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Srinagar, November 14: Kargil Police recovered a body of a lady Mrs. Fatika wife of Haji Mohammad Abdullah resident of G.M Pora, who was missing since 01.06.2013. She was reportedly suffering from some mental disturbance. Kargil Police has initiated an inquest proceedings under section 174 CrPC to ascertain the cause of the death in this regard. After conducting all legal formalities body handed over to her relatives for last rites
14 Injured in road mishaps Srinagar, November 14: Fourteen persons were injured in different road accidents across the Kashmir Valley. A Tata Magic hit and injured 65 years old Abdul Ahad Lone son of Sonaullah resident of Khar Brari near Parigam, Kulgam, in the jurisdiction of police station Yaripora. The injured was shifted to District Hospital, Kulgam for treatment. A case has been registered in this regard. An unidentified Tata Sumo hit and injured 4 years old girl Sahira near JNV School Puthshey, Kupwara, in the jurisdiction of police station Sogam. The injured was shifted Sub District Hospital, Kupwara for treatment. A case has been registered in this regard. A Tata 407 vehicle bearing registration number JK01D/2653, turned turtle near Rahim Motors, Hyderpora, Srinagar, in the jurisdiction of police station Sadder, resulting in injuries to twelve passengers. All the injured have been shifted to hospital for treatment. A case has been registered in this regard.
Injured ANI video journalist IGP assures investigation in the matter Srinagar, Nov 14: Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone Thursday assured journalist fraternity that he would investigate the matter personally and take appropriate action if needed in ‘hit case’ involving a police official who allegedly hit ANI video journalist while chasing the mourners on Wednesday near Police Control Room Srinagar. ANI office bearers told CNS that they had approached police station Shaheed Gunj to lodge an FIR against the ‘erring’ police official which they bluntly refused. “A delegation of journalists met IGP Abdul Gani Mir who assured that on the basis of evidence he would take appropriate action against the official if found guilty.
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Azad announces 22 health centers for Banihal Says liberal funding from center revolutionizing development in J&K BANIHAL, NOVEMBER 14: The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Mr. Ghulam Nabi Azad today said that by virtue of the liberal funding by Central Government, a revolution of progress and prosperity has been recorded in Jammu and Kashmir during the last five years of the coalition. Appreciating the efforts of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, the Union Minister said that the State Government registered several milestones in upgrading vital sectors like education, health, road connectivity and communication facilities in both urban as well as rural and remote areas of the State. Mr. Azad was addressing mammoth public meetings at Ukhraland Khari areas of Bani-
hal Constituency here today. He said that during last two decades
Giving resume of a few landmark activities of the Government,
while as 22 Sub Health Centres are being set up in far flung areas
of turmoil, Central Government launched several significant schemes in the state for over all development and to provide succor and relief to the people.
Mr. Azad said that Rs. 30 lakh have been spent in first phase for setting up of two Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) under skill development scheme in Khari and Ukhral,
Omar stresses on assuming collective responsibility to preserve State’s natural beauty Jammu, Nov 14 Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, Thursday emphasised on balancing development with natural requirements to preserve the
serenity and scenic splendour of health resorts of the State. He said infrastructural development should not interfere with the
natural settings and the beauty of these places. “A judicious balance needs to be maintained between conservation and development”, he said and added that we should assume collective responsibility to
ensure preservation and protection of our tourist attractions. See Omar on pg 11...
of Banihal Constituency with central assistance. He said six Primary Health Centres are also being set up in Mahomangat, Tragam, See Azad on pg 11...
Srinagar, Nov 14: Coming down heavily on the chief minister, Omar Abdullah about his latest remarks about the power sector in the state, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Thursday said his (Omar’s) amusing pronouncement does not reflect the actual ground realities which are altogether different. “The harsh wintry conditions are yet to start, the power situation has deteriorated considerably and besides paying hefty power bills, even in Srinagar people have to face pitiful power cuts for hours together”, a party spokesman in a statement issued to See PDP on pg 11...
UN Resolutions not mandatory: Kamal
Bandipora, Nov 14 Police on Thursday arrested the Personal Security Officer of MLA Bandipora Nizamuddin Bhat for his alleged involvement in Panzigam Barzulla firing incident in which two Congress workers were wounded. Reports said that Altaf Baba, PSO of MLA Bandipora Nizamuddin Bhat allegedly opened fire on two workers of Congress leader Usman Majeed on Wednesday night. The two workers Mudasir Ahmad Shah son of Abdul Majeed and Abdul Majeed Khan son of Abdul Gani Khan were immediately referred to SKIMS where one of them have been discharged while
National Conference Legislator Dr Shiekh Mustafa Kamal Thursdaysaid that the concern expressed by Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and Defense Ministry over ‘fake Keran intrusion’ has made it clear that Army enacted a drama as there is no evidence on ground which could suggest any intrusion bid by militants. Kamal told Srinagar based news agency CNS that there is no dearth of hate and war mongers in Army establishment and it is always on their top priority to flare up the
Sagar lays foundation stone of Sarai at Baba Shakur-ud-Din (RA) SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 14: Maintaining that the government has registered phenomenal developmental activities for ensuring sustained development of the state in every sphere of life, the Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Mr. Ali Mohammad Sagar has said that the certain forces are in a state of frustration and trying best to create misgivings in the minds of the people and negate the achievements registered by the present government. The Minister was addressing a huge gathering after laying of foundation of a Sarai and Lavatory complex for the devotees coming to pay obeisance to the revered shrine of Baba Shakur-ud-Din Sahib (RA) at Sopore today. The complex would be constructed with an estimated cost of Rs. 43 lakh. MLA Sopore Mr. Mohammad Ashraf Ganai, Di-
rector Rural Development Kashmir, Mir Altaf Ahmad, Additional District Development Commissioner, Baramulla, Mr. Mukhtar Aziz and senior officers of differ-
ent departments were present. Mr. Sagar said that it was due to the efforts of the present government that the peace has been sustained which is a prerequisite for undertaking the developmental activities. “It is a recorded fact that it was due to the tireless efforts put in See Sagar on pg 11...
Police arrests accused for opening fire on Cong workers
PDP flays Omar for remarks on power sector
‘Army enacted a drama in Keran’
Srinagar, Nov 14
2 officials of School Education suspended SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 14: To ensure better management of service records and leave accounts of the officials, the Director School Education Kashmir placed two officials including Incharge Zonal Education Officer, Srigufwara and Headmaster of High School Dehwato, Anantnag under suspension with immediate effect for dereliction of duties.The suspendees have been attached with the officer of Chief Education Officer Anantnag.Meanwhile, Chief Education Officer Anantnag has been appointed as enquiry officer who shall submit the report to Director School Education Kashmir within 15 days.
Governor reviews Campus Recruitment programme - over 1400 students recruited by reputed companies
Turn to gardening for happiness
10 Body recovered in Kargil
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Accused not my PSO: Bhat another is treated in Urology ward for his bladder injury. Police on Thursday swung into action and arrested Altaf Baba who according to Congress leader Usman Majeed is the PSO of MLA Bandipora, the charge denied by Nizamuddin Bhat. “My two workers were fired upon by PSO of Bhat. It is political rivalry and nothing else. The accused before this incident was once arrested by police but Bhat saved him,” Majeed told CNS. Nizamuddin Bhat while talking to CNS refuted the charges and said
that Altaf Baba is not his PSO. “He is associated with my escort and it is absurd to call him as my PSO. You can confirm it from Security officials,” Bhat said. Meanwhile, doctors treating the injured persons told CNS that Mudasir Ahmad Shah has bullet injury in his left groin and he is being treated in Urology ward. “ We have discharged Abdul Majeed Khan who had a minor injury in his leg while Mudasir is also out of danger,” the doctor said. Peoples Democratic Party See Police on pg 11...
situation on Line of Control. “Army should realize that by enacting fake encounters like Keran they are harming their own country as their silly and coward acts will internationalize the issue of Kashmir,” he said. National Conference Additional General Secretary said that whole country has come to know about the motives and designs of Army as their claim on Keran infilitration has been belied by the Government of India. “Government of India must initiate action against vested interests present in Indian Army. Certain elements are also present in Pakistan Army which do not want peace to prevail between India and Pakistan. Both the Governments of India and Pakistan See Army on pg 11...
Imam Hussain (AS) symbolizes firm faith in God, righteousness, courage: Omar JAMMU, NOVEMBER 14 – Paying rich homage to the martyrs of Karbala on the eve of Ashura Muharram, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah has said that Imam Hussain (AS) symbolizes the firm faith in Almighty, high principals of righteousness, purity of thought and highest degree of sacrifice to uphold truth and human dignity. Omar said that Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions exhibited unparalleled courage and patience and made historic sacrifices at Karbala which would enlighten and guide the mankind forever. “Karbala teaches us the lesson of upholding the principals of See Imam on pg 11...
Socio-economic dev. of people govt’s priority: Sakina Saying that the coalition government under the leadership of Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah has launched welfare and developmental schemes for the equitable development of all three regions of State with extra focus on hitherto neglected and far flung areas of the State, Minister for Social Welfare and ARI Trainings, Ms. Sakina
during her Constituency tour here on Thursday. She said Govt led by Chief Minister, Mr. Omar Abdullah numerous developmental projects have been completed across the State which are yielding fruitful results and people have benefitted at large by the implementation of these projects. She said various other projects in various sectors including PHE, Power, Education and Health-
Itoo said that present government has introduced many revolutionary acts and laws including Panchayat Raj Act, Public Services Guarantee Act and Right to Information Act through which administrative powers have been decentralised and people have been empowered to become active participant of democratic set up besides ensuring transparency and better governance in the State. This was stated by the Minister while addressing a large gathering of people and public representatives at village Dandwara of Noorabad Constituency in district Kulgam
care are underway across the State and will be completed soon. The people of the area appreciated the efforts made by the Minister in the development of the area. They said that lot has been done and more efforts need to be made for the upliftment and betterment of the people of the area. On the occasion, various deputations called on the Minister who put forth their collective and individual problems and demands. The Minister gave patient hearing to all the deputationists and assured them that all See Sakina on pg 11...
