Monday, June 26, 2017
 
 Top Stories of The Day
Governor reviews arrangements at Holy Cave, Panjtarni, Baltal and Domel Yatra Camps
Announces increase of Group insurance to Rs. 3 lakhs for Yatris, service Providers
Srinagar, June 26, (Scoop News)- Governor N.N. Vohra, Chairman Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), accompanied by Shri Umang Narula, Chief Executive Officer of the Board, conducted an aerial reconnaissance of the yatra route along the Baltal axis and visited the Holy Cave, Panjtarni, Baltal and Domel Yatra Camps and the Neelgrath Helipad. At Holy Cave the Governor was briefed by the representatives of Army, J&K Police, CRPF, BSF, NDRF, SDRF, the Leader of the Mountain Rescue Team and Sh. Sachin Jamwal, Director, Holy Cave Shrine area and Sh. Rakesh Badyal Camp Director Holy Cave, regarding the arrangements being made on and along the track from Upper Sangam-Lower Holy Cave-Holy Cave for the smooth conduct of the Yatra from 29th June onwards. Governor issued instructions to the Camp Directors at Holy Cave to ensure the pitching of tents, shops and Langars only in th...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
CM offers Eid prayers at Ziyarat Syed sb, Sonwar
People in large numbers throng CM residence, offer Eid greetings to Mehbooba
Srinagar, June 26, (Scoop News)- Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, joined hundreds of people to offer her Eid prayers at Ziyarat Hazrat Syed Sahib (R.A.), Sonwar. The Chief prayed for peace, prosperity and wellbeing of the people on the occasion. After offering her nimaz, Mehbooba Mufti interacted with the people and extended Eid greetings to them. Later people in large numbers visited the Chief Minister at her residence and offered their Eid greetings. Thanking the visitors, the Chief Minister wished them well and hoped that this Eid brings along limitless joy and happiness...

JK Governor,CM,others express grief over loss of lives in accident at Gulmarg
Mehbooba announces Rs. 5 lakh ex gratia, orders high level probe
Srinagar, June 25, (Scoop News)- Governor N.N. Vohra has expressed grief over the tragic loss of lives in an unfortunate accident at the Gulmarg tourist resort. In a message the Governor has prayed for peace to the departed souls and wished the bereaved families the strength to bear this sad loss. Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has expressed grief and shock over the tragic accident at Gulmarg today in which a tourist family of four and three local youth were killed while they were on a Gondola ride. Mehbooba Mufti, who was herself monitoring the rescue operations, announced ex gratia relief of Rs. Five lakh in favour of next of kin of the killed. She has also directed conducti...

7 killed, 2 injured in Gulmarg cable car accident,150 persons rescued
Farooq, Omar express grief over deaths in Gandola mishap
Gulmarg/Srinagar, June 25, (Scoop News)- Seven people were killed and two injured when a tree fell on a cable car chair at world famous ski resort of Gulmarg this afternoon. Reports said a tree fell on one of the chairs of Gandola Cable Car, connecting Gulmarg base camp with Affarwat, the highest skiing point, resulting in death of seven people and injuries to two others. The injured were rushed to hospital in a very critical condition, reports said. The deceased have been identified as Jayant Andraskar, Manshea Andraskar, Anagha Jayant and Janhvi, all residents of Delhi. Three l...

GST Implementation: Beigh chairs All Party Consultative Group meet
Srinagar, June 24, (Scoop News)- The All Party Consultative Group constituted by the state Government to evolve consensus over GST implementation in J&K met here this afternoon under the chairmanship of former Deputy Chief Minister and Member Parliament, Muzaffar Hussain Beigh. The members of the All Party Consultative Group include Abdul Rahim Rather from National Conference; M Y Tarigami from CPI(M), Nizam-ud-Din Bhat from PDP, Advocate Sunil Sethi from BJP, Aijaz Ahmad Khan from Congress, Hakeem Muhammad Yasin (PDF), Ghulam Hassan Mir (DNP) and Independent MLAs Pawan Gupta and S...

