Tuesday, May 3, 2016
 
 Top Stories of The Day
CM chairs 23rd BoD Meeting
Ensure prudent use of endowment money, Wakf Board its custodian, says Mehbooba
Srinagar, May 02 (Scoop News)- Calling for a structural revamp to make J&K Wakf Board a dynamic and vibrant organization, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, Monday ordered immediate mapping and inventory management of landed property and physical assets including details of revenue, expenditure and human resource on the rolls of the organization. She asked the Board to take a cue from similar religious organizations functioning in the state, which by prudent use of its assets and endowment money, have been able to create a huge social sector infrastructure base. “I see no reason why we cannot replicate the same methodology where our immovable assets become more remunerative and endowment money is channelled back into the system in the form of social infrastructure,” she added. The Chief Minister made these remarks while chairing the 23rd meeting of the Board of Di...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
Welcome GoI’s admission of being wrong in making Hurriyat-Pak meetings an issue:Omar Abdullah
‘Ministers missing, State Government clueless in governing the State’
Srinagar, May 02 (Scoop News)- National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah on Monday welcomed the response of Union Minister General (Retd) V. K. Singh that stated Hurriyat leaders, just like other citizens of the country had every right to meet people of other countries within India. “This is what we had been stating from day one. That the Centre’s position on this was wrong and calling off talks with Pakistan over Hurriyat leaders meeting Pakistani diplomats was wrong and a gross over reaction. We are glad better sense has finally prevailed and the Central Government has correc...

HC Judgment on NIT students reminds JFI of pre-54 justice system: Hari Om
Jammu, May 02 (Scoop News)- The Jammu for India (JFI) is constrained to suggest that the pre-1954 days have almost returned to Jammu and Kashmir, said JFI convener Prof Hari Om while addressing press conference here in Jammu on Monday. He said his observation is based on the nature of the judgment which the Division Bench of the Hon’ble Jammu and Kashmir High Court delivered on April 29 on the PIL filed by me to seek justice for the non-local students of the NIT Srinagar. “In the pre-1954 days the Jammu and Kashmir High Court of Judicature would appreciate the complaints before it, but wou...

German Ambassador calls on CM
Mehbooba urges int’l community to recognize potential of JK youth
Srinagar, May 02 (Scoop News)- Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, Monday urged the international community to recognize the huge potential and talent of youth of Jammu & Kashmir by navigating their knowledge and expertise into key areas where they have set global benchmarks. She admired the perseverance of young and robust people of her state for shaping their future despite the persistent threat of violence and conflict staring right in their faces. “I expect major youth-oriented interventions from the international community to give wings to the ambition of our talented youth,” she stated. ...

CM interacts with high-level Australian delegation
Exchange programs will help remove travel advisories on JK, says Mehbooba
Srinagar,May 01 (Scoop News)- Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, Sunday batted for greater cultural exchanges, initiatives and assistance programmes to bolster key areas like education, skill development and tourism in the state. She said interaction between stakeholders at various levels will help change perception about travelling to Kashmir, particularly from overseas countries. The Chief Minister made these observations during a meeting with a high-level Australian business delegation, here this evening. Advisor to the Chief Minister, Prof. Amitabh Mattoo, was also present on t...

 
 Ladakh News
Dorje inaugurates a District Office of JAKFED at Leh
Leh,May 01 (Scoop News)- The Minister for Cooperative Chering Dorje inaugurated a District Office of Jammu and Kashmir Cooperative Supply & Marketing Federation Ltd (JAKFED) at Leh today. Among others who were present on the occasion include Managing Director JAKFED Bilal Ahemed Bhat, Senior Manager JAKFED Anil Gupta, Tehsildar, Leh and Deputy Registrar Cooperative, Leh Sonam Norboo. The Minister said that JAKFED is a cooperative & marketing federation Ltd and carrying out many activities in J&K state like organic fertilizer, Hardware, Bitumen etc. The JAKFED in the first instant will...

