Thursday, September 29, 2016
 
 Top Stories of The Day
CM pitches for Indo-Pak reconciliation, says confrontation is not an option
‘Sub-continent’s future has to be defined by common economic interests instead of hostilities;
Srinagar, September 28, (Scoop News)- Maintaining that war is never an option to resolve the issues, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today pitched for amicable relations between India and Pakistan to fight the poverty and economic deprivation plaguing the region while underlining the need of a bilateral dialogue to resolve the issues. “The two nuclear armed neighbors must cooperate in the fields of social development, including eradication of poverty and with their growing economies and energy needs, and the need for newer, more diverse markets and trading opportunities, the future of the troubled region has to be defined by common economic interests instead of hostilities,” the Chief Minister said while addressing an impressive function organized at SKICC here today in connection with the launch of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) at SKICC here. Under PMUY, 5 crore free LPG co...
 
 
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CM, Union Petroleum Minister launch Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in JK
Out of targeted 35 lakh free LPG connections, 1 lakh connections to be issued in 15 days
Srinagar/Jammu, September 28, (Scoop News)-Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti and Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Mr Dharmendra Pradhan today formally launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. The scheme provides free LPG connections to the women from BPL households. The scheme was launched by the Chief Minister along with the Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas at two separate functions organized at Srinagar and Jammu. Also present on the occasion were Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern...

JK CM reviews Muharram arrangements
Ensure adequate essential supplies: Mehbooba to admn
Srinagar, September 27, (Scoop News)-The Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday reviewed arrangements for Muharram at a high-level meeting here. She stressed on ensuring availability and provision of essential supplies including power, water, healthcare, ration and fuel to the people during Muharram days. Also present in the meeting were Chairman, Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali, Minister for Public Works and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri, Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali, Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sham L...

Stone pelting leads to road accident;girl dies,her sister injured
Srinagar, September 27, (Scoop News)-Stone pelting led to death of a young girl today morning when she alongwith her sister was hit by a vehicle near Parimpora Srinagar. The vehicle was moving backwards and hit the girls as it came under stone pelting by miscreants. The girls were identified as Ms Fozia and Ms Nadia daughters of Mohammad Sidiq Lone resident of Gulbagh.They were hit by a Cream colour Scorpio near Rogan Gali Parimpora. The driver while moving his vehicle backwards hit the girls as his vehicle was stoned by the miscreants early morning. The girls were critically injured in the incident. Both the injured were shifted to hospital where elder sister namely Fozia su...

JK Governor greets people on World Tourism Day
Srinagar, September 26, (Scoop News)- Governor N.N. Vohra has greeted the people on the occasion of the World Tourism Day on 27 September. In his message, the Governor observed that the World Tourism Day is celebrated for generating worldwide awareness about the social, cultural, political and economic values of tourism. The Governor said that tourism, a very important segment of the J&K’s economy, can make a much larger contribution with the establishment of world class infrastructure which is managed by professionally trained manpower. The State, endowed with incomp...

 
 Ladakh News
Government Degree College Kargil Celebrates Annual function
CEC LAHDC Kargil was Chief Guest
Kargil,September 28, (Scoop News)-Government Degree College Kargil today celebrates its ever first annual day at the campus. During the program Chief Executive Councillor LAHDC Kargil Kacho Ahmed Ali Khan was the Chief Guest while Executive Councillor Mohammad Hussain and Syed Hassan Musavi were also invited as guest of honour. Besides that Deputy Commissioner Kargil Kacho Hassan Khan, Additional SSP Kargil Mohammad Jameel, Councillors and army officials were also present during the function. During the program students of the college presented colourful programs including the performance...

Newly nominated three councilors of the 5th LAHDC Leh take oath
Leh, September 27, (Scoop News)-The Principal District & Session Judge Leh Khalil Ahmad Chowdary administered oath to the newly nominated three councilors of the 5th LAHDC Leh at the DC Conference Hall today. Ms. Rinchen Lhamo took oath in Ladakhi language, Advocate Mohammad Nassir in English and Ms. Syeda Bano in urdu. After the oath, Chief Executive Councillor LAHDC Leh Dr. Sonam Dawa Lonpo welcoming the newly nominated councilors said that they have filled the seats lying vacant since last year and hoped that they will work hard towards betterment of the district in general and th...