 
 Ladakh News
Prabhu lays foundation stone for Rs 157 crore of ‘final location survey’ of 498 km long Leh- Bilaspur broad gauge rail line
likely to be completed by 2019.
Leh(Ladakh), June 26, (Scoop News)-Union Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhu, Monday set in motion rupees 157 crore worth ‘final location survey’ of 498 kilometre long new broad gauge rail line between Leh-Bilaspur by laying foundation stone in Leh. Minister for cooperative and Ladakh Affairs, Chering Dorjay, Thupstan Chhewang, Member of Parliament, Rigzin Jora, a local lawmaker in the state legislature and Dr Sonam Dawa Lonpo Chief Executive Councilor, Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) were also present on the occasion. The final location survey has been assigned to a public sector undertaking of Railways, RITES, for execution and an expert team has been dele...

Union MoS Meghwal calls for promotion of Ladakh products
‘Members of 10 States participated in Laghu Udhyog Bharti seminar at Leh’
Leh, June 25, (Scoop News)- A seminar on Laghu Udhyog Bharti (Micro, Medium & Small Scale Industries) was organized at Sindhu Sanskriti Kendra Leh the other day. Union Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal was the Chief guest on the occasion. Minister for Industries & Commerce, J&K, Chander Prakash Ganga, Minister for Ladakh Affairs & Cooperatives, Chhering Dorjey, CEC LAHDC Leh, Dr. Sonam Dawa Lonpo, EC Works, Dorjey Motup, EC Agriculture Tsering Wangdus, EC Tourism Tsering Sandup, Councilors of LAHDC and representatives from Laghu Udhyog Bharti from 10 States of India attended the seminar. Speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister urged upon the Industrialists ...

Spiritual head Gyalwang Drukpa joins impressive list of ‘Wolfson Honorary Fellows’
Thiksey Rinpoche inaugurates ‘Sindhu Darshan Festival’, devotees take a dip in Holy Indus River
Leh(Ladakh), June 25, (Scoop News)-Spiritual head of Drukpa order of Buddhism, Gyalwang Drukpa, has accepted honorary fellowship from Wolfson College of Oxford in recognition of his tireless commitment to cultural preservation in the Himalayas. “I am honoured to join the impressive list of Wolfson Honorary Fellows,” Gyalwang Drukpa said, adding “It has been great experience and privilege to work with the college over past five years as it has led the way in promoting all diverse cultures of the Himalayas and its history.” Gyalwang visited the Tibetan and Himalayan Studies Centre at Wolfson in 2012. The Centre is unique Himalayan studies environment within the United Kingd...

JK Minister calls for sustained effort to promote Ladakhi products
Leh, June 24, (Scoop News)- Minister for Industries & Commerce, Chander Prakash Ganga today chaired a review meeting of the Departments/ Corporations of Leh district which are under the Ministry of Industries & Commerce at DC Conference Hall. While reviewing the progress of various sectors in Ladakh, the Minister said that to explore the handicrafts and handloom of J&K at national and international level the government will launch separate Websites for Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh regions with special focus on local products to ensure proper recognition to the work of the artisans of ...

Alleged child abuse infuriates Ladakh civil society,
demand strict action against erring warden, DC terms gruesome incident as rarest case
Leh(Ladakh), June 24, (Scoop News)-Hundreds of students drawn from different schools and civil society members held a peaceful protest rally here against the alleged sexual abuse of a six year old boy by his hostel warden at Shey Lamdon Middle School, eyewitness said. The rally, in which the members of Civil Society Alliance (SCA) on Child Rights also participated, started from Chokhang Vihara, passed through main market and ended at Polo Ground. Religious leaders including president Ladakh Buddhist Association (LBA) Tsewang Thinles, president Christian Association Dechen Chamga, Anjuman Imamiya president Ashraf Ali Barcha and vice president Anjuman Moin ul Islam Dr Noor Din. They...

