Saturday, August 23, 2014
 
 Top Stories of The Day
PDP to focus on political, development, unemployment issues: Mehbooba
Srinagar, August 23, (Scoop News)- Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehbooba Mufti has said though Gulmarg-Tanmarg constituency has the potential of becoming one of the economic power houses of the state on the strength of its tourism potential alone, but lack of development in the area has resulted in immense problems of infrastructure and amenities for its residents. During an extensive tour of the constituency in which she visited more than 30 villages, Mehbooba said there was hardly any visible sign of development in the area with the people complaining of lack of drinking water, irrigation facilities, power deficit, scarcity of ration and very poor condition of most of the internal roads. She was told that none of the hundred odd villages in Tanmarg assembly constituency has filtered water supply available to it. While thanking the people, who had come out in large numbers to greet and listen to her, for having voted for the PDP candidate, Muzzafar Husain Baig in the recent Lok Sabha elections, Mehbooba said her party treats itself as accountable to the people for...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
Kichloo visits firing affected hamlets
Gives away Rs 1 lakh each to families of deceased, Rs 10 thousand to injured
R S Pura, August 23, (Scoop News)- Minister of state for Home, Sajjad Ahmed Kichloo today visited the border hamlets where two persons were killed and five others were injured in overnight firing by Pakistani troops. The Minister met the families of the deceased persons and expressed heartfelt condolence. He told the bereaved families that the people of the entire state share their grief adding that the government would take every measure to ensure safety and security of the life and property of the people of border areas. He directed the administration to ensure providing all basic amenities to the affected people. The Minister also handed over ex-gratia relief of Rs one lakh cheq...

IWT puts J&K in disadvantageous position: Omar
Flags necessity for return of NHPC projects
Srinagar, August 23, (Scoop News)-Flagging the issue of return of power projects by NHPC to the State as of significant importance and critically essential for the energy supply and economic development in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Saturday reiterated that losses caused to the State on account of Indus Water Treaty (IWT) are enormous. Omar Abdullah said that while both India and Pakistan have been benefited by Indus Water Treaty, the State of Jammu and Kashmir has been put to disadvantageous position. He said due to this treaty Jammu and Kashmir cannot utilize its wate...

Speaker seeks cooperation to make Autumn Assembly Session successful
Srinagar, August 22, (Scoop News)- Continuing his efforts to make ensuing Autumn Assembly Session smooth and hassle free, the Speaker Legislative Assembly Mubarak Gul today convened a meeting of party leaders/chief whips of all political parties in his chamber at the Assembly complex. Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Hassan Mir, Minister for Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs Mir Saifullah were present in the meeting besides legislators Dr. Mustafa Kamal, Prof. Chaman Lal Gupta and Abdul Rehman Veeri. Speaker urged upon the party ...

Hindu can be CM of J&K, asserts BJP
Jammu,August 22,(Scoop News)- There is nothing in the law or the Constitution of India or the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir which bars a Hindu from becoming the Chief Minister of the state, party state spokesperson Arun Kumar Gupta has said. The controversy started by the National Conference, the Congress and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on the issue is entirely misplaced. All the three parties are trying to mislead the people of the state in an attempt to derail the BJP bandwagon, Gupta added. The three parties are unnerved by the success of the BJP in the state and want to thwart its rise to power in the coming Legislative Assembly elections. Every day, more and more peop...

 
 Ladakh News
RGNIYD & LEDeG organizes workshop on ‘Advocacy and Leadership’
Leh, August 23, (Scoop News)- Five-day residential workshop on ‘Advocacy and Leadership’ organized by Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD) and Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG) concluded today after having an interactive session ‘Bridging Leadership’ with Councilors of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Leh chaired by the Chief Executive Councilor Rigzin Spalbar at Leh. It was attended by over 50 youth leaders from different institutions, youth organizations and local NGOs. Experts from diverse areas facilitated technical sessions on different topics through wide range of participatory methodologies. Rigzin Spalbar appreciated RGNI...