Indo- Chinese border guards celebrate 'International Labour Day ' together at Moldo and TWD Garrison on other side of LoAC
Moldo, May 1, (Scoop News)-Ceremonial Border Personal Meetings (BPM) on the occasion of “International Labour Day” was held at Chinese BPM Hut of Moldo and TWD Garrison in Eastern Ladakh, a defence spokesman said on Sunday. He said the Indian Delegation at Moldo was led by Major General Sudhakar Jee and The Chinese Delegation was led by Senior Colonel Zhan Peng Zhung. At TWD Lt Col RC Barthwal, SM and Col Song Zhan Li led the Indian and Chinese delegations respectively, the spokesman added. "The Ceremonial Border Personal Meetings were marked by saluting the National flag ...

Div Com reviews stock supply position of Ladakh region
Srinagar, April 28, (Scoop News)- The Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Samoon on Saturday convened a high level officers meeting to review the stock and supply position of ration in Ladakh region after the road was thrown open for public on Saturday. The meeting was attended by Director CAPD Mushtaq Ahmad Shah, Manager LPG (Sales) Syed Reyaz Ahmad besides officials of Agriculture, CAPD, IOC, R&B etc During the meeting officers informed the Divisional Commissioner that adequate stock of ration and LPG is available in Ladakh and Kargil. Officials of FCI informed the meeting that 6917 MTs of wheat and 5101 MTs of rice is available in Leh while 4883 MTs rice is available in Ka...

Srinagar-Leh National Highway thrown open to vehicular traffic
Srinagar, April 30 (Scoop News)- The strategic 434 Km long Srinagar - Kargil - Leh National Highway (NH-1D) was thrown open to vehicular traffic on 30 April 2016 in a simple ceremony attended by a large gathering of people. The function was attended by the Chinar Corps Commander, Lt Gen Satish Dua, senior officials from the civil administration, Police, Army & BRO. Many national and regional media teams also attended the function and provided wide coverage. Last year the highway was opened to traffic on 13 May 2015. Speaking on the occasion, Chinar Corps Commander c...

FC Planning reviews stock position of essential commodities in Ladakh
Jammu, April 28 (Scoop News)- In order to review the transportation of essential supplies including construction material to Ladakh for the year 2016-17, a meeting was convened under the chairmanship of Financial Commissioner, Planning and Development Department, B B Vyas here today. Financial Commissioner received brief on the stock position in respect of food grains, petroleum products, LPG, construction material, timber, firewood, and other material. Mr Vyas asked the officers that the adequate amount of material should be dumped in Leh and Kargil before the commencement of Amarnath Pil...

Srinagar- Leh road to open on April 30
Srinagar, April 27 (Scoop News)- According to the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon, Sonamarg-Kargil/Leh road shall be thrown open for vehicular movement from April 30, 2016. He said traffic movement on this road shall be regulated as per instructions of the Transport Department J&K. No:PR/DI/16/9612/ ...

Ladakh Scouts Regimental Center launching recruitment rallies from June 6 to June 22
Leh (Ladakh), April 25, (Scoop News)-Ladakh Scouts Regimental Center Leh will be organising recruitment rallies for Infantry Soldier General Duty (GD) and tradesmen category from June 6 to June 22, a defence spokesman said on Monday. He said for the candidates of Nubra valley, the rally will be held at Partapur on June 6 and 7 and on June 10 and 11, the Regimental Center will conduct rally for the candidates from Leh district. The Recruitment rally will be held at Kargil on June 17 and 18 for the candidates of Kargil district. The recruitment rally for candidates from Zanskar valley will be held at Padam on June 21 and 22, the spokesman added. "The aspiring candidate...

