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BJP hits back on Mehbooba over her ‘Referendum’ remark, say Kashmir echoed with ‘Vanda Matram’ during oath cermony

Srinagar, Dec 29: Bhartiya Janta Party on Tuesday termed the oath ceremony of elected District Development Council members as the dawn of a ‘New Era’ in Jammu and Kashmir and asserted that Kashmir echoed with the slogans of ‘Vanda Matram’ and ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ during the oath of BJP’s elected DDC members from the valley.

Addressing a press conference in the party headquarters, BJP general secretary and in-charge for Kashmir Vibodh Gupta replied to Mehbooba’s ‘referendum’ remark and said that even though we consider DDC poll as refrendum one can easily conclude that the people have voted for Modi’s vision, in favour of abrogation of Article 370 and 35A and against Gupkar gang as Bhartiya Janta Party emerges as the single largest party in the Union Territory . He was accompanied by Kul Bushan Mohtra and Parneesh Mahajan during the press conference.

“National Conference, PDP and Congress candidates, especially in Jammu region, avoided pictures of Rahul Gandhi, Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba on their campaign posters and tried to lure voter through personal vows and whispering campaign that they are also Modi followers”, Vibodh said.

Vibodh strongly asserted that Gupkar Gang will fail to elect even a single Chairman across all districts of J&K and asked them to accept the verdict of people. He further accused that the previous regimes of NC, PDP and Congress governments deceived people and never allowed democracy to flourish in the UT. They blocked the Panchayati Raj and Municipality institutions and never allowed decentralization of power which is the basic tenant of Indian Democracy, he added.

Speaking on the oath ceremony of DDC members from Kashmir Vibodh said that the valley echoed with the slogan of Bharat Mata Ki Jai and Vanda Matram. He said that in 1953 Shyama Prasad Mukherjee sowed seeds of ‘complete democracy’ and ‘integrity of the valley with the nation’ which under the leadership of Narendra Modi ripened into a fruit-bearing tree. He said, “For 73 years we have been saying that the land where Mukherjee martyred, that land of Kashmir is ours. Today, Modi ji has given life to that slogan and made Kashmir an integral part of India.”

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Labourer hit by stone while loading tipper at Zewan, dies

Driver killed in Ramban

(Asian News Hub) – A labourer died on Friday evening after he was hit by a stone while loading a tipper in Zewan area of Pampore.

Official sources told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a labourer identified as Parvaiz Ahmad Wani, son of Bashir Ahmad Wani of Aripora Zewan was hit by a stone when he was loading a tipper at Stone Quarry Shal Guph Aripora area in Zewan, leaving him seriously wounded.

The injured labourer was immediately taken to Sub District Hospital (SDH) Pampore wherefrom he was shifted to SMHS hospital for specialized treatment, they said.

However, they added that the injured laboured succumbed to his injuries on way to the hospital.

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As schools partially re-open, students demand March session examination

Huzaiful Reyaz

(Asian News Hub) – As the educational institutions, including schools have partially re-opened for vaccinated students of higher classes, the students are urging authorities to conduct exams in March so that they can comfortably complete their syllabus.

Taking to Asian News Hub, students said that they are not prepared for exams which are likely to be held in last week of October, giving the reason that their studies had got affected by lockdown and that they haven’t completed the syllabus.

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A group of class 12 students told Asian News Hub that their syllabus is incomplete and it will take them at least 3-4 months to complete remaining part of their syllabus and to prepare for their board examination.

“While exams are knocking the door, we haven’t even completed half of the syllabus yet. Online classes didn’t clear the concept, they were of no use. Now as schools have reopened, goverment should allow us to attend physical classes for these months, and should held exams in March, so that our study goes unaffected,” said Falak, a student from Srinagar.

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Another student saying same said that it will take them atleast three months to complete the syllabus and goverment notification where they said they are holding exams in October has put them in depression.

“We haven’t been to school this year. The online classes are of no use compared to physical classes. Most part of our syllabus is incomplete, we aren’t prepared, we need time for preparation,” another student said.

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While we tried to contact the officials in Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education, however we failed.

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Kulgam girl’s innovate lid opener for chemical bottles bags national award

(Asian News Hub) – A 19-year-old girl from South Kashmir’s Kulgam district has earned a rare honour by winning national ‘Inspire-Manak’ award for inventing the lid opener for chemical bottles.

Mehvish Riyaz (19) a resident of Akhran village of Kulgam in South Kashmir, has received an award for innovation at the National Science Exhibition held recently.

A student of the local government school, Mehvish’s success has brought cheers to her school teachers while making her parents proud.

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Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Dr Jitendra Singh conferred award to Mehvish in the award function of 8th NLEPC-2021 for INSPIRE-MANAK.

Mehvish and her father Riyaz Ahmad while speaking with news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) gave all credit to the school teachers for her success.

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“My daughter and two other children were studying in a private school. I shifted them to the government school because of its reputation,” Riyaz said.

“When you get ideas you do not know whether it is a hobby or an interest. I call it an interest because I like what I do. Since childhood, I was much aligned to all this stuff,” said Mehvish, adding that it was all possible because of her teachers and parents.

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Mahvish’s model on bottle opener for chemicals won her the ‘Inspire-Manak’ National award.

Mahvish’s invented lid opener for chemical bottles is useful and can solve problems of dealing with chemicals in a laboratory or in industry.

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Her model was presented to and judged by various scientific innovation organizations at the exhibition.

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