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DIC Srinagar hosts Workshop at IE Khunmoh to promote NCSS
Srinagar, May 23 (Scoop News)- In a continued effort to bolster the industrial landscape of Jammu and Kashmir, the District Industries Centre (DIC) Srinagar held a Workshop cum Awareness Program at Industrial Estate Khunmoh. The event witnessed significant participation from unit holders, including the President of the Industrial Association. During the workshop, General Manager (GM) DIC Srinagar engaged with participants in a dynamic question-and-answer session. The General Manager underscored the urgency of leveraging the New Central Sector Scheme (NCSS-2021) before the registration deadline, promising to highlight the issues raised by unit holders at the highest administrative l...

Director Agriculture visits Potato SMFs of Kalnag & Rampora and Floriculture Farm Sirhama Anantnag
Srinagar, May 23 (Scoop News)- The Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhury Mohammad Iqbal today visited Potato Seed Multiplication Farm (SMF) Kalnag, SMF Rampora and Floriculture Farm Sirhama Anantnag, inspected different blocks of these farms and interacted with the concerned technical experts regarding various latest interventions adopted by the farms. Speaking on the occasion, Director Agriculture said that the departmental farms are in a process becoming centers of excellence vis a vis different crop production, protection technologies. He said Departmental farms are focusing on multiplication of high yielding varieties of agriculture crops, appropriate production and protection...

Police launches drive against illegal cultivation of poppy in Pulwama & Budgam
Srinagar, May 23 (Scoop News)- As a part of its persistent efforts to curb the menace of drugs in the society, police launched a special drive against illegal cultivation of poppy alongwith the teams of revenue & excise officials in Pulwama & Budgam districts. The intensive drive against poppy cultivation, carried out by the joint teams led to the destruction of poppy cultivation spread over a vast area of land at two different places, Arihal and Tahab, in Pulwama and Gariend Kalan area in Budgam. Accordingly, a case FIR No 174/2024 under relevant section of law has been registered at Police Station Budgam and in Pulwama case FIR Nos 94/2024 & 95/2024 under relevant section of la...

NCORD meeting discusses efforts in combating drug abuse in Ganderbal
Ganderbal,May 22 (Scoop News)-A district-level Narco Coordination Committee (NCORD) meeting was today convened here under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ganderbal, Shyambir. The meeting focused on the efforts of enforcement agencies in combating drug abuse and narcotic trafficking within the district. A detailed review of the progress made on previous directives aimed at addressing the drug problem was conducted. Various departments and agencies shared the steps they have taken towards making Ganderbal drug-free, including initiatives to address drug addiction and identify hotspots of drug use. The DC directed the Education Department to ensure that morning assemblies...

KPDCL urges domestic consumers to avail interest waiver under Power Amnesty Scheme
13,985 consumers register; Rs.12.42 cr revenue released
Srinagar, May 22 (Scoop News)-Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL) has urged its domestic consumers to come forward and avail the interest waiver offered by the Government under Power Amnesty Scheme, which shall help them to settle their long pending bills. In a statement released today, a KPDCL spokesman said that the Power Amnesty Scheme notified in 2022, has now been extended till March 31, 2025, to facilitate those domestic consumers who have not been able to avail its benefits earlier. Expressing satisfaction on the positive response received to the Amnesty Scheme, the KPDCL spokesman advised the consumers to approach their concerned Electric Subdivision to c...

CUKashmir’s School of Life Sciences organises prog
Ganderbal,May 22 (Scoop News)-School of Life Sciences (SLS), Central University of Kashmir, (CUKashmir) organised a one-day programme on “International Day of Biological Diversity,” at varsity’s Nunar campus here Wednesday. The programme was attended by faculty members, scholars, and students. Speaking on the occasion, Prof. M Yousuf, Head, Deptt of Zoology, highlighted the significance of maintaining and preserving established food chains and food webs in preserving biological diversity. Prof. Abid Hamid, Dean SLS, emphasized the issue of man-animal conflict that is increasing in the current era and its impact on biological diversity. He stressed on the importance of preserving ...

