Tuesday, September 19, 2017
 
 Jammu News
DC Reasi reviews Navratra arrangements at Katra
Ram Leela, Mata Ki Kahani, Prabhat Pheri introduced for first time in the Navratra Festival
Reasi, September 19, (Scoop News)-Deputy Commissioner, Prasana Ramaswamy G today convened a meeting of officers to review arrangements for ensuing Navratra festival at Katra. The meeting was attended by Additional CEO of the Shrine Board Anshul Garg, CEO SMDA (Nodal Officer Navratra Festival Katra), Arvind Kotwal, SSP Reasi, Tahir Bhat, SDM Katra, Neelam Khajuria, Tehsildar Mohit Raina, SDPO Ashok Sharma, XENs and other concerned officers. The popular Navratra Festival 2017 at Katra is being organized by the Department of Tourism and district administration in collaboration with Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board. Arrangements for transportation of artists from Reasi for Ramleel...

Congress activists hold protests outside CAPD office
blame govt for its failure to provide ration to people at designated depots
Jammu, September 19, (Scoop News)-The District Congress Committee (Urban) Jammu under the leadership of its president Anil Chopra held a protest demonstration in front of CAPD Office Jammu, today against the failure of Government to provide ration to people. Hundreds of congress workers carrying play cards in their hands assembled at Trikuta Nagar, Jammu. Amidst chanting slogans against Centre and State Governments for their utter failure to provide ration and other basic amenities of life. Raman Bhalla (former Minister) vice president JKPCC led the protest. Speaking on the occasion Bhalla said that people are facing great hardships due to shortage of ration at Govt. Ration...

Student organisations hold a protest rally against University authorities for alleged partiality
Jammu, September 19, (Scoop News)-Various student organizations namely NSUI, NCSU, PRSU, GBSF held a protest on Tuesday in Jammu University against partial behaviour of authorities. NSUI state president Neeraj Kundan accused JU administration, JKP for allegedly favoring ABVP goons at the behest of some BJP ministers. He said JU administration and JKP adopted biased behavior during Monday's incident that took place in law school, where a student of the school were allegedly beaten up brutally by ABVP goons, Kundan said he had registered a complaint with JU administration against ABVP goons who were continuously threatening him and has also given his protest letter in writing ...

Students of border firing victims needs special attention: Mankotia
Bishnah, September 19, (Scoop News)- Keeping in view the prevailing situation of border, former MLA and NPP president Balwant Singh Mankotia has demanded that special attention would be given for the students of border firing victims. He said schooling of border students have been badly affected due to recent ceasefire violation and to protect their right of education, special classes would be started at makeshift arrangements by district administration. Haq-insaaf yatra started for separate Jammu state on Tuesday reached Bishnah constituency of border belt of Jammu district. NPP state president Balwant Singh Mankotia addressed different rallies at Chak Jarala, Patiadi, Bishnah, Karel...

PCI team to visit Jammu, Ladakh from Sep 22
Jammu, September 19, (Scoop News)- A Sub-Committee of Press Council of India (PCI) is scheduled to visit Jammu and Ladakh from 22 September to 26 September 2017 to examine the issues relating to the media. The Sub-Committee headed by S N Sinha with its Members Prakash Dubey and Dr Suman Gupta during their visit will be meeting the representatives of media owners, editors and working journalists in Jammu on 22 September 2017. The PCI team is also scheduled to meet the editors and working journalists from Rajouri and Poonch at Rajouri on 23 September 2017 and at Leh on 24 and 25 September 2017. Associations of media owners, editors and working journalists desirous of meeting the Sub-C...

Northern Command holds Annual Flight Safety Conference,
2072 ALH (UH) adjudged best flight for current year
Udhampur, September 19, (Scoop News)-Northern Command Annual Flight Safety Conference was held on Tuesday at Headquarters Northern Command. The conference was attended by Senior Army Officers and Hindustan Aeronautic Limited. During the conference Lt Gen D Anbu, GOC-in-C, Northern Command presented Annual Flight Safety Trophy to 2072 ALH (UH) Flight for being adjudged as the best flight in Northern Command for the year 2017....

