Tuesday, August 21, 2018
 
 Top Stories of The Day
13 killed in road accident in Kishtwar,Governor expresses grief over loss of lives i
Jammu, August 21 (Scoop News)-Thirteen people, including 11 pilgrims were killed in tragic road accident in Kishtwar today. Police said that a van carrying pilgrims to a temple skidded off the road and fell into the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district today, killing all 13 occupants of the vehicle, including a five-year-old girl. The incident took place around 7:30 am when they were going to the Mata Machail temple in the district, Police said. They said 13 people, including 11 pilgrims, were killed. The deceased included the driver and conductor of the van, they said. The girl died due to injuries while she was being taken to a hospital, the police said. Police and locals launched the operation as soon as information was received, and all the bodies have been recovered. It may be mentioned that this is the second major accident in Kishtwar district in the past 24 hours. Seven people, including a policeman, were killed and 12 others injured in road accident in the district on Monday, Meanwhile NN. Vohra has expressed grief over the loss o...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
Advisor Vyas for drawing holistic plan development of Srinagar, Jammu
Reviews functioning of Housing Board, SDA, JDA
Srinagar, August 21 (Scoop News)- Advisor to Governor B B Vyas today directed for rolling out a futuristic plan and mechanism to ensure holistic development of the state especially the twin capital cities of Srinagar and Jammu. The Advisor was speaking at review meetings convened to discuss the working and the projects being undertaken by J&K Housing Board, Jammu and Srinagar Development Authorities. Financial Commissioner Housing and Urban Development K B Agarwal, Principal Secretary Finance Navin K Chowdhary, MD JK Housing Board R K Katoch, VC JDA Pawan Rathore, VC SDA Sajad Hussain Gan...

Governor reviews implementation of important projects in Jammu
Orders constitution of committee headed by CS to address impeding issues
Srinagar, August 20 (Scoop News)- Chairing a meeting at the Civil Secretariat here today to review the implementation of important projects in Jammu Governor N N Vohra called for a vigorous, sustained and proactive approach to place important developmental projects on course and for expediting their implementation. He directed sharp attention being directed to ensure the timely formulation of DPRs, constant follow-up with the concerned Central Ministries for the release of funds, systematic monitoring of the pace of works on the ground, effective intra-departmental coordination for urgent res...

Governor visits historical Downtown Srinagar
Takes firsthand appraisal of ongoing developmental works & Eid Preparations
Srinagar, August 20 (Scoop News)- Today evening Governor N.N. Vohra undertook an extensive tour of Downtown Srinagar and visited various places, including Hazratbal, Jamia Masjid, Naqashband Sahib and Dastgeer Sahib. During his visit to the historical old city, Governor reviewed the pace of developmental works underway at various locations and also took stock of preparation for Eid-ul-Adha, particularly at different shrines and mosques where major congregations are expected. Wherever he halted, Governor was met by groups of civil society members and business elements who informed him of ...

Four killed,nine others injured in Kishtwar accident,Governor expresses grief
Jammu/Srinagar August 20 (Scoop News)-Four passengers were killed and nine others injured when a landslide struck a hilly road in Kishtwar district today police said. Police said that the incident took place at Kulligad on the Kishtwar-Paddar road when huge boulders and debris came down from a hillock, trapping a passenger vehicle plying on the road.. Four persons were killed on the spot. Nine other passengers were rescued and rushed to a hospital where the condition of some of them was stated to be critical, Police said. According to Police the vehicle was carrying a group of devotees from Udhampur to the shrine of Machail in Padder Valley. Meanwhile Governor N.N. Vohra ha...

 
 Ladakh News
3-day climate change conference concludes in Leh
Leh, August 21 (Scoop News)- A three-day conference under the theme ‘Saving Himalayas through science and spirituality’ concluded here today. The conference concluded with a field trip of participants to Khardung-la glacier to practically explain the impact of climate change on the lives of local communities in Ladakh. The conference was organised by Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre (MIMC) Leh with support from DLF Ltd., WWF-India, Defence Institute for High Altitude Research (DIHAR), HESCO and Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA). The first-ever internationa...

