Wednesday, March 4, 2015
 
 Top Stories of The Day
JK Governor, CM, Ministers & others extend Holi greetings
Jammu, March 04, (Scoop News)-JK Governor N. N. Vohra, Chief Minster Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and council of Ministers have greeted people on the eve of Holi, the festival of colors. N. N. Vohra, Governor, has greeted the people on Holi and hoped that the festival of colours would be a harbinger of peace, progress and prosperity in the State. In his message of felicitations, the Governor observed that the celebration of festivals, an important part of our rich cultural heritage, strengthens the bonds of brotherhood, love and amity. He expressed the hope that this Festival would spread happiness and joy all around and further promote harmony and brotherhood. Wishing a happy Holi to the people, the Governor prayed for their well-being and prosperity. Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, has extended warm greetings to the people of the state on the auspicious occasion of Holi. ...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
Governor summons Joint Session of the JK Legislature
Jammu, March 04, (Scoop News)-Under the provision of Section 55(1) of the Constitution of J&K, the Governor, N.N. Vohra, has called upon the Members of the J&K Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council to assemble together in the Central Hall of the Legislature Building, Jammu on Wednesday, the 18th day of March, 2015, at 11:30 A.M to hear his address. In a separate order, under Rule 9(1) of the Rules of the Procedure and Conduct of Business in Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, the Governor has fixed 18th March, 2015, at 10.00 A.Mas the date on which the Legislat...

JK CM urges Police to be a source of public
re assurance rather than cause of fear
Jammu, March 04, (Scoop News)-Urging the State Police to become part of the change with the arrival of a new government, Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed said the role of the Police beyond providing security is of crucial importance to provide people much needed relief on different fronts. He said the presence of Police at different levels should be a source of re assurance to public rather than a cause of fear. The Chief Minister was holding a detailed review with the Director General of Police, K. Rajendra here after assuming office. IG, CID, B. Srinivasan also attended the meetin...

JK Governor urges IPS Probationers to serve people with commitment, dedication
Jammu, March 04, (Scoop News)-A group of four young Indian Police Service Officers comprising Chandan Kohli, who hails from Jammu and Kashmir State; Amod Ashok Nagpure from Maharashtra; Ashish Kumar Mishra from Uttar Pradesh; and Gurinderpal from Punjab, called on N. N. Vohra, Governor, here at the Raj Bhavan this evening. All these IPS Officers, of the 2013 batch, have been allotted to the Jammu and Kashmir State cadre. Interacting with the young Police Officers, the Governor urged them to work with zeal and high devotion for ensuring the effective maintenance of public orde...

Kotwal takes oath as Judge of J&K High Court
Jammu, March 04, (Scoop News)-Justice Janak Raj Kotwal took oath of office as a Judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court at an impressive ceremony held in High Court complex, here today. The oath was administered by Chief Justice, High Court of Jammu and Kashmir, Justice Narayanan Nadar Paul Vasanthakumar. Earlier, the Notifications regarding the appointment of Justice Kotwal, received from Government of India, Ministry of Law and Justice and the Letter of Authorization by the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, authorizing the Chief Justice for administering the oath to the Judge was read out...

 
 Ladakh News
Rigzin Spalbar reviews the future course of development works
Leh, March 04, (Scoop News)-Chief Executive Councillor, LAHDC Leh Rigzin Spalbar today chaired an important meeting with District Superintendent Engineer PWD and the Executive Engineers of all the wings of PWD at Council Secretariat, and took review of the progress as well as the future course of development works for coming working season. The CEC in view of the fast approaching summer took this meeting for early completion of the developmental works in and around Leh town under schemes like Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Town (UIDSSMT), Integrated Housing and S...

