Thursday, August 21, 2014
 
 Top Stories of The Day
EC of State Finance Ministers meets at New Delhi
Consensus reached among States regarding HSN Coding, Threshold, Exemptions: Rather
New Delhi, August 20, (Scoop News)-In a significant development, the States of the Country have reached to a consensus with regard to HSN Coding, Threshold and Exemptions in connection with implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime. This was announced at a meeting of the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers held at New Delhi today to discuss wage and means for implementation of the new tax regime, GST in the Country. The J&K, Minister for Finance, Abdul Rahim Rather who is also the Chairman of the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers. Speaking on the occasion, Rather recalled the discussions held in the Bhubaneshwar meeting regarding Dual Control, Threshold, Exemptions and IGST when the Committees to examine these issues were formed. He informed the Empowered Committee that these Committees have now submitted their reports. The reports of the two Committees, viz, ‘the Committee on problem of Dual Control, Threshold and Exemptions in the GST Regime’ and ‘the Committee on IGST and GST on imports’ were put before the Empowered Committe...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
Speaker reviews arrangements for autumn session
Asks close coordination between officers to make the session grand success
Srinagar, August 20, (Scoop News)-The Speaker, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Mubarak Gul has asked the officers of different departments to work with dedication and unison and make the upcoming autumn session beginning from August 25 and concluding on August 30 a grand success. Chairing a high level meeting of officers of civil and police convened to review the arrangements made for the forth coming Assembly session, the Speaker directed the Security authorities to ensure deployment of adequate staff well versed with Parliamentary traditions within the premises of the Assembly Com...

PDP to reorient horticulture, tourism sectors: Mehbooba
Demands relief to farmers facing losses
Srinagar, August 20, (Scoop News)-Reiterating her party’s commitment to give priority to horticulture sector in Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday said Shopian constituency faces acute problems of irrigation especially in Karewa areas. Addressing various roadside meetings in the Shopian constituency, she said in spite of being source of rich water bodies the successive governments have failed in harnessing the local water resources for irrigation of land in Karewa areas. She said the people living in these areas have to even face immense pro...

Rumours about leasing out Yusmarg to Army totally baseless: Rather
Srinagar,August 19, (Scoop News)- The Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Mr Abdul Rahim Rather has described the rumours ,spread by some vested interests, that the tourist resort Yusmarg is proposed to be leased out to army , as totally baseless and far from truth. Mr Rather has said that Yusmarg is one of the famous tourist resorts of the state and the Government is keen to develop it for domestic and international tourists. He said some major initiatives have already been taken for this purpose adding that Yusmarg Development Authority (YDA) is in place which has already started building tourist infrastructure in Yusmarg for promotion of tourism be...

Congress-NC engaged in futile mock fights: Baig
Says state suffered major damage under present dispensation
Srinagar, August 19, (Scoop News)- Senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader and Member of Parliament, Muzzafar Hussain Baig, Tuesday, has said Congress and National Conference are engaged in futile mock fights to divert attention of the people from the collapse of administration, complete anarchy and loot under Omar Abdullah. Referring to the statement of the Congress leader, Prof. Saifudin Soz about the inability of the chief minister to convene cabinet meeting and its possible fallout in the shape of collapse of coalition, Baig said the two parties are engaging themselves in futile mock fights. “If the Congress feels that the coalition has damaged the interests of the ...

 
 Ladakh News
Spalbar calls Nubra valley an ornament of Ladakh
Leh, August 20, (Scoop News)- The Kunrogs Tsogspa of Diskit, Nubra today celebrated the valedictory function of the 3 days long Annual Fund Raising Mela organized at Mini Stadium, Diskit and CEC, LAHDC, Rigzin Spalbar was the chief guest on the occasion. He was accompanied by EC, Health Dr. Sonam Wangchuk and MLA, Nubra, Tsetan Namgial. Addressing the gathering, CEC said that the coming generation is the future of Ladakh and stressed that the responsibility is on our shoulders to pass on our identity, moral values and cultural heritage to these budding youngsters in its true sense. “It is our primary duty to provide our children with all the facilities, knowledge and wisdom to make the...

