Tuesday, May 22, 2018
 
 Top Stories of The Day
Mehbooba visits R S Pura, condoles with border shelling hit families
Says people want to live peacefully, expects positive response to ceasefire by all sides
Jammu, May 21, (Scoop News)-Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today visited R S Pura and condoled with the families whose kin were killed in cross border shelling at Arnia and R S Pura during past few days. Interacting with the people there, the Chief Minister described the killings as highly unfortunate addingthese occurred when the holy month of Ramadhan had just begun and people had heaved sigh of relief due to the Centre’s welcome step of halting security operations in the State. Mehbooba Mufti said the people of the State, who have gone through very tough times in the past, want to live a peaceful life free from violence and killings. She said the Centre’s move of halting security operations has generated a hope among people who expect positive reciprocation to it by all stakeholders to let people of the State come out of the zero-sum game of killings and uncertainty. The Chief M...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
From a famished nation, India ranks sixth wealthiest country in the world
Jammu, May 21, (Scoop News)-From receiving doles under PL 480 and huge international aid as a famished nation till 1960’s, mortgaging of gold reserves in 1990’s, India has emerged sixth wealthiest country in the comity of nations. AfroAsia Bank Global Wealth Migration Review report noted that large countries with higher population are advantageously positioned and the countries like India, Sri Lanka, Mauritius and China are emerging as fastest growing global markets. The report indicates features that will pitch in wealth creation include business process outsourcing, robust outlook for...

Mehbooba reviews pace on key Jammu dev projects, asks for sticking to completion timelines
Work on Rs. 804 cr Jammu-Akhnoor road to start next month, New Legislature complex to be operationalized by Jan next year,
Jammu, May 20, (Scoop News)-Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today asked the executing agencies to strictly comply with the project timelines for which she asked them to redouble their resource mobilisation. The Chief Minister said this while reviewing the pace of work on key developmental projects of Jammu province here today at a high level meeting of officers. The projects encompass infrastructure, power supply, drinking water, sewerage, health and allied sectors. Deputy Chief Minister, Kavinder Gupta was also present in the review meeting. The Chief Minister reviewed the pace of work o...

6th SKUAST-J Convocation held
Agriculture Universities of hill States should collaborate in developing new seeds and plants compatible with the changing climatic patterns: Governor
Jammu, May 19, (Scoop News)-The 6th Convocation of the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKUAST-J) was held at Baba Jitto Auditorium of the University today at which Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi was the Chief Guest. Governor N.N. Vohra, Chancellor of the University, presided over the function and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti spoke on the occasion. Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi delivered the Convocation Address. During the Convocation, Prime Minister presented 6 Gold Medals; Chancellor awarded 55 Ph.D. degrees in Agriculture, Basic Science...

PM attends 6th convocation of SKUAST-J
Mehbooba for bridging gap between lab and field to attain optimum results
Jammu, May 19, (Scoop News)-Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has stressed the need for bridging the gap between lab and the field to attain optimum results in agriculture. Addressing the 6th convocation of Sher i Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology (SKUAST-J), Jammu here today, the Chief Minister said though agricultural farming in Jammu & Kashmir is comparatively at a satisfying level in comparison to other states, there is a need to look into the reasons for the sector not performing upto the expectational levels. She asked the scientists and policy planners to look wh...

 
 Ladakh News
Equitable development of all regions aim of my Govt., commitment of AoA: Mehbooba
PM, CM pay rich tributes to Kaushak Bakula
Leh(Ladakh), May 19, (Scoop News)-Prime Minister, Narendra Modi formally kickstarted commencement of work on the mega Zojila tunnel project here today. Governor, N N Vohra; Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti; Union Minister for Roads & Highways, Nitin Gadkari; Deputy Chief Minister, Kanvinder Gupta; Minister of State in PMO, Dr. Jitendra Singh; Chairman, Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali; Minister for Public Works & Culture, Naeem Akhtar; Minister for Cooperatives & Ladakh Affairs, T. Dorjey; Member Parliament, Thupsen Chewang; Chairman, LAHDC, Leh, Thupsen Motup; Chief Secretary, B B Vyas;...

