Thursday, November 15, 2018
 
 Top Stories of The Day
2 militants killed in Pulwama encounter
Srinagar, November 10 ((Scoop News)-Two unidentified militants were killed Saturday in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district, police said. Police spokesman said that as the forces were conducting the searches, the militants fired upon them. The forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter in which two militants were killed.Two killed militants were identified as Liaqat Munir Wani son of Munir Ahmad Wani resident of Below Dargund Pulwama and Wajid Ul Islam son of Muzafar Ahmad Wani resident of Babhar, Pulwama. They were affiliated with proscribed terror outfit HM. He said that both the killed terrorists were involved in a series of terror attacks on security establishments and many other civilian atrocities in the area. Liyaqat was involved in a number of terror cases and prominent among them are FIR No 69/2017 under section 307, 336, 427 RPC, 3 PPD Act, ¾ Explosive Substance Act of Police Station Pulwama, 85/2018 under section 307, 427 RPC, 7/27 IA Act & 92/2018 under section 307 RPC, 7/27 IA Act of Police Station Rajpora. Arms and ammunition including AK and INSAS...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
Snowfall of Nov 3/4 declared Special Natural Calamity
Relief enhanced to twice SDRF norms for damaged fruit trees/orchards
Jammu, November 09 ((Scoop News)-The State Executive Committee (SEC) of the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) headed by Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam Friday took stock of the extensive damages/losses caused due to untimely/unexpected and intense snowfall on 3rd and 4th November, 2018 in the Kashmir division. Principal Secretary, Home, R K Goyal, Principal Secretary, Finance, Navin K Choudhary, Commissioner Secretary, Revenue, Shahid Anayatullah, Commissioner Secretary, PWD (R&B), Khurshid Ahmad Shah and other senior officers were present in the meeting. Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan and IGP Kashmir S P Pani participated through video conferencing. Given the ex...

1371 candidates in fray for 553 Sarpanch Halqas, 5426 candidates for 4279 Panch wards
Srinagar, November 09 ((Scoop News)-For the Phase-III of Panchayat Polls, 1371 candidates are in the fray for 553 Sarpanch Halqas and 5426 candidates for 4279Panch wards across the State after scrutiny of nominations. Voting and counting for Phase-III of Panchayat Polls-2018 is scheduled be held on 24 November 2018. According to the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shaleen Kabra, for Phase-III, 129 candidates are in the fray for 59 Sarpanch Halqas and 532 candidates for 455 Panch wards in district Kupwara; 18 candidates for 8 Sarpanch Halqas and 70 for 66Panch wards in district Bandipora; 51 candidates for 40 Sarpanch Halqas and 151 for 348PanchHalqas in district Baramulla; 20 candidates fo...

JK Governor reallocates Departments to Advisors
Srinagar, November 09 ((Scoop News)-The Governor Satya Pal Malik today reallocated the Departments to Advisors B B Vyas, K Vijay Kumar, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai and Kewal KrishanSharma. As per a notification issued by the General Administration Department (GAD) here this evening, the Planning, Development & Monitoring, Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Ladakh Affairs, Election, Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation & Reconstruction, Revenue,Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Tribal Affairs, ARI & Trainings, Agriculture Production and Horticulture have been allocated to Advisor B B Vyas. The Departments of Home, Forests, Ecology & Environment, Health & Medical Education, Youth, Ser...

Panchayat Polls-2018: CEO issues notification for Phase-7
Srinagar, November 09 ((Scoop News)-The Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shaleen Kabra today issued the notification for conduct of the seventh phase of Panchayati Polls-2018 to elect Sarpanches and Panches. The notification has been issued for Block Trehgam, Qadirabad, and Qaziabad in District Kupwara, Naidkhai in District Bandipora, Rafiabad and Pattan in Baramulla District, Safapora in District Ganderbal, Sukhnag and Parnewain Budgam District, Shadimarg in District Pulwama, Kapran and Hermain in District Shopian, Pombay in Kulgam District and Breng, Larnoo and Sagam in District Anantnag of Kashmir Division. In Jammu Division, the Panchayati elections will be held in the seventh Phase in B...