KULGAM, NOVEMBER 14:
National Day for Children Child labour rampant in J&K: Experts
‘No rehabilitation policy for state’s more than 80,000 orphans’ Srinagar, Nov 14: On the eve of National Day for Children, several social organizations and civil society groups expressed serious concern over the plight of children in Jammu and Kashmir and stressed for the comprehensive policy for the rehabilitation of more than 80 thousand orphan children in the state. The reports received by Kashmir News Service (KNS) mentioned that the civil society groups of valley while slamming the authorities over the plight of children in the state accused that the state gov-
ernment has turned ‘blind-eye’ towards the condition of children in the state. The figures issued by the state authorities about the number of children subjected to child labour, reveal that there are 4900 such children but the independent surveys reveal that the number could be more than 1 Lakh. While commenting on the recent handout of the state government which mentioned that the child who does the labour by his own choice and is not subjected for the work is not a child labour, Prof. Dabla said that if this order is to be believed then there is not even a single case of child labour in the state. “The children here are being converted
into the machines so that they could earn money and to sustain their families.” Prof. Dabla further stated that the major cause of concern at present is that the children born during the times of recent turmoil have deeply been affected physiologically and that economic crises have added to their miseries. He said that the state authorities must come forward and devise a long time strategy so that the children of the state could be rehabilitated at the earliest otherwise the outcome would be serious and destructive. The leading educationist Professor A.G. Madhosh said that during the last 25 years of turmoil, the children of the state have been affect-
ed at the worst and that there are more than 80 thousand orphans in the state between the age group of 15-25 years. He further claimed that the out of 80 thousand, more than 60 thousand have lost their parents due to the violence of past 25 years. “The government has to come up with the strong plan that can be implemented on ground so that we could save these children from destruction.” Prof. Madhosh further stated that more than 60 percent orphans in the state have turned towards child labour and that they have never seen the doors of the school. “They have the liabilities of their families and they have to sustain their living, the state has to devise a long term strategy so that these children could get education and also can sustain their respective families.” The human rights activist Khuram Parvez while talking to KNS said that the children have been See Children on pg 11...
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Pogal, Neil, Senapati and Ukhralat a cost of Rs. 3 crore. The Union Minister said that far flung districts of the State which include Ramban, Kishtwar and Doda are being given special attention in respect of development and welfare by the Central Government. He said that schemes like RMSA and SSA are under implementation to extend quality education facilities to the far flung areas and PMGSY and other related schemes have been successful in spreading network of roads and communication to uncovered areas of the State. The Government has an objective to eradicate poverty from the face of the society besides extending employment opportunities to the youth and in this direction several initiatives have been taken collectively by the Central and State Governments. On this occasion, Minister of State for Technical Education, Power and Information, Mr. Vikar Rasool Wani, MP Ch. Lal Singh and other dignitaries were also present. Mr. Vikar while addressing the public meetings said that during the regime of Mr. Ghulam Nabi Azad as Chief Minister, the State of Jammu and Kashmir witnessed rapid growth and large number of projects both developmental and welfare were launched. He said several mega Receiving Stations were set up, Higher Secondary complexes were constructed; several roads and link roads were constructed besides extending essential services to various uncovered areas in Banihal. Expressing his heartfelt gratitude to the Union Minister for evincing personal interest in the development of Banihal, Mr. Vikar said that Mr. Azad left no stone unturned in giving fillip to several sectors related to common masses by providing liberal funding from the Central Government. He hoped that the State in general and Banihal in particular will receive affectionate patronage from Mr. Azad in future also.
must make these ‘war and hate mongers’ accountable for the better future of the people of the Subcontinent,” Kamal said. He told CNS that if Indian Army intends to prepare a ground for the war and wants to intrude into Pakistan administered Kashmir, then, “I am sorry to say that it would be the biggest blunder on part of India. Any intrusion or attack on Pakistan administered Kashmir would give UN an ample chance to intervene and naturally the K-issue would get internationalized which would prove fatal for India,” Kamal said. Terming the UN resolutions on Kashmir as optional and not mandatory, Kamal said the solution of the issues lies in Shimla agreement. “Secretary General UN, Ban-Ki-Moon himself has asserted that UN resolutions on Kashmir are not mandatory so it is better for the both countries to settle the issue bilaterally under Shimla agreement,” Kamal said adding that any flare up on Line of Control will never be in the interest of India.
Omar........ Reviewing the works and initiatives undertaken by Sonamarg Development Authority (SDA) and Gulmarg Development Authority, (GDA) in two separate meetings, he chaired here, the Chief Minister stressed that no violation of building permissions granted by BOCA should be allowed and wherever, unauthorized constructions and land grabbing has taken place, the same should be challenged and public notices should be issued to all such violators. The Chief Minister also stressed on improving the aesthetics of the markets at Sonamarg and Gulmarg that fits in with the local architecture and is suitable for a resort. He also called on SDA and GDA to ensure strict adherence to sewage and sanitation disposal norms by the hoteliers. Chief Executive officers of SDA and GDA briefed the Chief Minister about the initiatives taken by the authorities to develop and upgrade infrastructure for convenience of the tourists and sought approval for new initiatives required to be undertaken. During the meeting, the Chief Minister reviewed the State plan for the years 2012-13 and proposed action plan for the year 201314 of SDA and GDA. Action Plan 2013-14 to the tune of Rs. 3 crore
Office of the Regional Transport Office Kashmir Notice
Whereas a joint application has been received from Ab Rashid Tramboo S/o Habib-ullah Tramboo R/o Bishembar Nagar Sgr. (as Transferor) and Imran Khan S/o Ab Rashid Khan R/o Hazratbal Sgr. (as Transferee) for transfer of Auto Carriage route permit No. 5357/SVAL Covering vehicle No. JK01C-1463. 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 S.T.W. Co. namely Bagh Hussain. No: JK RTOK 6344 Sd/- Regional Transport Officer Dated: 02-11-2013 Kashmir G.D
for SDA and Action Plan 2013-14 for GDA to the tune of Rs. 3.5 crore along with additionality of Rs. 50 lakh was approved during the meeting. The Chief Minister asked the GDA to make early preparations ahead of the upcoming winter sports activities at Gulmarg Ski resort and ensure that this year we have a longer ski season. The review meetings were attended by Minister for Tourism, Mr. G. A. Mir, Minister for Agriculture, Mr. Ghulam Hassan Mir, Minister for Forests, Mr. Mian Altaf Ahmed, Principal Secretary Planning and Development Mr. B. R Sharma, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Mr. B.B. Vyas, Commissioner Secretary Tourism, Mr. Atul Dulloo, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, J&K, CCF Kashmir, Chief Wildlife Warden, Chairman PCB, Deputy Commissioners Ganderbal and Baramulla, Director Tourism, Kashmir, Chief Engineers, MD JKSCCC, MD JKTDC and other officers.
Sagar........ by us that the peace was restored and now the people are reaping the peace dividends and the pace of developmental activities has been speeded up”, he added. The Minister said that the government has introduced several schemes which have been instrumental in uplifting the socio-economic profile of the people besides providing ample opportunities of employment to the people and the youth in particular. He said that special and focussed attention is being given to ensure that the problem of unemployment is addressed by implementing the programmes like UMEED, Himayat, Udaan, SKEWPY etc. by which the youth can be provided the avenues of setting up of their own entrepreneurial units. Mr. Sagar said that certain parties who have got frustrated by the achievements registered by the present government are trying to spread lies to mislead the people. ‘’The people are aware of the work done by the Government and would give a befitting reply to these in near future’’, he maintained. While referring to the universal messages of Islam, the Minister asked the people to follow the teachings as they are replete with the concept of brotherhood, peace and mutual co-existence. He said that these teachings have become more relevant in the present days and we should religiously follow them.
Imam........ righteousness under all circumstances and denying evil forces to make us succumb or bow before them”, Omar added. The Chief Minister prayed for the peace and well being of the State and its people on the occasion.
GNS quoting many PDP leaders as having said. The situation is grimmer in the rural areas, where load shedding can go for 20 hours together in a day thus forcing people in to innumerable hardships. The leaders said the chief minister’s tall claims about the increase in power generation, squarely fall flat when related to the actual ground realities. If the chief minister’s announcements have been carrying any weight power should not have been elusive then! Instead of giving people any relief, the only thing the present dispensation could do is to increase the power tariff more than four folds, over the years, without bothering about its own duties of providing better services to the people, the legislatures said and added: When the entire Valley is reeling under continuous darkness, the chief minister’s statement serve as a cruel joke for the people. The PDP leaders said the PDP during its brief tenure in the government had brought the power supply back on rails within shortest possible time and many areas received uninterrupted electric supply. But this govt has wasted that initiative and now the situation is almost the same as it was prior to 2002.The vast improvement registered in power supply by the previous coalition the leaders said only an inefficient and insensitive government like the present one could have achieved such a disastrous reversal. The PDP legislatures said the ruling coalition has failed even to provide basic amenities which is forcing us to demonstrate on the streets as the rulers are not unable to respond to the difficulties faced by the people. The leaders said the people of the state have
Office of the Regional Transport Office Kashmir Notice
Whereas a joint application has been received from Mst Jameela W/o Mohd Amin R/o Rainawari Srinagar (as Transferor) and Parvez Ahmad Bakshi S/o Nissar Ahmad Bakshi R/o Batmaloo Sgr. (as Transferee) for transfer of Auto (P) Carriage route permit No. 3991SVAL Covering vehicle No. JK01c-1463. 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 S.T.W. Co. namely Bagh Hussain. No: JK RTOK 6344 Sd/- Regional Transport Officer Dated: 01-11-2013 Kashmir
Office of the Executive Engineer, Construction Division No. 1st Srinagar FRESH SNOW CLEARANCE STAGE TENDER NOTICE SERIAL NIT No.191/CD-Ist/2013-2014/0672-82.Date 12/11/2013
1. For and on behalf of Governor Jammu and Kashmir State, sealed tenders affixed with Rs..2.00 (Revenue stamps) are G.D invited from the Registered P.W.D Contractor's of any class for the snow clearance of various roads falling under the jurisdiction Construction Division No. 1st Srinagar on Annual Stage basis for the winter of 2013-2014 as per the stage list herewith. 2. Tenders written on tender booklet forms issued by any Executive Engineer of any wing of the Public Works Department of Kashmir province will be received in the office of Superintending Engineer. PWD (R&B) Circle Sqr/Budqam on or before 21.11.2013 upto 2.00 P.M and will be opened by him on the same day or any other subsequent day convenient to the Superintending Engineer, PWD (R&B) Circle Sgr/Budgam. 3. The Superintending Engineer reserves to himself right of accepting or rejecting any tender without assigning any reason or giving any explanation. 4. The tender bearing conditions or mutilations or submitted telegraphically or on plain paper will net be entertained. 5. The intending tenderers are required to quote rate as percentage above or below the Sanctioned Schedule of rates of 2012 (i.e. %age above or below the S.S.R of 2012). The rates should be quoted both in words a:; well as in figures and written in ink without any mutilation. 6. No subsequent correction slip or verbal representation for raising or lowering the rates of tenders shall be entertained. 7. Under any circumstances no extra rates can be allowed or any claim entertained. No such mutilation should be made while quoting for the work. In case of any ambiguity the decision of the tender opening authority shall be final. 8. The tenders will remain valid for a period of three months from the date of opening of tenders. 9. One stage will ordinarily be allotted to one contractor but he may however tender for any number of stages but on separate tender forms. 10. All tenders must properly be sealed in envelop bearing the name of the Division, Stage No. and the name of tender otherwise these are liable for rejection. 11. The successful tenderer shall have to enter into an agreement with the department after the result of tenderer is announced/ intimated to the contractor. 12. As soon as the acceptance of the tender is communicated to the successful tenderer, the contract shall be binding upon him through the formal deed incorporating the terms of contract may be executed by the contractor later. Failure for execution of such a formal deed shall not however prevent the department to enforce the contract against the contractor. 13. The snow clearance stage contractor shall be bound to do the snow clearance immediately when he is ordered to do so. For this purpose the stage contractor or his representative (approved by the Executive Engineer) has to keep himself in close liaison with the departmental officers and has to be present in the stage jurisdiction. In case contractor fails to make the clearance within the scheduled period and or fails to provide immediate motor paths a penalty of Rs. 500/- (Rupees five hundred) per day of delay will be imposed at the discretion of the Executive Engineer. 14. All motorable roads Shall have to be cleared on the same day of snow fall as there has to he no blockade of road for more than 12 hours. DIPK: 9943 Xen Construction Division No Ist Srinagar
now understood the basic cause for darkness were the repeated compromises and sell-outs by the NC. The leaders said while rest of the country lights homes and runs industries of the power generated in J&K, the people of the state were left high and dry. “Whether it is the sweltering of Jammu or the freezing cold of Kashmir and Ladakh there was no respite for the people as between Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah ten most feasible projects were handed over to NHPC.” The consumers applied for metering in the hope of getting uninterrupted power supply and to a large extent cooperated in making only genuine use of electricity and paying the tariff on time. This rhythm in the revolutionary change was broken by the selfish and thoughtless slogan of NC during the elections asking people to break meters and use heaters. Instead of bringing any relief to the people the system has now almost collapsed even though the power tariff has been increased more than three fold in the last four years, the legislatures added. (GNS)
Police........ (PDP) meanwhile denied the media reports about the incident of firing, at Barzulla Bandipore, saying the incident is both mysterious and unfortunate and is being politicized by vested interests. In a statement a party spokesman said that one constable namely Altaf Baba is not the PSO of the local MLA, but was being deputed as an escort duty during the VIP travel or movement by the concerned department. He (constable) hails from the same village and has reportedly some personal disputes with the injured persons. It is the duty of the police now to ascertain facts and bring culprits book. Taking an exception to the malicious media campaign unleashed by the surrendered militant turned politician-Usman Majid-against the local MLA and serves on false, frivolous and concocted reports, the local law maker is of the view that escort and security provided to him is turned into a liablility and defamation rather than protection. He (MLA) has accordingly thought to convey to security authorities his displeasure and has also asked for withdrawl of entire security including PSO’s and house guard. The spokesman said the local MLA has taken the decision in view of his personal reputation which is more important than anything else.
