Friday, April 29, 2016
 
 Top Stories of The Day
Bridges key component of rural infrastructure, says Mehbooba
Pats RDD, DDC for being trendsetters in Convergence Model, asks DCs to replicate
Udhampur, April 29 (Scoop News)- Describing bridges as key component of rural infrastructure, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, Friday promised to break new ground in annihilating distances and adding value to life of people living in remote and inaccessible areas of the state. She congratulated the Rural Development Department (RDD) and DDC, Udhampur, Shahid Iqbal, for their trend-setting initiative by adopting the Convergence Model. “Today we are witnessing at Udhampur what Mufti Saab had envisioned during the DDB meetings when he used to emphasize upon Convergence Models to create sustained infrastructure,” she stated. The Chief Minister made these observations while addressing a huge gathering of people after e-inaugurating 56 small bridges (footbridges) under Project Rahat, here today. She also inaugurated Model Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Udhampur, as part of the Model Scho...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
Chief Secretary reviews implementation of e-District, SSDG project in J&K
Jammu, April 29 (Scoop News)- Chief Secretary, B R Sharma Friday reviewed the implementation status of the e-District and State e-Governance Service Delivery Gateway (SSDG) project in a meeting, he chaired here. Principal Secretary, Forests, R K Gupta, Commissioner Secretary, PDD, Dheeraj Gupta, Commissioner Secretary, I & C, Shailendra Kumar, Commissioner Secretary, Social Welfare, Ms Sarita Chauhan, Commissioner Secretary, Revenue, Mohammad Afzal Bhat, Secretary IT, Hilal Ahmad Parray and other officers were present in the meeting. e-District is one of the 31 Mission Mode Projects (MMP) under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) aimed at electronic delivery of citizen centric servic...

Prepare action plans to address strains in water supply: Mehbooba
Ill-conceived plans, not fund shortage reason for failure of schemes
Jammu, April 29 (Scoop News)- Emphasizing upon sustained efforts to harness State’s abundant water potential, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, Friday committed to go whole hog in providing safe potable drinking water to every household as well as assured irrigation to the farmer community in the state. To enforce accountability, she said the performance of the engineers will be linked with the success of schemes they execute. “The officers will be held responsible. We are lagging and need to immediately devise a mechanism to take forward all stranded projects,” she stated. The Chief M...

Jammu Haat to come up as All-Women Entrepreneurship Centre: Mehbooba
Stresses upon ‘Ease of Doing Business’ to make JK investor-friendly’
Jammu, April 28 (Scoop News)- In a significant step to boost women entrepreneurship in the State, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, Thursday ordered the conversion of Jammu Haat into an exclusive ‘Women Business Centre’. For this, she directed I&C Department to prepare a ‘Business Plan’ within the next two months so that brass tacks are done to establish the Centre, which she said is ideally located in the heart of the winter capital. The Chief Minister said this while taking a detailed briefing of the Industries & Commerce Department, in the Civil Secretariat, here today. Minister for I...

Power key enabler to rebound JK economy, says Mehbooba
‘Need to address distress in generation, T&D Systems’’
Jammu, April 28 (Scoop News)- To address the complex issues confronting Power sector in the state, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, Thursday, asked the Power Development Department (PDD) to devise a comprehensive roadmap in view of the distress in power generation, transmission and distribution systems so that quality power supply is ensured to the consumers. She also advised the department to take all necessary steps to clear mounting liabilities on account of power purchase. “Power is a key enabler for fueling a rebound in the economy for which PDD will have to firm up timelines to ensu...

 
 Ladakh News
FC Planning reviews stock position of essential commodities in Ladakh
Jammu, April 28 (Scoop News)- In order to review the transportation of essential supplies including construction material to Ladakh for the year 2016-17, a meeting was convened under the chairmanship of Financial Commissioner, Planning and Development Department, B B Vyas here today. Financial Commissioner received brief on the stock position in respect of food grains, petroleum products, LPG, construction material, timber, firewood, and other material. Mr Vyas asked the officers that the adequate amount of material should be dumped in Leh and Kargil before the commencement of Amarnath Pil...

