Page 1





July 16 | 2013 | 06 Ramzan 1434 AH | PAGeS 12 |


VOL NO: 3 | ISSue NO: 171 | RS: 2/- (AIR SuRCHARGe FOR JAMMu /DeLHI/LeH 50 PAISA)



Largely Circulated, No. 1 Bilingual Daily of J&K


Missing jawan surfaces in Pune Pune, July 15: An Army jawan, who had gone missing with his service rifle and ammunition from an Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur district, was traced to his home state Maharashtra and the weapon has been recovered today, police said here. Sepoy Shrikant Tukaram, who had gone missing with a rifle, three magazines and 60 rounds from his Army camp in Udhampur on July 6, was traced to his home town Pune, they said. He was brought to Udhampur and is being questioned. His service rifle has been recovered, police said.

Man commits suicide in Handwara Srinagar July 15: Bashir Ahmad Khatana son of Shams-ud-Din resident of Khudi Mawar, Handwara hanged himself at his home in the jurisdiction of police station Qalamabad. He was shifted to hospital where he was declared brought dead. Police has initiated an inquest proceedings under section 174 CrPC in this regard.

Boy drowns in Jehlum Srinagar July 15, 2013: 20 years old, Zubair Ahmad Rather son of Sajad Ahmad resident of Delina, Baramulla was drowned in river Jehlum while bathing. The efforts are on to retrieve the body.

IGP promotes 27 ASI’s to SI’s Srinagar, July 15: The Inspector General of police, Kashmir, Abdul Ghani Mir today ordered the promotion of 27 Assistant Sub Inspectors (ASIs) to the rank of Sub-Inspectors. Mir issued formal promotion orders in respect of 27 SIs having lien and seniority with Kashmir zone. The IGP congratulated the promoted officers and their families and urged them to work with more dedication and devotion. Earlier this April, Zonal police headquarters issued orders for promotion in respect of 140 ASIs to the rank of SIs. Besides, promotions orders were also issued in other ranks in May 487 Head Constables (HCs) to the rank of ASIs. In June, 121 HCs were promoted to the rank of ASIs.

SKIMS faculty member brings laurels to institute Srinagar, July 15: Dr. Sameer Naqash, prominent surgeon and unit head upper GI Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic surgery at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science (SKIMS) Soura was invited as guest speaker at prestigious International Gastric Cancer Congress, the highest international forum on gastric cancer in the world, which was held in Verona, Italy. Dr Naqash is also fellow at world renowned Institute National Cancer Center, Tokyo Japan in gastrointestinal cancers. The forum meets every three years to discuss the different modalities of screening and treatment for gastric cancer. The invites include eminent doctors and scientists all over world. Prof Naqash from SKIMS was the only invited faculty from SARC Countries. Dr Naqash who is also honorary member of Japan Cancer Association presented his research paper titled total gastric resection with pouch reconstruction which involves reconstruction of new stomach after removing the stomach for cancer, and this finally helps patients to get nutritional benefits which otherwise patients are deprived of after stomach removal. Director SKIMS Dr Showkat A Zargar has congratulated Prof Naqsh and said his participation has helped the state in See Laurels on Pg. 11

Time for J&K to have its own PM: Kamal

Youth’s Killing

JKP team to visit Mumbai as PDP seeks probe

Srinagar, July 15:

Jammu and Kashmir police today said it will send a team to Mumbai to investigate the death of a Kashmiri youth that has led to widespread protests in the state. "JK police is deputing an additional superintendent of police along with another officer to verify the case of death of one Pervez Ahmad Teli in Mumbai," a police spokesman said today. The deceased youth hailed from the Qalamdanpora-Nawab Bazaar area of Srinagar. As soon as news of Teli's death reached here yesterday, violent protests were reported from many parts of the city, including at Nawab Bazaar and Nowhatta. JK police said they have been told by their Mumbai counterparts that an injured Teli had been taken to a local doctor in Borivalli on July 6.

The youth who was found in an injured condition on railway tracks near Elphinstone Station was later taken to KEM hospital where he was declared dead on July 9. Police said that it has received a communication from Mumbai Police which states that, “DCP Pravin Patil has personally verified witness statements and has reported that a missing report was registered on 8th of July, 2013 at Dahisar Police Station and during enquiry it has revealed that on 6th of the instant month, the deceased had sought help and was given help by local Borivali Muslim boys. Doctor Rajesh Wandara who treated him had asked him to go to Bhagavati Hospital for treatment and Medico Legal certificate(MLC) but Pervez had declined. He had orally narrated that someone had assaulted and robbed him but he

wanted to go to cousins. Pervez boarded Churchgate bound local train that night.This matter according to these witnesses was not reported at any police station.Further enquiries have revealed that Pervez was found in injured condition on railway track near Elphinstone Station. He was admitted to KEM hospital where he was declared dead on 09.07.2013 evening. Accidental death report no. 88/2013 is registered at Mumbai Central Railway Police Station”. The team deputed by Kashmir Police shall get in touch with concerned Police and other witnesses and will cull out the factual details and circumstances leading to the death of Pervez Ahmad Teli. Meanwhile opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) today demanded that the cases of "mysterious deaths" of Kashmiri youths outside the state

Srinagar, July 15: State Home Department is tight lipped over the contents of probe report into the killing of Baramulla youth Tahir Ahmed Sofi. Last month Additional Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Manzoor Ahmad Qadri had submitted his report regarding probe into the killing of Tahir Ahmad Sofi to the Government. ADC Baramulla said that he cannot share the details of the report and can’t say who has been

held responsible for the killing of the youth. Deputy Commissioner Baramulla said that he did not go through the report. “I send it to Home Department the very moment I received it and I didn’t even opened it up,” he said. Additional Secretary Home said that he is not authorized to speak on the report. When contacted Principal Secretary Home, Suresh Kumar said that he has not received any copy of the report. “Which report you are

talking about? I have not received any copy of the report so far,” Kumar said. Tahir Rasool Sofi, the 26-year-old student from Old town Baramulla, was killed on March 5 this year after Army men fired at a group of youth who were protesting against Forces atrocities in the area. The family of Tahir Rasool Sofi had earlier rejected the exgratia relief of Rs 6 lakhs announced by the state government and instead sought an impartial probe into Tahir’s killing.

should be properly investigated and the findings made public to allay misgivings among the public. "While the party expresses solidarity with the bereaved families, the incidents (of death of Kashmiri youth) cannot be brushed aside," according to a statement from PDP spokesman Naeem Akhtar. Pervez Ahmad Teli, a handicrafts salesman and a resident of downtown Srinagar, was found dead in Mumbai after he had gone missing in the Maharashtra state capital on July 6. News of his death sparked protests by locals in Srinagar yesterday. With reports emerging of another youth from the state found dead in Rajasthan, PDP said that the state government must pursue all cases with the state governments concerned and ensure See JKP on Pg. 11

Srinagar, July 15:

New Delhi, July 15:

In a shocking incident burglars in the outskirts of Srinagar City set a disabled lady on fire after robbing gold and cash from the house. Reports said that two burglars broke into the house of Mohammad Sultan Parray son of Ghulam Qadir resident of Maloora HMT. “I was alone at my home as all the other members of the family had gone See Fire on Pg. 11

Slamming Government of Jammu and Kashmir for imposing restrictions every year on Martyrs Day, eminent Human Rights activist Gautam Navlakha Monday said that Omar Abdullah led Government is treating common people of Kashmir as cattle who are being tamed by means of restrictions and curfew. “This is absolutely ri-

party member Makhan Lal Fotedar. Taj should know that it was his Congress party which eroded the autonomy of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said. Kamal said that National Conference wants quantum of autonomy. “People are well aware of this fact that New Delhi eroded our freedom and autonomy from time to time. Article 370 clearly mentions that Jammu and Kashmir is entitled to have its own Prime Minister and Sadr-iRiyasat. If there is Autonomy in the state then why don’t we have our own Prime Minister,” he asked. Coming down heavily on Congress party, Dr Shiekh Mustafa Kamal said that this party has a bleak history and it always played with the sentiments of people. “Congress leaders of Kashmir are dancing on the tunes of New Delhi and See Kamal on Pg. 11

To visit forward posts on Tuesday

Army forms special rescue teams for Amarnath pilgrims

Srinagar, July 15:

Srinagar, July 15:

Amid increasing tension along the border with China in Ladakh and recent spurt in militancy-related incidents, Army chief General Bikram Singh on Monday reviewed security measures in Jammu and Kashmir. The Army Chief, who is on a two-day visit to the state, chaired a meeting at the 15 Corps headquarters at the Badamibagh Corps Headquarters here, where he

Learning lessons from the devastation caused by flash floods in Uttarakhand, the army has formed special rescue teams to tackle any natural calamity that may hit pilgrims during their march towards the Amarnath shrine in Jammu and Kashmir. The Third Rashtriya Rifles of the Indian Army has been deployed teams in the hills of Pahalgam who have See Rescue Teams on Pg. 11

was briefed by Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra and the Corps Commander Lt Gen Gurmit Singh about the security and counter-infiltration measures in J&K, a Defence ministry spokesman based in Srinagar said. Singh received a detailed

Navlakha warns: Kashmir can explode anytime

Burglars set disabled lady on fire

National Conference senior leader Dr Shiekh Mustafa Kamal Monday said that time has come for Jammu and Kashmir to have its own Prime Minister and Sadr-i-Riyasat. “Our freedom has been choked and autonomy is being eroded day by day. People of Kashmir can’t wait any more now. India must restore our Autonomy and describe Line of Control meaningless,” Kamal told Kashmir based news gathering agency adding that India is ruling Kashmir on military might. Kamal was reacting to the remarks made by Congress leader Taj Mohi-u-Din on Autonomy wherein he has said that autonomy already exists in Jammu and Kashmir. “Taj Mohi-u-Din is a minister only and he is not a seasoned politician. He is following the footprints of his

Army chief reviews security in Valley

Tahir Sofi killing

Home Department tight lipped over probe report

Srinagar, July 15:

diculous that you force people to stay inside on gun point. How long you are going to suppress the sentiments of people. Every year restrictions are imposed on Martyrs Day and only few handful politicians are being allowed to move around the city. This depicts hypocrisy on party of the present government,” Gautam Navlakha told Kashmir based news gathering agency CNS adding that Kashmir

would burst anytime. He said that people of Kashmir are enjoying no rights and they are being forcibly lodged into cages. “Peace which is prevailing in Kashmir is temporary. People get more alienated once the government imposes undesirable restrictions. There is no space available for people. Separatist leaders are being put under house arrest for no reason. In all these circumstances you can’t

briefing about anti-infiltration measures, and applauded the role of soldiers in foiling the recent infiltration bid in Keran sector of Kupwara district, in which five militants were killed. The recent developments along the Line of Actual See Army Chief on Pg. 11