Govt initiatives to further improve health facilities across JK: Bali Bhagat
Hails centre for sanctioning Ayurvedic College for Jammu
Jammu, September 18, (Scoop News)-Emphasizing on providing better medical facilities to the people, Minister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat today said that the Government has taken up several initiatives to further improve the health facilities across the State. Health is the prime concern of everyone and the Government will continue to make efforts to strengthen this sector, he added. The Minister was speaking at a function organized by the residents of Raipur-Domana constituency today to felicitate the Minister for his vigorous efforts for the revival of Government Ayurvedic College at Jammu after four decades. The residents congratulated the Minister for his persisten...

Priya Sethi for better upkeep of parks
Stresses on developing better facilities and green patches
Jammu, September 18, (Scoop News)- Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks, Priya Sethi today stressed upon the concerned officers to ensure proper maintenance of parks and green patches of Jammu region as Parks provide intrinsic environmental, aesthetic, and recreation benefits to the people The Minster was speaking at the meeting convened to review of development of parks in Jammu region here today. Commissioner JMC M. Raju, VC JDA Rajesh Sharma, Director Floriculture Jammu Babila Rakwal, JC Works JMC Kushal Chand, Executive Engineer Patnitop Development Authority Ashwani Kumar Anand, Co-Convener INTACH Dr. C. M. Sei...

Rana anguished over tragic Jagti mishap
seeks responsibility to be fixed for mismanagement of traffic
Nagrota,September 18, (Scoop News)-Expressing deep anguish and grief over loss of a young life in tragic road mishap on the highway near Jagti in Nagrota Assembly Constituency, Provincial President and MLA Devender Singh Rana on Monday sought responsibility to be fixed for mismanagement of traffic, resulting in the fatal accidents. Pacifying agitated residents, who blocked the National Highway following tragic death of a 12th class student, Sahil Hussain by negligently driven vehicle, Mr Rana questioned the absence of traffic police at the stretch, used for idle parking of trucks on sides of the road. “In the first instance, parking of trucks on both sides o...

Sham Choudhary visits border villages, asks authorities to remain vigilant
jammu, September 18, (Scoop News)-Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sham Lal Choudhary today visited Arnia, Powal, Jora Farm, Alah and other border villages to enquire about the condition of the injured in the recent cross border firing. Vice Chairman, J&K State Advisory Board for Welfare and Development of Scheduled Castes, Bhushan Lal Dogra and MP, Jugal Kishore Sharma also accompanied the Minister during the visit. The Minister interacted with the villagers and informed them that ambulances and medical staff has been kept on standby to deal with any exigency. He directed the officers to station a bullet proof bunker in Arnia Police Station to facilitate shifting of vict...

Article 35A is gender biased, violative of Fundamental rights: Prof. Kaul
Jammu, September 18, (Scoop News)-The debates and discussions all over the country on revocation of Article 35A is the most talked about Article of constitution of India and is assuming greater significance whilst the matter is subjudice in the Apex Court of the country, states Prof. Kaul, the State Convenor of BJP Human Right Cell. The article has become a major politico legal issue for the state, where the affected people are keenly observing and hoping to get justice which has been denied to the people for the last 70 years. Sensing that justice will finally prevail in the Supreme Court of India, these political groups have started raising hue and cry with illegal designs to influence ...

14th National Youth Parliament organized at JU
Jammu ,September 18, (Scoop News)-The Department of Students Welfare, University of Jammu today organized 14th National Youth Parliament Programme at Gen. Zorawar Singh Auditorium. The programme was conducted under the aegis of Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of India to strengthen the roots of democracy, to inculcate the habit of discipline and to enable the student community to understand the working of our parliamentary institutions. Sh. Shamsher Singh Manhas, Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha was the Chief Guest and Jury Member. Prof. Javed Musarrat, Vice-Chancellor Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University Rajouri was the Academician of repute and Jury Member and Dr. Mayank Prat...