Children........ worst hit during the turmoil and that the children here are being chained and detained instead of giving pen in their hands. “It is natural that the child living in the conflict zone cannot be normal, they have fear inside their minds.” He further stated that particularly from the last five years, more than 13000 youth have been arrested and most of them are under 18. (KNS)
No seats reserved for ladies in public transport People didn’t support this initiative: SP Traffic Srinagar, Nov 14 (KNS): As the posters still remain glued on public busses across city that ‘first 8 seats are reserved for ladies,’ there seem to be no takers of the order that was issued by the traffic authorities some two years back. Talking to Kashmir News Service (KNS), several citizens expressed serious concern that the order issued earlier by the traffic authorities is not being complied with by general public and that the reserved seats for ladies in public busses still remains a distant dream.Dilshada, (name changed) said that the eve teasing in the public busses have become the norm in the city and that the seats reserved for ladies, in public buses, are not being provided due to which the women folk go through the tremendous hardships during their travel.“We ask them (males), when seated, for the seats that according to S.P traffic are reserved for us but they never show any concern,” said Naseema Akhtar, who works in bank,The SP Traffic Haseeb-ur-Rahman when contacted by KNS said that the order issued earlier by the traffic department has not received any positive response and that his department has worked hard to make the seats reserved for ladies in public busses across city.He further stated that a local NGO raised the issue with the traffic department and it launched the awareness campaign in various schools and colleges. “After such a long time, there has been no response from the people. The society has not supported the initiative and we see the men fight with the ladies and never give them the seats that actually are reserved for them only.” The SP traffic further stated that the women are reluctant in making complaints before the police and that the department cannot act until a complaint is lodged. “There are no penal laws for this and no fine can be imposed,” says SP traffic while adding that the department earlier requested the district administration for the permission of the imposition of fine if the order is not followed. “They assured that we can impose fine even if it will be mere Rs.10. We asked for the receipt book but till date it has not been issued.” When asked that can there be any helpline so that people complain about violation of order, the SP traffic said that several civil society groups has earlier assured that the help-lines will be dedicated for the cause but till date no one really has come forward.
IN THE COURT OF SUB JUDGE AT CHADOORA
Altaf Hussain Bhat 1. Gh. Rasool Bhat (Alias Mohammad Altaf Bhat) S/o Mahmed Bhat S/o Gh Rasool Bhat 2. Gh Mohu-Ud-Din Bhat R/o Gundi Maqsood S/o Gh Rasool Bhat Tehsil Chadoora District Budgam District Budgam 3. General Public at Large (Applicant) (Non-Applicants) Application in terms of secession 6 of secession certificate Act 1977, Seeking issuance of Session certificate in favour of applicant to the tune of Rs 1,66,680 (One Lac Sixty Six Thousand Six Hundred only) Notice to the Public at large Whereras the applicant has filled the above titled application in this court for the grant of Secession Certificate. Now through the medium of this proclamation general public at large is hereby informed that if any person having any objection with regard to the above titled application then he/she/they may appear in this court on 27.11.2013 either in person or though advocate and file objections, if any failing which no objection shall be entertained and the application will be decided accordingly to law. Put up application on entertained and the application will be decided accordingly to law. Put up application on 27.11.2013 for further proceedings. Given under my hand and seal of this court on 12th day of November 2013-11-14 Sub-Judge Chadoora B.N.A
Sakina........ genuine demands will be fulfilled in phased manner. Ms. Sakina also took stock of several developmental works being executed in the various areas of the Constituency. She directed the concerned officers to expedite all the projects in time bound manner. She enjoined upon them to work with honesty, dedication and coordination to ensure better services and redressal of public issues. On the occasion, the Minister distributed cheques to the tune of Rs. 23 lakhs among the affected families whose property was damaged in recent windstorm. Ms. Itoo also announces Rs. 2 lakhs from here Constituency Development Fund for the repairs and renovation of Ziyarat Hazrat Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Wali (RA) Wali Noor Gulzarabad. The Minister was accompanied by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mr. Gulzar Shabnam and other concerned district officers.
GOVERNMENT OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR.
POWER DEVELOPOMENT CORPORATION J&K SRINAGAR. OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE ENGINEER CIVIL CONSTRUCTION DIVISION 2nd NGHEP GANDERBAL Tender Notice N.I.T.No.06 of 2013-14 Dated:- 11/11/2013
For and on behalf of the Managing Director Jammu & Kashmir State Power Development Corporation sealed tenders affixed with five Rupee Revenue Stamps are invited from approved contractors for the works reflected in the enclosed annexure.The detailed tender documents can be had from the office of the Ex.Engineer civil construction division-llnd NGHEP Ganderbal from 25.11.2013 to 27.11.2013 on cash payment for an amount as shown against each. The tenders shall reach the office of the undersigned on or before, 30.11.2013 upto 2 P.M
ANNEXTURE TO NIT NO. 06 OF 2013-14 DATED:S.NO:
Name of work
Advertised cost (Rs. In lacs)
Earnest money (Rs.)
Class of contract.
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11.2013 Cost offender document
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Renovation. Sub divisional office at C.C. Div. Ilnd (raising of 2nd floor) including improvement of Chief Office.
Rs.600/-Non transferable & Non refundable
Face lifting of Preng Park for foundation stone laying ceremony of New Ganderbal Hydro Electric Project at Preng Head works.
Rs.200/-Non transferable & Non refundable
Executive Engineer Civl Construction Division II
GOVERNMENT OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR.
OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR DISTRICT EMPLOYMENT & COUNSELING CENTRE BUDGAM. NOTICE
It is for the information of all the concerned that the following candidates approached to this office for registration as a Self Help Group in District Budgam under the title name of the Firm "M/S A.M Constructions Khanpora Budgam". Before processing the case, objections if any from any-body regarding the registration of above named firm / particulars of the candidate, are invited which may be submitted in writing to the office of the undersigned within a period of 07 (seven) days of the publication of this notice. No objections shall be entertained after the expiry of the stipulated period given above. . . S.No
Name of the Candidate
Imtiyaz Hussain Mir S/o Ghulam Rasool Mir.