ISK Observed Jumma-a-Tul Wida as Youm-el-Quds in Kargil
Kargil, June 23, (Scoop News)- Jummat-Ul-Vidda was celebrated in Kargil as Youm-e-Quds a\during which after the Friday Prayers a protest Rally was organized under the leadership of Markazi Imma Jumma Wal Jamat Hujatul Islam Wal Muslameen Shiekh Mohammad Hassan Waizi which started from Islamia School Campus, passing through Main Bazzar, Lal Chowk and returning Back concluded at Islmia School Chowk. The protest was to condemn the illegal occupation of Palestine By Israel and the Qibla-e-Awal of Muslim Masjid-e-Aqsa and atrocities and terrorism in other parts of the world. The proteste...

Shab-e-Qadr Observes in Kargil And Leh With Great religious Fervor
Kargil,June 15, (Scoop News)-Like in other parts of the world Shab-e- Qadr was observed with full religious sanctity on Thursday 19th of the holy month of Ramadan. A major religious congregational prayer and recitation of holy quran were held at historic Jamiya Masjid Kargil and Islamiya School Kargil(ISK) this has been organized by Imam Khomenie Memoral trust and Islamiya School the two influential religious organization form Ladakh in-which thousands of people from different villages includes Baroo,Titi chumik,Poyen,Gongma Kargi,Shilkchey,Thasgam Groung,Goma Kargil,Pashkum were took p...

474 km long Leh-Manali road formally thrown open for vehicular traffic,
four lakh cubic metre of snow cleared, Gen Pannu appreciates efforts put in by GREF.
Leh(Ladakh), June 14, (Scoop News)-The 474 km long Leh – Sarchu – Manali National highway was open today for vehicular traffic. Lt Gen PJS Pannu, GOC Fire and Fury Corps, inaugurated this vital road link during a solemn function, organised at Sarchu and exhorted the efforts of tenacious teams of Projects Himank and Deepak. Speaking on the occasion, the GOC appreciated the efforts put in by the GREF persons in the inhospitable high altitude area under adverse climatic conditions in opening the road axis within given time frame. This road passes through some of the highest passes of the world with heights ranging up to 17500 feet and snow cover of up to 25 feet at certain...

 
 Debate
Kashmir ‘Defies’ One-Nation One-Tax Regime
Straight Talk
By K B Jandial Unlike in rest of India, the GST in J&K will not be rolled out on 1st July this year, sending a loud and unambiguous message that J&K is a separate territory ( and quom) which doesn’t welcome ‘Indian laws’ howsoever progressive and pro-consumer these may be. On Saturday last, an unprecedented parliamentary ‘coup’ was quietly executed by the law makers including BJP within the legislative assembly, supported by ever vocal Kashmiri traders from outside that stalled for the time being introduction of GST bill for which it was specially convened. The Hurriyat Conference too had lent its support to the Kashmiri traders. And the Govt too readily obliged by deferring...

The issue of minority status for Pandits
By K.N. Pandita Chairman National Minority Commission has opined that Kashmiri Pandits should be given the status of a minority community. This status is granted only by the Union Home Ministry. There are six communities in the country which have been accorded minority status with Jains being the recent entry into the list after Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsees. Since the matter of minority status to Kashmiri Pandits pertains to a group of the citizens of J&K where Article 370 of the Constitution is applicable, the Home Ministry cannot bypass the State Government even if it wants to include the Pandits in its list of national minorities. Previously a...

It’s not Kashmiriyat
By Amit Kushari IAS (Retd) Nowadays, I often find young Kashmiri men posting their photos on the facebook with the caption,” Proud to be a Kashmiri”. What do these young men and women want to convey? We are all proud Indians, proud Biharis, proud Tamils or proud Bengalis…..what is so special that it has to be announced boldly . We are all proud of our mothers and motherland. If a Kashmiri is proud of his Kashmiri roots, it is a very natural feeling and everybody appreciates it. However, if there is any hint of a Kashmiri not being a proud Indian, just because he is a Kashmiri, then it becomes somewhat controversial. There are approximately 2 lakhs of Kashmiri Pundits in Jammu, Delh...

