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Srinagar, Sep 13: According to the notification issued by the Service Selection Board, the objective type written test for the posts having basic qualification as 10+2 shall now be conducted on 17th September 2013. However the venues and the time (12 Noon to 3 PM) as already notified shall remain the same as per SSRB. The tests were earlier supposed to be held on 14th September 2013.

7th batch of Hajj pilgrims leaves for Madinah Srinagar, September 13: The 7th batch of 551 Hajj pilgrims including 305 male, 246 female embarked from Srinagar International Airport in two flights for the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. As many as 3849 Hajj pilgrims have left for Madinah Munwara till date. On the occasion, Director Airport Authority Srinagar, officers of District Administration Budgam and Executive Officer, State Hajj Committee, Srinagar were also present.

Saifullah approves appointment of 38 Munsiffs Srinagar, September 13: In order to fill up the posts of Munsiffs and Sub-Judges on fast-track basis in the newly established courts in the State, Minister for Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs, Mir Saifullah today accorded approval to the appointments of 38 candidates as Munsiffs. It may be mentioned that the Government has established 36 new Courts of different levels in the State to strengthen the network of judicial institutions to provide speedy justice to the people at their doorsteps.

Cloudburst hits Pulwama village, 1 killed Srinagar, September 13: A 20-year-old youth was killed and another injured in a cloudburst in Pulwama district of South Kashmir on Friday, police said. The cloudburst struck Bun Drabgam village resulting in the death of Hilal Ahmad Dar son of Abdul Rashid Dar and injuring another youth Mohammad Ashraf Dar son of Ali Mohammad Dar, both hailing from Bun Drabgam village, a police spokesman told GNS. The two persons were working in their fields when cloudburst hit the area, he said, adding the injured have been admitted to a hospital.

4 injured in Pahalgam accident Srinagar, September 13: Four person were injured when a Wagon-R bearing registration number Jk01G/2726 hit and injured them at Batekote, Pahalgam. All the injured were shifted to hospital for treatment.



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Authorities in Shopian gear up for the shifting of Gagran camp Process of identification for killed non Kashmiri begins

Srinagar, September 13: Though the order regarding the cabinet decision of replacing the CRPF by JKAP at Gagran camp is yet to reach to district authorities in Shopian, Police and Civil administration in the district began preparations for implementation of the order. Authorities held several rounds of meetings on Friday to identify the place where the CRPF personnel of the Gagran camp could be shifted. Reliable sources in the administration told KNS that it was likely that CRPF personnel would be accommodated in the police lines, however the process may

take a couple of days, as the administration was still waiting for the formal orders. ‘we have not received the orders as of now, but we have already began the preparations for the shifting of the personnel.’ a senior

placed Police Sources told KNS that all the nonstate labourers in the Shopian district were on Friday summoned by Police to identify the photograph of the fourth one killed in police firing whose identity was

Authorities held several rounds of meetings on Friday to identify the place where the CRPF personnel of the Gagran camp could be shifted. officer in the district administration wishing anonymity told KNS, adding that the Police Lines was being considered for the relocation of the CRPF personnel. Meanwhile highly

yet to be ascertained. The police according to sources was trying to establish the identity of the man whom CRPF has been maintaining was a militant. Sources however revealed to KNS that

Unabated killings alienating youth: Mehbooba Srinagar, September 13: The opposition PDP took out a protest march against the ruling National Conference and the government lead by Omar Abdullah alleging lawlessness and unabated killings of youth’ in the State. Lead by PDP president Mehbooba Mufti, several PDP legislators and hundreds of party workers carrying banners and placards marched from the party headquarters to Lal Chowk through Residency Road. They held a sit-in at Regal Chowk after the riot police stopped them. The opposition

party was demanding that the “killers” of Shopian, be identified and brought to justice. A large number of police-

men had cordoned off the road leading to the Clock Tower. Addressing party workers and legislators at Regal Chowk, Mehbooba alleged that there had been a breakdown in the system of governance

Kargil Hill Council to take oath on Sunday

Karbalaye nominated by congress for Chairmanship Srinagar, Sep 13: Day after NC-Congress Coordination committee broke the deadlock, Deputy Commissioners of Kargil has fixed Sunday for oath Ceremony where District and Sessions Judge of the district would administer oath to all the newly elected councilors. The oath ceremony would take place at 4 pm. A senior Congress Minster told KNS that senior party leader Asgar

Karbalaye has been nominated for the chairmanship of the council and he would be formally elected on Monday when all the councilors would hold first meeting. Karbalaye while confirming the development told KNS that the party leadership has already conveyed him about his nomination for the chairmanship of the council. ‘I have been informed about the decision and the See Kargil on Pg. 11

in the state and accused Omar of playing with the innocent lives. Asserting that Omar Abdullah-led government is “ruling Kashmiris through pellet guns and bullets,” the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti said “Kashmiris have become cannon fodder for Omar Abdullah to be in power. Terming the situation in the Valley as a matter of grave concern, Mehbooba said the government headed by NC is ruling the State, especially the Valley, “through the barrel of gun, pellet guns and See Mehbooba on Pg. 11

none of the non-state labourers identified the slain person. A senior Police officer however told KNS that the non local killed in the firing was a militant but the identification was part of a process to ensure transparency.According to police statement, Curfew was imposed in Shopain, Kulgam, Pulwama, Anantnag, Bijbihara towns and Kakpora. Protesters tried to disrupt normal life at Papchan, Naidkhai, Barsu, Maisuma and in some places in Baramulla district by pelting stones. Police exercised maximum restraint. 12 persons- 10 Police CRPF and 02 civilians were injured.

Most of South Kashmir continues to be under curfew Protests erupt after Friday prayers Srinagar, September 13: Protests erupted in some other parts of Kashmir Valley after Friday prayers in response to a call given by Hurriyat Conference Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani against Shopian killings. Meanwhile, curfew continued in various towns of South Kashmir including Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam, Anantnag and Bijbehara. Despite restrictions, peaceful protests were reported after Friday prayers in many areas of South Kashmir including Shopian and Pulwama. The protesters were shouting pro-freedom and antiIndia slogans. Police and paramilitary CRPF men wearing riot gears were deployed in

Srinagar, September 13: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah has asked Institute of Management, Public Administration and Rural Development (IMPARD) to sponsor all the students of Jammu and Kashmir qualifying preliminary examination of Indian Administrative Services (IAS) for further training outside the State to prepare for final examination. ‘You should support all the successful candidates of preliminary examination of IAS and help them

to receive further necessary training, if they are willing, in the reputed and recognized Institutes outside the State so that they

Most of the separatist leaders under house detention Police Friday foiled Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front’s protest march against Shopian killings and arrested its chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik when he tried to proceed towards Clock Tower in Lal Chowk Srinagar. Most of other senior separatist leaders including the chairmen of both factions of Hurriyat Conference- Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Shabir Ahmad Shah and Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai were put under house arrest. Police sources said they will continue to re-

main under house arrest till Saturday evening. Malik and his party activists were detained by police near Food Street after they led hundreds of people in a march towards Clock Tower. The other detained JKLF activists include Muhammad Yousf Naqash, Shabir Ahmed Dar, Muhammad Yasin Bhat, Ahsan Untoo, Syed Nisar, Prof Abdul Rashid Bhat, Gayus-u-Din, Shabir Ahmed Makyai and Noor Muhammad Kalwal. Police used batons to chase away other protesters, leading to violent clashes, but none was injured. Police used tear smoke shells to disperse the youth who

Info-security becomes critical as banking turns complex: Chairman Srinagar, September 13:

and add value to the discussions already happening across the in-

places and people were not allowed to venture out. However, peaceful protest demonstrations were witnessed in many villages in Shopian, Pulwama and Kulgam. Late in afternoon, the clashes turned violent at See Curfew on Pg. 11

Vyas presents resume of IMPARD functioning

Police foils Malik’s ‘sit-in’

Srinagar, September 13:

Shopian, Kulgam, Kaimoh, Pulwama and Kakapora townships and some other adjoining villages to foil any attempts of protests by locals, reports said. They said police and CRPF had erected barricades and bunkers at many

Sponsor all IAS preliminary exam qualifiers to higher training: Omar to IMPARD

J&K Bank hosts forum on information security

We the bankers, run our business for profitability and uninterrupted growth. We must be on guard always against the unpredictable, both physical and virtual enemy whose sole aim is to interfere with and disrupt our security systems. I hope this forum of Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) from across the banking fraternity would engage in serious deliberations on such vital issue facing the banking industry for two days


dustry. Mushtaq Ahmad, See Chairman on Pg. 11

resorted to heavy stone pelting. Malik had appealed people to march towards Lal Chowk against the Shopian killings. JKLF has strongly condemned the police action. A JKLF spokesman said the group had planned to organize a peaceful sit-in at Lal Chowk to seek world attention towards the unresolved Kashmir issue and the "grave human rights violations" being perpetrated on the people of the state. "The Shopian killings are a glaring example of how innocents are being killed by Inidan troopers with impunity," he said. See Police foils on Pg. 11

prepare in a better way to qualify the final examination’, he told IMPARD and said that J&K youth are second to none in talent.

He said they could prove their mettle at national and international stages if provided opportunity and See Omar on Pg. 11

Shopian Firing incidents

Separatists term enquiry orders a gimmick Demand arrest of CRPF personnel

Srinagar, September 13: Rejecting the Enquiry ordered by state Government in Shopian Firing incidents that resulted in the death of five persons, Separatist leaders Friday said that Government was misleading people and the international community by ordering such enquiries. While doubting its (Govt’s) intentions behind the move, these leaders said that ordering enquires after the ‘bloodshed’ has become a common practice for the government and the pro-

cess has always proved futile and resultless. ‘This is a very clear case of murder. CRPF shoot four people in broad day light. What is the fun of holding the enquiry into it.’’ Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani told KNS, adding that now the congress itself is admitting that the fourth one who was branded earlier as militant was a laborer. Geelani demanded that the CRPF personnel who opened fire should immediately be arrested and an FIR should See Separatists on Pg. 11

