Thursday, January 19, 2017
 
 Top Stories of The Day
Rs 31000 cr earmarked for developmental initiatives during 2017-18: Dr Drabu
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- Minister for Finance, Labour and Employment & Culture, Dr Haseeb Drabu today said the Government has initiated some pioneering fiscal management measures to strengthen and streamline the economic and social infrastructure. He said as a part of the Government’s initiative to increase developmental spending, the highest ever allocation of Rs 31000 crore (39%) is expected to be spent on developmental activities out of the total expenditure of Rs 79472 crore for the fiscal 2017-18. “What we need is peace, stability and a working environment to facilitate fruitful spending of this huge allocation and creation of tangible assets on the ground,” he said and added that the reformative measures announced in the Budget 2017-18 will go a long way in building a stable and progressive socio-economic framework in the State. Winding up the discussion on the demand of grants for the departments under his charge, the Finance Minister said the Government is working on to introduce a system which can showcase tangible development on the ground. He said an effort h...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
J&K Thang-Ta contingent calls on Chief Minister
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- A contingent of Thang-Ta players of the State called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today. The contingent is participating in the national Thang-Ta championship being held at Hyderabad from January 26 to 29. The Chief Minister extended her good wishes to the members of the contingent and hoped that it would repeat the performance J&K has been known for in the game over the years. Mehbooba Mufti asked the concerned Departments to provide all the logistic facilities to the young players of the game at district headquarters and make all arrangements for sending more and more players to such camps and championships. She assured the players all ...

2 Kashmiri boys to play for Spanish Football Club, call on Chief Minister
Hope lost glory of football comes back to JK: Mehbooba
Jammu, January 17, (Scoop News)-Two Kashmiri young football players, Basit Ahmad and Mohammad Asrar, who are going to play for Spanish Football Cub, called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today. Students of 12th standard, the two young valley footballers have been playing the game from childhood and one of them-Asrar-has even played the Santosh Trophy, Durand Cup and Indian League whileas as Basit has played the sub junior nationals and Indian League besides other national level football tournaments. Congratulating the two, the Chief Minister said she was happy to see young boy...

Mehbooba launches JK Bank’s Mobile Bank, AEPS
Jammu, January 17, (Scoop News)-Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today launched the Mobile Bank and AEPS (Adhaar Enabled Payment System) of the Jammu & Kashmir Bank here today. The mobile application has been specifically designed to cater to the needs of the customers of the State. The inauguration was part of the Digi Dhan Mela held here today. Digi Dhan is an initiative of the Central Government which enables a direct interface between consumers and merchants to undertake real time digital transactions through the Digi Dhan Bazaar. The Chief Minister also gave away awards to several ind...

JK can become corridor for South-Central Asian economic cooperation: Mehbooba
Chief Minister calls for setting up cross-LoC cooperative mechanism
Jammu, January 16, (Scoop News)- Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti today said that Jammu and Kashmir can become a corridor between two emerging economic hot spots – South and Central Asia - to forge regional cooperation, energy transformation, trade and transit in the region. “Taking advantage of its natural geographical location, Jammu & Kashmir could become a nucleus for forging economic cooperation between South and Central Asia,” the Chief Minister said while winding up the discussion on the Motion of Thanks on Governor’s Address in the Legislative Council today. Ms Mehbooba said th...

 
 Ladakh News
Lawmaker from Nubra demands district level status to his region
indifferent attitude of authorities causes great inconvenience to people, LSA Chandigarh celebrate its ‘Silver Jubilee’ and Losar
Jammu/Nubra, January 18, (Scoop News)-In a significant development Congress Party lawmaker from Nubra constituency of Ladakh region, Delden Namgyal, Wednesday demanded a district level status for his region following state government’s indifferent attitude towards the most under developed area. “We want a district level status for our region and we don’t want to be administered by a bureaucrat miles away from us. It is most under developed area and deserves a district level administration to attend to the grievance and needs of the people,” he said. Namgyal was reacting to the written response of his question in the state legislative assembly by the chief minister, Mehbooba ...

