Friday, October 20, 2017
 
 Top Stories of The Day
Prime Minister celebrates Diwali with soldiers in Gurez Valley
Gurez ,October 19, (Scoop News)-The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today celebrated Diwali with the jawans of Indian Army and BSF, in the Gurez Valley, near the Line of Control, in Jammu and Kashmir. He was there for nearly two hours. This is the fourth successive Diwali that the Prime Minister has celebrated with jawans on the border. The Prime Minister offered sweets and exchanged greetings with the jawans. Addressing the jawans, the Prime Minister, said that like everyone else, he too wishes to spend Diwali with his family. Therefore, he said, he had come among the jawans of the Armed Forces, whom he considers to be "his family." The Prime Minister said he gets new energy when he spends time among the jawans and soldiers of the Armed Forces. He appreciated their penance and sacrifice, amid harsh conditions. The Prime Minister said that he had been told that the jawans prese...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
CM visits children’s home at R S Pura
says their social integration every citizen’s obligation
Jammu, October 19, (Scoop News)-Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has underscored the need for social integration and proper rehabilitation of orphans and the destitute. Interacting with the inmates of a children’s and destitute home at R S Pura today, the Chief Minister said though Government is doing what it is supposed to do for the welfare of orphans and destitute but, she added, besides Government it is the obligation of every citizen to play its role in proper rehabilitation and social integration of these victims of fate. Mehbooba Mufti appealed all sections of people to devote part o...

Dr Farooq Abdullah asks people to remain united, shun differences
Meets student delegation from Poonch
Srinagar, October 19, (Scoop News)-National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah Thursday impressed upon people to maintain unity among different sections of the society and work towards spreading the teachings of Islam. While addressing a group of students belonging to Jamia Zia ul Uloom, Higher Secondary School Poonch at his Gupkar residence Dr Farooq Abdullah said, “The whole country is going through very tough times. The forces inimical to the unity are out on loose. Their only concern is to spread hatred and vitiate peaceful atmosphere. It therefore is incumbent upon all of us ...

Army chief reviews security in valley
Srinagar, October 18, (Scoop News)- The Chief of Army Staff Gen Bipin Rawat arrived at Srinagar today to carry out a review of security situation in the Kashmir valley. The COAS was received by Lt Gen D Anbu, Northern Army Commander and Lt Gen JS Sandhu, Chinar Corps Commander. The Chief addressed all officers in Badami Bagh Cantt and complimented them for providing excellent military leadership in the most challenging circumstances. He also commended all ranks for their relentless pursuit towards achieving the objective of bringing in peace and normalcy to the Val...

2nd Lamp Lighting Ceremony and Annual Day function of SMVDCoN Kakryal
Governor for developing Nursing College as a front rank institution in nursing and research
Kakryal ,October 18, (Scoop News)-The Lamp Lighting and Oath Taking Ceremony of the 2nd batch of B. Sc. Nursing students of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi College of Nursing (SMVDCoN), Kakryal, and the Annual Day function of this College was held here today. Governor N. N. Vohra, Chairman of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, was the Chief Guest. Mr. H. L. Maini, Mr. Justice (Retd) Permod Kohli and Maj. Gen. (Retd) Shiv Kumar Sharma, Board Members; Prof. Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University; Mr. Jitendra Kumar Singh, Chief Executive Officer of the Shrine Board; Mr. P...

 
 Ladakh News
Manhas for cultural awareness, promotion of art, languages
Kargil, October 19, (Scoop News)-Vice President Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, Zafar Iqbal Manhas today held a meeting with the writers, poets and intellectuals of the district over several broader issues concerning the promotion and development of art, culture and languages in the sub-region. Speaking on the occasion, Manhas while underlining the importance of cultural awareness in the present era urged upon the writers and intellectuals to work proactively to spread cultural awareness so as to prepare people’s mind to keep the social and moral values alive and kicking which are to a great extent influenced by the onslaught of modernity. He favoured the idea of greater coordinati...

