Monday, April 12, 2021
 
 Top Stories of The Day
Online Registration of Shri Amarnathji Yatris commencing on 15th April 2021
Jammu, April 12 (Scoop News)- The online registration of pilgrims for Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2021 is going to commence on 15th April 2021, for both the Baltal and Chandanwari routes. This year’s 56 day Yatra shall commence simultaneously on both the routes from 28th June 2021 and culminate on RakshaBandhan, the 22nd August 2021. Sh. Nitishwar Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board has informed that the intending yatri shall have to visit the URL: www.jksasb.nic.in and click on REGISTER. The yatri will then be guided for the steps to be followed. He will have to fill up his details in the online application form and attach his photograph and the Compulsory Health Certificate (CHC). The CEO said that for ensuring against fraudulent health certificates, only such certificates which are issued by doctors / Medical Institutes authorized by the concerned State Government / UT Administrations shall be accepted for the online registration. For Yatra 2021, only those health certificates which have been issued after 15th March 2021 shall be valid. The steps which ...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
Lt Governor interacts with 150 member delegation of Gujjar-Bakerwal Community
Government paving strong foundation for shaping the future of students living in remote & far-flung areas: Lt Governor
Srinagar, April 11 (Scoop News)- Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today held an interactive session at Raj Bhavan here with a 150 member delegation of Gujjar-Bakerwal Community comprising BDC Chairpersons, BDC members, and Sarpanches from different districts. While expressing their views, the community members projected their issues and grievances and sought Lt Governor’s intervention for the redressal of the same. Recalling his interaction with the Gujjar- Bakerwal community members in Jammu, the Lt Governor reiterated the significance of education in the progress of every community and ...

Several delegations call on Lt Governor at Srinagar
Srinagar, April 11 (Scoop News)- Several delegations including public representatives, individuals, and sportsperson from different parts of Kashmir called on Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha here at Raj Bhavan today. Sh. Aijaz Ahmad Khan, Member, District Development Council Tulail, Bandipora, and a public delegation led by President Pahari Youth Association Uri, Sh. Naveed Bukhtiyar separately called on the Lt Governor and projected various developmental issues of Pahari and Tribal communities in their respective areas. Another deputation from Pakharpora, Budgam led by Advocate Rayees Ahmad submitted a memorandum regarding their concerning issues. Meanwhile, renowned Water Sports at...

JK reports 915 new positive cases, 129021 recovered so far
Jammu, April 11 (Scoop News)- The Government on Sunday informed that 915 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 288 from Jammu division and 627 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 138390. Also 05 COVID-19 deaths have been reported from Kashmir Division. Moreover, 330 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and been discharged from various hospitals including 57 from Jammu Division and 273 from Kashmir Division. According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 138390 positive cases, 7335 are Active Positive, 129021 have recovered and 2034 have died; 752 in Jammu d...

Centre Prohibits Exports of Injection Remdesivir and Remdesivir Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API)
till the COVID situation in the country improves
New Delhi, April 11 (Scoop News)-India is witnessing a recent surge in COVID cases. As on 11.04.2021, there are 11.08 lakh active COVID cases and they are steadily increasing. This has led to a sudden spike in demand for Injection Remdesivir used in treatment of COVID patients. There is a potential of further increase in this demand in the coming days. Seven Indian companies are producing Injection Remdesivir under voluntary licensing agreement with M/s. Gilead Sciences, USA. They have an installed capacity of about 38.80 lakh units per month. In light of the above, Government of India has prohibited the exports of Injection Remdesivir and Remdesivir Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients ...

 
 Ladakh News
DDMA Chairman convenes meeting with district surveillance staff
Leh,(Ladakh), April 12 (Scoop News)- Chairman, District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), Leh, Shrikant Suse, today chaired a meeting with the district surveillance staff at the DC Conference Hall. DDMA Chairman, Shrikant Suse, was informed of the various arrangements made for Covid-19 testing and surveillance. He directed the officials to strictly enforce the Covid-19 testing and surveillance mechanisms in the wake of the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in Leh district. DDMA Chairman, Shrikant Suse, exhorted the officers to take strict action against violators and adherence to the Covid-19 safety protocols in all isolation and quarantine centres effectively. He also impressed up...

