Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha inaugurated the Adopt-a-Park program of Jammu Municipal Corporation today, i.e. on Saturday. Earlier today, the Lieutenant Governor reached Trikuta Nagar from Raj Bhavan in an electric bus of Jammu Nagar Road Transport Corporation. His purpose of travelling in this was to inspire the efforts being taken by the government for environmental protection and to encourage everyone to use electric vehicles.
During the program organized by the Jammu Municipal Corporation, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha also planted saplings. During the program, Advocate Purnima Sharma, Deputy Mayor of Jammu, also introduced the Lieutenant Governor to the corporators of the Jammu Municipal Corporation. The Lieutenant Governor said that environmental protection could be done with everyone’s contribution. He said that the coming time is of electric vehicles, so everyone should gradually start their trend towards electric vehicles.
Inaugurated 'Adopt-A-Park' programme of Jammu Municipal Corporation @jmcjammu. So far, 17 parks have been adopted by citizens, welfare associations and other organizations to preserve green spaces through upkeep and clean up. pic.twitter.com/IdZqfMerCe
— Office of LG J&K (@OfficeOfLGJandK) December 18, 2021
At the beginning of December itself, the Lieutenant Governor had said that around 150 to 200 electric buses would be included in the fleet of J&K Road Transport Corporation in the state. Its main objective is to increase the trend towards electric vehicles. He also advised private transporters to show interest in electric cars. As a result, forty electric buses were inducted into the fleet of J&K Road Transport Corporation in the year 2019. Out of 40, 20 electric buses are running on different routes of Jammu and 20 electric buses in the Kashmir division.
Amish Mahajan, Content Writer, JK Media
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.
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.
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