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Helicopter service to Continue for next 5 years on 5 routes of J&K

The Central Government has approved the continuation of helicopter service on five routes of Jammu and Kashmir at reduced rates for the next five years. Under this, 75 per cent of the total expenditure will be borne by the Central Government and other passengers and the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Helicopter service was running in five districts in Jammu and Kashmir earlier also, now in a letter written to the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir two days ago; it has been approved again to continue the helicopter service in these districts.

The routes on which the helicopter service will run are Kishtwar-Saondar-Nawapachi-Ishan-Kishtwar, Jammu-Rajouri-Poonch-Jammu, Jammu-Doda-Kishtwar-Jammu, Bandipore-Kanjalwan-Dawar-Neri-Bandipora and Kupwara-Machail-Tangdar-Keran. Includes Kupwara.

Its purpose is to connect remote areas of Jammu and Kashmir by air service. Both the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Government of Jammu and Kashmir favoured continuing these helicopter services. In view of this, it was decided to continue the helicopter service on these five routes. This helicopter service at low rates can also be used for emergencies or for evacuating someone safely.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has said in a letter to the Chief Secretary that it can also increase or decrease the flight hours. Not only this, helicopter service can be started on some additional routes as well. The central government will spend Rs 6.24 crore from 2021-22 to 2023-24. At the same time, seven and a half crores will be spent in 2024-25 and 8.13 crores in 2025-26. The central government will give its share directly to the helicopter operator.

Helicopter operators can also be selected directly by the Ministry of Home Affairs, or the Government of Jammu and Kashmir can also start the tender process for this. There will be no restriction on these routes in the private sector. However, the VIP officer, whether it is of the Central Government, the State Government or a tourist, will not benefit from low rates. He will have to pay the full fare when the seat becomes available.


Three terrorists affiliated with LeT, TRF held in J-K’s Ganderbal


Ganderbal Police along with the teams of 24 Rashtriya Rifles and 115 Batallion of CRPF on Friday arrested three terrorists who are allegedly affiliated with proscribed outfits Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the Resistance Front (TRF), said a statement by the Indian army on Saturday.

Two pistols, three magazines, and two Chinese grenades were recovered from the accused persons, added the statement.

The three were identified as Faisal Manzoor, a resident of Braripora Shopian, Azhar Yaqoob, a resident of Zaipora, Shopian, and Nasir Ahmad Dar, a resident of Begam Kulgam, as per the statement.

“During preliminary questioning, the three revealed their affiliation with proscribed outfit LeT/TRF and indulgence in various terror-related activities in the district,” said the statement.

An FIR had been registered and further investigation is underway.



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Former Minister, Pahari Tribe ST Forum delegation call on Lt Governor

Several delegations including former Minister; members of Pahari Tribe ST Forum and Youth leader from Bhaderwah today called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhawan.

Sh. Abdul Ghani Kohli, former Minister met the Lt Governor and projected various welfare issues of Gujjar and Bakerwal communities pertaining to proper arrangements for Gujjar & Bakwerwal population in view of the winter season; tribal funds; Insurance for sheep; spreading awareness among Gujjar and Bakerwal communities regarding welfare policies & schemes, besides other concerns of the general public.

Meanwhile, a three-member delegation of the Pahari Tribe ST Forum led by Adv. Ahsan Mirza and accompanied by Adv. Gurdev Singh Thakur and Sh. Sajjad Mirza submitted a memorandum of demands to the Lt Governor pertaining to ST status for Pahari people, functioning of Pahari Advisory Board and other concerning issues of Pahari youth.

Later, Advocate Mohammad Majid Malik, a youth leader from Bhaderwah also called on the Lt Governor and apprised him about various issues of Bhaderwah including the declaration of Jammu University campus into a full-fledged University; construction of Chattargalla tunnel; the opening of Bhaderwah-Chamba and Bhaderwah-Bani road; Mini Secretariat and several youth-related issues.

While interacting with the delegations, the Lt Governor observed that J&K Government has adopted citizen-centric policies and is steadfastly working on all fronts for the development and welfare of people belonging to every community.

We are committed to making every section of society an equal stakeholder in the development process of the UT, the Lt Governor said.

The Lt Governor assured the members of the delegations that the genuine issues put forth by them would be given due consideration. He impressed upon them to keep projecting the issues of public welfare and development of the region.

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Good News for Unemployed Youth: Details Inside

Indian Army Recruitment 2022: The Indian Army has issued a notification for unmarried male and unmarried female Law graduates for grant of Short Service Commission in the Army for Judge Advocate General Branch.

According to the official website, the notification states that the selected officer will be on probation for a period of six months from the date he/she receives his/her commission.

“If he/she is reported on within the probationary period as unsuitable to retain his/her commission, his/her services may be terminated any time whether before or after the expiry of the probationary period,” the notification read.

The interested and eligible candidates can apply online through the official site of the Indian Army-

Indian Army Recruitment 2022: Number of vacancies

  • Men – 06
  • Women – 03

Indian Army Recruitment 2022: Educational qualification

Candidates should have a minimum of 55% aggregate marks in LLB Degree (three years professional after graduation or five years after 10+2 examination). They should also be eligible for registration as an advocate with the Bar Council of India/State. The candidate should be from a College/University recognized by the Bar Council of India.

Indian Army Recruitment 2022: Age limit

Candidates should be between 21 to 27 years as on July 1, 2022.

Indian Army Recruitment 2022: How to apply

Interested candidates need to apply ONLINE at

Indian Army Recruitment 2022: Last date

Candidates need to apply by February 17 (3 PM).

Indian Army Recruitment 2022: Check official notification


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