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 Top Stories of The Day
Centre waives off Rs. 59.74 cr interest money to JK State
Srinagar, July 31, (Scoop News)- With the constant persuasion by the Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah and Minister for Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution (CA&PD), Ch. Mohammad Ramzan, the Central Government has waived off the interest money amounting to Rs. 59.74 crore which the State Government had to pay to the Food Corporation of India (FCI). The State Government time and again requested to the Central Government to waive off the outstanding interest money the State had to pay to the Food Corporation of India (FCI) on account of procurement of food grains way back in 1999 and 2002 on credit. The State had paid the actual cost of food grains. The Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah along with Ch. Mohammad Ramzan met the Union Minister for Food & Consumer Affairs, Ram Vilas Paswan early this month and sought his intervention to waive off the outstanding interest amount. The Centre has agreed to the request of the State Government and has waived off Rs. 59.74 crore out of the total outstanding interest payment of Rs. 70 crore, which is considered to be a majo...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
SFC in profit for 4th year in a row: Rather
SIDBI restoring refinance facility to the Corporation shortly
Srinagar, July 31, (Scoop News)- The Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Ab Rahim Rather, who is also Chairman of Jammu & Kashmir State Financial Corporation (J&KSFC) today, announced that the Government has approved to enhance authorised share capital in favour of the Corporation from the present limit of Rs 100 cr. to Rs.500 cr. He said the Corporation will also explore possibilities of issuing fresh bond series, after due credit analysis by a credible rating agency, to increase its capital base. Addressing the 54th Annual General Meeting (AGM)of Jammu & Kashmir State Fina...

4 killed, 17 injured in bus accident in Pancheri
Jammu, July 30 (Scoop News)- Four persons were killed and 17 others were injured, seven of them seriously, when their bus skidded off the road and fell into a gorge near Dhamnote village in Pancheri area of Udhampur on Wednesday evening. Sources said that the private bus bearing registration number JK02F/4247 was on its way to Khor Gali from Udhampur town. The incident took place at around 6.40 pm when the driver lost control over the vehicle at a curve and the bus landed into a deep gorge, killing four persons on the spot and causing injuries to nearly 17 others. Immediately after receiving information about the mishap, the locals of the area and police party from Police Post...

Kashmira Vahini to organize Women’s conference on the issue of return of KPs
Why GoI not support our UT demand for Homeland
Jammu, July 30 (Scoop News)- Kashmira Vahini , the frontline displaced Kashmiri Pandit women’s organisation has decided to hold a series of corner meetings, contact drive besides a one day Women’s conference shortly in Jammu on the issue of return and rehabilitation of KPs. Taking serious note of the emerging situation in the entire Kashmir valley where forces inimical to the permanent return and rehabilitation of displaced Kashmiri Hindus are permitted to proliferate, It appeals the community members to support the initiative taken by the displaced KP women in this direction. Add...

SMVDSB holds its 54th meeting
SMVDIME Project moves forward
Srinagar, July 30, (Scoop News)- Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board held its 54TH Meeting at Raj Bhavan, Srinagar, yesterday under the chairmanship of Mr N.N. Vohra, Governor, who is the Chairman of the Shrine Board. Interalia, the Board discussed various important issues regarding the operationalization of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Institute of Medical Excellence (SMVDIME), which is speedily coming up at Kakriyal, near Katra. It needs being recalled that the Shrine Board had, several years ago, conceived the establishment of a sizeable hospital for providing multi speciality medical se...

 
 Ladakh News
6 days National integration camp started at Leh
Leh,July 31, (Scoop News)- A 6 days National integration camp started at JNV, Leh today organised by Nehru Yuva Kendra, Leh Ministry of Youth Affairs & sports, GOI. The main objective of the Kendra is to involve and organize the youth in to the main stream of National building activity and the main objective of National Integration camp is to develop the spirit of Nationalism peace and communal harmony among the youth of the nation. Union MOS Youth Affair & Sports Sarvananda Snowal , Secretary, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Rajeev Gupta and Director General Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Deelhi will address the youth at sindhu Sanskriti Hall on tomorrow the 1st August,2014 ...

