Control rooms for Hajj info

Srinagar: The district administration Srinagar has set up control rooms for providing information regarding Hajj-2006. The interested persons have been advised to contact control room at TRC on Cell ...

Srinagar: The district administration Srinagar has set up control rooms for providing information regarding Hajj-2006. The interested persons have been advised to contact control room at TRC on Cell Nos: 9419733828 and 9419570930 and control room at Deputy Commissioner's office on Cell Nos: 9419013122 and 9419012119.

7 arrested in City
Golf Course employees meet
DC reviews land retrieval drive
Karnah-Kupwara road to be opened in 2 days
Vet official suspended
Hajj pilgrims to collect documents
APHC (G) seminar today

7 arrested in City

Srinagar: Seven
persons were detained by troops and police in separate raid across the city on
Saturday. Local news agency CNS said troops arrested an auto driver Muhammad
Sabir Sheikh son of Abdur Rahman of Shaheed Gunj and Muhammad Ayoub Dar son of
Ghulam Muhammad of Manzgam during a raid at Nishat. Troops arrested Manzoor
Ahmad Bhat son of Abdul Ahad of Noor Bagh and Farooq Ahmad Mir son of Ghulam
Muhammad of Bandipora during a raid at Safa Kadal. In Soura, police arrested two
youth, including a student, whose identity could not be established.

Golf Course employees meet

Srinagar, Dec 9: Royal Spring Course Golf Course
Employees' Welfare Union (RSCGCEWU), at a meeting on Friday with general
secretary EJAC(A) Nusrat Ahmad Beigh in chair, discussed at length the problems
faced by the employees and formulated a strategy to seek speedy resolution of
these problems. The meeting was among other attended by Union president Farooq
Ahmad Khan, Haji Muhammad Hussain of EJAC(A), M Rajab, A M Mir, F S Zargar and
Altaf Hussain Sheikh. The EJAC president Muhammad Khursheed Alam is scheduled to
participate in the next meeting.

DC reviews land retrieval drive

Varmul: To discuss various matters regarding to SRO
issued by the Government recently relating to retrieval of illegally occupied
state land and granting ownership rights upto 10 kanals in lieu of prices,
Deputy Commissioner Varmul, Baseer Ahmed Khan today convened a meeting of SDMs,
Tehsilders, Girdawaras and Patwaris of the District at here today in which
threadbare discussion was held to implement the SRO in letter and spirit.
Various steps of implementation of the SRO were discussed and it was impressed
upon the revenue agencies to work hard with dedication to implement the SRO.

Karnah-Kupwara road to be opened in 2 days

Kupwara: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Basharat Ahmad
convened officers meeting regarding availability of essential commodities, snow
clearance and maintenance of various services in the district at Kupwara
today.The Divisional Commissioner was informed that all the essential roads have
been cleared and Karnah-Kupwara road will be opened for vehicular traffic within
next 2 days. Electricity has been restored in the district upto large extent.
The concerned department heads were also present.

Vet official suspended

Islamabad, : Deputy Commissioner Islamabad G.M. Peer
during his tour of Pahalgam Tehsil issued orders for immediate suspension of
Stock Assistant veterinary unit Pahalgam, Nisar Ahmad Bhat, for being absent
from duty. It is pertinent to mention here that locals had registered complaint
against Nisar Ahmad, who they maintained habitually shrinking work.

Hajj pilgrims to collect documents

Pulwama: According to Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, the
Hajj pilgrims who are leaving for pilgrimage on December 16, 2006 are informed
to collect their travel documents from Hajj DC office Pulwama on December 10
from 9.30 pm.Meanwhile, the pilgrims belonging to Kupwara district selected
under additional quota have also been informed collected their travel documents
from DC office Kupwara on December 10 and 11, 2006.

APHC (G) seminar today

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) is organising a seminar
on "International Human Rights Day and situation in Kashmir" at
Jehangir Hotel on Sunday, December 10 at 1.45 pm. The seminar will be presided
over by Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

Sonia turns 60

New Delhi: Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia
Gandhi turned 60 today, as the party celebrated it as a ''uniquely
sentimental'' birthday.

'Take a cue from Sheherbeen'

Srinagar, Dec 9: The success of Sheherbeen, a
programme in Urdu from Radio Kashmir broadcast regularly has prompted Prasar
Bharati to issue a directive to launch similar programme in All India Radio's
Northern and Central Region.Now from January 1 next year a weekly programme
similar to Sheherbeen in respective languages for AIR stations in Delhi,
Jalandhar, Shimla, Rohtak, Lucknow, Raipur and Bhopal will be aired with a
duration of 20-30 minutes, a Prasar Bharati statement said Saturday."All
station directors of the capital stations are also requested to find out the
feasibility of other AIR stations in their respective states relaying these
programmes," the statement added. GKNS

Pilgrims' relatives accuse govt

Srinagar: Relatives of pilgrims who left for the Hajj few
days ago have accused the State Hajj Committee of cheating in the allotment of
accommodation in Makkah. A delegation of relatives told Greater Kashmir
that their family members had paid money for accommodation in 'B' category
while the state government has kept them in 'E' and 'F' category.
"My father Master Asadullah Parray and mother Atiqa Begum of Kulgam left
for the pilgrimage on December 7 under cover No. 1483. But they were shocked to
find themselves in 'E' category instead of 'B' for which they had
applied and paid for," Javaid Ahmad said. "We appeal the Divisional
Commissioner to look into the matter otherwise we will come on streets and file
a cheating case in court," the delegation said. The Divisional
Commissioner, who is also convenor of State Hajj Committee, was not available
for comment. GKNS

NC flays govt

Srinagar: National Conference provincial president Dr Mehboob Beg today
alleged non-availability of essential commodities in the valley had belied all
claims of the minister for consumer affairs Taj Mohi-ud-Din. Addressing a
meeting of NC workers here, Dr Beg alleged that people of valley were facing lot
of hardship due to non-availability LPG and kerosene. "People go to the gas
dealers with empty cylinders after the gas is consumed but they return their
homes with disappointment after waiting for hours in queue," said Dr Beg.
He also alleged non-availability of rice, sugar and flour at ration depots in
the valley. Dr Beg alleged that non-availability of essential commodities and
skyrocketing of market prices following the closure of Srinagar-Jammu highway
had broken the back of consumers in valley. "Many areas in the valley have
been plunged into the darkness for want of power supply," he said.

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