Tuesday, December 11, 2018
 
 Top Stories of The Day
Panchayat Polls-2018: Kashmir records 38.8% voting in final phase
JK witnesses overall poll percentage of 74% in Panchayat polls: CEO
Jammu, December 11 (Scoop News)-In the 9th and Final Phase of Panchayat Polls held today, overall poll percentage of 38.8% was witnessed in Kashmir Division today. Giving district-wise details, Chief Electoral Officer J&K said that Kupwara witnessed 53.6% polling in Phase-IX, Bandipora 46%, Baramulla 38.9%, Budgam 38.8%, Ganderbal 20.9%, Pulwama 1.4% and Anantnag 28.4%. CEO said at the conclusion of the final phase of Panchayat Polls J&K witnessed an overall polling percentage of 74% in all the 9 phases including 83.5% in Jammu division and 44.4% in Kashmir division. He said in the first phase of polling held on 17 November 2018, 74.1% polling was recorded across J&K including 64.5% in Kashmir division and 79.4% in Jammu division. In the Phase-II of Panchayat Polls held on 20 November 2018, overall 71.1% polling was witnessed across the State with an 80.4% polling in Jammu division and 52.2% in Kashmir division. He said in Phase-III, the State witnessed a poll percentage of 75.2% including 55.7% in Kashmir division and 83.0% in Jammu division. In Phase-IV, he said, JK witnes...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
Police pays tribute to 4 policemen killed in militant attack at Zanipora in Shopian
Srinagar, December 11 (Scoop News)-To pay homage to four martyrs of Jammu and Kashmir Police Abdul Majeed Ganaie, Mehraj-ud-din Dar, Anees Ahmad Mir and Hameed-ul-lah Ganaie who were martyred today in a terror attack at Zainapora area of Shopian, a wreath laying ceremony was held at District Police Lines Shopian. Civil & Police Officers including Shri Munir Ahmed Khan, ADGP (Security/Law & Order/HG), IGP Kashmir Shri S. P. Pani, DIG SKR Shri Amit Kumar laid floral wreaths on the mortal remains & paid rich tributes to the martyrs who made supreme sacrifice in the line of duty. Among othe...

Omar Abdullah condemns killing of cops
Expresses condolence with the bereaved families
Srinagar, December 11 (Scoop News)- Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Vice President Mr. Omar Abdullah on Tuesday condemned the killing of three JK policemen Anees Ahmad, Abdul Majid and Mehraj ud Din in an attack on a police post in Zainapora hamlet of Shopian. Vice president while deploring the killings said, “We have lost three of our brave cops while delivering their duties. I pay my heartfelt tributes to the three policemen and pray for the speedy recovery of those who are injured,” he said. Expressing his heartfelt condolence with the bereaved families, the NC Vice President said state has been at the receiving end with deaths, whether of a civilian, a policeman or a militant,...

Militants kill 3 policemen at Zainpora in Shopian
Governor expresses grief over loss of Policemen
Srinagar, December 11 (Scoop News)- Militants Killed three policemen who were guarding a minority pocket at Zainpora in Shopian district of South Kashmir,Police said. According to Police that terrorists in the afternoon today fired upon the guard post deployed at Zainapora in District Shopian. Terrorists fired indiscriminately on a guard post at Zainapora area of Shopian in which four Jawans sustained injuries. Three of the Jawans succumbed to the injuries and attained martyrdom in this incident while the other injured jawan has been shifted to the Hospital for medical treatment. Terrorists also walked away with weapons of the policemen, they said, adding that all people fro...

JKHRC observes 70th Human Rights Day
Speakers highlight need for eradication of drug menace
Srinagar, December 10 ((Scoop News)- To mark the 70th World Human Rights Day, Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (JKHRC) today organized a seminar here at the Auditorium Hall of Information Department. Speaking on the occasion, Chairperson, JKHRC, Retired Chief Justice Bilal Ahmad Nazki said, “One of our jobs is to make the people feel the pain of the ill effects of our society. During the current year, more than 10,000 people visited SMHS hospital and Police Drug De-Addiction and Rehabilitation to get treatment for their drug addiction. That is the reason, we choose...