Jora inaugurates Community Hall; says Leh at par with Jammu, Srinagar
in terms of dev
Leh, August 19, (Scoop News)- Minister for Urban Development & Urban Local Bodies, Nawang Rigzin Jora today inaugurated a Community Hall here today. MLC Norboo Gyaltsan, CEC, LAHDC, Rigzin Spalbar, ECs and concerned district officers were present on the occasion. The Community Hall has been completed at an estimated cost of Rs. 65.30 lac under various schemes. In his speech Jora said in terms of development Leh district stands at par with Jammu and Kashmir in terms of road connectivity, district hospital, Mini Secretariat, etc. The people of Ladakh live a hard life combating all the challenges of harsh weather and other geographical constraints; still we have been exemplary in preserv...

We are politicians not by chance, but by choice;Jora
Leh, August 19, (Scoop News)- The minister for Urban Dev. & Local Bodies Rigzin Jora today inaugurated the community hall of Diskit Tsal, the largest community so far in the district. CEC, LAHDC, Rigzin Spalbar, ECs, MLC Norboo Gyaltsan, President INC, Leh, Tsering Samphel and concerned district officers were also present on the occasion. The Rural Dev. Deptt was the executing agency and the community hall has been completed at an estimated cost of Rs. 65.30 lac from 2011-12 to 2013-14 under various schemes. “We are politicians not by chance, but by choice. We have joined politics with ...

People's Liberation Army (PLA) enters Indian territory in Ladakh again
Leh, August 18, (Scoop News Desk)- Chinese Army People's Liberation Army (PLA) has dared India again with another incursion in Ladakh. People's Liberation Army has set up tents inside the Indian Territory in Demchok in Ladakh. Bharatiya Janata Party MP Thupstan Chhewang said that the Chinese Army has destroyed nomads' tents in the area and have tried to erect their tents. The incursion happened on Friday. "It is a very serious issue, I am in touch with the sarpanch of the area," Chhewang said. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said,"It's important to see if they come and go and they stay in our territory. Right from the beginning we have faced problems of trespassing due to la...

Jora, Spalbar show solidarity with armed forces
visit veterans, war heroes rally at Leh
Leh (Ladakh), August 17,(Scoop News)-An “Ex-Servicemen Rally” was organised by Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre at Leh, a defencebspokesman said on Sunday. He said the rally was attended by a large number of veterans, war heroes and veer naris from across Ladakh Region. During the function, the spokesman said, the fond memories and contribution of the brave veterans during their service career as well as those of the martyrs in various operations since 1948 were rekindled. All veterans, war heroes and veer naris were felicitated and given appropriate financial assistance on the occasi...

Kargil celebrates I-Day
Asgar Ali hoists National Flag
Kargil, August 15,(Scoop News)_Independence Day was celebrated at Kargil with immense enthusiasm and gaiety. Chief Executive Councilor Haji Asgar Ali Karbalaie hoisted the National Tricolor at Khree Sultan Chow Sports Stadium, Kargil and took salute at an impressive march past consisting of the contingents of Jammu and Kashmir Police, NCC, Army Band Party besides government and private schools. Speaking on the occasion Karbalaie recalled the supreme sacrifices of the national heroes who laid down their precious lives for the freedom of the country. He said that the freedom has been won ...

Leh (Ladakh) Celebrates 68th Independence Day
Leh, August 15, (Scoop News)- With the rest of the country, the 68th Independence Day was celebrated at the historic polo ground of Leh today with pomp, gaiety, patriotic fervour and cultural displays. CEC, LAHDC, Rigzin Spalbar was the chief guest on the occasion unfurled the national tri-colour amidst the gathering of thousands of people, and parade contingents of police, paramilitary, NCC and school children. Before that CEC hoisted the national flag at Council secretariat in presence of all the Executive Councilors, Councilors, MLC, Leh and the staffs of Council office. Addressing...

Go-Green-Go-Organic Campaign inaugurated by Rinpoche at Shachukul, Changthang
Leh,August 13 (Scoop News)-The 2nd phase of Go-Green-Go-Organic Campaign was inaugurated today by Chesang Rinpoche at Shachukul, Changthang accompanied by Nawang Jora, Minister Urban & Local Bodies and CEC, LAHDC, Rigzin Spalbar and each planted a tree thus commencing the campaign. A grand function was organised at Shachukul Gonpa and among special guests were Togdan Rinpoche, Rangdol Nima Rinpoche, Tsamthul Rinpoche, Councilor Durbuk and Chuchul, Ex SDM, Nyoma and other govt. officials. Addressing the gathering, the chief guest on the occasion, Chesang Rinpoche congratulated the inhabitants of Lalok village for successfully running the Go-green-go-organic campaign in its first phase a...

