Monday, August 21, 2017
 
 Top Stories of The Day
Ladakh Scouts Regiment continues to remain Pride of our Nation :President
Leh, August 21, (Scoop News)-The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind presented Colours to all five Ladakh Scouts Battalions and the Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that the visit to Leh, in the State of Jammu and Kashmir, was his first outside Delhi since assuming office. In his capacity as Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, he dedicated the visit to the armed forces of the country. The President said it has been 54 years since the Ladakh Scouts became part of the Indian Army. This period has been replete with tales of heroism, honour and glory. The genesis of the Regiment was in the invasion by Pakistani raiders in 1947-48 and the resolve with which Ladakhis defended their motherland. This continues to remain a matter of pride for the entire country. The President said that in a little over half a...
 
 
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President Ram Nath Kovind visits Leh
Leh, August 21, (Scoop News)- President, Ram Nath Kovind today arrived here on his maiden visit to the desert district Leh. On his arrival at Kushok Bakula Rinpoche Airport Leh this morning, the President was accorded warm welcome by Governor N N Vohra, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh, Education Minister Sayeed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, Minister for Public Works, Naeem Akhtar, Minister for Ladakh Affairs Chering Dorjey, Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, Member Parliament Thupstan Tsewang, CEC LAHDC Leh Dr Sonam Dawa, Chief Secretary B B Vyas, Pri...

Ministry of Defence approves delegation of Powers to Border Roads Organisation
New Delhi, August 20, (Scoop News)-The Ministry of Defence has decided to delegate administrative and financial powers to the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) right upto the level of Chief Engineer and Task Force Commander, so as to avoid delays on account of references between the Chief Engineer and HQ DGBR and also between HQ DGBR and the Ministry. Functioning under the control of the Ministry of Defence since 2015, the BRO is engaged in road construction to provide connectivity to difficult and inaccessible regions in the border areas of the country. The Ministry of Defence intend...

Mehbooba asks for promoting Kargil as a separate package in tourism market
Announces upgradation of Sankoo school, hospital at Khumbathang
Sankoo(Kargil),August 20, (Scoop News)-Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today said that she has directed her Government to promote Kargil as a separate package in the tourism market. Addressing a well-attended public meeting here after laying the foundation of two road projects, the Chief Minister said Nature has bestowed Kargil with unique features which ought to be sold as a separate package. She said the area has some of world’s tallest Buddhist icons which once connected to the Bhuddist tourist circuit would increase the tourist footfall by great measure. Similarly, the Chief Minister s...

Mehbooba hopes PM’s Kashmir remark would encourage a pleasant change
Directs survey of Panikhar-Kishtwar road, launches mega water supply schemes for Kargil town
Kargil, August 19, (Scoop News)- Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today hoped the remarks made by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi about Kashmir during his Independence Day speech would bring about a welcome change in the State as it did during the previous tenure of former Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee. Addressing a largely attended public meeting at Hussaini Park today, the Chief Minister recalled the turnaround Jammu & Kashmir witnessed after 2002 and how many people friendly steps were taken which improved the situation in the State and between the two neighbouring countries. Sh...

 
 Ladakh News
Dy CM visits various power projects at Leh
'Ensure timely completion of projects'
Leh, August 21, (Scoop News)-Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today visited the several Power stations at Leh. He was accompanied by Executive Councilor for Education, Dorjey Motup, EC Agriculture Tsering Wangdus, Chief Engineer Generation & M&RE Wing Ladakh Kuldeep Raina, Executive Engineer Project Division Tsewang Paljor, Executive Engineer M&RE Tundup Splazang and other concerned officers and officials. At GIS Station Phyang, Dy CM visited the 220*66 KV plant and gave instructions to the concerned officers and engineers for its timely completion. Dr. Singh, while visiting to the eco-friendly Faecal Sludge Treatment Plant at Leh, said projects like these would ensure safe and h...

At Leh, Mehbooba felicitates young Everest conquerors
Leh, August 21, (Scoop News)- On her visit to Leh, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti felicitated the young team of mountaineers who scaled Mount Everest last year. Belonging to Leh and adjoining areas these young intrepids went to an expedition to the world’s highest peak and scaled it on May 21, 2016. The Chief Minister appreciated the feat achieved by these young mountaineers and hoped they would guide and train other young adventure lovers also. She said the entire State shares the joy of their success and good wishes to them. The members of the team include Stazin Lasbait, Tashi Lasbait,...