Union Cabinet secretary chairs NCMC meet on Phuktal blockage
Operationalization of Action Plan underway
New Delhi, March 04, (Scoop News)-Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, has extended warm greetings to the people of the state on the auspicious occasion of Holi. In a felicitation message, the Chief Minister expressed hope that the festival of colours brings peace, prosperity and strengthens our bonds of communal harmony and love for each other. Union Cabinet Secretary, Ajit Seth Wednesday chaired the high level meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) at New Delhi to review the situation arisen due to the blockage of river Phuktal in Zanskar sub division and the operationalization of the Action Plan to dismantle the blockage. Chief Secretary, Iqbal Khande...

igzin Spalbar welcomes for the formation of the Govt. of J&K
Leh, March 02, (Scoop News)- The CEC LAHDC, Leh Rigzin Spalbar welcomed for the formation of the Govt. of Jammu and Kahsmir at last and he expressed his congratulation to Mufti Mohd Sayeed, Dr. Nirmal Singh and Chhering Dorje for assuming the office of the Chief Minister, Deputy CM and Minister of State respectively. However, it is sad that the largest region of the state, Ladakh is grossly neglected by denying a berth in all important decisions making in state Cabinet. This way BJP has totally failed to defer on its promises made to the people of Ladakh by compromising on issues related to Ladakh in particular grant of UT. ...

District Administration team visits far flung sites from Beema to Nimoo
Leh,March 01, (Scoop News)- District Magistrate, Leh, Saugat Biswas visited Khalsi Sub-Division today along-with a district level team to review the arrangements made for the evacuation of the families along the Indus River who may be affected during the operation to clear the Phuktal river blockage. The team visited various far flung sites from Beema to Nimoo which might get affected in the event of a sudden breach of the natural dam caused by a landslide on the Phuktal River. The District Magistrate also visited the proposed shelters for shifting of affected families and directed al...

Another Kedarnath kind of disaster is waiting in Zanskar region:ALTOA
Jammu,March 01, (Scoop News)- A meeting was held by the members of Zanskar Social Welfare Society and All Ladakh Tour Operator Association (ALTOA) in which Tsering Phunchok president of ZSWS, Rinchen Namgyal president of ALTOA, Chhering Tandup Asstt. Professor, IME, Bhaderwah Campus, Jammu University and prominent citizens from Zanskar were present. They discussed about the present situation of Zanskar river lake which formed after landslide. A landslide measuring 400 meters length, 165 meters wide and 65 meters high blocked a sub tributary the Tserap river a sub- tributary of Zanskar Riv...

CEC Rigzin Spalbar asks Police to stop crime in Leh
Advices outsiders to register upon entering Leh
Leh, February 27, (Scoop News)- In wake up of recent brutal rape and murder case of sixteen year old girl, Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Leh Rigzin Spalbar today convened a meeting of Deputy Commissioner, Leh Saugat Biswas and SSP, Leh Dr. Sunil Gupta in his office chamber to discuss about the future plan of district administration and police department in particular to stop such crime in Leh. Giving reference of various women and individual representations to him in the cruel murder case of Miss Afsana Parveen, CEC directed SSP, Leh to formulate a comprehensive plan before the op...

Joint delegation of LAHDC Leh & Kargil calls on Governor
Jammu, February 26, (Scoop News)- A joint delegation of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Leh & Kargil comprising Rigzin Spalbar, Chief Executive Councillor (CEC), LAHDC Leh; Sonam Dorje, Executive Councillor (EC), LAHDC Leh; Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan, Councillor LAHDC Kargil; Phunchok Tashi, Councillor, LAHDC Kargil; and Haji Ghulam Amir, former Executive Councilor, LAHDC Kargil, called on N.N. Vohra, Governor, here at the Raj Bhavan today. The delegation apprised the Governor about various problems, including the urgent release of the balance Annual Plan funds for ...

Div Com reviews opening artificial Lake on Phuktal River
Srinagar, February 25, (Scoop News)- The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Rohit Kansal reviewed the arrangements put in place for opening of the artificial Phuktal Lake by National Disaster Authority of India (NDA) through a Video Conferencing with the district administration Leh and Kargil. The Div Com took reviewed setting up of Communication Centre for prompt contact between the various agencies associated with the operation besides installation of water level monitoring station and the insurance cover to the persons involved in the operation. While reviewing the modalities of the operation, he asked both the district administrations to evacuate the affect...

