Thursday, March 30, 2017
 
 Jammu News
Awareness about Voter Registration: Chief Electoral Officer releases CD
Jammu, March 29, (Scoop News)- Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Mr Shantmanu, in a simple but impressive function, today released an informative Compact Disc (CD) in Dogri language for creating awareness about enrollment of new voters in the electoral rolls who have attained the age of 18 years. Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur, Mr Niraj Kumar, who is District Election Officer of the district and Deputy District Election Officer, Udhampur have conceived the idea to prepare CD in local language to make people, especially the youth who have attained 18 years of age, aware about the importance of vote and to register as voters. Complimenting District Election Officer and Deputy District Elec...

10.94 lakh trees planted since 2013
Governor inaugurates Shrine Board’s Nursery at Kunia
Jammu, March 29, (Scoop News)- Governor N. N. Vohra, Chairman of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, inaugurated the hi-Tech Nursery established by the Shrine Board at Kunia, Panthal. This Nursery, with its various specialized components, has been established at an expenditure of over Rs. 4.27 crore to rear indigenous species of plants, compatible with the local climatic conditions, for greening the Trikuta Hills. The Governor inspected the different wings of the Nursery which include a Nature Interpretation Centre, an Automatic hi-Tech Mist Chamber, and a Naturally Ventilated Polygreen House. He directed Mr. Ajeet Kumar Sahu, the CEO of the Shrine Board, to prepare a Detailed Project...

Govt committed to return of KPs: Abdul Haq
Minister stresses on building trust among communities
Jammu, March 29, (Scoop News)- Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice Abdul Haq today said the government is working on different fronts to create conducive atmosphere for the return of Kashmiri Pandits to Kashmir valley. Minister was interacting with members of Kashmiri Pandit Community at Paloura Jammu. He was accompanied by Legislators Abdul Majeed Padder and Yasir Reshi. He said some divisive forces are hell bent to create mistrust among different communities as they don't want Kashmiri Pandits to return to the valley. The Minister said there is a need to o...

8 candidates file nominations for LC polls
Jammu, March 29, (Scoop News)- Eight candidates of different political parties, including People Democratic Party (PDP), Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), National Conference (NC) and Indian National Congress (INC) today filed their nomination papers for Legislative Council elections. The candidates filed the nominations before Assembly Secretary, Mohammad Ramzan who is also Returning Officer for the elections. The PDP candidates namely Abdul Qayoom Dar (Jammu Province) and Yasir Reshi (Kashmir Province) filed their nominations in presence of party leaders including sitting Ministers and Legi...

SHRC for making public offices accessible to differently-abled persons
Seeks report from SWD regarding constitution of Coordination Committee
Jammu, March 29, (Scoop News)- The State Human Right Commission (SHRC) has directed Director Social Welfare Department and the Director Estates Department to file response as to why they are not taking measures to make the public offices accessible to differently-abled persons. According to a statement issued by SHRC, the directions were given by Justice Bilal Nazki, Chairperson of the Commission while observing a case titled Ajaz Ahmed Baba V/s State &Ors. “Unfortunately the office of the J&K SHRC is located in the Ist Floor of an Old Building. To reach to Ground Floor one has to ascend/descend several steps between Ground Floor to Ist floor, and this office is almo...

Students hold protest demonstration against Jammu University in Bhaderwah
allege error in assessment
Bhaderwah, March 29, (Scoop News)-Scores of graduate students of Government Degree College (GDC) Bhaderwah held protests against University of Jammu and marched through the streets of the town demanding revaluation and rechecking of the first semester examination of B.A, B.Sc and B.Com. “Most of the students have either been declared fail or having obtained reappear in their first semester exams of several graduation streams. We want revaluation and rechecking of our answer papers,” alleged S.Tariq Khan, a student. Students who assembled inside the college premises took out a processi...

Shat Chandi Maha Yagya commences at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine
Katra, March 28, (Scoop News)-Shat Chandi Maha Yagya organised by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board at the holy cave shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji commenced Tuesday on the auspicious occasion of beginning of Navratras amidst chanting of Vedic Mantras and performance of other religious ceremonies. The Maha Yagya, which is performed at the Holy Cave Shrine during Navratras for peace and prosperity, will conclude with Purna Ahuti on Ramanavami. Ajeet Kumar Sahu, Chief Executive Officer of the Shrine Board, informed that the Bhawan, Atka and the area surrounding ...

