Tuesday, November 20, 2018
 
 Top Stories of The Day
Panchayat Polls-2018: Voting to take place at 2179 polling booths in Phase-II
329818 electors will be voting for Sarpanch seats, 207796for Panch constituencies: CEO
Jammu, November 19 ((Scoop News)-Polling for Phase-II of Panchayat Polls-2018 will be held tomorrow at 2179 polling stations across the state, including 828 in Kashmir and 1351 in Jammu Division. The timing for polling is from 8 am to 2 pm. According to the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shaleen Kabra,4014 candidates are in the fray for 281Sarpanch and 1286 Panch seats in Phase-II. He said 90Sarpanchs and 1069Panchs have already been elected unopposed in Phase-II. Kabra said 601 polling stations have been categorized as hypersensitive including 490 in Kashmir Division and 196 in Jammu Division. He said in the areas going to polls in the Phase-II, electorate of 329818 will be voting for Sarpanch constituencies 207796 for Panch constituencies. He said Photo Voter Slips have been distributed among the voters to inform them of their polling station. Kabra said in the Phase-I of Panchayat Polls, 74.1% polling was recorded across J&K including 64.5% in Kashmir division and 79.4% in Jammu division. He said repoll was held for Ward No: 3 – Atholi-C of Panchayat Atholi, Block Padder,...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
Panchayat Polls-2018 Phase-VI: 1716 candidates in fray for 590 Sarpanch Halqas, 6689 for 4546 Panch wards
Srinagar, November 18 ((Scoop News)-For the Phase-VI of Panchayat Polls, 1716 candidates are in the fray for 590 Sarpanch Halqas and 6689 candidates for 4546 Panch wards across the State after scrutiny of nominations. Voting and counting for Phase-VI of Panchayat Polls-2018 is scheduled be held on 1 December 2018. According to the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shaleen Kabra, for Phase-VI, 19 candidates are in the fray for 15 Sarpanch Halqas and 81 candidates for 107 Panch wards in district Bandipora; 19 candidates for 24 Sarpanch Halqas and 21 for 188 Panch Halqas in district Baramulla; 52 candidates for 24 Sarpanch Halqas and 144 for 18 Panch wards in district Ganderbal; 10 candidates for...

Dr. Farooq Abdullah calls for a united front against communal forces
Says hawkish people and outfits ought to be sidelined, addresses public meet in Lucknow, UP
Lucknow, November 18 ((Scoop News)- National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Sunday urged all the secular forces of India to put up a strong and joint front against the communal forces that are hell-bent to tarnish the secular countenance of India. Dr Farooq while addressing various public meets at Lucknow, UP said that the communal forces are again racking up the poignant and sensitive issues in order to garner support and polarize the electorate in the forth coming parliamentary elections. “The nation has had enough of it, the propensity of the situation demands for a progressive and secular government at the centre that can cherish and advance the secular values of our nat...

Two militants killed in Zainapora in District Shopian
Srinagar, November 18 ((Scoop News)- Two militants were killed by security forces in an encounter which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Shopian on Sunday, a police spokesperson said. Spokesperson said that based on a credible input about the presence of terrorists, a cordon and search operation was launched by Police and security forces at the strike of dawn today in Rebban area of Zainapora in District Shopian. As the search operation was going on, the search party was fired upon by the hiding terrorists. The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, two terrorists were killed and the bodies were retriev...

Governor compliments administration for ensuring free, fair, peaceful polling
‘Overwhelming participation of people a clear mandate for strengthening grassroots democracy’
Srinagar, November 17 ((Scoop News)- Governor Satya Pal Malik has complimented the civil and police administration for ensuring free, fair and peaceful Phase-I of Panchayat Polls in the State with an overwhelming participation of the people. Governor this evening asked Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam, who was camping in Srinagar today to oversee the arrangements for smooth conduct of the polls, to convey his compliments to the civil and police administration for their commendable role in ensuring smooth and peaceful polls across the state. Governor said that 74% voting in the Phase-I is a clear mandate of the people for strengthening grassroots democracy. He said it is heartening to n...