Step symbolizes Govt’s commitment for dev of Ladakh region: Jasrotia
Kacho, Nanda, Randhawa term foundation of Zojila project as historic development
Kargil, May 19, (Scoop News)-Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment, Rajiv Jasrotia, today said that the flagging-off work on the Zojial tunnel symbolizes the firm commitment of the Government towards the overall development of the Ladakh region. The Minister said this while addressing a public meeting at Hussaini Park here, which was held in connection with the foundation of Zojila Tunnel by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Leh. Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor Kargil Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan, Minister of State for Finance Ajay Nanda and MLC Vikram Randhawa were also present on t...

Kavinder highlights Kushok Bakula Rinpochey’s contributions for humanity
Leh(Ladakh), May 19, (Scoop News)-The valedictory function of three day national level seminar on “Bahujan Hitay Bahujan Sukhay Lokanukampaya and Geo-Strategy of Himalayan Region” on the birth centenary celebration of 19th Kushok Bakula Rinpoche was presided over by Deputy Chief Minister J&K State Kavinder Gupta at CIBS, Choglamsar, Leh in august presence of 20th Bakula Rinpoche Thubstan Nawang Jigmet Wangchok and a galaxy of prominent scholars and guests across the nation and abroad yesterday evening. The Deputy Chief Minister J&K State Kavinder Gupta addressing the valedictory fun...

CEC submits memorandum to PM on his Leh visit
Leh(Ladakh), May 19, (Scoop News)-The Chief Executive Councilor, Dorjey Motup today submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighting some important demands pertaining to Leh district. The Prime Minister was on a visit to Leh on the occasion of closing ceremony of the birth centenary of 19th Kushok Bakula Rinpoche and foundation lying of Zojila tunnel. The demands highlighted in the memorandum includes establishment of National Institute of Sowa Rigpa in Leh, granting of special package for upgrading and streamlining of water supply schemes in Leh district, exemption of CGST and SGST taxes for the schedule tribes living in Ladakh region, opening of Central University...

Prime Minister kick starts work for Zojila tunnel, Asia's longest bi-directional tunnel in Leh
Modi also participate in closing ceremony of 19th Kushok Bakula Rinpoche
Leh(Ladakh), May 19, (Scoop News)-Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday kick started work for Zojila tunnel, to provide all-weather connectivity between Srinagar, Kargil and Leh. It is situated at an altitude of 11,578 feet on Srinagar-Kargil-Leh National Highway which remains closed during winters. The Zoji La pass will be Asia's longest bi-directional tunnel and is being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 6,089 crore. Prime Minister Modi also participate in the closing ceremony of the birth Centenary of Buddhist spiritual leader the 19th Kushok Bakula Rinpoche. ...

State Football Academy opens at Kargil
Kargil, May 17, (Scoop News)-The State Football Academy (SFA) Kargil unit was formally kick started at a function organized at Auditorium Hall here on Wednesday. The opening of the unit in the district will provide much needed professional training to the local players under the guidance of professional coaches besides raising infrastructure in the form of football stadia as well as other modern facilities. Chief Planning Officer Kargil Tashi Tundup was the chief guest on the occasion while as District Cultural Officer Kargil Muhammad Ali Tak was the guest of honor. The speakers on the oc...

CEC chairs Executive Council meeting, stresses for timely completion of projects
Kargil,May 17, (Scoop News)-Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor Kargil Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan today chaired the monthly meeting of the Executive Council of LAHDC, Kargil. During the course of the meeting the CEC reviewed the implementation of the decisions taken in the last meeting of the Executive Council and also took stock of the pace of work on various development projects. Executive Councillor for Education Advocate Muhammad Amir, Executive Councillor for Rural Development Aga Syed Hassan Armaan Mosavi, Executive Councillor for Health Muhammad Hussain, Executive Councillor for Zanskar...

JKSCNMM organizes two-day conference on Geopolitics of Himalayan Region at Leh
Leh, May 17, (Scoop News)-A 2-day Conference on “Geopolitics of Himalayan Region”, organised jointly by India foundation, Jammu Kashmir Study Centre, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (JKSCNMM), New Delhi and supported by Ladakh International Centre, saw experts from across the country deliberating on various key issues impacting the region and the countries therein. The day began by reminiscing Kushok Bakula Rinpoche and his exemplary contribution to India’s Soft Power Diplomacy. Amb. Anil Trigunayat, who was the deputy head of the mission under Bakula Rinpoche in Mongolia, shared his ...