Thousands of Ladakhi devotees participate in prayers at Drikung Kagyur Monastery near Dheradun
Drikung Chetsang Rinpoche gives sermon to his followers
Leh(Ladakh), October 19, (Scoop News)-Over 5,000 devotees congregated at a function held in Drikung Kagyur Monastery in Dehradun on Thursday to commemorate 800 years of Drikung Kyoba Jigten Sumgen , the founder of the Drikung order (Red Sect) in Tibet. The congregation was led by Drikung Chetsang Rinpoche where thousands of devotees had assembled in the monastery from all around the world and the Himalayan region. The prayers will continue for next few days more. His Holiness Driking Kyabgon Chetsang, born in 1946 is the 37th throne holder of the Drkung Kagyu lineage and 7th...

Govt making scientific interventions to bring Ladakh on Horticulture map: Basharat Bukhari
Flags off team of doctors, paramedics on Hepatitis B vaccination campaign at Shargole block
Kargil, October 18, (Scoop News)-Underlining the need for adopting innovative and scientific measures to boost the horticulture produce, Minister for Horticulture Syed Basharat Bukhari today said the Government is keen to bring the Ladakh on the horticulture map of the State. The Minister said this during his visit to Fruit Mandi Complex at Kurbathang to take stock of ongoing work, the Minister was informed by the Horticulture Department officials that the Mandi is being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 1.09 crore to provide avenues for better and convenient marketing practices to the farmers of the region. Chairmen Legislative Council Haji Anayat Ali, MLA Kargil Haji Asgar Ali Karb...

Massive Campaign begin to free Kargil against Hepatitis ‘B’.
“Governments ashamed before such activities”
Kargil,October 18, (Scoop News)-Amid to free Kargil from Hepatitis ‘B’ Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust health wing Baqirya Health Care and Research Centre Kargil as a part of its vision ‘2020’ begin its “Mission Hepatitis ‘B’ Free Kargil” massive campaign at TFC ground Kargil. During the inaugural ceremony Syed Basharat Bukhari Hon’ble Minister for horticulture Govt. of J&K was the chief guest while as Chairman legislative council Kargil Haji Anayat Ali, Honorable M.L.C and Vice President Cultural Academy J & K Govt, Mr, Zafar Iqbal Manhaas, MLA Kargil Haji Asgar Ali Karbalai, Commissioner Secretary Horticulture Mr. Manzoor Ahmad Lone, Director Horticulture Mr. Manzoor Ahmad Qadiri, D...

Veterans urge MoD to end anomaly in death benefits of casualties between troops deployed on LoC , IB and LoAC
Leh(Ladakh), October 18, (Scoop News)-Notwithstanding the specific instructions issued by the former Union defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar, regarding discontinuation of the incongruity between the army personnel deployed along the Line of Control (LoC), International Border (IB) and the Line of Actual Control (LoAC) in death benefits for casualties. According to well informed sources, the rules, at present, are at variance for such casualties on deployment of troops facing Pakistan on western border and China on the eastern border. The sources said the Union Ministry of Defence (MoD) was castigated by the members of a high level committee which was constituted by the government in...

Basharat Bukhari visits Kargil, reviews horticulture scenario
Kargil, October 17, (Scoop News)- Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Bukhari Tuesday said the Government has undertaken a holistic programme to ensure sustainable development of horticulture sector in the State, besides formulating vision document to revamp the sector. The Minister said this while addressing various gatherings during his extensive tour to Kargil district of Ladakh region. Chairman Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali was also present on the occasion. Secretary Horticulture, Manzoor Ahmad Lone, Director Horticulture Planning, Manzoor Ahmad Qadri, Additional Deputy Co...

Kargil Commemorate the Death Anniversary of Harzat-e- Imam Zanul-Abi-Deen {A.S}
Also observed at Sankoo ,TSG and Tai-Suru Block
Kargil, October 16, (Scoop News)-As a Parts of the world the anniversary of martyrdom ofHarzat-e-Imam Zain-ul-Abideen(A.S) was observed tremendous religious fervour in kargil on Monday.thousand of people’s from different villages of Kargil town and its adjacent area's assemble at Islamiya School kargil and Histroic Jamiya Masjid Kargil.where religious Ulamas elaborated and threw light on life of Harzat Imam Zanul-Abid-deen (A.S) and extended its heartfelt condolence pay rich paid tributes to Harzat-e-Imam Zain-ul-Abideen(A.S) they advised to the people to follow the path of Islam and the also...