UIDAI Officer reviews progress of Aadhaar Card enrolment in Leh
Leh, April 20, (Scoop News)-Prem Nagpal Section Officer UIDAI Regional Office Chandigarh today convened a meeting of concerned departments and agencies of Leh district headed by ADC, Leh RK Badyal regarding Aadhaar Seeding, Advance search, E-Eaadhaar Download, and various features of Aadhaar Act, 2016 with the main focus to speed up the coverage of Aadhaar Seeding under various Government Schemes so that maximum number of beneficiaries could be benefited through Direct Benefit Transfer in Leh district. Underlining the direction of GoI for linking of all the beneficiaries with Aadhaar database under various govt schemes, Sh. Nagpal said that till date 81.03 % Aadhaar has be generated o...

 
 Debate
C J I “Beseeches “ - Save Justice system from collapsing
By B L Saraf Honorable Chief Justice of India , Shri T S Thakur ( CJI ) while addressing conference of the Chief Justices and Chef Ministers said , in a choked voice , “ It is not only in the name of a litigant or people languishing in jails but also in the name of development of the country and its progress that I beseech you to rise to the occasion and realize that it is not enough to criticize . You cannot shift the entire burden on to the judiciary .” He was reflecting upon the appalling conditions of the judicial infrastructure and the huge pen...

The ‘Great Game’ Reborn in the Indian Ocean: A Tale of Two Ports
K.N. Pandita The historic 19th century ‘Great Game’ of Lord Curzon’s making may be in the process of revival, albeit in different setting with different actors and varying interests. From the vast deserts of Central Asia, the new Great Game seems to be shifting to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the premier commercial waterway of international trade. The actors are not the old imperial powers aspiring for empires but shrewd traders seeking large markets for their merchandise and accompanying political clout. They act not in isolation but in collaboration without losing ...

NIT, Handwara killings
Did Mehbooba pass the test?
By K B Jandial It is indeed difficult, albeit impossible, for the political rulers in hyper sensitive State of J&K to be away from controversies and those who wish to keep these at arm’s length can still be dragged into these either by the media or the circumstances beyond control. The State’s first woman Chief Minister, and 9th otherwise, Mehbooba Mufti is trying to avoid controversies, at least for the time being, but will she succeed? Nobody can say for sure. In less than two weeks, Kashmir saw two serious incidents, both unfortunate and condemnable, that posed toug...

“ Shift India Out Of Kashmir ”
By B L Saraf ‘ Take India out of Kashmir ’ has been the refrain of separatist’s discourse for quite a time . Some in the Valley have taken to the gun to achieve the ‘ object ‘ . They almost succeeded in 1990 when institutions and commercial units associated with India , including radio and the TV , were ordered out of the Valley . It took GOI years to relocate them back . What a trick of the fate that what militants couldn’t achieve then , now , the dyed in wool ‘ nationalists ‘ of the mainland are up to it . A campaign is underway to ge...

Governor’s Rule puts “Popular” Govt. to test
Straight Talk
By K B Jandial Finally, the two and half months’ long political uncertainty in the sensitive border state of J&K has come to a happy end, thanks to the “positive meeting” of Mehbooba Mufti and PM Modi at 7 RCR, New Delhi on 22rd March, 2016. It is not as important to unearth the “positive” assurances (CBMs) that have been given to Mehbooba Mufti in her half an hour meeting as the breaking of ice between two alliance partners-PDP & BJP which all through maintained that their alliance was intact. It was unique political event in the history of Indian democracy that the despite t...

PM’s visit to Saudi Arabia
By K.N. Pandita After concluding Nuclear Security Summit meet in Washington (31 March – 1 April), Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Observers are essaying the diagnosis of this visit in the background of various know or unknown complications. Objective analyses of Modi’s visits abroad reveal his penchant for reassessment of India’s regional and global relationship with a view of infusing new vitality in the tenets of our foreign policy. His first visit to Middle East region was not to Israel as observers would have anticipated but t...

On With The Governance Business
By B L Saraf PDP and BJP have retied the knot from where it got snapped on the demise of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed , in Jan 2016 , and , by the time this column reaches the reader , Miss Mehbooba , barring some unpredictable hiccups , will be in the saddle heading an alliance government . In the given situation it is a welcome development . J&K can least afford a long spell of Centre’s direct rule . Though some would , for justifiable reasons , lament the end of Governor’s rule . Understandably , given the inherent contradictions in their c...