Kashmir’s Real Icons: Faisal, Athar, Bilal, Lt Ummer
Straight Talk
By K B Jandial Kashmir witnessed some important developments recently that have confused the Kashmir watchers about the real aspirations of young educated youth claims and counter claims notwithstanding. If one goes by the media reports, Burhan Wani, Sabzar Bhat and their ilks in battle fatigue are the ‘iconic’ figures for today’s Kashmiri youth and the news stories do not leave any scope for misgivings on this count. The counter narrative looks somewhat absurd in the face of newspapers’ columns full of India bashing, alleged atrocities and daily violence especially the stone pelting and aftermath of killing of a prized terrorist. The press only present “war like” situation as...

Kashmir – Caught in the extremes
By B L Saraf Kashmir problem has internal and external dimensions . Extreme positions held by the contending parties have aborted every effort initiated to address the external aspect. Even the local angle defies a solution , thanks to the extreme positions taken by persons within the country . On one side is a group lead by the ‘ liberal ‘ likes of Mani Shankar Iyer and the opposite one is headed by the ‘nationalist’ T V Anchors and their assorted panelists - with opportunist fence- sitters shifting sides conveniently. We grant it that both are on same page when it comes to the state’s relat...

Ummer Fayaz’s killing, wither Kashmiriyat, Insaniyat!
Straight Talk
By K B Jandial Barely nine days after the Defence Minister Arun Jaitely claimed that the situation in Kashmir is much better than what the media has been projecting, another cycle of violence erupted in some parts of Kashmir following killing of Hizbul Mujahedeen ‘chief’ Sabzar Bhat in an encounter at Tral in wee hours of Saturday. What made Jaitely to say so at Srinagar without fear of contradiction? Admittedly, at that point of time there was semblance of peace in the summer capital of the State. It is not that Jaitely does not know that Kashmir is volatile. Kashmir’s undercurrents have never been positive but it is also known for changing colours and vacillating peop...

Jadhav albatross in Pak army’s neck
By K.N. Pandita Pakistan was over confident of its safe passage at The Hague. Therefore the unanimous ruling that laid bare its Jadhav perfidy came to her as a rude shock. What had made Pakistan over-confident? Usually in a conflict between India and Pakistan, western community follows the roadmap chartered by the US. Therefore anti-India stance comes handy. Besides that Islamic Pakistan’s fondness for her atheist friend sharpens her anti-India edge. Pakistan’s surprise is not only that ICJ ruling went against her; it is more that her old friends let her down. In the aftermath of ICJ verdict, Pakistani ruling circles are trying to pass the buck. The crisis is that Islamabad...

Speaking selectively:Concerned Eminences of Kashmir
By B L Saraf A ‘shocked’ group of prominent residents of Kashmir and a few from the Jammu region have, as per the media reports, submitted one more memorandum to the President of India seeking ” initiation of dialogue for lasting solution to the Kashmir dispute”. Their first memorandum was submitted in September 2016. Describing themselves a “group of concerned citizens “, they have prefaced the second representation with a ‘sense of dismay’ for having ‘no response ‘ to their earlier memorandum. They say ” a reign of terror has been let loose by the Security Forces and JK Police across the breadth of State to quell the mass uprising in 2016 …….. Not only there has been no letu...

 Jammu News
Rana flags off 7-day Shree Hudh Mata Trisandhaya, prays for peace
Jammu, June 26, (Scoop News)- Flagging of the annual Shree Hudh Mata Trisandhaya from the historic Shree Ranbireshwar Mandir from the temple city of Jammu on Monday evening, National Conference Provincial President Mr Devender Singh Rana prayed the pilgrimage to usher Jammu and Kashmir in new era of peace and fostering the bonds of brotherhood and amity. In the serene and spiritual ambience of the famous temple, Mr Rana wished the devotees a blissful pilgrimage and joyous journey. He hoped the yatra to be highly satisfying and spiritually fulfilling for thousands of devotees who ...

