Friday, August 6, 2021
 
 Top Stories of The Day
Lt Governor inaugurates Modernized & Upgraded Government Silk Weaving Factory Rajbagh
Century-old manufacturing unit being revamped at cost of Rs.23.54 crores; to benefit 50,000 cocoon farmers
Srinagar, August 05 (Scoop News)- Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today inaugurated the Modernized & Upgraded Government Silk Weaving Factory at Rajbagh, Srinagar marking an important step towards the revival and holistic development of the silk industry in UT. Government Silk Weaving Factory was established in the year 1937 and has been in operation since then. Over a period of time, most of the machinery had become obsolete and the factory suffered huge damage to the infrastructure in the floods of 2014. As part of the revival plan, the Century-old Government Silk Weaving Factory Rajbagh has been upgraded and modernized with a project cost of Rs.23.54 crores under the World Bank Funded Jhelum Tawi Flood Recovery Project. Under the upgradation plan, a new factory with state-of-the-art preparatory and weaving machinery has been installed. Speaking on the occasion, the Lt Governor observed that the government will begin the branding of Kashmir silk to provide it an international market. “We will soon launch Rajbagh Silk as a new brand for Kashmir silk. Moreover, the Tourism Dep...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
JK reports 128 new positive cases, 316398 recovered so far
Srinagar, August 05 (Scoop News)- The Government on Thursday informed that 128 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 38 from Jammu division and 90 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 322142. Also, one Covid death has been reported from Jammu division. Moreover, 83 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 10 from Jammu Division and 73 from Kashmir Division. Besides this, 99.52 percent of population above the age of 45 years has been vaccinated across the Jammu and Kashmir. The Bulletin also informs that two new confirmed case of Mucormycosis ha...

Lt Governor interacts with DDC Chairpersons of Kashmir division
3-tiers of Panchayati Raj system - a bridge between policies & their on-ground implementation: LG
Srinagar, August 05 (Scoop News)- Taking note of the area-specific needs & developmental aspirations of the people, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today interacted with the Chairpersons of District Development Councils of Kashmir Division at Civil Secretariat here. During the interaction, the Lt Governor also sought feedback on the pace of the developmental projects and their implementation on ground, besides other issues of public importance in their respective constituencies. A similar interaction with DDCs of the Jammu Division will be held soon. Speaking on the occasion, the Lt Governor reiterated the J&K government’s commitment to making Panchayati Raj Institutions more empowered ...

Union Home Secretary reviews public health response to COVID-19
J&K vaccinates 50 lakh people, 40% of its population
Srinagar, August 05 (Scoop News)- The Union Home Secretary, Ajay Bhalla, while chairing a high-level meeting to review the public health response to COVID-19 urged all Union territories to vigorously follow the strategy of testing, tracking, and treating COVID cases in their jurisdictions, besides, focusing on speedy vaccination of the eligible population towards successful containment of the COVID pandemic. Chief Secretary, Jammu & Kashmir Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta along with Additional Chief Secretary, Health & Medical Education Department, besides Chief Secretaries/Administrators of other Union Territories including Andaman & Nicobar, Chandigarh, Dadar & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, Delhi...

JK reports 149 new positive cases, 316315 recovered so far
Srinagar, August 04 (Scoop News)- The Government on Wednesday informed that 149 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 49 from Jammu division and 100 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 322014. Also, one Covid death has been reported from Kashmir division. Moreover, 127 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 43 from Jammu Division and 84 from Kashmir Division. Besides this, 99.51 percent of population above the age of 45 years has been vaccinated across the Jammu and Kashmir. The Bulletin also informs that no new confirmed case of Mucormycos...

 
 Ladakh News
CEC Feroz Khan flags off sustained cleanliness drive in Kargil
Series of cleanliness activities scheduled across district during 10 day long swacchta campaign
Kargil,(Ladakh), August 05 (Scoop News)-As a part of the Swatcch Ladakh Campaign under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan flagged off 10 days cleanliness drive in the district at Auditorium Hall Kargil here today. Executive Councilor for Works and Information Aga Syed Abbas Razvi, Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Santosh Sukhadeve, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Tsering Motup, Member Municipal Committee (MC) Kargil Zaheer Hussain Babar, officers and officials of various departments, volunteers of religious organizations and cleanliness workers of MC were present during the opening ceremony. Speaking on the occ...

