Monday, December 17, 2018
 
 Top Stories of The Day
Lawyer should be hardworking, honest, dedicated: Gita Mittal to Law Students
Inaugurates State-of-Art School of Law at Kashmir University
Srinagar, December 16 (Scoop News)- Chief Justice High Court, Justice Gita Mittal today said that a Lawyer should be a hard worker, honest and dedicated towards the noble profession and only then, he or she will reach to the top levels in the Judiciary. The Chief Justice made these remarks while addressing the Law students of the University of Kashmir at the concluding ceremony of Internship and placement programme. The programme was organized by School of Law, University of Kashmir and School of Legal Studies Central University in collaboration with District Legal Services Authority Srinagar from December 14th to 16th at University campus. The School of Law, University of Kashmir & School of Legal Studies, Central University of Kashmir in collaboration with District Legal Service Authority, Srinagar had organized the two day Internship and Placement Programme in...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
Advisor Kumar reviews security scenario in Kashmir
Srinagar, December 16 (Scoop News)- Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar undertook a detailed review of Law and Order, other security related issues in the Kashmir at a meeting convened at PCR Srinagar today. The meeting was attended by Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh, ADGP Law & Order Muneer Ahmed Khan, IGP Kashmir S P Pani, DIG Central Kashmir Range, SSP Srinagar, SP South and other concerned officers. Advisor Kumar took a detailed review of the latest security scenario and the situation arising due to the Pulwama incident in which 7 civilian lost their lives during post-encounter clashes in Sirnoo area of the district. He discussed with the senior officers various measures und...

Army pays tribute to soldier killed in Pulwama encounter
Srinagar, December 16 (Scoop News)- The Army on Sunday paid tribute to Sowar Kishan Singh, who was killed at Village Sirnoo of Pulwama District in an encounter on Saturday. Defence spokesperson said that Army, today, paid a befitting tribute to Late Sowar Kishan Singh, who made the supreme sacrifice during Counter Terrorist operation on 15th December 2018 at Village Sirnoo of Pulwama District, wherein three terrorists were eliminated. In a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt, Lt Gen AK Bhatt, Chinar Corps Commander and all ranks paid homage to the martyr on behalf of a proud nation. In a show of...

BUDGET 2019-20: Massive push to public infrastructure
SAC approves Rs 88911 cr outlay with thrust on development social sectors
Jammu, December 15 (Scoop News)-Devised to give a massive push to the public infrastructure, Rs 88911 crore state budget for the fiscal 2019-20 was approved by the State Administrative Council (SAC) headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik. Advisors to the Governor, K Vijay Kumar, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai and Kewal Kumar Sharma, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam and Principal Secretary to the Governor Umang Narula were present at the specially convened SAC meeting here this evening. Principal Secretary Finance, Navin K Choudhary gave a detailed presentation to the SAC on the Revised Estimates for 20...

Governor chairs Security Review Meeting,Expresses grief over civilian deaths
Appeals to civilians to avoid areas of anti-militancy operations
Jammu, December 15 (Scoop News)-In a meeting involving senior officers of the State and of Central Police Forces, Governor Satya Pal Malik undertook a detailed review of Law and Order and other security related issues at Raj Bhavan here this evening. Governor expressed grief over the loss of lives during the anti militancy operation in Sirnoo area of Pulwama district today, in which 7 civilians died after post- operation clashes. The meeting was attended by Sh. K Vijay Kumar Advisor to Governor; Sh.B.V.R. Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Sh. Dilbagh Singh, Director General of Police; Sh. Um...

 
 Ladakh News
DCC- Leh celebrates 85th birthday of P Namgyal
enumerates his contributions and achievements.
Leh(Ladakh), December 16, (Scoop News)-In a heart warming meeting held on Saturday to celebrate the 85th birthday of veteran Congress leader and former Union Minister, P Namgyal, the District Congress Committee (DCC)- Leh enumerated and lauded the contributions and achievements of its leader. The poignant meeting was held under the stewardship of DCC president, Tsering Namgyal and those who participated in the event included by former lawmakers, Narbo Gyaltsan, Deldan Namgyal and former Chief Executive Councillor (CEC) of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC)- Leh, Rigzin Spalbar besides several other prominent leaders. On the occasion, the speakers highlighted the achi...

