Sunday, January 17, 2021
 
 Top Stories of The Day
PM Modi launches world’s largest vaccination drive to eradicate COVID-19
LG Manoj Sinha Inaugurated Covid drive for J&K from GMC Jammu
Jammu, January 16 (Scoop News)-Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the world's largest vaccination drive to eradicate COVID-19 pandemic. Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha, who attended a virtual programme of the vaccine launch by Prime Minister Modi at Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu termed it as a historic event dedicated to corona warriors and front line workers. On the occasion, Lt Governor also inaugurated and witnessed the administering of the first dose of the vaccine to a sanitation in-charge of GMC Jammu. Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Baseer Ahmed Khan, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam, Financial Commissioner Health & Medical Education, Atal Dulloo, Administrative Secretaries, Principal GMC Jammu, Dr Shashi Sudan Sharma, and other senior officers were also present during the occasion. Terming the occasion as a historic day in the f...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
JK reports 109 new positive cases, 120016 recovered so far
Jammu, January 16 (Scoop News)-The Government on Saturday informed that 109 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 55 from Jammu division and 54 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 123217. Also 01COVID-19 death has been reported from Kashmir Division. Moreover, 256 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 168 from Jammu Division and 88 from Kashmir Division. According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 123217 positive cases, 1280 are Active Positive, 120016 have recovered and 1921 have died; 715 in Jammu division...

India begins World’s Largest Vaccination Drive
New Delhi, January 16 (Scoop News)-Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare chose to be with doctors, nurses and other healthcare and frontline workers at AIIMS, New Delhi on this momentous day when the Prime Minister launched the world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive. He applauded their selfless devotion and commitment to the nation’s fight against COVID-19, as the a sanitation worker Shri Manish Kumar became the first recipient of the vaccination drive at AIIMS, New Delhi. Describing the exercise as the start of the climax of the pandemic that started a year before, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said, “The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been personally involved i...

JK reports 144 new positive cases, 119760 recovered so far
Jammu, January 15 (Scoop News)-The Government on Friday informed that 144 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 64 from Jammu division and 80 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 123108. Also 05COVID-19 deaths have been reported, 03 from Jammu Division and 02 from Kashmir Division. Moreover, 179 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 111 from Jammu Division and 68 from Kashmir Division. According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 123108 positive cases, 1428 are Active Positive, 119760 have recovered and 1920 h...

Chairman/CEC LAHDC Kargil, former Ministers, former Legislator, DDC member call on Lt Governor
Jammu, January 15 (Scoop News)-Chairman/Chief Executive Councilor, Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Kargil; former Ministers, former Legislator and DDC Member called on Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today at Raj Bhavan here. Chairman/Chief Executive Councilor, Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Kargil, Feroz Ahmed Khan submitted a memorandum of issues and demands to the Lt Governor pertaining to reservation of seats in SKAUST Jammu/Kashmir and in other Universities of J&K for the students of Kargil & Leh; reservation in admissions in Para-Medical Colleges of J&K, Boys/Girl Hostel for Students of Kargil at Srinagar and pending GP Fund of employees of L...

 
 Ladakh News
LAHDC, Leh convenes an introductory meeting with BDCs of Leh district
BDC chairmen of Leh district can participate in GCM of LAHDC, Leh : CEC Gyalson
Leh (Ladakh), January 16 (Scoop News)-An introductory meeting of BDCs of all the 16 blocks of Leh district with the Chairman/ Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Leh Advocate Tashi Gyalson who is also the Chairman of Zila Parishad, Leh in presence of Executive Councillor for Rural Dev. Dept. Tashi Namgyal Yakzee and Director RDD UT Ladakh Tahir Hussain was held at DC Conference hall Leh today evening. ACD Leh Sonam Norboo, District Panchayat Officer, Leh Zakir Hussain, BDC chairman of all the blocks and BDOs attended the meeting. Chairman of Zila Parishad, Leh /CEC Gyalson welcoming the BDC chairman of different blocks of Leh district in the first introductory meeting said that the pres...

