Friday, January 19, 2018
 
 Top Stories of The Day
JK Minister tours Border firing effected villages
Samba, January 18, (Scoop News)- The Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash today toured border villages Mahal Sahan, Jhar, Keso and Kamore camp of Ramgarh Tehsil and assessed the problems faced by people due to cross border firing. He was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Sheetal Nanda, SSP Anil Magotra and other officials. The Minister met various public delegations at these villages and heard demands raised by these people. He directed officials to prepare beforehand for dealing with any untoward incidence and adhere to Standard Operating Procedures in case of rescue and relief operations. He also enquired about medical facilities available nearby and evacuation plan for the villagers. DC informed that administration is keeping close watch on the situation and suitable steps shall be taken as per the contingency plan. Interacting with the villagers,...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
Govt forcefully defending State’s position on Article 35A: Law Minister
Abdul Haq outlines roadmap for advancing JK’s justice delivery system; ‘9603 cases disposed by High Court, 22050 by Subordinate Courts; Law Commission to be made functional soon to review redundant laws’
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- Minister for Law and Justice Abdul Haq today reiterated that the government is forcefully defending JK’s stated position on Article 35A and other such litigations pending in the courts. Winding up the discussion on the Demand for Grants of Law and allied Departments in the Legislative Assembly, Minister said the department has hired the services of a battery of senior most advocates of the country including Fali S Nariman, Shekhar Naphade, Rakesh Dwivedi and KV Viswanathan to vigorously pursue these litigations and put across the State’s position...

JK BJP State President pays homage to martyr BSF Head Constable A Suresh
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- J&K BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma today laid wreaths on the mortal remains of BSF Head Constable Suresh hailing from Tamil Nadu, who was martyred in an unprovoked firing and shelling by Pakistani troops on Indian positions along the International Border in R. S. Pura sector of Jammu at BSF Camp, Ploura. Sat Sharma while paying tributes to the martyred soldier said that Pakistan is feeling frantic by the fitting reply by Indian Armed Forces and particularly the apt action of Indian Forces in Uri and so resorting to such mean behaviour of unprovoked f...

Modi Govt brought Space technology to every Indian household: Dr Jitendra
New Delhi, January 17, (Scoop News)-Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh delivered the Keynote address at the International Space Conference of “Geospatial World Forum” in Hyderabad today. Addressing the conference he complemented Team ISRO for having placed India as a front-line leader in the community of world nations while in the last three years, the use of diverse applications of space technology to carry forward the Modi Government's i...

JK’s economic recovery has begun, revival to follow: Dr Drabu
‘Theme of Budget 2018-19 to generate income, pump money into system, set-off economic revival’
Jammu, January 17, (Scoop News)-Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu today said the wide-ranging fiscal and welfare measures announced in the State budget are aimed at setting JK’s sluggish economy on the path of revival and recovery. “It took this Government three years to restore the rotten fiscal system, put in place a sustainable Public Expenditure Policy and set the State’s economy on the path of steady recovery and revival,” Dr Drabu said while winding up the discussion of the Budget proposals in the Legislative Council today. Enumerating, the Finance Minister said, that J&K has la...

 
 Ladakh News
Sonam visits Zanskar, takes on spot appraisal of public issues
Kargil, January 17, (Scoop News)- Executive Councilor for Zanskar Affairs Tenzin Sonam along with Chief General Manager J&K Circle BSNL H.K Verma and General Manager BSNL Ladakh Region Punchok Dorjay today visited Padum via Pawan Hans Helicopter Service and took on spot appraisal of peoples grievances with regard to the unsatisfactory landline and mobile services of BSNL in the area. During the visit a number of public delegations assembled at Civil Helipad Padum and presented their concerns and demands pertaining to the sub-standard telecom network of BSNL in the sub-division. A memorandum was also presented by the people on the occasion. Interacting with the public delegations, the EC ...