Srinagar- Leh road to open on April 30
Srinagar, April 27 (Scoop News)- According to the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon, Sonamarg-Kargil/Leh road shall be thrown open for vehicular movement from April 30, 2016. He said traffic movement on this road shall be regulated as per instructions of the Transport Department J&K. No:PR/DI/16/9612/ ...

Ladakh Scouts Regimental Center launching recruitment rallies from June 6 to June 22
Leh (Ladakh), April 25, (Scoop News)-Ladakh Scouts Regimental Center Leh will be organising recruitment rallies for Infantry Soldier General Duty (GD) and tradesmen category from June 6 to June 22, a defence spokesman said on Monday. He said for the candidates of Nubra valley, the rally will be held at Partapur on June 6 and 7 and on June 10 and 11, the Regimental Center will conduct rally for the candidates from Leh district. The Recruitment rally will be held at Kargil on June 17 and 18 for the candidates of Kargil district. The recruitment rally for candidates from Zanskar valley will be held at Padam on June 21 and 22, the spokesman added. "The aspiring candidate...

UIDAI Officer reviews progress of Aadhaar Card enrolment in Leh
Leh, April 20, (Scoop News)-Prem Nagpal Section Officer UIDAI Regional Office Chandigarh today convened a meeting of concerned departments and agencies of Leh district headed by ADC, Leh RK Badyal regarding Aadhaar Seeding, Advance search, E-Eaadhaar Download, and various features of Aadhaar Act, 2016 with the main focus to speed up the coverage of Aadhaar Seeding under various Government Schemes so that maximum number of beneficiaries could be benefited through Direct Benefit Transfer in Leh district. Underlining the direction of GoI for linking of all the beneficiaries with Aadhaar database under various govt schemes, Sh. Nagpal said that till date 81.03 % Aadhaar has be generated o...

Indian and Chinese troops jointly celebrate 'Baisakhi' (Harvest Festival)
at two different meeting points in Eastern Ladakh
Chushul/ DBO (Ladakh), April 14, (Scoop News))_Ceremonial Border Personal Meetings (BPMs) on the occasion of “Harvest Festival’’ was held on Wednesday between Indian and Chinese armies at Indian BPM hut in Chushul and at Indian Meeting Point Hut at Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) in Eastern Ladakh. The Delegations were led by Brigadier Rajender Rai in Chushul and by Col BS Uppal in DBO. The Chinese delegations were led by senior Col Wang Jun Xian in Chushul and by Lt Col Duan Yu Gangin. The ceremonial border personal meeting was marked by saluting the National flags by both the delegation...

Haji Anayat Ali thanks CM for taking up implementation of AMRUT in Kargil with Union Government
Jammu, April 14 (Scoop News)- Chairman, J&K Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali has expressed gratitude on behalf of the people of Kargil to the Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti for taking up the issue of implementation of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) in Kargil Town with Union Minister for Urban Development, Mr. Venkaiah Naidu. During her recent visit to the National Capital, Ms Mehbooba Mufti had met Mr Venkaiah Naidu, and discussed with him several proposals for upgradation of civic facilities in cities and towns in Jammu and Kashmir. She had pitched for inclusion of both Capital Cities of Srinagar and Jammu as smart cities in ‘Smart Cities Mission’...

MLA Kargil calls on Governor
Jammu, April 14 (Scoop News)- Asgar Ali Karbalai, Member of Legislative Assembly, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today. Mr. Karbalai briefed the Governor about various educational problems faced by the students of Kargil, particularly those who were seeking admissions to post-graduate courses of study. The Governor asked Mr. Karbalai to carry forward the developmental works in his constituency for the welfare of the people of Kargil and assured that the educational difficulties faced by the youth of Kargil would receive due attention. ...

