Tuesday, March 31, 2015
 
 Top Stories of The Day
Six bodies recovered at Ladden Chadoora in Budgam
Rescue going on
Srinagar, March 30 (Scoop News)- Six bodies of two families have recovered and several others are missing after landslides hit their residential houses at Ladden Chadoora in Budgam. The bodies have been identified as Naseema, Shugufta daughters of Ghulam Nabi, Rukhsana wife of Mohammad Shaban, Mohammad Shaban son of Lal Din Chopan, Mohammad Aslam son of Mohammad Shaban Chopan and Shamema daughter of Lal Din Chopan. The rescue operations are going on, DIG CKR Ghulam Hassan Bhat is supervising the rescue operations. Meanwhile Minister for Agriculture, Gh. Nabi Lone Hanjoora expressed grief and sorrow over the tragic incident and expressed his sympathies with the villagers and only member who survived among the two victim families. The Minister, at the site of mishap, instructed for expediting the search for survivors by clearance of the debris that has been starte...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
728 people of 151 families rescued in Kashmir
Senior officers monitoring situation round the clock
Srinagar, March 30 (Scoop News)-The Jammu and Kashmir Police has taken a number of measures from monitoring the water levels to rescuing people and from dewatering to plugging the breaches alongwith the civil administration and the local populace. Sofar 728 people have been rescued. The senior officers including the range DIsG are monitoring the situations across the valley from South to North Kashmir. The Inspector General of Police Shri SJM Gillani who is supervising the situation has said that the police have taken a number of measures in view of the flood situation which has arisen out...

Eight fully equipped NDRF teams arriving in Kashmir
UC Secretary reviews flood situation with J&K CS
Jammu, March 30 (Scoop News)- Eight fully equipped NDRF teams will be arriving in Kashmir to assist the State Government in its efforts to safeguard life and property of people in the wake of flood situation arisen due to incessant rains that lashed the valley during past few days. Union Cabinet Secretary, Ajit Seth who held an hour long video conference with Chief Secretary, J&K, Iqbal Khandey this afternoon, assured that the State Government will be provided all help in dealing with the situation and 8 NDRF teams will be rushed to the State immediately from New Delhi, Patna and other places. Union Cabinet Secretary urged the NDRF to keep necessary equipment and more boats ready, should...

JK CM releases Rs. 25 cr for Kashmir Div, Rs. 10 cr for Jammu Div for rescue, relief efforts
Jammu, March 30 (Scoop News)-The Chief Minister, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed today announced release of Rs. 25 crore in favour of Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, and Rs. 10 crore in favour of Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, under SDRF for rescue and relief operations following incessant rains and imminent threat of floods in the State, especially Kashmir Valley. The Chief Minister also said that an NDRF team from Ministry of Home Affairs has arrived in the State which will facilitate the divisional administration in rescue and relief measures. Mufti Sayeed said this while m...

Indian Army gears up for rescue operation in J&K
Udhampur,March 30 (Scoop News)-With the met department predicting continued rainfall in J&K, the civil administration has reached out to the Army for rescue & relief operations in Srinagar and Pulawama Districts,a defence spokesperson said. He said that army is keeping a close watch on the flood situation and 20 columns with rescue boats and other equipment have been kept on alert to deal with any situation that may arise due to rising water levels. Army is assisting the civil administration in flood control measures in Baramulla since yesterday and a relief operation is under progress in South Kashmir to rescue people trapped in collapsed houses. Army engineers are also undert...

 
 Ladakh News
Leh prepares for tourist season
the tourist season DC plans putting various facilities in place
Leh, March 30 (Scoop News)-“We need to put soul into our existing infrastructure for providing effective and satisfactory services to even the last visiting tourist to Ladakh”, exhorted Deputy Commissioner Leh Saugat Biswas today in a meeting conducted with all the head of departments. The meeting was conducted in light of the upcoming tourist season in the district. Taking note of the good number of deaths of tourists and labourers in the previous seasons due to mountain sickness, Biswas gave directions to the Health department to carve out mechanisms to spread the message to the visit...

