Wednesday, July 18, 2018
 
 Top Stories of The Day
JK Governor chairs 5th SAC meeting
Interviews for Class-IV Posts abolished,Enhancement of FTA to VLWs/MPWs
Srinagar, July 17, (Scoop News)-Governor, Shri N N Vohra on Tuesday chaired the 5th meeting of the State Administrative Council (SAC) at Raj Bhavan. Advisors to the Governor, Shri B B Vyas, Shri Vijay Kumar and Shri Khurshid Ahmad Ganai besides Chief Secretary, Shri B V R Subrahmanyam attended the meeting. The SAC deliberated upon the various proposals submitted by Administrative departments for its consideration and approval. Interviews for Class-IV Posts abolished In a decision with far-reaching consequences, the State Administrative Council (SAC) abolished interviews for all Class IV posts in the State. This comes into effect immediately except for those posts for which selection process has already been initiated. In future, all recruitment for Class IV posts under State, Divisional and District Cadres and also for Companies, Organizations and Bodies substantially ow...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
Governor orders immediate overhaul of grievance redressal mechanism
Advisors to hold regular public interactions at Srinagar, Jammu; Ensure outcome-based disposal of genuine grievances, complaints
Srinagar, July 17, (Scoop News)-To ensure speedy redress of public grievances, the Governor’s Secretariat today said that the Advisors to the Governor shall hear the public grievances every week at Jammu and Srinagar. “For speedy redressal of all complaints and grievances, and to ensure outcome-oriented resolution of genuine complaints and grievances, the three Advisors to the Governor shall meet and hear the grievances of individual citizens, delegations, deputations and civil society organizations both at Jammu and Srinagar regularly. They shall also hold review meetings to address to is...

Governor reviews Dal-Nageen Conservation, Management and Rehabilitation programmes
Directs double shift for manual cleaning of Dal Lake
Srinagar, July 17, (Scoop News)-: Governor N.N. Vohra chaired a meeting to review the ongoing Dal-Nageen Lake Conservation, Management and Rehabilitation programmes. Sh. B.B. Vyas, Advisor to Governor; Sh. BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Sh. K.B. Agarwal, Financial Commissioner, Housing and Urban Development Department; Sh. Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to Governor; Sh. Navin Choudhary, Principal Secretary Finance; Sh. Baseer Khan, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir; Sh. S.P. Pani, IGP Kashmir; Sh. A.H. Shah, VC LAWDA; Dr. A.R. Yousuf, Chairman, Scientific Advisory Committee; Sh. A.M Ra...

One policeman Martyred, another injured in militant attack in Muran Pulwama
1 militant killed, 2 soldier injured in Kupwara encounter
Srinagar, July 16, (Scoop News)-One policeman was killed while another got injured in a militant attack on a National Conference leader in Pulwama district. Polic said that militants in the afternoon hours today fired indiscriminately at the Policemen in Muran village at District Pulwama who were accompanying ex-MLA Rajpora Shri Ghulam Mohiudin. The Protected person is safe and secure however one of his PSOs Mudasir who was from district Police has attained martyrdom while the other PSO Nasir from security wing is stable. Apparently Terrorists after the firing incident have snatched ...

NC ready to meet all overt and covert machinations:Omar Abdullah
Democracy is a right, but subverting democracy is a sin
Srinagar, July 16, (Scoop News)-National Conference Vice President Mr. Omar Abdullah on Monday said that National Conference was ready to meet all over and covert machinations and was deeply rooted in the hearts and minds of the people based on its sacrifices and its commitment to safeguard the interests of the State. Addressing the Party’s monthly Provincial Committee Meeting for Kashmir Province at NC Headquarters ‘Nawa-e-Subha’ in Srinagar, the NC Vice President said everyone has a right to seek the trust and faith of the people as democracy was a right but subverting democracy through...

 
 Ladakh News
Jamyang Namgyal is new BJP District President Leh
Jammu, July 17, (Scoop News)-BJP State President Ravinder Raina (MLA) nominated Jamyang Tsering Namgyal (Councillor LAHDC) as New District President Leh. Jamyang who was elected Councilor, Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) from Martselang constituency in September 2015. Earlier, he served BJYM State Spokesperson. ...