 
 Debate
AFSPA and Omar Abdulla
Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani On 5 May 2014 Ex-President of PaK General Sardar Mohammad Anwar Khan proposed my name at the one-Day International Conference on Kashmir organised by Kashmir American Council at a local hotel in Islamabad Pakistan for the position of Plebiscite Advisor to the Government of PaK to assist in carrying forward the constitutional duty of the Government of PaK and Government of Pakistan under UNCIP Resolutions for holding a Plebiscite. The Constitutional duty to appoint a Plebiscite Advisor is provided in Section 8 of “Azad Jammu and Kashmir Government Act 19...

Meeting with the Ambassador of Palestine
Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani Being in Pakistan after my last visit in October 2009 and my longest ever stay since 1990 all have been an experience in human endurance. The weather was hot and it was my first Ramazan in Pakistan during all these years. Ramazan sets in a new timing and behaviour of work. The most difficult part of my stay was to make the choices in my engagements towards the last two days of my stay. It entailed declining many meetings or visits and seeking a spiritual guidance to make the right choice. I decided to give priority to my scheduled meeting with H.E. Mr. Walid Abu Ali Ambassador of the State of Palestine and went to meet him on Friday on 8 August 201...

My neighbour, the environmentalist
What does the Kashmiri separatist machinery achieve by preventing 40 persons from undertaking an ancient pilgrimage?
By Rahul Pandita If you ever happen to drive towards Srinagar airport in Kashmir Valley, and if you have a little time to spare, take a little detour towards your left. Go to the posh Hyderpora colony off the airport road, and ask any passer-by for directions to the house of the pro-Pakistan separatist leader, Syed Ali Geelani. Chances are that he will meet you. He is an extremely polite person — he never raises his voice and the expression on his face hardly changes. If he likes you, he will, after instructing his staff to get you tea, hold your hand and ask you to be the am...

An Incestuous Relationship - Terrorists, Underworld and Intelligence Agencies
By Brig Anil Gupta A recent report in the media of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim joining hand with Boko Haram has once again highlighted the fact that the dreaded terrorist cum don of the underworld is actively pursuing his anti-India activities from Pakistan. Boko Haram is a militant Islamist organisation based in Northern Nigeria. It is influenced by Wahhabi radical philosophy. This salafi-jihadi group aims to create an Islamic state in Nigeria. It is an affiliate of Al Qaida in Maghreb (AQIM). Dawood Ibrahim is considered to be the mastermind of 1993 Mumbai Stock Exchange b...

Gaza Slaughter, Muslim Causes and Arabs
By Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani For Arabs self-preservation and power are more important than Muslims causes anywhere in the world in particular in Gaza or Kashmir (Kashmir is a Muslim majority cause). They are scared of one person one vote and democracy and have to shrug off any such political symbols in the region. Hamas has emerged as a politico-religious discipline and the neighbors are nervous. Arabs abuse human rights of their people and of those resident in their countries and wash their hands clean as people throw banana peels and move on. A word on human rights op...

Konsarnag – Myth, Legend and History
Naubandhana Tirtha
By Dr. R.K. Tamiri It was in summer (July) of 1982 that I visited the enchanting high altitude lake of Konsarnag. A decade and a half later when I drifted into the field of folkloristics and history I ‘discovered’ that in my trek to this beautiful lake I had accomplished the pilgrimage to the historic Naubandhana Tirtha. Konsarnag, over 2 miles long and located at an altitude of 12,000 ft, has been worshipped since times immemorial as Visnupad (foot of Visnu). In Nilmat Times it was called by its Sanskrit name Kramasaras or Kramsara (Kramafootstep, Saras lake). Since it is ...

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...