 
 Ladakh News
Sino-India hold joint military exercise 'Hand in Hand- 2018' at Chengdu,
aims to build and promote close relations between two countries
Leh(Ladakh), December 11, (Scoop News)-Opening ceremony for the 7th Sino-India joint exercise Hand-in-Hand 2018, scheduled from 10 to 23 December 2018 was held on Tuesday at Chengdu, China. Company size contingents of 11 SIKH LI from Indian Army and a regiment from Tibetan Military District of People’s Liberation Army participated in the exercise. The Indian contingent was led by Col Puneet Paratap Singh Tomar, Commanding Officer, 11 SIKH LI, while the Chinese contingent was led by Col Zhou Jun, Commanding Officer from Infantry Battalion of Tibetan Military District of PLA. M...

Dalai Lama is a symbol of love and compassion :Jamyang Tsering
Leh, December 10 ((Scoop News)- The Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Leh Jamyang Tsering Namgyal said that Ladakhis are very much grateful to His Holiness the Dalai Lama for His endless blessings and religious guidance. He was speaking at a function at SOS Choglamsar today on the occasion of celebrating 29th anniversary of Nobel Peace Prize awarded to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in 1989. On behalf of the people of Ladakh, JTN greeted to the entire Buddhists on this special occasion and said that the Dalai Lama is a symbol of love and compassion and his life is itself a warranty for world peace and harmony. CEC said that Tibetans and Ladakhis share a great affinity of culture and...

Namgyal castigates, PDP chief, Mehbooba, for her aversion to grant of ‘divisional’ status to Ladakh
statement reflects her mindset and shows her intentions towards region,
Leh(Ladakh), December 9, (Scoop News)-Ridiculing former chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mebooba Mufti’s statement opposing granting ‘divisional’ status to Ladakh , the Chief Executive Councillor (CEC) Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC)-Leh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, said that it reflected her mindset and also exhibited her dislike for the region. “These Kashmir based leaders cannot decide about the fate and future of the people belonging to Ladakh. The people want an end to Kashmiri rule here and that is why they have been struggling for Union Territory (UT) status to the region,” he added, Addressing a gathering during Losar celebrat...

CEC Kargil for sense of responsibility, morality to curb corruption
Kargil, December 09 (Scoop News)-Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan today said that renewed focus on the sense of responsibility, morality, and awareness can play key role in eradicating corruption from society to a great deal. The CEC stated this while addressing a one-day conference on how to stop the menace of corruption Baroo here today. The conference was organized by the Youth Action Committee (YAC), Kargil in connection with the International Anti Corruption Day, 2018. The CEC while congratulating YAC for having organized the conference said that ...

Mehbooba’s statement on ‘divisional’ status to Ladakh infuriates people
accuse her of scuttling genuine demand of region.
Leh(Ladakh), December 8, (Scoop News)-Cutting across the party lines, the leaders of Ladakh feel disgruntled over the statement in which Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief, Mehbooba Mufti, has opposed the reported plan of according ‘divisional status’ to the region by the Governor’s administration. “Most unfortunate and highly condemnable statement made by a former chief minister who claimed to be the lead of the entire state without any prejudice to any region. We are surprised to see that how a party chief has been expressing her dislike for the decentralization of power by opp...

CEC Kargil greets people on Losar
Kargil, December 7, (Scoop News)- Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan today extended his warm and heartfelt greetings to the people of whole Ladakh region especially the Buddhist community on the auspicious occasion of Losar, which marks the beginning of Ladakhi New Year. In his message of felicitations, Feroz Khan expressed optimism that festival of Losar will herald a new era of unity, peace, brotherhood, communal harmony and progress in the region. The CEC also prayed for wellbeing of the people on this holy occasion and hoped that the traditional New Year will bring with it prosperity for the people of the district. ...

Dy DEO Kargil meets political parties
Kargil, December 7, (Scoop News)- Deputy District Election Officer (DEO) Kargil Nargis Banoo Kargil held a meeting with the district representatives of political parties here at DC Office Kargil today. Election Naib Tehsildar Zakir Hussain, representatives of National Conference (NC), Bhartaiya Janata Party (BJP), Indian National Congress (INC), and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) along with the officials of the District Election Cell were present in the meeting. Nargis said that appointment of Booth Level Agents by the political parties in the district is to be done by 10.12.2018. She elaborated on the awareness about ongoing Special Summary Revision (SSR) 2019 w.r.t 2019, coordination o...

