Friday, July 29, 2016
 
 Top Stories of The Day
Cabinet approves submission of Expert Committee report on Pahari Speaking People to Union Tribal Ministry
Srinagar, Kishtwar included in Ladli Beti Scheme,Separate Horticulture Department created
Srinagar, July 28 (Scoop News)-The Cabinet which met here today under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti considered and approved the submission of the Report of the Committee of Experts constituted to study the ‘Socio-Economic Status and Common Ethnic Characteristics of Pahari Speaking People in Jammu and Kashmir’ to the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs for grant of ST status to the Pahari Speaking People of Jammu and Kashmir. The Committee of Experts after detailed study has recommended that owing to the cultural distinctiveness, vulnerable socio-economic condition and isolation of Pahari Speaking People, there is a desperate need to mainstream this community by bringing them within the ambit of positive discrimination as governed by the constitutional principle of affirmative action and as applied to other marginalized communities of the country. Srinagar, Kishtwar included in Ladli Beti Scheme The Cabinet accorded sanction to the inclusion of District Srinagar and Kishtwar in the Ladli Beti Scheme of the Social Welfare Department, whi...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
Let’s rise as one to meet challenges confronting JK: Mehbooba
Calls for tangible confidence building measures to address alienation; ‘Violence causing immense damage JK’s interests’
Srinagar, July 28 (Scoop News)- Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti today called for finding lasting solution to the problems confronting Jammu and Kashmir to make peace a reality in the State and the region. She at the same time denounced the senseless violence perpetuated on the streets in Kashmir which she said results in colossal human and economic loss for the Kashmiris. “Let us rise as one to meet the challenges confronting Jammu and Kashmir and make this a turning point in the State’s turbulent history so that our future generations have not to suffer the miseries of violence and blood...

Political, economic initiatives should go hand-in-hand to put JK back on track: CM
‘Reconciliation, confidence building process has to be revived in JK with fresh resolve’
Budgam, July 27, (Scoop News)-Seeking people’s cooperation in shaping up a politically stable and economically emancipated Jammu & Kashmir, Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti today said the political and developmental process and good governance have to go hand in hand to put the State back on track. “Perhaps more than ever before, people of J&K today want the politicians to stand up and address the political and economic issues that matter to them and I urge the country’s political leadership to make a fresh start to revive the peace and reconciliation process in the State through tangible Confidence Building Measures,” the Chief Minister said while interacting with civil society represent...

JK Govt will redouble efforts to make up for losses suffered on development front: Mehbooba
‘Administration should reach out to people, ensure they don’t face any hardships’
Srinagar, July 27, (Scoop News)-The Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti today visited Budgam to take stock of the situation and reach out to the people amid prevailing law and order scenario. Speaking at an officers meeting at Town Hall Budgam, the Chief Minister asked the administration to expedite implementation of the developmental and welfare programmes so that people feel the much-needed reprieve. She also asked the district officers to work with the local civil society representatives and ensure that the people don’t face any hardships amid prevailing situation. Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura, Legislator, Saif-ud-Din Bhat and former legislator, Dr Shafi were pres...

2512 pay obeisance at Holy Cave of Amarnathji on 25th day of Yatra
One dies ,seven passengers injured in accident
Srinagar, July 26 (Scoop News)- On 25th day of Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2,512 Yatris paid obeisance and, till date, 2,07,842 pilgrims had Darshan at the Holy Cave Shrine. Today morning a Maruti Eeco Van carrying ten passengers of whom six were Yatris and four locals, plunged into Liddar Nallah at Chandanwari, near the Access Control Gate. A Yatri, Girdhari Lal son of Panna Lal, age 65 years, of District Dhar, Madhya Pradesh, lost his life in this unfortunate accident. Seven seriously injured passengers, namely Ms. Najma Begum and Ms. Gulzari Bibi residents of Chandanwari and Yatris...

 
 Ladakh News
Op 'Safed Sagar' of IAF paved way for ultimate victory during 60 day long Kargil conflict
created a history by engaging ground targets at high altitude peaks.
Drass (Ladakh), July 28, (Scoop News)-Employing the Indian Air Force in the 1999 Kargil conflict was an audacious decision of the Indian Government taken on May 25, 1999. Air Strikes began on May 26, 1999 over the icy heights of Kargil sector. The decision yielded unprecedented rewards by paving way for the ultimate victory in operation 'Safed Sagar' which continued for 60 days. The conditions were tough both with respect to the terrain of the battlefield at a height of 18,000 ft as well as the operational limitations coupled with the short notice on which IAF was pressed into this warfare creating a history applauded by forces and governments all over the world. But all this is ...

