Thursday, September 21, 2017
 
 Top Stories of The Day
Secy Union HRD Ministry calls on Chief Minister Mehbooba seeks more technological
delivery interventions to further improve school education in JK
Srinagar, September 20, (Scoop News)-Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Mr. Anil Swarup called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today. Mr. Swarup, who is on a visit to the State, briefed the Chief Minister about the initiatives of his Ministry regarding strengthening Education sector in the State. The Chief Minister impressed upon the Union Secretary for adopting a systemic approach to further strengthen the Educational system in the State. She sought more technological, monitoring, delivery and inventional interventions from the Centre to further improve the quality of school education in the State. This integrated approach, she said, would also help students hone their personality traits or career skills in a better way to become responsible citizens of tomorrow. Mehbooba Mufti also sought more student exchanges for the students of the State so that they r...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
Governor ,Chief Minister Dy CM, greet people on Navratras
Srinagar, September 20, (Scoop News)-Governor N. N. Vohra has greeted the people on the commencement of the auspicious period of Navratras and prayed for communal harmony, brotherhood, peace, progress and prosperity in the State. In a message of greetings, the Governor said that in Jammu and Kashmir the Navratras have an added significance as, during this period, the Shri Mata Vaishno Deviji Shrine attracts a very large number of pilgrims from all parts of the country. On this joyous occasion, the Governor prayed for the well-being of the people of the State. Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has felicitated people of the State on the start of Navratras. In her felicita...

Govt orders transfers, postings in middle rung administration
Srinagar, September 19, (Scoop News)-The Government today ordered transfer and posting of four KAS officers. According to an order issued by the General Administration Department, Nagendra Singh Jamwal, KAS, Deputy Excise Commissioner (Distilleries), Jammu, has been transferred and posted as Additional Secretary to the Government, Industries and Commerce Department. Ashish Kumar Gupta, KAS, Deputy Commissioner, Commercial Taxes (Appeals), Jammu, has been transferred and posted as Deputy Excise Commissioner (Distilleries), Jammu, vice Mr. Nagendra Singh Jamwal. Khalid Majeed, KAS, Deputy Commissioner, Commercial Taxes (Vigilance and Inspections), Jammu, shall hold the cha...

From Karnah, Mehbooba appeals for peace, seeks end to Indo-Pak hostility
‘Unfortunate when people should be demanding schools, playfields, they are forced to seek protection from firepower'
Tanghdar (Karnah), September 19, (Scoop News)-Appealing for peace between India and Pakistan, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today sought end to hostilities between the two countries on the borders saying it is the people of the State who suffer the brunt of these skirmishes. Addressing a well attended public meeting here after laying the foundation of some developmental projects in the area, the Chief Minister appealed the leadership of both the countries to work for maintaining peace on the borders. She said the people of Jammu & Kashmir have been the worst victims of this hostility whic...

Mehbooba kick-starts Rs 68 cr worth development works at Tanghdar
Lays foundation of Gabra, Dhani-Taad roads; Model villages at Taad, Hajitara, Gabra
Tanghdar (Karnah), September 19, (Scoop News)-Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who was on a day’s visit to this border area, laid the foundation of several developmental projects valuing around Rs. 68 crore here today. The Chief Minister laid the foundation of 15 kilometre long Tanghdar to Gabra road via Hajitara which would be constructed in two years. The road project would cost Rs. 15 crore and work on it has already been started, she was informed on the occasion. Mehbooba Mufti also laid the foundation of Dhani-Taad road. The 9.5 kilometre road would be constructed at a cost of Rs. 13....

 
 Ladakh News
Dorjay reviews stocking of essential commodities for Ladakh
Directs to ensure winter stocking within time frame
Srinagar, September 20, (Scoop News)-Minister for Co-operative and Ladakh Affairs Chering Dorjay, Wednesday, directed the concerned authorities to ensure transportation and supply of essential commodities, key construction material and petroleum products to border districts of Leh and Kargil in stipulated time frame in view of forthcoming winter season. The Minister gave these instructions while chairing a high level meeting of the administration to review the transportation, stock supply of essential commodities, construction material and petroleum products required in the twin districts during winter season. He also took stock of the supply position and achievements made by t...