 Jammu News
Inculcate scientific temperament among students: Tara Chand to teachers
Jammu,August 20, (Scoop News)-Calling teachers to inculcate scientific temperament among students, Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand said that modern day scientific developments have largely benefited the society and students need to study the role of science in present day world. The advancements in the field of medical science, engineering, agriculture and other fields have been made possible by scientists and students should be encouraged to study the latest developments in the field of science, he added. The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at the valedictory function of 35thDivisional Level Jawahar Lal Nehru Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition. The two day long exhibiti...

Make DRDO a hub for defence manufacturing: jaitley
Udhampur (J&K), August 20,(Scoop News)-Keeping the massive defence preparedness in mind, Union Defence Minister, Arun Jaitley has appealed to the defence scientists and technologists of DRDO to work in right earnest to turn the organisation into a hub for defence manufacturing. Jaitley was speaking at the Annual DRDO Awards function held at DRDO headquarters on Wednesday. Speaking to the galaxy of top defence scientists and technologists, he said for decades we have lived with a disturbed neighbor, as a result of which our national security has to be an issue of topmost national priority. Adding further that our preparedness is the best guarantee of peace in this region, the M...

Youth Congress celebrates Birth Anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi
Jammu,August 20,(Scoop News)-The Youth Congress today organized a function at its headquarter Shaheedi Chowk Jammu to celebrate the Birth Anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi Ji. The function was presided over by Vice President PYC Pranav Shagotra. Shri Uma Shankar Pandey-Secretary IYC & I/C J&K Youth Congress was the Chief Guest on the occasion. S/Shri Abid Kashmiri-General Secretary PYC, Satish Sharma-President Jammu-Poonch Lok Sabha constituency, Rajveer Singh Manhas-Secretary PYC; Aijaz Choudhary, Anayat Parvez, Prikshit Shagotra, Shabir Kohli, Riki Dalotra, Manmohan Kumar, Raman Gupta were the prominent who attend the function. While Speaking o...

Jagjivan seeks assessment of damages caused to crops, property
property due to rains in Reasi
Reasi,August 20, (Scoop News)- National Conference candidate from Reasi Assembly Constituency Mr Jagjivan Lal on Wednesday sought immediate survey of the damages caused to crops and the houses due incessant rains and storm so that the affected people are compensated adequately. Addressing party workers meetings, Mr Jagjivan Lal said that massive damages have caused to the crops and the property which need to be assessed by the revenue department for necessary relief and respite to the sufferers. He particulary sought compensation for the crops damaged in the constituency. Mr Jajivan Lal, after visiting various affected areas and meeting the sufferers, made a fervent appea...

Several NC, Cong workers join BJP at Bhour Camp
Khajuria vows to continue struggle for cause of POJK refugees
Jammu, August 20, (Scoop News)- Impressed with the efforts initiated by the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) for the rights of refugee community under the ace leadership of dedicated Refugee Leader Pt. Ashok Kumar Khajuria, Additional Press Secretary and Prabhari BJP Sharnarthi Cell Jammu and Kashmir, dozens of prominent NC-Congress workers from the refugee community headed by Pushkar Kumar Sharma Joined BJP in a well attended public meeting at Model Village Bhour Camp. The meeting was presided over by the prominent party leaders including Aseem Gupta, Publicity Secretary; Bharat Sharma, Secretary (District); Satpal Choudhary- Block president (Satwari); Pitambar Sharma, Block General Secretar...

District BJYM Jammu West felicitates BJP Leader Sat Sharma (CA)
Jammu, August 20, (Scoop News)- The District Jammu West team of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha organized an impressive programme to felicitate State Incharge of BJP Cells Sat Sharma (CA) on his recent elevation to the post of Secretary, State Election Campaign Committee nominated by central leadership of the party. Dozens of youth activists of the party garlanded the senior BJP leader and wished him success on his elevation. The programme was organized under the leadership of District Jammu West BJYM President Ajay Vaid. State Convenor Investors Cell Sanjeev Gupta, State Vice President BJYM Karan Sharma, Munish Raja also accompanied the senior BJP leader. Addressing the youth activists...