IUST Academic Council approves UG programs in Robotics, Geospatial Technology, Computer Sciences
Council Lauds landmark initiatives in academics, research, innovation and Entrepreneurship
Awantipora, May 22 (Scoop News)- Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) today convened the meeting of the Academic Council under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor, Prof Shakil Ahmad Romshoo. The meeting was attended by distinguished academicians including Prof Talat Ahmad (former Vice chancellor, Kashmir University), Prof A. Ravindaran (Vice Chancellor CUK and Director NIT), Prof A R Trag (former VC, IUST), Prof Mehraj-ud-din Ahmad (former VC, CUK), Prof Ashok Aima (former VC CUJ), Prof Shakeel Ahamd (former Chief Scientist, NGRI, Hyderabad), Prof Rajan Rawal (CEPT University, Ahmedabad), Prof Absar Ahmad Kazmi (IIT Roorkee), Prof Sarabjeet Singh, Prof A H Moon (Dean Acad...

Mehbooba Mufti will build consensus in Parliament to abolish the UAPA,says Waheed Parra
Srinagar, May 22 (Scoop News)-Peoples Democratic Party Youth President Waheed Ur Rehman Parra here on Wednesday that Peoples Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti will build consensus in Parliament to abolish the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). Parra in a statement highlighted that the UAPA, often used as a tool of abuse, has alarming statistics: 66% of cases involve no violence, 56% result in detainees held without chargesheets for two years, and the conviction rate since 2014 stands at a mere 2.4%. He stressed that if elected, Mufti will work towards repealing this law, which is as a gross abuse of power. Parra reiterated PDP's stance against draconian laws like th...

Will uplift, empower Gujjar & Bakarwal's: Azad
Srinagar, May 22 (Scoop News)-Chairman of the Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP), Ghulam Nabi Azad addressed a gathering of the Scheduled Tribe (ST) community in Muskhud Devsar today. In his speech, Azad highlighted the persistent exploitation faced by the Gujjar and Bakerwal communities at the hands of regional parties. He asserted, "The Gujjar and Bakerwal communities have consistently been used as a vote bank by regional parties, without receiving genuine support or development. These communities have borne the brunt of militancy and violence and continue to live in poverty without proper facilities." He emphasized the need for change and promised that, if elected to power, his adm...

Div Com Jammu reviews progress of work on DAK expressway in Reasi District
Also takes comprehensive review of Developmental Initiatives in the District
Reasi,May 21 (Scoop News)- Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar, today reviewed the progress of work on Delhi-Amritsar-Katra (DAK) expressway in the Reasi District. He also undertook a comprehensive sector wise review of developmental initiatives in the district. Chairing a meeting of district officers, the Divisional Commissioner took appraisal of the progress of the projects being implemented by the concerned departments and issued directions pertaining to the district's development. District Development Commissioner Vishesh Mahajan, apprised the chair on the to-date progress of DAK Expressway and other ongoing projects. He gave a detailed presentation, highlighting the progr...

Secretary Health conducts administrative inspection of GDC Sgr
Srinagar, May 21 (Scoop News)-Secretary, Health and Medical Education (H&ME), Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, today visited Government Dental College (GDC) Srinagar and assessed working of all departments of the hospital besides taking stock of healthcare facilities being made available to the patients. The Secretary had an extensive round of each department of the hospital to review their functioning. He interacted with the patients, attendants, students, faculty and other staff. He sought suggestions from all the concerned to further improve the field of dentistry across Jammu and Kashmir. He assessed the status of healthcare infrastructure and services at GDC Srinagar focusing on pa...

