Friday, July 21, 2017
 
 Top Stories of The Day
Mehbooba congratulates President-elect, Ram Nath Kovind
Dy CM felicitates President elect
Jammu, July 20, (Scoop News)- Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has congratulated President elect, Mr. Ram Nath Kovind on his becoming the 14th President of India. In her congratulatory message to Mr. Kovind, the Chief Minister said his victory marks an important milestone in the political history of the country. She said the election of Mr. Kovind reflects the empowerment of underprivileged, backward, minorities and other weaker sections of the society. Mehbooba hoped the tenure of Mr. Kovind would prove to be inspiring, encouraging and egalitarian. The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today extended heartfelt felicitations to the new president elect Mr Ramnath Kovind who was elected by an overwhelming majority today. In a message, the Deputy Chief Minister while highlighting the achievements of the new president said that his experience in varied fields o...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
Six people killed and 11 injured due to cloudburst, several houses, shops damaged
Governor,Chief Minister ,Others express grief
Thatri (Doda), July 20, (Scoop News)-At least six people were killed and 11 others due to cloudburst near Thatri in Doda district on early Thursday morning, police said. "This morning at 2 am (IST) a cloudburst struck in Thatri village in which six people were killed and 11 others were injured," police in Doda told Scoop News by phone. "Lot of devastation has been caused in the village in which several houses, shops and other structures were damaged," they added. Meanwhile, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the tragic death of six persons in a cloudburst which hit the Thatri area of Doda district early this morning. Mehbooba ...

LOC Shelling: 4000 migrants in 6 relief camps
Rajouri, July 20, (Scoop News)- District Administration, Rajouri established a new relief camp in wake of fresh migration triggered by repeated shelling in forward areas. The number of migrants in relief camps has crossed 4000. Deputy Commissioner Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary reviewed the amenities being provided in relief camps and arrangements for education of migrant students. A total number of 961 families comprised of 3812 persons have been accommodated in 6 relief camps. Sixth relief camps has been established at Govt Middle School, Gania around 10KM from Nowshera. In Gania r...

Mehbooba compliments teachers, asks them to play their role more seriously in mental, moral upbringing of students
Inaugurates Ustaad Ghar at Bemina, lays foundation of Women’s College at Zakura
Srinagar, July 19, (Scoop News)- Terming teachers as the role models for the society, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today impressed upon the teaching community to play their role more seriously in the proper mental and psychological upbringing of their students besides undertaking usual academic activities. Addressing a gathering of teachers here after inaugurating the Ustaad Ghar here today, the Chief Minister said that teachers in every society play a vital role in shaping up of young minds. She reminded the teachers that the students in the Valley have come through very tough and turbu...

LOC Shelling:DDC inspects relief camps, affected villages
217 rescued yesterday were handed over to their parents
Nowshera (Rajouri), July 19, (Scoop News)- District Development Commissioner, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary today visited various villages affected due to border shelling , schools damaged and different relief camps to review the arrangements. More than 60 students shifted to camps out of 217 rescued yesterday were handed over to their parents . There are 852 families comprised of 3411 persons residing in 5 relief camps whileas in view of repeated ceasefire violations and interior areas affected due to shelling 3 more buildings have been earmarked as relief camps. Shell...

 
 Ladakh News
10 days Physical test training camp for SI aspirants concludes in Kargil
Kargil,July 20, (Scoop News)- The ten days long physical test training camp for the aspirants of Sub Inspectors organised by Jammu and Kashmir police in Kargil concluded today. The camp was organized under the directions of Sr. Superintendent of Police Kargil Shri T. Gyalpo at Khree Sultan Cho stadium Kargil in which around 160 aspirants from different parts of the district participated. During the event, all test required for Sub Inspector physical test were covered under the trained Drill Instructor from DPL, Kargil. Shri Instyaq Ahmed Kacho DySP Hqrs. Kargil was the nodal officer...

Dalai Lama sanctifies new crematorium, unveils nine feet tall statue of lord Amitabha
Leh(Ladakh), July 20, (Scoop News)-Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama, who is on month long visit of the Himalayan region of Ladakh, unveiled the nine feet tall statue of lord Amitabha (Sangyas Opakimet) inside the premises of newly built Turthot Tharpaling (crematorium) near patrol pump. People from different walks of life including state Cooperative Minister, Tsering Dorjay, Member of Parliament, Thupstan Chhewang, chief Executive Councilor (CEC) of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Dr Sonam Dawa besides councilors, district administration, monks and a large n...