JKAACL hosts Losar festival
Event attracted huge crowd of art lovers
Jammu, December 15 (Scoop News)- Famous Losar Festival-2018 of Ladakh was hosted in a extraordinary manner here today at Abhinav Theatre by J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL). Over 4000 artists and lovers of art participated in the day long Festival featuring screening of internationally acclaimed film "Shepherdess of the Glacier" of renowned film maker of Ladakh Stanzin Dorjai Gya and colorful cultural performances by artists representing varying regions of Ladakh. Many among audience and visitors were those who had first experience to be part of the Losar festival . I...

DC Kargil reviews arrangements for Republic Day celebration
Kargil, Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Vikas Kundal today reviewed the arrangements for the celebration of Republic Day 2019 here at a meeting of concerned departments. The meeting was attended by the Superintendent of Police Dr Vinod Kumar besides officials of Municipal Committee, Education, Cultural Academy, PHE, R&B, etc. The Deputy Commissioner issued necessary directions with regard to the arrangements including snow clearance at the venue in case of snowfall, security, transport, sanitation, power and water supply, medicare facilities and other required arrangements. The DC instructed the officers to put in place all necessary arrangement...

SAC approves establishment of first ever University in Ladakh
Jammu,December 15 (Scoop News)-The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here this evening under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik approved establishment of first ever University in Ladakh. Advisors to the Governor, K Vijay Kumar, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai and Kewal Kumar Sharma, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam and Principal Secretary to the Governor Umang Narula were present at the meeting. It will be a Cluster University covering five colleges of Lehand Kargil districts. The University will be established with an initial grant of Rs 65 crore to be provided next fiscal. Establishment of the University will fulfill a long-standingdemand of the people of the districts. ...

KVIC organised pottery training for people of Village Likir of Leh
Leh, December 15 (Scoop News)- On the initiative taken by Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena, Khadi & Village Industries Commission, Govt. Of India has stared pottery training for the first time in Village Likir of Leh District from December 14, Officials of KVIC, facing extreme weather conditions of -15 ͦC have started training for the welfare of people of Leh region. This initiative will help the people to earn their livelihood. Giving details about the training state Director KVIC D.S. Bhati and Assistant Director/ Principal PMTC Pampore Shri Anil Sharma said that the training programme was s...

Youth Services & Sports, Leh organises Archery Championship 2018
Leh, December 15 (Scoop News)- Dy. Chairman Gyal P Wangail presided as the chief guest on the occasion of closing function of 4th CEC Archery Championship 2018 at Indoor Stadium Leh yesterday. The Championship is being organised by Department of Youth Services & Sports, Leh in collaboration with District Archery Association, Leh. Total 12 teams participated including a male team and a female team of PAGIR, thus making it inclusive by giving chance to differently abled people to equally participate in the archery championship. DC/CEO LAHDC, Leh Avny Lavasa, nominated Councilor Nasir Hussai...

GOC in C, Gen. Ranbir Singh, visits historic and strategic Karakoram Pass
briefed about operational preparedness in eastern sector by Corps Commander, interacts with army patrol.
Leh(Ladakh), December 15, (Scoop News)-Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command visited the historic and strategic Karakoram Pass along the Indo – China border in Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) sector of Eastern Ladakh on Saturday. He was accompanied by GOC, Fire and Fury Corps and GOC, Trishul Division. He was briefed on the operational situation in the sector. At Karakoram Pass Lt Gen Ranbir Singh also met and interacted with an Indian Army Patrol. He complimented the troops for undertaking such an arduous task in extreme terrain and weather conditions, in t...

Rector Satellite Campus, Leh calls on CEC JTN
Leh, December 15 (Scoop News)- The newly appointed Rector of the Satellite Campus, Leh Prof. Farooq Ahmad Khan today called on Chief Executive Councilor/Chairman LAHDC, Leh Jamyang Tsering Namgyal at Council Secretariat Leh and had a detail deliberation aimed at to strengthen Satellite Campus, Leh so that students from humble background who cannot afford to pursue courses outside Ladakh could be benefited. Welcoming the Rector for taking new responsibility in Leh , JTN extended his best wishes and hoped that under his leadership the Satellite Campus, Leh would amicably streamline by ...