Clashes leave dozens injured in North Kashmir Srinagar, July 15:

claim that peace has returned in Valley,” he said. While replying to a question, Navlakha said that election process is a futile exercise until and unless Kashmir issue would not be resolved. “Development, elections construction of roads and hospitals would fetch nothing till the real issue is not being addressed,” he said adding that curfew, restrictions See Kashmir on Pg. 11

At least 18 people including five policemen were injured when protestors blocked Srinagar Muzaffarabad road in North Kashmir’s Delina area of Baramulla. People were protesting against the inability of district and police administration to trace the body of a youth Zubair Ahmed who had drowned a day before in River Jehlum. Reports said that hundreds of people came on roads near Delina and blocked

the road on Monday morning. Protestors raised antipolice and anti-government slogans and some of them even pelted stones on vehicles that were plying on the roads. Protestors alleged that even after a day police and district administration did nothing to trace the dead body of the youth. “Not a single boat was pressed into service and the irony is that no official visited the spot,” one of the agitated protestors said. See Clashes on Pg. 11

Of 2014 Assembly Elections- where do political parties stand? Shahana Srinagar, July 15: Congressa National party has hardly anything at stake in J&K as it knows that it can never form the government in the state on its own and has to play the role of coalition partner, whether with National Conference or PDP. The party has its strong base in Jammu province, while as it cannot exceed its tally of seats beyond three to four in the valley. The party’s weak standing dates back to the government of G M Sadiq, a secular minded statesman with socialist background who despite his hard work could not succeed in making the people to accept the Congress party as a force to reckon with in the state. The general masses till date have not digested the Congress

polity which they think has been playing with the emotions, dignity and honour of Kashmiris since 1953 itself. Average Kashmiri thinks that Congress can never be trustworthy and this party can change gears at any time when it comes to its political interests and expansionism. However, during last some years a good chunk of people in the valley itself started acknowledging the UPA government’s populist programmes which helped in some kind of economic stability of the state. The government of Ghulam Nabi Azad ushered a new era of progress and development, strengthened the peace process, helped in taking ahead the dialogue process with Pakistan and created a healthy work culture in the state. He had a

lot of influence in the central government due to which funds poured-in without any hitch, thus facilitating the faster completion of the projects within a short span of time. His Roshni Scheme became a life line for those poor cultivators who got the ownership of the land after paying nominal charges. The setting up of new eight districts, many subdistricts, creation of Tourism Authorities, campus of universities at far flung areas, besides dozens of new colleges and number of hospitals with latest medical equipment, makes Azad a strong contender to lead Congress in the state. However, infighting within the party has bleaked its chances which could otherwise have

provided it with better prospect. Though Congress does not have best of its relations with NC due to ideological differences, it is working in a coalition with the party because it has no alternative as PDP betrayed it when they withdrew support of Ghulam Nabi Azad led govt. on Amarnath Land row, which resulted in returning back of Azad to the Centre disappointed, disillusioned and frustrated. The fortunes of Congress will further get a big jolt when the opposition will unfold the performance of its ministers whose majority is involved in several scandals ranging from sex scandals to corruption from spurious drug scam to land grab, from back door appointments to


maladministration. There is hardly any minister belonging to Congress party against whom there are no allegations, FIRs lodged for high handedness and pending corruption case in state Vigilance Commission, Accountability Commission and also in the courts. Due to groupism in the party, no action has ever been taken against these tainted ministers so far. This aspect of the party will cost it very heavily in 2014 Assembly Elections. The party’s dedicated cadres are also in disarray because of the groupism which resulted in an atmosphere where these cadres have been forgotten and left high and dry. When we consider all these aspects of political scenario in J&K, it seems that again there will be no clear man-

date for any political party, but to its strong basis in Jammu, Congress may repeat its 2002 tally or may cross even that provided it has a leadership which commands respect both in Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh and also has the capability of uniting the fighting groups. The present PCC I Chief Professor Saifud-Din Soz considered b y his opponents as an outsider because he came from National Conference to Congress may not be able to keep the flock together. He is opposed tooth and nail by Azad’s loyalists which include some senior cabinet ministers. The spot light again goes on Mr. G.N.Azad who has the capacity and charisma to lead Congress Party by front in the 2014 elections. (Concluded)


11 Tuesday, 16 July 2013 From Front Page........


a thorough investigation after taking the bereaved families on board. Akhtar said senior PDP leader Qazi Mohammad Afzal today met and conveyed party's condolences to the family of one Aadil Ahmad Ganai, a resident of Central Kashmir's Ganderbal district, who was found dead in Rajasthan. Ganai was undergoing training at an Islamic seminary in Gujarat. PDP called for immediate steps to bring back Ganai's body to his hometown. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's political secretary, Tanvir Sadiq, is learnt to have visited Ganderbal late last night to express solidarity with the family of the deceased youth. Sadiq said that upon instructions from Omar, special arrangements have been made to send two of Ganai's relatives to Rajasthan to bring back the youth's body.


these leaders can go to any extent in getting their interests fulfilled. The fact is that Congress was and neither will be sincere towards the people of Kashmir,” he said. Kamal said that late Shiekh Mohammad Abdullah had secured the future of Kashmiri people by incorporating Article 370 in the Indian Constitution, but “New Delhi turned Kashmir Valley into garrison and made our paradise a hell where every person is feeling insecure,” he said adding that so far sixty thousand people have rendered their lives for the freedom and autonomy of Kashmir.

Army Chief.........

Control in Ladakh region were also discussed. Later, General Bikram Singh interacted with the GoCs of various counter-insurgency forces and Divisional Commanders of the Army. He also addressed the officers of the Chinar Corps which was relayed to officers present at 16 Corps (Jammu) and 14 Corps (Leh) through video conferencing, he said. The Army Chief, he said, later called upon the state governor N N Vohra at Raj Bhawan here at 6 p.m. During the meeting, the Governor and Chief of the Army Staff discussed various matters relating to internal and external security management, he said. Before his return to New Delhi on Tuesday, the Chief of Army Staff is scheduled to visit forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir and interact with troops deployed on the Line of Control there, the spokesman added. Army Chief two-day visit assumes significance in wake of the recent infiltration bid in Kupwara and a number of militant attacks in the Kashmir valley recently, including the one on an Army convoy At Hyderpora in Srinagar on June 24 that left 8 soldier dead and around a dozen injured.

Rescue Teams..........

been trained in rescue operations during landslides, avalanches or in crossing of a river that is in spate. "For avalanche security as well as landslides we have trained our at least 10 teams, so that they can be equally deployed on both the routes. We call them the mountain rescue teams for anyone falling down the crevasse, for avalanche rescue team, if somebody gets buried under the avalanche. So they are well geared up, well trained, practiced and rehearsed," said a senior army official, R. R. Nimbhorkar. This annual pilgrimage commences in the last week of June every year and concludes in early August as per Indian Hindu almanac. Meanwhile, the state administration has made all arrangements to ensure fool-proof security of the pilgrims. The Amarnath cave is located atop a snow-capped mountainous peak in the Himalayas. The reports of flash floods and landslides causing immense inconvenience to pilgrims and tourists including deaths in the northern state of Uttarakhand have not deterred devout Hindus from undertaking this pilgrimage to Amarnath.


to nearby fields. I heard some mysterious noises as I came out slowly, I saw two masked men carrying cash and gold,” physically disabled Shameema Bano told CNS adding that Burglars after her intervention sprinkled kerosene on her. Shameema saved herself by jumping into a stream. Eyewitnesses said that for a while they thought that Shameema was dead. After setting the lady ablaze the burglars managed to loot cash and gold worth Rs 25 lakhs. “I had set apart all the jewelry for my daughters and some jewelry belonged to my daughter-in-law,” Mohammad Sultan said. Confirming this incident, a top police official told CNS that burglars sprayed kerosene oil on the lady and decamped with Rs five lakh cash and Jewelry worth Rs 20 lakh. “We have registered a case vide FIR number 204 under section 307, 457, 380 RPC and hunt has been started to nab the culprits,” he said.


and repressions would continue till Kashmir issue is not resolved. Renowned Civil Society member said that the habitual use of force to curb people will only fuel anger and discontent which can explode any time. “The Government of Jammu and Kashmir is maintaining peace on gun-point and those who claim that it is permanent are living in a fool’s paradise,” he said.


District Development Commissioner Baramulla along with top police officials visited the spot however all their efforts to pacify the agitated protestors did not materialize. Police resorted to tear gas shelling and lathicharge to disperse the protestors. In response to police action, protestors pelted stones on policemen and in the ensuing clashes 18 people including five policemen were injured. One of the injured policemen has been identified as Constable Javid Ahmed Reshi. Senior Superintendent of Police Baramulla, Zubair Ahmed said that police action was inevitable. “Protestors had blocked the road and were not allowing even patients to go ahead. Our men are on the job and they are searching for the dead body,” he said.


getting cancer stomach on global map which will generate interest of international community towards this killer


Sarwal Hospital gets Solar Power Plant

disease which has high prevalence in our state especially south Kashmir which is having incidence of 60 percent . Prof Naqash thanked Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Chief Secretary Iqbal Khanday and the Director SKIMS for granting permission and logistic support to him.

Speaker directs installation of CCTV cameras at Leg. complex S r i n a g a r, J u l y 1 5 : Speaker, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Mr. Mubarak Gul today instructed installation of Close Circuit Cameras (CCTVs) in and around the Legislative Assembly Complex. He also directed keeping available a Fire Fighting Engine separately in the Legislative Assembly Complex to avoid any untoward incident. Mr. Gul also instructed the authorities to ensure maintaining proper protocol of the legislators at the Jammu and Srinagar Airports so that they don’t face any inconvenience during their journeys. He asked the authorities to speed up work of already constituted rescue teams in the State and keep close vigil on the menace of drug addiction among youth. He also stressed on

the measures required for controlling incidents of suicides and sought the cooperation of the people in this behalf. In a separate meeting, the Speaker desired that an inquiry into the killing of two youth from Kalamdanpora Nawab Bazar and Ganderbal area of Kashmir Valley who died in Mumbai and Rajasthan recently be conducted to know the truth. The Speaker was chairing a high level meeting of the officers of Home Department here today. Principal Secretary Home M r. S u r e s h K u m a r, Director General of Police Mr. Ashok Prasad, Additional Director G e n e r a l S e c u r i t y, Secretary Legislative A s s e m b l y M r. M . Ramzan and other senior officers were present in the meeting.

