Warm End Off Accorded To Officer Of Traffic Police City Jammu

Warm End Off Accorded To Officer Of Traffic Police City Jammu

Jammu, 31 Jan 2022: Dr Koshal Sharma JKPS, Senior Supdt of Police Traffic City Jammu, today presented a note of recognition to Sub Inspr Madan Singh on his superannuation after rendered 38 years of unblemished service in J&K Police.

Sh Rajpal Singh Addl.SP Traffic City Jammu congratulated him for having a successful career and wished him healthy and blissful post retirement life.

On the occasion, DySP (T) city south Sh Bikram Kumar recalled the services of the retiring officer and said that the officer worked with dedication throughout his career, who earned name and fame by the dint of his diligence, commitment and exemplary devotions towards his duties.
SI Madan Singh thanked all ranks of police for their love and cooperation in his service carrier.

The farewell function was organised in Traffic Police Lines, which was attended by DySP (T) city north Ms Farha Nishat, DySP (T) city rural Sh Neeraj Padyyar, who read out the achievements of officer attaining superannuation today.

Other officers/officials, who were present on the occasion DTI’s Inspr Suhail Rashid, Inspr Ravinder Singh, Inspr Rattan Lal Koul, Indor Opinder Singh, Inspr Vikas Kant, Inspr Rakesh Kumar, Inspr Suraj Pathania, Inspr Atul Singh, Inspr Sunil Singh & Inspr Khushwant Singh I/c Legal section, PTO Lekh Raj, OSI Santosh Sharma & MHC Bhushan Pandita.

JKPM Demands Resolution Of Land Ownership For Residents Of SK Colony Anantnag

JKPM Demands Resolution Of Land Ownership For Residents Of SK Colony Anantnag

Anantnag, January 31: J&K Peoples Movement has demanded immediate resolution of land ownership documents regarding residents of Sheri Kashmir Colony Anantnag.

In a press statement issued here, JKPM Vice President Solicitor Syed Iqbal Tahir said that around 1975 a housing colony under the name of Sher-i-Kashmir Colony was set up in Anantnag. The housing colony was set up under the aegis of a cooperative society namely Sher-i-Kashmir Cooperative society and more than 1500 households are directly or indirectly impacted.

Iqbal Tahir further said that despite the passage of nearly 47 years, the residents have not been provided with the land ownership documents. He also said that JKPM has repeatedly highlighted this issue including filing a complaint with the LG Grievance Cell under the number 999002143199 dated 18/6/2021. But no progress has been made in the matter so far. 

He alleged that various governments have ignored the genuine demands of the people of Anantnag.

NeoCov Reality Check, Neither A New Virus Nor A Covid-19 Variant” , Misleading Reports Creating Chaos Everywhere

NeoCov Reality Check, Neither A New Virus Nor A Covid-19 Variant” , Misleading Reports Creating Chaos Everywhere

You must have heard that  As from last few days ,chatter of  emergence of new strain called as NeoCov that says can kill one in three people. This news is making rounds on social media and leading news agencies which is totally baseless and shear ahead of calculations.

REALITY CHECK
Quoting Quint , Actually , the Chinese Researchers and Scientists noted that NeoCov closely assosiated with PDF-2180-CoV can use ACE2 For Entry which means it have potential to infect Humans.NeoCoV is the closest MERS-CoV relative yet discovered and is found in bats.NeoCoV can efficiently use some types of bat ACE2 (a type of cells that in biology are called receptors) to cause an infection. NeoCoV can infect human ACE2 cells after a T510F mutation

Could This Virus Affect Humans : The Answer is No , only if subjected to Mutation or Re-Combination

Is This A State of Worry
As study says , a single entry(receptor) is enough for Virus to Infiltrate human cells like Covid-19 didn’t got a pathway till that time human infection not became devastating. Similarly if NeoCov picks up a single mutation then it can spread/infiltrate hunan calls like SARS-Cov-2 did.

Facts To Remember
History states that NeoCoV is not a new virus, it was first found in 2014 and virus is only found jn bats and has not infected or killed a human being so far.The new study, which talks about the NeoCoV’s potential to infect humans, is not peer-reviewed. And Without Peer-Reviewing the study claim no body can guess out

What Did Russian news agency Sputnik Stated?

Russian News agency Sputnik Report Regarding NeoCov never said , that NeoCov Is A New Variant of Covid-19 nor claim of killing 1 out of 3.Sputnik Report also Clarified that adding statements of Vector Russian State Research Centre of Virology and Biotechnology Experts who stated “human Infection” rrequires more study.

World Health Organization

WHO on  “NeoCov “said that it is fully aware of Chinese Scientist discovery but it requires more study and research.

Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses ranging from common cold to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

A Fraudster Arrested By Srinagar Police On Pretext Of Providing Job In Airlines

A Fraudster Arrested By Srinagar Police On Pretext Of Providing Job In Airlines

Srinagar,Jan 30: Police in Srinagar have arrested a fraudster for fleecing people on the pretext of providing jobs in airlines at Srinagar airport.

