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 Kashmir News
' People are awaiting for final resolution of Kashmir to put an end to uncertainty ': Mirwaiz
Srinagar, August 18, (Scoop News)-APHC leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, said that for the past 70 years people of Kashmir are born raised live and die with the fact that Kashmir is a disputed place waiting a final resolution and that fact has its foundation in the highest world body's the United Nations ratification of it through passing of resolutions to this effect and the commitment made by no less than the PM of India there. He was addressing the Friday congregation at Jama Masjid Srinagar after being released from 57 days of continuous house arrest. Mirwaiz said people of Jammu ...

Dy CM for speedy implementation of new initiatives in power sector
Srinagar, August 18, (Scoop News)-Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh today asked for coordinated efforts for the successful implementation of the initiatives undertaken for the power sector so that the Prime Minister’s vision of providing un-interrupted power supply to every town and village of the country is realized. The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking a review meeting convened to discuss the status of power sector related programmes including the 11th plan under Re-DDUGJY (Din Dayal Uphadaya Gram Jyoti Karan Yojana) / DDUGJY and Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP) under PFA (Power for All) and UDAY Schemes in J&K. It was attended by Principal Secretary PDD, Chairman ...

Ethics Committee discusses conduct of Legislators
Srinagar, August 18, (Scoop News)-A meeting of J&K Legislative Assembly's Ethics Committee was held here today under the chairmanship of Legislator Abdul Rahim Rather. Threadbare discussions related to the role of the Ethics Committee in addressing various issues were held during the meeting. The members also discussed the future course of action for the Committee. Legislators, Abdul Majeed Larmi and Choudhary Mohammad Akram, who are members of the Committee, gave their suggestions on how to improve the ethical conduct of the members in and outside the House. It was also discussed in the meeting that the Committee will tour the Assemblies and Councils outside the State, especially in s...

SIC holds roundtable with School Education Department on JK RTI Act
Repeat RTIs not to be entertained by Govt Deptts: Khurshid Ganai
Srinagar, August 18, (Scoop News)- State Information Commission (SIC) conducted a roundtable on the J&K Right to Information Act-2009 with the officers of the School Education Department, here today. The roundtable was presided over by Chief Information Commissioner, J&K Khurshid Ahmed Ganai. Director School Education Kashmir Dr G N Itoo, Chief Education Officers and Principals of DIETs participated in the roundtable. The Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) made a presentation on the salient features of the J&K RTI Act and the Rules. He apprised the participants about the common mistakes committed by the Public Information Officers (PIOs), First Appellate Authorities (FAAs) and Public ...

Acclaimed historian, Khalid Bashir, changes discourse of history
dismisses victimhood narrative by a particular community
Srinagar, August 18, (Scoop News)-While unveiling his book, Kashmir- Exposing the Myth, an acclaimed historian, columnist and a former bureaucrat, Khalid Bashir, has challenged the perpetual persecution story besides focusing on new aspects of dominant victim narrative of a particular community. Khalid read two passages from the book citing evidence of rise and not decline of Kashmiri Pandits over a period of time.”A lot of history about Kashmir is distorted. During Zainul Abideen rule Kashmiri Pandits especially Brahman’s held high positions in the administration. They were given rent free land and even the King participated in their rituals and festivals. Even during Mughal rule ...

Anjuman e Nasrat Ul Islam pays rich tributes to Moulana Atiqullah Shah, former president
on his 54th death anniversary.
Srinagar, August 18, (Scoop News)_Anjuman-e-Nusrat-ul-Islam paid glorious tributes to Kashmir’s noted Islamic scholar, religious and spiritual leader and prominent personality, Mirwaiz Moulana Atiqullah Shah sahib, the former president of the Anjuman, on his 54th death anniversary. In this regard, a function was organised in the auditorium of Anjuman at Rajouri Kadal in downtown in which general secretary of the Anjuman Muhammad Ibrahim Shah and Islmia and Oriental College principal AMufti Ghulam Rasool Samoon, Principal Islamia Higher Secondary School Dr GM Khan participated and addressed the large of number of students, teachers, and other staff members. Addressing the g...