CM chairs BoD meeting of Leh Dev Authority
Mehbooba for creating eco-friendly tourist assets
Leh, August 21, (Scoop News)- Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has stressed on creating eco-friendly tourist assets which are in tune with local aesthetic taste and ecology. Chairing a review meeting of Leh Tourism Development Authority here today, the Chief Minister directed the officers to complete the works taken up for developing wayside facilities at tourist destinations at the earliest so that the visitors are not inconvenienced. She also directed that assets be raised in such a manner that these do not disturb the local ecosystem, local architectural pattern or the heritage value of a...

Mehbooba announces Rs 10 cr additional funds for LAHDC Leh
Interacts with Hill Council members, women’s groups, religious scholars
Leh, August 21, (Scoop News)- Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who is here on the second leg of her three day tour of Ladakh region, today announced a grant of Rs. Ten crore to Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh for completing various on-going projects and also meeting some past liabilities. The Chief Minister made this announcement while interacting with a delegation of LAHDC, Leh members led by Chief Executive Councilors, Dr Sonam Dawa, which called on her. Mehbooba Mufti hoped that the money would be used for creating more tourist facilities in the region and also ...

Mehbooba throws open Kashmir University’s Kargil, Leh satellite campuses
Built at a cumulative cost of Rs 56 cr, the two campuses to have all student, teacher residential facilities
Kargil/Leh, August 21, (Scoop News)- Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti who is on a three day visit of Ladakh region inaugurated the two satellite campuses of University of Kashmir here. The setting up satellite campuses at these two places was a long pending demand of the people of the area, given the inhospitable terrain of the area. Both the campuses are equipped with adequate facilities for teaching, residing and other facilities. At Kargil, the Chief Minister was informed that the satellite campus, built at a cost of Rs. 29 crore, would have a student intake capacity of 150, initially i...

President of India presents colours to Ladakh Scouts Regiment
spectrum of civil and military dignitaries attend ceremonial parade
Leh(Ladakh), August 21, (Scoop News)-The President who is also Supreme Commander in Chief of the Combined Force, Ram Nath Kovind, presented The President’s Colours to Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre and all five battalions of the Regiment on Monday. A ceremonial parade was conducted as per the highest military traditions of the Indian Army which was attended by a spectrum of civil and military dignitaries including the Governor and chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir. The Chief of the Army Staff, GOC-in-C Northern Command, GOC 14 Corps besides a large number of serving and retired personnel witnessed the grand ceremony. Raised as Nubra Guards in 1948, amalgamated into t...

President of India visiting Leh today
Leh, August 21, (Scoop News)- The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind visiting Leh today to present Colours to all five Ladakh Scouts Battalions and Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre at Leh. On the same day, he will also visit the Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre at Leh before returning to Delhi. Governor NN Vohra, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Gen Rawat and other top political leadership and bureaucrats of the State would receive Kovind in Leh today. This is Kovind’s first visit to Jammu and Kashmir after taking over as the President last month. He will also addr...

Several deputations meet Mehbooba at Kargil
Thank her for the Zojila tunnel, other dev initiatives for the district
Kargil,August 20, (Scoop News)-Several deputations met the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who is on a three day visit to Ladakh region, here today. The members of these deputations thanked the Chief Minister for getting the much awaited Zojila tunnel sanctioned by the Central Government. They also thanked Mehbooba Mufti for her announcement to augment facilities at the Kargil Degree College in terms of introduction of new courses, construction of more accommodation etc. A deputation of representatives of Congress Party led by MLA, Asgar Karbalai demanded introduction of air service to Ka...

 
 Debate
Prime Minister reaches out to the Kashmiris
By B L Saraf Addressing the nation, on the occasion of 71st birth anniversary of country’s independence, Prime Minster Narendra Modi reached out the Kashmiris ” Na gaali se na goli se, parivartan hoga gale lagaaney se ……. samasya suljhege Kashmri ko gale lagane se.” (Kashmir problem cannot be solved by either bullets or by abuses. It can be solved by embracing Kashmiris) Coming at a time when gun powder smell is all pervading in Kashmir and roads are drenched in human blood this statement blows a whiff of fresh air. We hear echo of Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s words that Kashmir issue should be sorted out in ” Insaniyat key dairey mein.” No wonder, Modi has often been invoking former...