BAR administers oath to newly elected body Srinagar, September 13: Election Commission of the Bar Association administered the oath of office to the newly elected members of the Bar Association at Sadder court Bar Complex Srinagar. The oath was administered by Syed Manzoor Advocate, Chairman of the Election commission of the Bar Association and almost all the lawyers participated in the oath ceremony. Immediately after the oath ceremony was over, an

emergency meeting of the newly Elected executive members was held in the Sadder Court Bar complex itself, under the Chairmanship of Adv. Mian Abdul Qayoom President, where some important matters concerning the Bar came under discussion and certain decisions relating to the grievances of the lawyers were immediately taken. The Executive Committee paid homage to Abdul Rashid Gazi of People’s League whose dead body

was recovered at Kreeri Pattan on 12th of September 2013 under mysterious circumstances. The members also condemned the killing of Mohammad Rafiq Sumo Driver at Shopian who was killed by CRPF on 11th of September 2013 without any rhyme or reason when he was going back to his home for taking his daughter, who was ailing, for treatment to a Doctor. The members expressed their solidarity with the See Oath on Pg. 11


be lodged against them and produced in the court of law. ‘’ We know that they will pressurize the witnesses also to shield the culprits but still we demand their arrest and an FIR against the erring CRPF personnel’’. Geelani while showing distress on the situation said that it was painful to see Rafiq Hussain’s widow holding the minor daughter in her lap yet the government was playing with the sentiments of people. Geelani also rejected the Cabinet decision of replacing the CRPF at Gagran camp by the Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police and said that relocating camps and shifting personnel here and there would not make any difference to the prevailing situation. “This is an occupation and unless you don’t remove these camps altogether nothing would happen.’’ Added Geelani .He said that the draconian laws like AFSPA, PSA etc. provide an excuse to forces for spreading terror and killings. Meanwhile Chairman of the other faction of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umer Farooq also rejected the move saying the government was actually trying to buy time. “Shopian incident is not an isolated one, what they finally do is ordering an enquiry without any outcome.’’ Mirwaiz told KNS, adding that government must remove the camps from all the populated areas. He said that these people were killed in the broad day light and was an ‘open and shut’ case, he however said that the enquiry should be conducted impartially and independently. Mirwaiz further said that his faction of hurriyat has shot letters to various ambassadors camping in New formal election would take place on Monday when all Delhi to apprise them of the situation in the state. the councillors would meet for the first time.’’ Mirwaiz also castigated government for not allowing Karbalaye told KNS. He added that the claim for the him to offer Friday prayers and said that such restricformation of the council has already been staked by tions were unacceptable. He said that the hurriyat congress on 5th of September and added that with leaders were planning to visit Shopian in the coming National Conference having withdrawn their claim, days. there was no need for congress to renew the claim. In the meantime Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Mohamamd Yasin Malik who was arrested in Lal Chowk area on Friday morning during his Soon after the detention of Malik and his associates attempt of holding dharna in lal Chowk against the

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The tenders should be addressed to the Executive Engineer, Mechanical, SKIMS, Soura, Srinagar. Earnest money in shape of CDR/FDR as indicated above from any Nationalized/scheduled bank pledged to CAO, SKIMS, Medical College and Hospital, Bemina, Srinagar should accompany the tender, without which the tender/s shall be rejected. The detailed tender documents can be had from the office of the Executive Engineer, Mechanical, SKIMS, and from Director's office as well during office hours on any working day from 10/09/2013 to 01/10/2013 against requisite tender document cost (Non-refundable) in shape of bank draft pledged to CAO, SKIMS, Medical College and Hospital, Bemina payable at Srinagar (J&K). The tender Opening Committee of SKIMS reserves the right to accept or reject any tender/s without assigning any reason thereof. No: SIMS 139 EX-262/13-1050-57 Dated: 10-09-2013 Sd/- Executive Engineer DIPJK-NB: 1528 Mechanical, SKIMS

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Whereas a joint application has been received from Shri Farooq Ahmad Malla S/o Ali Mohammad Malla R/o Paty Bamloora Ganderbal (as Transferor) and Shri Hilal Ahmad Dar S/o Khazir Mohammad Dar R/o Takeel Lama Safapora Ganderbal (as Transferee) for transfer of Tipper Carriage route permit No. 11941/KP Covering vehicle No. JK01M-9391. Now, Therefore, it is notified for general information that objections, if any to the proposed transfer of the said route permit/vehicle shall be filed in writing in the office of the Regional Transport Officer, Kashmir within a period of seven days from the date of publication of this notice. Seller and Purchaser identified by the authorised representative of M/s Naz Tpt. Company namely Mr. Altaf Ahmad. No: JK RTOK 5031 Sd/- Regional Transport Officer Dated: 13-09-2013 Kashmir

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Office of the Chief Engineer PMGSY (JKRRDA) Jammu Fresh Notice Inviting e-Tenders e-NIT No:-CEJ/PMGSY/225 of 2013-14 Dated: 06/09/2013

Chief Engineer PMGSY (JKRRDA) Jammu on behalf of The Governor of J&K State, invites Fresh e-tenders on item rate basis from approved and eligible Contractors registered with J&K State Govt, CPWD, Railways or equivalent and other State Govts up to 2.00 PM on 04-10-2013 for each of the following works including Defect Liability & Maintenance Period of five years after construction. PMGSY is fully funded by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India (Except for Maintenance Part, to be borne by the State Government). S. N o

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Construction and Maintenance of balance work of road from Kangloo to Pachound, Block Dudu, PhaseVI, Stage IInd, Package No. JK14-88 District Udhampur. Construction and Maintenance of balance work of road from Plassian to Bainsta, Block Ramnagar, Phase VI, Stage IInd, Package No. JK14-89 District Udhampur. (i) Restoration of road from Batote to Rakhjarog (Sunken Portion) by way of Providing crated Protection work (ii) Construction and Maintenance of road from Batote to Rakhjerog road, Phase VIII, Stage IInd, Block Ramban, Package No. JK04- 197, District Ramban Construction and Maintenance of road from Chanderkote Power, House to Rajgarh road, Stage IInd, Phase VIII, Block Ramban, Package No. JK04196, District Ramban Construction and Maintenance of road from Perthmulla Tungali to Jabbar, Stage IInd, Phase VIII, Block Gool, Package No. JK14-368, District Ramban. Construction and Maintenance of Three no. roads :i) Jabta to Challani, Package No. JK05-97, Block Purmandal, Stage IInd ii) Nadore to Kore Jagir, Package No. JK05-98, Block Purmandal iii) Kahpota to Upper Slay, Package No. JK05-99, Block Dansal, Stage IInd, Phase VIII, District Jammu.






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I have lost my 12 class marks certificat e bearing R o l l N o . 2 11 4 4 1 Session: 2012 somewhere. Now I have applied for its duplicate. Anybody having any objection regarding this may produce the same to BOSE Sub Office Budgam within seven days from the date of publication of this notice. After that no objection will be entertained. Gulzar Ahmad Ganaie S/o Gh. Mohd. Ganaie R/o Kanira BNA

Sub: Yearly maintenance contract (for repairs/replacements) to Hot water Generators at SKIMS, MC&H, Bemina For and on behalf of the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir State, sealed tenders affixed with Rs.5/- revenue stamps are invited for subject job from registered firms/agencies having experience in hot water generator maintenance or steam boiler maintenance. The tender documents shall be issued to the applicants against submission of following documents. i. Latest Tax Clearance certificate. ii. Valid registration certificate with TIN NO. iii. Relevant experience certificate. The brief details of tender requirements is as under:-

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Chairman and CEO J&K Bank said this during his welcome address in a Two-day ‘CISO Forum Meet’ held here at the bank’s corporate headquarters. Underlining the importance of security in banking, he referred to the first speech made by Governor RBI, Dr. Raghuram Rajan in which the governor stressed upon the need of developing and improving the technology and security infra structure of banks. “From ledger to desktop and mobile banking, the banking has undergone phenomenal change. Information security becomes critical as banking turns more complex. We have to meet these growing challenges and stay ahead of minds with propensity towards frauds, crime and chaos”, he said. The meet, hosted by J&K Bank, was convened by Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDBRT). Director IDBRT Sambhamurthi, COO IDBRT Patrik Kishore, J&K Bank Executive Presidents Abdul Hamid Banday and O P Sharma, Presidents, Vicepresidents, officers besides CISO’s from various public and private sector banks from across the country were present on the occasion.




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members of the bereaved family and assured them of all possible help in bringing the culprits to book who are responsible of the killing of Mohammad Rafiq. The members described the appointment of Deputy Commissioner Shopian as an inquiry officer for conducting the inquiry in the killing of four innocent persons of Shopian as an eye wash and demanded that FIR with regard to the killing of these four innocent youth be registered in the concerned police station and the CRPF personnel responsible for the killing be arrested and prosecuted and punished in the court of law.



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I have lost my 12 class marks certificate bearing Roll No. 211511 Session: 2012 somewhere. Now I have applied for its duplicate. Anybody having any objection regarding this may produce the same to BOSE Sub Office Budgam within seven days from the date of publication of this notice. After that no objection will be entertained. Firdous Ahmad Mir S/o Gh. Ahmad Mir R/o Rapoora




Shopian Killings said that the government was befooling people by ordering enquires into the firing incidents involving the civilian killings. ‘ ‘We have been witnessing it since 1990. Even this year, they killed boys in Bandipora and then branded them as militants, then killed another in Baramulla, then Hajin, Gool and other places. Tell me which enquiry has produce results.’’ Asked Malik. He told KNS that the process was a futile one and was serving only the interests of government.



guidance appropriately. The Chief Minister was receiving brief at the 12th meeting of Executive Council of J&K IMPARD here on Friday. In a detailed PowerPoint presentation, Director General IMPARD, B.B. Vyas presented resume of the functioning of Institute and referred to new initiatives taken to upgrade and improve the performance of the Institute. He said as many as 250 annual programmes of four different natures are being presently conducted in the Institute which include foundation training for KAS qualifiers, capacity building for Panchayat members and refresher courses for in service officers. He said IMPARD is provided training to 80 KAS aspirants at its Srinagar centre and 80 at Jammu centre presently.

pepper grenades.” Mehbooba said more than 1000 youth have been arrested after the latest cycle of unrest gripped the Valley and the “arrests have become commercial activity for the cadres of NC and some police officials.” “Hefty sums are demanded from the families of arrested youth in lieu of releasing them,” she said, adding, “Youngsters bailed out by courts are being framed in other cases to extort money from their families.” “Many civilians lost life due to use of poisonous pepper gas while several youth lost eyesight after being hit by pellets,” she added. Omar Abdullah’s government, Mehbooba said, is pushing Kashmiris to the wall and youth are forced to pick up arms due to “suppressive and oppressive” policies of the government. Mehbooba said the situation is “going back to square one” in the Valley “due to follies and blunders of the government.” She said that,“mainstream parties are once again abhorred by the masses.” The PDP chief also castigated the State Government for putting pro-freedom leaders like Syed Ali Shah Geelani under house arrest and did not allow him even to offer Friday prayers. “Is Indian sovreignity so feeble that it would shake instantly if the State Government would allow Geelani to offer Friday prayers? Mehbooba Mufti said that Omar Abdulllah is harping on the revocation of AFSPA while the fact is that Jammu and Kashmir police did come in the ambit of this draconian law. “I want to ask the Chief Minister did he ever take any action against the guilty cop who was found involved in the killing of innocent people. What about the Aaloochi Bagh incident? What about Tufail Matoo, Wamiq Farooq?” She asked. She said that when Omar Abdullah was sure that people in Kishtwar would open a front against him, he forced a Minister to resign and made him a scapegoat. “This government is a total failure which is sucking the blood of common people,” she said.