JK Minister visits Nubra constituency
Leh, July 27, (Scoop News)-On the second day of his two-day visit to the Nubra constituency, J&K Minister for Ladakh Affairs and Cooperatives Tsering Dorjey Lakrook visited Kubed, Aayee, Aranu Yokma, Aranu Gongma, Khemi, Nyungsted, Gonbo, Tongsted, Henachi, Changlung, Sasoma and Taksha villages to assess the on-going developmental works and to address the grievances of the general public. The minister was accompanied by Executive Councillor for Tourism & CA&PD Tsering Sandup, SDM Nubra Vijay Kumar Sharma, Tehsildar Sumoor, Executive Engineer Special Sub-Division Nubra, BDO Panamik, and other concerned engineers. Minister Tsering Dorjey addressing the gatherings at various villages tal...

Div. Com reviews stock, supply position in Ladakh region
Srinagar, July 27, (Scoop News)-Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon today convened an officers’ meeting to review the stock and supply of food grains and other essential commodities to Ladakh region. The Divisional Commissioner was informed that about 47% of supplies have already been stocked in Leh and Kargil districts till date. The Divisional Commissioner stressed upon the concerned officers to ensure that 100% supplies be dumped in the region till ending August. While briefing the Div. Com about the supply position, it was given out that sufficient stock of Rice, Wheat and Sugar has been stocked in the region. Reviewing the supply positio...

COAS, Dalbir Singh & GOC in C NC, Gen DS Hooda, honour Photo Division officials of DPR
at Kargil War Memorial near Drass
Drass (Ladakh), July 26, (Scoop News)-Col Basu Deb Maitra, Hony-Retd, Ex-Director and Lt Col Dipak Das, Hony-Retd, Ex- Deputy Director (Photo) of Photo Division, Directorate of Public Relations (DPR), Ministry of Defence,were honoured at Kargil War Memorial During Kargil Vijay Diwas celebration 2016 at Drass, on Tuesday. They were honoured by Chief of Army Staff General, Dalbir Singh, on Monday and by Lt Gen DS Hooda, GOC-in-C Northern Command, on Tuesday. Both the officers paid floral tributes to the martyrs and brave soldiers during wreath laying ceremony held at Kargil War Memor...

JK Minister visits various villages,takes stock of public issues
Leh, July 26(Scoop News)-On the first day of his two-day visit to the Nubra constituency, J&K Minister for Ladakh Affairs and Cooperatives Tsering Dorjey Lakrook visited Tirisha, Phukpochey, Panamik Kongma, Panamik Yokma, Hargam, and Kuri-Murgi villages to assess the on-going developmental works and to address the grievances of the general public. The minister was accompanied by Executive Councillor for Tourism Tsering Sandup, SDM Nubra Vijay Kumar Sharma, Tehsildar Sumoor, Executive Engineer Special Sub-Division Nubra, BDO Panamik, and other concerned engineers. Minister Tsering Dorjey...

Gen Hooda winds up week long 'Op Vijay ' by laying wreath at historic War Memorial near Drass
pays glowing tributes to martyrs
Drass (Ladakh), July 26, (Scoop News)-On the occasion of 17th Kargil Vijay Diwas, Lt Gen DS Hooda, Army Commander, Northern Command paid homage to the martyrs of OP VIJAY at the historic War Memorial at Drass on Tuesday. He was accompanied by GOC Fire and Fury Corps. The Army Commander also interacted with the Veer Naaris, awardees and relatives of martyrs during the event. Speaking on the occasion, the Army Commander paid glowing tributes to the sacrifices and expressed his gratitude to the martyrs, their NOK and Veer Naris. The Army Commander later interacted with the media. A...