Rs 35 cr released for restoring flood damages in Leh: Abdul Haq
Jammu, January 16, (Scoop News)- Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Abdul Haq Khan replying on behalf of the Minister for Ladakh Affairs Department informed the House that the Government has released Rs 35 crore to restore the temporary and permanent damages caused by floods in Phuktal river in Leha. He said the funds include Rs 20 crore under SDRF and Rs 15 crore under PMDP. For Kalchakra, against the proposed requirement of Rs. 15.25 crore, an amount of Rs. 6.91 crore has been authorized and balance funds will be considered in phases and subject to availability of resources, he added. The Minister replying to the question raised by Dalden Namgiyal r...

JNU students protest against GMC molestation
New Delhi, January 16, (Scoop News Bureau)-Students from Ladakh studying in Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU) held a protest demonstration against the molestation incident that took place in Government Medical College (GMC) in Jammu last month. "JNU wants to express its solidarity with NOMOLAY," the protesters said. Addressing the protesters, JNUSU president, Mohit Pandey, demanded strict action against the culprit and stressed that such action will not be tolerated in the educational institutions be it in any part of the country. Various students organisation comprising hundred...

28th Road safety week concluded in Kargil despite freezing temperature
Kargil, January 15, (Scoop News)-In order to aware people of Kargil regarding the traffic and road safety the final day of the 28th road safety week concluded today at Syed Mehdi Auditorium Hall Kargil despite freezing temperature . During the program Chief executive councilor LAHDC Kargil Kacho Ahmed Ali Khan was the chief guest of the program while was Dr Jaffer Akhone CMO Kargil was the guest of honour besides that Tehsildar Kargil Mohammad Saleem Wazir , DySP Kargil Abdul Khaliq , ARTO Kargil Abdul Raheem , KAS Mohammad taqi , KAS Mohammad Shabeer and various Vehicle union representatives also present . An impressive play on Road Safety measures was presented by Ranthak Theatre gr...

Haji Anayat reviews tourism promotion measures for Kargil
‘Apricot Festival’ to be organized in desert district this year
Jammu, January 13, (Scoop News)- Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali chaired a high level meeting here today to review measures for promotion of tourism in Kargil. The meeting was attended by Secretary Tourism Department, Farooq Ahmad Shah, Deputy Commissioner Kargil, Gulzar Hussain, Joint Director Planning, Tourism Department, Umaira Shafat, Financial Advisor Tourism Department, Abdul Latief Poswal, Assistant Director Tourism Kargil, Aga Tawha besides representatives of Hotel and Travel Trade Associations. Speaking at the meeting Haji Anayat Ali asked the Tou...

CEC LAHDC Kargil review meeting on Power Crisis
Kargil, January 13, (Scoop News)-Chairman and chief Executive Councilor (CEC) Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Kargil, Kacho Ahmed Ali Khan today called a meeting to review the ongoing curtailment in Electricity in Kargil. During the meeting Executive Councilor Advocate Amir, Executive Councilor Mohammad Hussain, Advisor to CEC Haji Mohammad Shafi, Councilor Shakar Zakir Hussain, Councilor Poyen Liyaqat Ali, Councilor Barso Mohammad Ismail and the concern officers of electricity department and NHPC were also present in the meeting. During the meeting CEC LAHDC Kacho Ahmed Ali khan expressed his regret over the ongoing electricity crisis in Kargil and appealed the con...

Gen Anbu visits forward posts of Siachen
operationalises highly skilled on glaciated terrain 'Avalanche Panthers Mountain Rescuers'
Partapur (Siachen base), January 12, (Scoop News)-Army Commander Northern Command, Lt Gen D. Anbu, visited forward posts of Siachen “The Highest Battle Field in the World” on Wednesday, a defence spokesman said on Thursday. He was accompanied by the Corps Commander, Lt Gen PJS Pannu, of Leh based 14th Corps. While interacting with the troops at the forward posts in super high altitude, he appreciated the good work by them in challenging conditions and inhospitable terrain. He was also briefed on the Operational preparedness and security situation in the region by the Corps ...

