SRINAGAR: The vaccination of Hajj pilgrims 2013 of the district Baramulla shall be conducted from August 31 to September 6. In this connection, the Hajj pilgrims belonging to Tehsil Sopore shall be administered the vaccination from August 31 to September 1 at MCH Sopore and Hajj pilgrims belonging to Baramulla Tehsil shall be vaccinated at Sub-District Hospital, Baramulla on September 2 while as Hajj pilgrims belonging to Tangmarg Tehsil shall be vaccinated on September 3 at Sub-District Hospital, Tangmarg. The Hajj pilgrims of Tehsil Pattan shall be vaccinated at Sub-District Hospital, Pattan on September 4. The Hajj pilgrims from Rohama and Uri Tehsils shall be vaccinated at PHC, Dangwacha and at Sub-District Hospital, Uri on September 5 and 6 respectively. Meanwhile, the vaccination programme for Hajj pilgrims of the district Ganderbal shall be conducted on September 2 and 3. In this connection, the Hajj pilgrims of Ganderbal, Kangan and Lar Tehsils are accordingly informed to attend Sub-District Hospital, Ganderbal (Duderhama) for vaccination on September 2 and 3. The vaccination of Hajj pilgrims of Budgam district shall be conducted from August 31 to September 6. Accordingly, the vaccination programme for Hajj pilgrims of Tehsil Budgam shall be conducted at CMO office, Budgam on August 31 while as the Hajj pilgrims of Khansahib Tehsil shall be vaccinated at Sub District Hospital, Khansahib on September 2. Similarly, the Hajj pilgrims of Beerwah and Khag Tehsil shall be vaccinated at Sub District Hospital, Beerwah on September 3. In addition, the vaccination for Hajj pilgrims of Chadoora Tehsil shall be conducted on September 5at Sub District Hospital Chadoora and Hajj pilgrims of Chrar-i-Sharief shall be vaccinated from September 9 at Sub District Hospital, Chrar-i-Sharief at 11 am to 4 pm. The vaccination of Hajj pilgrims of Pulwama district shall be conducted from August 31. Accordingly, the Hajj pilgrims of Tehsil Pulwama shall be vaccinated at Old Hospital Pulwama while the pilgrims of Tehsil Pampore shall be vaccinated at Sub District Hospital, Pampore besides the Hajj pilgrims of Tehsil Tral shall be vaccinated at Sub District Hospital, Tral and pilgrims of Tehsil Awantipora shall be vaccinated at Primary Health Centre, Awantipora on August 31. The vaccination of Hajj pilgrims of Kulgam district shall be conducted from September 3. As per the vaccination programme, the intending Hajj pilgrims of Devsar and its adjacent villages shall be immunized at PHC Devsar on September 3, while those belonging to Qaimoh town and its adjacent villages shall be immunized on August 31 at PHC Qaimoh. The intending Hajj pilgrims of Yaripora Niabat shall be immunized on September 2 at SDH Yaripora. The intending pilgrims of D H Pora Tehsil shall be administered compulsory immunization at SDH D H Pora on August 30 and those belonging to Kulgam town and its surrounding villages shall be immunized on September 4 and 5 at old hospital complex Kulgam. The vaccination of Hajj pilgrims of Islamabad district shall be conducted from August 30 to September 6. Accordingly, the Hajj pilgrims of Tehsil Dooru shall be vaccinated at Sub District Hospital, Dooru on August 30 and Hajj pilgrims of Tehsil Pahalgam shall be vaccinated at PHC, Aishmuqam on August 30, while as the pilgrims of Tehsil Kokernag shall be vaccinated at Sub District Hospital, Kokernag on August 31. Similarly, the pilgrims of Tehsil Bijbehara shall be vaccinated on August 31 at Sub District Hospital, Bijbehara and pilgrims of Shangus Tehsil shall be vaccinated on September 1 at Sub District Hospital, Shangus while as Hajj pilgrims of Tehsil Islamabad shall be vaccinated from September 2 to 6 at T.B. Centre, Janglat Mandi, Islamabad. The left out pilgrims of Tehsils of Dooru, Pahalgam, Kokernag, Bijbehara and Shangus, if any who cannot be administered the vaccination shall attend District Tuberculosis Centre Islamabad (Jangalat Mandi ) during any of the dates from September 2 to 6.