Army holds recruitment drive for youth from Ladakh region
200 candidates turn out at Karu, online registration encourages greater participation
Karu(Ladakh), July 19, (Scoop News)-A Recruitment Rally for youth fromLeh and Kargil districts to join the Indian Army was held at Karu on Wednesday. The recruitment is being carried out under the aegis of Army Recruitment Organisation, Srinagar to select Ladakhi youth to join the Army in the categories of Soldier (General Duty), Soldier (Clerk/Store Keeper Technical), Soldier (Tradesmen). The recruitment rally is being conducted by HQ Recruiting Zone (Punjab and J&K) and assisted by Leh district administration and police authorities. The rally has attracted over 200 can...

Women can strengthen economic status through cooperatives:Speakers
Leh, July 19, (Scoop News)-The members of executive body of women cooperative of SHGs from 8 villages including Chuchot, Pheyang, Kharnakling, Stok, Chuchul, Merak, Perma and Sato formed under project LAKSAL, Looms of Ladakh convened a review meeting under the Chairmanship of DC, Leh Prasanna Ramaswamy G. Others present were Dy Dir Upshi Pashmina Goat Farm Dr. Tundup Namgial, Project Strategy & Brand Development, Project LAKSAL Abhilasha Bahuguna and interns from Institute of Rural Management Anand. DC in his address urged the executive members to get serious in imbibing as much kno...

To protect CPEC, China- Pakistan design to create a buffer zone deep inside Indian territory
Partapur(Ladakh), July 17, (Scoop News)-In a bid to protect prestigious China- Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) from constant monitoring by India, Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) and Pakistani army are joining hands to dislodge Indian troops from the strategic locations of Siachen. “Sudden raking up of Doklom issue by China is a strategic tactic to deflect Indian attention but the real intention is to hit somewhere in Jammu and Kashmir,” said a report. India has 221 km long International Border (IB- Pakistan calls it Working Border) in Jammu region and 365 km long Line of Ac...

MOS Defence visits forward posts of Ladakh
Leh, July 17, (Scoop News)- MOS Defence , Dr Subhash Bhamre visited forward post of Siachen Glacier, Eastern Ladakh and Western Ladakh on 15 and 16 July alongwith Lieutenant General PJS Pannu, Corps Commander of Fire and Fury Corps. The Minister was accompanied by Sambhaji Shahu Chhatrapati, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha). During his visit to forward posts, an altitude of 17000 ft and above on line of Actual Control and Siachen Glacier, he was briefed on the security situation. He interacted with the troops over a cup of tea. He appreciated the efforts put in by the soldiers ...

JK Minister launches helicopter service on Srinagar-Kargil sector
Kargil, July 16, (Scoop News)-Minister for Works, Naeem Akhtar today launched maiden commercial helicopter service between Kargil and Srinagar for the locals and the tourists. Chairman Legislative Council Haji Anayat Ali, CEC LAHDC (Kargil) Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan, Vice Chairman KVIB Peerzada Mansoor Hussain, Director Tourism Kashmir, Mehmood Ahmad Shah and other senior officers of the district administration Kargil and Tourism Department were present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that the operation of a regular helicopter service between Srinagar and Kargil would not only be of immense relief for the locals, but will also help boost the tourism activity in t...

Naeem Akhtar announces Special Works Division to expedite work on Kargil-Zanaskar highway
Kargil, July 16, (Scoop News)-Minister for Works, Naeem Akhtar today announced creation of a separate works division to expedite upgradation of Kargil-Zanaskar national highway. Highlighting the urgency of expediting work on Kargil-Zanaskar highway, the Minister said that it will usher a new era of economic development in the area. He asked Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kargil to set up joint teams of Revenue and PWD departments in order to remove bottlenecks in this regard. The Minister during his extensive tour of Kargil district launched various developmental projects in the desert district. He was accompanied by Chairman Legislative Council Haji Anayat Ali, CEC LAHDC Kargil Kacho Ah...