Development of Leh on BJP’s topmost priorities: Kaul
Jammu, July 17, (Scoop News)-BJP Jammu & Kashmir, led by its State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul along with CEC, Leh Dorjay Mutup, MLC Tsering Dorjay while conducting series of meetings of District Office Bearers, Morcha Presidents, Mandal Presidents from Leh and BJP’s Executive Councillors and Councillors from Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) at Leh, said that the development of Leh is on the topmost priorities in BJP’s list. Ashok Kaul, while addressing the meeting, said that the development of the Leh is on the topmost priorities in BJP’s list. He asked the BJP l...

Parsa Foods opens its franchise in town
brand known for pocket friendly and quality preparations
Leh(Ladakh), July 16, (Scoop News)-Braving a steep climb and rough terrain, scores of locals. Non locals and tourists thronged Parsa’s franchise of popular Kashmiri Kathi roll and fast food venture, Parsa Foods, in the town. The owners claim that the Kashmir Food brand is known for its pocket friendly rates and quality preparations. They said the aim was bridge the gap between two regions of the state and the best way is to breaking the bread together. Parsa Foods has already two outlets in the valley and is set to open two more franchise in the month of August at Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) Awantipora and Baramullah main market. The new Leh outlet maintains ...

DLSA Kargil organizes National Lok Adalat
Kargil, July 15, (Scoop News)- District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Kargil under the aegis of National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) organized a National Lok Adalat at District Court Complex, Kargil. The Lok Adalat was held under the overall supervision of the Chairman District Legal Services Authority and Principal District & Session Judge Kargil, Sanjiv Kumar Bhagat. Two benches were constituted during the Lok Adalat wherein 104 cases in total were taken up for hearing. 71 cases were disposed of on the spot besides an amount of Rs 62,350/= was recovered. The benches were presided over by the Chairman District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) and Principal District & Session Judge ...

CEC, LAHDC reviews the ongoing and new schemes
Leh(Ladakh), July 14, (Scoop News)- CEC, LAHDC Dorjey Motup after resuming his charge convened a meeting of all the engineers of PWD headed by SE PWD, Leh S.K Pandita to review the ongoing and new schemes under engineering sector in the current financial year. The meeting was attended by Executive Councilor for Agriculture Tsering Wangdus, Executive Councilor for Health Gyal Wangyal, CPO, Leh Padma Lundup, Councilor Temisgam Tsering Morup, Councilor Hunder Kunzang Lotos, Councilor Lamayuru Morup Dorjey and CEC enquired about the progress of ongoing and new projects in current financial...

Tundup Gyatso takes oath as Councilor of 14 Thiksey constituency
Leh(Ladakh), July 14, (Scoop News)- Principal District & Session Judge, Sunil Gupta who has been prescribed the authority under SRO 291, Section 11 of LAHDC Act, 1997 administered the oath taking of Tundup Gyatso, candidate Indian National Congress as the Councilor of 14 Thiksey constituency, Leh district today at DC office conference hall, Leh. Tundup Gyatso has won the Thiksey Councilor seat by 110 votes as per the result of by-election declared on June 7, 2018. The by-election was conducted on June 4, 2018 due to the seat falling vacant after the sad and untimely demise of former CE...

CEC Kargil inaugurates Passport Camp
Kargil, July 13, (Scoop News)-Chief Executive Councillor (CEC) LAHDC Kachoo Ahmed Ali Khan inaugurated Passport Camp here today. To benefit from two-day camp, applicants have been asked to submit the Passport Application Form online for Fresh/Re-issue of passport under normal category and book prior appointment before visiting NIC Kargil. Applicants are requested to log on to the passport India websitewww.passportindia.gov.in to fill and submit the application form online, make payment of passport fee online through debit/credit card or internet banking (As mentioned on the website),. Appoi...

