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Rebellion in Congress 10 injured in road accidents Srinagar, Mar 23: Ten persons were injured in different road traffic accidents across the valley. According to a statement issued to KNS, an i-10 car bearing registration chassis number 0910 collided with an auto load carrier bearing registration number JK03C/8447 at KP road, in the jurisdiction of Police Station Mattan Anantnag. In this accident two persons were injured. Both the injured were shifted to hospital for treatment. In another accident, a Tata sumo bearing registration number JK05A/5494 hit a Motorcycle driven by Kifayat Ahmad son of Mohammad Yousuf bearing registration number Jk01M/2294 at Nowgam, in the jurisdiction of Police station Sumbal. In this accident motorcyclist and pillon Zahoor Ahmad son of Mohammad Ibrahim residents of Chaker Budgam got injured. Both the injured were shifted to hospital for treatment.

2 residential houses damaged Srinagar, Mar 23: Fire broke out in the residential house of Ghulam Hassan Bhat resident of Khansahib, in the jurisdiction of Police Station Budgam. According to a police statement issued to KNS, in this incident the house was completely damaged in the fire. Fire also engulfed the adjacent residential house of Altaf Shah son of Akram Shah which got partially damaged. Fire was brought under by fire tenders and police.

Former Gurez MLA announces complete poll boycott of NC Candidate Srinagar, Mar 23 : The state Congress is rocked by rebellion in Gurez with a former MLA and a Congress leader Faqir Mohammad Khan announcing a complete boycott of Shareef-u-Din Shariq, the coalition candidate for the upcoming Lok Sabah polls in North Kashmir constituency. Talking to KNS, Khan said: “The Congress workers here have decided to go for a complete boycott of National Conference candidate as the coalition government has failed us on every front.” He alleged that the National Conference led coalition government has benefited only NC workers and the Congress cadres have been left high and dry. “Our (Congress) workers have been ignored and neglected by this coalition government to the hilt,” he said, adding that the upcoming Lok Sabha elections will witness a complete boycott of the NC candidate from Baramulla Lok Sabah constituency. He said that since the Congress workers in Gurez have decided to boycott

the NC candidate, their support to any other political party cannot be ruled out in the upcoming Parliamentary polls in North Kashmir. Reacting to Khan’s announcement, Ghulam Nabi Monga, vice president PCC told KNS: “It is a totally wrong and immature statement from Faqir

PDP believes in politics of deceit, deception: Sagar

3 ladies consume poison Srinagar, Mar 23 : In an attempt to end their lives, three ladies consumed poisonous substances across the valley.According to a statement issued to KNS, a lady (name with held) resident of Voi, in the jurisdiction of Police Station Kokernag, Anantnag consumed some poisonous substance at her home. She was shifted to hospital for treatment. Police has registered a case in this regard.A lady (name with held) resident of New Colony Khag, in the jurisdiction of Police Station Budgam consumed some poisonous substance at her home. She has been shifted to JVC Srinagar for treatment. Police has registered a case in this regard.A lady (name with held) resident of Takiya Payeen, Tral consumed some poisonous substance at her home. She has been shifted to SMHS Hospital for treatment.

Man died in snow Avalanche Srinagar, Mar 23 (KNS): An avalanche buried a person in Kangan jungles. The body of the deceased was recovered from the snow. According to a statement issued to KNS, Abdul Rashid Bijran son of Ghulam Hussain resident of Padpati Poshkar had gone to a nearby jungle in the jurisdiction of Police station Kangan for collection of fire wood during the day where he came under a snow avalanche. Later on the villagers recovered his dead body.

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Srinagar, March 23: Maintaining the PDP has always believed in propagating the politics of deceit and deception, the Minister for Rural Development & Panchayati Raj and Senior leader of National Conference, Ali Mohammad Sagar has said that in order to suit their

political agenda the leade rs of the party have always hatched conspiracies against the people of the state for their political gains and personal agendas. Sagar was addressing a huge gathering at Nowhatta in the old See Sagar on pg 07

Khan. He is not authorized to make such statements. We (Congress) ensure that each and every vote of Congress is cast in favour of our coalition candidate (Sahreef-u-din Shariq). We strongly rebut Khan’s announcement as it can be his personal opinion and not that of the party.” When contacted Pradesh Congress Committee president Prof Saifuddin Soz said that Khan’s opinion is his personal and the Congress has nothing to do with it. “I am sorting out such statements. It can be an individual statement. We are duty bound to support our coalition partner in the three seats of Kashmir valley as they will do it for us in the three seats of Jammu and Ladakh.” Soz added that the recently held joint rallies in Jammu, the National Conference has whole heartedly supported Congress candidates in that region. “I am thankful to the National Conference for its whole hearted support to See Congress on pg 07