J&K Cadre IAS Probationers of 2012 batch call on Governor Srinagar, July 15: A group of four IAS Probationers of 2012 batch, who have been allotted Jammu and Kashmir Cadre, called on M r . N . N . Vo h r a , Governor, at Raj Bhavan, here this afternoon. The group of IAS Probationers comprised Mr. Ravinder Kumar, Dr. Piyush Singla, Mr. Mohammed Aijaz and Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah. Mr. Kumar hails from Haryana, Dr. Singla is from Chandigarh while Mr. Aijaz and Dr. Shah are from J&K. The Governor advised the Probationers to maintain the highest level of integrity and work with dedication to deliver the goals of good governance,

effective delivery of public services, and timebound implementation of welfare and development schemes. He urged them to recognize their good luck of having an unlimited opportunity of serving the State and contributing towards the progress and prosperity of the people at large. He also advised them to learn the State language, which would enable them to first hand understand the woes of the ordinary persons. The Governor wished all the officers bright careers ahead. Mr. Navin K. Choudhary, Principal Secretary to the Governor, was present on the occasion.

Najeeb chairs House Committee Meet Srinagar, July 15: A meeting of House Committee (HC) of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council (constituted to look into alleged bungling and embezzlement of public money worth crore of rupees in JAKFED) was held under the Chairmanship of MLC, M r. K h a l i d N a j e e b Suharwardy here today. Legislators, Mr. Naresh K u m a r G u p t a , M r. Ravinder Kumar Sharma, Mr. Mohammad Ashraf Mir, Ali Mohammad Dar and Syed Mohammad Rafiq Shah attended the meeting. Threadbare discussions were held on the issue and the Committee directed the concerned for submission of property statements of

the officers posted during 1985 to 2000 in JAKFED. It also directed for submission of Audit Report of JAKFED since 1985 to the Committee. The Committee also directed the Joint Registrar Audit, Jammu and Registrar Cooperative to come up with balance sheet in the next meeting. Expressing displeasure over non-submission of relevant records by the concerned JAKFED authorities, the Committee directed to submit the same in the next meeting positively. Secretary, Cooperatives, Special Secretary, Cooperative and Managing Director, JAKFED, besides officers and officials of Council Secretariat also attended the meeting.

Mahant Manjit Singh calls on CM Jammu, July 15: Mahant Manjit Singh called on Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah here on Monday and discussed various issues relating to the welfare of Sikh Community. Mahant Ji also briefed the Chief Minister about the progress on the development of Medical

College Complex for which Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah laid the foundation near Gadi Garh, Jammu. The Chief Minister assured Mahant Manjit Singh of the Government’s determination to reach out all areas and all sections of the society for equitable and inclusive development.


Govt mulls to install SPPs at all district, ort hospitals: Feroz Jammu, July 15: Government has state and use it as an instrument to Plant facilities. He urged the Minister decided to install Solar Power Plants improve socio-economic condition of for Science and Technology to at every district and Sub District the people. He said that the govern- permanently depute a team of Hospital of the state to provide these ment has decided to install solar plants department which would check the health institutions a dependable at all district and sub-district hospitals Solar Power Plants installed in power supply system. This was to make available round the clock hospitals once a month and also train stated by the Minister of State for source of energy to these institutions. one or two person of concerned Science and Technology and He stressed upon the health depart- hospital to handle the equipment. Information Technology Feroz ment to maintain close liaison with the Shabir Khan stressed for maintaining Ahmed Khan, after inaugurating a Science and Technology department hygienic and clean conditions in and Solar Power Plant (SPP) here today at and provide feedback about the around the hospital premises. After Sarwal Hospital . The Minister of functioning of the solar plant installed inauguration, the Ministers inspected State for Health Shabir Ahmed Khan in various hospital buildings. the hospital and took stock of the was also present at the inauguration Minister of State for Health, in his medicare facilities being provided to function. The 20 KW Solar Plant has address, said that with the installation the patients. They went round various been installed by the Jammu and of Solar Power Plant, the hospital will wards and sections including X-ray Kashmir Energy Development get uninterrupted power supply round room, OPD, Operation Theatre, etc. Agency (JAKEDA) of the Science the clock and help in improving the Among others, MLA Jammu West and Technology Department at a cost health services. He said that Gandhi Chaman Lal Gupta, Medical of Rs. 49 lakh which will augment the Nagar hospital will also be provided Superintendent Sarwal Hospital Dr. power requirement of the hospital this facility to overcome the problem Mohammad Younis, CEO JAKEDA round the clock. Mr. Feroz said that the of power crisis. He further said that Peerzada Hafizullah, senior doctors government was keen to harness new all the District Hospital, PHC, CHCs of Sarwal Hospitals, officers from and renewable energy potential in the will also be provided Solar Power JAKEDA were also present.

Kotwal chairs meet on water supply, sanitation S r i n a g a r, J u l y 1 5 : Commissioner, PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Dr. Pawan Kotwal today chaired a meeting of o ff i c e r s o f P H E o f Shopiam and Pulwama districts to discuss the issues regarding implementation of “Rural Water Supply and Sanitation programme” in both districts. The District level committee for water and sanitation has been framed by the Government at each district with DC as its Chairman, SE Hyd of the district would be its Member Secretary while as CEO, CPO, and District Chief Medical Officer as its members. Dr. Kotwal enquired about the working of District level Water and Sanitation Committee. He directed to expedite the formulation of village level water and sanitation committees. He also directed to avail the service of village level Committee of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in formulation of village level sanitation committee. He also

directed the concerned engineers to install hand washing platforms in all government schools to inculcate the habit sanitation among the school children. The members of Village Water and Sanitation Committee should be from village level NRHM Committee, ASHA workers and local prominent citizens. The concerned junior engineer and a member of the committee from a village should open a joint account with an initial amount/contribution of Rs 1000 and then the government will release additional money in the account to meet up the petty expenditures for the maintenance of hand pumps and to meet the expenditure of refreshment to ASHA workers on account of motivating the villagers for private water connections. Deputy Commissioner, Shopian, SE, Hyd and other engineers of the Hydraulic wing of district Shopian and Pulwama attended the meeting.

Naresh chairs DRSC-IV meet Srinagar, July 15: A meeting of Departmental Related Standing Committee (DRSC-IV)of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council was held under the Chairmanship of MLC, Mr. Naresh Kumar Gupta here today. Threadbare discussions were held on the functioning of Home, Education and Cooperatives Departments. Legislators, Mr. Jugal Kishore Sharma, Mohammad Ashraf Mir, Dr. Syed Bashir Ahmed Shah (Veeri), Mr. Abdul Majeed Bhat and Smt. Rani Gargi Blowria attended the meeting. The Committee took serious note of nonsubmission of record by the concerned departments. The Committee directed the concerned departments for submission ofrecordsin the next meeting to make the

proceedings of Committee result oriented and the functioning of these departments are streamlined. The Committee decided to invite the Administrative Secretaries and Head of Departments which include Principal Secretary Home, Commissioner Secretary, Education, Director General of Police, DG Jail, A D G P S e c u r i t y, D G Prisons, Director FSL, Director Fire Services, IG Crime, IG Jammu and IG Kashmir and Director, School Education, Kashmir and Jammu Divisions, Director SSA, Chief Education Officers of Kashmir Division for discussion of agenda points in the next meeting. Officers and officials of Council Secretariat were attended the meeting.

Power shutdown on July 16 Srinagar, July 15: According to Power Controller, Power Development Department, Kashmir, in order to carry out the branch cutting and urgent works of TRCRajbagh, power supply from the 33 KV line TRC-

Rajbagh shall be affected on July 16, 2013 from 08 a.m. to 11 a.m. The power supply to the area fed from these lines shall remain affected on the said date and time. ***************

Office of the Executive Engineer, Construction Division No. Ist Srinagar Tender Notice Serial NIT No: 110/CD-Ist/5314-35 Dated: 12-07-2013

For and on behalf of Governor Jammu & Kashmir state, sealed tenders affixed with Rs. 2.00 (Revenue stamps) are invited from the approved PWD Contractors for the below mentioned work/s. The tenders should be addressed to the Executive Engineer, Construction Division No. Ist, Srinagar which should reach to his office on or before 17-07-2013 till 2.00 P.M. The tenders can also be cast in the office of Superintending Engineer, PWD (R&B) Circle Sgr./ Budgam. The tenders will be opened on the same day or later in presence of the contractors who like to be present. In case the date of receipt of tenders is declared holiday, transport strike etc. the tenders will be received by the competent authority on the next working day. S. No




Name of work/s Distempering to corridors/waiting area (Block 2nd and 3rd) and cement paint face lifting to block Ist including painting to doors and windows at Dental College Srinagar. Construction of road taking off from Dangerpora Malla Bagh road to H/o Dr. Neyaz Ahmad at Achha Bagh by way of Khak Bajree filling and WBM G-Ist. Upgradation of road surface by way of Khak Bajree WBM G-Ist WBM G-2nd and WBM G3rd near police station at Gili Kadal Pazwalpora road (Including restoration of PHE cut at Zadibal area Sabzi Market)

Approx. cost incl. c/o depttl. Stores

Earnest Money

Class of Contractor

Time of Compl.

Head of Account

Cost of T.D

Rs. 1,28,000/-

Rs. 2560/-


10 days

MH 4210Medical

Rs. 200/-

Rs. 2,67,000/-

Rs. 5340/-


10 days

MH 4059Projectization S/Sector

Rs. 200/-

Rs. 2,83,000/-

Rs. 5660/-


15 days

MH 4059Projectization S/Sector

Rs. 200/-

Terms and Conditions: 1. Tender document can be purchased from Divisional Office against Non refundable cash payment from 12-07-2013 during office hours upto 16-07-2013 till 2.00 P.M. Incase of tenderer is unable to purchase the tender documents for the work/works the tenderer can quote their rates as per the advertised quantity schedule in the tender form already issued to him in the form of a tender booklets. In such instance the tenderer shall be required to enclose a crossed postal order in favour of the Executive Engineer, Construction Division No. Ist Srinagar for an amount to equal to the cost of tender document. This amount of postal order is non refundable. The tender forms issued by the competent authority during the year 2013-14 can only be utilized for submission of tenders. The tenders received on lapsed tender forms shall be totally rejected. 2. The bidder shall be at liberty to send their bids either in person or through registered post but shall subscribe the following in front of the envelops. i) Name of work ii) Cost of work iii) Full name of contractor iv) Ref. to CDR No. & Date v) Date of receipt of tenders vi) Ref. to NIT No. 3. The bidding documents shall be issued by this office against non-refundable cash payment as mentioned above to eligible contractors on production of valid Registration Card on any working day. 4. Bids from Joint Ventures are not being allowed. 5. In case of bid of the lowest bidder is found unbalanced, the successful bidder shall have to produce additional performance security in shape of CDR.FDR/Bank Guarantee before fixation of contract as per following break up failing which the tender shall be rejected, earnest money forfeited and other penalties initiated under rules. In case the lowest tenderer is found to be a defaulter under this condition for more than three instances, his registration shall be recommended for blacklisting from future participation in the tendering process. DIPJK: 4707 Sd/- Executive Engineer

Owner, Printer, Publisher & Editor-n-Chief: Suhail Malik, RNI No: JKBIL/2011/39764, Email: Published from: Govt. Quarters (M-13) Magarmal Bagh Srinagar -190001, J&K, Printed at: Sangarmal Offset Press Humhama Sheikhpora Tele/Fax: 2478370 Cell No: 09999964750, 9796787844