Events like Apricot Blossom Festival can help Turtuk develop as top tourist destination, says EC LAHDC Leh
Leh,(Ladakh), April 12 (Scoop News)-The Apricot Blossom Festival-Chuli Mentok 2021 organised by the Tourism Department, Ladakh, in collaboration with the Cultural Academy, Ladakh, as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav today started amid much fanfare at Turtuk village of Leh district. The objective of organising the festival is to popularise the apricot blossoming season on the national and international tourist map besides attracting tourists during this time of the year. Executive Councillor (Minority/Forest), LAHDC Leh, Ghulam Mehdi, was the chief guest for the event, whereas Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC), Leh, Sonam Chosjor, was the guest of honour. Councillor, Kyungyam, Thinles...

1 death; 146 new positive cases report in UT Ladakh
91 patients cured and discharged
Leh,(Ladakh), April 11 (Scoop News)-As per the media bulletin released by the Directorate of Health Services UT Ladakh, a total of 146 new positive sample reports of Covid-19 were received yesterday. Out of the total positive reports, 140 reports were received by CMO Leh and 06 positive sample reports were received by CMO Kargil. With the death report of one more patient from Covid-19 reported by CMO Leh yesterday, the total number of deaths in UT Ladakh has reached 131; 87 in Leh and 44 in Kargil. The bulletin further details that UT Ladakh has discharged 91 patients yesterday. All the patients were discharged by CMO Leh. With this, the total number of COVID-19 active cases in UT Ladak...

59 new positive cases report in UT Ladakh
12 patients cured and discharged
Leh,(Ladakh), April 08(Scoop News)- As per the media bulletin released by the Directorate of Health Services UT Ladakh, a total of 59 positive sample reports of Covid-19 were received yesterday. Out of the total positive reports, 53 reports were received by CMO Leh and 06 positive sample reports were received by CMO Kargil. The bulletin further details that UT Ladakh has discharged 12 patients yesterday. All the patients were discharged by CMO Leh. With this, the total number of COVID-19 active cases in UT Ladakh has gone up to 446; 408 in Leh district and 38 in Kargil district. The bulletin further informs that 2075 passengers were screened at KBR Airport Leh yesterday. While 107 passe...

DC Leh reviews arrangement for Apricot Blossom Fest to be held in Leh district
Leh,(Ladakh), April 07(Scoop News)- Deputy Commissioner (DC), Leh, Shrikant Suse, today reviewed the arrangements for the Apricot Blossom Festival to be held in Leh district. The Apricot Blossom Festival would be held in the Turtuk and Tyakshi villages of Nubra sub-division on April 12 and 13, whereas the same event would be organised at Dah and Beema in the Khaltse sub-division on April 17 and 18. It was decided in the meeting to organise the event in orchards to give the visitors the essence of apricot blooming. Additional Director, Tourism, Jigmet Namgyal, informed the officials that walks would be held on a few selected streets where people can stop by the artisans, enjoy food a...

UPSC reviews arrangements for civil service prelims exams in Leh
Leh,(Ladakh), April 06(Scoop News)-With the UPSC CSE examination to be held in Leh for the first time, a two-member team of UPSC is in Leh to review arrangements for conducting the CSE prelims 2021 in Leh. Deputy Commissioner (DC), Leh, Shrikant Suse, who is the custodian-cum-coordinating supervisor for Leh centre, chaired a meeting in which the UPSC officials gave a detailed presentation on various issues concerning the successful conduct of the examination. The points discussed during the meeting included the role and responsibilities of coordinating supervisor, invigilators, venue supervisors, local inspecting officers, police and postal department. The SOPs for the entry and exit of ...