 
 Debate
SC to decide CBI probe as Rasana case gets murkier
Straight Talk
K B Jandial With the passing of each day after Crime Branch’s (CB) filing of charge sheet in the communally sensitive gruesome Rasana rape and murder case, the crime story is getting murkier with daily revelation of contradictory facts and unanswered questions. The fact finding report of all-women team of a nationally reputed Group of Intellectuals and Academicians ( all women body) that comprised former District and Session Judge, SC Advocate, Professors, has literally questioned the CB’s challan. The claim of gang rape too has been questioned. This led to some change in perception at national and state level and also appreciation of demand for CBI probe. Politically and s...

Kashmir politicos on the same wavelength
K.N. Pandit Maddening media hype allowed to the atrocious treatment of a minor Muslim girl in the village Rassana in Kathua district will cost dare to the ruling BJP. Line of discretion has been crossed in a bid to garner elusive goodwill of the community, which, however, is a sickening subject. BJP higher echelons have fallen in the trap of a meticulous conspiracy hatched by ISI, Hurriyat and PDP combine. General Secretary Ram Madhav has unwittingly proved his naivety by giving an incoherent and inexperienced interview to electronic media at Jammu. Essentially, this is an inter-clannish feud of Bakarwal community in the region. The focal point in the narrative i...

Time To Pause And Reflect
By B L Saraf People in Jammu region are fighting a war that circumstances have thrust upon them . A war - waged , without arms and ammunition , neither for annexation of the territory nor to vanquish any one . It is , undoubtedly , an existential battle – one to save whatever has been left with them . Very rightly , a Jammuite feels political marginalized , geographically squeezed , emotional under siege and let down by the very persons whom he brought from nowhere and placed on the pedestal . Worst of all , he stands accused of that what he stood against and fought all his life despite grave and persistent ...

Article 370 will stay
Belated though, but a welcome development
B L Saraf What should have been asserted at the time when PDP- BJP coalition government took reigns in J&K has, alas, come when the dispensation is half way through. Union Minister of State for Home informed Lok Sabah on 27th March that “there was no proposal under consideration to scrap Article 370 which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir.” Though belated, it is a reassuring statement. We must welcome it. PM Modi has been talking about cooperative federalism. Pious declaration, indeed. But his four years governance record, unfortunately, suggests the opposite. If the intention has to translate it into reality then s...

Demographic ‘invasion’ unnerves tolerant, peaceful Jammu
Straight Talk
K B Jandial While the Constitution has made India a secular and democratic nation, political parties have negated this basic feature by dividing the people on sectarian lines and threatening peaceful coexistence of people of all religions and communities. They did it by exploiting religious, caste and regional susceptibilities of India’s innumerable communities and faiths through vote bank politics that serve the interest of particular groups of voters, often to the exclusion of the interest of others. Regrettably, no effective system is in existence to prevent use of sectarian card for petty political ends. J&K is no exception to divisive politics. Over the years, pol...

Talk to Pakistan but what?
K.N. Pandita The simple reason for Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to dismiss Finance Minister Drabu was that Drabu thought Kashmir was not only a political issue while for Mehbooba Kashmir is only a political issue to which Pakistan is a party. Hence, her insistence that India talks to Pakistan. What Drabu said trivializes CM’s stance. In the beginning Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s discourse was India should talk to Pakistan to resolve ‘Kashmir issue’. It has gradually shifted to a new narrative viz. India and Pakistan should reconcile and not confront. More recently, her assertion graduated to India and Pakistan talk the Vajpayee way. New Delhi does not respond. ...

Hurriyat G’s New Chief And His Views - How to read them ?
By B L Saraf Politics in and about Kashmir is as unpredictable as its weather . With respect to that of the separatists , so can be said with a great deal of authenticity . Given the one dimensional – rather stubborn - stand on vital issues , Hurriyat leadership, of any hue, provides very little to make a fair and dispassionate analytical comment on their politics and the politicking . Nevertheless , the statement of Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai - interim Tehrik-e Hurriayat Chairman - has opened up a small window enabling one to make a comment, from separatist’s perspective , on the ongoing violent turmoil in J &K . In a...