CEC inspects on-going black topping sites in Leh
Leh, October 16, (Scoop News)-The Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Leh Dr. Sonam Dawa Lonpo along with a team of engineers headed by S.E PDW Leh Tashi Chombel today visited various sites of Shenam-nallah, taxi-stand, maney-khang, Skampari, lower Maney-tselding, and Housing colony areas where the final phase of black topping is being carried out. It is pertinent to mention here that SE PWD Chombel had given directions for culmination of black topping altogether by 15th of October however due to favourable weather condition, black topping at few areas were undertaken to be completed in a...

 
 Debate
Supreme Court’s Displeasure - A moment of truth for the legal fraternity
By B L Saraf Supreme Court has expressed displeasure at an affidavit filed by Jammu and Kashmir’s lawyers’ body listing the accession of Kashmir to India as “ mysterious “and “controversial “, “ rigged elections “ and “ catch and kill “ policy of security personnel as “ historical reasons “ for the street violence and protests in Kashmir . As reported , some days back the Supreme Court , while dealing with a petition filed by the High Court Bar Associating Srinagar raising the plea of “ extensive use “ of pellet guns by the security forces for “ crowd control “ , told the petitioner “ We are slightly shocked at the affidavit fi...

Will anyone own struggle for Accession Day?
Straight Talk
By K B Jandial Fifty six years after his death, Maharaja Hari Singh did a remarkable feat for his native place- he ‘united’ Jammu on at least one issue, be that is on public holiday on his birthday. Even though Mehbooba Govt didn’t accede to the growing demand for a public holiday on 23rd September, Maharaja’s soul must be extremely contended to see that he was able to unite almost all organisations-political, cultural, social, literary, youth, trade and Industry. The magnitude of the public functions, mostly in the winter capital of the State and public enthusiasm is indeed a greater achievement of the cause rather than getting a public holiday. And the Maharaja...

Home Minister’s panacea of 5 Cs
By K.N Pandita Home Minister Rajnath Singh has just concluded his 4-day visit to J&K. He spent maximum of his time in Srinagar, and the customary eye wash of visit to Jammu by way of a balancing act. I looked up in dictionary to find out if 5-Cs carries some deeper or mysterious meaning. I found none. What does HM want to convey and to whom, is my question. One usually observed ritual about Kashmir issue is to “talk in hyperbole”. Responsible Central and State Ministers all take recourse to hyperbole when they are under pressure to articulate on the genesis of Kashmir question. It is never a straightforward and honest articulation and the reason is that they have no c...

ARC alone can end Jammu discrimination
Straight Talk
By K B Jandial Jammu rightly woke up last week to speak out its anger-filled heart to two important panels, one headed by the former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh and another by Union Home Minister Rajnath which visited the State. The ‘Policy and Planning Group’ of Congress set up in April this year, sought to update its approach towards J&K situation before formulating its policy on the State while Rajnath’s delegation was a follow-up to Modi’s I-Day call for embracing (galey lagana) Kashmiris to restore peace & confidence and also to review overall situation including execution of PM’s Rs one lakh crore development package. While the Home Minister group came to Jammu after spending t...

B R I C S Declaration – Challenge to Pakistan and added responsibility for India
By B L Saraf It is indeed a measure of success for India that China has , finally, agreed to include specific references to Pakistan based anti – India terror groups Lashkar e – Taiba and Jeish -e - Mohammad in the BRICS Declaration , issued at the conclusion of BRICS nations conference recently held in Xiamen China . The conference has condemned terrorism in all forms . What makes this declaration significant is that it comes despite China cautioning India , in run up to the conference , not to raise terrorism issue of Pakistan based terrorist out fits in Xiamen . It also comes after last year’s Goa conference where move to condemn these terrorist orga...

PM reshuffles his ministerial team
By K.N. Pandita For the first time ever since Narendra Modi formed NDA government in 2014, a major reshuffle has been made in the ministerial team. Common belief is that ministerial reshuffle is not a major event that takes place during the tenure of a party in power. From that angle the recent is not fraught with any unusual significance. Reshuffling of the Council of Ministers is the prerogative of a Prime Minister, who, in the parlance of political science is the first among the equals. The essential philosophy behind reshuffle is neither disapproval nor censure of any ministerial colleague though deducing such negative inferences is something like a fantasia that has s...