 
 Ladakh News
Dy Chairman LAHDC, Leh for uninterrupted power supply during Losar
Leh, November 19 ((Scoop News)-To ensure smooth and uninterrupted power supply through NHPC Project Alchi in winter months and especially during upcoming Losar festival, the Deputy Chairmen, LAHDC, Leh Gyal P Wangyal today convened a meeting with General Manager NHPC P.P Singh Walkh. Manager (Elect.) NHPC Manoj Narnawre, PDD AEE Rinchen Wangmo and PDD AEE Chosying Dorjai were also present during the meeting. The Dy. Chairmen, LAHDC Leh directed engineers of NHPC and PDD to ensure utmost coordination with each other for ensuring uninterrupted power supply to the public. Meanwhile, the engineers of PDD appealed the general public to use electricity judiciously. They informed the Dy. Chai...

BRO paving vehicular road link between Diskit and DBO, a stretch carved out of glaciated area,
also traverses world’s highest motorable pass.
Leh(Ladakh), November 19, (Scoop News)_While connecting Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO)military base in eastern Ladakh bordering China, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) claims to be carving out the world’s first vehicular road in the region by cutting glaciated area. The road starts from Nobra valley and is the shortest available road link to DBO. According to a press statement issued by BRO, the road is being constructed under the Project Himank of the organization. It will pass through world’s highest glaciers in the region. “Being constructed at an altitude of 17,800 feet above the sea level, the road from Sasoma to Saser La will be a vital link paved over glaciers, which are unstable ...

CEC Leh discusses telecommunication problems with CGM BSNL
Urged to provide internet facilities for Smart Classes
Leh, November 17 ((Scoop News)-The Chief Executive Councillor LAHDC Leh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal convened a meeting with Chief General Manager BSNL J&K Circle Leh A. K Singh Rana in his office chamber today. Deputy Chairman, LAHDC, Leh Gyal P Wangyal, Executive Councilor for Health Tsering Sandup, Executive Councilor for Agriculture Phunchok Stanzin, Executive Councilor for Minority Affairs Mumtaz Hussain, Ravinder Kumar GM (CFA) CGMT Jammu and Punchok Dorjey General Manager, BSNL Leh were also present in the meeting. CEC, JTN welcoming Chief General Manager and his team to Leh gave a brief introduction about Hill Council Leh and functioning. Talking about the importance of reliable comm...

Chairman LC for active participation of youngsters in sports
Distributes medals among participants of Khelo India
Kargil, November 17 ((Scoop News)-Chairman Legislative Council Haji Anayat Ali today highlighted the need to encourage active participation of youngsters in sports activities in educational institutions so as to inculcate in them the spirit of competitiveness, discipline, teamwork and patriotism. The Chairman stated this while addressing the concluding cum presentation ceremony of the sporting events organized by the Zonal Physical Education Officer (ZPEO) Kargil under Khelo India Sports for Peace and Development at Auditorium Hall Kargil here today. Haji Anayat hailed the ZPEO Kargil and his team for having successfully organized the sporting activities under Khelo India and expressed o...

State administration contemplates to set up a separate university in Ladakh region
announcement likely to be made soon.
Leh(Ladakh), November 17, (Scoop News)-The state administration is actively considering to set up a fully fledged university in Ladakh region and the decision in this regard is likely to be announced soon, well informed sources indicated. Last week, the students had held protest and also sponsored a shutdown call in Leh district demanding establishment of a separate university in the region. Students pursuing their higher studies outside Ladakh region also supported their demand, held protests in Jammu and highlighted gross discrimination against the region. Interestingly, Scoop News had highlighted the demand of the protesting students seeking a separate university in Ladakh regi...