On 29/01/2022, Police Station Shergarhi received a complaint from Umar Ali resident of Shalpora Allochibagh alleging that he has been cheated by Mushtaq Ahmad son of Mohd Ashraf Janjoo resident of Frestwar Khansahab Budgam on pretext of providing a job in airlines at Srinagar Airport. He further alleged that he had paid an amount of ₹93,900/- to the said tout.

Subsequently, a case vide FIR No. 16/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered and investigation was initiated.knt

DDC Anantnag Reviews Functioning Of RDD, Fixes Timelines For Completion Of Works

DDC Anantnag Reviews Functioning Of RDD, Fixes Timelines For Completion Of Works

ANANTNAG JANUARY 30: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Anantnag, Dr Piyush Singla reviewed the functioning of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Department, status of works under MGNREGA, 14TH FC, District CAPEX, SBM and PMAY at Dak Bungalow, Khanabal.

At the outset, DDC Dr Singla said that the RD & PR department is an example of participative grassroot democracy. He said that with the three tier panchayati raj system in place, the works being undertaken by the department have been chosen by the people themselves and as such would be instrumental in resolving grievances at the grassroot level. He emphasized that timely execution of the works is essential to demonstrate that the wishes of the people are being translated into development.

He said that all the blocks must ensure that works are completed as per projected timelines. He took strong note of below par expenditure in some blocks and warned the concerned BDOs and AEs of disciplinary action in case of unnecessary delay in execution. He also said that in case works have been allotted and contractors are delaying execution, legal action should be initiated immediately.

Prior to this, ACD Anantnag informed the chair that under MGNREGA, more than 30 lac person days have been generated during the present fiscal. He further said that to breed transparency and accountability into the system, more than 7450 assets have been geotagged. Aadhaar seeding of almost all the job card holders has been completed to ensure transparent direct cash transfer as per statutory wage rate.

Under District CAPEX, more than 400 works have been completed in the present year and an almost equal number is under execution and nearing completion. 2146 houses have been physically and financially completed under PMAY G and Non SECC lists are being filtered so that genuine beneficiaries can benefit from the scheme.

Under SBM, more than 91000 IHHL points have been completed till date and the focus is on updating the financial status. The DDC stressed that updation must be taken up on priority.

The participants apprised the chair regarding some land issues, legal disputes that were disrupting execution of works and directions were issued for taking up the same with concerned quarters.

The meeting was attended by ADDC, CPO, DPO, Ex En REW, BDOs, DTO, AEs and JEs.

UN Special Rapporteur Terms Shutting Down Of KPC, HRC Disturbing Developments Of Kashmir

UN Special Rapporteur Terms Shutting Down Of KPC, HRC Disturbing Developments Of Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Reacting to the recent developments, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Mary Lawlor said that shutting down of Kashmir Press Club and Human Rights Commission in Jammu and Kashmir is a disturbing development.

In an interview with Article 14, Lawlor said that the closure will have serious impacts on HRDs seeking protection and redress for human rights violations domestically.

“However it does not, and will not, stop information on violations against HRDs from reaching my office. HRDs learn to adapt even in the face of great adversity, and they will find ways to continue their vital work with the UN, and, after sustained collective efforts, realise their hopes for a better future,” the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders was quoted as saying.

Asked if the United Nations has approached the Government of India or raised any concern with them as earlier she had called for an “immediate release” of a prominent Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez arrested by the National Investigation Agency of India in November, Lawlor said that she has not sent an official letter to the government of India, however, she will continue to engage on the case and publicly call for his release.

Parvez was arrested on 22 November 2021 on charges related to conspiracy and militancy under Indian counter-terrorism legislation — the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) — and is presently lodged at the Rohini Jail Complex.

The UN Special Rapporteurs had earlier termed the jail one of the three most overcrowded and unsanitary prisons in the country, where there is a clear and immediate risk to his health and safety, in particular from COVID.

“And when any government does not respond to a communication, I will publicly call them out for it. And at the beginning of every year, a report is produced that looks at government responses to communications in the previous year,” she said during the interview.

She added, “The OHCHR makes communications confidential for 60 days, to give the government time to respond to the allegations. They should respect this accommodation and engage in dialogue, so we can work together to prevent the erosion of human rights”.

The report says that ever since the Jammu and Kashmir was stripped of special status and the erstwhile state was divided into two union territories- JK and Ladakh, there has been “gradual erosion in free speech and democracy”. As in 2021, it said, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) had issued five joint communiqués to the government of India on UAPA, freedom of expression and arbitrary administrative changes.

Maylor said, “HRDs from minority groups are often at more risk of retaliation for their human rights work. They can be targeted for their religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity, or other characteristic and as part of my mandate, I prioritise those HRDs who find themselves in the most vulnerable situations”.