Chushul students meet Rijiju, ITBP sponsored tour to inspire a sense of pride in them for country
Leh(Ladakh)/New Delhi, July 13, (Scoop News)-Before leaving for Bhubaneswar (Odisha), visiting 22 school children from remote Chushul area in Ladakh region called on the Union Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju here today. The students in their teens are on Bharat Darshan Tour from July 10 to July 22. In Delhi, the students visited Red Fort, Akshar Dham Temple and Parliament House While conversing with the students, in the age group of 13-17 years, Rijiju said that he is overjoyed to meet the children from Leh and this tour will help them to understand the multiplicity, strength and magnificence of India. He said the study tour will improve their general understa...

 
 Debate
Mehbooba – More sinned against than sinning
By B L Saraf BJP has walked out of the Mehbboba led PDP- BJP alliance government . The Party felt that “ rise of terrorism , radicalization and sense of neglect felt by people in Jammu and Ladakh ” has made “ it untenable for it to continue with the alliance .” Many felt that PDP – BJP alliance was doomed to fail . It was marriage of convenience based essentially on the “ Doctrine of Inevitability “ . J& K needed a popular government : Arithmetic helped the cause of alliance . It is interesting to note that while making the withdrawal statement BJP gave impression that it...

Sordid end of coalition government
K.N. Pandita The coalition government has collapsed, perhaps belatedly. Hindsight shows that much damage could have been averted if the government had fallen much earlier. Coalition governments are not unknown in a democratic set up. However, at least there has to be a modicum of ideological compatibility. When BJP decided to be the partner in a coalition government with PDP after previous election, two things could become transparent. One was that the BJP betrayed no qualms of conscience in deviating from its cut and dried nationalistic policy as is generally believed. Seco...

Shujaat’s killing: Taking Kashmir back to 90s?
Straight Talk
K B Jandial At times, realities become incredibly strange. Recently, one such strange reality was agonizingly seen in Kashmir. A powerful voice of versatile senior journalist, Shujaat Bukhari, in support of unilateral ceasefire in Kashmir as part of a peace initiative, was silenced by the militants and his brutal killing became one of the grounds to revoke it by the Govt of India, to the liking of the anti- peace and hate- India groups who did everything to derail the peace initiative during holy Ramzan. Besides being against the tenets of Islam, the violent killing of Edi...

UN Human Rights Commission discredits itself
K.N. Pandita For the first time in the history of Kashmir question at the UN, the Chairman of Human Rights Commission Mr. Zeid Ra’d Al Hussein of Jordan has issued a 49-page tutored report spread over 20 paragraphs on “abuse and violation of human rights” in the State of Jammu and Kashmir mainly by India and peripherally by Pakistan. The report is a forceful indictment of India, particularly her security forces operating in Kashmir. Why has the report come today after twenty-eight years of externally sponsored Theo-fascist activities in Kashmir that consumed so many innocent lives besides the ethnic cleansing of the valley of its religious minority of the Pandits? ...

Home Minister in Kashmir - In search of “ right minded people .”
By B L Saraf Home Minister (HM ) Rajnath Singh has concluded his visit to Jammu and Kashmir . He reviewed security situation , both along the border and the hinter land . The visit has a significance as it comes post Ramdhan cease fire declaration whereby security forces were asked not to go for the militants . What laid before HM in Kashmir is quite obvious . However , it will be watched with interest what he intends to put on the table to find a way ahead . We expect HM to put a seal on series of moves Centre has initiated to see peace returning the Valley . He has gone throug...

Why doesn’t Kashmir stand up for Ramzan initiatives
Straight Talk
K B Jandial Will bloodshed in Kashmir ever come to an end? This soul searching question can be more appropriately rephrased. Will bloodshed in Kashmir be ever allowed to end? Answer to it would at least make you understand the complexities of Kashmir situation and the wide spread tentacles of “prophets of doom” within and outside Kashmir that put spokes in every peace initiative. Anti-peace brigade is the new development in Kashmir which spikes all such initiatives. But the unexplained issue is when Kashmir will stand up to this motley crowd of youngsters. Why the politicians have conveniently slipped into hibernation? They did it when minuscule KPs were forced to mig...

