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

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Inaugurates Employment Fair at Reasi

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Jr. docs at SMHS call off strike, Taj assures redressal of pay anomaly issue SRINAGAR, 28: The junior doctors of SMHS hospital, Srinagar have called off their strike following their agreement with Minister for Medical Education, Youth Services& Sports, Mr. Taj Mohi ud Din over most of their demands. Today a delegation of these doctors met the Minister who assured them that their demands would be met. He assured them that they would be provided more secure atmosphere at the hospital where the security for doctors would be further strengthened. Mr. Taj promised the junior doctors that their demand of addressing pay anomaly would be sympathetically looked into. He assured the doctors to even go to the cabinet for the redressal of this demand of the doctors.

Inside story Wani takes marathon review of R&B sector of Udhampur Underlining the importance of road communication network in socio-economic transformation of peoples’ profile by promoting business transactions between rural and urban zones, the Minister for Roads& Buildings Mr. Abdul MajidWani stressed the need of completing on-going road projects in time-bound

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Governor inaugurates Employment Fair at Reasi

Mr. N. N. Vohra, Governor, today underscored the need for taking all required measures for enlarging awareness among youth about the various State and Central Government self-employment schemes so that they could gain maximum benefit from all such programmes. He observed that Sarpanchs, Panchs and people at large need to be involved in a big way to secure

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On Edit Page Un-birbled diagnostic centers loot the patients There are a number of diagnostic centres around valley where different kinds of tests are undertakedn on teh advice of the doctors.These tests include ultrasound CTScan, MRI, Adn various others which have to be done bery carefully and by expert hands. However these

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Weather will be mainly dry over the state.


Mainly clear Sky. Maximum & Minimum temperatures will be around 17°C & -02°C respectively.



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Lays foundation of Veg Market at Muthi

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CM addresses public meeting at Darhal ‘PDP, BJP two faces of same coin’ ‘Both boom hatred politics’ ‘PDP wants power by hook or crook’ DARHAL (RAJOURI), NOV. 28: Describing PDP and BJP two faces of same coin, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Thursday said that their only agenda is to divide people on emotional grounds, polarize the society and boom hatred to grab power. Addressing a well-attended public gathering at Darhal in Rajouri District of Jammu Division, this afternoon, the Chief Minister said that PDP never tried to create working relation with his government for the larger interests of the State and its people. “When in 2002 Mufti Mohammad Sayeed took over as the Chief Minister of the State, I went to him to congratulate and assure full support of my party, the then opposition party, for the welfare of the State and upliftment of people. Yet again in 2008 when I became the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, I, without waiting for receiving any word from Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, went to him to convey that politics apart we should together pull the State out of economic mess, unemployment and other issues. Though,

NC will nominate Parliamentary candidates on Dec 5: Dr Farooq

he appreciated my intensions and agreed with me in this regard, yet instead of moving a step in this direction, he and his party started unabated false propaganda against me and my government”, he said adding that PDP has only agenda of removing me from the chair of Chief Ministership by hook or crook and grabbing power for vested interests. The Chief Minister also revealed that a number of legislators of PDP and others contacted him during the tenure of PDP in power and offered him their support to dislodge Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. “But I told them that neither I nor my party (National Conference) believes in this kind of political games. We do principle based politics and take on our political opponents in the open political arena rather than indulging in any conspiracy for getting power”, he added. “The leadership of PDP goes to the people and tells them that they do not want power. What a lie they speak?”, he said and wondered how could PDP leadership befool the people on this count when everyone is aware of the frustration of this party to be in power. He said 2010 law and

CET-2012 paper leak fallout

GMC students protest, want exit of backdoor selectees

Srinagar, Nov 28: Dr Farooq Abdullah, National Conference patron and union minister on Thursday said NC will field its candidates on all the three parliamentary constituencies in valley. He said the party will nominate all its candidates for the forthcoming parliamentary election on December 5. Talking to Kashmir News Service, (KNS), Dr Abdullah said: “The party will nominate its candidates on December 5 (birth anniversary of NC founder Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah) and with firmness gearup to contest the forthcoming elections.” Dr Abdullah further stated that no meeting between NC and Congress was held so that the pre-poll alliance between the two parties could be discussed.

Srinagar, Nov 28:

“The reports that the NC has entered in the alliance with Congress is not true and these rumors will not affect the functioning of our party.” NC patron maintained that there is no need to have talks with congress for the pre-poll alliance and that the party has the strong foothold in all the three regions of the state. When asked about the reports that Congress has asked for one parliamentary seat from NC in valley, Dr. Abdullah said that the See NC on pg 11

The undergraduate students of Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar on Thursday staged a protest demonstration seeking expulsion of backdoor selectees who have joined college through dubious means. “We have decided to boycott classes till the backdoor selectees are expelled from the college,” Faizan Younis, president of GMC undergraduate students’ union told KNS, adding that they are protesting to awaken the government on a very crucial issue which pertains to the credibility of the whole institution. “This is totally unacceptable to us. How can we tolerate insults being hurled on us? We have joined this college after investing our blood and sweat. But a few students who have joined this college benefiting out of paper leak scam have earned a bad name for the whole institution,” said Younis. Demanding immediate cancellation of admission of “12 backdoor students” of 2012 batch from GMC, the protesting students believed that expose of CET-2012 scam have brought a bad name to all the students pursuing their career in medical at GMC. As the protest intensified, a See Protest on pg 11 police party present on

Start dialogue with separatists, Owaisi to GOI ‘Modi’s visit to Jammu threat to peace’

‘Congress lacks agenda’ Srinagar, Nov 28: Urging the Government of India (GoI) to start a meaningful dialogue with separatist leadership in Kashmir, president All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen and Member Parliament Asaduddin Owaisi Thursday said Kashmir is a dispute and it needs to be addressed. He also called Bhartiya Janta Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendar Modi’s visit to Jammu ‘a threat to peace in Jammu and Kashmir’. “Dialogue should be started with all the shades of the people including the sepa-

order situation in the state gives full account of PDP struggle to remove Omar Abdullah from the Chief Ministership and sit on the chair of power in the State. Omar Abdullah said that PDP leadership did not leave even a stone unturned to convince the Prime Minister of India and other leadership in New Delhi in 2010 that Omar Abdullah is the only stumbling block and if he is removed from chair and power given to PDP everything will be OK. He said, he has seen the power hungry people but not of that dangerous degree and as hungry as PDP leadership. He said ‘the guilty conscience needs no accuser’ so, PDP’s pretension of not wanting power simply points towards the fact that this Party’s politics is only for power. Referring to the recent ‘medical seat’ scam unearthed by his government and putting the top accuser of the scam behind bars for his unscrupulous, dishonest and heinous crime against the

ratist leaders. Kashmir is a humanitarian issue and it needs to be addressed in a humane way. Both the countries India and Pakistan have to come forward and provide immediate relief to Kashmiri’s by resolving the issue,” Owaisi told KNS over phone from Hyderabad. Emphasizing the need for a peaceful dialogue he said, “I was a part of recent delegation of MP’s headed by Manishankar Ayar which went to Pakistan. We told the counterpart that all issues including Kashmir can be resolved through a dialogue. I think both the countries should soon sit together and resolve the issue of Kashmir. When Iran and America like varied countries can resolve their is-

sues through dialogue then what should stop India and Pakistan to start dialogue and resolve their issues,”. Commenting on the Hurriyat’s stand over Kashmir he said, “I don’t want to discuss the ideology of separatist leaders but the thing is that every separatist leader including Syed Ali shah Geelani should talk to New Delhi if they really want to see the solution of Kashmir,”. Owaisi further said that Kashmir is a political as well as administrative issue and both these aspects need to be addressed simultaneously. “A special attention is needed to listen to the hearts and minds of Kashmiri’s. People of Kashmir want a peaceful See Owaisi on pg 11

spot prevented them to take the procession outside the campus. Younis told KNS that it has become difficult for under graduate students to face the public, faculty, staff in the hospital and their acquaintances. “Everybody suspects See Protest on pg 11