Tsewang Rigzin, former EC, seeks intervention of PM for restoring internet connectivity and electricity supply in strategic region of Ladakh
Leh(Ladakh), January 12, (Scoop News)-Raising public related issues about the faulty internet connectivity and electricity supply in country's strategic region of Ladakh, a former executive counsellor of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) and a social activist, Tsewang Rigzin, has written a letter to Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, seeking his intervention and find permanent solution to keep Ladakh digitally connected round the year. Text of a letter sent to the PM on Thursday To, Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, South Block, Secretariat Building, Raisina Hill, New Delhi. Esteemed Prime Minister Sir, With humble submission I wou...

 
 Debate
Proliferating Media: Challenges of Ethics & Accountability
By K B Jandial There is no second opinion that responsible journalism is extremely important in shaping the society, albeit the nation. While our Constitution talks about three important organs of the State- Executive, Legislature and Judiciary, there exists an equally important institution by the name of the media, the Fourth Estate. Its role in the success of the democracy is no less important than the other three organs. While the powers of these three separate organs have their respective constitutional limits and accountability, the Fourth Estate has not been burdened inten...

Kashmir:From private kingdom to private Jagir
By K.N. Pandita Four month-long paralyzing strike in Kashmir has hardly subsided when the saboteurs have raked up another issue which is likely to proliferate and revive the strike syndrome in the valley. The beginning of chila-e- kalan on Christmas Eve would be a propitious day to begin the seventy day long chila strike in Kashmir. The centripetal point for the chila-strike will be the issue of domicile certificates to 1947 refugees of partition of India stranded in Jammu region. Unnecessarily Infuriated by the rumour of issuing domicile certificates to 1947 tribal incursi...

West Pakistani Refugees - victims of the sectarian politics
By By B L Saraf There is no end to the miseries of human beings called “perennially“ as West Pakistan Refugees (WPRs) living in Jammu ever since partition of the sub-continent. Circumstances are conspiring to condemn them to live – generation after generation – as refugees in a part of the country which before suffering vivisection was their own .Even a small step , contemplated to ameliorate their pitiable plight , activates sectarian politics in Kashmir to defeat them . State government has decided to issue Identity Certificates to th...

Demonetization a national priority
By K.N. Pandita The fracas created by the opposition on demonetization issue shows that it has failed to show due respect to the verdict of the majority of people in this country. It has also to learn that sitting in the opposition does not absolve the opposition of becoming realists about the development of the country. Uncharitable opposition The opposition has to understand that Prime Minister’s decision about demonetization is not a small decision taking into account the demographic dimensions of our country. It should have understood that such big decisions of far...

"Mission Sinha - Good luck to it"
By B L Saraf Former external affairs minister and BJP leader Yashwant Sinha lead delegation of ‘ civil society members from Delhi’ is on second visit to the Valley , to assess the ground situation that has developed in the wake of summer violent unrest , triggered by the death of militant commander, Burhan Wani and find a way out of the imbroglio . The delegation had been to Kashmir in the month of October , close on the heels of a visit undertaken by an official delegationled by the Union Home Minister , Rajnath Singh to see that , in Kashmir , violence comes to an end . Talking to the media in Srinagar Yaswant Sinha , describing him...

Supporting Azadi! Farooq’s Change of Heart or a Stunt?
Straight Talk
By K B Jandial Taking mainstream political parties and separatists in J&K as well as the entire Indian nation by disbelief, to many disgusting, the 3- time State Chief Minister and a former Indian Union Minister in the last UPA Govt Dr. Farooq Abdullah “offered support to separatists” for their the success of their movement for Azadi, with unsolicited advice to “remain united to achieve their goal”. The occasion for dropping this unexpected bomb shell was the 111st birth anniversary of Sheikh Abdullah. It is no secret that this iconic and un-parallel mass leader had himself vacillate...

A State with trilateral power centre
By K.N. Pandita A Pakistan’s national daily newspaper of December 6 published full length statement of Nafees Zakaria, Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman that dealt with current Indo-Pak relations focusing on Kashmir issue. Many flaws are seen in the statement. As it flashlights some new aspects of relationship, it would be in fitness of things to put the record straight. The statement begins with inviting world community’s attention to India’s “abuse of human rights in Kashmir” Human rights abuse in Kashmir began in 1998-90 with armed and indoctrinated Pakistani Islamist jihadis clandestinely infiltrating into Kashmir and beginning their jihad with the massacre of ...

