It did not hesitate in slapping draconian public safety act on minors. Youth lost the hope in this government as a result it was routed in the State of Jammu and Kashmir,” Singh told Srinagar based news gathering agency CNS adding that it disappointed youth on every front. Bhim Singh alleged that National Conference did nothing for those Kashmiri youth who are languishing in different jails in India. “There are Kashmiri youth lodged in different states of India. They are desperate to get shifted to Srinagar but the State Government never pleaded their cause.
I am fighting for them and what I observed so far is that majority of them have been implicated in false cases,” Singh said. Singh claimed that all the post Parliament poll decisions taken by the State Government will prove counter-productive for both National Conference and Congress party. “By appeasing government employees this government has played with sentiments and future of the youth which account major portion of the state population. These decisions are driven by myopic motives with an eye on the upcoming Assembly polls,” Singh said adding that it will be unfortunate if people of the State will repose their trust again in this ‘corrupt and anti-people’ government. (CNS)
Violence against women serious HR violation Seminar over the issue held in North Kashmir
Srinagar, Jun 5 (KNS): In bid to create awareness among people of the valley a workshop on “Violence against Women” at Tekipora Lolab Kupwara. According to the reports received by KNS, a nongovernmental organization (NGO) namely Mukhtar Memorial organized the programme. The participants while expressing concern over the rising reports of violence against women in the state remarked one in every three women suffers from abuse and violence in her lifetime. Violence against women is appalling human rights violation Reports maintained that the program organized in one of the private institution of the area and that around 200 students, 12 staff members of the school and village heads participated in the event. The efforts of the organizers were highly appreciated by the participants. (KNS)
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Power Development Corporation Geologist, Geological Division JKSPDC, Bemina, Srinagar Tender Notice No: 02 of 2014 Dated: 29-05-2014
For and on the behalf of Managing Director Jammu & Kashmir State Power Development Corporation Sealed tenders are invited affixed with Rs. 5.00 revenue stamp along with CDR valuing Rs.4000/= pledged to Geologist Geological Division Srinagar JKSPDC from the authorized dealers for the supply of following items as per the specifications given below. The tenders should reach to this office by or before 14.06.2014 during office hours up to 2 PM. The Tenders shall be opened by the undersigned on the same day or any other working day convenient to the tender Opening Authority in presence of the tenderers who wish to present. Specification S.No
Name of the item
Electronic High precision Balance
Model CA -503 Capacity =1/2 Kg Readability =0.00 l gram Linearity gram Repeatability 0.002 gram
Analytical Electronic Balance
Model CT~ 35 K2 Capacity = 35 kg Repeatability= 2 gram Repeatability=2 gram Linearity = 2 gram Pan size = 225x300mm
Silt Measurement tubes
Size= 2 cc, 3cc & 4cc
Two dozen each
Hydrometer for sediment analyses along with calibration charts
Glass made with reading scale
Moisture content Meter
Quantity =0.00 2
with reading scale
Terms and Conditions:1. The supplier has to supply the items as per specifications. 2. The supply to be delivered at Srinagar within seven days for the date of receipt of supply order. 3. The rates quoted should include all prevalent taxes. 4. The payment will be made after receipt and verification of the entire supplies by the concerned authority.
