Crackdown in Sheikhbagh

Srinagar: Troopers of paramilitary CRPF’s 131 battalion cordoned off the Forest Lane and Sheikh Bagh area in heart of Srinagar on Thursday and carried out frisking and identification parade of the pe...

Srinagar: Troopers of paramilitary CRPF's 131 battalion cordoned off the Forest Lane and Sheikh Bagh area in heart of Srinagar on Thursday and carried out frisking and identification parade of the people.Reports said the troopers sealed the Forest Lane and asked the civilians to assemble in Sheikh Bagh park, where they were subjected to an identification parade. No arrests were however made.Women members of the CRPF also frisked females near Palladium Lane in Lal Chowk."We were asked absurd questions," local news agency CNS quoted the women as saying.

JKLF's diplomatic bureaus
CAPD books shopkeepers
No rift with LeT: HM
40 cft timber seized
Vaccination for Hajj pilgrims of Varmul
UGC sanctions WSC to Women's College

JKLF's diplomatic bureaus

Srinagar, Nov 9: The
Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front on Thursday announced creation of diplomatic
bureaus in several countries across the globe, which will advocate complete
independence of the state.The bureaus, according to a statement, have been
created by JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik in consultation with the party
leadership in both parts of Kashmir.The bureaus will be headed by the US-based
senior JKLF leader Raja Muzaffar. They will also include Haleem Khan, Altaf
Ahmad Qadri, Muhammad Younis Chowdhary, Azmat A Khan, and Prof Liyaqat.

CAPD books shopkeepers

Srinagar: The Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution
Department (CAPD) on Thursday launched a campaign against bakers (nanwais) for
charging exorbitant rates from the customers.According to a spokesman of the
department, a joint team of the CAPD and Metrology Department visited Nowpora,
Sonwar, Urdu Bazaar, Dalal Mohalla and Khanyar and booked 10 nanwais for not
possessing weighing scale and selling the bread at higher rates. Meanwhile, the
team also recovered Rs 7000 from other shopkeepers booked under weights and
measures act.

No rift with LeT: HM

Srinagar: Hizbul Mujahideen militant group has termed
reports of its rift with Lashkar-e-Toiba outfit as baseless and untrue.In a tele-statement
to CNS, the Hizb spokesman Junaid-ul-Islam said, "There are no
differences among the cadres of Mujahideen groups and they are carrying forward
the mission together." Islam alleged that some Jammu-based newspapers were
indulging in false propaganda against the militant groups.

40 cft timber seized

Srinagar: The Forest Protection Force Gama Unit K-07
Varmul in its drive against timber smugglers has seized one truck bearing No
JKOIB/0393 loaded with illegal charcoal of 162 bags at Sangrama Forest
Protection check post. In two other raids conducted on the same day in Doaabgah
area, one joinery mill owned by Barkat Ahmad Khuroo has been sealed wherein Deo/kail
swan green finished 16 cft timber and 24.83 cft of Deo/kail big green sleepers
axe cut have been seized.

Vaccination for Hajj pilgrims of Varmul

Srinagar: The vaccination programme for the intending
Hajj pilgrims of Varmul district is being conducted from November 11.The
intending pilgrims of Varmul will be vaccinated at district hospital Varmul on
November 11, Sopur on November 13 at DP Dhar Hospital Sopur, Pattan on November
14, at Sub District Hospital, Pattan, Bandipora on November 15 at Sub District
Hospital Bandipora, Sonawari on November 16, at Sub District Hospital, Hajan,
Rafiabad on Nov 17, at Block Medical office Dangiwacha, Uri on November 18, at
Sub District Hospital, Uri, Tangmarg on Nov 19, at Sub District hospital.
Tangmarg and Gurez on Nov 20, 2006 at block office, Gurez.

UGC sanctions WSC to Women's College

Srinagar: Women's College, MA Road, Srinagar has got
sanctions from the University Grants of Commission for establishing a Women's
Study Center (WSC), a statement said Thursday.Prof Jaya Inderson and Pam Rajput
of UGC during the meeting with the authorities and students of the college held
on November 3 and 4, discussed the issues related to women and sanctioned the
center to the college.Principal of the college, Dr Zeenat Ara has expressed her
gratitude to the experts for approving the center to the college.

