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3-day snow festival concludes at Gulmarg

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Time old Gujjar “Jirgas” under threat of extinction in J&K : Study

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The Tribal Judicial system ‘Jirga’ popular in Gujjars of Jammu and Kashmir since centuries will becoming a history of past in next few decades if timely steps are not being taken by State legislature for its recognition and protection by making these " Tribal Courts" constitutionally valid through an enactment said a latest study conducted by Tribal Research and Cultural Foundation a premier organization of Gujjars of Indian States. Dr. Javaid Rahi Secretary Tribal Foundation said that during study it was found that this oldest popular system of justice needs immediate legal recognitions otherwise this tradition will extinct in next few decades.“Jirgas are still popular in Tribal Areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan and enjoying legal sanctity but in Jammu and Kashmir this system is surviving since centuries without constitutional safeguards” said Dr. Rahi and added “we consider this traditional judicial system as a vibrant instrument of our cultural heritage and …

Gujjars san representation in 10 major JK Govt. Depts.: Survey

JAMMU DEC 6: A latest survey conducted by Tribal Research and Cultural Foundation (TRCF) revealed that the representation of Gujjars, the third largest community in the State is almost negligible in 10 Major Government Institutions of Jammu and Kashmir. They are having no say in any decision making bodies of the State that’s why they are lagging behind in every sphere of life, the survey said.National Secretary of the Foundation, Mr Javed Rahi while releasing the survey said that they have chosen 10 major government institutions for conducting this survey. The survey was aim at to know the reasons of backwardness of Gujjars in the state who constitute more than 20% of the total population of the State whereas Scheduled Tribe since 1991 getting 10% reservation in government jobs. According to survey conducted in all 32 departments in civil secretariate, where plans are formulated and executed for whole of the state , there is no one from Gujjar community is working at the rank o…

Arnas to be brought on tourism map: Jora

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Minister for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora has said that the Government is contemplating to bring the “Arnas” valley of district Reasi on tourism map for exploring its varied potential. He said Rs 7.22 crore would be spent on the development of scenic and adventure spots, besides creation of infrastructure for visiting tourists once the State Government would receive accord sanction from the Union Government.This was stated by Mr.Jora while addressing a largely attended public gathering today at village Gari, about 140 kms from here.Minister of State for Power, Forest and CA&PD and Minister for Haj, Aquaf, Higher Education and Fisheries, Mr. Aijaz Ahmad Khan also addressed the gathering.Mr. Jora said that the Government is fully aware about the development needs of the people and is working vigorously to fulfill their aspirations. He said a multipronged strategy has been evolved for the fast development of the State.…

Turtuk in Ladakh opened for foreign tourists: Jora

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In a major move to boost tourism in Ladakh region, the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, has relaxed the Protected Area Permit Regime (PAPR) enabling foreign tourists to visit Turtuk village in Nubra valley, situated on the famous Silk Route. Expressing happiness over the decision, Minister for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora and Minister of State for Tourism, Mr. Nasir Aslam Wani said that opening of Turtuk area for foreign tourists would place Nubra valley prominently on the world tourism map. They added that the decision would go a long way in bringing the virgin locales of the region into limelight. The Ministers also appreciated the role of Union Home Minister, Mr. P. Chidambaram for taking personal interest in this matter.Referring to the potential tourist spots in the region, Mr. Jora said that from now on tourists would be able to travel along the banks of the PangongLake, right up to the villages of M…

Union Tourism Secy inspects Mubarak Mandi renovation works

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Union Secretary for Tourism, Government of India, Mr. Surjit Banerjee today visited Mubarak Mandi Heritage Complex and inspected its ongoing renovation and repair works being undertaken by the State Tourism Department and other agencies. Director Tourism, Jammu, Mr. S. M. Sahni and other senior officers of the Archives and Tourism Departments accompanied the Union Secretary. Mr. Banerjee inspected the darbar hall, conference hall, old High Court complex, gole ghar, Maharani Charak Mahal and other sites in the complex. Director Tourism apprised the Union Secretary that the restoration work is being carried out by the Tourism Department in close coordination with the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH). He said that while INTACH is preparing the detailed project report for preserving the heritage complex, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is heading conservation work. The Public Works Department (PWD) is …