Jora bats for representation in PSC for Ladakh region
urges CM to complete golf course in Leh
Jammu, March 30, (Scoop News)-Speaking on the grants of Chief Minister Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader of financing police modernization will no be funded by the government of India and the state will have to fund out of its kitty. While putting forth his point of view, he suggested the chief minister that the ratio of funding between the state sector and the district should be brought to 50: 50 from the present ratio of 65 : 35, only then can we hope for equitable development all across the state. He pointed out that in reply to his question on creation of a Police Range f...

DC Leh reviews Saakshar Bharat Mission progress
Leh,March 29 (Scoop News)-To kick-start the Sakshar Bharat Mission (SBM) in district Leh, aimed at achieving cent percent literacy in the district, the Deputy Commissioner, Saugat Biswas took an important review meeting yesterday with all the Block Development Officers and Zonal Education Officers and set 15th April 2015 as the cut-off date for appointment of all the PRERAKs for opening Adult Education Centres at all the 93 Panchayat Halqas of the district. The Principal DIET, Leh, Konchok Angmo who is the Member Secretary of the program apprised the Deputy Commissioner about the latest progress and initial works of the programs and told that invitation of applications for appointment...

LBA celebrates World Theatre Day at Leh
Leh, March 28 (Scoop News)-Theatre has been the part and parcel of our society playing a great role in preserving the heritage values but lack of interest and support by the society, Ladakhi theatre at this point of time passing through a serious trend of degradation. This was stated by the President Ladakh Buddhist Association (LBA), Tsewang Thinless while speaking on the occasion of celebrating World Theatre Day yesterday at SSK, Leh. The World Theatre Day was jointly organized by the J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, Leh and Ladakh Theatre Organization (LTO) with the theme “ Celebrating the Richness of Theatrical Knowledge of Ladakhi Culture”. Thinless said that theatre ...

MLA Nubra appreciates CM’s positive response
Leh,March 27 (Scoop News)- MLA Nubra Deldan Namgyal today appreciated and thanked Chief Minister J&K Mufti Mohammad Sayeed for giving positive response to his question tabled in the J&K Assembly yesterday regarding inner line permit issues of Nubra region. Quoting the response of Chief Minister,which says “The matter regarding extending the inner line permit for foreign tourists from Panamik to Varshi, including Yarma, Gumpa and Yarma Gongu monastery (in protected areas) in Nobra valley of Leh district, has been taken up with the Ministry of Home Affairs by the State Government in February this year”, Namgyal hoped that all issues of Nubra regarding inner line permit will be solv...

Deldan Namgyal raises several questions in the assembly
Leh,March 27 (Scoop News)- MLA Nubra Deldan Namgyal raised questions in the budget session of the J&K Assembly pertaining to the steps being taken for the construction work of Rongdo Hydel Project at Nubra and inner line permit for the foreign tourists from Panamik to Yarma Gonbo monastery and Warshi village and also to Tyakshi and Thang village. Minister of Power J&K replying to the raised question said that two projects - one of 3MW and another of 9MW capacity are proposed on Rongdo Nallah. The 9MW project is being developed by J&K State Power Development Corporation (JKSPDC) while the 3MW project is under Ladakh Renewable Energy Development Agency (LREDA). The J&K State Power Develop...

Leh police cracks blind murder
9 accused arrested
Leh,March 25 (Scoop News)- Leh police cracked a blind murder case of a lecturer who was found dead in his residential quarter at an institute in Choglamsar Leh. Police has arrested nine accused persons involved in the murder. According to the District police administration, Jigme Tsultim resident of Gangtok Sikkim a lecturer at Central Institute of Buddhist studies (CIBS) Choglamsar Leh was found dead in his resident quarter on 19-03-2015. Leh police registered a case FIR No 27/2015 under section 302 RPC in Police station Leh the investigation was entrusted to Inspector Stanzin Dorjey Addl. SHO police station Leh under the close supervision of Sh. T.Gyalpo Additional Sp Leh. During th...