CB seals gold worth 25 lac from Peer’s Bank Locker

society and the students, the Chief Minister said that instead of appreciating the government’s stern action PDP leadership has started a negative propaganda against him and the government and have forgotten their hatching up of the matter of a similar nature in 2004. “PDP set aside Crime Branch report against a particular person accused of selling the medical seats and promoted that person to the higher post”, he said. Omar Abdullah said that the difference lies here when you are aware of the crime of a person and cover it up for vested interests and instead of handing over him a severe punishment give him promotion to the higher post as was done by the PDP leadership. “As soon as my government unearthed the ‘medical seat scam’, we removed the officer and handed over him to police”, he said.The Chief Minister said that See Omar on pg 11

Taj reviews works of under construction Anantnag, Bijbehara Stadia Presides over water sports festival concluding function Minister for Medical Education, Youth Service

The Minister was accompanied by Secretary J&K Sports Council, Mr. Dileep Thusoo, District Development Commissioner Anantnag, Dr. Farooq Ahmad Lone and officers of the district. The Minister was apprised that the renovation

and Sports, Mr. Taj Mohiud-Din today reviewed the pace of work of under construction stadium at Anantnag to facilitate the youth with the availability of better infrastructure to promote sports activities in the district administration.

work of the stadium is being carried out at an estimated cost of Rs. 1.45 crore, of which Rs. 65 lakhs have been expended already. He fixed April 2014 as the final target of completion of the renovation work of See Taj on pg 11


Srinagar, Nov 28: Crime Branch of police on Thursday seized a bank locker in the name of former Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) chairman Mushtaq Ahmad Peer, who is accused of having sold last year’s CET papers to students against hefty sums. Official sources told GNS that sleuths of crime branch carried out the raid at HDFC bank, Kotibagh here in Srinagar today afternoon and seized the jewellery worth rupees 25 lakhs from the locker see Gold on pg 11

‘Not in favour of pre-poll KBA releases reports about Jail Udhampur and alliance with Congress’ District Kuthua and Sub-Jail Heera

Stone-pelting in Kashmir brain-child of Geelani: Kamal Srinagar, Nov 28:

Legislator and Additional General Secretary National Conference Dr Shiekh Mustafa Kamal Thursday said he is not in favour of prepoll alliance with Congress party. “It’s my firm belief that any pre-poll alliance with Congress will cost our party heavily. I don’t want any alliance with Congress party as National Conference has its own identity,” Kamal told CNS adding that any decision in this regard is the exclusive prerogative of NC Working

Committee. Coming down heavily on Hurriyat hawk Syed Ali Geelani for announcing ‘Marchs’ on daily basis, Kamal said that Geelani is after the present Government and his only purpose is to destabilize National Conference in Kashmir. “What is the need to visit Tral and announce programme in City Centre Lal Chowk. Geelani wants to disturb the peace. If Government will allow him to address people in Lal Chowk, he will himself realize where he stands as only few odd supporters will listen to his ‘repeated mantra of forcible occupation,” he said. Terming Geelani as the biggest hurdle in peace and dialogue process, Kamal told CNS that it was Geelani who persuaded Kashmiri youth to See Kamal pg 11

Srinagar, Nov 28: While releasing the report about their visits to District Jail Udhampur and Kuthua and Sub-Jail Heera Nagar, Kashmir Bar Association has stated that a resident of Batgund, Dooru, Peer Mohammad Ashraf son of Peer Ghulam Nabi languishing in District Jail Kuthua has been detained 11 times under Public Safety Act (PSA. “The said youth told KBA team that He has also stated that he is facing trial before the Additional District and Sessions Judge, Anantnag, while due to failure of the docket and escort he has not been produced before the said court,” the re-

port reads. The report said that out of 112 inmates there are 98 under trials including a female in District Jail Kathua. The Kashmir youth lodged in the said jail have been identified as Peer Muhammad Ashraf son of Peer Ghulam Nabi resident of Batgund, Dooru, Tariq Ahmad Shah son of Ghulam Nabi Shah resident of Bijbehara, Sabzar Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Ahmad Bhat resident of Kulgam, Muhammad Najeeb Bhat son of Mohammad Yousuf Bhat resident of Kulgam, Rafiq Ahmad Dada son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Dada resident Tral Bala, Nazir See KBA on pg 11




Friday 29 Nobember 2013

Omar...... BJP is equally responsible for peace disturbance, creation of tension between various sections and regions of the State and said that BJP leaders are in search of occasions to flairup communal tension to take political advantage. The Chief Minister compared PDP and BJP parties with National Conference and said that binding the bonds of love between various sections of the society, solidifying the ties between various regions and sub-regions of the society and working for equitable and inclusive development of the State constitute the pre-amble of the Constitution of National Conference. “History is testimony to the sacrifices and struggle of National Conference for upholding the secular credentials of Jammu and Kashmir, nurturing the solidarity between various regions and strengthening the love bonds between various sections of the society”, he said adding that this has made National Conference the party of people all over the State and its popularity is visible in every nook and corner of Jammu and Kashmir. On the development of Darhal, Omar Abdullah said that the non-performance of the present MLA of this area has hit the development of this area to a greater extent. “While all other Assembly Constituencies whether represented by opposition or coalition partners have witnessed tremendous development process for the endeavour and working of the MLAs, Darhal has unfortunately not witnessed the similar pace on works, despite lot of measures taken by the government”, he said and added that he would ask the District Development Commissioner, Rajouri to immediately submit a comprehensive report of various projects in Darhal Assembly Constituency requiring funds to be completed within next some months. “Efforts will be made to ensure adequate funds for these projects so that benefits accrue to the people as soon as possible”, he said adding that he will ask the Planning and Development Department to look into this aspect favourably. The Chief Minister appreciated the people for their support to him in strengthening the law and order situation and said that peace is essentially important to achieve the development goals. He appealed to people to play their important role in the strengthening of the communal harmony and peaceful atmosphere in the State. The public meeting was also addressed by Minister for Forests, Mian Altaf Ahmad and Legislator and Provincial President NC, Jammu, Devender Singh Rana.

NC...... NC will fight the forth coming polls on its own and that the party has decided to field candidates for all the three constituencies in valley. “I wonder that what more the congress would ask for in the coming time. The party has no second thought about the issue that it will contest parliamentary polls on its own in valley.” Pertinently, during 2009 parliamentary polls, NC forged alliance with Congress in the state and won all the three seats in valley.

protest...... our credentials. So there is no way but to demand expulsion of those students who have illegally joined this college. Otherwise our credibility is at stake.” Younis appealed the government to take some concrete decision for expulsion of the students who have benefited out of CET-2012 paper leakage scam. “The government should clear its stand if it wants to restore credibility of this prestigious institution besides the students who have to face the world,” Younis added. “The senior doctors in GMC call as “peer’s doctors” or “backdoor medicos”. How can we compromise with such a situation,” said a protesting undergraduate student. The situation that has emerged in GMC after the expose of CET2102 paper leak scam has compelled many students to regret their decision to join GMC. Some protesting students said that they had got selected in NIT but they preferred the GMC owing to its prestigious status. “Now we curse the day when we decided to join this college as we are counted among those who benefited out of the paper leak scam.

Gold...... of Peer.The recovery, sources said, was made after the CB sleuths received specific inputs about it. “Besides it, the parents of two students, who are suspected to have bought entrance papers, were questioned at the Rajbagh office. They hail from Anantnag district,” sources said. Meanwhile, a court of Sub-Judicial Magistrate remanded one of the accused arrested, Sajad Ahmad Bhat of Kulgam to 15 days judicial remand. Peer was arrested Saturday last in connection with selling of CET paper 2012, after he visited the headquarters of the Crime Branch at Rajbagh here. He has been booked under sections 420 (cheating) 120B (criminal conspiracy) and section 5(1) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, in an FIR (24/2013) registered by the Crime Branch.

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The scam surfaced in June this year when an anonymous complainant had accused Peer and his accomplices of selling papers to at least a dozen aspirants against hefty sums. Acting swiftly, Special Secretary to Government General Administration Department on July 26 last ordered an enquiry by the Crime Branch.