“NC-Cong alliance always proved disastrous for State” Tenure of present regime to be remembered as dark period: Mufti Jammu, Mar 23 : Patron of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today observed that the State has been plunged into unprecedented crisis due to complete failure of the National Conference-Congress regime. He emphasized on the need of taking the people of Jammu and Kashmir out of morass and prevailing uncertainty. “It is a historical fact that opportunist alliance between National Conference and Congress has always proved disastrous for the State of Jammu and Kashmir”, Mufti said while addressing series of impressive public meetings at Barjani and Gurha Slathia inVijaypur Assembly segment and Dusshera Ground in Gandhi Nagar Assembly segment. Meeting at Barjani was organised by Saleem choudhary and Gurha Slathia by Dr See Mufti on pg 07

Four IM militants arrested in Rajasthan New Delhi, Mar 23: Top Indian Mujahideen militant Zia Ur Rehman alias Waqas, a Pakistani national wanted in connection with several bombings, and three associates have been arrested from Rajasthan by Delhi Police which claimed to have averted a “spectacular terror attack” during elections. “Rehman, a dreaded militant, exported by Pakistan based ISI, is wanted in a series of bombings carried out all over India along with his absconding associates,” Special Commissioner (Special Cell) S N Shrivastava told See IM on pg 07

New Delhi, March 23: Allaying BJP’s concerns, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Sunday said there is no threat to the life of its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and his security has already been upgraded. “A delegation of BJP leaders met me. I See Shinde on pg 07

JK highest unemployed in entire India 42000 graduates, 11000 PGs registered with Govt, jobless the creation of new job avenues for the educated youth. NC in its page eight of election manifesto had promised to tackle the unemployment problem ‘expeditiously’. It had termed the same ‘alarming’. “It is shameful that scholars with PhD degrees, M.A, Medicine and Engineering should be getting wasted away. We will explore avenues for their adjustment,” reads NC’s manifesto of 2008. According to the figures revealed by

government’s various district employment and counseling centres, valley has 6980 Post Graduates unemployed while as in Jammu the number of registered unemployed Post Graduates is 4094. The reports inform KNS further that there are 1622 students searching for jobs who posses PG degrees in various science streams including biotechnology, botany, physics etc. The figure reveals further that valley has See Govt on pg 07

“Increasing hope” of breakthrough in hunt for missing plane New Delhi, March 23: Australia on Sunday said there was “increasing hope” of a breakthrough in locating the missing Malaysian jet as a wooden cargo pallet was spotted in a remote part of southern Indian Ocean, a day after Chinese satellites detected a large object floating in the area. The pallet along with belts or straps was spotted by one of the Australian aircraft deployed to hunt for the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, that went missing on 8th March off the Malaysian coast with 239 people on See Plane on pg 07

Father’s gun injures daughter

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Figures mock at employment promises of Govt Srinagar, Mar 23: The problem of unemployment seems to be an unending crises in valley, with the figures revealing more than 6980 post graduates and 29034 graduates registered with government employment exchanges in Kashmir valley are jobless. Pertinently, the ruling National Conference and Congress in their respective election manifestos of 2008 had pledged to eradicate the problem of unemployment from the state with


Srinagar, March 23: A teenage girl was injured after a 12-bore rifle went off accidentally in north Kashmir’s frontier Kupwara district on Sunday. Official sources told GNS that Sajda Bano (19), daughter of Abdul Rashid Khan of Bungam Haihama sustained serious bullet wound in her abdomen when the liscensed rifle of her father suddenly went off. The girl was immediately shifted to district hospital Kupwara where from she was referred to SKIMS Soura for specialized treatment. Meanwhile, police has registered a case and started further investigation in this regard.

