Guv’s sectt to close on Oct 29
Srinagar: The Governor’s secretariat will close here on October 29 for annual durbar move to Jammu. According to a circular issued by Principal Secretary to Governor, all communications meant for the Governor and his staff, which can’t reach Raj Bhavan, Srinagar before October 29 may be addressed to Raj Bhavan, Jammu till further intimation. The officer telephone numbers of the Governor at Raj Bhavan, Jammu are 2544989, 2544939 and his residence 2544989, 2544939. The office telephone numbers of Principal Secretary to Governor are 2542980, 2542902 and 2544870 (fax) and 09419087635 (mobile).
Hajjis emigration, custom clearance at Srinagar
Srinagar, Oct 12: On the persistent requests of the Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, the Centre has decided to conduct the emigration check and custom clearance of the Hajj pilgrims from Srinagar Airport only, an official spokesman said. The custom clearance and emigration check facility at Srinagar Airport would start accordingly on October 14. The step is expected to benefit thousands of Hajj pilgrims from the state performing Hajj this year, he added.
4th batch of Hajjis departs
Srinagar, Oct 12: The 4th batch of 253pilgrims left for performing Hajj today, an official spokesman said. He said Hajjis included 139 male and 114 female pilgrims. In all 1012 pilgrims have left so far from Srinagar International Airport to Jeddah.The pilgrims were seen off at the airport by Director, Airport Authority, Management of State Hajj Committee and divisional administration, he added.
MANUU B Ed exam from Oct 18
Srinagar: The B.Ed examination, regular session 2009-10, being conducted by the College of Teachers’ Education, Maulana Azad National Urdu University Srinagar, is commencing from October 18. “The said examination was previously scheduled in the first week of August, but was postponed due the unavoidable circumstances. Students are directed to report the college of education Bhagat Barzulla here on October 14 to collect their hall ticket,” said the principal of College in a statement.
SKIMS survey on osteoporosis
Srinagar: The Department of Endocrinology, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Soura is conducting a survey on Osteoporosis in Kashmir for information and education of general public and policy makers about the prevention of the disease. According to the Additional Professor of the Department, Dr Shariq Masoodi, those intending to participate in the survey could log on to http://ugcnetset.com/default.aspx. “Osteoporosis is silent, but the drastic consequence of the disease is visible in the lives of millions of sufferers worldwide. This survey is aimed at finding out the awareness about the disease and the information shared would be strictly confidential”, he said.
Students seek enhancement in LLM seats at KU
Srinagar: A group of students today appealed to the vice-chancellor Kashmir University to enhance the intake capacity of students for the LL.M programme. The students said the University had not conducted entrance examination for the stream in 2009. “If the University had conducted the examination last year 14 students would have got admission. Since the test was not conducted, it doubled the competition among the students. It would be appreciated if University officials will consider an increase in number of seats from 14-20,” students said.
JKLF condemns raid on office bearer’s residence
Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front has condemned the raids on the house of its district secretary for Kupwara, Muhammad Rafiq War by the armed forces, terming it undemocratic. “The police and army have been raiding War’s house and harassing the inmates,” Front said in a statement, adding the police and other forces were committing excesses on political leaders and activists. “War is a political activist and the armed forces are raiding his house and harassing his family without any reason.”
Mir condemns arrest spree
Srinagar: JKLF (R) senior vice-president, Javid Ahmad Mir has condemned the arrest of youth, terming it an attempt to suppress the ongoing movement.
In a statement, Mir said on one hand the authorities were announcing the release of the detained youth and on the other they continued arresting more people. He said four youth Abid Beg of Chinkral Mohalla, Fazil Khanyari of Kawdara, Asif Zargar of Saraf Kadal and Ubaid Ganie of Nowhatta had been arrested is past few weeks. “They have been shifted to an undisclosed destination without ascertaining any charge. Their families are worried about their welfare. The arrests expose the Government for using suppressive tactics to suppress the aspirations of Kashmiri and the ongoing movement,” Mir added.
+2 lecturers for implementation of govt order
Srinagar: Hailing the government order on the maintenance of the seniority of headmasters, ZEOs and principals of school education at divisional level, the J&K Plus Two Lecturers’ Forum president, Muhammad Usman Malik has sought its immediate implementation. The government order No. 564-Edu of 2009 dated 15-07-2009, issued by the secretary to government education department, reads: “It is here by ordered that the seniority of headmasters and equivalent, lecturers, zonal education officers and equivalent and principals of higher secondary schools and equivalent of school education department shall be regulated/maintained separately at divisional level under the provision of J&K civil service (classification control and appeal) rules, 1956 after giving every member free option to choose either of the two divisions.” The order followed the cabinet decision No. 74/6/2009 dated 13-06-2009.
JAKAF concerned at killings, arrests
Srinagar: Joint Association of Kashmiris’ Affected Families (JAKAF) has expressed concern over the killing and arrest of civilians by the armed forces in Kashmir. “The killings and arrests of civilians continue unabated despite assurances by the government. It is obvious that the state government has failed to protect the lives of people in Kashmir and it has been rendered to the status of rubber stamp,” said the Association in a statement.
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