 
 Ladakh News
Ladakh Scouts inducts 172 young recruits after undergoing rigorous training
Gen Joshi gives away awards to soldiers for their outstanding performance during training
Leh(Ladakh), November 11, (Scoop News)-An impressive attestation parade was held at the Regimental Centre of Ladakh Scouts while inducting 172 young recruits after undergoing rigorous training. The recruits took oath in unison to serve the nation with dedication belonged to different parts of the region and were awarded medals for their outstanding performance during the training. The ceremony held in accordance with highest traditions of the Indian army, was reviewed by the Corps Commander of the Fire and Fury Corps and the Colonel of the Regiment JAK RIF besides Ladakh Scouts, Lieutenant General, YK Joshi, was also attended by a wide range of civil and military dignitaries, w...

United Leh defeats Avengers by 58 runs, 30 cricket teams participate
motto of tournament ‘alcohol, smoking and plastic free region’
Leh(Ladakh), November 11, (Scoop News)-Organised by Tip Top Sports and Cultural Society Youth Wing Leh, the United Leh has lifted the title trophy of 3rd Tip Top T20 Cricket Tournament in which 30 clubs representing different regions including Kashmir and Doda had participated. The final match was played between United Leh and Avenger. After winning the toss, United Leh opted to bat first. They scored 225 runs for four wickets in the 20 over game. Chasing the target, the Avengers could score only 167 runs in their stipulated 20 over play. The winning team United Leh was awarded cash reward of rupees 50,000 and a trophy who won the game by 58 runs. The runners up team, Aven...

DC Kargil visits stranded passengers at Khree Sultan Chow Stadium
Kargil,November 09 ((Scoop News)-Deputy ComDC Kargil visits stranded passengers at Khree Sultan Chow Stadium KARGIL, NOVEMBER 09: Srinagar, November 09 ((Scoop News)- Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Vikas Kundal on Friday visited Khree Sultan Chow Sports Stadium here and took stock of the facilities being provided to the stranded passengers by the district administration due to the closure of the Kargil Srinagar National Highway due to snowfall. The Deputy Commissioner impressed upon the concerned officers to ensure that boarding and lodging facilities including beddings, heating facilities, hygienic food and water, toilet facilities, clothing materials, medicare and other es...

LAHDC-Leh elects youngest CEC, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal
Gyal Wangyal is new Dy. CEC
Leh, November 09 (Scoop News)- Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, Councillor Martselang was elected unopposed and unanimously as the new Chairman/CEC of LAHDC, Leh at Council Assembly Hall today. Likewise, Gyal P Wangyal, Councilor Sakti was elected unopposed and unanimously as the Deputy CEC, LAHDC, Leh. CEO, LAHDC/DC Leh, Avny Lavasa who is also the election officer declared the results after two proposals each for CEC and Dy. CEC was accepted unopposed by all the elected members of 5th Hill Council. Councilor Upper Leh Ven Lobzang Nyantak seconded by Phunchok Stanzin, Councilor Skurbuchan pro...

Chairman LC takes stock of snow clearance work on Kargil Srinagar Road
Stranded passengers being provided with boarding, lodging facilities
Kargil,November 08 (Scoop News)-Chairman Legislative Council Haji Anayat Ali took stock of the snow clearance operations on the Srinagar-Kargil road at a meeting of the concerned officers at Tourist Facilitation Center, Biamathang here today. Superintendent of Police Kargil Dr Vinod Kumar, Additional Deputy Commissioner Kargil Sonam Chosjor, Chief Engineer Vijayak Brig A K Sohal, Commander 762 BRTF Col Rajeev Lohani besides other officers of the Civil, Police Administration and Vijayak attended the meeting. The concerned officers informed the Chairman that snow clearance work is in progress from both ends of the Zojila Pass and the road is expected to be cleared for vehicular traffic tom...