South African team wins 450km India Expedition Adventure Race
Adventure race received overwhelming response from athletes globally: Dir Tourism
Leh, September 20, (Scoop News)-South African team Nevarest Jabberwock has won the 450km India Expedition Adventure Race by running over the finishing line at Leh Market on Wednesday. The SA team completed 350 km of final adventure race including 75 kilomters of rafting, 43 kilometers of mountain biking, 53 kilometers of trekking and uphill running, 120 kilomters of mountain cycling, and 59 kilometers of camel safari in Nubra Valley in just 55 hours competing during day and night. The team which comprised of 3 men and a woman was received by Director Tourism Kashmir Mahmood A Shah and the o...

J&K Tourism Dept. organises Ladakh festival 2017 at historic polo ground
Leh, September 20, (Scoop News)-Ladakh festival 2017 begins today at Leh with an inauguration ceremony which took place at historic polo ground Leh. Chief Guest of the inaugural function Lft. Gen. S.K Upadaya inaugurated the annual festival. Earlier, a spectacular procession was carried out by various cultural troupes, polo team, double humped camel and school students lead by Executive Councilors Dorjey Motup, Tsering Wangdus, Tsering Sandup and Mumtaz Hussain from Karzoo and the procession made their way through Leh in ceremonial costumes, singing and dancing to traditional orchestra tune...

All three regions united in defending Article 35- A – NC in Leh
Nasir inaugurated Party’s Block Office at Chishot, Leh
Leh,September 19, (Scoop News)- National Conference on Wednesday reiterated its stand of safeguarding Article 35 A and upholding the integrity and unity of the State and said the party would fight tooth and nail against disruptive and divisive forces. While addressing a one day Workers’ Convention at Chishot Leh, NC Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani said, “People of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh stands united against the forces of division and NC will continue to protect the State’s Special Status at all costs. For us Art 35-A is an article of faith and therefore non-negotiable.” “The powers that be are engineering a distortion that Article 35-A is only for one region of the State...

J&K Khadi & Village Industries organizes 10-days state level Khadi exhibition
Leh,September 19, (Scoop News)-The 10-days state level Khadi exhibition organized by J&K Khadi & Village Industries Board in collaboration with Khadi & Village Industries Commission concluded at Leh with a valedictory function today. Organized for the first time in Leh, the state level exhibition recorded about Rs. 50 lacs sale in the weeklong exhibition. Besides, different local Ladakhi units, large number of Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) supported unites coming from Kashmir, Jammu and Kargil also participated in the exhibition. Vice Chairmen Jammu & Kashmir ...

Kohli concludes extensive week-long tour to Leh, Kargil
Stresses for proper implementation of Govt schemes, achieving targets in time-bound manner
Leh,September 18, (Scoop News)-Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Ghani Kohli today concluded a weeklong tour to various areas of Leh and Kargil district. These areas included Kargil, Diskit, Shey, Turtuk, Drass, Khalsi, Nobra and Hunder villages. During the extensive tour, the Minister took stock of various developmental works under execution in Animal, Sheep and Fisheries sectors in the twin district of Leh and Kargil. The Minister asked the concerned officers to work with utmost dedication and speed up the pace of work on all ongoing developmental works under exe...

Kohli inaugurates Rs 40 lakh Trout Rearing Farm at Nobra
Leh, September 17, (Scoop News)-Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Ghani Kohli today inaugurated Trout Rearing Fish Farm at village Hunder in Nobra Constituency. An amount of Rs 33.15 Lakh have been incurred on the project out of an estimated cost of 40 Lakh sanctioned under Centrally Sponsored Scheme so far. On the occasion, the Minister directed the Executive Engineer, Public Works Department to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for extension of Fish Farm and submit the same to the concerned quarter for arrangement of funds. At Fish Farm Shey the Minister also...

Haji Anayat reviews preparedness for ‘Salam Kargil’ event
Kargil,September 17, (Scoop News)- Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council Haji Inayat Ali took review meeting of the event ‘Salam Kargil’ at tourist facilitation Centre Kargil (TFC). During the meeting Chief Executive Councilor LAHDC Kargil, Kachoo Ahmed Ali Khan and executive councilor for tourism Tenzin Sonam were also present. The meeting was attended by the several district officers and President of All Kargil Travel Trade Association. However, the event Salam Kargil was proposed to be held 19-20th September but due to commencement of holy month of Muharram the event is now ...