SC to decide CBI probe as Rasana case gets murkier
Straight Talk
K B Jandial With the passing of each day after Crime Branch’s (CB) filing of charge sheet in the communally sensitive gruesome Rasana rape and murder case, the crime story is getting murkier with daily revelation of contradictory facts and unanswered questions. The fact finding report of all-women team of a nationally reputed Group of Intellectuals and Academicians ( all women body) that comprised former District and Session Judge, SC Advocate, Professors, has literally questioned the CB’s challan. The claim of gang rape too has been questioned. This led to some change in perception at national and state level and also appreciation of demand for CBI probe. Politically and s...

Kashmir politicos on the same wavelength
K.N. Pandit Maddening media hype allowed to the atrocious treatment of a minor Muslim girl in the village Rassana in Kathua district will cost dare to the ruling BJP. Line of discretion has been crossed in a bid to garner elusive goodwill of the community, which, however, is a sickening subject. BJP higher echelons have fallen in the trap of a meticulous conspiracy hatched by ISI, Hurriyat and PDP combine. General Secretary Ram Madhav has unwittingly proved his naivety by giving an incoherent and inexperienced interview to electronic media at Jammu. Essentially, this is an inter-clannish feud of Bakarwal community in the region. The focal point in the narrative i...

 Jammu News
SAC approves DPR of Ujh Multipurpose Project
Will generate 186 MW Power, irrigate over 31,000 Ha land in Kathua
Srinagar, July 17, (Scoop News)-The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Shri N N Vohra approved the revised DPR of the Ujh Multipurpose Project costing Rs.4750 crores. The project on completion will generate 186 MW of electricity and irrigate around 31,380 hectares of land in Kathua District. In the revised DPR, the height of the reservoir in the Dam has been reduced, as a result of which the area under submergence has reduced from 41 sq km to 34.5 sq km i.e. reduction of about 7 sq km, with the likely population to be affected by submergence coming down by about 3000 people i.e from 11498 to 8684 souls. The Govern...

Incumbent BJP leaders would be remembered as “Jai-Chands” of Jammu: Balbir Singh
Hiranagar (Kathua), July 17, (Scoop News)-Regretting that incumbent BJP leadership in J&K had wasted historical mandate of the people of Jammu for the lust of power, senior Congress leader and Member of the Legislative Council (MLC), Thakur Balbir Singh today said that elected representatives of the Saffron Party would be remembered in the history of J&K as ‘Jai-Chands” of Jammu. Addressing a function at Hiranagar in connection with the 103rd birthday of late Congress leader Girdhari Lal Dogra, who served the state as Finance Minister for more than a decade, Thakur Balbir Singh said that Dogra Sahib had set an example of a great leader and the real representative of the people. “BJP le...

Div Com Jammu reviews progress on Airport expansion project
Launches plantation drive; Calls for massive afforestation in city, suburbs
Jammu, july 17, (Scoop News)- Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma today chaired a meeting to review the progress on the proposed expansion and extension of Jammu Airport. The project includes extension of the existing runway from 6700 feet to 8000 feet. In the meeting, Div Com was apprised about the various ongoing and future stages of the project. He also suggested shifting of the Animal Husbandry farm from BeliCharana to a suitable place so that both the parties-the department and the airport are benefitted by the move. A detailed discussion was held on the exchange of army land with the airport authorities. Other issues which cropped up during the meeting were cutting of trees, ...

BJP welcomes filing of charge sheet in JKCA scam
while appealing for action against those roaming freely
Jammu, July 17, (Scoop News)-Bharatiya Janata Party has welcomed the filing of charge sheet by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the infamous Jammu Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) Scam including the JKNC President Farooq Abdullah among the four accused. “Jammu & Kashmir has a dubious track record that so far not even a single person has been convicted in high profile corruption cases involving politician, minister or a senior bureaucrat. Hopefully, this dubious trend will be broken and the guilty punished this time,” said Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson. Corruption has been one of the main causes of poor governance and disenchantment among the youth. “Despite numerous corru...

NC seeks safeguard to interests of reserved categories
Jammu, July 17, (Scoop News)-A meeting of District Presidents, District Secretaries and other office bearers of Scheduled Caste Cell National Conference of Jammu Province was held on 17th July, 2018 at Sher- I-Kashmir Bhawan, Jammu under the Chairmanship of Mr Vijay Lochan Co- Chairman SC Cell National Conference of Jammu Province. A threadbare discussion was held on agenda points regarding latest political scenario and other important issues. While speaking on this occasion Vijay Lochan Co- Chairman SC Cell of National Conference of Jammu province said that it is apparent from the policies of BJP that they have great lust of power. On one side the workers of BJP in Jammu a...