Feroz dedicates DG sets in Kargil
Announces Rs. 10 lakh for ongoing works
Srinagar, July 31, (Scoop News)- Minister of State for Science and Technology, Information Technology, School Education, Horticulture, Floriculture, Youth Services and Sports Feroz Ahmed Khan, along with a team of officers of various departments visited Staqpa/Umba village of Kargil district and dedicated 150 KV Diesel Generator (DG) set to the people. The DG set costing Rs. 17 lakh has been sanctioned out of his Constituency Development Fund (CDF). The Minister also distributed 7 numbers of portable Generator Sets worth Rs. 5 lakh out of CDF in the un-electrified hamlets of Umba. The Minister also announced Rs. 10 lakh for completion of various ongoing developmental works ...

Army organizes ex-servicemen rally at Tangtse
Leh. July 29,(Scoop News)_The Army’s Chushul Brigade under the aegis of Trishul Division organised an Ex-servicemen Rally at Tangtse village in Leh. The rally was organised in an effort by the Army to reach out to the veterans, widows and their dependents residing in treacherous and rugged areas of Eastern Ladakh region. This rally provided a single platform for resolving various issues of ex-servicemen regarding their pension, health care , banking and other welfare schemes. Various helpdesks including those of Zila Sainik Welfare office, DPDO and SBI Bank and information...

IDCF programme launched in Leh
Leh, July 28, (Scoop News)-Like other parts of the country, two week Intensified Diarrheal Disease Control Fortnight (IDCF) programme was also launched in Leh District by the Executive Councilor for Health LAHDC, Leh Dr. Sonam Wangchuk today in Leh which was attended by grass root level health workers and ASHAs in good number. The Programme Officers of Health, CDPO, Leh Padma Angmo, Chief Education Officer, Leh Tsewang Punchok also attended the inaugural programme. The Executive Councilor Dr. Sonam Wangchuk addressing the introductory programme stressed upon the ICDS Workers to ens...

Karbalai Called Union Minister for Textile
Kargil, July 26, (Scoop News)- Asgar Ali Karbalai Chairman/Chief Executive Councilor Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council Kargil and Advocate Mohammad Aamir Executive Councilor (Agri/PWD) Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council Kargil today on the 25th of June met with the Hon’ble Union Minister Sh Santosh Kumar Gangwar at Udyog Bhawan New Delhi. Santosh Kumar Gangwar Minister of textile (IND),MOS for Parliamentary affairs, Water resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation was appraised about the progress made in Pashmina wool sector with the sanctioning of Pashmina Wool Development in Kargil through central wool development board. Kargil produced 300 Kgs of Pashmin...

Azad and Soz urges Workers to work hard for success of Party Candidates
Leh, July 26, (Scoop News)-Gulam Nabi Azad and Prof. Safuddin Soz address a very impressive convention of Congress Party at Leh Gulam Nabi Azad Senior Congress Leader and Former Chief Minister of J&K and Prof. Saifuddin Soz MP (Former Union Minister) & President J&K Pradesh Congress Committee addressed a very impressive convention of Congress Party Workers from District Leh at Community Hall Leh (Ladakh) today. Both the Leaders urged the Workers not to be complacent and work hard for total success of the Congress Party Candidates in the ensuing Elections to the J&K Legislative Assembly 2014. These leaders stressed the fact that from Jawahar Lal Nehru to Indira Gandhi to Rajive Ga...

Army celebrates Kargil Vijay Diwas at Drass
Drass ,July 26, (Scoop News)- The 15th ‘KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS’ celebrations culminated in Dras on Saturday. Earlier in the day, the proceedings opened with a solemn wreath laying ceremony at the Dras War Memorial led by Lieutenant General DS Hooda, GOC-in-C Northern Command of the Indian Army. Gallantry award winners of the Kargil Conflict and next of kins of martyrs, Veer Naris, senior army officers and civil dignitaries also paid tributes to the martyrs. This was followed by a pledge taken by all present at the function to rededicate themselves to the cause of the Nation. The ...