Real ‘Normal ‘Needed In Kashmir
By By B L Saraf This is the time for the ‘ normal’ to get defined- rather redefined in the convenient terms , sometimes , turning its literal meaning on the head . The phenomenon has overtaken the narrative both at the Centre and in the Valley .Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, describes the currency demonetization process and the drive against the black money as an introduction of new ‘ normal ‘ to the nation’s politico- economic lexicon , displacing the old one which , if we believe FM , denoted “ acquiescence to the financial malfeasance and ...

 Jammu News
House passes grants of Social Welfare, ARI & Trainings, Science & Technology Departments
Govt mulls 'Cashless Health Insurance' cover for BPL families: Sajad Lone
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)-Minister for Social Welfare, ARI, and Trainings, Sajad Gani Lone today said that the Government will be introducing Cashless Health Insurance scheme for BPL families, for which the department will facilitate and fund an institutionalized arrangement, besides ensuring effective implementation of various welfare programmes already initiated in the state. Winding up the discussion in the Legislative Assembly on demand for grants of the departments under his charge, the Minister said that BPL families will be provided insurance cover under the arrangement up to a certain amount which they can avail in times of sickness, adding that the premium for t...

Question Hour in LC : Filling of vacancies in Revenue Deptt to be fast-tracked: Basharat Bukhari
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Syed Basharat Bukhari today informed the Legislative Council that the government will expedite the process of filling up the vacant posts in the Revenue Department. Replying to a question by Master Noor Hussain, Minister said the department has posted all the newly recruited Patwaris against the vacant posts. He said concerned recruitment agencies would be asked to expedite the process for filling up the remaining vacant posts. The Minister informed that out of the 1836 sanctioned posts of Patwaries, 1565 Patwaries are in position while as 239 posts are lying vacant in the department. H...

Question Hour in LA :
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- Minister for Public Works and Parliamentary Affairs Abdul Rehman Veeri today informed the Legislative Assembly that the Government would soon take up comprehensive survey to ascertain feasibility of Tral-Pahalgam road. “Development of Tral area is priority of the Government and steps are being taken to provide all facilities to the people,” the Minister said in reply to a Question by MLA Mushtaq Ahmed Shah. The Minister said the proposed road has a total length of Rs 26.50 KMs, of which 12.00 Km stretch (Tral to Bathnoor) already exists and needs to be upgraded. He said 14.50 KM remaining stretch passes through thick forests and need...

Airfare Hike: Zulfkar writes to Union Minister for Civil Aviation
Seeks regulation of airfares by airlines operating from Srinagar, Jammu
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- Expressing concern over steep rise in airfares especially on J&K sector, Minister for Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali has sought the intervention of the concerned authorities in the Government of India to check the arbitrary hike in airfares. In continuation to his earlier communication dated June 2, 2016, Zulfkar Ali has again approached Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister for Civil Aviation, vide number PS/HM/FCSCA/2017/130 dated 17-01-2017 wherein he has expressed grave concern over the steep hike in air fares on Srinagar-Jammu, Srinagar-Delhi, Srinagar-Mumbai, Jammu-Delhi and vice versa sectors. The Minister r...

Empanelment of Electronic, Online Media:
Dir Info holds consultation with stakeholders
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)-Director Information and Public Relations, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary today convened a meeting with the representatives of the TV News Channels, FM Radio, Online News Agencies and Online News Portals operating in J&K to firm up the guidelines for empanelment of electronic and online media. The meeting held threadbare deliberations on the draft guidelines framed by the Department of Information for the empanelment of News Channels, FM Radio, Online News Agencies and Online News Portals for release of advertisements and subscription by the Department. Joint Director Information (Headquarters) Abdul Majid Zargar and other officers of the Department were al...