Three held, arms & ammunition seized in Bandipora
Srinagar, August 17, (Scoop News)-Police and security forces in a joint search operation arrested three persons and seized arms & ammunition from their possession in Sumbal area of Bandipora. On a specific information, Police Bandipora and 13 RR launched a cordon and search operation in the orchards of Wangipora in the Police jurisdiction of Sumbal in Bandipora district. During search operation, 03 accused persons identified as Altaf Ahmad Mir, Irshad Ahmad Mir and Waseem Ahmad Dar residents of Wangipora who are involved in Case FIR No. 92/2017 under section 307 RPC, 7/27 Arms Act were arrested. 02 hand grenades, 01 AK 47 magazine and 15 AK 47 rounds were seized from their possession. F...

Chief Secretary review implementation of AMRUT in JK
59 projects costing Rs 593 cr being taken up in 5 cities, towns
Srinagar, August 17, (Scoop News)-Chief Secretary, B B Vyas Thursday chaired the State Level High Power Steering Committee (SLHPSC) meeting here to review the status of implementation of AMRUT in J&K and to approve DPRs cleared by State Level Technical Committee (SLTC). The Committee took an extensive review of projects being implemented under AMRUT a Centrally Sponsored Flagship Scheme and cleared 21 projects for implementation in the 05 AMRUT Cities/Towns viz. Srinagar, Jammu, Anantnag, Leh & Kargil. Commissioner/Secretary Housing & Urban Development Department/Mission Director, AMRUT presented status report of each project and informed that for J&K, 59 projects have...

Chief Secretary chairs 5th meeting of State Road Safety Council
Stresses on effective regulation, better road engineering, technology to minimize accidents
Srinagar, August 17, (Scoop News)-Chief Secretary, B B Vyas Thursday asked DCs to submit a District Road Safety Plan by 15th of September, 2017, inter-alia, incorporating all necessary measures to reduce road accidents and fatalities by 50% by 2020. Chairing the 5th meeting of the State Road Safety Council here today, Chief Secretary asked DCs to consult all stakeholders; particularly the traffic department in the formulation of the District Road Safety Plan, which should be finalized by 15th of September, 2017. PW(R&B) Department was also asked to prepare a plan on the safety of all roads by 15th of September, 2017, besides on the basis of data related to road accidents, asked to iden...

I am representing students in Govt: Altaf Bukhari
Srinagar, August 17, (Scoop News)- Stressing that welfare of students remains a top priority of his Government, Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today said that his role is to defend and represent the interests of the students. The Minister made these remarks during the Annual Day function at Minto Circle Higher Secondary School, Alochibagh where he was the Chief Guest. On the occasion, Bukhari appealed the parents to spend time with their children to inculcate moral and ethical values in them. He said that parents are the best teachers for children and their guidance is a must for overall personality development of wards. “In our times, parents would spend a lo...

CM's Secretariat hails kind gesture of a citizen who contributed Rs 20 lakh to MAT
Rs 51.25 lakh medical aid sanctioned in favor of 190 patients
Srinagar, August 17, (Scoop News)- The Jammu and Kashmir Medical Aid Trust (MAT) headed by Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti has lauded the philanthropic gesture of a citizen who recently contributed Rs 20 lakh to the MAT fund wishing his name be kept anonymous. "The MAT Committee felt that this noble and benevolent gesture of the revered citizen would inspire more individuals and organizations in J&K to donate generously towards the MAT fund which otherwise received bulk of its funding in the shape of grants from the State Government," said a spokesman of the Chief Minister's Secretariat. The spokesman said that the MAT scheme is administered by the Chief Minister's Secretariat with ...

