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    Excelsior Correspondent

    JAMMU, Aug 24: Making

    mockery of the system and sin-

    cere efforts put in by the

    District Administration Rajouri

    to resolve the crisis of students'

    agitation, the Registrar of the

    Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah

    University (BSGBU) Rajouri

    has allegedly refused the com-

    pliance of the order of the Vice

    Chancellor, inviting fresh trou-

    ble on the campus as student

    have again resumed strike.

    Reports from Rajouri said

    that students of the BGSB

    University as per agreement

    reached on Saturday during

    meeting with SSP Rajouri Dr

    Haseeb Mughal and other rep-

    resentatives, resumed their

    studies and routine work in the

    University in the morning

    today. The students came to

    know that despite order issued

    by the VC on Saturday about

    his removal, the Registrar

    Rashid Choudhary, was sitting

    in his office. The students after

    observing that nothing has

    changed and they have been

    befooled by the University

    authorities, they came out of

    their classes at around 2 pm

    and started protest demonstra-

    tion. The students sat outside

    the office of VC and started

    shouting slogans. The protest

    was going on when the last

    reports came in.

    Sources in the University

    said that Dy Registar has

    issued the orders of the transfer

    of the Registrar and he is not

    competent to do remove a

    Registrar. Therefore, the

    Registrar has not honoured this

    order. It was up to the VC to

    issue proper order for resolving

    the issue. But it seemed that

    University authorities are also

    playing hide and seek with the

    students and least bothered

    about the career of the agitat-

    ing students. On being contact-

    ed repeatedly on phone, the

    Vice Chancellor Irshad Ahmed

    Hamal did not respond and told

    that he was busy.

    Minister for Education,

    Naeem Akhtar, however, when

    contacted told the Excelsior

    that he was aware of this new

    development. Mr Naeem said

    he was told by the VC on

    Saturday that matter stand

    resolved and the agitation has

    been called off. It

    is unfortunate.

    The things are not

    going on well in

    this University

    and the recent

    development per-

    taining to scholar-

    ship scam has tar-

    nished its image.

    There is need to

    take some neces-

    sary measures

    with the removal

    of some persons

    including the VC

    who has almost

    completed his tenure.

    Meanwhile, SSP Rajouri,

    Dr Haseeb Mughal told the

    Excelsior that as per agreement

    with the students during

    marathon meeting on Saturday

    evening, he has removed the

    head of Special Investigation

    Team (SIT). Additional SP

    Rajouri, Tejinder Singh has

    been appointed as new head of

    the SIT investigating infamous

    scholarship scam. He also indi-

    cated that some people includ-

    ing a few from the Varsity,

    tried to scuttle the investiga-

    tions and influence the SIT

    members. He said that SIT will

    try to finish its task as shortly

    as possible.

    Excelsior Correspondent

    SRINAGAR, Aug 24: Ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti today asked people to become active stake- holders in shaping up a politi- cally stable Jammu and Kashmir.

    "Peace and political stabili- ty are imperative for economic prosperity and not only the Government, but people also have a critical role to play and a great responsibility to dis- charge to pull the State out of the morass and shape up a politically stable and economi- cally vibrant Jammu and Kashmir," Mehbooba said.

    Addressing a PDP workers convention in Budgam district of central Kashmir, Mehbooba, who is also Member of the Lok Sabha, said the people of the state need to become active stakeholders in governance to ensure accountability.

    "We reiterate our resolve to accomplish the unfinished agenda of dignified political peace and sustainable econom- ic prosperity for the people of the state," she said.

    Accusing the previous NC- Congress regime of reversing the process of political recon- ciliation bringing the develop-

    mental process in the State to a halt, Mehbooba said while not a single new initiative was taken by the NC-led Government on political, eco- nomic and developmental fronts in the State, it instead put all the major initiatives taken after 2002 on the back- burner and pushed the State into an administrative and financial mess.

    "Today we have to not only clear the muck left behind by the previous non-performing regime, but have to make a beginning from almost zero to revive and rejuvenate the polit- ical, economic and develop- mental process in the State," she said.

    Mehbooba further added that around Rs 9,000 crore lia- bilities have been created by the previous regime without having done anything substan- tial on the ground.

    "All this money seems to have been pocketed by the politico-contractor nexus that was rampant during that regime," she alleged.

    Mehbooba said the present Government led by her father, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, has started putting the things back on track and it will take some time to clear the mess and let the new initiatives leave their

    imprint on the ground.

    "Immediately after the

    present Government took over

    in March this year, several ini-

    tiatives in power, road commu-

    nication, education, PHE, pub-

    lic distribution, rural develop-

    ment and other sectors to break

    the developmental inertia and

    revivify the institutions of gov-


    "Given the rot and inertia

    that has crept into the system

    over the past few years, the

    Government shall have to take

    some tough decisions in the

    larger public interest," the PDP

    president said adding the

    results will be there for the

    people to see after some time.

    Mehbooba said Budgam is

    a symbol of amity and brother-

    hood, but despite being one of

    the closest districts of the sum-

    mer capital, it continues to face

    massive developmental deficit

    and economic deprivation.

    She assured the people of

    Budgam that the Government

    would address the develop-

    mental concerns of the area on

    priority including improving

    road connectivity, upgradation

    of educational infrastructure,

    augmentation of drinking

    water facilities and develop-

    ment of tourism infrastructure

    at Doodpathri and Yousmarg.

    People must partake in shaping

    up politically stable J&K: Mehbooba Excelsior Correspondent

    RAMBAN, Aug 24: Dy.

    Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal

    Singh, who is also the Power

    Minister today visited Baglihar

    Hydro Electric Power Project

    Phase I&II at Chanderkote.

    He expressed satisfaction

    upon the ongoing work and dis-

    cussed various technicalities

    and technologies being used in

    construction of BHEP phase II.

    He also interacted with the engi-

    neers of different disciplines

    working on the project besides

    appreciating their dedication.

    MLA, Ramban, Neelam

    Kumar Langey was also pres-

    ent on the occasion.

    The Dy. CM said that

    Government is committed to

    provide uninterrupted and

    affordable power supply to

    every household of the state.

    He expressed concern over low

    revenue collection and huge

    power losses and directed all

    the officers concerned to take

    concrete steps to increase

    power revenue collection and

    liquidate the power losses. He

    also directed all SEs to submit

    their vision paper for improv-

    ing power supply scenario of

    the state.

    Earlier, he visited Power

    Management and Training

    Institute at Baglihar.

    Principal Secretary PDD

    Sandeep Kumar Naik, Chief

    Engineer BHEP-II Ab. Wahid,

    Chief Engineer BHEP-I P.K

    Anguralla, DIG DKR Range

    Nisar Ahmed, SSP Randeep

    Kumar and other officers were

    present on the occasion.

    DyCM visits Baglihar Power Project PWD Minister calls on Governor Excelsior Correspondent

    SRINAGAR, Aug 24: Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, Minister for Public Works, Floriculture, Gardens & Parks, called on N.N. Vohra, Governor, here at the Raj Bhavan today.

    Mr. Bukhari apprised the Governor about the to date sta- tus of the various important roads and buildings projects which are presently under implementation by the depart- ment and the steps being taken to enhance quality, specifica- tions and maintenance stan- dards.

    Stressing that road connec- tivity was the highest priority

    challenge for the development of the State, the Governor com- plimented Mr. Bukhari for visi- bly invigorating the functioning of the PW Department and has- tening the process of repair and renovation of various important roads.

    The Governor also stressed the importance of all required steps being taken to ensure that public gardens were well main- tained,