Sd/-Geologist, Geological Division,Srinagar
OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE ENGINEER PWD(R&B) DIVISION VIALOO TENDER NOTICE NO.-08--/VAILOO /2-014-15/867-77_-DATED: 3l~-0 5 -2014
For and on behalf of the Governor Jammu & Kashmir State, I the Executive Engineer PWD(R&B) Division vailoo here by invite sealed tenders affixed with Revenue stamps worth Rs.5/= from the approved Self Help Group (SHG)/ Registered Contractors only for the works indicated in the enclosed annexure:s. N 0
Name of work
Estimated cost Earnest Money(R Class of Time for Cost of tender Head of Account Position (Rs.in lacs) s) Contract or Complet ion documents Funds
Providing and laying of 20mm thick 1.70 lacs compacted OGPC Hand mix pastches/ stretches on Hangalgund Nagam road
1.The tenders be submitted on the prescribed tender documents to be obtained from office of the Executive Engineer (R&B) Division Vailoo on Demand Draft indicated of the NIT. The tender documents to be purchased on 09.06.2014 to 11.06.2014 upto 2:30 pm on production of CDR applicable for the work and valid registration card applicable to the work duly renewed for the year 014-15 2. Tenders to be delivered by hand or through post so as to reach the office of :-Executive Engineer PWD(R&B)Division vailoo on or before /fr.0/4 .-2014 upto 2.30 pm .Tenders which are submitted /received after expiry the due date or receipt of tenders shall not be entertained . 3. In case the last date of receipt of tenders is declared holiday or office is closed due to any unavoidable circumstances , tenders shall be received on the next working day upto the time specified above .This shall also be applicable if the next day is a Sunday or Gazetted holiday. 4. Amount of earnest money as specified above for item of work should be deposited in the shape. Of CDR in any schedule bank pledged to the Executive Engineer PWD(R&B) Division Vailoo 5. Tenders quoted with fractional rates shall be rejected out rightly. 6. Tenderers quoting below percentage rate shall have to furnish analysis of rates in support of their tender documents. 7. A penalty of Rs. 1000/per day shall be imposed upon the contractors failing to start the work with in stipulated time. The work shall be put to fresh tenders at the sole risk and cost of the defaulting contractors besides forfeiting their CDR's 8. However all other terms and conditions will remain same as per detail NIT issued vide SL.No.01/vailoo-2013-14/. . TIN No.is pre-requisite before submitting the application . 10. Stock recoveries as admissible for deduction shall be deducted at the following rates:-a) Cement @ Rs.450/-Bag,(b)lron of sorts @ Rs.5500/-Qntll. at the time of payment of the bill of the contractor. How ever cement shall be issued departmentaily on cash payment. DIPK:1470 Sd/- Executive Engineer
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Mir visits Khir Bhawani, takes stock of Mela arrangements Says Pandits integral part of culture, ethos of Kashmir and Kashmiriyat
age treatment plant and a 40-KW generator set. The Minister stressed upon the officers to work with mission-
Tourism Minister, while interacting with yatris, assured them that government has taken all necessary initiatives for upgradation
SRINAGAR, JUNE 05- Minister for Tourism, Mr. Ghulam Ahmad Mir, today, along with senior officials of the administration and Senior Congress leader Mr. Makhan Lal Fatedar visited Khir Bhawani and took stock of the arrangements being made for smooth conduct of ensuing Mela. The Minister went around the shrine complex and directed the officers to ensure that devotees do ary spirit and proper coordination of various facilities for the visiting not face any sort of inconvenience. so that all possible facilities are devotees at the various pilgrimage The temple complex has made available to the devotees dursites of the state. He said reformabeen constructed at a cost of Rs. 16 ing Mela days at the Ashthapan. He tive initiatives are under way to crore, having 64 one-room sets, one directed the concerned authorities upgrade the boarding and lodging prayer hall, 2 langars and 2 dining- to ensure cleanliness in and around facilities at pilgrimage sites for the halls, besides 64 bathrooms. The of the Bhawan besides making all convenience of the devotees. Lone News Agency Kangan Khan News Agency Ganderbal complex is also fitted with sewer- toilets temporarily functional. Mir said that the Kheer