Prof Matoo visits Kargil, meets deputations
Kargil, September 26, (Scoop News)- Advisor to Chief Minister, Prof Amitabh Mattoo, visited Kargil meeting deputations and interacting with civil society members of the area. He also attended a one-day seminar on ‘Cross LoC Trade CBM’s, a case of Ladakh Region’ organized by Central University of Jammu in Kargil. The seminar discussed various suggestions of all stake holders to policy measures for the State Government to encourage and promote people to people contact across the divided region of the State. Later the Advisor met several deputations from different areas of Batalik sector, who projected several demands like up-gradation of school to high school and other ...

Specialist doctors from Delhi render free medical camp at Leh
Leh, September 26, (Scoop News)-As per past practice, a team of 23 specialist doctors from AIIMS and other reputed medical institutes commenced their week long medical camp in SNM Hospial, Leh today. In the morning they were formally welcomed by CEC, LAHDC, Leh Dr. Sonam Dawa Lonpo in the MS office, SNM hospital. He expressed gratitude to all the doctors for their valuable services provided to the poor and needy people of Ladakh. Dr. Dawa credited Ven. Lama Lobzang for his persistent effort of bring this team of doctors to Ladakh. “He started with 3 doctors in 1990s and it has grown ove...

Tsering Sandup inaugurates ‘Handicrafts Exhibition-cum-Demonstration’
Leh, September 26, (Scoop News)-Executive Councillor Tourism & Handicraft LAHDC Leh Tsering Sandup today inaugurated the opening ceremony of the ten-day ‘Handicrafts Exhibition-cum-Demonstration’ being organized by the LAHDC Leh & Directorate of Handicrafts J&K at Indoor Stadium Leh. Addressing the gathering, EC Tsering Sandup appreciated the idea of conducting such State level exhibition here in Leh which will help benefit the local artisans by giving them the chance to exhibit their talent through such exhibitions. Due to direct benefit from this sector, Sandup said that the handicra...

Another political jolt in Kargil
Three Congress Councillors revolted and withdrawn Support from LAHDC Kargil
Kargil, September 26, (Scoop News)-The unending Political drama in Kargil making people very much irked. After NC the another political jolt has today once again shaken the Congress party in Kargil after three congress councillors Zakir Hussain from Shakar Constituency , Liyaqat Ali from Poyen and Skalzang wangyal from Padum constituency have withdrawn their support from LAHDC Kargil which is heading by Senior PDP leader Kacho Ahmed Ali Khan . However the alliance of PDP and Congress in LAHDC Kargil which was seen to be happen a week ago and after dissolving the NC-Independent led Haji Haneefa led council. Meanwhile the sources said that the crisis was going on for Executive coun...

Army orgainses month long pre- recruitment training in Eastern Ladakh, of 112 potential aspirants
36 aspirants cleared for impending recruitment training
Trishul (Ladakh), September 25, (Scoop News)-With an aim to extend a helping hand to the youth of eastern Ladakh and in pursuit of the vision of Operation Sadbhavana, for the first time in the history of eastern Ladakh a month long pre-recruitment training cadre was organised by Army unit under the aegis of Trishul Division. The cadre involved screening of potential recruits from far flung areas of Ladakh like Hanley, Nyoma, Chumar and Muth, followed by an intensive training capsule focused on imparting intensive physical, mental and psychological training under a pool of qualified...