Advisor Umang Narula inaugurates IT-based 6 days training of artisans of Ladakh
Leh,(Ladakh), April 06(Scoop News)-Advisor Ladakh, Umang Narula inaugurated a 6 days training of artisans under IT-enabled incubation centre project for the Handloom and Handicraft artisans of Ladakh. This was the first in the series of training, targeting coverage of all artisans & craftsman of Ladakh over a period of three years. The 6 days training module will include awareness in computer concepts, e-commerce portal and e-marketing, internet fundamentals, entrepreneurship & soft skills, packaging & parcelling and digital photography. Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Saugat Biswas; Director, Industries & Commerce, Moses Kunzang, Deputy Director NIELET, Leh Phuntsog Tolden and oth...

48 new positive cases report in UT Ladakh
08 patients cured and discharged
Leh,(Ladakh), April 06(Scoop News)-As per the media bulletin released by the Directorate of Health Services UT Ladakh, a total of 48 positive sample reports for Covid-19 were received yesterday. All positive sample reports were received by CMO Leh. The bulletin further details that UT Ladakh has discharged 08 patients yesterday. All the patients were discharged by CMO Leh. With this, the total number of COVID-19 active cases in UT Ladakh has gone up to 363; 332 in Leh district and 31 in Kargil district. The bulletin further informs that 1534 passengers were screened at KBR Airport Leh yesterday. While 155 passengers including the drivers and helpers of trucks, and light motor vehicles w...

 
 Debate
Jammu Identity: Why Don’t We Assert It?
Straight Talk
K. B. Jandial Post Article 370 abrogation was thought to be a defining moment for Jammu to reassert its lost identity. But regrettably, this moment has washed away and expectations belied. Today, Jammu is struggling to find its feet to get its composite identity recognised. Instead of succumbing to despondency, why can’t Jammu convert this ‘failure’ to an opportunity? Jammu’s identity is defined by its long admired distinct composite culture & khand mithi (sweet) languages and rooted in religiosity centered around globally revered Shree Mata Vaishno Devi, Sudmahadev & Mantalai, Shri Raghunath ji temple with idols of 33 crores deities, Bawe-wali-Mata, Peer Kho, Ziarat Shadhara ...

Tirupathi Devasthanams in Jammu
B L Saraf Another shining Star would soon be added to the soul lifting Spiritual Constellation of Jammu . In what could be a decision of far reaching significance, the Administrative Council chaired by LG , Manoj Sinha , has approved the proposal to allot 496 kanals of land ,in Jammu , to the Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams (TTD ) for “ building of Temple and its allied infrastructures ,pilgrim amenities complex ,Vedpatahshala and Spiritual / Meditation Centers.” Undoubtedly, this is a welcome development for myriad reasons : not only for the people in Jammu of particular faith but also for all believers , irrespective of the creed and color . ...

Indian Agriculture: Maladies and Remedies
Asad Mirza A more holistic and pragmatic approach needs to be adopted by the policy makers to make Indian agriculture sector more competitive and profitable. Since Independence agriculture sector has remained the main source of national income and occupation in India. In 1947, 72 per cent of the total working population was engaged in agricultural sector, but still a majority of India’s poor (some 770 million people or about 70 per cent) inhabit the rural areas. Though due to the high growth rates of the industrial and services sectors, the share of agricultural share in India’s economy has progressively declined to less than 15%, yet its importance in India’s e...

PDP Disintegrating? Lesson a politician won’t learn
B L Saraf When Mufti Mohammad Syed left for heavenly abode, after he had realized his cherished dream of reaching the seat of Chief Minister , many in J & K and elsewhere wished his soul Rest In Peace .But the events that happened soon after his death ,while his daughter and political successor Mehbooba Mufti was in the chair , and what is happening now to the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP ) must have disturbed his Peace in the grave. The political outfit he and his daughter built by borrowing (luring ) ’ bricks ‘from other political parties in the state- is crumbling brick by brick . The situation in J&K is fluid on all fronts ; ...

