Saturday, August 19, 2017
 
 Top Stories of The Day
Yashwant Sinha led delegation meets CM
Mehbooba says civil society plays impt role in bringing down acrimony, underscores continuous engagement
Srinagar, August 18, (Scoop News)- The delegation of prominent citizens led by former Foreign Minister, Yashwant Sinha, who are on a visit to Kashmir Valley, called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today. The delegation apprised the Chief Minister about the series of meetings they had with various sections of society. They also informed her about their impressions of the situation in the State and its steady improvement. The Chief Minister appreciated the efforts of the group in reaching out to the people of the State while underscoring the need for continuous engagement between people and societies. She said civil society has contributed immensely in present day world in reducing frictions and acrimonies between societies and resolving issues among people. The members of the group include Executive Director, Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation (CDR), ...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
Omar seeks special session of J&K Legislature on Article 35A
Srinagar, August 18, (Scoop News)-National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah on Friday sought a special session of Jammu and Kashmir Legislature before 29th August to frame up an appropriate response to counter the narrative with regard to tampering or repealing of Article 35A of the Constitution. “The issue is of vital importance for the people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, as abrogation of Article 35A will have serious ramifications”, Mr Omar Abdullah said in a statement issued from the National Conference headquarters, Nawai Subah Complex. The Working ...

Mehbooba, Gajapati Raju inaugurate upgraded terminal at Jammu Airport
Jammu has much to offer in terms of heritage, history: CM
Jammu, August 17, (Scoop News)- Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti and Union Minister for Civil Aviation, P Ashok Gajapati Raju inaugurated the upgraded passenger terminal at Jammu airport today. With the commissioning today of this Rs. 90 crore project, the passengers at the airport would be having enhanced passenger handling per hour and more checks-in and use of modern technology for heat and water conservation. Addressing a largely attended gathering after the inauguration, the Chief Minister hoped that with the inauguration of the improved facilities, Jammu airport would attract more and...

LeT District Commander killed in Pulwama
Srinagar, August 16, (Scoop News)-LeT District Commander was killed in a brief gunfight with Police and security forces at Banderpora area of Koil village in Pulwama district. Police said that acting on a specific information regarding the movement of LeT District Commander Mohammad Ayoub Lone alias Habtullah/Ayoub Lelhari, Pulwama Police along with 55 RR, 182 & 183 Bn CRPF laid joint Nakas (check posts) and ambush were places at Banderpora, Drubgam and Chandgam areas. A vehicle in which the LeT commander was travelling was intercepted at Banderpora area of Koil village in the jurisdiction of Police Station Pulwama. The terrorist tried to flee and fired upon the joint party which w...

Mehbooba stresses on community based disaster response
Directs appraisal of disaster related medical facilities, food supply lines; Asks for procuring necessary equipments
Srinagar, August 16, (Scoop News)-Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today stressed on adopting community based Disaster response and involving local institutions while framing responses to emergencies. Chairing the 6th meeting of State Disaster Management Authority here today, the Chief Minister directed imparting necessary training among the local volunteers for which she directed involving the managements committees of local mosques, Gurduwars, temples and churches. Minister for Revenue, Relief, Rehabilitation & Disaster Management, Abdul Rehman Veeri and Minister for Public Works, Naeem A...

 
 Ladakh News
Dorjey for promoting agri-based sustainable economy in Ladakh
'Development of border areas must for security reasons'
Len, August 18, (Scoop News)-Minister for Cooperatives and Ladakh Affairs, Chering Dorjey, today chaired an interface meeting with LAHDC members, NABARD and Banks, and Bi-monthly structured meeting of DDMS at Conference Hall here. The CEC, LAHDC, Dr Sonam Dawa, Chairman NABARD, Harsh Kumar Bhanwala, CGM NABARD, Dorjey Mutup Executive Councilors Tsering Wangdus, Tsering Sangdup, Councillors, District Officers, Officials from NAPCONS, SKV, TISS, NABARD, Banks and progressive farmers from Leh attended the meeting. Mr Dorjey expressed gratitude and great hope from the visit ...