J&K: Way ahead
By B L Saraf By way of mid-term appraisal of his governance, PM Narendra Modi has just reshuffled the Cabinet. Merit of the exercise apart, Cabinet changes are a routine affair, used as a device for ensuring administrative efficiency and effective political management required for better election results. We are given to understand that changes in the Cabinet were, partly, based on performance and, in part, aimed at 2019 Lok Sabha elections : that indolence has been punished and efficiency appreciated. It is good to see accountability catching up with the persons perched at the top. As it is with a commercial enterprise so with the Government, it is better to have a period...

Good and Bad Reforms
By Amit Kushari The last three years have been quite eventful in India. We had Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister, who had a very keen desire to reform the Indian society in every possible way. Since he had a brute majority in Parliament, he could venture to attempt many things which even great Prime Ministers like Atal Bihari Bajpayee and Narasimha Rao didn’t dare to undertake because they simply did not have enough numbers and had to depend on other parties. Rajiv Gandhi did have the numbers but he did not attempt to bring in uniform civil code or abolish Article 370 and 35A of the constitution. He was not willing to lose Muslim votes; he did not want to lose the support o...

 Jammu News
Ganga celebrates Diwali with CRPF personnel
Hails their dedication towards service of nation
Samba, October 19, (Scoop News)-The Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga today celebrated the festival of lights -Diwali with the personnel of 38 Battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) stationed here at Smailpur. The Minister joined the celebrations in presence of a large number of CRPF personnel led by Battalion Commandant, Ram Kumar Singh and Dy Commandant B. S Chauhan. Ganga extended his warm greetings to the personnel and hailed their spirit for staying away from home in the service of nation when entire country is celebrating the most significant fest...

Festivals a time for celebrationWith weaker Sections of Society: Vibodh
Vibodh Celebrates Deepawali With Rajouri Slum Children
Rajouri, October 19, (Scoop News)-With an aim to share happiness with slum dwellers and to bring smile on their faces on the eve of Diwali, Bhartiya Janta Party unit of Rajouri led by MLC Vibodh Gupta today celebrated Deepawali with slum people. Speaking on the occasion, MLC Vibodh said Diwali supposedly brings joy and happiness to everyone’s life, but the children of slums are miles away from this happiness. " To make their diwali memorable it was decided that festival will also be celebrated with slum kids by distributing distributed crackers, sweets, fruits and eatables among to them." MLC said. . Childrens burned some crackers on the spot to express their joy. Gupta...

Dr Jitendra inaugurates newly constructed Bhini Bridge
Rs 22 cr project improves connectivity with HP, Punjab
Kathua, October 18, (Scoop News)-Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region, Dr Jitendra Singh today said that time has come to gear up men and machinery for accelerating the pace of development in the Jammu and Kashmir and enable the people to reap maximum benefit from series of projects taken up in the state. Jitendar Singh was addressing a public gathering after inaugurating newly constructed Bhini Bridge at Billawar of Kathua district executed by BRO under Project Sampark. The bridge having span of 259 Mtr has been built over river Bhini at 42.59 KM on Dhar-Udham...

Steps afoot to strengthen healthcare infrastructure in Basohli: Lal Singh
‘Rs 2 cr earmarked for Sananghat PHC; work in full swing’
Jammu, October 18, (Scoop News)- Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment Choudhary Lal Singh today said that government has initiated several projects to strengthen healthcare infrastructure in Basholi. He said that Rs 2 crore has been earmarked for construction of Primary Health Centre at Sananghat Basohli and the vital facility would be soon dedicated to people of the area. The Minister was addressing a large gathering after listening the problems of the people of Sananghat and its adjoining areas, here today. Chief Conservator of Forests Farooq Gillani, Additional Deputy Commissioner Sanjay Gupta, Assistant Commissioner Development were also present. Choudhary Lal Singh sa...

Zulfkar for timely payment of commission, carriage charges to ration dealers
Jammu, October 18, (Scoop News)- Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and Information Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today directed the FCS&CA department to ensure timely payment of commission and carriage charges to the ration dealers. The Minister was speaking at an open interactive session, ‘Mahapanchayat’ organized by the department at Food Store, Nagrota to listen to the grievances of the ration dealers. MLA, Marh Sukhnandan Choudhary, MLA, Jammu East Rajesh Gupta, MLC Ramesh Arora were also present on the occasion. Responding to the grievances of ration dealers, the Minister stressed on proper weighing of allocated ration to each fair price shop. He also instructe...

