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SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014 (PAGE 3)

Dignitaries paying homage to Brig Rajinder Singh on his Birth Anniversary at village Rajinder Pura in Samba.
Homage paid to Brigadier

Rajinder Singh

Excelsior Correspondent was passed today by the public

to approach the Prime Minister

SAMBA, June 14: A func- Narender Modi and Defence

tion was organized at Brigadier Minister, Arun Jaitley to honour

Rajinder Singh Memorial in the promise made by the then

Village Rajinder Singh Pura Defence Minister. They also

(Bagoona), here today to pay resolved that if any soldier

homage to Brigadier Rajinder Singh, the first gallantry award winner of independent India and the "Saviour of Kashmir" on his Birth Anniversary.
While paying homage to Brigadier Rajinder Singh, president, J&K Ex-Services League, Goverdhan Singh Jamwal, said, "We thank Almighty for giving us a great person, whose contribution saved the State from Pak attack in 1947".
He said on June 14, 1999, on the celebration of Birth Centenary of Brig Rajinder Singh the then Defence Minister, George Fernandez had promised that for the contribution, Brig Rajinder Singh has made in making the history of the sub

deserves Bharat Ratna, Brig

Rajinder Singh is the one who

was awarded the first Gallantry

Award of independent India, the

Mahavir Chakra which in fact

should have been Param Vir


Jamwal also announced that

a seminar for the Ex-Servicemen

will be organized on June 19-20,

2014 on Herbal Farming of

Lavender, Mentha, Monarda

Citriodora (Ajwain Cented)

Tulsi, Phalsa, Lemon Grass,

Stevia (Meethis Tulsi), Mint etc

and interested candidates should

send their names to Gen

Secretary JKESL before June 16.



Samba R K Verma also paid

tributes to Brig Rajinder Singh.

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"He had also promised that Excelsior Correspondent

the Ministry of Defence will also get a book written on him so that future generations remember him for not only changing the history but also the geography of the subcontinent, but I am sorry even after 15 years nothing has happened in this aspect, he added.
In this regard, a resolution

RAMBAN, June 14: Shut down of 33 KV Reasi-PhalataSMVD Lines emanating from 132/33 KV Grid Station Jahajjarkotli to connect the shifted lines due to widening of National Highway Project from Jammu to Udhampur at Jhajjarkotli areas has been approved w.e.f 15-6-2014 to 17-

GOC 16 Corps
calls on CM
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SRINAGAR, June 14: GOC 16 Corps, Lt. General K. H Singh today called on Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah.
GOC 16 Corps briefed the Chief Minister about the prevailing security situation in the State.

6-2014 from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. The areas i.e University
premises, Rehamabal, Panthal, Tikri, Phallata and adjoining areas will be effected during the shut down period.
Meanwhile, in order to carry out urgent maintenance and branch cutting work on 132 KV Udhampur-Kishtwar transmission line, the power supply to Doda and Kishtwar districts will remain affected on June 15, 2014 from 9 a m to 5 p m.

CEO SASB reviews Baig calls on Telecom Minister

yatra arrangements

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SRINAGAR, June 14: On the directions of N N Vohra, who is also the Chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, R. K. Gupta, Chief Executive Officer of the Shrine Board, inspected the Chandanwari to Sheshnag track and took stock of to-date status of the arrangements being made for this year's Shri Amarnathji Yatra, which is scheduled to commence on 28th June.
On his way to Sheshnag, Mr. Gupta directed CEO, Pahalgam Development Authority, to ensure urgent removal of snow and debris from the tracks. Taking serious note of slow pace of work, Mr. Gupta asked the PDA to deploy additional manpower on double shift basis to compensate for the loss of time due to adverse weather conditions till mid-May.
All the Camp Directors deployed with the Shrine Board have been requested to reach

their assigned Camps at



Panjtarni, Sangam and Holy

Cave by 16th of June. They will

supervise all the arrangements

and facilities being setup for the

pilgrims, and furnish reports to

the Shrine Board Control Room

on daily basis. These reports

will enable the CEO to take cor-

rective action, including passing

on instructions to the concerned departments, for early completion of preparatory works.