Congress holds protest demonstration over demonetisation in front of RBI complex
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)-A massive protest dharna was held at Jammu in front of RBI branch by the congress party in which thousands of Congress workers participated today. Led by JKPCC president GA Mir, AICC Observers and senior functionaries of the party, a large number of congress workers from Jammu Urban and Rural areas from all over Jammu province took out a march to the RBI office near Railway Station. They raising slogans against the policies of the Modi Government especially regarding the sudden demonetization which has adversely affected the overall...

RRB at Talwara holds a panel discussion on 'importance of modern education in society'
150 people attended.
Talwara, January 18, (Scoop News)-The Rashtriya Rifles Battalion at Talwara under the aegis of Reasi based Counter Insurgency Force Headquarter conducted panel discussion on ‘Importance of modern education/ Taleem in the society’ at Chaladh, Kunalagala, Talwara, Hansawaligali, Barakh and Shikari today in order to interact with local population and engage the youth. The aim of the discussion was to encourage the youth and students to understand the importance of modern education in the society and its impact on their lives. During the talk the youth expressed their views and brought out important lessons for the development of region through education. Approx 150 locals pop...

Vaid chairs 16th CCTNS Committee meeting
Modernization of JKP must for capacity building: DGP
Jammu, January 17, (Scoop News)-A meeting of 16th Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System Empowered Committee for implementation of CCTNS Project was held at Police Headquarters (PHQ) here today to discuss the present status and progress of the project for implementation in the State. The high level meeting was chaired by Director General of Police (DGP), Dr. S. P. Vaid was attended by other members of the Committee. Dr. Vaid at the outset of the meeting, sought details from the members about the progress achieved on different aspects of the project. The meeting was apprised through power point presentation by the members with regard to functioning of different sites in the State....

 
 Kashmir News
Div Com reviews power scenario in Kashmir
‘Electricity supply restored fully across Valley’
Srinagar, January 18, (Scoop News)-Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmed Khan, today convened a meeting to take stock of the functioning and activities of the Power Development Department (PDD). The meeting was attended by Chief Engineer, PDD, Shehnaz Goni, Superintendent Engineers, Xens and other concerned. While receiving the first hand appraisal of the power supply in the Kashmir division, the Divisional Commissioner was informed that power supply has been almost restored fully across the valley and men and machinery is on job to rectify power fault, if any. The Div com was also appraised about various works being carried out to augment the power supply. He was informed that ...

Chief Minister launches J&K Bank’s Mobile Banking, AEPS apps
Srinagar, January 18, (Scoop News)-Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti launched J&K Bank’s Mobile Banking and Aadhar Enabled Payment System (AEPS) Apps in Jammu on Tuesday at a glittering function organized in connection with Digi Dhan Mela. The Mobile Banking App has been specifically designed to cater to the various banking needs of the customers. While as AEPS is an application which enables a customer having Aadhar number seeded with his bank account to conduct financial transactions. The inauguration of the Apps was done in presence of Union Minister of State, PMO, Dr Jatinder Singh, ...

Mirwaiz family bereaved, Molvi Shabir Ahmed passes away after a brief spell of illness at Jammu
Srinagar, January 18, (Scoop News)-A member of the Mirwaiz family and son of late Moulvi Ghulam Mustafa of Mirwaiz Manzil, Rajouri Kadal, Moulvi Shabir Ahmad, presently residing at Mustafabad- Zainakote passed away after a brief spell of illness at Jammu. Soon after hearing about Moulvi Shabir’s demise, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq visited the Mustafabad, Zainakote HMT residence of the deceased and led the Nimaz-e-Jinaza which was attended by members of the Mirwaiz family, neighbours, and prominent members of the society. Later, the deceased was buried at the ancestral graveyard of the Mirwaiz family amid moist eyes. Meanwhile, a condolence meeting of the Jammu Kashmir Awami Acti...

