Monday, May 29, 2017
 
 Top Stories of The Day
Tourism Department sets up helpline for tourist assistance
Srinagar, May 28, (Scoop News)- In view of the current situation in the Valley, the Department of Tourism, Kashmir has started helpline services for the convenience of tourists who are on visit of Valley. The department has also activated its officers and tourist police at prime tourist destinations to ensure smooth movement of tourists and their comfortable stay. Director Tourism, Kashmir Mehmood Ahmad Shah has said the situation in Kashmir especially in Srinagar is normal and tourists can move easily to tourist destinations. The tourists already in Kashmir can contact on following numbers for any kind of assistance. Director Tourism, Kashmir 9419024542, SP Tourism Amarjit Singh 9419009728 & 7889562262, SHO Tourism Mr. Suhail 9419018626, Srinagar Airport 0194-2303635. Deputy Director, Tourism Waseem Raja 9419072309, Assistant Director Tourism Gulmarg Mr. Ilyas 9419708180, Assistant Director Tourism Pahalgam Bilal Ahmad 9419023611, Incharge officer Tourism Kokernag Rubeena 9906606555, Incharge officer Tourism Qazigund Mr. Showkat 9419722730, Incharge officer ...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
JK Civil Services Judicial Exam: Admit cards to be treated as Curfew Passes
Srinagar, May 28, (Scoop News)-According to Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, the admit cards of the candidates appearing for J&K Civil Service (Judicial) Competitive Examination-2017 and identity cards of invigilators shall be treated as curfew passes in case of restrictions. Meanwhile, the examination centre set up in the Gandhi Memorial College, Shamaswari, Srinagar for the said examination has been shifted to J&K Public Service Commission Examination Hall, Solina, Srinagar. “Therefore, the candidates who have been allotted examination centre at Gandhi Memorial College, Shamaswari, Srinagar shall report at J&K Public Service Commission Examination Hall, Solina, Sr...

Strict restrictions to be imposed in 7 police stations of Srinagar on May 29: DM
Restrictions to continue in Anantnag on May 29: DM
Srinagar, May 28, (Scoop News)-According to the District Magistrate Srinagar, in view of the prevailing law and order situation, strict restrictions will remain imposed tomorrow on 29 May, 2017 within the territorial jurisdiction of seven police stations of Srinagar district, including Khanyar, Nowhatta, Safakadal, M R Gunj, Rainawari, Kralkhud, Maisuma. It is further ordered that all the colleges and schools in District Srinagar will also remain closed on May 29, 2107. According to District Magistrate Anantnag strict restrictions would be in place in the territorial jurisdiction of the district tomorrow on 29 May, 2017 to prevent breach of peace and loss of life in view of th...

Strict restrictions imposed in 7 police stations of Srinagar: District Magistrate
Srinagar, May 27, (Scoop News)- According to the District Magistrate Srinagar, in view of the prevailing law and order situation, strict restrictions have been imposed within the territorial jurisdiction of seven police stations of Srinagar district, including Khanyar, Nowhatta, Safakadal, M R Gunj, Rainawari, Kralkhud, Maisuma, with effect from May 28 till further orders. However, admit cards of the candidates appearing for BOPEE & AIIMS examinations scheduled on May 28 shall be treated as curfew passes on the day. The identity cards of the invigilators deployed for supervising the examinations would also be treated as curfew passes. It is further...

Make transport arrangements for candidates appearing in CET: Div Com to DCs
‘Admit cards to be treated as Curfew Passes’
Srinagar, May 27, (Scoop News)- Divisional Commissioner Kashmir has directed all Deputy Commissioners of Kashmir valley to arrange transport facility for the candidates appearing in Common Entrance Test (CET) and MBBS Course 2017 (AIIMS) on Sunday. In an order issued today, Div Com said to conduct the examination hassle free and to facilitate the examination staff and candidates to appear in the examination scheduled to be held on May 28, DCs of Kashmir valley shall make all necessary arrangements for transportation of candidates and staff to and from the respective district headquarters. Divisional Commissioner also stated that the admit cards and identity cards of candidate...