79 healthcare workers get shot of Covid-19 vaccine in Phase 1
Leh (Ladakh), January 16 (Scoop News)-In the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive, 79 health care workers were given the first shots of the vaccine in Leh district today. Skalzang Chosdon, a safaiwala by profession, was the recipient of the first shot of COVID-19 vaccine in Leh district. A total of ten healthcare workers, including Skalzang, were given a shot of the Covid-19 vaccine at Ladakh Heart Foundation. Earlier, Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of UT Ladakh, RK Mathur, inaugurated the COVID vaccination centre at Ladakh Heart Foundation in the presence of Chairman of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh, Tashi Gyaltson; Member of Parliament, Ladakh Constitue...

Two new positive cases report in UT Ladakh
12 patients cured and discharged
Leh, January 16 (Scoop News)-"As per the media bulletin released by the Directorate of Health Services UT Ladakh last night, two persons tested positive for COVID-19. Both the positive sample reports were received by CMO Leh and were detected from COVID Lab Leh. The bulletin further details that UT Ladakh has discharged 12 patients yesterday. All the patients were discharged by CMO Leh. With this, the total number of COVID-19 active cases in UT Ladakh has come down to 104; 99 in Leh district and five in Kargil district. The bulletin further informed that 445 passengers were screened at KBR Airport Leh yesterday. While 55 passengers including the drivers and helpers of trucks, tankers, a...

Seven new positive cases report in UT Ladakh
29 patients cured and discharged
Leh (Ladakh), January 15 (Scoop News)- As per the media bulletin released by the Directorate of Health Services UT Ladakh last night, seven persons tested positive for COVID-19. Out of the total, six positive sample reports were received by CMO Leh and one positive sample report was received by CMO Kargil. The bulletin further details that UT Ladakh has discharged 29 patients yesterday. All the patients were discharged by CMO Leh. With this, the total number of COVID-19 active cases in UT Ladakh has come down to 114; 109 in Leh district and five in Kargil district. The bulletin further informed that 240 passengers were screened at KBR Airport Leh yesterday. While 39 passengers including th...

37 passengers avail Kargil Courier Service Srinagar, 14.01.2021
Srinagar, January 14 (Scoop News)-Kargil Courier airlifted 37 passengers today. 20 passengers availed the service from Srinagar to Kargil and 17 passengers from Kargil to Srinagar, including two patients. The patients had to be carried to Kargil Airport in an ambulance and were provided an ambulance at Srinagar Airport by Chief Medical Officer, Srinagar. For 15th January, AN-32 Kargil Courier sorties have been planned between Kargil and Jammu. Passengers have been requested to contact the concerned Liaison Officers. ...

CEC Gyalson discussed issues with Commander Project Vijayak (BRO)
Leh (Ladakh), January 13 (Scoop News)-The Chairman/Chief Executive Councillor LAHDC, Leh Advocate Tashi Gyalson chaired a meeting to discuss grievances faced by local labours in the Project Vijayak of the Border Road Organization (BRO). The meeting was attended by Commander, 16 Vijayak, D.N Dahat, Executive Engineer Project Vijayak, B. Kishan, Deputy Chairman, Tsering Angchuk, Executive Councilor (EC) for Minority & Forest, Ghulam Mehdi, respective councillors of Saspol, Panamic, Skurbuchan, Lamayuru, Lungnak (Zangskar) and concerned village representatives from western Ladakh. Commander, Dahat updated CEC Gyalson that BRO has been working on creating better working conditions for the lo...

CEC Gyalson and MP JTN and calls on LG Mathur at Raj Niwas
Leh (Ladakh), January 13 (Scoop News)-The Chief Executive Councillor, LAHDC, Leh, Advocate Tashi Gyalson and Member Parliament Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal called on Hon’ble Lt. Governor Shri Radha Krishna Mathur to discuss issues and projects in the Union Territory of Ladakh and Leh district at Raj Niwas today. MP JTN and CEC Gyalson thanked LG Mathur for his kind consideration in conducting first Zanskar Winter Sports & Youth Festival 2020-21. They requested LG Mathur’s intervention in earliest formulation and publication of recruitment rules for different departments in UT Ladakh saying that the educated unemployed youths of Ladakh are eagerly waiting for jobs with high expectation ...