Polling material distributed among 155 Polling Stations
Kargil, November 16 ((Scoop News)-The polling materials for 48 candidates for 20 seats and 90 candidates for 44 seats of district Kargil like Drass, Lungnak, Barsoo and Tai Suru Polling Stations were today distributed among the polling staff from Khree Sultan Choo Sports Stadium Kargil today for the smooth conduct of elections of Panchayat Election 2018. Scheduled to be held on 17 of November 2018 (Saturday) for Ist Phase. To ensure smooth and peaceful conduct of distribution of poll materials and despatch of the Polling Staff to their respective 155 polling stations of Panchayat Halqas Drass, Lungnak, Tai Suru and Barsoo blocks foolproof security and other arrangements were made by th...

CEC LAHDC reviews preparations for Losar festival
Leh, November 16 ((Scoop News)- The Chief Executive Councillor (CEC), LAHDC, Leh Jamyang Tsering Namgyal convened a meeting to review the preparations and arrangements for Losar festival. CEC directed the concerned departments to do the proper arrangement in terms of essential commodities and other important services for the festival. He directed PDD to ensure uninterrupted power supply during the celebration, especially on the important days like Galdan Namchot, Namgang, Tsespa chik and Tsespa soom. Villages that are not connected with NHPC should be provided with electricity connectivity ...

Thupstan quits active politics, resigns from primary membership of BJP,
besides recent poll debacle also felt let down by party high command
Leh, (Ladakh), November 16, (Scoop News)-In a major jolt to Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) in Jammu and Kashmir, Member Parliament (MP) from Ladakh region, Thusptan Chhewang, on Thursday tendered his resignation from both the primary membership of party and as MP, citing health reasons. “I am resigning from the primary membership of Bhartiya Janta Party on health grounds with immediate effect,” he mentioned in his resignation letter submitted to the state president of the party. Chhewang also announced his resignation from the parliament. Political analysts, however, attribut...

 
 Debate
The lament of pseudo-secularists
K.N. Pandita The word "secularism" is of western origin. It emerged from the concept that the church is separate from the state. The parameters of democracy set forth by western political philosophers established that religion was a personal matter and should not be allowed to shape the political ideology of the people. Those who believed in it and also practised it were called secularists. However, the connotation changed for the Indian nationalist leadership and the Congress ideologues who led the fight against colonialism. Finally, it went into the framework of the Indian Constitution and indirectly urged the Indian nation to compromise with the changed import of ...

Jawaharlal Nehru – No ‘ traitor ‘
B L Saraf We live in interesting times . The bread and butter issues have been hijacked by the narrative that debunks Nehru and holds him responsible for what ails India . Wishful imagination has overtaken us that Patel , instead of Nehru ,would have been better Prime Minister . Everyone is unsparing . To the left liberals and separatists Nehru is a ‘ criminal ’ who “ cheated Kashmiris of the Azadi “ . The ‘ nationalist ‘ call him a “ traitor “ for not having merged Kashmir with the mainland . Hindsight comes easy to pronounce one a failure . When to run...

Is Imran riding the tiger?
K.N. Pandita For three days there was shut down, disruption of law and order, rampage and unleashing of violence and anger in the length and breadth of Pakistan following the radio broadcast of PM Imran Khan. He tried to his agitated compatriots a sane and sensible advice in the context of the Supreme Court’s verdict on Asia Bibi case of blasphemy. The Supreme Court said that there was no irrefutable evidence to prove blasphemy against Asia Bibi, a Christian woman mother of five children. The case has been hanging fire nine years by now. The court has set her free/ The rabid and fanatical religious extremists in Pakistan felt deeply humiliated by this pronouncement of th...

Governor Speaks
B L Saraf In a rather unusual vein , Governor Satya Pal Malik opened up his mind to the public through the medium of an interview telecast by a Delhi TV Channel . The interview is unique in some respects . It revealed things which may have far and wide resonance . Governor raised serious questions on the working of PSC, saying a youth was selected even without appearing in the examination . Malik exposed ‘ scams ‘ committed during previous PDP/BJP Government. He referred to the employment in JK Bank and said complete selection list of 582 candidates was set aside to appoint political workers in their place . The public ...