Lal Singh inspects forest plantation farm in Drass
Drass, August 18, (Scoop News)-Minister for Forest, Choudhary Lal Singh today inspected the forest plantation farm at Matayan, Drass in Kargil District. The Minister was informed about the various initiatives taken by the department during last one year. On the occasion, the Minister stressed upon officers to ensure that requisite steps are taken to increase the green cover in the region. The present dispensation is committed to increase the green cover in the region for which massive plantation drives would soon be started, he said. Mr. Lal Singh impressed upon the officials to put in concerted efforts and mobilize the available resources for taking up plantation drive in the region, be...

Tourism Deptt conducts 1st Himalayan traverse expedition
Srinagar, August 18, (Scoop News)-The Department of Tourism, Kashmir, in collaboration with Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) and JK Mountaineering and Hiking Club (JKMHC) organized first of its kind Himalayan traverse expedition from Kargil to Pahalgam through the Suru La and Gulol Gali passes. The trekkers left from Kargil on August 11 and completed the expedition today. It was the first Trans Himalayan Traverse from Kargil towards Suru Valley and Zanskar Valley and is one of the most challenging and thrilling trekking route for adventure lovers as compared to others Himalayan traverse. The team comprised members from Tourism Department, JKMHC, AKTTA and Roots Ladakh wh...

Lamas seek help from ASI in preserving, protecting and documenting of antiquities
in over a dozen of identified Gonpas, palaces, castles and stupas
Leh(Ladakh), August 18, (Scoop News)-In a bid to preserve and protect ancient tongkas, murals and metallic statues installed in over a dozen of gonpas (monasteries), All Ladakh Gonpa Association has approached the Archeological Survey of India for scientific documentation of its antique items and structures. The monasteries, castles, and palaces which have been listed for owning rich collection of centuries old inheritance includes shrine of four lords Gon Khang, Hemis, Thiksey, Shey palace, the stupa in Thissru, Leh palace, Phyang, Lakir,, Alchi, Lamayuru, old castle on Tsemo Hill etc. All these structures, religious places and antiques are extraordinary in their own w...

President and Army Chief addressing troops, to present ceremonial Presidential Colours to Ladakh Scouts on Sunday.
Leh(Ladakh), August 18, (Scoop News)-President Ram Nath Kovind, who is also the Supreme Commander in Chief of Combined Forces will be arriving Leh on Sunday for his day long visit of strategic Ladakh region. This will be the first official visit of the President to the border region where he would be addressing troops including Ladakh Scouts on Sunday. Kovind had earlier cancelled his trip to the region in June when he was invited to attend a religious function after his name was announced for the post for the coveted post by the National Development Alliance (NDA). Incidentally, during his campaign to garner support from the lawmakers of various political parties for his ...

Governor visits Ladakh Garrison,Briefed by 14 Corps Commander
Leh, August 17, (Scoop News)- Governor N.N. Vohra visited 14 Corps Hqrs, Leh, where he was briefed by Lt. Gen PJS Pannu, Corps Commander. Lt. Gen. Pannu briefed Governor about the overall situation along the LoC and LaC which fall within the Area of Responsibility of this Corps and also about certain other important matters relating to the Ladakh region, particularly including issues relating to connectivity and the difficulties being faced by the shepherds and grazers. ...

Governor participates in Special National Integration Camp at Leh
Leh, August 17, (Scoop News)- Governor N.N.Vohra today visited Leh to participate in the Special National Integration Camp (SNIC) organised here by the National Cadet Corps (NCC) Directorate of J&K. About 200 NCC cadets from various parts of the country are participating in this SNIC. On his arrival at the Camp the Governor was presented a Guard of Honour by the Cadets and introduced to the NCC officers attending the Camp. Emphasising the importance of the National Cadet Corps, Governor observed that all Cadets should wear their uniform with pride as they are among the very lucky 11 lakh...

LAHDC will leave no stone unturned to replicate the kindergarten system of education :Dorjey Motup
Leh, August 17, (Scoop News)-The successful implementation of kindergarten system of education being practiced in council model school Phey, Nimoo and Spituk under Aktion Ladakh initiative since many years in an excellent inspiration for entire Ladakh to follow and LAHDC, Leh will leave no stone unturned to replicate the kindergarten system of education in all the pre primary nursery schools of govt schools introduced since 2012 to streamline the education system of Ladakh in more inclusive way. It was stated by Executive Councilor for Education Dorjey Motup as chief guest while addressing...