Women first, worst suffers of any conflict: Mehbooba Srinagar, Mar 23 : Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehbooba Mufti Sunday said Kashmiri women have showed great courage and dignity while dealing the worst kind of turmoil during the last two decades. This was stated by her while speaking in a women’s’ convention at Meerakshah Colony of Hazratbal area of Srinagar. According to a statement issued to KNS, she said the women are the first and the worst suffers of any conflict in the world but credit goes

to the women of Kashmir who faced these turbulent times with great courage and dignity. But as a result of conflict, misgoverance and corruption, the problems of women have increased manifold. She said National Conference government which came into power in 1996 on the promise of providing security to the people and restoration of autonomy joined hands with BJP for a ministerial birth for Omar Abdullah. This See Mehbooba on pg 07

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Breast, Stomach Cancer on rise in valley Srinagar, Mar 23: The Mariam Wellness Centre Hyderpora, centre in collaboration with Cancer Society Of Kashmir and Regional Cancer Centre SKIMS have held one day awareness cum screening camp for Breast cancer at Batpora, Inderhama at Shehjar complex. According to a statement issued to KNS, females aged between 35 to 55 underwent screening,3 showed possible signs of breast cancer malignancy, while 20 patients showed possible signs of gastro intestinal tract malignancy. Females from Batpora, Burzhama, Gouse, Chattarhama and adjoining remote villages benefitted from screening by three doctors and cancer specialist nurse which was completed under guid-

C M ance of Dr. Shaqul Qamar, assistant Y professor at SKIMS. K In total 101 patients came, out of See Cancer on pg 07


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Congress our candidates. We have to go together and there is no question of not supporting the NC candidates in the three seats of Valley.” The PCC president also thanked Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Ajay Sadhotra and Devender Rana and other NC leaders for remaining present in the nomination functions of Congress candidates in Jammu.

Mufti Harmesh Singh Slathia. S Amreek Singh Reen organised meeting at Dusshera Ground. These meetings were organised to intensify campaign for party candidate Yash Pal Sharma. Launching a scathing attack on NC-Congress coalition for prevailing mess and uncertainty in the State, Mufti regretted that during the last five and half years the present regime has spoiled the peaceful atmosphere which was created by the previous PDP led coalition regime. “What is happening after formation of National Conference-Congress government on January 5, 2009 is before all of us”, he said and pointed out that during the five and half year corruption has crossed all limits and the government, through its deceit tactics, has brazenly eroded sanctity and credibility of all democratic institutions. He said prevailing chaos and uncertainty in the State was result of the failure of the present regime to connect itself with the common masses. “From the day one when this government was formed, there is instability and uncertainty in the State”, Mufti said. Observing that change in imminent in J&K, Mufti said that tenure of Omar Abdullah led government would be remembered as dark-period in the history of Jammu and Kashmir. “During our regime we had not only restored peace in the State but also created atmosphere for accelerating developmental activities”, he said and added that present regime has derailed the process of peace and development in the State. “Under present regime alienation among people has increased due to governance deficit because this regime has failed to connect itself with the people”, he said and listed various incidents which occurred during the tenure of present government. “Just to enjoy the power the National Conference and Congress had entered into an alliance without forming Common Minimum Programme (CMP) and without evolving consensus on vital issues”, he said. Mufti said that PDP, during its tenure, had proved how to deliver good governance and how to establish transparency and accountability in the system. “I don’t want to praise our government but people of the State now comparing our achievements with the decades long mis-governance of successive National Conference regimes”, he said and added that PDP led regime in the State had established a system of governance which earned credibility and acceptability of the common masses. He availed this opportunity to mention that during PDP led regime 80,000 ReT teachers and 30,000 Anganwari workers were appointed with total transparency in the recruitment process. “By translating its promises into realities, PDP in a short span of time had earned faith and credibility of the people”, he said, adding, “Unlike other political parties PDP has never bartered aspirations of the people of the State for enjoying power”. He said that the tenure of the PDP led regime was historic period in the political history of the State because that government had succeeded in involving people in the governance. “Before 2002, people had no faith in the democracy or democratic institutions it was only after 2002 assembly peoples’ faith in such institutions were restored”, he said. He recalled that when PDP was formed there was a sense of fear and insecurity among the people. “Through its pro-peace agenda PDP had not only created a sense of security among the people but also restored dignity of the common masses by pioneering and implementing peace and reconciliation policies”, he said and added that the healing touch policy implemented by PDP led regime in the state had given encouraging results. Stating that Jammu and Kashmir has become a victim of trust deficit between people of the state and rest of the country, he asserted that PDP, through its policies and programmes would remove this trust deficit. He said that PDP led regime to some extent had removed that trust deficit through its works. Calling upon people to cast vote in favour of party candidate Yash Pal Sharma, Mufti said that his party nominee was an example of secularism, brotherhood and devotion. PDP candidate Yash Pal Sharma, Rangil Singh, Shanti Devi, Ved Mahajan, Major General (Retd) R S Jamwal, Hussain Ali Bafa, Ab Hamid choudhary, Rashid Malik, Fallail Singh, Surjeet Kour, Capt Anil Gour, R K Bali, Jagjeet Singh Jagga, Rajender Manhas, Ashok Jogi, R S Billoria, Balbir Singh, Ex MLC Nijazamdin Khatana, Chander Singh Slathia, Pawan Dev Singh, Vijay Kumar Bawa, Madan Choudhary, Sunny Sangral, Bachan lal, Haji Noor Mohd, Noor Hussain, Gulam Rasool, Madan Lal Chalotra, Avtar Singh Khalsa, Kulbir Singh Slathia, Sudesh Singh Slathia, Ram Kumar Singh Slathia, Balbir Singh Slathia, Yudhister Singh Slathia, Kuljeet Singh Slathia, Avtar Singh Slathia, Gara Singh, Kuldeep Verma, Ram Kalandharia, Vijay Kumar, Hans Raj, Karam Chand, Master Girdhari Lal, Charanjeet Singh, Satpal Charak, Hans Raj, Anita Devi, Sunny Sangral, Mohammad Aslam, Vikram singh, Gurdeep Singh Pandey, Vikas Bhatti, Showkat vGujjar, Ashutosh, Mushtaq, Sinl Bhat, Anita Arora, Rama, Shamlal Bhagat, Rajeev Dharmat, Ravi Salgotra, Devender Dogra, Rajender Tinku, Chander Shekhar, Ajay Sharma and others also addressed the gatherings.