 
 Debate
Home Minister’s panacea of 5 Cs
By K.N Pandita Home Minister Rajnath Singh has just concluded his 4-day visit to J&K. He spent maximum of his time in Srinagar, and the customary eye wash of visit to Jammu by way of a balancing act. I looked up in dictionary to find out if 5-Cs carries some deeper or mysterious meaning. I found none. What does HM want to convey and to whom, is my question. One usually observed ritual about Kashmir issue is to “talk in hyperbole”. Responsible Central and State Ministers all take recourse to hyperbole when they are under pressure to articulate on the genesis of Kashmir question. It is never a straightforward and honest articulation and the reason is that they have no c...

ARC alone can end Jammu discrimination
Straight Talk
By K B Jandial Jammu rightly woke up last week to speak out its anger-filled heart to two important panels, one headed by the former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh and another by Union Home Minister Rajnath which visited the State. The ‘Policy and Planning Group’ of Congress set up in April this year, sought to update its approach towards J&K situation before formulating its policy on the State while Rajnath’s delegation was a follow-up to Modi’s I-Day call for embracing (galey lagana) Kashmiris to restore peace & confidence and also to review overall situation including execution of PM’s Rs one lakh crore development package. While the Home Minister group came to Jammu after spending t...

B R I C S Declaration – Challenge to Pakistan and added responsibility for India
By B L Saraf It is indeed a measure of success for India that China has , finally, agreed to include specific references to Pakistan based anti – India terror groups Lashkar e – Taiba and Jeish -e - Mohammad in the BRICS Declaration , issued at the conclusion of BRICS nations conference recently held in Xiamen China . The conference has condemned terrorism in all forms . What makes this declaration significant is that it comes despite China cautioning India , in run up to the conference , not to raise terrorism issue of Pakistan based terrorist out fits in Xiamen . It also comes after last year’s Goa conference where move to condemn these terrorist orga...

PM reshuffles his ministerial team
By K.N. Pandita For the first time ever since Narendra Modi formed NDA government in 2014, a major reshuffle has been made in the ministerial team. Common belief is that ministerial reshuffle is not a major event that takes place during the tenure of a party in power. From that angle the recent is not fraught with any unusual significance. Reshuffling of the Council of Ministers is the prerogative of a Prime Minister, who, in the parlance of political science is the first among the equals. The essential philosophy behind reshuffle is neither disapproval nor censure of any ministerial colleague though deducing such negative inferences is something like a fantasia that has s...

J&K: Way ahead
By B L Saraf By way of mid-term appraisal of his governance, PM Narendra Modi has just reshuffled the Cabinet. Merit of the exercise apart, Cabinet changes are a routine affair, used as a device for ensuring administrative efficiency and effective political management required for better election results. We are given to understand that changes in the Cabinet were, partly, based on performance and, in part, aimed at 2019 Lok Sabha elections : that indolence has been punished and efficiency appreciated. It is good to see accountability catching up with the persons perched at the top. As it is with a commercial enterprise so with the Government, it is better to have a period...

Good and Bad Reforms
By Amit Kushari The last three years have been quite eventful in India. We had Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister, who had a very keen desire to reform the Indian society in every possible way. Since he had a brute majority in Parliament, he could venture to attempt many things which even great Prime Ministers like Atal Bihari Bajpayee and Narasimha Rao didn’t dare to undertake because they simply did not have enough numbers and had to depend on other parties. Rajiv Gandhi did have the numbers but he did not attempt to bring in uniform civil code or abolish Article 370 and 35A of the constitution. He was not willing to lose Muslim votes; he did not want to lose the support o...