Welfare programmes for minorities reviewed in Leh
Leh, August 21 (Scoop News)- Member National Commission for Minorities Sulekha Kumbhare today chaired a meeting here to review the ongoing welfare schemes and programmes for minorities being implemented under Prime Minister’s 15 point agenda for the welfare of minorities in the district. Kumbhare took a detailed review of all the welfare schemes being implemented in the district for the socio-economic uplift of minorities and tribal population including ICDS, scholarship and education loans for students under various schemes, Housing schemes under Indira Awas Yojna (IAY), medical care facilities Skill Training programmes, women empowerment programmes. She asked DC...

Ladakh has potential to emerge as ‘adventure capital’ of India: Jora
Leh(Ladakh), August 21, (Scoop News)-Ladakh has the potential to emerge as adventure capital of India- if not already become one, former state Tourism Minister and leader of Congress Legislature Party (CLP), Nawang Rigzin Jora, told Scoop News on Tuesday. The region offers challenges to adventurers, he said adding that Zanskar River which is grade 4-5 is one of the most challenging rivers in India along with Tons River of Uttrakhand for white water river rafting ; so are other Indian rivers at some stretches. Jora said white water rafting has been picked up by domestic tourists and ha...

Final training for Polling Staff held at Kargil
Kargil, August 20 (Scoop News)-Final Training for Presiding Officers (POs) and Polling Officers nominated for 4th General Elections to the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Kargil was held at Auditorium Hall, Kargil today. The Election Observers including Rajesh Sharma, Pradeep Kumar, Abdul Rashid War and Bilal Ahmad, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer (LAHDC) Kargil (Election Authority), Vikas Kundal, Superintendent of Police Kargil, Dr Pawan Kumar and other concerned officers were present on the occasion. The training was imparted to 370 POs and Polling Officers in 1st shift while as 300 POs and Polling Officers was imparted training in the 2nd shift. ...

Unmatched alertness in place on LoC in Kashmir Himalayas
latest warfare equipment improves fighting abilities of troops guarding borders at present
Leh(Ladakh), August 20, (Scoop News)-Soon after the Kargil war in 1999, the Army reshaped the trans Himalayan heights and the steps with special priority have enhanced its confidence level that it can counter any challenge along the Line of Control and the Line of Actual Control. Ladakh region has borders with Pakistan along Line of Control (LoC). The strenuous terrain and chilling temperatures plummet to minus 40 C during winter invariably snowball the problems. Northern Command chief Lt Gen Ranbir Singh’s recent interactions with visiting scribes during Kargil Vijay Divas have become a basis for the rules that the troops have to observe in Jammu and Kashmir, the state under punch ...

DGP visits Kargil, Reviews security arrangements in view of LAHDC elections
Srinagar, August 19, (Scoop News)- Director General of Police, J&K Shri S.P Vaid-IPS who was accompanied by IGP Kashmir Zone Shri S.P Pani-IPS, DIG CKR Shri Vidhi Kumar Birdi-IPS, SSP PCR Kashmir Shri Shahid Mehraj-JKPS, and SP Kargil Shri Vinod Kumar-IPS, visited Zanskar Sub Division and Kargil to review the security arrangement in connection with 4th General Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council Election-2018. Shri S.P Vaid-IPS along with other officers visited Police Station Zanskar, where he interacted with the officers and jawans. Later on, worthy DGP J&K visited District Police Lines Kargil and interacted with Jawans at DPL Kargil. During these interactions, the DGP patientl...

LAHDC Polls: Observer takes stock of election arrangements in Zanaskar
Kargil, August 19, (Scoop News)- The Election Observer for 4th General Elections of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Kargil, Gulzar Ahmad Dar, today visited Sub Division Zanaskar and took stock of the arrangements made by the district administration for conducting the LAHDC Kargil elections 2018. During his visit, the Observer convened a meeting with the Returning and Assistant Returning Officers of Tai-Suru, Cha, Parkachik, Karsha and Padum Constituencies and got first hand appraisal of the arrangements made for the polls. Threadbare discussion was also held on various issues including arrangements made for media-persons who will be covering the polls. Expressing s...

LAHDC Polls: 2nd phase of randomization held at Kargil
Kargil,August 19, (Scoop News)-The second phase of Polling Personnel randomisation was held at National Informatics Center (NIC) Hall, DC Office Complex in Baroo today. Observers including Rajesh Sharma, Abdul Rashid War and Bilal Ahmed, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer (LAHDC) Kargil (Election Authority), Vikas Kundal, Superintendent of Police, Kargil, Dr. Vinod Kumar, DIO Iftikar Hussain, Nodal Officer Deployment and other concerned officers participated in the process. The polling will take place on August 27 while as counting will be held on August 31 and the entire process to elect 26 Councillors of the district for 4th General Election to the LAHDC Kargil shall be c...