3 Years Diploma in Computer Engg.
Ahraz Mohammad Dar S/o Ghulam Mohammad Dar Khanpora Budgam
3 Years Diploma in Electrical Engg.
Shabir Ahmad Bhat S/o Nazir Ahmad Bhat
3 Years Diploma in Electrical Engg.
3 Years Diploma in Electrical Engg.
JarMohammad Dar S/o Abdul Gani Dai-
3 Years Diploma in Civil Engg.
S/o Mohammad Latief Dar
Deputy Director District Employment and Councelling Centre Budgam
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Governor reviews Campus Recruitment programme - over 1400 students recruited y reputed companies AMMU, NOVEMBER 14 – Mr. N. N. Vohra, Governor, as Chancellor of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University and the four State Universities, has asked the Vice Chancellors to keep him regularly informed about the outcome of the Campus Recruitment programme. Earlier, he had also addressed the Chairmen of several eminent companies to undertake campus recruitments in the Katra and Srinagar Campuses. Side by side, he had asked the Vice Chan-
cellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University to get together BE, ME & MBA students of all Universities in the Jammu Division and the Vice Chancellor, Kashmir University to do likewise for all the Universities in the Kashmir Division, so that the recruiting companies could have a good number from whom they could select the best. The Governor reviewed the Campus Recruitment programme yesterday for the past year and for the first 10 months of 2013. It is disclosed that 519 students were
selected in 2012, of whom 350 were from Kashmir University, in various disciplines, followed next by 136 from the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University. During January – October 2013, 900 students were selected, of whom 734 were from Kashmir University and 137 from the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University. As far as the Jammu University is concerned, 43 students secured job placements during the period under review and, besides, 1209 were selected under UDAAN
In the two State Agriculture Universities, 19 students were selected but all of them did not take up the offered assignments. It is stated that that this is perhaps due to a significantly large number of students in SKUAST-K, followed next by SKUAST-J, have succeeded, after sitting for competitive examinations, in securing well paid scholarships for pursuing higher studies. The Chancellor has again addressed the Vice Chancellors
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Wani for attaining the tangible targets for the welfare of people Reviews functioning of JKPCC SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 14:
Minister for R&B, Mr. Abdul Majid Wani who is also Chairman of the JKPCC today convened a meeting of officers to review the pace of development works being undertaken by the corporation. While reviewing pace of various developmental projects being executed by JKPCC in the Valley, the meeting was informed that work in SPS Library involving a cost of Rs. 30.40 crores is apace while renovation under remodelling of Tagore Hall is near in completion. The Minister was told that work on Palapora Foot Bridge is apace and is expected to be completed by the end of this year, while work on new Zaina Kadal bridge is in nearing completion and repair of old Zaina Kadal wooden bridge is also apace and Guzhama bridge is expected to be completed within a month. He was also informed that work on Mini Secretariat at Tangmarg is apace at Rs. 41.67 crores. The work on additional block in Srinagar Civil Secretariat taken up at a cost of Rs. 28.75 crore is also apace and its completion is expected by April 2014. It was given out that work on Eidgah prayer ground, repair of old Habba Kadal wooden bridge is nearing completion while work on JKSPDC’s Corporate office at Raj bagh, Srinagar is at pace at a cost of Rs. 4855.50 crore. The Minister was informed that the corporation despite facing financial constraints in making every effort to complete project within targeted period. He was told that about Rs. 123 crore are outstanding against various departments on account of constructions of district hospital Baramulla and Sopore, various bridges and other developmental projects. The Minister said that the matter regarding release of expended funds would be taken up with the Chief Minister. The meeting was attended by the Managing Director, JKPCC, deputy General Manager Kashmir Province and other concerned. Later the leaders of Corporations Employees Union met the Minister and put forth their demands. He assured them that their genuine demands would be fulfilled.
JAMMU, NOVEMBER 14: The Committee on Ethics of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Thursday suggested for establishment of Telephone Exchange and Speaker’s Grievance Cell in Legislative Assembly Complex at Jammu and Srinagar. It observed that it will help the legislators in communicating with top bureaucrats of the administration. The meeting of Ethics Committee was held here today and was presided over by the Speaker of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Mr. Mubarak Gul. The Chairman of Ethics Committee Mr. Aijaj Ahmad Jan and its members Dr.Mushtafa Kamal, Mir Zahoor Ahmed, Syed Bashir Ahmed, Mr. Sukhnandan Kumar, Mrs.BimlaLuthra and Prof.Ghouru Ram Baghat attended the meeting. During the meeting the Members gave their valuable suggestions and views on the model code of conduct to be observed by the members in and outside the House. Among others, Special Secretary, Mr. M. R. Singh and other officers of Assembly Secretariat also attended the meeting.
Prasad sanctions scholarships for 64 wards of deceased police personnel JAMMU,NOV 14: The Director General of Police (DGP), Mr. Ashok Prasad has said that welfare of police wards is one of the top most priorities of the Organization to infuse spirit of competition among them and boost their morale. He said that various welfare schemes have been introduced to inspire police wards towards the quality education enabling to compete in competitive examinations and sports events. Mr. Prasad sanctioned scholarships of Rs 4.52 lacks out of Central Police Fund in favour of 64 wards of deceased police personnel, who laid down their lives in protecting the human lives and public property in militancy related incidents in the State. Reviewing the scholarship schemes for police wards at a meeting held at Police Headquarters (PHQ) today. Mr. Prasad said that the Organization, realizing its responsibility to help the wards of martyrs, has been providing scholarships to their school going children enabling them to continue their education. Giving further details, Mr. Prasad said that various other schemes have been launched by the Organization to provide quality education for police wards. Police Public Schools have been established at all range headquarters, besides twin capital cities of Jammu and Srinagar. The schools in capital
cities are fully equipped with latest techniques of education including computer lab facilities and sufficient infrastructure. Since the schools at other districts are at their early stage, but the schools in two capital cities have performed excellent during the recent years and the students of these schools have secured distinctions in different professional examinations. The beneficiaries from class first to graduate level include Kamal Singh, Fareed Ahmed, Safoora Morifat, Tarzeela Morifat, Waseem Akram, Tahira Khatoon, Mohit Choudhary, Arzoo Shrama, Raheena Choudhary, Rifat Naz, Mehnaz Zahoor, Shabnam Naz, Azra Khatoon, Sakshi Pandita, Rayees Ahmed, Rafia Jan, Junaid Ahmed, Nargista Bano, Azhar Naseem, Javaid Ahmed, Yasmeena Bano, Suleman Khan, Imran Khan, Arfana Kosar, M. Rumankia, Rukhsana Majeed, Saima Majeed, Waheed Khan, Mohammad Rafiq, Afia Parvween, Sobia Parveen, Faiza Naseem, Nadish Farooq, Raisabba Farooq, Syed Ishrtat Nazir, Syed Auqib Nazir, Syed Imrat Nazir, Shagufta Khaliq, Najma, Saida Kouser, Adil Ahmed Dar, Ishfaq Ahnmed Dar, Shabina Akhter, Zahid Iqbal, Javaid Iqbal, Assia Iqbal, Sumaira Akhtar, Subreena Bano, Amir Maqbook, Vikas Maqbook, Daljinder Singh, Shafqat Muzamil, Ishftiyaq Muzamil, Ishfaq
Establishment of Fruit, vegetable mandi at Tamotar Morh on anvil
Minister for Horticulture and Housing, Mr. Raman Bhalla has said the Government was making concerted efforts to enhance horticulture produce in hilly areas of the State, adding that in this regard several schemes have been launched in the State under Horticulture Mission to acquaint the farmers about the rich benefits of horticulture. This was stated by the Minister while addressing a large gathering of fruit and vegetable traders after inspecting the proposed site for establishment of Primary Rural Fruit and Vegetable market at Tamotar Morh in Kud, here today. The Minister said that the Government would establish a Fruit and vegetable market with all modern facilities at Tamotar Morh in Kud. He said in this regard 5 kanals of land have been acquired and a project report of Rs. 1. 50 crore prepared for approval of funds. The Minister said that farmers have been motivated to avail advantage of modern technology for improving their yield and close coordination between Horticulture officers and farmers is necessary for promotion of the horticulture sector as large section of farmers earn their livelihood from this sector. The Minister asked the officers to conduct awareness camps in regular basis in hilly and far-off areas of the
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to further invigorate the Campus Recruitment programme and thanked TCS, BHEL, NTPC, WIPRO, AXIS Bank, YES Bank, AIRTEL, HDFC Bank, HCL, AMUL, INFOTECH, HCCL, ICICI Bank, MAHINDRA LOGISTICS, IFFCO, Bank of India and all other companies which have been deputing teams to undertake campus recruitments. The Chancellor has also thanked the Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy for taking the initiative to step up officer level selections in J&K.
State for providing requisite information and knowhow to the farmers for applying scientific methodology in their fields. He stressed on organising more such camps in other blocks of the district. The Minister said that Government is considering setup a cold storage plant and food processing unit in Udhampur. He said that establishment of such units under private sectors would be encouraged and for the purpose the Government would provide 55% of subsidy under Centrally Sponsored Scheme to the intending unit holders. Mr. Bhalla stressed upon mechanization and diversification in farming to make farming a profitable business. He said introduction of Diesel Ploughs in hilly areas of the State which is shown good results, adding that micro-irrigation is being introduced besides orchardists are being facilitated with quality planting material for raising new orchards. Mr. Bhalla underscored the need for mass awareness of the schemes launched by the Government for benefits of the farmers living in hilly and rural areas. He called for a change in the mindset of the unemployed youth towards entrepreneurship and asked them to opt horticulture and be the job providers instead of job seekers. The Minister said that the department is trying its best to reach out to all the farmers to assist them in
increasing their production. He said that the farmers should boost the horticulture production supplemented by dairying activity for income generation. He also stressed for adoption of organic farming for producing high value production of different crops. The Minister also distributed cheques worth Rs. 4.01 lakh besides certificates among the diesel tiller and incentive to those who completed course in F&V preservation at a public grievances redressal camp at Kud. During his day long extensive tour accompanied by MLA, Mr. Krishen Chander Bhagat, District Development Commissioner, Ms. Yasha Mudgal, Director Horticulture (P&M) Mr. Showkat Ahmed Zargar, Director Horticulture Mr. Anil Kumar Sharma, Managing Director HPMC Mr. Mohammad Rafiq, besides other senior officers visited several areas to take stock of different activities launched by the Horticulture department for promoting fruit and vegetable crops in the district. The Minister said that development of fruit mandi at Kallar is in progress adding that so far Rs. 4.34 crore have been released for purpose against which Rs. 3.18 crore have been expended for construction of auction shed, administrative block, toilet block, besides approached.
Ahmed, Shahid Iqbal Zahid Rasool Jan, Shahid Farooq, Muskan Bashir, Suraya Jan, Rabia Amin, Naveeda Anjum, Rashid Roohul Amin, Quratul Aien and Rubeena Farooq. The DGP said that the Organization is aware about the hardships faced by the police personnel in view of their nature of duty. He said the violence of more than two decades also left the families of our martyrs, especially the children in a desperate condition and the Organization is committed to provide a succour in the form of financial assistance to these families. Besides various welfare steps taken for the welfare of the families of police martyrs and the serving personnel, scholarships are provided to their wards so that they could continue their studies and excel in different fields of life. Organization is also encouraging the meritorious children of serving personnel and providing free coaching for appearing in the competitive examinations to expiate their talent, said the DGP. He stressed upon the parents to pay proper attention of the studies of their children, besides their professional duties because the future of a nation lies with the upcoming generations. He said that quality education has assumed more importance in the present days and every child has to perform better and make his future brighter.
