Saturday, February 25, 2017
 
 Top Stories of The Day
New Delhi can’t suppress political aspirations in Jammu & Kashmir: Dr. Farooq
‘Statesmanship lies in political engagement, not threats and warnings’
Srinagar, February 24, (Scoop News)-National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Friday cautioned New Delhi against an effort to suppress the political aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir through administrative and military mechanisms. Addressing party leaders, legislators and workers at a function held in Srinagar to commemorate the second death anniversary of Veteran Party Leader and Former General Secretary Advocate Sheikh Nazir Ahmed, Dr. Farooq Abdullah said statesmanship and sagacity demanded that New Delhi should initiate political engagement with the alienated youth of the State rather than resorting to a confrontational and aggressive approach by issuing threats of ‘harsh measures’. “When we demand that New Delhi should engage with the politically isolated, alienated and anguished youth of the State, we are not condoning violence or turmoil – nor ...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
Army Chief, other officers pays homage to martyrs
Srinagar, February 24, (Scoop News)- As the entire nation salutes the martyrs who made the supreme sacrifice in yesterday’s miltant attack in Shopian, the Army gave a befitting farewell to its brave hearts today in a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt, Srinagar. A Defence spokesperson said Chief of the Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, who had arrived in Srinagar on Thuresday, paid rich tributes today to the gallant soldiers, L Nk Gh Mohi- Ud-Din, Sep Vikas Singh Gurjar and Sapper Sreejith MJ and expressed his grief and condolences to the bereaved families. He also conveyed his a...

JK CM,Dy CM condemn killing of 3 Army personnel, civilian at Shopian
Jammu, February 23, (Scoop News)- JK Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti and Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh condemned the killing of three Army personnel and a civilian in a militant attack at Shopian today. Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has condemned the killing of three Army personnel in a militant attack at Shopian in the wee hours today. The Chief Minister said violence has never been and could never be a means to address issues. She said the unending cycle of violence in the State has brought untold miseries to the people and collective efforts are needed to get the State out of the morass of death and destruction. Mehbooba Mufti also expressed deep grief and angui...

4 including 3 soldiers killed in militant attack in South Kashmir
Five other army personnel also injured in the attack
Srinagar, February 23, (Scoop News)- Three soldiers and a woman were killed in militants attack on army convoy in Shopian district in South Kashmir today. Police spokesman said that On an information a cordon and search operation was carried out at Kungnoo Shopian, by 44 RR and Police. The CASO concluded without any arrest or recovery. "While returning from Kungnoo, the CASO party was attacked by unknown militants at Mulu Chitragam at about 2 am resulting in injuries to six army personnel including two officers of whom three succumbed to their injuries,"spokesman said....

Protesters in village Tarigam brush off Army Chief’s warning
come out in dozens to thwart CI Operation by security forces
Kulgam (Kashmir), February 22, (Scoop News)-Rebuffing Army Chief, Gen Bipin Rawat’s warning of a harsh action against those trying to hamper counter insurgency operations by labeling them as anti national, the people of village Tarigam in Kulgam district came out in dozens to repulse an army search operation in the area following a tip off about the presence of militants there, sources said on Wednesday. The protesters hurled stones on the security forces and also blocked all entry points to the village with stones and tree trunks. Police had to use tear canisters and baton charge to disperse and chase away stone lobbing youth. Pertinently, the army chief, Gen Rawat, last...

 
 Ladakh News
Haji Anayat unveils ‘Kargil Pavilion’ at OTM Mumbai-2017
Kargil adjudged ‘Best Destination’ for 2017; Bags ‘Award of Excellence’
Mumbai, February 24, (Scoop News)- To facilitate promotion of tourism in Ladakh and to project Kargil as a new tourism destination, a mega initiative has been undertaken by J&K Tourism Department in collaboration with LAHDC Kargil. The Tourism Department & LAHDC Kargil facilitated setting up Kargil Pavilion at OTM Mumbai-2017 to highlight the rich heritage and culture of Kargil. The event was inaugurated by Chairman Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali who was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The CEC, LAHDC Kargil, Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan was the guest of honour. Vice-Chairman JKTDC, Mohammed Rafi Mir, Secretary, Tourism and Floriculture, Farooq Ahmad Shah and Director Tourism Kashmir M...