 
 Ladakh News
Army organises late Capt Saurabh Kalia LoC Cricket Tournament- 2017
30 teams participate, Sheena Kings trounces Galaxy Kaksar by four wickets in finals
Kaksar (Ladakh), May 26, (Scoop News)-Late Capt Saurabh Kalia LoC Cricket tournament 2017 orgainsed by the Army under Op Sadbhavana in conjunction with locals of Kaksar and NGO SEWAK, which commenced on May 5 and culminated in a final match on May 26. Sheena Kings XI team defeating Galaxy Kaksar by four wickets in the finals on Friday. The tournament is played every year in fond memory of Late Capt Saurabh Kalia in the Cricket Stadium at Kaksar and is extremely popular among the youth. This year it saw the participation of 30 teams of local youth of the region. The final match was graced by the presence of Mr Haji Anayat Ali, Hon’ble Chairman of Legislative Council of Jammu a...

Girl students hold massive protest in Kargil, demand basic facilities in their school
Kargil (Ladakh), May 26, (Scoop News)-Hundreds of girl students of Government Girls Higher Secondary School (GGHHS) protested on Thursday demanding basic facilities such as library, laboratory, first aid centre, drinking water and replacement of their principal. They took out a protest march from their school which culminated at Lal Chowk where the students held a massive protest and raised slogans against the local administration for their failure in delivering the basic facilities to them in the school. The protest caused huge traffic snarl in the Himalayan town. Students warned the concerned authorities if their demands were not met in a week’s time then they will ...

Religious leaders strongly condemn Nyoma molestation incident
demand suitable punishment and termination of accused doctor
Leh (Ladakh), May 26, (Scoop News)-All Religious Joint Action Committee has condemned alleged Nyoma molestation incident and cautioned the local administration against hushing up the case by some vested elements. Speaking to media persons, Ladakh Buddhist Association (LBA), PT Kunzang along with Anjuman Imamia president, Ashraf Ali Barcha, vice president Anjuman Moin Ul Islam, Dr Noor Din and Dechan Chamga, president, Christian Community demand a stern action against the doctor. The accused has been booked vide First Information Report (FIR) number 5/17 dated May 16 under Section 354-A and 354-B Ranbir Panel Code by Nyoma police. They demanded an immediate action against accu...

Industrial Estates to come up in Ladakh region soon: Dorjay
Srinagar, May 26, (Scoop News)-Minister for Cooperatives and Ladakh Affairs, Chering Dorjay, today said the Government will establish industrial estates in Ladakh region by roping in Small Scale Industries Development Corporation (SICOP). The Minister said this while chairing a meeting with Chief Executive Councilor (CEC) of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Leh Dr Sonam Dawa and CEC Kargil Kachoo Ahmed Ali Khan here today. The meeting discussed a wide range of issues and measures initiated by the Government for overall development of the desert district. The CEC Kargil and CEC Leh said with the setting up of industrial units, the region will not onl...

Haji Anayat for use of modern technology for information dissemination
AIR Kargil organizes plantation drive
Kargil, May 26, (Scoop News)-Chairman J&K Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali lauded the All India Radio Kargil for their uninterrupted services in remote areas in keeping masses updated and connected with outer world. The Chairman was addressing during a Plantation Drive organized by India Radio Kargil at Khurbathang campus. Mr. Anayat Ali said that AIR Kargil should switch over to other modern modes like Live Streaming, developing and Android Radio to cater to the people from all walks of like. He said the matter for constructing Programme Generating Facility to start DD Kargil has been taken up with the Union Ministry of Information Broadcasting Speaking on the occasion, DDG AIR Ka...

Kargil celebrates its 68th 'Liberation Day' with grandeur and patriotic fervour
Kargil, May 24, (Scoop News)-68th “Kargil Yom-e-Fateh” was celebrated Wednesday with grandeur and patriotic fervor at Biamathang ground Kargil to mark the liberation of Kargil from the Pakistani tribal raiders in 1947. The event organised by the Army was graced by the presence of Mr Kacho Ahmed Ali Khan, CEC, Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Kargil, Mr Haji Aniyat Ali, Chairman Legislative Council Jammu and Kashmir, Major General CP Cariappa, senior officers of the Army, various civil dignitaries and large number of locals of the Kargil region. There were s...