 
 Debate
Prime Minister reaches out to the Kashmiris
By B L Saraf Addressing the nation, on the occasion of 71st birth anniversary of country’s independence, Prime Minster Narendra Modi reached out the Kashmiris ” Na gaali se na goli se, parivartan hoga gale lagaaney se ……. samasya suljhege Kashmri ko gale lagane se.” (Kashmir problem cannot be solved by either bullets or by abuses. It can be solved by embracing Kashmiris) Coming at a time when gun powder smell is all pervading in Kashmir and roads are drenched in human blood this statement blows a whiff of fresh air. We hear echo of Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s words that Kashmir issue should be sorted out in ” Insaniyat key dairey mein.” No wonder, Modi has often been invoking former...

SC, not Modi, will have last word on Article 35A
Straight Talk
By K. B. Jandial Intemperate and strong words coupled with threats by almost all Kashmir based mainstream as well as Hurriyat leaders on Article 35A of Constitution of India have brought in a dangerous regional divide with Jammu opposing retention of this article, silence of BJP and assurance of PM Modi to stand by commitment on status quo on J&K special constitutional position notwithstanding. For the first time, two major political rivals- NC& PDP have made common cause with the separatists and civil society at their beck and call against Delhi on “tinkering” of Article 35A as if ...

Article 35 A More Than A Mere legal Provision - must be defended
By B L Saraf In a move rarely seen in the past , Parties in opposition have joined hands with the government to devise a strategy to defend Article 35 A of the Union Constitution which is facing a renewed judicial challenge in the Apex Court . In convergence of sorts , on this issue separatists too seem to be on the same page , though for different reasons . Opposition leaders have counseled CM Mehbooba Mufti to arrange for a meeting with PM Narandra Modi , wherein they “ would apprise him about the concerns that abrogation of ...

Kashmiris mourn killing of Pak terrorist
By K.N. Pandita Thousands of Kashmiri youth in various parts of the valley recently mourned the killing of two A++ grade terrorists, one of them a Pakistani national and the other his local accomplice. One local civilian stone throwing youth also got killed in cross firing. Twenty-eight year old LeT commander Abu Dujana, originally from Gilgit-Baltistan, and his local accomplice Ghulam Nabi Dar of Lelihar in Pulwama district were gunned down when they refused to surrender to security forces during the siege of the house in Hakripora, Pulwama where the duo was hiding. They opened fi...

Follow Punjab; make ‘idea’ irrelevant, Mehbooba ji!
Straight Talk
By K B Jandial Amidst increased pressure on militants leading to elimination of 125 militants this year, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti made critical statements on J&K’s special status last week, somewhat identical; many call these provocative and threatening. Whether these are the outcome of competitive regional politics to pander to the separatist sentiments that are more pronounced in Kashmir today than before or speaking out their mind positioning against anticipated BJP’s move against Special Status. Anti-Delhi threats are not new as it is Kashmir’s politics of survival....

Mehbooba ‘ Fulminates ‘
By B L Saraf While defending Article 35 A of the Indian Constitution , CM Mehbooba Mufti warned in a seminar “ Understanding Kashmir “ , organized in New Delhi by the Bureau of Research on Industry & Economic Fundamentals ( BRIEF ) : “ Any tinkering with Article 35 A won’t be acceptable . I won’t hesitate in saying that no body will even carry corpse of National Flag in Kashmir if Article 35A is scrapped . Let one make it very clear .” Desirably , the statement should have been couched in a better phraseology . Nonetheless , in spirit , it sounds unexceptional . She is right ...

State Law Commission Need Of The Hour - but Insulate it from politics
By B L Saraf Much water has flown down the legislative drain in the Sub – Continent ever since Lord Macaulay took over as the first Chairman of Law Commission in India , in 1834, pursuant to its creation by the British , vide Charter Act of 1833 . Lord Macaulay’s name has gone in the annals of the Sub- Continental judiciary after he and his team in the Commission codified penal laws and devised Criminal Procedure Code to regulate the criminal trials . Indian Penal Code and Cr Pc are among various laws which owe codification to him. After independence , GOI established first Law Commission in 1955 with M C Setalvad , ...