SC, not Modi, will have last word on Article 35A
Straight Talk
By K. B. Jandial Intemperate and strong words coupled with threats by almost all Kashmir based mainstream as well as Hurriyat leaders on Article 35A of Constitution of India have brought in a dangerous regional divide with Jammu opposing retention of this article, silence of BJP and assurance of PM Modi to stand by commitment on status quo on J&K special constitutional position notwithstanding. For the first time, two major political rivals- NC& PDP have made common cause with the separatists and civil society at their beck and call against Delhi on “tinkering” of Article 35A as if ...

Article 35 A More Than A Mere legal Provision - must be defended
By B L Saraf In a move rarely seen in the past , Parties in opposition have joined hands with the government to devise a strategy to defend Article 35 A of the Union Constitution which is facing a renewed judicial challenge in the Apex Court . In convergence of sorts , on this issue separatists too seem to be on the same page , though for different reasons . Opposition leaders have counseled CM Mehbooba Mufti to arrange for a meeting with PM Narandra Modi , wherein they “ would apprise him about the concerns that abrogation of ...

Kashmiris mourn killing of Pak terrorist
By K.N. Pandita Thousands of Kashmiri youth in various parts of the valley recently mourned the killing of two A++ grade terrorists, one of them a Pakistani national and the other his local accomplice. One local civilian stone throwing youth also got killed in cross firing. Twenty-eight year old LeT commander Abu Dujana, originally from Gilgit-Baltistan, and his local accomplice Ghulam Nabi Dar of Lelihar in Pulwama district were gunned down when they refused to surrender to security forces during the siege of the house in Hakripora, Pulwama where the duo was hiding. They opened fi...

Follow Punjab; make ‘idea’ irrelevant, Mehbooba ji!
Straight Talk
By K B Jandial Amidst increased pressure on militants leading to elimination of 125 militants this year, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti made critical statements on J&K’s special status last week, somewhat identical; many call these provocative and threatening. Whether these are the outcome of competitive regional politics to pander to the separatist sentiments that are more pronounced in Kashmir today than before or speaking out their mind positioning against anticipated BJP’s move against Special Status. Anti-Delhi threats are not new as it is Kashmir’s politics of survival....

Mehbooba ‘ Fulminates ‘
By B L Saraf While defending Article 35 A of the Indian Constitution , CM Mehbooba Mufti warned in a seminar “ Understanding Kashmir “ , organized in New Delhi by the Bureau of Research on Industry & Economic Fundamentals ( BRIEF ) : “ Any tinkering with Article 35 A won’t be acceptable . I won’t hesitate in saying that no body will even carry corpse of National Flag in Kashmir if Article 35A is scrapped . Let one make it very clear .” Desirably , the statement should have been couched in a better phraseology . Nonetheless , in spirit , it sounds unexceptional . She is right ...

State Law Commission Need Of The Hour - but Insulate it from politics
By B L Saraf Much water has flown down the legislative drain in the Sub – Continent ever since Lord Macaulay took over as the first Chairman of Law Commission in India , in 1834, pursuant to its creation by the British , vide Charter Act of 1833 . Lord Macaulay’s name has gone in the annals of the Sub- Continental judiciary after he and his team in the Commission codified penal laws and devised Criminal Procedure Code to regulate the criminal trials . Indian Penal Code and Cr Pc are among various laws which owe codification to him. After independence , GOI established first Law Commission in 1955 with M C Setalvad , ...

Amendment Bill and frustrated opposition
By K.N. Pandita Rajya Sabha has passed the Amendment to the Statistics Data Bill for Jammu and Kashmir, which was earlier passed by the Lok Sabha in April this year. Despite the criticism and reservations of the opposition parties particularly the Congress and CPI the bill was passed. A close study of the debate on the amendment in the Rajya Sabha reveals that the Congress is chasing extraneous interests that go against the spirit of nationalism. It reveals how ambivalent Congress has been in regard to its Kashmir policy. Any Kashmiri worth his salt will endorse the duplicity of the opposition. The leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha has thrown to winds the subtle...