Comm Secy Health assesses COVID-19 vaccination drive preparation
Leh (Ladakh), January 13 (Scoop News)-Commissioner Secretary, Health, Rigzin Samphel convened a meeting to assess the preparation of COVID-19 vaccination drive for the frontline workers, at the Secretariat today. The meeting was attended by both the Deputy Commissioner/CEO, LAHDC, of Leh and Kargil districts; Joint Director, ITBF, Ladakh; DIG, ITBP; Senior Superintendent of Police, Leh/Kargil; AIG Personnel, Ladakh Police; Director Health Services; Chief Medical Officer, Leh/Kargil; Deputy Commandant, CRPF, Ladakh; Deputy Commandant, CISF, Ladakh; Executive Officer, MC, Leh/Kargil; In-charge Immunisation Officer, Ladakh, and representatives of GOC 14 Corps. In-charge Immunisation Office...

 
 Debate
COVID vaccine: Is it Halal or not?
By Asad Mirza It’s not only the Muslims, even Hindus and Jews have raised questions about the use of the COVID vaccine, due to prohibited substances in its composition. Even before the COVID vaccination process starts in India. The Indian Muslims have courted another controversy. The question is whether they’ll be amenable to get vaccinated or not, as there are reports that the proposed vaccines may not be halal as per the Islamic dietary laws. Muslims, Jews and even Hindus have questioned the composition of the proposed vaccines developed by Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin. Even as India is scrambling to start the coronavirus vaccination drive, Mu...

DDC election: referendum or number game?
Straight Talk
K B Jandial Last month’s election for the District Development Council (DDC) has been acknowledged across the board as one of the most successful, peaceful and credible elections ever held especially in Kashmir, for which Delhi and J&K administration deserved kudos. It has established the faith of the people of Kashmir in India’s democratic process. Its outcome has thrown up some interesting issues, claims and conclusions. With a fractured mandate, DDC election is win-win situation for most of the political parties/ pre-poll Alliance and that’s they are doing to make some brownie points. But more realistically, the results are ‘no-win’ situation for anyone except the Indepen...

Kashmir invites khalafat in its new avatar
K.N. Pandita Lately, Farooq Abdullah said he would approach China for helping Kashmiris retrieve the special status. He is disappointed with the Western powers and the Islamic countries. Simultaneously, his political adversary, the Jama’at-e-Islami (JeI) is excited over the revival of the Ottoman Empire’s past Islamic grandeur to reach Kashmir in its new avatar --- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a new-found Islamist. It shows that Kashmiri leaders want to re-enact the old story of inviting a foreign power to rule over them. Pakistan has already made China a stakeholder in Kashmir dispute; ceding a large chunk of Indian Territory in Aksaichin to her, collabor...

The media must become the voice of the people again
Markandey Katju The Fourth Estate in India must attack feudal forces like casteism, communalism, religious bigotry and attempts to polarise society. Today a large part of the Indian media has lost its voice and the trust of the people, too. It has become a “godi media.” Instead of being the Fourth Estate and serving the Indian people, it has largely become part of the First Estate, as stated by eminent journalist and Magsaysay Award winner Ravish Kumar. This brings us to the key question: What is the role of the media? This was explained by Justice Hugo Black of the US Supreme Court in The New York Times vs. US, 1971 (the Pentagon Papers case) in these stirring words: “...

Good Bye 2020 – Year Of Corona and ‘ Conspiracy ‘
B L Saraf Year 2020 is now history. Whosoever recalls it will do so with a shiver down the spine . It has put an oozing scar on our collective memory and brought human being face to face with Black Death. On the midnight of 31st December, 2019 world welcomed it with the hope that it will usher in new to cheer up the mankind , little knowing what the year had in store - a humongous catastrophe of unimaginable consequences. The Year proved exception to the belief that there is nothing ‘ new’ in the new year one could enjoy. Had Faiz Ahmad Faiz been around today his lament : Aey naie saal bata tujh main naya kya h...

Farmer's strike has notable lessons
K.N. Pandita The recent strike by sections of Punjab-Haryana farmers may not arguably pass for a nationwide strike. Nevertheless, some political opposition parties and those with vested interest tried to expand the strike to other states as well. Thus behind the cover of farmers' protest, these political parties have been trying to challenge the sovereignty of the Parliament. It is politics of disruption and not of nation-building. However, notwithstanding its geophysical aspects, we should not shy away from making a dispassionate analysis of the upsurge because for more than one reason it is a notable event in the contemporary political history of India. To bring pressure on...