Op Vijay Diwas celebrations commence
Drass/ Srinagar, July 26, (Scoop News)-The 15th Anniversary Celebrations of ‘OPERATION VIJAY DIWAS’ got underway on Friday at Dras. This event is being organised under the aegis of the ‘Forever in Operations’ Formation to commemorate the Indian Army’s victory over the Pakistani intruders in the Kargil Conflict of 1999. The celebrations commenced in the evening with a brass band display at the Vijayant Helipad near the Drass War Memorial. This was followed by a solemn Beating The Retreat Ceremony and a memorial service, where the attendees paid silent tribute to the fallen souls. ...

 
 Debate
Should India talk to Civilian Government in Pakistan
By Brig Anil Gupta Mian Nawaz Sharif heads a duly elected civilian Government in Pakistan. It was for the first time in the history of Pakistan that the power was transferred directly between the elected Governments. The newly elected Pakistani Prime Minister is trying to flex his muscles to regain total control of the country’s affairs. Despite a hue and cry back home he decided to visit New Delhi to be present during the swearing in ceremony of the new Indian Prime Minister NarendraModi. Some analysts in India considered it as declining influence of the Pakistan Army in the civil-military equation in Pakistan. The relationship between the military and the elected Government...

UPSC language Row A crucial test for Modi Government
By Amit Kushari, IAS Retd The agitation by IAS aspirants against the UPSC for giving importance to the English language vis a vis Hindi is an issue of great importance which has the potential to shake the foundations of India’s nationhood if not tackled in a deft tactful way. The Modi Govt.is more likely to commit mistakes on this issue because it has an intrinsic weakness compared to erstwhile UPA Govts. This statement may sound odd because BJP has full majority in the Lok Sabha and NDA has 335 seats. UPA was never so strong in numbers except in the Rajiv- Indira era. The IAS aspirants are demanding that the pride of place be given to Hindi and not to English, which is a...

Cross LoC firing
By B L Saraf Before assuming reigns of governance at New Delhi , Naraandra Modi and the BJP went hammer and tongs against the Ex PM Manmohan Singh and the UPA Government for not acting tough against the Pak – Army’s onslaught at the LOC which consumed precious lives of our brave soldiers . The UPA Government had its excuses for the ‘ inaction’: now people are waiting for the NDA’s reasons for the same . The situation has squared up . The way things portend, indeed , the Government will have to come out clear and fast , more with action than the excuses. Blood of our men is spilling on the LOC. Available indications suggest that it will cont...

What if the stick fails?
By Chukwuma Okonkwo (FMNES) The power tussle between Russia and the United States backed by the European Union (EU) over the crisis in Ukraine is no longer new. Every day comes with a new dimension to the crisis, unfolding new forms of aggression. Though it seems like global dialogues and peace talks are gradually becoming mirages, as glimmer of hope for possible end to the crisis flicker at any given attempt, parties on the opposite sides of the table still continue to give diplomacy a shot. Having looked at the global political and economic permutations that have become known in recent time, particularly within the purview of economic sanctions that have been issued agains...

Mughal road gaining importance
By Prof. Saleem Ayaz Rather The Mughal road was Proposed in 1950 with the intention of improving the economy of Rajouri and Poonch Districts. The then Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Sheikh Abdullah had taken up the Project in 1979 and named it as the “ Mughal Road” but could not go ahead with the Project work and it was only in 2005 when the construction work of the Prestigious Project started . Initially the construction work was opposed by the Biodiversity conservation Trust, a lo...

B J P Not For Separate Homeland For The KPs – Pray , who is ?
By B L Saraf It took just one statement of the BJP’s official in charge of J&K affairs to burst the bubble and disrupt the beeline , made by the Pandit leaders to the minions in the Union Home Ministry, claiming patient audience and offering them out of box solutions to the vexed issue of Pandit’s return to rehabilitation in Kashmir. It is official. R .P Singh, co – in charge for Jammu and Kashmir said in Jammu that his party ( BJP ) is not for a separate place for Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley. Advent of Modi lead BJP government at Centre has given a new...