 
 Debate
Back Channel at work – Make it a serious business
B L Saraf After last week’s political theatrics that preceded and followed the Governor’s order of dissolution of the J &K Assembly , atmosphere in the state turned quite depressing . Now that a couple of developments have taken place at the national level and in the Valley ,pray , our mood may get a lift . Suddenly , we breathe air blended with a fragrant positivity . Wish , it holds on and the ever floating political dirt doesn’t pollute it, again. Back channel diplomacy is at work . While we were busy to discuss the Assembly dissolution , a scene unfolded in Srinagar . Former Norwegian Prime Mini...

J&K Bank’s “take-over”: Who is the gainer?
Straight Talk
K B Jandial Just after a day of hastydissolution of J&K Legislative Assembly suspended five months ago, Governor Satya Pal Malik took yet another landmark decision. He converted J&K Bank Ltd in to a Public Sector Undertaking and brought it under the purview of RTI Act, CVC and J&K Legislature. He has almost touched hornets’ nest. The Governor administration is in for another round of ‘conflict’ with Kashmir’s mainstream political leaders across the spectrum, separatists, Traders bodies and banking veterans having sharply reacted to this otherwise very bold decision. As it happens always, this decision, critical in Kashmir, is appreciated in Jammu. While Omar Abdullah c...

Their Moment
B L Saraf Governor Satya Pal Malik has dissolved the state Assembly for the reasons that there is “ impossibility of forming a stable government by coming together of political parties with opposing political ideologies - that with the fractured mandate it is not possible to form a stable government comprising of like –minded parties .” Before that , PDP and Peoples Conference staked , separately , claims to form a government in the state . Malik Saheb , pray tell us was erstwhile PDP /BJP coalition government in the J&K a one of the likeminded people ? In March 2015 it was hailed as convergence of North Pole ...

Back To People
B L Saraf At the end of the day what happened ought to have happened sometime back . Governor Satya Pal Malik has dissolved the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly . The order to the effect came in the evening of 21st instant .This has come after Peoples Democratic Party and Peoples Conference staked separate claims to form a government in the state . Among other reasons , the Governor put forth “ impossibility of forming a stable government by coming together of political parties with opposing political ideologies , reports of extensive horse trading and fragile security scenario in Jammu Kashmir ” , to dissolve the Assembly . Earlie...

A mystery called the Third Front
K.N. Pandita This autumn in general and this week, in particular, saw high political drama being enacted in the summer capital of the eState. As the day was drawing near when Governor’s rule had either to go or get extended for another term, hectic activity was going on behind the curtain in which political permutation and combination were passionately discussed. Those who had to bear the maximum disappointment and developmental deficit were the people of State on the whole. BJP’s Withdrawing from the partnership with the PDP, which resulted in the fall of the coalition government, came late, very late. The damage was already done. BJP policy planners realized their m...

The lament of pseudo-secularists
K.N. Pandita The word "secularism" is of western origin. It emerged from the concept that the church is separate from the state. The parameters of democracy set forth by western political philosophers established that religion was a personal matter and should not be allowed to shape the political ideology of the people. Those who believed in it and also practised it were called secularists. However, the connotation changed for the Indian nationalist leadership and the Congress ideologues who led the fight against colonialism. Finally, it went into the framework of the Indian Constitution and indirectly urged the Indian nation to compromise with the changed import of ...

Jawaharlal Nehru – No ‘ traitor ‘
B L Saraf We live in interesting times . The bread and butter issues have been hijacked by the narrative that debunks Nehru and holds him responsible for what ails India . Wishful imagination has overtaken us that Patel , instead of Nehru ,would have been better Prime Minister . Everyone is unsparing . To the left liberals and separatists Nehru is a ‘ criminal ’ who “ cheated Kashmiris of the Azadi “ . The ‘ nationalist ‘ call him a “ traitor “ for not having merged Kashmir with the mainland . Hindsight comes easy to pronounce one a failure . When to run...