11 Lok Adalats disposes 1295 cases

Srinagar: This year 11 Lok Adalats were held in Srinagar,
which disposed off 1295 cases. The Principal and District Sessions Judge
Srinagar Muhammad Yaqoob Mir disclosed this at a function here. He said Rs
1,15,36,000 were awarded as compensation in accident claim cases and over Rs 37
lakhs were recovered as fine in traffic violation cases. He said two Lok Adalats
will be held every month and asked people to come forward fearlessly for
resolution mutual disputes by way of alternate dispute resolution system.
Earlier, he presided over a Lok Adalat which disposed off several cases.

VF celebrates school completion

Srinagar: 70 Infantry Brigade of Victor Force on Thursday
organised a function to celebrate the completion of final phase of construction
for Army Goodwill school at Balapur in Shopian, a statement said.

Information dept condoles demise

Srinagar: A condolence meeting of the functionaries of
department of Information and Public Relations chaired by Director of
Information Khawaja Farooq Renzu was held today to condole the passing away of
father of Cultural Officer of the Department Mr . Sajad Hussain. The meeting
expressed sympathy with the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed

Shariq Bakshi's anniversary observed

Srinagar, Nov 9: Martyrdom anniversary of Shariq Bakhshi,
who was slain in 1997 at Peer Bagh area in an encounter, was observed on
Thursday.A condolence meeting in this connection was held at Martyrs Graveyard,
Barzulla. The condolence meeting was organized by the Islamic Students League (ISL).
Besides members of ISL, Shaheed Shariq's friends and relatives also
participated in it.

Officials suspended for culvert collapse

Srinagar, Nov 9: Minister of State for Health Peer
Muhammad Hussain has expressed shock at the death of Ghulam Nabi due to culvert
collapse at Nagnarian in Shangas area. He has extended sympathy with the
bereaved family.Meanwhile Director Rural Development Kashmir placed under
suspension Mehraj-ud-Din Incharge Assistant Engineer Manzoor Ahmad Zargar Junior
Engineer and Mohammad Yousuf Wani works supervisor under suspension as the said
culvert has been constructed by the Rural Development Department and the said
officials were incharge of construction.The Executive Engineer, Rural
Engineering wing Islamabad has been asked to conduct preliminary enquiry.

Seminar in Kangan

Kangan, Nov 9: On National Legal Service day Thursday, a
seminar was organised Tehsil Legal Service Committee Kangan at Munsiff court
Kangan.Judicial Magistrate Kangan Alnasir chaired the seminar. While as the
Additional District and Session Judge Bank Cases Syed Farooq was chief guest on
the occasion. The seminar was attended by cross section of people including
University students. On National Legal Service day today, several Lok Adalats
were organised here disposing number of cases. He said this year 11 Lok Adalats
were held which disposed off 1295 cases

Double-shift system landed us in double trouble: Contractors

Srinagar: All Jammu and Kashmir Sultaniya Contractors
Union has alleged that the double shift system started by this government has
landed the valley contractors in double trouble. The Union, at a general body
meeting held here yesterday under the presidentship of Noor-ul-Huda, discussed
at length the difficulties encountered by the contractors as a result of double
shift gift to them by the government. "We were working in single shift
investing the amount to that extent but double shift put us to double trouble.
We would get payment when the funds were released. Now we are banging the doors
of treasuries from months together but to no avail," said a spokesman of
the Union, adding that "Double shift work system has thrown us in double
'creditors' i.e, transporters, suppliers, skilled workers, labourers.
Bankers are going to take us to court of law for non-payment of their dues at
due time."The Union has appealed to the chief minister, the finance
minister and PWD minister for immediate release of funds and payment of works to
the contractors.

Nurses demand filling up of vacant posts

Srinagar, Nov 9: Female Nurses Association (FNA) of Srinagar has urged
the state government to fill up all the vacant posts, issue the DPC orders,
promotion orders, and create new posts at the earliest.In a statement, a
spokesperson of the FNA said that a meeting of the association presided over by
Ms Zariefa was held here on Tuesday. "Due to the shortage of staff,
patients face immense hardships. According to the MCI rules one nurse has to
look after four patients; however here one nurse has to take care of 100
patients," the statement added. It further said that Health Minister had
assured the nursing fraternity that their genuine demands would be looked into
and the services of the employees working on ad hoc basis for last 18 years
would be regularized.(GKNS)

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