DIET, Leh organizes 6-days orientation course for Kindergarten teachers
Leh,August 23,(Scoop News)-Organized by DIET, Leh, 6-days orientation course for Kindergarten teachers of govt schools concluded today at DIET, Leh. The course was participated by about 50 teachers who were trained in different Kindergarten methods of teaching including play way methods. Talking about the orientation course, Principal DIET, Leh Konchok Angmo said that DIET, Leh is very serious about strengthening the primary level education in all the govt schools of Leh district and from last three years DIET, Leh is fully engaged in organizing such trainings at Leh and other sub divisions of the district and said that their endeavour has already showing encouraging results. Express...

AIIMS to organize one week medical camp in SNM hospital
Leh, August 22, (Scoop News)- In view of the one week medical camp by super specialist doctors from AIIMS to be held in SNM hospital, Leh from August 25, 2014 a significant meeting was convened by EC Health, Dr. Sonam Wangchuk today to review the arrangements made by distt Health Deptt in this regard. The meeting was attended by CMO, Medical Suptd., and specialist doctors. Chairing the meeting, Dr. Angchuk said that it is a good opportunity for the medical fraternity of Leh district to offer their services to the people of the region. He urged upon the local doctors to take seriously their responsibility and work in a coordinated manner to make this medical camp a great success. He...

CEC urges for opening up of separate Ladakhi Women Regiment in army
Leh, August 21, (Scoop News)- A team of National Security Advisory Body ( 2013-15) GoI headed by P.C. Haldar, Former Director, IB today in a meeting with Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Leh Rigzin Spalbar at Leh discussed different security issues of Leh district concerning defence, food, economy, environment and others. Welcoming the members of NSAB to Leh, CEC put forth different important issues of Leh district specially to make Ladakh self sustainable which can only be achieved through land based economy and made the members understand about the disadvantages of govt. subsidies and unsustainable ways of income through tourism and army in Ladkah. Detailing about the valuab...

Spalbar calls Nubra valley an ornament of Ladakh
Leh, August 20, (Scoop News)- The Kunrogs Tsogspa of Diskit, Nubra today celebrated the valedictory function of the 3 days long Annual Fund Raising Mela organized at Mini Stadium, Diskit and CEC, LAHDC, Rigzin Spalbar was the chief guest on the occasion. He was accompanied by EC, Health Dr. Sonam Wangchuk and MLA, Nubra, Tsetan Namgial. Addressing the gathering, CEC said that the coming generation is the future of Ladakh and stressed that the responsibility is on our shoulders to pass on our identity, moral values and cultural heritage to these budding youngsters in its true sense. “It is our primary duty to provide our children with all the facilities, knowledge and wisdom to make the...

Jora inaugurates Community Hall; says Leh at par with Jammu, Srinagar
in terms of dev
Leh, August 19, (Scoop News)- Minister for Urban Development & Urban Local Bodies, Nawang Rigzin Jora today inaugurated a Community Hall here today. MLC Norboo Gyaltsan, CEC, LAHDC, Rigzin Spalbar, ECs and concerned district officers were present on the occasion. The Community Hall has been completed at an estimated cost of Rs. 65.30 lac under various schemes. In his speech Jora said in terms of development Leh district stands at par with Jammu and Kashmir in terms of road connectivity, district hospital, Mini Secretariat, etc. The people of Ladakh live a hard life combating all the challenges of harsh weather and other geographical constraints; still we have been exemplary in preserv...

We are politicians not by chance, but by choice;Jora
Leh, August 19, (Scoop News)- The minister for Urban Dev. & Local Bodies Rigzin Jora today inaugurated the community hall of Diskit Tsal, the largest community so far in the district. CEC, LAHDC, Rigzin Spalbar, ECs, MLC Norboo Gyaltsan, President INC, Leh, Tsering Samphel and concerned district officers were also present on the occasion. The Rural Dev. Deptt was the executing agency and the community hall has been completed at an estimated cost of Rs. 65.30 lac from 2011-12 to 2013-14 under various schemes. “We are politicians not by chance, but by choice. We have joined politics with ...