Is Imran riding the tiger?
K.N. Pandita For three days there was shut down, disruption of law and order, rampage and unleashing of violence and anger in the length and breadth of Pakistan following the radio broadcast of PM Imran Khan. He tried to his agitated compatriots a sane and sensible advice in the context of the Supreme Court’s verdict on Asia Bibi case of blasphemy. The Supreme Court said that there was no irrefutable evidence to prove blasphemy against Asia Bibi, a Christian woman mother of five children. The case has been hanging fire nine years by now. The court has set her free/ The rabid and fanatical religious extremists in Pakistan felt deeply humiliated by this pronouncement of th...

 Jammu News
3-day training on Cyber Security Management for officers concludes
Advisor Sharma presents certificates to participants; Emphasizes on IT capacity building for effective e-governance
Jammu, December 16 (Scoop News)-The maiden training programme on “Information Security & Cyber Security Management” organized by the Information Technology Department concluded here today. The 3-Day training was attended by 30 senior officers of various departments of the State Government. The training addressed Information Security and Cyber Security Management issues such as security in e-governance, legal framework and the IT Act, mobile security, operating system security, security of physical environment, security of government applications, cryptography and digital signatures, disaster recovery planning and information audit. Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma distributed t...

Sarpanchs, Panchs pivotal to strengthening grassroots democracy: DC Rajouri
Rajouri district holds maiden Sarpanch conclave
Rajouri,, December 16 (Scoop News)- District administration Rajouri today held maiden conclave/interaction meeting with the Sarpanches elected in recent Panchayati elections here. The conclave convened in the lawns of Dak Bungalow Rajouri was chaired by Deputy Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz Asad. Other officers including Additional Deputy Commissioner, Sher Singh, District Panchayat Officer, Abdul Khabir were also present in the conclave. Interacting with the newly elected Sarpanches, district development commissioner Aijaz Azad said termed them ambassadors of democracy at grass root level. Deputy Commissioner, while speaking on the occasion said t...

Hundreds of trekkers throng Mansar Great Trek Festival
Jammu, December 16 (Scoop News)- The Surinsar Mansar Twin lakes were thronged by hundreds of enthusiastic trekkers on the occasion of Mansar Great Trek Festival. The event was marked by organising a trekking event on four different nature trails culminating at Mansar lake. The trekkers were flagged off from Surinsar, Mahoregarh, Manwal and Baarigarh respectively. All the treks were manned by forest officials from Department Of Wildlife, Directorate of Social Forestry and Territorial Forest Divisions under Eco Tourism Initiative. The trekking routes were opened for trekking after carrying out a recce of the nature trails by the forest department and its allied agencies. The aim of Ecotour...

Naik, Dr Jitendra lay foundation of IHAMP at Bhaderwah
Doda, December 15 (Scoop News)- Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik and Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region and Prime Minister Office (PMO) Dr Jitendra Singh today laid foundation stone of Institute of High-Altitude Medicinal Plants (IHAMP) here at Bhaderwah. The prestigious institute to be established at a cost of Rs 100 crore will act as a pioneering centre for the research of medicinal plants and also help the farmers in cultivation of medicinal plants in scientific ways. It will work towards introduction of new technologies in the cultivation of local medicinal plants through intensive rese...

RBD and BRM activists jeer at PDP lawmaker, raise slogans against his recent remarks on people of Jammu
Jammu, December 15, (Scoop News)-Activists of right wing Rashtriya Bajrang Dal (RBD) and Bharat Raksha Manch (BRM) heckled and raised slogans against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Firdous Ahmed Tak, for his alleged recent inflammatory remarks about the people of Jammu. Tak who was scheduled to address a press conference on Friday had to be escorted to Press Club of Jammu by a posse of police where the activists of RBJ and BRM had assembled. They alleged that Tak had made some offensive language against the people of Jammu during a public rally in Kishtiwar that had gone viral on social media. Soon after alighting his vehicle, Tak was encircled by the activists who raised slo...