Sports is the best form of physical activity: ADC
Leh, May 22, (Scoop News)-The ongoing Inter School Tournament for Middle Schools Leh came to an end today with closing function held at open stadium, opposite council secretariat, Leh. ADC, Leh Moses Kunzang was the chief guest on the occasion and AO, DC Office Leh Jigmet Namgial was the guest of honour. This event was organised to commemorate the centenary of 19th Kushok Bakula Rinpoche by District Youth Sports and Services Department, Leh. Others present on the occasion were Secretary, J&K Board of School Education Tashi Tundup, District YS&S Officer Tsering Tashi, Zonal Physical Ed...

CEC LAHDC visits Gonpa village, inspects site for construction of cultural complex
Leh, May 22, (Scoop News)-The CEC LAHDC, Leh Dr. Sonam Dawa Lonpo today visited Gonpa village and inspected the site for construction of Dung-rten cultural complex at village gonpa along with EC Agriculture Tsering Wangdus. On behalf of the welfare society and inhabitants of Gonpa village the Gonpa Thundel Tsogspa submitted a proposal to CEC requesting for fund arrangements to execute the construction of a cultural complex consisted of a 83 feet high statue of Sakya Muni Buddha, Sangsol desk, meditation centre, guest house, library, park, cafeteria etc. with an estimated cost of Rs. 7...

 
 Debate
Ummer Fayaz’s killing, wither Kashmiriyat, Insaniyat!
Straight Talk
By K B Jandial Barely nine days after the Defence Minister Arun Jaitely claimed that the situation in Kashmir is much better than what the media has been projecting, another cycle of violence erupted in some parts of Kashmir following killing of Hizbul Mujahedeen ‘chief’ Sabzar Bhat in an encounter at Tral in wee hours of Saturday. What made Jaitely to say so at Srinagar without fear of contradiction? Admittedly, at that point of time there was semblance of peace in the summer capital of the State. It is not that Jaitely does not know that Kashmir is volatile. Kashmir’s undercurrents have never been positive but it is also known for changing colours and vacillating peop...

Jadhav albatross in Pak army’s neck
By K.N. Pandita Pakistan was over confident of its safe passage at The Hague. Therefore the unanimous ruling that laid bare its Jadhav perfidy came to her as a rude shock. What had made Pakistan over-confident? Usually in a conflict between India and Pakistan, western community follows the roadmap chartered by the US. Therefore anti-India stance comes handy. Besides that Islamic Pakistan’s fondness for her atheist friend sharpens her anti-India edge. Pakistan’s surprise is not only that ICJ ruling went against her; it is more that her old friends let her down. In the aftermath of ICJ verdict, Pakistani ruling circles are trying to pass the buck. The crisis is that Islamabad...

Speaking selectively:Concerned Eminences of Kashmir
By B L Saraf A ‘shocked’ group of prominent residents of Kashmir and a few from the Jammu region have, as per the media reports, submitted one more memorandum to the President of India seeking ” initiation of dialogue for lasting solution to the Kashmir dispute”. Their first memorandum was submitted in September 2016. Describing themselves a “group of concerned citizens “, they have prefaced the second representation with a ‘sense of dismay’ for having ‘no response ‘ to their earlier memorandum. They say ” a reign of terror has been let loose by the Security Forces and JK Police across the breadth of State to quell the mass uprising in 2016 …….. Not only there has been no letu...

Hurriyat (G) under NIA scanner
By K.N. Pandita That the separatists have been regularly receiving huge monies illegally from undisclosed sources outside the country is no news. To think that insurgency and secessionist movement can survive for more than a quarter of a century without perennial funding is inconceivable. The clandestine transfer of money through hawala is nothing new for many Asian and African countries. It is not surprising, if some Governments in these continents reconciled to this illegal transaction. Our country is not an exception. The main reason for the compromise is that the transactions leave space for segments in the Government to become its beneficiaries. Modi Government i...

Shameful killing of a soldier
By Amit Kushari IAS (Retd) Militancy in Kashmir valley is taking a very dangerous turn now. The situation in Kashmir was always bad since 1990. However, the Government of India somehow managed to retain Kashmir valley in the political map of India with a lot of struggle and difficulty. In the last two years the situation seems to be going out of control. When the state elections were held in February 2015, the situation was somehow under control and we witnessed a 50% polling in J&K, which was quite a good achievement, considering its dismal historical record. With the formation of PDP, BJP Government, the downhill journey started and today we are on the brink of a disaster. The...