CEC Kargil inspects 1.5 MW Sangrah Mini HP
Kargil, December 7, (Scoop News)-Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmed Khan today visited 1.5 MW Sangrah Mini Hydel Project and inspected the current status of power generation at the project. The CEC was accompanied by Councillor Thasgam Abdul Rahim, Councillor Tai Suru Aga Syed Abbass Razvi, Project Director Kargil Renewable Energy Development Agency (KREDA) Kacho Ahmad Khan, Executive Engineer M&RE PDD Altaf Ahmad besides other concerned officers. The CEC went round different sections of the project and inquired from the engineers about the power supply being provided to the locals these days. The engineers informed the CEC that a limited power is be...

 
 Debate
Back Channel at work – Make it a serious business
B L Saraf After last week’s political theatrics that preceded and followed the Governor’s order of dissolution of the J &K Assembly , atmosphere in the state turned quite depressing . Now that a couple of developments have taken place at the national level and in the Valley ,pray , our mood may get a lift . Suddenly , we breathe air blended with a fragrant positivity . Wish , it holds on and the ever floating political dirt doesn’t pollute it, again. Back channel diplomacy is at work . While we were busy to discuss the Assembly dissolution , a scene unfolded in Srinagar . Former Norwegian Prime Mini...

J&K Bank’s “take-over”: Who is the gainer?
Straight Talk
K B Jandial Just after a day of hastydissolution of J&K Legislative Assembly suspended five months ago, Governor Satya Pal Malik took yet another landmark decision. He converted J&K Bank Ltd in to a Public Sector Undertaking and brought it under the purview of RTI Act, CVC and J&K Legislature. He has almost touched hornets’ nest. The Governor administration is in for another round of ‘conflict’ with Kashmir’s mainstream political leaders across the spectrum, separatists, Traders bodies and banking veterans having sharply reacted to this otherwise very bold decision. As it happens always, this decision, critical in Kashmir, is appreciated in Jammu. While Omar Abdullah c...

Their Moment
B L Saraf Governor Satya Pal Malik has dissolved the state Assembly for the reasons that there is “ impossibility of forming a stable government by coming together of political parties with opposing political ideologies - that with the fractured mandate it is not possible to form a stable government comprising of like –minded parties .” Before that , PDP and Peoples Conference staked , separately , claims to form a government in the state . Malik Saheb , pray tell us was erstwhile PDP /BJP coalition government in the J&K a one of the likeminded people ? In March 2015 it was hailed as convergence of North Pole ...

Back To People
B L Saraf At the end of the day what happened ought to have happened sometime back . Governor Satya Pal Malik has dissolved the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly . The order to the effect came in the evening of 21st instant .This has come after Peoples Democratic Party and Peoples Conference staked separate claims to form a government in the state . Among other reasons , the Governor put forth “ impossibility of forming a stable government by coming together of political parties with opposing political ideologies , reports of extensive horse trading and fragile security scenario in Jammu Kashmir ” , to dissolve the Assembly . Earlie...

A mystery called the Third Front
K.N. Pandita This autumn in general and this week, in particular, saw high political drama being enacted in the summer capital of the eState. As the day was drawing near when Governor’s rule had either to go or get extended for another term, hectic activity was going on behind the curtain in which political permutation and combination were passionately discussed. Those who had to bear the maximum disappointment and developmental deficit were the people of State on the whole. BJP’s Withdrawing from the partnership with the PDP, which resulted in the fall of the coalition government, came late, very late. The damage was already done. BJP policy planners realized their m...

The lament of pseudo-secularists
K.N. Pandita The word "secularism" is of western origin. It emerged from the concept that the church is separate from the state. The parameters of democracy set forth by western political philosophers established that religion was a personal matter and should not be allowed to shape the political ideology of the people. Those who believed in it and also practised it were called secularists. However, the connotation changed for the Indian nationalist leadership and the Congress ideologues who led the fight against colonialism. Finally, it went into the framework of the Indian Constitution and indirectly urged the Indian nation to compromise with the changed import of ...