Congress demands ex gratia relief and compensation to all those who suffered due to Pak shelling
Jammu, September 18, (Scoop News)-JKPCC has expressed deep Shock over the killing of a woman in Arnia and injuries to several others in the Pakistani shelling on Sunday. Condemning strongly Pakistan for continued ceasefire violations targetting civilian areas, JKPCC chief spokesperson, Ravinder Sharma, has blamed Pakistan for the tension between two countries and causing casualties of civilian people. He also questioned Modi Govt. for its utter failures to succeed in marginalizing Pakistan in international community and showing the broad chest to that country, as he (Modi Ji) used to oftenly announce when he was in opposition. Sharma said BJP and Modi ji used to te...

Rana for setting up autonomous regional councils, ousting fake state subjects
Nagrota, September 17, (Scoop News)-National Conference Provincial President Mr Devender Singh Rana on Sunday strongly favoured autonomous elected regional councils for Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh under the umbrella of the state, saying this will be a leap forward in realizing the larger objective of politico-economic empowerment of the people besides ending sense of deprivation and discrimination. “A clear roadmap has been drawn in this regard in the regional autonomy document formulated by the National Conference”, Mr Rana reiterated while addressing workers at several places in Mathwar and Dansal Block during his day long visit of the Nagrota Assembly Constituency. ...

Nirmal, Kavinder, Dr Jitendra initiate Swachhta drive
Jammu, September 17, (Scoop News)- Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh, in presence of Speaker Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta and Union Minister of State DONER (Ind. Charge), Dr Jitendra Singh, initiated “Swachhta Hi Sewa” campaign at Dogra Chowk here today. Minister of State for Tourism Priya Sethi, Members of Parliament Shamsher Singh Manhas and Jugal Kishore Sharma, Vice-Chairmen of various Boards and Corporations, Legislators Ashok Khajuria, Ramesh Arora, Vibodh Gupta, Charanjeet Singh Khalsa,Vikram Randhawa, Shakti Raj Parihar, Dalip Singh Parihar, Rajesh Gupta, Sat Sharma and Dr Krishan Lal besides members of the civil society, political leaders participated in the campa...

Lal Singh, Sunil Sharma visit areas of Kishtwar Forest Division
Kishtwar, September 17, (Scoop News)- Minister for Forests, Ecology & Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh, along with Minister of State for Transport, Revenue, Rural Development Department and Panchayti Raj, Sunil Sharma, visited Inshan and adjoining parts in Kishtwar Forest Division. The Ministers, during the visit, planted saplings of Chinar as part of the ongoing efforts of promoting forest cover by encouraging maximum plantation drives in the state. Later, the Ministers convened public grievances redressal camp at Inshan which was attended by the people from the adjoining vil...

Govt strengthening key institutions to ensure transparent, corruption free system: Zulfkar
Jammu, September 17, (Scoop News)- Minister for Information, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today said the government has strengthened State Accountability Commission, State Vigilance Commission, State Information Commission and other institutions entrusted with the job of ensuring a transparent and corruption free system in the state. The Minister was speaking during the 2nd foundation day celebration of Jammu Kashmir against Corruption at Government College for Women, Gandhi Nagar. Speaker, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta, Chairper...

Awareness camp, rally mark celebration of “Swachhta hi Sewa Pakhwara”
Ensuring quality life in rural, remote areas Govt’s prime concern: Speaker
Jammu, September 17, (Scoop News)- As part of Swachhta Hi Sewa initiative one day awareness camp and rally was organised by ICDS Project Satwari at Raipur Satwari. Speaker, Kavinder Gupta, was the chief guest on the occasion, who launched the Abhiyan in presence of about 400 Anganwadi Workers, Helpers and beneficiaries with an aim to ensure involvement of all stakeholders in making Satwari block neat and clean. A Swachhta walk cum rally of Anganwadi Workers and helpers was flagged off earlier in the morning besides a massive cleanliness drive was carried out. Besides, poster making, Nukkad Natak, screening of various animated and Non-animated Short Films on “Cleanliness and ...

