Body recovered

Greater Kashmir

Srinagar: Body of ‘Mufti-e-Azam’ of Sonawari (Varmul), Ghulam Ahmed Javid was recovered from a nallah in the backyard of a school in the area. He had gone missing under mysterious circumstances on Sunday midnight.
Reports quoting the Mufti’s family said he had gone out of the home at 1am following a knock at his door.
Since then his whereabouts were not known and the family was looking for him.
His body was spotted by some schoolchildren on Monday.

Police disrupts ISL exhibition
Revision of electoral rolls in Pulwama
Lok Adalat at Kangan
Power shutdown
Cosmetic surgery introduced at Classic hospital
JKMM remembers Nisar Jogi
IWS holds medical camp
HSS Sonawar condoles demise
FCIK postpones today’s meet
Wood suppliers welcome removal of form-25
PWU seeks immediate release of funds
KTMF miffed at govt
Shah still under house arrest
‘Education for all week’ commences at Budgam
India not sincere to solve K-issue: KMK

Police disrupts ISL exhibition

Srinagar: Police
disrupted a photo exhibition organised by Islamic Students League (ISL) at
Batmaloo here on Monday. Reports said when the activists of ISL were making
preparations to exhibit the photographs of "martyrs and victims of state
violence" at Batamaloo, a posse of police appeared on the spot and
disrupted the exhibition.

Revision of electoral rolls in Pulwama

Pulwama: As per directions of the Election Commission of
India, the Deputy Commissioner of the who is also District Election Officer
district has fixed following dates for the summary revision of electoral
rolls.The date for draft publication of rolls has been fixed May 1 while claims
and objections can be filled or read in Gram Sabha/Urban Local Bodies and
Resident Welfare Association meetings etc May 1 to May 30 and for disposal of
claims and objections and printing of supplements has been fixed July 28. INF

Lok Adalat at Kangan

Srinagar: A Lok Adalat held at Munsif Court, Kangan
recently presided over by Additional session Judge Syed Farooq decided seven
cases on spot. Seventeen cases were taken up in the Lok Adalat in which Munsif
Kangan Ali Nasir, a large number of advocates and litigants were present.INF

Power shutdown

Srinagar: According to Power Controller, Kashmir province
in order to carry out the stabilization, replacement of DW poles by steel
tabular poles and up-keep of the said line, shut down of 33 KV Chashmeshahi-TRC
line with the connected load of 30 MW shall take place on April 26, 27 from 9 am
to 6 pm. The power supply to the areas fed from the above line shall remain
affected on the said dates during this timing. However the essential load of the
TRC Receiving station shall be fed from the line Barbarshah-TRC line. INF

Cosmetic surgery introduced at Classic hospital

Srinagar: The cosmetic surgery has been introduced at
Classic Hospital, Hyderpora, Bypass, according a spokesman of the hospital. In a
statement, a spokesman of the Classic Hospital said, "The services of noted
plastic and cosmetic surgeon Dr C S Mehta (MCH) is available for consultation
and surgery."

JKMM remembers Nisar Jogi

Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Mass movement (JKMM) Monday paid
rich tributes to Shaheed Nisar Jogi on his 13
martyrdom anniversary. JKMM, at a condolence meeting at its head office here,
offered special prayers for martyrs and reiterated the pledge to take their
mission to its logical end, a party statement said.

IWS holds medical camp

Srinagar: Ikhlas Welfare Society (IWS) Monday organized a
free medical camp at Branpathri Tral in collaboration with Sub District Hospital
of the area.A statement here said "ZEO Tral assisted the camp by providing
them space at Girls Primary School at Branpathri and Lanzigund, and EGS Cadre
Branpathri."Medicines worth Rs one lakh were distributed among the
attendees most of whom included Gujjars of the area.140 students were found
anemic during medical tests.Meanwhile, the program was celebrated as a part of
education for all week that commenced today.

HSS Sonawar condoles demise

Srinagar: The staff and the students of Government Girls
Higher Secondary School, Sonawar, Srinagar, at a condolence meeting held here
Monday with its principal Nisar Ahmad in chair, expressed deep sorrow over the
sad demise of the father of Masooda Ahmad, staff member.The meeting prayed for
the peace to departed soul and strength and courage to the bereaved family to
bear this irreparable loss. The principal expressed his sympathies with
ex-principal of higher secondary school, Khonmoh, Mehmooda Ahmad and prayed for
departed soul.

FCIK postpones today’s meet

Srinagar: The Federation Chamber of Industries Kashmir (FCIK)
has postponed its general body meeting which was scheduled to be held on April
25. FCIK in a statement here today said the meeting has been postponed and the
new date of the meeting would be notified later on.Meanwhile, the federation has
asked the members to renew their membership at an earliest.