Sagar city, Srinagar as part of the people to people contact. It was attended by eminent persons of the area besides leaders of the party. Sagar said that it is recorded history that the National

Zabarwan Times Conference has rendered in numerable sacrifices for the cause of the state and have never cared for the power, whereas the leaders of the PDP have always been involved in the mechanizations to stall the interests of the sate for their petty political interests and also murder democracy and democratic intuitions as was evident by their dubious role in ensuring the toppling of democratically elected governments in1977, 1984 and 1990.He said that the party has been responsible for enactment of certain draconian laws which have inflicted miseries on the people of the state and now in a state of fear and hypocrisy they are trying to mislead the people by spreading lies as well as false propaganda but the people of the state are wise enough to understand their designs and will give a befitting reply to them in near future. Appealing the people to vote en-mass for Dr. Farooq Abdulah, Sagar said that there is no comparison between Dr. Farooq who is the most popular leader of the people and a political novice being fielded by the PDP.“It is not for the first time that this party is targeting National conference by launching vicious propaganda against it, they are in a habit of doing so since long and have always been defeated in their nefarious designs”, Sagar said. Sagar said that Omar led government has ushered an era of peace and development in the state, which have no parallels in the annals of the history and this has induced a sense of fear in the minds of PDP, which is now resorting to political gimmickry to further their ulterior political motives. He said that the government has worked tirelessly for the restoration of the peace in the e state and now the people are reaping the dividends. Referring to the statements of the PDP and its several leaders regarding resolution of K issue, Sagar said that they are used to propagate lies and float obnoxious ideas whereas National Conference has always advocated for the peaceful resolution of the K-issue and have rendered numerous sacrifices for the same and people are well aware of this fact.