Understanding Article 370
By K B Jandial There has been lot of misunderstandings and wrong public perception on Article 370 besides being a serious point of political and ideological conflict. It is often said that Article 370 of the Constitution of India has been shrouded with controversies right from the beginning when the architect of the Constitution, Dr. B R Ambedkar declined to draft it, forcing Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru to task his another minister and former Diwan of Maharaja Hari Singh, Sir Gopalaswami Ayyangar, to negotiate it with Sheikh Abdullah. In the last six decades, every political party ha...

 Jammu News
Bali orders inquiry to find out reason for non-functional CT Scan in SDH Bhaderwah
Directs further streamlining services in hospital
Bhaderwah, May 02 (Scoop News)- Expressing dismay over the non-functioning of CT Scan since its installation in Sub-District Hospital (SDH), Bhaderwah, Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat today ordered an inquiry to find out the cause and fixing the responsibility in a time bound manner in the matter. During the course of inspection of SDH, Bhaderwah, the Minister noticed that the CT Scan, which was installed about two years ago, was never put to use and this costly equipment remained idle, and the patients suffered for want of its services. He immediately ordered an inqu...

Sunil Sharma reviews functioning of YS&S Deptt. Doda
Stresses on tapping sports potential in Chenab Valley
Jammu, May 02 (Scoop News)- Reiterating the commitment of the present coalition government to provide improved and better sports infrastructural facilities to the people of the state, Minister of State for Youth Services and Sports, Sunil Sharma has said that development of basic sports infrastructure will remain priority of the government. The Minster stated this during a review meeting of youth services and sports department here at Doda today. Stressing on tapping the sports potential of youth in Chenab Valley the Minister said that government is taking all measur...

Kavinder Gupta inaugurates 2-Day Punjabi Writers Conference
Jammu, May 02 (Scoop News)- Punjabi Lekhak Sabha, Jammu and J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages jointly organized 2-Day All India Punjabi Writers Conference at Abhinav Theatre, Jammu. This 2-Day Conference was inaugurated by Kavinder Gupta, Speaker J&K Legislative Assembly who was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Dr. Amarjeet Garewal, prominent Punjabi scholar, writer and intellectual presided. Besides this, Dr. Arvinder Singh Amn, Additional Secretary, J&K Cultural Academy, Dr Baljit Raina and S Devinder Singh Vishavnagrik were also present in the presidium. Kavinder Gupta whi...

Better Governance Raises Peoples Expectations: Rangil Singh
Jammu, May 02 (Scoop News)- With a pragmatic improvement in governance in Jammu and Kashmir state, the expectations of the people have increased and they have now stared appreciating PDP-BJP alliance headed by the chief minister, Mehbooba mufti ji committed to make the state an island of peace. Interacting with media at Jammu on Sunday, the vice president of Peoples Democratic Party( PDP) S Rangil Singh reminded that the late PDP stalwart Mufti Mohd Sayeed had a vision to make the State an apostle of tranquillity and worldwide beauty. The people are feeling satisfied now because Mehbooba ji has also started tracking on her father’s path with a mounted zeal and clear strategy, headed. ...

Skill development need of hour: Priya Sethi
Distributes skill certificates to migrant women trainees
Jammu, May 02 (Scoop News)- Underlining role of skilled workforce in society, Minister of State for Tourism, Education, Technical Education, Culture, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks Priya Sethi said that the country has one of the largest workforce in the world and skilled younger generation can take the nation to new heights of development. She said that it is a matter of pride that women of the state have come forward to join the skill development mission of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Priya was speaking at the conclusion function of the first ever batch of certified KP displac...