Darbar move
By B L Saraf This is the ‘Darbar move time, friends So, while making full and enthusiastic preparation to shift to the cooler climes in summers – with a provision to return to the cozy warmth in the winters – our rulers have a ritualistic denunciation of this 145 year old practice. The political ritual developed in 1987 when Farooq Abdullah, after staging a comeback to the Chief Minister’s chair to head NC -INC coalition Government – pursuant to his accord with the then PM Rajiv Gandhi – made a declaration that he would dispense with the tradition of bi-annual Darbar move Rajiv Gandhi lent him full support Both went on to describe the practice a ” retrograde move ” which cau...

Who holds key to Kashmir issue?
By K.N. Pandita Inaugurating a newly built flyover in Jammu the other day, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that the key of solution to Kashmir issue rests in the hands of Prime Minister Modi. She argued that having a massive mandate of the people of the country, Modi had the strength to solve the Kashmir issue. Two things are noticeable. One is that Mehbooba recognizes that Modi is the most popular Prime Minister of India and hence is bestowed with the courage of solving Kashmir issue. Prime Ministers preceding him did not have the courage. The second noticeable point in her speech is that she did not make her oft-repeated assertion that PM Modi initiate talks with Pakista...

Talk To Stakeholders -where are they ?
By B L Saraf Yashwant Sinha led group of ‘ concerned citizens ‘ and former NSA , in Delhi ; Mirwaiz Ummer Farooq , Farooq Abdullah and Ghulam Nabi Azad , here , all , are exhorting Modi led Central government to initiate talks with the “ Stake holders “ in Kashmir , to arrest the deteriorating situation which has consumed lives of so many young and old . Reference to the Agenda of Alliance which forms a basis for the present PDP-BJP state government is , additionally , made to buttress the point . Rightly they say , let the tongue do the talking rather than delegate it to the gun . There is no su...

 Jammu News
Dy CM listens to 'Mann Ki Baat' with villagers at Billawar
Inaugurates various dev works
Billawar, May 28, (Scoop News)-Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today said that the present dispensation aims to improve access to quality education by upgrading infrastructure in government educational institutes for enhancing skill based knowledge and overall development of the children. He said this after inaugurating 3 additional class rooms at Govt. Middle School, Karanwara completed under SSA at an estimated cost of Rs. 4.40 lakh and Rs. 1 lakh was further sanctioned for wall paintings as these classrooms were specially designed for Play Way classes. Dr. Singh also appealed the p...

Abdul Khan inspects development works in Ramban, Udhampur
Calls for ensuring quality, time-bound completion of works
Ramban, May 28, (Scoop News)-Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Abdul Haq Khan today conducted extensive tour of Ramban and Udhampur districts and reviewed the pace of ongoing development works. At Ramban, the Minister was accompanied by MLA Ramban, Neelam Kumar Langeh, District Development Commissioner (DDC), Ramban Mohammad Aijaz, SSP Ramban Mohan Lal, ACD, DPO, Executive Engineer and other officers. The Minister said that Ramban is a hilly district which poses unique set of difficulties for the officers and appreciated the Rural Development Department for working relentlessly to ease the life of rural masses. The Minister informed that RDD has constructed more than 3...

Sham Choudhary kick-starts developmental works in Suchetgarh constituency
Suchetgarh, May 28, (Scoop News)-Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary today kick started developmental works to the tune of Rs 15.25 lakhs at various places in Suchetgarh constituency. The Minister started the blacktopping work of 500 metre long Ramnagar Basti-Badiyal Brahamna road in Suchetgarh to be constructed at the cost of Rs. 5.25 lakh. He also inaugurated newly constructed lanes and drains at Ramnagar Basti-Badiyal Brahamna and Roop Nagar Basti constructed at the cost of Rs. 5 lakh each under CAPEX budget. While addressing the locals, the Minister said the government is taking one step after the other for the development of the State and special focu...