Dalai Lama stresses upon to promote Values and Religious Harmony
“In reality I’m just another human being. I’m nothing special”
Leh (Ladakh),(Scoop News)- “In reality I’m just another human being. I’m nothing special. It’s the people who have given me the status of ‘the Dalai Lama’,” quipped Dalai Lama ,the Spiritual leader of Tibet while addressing a gathering of dignitaries at Jive-tsal Photang, Shey. He said that his first commitment is to promote humanity and humanity on this planet is facing lots of problem including killing and in logical terms he called these problems man-made and asserted, “These problems cannot be solved through prayers but can be reduced by our efforts through action.” He said that promo...

Leh observes Dr Ambedkar's 125th birth anniversary
Leh (Ladakh),(Scoop News)-The 125th birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar was celebrated yesterday morning at the Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre Choglamsar where the statue of Dr Ambedkar was unveiled and the foundation stone for Bharat Ratna Dr. B R Ambedkar Memorial Park was also laid at the Mahabodhi campus. The two-day celebration is part of the whole year celebration of the birth anniversary of Dr Ambedkar. The Chief Minister of Maharasthra Devendra Fadnavis was the chief guest, and Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, GoI RAmdas Athawale was the guest of honour. Among other guests, the ambassador of Thailand to the Republic of India...

 
 Debate
Kashmir back to square one
By K.N. Pandita For more than a year in the past Pakistan’s credibility with the Americans is on its downward slide. Even the buddies of Pakistani Generals at the Pentagon have begun to look away. The annual report of Pentagon to the Congress is a scathing criticism of Pakistan’s double-speak on terrorism with specific reference to Haqqani group getting sanctuaries in Pakistan. US Congress convened a meeting of its law makers to reflect on Pakistan’s double speak on Taliban-Al Qaeda combine. Congressman Poe told the lawmakers to put a simple question to Islamabad “Are u...

Post-Burhan Kashmir puts Mehbooba on another test
Straight Talk
By K B Jandial In the last 27 years of militancy, Kashmir has seen many long cycles of violence and blood baths and this spell too would come to an end without any gain for anybody. Every stakeholder in the theatre of Kashmir politics is a loser. Look, the post- Burhan period of 10 days has made Kashmir bleed more than what he was able to bleed India in six years. So far, over 40 lives have been lost in this senseless violence erupted after the successful operation on 8th July, 2016 at Sharifabad village of Kokernag area of South Kashmir, once considered bastion of PDP an...

Kashmir wounded once again
By Amit Kushari Kashmir’s tussle with India does not seem to end. It actually started on 26th January 1989 when the JKLF gave a call of Yom-e-siah (black day) , an appeal to the Kashmiris to launch a struggle against the Indian authorities. I have argued with many of my Kashmiri friends many times asking them as to why they cannot live in peace in India. I used to tell them that India is a joint family of 29 brothers who live happily with their wives and children in a perfectly secular democracy. All differences are ironed out in a democratic way and it is extremely profitable to stay in a joint family, sharing each others joys and sorrows. India is also developing and prospering at...

The mission of self-destruction
By K. N. Pandita What we see in the valley is the mission of self-destruction at work. It is sad. Let me explain. Pakistan is viciously reacting to Modi’s diplomatic and economic forays into the developed countries as well as Central and West Asia. It is perturbed by Modi making deep inroads into the littoral States, which Pakistan at one time thought was its extended backyard. More ominous is Saudi Arabia going responsive to him. What makes Islamabad stand on wits end is that during his jaunt to Saudi Arabia, Modi did not have to hear Saudi rant against Iran, the country with which India has developed closer strategic, economic and cultural relations. During Modi’s tri...

Tryst with history
By K.N. Pandit The issue of Pandit return to the valley is intermittently raised in various quarters. J&K chief minister touched on the issue in and outside the legislative assembly, perhaps with more passion than any of her predecessors in office. New Delhi’s policy on this issue is as vague as it has been so far. For them it is not of any extraordinary political significance as to exert pressure on State leadership. Kashmir majority population has already turned down any formula of their rehabilitation; the one they are reconciled to is return of the native to his or...

Wither N C – but at what cost ?
By B L Saraf It is not an epitaph - only narration of facts . 2nd July 2016 having gone by and Idd is on the celebration mode : memories of same day of year 1984 come to our mind. People in Kashmir rose early in the morning to celebrate Idd when, amidst the celebrations, they saw a political drama of far reaching consequences unfolding in Raj Bhawan Srinagar . FarooqAbdullah was out of the CM’s office giving way to G M Shah , his estranged brother in law . Memories get refreshed as the date and the festival come close on the heels of 25th June ,...