Post Article 370: Why Targeting Jammu?
Straight Talk
K B Jandial On every action of the administration that upsets Jammu, a serious thought comes to the mind of every proud Dogra: why, after abrogation of contentious Article 370 of the Constitution, Jammu is facing the heat of almost every action of UT Govt? Be these inadvertent or designed, the fact remains that the nationalist people of Jammu are feeling traumatized. Couldn’t these be avoided? The UT administration run by bureaucrats (overwhelmingly non-locals having no roots in Jammu, or for that matter, even in Kashmir) is devoid of compassion and empathy for the people. It is mainly because the bureaucrats vested with absolute power has no political inputs and decisions t...

A Global Concert for a new Global Era?
Asad Mirza Promising the best and most realistic way to advance a new world order, the Global Concert promises peace and prosperity for every human being. Well, the murmurs were already there in the pre-Covid era that the plans are afoot to change the present global governance and usher in a new world order. But now things have slowly started falling in place. Influential think tanks and world bodies are flush with new insights or analytical interpretation of the so-called new world order, which could usher in a new era of cooperation and economic and social prosperity for all nations, irrespective of their ideological base and past histories. A recen...

Pandit Return In The Pipeline ?
B L Saraf Coming at the time when a mood of despondency is overwhelming them - for being consistently neglected by the powers that be- a heartwarming news has come for the displaced Pandits. Lt Governor Manoj Sinha has given them a hope . A few days back he said “ a proper rehabilitation plan for migrant Kashmiri Pandits may be in the pipeline. As lot has been thought about the community and soon something is going to happen which you haven’t even imagined .” He further said “ we are talking about 6000 jobs and equal number of residential accommodation for migrant KPs in the Valley .This is a minute part of rehabilitation of the community in the Valley .”...

India is central to the Indo-Pacific
Asad Mirza The importance attached by the US to the Indo-Pacific, places India at an advantageous position, both in defence and economic sectors. While the world was combating the Covid pandemic, the international leaders were also busy in realigning the world as per their country’s priorities and goals. One region, which has emerged on the top of this new realignment, is the region of the Indo-Pacific. The Indo-Pacific comprises the Indian Ocean, the western and central Pacific Ocean, and the seas connecting the two oceans around parts of Indonesia. The term "Indo-Pacific" gained usage in geopolitical discourse after 2011. It is also described as a substitute...

 Jammu News
Syed Asgar Ali condoles demise of 5 passengers in Doda road mishap
Urges Govt to implement recommendations of Legislator’s Committee on Chenab Valley’s roads
Kishtwar,, April 12 (Scoop News)- Expressing concern over the killing of 5 passengers in a tragic road mishap in Doda, Former MLC and Provincial Vice President Syed Asgar Ali today urged the Govt to implement the legislator’s committee report on the Chenab valley road accidents. In a statement to the press, Syed Asgar Ali said that he was shocked the know about the loss of life in a mishap on Thathri - Gandoh road in Doda in which 5 people got killed and four others sustained injuries after a mini-bus, they were travelling in, skidded off the road and plunged into Kalnai River near Piyakul. Asgar Ali demanded ex-gratia compensation to the victims of the road mishap and free of cos...

People feel disempowered without an elected Govt: Altaf Bukhari
Jammu, April 12 (Scoop News)- Over 15 people including BJP and PDP leaders from Reasi District have joined Apni Party in presence of Party President Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari. In a statement to the press, Former OBC District President Reasi BJP Naresh Kumar, Ex-PDP Vice President Reasi Subash Khajuria, Ex-District General Secretary OBC BJP, Kulwant Raj, Ex-General Secretary OBC BJP Radha Krishan, spokesperson OBC cell Girdhari Lal, OBC media section, Vikrant Malhotra, member OBC Naresh Singh Parmar, member OBC, member OBC Parshant Malhotra, members of PDP Kanav Malhotra, Monika Sharma from Arnas, Rohit Sharma, Neeraj Anand, Neeraj Khajuria, Ramnik Singh, Rayees Shan from Gool and o...