A decisive moment for Kashmir leadership
K.N. Pandita The decision of the Peoples’ Alliance for Gupkar Declaration to participate in the grassroots election process viz. DDC, Local Bodies and Panchayats in the Union Territory, is a sensible and pragmatic one. What has made them break the jinx is the realization of the damage they chose to inflict on their respective political parties by adopting an indifferent attitude towards the democratic process in the past. By abandoning the negative approach the alliance partners have shown political maturity which the masses of people have appreciated. It also indicates lessening of pressure hitherto exerted by the separatists in the context of elections. The mainstream po...

DDC Elections - Revival of political process
B L Saraf We are in the beginning of winter season , experiencing mild cold in plains and a bitter one in the mountains . Kashmir Valley is shivering due to the weather severity . Nonetheless , the political heat generated by the DDC elections is making people feel a bit cozy . The UT is witnessing a pleasant spectacle .A great churning is going on in the political ambience of the erstwhile state of J &K which , for the reasons very well known , lay stale and dormant for quite a long period . The ongoing election to the District Development Councils ( DDCs ) has become a stirring age...

 Jammu News
DSEJ celebrates National Youth Day to mark birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda
Jammu, January 16 (Scoop News)-As part of a series of events, to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananada, Directorate of School Education Jammu organized a panel discussion on “Role of Youth in National Integration.’’ Four students viz. Nidhanshi Bavoria ( GGHSS, Rehari Jammu); Farakh Zeba ( GGHSS Bhaderwah) ; Titiksha Sharma( GGHSS Kathua); Kaneez Fiza Jaffari( GGHSS Poonch) participated in the discussion. Director School Education Jammu, Anuradha Gupta, was the chief guest. Recalling the teachings of Swami Vivekananda, Director School Education Jammu, Anuradha Gupta said that Swami ji emphasized on education as the key for forming ones character, strengthening o...

Handicrafts directorate hosts workshop on Aesthetic Packaging at Jammu
Jammu, January 16 (Scoop News)-Directorate of Handicrafts and Handloom, Jammu, in collaboration with Indian Institute of Packaging-Mumbai, today organised a training workshop on Aesthetic Packaging of Handicrafts and Handloom, Products here for the craftsmen and entrepreneurs associated with Handicrafts & Handloom sector. As Many as 58 Artisans, weavers, cooperatives from various districts of Jammu Division participated in the training programme & availed the benefit of this workshop/training programme. Their queries were also replied by the Technical team of Indian Institute of packaging, Ministry of Commerce. The training was held in the pursuit of the Government to present new livel...

No compromise with interests of any sub-region of Jammu: Rana
Seeks comprehensive special development package for Chenab Valley
Batote, January 16 (Scoop News)-Saying that the National Conference will not compromise with the interests of any sub-region of the Jammu division, Provincial President Mr Devender Singh Rana today sought a special and comprehensive development package for the Chenab Valley and Pir-Panchal regions. “Developmental and economic aspirations of both the regions of Jammu and Kashmir and their sub-regions are sacrosanct and each one of them should get equitable proportion of funds for implementation of various projects and welfare schemes as a matter of their right”, Mr Rana said while addressing the party workers here this afternoon. The Provincial President recalled the developmental st...

Traffic on NH44 allowed after trial run of Bailey Bridge at Kaila Morh
Ramban, January 16 (Scoop News)- The traffic on Jammu –Srinagar National Highway (NH44) was restored today with the completion of Bailey Bridge here at landslide hit Kaila Morh, Ramban. The vehicular traffic on the 270 Km NH44 between Jammu and Srinagar was suspended on January 10 due to the sinking of a retention wall and about 15 Mt road stretch near a bridge at Kaila Morh in Ramban. According to the Chief Engineer, Border Roads Organisation, Brigadier I K Jaggi, the Bridge was put to trail run at 2.45 PM and traffic was allowed to pass in a regulated manner after giving some final touches and verification. The 40 ton Bailey bridge was constructed by Border Roads Origination (BRO) te...

DSEJ holding Parent -Teacher Meet as part of cyber security fortnight campaign
Jammu, January 16 (Scoop News)-Directorate of school education Jammu, is going to organise a Parent -Teacher Meet (PTM) on January 28, 2021 in all schools of Jammu Division as part of the ongoing fortnight long campaign on cyber security being conducted through its Counselling cell. The campaign was started on January 15, 2021 and it would continue till January 31, 2021. Services of faculty counsellors and psychological task force will be utilized to sensitize the students, teachers and other stakeholders on cyber security. As per the Counselling cell, the experts would hold interactions with the parents (PTMs) through online and offline with threadbare deliberations on the themes ...