Army holds inter school competition, events included debate, quiz contest and cultural festival
Darchik (Ladakh), September 24, (Scoop News)-Carrying forward the spirit of ‘Sadhbhavna’ whereby the Army undertakes projects to reach out to the local populace of far-flung areas, an Inter School Competition was conducted under aegis of Tiger Hill Brigade at Govt Middle School, Darchik to facilitate our future generations to interact with their peer groups from different schools of Batalik Sector. The events included Debate, Quiz Competition and a Cultural Festival. Students of eight schools from the villages of Garkon, Sanachey, Chullichang, Batalik, Gurgurdo, Sharche and Darchi...

 
 Debate
Eid curfewed in Kashmir, but why?
Straight Talk
By K B Jandial It is said that for the first time in the history of Kashmir major mosques in Kashmir - Hazartbal Dargah, Jamia Masjid, and Dastageer sahib shrine were locked on Eid-ul-Azha, preventing Eid congregation and prayers. It did not happen even during Sikh and Dogra rules. The most important mainstream leader Omar Abdullah who could not offer Eid prayers even at Sayid Sahib Shrine in his neighbourhood, predicted that “it is going to have huge backlash”, terming the action as “an unforgivable offence that had no parallel in Kashmir’s tumultuous history”. He said...

All Party Delegation’s J&K visit
By K.N. Pandita Twenty-six MPs from 20 political parties comprising the parliamentary delegation enjoyed a pleasant 24-hour stay in salubrious Srinagar. Next day, on its way back to New Delhi, the delegation reluctantly made a short stop-over in Jammu to symbolically meet with a few local delegations. Back in Delhi, the one thing which they will have spoken to their party stalwarts with great gusto will be Kashmiri cuisine. Kashmir politics has often been called gushtaba diplomacy usually discussed on the dining table of the Kashmirian Czars in New Delhi. In reply to a media ...

Are we prepared to lose Kashmir?
Straight Talk
By K B Jandial While Government of India has dismissed Pakistan’s plea to discuss Kashmir issue except on PoK, saying that it has no locus- standi some Indian intellectuals have launched a vicious campaign to prepare the nation for accepting if not secession, at least weakening ties with Kashmir. Recently, Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Rajmohan Gandhi in his recent article “Drop the stone…” bracketed Kashmir with Tibet and Palestine and advised Kashmiris to use new methods for success of their “resistance movement”. He wrote, “What is the way out for spirited Kashmiris (or Tib...

Remember Other ‘Stake Holders’, Also
By B L Saraf Yet another all-party delegation is on the way to Srinagar , to talk to the ‘ stake holders .’ We have lost count of such delegations making , fruitless , trips to the riotous Valley . One that , visited last , comes to the mind was led by P Chidambaram , Home Minister in UPA -2 , in 2010 , when Kashmir saw emergence of a stone pelting phenomenon . Thereafter , we had a three member inter-locution team , constituted to find ways and means to address the political issue and sooth the ruffled emoti...

Naare Vizee Krur Khannun ; Dig a well when house is on fire
By B L Saraf There is a guiding principle in the Military Manuel “ Make investment in peace : Draw dividend in war .” For effective governance , this principle could well be extended to any form of the government . Government of India has had number of occasions in Kashmir to put the dictum in practice . Alas, long spells of peace were a wasted occasion ! Instead of being awake to utilize the moment by trying to address the simmering discontent in the Valley , GOI fell in slumber under a mistaken belief that everything was honky dory . This happened and keeps h...

Kashmir rebellion:Then and Now
By Amit Kushari When the first Kashmir rebellion broke out in 1990/91 the situation was very, very grim at that time also and J&K had to remain under President’s rule for six years at a stretch. Curfews continued for one or two weeks and street battles went on, sometimes with rockets and grenades also, in addition to AK 47 guns. The Kashmiri homes are usually well stocked with food because of prolonged harsh winters and so they could manage their kitchen even if curfew continued for ten or twelve days. Early morning some vegetable vendors would secretly arrive to do some brisk business and some meat and chicken shops would also open for an hour or so. The Masjid Committees in the...