Taj...... the stadium. The Minister directed the concerned agencies for gearing up their men and machinery so that the pace of work is speeded up and the project is completed well within the stipulated time. The Minister also visited the upcoming stadium at Bijbehara and took stock of the works being undertaken. He impressed upon the engineers to complete the stadium within the stipulated time so that local youth get the facility within their locality. Interacting with the public, the Minister said that Government has formulated a defined strategy for development of sports infrastructure in the State so that every facility is provided to the youth in such a manner that their talent is explored to bring laurels to the State. The Minister further said that national and international sports events are being organized in the State which will provide an opportunity to the local sports persons to interact and compete with the national and international level players. Later in the day, the Minister presided over the concluding function of Water Sports Festival at Nehru Park, Srinagar. He distributed prizes among the winning teams and asked the organisers to hold more and more water sports meets to attract youth and popularise the sport among them. The water sports festival was organised by J&K State Sports Council.

Owaisi...... environment so both the countries should put an end to the hard policies. When asked to comment on the role of political parties of Jammu and Kashmir to resolve the Kashmir issue he said, “The political parties of J&K including National conference and Peoples Democratic Party have their different agendas, but it is the people who have to decide that which party has the best stand regarding their problem. I am sure in upcoming elections people will choose their right party which can represent them in a best way. Terming the Narendar Modi’s visit to Jammu a threat to peace in Jammu and Kashmir he said, “Modi is the person who will spit venom wherever he goes. He knows only the politics of hatred and communalism, “he said. “It is the only media hype for Modi and nothing else. He is the enemy of people which he has shown in Gujrat. How can a person whose role is to crush people by dividing them on the basis of cast and creed, could become a prime minster. But I hope that the secular minded people and parties will give him a strong reply and will not let him succeed in his dirty politics,” he said. “It is unfortunate that the congress party doesn’t have any strong policy and plan which only credits BJP.”

Kamal ...... ndulge in stone-pelting. “Stone-pelting in Kashmir is his brain-child. He (Geelani) feels content when anyone gets killed as Geelani thrives on disturbance,” Kamal said. Kamal further said that time has come for Geelani to wrap up the ‘fake show’ and hold dialogue with the Government of India.

KBA ...... Ahmad Rather son of Ali Muhammad Rather resident of Dadsara Tral, Majid Maqbool Bhat son of Muhammad Maqbool Bhat resident of RadvaniBala, Kulgam, KifayatUllah Zargar son of Muhammad Sharief Zargar resident of Kishtighar, Dooru, and Muhammad YousufMagray son of Abdul Gani Magray resident of Lasipora. One of the inmate is from Faisal Abad Pakistan and he has been identified as Ajaz Ahmad Bhat son of Riyaz Ahmad Bhat. “The Pakistani resident stated that after 8 years all cases against him have been cleared and now he is waiting for deportation order,” the report said. The Bar in its reports has stated that PSA of two inmates,Tariq AhmadShah and Sabzar Ahmad Bhat have been quashed, but they have not yet received the quashment order yet. The report further said that three Muslim youth from Burma have also been lodged in District Jail Kathua who stated that they were implicated in false cases. Extending gratitude to Jail authorities for their cooperation, the Bar Team in its report said that all the inmates complained of lack of medical facilities in the jail. According to CNS, the Kashmir Bar Association in its report has stated that there are 2 Kashmiri’s and 8 foreigners languishing in Sub-Jail Heera Nagar. The two Kashmiri

MLA catches GREF red handed using sub-standard material Kishtwar, Nov 28, : Former Minister and MLA Inderwal G.M.Saroori Thursday claimed that he caught General Reserve Engineering Force (GREF) red handed while using substandard material for construction work on ThathriKishtwar road in Kishtwar district. General Reserve Engineering Force (GREF) is responsible for the construction of 200 KM Batote-DodaKishtwar-Sinthan road that is prone to road accidents.Saroori accompanied by district officials was on tour

NIET No. 38/E.tendering /2013/204 Dated: 26/11/2013 For and on behalf of the Srinagar Municiapl corporation e-tenders are invited on item rate basis from approved and eligible Contractors for the following works: S.NO


Name of the work (Special Area Development Programme) DISTRICT PLAN

Est. Cost (Rs. in lacs)

Balance work for construciton of Community Hall at Nalbundpora Sgr.

Rs. 38.67 Lacs

Cost of T/Doc (in Rupees)

Earnest money (in rupees)

Time of completion in Days / Weeks

Date and time of opening of Bid

Class of Contractors

Rs. 2000

Rs. 77,340/-

60 days (strictly)

12.12.2013 2.00Pm


Note: Must have executed similar nature of work successfully ( “For proof completion Certificate to be attached /uploaded. 1. Other details can be seen /downloaded from the department website as per schedule of date given below: 1

Publish date

26/11/2013 04:00 Pm


Document download


4:00 Pm to 09/12/2013 04 Pm 10:00 Pm to 09/12/2013 04 Pm


Bid submission/uploading date



Bid Opening date

12/12/2013 02:00 Pm

2. Teh Bidders /tenderers should submit the hard copies of their documents like CDR/DD etc before the opening date of tenders, NONSUBMISSION OF HARD COPIES OF DOCUMENTS like CDR/DD etc shall be deemed as the withdrawal of their bids after due dae/timeadn their CDR’s shall be recommended for forfeiture. 3. In case of Holidays /office happens to be closed on the date of opening of bids. Bids will be opened on the next working day at the same time and venue. 4. The bid shall be opened online in the Office of the Ex. Engineer left River Works Division Srinagar Municipal Corporation at Karan Nagar near National School Srinagar on 12.12. 2013 at 2 PM. 5. Bids must be accompained with cost of tenders document in shape of demand draft pledged in favour of Chief Account Officer SMC payable at Srinagar and Earnest money /Bid security in shape of CDR/FDR pledged to Executive Engineer Left River Works Division SMC the Bids for for the work shall ramian valid for a period of 90 days from trhe date of opening of bids. 6. The complete bidding process will be on line. 7. The earnest money shall be forfeited , if: a) Any bidder/tenderer withdraw his bid/tender during the periood of bid validity or make any Modifications in the terms and conditions of the bid. b) In case contractor fails to execute the agreement within 28 days after fixation of contract. 8. Instruciton to bidders regarding e.tendering process. Sd/Ex. Engineer DiPK -NB/2307 Left River Works Division

he was shocked that GREF contractors not only use the substandard material in construction work, but also use the same material in construction of drains and protection walls threatening the safety of passengers who tavel on this National Highway. He gathered some samples of substandard material and handed over the same to district administration for analysis. Saroori also appealed to the Chief Minister J&K and National Highway authorities of India to initiate a thorough probe in this regard.

Geelani caged again, prevented from visiting Tral Srinagar, Nov 28: The authorities on Thursday again placed the senior Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani under house arrest, thus preventing him from visiting Tral. Syed Ali Geelani was scheduled to visit Tral on Friday as part of his mass public contact pro-

gram.In a statement issued to GNS, the Geelani led Hurriyat said that authorities have practically banned “public contact” program of profreedom leader Syed Ali Geelani, and in the latest move he was again put under house arrest to thwart his Tral visit scheduled on Friday, No-

vember 29.“A large contingent of police laid a siege around his residence early in morning and informed that he cannot, move nor can address the scheduled public gathering at Tral. Hurriyat strongly condemns the move and announces that it will hold the public rallies at Kulgam.