Advisor Farooq Khan emphasizes youth participation in sports activities to ensure their overall well being
Distributes prizes among winners of different categories
Jammu, January 16 (Scoop News)-'Sports is integral to curriculum which help in building healthy mind and body thus ensuring overall personality development of youth", stated Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan while speaking at the valedictory function of 26th Men free style, Greco-Roman style and 12th Women wrestling championship organised by J&K Wrestling Association here today. Advisor said that the UT administration is committed to provide best avenues and infrastructure to sportspersons so as to channelize their energy towards a positive direction. He said that such events provide appropriate platform to players to exhibit their sports potential besides polishing it further...

Covid inoculation drive takes off across Jammu Division Districts
Jammu, January 16 (Scoop News)-The phase-I of Covid inoculation drive was today launched across all the districts of Jammu Division amid elaborate arrangements. The drive, being held in a phase manner, started with the immunization of frontline Health workers. Next booster dose will be given after 28 days (4 weeks) of first inoculation to the same person. The phase-II of the drive would witness the inoculation of next pool of frontline workers viz police and other civil departments, which would be followed by immunization of persons above the age of 50 years with co-morbidities. Those not covered under the first three phases, would be immunized in the last phase of the inoculation dr...

Kashmiri Pandits have the biggest stake in Delimitation process: Chrungoo
Jammu, January 16 (Scoop News)-"The Kashmiri Pandits have the biggest stake in the Delimitation process in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. They are the worst victims of gerrymandering in the world, executed in the Kashmir valley by all the Kashmir centric political parties", said Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo, Senior BJP leader and Incharge, Deptt of Political Affairs and Feedback, J&K-BJP. He was speaking in the Webinar organised by VASUK Group-Conferencing on the topic, "Kashmiri Pandits & Delimitation: Our Response". It was convened by Sandeep Kisroo, the Moderator of the Group, and was attended among others by Prof. S.K. Raina, Jeevan Zutshi, Utpal Kaul, Yoginder Kaul, R.K. Matto...

 
 Kashmir News
Director Agriculture Kashmir reviews flagship programs under Agriculture sector
Srinagar, January 16 (Scoop News)- Director Agriculture Kashmir, Muhammad Iqbal Chowdhary today convened a meeting here to review implementation of flagship programmes under agriculture sector. The Director on the occasion reviewed submission of DPRs on Micro Food Processing Enterprise Scheme (FME), Self Help Groups, progress on Farm Produce Organizations (FPOs), status of DBT in respect of CSS/Capex, Machinery distributed during 2020-21. Besides he also reviewed progress under soil health card scheme, status of registration of new FPOs viz submission of DPRs, preparation of Kharief 2020-21 (Seed requirements of all crops), status of operationalization of web portal for online registra...

Covid-19 vaccination drive launched across all districts of Kashmir
Srinagar, January 16 (Scoop News)-The Covid-19 vaccination drive was today launched across all the districts of Kashmir division after Prime Minister, Narendra Modi virtually kicked off world's largest Covid-19 vaccination drive in the country. The vaccination drive was launched setting in motion a complex deployment plan aimed at stemming the wide spread of infections across the country. It was given out that in the first phase, the ‘Covishield’ vaccine shall be administered to frontline workers and the beneficiaries and every beneficiary will need to receive two doses of the same vaccine, 28 days apart. Meanwhile, the vaccination drive was also launched across all the districts of th...

Div Com calls for time bound issuance of NOCs to private schools
Srinagar, January 16 (Scoop News)-The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang K Pole today chaired a meeting with representatives of Private Schools of Kashmir. The meeting, among others was attended by Director School Education Kashmir, Director Social Welfare, CE R&B, CE PHE, Deputy Labour Commissioner Kashmir, Joint Secretary JK BOSE, SSP Traffic Rural, representative of private schools and other concerned. During the meeting, the representative raised various issues m being faced by them while getting NOCs from different departments. The issues raised included extension in period of recognition/ affiliation, abolishing of political non involvement certificate, end of commercial c...