SGEA expresses gratitude to CM, FM for announcing 10% SDA for Ladakh employees
Leh,January 17, (Scoop News)-President, State Government Employees Association, (SGEA) Leh, Tashi Chhosphel Vice President Mohammed Ayub and Executive Member Norzin Wangmo on behalf of all employees working in Leh district extended gratitude to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Finance Minister, Dr. Haseeb Drabu for announcing 10% Special Duty Allowance (SDA) for the employees working in Ladakh region. The SGEA also congratulated all the government employees of Ladakh on the achievement of their long standing demand for SDA. SGEA, Leh expressed gratitude to Dr. Drabu for fulfilling his commitment made to the delegation of SGEA during a meeting. SGEA also thanked Minister for Cooperativ...

Ice Hockey match played in Leh
Srinagar, January 17, (Scoop News)- An Ice Hockey match was played between District Police Leh and Canadian team on Police Ice Hockey Rink, Leh. Deputy High Commissioner Canada Ms Suyong Park was the chief guest on the occasion. Canadian team defeated District Police Len and won the match by 7-5. The chief guest Ms Suyong appreciated the role of Leh Police in imparting free ice hockey coaching to the poor and disabled children and in promoting the game of Ice hockey in Ladakh. Later the Deputy High Commissioner met several representatives of villages and assured all possible assistance fr...

Chairman thanks FM for announcing 10% SDA for Ladakh Employees
Jammu, January 17, (Scoop News)-Chairman J&K Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali today thanked the Finance Minister Dr Haseeb Drabu for approving 10% Special Duty Allowance on Basic Pay for the employees working in difficult areas like Ladakh region. He thanked the Minister on behalf of the people of Ladakh and said that it was a long pending demand of the employees working in the twin districts of Leh and Kargil. He said he had received a lot of delegations from these areas and has assured them that he will take up the issue with the concerned minister. ...

10-days Special Ice Hockey Coaching Camp for differently abled children concluded at Leh
Leh, January 17, (Scoop News)-The concluding function of 10-days Special Ice Hockey Coaching Camp for the differently abled children of Leh district organized at New Police Complex Agling Leh witnessed an exciting Ice Hockey exhibition match between Canadian Embassy team and J&K Police team today. The Canadian Embassy team led by world renowned Ice-Hockey player, Hayley Wickenheiser who represented Canada at Winter Olympics for five times, capturing four Gold and one Silver medals enthralled the audience on the occasion. Later, an exhibition match was also played with physically challenged...

Anjuman-e-Sahib Zaman Sankoo organizes protest rally against Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu
Kargil/Sankoo, January 17, (Scoop News)-Like in other parts of the world despite brewing chilling cold in sankoo suru of kargil anjuman-e-Sahib Zaman sankoo Kargil a major religious institution from suru sankoo today staged massive protest rally on wednesday at sankoo.the protest was organised by AnjumanSahib-e-Zaman Sankoo. Hundredes of people from Sankoo and its adjacent area's participated in this massive ralley. The protesters were seen raising slogan and holding banner and playcard in their hand and shouting slogans against Amrica and Isreial "Go BACK NITIN YAHU "From In...

Haji Anayat hails 10% SDA for Ladakh Employees
Jammu, January 16, (Scoop News)- Chairman J&K Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali has thanked the Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu for approving 10% Special Duty Allowance on Basic Pay for the employees working in difficult areas like Ladakh region. He also congratulated the employees of Kargil in particular and Ladakh region in general for the fulfilment of their demand for a Special Duty Allowance. He said that this was a long pending demand of the employees working in the twin districts of Ladakh and Kargil. He further said that he had taken up this concern with the Finance Minister after various representations including that from EJAC (Kargil) President Mukhtar Khan...

Lack of infrastructure like ice rink a major concern
young boys and girls attend coaching sessions in ice hockey and other related events on frozen natural water bodies
Leh(Ladakh), January 16, (Scoop News)-In the absence of infrastructure like ice rinks, dozens of young boys and girls assemble everyday on frozen water ponds across the district where they are being imparted special coaching sessions in ice hockey, ice skating, speed ice skating, figure skating and other allied events. Free coaching in remote areas is a part to popularize the sports among the children for which the money is being generated through the community contributions. The arrangements, in this regard, are being made by Ladakh Winter Sports Club (LWSC) and Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council (JKSCC). The dearth of infrastructure is a major concern for all those who are...