 Jammu News
DIPR’s Jashn-e-Azadi concludes with cultural programme at GCW Gandhi Nagar
Zulfkar asks youth to become torch bearers of progress
Jammu, August 21, (Scoop News)-Minister for Information, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Choudhary Zulfkar Ali today asked the youth to become torch bearers of progress by giving their best to the state and country. The Minister was addressing students and staff during a cultural programme here at Government College for Women, Gandhi Nagar. The show was organized by the Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) to mark the culmination of week-long Jashn-e-Azadi. The young generation should learn from the sacrifices of the leaders who fought with determination against the foreign rulers and paved the way for coming generations to live in a free country on their own...

JU holds 112th Syndicate meeting
Jammu, August 21, (Scoop News)-The University of Jammu held its 112th Syndicate meeting under the Chairmanship of Prof. R.D. Sharma, Vice-Chancellor, University of Jammu. At the outset, the Vice-Chancellor welcomed Mr. Navin K. Choudhary, IAS, Principal Secretary to Govt., Finance Department, Financial Advisor (Universities), and the other esteemed members of the Syndicate. He apprised the members about the various academic, administrative and other development related initiatives taken by the University. Dr. Meenakshi Kilam, Registrar University of Jammu presented 42 items in the meeting, including items related to Re-evaluation in P.G. Diploma Courses, Guidelines for Admission t...

Sham Choudhary for expediting relief disbursement among DPs
Asks officers to inform beneficiaries about formalities
Jammu, August 21, (Scoop News)- Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary today stressed the need to expedite the disbursement of financial relief among the displaced persons (DPs) under one-time settlement package. He directed the concerned authorities to complete the formalities on war footing and send the cases to the Central Government so that beneficiaries get the financial assistance under the Prime Minister’s relief package at the earliest. The Minister issued these directions while chairing a meeting convened to review the progress of disbursement of relief among Displaced Persons of PoJK and Chhamb. Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Dr Mandeep Kumar Bhandar...

Div Com Jammu reviews progress of hydroelectric power projects in Kishtwar
Jammu, August 21, (Scoop News)- Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Dr. Mandeep Kumar Bhandari today reviewed the status of work on upcoming Hydroelectric power projects in Kishtwar district including Pakal Dul, Kiru and Kwar. The meeting was attended by General Manager, Chenab Valley Power Projects P B Jain, GM, HOP (Kwar) Virender Raina and Chief Engineer HOP (Kiru) Virender Salman, while Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar Ghulam Nabi Balwan, ADC, Kishori Lal and other senior officers participated through video conferencing. The Divisional Commissioner directed the DC, Kishtwar to take immediate steps for removing the bottlenecks in the execution of projects including land acquisition, di...

Historic Sankri Devta Mela concludes
Udhampur, August 21, (Scoop News)- The Three day historic Sankari Devta Mela concluded on Sunday here at Sankri, Panchari. A large number of devotees paid obeisance at the local Temple shirne during the day religious congregation which also witnessed cultural, sports and promotional activities . Member of Legislative Council, Jugal Kishore Sharma was the Chief Guest at the valedictory function. He paid obeisance at the temple shrine to sought the blessings of the Deity. During the three day of fair, a large number of students drawn from various educational institutions participated sports activities organized by the District Youth Services and Sports in collaboration with Education De...

APS Udhampur holds two day workshop of Cyber Security
60 students participate, 25 selected for National Level Competition at IIT Guwahati.
Udhampur, August 21, (Scoop News)-The Senior Wing of APS Udhampur organised two day workshop on Cyber Security conducted by Techtron Technologies in association with IIT Guwahati. A total of 60 students participated in the workshop out of which 25 students have been selected to attend a three day National Level competition at IIT Guwahati. The Instructor briefed the students about ethical hacking and the ways and means to do ethical hacking and also prevention from being hacked. Cyber Security and web vulnerabilities were also demonstrated with practical. The teachers incharge Ramesh Upadhaya, PGT Computer Science and Rajat Bhaduri, TGT Computer worked side by...

