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Srinagar, Jan 31 : Journalist Nidhi Razdan on Tuesday announced that she has resigned from NDTV. Her resignation comes three days after her colleague Sreenivasan Jain announced his exit from the news channel

After more than 22 years, it is time to move on from NDTV,” she wrote in a tweet. “It has been a wonderful, roller coaster ride but you have to know when to get off. The next couple of weeks are my last. Thank you for the love and support all these years.”

In the latest in a series of resignations at the company after it was taken over by the Adani group. Razdan had worked at NDTV 24×7 for over two decades and in a tweet said that her journey with the channel has been a “roller coaster ride but you have to know when to get off”.

She had briefly left the channel in 2021, and returned in February 2022 to anchor the primetime show ‘No Spin’.

Earlier on January 28, Sreenivasan Jain announced his resignation from NDTV. He has been associated with the news channel since 1995.

Journalist Ravish Kumar and NDTV Group president Suparna Singh are among others who quit. NDTV founders Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy also left the company’s board in December 2022.

Reports said that there is some disquiet within the channel at the manner in which the recent Hindenberg-Adani story has been covered. The news desk was told to keep off the story for the first three days until it became impossible not to take note of the hammering that Adani group shares were receiving at the stock market. Even then, NDTV’s new editorial management ensured that none of the channel’s popular primetime programmes chose the Hindenburg-Adani issue as a debate topic.

On December 30, the Adani group said it has acquired a 27.26% equity stake in NDTV from the Roys, founders of the news broadcaster. A week before that, the NDTV board also appointed two nominee directors of the richest Asian Gautam Adani-run conglomerate on the board – Sanjay Pugalia and Senthil Sinniah Chengalvarayan.

Adani Group acquired a 29.18% stake in NDTV by buying a company backed by the television network’s founders, Radhika Roy and Prannoy Roy. Thereafter, it made an open offer to acquire an additional 26% from public shareholders.

That open offer found investors willing to sell over 53 lakh shares of NDTV despite the deep discount on the stock’s trading price. The stock tendered translated to an 8.26% shareholding, taking the total interest of Adani Group in NDTV to 37.44% – higher than the 32.26% holding of founders.

RRPR Holding Pvt Ltd is the firm that Adani Group indirectly acquired in August, triggering an open offer to buy a further 26% of the media company.

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Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan has created history by crossing the-100 crore mark on day 1, as it mints Rs 102 crore worldwide. The estimated collections are: India Gross: Rs 67 crore, overseas : Rs 35 cr ($4.2 mi), and the total stands at a jaw-dropping Rs 102 crore, as reported by Box-office India.

Pathaan has shattered boycott calls and box-office both on the same day and that’s the day of its release. The estimated first day total is is between Rs 53 and 55 crore. And with that, the film has marched ahead of day one collections of Hrithik Roshan’s War (2019) and Yash’s KGF: Chapter 2 (2022- Hindi), both of which collected around Rs 53 crore their first days.

This YRF blockbuster is also likely to be the biggest hit of everyone involved, right from SRK to Deepika Padukone to John Abraham to the banner itself. And even director Sidharth Anand, who has created a spy universe for Bollywood after cops and comedies’.

The most awaited film in Indian cinema after a long, long time, Pathaan, is here and it has taken the box office by storm! Right after the first show, the exhibitors have realised that Pathaan will be a box office monster and over 300 shows of the film have been increased all over India! This is unprecedented!
The total screen count now is 8000 screens worldwide across Hindi, Tamil & Telugu formats. Domestic – 5,500 Screens, International – 2,500 Screens. It is the biggest ever release for a Hindi film ever in the history of Indian cinema. (PTI)

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JAMMU, Dec 12: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan offered prayers at the revered shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi atop Trikuta hills in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, an official said on Monday.

Khan, dressed in complete black with hooded jacket, reached the shrine late Sunday night to pay his obeisance, the official said.

