2 arrested with 102 kg poppy straw
Jammu, Mar 26: Two persons were arrested alongwith contraband of poppy straw seized from an oil tanker in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir.
“Acting on tip off, a surprise check post was raised at near Tikri in Rehmbal area of Udhampur and an oil tanker on way from Kashmir to Jammu was intercepted,” police here said.
They said on checking, 102-kg of poppy straw was recovered from the possessions of Puran Chand, resident of Bansa, Tikri and Sudesh Singh, resident of Barnekha, Tikri.
A case under NDPS Act was registered and investigations started.
Search operation in Shopian after firing incident
Srinagar, Mar 26: Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in a village in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir following a brief exchange of fire with militants today, police said.
“Exchange of fire took place at Kachdoora in Shopian district after which the area has been placed under cordon,” a police official said.
No loss of life has been reported so far in the incident, he said adding details are being ascertained.
Youth washed away in river
Jammu, Mar 26: A youth died after he slipped and fell into a river in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district.
Yaser Mohammad slipped into river in Kotranka area of of the district and was washed away last evening, a police officer said today.
Police and locals launched an operation and recovered the body. The body was handed over to the family after postmortem.
Youth held with heroin, cash
Jammu, Mar 26: The police has arrested a youth, found in possession of nearly 25 grams of heroin and cash worth R1.30 lakh at his house in Jammu city.
The police said acting on a tip off, they raided the house of one Mohit Baba alias Munnu of Janipur area in Jammu city and recovered 25 grams of heroin and a sum of R1.30 lakh during the search.
Following the recovery, the youth was arrested and the contraband was seized along with the money, the police said, adding a case under the NDPS Act has been lodged and the probe has been launched.
Azad visits Micky’s, Chopra’s residence; Conveys condolences
JAMMU, MAR 26: Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha (MP) and former Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today visited the residence of Anil Chopra, a veteran Congress leader from Jammu and Arvinder Singh Micky, former Dy Chairman Legislative Council, to offer condolence to the bereaved families.
Senior Congress leader Sham Lal Sharma, Nawang Rigzin Jora, Ghulam Mohammad Saroori, Raman Bhalla, Manohar Lal Sharma, Chowdhary Mohd Akram and others accompanied Azad.
Azad offered deep condolences to the families on the demise of veteran Congress leader Anil Chopra and Sarbans Kour, mother of Arvinder Singh Micky.
He described Anil Chopra as a dedicated Congressman and pillar of the party who served the people of the area throughout his life. He also recalled the noble, pious and philanthropic nature of the Sarbans Kour.
He prayed for the eternal peace of the departed souls and grant of strength and fortitude to the bereaved families to bear this irreparable loss.
Power shutdown
GJ Report
JAMMU, MAR 26: According to Chief Engineer, Elect. Maintt. & R.E. Wing, Jammu that to carry out urgent repair work, the power supply to Kalakote, Nowshera, Sunderbani and Soit shall remain affected on March 28 from 09 am to 04 pm.
Similarly, the power supply to Kheora, Thudi, Dharal, Koteranka, Thanamandi, Manjakote and Mehnder in Poonch shall remain affected on March 27 from 09 am to 04 pm.
Toilet facility for every household by June 2018: DC
GJ Report
BUDGAM, MAR 26: A daylong district level awareness programme under Swatch Bharat Mission programme was held today at Shiekh-ul-Alam Hall in Budgam.
The programme was organized by District Panchayat Office Budgam in collaboration with CEEO India.
Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Mohammad Harun Malik while speaking on the occasion urged student fraternity to be ambassadors of the Swatchh Bharat Mission to take the cleanliness drive to every household.
Stressing on the cleanliness and sanitation, DC informed that by June 30, 2018, there will be toilet facility in every household in the district.
“For this change, we have been forming Swachhata Committees in every village to ensure every household has toilet facilities,” DC said.
He said that students will be part of these committees to identify households lacking toilet facilities.
On the occasion, DC also stressed on maintaining personal hygiene and surroundings clean.
Terming the use of polythene as hazardous for human health and environment, DC urged students to play their part in curbing the menace of polyphone use.
On the occasion, speakers deliberated on the importance of toilets in schools and personal hygiene.
Among others, CPO Budgam, District Chief Agricultural Officer, District Panchayat Officer, BDO Budgam and scores of students from different schools were also present on the occasion. NSD artists presented a number of folk shows to spread awareness about hygiene, cleanliness and sanitation. Meanwhile, DC also distributed mementoes amongst those who have done remarkable work under Swatchh Bharat Mission drive in the district.
New office timing in Kmr valley from Apr 1
GJ Report
SRINAGAR, MAR 26: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir today directed that the working hours in all the government offices, and institutions in the Valley, except for educational institutions, shall be from10 am to 4 pm from April 01, 2018. The timing shall remain operative up to 31 October 2018.