Rahul Gandhi – not the next PM ?
B L Saraf Rahul Gandhi will not be our next Prime Minister ! Well , this is not what the post May , 2019 makeup of the Lok Sabha dictates . That scenario is far away . Nor is it prophesied by a keen pollster . The soldiers whom Rahul Gandhi ( R G ) is supposed to marshal as a General of the Indian National Congress and who are expected to fight the poll battle for him are telling us so . Salman Khurshid a senior Congress leader and a’ family’ trusted man has said that Congress cannot on its own form the next government in New Delhi . It will have to rely on other parties . One of his statem...

Will Modi, Malik Listen To Jammu’s ‘Mann Ke Baat’?
Straight Talk
K.B. Jandial Every region or area in a State has its own aspirations, sentiments and political demands which, if fall within the ambit of the Constitution, must be respected & honoured and sincere endeavors be made to fulfill these. But most of the times aspirations of one or the other politically or strategically important region or area overshadow the aspirations of the other regions leading to perpetual feeling of neglect among its people and the regions are taken for granted. Jammu falls in this category. The dawn of democracy with Accession to India with end of Dogra monarchy rule in J&K saw this unfortunate trend with Kashmir region remaining the prime focus of every...

Why not celebrate Accession Day Officially?
Straight Talk
K. B. Jandial In an interview with a national daily, Governor Satya Pal Malik has admitted that “India has made mistakes…” in Kashmir. No one can dispute it. One of the “mistakes” is the confusion created on J&K’s Accession for which the nation is paying heavily till date. Accession is integral to Kashmir solution. Constitutionally and politically, there is absolutely no confusion on the finality of Accession but the pampered Kashmir based mainstream politicians continue to harp on ‘conditional’ Accession as if it can be revoked at their whims which privilege even the Maharaja didn’t have. Maharaja Hari Singh signed the same Instrument of Accession (IoA) acceding J&K to Ind...

U L B Election - Bag of mixed messages
B L Saraf Election is an essential attribute of democracy and an important tool to forge a participatory relationship between the citizenry and their governors . However, in Kashmir they carry a different story which , unfortunately , doesn’t tell an encouraging tale . Starting with elections of 1951 – held to frame the Constituent Assembly – till 1987, that formed INC / NC coalition government , election process , barring 1977 ,hasn’t lived up to the desired purpose . On the contrary , it has generated lot of negatively which has resulted in chaos and turmoil . Some say , it is the after effect of 1987 Assemb...

 Jammu News
Advisor Kumar, CS reviews progress of flagship projects in Health sector
Jammu, November 19 ((Scoop News)-Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar and Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam today chaired a high-level meeting to review the progress of flagship projects under the health sector initiated in the state. The meeting also discussed in detail various inter-departmental issues which need immediate resolution for timely completion of these projects. The meeting was attended by Home Secretary R K Goyal, Principal Secretary Health & Medical Education Atal Dulloo, Principal Secretary Finance Navin K Choudhary, Principal Secretary Planning Rohit Kansal, Commissioner Secretary R&B Khurshid Ahmed, Commissioner Secretary GAD Hilal Parray, Commissioner Secretary Forests M...

Union Tourism Secretary reviews projects under PMDP
Jammu, November 19 ((Scoop News)-Union Tourism Secretary, Rashmi Verma, today convened a meeting with the senior officers of the State Government to review the progress of various projects sanctioned for Jammu and Kashmir under PMDP. The Union Secretary expressed satisfaction over the pace of progress on all prestigious projects being executed in the state and expressed hope that these would be completed in a time bound manner. She asked the concerned to focus on projects which have greater role and scope in promotion of tourism sector. She also reviewed the presentations prepared by various Consultant agencies in respect of different proposed projects under PMDP-II. These projects w...

