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Train service resumes on Baramulla-Banihal track

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Train service between Baramulla in north Kashmir and Banihal in Jammu region resumed on Saturday after remaining suspended yesterday as a precautionary measure.

Train will run on Srinagar-Budgam in central Kashmir and Baramulla in the north today, official sources said.

Similarly, trains will also chug on Badgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region, they added.

Train service was suspended on September 2nd following the death of separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani who breathed his last on September 1st night at Hyderpora house. The service was later restored after five days after the situation remained peaceful in the valley.

Train service was again suspended yesterday as a precautionary measure, they said.

They said in the past railway property worth crores of rupees was damaged in violence in the valley.

Train service has become very popular as it is cheap, fast, comfortable and safe against other modes of transport available in the valley. Majority people prefer to travel by train from Srinagar to Banihal and later to Jammu by road.

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Two terrorists killed in encounter in J-K’s Bandipora

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Two unidentified terrorists were Sunday killed in an encounter with security forces in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Watrina area of Bandipora in north Kashmir following inputs about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon the forces, who retaliated.

“In the ensuing encounter, two unidentified terrorists were killed,” the official said.

He said incriminating material, including arms and ammunition, was recovered from the site of the encounter.

The search operation is on in the area, he added.

 

 

 

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Important notice for Government employees, check inside

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The Jammu and Kashmir administration has directed all the administrative secretaries to rotate the officials who have completed the stay of over five years on a particular post in a particular place.

Deputy Secretary to the government Dr. Mohammad Usman Khan issued the official statement. The report said that the government officials and officers are floating the transfer norms.

The order reads that there has been a report by the bureau that certain officers/officials are continuing at a particular place of posting for years together.

According to an order, the “Anti-Corruption Bureau, J&K has furnished a report bringing out the issue of flouting of transfer norms.”

It reads that accordingly, it is impressed upon all the administrative secretaries to strictly adhere to the above directions of the competent authority for further necessary action in the matter.

The communique reads “Action Taken Report, in the matter, may kindly be furnished to GAD, at the earliest, for appraisal of the competent authority.”

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Two new airports to be established in J&K: Union Minister for Civil Aviation

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Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya M. Scindia said that new two airports shall be established in Jammu and Kashmir soon.

He said this during an interaction programme with DDC, BDC members, PRIs and locals at Harwan block of Srinagar district.

As a major development, the Minister said that an airport worth Rs. 1500 crore shall be established on 25 thousand square kilometres in Kashmir, while as another airport worth Rs. 650 crore shall be established in Jammu on 22 thousand square kilometres land size.

He said that since a special focus is being given on development of both air and road connectivity in Jammu and Kashmir, a major road network including highways, ring road, tunnels and other projects are being constructed across Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.

The Minister said that the development of connectivity shall bring more tourists to J&K and promote local craft. He said that the promotion of tourism and crafts shall boost economic activity and prosperity of people of J&K.

Scindia said that under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi, an era of peace, progress and development has already started in Jammu and Kashmir and all the three regions including Ladakh have come on track to become number one in construction and development in the country.

He said that among other major projects, work was going on in full swing on ring road worth Rs 3000 crore, while as 100 percent households are being supplied electricity now, made possible by current dispensation.

The Minister said currently 82 percent population is connected and being supplied tap water, however, the government is committed to cover all households in near future.

He said that the Modi led government was not only successful in curbing corruption in J&K but sectors including health, education and others have also flourished in the UT during these years.

Present on the occasion, various DDC and BDC members, sarpanchs and other PRIs spoke on the occasion and raised their demands.

The demands raised by the members included bridging developmental gap between urban and rural areas, construction of degree college and AYUSH Hospital in Harwan, development of area for rural tourism, better health and education facilities, deduction in power and water tariffs, loan waivers for drivers among others.

DC Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Assad, Private Secretary to Minister, SSP Srinagar, ADC Srinagar, officers from RDD among others were also present on the occasion

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