CEC Khan launches DIPR’s bi-monthly magazine Kargil Nama
Kargil,(Ladakh), August 05 (Scoop News)-Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan launched the revamped bi-monthly district magazine ‘Kargil Nama’ by the Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) Kargil during the inaugural ceremony of 10 day cleanliness drive under Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav at Auditorium Kargil here today. Executive Councilor for Information Aga Syed Abbas Razvi, Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Santosh Sukhadeve, Additional Deputy Commissioner Kargil (ADC) Tsering Motup, Member Municipal Committee Zaheer Hussain Babar were present during the lunching ceremony. CEC Feroz Khan said that Kargil Nama was a popular magazi...

CEC Kargil visits flood affected villages in Tai Suru Block
Kargil,(Ladakh), August 05 (Scoop News)-Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor,LAHDC,Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan visited flood affected areas of Khawos, Choskore Panikhar, Sangrah, and adjacent areas here today. The CEC was accompanied by the Executive Councillor for Works Aga Syed Abass Razvi, Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC Kargil Santosh Sukhadeve, Councillor Parkachik Haji Ghulam Muhammad, Assistant Commissioner Development Ghulam Mohammad, Executive Engineer I&FC Muhammad Hassan, Executive Engineer PHE Subhash Chandra, Executive Engineer Mechanical Division Muhammad Hassan among other concerned officers. The CEC took stock of on-going work on diversion of water to original paths...

Ladakh Begins ‘Pani Maah’ Campaign
New Delhi, August 05 (Scoop News)- The Union Territory of Ladakh launched a month-long campaign- ‘Pani Maah’ (Water Month) to increase the pace of implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in the UT and to inform and engage village communities on the importance of clean water. ‘Pani Maah’ will run at the Block and Panchayat level in two phases. The first phase will run from 1st to 14th August and the second phase will run from 16th to 30th August, 2021. The campaign will adopt a three-pronged approach- focussing on water quality testing, planning and strategizing water supply, and seamless functioning of Pani Sabha in villages. Launching the campaign on 25th July, 2021, during a four-day work...

Advisor Khan lauds BRO for constructing world's highest motorable road in eastern Ladakh
Srinagar, August 04 (Scoop News)-: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan today lauded the great efforts and achievement of Border Roads Organization (BRO) for constructing the world's highest motorable road reaching the height of 19300 feet more higher than the base camps of Mount Everest. Advisor Khan said that BRO has achieved the feat due to the grit and resilience of its personnel who work in treacherous terrain. He exclaimed that such a triumph is the result of sheer professionalism and dedication on part of BRO. The Advisor has maintained that this feat of BRO has made our chests swell with pride. He said, “It is really a moment of pride and joy for all of the nation that we...

CEC Feroz Khan kick starts Paani Maah in Kargil District
Kargil, August 04 (Scoop News)- Under Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM), Pani Maah (Water Month) in Kargil District was kick started by the Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan in presence of the Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Santosh Sukhadeve at the Council Secretariat here today. Pani Maah is a comprehensive 1 month campaign which was launched by the Lieutenant Governor Radha Krishna Mathur on 25th July in UT Ladakh which will run at the block and panchayat level in 2- phases, with the 1st phase from 1st to 15th August and 2nd phase from 16th to 30th August, 2021. During this one month campaign, to ensure clean and safe drinking water in every ...

CEC Feroz Khan chairs meeting regarding construction works of Kargil-Zanskar Road NH-301
Kargil, August 04 (Scoop News)- Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmed Khan today held a meeting with the concerned officers of the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL) and public representatives from Ando to Parkachik pertaining to the construction of Kargil Zanskar road NH-301. Executive Councilor for Works Aga Syed Abass Razvi, Executive Councilor for Social Welfare Aga Syed Hassan Arman Mosavi, Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Santosh Sukhadeve, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Tsering Motup, Assistant Commissioner Revenue (ACR) Abdul Gaffar Zargar, Executive Director NHIDCL Bipin Kumar Chandra, General Mana...