Alienation Aspiration and Desperation
By B L Saraf From the nationalist Ghulam Nabi Azad to the autonomist Omar Abdullah , with rag tag political manipulators chipping in , every statement emanating on the prevailing situation in Kashmir is prefaced with :’ Alienation’ and ’ Aspiration’ . The ‘ words ‘ reverberate in the background of 45 day’s bedlam caused by the separatists , on the death of terrorist Burhan Wani . How ironic , that Azad and Omar should queer the pitch when worst happened during their rule in 2008 and 2010 , respectively . Then , we didn’t find these words in their vocabulary . May be the executive power they wielded then stammered their...

Rajya Sabha debates Kashmir
By K.N.Pandita Rajya Sabha members spiritedly debated the current unrest in Kashmir. Members drawn from various political parties gave vent to views that reflected party standpoint on ground situation. Though the views of parliamentarians seldom concur, yet the house, with Congress majority, passed a resolution expressing anguish on the loss of precious lives in Kashmir. Some of them doled out words of sympathy with the people of the valley demanding break in the stalemate and lifting of curfew from parts of Kashmir. Now that bowwow in the parliament is over, and the spite has been ventilated, it is time to have a second look on recent Kashmir deliberations in the Upper House....

 Jammu News
Improve water, power supply: Rana to Government
Kotli, September 28, (Scoop News)-National Conference Provincial President Devender Singh Rana on Wednesday expressed concern on erratic power and drinking water supply in nine Panchayats of Bock Mathwar, saying these essential services need prioritised attention in view of difficulties faced by the people. “A focussed and synergised effort is also needed to improving roads, ensuring maintenance and upkeep of utility services besides stepping up development in Nagrota”, Mr Rana, who is also the local MLA, said at the conclusion of an eight hour long Public Grievances Redressal camp held at Kotli in Agore area of Mathwar Block to discuss problems confronted to the people. ...

BJP National, State leaders address Office Bearers meeting
Jammu, September 28, (Scoop News)-BJP National Vice-President & J&K Prabhari Avinash Rai Khanna, National General Secretary Ram Madhav, State President & MLA Sat Sharma and Lok Sabha MP Jugal Kishore Sharma, addressed the day long meeting of State Office Bearers, Morcha Presidents and District Prabharis at Jammu on Wednesday. The meeting discussed the present situation in the state besides taking stock of the ongoing programmes of the party at different levels as also the working of BJP coalition government in the state. Avinash Rai Khanna, while speaking in the meeting, appreciated the efforts of BJP activist in Jammu and Kashmir for actively undertaking party programmes at different...

ASLAJ elects new team, Sonam elected as president and Stanzin Angmo new general secretary
Jammu, September 28, (Scoop News)-Ladakh Students Association-Jammu (ALSAJ) held its annual election at Ladakh Sarai on Tuesday and Sonam Paljor as its new president, a press statement issued on Wednesday said. Those who got elected to various posts of the association included Sonam Paljor (president), Delden Namgyal and Stanzin Dolkar (both vice presidents), Stanzin Angmo (general secretary), Tsering Dolkar (joint secretary), Kungzang Namgyal and Nawang Yangdol (both treasurers), Stanzin Sonam and Chuzin Palmo (media incharges) and Tsetan Dolkar, Rigzin Yangdol and Stanzin Mingyur Matho (auditors). Jigmit Chorol, Dechen Angmo, Konchok Wangial and Rigzin Gyatso were elected...

Kashmira Singh expresses concern over developmental inertia; lack of utility services
Kathua , September 28, (Scoop News)-State Vice President National Conference and former MLC Th Kashmira Singh on Wednesday castigated PDP-BJP Government for pushing Jammu and Kashmir into unprecedented crisis due to wrong policies, as a result of which the people of the three regions were suffering adversely. Addressing a public gathering at Village Bhatyari in Kathua Tehsil, Th Kashmira Singh said that development has been hit the most and due to lack of utility services, the people were facing acute problems on account of drinking water and power supply. He said dilapidated condition of roads has impacted vehicular movement largely while various interior roads are in ...