Malice against ‘outsiders’, BJP joins bandwagon?
Straight Talk
By K B Jandial Winning elections is perhaps easier than running a Government, more so when it is a coalition of parties with opposite ideologies. Parties ‘sacrifice’ their ideologies, wittingly or unwittingly to remain in power. Nothing could be more demonstrative of this political compulsion than north pole-south pole alliance Government in India’s most sensitive state of J&K. Some may call it political opportunism or lust for power as once die-hard political outfit doing just opposite to what its leaders had been propagating in the past. BJP, ultra nationalist party, is in a...

Mehbooba Wins – Challenges before her
By B L Saraf Mehbooba Mufti has won Anantnag Assembly by –election to retain the C M chair . That an incumbent political functionary , who combines in himself / herself supreme executive authority , comes out a winner in an interim poll is , generally , a foregone conclusion .So ,there is nothing special about C M Mehbooba’s present win . That , however , does not detract from her proven credentials to be a winner at the hustings . Except noticing that she has won in alliance with BJP , this election doesn’t call for a hair splitting analysis . But then ...

 Jammu News
Remove encroachments along Nallahs: Kavinder Gupta to Administration
Jammu, July 28 (Scoop News)-Speaker Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta today asked senior functionaries of various departments to immediately take up repairs of infrastructure damaged due to recent heavy rain in the Jammu so that the people do not suffer for the want of safe drinking water, power supply and road connectivity. The Speaker was speaking at a meeting convened to take stock of damages caused by heavy rains. He asked all departments to carry out the repair works to restore public utilities immediately and submit work report to his office by July 31. He also asked them that th...

Kavinder takes stock of flood damages in Jammu
Jammu, July 28 (Scoop News)-Speaker, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta, today visited flood affected areas of Jammu to assess the damage caused to private and public property in the backdrop of heavy downpour and flash floods. The Speaker was accompanied by senior functionaries of Jammu Municipal Corporation and other concerned departments. He also met the families of two girls who died in flashfloods yesterday. The speaker expressed grief and sorrow over the tragedy. The Speaker visited Excelsior Lane, Janipur, Lakar Mandi, Power House, Disco Road, Nanak Nagar and o...

Bali grieved over tragic demise of minors
Jammu, July 28 (Scoop News)-Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat has expressed deep anguish over the tragic demise of two minor girls due to flashfloods on Wednesday here at Janipur and a woman in Rajouri district in a house collapse incident. He also conveyed his sympathy with the bereaved families and prayed for peace to the departed souls. The Minister has directed the administration to provide ex-gratia relief to the next of the kin expeditiously and also assess the loss to the public property due to heavy rains and floods elsewhere in the Jammu division so that the necessary compensation was provided to the affected. ...

SMVD College of Nursing organises seminar as part of observance of World Hepatitis Day
Kakryal, July 28 (Scoop News)- Shri Mata Vaishno Devi College of Nursing, Kakryal today organised a seminar in connection with the observance of World Hepatitis Day. The Day is observed as part of an annual global event to raise awareness about viral Hepatitis. This year’s theme of World Hepatitis Day is ‘NOhep, a global elimination movement’. Addressing the seminar, Dr. (Brig.) Man Mohan Harjai, Administrator of the Nursing College, informed that July 28 is observed as World Hepatitis Day with different themes every year. He spoke about this deadly disease and its preventive measures. Dr. Shailla Cannie, Principal, SMVDCoN emphasized the need for improved sanitation, food sa...

Every step will be taken to provide infrastructure, quality education to students: Sat Sharma
Jammu, July 28 (Scoop News)- To inspect the infrastructure of Government boys Higher Secondary School and Government Middle school, Bakshi Nagar, State President BJP & MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA) visited the institutions along with his team and thoroughly reviewed the state of class rooms inside the school premises. Rajni Kotwal, Principal GHSS, Bakshi Nagar along with her staff welcomed the MLA during his visit. After the inspection, a function was also arranged on this occasion in which uniforms were distributed among the needy students. Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma (CA) assured the staff and the students that necessary steps will be taken and whatever is the need of the in...

