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79 Vaccination sites set up across Jammu s jabs for 15-17 age group begins today

As the COVID-19 vaccination drive for the age group 15-17 is going to begin today in Jammu & Kashmir, the administration has set up over 79 vaccination sites across the Jammu region for day 1.

Director, Family Welfare, MCH & Immunization Dr Saleem ur Rehman, who is also holding additional charge of Director Health Services Jammu told the media that they have set up 561 vaccination sites in the Kashmir region and 459 in the Jammu region. He said most of these vaccination sites have been set up in Government schools where the children falling in the specified age group will be vaccinated. These vaccination centres have been set up at the district, zonal and block levels in all the districts in coordination with the School Education Department, he added.

He informed that out of 459 vaccination centres in the Jammu region, 340 have been established in schools and 119 at CHC and PHC levels. “While maximum 145 centres have been established in Jammu district, 69 have been set up in Ramban, 52 in Udhampur, 51 in Kathua, 34 in Doda, 30 in Reasi district, 28 in Poonch, 27 in Rajouri, 13 in Samba and 10 in Kishtwar district,” he said.

The vaccination drive shall be kick-started by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha from Government Boys Secondary School, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu while in Kashmir, the drive will be started by Additional Chief Secretary Health & Medical Education Department Vivek Bhardwaj from Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Kothi Bagh, Srinagar.

“Children taking the shot will have to remain under observation for half an hour to monitor adverse effects, the same as all eligible people. They will be given the second dose after 28 days. Beneficiaries falling under the 15-18 years age group can register online through an existing account on the CoWlN portal or can register by creating a new account by using a unique mobile number. The facility for online registration has already been made available from January 1. The walk-in facility and on the spot registration at the vaccination centres will also be facilitated for such beneficiaries,” the officials said.


Delegation of Jammu University Teachers’ Association calls on Lt Governor

Today, the office-bearers of the Jammu University Teachers’ Association called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhawan.

The delegation led by the President of the Association, Prof. Pankaj Srivastava, submitted a memorandum of demands to the Lt Governor pertaining to various welfare issues of the teachers of the University including promotion under CAS; grant of earned leave and enhancement of the age of superannuation to 65 years in favour of teachers, and various other benefits as per UGC regulations, besides establishment of housing society exclusively for University teachers.

The Lt Governor, while interacting with the delegation members, advised them to make continuous efforts to create a conducive environment for learning and innovation in the University.

The Lt Governor assured them that the issues projected would be looked into meticulously for their early redressal.

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JKP Border Battalion aspirants submit memorandum to Div Com Jammu

Today, a delegation of aspirants seeking recruitment in the Jammu and Kashmir Police Border Battalion called on Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer.

The Aspirants apprised the Divisional Commissioner that they had applied for the post of Head Constable advertised by the Jammu and Kashmir Police Recruitment Board in 2019 and appeared in Physical and medical tests. But now, the JKP HQRS (police recruitment board) has reissued an advertisement notification for the recruitment of Head Constable in the border battalion.

The Aspirants demanded the withdrawal of the new advertisement issued by JKP HQRS. They further appealed to conduct the written examination of already qualified candidates and give a separate ad for more vacancies.

The Divisional Commissioner gave a patient hearing to the delegation and assured that the matter would be taken up with police authorities.

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Jammu Police Foils Bovine Smuggling Bid, 2 Arrested

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Nagrota police recovered six cattle from a stubble-laden truck going from Jammu to Kashmir. The accused had made a wooden box inside the vehicle. Although cattle were kept hidden inside this box, the top and front of the box were loaded with straw so that the police personnel posted at the checkpoints did not even know that cattle were being smuggled in the truck.

The vehicle driver, Obad-ul-Rehman resident of Belicharana and his companion Murad Ali resident of Belicharana, Satwari, were arrested. A case was registered against both of them at Nagrota police station for violating the order of the district commissioner and cruelty to cattle. The police are not even denying that the accused must have stolen these cattle from somewhere. The interrogation of both is on.

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On the midnight of Wednesday, Thursday, on strong information about cattle smuggling, police personnel blocked the Ban toll plaza on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. During this, vehicle number JK02AW-5753, carrying straw from Jammu to Kashmir, was stopped by the police personnel for investigation. However, when the people in the vehicle were asked about their destination, they could not answer satisfactorily.

Due to suspicion of the words of both the occupants of the vehicle, the police personnel searched the vehicle. When the stubble was removed, the police personnel found a wooden box inside the vehicle. When I looked inside the box, there were cattle there. After the cattle were recovered from the vehicle, the people tried to run away, but the police personnel did not let them escape. The vehicle was seized on the spot. Both the passengers in it were taken into custody.

Amish Mahajan

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28 Jan 2022, 5:01 AM (GMT)

Coronavirus Stats

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