Kavinder for providing better road connectivity in rural areas
Kick starts macadamization work at Khwas Khan
Jammu, October 18, (Scoop News)- Emphasizing on better road connectivity in rural areas, Speaker Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta today said that Government is making concerted efforts towards meeting this objective. “Government has laid full focus on development of infrastructure and provide better civic amenities to the people in rural areas with special focus on improving road connectivity” he said after launching macadamization work of 500 mtr road here at Khwas Khan Village. The work is estimated to cost Rs 5.33 lakh. The Speaker said that upgrading of the Khwas road was a long pending demand adding that more macadamization work will be taken up to p...

Bali Bhagat discusses preparations for commissioning of Govt Ayurvedic Medical College
Jammu, October 18, (Scoop News)- Minister for Health and Medical Education Bali Bhagat today chaired a meeting of senior functionaries of the department to discuss the preparations in connection with inauguration of Govt. Ayurvedic Medical College, Jammu. The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary Dr. Pawan Kotwal, Director ISM Kabir Dar, Principal, Govt Medical College Jammu Sunanda Raina, Director Health Services Gurjeet Singh, Mission Director Dr Mohan Singh, Medical Superintendent Government Ayurvedic Hospital Dr. Taran Singh, Deputy Director ISM Dr. Davinder K. Gupta, Nodal Officer Govt Ayurvedic Hospital Dr. Narinder Sharma besides concerned officers of various departments. D...

Governor inaugurates Gurukul Phase-II
Katra, October 18, (Scoop News)-To provide residential accommodation to the students pursuing Shastri Course and their teachers, the Acharyas, Governor N. N. Vohra, Chairman Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, inaugurated Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Gurukul Phase-II at Charan Paduka, Katra. Dr. S. S. Bloeria, Dr. Ashok Bhan, H. L. Maini, Justice (Retd) Permod Kohli and Maj. Gen. (Retd) Shiv Kumar Sharma, Board Members; Jitendra Kumar Singh, Chief Executive Officer of Shrine Board; Prasanna Ramaswamy G, Deputy Commissioner, Reasi; Dr. M. K. Kumar, Additional CEO of Shrine Board; Tahir Bhat, S...

 
 Kashmir News
Restrictions in 7 Srinagar police station areas on Oct 20
Srinagar,October 19, (Scoop News)-According to the District Magistrate Srinagar, restrictions under Section 144 of CrPC will remain in force under the jurisdiction of Police Stations Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, M R Gunj, Safakadal and partially in Kralkhud and Maisuma, in district Srinagar on October 20 (Friday) as a precautionary measure to avoid any untoward incident. ...

Braid chopping incidents" District admin seeks cooperation from public to maintain peace
Srinagar, October 19, (Scoop News)-According to the spokesman District administration Srinagar, two incidents of braid chopping were reported in Srinagar on 18th of October, one at Mehjoor Nagar at 7 a.m and another at Sangam Srinagar at 3:30 p.m. Reportedly both the ladies (victims) were attacked by unidentified assailants within the premises of their residential houses. The district administration immediately rushed the teams to provide medical assistance to the victims and to assess the situation in order to find ways and means to tackle this menace. The Spokesman district administration said that It has come to fore after proper analysis that the braid chopping incidents occurred he...

Braid cutting: DC Kulgam constitutes special investigation team
Kulgam, October 19, (Scoop News)-Deputy Commissioner Kulgam, Talat Parvez Rohella today chaired a meeting to review the progress, so far, on reported incidents of braid chopping in the district. He directed for constituting a special composite investigation team comprising officers from revenue and police, besides doctors, counselling psychologist/psychiatrist who will investigate braid cutting incidents and provide assistance to victims. On the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner said that Village Level Committees have already been constituted to maintain vigil and report facts on such incidents. The members of the special investigation composite team said that during any incident, the ...