People's Liberation Army (PLA) enters Indian territory in Ladakh again
Leh, August 18, (Scoop News Desk)- Chinese Army People's Liberation Army (PLA) has dared India again with another incursion in Ladakh. People's Liberation Army has set up tents inside the Indian Territory in Demchok in Ladakh. Bharatiya Janata Party MP Thupstan Chhewang said that the Chinese Army has destroyed nomads' tents in the area and have tried to erect their tents. The incursion happened on Friday. "It is a very serious issue, I am in touch with the sarpanch of the area," Chhewang said. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said,"It's important to see if they come and go and they stay in our territory. Right from the beginning we have faced problems of trespassing due to la...

 
 Debate
AFSPA and Omar Abdulla
Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani On 5 May 2014 Ex-President of PaK General Sardar Mohammad Anwar Khan proposed my name at the one-Day International Conference on Kashmir organised by Kashmir American Council at a local hotel in Islamabad Pakistan for the position of Plebiscite Advisor to the Government of PaK to assist in carrying forward the constitutional duty of the Government of PaK and Government of Pakistan under UNCIP Resolutions for holding a Plebiscite. The Constitutional duty to appoint a Plebiscite Advisor is provided in Section 8 of “Azad Jammu and Kashmir Government Act 19...

Meeting with the Ambassador of Palestine
Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani Being in Pakistan after my last visit in October 2009 and my longest ever stay since 1990 all have been an experience in human endurance. The weather was hot and it was my first Ramazan in Pakistan during all these years. Ramazan sets in a new timing and behaviour of work. The most difficult part of my stay was to make the choices in my engagements towards the last two days of my stay. It entailed declining many meetings or visits and seeking a spiritual guidance to make the right choice. I decided to give priority to my scheduled meeting with H.E. Mr. Walid Abu Ali Ambassador of the State of Palestine and went to meet him on Friday on 8 August 201...

My neighbour, the environmentalist
What does the Kashmiri separatist machinery achieve by preventing 40 persons from undertaking an ancient pilgrimage?
By Rahul Pandita If you ever happen to drive towards Srinagar airport in Kashmir Valley, and if you have a little time to spare, take a little detour towards your left. Go to the posh Hyderpora colony off the airport road, and ask any passer-by for directions to the house of the pro-Pakistan separatist leader, Syed Ali Geelani. Chances are that he will meet you. He is an extremely polite person — he never raises his voice and the expression on his face hardly changes. If he likes you, he will, after instructing his staff to get you tea, hold your hand and ask you to be the am...

An Incestuous Relationship - Terrorists, Underworld and Intelligence Agencies
By Brig Anil Gupta A recent report in the media of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim joining hand with Boko Haram has once again highlighted the fact that the dreaded terrorist cum don of the underworld is actively pursuing his anti-India activities from Pakistan. Boko Haram is a militant Islamist organisation based in Northern Nigeria. It is influenced by Wahhabi radical philosophy. This salafi-jihadi group aims to create an Islamic state in Nigeria. It is an affiliate of Al Qaida in Maghreb (AQIM). Dawood Ibrahim is considered to be the mastermind of 1993 Mumbai Stock Exchange b...

Gaza Slaughter, Muslim Causes and Arabs
By Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani For Arabs self-preservation and power are more important than Muslims causes anywhere in the world in particular in Gaza or Kashmir (Kashmir is a Muslim majority cause). They are scared of one person one vote and democracy and have to shrug off any such political symbols in the region. Hamas has emerged as a politico-religious discipline and the neighbors are nervous. Arabs abuse human rights of their people and of those resident in their countries and wash their hands clean as people throw banana peels and move on. A word on human rights op...