Mani Mahesh Yatra Phase II begins
Doda, August 19, (Scoop News)- As a part of 2nd phase of Manimehash Yatra a group of people consisting of over 2500 people left holy shrine of Manimahesh in Chamba, Himachal Pardesh. The yatra departed from Lakshami Narayan Mander, Bhaderwah town for the holy pilgrimage. The yatra enroute to holy shrine will have its first night halt at village Bheja and will ultimately reach to holy shrine of Manimahesh after 15 days long foot journey. Free langer facilities at several places en-route to the holy shrine have been installed by various devotees. The pilgrim on this occasion were given a warm send off by the Sub. Divisional Magistrate, Bhaderwah Sh. Bhupinder Kumar, Additional S.P Sh. Sunil...

Sham reviews progress on PHE, I&FC schemes
Jammu,August 19, (Scoop News)- The Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sham Lal Sharma today chaired a high level meeting of officers and engineers of various wings of twin departments and reviewed the progress on the ongoing developmental schemes as well as action taken on the decisions of the previous meeting. The meeting was attended by Commissioner/Secretary PHE, I&FC, Dr Pawan Kotwal, Chief Engineer PHE, Jammu, Susheel Aima, Chief Engineer, I&FC, H C Jerth, Chief Engineer RTIC, K K Gupta, besides SEs/Xen of PHE, irrigation & flood control and ground water of Jammu province. The Minister was briefed about the action taken in connection with uncovere...

 
 Kashmir News
JLNM Hospital to have new block, M R Gunj Health Centre
brought under Urban Mission
Srinagar, August 20, (Scoop News)-Jammu, August 20 (Scoop News)- In a major decision set to benefit people of old Srinagar city, the Government today accorded nod to the construction of additional block at JLNM Hospital, Rainawari, Srinagar which includes a separate ward for pediatrics also. The decision was taken at a meeting to review the functioning of some old city hospitals of Srinagar. The meeting was chaired jointly by Minister for Rural Development & Panchayats, Ali Muhammad Sagar and Minister for Health & Medical Education, Taj Mohi ud Din. It was decided in the meeting that work on the new patient block at the Hospital would commence within 8-10 days after finalization of draw...

Vaccination programme for Hajj pilgrims 2014 notified
Srinagar, August 20, (Scoop News)- The Hajj pilgrims of Tehsil Kupwara shall be vaccinated at ATM School Kupwara near SDH Kupwara on August 21, 2014 while as the vaccination of Hajj pilgrims of Tehsil Handwara shall be conducted on August 22, 2014 at District Hospital, Handwara. Similarly, the vaccination of the Hajj pilgrims of Tehsil Karnah shall be conducted on August 23, 2014 at Sub District Hospital Tangdhar. The respective Hajj pilgrims have been asked to bring the vaccination card along with them on the date of immunization. Meanwhile, according to Chief Medical Officer, Bandipora, the vaccination programme of Hajj pilgrims 2014 belonging to district Bandipo...

Samoon for innovative measures to boost quality silk production
Srinagar, August 20, (Scoop News)-Underlining the significance of sericulture sector in Jammu and Kashmir, Commissioner/Secretary Agriculture Production, Dr. Asgar Samoon today said that Government will take more steps to promote this sector in order to generate adequate revenue to make it a major contributor in the GDP growth. While reviewing the performance of Sericulture Department at a meeting held at SKICC here today, the Commissioner/Secretary called upon the officers and other stakeholders to play a pro-active role in boosting the cocoon production in the State. He stressed the need for evolving innovative techniques to improve the quality of silk and its allied products. He said...

Week –long Youth Day celebrations conclude at KU
JKSAPCS DSW, organize blood donation camp
Srinagar, August 20, (Scoop News)- Terming mental health as an important aspect for overall development of youth Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir Prof AM Shah has said that engaging with youth at various levels is the foremost priority of the University. While inaugurating the blood donation camp organized by Department of Students Welfare (DSW) KU in collaboration with J&K State AIDS Prevention and Control Society (JKSAPCS) here on Wednesday Prof AM Shah said “It is the mission of the University to see how we can connect with youth of the state at various levels in the society. Though teaching and research are the main thrust areas at KU but engaging with youth by organ...

Speaker nominates members to Business Advisory Committee
Srinagar, August 19, (Scoop News)- The Speaker, Legislative Assembly, Mubarak Gul today nominated Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand, Minister for Agriculture Production, Ghulam Hassan Mir, Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Mir Saifullah, Deputy Speaker, Mohammad Sartaj Madani, Members of the House, Prof Chaman Lal Gupta, Harsh Dev Singh, Abdul Rehman Veeri and M.Y. Tarigami as Members of Business Advisory Committee. The Special Invitees include Hakim Yaseen, Tsetan Namgyal, Ashok Khajuria and Ashwani Kumar Sharma. ...