Kitchloo holds PDP-BJP responsible for alarming situation in Kashmir, Kishtwar
Jammu, September 28, (Scoop News)- Former Minister and National Conference MLC Sajjad Ahmed Kitchloo on Wednesdayexpressed concern over continued sufferings of the people in the Kashmir Valley and Kishtwar, saying PDP-BJP government has miserably failed to govern the state as a result of which entire Jammu and Kashmir was passing through a most difficult phase. “PDP-BJP combination is squarely responsible for the current alarming situation”, Mr Kitchloo said and regretted over the failure of the Centre in initiating a meaningful dialogue for addressing the political issues confronted to the state. Mr Kitchloo referred to the atmosphere of fear created by the admini...

Yoga best remedy for maintaining balance between mind, body and soul: Lal Singh
Jammu, September 27, (Scoop News)- Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh today inaugurated ‘National Yoga Session’ organized by Yoga Society of Kashmir Federation at Sher-i-Kashmir University of Agriculture Science and Technology (SKUAST) in Chatha, here today. The yoga session was attended by more than 5000 people from various parts of the country and Bulgaria, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Australia and Canada. While speaking at the event, Choudhary Lal Singh said that observing of the yoga day marks universal acknowledgement of th...

Restore dignity of teachers: Rana to Govt
Jammu,September 27, (Scoop News)- Urging the government to restore the dignity of teachers and eschew the tendency of belittling them by jeopradising their service conditions, National Conference Provincial President Devender Singh Rana on Tuesday said that when those charged with the responsibility of shaping the future of younger generation are forced to come on streets, there is definitely something wrong that needs immediate correction. “It is painful to watch the teachers being forced by the government to take to the streets, as this sends a very wrong signal to younger people, who perceive them as their role models”, Mr Rana said while interacting with striking teach...

Primary Wing of APS Udhampur celebrates 'Grandparents Day',
Primary Wing of APS Udhampur celebrates 'Grandparents Day',
Udhampur, September 27, (Scoop News)-Army Public School Primary Wing, Udhampur celebrated grandparents day. The aim of the celebration was to inculcate values and enhance bonding with grandparents in today’s time. The programme showcased sentilizing song and mesmerizing dances on old rhythmic melodies. Various games were organized for the grandparents. A heart- touching presentation was projected showcasing the glimpse of special moments spent among students and their grandparents. Mr Sanjeev Kumar Principal and Mrs Jyoti Bedyal Headmistress gave vote of thanks to the guest ...

 
 Kashmir News
No untoward incident reported from anywhere: Police
Srinagar, September 28, (Scoop News)- Te situation across the valley remained by and large peaceful today. According to a statement issued by the Zonal Police Headquarters Kashmir, the situation across the valley remained by and large peaceful today. “No untoward incident was reported from anywhere,” it said. According to the statement during the day increased movement of traffic was observed in Srinagar city as also in main towns and on the inter-district roads and the shoppers thronged the markets in Srinagar city as well as in other towns of the valley. The statement said that continuing its drive against the miscreants, police arrested 67 such individuals during past 24 hour...

PM holds 15th PRAGATI video conference with Chief Secretaries
Reviews progress on 220 KV Srinagar - Leh Transmission Line
Srinagar, September 28, (Scoop News)-Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi Wednesday held his 15th monthly video conference under his Pro-active Governance and Timely Implementation (PRAGATI) initiative, with Union Secretaries of various Ministries and Chief Secretaries of States. Chief Secretary J&K, B R Sharma also participated in the video conference. The Prime Minister in respect of J&K reviewed the progress on the 332 Km long, 220 KV Transmission Line passing through Srinagar-Zojila Pass-Drass-Kargil-Khalsti to Leh and four 220/66 KV substations in Drass, Kargil, Khalsti and Leh. The sanc...

