Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council is conducted screening of players for upcoming National Soft Tennis Championships. The trials are being conducted screening committee under the supervision of Divisional Sports Officer at Multi Sports Activity Centre, Gindun Stadium in Rajbagh, Srinagar. Professional coaches are conducting the trials for the upcoming National Soft Tennis Championships."We appreciate that the government is taking trials so that we can excel and get a better opportunities in the championship, said player Arif Farooq.
A youth from Kashmir is making the valley proud by his efforts towards the society. Ehtisham Khan bagged Youth Icon Award for his contribution and participation in the field of sports, social work and representing the Nation (India) at different International platforms. The Association of People of Asia's Jammu and Kashmir chapter felicitated Ehtisham Khan with the prestigious award. Ehtisham hails from Srinagar's Batamaloo and he is pursuing his bachelor's degree in engineering. He started his career in snow skiing and represented J-K, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh at the national level in snow skiing. Khan is also a bronze medalist in rock climbing, an ultra-marathon runner, a mountain biker and a founding member of the J-K Mountain Biking Association. The award was conferred in recognition of his contribution to society, sports and for representing India at different international platforms. APA aims to promote peace, create conditions for social betterment and communal harmony. Ehtisham Khan is pursuing a degree in Engineering from Yogananda College of Engineering and Technology.
A group of leaders who had earlier written to Indian National Congress chief Sonia Gandhi seeking reform in the party, held an event in Jammu on February 27. The programme was held in honour of Ghulam Nabi Azad, who recently retired from Rajya Sabha. He even received a tearful farewell from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The group of leaders - known as G23, an allusion to their number - called for making Congress strong again. Watch the full video for more.
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Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad during a "peace conference" in Jammu on February 27 said that he has retired from only Rajya Sabha, not from politics. In reference to Jammu and Kashmir's statehood, Ghulam Nabi Azad said, "Today, after many years, we have been named as a district, our identity has been lost." He further said that the fight to regain statehood will continue inside and outside Parliament. "When the elected ministers and chief ministers will not be here, this condition of unemployment, roads and schools will continue. And every party in JandK wants statehood, not even one political leader can stand up and say that they don't want statehood," Azad added.
The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) finished the construction of a 110-feet bailey bridge at Kela Morh near Ramban on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in a record time of 60 hours on Jan 16. The bailey bridge, which would be opened for regular traffic on Saturday evening, was required as retaining wall of the existing bridge collapsed on January 11 cutting the valley from the rest of the country. Bailey bridge is made from portable and prefabricated steel panels that can be quickly assembled. Brigadier IK Jaggi, Chief Engineer project Beacon of BRO, who monitored the construction of the bridge said that BRO put men and machinery working day and night despite cold winter. “We have accomplished the completion of the vital bridge in just 60 hours. Traffic can run on it as the trial run was completed,” he added. Watch the full video for more.
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Border Roads Organisation (BRO) carried out snow removal process in Eastern Ladakh on January 12. Heavy machinery was used to speed up the clearance process. Snow clearance was done to keep strategic roads and passes open for movement of troops. Lately, the higher reaches have been receiving continuous snowfall.
With heavy snowfall in Ramban, normal life in the district faced disruption. Higher range turned milky white following snowfall. Jawahar Tunnel has been blocked due to the snow. However, the work of removing the blockade is in progress.