Srinagar-Leh Highway to reopen in last week of April
Kargil, April 13 (Scoop News)- The 434 Km long Strategically important, Srinagar Leh National Highway will be open for one way traffic after 20th of April subject to weather conditions. This was stated by the Chief Executive Councilor LAHDC Kargil Haji Mohammad Hanifa Jan at Shaitan Nallah Zojjila during his on spot inspection of Snow Clearance Work on NH 1D. Haji Hanifa while interacting with Media told that it was a blessing that Kargil observed snowfall in March, as after a long dry winter the need for a spell of heavy snowfall was the need of the hour for a healthy agriculture sea...

 
 Debate
C J I “Beseeches “ - Save Justice system from collapsing
By B L Saraf Honorable Chief Justice of India , Shri T S Thakur ( CJI ) while addressing conference of the Chief Justices and Chef Ministers said , in a choked voice , “ It is not only in the name of a litigant or people languishing in jails but also in the name of development of the country and its progress that I beseech you to rise to the occasion and realize that it is not enough to criticize . You cannot shift the entire burden on to the judiciary .” He was reflecting upon the appalling conditions of the judicial infrastructure and the huge pen...

The ‘Great Game’ Reborn in the Indian Ocean: A Tale of Two Ports
K.N. Pandita The historic 19th century ‘Great Game’ of Lord Curzon’s making may be in the process of revival, albeit in different setting with different actors and varying interests. From the vast deserts of Central Asia, the new Great Game seems to be shifting to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the premier commercial waterway of international trade. The actors are not the old imperial powers aspiring for empires but shrewd traders seeking large markets for their merchandise and accompanying political clout. They act not in isolation but in collaboration without losing ...

NIT, Handwara killings
Did Mehbooba pass the test?
By K B Jandial It is indeed difficult, albeit impossible, for the political rulers in hyper sensitive State of J&K to be away from controversies and those who wish to keep these at arm’s length can still be dragged into these either by the media or the circumstances beyond control. The State’s first woman Chief Minister, and 9th otherwise, Mehbooba Mufti is trying to avoid controversies, at least for the time being, but will she succeed? Nobody can say for sure. In less than two weeks, Kashmir saw two serious incidents, both unfortunate and condemnable, that posed toug...

“ Shift India Out Of Kashmir ”
By B L Saraf ‘ Take India out of Kashmir ’ has been the refrain of separatist’s discourse for quite a time . Some in the Valley have taken to the gun to achieve the ‘ object ‘ . They almost succeeded in 1990 when institutions and commercial units associated with India , including radio and the TV , were ordered out of the Valley . It took GOI years to relocate them back . What a trick of the fate that what militants couldn’t achieve then , now , the dyed in wool ‘ nationalists ‘ of the mainland are up to it . A campaign is underway to ge...

Governor’s Rule puts “Popular” Govt. to test
Straight Talk
By K B Jandial Finally, the two and half months’ long political uncertainty in the sensitive border state of J&K has come to a happy end, thanks to the “positive meeting” of Mehbooba Mufti and PM Modi at 7 RCR, New Delhi on 22rd March, 2016. It is not as important to unearth the “positive” assurances (CBMs) that have been given to Mehbooba Mufti in her half an hour meeting as the breaking of ice between two alliance partners-PDP & BJP which all through maintained that their alliance was intact. It was unique political event in the history of Indian democracy that the despite t...

PM’s visit to Saudi Arabia
By K.N. Pandita After concluding Nuclear Security Summit meet in Washington (31 March – 1 April), Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Observers are essaying the diagnosis of this visit in the background of various know or unknown complications. Objective analyses of Modi’s visits abroad reveal his penchant for reassessment of India’s regional and global relationship with a view of infusing new vitality in the tenets of our foreign policy. His first visit to Middle East region was not to Israel as observers would have anticipated but t...

On With The Governance Business
By B L Saraf PDP and BJP have retied the knot from where it got snapped on the demise of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed , in Jan 2016 , and , by the time this column reaches the reader , Miss Mehbooba , barring some unpredictable hiccups , will be in the saddle heading an alliance government . In the given situation it is a welcome development . J&K can least afford a long spell of Centre’s direct rule . Though some would , for justifiable reasons , lament the end of Governor’s rule . Understandably , given the inherent contradictions in their c...