THE CRISIS IN IRAQ
BY BRIG(RETD) ANIL GUPTA Iraq is back in news again. It jumped into head lines last week when a realatively smaller islamist irregular group stormed into, one after the other, Iraqi towns in the North-East of the country with the much larger Iraqi Army giving little or no resistance at all. To illustrate in Mosul, second largest Iraqi town, the odds were 40:1,ie, 3000 Iraqi troops pitted against 800 irregulars. This on Friday sent the stock exchanges crumbling in many countries. Iraq is the second largest supplier of crude oil after Saudi Arabia and has the world's fifth largest proven reserves and pumps an average of about 3.5 million barrels of oil per day. Can rest...

Bridging the divide
It is time to bring them nearer - physically, psychologically and politically
THE PANDIT QUESTION By B L Saraf Elections 2014 have drastically altered political and social scene at the national level. Stereotypes have broken. Apart from shattering many myths, the result has reaffirmed faith of a common man in the democratic process, wherein he sees an opportunity to aspire big and reach the highest political level, unaided by a family name and in absence of economically empowered habitat. In J&K this election has been a game changer of sorts. Many possibilities have sprung up. Entrenched political players have been thrown out of the comf...

 Jammu News
BJPMKM nominate state team
Srinagar, July 31, (Scoop News)- BJP Mehnat Kash Morcha State President Rakesh Gupta, in consultation with BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul and BJP Morchas State Prabhari Satish Sharma has nominated his team of State Office bearers. The team has Ashwani Gupta, Rajesh Baru, Ashwani Sharma, Asif Ali, S. Kulbir Singh, Kailash Sharma, Joginder Kumar and Amit Jandial as Vice-Presidents, Rahul Gupta as General Secretary, Rohit Gupta, Vikas Gupta, Gulshan Abrol, Bittu Bhasin, Rakesh Kumar, Mohinder Lal Dogra and Rajesh Kumar Sahney as Secretaries and Subash Chander as Treasurer. Pertinent to mention that BJP has constituted Mehnat Kash Morcha with a motive to reach the labour cla...

RSS, VHP communalising atmosphere in Jammu: Nizami
BJP adding fuel to fire
Jammu, July 31, (Scoop News)- Lashing out on right wing Hindu groups including Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), VHP, Shiv Sena and RSS, the Joint Secretary of PCC Salman Nizami on Thursday said that the communal tensions erupted in Jammu region were orchestrated by these parties to gain the cheap political mileage. He said these parties backed by the BJP often resort to communal agenda to divide people when the elections are round the corner. “In 2008, the BJP led Hindu groups set the communal fire across the region and managed to secure some seats. They remained silent for all the six years after that and when the elections are again approaching they create tensions again within...

JPPF extends support to dental surgeons
Jammu, July 31, (Scoop News)- Jammu Province People Forum (JPPF), an amalgam of more than 50 social, commercial and other organizations, extended support to protesting dental surgeons and asked State Government to resolve their issues as soon as possible. JPPF members led by Working President M.S Katoch today visited the Dharna site and met protesting dental surgeon. They listened to their grievances and assured their full support for their genuine cause. He said it is surprising that despite one month long agitation and three week continue hunger strike by dental surgeons, State Governme...

APMCC condemns J&K Govt for stopping Kashmir Pandits Kounsar Nag Yatra
Kulgam, July 31, (Scoop News)- All Parties Migrants Co-ordination Committee (APMCC) has strongly condemned the attitude of J&K Government for buckling under the pressure of some elements hell-bent upon foiling the return of Kashmiri Pandits by stopping the Kounsar Nag Yatra even after clearing it earlier. In a statement issued here by the National Spokesperson of APMCC King Bharati, the APMCC leaders took a strong notice of the fact that certain groups created a misconception around Kounsar Nag Yatra known as Kramsaras Tirtha (VishnuPaad) yatra among Kashmiri Pandits relating it to ...

Massive protests by BJP against sacrilege act
Jammu, July 30 (Scoop News)- To express anger and resentment against the recent acts of sacrilege in Basohli and Batote, series of protests were held across Jammu province on Wednesday, wherein BJP activists raised slogans against the NC-Congress coalition government and also burnt coalition’s effigies. Led by Jammu District President Rajesh Gupta, party activists took out a protest march from party headquarters, which passed through main bazaars of city and culminated at Parade. They were carrying placards and party flags and raised slogans against the Omar Abdullah led State governme...