Jawaharlal Nehru – No ‘ traitor ‘
B L Saraf We live in interesting times . The bread and butter issues have been hijacked by the narrative that debunks Nehru and holds him responsible for what ails India . Wishful imagination has overtaken us that Patel , instead of Nehru ,would have been better Prime Minister . Everyone is unsparing . To the left liberals and separatists Nehru is a ‘ criminal ’ who “ cheated Kashmiris of the Azadi “ . The ‘ nationalist ‘ call him a “ traitor “ for not having merged Kashmir with the mainland . Hindsight comes easy to pronounce one a failure . When to run...

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

 Jammu News
Prerna to debut in a Bollywood short film based on plight of Kashmiri Pandits
Jammu, December 11, (Scoop News)-Due to her acting prowess, Prerna Bhat (20), a displaced Kashmiri Pandit girl, has made her Bollywood debut with a short film, ’Community in Exile’. She wanted to project the trauma and torment the community had undergone through a medium of a film. Prerna was a child when she was forced to leave her native place along with her family nearly three decades ago. She grew up while overhearing woeful experiences of other community members and now she wants to put her personal experiences with her talent in the film by depicting barbarity and collywobbles her community underwent then. Since she has been appearing in lead roles in several TV serials ...

Countdown for BJP has begun: Mir
Jammu, December 11 (Scoop News)- JKPCC President G.A. Mir said that today’s results of Assembly elections of 5 states indicate that the countdown of BJP has started because of the decimal performance of Modi led NDA Govt. at the Centre. It also indicates that the people have rejected the divisive and communal politics of BJP. To celebrate the victory of the party, the Congress workers in large number including Youth Congress, NSUI, Mahila Congress assembled at PCC HQ Shahidi Chowk Jammu and raised slogans in favour of Congress party and its leadership amidst beating of drums, dancing and distributing sweets amongst them. Speaking on the occasion PCC Chief said that Congress...

Governor inaugurates 64th National School Games-Football U 17 Tournament (Boys)
Jammu,December 10 ((Scoop News)- Governor Satya Pal Malik inaugurated 64th National School Games - Football U 17 (Boys), in a function organized at BSF Sports Stadium, Paloura, here today. 37 teams from all over India are participating in this 5 day Football tournament. Welcoming the participants to this Tournament, Governor noted that Football is a very popular game with followers around the world and it is also loved by people here in J&K. He expressed his happiness in hosting teams from all over the country in this Tournament. Emphasizing the crucial importance of sports for ensuring physical well being and overall personality development of youngsters, Governo...

Chuni calls for protecting PoK DPs’ HRs
Jammu,December 10 ((Scoop News)- S. O. S. International – An Organization for PoK Displaced Persons today observed International Human Rights Day at its headquarters in Bakshi Nagar, Jammu. While addressing a meeting of office bearers and executive members, Chairman S. O. S. International Rajiv Chuni said that it is pertinent to mention here that International Human Rights Day is observed across the Globe on December 10 every year. These are moral principles or norms, which describe certain standards of human behavior and are regularly protected as legal rights in municipal and international law. They are universally understood as undeniable fundamental rights "to which a person is ...

Dr Lone reviews Aadhar-seeding status of pension beneficiaries
Jammu,December 10 ((Scoop News)-Secretary Social Welfare Department (SWD), Dr. Farooq Ahmad Lone today reviewed the Aadhaar seeding of beneficiaries receiving pension under Integrated Social Security Scheme (ISSS) & National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) here at meeting. Director General, Social Welfare Kashmir, Director Finance, Social Welfare Department and Director, Social Welfare, Jammu attended the meeting. During the meeting, it was informed that in Kashmir Division the Aadhaar seeding under ISSS is 66% and under NSAP scheme the Aadhaar seeding is 38 % whereas in Jammu Division the Aadhaar seeding under ISSS as well as NSAP is 50%. On the occasion, Dr Lone directe...