Srinagar |TueSday

Omar approves Rs. 109.47 cr Annual Plan 2013-14 for Jammu JAMMU, JULY 15 Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Monday approved Rs. 109.47 crores Annual Plan 2013-14 for Jammu District which includes Capital component of about Rs. 66.96 crores and Revenue component of over Rs. 42.51 crores. Chairing the District Development Board meeting of Jammu District of which he is also the Chairman, the Chief Minister dispelled the impression being created by certain quarters that the Union Government has curtailed the Annual Plan for 2013-14 for non-utilization of funds by the State Government during the last year and said that the average expenditure during the last year has been more than 90 percent in all the districts across the State, Jammu figuring at the top of the list by realizing 99 percent targets. The Chief Minister said that Jam-

mu and Kashmir is totally dependent on the Union Government for funding of Annual Plans, as such, the financial health at the Centre reflects on the fund flowing from the Government of India to the State. He said the Government of India maintained Rs. 7300 crore Annual Plan allocations for the State for the year 2013-14 despite financial constraints. Omar Abdullah said that sometimes he envies financially sound States of the Country which earmark thousands of crores for the development purposes including providing of 1 Kg ration at the rate of Rs. 1 to the people as these States do not depend on the Central support for announcing such schemes. “Till the time we achieve that position we have to bear the constraint”, he said adding that his Government has initiated measures to give financial strength to the State so that it could spent required sums on the specific development issues on

its own. Omar Abdullah said that the State had to buy power for over Rs. 3600 crores annually and the total revenue realization as power tariff in the State is about Rs. 12 to 13 hundred crores. “The Planning Commission has placed a rider to the State to collect Rs. 2840 crores from power tariff for expending on development activities during the current fiscal”, he said and added that placing of such conditions makes the situation often more difficult. The Chief Minister said that despite all odds on the financial front his Government is determined to move forward on road to progress and reach out every area for inclusive and equitable development. He said expansion programmes in health and education sectors have been chalked out for the current fiscal besides consolidation strategy. On the development of Jammu, Omar Abdullah praised the District

Zabarwan Times is available at

Lone News Agency Kangan Khan News Agency Ganderbal Gulzar News Agency Soura Zahid Book Depot Chadoora Tariq News Agency Hawal Bashir News Agency Nowhatta Muzaffar Ali News Agency Alamgari Bazar Budshah News Agency Lal Chowk Abdullah News Agency Lal Chowk Sikendar News Agency Lal Chowk Gupkari News Agency Lal Chowk Raina News Agency Gund Kangan Khan News Agency Regal Chowk Rashid News Agency Dalgate SRINAGAR, JULY 15: Sheikh News Agency Hyderpora Hilal News Agency Budgam The Director General of Police (DGP), Ashok Prasad today said Lone News Bhat News Agency Chadoora that Jammu and Kashmir Police hasAgency launchedTangmarg various schemes for the welfare of its jawans, families andMagam retired personnel. PAMPORE, JULY 15:Bhat their News Agency Zargar News Agency Kunzar He said that during firstDar six months of current year Rs. 2.5 crores News Agency Beerwah Bashir News Agency Sumbal have been paid to benefit 1108 serving, retired policemen and the Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam HasReshi News Agency Safapora News Agency Pattan Bore families of deceased personnel out of Contributory Police Welfare sanSaleem Mir today inaugurated Munpora Basharat News Agency Bandipora Reyaz News Agency Pampore Fund. Well Pilot Project under Saffron Mission. The DGP was reviewing welfare measures at a meeting TheJavaid Pilot project been completed Altafthe News Agency Pulwama Newshas Agency Qazigundat held at Police Headquarters (PHQ) today. The meeting was cona cost of News Rs. 80 lakh and will irrigate 560 Jeelani News Agency Baramulla G.M Agency Sopore vened to review different welfare schemes for the serving jawans, kanals of saffron fields of Pampore.Under Shah NewsofAgency Kupwara SultanSaffron NewsMission Agency Handwara their families and retired personnel Jammu and Kashmir Police National NSM), 128 bore Younis NewstoAgency Sheikh News Agencyunder Islamabad and their implementation. He asked enhanceLangate various welfare wells have been sanctioned the proavenues for the familiesReshi of police personnel andIslamabad stressed for quick gramme Pulwama, Budgam, Tral Srinagar News Agency Threefor Way News Agency disbursement of welfare relief News to the families the police perandBadru Kishtwar districts. TheBijbehara construction Turray AgencyofTral News Agency sonnel, who laid down their lives while performing professional cost for each bore well is 43.50 lakh which Rahi News Kulgam Malik News100% Agency duties. He said several schemes have Agency been launched in this regard, would be borne by theArwani Government Rah News Agency Byepass Agency Kargil adding that Special Contributory Police Welfare Fund is under imandShaheen thefarmerNews has only to contribute in lay-

Prasad reviews Police welfare schemes

plementation to provide succor to the families of personnel, who die in-service irrespective of their cause of death. Prasad said that since January, 2013 more than Rs. 2.5 crores have been disbursed among the jawans and officers of the organization which include welfare loan and relief to serving personnel, welfare relief to retired personnel and the widows of deceased policemen and financial assistance to families of martyrs for marriage of their daughters. Detailing different welfare schemes, the DGP said that the organization has been prioritizing the welfare of its personnel and their families by providing financial assistance under various schemes. He said that this relief package has been possible because of the initiation of Central Police Welfare Fund (CPWF) which was started way back in 1983. Since this fund is exclusively generated by monthly contribution from police ranks with no supplementation from government, the relief to the families of such personnel was enhanced from time to time with corresponding increase in monthly contribution, he disclosed.

Administration for achieving almost 100 percent targets and laid stress on ensuring outcomes of the development schemes rather than focusing on outputs. He said that this aspect has to be regularly monitored and people made aware of the outcomes of development programmes besides keeping them abreast with all details and financial status of schemes. The Chief Minister said that the linking of railway to Katra would not hamper the economic activities in Jammu as the Jammu is the winter capital and second face of the State. He said moving of offices to this place annually from Srinagar will continue to generate economic activities here and maintain its significance as the capital of the State. Omar Abdullah said that Government is taking various measures to make Jammu a hub of pilgrim and conventional tourism. He said the Artificial Lake in River Tawi would

Mir inaugurates Munpora Bore Well Pilot Project

ing of distribution network for which the Government will also provide 50% subsidy under NSM. MLA Pampore, Zahoor Ahmad Mir, Commissioner Secretary Agriculture Production, Dr. Asgar Samoon, Chief Engineer, Mechanical Engineering Department, Shafat Ahmad Chishti, Director Agriculture, Kashmir, Mushtaq Peerzada, Saffron expert from SKUAST, Prof. Nehvi and saffron growers were present on the occasion. Hailing the efforts of Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan singh and UPA chairperson, Mrs Sonia Gandhi for their sincere efforts of sanctioning the National Saffron Mission for J&K, the Minister said “inauguration of Bore well Pilot project and its successful functioning has negated all the myths that Karewas of Pampore would not be irrigated

by implementation of Bore well irrigation project..” He described it a dream that has

The old and senile mango orchard at Raj Bhavan, Jammu, has been fully rejuvenated by applying the latest horticulture

techniques and practices, as a result of which the trees have once again started bearing fruit in good quantity. N. N. Vohra, Governor, was very keen to have this over 70 year old senile orchard fully rejuvenated at the earliest and had asked the Horticulture Department to undertake deep pruning (see pic-

ture) of nearly 350 senile plants under the technical guidance of scientists from the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu. The pruning was done in phases during 2009-

10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13. Many of the mango trees in this orchard had got affected due to dieback, stem borer and malformation and had started drying up and their fruit bearing capacity had come down to about 5-10% and, besides, the fruit had shrunk to miniscule size. With successful treatment and

SRINAGAR, JULY 15Saying that two full years in J&K have witnessed a boom in the arrival of Tourists and Yatris in Jammu and Kashmir, Minister of State for Industries and Commerce, Tourism and Home, Sajad Ahmad Kichloo has said that all the packages and incentives announced by the Government in last year’s Budget for promotion and expansion of this sector shall continue for the current fiscal also so that the gains of the tourist boom are consolidated. Inspecting the upcoming tourist infrastructure in the picturesque Sonamarg Bowl, Kichloo said that the present Government has enhanced flow of funds for building

basic tourist infrastructure in Sonamarg since 2007 and from being a small transit Camp for Ladakh traffic, it has now extended up to 25 Kms area starting from Gagan Gir up-to Ball Tal-Base Camp for Amarnathji Yatris. He said infrastructure has come-up in Sonamarg in the shape of a spacious Yatri Niwas, International youth Hostel, Rs.2 crore Tourist Reception Centre (TRC), having Banking facility and information Centre, and an ideally located Sonamarg club at the Thajiwas which conforms to the requirements of high end tourists. The club has a Conference Hall, Health Club, Cafeteria, Restaurant and Rooms. He said the Sonamarg is now fast emerging as a major tour-

ism destination at par with Pahalgam and Gulmarg. The Chief Executive Officer, Sonamarg Development Authority, Mohammad Yousuf briefed the Minister about future plans to exploit the adventure tourism potential of the area and said way side amenities and recreation points have been constructed for the convenience of the tourists and a beautiful camping sight has been set-up in the Sonamarg Bowl which remains abuzz with tourist activities. “About 12000 persons from the local areas earn lively-hood by providing various services to the tourists which include Ponny wallas, Cart drivers, Taxi operators tourist guides and way side vendors”.


March 21-April 19 As your professional dreams unfold, you may worry about the downside. First, there are new responsibilities that you might doubt your ability to fulfill. Second, you might be catapulted into an uncomfortable new realm of office politics. Don’t let these matters put a damper on your enthusiasm. You have what it takes to fulfill the first concern and the wisdom to avoid the second.

Taurus April 20-May 20

Recent spiritual breakthroughs might have you feeling both exhilarated and downcast, Taurus. Your sensitive side tells you that this is a definite step forward on your spiritual path, but the logical side might cause you to doubt its reality. Take comfort in the fact that reality is relative and that what you’re sensing is at least valid for you. Then keep moving ahead.

Gemini May 21-June 21

Many of your personal goals have either been met or are in progress, Gemini, and you’re feeling exhilarated. However, people around you might have their hands out. You may be asked to contribute to charities or make personal loans to people you don’t know well. You want to help whenever you can, but be discriminating about whom you help now.

Cancer June 22-July 22

Confirmation of professional success could come your way, Cancer, and you’re probably feeling excited and motivated to keep pushing. But you may find that increased responsibilities interfere with your social life. You wonder if friends have forgotten you. They haven’t, but it will make you feel better if you squeeze in a few hours for your friends each week.