 
 Debate
RPC is adhead of IPC
Adultery: A Gender Neutral Offence
By B L Saraf Once again, constitutionality of the Section 497 Indian Penal Code (IPC) is on a test . Supreme Court has raised a question, ” Why penalize only men for adultery and treat women involved in the crime as victims .” This question arose on hearing a petition challenging the constitutionality of Section 497 IPC. Joseph Shine has challenged the provision as ” unjust, illegal and arbitrary and violative of citizens fundamental right.” He has argued that Section 497 ” discriminated against the women by holding an erroneous presumption that women are the property of men. This is evidenced by the fact that if adult...

Trump-Pakistan jihad love
By K.N. Pandita The news has come that Pakistan has imposed a ban on Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud Dawa and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation from collecting donations. Pakistani media have given wide publicity to this news in print and in electronic media. Since some years the organization and its chief have been actively collecting donations in the name of ‘crush India.’ A couple of years back, at his terrorist organization’s headquarter in Muridke, not far from Lahore, he held a big rally and the posters placed said “donate one rupee for taking the head of one Indian soldier’. Pakistan did not ban that rally or collections made then or the anti-India banners. Why has the ban come today? ...

Good Governance amidst Judicial Overreach?
Straight Talk
K B Jandial Since coming of Modi Government at the Centre in 2014, 25th December is being observed as Good Governance Day (Susasan Divas) to commemorate the birthday of Atal Behari Vajpayee by fostering awareness among the people of accountability in government. India became the only country in the world that observes Good Governance Day on Christmas and declared it as working day. Good governance has now come under sharp focus and a talking point in the country. After aggressive celebration of Good Governance Day and connected enthusiasm in the last four years the people have stopped looking for good government but only good governance. But even promising, as did by Modi in his ...

Gujarat Results And The Kashmir Imbroglio - A ray of hope
By B L Saraf They say election time is to assess the impact of divided realties, especially those which are thrown up after the results are out . Though divided yet these realities provide for a bunch of possibilities which may be utilized by the contending parties . For a winner at the hustings it is time to consolidate the gains and an occasion to strive for the better results, in future . For the looser , it is an opportunity to introspect and prepare for another fight –another day . Gujarat Assembly election results must be read that way . Political analysts, across the spectrum , are of the view th...

Government’s no to Minority Commission
By B L Saraf J&K Government has told Supreme Court that implementation of National Commission for Minorities Act 1992 (Act) is not binding on it and” it is sole prerogative of the State Legislature to take decision on this aspect that State Government will consider and examine the need and feasibility of setting up of State Minority Commission at the relevant point of time as and when need arises based upon the critical study of the social and educational backwardness of the minorities spread across various regions of Jammu and Kashmir.” Media reports that this was conveyed in an affidavit filed in reply to the petition, filed for seeking directions to the State Government to...

Simmering cauldron in the Himalayas
By K.N. Pandita We shall be entering twenty-eighth year of sponsored Kashmir insurgency. The bloodshed on either side has neither thrown out India nor brought in Pakistan. The position of Kashmir uprising is far weaker today than what it was in 1990s or early 20s. The world community is convinced that Kashmir is part of Islamic Theo-fascism. However, Kashmir leadership of all hues will continue exploitation of militancy to extract political mileage. Pakistan sponsored jihadism has done tremendous harm to the cause of Kashmir secessionists. World community clubs them with Islamic revivalists, the appendix to Wahhabi/Salafi Islamist line. The US and European Union reco...

