| Jammu News
|Dr. Farooq’s statement glorifying stone pelters has shown true colors of NC leadership:Sunil Sethi|
Jammu, February 24, (Scoop News)- Statement of Dr. Farooq Abdullah glorifying stone pelters has shown true colors of National Conference leadership who always makes such statement for cheap publicity and political milage without any regard to National interest . Such statements depicts the dark face of politics where innocents lives are being used as fuel in fire of trouble to keep political pot boiling, said Sunil Sethi Chief Spokesperson of State Bhartiya Janata Party.
He said that recent statements of NC leader is clear indicative of the direction in which he is stirring his party. It is very apparent that having lost confidence of public and after humiliating electoral defeat in las...|
|Police-Public Mela in Jammu on Feb 26 |
|Vaid visits venue, reviews arrangements|
|Jammu, February 24, (Scoop News)- Director General of Police (DGP), Dr. S. P. Vaid today visited the Gulshan Ground and took review of arrangements of 28th Police Public Mela being held here on 26 February. He was accompanied by various senior police officers including Additional Directors General of Police and Inspectors General of Police.
Dr. Vaid, while inspecting the venue, discussed about the space allotted to different stall holders for displaying their products for the sale to the public. He was told that more than 51 stalls were established by different units of the Organization, who have reached here with their products. Besides police units, some other departments and Organizat...|
|Mahashivratri celebrated at Shiv Khori|
|Historic live telecast of Aarti at Shiv Khori launched|
Reasi, February 24, (Scoop News)- The annual Maha Shivratri festival was celebrated at Shiv Khori today with religious fervor and enthusiasm. The event began with historic live telecast of Aarti followed by cultural programmes at Ransoo.
District Development Commissioner Reasi, Ravinder Kumar was also present on the occasion along with Executive Officer Om Parkash, Tehsildar Pouni Munshi Ram, Naib Tehsildar Ransoo Ashok Sharma, devotees and locals.
Aarti was telecasted live by MH1 News channel from inside the holy cave which will continue in morning and evening session every day, henceforth.
Over one lakh devotees have visited the holy cave so far and the Yatra was going on smoothl...|
|JK fountainhead of harmony, brotherhood: Lal Singh|
|Kathua, February 24, (Scoop News)- Minister of Forest, Environment and Ecology Choudhary Lal Singh has greeted people of the State on the auspicious occasion of Shivratri. The Minister joined the Shivratri celebrations at Brahma Kumari Centre here.
The Minister also prayed for peace and tranquility and hoped the state to usher in a new era of goodwill among all sections of the society.
In his greeting message, the Minister said the celebration of the festival reminds people of the bonds of brotherhood and harmony and symbolizes the composite culture of the State. He said the festival symbolizes love and amity, adding these values should be upheld at all costs. Wishing happy and prosperou...|
|Dy CM, Ministers, Legislators attend Mahashivratri Festival in Akhnoor|
| Concerted efforts on to bring up Jammu as major pilgrimage tourism destination: Dr Singh |
Jammu, February 24, (Scoop News)- Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today said that concerted efforts are on to bring up Jammu province as one of the major pilgrimage tourism spots. He said in this regard necessary mechanism has already been put in place to upgrade the existing infra and also create awareness across the country about the pilgrim tourism potential of Jammu region.
The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at inaugural function of the Mahashivratri festival at historic Kameshwar Shiv Temple in Akhnoor after paying obeisance there.
Minister for Forests and Ecology, Choudh...|
|Minister Sajad Gani Lone meets Governor|
| Jammu, February 24, (Scoop News)- Sajad Gani Lone, Minister for Social Welfare, ARI & Trainings and Science & Technology, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan.
Mr. Lone informed the Governor about several issues relating to the execution of various State and Central Schemes which are being executed by the departments and agencies under his charge. He also acquainted the Governor about the progress achieved in respect of several initiatives which were taken by him after taking over his present responsibilities.
Governor urged Shri Lone to personally review ...|
|Ambush attack on Army ─ Governor conveys serious concern|
Jammu, February 24, (Scoop News)- Governor N.N. Vohra has expressed serious concern about the militant attack on Army personnel which resulted in three soldiers being martyred and several others, including two senior officers, being seriously injured in a night time ambush. He spoke to Lt Gen Devraj Anbu, Northern Army Commander, to convey his grief over those killed and wished speedy recovery to the injured personnel.
Observing that the Army and other Security Forces were carrying out their duties in an extremely difficult environment, the Governor voiced anxiety about the continuing attacks on the uniformed forces, some of which also result in the loss of innocent civilians lives, as ...|
|CM grieved over deaths in Ramban accident|
Jammu, February 24, (Scoop News)- Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has expressed grief over the death of four persons in a road accident on Ukhral-Pogal link road in Ramban district.
Four persons were killed and nine others injured when a vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road and plunged into a Nallah yesterday.
The Chief Minister has also prayed for speedy recovery of the injured.
|Women empowerment imperative for empowered society: Dy CM|
|Sajjad enumerates Govt’s women welfare initiatives|
|Jammu,February 23, (Scoop News)- The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today said the women empowerment is need of the hour and the Government has already taken several measures in this direction. “The onus now lies on the people to ensure the success of these initiatives by effectively contributing towards women empowerment,” he said.