 
 Debate
Kashmir politics hostage to ambivalence
By K.N. Pandita Three districts of South Kashmir are infested with militancy. Crowds of local people come out to throw stones at security forces with the purpose of obstructing their operation against hiding terrorists. Police tries to disperse the crowds using minimum force. It shows that local people have the courage and determination to face the security forces which are fully armed. Therefore, by the same analogy if the crowds of people were against militancy they would as well make a show of their courage and confront the militants. They do not do that. Hence it is not correct to say that people fear the gun, either of the security forces or of militants. They have method in ...

Amarnath Attack :Artificial mourning and natural ambivalence
By B L Saraf It is after the gap of 17 years that we had a terror attack on Amarnath Yatra. The July 10th militant attack on Amarnath Yatris in Anantnag has caused death of seven pilgrims and injuries to a dozen of them. The dastardly act has, as expected, evoked widespread outrage across the country. Jammu and Kashmir didn’t lag behind in experiencing the outrage. The murderous attack has been condemned in Kashmir by all shades of the people. However, true to the pattern, even in condemnation we have had hints of a diabolical game being played out. In nearly three decades history of Pak sponsored armed militancy we have seen that whenever the armed militancy came unde...

Myth of J&K’s Special status & Fiscal autonomy
Straight Talk
By K B Jandial Nearly a month long theatrics in J&K over extension of GST regime is over after it was rolled out eight days later than rest of India. Now, it is a time for the PDP-BJP coalition Govt to pat itself for “safeguarding the special status and fiscal autonomy” of the State on one hand and on the other, the NC is discrediting Mehbooba Govt for “surrendering” J&K’s special status accusing her of “deceitful and questionable collaboration in facilitating the erosion of J&K’s Autonomy”. NC’s former ally Congress too joined NC’s bandwagon on this issue. While Mehbooba has won the GST war but the skirmishes may continue in the post-GST era with teething hiccups provid...

GST and Its Politics
By B L Saraf GST is now a reality in J&K , after State Legislature opened doors for its entry . However , the debate which preceded its entry will not abate . But once relieved of the time constraint , we hope , there will be room for a dispassionate discourse , tampered with rationality , unshackled of the regional biases and free from polemical fireworks . In the pre- entry scenario we observed that , though , the matter had profound economic implications for J&K , yet in the raging debate politics on the tax measure held the centre-stage . Legal ...

Pak intensifies border shelling
By K.N. Pandita Situation on the Line of Control at some very sensitive parts like Krishna Ghati in Poonch or Nowshehra sectors has become tense as a result of Pakistani infiltrators making more bids to sneak into Indian Territory and carry out their plan of attacking Indian posts. In the more recent exchange of fire, two of our jawans have been martyred and two more have been injured. Pakistani troops, too, have suffered casualties and at least two of their armed men have been gunned down. Four of their launching pads have been decimated. Earlier also Indian army destroyed some more launching pads Pakistan had raised close to the LoC. Exchange of mortar fire has been going ...

Kashmir ‘Defies’ One-Nation One-Tax Regime
Straight Talk
By K B Jandial Unlike in rest of India, the GST in J&K will not be rolled out on 1st July this year, sending a loud and unambiguous message that J&K is a separate territory ( and quom) which doesn’t welcome ‘Indian laws’ howsoever progressive and pro-consumer these may be. On Saturday last, an unprecedented parliamentary ‘coup’ was quietly executed by the law makers including BJP within the legislative assembly, supported by ever vocal Kashmiri traders from outside that stalled for the time being introduction of GST bill for which it was specially convened. The Hurriyat Conference too had lent its support to the Kashmiri traders. And the Govt too readily obliged by deferring...

The issue of minority status for Pandits
By K.N. Pandita Chairman National Minority Commission has opined that Kashmiri Pandits should be given the status of a minority community. This status is granted only by the Union Home Ministry. There are six communities in the country which have been accorded minority status with Jains being the recent entry into the list after Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsees. Since the matter of minority status to Kashmiri Pandits pertains to a group of the citizens of J&K where Article 370 of the Constitution is applicable, the Home Ministry cannot bypass the State Government even if it wants to include the Pandits in its list of national minorities. Previously a...