Sambyal proposes 5 D formula in Cong : Seva Dal
Jammu, July 17, (Scoop News)_As per the directions of All India Congress Seva Dal chief Lal Ji Desai to strengthen the Congress Seva Dal all over India. Keeping in view Jammu and Kashmir State Congress Seva Dal chief Balvinder Singh Sambyal took strong steps to make the sangthan live and strong in the state. Sambyal called various meeting all over Jammu province of Congress Seva Dal Distt.chiefs observers and activists and asked them to work on the formula of five (D) The Congress Seva Dal activist should be Disciplined, Dynamic, Daring, Dedicated and Devoted for the Congress Seva Dal. He said that this is the only formula which can make the Congress Seva Dal strong if ...

JK Govt orders transfers, postings in State administration
Jammu, July 16, (Scoop News)-The J&K Government ON Monday ordered transfers in transfer and postings of sixty two officers including IAS and KAS and giving additional charge of the Departments to some of the officers. Offical statement said that the transfers and postings were ordered with a view to ensure smooth functioning of various Departments/Organizations for assured public delivery, fill up critical positions, posting of such officers, who were awaiting adjustment and meet other administrative exigencies. Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, Principal Secretary to the Government, Animal and Sheep Husbandry Department, will also hold the charge of the post of Administrative Secretary, T...

Div Com reviews traffic scenario
Emphasizes on incorporating modern methods for better traffic management
Jammu, July 16, (Scoop News)-Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma today convened a meeting to review the traffic scenario in Jammu city besides discussing measures to further streamline the traffic movement. The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner, Ramesh Kumar, VC JDA, R K Shavan , SSP Traffic , Joginder Singh, RTO , Deep Raj besides other senior functionaries of concerned departments. During the meeting, a detailed discussion was held on various vital issues including factors affecting traffic volume in the city, removing encroachments by both shops keepers and rehris, unauth...

 
 Kashmir News
SAC approves Rural Employment Generation Programme
1500 youth to be targeted annually
Srinagar, July 17, (Scoop News)-The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Shri N N Vohra approved the launch of a big-ticket Employment Generation programme namely “J&K Rural Employment Generation Programme (JKREGP)" with an annual outlay of Rs 50 Crore to start with. The new scheme will target 1500 unemployed youth annually in the initial phase and will be implemented by J&K Khadi Village & Industries Board (KVIB) from the financial year 2018-19. The scheme is being launched with an objective to harness and channelize energy and entrepreneurial skills of rural unemployed youth towards productive enterprise in micro industrial sector ...

Security review meeting held at Kulgam
Srinagar, July 17, (Scoop News)-A Security Review Meeting at the district level was held on 17 July 2018 at District Police Lines, Kulgam to review the overall security situation and to draw out the future security strategy. The Security Review was carried out by Lt Gen AK Bhatt, Chinar Corps Commander, Dr SP Vaid, Director General of Police J&K, GOC Victor Force and IGP J&K. The same was attended by the concerned Commanding Officers and SSPs apart from others. The primary aim of the Review was to further strengthen the existing synergy among the Army, JKP, CRPF and other sec...

Advisor Kumar for early settlement of Provident Fund claims
Chairs 80th meeting of Board of Trustees of JKEPFO ‘Online claim filing to be launched soon’
Srinagar, July 17, (Scoop News)- Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar has asked the Jammu and Kashmir Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) to expedite the process of settlement of pending dues to its subscribers and also to ensure that the employee who files the Provident Fund claim get its money within stipulated time frame. He also directed for pacing up the process of digitization of records which would further help in achieving the positive results. While chairing the 80th meeting of Board of Trustees of J&K Employees Provident Fund Organization, the Advisor said that it is important that the money of the employees deposited with the organization should be given back to them ...