“The superstar was at the shrine around 11.30 pm and offered his prayers before returning back,” the official said.
A brief video, purportedly showing the 57-year-old actor moving towards the Bhawan along with his personal staff and some policemen, is making rounds on the social media.

Earlier this month, Khan was photographed performing Umrah in Mecca after the schedule wrap of his film ‘Dunki’ in Saudi Arabia.

The actor will next be seen in Yash Raj Films’ actioner ‘Pathaan’ alongside Deepika Padukone and John Abraham. The Siddharth Anand-directed movie is scheduled to be released on January 25. (Agencies)

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Sopore, Oct 29 : To develop cooking skills among students, a food & fruit craving workshop was organised by Mann te Salva, a Sopore based restaurant in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

The workshop titled “Food & Fruit Carving Technique Workshop” for students and art loving professionals was supervised by a chef, Javeed Ahmed, with the participation of students from different schools across the town.

Students and other guests in the workshop appreciated the initiative. “It’s good students are taking part in extracurricular activities as these workshops will help them in skill development,” said a radio jokey, Sahil Muzaffar.

The workshop was aimed to educate and inform students and exhibit careers in the food industry. We will be conducting more workshops in future as well, said Basharat Ahmed, manager Mann te Salva.

The workshop was supported by J&K PET welfare society, Tahoor, Radio Chinar, Unfold Press and Junaid Bhat photographer.

Concluding the workshop with a certificate distribution, Majid Imtiyaz, owner Mann te Salva extended warm thanks to students, guests and all those present on the occasion.

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Jammu/ Srinagar, Oct 03 : Amid tight security cover, Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrived in Jammu on Monday. Shah will stay in J&K UT for three-days and address two mega rallies in Rajouri and Baramulla while he is likely to chair a high level security meeting in Srinagar as well.

Official sources told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that Shah arrived in Jammu this evening. He was received by J&K LG Manoj Sinha, senior officials from administration, police and the BJP Core group leaders at the technical airport Jammu.

Official sources told KNO, that Shah after reaching Raj Bhawan Jammu is scheduled to meet civil society groups, top businessmen and delegations of various organizations are

“On Tuesday morning, Shah will head towards Vaishno Devi Shrine situated at Trikuta Hills in Reasi district. On the eve of Ramnavami, Shah will perform a special pooja at Mata Vaishno Bhawan,” a source, privy to the Shah’s itinerary, told KNO.

After paying obeisance at Vaishno Devi Temple, sources said that Shah will proceed towards border district of Rajouri, where he will address a massive rally at Rajouri Bus Stand. “The Home Minister is likely to make an announcement of giving Scheduled Tribe status to the Pahari population of Rajouri during the rally,” they said.

The sources said that in Jammu, Shah will meet a selected group of BJP leaders at the convention center. “He will also launch some developmental projects and lay the foundation stone of some new projects,” they said.

Shah will land in Srinagar on Tuesday evening, sources said adding that on October 5, he will address a rally at Baramulla Sports Stadium. “In Srinagar, Shah will likely chair a high-level security meeting along with Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, Army, security force officials, officials of the Home Ministry and various security agencies,” the sources said. “If all goes well, the Home Minister may also visit some families of police martyrs in Kashmir.”

Meanwhile, security forces have been put on high alert in J&K while as night patrolling and check-points have been increased on highways and crucial points. Srinagar city is under drone vigil to prevent any untoward incident during Shah’s visit—(KNO)

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Srinagar : The weeklong celebration of Teacher’s Day, an impressive valediction function which was organized by GDC, Pattan culminated on Saturday. During the event the panel discussion of the participating students was organized on the by the Department of English and the Department of Library of the college.

The theme of the panel discussion was “Has the role of teacher upgraded or degraded in present society?” The panel discussion was moderated by Dr Nowsheeba (Chief Librarian) and Dr. Irfan.