Office of the Chairman District Rural Health Society/ District Development Commissioner Baramulla

Sub: Conducting of Screening Test of the petitioners for the post of ANM (FMPHW) under the Court directions of Hon’ble High Court of J&K Srinagar on contractual basis under RASHTRIYA BAL SWASTHAYA KARYAKRAM (RBSK) - District Baramulla. In compliance to the Court directions of Hon’ble High Court of J&K Srinagar dated: 14-11-2013, the screening test of the candidates (Petitioners) whose particulars are given below for the post of ANM (FMPHW) on contractual basis under RASHTRIYA BAL SWASTHAYA KARYAKRAM (RBSK) is scheduled to be held on 29-11-2013 12:00 Noon at Meeting Hall of Dak Bunglow Baramulla. S. No

Particulars of the Petitioner

Shameema Akhter W/o Khurshid Ahmad Malik R/o Waripora Rafiabad 2. Mahmooda Bano D/o Gh Rasool Sheikh R/o Pattan 3. Shagufta Ramzan D/o Mohmad Ramzan Dar R/o Pattan 4. Gulshan Ara D/o Mohd Sultan Sheikh R/o Palhallan Pattan 5. Rafeeqa Bagum W/o Mohd. Maqbool Gojri R/o Shakwara Kreeri 6. Awleen Jaan D/o Ab Hamid Fani R/o Hayatpora Tangmarg 7. Mehbooba Bano W/o Mohd Ayoub Dar R/o Nowpora Kalan Sopore 8. Zubida Bano D/o Mohd Abdullah Wani R/o Pattan Malpora 9. Qunser Jabeen W/o Altaf Hussain Najar R/o Saidpora Sopore Masrat Bano D/o Mohd Yousf Joo R/o Gund Khawaja Qasim 10. Baramulla

Receipt No. of the Application Form


Date of Screening Test


19 20 32 48 97 117 130 171 172

Meeting Hall of Dak Bunglow Baramulla



Accordingly all the above named petitioners are informed to present themselves for screening test at Meeting Hall of Dak Bunglow Baramulla on the scheduled date and time. The petitioners are advised to keep the receipt of the application form with them on the said date for allowing them to appear in screening test. The petitioner who will not keep the receipt with them on the date shall not be allowed to appear in the screening test. No: DDCB/NRHM/Appt/2013/10081-93 Sd/- Chairman District Rural Health Society/ Dated: 27-11-2013 DIPK 10690 District Dev. Commissioner, Baramulla Gas Cylinder goes off during marriage ceremony

Kishtwar, Nov 28, CNS: At least 18 persons mostly women and children received severe burn injuries when a gas cylinder went off accidently during a marriage ceremony at Galigard village of Sarthal in Kishtwar District. Police said that total number of persons injured in the incident was 42, however 18 amoung have received serious burn injuries who have been shifted to Government Medical College Jammu.


Subject: - Final Seniority List of Junior Assistant District Cadre Bandipora.Whre as the final seniority List of Junior Assistants District Cadre Bandipora is circulated among all the concerned (Duly appointed by the Competent Authority viz SSRB) for information and to file the objections, if any within the stipulated time of 03 days from the date of issuance of this seniority list. In case No Objection is received by this office against the seniority. The seniority list shall be treated as final. S. No

Name of the Official



Date of Ist Appointment

Date of Promotion


Appointing Authority


Ishtiyaq Ahmad Parsa

M.A Diploma in COPA





SSRB. The Official has passed secretariat Asst. Exam Conducted by PSC vide result notification No:-PSC/ EXAM/2012/ 126 dated 24/09/2012 under Roll No. 283

Sd/Chief Medical Officer Bandipora

DiPK No. 10602

Office of the Chairman District Disability Rehabilitation SocietyAnantnag



in his Inderwal Constituency. “Being a Contractor in the past and former Roads and Buildings Minister I have a lot of experience and I can ascertain sub-standard material at first sight. This is shame. GREF which had been assigned the job of construction of nearly 200 KM vulnerable road from Batote to Kishtwar-Sinthan Top is indulging in corruption,” Saroori told CNS. Saroori said that after witnessing the use of sand and mud in construction work from Kishtwar to Thathri,

Contractual Appointments.

1. CRC Ministry of Social Justice & Hmpowerment GOI’s No; -CRC Sgr/DDRC Ant/549. dated: - 22-02-12 2. CRC’s Communication No:~CRC-Sgr.- I 008-2 I 2-3,14. dated: - 02-11-2102. .3. Distinct Dev. Commissioner, Anantnag’s communication No:-DDRC /3854-56. dated: - 03-07-2013.

Re-Advertisement Notice

Because ofnon availability of eligible candidates for (he below mentioned categories required for establishment of Dis-

trict Disability Rehabilitation Center. Anantnag - Applications (as per the formal) are again invited on behalf of District Disabililv Rehabilitation Society. Anantnag from the eligible candidates for hiring following staff on eontracluaj basis:S.NO

Name of the Position

No. of Posts

Minimum Qualification

Honorarium (in Rs.)


Senior Physiotherapist/ Occupational Therapist


Post Graduate in reated field with 5 years experience



Hearing Assistant/Junior Speech Therapist (earlier called farmould Technician)


Diploma in Hearing Language and Speech cum Hearing with Knowledge of hearing and repair/ear mould making.



Mobilitv Instructor


Matriculation with Certificate/ Diploma in Mobility Training



MtiItipurpose Rehabilitation worker


0+2 with diploma in Course Worker


1. I he staff shall be engaged purely on contractual basis, initially for a period of one year or till the continuation of the project, whichever is earlier. 2. Contract will be offered by the District Disability Rehabilitation Society, Anantnag. 3. Remuneration as mentioned is all inclusive and sliaTTbe paid as and when funds are released ‘’ received. 4. Only recognized degrees/ diplomas shall be considered for eligibility . 5. Incomplete application forms in any respect shall be rejected. 6. The last date of receipt of application forms shall be 50-12-2013 tipto 4:00 pm 7. Application (onus complete in all respects are to be submitted in the office of the Member Secretary. DDKS (Dislrici Social Welfare Officer. Anantnag). 8. District Disability Rehabilitation Society,. Anantnagshall not be responsible for any postal delays and applications received after last dale shall nol be entertained. , 9. In case of applications received is of a high order, only short listed candidates shall be called for interview. 10. The age of applicant shall be between 18-3 7 years in all categories as on 0I-UI-20I3. (Relaxation in upper age as Admissible shall be applicable if reservation rules applied). Sd/Distt. DiPK No. 10669 Social Welfare Officer Anantnag

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Governor inaugurates Employment Fair at Reasi Stresses enlarging awareness about self-employment schemes REASI, NOVEMBER 28

Mr. N. N. Vohra, Governor, today underscored the need for taking all required measures for enlarging awareness among youth about the various State and Central Government selfemployment schemes so that they could gain maximum benefit from all such programmes. He observed that Sarpanchs, Panchs and people at large need to be involved in a big way to secure the desired objectives in regard to spreading awareness about these schemes in all parts of the State.The Governor, as Chief Guest, was inaugurating the 2-day Employment Fair

at Reasi, which was organized by the District Administration. The Governor advised Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Deputy Commissioner, Reasi, to devise ways and means so that the maximum number of people, even from the remotest areas of the district, could participate in such Employment Fairs and draw benefit of the various schemes aimed at generating employment avenues. He added that there is vast potential for growth and employment avenues in sectors like agriculture, horticulture, fisheries, poultry farming, beekeeping, sheep and animal husbandry, mushroom cultivation etc. In this context, he said that several schemes have been launched by the Government and the Employment Fairs provide useful platforms for the people to get to know about these schemes and avail the benefits.Referring to the various development-oriented demands presented on this occasion, the Governor, who is Chancellor of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, observed that the infrastructure is being continuously ex-

panded and upgraded at this varsity to meet the emerging requirements of this institution of higher learning in which students from all over the country are pursuing their education. He said that new courses are being

the requirements of short-term skill upgradation courses for the youth, in consultation with the Deputy Commissioner and then commence those which have a high employment potential.

Feroz visits various Exam Centres at Jammu, Miran Sahib JAMMU, NOVEMBER 28: Minister of State for Education Mr. Feroz Ahmad Khan today visited various examination centres including Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Satwari, Govt. Girls Hr.Sec School Miran Sahib and Girls Higher Secondary School Shastri Nagar where he inspected the arrangements put in place by the Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education (BOSE) for 12th class bi-annual private examination in Jammu division. The Minister went round the rooms at each centre and found the students taking exams of Maths paper in a free and congenial atmosphere. On the occasion, the Minister was briefed about the elaborate arrangements made for smooth conduct of exams and trained supervisory staff deployed on duty. During the inspection, the Minister also took stock of the functioning of these institutions and received brief from respective Principals.Principal Government Girls Higher Secondary School Shastri Nagar, Mrs. Fareeda Javed briefed the Minister about the facilities and working in the institute. She said that the institution has a roll of 1100 students for which 76 lecturers, masters are posted. She further informed that almost all streams are taught in the school and results are encouraging.