CEC and team of engineers inspects the ongoing work at Leh bazaar
Leh,,March 25 (Scoop News)- To speed up the ongoing construction under UIDSSMT & JNURM project at Leh market, Housing colony, Murtsey colony, Ibex colony and Skampari areas right from the beginning of the working season at a rapid pace and to assess the present progress of works, Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Leh Rigzin Spalbar and EC Tourism Lassu Shafi today inspected these areas along with a team of engineers and other concerned officers. While inspecting the construction sites of Leh market, CEC said that ongoing construction of private buildings in Leh market should not become a...

 
 Debate
Fiscal prudence demands facing fiscal reality, ours is a dependent state
By Rigzin Jora After having made too much of a song and dance about highest ever devolution of funds under the new scheme of financing, both the Chief Minister and Finance Minister are in Delhi with a begging bowl. It is easy to talk of fiscal autonomy, economic independence, quite another to walk that talk. All the talk about no longer going to Delhi with begging bowl has come crashing so soon . Fiscal prudence also demands facing the fiscal reality of the state : that this state of ours has become a dependent state. During the course of budget discuss...

Why should Pak allow Mufti to succeed in J&K?
By K B Jandial Two terror attacks on Kathua and Samba on two consecutive days coinciding with the opening of the first session of the 12th Assembly in Jammu should be enough to remove everybody’s “illusions” about Pakistan. Coming close on heels of a slew of controversies in the very first week of incarnation of PDP-BJP Govt., these attacks came at the most inopportune time for it. Even if the blame is put on the “non-state actors” and not on Pakistan, their mentors for these terror attacks, the stark reality remains that Pakistan does not want continued normalcy in J&K, the ...

Governor’s Address - government agenda, how to prioritize
By:B L Saraf Governor Sh N N Vohra’s address to the inaugural session of new Assembly , though customary in nature , gives some idea how the incumbent government intends to work on its agenda , tackle the issues facing people and how it proposes to go ahead with the business of governance . Invoking former PM A B Vajpayee, the head line of the address is , “ the Government would initiate dialogue process with all political groups including the Hurriyat Conference in the spirit of Insaaniyat , Kashmiriyat ...

Mufti Sayeed’s “Praise” for Pakistan and Hurriyat ; positive side to it
By: B L Saraf Soon after assuming charge as the Chief Minister of J&K , Mufti Mohammad Sayeed held a press conference to outline the priorities of the new government , based on what is called as ‘ Agenda Of The Alliance .” Among other things said in the press meet , Mufti Sayeed referred to the role of Pakistan and the Hurriyat in the election process , held to constitute the State Assembly . He reportedly gave credit to them for peaceful manner in which the election was held . His words, translated from Urdu would read like that ...

PDP-BJP Government: Taboo broken or a marriage of convenience?
By B.L. Saraf Pouring rain and a conspicuously muted response of the people greeted swearing in ceremony of the PDP /BJP government. In Kashmir, may be true of Jammu also, rain on the joyous occasion is considered an auspicious sign. But silence marks a bad omen. Therefore, the scenario looked as contradictory as the composition of this government. We are witnessing a spectacle; perceived soft separatism and the hard nationalism cohabitating together. How well said: "Politics makes strange bed fellows." In PDP-BJP government formation we see geographical lines getting com...

Pakistani daily in an editorial says Militancy has damaged Kashmir
Asking India and Pakistan to revisit the fundamentals of their Kashmir policies, a Pakistani newspaper the Dawn said on Sunday that militancy had caused huge damage to Jammu and Kashmir. The Dawn said in an editorial Kashmir: the way ahead In the cauldron of Kashmiri politics, the union between the Narendra Modi-led BJP and Mufti Mohammed Sayeed-led People’s Democratic Party is more startling than it is necessarily cause for hope. After all, the election campaign run by the BJP in particular in India-held Jammu and Kashmir was nakedly communal and polarising. That the ...

Profile of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed,,Chief Minister of J&K
One of the last politicians, who has grown into the mould of an upright and unblemished statesmen, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed represents courage of conviction and a lifelong political struggle spanning over five decades. His vision for the state of Jammu and Kashmir as a distinct feature of the idea of India is complemented by the clear-cut democratic construct of his political thought, an inclusive polity and ingenious development. As he assumes the charge as Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir for the second time on 1 March 2015, it seems Mufti Mohammad Sayeed is destined to be the man f...

