Saturday, October 20, 2018
 
 Top Stories of The Day
Municipal Election-2018: Counting of votes on Oct 20
Counting updates, results to be declared from designated Joint Control Rooms at respective district headquarters
Srinagar, October 19(Scoop News)-The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), J&K, Shaleen Kabra today said that the counting of votes for the Municipal Polls-2018 will be held across the State tomorrow on 20th October 2018 and the results will be also declared the same day. He said the counting updates and results shall be declared by the concerned Returning Officers from the Joint Control Rooms established at the venue of counting at the respective district headquarters. Pertinently, the Municipal Elections-2018 were held in four phases, covering 79 municipal bodies with an electorate of about 17 lakh electors. A total of 3372 nominations were filed for 1145 Wards and the voting was held on 8th, 10th, 13th and 16th October. Meanwhile, according to instructions issued by the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, only Counting Supervisors, Counting Assistants, Observers, Micro-observers, ...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
2 militants killed in Baramulla encounter
Srinagar, October 19 (Scoop News)-Two militants were killed in a brief shootout at a check point established by security forces near Kralhar,Baramulla. Police said that today at about 1330 hours one Scorpio vehicle bearing Registration Number JK 01 L5792 coming from Srinagar side was signalled to stop at Naka near Kralhar,Baramulla manned by Police and Security forces. While being checked two terrorists boarding the vehicle fired upon police and security forces. In the brief exchange of fire both the terrorists got killed and one police man received minor injuries. The following Arms ammunition was recovered from the possession of killed terrorists. 1. AK Series Rife 01 No 2...

Dussehra, Mahanavami celebrated with religious fervour across Jammu
Jammu, October 18 (Scoop News)-Advisor to Governor, B.B Vyas today greeted the people on the occasion of Dussehra and Mahanavami and highlighted the significance of the day as the triumph of good over evil. He said that corruption is greatest enemy of people in present times and we have to join hands to fight it out. The Advisor was addressing a huge gathering during Dussehra celebrations at Parade Ground where he was present as a chief guest. Celebrating Dussehra with religious fervour and gaiety to mark the victory of good over evil, a series of events were held at different places in ...

Extending 73rd, 74th amendments direct attack on Art 370: NC
‘State’s Panchayat Raj Act is more democratic, egalitarian and empowering’
Srinagar, October 18 (Scoop News)-Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Thursday termed BJP’s statement of extending 73rd and 74th constitutional amendments to Jammu and Kashmir State a direct attack on Art 370. Reacting to the statements made by BJP state President, party General Secretary Haji Ali Muhammad Sagar said, “It is a calculated attempt to fiddle with the special status of the state. The amendments in the state’s Panchayat Raj Act, brought in by then Omar Abdullah led government are far more democratic, egalitarian and empowering than the central government acts.” Sa...

JK Police pay tributes to Martyr Kamal Kishore
Srinagar, October 17 (Scoop News)- J&K Police paid floral tributes to a cop who was killed in a militant attack in Srinagar encounter today. To pay homage to martyr Kamal Kishore who made supreme sacrifice in the line of duty at Fatrha Kadal , a wreath laying ceremony was held at District Police Lines Srinagar. Civil and Police officers led by DGP J&K laid floral wreaths on the mortal remains and paid rich tributes to the martyr. Among others who paid rich tributes includes Director Vigilance S.J.M Gillani-IPS, ADGP Law & Order/security/Home Guard Muneer Ahmad Khan-IPS, IGP Kas...

 
 Ladakh News
Training of poll personnel for Panchayat elections held at Kargil
Kargil, October 19(Scoop News)- A training programme for Returning Officers (ROs) and Assistant Returning Officers (AROs) for upcoming Panchayati elections was held here today. Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Shakar Chiktan, Ghulam Mehdi and Social Welfare Officer, Aga Jamal imparted the training to the poll staff. In the first shift 77 ROs and AROs and in the 2nd one 63 ROs and AROs were given training. Deputy District Election Officer, Kargil, Nargis Bano and District Panchayat Officer were also present on the occasion ...