IIMC conducts entrance exam for journalism courses
Jammu, May 28, (Scoop News)-Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) today conducted entrance exam for journalism courses in various centres across India including Northern Region Campus, Jammu. IIMC received 6,600 applications this year for various journalism courses against 4,700 applications received last year. In Northern Region Campus Jammu, a total of 35 candidates appeared in the entrance exams for English Journalism, Hindi Journalism, Radio, TV and Advertising/Public Relations. The shortlisted candidates would be called for Interview/Group discussions and the classes for new academic session will commence from August, 2017. Pertinent to mention that IIMC, Jammu campus heade...

50 Anganwadi Centres allotted Govt buildings
Rajouri, May 28, (Scoop News)-The district administration has issued directions to the Education Department for handing over 50 schools buildings to ICDS Projects in Phase I for making Anganwadi centres functional. Pursuant to decisions taken in joint meeting of Education and ICDS on May 23, the Education Department has handed over 50 school buildings to ICDS. Project Officer, ICDS has been asked to furnish these buildings and shift Anganwadi centers. The transferred assets include 133 rooms and 94.70 kanals additional land. The Rural Development Department will carry out fencing of these premises and plantation while as Tehsildars have been directed for mutation of land in favour of con...

Ajay Nanda inaugurates 63 KVA transformer at Dub Pouni
Jammu, May 28, (Scoop News)-Minister of State for Finance and Planning, Labour and Employment, Ajay Nanada inaugurated a 63 KVA transformer at village Dub Pouni here today. Concerned officers of PDD department, prominent citizens and locals in large number were present on the occassion . While speaking on the occasion Nanda said that many households would be benefited by the new transformer as the areas was facing power cuts and problem of low voltage and now the people can heave sigh of relief. The Minister reaffirmed the commitment of the government to provide all basic amenities to the people of the state and said that requsite steps are underway to augment power and water suppl...

8866 candidates appear in CET
Jammu, May 28, (Scoop News)-The J&K Board of Professional Entrance Examinations successfully conducted the Common Entrance Test (CET) Engineering, 2017 today throughout the state. 11163 candidates had applied against which 8866 candidates appeared both at Srinagar and Jammu centres. The examination was conducted in 15 centres viz 9 in Srinagar and 6 in Jammu. The officers of the Board expressed satisfaction over the smooth conduct of examination. The officers also visited various centres to take stock of the examination process. The Board has thanked various stakeholders for ensuring smooth conduct of the examination. ...

Medical team visits Mendhar, assesses causes of diarrhea outbreak
Jammu, May 27, (Scoop News)- To investigate the recent outbreak of acute diarrhea in the block, a medical team from the Directorate of Health Services headed by epidemiologist Dr. J. P. Singh visited the affected areas in Mendhar here. The medical team collected 10 stool samples and 6 water samples for investigations at the Microbiology Department of the Government Medical College Jammu. Doctors also treated the patients and distributed medicines. The Department also distributed the related essential medicines besides chlorine tablets among the people here. People were advised to consume boiled water, semi-solid food alongwith fluids to replenish nutrients. They were also advised to prot...

 
 Kashmir News
Mir Zahoor pays surprise visit of Sub District Hospital Pampore
Orders action against absentees
Srinagar,May 28, (Scoop News)-Minister of State for Forest, Environment, Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Cooperative and Fisheries, Mir Zahoor Ahmad yesterday paid surprise visit to Sub District Hospital Pampore. During the visit, the Minister checked the attendance of the staff and found that 15 employees of different cadres were absent from duty. Taking serious note of it, he passed directions to Director, Health Services Kashmir for taking strict action against the absentees under rules. The Minister also went round various sections of the hospital including X-ray, dental, outdoor patient and general wards. He asked the Management of the hospital for ensuring punctuality and maintaining roas...

09 structures damaged in fire
Srinagar, May 28, (Scoop News)- A residential house and eight shops were damaged in a fire incident in Kulgam last evening. Fire broke out at D.H pora in Kulgam district in which a joint residential house belonging to Farooq Ahmad Ganaie and Abdul Rashid Ganaie both son of Abdul Salam and eight shop were damaged. Fire was brought under control by fire tenders with the assistance of police and locals of the area. ...

