Army officer among 3 personnel injured in Pak firing along LoC in Rajouri
Tuesday, 15 September 2020 () Three Army personnel including an officer were injured on Tuesday as Pakistani troops violated ceasefire by using heavy fire and mortar shells along the Line of Control in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.
Several development works including construction of roads and houses are underway in full swing in JandK's Rajouri district. Poor people have been provided with all kind of basic amenities in Thanna Mandi town of Rajouri district. State and Central government is helping them out in various easy to uplift their standard of living. Roads are being constructed under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) and houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). Locals hailed facilities provided by government in the form of basic amenities.
Rajouri district administration issues an alert for people living alongside the river area in the view of heavy rainfall. Water level has been increased in several rivers of Jammu and Kashmir, due to rainfall. "We have issued an announcement in several areas of near water body," said Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), Liaqat Choudhary.
Around 12,000 people got first instalment of Rs 50,000 under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) for construction of houses in J-K's Rajouri district. The construction of houses is a big relief for underprivileged in the region. Locals hailed efforts of J-K and Central Government for helping them to get 'pukka' houses. While speaking to ANI, the Assistant Development Commissioner in Rural Development Department of Rajouri, Sushil Kumar Khajuria said, "It is a big relief for poor as they can live safely in Pukka houses." Speaking to ANI, a local, Mohd Razak expressed delight after receiving first instalment for house construction under the housing scheme. He said, "J-K Government has helped us a lot by giving money to construct concrete houses. We use to face a lot of problems living under thatched roofs, especially during rains."
National Conference president and former chief minister of JandK, Farooq Abdullah, on September 19 said in Lok Sabha that border skirmishes are on a rise in Jammu and Kashmir and talks should be held with other neighbours, like the engagement is taking place with China. "Like we are talking to China to resolve issues, we need to hold talks with the other neighbour country as well. People are dying every day, border skirmishes are on a rise. We need to find some solution," said Abdullah.
The 'dargah' of Peer Budan Ali Shah or Peer Baba as it is known, is the perfect example of communal harmony in Jammu and Kashmir. People of all religion throng this shrine and get blessings. Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs come to this 'dargah' in large number and pray. There is a belief that the 'dargah' protects people of this city from mishaps and evil spirits. The shrine is located in the outskirts of Jammu city at a distance of about 8 Kilometres towards the aerodrome at Satwari. Baba Budan Shah was born at Talwandi in Punjab, and it is said that another shrine of this Peer is located at Anandpur Sahib in Punjab. In spite of being the 'dargah' of a Muslim saint, Hindus and Sikh devotees who flock this religious place particularly on Thursdays are far greater in number than the Muslim followers. The devotees of Peer Baba have many interesting stories to share.
Manoj Sinha, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, announced a package worth Rs 1,350 crore aimed at boosting economic activity in the Union Territory. While the package contains some relief for common people like 50% discount on electricity and water bills for a year, the main beneficiaries are businesspersons, traders, and industrialists. From an interest subvention scheme for all commercial borrowers, to doubling of amount available under the credit card scheme for the handicraft industry, and special efforts to boost tourism - the announcement will help create lakhs of jobs in J&K, as per the L-G. Commenting on the scheme, chief of the J&K Apni Party, Altaf Bukhari, said that Sinha had proven that he was a man of his word by expeditiously bringing in an economic package. However, he added that given the Rs 40,000 crore loss suffered by the UT's economy, the current package was a drop in the ocean, and a 'large heart' was needed to truly revive J&K's economy. Watch the full video for more.
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