 
 Debate
Imran is bidding for “New Pakistan”
K.N. Pandita We cannot help looking somewhat askance when we are told that Imran Khan wants to make a “New Pakistan”. There is mystery in the term “New Pakistan” about what it actually means? In his first speech after he was sworn in, Prime Minister Imran Khan focussed on very disquieting current financial situation of his country. The narrative is superscripted by what stance IMF will adopt once Pakistan approaches it for a massive bank loan to retrieve its collapsing economy. The US has made no bones of its unwillingness to oblige Pakistan if she approaches the IMF in which Washington has a big say. The reason given by the US official sources is that it has reports o...

Atalji, the Quintessential Gentleman – How he made a difference?
Arun Jaitley Atalji’s demise is referred to by many as end of an era. I, however, consider it as a continuation of the era of which he was one who laid the foundation. The political and ideological journey His political journey shaped his ideology. His convictions were shaped by his deep commitment to the nation from the student days association with the Quit India Movement to his joining the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and then being associated with Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee as one of the founders of the Bharatiya Jan Sangh. During his early days in the Jan Sangh...

A leader for the ages, he was ahead of the times
Narendra Modi in Narendra Modi's Blog on August 17, 2018 In times of turbulence and disruption, a nation is blessed to have a leader who rises to become its moral compass and guiding spirit, providing vision, cohesion and direction to his people. And, in such a moment at the turn of the century, India found one in Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who was gifted in spirit, heart and mind. For those of us who knew him, he was, first, the rarest of human beings, who touched and inspired everyone he met. He was compassionate to the core, generous in spirit, warm beyond measure and kind to a fa...

The penchant for rabble-rousing
K.N. Pandita In early August complete hartal for two days was observed in the entire Muslim belt of J&K State. Kashmir Valley is used to strikes in past decades but Sunday strike had one peculiarity. It was prominently noticeable in the Chenab Valley Muslim belt. That indicates deviation of this region from its known behaviour to calls from valley leadership in the past. It is after a long time that the region has witnessed a strike of this magnitude with protesting crowds swarming in rallies and marches in almost all towns dotting the entire region called “Greater Kashmir”. It is for the first time after the holy relic theft episode in 1962 that all factions, identitie...

Mehbooba took political “poison” for power!
Straight Talk
K B Jandial In the recorded history of civilization and also in mythology (Hindu) only one and that too Lord Shiva had drunk the poison. Mehbooba Mufti perhaps wanted to be recorded in the history as another person to “drink poison” when she claimed at PDD’s 19th foundation Day at Srinagar and then repeated it at Jammu, that she “drank the cup of poison” to continue out of compulsion in coalition with the BJP, following the death of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed in 2016”. She said that she had to drink poison to form coalition with BJP out of compulsion in the larger interest of the state and to get the people out of the dismal conditions. According to the most credible legend...

Can polls, threats, shutdowns coerce SC on article 35A?
Straight Talk
K. B. Jandial Under challenge Article 35 A of the Constitution has once again triggered a spell of tension bordering communal polarisation in J&K as 6th August date of its hearing in the country’s Apex Court draws nearer. Kashmir valley without exception is almost united with everybody, be it mainstream political parties, civil society, traders and hotel association, Bar Association or separatists, on retention of this contentious Article and successfully stoked emotions on it. PDP Chief Mehbooba who was in power in coalition with BJP till yesterday is in the forefront against diluting State’s special status, threatening “catastrophic ramifications for the entire countr...

N R C Draft And Challenge To Article 35 A
B L Saraf The National Register Of Citizens draft in the news . So is Article 35 A of the Union Constitution . That Article 35 A is placed alongside NRC draft may sound a bit incongruous . Well, both are under a judicial scrutiny at the highest level , and on a closer examination of the issues involved in them, one may get some sense of fairness which the so called ‘ nationalists’ must care to feel ,for the good of a political cause they espouse . While as nationalist forces are in glee on the publishing of this draft which intends to protect the Assam fr...