06 injured in two road accidents
Srinagar, May 28, (Scoop News)-Six persons were injured in two separate road accidents in Srinagar and Kulgam A motorcycle bearing registration number JK22A-1457 hit and injured a pedestrian identified as Amreena daughter of Bashir Ahmad Magray a resident of Watoo at Watoo, D.H.Pora in District Kulgam. The motorcyclist Abid Ahmad resident of Matribugh Shopian was also injured in the incident. Both the injured were shifted to the hospital for the treatment. Kulgam police has registered a case in this regard. Meanwhile, an accident took place between a Tata Mobile vehicle bearing registration number JK05B-9685 and Santro car bearing registration number JK09-3262 at Dargaz...

Six incidents of stone pelting in Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian and Sopore
Srinagar, May 28, (Scoop News)-Except for six incidents of stone pelting in Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian and Sopore, situation across the valley remained peaceful and under control till filing of this report. In order to create disturbances, miscreants at these places assembled on roads and pelted stones on police and security forces deployment and also on the vehicular traffic. In Pulwama, a group of miscreants also pelted stones on 182 CRPF Camp at Tahab. Police and security forces used maximum restraint while dealing with the situation at these places and miscreants were chased away. As a precautionary measure, restrictions under section 144 CrPC were imposed in some vulnerable ar...

Secretary Information visits Media Complex Srinagar
Takes stock of functioning of DIPR, interacts with staff
Srinagar, May 27, (Scoop News)- Secretary Information, Mr M H Malik visited the Media Complex at Polo View here last evening to take stock of the functioning of the Directorate of Information & Public Relations (DIPR). He also took stock of the works being executed at the Media Complex as part of infrastructure upgradation. During the visit, the Secretary Information took a round of various wings of DIPR to have first-hand information about the functioning of each wing. He interacted with the staff and sought their views on how to further perk up the functioning of the Department to ensure speedy and effective information dissemination. Mr Malik also visited the state-of-the-art Audito...

Chief Secretary visits Pulwama; Reviews law & order, developmental scenario
Pulwama, May 27, (Scoop News)- To assess the overall law & order scenario and to review the status of ongoing Mega Projects in Kashmir division, the Chief Secretary, J&K Government B B Vyas today convened a high level meeting with senior officers in Pulwama. The meeting was attended by Director General Police J&K Dr S P Vaid, Principal Secretary to the Government, Home Department Raj Kumar Goyal, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan, Deputy Commissioner Pulwama Muneer-ul-Islam and SSP Pulwama. Deputy Commissioners and SSsP of all the districts of Kashmir division, Chief Conservator Forests Kashmir, along with Chief Engineers PHE, PDD PW (R&B), System & Operation attended the ...

Governor extends greetings on Ramzan-ul-Mubarak
Srinagar, May 27, (Scoop News)- Governor N. N. Vohra has greeted the people on the commencement of the holy month of Ramzan and hoped that this auspicious period would be a harbinger of peace, amity, communal harmony, brotherhood, progress and prosperity in the State. In a message, the Governor said that the holy month of Ramzan is a period dedicated to fasting, service and prayers and highlights the values of patience, self-restraint, tolerance and austerity, which promote feelings of compassion and respect for others. The Governor prayed for the well-being of the people of the State. ...

Mehbooba felicitates people on the beginning of Ramadhan
Let us seek Allah’s blessings, forgiveness; remember the helpless, destitute
Srinagar, May 27, (Scoop News)- Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has felicitated people of the State on the beginning of holy month of Ramadhan. In her message, the Chief Minister hoped the holy month marks the beginning of an era free from difficulties, uncertainty, bloodshed and acrimony. “I pray that this holy month brings along all the divine blessings for our state and its people”, the Chief Minister prayed in her message. Mehbooba Mufti appealed people to pray wholeheartedly during this month and seek His blessings and forgiveness. “This is a month of limitless mercies from The Creator and let us bow before Him in Prayers, remember the helpless during fasting and...

 
 Other Stories
Mir Zahoor for comprehensive eco-tourism policy in JK Reviews functioning of FPF
Srinagar, May 27, (Scoop News)- Minister of State for Forest, Environment, Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Cooperative and Fisheries, Mir Zahoor Ahmad, Saturday underscored the need for formulating a comprehensive eco-tourism policy in the State. The Minister was speaking at a meeting convened to review the functioning of the Department of Forest Protection Force (FPF). He said the policy will not only help increase the revenue but also create employment opportunities for the educated unemployed youth of the State. He called for eco-tourism boards to be established under the said policy in order that tourists visiting the State get the necessary platform. Mir Zahoor directed the Principal Chief...