Jail Superintendents conference held DG Prisons stresses for adoption of modern technology in improving jail security
JAMMU, NOVEMBER 14:
Annual Jail Superintendents Conference was held today at Kote Bhalwal Jail. The conference was organised by J&K Prisons Department. The conference was presided by Director General of Prisons, Mr. K. Rajendra Kumar and attended by the Deputy Inspectors General of Prisons, Jail Superintendents, Prison Medical Officers and the staff of Prisons. The Conference was organised with the aim for sharing the ideas for improving the Prisons Management System and providing opportunities for professional development of the correctional administration. In his speech, Director General of Prisons emphasised the need to adopt modern technology for improving the security in the prisons as well as best prison practices. He focused on reformatory and rehabilitative programmes will be top priority on the department’s agenda followed by welfare of staff besides infrastructure development. Mr. Rajendra dealt in length with the essential of three R’s i.e. rehabilitation, reformation and reintegration of the prison inmates and the steps that are required to be taken for achieving the organisational objectives. During the Conference, power point presentations were made by all Jail superintendents related to the working of their respective jails and imperative issues pertaining to the security and correctional services. The presentations were followed by an open discussion on jail management, infrastructural requirements, recruitments, staff development, reformation and rehabilitation of offenders, health care, implementation of various judicial rulings, ministry of Home Affairs/State Government Advisories, fiscal, technical and legal issues.
March 21-April 19 You’re trying to protect and shelter a certain part of yourself from others. This special spot in your soul that you hide from others is probably the most beautiful, since you nurture it so carefully. Don’t give up this piece of yourself too easily. Save this pristine, delicate place for someone most deserving.
Taurus April 20-May 20
Although some people may think of you as a space cadet when it comes to decisions and commitments, they may see a different side of you today. Don’t be surprised if others come around to your camp once they hear your side of the story. Somehow all the pieces are fitting into place just like you knew they would. Those who doubted you will be pleasantly surprised.
Gemini May 21-June 21
It may be hard to find your mental and physical home base. Your mind could be wrapped in a cloud or some sort of imaginative time warp, so be careful how you proceed. Your head is in another dimension and you aren’t paying nearly enough attention to the road ahead of you. Get off the highway and let your mind wander in a place where it’s safe to do so.
Cancer June 22-July 22
You like to recycle in your home and your workplace. Be a part of the solution instead of the problem by picking up after yourself and making sure that you aren’t leaving a mess wherever you go. The state of the environment is more of a concern every day. It’s up to each individual to make a difference.
July 23-August 22 The source of your frustration may be people who seem to be sensitive and honest yet act abrasively and speak aggressively. Try not to be fooled by those who continuously offer one image while delivering another. Keep your guard up. Don’t waste your time giving people more chances than they deserve.
August 23-September 22
Have fun with people today. Talk about the fantasies you dream about coming to fruition in the coming years. Your emotions are strongly tied to your imagination. You could become defensive when someone starts to poke holes in your dreams. Use your intellect to defend yourself and the ideals you wish to live by in the future.
September 23-October 23 Your competitive side may be a strong force in today’s activities. Before you get too emotional about any situation, use logic and cold, hard facts to defend your position. Well thought out arguments presented clearly and concisely will be more effective than an emotional explosion full of tears and harsh words.
October 24-November 21 Finding the answers you seek is easier when you take a more adamant position about where you stand now and where you want to be later. If you continue to be uncertain and relaxed about which way to proceed, others may take advantage of you. You have the strength and power to fuel your desires. It’s time to put these into effect.
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
You’ve almost reached an important finish line. Don’t give up. This is the time to kick into high gear and get moving even more quickly than before. Your emotions may remain out in left field as they merge with your most active fantasies. Do your best to stay on track by looking forward instead of behind you. You can always change course after you reach this finish line.
Capricorn December 22-January 19
This is a good time to make decisions that bring together your need for practicality as well as desire for emotional freedom. It’s important for your mental health to have faith in your fantasies and your ability to see them through to fruition. There’s a special portal open for you today with your name on it.
Aquarius January 20-February 18
You’re apt to feel support, though it might be hidden in unexpected places. Don’t discount anyone. Even the most caustic remarks have a touch of sensitivity and progressive thought that can help you a great deal. There’s strength in emotional truth even if you don’t want to hear it. Bitter pills may be hard to swallow, but they can be good for you.
February 19-March 20 It may be hard for anything to hold your attention today. Your mind may drift easily, and you may not have the patience to deal with situations that come your way. Do your best to wait until someone is finished talking before you jump in with your two cents. Be polite and respectful of others and they’ll be more respectful of yours.
ZABARWAN TIMES Friday, 15 November 2013
No signs of overcoming dark days
he deteriorating situation in regard to the supply of electricity in the valley has touched new lows and the erratic power supply has made life a hell in these chilly days. Whether a city, a town or a village the situation is almost similar as the curtailment continues unabated and people are put to a lot of inconvenience especially at peak hours. Most parts of the Srinagar city are plunged into darkness everyday and hardly some areas get electricity supply at peak hours on rotational basis. Despite tall claims the power development department has totally failed in supplying electricity regularly to its consumers at least at the peak hours during winters. It is not the darkness of our homes only; it is in fact the darkness of our total prosperity which is hanging around us due to the shortage of electricity. No state or country can develop unless it has sufficient power which can run its industries, its developmental projects, its hospitals, its research centers and other centers of vitality. It has been unfortunate for this state that no efforts what so ever have been initiated by various governments for generating sufficient electricity and it is due to the laziness and ill planning that this state has not been able to harness the fruits of its nearly twenty five thousand Megawatts of power potential. It is shameful that even in this modern age the people of Jammu and Kashmir are made to suffer for want of regular electricity supply. It is high time that the state government should privatize the whole electricity generating capacity and involve stakeholders from big industrial houses to help in generating sufficient power so that this state can dream of a bright future. Electricity can help us in every field particularly in the development of science technology and tourism which have a large potential of providing enough employment opportunities for our educated youths whose future is otherwise becoming bleak with every passing day because the state government cannot provide them enough jobs. The state should immediately plan and devise effective measures to generate more electricity and divert its maximum possible funds towards this sector.
ZABARWAN TIMES Friday, 15 November 2013
Agriculture at Fast Track to Achieve the Desired Food Basket
rogressive fragmentation of land holdings, degrading natural resource base and emerging challenges of climate change are resulting in increased pressure on land and water. Required agricultural production and a diversified food basket to meet the requirement of the increasing population with higher per capita income, has to emanate from the same limited net sown area by increasing productivity with an optimal use of available technologies, water and land resources. The Department of Agriculture & Cooperation (DAC), Ministry of Agriculture, has been actively working towards strengthening agriculture sector in the country by devising new and innovative programmes for the benefit of farming community. In order to meet the growing food requirement, Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY), launched in August 2007, incentivizes the states to increase public investment in agriculture and allied sectors taking agro climatic conditions, natural resource issues and technology into account and integrating livestock, poultry and fisheries fully while providing more flexibility and autonomy to the states in planning and execution of schemes. It has become the principal instrument for increasing the States’ investment in the agriculture sector which now includes several commodity specific measures namely Bringing Green Revolution to the Eastern Region of India (BGREI), Special Initiative for Pulses and Oilseeds, Accelerating Fodder Production, Creating Vegetable Clusters, NutriCereals, Oil Palm Development, Protein Supplements, Rainfed Area Development Programme and the Saffron Mission. Besides, RKVY, National Food Security Mission (NFSM) aims to produce additional 10, 8 and 2 million tonnes of rice, wheat and pulses respectively, thereby achieving an additional production of 20 million tonnes of food grains by 2011-12. National Horticulture Mission (NHM) targeting at the holistic development of horticulture sector by ensuring forward and backward linkages through a cluster approach, with active participation of all stake holders has transformed horticulture sector tremendously. Horticulture
Mission for North East and Himalayan States (HMNEH) has contributed significantly in production of various horticulture produce there. Support to State Extension Programmes for Extension Reforms for providing manpower support, roping in farmers’ feedback for planning by setting up FACs and providing farmer to farmer learning, extension support through Farmer Friend, demonstration,
districts of 28 States and UTs across the country. ICT (including mobile governance) is also being used extensively to reach out to the farmers and other Stakeholders.Mass Media Support to Agricultural Extension scheme has been instrumental in providing Agriculture related information and knowledge to the farming community through Doordarshan and All India Radio. 1 National Channel,
These Kisan Call Centres have been revamped, strengthened and upgraded recently with Stateof–the art technologies. Number of farmers deriving benefit from KCCs has doubled since then. Support to Central Institutes is a scheme to support Directorate of Extension (DOE) for implementing all activities/components namely, National Institute for Agriculture Extension Management (MANAGE), 4 Extension Education Institutes (EEIs) and Exhibitions and Fairs organized by State Agriculture Universities/ICAR Institutes with the support of DAC in the five zones of the country including North East to disseminate information to farming communities on development of agriculture.These programmes of the Government have also emerged as the path breaking interventions which have helped in achieving record production. farm school, training, exposure visit of farmers, etc. is the flagship scheme to disseminate appropriate technologies and timely and relevant information. Under this scheme district level Agriculture Technology Management Agencies (ATMAs) have been set up in 604 rural
18 Regional Kendras of Doordarshan are telecasting agricultural programmes for 30 minutes, five to six days a week. Similarly, 96 FM Stations of All India Radio are being utilized to broadcast 30 minutes of programme for farmers 6 days a week. Further, this platform has been
facilitating focused publicity campaigns to create awareness about the assistance available under various schemes. These spots are broadcast/telecast through All India Radio, Doordarshan and Private Entertainment Programmes having maximum viewership. In addition, Agri-Clinic and Agri-Business Centers and Kisan Call Centers are other important programmes that are helping in the agriculture development in the country by providing extension services to farmers on payment basis through setting up of economically viable self-employment ventures and providing agriculture related information to the farming community through toll free country wide common eleven digit number 1800-180-1551. These Kisan Call Centres have been revamped, strengthened and upgraded recently with State-of–the art technologies. Number of farmers deriving benefit from KCCs has doubled since then. Support to Central Institutes is a scheme to support Directorate of Extension (DOE) for implementing all activities/components namely, National Institute for Agriculture Extension Management (MANAGE), 4 Extension Education Institutes (EEIs) and Exhibitions and Fairs organized by State Agriculture Universities/ICAR Institutes with the support of DAC in the five zones of the country including North East to disseminate information to farming communities on development of agriculture.These programmes of the Government have also emerged as the path breaking interventions which have helped in achieving record production of cereals, pulses, oilseeds, fruits, vegetables and spices during 2010-11 and 2011-12. Due to constant efforts of the Ministry of Agriculture, a record production of foodgrains at 257.44 million tonnes, of which 129.94 million tonnes during Kharif season and 127.50 million tonnes during the Rabi season has been achieved. Of the total foodgrains production, production of cereals was 240.23 million tonnes and pulses of 17.21 million tonnes. State and UT governments have been advised to take advantage of the good soil moisture and target for significantly higher Rabi production so as to make good for the loss of production in the Kharif season.