JK Tourism organizes Sham – e – Kargil in Mumbai
Maharastra tour operators pledge to promote J&K
Mumbai, February 23, (Scoop News)- J&K Tourism Department today organized an evening of interaction with various Maharashtra tourism associations and media. The evening titled as Shaam-e-Kargil focused on promoting unexplored destinations in J&K particularly, Kargil. Chairman J&K Legislative Council Haji Anayat Ali inaugurated the evening show in presence of CEC, LAHDC Kargil Haji Kachu Ahmed Ali Khan, Vice Chairman, JKTDC Rafi Ahmad Mir, Secretary Tourism & Floriculture Farooq Ahmad Shah, Director Tourism Kashmir Mahmood A Shah, and MD Cable Car Shamim Wani. Besides, 200 tour operators from Maharashtra, and Gujarat, Travel Trade members from all three regions of J&K also attended t...

Buddhist heritage of Ladakh holds special place on JK’s cultural canvass: Dr Drabu
MIMC propagating basic human values of compassion, love, kindness, mutual harmony: Chering Dorjey
Jammu, February 23, (Scoop News)- Minister for Finance, Labour & Employment, Dr Haseeb Drabu has said that one should realize the importance of ‘Being at peace with Self’ especially amid present stressful times. “We have to realize how important it is to do the things that nurture the mind, revitalize the body and rejuvenate the soul,” he said. The Minister was speaking at a function organized here last evening by Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre (MIMC) Leh-Ladakh in connection with Mahakaruna Diwas (Compassion in Action). Minister for Cooperatives and Ladakh Affairs, Chering ...

IAF’s Jumbo cargo plane taxied at military airfield for last two months in Thoise
damaged its one wing and a propeller after returning from a night sortie
Dishkit (Nubra), February 23, (Scoop News)-An Air Force cargo plane, ‘Super Hercules’ was partially damaged after hitting a pole and some nearby barracks while taxiing on the tarmac in military air field at Thoise in Nubra Valley after returning from a night sortie, well informed sources said . “The airport has a limited space for huge (Jumbo) planes to manoeuvre. While taxiing itself on the tarmac, when one of its wings and propeller hit a pole and some nearby structures,” they added. A high level Court of Inquiry (CoI) has been ordered to conduct investigation to the December 13 accident of last year in which C-130J Super Hercules was badly damaged at Thoise airfield. ...

MIM Centre organising Mahakaruna Diwas on Wednesday
Jammu/ Leh, February 22, (Scoop News)_Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre, Leh is organizing a function in connection with Mahakaruna Diwas (Compassion in Action) at Gurjar Desh Charitable Trust, Bypass Jammu today (22 February 2017) at 4 pm. Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu will be the Chief Guest on the occasion while Minister for Cooperatives, Chering Dorjey will be the Guest of Honour....

Various student groups hold a massive protest rally in Jammu University Campus
against an accused doctor involved in molestation case
Jammu/ Leh (Ladakh), February 21, (Scoop News)-A massive protest demonstration was held Monday by All Students of Jammu, Kashmir against an accused doctor of Government Medical College (GMC)- Jammu, in a molestation case. Various student groups including National Students Union of India (NSUI), Akhil Bhartiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP), All India Students Federation of India- Gujjar Bakerwal Students Union, All Ladakh Student Union- Jammu and other student organisations under the banner of All Students of Jammu & Kashmir took part in the protest at Jammu University and raised voice agai...

LAHDC passes resolution to adopt a policy framework on tourism for Leh
Leh, February 21, (Scoop News)- In a historic move, the LAHDC, Leh today adopted a policy framework on tourism for Leh district based on the principles of eco-tourism. To adopt the much awaited policy, a special General Council Meeting was convened under the chairmanship of Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Leh Dr. Sonam Dawa Lonpo today to brainstorm on the proposed policy draft and after fruitful deliberation the house in one voice passed the resolution. The GCM was attended by all the Executive Councilors and almost all t he councilors and HODs. Addressing the GCM, CEC Dr. Dawa said t...

