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J&K cricketer Sarla Devi selected for Challenger Trophy

Sarla Devi

Sarla Devi, a member of the senior women’s team of J&K that recently participated in the national tournament at Kolkata and Bangalore has been selected by the BCCI to participate in Senior Women’s Challenger Trophy Tournament to be played at Vijaywada from December 4-9.

Sarla is an accomplished all-rounder and displayed her all-round talent in the just concluded tournament. She excelled with the ball as well as the bat thus displaying magnificent All Round performance. Her talent caught the eyes of the national selectors because of which she has been selected in the India B Squad for the Challenger’s Trophy.

Sarla Devi, in a brief statement, said “Today I have been very glad to know that I am selected for India B level challenger trophy. I show my gratitude and thankfulness towards my coach Veena Sharma and J&K Association and all the members of association and management. They conducted different tournaments and practice matches. It is overall wonderful experience to be part of J&K team. They have given us the best coaching.” She will be leaving to join the India B team at Vijaywada on November 29.

The Sub Committee Members of JKCA, Roopali Slathia- member CAC, Surabhi Dadheechi- Senior Selector congratulated her on phone. In congratulatory message to Sarla, Brig. Anil Gupta- Member Administration JKCA said: “The onus lies on you now to prove the strides of women cricket has taken in J&K”.

It is for the first time that J&K players have been chosen in all the three challenger’s trophy tournaments held during this season by BCCI, stated Mithun Manhas, member Cricket Operations & Development JKCA.

Sunil Sethi, member Legal JKCA, hoped that the performance of players like Sarla Devi will motivate other players and spur them to perform well for the team in the coming tournaments.

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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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Jammu: Husband arrested for killing wife

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A man was arrested for killing his 23-year-old wife and trying to mislead the investigators by projecting the murder as suicide in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Saturday.

Nishu Devi, a resident of Pasyal Dharalta village of Batote, was found hanging at her house on January 23 and inquest proceedings were initiated to ascertain the actual cause of the death, a police spokesperson said.

He said the postmortem of the deceased was conducted at district hospital Ramban and the body handed over to legal heirs for last rites.

During the course of inquiry, parents of the deceased alleged that their daughter was murdered by her husband and his family as they had been torturing and harassing her, the spokesperson said.

Pawan Kumar, husband of the deceased, was detained and questioned. He confessed to killing his wife by strangulating her and later hung her body to pass it as a case of suicide to mislead the police, he said.

The officials said the accused was arrested and booked for murder besides attempting to bribe a public servant to escape punishment.

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47 Police officers promoted

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Jammu and Kashmir Police Headquarters issued promotion orders of 47 officers vide different orders of PHQ.

A statement of J&K Police issued here said that as recommended by the Departmental Promotion Committee and after thorough scrutiny of the service records, promotion in respect of 16 SIs of Armed wing and eight ASIs of Executive Police has been ordered.

Besides, 23 officers have been given in-situ promotion. The statement said that the DGP congratulated the promoted officers and their family members and expressed hope that the promotion would serve as an inspiration for the officers to perform their duties with enhanced dedication and zeal.


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