Is PM Modi going to Islamabad?
K.N. Pandita Observers are speculating Modi’s participation in the oath-taking ceremony of Pakistan Prime Minister-designate on 11 August in Islamabad. Will Imran Khan invite SAARC leaders? Will he invite Modi also? Will Modi agree to go to Islamabad if invited? These questions are widely debated in political circles. If Imran Khan is contemplating to invite SAARC leaders to his oath- taking ceremony, he is right in extracting political mileage out of it. For good reasons of its own, today Pakistan stands isolated in the comity of nations. It is simplistic to bring the onus for that to the doorsteps of the former Prime Minster; the real actors are hiding behind the curtain. ...

 Jammu News
Price Consultative Committee meet held at Directorate of FCS&CA
Jammu,August 21 (Scoop News)- A meeting of the Price Consultative Committee was convened today in the Office Chambers of Director, Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Department Jammu under the Chairmanship of Director FCS&CA, Jammu Amit Sharma to discuss, revise & re-fix the prices of the essential commodities like Mutton, Chicken, Live Sheep/Goat and Eggs, Bakery products, Halwai items, Milk and Milk Products, Fruits & Vegetables and alike. The meeting was attended by concerned officers of FCS&CA , Legal Metrology, Animal Husbandry, Horticulture and other departments besides representatives of Consumer Organisations and stake-holders from different trades including Bakery Associati...

ReT Forum, Anganwari delegations meet Rana, project their demands
Jammu, August 21 (Scoop News)- A delegation of the Jammu and Kashmir Rehbar-e-Taleem Forum on Tuesday called on MLA Nagrota and Provincial President National Conference Mr Devender Singh Rana and sought his intervention in seeking the 7thPay Commission Recommendations implemented in favour of SSA teachers from April 2018, as has been done in case of the State government employees. Led by Mr Rajesh Jamwal, Provincial President of the Forum, the delegation presented a memorandum, listing the various other demands and issues, which, inter-allia, include release of pending salaries and delinking SSA teachers from the State plan as there is huge pendency of arrears ReTs regularized sinc...

First phase of Guidance, Counselling camps concludes
Jammu, August 21 (Scoop News)-First phase of Guidance and Counselling camps being organized by Counselling Cell of Directorate of School Education Jammu, concluded today at Government Girls Higher Secondary School Rehari Jammu. On the directions of Director School Education Jammu, Rakesh Kumar Srangal, Counselling Cell of DSEJ, organized guidance and counselling camps at different government Schools. On pilot basis, the camps were conducted at Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Gandhi Nagar, GHSS Domana, GGHSS Satwari, GHSS Muthi, Hari Singh HSS and GGHSS Rehari Jammu. About 600 students participated in the first phase of these camps. The objectives of organizing such camps we...

People will never bring coalition rule of BJP-PDP again in state : Congress
Jammu, August 20,(Scoop News)-JKPCC chief, G.A. Mir, has said that BJP and PDP’s lust for power has left both the parties fully exposed regarding their commitment to political agenda and ideology and people would never repeat these parties in the state, in future. Addressing a series of meetings with party delegates as part of state wise campaign of Congress party to interact with foot soldiers of party, Mir said that people of Kashmir region would never repeat the mistake of giving mandate to PDP while BJP will be wiped out in Jammu region in view of their total U-turn on their respective agenda and ideology for sake of power. People now realize that their (PDP-BJP) only comm...

Congress remembers Rajiv Gandhi on 74th birth anniversary
Jammu, August 20, (Scoop News)-JKPCC held a function at party office in Jammu on Monday to observe 74th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. JKPCC president, GA Mir, presided over the function which was attended by senior PCC functionaries, leaders of Dist. Congress Committee, Blocks and Frontal Organizations. Paying floral tributes toRajiv Gandhi, Mir described him as the architect of 21st Century, who prepared the youth of the Country for the future challenges in the modern world, especially IT and Computer revolution, lowering of voting age from 21 years to 18 years and a vibrant Panchayat Raj system in the Country. He said that it was vision of Late ...

BJP supported candidates will sweep Panchayat Elections: Raina
Jammu, August 20 (Scoop News)- BJP supported candidates will sweep Panchayat elections, this was stated by BJP State President Ravinder Raina (MLA), while he was addressing a meeting of BJP District Presidents, District Prabharis and Constituency Incharges at party headquarter, Trikuta Nagar. The meeting also addressed by MP Lok Sabha Jugal Kishore Sharma, former Dy. Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta, BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, State General Secretaries Dr. Narinder Singh and Yudhvir Sethi, stood witness to the threadbare discussions on every minute detail in concern to the approaching Panchayat elections in the state of Jammu & Kashmir were held in an exhaustive meeting....