Skill development need of hour: Priya Sethi
Distributes skill certificates to migrant women trainees
Jammu, May 02 (Scoop News)- Underlining role of skilled workforce in society, Minister of State for Tourism, Education, Technical Education, Culture, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks Priya Sethi said that the country has one of the largest workforce in the world and skilled younger generation can take the nation to new heights of development. She said that it is a matter of pride that women of the state have come forward to join the skill development mission of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Priya was speaking at the conclusion function of the first ever batch of certified KP displac...

Lal Singh lays foundation of Gangera Hills City Park at Udhampur
‘Patnitop, Sanasar spots to be developed on modern lines’
Jammu, May 02 (Scoop News)- Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment Choudhary Lal Singh has said that Patnitop and Sanasar spots are to be developed with improved basic amenities like road connectivity, safe drinking water, electricity, boarding and lodging facilities, landscaping, adding that both the places are the hub of tourists. This was stated by the Minister while interacting with the locals during his visits to Patnitop and Sanasar areas, here today in Udampur district. MLA Pawan Gupta, District Development Commissioner Udhampur Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudh...

CEO Jammu conducts surprise inspection of city schools
Jammu, May 02 (Scoop News)- Chief Education Office alongwith Dy Chief Education Officer Jammu paid a surprise visit today to Girls HSS Shastri Nagar, Boys HSS Gandhi Nagar an SRML Model HSS, Parade Jammu. During the inspection, he interacted with students of different classes in the mentioned schools and directed the concerned subject teachers to teach the students with dedication and as per the prepared lesson plan. The concerned Principals were directed to enhance roll of students in Chief Minister Super 50 Programme and ensure quality and basic techniques of understanding basic concept of the topics so that most of the them will get through common entrance test and other competitive...

 
 Kashmir News
Andrabi visits City Shrines
Takes stock of Meraj-ul-Aalam arrangements
Srinagar,May 02 (Scoop News)-Minister of State for Haj & Auqaaf, PHE, I&FC, PDD, Industries and Commerce Farooq Andrabi today visited various shrines in the city and took stock of the arrangements put in place for the auspicious occasion of Meraj-ul-Alam. Andrabi visited Dargah Hazratbal, Kailashpora shrine in old city and Jenab Sahib Soura and interacted with the devotees and the concerned administrations besides officials of Wakaf Board. Minister laid stress on better sanitation, cleanliness, uninterrupted power and water supply to the shrines during auspicious days. He asked officials to ensure adequate transportation arrangements to facilitate devotees paying obeisance at prominent Kh...

Growing private banking sector benefits customers: Imran Ansari
Srinagar,May 02 (Scoop News)- Stressing on the need of having more private players in banking sector in J&K, the Minister of Youth Services& Sports, IT and Technical Education Imran Raza Ansari said that the growing number of private banks increases the competition among them which eventually benefits the customer. The Minister said this after inaugurating the 75th branch of HDFC bank here at Qamarwari. Appreciating the role of the bank the Minister said that the banking sector plays an important role in the socio-economic development of State, and HDFC bank is marching towards the same in valley. He said not only has the bank provided the job opportunity to the unemployed educated and...

German Ambassador to India inaugurates first phase of restoration work
It is beginning of a long journey to conserve, showcase Kashmir’s treasured heritage: Naeem Akhtar
Srinagar, May 02 (Scoop News)- Dr Martin Ney, Ambassador of Germany in India, today inaugurated the first phase of the restoration of Dewan-e-Khaas at Shalimar Garden in presence of J&K’s Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar. The Ambassador unveiled a plaque commemorating the project and also opened to public view the restored Papier Machie ceilings inside the Dewan-e-Khaas. The Ambassador while praising the beauty, handicrafts and heritage of Kashmir said Germany will help in whatever possible way to preserve this treasure. He said since 1981 Germany has spent more than Rs 400 crore on...