India deputing all women Ice Hockey Team for Asia Cup-2017 being played in Thailand
team undergoing coaching session at present
Leh (Ladakh), February 21, (Scoop News)-A 20 member all Ladakhi women team is leaving early next month for Bangkok to participate in 10 day long tournament for Asian Ice Hockey Women’s Challenge Cup-2017, official sources said on Tuesday. The team is currently undergoing a fortnight long coaching session in Kyrgyzstan, as India of its own hasn’t, so far, built an ice rink of international standard. “The players are affiliated with Ladakh Women Ice Hockey Foundation and most of them have already represented the country earlier in Taipei last year,” they said, adding that these play...

 
 Debate
Back in political calculation, Pandits’ return
By B L Saraf Like seasonal cycle following a pattern, the displaced Pandit is caught in an ever revolving political ‘period cycle ‘ which for him, is seldom on the rise but often remains low. Relegated to the footnote of the times, when political correctness demands Pandit is recalled to the Centre-stage, and then, unceremoniously, reverted back to the place after selective inconvenience begins to show up. At present, luck is smiling on the Pandit : political tide seems to be on high rise for him. This started with the unanimous Resolution passed by the State Legislature, committing the political class to make a serious effort for the dignified return of the internally displaced...

Joys and sorrows of JK people
By Amit Kushari IAS Before partition of the Indian sub continent in 1947, the state of Jammu and Kashmir, located in the northern most corner, adjoining Central Asia and Tibet had a population which was 80 percent Muslim. Now the Indian part of Jammu and Kashmir has 68 percent Muslim population—–the rest 32 percent are mainly Hindus Buddhists and Sikhs. Hindus are dominant in the Jammu region, Buddhists in Ladakh and Muslims are dominant in Kashmir( almost 99 percent after the exodus of the Pundits who were nearly 5 percent of the population prior to the exodus). Each of these religio...

Tale Of Two Speeches
By By B L Saraf Audience in Kennedy School of Business and Government at Harvard University , Boston , heard speeches of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Omar Abdullah, on the Kashmir issue , which reverberates throughout the Sub – Continent and , without doubt , touches heart and soul of the millions . Mirwaiz spoke on the predicted lines , alluding , approvingly , to the four- point agenda of Vajpayee and Musharraf era of 2004 . Not wholly subscribing to his view, one must give credit to Umar Farooq for standing consistent on the i...

Our “intellectuals” of ‘post-truth era’
By K.N. Pandita During past two months, former foreign minister Yashwant Sinha twice led a delegation of Delhi-based organization named “Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation” to Kashmir. This group of “intellectuals” working on Kashmir for more than a decade includes some top ex-bureaucrats, diplomats, senior army and civil servants including former Army Chief, former RAW Chief and former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court and others, all high profile personalities. After the visit of Sinha delegation to Kashmir secessionists, — who sing to the tune of terrorist brigands in Pa...

Proliferating Media: Challenges of Ethics & Accountability
By K B Jandial There is no second opinion that responsible journalism is extremely important in shaping the society, albeit the nation. While our Constitution talks about three important organs of the State- Executive, Legislature and Judiciary, there exists an equally important institution by the name of the media, the Fourth Estate. Its role in the success of the democracy is no less important than the other three organs. While the powers of these three separate organs have their respective constitutional limits and accountability, the Fourth Estate has not been burdened inten...

Kashmir:From private kingdom to private Jagir
By K.N. Pandita Four month-long paralyzing strike in Kashmir has hardly subsided when the saboteurs have raked up another issue which is likely to proliferate and revive the strike syndrome in the valley. The beginning of chila-e- kalan on Christmas Eve would be a propitious day to begin the seventy day long chila strike in Kashmir. The centripetal point for the chila-strike will be the issue of domicile certificates to 1947 refugees of partition of India stranded in Jammu region. Unnecessarily Infuriated by the rumour of issuing domicile certificates to 1947 tribal incursi...

West Pakistani Refugees - victims of the sectarian politics
By By B L Saraf There is no end to the miseries of human beings called “perennially“ as West Pakistan Refugees (WPRs) living in Jammu ever since partition of the sub-continent. Circumstances are conspiring to condemn them to live – generation after generation – as refugees in a part of the country which before suffering vivisection was their own .Even a small step , contemplated to ameliorate their pitiable plight , activates sectarian politics in Kashmir to defeat them . State government has decided to issue Identity Certificates to th...