Shopian when a group of youth pounced on a cop and beat him severely. The injured cop identified as Tariq Ahmad Bhat was immediately shifted to Hospital for treatment, official sources told GNS. They said that that five persons suffered minor injuries in clashes that erupted in other areas of Shopian including Bungam, Gagran, Memendar. Reports reaching Global News Service (GNS) said that soon after Friday prayers scores of Kashmir University students chanted profreedom and anti-India slogans. Similarly, scores of youth took to streets at Kadi Kadal and Saraf Kadal in Old City against the Shopian innocent killings. “However Police and CRPF men deployed in the area dispersed the protesting people. A minor stone pelting clash was also reported in the area,” reports said, adding that no one was injured in the incident. “Police exercised maximum restraint and chased away the stone-pelters,” a Police official told GNS. Reports of similar peaceful protests were also received from Bus Stand Baramulla, Khanpora Bridge, Main Chowk Sopore, Naidkhai Sumbal in Bandipora and Jamia Masjid Kupwara against the Shopian Killings. A protest rally was taken out from Central Jamia Masjid Srinagar led by JKLF (H) Chairman Javaid Ahmad Mir against the innocent killings by Indian security forces in Shopian and other parts of the Valley. Hurriyat (G) Chairman, Syed Ali Shah Geelani had called for peaceful protests after Friday prayers against the consequent killing of innocent civilians in Shopian. Meanwhile, authorities on Friday placed chairmen of both the factions of Hurriyat Conference under house arrest. “He (Geelani Sahab) was not even allowed to offer the Friday prayers. In fact more policemen were deployed outside his (Hyderpora) residence,” said Ayaz Akbar, spokesman of Hurriyat Conference (G). He said even as the octogenarian leader was allowed to offer prayers on few Fridays in 2012, “this year he was not allowed to offer Friday prayer ever since he returned to Valley from New Delhi in March.” Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was also placed under house arrest and barred from addressing Friday congregation at historic Jamia Masjid here.

violent clashes broke out in Maisuma. Youth resorted to heavy stone pelting and attacked police and CRPF men deployed in the locality. Police fired tear smoke shells to disperse the youth. The clashes continued for hours. Police cordoned the area to flush out the stone pelters. Meanwhile, most of the other separatist leaders were put under house arrest. Sources said that heavy contingents of police arrived at the residences of the separatist leaders Thursday evening and asked them not to leave their homes. “We were having apprehensions of breach of peace and that is why the separatists were confined to their homes,” a senior police officer said in Srinagar. He added that their house arrest will continue till Sunday. “It will continue till Sunday in view of the strike call,” the officer said.

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Mr. Vyas said that facilities like website, computerization and digitalization of library, video conferencing, infrastructure development, construction of bore well, ATM facility and biometric attendance are being put in place in the two centres of IMPARD. He said 14 new creations have been notified to give strength to the faculty of the Institute.


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1. The Bidding documents can be downloaded from the website from 06.55 P.M on 06-09-2013 to 03-10-2013 (5.00PM). 2. a The Bids shall be deposited in electronic format on the website From 05.00 PM on 13-09-2013 to 02.00 PM on 04-10-2013.The bids received will be opened at 10.00 AM on 05-10-2013. If the office happens to be closed on the date of opening of the bids as specified, the bids will be opened on the next working day at the same time and venue. 2b The complete bidding process will be on line. 2c A Pre bid meeting will be held on 13-09-2013 at 12.00 Noon in the Office of Chief Engineer PMGSY (JKRRDA) Jammu to clarify the issues and to answer questions on any matter that may be raised at that stage as stated in Clause 9 of instruction to bidders of the Bidding documents. 3. Important note:-Any information provided on the format other than those prescribed in the section 3 of SBD shall not be accepted and the bid shall be treated non responsive out rightly. 4. It is for the information of all the prospective bidders that “All firms/Companies” engaged in Civil Construction works shall enter into the tendering process only through their Managing Directors or Directors or General Managers or Proprietor or Partner of their firm forming Part of their establishment(s). No, private party can be nominated as their authorized signatory for entering into any contract of “PMGSY works.” 5. For further complete details kindly visit our website Sd/- Chief Engineer, PMGSY (JKRRDA) Jammu Signature and Designation of the Authority Inviting tenders DIPJK: 7494 For and on behalf of the Governor J&K State

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Omar for high market oriented courses in educational institutions SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 13 Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah today received brief on the functioning of Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah (BGSB)University at the 3rd review meeting, he chaired here. Omar Abdullah who is also the Chancellor of the University highlighted the need for producing boys and girls of high excellence and high market demand from the University by offering subjects of present day need to them in the University academic programmes. The Minister for Hajj and Auqaf, Peerzada Mohammad Syeed, Minister for Higher Education, Mohammad Akbar Lone, versity spelt out the road map for the holisture development and academic excellence Minister of State for Higher Education, Dr. tic and comprehensive development of the since its inception in 2005. Manohar Lal, Vice Chancellor BGSB UniUniversity and said that befitting measures It was stated that the University versity Prof. I.A Hamal, Principal Secretary have been put in place to make the residen- provides M.Phil and Ph.D. courses in ComPlanning B.R. Sharma, Principal Secretary tial BGSB University a centre of academic puter Sciences, Information Technology, Finance B.B. Vyas, Secretary Higher Educaexcellence and seat of learning. Botany, Zoology, Biotechnology, Appliedtion, Mushtaq Ahmad, Secretary Technical In a PowerPoint presentation, DepMathematics, Arabic and Management Education, Parvaiz Malik, Registrar BGSB uty Registrar of the University, Suneet GupStudies. Besides the University also offers University M.R. Choudhary and various seta stated that BGSB University has shown Post Graduate programmes in Masters in nior officers were present the meeting. LoneinNews Agency Kangan KhaninNews Agency Ganderbal encouraging growth both the infrastrucComputer Application, Master of Science in The Vice-Chancellor of the Uni- Soura Gulzar News Agency Zahid Book Depot Chadoora

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3-day LIFF begins in Leh with great enthusiasm

Jora appeals film makers to consider Ladakh for their future projects

for cooperation and collaboration between Indian and Chile. Dr. Abdullah briefed his counterpart on the energy situation in India and India’s plans to add over 30 GW of renewable energy to its energy mix in the next 5 years alone. He also dwelt on the success of the wind programme as well as the significant cost reductions in solar energy through the Jawahar Lal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM). Mr Bunster informed Dr. Abdullah that Chile

desire to set up a 50 MW Solar thermal generating capacity in the north of the country. Dr. Abdullah offered India’s support and expertise to Chile in setting up renewable projects. He offered the services of Indian experts and institutions like Centre for Wind Energy, Solar Energy Centre, Alternate Hydro Energy Centre for resource assessment of renewable energy sources, training of personnel and also prepara-

eral meeting with the Foreign Minister, Mr Alfredo Moreno Charme. The two ministers discussed a variety of issues of bilateral interest including the proposed visit of the Chilean president to India in October. Dr. Abdullah also met Jorge Pizzaro, the President of the Chilean Senate. He also addressed a meeting of the UN ECLAC in Santiago where he offered India’s fullest support to the entire region in development of renewable energy.

ganized by Minister for Urban Development, Nawang Rigzin Jora, veteran Bollywood lyricist and filmmaker Gulzar and Chief Executive Councillor, LAHDC, Leh Rigzin Spalbar today at Sindhu Sanskriti Kendra Leh amid galaxy of personalities from all walks of life. The 3-day festival being organized for second consecutive year features an elaborate programme ranging from screening famous inter-

Wani reviews functioning of PMGSY Says road connectivity vital for socio-economic growth


Minister for Roads & Buildings Mr. Abdul Majid Wani chaired a meeting of the Governing Body of J&K State Rural Roads Development Agency which was convened here today to review the implementation and the status of various on-going projects under the Central Government’s Flagship Programme namely Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY). Chief Secretary, Mr. Mohammad Iqbal Khandey, Commissioner Secretary, R&B Mrs Tanveer Jehan, Commissioner Secretary, Forests, Sheikh Aijaz Iqbal, Commissioner Secretary, Revenue Mr, Vinod Koul, Commissioner Secretary, Rural Development, Mr. Farooq Peer, Director Budget, Mr. Mohammad Ishac Wani , Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Mr. Abhay Kumar, Director Centrally Sponsored Schemes, Planning and Development Department, Mr. S S Jamwal and Chief Engineers PMGSY Kashmir, Jammu were present in the meeting.While highlighting the importance of road connectivity in the rural areas, the Minister said that better roads are vital for ensuring all round development and improving the socio-economic conditions of the rural folk. He said the road communication always proves a strong backbone for

the village population which provide easy accessibility to them with their counterparts living in other parts of the area. Owing to this, the Government has been giving focused attention to strengthen this vital sector and during the past over one decade a remarkable progress has been registered in developing the rural road infrastructure.

Expressing satisfaction on the performance of the Agency, the Minister directed for judicious use of funds and maintaining quality of works strictly as per the specifications laid down by the Government. He sought strict action against the defaulter contractors and directed for blacklisting those

who do not honour the projects allotted to them. He emphasized the need for close coordination among the agencies involved in the implementation of PMGSY Programme for achieving the better results. He stressed for early settlement of land acquisition and forest clearance cases for ensuring timely completion of proj-

ects.The meeting was informed about the phase-wise physical and financial details of PMGSY projects. As many as 2038 projects with 10506 Kilometres road length at an estimated cost of Rs. 5486.14 crore covering 2184 habitations were taken-up under Phase I to IX.

Malhotra condoles demise of Mughal road accident victims SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 13: Chairman Legislative Council, Amrit Malhotra has expressed his deep sorrow and grief over the death of 4 people in a tragic road accident that took place on the Mughal Road, the other day. He has extended his sympathies with the bereaved families, including that of Ch. Liyakat an employee of the Legislative Council who’s brother was also amongst the victims. In a condolence meeting which was held in the Council premises under the chairmanship of Malhotra, which was attended by the officers and officials of the Council Secretariat the rich tributes were paid to the departed souls and two-minute silence was observed as a mark of respect to the deceased. The employees extended their sympathies with the bereaved families.

Police Public Mela postponed

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 13: According to Police Headquarters spokesman, the 23rd Police Public Mela, which was scheduled to be held at Bakshi Stadium Srinagar onSeptember 15, 2013 has been postponed in view of unfavorable weather conditions. Next date for organizing the Mela would be announced later.