Understanding Article 370
By K B Jandial There has been lot of misunderstandings and wrong public perception on Article 370 besides being a serious point of political and ideological conflict. It is often said that Article 370 of the Constitution of India has been shrouded with controversies right from the beginning when the architect of the Constitution, Dr. B R Ambedkar declined to draft it, forcing Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru to task his another minister and former Diwan of Maharaja Hari Singh, Sir Gopalaswami Ayyangar, to negotiate it with Sheikh Abdullah. In the last six decades, every political party ha...

 Jammu News
Speaker, Veeri inspect works of new Assembly Complex Asks engineers to expedite works
Jammu, April 29 (Scoop News)- Speaker Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta and Minister for Public Works and Parliamentary Affairs Abdul Rehman Veeri today inspected the ongoing works of New Assembly Complex coming up at a cost of Rs.166 crore. Mr Veeri directed Managing Director JKPCC to expedite the construction work of this prestigious Complex. He also directed to ensure sufficient seating arrangements for Lawmakers, officers and visitors, besides proper ventilation and lighting arrangements. On the occasion, it was apprised that the complex has a total area of 23465 SQM with two basements, 2 floors for Legislative Assembly and 2 floors for Legislative Council. It was also given ou...

Commitment, credibility imperative for successful entrepreneurs: Ganga
Inaugurates 3 Weeks Entrepreneurship Development Programme under SCFS/YSLS
Jammu, April 29 (Scoop News)- Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Prakash Ganga said that commitment and credibility are imperative fore successful entrepreneurs and exhorted upon the budding entrepreneurs to work with dedication and remain honest with their work. This was stated by the Minister after inaugurating 3 Weeks Entrepreneurship Programme under Seed Capital Fund Scheme (SCFS)/Youth Startup Loan Scheme by Jammu Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) here today. The Minister interacted with the prospective entrepreneurs and congratulated them for registering with JKEDI to avail benefits of various schemes under which they will be trained and provided ...

PDP committed to growth of JK as single unit
Jammu, April 29 (Scoop News)- Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is committed to harmonious growth of Jammu and Kashmir as a single unit, the vision of late Mufti Mohd Sayeed of poverty alleviation, regional balance and ethnic brotherhood will remain as guiding agenda for PDP led Government bedsides stability and peace. PDP party took a strong exception of the political adversaries racking up the issues in the state which are bound to cause instability and can impact the prospects of Good Governance. Party decided to launch a mass contact in all the three regions of the state which will be initiated by galvanising grass root units against the malicious divisive campaigns being triggered ...

Congress leaders express grief over Gandoh, Thathri and Jeddah Saudi accidents
Thathri, April 29 (Scoop News)- Congress leaders expressed deep sorrow and grief over the loss of precious lives in the road accident at Gandoh and Fire incident at Thathri. In a joint statement by PCC Vice President and MLA Inderwal Ghulam Mohammad Saroori, JKPCC executive member and Former MLA Bhaderwah Mohammed Sharief Niaz, MLC Naresh Kumar Gupta, Senior Congress leader Ghulam Mustafa Azad, Mohd Aslam Goni, Sheikh Mujeeb, PCC Media Coordinator Mehbooba Azad, PCC publicity secretary Nadeem Shareef Niaz and others. Conveying their sympathies to the bereaved families, Congress leaders underlined the need to have an action plan to contain road accidents. They urged the Stat...

Rana expresses concern over growing radicalisation, polarisation in J&K
Nagrota, April 28 (Scoop News)- Provincial President National Conference Devender Singh Rana on Thursday expressed grave concern over attempts being made to radicalise Kashmir society and to polarise situation in the Jammu Province with a sinister design of weakening single entity of the state. “There is a method in fragmenting society into bits and pieces; and if the developments of past few years are taken into account, it will become clear how forces inimical to Jammu and Kashmir’s unique and special entity are working clandestinely but in a synergised manner to trample its...