Advisor Bhatnagar kick starts Covid-19 vaccination in Kashmir
Dir SKIMS receives first shot of vaccine
Srinagar, January 16 (Scoop News)-On the occasion of e-launch of massive Covid-19 vaccination drive across the country by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar today kick started the Covid-19 Vaccination drive in Kashmir at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science (SKIMS), Soura by giving first shot of COVISHIELD vaccine to Director SKIMS Prof A.G Ahanger. Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary; Mayor Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Junaid Azim Mattu, Director Health Services, Kashmir, Principal GMC Srinagar, Principal SKIMS Bemina, Heads of various departments and large number of frontline Covid-19 healthcare warriors...

Advisor Baseer Khan attends Grand Plenary of Startup India International Summit
Srinagar,January 16 (Scoop News)-Prime Minister, Narendra Modi today addressed the concluding session of the "Prarambh: Startup India International Summit" and Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Baseer Ahmad Khan attended the Summit through virtual mode on behalf of the Jammu and Kashmir Government. The two-day summit that began in New Delhi on January 15 was inaugurated by Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs and Food and Public Distribution, Piyush Goyal. The Summit was organized by the Department for Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce & Industry. The objective of the summit is to set up an ecosystem to boost entrepreneurship and innovation, ena...

Involve community for Fire Safety-DG Fire
Karnah, Keran, Machil, Gurez, Tulail & 700 far flung villages to be equipped with Fire Extinguishers -Div Com Kashmir
Srinagar, January 16 (Scoop News)-Webinar on Fire Safety Measures in Winter was jointly organised by National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), Institution of Engineers (India) J&K State Centre, Srinagar in collaboration with J&K Fire and Emergency Services, SDRF, Divisional Administration Kashmir and State Emergency Operation Centre. The webinar was inaugurated by Dr. B. Srinivas, Director General, Fire & Emergency Services and Commandant General CD, HG and SDRF. He appreciated the initiative taken to generate public awareness about fires in winters and urged for greater community involvement for ensuring fire safety and focus on fire prevention. He said that F&ES, Civil Defence, ...

DDC Ang for effective implementation of WWS for women empowerment
Anantnag, January 15 (Scoop News)- The District Development Commissioner (DDC) Anantnag, K.K.Sidha today called for effective implementation of Women Welfare Schemes (WWS) for women empowerment in the district. During a meeting convened here, the DDC directed the concerned officers to follow a collective approach for empowering women for which the Ministry of Women & Child Development has taken an initiative through many outreach programmes of ICDS. He stressed for effective coordination and monitoring of various sectoral programmes run by ministry or through NGO’s and directed for universalization of ICDS schemes, nutrition programme for adolescent girl, protection of child rights and pr...

Arrangements for Covid-19 vaccination drive finalised at Gbl
Ganderbal, January 15 (Scoop News)-The District Administration Ganderbal today informed that two vaccination centers have been established at District Hospital and SDH Kangan for the inauguration of Covid-19 vaccination drive on January 16th in the district. This was stated by District Development Commissioner (DDC) Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal during a meeting here to finalise the arrangements for Covid-19 vaccination drive in the district. On the occasion, the DC reviewed the preparedness including the status of logistics and manpower required to assist the teams of the health department for vaccination and finalised the arrangements to be put in place for smooth conduct of the programme. ...

 
 Other Stories
Srinagar police recovers unidentified body
Seeks help of general public to identify him
Srinagar, January 16 (Scoop News)-Srinagar Police recovered an unidentified non-muslim male body, age about 50 years from Allochibagh Srinagar. The body was later taken to hospital for autopsy and other medico legal formalities. Proceeding under section 174 CrPC has been initiated. After completion of all necessary legal formalities including Covid test & Post Mortem, the dead body has been kept in Mortuary at SMHS Srinagar. Anybody having any information regarding the identity of the body may kindly inform Police Station Shergarhi on 9596770525, 9596770861 or Police Control Room Kashmir on 112. ...

Anantnag Police recovered 42Kgs of Charas from a residential house
Srinagar, January 16 (Scoop News)-Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Anantnag have recovered 42Kgs of Charas from a residential house at Bonpora, Tukhan. On specific information, a Police Party headed by SDPO Bijbehara along with Executive Magistrate Bijbehara raided a residential house of Bilal Ahmed Dar at Bonpora, Tulkhan. During search, officers were able to recover 42Kgs of Charas powder concealed in two bags from the said house. However, the accused person is at large and efforts are on to effect his arrest. Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and investigation in the matter has been initiated. Community members are request...