Swarnim Vijay varsh celebration at zero road and Tyakshi
Srinagar, August 04 (Scoop News)- As part of the celebrations of 50 years of India’s triumph over Pakistan in 1971 War, soldiers, veterans, locals and school children of Turtuk and Tyakshi villages received the Swarnim Vijay Victory Flame with great zeal and enthusiasm. The Victory Flame was given a grand cultural reception with school children performing traditional Balti Dances. The events also included Guard of Honor to the Victory Flame and Wreath Laying Ceremony. The villages of Turtuk an Tyakshi have great historic significance since they were liberated from illegal Pakistani occu...

 
 Debate
The Worrisome Chinese Space Programme
Asad Mirza Most countries around the world whether big or small, developed or developing pursue a space programme of their own or in collaboration with advanced countries. Most aspects of these programmes are in the public domain and are targeted towards scientific and human advancement. The spectre of a space was between US and Russia came to an end with signing of the START Treaty in 1991 between the two. However, China has emerged as a country, which pursues a very secretive space programme and may force the mankind in a space war and global dominance. There is enough evidence to prove that China’s space programme is targeted to move ahead and use space to domi...

President’s convocation address in Srinagar
K N Pandita The addresses of a Head of the State at formal functions are usually non-political and non-controversial. The University of Kashmir had the privilege of listening to the President of India on the occasion of its Convocation last week. As a formal address in the strict sense of the term, it was superb. But addressing a galaxy of academics and intellectuals in a sensitive place like Srinagar and even guardedly referring to tricky historical situations or ideas asks for exceptional circumspection. Kashmir Valley’s history is wrapped in a plethora of intricacies and controversies made worse by subjective historiography. Aberrations happen unwittingly. VVIPs generally ...

L G’s Push For KPs Return-A Welcome Move
B L Saraf L G Manoj Sinha has gladdened hearts of millions of displaced Kashmiri Pandits ( KPs ) by calling upon state administrative machinery to work fast to create conditions for their return . Speaking to officers while chairing a meeting to review the functioning of Disaster Management , Relief ,Rehabilitation & Reconstruction Department in Srinagar, the other day , Manoj Sinha said “ officers must take proactive steps to facilitate the return of Kashmiri Pandits ,who were forced to flee their homes . Those KPs who live in other parts of country and abroad and want to come back must be registered with the government .Work in this regard must be done...

US-Jordanian Ties Rejuvenated
Asad Mirza King Abdullah’s US visit marks an end to four years of being snubbed by the Trump administration, and may herald a new chapter in the US-Jordanian ties. Jordanian King Abdullah became the first Arab leader to meet the US President Joe Biden at the White House on July 19. By granting him this honour the new US administration is putting its weight behind Jordan to become the voice of the region and non-gulf Arab nations, once again. As the Jordanian monarch for the last 22 years King Abdullah has been seen by American presidents as a moderate, reliable ally in the Middle East, besides being the eyes and ears from the Arab world in Washington. ...

Termination of Government Employees - Will it cleanse state of “ anti-national elements “?
B l Saraf On 10th July the J&K UT Government terminated services of 11 employees including two sons of Pakistan based Chairman of United Jehad Council Mohammad Yusuf Shah alias Syed Salahudin . According to the government order these employees were terminated for having taken part in terror activities like raising , receiving and collecting funds through hawala transactions and by abetting armed acts of the militants . On 30th July 2020 , J&K Government came up with Order N0 738 empowering itself to terminate services of its employees who ,apparently , posed a security threat . Art 311 (2)( C ) of the Constitution wa...

Coexistence, a unifying factor for Indians
Asad Mirza A recent survey throws contradictory and unbelievable findings, yet it also underlines how an Indian really feels. For most political parties, sociologists and psephologists what a common Indian on the street thinks matters most. It is an insight into a common man’s psyche, which allows them to strategies and formulate new plans and narratives. Though the political parties are able to set the narrative for their own narrow agendas yet they are unable to control the common perceptions and thinking among the populace. Studies like a recent one by the US-based Pew Research Centre’s Survey of Religion across India, helps not just the narrative formulat...

Why Not Representation To POJK DPs In Assembly?
Straight Talk
K B Jandial It is interesting to see that many of 300 delegations that met the visiting Delimitation Commission recently have flagged the issues that are beyond its mandate but these do reflect people’s political aspirations that needed to be addressed at Govt level. Very few representations actually put forth the real issue of carving out new seven constituencies and re-demarcating the boundaries of the existing 83 constituencies including reserved constituencies as the ground situation has undergone changes. The earlier constituencies were based on 40 years old population data (1981 census) and obviously its relevance is questionable today. The administrative units have undergone ...