IGP CRPF calls on Governor
Srinagar, October 19, (Scoop News)-Zulfiquar Hassan, Inspector General of Police (Operations) CRPF, called on N.N. Vohra, Governor, at Raj Bhavan. Sh. Hassan briefed the Governor about certain issues relating to the CRPF’s role and responsibility and the outcomes achieved in the past year. Governor complimented Sh. Hassan, and all his officers and men, for the difficult tasks being handled by the CRPF, in close coordination with all other Security Forces. Governor reiterated his concern about the need for minimum force being used and care being taken to ensure against fatalities while cont...

On demanding salary, boss labels his employee as a braid chopper
and gets him severely thrashed, admitted in SKIMS
Kupwara, October 19, (Scoop News)-When Jameel Ahmed Dar approached his employer Mohammed Sultan Lone of Kralgund area for his pending emoluments on Monday last, Dar’s boss created a ruckus in the village and tagged him as a ‘braid chopper’. Without validation, he was beaten to pulp by the unruly mob. According to sources, Dar was working as a tractor driver with Lone for past several months and had not been paid his salary by his employer for all these months. Lone initially denied reimbursement of money to him under one or the other pretext, the sources added. On Monday last, Dar visited his employer’s place again to get his pending salary from his boss, but on seeing him Lone cre...

National Conference condemns killing of PDP worker
Express condolences with the bereaved family
Srinagar, October 18, (Scoop News)- National Conference Wednesday condemned the brutal killing of a former Sarpanch and PDP worker Mohammad Ramzan Sheikh of Imambara Shopian. Expressing condolences with the bereaved family party Chief Spokesperson Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi said, "National Conference stands in solidarity with the family of the slain Sarpanch in this moment of inconsolable grief. Mohammad Ramzan Sheikh was a common unarmed Kashmiri. His killing brings back the memories of hundreds of brutal murders of political workers in Kashmir over the past three decades." Reiterating that the killers be brought to book Ruhullah said, “Killing people on the basis of political ...

Measures afoot to upgrade educational infrastructure in border areas: Altaf Bukhari
Srinagar, October 18, (Scoop News)- The Minister of Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today said that several measures are underway to upgrade educational infrastructure in remote and far-flung areas especially border areas of the state so that better academic facilities are ensured to students there. He said this while interacting with a delegation of students from Jamia Zia-ul-Uloom Group of Institutions, Poonch who are on five-day educational-cum-study tour to Kashmir. The group of students led by their Principal Wahid Ahmad Banday met the Minister here today. While interacting with the Minister, the students informed that there is need to upgrade infrastructure in Government Sch...

AAC expresses concern over unabated incidents of braid chopping
alleges callous approach of authorities towards issue
Srinagar, October 18, (Scoop News)-An extraordinary meeting was held at Awami Action Committee (AAC) headquarters Mirwaiz Manzil in downtown area of capital city under the leadership of AAC patron Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. The meeting expressed concern over the unabated incidents of braid chopping and the callous approach of the government towards the issue which has triggered a new wave of fear among the women folk across Kashmir. The meeting said that all the claims of the government regarding putting an end to braid cutting incidents have proved futile. During the meeting, Mirwaiz met various delegations of youth who apprised him about framing of local level committees for night...

 
 Other Stories
Braid chopping: Committee constituted to probe incidents in Anantnag
Anantnag, October 19, (Scoop News)-District administration Anantnag has constituted a Committee to investigate the braid chopping incidents reported in the district. The district administration has sought cooperation of the general public to nab culprits and maintaining peace. Meanwhile, the district administration thanked Village and Auqaf committees for being proactive in their approach and maintaining vigil. The administration appealed people not to pay heed to rumors and cooperate with the Committee so that a thorough investigation is carried out into these incidents. People have been urged to cooperate with district administration and for any assistance conta...

AIP protest in Handwara against braid-chopping
Silence by different streams over my NIA summoning has proved that I am neither Indian nor Pakistani proxy :Er. Rasheed
Handwara, October 19, (Scoop News)- A Large number of people participated today in an anti braid chopping protest at Handwara led by AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Er. Rasheed. Addressing the gathering at Main Chowk Handwara Er. Rasheed appealed all the stake holders not to make Kashmir a hub of conspiracies and added they must restrain from destroying self respect and dignity of Kashmiri women for political goals. He said “Govt. is duty bound to nab the culprits and find out the miscreants behind these shameful incidents. If Govt. fails in doing so, then onus lies on the Govt. and its agencies as they are duty bound to protect the life and property of masses”. Er. Rasheed reiter...