One Child One Light: A Project to Brighten up Schooling Days Changed Rural Scenario ver the last two decades, the rural areas of India have witnessed many changes. There are better road connections, there is a significant improvement in health care, literacy levels have gone up and mobile phones have become ubiquitous. But one thing that hasn’t changed much is the sorry state of electricity supply. 12-14 hours load shedding is a common phenomenon across most states of the country. When there is no electricity for such a long time span, one of the most affected lot are the school going children. In absence of electricity, students either do not study at all or they study under kerosene lamp. Either situation is not good. In India over 120 million children depend upon crude kerosene lamp for studying due to lack of grid electricity supply. Kerosene lamps do not emit sufficient light to enable children to read in comfort. They also emit carbon monoxide, which is harmful to the health of a child. There is also a chance of kerosene spilling resulting in a fire hazard. The end result -students fail to keep pace with school teaching and when they pass, they are less confident and less skillful to find employment opportunities. Therefore the availability of light during the study hours of children is very important. So how to address this challenge? LED Study Lights - The Best Solution Among all possible solutions, solar energy based solar lanterns appear to provide the cheapest and quickest solution. Emerging LED lighting technology which is semiconductor based presents a wonderful solution to this simple lighting issue. With the white LED revolution it is now possible to provide a simple light suitable for reading purpose that consumes less than a quarter watt but provides 10 to 50 times more useable light than a wick lamp. Hyderabad based Voluntary Organization Thrive Energy Technologies has indigenously developed a Solar Study light which provides enough light intensity for study purpose. It gives 7-8 hours of light per day on full charge. Features of Solar LED · Provides close to 150 lux of evenly distributed light output as compared to 2-3 lux of light output provided by a flickering wick lamp· Uses a NiMH (Nickelmetal Hydride) battery, which can be charged either by using the 0.5 watt solar panel provided or by an AC mobile charger or by a solar powered bulk charging system· Uses the world’s best LED and an advanced IC that ensures consistent and quality lighting even after many years of use. “The lights are designed to be very rugged and fail proof considering the rural
environment. Through innovation in technology and processes, these lights are up to 40% less expensive than commercially available lights of similar quality” says Ravi Tejwani of IIT-Bombay, closely associated with the project. Khargone Experiment: One Child One Light‘One Child One Light” is a project
The subsidized cost of the solar light is only Rs 200 for students, although the MRP is Rs 580/-. “These Solar lights will be centrally charged at school while the child is studying through common solar PV modules installed on the terrace of the school. Lamps are kept on a charging rack during the day time, and 4 to 5
They also emit carbon monoxide, which is harmful to the health of a child. There is also a chance of kerosene spilling resulting in a fire hazard. The end result -students fail to keep pace with school teaching and when they pass, they are less confident and less skillful to find employment opportunities. Therefore the availability of light during the study hours of children is very important. So how to address this challenge? LED Study Lights - The Best Solution Among all possible solutions, solar energy based solar lanterns appear to provide the cheapest and quickest solution. initiated for providing solar light to 100 students each from 100 schools, totaling to 10,000 lights in Khargone district located in South West Madhya Pradesh. It is proposed to target 100 schools from Zhirnya and Bhagwanpura Tehsil, which are among the most backward during the pilot stage. The main plan is to distribute as many as 100,000 lights in the district. Khargone district of MP has been chosen as pilot as more than 84% population lives in rural area of which 40% belongs to SC/ST category. Over 40% people use kerosene for lighting purpose. Per capita electricity consumption in MP is only about 330 units per year, while the same is 750 units for India and on an average 2000 units for the world. The project is being executed by Education Park located in Khargone district in collaboration with Thrive Energy Technologies, Hyderabad. So far, more than 4500 solar LED lights have been distributed. The objective is to distribute. How the Project Works
hours of charge would be good enough for the lamp to provide 2 -3 hours of light during the night for 2 -3 days” says Tejwani. Student, who owns solar lamp, takes it home for study during night. The student brings the light back to the school for recharging whenever it is due.. Through innovation in technology and processes, these lights are up to 40% less expensive than commercially available lights of similar quality” says Ravi Tejwani of IIT-Bombay, closely associated with the project. Khargone Experiment: One Child One Light ‘One Child One Light” is a project initiated for providing solar light to 100 students each from 100 schools, totaling to 10,000 lights in Khargone district located in South West Madhya Pradesh. It is proposed to target 100 schools from Zhirnya and Bhagwanpura Tehsil, which are among the most backward during the pilot stage. The main plan is to distribute as many as 100,000 lights in the district.
Khargone district of MP has been chosen as pilot as more than 84% population lives in rural area of which 40% belongs to SC/ST category. Over 40% people use kerosene for lighting purpose. Per capita electricity consumption in MP is only about 330 units per year, while the same is 750 units for India and on an average 2000 units for the world. The project is being executed by Education Park located in Khargone district in collaboration with Thrive Energy Technologies, Hyderabad. So far, more than 4500 solar LED lights have been distributed. The objective is to distribute. How the Project Works The subsidized cost of the solar light is only Rs 200 for students, although the MRP is Rs 580/-. “These Solar lights will be centrally charged at school while the child is studying through common solar PV modules installed on the terrace of the school. Lamps are kept on a charging rack during the day time, and 4 to 5 hours of charge would be good enough for the lamp to provide 2 -3 hours of light during the night for 2 -3 days” says Tejwani. Student, who owns solar lamp, takes it home for study during night. The student brings the light back to the school for recharging whenever it is due. Benefits of the Project The project, once implemented successfully, will bring lot of benefits directly and indirectly in the society. · 10,000 students getting solar lights will result in 30 lakh extra study hours per year. · It will bring awareness among parents, teachers and administrators and encourage people to get their own solar lights. Another domestic light model is also available for home use. · It will help reduce demand for kerosene, which is already in short supply, which in turn will save precious foreign exchange for the country. · It will reduce the health hazard to children caused by the use of kerosene lamps. · The implementation of this project will result in saving of 1.5 million tons of Carbon Dioxide emission per year. The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the effect and impact of the project on the social life of Madhya Pradesh and encourage governments to adopt solar lamps for lighting purpose as the most cost effective solution in rural areas. The Government has recognized the importance of solar energy and has launched the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission. The immediate aim of the Mission is to focus on setting up an enabling environment for solar technology penetration in the country both at a centralized and decentralized level. To promote research the National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE) has been set up at IIT Bombay.
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Jaitley CDR case: Six persons sent to 3-day police custody
‘PM aspirant’ Modi a symbol of uncontrolled violence: Congress “Narendra Modi will not become the Prime Minister. There is a report which says that Modi has become a symbol of uncontrolled violence,” said Congress spokesman Meem Afzal.
The Congress Party on Thursday said that it could not visualise Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi becoming the Prime Minister of India, as he is a symbol of uncontrolled violence.
Leaders of the Janata Dal United also agreed with this view. “Narendra Modi will not become the Prime Minister. There is a report which says that Modi has become a symbol of uncontrolled violence,” said Congress spokesman Meem Afzal. JD-U leader K.C. Tyagi said: “I am against Narendra Modi becoming the prime minister. I am not against a poor person becoming the prime minister. I am not against Modi’s profession, I am against his ideology. If Modi becomes prime minister, it will be bad for our country.” The BJP was quick to defend Modi. Vice-president and party spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said: “The secular syndicate of Congress is extremely unhappy with the popularity of Narendra Modi. They think only about Modi. The continuous attacks on Modi and the kind of language used will ensure that the secular syndicate will be wiped out.” On Wednesday, Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal had said that a person who used to sell tea cannot have a national perspective. “Narendra Modi wants to become a PM. Someone rising from a tea shop can never have a national perspective. Like, if you make a ‘sipahi’ (constable) as ‘kaptan’ (Superintendent of Police) he can never have an SP’s approach, but will have that of a constable,” Agarwal said controversially.
52 sets of CDRs were obtained of which the four accused named in the charge sheet were connected with 30 Six persons, including three Delhi Police personnel, were today remanded in threeday police custody by a court here for allegedly obtaining call detail records (CDRs) of BJP leader Arun Jaitley. Metropolitan magistrate Ashok Kumar, in in-camera proceedings, sent Assistant Sub-Inspector Gopal, head constable Harish and constable Harish and detectives Alok Gupta, Saifi and Punit in police custody till November 17. The Special Cell of Delhi Police, who had earlier filed charge sheet against four persons, arrested the six accused in connection with the case, bringing the total number of arrested persons to 10. According to police sources, 52 sets of CDRs were obtained of which the four accused named in the charge sheet were connected with 30 CDRs while these six persons were linked with 22 remaining CDRs. Seeking three days police custody of the six accused, the Special Cell told the court that they have to be confronted with each other to unearth the entire conspiracy leading to procurement of call details of
No limit on Indian students in UK, but need to watch immigration: David Cameron Seeking to allay the concerns of students looking to pursue education in the UK, British Prime Minister David Cameron Thursday said there was no limit on the number of Indian students in his country, although he did add that they needed to keep a tab on immigration.“There is no limit on the number of Indian students in Britain... What is needed is genuine students who have genuine British university admissions,” Cameron said in an interaction in Delhi. Although the number of students going to Britain to study had swelled to 60,000 in 2009, that figure has come down and the country is now attracting the more genuine students. Stressing on the need for stricter immigration controls, which was not been there in the last 10 years, Cameron said
students should be aiming to work in graduate jobs and not any other jobs.“I
think people will understand that for a country like Britain, much smaller geographically than India, we have to control immigration. We had a policy on immigration. It wasn’t well managed, it wasn’t well controlled over a 10-year period. We had an additional 2 million people coming into Britain, which is a big number,” he said.Advocating a proper immigration control regime, Cameron said, “Within such immigration control, we want to have the most attractive offers for students from around the world and I think the two new limits, the limit on numbers and the limit on staying on to work in a graduate job, make for a very good offer. “University graduates should be aiming to work in graduate jobs. I think it is a fair approach,” he added.