BJP convenes meeting of state Spokespersons
Jammu, July 28 (Scoop News)-To review the media management of the party and discuss the current issues related to State Politics, in particular, the BJP convened meeting of its State Spokespersons at Trikuta Nagar office. It was chaired by BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul and attended by State Chief Spokesperson Sunil Sethi, State Spokespersons Prof. Virender Gupta, Balbir Ram Rattan, Brig. Anil Gupta, Arun Gupta and SS. Bijral. In the meeting, issues discussed included the present political scenario in the state, turmoil in valley and the role of BJP. It was pointed out that BJP is extending full cooperation to the state government is restoring peace and normalcy. The need ...

Extremists still moving freely in Pakistan: Prof. Virender
Jammu, July 28 (Scoop News)-BJP State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta said that Kashmiri leaders including Omar Abdullah and M.Y. Tarigami who always demand talks with Pakistan, inspite of Pakistan being involved in inflicting thousands cuts and waging a proxy war against India by promoting and supporting terrorist activities in the valley, to resolve the Kashmir issue should acquaint themselves about the views expressed by Former Pakistan Ambassador to United States, Hussain Haqqani in Bengalaru who had come for an interactive session in respect of his book India Vs Pakistan, why can’t we be friends. As per Haqqani statement he has stated that unless terrorism is taken off the table co...

BJP & MFJ condole demise of Rekha Gupta
Jammu, July 28 (Scoop News)-The State unit of Jammu & Kashmir BJP has condoled the sad demise of Rekha Gupta, wife of Prof. Chaman Lal Gupta, former Union MoS & Party senior leader. The party has termed the demise as a loss not only to the family but also to the party which had witnessed support from her to his husband for decades together. BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, while expressing party’s condolences to the bereaved family, said that although only Prof. Chaman Lal Gupta had been active in politics and served the BJP for more than fifty long years, his wife Rekha Gupta too deserve the appreciation as she not only took care of the family but was always seen as extending sup...

 
 Kashmir News
Div Com reviews arrangements for Hajj-2016
Srinagar, July 28 (Scoop News)-Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon chaired a high-level meeting of officers to review the arrangements for Hajj 2016 being made by the State Hajj Committee here today. The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Director Tourism, Director Health Services, Chief Engineers PHE and R&B, Commissioner SMC, General Manager JKSRTC, Director, Airport Authority of India, Srinagar, Commandant CRPF, SSP Traffic, Srinagar, SSP Traffic Rural Kashmir, Executive Officer, State Hajj Committee, Chief Medical Officer, Srinagar, General Manager SRTC, Srinagar, representatives of JK Bank and State Bank of India and other officers. ...

Transport facilities for candidates appearing in various exams on July 31
Srinagar, July 28 (Scoop News)- According to the District Magistrate Srinagar, the candidates appearing in the examinations of Stenographer (Grade C&D) examination to be conducted by Staff Selection Commission at Girls Higher Secondary School Nawakadal Srinagar and CET by Board of Professional Entrance Examination Srinagar at various institutions in District Srinagar on July 31, 2016are hereby informed that the Transport facility shall be available at Tourist Reception Centre (TRC) Srinagar from 7.30 AM to 8.30 AM for their convenience. The students/candidates appearing in these examinations are informed that in case of Curfew/restrictions on the said date, their Admit Cards wi...

APHC appeals people to join 'Jamia Masjid Chalo' on Friday
cautions them to be beware of agents who are trying to create discord
Srinagar, July 28, (Scoop News)-All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) spokesman Thursday appealed to the people to make Friday, (July 29) ‘Jamia Masjid Chalo’ programme already given by separatist leaders, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik a success by coming in large number towards Jama Masjid while maintaining discipline and unity. In a statement issued to the media, the APHC spokesman reiterated that a complete shutdown would be observed across entire Kashmir while the resistance leaders and the freedom-loving people would pay tributes to more than 50 persons who were allegedly slain at the hands of security forces during ongoing turmoil and pray for ...