BJP observes Save Democracy Day
Jammu, June 26, (Scoop News)- BJP held a programme on "Save Democracy Day" on the 42nd year of the Emergency imposed by the then Congress Government to remember and discuss the events occurred during that period in the programme held at the State Office, Trikuta Nagar. State President & MLA Sat Sharma, Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh, MLC Ashok Khajuria, State General Secretaries Harinder Gupta, Dr. Narinder Singh and Pawan Khajuria, Senior Leader Chander Mohan Sharma, MLC Ramesh Arora, Shiv Kumar Gupta, Murari Lal and S. S. Bijral were the main speakers who threw light on the events...

PCC demands permanent solution to sufferings of border migrants in view of continuous ceasefire violations by Pakistan
Jammu, June 26, (Scoop News)-J&K Pradesh Congress Committee has strongly condemned the repeatedly cease fire violations and unprovoked Pak shelling on Indian positions and civilian areas in the State. PCC chief spokesperson, Ravinder Sharma said that that Pakistan has been repeatedly violating ceasefire and it was unfortunate that the unwarranted firing has adversely affecting the day today life of civilian population all along the borders, besides causing great loss to property. Sharma demanded permanent solution to their sufferings in view of continue cease fire violations and hostility of Pakistan towards India, which includes alternative accommodation/plots in s...

Denying Punjabi learning is disconnecting Sikh youth with Sikhism: Bijral
Jammu, June 26, (Scoop News)- The order excluding Punjabi language as a compulsory subject in schools as highly discriminatory, Sikh community at large is resentful and hold that denying learning of Punjabi language is disconnecting Sikh youth with Sikhism. Taking note of widespread resentment against Govt. Order No. 333-Edu of 2017 dated 19-6-2017 amongst Sikh community throughout state, BJP Sikh intelligentsia in a meeting today saw the genuineness of Sikh protests particularly when the community for long had been demanding introduction of Punjabi as a compulsory subject in institutions of learning, because its learning is linked to the learning of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh holy...

Peace, governance takes big hit under PDP-BJP: Slathia
Vijaypur, June 26, (Scoop News)-Former minister and National Conference Sr State Vice President Mr Surjeet Singh Slathia on Monday said that peace and governance has taken a big hit under the PDP-BJP Government in Jammu and Kashmir. “While the present insensitive dispensation has plunged the State into unprecedented crisis, the development has come to grinding halt and governance is at the lowest ebb”, Mr Slathia said while addressing a huge workers rally at Nanpur Ramgarh in Vijaypur Assembly Constituency this afternoon. The former minister said due to wrong policies of the coalition dispensation the normal life in entire state is in jeopardy, especially as the government has lost will...

BJP aims to reach to each and every section of the society: Vibodh
Rajouri, June 26, (Scoop News)-MLC Vibodh Gupta today visited Fali bhramana and Karakh Panjah to take part in the party’s ‘vistarak’ initiative, an exercise aimed at establishing direct contact with people. Addressing people in these villages, he said "Vistarak Yojana"is actually a tribute to Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya. He said, the aim this is to reach to each and every person in every section of the society to disseminate information about BJP's history, its policies, its initiatives, its programmes, schemes, developmental projects led by our Government, that finished 3 years in office. A package of Rs two thousand crore for providing financial assistance to PoJK, 1965 and 1971 displa...

Gen D Anbu extends warm felicitations to 'Awam' (people) of J&K
"all Indian army personnel and their families"
Udhampur,June 25, (Scoop News)- On the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, Lt Gen D Anbu, Army Commander, Northern Command extends his warm greetings to the awam of Jammu and Kashmir and all Indian Army personnel and their families. Gen D Anbu, said that the joyous celebrations of Eid-ul-Fitr marking the end of the holy month of Ramzan bring with it unity, happiness and a feeling of brotherhood. He hoped that the festival will strengthen our faith and usher lasting peace, cohesion and prosperity in the State. ...