Towards a deal at last
By K.N. Pandita Two-month long skulduggery for hammering a deal for J&K coalition government stands in contrast to just a couple of days of negotiations for similar purpose in Maharashtra. Despite perceived defreeze, the void in Kashmir remains fundamental and ideological. The deal exposes BJP’s inability to induct any new initiative in the process of unlocking Kashmir logjam. The way it handled the deal is photocopy of Congress’ policy. Assertion of Haribhai Parathibhal Choudhary, Minister of State for Home in the Rajya Sabha in connection with Article 370 is n...

 Jammu News
Army saves 24 villagers of Chandak village in Poonch
Jammu, March 30 (Scoop News)- Heavy rains have been sweeping the entire Jammu Kashmir for the past two to three days. The areas South of Pir Panjal mountains have seen flash floods and the connected devastation in September last year when Army had undertaken swift and most commendable rescue and relief operation under the Operation Megh Rahat. Army columns now of the White Knight Corps are on standby for rescue and relief operation South of Pirpanjal under close coordination with civil authorities. The Army’s Engineers and other fighting arms stand fully ready and prepared to save p...

Scrap surrender, rehabilitation policy for terrorists: Ravinder Raina
'Senior police official must be made accountable for unlawful act of juniors'
Jammu, March 30 (Scoop News)- Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Ravinder Raina on Monday asked the State Government to immediately scrap the surrender and rehabilitation policy for the terrorists who are posing a grave threat to the national security. While taking part in the discussion over the Grants of Home Department in Legislative Assembly (LA), BJP MLA from Nowshera demanded immediate scrapping of surrender and rehabilitation policy for terrorists in J&K. Raina highlighted the issue in the House and raised the question mark for the State Government by saying that who will be held re...

Single Window Clearance Act to be enacted for effective governance: Mufti
‘Mughal Road to be made alternative Nat’l Highway’ ‘Powers to be delegated for responsive administration’
Jammu, March 30 (Scoop News)-Crediting the people of the State for being real harbingers of change through the exercise of ballot, the Chief Minister said the new PDP-BJP Government will respect the mandate of the people and implement all its decisions mutually agreed upon in the Agenda of the Alliance. The Chief Minister said his Government will bring administration right at the doorsteps of the people by delegating powers to the officers in the field. He said he will weed out corruption from the administration to strengthen the institutions of governance so that people bear fruit of a fair...

Implementation frame work laid down for dev of HEPs
in expeditious manner through various modes: Dy CM
Jammu, March 30 (Scoop News)- The Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh while replying to a question by Firdous Ahmed Tak in the Legislative Council today said that for development of hydroelectric power projects in the State in an expeditious manner the Government has laid down an implementation frame work for implementation of the projects in various modes viz State sector, JVC with CPSUs, Large IPP, Small IPP etc. The Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh said with the said implementation frame work in view, a road map envisaging addition of about 9000 MWs during the 12th and 13th P...

QH in Council:Government contemplating to develop transfer policy in the Education Sector
for Ladakh region
Jammu, March 30 (Scoop News)-Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar said that the Government is contemplating to develop a transfer policy in the Education Sector for Ladakh region to address the issues relating to posting tenures of non locals in the region. The Minister said this while replying to a question by Haji Ananyat Ali in the Legislative Council today. He said against 161 sanctioned posts of lecturers in 14 Higher Secondary Schools of Kargil district 78 lecturers are in position and 83 are lying vacant. The Minister said these posts shall be filled up during t...

Steps taken for promotion of Punjabi language: Priya Sethi
Punjabi being taught in 18 Degree Colleges of the State
Jammu, March 30 (Scoop News)-Minister of State for Education, Information and Culture Ms. Priya Sethi while replying to a question by Charanjit Singh informed the Legislative Council that Government has taken a number of steps for promotion of Punjabi language. The Minister said several steps including publication of literacy general “Sheeraza” annual anthology books, autobiography etc; grant of subsidy for publication, best book award of Rs. 51000, organization of seminars, musharias, literary conferences, writers camp, play secret competition , theatre festivals, folk festival, finan...