NC SC Cell seeks implementation of directions on reservation in promotions
Pledges to protect Article 35A
Jammu, August 20 (Scoop News)-National Conference SC Cell has called for the immediate implementation of decision with regard to reservation in promotions of the reserved categories as per court directives. Speaking at a meeting, the speakers also pledged to protect the Article 35A of the constitution, describing it as safeguard to distinct identity of the state subjects of Jammu and Kashmir, as envisioned by Maharaja Hari Singh. Senior National Conference leaders were addressing a workers meeting, organized by Mr Rakesh Dogra, Provincial Secretary of SC Cell at Salehar in R. S. Pura Sector, which was presided over by Mr Vijay Lochan, Co-Chairman National Conference...

PK pays rich tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee,termed him as a great friend of Kashmiri Pandit community
Jammu, August 20 (Scoop News)-Panun Kashmir while paying rich tributes to the Bharat Ratna Late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee termed him as a great friend of the Kashmiri Pandit community and the people of J&K State. Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo, President, Panun Kashmir in a press conference said that the Kashmiri Pandits as the indigenous people of Kashmir are the worst hit by the Article 35A which was introduced in 1954 through a Promulgation of the President of India. Since it has been put to the legal scrutiny in the Supreme Court of India, any protest against its hearing is tantamount to pressurizing the Apex Court on the issue. He said that that Kashmir alone does not represent Jammu...

 
 Kashmir News
Mirwaiz extends Eid Ul Azah greetings to entire Muslim Ummah including people of JK
highlights significance behind sacrificing animals
Srinagar, August 21, (Scoop News)-Mutahida Majlise Ulema (MMU) patron and All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, extended his warm greetings to the entire Muslim Ummah including the people of Jammu and Kashmir, on the auspicious occasion of Eid ul Azha. In a statement issued here, Mirwaiz in his Eid message said the occasion of Eid ul Azah has a significance as there is a great history behind sacrificing animals as the act reminds the people of the courage and patience shown by the Prophet Ibraheem and Ismaeel. He alleged in J&K, Eid ul Azha has come at a time when there is an all out assault our identity and citizenship rights as anti Kashmir forces...

Empowered Committee clears 34 cases for regularization under SRO-520
Stop sending sub-judice cases to EC: Navin to Deptts
Srinagar, August 21 (Scoop News)- The Governor’s administration today gave its nod to regularisation under SRO-520 of 34 casual/seasonal/need-based and other workers of different departments. Chairing a meeting of the Empowered Committee constituted under SRO-520, Principal Secretary Finance, Navin K Choudhary, cleared 16 cases from PHE, eight from Agriculture Production, six from Rural Development Department, two from Forest and one each from Revenue and Health departments. The orders for regularisation of these 34 employees will be issued separately, officials said. Choudhary asked the officers of various departments to stop the practice of referring cases, which have run into lega...

Union Secretary, CS review progress of flagship SBM-Gramin programme
Sanitation coverage across JK reaches 99%
Srinagar, August 21 (Scoop News)- Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India, Shri Parameswaran Iyer and Chief Secretary, Shri B V R Subrahmanyam Tuesday co-chaired a video conference with Deputy Commissioners to review the progress achieved under the SBM (G) Programme here at the Civil Secretariat. Shri Parameswaran Iyer lauded the efforts of Governor’s Administration for the remarkable turnaround in reaching close to 99% sanitation coverage from 50% in the month of February, 2018. Also, the ODF verification which was at 5% in July 2018 is now at 50%. Director General (Special Project), Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government ...

Union Secy MoDWS inspects 19 MGD filtration plant at Nishat
Srinagar, August 21 (Scoop News)- Union Secretary Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation ( MoDWS) Parameswaran Iyer and Secretary PHE and I&FC Farooq Ahmad Shah today visited 19 MGD filtration plant at Nishat here. While inspecting the various units of the filtration plant, both the dignitaries directed the concerned officers to ensure cleanliness in and around the filtration plant. They visited the laboratory section at the filtration plant and directed the concerned to ensure proper testing of the water samples and conduct of the tests according to the standard procedures to ensure safe drinking water to the people. They also stressed upon all the concerned to work with added dedic...