The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at a function organized by Song and Drama Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB), Government of India, Regional Center Chandigarh in Collaboration with Union Ministry of Women and Child Development and Department of Information and Public Relations in connection with “Ladli Beti...|
|Veeri chairs maiden review meeting of Revenue Department |
|Asks officials to put in place effective Public Services Delivery System|
Jammu, February 23, (Scoop News)-In a bid to revamp Public Services Delivery System, Minister for Revenue, Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation & Reconstruction, Abdul Rehman Veeri today asked officers to form citizen councils and setup nodal agency for the formulation of Below Poverty Line (BPL) beneficiaries’ data which can be used by all the departments.
Speaking at a high level review meeting of Revenue Department, the Minister directed officers and field staff to adhere to timeline in issuance of certificates and documents like Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC), Reserve Category Certificate, Dependent Certificate, Income Certificate, Fard Intikhab, Extract of Girdawari, E...|
|Mountainous Doda to get major facelift through various developmental initiatives: Sajad Lone|
Jammu, February 23, (Scoop News)- Minister for Social Welfare, ARI Trainings and Science & Technology, Sajad Gani Lone on Thursday said that the mountainous Doda district in Jammu region would get the facelift with the tune of Rs 167.71 crore which are being incurred under district plan and NABARD.
The Minister, who is also the Chairman of the District Development Board (DDB) Doda, said this while chairing the review meeting said that Rs 104.58 crore have been utilized for building various infrastructure besides to boost Education, Healthcare, Tourism, and Agriculture and other activities till date in the district, thus recorded an expenditure of 78.55 per cent against the total out lay...|
|Govt to revive JK’s industrial sector: Ganga|
|ICCR, PHD, HRM hold roundtable discussion on ‘Make in India’|
Jammu, February 23, (Scoop News)- Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Human Resource Management, University of Jammu in collaboration with Progress Harmony Development (PHD) Chamber of Commerce and Industry today organized Roundtable Discussion on Make in India, Make in J&K at Brigadier Rajinder Singh Auditorium Jammu University here today.
Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Parkash Ganga was the chief guest on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Ganga said that Make in India is a campaign launched by the Prime Minister; Narendra Modi which facilitates all the big business investors worldwide who intend to carry out business activities in India and it would also largely...|
|Ajay Nanda inaugurates Shiv Khori Mela at Ransoo|
Reasi, February 23, (Scoop News)- Minister of State for Finance and Planning, Ajay Nanda who was chief guest on the occasion inaugurated three days Shiv Khori Mela at Ransoo here today.
District Development Commissioner Reasi (Vice Chairperson SSKSB), Ravinder Kumar, DIG Udhampur-Reasi Range Varinder Sharma, SSP Reasi Tahir Bhat, AD Tourism Umesh Shan, Executive Officer SSKSB Om Parkash, civil and police officers besides huge gathering turned out from different regions were present on the occasion.
The traditional festival is being organized jointly by Tourism Department, Shiv Khori Shrin...|
|Tourist, historic spots of Old City Jammu set for holistic development: Dy CM|
Jammu, February 23, (Scoop News)- Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today said that festivals present an occasion to foster community atmosphere, besides providing an opportunity for people to break away from their monotonous routines, spend time with family and friends and people from different walks of life.
The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking after inaugurating the annual four-day Peer Kho Mela on the occasion of Mahashivratri in presence of Minister of State for Tourism, Priya Sethi here today.
MLA Mr Rajesh Gupta, senior leader Yudhvir Sethi, prominent citizens and senior offi...|
|Altaf Bukhari reviews arrangements for Board examinations|
|Asks for synergizing administrative machinery for smooth, fair conduct of examinations|
Jammu, February 23, (Scoop News)- Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today chaired a high level meeting to review the arrangements for smooth and fair conduct of examinations being conducted in the state by the J&K State Board of School Education (JKBOSE).
The Minister asked for maintaining close synergy among JKBOSE, School Education department, district, divisional and Police administrations to evolve an effective monitoring system to prevent any outside interference in the premises of exam centres.
Pertinently, while board exams for class 10th (private annual) are going on in Kashmir division, the annual exams for class 12th and class 10th for Jammu (Summer zone)...|
|Rana accuses NHAI of criminal negligence, promoting Mafia Raj|
Nagrota, February 23, (Scoop News)- MLA Nagrota and Provincial President National Conference Mr Devender Singh Rana on Thursday slammed National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) for failing to put in place the road safety and medical emergency measures on Jammu-Udhmapur Highway leading to frequent accidents.