CEC Kargil inspects snow clearance work on Kargil-Srinagar road
Kargil, November 08 (Scoop News)-Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan convened a meeting at the Council Secretariat here today in order to review the position of snow clearance work on the Kargil-Srinagar Road Executive Councilor for R&B Nasir Hussain Munshi and Project Vijayak authorities also participated in the meeting. It was decided in the meeting to deploy one dozer from zero point to India gate to ease up the snow clearance work which is getting delayed due to the poor work performance. It was given in the meeting that the road is expected to be cleared by tomorrow evening subject to clear weather conditions. The CEC and the EC R&B hailed the efforts of t...

DEO Leh issues training schedule for polling staff
Leh, November 08 (Scoop News)-For the upcoming Panchayat elections in Leh district, the District Panchayat Election Officer Leh Avny Lavasa today issued training schedule for the staff and polling parties. As per the order, the government employees working in Leh and Kharu Tehsils are directed to attend the training program on 10th November at Sindhu Sanskrit Kendra, Leh at 10.30 am to 01.30 pm. The employees working in Nyoma, Khaltsi, Saspol, Nobra Sumoor, Diskit and Durbuk tehsils are directed to attend the election training on 10th November from 2.00 am to 5.00 pm at Sindhu Sanskrit Kendra, Leh. The second and final training for the employees of Leh and Kharutehsils shall be held on 1...

Demand for a separate university in Ladakh region intensifies
left with no other option thousands of students forced to study outside their region
Leh(Ladakh), November 8, (Scoop News)-A seething anger is simmering among the local people who have been demanding a fully fledged separate university instead of a satellite campus of Kashmir University in the region. Thousands of Ladakhi students are pursuing their higher studies in Jammu, Chandigarh, Delhi and elsewhere in the country at present due to absence of an autonomous university in the region which constitutes about 60 percent of the area of the entire state with a population of nearly three hundred thousand souls. Hundreds of students took to streets last week in Jammu, the winter capital of the north Himalayan state, demanding a separate university for their region. L...

 
 Debate
Is Imran riding the tiger?
K.N. Pandita For three days there was shut down, disruption of law and order, rampage and unleashing of violence and anger in the length and breadth of Pakistan following the radio broadcast of PM Imran Khan. He tried to his agitated compatriots a sane and sensible advice in the context of the Supreme Court’s verdict on Asia Bibi case of blasphemy. The Supreme Court said that there was no irrefutable evidence to prove blasphemy against Asia Bibi, a Christian woman mother of five children. The case has been hanging fire nine years by now. The court has set her free/ The rabid and fanatical religious extremists in Pakistan felt deeply humiliated by this pronouncement of th...

Governor Speaks
B L Saraf In a rather unusual vein , Governor Satya Pal Malik opened up his mind to the public through the medium of an interview telecast by a Delhi TV Channel . The interview is unique in some respects . It revealed things which may have far and wide resonance . Governor raised serious questions on the working of PSC, saying a youth was selected even without appearing in the examination . Malik exposed ‘ scams ‘ committed during previous PDP/BJP Government. He referred to the employment in JK Bank and said complete selection list of 582 candidates was set aside to appoint political workers in their place . The public ...

Rahul Gandhi – not the next PM ?
B L Saraf Rahul Gandhi will not be our next Prime Minister ! Well , this is not what the post May , 2019 makeup of the Lok Sabha dictates . That scenario is far away . Nor is it prophesied by a keen pollster . The soldiers whom Rahul Gandhi ( R G ) is supposed to marshal as a General of the Indian National Congress and who are expected to fight the poll battle for him are telling us so . Salman Khurshid a senior Congress leader and a’ family’ trusted man has said that Congress cannot on its own form the next government in New Delhi . It will have to rely on other parties . One of his statem...