Commenting on the civilian killings which were reported in Jammu and Kashmir in last many years, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders said that it is the government’s responsibility to conduct a full, impartial investigation into the incidents with a view to bringing the perpetrators to account. “One of the main reasons why we see the same violations happening, again and again, is because of government failure to properly investigate,” Lawlor was quoted further saying.–(Agencies)

Government Of Jammu And Kashmir Assigns Charge Of Registrar Pulwama, Kupwara

Government Of Jammu And Kashmir Assigns Charge Of Registrar Pulwama, Kupwara

Srinagar, Jan 28: Government on Friday assigned the charge of the post of Registrar, District Pulwama and Kupwara, to two JKAS officers.

According to an order issued by the government, Dr. Fayaz Ahmad Banday, JKAS, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Pulwama, has been asked to hold the charge of the post of Registrar, District Pulwama, in addition to his own duties, till further orders.

Ghulam Nabi Bhat, JKAS, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kupwara, has been asked to hold the charge of the post of Registrar, District Kupwara, in addition to his own duties, till further orders.

“These arrangements shall be deemed to have come into effect from the date of their joining as Commissioners in the respective districts”.gns

Amid Closure Of Road, Two Patients Airlifted From Gurez Valley

Amid Closure Of Road, Two Patients Airlifted From Gurez Valley

Bandipora, Jan 28: The administration in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Friday airlifted two patients from snowbound Gurez valley to Bandipora for immediate medical relief, officials said.

Officials at District Control Room Bandipora told that on the directions of DC, Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmad, the two patients identified as Ruqaya Nusrat, Daughter of Muhammad Shafi of Sardab and Rupanee Begum, wife of Habib Sheikh of Sheikhpora requiring emergency treatment, were airlifted from Gurez valley.

The officials said that the patients later were shifted to the hospital for special treatment.

Notably, the snow-clad Gurez valley remains cut off from the rest of the Kashmir parts during winters, owing to heavy snowfall in the valley.kno

Massive Cordon And Search Operation {CASO} Launched In Two Villages Of  Kulgam District

Massive Cordon And Search Operation {CASO} Launched In Two Villages Of  Kulgam District

Kulgam, Jan 28: Joint Forces launched a massive cordon and search operation (CASO) in two villages of the Kulgam district in south Kashmir.

An official said that the operation on Friday was launched jointly by forces including RR of Indian Army, Jammu Kashmir Police, and CRPF following inputs about the movement of militants in the Kakran Pombay and Katrasoo areas of Kulgam.

He said that the operation was launched following inputs about the presence of militants in these areas.

The search operations in both areas were going on when this report was being filed.

BSF Constable Injured In Encounter With Smugglers In Punjab’s Gurdaspur, Huge Cache Of Drugs, Arms Seized

BSF Constable Injured In Encounter With Smugglers In Punjab’s Gurdaspur, Huge Cache Of Drugs, Arms Seized

Gurdaspur (Punjab) January 28: A Border Security Force (BSF) personnel sustained bullet injury while resisting armed smugglers in Punjab’s Gurdaspur along the India-Pakistan International Border (IB) on Friday.

The incident led to the seizure of a huge cache of drugs, arms, and ammunition.

“As suspected, smugglers both across the IB as well as inside Indian territory between Border Post No 33/06 and 33/07 were observed while engaging in illegal activity, taking cover of dense fog at about 5.15 am, alert BSF team comprising of Head Constable Gyan Singh and Constable Raju Biswas challenged them,” said the force.

On being challenged, miscreants resorted to firing on the BSF personnel of 89 Battalion, it added.

Further, the BSF said, “Showing exemplary courage and presence of mind, Gyan Singh immediately fired back in retaliation along with Raju Biswas providing support fire. In the ensuing gunfight suspected smugglers fled away.”

During the exchange of fire, as per the force, Gyan Singh sustained bullet injuries to his hand and head.

“In spite of the dense fog conditions in the area, owing to the keen alertness of Gyan Singh and Raju Biswas, the nefarious attempt by armed smugglers to smuggle drugs, arms and ammunition could be successfully thwarted,” the BSF said in its statement.

Injured Gyan Singh has been taken to a hospital, and his condition is reportedly stable.

In the operation, the BSF has so far recovered 47 yellow plastic-covered packets suspected to be heroin, seven small packets suspected to be opium, one pistol (Norinco made in China) with two magazines, 44 rounds of three calibers.

Some other items were seized near the fence, including a blue-coloured plastic pipe of approximately 15 feet, 74 rounds AK-47 with four magazines, 9 mm Pietro Bretta pistol with one magazine, 9 mm 12 rounds, one shawl, one muffler, and a winter cap.