Demonetization a national priority
By K.N. Pandita The fracas created by the opposition on demonetization issue shows that it has failed to show due respect to the verdict of the majority of people in this country. It has also to learn that sitting in the opposition does not absolve the opposition of becoming realists about the development of the country. Uncharitable opposition The opposition has to understand that Prime Minister’s decision about demonetization is not a small decision taking into account the demographic dimensions of our country. It should have understood that such big decisions of far...

 Jammu News
Dr. Farooq’s statement glorifying stone pelters has shown true colors of NC leadership:Sunil Sethi
Jammu, February 24, (Scoop News)- Statement of Dr. Farooq Abdullah glorifying stone pelters has shown true colors of National Conference leadership who always makes such statement for cheap publicity and political milage without any regard to National interest . Such statements depicts the dark face of politics where innocents lives are being used as fuel in fire of trouble to keep political pot boiling, said Sunil Sethi Chief Spokesperson of State Bhartiya Janata Party. He said that recent statements of NC leader is clear indicative of the direction in which he is stirring his party. It is very apparent that having lost confidence of public and after humiliating electoral defeat in las...

Police-Public Mela in Jammu on Feb 26
Vaid visits venue, reviews arrangements
Jammu, February 24, (Scoop News)- Director General of Police (DGP), Dr. S. P. Vaid today visited the Gulshan Ground and took review of arrangements of 28th Police Public Mela being held here on 26 February. He was accompanied by various senior police officers including Additional Directors General of Police and Inspectors General of Police. Dr. Vaid, while inspecting the venue, discussed about the space allotted to different stall holders for displaying their products for the sale to the public. He was told that more than 51 stalls were established by different units of the Organization, who have reached here with their products. Besides police units, some other departments and Organizat...

Mahashivratri celebrated at Shiv Khori
Historic live telecast of Aarti at Shiv Khori launched
Reasi, February 24, (Scoop News)- The annual Maha Shivratri festival was celebrated at Shiv Khori today with religious fervor and enthusiasm. The event began with historic live telecast of Aarti followed by cultural programmes at Ransoo. District Development Commissioner Reasi, Ravinder Kumar was also present on the occasion along with Executive Officer Om Parkash, Tehsildar Pouni Munshi Ram, Naib Tehsildar Ransoo Ashok Sharma, devotees and locals. Aarti was telecasted live by MH1 News channel from inside the holy cave which will continue in morning and evening session every day, henceforth. Over one lakh devotees have visited the holy cave so far and the Yatra was going on smoothl...

JK fountainhead of harmony, brotherhood: Lal Singh
Kathua, February 24, (Scoop News)- Minister of Forest, Environment and Ecology Choudhary Lal Singh has greeted people of the State on the auspicious occasion of Shivratri. The Minister joined the Shivratri celebrations at Brahma Kumari Centre here. The Minister also prayed for peace and tranquility and hoped the state to usher in a new era of goodwill among all sections of the society. In his greeting message, the Minister said the celebration of the festival reminds people of the bonds of brotherhood and harmony and symbolizes the composite culture of the State. He said the festival symbolizes love and amity, adding these values should be upheld at all costs. Wishing happy and prosperou...

Dy CM, Ministers, Legislators attend Mahashivratri Festival in Akhnoor
Concerted efforts on to bring up Jammu as major pilgrimage tourism destination: Dr Singh
Jammu, February 24, (Scoop News)- Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today said that concerted efforts are on to bring up Jammu province as one of the major pilgrimage tourism spots. He said in this regard necessary mechanism has already been put in place to upgrade the existing infra and also create awareness across the country about the pilgrim tourism potential of Jammu region. The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at inaugural function of the Mahashivratri festival at historic Kameshwar Shiv Temple in Akhnoor after paying obeisance there. Minister for Forests and Ecology, Choudh...

