Tuesday, February 18, 2020
 
 Top Stories of The Day
J&K Global Investors’ Summit 2020
The Road-show starts from Bengaluru & Kolkata
Bengaluru/Kolkata,February 17 (Scoop News)-In a succeeding event to the grand curtain raiser heralding the J&K Government's first Investors' Summit, grand road-shows being organised to cover pan India – started today with Bengaluru & Kolkata to allow prospective investors have a dialogue on the immense investment opportunities presented by the verdant region. Providing a platform for the business communities to deliberate upon how the newly formed Union Territory's potential may be leveraged, the road-shows will cover numerous cities like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmadabad in the month of February and March 2020. The road-shows intend to get along business hubs to draw together investors, decision-makers, senior government officials and the local business community in a stimulating dialogue that can spur the region's industrial growth and manufacturing across 14 identified focus sectors. The Government led Industrial delegation including Manzoor Ahmad Lone, Secretary, Agriculture and Horticulture; Simrandeep Singh, MD, JK ITIDC; Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, DC Srinagar; Anoo...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
India assumes presidency of UN body on Migratory Species for 3 years
New Delhi,February 17 (Scoop News)-The Thirteenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species kicked off in Gandhinagar today in the presence of senior government officials, environment advocates, activists, researchers and biodiversity leaders from as many as 130 countries. Inaugurating the key UN Summit via video conferencing Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modisaid that the CMS COP13 is of particular significance to India, which is known for its rich biodiversity and is one of the seven megadiverse countries in the world. “India has four biodiversity hotspots – Eastern Himalayas, Western Ghats, Indo Myanmar landscape and Andaman and Nicobar Islands and home to as ...

Nitin Gadkari to represent India at the 3rd High Level Global Conference on Road Safety in Stockholm
New Delhi,February 17 (Scoop News)-Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari reached Stockholm today to represent India at the “3rd High Level Global Conference on Road Safety for Achieving Global Goals 2030”. The objective of the two-day conference is to bring road safety on the global agenda and renew the world community’s commitment to safer roads. Leaders from participating countries will draw up a road-map for reaching the United Nation’s goal set under the UN Decade of Action of reducing road crashes by 2030. The conference, a follow up of the 2nd High Level Global Conference on “Traffic Safety-Time of Results” in 2015 in Brazil, is being organised in a...

Letters of appreciation given to Air India Employees for their dedication in Evacuation Operations at Wuhan
New Delhi,February 17 (Scoop News)-Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister(I/C), Civil Aviation, today handed over the letters of appreciation issued by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to the 68 Air India Staff, who conducted evacuation operation of the Indians stranded at Wuhan. Shri Pradeep Singh Kharola, Secretary, Civil Aviation, Shri Rajeev Bansal, CMD, Air India, Shri Ashwani Lohani, Ex-CMD Air India along with other senior officials from Ministry of Civil Aviation and Air India were present on the occasion. A total of 647 Indians, as well 7 Maldivians, were evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the Novel Corona Virus Flu. Appreciating the team’s effort, Shr...

​​​​​​​Vice President calls upon the civil society all over the world to collaborate at UN for strong policy framework against terrorism
"Peace is a prerequisite to development; all countries should come together to eliminate poverty and illiteracy"
Kolkata,February 16 (Scoop News)-The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu today called terrorism as the common enemy of humanity, peace and development. He also called upon the civil society all over the world to collaborate and create a global consensus at platforms such as UN for strong policy framework against the all forms of terrorism. Addressing the centennial celebrations of Rotary International in India in Kolkata today, the Vice President said that peace is a prerequisite to development and everyone should work to curb the menace of terrorism. The Vice President ...

 
 Ladakh News
Ladakh Buddhist Association Demands Constitutional Safeguards For Ladakh
Leh(Ladakh),February 17 (Scoop News Desk)- Demanding constitutional safeguard to Ladakh region, all the religious and political leaders of Leh District led by Ladakh Buddhist Association Leh took out massive peace rally today. Religious body includes Ladakh Buddhist Association, Ladakh Gonpa Association, Anjuman Imamia, Anjuman Moin-Ul-Islam and Christian Community. The rally attended by every household even from far flung areas of all regions of Leh district started from Leh Bazaar to culminate at Historical Polo Ground. All the speakers thanked the Union Government for the landmark decision of granting the UT status to Ladakh and fulfilling 71 years old genuine demands and aspirati...