Feroz inaugurates 2-days Zonal Seminar at NIT SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 13: Minister of State for Education, Science and Technology, Feroz Ahmed Khan today inaugurated a 2-day Diamond Jubilee Zonal Seminar on Leveraging LCT for Growth and Development of J&K at National Institute of Technology, Hazaratbal.The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) in association with NIT, Srinagar organised the seminar in which eminent academicians, engineers and technocrats attended.During the 2-days, 4 technical sessions would be conducted and there would also be invited talks from eminent professionals and selected paper presentations from experts in this field from all over the country.

IT, Master of Science in Applied Mathematics, MBA in Financial Management, M.A Arabic, B.Tech Programmes in Electronics and Communication, Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology, Civil, Electrical and Renewable Energy. The meeting was informed that a Solar Park is coming up at the University Campus at a cost of Rs. 2.7 crores. The Vice-Chancellor and the Management of the University expressed gratitude to the Chief Minister for getting the proposal of Solar Park for the University sanctioned speedily at the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy headed by Dr. Farooq Abdullah. It was also mentioned in the meeting that various reputed companies have employed 48 passing out students of the University which include 16 under Udaan Programme. The enrolment of the students in the University has gone up from 95 in 2005 to 1915 in 2013. The number of books has gone to 25,012, journals 90 and e-journals to 5,000.

national, national and local films and documentaries of selected films. To inspire the Ladakhi filmmakers, selected local films under special Ladakh section are also being screened. Nawang Rigzin Jora in his address expressed immense pleasure and joy over organizing such an important and successful event for second year in succession, and he felt that Ladakh being chosen as the venue for such international film festival is a matter of great pride for J&K in general and Ladakh in particular. Minister said, Cinema in general had great impact on Ladakh’s economy in terms of attracting tourists in large number particularly after the film “3 Idiots” which was shot in Ladakh, and great film personalities like Gulzar, Aparna Sen, Vishal Bharadwaj and Rakysh Om Prakash visiting this region only reinforces such development. He expressed hope that the

filmmakers would continue to consider Ladakh an ideal place for shooting their forthcoming projects, which he said would ultimately help in the growth of Ladakh’s economy. He expressed gratitude for having such an important event organized in Ladakh by a team led by Melvyn, the festival director.On the occasion CEC LAHDC Leh ,Rigzin Spalbar speaking high of holding the film festival here for the second consecutive year with special focus on conservation of local fragile environment urged upon the filmmakers to choose this as an important theme in their future ventures. The other objective of holding the LIFF here is an attempt to bring Ladakh on the map of world tourist destination so as to make it an important destination for national and international filmmakers besides it is for the local aspirants to learn a great deal from such experiences, he added.

Rich ethnic diversity of Kargil displayed at cultural evening KARGIL, SEPTEMBER 13: As part of the 2-day Kargil Cultural Festival organized by J&K Academy of Art, Culture & Languages, groups of local artists Thursday evening presented rich ethnic diversity of Kargil in a jam packed auditorium here. As many as 36 artists clad in traditional costumes performed Balti, Dardi and Purgi folk music and dance items to the delight of the audience who greeted each performance with applause. The cultural evening followed the inauguration in the morning of the 7-day All India Painting Camp, the first ever held in Kargil, in which 14 artists from different parts of the country, besides J&K, are participating. Artists from the valley of Garkone belonging to the Dard ethnic tribe presented song and dance items highlighting the race as brave, hardworking and the one that never compromises on self esteem and the tribe’s migration from the valleys of Gilgit, Naagar and Hunza. The Purgi culture was represented by artists from Bodh Kharboo who presented songs and dances of joy, hope and peace. The Balti folk performances, presented by artists from Balti village of Hardass, depicted love and praise of a poet for his beloved as well as prayers for the health and prosperity of the people in the river valleys. The programme was anchored by Aijaz Hussain Munshi who gave historical and cultural background of the ethnic groups represented in different cultural presentations. The audience praised the performances of the artists and appreciated the efforts of the Academy for successfully organizing a wonderful cultural evening.

Workshop on RNTCP held at SKIMS SRINAGAR, SEPT 13 Zonal operational research workshop, North Zone RNTCP was organised by centre by central T.B Division Government of India in collaboration with Sher-iKashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Srinagar and T.B cell Directorate of Health Service, Kashmir at SKIMS Auditoriums here today.Threadbare discussions were made on the subject and guidelines were issued to the Medical officers who were present in the workshop. The experts highlighted the efforts of RNTCP in the workshop it was also disclosed in the workshop that Medical Collage involvement has been largely successful and efforts were made for sensitization of cause in private sector. The Direc-

tor, Health Service, Kashmir has also thread lights on preventation of T.B and stressed proper T. B diagnose and case management reduce T. B transmission and he also exhorted to address the problems of emergence of drag resistant T.B. He said that the all information should be completed for all T. B cases in valley.The total number 50 experts from Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Panjab, Chandigarh, Utter Pardesh, Uttaranchal Pardesh and New Delhi also participated in the workshop and discussed objectives of the workshop. The workshop was attended by Ex. HOD, Medicines, Chairman, National Task Force, Chairman North Zone OR, Committee, Director, Health Service, Kashmir and State T. B. officer.

Floriculture training programme concluded at Bandipora

BANDIPORA, SEPTEMBER 13: Two days training programme for progressive flower growers organised by Krishi Vigyan Kendra Bandipora in collaboration with the Department of Floriculture concluded here today. In all, 27 flower growers of District Bandipora who participated in the programme were educated about the utilization of modern production technology for improving quality and quantity of produce. The experts on the occasion laid major thrust on Post Harvest management, Packaging and market intelligence for harvesting maximum benefits from the produce. Among others, Programme Coordinator KVK Bandipora experts of the Kendra and Floriculture Department delivered lectures during the training programme.



March 21-April 19

You might feel like doing something different today, Aries. Everyone needs a break from the regular grind and this is a good time to try something new. Perhaps you feel like varying your routine. If this is your day off, you might spend the day doing whatever strikes your fancy. Try a new wardrobe style. Go to a movie. Do something to spice up your life today.

Taurus April 20-May 20

Start your day writing in a journal, Taurus. This provides an avenue to communicate and connect with your inner being. Things you need to do, ambitions, and even challenges can appear while you’re writing, providing a map that you can follow. Even if starting is difficult, stick with it. The words will come if you give it a chance. It can make your day much easier.

Gemini May 21-June 21

You might find it hard to get going, Gemini. Taking direction could rub you the wrong way, especially if you’re set on doing something different. Communicate your ideas and how you want to approach things rather than let irritation get to you. Your approach will be better received if you leave emotions out of it. You may even get kudos for staying calm and collected.

Cancer June 22-July 22

You might feel cheerful and generous today, Cancer. Helping others will probably suit you, and matters will move along smoothly. If there are outstanding projects from earlier, tackle them first. It’s an opportune time to get caught up on challenges. Don’t hesitate to lend a hand if you’re approached or notice someone in need. This will benefit them as well as you.


July 23-August 22 Make an effort to connect with someone you miss today, Leo. Even if it feels painful at first, you’ll feel a lot better once you do. Pick up the phone, write a note, or send an email. Let the person know you miss and care about him or her. Expressing yourself is often far better than stuffing your feelings. The person may be missing you just as much.


August 23-September 22

Today may be a time of heightened reasoning and judgment for you, Virgo. What a great way to get things done! Pull out unfinished projects and get going. Tackle issues or problems that have surfaced recently by facing them directly. Make the most of this day’s energy by thinking about ways to do things more efficiently. Be confident that you can handle anything.


September 23-October 23 Feed your mind today, Libra. The day’s energy supports growth and expansion, so why not see about learning about something you’re interested in? Challenge yourself by reading or taking a class. There are plenty of online subjects to engage you. Find something that interests you that you can do in your own time.


October 24-November 21 You’re more into socializing today than anything else, Scorpio. This could be great providing you don’t have a heavy workload. See who’s available and go for it. If you need to get something done, you’ll have to resist the temptation to chat too long. Use breaks for this and keep your focus on getting done what you’ve taken on. There’s always the evening to get together with friends.

Sagittarius November 22-December 21

You may find it hard to admit that you can’t do everything, Sagittarius. There are some jobs that you aren’t cut out to do. Why pretend when a better option would be to delegate the task to someone else? If you don’t feel a strong connection with something or someone, don’t force it. Pretending that you’re capable of something will only cause frustration for you and everyone else.

Capricorn December 22-January 19

Don’t be surprised if you’re pensive, Capricorn. It’s one of those days when daydreaming can happen more readily. Your imagination may also be at a peak. Rather than fighting this so you can be more productive, jot your ideas down. It may be to your advantage, as better and innovative ways of doing things can pop into your mind. Take time to ponder. It can bring great results.

Aquarius January 20-February 18

Chatting with your loved ones may be more appealing to you today than any other day, Aquarius. It may be important to curb this desire if there are many things that need your attention. If you’re at home, don’t spend all your time on the phone or loafing. Consider tending first to things that need to get done. Socializing will be far more enjoyable without guilty feelings about what you should be doing.


February 19-March 20 Pisces, you can expect to feel a little more energetic today. In fact, you may run circles around everyone. What a great way to start the day. Head out with the confidence that you can easily handle anything that comes your way. Take time to enjoy the company of others as much as possible. If there are meetings on the agenda, handle them right away.

Editorial/Opinion The Daily

Zabarwan Times Saturday, 14 September 2013

Frequent shut downs and strikes, destroying the economy


nce again the politics of strikes and hartals has come to the fore to further destroy the already meek and fragile economy of Jammu & Kashmir. There is hardly any week which passes off without any hartal call given either by separatists or the employees of the state. One cannot understand how these hartals and strikes are going to help in getting Kashmir issue resolved or helping the cause of employees. Beyond doubt there is a group of employees who are at the verge of retirement and they by hook or crook want to get the retirement age increased upto 60 years. But these people do not understand that the increase in their retirement age will bleak the future of over seven lac unemployed youths amongst whom some one and a half lac are going to over aged with next few years. Moreover there is an economic crunch in the whole country which is passing through a very crucial period of instability in the economic field. The whole dependence of the state is on central assistance and it will not be possible for the central government to bear the additional burden to help the state in raising the age limit. The separatists on the other hand have once again resorted to old tactics of frequent hartals though, it is known to them that only two years back they compelled the Vallyites for nearly half a year of hartals and strikes but to no avail. Those six months plunged the state into the economic darkness and everybody had to pay dearly during those six months. The Kashmir problem is a political one and it needs a political approach so that a solution is amicably carved out which will be acceptable to all stake holders including the people of Jammu & Kashmir. But it is not possible to get results through day to day hartals and strikes. These tactics only will weaken the state as well the general people who may again revolt as they did in 2010 when they refused to give any heed to the strike calls of separatists at the end of those six long months of economic destruction and instability. It will the fitness of the things if the employees and the separatists think beyond their own interests and keep the interests of general masses in view as they have been the worst sufferers during these shut downs, pen down strikes and hartals.