Start work on double shift to complete JCR flyover, TRC grade separator: Div Com
Srinagar, August 21 (Scoop News)- Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed officers of ERA to expedite the construction of Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh (JCR) flyover and TRC grade separator and ensure its timely completion by starting work on double shift basis. The Divisional Commissioner made these directions while reviewing the progress of construction works of the two prestigious projects of the capital city. The meeting was informed that the total cost of the Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover project is Rs 262 crore and the total project cost of TRC Grade Separator is Rs 64 crore. The construction work on both projects will be completed by endin...

CPI (M) appeals people to donate generously for Kerala flood victims
Srinagar, August 21 (Scoop News)- Jammu and Kashmir State Committee CPI (M) appealed people to donate generously to aid the rescue and relief operations in flood-hit Kerala. Kerala has been ravaged by unprecedented floods following torrential rains that also triggered landslides, claiming more than hundreds of lives since 8 August besides disrupting air, rail and road traffic in several places. According to reports more than 50,000 houses have been completely destroyed with more than 1.5 lakh people currently lodged in relief camps. Despite coordinated rescue efforts by multiple agencies, people are marooned in various parts of Kerala and waiting for succor. At this hour of unprecedent...

Advisor Kumar flags off dental professionals’ team of SAFE HANDS
‘Team to hold free checkup, dental health awareness at orphanages’
Srinagar, August 20 (Scoop News)- Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today flagged off a team of dental professionals of SAFE HANDS Dental Health & Awareness Centre for conducting dental awareness and free checkup programme at different orphanages in Srinagar and Budgam district. As part of its endeavor to spread awareness among people regarding dental health, SAFE HANDS has deputed 2 mobile vans along with 4 dental surgeon and 5 paramedics to conduct the free dental check-up of children at various orphanages in these two districts. During the week-long programme, the team will conduct a free dental checkup and also aware children about the importance of good dental health. Before fla...

Establish dedicated EOCs in every district at earliest: Farooq Shah
Reviews Disaster Preparedness at district level
Srinagar, August 20 (Scoop News)- Secretary Disaster Management Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (DMRRR), Farooq Ahmad Shah, on Monday directed the officials to work on war-footing basis for establishing dedicated Emergency Operation Centres (EOC) in every district of the State to coup with any kind of natural calamities. He passed these directions while reviewing the level of disaster preparedness in the State. The meeting was attended by all the Deputy Commissioners and ADCs of the state through video conferencing. Director Disaster Management, Director Finance Disaster Management and other senior Officers were also present in the meeting. He asked the Deputy Commissioners t...

 
 Other Stories
Union Sec MODWS visits Kupwara, reviews performance under ADP
Announces Rs 53 crores for uncovered habitations, Water Testing Lab
Kupwara, August 21 (Scoop News)- Union Secretary Drinking Water & Sanitation, Parameshwaran Iyer today convened a meeting of officers here to review the status of drinking water and sanitation in the district and overall performance under Transformation of Aspirational District Scheme of the Government of India. The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary, BVR Subramanyam, Secretary to Government PHE & I&FC Department, Farooq Ahmad Shah, Special DG Projects, Director Rural Sanitation, ADDC Kupwara, SE Hydraulic, Handwara/Kupwara, JD Planning Kupwara, Imtiyaz Ahmad, Exen PHE Division Kupwara and Handwara, District Information Officer Kupwara, ACD & ACR Kupwara. The District Developmen...

Union Secretary Water and Sanitation meets Governor
Srinagar, August 21 (Scoop News)- Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MoDWS), Government of India, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Civil Secretariat here today. Sh. Iyer briefed Governor about: (i) the schemes and allocations of his Ministry for augmentation of drinking water infrastructure and sanitation in J&K; (ii) the to-date status of various initiatives being taken for Katra Vaishno Devi project under the Swachh Iconic Places Scheme. He informed that implementation of the Katra scheme is being reviewed regularly basis to ensure its timely com...

Advisors Vyas, Kumar, Ganai greet people on Eid ul Azha
Chief Secretary extends greetings to people on Eid-ul-Adha
Srinagar, August 21 (Scoop News)- Advisors to Governor, B B Vyas, K Vijay Kumar and Khurshid Ahmad Ganai have extended greetings and good wishes to the people of the State on the auspicious occasion of Eid ul Azha. In their separate messages, the Advisors observed that this festival symbolizes strength of faith and willingness to offer the dearest of things in the righteous path. “May this festival become a harbinger of peace, prosperity and well being for the people of Jammu and Kashmir”, they prayed on the occasion. They expressed the hope that this auspicious occasion would mark a new beginning in upholding the human values in the State and bring everlasting contentment and pr...