Atal Dulloo reviews implementation of AB-PMJAY
Over 62000 cases treated under scheme in J&K Ladakh
Jammu, February 17 (Scoop News)- Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education, Atal Dulloo today reviewed the implementation of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) in J&K. It came up in the meeting that over 62000 patients were treated under AB-PMJAY across the union territory of J&K. The meeting was attended by Bhupinder Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, State Health Agency, AB-PMJAY, J & K; Prof. AG Ahangar, Director SKIMS Srinagar; Dr. Sameer Mattoo, Director Health Services Kashmir; Dr. Renu Sharma, Director Health Services Jammu; Dr. Sunanda Raina, Principal GMC, Jammu; Prof. Parvaiz A. Shah, Principal GMC Srinagar and other officers of State Healt...

Zojila tunnel may undergo some design changes to prevent cost escalation:Gadkari
New Delhi,February 16 (Scoop News Desk)- The strategic Zojila tunnel for all-year connectivity between Leh and Srinagar may undergo some design changes to prevent cost escalation as the Government plans to complete the project at the earlier estimated cost of about Rs 6,800 crore, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said. The tunnel project, stalled for about six years, holds strategic significance as Zojila Pass is situated at an altitude of 11,578 feet on the Srinagar-Kargil-Leh National Highway and remains closed during winters due to heavy snowfall, cutting off Ladakh region from Kashmir. “We are planning to make some design changes that may include doing away with escape tunnel and instea...

Advisor to Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh UTreviews budget allocated to deptts
Leh, February 15 (Scoop News)- Advisor to Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh UT, Umang Narula convened a review meeting regarding Budget estimates to UT Ladakh for the year 2020-21 at conference hall of UT Secretariat today. At the outset, the Commissioner Secretary Finance Rigzin Samphel presented a detailed power point presentation on sector wise allocation of budget 2020-21, and outlined the allocation on construction and up-gradation of new Government Residences/Offices, Roads, Bridges and other infrastructure, setting up of new infrastructure for UT Secretariat, Irrigation and Flood Controls works, Agriculture & Horticulture sectors. It is pertinent to mention that after re-organization o...

Ladakh celebrates its first “Winter Conclave 2020”
Leh,February 12 (Scoop News)-The Union Territory of Ladakh celebrates its first “Winter Conclave 2020” to bring together stakeholders to shape the foundation as well as mould a sustainable model for tourism. We invite you to be a part of this, first of its kind initiative in constructing a roadmap for developing Ladakh’s winter tourism in a more sustainable manner and celebrate the diversity of the region....

Advisor Khan inaugurates Sub Office of JK BOSE at Kargil
Listens to issues, demands of various public delegations
Kargil,September 27 (Scoop News)-Advisor to Governor, Farooq Khan, today inaugurated the newly constructed office complex of the Board of School Education (BOSE) constructed at a cost of Rs 81.69 lakh under District Plan. The Advisor was accompanied by the Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan, Executive Councillor for Tourism Er Phunsog Tashi, Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Baseer-ul-Haq Choudhary, Chairperson J&K BOSE Prof Veena Pandita, Superintendent of Police Dr Vinod Kumar and other concerned officers. Later, an impressive function was held at the new BOSE Sub Office. Speaking on the occasion, the Advisor while congratulating the peo...

Advisor Kumar declares open Kargil School Olympics
Announces Rs 20 lakh for dev of KSC Stadium Bemathang
Kargil,September 27 (Scoop News)-Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar declared open the first ever mega multi-sports event in the district titled Kargil School Olympics, 2019 at Khree Sultan Cho Sports Stadium Bemathang here today. Advisor to Governor Farooq Khan, Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan, Executive Councillor for Tourism Er Phunsog Tashi, Executive Councillor for Health Muhammad Ali Chandan, Deputy Commissioner and CEO,LAHDC, Kargil Baseer-ul-Haq Choudhary, Superintendent of Police Dr Vinod Kumar besides district officers, representative of political and religious organizations were present on the occasion. The lighting of Olympic torch and the...