 
 Debate
PDP-BJP Government: Taboo broken or a marriage of convenience?
By B.L. Saraf Pouring rain and a conspicuously muted response of the people greeted swearing in ceremony of the PDP /BJP government. In Kashmir, may be true of Jammu also, rain on the joyous occasion is considered an auspicious sign. But silence marks a bad omen. Therefore, the scenario looked as contradictory as the composition of this government. We are witnessing a spectacle; perceived soft separatism and the hard nationalism cohabitating together. How well said: "Politics makes strange bed fellows." In PDP-BJP government formation we see geographical lines getting com...

Pakistani daily in an editorial says Militancy has damaged Kashmir
Asking India and Pakistan to revisit the fundamentals of their Kashmir policies, a Pakistani newspaper the Dawn said on Sunday that militancy had caused huge damage to Jammu and Kashmir. The Dawn said in an editorial Kashmir: the way ahead In the cauldron of Kashmiri politics, the union between the Narendra Modi-led BJP and Mufti Mohammed Sayeed-led People’s Democratic Party is more startling than it is necessarily cause for hope. After all, the election campaign run by the BJP in particular in India-held Jammu and Kashmir was nakedly communal and polarising. That the ...

Profile of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed,,Chief Minister of J&K
One of the last politicians, who has grown into the mould of an upright and unblemished statesmen, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed represents courage of conviction and a lifelong political struggle spanning over five decades. His vision for the state of Jammu and Kashmir as a distinct feature of the idea of India is complemented by the clear-cut democratic construct of his political thought, an inclusive polity and ingenious development. As he assumes the charge as Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir for the second time on 1 March 2015, it seems Mufti Mohammad Sayeed is destined to be the man f...

Towards a deal at last
By K.N. Pandita Two-month long skulduggery for hammering a deal for J&K coalition government stands in contrast to just a couple of days of negotiations for similar purpose in Maharashtra. Despite perceived defreeze, the void in Kashmir remains fundamental and ideological. The deal exposes BJP’s inability to induct any new initiative in the process of unlocking Kashmir logjam. The way it handled the deal is photocopy of Congress’ policy. Assertion of Haribhai Parathibhal Choudhary, Minister of State for Home in the Rajya Sabha in connection with Article 370 is n...

Focus on Ghar sudhar, not Ghar wapsi
Straight talk
By K B Jandial BJP suffered unexpected stunning defeat in Delhi election and its spokespersons seen busy in protecting Modi- Shah Combo from the blame that reminds one of Congress culture of insulating its first family from any such blame. Accepting the defeat with humility by Modi would have created a new narrative in the fast changing political landscape marked by the non-dynastic era that would have silenced the critics within and outside the party. Kerjriwal’s apology on quitting as CM after 49 days was one of the factors of his reconnect with the people and the outcome is ...

J&K: the political freeze
K.N. Pandita Two months have gone by when people’s verdict was announced in J&K. Forming of government remains elusive. NC and Congress both have withdrawn from the arena. PDP and BJP, with 28 and 25 seats respectively in their kitty are in the fray. Their official spokesmen say the leaders are hammering out differences on forming coalition. They are optimistic about the outcome. But they keep cards close to their chest. Ideologically PDP and BJP are at opposite poles. Congress and Indian Left have jointly painted BJP in right wing Hindu colour while PDP is born from the w...

Let every day be Friday!
By K B Jandial Jumuah, as our Muslim brethren usually call it for Friday, is indeed, a very important day of the week for their prayers. Jumuah Prayers are a congregational prayer led by an Imam in a mosque that every Muslim is ordained to offer. These prayers include the Khutba that is specially prayed on Friday as preaching in the Islamic tradition. In the Holy Quran and the Hadiths it is mentioned that Jumuah is an important day of the week and the one who offers prayer on the day and also performs good deeds is rewarded by the Almighty and all his sins are forgiven. Th...