Saturday, 14 September 2013



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hangar is a famous village in Nowshera Tehsil located exactly on the border. The line of actual control passed through this village. This village came in the limelight during Indo-Pak War (1947-48) when Indian forces fought with determination, courage and defended the area from the enemy. At this vary place, Brigadier Mohammad Usman of Indian Forces laid his life for the Country. Jhangar is also known for the Dera which has been established by a great Saint Baba Beeram Shah Ji Dutt. During 17th Century, the 6th Guru Ji had sent number of Saints from Punjab towards the mountainous ranges and foot hills of Peer-Panchal for spreading of Sikh-ism and teachings of Guru Ji. One of such Saint was Baba Beeram Shah Ji Dutt of Sialkote (Pakistan) who established his Dera at Jhahghar and remained visiting Nowshera, Dharamsal (Kalakote Tehsil), Rajouri and Poonch and NWFP areas. The Deras of Baba Beeram Shah are still existing in these places. The number of followers of Baba Beeram Shah Ji Dutt are in lakhs. The Dera Baba Beeram Shah Ji Dutt is located on a mound. Apart from Gurudwara Sahib, a Yatri house has also been constructed. Recently, a road has been approved by a local MLA which will connect the Dera Baba Beeram Shah Ji with the main road. The followers of Baba Beeram Shah Ji visit the Dera every day. The main function is organized every year on the following Sunday of Baisakhi. Hindus and Sikhs from all over Poonch and Rajouri areas visit the Dera and participate in the mela. The people of the village are having great faith on Baba Beeram Shah Ji. Although the actual line of control passed through the village and every day the enemy is shelling on the village but due to the blessing of Baba Beeram Shah Ji, people are safe and no loss of life has taken place. As per Shri Rajinder Kumar Chadha, Baba Beeram Shah Ji was born in village Kanjroor (Sialkote now in Pakistan) in a


Dutt Brahmin family. The name of the father of Beeram Shah Ji was Kello Ram Dutt. Baba Ji lost his father at the age of 5 years and mother at the age of 11 years. Due to this bad-luck, Baba Ji faced great difficulties and problems. When he was 12 years old, he left his Home District Sialkote, became Sadhu and reached Meerpur (now in Pakistan) and started living in a Temple, in this vary temple, he learnt about the Hindu-ism as well as the teachings of Sikh Guru and started preaching and giving the sermons, When he was putting up in village Keni near Meerpur where he was having some land for cultivation also, one day, a cow of a farmer destroyed the maize crop of Baba Ji. When Baba Ji came at site, he became furious and said that who is this SORA (Father-in-Law in the sense of taunt) who had got destroyed my crop. The farmer whose cow had destroyed the crop said to Baba Ji that since you have called me as SORA, therefore, it is my request to marry my daughter so that the relation in real sense could be established. In these circumstances, Baba Ji was compelled to marry the daughter of the farmer. But at the same time, Baba Ji said that he will not have any descendant (Vansh). Therefore, when his first son took birth, Baba Beeram Shah Ji spoke a word "Tik Ja", the child died on spot. Similarly, when 2nd son took birth, Baba Ji again used the word "Tik Ja" the child died on spot. But when the 3rd son who was a Saint by birth, took birth, Baba Ji said Tik Ja, but at this time the child remained alive. Then Baba Ji cursed him that he will be burnt alive in green grass. This child was named as "Baba Gareeb Dass". After that, Baba Ji left village Keni and reached Jhangar along with family and established his Dera at this place. Once Baba Beeram Shah Ji along with Peer Shah Doia of Gujarat visited Delhi, the Emperor Jahangir arrested these two Faqirs and sent them to jail. In the jail, the prisoners were given tasks of grinding 20 kg Atta on Chakki (grinder) every day. Baba Ji asked the prisoners to take 40 kg wheat instead of 20 kg every day and assured them that he will grind the wheat on behalf of all the prisoners. When the

prisoners took 40 kgs wheat for grinding, Baba Ji said to the prisoners to put the wheat in the chakkies and asked the chakkies for grinding. It is said that the chakkies automatically started grinding the Atta. After seeing this miracle, the Incharge of the Jails immediately released Baba Ji and Peer Shah Dola. But they refused to come out from jail and said that they will not leave the jail till the other prisoners are not released. The matter was brought into the notice of Emperor. The Emperor was also impressed and released all the prisoners along with Baba Beeram Shah Ji and Peer Shah Dola. Then both the Faqirs left Delhi. Peer Shah Dola went to Gujarat in his own Asthan and Baba Beeram Shah Ji came to Keni (now in Pakistan) and again started meditation. In the forest area of Keni, Baba Beeram Shah Ji meditated for long time. No doubt that Baba Ji had established his Dera at Jhangar, but he remained travelling from one place to another place in search of truth. During these journeys, he was impressed by some Sikh Saints and became the disciple of Gurus. During this period, he was diverted towards Sikh-ism. The Sikh Missionaries of that time requested him for spreading of Sikh-ism in the foot-hills of Peer-Panchal area. In the meantime, when Baba Beeram Shah Ji was putting up at Jhangar, the 6th Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji Maharaj visited Jhangar (accompanied with the Mughal Emperor Jahangir) in 1616 AD during his journey to Kashmir. Guru Hargobind Ji stayed with Baba Ji and had religious discussions with him. Guru Ji found that Baba Beeram Shah Ji had a number of head and heart qualities and great knowledge about Sikh religion. Guru Ji admired Baba Ji for his divined qualities, so he motivated Baba Ji for the preaching of Sikhism in the foot hills of Panchal Range starting from Poonch to Sunderbani. On the order of Guru Ji, he (Baba Ji) became their disciple and started preaching of Sikhism in this belt: Baba Ji started from Poonch side and established his Asthan (Kutia) on the top of village Jhullas in Nanga Tekri Range of forest and remained preaching the

teachings of Gurus. He also established his Dera at Dharamsal in Kalakote area and passed few years in this Dera. Ultimately, he again shifted to Jhangar. When Baba Ji was putting up at Jhangar, once the local Raja of the area visited Jhangar and came to know that a great Saint is putting up there. He visited the Dera and gave a jagir of 338 kanal land to Baba Ji for cultivation. The land is still lying in the name of Dera which is being operated by one Sat Paul and others at present who are the disciples of BabaBeeram ShahJi. Immediately after 1947 War when Brigadier Harbhajan Singh was posted at Jhangar, he came to know about the great Saint Baba Beeram Shah Ji and his Dera which was established in a kachi building at that time. Brigadier Harbhajan Singh with his efforts constructed a Gurudwara at this Dera which remained intact upto 1996. During one night in 1996, fire broken put in the Gurudwara and the building was burnt completely. Then, the disciples of Baba Beeram Shah Ji made collection and with the help of the army especially with the help of Brigadier H.S. Gill, a beautiful Dera building has been constructed. The foundation stone of the building was also laid by Brigadier H.S.Gill. As per Rajinder Kumar Chadha, Baba Beeram Shah Ji was a simple Saint who always remained helpful for the public. It is said that one day a businessman asked Baba Ji to deliver a pot full of ghee to a shop-keeper, Baba Ji agreed to carry it and place the pot on his head and started moving towards the shop. In the way, the people saw that the pot was in the air (above the head of Baba Ji). This was a miracle and people started kissing the feet of Baba Ji. Baba Ji left this world at the age of 90 years when he was quite healthy. He even worked in his fields at this age also. After Baba Ji, his son Baba Gareeb Dass took the Gaddhi of Baba Beeram Shah Ji. The followers of Baba Ji are called "Beeram Shahiay". These followers are presently spread all over the country especially in the foot-hills of Panchal Range and both Hindus and Shikhs give full respect to this Saint.

Red Fort, Delhi

ed Fort, Delhi, popularly known as Lal Qila, constructed between A.D. 1639 and 1648 by Mughal emperor Shahjahan, was a part of the Shahjahanabad. It provides a glimpse of the wonder and the Charm of India that is timeless and eternal and show-cases the very high level of art form and ornamental work. The art work in the Fort is a synthesis of Persian, European and Indian art which resulted in the development of unique Shahjahani style, which is rich in form, expression and colour. Red Fort, Delhi is one of the important building complexes of India which encapsulates a long period of Indian history and its arts. Its significance has transcended time and space. It is relevant as a symbol of architectural brilliance and power. The fort, located on the west bank of the river Yamuna, is octagonal in plan, with two longer sides on east and west and is provided with four gates viz. Lahori, Delhi, Yamuna and Salimgarh gate. The ramparts, covering a perimeter of 2.41 km. have a moat all along on the outside, which originally was connected with the river Yamuna. On the north, the Red fort is connected with the Salimgarh Fort by a bridge. Lahori gate, a magnificent three-storeyed structure, later screened by a barbican by Aurangzeb, served as the main entrance. Palaces, lying on the eastern side of the Fort, are approached from the Lahori gate through a roofed passage, flanked by double-storeyed arcaded apartments called Chhatta-Chowk and being used as shops. The Delhi gate is flanked on the outside by two elephants, commissioned in 1903 by Lord Curzon in place of the original ones demolished by Aurangzeb. A study of some of the old site plans, paintings and photographs, available at different places, shows that within the fort, a large number of the old enchanting buildings were demolished and replaced with military barracks and other modern constructions by the British after 1857.