Congress is only unifying force in all regions of J&K:Mir
Jammu, December 10, (Scoop News)-Describing the Congress Party, as the only secular and unifying force in the Country and state, president JKPCC, G.A. Mir, said that Congress Party has always strengthened the secularism and it will continue to safeguard the secular fabric of the Country and state. He said Congress Party will defeat the designs of communal & divisive forces creating atmosphere of discord and will not allow them to play with the emotions of people for political gains. Mir was speaking in a function held at party office at Jammu to felicitate the newly elected Corporators and Councilors of Jammu Division. He said that Congress party has always stood for equi...

Kashmir imbroglio can't be solved militarily:Dulat, Analysts differ
Chandigarh, December 10, (Scoop News)-Former Indian spymaster, AS Dulat, Sunday claimed that Pakistan’s role in Jammu and Kashmir is ’blown out of proportion‘ and the issue can be resolved by engaging people of the state and talking to them. “Pakistan has given up on Kashmir and the voices emanating from the valley indicate that people want peace and a dialogue with New Delhi,” he asserted and said “we have overplayed the role of Pakistan.” Dulat said till mid 90’s of the previous century Pakistan was deeply involved and was virtually behind everything that happened there then but we still continue to amplify the role of Pakistan in the Kashmir problem even as Kashmiris have th...

Sham vows to take regional autonomy battle to logical conclusion
‘Express concern over political appointments through backdoor during Governor Rule’
Akhnoor, December 09 (Scoop News)-Reitratring his demand of granting regional autonomy to Jammu province to ensure equitable and balanced development in all regions and sub-regions of the State, former Minister and senior Congress leader Sham Lal Sharma today cautioned people against those forces which are hell bent to divide Jammu on the religious line. He aruged that only regional autonomy would end discrimination with Jammu region. Addressing a function to felicitate only elected Sarpanches and Panches of Akhnooor sub-division of Jammu district, Sham Lal said that it was hightime for all pro-Jammu forces to come on same plateform to launch a deciding battle for getting regional ...

 
 Kashmir News
Dr Farooq pays tributes to Maulana Masoodi, Sofi Muhammad Akbar
Srinagar, December 11 (Scoop News)- Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday paid glowing tributes to Maulana Masoodi on his death anniversary referring to him as an unforgettable character in the Kashmir’s political struggle against autocracy. Dr. Farooq said that Masoodi sb remained the General Secretary of the party for thirty long years and was endowed with many qualities and spiritual proclivity. “His contribution to the socio political emancipation of Kashmir is immense. He was a rare politician who blended social service and simplicity with politics. He will be remembering for his uncorrupted disposition and farsightedness,” he said. “Kashm...

HRD ministry’s decision to withdraw Kashmiri translations from its language-promoting portal tantamount to undermining the identity of Kashmiri speaking people: Tarigami
Srinagar, December 11 (Scoop News)- The decision of Ministry of Human Resource Development to withdraw Kashmiri translations from its language-promoting portal — Bhasha Sangam — after objection from some elements is a move which tantamount to undermining the identity of Kashmiri speaking people. The HRD ministry’s move is a shocking decision as it has hurt the sentiments of Kashmiris. The objections raised by few people after which the decision was taken are bizarre. Greetings are generally devoid of religious connotations and raising objections over it is strange. The HRD ministry should not have acted on the presumptions of a handful of communal minded elements, whose only mo...

Govt ready to deal with any weather eventuality: Div Com
Zone-wise action plan prepared
Srinager,December 10 ((Scoop News)- Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today said that Divisional Administration is fully prepared and ready to deal any kind of weather eventuality. The Divisional Commissioner made these remarks while addressing the media persons here today at a function organized by JKSHRC. He said that after receiving weather advisory from Indian Meteorological Centre, Rambagh keeping in mind the inclement weather conditions, Government had prepared a zone and location wise action and management plan across the Valley to prevent any kind of interruption in services due to the bad weather. Zonal teams from concerned departments have been con...