DC Ganderbal emphasizes foolproof mechanism for annual Kheer Bhawani mela
Takes firsthand appraisal of arrangements at Kheer Bhawani Temple
Ganderbal, May 21 (Scoop News)-The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ganderbal, Shyambir today conducted a visit to the Kheer Bhawani temple, Tulamulla where he convened a meeting to review arrangements for annual Kheer Bhawani Mela. Threadbare discussions were held on lodging, bedding, repairing works of lavatory blocks, lighting, sanitation, barricading, establishment of joint control room, health facilities, parking of vehicles, fool-proof security, and availability of essential commodities, route plan and general face-lifting in and around the temple. The DC directed the concerned departments for making necessary arrangements for uninterrupted power and drinking water supplies, transport, ...

SSP Ganderbal held meeting with transporters & other stakeholders in order to prevent heavy congestion/traffic jam
Srinagar, May 21 (Scoop News)- In order to prevent heavy congestion/ traffic jam in Ganderbal town especially during peak hours, a review meeting and field visit was conducted by SSP Ganderbal Shri Sandeep Gupta-IPS accompanied by DySP Hqrs Ganderbal, in which Transport Department, Traffic Police and Representative of Mini-Bus Association & other Stakeholders participated. During the meeting, SSP Ganderbal took review of traffic management on ground especially in the main town Ganderbal. After getting the proper feedback from the stakeholders & Traffic Police, SSP Ganderbal directed all the associations of transporters to board and de-board the passengers at designated bus stops only...

Yuva Sangam Phase-IV: VNIT Nagpur delegation arrives for 6-day tour to Kashmir
Srinagar, May 21 (Scoop News)- As part of the Yuva Sangam program launched under the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat (EBSB) initiative, a delegation of 52 members from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT) Nagpur, Maharashtra, arrived on Monday at National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar. The delegation of 52 members, including students and faculty members, arrived at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar campus on Monday, 20th May. They will stay in the Valley until 26th May. After a warm reception, a comprehensive orientation program was conducted by NIT Srinagar for VNIT students and faculty members. It was aimed to provide essential informa...

Social Forestry Department, Range Budgam, Organizes Environmental Awareness Programme
Srinagar, May 21 (Scoop News)-The Social Forestry Department, Range Budgam, took a proactive step towards environmental conservation by organizing an Environmental Awareness Programme at the International Islamic School, Peerbagh, Srinagar. The event was graced by Divisional Forest Officer Centre Kashmir, Dr. Mumtaz Majeed as Chief Guest. The event also witnessed enthusiastic participation of various dignitaries including Range Forest Officer, Budgam Mohd Maqbool Lone, President of Private Schools Association J&K G N Var, IIS Chairman Tariq Ahmad Bhat, Director Showkat Mirza, Principal Umar Ahmad Bhat, Range Officer, Bilal Ahmad, President of JK Trade Union Council Abdul Majeed...

Tariq Hameed Karra Honors the Legacy of Former PM Rajiv Gandhi with resounding Tributes
Srinagar, May 21 (Scoop News)-Paying tributes to former Prime Minister Bharat Ratna Rajiv Gandhi today on his death anniversary, Senior Congress Leader and CWC Member Tariq Hameed Karra said, that the martyrdom of Rajiv Gandhi can never be forgotten till this world exists and we solemnly honor and remember a true patriot and visionary leader. Rajiv Gandhi's unwavering commitment to our Nation and his profound contributions have left an indelible mark on our society, Karra said. Karra said Rajiv Gandhi, as the former Prime Minister, championed technological advancements, propelling our nation into a new era of innovation and progress. His pivotal efforts to lower the voting age ...

CS holds open session with tourism players of J&K
All unequivocally condemned recent attack on tourists by terrorists
Srinagar, May 20 (Scoop News)- Chief Secretary, Atal Dulloo, along with senior functionaries of administration held an open session with all major players of Tourism industry today, including hoteliers, transporters, traders, houseboat owners, eco-tourism and adventure tourism promoters of J&K. Jammu based stakeholders participated virtually. Addressing the participants, Chief Secretary maintained that tourism is mainstay for large section of the population and livelihood of thousands of our citizens is associated it. He remarked that it is our primary duty to give due priority to this sector for its promotion as well as exponential growth. Dulloo further expressed that J&K i...

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