Further search is in progress, the force said. (ANI)

Hyderpora Encounter: High Court Grants Two More Weeks To MHA For Response

Hyderpora Encounter: High Court Grants Two More Weeks To MHA For Response

SRINAGAR: The High Court Thursday granted two more weeks to Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India (GoI) to respond to a plea by the father of Muhammad Amir Magray, one of the four persons killed on November 15 last year in the “Hyderpora encounter”, seeking the return of the body of his son for burial.

A bench of Justice D S Thakur granted the time to MHA after Assistant Solicitor General of India (ASGI) Tahir Shamsi on behalf of the MHA solicited more time for the response.

The court had on January 12 issued notice to the Ministry of Home Affairs, GoI, and J&K government through Principal Secretary Home, Director General of Police (DGP), and Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir seeking their response within 10 days to the plea.

Amir’s father Muhammad Latief Magrey has filed the petition through his lawyer Deepika Singh Rajawat and is seeking the intervention of the court for handing over the body of late Magray.

The petitioner invokes Article 21 of the constitution with the contention that the same “extends the right to have a decent burial as per religious ceremonies and rules”.

The petitioner seeks directions for handing over his son’s body to the family.

The petitioner pleads that Amir had not been able to complete his studies due to his weak family background and financial problems.

“Therefore, he had gone to his sister in Kashmir who helped him get a job in Dr Mudasir’s clinic and he had been working there for the past few months,” he says.

The petitioner and his wife want the court intervention for their son’s fundamental right to have a decent burial as per religious rules.

They submit that they would never recover from the pain if not allowed.

The petitioner and his wife plead that they were not even given a chance to see their son’s face last time and they wish to bury their son close to their house so that in the future they get to visit his grave for prayers.

They submitted that Amir’s body needs to be exhumed at the earliest to avoid decomposition and the family would get emotionally traumatised if they see the decomposed body.

Police Arrests Drug Peddler In Awantipora, Contraband Substance Recovered

Police Arrests Drug Peddler In Awantipora, Contraband Substance Recovered

Pulwama Jan 27 : Acting tough against the drug peddlers, Awantipora Police arrested one drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession.

Police party of Police Post Reshipora headed by Inspector Adil Ahmed while on Naka duty arrested one drug peddler when the arrested person was moving in a suspicious circumstances at Railway Crossing Dogripora.

The arrested drug peddler has been identified as:

Mohd Marbool Dar S/O Abdul Rehman Dar R/O Liddermud

01 kg and 100 grams of contraband substances grinded Cannabis carrying in one polythene bag was recovered from the possession of arrested person.

Case vide FIR number 10/2022 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Awantipora.

Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood and persons found involved in drug peddling will be dealt as per law.

Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.

High Court Puts On Hold Suspension Of Muncipal Committee Frisal Executive Officer

High Court Puts On Hold Suspension Of Muncipal Committee Frisal Executive Officer

SRINAGAR: The High Court put on hold a government order by virtue of which Ghulam Muhammad Lone, Executive Officer Municipal Committee Frisal in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district was placed under suspension.

A bench of Justice M A Chowdhary put the order in abeyance till further direction after hearing senior counsel Bashir Ahmad Bashir on behalf of the petitioner.

“In the meanwhile subject to objection and till next date of hearing impugned OM No GAD-VIGOSP/137/2021-09/GAD dated November 24, 2021, along with Order No DULB/Estt/4224/715 of 2021, dated December 27, 2021 shall remain in abeyance till next date of hearing before the Bench,” the court said.

In his plea, the Executive Officer has submitted that he had nothing to do with the appointment of four persons in Shopian whose appointment is under investigation in a case FIR No 28/2018.

He said that the alleged illegal beneficiaries were not appointed by him but were appointed by somebody else five years before he came to be posted as Executive Officer, Municipal Committee, Shopian.

Lone, who remained Executive Officer in Municipal Committee, Shopianfrom February 8, 2014 till June 30, 2016 submits that nothing to do with it whether the appointments legal or illegal and therefore he could not be roped in FIR No 28/2018 by any stretch of imagination.

Bashir submitted that though suspension per se was not a punishment but when it was passed by way of punishment, then to further any purpose of inquiry, it amounts to punishment by penalising an official beforehand.

“In this case, what purpose will be served if the petitioner is placed under suspension who is not working in Municipal Committee Shopian, has no access any record, is not understandable,” he said.

Abducted Girl Traced, Accused Arrested In Srinagar: Police

Abducted Girl Traced, Accused Arrested In Srinagar: Police

Srinagar, Jan 27: Srinagar police on Thursday claimed to have traced an abducted girl and arrested tan accused person involved in the act.

A police spokesman said that on 14th of the January, Police Station Zakura received a written complaint from a person (name witheld) resident of Danihama that his sister (name with held) age about 20 years went to shop for purchasing some domestic items but did not return back.