Will Modi, Malik Listen To Jammu’s ‘Mann Ke Baat’?
Straight Talk
K.B. Jandial Every region or area in a State has its own aspirations, sentiments and political demands which, if fall within the ambit of the Constitution, must be respected & honoured and sincere endeavors be made to fulfill these. But most of the times aspirations of one or the other politically or strategically important region or area overshadow the aspirations of the other regions leading to perpetual feeling of neglect among its people and the regions are taken for granted. Jammu falls in this category. The dawn of democracy with Accession to India with end of Dogra monarchy rule in J&K saw this unfortunate trend with Kashmir region remaining the prime focus of every...

Why not celebrate Accession Day Officially?
Straight Talk
K. B. Jandial In an interview with a national daily, Governor Satya Pal Malik has admitted that “India has made mistakes…” in Kashmir. No one can dispute it. One of the “mistakes” is the confusion created on J&K’s Accession for which the nation is paying heavily till date. Accession is integral to Kashmir solution. Constitutionally and politically, there is absolutely no confusion on the finality of Accession but the pampered Kashmir based mainstream politicians continue to harp on ‘conditional’ Accession as if it can be revoked at their whims which privilege even the Maharaja didn’t have. Maharaja Hari Singh signed the same Instrument of Accession (IoA) acceding J&K to Ind...

U L B Election - Bag of mixed messages
B L Saraf Election is an essential attribute of democracy and an important tool to forge a participatory relationship between the citizenry and their governors . However, in Kashmir they carry a different story which , unfortunately , doesn’t tell an encouraging tale . Starting with elections of 1951 – held to frame the Constituent Assembly – till 1987, that formed INC / NC coalition government , election process , barring 1977 ,hasn’t lived up to the desired purpose . On the contrary , it has generated lot of negatively which has resulted in chaos and turmoil . Some say , it is the after effect of 1987 Assemb...

No State has law like Article 35A, Governor Sahib
Straight Talk
K. B. Jandial None of the past 12 Governors of J&K has spoken as candidly as the incumbent Governor Satya Pal Malik has been doing ever since he was sworn in on 23 August this year. Many a times, it appeared that the Governor has transcended the constitutional boundaries of the coveted office he holds but then, nowadays some Governors are seen to even speaking on TV channels through ‘phone-in’ while some others have raked up controversies by publically speaking against the State Governments, they constitutionally headed. When the new Governor publically spoke for the first time at the launch of India Post Payments Bank facility at SKICC on 1st October, 2018, it was tak...

Pakistan Constitution and Human Rights: inherent contradiction
K.N. Pandita UN Secretary General, now on a visit to India, pontificates that India should take care of human rights in Kashmir. It shows he is not well informed on the history of Kashmir issuer or is under pressure from Pakistani and Islamic lobby. The right thing for him to do was to visit Pakistan and go deep into the human rights situation in that country. Let us summaries it for his quick reading and understanding. Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations is actually the Magna Charta of minority rights. It urges member States to institutionalize protection and promotion of human rights of its citizens without discrimination. Pakistan is signat...

 Jammu News
Congress blames BJP for depriving women of 33% quota in ULB elections
Jammu, November 11, (Scoop News)-A meeting of senior leadership of the congress party comprising AICC members from Jammu province was held here Sunday under the chairmanship of PCC president, G.A. Mir. The meeting took stock of the overall political scenario in the state besides reviewing the organizational activities in the wake of recent ULB elections and ongoing election to the Panchayats in the state and discussed the strategy to gear up to expose the BJP for the future elections in the state. The party leaders felt the need to counter the fake propaganda and strategy of the BJP to further polarize the situation in the wake of coming general elec...