The participating students included were Subeena Javaid (Sem III), Furqan Javaid (Sem III), Haseeba Mushtaq (Sem III), Syed Qurat ul Absar (Sem III), Feroza Bano (Sem I), Asmat Asad (Sem I) and Khushboo Jan (Sem I).

Prof. Tariq Ashaia, Principal of the college acclaimed the student for their impressive performances. He also impressed upon the teachers to help the students to reach to their respective goals. He wished them well for all their future endeavors. Principal Tariq Ahmad Aashia felicitated the teachers with the certificates of appreciation.

 

The program concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr. Mohd Amin Malik (Convener, Debate Committee) Prof Nayeem Ahmad Shah acted as rapporteur and Dr Asiya Nazir Khan conducted the proceedings of the events. Mr. Shahid and Mr. Sajad Naqash covered all the events digitally.

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Budgam : J K Emergency Medical Services

Zonal Manager on Friday presented 5th Edition of JKEMS 108 Magazine to CMO Budgam.

In a function Zonal Manager JK Emergency Medical Services Mr Mushtaq Ahmad presented 5th edition of it’s magazine to Dr Tajamul Hussain Khan, CMO Budgam.

They highlighted their achievements and work done visa vis emergency 108 ambulance services, before CMO.

CMO Budgam Dr Tajamul Hussian while appreciating their efforts acknowledged that 108 services has changed the scenario of emergency services especially in far flung areas and in particular economically weaker sections.

He presented appreciated letter to the Zonal Manager. Zonal Manager admitted that Budgam district under the guidance of CMO Budgam has done tremendous job in providing the health care services at door steps of common people.

It’s important to mention that JKEMS scheme was launched in March 2020 and has fleet of 203 ambulances (108 in Jammu division and 95 in Kashmir divison .

As per official data about every 7.38 minutes at least one emergency case is being served by J&K EMS team integrated with 24*7 emergency response centre.

 

Total 1,39,336 emergencies were responded/Handled from 24th March to 15th July 2022 by 108 Ambulances sofar .

 

Atleast 408 deliveries were assisted by Emergency medical technicians inside ambulance and at scene.The official data revealed.

The officials also appeal general masses of state in case of any medical emergency please call on 108 to avail the services 24*7 , which is free of cost.

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GANDERBAL, AUGUST 30: CMO Ganderbal Dr Afroza Shah today chaired Nasha Mukht Bharat meeting wherein she took stock of various indices pertained to the aims and objectives of the programme.

 

Various issues were discussed threadbare wherein focus was given on increase prevalence of drug addiction among youth in the district ganderbal along with detailed review of past three month work done.

 

Staff of various units pertained to Nasha Mukht Bharat objectives were present in the meeting.

 

CMO Ganderbal stressed all the officers/officials to further improve upon rigorous counselling awareness session along with effective follow ups for the better targetted patient care.

 

A seminar calendar was decided wherein dedicated day per week was finalised and mega awareness programmes shall be held in school, colleges and other stakeholders.

 

She also directed all the staff to ensure that all the guidelines of the programme are followed in letter & spirit.

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GANDERBAL, AUGUST 30: CMO Ganderbal Dr Afroza Shah today chaired Nasha Mukht Bharat meeting wherein she took stock of various indices pertained to the aims and objectives of the programme.

Various issues were discussed threadbare wherein focus was given on increase prevalence of drug addiction among youth in the district ganderbal along with detailed review of past three month work done.

Staff of various units pertained to Nasha Mukht Bharat objectives were present in the meeting.

CMO Ganderbal stressed all the officers/officials to further improve upon rigorous counselling awareness session along with effective follow ups for the better targetted patient care.

A seminar calendar was decided wherein dedicated day per week was finalised and mega awareness programmes shall be held in school, colleges and other stakeholders.

She also directed all the staff to ensure that all the guidelines of the programme are followed in letter & spirit.

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