It’s not Kashmiriyat
By Amit Kushari IAS (Retd) Nowadays, I often find young Kashmiri men posting their photos on the facebook with the caption,” Proud to be a Kashmiri”. What do these young men and women want to convey? We are all proud Indians, proud Biharis, proud Tamils or proud Bengalis…..what is so special that it has to be announced boldly . We are all proud of our mothers and motherland. If a Kashmiri is proud of his Kashmiri roots, it is a very natural feeling and everybody appreciates it. However, if there is any hint of a Kashmiri not being a proud Indian, just because he is a Kashmiri, then it becomes somewhat controversial. There are approximately 2 lakhs of Kashmiri Pundits in Jammu, Delh...

 Jammu News
BJP celebrates Kovind’s election as President
Jammu, July 20, (Scoop News)- BJP Jammu & Kashmir today celebrated the election of Ram Nath Kovind for prestigious post of Hon’ble President of Republic of India. A grand function was organized at State headquarter, Trikuta Nagar, Jammu. BJP National General Secretary (Org.) Ram Lal, along with State President & MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma, joined the jubiliant BJP leaders and activists in hundreds dancing to the tunes of traditional drum beats, airing victory slogans, firing crackers and distributing sweets. Ram Lal, while addressing the jubilant pack of BJP leaders and activists, said that...

Kohli convenes joint meeting of administration & public at Kalakote, Chingus
Lauds District Admin for carrying out timely rescue and relief operations along LoC
Rajouri, July 20, (Scoop News)-The Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Abdul Ghani Kohli today called upon the District Administration to closely monitor the performance of all district and sectoral officers so that time bound delivery of services and completion of projects of public importance could be ensured. He was speaking in two consecutive meetings of General Public and district and sectoral officers at Kalakote and Chingus. The public raised a range of issues pertaining to various departments. Minister gave patient hearing to the public and passed on spot directions for early redressal of their grievances. The officers present in the meeting, informed the public ab...

Rana visits Zero Line at LOC
NC seeks immediate end to Indo-Pak hostilities; calls for peace
Poonch, July 20, (Scoop News)-National Conference on Thursday sought immediate and amicable end to the Indo-Pak hostilities on the Line of Control, saying that the brunt of border shelling is solely being borne by the people of Jammu and Kashmir. “We sincerely hope that the two nations would eschew hostilities and work for an enabling environment for generations to lead a peaceful and dignified life”, Provincial President Mr Devender Singh Rana said while addressing the people of Panchayat Qasba at the Zero Line, which is the country’s highest lane-prone area ...

Zulfkar for expediting shifting of oil depots from Jammu city
'Safety of people prime concern of Govt'
Jammu, July 20, (Scoop News)-Terming the safety of people prime concern of the government, Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and Information, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali today asked the all the concerned agencies to expedite the process of shifting of oil depots from Jammu city to less populated areas. Speaking at a meeting convened to review the process of shifting of oil depots that are presently located near Railway Station in Jammu, the Minister said that the present location of the depots is a matter of concern for the government. He said the depots are surrounded by residential areas and if something wrong happens there, it could lead to a big disast...

Lal Singh calls for taking plantation drive on mission mode
Urges people to become ‘Green Ambassadors’ in protecting the environment
Kathua, July 20, (Scoop News)-In continuation with the plantation drive, kick started by the Minister for Forests, Environment and Ecology, Ch Lal Singh as part of the 68th Van Mahotsav celebration across the state, today number of forest species including medicinal, ornamental and fruit saplings were planted at Rehan, Atal Setu, Zero Morh, Barmargala and Jated areas of Basohli. While addressing the people, Ch Lal Singh said that he initiated the concept of making tree plantation a movement of the masses in celebration mode and it has become a popular celebration during each and every monsoon. When an individual plants a tree a bond is developed between them which inspires the pers...

DDMA empanels 300 volunteers for Disaster Management
Rajouri, July 20, (Scoop News)-District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) Rajouri has empanelled 300 youth volunteers as first line of defence of Disaster Management at village level. A workshop was conducted for volunteers selected for training and capacity building in Phase-I. The volunteers selected for Phase-I of training and induction include 18 from Tehsil Nowshera, 10 from Qila Darhal, 11 from Manjakote, 11 from Khwas, 09 from Koteranka, 20 from Tryath, 16 from Kalakote, 09 from Darhal, 17 from Rajouri, 14 from Sunderbani, 12 from Beripattan, 15 from Siot and 13 from Tha...