NEW DELHI, June 14:
Senior People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader and Member of Parliament, Muzzafar Hussain Baig, called on Union Telecommunication Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, and apprised him about the communication problems faced by the people living in the geographically difficult areas of the State.
Baig informed Prasad that many of these areas usually remain cut off from rest of the world for much part of the year because of the weather conditions and the people have to suffer more because of the lack of communication facilities. "Vibrant communication network would help the people living in these areas a great deal to Minimize their problems during harsh wintry conditions, otherwise, their issues get unnoticed," the Minister was informed.
Later, a memorandum listing the places which face the communication problem was presented to Prasad by Baig on behalf of the PDP MPs including the party president, Mehbooba Mufti and Tariq Hameed Karra.
The places which have been

Controversy over promotions under Reserved Category

DB disposes of two LPAs with directions

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JAMMU, June 14: Division Bench of High Court comprising Justice Virender Singh and Justice Janak Raj Kotwal has disposed of with certain directions two Letters Patent Appeals (LPAs) filed against the order of the Writ Court into the controversy over promotion under Reserved Category.
The Writ Court had ordered that subject to the objections and till further orders, official respondents shall not give any benefit of substantive or officiating promotion or make any further promotion even on adhoc basis in terms of J&K Reservation Rules, 2005 in the Hydraulic Wing of the Engineering Gazetted Service.
After hearing Senior Advocate Sunil Sethi with Advocate CS Azad for the appellants whereas Senior Advocate PN Raina with Advocate J A Hamal for the respondents, the DB observed, "no doubt, the impugned order has been passed subject to objections of the other side, we feel some of the directions may hit hard and have far reaching consequences, if they are implemented before final consideration of the CMA No.1685/2014 filed in writ petition on its merits".
"The appellants in these two appeals and the private respondents are the members of the Hydraulic Wing of the Engineering Gazetted Service of the State. They all were initially promoted to/appointed as Assistant Engineers and subsequently promoted as Assistant Executive Engineers on officiating basis. Their officiating promotions as Assistant Executive Engineers, however, has been regularized vide Government Order No. 269-PW (Hyd) of

2013 dated 04.10.2013 along with some other members of the service", the DB said.
In the meantime, the appellants, who belong to reserved categories, have been further promoted by way of incharge/own pay and grade arrangement, giving them the benefit under Section 6 of the Act and Rules 9 & 34 of the Rules, to the posts of Executive Engineers, some of them to the posts of Superintending Engineers and others to the posts of Chief Engineers, the DB observed, adding "private respondents (writ petitioners), who belong to Open Merit Category, were also promoted by the similar arrangement to the posts of Executive Engineers".
"In order to safeguard the interest of both the sides, we feel it apt to modify the interim order providing that while according

consideration to make promotion in accordance with the Promotion Rules as allowed by the Writ Court, the official respondents (Government) shall not disturb the present position and status of those appellants who by now are promoted on incharge basis to the posts above Executive Engineer till the stay application is disposed of by Writ Court", the DB directed.
While disposing of both the appeals, the DB said, "the appellants are given liberty to approach the Writ Court and file objections to the Writ Petition and the application for stay", adding "we would request the Writ Court, having regard to the importance of the matter, to dispose of the application for stay at an earliest, preferably within two weeks after the objections by the appellants are filed".