Farmers’ welfare among Govt’s top priorities: Dy CM
VC, Kissan Board hosts Diwali Milan for farmers
Jammu, October 18, (Scoop News)-Asserting that welfare of farmers was among top priorities of the government, Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today said it has taken series of path-breaking measures for their benefit. “Setting up paddy procurement centres in the far-flung areas of the state is one among many initiatives taken by the government for the welfare of farming community”, Dr Singh said. The Deputy CM was addressing a gathering of farmers during an interactive session cum Diwali Milan hosted by vice Chairman, State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans, Daljit Singh Chib here. MLA, Ramnagar R.S Pathania was also present on the occasion. The Deputy CM further said the...

Naeem Akhtar visits JKPSC headquarters, reviews its needs
Srinagar, October 18, (Scoop News)- Promising all possible help to address the infrastructural problems of Jammu Kashmir Public Service Commission, Minister for Public Works Naeem Akhtar today directed the officials to retrofit the three unused buildings of Sericulture department to be converted into examination halls of JKPSC. The Minister visited the JKPSC office today to review various developmental works of the commission. He was accompanied by JKPSC chairman, CE R&B, officials of ERA, Sericulture and other departments. The Minister was informed about the acute shortage of space for examination hall for the commission to which he directed the officials to examine the possibilities of ...

Mir Zahoor inspects proposed modern fish market, retail outlet sites in Srinagar
Srinagar, October 18, (Scoop News)-Minister of State for Forest, Environment, Fisheries, Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Cooperatives, Mir Zahoor Ahmad today inspected the sites identified for setting up of modern wholesale fish market and retail outlet in Tangipora and Parimpora areas of Batamaloo Constituency of Srinagar. MLA Batamaloo, Noor Mohammad Sheikh also accompanied the Minister during the visit. On the occasion, the Fisheries Department apprised the Minister about the progress of acquisition of land already identified for establishment of fish market and retail outlets. It was informed that an amount of Rs 3.24 crore have already been sanctioned for setting up of these projects. ...

SDG CRPF reviews the security arrangement
Jammu,October 18, (Scoop News)-A security review meeting was held on 18.10.17 at Banihal and Kishtwar to assess the security arrangement. S N Shrivastava IPS, Special DG J&K Zone CRPF presided over the meeting which was attended by CRPF officials and officers of other sister agencies viz. Army, JK Police and Intelligence agencies. During the meeting, Shri Shrivastava briefed the officials about the prevailing security scenario in the region and challenges impending before the Forces in the backdrop of Darbar move from Srinagar to Jammu. He also stressed upon the need to enha...

Hanjura meets Spanish agriculture officials
Seeks technical assistance, cooperation in promotion of Kashmiri saffron at international level
Albscet,(Spain), October 18, (Scoop News)- Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura today met with Spanish Agriculture officials here and sought their technical assistance and cooperation in the promotion of Kashmiri saffron at International level. The Agriculture Minister was accompanied by Principal Secretary Agriculture Production, Sandeep Kumar Naik, Director Agriculture Kashmir, Altaf Aijaz Andrabi, and Chief Scientist, Dr F A Nehvi. During their meeting with Spanish Agriculture officials, Hanjura briefed them about the high quality and uniqueness found in Saffron grown...

9252 candidates participate in Physical Test for Forest Guard posts in Kashmir: SSB
Walk Test in Jammu Division from 25 Oct
Srinagar, October 17, (Scoop News)- J&K Services Selection Board Monday concluded the Walk Tests for Kashmir Division for various posts of Forest department which stood advertised since 2012, 2013 and 2014. According to a statement issued by a spokesman of the SSB, the Walk tests were conducted at SIDCO Industrial Estate, Budgam, in which 9252 candidates participated over a period of 11 days, from 5th October to 16th October. He said the successful candidates shall now have to sit in written exam likely to be conducted in December 2017. The spokesman said that the Walk Test for candidates belonging to Jammu Division is scheduled to be held from 25 October 2017 till the first week of...

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Tribute to police martyrs on Chaharum of Martyr SgCt Khursheed Ahmad
Mental Illness: Waiting for attention
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Restoring Peace and Stability in Myanmar
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