Imposition of Kashmiri language a cultural invasion on Jammu: Hari Om
Jammu, July 20, (Scoop News)- Terming the decision of BJP-PDP Government to introduce Kashmiri language in all the colleges in Jammu province a sinister move to undermine the rich culture of Dogras, Convener, Jammu for India (JFI), Prof. Hari Om on Thursday said that the BJP has subverted the 2014 mandate for fulfilling its insatiable lust for power and pelf. He said that first the BJP-PDP Governmen. provided all facilities to Rohingya and Bangladeshi Muslims to ensure their permanent settlement in Jammu and change its Hindu-majority character and now it is attacking the very cultural roots of the proud Dogras, who established a mighty Dogra empire in March 1846 consisting of Jammu, Ladak...

Dogri being trampled; BJP maintains criminal silence: NC
jammu, July 19, (Scoop News)- Assailing BJP for maintaining criminal silence over trampling of Dogri, National Conference on Wednesday sought creation of the posts of Dogri Lecturers in all the colleges and teachers in all the schools of the Jammu region to promote the language. “Dogri is a rich and lucid language which represents glorious ethos and heritage of the Dogras”, the National Conference leaders said in a statement, adding that this language deserves to be promoted in a big way, keeping in view its huge potential of strengthening bonds between the people, irrespective of caste, creed and religion. They assailed the BJP for ignoring Dogri and trampling the Dogra heritage sys...

 
 Kashmir News
SHRC asks Govt to ensure payment of minimum wages to employees
Srinagar,July 20, (Scoop News)- State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) today directed the state government to pay minimum wages to all the employees employed by the state government under the Minimum Wages Act. The directions were passed by the Chairman SHRC Justice (Retd) Bilal Nazki while hearing a case regarding payment of Rs 200 and Rs 500 per month to CPWs engaged by the Education Department. While passing the order, Chairman observed that prima-facia it appears to be gross violation of human rights as people are engaged by the state without even paying the minimum wages provided under the statue. Terming the report submitted by Department of Education as alarming, SHRC said that ...

Police takes cognizance of Shopian road accident
Army vehicle seized, driver detained
Srinagar, July 20, (Scoop News)- Police has taken cognizance of the road accident in which a minor girl died in Shopian today morning. Today morning a road accident took place at Village Agglar Zainpora in which a minor girl Arooba Farooq daughter of Farooq Ahmad Zargar was seriously injured after got hit by an Army vehicle. The girl was taken to Zainpora Hospital in the same vehicle but she was declared brought dead by the doctors. A case FIR number 41/2017 under section 279, 304 (A) was filed in police station Zainpora regarding the accident. Police has detained the driver and seized the vehicle involved in the accident. Further investigation into the matter is going on. ...

DIG approves In-Situ promotion of 63 police personnel of central range
Srinagar, July 20, (Scoop News)-The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Shri G.H Bhat has approved In-Situ Grade promotion of 63 Police personnel of Central Kashmir Range. The Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) comprising of SSP, Srinagar, Shri Imtiaz Ismail Parray, DDP RPHQ Srinagar, Shri Bashir Ahmad, and SO Establishment Shri Irshad Ahmad Jan, met under the Chairmanship of the Deputy Inspector General of Police, CKR, Shri G.H Bhat and granted In-Situ grade promotion to 47 head constables and 16 selection grade constables. Among these personnel, thirty four are posted in Srinagar, seven in Kargil, eleven in Budgam eight in Leh and three in Ganderbal. The DIG Shri Bhat in...

Chief Secretary chairs meeting of the Committee of Secretaries
Stresses on timely submission of UCs, addressing public grievances, undertaking field visits
Srinagar, July 20, (Scoop News)-Chief Secretary, B B Vyas Thursday underlined the importance of submitting utilization certificates (UCs) on time to pave way for speedy and effective implementation of various Centrally Sponsored Schemes. Chairing the meeting of the Committee of Secretaries (CoS), here, Chief Secretary urged Administrative Secretaries to ensure that project-wise UCs are submitted and bottlenecks if any in the utilisation of funds removed immediately. Chief Secretary observed that the Finance and Planning Departments released 50% funds of the revenue and Capex budget in...