Administrative units to accelerate dev in State: Sagar
Tours Sgr city, directs beautification of Malkah area
Srinagar, August 19, (Scoop News)- Maintaining that the new administrative units would be made functional very soon, Minister for Rural Development and Panchayats, Ali Mohammad Sagar has said that these would go a long way in accelerating the development of the State. The Minister was speaking at a review meeting convened to discuss the arrangements made for the newly created administrative units in the State. The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary, Mohammad Iqbal Khandey, Secretary GAD, Ashraf Bukhari, Secretary Rural Development, Shafaat Noor Barlas and other senior officers. The meeting was told that all the necessary exercises have been done for making these administr...

Mirwaiz offers special prayers for Sheikh Ali Mohammed
a close family associate
Srinagar, August 19,(Scoop News)_ The founding member of Awami Action Committee, noted member of Anjuman-e-Auqaf Jamia Masjid Srinagar, and a close associate of Mirwaiz family, Shiekh Ali Mohammad of Hawal, passed away on Tuesday following a brief illness. In his condolence message, APHC leader and head of AAC, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, expressed greif and regret over the sad demise of Sheikh. Paying tributes to the deceased for his contributions towards organization, Anujan-e-Auqaf and number of social activities, Mirwaiz said that he played a vital role in holy relic movement of 60’s, was close to Mirwaiz Mohamamd Farooq, played an important role while laying the foundation of AAC, w...

Cancellation of Indo-Pak talks a severe blow to peace process: Tarigami
Srinagar, August 19, (Scoop News)- Disapproving the cancellation of Indo-Pak foreign secretary level talks, CPI (M) State Secretary Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami has said the latest diplomatic break off is a severe blow to the peace process aimed at normalization of relations between the two neighboring countries. In a statement issued here, Tarigami stressed for the need to set the dialogue process in motion saying that any provocations that shelved the ambassadorial contacts could have been raised in the meeting itself . The CPI (M) leader remarked that it is in the interest of peace and prosperity of the entire region to initiate talks and continue them to seek solutions for conten...

 
 Other Stories
Sham pays floral tributes to Rajiv Gandhi
Jammu, August 20, (Scoop News)- The 70th Birth Anniversary of Late Prime Minister Sh. Rajeev Gandhi was celebrated at Akhnoor, Thousands of Youth participated in the ‘Sadbhavana’ procession. Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Sharma was the chief guest on the occasion. Paying floral tributes to late Prime Minister, the Minister said that Rajiv Gandhi was visionary leader of 21th century who bring about technological and IT revolution in India. “It was during his tenure as Prime Minister that the foundation of Information Technology sector was laid in the country. Today India is major contributor in IT sector with a huge army of IT professio...

Jora reviews development of township in Rakhi Gund Aksha
Srinagar, August 20, (Scoop News)- Minister for Urban Development and Urban Local Bodies, Nawang Rigzin Jora chaired a meeting to review the development of township in Rakhi Gund Aksha, in his office chambers here today. The meeting was attended by the Commissioner Secretary, Housing and Urban Development Department, Satish Nehru, Director Land Management , Srinagar Development Authority, Divisional Town Planner, Srinagar Development Authority and Executive Engineer, Srinagar Development Authority besides other officers. During the meeting the Minister was apprised on the status of the Project and it was decided that a part of land in the Village Rakhi Gund Aksha will be earmarked ...

RBI organizes Quiz Competition
Jammu, August 20 (Scoop News)- Amitesh Mahotra and Aayushman of Army Public School, Kalu Chak won the City Round of the third RBI Quiz Competition organized here today. They will now be competing in the Zonal Finals of RBIQ to be held at New Delhi on November 7, 2014. More than 150 teams from different schools of Jammu Province participated in the Preliminary Round of the Quiz. Out of these, the six teams that reached the Quarter Final stage are Army Public School, Domana, JK Public School, Kunjwani, Army Public School, Kalu Chak, Stephan’s International Public School, R.S.Pura, Jodhamal Public School, Chhanni Himmat and Presentation Convent, Jammu. . Speaking on the occasion, K.K Sar...