Halls of nuisance
By B L Saraf In Jammu, marriage season is in full bloom. And, we the residents are going through hell. Yes, some may see incongruity writ large when words like ‘marriage ‘ and ‘ hell ‘are put in a sequential vein in one statement. Particularly so, when it is said “Marriages are arranged in Heaven and solemnized on Earth.” However, as we go through the situation the distasteful texture of the statement stands fully condoned. Even Alexandra Dumas’s famous words seem to suggest so: “The chains of marriage are so heavy that it takes two to bear them, and sometimes three.” Experiencing the ordeal of attending the ceremony, one may say that the whole society is burdene...

Is Kashmir in for a change?
Straight Talk
By K B Jandial After a long time, good things have happened in Kashmir that has rekindled a hope that Kashmir situation would take a turn for good. But this could be possible only if the vested interests let it happen. The most encouraging thing to happen is the emotional appeals of the parents to their sons who had freshly joined the ranks of militancy to come back home and fortunately, they responded positively. Is Kashmir in for change? This positive trend started with the return of Anantnag college student and ace footballer, Majid Irshad Khan just a week after he picked up the gun and joined the dreaded Lashkar-e-Taiba. The reported cause of his joining the terror ou...

 Jammu News
Republic Day function: Police seeks people’s cooperation
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- Jammu and Kashmir Police has sought the cooperation of the people attending the Republic Day function at M. A. Stadium, Jammu to avoid any inconvenience. In a statement issued here today, Senior Superintendent of Police, Security Jammu has urged the people not to carry the items including cameras, arms, ammunition, sharp edged weapons, hand/polythene bags, ladies purse, lunch boxes, transistors, patromax, handy fire extinguishers, stop watches, pens, any kind of powder, any inflammable material, cigarettes, match boxes, lighters, and other such objectionable items to the venue of the function. The people have been asked to immediately inform the police o...

Swedish Skier lost his life in snow avalanche, another rescued
Minister expresses grief over tragic death of Skier
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- Two tourists came under an avalanche at Upperwat, Gulmarg today and one foreign tourist identified as Daniel, from Sweden lost his life, but his colleague Benjamin was rescued by Joint Rescue Team and shifted to the Sub District Hospital, Tangmarg and his condition is stable, where he was resuscitated and is stable. Minister for Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation & Reconstruction Javaid Mustafa Mir today made a statement in the House regarding the Avalanche incident that occurred at Gulmarg wherein one Swedish skier namely Daniel died and another namely Benjamin was seriously injured. Mir said the injured is currently being treated at Tangmar...

Members raise issues concerning RDD, Panchayati Raj, Law & Justice Deptts
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)-Around 23 members took part in the Discussion on Demand for Grants of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice Departments in the Legislative Assembly, here today. Initiating the Discussion, Mian Altaf Ahmad urged for renewed efforts for implementation of departmental schemes/initiatives on ground so that benefits are delivered to the targeted beneficiaries. He suggested for reviewing and updating of rules, guidelines for utilization of funds under various schemes including MGNERGA and called for giving MLA discretion for spending 30% funds on developmental works. He also pleaded for judicious use of funds allocated under various schemes, timely d...

Govt committed to conduct Panchayat Polls: Abdul Haq
679 bridges, 2283 culverts, 31337 roads, 561 playfields constructed in 3 yrs
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice Abdul Haq Khan today said the government is committed to strengthen the democracy at grassroots level by holding Panchayat elections. “All arrangements are being put in place to ensure smooth conduct of the polls and the formal notification in this regard will be issued soon by the competent authority,” the Minister said while winding up the debate on the Demand for Grants of the Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and allied Departments in the Legislative Assembly today. The Minister enumerated in detail the achievements of Rural Development department during the past three years and outline...

BJP holds booth sammelan at Katra
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- To strengthen the Booth Level Committees ahead of Panchayat Elections in the state, J&K State BJP held Booth Sammelan of Mandal Katra falling under Reasi district, which was chaired by BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Koul along with MoS Ajay Nanda, Prabhari District Reasi & State Secretary Rajinder Sharma and other senior leaders of the party. While addressing the Sammelan, Ashok Kaul said that the present endeavour to hold the polling booth Sammelan has the deep message of showing the booth level activists their importance and respect in the organization to boost their public working within their specific regions. He said that this fact particu...