“This stretch of road has taken a high toll with some commuters either succumbing to their injuries or suffering disabilities mainly due to lack of adequate safety measures like , lighting, barriers, road signs, reflectors, designated pedestrian facilities, crossings, underpasses for ensure safe movement, security of the road users and medical facilities”, Mr Rana sa...|
|India should act Pakistan way against terrorism: Prof Virender|
Jammu, February 22, (Scoop News)- BJP State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta supported the warning of Army Chief that those displaying flags of ISIS and Pakistan; trying to break the security cordon to help militants escape and providing shelter to the terrorists shall be treated as anti-nationals and the security forces would take harsh measures and would target them if need be. He said that harsh measures are need of the time and those criticizing the Army Chief’s statement not realizing the gravity of the situation and are encouraging the separatists and do not want to bring back the normalcy in the valley.
He said that those criticizing the Indian security personnel even though the...|
|Congress demands fresh delimitation of Panchayats,|
|takes review of political situation and current issues of state|
Jammu, February 22, (Scoop News)-A meeting of Congress party leaders was held on Wednesday in Jammu to take stock and review political situation of the state and current issues.
The meeting chaired by JKPCC chief G.A. Mir and attended by CLP leader N. Rigzin Jora, senior vice president Sham Lal Sharma, Dy. CLP leader Aijaz Ahmed Khan, vice presidents Raman Bhalla, G.M. Saroori, Mula Ram, Kanta Bhan, chief spokesperson Ravinder Sharma, co-treasurer Rajnish Sharma, general secretaries Thakur Balwan Singh, Majid Wani, Dr. Manohar Lal Sharma, Shabir Ahmed Khan, Manjeet Singh, Vikram Mlahotra, Shah Nawaj Choudhary, Faqir Chand, Yogesh Swahney, Shah Mohd Choudhary(Adv) and othe...|
|JK CM, Dy CM, Ministers extend warm greetings to people on Mahashivratri|
Jammu, February 22, (Scoop News)- Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has extended warm greetings to the people of state on the auspicious festival of Mahashivratri-celebrated as Hairath in Kashmir Valley.
In her felicitations, the Chief Minister hoped that the auspicious day will usher the state in new era of peace and development and strengthen bonds of brotherhood among the people.
She said the festival of Mahashivratri has both religious and cultural importance as the day is celebrated by the people of all shades. She recalled that the day is celebrated in Kashmir Valley as Hairath by Kashmiri Hindus in amity with the Muslim brothers.
Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Ni...|
|Rich tributes paid to Kasturba Gandhi on her 73rd death anniversary|
Jammu, February 22, (Scoop News)- Paying homage to Smt Kasturba Gandhi on her 73rd death Anniversary, Government College for Women (GCW) Parade Ground today organised a one day seminar on 'Sheroes of India's freedom struggle' in collaboration with Beti & Shiksha (B&S) Foundation New Delhi and Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti New Delhi.
Glorious tributes were paid to Smt Kasturba Gandhi and other women freedom fighters by the speakers and their role in fighting for civil rights and independence of India were highlighted.
The dignitaries present on the occasion included Chief Secretary, B R Sharma as Chief Guest, DG Home Guards, J K Sharma, Social Activist Sushil Pandit, renowned artist...|
|Veeri stresses on close synergy between departments for Disaster mitigation|
|Chairs maiden meeting of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Department|
Jammu, February 22, (Scoop News)- Minister for Revenue, Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation & Reconstruction Abdul Rehman Veeri today stressed on maintaining close synergy between various departments for disaster mitigation.
The Minister today chaired a high level maiden detailed review meeting of department of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (DMRRR) here.
Financial Commissioner (DMRRR), BB Vyas, Financial Commissioner Revenue Lokesh Jha, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Commissioner Secretary Revenue, Secretary FC&CAD, Director FC&CAD Jammu, MD HPMC, Special Secretary DMRRR, Director Finance (DMRRR), Director Disast...|
|Dr Drabu launches ‘Easy Collect’ Online Payment Portal at Toll Plaza Lakhanpur|
|Excise Deptt goes cashless in collaboration with J&K bank|
Kathua, February 22, (Scoop News)- In order to encourage cashless and hassle-free payments, Minister for Finance, Labour & Employment Dr Haseeb Drabu today launched “Easy Collect”, a multi modal payment portal of the Excise Department at Toll Post Lakhanpur in the presence of Minister of Forest, Environment and Ecology Choudhary Lal Singh and Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, J&K Bank, Parvez Ahmed.
DC Kathua Ramesh Kumar and officers of Excise Department were also present on the occasion.
J&K Bank’s “Easy Collect” is a multi modal payment portal which facilitates Excise Department to receive online payments. It supports multiple payment options with internet banking, credit cards, an...|
|Sharma castigates ruling coalition partner BJP for failing to grant ex gratia relief to families of martyrs|
Jammu, February 22, (Scoop News)-The party which failed to honour the martyred soldiers has no right to make loud statements on the achievements and sacrifices of the army and security forces.
JKPCC chief spokesperson, Ravinder Sharma, said that nationalist BJP must apologize to the nation and people of the State especially to the families of martyred soldiers, for having failed to get any ex-gratia relief sanctioned to honour and recognize the sacrifices of those martyred in the State.
He said that BJP partnered government sanctioned ex-gratia relief and jobs to the stone pelters in the valley, but has no courage to get the same sanctioned for those sacrificing li...|