Konsarnag – Myth, Legend and History
Naubandhana Tirtha
By Dr. R.K. Tamiri It was in summer (July) of 1982 that I visited the enchanting high altitude lake of Konsarnag. A decade and a half later when I drifted into the field of folkloristics and history I ‘discovered’ that in my trek to this beautiful lake I had accomplished the pilgrimage to the historic Naubandhana Tirtha. Konsarnag, over 2 miles long and located at an altitude of 12,000 ft, has been worshipped since times immemorial as Visnupad (foot of Visnu). In Nilmat Times it was called by its Sanskrit name Kramasaras or Kramsara (Kramafootstep, Saras lake). Since it is ...

Should India talk to Civilian Government in Pakistan
By Brig Anil Gupta Mian Nawaz Sharif heads a duly elected civilian Government in Pakistan. It was for the first time in the history of Pakistan that the power was transferred directly between the elected Governments. The newly elected Pakistani Prime Minister is trying to flex his muscles to regain total control of the country’s affairs. Despite a hue and cry back home he decided to visit New Delhi to be present during the swearing in ceremony of the new Indian Prime Minister NarendraModi. Some analysts in India considered it as declining influence of the Pakistan Army in the civil-military equation in Pakistan. The relationship between the military and the elected Government...

UPSC language Row A crucial test for Modi Government
By Amit Kushari, IAS Retd The agitation by IAS aspirants against the UPSC for giving importance to the English language vis a vis Hindi is an issue of great importance which has the potential to shake the foundations of India’s nationhood if not tackled in a deft tactful way. The Modi Govt.is more likely to commit mistakes on this issue because it has an intrinsic weakness compared to erstwhile UPA Govts. This statement may sound odd because BJP has full majority in the Lok Sabha and NDA has 335 seats. UPA was never so strong in numbers except in the Rajiv- Indira era. The IAS aspirants are demanding that the pride of place be given to Hindi and not to English, which is a...

 Jammu News
BJYM to hold Bike Rally to welcome BJP National President Amit Shah
Jammu,August 23, (Scoop News)- A series of meetings of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha’s District Jammu West team and Janipur Mandal team including Ward Presidents were held in order to review the preparations of programmes for the visit of BJP’s National President Amit Shah. The meetings were graced by State Vice President BJYM and Jammu West District Prabhari Karan Sat Sharma, District Jammu West President Ajay Vaid, State Secretary BJYM Eshant Mahajan and Mandal President Rinku Chouhan. Dozens of youth hailing from Jammu West area participated in the meetings. Addressing the youth activists, Karan Sat Sharma said that it is indeed a great honor for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir tha...

We will win assembly polls: BJP
Jammu,August 23, (Scoop News)- The State Unit of BJP is very confident of achieving Mission 44+ in the coming Legislative Assembly elections. The party will form a government of its own in the state of Jammu & Kashmir for the first time, according to party Spokesperson Arun Kumar Gupta. Arun Kumar Gupta said that the state unit was waiting eagerly for the forthcoming visit of BJP National President Amit Shah to J&K in the near future. The party workers are enthusiastic that under the dynamic leadership of Amit Shah, they will be able to put in their best performance ever, he added. Given Amit Shah’s formidable organizational skills, which are legendry in their own right, the Jammu & Ka...

Army detects tunnel close to LOC
Jammu,August 23, (Scoop News)- On 22 Aug 2104, Army personnel deployed in Pallanwala Sector of Jammu District during routine patrolling found a tunnel approximately 50 metres on Indian side of the Line of Control,defence spokesperson said. He said that the dimensions of the tunnel is approx two and a half feet wide and three and a half feet high and is leading towards POK. It appears to be an incomplete tunnel as no exit has been found on the Indian side. Troops are carrying out thorough search of the area to ascertain further details which is taking time due to existing mine field. ...