Mirwaiz condemns govt action of disrupting their programme of 'Kulgam Chalo'
APHC appreciates media's role in highlighting their cause
Srinagar, July 27, (Scoop News)-Continuing with their alleged coercive policies, the government Wednesday imposed restrictions to prevent the ‘Kulgam Chalo’ programme given by the separatist leadership as per which people of Kashmir and the leaders had to gather in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district and pay tributes to the youth of Kulgam who were killed recently and also sympathize with the bereaved families. All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, was, however, sent back by a police contingent posted outside his home when he tried to come out of his lakeside residence. On the occasion, speaking to media persons, the Mirwaiz condemned the governme...

Counseling begins for PMSSS
2000 seats available in engineering colleges
Srinagar, July 26(Scoop News)-The counseling of students for admission in various colleges outside the State under the Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) began at designated centres in Srinagar and Jammu today. In Kashmir, the counseling is being held at Amar Singh College, Srinagar while in Jammu, the counseling is being held at Government College for Women, Gandhi Nagar. As per the merit, Ms Palak Gupta was the first student who got admission under PMSSS in the prestigious Lady Shriram College, New Delhi. Mohammad Suhaib of district Pulwama got admission in BA (Honors) at the famous St Stephens College, New Delhi. Anmol Sharma of Jammu secured admission in Hindu Co...

Separatist leaders appeal govt employees and resourceful persons to donate their salaries
and income to local Masjid committees
Srinagar, July 26, (Scoop News)-Separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani , Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik ,Tuesday have fervently appealed to the people especially the government employees, officials serving in Public and Private sector besides resourceful person of the society to donate from their salaries and income to the local Masjid committees/Bait ul maal in their locality. The Masjid committees /Bait ul Maal are requested to identify the poor and daily wage earners in the locality whose earnings have greatly been affected by the current wave of oppression, and disburse the donations accordingly. The leadership said that in these trying times it is our duty to ...

Mirwaiz thanks all those associated in providing assistance to victims in current agitation
appeals people to come forward to help needy
Srinagar, July 26, (Scoop News)-Patron Darul Khair, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, thanked the doctors,paramedical staff, ambulance drivers and all those associated in providing assistance to victims in the current agitation. Mirwaiz said that the role of all these people is highly appreciable and the people of Kashmir are obliged to them for their dedication and tireless service. Mirwaiz appealed the workers and cadre of Jammu Kashmir Awami Action Committee (AAC) to lend as much help as possible to the affected people and their families. Darul Khair Mirwaiz Manzil and AAC activists have been working tirelessly in various hospitals especially in SKIMS and SMHS and in affected are...

Lack of ICU beds killing patients: DAK
Srinagar, July 26(Scoop News)-Amid growing trauma due to civil unrest, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today said that shortage of intensive care unit (ICU) beds in Kashmir hospitals is killing critically injured patients. President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said that avoidable deaths are occurring due to lack of ICU beds for emergency and trauma patients. How fast intensive care is given to trauma patients determines whether they survive or not. We see patients dying and there is nothing we can do about it. Lack of ICU beds is turning into nightmare with critically ill patients forced to shift to trolley beds or general wards. Patients’ succumbing to easily preventable...

 
 Other Stories
NC condemns CRPF DG's remarks on continuing use of pellet guns
Srinagar, July 28(Scoop News)-National Conference on Thursday lashed out at the Chief Minister for her continued theatrical tendency to lie, deflect responsibility and spread canards as the Head of a Government that remains invisible, ineffective and unmoved by dozens of killings and mass grief in the Valley. NC Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani said it was ironic and ridiculous that the Chief Minister was terming Burhan Wani’s killing a “coincidence” while simultaneously having released lakhs of rupees as reward money from the CM’s secret fund for those who took part in the encounter. “If Mehbooba Mufti is deluded into thinking that she can try to make a case that she wasn’t ...

Hanjura calls for preparation of vision document for agriculture sector
Srinagar, July 28 (Scoop News)-Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura today called for preparation of vision document for the State to promote Agriculture production. He exhorted that the vision document should not be restricted to papers only but should serve as viable for future strategies to double the farmers income. The Minister was addressing a meeting convened to discuss the preparation of the vision document for the agriculture sector. Principal Secretary Agriculture, Mr Sundeep Kumar Nayak, representative from SKUAST Kashmir, Director Agriculture Kashmir, Director Sericulture, Director Command Area Development (CAD) Kashmir, Managing Director J&K Agro Industries De...