SRS lauds UP Chief Minister, asks BJP to ban illegal meat shops in J&K
Jammu, March 28, (Scoop News)-State President, Shri Ram Sena(SRS), Jammu and Kashmir, Rajiv Mahajan has come out in support of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's move on ban of illegal slaughter house in the State. “I convey my best wishes to Yogi Adityanath for taking UP on the path of development and ensuring a great future for the people of the State,” said Rajiv Mahajan in a statement issued on Tuesday. Seeking similar steps being taken by BJP leaders of Jammu and Kashmir, Rajiv Mahajan asked them to stop mushrooming of meat shops in City of Temples and take strict action against the shopkeepers selling meat illegally and ban illegal meat shops too. He sai...

Khelo India concludes at Nagrota Block
Games are the best option to avoid youth inclining towards Drug abuse: Team Jammu
Jammu, March 28, (Scoop News)-“Games are the best option for the youth to avoid their inclination towards the Drug abuse. All members/volunteers of Team Jammu are doing their level best to create awareness to keep away the youth of Jammu Province from this killer addiction,” said Chairman, Team Jammu, Zorawar Singh Jamwal while addressing the budding players of Nagrota Block, here today. The two day long sports competition of various games under different categories was organized by State Sports Council as a part of Government of India’s Khelo India event. While congratulating the wi...

Sunil Sharma interacts with transporters, assures to address their issues on priority
Jammu, March 28, (Scoop News)-Minister of State for Transport, Sunil Kumar Sharma today convened a meeting with the transporters to discuss their issues and problems in view of the proposed strike in support of their demands. The meeting was attended by MLC, Charanjeet Singh Khalsa, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Dr Pawan Kotwal, Commissioner/ Secretary Transport, Hemant Kumar Sharma, Transport Commissioner, Sheikh Fayaz Ahmed, SSP Jammu, Suneel Gupta, SSP Traffic Jammu, Nisha Nathyal, Additional Secretary Transport, Ashok Kumar, Regional Transport Officer Jammu, Ashwani Khaj...

Education plays key role in casting future of children: Ganga
Minister inaugurates Private School in Birpur
Samba, Srinagar, March 28, (Scoop News)-: Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Parkash Ganga today said that education plays an important role in molding the child's future in a big way. He said that the time spend by the children’s in the school in a constructive manner helps them to achieve set goals in their coming time and emphasized on the importance of education for a better future. The Minister said this after inaugurating Shemrock Global Public School at Birpur in presence of MLA Samba Devender Kumar Manyal. District and Sessions Judge Samba M L Manhas, Secretary Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Department, Abdul Majid Bhat, SSP Samba Anil Magotra, CEO Samba O P Bh...

Govt paying focused attention to strengthen road sector: Lal Singh
Urges officers to make judicious use of funds, with special thrust on quality control
Kathua,March 28, (Scoop News)- Minister for Forest, Ecology & Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh today said that government is paying focused attention to develop durable infrastructure in road sector and moving rapidly to upgrade various vital existing roads and developing new projects to connect maximum habitations with fair weather link. During his visit to Basohli area, where he inspected various on-going road projects, Ch. Lal Singh maintained that road connectivity is key to the socio-economic development of people and present Government will not leave any stone unturned to strengthen the road network in the State and in Kathua district in particular. He said there is no dearth of fun...

SCPs for Srinagar, Jammu approved for participation in Stage-II of Smart City Competition
Jammu, March 27, (Scoop News)- The State Level High Power Steering Committee (SLHPSC) headed by Chief Secretary, B R Sharma Monday approved the Smart City Proposals (SCPs) of Srinagar and Jammu cities for submission to the Union Ministry of Urban Development for participation in stage-II (round three) of the Smart City Competition. Following the initial approval of SCPs for the twin capital cities in the month of December by the SLHPSC, the Union Ministry of Urban Development communicated a revised timeline for submission of the approved SCPs and accordingly extending it to March 2017. The extended period was utilized to further refine and improve the proposals based on citizen aspirati...

Decline in advertisement flow because of MCC: Director Information
Rs 11.39 cr past liabilities cleared, Rs 17.67 cr payment released against current year’s bills
Jammu, March 27, (Scoop News)- Department of Information today said that there has been a decline in government advertisement flow due to enforcement of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) following announcement of bye-election schedule by the Election Commission of India (ECI) to the two Parliamentary Constituencies in Kashmir. Responding to a news report published in today’s edition of daily Alsafa News regarding dip in advertisement distribution, the Director Information, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said that despite drop in advertisement flow, the department is trying to maintain a judicious balance in release of advertisements to the empanelled newspapers and periodicals as per the guidelines...