Feelers for surrender by freshers
By K.N. Pandita Like all regressive activities, militancy, too, has to come to its logical conclusion which is its total effacement. This thinking developed soon among Kashmirian civil society after the separatists refused to interact with the All Party Parliamentary delegation that visited the valley last August. However, during the delegation’s two hour halt at Jammu, and its interaction with the representatives of local civil society, it became clear to them that astute statesmanship demanded that the separatist leadership in Kashmir is isolated and alienated on its home turf. Herein lay the roots of changed strategy of the security forces in handling varying facet...

Threats, street violence won’t save Article 35A
By K B Jandial Apex Court’s decision to hear after Diwali four clubbed petitions challenging Article 35A and Section 6 of J&K Constitution relating to special rights to Permanent Residents to the exclusion other Indians, couldn’t have come on better day for Mehbooba Govt. It has largely put down the flayed political tempers in Kashmir as is evident from suspension of announced separatists’ protest calendar. Seriousness of the issue for Kashmir separatists can be seen from their joint statement issued to announce protest calendar coinciding with earlier dates of SC hearing. SAS Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar and Yasin Malik described the fight for Article 35A as a “matter of life and ...

 Jammu News
Div Com for promoting border tourism activities
Jammu, September 20, (Scoop News)-Divisional Commissioner, Dr Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, today chaired a meeting to review the status of projects being executed under Swadesh Darshan at Octroi Post to promote Suchetgarh Border Tourism. Deputy Commissioner, Rajeev Kumar Ranjan, Director Tourism Smita Sethi, Director Rural Development Department R.K Bhat, SSP Traffic Nisha Nathyal, SSP Security Ashok Sharma, SDM RS Pura Naresh Kumar, Executive Engineer, PWD (R&B) Rajan Mengi, officers of concerned departments and representatives of executing agency were present in the meeting. The Divisional Commissioner was informed in the meeting that various works have been undertaken in Suchetgarh includi...

Western army commander visits Yol military station
Jammu, September 20, (Scoop News)-Lt Gen Surinder Singh, Western Army Commander visited Yol Military Cantonment on 19 & 20 Sep 2017. The General officer was accompanied by Sukhwant Kaur, Regional President AWWA. The General Officer was briefed by Lt Gen S K Saini, General Officer Commanding, Rising Star Corps on the prevailing situation in the Jammu - Pathankot region and various security measures being adopted. The Western Army Commander reviewed the preparedness of the Rising Star Corps in countering both conventional and sub-conventional threats in the region and stres...

Div Com discusses issues of Jammu migrants
Jammu, September 20, (Scoop News)-Divisional Commissioner, Dr Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, today chaired a meeting to discuss the issues related to Jammu migrants for their comfortable stay in the migrant camps at different locations. The Divisional Commissioner enquired about the status of ration supply, repair and renovation of dilapidated NHPC quarters at Talwara, release of relief benefits among the beneficiaries and reconstitution of Screening Committee for registration benefits to Jammu migrants. Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner, (Migrants) M.L Raina, officers of Relief Organization ...

Omar’s statement illogical with communal tones: Prof. Virender
Jammu, September 20, (Scoop News)- BJP State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta said that Omar Abdullah, though is a member of major political party of the state and remained Ex-Chief Minister matches the separatists in his statements and gives the impression of being a fundamentalist and communal in his approach. Omar’s recent statement “will Dalai Lama be asked to leave, Tamil refugee sent back” and comparing the case of Rohingyas with Tibetans speaks that he has turned a mock, commented Prof. Virender. The Spokesperson reminded Omar of his past statements and actions. During Amarnath land row, he and his party opposed the temporary shelters for the religious pilgrims to be made during ...

Congress organises one day workshop of Social Media co-ordinators of Jammu province
Jammu, September 20, (Scoop News)-A one day workshop of Social Media Department of JKPCC was held here on Wednesday at party office. National Coordinator AICC Social Media Department, Vipan Yadav, was the resource person, Sham Lal Sharma- senior vice president PCC was the chief guest, chief spokesperson, Ravinder Sharma, was the guest of honour while Shah Nawaz Choudhary -general secretary PCC and coordinator Social Media J&K State presided over the function. Speaking on the occasion, Sham Lal Sharma highlighted the importance of Social Media in the present time when everything is so fast to understand and communicate to people at all levels. He appreciated ...