Military Courts in PoK, Gilgit for terrorists & Geelani’s silence
Straight talk
By K B Jandial Separatist leaders and some mainstream politicians of Kashmir slammed Government for execution of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru on February 9, 2013. The J-e-M terrorist received a fair trial under country’s criminal justice system and his appeals against the death sentence were heard by Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court. After nearly 11 years long legal battle including mercy petition to the President, his death sentence was executed. The separatists cried foul and condemned Govt. also on post hanging technical issues. No restriction was impos...

 Jammu News
J&K Council of Ministers assume office
Jammu, March 04, (Scoop News)-Jammu and Kashmir Council of Ministers today assumed the office of their respective ministries. Besides Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Kumar Singh, Ministers who assumed charge include Minister for Finance, Labour and Employment and Culture, Dr. Haseeb Drabu, Minister for Public Works, Floriculture and Parks, Syed Mohammad Altaf Ahmed Bukhari, Minister for Health and Medical Education and ARI and Trainings, Lal Singh, Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash, Minister for Revenue, Javaid Mustafa Mir, Minister for Rural Development, Abdul Haq ...

JK CM condoles Saqi’s demise
Basharat Bukhari also condoles demise of Saqi
Jammu, March 04, (Scoop News)-Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has expressed grief and sorrow over the demise of renowned broadcaster and writer of the State, Vijay Saqi, who passed away the other day. In a condolence message, the Chief Minister expressed solidarity with the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul. He said that the demise of Saqi is a big loss to the literary field and entire society. Cabinet Minister Syed Basharat Bukhari has expressed profound grief on the demise of writer, broadcaster and poet Vijay Saqi. ...

Tarigami for prompt restoration of essential services
Jammu, March 04, (Scoop News)-CPI (M) State Secretary and legislator M.Y. Tarigami has urged the government to ensure prompt restoration of essential services which have been badly affected following recent snowfall in the valley. He said despite passing of several days the situation continues to be grim in many rural areas. “The on- going board and university examinations demand marked improvement in the power scenario”, he said adding the electricity has to be restored on war footing basis to save the future of student community. With the rise in water discharge of rivers the government must revise the power curtailment schedule, he maintained. He called upon the government to addres...

Bali assumes charge of Forest, Social Welfare Departments
Jammu, March 04, (Scoop News)-Minister for Forest, Ecology, Environment and Social Welfare, Mr Bali Bhagat today assumed the charge of the office. On the occasion, the Minister affirmed to work with sincerity and honesty for the welfare and prosperity of the State. On the occasion, number of people from various walks of life besides government functionaries of the Departments called on the Minister and felicitated him for assuming the charge. Interacting with people on the occasion, the Minister asserted that strenuous efforts would be made for socio –economic transformation of the weaker sections of the society. He said that the welfare Schemes launched by Centre and State Governments wo...

Drabu reviews financial situation,preparation of Budget, Plan
Says would like the budget to have “Human approach”
Jammu, March 04, (Scoop News)-After assuming charge of office at Civil Secretariat here Wednesday morning, Finance Minister, Dr. Haseeb Drabu, chaired a meeting with top officials of the Department of Finance including its Field departments and Directorates. Drabu had extensive discussions with Principal Secretary Finance B. B. Vyas and other officers on the financial situation of the State and reviewed the status of preparation of the Budget and Plan for the next financial year. The Finance Minister said that he would like the Budget to have a ‘human approach’ so that it is understood and appreciated by common man. He urged officers to look beyond figures while preparing the budget an...