CUK’s DIC inaugurates spoke centre in GDC Kargil
Kargil, August 04 (Scoop News)-Design and Innovation Centre (DIC), Central University of Kashmir (CUK) inaugurated its spoke centre at Government Degree College, Kargil. Prof. Fayaz Ahmad Nika (Project Director, DIC), Prof. N.A Nadeem (Project Advisor, DIC) and Dr. Amina Qari (Principal, GDC Kargil) were present on the occasion. “DIC is one of the prestigious projects of the CUK. We are happy to start another spoke centre in GDC Kargil. This spoke centre will offer one year diploma course in Ladakhi Crafts and we will try to revive the cultural art of Kargil and Ladakh through various innovations under this project,” said Prof. Fayaz Ahmad Nika. Currently, DIC CUK has nine spok...

 
 Debate
Article 370 is dead ; very few can dare say - Long live Art 370
By B.L Saraf If Art 370 had the blackmailing value , as contending parties argued , then it was good to see Duke Wellington’s refrain –“ Publish and be damned “ come into the play and relieve nation of the ‘ hostage syndrome ‘ . On 5th August 2019 , with the stroke of a pen the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir built with the blood and sweat of Dogra warriors , disappeared ; only to reappear in truncated shape of two union territories – with one having some semblance of a democratic pretence : in as much as it will have an elected Assembly . But profile of its legislature too has suffered a change . Legislative Council – popularly ...

Countering false narrative on Article 370
K B Jandial While there is urgent need to reach out to the simmering Kashmir to assuage their outraged sentiments and to clarify that the “scrapped” article 370 was never pro-Kashmir, some sections of the national media especially the leading magazines are, deliberately or inadvertently, resorting to distorted and erroneous interpretation of constitution’s temporary and special provisions. And more regrettably this is going on un-countered, strengthening plethora of misleading narratives in J&K that is neither in the interest of people of the state nor of the country. Some are trying to create a mischievous linkage of “abrogation” of article 370 to Hinditva agenda by referring t...

Restore Internet connectivity
B L Saraf Access to internet is basic right – Kerala High Court We have come to witness a strange phenomenon. Probably, it has something to do with the times we live in: that when some disturbances occur in any part of the country – minor or major – internet connectivity becomes the foremost causalty. Public authorities snap it at the first available occasion as if to work as panacea of all the ills. May be in certain situations and for shorter durations it is desirable. But net’s prolonged blackout, in much case, proves counter -productive, and, in effect, does quite the opposite of what is actually intended. Absence of a legitimate and authentic source of information leaves ...

Communication post 370
Prof.M.K Bhat Television debates, social media posts, statements from various political parties etc ever since the abrogation of article 370 has led to the labeling of people as patriots and anti nationals. “We the people of India” is getting lost in this rhetoric created by motor mouthed people with particular interests. Everyone feels that his version is the only truth and is least interested to listen to the other opinion. The TV channels have adopted it as a profit model to get higher TRP and political parties try to show either hyper nationalism or carry the views antagonistic to Indian interests simply to polarize the voters in the country. Quite often the viewer glued ...

UNHRC’s doubtful impartiality on Kashmir
K.N. Pandita UN Human Rights Council’s 42nd session has just come to an end in Geneva. My more than twenty year experience at the UN in Geneva is that it has not been fair to India in regard to Kashmir cause. This bigotry is traceable to the days of British colonial rule over India. In her opening statement the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights gave two short paragraphs on Kashmir in which she has been unreasonably critical. The High Commissioner says “coming to my office” say this and that. Who are her reporters and who vouches for their credibility.? She says she is concerned about the impact of recent actions of GOI on the human rights of the people. One may ask were was...

Kashmir hysteria grips Pakistan
K N Pandita Kashmir is all that Pakistan talks about these days. On 14 August, the day on which Great Britain created Pakistan in 1947, Imran Khan was in Muzaffarabad instigating PoK “nationalists”, (the long-time adversaries of Pakistan), that India had snatched away Kashmir from them. He purported to convey through them a message to PoK expatriates in the UK who responded by making a massive protest demonstration in front of the Indian Mission in London. The London police made a mock show of preventive measures. Armed insurgency and aazaadi (freedom) slogan were actually initiated by PoK’s UK-based Diaspora in the early 1980s on the behest of ISI. These criminals had kidnapped...