Congress mourns death of seven persons in a road mishap near Reasi
Jammu, December 15, (Scoop News)-Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKCC) has mourned the death of seven persons including three children who were killed besides three others injured in a road mishap, when the vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge in Damasgali Bhomag area of Reasi district. JKPCC president, Ghulam Ahmed Mir, and other senior leaders have expressed shock over the loss of seven precious lives including three minors in the road mishap. They expressed deep sorrow and anguish over the loss in a critical road accident. Mir while expressing grief over the incident expressed heartfelt cond...

Govt taking tangible initiatives to promote tourism in Jammu region: Advisor Ganai
Interacts with trade, travel bodies of Jammu
Jammu, December 14 (Scoop News)-Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today said the Governor’s Administration is making all out efforts to develop and promote tourism sector in the Jammu region besides taking innovative measures to boost the vital industry in the State. The Advisor said this while chairing a joint meeting of tourism stakeholders and senior officers of Tourism Department. Secretary Tourism, RigzianSampheal, Director Tourism Jammu, O P Bhagat, Managing Director JKTDC, Asif Hamid Khan, Deputy Director Tourism besides senior functionaries of Tourism and concerned departments attended the meeting. The representatives from tourism industry included Hotels, Restaurant, Ba...

JK Congress takes stock of latest political developments in country
congratulates Rahul for victory in three states.
Jammu, December 14, (Scoop News)-A meeting of senior leaders of Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) was held under the stewardship, G.A. Mir to take stock of the current issues and the latest political development in the country and the state. At the outset the meeting congratulated Congress president, Rahul Gandhi, for the marvelous victory in three major states which went to poll recently and the BJP has been ousted out of the power. The meeting also expressed gratitude to electorate of these states for rejecting the politics of hate arrogance and vendetta and nullifying the false and hallow claims by the Modi government and BJP in the country, ...

 
 Kashmir News
ACR Bandipora holds introductory meeting with Revenue officials
Calls for zero-tolerance against encroachments; reviews digitization of land records
Bandipora, December 16 (Scoop News)-Assistant Commissioner Revenue Bandipora Reyaz Ahmad Beigh on Saturday held an introductory meeting with the Revenue officials soon after taking charge of the office in Bandipora district. The meeting was attended by Tehsildar headquarters, Mubashir Saleem Nazki, Tehsildar Bandipora Rouf Iqbal, President Patwar Assosciation Bandipora, Adil Murtaza and other senior officials and field functionaries of the revenue department. On the occasion threadbare discussions were held over the functioning of the department. Officials informed the ACR about the development of various tasks taken up by the department including digitization of la...

Restrictions in Srinagar parts on Dec 17
Srinagar, December 16 (Scoop News)- Authorities in Srinagar have ordered imposition of restrictions under Section 144 of CrPC within the territorial jurisdictions of Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta, Safakadal, MR Gunj and Ram Munshibagh police stations of the district tomorrow (on December 17). There will also be partial restrictions within the territorial jurisdictions of Maisuma and Kralkhud police stations of the district. The restrictions have been imposed as a precautionary measure to avoid any untoward incident. ...

NC protests against civilian killings
Scores of party workers held peaceful demonstrations in Ganderbal
Ganderbal, December 16 (Scoop News)-Jammu & Kashmir National Conference on Sunday held a peaceful protest rally against the civilian killings in Pulwama and demanded that those responsible for the killings be identified and arrested. Scores of National Conference workers led by party District President and Ex MLA Ganderbal, Sheikh Ishfaq Jabbar took out a protest rally from party headquarters Ganderbal to Beehama Chowk seeking an end to unabated civilian killings, maiming and human rights violations in the Valley. Addressing the rally, Sheikh Ishfaq said that the mayhem that was unleashed at Pulwama the other day and the episodes like it don’t augment well for the peace to retu...

Civilian killings does not auger well for peace to return to valley: NC
‘Killing of unarmed civilians, mostly youngsters, has deeply shaken the whole valley’
Srinagar, December 16 (Scoop News)- Jammu and National Conference on Sunday expressed dismay over the impunity and contempt with which the seven civilians were killed the other day in the Sirnoo hamlet of Pulwama. In a statement issued from party headquarters Nawa-e-Subah, Srinagar south zone president Dr. Bashir Ahmad Veeri castigated the security forces for unleashing bloodbath in Sirnoo village. “The violence and killing spree has engulfed the valley. Along with civilians, three militants and security personnel were also killed. What is adding salt to the wounds is the shocking cold response of incumbent BJP government towards it. The central government has shut its eyes and ears to t...