Govt committed to provide conducive environ for industrial growth: Ganga
Distributes 3rd COSIDICI Awards to progressive entrepreneurs
Jammu, April 28 (Scoop News)- Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Prakash Ganga today said that the government is taking adequate steps to provide a conducive environment to the industrialists and aspiring entrepreneurs in Jammu and Kashmir. This was stated by the Minister while addressing the gathering of senior officers of Industries department, Industrialists from across the nation and budding entrepreneurs during the 3rd COSIDICI Award ceremony being organized for the first time in the state in collaboration with J&K SIDCO. The Function was attended by President COSIDICI, P. ...

DGP lauds role of border people in maintaining peace
Jammu, April 28 (Scoop News)- Lauding the role of people of border areas to work with Jammu and Kashmir Police and other security agencies shoulder to shoulder for maintaining peace in the areas, Director General of Police (DGP), K Rajendra Kumar has described the contribution of border people a success in prevailing security. Rajendra was addressing a meeting of police officers at District Police Lines Kathua during his daylong visit to the border district today. The meeting was convened to take stock of overall security, law and order situation in the border districts of Samb...

Czech delegation meets Governor
Jammu, April 28 (Scoop News)- A 9 member delegation of Czech Republic led by Karel Schwarzenberg, Chairman of Foreign Affairs Committee of Chamber of Deputies, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today.The delegation discussed various matters of mutual interest to both India and the Czech Republic and establishment of strong economic cooperation between the two countries. The Chairman of the delegation observed that the purpose of their visit was to acquaint themselves with rich diversity of India. During the delegation’s discussions with the Governor it was sugge...

 
 Kashmir News
6 injured in road mishaps
Srinagar ,April 29 (Scoop News)- Six persons were injured in different road accidents across the valley. In Kulgam, a Bus bearing registration number JK03-2111 hit a vehicle of 18th Bn. CRPF bearing registration number WB-396876 at Gufbal Quiomoh in the jurisdiction of Police Station Kulgam, resulting in injuries to 04 persons including three CRPF persons. All the injured were shifted to the hospital for treatment. Kulgam police has registered a case in this regard. In Kupwara, a Motorcycle hit and injured a pedestrian identified as Saleema Begum resident of Dringla at Dringla Teetwal. The injured was shifted to hospital for treatment. Kupwara police has registered a case in this reg...

Help in tracing a girl kidnapper
Srinagar, April 29 (Scoop News)- Police has sought the help in tracing a man who has kidnapped a girl in Sopore. Shakeel Ahmad Mir son of Mohammad Maqbool Mir resident of Bohripora has allegedly kidnapped a girl (name withheld). People are informed if they have any information regarding accused call Police Station Sopore on 9596773010, 9596773030, 9596773100 or dial 100. ...

4 injured in fire incident in Pulwama
Srinagar,April 29 (Scoop News)- Four persons received burn injuries in a fire incident in Lassipora area of Pulwama district this afternoon. Fire broke out in the steel furnace of diamond grinding steel industries (IGC) Lassipora at about 1450 hours. Four employees identified as Ramu son of Brijlal resident of Gorakhpur, Ganesh Kumar son of Manohar Singh resident of Nawabgunj UP, Ravi Das son of Saman resident of Agra UP and Rahi son of Chattoraj resident of Bihar received burn injuries in the incident. All the injured and other employees working in the industry were evacuated by the timely action of the police and were hospitalized. Fire tenders and Police were on job to control the f...

Govt. to develop nurseries on scientific lines: Lal Singh
Srinagar, April 29 (Scoop News)-Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment Choudhary Lal Singh on Friday said that plant production centres (nurseries) should be developed on scientific lines to make them self-reliant. While touring the Quality Plant Production Centre Kralsangri in summer capital Srinagar, Singh said that the centres should be developed on scientific line and a mechanism should be formed to attract more locals for buying the produce. The minister was informed that Kralsangri Plantation centre houses 4 lakh saplings of various varieties including Deodar, Kail, Fir, among other of varieties medicinal plants. The minister interacted with the local staff and directed th...