Ayurvedic Congress felicitates Bali Bhagat for getting Ayurvedic College for Jammu
Jammu, September 17, (Scoop News)- The All Jammu and Kashmir Ayurvedic Congress (AJKAC) has felicitated the Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat for his personal efforts to get the Government Ayurvedic College sanctioned at Jammu. A delegation of AJKAC comprising, Dr Balwant Rai Sharma, President and Dr Dalip Singh Sambyal, General Secretary today met the Minster at his residence and conveyed their gratitude for his relentless efforts to get this much needed institution sanctioned for Jammu by the Central Government. They expressed happiness over this unprecedented development and maintained that the move will go a long way in promoting the AYUSH sector in the S...

SOS Intl extends support to Jammu bandh
Jammu, September 17, (Scoop News)- “Our organization has decided to extend full support to Jammu bandh call given by Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industries (JCCI) on Monday against the statement of State BJP President particularly underprivileged execution of BJP Ministers”, this was stated by Rajiv Chuni Chairman, S. O. S. International – An organization for PoK Displaced Persons in a press statement issued here. Mr. Chuni alleged that 2 BJP Members of Parliament had registered thumping victory in 2014 general elections because PoK Displaced Persons cast their precious votes to them in hope of witnessing ‘Achche Din’ (Good Days) but it remained just a farce slogan even after the lap...

Zulfkar urges media to facilitate effective projection of people friendly programs
Assures Govt’s full cooperation of to media houses, journalists
Jammu, September 16, (Scoop News)- Calling media as the most powerful tool for the formation of public opinion in the present times, Minister for Information, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today urged the media to ensure fair and unbiased news reach to the people. The Minister was speaking at an interactive session organized by the Jammu Newspapers Editors Guild here last evening. The Minister said that the Information Department acts as an interface between the government and the media and all requisite steps are being taken for effe...

Priya Sethi flags off Bikers Expedition -2017
Minister calls for taking tourism beyond traditional spots
Jammu, September 16, (Scoop News)-Minister of State for Tourism, Education, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks Priya Sethi today called for taking tourism beyond traditional spots to benefit maximum number of stakeholders to avail the benefit of this lucrative industry. “The objective can be achieved by holding extensive promotional activities to showcase varied potential and unexplored places of natural attraction and historical pilgrimages” she said while flagging in the Bikers expedition -2017 here at Jammu Golf Course. The Member Legislative Assembly, Devender Singh Rana,...

Sports play significant role in channelizing youth energy towards positivity: Dy CM
BSF Inter Frontier Games of Wrestling-Boxing-Kabbadi, Weight Lifting-2017 concludes
Jammu, September 16, (Scoop News)- Sports play a significant role in channelizing the energy of youth towards a right perspective besides ensuring their overall personality development. This was stated by Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh while speaking at the closing ceremony of four day long BSF Inter Frontier Games of Wrestling-Boxing-Kabaddi and Weight Lifting-2017 at Hargobind Bhatnagar Stadium, BSF Campus, Paloura. A total of 1220 sportsmen of all Frontiers of Border Security Force participated in the said competitions. While lauding the efforts of BSF, Deputy Chief Minister s...

Kavinder, Jugal inaugurate Pedestrian Subways at Gangyal, Digiana
Jammu, September 16, (Scoop News)-Speaker Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta and Member Parliament Jugal Kishore Sharma inaugurated two Pedestrian Subways one each at Gangyal and Digiana here today. The subway has been a long standing demand of the locals said the Speaker, inaugurating the 36 mtrs long subways constructed by PWD (R&B) department at a combined cost of Rs 2.5 crore under Centre Road Fund (CRF). The Speaker said that the use of the new subways will prevent accidents as these areas are prone to accidents due to movement of heavy traffic. Speaking on the occasion, Member Parliament Jugal Kishore Sharma said that new subways will be beneficial for the public...