PDP-BJP alliance manifestation of convenience, not conviction: NC
Jammu,March 03, (Scoop News)-Describing PDP-BJP’s ‘Agenda of the Alliance’ as bunch of deception and contradictions, National Conference on Tuesday pooh-poohed Mufti Mohammed Sayeed’s tall claim of the alliance being manifestation of conviction and said in fact it is an arrangement of convenience to get glued to power. The inherent contradictions between the two have surfaced on the very take off day itself, which speak of the contours of governance Jammu and Kashmir is poised to get in days to come, the newly elected National Conference MLAs besides MLCs said here this afternoon in a joint statement. They exploded PDP’s hypocrisy of elisitng public view point over the so-called Com...

Principal GMC asks Jr doctors to resume duties
Jammu, March 03, (Scoop News)-Principal & Dean Government Medical College Jammu Dr. Ghanshyam Dev today convened a meeting of all the Head of Departments and Medical Superintendents of Government Medical College & Associated Hospitals, Jammu to review the situation arisen due to the ongoing indefinite strike by the Junior Residents of GMC & Associated Hospitals, Jammu. Later a team of Head of Departments and Medical Superintendent visited the casualty ward to review the security arrangements put in place and expressed satisfaction over the arrangements. Principal informed that the Security system in the other Associated Hospitals like SMGS Hospitals shall also be strengthened ...

Narula discusses details of prog with DEOs through video conferencing
Jammu, March 03, (Scoop News)-The Election Commission of India (ECI) has launched a National Electoral Roll Purification and Authentication (NERPA) programme from 3rd March to 15th August, 2015. The aim and objective of the programme is to facilitate the electors. During the period, the elector can get his/her name and other particulars corrected by filling the requisite forms. The voters have been urged to voluntarily disclose the multiple entries of their names in the electoral rolls to the BLO/ERO concerned for deletion by filling the requisite form as multiple entries of name at more than one place is an offence punishable under relevant Act. The electors can al...

 
 Kashmir News
APHC issues policy statement on Kashmir issue
appeals both PM's to take it up in a serious manner
Srinagar March 4, (scoop News)_All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Wednesday held a meeting of its executive council under the chairmanship of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to discuss the current political situation including the Foreign Secretary level talks between India and Pakistan. The meeting was attended by the executive members which include Prof. Ab. Gani Butt, Moulana Abbas Ansari, Bilal Gani Lone and others. The APHC Executive welcomed the renewed efforts by India and Pakistan to re-engage on the path of dialogue after a breakdown of diplomacy and a period of high tensions. ...

DC Baramulla chairs NERPAP meeting
Baramulla, March 04, (Scoop News)-In connection with National Electoral Roll Purification and Authentication Programme (NERPAP), a meeting was today convened by Deputy Commissioner, Baramulla. The meeting was held to work out a plan for implementation of National Electoral Rolls Purification and Authentication Programme launched by Election Commission of India. The main issues discussed in the meeting were erasing duplicate entries from the roll manually through Booth Level Officers and through software by running the duplicate and health roll options in Electoral Roll Monitoring System (ERMS) . Meanwhile making of database of Mobile Numbers and E-mail ID of elec...

Restoration under PHE, R&B sectors reviewed in Anantnag
Anantnag, March 04, (Scoop News)-To review the restoration and reconstruction of damaged infrastructure in Anantnag under PHE and R&B sector, a meeting was convened by the District Development Commissioner, Anantnag Tasaduq Jeelani here today. It was given out in the meeting that 11 fully damaged bridges have been restored by way of constructions of diversions and 70% work on temporary restoration of partially damaged 43 bridges has been completed at a cost of Rs. 68.49 lakh against released amount of Rs. 518.37 lakhs, while connectivity to affected 322 km road length has been restored at a cost of Rs. 300.45 lakhs against a released amount of Rs. 630.89 lakhs under R&B sect...

Div Com inaugurates ‘Mystic Weaves’
3-day exhibition organized by Handloom Deptt
Srinagar, March 04, (Scoop News)-A 3-day exhibition “Mystic Weaves” organized by the Handloom Department to add a new dimension to the marketing of handloom items of the state was inaugurated by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Rohit Kansal at Nigeen Club, Srinagar The objective of the exhibition is to promote the Kashmiri handicrafts known for its intricate designing and craftsmanship and to provide a platform to the weavers from the various clusters operated by the department under centrally sponsored scheme Integrated Handloom Development Scheme to showcase their skills and ...