Army appeals people not to march to its Srinagar headquarters on JRL call
Srinagar, December 16 (Scoop News)-The Indian Army along with all the security agencies and the civil administration is fighting terrorism and Proxy War, sponsored by Pakistan and its proxies in Kashmir. The objective of the Security Forces (SFs) is to bring peace and normalcy in the Valley with the support of Awaam. SFs have eliminated a large number of terrorists trying to infiltrate along the line of control and neutralised an even larger number of them in the hinterland this year to improve the overall security situation, making huge sacrifices themselves. These terrorists were involved in many cases of gruesome killings of innocent Kashmiris including civilians, SPOs, Police p...

Srinagar Smart City: CEO discusses project components with experts
Calls for comprehensive measures to transform capital city
Srinagar, December 15 (Scoop News)-Chief Executive Officer Srinagar Smart City, Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Saturday chaired a meeting of senior officers and experts of different fields to seek their ideas for areas needing corrective measures for meaningful and tangible results under the Srinagar Smart City project. The meeting, which lasted for several hours held threadbare discussions on where and how the funding as sanctioned for different works to different departments and agencies under the project could be judiciously utilized for bringing out concrete results in the minimum possible timeframe. The meeting attended by experts from a cross section of fields discus...

Kashmir Valley turned into theatre of death and destruction: Dr Farooq Abdullah
It was a massacre orchestrated as a result of badly executed encounter: Omar Abdullah
Srinagar, December 15 (Scoop News)-Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Saturday expressed shock and grief over the killing of seven civilians by government forces at karpura Shirno village of Pulwama. Condemning the unabated killings of civilians party President Dr Farooq Abdullah said, “Valley has been turned into theatre of death and destruction. Incidents like these put a big question mark on the working of government and security agencies in such circumstances. I am deeply saddened over the killing of civilians in Pulwama. My heart goes out to families who have lost their loved ones in the incident,” adding, “The incident must be probed thoroughly and those found guilty must be ...

Tarigami pained over brutal civilian killings in Pulwama
Srinagar, December 15 (Scoop News)- While expressing pain and sorrow over the brutal killing of civilians by security forces at Kharpora Sirnoo village of Pulwama district, CPI (M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami, said for the BJP, Kashmir is expendable, for its narrow electoral interests . Today’s horrible incident is a big shock and setback to any effort to restore peace in the Valley. The civilian killings have become everyday norm in Kashmir now and it seems New Delhi is least bothered about this. Condemnation and ordering a probe after every killing is not enough. What is required is making security forces accountable and punishing those responsible for such unfortunate k...

 
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Khan proposes to reopen pilgrimage sites for Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists in PoK
authorities to renovate and restore over 600 pilgrim sites
Muzaffarabad, December 16, (Scoop News)-During a reception function at Mirpur on Saturday, the Prime Minister of Pakistan occupied Kashmir, Raja Farooq Haider Khan, indicated that he has sent a proposal to the Government of Pakistan (GoP) for reopening the pilgrimages sites of Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists in PoK on the prototype of Kartarpur corridor in Punjab. He said there were over 600 pilgrim sites of Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists like Sharda, Ali Baig and other places in PoK and his government was planning to renovate and restore these sites to facilitate pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir. Khan said the move will give a major boost to pilgrim tourism in the region and reinforce the c...

Vijay Diwas celebrated at Udhampur garrison
Udhampur ,December 16 (Scoop News)- The 47th anniversary of “VIJAY DIWAS” was celebrated today at Udhampur Garrison with traditional enthusiasm. The celebration commemorated with a wreath laying ceremony at Dhruva Shahid Smarak by Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Northern Command. Each year 16 December is celebrated as VIJAY DIWAS to commemorate India's Military victory over Pakistan in 1971. The victory is unique and unparalled as it was on this day that 93,000 Pakistani troops surrendered to the Indian Army eventuating in subsequent secession of Ea...