Separatist trioka condemns Ms Mufti's statement on AFSPA
issues shut down calendar for Jan 21, 25 and 27
Srinagar, January 18, (Scoop News)-Kashmir based Muslim separatist trioka ,Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik said that Ms Mehbooba Mufti's statement that lakhs of Indian forces stationed in Jammu and Kashmir will continue to enjoy immunity from any accountability for their actions of harassing people of Kashmir till "peace "is achieved is lamentable to say the least. They said that it is the same lady who once would stage protests and sit ins with banners in her hand, vehemently opposing AFSPA and demanding its immediate revocation . Joint separatist leadership said that It is a fact that "peace" that is dependent on the barrel of the forces gun ...

3 structures damaged in fire
Srinagar, January 17, (Scoop News)- Three structures were damaged in separate fire incidents in the valley. Fire broke out in the residential house of Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Sheikh resident of Yamrash in the jurisdiction of Police Station Kulgam, resulting in damage to the house. Fire was brought under control by fire tenders. In another incident, fire broke out in the joint residential house of Zahoor Ahmad Malik and Ghulam Nabi Malik residents of Budshah Nagar Chanpora in the jurisdiction of Police Station Saddar, resulting in damage to the house. Fire was brought under control by fire tenders. Meanwhile, fire broke out in a shop belonging to Sajad Ahmad Wani resident of Gulshanpora a...

Police providing helping hand, Cleared roads after snowfall
Srinagar, January 17, (Scoop News)- Anantnag police provided helping hand in Anantnag district by restoring the blocked roads after heavy snowfall, today. The roads leading to hospitals and connecting different villages of Anantnag were blocked at different places due to snowfall. The vehicles were stuck on roads. Anantnag police cleared the roads leading to different hospitals and villages. The roads were cleared and the traffic was made through. ...

02 drug peddlers arrested in Kupwara
Srinagar, January 17, (Scoop News)- Kupwara police arrested two drug peddlers and recovered contraband substances along with cash of rupees 7000/ from their possession. Acting on specific information, a police party headed by In-charge Police Post Dragmulla Shri Zahoor Ahmad arrested two drug peddlers identified as Faisal Ahmad Dar son of Ghulam Mohammad Mir resident of Andrhama, Dragmulla and Fayaz Ahmad Mir son of Ghulam Rasool resident of Fakeerpora, Dragmulla in Dragmulla. 2.5 Kilograms of Charas, 57 strips of tablets, 300 grams poppy straw, 07 CSD Canteen Cards and about rupees 7000 was recovered on their instance. A case FIR number 10/17 under section 8/20 NDPS ...

Flu vaccine safe in pregnancy: DAK
Srinagar, January 17, (Scoop News)- With apprehensions about the safety of flu vaccine in pregnant women, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today said that flu vaccine is perfectly safe during any stage of pregnancy. Removing the fears, President DAK and flu expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said that flu shots have not been shown to cause harm to pregnant women and their babies. There is a large body of scientific studies that support the safety of flu vaccine in pregnancy. A recent study published in “JAMA Pediatrics” teased apart the doubts and found that the vaccine does not carry any risk to expectant mothers or their babies. Also, the vaccine poses no risk to women who ...

 
 Other Stories
25 children, (12 girls and 13 boys) selected for National Bravery Awards-2016,
PM Modi to give away prizes, 957 awards given away since 1957
New Delhi, January 18, (Scoop News Bureau)-Twenty five children which include 12 girls and 13 boys have been selected for the National Bravery Awards – 2016. Four of the Awards have been given posthumously. The coveted Bharat Award has been conferred on 8 year old Late Km. Tarh Peeju of Arunachal Pradesh, who sacrificed her life in an attempt to save two of her friends from drowning. The prestigious Geeta Chopra Award has been conferred on 18 year old Tejasweeta Pradhan and 17 year old Shivani Gond both from West Bengal, who showed immense courage in fearlessly helping the police and the NGO in uncovering an International sex racket leading to the arrest of the...

Pathania seeks action plan for improving health scenario in Ramnagar
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- Ranbir Singh Pathania, MLA Ramngar Assembly Constituency put the govt. in a tight corner regarding present condition of health sector in Ramnagar Constituency and sought from govt. the action plan to improve the health scenario in his constituency and filling up Vacant posts. In a written reply by the concerned Minister Incharge in Lower House, Govt. informed that 11 posts of medicos and para-medical staff are vacant under NHM in Ramnagar Constituency, which will be shortly filled up after following due process of selection. Similarly permanent posts presently vacant have been referred to recruitment agencies for early filling up of these posts. In rep...