Chander Mohan Gupta, Purnima Sharma file nominations as Mayor, Dy. Mayor
Jammu, November 10 ((Scoop News)-Bharatiya Janata Party, Jammu & Kashmir today nominated its State Treasurer and Councillor from Ward No. 33, Chander Mohan Gupta as its Mayor Candidate and State Vice-President & Councillor from Ward No. 1, Advocate Purnima Sharma as Candidate for Dy. Mayor in the prestigious Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC), the elections of which were held after a gap of 13 years in the state. Earlier, in the morning, meeting of all the elected Councillors of JMC from BJP, was held at BJP’s state headquarter, Trikuta Nagar. The meeting was chaired by BJP State Vice-President & Councillor Parmod Kapahi, which was duly graced with the presence of MP (Lok Sabha) Jugal Kis...

Implement OBC schemes vigorously: Teli tells Govt
Kathua,November 10 ((Scoop News)- National Conference OBC Cell has sought effective and we'll coordinated effort for implementation of various schemes ameliorating the lot of weaker sections in Jammu and Kashmir. He also emphasized the need for enhancing the reservation quota for these sections bringing this at par with per several other states of the country. The meeting at Chak Munsifdar ( Palli Morh) Block Barnoti Tehsil and District Kathua organized by S. Gurcharan Singh Block President OBC Cell Barnoti Block Making several demands at the meeting of the cell, Mr Teli also demanded one time issuance of the OBC Certificate on the analogy of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe...

Darshan Magotra appointed as trade union head of PDP
PDP is committed to address problems of employees: Choudhary, Bhagat
Jammu, November 10 (Scoop News)-Member of the Legislative Council (MLC) and general secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Surinder Choudhary on Saturday said that PDP was committed to address grievances of the employees. He reminded that during tenure of previous coalition regime headed by Mehbooba Mufti a number of steps were taken to solve long pending demands of the government as well as Public Sector Employees. Mr Choudhary was addressing a function to felicitate Mr Darshan Magotra on his appointment as president of the Trade Union wing of the party at PDP headquarters Gandhi Nagar. Mr Magotra was appointed as president of the trade union of the party was PDP president M...

100% target achieved in Kathua, Leh, Kargil
Atal Dulloo reviews progress of MR vaccination campaign
Jammu, November 09 ((Scoop News)-Under the Chairmanship of Principal Secretary, Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo, a divisional level review meeting regarding Measles- Rubella Vaccination Campaign was held for Jammu Division here today at Gandhi Nagar Government Hospital Jammu. The meeting was attended by Director, Health Services Jammu, Dr Samir Mattoo, Director, Family Welfare, Dr Arun Sharma, Assistant Director, Family Welfare, Jammu, State Immunization Officer, CMOs, Deputy CMOs, DIOs of all Districts of Jammu Division, BMOs of Rajouri and Doda districts beside SMO, WHO Jammu. During the deliberations, the Principal Secretary was informed that a total of 37,72,960 children wi...

Advisor Vyas listens to public grievances at Jammu, directs for early redress
Jammu, November 09 ((Scoop News)-Advisor to Governor B B Vyas Friday convened a public outreach programme here under the aegis of JK Governor’s Grievance Cell and gave on the spot directions to the concerned for speedy redressal of the grievances being faced by the people. The public outreach was attended by senior officers of the District Administration, Rural Development, Housing and Urban Development, PDD, Relief and other departments Over 354 people comprising 27 delegations and individuals apprised the Advisor with their issues and sought the intervention of the Governor’s administration in ensuring their redressal in a time-bound manner. A delegation of left out 2014 flood victims ...

Rafiq Malik appointed State President PDP Labour Wing
Jammu, November 09 ((Scoop News)-President People Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti has appointed the Rafiq Malik as the State President Labour Wing (unorganized labour wing). An order was issued in this regard by the party leadership today. On the occasion, Rafiq Malik was felicitated by the senior party workers in the presence of other workers. Addressing on the occasion PDP MLC Surinder Choudhary said that Labour cell without any head, no one was there was to raise their issue and PDP is the only party, which has took this step. Now those people will also get the support of our party and new State President Rafiq Malik will solve their issues, which were pending from a long time...