15 vehicles seized, 13 motor vehicle theft cases solved
Srinagar police arrests notorious car lifter
Srinagar, March 04, (Scoop News)-Srinagar police has arrested a notorious car lifter and solved 13 motor vehicle theft cases. Police Station Rajbagh under the supervision of SDPO Sadder and SP South solved 13 motor vehicle theft cases and recovered 15 stolen vehicles after arresting a notorious car lifter namely Bashir Ahmad Sheikh son of Mohammad Subhan Sheikh resident of Char-i-Sharif. The stolen vehicles have been recovered on the disclosure of the car lifter. These vehicles have been stolen from Rajbagh area and other parts of valley. With the recoveries of these vehicles, Police Station Rajbagh have solved its own FIR numbers 61/13 RPC, 63/13, 72/13, 78/13, 23/14, 107/13, 33/14, 3...

179 youth of J&K begin journey as proud soldiers
Srinagar, March 04, (Scoop News)- The majestic Bana Singh Parade Ground at the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regimental Centre today showcased its latest batch of 179 passing out recruits from the State of J&K. The young soldiers marching in precise unison with a singular aim of devoting their life in service of their nation, singing their Regimental Song ‘Balidanam Veer Lakshnam’, inspired one and all as their voice echoed in the valley. The 42 weeks of strenuous training of Recruit Course Serial number 98 culminated today with an impressive passing out parade. Their Pa...

1 dies, 1 injured in road accident at Pulwama
Srinagar, , March 03, (Scoop News)-One person died while another was injured in a road accident in Pulwama. A Tata passenger bus bearing registration number JK13/9309 rammed into a parked Truck bearing registration number JK13/4841 at Tahab, in the jurisdiction of Police Station Pulwama, resulting in injuries to Naseer Ahmad Shah son of Zahoor Ahmad resident of Chidren Arihal, Pulwama and Asif Ahmad Ellahi son of Ghulam Qadir resident of EIllahipora, Pulwama. Both the injured were shifted to District Hospital, Pulwama for treatment where Naseer Ahmad succumbed to his injuries while as Asif Ahmad was referred to SKIMS Soura, Srinagar for further treatment. Pulwama police has re...

Ensure strict enforcement of Traffic Rules: DC Baramulla
Traffic management plan reviewed
Baramulla, March 03, (Scoop News)- Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Talat Parveez today convened a meeting to review the implementation of traffic management plan in the district . Additional Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, SSP Baramulla, SP Sopore, Officers from Police and Traffic Department and representatives of various trade Federations were present in the meeting . During the meeting, a comprehensive plan for Traffic management in Baramulla, Sopore and Pattan was discussed. Key issues like widening of the road, identification of Bus stops, Separate Place for street vendors and enforcement of the traffic rules were thoroughly discussed. Use of Speed breakers and Zebra Crossing ...

 
 Other Stories
NC asks PDP to shun pretentious political jingoism, clear stand on AFSPA
Jammu, March 04, (Scoop News)-National Conference on Wednesday ridiculed Peoples Democratic Party for scaling down its stand on core issues and said the commitment to get assurance over revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act was put to back-burner in the course of bargaining on six years’ assured tenure as Chief Minister for Mufti Mohammed Sayeed. “After sacrificing key issues, especially the revocation of AFSPA, Mufti Sayeed played smart by raking up emotive issues to divert peoples’ attention from the sell out his party indulged in while n...

Senior Congress leaders felicitated President JKPCC
Jammu, March 04, (Scoop News)-Celebrations continued for the second consecutive day at the Party Office, Shaheedi Chowk, Jammu. A large number of Congress leaders and workers received the newly appointed President JKPCC G. A. Mir at the party office amid sloganeering and celebrations. Senior Congress leaders and party workers delegations from Ladakh, Kashmir, Kathua, Doda, Kishtwar, Rajouri, Poonch and Jammu met him and discussed various political and public related issues. A number delegations including Seva Dal activists led by Shri Balwinder Singh Sambyal-Chief Organiser, Nationa...

