Dr Farooq contributes Rs 10 lakhs to Amar Singh college

Greater Kashmir

Srinagar: Former chief minister and president Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association Dr Farooq Abdullah visited Amar Singh College and took stock of the infrastructure and playing grounds, a statement issued by the college said.
 Dr Farooq made a contribution of Rs ten lakhs from his constituency development fund for the development of cricket field, the statement further said. The president of JKCA expressed satisfaction over the developments taking place in the college and assured the college authorities of his full support to bring the institution at par with other leading colleges of the country, the statement further added.

Dr Fai discharged from hospital
Islamabad: The Executive Director of Washington-based Kashmiri American Council; Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai was released from the Inova Fairfax Hospital on Tuesday following his recent surgery. 
 Dr. Fai complained of headache for which he was evaluated by his physician. After thorough evaluation by the Neurosurgical team he underwent a successful surgical procedure. Terming his condition as stable, the Neurosurgical team concluded that the bleeding has not only stopped but he has stabilized as well.
 The Neurosurgical team will monitor Dr. Fai for the next seven to ten days under physical rest and will re-evaluate him for complete recovery till he resumes all his duties.
 Meanwhile, Dr. Fai’s family and the Kashmiri American Council expressed have their gratitude to all well-wishers.

Health Officer checks City markets
Srinagar: The Health officer, Srinagar Municipal Corporation Dr Riyaz Ahmad on Tuesday visited different markets in the city to check food quality.
 Accompanied by Municipal Magistrate SR Gandhi and food inspectors, Dr Riyaz destroyed a large quantity of sub-standard milk and food items being sold in different markets, an SMC spokesman said in a statement.
 He said 200 challans were produced before the magistrate against various shopkeepers.
 The SMC had directed the food establishments/vendors to get their licenses renewed in 15 days.
 Meanwhile the SMC has launched a massive drive for dog eradication here. The SMC spokesman said all the areas of the city would be covered in a phased manner and priority would be given to those areas wherefrom many complaints were received by the SMC.
 The SMC has appealed to the public to provide their full support for ensuring better civic amenities in the city. GKNN

2 youth drown in Aharabal waterfall
Malik Abdus Salam

Islamabad, Aug 28: Two youth drowned in Aharabal water fall in south Kashmir’s Shopain district on Tuesday, police said.
 A police official said two youth Shoaib Ashraf Bhat son of Muhammad Ashraf Bhat and Bashir Ahmed Bhat son of Ghulam Ahmed Bhat residents of Bagat Barzulla who had come on a picnic to Aharabal, fell in the water fall this afternoon. “Efforts are on to retrieve the bodies,” the official added.

Car stolen
Srinagar: A Maruti car was stolen from down town here last week.
 The white coloured Maruti car of Bashir Ahmed Makdoomi bearing Chasis no 1374113, Engine no. 1923274 was stolen from  Dawodiya Masjid at Kolipora in Khanyar.  

Raksha Bandhan celebrated
Srinagar: Raksha Bandhan,  a festival symbolising the special bond between a brother and a sister was Tuesday celebrated throughout the Kashmir valley and Ladakh region.
 Jammu and Kashmir Governor Lt General (Retd) S K Sinha and Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad facilitated the people on the occasion and expressed the hope that the unique festival this year would be a harbinger of peace and development in the state.

District cricket forum organizing cricket tourney 
Srinagar: The District Cricket Forum Islamabad is organizing summer shield invitational cup from September 1.
 The forum has invited all registered teams to participate .The entry forms for the tournament can be availed from GM Sports Islamabad, Wani Telecom Mattan and Safdar Noor Salroo Bijbehara.

Chanapora-A defeats Star Club
Srinagar: In the Nissar Memorial Football tournament organized by District Football Association Budgam at Mini Stadium Chanapora one match was played on Monday.
 In the match Chanapora-A defeated Star Club in a tiebreaker by 9-8 goals. In the allotted time both teams were not able to score goal. The fate of the match was decided by tiebreaker in which Chanapora-A defeated Start club by 9-8. In the tournament 24 teams of district Budgam are competition against each for the title.

Inter College Handball tourney
Srinagar: Government Physical College Ganderbal lifted the Inter College Handball championship by defeating Government Degree College (GDC) Varmul in the final at Kashmir University Ground on Tuesday.
 At the end of first half Physical College was leading GDC Varmul by 7-5 goals. In second half Physical College stepped up the attack and scored four goals. On the other hand GDC Varmul scored only two goals. Physical College won the match by 11-7 points.
 The tournament was organized by Directorate of Physical education and Sports Kashmir University.  

Inter College women’s Kho–Kho
Srinagar: The final match of the Inter College women’s Kho-Kho tournament was played at Kashmir University on Tuesday.
 In the final, Degree College Sopur defeated Post Graduate (PG) Department of Kashmir University by 20-10 points. The tournament was organized by Directorate of Physical Education and Sports Kashmir University.

Inter-district throw ball tournament
Srinagar: The inter-district throw ball tournaments of Kashmir Province in all age groups for both boys and girls kicked off at Youth Hostel Srinagar on Tuesday.
 The competitions began with the matches of girl’s under-19 category. In first match of the District Srinagar defeated District Kupwara by 2-0 sets while as in second match District Budgam defeated District Kupwara by 2-0 sets.
 In boys under-19 category first match was played between District Budgam and District Kupwara. Budgam won the match by 2-0 sets while as in second match District Kupwara defeated District Pulwama by 2-0 sets. 