Article 370 is ‘dead’, reach out to hurt Kashmir
Straight Talk
K B Jandial We are witness to the history of J&K in the making. Undeterred by the controversies and adverse fallout of demonetisation of currency and emboldened by huge public support for the most daring surgical strikes in PoK and Balakote, the nation witnessed Modi’s yet another stunning masterstroke on 5th August 2019. The nation was pleasantly thrilled when Amit Shah informed Rajya Sabha that the President invoking power vested in Clause 3 of Article 370 has issued. The Constitution (Application to Jammu & Kashmir) Order 2019 superseding the earlier Presidential Order of 1954 and abrogated all clauses of Article 370 except a clause he proposed in the Statutory Resolution adopted ...

Your Celebrity Versus My Celebrity
B L Saraf The celebrities are in a demand . Some would say , a self created one . They flaunt opinion dispensing as the USP . On one side , 49 of them are in the news ; followed by 62 on the other side . Much as group 49 would pose as independent opinion makers , bias against Narrandra Modi , however , is too evident to be missed . The language couched in a phraseology - loved by a particular political party - leaves nothing to guess for whom they speak and which ideology they cater to . The habit of opinion dispensing was displayed by the group of a particular brand of celeb...

 Jammu News
CEO issues notification for Phase-II of Panchayat by-polls
Jammu, February 17 (Scoop News)- Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, (Election Authority under J&K Panchayati Raj Rules, 1996) Shailendra Kumar today issued notification for the conduct of phase-II of by-elections for Panchayat Polls-2020 in respect of vacant seats to elect Sarpanches and Panches. The notification has been issued for Shangus and Hiller blocks in District Anantnag, Aloosa block in District Bandipora, Sangrama and Wagoora in Baramulla District, B K Pora, Rathsun and Budgam in district Budgam, Wakura in Ganderbal District, block Kulgam in Kulgam district, Nutnussa, Drugmulla, Magam, Ramhal and Tarthpora in Kupwara District, Awantipora and Kakapora (Partly) in District Pulwama and...

DSEJ, JU organizes orientation program for CEOs and DIET Principals
Jammu, February 17 (Scoop News)-The Counselling Cell, Directorate of School Education Jammu (DSEJ) in collaboration with Department of Lifelong Learning, University of Jammu organized one day orientation programme for Chief Education Officers (CEOs), Principals District Institutes of Education Research and Training (DIET) and in charge Counselling Cells at DIETs regarding extension of counseling services to government schools of Jammu province. The event was held under the Patronship of Vice Chancellor Prof Manoj Dhar and guidance of Director School Education Jammu, Anuradha Gupta. Director Department Lifelong Learning, Dr Kavita Suri, who supervised the event, said the aim of the...

Secretary Hr Edu inaugurates Sports Festival 2020
Jammu, February 17 (Scoop News)- Secretary Higher Education Department, Talat Parvez Rohilla today declared open Sports Festival 2020 organized by the Higher Education Department here. Around 2000 students of 21 Colleges of Jammu and Samba districts are participating in the Sports Festival. The event would witness contests in Kho-Kho, Kabaddi, Volley ball, Cricket, Table Tennis, Badminton, Tug of war, Football, Hockey etc. Among others, Director Colleges, Yasin Ahmed Shah; Deputy Secretary Higher Education, Vikas Bhagati; principals and staff from various Colleges and students were present at the inaugural function. The Secretary appreciated organizers for holding the event...

Secretary Hr Edu inaugurates Sports Festival 2020
Jammu, February 17 (Scoop News)- Secretary Higher Education Department, Talat Parvez Rohilla today declared open Sports Festival 2020 organized by the Higher Education Department here. Around 2000 students of 21 Colleges of Jammu and Samba districts are participating in the Sports Festival. The event would witness contests in Kho-Kho, Kabaddi, Volley ball, Cricket, Table Tennis, Badminton, Tug of war, Football, Hockey etc. Among others, Director Colleges, Yasin Ahmed Shah; Deputy Secretary Higher Education, Vikas Bhagati; principals and staff from various Colleges and students were present at the inaugural function. The Secretary appreciated organizers for holding the event...