Dr Ganai urges Government to construct community Bunkers in Poonch
Poonch, August 20, (Scoop News)-MLC Dr Ganai urged the Government to consider the recommendation of the State Legislative Council which has passed a resolution for providing 5 Marlas of Land to the families living near Border/LOC. She urged that the prime focus of the State Government is to protect the human Lives. In District Poonch we have nearly 145 kms long area which is falling along LOC, and during recent times we have seen the rise in cross LOC firing/Shelling from Pakistan. Dr Ganai, today urged the Government to start the work on the construction of Community/ individual bunkers along LOC. Due to unrelenting shelling and firing by Pakistani Rangers along the LoC as well as th...

J&K Youth Congress pays tributes to Rajiv Gandhi
Jammu, August 20, (Scoop News)-J&K Youth Congress today paid tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary at a function held at Govt.Hospital Gandhi Nagar by organising blood donation camp. The program was organised by LYC President Th.Hoshiar Singh Chib in the presence of Sh.Shispal Singh National Secretary IYC,Sh.Pranav Shagotra PYC President,Sh Satish Sharma Vice President PYC,Varinder Singh,Rajan Sharma Gen.Secretaries, Chetan Wanchoo, Sandeep Rissam Spokesperson PYC,Anoop Gupta, Ricky Dalotra,Lucky Singh PYC Secretaries. While paying tribute to Rajiv Gandhi, National Secretary Sh Shispal keharwala said it was Rajiv Gandhi who was instrumental in bri...

 
 Kashmir News
International Youth Day 2017 observed at Kashmir University
Srinagar, August 21, (Scoop News)- J&K State AIDS Control Society in collaboration with Red Ribbon Club of Department of Students Welfare, University of Kashmir organised Poster and Collage Making Competitions and a Blood Donation camp at Gandhi Bhawan, Kashmir University in connection with month long celebration of INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY-2017 which is held on 12th August every year. The programme was held under the guidance and support of Dr. Mushtaq Ahmad Rather, Project Director, J&K State AIDS Control Society. The theme for the poster and collage competition was ‘Youth Building Peace’ in which students from various schools and colleges of the valley participated. Aroun...

Veeri asks officers to safeguard custodian properties across JK
Srinagar, August 21, (Scoop News)- Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Abdul Rehman Veeri today stressed on safeguarding custodian properties in the state. The Minister said while visiting different custodian properties in the Srinagar. The Minister was accompanied by MLA Batamaloo Noor Muhammad Sheikh, Custodian General J&K Aijaz Ahmed Bhat, Custodian Kashmir and others officers of the Revenue and Custodian department. The Minister visited Gund Hasibhat, Panzinara, Barthana, Tengpora in the city and sought on spot report about the status of these custodian assets. The Minister sought details about date of agreement, rent payment status and agreement status from custodian of...

Make concerted efforts to achieve tangible results: Asiea Naqash to officials
Minister reviews Hazratbal Shrine development, beautification project
Srinagar, August 21, (Scoop News)- Minister of State for Health and Medical Education, Social Welfare and Housing & Urban Development Asiea Naqash said concerted efforts should be made to achieve tangible results on ground to provide better amenities and services to the people. The Minster made these remarks during her visit to Hazratbal Shrine to take stock progress of developmental works executed by various agencies there. She said the completion of the projects would give a much-needed facelift to the revered Shrine and its adjoining areas. She directed concerned officials to make concerted efforts so that it can become one of the main centers of pilgrimage tourism in the State. St...

Joint House Panel reviews progress of Mubarak Mandi Heritage Complex
Srinagar, August 21, (Scoop News)- A meeting of the Joint House Committee was held here today under the chairmanship of Member Legislative Council, Sajjad Ahmed Kichloo to review the progress of Mubarak Mandi Heritage Complex. Legislators, G N Monga, Surinder Kumar Choudhary, Rajesh Gupta and S. Charanjeet Singh attended the meeting. The Committee took detailed review of the status of various components of on-going woks and expressed concern over the slow pace of progress. The executing agencies and concerned officers were directed to speed up the pace to accomplish the project within the targeted period. The Committee issued specific instructions to the officers and executing agenci...