“In this regard, a missing report was diarized and subsequently upon the collection of evidences, it was learnt that the missing girl was abducted by a person namely Muhammad Sahil Kumar, son of Abdul Majeed of Rawalpora Srinagar.”

In this regard, police said that a case under FIR number 09/22 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Zakoora and investigation started.

“During the course of the investigation, after the strenuous efforts of police and with the help of technical and physical evidence, the abducted girl has been recovered from the possession of the accused and after the formalities handed over to her legal heirs,” police said.kno

Government Sacks Two More Teachers Of School Education Department

Government Sacks Two More Teachers Of School Education Department

Srinagar, Jan 24: The government on Monday terminated two more teachers of School Education Department from the services for remaining absent un—authorizedly.

In an order issued by the Director of School Education Kashmir (DSEK), said that these teachers have been remaining absent unauthorized from their legitimate duties.

In one of the orders issued by the DSEK, a copy of which lies with the states that one among the terminated teachers continues to remain absent un-authorizedly for 19 years.

Pertinently, the teachers who were suspended on Monday were posted in two different schools of north Kashmir’s Baramulla and frontier district Kupwara.

Police Arrests 14 Gamblers In Baramulla, Stake Money Seized, Notorious Drug Peddler Detained Under PSA

Police Arrests 14 Gamblers In Baramulla, Stake Money Seized, Notorious Drug Peddler Detained Under PSA

Srinagar, January 24: Police on Monday said that they have arrested fourteen gamblers as well detained a notorious drug peddler under PSA in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

In statement issued the police said that acting tough against social crimes, Police in Baramulla have arrested 14 gamblers and seized stake money from their possession. Besides, a notorious drug peddler was detained under PSA.

The statement further stated that acting on specific information, police parties from Police Station Kunzer and Police Station Pattan raided gambling sites at Takiya Batpora, Hardu Aboora, Hanjiwera Bala & Kripalpora Payeen following an input about gambling activities and apprehended 14 gamblers.

Officers have seized stake money of ₹36,440/- and playing cards from the gamblers. They have been arrested and shifted to respective police stations where they remain in custody, he said.

Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered in respective police stations and further investigation is in progress, he said.

Moreover, a notorious drug peddler namely Muzamil Majeed Bhat @Hashim son of Abdul Majeed Bhat resident of Mohalla Mir Sahib Baramulla was detained under PSA for his active involvement in drug peddling activities in Baramulla Town. Several cases under NDPS Act stands already registered against him. He has been lodged at Central Jail Kot Bilwal Jammu under detention orders received from Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, he said.

The police spokesman firther said that persons found indulging in criminal activities shall be dealt as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units, reads the statement. gns

ACB Traps And Arrests Abdul Aziz Dar, Patwari, Halqa Mugalpora, Tehsil And District Kupwara For Demanding And Accepting Bribe Of ₹15,000 From Complainant For Providing Of Revenue Extracts

ACB Traps And Arrests Abdul Aziz Dar, Patwari, Halqa Mugalpora, Tehsil And District Kupwara For Demanding And Accepting Bribe Of ₹15,000 From Complainant For Providing Of Revenue Extracts

KUPWARA Jan 24: Anti Corruption Bureau received a complaint, wherein the complainant alleged that Abdul Aziz Dar, Patwari of Halqa Mufalpora, Tehsil and District Kupwara is demanding bribe for providing revenue extracts.

The complainant alleged that the accused Patwari was adopting delaying tactics and was not preparing revenue extracts which were required by the complainant for registration of sale deed for the land purchased by him recently. The complainant had also deposited necessary fee of ₹ 420 in form of GR in the Tehsil office Kupwara on 14-02-2022. It was also alleged by the complainant that said patwari had already taken bribe of ₹10,000 from them and is demanding more for providing revenue extracts.

Upon receiving the instant complaint prima facie offence U/S 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 was found made out and consequently case FIR No. 02/2022 was registered at P/S ACB Baramulla. Subsequently, a trap team was constituted. The trap team caught Abdul Aziz Dar, Patwari red handed while demanding and accepting bribe of ₹ 5000/- from the complainant. He was arrested and taken into custody by ACB Team. The bribe money was also recovered from his possession in presence of independent witnesses.

Further investigations of the case is going on.

Four Employees Injured As Major Fire Incident Averted At JLNM Hospital, Rainawari

Four Employees Injured As Major Fire Incident Averted At JLNM Hospital, Rainawari

Srinagar, Jan 24: Four employees of Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial (JLNM) hospital suffered minor injuries after they successfully averted a major fire incident at the hospital on Monday afternoon.

Deputy Medical Superintendent of JLNM hospital Dr Bilques Shah told that a major fire incident was averted as Oxygen plant roof top catched fire while welding work was going on.

She said that during the welding work PVC sheet of the roof top caught the fire following which four employees of the hospital successfully managed to avert a major fire tragedy at the hospital, but added they also suffered minor injuries as well.

