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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…

Nomad Gujjars advised against vacation of land Nomad Gujjars advised against vacation of land

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Contact:-ajmeralam2000@gmail.com/Cell:-91990610301Rehabilitation of 25 evicated families demandedVarious Gujjar Organizations of Jammu and Kashmir today advised the nomadic community not to vacate lands under their possession till the state rehabilitates them in a lawful manner. Interacting with 25 evicted families of the Gujjars who had forcibly dispossessed from the forest land adjoining Devak bridge near Vijaypur yesterday, the leaders of different organizations impressed upon all the heads of nomads “Dera’s” not succumb to any pressure what so ever to leave their land. The leaders urged the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to intervene in the matter and restore the land in favour of displaced families of Nomadic Gujjars without any delay.“In J&K more than 95% of “nomadic Gujjars” are landless, shelter less and are denied of dwelling rights on forest lands which they are using as traditional inhabitants for centuries together” said Dr. Javaid Rahi, National Secretary of Tribal …

Me Marathi, You Indian!

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Samajwadi Party’s (SP) MLA, Abu Azmi Mr Azmi must be congratulated for maintaining the honour of the national language by taking oath in Hindi. As Azmi has respected the national language entire nation will and must honour him for taking oath in Hindi. Unfortunately this is an attack on the national language and it is high time for the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) to realize that they were squarely responsible for giving birth to trouble maker elements like MNS, and now the time has come to act tough. In times of appalling terrorism, the political violence for vote-bank politics, is extremely despicable that we have to deal with insane anti-social elements like the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and its founder chief Raj Thackeray. The ‘new’ Sena is an indisputable threat to the integrity of the Union of India with its unconstitutional, undemocratic approach to the promotion of its ideology, which for all intent…

Gujjars seek PM’s help to get Forest Rights Act in J&K

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Seeking intervention of Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh over the issue of extending “Forest Rights Act 2006” to Jammu and Kashmir, the Gujjars of the State today demanded the identical and similar rights on Forests, constitutionally been made available to other scheduled tribe communities in Indian states. In a detailed ten pages letter addressed to PM, the Tribal Research and Cultural Foundation-a premier organization of Gujjars has stated that in J&K more than 95% of “nomadic Gujjars” are landless, shelter less and deserves dwelling rights on forest lands which they are using as traditional inhabitants since centuries together.Giving details, Dr. Javaid Rahi, national secretary of Tribal Foundation said “we wrote to PM that the equitable growth of country and state can not be achieved without guaranteeing the legitimate rights to hitherto marginalized and isolated sections of our society mainly the Gujjars of the …

1111 shrines in Valley make heads of Kashmiris high: Renzu

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Dr. Farooq inaugurates Sufi festival at SKICCTears trickle down from the eyes of Dr. Farooq and emotionally surcharged audience Kashmir Civilization’ written by Kh Farooq Ahmad Renzu, depicting the treasure of human love and concept of brotherhood concealed in the hearts of each Kashmiri released.CulturalAcademy, Information, DDK Sgr, Toursim Deptt and other important Deptts participated actively Imams, Mufti Azam distinguished personalities of shrines appreciated spiritual Manqabats and Sufi Natia Kalam People from 162 countries witnessed the programme live
By Ajmer Alam WaniJAMMU/SRINAGAR, NOV 7: The paradisaical land of Kashmir has witnessed the rise of many famous saints, sufis, Munis and Sadhus. The rich religious heritage of the region is prominent in its ancient shrines. The Shrines in Kashmir are not only religiously significant but have immense archaeological and historical importa…