BJP Sharnarthi Cell voices concern over issues of POJK Refugees
Jammu, July 30 (Scoop News)- To take stock of the problems being faced by POJK Refugees, a meeting of BJP Sharnarthi Cell was organized at Ranibagh area where scores of POJK Refugees gathered and voiced their concerns before BJP leaders. The meeting was held under the leadership of State In-charge of BJP Cells Sat Sharma (CA). He was also accompanied by BJP senior leaders Pt. Ashok Kumar Khajuria, Munish Sharma, Vijay Sharma and other local leaders of the area. While addressing the meeting, Sat Sharma said that for the last 67 years, no effective model has been crafted by State Government...

Chief of staff, white knight corps visits military hospital
Jammu, July 30 (Scoop News)- Chief of Staff (COS), White Knight Corps visited Military Hospital (MH) at Satwari, today. He was received by the Commandant of MH. During the visit, COS visited the all OPDs and entire compound of the hospital to get first hand information. He appreciated the MH for the latest concept of maternity OT along with the delivery suites as any emergency can be tackled without any delay. General Officer also interacted with the medical and paramedical staff and encouraged them to continue hard work and motivated them to keep up the standard of health care being p...

Kichloo for mass awareness campaign regarding Diarrhoea control among Children
Kishtwar,July 30 (Scoop News)- Minister of State for Industries and Commerce, Home, R&B, MED, H&UDD, Tourism and Culture Sajjad Ahmed Kichloo today called for a mass awareness campaign regarding Diarrhoea control among children and asked the Health Department to ensure effective implementation of all their schemes on ground in letter and spirit. The Minister was speaking on a workshop organised by District Rural Health Society Kishtwar to observe Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight under NRHM. The theme of the programme is “Zero Childhood Diarrhoeal Deaths”. Kichloo said that there is a glaring lack of medical facilities in remote areas and thus such program...

 
 Kashmir News
Restrictions on Mirwaiz on Eid day
direct interference in religious affairs by authorities: spokesman
Srinagar, July 31, (Scoop News)- All Party Hurriayt Conference (APHC) spokesman Thursday said that the amalgam is deliberating with legal luminaries contemplating legal action including filing a PIL in the court of law against the authorities for laying restrictions on religious activities of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on important occasions like recent Eid-ul-Fitar. The authorities took arbitrary measures on Eid-ul-Fitar by placing chief cleric under house arrest at his Nigeen residence thus barring him from delivering Eid sermon on Eid day. Meanwhile,number of people including lawyers, religious and political leaders, scholars,elders and civil society members met Mirwaiz and express...

PDP seeks early resumption of work on Rattle HEP
Baig condemns attempt at framing innocents, discrimination in water supply
PDP seeks early resumption of work on Rattle HEP Srinagar, July 31, (Scoop News)- Senior leader and former deputy chief minister Muzaffar Hussain Baig today said the ruling National conference has stooped lower even than its own worst level of tricks against its political rivals in the wake of its humiliating defeat in Lok Sabha election. Addressing a large gathering at Naidkhai village of Sonawari constituency which gathered on the occasion of his visit to the residence of a local respectable, Haji Ghulam Mohammad, who had recently suffered an attempt by the ruling party in collusion with some police officers to plant narcotics in his premises, Baig said NC had gone into total desperati...

2 Bodies fished out,Efforts on to retrieve another
Lady commits suicide in Ganderbal
Srinagar, July 31, (Scoop News)- A body was fished out at Sangam, another body was fished out at Ganderbal while efforts were on to retrieve another body in Ganderbal. In continuation to a previous incident regarding drowning of two labourers of RAMKAY Road Construction company at Sangam on 27-07-2014, a body was fished out and was later identified as Bittu Singh resident of Kati Ramban. The body was handed over to his relatives for last rites. Altaf Ahmad Baniyar son of Mir Wali Baniyar resident of Serch Chowdary Bagh drowned in Power Canal at Serch Chowdary Bagh, Ganderbal while he was taking bath. The body of the deceased was fished out with the help of police and locals and handed ...