Carrying battle to the broad masses
K.N. Pandita In a democracy, masses of people decide who they want to rule the country. Equally important is showing respect to the verdict of the people once it is announced. General election of 2014 that threw up BJP as a majority party with unprecedented number of parliamentary seats in its kitty is of special historical importance for our country. It marked a major ideological shift in Indian politics. A close observer of Indian political scenario for decades together had no difficulty in anticipating the fallout of ideological clash that had been thrown up by the results of that election. All nationalistic and sensible persons deeply concerned with the progress of the coun...

 Jammu News
Creating job opportunity is our top priority: Veeri
Jammu, May 21, (Scoop News)-Creating job opportunity for unemployed youth of the state is the top priority of the government. This was stated by Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Abdul Rehman Veeri today while distributing the placement certificates to the seventy students who have been placed in different state and national level companies. These students have completed their skill training under Deen Dayal Upadhaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojna (DDU-GKY) by Surya Skill. Veeri said that government is committed to tap all possible avenues to generate employment opportunities for the educated unemployed youth. Minister accentuated that educated youth should come forward and ta...

Annual Plan 2018-19 worth Rs 184.20 cr approved by DDB Udhampur
Jasrotia terms discussion, consultation as hallmark of good governance
Udhampur, May 21, (Scoop News)-The District Development Board, which met here today under the chairmanship of Minister for Forest, Ecology & Environment Rajiv Jasrotia, approved annual plan of Rs.184.20 crore for district Udhampur. . Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (Independent Charge), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Food,Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Finance, Planning, Law & Justice, Relief & Rehabilitation and Labour & Emp, Agriculture, Floriculture and Horticulture, Ajay Nanda, Vice Chairman, J&K State Advisory ...

Rana reiterates jobs for locals in IIT, IIM, Jammu Zoo during CM’s review meet
Jagti/Jammu, May 21, (Scoop News)-Reiterating his demand for jobs to locals in the upcoming IIT, IIM and Jammu Zoo in Nagrota Assembly Constituency, MLA and Provincial President National Conference Mr Devender Singh Rana on Monday made a strong case for a specific share in the non-academic, technical and support staff of these institutions by the respective managements. “The locals, being primary stake-holders should be considered for various slots in these institutions on the analogy of various public sector undertakings including the Indian Railways, which have provision for land losers, whose lands are acquired for construction purposes”, Mr Rana said while intervening...

Mehbooba conducts whirlwind tour of Jammu projects Inspects Bus Stand Parking project, airport expansion, Ropeway project
Jammu zoo to be partially opened by Oct 2018; Ropeway, IIT first phase to be ready by July 2018
Jammu, May 21, (Scoop News)-Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today conducted a whirlwind tour of Jammu city and adjoining areas to inspect the pace of work on several developmental projects undertaken in the winter capital. Deputy Chief Minister, Kavinder Gupta accompanied the Chief Minister during the visit. The Chief Minister visited General Bus Stand and took stock of the modernization project and development of multi-level parking there. Mehbooba Mufti was informed that work on Rs 213 crore project is apace which is expected to be completed by early next year. She was informed that the multilevel parking facility would have space for accommodating 1300 cars and 200 two wheelers besid...

Mehbooba visits Raghunath Bazar, announces Rs 5 cr for pacing up beautification project
Lays foundation of 2 mega road projects at Samba costing Rs 38 cr
Jammu, May 21, (Scoop News)-Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today visited the historic Raghunath Bazar and reviewed the progress on the beautification project of the market. Deputy Chief Minister, Kavinder Gupta accompanied the Chief Minister during the visit. During the visit, the Chief Minister was informed that beautification works of construction of cobbler stone road, footpaths of Dholpur stone, ornamental illumination facilities and drainage have been completed at a cost of Rs. more than Five crore. The second phase of beautification involving a cost of Rs. 10 crore includes turning the whole area into a vehicle free zone, putting up water ATMs, landscaping of City Chowk and Shahi...