PDP express grief over death of Batmaloo family in Makkah Accident
Srinagar, May 02 (Scoop News)- Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) expressed its grief over the tragic accident in Makkah in which four members of Batmaloo family lost their lives. On return from Makkah after performing Umrah Bashir Ahmad Mir of Banpora Road Batmaloo Srinagar along with his family members met with a tragic road accident as their car in which they were travelling overturned when it lost its control resulting in onspot death to three of the members and one later in the hospital. While as two other critically injured family members are admitted in Jeddah Hospital for treatment. The party General Secretaries Mohammad Sartaj Madni & Nizamudin Bhat , District President Mohamm...

Mirwaiz accuses government of placing curbs on separatist leadership
by disallowing them to participate in political activities
Srinagar, May 2, (Scoop News)-Terming the government action of placing curbs to stop the separatist leadership from participating in political and religious programmes, detaining them and placing them under protective house detention, as a worst-form of state-sponsored terrorism, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Monday said such curbs would not suppress the struggle for legitimate rights of the people of Kashmir. Addressing a press conference at party headquarters after chairing an executive council meeting of the conglomerate, the he said every pro...

Inter-departmental competition 2016 concludes
Srinagar,May 02 (Scoop News)- The interdepartmental competition in the disciplines of cricket, volley ball, badminton and football (7 aside) concluded here today in Kashmir Government Polytechnic College, Gogji Bagh Srinagar. All the eight departments of the College took part in the competition with full enthusiasm and sportsman spirit. In Football Civil Engineering Department defeated mechanical Engineering department by 1-0 goals. In Badminton (doubles) Automobile Engineering department defeated Academic Cell whileas in badminton (Singles) Mehar 2nd semester student o...

Woman attempts suicide in Anantnag
Srinagar, May 02 (Scoop News)- A woman has attempted to end her life by consuming some poisonous substance in Anantnag last evening. In an attempt to end her life, a 25 years old woman (Name withheld) resident of Larnoo Kokernag in District Anantnag consumed some poisonous substance at her home. She was shifted District Hospital Anantnag for treatment. Anantnag police has registered a case in this regard. ...

1 dies, 06 persons injured in road mishaps
Srinagar, May 02 (Scoop News)- One person died while six others were injured in different road accidents across the valley. In Srinagar, a motorcycle bearing registration number GJ-5112 hit and injured a pedestrian identified as Manzoor Ahmad Degoo on M.A Road near Petrol Pump. The injured was shifted to SMHS Hospital Srinagar for treatment. Srinagar police has registered a case in this regard. In Kulgam, a vehicle bearing registration number JK13A-8003 hit a motorcycle bearing registration number JK02F-3368 at Wanpoh, resulting in injuries to motorcyclist identified as Abid Hussain resident of Anchidoora Anantnag. The injured was shifted to hospital for treatment. Meanwhile, an unk...

 
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Meraj-ul-Aalam arrangements reviewed at Baramulla
Baramulla, May 02 (Scoop News)- District Development Commissioner Baramulla, Yasha Mudgal today chaired an officers meeting to review arrangements for Meraj-ul- Aalam in the District. The meeting was attended by Superintendent Engineer, R&B, PHE, Power, Joint Director planning, SDM, Sopore, Pattan, Tangmarg and officers of various departments During the meeting the concerned officers gave a detailed briefing to District Development Commissioner, about arrangements like Water Supply, uninterrupted power supply . On the occasion the District Development Commissioner, urged upon the officers for ensuring availability of Ration, water and power supply in the District. She Directed to officer...

South Asia Defence & Strategic review holds a symposium on '100 years of the Tank'
in Delhi coinciding with Armoured Corps Day
New Delhi, May 2, (Scoop News Bureau)-A symposium on “100 years of the Tank” was organised by South Asia Defence and Strategic review on Monday at Kothari Auditorium, DRDO Bhawan, New Delhi on the occasion of the Armoured Corps Day. Various important serving Military and Civilian dignitaries apart from serving officers and veterans from the Armoured Corps attended the same. The opening Address was delivered by Lt Gen Ajai Singh, the former Governor of Assam. Other important addresses included address on ‘Future Battle Space - Fostering Combined Arms Effect’ by Lt Gen Subrata Saha, Deputy Chief of Army Staff (P&S), “A dominant Multi-Spectrum Force of Decision” by Lt Gen AB Shivane, D...