Zabarwan Times Wani takes marathon review R&B sector of Udhampur District is of available at

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 28: Singh, Mr. KrishanChanderBhagat nectivity in the hilly and far-off Underlining the importance ofAgency and Mr. Balwant Singh Mankotia the State. The economic Lone News Kangan Khan areas NewsofAgency Ganderbal road communication network in were present in the meeting. development of the people living Gulzar News Agency Soura Zahid Book Depot Chadoora socio-economic transformation The Minister took review of the in remote and far-off areas of the News Agency Hawal Bashirstate News Agencydepending Nowhatta on the of peoples’ profile byTariq promoting progress of works scheme-wise is entirely business transactions between Muzaffar Ali News Agency Alamgari Budshah News Agency Lal Chowk and project-wise and gotBazar first hand roads being constructed under rural and urban zones, the Minispace of works unPMGSY Scheme, he Lal maintained. Abdullah Newsappraisal Agency of Lalthe Chowk Sikendar News Agency Chowk ter for Roads& Buildings Mr. Abdul der-execution in the district. He Taking serious note of slackness Gupkari News Agency Lal Chowk Raina News Agency Gund Kangan MajidWani stressed the need of issued directions to the concerned on the parts of some contractors Regal Chowk Rashidwho News Dalgate completing on-goingKhan road News proj- Agency for time bound completion of the leftAgency the projects in the midSheikhinNews Hilal News Agency Budgam ects in time-bound manner the Agency projectsHyderpora for the convenience of the way, the Ministers directed the State. people with stress on quality conauthorities forChadoora terminating their Lone News Agency Tangmarg Bhat News Agency This Minister said thisNews whileAgency trol and judicious use of governand float tenders afresh Bhat Magam Zargarcontracts News Agency Kunzar addressing a joint review meeting ment funds. to complete these projects. He also News AgencyThe Beerwah Bashirasked NewstoAgency Sumbal of officers of JKPCC, Dar PMGSY and Minister highlighted the initiate action against the Reshi Safaporaof PradanMantri Saleem News Agency R&B department which wasNews con- Agency significance contractors who Pattan have failed to vened to review the financial SadakYojana in timely the projects. He Basharatand NewsGram Agency Bandipora (PMGSY) Reyaz Newsaccomplish Agency Pampore physical status of various on-going road communication, saying that asked to involve the local repAltaf News Agency Pulwama Javaidalso News Agency Qazigund road projects being executed in the scheme is of higher impor- resentatives to remove the bottleJeelani News Agency Baramulla G.M News Agency Sopore Udhampur District here today. tance as it is a specific programme necks if any hampering in compleKupwara Sultantion News Agency Handwara Legislators, Mr. Shah HarshNews DevAgency launched to enhance the road conof the project.

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introduced in sync with the job market requirements and several shortterm skill upgradation courses are being organized by the University. He suggested to Prof. Sudhir K. Jain, Vice Chancellor of the University to assess

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GGF presents Mahatma Gandhi Seva Medal to Sant Nirankari Mission Srinagar: 28 Nov 2013: The success of Sant Nirankari Mission and its commitment towards community services, Gandhi Global Family recognised its distinguished contribution for the upliftment of underprivileged people by awarded Mahatma Gandhi Seva Medal by Vice President of Gandhi Global Family Padmashri S P Varma. Baba Hardev Singh ji Maharaj has followed in the footsteps of former Indian President Shri K R Narayanan and His Holiness the Dalai Lama as a recipient of the

Mahatma Gandhi Seva Medal, for conceiving the ideas of community development, Universal Tolerance, Global-Oneness & Universal brotherhood. Baba Hardev Singh ji Maharaj accepted the prestigious medal on behalf of the thousands of volunteers (das) of Sant Nirankari Mission who volunteer their time for the community development in & outside India. Sant Nirankari Mission was honoured during a day of celebrations held in Delhi, India, by the Gandhi Global Family, a nonpolitical organization dedicated to internationalize.

DIRECTORATE OF HEALTH SERVICES KASHMIR Sub: Tentative Seniority list of Dental Technicians (Head, Sup, Sr and Junior) ORDER No: 562/HG of 2013 Dated : 22/11/2013

Whereas various representations were received which were examined and eligible officials were included at the appropriate place in the Seniority list. Now therefore, the tentative seniority list of Dental Technicians (Head, Sup, Sr, and juniors) is hereby framed and circulated amongst the concerned through their respective DDO's working under their control and will ensure that none of the officials under this category of staff is left over. The concerned controlling Officers are directed to ensure that the seniority list is shown to every individual and the objections if any to their placement/inclusion shall reach to this office within a period of 3 days with documental proof and also shall obtain the category certificates from the candidates possessing the same and in case no candidate is available, the controlling officer shall furnish the certificate to the effect that no candidate belonging to different categories is available, within the stipulated time, failing which the posts shall be filled out of the OM categories strictly as per seniority. After the expiry of the stipulated period no representation will be entertained and the list shall be deemed as final. Further, Date of Birth as shown in the seniority list shall not be taken authentic for calculation of age for superannuation or any other purpose unless its verification/authentication in accordance with Matriculation certificates issued by State Board of School Education Srinagar. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 1 2.

Tentative Seniority list of Head Dental Technician (9300-34800+4280) Name of the Official Dt. Of Birth D.O.Appt D.o.P as Catg. H.Den. tech Mohd Ayoub Rather 01-06-59 09-08-80 22-05-09 OM M. Maqbool yatoo 10-05-59 01-02-83 -DOOM (RBA Candidate) Reserved for Scheduled caste Reserved for Backward Area M. Shafi Banday 18-11-61 29-05-85 -DOST Gh Qadir Dhobi 15-03-58 09-08-80 -DOOM Kulwant Singh 20-04-57 12-08-80 -DOOM Gh Rasool Dar 21-05-58 09-05-81 -DOOM M. Afeal War 02-06-56 29-05-84 -00OM Mushtaq Ahmad Hajam 24-03-69 25-07-92 -DOSC Gh.Rasool Wani 03-03-56 10-11-81 -DOOM Name of the Official Dt. Of Birth D.O.Appt D.o.P as Catg. H.Den. tech M.Amin Dar 29-06-61. 29-05-84 -DO-

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16 17.

Mushtaq Ah. Magray (RBA Candidate) Reserved for Scheduled caste Zaffar Ali Khan Reserved for Scheduled Tribe M.Ramzan Malik Ab.Aziz Mir Ab.Rashid Tantray Mohd Ramzan Mir Reserved for Social Caste Zahoor-u.l- Islam Syed Altaf Hussain Ab.Rashid Bhat Javid Iqbal Khaja Reserved' for Scheduled caste Reserved for Scheduled Tribe Rafiq Ahmad Kantroo

18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35.

Ab.Hamid Parray Safiya Banoo Reserved forALC Gh.Nabi Dar M.Hussain Sheikh Mukhtar Ahmad Bhat Ab.Hamid Bhat Reserved for Scheduled Tribe Mohd Amin Sheikh Reserved for Scheduled Caste Ab. Majid Khan Sajad Gull Zahoor Ahmad Malfa Ruskhsana Jan Gh.Ahmad Khanday Zahoor Ah . Hamidullah Mjr Reserved for Backward Area

36. 37. 38. 39.

MXPandita Vijay Kumar Bhat Veerji Pandita Sanjay Kumar Name of the Official

1. 2 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9 10. 11.

Manzoor Ahmad Khan NazirAhmad Shah Reserved for Scheduled Caste M Jaffer Khan Shameema Akhter Yasmeena Begum Javaid Ahmad Qureshi Manzoor Ahmad Yatoo Janbaz Hussain (RBAcandidate) Reserved for Social . Caste M.Shafi Dar

12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23.