Comm Secy Forest reviews modalities for winding up of IWDP
IWDP employees to be absorbed in allied wings of Forests Department
Jammu,November 19 ((Scoop News)-Commissioner Secretary, Forest, Ecology & Environment, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, today convened a meeting to discuss the roadmap for winding up Integrated Wasteland Development Program (IWDP)and absorbing its employees in allied wings of the Forest Department. The meeting was informed that 374 employees out of 479 employees of IWDP organization have been posted in other departments along with posts from time to time. The departments include Wildlife, Environment & Remote Sensing, State Forest Research Institute, Soil & water Conservation, Wullar (WUCMA), Forest Territorial J&K and Forest Administration Departments. While as presently 103 employees are working i...

Shishgar inaugurates 7-day World Heritage Week at Mubarak Mandi, Jammu
Jammu, November 19 ((Scoop News)-As part of the World Heritage Week being celebrated across the world, Commissioner Secretary Culture, Mohammad Saleem Shishgar today inaugurated a function at Dogra Art Museum Old Secretariat, Mubarak Mandi, Jammu. The event is being celebrated to spread awareness about Art, Culture and Heritage of the State. The World Heritage Week is being observed globally with effect from 19th to 25th November, 2018. The event is being organized by the Department of Archives, Archaeology and Museum with an aim to preserve and conserve the historical objects and artifacts reflecting the Dogra art and culture. In his address, Commissioner Secretary highlighted the imp...

Budget 2019-20: Principal Secy Finance begins pre-budget discussions
Reviews resource position, revenue targets
Jammu, November 19 ((Scoop News)-The Finance Department today formally set into motion the process for preparation of the State Budget 2019-20 by holding the first intra-departmental consultation regarding resource mobilization. Principal Secretary Finance, Navin K Choudhary chaired a high-level meeting with the senior officers of the Finance Department at Civil Secretariat here this afternoon in this regard. Commissioner, State Taxes Department, M Raju, Commissioner Excise, Talat Parvez, Director General Funds Organization, J&K, K K Gupta, Director Finance (Budget), Imtiyaz Ahmad, Additional Commissioner, State Taxes Department, P K Bhat, Additional Commissioner, State Taxes Department...

Master Madhav of SMVD Gurukul secures 1st position in University
Katra, November 19, (Scoop News)_Master Madhav Sharma, student of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Gurukul, Charan Paduka, Katra, has secured first position in the entire university by securing highest marks in the annual examination of class 8th conducted by the Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi, in May 2018. On his outstanding achievement, Master Madhav Sharma was awarded Vakratund Shukal Swaran Padak (Gold Medal) by the Governor of Uttar Pradesh, who is Chancellor of the Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, at its convocation held at Varanasi earlier this month. Mr. Simrandeep Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, congratulated Master Madha...

Congress pays tributes to Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary
Jammu, November 19, (Scoop News)_ Rich tributes were paid to Smt. Indira Gandhi former Prime Minister of India, on her 101st Birth Anniversary today. Congress organized several functions across the state, to celebrate the day, an impressive function was held at party office here on Monday.. The function was organized by the Dist. Congress Jammu Urban and Rural led by Vikram Malhotra and Hari Singh Chib, Peerzada Mohd. Sayeed, Mula Ram, Raman Bhalla, Madan Lal Sharma, Th. Manmohan Singh, Th. Shiv Dev Singh, Prof. Gharu Ram Bhagat, Raqeeq Khan, were the prominent who paid tributes to Smt. Indira Gandhi. Former PCC president Peerzada Mohd Sayeed while speaki...

BCC Sunderbani offers floral tributes to Smt Gandhi on her birth anniversary
ex sarpanches and ex panches attend function
Jammu, November 19, (Scoop News)-A function was held at Sunderbani, organized by block Congress Committee Sunderbani in which JKPCC leader, Ravinder Sharma was the chief guest. Large number of people including ex-sarpanches and ex-panches attended the function and paid rich tributes to Smt. Indira Gandhi on her 101st Birth Anniversary, today. Addressing the gathering, Ravinder Sharma recalled her contribution in the freedom struggle, especially when entire top brass of Congress party were arrested in 1942 during ‘Quit India Movement’, she took upon the leadership of freedom movement. He described her as a dynamic leader who was always committed to the welfare of the...