reporters here today, adding it was a “major catch”. He was arrested outside Ajmer Railway Station early yesterday morning when he alighted from a train which came from Bandra, Mumbai. His other three associates identified as Mohammad Mahruf (21), Mohammad Waqar Azhar alias Haneef (21), both residents of Jaipur, and Shaquib Ansari alias Khalid (25) of Jodhpur were arrested at his instance in the wee hours today from their residences with the help of Rajasthan police. A youth, whose identity police did not reveal, was picked up for questioning from Shaheen Bagh area from Jamia Nagar for questioning as he was in touch with the three arrested from Jaipur and Jodhpur. “We have recovered huge amount of explosive materials, detonators, electronic circuits/timers from the residence of these three people from Jaipur and Jodhpur. With this, a spectacular militant strike has been averted,” said Shrivastava. Asked whether the militants had plans to target BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Shirvastava said, “Present level of investigation doesn’t point towards it.” On whether the militants were planning attack on any politician or rally during Lok Sabha elections, he said, “Any important event including elections can be targeted but we are at a very preliminary stage of investigation and I would not like to speculate as if now.” Cases have been registered under Explosive Substances Act at Jaipur and Jodhpur in connection with the recoveries made from the militants. 25-year-old Rehman has disclosed that the purpose of his visit to Ajmer was to coordinate and oversee the preparations being carried out by the three militants of the Rajasthan module for carrying out a spectacular terror strike, said Shrivastava. An expert in IED and other explosives, Rehman was brought to Delhi and produced in a Special Court which remanded him in 10-day police custody. His detailed interrogation is under way, police said. Mahruf and Waqar are engineering students in Jaipur while Ansari is running a computer DTP and design printing business, said Shrivastava. Trained in terror camps in Pakistan, Waqas was allegedly involved in the Jama Masjid attacks on September 19, 2010, the Sheetla Ghat, Varanasi blasts carried out on December 7, 2010, the blasts carried out at Opera House and Zaveri Bazar in Mumbai on July 12, 2011. The next militant strike carried out by Waqas was the Pune serial blasts of August 1, 2012. He was also involved in the Hyderabad serial blasts carried out on February 21, 2013. Some activists and locals staged a protest outside Jamia Nagar police station today over what they termed as “illegal arrest” of two youths from the area at about 7 AM on Sunday allegedly by Delhi Police Special Cell. Police, however, said that they have detained one youth for questioning. “The two youths, basically from Bihar, who were residing at house number 101-A in Hari Khothi Lane, Abul Fazal Enclave, were taken into custody by police early morning. One of the two is a Mechanical Engineering final year student in a college in Jaipur,” a local claimed. Although police recovered only mobile phones and some other items from Waqas at the time of his arrest, pen drives, explosives, timers, circuits, watches and other material were seized from Ansari, Maruf and Waqar. From Ansari, police recovered a laptop, mobile phone, detonators, circuit, timers, and explosives while one laptop, mobile phones, pen drive and other material were seized from Maruf. “The largest seizure was made from Waqar. We seized mobile phones, pen drive, and other incriminating documents/books from a black bag. We also found 10 watches, two detonators, two small plastic bottles ball bearing, two complete circuits, batteries, nails, some silver colour explosive material. “Two bottles containing Magnesium Sulphate, castor seeds, four transit circuit, 10 circuit plates, soldering rods, sodium chloride among others,” said an official associated with the investigation. According to investigators, Waqas had stayed in Mum-

bai for some days before boarding a train to Ajmer. The militants were either waiting for an opportune time to strike or instructions from the higher ups, the official said. The Special Cell had been following the clues which had come out from the interrogations of Ahmad Siddhibappa Zarar alias Yasin Bhatkal, Indian Mujahideen co-founder and one of India’s most wanted militants and Asadullah Akhtar alias Haddi. It was also following leads from two dreaded militants and associates of Waqas, who had been arrested in August last year from Indo-Nepal border for their alleged involvement in a spate of bombings, police said. From Pakistan, Waqas had reached Kathmandu along with Asadullah Akhtar alias Haddi (arrested with Yasin Bhatkal) in September 2010 and was received by Tehseen Akhtar alias Monu, the current Chief of Indian Mujahideen after the arrest of Bhatkal. “Although, Waqas and Haddi came from the same flight they were not known to each other and it was Akhtar who introduced them,” said Shrivastava. From Nepal, Waqas came to Darbhanga in Bihar where he met Yaseen Bhatkal and other members of the Bihar module of IM. This module then carried out the Jama Masjid attacks on 19th September, 2010. After successfully executing the Jama Masjid terror strikes, Waqas returned to Bihar, police said. In Bihar, after carrying out a comprehensive review of the Jama Masjid attacks wherein the IED prepared by this module did not have the desired impact, Waqas informed Yasin Bhatkal about his expertise in making Hydrogen Peroxide based IEDs. “This later led to the Sheetla Ghat, Varanasi blasts carried out on December 7, 2010. While fabricating the IEDs for this strike, Waqas suffered an injury while connecting the detonator and the timer as the detonator went off. It injured two fingers of Waqas’s left hand. “After the Varanasi bombings, as per the directions of Yasin Bhatkal, Waqas shifted to Mumbai where he stayed in a rented accommodation at Habib Apartment, Byculla. In June 2011, Waqas, Yasin Bhatkal, Asadullah Akhtar alias Haddi and Tehseen Akhtar alias Monu started preparations for the Mumbai serial blasts. After preparing the IEDs, blasts were carried out at Opera House and Zaveri Bazar,” said Shrivastava. The next militant strike carried out by Waqas was the Pune serial blasts of 1st August, 2012. Here, he partnered with Asadullah Akhtar alias Haddi and the Maharashtra module of IM consisting of Asad, Imran, Irfan, Feroze and Sayed Maqbool (all since arrested by the Special Cell). After carrying out the Pune blasts, which did not yield the desired results, Waqas and Asadullah Akhtar alias Haddi left for Mangalore and settled in a safe house. In Mangalore, Waqas received instructions from Riyaz Bhatkal to prepare for carrying out bomb blasts in Hyderabad. Early February 2013, Waqas and Asadullah Akhtar alias Haddi shifted to Hyderabad where Tehseen Akhtar also joined them. The Hyderabad serial blasts were successfully executed by these three militants on 21st February 2013. After carrying out this strike, Waqas returned to Mangalore and stayed there for some time. When the news of the arrest of Yasin Bhatkal and Asadullah Akhtar by the Indian security agencies broke out, Riyaz directed Waqas to leave the Mangalore hideout immediately. Waqas moved to Munnar in Kerala and took a rented accommodation there. Tehseen Akhtar also visited him there for a short period. After staying in Munnar, Waqas kept roaming in Orissa, West Bengal, Maharashtra while keeping in touch with Riyaz Bhatkal and Tehseen Akhtar. On the directions of Akhtar to come to Ajmer for an assignment, he came to Ajmer from where he was arrested.