Div Com Kashmir reviews implementation of Governor’s directions for Budgam
Budgam, July 17, (Scoop News)- Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today convened a meeting to review overall development scenario of Budgam and various directions issued by the Governor during his recent visit to the district. During the meeting, Deputy Commissioner Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar briefed the Div Com about the overall development scenario and various bottlenecks that require the intervention of divisional administration for carrying out work smoothly on development projects. An in-depth review of CSS schemes being executed under CRF and NABARD schemes of R&B, PMGSY, I&FC, PHE, PDD,PMGSY, RDD, SBM, Health, and Education was also undertaken in the meeting. On the...

IUST’s Journalism Students interact with Senior Editor
Awantipora, July 17, (Scoop News)-An interactive session with Associate Editor of Tameel-e- Irshad Nazim Nazir was held in Department of Journalism and Mass Communication (DJMC), Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) here on Tuesday. Deliberating in length on the evolution of Urdu journalism in Kashmir Nazir said that journalism in Kashmir is one of the ‘most difficult professions’ due to the prevailing political situation and one has to be extremely professional about the newsroom practices. “During reporting one should be balanced keeping in view all the ethics of journalism and as an editor the responsibility increases many folds. We cannot afford to be biased,” he added...

Sale of substandard drugs continues unabated in Kashmir: DAK
Srinagar, July 17, (Scoop News)-Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Tuesday said sale of substandard drugs continues unabated in Kashmir valley putting lives of patients at risk. “Kashmir has turned into a safe bastion for trade in substandard drugs and whole market is under the dragnet of these poor-quality drugs,” said DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a communiqué. According to analytic reports accessed by DAK (reports attached), he said many drugs have been declared substandard. DAK President said in February this year, L-Nova-500 tablet, a life-saving antibiotic manufactured in India by PDC Healthcare was found substandard. The drug contained 180.92 mg of levofloxacin which is...

Police detains two school teachers for eulogizing terrorism
video on social media prompts police to take suo moto action against perpetrators
Baramulla, July 17, (Scoop News)-As many as 13 teachers of a private school were detained over ten days ago by local police for allegedly eulogizing terrorism and motivating the students to join the ranks of terrorists. Police, however, let off 11 teachers after completion of its preliminary investigation and following intervention by some village elders. A video uploaded on social media showed teenagers being prompted to act as terrorists in the forests of Zandafaran where they had gone on a day long picnic a fortnight ago. Some children were seen singing songs glorifying death while other students were seen carrying out an attack on enemy forces. Most of the students belon...

Police seeks help of general public to trace the missing person of Anantnag
Srinagar, July 17, (Scoop News)- District Police Anantnag seeks help of general public in tracing the missing person who is missing since 16-07-2018. As reported by Abdul Rasheed sofi resident of Ashmuqam Anantnag that his son Ishtiyaq Rasheed Sofi (aged 36 years), resident of Ashmuqam is missing from his home since 16-07-2018. In this regard a missing report has been lodged in Police Station Ashmuqam and search to trace out the missing person has been started. Anybody having any information regarding the missing person may kindly inform Police Station Ashmuqam on 9596777624 or PCR Anant...

 
 Other Stories
AIF organizes Humanitarian assistance and disaster relief conclave
Jammu, July 17, (Scoop News)-In the series of bi-annual conclaves on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR), the third HADR conclave in J&K was again organised by Air Force Station Jammu on 17 Jul 18. The conclave was aimed at sysnergising the joint Civil-Military operations towards HADR. The conclave was attended by senior officers from Indian Army, State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and J&K police and Fire department. The conference commenced with presentation by the IAF, on the conduct of HADR missions using IAF Helicopters in the face of calamities and improving the ef...

Advisor Ganai reviews functioning of Higher Education Deptt
Directs speedy recruitment to fill 1016 vacancies
Srinagar, July 17, (Scoop News)- The Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai today chaired two separate meetings to review functioning of Higher Education department and discuss issues related to cultural centers for ethnic groups in the State. The meeting was attended by Commissioner Secretary Higher Education Sarita Chauhan, Special Secretary Riyaz Ahmad, Additional Secretary Dr Ravi Kumar, Financial Advisor Ashok Khajuria, Director Planning G M Ganai, Director Colleges Prof Z AChatt, and Director RUSA M Shafiq besides other officers. During the meeting, the Advisor was briefed about the functioning of higher educational institutions in terms of enrolments, status of infrastructure,...