Kohli assures airlifting of stranded passengers as weather improves
‘Accommodation, other arrangements made by district Admn’
Jammu, March 30 (Scoop News)- The Minister of State for Transport (independent Charge), Rural Development and Horticulture, Abdul Ghani Kohli today said that the government is making serious efforts for early airlifting of passengers stranded in Jammu following closure of Jammu- Srinagar National Highway. The Minister was speaking to the stranded passengers during his visit to General Bus Stand Jammu. Additional Deputy Commissioner and Regional Transport Officer, Jammu also accompanied the Minister. The Minister directed the district administration to throw open all four Halls of JDA at the General Bus stand for the passengers and also accommodate rest of them at Jammu Haj House...

BJP’s stand has been vindicated: Sunil Sethi
Jammu, March 29 (Scoop News)-The final report of Justice R.C. Gandhi, which has indicted NC leader and senior officials, has vindicated the stand of the BJP that the then local MLA ( MoS Home) was responsible for Kishtwar riots. This was stated by BJP State Chief Spokesperson Sunil Sethi while addressing press conference along with State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan. Sunil Sethi said that the findings of Justice R.C.Gandhi Commission have made it crystal clear that it was the then MoS Home Sajjad Ahmed Kitcloo, who played the main role in Kishtwar riots and used his position to...

 
 Kashmir News
Karra, Mir, Naqash visit low lying areas of Srinagar
Assures for betterment of drainage system
Srinagar, March 30 (Scoop News)-Minister of State for Urban Development and Power, Mohammad Ashraf Mir today visited various low lying areas of Srinagar city including Pantha Chowk, Athwajan, Sonwar, Karan Nagar, Poloview, Hari Singh High Street, Jehangir Chowk, Exhibition Crossing and reviewed the situation arisen after recent heavy rains and drainage of water from water logged areas. The Minister was informed that 11 dewatering vehicles have been pressed into services, besides fire tenders of Fire and Emergency Services to ensure dewatering from inundated areas. The ...

Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi visits Srinagar
Srinagar, March 30 (Scoop News)-The Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today visited various areas of Srinagar and took stock of the situation which has arisen after the heavy rains. He was accompanied by Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sukhnandan, Minister for Public Works, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari and Minister for Technical Education and Sports, Imran Raza Ansari. Later, the Minister convened a divisional level meeting and took stock of the measures being put in place in the valley to combat the situ...

Hanjoora visits landslide affected areas
6 bodies recovered, search for survivors on
Srinagar, March 30 (Scoop News)-Minister for Agriculture, Gh. Nabi Lone Hanjoora today visited the landslide hit villages of Loolipora, Laden and other effected villages of Chrar-i- Sharief constituency. The Minister was accompanied by the District Development Commissioner Budgam, SSP. Budgam and other officers. The Minister visited Laden village where six persons of two families have died and several others are missing after landslides hit their residential houses. Minister expressed grief and sorrow over the tragic incident and expressed his sympathies with the villagers and only m...

Naqvi, Ansari, Suknandan visit Pattan, take stock of flood situation
Srinagar, March 30 (Scoop News)-The Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi accompanied by the Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sukhnandan and the Minister for Technical Education and Youth Service and Sports, Imran Raza Ansari today visited various villages of Pattan and other adjacent areas to take stock of the situation which has arisen due to incessant rains. Interacting with people at different villages they said that necessary mechanism have been put in place by the Government for dealing with recent flood situation. They further said that control rooms have been established in North, South and Central Kashmir to m...

Water Level at Sangam receding
Jammu, March 30 (Scoop News)-Water Level in Jehlum which had touched the Flood level at Sangam and Ram Munshi Bagh is showing a declining or static trend. As per the hourly readings by the Flood Control Department, the water level today morning at 11.00 AM at Sangam was 22.30 Feet , at Ram – Munshi Bagh 19.50 feet and at Asham 11.04 feet. With a minor decline, the water level at Sangam at 12: 00 Noon was 22.20 feet, Ram – Munshi Bagh 19.50 feet and Asham at 11.83 feet. Similarly, showing further decline, the level came down to 22.00 feet at Sangam at 1:00 PM, but went up to 19.60 feet at Ram – Munshi Bagh and 11.91 at Asham. It receded further ...