It was due to timely efforts of these employees that no loss of property was reported, adding that the condition of all injured employees is stable.kno

Government School Incurs Ire Of Parents, Alumni And Hindu Outfits For Allowing Friday Namaz

Government School Incurs Ire Of Parents, Alumni And Hindu Outfits For Allowing Friday Namaz

Kolar (KTK), Jan 24: The administration of a government school at Mulbagal town in the district is incurring the ire of parents, alumni and Hindu outfits for allegedly allowing Muslim students to offer Friday Namaaz on the school premises.

The Hindu organisations led the parents of other students and alumni of the school in staging a protest inside the Balechangappa Government Karnataka Model Secondary School at Someshwarapalya for setting a ‘new precedence’ of allowing Friday prayers.

According to a video which has gone viral on social media, the Muslim students, a few of them wearing skull caps, offered Friday prayer inside a classroom in the afternoon.

One of the alumni, who staged the protest on Saturday, sought the intervention of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and the Kolar MP S Muniswamy and Education department officials.

He said the school never had a history of allowing Friday prayers and this would set a wrong precedent, appealing to the Education department officials not to let such events take place again.

Another parent alleged that this had been going on every week with the consent of the school administration.

A school teacher refuted the charge that every week such prayers were happening. She told reporters that it happened only last Friday when she and other teachers were away from the school during the lunch.

She said she received a call from the Block Education Officer asking her why the Friday prayers were allowed inside the school premises. When she rushed to the school, she noticed the Muslim boys offering Namaz.

As tension prevailed due to the protest on Saturday, police reached the spot and calmed the angry parents, alumni and some Hindu activists. However, no police complaint has been lodged, police sources said.–(PTI)

 

104 To 135 Militants Ready To Infiltrate Into This Side: IG BSF Kashmir Frontier

104 To 135 Militants Ready To Infiltrate Into This Side: IG BSF Kashmir Frontier

Srinagar, Jan 24: Inspector General of Border Security Force (BSF) Kashmir frontier Raja Babu Singh Monday said that post ceasefire agreement last year, the overall situation on Kashmir LoC remained peaceful but the fresh intelligence inputs suggest that 104 to 135 militants are ready to sneak into this side. He also said that some guides have crossed over to the other side of LoC and their movement and their families are under constant watch of security agencies.

Addressing the annual conference at BSF headquarters at Humhama on city outskirts, the IG BSF for Kashmir Frontier said that post ceasefire agreement in February last year, the situation has been peaceful on the LoC. “But our inputs suggest that there are 104 to 135 militants at the launch pads, who are ready to infiltrate into this side,” the IG BSF said.

He said that there are also reports that some guides have crossed over to the other side of the LoC. “Their movement is being tracked and their families are under constant watch. The primary job of the guide is to bring groups of militants along,” he said.

Asked about the drone threats on LoC, the IG BSF said that it guards 96 kms of LoC in Kashmir and the drone threat was real. “We are procuring our own drones to counter the drone threat. Besides, a series of measures are in place to deal with drone threats,” he said.

He said that last year 17.3 kg heroin worth Rs 88 Crore were seized on the LoC by BSF and all efforts are being made to foil bids aimed at transporting narcotics from LoC. He said that Taliban takeover in Afghanistan last year hasn’t affected J&K in any form so far, but “security agencies are monitoring situation closely.”kno

Locals In North Kashmir’s Kupwara Stage Protest Against Absence Of Doctors, Non-Availability Of Electricity

Locals In North Kashmir’s Kupwara Stage Protest Against Absence Of Doctors, Non-Availability Of Electricity

Kupwara, Jan 24: Locals from Drugmulla area of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district Monday staged a protest against the absence of doctors and Para-medical staff from Community Health Centre. They also raised slogans against PDD alleging that despite paying fatty bills, Drugmulla and its adjacent areas are reeling under darkness.

Eyewitnesses told that a large number of people assembled at Drugmulla Chowk and held a demonstration against the non-availability of doctors and Para-medic staff at Community Health Centre, Drugmulla.

They said that making Covid-19 an excuse, this Community Health Centre have been deprived of the staff.

“When you are going to deploy doctors for Covid-19 duties only, then who is going to take care of common patients,” the protesters said and alleged that patients have been suffering immensely due to the callous attitude of the Health Services officials.

They said not a single Covid-19 related case has been reported from the area and still, doctors and Para-medical staff have been posted for Covid-19 duties.

The protesters also raised slogans against Power Development Department for failing to provide electricity. “PDD even doesn’t follow its own schedule and resorts to power cuts at will. We pay hefty power bills but poor services,” they said. knt

R-Day: LG To Preside Over Main Function In Jammu, Advisor Bhatnagar At Srinagar, DDC, BDC, Municipal Chairpersons To Take Salutes At District, Sub-District, Block Headquarters

R-Day: LG To Preside Over Main Function In Jammu, Advisor Bhatnagar At Srinagar, DDC, BDC, Municipal Chairpersons To Take Salutes At District, Sub-District, Block Headquarters

Srinagar, Jan 23: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday said that Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha will preside over the main function on January 26 in Jammu while his Advisor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar will take a salute at Srinagar.