Ab.Rashid Tantray Manzoor Ahmad Bhat Farooq Ahmad Lone Reserved for Scheduled Caste Reserved for Scheduled Tribe Mushtaq Ahmad Wani Niyaz Ahmad Kenu Irshada Akthar Reserved forALC Peer Farooq Ahmad Shareefa Akther MJahangirMir





Place of posting SDH Kangan SDH Chari-sharief

Da war JLNM Srinagar DH Kulgam D.H. Handwara SDH Kupwara D.H.Anantnag DH Pulwama Place of posting OM SDH Kulgam





DH Handwara

16-06-62 10-03-62 17-04-62 21-02-62

28-06-84 28-05-85 28-05-85 28-05-85



SDH Doom SDH Kangan SDH Khansahib SDH Tangmarg

03-02-64 18-05-61 10-08-63 10-02-67

28-05-85 28-05-85 01-06-85 11-09-89



JLNM Hopital SDH Pattan DH Kulgam SDH Tanghdar




25-04-63 16-07-66

10-06-85 18-10-87



SDH Sopore DH Budgam

10-05-65 09-03-60 16-08-62 01-02-62

06.11.1987 1109-89 11.09-89 18-04-91



SDH Shopian SDH Pampore SDH Chadoora




25-03-66 12-09-67 31-03-68 11-11-69 02-03-67 05-04-67 15-04-65

'JL1J09-89 11-09-89 .11-09-89 11-09-89 14-04-92 25-05-92 10-07-92



SDH Kreeri SDH Kokernag DH Pulwama DH Anantnag SDH Chari-sharief Gousia Hosp. DH Baramulla

01-10-61 21-03-63 23-04-63. 15-01-70 D.O.Birth

18-04-83 01-06-85 11-09-89 17-03-92 D.O.Appt


Migrant Migrant Migrant Migrant Place of posting



22-05-09 -DO-DO-DOD.O.P as Sr. Dent 22-05-09 -DO-


DH Budgam SDH Doom



16-04-72 10-12-65 01-04-69 01-04-67

25-07-92 25-04-94 26-04-94 27-04-94



PHC Chogul DH Baramulla DH Anantnag




17-04-62 01-03-65 02-02-71

01-01-96 30-06-98 20-02-02



D.H.Handwara PHG Kandi SDH Kreeri

01-04-70 10-01-70 19-03-75

01-08-98 18-08-98 18-08-98



SDH Bijbehara JLNM Hosp. Sgr. CHC Qazigund

01-01-67 09-07-75 10-02-78

19-08-98 19-08-98 19-08-98



SDH Pattan DH Kulgam SDH Yaripora

SDH Sogam

SDH Uri JLNM Hospital SDH Charisharief

24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41.


M.Abdul!ah 03-12-75 20-02-02 -DORBA Reserved for Scheduled Tribe Ab.Wahid Raina 01-04-67 28-08-98 -DO OM Reserved for Scheduled Caste. M.Amin Kar 15-03-72 16-12-98 -DO OM S.H.Negroo 15-03-76 24-10-01 -DOOM Irshad Ahmad Wani 15-04-78 07-11-01 -DOOM Harbajan Kour 15-04-68 03-01-02 -DO OM Sonabar Ali 23-04-78 03-01-02 -DO OM Tanveera Yousuf 11-09-77 16-01-02 -DOOM Reserved for Backward Area Javaid Ahmad Sheikh 01-11-74 16-02-02 -DOOM Haseena Akhter 07-11-73 18-02-02 -DOOM Mansoor Ali 25-11-74 20-02-02 -DO OM Reserved for Scheduled Tribe Reserved for Scheduled Caste Asif Iqbal Mir 01-01-77 20-02-02 -DO OM Adii Hussain 26-04-77 20-02-02 -DOOM Tentative Seniority list of Jr. Dental. Technicians ( 5200-20200+2400) Name of the Official D.O.B D.O. 1st Apptt D.O.P Catg P'eerzada Javid Ahmad 05.11.75 17.12.98 17.12.98 OM Fazil Ahmad Pir 20-02-74 01-06-99 01-06.99 OM Pummy Kumar 10-02-78 01-03-12 01-03-12 Sch .C Javaid Ah. Mantoo 01-03-73 21-07-03 21-07-03 RBA

5. 6.

Rashid Ahmad Ishrat Rasool

03-04-82 02.09.78

7. 1

FiddaHusain Parray Omer Raflq Malik

9. 10. 1. 2. 3.

SDH Tral. SDH Kakapora SDHChandoosa CHC Rajpora CHC Keller SDH Chadoora DH Budgam SDH Pampore SDH Khansahib SDH Magam SDH Shopian

SDH Sopore DH Pulwama Place of posting BMQ Bibjehara Block Zachaldara PHC Wilgam PHC M. Pora (Subje to production, of Apptt. order copy issued by compete authority PHC Wadipora Kupwara Gousia Hospital

06-03-12 11.02.02


11-03-81 01-04-83

06-03-12 03.12.97 as Class-IVth 20-02-02 01-08-02

20-02-02 01-08-02


M. ShafI Pir Javaid Ahmad Mochi

01-05-68 01.01.67

22-10-02 as class -IVth

22-10-02 18-12-07


11. 12.

Syed Basharat Tariq Ah. Parray

03-12-72 03-03-82

09-11-02 10-09-04

09-11-02 10-09-04


13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26.

Showkat Nayeem Javaid Ahmad Dar Reserved for Scheduled Caste Reserved for Scheduled Tribe Mohd Iqbal Dar Ab. Rashid Rather Iqbal Ah. Bhat Reserved for ALC Altaf Hussain Parray Javaid Ah. Parray Zahida Dar Sumeera Hamid Reserved for Scheduled Tribe Mohd Yaqoob Wani

Apptt. order copy. issued by competent authority 15-05-77 03-01-06 03-01-06 05-12-76 03-01-06 03-01-06


Bl. Chattergam Bl. Khansahib

27 28 29. 30.

Bl. Larnoo PHC Hafroo (Subject to production, of 1st pptt. order copy ' competent authority SDH Kralpora PHC Marhama on the production of ist appt. order copy Soibugh Budgam PHC Herman (Subject to production, of Ist

03.10.73 20-05-81 15-02-74

04.01.06 28-07-06 02-08-06

04.01.06 28-07-06 02-08-06


PHC Kakpora SSRB Manigam Ganderbal CMO Shopian

16-04-80 06-04-75 06-06-80 23-08-79

31-07-06 03-08-06 09-08-06 13-10-06

31-07-06 03-08-06 09-08-06 13-10-06


PHC B.pora Shopian PHC Krafgund Bl. Budgam Bl. Kunzer


03.05.88 as class IVth



PHC Lai bazar

Reserved for Scheduled Caste Riyaz Ah. Parray NazirAh. Reshi Sheikh Zaffar

15-05-80 02-03-75 24-04-62

04-12-06 19-10-07 as Class-IVth

18-12-07 18-12-07 18-12-07


PHC Sailer PHC Kilam SSRB PHC Lai Bazar on the production of ist appt. order copy


Ab. Rashid Bhat


13-10-86 as class-IVth



32. 33 34.

Ishtlyaq Ah. Langoo Nighat Nasreen Arshad Hussain Wani Damhal Kulgam

10-04-74 18.05.74

01.02.90 10.03.08 22-04-11

18-12-07 10.03.08 22-04-11


zmo Zadibal Block Sheeri

35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45 46.

