There is also a wave of mourning in Jammu city on the untimely demise of the country’s first Chief of Defense Staff, General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 other army officers and personnel. On Thursday, many organizations in different parts of the city paid tribute to General Bipin Rawat and others with moist eyes.
During the tribute programs, people paid homage by garlanding the photographs of General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 other army officers and employees. Apart from this, condolence meetings were organized at some places and prayed for the peace of the departed souls. On Wednesday, General Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat, and 11 other army officers and personnel were killed in a helicopter crash in the Coonoor area of Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu.
A tribute program was organized by the Jammu West Assembly Movement in the New Plot area of the city. Led by Movement President Sunil Dimple, the regional people paid tribute by offering flowers and garlands on the picture of General Bipin Rawat. While paying homage to General Rawat on occasion, Sunil Dimple said that the country had lost one of its bravest sons. General Rawat was an excellent soldier and a true patriot.
His understanding and approach to strategic matters were exceptional. Dimple said that the services of General Rawat could not be described in words. Meanwhile, on behalf of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association, a condolence meeting was organized in the court premises at Janipur to pay tribute to General Rawat, his wife and other martyrs.
In this condolence meeting chaired by the Association’s Principal Senior Advocate MK Bhardwaj, the lawyers observed silence of two minutes and prayed for the peace of the departed souls. In addition, tributes were paid to General Rawat and others by organizing similar condolence meetings on behalf of many other social organizations of the city.
Amish Mahajan, Content Writer, JK Media
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.
Jammu Police Foils Bovine Smuggling Bid, 2 Arrested
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.
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.
Devender Rana calls on LG, raises issues of public importance
Former Legislator and BJP leader, Devender Singh Rana on Thursday called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhavan Jammu and raised various issues of public importance.
As per an official handout, Rana had a detailed interaction with the Lt Governor, wherein he projected several demands and issues pertaining to the release of pending payments under MGNREGA; age relaxation issue of the aspirants of Combined Competitive Exams; regularization of daily wagers; expediting pending Class-IV recruitment, besides joining issue of compilers and concerns of BSF/CISF aspirants and vocational trainers.
The Lt Governor observed that the UT government is formulating development plans and policies reflective of the needs and aspirations of the people of J&K and assured him of due consideration of the genuine issues projected during the interaction, the handout read.
It further added that the Lt Governor urged Rana to continue his endeavours for promoting public welfare on all fronts.
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