Sham for active youth participation in strengthening nation
Symposium on National Integration held at Akhnoor
Akhnoor, August 23, (Scoop News)- National Development Foundation in collaboration with Govt. Degree College Akhnoor organized a symposium on the topic “National Integration and role of youth”. About 12 students from Govt Degree College Akhnoor and Govt. Degree College Marh participated in the symposium. Dr. Asha Gupta Principal GDC Akhnoor presented welcome address whereas SE Hydraulic Rajeev Malhotra, BDO Akhnoor Deepak Dubey, CDPO Akhnoor Surinder Sharma acted as judges. Sh. Susheel Aima Chief Engineer PHE Jammu, SDPO Akhnoor Sh. Farooq Qaiser and other officers and college faculty and students were also present on the occasion. Sonakshi Sharma bagged first position, Arun Sharma bagged...

Superintendent ITI RS Pura put under suspension
Jammu, August 23, (Scoop News)- The District administration, Jammu has placed Superintendent ITI RS Pura, Ms Ruchika under suspension for not unlocking the college complex for providing shelter to residents of adjoining Border areas in view of ‘continuous firing across the Border, pending further enquiry into the matter. As per an order issued in this regard by Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, SDM RS Pura had telephonically informed the Superintendent, ITI RS Pura to immediately unlock the building and provide the safe shelter to the people “Whereas, the Superintendent ITI didn’t comply with the order and indulged in non-compliance and as the District administration faced hardship to tackl...

BSP to start poll Campaign for J&K Assembly election from Sunday
Jammu, August 23,(Scoop News)-To kick start the poll campaign of the coming Assembly elections to be held in the state in the near future Bahujan Samaj Party National Gen. Sec. & Member Parliament Rajya Sabha Narender Kashyap will address party workers at Nagrota on Sunday 24th August at 11 AM to mobilize voters for its assembly candidate from Nagrota Rakesh Wazir. Mr.Rakesh Wazir said that the arrangements for the Sunday’s public meeting is altogether finalised and Mr. Gurnam Choudhary Co-ordinator of the party for J&K state is personally supervising the arrangements for Sunday’s programme and after the public meeting the gathering will move in the form of rally/road show and this ...

Nowshera-Sunderbani Victim of government’s apathy:Ravinder
Jammu, August 22, (Scoop News)- State President Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha Ravinder Raina alongwith BJP State treasure Chander Mohan Gupta and senior leader Yudhvir Seth lambasted the state government for ignoring the people of Nowshera-Sunderbani. Addressing the press conference at party headquarter Ravinder Raina said the people of Nowshera-Sunderbani are the worst victim of government’s apathy as both the sub divisions are lacking the basic amenities resulted into the miseries of the common man in the area. He said the common living in Nowshera and Sunderbani sub-divisions are still s...

Charri Mubarak leaves for Holy Kailash kund
Doda,August 22, (Scoop News)- Charri Mubarak of Holy Kailash yatra 2014 left for its destination from ancient Vasuki Nag Temple Gatha and crossed the Municipal limits of Bhaderwah town at about 9:00 am, today. The devotees full of enthusiasm chanted bhajans of Vasuki Nag deity. Sub Divisional Magistrate Bhaderwah Sh. Bhupinder Kumar, Additional Superintendent of Police Bhaderwah Sh. Sunil Sharma and SDPO Bhaderwah Sh. Sajad Ahmed Khan accompanied the yatra upto village Sungli. Yatra was given a warm send off by MLA Bhaderwah Sh. Mohd Sharief Naiz and MLC Bhaderwah Sh. Naresh kumar Gupta...