Success on all levels is filling your life and making you feel absolutely wonderful, Leo. The downside of this is that you might be a little too conscientious. Are you putting in a lot of extra hours? Be discriminating about this and don’t work harder than necessary. You could get stressed to the point of taxing your strength too much, and that won’t help you. Pace yourself.

Virgo August 23-September 22

been realised today. The Minister directed the Mechanical Engineering Department to speed up the work on other 50 bore wells

effective management of the orchard by Sh. Kishori Lal, a retired Senior Horticulture Technician who is incharge of the Raj Bhavan orchard, serving on contractual basis, the fruit trees which had been deep pruned and treated during the first phase, 2009-11 have already started bearing good size fruit. The remainder trees are expected to start yielding fruit from the next season. The mango varieties include Dussehri, Malda, Safeda and Sandhuri. To fill existing gaps, Sh. Kishori Lal has also planted 65 high density varieties of Amarpali and D-51 in the orchard, which now has over 400 plants. Sh. Kishori Lal has focussed on organic farming and for this purpose, 8 units of wormi-compost have been set up in the orchard area with the support of SKUAST-Jammu. For the first time, after over 60 years, this orchard has produced a significant crop. The Horticulture Department, at the instance of the Raj Bhavan Secretariat, auctioned some of the fruit bearing plants this season, yielding income to the Department.

Tax concession for Hotel industry to continue

in first phase and complete them by end of September, 2013. He asked the growers to


July 23-August 22

Rejuvenating senile mango orchard: Raj Bhavan sets example SRINAGAR, JULY 15 –

be completed this year while the decks are being cleared to launch the ropeway project in Jammu City for which the Supreme Team has visited the area and its report for clearance of the project is expected soon. He also mentioned the restoration of Mubarak Mandi Heritage Complex and beautification of Rughnath Bazar adding that both the programmes are going on apace. “I have provided Rs. 50 lakh last year for the beautification of Rughnath Bazar and same amount would be provided this year”, he said adding that additional amount to complete this project would be earmarked as per its requirement. The Chief Minister also mentioned other ongoing development works in Jammu Division and said that preliminary work on Chenab Water Supply project involving Rs. 500 crores is being conducted. He said the project has been put to Asia Development Bank funding by the ERA.

16 .7.2013

provide full cooperation in completing this ambitious project by way of procuring the Sprinkles for which the Department .

Awareness camp on RTI, PSGA held in Kulgam Kulgam July 15In order to reinforce awakening about landmark transparency laws like Right to Information Act and Public Services Guarantee Act, District Administration Kulgam today organized a mega awareness programme in which Sarpanchs, Panchs, Lumberdars besides senior citizens participated. Deputy Commissioner, Jahangir Mir presided over the function, which among others was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Assistant Commissioner Development, Chief Medical Officer, besides other district officers. In his keynote address, the Deputy Commissioner dwelt in detail about the objectives for organizing the awareness programme. He said the historic legislations like PSGA and RTI

have revolutionized the administration making it transparent and accountable to the common man in sync with liberal democratic spirit. These acts have empowered citizens of the state to the best advantage of the society as a whole, he maintained. Calling upon the participants to facilitate dissemination of these acts among the people for promotion of common good, the Deputy Commissioner called for observing all necessities while applying for a particular notified service. He said the PSGA calls for putting in application completed in all respects before the designated authorities, adding for the purpose necessary acknowledgements has also to be secured from him.This wonderful legislation, he said is the strongest legal intervention to curb corruption and discourage unscrupulous officials.

Yatra related information through DD, AIR SRINAGAR, JULY 15 A documentary film along with short duration video messages prepared by Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, to educate the Yatris about registration procedure, Health Advisory and Do’s and Don’ts to be followed by the Yatris is being telecast by Doordarshan through its regional and National channels. Shri Navin K. Choudhary, Chief Executive Officer of the Shrine Board, informed that besides this documentary, the Board had also prepared video spots and audio spots for dissemination of Yatra related information. The video spots are being telecast through DD News, DD1, DD National and DD Bharti, while audio spots are being broadcast through FM (Rainbow) seven times a day; through FM Gold six times a day, through Rajdhani four times a day, and through Delhi-D two times a day.The CEO further informed that the Documentary film, video spots and audio spots have been uploaded on Shrine Board’s website –, to enable intending Yatris being adequately informed about the Yatra. He informed that till date 60,065 persons

had viewed the uploaded Documentary Film, video spots and audio spots.The CEO has once again urged the intending pilgrims to strictly adhere to the Do’s and Don’ts and the Health Advisory issued by the Shrine Board as they have to undertake a very arduous trek to the high mountains under adverse weather conditions.Cautioning the Yatris against undertaking this arduous Yatra without securing a Yatra Permit, Shri Choudhary stressed that, for ensuring effective management of the Yatra along the difficult tracks, only those Yatris who are in possession of a Yatra Permit which is valid for a specific date and route will be allowed to proceed beyond the Entry Gates at Domel and Chandanwari. The CEO yet again appealed to all intending Yatris to ensure that they complete all the necessary registration formalities and obtain a valid Yatra Permit in their own interest before embarking on the pilgrimage to avoid inconvenience on arrival in the State as under no circumstances whatsoever, Yatris who do not possess a valid Yatra Permit for that day and route will not be allowed to proceed beyond Baltal and Nunwan Base Camps.

Hard work, enthusiasm, and dedication are now paying off financially, Virgo. New opportunities are opening up to profitably make use of your artistic side. The downside is that you might be working so hard that you’re too drained to be creative even though the inspiration is there. Take a moment to rework your schedule to accomplish the most in the least amount of time. You can do it.


September 23-October 23 People close to you might be a bit worried about you. Too much work and socializing might have you feeling less than your usual self, and perhaps even a little feverish and headachy. If so, this is a good day to take time out, stay home, and rest. Don’t worry about sabotaging your success. It will continue. Take a break and your body will reward you with greater clarity and concentration.


October 24-November 21 All continues to go well professionally, Scorpio. You’re feeling physically strong and vigorous. Mentally, however, you might be a bit vague. You may be easily distracted and not as sharp as usual. This isn’t a good day to start a new project. Try to concentrate on finishing old tasks and tying up loose ends. You should be ready to go again in a couple of days.

Sagittarius November 22-December 21

Your financial situation should continue to expand now, Sagittarius. Believe in yourself. Don’t worry if you hear rumors that make the future seem rather grim. This is probably misinformation coming from unreliable sources. Continue to work toward your goals. Meanwhile, check out the rumors and find the real facts.

Capricorn December 22-January 19

You could be on a real emotional high today because of your success and that of other household members, Capricorn. Your mind may be buzzing with ideas for future expansion, some of which may not be all that workable. However, you should allow yourself a few flights of fancy. Tomorrow your feet will be back on the ground and you will see things in a more practical light.

Aquarius January 20-February 18

Today may prove to be one of your busiest in a long time, Aquarius. The promise of continuing success in your personal and professional goals could find you spending a lot of time on the phone, writing emails, or making a few short trips around the community. You might not be able to reach everyone you need to see. Don’t worry.


February 19-March 20 Business and financial success makes you happy and satisfied, Pisces. You also look forward to moving on. The downside of this flush period is that people who aren’t particularly trustworthy might decide to latch onto your coattails for their own purposes. Some might even ask for loans. Be careful about the ones you assist. They might not be honest with you.

Editorial/Opinion The Daily

Zabarwan Times Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Probe the deaths


ysterious death of two Kashmiri youth in Mumbai and Jaipur and subsequent strong reaction from public has once again brought into focus the plight of Kashmiris outside the state. Death of the two youth follows mysterious death of Pulwama youth Mudasir Malla in Hyderabad in March this year. The family of the Mudasir described the death a cold blooded murder and refuted the claim of Hyderabad police that he committed suicide in the hostel room. Death of two more youth in Mumbai and Jaipur has created panic among the parents whose children are studying or working outside Jammu and Kashmir. As rightly demanded by various political parties, there should be a proper probe into the reasons behind the twin deaths so that the apprehensions of the parents are cast away. After the fresh trouble in old city and other parts of Kashmir valley, police is saying that they have nothing to do with the incidents but are in touch with their counterparts on the matter. It seems that like previous incidents, the fresh happenings too would be forgotten with the passage of time. So far Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has not commented over the fresh deaths but other political leaders have come up with their statements. This is not for the first time that the authorities in Kashmir had to make statements regarding the incidents, involving students from Valley in other states. They have been doing so as the reports of harassment of Kashmiri students have been occurring outside. Some students were beaten by members of Sangh Parivaar at Dehradun recently. A number of them returned home leaving their studies half way due to continuous harassment. Many students were beaten and harassed in various parts of the country post Afzal Guru hanging. A number of other students too were detained in the past and interrogated on the suspicion of having militant links. Parvez Rasool, the Kashmiri cricketer, who recently made it to Team India and Pune’s team for IPL, too had to undergo humiliation at the hands of Bengaluru police after a blast at Chinnaswamy Stadium. He was grilled for hours together by the cops and released only after nothing was found against him. The cricket officials and the government machinery also got in touch with Karnataka government on the issue. Former chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad had to write to his counterparts in other states as the harassment increased. He wrote them not to arrest Kashmiris without informing the CID department in Srinagar and Jammu. Almost similar letter was dashed by the chief minister Omar Abdullah to the chief ministers in other states following reports of police harassment to Kashmiri youth in other states. But there seems to be no end to the miseries of Kashmiri youth. It would be premature to say if the latest deaths were cause of harassment or were accidental deaths but there needs to be proper probe into such incidents. The Jammu and Kashmir government should take up the issue with respective governments and find out the reasons for these deaths. Also a special investigation team of Jammu and Kashmir Police should be deputed to these states to investigate the killings. This will serve a dual purpose. First Kashmiri youth won’t be taken for granted and harassed according to whims of the local police. Secondly it will dispel the doubts of the families who relatives have died. Also Kashmiri people living in other states will regain some confidence that their state government is backing them in need of hour.



Tuesday, 16 July 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 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

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, 18 Regional Kendras of Doordarshan are telecasting agricultural programmes for 30 minutes, five to six days a week.