 
 Kashmir News
Chief Justice administers oath to new Judge of JK High Court
Jammu, November 19 ((Scoop News)-Chief Justice, Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Justice Gita Mittal, administered oath of office to Justice Rajesh Bindal as Judge of the J&K High Court at a swearing-in-ceremony organized here today. Chief Justice congratulated the new Judge and wished him a successful tenure ahead. Justice Bindal, a senior Judge, has been appointed as Judge of J&K High Court following his transfer from the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Justice Bindal was administered the oath after the High Court’s Registrar General Sanjay Dhar read out the Warrant of Appointment issued by the President of India. He also read the Letter of Authorization issued by Governor of Jammu & Kas...

Ensure resolution-based grievance redressal, not mere reporting: Vyas to Officers
Srinagar, November 19 ((Scoop News)-Taking a strong exception towards routine handling of public grievances by reporting departments and need to bring in a change in attitude of mere reporting by the officers to resolution-based redressal of grievances Advisor to Governor, B B Vyas, today stressed upon the officers to look for solutions in absolving public issues to bring succor to the aggrieved. He said this while interacting with public delegations and individuals here at Governor's Grievance Cell in Church Lane, Sonawar. During the said interaction, the Advisor was apprised about various issues and problems faced by the people in the region. Among various issues brought to the fore...

Digitization of land records to improve record maintenance system: Vyas
Visits Central Record Room Complex Bemina
Srinagar, November 19 ((Scoop News)-Advisor to Governor BB Vyas today visited Central Revenue Record Room Complex Bemina to inspect the progress of implementation of Land Records Modernization Programme. The Advisor was informed that scanning, preservation of revenue documents, data entry of latest Jamabandi and updation with latest mutation records besides digitization of maps with latest data is been done in the complex. The Regional Director Survey and Land Record gave a detailed outlook of the digitalization programme to the Advisor. He said that Department has hired the services of RAM TECH Software India and assigned the job of scanning, computerization of various old revenue reco...

Tarigami expresses grief, sorrow over Khanday’s demise
Expresses solidarity with bereaved family
Srinagar, November 19(Scoop News)- CPI (M) leader and MLA Kulgam Mohamad Yousuf Tarigami expressed grief and sorrow over the demise of former chief secretary of the state Mohamad Iqbal Khanday, who breathed his last at SKIMS, Srinagar today. In Khanday sahib’s death Jammu and Kashmir has lost a well wisher who spent all his life for the betterment of public. Throughout his career he worked tirelessly, honestly and with dedication for welfare of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. He worked against all odds and stood steadfast to serve the people of the state in most difficult times. He described his demise as a personal loss, saying his passing away has created a void in the state...

Mirwaiz expresses condolence over sad demise Abdul Wahab, PTJ patron
Srinagar, November 19, (Scoop News)_All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, expressed his heartfelt condolence over the demise of prominent Islamic scholar of the sub-continent and the Pakistan Tableegi Jamaat patron Abdul Wahab stating that the religious contribution of the deceased the global level deserves rich tributes. In a statement issued here on Monday, Mirwaiz termed the demise of Wahab as a great lost for not only the Muslim religious parties and the Muslims of the sub-continent but the entire Muslim world and prayed for the highest standards for the deceased in Janah. He also prayed to Almighty to grant patience to the family members of dece...

Workshop on ‘faculty dev for SIE, DIET functionaries’ culminates at CUK
Srinagar, November 18 ((Scoop News)- The weeklong workshop on “Faculty development for SIE and DIET functionaries,” organised by the School of Education, Central University of Kashmir (CUK), culminated at Nowgam-I academic block of the varsity here on Saturday. Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir, Director School Education, Dr. Ghulam Nabi Itoo, Dean School of Education, Prof. N A Nadeem, Registrar, Prof. Fayaz A Nika, Controller of Examinations, Prof. Parveen Pandit, Coordinator Teacher Education and the workshop Prof. Nighat Basu, Dean Languages, University of Kashmir, Prof. Lilly Want, Professor, Department of Education, University of Jammu, Prof. Renu Nanda, participants and facul...