 
 Kashmir News
Charar-i Sharief town is the crown of my constituency: Rather
Charar-i Sharief,August 23, (Scoop News)-Saying that Chrar-i- Sharief town , the heavenly abode of revered sofi saint , Hazrat Sheikh Noor-ul- Din Wali (RA) is the crown of Chrar-i-Sharief Constituency, the Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Mr Abdul Rahim Rather has vowed to develop this historical place as a centre of excellence in every field of life. He said all the available resources are being pooled to bring faster socio-economic transformation of this prominent religious place, adding that all possibilities are being explored to bring various left out revenue villages of rural Chrar-i-Sharief town under Backward category so that benefits available under thi...

Peace, tranquility must to realize developmental goal: G.M.Mir
Srinagar, August 23, (Scoop News)- Minister for Tourism, Ghulam Ahmad Mir has said that in view of tourism emerging as global economic force, the present government has attached much importance to this sector for employment generation and poverty alleviation. He said tourism potential in each and every area of the state including Dooru area and its surroundings would be optimally exploited to give impetus to socio-economic activities. Addressing a public meetings at Nowgam, Halllan, Rainchogund and Thamankot in Dooru today, the Minister called upon the people to cooperate with the administration and executing agencies to help government in speedy completion of projects being carried out ...

Chief Justice inspects the functioning of Courts at Kulgam
Lok Adalat settles 31 cases at Bijbehara
Anantnag, August 23, (Scoop News)- Chief Justice of J&K High Court, Justice M.M. Kumar today inspected various Courts of district Kulgam. Kumar convened a meeting of Judicial Officers and Lawyers and took stock of functioning of judiciary. In the meeting, the Chief Justice instructed all the Judicial Officers for settlement of long pending cases pertaining to weaker sections of the society on priority basis. On this occasion, the President of Bar Association Kulgam put forth their demands before the Chief Justice relating to construction of new Court building in Kulgam and adjustment of Additional Judicial Officers. Earlier, the Chief Justice also inspecte...

Centre to provide all assistance in producing world’s No-1 saffron from Kashmir: R. M. Singh
Enhancing production, Improving quality of saffron is our mission: Mir
Srinagar, August 23, (Scoop News)- The Union Minister for Agriculture Radha Mohan Singh laid foundation stone of Rs 24. 54 crore prestigious Saffron Park Project at Dussu, Pampore today. Minister for Agriculture, Jammu and Kashmir State Ghulam Hassan Mir, Member Parliament Ghulam Nabi Ratanpuri, Minister of State for Agriculture Nazir Ahmad Khan Gurezi, MLA Pampore Zahoor Ahmad Mir were present on the occasion. The Saffron Park is being developed by the National Horticulture Board, Union Ministry of Agriculture under the National Saffron Mission started in the State in 2010. The period for completion of the Mission has been extended for 6 years during which an amount of Rs 400.11 cr...

JKRDS organizes Parents Day
Gul presents Madr-e-Meharban Awards
Srinagar, August 23, (Scoop News)-The Jammu and Kashmir Rural Development Society (JKRDS) on Saturday organized a Parents Day and presentation of Madr-e-Meharbaan Awards-2014 here. The award is presented every year to the individuals who perform commendable job in social work and serve the society. Speaker, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Mubarak Gul, who is also Chairman of JKRDS, was the chief guest while as Legislator, Dr. Sheikh Mustafa Kamal was the guest of honour on the occasion. A debate on the topic "Immediate role of the parents and the teachers while curbing the menace o...

Lady hangs herself to death
2 injured in road mishaps
Srinagar, August 23,(Scoop News)-A lady hanged herself to death in Pattan area of Baramulla district last evening. A 30 years old lady (name withheld) and resident of Alambul Mirgund, in the jurisdiction of police station Pattan, Baramulla hanged herself to death at her home. Baramulla police after conducting the legal formalities handed over the body of deceased lady to her relatives for last rites. A case has been registered in this regard and investigation is on. 2 injured in road mishaps Two persons including a 06 years old boy were injured in two separate road accident across the valley. A load carrier without registration number hit and injured Ghulam Nabi Sheikh son of A...