Amendment Bill and frustrated opposition
By K.N. Pandita Rajya Sabha has passed the Amendment to the Statistics Data Bill for Jammu and Kashmir, which was earlier passed by the Lok Sabha in April this year. Despite the criticism and reservations of the opposition parties particularly the Congress and CPI the bill was passed. A close study of the debate on the amendment in the Rajya Sabha reveals that the Congress is chasing extraneous interests that go against the spirit of nationalism. It reveals how ambivalent Congress has been in regard to its Kashmir policy. Any Kashmiri worth his salt will endorse the duplicity of the opposition. The leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha has thrown to winds the subtle...

 Jammu News
Dy CM reviews arrangements for Navratri festival
Jammu,August 18, (Scoop News)- Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh today chaired a meeting to review the preparedness for Navratri festival being organized by Tourism Department at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi shrine base camp town of Katra. Minister of State for Tourism Priya Sethi, Divisional Commissioner Jammu Dr M K Bhandari, Chief Executive Officer Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board Ajeet Kumar Sahu, Deputy Commissioner Reasi Ravinder Kumar, Deputy Commissioner Jammu Kumar Rajeev Ranjan and Director Tourism Jammu Smita Sethi, besides senior functionaries of concerned Departments were present in the meeting. In order to showcase and highlight the rich culture, heritage, and local ...

Abdul Haq flags off second batch of trainees under Himayat
157 youths to get training in different skills at Raipur, Bangalore
Jammu,August 18, (Scoop News)- Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj Law and Justice, Abdul Haq Khan today flagged off the second batch of trainees for skill training and assured employment under Himayat Scheme from Panchayat Bhawan, Jammu. The second batch of 157 trainees including 111 boys and 31 girls from three districts of Jammu division viz. Doda, Kishtwar and Kathua and 15 youth from Kashmir Valley which will undergo skill training-domain in healthcare, retail banking, financial services and insurance at Apollo MedSkills at Bangalore, Surya Wires Pvt Ltd. at Raipur and Manpower Group Services India Pvt. Ltd at Jammu (Project Implementing Agencies). These agencies will lat...

Sham Choudhary sets deadline for road projects in Suchetgarh
Jammu,August 18, (Scoop News)- Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary today set deadline for completion of vital road projects with direction to engineers of PWD (R&B) to expedite the works lying unattended for the last so many years. The Minister issued these directions while addressing a review meeting of major roads being executed under NABARD and BADP in Suchetgarh. Superintending Engineer, PWD(R&B) Dev Raj, Executive Engineer, PWD(R&B) Alok Mengi and other senior officers of the department were present in the meeting. The Minister enquired about the status of various roads including main road leading to Chak Devangarh, Chakrohi to Pindi Sarochan, Chakrohi ...

Historic Machail Yatra begins
Bhaderwah, August 18, (Scoop News)- The historical Machail Paddar Yatra commenced today from its base camp Temple of Chandi mata at village chanote in Bhaderwah. The yatra started on August 18 and will culminate on August 25. More than 5000 pilgrims are undertaking the yatra. The yatra started from chandi Mandir at village Chanote Bhaderwah where devotees from various parts of the state as well as from other parts of country assembled and left for Machail padder in Kishtwar District amidst chanting of Bhajans and religious sermons in a cavalcade of Buses, Matadors, Sumos and cars etc. MLA...

Kailash Yatra begins in Bhaderwah
Bhaderwah, August 18, (Scoop News)- Charri Mubarak of Holy Kailash Yatra 2017 left for its destination of Kailash Kund from the ancient Vasuki Nag Temple Gatha Bhaderwah here today. The Yatra crossed the Bhaderwah town at 9 am where the enthusiastic devotees raised slogans of Vasuki Nag deity. MLA Daleep Singh Parihar and MLC Naresh Kumar Gupta accompanied by CEO Bhaderwah Development Authority Bal Krishan, who has also been nominated as Yatra Officer for all yatras taking place this month, ASP Shahzad Salaria, SDPO Brijesh Sharma, Tehsildar Masood Ahmed, SHO and others tehsil officers b...