Reyaz Ahmad Regoo Robinder Kour Manzoor Ah. Khan Reserved for Scheduled Tribe Reserved for Scheduled Caste Arshad Hussain Wani Bashir Ah. Malik Samir Ah. Kumar Wahid-ur-rehman Mohd. Shaflq Wani Manzoor Ahmad Dar Atul Kumar

03.02.71 28-08-82

05.03.08 16-06-06 22.05.09

05.03.08 22.05.09 22.05.09


PHC Wasoora $SRB CMO 3gr CMO Sgr

22-04-11 24-05-11 14-01-12 01-03-12 06-03-12 01-03-12 06-03-12

22-04-11 24-05-11 14-01-12 01-03-12 06-03-12 01-03-12 06-03-12


Damhal Kulgam CHC Chatergam PHC Awantipora PHC Ashpora Kupwara PHC Nagri Kupwara PHC Monbal Kupwara PHC Gonipora Kupwara


28-11-83 05-03-81 14-06-81 05-03-83 30-11-85

Sd/ Director Health Services Kashmir

Jora lays foundation of Veg Market at Muthi JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 28: Minister for Urban Development, Nawang Rigzin Jora today laid foundation of Vegetable Market at Muthi. The Vegetable market would be developed on 7 kanals of land with all modern facilities at a cost of Rs. 1.34crore and is targeted to be completed by March next year. Secretary, Housing and & Urban Development, Satesh Nehru, VC, JDA, K.L. Khajuria, Superintending Engineer, JDA, P.L. Bushan besides officers from JMC and other concerned Departments were present on the occasion. Interacting with the officers, the Minister exhorted upon them to ensure that project is completed at per schedule. He said on one hand it will provide safe marketing place to the vegetable vendors thereby generating recurring income to JDA. The Minister also visited Building Centre, Muthi and took stock of the working of Tile and Solid Block Manufacturing Unit. The Minister asked concerned authority to introduce innovative technology available in the market, adding that it will not only save the time but also increase production. Asking for replacement of existing manual system with new innovative technology, Jora said that low cast and environment friendly technologies are available in the market. He directed officer concerned to visit Centre for Development of Alternatives, New Delhi and see what new technologies have been introduced in this sector. The Minister said that the mud brick concept has been introduced across the country aimed to reduce the cost of material and built a structure which can be viable for both cold and warm environments. He said the biggest advantage of usage of mud brick is that it keeps rooms warm in winter and cool in summer. He asked Secretary HUD to explore the possibility for giving marketing facility to Building Centre while the officers of JDA were asked to purchase the material from them. He asked concerned to launch publicity campaign of the Unit to make aware people about the products manufactured in the Unit.

29. 11 .2013


March 21-April 19

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

Taurus April 20-May 20

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

Gemini May 21-June 21

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

Cancer June 22-July 22

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


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


August 23-September 22

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


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


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

Sagittarius November 22-December 21

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

Capricorn December 22-January 19

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

Aquarius January 20-February 18

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


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

Editorial/Opinion The Daily

Zabarwan Times Friday, 29 November 2013

Who cares? Un- bridled diagnostic centers loot the patients


here are a number of diagnostic centers around valley where different kinds of tests are undertaken on the advice of the doctors. These tests include ultrasound, CT scan, MRI and various others which have to be done very carefully and by expert hands. However these diagnostic centers usually charge different rates and as per their own rate card which normally is too heavy for poor patients. Nobody in the state administration seems to be interested in bringing these diagnostic centers under a uniform rate card which is reasonable and affordable for the poor patients. Whether it is health department, drug control or any other agency, perhaps nobody has ever thought of it and it is because of this indifferent attitude of the governmental agencies that these diagnostic centers charge according to their own choice and with out any government approval or control. There is no monitoring system which could see how these centers are made to charge uniform rates and reasonable rates. The doctors refer their patients to their choicest centers where from they get their percentage and the patient has to pay through his nose. Not only this the tests conducted by these diagnostic centers vary because most of them are short of expert hands and the tests are conducted by those persons who are less well versed with the technique. This is a grave problem and these centers in this way are playing with the lives of the patients for their fast buck and without taking moral and ethical aspects into consideration. The government should immediately evolve a mechanism which should fix the rates for these diagnostic centers and monitor their work so that it is made sure that they are not allowed to play with the lives of the people. An expert committee or board should be formed and its recommendations for better work of these centers should immediately be sought and implemented so that the lives of the people are not endangered by their irresponsible attitude. The health of the people is of prime priority and central and state governments are spending billions of rupees to make the best possible medical care available to the people. However if these diagnostic centers are allowed to work, the way they are working at present, it means that the government has no consideration for the health of the people.



Friday, 29 November 2013

Empowering the Adolescent Girls - Sabla


he world is home to 1.2 billion individuals aged 10-19 years generally known as the phase of ‘Adolescence’. Adolescence is a phase during which major physical and psychological changes take place in children, along with changes in their social perceptions and expectations. Adolescence is also the stage when young people extend their relationships beyond parents and family and are intensely influenced by their peers and the outside world. They are also the years of experimentation and risk taking, of giving in to negative peer pressure, of taking uninformed decisions on crucial issues, The vast majority of adolescents live in developing countries and India has the largest national population of adolescents. Studies show that millions of adolescents today do not enjoy access to quality education, basic sexual and reproductive health care, support for mental health issues and disability, protection from violence, abuse and exploitation, and forums for active participation. Gender-gap in the World of Adolescents Women constitute nearly half of the population of the country, but gender disparities in socio-cultural spheres have adversely affected a balanced equitable development. These disparities get reflected in important social development indicators such as health, nutrition, literacy, educational attainments, skill levels, occupational status etc. The same is also reflected in the situation of Adolescent girl. The Adolescent girls in the 10–19 years constitute almost 47 per cent of the total population of Adolescents in the country. But their development is fraught with varied problems. Almost 50% of women marry before the legal age of 18 verses 10% of young men. Overall, one in six women in age group of 15-19 have begun childbearing. Early childbearing is most common in rural areas and among women with no education. Around 41% of all maternal deaths take place among those aged 15-24. 56% adolescent girls are anemic (verses 30% adolescent boys). Anemic adolescent mothers are at a higher risk of miscarriages, maternal mortality and still-births and low-weight babies. The drop-out rates among the girls are quite high. 21% adolescent girls and 8% adolescent boys have no education. Dropout rates among girls are high largely due to distance from schools, male teachers, sanitation facilities at school, early marriage and early assumption of domestic responsibilities etc. While the world expands for boys giving them greater freedom of choice and opportunities, it contracts for girls and, more so when they are from groups,sections having biases and practicing discrimination against girls. The Adolescent Girls (AGs) are shy and find it hard to come out openly and share their problems and issues with parents, teachers, doctors, etc. As a result, they either grow without resolution of the issues or get misguided, being driven by their own perceptions. Adolescent Girls are a core resource for national growth. Investment in their health and development is investment in the greater wellbeing of the country. Considering that several of these girls are out of school, get married early, face discrimination in accessing health, education and other


services, work in vulnerable situation, and are influenced by peer pressure, they need special attention. The public health challenges for adolescents, which include pregnancy, risk of maternal and infant mortality, sexually transmitted diseases, reproductive tract infections, rapidly rising incidence of HIV, etc., require influencing the health-seeking behavior of AGs. They need to be looked at in terms of their needs both as a group as well as individuals as they are the productive members of the society in future. Recognizing the unmet needs of AGs, Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls – Sabla has been launched as a comprehensive intervention for Adolescent girls in the agegroup of 11-18, with a focus on out of school girls. Key Areas of Sabla Scheme Using the ICDS platform, this scheme is reaching out to nearly 1crore adolescent girls between 11 – 18 years of age in 200 districts across the country with an integrated package of services. Sabla aims at all-round development of adolescent girls of 11-18 years (with a focus on all outof-school AGs) by making them ‘self reliant’. At the Anganwadi Center,

leader (Kishori Sakhi) and meet at least 5-6 hours a week to receive programme services and function as a peer support group. Every girl enrolled in Sabla are given a Kishori Card, an entitlement tool to monitor girls’ access to and uptake of the services under Sabla. The non-nutrition services under the Sabla programme interventions also reach out to the nonschool going adolescent girls through adolescent groups. Each adolescent group comprises of 15 – 25 adolescent girls led by peer leaders i.e., Kishori Sakhi and their two associates i.e., Sahelis. The Sakhis and Sahelis are imparted training and serve as a peer monitor/educator for adolescent girls. They serve the group for one year and each girl will have a term of four months as a Sakhi on rotational basis. The AGs also participate in day to day activities of AWC like Pre School, Education, growth monitoring and SNP and facilitate the AWW in other activities. They also accompany the AWW for home visits (2-3 girls at a time) which serves as a training ground for future. State-Specific Initiatives of Sabla In many states like Madhya Pradesh and