KVIB organizes ‘National Vendor Development’ programme at Leh
Leh, October 19(Scoop News)-Jammu and Kashmir Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB) today organized first-ever National Vendor Development programme under National Scheduled Caste Scheduled Tribe Hub (NSSH) scheme for the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) at Leh. District Development Commissioner Leh Avny Lavasa was the chief guest on the occasion, who inaugurated the event. SSP Leh-Sargun Shukla, Financial Adviser and Chief Accounts Officer, KVIB and other concerned attended the function. On the occasion, DDC exhorted upon the SC-ST entrepreneurs to avail benefits of central...

Eminent Physician Dr. Norboo conferred the 3rd Ladakh rPal rNam Duston award
Leh, October 19 (Scoop News)- The 3rd Ladakh rPal rNam Duston-2018 was celebrated with gaiety and traditional fervour at Thiksay Nyerma today. The programme started with an introductory function at historic Leh palace where CEC LADHC Dorjey Motup in his address to the people of Ladakh said that this year’s festival is celebrated to pay tribute to Lotsava Rinchen Zangpo and his immense contributions in the making of glorious Ladakh with rich culture, religion, art, script and language. He then declared the beginning of the festival. The main function began at Thiksay Nyarma with the ...

Advisor Kumar visits Kargil, reviews developmental scenario
Inaugurates Dialysis Unit at District Hospital
Kargil, October 18 (Scoop News)- Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today took stock of the developmental and security scenario in Kargil during his day long visit to the district. During the visit, the Advisor inaugurated Dialysis Unit at District Hospital, Kargil and enquired about the facilities being provided to the patients in the Hospital. Advisor held separate meetings with the local representatives, civil and police administration and met several public delegations including Imam Khumaini Memorial Trust, Kargil and students of Government Degree College, Kargil to have first hand inf...

Sports events under “Khelo India’ initiative conclude at Drass
Sports key to National integration: DC Kargil
Drass,October 18 (Scoop News)-A host of sports events under ‘Khelo India’ initiative concluded here today at Horse Polo Ground wherein Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil, Vikas Kundal was the chief guest. Hundreds of students of the sub-division Drass participated in the games competitions in the District Kargil from October 08, 2018. On the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner highlighted the importance of sports in channelizing potential of the youth in a positive direction. He said that several initiatives are under way to promote the sports activities in the district for which ...

Ladakhi singing sensation Stazin Edzes needs support from J&K on Oct 20 to win the Battle Round on & TV
Jammu, October 17 (Scoop News)- Stanzin Edzes needs no introduction now. The 11 year old Ladakhi singing sensation has swept the nation as well as the kids singing reality show “Love Me India” through her innocent but confident voice making her a household name within no time making Jammu And Kashmir State proud as she belongs to not only the state but all the three regions by sheer coincidence. 11 year old Stanzin Edzes (Barbie), a class VI student from the cold desert of Ladakh, needs the support from the people of J&K on Saturday October 20, 2018 at 9 pm in Battle Round when people c...

25 monk-cyclists under ‘Eat Right India’ movement flagged off by DC Leh
Leh(Ladakh), October 17 (Scoop News)-Deputy Commissioner Leh Avny Lavasa flagged off a cycle rally today from NDS Stadium on the second day of ‘Eat Right India’ movement under ‘Swasth Bharat Yatra’ organised by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. His Eminence Tsamthrul Rinpoche, Commanding Officer NCC Col. A.M. Shinde and other dignitaries were also present during the function. This programme has been conducted under the directions of Commissioner Food Safety J&K Dr. Abdul Kabir Dar. DC Avny LAvasa administered the oath of health...

DC convenes an interactive meeting with all the stakeholders in Leh
Leh(Ladakh), October 17 (Scoop News)-DC, Leh Avny Lavasa convened an interactive meeting with all the stakeholders in Leh to take stock of their problems and grievances in her office chamber yesterday. ADC Moses Kunzang, Administrator MC Rigzin Spalgon, Regional Transport Officer Delex Namgial, AD Tourism Tsering Angmo and AD CA&PD Ruth Mary were also present during the meeting. The stakeholders include Truck, Bus, Maazda, Taxi, Tempo, 207 and 407 Unions, Merchant, Hotel and Contractors Associations, ALTOA and Indian Mountaineering Federation (IMF). The issue of vintage vehicles ...