Tourism Deptt, JKMHC conduct Tyrol across Sindh river in Dumail
Increasing number of youth participate in Sunday trek programs: Dir Tourism
Srinagar, August 21, (Scoop News)- The Department of Tourism and Jammu & Kashmir Mountaineering and Hiking Club conducted Tyrolean traverse across Sindh stream at Dumail in Ganderbal district. Over 60 members including boys and girls participated in the activity. The trekkers reached Dumail at 9:30 in the morning where they were provided technical tips. Each member was provided with the necessary gear including the harness and helmet for doing Tyrol. Speaking about the activity, Director Tourism Kashmir Mahmood A Shah said the Tyrol is very important activity for the mountaineering, rock climbing, river crossing and rescue operations. “It is also used for rescue and evacuation operatio...

ADGP Armed releases SSP M Y Kichloo’s book
Srinagar, August 21, (Scoop News)- L. Mohanti, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Armed J&K today released the book titled “Procedural Lapses/ Ambiguities Vis-à-vis Prosecution/ Acquittals” authored by M.Y Kichloo KPS, SSP. Mr. Kichloo who is presently posted as Staff Officer to ADGP Armed J&K. S.A Watali IPS IGP Armed/ IR Jammu, S.Ahfadul Mujtaba IPS IGP Armed/ IR Kashmir, Mubarak Ganie IGP Railway, Commandants of Kashmir based AP/ IRP Bns and Officers/ officials of Armed Police Headquarter and senior Police officers were also present on the occasion. While releasing the book, ADGP L.Mohanti lauded the efforts of M.Y Kichloo and said that the book is very informative and b...

Water sports create awareness among youth about importance of water bodies: Basharat Bukhari
Minister flags off Tyndale Biscoe's annual Dal Swim
Srinagar, August 21, (Scoop News)- Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Bukhari today said that events like water sports create awareness among the younger generation about the importance of water bodies, besides enhancing individual’s physical and mental fitness. The Minster was speaking at a flag-off ceremony of annual Dal swim mega event organized by a private school Tyndale Biscoe here. The Minister appreciated the school management for organizing the event and said conducting extra-curricular activities is helpful in exploring the talent, besides creating awareness about the significance of State’s natural resources and water bodies particularly Dal Lake. Mr. Bukhari said that...

CUK’s 2-day Intl Conf on ‘Recovery Marketing Strategies for Tourist Destinations in Conflict Situations’ at Leh from Sept 8
Srinagar, August 21, (Scoop News)-To encourage scholars, academicians and industrialists to ponder and write about the relationship of “Conflict and Tourism” and come up with research papers, case studies, suggestions in order to improve the tourism activities of such destinations, the Department of Tourism Studies, Central University of Kashmir (CUK) is organising a 2-day International Conference on “Recovery Marketing Strategies for Tourist Destinations in Conflict Situations” at Central Institute of Buddhist Studies, Leh Ladakh on September 8 and 9, 2017. Indian Tourism and Hospitality Congress (ITHC) and Central Institute of Buddhist Studies (CIBS) are the collaborating partners for t...

 
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Smart City Project: Lone, Raju appointed CEOs of newly constituted SPVs
Srinagar, August 21, (Scoop News)-Giving a push to the Smart City Project for the twin capital cities of Srinagar and Jammu, the Government today formally appointed the Chief Executive Officers (CEO) for the implementation of the ambitious project. According to the orders issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone, IAS, Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Tourism Department, shall, in addition to his own duties, hold the charge of the post of Chief Executive Officer, Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), for Srinagar City for implementation of Smart City Development Project, under Smart City Mission. Similarly, M Raju, IAS, Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corpo...

Smart City Project: Govt constitutes SPVs with share-holding
Srinagar, August 21, (Scoop News)-The Government today ordered constitution of Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) as Companies Limited by Shares under the Companies Act-2013 named as ‘Jammu Smart City Limited’ and ‘Srinagar Smart City Limited’ for implementation of Smart City Development Projects in Jammu and Srinagar under Smart City Mission of Government of India. According to an order issued by the General Administration Department (GAD) each Smart City Company will start with with Authorized Share Capital of Rs 10 lakh divided into 1,00,000 (One Lakh) Equity Shares of Rs 10 each and Paid Up Capital of Rs 10 lakh each for both ‘Jammu Smart City Limited’ and ‘Srinagar Smart City Limited’ ...