Dwivedi chairs State Level Committee meeting, clears Rs 12.43 cr subsidy claims
Jammu, January 16 (Scoop News)- Commissioner Secretary, Industries &Commerce Department, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, chaired meetings of State Level committees for sanctioning of subsidy cases under the Central Package of Incentives and sanctioning of 30% Central Capital Investment Incentive for Access to Credit (CCIIAC) respectively under Industrial Development Scheme (IDS) here today. The Committees sanctioned cases of 100% Insurance Subsidy, 3% Interest Subsidy and 30% CCIIAC amounting Rs. 10.59 crore for Jammu Division and Rs. 1.84 crore for Kashmir Division. Director Industries & Commerce, Jammu deliberated upon 48 subsidy cases pertaining to 3% Interest Subsidy, 100% Insurance Subsidy...

Congress questions change of women reservation roaster for DDC Chairpersons
Seeks invoking anti defection law and introducing open voting system for these elections to check horse trading
Jammu, January 16 (Scoop News)-Taking strong exception to the change of roaster of Reservation for women for the offices of DDC Chairpersons, through a recent order of 11th January 2021, contrary to the existing roaster already prescribed in the order of 24th Oct. 2020, JKPCC has termed it an attempt to defeat and distort the mandate of the people and manipulate the results to the undue advantage of few blue eyed and to the disadvantage of various other eligible candidates for DDC Chairpersons. The party also strongly advocated introduction of Anti Defection norms and the system of open voting, to check horse-trading in the upcoming elections to the DDC Chairpersons. Add...

DUJ Condemns Sackings by the Big Business Press
New Delhi, January 16 (Scoop News)-The Delhi Union of Journalists severely condemns the recent sackings of journalists in a leading business daily. Not content with a round of firings in the early months of the pandemic, citing business losses, newspapers seem to have decided on another round in the New Year. The Hindustan Times and its business daily Mint have reportedly let go of several staffers. Hindustan Times has sacked two correspondents from its political bureau and four journalists from its Features section, besides three designers and photographers in Delhi. The Mint has similarly sacked two political reporters and five journalists from its editorial team. It is ironic th...

Kansal calls for safety of line workers; Stresses need to follow SOPs, use PPEs
Jammu, January 15 (Scoop News)- Principal Secretary, Power Development Department and Information, Rohit Kansal, today convened a meeting of senior officers to discuss safety issues of field workers of the department. Kansal said that safety of field workers including daily wagers engaged in operation and maintenance of power stations and lines is government’s prime priority. He observed that a number of work related accidents can be minimised tremendously by ensuring strict implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) for safe working besides using standard safety devices and Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs). Principal Secretary directed the officers to formulate a compreh...

Govt actively pursuing GI registration of new crafts: Dwivedi
‘Quality assurance shall boost marketing of products in national, overseas markets, stem sale of fake products’
Jammu, January 15 (Scoop News)-Following the registration of seven world-famous handicrafts of Jammu & Kashmir under Geographical Indication of Goods (GI) Act, the Government is now actively pursuing GI registration of five more crafts for quality assurance so that their marketing in the national and international market receives considerable fillip. This information was given out in a meeting and video conference chaired by the Commissioner/ Secretary, Industries & Commerce, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, today. The meeting was attended by Director Handicrafts & Handloom, Kashmir, Mussarat Islam, Director, Handicrafts & Handloom, Jammu, Vikas Gupta and Director IICT, Zubair Ahmad. The craf...

Advisor Baseer Khan reviews functioning of Planning, Development and Monitoring Deptt
Jammu, January 15 (Scoop News)-Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today chaired a review meeting of Planning, Development and Monitoring department. The meeting was attended by Secretary, Planning, Development and Monitoring, Simrandeep Singh; Director General, Planning, Development and Monitoring; Shahzada Bilal Ahmad, and other concerned officers. Advisor had a brief overview of functioning of the department and monitoring process being carried out by the department. He reviewed the physical and financial achievements of various Centrally sponsored welfare schemes and programmes under implementation in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Advisor said that the ...

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