 
 Debate
Why not celebrate Accession Day Officially?
Straight Talk
K. B. Jandial In an interview with a national daily, Governor Satya Pal Malik has admitted that “India has made mistakes…” in Kashmir. No one can dispute it. One of the “mistakes” is the confusion created on J&K’s Accession for which the nation is paying heavily till date. Accession is integral to Kashmir solution. Constitutionally and politically, there is absolutely no confusion on the finality of Accession but the pampered Kashmir based mainstream politicians continue to harp on ‘conditional’ Accession as if it can be revoked at their whims which privilege even the Maharaja didn’t have. Maharaja Hari Singh signed the same Instrument of Accession (IoA) acceding J&K to Ind...

U L B Election - Bag of mixed messages
B L Saraf Election is an essential attribute of democracy and an important tool to forge a participatory relationship between the citizenry and their governors . However, in Kashmir they carry a different story which , unfortunately , doesn’t tell an encouraging tale . Starting with elections of 1951 – held to frame the Constituent Assembly – till 1987, that formed INC / NC coalition government , election process , barring 1977 ,hasn’t lived up to the desired purpose . On the contrary , it has generated lot of negatively which has resulted in chaos and turmoil . Some say , it is the after effect of 1987 Assemb...

No State has law like Article 35A, Governor Sahib
Straight Talk
K. B. Jandial None of the past 12 Governors of J&K has spoken as candidly as the incumbent Governor Satya Pal Malik has been doing ever since he was sworn in on 23 August this year. Many a times, it appeared that the Governor has transcended the constitutional boundaries of the coveted office he holds but then, nowadays some Governors are seen to even speaking on TV channels through ‘phone-in’ while some others have raked up controversies by publically speaking against the State Governments, they constitutionally headed. When the new Governor publically spoke for the first time at the launch of India Post Payments Bank facility at SKICC on 1st October, 2018, it was tak...

Pakistan Constitution and Human Rights: inherent contradiction
K.N. Pandita UN Secretary General, now on a visit to India, pontificates that India should take care of human rights in Kashmir. It shows he is not well informed on the history of Kashmir issuer or is under pressure from Pakistani and Islamic lobby. The right thing for him to do was to visit Pakistan and go deep into the human rights situation in that country. Let us summaries it for his quick reading and understanding. Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations is actually the Magna Charta of minority rights. It urges member States to institutionalize protection and promotion of human rights of its citizens without discrimination. Pakistan is signat...

Good will dialogue before political dialogue
K.N. Pandita As India announced cancellation of the proposed foreign ministers’ sit together on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session, Pakistani media has gone berserk in bringing accusations against India that she is not interested in contributing to peace process in the region. The Pakistani media hype is meant to convince the world community and perhaps the US as well, that India is the source of disquiet in the region. Who does Islamabad want to convince by such wishful claptrap, Washington, London, Moscow or Beijing? Who has been calling Pakistan the epicentre of global terrorism? Where was the master-mind of contemporary terrorism discovered and kill...

When will peace process in Kashmir succeed?
Straight Talk
K B Jandial Amidst a mild political crisis of the sort created by Kashmir based two major mainstream parties- NC & PDP- by their boycott of Municipal and Panchayat elections after initially hailing these as “empowering people”, on the belated pretext of lack of clarity of Govt of India’s stand on Article 35A of Constitution of India in and outside Supreme Court hearing petitions challenging it, IIPA had organised an illuminating lecture on “Peace Process in Jammu & Kashmir” (only Kashmir). The lecture linked peace process, inter alia, to democratic processes in Kashmir since 1996 Lok Sabha Poll which incidentally was also boycotted by the NC but it joined the subsequent Ass...

Interrupted Peace Process and the Way Forward
Dr Ashok Bhan Peace process in Jammu and Kashmir began circa 1995 with resumption of political activities leading to the assembly election of 1996 and formation of an elected Government after a prolonged Governor/President’s rule. It peaked off with assembly elections of 2014. For a variety of reasons this election was an important milestone in the peace initiative. The situation on ground was far more peaceful than any of the preceding three assembly elections in 1996, 2002 and 2008. Credible electoral exercises had substantially reduced the ‘democratic deficit’. A huge voter turnout, even in constituencies with sizeable separatists’ influence, was a testimony to the faith in ...