Kansal reviews Durbar Move arrangements
Stresses on proper verification in allotment of Govt accommodation
Srinagar, August 21 (Scoop News)- Principal Secretary Planning, Rohit Kansal today chaired a meeting of Estates Department to review the arrangements of Durbar Move to the winter capital. The meeting was attended by Director Estates Tariq Hussain Ganai, Deputy Director Zafar Shawl, Deputy Director Estates and other officers. During the meeting, detailed discussions were held regarding residential accommodations for Move employees, besides sanitation and renovation works to be taken up in Government Quarters and Civil Secretariat Complex in the winter capital. Rohit Kansal directed the officials for ensuring the hiring of private houses and hotels within a stipulate...

DC Bandipora meets producers of film Notebook
Assures help in smooth conduct of shooting in the district
Bandipora,August 21 (Scoop News)- District Development Commissioner (DDC ), Bandipora, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary today met a group of film producers who had called on him to discuss various issues including shooting of film "Notebook" at village Zoorimanz, situated on the banks of Wullar lake. SSP Bandipora, Shiekh Zulfkar Azad; Assistant Commissioner Development, Jehangir Ahmad; District Information Officer, Mohammad Yousuf Mir, Tehsildar Bandipora, Mubashir Saleem Nazki and other concerned were present in the meeting. The meeting discussed threadbare various issues including security, accommodation, transportation, public interaction and other issues pertaining t...

Governor reviews development schemes in Pulwama district
Announces Rs 3.5 crore additionally besides Rs 2crore for Special Development Plan
Pulwama, August 20 (Scoop News)- Governor N N Vohra visited Pulwama district today to review the implementation of development works. He was accompanied by Sh. B.B. Vyas, Advisor to Governor, and Sh. Baseer Khan, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir. Governor had extensive discussions with the elected representatives of the district, Mohammad Khalil Band, MLA Pulwama, Zahoor Ahmad Mir, MLA Pampore, and MLA Tral Mushtaq Ahmad Shah and sought their views on developmental problems in the district. Issues relating to youth engagement, Education, Health, Water Supply and local Industry were among...

DSEK grieved over student's death
Srinagar, August 20 (Scoop News)- Director School Education Kashmir, Dr. G.N. Itoo has expressed shock over the sudden death of an 11th class student of GHSS Soura namely Sehar Saleem Sofi who passed away today after she fainted in the ground during morning assembly as per the report from GHSS Soura. She was taken to the SKIMS Soura where after the strenuous efforts of doctors she could not recover and doctors declared her dead. DSEK has said that the whole Department stands with the bereaved family in this hour of grief. Meanwhile, Chief Education Officer Srinagar, Mudasir Kaleem Fazili and whole Education fraternity has expressed shock over the sudden death of the student and prayed ...

Governor’s Administration raises Honorarium of Anganwari Workers, Helpers
Srinagar, August 20 (Scoop News)- On the initiative of Governor N N Vohra, the state’s Social Welfare Department, in a significant decision today, announced hike in the Honorarium of Anganwari Workers and Anganwari Helpers. According to Secretary Social Welfare, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone, the honorarium of the Anganwari Workers has been raised to Rs 4100 from the existing Rs 3600 and for Anganwari Helpers to Rs 2200 from the existing Rs 1800. He said the hike in honorarium of the Anganwari Workers and Helpers would go a long way in fulfilling their long-pending demand. Dr Lone said the Governor’s Administration has, meanwhile, decided to take a holistic re-look at the existing Anganwari...

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Drive against un-registered Private Clinics continues
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Governor’s Grievance Cell refutes news item
Governor greets people on Eid-ul-Azha
Dr. Farooq, Omar Abdullah greet people on Eid-ul-Azha
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New PM’s first task: stop burning of girls schools
Now Hazaras ask: Are we Pakistanis?
Pakistan economy in dire stress
How Pak Generals remain above law
LeT danger lurks in the shadows
India and the PTM in Pakistan: only imagined links
Fresh security risks to TAPI Gas Pipeline
Required to meet terror funding diktat Pakistan makes excuses, finds faults
Pashtun anger is rising
India- Pak Ties and Korea Peace Move are Wide Apart
 
 
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