Inquiry Committee finds motivated protest to create tension
*Alleged anti-religion statement of SDM; allegations found baseless
Rajouri,June 25, (Scoop News)- A committee constituted by District Magistrate, Rajouri in view of conflicting reports about allegations leveled against SDM Koteranka for sensitive remarks and inputs about planned protest to scuttle administrative action with connivance of some officials, today submitted its report indicting many locals for deliberately creating a law and order problem without any facts. The committee headed by Addl District Magistrate Mr Paramjeet Singh has revealed involvement of some people in a deliberate attempt to vitiate the atmosphere and has called for further police investigation to nail such elements to ensure peace in the region. The enquiry commit...

 
 Kashmir News
Mirwaiz sheds light on philosophy of Eid ul Fitr, addresses congregation over phone
greets faithfuls, terms NIA raids illegal, adopts resolution
Srinagar, June 26, (Scoop News)-APHC leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was not allowed to offer Eid prayers this year as he continues to be under house arrest for the last 4 days. He addressed the congregation over the phone and shed light on the philosophy of Eid Ul Fitr and also presented a memorandum on behalf of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik While felicitating the people of Kashmir and entire Muslim Ummah on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr the leadership saluted the people of the state for their steadfastness towards the movement. Mirwaiz is under preventive house detention, while Syed Ali Geelani continues to remain under restrictions at his residen...

Mirwaiz greets people on Eid ul Fitr, exhorts them to observe it with austerity and simplicity
prayers to be offered at Eidgah at 10 am.
Srinagar, June 25, (Scoop News)-APHC leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of EId ul Fitr. Mirwaiz said that Eid is a day of thanksgiving to almighty Allah for his blessings and mercy upon us . He said I pray to almighty Allah that may this Eid bring us happiness peace. He appealed to people to reach out to the needy and poor sections of society and help them. Mirwaiz said we should celebrate the occasion with austerity and simplicity and in keeping with the tenets of Islam Meanwhile, Anjuman-e-Auqaf Jama Masjid Srinagar has announced that Eid ul Fitr prayers would be held at per the programme at the historic Eidgah in Srinagar at 10:00 am...

MHA Secretary meets Governor
Srinagar, June 25, (Scoop News)- Rina Mitra, Special Secretary, Department of Internal Security, accompanied by Sh. Gyanesh Kumar, Joint Secretary (J&K), Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here. The Governor discussed with Ms. Mitra a range of issues relating to effective maintenance of law and order and internal security and the safeguarding of IB, LoC and LAC; increasing attempts at infiltration and growing incidence of terrorism in the Valley; continuing attacks on the State police personnel and the most worrying consequences flowing...

Mehbooba greets people on Eid ul Fitr
Appeals people not to forget the needy on the festive occasion
Srinagar, June 25, (Scoop News)- Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has felicitated people of the State on the auspicious occasion of Eid ul Fitr. In her felicitation message, the Chief Minister hoped this Eid brings along everlasting peace, happiness and prosperity to the people of the State. Mehbooba Mufti prayed the month long fastings and the night long supplications of the faithful are accepted and rewarded by the Almighty. She hoped the spirit of generosity, discipline and piety generated through the Holy month is carried hereafter by people in day to day life as well. The Chief Minister appealed people not to forget the orphans, widows, destitute and all those who suffe...