G. A. Mir asks admn to be prompt to address genuine needs of people
Srinagar, August 20, (Scoop News)- Minister for Tourism, Ghulam Ahmad Mir has called upon the administration to be more pro-active to address problems and developmental necessities of the people., adding that the basic objective of conducting extensive tours of remote and backward areas, along with concerned engineers and officers of administration is to take on the spot assessment of the problems of people and seek their immediate solution. Addressing series of public meetings today at Gawas, Halsidar and Qamar villages in Dooru, the Minister said that providing basic amenities to the people of far off and hilly areas and ensuring equal opportunities of development and justice to a...

Bhalla, Soz tours Baramulla, inspect fruit mandi
Baramulla ,August 20, (Scoop News)-Minister for Horticulture, Housing, Culture and Youth Services and Sports, Raman Bala accompanied by member Rajya Sabha, Prof. Saifdin Soz today visited various places of Baramulla district and took stock of pace of developmental processes initiated for the development and promotion of horticulture sector. MLC, Monga, DC, Baramulla, Dr. Farooq Ahmad Lone, Director Horticulture, P.K. Sharma, Deputy Director Horticulture marketing and planning and other officers accompanied the minister. Bhalla visited fruit mandi, Kanaspora established at 4.10 crore including land compensation of 44 kanals of and 18 marlas, besides constructi...

Rajendra for coordinated efforts to improve crime investigation methods
Srinagar, August 19, (Scoop News)- Emphasizing on coordinated efforts among the investigating agencies, the Director General of Police (DGP), K. Rajendra Kumar has said that Crime Wing of Jammu and Kashmir Police has an important role in the investigation field adding its working needs further improvement by adopting latest techniques of investigation for speedy disposal of crime cases. Rajendra was addressing officers of State Crime Wing at Crime Headquarters here this afternoon. The meeting was called as a part of series of meetings by the DGP to review the functioning of different wings of the Organization. Besides ADGP (Headquarters) PHQ, S. P. Vaid, the meeting was att...

Bhalla inaugurates Admn Block of Sports Council
Indoor stadia being constructed at Pologround, Baramulla
Srinagar, August 19, (Scoop News)- Saying that Government has prioritized the promotion and upgradation of sports sector in the State, Minister for Horticulture, Housing, Culture and Youth Services & Sports, Raman Bhalla said that sports infrastructure is being upgraded on modern lines at par with an international standards so that youth from the State are able to compete at international level sports competitions besides national level events. Addressing a gathering after inaugurating Corporate office-cum Administrative complex of J&K State Sports Council(J&KSSC) constructed at a cost of Rs 1.57 crore here at Bakhshi Stadium on Tuesday, the Minister said that construction of this office...

"Though they are retired, they are not tired",
Jaitley appeals corporate world to fulfil their social responibilities.
Udhampur (J&K),August 19,(Scoop News)_ Union Defence Minister, Arun Jaitley, has appealed to the corporate world to utilise the excellent trained manpower of Ex-Servicemen (ESM) to fulfil their corporate social responsibility programmes. Addressing the Directorate General Resettlement, (DGR) Corporate Conclave – 2014 at Manekshaw Centre, on Tuesday, Jaitley said ESM constitute a huge resource of trained and disciplined manpower and for them commitment to duty is paramount. The existing situation wherein, corporate sector needs men with such qualities and ESM need re-employment, ideally fits into the demand and\ supply principle of economics, which can be effectively tapped by the...

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Gurezi for proper rehabilitation of land owners of Kishanganga Hydel Power Project
Div Com visits Holy Lake at Kailash Kund Bhaderwah
Machail Paddar yatra commences
One militant killed in Kupwara
Vaccination programme for Hajj pilgrims 2014 notified
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Inter-Collegiate Chess (M&W) Tournament 2013-14
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Well begun Mr. Prime Minister!
Pakistan is heading for a disaster
Speaking on Art & Culture:Late (Smt.) Gobind Kaur – The First Woman Sculptor of J&K State
Acne vulgaris (or simply acne or pimples)
Protection of Pakistan Act will target Kashmiri nationalists in AJK and GB
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