Dr Drabu approves creation of Jammu & Kashmir Civil Supplies Corporation
'It will be game-changer in bringing transparency in Public Distribution System'
Srinagar, July 20, (Scoop News)-In a significant decision, Minister of Finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu, today gave approval to the creation of Jammu Kashmir Civil Supplies Corporation that will change the face of Public Distribution System in the State. The Minister said the Corporation will be the sole agency for procurement of food grains under Public Distribution System while maintaining Commercial Accounting System outside the Government Accounting System. "The Corporation will cover the State through an efficient procurement and distribution network while infusing transparency and accountability in the system," Dr Drabu said, while giving approval to the proposal in a meeting held here. ...

PCI team interacts with media-persons at Anantnag
Assure journalists of highlighting their grievances at appropriate forums
Anantnag, July 20, (Scoop News)-The three-member team of Press Council of India (PCI) led by S N Sinha held extensive deliberations here today with the media-persons from South Kashmir. The members of the visiting Sub-Committee include Mr C K Nayak, Dr Suman Gupta and Mr Naveen Joshi. Several media-persons from South Kashmir representing print, electronic and digital media organizations in Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian districts attended the meeting and briefed the visiting PCI team about their issues. The journalists delegation was led by S Tariq, President of the South Kas...

KEG solicits PCI's reinvestment in its tenability and integrity in J&K
Srinagar, July 20, (Scoop News)-Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) suggested a visiting sub committee of the Press Council of India (PCI) to reinvest in its efforts seriously so that its credibility in J&K is restored. One way of salvaging the credibility would be to revisit its 1991 report “Crisis and Credibility” that was a bid to undermine and subvert the institution of media in Kashmir. The report was a sort of joint venture between the PCI and the Government of India to paint the Kashmir media corps black and sail through the wider global condemnations in wake of the mass rapes in Kunan. “An institution mandated by law to protect and oversee the conduct of media permitted itself t...

Govt focused on ensuring grassroots development: Veeri
Lays foundation of Tehsil office Mattan, hands-over cheques worth Rs 56.50 among beneficiaries
Anantnag, July 20, (Scoop News)-Reaffirming his commitment for overall Development at grassroot levels, Minister for Revenue, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Abdul Rehman Veeri today laid foundation of Tehsil Office Mattan. The mega-structure would be constructed at a cost of over Rs 2 crore and would be a one stop solution of all revenue related matter for the people of the area. The mega complex will house Tehsildars Room, Court room, Meeting Room, Patwari Room besides Mohri Mal Room. The Minister had detailed discussion with officials over the DPR of the Tehsil Office and setup a deadline of ending April 2018 for its completion. Speaking on the occasi...

 
 Other Stories
Dy CM for cultural, intellectual engagement of youth
Jammu to get Writers Club soon: Priya Sethi
Jammu, July 20, (Scoop News)-Stressing on the importance of cultural and intellectual engagement of youth, Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh said involvement of children and youth in cultural activities helps in channelizing their energy towards a right perspective. The Deputy CM was speaking at the culminating day of four-day long “Celebrating Childhood” festival organised by Natrang at Abhinav Theatre, Jammu. During the programme, the Deputy CM felicitated two talented children from Jammu, Vrinda Gujral and Satyam Mehra, who proved their mettle in a talent show, Sabse Bada Kalakaar...

CUK, HKM Degree college holds Youth Summit-2017
Bandipore, July 20, (Scoop News)-In joint collaboration between Department of Students Welfare (DSW), Central University of Kashmir (CUK) and HKM Government Degree College Bandipore, Youth Summit-2017 was held at Degree College premises here. Speaking at the valedictory function, Central University of Kashmir (CUK) Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj-ud-Din advised the students to be upright in their dealings and always keep the fear of Almighty, obedience to parents and respect to elders as guiding light in their life. He informed the students to be ready to face the difficulties in life taking...