Glowing tributes paid to Mirwaiz Mohmammed Farooq on his anniversary
Srinagar, August 23,(Scoop News)-Awami Action Committee (AAC), Anjuman-e-Auqaf Jamia Masjid,Anjuman-e-Nusrat-ul-Islam Thursday held a special prayer session for the noted social, political and religious leader of Kashmir,Mirwaiz Mohammad Farooq, and to commemorate their 25th anniversary according to the Islamic calendar. During the session, Quranic recitation was held besides prayers were offered for the founder of AAC. Meanwhile, the hurriyat spokesman has appealed the head of Masjids, Imams and Khateebs to offer prayers for Mirwaiz Mohammed Farooq and for the unity of muslims during ...

RBI organizes Quiz Competition at Srinagar
Srinagar ,August 22, (Scoop News)- Mehveen Ajaz and Fahad Nehvi of Delhi Public School, Srinagar won the City Round of the second RBI Quiz Competition organized here today. They will now be competing in the Zonal Finals of RBIQ to be held at New Delhi on November 7, 2014. More than 70 teams from different schools of Kashmir Province participated in the Preliminary Round of the Quiz. Out of these, the six teams that reached the Quarter Final stage are Delhi Public School, Athwajan, Srinagar, Lawrence Vidya Bhawan, Kursoo, Rajbagh, Govt. Boys Higher Secondary School, Ganderbal, Burnhall Highe...

 
 Other Stories
Successive state governments ignored Jammu region: Vikramaditya
Samba,August 23, (Scoop News)- Charging successive state governments with neglecting Jammu region in all spheres of life, Yuvraj Vikramaditya today said that it was only during the three year tenure of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed that equal treatment was given to Jammu region in field of development and socio-economic growth. “It is really regrettable and unfortunate that successive governments in Jammu and Kashmir have propagated imbalanced and unequal developmental policies after 1947 which resulted into backwardness and marginalization of Jammu region in socio-economic growth”, Vikramaditya Singh said while addressing a public meeting at Samba in support of party candidate Sunny Sangral. ...

Drabu seeks assessment, compensation for hailstorm losses in Pulwama, Shopian
Pulwama, August 23, (Scoop News)- Expressing concern over the massive damage to the standing crops and fruits due to hailstorm in the twin districts of Pulwama and Shopian, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader and the party’s candidate for Rajpora assembly constituency, Dr Haseeb Drabu has asked the government to rush joint teams of revenue, horticulture and agriculture department officials to the affected areas for assessment of losses so that the affected farmers and orchardists are provided relief at the earliest. Dr Drabu said the people in Pulwama and Shopian are mainly dependent on agriculture and horticulture for livelihood and damage to this sector due to hailstorm has set a ser...

PHQ orders 37 promotions, DGP congratulates promotees
Srinagar, August 23, (Scoop News)- Police Headquarters (PHQ) today issued promotion orders of 37 officers in Ministerial Executive Cadre in Jammu and Kashmir Police with immediate effect. The Director General of Police (DGP), K. Rajendra Kumar has congratulated the promotees and their families. He also stressed upon the officers to rededicate themselves for public service with more zeal and dedication. Among the promoted officers, 17 are Sub-Inspectors as Inspectors, 18 Assistant Sub-Inspectors as Sub-Inspectors and 02 SGCT as Head Constables. The Sub-Inspectors promoted as Inspectors are S/Shri Mushtaq Ahmad, Trilok Singh, Sajad Hussain Mehboobi, Gh. Nabi Khan, Girdari Lal...

Feroz reviews functioning of JAKEDA, S&T, IT Deptts
Stresses for work in mission mode to make J&K technologically progressive
Srinagar, August 23, (Scoop News)-Minister of State for Science & Technology and Information Technology, Feroz Ahmad Khan reviewed functioning and progress of JAKEDA, Science & Technology(S&T) and Information Technology (IT) departments in a meeting convened here today. Secretary Science and Technology Department, Parvaiz Ahmad Malik, Additional Director, State Science & Technology Council, CEO, JAKEDA, CEO, JAKEGA and Consultant State e-Mission Team and other concerned officers were present in the meeting. The meeting deliberated upon various issues and matters pertaining to the departments and suggested various measures to be taken for making these departments more vibrant besides imp...