DGP reviews functioning of police establishments
Stresses to ponder more welfare schemes
Jammu,March 27, (Scoop News)- In order to discuss the working of police establishments and enhance more facilities for the cops and families of police martyrs, PHQ has started open discussions to revisit the existing welfare schemes and deliberate on to introduce more initiatives. This was disclosed by the Director General of Police (DGP), Dr. S. P. Vaid, while chairing a joint meeting of State Level Executive and Managing Committees of Police Parivar, at Police Headquarters (PHQ)) here today. The meeting was convened to review the functioning of Police Public Schools, Police Hospit...

Govt’s welfare measures will bring relief to all sections of society: Dy CM
Kathua, March 27, (Scoop News)- To bring transparent and accountable governance at the doorsteps of people, Dy CM, Dr Nirmal Singh today organized a public grievance redressal camp at Billawar where deputations from village Mandli, Koagh, Madoon, Bhaddu, Parnala, Kotli, Sukrala, Ramkot, Machedi, Deoli and Phinter apprised the Dy CM of various problems. In the camp the locals apprised the Dy CM of various problems mainly pertaining to power supply, drinking water, healthcare, education, roads and sanitation. They also stressed for upgrading existing transformers, replacement of PDD infra along with construction of roads, lanes and drains. Dr Singh assured the locals that their genuine co...

Foolproof arrangements made for pilgrims visiting Shri Mata Vaishno Devi during Navratras
Katra, March 27, (Scoop News)-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board has made elaborate arrangements for the larger number of pilgrims who are likely to visit the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji during Navratras, which are commencing from Tuesday. These arrangements include ensuring proper water and power supply along the Track leading to the Shrine, sanitation and availability of special fast related food at the Bhojanalayas of the Shrine Board. In this context, Mr. Ajeet Kumar Sahu, Chief Executive Officer of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, reviewed the to-date status of these arrangements with Dr. Piyush Singla and Dr. M. K. Kumar, additional chief executive of...

JMF appeals saffron groups & civil society to come out in support of protesting lecturers, MG NREGA workers
Jammu, March 27, (Scoop News)- Members of Jammu Muslim Front (JMF) today sat on dharna in support of protesting contractual lecturers near here at the Press Club of Jammu. Led by president JMF Imran Qazi, Shuja Zaffar general secretary, Sajid Sheikh and other members, the Front members sat on dharna in support of the contractual lecturers. Front along with their executive body member participated in dharna at exhibition ground and showed solidarity with the contractual lecturer who are serving in the department despite looming sword of termination. JMF strongly oppose the govt way of functioning and “Appealed to Shiv Sena, Bajrang Dal and members of civil society to forge unity to...

Women’s Collective of J&K holds its first deliberation on gender issues in Jammu region at JU
Jammu, March 27, (Scoop News)-Women’s Collective of J&K, a group of people having academics and activists’ approach towards gender issues, today held its first collaborative workshop with the Department of Lifelong Learning, University of Jammu. Professor Rekha Choudhary, a well known academician and former Dean Research Studies, University of Jammu presided over the workshop while Prof Abha Chouhan, Professor, Department of Sociology, coordinated the event. Dr. Kavita Suri, Director & Head, Department of Lifelong Learning welcomed the participants to the workshop. Highlighting the idea of Women’s Collective, Prof. Abha Chouhan informed that the initiative came into being from the I...

Chalo Udhampur: Mahila Morcha appeal to womenfolk
Jammu, March 27, (Scoop News)-Rekha Chouhan, President Mahila Morcha Gandhi Nagar Mandal, organised a meeting in Ward No. 47 Bazigar Basti, Bahu Fort, under the directions of Purnima Sharma BJP State President Mahila Morcha, regarding the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 2nd April at Battal Ballian, Udhampur. The meeting commenced with Prerna Nanda General Secretary Mahila Morcha Gandhi Nagar Mandal welcoming the dignitaries and introducing them to the participants. Suresh Jamwal, J&K State Mahila Morcha Prabhari, was the Chief Guest, on the occasion. She discussed with the women of the area the social evils in the society and asked them to avail the benefits of various centrall...

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