1 dies, 06 injured in road accidents
Srinagar, July 31, (Scoop News)- One person dies while six others were injured in different road accidents across the valley. A Xylo vehicle bearing registration number JK01P-3509 hit and injured a pedestrian Irfan Ahmad Sheikh son of Ghulam Hassan resident of Chougam Shopian near Army camp Shopian, in the jurisdiction of Police Station Shopian. He was shifted to District Hospital Shopian for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries. The body was handed over to his legal heirs for last rites. Police has registered a case in this regard. Meanwhile, a vehicle bearing registration number JK01R-8913 hit and injured a pedestrian Hanan Qayoom Shah son of Abdul Qayoom resident of Abi Guza...

Private security guard shot at Srinagar
Bear injures lady in Bandipora
Srinagar, July 31, (Scoop News)- Unknown terrorist shot at and injured a private hospital security guard of SMHS, Hospital Srinagar. A private hospital security guard Nazir Ahmad Peer son of Abdul Gani Peer resident of Lolab, Kupwara working at SMHS, Hospital Srinagar was shot at and injured by unknown terrorist near the hospital. He was shifted to the hospital. Police has registered a case in this regard and investigation has been taken up. Bear injures lady in Bandipora A bear attacked and injured a 50 year old lady Zaveera Begum wife of Mohammad Hussain Khan resident of Kukapora, Bandipora at village Kukapora. She was shifted to District Hospita...

Imported packages of toys seized in violation of labeling requirements
Srinagar, July 31, (Scoop News)- Prompted by public complaints that a reputed shopping mall in the Sanat Nagar area of Srinagar are offering for sale the imported toys on which the mandatory declarations including Maximum Retail Price (MRP) is missing. For MRP, the dealer has pasted an individual sticker of his own choice. Under Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011, every imported package must carry the mandatory declarations such as name and address of importer, MRP, country of origin, e-mail address and phone number of importer/consumer grievance Cell No. in printed form. Sticker is not allowed to declare MRP and the declarations must be from Manufacturer/Packer...

Deputation of College Principals call on Governor
Srinagar, July 31, (Scoop News)- A deputation of Principals of Colleges in Jammu Province called on N.N. Vohra, Governor, here at the Raj bhavan today. The deputation discussed with the Governor several important issues which relate to promoting effective and sustained academic interactions and two way flows between the teachers and Principals of Colleges and the University to which they are affiliated. In this context the delegation suggested the usefulness of Principals of Colleges being considered for appointment as Controllers of Examinations for undergraduate and post grad...

Purohit Sabha, Martand Improvement Charitable Trust calls on Governor
Srinagar, July 31, (Scoop News)- A deputation of Purohit Sabha, Martand Improvement Charitable Trust, Mattan, Kashmir led by its President, M.K. Yogi, called on N.N. Vohra, Governor, here at the Raj Bhavan today. The Sabha requested for suitable financial support to enable the maintenance and running of the day-to-day developmental activities at the Martand temple, besides a onetime grant for carrying out major repairs, additions and alterations to the existing structures. They also requested that the left out families of Purohit’s of Mattan being compensated by Shri Amarna...

 
 Other Stories
Ascent of a General: a profile of india’s 26th Army Chief
New Delhi,July 31, (Scoop News)- General Dalbir Singh has taken over as the 26th Chief of Army Staff in New Delhi, today (July 31, 2014). His elevation to the coveted post is an inspiring saga of a young village boy's aspirations who wanted to be an army officer one day. By sheer hard work, resolve and dedication he not only succeeded in becoming an army officer, but also its topmost General, this day. The story of his life is what dreams are made of; dreams that millions of youth see, but few realise. The story of the ascent of India's new Army Chief will most certainly inspire the...

Governor, CM, others condole demise of Chief Justice’s mother
Srinagar, July 31, (Scoop News)-N.N. Vohra, Governor, has conveyed his sincere sympathy to Justice M.M. Kumar, Chief Justice of the High Court of J&K, on the sad passing away of his mother today morning. The Governor spoke to Justice Kumar to convey condolences to him and all members of his family and prayers for the departed soul resting in eternal peace. Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah has condoled the sad demise of the mother of Chief Justice Jammu & Kashmir High Court, Justice M.M. Kumar and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family. The Chief Minister today visited Justice Kumar’s residence and expressed his sympathy and prayed for peace to the departed soul. ...