2 persons injured in road accidents
Srinagar, June 25, (Scoop News)-Two persons were injured in two separate road accidents in Shopian and Anantnag. In Shopian, one person namely Zaffar Hussain son of Nazir Hussain resident of Rajdhani, Thanmandi fell from a vehicle bearing registration number JK02AS-2703 driven by Manzoor Ahmad Mir resident of Thanamandi at Sarbal in the jurisdiction of Police Station Herpora, resulting in injuries to the said person. The injured person was shifted to hospital for treatment. Shopian police has registered a case in this regard. In Anantnag, a Scooty bearing registration number JK03E-9993 hit and injured a pedestrian namely Rehmat-ul-lah Khan resident of Sadikabad, KP Road at Sadikabad. Th...

Government insensitive towards concerns of less privileged: Tarigami
Express’s anguish over delay in disbursal of assistance under social security schemes
Srinagar, June 25, (Scoop News)-Expressing dismay over the delay in disbursal of assistance under social security schemes CPI (M) Leader and MLA Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami has said that government has shown its insensitiveness towards the concerns of less privileged sections of society. Voicing his concern over the plight of Old Aged, widows, physically challenged and construction workers he said that these are the most vulnerable among the poor adding that thousands of such beneficiaries have not received their dues for months together. “It is irony of sorts that on one hand government claims to have cleared all liabilities on account of salary, pension, honorarium, stipend a...

Mirwaiz deputes delegation to convey condolence and solidarity with bereaved family of slain police officer, Ayoub A Pandit
Srinagar, June 24, (Scoop News)-APHC has condemned the alleged harassment and arrests during nocturnal raids on the residences of Hurriyat leaders and activists on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr. All Parties Hurriyat Conference spokesman described it as vengeful and unethical. He has also strongly condemned the continuous house arrest of APHC leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq who was prevented from attending the congregation of Juma tul Vida at historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar which has been the practice of the Mirwaiz of the time for over a century. The spokesman said it is for the first time in the recent history of Kashmir that Jamia Masjid was lock down on the occasion of Juma-tul-Vida ...

Mirwaiz to shed light on philosophy of Eid al Fitr at Eidgah at 9 am
Srinagar, June 24, (Scoop Newss)-According to Anjuman-e-Awqaf (AA)Jama Masjid Srinagar, Eid al-Fitr prayers would be held at per the programme at the historic Eidgah in Srinagar at 10:00 am. In a statement of the Anjuman-e-Awqaf Jamia Masjid, Srinagar, before the Eid prayers, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq would shed light on the philosophy of Eid al-Fitr in his sermon from 9:00 am. Anjuman-e-Awqaf Jama Masjid Srinagar has urged the people to participate in the Ijtima in large numbers to express unity and maintain discipline. According to the Anjuman-e-Awqaf Jama Masjid, Srinagar, the Zakat al-Fitr (Sadqa Fitr) for this year has been fixed at Rs 50 per person that is mandatory to be paid be...

 
 Other Stories
Zulfkar visits slain Constable Sabzar’s residence
Expresses solidarity with bereaved family
Srinagar, June 25, (Scoop News)- Minister for Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Affairs and Information Department, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali early in the morning today on behalf of the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti visited the family of martyred constable Sabzar Ahmad Chak at district Shopian to offer condolences to the bereaved family. During the visit, the Minister was accompanied by MLA Shopian Mohammad Yusuf Bhat. Expressing grief and sorrow over the incident, Zulfkar Ali assured the deceased’s family that culprits would be nabbed and punished. Extending sympathies to the bereaved family, the Minister said Chief Minister equally shares the grief. Zulfkar Ali said no compensatio...

Governor, others greet people on Eid-ul-Fitr
Srinagar, June 25, (Scoop News)- Governor N. N. Vohra has conveyed warm greetings to the people of Jammu and Kashmir on the joyous occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. In a message of felicitations, the Governor expressed hope that this auspicious occasion would be the harbinger of peace, progress, prosperity and happiness and would strengthen the bonds of communal harmony, brotherhood and amity, which are the hallmarks of J&K’s glorious pluralistic traditions. The Governor prayed for the progress and well-being of the people of the State. The Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today conveyed greetings to the people of State on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. In ...