Kashmir Policy - A journey to nowhere
B L Saraf When Narendra Modi led NDA government took charge in Delhi , in May 2014 , Srinagar had an elected government in place . The December, 2014 state Assembly election voted that out and ushered in a new coalition government headed by late Mufti Sayeed - of which the BJP was an important constituent . Central NDA government is completing the term and J & K doesn’t have an elected government . Governor rules the state . Though not exactly so on the facts , yet impression wise we are back to the period of 1990 when , for years together , we didn’t have an elected government in the S...

 Jammu News
Azad expresses grief over Amritsar Train Accident
New Delhi, October 19 (Scoop News)-Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad has expressed shock and grief over the loss of many precious lives in the unfortunate freak accident wherein train ran over people watching Ravan burning at Amritsar, Punjab. Ghulam Nabi Azad, in a statement, conveyed his deepest condolences to the bereaved families and expressed sympathies with the injured. Azad said, “it is a grave and unprecedented tragedy that has befallen the people of Punjab and I stand in solidarity with them in this hour of grief”. Urging the Government to provide adequate compensation to the families of those dead and to the injured, Azad said that while no amount of co...

Advisor Vyas listens to people’s issues in Jammu
Jammu, October 19 (Scoop News)-For speedy and result-oriented disposal of public grievances, Advisor to Governor B B Vyas listened to people’s issues under the aegis of JK Governor's Grievance cell, here today. Around 33 deputations comprising 265 persons and 31 individuals met the Advisor and apprised him about issues and developmental needs of their respective areas. They sought immediate intervention of the government for early redress of demands. A deputation of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) raised various issues related to promotion of industry and commerce in the state. They demanded reduction of GST rate on almond kernels from 12% to 5%, fast track mechanism for cleara...

Advisors Kumar, Ganai review developmental, security scenario in Doda, Kishtwar
Kishtwar, October 19 (Scoop News)-Advisors to the Governor, K Vijay Kumar and Khurshid Ahmed Ganai Friday visited Kishtwar and Doda districts to take stock of developmental activities in these districts besides reviewing preparedness for ensuing Panchayat Elections. At Kishtwar the advisors convened a meeting with security agencies including Police and army officials to discuss the overall law & order scenario in the district. SSP Kishtwar briefed the Advisors about the prevailing security situation and steps taken to ensure better police-public relations besides informing about security arrangements made for the upcoming Panchayat Elections. The advisors ...

Govt to fast-track completion of languishing PHE projects: Farooq Shah
Jammu, October 19 (Scoop News)-Secretary, Public Health Engineering (PHE), Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) and Relief and Rehabilitation, Farooq Ahmad Shah today said that government is committed to provide safe drinking water to the people living in every nook and corner of the state for which all languishing PHE projects would be completed in one-year time. Reviewing the performance of PHE department in Jammu division here at a meeting, he took detailed stock of languishing projects mostly water supply scheme. The meeting was attended by Chief Engineer PHE Ashok Gandotra, SEs, Executive Engineers and other concerned officers of the Department. During the meeting, Commissioner ...

Rohit Kansal reviews Durbar move arrangements in Jammu
Jammu, October 19 (Scoop News)-Principal Secretary Planning, Development and Monitoring Department (PD&MD) Rohit Kansal today chaired a high-level meeting at Civil Secretariat Jammu to take a comprehensive review of the arrangements for bi-annual Durbar Move. Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma, IGP Jammu SDS Jamwal, DC Jammu Ramesh Kumar and senior officers from JMC, GAD, Estates, SRTC, FCS&CA, Health, PDD, PHE, Floriculture, JKTDC were present at the meeting. Rohit Kansal directed the IT Department for installation of computers in each Department at the Civil Secretariat Jammu well before the opening of offices to avoid wear and tear during physical transportation of computers...

Advisor Vyas reviews status of mega projects in Jammu
Stresses on close monitoring to avoid delays
Jammu, October 19 (Scoop News)-Advisor to Governor B B Vyas today chaired a meeting to review the status of mega developmental projects coming up in Jammu city and its peripheries. The meeting was attended by Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma, Deputy Commissioner Ramesh Kumar, Vice-Chairman JDA, P.S Rathore, Director Tourism O P Bhagat, Director Floriculture Babila Rakwal, Joint Director Geology and Mining Manisha Sarin and senior functionaries from JMC and other concerned departments. While reviewing the status of projects undertaken by different departments, the Advisor called for speeding up the pace of work to complete these within the stipulated time frame. He called for furn...