Zulfkar reviews functioning of FCS&CA Department
Jammu, August 18, (Scoop News)-Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and Information, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali, on Friday said that government is making unprecedented efforts to provide adequate and timely supply of ration to people of the state in fair and transparent manner. The Minister said this during a review meeting held with the senior functionaries of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) department, here today. Commissioner Secretary FCS&CA Department, Shafiq Ahmed Raina, Director FCS&CA, Ch Rashid Azam Inquilabi, Joint Director FCS &CA, Deputy Director (Planning), Assistant Directors, Tehsil Supply Officers besides other senior functionarie...

Facilitating under-privileged segments Govt’s prime concern: Priya Sethi
Jammu, August 18, (Scoop News)-Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Department of Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks Priya Sethi said that the present government is laying focused attention on facilitating the under privileged segments of the society through numerous social welfare schemes launched for the purpose. The Minister was speaking at an awareness camp organized here today by the Social Welfare Department. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said the Government has taken several reformative measures to facilitate the beneficiaries under various state and centrally sponsored schemes. She called upon the concerned officers to adopt a pro-ac...

35A to be preserved for being shield to unique Dogra culture,identity besides their economic interests: Rana
“Foot-prints of PM’s outreach to J&K must be felt on ground”
Nagrota,August 18, (Scoop News)- Welcoming the outreach of Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference Provincial President Mr Devender Singh Rana on Thursday said that its foot-prints should be felt at the ground level. “The Prime Minister’s outreach is a positive development”, Mr Rana told reporters, at the sidelines of the flag-off a yatra here this morning, in response to a question on Mr Modi’s Independence Day address from the ramparts of Red Fort in the national capital. He said, time has come when hawks from the either side should be ove...

 
 Kashmir News
' People are awaiting for final resolution of Kashmir to put an end to uncertainty ': Mirwaiz
Srinagar, August 18, (Scoop News)-APHC leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, said that for the past 70 years people of Kashmir are born raised live and die with the fact that Kashmir is a disputed place waiting a final resolution and that fact has its foundation in the highest world body's the United Nations ratification of it through passing of resolutions to this effect and the commitment made by no less than the PM of India there. He was addressing the Friday congregation at Jama Masjid Srinagar after being released from 57 days of continuous house arrest. Mirwaiz said people of Jammu ...

Dy CM for speedy implementation of new initiatives in power sector
Srinagar, August 18, (Scoop News)-Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh today asked for coordinated efforts for the successful implementation of the initiatives undertaken for the power sector so that the Prime Minister’s vision of providing un-interrupted power supply to every town and village of the country is realized. The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking a review meeting convened to discuss the status of power sector related programmes including the 11th plan under Re-DDUGJY (Din Dayal Uphadaya Gram Jyoti Karan Yojana) / DDUGJY and Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP) under PFA (Power for All) and UDAY Schemes in J&K. It was attended by Principal Secretary PDD, Chairman ...

Ethics Committee discusses conduct of Legislators
Srinagar, August 18, (Scoop News)-A meeting of J&K Legislative Assembly's Ethics Committee was held here today under the chairmanship of Legislator Abdul Rahim Rather. Threadbare discussions related to the role of the Ethics Committee in addressing various issues were held during the meeting. The members also discussed the future course of action for the Committee. Legislators, Abdul Majeed Larmi and Choudhary Mohammad Akram, who are members of the Committee, gave their suggestions on how to improve the ethical conduct of the members in and outside the House. It was also discussed in the meeting that the Committee will tour the Assemblies and Councils outside the State, especially in s...

SIC holds roundtable with School Education Department on JK RTI Act
Repeat RTIs not to be entertained by Govt Deptts: Khurshid Ganai
Srinagar, August 18, (Scoop News)- State Information Commission (SIC) conducted a roundtable on the J&K Right to Information Act-2009 with the officers of the School Education Department, here today. The roundtable was presided over by Chief Information Commissioner, J&K Khurshid Ahmed Ganai. Director School Education Kashmir Dr G N Itoo, Chief Education Officers and Principals of DIETs participated in the roundtable. The Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) made a presentation on the salient features of the J&K RTI Act and the Rules. He apprised the participants about the common mistakes committed by the Public Information Officers (PIOs), First Appellate Authorities (FAAs) and Public ...