corroborated with data from other sources such as Facebook, according to which India had 82 million monthly active users by June 30, 2013, the second
largest geographical region for Facebook after the US and Canada. Facebook does not operate in China.Internet penetration in India is driven largely
Jaitley and others, they said. Police told the court that the investigators have to recover some computers
through which the call details records exchanged hands among the accused, they said. Earlier, Delhi Police constable Arvind Dabas and three private detectives -- Anurag,
There was panic buying of salt in tion and crack down on the hoarders, four Bihar districts following rumours Rajak said.The arrested persons have which led to the arrest of three persons been booked under provisions of Esand left the state food and consumer af- sential Commodities Act and were befairs minister Shyam Rajak blaming op- ing interrogated by local police officers, position BJP for it. Rajak said.The department officers made “An unsubstantiated rumour has public announcements about abundant spread in Darbavailability of salt “An unsubstantiated rumour has in the market at hanga, Sitamarhi, Samastipur and spread in Darbhanga, Sitamarhi, Samasti- prescribed rates Madhubani dis- pur and Madhubani districts about short- and consumers tricts about short- age of salt in the market due to reduced stopped the panic age of salt in the buying, he said. market due to supply of the commodity from Gujarat Rajak lashed reduced supply prompting the consumers to panic and out at BJP for of the commod- buy it for Rs. 70 per kg at some places,” spreading the ity from Gujarat rumour to destaprompting the bilise the JD(U) consumers to panic and buy it for Rs. 70 government in Bihar.“The BJP and its afper kg at some places,” he told reporters filiate organisations are proven masters at a hurriedly convened press conference. of rumour mongering and the rumour Three persons were arrested for about shortage of salt was no exception,” spreading rumours about shortage of he said and warned the opposition salt after he directed officials of the party of stern action if its involvement affected districts to probe the situa- was proved.
by mobile phones, with some of the cheapest and most basic hand-sets today offering access to the internet. India has 110 million mobile internet users of which 25 million are in rural India. The growth of internet penetration in rural India is driven largely by the mobile phone; 70% of rural India’s active internet population access the web via mobile phones. This may have to do with the difficulty in accessing PCs. Forty-two percent of rural India’s internet users prefer using the internet in local languages. The high prevalence of content in English is a hurdle for much of rural India. College-goers remain the largest users of the internet in India, followed by young men. While the IMAI report paints an optimistic picture of internet use in the country, another report by the Broadband Commission for Digital Development, ranked India 145 of around 200 countries for the percentage of individuals using the internet. Chakravarti, however, insists that India’s performance when it comes to internet penetration is an achievement, given the country’s current infrastructure.
woman, digital access will be extended to the entire family, including the children of the house who will probably help their mothers understand the device better,” said
an official.Women will have to clear a “digital literacy test” to be eligible for the free tablets. The state government has already readied an army of 10,000 trainers who will familiarise the women with the use of tablets and basics of digital education. After a two-month training period, the women will have to appear for a test. The state’s apparatus of common service
centres — vasudha kendras, panchayat level centres and schools with ICT infrastructure — will function as the network points for the scheme. The users will be required to visit these centres every month to update software and applications as well to mark their attendance. The state may rope in experts from IITs and elsewhere to ensure that the content on the tablets is relevant and useful. In a bid to rev up the state’s economy, the Bihar government plans to procure the tablet PCs only from firms which agree to set up a manufacturing facility in the state. While a number of manufacturers have reportedly shown interest, the technical specifications of the tablet and cost factor will depend on the state government’s stipulations. The state government is likely to seek funding through the 14th Finance Commission and will go to the Planning Commission with this project.Tablet PCs and laptops are, in fact, the flavour of this political season. The Centre is expected to procure lakhs of tablet PCs for a mega distribution exercise ahead of elections. The Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh governments have already started distributing tablet PCs, while the Jharkhand, Punjab, Goa and Chhattisgarh governments have either placed orders for lakhs of tablets or are close to finalising deals with tablet manufacturers. After tasting success with its free bicycle scheme for school-going girls, the Bihar government is planning a freebie in tune with the times - a
PM likely to campaign for Congress inPrime Mizoram on Saturday Minister Manmohan Singh is
likely to campaign for Congress in Aizawl on Saturday as the election to the 40-member Mizoram legislature is scheduled to be held on November 25. Singh would address a public rally at the parade ground of the third battalion of the Mizoram Armed Police on Saturday, official sources said on Thursday. UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi is also expected to visit south Mizoram’s Lunglei town on November 18 while AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi is likely to address public rallies at the MizoramAssam border Kolasib town and the Mizoram-Myanmar border Champhai town on November 21, party sources said.Programmes of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi are yet to be confirmed officially.
Delhi: AAP apologises to Shinde for its supporter’s abuse New Delhi: The Aam Admi Party on Thursday issued an apology for remarks made by a party supporter Rajeev Laxman, a TV host, during a public meeting. Laxman used foul language while referring to Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, for ordering an inquiry into the party’s source of funding. Laxman said, “Shinde has apparently received complaints regarding the funding of AAP. He wants the matter probed. He wants to get it investigated because (beep). He too needs to be investigated. He has his eyes on our money (beep). What
After cycles for girls, Nitish plans tablets, digital classes for women After tasting success with its free bicycle scheme for school-going girls, the Bihar government is planning a freebie in tune with the times - a tablet PC - ahead of the 2014 elections. While other state governments have so far targeted the student community with free laptops and tablets, the Nitish Kumar government is working on an ambitious Rs 8,000 crore scheme to provide tablets to digitally illiterate women in both rural and urban areas.The aim is to bring digital literacy to a largely ignored segment — the woman running a household — so that she can access health and education related information that will be useful for her whole family. Top sources said the GPRS-backed tablet will have assistive technology like voice recognition system and interactive icons on the home screen, so that a user can simply speak and search for information — all in Hindi. It will be prepped with informative applications like how to give first aid to a child suffering a sudden bout of diarrhoea, helping the user to contact the nearest primary health centre and even call up a doctor there. It will also have education-related information to enable the user to help her children with homework. The government also hopes to monitor the midday meal scheme through these tablets.“The idea is to bridge the gaping digital divide so that the woman of the house — many of whom are illiterate — is able to access necessary information. Through this
Neeraj, and Nitish -- were arrested in the case. The Special Cell had filed a charge sheet against the four accused in this case on April 16. Police had charged the accused under sections 420 (cheating), 464 (making a false document), 467 (forgery of a valuable security), 468 (forgery for the purpose of cheating) and 471 (using as genuine a forged document) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC and under Section 66 of the Information Technology Act. However, they were granted bail on May 30 on personal bond of Rs one lakh each and two sureties each of the like amount. The incident had come to light in January, causing political furore with the Opposition accusing the government of tapping Jaitley’s phone. According to police, CDRs of five numbers, including three belonging to Jaitley, were sought by them by using unauthorised email ID of Assistant Commissioner of Police (Operations) New Delhi district on January 8.
Panic buying of salt in Bihar districts
With 243 million users by 2014, India to beat US in internet reach: Study MUMBAI: Internet penetration in the country may not have crossed 16% of the population yet, but in absolute numbers this percentage works out to nearly 10 times the population of Australia. By October, the nation had crossed the 200 million mark, says a report released by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IMAI) and IMRB. The report estimates 243 million internet users in the country by June 2014, overtaking the US as the world’s second largest internet base after China. The US currently has an estimated 207 million internet users, while China has 300 million. The 205 million internet users that the IMAI reports for India are not all active users (those who use the internet at least once a month). “There is every reason to believe that they will turn into active users in the near future,” says Nilotpal Chakravarti, associate vicepresident, IAMAI. While Indians primarily use the internet for communication, largely in the form of email, social media is also an important driver of internet use in India. This facet of the IMAI report can be
tablet PC - ahead of the 2014 elections. While other state governments have so far targeted the student community with free laptops and tablets, the Nitish Kumar government is working on an ambitious Rs 8,000 crore scheme to provide tablets to digitally illiterate women in both rural and urban areas.The aim is to bring digital literacy to a largely ignored segment — the woman running a household — so that she can access health and education related information that will be useful for her whole family.Top sources said the GPRS-backed tablet will have assistive technology like voice recognition system and interactive icons on the home screen, so that a user can simply speak and search for information — all in Hindi. It will be prepped with informative applications like how to give first aid to a child suffering a sudden bout of diarrhoea, helping the user to contact the nearest primary health centre and even call up a doctor there. It will also have education-related information to enable the user to help her children with homework. The government also hopes to monitor the midday meal scheme through these tablets.“The idea is to bridge the gaping digital divide so that the woman of the house — many of whom are illiterate — is able to access necessary information. Through this woman, digital access will be extended to the entire family, including the children of the house who will probably help their mothers understand the device better,” said an official.
about the funding for the Congress?” Government orders probe into Aam Aadmi Party’s source of funding The remarks came in the wake of Shinde ordering a probe into the funding of AAP. The party has received around Rs 19 crore ahead of Delhi Assembly polls and about one-third of the funding has come from NRIs. AAP had said these cannot be called ‘foreign funds’ as the party does not accept donations from those who do not have Indian passports. NRIs donating to AAP must have Indian passports, the party had said.
AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal had called this a witchhunt and said the party has declared on its website on September 21 that it has got funding from the US, Hong Kong and the UK. It said, “The money is from NRIs with Indian passports, not from foreigners.” ALSO SEE AAP ready for probe into its funds but are Congress, BJP ready for the same? He had also alleged, “Even the Congress got Rs 1500 crore and the BJP got Rs 800 crore as funding. Who will probe their accounts? We don’t have foreign funding, NRIs have funded us, which they can as per law.”
Cabinet clears changes in SC/ST Act despite Sharad Pawar, Ajit Singh objections Despite opposition from two senior ministers, the cabinet
on Wednesday cleared amendments to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, including one that makes mere knowledge of SC/ST status of the victim sufficient to establish guilt. Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh of RLD and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar of NCP held that with misuse of the POA Act increasing, the amendments may make matter worse. Singh said there are increasing instances of a lower caste person being used as a pawn in a fight between two upper castes. Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Kumari Selja insisted all states have been taken on board and the amendments need to be adopted without further delay. The primary change is that mere knowledge of perpetrator of an atrocity that the person targeted belongs to a scheduled caste or tribe is enough to make him/her guilty. The ministry’s stand is there are many instances where police have refused to register a case as the complainant at the time of lodging it, could not prove his/her caste identity. Among the atrocities listed are preventing those from SC/ STs from filing election nomination or forcing them to withdraw, social/economic boycott, preventing them from using common property like tubewells or preventing them from entering a place of worship, destruction of crops sown by SC/ STs or filing counter cases to force withdrawal of complaints. The amendments provide for dedicated courts and special public prosecutors. Each trial has to be completed in two months from filing chargesheet with delays being reported to the High Court. Offenders can be fined up to Rs 1 lakh.