Haq Khan launches DBT under PMAY at Reasi
Rs 6 cr transferred into accounts of 913 beneficiaries Addresses public meetings at Arnas, Mahore
Reasi, September 16, (Scoop News)-Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice, Abdul Haq Khan, today launched Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) under centrally sponsored scheme 'Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana' (Grameen) with transfer of over Rs 6 crore into the accounts of 913 beneficiaries as first installment. MLA Gulabgarh Mumtaz Ahmed Khan, Director Rural Development Department Ravinder K. Bhat, ADC Babu Ram, ACD M.Y. Malik, PO IWMP Vivek Phonsa, District Panchayat Officer Mukhtiar Ahmed, Executive Engineers and BDOs were present on the ocassion. Speaking on the occasion, Abdul Haq Khan said that under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode of PMAY financial assistance is di...

Declare Sept 23 as State holiday: JPPF asks Govt
Jammu, September 16, (Scoop News)-Jammu Province People Forum, an amalgam of more than 50 social, commercial and other organizations, demanded declaration of Maharaja Hari Singh's birthday as a state holiday and lambasted the BJP for not taking the issue up. “We demand the immediate announcement of Maharaja Hari Singh's birthday as a state holiday. The BJP-PDP government should honour the resolution adopted by the Legislative Council," JPPF Working President M S Katoch told reporters here on Saturday. “Maharaja Hari Singh, the last ruler of princely state, was not only a ruler but he was ...

Prof. Virender ridiculed Omar’s boasting
Jammu,September 16, (Scoop News)- BJP State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta in response to Omar’s boasting that NC won’t have allowed attack on Article 35A and BJP led government would have not have dared to talk about this provision or the Article 370, had his party, NC been in power in the state, said that at the first instance it is not BJP or government at the Centre that has filed writ petition in the Supreme Court. It were the concerned people who are being discriminated, whose fundamental rights are being snatched because of un-constitutional provision of Article 35A, have gone to the Supreme Court for getting justice and revoking of Article 35A, which does not have the sanct...

Jammu fast emerging as Educational Hub: Dr. Narinder
Jammu,September 16, (Scoop News)- BJP State General Secretary, Dr. Narinder Singh, in a press statement, said that after the formation of government at the Centre, Jammu has been gifted with a number of prestigious educational institutions by Narendra Modi government and the establishment of Government Medical College of Ayurveda in Jammu after a gap of 42 years is one more success in the field of education. It was first Ayurvedic College, which was established in Jammu in 1962 but was closed down in 1975 during the rule of Sheikh Abdullah. Dr. Narinder Singh said that the previous Congress and National Conference Governments had adopted a total indifferent attitude towards the vast re...

Shrine Board’s Sports Complex being developed as hub of sports activities, coaching facilities
Katra, September 15, (Scoop News)-The 4th meeting of the Governing Council of Shrine Board’s Sports Complex, Katra, was held at Spiritual Growth Centre here on Friday which took a number of important decisions for scouting the sporting talent and arranging mega sports events in the coming months to promote sports and games in the area. Dr. Ashok Bhan, Member Shrine Board and Chairman of the Governing Council of the Sports Complex, chaired the meeting. Mr. Jitendra Kumar Singh, Chief Executive Officer, and Mr. Anshul Garg, Additional CEO of the Board; prominent sportspersons i...

Three Day long Cultural and Heritage Festival – Expressions of Incredible India Concludes at JU
Jammu, September 15, (Scoop News)-The three day long cultural and heritage fest Rangsutra concluded today at School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Jammu. Sh. Chander Prakash Ganga, Minister for Industries and Commerce, Government of J&K was the Chief Guest and Chef Manjit Singh Gill, Corporate Chef ITC Hotels was the Guest of Honor for today’s function. Prof. R.D Sharma, Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu presided over the valedictory ceremony. The function was attended by culinary experts of Chef Association of Five Rivers, Principles of various degree colleges and schools, NCC cadets and students of various schools and SHTM. Sh. Chander Prakash Ganga in his add...

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