APHC alleges govt forces using excessive force on protest demonstrations
Srinagar, September 28, (Scoop News)-All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Wednesday said that peaceful protest demonstrations across Kashmir and Chenab valley were being allegedly dealt with excessive force by using teargas shells and baton charge. Lauding the unique effort of the residents of Aga Hamam Habba Kadal in addressing the needs of the most affected in their locality during the current agitation the spokesman said that such acts show us the way of how our ongoing movement can be strengthened supported and sustained indigneously . Spokesman said strengthening our local community institutions will not only make us independent of relying on govt. aid help like beg...

DAK appeals again for free medical consultation
Srinagar, September 28, (Scoop News)-Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today has made another appeal to doctors for free medical consultation at their private clinics. In yet another appeal President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan has requested doctors to offer free medical consultation to patients at their clinics. It is unfortunate that some doctors are charging consultation fees from patients at their clinics in this hour of crisis. Many patients came to us complaining about this. It was quite disturbing and we were speechless. Due to prolonged unrest in Kashmir, people are in a desperate financial hardship and they are not in a position to bear their medical expenses. Also, due to con...

Youth dies another injured in Qazigund road accident
Srinagar, September 28, (Scoop News)-A Scooty rider died while his pillion was injured in a road accident in Qazigund area of Kulgam district this morning. A truck bearing registration number JK14E-0556 hit a scooty at Budragund, in the jurisdiction of police station Qazigund, resulting in on spot death of the scooty rider identified as Mudasir Ahmad Mir son of Abdul Saleem a resident of Whapora, Qazigund and injuries to pillion Mohammad Umer. The injured was shifted to hospital for treatment. Qazigund police has registered a case in this regard. ...

Girl hangs self to death in Baramulla
Srinagar, September 28, (Scoop News)-A girl ended her life by hanging herself in North Kashmir’s Baramulla District last evening. An 18 years old girl (name withheld) and resident of Balkote Dana, Baramulla hanged herself to death at her home. After competing all legal formalities police handed over the body of deceased to her relatives for last rite. A case FIR number 72/2016 under section 309 RPC has been registered and investigation has been taken up. ...

Man injured by bear in Srinagar
Srinagar ,September 28, (Scoop News)- A man was critically injured after he was attacked by a bear in Harwan area of Srinagar district. Ali Mohammad Dar son of Ghulam Hassan resident of Barjin Payeen Harwan was attacked and critically injured by a bear near his residential house. He was shifted to SKIMS, Soura for treatment. ...

Muharram Help line Established in Srinagar
Srinagar, September 28, (Scoop News)-The Divisional Administration Kashmir has established a Muharram helpline in Police Control Room Kashmir. The helpline will deal with the requirements put across by the citizens with regard to electricity, drinking water, fire wood, food and civil supplies. The helpline will remain functional round the clock with effect from 30-09-2016. “General public is requested to call on 01942506508, 9858222333 and 9419077374 to register their grievances. ...

 
 Other Stories
DDC Pulwama convenes meeting of CEO, ZEOs, Principals, Headmasters
Pulwama, September 28, (Scoop News)- District Development Commissioner Pulwama, Mr Munee-Ul-Islam today chaired a meeting of officers of Education Department to get first hand appraisal of functioning of educational institutions in the district The Chief Education Officer and ZEOs apprised the District Development Commissioner about the status of the functioning of schools in the district. The District Development Commissioner said, “The students have suffered a lot due to the on-going turmoil in the district and it’s high time to play our role to recompense the educational loss to the students.” He appreciated the work of the teachers who managed to attend their duties and imparted edu...

VC SABDK tours Arnia, adjoining areas, takes stock of paddy harvesting
Jammu, September 28, (Scoop News)-Vice Chairman, State Advisory Board for Development of Kissans, Daljit Singh Chib, conducted an extensive tour of the Arnia and adjoining areas to assess the progress of paddy harvesting in these areas. The Vice Chairman, who was accompanied by Chief Agriculture Officer, Jammu R. L. Bhagat and progressive farmers of the area, expressed satisfaction over the use of modern methods of harvesting in the area. The Vice Chairman visited the fields of Rajinder Sharma, one of the progressive farmers from Mohan Pur, Arnia, who set an example by taking four crops in a year thus achieving another milestone by producing highest paddy yield of 65 quintals per hectare ...