Minister Sajad Gani Lone meets Governor
Jammu, February 24, (Scoop News)- Sajad Gani Lone, Minister for Social Welfare, ARI & Trainings and Science & Technology, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan. Mr. Lone informed the Governor about several issues relating to the execution of various State and Central Schemes which are being executed by the departments and agencies under his charge. He also acquainted the Governor about the progress achieved in respect of several initiatives which were taken by him after taking over his present responsibilities. Governor urged Shri Lone to personally review ...

Ambush attack on Army ─ Governor conveys serious concern
Jammu, February 24, (Scoop News)- Governor N.N. Vohra has expressed serious concern about the militant attack on Army personnel which resulted in three soldiers being martyred and several others, including two senior officers, being seriously injured in a night time ambush. He spoke to Lt Gen Devraj Anbu, Northern Army Commander, to convey his grief over those killed and wished speedy recovery to the injured personnel. Observing that the Army and other Security Forces were carrying out their duties in an extremely difficult environment, the Governor voiced anxiety about the continuing attacks on the uniformed forces, some of which also result in the loss of innocent civilians lives, as ...

CM grieved over deaths in Ramban accident
Jammu, February 24, (Scoop News)- Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has expressed grief over the death of four persons in a road accident on Ukhral-Pogal link road in Ramban district. Four persons were killed and nine others injured when a vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road and plunged into a Nallah yesterday. The Chief Minister has also prayed for speedy recovery of the injured. ...

 
 Kashmir News
IISM commemorates the graduation of 04th snow skiing course
Srinagar, February 24, (Scoop News)-The Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering celebrated the graduation of its 04th Snow Skiing Course of the season. The course trained over 100 students in skiing skills. The course saw a mosaic of students from all walks of life such as medicine, aviation, entrepreneurs, engineers and school goers. All enrolled students successfully graduated their respective course. Awards were given in the Junior Basic, Senior basic, intermediate and advance skiing categories. A number of consolation prizes were awarded for the young ones who showed extraordinary...

Missing KU student traced, handed over to university authorities
Srinagar, February 24, (Scoop News)-The student of university of Kashmir who was reportedly missing has been traced and handed over to the university authorities today. As was reported earlier that on 22-02-2017 Chief Procter university of Kashmir reported in police station Nigeen to the effect that a student namely Aqib Mushtaq Malik son of Mushtaq Ahmad, a student of LLB 3rd Semester resident of Pinjoora, Shopian was missing since 21th of February afternoon. Accordingly a missing report vide DD number 12 was lodged in Police Station Nigeen. Subsequently a special investigation team headed by SDPO Hazratbal was constituted to trace out the miss...

Mirwaiz demands immediate release of all political prisoners
exhorts restraint and self control on extravaganza and splurge in marriages
Srinagar, February 24, (Scoop News)-All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Friday alleged hundreds of innocent youth had been detained in frivolous cases and were languishing in jails and police stations all around the valley. Addressing a massive Friday congregation at Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid, the APHC leader among these political prisoners, a large number were elderly and ailing persons while many were juveniles and by detaining them in jails far away from their home. Calling for putting an end to this politics of vendetta, Mirwaiz demanded immediate release of all these political prisoners. Referring to the guest control decision of the...

Retained pellets pose serious threat to lives: DAK
Srinagar, February 24, (Scoop News)-With thousands of persons in Kashmir having retained pellets in their bodies, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today revealed that they pose a serious threat to their lives. Raising alarm, President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said that pellets lodged in body pose a significant and fatal risk to human life. Pellets in body are potentially dangerous¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ – they are “ticking time bombs waiting to explode”. Embedded pellets have the potential to cause severe lead poisoning that can prove to be fatal. The symptoms may appear within few days after someone gets shot, but patients can turn up decades later. Lead is particularly toxic to ...

APHC prays for security of Pakistan and its people, condemns terrorist attack in Lahore,
urges Kashmir govt to locate a missing student of KU
Srinagar, February , (Scoop News)_Expressing concern over the disappearance of a Kashmir University (KU) student, Aquib Mir, for the past several days, an All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) spokesman Thursday termed the protest demonstration of KU students demanding his whereabouts as justifiable, reasonable and legitimate. The spokesman said Kashmiri students have often been at the receiving end of alleged harassment while the just demands of these students are met with use of force by government forces. He said it is the duty of the government to trace the whereabouts of disappeared student. Condemning and terming the terrorist attack in Lahore, Pakistan as the worst form...