DSEK invites application for free coaching for competitive exams, sets up helpline
Under Super 50 Tutorial, 239 students cracked NEET, JEE in 2017-18: Dir Education
Srinagar, November 18 ((Scoop News)-Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) today announced free coaching for the competitive examinations like IIT-JEE, NEET, JKCET etc in all the districts of Kashmir Division. The students desirous of getting admission under this program have been asked to submit an online form at www.dsek.nic.in upto November 27. All those students who have qualified 10+2 or the candidates who have appeared in class 12th annual examination can submit their application forms through online mode upto November 27 for the screening test scheduled to be held on December 2. Students can download their admit cards from November 29 to Dece...

Flu vaccine protects pregnant women, their babies: DAK
Srinagar, November 18 ((Scoop News)- Urging pregnant women to get vaccinated against flu, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Sunday said flu vaccine protects expectant mothers and their babies from flu. “Pregnant women are more vulnerable when it comes to flu due to the way their immune system, heart and lungs change during pregnancy,” said DAK president and flu expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a communiqué. “Pregnant women who get the flu are at higher risk of hospitalization, and even death,” he said. Dr Nisar said the risk of premature labor and delivery increases when expectant mothers catch the flu and there is a greater chance of birth defects and even death of a baby in the wom...

 
 Other Stories
3-day training programme being organized for newly elected ULB representative
Jammu, November 19 ((Scoop News)-Chief Secretary, BVR Subrahmanyam Monday chaired a meeting with Financial Commissioner, Housing & Urban Development Department and Vice Chairman/Director General, J&K IMPARD here to finalize the dates for a 3-day training orientation programme for the newly elected Mayors/Chairmen/ Councilors of the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs). It was decided that the 3- day programme will be held in the batches of 50-55 elected ULB representatives on 3rd, 6th, 10th, 13th, 17th, 20th, 24th, 27th and 31st December, 2018 both at Jammu and Srinagar simultaneously. The Housing and Urban Development Department will make the necessary arrangements in consultation with J&K IMPAR...

Chief Secretary reviews implementation of SBM (Urban)
Stresses on meeting original mission target of 60,000 IHHTs
Jammu, November 19 ((Scoop News)-Chief Secretary Shri B V R Subrahmanyam Monday chaired the 6th State Level Apex Committee meeting of the flagship Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban). Financial Commissioner, H&UDD, Principal Secretary, Finance Department, Principal Secretary, Planning Development & Monitoring Department, Secretary, Rural development Department, Commissioner, JMC/SMC, Director, Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) Jammu/Kashmir, Director (Planning), H&UDD and other officers were present. The Apex Committee reviewed the implementation of the programme and the component wise progress achieved by the implementing agencies viz JMC, SMC, DULB-J and DULB-K. It was informed that about 34000 In...

Congress sells ‘secularism’ to BJP for mere Municipal Council Chair: Vakil
Srinagar, November 18 ((Scoop News)-Coming heavily on Congress party for its dual-faced behaviour, President Jammu and Kashmir Bachao Tehreek and former minister Abdul Gani Vakil Sunday said that it was a big shame for Congress that they have sold its lofty slogans of secularism for a mere municipal council election by joining hands with right wing Hindutva BJP. In a statement issued here, Vakil said that to secure the post of president of Municipal Council in Bijbehara, Congress didn’t shy away in joining hands with BJP, which makes it clear for one and all that this party can go to any extent for the sake of power. “The present Congress party is not the Congress of Jawaharlal Nehru, Ind...