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Bhawani Mela has over the years become a source of reunion for Kashmiri Pandits following their mass migration from the Valley in
the wake of eruption of militancy in early 1990. He said it also serves as a reminder of communal harmony between Muslims and Kashmiri Hindus as the former makes almost all the arrangements for the latter’s stay at the place of worship.. He said people of Kash-
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 Bhat Agency Zargar News Agency Kunzar NEW DELHI: Union wa-News Yadav andMagam UP chief minNEW Prime Sumbal Minister of the new Lok Sabha. Dar Newsister Agency Beerwah BashirDELHI: News Agency ter resources minister Uma Akhilesh Yadav, she Modi andAgency his cabinet colREAD ALSO: 20 interesting tidbits Bharti said on Thursday added: “ItSafapora is true that Narendra Reshi News Agency Saleem News Pattan leagues on Thursday took oath as about first sitting of 16th Lok Sabha that there would beBasharat a de- News crimeAgency and misbehaviour Bandipora ReyazofNews Agency Pampore the newly-elected 16th External affairs minister Sushma bate in the Lok Sabha against happens members AltafonNews Agencywomen Pulwama Javaid News Agency Qazigund Swaraj took her oath in impeccable Lok Sabha. rising crimes against wom- all over the country, but AgencyisBaramulla G.M News Agencyleader Sopore Ka- Sanskrit. The senior Bharatiya Janata Senior Congress en and the law andJeelani order News difference that in UP Nath, News who Agency on Wednesday Shah News Agency Handwara Party leader was followed by her situation in Uttar Pradesh. the leadersKupwara give pro-rapist mal Sultan by President Pranab party colleague and minister for waAgency Sheikh in News Agency Islamabad “Uttar Pradesh Younis has News remarks andLangate shield peo- was sworn as the proAgency tem Tral become a state which pleAgency who commit crimes Mukherjee ReshiisNews Islamabad Three Way News Speaker, administered the known for growing crimes against women.” Turray News Agency Tral Badru News Agency Bijbehara oath to Prime Minister Modi, against women. All the poThe reaction came Rahi News Agency Kulgam Malik News Agency Arwani who was attired in spotless litical parties now have to against the backdrop of the RahisNewsBadaun Agencygang Byepass News Agency churidar-kurta andKargil talk and debate on this rapes along whiteShaheen with other rape cases that were reported from the state recently. In UP, leaders shield those who commit crimes against women: Uma BhartiNow, 25-yr-old woman gang-raped in Rahul’s AmethiBid to rape Aligarh judge at high-security bungalowBadaun gang-rape: You do your job, I’ll do mine, Mulayam tells media.
matching jacket. Senior BJP leader L.K. Advani and Congress president Sonia Gandhi took oath next. The three leaders took oath in Hindi. They were followed by Arjun Charan Sethi of the Biju Janata Dal, P A Sangma of the National People’s Party and Biren Singh Engti of the Congress.After them, most of the members of the council of ministers of the National Democratic Alliance government took their oath as MPs
Pune techie’s murder: 4 more Hindu Rashtra Sena men held Four more persons suspected of having links with a Hindu outfit have been arrested in connection with the murder of a 28-yearold Pune IT professional, the police said.With the fresh arrests made late last night, a total of 17 people have been arrested in the case involving the murder of Shaikh Mohasin Sadiq in Bankar Colony in Hadapsar area of the city on Monday night. The arrested are said to be linked to Hindu Rashtra Sena, a right wing organisation.Thirteen persons, earlier arrested by police in this connection, have been booked for murder, attempt to murder and rioting. Shaikh, a resident of suburban Hadapsar, was allegedly beaten to death with hockey sticks on Monday
night, when he was returning to his home at Bankar colony.The trigger for the attack was apparently uploading of derogatory pictures of warrior king Shivaji and late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray on Facebook, which led to a protest, police said.While the situation in the area has remained peaceful since Tuesday with heavy deployment of security force, Pune police commissioner Satish Mathur said stringent provisions of Maharashtra Prevention of Dangerous Activities Act (MPDA) would be invoked to book the miscreants suspected of involvement in inciting violence. Scores of buses were damaged during the bandh called by right wing elements to protest the objectionable FB post.