NPP announces first list of 10 candidates from Kashmir Valley
Srinagar, August 23,(Scoop News)-Addressing a Press Conference in Srinagar (Kashmir), Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party & Member of National Integration Council today accused Congress for invoking BJP Hindutva to create communal divide in the conflict-torn state of J&K. He said that J&K Congress leaders out of sheer frustration and panic have started blowing horns on ‘Hindutva’ in J&K demanding a Hindu Chief Minister in the state. The J&K Congress leaders as well as BJP have been exploiting the electorates in Jammu Pradesh under one pretext or the other. A Congress leader from Jammu has started advocating for a Hindu Chief Minister in J&K with an attempt to woo the ...

BGSBU hold Board of Research Studies meeting
Rajouri, August 22, (Scoop News)-Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University held meeting of Board of Research Studies (BoRS) in which subject experts from state and outside the state deliberated and suggested various measures for future course of action regarding research. The meeting was presided over by Vice Chancellor Prof Irshad Ahmed Hamal in which members viz Prof A K Koul, Dean Academic Affairs of BGSB University, Mohammad Rashid Chowdhary Registrar, BGSB University, Prof SD Sharma, Professor in Central University of Jammu, Dr T V Prasad of Andhra Pradesh, Dr Uma Rao, Head of Department, Division of Nematology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Dr Anima Langar, Prof Mohammad Asg...

Vikramaditya asks people of Jammu to remain united to get adequate share in power
Jammu, August 22, (Scoop News)- Reaffirming his commitment to work for strengthening inter-regional unity in Jammu and Kashmir, Yuvraj Vikramaditya Singh today exhorted people of Jammu to remain united to get adequate share in the power. He observed that unity was imperative for the people of Jammu to become part of the decision making process. Addressing an impressive public meeting at Jaswa village in support of party candidate Thakur Suram Singh for the Marh assembly segment, Yuvraj Vikramaditya Singh reiterated he has joined politics to work for the betterment of the people of the State...

DGP reviews law & order, security scenario of South Kashmir
Srinagar, August 22, (Scoop News)- The Director General of Police (DGP), K. Rajendra Kumar today reviewed the law and order, security scenario of South Kashmir at a meeting of police officers held at District Police Lines Pulwama. Chaired by the DGP, the meeting was attended by IGP, Kashmir Zone, A. G. Mir and DIG, South Kashmir Range, Vijay Kumar. Addressing the meeting, Rajendra stressed upon the officers of South Kashmir Range, to ensure regular coordination at every level and keep the law and order maintained in their jurisdictions. He sought reports from the officers regarding s...

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Young generation sees ray of hope in PDP: Firdous Tak
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KVS Regional organizes Sports meet of Skating and Chess under 17 and 19
2-day workshop on MGNREGA inaugurated at SKICC
Cong cannot befool people of Jammu province: Jugal
Hideout busted in Suikot of Ramban district
Gurezi for proper rehabilitation of land owners of Kishanganga Hydel Power Project
Div Com visits Holy Lake at Kailash Kund Bhaderwah
Machail Paddar yatra commences
One militant killed in Kupwara
 
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Stories Untold, Mysteries Unfold-Re-discovering Kargil’s Forgotten Past
Contours of Sham Lal Sharma’s bombshell
Well begun Mr. Prime Minister!
Pakistan is heading for a disaster
Speaking on Art & Culture:Late (Smt.) Gobind Kaur – The First Woman Sculptor of J&K State
Acne vulgaris (or simply acne or pimples)
Protection of Pakistan Act will target Kashmiri nationalists in AJK and GB
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