Hepatitis outbreak in Marwah, Dachan: Chairman seeks report
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- Chairman Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali today asked the government to come up with a statement in the House about the outbreak of Hepatitis-B in far off Marwah and Dachan areas of district Kishtwar. The Chairman issued these directions after the issue of Hepatitis outbreak was raised in the Upper House by MLC Firdous Ahmad Tak. Tak said six more persons have tested positive for hepatitis-B in the area taking the number of affected patients to 69. He said the patients have been shifted to Anantnag Hospital for treatment though it lacks the required facilities. He urged the government to send a team of specialist doctors and adequate medicare to the a...

LC Proceedings – Members raise issues of public importance in House
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- Several members today raised the issues of public importance during Zero Hour in the Legislative Council and sought government’s intervention for early redress of the same. Qaisar Jamsheed Lone drew the attention of the government towards the fire incident in Kupwara in which more than a dozen residential houses and shops got damaged. He demanded compensation for the affected people. Ali Mohammad Dar demanded early completion of footbridge at Shalina Seerbagh Soiteng on which work has been halted due to some reasons since 2015. Vibod Gupta highlighted the problems faced by refugees settled in various parts of Jammu and advoc...

Team constituted for demarcation of encroached land at Zoonimar, Sadrabal: Hanjura
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- Minister for Agriculture Production, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura today informed the house that a team of officers under the supervision of Assistant Commissioner, Revenue Srinagar has been constituted for on spot demarcation of allegedly encroached land in twin villages of Zoonimar and Sadrabal. The Minister was replying to a ‘Calling Attention Notice’ moved by MLC Surinder Mohan Ambardar, who drew the attention of the government towards ‘the situation of that has arisen due to the encroachment of 90 kanals of land by land mafia at Bota Bagh, Mugal Mohalla, Lal Bazaar, Srinagar and the action taken in this regard.” The Minister presented in the House the d...

 
 Kashmir News
Armed Infiltrators change their tactic
use pneumatic boat now to cross over River Jhelum to enter into this side of LoC instead of using identified mountain routes
Uri-(Kashmir), January 18, (Scoop News)-Early probe into the gunning down of a suicide squad comprising five Jaish e Mohammed (JeM) terrorists indicates that they had used a pneumatic boat to cross over to this side of Line of Control (LoC) in this sector were actually assigned to carry out a hit and run strike on army or some defence installation on the eve of army day. It was for the first time that terrorists had used pneumatic boat to cross the River Jhelum instead of using indentified infiltration routes via range of mountains. On the intervening night of January 14th and 15th, five Jasih e Mohammed (JeM) terrorists were killed by alert Indian army soldiers who had crossed over R...

Mumbai’s Aankh Micholi Fusion Band Aankh Micholi organizes musical concert in Srinagar
Srinagar, January 18, (Scoop News)- While on its final stop of tour at Kashmir in Northern India, the Aankh Micholi Fusion Band performed at Winterfell Café, Srinagar to an overwhelming response from the fans and music lovers. Aankh Micholi” a 5 piece Hard Folk/Fusion Band from Mumbai Formed in 2015, this five-piece folk/fusion alternative rock band, started composing songs that depicted the various hidden aspects and emotions of this world. The band is currently on tour of North India to spread their art. It was first time that a Musical band from Mumbai added Jammu and Srinagar ...

AGS Hanzik boys to represent team india in Wushu championship at Moscow
Srinagar, January 18, (Scoop News)- Master Aabid Hamid & Master Hashim Ashraf, students of Army Goodwill School Hanzik, have excelled in various Martial Arts like Wushu& Kickboxing. Both the students have consistently performed in Martial Arts competitions at School, District, State and National level competitions. Acknowledging their specific achievements in Wushu and based on performance in 63rd National School Games held in Jammu in December 2017, both students have now been selected to represent India in Moscow Wushu Stars 2018 Championship at Moscow,Russia from 16 to 21 February 20...