Rana felicitates Arushi Kotwal for winning 4 medals in int’l chess championship
Jammu, November 09 ((Scoop News)-National Conference Provincial President Devender Singh Rana on Friday complimented Arushi Kotwal for winning three silver and one bronze medal in 14th Asian Schools Chess Championship 2018 held at Sri Lanka in July last. The medals include individual silver and three team medals in the matches played between July 7 and July 15, 2018. “It is a great honour for the State in general and the young girl in particular, who made us all proud”, Mr Rana said while felicitating Arushi Kotwal, a 10th class student in BSF, Sr. Secondary School, Jammu and the youngest Sher-i-Kashmir Sports awardee for the year 2011-2012 and State awardee for the year 2016. ...

 
 Kashmir News
Mirwaiz conveys warm greetings to entire Muslim Ummah on Eid Milad ul Nabi
to deliver sermon on Khawaja Digar after Zuhar prayers at Naqashband seb.
Srinagar, November 10, (Scoop News)-Extending his warm greetings to the entire Muslim Ummah on the arrival of Islamic month Rabi-ul -Awal, in which Prophet Muhammad was born, patron Mutahida Majlis-e-Ulema and All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq urged people to follow the footsteps of prophet and to make it the way of living. He said that it was on the 12th Rabi-ul-Awal, Prophet was born and with his birth he brought a revolution in human thinking, faith, civilization and culture which did not only change the lives of the people but altered the geography of the world. In his message to the Muslims of the world in general and those living in Jammu K...

Announced scale of relief for damaged orchards quite inadequate: CPI (M)
Provide adequate compensation to damaged trees
Srinagar, November 10 ((Scoop News)-Terming the announced scale of relief under “state-specific special natural calamity” for damaged orchards due to recent heavy snowfall as quite inadequate, CPI (M) Saturday demanded adequate compensation to the farmers, whose trees got damaged due to the snowfall. CPI (M) held a protest rally at Press Enclave/Pratap Park, demanding adequate compensation to the snow affected growers. Farmers from different areas of Kashmir had assembled to participate in the rally. Shouting slogans, they demanded the Government should take into account the scale of damage caused by the snowfall while finalizing the compensation package. The rally was addressed by C...

Advisor Ganai visits Pulwama, takes stock of damages to horticulture, agriculture sectors
Pulwama,November 09 ((Scoop News)-Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganie today visited Pulwama to have a first-hand appraisal of the assessment of damage to horticulture and agriculture sectors in the district. He was accompanied by Vice-Chancellor SKUAST, Nazir Ahmad Malik, Director Horticulture, Manzoor Ahmad Qadri, Director Agriculture, Syed Aijaz Indrabi, Director Sericulture, Gulzar Shabnam, Director Horticulture Marketing and Planning Syed Shahnaz Bukhari, DC Pulwama G.M Dar, SSP Pulwama Chandan Kohli and other senior officers from various departments were present during the visit. The Advisor interacted with various delegations from all across the district to put forth their gri...

Civic Polls: DPEO G’bal appoints ROs, AROs for block Safapora
Ganderbal, November 09 ((Scoop News)-District Panchayat Election Officer (DPEO) Ganderbal, Dr. Piyush Singla today appointed two Returning Officers (ROs) and six Assistant Returning Officers (AROs) for seventh phase 7th of Panchayat Elections 2018 in block Safapora. It was said that nomination papers can be obtained free of cost from the concerned ROs/AROs and Assistant Returning Officers Headquarter besides duly filled nomination papers shall have to be submitted in the office of concerned ROs/AROs or Assistant Returning Officers Headquarter. The ARO Headquarter is located at Joint Director Planning (Chief Planning Officer) Ganderbal, Room number 215, Mini Secretariat Complex, Ganderbal....