Mir’s appointment will strengthen party in the state: Congress
Jammu, March 04, (Scoop News)-The Congress party said Wednesday that the appointment of former minister Ghulam Ahmed Mir will strengthen the party at the grass root level and will help to bring the party cadres and the leadership closer. Congress leaders which include Congress senior leader G.M.Saroori MLA,Haji Abdul Rashid MLA, Usman Majeed MLA, Gulzar Ahmed Wani MLA, Mohd Amin Bhat MLA, Salman Nizami Spokesman, Hilal Shah Organising Secretary, Adv.Masood Secretary PCC while greeting the newly appointed president told media persons here that the decision of the high command to appoint ...

Minister CA&PD stresses for effective implementation of welfare schemes
Jammu, March 04, (Scoop News)-Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CA&PD) and Tribal Affairs (TA) Ch. Zulifkar Ali chaired a review meeting regarding implementation of various welfare schemes pertaining to Tribals here today. The Minster had a detailed discussion on achievements registered under various schemes besides deliberating on multi-prolonged strategies to further streamline the service of the department. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that socio-economic development of weaker sections of the state is priority of the government adding that various innovative schemes have been launched to cater the needs of under privileged communities. It was infor...

Creation of New Tribal Ministry -an outcome of Gujjar’s struggle
Jammu, March 04, (Scoop News)-Saying that the creation new Tribal Affairs Ministry in Jammu and Kashmir state is an outcome of years long continues struggle of Gujjars –Bakrwals –the participants of a programme, organized by Tribal Research and Cultural Foundation , here this afternoon to discuss community issues, termed it as great success of Schedule tribes and hailed this initiative of new governments and thanked for fulfilling their long pending demand. The programme was presided over by Ch Ghulam Sarwar Chouhan –President J&K Gujjar Mandal, while Ch S D Bajad, President , Adbi ...

IIM Calcutta & Ivory Education announces EPGE in Jammu and Kashmir
New Delhi, March 04, (Scoop News)-Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, the leading institute in economics worldwide, is offering Executive Programme in Global Economics (EPGE) in association with Ivory Education. The classes are made available in Jammu and Kashmir through live learning by e-learning. In the area of economics, it has been ranked as #1 worldwide in Financial Times (FT) 2014 Global Rankings. In the area of economics, it is ranked at the highest in the world. EPGE is a landmark program where the modules are strategically designed to build a thorough understanding in g...

Abdul Haq chairs reviews working of Rural Dev. Deptt
Jammu, March 04, (Scoop News)-Minister for Rural Development (RD), Abdul Haq Khan, chaired a meeting convened to review the functioning of the department in his office chamber here today. The meeting was attended by Secretary Rural Development, Mission Director UMEED, Chief Executive Officer IWMP, Directors of Rural Development Kashmir and Jammu, Deputy Commissioner Central, Member Secretary MGNREGS, Director Finance and other officers of the line department. The Minister was apprised by Secretary Rural Development regarding the implementation, present status of various central as well as state sponsored schemes in the state. The Minister while reviewing t...

Congress protests against Mufti’s remarks, accuses BJP of betraying people
Crediting Pakistan, militants for peaceful polls an act of appeasement:Malhotra
Jammu, March 03, (Scoop News)-The Congress party Tuesday lodged a strong protest against the controversial remarks of Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed soon after taking oath on Sunday, where he had claimed that “Pakistan, Hurriyat and militants allowed conducive atmosphere for violence free Assembly elections in Jammu & Kashmir”. The protest demonstration was organized by Sh. Vikram Malhotra, General Secretary, J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) on the day when Sh. Ghulam Ahmed Mir, former Minister and senior Congress leader, who was appointed as President of the JKPCC by the pa...

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