RSS Bats For Moderation And Social Harmony - A good omen
B l Saraf Two developments of immense value came to be noticed in past couple of weeks which will , truly , have a soothing effect on the raised tempers and may relieve people of the COVID induced physical and mental fatigue . They will bode well for the country . First , it were the courts that came to the rescue of beleaguered citizen and showed a way forward . It started with Tamil Nadu High Court seriously calling in question the wisdom of Election Commission to allow huge election gatherings in West Bengal Assembly election when Pandemic was at the peak . It was followed by the Delhi High Court in granting bail to three student activists charged unde...

 Jammu News
Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav: Cultural wing of DIPR organizes Cultural programme
Jammu, August 05 (Scoop News)- As part of 'Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav’ celebration, a cultural programme was today organised by the Department of Information and Public Relations here at Diwan-e-Aam Mubarak Mandi. During the programme, a variety of cultural events were presented by the artists of the cultural unit of the department. A series of diverse and colourful patriotic songs were presented by the artists. The audience lauded the presentation by the artists. The artists who presented the programme included Vijay Anand, Drama Instructor, Mohinder Panchairvi, Suresh Kumar, Banti Shah, Kamal Kumar, Balbir Singh, Rajid Manzoor participated in the program. ...

Advisor Farooq reviews I-Day arrangements in Jammu division
Jammu, August 05 (Scoop News)-Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan, today reviewed arrangements being put in place by district administrations for smooth conduct of 75th Independence Day celebration in districts of Jammu division. The meeting was attended by ADGP Jammu, Mukesh Singh, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer, Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, Anshul Garg, IG BSF, DG NCC, SSP Jammu, SSP Traffic, SSP Security, Director Floriculture, Chief Engineer JPDCL, Joint Director Information, Joint Commissioner JMC besides senior officers of concerned departments while Deputy Commissioners of other districts along with SSPs and other concerned district officers participated ...

Thathri Chamba Highway GM NHIDCL, SDM Thathri conduct joint inspection to review proposed alignment
Doda August 05 (Scoop News)- A Joint team compising General Manager NHIDCL, Nagendra, Sub-Divisional Magistrate Thathri Athar Amin Zargar and Superintendent Engineer PWD, Nasir Hussain Zargar today conducted the field inspection to review the proposed alignment for the Thathri-Chamba Highway. The inspection was conducted in response to the issue raised by the inhabitants of Kahara Tehsil during the public grievance redress camp held at Thathri under the Chairmanship of District Development Commissioner Doda Vikas Sharma. The locals of Kahara Tehsil had raised objection apprehending that the proposed alignment of highway would displace the entire township along with the market affectin...

Gupkaris cannot reconcile to Naya Kashmir- not hoax but a reality: Brig Gupta
Jammu, August 05 (Scoop News)- Naya Kashmir is not a hoax but a reality. However, it is very different from the idea of Kashmir nurtured by the Gupkaris for more than seven decades. In their visualization Kashmir is their fiefdom (sultanat) where only they own the exclusive rights to prosperity including their children who lead safe and cozy lives in foreign lands while a common Kashmiri continues to struggle for both ends to meet and live under the perpetual threat of the gun, stated Brigadier Veteran Anil Gupta, Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party in a press release issued at the party HQ today. It is difficult for the kingmakers of the past to come to terms with Naya Kashmir where t...

DSEJ hosts online patriotic poetry recitation competition
Jammu, August 05 (Scoop News)- Directorate of School Education Jammu today organized a Patriotic Poetry Recitation competition for the students of Jammu Division schools through virtual mode. A total of 66 students competed in the event and enthralled the audience and judges alike with their talent. It is pertinent to mention here that the Directorate of School Education Jammu is organising a series of events to celebrate the 75th Independence Day and the poetry recitation completion was a part of this initiative. The winners of the competition will be announced in the coming days and felicitated on 15th of August. Director School Education Jammu, Dr. Ravi Shankar Sharma divulged that t...

