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Jammu Municipal Corporation to set up Reading Rooms for People

There is good news for the people fond of studying in the city. The Municipal Corporation will set up reading rooms (libraries) in several wards of Jammu city. The Municipal Corporation will use these reading rooms as their community halls in the first phase. Apart from this, the Municipal Corporation will build a reading room and cafe from the famous Heritage Mubarak Mandi of Jammu. Food items will be kept in the cafeteria according to the people’s taste. Municipal workers will also run the restaurant. Newspapers will also be kept in the reading room apart from general knowledge books.

The elderly or youth can bring their books and read there in solitude. Youths look for such places to prepare for various entrance examinations, in which they can study in privacy. In such a situation, the reading rooms to be set up by the Municipal Corporation will prove to be effective for them. Municipal officials say that to ensure the presence of elders in these reading rooms, books of their interest will be kept. These reading rooms will be constructed under the Jammu Smart City Project to provide all possible facilities to the people at their doorsteps.

Jambu Lochan Community Hall at Ambaphala in Chandrabhaga Community Hall at Canal Road and Reading Rooms will be set up at Mubarak Mandi. After this, the city’s ward from which the demand for setting up a reading room will come. Accordingly, their number will be increased. The Municipal Corporation corporator will be necessary for setting up the reading room. At his request, a new reading room would be established.

Avni Lavasa, Chief Executive Officer, Jammu Smart City Protect, says that first, reading rooms will be made in Mubarak Mandi and then in the city’s community buildings. People who are fond of studies, especially the youth and the elderly, will benefit from setting up a reading room.


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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