73rd amendment will transform Panchyats into powerful units of development in J&K: Vibodh
Rajouri,October 19 (Scoop News)-Senior BJP Leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta held an impressive meeting with party workers of Rajouri-Darhal constituency to discuss strategies and future course of action to win upcoming Panchayat Election. MLC along with other Senior leaders also discussed on the names of the candidates that are suppose to contest election from BJP. He ensured that deserving and honest candidates will be nominated to contest election ls. While addressing the Party workers ,MLC Vibodh said that Rajouri town witnessed high participation during ULB elections. The large-scale development works that were held during last three years impelled people to participate in election ag...

Kaustubh, Khushi Shubh emerges joint winners in Devotional Song Competition
Celebrity singers Pawni Pandey, Balkar Sidhu enthrall audience
Katra ,October 18 (Scoop News)-The prestigious Navratra Festival in the holy town of Katra came to a musical conclusion last evening with Kaustubh from Rajasthan & Khushi Shubh from Chamba (Himachal Pradesh), emerged as joint winners in mega final of All India Devotional Song Competition. The mega event was concluded amidst chanting of Bhajans and beating of drums at Yog Ashram Complex. The joint winners shared the prize worth Rs three lakh in shape of gold whereas 2nd position holder Anmol Raja from Punjab and third position holder Sukhjinderjit from Amritsar awarded with gold worth One lakh and Rs 50,000 respectively. Pertinently, out of 11 mega finalists, 06 contestants...

 
 Kashmir News
Bakers Association, Civil Society members call on Commissioner Food Safety
Srinagar, October 19 (Scoop News)-Representatives of Bakers Association, Civil Society members and other Food Business Operators (FBOs) today met Commissioner Food Safety, J&K, Abdul Kabir Dar here to apprise him of various issues concerning them. On the occasion, Commissioner stressed on Bakers Association and other FBOs to adhere to the provisions of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in the manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption. Elaborating on the importance of multi-stakeholder dialogue, in particular on the issue of Food Safety, he appreciated the call of representat...

Div Com reviews arrangements for Urs Sheikh Hamza Makhdoom (RA)
Srinagar, October 19(Scoop News)-Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting regarding the arrangements to be made by various Departments in connection with the Urs Mubarak of Hazrat Sultan-ul-Arifeen, Sheikh Hamza Makhdoom Sahib (RA) which will be observed on November 3rd at Kohimaran heights in Srinagar The Divisional Commissioner issued strict directions to all the concerned departments to make all the required arrangements including uninterrupted electricity & water supply, proper sanitation in and around the shrine, medical facilities, hassle free transport, ration supply and other essential arrangements to the devotees. He directed ...

ICPS team locks down Children’s Home for violation of norms
Srinagar, October 19(Scoop News)-A team of the officials of the Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) today locked down a children’s home here for violating various provisions of J&K Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2013 and shifted its inmates to a better facility. The team conducted the surprise inspection of ‘Gulistan Children Home’ run by J&K Ansar ul Masakeen Trust. The inspection was conducted on the instructions of the Mission Director ICPS, G A Sofi and Chairman Selection-cum-Oversight-Committee (SCOC) Justice (retd) Hassnain Masoodi. The team found that the girl inmates of the Home aged between 5-14 were alone and without any superv...

Start-up Yatra JK concludes at JKEDI
‘Principal Secy Industries &Commerce awards Rs 10 lakh to 20 innovators from across JK’
Pampore, October 19(Scoop News)-Start up India Yatra J&K, a Government of India initiative to promote start-ups, Friday culminated here at Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute’s (JKEDI) main Campus Pampore. The culmination ceremony was marked by the distribution of awards among innovators from the state in the field of Agriculture, Social, Technology and Womenpreneur. A total of 182 participants pitched their ideas out of which 75 were shortlisted. Out of these 20 ideas were awarded in these categories based on the kind of problems targeted to be solved and revenue generation ideas. A prize money of Rs 10 lakh was distributed among the 20...