Modi Government rectified all wrongs in J&K : Sat
Jammu August 05 (Scoop News)- The programs on the completion of 2 years of abrogation of Article 370 were held in all 13 Wards of Janipur Mandal of District Jammu West. Former Minister and Ex MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA) participated and unfurled the National flag in the programs along with District President Munish Khajuria, Prabhari and Seh Prabhari Rekha Mahajan and Shailja Gupta. The programs were held under the leadership of Mandal President Raveesh Megi which was also attended by District General Secretary Karan Sharma. State Leaders, District Leaders, Corporators and Mandal leaders were also present in various programs held in all wards of the Mandal which were also organized by...

What has changed post Aug. 5 decision: Congress to BJP
Promise of 50,000 jobs a big bluff and joke with youths:JK Congress
Jammu, August 05 (Scoop News)- Questioning BJP and Centre Govt. as to what has changed to the betterment of people of J&K and nation, two years after August 5, 2019 decision, J&K Pradesh Congress has said that the promise of 50,000 Govt. jobs in three months and opening private sector for job, was a big bluff & joke with the educated youth of J&K. Addressing a Press Conference at PCC HQ here today, JKPCC Chief Spokesperson Shri Ravinder Sharma along with Former Minister & Vice President Shri Raman Bhalla, General Secretary PCC Th. Balwan Singh(Ex-MLA), Shri Yogesh Sawhney (Ex-Minister) and Th. Manmohan Singh, questioned what has changed for the benefit & betterment of people of Jammu...

Div Com visits Jagti Township, listens to grievances of residents
Inspects facilities in Sub District Hospital, Hr Sec School; Assures quality, prompt disposal of projected public issues
Jammu, August 04 (Scoop News)- Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer on Wednesday conducted an extensive tour of Jagti Township and inspected facilities in Sub District Hospital, functioning of School and listened to grievances of the residents. The Divisional Commissioner was accompanied by Relief Commissioner T K Bhat; Director Social Welfare Jammu, Smita Sethi; ACR Jammu, Vijay Sharma; besides senior functionaries of Jal Shakti, JPDCL, PWD (R&B), FCS&CA, Health and other concerned officers. The Divisional Commissioner inspected patient care facilities in the Sub District Hospital in the township. He went around all the sections and enquired from the doctors present on dut...

 
 Kashmir News
Red Cross distributes Hygiene items, PPM amongst the Migrant workers
Srinagar, August 05 (Scoop News)- Indian Red Cross Society J&K today distributed 374 hygiene kits, soaps, salt, face masks and other items to migrant laborers living on the roadsides of 90 Feet Road and on the Anantnag - Baramulla National Highway at Galandar, Pampore, Pantha Chowk, Nowgam, Bemina, HMT, Narbal and other adjacent areas. The distribution was part of a programme to reach out to the marginalized section of society, the destitute and needy, living in far flung areas. IRCS in recent times distributed 530 food kits to needy living in far flung areas, people whose daily earnings were affected due to Covid-19 pandemic and people living in pastures. IRCS also distributed 102...

Director Agriculture chairs meeting with National Seed Corporation
Srinagar, August 05 (Scoop News)- Director Agriculture to be successful, it starts with quality planting material and creating an effective and sustainable system of supply of high quality seeds, these views were expressed by Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal while chairing a meeting with the Officers of National Seed Corporation(NSC) Government of India. He said quality seed is the basic and crucial input for attaining sustained growth in agriculture production. He further added that seed is the very fundamental input which lays the basic foundation for adoption of new technology for crop production, propagation and multiplication thereby the production of quality s...

Tourism Department conducts capacity building of service providers at Gulmarg
Gulmarg, August 05 (Scoop News)- Post covid-19 pandemic scenario when the businesses are trying to recuperate from the slump J&K Tourism department has boarded on an ambitious programme of the capacity building of different tourism players. It is in the wake of this initiative that a programme was today conducted at the world famous tourist destination of Gulmarg for the service providers. The main motive is to sensitize all the service providers like butlers, horsemen, shopkeepers, room service providers, tourist guides and other concerned about the best way of observation of covid protocols and covid appropriate behavior. It was further mentioned that this training is expected to in...