Ministers greet people on Khir Bhawani Mela SRINAGAR, JUNE 5: The Council of Ministers has felicitated people particularly Kashmiri Pundits on the auspicious occasion of Khir Bhawani Mela and hoped this will usher the State into an era of peace, progress and prosperity. Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand, Minister for Finance & Ladakh Affairs, Mr. A. R. Rather, Minister for Public Enterprises, Haj, Auqaf and Floriculture, Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed, Minister for Rural Development and Panchayats, Mr. Ali Mohammad Sagar, Minister for Forest, Environment and Ecology, Mian Altaf Ahmad, Minister for Health & Medical Education, Mr. Taj Mohi-ud-Din, Minister for Urban Development and Urban Local
Bodies, Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora, Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, Mr. Sham Lal Sharma, Minister for Agriculture Production, Mr. Ghulam Hassan Mir, Minister for Social Welfare, ARI & Trainings and Public Grievances, Ms. Sakina Itoo, Minister for Housing, Horticulture, Culture, Youth Services & Sports, Mr. Raman Bhalla, Minister for Higher Education, Mr. Mohammad Akbar Lone, Minister for Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution and Transport, Choudhary Mohammad Ramzan, Minister for Planning & Development, Labour & Employment, Mr. Ajay Sadhotra, Minister for Tourism, Mr. Ghulam Ahmad Mir, Minister for R&B and Mechanical Engineering, Mr. Abdul Majid Wani.
Tourism Minister said the remarkable increase registered in the number of Kashmiri Pandits visiting Khir Bhawani during last few years is an encouraging phenomenon. “Government would continue to work to improve the facilities for the devotees visiting Khir Bhawani.
Modi, Advani, Sonia among first to take oath as MPs of 16th Lok Sabha
In UP, leaders shield those who commit crimes against women: Uma Bharti
sue and as soon as the Parliament session starts there will be a debate about the rising crimes against women and law and order situation in the state,” Bharti told reporters outside Parliament. UP rapes: After Akhilesh, Mulayam, Ramgopal target media Attacking Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh
mir believe in secular ethos and mutual brotherhood, which has been the cornerstone of the worldrenowned Kashmiryat. “Time is not far off, when both Muslims and Pandits would be living together in the Valley as they used to live earlier for centuries”, he said.
Meanwhile, HRS chief Dhananjay Desai, who was arrested in connection with distribution of inflammatory literature on Tuesday, has denied any involvement of his organisation in the violent incidents.Desai, who was later released on bail, was again arrested on Wednesday in connection with a similar case (circulation of provocative pamphlets) by police in suburban Loni Kalbhor. The police issued an appeal asking people not to believe or spread rumours and said Mohasin Shaikh, who stayed at Hadapsar since 2006, was not involved with any organisation. They have also registered a case against unknown persons under the IT Act in connection with the uploading of the derogatory pictures.
ter resources and Ganga rejuvenation Uma Bharti, who too took her oath in Sanskrit as did union health minister Harsh Vardhan. Union ministers from Karnataka, including railway minister Sadananda Gowda, minister of chemicals and fertilisers Ananth Kumar, and
minister of state for civil aviation G.M. Siddeshwara, took their oath in Kannada. Harsimrat Kaur Badal of the Shiromani Akali Dal, who is minister for food processing industries, took oath in Punjabi. Jual Oram, tribal affairs minister, took oath in Odia, while minister of state for tribal affairs Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava took oath in Gujarati. Sarbananda Sonowal, minister of state for skill development, youth affairs and sports (independent charge), took oath in Assamese. Other ministers took oath in Hindi while women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi took oath in English. The 16th Lok Sabha has 315 firsttime lawmakers, the highest in 30 years for any house that has 543 elected and two nominated members, according to data compiled by PRS Legislative.