Maulvi Rasheed bereaved; Farooq, Omar convey condolences
Srinagar, February 23, (Scoop News)- National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah and Working President Mr Omar Abdullah have expressed profound grief over the tragic death of the son of former Deputy Speaker and senior party leader Moulvi Abdul Rasheed in a tragic accident and conveyed their condolences to the bereaved family. Dr Farooq Abdullah and Mr Omar Abdullah have prayed for peace to the departed soul and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family. Provincial President Mr Devender Singh Rana and District National Conference President Mr Sajjad Shaheen have also expressed grief over the tragic death of the son of Maulvi Abdul Rasheed and prayed for peace to the depa...

Dr Farooq, Omar Abdullah greet people on Mahashivratri
Srinagar, February 23, (Scoop News)- National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah and Working President Mr Omar Abdullah have greeted the people of Jammu and Kashmir on the auspicious occasion of Shivratri, observed by Kashmiri Pandits as Herath, and expressed the hope that the festival will be celebrated in a spirit of harmony. They prayed for peace and tranquility and hoped the state to usher in a new era of goodwill among all sections of the society. In a message Dr. Farooq Abdullah said that the auspicious occasion symbolizes great composite cultural ethos for which Jammu & Kashmir is known all over. He said such occasions strengthen bonds of amity, love and secular temper...

Bhim Singh meets Hurriyat leaders in Srinagar
Srinagar, February 23, (Scoop News)- Prof.Bhim Singh, Supremo of National Panthers Party during his stay in Kashmir Valley met several social and political activists from cross section of the society. He also called on Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani who has been ailing inside his house which has been kept in siege by the armed police for several days. The local police guarding his house had to seek permission of Inspector-General of Police, Kashmir Range before I along with my colleague could be allowed to enter Geelani’s house. The house is under siege for several months may be, for several years. Signs of democracy and situation of the people in Kashmir Valley in the RSS c...

 
 Other Stories
Kashmir Sikh Sangat holds 17th annual convention
Speaker highlights contribution of sikh community in development of nation
Jammu, February 24, (Scoop News)- Appreciating the role of Sikh Community in the development and progress of the Country, Speaker Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta said that government would take all requisite steps to ensure equal opportunities for the socio-economic empowerment of the community. Mr. Kavinder Gupta was speaking at the 17th annual convention of Kashmir Sikh Sangat here today. MLC, Charanjeet Singh Khalsa was the guest of honour on the occasion. Speaker said that the contributions of Sikhs are written with golden words in the history and their role in progress of the country is commendable. He said that soon a chair in the name of Guru Gobind Singh ji would be set u...

Empowerment of woman is commitment of coalition govt: Priya
Jammu, February 24, (Scoop News)- Reiterating that the coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir is committed for the empowerment of women through their social and economic upliftment, Minister of State for Education & Tourism, Priya Sethi, said that a number of schemes have been launched during the last over two years for their benefits. Priya Sethi said this while interacting with the female students of Tailoring & Cutting courses in a government run Centre in Old city. She said that the present government of PDP-BJP coalition is in power for the last over two years now and various schemes initiated by it have been designed with the sole objective of making women socially and economica...

Lamp Lighting and Oath Taking Ceremony of 1st batch of Nursing College students
Governor for developing SMVDCoN as centre of excellence in nursing education
Kakryal, February 24, (Scoop News)-The Lamp Lighting and Oath Taking Ceremony of the 1st batch of B. Sc. Nursing students of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi College of Nursing (SMVDCoN), Kakryal, was held here today. Governor N. N. Vohra, Chairman of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, was the Chief Guest. Mrs. Usha Vohra, First Lady; Dr. S. S. Bloeria, Dr. Ashok Bhan, Shri H. L. Maini and Maj. Gen. (Retd) Shiv Kumar Sharma, Board Members; Prof. Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University and Dr. M. K. Bhandari, Commissioner, Health and Medical Education were present on the...