Govt to introduce Rehbar-e-Machli-Palan scheme: Samoon
150 post-graduates/graduates in Fisheries to be engaged in first phase
Srinagar, July 17, (Scoop News)- To address the dearth of staff in the Fisheries Department, Principal Secretary, Animal and Sheep Husbandry Department, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon today announced that the department will engage professional fisheries graduates and post-graduates under Rehbar-e-MachliPalan. The scheme will be implemented on the pattern of already introduced Rehbar-e-Pushupallan scheme, Samoon said while chairing a meeting convened to review the functioning of fisheries Department here. He said that the Department plans to engage 150 professional fisheries graduates and post graduates as Rehbari-e-MachliPalan on a monthly remuneration, in the first phase. The Principal Secre...

SDRF Recruitment: 1708 candidates from district Srinagar and Ganderbal appeared in the physical tests
Srinagar, July 17, (Scoop News)-On the 2nd day of recruitment for the post of constables in State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) 1708 candidates appeared for physical endurance tests at RTC CRPF Humhama here today. In all 2100 candidates from district Ganderbal and Srinagar were called for the physical tests out of whom 1708 appeared in these tests. The schedule for the tests will continue till July 23 in Kashmir province. Candidates from district Anantnag have been called for tests on July 18 & 19 and candidates from district Kulgam will be put to tests on July 19, 2018. On July 20, 2018 candidates from district Pulwama and Shopian will appear f...

Governor reviews Rs. 100 crore Expansion Plans of SMVD University
Srinagar, July 17, (Scoop News)-Governor N.N. Vohra, Chancellor of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, was apprised about the expansion plans of the University with respect to construction of three proposed buildings, namely a new Academic Block, an Indoor Sports Complex and a Scholars Family Hostel. Governor was given a presentation about these projects by representatives of M/S Kothari Associates Pvt. Ltd, the Architect Consultant engaged by SMVD University. Sh. B. B. Vyas, Member of the Shrine Board; Sh Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to Governor; Sh Dheeraj Gupta CEO SMVD ...

Zulfkar for establishing local self government
Address workers meeting at Rajouri, calls for gearing up for panchayat polls
Rajouri, July 17, (Scoop News)-Calling upon workers to gear up for Panchayat polls, Former Minister, MLA Darhal and Member of Political Affairs Committee of Peoples Democratic Party Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali has said that elections for panchayats and local bodies are imperative for gross root level development in the state. Addressing workers convention at Rajouri for the first time after Governor Rule, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali said that Panchayat and local bodies are important to strengthen democracy and these institutions need to be established as earlier as possible. He said that decentrali...

Governor urges students, youth to participate in the Swachh Bharat Summer Internship Scheme
Srinagar, July 16, (Scoop News)- Governor N.N. Vohra chaired a high level meeting at the Raj Bhavan of Vice Chancellors, experts and senior civil servants to review implementation of the Swachh Bharat Mission and of the newly launched Swachh Bharat Summer Internship Scheme. Governor urged college students, NCC/NSS cadets, and youth at large to join the Internship Scheme and contribute towards cleaning the environment. He urged officers and participants in the meeting to work in close coordination to make the Mission programme a grand success across the State. Governor Vohra appreciated the initiatives taken by former Chief Secretary, Sh. B.B. Vyas, to secure a phenomenal increase in the ...

Javadekar reviews progress of Education sector in ‘Aspirational Districts’
Advisor Ganai briefs Union Minister about progress made in JK
Srinagar, July 16, (Scoop News)-To discuss and fast-track interventions under key-policy indicators identified in the Education sector under “Aspirational Districts Programme”, the Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today attended a country-wide video-conference chaired by Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar. During the meeting representatives of all the states shared present status for key policy indicators. Speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister urged upon all connected Departments to fast-track the tendering process for the construction of 70 model colleges in the country. The meeting was informed that for J&K, Kupwara and Baramulla distric...

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