Muharram arrangements finalized in Budgam
Hanjura for smooth conduct of processions
Budgam, September 28, (Scoop News)-Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura today directed district administration of Budgam to put in place all possible arrangements for ensuring smooth and peaceful Muharram by providing essential commodities, power and drinking water supply, medicare, firewood and other basic amenities to people particularly in Shia dominated areas of the district. The Minister was addressing a meeting of district officers convened here today to finalize the arrangements for ensuing Muharram-ul-Harram. MLC Mr Saif-ud-Din Bhat was also present in the meeting. The Minister stressed on the district administration to work in unison and utmost dedication to ensure...

Army flagged-in trekking expedition
Udhampur,, September 28, (Scoop News)-The Rashtriya Rifles Battalion at Gool today Flagged Off a Trekking Expedition which will traverse over the mighty Pir Panjal ranges over a period of 24 days. The expedition consisting of 16 member is led by Captain Hunr Jain. The expedition commenced from Dudu of Ramban district and will terminate at Machedi, the beautiful locales of Bhaderwah. The team will traverse at heights from 5000 feet to 12,500 feet during the course of the expedition, which is a challenge in itself. The objective of the trekking expedition is to instill a sense of adve...

Defence minister inaugurates 35th coast guard commanders’ conference
New Delhi, September 28, (Scoop News)-Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, inaugurated the 35th Coast Guard Commanders Conference at Coast Guard Headquarters here today. Speaking on the occasion, the Defence Minister appreciated the efforts of the ICG in augmenting Maritime and Coastal security not only by deployment of assets but also by efficient exploitation of Coastal Security Network Phase I and expressed hope that CSN Phase II would also be implemented on time. Due to current security scenario, he exhorted ICG to further bolster Coastal Security mechanism by increasing patrolling so a...

16 hours closure of Banihal tunnel atrocious : NC
Srinagar,September 28, (Scoop News)-National Conference on Wednesday lashed out at the Mehbooba Mufti Government for a newly conceived policy of closing Banihal tunnel for 16 hours every day and said this was atrocious and aimed at persecuting the people of the Valley. In a statement issued from NC Head Office in Srinagar, National Conference Additional General Secretary Dr. Sheikh Mustafa Kamal said it was evident that Mehbooba Mufti and her PDP-BJP Government believed in persecuting the people into submission and would not hesitate to use any methods – even if immoral and tyrannical – to harass people it claims to govern. “This closure of the Banihal tunnel is causing enormous d...

Shelving APD deliberations, recommendations Unfortunate
Don’t treat Kashmir as a chess board: Tarigami to Indo-Pak
Srinagar, September 28, (Scoop News)-Although visit of All Party Delegation (APD) was a late initiative even then could be termed as a welcome move. However nothing has come to the fore regarding the deleiberations held with union Home Ministry and the recommedanations put forth by the parlimanterians of the group. The stand-still caused has upscaled the disillusionment and alienation among the people of the state. Every thing has been kept in-camera making the approach of the government in tackling the Kashmir issue questionable.This was stated by senior CPI(M) leader and MLA Kulgam Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami while addressing a press conference here today. The delay tactics seemingly a...

Tourism Dept celebrates World Tourism Day
Stakeholders pledge to promote Kashmir as preferred tourist destination
Srinagar,September 27, (Scoop News)-The Department of Tourism organized a function in connection with World Tourism Day here today. The aim of celebrating the day was to foster awareness about the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. The event was chaired by Director Tourism Kashmir, Mahmood A Shah and was attended by Deputy Director Tourism, Peerzada Zahoor, Principal Institute of Hotel Management Srinagar and local stakeholders. During the function, the Department of Tourism said it will strive to promote the State in all the travel marts in India and abroad. The members in the meeting also discussed about planning a comprehen...

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Pakistan gets it back
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