Restrictions imposed near encounter sites in Baramulla
Srinagar, November 09 ((Scoop News)- District Magistrate Baramulla, Dr. Nasir Ahmad Naqash, today imposed restrictions on the movement of people under section 144 CrPC within the radius of 3 kms from counter-insurgency operation sites falling within the jurisdiction of Baramulla district. He said that the order shall remain in force for a period of 60 days. It was said that in case of any exigency, local population can seek the assistance of the district administration or police. The DM said that these restrictions shall not apply to the movement of ambulances, medical staff and government employees. ...

Valley fruit growers call on Advisor Ganai
Srinagar, November 09 ((Scoop News)-A delegation of Kashmir Valley Fruit Growers Cum Dealers Union (KVFG) today called on the Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai and appraised him about the damage of orchards due to recent untimely snowfall in the State. The delegation led by its Chairman Bashir Ahmad Bashir also comprised of representatives from Sopore, Anantnag, Char-e-Sharief and other districts. They demanded adequate compensation for the losses suffered by them due to the recent snowfall. The Advisor gave a patient hearing to the delegation and assured that their grievances and demands would be redressed at the earliest. He also assured them that he will bring into the notice ...

If unofficial talks with Taliban, why not with Separatists in J&K: Vakil tells GoI
Srinagar, November 09 (Scoop News)-President Jammu and Kashmir Bachao Tehreek and former minister Abdul Gani Vakil Friday asked New Delhi that if it can talk to Taliban, what stops it from talking to Hurriyat and separatist leadership in Jammu and Kashmir State. In a statement issued here, Vakil reacting to the statement made by India that it will participate, at a “non-official level”, in the meeting being hosted by Russia on Afghanistan where representatives of the Taliban were present, said why there can't be the same level of talks with separatists in J&k "Such efforts will bring a long pending peace to the conflict torn state of Jammu and Kashmir and will carve out ways for sust...

Ganai takes stock of post-snowfall situation in Anantnag
Directs for speedy restoration of essential services, assures help to fruit growers
Anantnag,November 08 (Scoop News)- Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ganai today reviewed the restoration of water, power supply, clearance of roads and supply of essentials commodities, like rice, atta, sugar, K. Oil & LPG in the district at a high-level meeting at Dak Bungalow Khannabal, Anantnag. The District Development Commissioner, Anantnag, Mohammad Younis Malik informed the Advisor about the restoration of basic services and said that there is no shortage of essential commodities in the district. The meeting was informed that at present 61349 Qtls of rice and 11060 Qtls of wheat are available at FCI Depot Mir Bazaar while as out of the allocation of 46107 Qtls rice, 20800 Qtls rice have...

 
 Other Stories
Delegation from Kishtwar meets Governor
Jammu, November 09 (Scoop News)-A delegation from Kishtwar accompanied by MLAs Sh. Bali Bhagat and Sh. Sunil Sharma met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Governor was present on the occasion. The delegation shared their safety and security concerns with Governor in the aftermath of killing of two political leaders in the Kishtwar town and put forth various suggestions to allay sense of fear among people. The delegation suggested installation of CCTvs, restoration of night patrolling, and strengthening of security grid in the town. T...

India's unoffical participation in talks with Taliban in Moscow is laughable:Er Rasheed
Says rather poking nose in Afghanistan India must talk to militant leadership in J&K
Srinagar, November 09 (Scoop News)-Calling New Delhi’s claims that it’s talks with Taliban along with other stake holders in Masco to discuss Afghan issue as laughable, AIP President Er. Rasheed has said that New Delhi stands exposed for its hypocrisy, double standards and confusions. In a statement issued today Er. Rasheed said “On one hand New Delhi accuses various resisting forces including Taliban of being Islamic radicals and calls them threat to world peace but on the other hand engages itself with them and calls the talks non-official. One wonders what New Delhi means by official and unofficial. While all peace loving quarters must welcome peace efforts in any part of the wor...