DC Bandipora visits Sonawari, DC Bandipora visits Sonawari
Bandipora, March 30 (Scoop News)-In order to review the situation which emerged due to recent heavy rains, Deputy Commissioner Bandipora today visited various water logged areas of Sonawari Tehsil and interacted with the officers and public representatives. The Deputy Commissioner on the occasion directed the concerned officers to gear up their staff to combat the situation. He asked the officers to ensure that the people do not face any inconvenience with regard to ration, drinking water, electricity, transport, road connectivity etc. He issued immediate instructions for using all the available dewatering pumps in the area. He asked the PDD Engineers to ensure power supply on ...

DC Baramulla hold review meetings at Singhpora
Baramulla, March 30 (Scoop News)In order to review the situation arisen due to heavy rains, a meeting of officers was held at Singhpora Pattan today with Deputy Commissioner, Baramulla in chair. It was given out in the meeting that water level in all Nalhas and river has receded which has result in decrease in the water level of Jehlum. The restoration work in all damaged Roads and Bridges is in full swing. The damaged Kunzer Bridge is underway. Meanwhile, the traffic from Srinagar to Tangmarg has been diverted via Zangam Road. The snow on Tangmarg Gulmarg road has also been clear. Various damaged link roads have been restored for traffic. Traffic on Narwah and Uri r...

DC Shopian reviews situation arisen after rains
Shopian, March 30 (Scoop News)-District Development Commissioner Shopian convened an officers meeting today and reviewed the situation arisen after the recent incessant rains. The meeting was informed that adequate stock of essential commodities is available in CA&PD Godowns which include Rice 5000 quintals, Atta 120 quintals, Sugar 2340 quintals, Diesel 98000 liters and Petrol 51000 liters. Health institutions and all Govt. offices are functioning as usual sufficient stock of medicines is available. 6 families of Krachpathri have been evacuated and shifted to safer zones. The control rooms have been already established in every Teshils and District headquarters. All the officers and o...

 
 Other Stories
Ministry of Home Affairs closely monitoring flood situation in J&K
New Delhi, March 30 (Scoop News)- The Ministry of Home Affairs is in touch with J&K state government officials and closely monitoring the flood situation. The Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh has telephonically discussed with the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir the flood-like situation in the state due to increasing water levels in Jhelum River at Srinagar. He assured full central assistance to tackle the situation. A meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) was held here today under the chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary, Ajit Seth to take stock of the flood lik...

Mehbooba grieved over loss of lives in land sinking, flash floods
Asks administration not to take any chances
Jammu, March 30 (Scoop News)-Member Parliament and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President, Ms Mehbooba Mufti has expressed shock and grief over the tragic loss of precious human lives due to land sinking in forest foothills of Laldan area in Chadoora, Budgam. She also expressed grief over the loss of another human life in Udhampur due to flashfloods. In a statement issued here today, Ms Mehbooba urged the divisional administration to expedite the rescue and relief operation in the Laldan area to save the people trapped there. She also asked the government to immediately release ex-gratia relief to the next of the kin of the deceased persons. “Although no measure could compensat...

20 columns of army with rescue boats & equipment kept on high alert
Air Force on standby for rescue & releif operation
Udhampur, March 30, (Scoop News)-With meteorlogical department predicting continued rainfall in Jammu and Kashmir, the civil administration has reached out to the Army for rescue & relief operations in Srinagar and Pulawama Districts, a senior defence official said on Monday. He said army is keeping a close watch on the flood situation and 20 columns with rescue boats and other equipment have been kept on alert to deal with any situation that may arise due to rising water levels. "Army is assisting the civil administration in flood control measures in Baramulla since yesterday and a relief operation is under progress in South Kashmir to rescue people trapped in collapsed houses", ...