Army conducts workshop on hearing and speech therapy
Srinagar, January 18, (Scoop News)- With the motive to impart value education to specially-abled children of the school for Deaf and Dumb, Rambagh, Srinagar and help them in achieving self reliance, the Army has taken an initiative under Sadhbhavana program by establishing smart class room equipped with state of the art equipment to include with Group Speech and Hearing Aid System, Braille Equipments, Video Projection System, Smart Board, Computer and its Peripherals. A two days workshop will be conducted at the school for teachers and students to understand the handling of equipment to achieve efficient utilisation of the equipments for the benefit of students. One Audiologist and Tech...

Avalanche warning issued for seven Kashmir districts
Srinagar, January 17, (Scoop News)- According to the Additional Commissioner Kashmir, avalanche warning exists for avalanche prone areas in Anantnag, Kulgam, Budgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora and Ganderbal districts of Kashmir division. The warning is valid from 1700 hrs January 17 to 1700 hrs January 18. While all concerned Deputy Commissioners have been asked to take all precautionary measures to avert any untoward incident, the general publichave been appealed not to venture in the said areas during the said period. ...

A lone female contestant, Dr Nizami to compete in snow autocross ‘Frozen 2’ at Gulmarg on Jan 20th
receives full support of her family
Srinagar, January 17, (Scoop News)-Dr Sharmeen Mushtaq Nizami (40) has announced to participate in country’s only snow autocross ‘Frozen 2’ to be held on January 20 at Gulmarg and would thus become Jammu and Kashmir’s first female snow race driver. 55 kilometre from Srinagar, Gulmarg (2,650 M), has been selected for holding of the event. “This season the Kashmir motorsport will have a female participant as a snow race driver,” informed sources said adding “this year it will be different from previous edition. The sport is no longer a male dominated now.” “I am thrilled to be part of this event. I want to be a source of inspiration for those who want to make a difference...

Qurrah’ for aspiring Haj pilgrims on Jan 19 after 12 pm
Srinagar, January 17, (Scoop News)-Executive Officer, J&K State Haj Committee today informed that “Draw of Lots (Qurrah)” for all intending Haj pilgrims has been fixed by Haj Committee of India on 19th January 2018 at 12 noon afterwards. The officer informed that the draw of lots which will be held on Haj Committee of India server located at Haj House Mumbai would be displayed on a real-time basis. The applicants can confirm their status on the website of Haj Committee of India www.hajcommittee.com and www.jkshc.com later in the evening on the same day. The list of selected applicants shall be published in the local newspapers, the next day and shall also be displayed on the notice board ...

Div Com seeks report on all grievances registered on CM's grievance cell
Directs to remove any encroachment on new NH
Srinagar, January 17, (Scoop News)-Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed all Deputy Commissioners to submit an action taken report on all the grievances registered on CM's grievance cell so as to know the exact status of the grievances and possible remedial measures for their time bound disposal. The Div Com was speaking at a meeting in which Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner SMC and other officials of different departments participated. The DC's from other districts participated via Video Conferencing. The Div Com directed all Deputy Commissioners to compile a report of all grievances pertaining to various departments in their jurisdiction and submit the s...

 
 Other Stories
Dorjey outlines roadmap for revival of Cooperative Movement in JK
Rs 366 cr capital infusion to help 3 Central Cooperative Banks get RBI license; Elections held for all Cooperative Societies
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- Minister for Cooperatives and Ladakh Affairs, Chering Dorjay today said that Co-operative movement aims at all round economic and social development of small and marginal farmers, artisans and other societies through its operations and present government is introducing various initiatives to strengthen and revive this important sector. The Minister said this while replying to the discussion on Demand for Grants of Cooperatives, Ladakh Affairs Departments in the Legislative Assembly. The Minister informed that for revival of Cooperative Movement in the stat...