Office of the Zonal Educational Officer Nishat Mr. Itiyaz Ahmad Khan S/0 Bashir Ahmad Khan I/c Teacher BMS Kand Mohalla R/o Nowpora Srinagar NoL ZEO/N/681 Dated 03.06.2014 Sub: Un-authorized absence from duty
Whereas you have applied for some day’s casual leave w.e.f 04.10.2013, then you are not reported back to your duty. Whereas this office has posted a notice to your home address through speed post vide No: ZEO/N/416-20 Dt 07.05.2014 but no reply received by this office till date Before any action under rules for remining un-authorized absent from duty is initiated against you. You are once again directed through this notice to report for duty within 7 days. DIPK: 1376 Zonal Education Officer Nishat
Gist of Tender Notice No 5 of 2014-15 Issued vide endorsement No: 1055-75 dated 03.06.2014
For and on the behalf of Governor of Jammu and Kashmir State, the Executive Engineer, R&B Division Sopore should reach in this office on or before 13.06.2014 up to 2PM. The tender document of the work/ works covering with terms and conditions of the contract can be had from the office of the Executive Engineer, R&B Division Sopore after production of valid enlistment card by the contractor on any working day during office hours up to 11.06.2014 on cash payment. In case the teneror is unavailable to purchase the tender document for the work/ works he should quote his rates in the tender form which should enclosed with a crossed postal order equivalent to the cost of tender document provide such forms have been issued during 2014-15 Moreover the postal order shall be produced within 2 years from its issuance from post office. These will be opened on the same day or any other subsequent date convenient to the Executive Engineer, in presence of the contractors who may like to be present there. In case the last date of receipt of tenders happens to be a holiday/ Hartal/ Curfew the same shall be received on next working day The payment for the work shall be made as and when funds for the same are available. One time used CDR shall not be accepted. The terms and conditions can be seen in the tender notice available in the Divisional Office.
Name of Work
M.H.4059-NABARD Upgrd. Of Achabal Hadipora road by 2.70 lacs way of P/L WBM grade Ist and 2nd in patches/ stretches with Khak Bajree filling in deep ditches
Class of Contractor DEE
March 21-April 19
Don’t discount your ability to be extremely resourceful if you need to be, Aries. If you don’t have everything you need or all of the required information, take time to think. Who can you ask? What places can you access? Who might know where you can find what you need? Rather than panic because the pieces aren’t all there, instead make a list of contacts and go for it. Trust in yourself.
Taurus April 20-May 20
Try not to let today’s blues get you down, Taurus. While it’s true that some days can seem to drag on, the busier you are the faster time will pass. Get down to finishing any work still before you and then make plans for tonight. If there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, not only will things seem to speed up but you’ll feel better knowing it’s coming.
Gemini May 21-June 21
Dare to be different, Gemini. It can be so easy to fall into a drill. Sleeping at the same time, eating at the same time, wearing the same style, and going about work the same way day after day. Before you know it, you feel like you’re in a rut. The only way to get away from this is to make a decision to break free by doing something unique. Try a new haircut. Wear colors that are unusual for you. If the need is there, consider a new career. Pursue expansion.
Cancer June 22-July 22
If your lifestyle is considerably different than that of others, resist feeling self-conscience about it today, Cancer. Try to remember that you chose the life you have for specific reasons. Even if you’ve come to a point where you’re considering a change, there’s no need to feel badly, ashamed, or embarrassed about where you are now. Everyone has to make his or her own way. If this conforms to the norm, that’s fine. If it doesn’t, that’s fine, too.
July 23-August 22 An enhanced feeling of determination could motivate you today, Leo. Finish the things that aren’t complete and make some plans for this evening. Don’t hesitate to take on something that feels complicated or big. Chances are you’ll be able to handle most anything and it will feel great when it’s finished. Enjoy your day by making the most of opportunity.
August 23-September 22
Feeling the effects of today’s energies, Virgo? Take heart if this is the case, because the end of the tunnel isn’t as far away as it seems. Do your best to take things one step at a time and see about making some plans for a little fun this evening. Get together with friends or take in a movie. Help yourself feel better by staying busy and focused and follow up with some recreation. Before you know it, the aspect will pass and you’ll be back to normal.
September 23-October 23 Consider making some plans for a vacation or short getaway, Libra. Looking forward to something fun can make even the toughest of days far easier to handle. You’ll be amazed how much you can manage when there’s an end in plain sight. Your entire attitude can lighten. So take the bull by the horns and create an incentive for yourself. Do something special to reward the hard work you do day after day.