Chairman Legislative Council constitutes House Panels for 2017-18
Srinagar, August 17, (Scoop News)- Chairman, J&K Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali has constituted various Department Standing Committees (DRCs)/House Committees for the year 2017-18. As per the notification issued by the Council Secretariat, the DRC-I has been constituted under the Chairmanship of Qaiser Jamseed Lone, whereas Aga Sayed Mehmood-al-Moosavi, G N Monga, Mohammad Khursheed Alam, G L Raina will serve as members of the Committee. The DRSC-II has been constituted under the Chairmanship of Naresh Kumar Gupta, whereas Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo, Mohammad Muzaffar Parray, Sofi Yousuf and Firdous Ahmad Tak will serve as members of the Committee. The DRSC-...

Chief Justice visits Baramulla, takes stock of functioning of courts
Abdul Haq assures support in making judiciary more vibrant, responsive
Baramulla, August 17, (Scoop News)- Chief Justice, Jammu and Kashmir, Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed today visited Baramulla and inaugurated Conference Hall and Lawyers Chambers at the District Court Complex here as well as new complex of Munsiff Court at Boniyar. Minister for Law and Justice Abdul Haq and Administrative Judge for District Baramulla Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey accompanied the Chief Justice. Principal District and Sessions Judge Baramulla Rajesh Sekhri, Ist Additional District & Sessions Judge Baramulla, Jeema Basheer, Special IGP North Nitesh Kumar, Deputy C...

Umar inquires about Geelani's welfare, deputes his deputies to visit SKIMS
Srinagar, August 16, (Scoop News)-On the advice of APHC leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, a delegation comprising Mushtaq Ahmed Sofi, Muhammad Yousuf Bhat and others visited the Sher i Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) on Wednesday to inquire about the health of ailing separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani. APHC spokesman said that the delegation met doctors and sought details about the health of ailing leader. The delegation prayed for the speedy recovery of Geelani....

Separatist troika lashes out at Omar on 35 A remarks
advises him and his party to fulfill their moral duty as a mainstream party
Srinagar, August 16, (Scoop News)-Responding to the statement by Omar Abdullah, working president National Conference (NC) party wherein he said that Hurriyat has no business in the matter of article 35-A separatist troika leadership of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik said that he should should understand that abrogation of Article 35-A by the Indian state in order to change the demography of disputed state where the UN is yet to hold the promised plebiscite, is a matter of serious concern for all Kashmiris. As the outcome of abrogation of 35-A will severely affect and dilute the case of Right to self determination of the people of Kashmir , for wh...

Div Com bans uncovered ferrying of construction material
Reviews traffic management plan
Srinagar, August 16, (Scoop News)-Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today chaired a meeting here to review the traffic regulation measures and issues regarding decongestion, encroachment, traffic signals, violation of traffic laws and its regulation in the capital City. Additional Commissioner Kashmir, VC LAWDA, Commissioner SMC, ASP Traffic, ASP (Police Headquarters), SE R&B, Deputy Director Planning, officers from Regional Transport Office & SDA, Advisor for Traffic Planning & Designing to the Government and other concerned were present in the meeting. The Divisional Commissioner also reviewed measures to effectively monitor and stop ferrying of uncovered cons...

SIC takes serious view of absence of FAAs under RTI
Srinagar, August 16, (Scoop News)- The State Information Commission (SIC) has taken a serious view of the absence of the Superintending Engineer (Hydraulics), Sopore, who is the First Appellate Authority (FAA) for Hydraulic Division, Bandipora, in the hearing on August 9, 2017. The SIC in its order in the second appeal in the case titled Ghulam Mohammad Wani v/s Executive Engineer Hydraulic Circle, Bandipora has observed that “the conduct of the FAA has been in violation of the provisions of the RTI Act” which lays down clearly the duties of FAA under Section 16 of the ACT. The observation added that duties of the FAA under Section 16 of the RTI Act include acting in a quasi-judicial man...

Veterinary faculty, Police officers’ deputation meet Chief Minister
Srinagar, August 16, (Scoop News)-A deputation of members of Faculty of Veterinary Sciences of SKUAST-K met the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today. The deputation apprised the Chief Minister about the level of veterinary sciences education in Kashmir and the research activities carried at the campus. They suggested measures for livestock development in the State. They also sought upgradation of academic and research activities in their field so that the faculty can contribute more intensely for the development of livestock in Kashmir Valley. The Chief welcomed the suggestions put f...