The British Army had occupied the Red Fort in 1857 and converted it into an army stronghold. They demolished a number of buildings to accommodate construction of barracks for their use. The fortress palace is an important focal point of the medieval city of the Shahjahanabad. The planning and aesthetics of the Red Fort represent the zenith of Mughal creativity which prevailed during the reign of the emperor Shahjahan. The fort has seen many layers of development after its construction by emperor Shahjahan. The significant phases of development were under Aurangzeb and later Mughal rulers. Important physical changes were carried out in the overall settings of the site after the First War of Independence during British Rule in 1857. After independence, the site experience, a few changes in terms of addition/ alteration to the structures. Salimgarh, with its thick rubble-built ramparts and circular bastions, which have undergone considerable repairs, is roughly triangular on plan and stands to the north-east of the Red Fort on the bank of the Yamuna. It is believed to have been built by Islam Shah Sur (1545-54), also known as Salim Shah, son and successor of Sher Shar Sur. The inscription of the Red Fort Complex is also significant for the country since it was from the ramparts of the Red Fort that the country’s Independence was declared. The Independence Day Celebrations, every year, are organized at the ramparts of the Red Fort and the Prime Minister unfurls the National Flag. The monument was first referred for inscription on World Heritage List in the year 1992 but was deferred due to multi-administrative control of the Red Fort. The nomination was re-submitted by the Archaeological Survey of India to UNESCO in 2006. The World Heritage Committee in its meeting held on 23rd to 27th June, 2007

at Christchurch, New Zealand accepted the nomination of the Red Fort Complex, Delhi for inscription on the World Heritage List. The nominated property ( Red Fort Complex) has a total area of 92.6 hectare. The core zone of about 50 hectares includes the Red Fort and Salimgarh Fort while the buffer zone measuring over 40 hectares includes the immediate surroundings of the two forts. The Red Fort Complex, Delhi is classified as a cultural property with an outstanding universal value. It has been inscribed in the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii), (iii) and (vi). Criterion (ii): The final flourishing of Mughal architecture built upon local traditions but enlivened them with imported ideas, techniques, craftsmanship and designs to provide a fusion of Islamic, Persian, Timurid and Hindu traditions. The Red Fort demonstrates the outstanding results this fusion achieved in planning and architecture. Criterion (iii): The innovative planning arrangements and architectural style of building components and garden design developed in the Red Fort strongly influenced later buildings and gardens in Rajasthan, Delhi, Agra and further afield. The Red Fort Complex also reflects the phase of British military occupation, introducing new buildings and functions over the earlier Mughal structures. Criterion (vi): The Red Fort has been a symbol of power since the reign of Shah Jahan, has witnessed the changes in Indian history up to British rule, and was the place where Indian independence was first declared, and is still celebrated today. The Red Fort Complex has thus been the setting of events critical to the shaping of regional identity, and which have had a wide impact on the geo-cultural region. The inscription of the Red Fort on the World Heritage List does not provide it with any extra formal international legal protec-

tion. However, inscription on the list does place an obligation on the Archaeological Survey of India to provide for careful protection and management of the site, to prevent any further damage to the built fabric and historic gardens in the fort and its setting and to ensure its survival for future generations. It is not just the grandeur of the Red Fort as a monument which attracts the visitors. Inside it are located three museums. 1. Indian War Memorial Museum which houses mainly the weapons/arms, antiquities related to the First World War; 2. Archaeological Museum in which objects antiquities of Mughal and later Mughal period are displayed and 3. Swatantrata Sangram Sangrahalaya, which is located in a colonial barrack and displays dioramas, photographs, documents etc. related to India’s freed om struggle. In the year 1992 on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Non-Cooperation Movement - 1942, the barracks located on the north ern half of Salimgarh Fort were dedicated to the Nation considering that the Indian National Army Heroes were detained in these barracks at the time of their trial which took place in the Red Fort. The Salimgarh Fort and the barracks were then under the control of the Indian Army. The Army had handed over these barracks and the open area of this part of fort to the Archaeological Survey of India in 1992. These barracks were, however, converted into the Indian National Army Memorial in 1995 by putting on display copies of photographs, badges, uniforms, etc. The excavated finds of Salimgarh Fort are also on display there. The inscription of the Red Fort on the World Heritage List is very significant for Delhi since the Red Fort Complex would be the third World Heritage Site in the city, an honour that no other single location in the country can boast of.

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Stay away from these fitness fads

Whether it is shoes that help you look shapely or pills that help you shed weight, here are a few fads and reasons you should avoid them We've all seen fitness products and diets advertised on television, radio and in stores. They might promise a fitter and a slimmer you in a week but it might not be advisable to adapt them. Only-one-ingredient diets A diet based solely on eating cottage cheese, a vegetable-only lunch, just grapefruit all day - It's obvious when a diet has you eating only one food or ingredient, it's a bad fad. Your body needs a variety

of foods, including grains, healthy fats and protein to thrive. Eat real food and avoid diets that have you skipping out on entire food groups. Toning apparel From shoes that help you tone as you walk to sports bras that burn fat as you wear them, it's clear that nothing you wear can help you shed pounds. The shoes may help you activate different muscles, but you can't rely on them to lose weight or really increase your fitness level. Start on a real workout exercising, dancing, yoga etc to get fit and slim. Pole dance workout It's true that dancing ses-

Home remedies for dry hair

We can do a lot to prevent hair from becoming dry and brittle during winter season. Read on It is a fact that hair becomes dry during the winter season. While we cannot escape the seasonal vagaries, we can do a lot to prevent our hair from becoming dry and brittle during the season. Here are a few tips to keep you in good stead. -It is best to avoid hair colouring and ironing during the season. However, if that is next to impossible, at least avoid shampooing during the season. -Massage the scalp using hot oil. You can either use coconut oil or olive oil for best results -Do not wash your hair in hot water as it can increase the dryness of the scalp,

resulting in flaking and scaling of the skin of the scalp. Use lukewarm water instead and shampoo hair only once or twice a week. -Use a shampoo and a separate hair conditioner. And leave the conditioner on the tip of the hair avoiding the roots for at least 10 to 15 minutes to moisturise the hair and prevent hair fall. -The stench apart, beer is a great hair conditioner and so is coconut milk. For a protein packed conditioner, mix eggs and yogurt and rub it into your scalp. Leave on for five or 10 minutes, then wash it off completely. -A haircut doesn't always have to lead to a new style. Trim off dead ends if your hair is too dry to rejuvenate your hair

sions help you stay fit, but what is it with the pole? How does learning pole dance from fitness professionals help you lose weight? There's nothing wrong with pole dancing if you enjoy it, but it's not a great idea for a standard fitness routine. Cleansing You temporarily cleanse your body eating only a few foods or following a cleanse formula. But the truth here is that your liver and kidneys already do a great job detoxing your body. You can lose water weight during a detox, but you can also lose muscle mass due to a lack of nutrients.

Top stress related diseases

Noon can deny living in a stressful world. One would imagine that people are more stressed now than ever before. Not even children are spared with increased homework, extracurricular activities and social pressure. Everyone is angry; whether in a queue, fuming over kids or spouse for being untidy or simply because the roads are dusty. All this has a negative impact, affecting a person mentally and physically. The result? Stress related diseases. We take a look at some of these top stress related diseases. Depression Stress can either cause depression or worsen it in those already suffering from the illness. Poor sleep brought on by stress can also cause depression in some people. Immune system Stress prevents the immune system from functioning properly. This decreased functioning may lead to stress-induced diseases. Prolonged stress may cause shortterm or long-term harm to the immune system and result in sickness. Headaches and migraines When we are stressed our body also tenses up, and in order to deal with it, there is an increased level of the cortisol hormone to control our fight or flight instinct. Gastrointestinal issues The stomach and gastrointestinal tract may suffer from too much stress hormone being present in the body on a continual basis. Stomach acids may be released in high quantities and cause damage

to the lining of the stomach, and digestive system, resulting in ulcers. Overeating may also be linked to chronic stress. Insomnia Lack of good sleep can make us ill. Poor sleeping habits are a very common sign of stress. When we are anxious we find it difficult to sleep. Diabetes Diabetes is adversely affected by stress levels in the body. The diabetic patient already has difficulty recovering from physical

Best fats for healthy living

Common perception suggests that we eat low fat food in order to live healthy. Truth speaks otherwise. A person who lives on less than recommended levels of fat consumption will likely suffer from several health conditions like a weak immune system, poor organ health, and vitamin and mineral deficiencies. A better way forward is to eat good fats in moderation. Here's looking at some must-know information about fats, along with a line-up of the best fats for healthy living. Some facts on fats, which you must know: -Fats are a member of a chemical group called lipids. -Fats provide energy of 9 calories per gram. -Fats provide Satiety - provides palatability and a feeling of fullness. -They are carriers of nutrients - fat soluble vitamins as A,D,E,K. -The body does need a certain percentage of fat as it acts as the body's insulator protecting organs and absorbing shocks. -The body does not manufacture certain fatty acids as linoleic and linolenic acid and the diet must supply these. Monounsaturated fats are the healthiest fats

There are two types of cholesterol - one type of cholesterol clogs our arteries, it is known as bad cholesterol or LDL and other type helps in removing these clogs, it is known as good cholesterol or HDL. Monounsaturated fats decrease your total blood cholesterol but maintain your HDL (good) cholesterol. Monounsaturated fats, therefore, help lower the risk of heart diseases. Olive oil has 75% of monounsaturated fat. Examples of monounsaturated fats are macadamia nuts (80% of fat is monounsaturated), avocados (71%), almonds (70%), canola oil (59%), and peanuts and peanut oil (46%). Other sources are almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, natural peanut butter, pecans, pistachios, sesame oil and sesame seeds. Eat more of unsaturated fats In order to eat a heart-healthy diet, unsaturated fats are a must for you. Fish, corn oil, olive oil, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, hazelnuts and pecans have high levels of unsaturated fats in them. Oily fishes like salmon, trout, mackerel, tuna and sardines are full of omega-3 fatty acids. These are the good varieties of fats

unlike the bad saturated fat found in ghee, palm oil, full-fat cheese, fatty beef and pork cuts, and whole milk dairy products. These fishes must constitute a part of your hearthealthy diet. Omega-3 fatty acids also lower "bad" LDL levels, decrease blood pressure and lower levels of blood fat called triglycerides by 25%-30%. Olive oil should be your preferred choice It contains mono-unsaturated fatty acids, which lower the levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides without lowering good cholesterol levels. Different stages of pressing and processing yield different varieties of olive oil. Extra virgin- Excellent for salad dressings and dips Virgin - It is the yield of second press. Pure - This stage of oil goes through a certain amount of processing - filtration and refining. Other healthy oils that you can try are: Rice bran oil: Rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids and cholesterol lowering properties, this oil also contains natural vitamin E. Sunflower/Safflower oil: This oil is rich in PUFA particularly linoleic acid, which lowers the levels of good as well as bad

Zinc deficiency leads to multiple diseases

Researchers have suggested that it's important for elderly people to get adequate dietary intake of zinc, since they may need more of it at this life stage when their ability to absorb it is declining. Zinc can be obtained in the diet from seafood and meats, but it's more difficult to absorb from grains and vegetables - a particular concern for vegetarians. Scientists in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University and the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences have outlined for the first time a biological mechanism by which zinc deficiency can develop with age, leading to a decline of the immune system

and increased inflammation associated with many health problems, including cancer, heart disease, autoimmune disease and diabetes. The study was based on findings with laboratory animals. It found that zinc transporters were significantly dysregulated in old ani-

ailments, and that alone may be a source of stress. Backache A very common form of stress induced illnesses, are body aches including backaches. This is due to constantly stressed muscles, which can lead to poor posture and resultant aches and pains. Heart disease Chronic stress may affect the heart by keeping the heart rate elevated at high levels over a long period of time. Blood pressure tends to increase

mals. They showed signs of zinc deficiency and had an enhanced inflammatory response even though their diet supposedly contained adequate amounts of zinc. When the animals were given about 10 times their dietary requirement for zinc, the biomarkers of inflammation were restored to those of young animals.