Scorpio October 24-November 21
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Don’t judge someone if he or she has a different lifestyle than what you consider to be OK, Scorpio. You probably lean toward the traditional, yet not everyone feels this way about relationships, working, or lifestyle. While it may seem impossible to understand and even frighten you, try not to be too harsh on those you deem odd. You’d be better off using that energy to keep your own life on track.
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
Friends seeking advice or a shoulder to cry on could be plentiful today, Sagittarius. You’re one of best people to give them the support and care they need. Just be sure that you don’t give so much to others that you don’t have anything left for yourself. True friendship is about sharing and the exchange of problems and help. Running yourself down will leave you in a place where you aren’t going to be much help to anyone.
Capricorn December 22-January 19
Getting through today shouldn’t pose too big a problem for you, Capricorn. You may feel a huge second wind that can give you the drive and determination to see your chores and projects through. Make some plans for this evening, such as getting together with friends or taking in an event that really intrigues you. Until then, go about your tasks bit by bit. You’ll get things finished before you know it.
Aquarius January 20-February 18
Working within boundaries and restrictions could really get to you today, Aquarius. Yours is an independent spirit and your best achievements are often born of doing things your own way. Yet like it or not, we all have to follow guidelines and rules. Do your best to follow suit and finish what needs to be done. Afterward, you may find more freedom to act independently without consequences. Exercise patience and diligence as needed today.
February 19-March 20 Chances are that you’ll feel upbeat and positive today, Pisces. Consider sharing this energy with those around you who are feeling less than content. Your attitude can have a profound effect on friends, partners, spouses, and children. Even neighbors and extended family can pick up on your spirit without you even realizing it. Share your optimism with everyone you can today. If you see someone hurt or angry.
EDITORIAL/ OPINION Qoute of the day Making one person smile can change the world – maybe not the whole world, but his world.
Save Mother Earth Save Environment, Save Life
he global warming has put a question mark on the very existence of human life as the ecological imbalance worldwide has drastically tilted towards those factors which are the basis of increasing dangers to life, may it be human, wild, or aquatic. The climate has changed in such a way that unprecedented long spells of winters and summers are experienced in every nook and corner of the universe. The flora and fauna are endangered because the forest cover has been reduced to less than one fourth and cold deserts have emerged thus making the life of living things impossible. The human greed has resulted in concretization of green belts. The colony after colony has come into existence due to increase in the population. It is a pity that we are celebrating Forest Preservation Day, Ecological day, Earth day, Environment Day and all sorts of days but without doing anything which would help in preservation of our environment and save all kinds of life from extinction. Seminars, symposium, rallies, can help in creating some kind of awareness but it is the human greed, designs, expansionist instincts which have to be curbed so that we may not face the worst condition than what we are facing today. For this purpose, it is a person or a society itself which can inculcate this kind of spirit and resolve to do everything which helps in the preservation of nature. No external force, motivation or persuasion can help better than what an individual or group of individuals can do. We are not responsible for ourselves only but the responsibility of future generation lies on our shoulders. We have to commit ourselves in a way that the future generation will be proud of us and they may not feel let down from what we did with the environment. It is individual as well as collective responsibility of different societies to become pro-active and without wasting time to go all out for in preservation of our environment. At least if not more, we can plant more trees, develop green belts, save our water-bodies from pollution and avoid polluting air which is becoming poisonous for us with every passing day.