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Wankhede gets the treat it was waiting for; vintage Sachin 38* on Day 1 against West Indies Sachin Tendulkar’s mother, Rajni Tendulkar, during his 200th test match againg West Indies at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Sachin Tendulkar was greeted by a thunderous chanting of his name as he walked in to bat on the first day of his 200th and final Test at the Wankhede stadium today.BCCI chief N Srinivasan, Union ministers Sharad Pawar, Kapil Sibbal and Milind Deora release the postal stamp honouring Sachin Tendulkar on his last Test match against West Indies at Wankhede ... The ‘Litte Master’ Sunil Gavaskar greets the ‘Master Blaster’ Sachin Tendulkar during the release of the postal stamp honouring the latter on his final Test match against West Indies at ... Sachin Tendulkar poses with a stamp book honouring him on his last Test match against West Indies at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. (Ajay Aggarwal/ HT photo) BCCI officials present a memento to Sachin Tendulkar on his last Test match against West Indies at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. BCCI chief N Srinivasan, Union minister Sharad
Pawar at Wankhede Stadium during the release of a postal stamp honouring Sachin Tendulkar on his 200th Test match against West Indies.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT ... Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar lined up with other team members on his final test match against West Indies at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. India ended Day 1 at 157/2, as Tendulkar made an elegant 38* studded with glimpses of the vintage class and master strokeplay the cricketing god is worshipped for. The glorious cover drive, balanced straight drive, cheeky leg glance and scorching square drive — he played them all, effortlessly.With the Indian bowlers doing a remarkable job to bundle out the visiting West Indies team before the tea session for a paltry 182 and India losing the two openers in quick succession, the Wankhede crowd got the treat it had been waiting for. The 40-year-old walked in to bat following Murali Vijay’s dismissal, amid an ear-splitting chant of ‘Sachin… Sachin!’ as the giant screen on the ground read:
Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap exit China Open Super Series
Kulkarni ruled out of ODI series; Vinay recalled Dhawal Kulkarni was on Thursday ruled out of the ODI series against West Indies due to foot injury and he was replaced with Vinay Kumar Mumbai pace bowler Dhawal Kulkarni, who earned his maiden national limited-overs call-up just a couple of days back, was today ruled out of the three-match ODI series against the West Indies after sustaining a foot injury.The selection committee has picked up R Vinay Kumar as Kulkarni’s replacement in the 15-member squad for the upcoming series starting in Kochi on November 21. “Dhawal Kulkarni has sustained a foot injury. The All-India Senior Selection Committee has picked Vinay Kumar as his replacement in the Indian squad for the Star Plus India v West Indies ODI series 2013,” BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel said in a release. On Tuesday, the selection committee had dropped out-of-form pacers Ishant Sharma and Vinay Kumar, and in their place named Kulkarni and Haryana pacer Mohit Sharma. In 2009, just six months after his first-class debut, Kulkarni had toured New Zealand with India but was not selected for any match.
Watson joins ACA executive has replaced his former opening partner Simon Katich on the executive committee of the Australian Cricketers Association, meaning the allrounder will play a central role in articulating the views of current players in Australian cricket’s increasingly fragmented and uncertain landscape.The election of Watson in a vote by all players came at the AGM of their union in Adelaide on Thursday, as discussions continued around the State of the Game Report currently being prepared by the ACA for submission to Cricket Australia in December. Katich left his role following his appointment to a welfare and development position at the Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL club. “The inclusion of current cricketers - particularly from within the Australian team - is crucial to the ACA having an engaged and representative Executive,” the ACA president, Greg Dyer, said. “It’s terrific that Shane has chosen to put himself forward to play a leadership role on behalf of his fellow members and we look forward to his contribution at an important time for Australian cricket. “I’d also like to pay tribute to the outstanding efforts of Simon Katich, who has been an intelligent, thoughtful and passionate member of the ACA Executive and on behalf of all our members I’d like to offer our gratitude for his tremendous contribution.“Simon has always been generous with his time, adding vast knowledge and experience to this sometimes difficult position. He has provided constructive input to the ACA over the many years of juggling his professional cricket career and dedication to the ACA and its members.”Watson has taken on the formal role at a time of considerable tension around the country about the direction of the game. The ACA’s report to Cricket Australia is expected to cover many points of disagreement, including the summer schedule and the preponderance of Big Bash League Twenty20 matches to the detriment of the domestic limited-overs and Sheffield Shield competitions.
‘don’t even blink’ (as Tendulkar plays). Sunil Gavaskar greets Sachin Tendulkar during the release of the postal stamp honouring the latter on his last Test match at Wankhede Stadium.Tendulkar, whose body language appeared calm amid the frenzy, bowed at the boundary rope and then looked heavenward before entering the ground. The Caribbean team lined up to give him a guard of honour before he proceeded to join Cheteshwar Pujara at the crease. With assured footwork, forward and back, covering the turn and bounce by going right back and across and a dead bat to potentially dangerous deliveries, the maestro dented West Indian hopes ball-by-ball to remain unbeaten. The interest in Day 2 of his swansong Test is expected to go through the roof. Batting on this pitch was not easy, but the maestro made it look so — with his mother, Rajni Tendulkar, in the stands to watch him play for the first time in his international career.
While Saina Nehwal lost 21-16, 15-21, 17-21 to unseeded Sun Yu of China, Parupalli Kashyap was defeated 11-21, 12-21 by Kento Momota of Japan. Shanghai: Saina Nehwal (file photo)Indians suffered a disappointing day at the China Open Super Series Premier with star shuttler Saina Nehwal and Arundhati Pantawane going down in the women’s singles second round while Parupalli Kashyap lost in the men’s singles competition here Thursday. While Saina lost 21-16, 15-21, 17-21 to unseeded Sun Yu of China, Arundhati was defeated 13-21, 10-21 by third seed Wang Yihan, also of China. Kashyap was defeated 11-21, 12-21 by Kento Momota of Japan. Saina, who was hoping to win her first trophy of the season, started off well enough coming back from an early 4-1 deficit to dominate the opening game.But it was a completely different story in the second game as Sun opened up a 3-0 lead and maintained the advantage right till the end to even up the score.
Sehwag, Zaheer, Harbhajan out of BCCI contracted players’ list In an indication that they may no longer figure in Indian cricket’s scheme of things, the senior trio of opener Virender Sehwag, pacer Zaheer Khan and spinner Harbhajan Singh were on Thursday dropped from the BCCI’s list of contracted players for the year 2013-14. In the list, pruned to 25 players from the previous year’s 37, only five have been kept inside Grade A, under which players draw in Rs. 1 crore per annum. The five in the top group include skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, rising batsmen Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina and off-spinner R Ashwin.Also there in the list is Sachin Tendulkar, who has been retained despite retiring at the end of his 200th Test which is currently being played in Mumbai against the West Indies.All these players were there in the list last year as well.The axing from the list of contracted players could be the beginning of the end for Sehwag, who has not played a Test since March this year, and Zaheer, out for almost a year due to fitness issues. Opener Gautam Gambhir, who has been dropped from the team due to poor form, and all-rounder Yuvraj Singh were demoted to Grade B, which dras a fixed salary of Rs. 50 lakh.Dashing opener Shikhar Dhawan, batsman Murali Vijay, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar were rewarded for their good performances in the season gone by as they were promoted to Grade B from C.Surprisingly, gangly pacer Ishant Shar-
ma was retained in Group B despite a string opf ordinary performances which led to him being dropped from the ODI team recently.Harbhajan, who is trying to make a comeback with good performances in the ongoing Ranji Trophy season, and injury-ravaged pacer Irfan Pathan are the only other players from Group B who have been altogether dropped.Grade C has been massively pruned from 20 to a mere 9 this year. “The players who do not figure in these lists will be placed in Grade C if they represent India in Tests/ODIs/ T20 Internationals during the season,” BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel said in a statement. Others in the list include batsman-cum-wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik, Ajinkya Rahane and pcer Vinay Kumar.All-rounder Yusuf Pathan and spinner Piyush Chawla were the notable absentees in the latest list. The grade-wise list is as follows: GRADE A (Rs one crore): Sachin Tendulkar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli, R. Ashwin, Suresh Raina GRADE B (Rs 50 lakh): Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Pragyan Ojha, Ishant Sharma, Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Umesh Yadav, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rohit Sharma. GRADE C (Rs 25 lakh): Dinesh Karthik, Amit Mishra, Wriddhiman Saha, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Vinay Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohit Sharma.
World Chess Championship: I was lucky twice, I came out of a lost position: Viswanathan Anand Defending champion Viswanathan Anand on Wednesday conceded that he came out of a lost position in the fourth game of the World Chess Championship match against Magnus Carlsen of Norway, which ended in a gruelling draw here.“Something went wrong in the opening. I made one illogical move after the next and then I missed something with this knight move. And then I was just basically lost,” Anand said at the post-game press conference.“I am sure he had many wins in what he played. Towards the endgame it was a little bit scary in this four rooks endgame but finally when I gave a check on a8 and then moved my rook, I was safe,” Anand said. “I was lucky twice. Just before the time control I could give a check and made my next move and reached the time control. It happened twice.”
Pressure on Pakistan to liven up contest It will be up to Pakistan to make it more of a duel. Their batting collapses have become the source of serious concern as poor shot selection and lack of application continues to haunt them. They need someone to bat through, another few to bat with him, partnerships to form and more resistance put up. In short, they need more dedication and more fight. South Africa’s bowlers have hardly been challenged so far and it would make a welcome change if they were. Their batting has improved consistently through the ODIs and although they didn’t have to do much beyond the formalities on Wednesday, they will want to assert themselves even further before heading home, where batting is likely to be more difficult. Form guide (last five completed games most recent first)
Pakistan LWWWW South Africa WLWWL In the spotlight ‘My hard work is paying off’ - Tsotsobe Shoaib Malik spent 35 minutes at the crease - the secondlongest stint of any Pakistan batsmen (Umar Akmal batted for 55 minutes) - faced 23 balls but only had 12 runs to show for it. He demonstrated the right mindset in wanting to give himself a little bit of time to settle in but the wrong intent when he grew so frustrated that he fell into the trap of chasing a wide ball and being stumped. If he can avoid making a similar error, Malik is the likeliest candidate to take responsibility in the Pakistan line-up, a quality they certainly need. He does not have the aggression and pace of Dale Steyn but Lonwabo Tsotsobe has played an equally important role with the new ball. In conditions where he has found some
swing and bounce, Tsotsobe has been a perfect partner to Steyn. After concerns over his fitness in Sri Lanka, he has come back committed and performing well. He dedicated his showing on Wednesday night to his father and brother - incidentally it was their birthday although the former has passed - and said he wants to follow up with something just as special in the final match. Team news Neither Ahmed Shehzad nor Sohaib Maqsood was successful at the top of the order so Mohammad Hafeez may consider returning there despite the prospect of having to face Steyn early on. Nasir Jamshed may also come into contention if Maqsood is dropped. The middle order should remain the same but Abdur Rehman could find himself out of the XI. Mohammad Irfan is due a break and may make way for Junaid Khan.