Moreover, District Development Council (DDC) chairpersons will preside over the main functions in their respective districts, according to a circular issued by the government. Block Development Council chairpersons and Presidents of Municipal bodies shall preside over and take salute in separate January 26 functions to be held at the concerned Sub-Divisional and Municipal headquarters, the circular.

The Lieutenant Governor will preside over the main Republic Day function to be held at MA Stadium Jammu here.

While the L-G’s Advisor R R Bhatnagar will preside over the function at Srinagar.

Also, incase of non-availability of any BDC & Municipal Chairperson, the Concerned SDMs, Tehsildars, and other senior officers have been authorized & designated to preside over the functions and take salutes respectively. gns

H&ME Dept J&K Mulls To Empower Administrators, PO’s, AO’s, It Is Clear Infringement On The Rights, Jurisdiction Of The Executive Heads Of Medical Institutions: MFA

H&ME Dept J&K Mulls To Empower Administrators, PO’s, AO’s, It Is Clear Infringement On The Rights, Jurisdiction Of The Executive Heads Of Medical Institutions: MFA

Srinagar, Jan 23: Health and Medical Education department in J&K has proposed to empower administrators, personal officers and administrative officers of Government Medical Colleges and Subordinate Departments of Health and Medical Education department, an official communique said Sunday.

As per the proposal, the duties, responsibilities and functions of the administrators, personal officers and administrative officers will be to look into matter of Supervision of Non-Gazetted employees, Personal matters of all employees ((Gazetted/Non Gazetted) viz. promotions, seniority lists, APRs, departmental enquiries/vigilance cases/in-situ promotions etc), Public Grievances and their redressal, Timely reference of vacancies, Ensuring updated seniority lists, as on 1 January of each calendar year, of all the categories of employees (Gazetted/Non Gazetted), Service records of all employees (Gazette & Non Gazetted),Service records of the staff engaged under academic arrangement, Records of staff engaged on outsourcing basis, Budget and Planning matters, Chairman of Survey Boards, Chairman of Local Purchase Committee up to Rs…., Training of Non-Gazetted Employees, All matters related to Estates Division of Medical College(s) particularly providing of accommodation to staff/students, maintenance of Government accommodations, electrification, sanitation, cleanliness in and around hostel premises etc, Monitoring of funds provided by the J&K NHM under various schemes and providing of utilization certificates thereof, Monitoring of Hospital Development Funds on monthly basis and its utilization thereof, RTI Act/Rules, All Information Technology (IT) related issues and timely updation of official website(s), Vigilance for the concerned Medical College(s)/departments, All the affairs of the students of the Medical college and AMT Schools with regard to admission/NMC procedures/Hostels/Wardens etc., Legal Matters, All matters related to service and utilities, Sanitation and cleanliness and Securities.

The proposal reads that  in order to settle the aforesaid issues, the hierarchical channel/pyramid for Government Medical College, Jammu/Srinagar for examining/routing the files and submitting the information to the Administrative Departments as well as concerned quarters shall be  administrative officers of GMC Srinagar/Jammu forwarding files to personal officers who will forward them to administrators of the said colleges except policy decisions/issues which shall be decided by the concerned Principal.

Furthermore in order to settle the issues, the hierarchical channel/pyramid for examining/routing the files and submitting the information to the Administrative Departments as well as concerned quarters, the concerned Administrative Officers of the  institutions namely Government Medical College, Kathua, Government Medical College Rajouri, Government Medical College, Doda, Government Medical College, Baramulla, Government Medical College, Anantnag, Indira Gandhi Government Dental College, Jammu, Government Dental College, Srinagar, Government Unani Medical College, Ganderbal, Government Ayurvedic Medical

College, Akhnoor, Directorate of Health & Family Welfare, MCH & Immunization, J&K and Drug and Food Control Organization, J&K shall directly route files to the concerned HoD/Principal respectively, the proposal Reads.

Meanwhile, Medical Faculty Association of government medical and dental college Srinagar said that the draft proposal regarding diversion of administrative powers of Principal Government Medical College Srinagar/Jammu to the Administrators of Associated Hospitals is clear infringement on the rights and jurisdiction of the executive heads of the medical institutions.

The association strongly feels that the draft-proposal amounts to degrading the chair of the Principals/Deans of the Government Medical Colleges of Srinagar and Jammu. It is a clear infringement on the rights and the jurisdiction of the executive heads of the medical institutions ensured by the National Medical Commission and the University Grants Commission, they said.

The proposal is against the best interests of patient care as the nuances of Healthcare and Medical Education can better be understood by an administrative head from a medical background, they added.