Srinagar, Friday 06 June 2014
Environment Protection under Constitutional Framework of India T he constitution of India is not an inert but a living document which evolves and grows with time. The specific provisions on environment protection in the constitution are also result of this evolving nature and growth potential of the fundamental law of the land. The preamble to our constitution ensures socialist pattern of the society and dignity of the individual. Decent standard of living and pollution free environment is inherent in this. The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 defines environment as “environment includes water, air and land and the interrelationship which exists among and between air, water and land and human beings, other living creatures, plants, micro-organism and property”. The chapter on fundamental duties of the Indian Constitution clearly imposes duty on every citizen to protect environment. Article 51-A (g), says that “It shall be duty of every citizen of India to protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers and wild life and to have compassion for living creatures.” The Directive principles under the Indian constitution directed towards ideals of building welfare state. Healthy environment is also one of the elements of welfare state. Article 47 provides that the State shall regard the raising of the level of nutrition and the standard of living of its people and the improvement of public health as among its primary duties. The improvement of public health also includes the protection and improvement of environment without which public health cannot be assured. Article 48 deals with organization of agriculture and animal husbandry. It directs the State to take steps to organize agriculture and animal husbandry on modern and scientific lines. In particular, it should take steps for preserving and improving the breeds and prohibiting the slaughter of cows and calves and other milch and draught cattle. Article 48 -A of the constitution says that “the state shall endeavor to protect and improve the environment and to safeguard the forests and wild life of the country”. The Constitution of India under part III guarantees fundamental rights which are essential for the development of every individual and
to which a person is inherently entitled by virtue of being human alone. Right to environment is also a right without which development of individual and realisation of his or her full potential shall not be possible. Articles 21, 14 and 19 of this part have been used for environmental protection. According to Article 21 of the constitution, “no person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to procedure established by law”. Article 21 has received liberal interpretation from time to time after the decision of the Supreme Court in Maneka Gandhi vs. Union of India, (AIR 1978 SC 597). Article 21 guarantees fundamental right to life. Right to environment, free of danger of disease and infection is inherent in it. Right to healthy environment is important attribute of right to live with human dignity. The right to live in a healthy environment as part of Article 21 of the Constitution was first recognized in the case of Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra vs. State, AIR 1988 SC 2187 (Popularly known as Dehradun Quarrying Case). It is the first case of this kind in India, involving issues relating to environment and ecological balance in which Supreme Court directed to stop the excavation (illegal mining) under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. In M.C. Mehta vs. Union of India, AIR 1987 SC 1086 the Supreme Court treated the right to live in pollution free environment as a part of fundamental right to life under Article 21 of the Constitution. Excessive noise creates pollution in the society. The constitution of India under Article 19 (1) (a) read with Article 21 of the constitution guarantees right to decent environment and right to live peacefully. In PA Jacob vs. The Superintendent of Police Kottayam, AIR 1993 Ker 1, the Kerala High Court held that freedom of speech under article 19 (1)(a) does not include freedom to use loud speakers or sound amplifiers. Thus, noise pollution caused by the loud speakers can be controlled under article 19 (1) (a) of the constitution. Article 19 (1) (g) of the Indian constitution confers fundamental right on every citizen to practice any profession or to carry on any oc-
cupation, trade or business. This is subject to reasonable restrictions. A citizen cannot carry on business activity, if it is health hazards to the society or general public. Thus safeguards for environment protection are inherent in this. The Supreme Court, while deciding the matter relating to carrying on trade of liquor in Cooverjee B. Bharucha Vs Excise commissioner, Ajmer (1954, SC 220) observed that, if there is clash between environmental protection and right to freedom of trade and occupation, the courts have to balance environmental interests with the fundamental rights to carry on any occupations. Public Interest Litigation under Article 32 and 226 of the constitution of India resulted in a wave of environmental litigation. The leading environmental cases decided by the Supreme Court includes case of closure of limestone quarries in the Dehradun region (Dehradun Quarrying case, AIR 1985 SC 652), the installation of safeguard at a chlorine plant in Delhi (M.C. Mehta V. Union of India, AIR 1988 SC 1037) etc. In Vellore Citizens Welfare Forum vs. Union of India (1996) 5 SCC 647, the Court observed that “the Precautionary Principle” and “the Polluter Pays Principle” are essential features of “Sustainable Development.” At local and village level also, Panchayats have been empowered under the constitution to take measures such as soil conservation, water management, forestry and protection of the environment and promotion of ecological aspect. Environment protection is part of our cultural values and traditions. In Atharvaveda, it has been said that “Man’s paradise is on earth; this living world is the beloved place of all; It has the blessings of nature’s bounties; live in a lovely spirit”. Earth is our paradise and it is our duty to protect our paradise. The constitution of India embodies the framework of protection and preservation of nature without which life cannot be enjoyed. The knowledge of constitutional provisions regarding environment protection is need of the day to bring greater public participation, environmental awareness, environmental education and sensitize the people to preserve ecology and environment.