New Delhi, August 29, CNS: Taking a dig on the Government of India for allowing Zubin Mehta to perform in Kashmir, veteran journalist, Civil Society activist and author, Dr Zafar-ul-Islam Khan Wednesday said that it is an absurd claim that Mehta is enchanting the oppressed lot in Palestine as well by his music. “Wherever he performed in Palestine, people protested there and came on streets. Government of India should know that Zubin Mehta is the Director of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Israel is the country responsible for the killing of innocent Muslims,” Khan told CNS on phone from New Delhi. He said that Zubin Mehta is the beloved of Israel and the biggest thing is that he is pursuing the ideology of Isreal. “I support the views of those groups in Kashmir who have already opposed the proposed musical concert of Mehta,” he said adding that we must express our concern in this regard and should not allow Mehta to perform in Kashmir. (CNS)
SRINAGAR: After causing quite a flutter on the ramp and Indian television, Kulgam boy Danish Bhat is all set to make his Bollywood debut in the “Dunno Y 2” – a Bollywood-Hollywood collaboration film.danish Danish, hailing from South Kashmir’s Shurat area of Kulgam district went to Mumbai in 2008 to perceive his career in modeling and acting at national level. His ambition set in motion when he was assigned in a national advertisement of Nokia mobiles in which Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan was performing lead role. Later on, other national brands like Mahindra, Reliance, City Bank, Samsung mobile followed the suit and assigned him in their advertisements which added to his footmark in modeling. Television show, Amrit Manthan, in which he acted as king got famous all over India and showcased his looks. Many believe his performance in the soap attracted film producers to assign him for Dunno Y 2. Shantunu Goel, a renowned fashion designer in Bollywood assigned him a lead model at the Lakme Fashion Week on August 23, 2013. Danish also remained lead model in Siyaram Suiting advertisements. While talking to Srinagar based news gathering agency Global News Service (GNS) Danish said it is a well-known fact now that Kashmiris are blessed with natural talent. “The only thing we lack is exposure – to compete with other states.” “No doubt we are good looking but we have to groom our talent and work hard to achieve what we dream,” the actor said. Giving details about the upcoming film and his role Danish said: “I am acting in a lead role as Imran in the Dunno Y 2 opposite Pakistani actress Meera. The shooting locales are Oslo in Norwegian.” “I would like to see many more faces from Kashmir to appear in the Bollywood as they have high potential,” Danish opined. It is pertinent to mention here that Dunno Y 2 is a sequel to internationally acclaimed Dunno Y (Na Jaane Kyun) which was the first Bollywood-Hollywood collaboration film. The first part of the film won 9 international awards and is still getting screened at various prestigious film festivals worldwide. Dunno Y 2 stars yesteryears’ Bollywood actress Zeenat Aman, Kapil Sharma, Yuvraaj Parashar and Norwegian actor Edith Roth Gjevjon. The film is directed by Indian director Sanjay Sharma and Norwegian director Tonje Gjevjon. The entire film is shot in Norway and its first look teaser is available online.
SRINAGAR: Police on Thursday used batons and water cannons to break up a protest march in Srinagar by local bodies employees demanding retirement age enhancement and end to pay anomalies. Over two dozen employees, including some union leaders, were arrested. Dozens of agitating employees had gathered in the afternoon at press enclave for court arrest. They had already announced their “Jail Baro Tehreek”. The employees were pressing for implementation of their demands which include enhancement in retirement age from 58 to 60 years, regularisation of daily-wage workers and removal of pay anomalies. The state government has been maintaining that given the huge numbers of educated, unemployed youth in Jammu and Kashmir, any enhancement in retirement age of government staff would result in a moratorium on fresh employment for at least two years. The employees are, however, asserting that the state government has already conceded their demands through an agreement between the two, but the implementation of the deal has been delayed over the past three years.