States (HMNEH) has contributed India Radio. 1 National Channel, 18 significantly in production of various Regional Kendras of Doordarshan are horticulture produce there. Support to telecasting agricultural programmes for State Extension Programmes for 30 minutes, five to six days a week. Extension Reforms for providing Similarly, 96 FM Stations of All India manpower support, roping in farmers’ Radio are being utilized to broadcast 30 feedback for planning by setting up FACs minutes of programme for farmers 6 days and providing farmer to farmer learning, a week. Further, this platform has been extension support through Farmer Friend, facilitating focused publicity campaigns demonstration, farm school, training, to create awareness about the assistance exposure visit of farmers, etc. is the available under various schemes. These flagship scheme to disseminate appropri- spots are broadcast/telecast through All ate technologies and timely and relevant India Radio, Doordarshan and Private information. Under this scheme district Entertainment Programmes having l e v e l A g r i c u l t u r e Te c h n o l o g y maximum viewership. In addition, AgriManagement Agencies (ATMAs) have Clinic and Agri-Business Centers and been set up in 604 rural districts of 28 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 selfemployment 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 Over 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 located in South West Madhya Pradesh. hours of light during the night for 2 -3 light which provides enough light It is proposed to target 100 schools from days” says Tejwani. Student, who owns intensity for study purpose. It gives 7-8 Zhirnya and Bhagwanpura Tehsil, which solar lamp, takes it home for study hours of light per day on full charge. are among the most backward during the during night. The student brings the light Features of Solar LED pilot stage. The main plan is to distribute back to the school for recharging · Provides close to 150 lux of evenly as many as 100,000 lights in the district. whenever it is due. distributed light output as compared to 2- Khargone district of MP has been chosen Benefits of the Project 3 lux of light output provided by a as pilot as more than 84% population The project, once implemented successflickering wick lamp lives in rural area of which 40% belongs fully, will bring lot of benefits directly and · Uses a NiMH (Nickel-metal Hydride) to SC/ST category. Over 40% people use indirectly in the society. battery, which can be charged either by kerosene for lighting purpose. Per capita · 10,000 students getting solar lights will using the 0.5 watt solar panel provided or electricity consumption in MP is only result in 30 lakh extra study hours per year. by an AC mobile charger or by a solar about 330 units per year, while the same is · It will bring awareness among parents, powered bulk charging system 750 units for India and on an average teachers and administrators and encourage · Uses the world's best LED and an 2000 units for the world. The project is people to get their own solar lights. advanced IC that ensures consistent and being executed by Education Park located Another domestic light model is also quality lighting even after many years of in Khargone district in collaboration with available for home use. use. Thrive Energy Technologies, Hyderabad. · It will help reduce demand for kerosene, which is already in short supply, which in turn will save precious foreign exchange Among all possible solutions, solar energy for the country. · It will reduce the health hazard to children based solar lanterns appear to provide the caused by the use of kerosene lamps. · The implementation of this project will result in saving of 1.5 million tons of cheapest and quickest solution. Emerging Carbon Dioxide emission per year. The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the LED lighting technology which is effect and impact of the project on the social life of Madhya Pradesh and semiconductor based presents a wonderful encourage governments to adopt solar lamps for lighting purpose as the most cost effective solution in rural areas. solution to this simple lighting issue. India’s Focus on Solar Energy The Government has recognized the “The lights are designed to be very So far, more than 4500 solar LED lights importance of solar energy and has rugged and fail proof considering the have been distributed. The objective is to launched the Jawaharlal Nehru National rural environment. Through innovation in distribute. Solar Mission. The immediate aim of the technology and processes, these lights are How the Project Works Mission is to focus on setting up an up to 40% less expensive than commer- The subsidized cost of the solar light is enabling environment for solar technology cially available lights of similar quality” only Rs 200 for students, although the penetration in the country both at a says Ravi Tejwani of IIT-Bombay, MRP is Rs 580/-. “These Solar lights centralized and decentralized level. To closely associated with the project. will be centrally charged at school while promote research the National Centre for Khargone Experiment: One Child One the child is studying through common Photovoltaic Research and Education Light solar PV modules installed on the (NCPRE) has been set up at IIT Bombay, to ‘One Child One Light” is a project terrace of the school. Lamps are kept on carry out basic and applied research initiated for providing solar light to 100 a charging rack during the day time, and activities. Eventually, NCPRE aims to students each from 100 schools, totaling 4 to 5 hours of charge would be good make solar PV a cost-effective and relevant to 10,000 lights in Khargone district enough for the lamp to provide 2 -3 technology option.

Disclaimer : The contents and comments appearing in any article published in this paper are purely the personal opinion of the writer.

HE A L+H 58


Fix thunder thighs, wobbly belly for good

Fed up of being told that it's impossible to get rid of thunder thighs or a wobbly belly? Naturopath Max Tomlinson takes exactly the opposite view in his new book, "Target Your Fat Spots". "I see young women try rigorous diets and exercise regimes to get rid of a big bottom, only to lose weight from their chests and faces," says Max. "Women going through menopause, meanwhile, tend to accumulate fat on their stomachs and upper arms. However, I've discovered the real key to achieving targeted fat loss is to focus on why you've gained weight on a specific area in the first place," he says. Why we tend to have fat hot spots? Max says, "Hormone imbalances are the main source of the problem. Our hormones regulate a multitude of processes in the body, including how and where we store fat. So if they become even slightly imbalanced, you can end up putting on weight. And the primary cause of imbalances is a combination of poor diet, stress, pollution and lack of exercise. How to fix them? I've found that each fat spot — be it tummy flab, a big bottom or bingo wings — is caused by the action or inaction of a specific hormone. But the good news is, it's possible to rebalance and combat the problem. First of all, follow a low-fat Mediterranean diet — include lots of fruit, vegetables, pulses, eggs, fish, nuts, olive oil, a little lean meat and low fat dairy in your daily diet. Cut down on alcohol and avoid junk food. A daily multivitamin and fish oil capsule will also ensure you don't miss any vital

Heart disease is one of the most feared ailment and a side effect of sedentary lifestyle. You can control the effects of your lifestyle by eating the right food. It's quite often difficult to change your lifestyle drastically in this competitive world. But you can surely change a little bit of eating and ensure you are protecting your heart. Here's a list of food that can help you protect your heart. 1. Black beans: Black beans are packed with folate, antioxidants, magnesium which are good for lowering blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol. This in turn keeps your heart in safe zone. But if you are planning to use tinned beans, please drain the liquid and wash them before use to reduce the sodium content. 2. Salmon and tuna: These two fish are rich in antioxidants and omega-3, two important candidates who help heart. 3. Walnuts: A handful of them a day helps lower

nutrients. Then, follow the specific advice below to beat the hormonal imbalance. Pot belly Why it happens? Stored fat around the belly suggests a problem with the adrenal glands, which produce the stress hormone cortisol. This is usually down to long-term pressure and the resulting high levels of cortisol, which trigger the over production of insulin and encourage the body to deposit fat in the area around the stomach. Tackle it The key is to relax — anything that makes you unwind will help reduce your stress levels. Diet The main culprit is too much sugar — especially in alcohol and white carbs (bread, pasta). To balance your glucose levels, eat foods with a low glycaemic index — vegetables, beans, fish and meat. Cut out white carbs, sugar, alcohol and coffee. Exercise Working out eases stress, but try to supplement your regime with something calming like yoga, too. Bra fat bulge Why it happens? Those fat pockets at the back that can make your bra feel tight are often linked to a sluggish thyroid. This gland produces the hormone thyroxine, which controls the rate you burn calories at. If it's underactive, it can cause back fat, weight gain, lack of energy and a low mood. Tackle it Maintaining stress levels and eating the right food will rebalance thy-

your cholesterol and reduce inflammation in the arteries. Replace them as mid-meal snacks instead of chips etc. 4. Oranges: They contain cholesterol-fighting pectin. The fruit is also rich in potassium that helps control blood pressure. Antioxidant hesperidin also helps lower blood pressure. 5. Carrots: Though sweet, they are good to control diabetes, which increases heart attack risk. They also

Have you been hit by Syndrome X? Few of us have even heard of it, but Metabolic syndrome affects millions and puts you at double the risk of heart diseaseIf you haven't been able to kick your craving for sugary treats, rely on caffeine for a concentration kick and have been putting on weight around your waist, you might be suffering from a littleknown condition affecting millions.Syndrome X or Metabolic syndrome is a combination of medical disorders that, when occur together, result in a degree of insulin resistance and, more often than not, type 2 diabetes.While the condition can be genetic, typically, it affects people with a sedentary lifestyle. The only way to figure if you have succumbed to it is to get your insulin levels checked. In advanced stages of Metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance sets in, meaning insulin is less able to let sugar from the bloodstream enter the cells

- a sure sign that diabetes is just around the corner. It ups the risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease too.Metabolic syndrome in Mumbai In 2011, a study was conducted by the PD Hinduja National Hospital & Medical Research Centre in a group of 548 subjects (302 males and 246 females) who attended a free cardiac evaluation camp arranged by them. The prevalence of MS in males was almost double (25.16%) than females (12.6%), and higher in the 41-60 age group, suggesting that this group is at increased risk of developing cardio vascular disease. It was also found that high percentage prevalence of overweight and obesity was one of the major driving forces in the development of MS. Therefore, early identification of the metabolic abnormalities and appropriate intervention may be of primary importance in populations especially like ours having high prevalence.


Diet Some raw foods interfere with the functioning of the thyroid gland, so limit your consumption of broccoli, sprouts, cabbage, peaches, soya bean products, spinach and strawberries. Cooking these foods tends to deactivate troublesome compounds, so you can still eat them hot. Iodine is a vital component of thyroxine, so try to eat plenty of seaweed, seafood, yoghurt and dark green leafy vegetables. Exercise Moderate exercise reduces stress and boosts your metabolism to shift fat. The key is to get moving while not overexerting yourself. Try something fun, such as dancing or using a children's trampoline. Love handles Why it happens The condition is known as insulin resistance, in which the body's cells fail to respond correctly to the chemical, causing excess glucose in the bloodstream. This results in fat deposits around the hips, causing those bulges over the back and sides of your jeans. Tackle it The right foods will calm insulin production and restore glucose levels. Diet Switching white carbs for wholegrains will maintain blood sugar levels. Eat

help fight bad cholesterol. 6. Sweet potatoes: They are rich in vitamin A, fiber and lycopene making them a healthy substitute for the white brethren. 7. Oats: Oats in all forms help your heart by lowering bad cholesterol. 8. Flaxseeds: Fiber, phytochemicals called lignans, and ALA - these three ingredients in these small seeds make them a powerhouse of health. Sure protector of heart if

had spoonful in powdered form everyday in cereals or salads. 9. Chilli powder: Difficult to believe, but these Indian tasty spice actually protects heart and body from diabetes with its ability to spike up the natural insulin levels in the body. 10. Coffee: It can keep away type 2 diabetes, but people having high blood pressure should be cautious as it can have a counter effect.

lots of home-cooked food, include fruits, vegetables and fish in your diet. Avoid alcohol and sugary foods (watch out also for sugar hidden inside "healthy" cereals). Eating foods packed with antioxidants prevents free radical damage and combats insulin resistance. These include fresh

herbs, spices, citrus fruit, nuts, berries, broccoli and green tea. Exercise Cardio — any activity that raises your heart rate — is vital in shifting love handles, so run or walk for five-10 minutes each day. Whenever the opportunity presents itself, exert your body more, for example, by taking the stairs rather than the lift. Bingo wings Why it happens? The culprit behind the fat that hangs from your upper arms, is falling testosterone levels that are associated with middle age. Women produce