Shinde even told them that there is no threat to them. After the Patna blasts during Narendra Modi rally, I myself upgraded his security cover,” Shinde said in response to a query about possible threat to BJP leaders, including Modi. “There is no threat to Modi,” he said. “We have made all the (security) arrangements. Whether it be from BJP or from the socialist party or from the BSP or from the Congress. Those who are facing threat we have provided the security (cover),” he assured. A BJP delegation led by Ravi Shankar Prasad had met Shinde on Friday and urged him to ensure security to BJP leaders during the Lok Sabha elections. “There are some elements who want to hamper election process. We told him to ensure proper security,” Prasad had said. The Home Minister had, however, said the government has no information about possible threat to them from terror groups.

Govt 3567 arts post graduates unemployed. The unemployed lot poses degrees in English, Urdu, Political Science etc. The figures reveal that in valley there are more than 29034 graduates who are unemployed and in Jammu province the number of jobless graduates is 12426. The details inform that Kashmir division has 46703 people jobless who have passed 10+2 in various streams while as in Jammu the number is 27212. With Jammu and Kashmir reeling under the unemployment crises, out the total number of two lack forty four thousand jobless educated youth in the state, Kashmir division appears to be worst affected having more than one lakh fifty five thousand of its educated youth educated youth unemployed. Also there are more than four thousand five hundred registered degree holders of engineering jobless in the state and that the number of unemployed diploma holders is more than eight thousand five hundred. The reports remarked that there are five thousand five hundred unemployed ITI trained youth jobless in the state. The details reveal that Jammu and Kashmir has the highest unemployment rate of 4.9% while as in Punjab it is 2.8%, in Himachal Pradesh it is 2.0%, in Delhi it is 4.7 % while as in Haryana it is 3.2% The reports also reveal that in JK, the unemployment rate of females is

highest in India. In JK it is 20.20% while as at all India level it is mere 3.7%. Also in Urban areas of Jammu and Kashmir, the rate of unemployment is 7.8% while as in rural areas it is 3.9%. As per the census 2001, the literacy rate of the state stood at 55.5%, which has increased further to 68.7 % as per present census 2011.The provisional population ( seven years and above) of the state as per census 2011 is 125.48 lakh persons out of which 72.450 lakh persons are literate.