DC Srinagar flags-off cross country run in Srinagar
Srinagar, April 29 (Scoop News)-The Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr. Farooq Ahmad Lone today flagged-off inter district provincial level cross country run for Boys near SK Cricket Stadium Sonwar Srinagar. The cross country run was organized after a gap of a decade by the Department of Youth Services and Sports, Kashmir. Hundreds of students from 10 districts of the valley participated in the run which started from Sonwar and culminated at Nishat gardens. All the participants who participated in the run were drawn from their respective districts on the basis of their performances exhibited by them in the competitions held at School, zonal and district levels. In Under-19 category Yawar Y...

SDM Pahalgam reviews arrangements for ensuing tourist season
Pahalgam, April 29 (Scoop News)-SDM Pahalgam, Nisar Ahmad today convened a meeting of officers to review the preparedness of various departments for the ensuing tourist season. The meeting was attended by AD Tourism, Tehsildar Pahalgam, and SHO Pahalgam besides representatives of Hotelier associations. Speaking on the occasion, SDM Pahalgam stressed upon the officers to press in their men and machinery to make all the necessary arrangements regarding cleanliness, beautification, provision of potable water, electricity and parking spaces especially in the central Pahalgam. SDM stressed upon the concerned Municipal Authority to start a cleanliness drive so as to make the tourist destinat...

DC Anantnag holds public darbar
Anantnag, April 29 (Scoop News)-In order to implement the directions of Chief Minister, Ms. Mehbooba Mufti in letter & spirit, the Deputy Commissioner, Anantnag, Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed today held a maiden Public Darbar here at Dak Bunglow, Anantnag. The Darbar was attended by S.E R&B, PHE, I&FC, PDD, Exen PMGSY, ADC, Chief Planning Officer, ACR, ACD, District Horticulture Officer, ARTO, DSWO and other district officers. A number of deputations particularly from Dooru, Seer-Hamdan, Sarnal, Bagh-e-Nowgam, Kokernag and other areas met the Deputy Commissioner. The Deputy Commissioner, on the occasion, gave a patient hearing to the public grievances & issued onspot directions to concerned o...

Dr. Farooq, Omar Abdullah express grief over demise of Parvez Ahmed Darial
Srinagar, April 29 (Scoop News)- National Conference on Thursday expressed solidarity with Party General Secretary Haji Ali Mohammad Sagar on the demise of his brother-in-law, Mr. Parvez Ahmed Darial who passed away in Srinagar today. Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Mr. Omar Abdullah, while praying for peace to the departed soul, have expressed solidarity with Sagar and the entire bereaved family in their hour of grief and loss. Dr. Farooq and Mr. Omar Abdullah also extended their condolences to NC Youth President for Kashmir, Salman Ali Sagar and Additional Spokesperson for Kashmir, Sarah Hayat Shah for their loss. Various party leaders and legislators visited the Darial residence i...

 
 Other Stories
Govt. takes effective action to bring out truth on Agusta Westland helicopter controversy
leaves no stone unturned to bring wring doers to justice
New Delhi, April 28,(Scoop News Bureau)-Publicly available information on the procurement of Agusta Westland helicopters clearly shows that the core issue in the matter is corruption. The present Government has taken effective action to bring out the truth and will leave no stone unturned in pursuing all means to bring to justice the corrupt and the wrong-doers in this case. The time taken is largely because some of the key perpetrators of this misdeed are outside the country. In certain quarters, questions have been raised on certain trivial technicalities, which appear to be intended to distract attention from the core issue of corruption. Some of the facts are being hig...

Government committed to boost cooperative sector- Dorjay
Jammu, April 28 (Scoop News)- The State Government is committed to revive and promote the cooperative sector to ensure welfare of the people . This was stated by the Minister for Cooperatives, Chering Dorjay during a seminar organized by the J&K Cooperative Union in collaboration with Cooperative Department on the theme ‘upliftment of cooperative movement in the state’. Registrar Cooperative Department, B.A. Bhat was the guest of honour on the occasion. While speaking on the occasion, the Minister appreciated the initiatives taken by the Union and said that synergized efforts are ne...