5 Days Training Programme “IMPACT” under Samagra Shiksha concludes
Jammu, February 17 (Scoop News)-Five-day long training programme- ‘IMPACT’ for capacity building of Key Resource Persons concluded today here at Jammu University. The training was organized by Directorate of Samagra Shiksha in association with NCERT, New Delhi and envisaged to train the Key Resource Persons, who shall further impart the training to Teachers Grade II and III across J&K at their respective DIETs. The training was a special initiative taken by Samagra Shiksha on the directions of Lieutenant Governor of J&K who stressed upon organising a mega scale training programme for all the Grade II and III teachers of newly created UT. The training programme was monitored by Dire...

Union Jt Secretary reviews progress on Land Record digitization in J&K
Jammu,February 17 (Scoop News)- Union Joint Secretary Land Records (LR) Department of Land Revenue Rural Development, Hukum Singh Meena today reviewed the progress of writing and updation of Jamabandis as part of the digitization of Land Records of the Digital India Land Records Modernization Program (DILRMP) in Jammu and Kashmir. The meeting was attended by Financial Commissioner (Revenue), Dr Pawan Kotwal; Commissioner Survey & Land Records, Shahnawaz Bukhari; Additional Commissioner Jammu, Manisha Sarin; Additional Commissioner Revenue (Central), Nazir Ahmad Baba; Regional Director Survey and Land Records, Jammu, Dr. Mushtaq Ahmad, besides other senior officers of the department. ...

Rana exhorts cadre to reach out to people, stand by them
Jammu, February 16 (Scoop News)- National Conference Provincial President Devender Singh Rana today exhorted the party cadre to reach out to the people at grass roots level and help seek redressal to their problems on various fronts and stand by them. “National Conference has all along remained in the forefront for safeguarding interests, identity and dignity of the people and the role of cadre in this regard cannot be undermined”, Provincial President Devender Singh Rana said while addressing the party’s Provincial Party functionaries at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhavan here this afternoon. He exuded confidence that the party workers and functionaries will play their designated role by highligh...

Cong to contest elections despite reservations: Mir
Jammu, February 16 (Scoop News)- Lashing out at the Govt for taking unilateral decisions with regard to the holding of elections on party basis without taking political parties on board and allowing any political activity, Congress has said that even today party is ready to take part, provided their leaders are released and allowed complete political activity in a secure atmosphere, otherwise, we would leave it to the wisdom of people to choose right candidates. In a press statement issued here today JKPCC chief G A Mir said that Govt was behaving like authoritarian and arbitrary manner by unilaterally announcing to hold by-elections to fill vacancies in the Panchayats, on party basis, ...

 
 Kashmir News
Migratory Bird census starts in Valley wetlands
Srinagar,February 17 (Scoop News)- Wetlands Division Kashmir of Wildlife Protection Department conducted the census of Migratory Birds besides other endemic birds living in the Valley wetlands. The participants from Kashmir University, SKUAST-K, World Wildlife Fund, Wildlife Conservation Fund, School for Rural Development and Environment, WUCMA, Kashmir Bird Watchers Club, Wildlife SOS, Volunteers and free Lancers are taking part in the census. An orientation programme was conducted at Camping ground Hokersar Srinagar to inculcate the census techniques amongst the participants. The programme is aimed to identify the current status of 13 valley Wetlands including Hokersar, Mir...

Secy FCS&CA reviews Maha Shivratri arrangements
Srinagar, February 17 (Scoop News)- Secretary, Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Pandurang Kondbarao Pole today took stock of arrangements being made for Maha Shivratri across Jammu and Kashmir. The departmental review meeting was attended by Director, FCS&CA, Bashir Ahmad Khan, Joint Director, Fayaz Ahmad, ADs, and representatives from Relief Commissioner’s office, among other concerned officers. During the meeting, various arrangements related to availability of essential commodities, adequate provision of food, civil supplies and consumer affairs and other supplies were discussed. He directed concerned officers to ensure that Kashmiri Pandit devotees from differ...