Mehbooba unholy alliance, she said, did not benefit people of J&K rather deprive them off their many resources like Shahtoos, which was banned by Omar Abdullah on the instance of Manika Gandhi. By doing so, the NC has served a death blow to the centuries old entrepreneurship and high value craft of Kashmir rendering thousands of people in Srinagar jobless. Not only this, the NC government handed over the seven most feasible power projects to the NHPC leaving the state high and dry. She said the same Manika Gandhi, on whose directions NC went on to make thousands of people jobless, is now demanding that pellet guns may not be used against dogs, but the chief minister, Omar Abdullah is projecting the use of pellet guns in Kashmir as a mercy for Kashmiris. She said till now, with the result many young men have lost their lives, hundreds have been rendered handicapped and dozens have lost their eye sight. Quoting a study conducted by SKIMS, Soura, Mehbooba said only in 2010, pellet guns have killed six persons and injured 198 in Kashmir. Recalling the promises made by NC in 2008 elections like ‘Meter Todo, Heater Lagao ( Break Meters, Use Heaters), free power, jobs for all, reduction in cost of cooking gas etc. , she said none of these promises have been fulfilled. Contrary to this the power situation has gone bad to worst in spite of the fact that power tariff has been increased five folds; jobs are on sale including post retirement jobs for likes of Mushtaq Peer. Mehbooba assured the women that their empowerment and fulfillment of their needs will be the priority of her party. She added unlike the previous MPs be it Omar Abdullah or Farooq Abdullah, whose aim to win parliamentary polls was to get a birth in BJP and Congress government respectively, the present PDP candidate for Srinagar parliamentary polls, Tariq Hameed Karra will serve the people with all his capabilities. “He will be available to the people and try to serve them and enhance their self-respect and dignity unlike Farooq Abdullah, who called Kashmiris as ‘Maha Chors’, she said. She said NC is also responsible for the disempowerment of Legislative Assembly and its prestige, dignity was compromised when the NDA tossed the Autonomy resolution into dustbin, which was passed by the legislature unanimously, but they still continued their services with them. She said Saif-u-Din Soz was thrown out of NC, when he voted against the Vajpayee government in 1998. “So much was intolerance and intensity of relationship that they threw out their senior colleague, because he voted according to his conscience,” she said. She said Dr Farooq crossed all limits to please Narender Modi and other leaders of NDA. “Only couple of years back in Ahmadabad, Dr Farooq said ‘he can see Allah in Modi’s eyes’,” she said and added during Gujart riots he not only praised Modi, but they continued to be part of NDA which speaks loud about NC’s thirst for power. She said during 2010 summer agitation, when Dr Farooq Abdullah was asked about the killings on the streets of Kashmir, which his chief minister son was supervising, he had replied: ‘Kashmiriyoun Ko Goli Maro’ (Shoot Kashmiris with bullets).

Plane board, including five Indians and one Indian-Canadian. “New Chinese satellite imagery does seem to suggest at least one large object down there, consistent with the object that earlier satellite imagery discovered,” Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said. “Yesterday one of our civilian search aircraft got visuals on a number of objects in the Australia search zone. [There were] a number of small objects, fairly close together within the Australian search zone, including as I understand it a wooden pallet. Before we can be too specific about what it might be we need to recover some of this material. “It’s still too early to be definite, but obviously we have now had a number of very credible leads and there is increasing hope - no more than hope, no more than hope - that we might be on the road to discovering what did happen to this ill-fated aircraft,” Abbott told reporters in neighbouring Papua New Guinea on Sunday, where he is on a visit. More planes on Sunday joined the hunt in the desolate area in the Indian Ocean, about 2,500 kilometres southwest of Perth, where three days of scouring through the area found nothing. The jet had mysteriously disappeared from the radar screens, an hour after its take-off from Kuala Lumpur. On Saturday, a new object was spotted by Chinese satellites that could be debris from the Beijing-bound Boeing 777-200, in a latest development for the hunt that entered its third week. The object sighted by the Chinese satellites is 22.5 metres long and 13 metres wide and about 120 km southwest from a location where possible debris was sighted by another satellite on 16th March in the remote ocean off Western Australia. Two Chinese aircraft and two Japanese Orions joined the fleet flying into the search zone, which was on Saturday expanded to 36,000 square kilometres. “The more aircraft we have, the more ships we have, the more confident we are of recovering whatever material is down there,” Abbott said.

Cancer which 85 were evaluated for possible signs of malignancy, while 15 male patients were treated for general medical conditions by Dr.Arif Maghribi,20 students of a local school were given counseling sessions by Mental Health Therapist Tazeen Matto. Farid Azad was in charge of media cell and documentation.

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Zabarwan Times E-Paper English 24 March  
Zabarwan Times E-Paper English 24 March  

Rebellion in Congress Former Gurez MLA announce complete poll boycott of NC Candidate