Chinar corps celebrates Vijay Diwas
Srinagar,December 16 (Scoop News)-The Chinar Corps today celebrated the 47th Anniversary of the Indian victory in the 1971 Indo-Pak War in true military traditions by remembering the nation’s heroes and martyrs. Rich tributes were paid to the gallant martyrs in a solemn ceremony organised at the War Memorial in Badami Bagh Cantonment, Srinagar where Lt Gen AK Bhatt, GOC Chinar Corps, paid homage to the martyrs by laying wreath on behalf of the entire soldiers’ fraternity. 16th of December is celebrated every year as ‘Vijay Diwas’ to commemorate the Indian Army’s victory in the 1971 Indo-...

CPI(M) filed Intervention Application in the pending Special Leave Petition in the Supreme Court challenging Article 370
New Delhi,December 15 (Scoop News)-Communist Party of India (Marxist) has filed Intervention Application in the pending Special Leave Petition in the Supreme Court challenging Art. 370 of the Constitution of India - Special Provision for the State of Jammu and Kashmir. The Party is of the unequivocal opinion that Art. 370, shall in no circumstance be annulled, modified or repealed. The party opposes the relief sought in the Special Leave Petition. As a matter of fact, the declaration sought and the grounds projected and highlighted in the above writ petition have already been adjudicated by the Supreme Court in State Bank of India v Santosh Gupta and Another in (2017) 2 SCC 538 and...

SC, ST Development Corp organizes awareness camp
Jammu, December 14 (Scoop News)-Jammu & Kashmir Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes Development Corporation organized an awareness camp here at Central University . Apart from University authorities a large number of students participated in the Camp. The purpose of organizing the camp was to create awareness about the schemes of the Corporation envisaging socio-economic empowerment of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes, Notified National Minorities, their dependents and handicapped (Persons with Disabilities of 40% and above) with special emphasis on education loan schemes. On the occasion, Shailender Salathia, Deputy Registrar, Central Univers...

Kathua: Grazing selection committee allots areas to nomads
Sub-committees constituted to ensure protection of Forest Range
Kathua, December 14 (Scoop News)-District Grazing Selection Committee of Forest Department today constituted sub-committee for each Forest Range with the allottee of particular grazing area as member to ensure protection of the forests. The Sub -committees headed by the concerned range officer were constituted at meeting of district Grazing Selection Committee meeting held today with Conservator of Forests, East Circle, Jammu, B. Mohandaas in the chair. The meeting discussed and decided about the allotment of grazing area to the seasonal Gujjars, Bakerwals and Gaddies in the district for winter season 2018-19. The meeting was attended by DFO, Rahul Singh, DFOs Basholi and Billawar...

In a first, JK releases Rs 8 cr corpus for Road Safety Fund
Dr Samoon takes stock of measures to ensure effective traffic management
Jammu, December 14 (Scoop News)-To arrest the trend of traffic accidents and ensure effective traffic management in the state, the State Government for the first time released Rs 8 crore under Road Safety Fund. This information was given at a high-level meeting chaired by Principal Secretary Transport, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon. The meeting was attended by IGP Traffic, Alok Kumar, Additional Transport Commissioner, Ajaz Abdullah, Additional Secretary Transport, Ashok Kumar, Additional Secretary Technical (Police), R K Bhat, Additional Secretary, PWD Technical Mushtaq Ahmed, Director Finance Transport, Mahesh Kumar, RTO Jammu, Deep Raj and other officers. RTO Kashmir AhmudullahTak, ARTO Ka...

VC BGSBU calls on Advisor Ganai
University to start Smart Classrooms; Establish entrepreneurship, humanities cells
Jammu, December 14 (Scoop News)- Vice Chancellor of the Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU), Rajouri, Prof. Javed Musarrat, today called on Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai and briefed him about the academic activities, infrastructure and prospective plan of the varsity. During the meeting, Ganai, who also holds the charge of the Higher Education Department, described the Universities as institutes of great learning and laid stress upon broadening the scope of higher education by focusing more on career-oriented courses to enhance the employability of the students. He also urged the VC to adapt to meet the challenges of the expanding global job market. Prof. Javed ...

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