"We've previously shown in both animal and human studies that zinc deficiency can cause DNA damage, and this new work shows how it can help lead to systemic inflammation," said Emily Ho, an LPI principal investigator and associate professor in OSU School of Biological and Population Health Sciences. "Some inflammation is normal, a part of immune defense, wound healing and other functions," she said. "But in excess, it's been associated with almost every degenerative disease you can think of, including cancer and heart disease. It appears to be a significant factor in the diseases that most people die from."

As a result of this and what is now know about zinc absorption in the elderly, Ho said that she would recommend all senior citizens take a dietary supplement that includes the full RDA for zinc, which is 11 milligrams a day for men and 8 milligrams for women. "We found that the mechanisms to transport zinc are disrupted by age-related epigenetic changes," said Carmen Wong, an OSU research associate and coauthor of this study. "This can cause an increase in DNA methylation and histone modifications that are related to disease processes, especially cancer. Immune system cells are also particularly vulnerable to zinc deficiency," he stated.

cholesterol. So it will be a good idea to alternate this oil's use with other healthier oils. Mustard oil: This oil has a higher proportion of Mono-unsaturated and Poly-un-saturated fatty acids. Use in moderation. Groundnut oil: Groundnut or peanut oil contains heart friendly MUFA that lowers levels of bad cholesterol in our body without lowering the levels of good cholesterol. Coconut oil: Coconut oil does not contain cholesterol hence it can be consumed for cooking in combination with other oils in the kitchen. But always remember moderation is the key word. Polyunsaturated fats may also be somewhat healthy A polyunsaturated fat has good cholesterol but it decreases your total blood cholesterol by lowering both the LDL (bad) cholesterol and the HDL (good) cholesterol. Because of this reason we should use them in moderation. The good sources of polyunsaturated fats can be found in corn oil, mayonnaise, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flaxseed oil, hempseed, hempseed oil, soybean oil, and pistachios.

during stressful episodes and may result in heart disease after a prolonged period of time. High blood pressure Continuously high blood pressure, because of stress, increases the risk of stroke and coronary disease. Colds and other infectious illnesses If you are catching cold quite often, then it may be due to stress, as stress reduces the immunity power of the body. Fertility problemsSevere stress can also affect your fertility, by delaying your menstrual cycle.

Why comfort foods feel so good

Forget gourmet delights or opulent spreads, it is the eternal favourites that brings a smile on one's faceThere's nothing like appeasing one's gastronomic cravings. The contentment that a foodie gets after eating that scrumptious food is a high like none other. Even though we are all particular about what we eat and make a fuss about how bad the paneer or chicken was cooked, there are still a good number of things we would love to eat no matter how they are cooked. This is especially true when one is in a foreign land.Says Lakshmi S, a homemaker living in Canberra, "I love idly sambar and can eat it any time of the day. I am a South Indian, who can eat the same for breakfast, lunch and dinner." Idly and bread were once considered as foods for sick people. However, of late, the health benefits of idly came to be understood. The steamed preparation is not filling, but also a safe option if you are not sure of the hotel. Nitin Mukesh, a software professional, says, "I am bachelor staying away from home. I can't cook and hate to venture out for food after

a hard day's work. Hence, the best option for me is to order for home delivery." These are what one calls comfort foods — that which you can have any time and any number of times — most importantly it gives you a sense of satisfaction. Heard of food therapy? Various studies have found that you can beat the blues with good food. And the options are aplenty. Hasn't a bar of chocolate lifted your spirit?Debabrata Ghosh, a software consultant says, "When I feel low, I simply order a pizza. It's not just yum, but also a great mood booster." All said and done, sometimes we can live on these comfort foods for days without getting bored. All time favourite comfort food:Idly, vada, sambar: No matter which part of the world you belong to, the idly-vada-sambar is an irresistible breakfast combo. Hot idlis dipped in sambar with a dash of ghee is sure to make you crave for more.Alu paratha: This Punjabi staple is popular across the globe. Nothing is more appetizing than to see a hot paratha cooked on tawa with a blob of butter melting away.

What causes Internet addiction

In a new study, researchers have revealed the possible causes and effects of Internet addiction."It was shown that Internet addiction is not a figment of our imagination," Dr. Christian Montag, lead author from the Department for Differential and Biological Psychology at the University of Bonn, said."Researchers and therapists are increasingly closing in on it," he said. Over the past years, the Bonn researchers have interviewed a total of 843 people about their Internet habits. An analysis of the questionnaires shows that 132 men and women in this group exhibit problematic behaviour in how they handle the online medium; all their thoughts revolve around the Internet during the day, and they feel their wellbeing is severely impacted if they have to go without it.For the study, the researchers from the University of Bonn and the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim compared the genetic makeup of the pro-blematic Internet users with that of healthy control individuals. This showed that the 132 subjects are

more often carriers of a genetic variation that also plays a major role in nicotine addiction."What we already know about the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor in the brain is that a mutation on the related gene promotes addictive behaviour," Dr. Montag said. Nicotine from tobacco fits - just like acetylcholine, which is produced by the body - like a key into this receptor. Both these neurotransmitters play a significant role in activating the brain''s reward system. "It seems that this connection is not only essential for nicotine addiction, but also for Internet addiction," he said. The actual mutation is on the CHRNA4 gene that changes the genetic make-up for the Alpha 4 subunit on the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor."Within the group of subjects exhibiting problematic Internet behaviour this variant occurs more frequently - in particular, in women," Dr. Montag added.This finding will have to be validated further because numerous surveys have found that men are more prone to Internet addiction than women.

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Death to all Delhi gang-rape convicts for 'barbaric and gruesome crime', says court

Additional sessions judge Yogesh Khanna announced the punishment in a packed courtroom at around 2.30 pm. "Death to all," he said."Besides discussing others offences, I straightaway come to section 302 (murder) of IPC. This falls under inhuman nature of the convicts and the gravity of offence they committed cannot be tolerated. Death sentence is given to all the four convicts," he said. "In these times when crime against women is on the rise courts cannot turn a blind eye towards such barbaric and gruesome crime. There cannot be any tolerance. This crime in every way falls

within the rarest of rare category warranting a death sentence."The sentence has to be confirmed by Delhi high court. Holding that the crime committed on a moving bus was in the "rarest of rare category", the court noted that the girl and her male friend were brutally assaulted, her abdomen ripped apart with an iron rod and internal organs pulled out. They were thrown out of the bus moving at a high speed and the accused tried to run the vehicle over them. She was left on the road half-naked, seriously injured, severely bleeding and shivering in the winter chill. READ: Gang of

four: the men convicted for Delhi gangrape The judge had convicted Mukesh Singh, 26, Vinay Sharma, 20, Pawan Gupta, 19, and Akshay Thakur, 28, on September 10, holding that there was strong evidence they had committed the brutal gang-rape and a "cold-blooded murder". Their underage accomplice, who has since turned 18, has been sent to a reform home for three years after a juvenile board handed down a guilty verdict on August 31. four_convicts_delhi2.jpg The main accused in the case Ram Singh was found hanging in his Tihar jail cell on March 11. Special public prosecutor Dayan Krishnan had demanded noose for all convicts for the "grotesque and diabolic" crime. "There is no chance such criminals can be reformed. If death is not given to such criminals, the common man will lose faith in the courts. Society feels no woman is safe. It is for the courts to change that perception by handing down harsh punishment."Lawyers for the four convicts had pleaded for mercy saying they were young, did not have previous

Maharashtra cops raid DU professor's home, suspect Maoist links NEW DELHI: Delhi Police tried to forcibly end the indefinite hunger strike by Delhi University students demanding hostel accommodation and transparency in hostel admissions late on Wednesday night. In a midnight operation, police shifted student activist Pravin Kumar Singh, who has been on indefinite hunger strike for 10 days, to hospital.When fellow students tried to stop police from placing Singh in the ambulance, a scuffle ensued, leaving a few cops and a student of law faculty, Kamlesh Kumar Mishra, injured. An inspector's wireless set was snatched, police said. A case of robbery has been registered.Police were trying to take the protesting student to hospital as he needed urgent medical attention. But the students grew violent and set the area SHO's Gypsy on fire. They also had a scuffle with the cops who tried to evict them. Police have rounded up five people in this connection and have registered a case of rioting, obstructing and attacking a public servant on duty and robbery.Interestingly, while the university remained silent and refused to meet the protesting students immediately after the incident, the registrar, Alka Sharma, stated in a press statement, "The university strongly criticizes the role of a miniscule segment of the teaching community in misguiding innocent students, jeopardizing their career and endangering their personal security.""It was around 11.30pm when Pravin called me. I came and saw around 50 to 60 policemen trying to force Pravin into the university ambulance. There were around 15 students at that time. We formed a human ring to stop the police. While the police said Pravin was being shifted for medical reasons, we asked them to bring a doctor to the site. As they dragged him to the ambulance I lay down on the road in front of it. The policemen ordered it to be driven over me. Fortunately, I received no internal injuries," said Kamlesh.According to the students, police left with Pravin first and returned to pick up the rest of the students. Teachers and DUTA president Nandita Narain approached the Maurice Nagar police station to enquire about the whereabouts of the students. The other students continued the hunger strike on Thursday morning.The indefinite hunger strike is being organized by a non-political students group—Students Right to Accommodation. This group has been demanding resolution of accommodation issues of the students of the university. In January, seven students of this group had sat on a hunger strike to draw the attention of university authorities towards accommodation issues faced by students of the university. The hunger strike was called off after seven days following assurances .The sions, rooms to be made double-seated, hostel messes for non-resident students, reopening of the canteen of Central Library and new multi-storied hostels and stipend to economically weak students who are not provided hostel facility on priority basis.

criminal records and should be given a chance to reform. The court rejected the plea.The brutal gang-rape on the night of December 16, 2012, sparked spontaneous public outrage across India, bringing thousands of people onto streets in protest against authorities' failure to ensure women's safety. READ: It’s not end of road, jail officials counsel convicts It also triggered uproar in Parliament and prompted the government to enact a tough law to deal with crimes against women, increased policing and fast-tracking of rape cases across the country.After the savage attack, the young woman, a paramedical student, fought bravely for life and was airlifted to Singapore for treatment. But her injuries left her with no real chance and she died on December 29. READ: Victim of trial after rapeThe court had convicted the accused of gang-rape, murder, conspiracy, attempt to murder, unnatural offences, dacoity, destruction of evidence, kidnapping or abducting with intent to secretly and wrongfully confining a person, abducting to subject a person to grievous hurt and slavery.

that similar incidents have happened with other junior girls of the Christ Church Girls’ School, the parents and guardians accused the principal of inaction, despite full knowledge of the incidents. “The principal is responsible for her death. She should be arrested,” one of the parents said, as others laid siege to the school premises. NDTVreported the girl’s mother Rekha Das as saying, “She was traumatised in school. Thats why she fell ill.