Div Com reviews arrangements for Vice President’s visit
Jammu, May 21, (Scoop News)-Divisional Commissioner, Hemant Kumar Sharma convened a meeting to discuss arrangements for upcoming visit of India’s Vice President, MuppavarapuVenkaiah Naidu’s, here today. The Vice President is scheduled to visit the State on May 28, 2018 during which he will visit Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM) to interact with the scientists there. Threadbare discussion was held on various important issues related to uninterrupted power supply, security, traffic regulation, health, hospitality and protocol, deployment of fire & emergency services. Hemant Kumar took detailed stock of arrangements being put in place at the venue of the function. He stre...

Army holds basic computer course from May 21 to June 9 for students of Gujjar community and local youth of Mathiyanigala
20 students attend training
Mathiyanigala, May 21, (Scoop News)-In order to provide an impetus to employment generation in the region, Army is conducting a basic computer course for the students of Gujjar and local youth at Mathiyanigala, Rajouri District. The training is being conducted from May 21 to June 9, 2018. A total of 20 students of Mathiyanigala and adjoining areas attended the training which would enhance their functional knowledge of computer as well as provide them an initiative to further open employment avenues in the field of information technology. The training capsule aims at increasing awareness of Information Technology among students with an effort to bring them at par with their c...

Congress pays tributes to architect of 'Digital India''Rajiv Gandhi
PYC holds blood donation camp
Jammu, May 21(Scoop News)-To commemorate the 27th anniversary of the martyrdom of Former Prime Minister Shri. Rajiv Gandhi, the Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress committee organized a “Shradhanjli Samaroh” at party office in Jammu on Monday. Besides several other functions in this connection were also held across the State at different district and constituency levels. A Blood Donation Camp was also organized by Pradesh Youth Congress on the occasion to mark the day as “Balidan Divas”. Around 50 youth Congressmen donated blood in the camp, at party office in Jammu. PCC chief G.A. Mir presided over the function which was attended by senior leaders of PCC, DCC, Youth Congr...

 
 Kashmir News
Justice Yaqoob Mir sworn in as Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court
Srinagar, May 21, (Scoop News)- Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir senior most judge of J&K High Court who was appointed as Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court by President of India was today administered oath of Office as Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court by Governor of Meghalaya Ganga Prasad Chaurasia at Raj Bhawan, Shillong in an impressive function. The Oath ceremony was attended by Judges of Meghalaya High Court, J&K High Court, bureaucrats, relatives of Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir and officials of Registry. The warrant of appointment was read by Registrar General Meghalaya High Court Mrs Belma Mawrie. ...

Governor inaugurates Policy Consultative Workshop for Student Innovation and Start-Ups with Academic Leaders of J&K
Srinagar, May 21, (Scoop News)- Governor N.N. Vohra inaugurated the Policy Consultative Workshop for Academic Leaders of J&K at Raj Bhavan here today. This Workshop, part of the “National Students Start-Up Policy”, was organized to promote and integrate the efforts being made by various institutions and at various levels in the State to support the Start-Up movements. Ministry of Human Resource and Development had recently reached out to the office of the Governors of all States to extend innovation and Start-Up support to young students acrossall thee Universities. As a part of this initiative, a delegation led by Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe Chairman AICTE had met Governor Vohra on 12th Apri...

Kashmir Police books twitter handle for spreading canards
Srinagar, May 21, (Scoop News)-Kashmir Police today booked a twitter user after he posted a rumor from his twitter handle. Police in Kashmir took cognizance of the matter when it observed that tweet amounts to an offence under law. Police has registered a case in this matter at Police Station Pampore under FIR No: 49/2018 under section 505 RPC. Investigation in the instant matter has been initiated to ascertain the facts pertaining to the case. Police has also directed a communication to the authorities in Twitter India requesting them to provide the details of this particular twitter user so that he is made to face the law. Besides, people are requested not to pay heed to such unveri...

Exclusive Skill Development Institutes to be established for growers: Basharat Bukhari
Srinagar, May 20, (Scoop News)-'For upscaling the skills of growers, the department will be establishing Horticulture Skill Development Institutes in the state targeted at developing and enhancing the pre/post harvest management practices among the fruit growers.' Minister for Horticulture, Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs Syed Basharat Ahmed Bukhari today said this during a meeting with senior officers of the Horticulture Department convened to review and evaluate proposals for the development of sector in the state. Secretary Horticulture Manzoor Ahmad Lone, Director Horticulture Kashmir Manzoor Ahmad Qadri, besides senior officers of department were present in t...