Measures initiated for restoration of peace: Prof Amitabh Mattoo
Appeals people to augment Govt’s peace initiatives
New Delhi, July 28 (Scoop News)-The Advisor to the Chief Minister, Prof. Amitabh Mattoo today said the State Government has initiated several measures for restoration of peace and also certain confidence building measures like interaction with the civil society and major stakeholders of the valley have also been undertaken. The advisor was interacting with several deputations of intellectuals, academics and people from media fraternity here today who had called on him to discuss the prevailing situation in the valley. Prof. Mattoo maintained that the situation has shown marked improvement since last few days and the administration has also been geared up to ensure that the people get the...

DC Anantnag reviews arrangements for annual Urs of Hazrat Hyder Baba Reshi (RA)
Anantnag,, July 28 (Scoop News)- Deputy Commissioner Anantnag, Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah reviewed arrangements for the upcoming annual Urs of Hazrat Hyder Baba Reshi .R.A (Reshi Moul Saeb) at a meeting of officers held here today. The 5-day Urs would be observed from 2nd August to 6th August 2016 which would be marked by night-long Shabkhwani. The Deputy Commissioner enjoined upon the officers of various departments to chalk out a common strategy by putting in place all the necessary arrangements for the devotees coming from various areas during the Urs. He issued specific instructions to the Chief Medical Officer, Anantnag to deploy emergency ambulance services with adequate medicare fac...

Govt approves construction of International Trade Centre at Pampore
Srinagar, July 28 (Scoop News)- In its endeavor to rejuvenate and boost the Handicraft & Horticulture sector in the State, the Government has approved construction of International Trade Centre (ITC) at Sempora Pampore at an estimated cost of Rs 47.92 crore. This prestigious project shall come up on an area of 371 kanals of land which will have all the latest facilities under one roof. The idea of establishing ITC is to expose the local traders and trades like handicraft items, agriculture and horticulture products to international markets which could promise bigger income to the entrepreneurs, Commissioner Secretary Industries & Commerce, Shailendra Kumar said while chairing a meeting o...

Mehbooba, Nirmal, Bali condole demise of Prof Gupta’s wife
Srinagar, July 28 (Scoop News)-Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti has expressed grief and sorrow over the demise of Smt Rekha Gupta wife of former Union Minister and senior BJP leader Prof Chaman Lal Gupta. Smt Gupta passed away today. Expressing sympathies and solidarity with the bereaved family, Ms Mehbooba prayed for peace to the departed soul. Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh expressed grief and sorrow over the death of Smt. Rekha Gupta W/o Ex-Union Minister and senior BJP leader Prof. Chaman Lal Gupta, who died today. Expressing sympathies and showing solidarity with the bereaved family, Dr. Singh also prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul. Meanwhile, Minister for...

Security agencies have learned no lessons in Burhan’s death: Er Rasheed
Srinagar, July 28(Scoop News)- AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Er Rasheed has said that security agencies seem to have learned no lessons from whatsoever has been happening in the streets of Kashmir since last 20 days. He said this during his visit to Monabal area in Nowgam sector, where four militants were killed and police and army claimed to have apprehended a militant namely Bahadur Ali alive. Er Rasheed visited the families of injured persons who were injured after protests broke out yesterday in the area against the killings of militants. Speaking on the occasion Er Rasheed said that while Burhan Wani’s death should have made the security agencies and the India...

Drabu visits pellet victims at AIIMS
Assures all possible support from Govt
New Delhi,July 27, (Scoop News)- On the directions of the Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti, Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu today visited Safdarjung Eye Centre at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here to enquire about the welfare of five Kashmiri youth including a girl, who are undergoing treatment for pellet injuries. Those undergoing treatment at AIIMS include Insha of Sedhou, Shopian, Asif Ahmad Sheikh of Sopore, Junaid Ahmad of Qazigund and Firdous Ahmad Dar of Sopore. The Minister was told that all the medical expenses and food was being provided free of cost to the patients and their attendants in AIIMS. Assuring all possible support from the State Governmen...

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A New Generation of Struggle
Kashmir police needs more empowerment
Turnaround Mirage in India relations with Pakistan and China
Sufi singer’s killing and Wahhabi project in Pakistan
Pakistan Army now turns to subjugate farmers
Pakistan must learn to live with reality
 
 
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