Ganga calls for enhanced resource allocation, marketing support for KVI artisans in JK
Srinagar, August 21, (Scoop News)- Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Prakash Ganga, Monday called for enhancement in allocation of targets under PMEGP, organization of national-level Khadi exhibitions across the State, and improvement in designs of Khadi products. Ganga pitched for these demands while inaugurating the 648th meeting of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) held at SKICC here. In his inaugural address to the meeting, Ganga highlighted the achievements of the J&K Industries & Commerce Department and its efforts with regard to developing a culture of entrepreneurship in the State. The Minister called for several initiatives needed to further boost the K...

Sopore police organizes sports fest
Srinagar, August 21, (Scoop News)-Deputy Inspector General of Police NKR Shri Nitish Kumar who was the chief guest of Sopore Sports Festival organized by Sopore police under civic action programme at Khushal Stadium, was present during the inaugural ceremony of the fest, today. Two matches of Volleyball and Cricket were played on the first day of the sports festival. The volleyball match was played between Govt. Boys HSS Sopore and Boys HSS Rohama which was won by Boys HSS Sopore. The cricket match was played between Shah Rasool Memorial Welkin Educational Trust Sopore & Muslim Educational Trust HSS Sopore which was won by MeT Sopore. Two female teams also participated in the inaugural...

PHQ bids warm send off to Dr. Haseeb Mughal
Officers highlighted contribution of outgoing officer
Srinagar, August 21, (Scoop News)- Police Headquarters today bid a warm send off to Dr. M. Haseeb Mughal, AIG Welfare PHQ at a function held at PHQ. Dr. Mughal has been transferred to Vigilance Organisation. On this occasion the speakers highlighted the contribution of outgoing officer in introducing innovative welfare measures for police personnel and their families. They said that he rendered an exemplary service during his tenure as AIG Welfare PHQ. Special DG (Police Headquarters) Sh. V.K Singh, IGP (Pers),Sh. J.P Singh, IGP Headquarter Sh. S.K Gupta, Director Prosecution Sh. Pawan Gupta, AIsGP PHQ Sheikh Junaid Mehmood, Sh.Sameer Rekhi, Sh.Kulbir Singh, Sh. Abdul Wah...

Bali Bhagat conducts surprise visit of SDH Bhaderwah
Doda, August 20, (Scoop News)- Minister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat, today conducted a surprise visit of Sub District Hospital (SDH) Bhaderwah to take stock of the functioning of the health institution. During the visit, the Minister inspected various sections of the hospital and was briefed in detail about services being provided in the hospital to the patients. Bali Bhagat called on the doctors and paramedics to make optimum use of available resources and provide best healthcare services to patients. He also interacted with patients and attendants on the occasion and enquired about basic facilities being provided to them. Later, the Minister held a meeting with the...

Food Festival inaugurated at J&K House
New Delhi, August 20, (Scoop News)-A Food Festival was inaugurated by Principal Resident Commissioners of J&K and Tamil Nadu, R.K.Gupta, Jasbir Singh Bajaj and N. Muruganandam respectively at J&K Guest House Chanakya Puri, New Delhi today. This Food Festival has been organized by Jammu and Kashmir and its pairing state Tamil Nadu under the programme “EK BHARAT SHRESHTA BHARAT” (EBSB) launched by Prime Minister to undertake mutual engagements of states/UTs with one another according to a structured plan i.e. Tamil Nadu will organise its food festival today at J&K Guest House, Chanakya Puri, and J&K shall organise food festival on 27th of August, 2017 at Tamil Nadu House. As part of th...

Zulfkar reviews status of ongoing development works in Udhampur
Directs officers to make frequent field visits; calls for judicious fund utilization
Udhampur, August 20, (Scoop News)-Minister for Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and Information, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali, today chaired a meeting of officials of R&B, FCS&CA, PHE and other departments to review the status of ongoing works in Udhampur. During the meeting, the Minister took a comprehensive review of physical and financial achievements registered under various sectors. Speaking on the occasion, Zulfkar called for judicious utilization of funds and asked officers to conduct frequent field visits to ascertain implementation of schemes on the ground. He also directed the officers for effective implementation of the National Food Security Act (...

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