Fai and others remember Khan, pay homage to departed soul
Springfield, Virginia. May 2,(Scoop News)-Kashmiri American community in Washington metropolitan area paid tributes to late Amanullah Khan, Chairman, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front. “Amanullah Khan, an iconic and charismatic leader was a symbol of sacrifice, humility and decency who struggled tirelessly for the right of self-determination of the people of Jammu & Kashmir” said Ghulam Nabi Fai, Secretary General, World Kashmir Awareness. Khan's message to the Kashmiri Diaspora was to disconnect themselves from Kashmiri political parties and become Kashmiris and Kashmiris alone to gain their right of self-determination, Fai added. Fai stressed that his straightforwardness and selfles...

Importance of PSGA highlighted at Baramulla
NFSA implementation also reviewed
Baramulla, May 02 (Scoop News)- In order to make Public Services Guarantee Act (PSGA) more effictive and accessible to the people, District Development Commissioner Baramulla Ms Yasha Mudgal taday chaired a meeting of officers of various departments at Dak Bunglow Baramulla. Meeting was attended by SEs, SSP, Joint Director Planning, SDMs, Tehsildars and other district and sectoral officers. While highlighting the significance of implementation of PGSA, the DDC directed the officers to display the hoardings expressing guidelines regarding public services guarantees act at their resp...

Priya Sethi reviews progress of tourism dept
Directs for developing Mobile App for tourists
Jammu, May 02 (Scoop News)- Minister of State for Tourism, Education, Technical Education, Culture, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks Priya Sethi today chaired a high level review meeting of the tourism department. A comprehensive review of the physical and financial achievements of the department was done in the meeting. Underscoring on developing Jammu as an independent tourist destination, the Minister said that the government is committed to bring the city of temples up on the tourism map of the country and all necessary steps needed for the same would be taken in a time bound mann...

Veeri concludes 3 day tour of Pir Panjaal region,
inspects several dev projects, bridges in Surankote
Surankote, , May 02 (Scoop News)- Minister for Public works and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri today concluded his 3 day tour to Pir Panjaal region. Today, he visited Surankote sub division and took stock of the developmental scenario of the area. He inspected several developmental projects and bridges and link roads and gave directions for speeding up of execution work. The Minister inspected construction work of Government Degree College complex which is progressing at a cost of Rs.11.67crore. He was apprised that the academic and administrative blocks is coming upon 3557 squ...

Bali reviews health scenario in Kishtwar,
Dy. CMO attached for dereliction of duties
Kishtwar,,May 01 (Scoop News)- Acting tough on the poor performance and dereliction of duty, Minister for Health & Medication Education, Bali Bhagat today attached Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Kishtwar, Dr. Mohammad Fareed Bhat in the office of Director Health Services, Jammu with immediate effect. While reviewing the functioning of health department in Kishtwar district today, the Minister found serious lapses on the part of Deputy CMO while discharging his duties which necessitated action against him. He cautioned functionaries of the department to improve functioning and performance, failing which strict action will be taken against them. During maiden re...

Gujjars, Bakerwals start seasonal tribal migration towards western Himalayas
Rajouri ,May 01 (Scoop News)- The Gujjar -Bakerwal nomadic tribes have begun their bi-annual seasonal tribal migration towards upper reaches of Shivalik, Pirpanjal and Trikuta Hills of north western Himalayas due raise in the daily temperature in plane areas of Jammu region. The tradition of seasonal Tribal migration is surviving since centuries and nomadic tribes mainly Gujjar and Bakerwal people migrates to their summer destinations in April every year and reaches to their fixed areas after 40 to 45 days of travel said Dr. Javaid Rahi -Gujjar Scholar while interacting with t...

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