End archaic ‘zoning system’ for determining timber rates: Navin to JKSFC
Srinagar, October 19(Scoop News)-Setting the tone for major reforms, Principal Secretary Finance, Navin K Chaudhary today asked the Jammu andKashmir State Forest Corporation (JKSFC) to do away with the archaic ‘zoning system’ for determining the rate of timber. The Finance Secretary made these remarks while chairing a meeting of JKSFC management regarding ‘Revision of Sale Rates of Timber’. The meeting was also attended by Commissioner Secretary, Forest Ecology and Environment, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, J&K, Suresh Chug, Managing Director JKSFC, Vasu Yadav, Secretary (Technical) Forest Ecology and Environment K Ramesh Kumar and other officers. “B...

No Dashra held in Kashmir, effigies not set on fire, good fails to vanquish evil
Srinagar, October 19, (Scoop News)-After several years of celebrations, the effigies of Ravana, Kumbkaran and Meghnath could not be lit this year due to state government’s indifference and because of shutdown call given by the separatist over killings in downtown area of the capital city on Wednesday. According to reports, Pandits residing in Kashmir had sought permission from the Governor’s administration for celebration of Dashera in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, but there was no response from the Raj Bhavan till Thursday morning. “We feel completely isolated and unwanted during the Governor’s rule,” Pandits allege. Before the onset of insurgency, Da...

KPs could not organize Dushera Celebrations in Kashmir:KPSS
Srinagar, October 18 (Scoop News)-Since year 2007 KPSS organized the Dushera Celebrations in Kashmir Valley which showcased the composite culture of the Kashmiri Society as this function was more peoples function than just a religious one, as people from all walks of life used to attend the same with zeal and zest. In the year 2008, 2010 and 2016, KPSS could not organize this celebration function due to the security conditions, and in the year 2014, the celebrations could not be organized due to the floods which created havoc and devastated the life and living of a common Kashmiri. But this year i.e. 2018, KPSS could not organize celebrations of Dushera in Kashmir Valley, for th...

Kashmir Invitation Cup Football Tournament starts out at TRC Ground Srinagar
In first match Real Kashmir defeats Delhi United by 7-0, Krizognother awarded man of the match
Srinagar, October 18 (Scoop News)-Real Kashmir Football Club on Thursday displayed outstanding performance, defeating Delhi United with 7-0 goals in the first match of the Kashmir Invitation Cup Football Tournament here this morning. The Kashmir Invitation Cup is being jointly organized by JKFA & JKSSC at TRC Football Turf, Srinagar. Eight teams are participating in the ongoing tourney. The 4 guest teams include Minerva Punjab FC (I-League champions), Bengaluru FC (ISL team), Delhi United FC and Sudeva FC, while 4 local teams include I-League Qualifiers and 2-Divisions I-League champions Real Kashmir FC, Lone Star Kashmir FC, State Football Academy and J&K Bank FC. Speaking at the awar...

 
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District Water Sports Championship 2018 concludes at Srinagar
Sarmad Hafeez gives away medals to winners
Srinagar, October 19 (Scoop News)- Secretary, Youth Service & Sports (YSS), Sarmad Hafeez today distributed medals among the winners of District Championship 2018 for Water Sports at water sports centre Nehru Park, here. Around 370 athletes participated in water sports games which include Kayaking, Canoeing, Dragon Boat, Canoepolo on a concluding day today. The championship was organized by J&K State Sports Council. On the occasion, Secretary congratulated the winners and participants as well and said that only winning medals in sports activities is not important but participation is important as well. He said sports teach discipline and help in bette...

Principal Secretary to Governor reviews the working of J&K Governor’s Grievance Cell - disposal of Grievances
Srinagar, October 19 (Scoop News)- In pursuance of the directions of the Governor that there should be speedy and quality disposal of public grievances, Sh. Umang Narula, IAS, Principal Secretary to Hon’ble Governor took a review meeting with various heads of departments of Kashmir Division viz. Chairman, J&K SSRB, Chief Engineer (PHE), Chief Engineer (R&B), Chief Engineer (PDD), Director, Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Director, Social Welfare, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Budgam, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Baramulla, Mission Director, ICDS and Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar. All the concerned Heads of Departments were impressed upon to dispose of the complaints/g...

