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Who face action, where is culprit?

Abraham Lincoln has rightly said that if you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.”
The Jammu and Kashmir government has rightly taken appreciable steps on the basis of interim report submitted by Justice Muzaffar Jan Commission and suspended five officials including the former SP of Shopian in much publicized Shopian rape and murder case indicting them for lapses and loss of evidence. Yet the question rises here is, will this action of the Govt which came so late, that too after the pressure of opposition, separatists, social organizations, NGOs and Human Rights (HR) organization,will help in restoring the confidence of general public? Though, the Commission, which was set up on June one after massive protests rocked the Valley over the May 30 all…

Governor inaugurates 9th Agricultural Science Congress

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Vohra, Omar for blending modern science with traditional approaches to boost agri-production The Governor, Mr. N. N. Vohra and the Chief Minister, Mr. Omar Abdullah have emphasized on close coordination between the Agriculture Universities and the extension agencies of the State Government to evolve a task force approach for carrying research from lab to land to boost agriculture production and productivity in Jammu and Kashmir.They were addressing the Inaugural Session of the three-day 9th Agricultural Science Congress here today. The Congress has been organized by the Sher-e-KashmirUniversity of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir, in collaboration with National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi. The theme of the Congress is ‘technological and institutional innovations for enhancing agricultural income’.They said that greater attention also requires to be paid to ensure the timely availability of research outputs which are relevant to the farmers’ needs.The Gove…

Jairam pledges to fund fully Rs. 1,100-cr Dal cleaning, rehabilitation

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HIGHLIGHTSOmar gets Jairam’s assurance on environment protection package from Centre Rs. 600-cr FMP to be funded by Japan, Rs. 386-cr Wullar Cleaning Project, Rs. 250-cr Action Plan for Jhelum cleaning to be fast-tracked’ Dal Cleaning Project would be completed within next two yearsPromises to fund entire Rs. 1,100 cr Dal cleaning, rehabilitation project, liberal funding for other projects State to set up J&K Compulsory Authority to utilize Rs. 181 crore of State’ share for compulsory afforestation projectRs. 386 crore Wullar project will be expedited Rs. 250 crore Jhelum Cleaning project to be taken up on Ganga/Yamuna Plan analogyPromises to protect snow leopard, hangul Workshop on Himalayan Glacial retreat in mid-September to identify extent of retreat, suggest remedial measures Rs. 600 crore Japan-funded Forestry Management Project to be expedited for clear…

SMC launches massive anti-polythene campaign

To implement effectively the ban imposed on sale and use of polythene in Srinagar city, Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) today launched a massive anti polythene and mass awareness campaign to make public aware about the environmental degradation and its perilous effect on their health. In this connection a team of SMC started the campaign from the markets at Sher-i-KashmirPark, Residency Road, M.A. Road, Mahraj Bazar, Jehangir Chowk, Dalgate, Khayam and Khanyar and seized several quintals of polythene from the people and shopkeepers. At certain places people and shopkeepers voluntarily surrendered polythene bags with the Municipality team and assured full cooperation to the authorities of SMC in eradicating this menace from the city. The people voluntarily participated in the campaign and identified those shopkeepers indulging in the use of polythene clandestinely. Commissioner, SMC, Khawaja Farooq Ahmad Renzu, who is monitoring the campaign, appealed the traders and general pub…