Governor and First Lady attend 9th Tribal Youth Exchange Programme at Raj Bhavan
Jammu, February 24, (Scoop News)- Governor N.N. Vohra and First Lady Mrs. Usha Vohra attended the 9th Tribal Youth Exchange Programme organized by the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Jammu & Kashmir, at the Raj Bhavan here today. Highlighting the importance of Tribal Youth Exchange Programmes, Governor observed that they are valuable for promoting understandings among people belonging to different religious and cultures and enable the youth from tribal communities to understand the rich cultural and linguistic diversity which exists in our country. Supported by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, this programme has the objective of enabling youth from the naxalite affected states to...

Governor visits Sri Ranbir Multi Lateral (SRML) Model Higher Secondary School
inaugurates Herbal Garden
Jammu, February 23, (Scoop News)- Governor N.N. Vohra visited Sri Ranbir Multi Lateral Model (SRML) Higher Secondary School, Jammu, here today and inaugurated the School’s Herbal Garden. Governor lauded the valued contributions made by the truly historical over a well century old SRML Model School for promoting education in the State. It was established in 1872 by Maharaja Ranbir Singh ji. Accompanied by Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, Education Minister, Smt. Priya Sethi, Minister of State for Education, Shri Shaleen Kabra, Principal Secretary, School Education, Ms. Shafqat Chib, Principal of the School, the Governor took a round of the School. He visited two Smart Classes where i...

Kashmir BJP, greets people on Mahashivratri
“Hairth an important part of Kashmiryat, denotes historical bonds of love”
Srinagar,February 23, (Scoop News)- The Bharatiya Janata Party Member National Council & President Srinagar Kashmir Fayaz Ahmad Bhat has greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Mahashivratri, which is celebrated by Kashmiri Pandits as Hairath. In his message, Fayaz Ahmad Bhat said that this festival symbolizes the values of piety, devotion, brotherhood and harmony, which are the hallmark of our glorious cultural ethos. Wishing the people a happy Mahashivratri, he referred to the tradition of the people of Jammu and Kashmir of celebrating such occasions in amity and brotherhood. He expressed the hope that this trait will get further strengthened with the passage of ...

Tata Consultancy Services conduct job interviews under project ‘Udaan’
Pulwama, February 23, (Scoop News)- To provide job opportunities to the educated youths Army collaborated with the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) for job interviews under project ‘Udaan’ on Thursday at Awantipora. A huge turnout of youths from Pulwama, Budgam, Anantnag, Shopian, Ganderbal and Kulgam districts gathered to avail this opportunity. Telephonic interviews of Approx 70 graduates were conducted by the representatives of TCS for which the administrative support was provided by the Army. Candidates selected will undergo training at Kolkata and then be provided employment in various sectors ranging from IT, Software technology, marketing, etc through TCS. Candidates will be pa...

DUJ condemns attacks on media, teachers, students in DU
New Delhi, February 23, (Scoop News)-The Delhi Union of Journalists expresses its anger and anguish at the attacks on journalists, teachers and students on the Delhi University campus yesterday. There were several assaults on journalists covering the disturbances, by protesters as well as police who did not wear nametags. Phones were snatched, cameras grabbed and photographic evidence of the violence was destroyed. The list of those journalists assaulted is long. Times of India correspondent Somreet Bhattacharya and photographer Anindya Chattopadhyay were beaten up. Quint reporter Taruni Kumar has given a videoed statement of how ABVP women hit her, grabbed her phone, pulled he...

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45 wrestlers of different categories participate in Indian Style Wrestling Championship in Rajouri district
Chairperson NC Minority Cell greets people on Shivratri
Governor speaks about missing student to VC Kashmir University
Weird conditions, disorganized strategy lead to failure of PoK DPs relief disbursement scheme: Chuni
Cherai Club wins Volleyball League Tournament
Govt committed to fulfill people’s expectations: Priya Sethi
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Tarigami greets people on Mahashivratri
DLL national seminar on rural development concludes at JU
ICSC observes International Mother Language Day
 
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Maha Shivratri Mela at Shiv Khori
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What missing bloggers tell about Pakistan
More than Hari Singh’s birthday, Accession Day merits holiday
House Resolution On Pandits ---A show of intent
Release of Pak nationals from US ‘GITMO’ prison unlikely
Activism must change with time
 
 
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