IIM Jammu and Deakin University, Australia sign agreement to offer innovative pathway programs for Indian Students
Jammu, April 12 (Scoop News)- Indian Institute of Management, Jammu, and Deakin University, Australia, have signed an agreement to develop innovative pathway programs for Indian students with options to transfer their studies onshore at Deakin in Australia. The agreement was signed off virtually by both partners on 12th April 2021 in the presence of senior representatives, including Director Professor B. S. Sahay, Professor Jabir Ali, and Dr. Aakash Kamble from IIM Jammu and by Professor Gary Smith, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement), Professor Mike Ewing, Executive Dean, Faculty of Business & Law and Ms...

DDC Kathua conducts extensive tour of Border villages of Hiranagar
Kathua, April 11 (Scoop News)- District Development Commissioner Kathua, Rahul Yadav today conducted extensive tour of villages along international border in Hiranagar sub division. The DDC visited BOP Bobiya, BOP Karol Krishna and BOP Manyari and interacted with Commandant 173 bn BSF, Commandant 19 bn BSF and Border residents and listened to their grievances. The DDC,s accompanied by Chief Agriculture Officer, Vijay Kumar Upadhaya , visited the areas along the fence where wheat crop over 90 acres was sown first time with the efforts of District Administration and BSF. The CAO apprised the DDC about the preparation regarding the harvesting of wheat crop. While interacting with local re...

50 percent of Medical Oxygen Supply capacity to be reserved for Government Health care sector: Div Com
Jammu, April 11 (Scoop News)- Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer today convened a meeting of Health & Medical Education department to review the Covid-19 related issues, primarily the status of availability of medical oxygen supply to Government Hospitals across the Jammu division. It was directed by the Divisional Commissioner that all private Medical Oxygen suppliers shall immediately reserve 50 percent of their capacity to cater to the demand of Government Institutions. In this regard, the Divisional Commissioner also constituted a committee headed by Director Industries & Commerce and consisting of Controller Legal Metrology Jammu, Controller Stores Directorate Health s...

DC Kathua, MD NHM review COVID-19 containment measures at Lakhanpur
Stress on increasing testing counters, operating additional Covid Care Centers
Jammu, April 11 (Scoop News)- Deputy Commissioner, Kathua, Rahul Yadav along with Mission Director NHM, J&K; Choudhary Mohammed Yasin, today conducted visit to the main entry point of Union Territory of J&K Lakhanpur to take stock of the COVID-19 containment measures, especially screening and testing of inbound passengers. The officers were accompanied by Addl. Director, NHM, J&K, Hitesh Gupta; Chief Medical Officer, State Surveillance Officer, Jammu, Nodal Officer Lakhanpur and other concerned officers. During the visit, the officers took stock of arrangements put in place for testing of travellers coming from outside UT and other COVID control measures. The meeting of Officers ...

Advisor Baseer Khan visits Ramban, reviews arrangements for Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2021
Ramban, April 11 (Scoop News)- Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today visited Ramban and took stock of holding areas and arrangements made by District Administration for Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 2021. Deputy Commissioner, Ramban, Mussrat Islam, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ramban, Harbans Lal, Executive Engineer PWD, Maqbool Hussain, Tehsildar, Mohammad Rafeeq and other senior officers of district administration were also present on the occasion. While briefing the Advisor, Deputy Commissioner informed that the District Administration has taken effective steps to increase the holding capacity of yatris from existing 4000 to 10000. He said that additional holding areas...