Sagar assures necessary compensation to cloud burst victims
Srinagar, July 31, (Scoop News)- Minister for Rural Development and Panchayats, Ali Mohammad Sagar accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Farooq Ahmed Shah and other senior officers, today visited to the cloud burst victims of Anzimar, Khanyar whose properties got damaged. While interacting with the victims, the Minister assured all possible assistance from the Government. He said the authorities would assess the loss and compensate the victims accordingly. Meanwhile, Sagar directed the officers to prepare a comprehensive report about the extent of damage so that the proces...

Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha takes over as new COSC
New Delhi, July 30, (Scoop News)- Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha took over as the Chairman, Chief of Staff Committee (COSC) today. He received the baton of Chairman, COSC from outgoing Chief of Army Staff, General Bikram Singh at a brief ceremony in the South Block. Chief of Naval Staff and other senior Principal Staff Officers of all three Services and Integrated Defence Staff were present on the occasion. Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha graduated from the National Defence Academy, Pune with the President’s Gold Medal in 1973 and was commissioned in the flying Branch of Indi...

Defence Minister familiarises himself with new aircraft
C_17 Globemaster III.
Udhampur, July 29,(Scoop News)_The India Air Force (IAF) received its sixth C-17 Globemaster III when it touched down at Palam Airbase on Monday, a defence spoksman said on Tuesday. He said on its arrival, the Union Defence Minister, Arun Jaitley, visited the Airbase and familiarized himself with the aircraft. The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha conducted the defence minister through the aircraft and briefed him on the strategic capability and role of the aircraft. Jaitly was also given a detailed brief by the Commanding Officer Group Captain BS Reddy....

Sham greets people on Eid
“Wishes them well-being and prosperity”
Jammu,July 29, (Scoop News)- Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sham Lal Sharma today visited Eidgah Akhnoor and extended Eid greetings to the people especially Muslim brethren of the state pm the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. Sham highlighted the essence of Eid and said that this day is to address the need of poor and share Eid bless with them. He prayed for peace and prosperity and wished that the occasion be the harbinger for all round development in the state and the country. He also hoped that his holy occasion would strengthen the bonds of communal harmony brotherhoo...

Bhim Singh bereaved, his elder brother expired
Jammu, July 29 (Scoop News)- Ex-Subedar Jagan Singh, elder brother of Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party, paternal uncle of Shri Harsh Dev Singh (MLA) and maternal uncle of Shri Balwant Singh Mankotia (MLA) passed away this morning at Military Hospital, Udhampur due to cardiac arrest. Sub. Jagan Singh a former sarpanch of their ancestral village Chanunta was a senior notable in the historical village, the ancestral place of Chanotra dynasty which ruled Ramnagar principality some 170 years. Sub. Jagan Singh was two years senior to Prof.Bhim Singh in school where they studied in Primary Village School some 5 miles away from native village, Bhugterian. Thou...

Army commander & Chinar corps greet People on id-ul-FITR
IGP Kashmir Extends Eid Greetings
Srinagar, July 28, (Scoop News)-Chinar Corps conveys greetings, good health and prosperity to the Awaam of Kashmir Valley on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. Lt Gen Subrata Saha, Chinar Corps Commander, while extending good wishes for Eid conveyed that “I extend warm greetings to the Awaam of Kashmir on the joyous and auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. This auspicious occasion would further promote peace, progress, prosperity and happiness, and would strengthen the bonds of brotherhood and amity, which are the hallmarks of Kashmir.” He further prayed that may Almighty Allah bestow us all the strength to maintain peace in the Valley and provide an environment of growth and success ...

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BJP Menhat Kash Cell nominate state team
Illicit liquor recovered in Qazigund
PK concern over recent violence in Kashmir
DC Baramulla visits District Hospital, inaugurates Diarrhoea Control Fortnight
PDP Minority Cell extends Eid greetings
Saroori greets people on Eid-ul-Fitr
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