Illegal construction of hotel

HC directs CEO

Gulmarg to file ATR

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SRINAGAR, June 14: High

Court expressed displeasure and

anger over the affidavit filed by

Chief Executive Officer



Authority Tufail Matoo regard-

ing illegal construction of a

hotel in Tangmarg and directed

him to file his Action Taken


The direction from Division

Bench of High Court compris-

ing Chief Justice MM Kumar

and Justice MH Attar came in

an application where by it was

informed that despite court

directions illegal construction of

Bakshi Hotel is going on in

Tangmarg area of Baramulla


After perusal of affidavit

filed by the CEO Gulmarg, court

observed: "Affidavit filed by

CEO (GDA) conceals more and

reveals. We are surprised to the

contents made in affidavit that

the hotelier is taking advantage

of night hours while undertaking

construction. The affidavit does

not go beyond this as if CEO

was not required to take any step


For not implementing the

court orders in letter and sprit,

the Bench further observed: "Instead of implementing the directions of this court the CEO has taken upon himself the task of displaying ignorance."
CEO in his affidavit has stated that the photographs showing illegal construction of the hotel did not guide him the proper location and identification of the building and he has requested the complainant/applicant for original photographs.
"We are unable to appreciate the stance taken by CEO. The area of Tangmarg is not such a huge where the identification of upcoming building could not be established and the khilafwarzi officer deputed there is under legal obligation to report any illegal construction. We fail to understand that the authorities have not been able to find out such construction", observed the Bench.
Counsel for complainant, Advocate Tawheed Ahmad, stated that he is receiving threat calls from unidentified elements. The court asked Advocate General M I Qadri as well as GDA counsel to ensure that full protection is provided to him.

identified in the memorandum are: Telal in Gurez of Bandipur district. Gabra, Hajitra, Tad, Teetwal and adjacent areas and Keran in Karnah constituency. The other places include Muqampeeran in Uri; Sawjian, Gagrian and Noorkoot in Poonch. Sniar,Gursai, Manjakot,Balakot in Poonch. Sangla, Chandi Marh & Bafliaz on Mughal Road area.Budal,Darhal and Kotranka in Rajouri; Kahaljugasar, Tipri/Alni, Dhriwri, Luddu in Bhaleesa Chirala, Joura in Thathri and Marwah in Kishtwar.
Newly married hangs self
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JAMMU, June 14: A newly married housewife allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her rented accommodation in Shankar Nagar area, falling under the jurisdiction of Narwal police post.
As per police sources, a three months pregnant housewife namely Raj Kumari (21), wife of Hemant Kumar, of Chattisgarh, presently residing in Shankar Nagar, Narwal allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself with ceiling fan at her residence.
Finding her hanging, family members informed the police and shifted the body to Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), where after conducting postmortem, it was handed over to family members for last rites.
A case under relevant Sections has been registered at Narwal police post and investigation started.
The woman was pregnant with three months and was having some odd relations with her husband for the past few days, which might be the reason behind such extreme step but could be ascertained after investigation completes.

Dr Jitendra Singh being received by CBI Director Ranjit Sinha and other senior officers on arrival at CBI Headquarters in New Delhi on Saturday.

Dr Jitendra visits CBI


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NEW DELHI,June 14: Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Personnel Public Grievances & Pensions, Science & Technology (I/c), Earth Sciences (I/c) Atomic Energy and Space, today visited he Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Headquarters at C.G.O. Complex, New Delhi where he was received by CBI Director Ranjit Sinha and other senior officers.
During his interaction with the staff, Dr. Jitendra Singh observed that CBI is one of the most prestigious and important institutions of the country and therefore to uphold its credibility is a collective responsibility of all of us.
He said that the new Government has taken over with the promise of serving the nation with sincerity and providing fair deal to all sections of society. To ensure sanctity of each institution of the country is

our commitment, he added Dr Jitendra Singh said ,
within ten days of having taken over his present assignment, he has tried to interact with all the officials from top to bottom in each of the departments assigned to him. This is a part of an exercise to acquaint himself with intrinsic nuances essential for optimal delivery of services through these departments, he added
He assured the senior CBI officers of working in close coordination in order to discharge the noble responsibility for which institutions like CBI were envisaged and established.
He said, the nation looks up to these institutions with great faith and hope and therefore, to live up to this expectation should be our constant endeavour.
Earlier,while receiving Dr Jitendra Singh,the CBI Director Ranjit Sinha referred to the new Minister's meritorious profile and assured full cooperation on behalf of himself and his staff.

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DB disposes of two LPAs with directions