Div Com directs to develop Manda walking track under Smart City Project
Directs concerned to formulate comprehensive project report
Jammu, April 11 (Scoop News)- Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer today directed the concerned officers to prepare a comprehensive project Report for overall development of Manda morning walkers track (alongside Manda Zoo Jammu). He issued the directions during his visit to the track for assessing the development requirements there. He was accompanied by Mayor JMC, Chander Mohan Gupta; Additional Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Satish Sharma; DFO Wildlife Warden, Amit Sharma and other concerned officers. The Divisional Commissioner alongwith other concerned officers took a round of the entire track and assessed the development requirements. He directed the concerned to develop th...

 
 Kashmir News
DHSK revamps Divisional Level Committee to contain covid-19 resurgence
Srinagar, April 11 (Scoop News)- To contain the resurgence of Covid-19, the Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr Mushtaq Rather today revamped the covid containment strategy by making a Divisional Level Team. The committee comprises of Divisional Level Officers of Directorate for South, North & Central Kashmir. The teams have been directed to apprise the Director on a daily basis for better patient covid-19 health care services. The Director has directed the teams to be in constant touch with respective health administrators of the zones for mitigating covid-19 emergencies and ensure for hassle free services. On his directions the teams are in the process of monitoring and strengthen...

Advisor Baseer Khan inspects Yatra Transit Camps at Anantnag
Directs for augmenting facilities for ease of Shri Amarnath Ji Pilgrims
Anantnag, April 11 (Scoop News)- Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today inspected Yatra transit camps here and enquired about the arrangements and other facilities being put in place for the convenience of Shri Amarnathji yatris. He visited the transit camps, Food Corporation of India Godown at Mir Bazar and Walnut Factory at Qazigund. Advisor Baseer Khan stressed upon the concerned officers to put in place proper arrangements in all respects to the Yatries during the Holy Pilgrimage. Additional Deputy Commissioner Anantnag briefed the Advisor about the facilities available at the transit camps besides the upgrades being done for making the stay of pilgrims pleasant and...

NIT Srinagar organizes academic field trip for students
‘Academic trips play a vital role in the overall development of students for gaining practical experience’, Dir NIT
Srinagar, April 11 (Scoop News)- The Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar on Sunday organized one day-long academic field trip for students and faculty aimed to get a first-hand learning experience on the ground beyond their classrooms. The day-long trip was flagged off by Director NIT, Prof. Rakesh Sehgal and said that field trips are undoubtedly the best ways to promote team spirit over knowledgeable activities. It is very important to learn things practically by conducting educational trips, he said. Dr. Sehgal academic field trips are important for both students to make them aware of their surroundings and introduce new ways of learning to gain de...

DAK seeks Covid-19 vaccination for young people
Srinagar, April 11 (Scoop News)- Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Sunday urged authorities in Jammu and Kashmir to expand the vaccination roll out and include young people. “Everyone above 18 years of age should be vaccinated against coronavirus,” said DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan. “While people over the age 45 are being vaccinated, it is time to relax the age limit as Covid-19 spread is on the rise among young people.” “Kashmir is reeling under the grip of a second wave of Covid-19, with cases escalating at an unprecedented rate,” DAK President said. “More young people are getting infected in this new wave.” “This is because they are the ones who go ou...

Public representatives, Dental Surgeon Association call on Lt Governor
Srinagar, April 10 (Scoop News)- Several deputations of various public representatives and Dental Surgeon Association today called on Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha here at Raj Bhavan. A deputation led by DDC Member, Block Khanmoh, Er. Ajaz Hussain met the Lt Governor and put forth different developmental issues pertaining to the Khanmoh area. They also raised the issue with regard to environment clearance of brick kilns. Councilor Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Sh. Danish Bhat also called on the Lt Governor and raised several developmental issues pertaining to his ward. Similarly, District President BJP, Anantnag, Manzoor Ahmad Khan submitted a memorandum of issues with regard to ...