DDC Srinagar reviews District Environment Plan
Srinagar, August 05 (Scoop News)- The District Development Commissioner (DDC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad today convened a meeting here to discuss and review the District Environment Plan. At the outset, the DDC took feedback from different departments, asked to conduct a thorough study to identify the exact pollution level in the district to facilitate formulation of the Environment Plan as per the National Green Tribunals (NGT’s) latest guidelines and the local needs. The DDC directed the officers of all line departments to work in coordinated manner and put in extra efforts in formulation and implementation of effective District Environment Plan. During the meeting, detailed dis...

18 employees suspended for unauthorized absence from official duties in Srinagar
DC issued strict instructions for prompt public service delivery
Srinagar, August 04 (Scoop News)- On the directions of Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, the team of senior officers of District administration today conducted a surprise visit of various offices in Srinagar and checked the attendance of employees. During the visit , the team found 18 employees unauthorizedly absent from duties. Accordingly the absentee employees were immediately placed under suspension. Out of the 18 employees 8 belonged to the Office of CMO Srinagar, 5 to Revenue Department, one each from Social Welfare and SMC while 2 employees from ICDS Srinagar. The Deputy Commissioner Srinagar reiterated that such inspections will continue in future also and ...

ADC Srinagar holds meeting on Eat Right Srinagar
Says un-adultered, safe food will decrease food borne diseases
Srinagar, August 04 (Scoop News)- Additional Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Dr. Syed Hanief Balkhi presided over a meeting on Eat Right Srinagar, a Flagship program of Food Safety & Standards Authority of India. A detailed presentation was given by Assistant commissioner Food safety, Hilal Ahmad Mir regarding the activities that are to be undertaken under this program. The officers in the meeting were informed that District Srinagar has been nominated for implementation of Eat Right challenge and funds have also been released for carrying out different activities under this challenge. The activities include both regulatory as well as awareness to Food Business Operators with the sole mot...

Div Com inaugurates 15-day training programme on Mental Health
Asks doctors to make best use of training for best Psychiatry patient management
Srinagar, August 04 (Scoop News)- The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole today inaugurated 15- day training on mental health at Psychiatry Hospital, GMC Srinagar. The programme was organised in collaboration with IMHANS. Among others, Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather, Principal GMC Srinagar, Professor Samiya Rashid, HOD Psychiatry, IMHANS, Dr. Mohammad Maqbool Dar and SSO/Epidemiologist Kashmir, Dr. Talat Jabeen were also present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, the Div Com said that as the number of mental illness patients are rising due to various reasons in Kashmir, holding Psychiatry related training programme for medical officers h...

JK’s Public Libraries moving to digital era
Central, District Libraries to provide e-Learning, Career Counselling services
Srinagar, August 04 (Scoop News)- The Director, Libraries & Research, Mohammad Rafi today took stock of the infrastructure requirement in Public Libraries for upgrading these institutions as productive e-Learning-cum-Career Counselling Centers for dissemination of career and occupational information. Chairing a meeting of the Incharges of Public Libraries at SPS Library Complex here, the Director Libraries said that in pursuance to the instructions issued by the Lieutenant Governor, Shri Manoj Sinha for digitally transforming the public libraries in J&K, the Department of Libraries has embarked on the mission to reposition these important institutions as multipurpose facilities, providi...

 
 Other Stories
HC Double Bench stays Single Bench interim order stopping appointment of Law Officers
Jammu, August 05 (Scoop News)- A double bench of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh has stayed the effect and operation of interim order of Single bench issued in response to a petition stopping fresh appointment of Law Officers except that of Advocate General, even as it accepted to treat the petitioned matter as Public Interest Litigation. The Double Bench comprising Chief Justice JK&L High Court Justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice Puneet Gupta stayed the interim order but subject to any order that may be passed in the above referred Public Interest Litigation. The Double Bench was hearing the Letters Patent Appeal (LPA) directed against the order dated 29.06.2021 of the learn...

Bandipora athlete thanks LG Sinha for considering his suggestions on sports infrastructure
Srinagar, August 05 (Scoop News)- Sheikh Adnan Fayaz, a Taekwondo athlete from Bandipora has said that ‘Awaam Ki Awaaz’ is an excellent platform where common citizens provide their inputs and suggestions before the highest office of the Union Territory of Kashmir. Recently in his fourth episode of monthly radio talk ‘Awaam Ki Awaaz’, Lieutenant Governor of J&K UT had lauded Fayaz for winning gold medal for the country in Taekwondo, saying that the entire country is proud of his achievement. Fayaz had sought the involvement of local players and organizers to have a better picture of sports infrastructure at block, sub-district and district levels and to rejuvenate the sports sector in fa...