Acclaimed historian, Khalid Bashir, changes discourse of history
dismisses victimhood narrative by a particular community
Srinagar, August 18, (Scoop News)-While unveiling his book, Kashmir- Exposing the Myth, an acclaimed historian, columnist and a former bureaucrat, Khalid Bashir, has challenged the perpetual persecution story besides focusing on new aspects of dominant victim narrative of a particular community. Khalid read two passages from the book citing evidence of rise and not decline of Kashmiri Pandits over a period of time.”A lot of history about Kashmir is distorted. During Zainul Abideen rule Kashmiri Pandits especially Brahman’s held high positions in the administration. They were given rent free land and even the King participated in their rituals and festivals. Even during Mughal rule ...

Anjuman e Nasrat Ul Islam pays rich tributes to Moulana Atiqullah Shah, former president
on his 54th death anniversary.
Srinagar, August 18, (Scoop News)_Anjuman-e-Nusrat-ul-Islam paid glorious tributes to Kashmir’s noted Islamic scholar, religious and spiritual leader and prominent personality, Mirwaiz Moulana Atiqullah Shah sahib, the former president of the Anjuman, on his 54th death anniversary. In this regard, a function was organised in the auditorium of Anjuman at Rajouri Kadal in downtown in which general secretary of the Anjuman Muhammad Ibrahim Shah and Islmia and Oriental College principal AMufti Ghulam Rasool Samoon, Principal Islamia Higher Secondary School Dr GM Khan participated and addressed the large of number of students, teachers, and other staff members. Addressing the g...

Three held, arms & ammunition seized in Bandipora
Srinagar, August 17, (Scoop News)-Police and security forces in a joint search operation arrested three persons and seized arms & ammunition from their possession in Sumbal area of Bandipora. On a specific information, Police Bandipora and 13 RR launched a cordon and search operation in the orchards of Wangipora in the Police jurisdiction of Sumbal in Bandipora district. During search operation, 03 accused persons identified as Altaf Ahmad Mir, Irshad Ahmad Mir and Waseem Ahmad Dar residents of Wangipora who are involved in Case FIR No. 92/2017 under section 307 RPC, 7/27 Arms Act were arrested. 02 hand grenades, 01 AK 47 magazine and 15 AK 47 rounds were seized from their possession. F...

Chief Secretary review implementation of AMRUT in JK
59 projects costing Rs 593 cr being taken up in 5 cities, towns
Srinagar, August 17, (Scoop News)-Chief Secretary, B B Vyas Thursday chaired the State Level High Power Steering Committee (SLHPSC) meeting here to review the status of implementation of AMRUT in J&K and to approve DPRs cleared by State Level Technical Committee (SLTC). The Committee took an extensive review of projects being implemented under AMRUT a Centrally Sponsored Flagship Scheme and cleared 21 projects for implementation in the 05 AMRUT Cities/Towns viz. Srinagar, Jammu, Anantnag, Leh & Kargil. Commissioner/Secretary Housing & Urban Development Department/Mission Director, AMRUT presented status report of each project and informed that for J&K, 59 projects have...

 
 Other Stories
Baig reviews Centrally-Sponsored Schemes under implementation in Kupwara
'Bring elected legislators on board before executing developmental works'
Kupwara,August 18, (Scoop News)- Member Parliament and Chairman, District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DISHA), Kupwara, Muzaffar Hussein Baig today reviewed developmental works taken under Action Plan 2016-2017 in the district. Mr Baig, who represents Baramulla/Kupwara constituency in the Lok Sabha chaired a review meeting of DISHA partners and implementing agencies to review the progress under Action Plan in Kupwara during second meeting of DISHA. The meeting reviewed physical and financial scenario of schemes such as MG NAREGA, PMGSY, CRF, SSA, RMSA, D...

CEOs of IQuasar, Engineers Zone deliver lectures at IUST
Awantipora, August 18, (Scoop News)- As a part of series of sessions to provide career planning and placement opportunities to its students, Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST), Awantipora, organised Special Career Counselling Sessions on Thursday. Chief Executive Officer, iQuasar, USA, Tahir Qazi and Chief Executive Officer, Engineers Zone, New Delhi, Irfan Ali, were the experts for the events. The CEOs delivered comprehensive lectures on entrepreneurship development, project startup and GATE/CAT awareness across the J&K state in general and Kashmir Valley in particular to the students of School of Business Studies and the School of Technology. Speaking on...