Water not a Want but a Need Save Water Save Energy
ater water everywhere, not a drop to drink, was the starting line of the chapter "Water" in the science book, during my schooling. Our life has changed a lot, and we find technological advancements in every sphere of life. We have electronic gadgets everywhere around, which need electricity. When electricity is not available, they become useless but still we are able to live without them. But no one can even think of living without water for a day. At present the biggest need for the survival of life on the planet is to conserve water. Around the globe World Water Day is being observed on 22nd March since 1993. This day is primarily devoted to implement United Nations recommendations on clean drinking water, sustain safe drinking water facilities, conservation of water, sustaining fresh water bodies and to promote concrete activities within the countries regarding the world's fresh water resources. International World Water Day tries to remind people about the significance of fresh water and to promote sustainability for fresh water resources. Organizations all around the world use World Water day to promote awareness about clean water and sustainable aquatic habitats. Also as a day to focus public attention on the critical water issues of the present era. Moving towards Indian scenario, the country receives abundant amount of rain, but factors like increase in population, is among the main reasons of water scarcity to the country. Due to population increase, natural resources are consumed more. A large number of water bodies local ponds, lakes, rivers and reservoirs get polluted and depleted. At
present a considerable amount of water of the country's population lack access to safe drinking water. Also, Indian agriculture is rain fed. The goals and success of agriculture in India are based on availability of water, mostly rain water. Good amount of rain means a good crop harvest. Preserving rain water is must and ensuring that almost no toxic material present should get mixed with rain water, which can eventually pollute it as well as the water body in which it eventually flows. In the light of the above, it is a general understanding that, there is a need of water conservation in the country and the major issues with regard to water usage in India can be summed up as under:1. To ensure safe drinking water to rural and urban house holds 2. To sustain safe drinking water facilities. 3. The restoration/ clean water bodies both in villages and cities. 4. Water conservation. Every year, The World Water Day emphasizes on a different aspect of freshwater. This year the theme of the World Water Day is Water and Energy. As water and energy are related to each other and both are necessary for the survival of our planet. To generate energy particularly hydro electric and thermal power we need water resources. In order to keep the water and energy relationship alive, an emphasis needs to be placed on increasing the water conservation and to preserve the natural water bodies for energy production today as well as in future. There is also a need to increase the efficiency of water with regard to energy production.
To produce energy water is required and to provide water you need energy. Due to this inter-connection between water and energy, deficiency of any of the two creates problem for the other. If water resources, meant for the production of electricity get depleted, it will certainly cause a decrease in electricity generation. At present there is a tremendous need for appliances which are energy efficient, if appliances are able to save electric energy, it in turn means they are saving water. Many of us may think as to what an individual can do to conserve water, and this thinking of many of us leads to wastage of water daily. In today's world we are in a rat race to construct big house with lavish bathrooms, but we forget to think that without water they are useless. We go on using water more than what is required to us. We as individuals can at least use water in a proper manner in our homes and places of work. Many a times, water taps on road sides, are seen running and water is wasted, we pass without bothering to close it. We should think on these issues and try to conserve water in whatever way it is possible for us in our daily life. Use of electricity should also be limited to our need and not want; electric appliances should be used only when needed. One bulb will give us enough light, so what is the need to switch on multiple lights. We should make sure to minimize switching on lights and other electric appliances unnecessarily any time. With this we shall not only be able to conserve electricity but in turn we will also conserve water.
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