BJP celebrates 2nd Anniversary of 370 abrogation across J&K as Ekatmata Diwas
Jammu, August 05 (Scoop News)- BJP Jammu & Kashmir celebrated 2nd Anniversary of Article 370 abrogation as “Ekatamata Diwas” across the region by holding various programmes and unfurling the National Flag. Various programmes to unfurl the “Tiranga” were organized at all the prominent places, whereas the leading programme to hoist the National flag was observed at party headquarter, Trikuta Nagar, Jammu. “Tiranga Yatra” in impressive manner were also taken out at various places across the region which were led by prominent leaders of BJP. J&K BJP President Ravinder Raina accompanied by J&K BJP General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, former Dy. Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta and other senior...

NIT Srinagar achieves over 97% score in transparency audit report ratings
Director extends greetings says transparency would help in overall development of Institute
Srinagar , August 05 (Scoop News)- The National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar has achieved more than 97 percent score in the transparency audit report, 2020-21 which was released on Wednesday by the National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research (NITTTR) Chandigarh. Under the recommendations of the Central Information Commission (CIC), NITTTR Chandigarh was an external auditor agency, and NIT Srinagar achieved 774 points out of total 794 marks, which is approximately 97.85 percent in all its prescribed parameters. Director NIT, Prof. (Dr.) Prof. Rakesh Sehgal extended greetings to the entire fraternity for making the institute’s administration proud. He said tra...

Avisor Baseer Khan e-inaugurates 6.3 MVA, 33/11 KV sub-station at Rajouri
Srinagar, August 05 (Scoop News)- Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today e-inaugurated 6.3 MVA, 33/11 KV sub-station at Noniyal, Nowshera in Rajouri district. The power distribution project completed under Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) came up at a total cost of Rs. 2.89 crore and will benefit approximately 1000 to 1200 domestic and commercial consumers. While dedicating the sub-station to the public, Advisor said that commissioning of Noniyal station has addressed a long pending demand of the people and will help in a big way to streamline transmission and distribution of power in the district. Advisor appreciated the officers for putting in their effort...

Confederation commits to organise Education awareness camps
Keeri- Baramulla, August 05 (Scoop News)- All India Confederation of SC ST OBC Organisation unit Baramulla conducted a meeting at Keeri wherein cadre of confederation from Wagoora, Kreeri and Tangmarg tehsils participated. The meeting was Chaired by Distt Vice President, Baramulla, Mushtaq Ahmed Deadad; along with Jt. Secy, Talib Hussain; Organization Secretaries, Bashir Ahmed Deadad and Reyaz Ahmad kasana. A large number of locals were also present and discussed many issues pertaining to the ST and OBCs community relating to inclusive education, Restoration of reservation in promotion, Backlog quota appointment, issue related to fake ST certification and other local demands like water...

Police-public interactive meetings held in Kupwara & Bandipora
Srinagar, August 05 (Scoop News)- As a part of public outreach programme, Police-public interactive meetings were facilitated by Police in Kupwara & Bandipora. The meetings were held while following social distancing norms and other protocols. In Kupwara, the meeting was chaired by SSP Kupwara Dr G.V. Sundeep Chakravarthy-IPS at Police Post Dragmullah. Tehsildar Dragmullah, DySP Hqrs Kupwara, DDC Natnussa & BDC's were also present in the meeting. The meeting was attended by respectable citizens, Panchs, Sarpanchs, Members of Trade Federation, Numberdars and Chowkidars of the area. Speaking on the occasion, SSP Kupwara said that such meetings are conducted to solicit the suggestions and ...

Covid-19 guideline violations: 2553 violators fined throughout the Kashmir valley
Srinagar, August 05 (Scoop News)- Continuing its efforts to curb the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, during the last 24 hours Police have realized fine to the tune of ₹3,00,410/- from 2553 people throughout the Kashmir valley for violating the various guidelines/ rules/SOPs regarding Covid-19. The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/guidelines envisaged by the government to curb Covid-19 pandemic. Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/ guidelines/protocols for their...

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