Hanjura reviews progress of MGNREGA, IAY schemes in Chrar-e-Sharif constituency
Srinagar, July 20, (Scoop News)-Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura today convened a meeting to review the progress of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) and various other schemes undertaken by Rural Development Department in Chari-Sharif Constituency. The meeting was attended by Director Rural Development Kashmir, ACD Budgam, DPO Budgam, Executive Engineer REW Budgam, and Block Development Officers of Chrar-e-Sharief, Chadoora, Surasyar, Nagam and Pakherpora. During the course of the meeting, it was given out that a total of 451 works are being executed under MGNREGA at an estimated cost of 5.90 crores in Chari-Sha...

Govt strengthening women SHGs to make them self reliant: Abdul Haq
Pulwama, , July 20, (Scoop News)-Minister for Rural Development Panchayat Raj, Law and Justice, Abdul Haq today said the government is committed to strengthen women Self Help Groups (SHGs) by providing every possible assistance to them aimed at eradicating rural poverty and to achieve overall development of rural economy. Minister said this while reviewing the functioning of State Rural Livelihood Mission (SRLM) in district Pulwama. He was accompanied by Minister of State Zahoor Ahmad Mir, MLA Pulwama Khalil Ahmad Bhand, MLA Tral Mushtaq Ahmad Shah, DC Pulwama GM Dar, Director RDD Gazanfar Hussain , Additional Mission Director JKSRLM, Ishfaq Ahmed, Additional Commissioner Development, b...

Naeem Akhtar tours Sonwar constituency
Directs expediting road, drain construction at Mulnar, Daara
Srinagar, July 20, (Scoop News)-Minister for Public Works, Naeem Akhtar, today held an extensive tour of Sonwar constituency, wherein he reviewed the construction of various developmental works. The Minister was accompanied by MLA Sonwar Mohammed Ashraf Mir, Chief Engineer PHE and I&FC and other concerned officials. During his visit to Gujjar Basti, Mulnar and Dachigam, the Minister said that the main road leading to this area would be macadamised soon. He appealed the people to cooperate in removing the encroachments so that the new road would be wide enough for plying of smooth traffic. Akhtar said that the good road would give a fillip to the local economy as the fruits and vegetab...

If Beef ban is fair in Gujrat etc. how is slaughtering animals a holy thing elsewhere? Er. Rasheed to Manohar Parikar
says we will provide you 50% discount if you purchase beef from J&K
Srinagar, July 20, (Scoop News)- Accusing BJP leadership of exploiting religious sentiments of Hindi community, AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Er. Rasheed has said that Manohar Parikar’s claim to import beef from Karnataka and western countries has exposed Sang Parivar’s hypocrisy and real face. While addressing a public meeting at Panzgam Kupwara today Er. Rasheed said “ Those killing Muslims in the name of Cows need to answer that if cows are holy only at places where BJP and Sang Parivar deems them so? If cow is holy in Gujrat how is slaughtering animals fair in Karnataka or any other part of world. Manohar Parikar’s proposal to import beef in Gawa is ample proof to conclude that ...

Education Deptt to conserve 19th century houses of Anwar Shah Kashmiri, Ghulam Ahmad Ashai
Altaf Bukhari reviews modalities
Srinagar, July 19, (Scoop News)- Recognizing the literary contribution of Moulana Anwar Shah Kashmiri (1875-1933)-- the renowned Islamic scholar and son of the soil, Department of School Education has decided to preserve Late Alama’s around 150-year-old residential house through retrofitting under the Department’s heritage conservation programme. The Education Department has also decided to go for conservation of 19th Century building blocks housing Government Girls Secondary School at Ashai Kocha, Fateh Kadal Srinagar. A high level meeting in this regard was chaired by Minister for Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari at his private office here today. Besides Farooq Ahmad, the grand...

Abdul Haq dismayed over unimpressive performance under MGNREGA in Pulwama
Pulwama , July 19, (Scoop News)- Expressing dismay over mediocre performance in implementation of MGNREGA in Pulwama, the Minister for Rural Development, Abdul Haq today took a serious note of fewer man-days generated in the district. He has ordered initiation of action against the non-performing officers in the district. Speaking at a meeting convened here to review the status of implementation of various schemes in the Rural Development sector, the Minister asked the officers to ensure transparency in the department and keep public informed about the decisions taken at village level. He said every citizen should be aware of the activities of the department and it is duty of the field st...

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