SPO killed, 2 injured as vehicle falls into gorge
Jammu, November 09 ((Scoop News)-A special police officer (SPO) of Jammu and Kashmir Police was killed while 2 brothers were seriously injured when a load carrier they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge in Doda district on Friday morning. The load carrier, which was on its way to Doda from Gath, skidded off the road as the driver lost control over the vehicle while negotiating a sharp curve and fell into a 150-feet deep gorge, police said. SHO, Doda, Sunil Sharma said, police rushed the injured to a hospital where doctors declared one of them as brought dead, while the seriously injured persons are undergoing treatment. The deceased SPO has been identi...

Army organises Awaami Mela at Ganthmulla
Srinagar, November 09 (Scoop News)-True to its tradition, the Army has always believed in reaching out to the people, while ensuring their safety and maintaining peace at all times. It has been the Army’s constant endeavour to connect with the Awaam to provide them a conducive environment to flourish, prosper and at the same time feel secure and live peacefully. To further this objective, the Army organised an Awaami Mela on 08th November at Barrage Ground, Ganthmulla which was dedicated to Shaheed Mohd Maqbool Sherwani, also known as the “Saviour of Baramulla” who facilitated in halting the march of Kabailis towards Srinagar till the Indian Army reached Baramulla and drove out the Kab...

Capacity building tour for the youth of Kashmir flagged in
Srinagar, November 09 (Scoop News)- To provide an exposure of the rich social and cultural heritage of our nation to the students of Army Goodwill School, Boniyar and widen their horizons of knowledge and opportunities, an educational cum motivational tour to Srinagar, Jammu, Delhi, Agra and Jaipur was organised by the Army from 25th October 2018. During the tour, the students witnessed the cultural diversity, architectural excellence and technological advancements in the country. In Srinagar, a visit to Chashme Shahi and Dal Lake was arranged followed by move to Banihal. At Jammu, the students visited Bahu Fort, Baag-e-Bahu and Jammu Aquarium which was followed by visit to Red F...

IUST celebrates ‘Foundation Day’
Awantipora, November 08 (Scoop News)-Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) celebrated its 13th Foundation Day with much fervor here today. The event that had multiple sessions and performances was organized by Islamic University Faculty Association (IUFA) which also unveiled its official logo on this occasion. While congratulating the entire IUST fraternity, Vice Chancellor IUST, Prof Mushtaq A. Siddiqi who was the chief guest during the event lauded the efforts put forward by everyone involved with the university right from its inception and put on record the contribution...

K K Sharma assumes office as Advisor to Governor JAMMU, NOVEMBER08:Mr
Jammu, November 08 (Scoop News)-Kewal Krishan Sharma,who has served as Chief Secretary of Delhi and Goa, today assumed office as 4th Advisor to the Governor Satya Pal Malik. Governor already has three Advisors including B B Vyas, K Vijay Kumar and Khurshid Ahmad Ganai. Sharma, a 1983 batch AGMUT Cadre IAS officer, belongs to Billawar town of district Kathua. During his service career spanning around 30 years has held various positions. He was Union Secretary PWD during 2009 and was then promoted as Principal Secretary PWD. He also served as Secretary, Union Ministry of Human Resource De...

Snow Clearance work completed on Mughal Road
Jammu, November 08 (Scoop News)- Snow clearance work was completed today on the historical Mughal road from both sides Shopian and Poonch, officials of the Mughal road division said. The officials said that road has been almost cleared from snow and the decision for throwing the road open for vehicular movement would be jointly taken by Deputy Commissioner Shopian and his counterpart in Poonch. Officials from Mughal road division Shopian told that after the heavy snowfall at Peer Ki Gali on 03 November 2018 the Mughal Road was closed for traffic from both Poonch and Shopian side. On the ...

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