50% of women marry before the legal age of 18 verses 10% of young men. Overall,

one in six women in age group of 15-19

have begun childbearing. Early childbearing is most common in rural areas and among women with no education. Around 41% of

all maternal deaths take place among those aged 15-24. 56% adolescent girls are anemic (verses 30% adolescent boys).

supplementary nutrition providing 600 Kcal and 18-20 g of protein and micronutrients is provided every day at the anganwadi centers either as hot cooked meal or as take home rations to out of school adolescent girls in 11-14 years and all girls between 14-18 years for 300 days in a year. In addition, out of school adolescent girls are being provided nonnutrition services which include life skills education, supervised weekly IFA (100 mg of elemental iron and 0.5 mg of folic acid) supplementation and nutrition counselling, sexual and reproductive health education and counseling, skills in leadership, problem solving, decision making and accessing public services. In addition, older adolescent girls (16 - 18 year olds) are being given vocational training to make them self reliant. The Scheme also emphasizes convergence of services under various programmes such as Health, Education, Youth affairs and Sports, and Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRI) to achieve the programme objectives. With the support of community-based frontline workers (anganwadi workers) and civil society groups, adolescent girls have been organized in groups called Kishori Samoohs. Each Samooh is led by a peer

Orissa, NGOs are being utilised for all awareness gene ration activities and training of the Sakhis and Sahelis. Once a week, interactions of the school going and the non-school going adolescents is also organised so that interactions of the school and non school going adolescents are enhanced and the latter is motivated to join school. Once in three months on a fixed day i.e., on Kishori Diwas, general health checkups including measurement of height and weight and referral services are organised for all the adolescent girls by the Anganwadi worker with help from the health functionaries and referrals to specialised health care facilities for health problems that need special attention. Each adolescent girl is provided a Kishori Card which is a tool to monitor the services the adolescent girl utilises under the Sabla scheme. With the basic framework of the scheme, State governments have undertaken special initiatives to reach out for the well being of adolescent girls. In Bihar, the state government has clubbed the vocational training of the adolescent girls 16 – 18 years and is reaching out to them through the Hunar scheme of the Education department, a special state

level initiative to empower the minorities, schedule castes and scheduled tribes. Under this arrangement efforts are made to provide commercially viable training and develop employable skills among youth who have atleast passed the 8th class. In states like Orissa, the state government has prioritized training the girls in textile craft and has tied up the vocational training with the existing cottage industries and market linked the trainings so that the older girls can be economically independent. In Gujarat, the state government has rolled out the MamtaTaruni programme to ensure adequate healthcare and timely counseling to adolescent girls. The programme is aimed at providing healthcare to girls who are out of school, because there already exists a health programme especially for school students. Through this programme the young girls are also given physical and psychological counseling for the changes taking place in the body during adolescence. Every six months, the nutritional status and hemoglobin levels of the girl are achieved and they are given treatment for anemia if needed. To ensure maximum participation in the programme, the state government has introduced a small monetary provision. The idea is to ensure that maximum number of girls, especially in rural areas, scheduled castes and scheduled tribes participate in the programme. The state also gives the 'peer educator' i.e. Sakhis a small token amount of Rs 25 for every meeting so that they bring as many girls to the kishori samooh meeting as possible, and make them aware. At the same time, the Anganwadi worker is also given an incentive of Rs. 50 for calling the meeting and counseling the girls. In Jharkhand, the state government has taken a special initiative to establish effective linkages for vocational training in order to build the technical and professional skills of adolescent girls. Linkages for the vocational training and placements have been established with the NSDC (National Skill Development Corporation) and 30 local non-government partners. The adolescent girls groups are also being linked to the existing self-help groups so that interactions with these groups can help in their economic self-reliance. The state government in collaboration with the Department of Education is in the process of designing a special curriculum to mainstream the out of school adolescent girls into the school system through specially designed educational courses that cater to their literary needs. The state government is undertaking steps to link every adolescent girl under 18 with the formal school setup; for which linkages with National Programme of Education of Girls (NPEGEL) and KGBV scheme have been established. Child trafficking especially that of tribal girls is a major problem faced by the state. Sabla endeavors to have AGs with enhanced self esteem, improved nutrition and health status with enhanced skills and the capacity to make informed choices. Through various schemes including, Sabla, the government is investing in the health, nutrition and development needs of adolescent girls to advance their rights to education, health and protection which will help to them to build a future of gender equality and justice. All this, will help in building of a self-reliant and confident women citizenry.

Indian Agriculture Enters a New ERA

he Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, with its extensive network of research institutes has taken a number of new initiatives in areas of research, development, extension and education to address the concerns for improving the farm productivity. The Council’s crop improvement programme led the development of 49 new improved varieties/hybrids of rice, wheat, maize and pearlmillet, and 28 high-yielding varieties of vegetables, tuber crops and fruits for different agro-climatic conditions of the country. A cotton hybrid, has also been released for commercial cultivation in the northern parts of the country. A PCR- based diagnostic kit for detection of incipient infection of smut disease in sugarcane has been designed and developed. The geographical pest distribution maps of rice and cotton using GIS have been prepared. The maps will help identify hot spots of key pests. A generic software for pest management information system on Basmati rice, cotton, mustard, chickpea and groundnut has been prepared. Crop Improvement

Since germplasm is a basic and essential tool for crop improvement, 5,846 accessions of various crops and their wild relatives were collected through 85 explorations in the country. About 22,964 accessions were added to the National Gene Bank and more than 785 varieties/landraces of 12 crops have been finger printed. The ICAR has evolved a cost effective technology for amelioration and productivity enhancement of acid soils. The adoption of this technology would raise the productivity of acid soil regions by one tonne per hectare. Horticulture The ICAR has played a vital role in developing several new high-yielding varieties of fruit and vegetable crops. A sweet, fermented, nutritious and refreshing drink from aonla has been developed, which deserves to be made popular among people. Nowadays, cultivation of pomegranate has become a rewarding enterprise. Since pomegranate is in a great demand in domestic as well as in export markets, technology of modified atmospheric packaging, shrink wrapping and storage of low temperature have been developed. A new value-added production

known as Herbal Ghee has been developed. It has potential to alleviate high blood pressure. The technological advance in making light coloured chips from taro and sweet potato is a land mark achievement in tuber crop production. The ICAR scientists have developed DOT-ELISA based on the spot diagnostic kit for parasitic diseases in livestock. Similarly, first Mithun calf was born in India through artificial insemination during the year. Among other things an aluminium fishing boat of 5.22 meter length has been designed and fabricated. It will help in fish production in reservoirs. Successful mutation in tiger shrimp was achieved. The F6 generation of Kuruma shrimp as a forerunner for captive breeding of other shrimps has been developed. Yellow cat fish and spiny eel are successfully spawned, providing for diversification in aquaculture. Training Farmers A number of training programmes to update technical know-how and skill of farmers were conducted, benefiting 4.44 lakh farmers and extension personnel in the country. To cater to requirements of the seed

industry about 7,500 tonnes of breeders’ seeds were produced. Besides 52.25 lakh saplings were distributed among growers. For poultry development more than four lakh fertile eggs/day old chicks/grown up birds were supplied to rural poors. The Council has expanded its network of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) and sanctioned 42 new KVKs in rural areas, raising their number to 541. First National Conference of KVKs to improve their relevance and effectiveness in technology assessment, refinement and dissemination was organized by the ICAR.As innovation is key to progress, the ICAR launched “National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP)” with a total outlay of US $ 250 million. The project includes research in value chain i.e. from production to consumption systems, sustainable livelihood security in disadvantaged areas and basic and strategic research frontiers of science. An Indo-US Knowledge Initiative to explore and work on mutually reinforcing priority areas of agricultural education, research, service and commercial education; food processing; use of by products and biofuels; biotechnology; and water management.

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