Jammu and Kashmir poll news

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Srinagar, Dec 10: Locations of 2 polling stations have been changed in 43- Kokernag Constituency, Jammu and Kashmir.

Election Commission of India has approved the change of locations of 2 polling stations at alternate places as proposed by the District Election Officer, Anantnag.

Accordingly, District Election Officer, Anantnag has ordered for shifting of the said polling stations and as such all the concerned voters are accordingly informed to cast their vote on the relocated polling stations.

The polling stations 39- Bindoo Zalangam-C and 40- Bindoo Zalangam-D originally located in Middle School Bindoo have been shifted/relocated to Range Office, Forest Department Kokernag.

The change has been affected due to inadequate accommodation and other required facilities in the existing polling station buildings.

BJP candidate promises to connect Billawar with Jammu

BJP candidate for Billawar assembly segment, Dr Nirmal Singh today promised to connect Billawar town with rail link.

Addressing series of public meetings in Billawar assembly segment, Singh assured the people that if elected he would take up this issue with the Union Government to connect Billawar town with rail link because it was feasible to connect Billawar with rail link from Battal.

"The proposed line will divert from railway station Kathua towards north, pass through a tunnel (to be made) below Sunderikot hill and reach Billawar valley. There from it will run almost parallel to the Dhar road and will reach Manwal Kishanpur. This will reduce the distance by nearly 50km to Udhampur, Katra Vaishno Devi and Srinagar for the visitors / tourists coming from rest of India", he said and hoped that this project will have remarkable effect on development of Bhaddu, Billawar, Gujroo Nagrota, Ramkot and scores of other villages upto Manwal and Kishanpur.

Reiterating his resolve to make Billawar as model assembly constituency in the whole state, Dr Singh it was result of the failures on the part of the successive elected representatives that this area remained neglected in all spheres of life.

"We have prepared a comprehensive vision document for the socio-economic growth of the residents of Billawar assembly segment", he said and sought support of the every section for the betterment and growth of Billawar.

Cautioning people against some elements who are trying to befool the people by raking up irrelevant issues, Dr Singh said that formation of BJP government in J&K is must to accelerate developmental activities in entire State.

"BJP government at J&K would have direct liaison with the BJP government at Centre and it will help in changing destiny of the people of J&K", he said.

11 officials under suspension

For unauthorized absence from duty, Deputy Commissioner Kulgam has placed eleven officials under suspension on Wednesday, Dec, 10.

Assistant Commissioner Revenue, who carried out the inspection of different offices on the direction of the Deputy Commissioner, found these officials absent from duty.

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Among the suspended officials 4 each belong to Motor Vehicle department and JKPCC and three to Rural Engineering wing of the district.

Lt. Gen. Singh calls on Governor

Lt. Gen. K.J. Singh, Army Commander, Western Command, called on NN Vohra, Governor here at the Raj Bhavan today. Lt. Gen. Singh briefed the Governor about obtaining external security scenario and regarding recent incident of infiltration across the International Border in Arnia Sector.The Governor discussed with General Singh several issues about effective internal security management.

Jammu Tour Operators delegation meets Governor

A delegation of Federation of Associations of Tour Operators of Jammu region led by Rajesh Gupta met NN Vohra, Governor, here at the Raj Bhavan today.

The delegation put forth suggestions to augment the tourism potential of the State including extending the validity of Package of Incentives for the tourism industry; establishment of an alternate leisure destination in Jammu; exploitation of tourism potential of Chenab valley; promotion of religious, adventure, medical, heli and golf tourism in J&K.

They also highlighted involvement of the bodies of Tour Operators in ticket allocation for Katra-Sanjhi Chhat Helicopter Services; consultative role for Amarnath Yatra Helicopter Service Providers for appointing authorised agents for helicopter ticketing.

Rail ticket reservation for trains reaching and departing J&K to facilitate last minute bookings; cap on the prices of air tickets for flights arriving and departing to and from Jammu, Srinagar and Leh airports to maintain the package costs.

The Governor advised the delegation to also prepare a blue print of the infrastructural requirements in the Jammu region, to enable boosting the tourism industry in the State. He assured the delegation to take up their demands with the concerned State and the Central Government authorities.

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