Wood suppliers welcome removal of form-25

Srinagar: All Kashmir Wood Supplier Private Limited
(Willow and Poplar Union) has welcomed government’s decision to withdraw
form-25 subjecting the wood suppliers to various difficulties in getting the
wood. A spokesman of the union in a statement here today said this was the long
pending demand of the wood suppliers. "We had been facing tremendous
difficulties in getting the wood released but now that the condition has been
removed it has relieved us," the statement said.The union has hailed the
former chief minister, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, forest minister Tariq Hamid Karra,
principal chief conservator of forest, S D Satantra, chief conservator of forest
Lal Chand, Justice N A Kakru, for relieving the wood suppliers of the
difficulties. The union has also appreciated the efforts of all the valley-based
wood suppliers for their determination and dedication to get the said conditions
removed by the government.Meanwhile, the union has decided to conduct a one-day
convention. It has sought the presence of all wood suppliers and others who have
helped the union in the convention. GKNS

PWU seeks immediate release of funds

Srinagar: The Piece Workers (sub-contractors) Union
Kashmir has sought immediate release of funds from the JKPCC. The union came
down heavily today on the authorities of J&K Project Construction
Corporation (JKPCC) accusing them of stopping the payment in favour of the
contractors and subjecting them to untold miseries. In a statement here today
the union said over Rs 80 crore liability on account of different works carried
out by the contractors are outstanding with the JKPCC. "Time and again we
have requested for the release of this huge chunk of money but the authorities
at the top in JKPCC are dillydallying," the statement said.In a meeting
held under the chairmanship of Ghulam Qadir Guru, chairman and also attended by
vice chairman Abdul Rashid Khanyari, the contractors said that they have been
facing tremendous problems for want of money. The meeting was informed that even
as the government is making allotment of funds, the same are withhold by the
authorities in JKPCC. "They are keeping this amount in FDRs and exploiting
the poor contractors," the statement said.The union has appealed the chief
minister to issue directions to the MD JKPCC to clear the pending liability of
the contractors as also to release funds for fresh and upcoming works so that
the contractors can be relieved of the current problems. GKNS

KTMF miffed at govt

Srinagar, Apr 25: Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers
Federation (KTMF) today said the flawed traffic mechanism in the city has caused
huge losses to the business community. In a statement here today the KTMF came
down heavily on the government accusing it of adopting anti-trader and
anti-consumer policies. "Despite repeated reminders the government is not
bringing any improvement in the traffic system in the city," the statement
said.The federation also took a dig at the authorities in Commercial Tax
Department. "The Kashmir traders are being harassed and put to harsh
checking at the Lakhanpur check post," the statement said.The federation
has appealed the government to withdraw VAT and issue necessary directions to
the authorities at Lakhanpur check post to abstain from creating unnecessary
hurdles for the traders of Kashmir, the statement said.

Shah still under house arrest

Srinagar, Apr 24: Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom
Party (DFP) president Shabir Ahmad Shah continues to be under house arrest for
the third consecutive day today, according to a DFP spokesman.Meanwhile, a joint
delegation from Netherlands and Germany today met the DFP president Shabir Shah
at his residence here where he has been placed under house arrest. Shah told
delegation that the CBMs between India and Pakistan had no positive impact on
the ground situation in Kashmir. He apprised the members about the human rights
violations allegedly by the Indian security forces.

‘Education for all week’ commences at Budgam

Budgam, Apr 24: In connection with "Education for
all Week," an impressive function was organized by the cultural wing of
Chief Education Office, Budgam at Girls Higher Secondary School here
Monday.Nearly 1000 female students representing various educational institutions
of the district besides prominent citizens and locals participated.Speakers
deliberated in detail on the means and aims of the "Education for All
Week" while as students read out their papers on the topic.While
highlighting the main objective of "Education for all Week," the
Additional Deputy Commissioner Budgam, who was the chief guest on the occasion,
called upon the students not to confine the benefits of education to their
individual levels but accommodate those who are yet to be brought within its
ambit. He said the week provides an opportunity to work towards achieving the
goal.While referring to the literacy rate in the district, the Chief Education
Officer Budgam said the students have to play an active role in eradicating
illiteracy from the district.INF

India not sincere to solve K-issue: KMK

Srinagar, Apr 24: Expressing serious concern over the alleged forcible
occupation of farmers’ land at Koil Awantipora in Pulwama district of south
Kashmir by army for the construction airport, the Muslim Khawateen Markaz (MKM)
chairperson Yasmeena Raja on Monday alleged that besides illegally occupying the
state, the Indian rulers were all set to pauperize its people economically.