“The proposal is against the affairs of undergraduate/postgraduate/Postdoctoral students where Principal is signatory between National Medical Commission, the university of affiliation and the students. It is likely to adversely affect the recognition of the courses at all levels, the Association said.

The draft-proposal is demoralizing to the faculty members who are busy fighting unrelenting variants of Covid-19 like Omicron, delta, etc. in addition to their routine responsibilities of healthcare and medical education, it added.

The association said it would have no objection if the arrangement were part of national scheme applicable to all such institutions of the country. No such example is available from any medical institutions in any of the states or the Union Territories.

The Medical Faculty Association urges the government to not go ahead with the draft proposal so as to ensure the respect and the rights of the executive heads of medical institutions of repute like GMC Srinagar/Jammu and, hence, a cordial working atmosphere among various levels of administration is not disturbed.kno

Three Lower-Rung Officials To Run GMCs And Their Associated Hospitals, Jammu And Kashmir Admin Violates NCM Rules, Turns Principals Into Ceremonial Heads

Three Lower-Rung Officials To Run GMCs And Their Associated Hospitals, Jammu And Kashmir Admin Violates NCM Rules, Turns Principals Into Ceremonial Heads

Srinagar, Jan 23: At a time when the central government across the country is empowering health experts to lead the healthcare systems, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has handed over Government Medical Colleges of Jammu and Srinagar and their associated hospitals to lower-rung bureaucrats, a move that has drawn a flak from the medical experts and Medical Faculty Association (MFA) of GMC Srinagar.

The decision is in violation of National Medical Commission (NCM) guidelines wherein principals are administrative, clinical and academic heads of the medical colleges, experts say.

They say in modern India’s health policies the medical colleges are enshrined as independent academic bodies for academic and clinical excellence prototype of which are AIIMS, PGI, and JIPMER.

The move to turn Principals of these medical colleges into ceremonial heads is seen as a major setback to the healthcare system of Jammu and Kashmir.

The GMC Srinagar and its associated hospitals, which are at the forefront in the fight against the COVID, trauma, and other health emergencies, would be run by the three bureaucrats in a hierarchy, a senior health official said. “The decisions would be based on their administrative experience while patient care needs medicos to decide and prioritize,” he said.

Experts termed the government decision as bizarre and laced with contempt for the health experts and doctors.

They say it is amazing that an officer will be one time in animal husbandry, another time in revenue and third time in these health institutions.

The additional chief secretary Health and Medical Education Vivek Bhardwaj on Friday called a meeting to assign the duties and responsibilities to administrators, personal officers, and administrative officers of government medical colleges and subordinate departments of health and medical education department.

As per government order the files and information submitted to the administrative department will move upwards in hierarchical/pyramid pattern from administrative officers to Personal Officers to administrators of medical colleges of Srinagar and Jammu.

“The powers of the Principal Medical College will be given to an administrator who will decide about the fate of doctors, paramedics, HoDs, and budget everything. The principal will have no say,” another official said.

These officers have been assigned the job of all matters related to service and utilities, supervision of non-gazetted employees, personnel matters of all gazetted and non-gazetted of employees viz promotions, seniority list, APRs, departmental inquiries/vigilance cases, in-situ promotions etc. They will also look after public grievances, reference of vacancies, service records of all gazetted employees, budget and planning matters.

Government has also appointed them as heads of survey boards and local purchase committees.

These lower-rung officers will be responsible for conducting training of non-gazetted employees, monitoring of funds provided by the NRHM under various schemes, vigilance for the concerned medical colleges/departments, legal matters.

The decision has triggered resentment among the doctors and senior faculty members who are “planning a protest” against it.

They say the move is aimed to undermine the institution of medical professionalism and decades of experience in dealing with integral health systems.

“A middle rung bureaucrat who’s on tenure post as administrator and in a lower pay band than a professor in medical college would take months to understand the operationalization of medical colleges and associated hospitals,” said another expert.

A senior faculty member of GMC Srinagar said, “Principal isn’t just a senior medical teacher but an experienced administrator who runs their departments and has a definite understanding of running academics and patient care in unison,” he said.

The Medical Faculty Association (MFA) in a statement said that the draft proposal was a clear infringement on the rights and the jurisdiction of the executive heads of the medical institutions ensured by the National Medical Commission and the University Grants Commission.

The plan was against the affairs of undergraduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral students where the principal was a signatory between NMC, the university of affiliation and the students, it said.

It is likely to adversely affect the recognition of the courses at all levels.

“It is demoralizing to the faculty members who are busy fighting unrelenting variants of COVID-19 like Omicron, and Delta,” it said. “The doctors were doing it in addition to their routine responsibilities of healthcare and medical education.”

The statement further said no such precedent was available from any medical institutions in any of the states or union territories.

The MFA has urged the Lt Governor administration not to go ahead with the draft proposal.kdc