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Rana releases album, lauds endeavours of young artists for promoting Dogri



Devender Singh Rana

BJP leader and former legislator Devender Singh Rana today lauded youngsters engaged in promotion of Dogri art and culture, saying the path breaking initiatives in popularizing the folk music in modern texture with its essence remaining intact hold promise for the sweet language.

“True that music knows no boundaries but when it comes to Dogri, it binds the people in a unique cord and generates harmony in the society”, Rana said while releasing an album in Dogri, produced and written by H. R. Laknotra. While Vibha Bharti has given voice to the song, it has been composed by Bulle Shah and Raj Hans.

The song has been filmed by Vishal Magotra and Diksha Verma, choreographed and directed by Vinay Sultan. Rana said music transcends all boundaries, touches souls and creates an aura free of tension and hatred.

The success of artists is reflected by the serenity with which the audience resounds, he said and hoped that the album will be received well by the music lovers, who have always quest for something new and unique to be presented to them. Saying that music plays a pivotal role in preserving culture, Rana hoped that young artists would get due encouragement in their endeavours in this regard.

He hoped that the artists involved with the album will get adequate opportunities to showcase their talent on a bigger canvass. He said Jammu has no dearth of talent but the only need is to identify and polish it by expert hands.

He also hoped that the album will inspire young artists to explore their hidden talent and make their niche in the society Those present on the occasion included Harish Kaila, Prof RD Sharma, Capt. Lalit Shama, Yashpal Yash, Ravi Sharma, Randhir Singh and others.


Beware: Lady thief roaming the streets of Roop Nagar




Another theft case of ₹7,200 has been reported from a boutique named ” The Hanger’ located on the main road in Roop Nagar, Jammu.

A lady who visited the boutique duped the owner and took away garments amounting to a total of ₹7,200.

The owner at first didn’t recognise the lady, but she pretended as if she was their regular customer.

“After selecting the garments, she asked for an assistant boy to come along and will make the payment to him as she reaches her residence”, the owner said.

She instead fooled the owner and the boy as well and wasn’t seen anywhere after that.

The boutique owner has filed a complaint in the nearest police station on January 18.

Police are investigating the matter, and soon the lady thief would be caught; till then, the locals are advised to beware of such miscreants.

Aditi Tikku


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2 vehicles loaded with 432 KG banned Polythene Seized




J&K Pollution Control Committee today seized two vehicles and 432 KG of banned polythene carry bags of below 75 microns.
A team of J&K Pollution Control Committee headed by Divisional Officer, JKPCC Jammu South seized a Scooty (Honda Activa-125) carrying banned polythene carry bags weighing (Approx.) 12 KG, In another major crackdown a Mahindra Pick up van bearing registration no. PB06AZ7742 was intercepted by the JKPCC team at Anti Polythene Check Post Lakhanpur and recovered 21 bags weighing 420 Kgs of banned polythene carry bags from the said vehicle being carried to UT of J&K. Manufacturing, stocking, distribution, sale and use of Polythene Carry bags below 75 microns has been banned as per GoI Notification G.S.R. 57(E) dated 12.08.2021.
J&K Pollution Control Committee has appealed to the general public to stop the purchase and use of polythene carry bags below 75 microns thickness.
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Jammu’s Super Specialty Hospital wears deserted look




Super Speciality Hospital Jammu

The premises of the Government Super Specialty Hospital Jammu wore a deserted look after many management officials, doctors, and paramedic staff tested positive for COVID-19.

With a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Out Patient Department (OPD) also saw a minimum presence of patients.

On their entry to the hospital, Rapid Antigen Tests are performed on the patients.

“The people who return COVID-19 positive results are not permitted entry into the hospital while people with negative reports are allowed to move into the OPD,” an official said.

“The authorities are allowing only 50 patients in each department of OPD for a checkup every day while around 150 patients used to visit the departments usually,” the official said.

He said that the people had also become conscious and they too were avoiding coming to the hospital unless it was an emergency.

“Routine surgeries have been stopped and only emergency surgeries are being conducted in the operation theatres,” the official said. “Around one-third of people come for an OPD checkup at the hospital now. As the people are tested on their entry to the hospital, many avoid coming to the hospital.”

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21 Jan 2022, 7:34 AM (GMT)

Coronavirus Stats

38,566,027 Total Cases
488,422 Death Cases
36,058,806 Recovered Cases


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