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Air Force deploys Dornier aircraft to transport liver from Pune to Delhi

NEW DELHI: In order to save the life of an army veteran, the Indian Air Force quickly used its Dornier aircraft to fly a group of medics from the Army Hospital here to Pune in order to recover a liver. The Indian Air Force stated on Sunday that the mission was important because it was carried out on short notice on February 23. "An IAF Dornier aircraft was activated at short notice to airlift a team of doctors of Army Hospital (R&R), to retrieve a liver from Pune to Delhi during the night on 23 February," added the statement. According to the IAF, the veteran's life was spared thanks to the subsequent transplant procedure. Army Hospital (Research and Referral), also referred to as Army Hospital (R&R), is the premier medical facility in the Delhi Cantonment region for the armed forces, treating military personnel as well as their families. [caption id="attachment_11699" align="alignnone" width="300"] Air Force deploys Dornier aircraft to transport liver from Pune to Delhi[/caption]  

Air Force deploys Dornier aircraft to transport liver from Pune to Delhi
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Dr Rashmi Singh addresses public grievances, highlights cultural initiatives
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Dr Rashmi Singh addresses public grievances, highlights cultural initiatives

KATHUA, FEBRUARY 22: Commissioner Secretary, Hospitality and Protocol, Dr. Rashmi Singh, today convened an extensive public outreach programme to assess and address public grievances besides reviewing development projects being executed in the district. Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Rakesh Minhas, Additional District Development Commissioner, Ankur Mahajan and representatives of various delegations were present on the occasion. The…

SSP Jammu inaugurates Free Health Checkup Camp at DPO

16-FEB : Samvedna Society Jammu organises 80th Free Heart check up camp at District Police Office Jammu, The camp was organised by Chairman Samvedna Society Keshav Chopra and was inaugurated by Senior Superintendent of Police Jammu Vinod Kumar IPS. The Camp was also attended by Senior Superintendent of Police Kulbir Handa JKPS and Deputy Superintendent…

SSP Jammu inaugurates Free Health Checkup Camp at DPO
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CRPF Battalion holds free medical camp at Channi Rama
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CRPF Battalion holds free medical camp at Channi Rama

JAMMU: The 76 CRPF Battalion, in association with the J&K Health Department, arranged a free medical camp at Shiv Shakti Mandir, Channi Rama, as part of its Civic Action Programme. Under the direction of Sandeep Khirwar, IG Jammu Sector, and Ramesh Kumar, DIG Range Jammu, the camp was hosted. T.H. Khan, Commandant-76 Bn, oversaw the camp, which was set up with the intention of providing free medical care and education about healthy living habits to the area's impoverished population. A group of two medical officers, Dr. S. Sowmiya from the 76th Battalion of the CRPF and Dr. Neeyati Abrol from the Medical Camp, performed free medical examinations and gave away free medications to about 350 civilians. The Civic Action Programme was launched by DIG Jammu Range Ramesh Kumar. T.H. Khan, Commandant-76Bn, made a plea to everyone in the community to keep physically fit by engaging in regular exercise and raised awareness of the need of maintaining good cleanliness and a healthy lifestyle on this occasion. In addition, he clarified the CRPF's function in upholding friendly relations between the populace and the force. Participants in the camp were Anand Kumar, DIG (OPS) Range Hiranagar, Hari Om Khare, Commandant-160 Bn, Mahendra Singh, 2IC, Girish Chandra Singh Sontiyal Dy.Comdt., Praveen Kumar, Asstt. Comdt., and Jawans and Medical Staff from 76 Bn CRPF. The people responded positively to the initiative and expressed their desire for the CRPF to host similar camps in the future.   [caption id="attachment_10418" align="alignnone" width="300"] CRPF Battalion holds free medical camp at Channi Rama[/caption]  

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World’s Highest Pangong ‘Frozen Lake’ Marathon conducted
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World’s Highest Pangong ‘Frozen Lake’ Marathon conducted

