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Four model residential schools being set up in tribal areas of J-K



Four model residential schools would be established in tribal areas of Jammu and Kashmir, a senior official said, as he discussed the roadmap for fast-tracking developmental projects in the union territory.


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Tribal Affairs Department Administrative Secretary Shahid Choudhary said the department intends to operate and make functional the four schools for the benefit of tribal students.

Choudhary, who is also Chief Executive Officer, Mission Youth, J&K, said various developmental measures are in the pipeline including filling vacancies to strengthen the department for efficient functioning, developing a portal for scholarship disbursement and real-time online monitoring, e-office, educational plan and Forest Rights Act implementation.

Apart from fast-tracking work on buildings of these schools, the department is exploring more areas to be covered with residential schools and hostels this year, he said, chairing a meeting here to review the functioning of the department.

“Identification of areas for establishment of residential hostels for both boys and girl students will be prioritised by the department in the current year,” the officer said.

Choudhary asked the department to develop a portal for enrolment of students and disbursement of scholarships in a timely and transparent manner.

“Student details will be registered on the portal and authenticated by institutions to reduce delays. The department will frame and notify rules in this context,” he said.

He also appealed to the student community to avail the doctoral and research fellowships including the overseas scholarship of the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs.


Former DDC candidate detained at Airport for carrying Ak47 cartridge




Former defeated Chadoora DDC candidate was detained at the Srinagar International Airport on Sunday for carrying AK47 cartridge in her bag.

The woman was identified as Shabeena Akther W/O Muneer Ahmad Bhat R/O Hayatpora, Chadoora. She was residing in Hotel Mareen Resort Humhamma, and was traveling from Srinagar to Chandigarh by Indigo flight 6E 6041.


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According to reports, while Shabeena went to take off the flight, an Ak47 cartridge was recovered from her 18 month old child’s handbag in the X-ray machine while checking.

After the incident, the accused was arrested by the Humhamma Police and detained for interrogation but was set free after initial questioning.

“It is believed that her kid would have kept it in the bag as a playful act as they are residing in secured zone at Hotel Meeran.” an official said

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On the occasion of Shab e Qadr follow these guidelines.




On Sunday Muslims across the country celebrated Shab e Qadr. Amid the rising cases of coronavirus, prayers were suspended at many famous Masjids in the country and people offered prayers either at their homes or at local masjids.


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Islamic scholars had appealed to Muslims to adhere to safety guidelines and adopt pandemic SOPs in letter and spirit. Muslim Wakf Board also suspended prayers in masjids and shrines affiliated with Muslim Wakf Board. On May 1 this year, the Jammu and Kashmir Waqf Board announced the suspension of regular prayers for time being at the masjids and shrines affiliated to it in Jammu and Kashmir as a preventive measure to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Otherwise, on this occasion, the biggest meeting was traditionally witnessed at Hazratbal shrine Srinagar and Jamia Masjid where thousands of people would join special prayers during the night.

The night marks the revelation of the Holy Quran to the Prophet Muhammad (SAW). This holy night is considered the most blessed of all the nights in Islam. Muslims will observe the night-long prayers at local masjids. During this night, Muslims spend most of the time reciting Quran and offering special night-long prayers.

Amish Mahajan
Content Writer
JK Media

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Train service to be suspended on Baramulla-Banihal track from Tuesday




The Baramulla-Banihal train service, which resumed in February after nearly a year’s suspension, will remain suspended for six days starting Tuesday on view of the prevailing surge in COVID-19 cases, authorities said.

The train service had partially resumed on February 22 after last year’s COVID-19 lockdown had forced its suspension for nearly a year.


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Now with the resurgence in infections in Kashmir lately, the train service will again remain suspended for six days from May 11-16 in a bid to contain the transmission chain, Chief Area Manager Northern Railways in Srinagar, Saqiq Yousuf said.

He said the decision had been taken upon government directive in view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation.



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