Geelani stable, conscious: Dir SKIMS
Srinagar,February 17 (Scoop News)- According to Director, SKIMS, Dr. A. G. Ahangar, the condition of senior political leader, Syed Ali Geelani is stable and he is conscious, cooperative and oriented. All his vital organs are performing normally and a team of doctors is round the clock monitoring the health condition of Mr. Geela...

Admn Secys. to hold Public Grievance Camp at Srinagar on Feb 18
Srinagar, February 17 (Scoop News)-Commissioner Secretary, Industries and Commerce Department, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi and Secretary, Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Sheetal Nanda, would convene a day-long Public Grievance Camp at Banquet Hall, Srinagar on February 18-2020 from 10 AM to 4 PM. People have been asked to register their grievance and developmental issues during the daylong camp. ...

Admn Secys. to hold Public Grievance Camp at Srinagar on Feb 18
Srinagar, February 17 (Scoop News)-Commissioner Secretary, Industries and Commerce Department, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi and Secretary, Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Sheetal Nanda, would convene a day-long Public Grievance Camp at Banquet Hall, Srinagar on February 18-2020 from 10 AM to 4 PM. People have been asked to register their grievance and developmental issues during the daylong camp. ...

Govt to boost water sports in JK: Navin Choudhary
JK to host first ever Indoor National Rowing Championship soon
Srinagar, February 17 (Scoop News)-Principal Secretary, Education and Technical Education Department, Navin Kumar Choudhary today said that Government was aiming to take remarkable steps in boosting water sports across Jammu and Kashmir. Speaking to athletes during a ceremony at Banquet Hall, Srinagar, Choudhary said that Jammu and Kashmir has a tremendous potential in water sports and Government was taking every possible step to boost this sport. Navin Kumar Choudhary, who is also President, Association for Rowing & Sculling (JKARS) said some vital equipment has been installed for training purposes of the athletes. He hailed the donors of these athletes, saying that their contrib...

Institute of Hotel Management students protest against internet curbs
Srinagar, February 16 (Scoop News)- Scores of students of Institute of Hotel Management (IHM), Rajbagh today protested against the continuous restrictions on the internet services, while terming the move as ‘injustice’ with the people of Kashmir. The protest at the press enclave was joined by the students from outside the Union Territory, who are studying at IHM for the last several months. Muhammad Riyan Saif, a student from Delhi who is studying at IHM, Rajbagh said that whenever he comes to Kashmir he feels like that he is a “second class” citizen with all the curbs and restrictions on the communication that are in place. “The administration has throttled the expression of speech; res...

25 fish farmers flagged off on exposure tour in Budgam
“Steps afoot to provide better marketing facilities to fish farmers to boost sector”
Budgam, February 14 (Scoop News)-Additional Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani in presence of Assistant Director Fisheries, Showkat Ahmad Bhat today flagged off 25 progressive fish farmers including women entrepreneurs on exposure tour under ATMA at DC office Budgam. Earlier, ADC interacted with the farmers and urged them to expand their units to promote the fish cultural in the district. He said that district administration have been providing all possible assistance including better marketing facilities to support farm holders and encourage others too towards fish farming. He said during the tour the farmers shall visit various farms and training centers in differen...

 
 Other Stories
Mapping, demarcation of Jehlum, Tawi flood basins
Advisor Bhatnagar reviews progress of preliminary work
Jammu, February 17 (Scoop News)-Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar today reviewed the progress of preliminary work for the mapping and demarcation of flood basins along Jehlum and Tawi rivers, here in a meeting at Civil Secretariat. The meeting was attended by Commissioner Secretary, Jal Shakti, I&FC, A.K. Sahu; Chief Engineer I&FC, Kashmir, MM Shahnawaz; Chief Engineer I&FC, Jammu, Ashok Sharma; Director CWC, Jammu, S.K Sharma and other officials of the concerned department. The Advisor stressed upon the officials to expedite the preliminary works for the mapping of river basins and catchment areas to save human inhabitations from flood water by devising an effect...

Election Commission of India gets ‘Silver’ award for Excellence in Government Process re-engineering for digital transformation from DARPG
New Delhi,February 17 (Scoop News)-The Election Commission of India has been awarded ‘Silver’ for Excellence in Government Process re-engineering for digital transformation for the year 2019-20. The award was given on 8th Feb 2020. Dr Sandeep Saxena Senior Deputy Election Commissioner handing over the award to Shri. Sunil Arora, Chief Election Commissioner of India The award seeks to recognize the projects that involved analysis and re-design of workflow and which resulted in improvement in outcomes related to efficiency, effectiveness of process, cost, quality, service delivery or a combination of these. The award was presented during the 23rd National Conference on e...