Distribution of ration cards to be completed soon: Zulfkar Ali
Jammu, January 17, (Scoop News)- Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Choudhary, Zulfkar Ali today said the process of distribution of ration cards among the remaining consumers would be completed by the end of this month. Replying to a question by Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo, the Minister said the process of the issuance of ration cards is on and the consumers who have not received the ration cards till date can also download temporary ration tickets from the departmental website. Choudhary Zulfkar Ali said the shortage of wheat in some areas of Jammu will be overcome by the end of March. He said the department has divided the areas according to the consump...

Post-snowfall power supply restored in 80% areas of Kashmir: Dy CM
Jammu, January 17, (Scoop News)-Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Kumar Singh today said that power supply has been restored in 80% areas of Kashmir Valley post snowfall. "Directions were issued to the concerned department to take up restoration work on war-footing and supply has been restored in 80% areas of the Kashmir Valley," Dy Chief Minister told the House. He was responding to the concerns raised in this regard by legislators including Mian Altaf Ahmad, Ali Mohammad Sagar, Muhammad Akbar Lone, Sheikh Ishfaq Jabbar and others in Legislative Assembly. The Deputy Chief Minister further informed that he recently convened a meeting with the heads of all dep...

Question Hour in LA -Rs 619.67 cr earmarked for strengthening power infrastructure under DDUGJY: Dy CM
Jammu, January 17, (Scoop News)-Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today said that Jammu and Kashmir has received Rs 619.67 Crore under Deen Dayal Upadhaya Gramin Joyti Yojana (DDUGJY) for strengthening of infrastructure in power sector and electrification of un-electrified households in rural areas. Replying to a question by MLA Rajeev Sharma, Dr Singh said the execution of works under the scheme would be taken up after completion of tendering process, which has already been started. "The works shall be taken up for execution after completion of bidding process and awarding of contracts," Dy CM told the house. He also furnished the details of funds sanctioned for 21 district...

Lal Singh for launching massive plantation this season
Visits Nagrota forest ranges, reviews plantation drive along NH
Jammu, January 17, (Scoop News)- Minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh today launched a special plantation drive and also reviewed the earlier plantation drives in the forest ranges of Nagrota area of Jammu region. During his extensive tour, the Minister visited various areas including Bantalab, where he reviewed the plantation drives launched by the Forest Department. He later visited the forest ranges alongside National Highway and reviewed the Panjgrain and Hut plantation closure to oversee the plantation drive being undertaken by the Forest Department in association with social forestry and locals. While interacting with locals, the Minister said that For...

2793.94 qtls of honey, 9224 qtls of mushroom produced in Jammu div
Jammu, January 17, (Scoop News)-An extensive awareness regarding advanced technology and introduction of pasteurized compost by farmers has helped to register a production of about 2793.94 quintal of honey and 9224 quintal of Mushroom in Jammu Division during the year 2015-16, this was given out during a meeting convened by Director Agriculture, Ashok Kumar Malhotra to review the performance of Bee-keeping and Mushroom Sectors at Krishi Bhawan, Jammu. Highlighting the need to upgrade 20 existing Apiculture Development centres, Director Agriculture stressed on strengthening of department efforts at grass root level with updating of field staff to new developments in scientific management of...

Work apace on Rs 1.27 cr Trout Fish Farm Bheja: Kohli
Jammu, January 17, (Scoop News)- The Minister for Animal and Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Abdul Gani Kohli today informed the house that the Trout Fish Farm at Bheja in Bhaderwah was sanctioned under the Chief Minister’s Special Programme in 2005-06 at an estimated cost of Rs 127.41 lakhs out of which an amount of Rs 92.50 lakh was released to the executing agency JKPCC for the construction works. The Minister was replying to a Calling Attention Notice given by Naresh Kumar Gupta in the Upper House today. The Minister said the works executed till date include 05 American Type Trout Raceways, Hatchery House with water supply and Staff quarters besides fencing of...

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