Veeri inspects several mega projects in Jammu
Fixes deadline for completion of Dental Hospital, Convention Centre
Jammu, April 28 (Scoop News)- Directing executing agencies to speed up the pace of construction of all ongoing development works across the state, the Minister for Public Works and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri Thursday gave a fortnight dead line for completion of two mega projects of Dental Hospital and Convention Centre coming up at a cost of Rs.38 crore and Rs.33 Crore respectively in Jammu. The Minister gave these directions today while inspecting several developmental projects in Jammu division. He was accompanied by Managing Director Jammu and Kashmir Construction Corpora...

Bukhari for effective implementation of PSGA in Revenue Department
Directs for setting quarterly targets for subordinate offices
Jammu, April 28 (Scoop News)- Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation, Syed Basharat Bukhari has directed the Revenue Department functionaries to ensure effective implementation of Public Service Guarantee Act (PSGA). He also called for strictly adhering to the timeline for submission of the requisite information under PSGA. The Minister instructed the concerned higher ups in the Departments under his charge to issue directions to all the Deputy Commissioners to formulate quarterly targets for the activities covered under PSGA and submit progress report to the government towards th...

NC condoles demise of Arshad Malik, Master Gh Rasool
Jammu, April 27 (Scoop News)- National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah and Working President Mr Omar Abdullah on Wednesday expressed grief over the passing away of Mr Arshad Ahmed Malik, Block Secretary, Thathri and Master Ghulam Rasool of Kontwadi of Kisthwar. The President and the Working President conveyed their condolences to the bereaved families and prayed for peace to departed souls. Provincial President National Conference, Jammu Mr Devender Singh Rana has also conveyed his condolences to the bereaved families and prayed for peace to their souls. Provincial Committee National Conference Jammu also expressed shock and grief ...

Naeem, Kavinder inaugurate ‘Sunjuwan Oval’ playground Declare open Inter-School Cricket Tournament
Jammu, April 27 (Scoop News)- Speaker J&K Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta and Minister for Education, Naeem Akhter declared open Inter-School Cricket Tournament while inaugurating a beautiful playground namely 'Sunjuwan Oval' at Government Higher Secondary School ground. Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Simrandeep Singh, who is also chairman of J&K State Sports Council, Jammu, Smita Sethi, Director Education Jammu, Anuradha Gupta, ADC Jammu were the guests of honour on the occasion. While Member BCCI and Vice chairman J&K State Sports Council, Rajesh Kalra, Principal HSS Sunjuwan, Prem Singh and former Ranji Trophy Player, Rajesh Gill were the special guests on the occasion...

To enable focused monitoring of public expenditure Cabinet gives nod to reorganization of Planning & Development Department
Jammu, April 27 (Scoop News)- The Cabinet which met here today under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti gave nod to the proposal regarding reorientation and reorganization of the Planning and Development department with the aim to ensure focused monitoring of public expenditure, timely preparation of DPRs and close monitoring of development projects. Accordingly, as per the proposal, the Planning and Development department shall become Planning & Monitoring Department. The need for change was necessitated following the replacement of Planning Commission of India by NITI Aayog and acceptance of the 14thFinance Commission recommendations by the Union Government, with lon...

Raffle draw prizes of Police Public Mela distributed among winners
Jammu, April 27 (Scoop News)- Fabulous 38 prizes of 27th Police Public Mela, which was held at Gulshan Ground on February 21, 2016 were distributed among the winners by the Director General of Police, K Rajendra Kumar at an impressive function held at Officers Mess here today. The prizes were handed over to the winners on production of original raffle draw tickets and after completing required formalities. Rajendra congratulated the winners and extended good wishes to them for their happy and prosperous life. He informed that the remaining prizes would be handed over to the winners at...

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