Govt committed to tap full potential of Horticulture sector: Basharat Bukhari
2730 soil samples collected from 1950 orchards to generate Soil Health Cards
Srinagar,August 18, (Scoop News)- Almost a century ago, Sir Walter Lawrence, then European settlement commissioner wrote Kashmir is the country of fruits, and perhaps no country has greater facilities for horticulture, as indigenous apple, pear, vine, mulberry, walnut, hazel, peach, apricot, raspberry, gooseberry, currant, and strawberry can be obtained without difficulty in most parts of the valley. To prove it right even today, Government has initiated several steps for tapping the potential of horticulture industry of the State by initiating innovative steps on modern scientific lines to improve plant health and soil health besides, conducting live demonstration awareness camps to collec...

Altaf Bukhari reviews progress of Education Deptt’s heritage conservation prog
Srinagar,August 18, (Scoop News)- Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today convened a meeting to review conservation, retrofitting and upgradation of two educational heritage buildings under the Department’s heritage conservation programme. During the meeting, Conservation Architect Ms Gurmeet Rai and CEO CUBE, IIT (Madras) Major General Padmanaban gave a detailed presentation about conservation of the two monuments of education: Moulana Anwar Shah Kashmiri’s 150-year-old residential house at Lolab Kupwara and 19th century building blocks housing Government Girls’ Secondary School at Ashai Kocha, Fateh Kadal Srinagar. The conservation and retrofitting ...

14 employees suspended for absence from duty in Pulwama
Pulwama, August 18, (Scoop News)- On the directions of District Development Commissioner Pulwama, Assistant Commissioner Revenue (ACR) Pulwama today conducted a surprise inspection of DIC and Electric Division offices in the district. During the inspection, the ACR found 9 officials of DIC Pulwama and 5 employees of electric Division Pulwama unauthorizedly absent from their duties. Taking a serious note of the absence of the employees, the DDC Pulwama placed the absentee employees under suspension with immediate effect. ...

Dr. Farooq, Omar Abdullah reiterate party's stand on Article 35-A
Srinagar, August 18, (Scoop News)- Senior Leader and Former Union Minister, Yashwant Sinha on Wednesday and Thursday called on National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Working President Mr. Omar Abdullah resepectively in Srinagar. In both meetings Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah reiterated the party's stand that open-ended and comprehensive dialogue is the only way forward to ensure peace and reconciliation in the State and also reiterated the party's stand on Article 35-A and the State's Special Status. Party General Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar, Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, Senior leaders Mohammad Shafi Uri, Chowdhary Mohammad Ramzaan and Muhammad A...

History bears witness to Sher-e-Kashmir's heroic struggle and selfless sacrifices:NC
Srinagar, August 18, (Scoop News)- National Conference on Thursday said Ex-MLA Ali Muhammad Shah Geelani should introspect and stop selling the blood of thousands of Kashmiri youth to curry favours from the current political dispensation as interim relief in the current investigation into questionable and unaccounted financial dealings by his kith and kin – some of whom have been given custom-made, plump postings by the PDP-BJP Government as a price for his silence and biased anti-NC posturing. In a joint official statement issued from NC Head Office ‘Nawa-e-Subha’ in Srinagar, NC leaders General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar, Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, State Spokesperson ...

Budgam Police organises Sports festival-U19
Srinagar, August 18, (Scoop News)-In order to promote the sports culture and to provide opportunity to the youth to show their talent, Budgam police organised a Mega Sports Festival U-19 which was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner Budgam Shri Mohammad Harun Malik and C.O CRPF 43 Bn Shri Vinod Karthak at Sports Stadium, Budgam, today. Various events like Cricket, Volley Ball, Football, Wushu, Kabbdi, tug of war and race etc will be played during the festival. A large number of students are participating in this mega event. In this Mega Sports Festival, 32 teams for cricket, 16 teams for Football, 08 teams each for Volleyball and Kabadi are participating. During the inaugural ceremony o...

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No group or individual represents Farooq Abdulla:NC
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