Congress urges authorities to declare holiday on late Maharaja's birthday
Jammu, September 20, (Scoop News)-Several senior leaders of JKPCC has demanded holiday on the birthday of late Maharaja Hari Singh. In a joint statement PCC general secretaries S. Manjit Singh, Th. Manmohan Singh, Vikram Mlahotra, Smt. Namrata Sharma and co-treasurer Rajnish Sharma have said that Maharaja Hari Singh was a great social reformer Maharaja opened all public schools, colleges and wells to ‘ untouchables’ in 1931. He was a champion of women’ s emancipation and stopped the rampant practice of child marriage and actively promoted widow remarriage. He was also successful in rooting out the practice of Sati. His endeavors to promote literacy in the State ...

Holy Navratras Commence, SMVDSB makes elaborate arrangements for pilgrims
Katra, September 20, (Scoop News)-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board has made elaborate arrangements for the large number of pilgrims who are likely to visit the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji during Navratras, which are commencing from tomorrow. These arrangements include ensuring proper water and power supply along the track leading to the Shrine, sanitation and availability of special “fasting” related food at the Bhojanalayas of the Shrine Board. In this context, Mr. Jitendra Kumar Singh, Chief Executive Officer of the Shrine Board, reviewed the to-date status of these arrangements with Dr. M. K. Kumar and Mr. Anshul Garg, Additional CEOs; Deputy CEO...

No takers of hollow slogans of PDP, BJP: Youth Cong
Rajouri, September 20, (Scoop News)-Terming Mehbooba Mufti led PDP-BJP coalition government as a non performing liability, Youth Congress today said that this regime has nothing to highlight as its achievements. Party observed that except promises nothing has been done on the ground since 2014. Addressing one day convention of Youth Congress at Rajouri, Pradesh Youth Congress (PYC) president, Pranav Shagotra pointed towards complete failure of the present dispensation to provide basic amenities to the people. He regretted that people of the State are confronting to get basic amenities like drinking water, ration, health facilities and power but the ministers of the government are seam...

 
 Kashmir News
Mehbooba felicitates GK's Zehru Nissa for bagging ICFJ award
Zulfkar also felicitates Zehru Nissa for ICFJ award
Srinagar, September 20, (Scoop News)-Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has felicitated Greater Kashmir correspondent Zehru Nissa for bagging the prestigious International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) Global Health Reporting Award 2017. Nissa was conferred with ICFJ award at a function at the New York Times headquarters in New York city, USA on September 18. She has has got this award for a series of reports on maternal healthcare in J&K. She is among six winners selected by a distinguished panel of judges of ICFJ from more than 130 submissions from across the world. In her felicitation message, Mehbooba said she was happy to see J&K’s young boys and girls emerging with flying colours in va...

“Swachta Hi Sewa” Campaign started at Security Kashmir CKR
Srinagar, September 20, (Scoop News)- The cleanliness drive under ‘Swachta Hi Sewa’ campaign started at Security Lines Central Pool Kashmir, today. All the officers and officials of Security Kashmir and SMC Srinagar took part in this drive. As a part of this campaign, Security Kashmir came up with the action plan for overall cleanliness drive in and around the Security Lines Campus. The drive included segregation of waste, utilization of dust bins, discarding of old junks, cleaning of park lots, structures, staircases within the campus. Meanwhile, Bandipora police under the supervision of DySP DAR Bandipora, carried the cleanliness drive under “Swachta Hi Sewa” campaign...

Youth missing in Srinagar
Srinagar, September 20, (Scoop News)- One person namely Gulzar Ahmad Sheikh son of Ghulam Ahmad Sheikh resident of S.D Colony Batamaloo reported in Police Station Batamaloo and stated that his brother Wasim Ahmad Sheikh, age about 28 years, is missing from his home since 12the of September 2017. He is wearing black Pheran and white Kamiz Shalwar. Anybody having any information regarding the missing person may please contact Police Station Batamaloo on 9596770860, 9596770526 or Police Control Room Kashmir on 100. ...