Inter-district softball tourney
Srinagar: The inter-district softball tournaments organized by Youth Services and Sports department kicked off at SP Higher Secondary School Srinagar on Tuesday.
 On the Inaugural day, a match in under-19 boy’s category was played between District Srinagar and District Varmul. In the match District Srinagar thrashed District Varmul by 10-0 homes.   

B-division football tourney
Srinagar: The B-Division football league of J&K football Association is in full swing at Polo Ground west Srinagar and three matches are being played everyday.
 In the first match played on Monday Chinar Sports defeated Safalloo-B by 3-0 goals while as in second match Arafat Sports got walk over against YMC. In third match water Works thrashed Friends Club Jamalatta by 5-0 goals.
 Earlier on Sunday, Sulaiman Sports defeated Kashmir Sports by 2-1 goals while as in second match Sultan Sports defeated Shaheen Sports by 1-0 goals. In third match Green Sports defeated Solina Sports by 2-0 goals.   

Inter-district handball tournaments starts
Srinagar: The Inter District Handball tournaments of Kashmir Province in all age groups of boys and girls organized by Youth Services and Sports department kicked off at Youth Hostel Srinagar on Tuesday.
 On the inaugural day only girl’s competitions were held. In under-14 category District Varmul defeated District Srinagar by 8-0 goals while as in second match District Varmul defeated District Pulwama by 5-0 goals.
 In under-19 category, District Varmul defeated District Srinagar by 5-0 and District Budgam defeated District Srinagar by 2-0.
 In under-17 category the match between District Pulwama and District Srinagar ended in a draw with both teams scoring a goal each. In second match District Varmul defeated District Budgam by 4-2 goals while as in third match District Varmul defeated District Srinagar by 2-1 goals.
 The tournaments are organized by Department of Youth Services and Sports and 12 districts of Kashmir Province are participating in it.

Lok adalat at Sopur on August 31
Srinagar: A Lok Adalat will be held at court complex, Sopur on August 31, 2007. Interested litigants who are interested to settle their cases through this lok adalat have been asked to contact the concerned authorities of Tehsil Legal Service Committee Sopur well in time .

FASE for closure of liquor shops
Srinagar:  Forum Against Social Evils (FASE), at a meeting held here on Monday, demanded immediate closure of all government and private wine shops.
 The Forum, in a statement, said if government failed to take positive for the closure of wine shops, the people would be forced to take direct action.
 The Forum also demanded that the government should review the functioning of all the unrecognized orphanages.
 The Forum appealed to the people to constitute welfare committees in every locality to prevent any immoral and obscene activity.     

Leopard injures man
Srinagar: In yet another incident of man-animal conflict, a leopard attacked and injured a man in frontier district of Kupwara  in north Kashmir on Tuesday, police said.
 A police official said the leopard pounced on Ghulam Muhammad Beigh, 45, son of Abdul Ahad, near Wader Payeen Zachaldara in Handwara when he was working in his paddy field.
  The official said the villagers on hearing his screams reached the spot and rescued him from the clutches of the beast. “The injured was hospitalized,” the official added.

TIC organizes debate in Uri
Uri: Tehsil Information Centre Uri organized a debate on ‘Role of Government in the Rehabilitation of earthquake victims’ in Middle School Uri today. Fifteen students participated in the contest which was presided over by SDM. Zia Mushtaq, Aabid Hussain and Auzma Shafi bagged Ist, 2nd and 3rd positions respectively and were awarded by Information department.

Interview of CIC Operator Qaimoh on September 6
Islamabad: According to Deputy Commissioner, Kulgam the interview of candidates who have applied for the post of CIC Operator for Qaimoh shall be conducted on Sept 6, 2007 at 10:30 am in his office chambers. The candidates have to produce all the relevant documents in original before the selection committee on the date of interview.

Admission in ITI Tangdhar from August 31
Kupwara: According to Superintendent, Industrial Training Institute Tangdhar, the admission for different trades have commenced from August 31, 2007. The interested youth have been asked to get themselves registered with the ITI during working hours.
 The ITI has been established by the department of Technical Education department recently at Tangdhar.

Debate organized at Wanigam
Pattan: A debate on ‘dowry bane or boon’ was held at Public High School Wanigam, Pattan yesterday. Ten students of the school participated in the debate organized by Tehsil Information Centre Pattan.
 Shabnum Maqbool 9th class, Ameena Rashid 10th and Salees Ahmed Shah 10th bagged Ist, 2nd, and 3rd positions respectively and were awarded by the Information department.

Hajj training for Pulwama Aazmeen
Srinagar: The selected Aazmeen of Pulwama district would be imparted training at Mir Sahib Masjid Wushabug, Pulwama on September 5, 2007.


‘Asthal receiving contaminated water’
Srinagar: The residents of Asthal Kulgam have complained that they are receiving contaminated water from the past many weeks.
 A delegation from the area told Greater Kashmir that many people have fallen sick due to the consumption of the water. They urged the higher officials of the concerned department to take immediate action in this regard.

CRPF function
Srinagar: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Srinagar Sector Monday organised a programme at Tagore Hall to observe Raksha Bandhan and peaceful passing of the I-Day 2007 in valley.
 On the occasion many performances were performed. After the event Rakhis received from all over the country were distributed among CRPF troopers.