Authorities disallow AAC workers from unfurling party flag at Hawal Chowk in downtown city
Srinagar, May 20, (Scoop News)-The Government Sunday disallowed the Awami Action Committee (AAC) worker’s rally at the party office in downtown area of capital city and unfurling of the party flag at Hawal chowk in connection with the Hafta-e-Shahadat (martyr’s week) by imposing strict curfew and restrictions in majority of downtown areas for the second consecutive day on Sunday and keeping the patron of the party Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest. In the statement issued by AAC workers and delegates from different districts of Jammu and Kashmir districts had reached the valley to participate in the party rally. However, the ruling regime imposed curbs and barred people fr...

Drug peddler arrested in Kulgam
Srinagar, , May 20, (Scoop News)- Continuing the drive “war against drugs”, Kulgam Police arrested a drug peddler and recovered 18 grams of brown sugar from his possession. On the directions of SSP Kulgam Shri Harmeet Singh, a police party of Kulgam police headed by SHO Qazigund Shri Tanveer Ahmad laid a naka near Upper Bazar Qazigund. During naka checking, a suspected person, identified as Shahzad Ahmad Padder @Shahlal son of Gull Mohammad Padder resident of Malwan Devsar was intercepted. On his search, 18 grams of brown sugar was recovered from his possession. A case FIR number 121/2018 under section 8/21 NDPS Act has been registered in Police Station Qazigund and investigation is goi...

Police prevents separatist troika from telling PM that Kashmir issue can't be addressed through economic packages from New Delhi
Srinagar, May 19, (Scoop News)-On the call of separatist troika to stage a peaceful sit-in at Lal Chowk, APHC leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq defied his house detention but was detained and lodged in police station Nigeen by a contingent of policemen who were already deployed outside. Mirwaiz while talking to media men said the government once again followed its practice of using its might, turned entire Srinagar into a garrison by imposing stringent curb in majority of downtown and sealing the Lal Chowk, to prevent separatist leadership from reaching there to stage a peaceful protest. He said the main motive of today’s peaceful protest at Lal Chowk was to convey to the Prime Minis...

Mirwaiz suggests PM to listen to Man Ki Baat of people of Kashmir
'it is just three words- Resolve Kashmir dispute'
Srinagar, May 18, (Scoop News)-All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday stressed that the problem in Kashmir was not administrative in nature related to roads, inaugurating of tunnels, power projects or jobs, that it can be addressed thus nor was it a law and order issue to be handled by repression but it is a dispute directly linked to the political future of tens of millions of citizens of Jammu and Kashmir and it needs to be resolved as per the will and aspirations of these people. Addressing a congregational gathering at the historic Jamia Masjid on the occasion of first Friday of fasting month of Ramzan, Mirwaiz said that Prime Minister of...

 
 Other Stories
Zulfkar reviews functioning of educational institutions in Jammu, Samba, Kathua
Jammu,May 21, (Scoop News)-Minister for School Education, Hajj and Auqaf and Tribal Affairs, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali, today ordered de-clubbing of government educational institutions that had earlier been clubbed due to less enrolment. “Education, being an effective instrument for creating a progressed and prosperous society, is receiving special focus of the present dispensation and all the schools are being equipped with modern infrastructure and highly qualified staff to make these institutions centres of excellence”, the Minister maintained. The Education Minister said this while chairing a review meeting of education sector of Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts. Minister for Health and...

Kichloo seeks inquiry into death of lady patient due to medical negligence at DH Kishtwar
Kishtwar, May 21, (Scoop News)-Senior National Conference leader and former minister, Mr. Sajjad Ahmed Kichloo on Monday expressed deep anguish over death of a lady patient due to medical negligence at District Hospital Kishtwar. In a statement, the NC MLC sought inquiry and appropriate action against Dr Gurdev Singh, Assistant Surgeon in District Hospital, Kishtwar for the negligence. Describing the incident as inhuman, Mr Kichloo said the carelessness led to the death of the lady, namely Shakeela Begum, wife of Mohammed Iqbal, resident of Sangrambhatta, Kishtwar. The deceased lady, suffering from stone problem, was operated by Dr Singh in District Hospital, Kishtwar. After the s...