Severe heart failure can cause the lungs to fill with fluid and leave patients feeling like they are drowning, according to a new campaign by the British Heart Foundation. But 80 per cent of adults are unaware of its impact on everyday life, revealed a BHF survey. There is no cure for heart failure, which can lead to extreme exhaustion and breathlessness. Now experts hope that stem cell research could be the key to repairing damaged hearts, the BBC reported. Thousands of people currently live with heart failure, which means that the heart is not pumping blood around the body as well as it used to. It is commonly caused by a heart attack. While patients with mild heart failure can live a relatively normal life with the help of drugs, those with severe heart failure can

this male hormone, too, and it's vital for keeping muscles lean and toned. Tackle it Boosting testosterone levels can, along with targeted exercise, help to restore shape to your arms. Diet Too much sugar or white carbs in your diet can decrease testosterone levels — so cut them out, but don't crash diet as long-term calorie restriction can further lower levels of this important hormone. You should also eat plenty of the "good" fats found inside salmon, avocado and seeds, while avoiding saturated fat found in red meat and full-fat dairy. Exercise Lack of exercise suppresses testosterone levels, but light weight-bearing workouts — ones that use the body's own weight to put pressure on the muscles — will work to boost them. This includes jogging or just having a brisk walk. And have more sex, too — making love sends out signals to the body to produce even more testosterone. Using arm weights will also help sculpt these muscles. Chunky thighs and a big bum Why it happens? If you store fat in these areas you probably have an excess of oestrogen, which naturally promotes fat

suffer prolonged pain and distress because everyday tasks such as having a shower or doing the shopping require enormous amounts of energy and leave them exhausted. Previous UK research suggests that around 28 per cent of all heart failure patients face a daily struggle as a result of permanent damage to the heart muscle. However, the survey of 2,170 adults by the British Heart Foundation suggests that more than threequarters of respondents are unaware of the effects of severe heart failure on people's lives. More than a third of those surveyed thought that heart failure meant that the heart stopped working altogether and 33 per cent wrongly believed the heart could repair itself. Dr Mike Knapton, associate medical director at the BHF, say more and more

Exercise helps reduce Alzheimer’s symptoms

In a new study, researchers have shown the combined effect of neuroprotective therapies - voluntary physical exercise and daily intake of melatonin, against Alzheimer's in mice. According to a group of researchers from the Barcelona Biomedical Research Institute (IIBB), in collaboration with the University of Granada and the Autonomous University of Barcelona, daily voluntary exercise and daily intake of melatonin, both of which are known for the effects they have in regulating circadian rhythm, show a synergistic effect against brain deterioration in the 3xTg-AD mouse, which has three mutations of Alzheimer's disease. "For years we have known that the combination of different anti-aging therapies such as physical exercise, a Mediterranean diet, and not smoking adds years to one's life," Coral Sanfeliu, from the IIBB, told SINC. "Now it seems that melatonin, the sleep hormone, also has important anti-aging effects," Sanfeliu said. For the study, the experts analysed

the combined effect of sport and melatonin in 3xTg-AD mice which were experiencing an initial phase of Alzheimer's and presented learning difficulties and changes in behaviour such as anxiety and apathy. The mice were divided into one control group and three other groups which would undergo different treatments: exercise -unrestricted use of a running wheel-, melatonin -a dose equivalent to 10 mg per kg of body weight-, and a combination of melatonin and voluntary physical exercise. In addition, a reference group of mice were included which presented no mutations of the disease. "After six months, the state of the

mice undergoing treatment was closer to that of the mice with no mutations than to their own initial pathological state. From this we can say that the disease has significantly regressed," Sanfeliu said. The results show a general improvement in behaviour, learning, and memory with the three treatments. These procedures also protected the brain tissue from oxidative stress and provided good levels of protection from excesses of amyloid beta peptide and hyperphosphorylated TAU protein caused by the mutations. In the case of the mitochondria, the combined effect resulted in an increase in the analysed indicators of improved performance which were not observed independently. "Transferring treatments which are effective in animals to human patients is not always consistent, given that in humans the disease develops over several years, so that when memory loss begins to surface, the brain is already very deteriorated," Sanfeliu added.

around the tops of the legs and buttocks. Taking the pill and exposure to oestrogen-mimicking chemicals found in some plastics, may add to this problem. Tackle it The aim is to naturally lower oestrogen levels in the body through lifestyle changes. Diet Eat more fruit, vegetables and wholegrains, because the fibre they contain binds to, and helps excrete, excess oestrogen. Cut down on alcohol, painkillers and processed meats, as they're laden with chemicals and preservatives that hamper your liver's best efforts to clear oestrogen. Eating live yoghurt can also assist your gut in removing oestrogen via the digestive system.ExerciseIdeally, you should walk or run for 10 minutes per day, because this is the most natural way of elevating your heart rate. If you prefer to cycle, row or cross train, that's also fine, but don't overdo it as this can place the body under even further stress so it stores more fat.Tips for keeping the weight off- Set yourself an achievable sixmonth weight goal. Be careful you don't drift back into old habits and aim to stay the same weight. If the fat spots start to come back, simply repeat the process.- Eat a Mediterranean-style diet all the time. It's good for you. - Practice proper portion control. We all overeat so aim to eat around a third the amount you normally would.- Chew your food properly. It helps digestion and makes you feel fuller sooner, so you eat less.

people are surviving heart attacks due to advances in medicine but this creates its own problem."People with acute, severe heart failure have a worse prognosis than most cancers. Heart failure has a very significant effect on morbidity. It can be disabling, it can leave people breathless and they can end up chair-bound and bedbound," the BBC quoted him as saying.The priority now, he suggests, is to find

out how to repair damage to the heart with the help of the BHF's Mending Broken Hearts Appeal."The human heart cell is not able to regenerate, unlike the liver, and we want to understand why in order to improve new treatments for the future."We aim to raise money to carry out basic research into regenerative medicine. Stem cells could help by offering therapeutic interventions," he noted.

Soccer for a fitter mind and body

Football engages players to sprint, run fast or slow with sudden balance shifts, and build stamina. Since the play during soccer is continuous, it's extremely effective for fitness and cardiovascular health. Playing football has been shown to have significant benefits to health and wellbeing, combining this with having fun seems to be the best choice as it stops an activity becoming boring or tedious. It has now been precisely proven that football helps health in many ways. Let's have a look. Increases aerobic capacity and cardiovascular health Football player's run around a lot, thus their body can transport oxygen around the body and to the cells and muscles that require it more efficiently. Hence increasing the aerobic capacity of body. Due to continuous aerobic based movements, it

is a good signifier of how well their heart and lungs work together to supply the body with oxygen, hence enhancing the level of an individual's cardiovascular health. This is essential to delay the onset of fatigue during training, which is important for football fitness. Improves muscle tone Soccer is a great game to maintain your muscle tone. It is a game with constant movement which continuously keeps your muscles engaged over longer duration. Trailing over your rival team, kicking the ball for a goal and jumping for headers are all exercises that build muscle in your legs and torso. Builds strength and endurance Soccer improves endurance; it also helps in increasing cardio capacity, which allows soccer players to run for a longer duration.


7 SRINAGAR Tuesday, July 16 ,2013

Kashmir Thunder Tuesday 16 July2013

After ‘puppy’, Narendra Modi’s ‘veil of secularism’ remark sparks fresh war of words Modi had on Sunday charged the Congress with wearing the “burqa of secularism” and “hiding in a bunker” each time it is confronted with a crisis. Just days after he triggered an outrage with his analogy of a puppy being run over in the context of the 2002 communal riots, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has once again come under attack from the Congress over his ‘veil of secularism’ comment. Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said: “This is not the first time the BJP has attempted this. In fact, the BJP and its organization the RSS, has always been trying to define India as majotarism. It has not worked for last 64 years. And, it will not work in the future. “The message which I want to send out very clearly is that this thought, this ideology is dangerous not only for minorities alone, but also dangerous and far more dangerous for al those people in the majority community who believe in pluralism, who believe in inclusion, who

believe in a way forward for both peace and harmony,” he added. Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh has also hit out at Modi over his secularism comment, asking Modi to clarify his definition of secularism.

IAF's MiG-21 fighter plane crashes in Rajasthan, pilot killed

JODHPUR: A MiG-21 Bison fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed today while landing at Uttarlai airbase in Rajasthan's Barmer district, killing the pilot. "One MiG-21 Bison crashed at the Uttarlai airbase at about 0930 hours. The pilot sustained

fatal injuries," the IAF said in a statement. The aircraft had taken off with its Flight Lieutenantrank pilot from the airbase for a routine training sortie and crashed while landing at the runway, officials said. Defence Ministry spokesperson in Jodhpur Colonel S D Goswami said a Court of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the reason behind the crash. There was no reported loss to civilian life or property, he said.

Last month also, a MiG-21 plane from the same airbase had crashed but the pilots had managed to eject safely. The vintage MiG-21s have been in service for over 40 years now and they are expected to continue flying till 2018-19 in view of the delays in the induction of the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft. The IAF had inducted over 900 MiG-21s in its fleet over a period of 40 years, half of which were lost in different crashes. This year, this is the sixth crash involving an IAF aircraft and fifth of a fighter plane. The aircraft which have crashed this year include one each of MiG-29, MiG-27, Su30MKI and Mi-17V5 mediumlift helicopter. Two MiG-21s have crashed this year.

“I want to know what is the definition of secularism according to Modiji. One religion, one culture, one nation is the definition of secularism according to the RSS and Advaniji. Modiji should clarify what is his definition of secularism,” Singh told media here. Modi had on Sunday charged the Congress with wearing the “burqa (veil) of secularism” and “hiding in a bunker” each time it is confronted with a crisis. Addressing a public meeting in Pune, Modi also attacked Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on the issue of his party’s “failure” to eradicate poverty and alleged that it was raising the bogey of “threat to secularism” to throttle people’s aspirations. Modi also blamed the Congress for the deteriorating economic condition of the country, and specifically targeted Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, a great economist, for failing to prevent the free fall of the rupee. “When India achieved Independence, that time one Indian rupee was equiva-

lent to one U.S. dollar. Today, the Indian rupee is in a free fall. What is the reason behind the free fall of the rupee? It is because the Congress is neck-deep in corruption,” he said. Modi had earlier come under sharp criticism from the ruling Congress over his interview to Reuters news agency in which he said that he had done ‘absolutely right thing’ in 2002 when the state was hit by riots and that an SIT set up by the Supreme Court had given him a ‘thoroughly clean chit’. What caused the controversy was his following remark: “Another thing... someone else is driving a car and we’re sitting behind, even then if a puppy comes under the wheel, will be painful or not? Of course, it is. If I’m a chief minister or not, I’’m a human being. If something bad happens anywhere, it is natural to be sad,” he said, while defending himself. Modi also described himself as a Hindu nationalist because he was a born Hindu.