Minister of State for Power Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday voiced his support for Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi as his party’s prime ministerial candidate for the Lok Sabha polls, saying it will be beneficial for the country if he leads in 2014.“As far as the issue of Rahul Gandhi (being the Prime Ministerial candidate for 2014) is concerned, the Congress Party will take a decision and Rahulji will himself take a decision,” Scindia told media here.“But being a youth of this country, I feel that if Rahulji leads this nation it will be beneficial for every youngster and every citizen of the country because he thinks about the country,” he added.Scindia, who is the chairman of Madhya Pradesh Congress poll campaign committee, had earlier expressed confidence that the Congress Party would win this year’s assembly elections in the state.Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde yesterday said Rahul Gandhi would be the ruling party’s candidate for the Prime Minister’s post in 2014.“Rahul Gandhi is our candidate for the Prime Minister’s post”, Shinde told media

There is also medical negligence. The doctors didn’t treat her properly.“ The parents alleged that the girl became so traumatised that she had to be admitted to a nursing home where she died today unable to get over the shock. Aindrila’s parents also rubbished school authorities’ claims that the girl had not complained to them of her trauma. “We will take action against the girls who locked her up,” NDTV quoted Sharmila Sarkar, the principal of the school as saying. After Aindrila’s parents registered a police complaint against the school’s authorities, a team arrived at the school to question the authorities. As irate parents had already laid a siege outside the school, policemen found themselves unable t principal. “I have lost my daughter. But at least her death has created awareness which will help save many little girls from the menace of ragging,” the victim’s father Santanu Das said.

Gogoi warns agitators against rail, road blockades

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday asked various groups of agitators in the state to withdraw road and rail blockades immediately, warning them that the government would be compelled to take "appropriate steps otherwise". He said that the government cannot remain a passive spectator to the series of road and rail blockades which have caused great inconvenience to people and hit development. "We cannot allow the situation to deteriorate further. The rail and road blockades caused great miseries and hardships to the people and affected the economy. Such agitations are detrimental to the state's march towards the path of development and we cannot allow this to continue," he said. Gogoi warns agitators against rail, road blockades Road and rail blockades have been the most popular modes of public protest in Assam, and the state had been witnessing a series of such

protests, particularly after the central government's decision to create a separate Telengana state. While the Bodos and the Koch Rajbongshis have been demanding creation of separate Bodoland and Kamatapur state respectively in the lines of Telengana, the Karbis and Dimasas have also stepped up agitation in Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao districts demanding a separate autonomous state including both the hill districts. The Bodoland Territorial Areas Districts - Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri, the Karbio Anglong and Dima Hasao districts and several other districts of lower Assam have witnessed over a dozens of rail and road (National Highways) blockades since July. Although the agitations were temporarily stopped following discussions between the central government and the agitating groups, agitations as, according to some of them, the talks are not going in right direction.

Modi was not an issue for the Congress, Digvijay pointed out while saying that his party was not fighting against any individual, but the ideology of spreading communalism. Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh has said that the country will never accept Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's possible prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi as he can not keep the nation united. "A person, who, because of his personal ambitions, broke his own alliance and created a controversy in his own party can neither keep the nation united, nor the people will ever accept him," Singh said here last night during a programme held by an association of Employees' Provident Fund ORganisation (EPFO).Modi was not an issue for the Congress, Digvijay pointed out while saying that his party was not fighting against any individual, but the ideology of spreading communalism.BJP had always been working for religious polarisation in the country, Digvijay said and also alleged that the party was also behind the recent communal violence in Muzaffarnagar. The Congress leader, who has been charged

with giving government land to self-styled godman Asaram Bapu in Indore in 1998 when he was the state Chief Minister, distanced himself from the controversial preacher and said that his only guru was Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati.He said that in 1998, all political parties had recommended that land be alloted to Asaram since none of them were aware of his character and what he would do in future.The 72-year-old godman is presently in judicial custody after being arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at his ashram.Digvijay said the lease given to the trust owned by Asaram should be cancelled and the land be taken back.

India will progress if Rahul Gandhi leads in 2014, says Jyotiraditya Scindia

Angry parents ransack Kolkata school after bullied student dies

The death of an 11-yearold student in a north Kolkata school, reportedly because of the mental trauma she suffered after being harassed by her seniors, saw hundreds of people protesting at the school. CNNIBN reported that the protesters consisted of parents of students who ransacked the school in Dum Dum. The police had to use batons to disperse the angry protesters who destroyed a lot of school property during the rampage. Parents crowd inside the school after the Class 5 student died. Ibnlive Class V student Aindrila Das was allegedly “heckled and tortured” by some Class 8 students of the school for not paying them Rs 100 that they wanted. The parents of the girl demanded the immediate identification of the senior students who allegedly bullied her last week and locked her up inside a toilet, reported CNN-IBN. An attendant of the school found the student crying inside the toilet and took her home. Claiming

Country will never accept Narendra Modi: Digvijay Singh

in New Delhi, while asserting that the same has been conveyed earlier also. The Home Minister’s remark came just days after Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said that he was ready to work under Rahul Gandhi’s leadership.Dr. Singh had earlier on Saturday said Rahul Gandhi would be an ideal choice for the Prime Minister’s post after the 2014 general elections.“I have always maintained that Rahul Gandhiji would be an ideal choice for Prime Minister's post after 2014 elections,” Dr. Singh said onboard Air India One, when asked if he would be looking to run for a third term in office.“I would be happy to work for the Congress party under the leadership of Mr. Rahul Gandhi,” he added during his media interaction while returning home from the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg.Rahul Gandhi yesterday kicked off his party’s election campaign in Rajasthan, and said the country can witness development only when the government concentrates on the welfare of the common man, tribals and poorer sections of society.Addressing a rally in tribaldominated Udaipur region, he said in-

stead of "Aadhi roti khayenge Congress ko jitayenge (Will eat half a roti and vote for the Congress) the new war cry should be, "Poori roti khayenge, 100 din kaam karenge, dawaiee lenge aur Congress ko jitayenge" (Eat full roti, work for 100 days, receive free medicines and vote for Congress).Gandhi highlighted welfare schemes on food security and land acquisition that his party has just pushed through Parliament and accused the opposition, chiefly the BJP, of being anti-poor."The opposition wants that in-

frastructure should be developed - roads and airports should be developed...we say that infrastructure should be built, but the country will only progress when labourers and people contributing towards development have sufficient food to eat,” he said.“One person came and made fun (of us)... No matter how much we are fighting for the poor people in the country. I want to crush my dreams and make your dreams mine,” he added without naming Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

Disqualify poll contestants who conceal information: SC

New Delhi: Political candidates found to have concealed information while filing their nomination papers for elections will be barred from contesting the polls, the Supreme Court said on Friday.Nomination papers of such candidates are “fit to be rejected”, the court ruled.Pronouncing the judgement, chief justice P. Sathasivam said the “voter has elementary right to know” the candidates. It’s a “universally recognized” right that flows from the Constitutional framework, he said.The apex court was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Resurgence India, a civil rights group, that sought the disqualification of candidates who conceal critical information such as their financial assets or past convictions while filing their nomination papers and related documents.While perjury or making false statements on the affidavit, which is required to be filed with nomination papers, is punishable as per the Representation of People Act, leaving questions unanswered is not. The PIL sought an interpretation that not disclosing information should be deemed equivalent to not having filed the affidavit, a mandatory requirement for

contesting elections and, therefore, the candidate must be barred from elections. Issuing a set of seven directions, the apex court has empowered returning officers to reject nomination papers if candidates fail to provide the requisite information despite reminders.Cautioning that such power should be used “sparingly” by the officers, the court directed that candidates must use phrases such as “not applicable” where in doubt but must not leave any field in the affidavit blank.The Central government had opposed the petition and submitted during earlier hear-

Haryana govt to reward boy selected for NASA astronaut programme A teenaged village boy, selected by US' National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for its astronaut training programme, will be rewarded by the Haryana government, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said on Friday. The Haryana government will honour Ashish Kumar with its Pratibha Samman, said Hooda, adding he will also get a reward of Rs.150,000 for his achievement, he said, according to a statement in Chandigarh. Ashish, who is from Dhaulera village of Mahendergarh district and passed his class 12 exam from Nangal Chaudhary village, and his father Radhey Shyam met Hooda in New Delhi on Friday. Haryana govt to reward boy selected for NASA astro-

naut programme Before his selection for the threeyear training programme of NASA recently, he had also cleared IISAT (Indian Institute of Space Aeronautics and Technology) competition organized by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). He also cleared Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) entrance examination and got the 112th rank. With his goals clear in his mind, Ashish said that he wants to do something for his country in the field of space science. For the Astronaut Training Programme, NASA had selected only 10 candidates across the world. Three of them, including Ashish, are from India. The three-year training programme will be conducted in Washington at the NASA premises.

ings that such a disqualification would be tantamount to “death penalty” for electoral candidates.A. Mariarputham, senior advocate for the Union government, had submitted that if the petition was upheld, concealment of information would lead to disqualification whereas perjury would only result in prosecution without affecting candidature.“Is it (concealment of information) such a serious violation that it merits disqualification?” he had asked, arguing that a decision on this “must not have blanket application that any omission results in disqualification”.

Anna Hazare to launch fast for Lokpal Bill during winter session Ahmednagar: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Friday said he will start a 'satyagraha' in New Delhi on the first day of winter session, for the passage of Jan Lokpal Bill in Parliament. The Prime Minister had assured to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill in the last monsoon session. But the central government did not present the Bill in Rajya Sabha as assured, Hazare said at his Ralegan Siddhi village about 40 kms from in Ahmednagar. "I will start a hunger strike at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi and the people must agitate in their tehsil, DM's offices, till we get a strong Jan Lokpal," said the activist, who is busy making micro plans for his forthcoming nationwide agitation for the anti-corruption Bill. Hazare appealed to the nation and the youths to organise a non-violent 'satyagraha' along with him, similar to the one he took up on August 16, 2011. The subsequent popular agitation had forced the government to convene a special meet of Parliament which passed a resolution, agreeing with three of his crucial demands. Anna Hazare to launch vene a special session of Parliament as the Bill is pending for close to two years after being passed in Lok Sabha.

Zabarwan Times E-Paper English 14 September  
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