JK set to achieve desirable targets in livestock sector: Kohli
Milk production records 4.1% annual growth; Poultry meat production touches 675 lakh kg
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Gani Kohli today said that Government is undertaking targeted measures to boost livestock, fisheries and poultry sector to achieve surplus production and become exporter rather than importer state. The Minister, while replying to the discussion on Demand for Grants of Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Departments in the Legislative Assembly said that new initiatives are on anvil to boost all these important sectors. “The state has been allotted Rs 14.17 crore under National Livestock Mission (...

FICCI to set up an office in Srinagar to boost investment and business environment in J&K
New Delhi,January 18, (Scoop News)- FICCI has decided to set up an office in Srinagar as part of its drive to expand its operations across the country. This is for the first time that a leading business chamber has decided to set up its office in Jammu and Kashmir. The move is also critical because it is coming at a time when the state has embarked on labour law reforms besides improving its industrial infrastructure in rural areas, and has already joined the nationwide Goods and Services Tax (GST) to help businesses in J&K be part of the integrated indirect tax structure implemented on July 1, 2017. FICCI Secretary General Dr. Sanjaya Baru said that the industry chamber’s J&K partnersh...

No proposal to regularize employees working under CSS: Hanjura
Opening of Fire Station at Gabra under consideration
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura, while replying to a question of legislator Javid Ahmad Mirchail, informed the House that proposal of opening Fire and Emergency at Gabra in Kupwara district is under consideration of the Government. “The decision with regard to opening of Fire and Emergency at Gabra has already been taken in the DDB meeting, the Minister said adding that proposal in this regard stands submitted which is under the examination of the Home Department”. Replying to a question of legislator Ali Mohammad Dar, the Minister inf...

Govt taking stern action against violators of Master Plan in Gulmarg, Sonamarg: Priya Sethi
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- Minister of State for Tourism, Priya Sethi, while replying to a question of legislator Zaffar Iqbal Manhas, informed the House that the government is taking stern action as per law against the violators of Master Plan in Gulmarg, Sonamarg and Pahalgam. Giving details, the Minister informed that Pahalgam Development Authority has demolished 15 illegal constructions raised in violations of the Master Plan in Pahalgam, besides lodged 15 FIRs against these violators. Similarly, the Gulmarg Development Authority has taken action against 44 violators and has reco...

LA Proceedings: 2124 teacher vacancies referred to JKSSB for fast-track recruitment: Altaf Bukhari
‘New initiatives improving quality of education, results in govt schools’
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- Minister for School Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today informed Legislative Assembly that the government has referred 2154 teacher vacancies under Direct Recruitment Quota to J&K Service Selection Board (JKSSB) to fill these on fast-track basis. To overcome the shortage of teachers in the schools, the education department has identified more vacancies, which shall be referred to the JKSSB soon. ‘’The shortage of teachers has been addressed in majority of schools by undertaking massive rationalization exercise by the Department a...

Kashmiri boy wins ‘Muscle Model title’ at Fit Factor India
Anantnag, January 17, (Scoop News)-A Kashmiri Youth made a name for himself as well as the state when he won Muscle Model title at Fit Factor India in Mumbai. Subeel Nisar famously known as Subeel Tahir became first Kashmiri to win Muscle Model title at Fit Factor India organized by bodypower in Mumbai. Subeel Tahir thanked his coach Rajan Loid and his family for supporting and reposing faith in him. “My family is supporting me especially my mother as very dedicated towards my goals in life,” he told media Subeel, who is from Khiram-Bijbehara area of south Kashmir, said that he want...

House passes grants of Revenue, Hajj, Auqaf, Parliamentary Affairs Deptts
Veeri outlines roadmap for strengthening revenue management in JK
Jammu, January 17, (Scoop News)- Terming Revenue Department as the backbone for successful administration, Minister for Revenue, Hajj & Auqaf and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri today said that timely and relevant interventions are important to keeping up with the times and ensuring healthy public service delivery. The department is consistently evaluating various land reform schemes, changing developmental strategies and taking necessary steps to strengthen the department. “The process of preparation of Records-of-Rights with the introduction of latest technology and replacing a...

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