Chief Secretary visits SKIMS Soura
Asks hospital administration to focus on improving professional, academic standards; Assures adequate funding for infrastructure upgradation
Srinagar, November 18 ((Scoop News)-Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam today said the functioning of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura involves larger social issue linked to the public healthcare in Jammu and Kashmir. “The immediate concern of the Governor’s Administration is to restore the stature of this premier institution so that it comes up as a research-oriented healthcare facility,” Chief Secretary said at a meeting with the staff, faculty and administration of the institute during his visit to SKIMS, on the last leg of his 3-Day tour to Kashmir, today. He asked the SKIMS administration to focus on improving professional and academic stature of this premiere ...

CS compliments officers for delivering amid challenging situations
Asks them to register for Civil Services Awards-2019
Srinagar, November 17 ((Scoop News)-Complimenting the officers for their steady efforts towards accomplishing the “Mission for Delivering Development” and “Mission on Good Governance”, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam today said their immense contribution while working in challenging circumstances in J&K needs to be recognized. Addressing a meeting of the Divisional Administration and Deputy Commissioners here, Chief Secretary asked them to apply for the awards for Excellence in Implementation of Priority Programmes to be presented by the Prime Minister on Civil Services Day-2019. He said these awards are being presented every year to the civil servants under Priority Programmes and Inno...

KVIB organizes national vendor development programme for MSMEs
Srinagar, November 17 ((Scoop News)- Jammu and Kashmir Khadi and Village Industries Board today organised one-day national vendor development programme for micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) under National Scheduled Caste Scheduled Tribe Hub, scheme in Kashmir Division. On the occasion, Secretary/CEO, J&K KVIB, Rashid Ahmad Qadri provided detailed informed about the entrepreneurship programs under various national and local schemes for the unemployed youth of J&K, which provide supportive ecosystem for their growth. While speaking about the importance of the program, Qadri stressed that the aim of conducting such programs is to help the growth of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled T...

Navin Choudhary discusses JKSRTC, JKTDC issues
JAMMU, November 16 ((Scoop News)- Principal Secretary, Finance, Navin K Choudhary today convened a meeting to settle the claims of JKSRTC on Hotel Lala Rukh, Srinagar, which is presently run by JKTDC. During the meeting, senior functionaries of JKSRTC put forth their demand for sharing the revenue generating by JKTDC out of the said hotel. Principal Secretary, Finance asked both the parties to verify their claims and status of the title of the land and the building for the settlement of the claims over the property. The next date for the meeting in this regard is fixed after the period of 15 days. The meeting was attended by MD SRTC, Secretary Tourism, Director Finance Transport, A...

Lt Gen Ranbir Singh gives away awards to 24 selected teachers from various Army Goodwill Schools across Jammu and Kashmir
Udhampur, November 16, (Scoop News)-Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, GOC-in-C, Northern Command felicitated teachers of Army Goodwill Schools at an award ceremony held in Udhampur on Friday. The awards were given under three different categories viz Primary, Middle and Secondary level and 24 selected teachers from various Army Goodwill Schools from entire J&K were awarded for their innovative skills in teaching . These teachers were selected after a stringent process based on their teaching ability and creation of innovative teaching aids. The awards were sponsored by Bharti Foundation and i...

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Iqbal Khandey’s demise widely mourned
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Vomedh stages ‘Tscharie Mae‘tt’ as 12th episode of ‘Terrace Theatre’ at Bohri
Ramesh Bhan bereaved, Scoop News management conveys its heartfelt condolences
DIPR organizes cultural event at old-age home Amphala
Army organises drawing and painting competition at gool
Inauguration of chinar shopping complex (CSC) and tree plantation drive at BB cantt
Secy IT reviews preparedness for launch of ESDM scheme
Govt to revive ailing cooperative banks in JK: Dr Lone
 
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Pak duplicity on Islam and Muslims
The Shireen Mazari model for Resolution of the Kashmir Issue
Pak duplicity on Islam and Muslims
Diagnosis of Article 35A : Let those who support this ladder to heavens answer
Kashmir’s Celluloid Years
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