Div Com reviews Mela Kheer Bhawani arrangements
Srinagar, May 21, (Scoop News)- Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review the arrangements for Mela Kheer Bhawani at Tulmulla Ganderbal. Threadbare discussions were held about lodging, STP work, construction of pre-fab sheds, repairing of dormitory and lavatory blocks, barricading and general face-lifting in and around the shrine. The Div Com directed the DC Ganderbal to complete all construction works on war footing basis before the start of the Mela. He also instructed for making necessary arrangements for uninterrupted power and drinking water supplies, transport, security, fire tender, ration, besides ensuring road repairs and medical facil...

Govt committed to shift CUK to Ganderbal: Div Com
Srinagar, May 21, (Scoop News)- Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today chaired a meeting to review the modalities for completing shifting of Central University of Kashmir (CUK) to Ganderbal. The meeting was informed that the CMO and DIET buildings in Ganderbal have already been transferred to CUK and the varsity has shifted the administration unit to these buildings, adding that 36 rooms in the Government Physical College Ganderbal are ready and will be handed over to CUK on May 28. The Div Com directed the Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal to complete the pending finishing work of RUSA building on war-footing and hand over it to the CUK authorities within a month. He also ...

Naeem Akhtar welcomes empowerment of engineers
‘Latest amendments in Book of Financial Powers will help expedite development process’
Srinagar, May 21, (Scoop News)-Continuing with the systemic reforms to bring transparency and efficacy in the administration, Minister for Public Works and Culture, Naeem Akhtar, today said the latest amendments in the ‘Book of Financial Powers’ will empower the officers to speed up implementation of developmental projects in the state. “These amendments will go a long way in not only bringing accountability and transparency in administration but will also empower officers to execute various developmental projects that may have suffered due to paucity of approved funds,” the Works Minister said. As per the amendments in the Book of Financial Powers issued vide Government Order No: 46-...

VC, SMVDU meets Governor
Srinagar, May 21, (Scoop News)-Prof. Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, called on Governor N.N. Vohra, Chancellor of the University, at the Raj Bhavan today. Prof. Jain briefed the Governor about the progress achieved in the past months in the academic, administrative and infrastructural development arenas and the initiatives presently underway. Governor discussed with Prof. Jain the importance of systematic efforts being continued to attract the best persons to fill Faculty positions and, side by side, ensuring that there was no gap whatsoever in the quality of teaching and maintaining sharp focus on the implementation of relevant research projects. ...

No one has restrained state from recommending CBI probe: Lal Singh
People are keeping a close watch on what is happening in the court and hence, no one should be under any illusion that they can befool people in this 21st century
Hiranagar, May 21, (Scoop News)- People which converged today to pay homage to the 8 year old girl and seek CBI inquiry into her alleged rape and murder is enough to ring alarm bells in the air conditioned rooms of those who are in power. They need to understand the message, show courage and seek CBI probe. “Scorching heat failed to break the resolve of people of Jammu region. They walked with me right from Lakhanpur to Londi Morh, Hiranagar. A distance of 36 kilometers was covered in 9 hours. Not even one returned home. Young and old, male and female, all walked for 9 long hours to co...

Rural areas being provided connectivity at par with cities: Dy CM
Jammu, May 20, (Scoop News)-The Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta today said the government is providing road infrastructure and bridges in rural areas at par with the cities to boost the Socio-economic development of populace living in these areas. He was addressing a mammoth gathering after inaugurating newly constructed 24 Metre long Sodhara bridge. Completed at cost of Rs 6.18 Cr by Border Roads Organisation, the bridge will connect Sunderbani with Nah, Seri, Beripattan, Peli, Sayal, Mankota, Baja Baein and a dozen of other LOC villages. Present on the occasion were MP Jugal Kishore, Vice Chairman of OBC welfare board Rashpaul Verma, MLA Nowshera Ravinder Raina, DDC Rajouri Dr S...

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Civic Action Program important for us to ensure secure environment : CRPF
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The forgotten legend
Pak nuclear smuggling ring is alive and operational
Pakistan human rights report for 2017 makes dismal reading
Everyone playing politics in Pakistan
Another example of `General` loot
China in Afghanistan: The New Game in Badakhshan
Bhim Singh makes strong plea before SC for just inquiry into Rassana girl murder case
 
 
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