Missing girl recovered by Anantnag Police
Srinagar, September 20, (Scoop News)- One lady namely Mst Khatoon wife of Abdul Rehman Sheikh resident of Hangalgund Kokernag reported in Police Station Kokernag on 18 /09/2017 that her daughter is missing from last fifteen days . In this regard, a missing report was lodged in Police Station Kokernag and a team was constituted under the supervision of SSP Anantnag to trace out the missing girl. After strenuous efforts, the girl was recovered from Nussu Badragund area of Police Station Qazigund. After completion of all the legal formalities, the girl was handed over to her parents. ...

NC to hold State Convention
Party delegates to attend from Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh
Srinagar,September 19, (Scoop News)-National Conference on Wednesday held a high-level meeting of senior functionaries from both Provinces of the State and reviewed the program for holding a State Level Convention in Srinagar to discuss various challenges being faced by the State. The meeting was chaired by NC General Secretary Haji Ali Muhammad Sagar and attended by Additional General Secretary Dr. Sheikh Mustafa Kamal, Provincial President Jammu Devender Singh Rana, State Vice President Chaudhary Muhammad Ramzan, State Vice President Thakur Kashmira Singh, Former Minister Abdul Gani Malik, Provincial Secretary Kashmir Advocate Showkat Ahmed Mir and Provincial Joint Secretary Ghulam Na...

Chief Secretary chairs meeting of the Committee of Secretaries
Stresses on expediting execution of projects under PMDP, capacity building of officers
Srinagar, September 19, (Scoop News)-Chief Secretary, B B Vyas Tuesday called on the Administrative Secretaries to ensure that funds placed at disposal of their departments are spent on time to take advantage of the early releases. Chairing the meeting of the Committee of Secretaries (CoS) here, Chief Secretary observed that purpose of passing the Annual Budget, 2017-18 in January, 2017, was to avail the ‘early bird’ benefit and to provide impetus to the developmental initiatives. He asked the Administrative Secretaries to provide impetus to spending and ensure submission of utilization certificates (UCs) against the work done. Chief Secretary reviewed the status of various works as par...

Oath ceremony for newly enrolled advocates held in Srinagar
Srinagar, September 19, (Scoop News)-Jammu and Kashmir State Judicial Academy today organized oath ceremony for newly enrolled 105 Advocates of Kashmir province at State Judicial Academy (SJA) here. Proceedings were conducted by Abdul Rashid Malik, Director, JKSJA. He welcomed Justice, Alok Aradhe, Chairman, J&K State Judicial Academy, Justice M.K. Hanjura, Member, J&K State Judicial Academy and newly enrolled advocates and deliberated on the need for oath ceremony. “This event will surely guide the young lawyers towards high constitutional values and service to the society,” he said. Justice Alok Aradhe, Chairman, J&K State Judicial Academy, administered oath to the newly enrolled adv...

Yoga imperative for human development: Dy CM
Srinagar, September 19, (Scoop News)-The Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today said that regular practice of Yoga is very essential for the proper development of human persona and benefits of this traditional form of exercise and meditation is known since times immemorial. The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at the concluding day of 2nd International Yoga Festival cum International Yoga Sports Championship 2017, organized by the Yoga Society of Kashmir at the Sher-e-Kashmir International Conference Centre. About 300 participants from various parts of India, Vietnam, Taiwan, Canada, Bulgaria, U.S.A. and Nepal participated in this Festival Dr Singh said that the practice of Yoga...

 
 Other Stories
British Deputy High Commissioner calls on Governor
Srinagar, September 20, (Scoop News)- Dr. Alexander Evans, Deputy High Commissioner, British High Commission in India, accompanied by Mr. Alex Pykett, First Secretary, British High Commission, New Delhi called on Governor N. N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today. Dr. Evans discussed with the Governor various matters relating to promotion of Indo-UK relations. ...

APHC briefs UNHRC about prevailing situation in Kashmir
alleges harassment of separatist leaders by NIA
Geneva(Switzerland), September 20, (Scoop News)-All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) convener of Azad Kashmir Chapter Syed Faiz Naqshbandi while addressing the 36th session of Human Rights Council (HRC) apprised the international community about grim situation of human rights in Kashmir. During his speech Naqashbandi said that APHC leaders, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Syed Ali Geelani, Muhammad Yasin Malik and others were in continued detention. A number of separatist leaders including the close aides of the above leaders are being allegedly victimized, harassed and involved in fabricated cases by NIA. While urging the Council to play a role in ending the human rights violatio...