LEH: The "World's Highest Frozen Lake Marathon," held in conjunction with the Pangong Frozen Lake Marathon, saw a successful second edition. With assistance from the Indian Army's 14 Corps and the Union Territory of Ladakh Administration, the Adventure Sports Foundation of Ladakh organised the marathon. There were 120 racers in two categories—the 21-kilometer and the 10-kilometer run—representing seven different nations. The event's chief guest, Ravinder Kumar, the administrative secretary of youth services and sports at UT Ladakh, was joined by Konchok Stanzin, councillor for the Chushul Constituency.The run's primary goals were to raise awareness of the Himalayan glaciers' rapid melting and to encourage winter travel to destinations like Changthang. Along with hosting the runners, many residents of the Pangong areas of Maan, Merak, Spangmik, and Phobrang took part in the event. On this day, they also presented a variety of cultural performances. According to the statement, the run was held at an elevation of 14,273 feet amid intense snowfall, with temperatures as low as -15. This officially gives us the confidence to name this as one of the world's hardest marathons. [caption id="attachment_11420" align="alignnone" width="300"] World’s Highest Pangong ‘Frozen Lake’ Marathon conducted[/caption]  

9 Unexploded Shells Found In Ladakh
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9 Unexploded Shells Found In Ladakh

Leh, Feb 14: In Ladakh, nine unexploded shells were discovered and were demolished in a controlled explosion, an official reported on Wednesday. According to an official spokesman, Councillor Sonam Thardos informed the Sub-divisional Magistrate (SDM) about the shells found in Chulitse Kulum in Kharu. He added that once the SDM brought up the issue with the Army's Trishul Division, its engineers made sure the shells were quickly disposed of in front of the local police. Officials stated that army specialists deliberately detonated the shells.   [caption id="attachment_10955" align="alignnone" width="300"] 9 Unexploded Shells Found In Ladakh[/caption]  

BRO opens Zojila Pass for vehicular traffic
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BRO opens Zojila Pass for vehicular traffic

KARGIL: Following the recent snowfall, the Zojila Pass was once again open to cars. The District Administration, the Ladakh Police, the Chief Executive Councillor (CEC), Project Vijayak and Beacon personnel, and the Union Territory Administration were all thanked for their well-coordinated efforts. The CEC expressed its gratitude to the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) for their unwavering commitment in working under challenging weather circumstances to clear the path for the reopening of this important pass. Despite the difficulties, 160 passengers have already crossed the Zojila axis in 10 vehicles from the Kargil-Sonamarg route and 27 vehicles from the Srinagar-Kargil route. In addition, the Kargil District Administration sent ten cars to Srinagar to pick up people, including students. [caption id="attachment_10851" align="alignnone" width="300"] BRO opens Zojila Pass for vehicular traffic[/caption]  

Advisor Ladakh reviews ATRs concerning Northern Zonal Council meeting
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Advisor Ladakh reviews ATRs concerning Northern Zonal Council meeting

LEH: An important meeting to review the "Action Taken Reports" related to the 31st meeting of the Northern Zonal Council (NZC) was headed by Dr. Pawan Kotwal, the administrative secretary of the Home Department and advisor to the lieutenant governor of UT Ladakh. The meeting was held at the Civil Secretariat in Leh. The meeting's objectives were to assess progress and plan for the future by focusing on a variety of themes, including social justice, rural development, and healthcare programmes. The primary focus was on hastening the examination and settlement of instances involving sexual offences against minors and women. In order to reduce pendency and guarantee prompt justice, Dr. Pawan Kotwal underlined the importance of the Fast Track Special Cases (FTSC) scheme's efficient execution.In addition, discussions encompassed the expansion of banking services and Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mechanisms to rural regions, with a specific emphasis on the establishment of bank branches and postal banking facilities in 34 villages, as well as the complete digitization of all eligibility documents. It was thoroughly discussed how to strengthen agricultural infrastructure and healthcare provisions through the implementation of the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PMJAY) and the adoption of Model Bye-Laws for new Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS), which allow them to undertake more than 25 economic activities. Concerns about the school dropout rate of children were discussed, with a focus on the POSHAN Abhiyan's efforts to reduce malnutrition among girls.All concerned personnel have been asked by Dr. Pawan Kotwal to accelerate the action and provide a thorough action taken report within a 15-day period. Principal Secretary of the Department of School Education; Additional Director General of Police; Commissioner/Secretary of the Department of Social and Tribal Welfare; Administrative Secretary of the Department of Cooperatives; Director of Finance; Deputy Director (K) of the Department of Planning, Development, and Monitoring; Superintendent of Post Offices, UT of Ladakh; Senior PO/APP, Directorate of Prosecution, Ladakh; Under Secretary to the Department of Home; and other relevant officers.   [caption id="attachment_10612" align="alignnone" width="300"] Advisor Ladakh reviews ATRs concerning Northern Zonal Council meeting[/caption]