JKHB planning construction of 30000 new housing units: FC
Inspects proposed sites for new colonies
Jammu,October 19 (Scoop News)-Financial Commissioner, Housing and Urban Development Department, K.B Aggarwal today said that the Housing Board is working on modalities for developing new housing colonies in Jammu with a target of constructing around 30000 housing units for the people. He informed this during his visit to the various proposed sites along with Managing Director, J&K Housing Board Raj Kumar Katoch, Vice Chairman Jammu Development Authority Pawan Rathod and other concerned officers. Financial Commissioner visited the proposed sites at Bhalwal, Jagti, Majin Sidhra and Upper Thather, Jammu and took first hand appraisal of the available land and other issues. While stressi...

Govt seeks Centre’s assistance in declaring Mughal Gardens World Heritage Sites
Union Joint Secretary Ministry of Culture calls on Advisor Ganai
Srinagar, October 19 (Scoop News)-The Governor’s Administration has sought central government assistance to project Mughal gardens as World Heritage sites. The matter was discussed during a meeting between Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai and Joint Secretary Ministry of Culture, Government of India, Nirupama Kotru. During the meeting, Ganai sought central governments’ assistance in preparing a Detailed Project Report (DPR) so that the same can be projected before world forum (UNESCO) to declare Mughal gardens including Shalimar, Nishat, Achabal Veerinag, the world heritage sites. The Joint secretary assured the Advisor that the central government will assi...

Advisor Ganai expresses grief over death of 2 persons in reckless driving
Asks Transport Commissioner, IG Traffic to take urgent steps to arrest trend
Srinagar, October 19 (Scoop News)-Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, has expressed grief over the death of two persons in separate incidents of reckless driving in Doda and Kathua districts today. While a pedestrian was unfortunately killed on National Highway near Hatli Morh in Kathua after being hit by an over-speeding car, a shepherd was tragically mowed down along with his flock of 30 sheep by a truck at Thopal, near Batote this morning. Expressing grave concern over the alarming rise in the number of road accidents resulting in loss of precious lives,Ganai asked the Transport Commissioner and IGP Traffic to take immediate steps to arrest the trend....

Joint Secretary Union Ministry of Culture visits SPS Museum Srinagar
Expresses satisfaction over conservation of heritage artefacts; New Museums to be established in districts
Srinagar, October 19(Scoop News)-Joint Secretary Ministry of Culture, Government of India, Nirupama Kotru today visited SPS Museum Srinagar to take stock of the conservation measures. Kotru took stock of the preservation, promotion and renovation programs being undertaken by the Department of Archives, Archaeology and Museum. She expressed satisfaction over the renovation, propagation and conservation of the heritage artefacts at SPS Museum. Commissioner Secretary, Culture, Mohammed Saleem Shishgar, Director Archives, Archaeology and Museum, Muneer-ul-Islam and other concerned officia...

Commissioner Secy Labour inaugurates digitization of CPF record
Srinagar, October 19(Scoop News)-In a first, Office of the Labour Commissioner digitizes Contributory Provident Fund (CPF) record of workers to streamline its timely release and ensure disposal of cases. Commissioner Secretary, Labour and Employment, Saurabh Bhagat inaugurated the digitized record of workers from six districts of Kashmir province in presence of Labour Commissioner Bashir Ahmad Khan, Special Secretary Aijaz Ahmad, PF Commissioner Bashir Ahmad, Additional PF Commissioner Nazir Ahmad besides Deputy PF Commissioner, Assistant PF Commissioner and other employees. Bhagat said Government has a target of 100 days to digitize records of 450,000 workers across...

Shat Chandi Maha Yagya concludes, CEO reviews progress of ongoing works
Katra, October 18, (Scoop News)-Shat Chandi Maha Yagya organised by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board at the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Deviji during Navratras for peace and prosperity concluded today with Purna Ahuti on the auspicious occasion of Mahanavami. Mr. Simrandeep Singh, Chief Executive Officer of the Shrine Board, Mr. Naresh Kumar, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Bhawan, and other officers of the Shrine Board and a large number of pilgrims participated in Purna Ahuti and other religious ceremonies performed amidst Vedic Mantras on the occasion. The Bhawan ...

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