SRINAGAR: Senior separatist leader and the Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah has urged upon people to “stay away” of the election process due in the next year. “Elections are a non issue, and if we are allowed to precede our boycott call we will definitely do that, I appeal the people to stay away of the process,” Shah said while addressing a press conference. Alleging India of creating tension on the Line of Control, Shah said, “India is aware of the consequences of war but is deliberately trying to keep on the skirmishes on LoC so as to divert attention of the world community from the real issue of Kashmir.” He added that India also wants to divert the world attention from K issue towards other non-issues before Washington leaves Afghanistan. “India does not want the changes to take place, it knows that after US leaves Afghanistan, Kashmir is sure to receive much attention.” Shah said that the rising confrontation between Pakistan and India on both along the LoC would affect the people of Kashmir. “Kashmir is a political dispute and should be resolved through political means,” he added. Shah maintained that war was no option, so both countries by exhibiting statesmanship should try to resolve the disputes including the dispute over Kashmir through meaningful dialogue. He said that the recent desecration of Holy Qura’an in Gool by the hands of Indian forces and the killing of Muslims on Eid-ul-Fitr in Kishtwar was the worst examples of “Indian state terrorism”. “Sangh Parivar is hell bent upon dividing Kashmir on religious lines with the help of Village Defence Committees, VDCs,” he said adding “the motive of India behind all such incidents was to mislead the world community over Kashmir dispute but India, despite all such endeavours, would never succeed in its sinister designs.” Alleging India that it was involved in the “fake encounters” shah said, “From Chattisinghpora to Mumbai attack and Malihgaon and Samjota, India is involved in the killings.” He demanded an unbiased probe in killing of five Indian troops. He said that India should also initiate enquiry in Gool incident, unmarked graves, court murders, disappearances and harassment of women and children. Answering a question, Shah said that he is still a part of the Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.
Srinagar, August 29: Police on Thursday detained scores of the workers of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) including its senior leader Mohammad Khursheed Aalam after they attempted to march towards DC’s office here to present a memorandum against unbearable stench emanating from Achan landfill site. Scores of PDP workers under the banner of Mohammad Khurshid Aalam assembled at Sher-i-Kashmir Park Srinagar and marched towards city-centre Lal Chowk. The party workers were carrying placards and banners seeking that Achan site should taken care of as it has become nuisance for the people living there. Large contingent of police personnel were deployed in and around Press Enclave to foil the march. As the protestors reached Press Enclave, they were detained and taken to police station Khotibagh. Besides Aalam, Police arrested, former trade leader, Muntazir Mohidin, senior party leader Rouf Bhat and Nanaji Watal. Before his arrest Khurshid Aalam told CNS that the present government has miserably failed to look into the issue of Achan garbage landfill as the foul and pungent smell emanating from it has now spread to other areas which may become a cause of serious disease in near future. People of Srinagar city have lost their faith form the present government as it has miserably failed to shape up the capital city which has bored a shabby look due to government’s negligent approach,” Aalam said. He said that this was not a political issue but a matter of concern and the government must look into the issue at an earliest. It has made life miserable for hundreds of thousands of resident’s of old city. The situation has worsened since the temperatures started to soar in the last few weeks with complaints of horrid stench pouring in from Lal Bazaar,Nigeen, Nowshera, Hawal, Zadibal, Nowhatta, Gojwara, Kawdara, and other areas of down town,” he said adding, It is like the smell of rotten eggs and raw sewerage, and the stenches so powerful that it becomes difficult for us to go outside or even open windows of our houses. (CNS)
SRINAGAR: Chanting hymns and waving red saffron flags, Kashmiri Pandits marched through Srinagar to celebrate Janmashtami on Wednesday. Scores of Kashmiri Pandits visited Gadhadhar Temple near Old Secretariat in Srinagar and participated in ‘Puja Archana, Bajan Keertan and Prasad Vitaran.’ “We were quite satisfied the way Dharmarth Trust had made arrangements for the devotees,” one of the Pandits told CNS. Kashmiri Pandit community also visited other temples to celebrate the Birth day of Lord Krishna. They traditionally celebrated the festival by observing a fast and by holding pooja in different temples. “We are happy to take out marchs as there is lot of improvement in situation in Kashmir Valley,” said, M.L. Bhat adding that Kashmiri Muslim brothers accompanied us shoulder to shoulder and we are were emotional. Another Kashmiri Pandit, Bitu Ji, said it was the most satisfying day of his life. All the participants said they had prayed for their return and of peace to the Valley.