Kargil observes complete bandh, massive protest rally taken out in Leh on KDA, LAB call
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Kargil observes complete bandh, massive protest rally taken out in Leh on KDA, LAB call

KARGIL: Kargil Democratic Alliance (KDA) and Leh Apex Body (LAB), two conglomerates representing various political, social, religious, and student organisations in Ladakh, called for a complete "Kargil bandh" and "Leh Chalo" on February 3 in support of their four demands, which include statehood for Ladakh, constitutional safeguards under the Sixth Schedule, PSC for Ladakh, early job recruitment, and two separate parliament seats for Leh and Kargil. Meanwhile, a massive protest rally was held in Leh district of Ladakh union territory on Saturday.On February 3, LAB and KDA met in Kargil and Leh and declared a bandh throughout the Ladakh area. According to accounts, the Kargil district saw a full bandh, with all commercial establishments shuttered, private offices closed, and all vehicles off the road. Similarly, hundreds of people participated in a sizable protest march organised by Leh Apex Body in Leh. The two alliances have called on people to band together to fight for the establishment of a public service commission, job reservations for locals, early recruitment drives, statehood and special status under the sixth schedule of the Constitution, and separate representation for the districts of Leh and Kargil in Parliament. Sajjad Hussain Kargili, a member of the Kargil Democratic Alliance, stated that the protest call was made in favour of the four requests made by the Ladakh bodies. Kargili stated that the Ladakh people should be listened to by the government, and their requests should be promptly met. It is pertinent to note that the Ministry of Home Affairs has scheduled a meeting of the High Powered Committee for February 19 in Delhi to review the issues, coinciding with the protest call issued by the KDA and LAB. "Happening Now in #Ladakh | Despite harsh cold people in #Leh gathered and marching with the demand for Statehood, Constitutional safeguards under the Sixth Schedule, and PSC and employment opportunities for Ladakh" tweeted Sajad Hussain Kargili. [caption id="attachment_10193" align="alignnone" width="300"] Kargil observes complete bandh, massive protest rally taken out in Leh on KDA, LAB call[/caption]  

Ladakh tableau features girls playing ice hockey during Republic Day parade at Kartavya Path
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Ladakh tableau features girls playing ice hockey during Republic Day parade at Kartavya Path

NEW DELHI: This year's Ladakh tableau for Friday's Republic Day march had young women playing ice hockey. Since all of the players on the Indian women's ice hockey team are Ladakhi, the tableau with the theme "Empowering Women through Employment in Ladakh's Journey" was selected. The trailer's foreground included a Ladakhi village, symbolising the region's dedication to improving living conditions by offering sustainable resources, energy, and education. And showed houses with solar panels, a symbol of the area's forward-thinking projects, with kids studying in the bright light. The midsection of the trailer showed Ladakhis engaged in a range of economic pursuits, including the production of apricot jam, seabuck thorn juice, wooden crafts and an apricot tree. This accurately captured the ambitions of youthful, vibrant entrepreneurs aiming to create an innovative future for Ladakh. The last scene included a Ladakhi mountaintop, emphasising that Umling-La pass holds the title of being the highest motorable road in the world. There are also solar-powered LED street lights, wanderers caring for goats, and expert pashmina weavers. Female artists from every Ladakhi ethnic tribe, including the Ladakhi, Balti, Purgi, Sheena, Brokpa/Aryan, Changpa, and others, were showcased on both sides of the tableau. Using cultural tableaus and performances, as many as sixteen states and Union territories showcased the richness of their respective ethnic backgrounds. An all-female tri-service contingent marched in the parade for the first time ever. [caption id="attachment_9698" align="alignnone" width="300"] Ladakh tableau features girls playing ice hockey during Republic Day parade at Kartavya Path[/caption]