Rs. 9.50 Cr for Chenab flood protection works

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Minister for Health, Horticulture and Floriculture, Mr. Sham Lal Sharma has said that Rs. 9.50 crore would be spent on ChenabRiver channelizing around Akhnoor this fiscal to save the fertile land from erosion during floods. He said hundreds of kanals of land in the area have been washed away by floods in the past and to tackle the problem, the government has formulated a comprehensive plan of Rs. 19 crore. The Minister said this during his day long extensive tour of the areas located at the right bank of Chenab at Akhnoor. The Minister took on-the-spot assessment of the situation and issued directed the engineers to start the work on the vulnerable spots. He asked them to complete the works before the next summer season. He stressed on maintaining the quality of work as per the set specifications and by making use of modern engineering techniques while emphasizing on judicious use of funds. Saying that saving the lives and property …

Gujjar children most deprived lot

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Over 5 Lakh Gujjar tribal Children live in utter deprivation in Jammu and Kashmir due to usual neglect and are being mostly exploited in terms of physical because of limited source of income and they are forcibly put to labour by their parents because of limited source says a study conducted by Tribal Research and Cultural Foundation a National Organisation working on Gujjars “The parents of most neglected Ajhari and Manjhi Children are not aware of the schemes launched by the government for their education and social uplift as they in far-flung areas and are nomads moving from one place to another,” said Dr Javaid Rahi, national secretary, Tribal Foundation. The foundation carries out studies on tribes and cultures and will shortly come out with a survey on the condition of Muslim Gujjars in Jammu and Kashmir. Gujjars, a nomadic tribe, constitute as much as 20 percent of the state’s population of about 12 million and m…

Rs 30 Cr Gondola project to connect heritage sites of Jammu

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NOW THE EYE IS ON CITY OF TEMPLES
*The aim is to involve the use of latest technology which will save the use of soil space and forests and maximum use of air space will be taken in consideration: Kotwal

*State Government is also trying to get permission for construction of ropeway project at Shankaracharyaji, Srinagar from Government of India so that this project could also be taken up in hand.
*All Jammu Hotels & Lodges Association flays the inordinate delay being caused in implementation of the rope way project.
*Develop Manda Wildlife Sanctuary into a NationalWildLifePark which has been already agreed by the Central Government.
By Ajmer Alam WaniJAMMU, NOV 12: Already in the top tourist destinations of the world, the Jammu and KashmirState will soon shine for another tourist attraction initiative being taken by the state government. Though the initiative was taken in the year 1995 but now it has been relocated keeping in view the …

Rs 30 Cr Gondola project to connect heritage sites of Jammu

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NOW THE EYE IS ON CITY OF TEMPLES

*The aim is to involve the use of latest technology which will save the use of soil space and forests and maximum use of air space will be taken in consideration: Kotwal *State Government is also trying to get permission for construction of ropeway project at Shankaracharyaji, Srinagar from Government of India so that this project could also be taken up in hand.*All Jammu Hotels & Lodges Association flays the inordinate delay being caused in implementation of the rope way project.*Develop Manda Wildlife Sanctuary into a NationalWildLifePark which has been already agreed by the Central Government.By Ajmer Alam WaniJAMMU, NOV 12: Already in the top tourist destinations of the world, the Jammu and KashmirState will soon shine for another tourist attraction initiative being taken by the state government. Though the initiative was taken in the year 1995 but now it has been relocated keeping in view the …

“Heaven on Earth” Omar’s slogan for tourism in J&K

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*Foreign tourists invited to visit the State *Intellectuals, people ofLondon, appreciate Omar’s view initiative

Chief Minister, Mr. Omar Abdullah today immediately after reaching London visited Jammu and Kashmir stall in London Exhibition and also addressed seminar organized by International reputed organization Pacific Asia Travel Writers Association (PATWA) in London. The well known personalities, intellectuals, writers, tour operators and social organizations participated in the seminar, besides Kumari Shelija, Union Tourism Minister, the Tourism Minister, J&K State, Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora, Minister of State for Tourism, Mr. Nasir Aslam Wani, Secretary Tourism, Mrs. Tanveer Jehan, Director Tourism Mr. Farooq Ahmad Shah were also present along with Chief Minister of J&K State.There was maximum participation of youth of London in the seminar who view Omar Abdullah as the Icon of young generation of the world. The Chief Minist…