Union Secretary Tourism calls on Lt Governor
Srinagar, April 10 (Scoop News)- Secretary, Union Ministry of Tourism, Sh. Arvind Singh today called on Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha here at Raj Bhawan. Union Secretary and the Lt Governor discussed about various initiatives being taken by the Tourism Department for development and enhancing tourism prospects in Jammu and Kashmir. The Lt Governor observed that the UT Government is working on unlocking the vast tourism potential of J&K. Comprehensive measures are being taken to revive the tourism industry and socio-economic development of all those associated with the sector by providing them with better avenues and livelihood opportunities, he added. Sh. Sarmad Hafeez, Secretary T...

APCCF Kashmir reviews progress of works taken up by Forest department
Biodiversity Park at Gbl to come up at 5.68 cr
Srinagar, April 10 (Scoop News)- The APCCF Kashmir, Farooq Gillani, today held a review meeting of all the Forest divisions of Central Kashmir, Srinagar Circle, regarding progress of works ending March 2021 besides ongoing and proposed works for the year 2021-22. During the meeting, It was informed that the Biodiversity Park, approved by the Steering Committee CAMPA is under progress at Harran Shalbugh area of district Ganderbal and the total project is scheduled to be completed at a cost of Rs. 5.68 crores. It was given out that the Biodiversity Park is being established with a view to conserve the biodiversity of the area, creation of awareness among the visitors and nature lovers. ...

Inspections of petrol pumps conducted at Srinagar
Srinagar, April 10 (Scoop News)- On the directions of Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, a surprise inspection of Petrol Pumps was conducted to ascertain the correctness of deliveries of Dispensing units. The petrol pumps inspected include Rafiquee Filling Station, Sham Lal Filling Station, Ahad Filling Station Shalteng, Jay kay Filling Station Zainakote, Valley Filling Station. During the inspection it was found that all these pumps are providing fuel accurately. Besides, seals of DU were found intact. The management of the Filling Stations were directed to follow the Oil Marketing Guidelines in letter and spirit. Meanwhile, the consumers are being informed that they can themselves...

 
 Other Stories
DC Kathua, MD NHM review COVID-19 containment measures at Lakhanpur
Stress on increasing testing counters, operating additional Covid Care Centers
Jammu, April 11 (Scoop News)- Deputy Commissioner, Kathua, Rahul Yadav along with Mission Director NHM, J&K; Choudhary Mohammed Yasin, today conducted visit to the main entry point of Union Territory of J&K Lakhanpur to take stock of the COVID-19 containment measures, especially screening and testing of inbound passengers. The officers were accompanied by Addl. Director, NHM, J&K, Hitesh Gupta; Chief Medical Officer, State Surveillance Officer, Jammu, Nodal Officer Lakhanpur and other concerned officers. During the visit, the officers took stock of arrangements put in place for testing of travellers coming from outside UT and other COVID control measures. The meeting of Officers ...

Smart City project fails take off in Jammu: Namrta
Jammu, April 11 (Scoop News)- Apni Party Provincial President Women Wing Namrta Sharma today criticized Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) for its inability to provide basic amenities in urban areas of Jammu District. In a statement to the press, a public meeting was organized at Model Town of Diagana in which large numbers of people especially women participated. The locals alleged that the road leads in Model Town is in shabby condition and the condition of lanes and drains is also in worse condition. The poor cleanliness has exposed the JMC’s failure to maintain Jammu clean, the locals alleged. On hearing their grievances, Namrta Sharma said that it was unfortunate that the JMC ha...

Bureaucracy becomes a stumbling block in the way of development: Ch. Zulfikar Ali
Seeks restoration of democracy, holding of assembly polls in J&K
Rajouri, April 11 (Scoop News)- Vice President, Apni Party, Choudhary Zulfikar Ali has said that bureaucratic attitude has become a stumbling block in way of developmental activities which have come to standstill. Addressing a public meeting at a remote area of Khawas, Rajouri, Zulfikar Ali said that “There is growing feeling of alienation among the people in absence of an elected Govt and the developmental activities have come to a snail pace.” He said that the Govt of India should not further delay elections in J&K and restore democracy. The denial of a Govt of people's choice is black spot on the world's largest democracy. There is no alternative to the popular Govt in a democratic...