Watali presents his book, “Kashmir Intifada”, to Governor
Srinagar, May 27, (Scoop News)- A.M. Watali, former Police Chief of Kashmir Division, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today and presented to him a copy of “Kashmir Intifada” which has been recently published. This book traces the history and progression of events which led to the emergence of militancy in Kashmir, including the factors and influences which enabled the youth to pick up arms against the State. The author has also suggested an approach for the resolution of the “Kashmir issue” which could be debated by the people living on both sides of the divide. Governor has lauded Sh. Watali’s initiatives to record an “insider’s view” of the events which led to the beginn...

Priya Sethi for promotion of Kashmiri products at national, international forums
Chairs Publicity Committee meeting of Tourism Deptt
Srinagar, May 26, (Scoop News)- The Minister of State for Tourism and Education, Priya Sethi, Friday called for promotion of Kashmiri products and tourism potential at the national and international level to attract more tourists to the State. The Minister was addressing officers at a Publicity Committee meeting of Department of Tourism which she chaired today here at SKICC to finalize the publicity and promotional programmes for the year 2017-18. The said meeting is held annually for approval of the publicity proposals and promotional activities to be organized for promoting Jammu and Kashmir Tourism products and potential at national and international level. ...

Eco-tour to Dachigam National Park organized
Srinagar, May 26, (Scoop News)- An eco-tour and nature walk was organized by Department of Ecology, Environment & Remote Sensing, for students to raise awareness about environmental issues. The program was held in collaboration with the Department of Environmental Science, Government Degree College, Bemina, during which the students along with teachers toured Dachigam National Park. During the tour, participants were made aware about the importance of Biodiversity and Wildlife by the experts. They also shared their views on the theme ‘Connecting People to the Nature’. A power point presentation depicting wildlife species of Ladakh, Kashmir and Jammu regions was also displayed fo...

World Earth Day celebration
Srinagar, May 26, (Scoop News)- A grand function regarding the celebration of "World Earth Day" was organized at MP Higher Secondary School here today which was presided over by principal of the school, Mr. Manzoor Ahmad Kumar. The inaugural address was delivered by Mtr. Romaisa Nazir, Lecturer Commerce. In addition to the student participants, the faculty members also delivered speeches to highlight the significance of the Earth Day. In the second phase, a question-answer session was conducted and students were later felicitated with prizes. Meanwhile, a signature campaign was also held in which the principal of the school and staff members signed a pledge to save the Mother Earth. The ...

Women’s Commission organizing seminars across JK on women's rights
'Education holds key to empowerment'
Srinagar, May 26, (Scoop News)- The Jammu and Kashmir State Commission for Women is conducting seminars at educational institutions across the State to spread awareness about the fundamental rights guaranteed to women under the Constitution. Chairperson, State Commission for Women (SWC), Ms. Nayeema Ahmad Mahjoor said the seminars are primarily aimed at making people aware about the rights guaranteed to females under the Constitution and other laws, as also about the role of the commission in safeguarding these rights. Ms Mehjoor has impressed upon the female students to commit themselves fully to their academic pursuits and focus exclusively on their education at this stage of life. She ...

Dy. CM calls on Governor
Srinagar, May 26, (Scoop News)- Dr. Nirmal K. Singh, Dy. Chief Minister, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan. Dr. Singh briefed the Governor about the various initiatives taken by the State Government to speed up the growth and development process in the State, particularly in the power, housing and urban development sectors. Dr. Singh also apprised the Governor about the measures adopted for augmenting electricity supply and ensuring public health, sanitation, solid waste management and environmental protection. The Governor and Dr. Singh also discussed the preparedness of the...

MLA Kangan meets Governor
Srinagar, May 26, (Scoop News)- Mian Altaf Ahmad, Member J&K Legislative Assembly from Kangan called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan. Mian Altaf discussed with the Governor various matters relating to the need for speeding up developmental works, better utilization of available resources and time bound completion of projects and programmes in his Constituency. The Governor and Mian Altaf also discussed arrangements to be made for the smooth conduct of Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2017. Appreciating Mian Altaf’s concerns, the Governor urged him to continue sustained efforts for promoting...

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