Kolkata: Violence marred the second phase of panchayat polls in West Bengal as three people have been reportedly killed on Monday. A Trinamool Congress supporter succumbed to his injuries following a clash reportedly between two factions of the party in the Mangalkot area of Burdwan. A CPI(M) candidate's husband has been killed after a crude bomb was hurled at him in Asansol. The incident took place in the morning while he was on his way to the polling booth in the Jamuria area of Asansol subdivision in Durdwan district. One of the attackers has been lynched to death with sharp weapons by the locals. WB panchayat polls: TMC supporter dies in clash, toll rises to 3 A CPM supporter was killed after a bomb was hurled at him while he was on his way to the polling booth in Asansol. Meanwhile, the voter turnout in East Midnapore, Burdwan and Hooghly stood at 28 per cent, 29 per cent and 30 per cent respectively.

Polls are scheduled in the districts of Burdwan, Hooghly and East Midnapore. Both Singur and Nandigram, places which paved Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's assent to state power, would also vote during this phase. Elections are taking place across 12,542 polling stations and most of them are declared 'sensitive'. The Candidates will fight for 10,545 seats in 707 Gram Panchayats, 2,047 seats in 74 Panchayat Samitis and 185 seats in three Zilla Parishads.

WB panchayat polls: TMC supporter dies in clash, toll rises to 3

Let BJP say it is against cheaper food for the poor: Sachin Pilot

NEW DELHI: With its ambitious food security plan being labelled as a 'populist vote-catching scheme' by the opposition, the government has dared BJP to declare that it was against cheaper food for the poor, claiming that the saffron party was stuck to mandir-masjid as a poll issue. Asserting that all government schemes are supposed to be for the mass-

es, Union Minister Sachin Pilot also said Indians have moved beyond mandir-masjid issues and even BJP remembers them only before the elections. "BJP can say what it wants. But let it come out and say that they do not want to give cheaper food to the people. They never say it because they can't," Pilot said. The comments come in the midst of

opposition criticism that the government brought in an ordinance for Food Security Bill as part of its preparations for the general elections. BJP leader and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said yesterday that the Centre was under the impression that merely bringing in the Bill would lead to food reaching the needy. "It is amazing, how some people are saying that the Right to Food programme is a populist scheme and it is a vote catching scheme measure. "What scheme of the government is not for the masses of this country? Which scheme is anti-people? There is nothing wrong if we want to give people good highways, good roads, good ports, good education, good food and good electricity," the Corporate Affairs Minister told PTI in an interview here. "If we are giving cheaper food to poor people, why is it bothering anybody? I challenge any political party to come and say that this is wrong thing to do," he said. The programme gives the nation's two-thirds population the right to get 5 kgs food grains per month at highly subsidised rates of Rs 1-3 per kg. The government would require 62 million tonnes of food grains to implement this programme, costing the exchequer Rs 1,25,000 crore annually.

Armed robbers push 60-year-old woman out of moving train, rob off her jewels and cash A 60-year-old woman was thrown out of a moving Shatabdi Express by two armed robbers on Saturday night after robbing off her jewels and cash. The woman, identified as Saroj, lived in the Nehru Nagar area of Ghaziabad. She was found unconscious along the railway track near Ghaziabad railway station. Saroj, who has ustained injuries on her head, hands and legs, is currently recuperating at Sarvodaya Hospital. A case has been registered at Government Railway Police (GRP) station in Ghaziabad based on a complaint by her husband, Ramlal Chutani.The woman was returning to Ghaziabad from Lucknow, where she had gone to visit her son. According to the police, she was carrying a purse containing a gold chain, a mobile phone and Rs.12,000 in cash. “The incident took place at Ghaziabad railway station when she was preparing to deboard train when two robbers tried to snatch

her purse containing her jewels and cash. When she resisted, she was pushed off the moving train. After the incident, she was rushed to the district hospital and she was later admitted to Sarvodaya Hospital in Ghaziabad,” a senior police officer said.The police officer said the train wasn’t moving at a high speed as it was to stop at the station, so the woman did not suffer serious injuries. The police are scanning footages of CCTVs installed at the station to identify accused.

DAILY ZABARWAN TIMES SC tells petitioners to move high court on CAG appointment New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday asked the former chief election commissioner N Gopalaswami to move the Delhi High Court as it declined to entertain his petition challenging the appointment of former defence secretary Shashi Kant Sharma as the CAG of India. “Go to high court,” said the apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir as senior counsel Fali Nariman raised the plea before the court. Gopalaswami and several other former senior officers of the government have contested the appointment of Shashi Kant Sharma as the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on the ground that the procedure for the appointment of the CAG was bereft of transparency and was opaque. The petitioners have contended that the incumbent CAG was placed in a position of conflict of interest as he would be examining some of the controversial defence deals that were concluded during his tenure in the defence ministry and as the defence secretary as well.

Netizens slam last telegram to Rahul Gandhi

Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) With India bidding adieu to the iconic 163-year-old telegram service Monday, nostalgia-struck netizens ridiculed the decision to send the last missive to Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.The last telegram was dispatched from the Central Telegraph Office (CTO) in New Delhi area - the seat of the central government, much like Washington, D.C. - at 11.45 p.m. Sunday to Rahul Gandhi, nicknamed 'Pappu' (as in simpleton), by social media users.The missive has been ridiculed across social networking sites like Facebook, against the backdrop of the cyber savvy fondly recalling their memories associated with the service that was introduced by the British in 1833.Users have questioned the decision to dedicate the last message to Rahul Gandhi, through posts like "Out of 1.2 billion people, Pappu gets the last telegram. Holy crap" and "Pappu... Fixing in making history... Now Pappu will be famous in history books". "Neopotist #Congress does it again! Last telegram sent to Rahul Gandhi," reads a comment. Deriding Rahul Gandhi for not proving his worth, users have resorted to satire to slam the young leader. "(Narendra) Modi sold tea when he was six. Sonia (Gandhi) waited tables when she was a teenager. The real problem is Rahul Gandhi. He can do neither even after 40. But meanwhile he is busy saying 'hello hello' to the last telegram he received and assures us that bad news will continue to flow even if telegram is discontinued," (sic) ran a post.While the majority have recounted their days of receiving and sending telegrams, a few opine that the service should have been shut down earlier by BSNL, that incurred huge losses due to the advent of new technology."Telegram services came to an official end as of yesterday. The service cost 100 crores per annum with returns of 75 lakhs. OMG, what were they waiting for to stop this service. Why wasn't it done earlier?? Tax payers...your money being well put to use...don't know what to say," (sic) wrote one user.

Uttarakhand floods: Vijay Bahuguna refuses to declare 5,748 missing persons dead

Hoping against hope, Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Monday refused to declare as dead the 5,748 persons missing after the June 16 calamity in Uttarakhand, saying the mission to find them will not be given up. However, as the deadline for finding the missing ended, he said the process of paying monetary relief of Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of those dead and missing will begin from Tuesday. But if the missing persons are found, the family will have to return the relief money, he said. Addressing a press conference along with Union Minister of State for Planning and Parliamentary Affairs, Rajiv Shukla, the Chief Minister said the search for finding the missing will go on. "This is hoping against hope but we can't declare them dead.The mission to find them out will go on as we still hope that the missing surface and return to their homes," he said. The Chief Minister had said last week that those who are still missing will be presumed dead if they remain untraced till July 15. "A total of 5748 persons are missing till date since the tragedy devastated large parts of the state about a month ago," he said, adding 934 out of them are from Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand floods: Vijay Bahuguna refuses to declare 5,748 missing persons dead Uttarakhand floods: Vijay Bahuguna

refuses to declare 5,748 missing persons dead Out of Rs five lakh to be given to the next of kin of the missing Rs 3.5 lakh will be paid by the Centre and the rest by the respective state governments, Bahuguna said. Admitting that debris removal at Kedarnath shrine was being badly affected by inclement weather, the Chief Minister said the NDRF has not been able to drop equipment needed to clear nearly five feet of debris lying in the shrine premises due to incessant rains.

Bodies have also been sighted in Rambada area a few km from the shrine but the team engaged in the exercise has not been able to reach them. Relief material is being transported by mules and choppers to affected areas whenever the weather permits. Bahuguna said BSNL lines have been restored in all affected villages and he will begin communicating with the Gram Pradhans to find out the status of relief operations in villages that remain segregated due to largescale damage to the access roads.

Is K Chandrashekar Rao indicating TRS moving closer to Congress?

HYDERABAD: The Congress seems to have won the first round of battle over Telangana issue by silencing the main protagonist K ChandrashekarRao of TelanganaRashtraSamithi (TRS). Usually vocal in attacking the national party, KCR distinctly toned down his jibes on Sunday when he broke silence after the Congress core committee referred the vexed statehood issue to the party's working committee(CWC), which the political watchers say indication of the TRS moving closer the ruling alliance UPA. "We can't trust Congress just because it referred the Telangana issue to the CWC. The separate statehood for Telangana would be reality only when the bill is passed in both the houses of the parliament for which we have to step up the fight," KCR said in a public function at his party office in Hyderabad.

"I won't believe Congress even if the bill is introduced in the Parlaiment. What is the guarantee that it would not see the fate of the Women's Reservation Bill?" he wondered. However, he did not call the voters to defeat the Congress in the next elections. He did not chant the slogan he had coined recently, 'Congress ku Khatham Karo Telangana hasil karo'.

Nor did he call upon people of Telangana to vote his party so that it could bag 15 Lok Sabha seats of 17 and 11 assembly seats of total 119 in the region as he used to do in public rallies till recently. He chose not to say the TRS would go all alone to fight the simultaneous elections for the parliament and assembly due for May next year. All this, the experts feel, is pointing to the possibility of the TRS either merging with the Congress or entering an alliance with the grand old party before the general elections. While insiders in the TRS endorse the view, they said KCR would come open with his plans just closer to the announcement of the elections. "We have already made it clear that the TRS would be merged with the Congress in case the ruling party grants the statehood for Telangana. Now, it should not be seen as a crime if we join hands with the Congress

even when it moves in forward direction in carving out Telangana state," said a politburo member of TRS. KCR is understood to have hatching a plot according to which his party would highlight the earnest efforts of the Congress to resolve Telangana issue even when the ruling party comes up with a comprehensive plan which can only be implemented post elections, and lend support to the UPA in the interest of the region. However, there seems to be a hitch. While the Congress is already facing a problem of plenty, the party would find it tough to satisfy its cadre aspiring for the party ticket to contest elections as the bonhomie of the TRS would come with an extra baggage. "Even though we can welcome the TRS to the Congress fold, it is difficult to say we can accommodate aspirants of that party as candidates for the elections. KCR has to resolve this before taking a call," said senior

Zabarwan Times E-Paper English 16 July  
Zabarwan Times E-Paper English 16 July  

Youth’s killing JKP team to visit Mumbai as PDP seeks probe