Mughal road closed after fresh snowfall
Shopian,December 10 ((Scoop News)- Following the fresh snowfall in the high altitude areas including Pir Ki Gali, District Administration Shopian today closed Mughal road till further orders. The Mughal road- connecting the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu region with South Kashmir’s Shopian district was closed today early morning following fresh snowfall in the upper reaches like Pir ki Gali. An official from district administration told that the road will remain closed till the snow clearance will be completed and after the improvement in the weather. The Deputy Commissioner Shopian, Dr Owais Ahmad has appealed people to adhere to...

Secy I&FC reviews progress on Phase 1 of Flood Management project
Visits Mehjoor Nagar Bridge, other sites to take firsthand appraisal
Srinager,December 10 ((Scoop News)-The Secretary to Government PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Department (I&FC), Farooq Ahmad Shah today reviewed the progress on Phase 1 of ongoing Flood Management project. The re-sectioning of Flood Management project Phase 1 coming up at Rs 399 crore from Padshahi Bagh to Wular is aimed at increasing the discharge capacity of flood channel and is set to be completed by March 2019. The Secretary was briefed that the salvage of the causeway at Mehjoor Nagar Bridge including pipes and pile heads are being removed at a fast pace. He was also informed that the re-sectioning work is going on in full swing from Padshahi Bagh to Ho...

Demand for granting of divisional status to various regions must be left to new govt: Hakim Yasin
Srinagar, December 10 ((Scoop News)- While urging the Governor Satya Pal Malik not to rake up controversial issues till an elected government is in place in Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Front (PDF) chief and former minister Hakim Mohammad Yasin today said demand for granting of divisional status to various regions of the state must be left to the new government. In a statement issued to press he said, “Creating new divisions in various areas of the state is a long pending demand of people. Like Ladakh, Pir Panjal and Chenab, the Kamraz and Maraz regions of Kashmir also deserve divisional status for better economic and political empowerment of the people.” “However, Governor adm...

7 years old spinner of Ganderbal becomes a talking point in valley after Warne’s pat
video clipping of Ahmed’s feat telecast on Fox Sports
Srinagar, December 2, (Scoop News)-After being praised by, former Australian ace spinner, Shane Warne, seven year old bowler, Ahmed, from Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir has become an internet sensation for his bowling technique. Responding to a video of the boy bowling during a local cricket match earlier this year and posted by Srinagar based correspondent for a private new channel in Kashmir on his twitter account, Warne tweeted “This is outstanding. Well bowled young man.” “Easily, ball of the century. A googly that turns a metre and a [email protected] Warne take a look. You have some competition,” the journalist tweeted. A seven year old cricketer from Ganderbal, a pr...

Advisor Ganai for multifarious strategy to tackle substance abuse among youth
45 delegations, scores of individuals call on Advisor during public grievances camp in Srinagar
Srinagar, December 09 (Scoop News)-Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai on Sunday held an extensive public grievance camp here at Church Lane under the aegis of Governor's Grievance Cell for redress of public grievances. During the camp, the Advisor met around 45 public delegations and scores of individuals from across the Kashmir division, who apprised him with various issues and problems faced by them. Several delegations who called on Advisor Ganai urged him to direct the law enforcing agencies to act swiftly in controlling “substance abuse” alongside the highway and other areas across south Kashmir. In this regard, Ganai directed police and civil administr...

 
 Other Stories
NC the only party that possess a panacea for states political, development needs: Aga Ruhullah
‘Need of hour is to invest in the collaborative efforts of democracy, human rights, good governance’
Srinagar, December 10 ((Scoop News)-Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Monday asserted that people of the state stand disappointed towards alliance politics and are seeking a strong government which can advance the cause of development. Party’s Chief Spokesperson Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi while addressing functionaries on World Human Rights Day at party headquarters Nawa-e-Subh Srinagar said that human rights are important to realize the full potential of people. “Human welfare is defined not only in terms of freedom from hunger and poverty but also respect for individual dignity, sound governance, and accountability,” he said. Ruhullah said the mandate of 2014 state elections...

GoI releases Rs 900 cr under PMDP to Health & Medical Education Deptt
New Delhi,December 10 ((Scoop News)- The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India today approved an allocation of Rs 900 Crore under PMDP for upgradation of healthcare infrastructure in J&K. Welcoming the release of funds, Principal Secretary Health & Medical Education, Atal Dulloo said, 145 ongoing and new health projects in the State have been identified for upgradation under PMDP. He said following the submission of DPRs for these projects, the Government of India has released the requisite funds for completion of the works. Dulloo said the projects include augmentation of infrastructure in District Hospitals, Sub-District Hospitals and Primary Health Centres. ...