Question Hour in Assembly- Rs. 2806 cr relief package for Agri growers
orchardists submitted to Centre: Veeri
Jammu, March 30 (Scoop News)-Minister for Horticulture, Abdul Rehman Veeri informed the House that loss assessment of September 2014 floods has been done adding that due to rains and floods the crop/fruit area of about 6.48 lakh hectare got affected in varying degrees in the State, causing loss to the tune of Rs. 5611.65 crore. Replying to a question by Syed Farooq Ahmed Indrabi in LA here today, the Minister informed that Government has recommended sanctioning of ex-gratia relief of Rs. 2806 crore to the Centre in favour of Agriculture growers/ orchardists, which is 50% of the actual loss these growers have suffered. The Minister added that Finance Minister in Budget...

Give up maximalist attitude and take bold political initiatives :CPI(M)
Jammu, March 30 (Scoop News)- Addressing the concluding session of 10th State Conference, Member Central Committee CPI(M) and MP, Lok Sabha, Mohd.Saleem said that neo-liberalization of economy has played a havoc since the days of its implementation in 1990’s, elaborating that in the last Lok Sabha elections, BJP used communal card to the hilt coupled with false promises of development and ache din aaney walay hain, but 10 months performance of the government reveals that the MNCs and Corporate houses of the country have immensely benefited at the cost of general poor masses, adding that the interests of these big business houses were taken care of by the present Modi dispensation by mo...

Jora advises Power Minister to follow electricity plan
put in place as per Electricity Act 2010
Jammu,(Scoop News)-Speaking on the power grant in the lower house of the state legislature on Sunday former power minister and leader of the Congress legislature party (CLP), Rigzin Jora, said that the power sector has been the biggest millstone for the fiscal health of the state. He pointed out a look at the figures of expenditure on power purchase and revenue receipts for the year 2013 -14, shows an operating deficit of nearly Rs 3900 crores. The expenditure incurred on power purchase and supply was Rs 5601 crores whereas the total revenue realized was to the order of Rs 1437 crores. "In other words , it would be fair to say that every unit of power is being subsidized roughl...

Question Hour in Assembly- Govt contemplates phasing out old plantation
with high density varieties: Veeri
Jammu, March 29 (Scoop News)-Minister for Horticulture, Abdul Rehman Veeri informed the House that effective measures will be taken to promote high density plantations and phasing out old plantations which have completed their economic life. He said re-plantations will be done with new apple varieties on suitable rootstocks by introducing improved apple varieties that are regular and prolific bearers, resistant to biotic and abiotic stresses and also useful for processing purposes. Replying to a question by Abdul Rehim Rather in LA here today, the Minister said department contem...

Stop concealing our identity: Gujjars
Jammu, March 29 (Scoop News)-Expressing strong resentment against concealing of significant details of ‘Gujjar era’ in new books of history published by different states of India as a part of University and School curriculum, the Gujjars today pleaded forcefully with University Grants Commission, National Council of Educational Research and Trainings , School Boards of all States, to include all factors of "Gurjar Pratihara" Period (6th-11th century AD) in curriculum books of Indian history prepared for students of different classes. The community though Tribal Research and Cultural Founda...

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PCC Chief extends full support to the cause of working class
Ajaz Jan expresses concern over flash floods in Poonch
Mir expresses concern over the alarming situation in Kashmir
Directions for assessment of losses given to SDM's: DC Kathua
JK CM condoles death of 6 persons in Chadoora house collapse
Nine Families shifted to safer places in Poonch
12 houses and 6 shops severely damaged due to lashing rains in Ramban
KCCI urges Govt to designate a single spokesperson for regularly updating
AJHLA urges Sewerage department to complete the work on the layout of pipes
Legislative Assembly passes Appropriation Bills
 
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Dynamic sports journalist Mansoor Parey an ideal inspiration for Kashmiri youth
The Saudi-Pak link: Deeper than the Oceans and higher than the Mountains!
Pakistan’s Afghan game doomed to fail
Do you know how to use RTI ?
JK Finance Minister presents in the Legislative Assembly “Budget 2015-16”
Dr Haseeb Drabu presents "The Power Budget" in JK Legislative Assembly
Shahana Butt:only female TV reporter of an international channel from Kashmir
JK Governor addresses joint session
The Lakhvi story and Pakistan’s treachery
Now, declare Pakistan a terror state!
 
 
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