Batamaloo Traders Association calls on Div Com, highlights problems
Srinagar, June 24, (Scoop News)- A deputation of Batamaloo Traders Association led by President, Reyaz-ul-Islam Beigh today called on the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan and apprised him of the grievances being faced by the traders. The issues which were brought to the notice of Divisional Commissioner included, construction of public Toilets at certain locations, installation of street lights & CCTV Cameras, up-gradation of damaged drainage system, especially at Baranpathar Batamaloo, removal of street vendors, earmarking a parking slot for shopkeepers, shifting of Sumo and Auto stand and improvement of road conditions of Sheikh Dawood Colony-Firdousabad. ...

Private schools should reach out to far flung areas: Altaf Bukhari
Felicitates participants of Husn-e-Naat competition, Announces Rs 5000 each for winners
Srinagar, June 24, (Scoop News)- Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, today called on the private schools to extend their reach to far flung areas of the State where there are less or no schools to cater to the children. “Private schools have covered larger part of urban education and now they should reach out to the far flung areas to cater to the educational needs and supplement government efforts,” Bukhari said. He made these remarks during felicitation function of Husn-e-Naat competition, the first inter school state level symposium and Naat competition organized by Private Schools’ Association, J&K, where Bukhari was Chief Guest. Secretary Education, Farooq Ahmad Sh...

Deputy CM visits slain DSP’s residence
Expresses solidarity with bereaved family, Says culprits won’t be spared
Srinagar, June 24, (Scoop News)- Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today visited the house of late DSP of Police Mohammad Ayub Pandit who was killed while performing his duties in the Jamia Masjid area in the Old City Srinagar during Shab-e-Qadr. He was accompanied by Minister for PHE and Irrigation Mr. Sham Choudhary, the Minister for Animal Husbandry Mr. Abdul Gani Kholi, Minister of State for Transport Mr. Sunil Sharma and senior officers of Police and Civil administration. While interacting with the bereaved family members of the martyred policeman, the...

JK Bank relocates Mahim Branch to Jamshedji Raod in Mumbai
Shifts Regional Collection Centre to National Business Centre, Bandra
Mumbai, June 24, (Scoop News)-For the convenience of customers, J&K Bank relocated its Mahim Business Unit to Geetanjali Building, Lady Jamshedji Road, Mahim (West). Revisiting its existing footprints in Mumbai (the financial capital of the country), the bank also shifted its Regional Collection Center (RCC) to a new premises at Bandra. Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Maharashtra, Sada Sarvankar inaugurated the Mahim branch at its new location in presence of J&K Bank executive president Surjeet Singh Sehgal. Besides, executive president S S Sehgal inaugurated the new p...

SSP Anantnag holds darbar with Jawans and officers
Srinagar, June 24, (Scoop News)- A darbar with the Officers and Jawans was held by SSP Anantnag Shri Altaf Ahmad Khan at District Police Lines Anantnag. The Darbar was attended by the officers and Jawans of Anantnag District. SSP Anantnag Shri Altaf Ahmad Khan heard the grievances and problems being faced by them patiently. He assured the officers and jawans that their grievances and problems will be redressal on the earliest. While speaking during the darbar, SSP Anantnag Shri Altaf Ahmad Khan briefed the participants about their duties and responsibilities. He emphasized upon the officers and Jawans to maintain discipline of high order while performing their duties. He also...

Drive against drug menace to continue: DM
Rajouri,June 24, (Scoop News)-23 drug peddlers, who were lodged in District Jail, were set free after they furnished surety of their good behavior. They were booked under relevant preventive laws by Executive Magistrate Ist Class, Rajouri for their active involvement in drug peddling. District Magistrate, Rajouri, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary today reassured that high level crackdown on drug peddlers will continue and further effective measures to eradicate the menace will be initiated. He has sought greater public cooperation for onslaught against drug peddling network to make Rajouri drug-free. Establishment of a drug de-addiction centre at Rajouri for rehabilitation of drug addi...

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