Finance Deptt releases Rs 15 cr additional funds for SMAS
Jammu, December 09 (Scoop News)-The Finance Department has released additional funds to the tune of Rs 15 crore to the Social Welfare Department for the current fiscal for clearing the cases pending under State Marriage Assistance Scheme (SMAS). According to Secretary Social Welfare, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone, with the release of additional funds, the total allocation for SMAS for the current fiscal has gone up to Rs 35 crore. He said instructions have been passed on to the concerned to clear as many pending cases under the scheme at the earliest so that the deserving get benefitted. Dr Lone said the total number of beneficiaries covered under SMAS during the current year has crossed 5500 ...

LS Speaker presents award to Anurag Sharma of Jammu campus, others at IIMC convocation
Proposal to introduce Hindi, Urdu Journalism in Jammu campus under consideration
Jammu, December 09 (Scoop News)- Lok Sabha Speaker, Sumitra Mahajan, conferred awards to the top performing students of 2017 batch of Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) at the 51st convocation ceremony of the institute in New Delhi. Anurag Sharma of Jammu campus, who secured first position in English Journalism course among all campuses at all India level, was among the 333 students conferred Post Graduate Diplomas by the Chairman, IIMC and Secretary I & B Amit Khare. For the fourth time, Jammu Centre of Indian Institute of Mass Communication bagged first position in English Jo...

Passing out parade of Warders held at Correctional Services Mishriwala
We are developing the infrastructure of Jails in the State:DG
Jammu, December 09 (Scoop News)-Passing out parade of 2nd batch of Jail warders was held at Institute of correctional Services Mishriwala here today Director General of Police and Prisons Dilbag Singh was the chief guest on the occasion. On his arrival the Chief guest was presented ceremonial guard of honour. In his address the DGP congratulated the pass outs on the successful completition of their basic training. He appreciated all jail officers and said that they were doing a sensitive job very professionally. He said that training has made the pass outs very confident which w...

SAC approves legislation for setting up dedicated Special Security Force for Governor’s security
Jammu, December 09 (Scoop News)-The State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal MaliK approved the ‘Jammu and Kashmir Governor’s Special Security Force Bill, 2018’’. The Bill contains provisions related to the constitution and regulation of a separate security force in the State of Jammu and Kashmir for providing proximate security to the Governor, members of his immediate family and matters connected therewith. The legal framework related to constitution and regulation of a separate security force in the State of Jammu and Kashmir for providing proximate security to the Chief Minister, members of his immediate family and other connected matters, is ...

Meeting for acquiring artifacts, antiquities for SPS Museum, Kargil Museum held
Srinagar, December 08 (Scoop News)- Director Archives, Archaeology and Museums, Munir-ul-Islam today chaired a meeting of State Level Purchase Committee of Art and Antiquities for acquiring artifacts, antiquities for SPS Museum and Kargil Museum. The other members of the committee include Deputy Secretary to Government department of Culture, Jammu and Kashmir State, Deputy Director Archives Archaeology and Museums Srinagar, Assistant Director, Archives Archaeology and Museums Srinagar, Curator SPS Museum Srinagar, Accounts officer , Directorate of Accounts & Treasuries Kashmir and Assistant Professor cum Curator Centre of Central Asian Museum Kashmir University. On th...

As an alumni of school, Lt. Gen Ranbir Singh visits Sanik School Kapurthala
first student to become an Army Commander, interacts with principal, staff and cadets
Kapurthala(Punjab), December 8, (Scoop News)-Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Northern Command visited Sainik School, Kapurthala on Saturday. The Army Commander, an alumni of the school, was received by Brig D Palsokar, Station Commander and the Principal, Colonel Vikas Mohan. He was thereafter, given a guard of honour by a contingent led by the School Captain. He also placed a wreath at the School War Memorial. Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh is the first student from the school to have risen to become an Army Commander in the Indian Army. ...

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