Chief Minister launches citizen’s portal of Crime Branch
Hopes it would facilitate people’s interface with Police
Srinagar, August 16, (Scoop News)-Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti launched the citizen’s portal of the Crime Branch of J&K Police here today. Congratulating the J&K Police for launching the portal, the Chief Minister hoped that it would bring in lot of ease to people in their relations with the Police in terms of lodging a complaint, seeking employee verification or tracking the status of a case. Mehbooba Mufti hoped that other Departments would also follow the suit and incorporate these citizen friendly interventions in their services. She said recently she also launched a similar portal ...

DAK urges use of HPV vaccine to prevent cancers
Srinagar, August 16, (Scoop News)- Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today urged parents to get their children vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) that would prevent several types of cancers. With cancer cases on rise in Jammu and Kashmir, President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said we have an amazing opportunity to prevent certain types of cancers in future generations through HPV vaccination. HPV infection is known to cause almost all cases of cervical cancer and is also related to several other anogenital cancers. About 70 to 80 percent of oropharyngeal cancers, which mostly occur in men, are linked to HPV infection. In a study published in “JAMA Oncology”, it wa...

Army pays tribute to its valiant martyr
Srinagar, August 16, (Scoop News)-Army today paid befitting tribute to its comrade who attained martyrdom today at 92 Base Hospital, Srinagar. Late Hav Narendra Singh sustained bullet injuries due to enemy fire from across the Line of Control while he was deployed at a forward post in Rampur Sector on 07 Aug 2017. He was provided immediate first aid and evacuated to 92 Base Hospital. In a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt, Lt Gen JS Sandhu, Chinar Corps Commander and all ranks, paid homage to the martyr on behalf of a proud nation. In a show of solidarity, the Hon'ble Min...

Teaching work to remain suspended in 4 Colleges, 2 HSSs on Aug 3: DM Sgr
Class work to remain suspended in Anantnag Colleges, HSSs on Aug 3
Srinagar,August 02, (Scoop News)-According to the District Magistrate Srinagar, teaching activity will remain suspended in Amar Singh College, SP College, Gandhi College, Islamia College, SP Higher Secondary School and MP Higher Secondary School tomorrow on 3 August 2017. Class work to remain suspended in Anantnag Colleges, HSSs on Aug 3 According to the District Magistrate Anantnag, teaching activity will remain suspended in all Higher Secondary Schools and Colleges of the district tomorrow on August 3, 2017. ...

Mirwaiz lashes out at national media channels for unleashing tirade against Kashmiri leadership through falsehood and distortion of facts
Srinagar, August 2, (Scoop News)-Mirwaiz Wednesday alleged that each day the Indian media carries out a trial against the leadership at the behest of the Govt, through falsehood and distortion of facts and said it is meant to vitiate the atmosphere in India against the people by vilifying them and justify their persecution through their investigative agencies. APHC leader said one cannot argue or engage with lies especially when propaganda is used as a war weapon by a mighty adversary who controls all the resources to do so. He said the only counter that we have, is faith in our cause and the courage to face every challenge thrown our way. Mirwaiz reiterated that Kashmir is a...

Asiea Naqash reviews progress of Hazratbal shrine expansion project
Calls for expediting work for early completion of project
Srinagar, August 02, (Scoop News)-Minister of State for Housing & Urban Development Social Welfare, Health & Medical Education, Asiea Naqash, convened a meeting to review the progress of the renovation and beautification of Hazratbal shrine project here today. Vice-Chairman Lakes and Waterways Development Authority, Dr AH Shah, SDM Srinagar, Hanief Balkhi, Additional Secretary Tourism, Gulzar Ahmad Shah, M.D Cable Car Corporation and other senior officers attended the meeting. During the meeting, Minister discussed various components regarding the beautification of the shrine in detail with the concerned officials to bring about the time bound results. The Minister ...

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