DIG CKR reviewed security arrangements at Manigam, base camp Baltal, Domail and Yatra track
Srinagar, April 10 (Scoop News)- DIG CKR Shri Amit Kumar-IPS, today conducted exclusive tour to Baltal base camp in view of forthcoming SANJY-2021. During his visit a detailed security review of all locations enroute including Transit camps, Base camps at Baltal and Domail, besides other strategic locations and camping sites along the Yatra route was taken. He also reviewed traffic management for smooth passage of Yatra convoys and availablity of parking places. The visiting officer was accompanied by SSP Ganderbal Shri Suhail Munawar-JKPS, Commandant 118Bn CRPF, ASP Ganderbal, SDPO Kangan, DySP Hqrs and DySP Traffic Ganderbal. SSP Ganderbal Shri Suhail Munawar Mir-JKPS, briefed in detai...

Underdevelopment and poor basic amenities in Samba exposes false claims on development in Jammu: Altaf Bukhari
Samba, April 10 (Scoop News)- Apni Party President Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari has expressed concern over underdevelopment and poor basic amenities in Sarore area of Samba District while questioning the claims of development in Jammu. In a statement to the press, Altaf Bukhari said that “There is no development in Jammu nor in Kashmir. The condition of roads is worse, the people are suffering because of unscheduled power cuts amid soaring temperature and clean drinking water supply in many parts of Samba District is still not provided.” Altaf Bukhari was speaking at one day Schedule Tribe Convention which was organized by District President, Samba, Apni Party, Raman Thappa and senior ST ...

Ignoring Congress members of municipal committees in carrying out developmental works unfortunate: Monga
Srinagar, April 10 (Scoop News)- Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (J&KPCC) Vice President and former MLC G N Monga today expressed serious concern over government’s unwritten decision to ignore Congress members of municipal committees in carrying out developmental works. In a statement issued to press from here he said he was apprised by Congress party’s members of Municipal Committee Sumbal, Bandipora during an interaction at the residence of Gulzar Ahmad Sheikh, vice president district Congress Committee, Bandipora, that their areas are being neglected in developmental works. “The administration is intentionally leaving out the areas where from the Congress members have be...

BJP organizing ‘Vaccination Festival’ to motivate people for vaccination: Arvind
Jammu, April 10 (Scoop News)-In order to make people aware about precautions against Corona Virus and motivate them to get vaccinated without any fear or hesitation, Jammu and Kashmir BJP has constituted teams at District and Mandal levels with party activists voluntarily going to public to assist them in any need. Talking to media persons, this was informed by Jammu Kashmir BJP, Secretary & Vaccination Incharge, Arvind Gupta, who shared the details of party’s 4-day ‘Vaccination Festival’ to commence on April 11, the birthday of Jyotibha Phule, a social reformer and culminate on April 14, the birthday of Dr. Bheem Rao Ambedkar, the Architect of Constitution of India. Arvind Gupta, flank...

11 AWs felicitated for best performance in Poshan Mah at Kupwara
Kupwara, April 10 (Scoop News)-The Department of Integrated Child Development (ICDS), Kupwara today held a function at Town Hall, here to felicitate, ‘Best performers during Poshan Mah 2020’. Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC), Kupwara, Nazir Ahmad Lone who is also holding the charge of District Programme Officer and Deputy Director, ICDS Kashmir, Bilkees Jan were Chief Guests at the event. On the occasion, 11 Anganwadi Workers (AWs) from each ICDS block of the district, one Supervisor and a Junior Assistant were felicitated and were given a Certificate of Appreciation for showcasing their best performance during Poshan Mah last year. Addressing the function, the ADC said that felic...

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