NC expresses solidarity with Aganwari Workers
Duty of Govt to resolve stalemate with empathy
Srinagar,September 19, (Scoop News)-National Conference on Tuesday expressed solidarity with the protesting Aanganwadi workers. In a statement issued from NC Head Office, ‘Nawa-e-Subha’, NC Additional Spokesperson Sarah Hayat Shah lashed out at the State Government for failing to break the deadlock by engaging with the protesting Aganwari Workers in an amicable and productive manner. "The Anganwadi workers have immensely contributed in making the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) viable in the State but they have been pushed to the wall due to the insensitive approach of the current State Government towards them. They form the backbone of the Integrated Child Development Sc...

CEOs of both Shrine Boards carry out sanitation drives as part of ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ campaign
Hundreds participated in cleaning Banganga, Sind and Lidder rivers
Srinagar, September 19, (Scoop News)-As part of the ongoing fortnight long cleanliness campaign ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ all over the country, Governor N.N. Vohra, Chairman, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board and Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, had directed the CEOs of both Boards to launch special sanitation drives. In regard to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board this drive covers the entire track from Darshani Deodi to Bhawan and, besides, all the Shrine Board’s establishments located at Jammu, Katra, enroute, in the Bhawan area as well as at the Sanjichhat and Katra helipads. In Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine area the cleanliness drive has been launched under the supervision of identified o...

DSEK inaugurates 5-day workshop on review of textbooks, upgradation of curriculum
Srinagar, September 19, (Scoop News)-Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK), G N Itoo today inaugurated a five-day workshop on review of textbooks and upgradation of curriculum in the Education Department at the State Institute of Education Kashmir. The workshop is aimed at reviewing syllabi and course of studies in schools so as to make it at par with the global demands and requirements of education. The inaugural ceremony was attended by a galaxy of subject experts and Officers of the Department. Director Academics JKBOSE Dr. Farooq Ahmad Peer and Joint Director Trainings (Principal SIE) Mehboob Hussain were present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, DSEK stressed on the ne...

Hanjura, Bukhari inaugurate integrated Mushroom Development Centre at Lal Mandi
Mushroom farming has potential of creating new economic avenues for JK's unemployed youth: Agri Minister
Srinagar, September 19, (Scoop News)- Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura and Minister for Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Tuesday inaugurated "Integrated Mushroom Development Centre (IMDC) at Lal Mandi being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 4 crore. Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Agriculture said that purpose of setting up these Mushroom Development Centres was that Mushroom industry should become an employment generating industry of the state. Hanjura hopped that after setting up of IMDC centre at Lal Mandi, it will become an attractive for poor farmers especially for the unemployed youths as the Mushroom Industry has the potential to increase their ...

Govt committed to address genuine demands of nomads: Kohli
Equitable dev of all regions of JK priority of present dispensation: Jugal Kishore
Srinagar, September 19, (Scoop News)- Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Ghani Kohli Tuesday said that the Government is committed to fulfill all the genuine demands of nomadic populace and measures are afoot for their socio-economic upliftment. This was stated by the Minister while addressing a gathering of Gujjar and Bakerwal community who called him here today. Member Parliament Jugal Kishore was also present on the occasion. The Minister said the Government is abreast with the issues being faced by Gujjar and Bakerwals who arrive in the meadows of Kashmir and parts of Ladakh from Rajouri and Poonch districts with their flocks of cattle and sheep. Respondi...

Basharat Bukhari reviews APMC election preparedness, implementation of Ethephon ban
Srinagar, September 19, (Scoop News)- Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Bukhari today directed officials to work in close coordination with farmers for successful conduct of elections to Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMC), besides organizing awareness camps to promote use of new technologies and better farming practices. The Minster said this while interacting with Deputy Commissioners and Chief Horticulture Officers of all districts via video conferencing to take detailed review on Horticulture Census, election to APMCs, implementation of ban on the sale of Ethepon, besides surprise inspections to check quality of pesticides and fungicides across the state and organizi...

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