Army conducts interaction with the Sarpanches, Panches
Srinagar, February 14 (Scoop News)-Army Camp Watergam organised an interaction with the Sarpanches, Panches and opinion makers. The purpose of conducting this interaction was to discuss the upcoming Panchyat Elections and general situation of the area. Many important issues were put forth by the Sarpanchs and they were discussed threadbare. The strength of the attendees in the Awaami meet was 55 in which seven Sarpanchs, 11 Ward Members, five Panches and 32 opinion makers were present. The locals believe that peace and tranquillity in the region can only be enhanced by synergy of efforts between the locals and Army. During the interaction special emphasis was...

Anantnag Police arrests drug peddler, huge quantity of contraband substance seized
Srinagar, February 14 (Scoop News)-Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Anantnag arrested a drug peddler and seized huge quantity of contraband substance from his possession. Based on specific input about the drug dealing in Bijbehara area of Anantnag district, Anantnag Police raided a residential house belonging to Ishtiyaq Ahmad Najar located in Bunpora area of Waghama, Bijbehara. During the search of the house, Police have been able to recover about one quintal of Poppy Straw concealed in nylon sacks from the residential house. The house owner was arrested and shifted to Police Station Bijbehara where he remains in custody. Case FIR No. 11/2020 under relevan...

Chairman, Directors of The Citizens’ Cooperative Bank Ltd call on Lt Governor
Jammu, February 13 (Scoop News)- Chairman of The Citizens’ Cooperative Bank Ltd., Jammu along with its Directors today called on the Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu here at the Raj Bhavan. The delegation headed by Sh. Parveen Kumar Sharma, Chairman of the Bank accompanied by S. Surinder Singh, Sh. Bharat Bhushan Gupta, Sh. Sumant Singh Jamwal & Sh. Ravi Kant-Directors and Sh. Ashok Goswamy, Managing Director apprised the Lt Governor of the difficulties of Cooperative banks in J&K for augmenting their business in the present era of competition. They submitted a memorandum of demands and issues pertaining to the implementation of 97th Constitutional Amendment in the J&K Co...

Budgam police distributes sports items among youth of Hyderpora
Srinagar, February 13 (Scoop News)-: Budgam Police under aegis of CAP (Civic Action Programme) distributed sports items among youth of Hyderpora. In order to inculcate & promote sports spirit among the youth and build healthy Police-Public relations besides taking forward youth friendly policing initiative, Budgam police today distributed sports items among youth at Hyderpora. On the occasion, senior citizens and sports lovers of the area were present. While distributing the sports items, DySP DAR Budgam, advised the youth to excel in sports activities besides pursuing studies. He expressed that sports enhance mental and physical capability of youth besides inculcates disci...

Baramulla Police arrests drug peddler;
Srinagar, February 13 (Scoop News)- Police in its recent action against drug dealings in district Baramulla arrested a drug peddler and seized contraband substance from his possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at Chanpora in the jurisdiction of Police Station Tangmarg, intercepted an Alto vehicle bearing registration number JK05H-5104 with one person on board. Officers during checking have been able to recover 1100 grams of Charas powder from his possession. He has been identified as Nazir Ahmad Khan resident of Zaspora, Tangmarg. A case FIR No. 09/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Tangmarg. He has been arrested and shifted to Po...

BP Sharma established the radio station in Jammu in 1947 & was its first director
Jammu, February 13 (Scoop News)-The radio station in Jammu was established by Mr. BP Sharma during partition of the country and to counter the propaganda of Pakistan that had sent raiders to capture entire Jammu and Kashmir. Mr. Sharma set up the emergency radio station in a class room of the Ranbir School on 1 December 1947 from where programmes were relayed to counter the claim of Pakistani troops and raiders of having penetrated deep into J&K. Later, he shifted the radio station to its present location near the Raj Bhavan. The radio station was degraded to the level of being hea...

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