Tuesday, September 19, 2017
 
 Kashmir News
Chief Secretary chairs meeting of the Committee of Secretaries
Stresses on expediting execution of projects under PMDP, capacity building of officers
Srinagar, September 19, (Scoop News)-Chief Secretary, B B Vyas Tuesday called on the Administrative Secretaries to ensure that funds placed at disposal of their departments are spent on time to take advantage of the early releases. Chairing the meeting of the Committee of Secretaries (CoS) here, Chief Secretary observed that purpose of passing the Annual Budget, 2017-18 in January, 2017, was to avail the ‘early bird’ benefit and to provide impetus to the developmental initiatives. He asked the Administrative Secretaries to provide impetus to spending and ensure submission of utilization certificates (UCs) against the work done. Chief Secretary reviewed the status of various works as par...

Oath ceremony for newly enrolled advocates held in Srinagar
Srinagar, September 19, (Scoop News)-Jammu and Kashmir State Judicial Academy today organized oath ceremony for newly enrolled 105 Advocates of Kashmir province at State Judicial Academy (SJA) here. Proceedings were conducted by Abdul Rashid Malik, Director, JKSJA. He welcomed Justice, Alok Aradhe, Chairman, J&K State Judicial Academy, Justice M.K. Hanjura, Member, J&K State Judicial Academy and newly enrolled advocates and deliberated on the need for oath ceremony. “This event will surely guide the young lawyers towards high constitutional values and service to the society,” he said. Justice Alok Aradhe, Chairman, J&K State Judicial Academy, administered oath to the newly enrolled adv...

Yoga imperative for human development: Dy CM
Srinagar, September 19, (Scoop News)-The Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today said that regular practice of Yoga is very essential for the proper development of human persona and benefits of this traditional form of exercise and meditation is known since times immemorial. The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at the concluding day of 2nd International Yoga Festival cum International Yoga Sports Championship 2017, organized by the Yoga Society of Kashmir at the Sher-e-Kashmir International Conference Centre. About 300 participants from various parts of India, Vietnam, Taiwan, Canada, Bulgaria, U.S.A. and Nepal participated in this Festival Dr Singh said that the practice of Yoga...

PMKVY ensures skill development of youth to compete in global job market: DY CM
Srinagar, September 19, (Scoop News)- Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today said the initiatives taken by the Government for honing and providing technical skills to the youth would ensure creation of a proper manpower besides making them job ready. The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at a function organized to distribute the Reorganization of Prior Learning (RPL) certificates under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) to the trainees of different trades which had come from various parts of the valley. MLC Surindar Ambardar was also present. The Deputy Chief Minister while highlighting the importance of PMKVY said that the initiative would ensure that proper skill train...

49% progress achieved on Ration Card-Aadhaar seeding: Zulfkar Ali
Srinagar, September 19, (Scoop News)- Around 49 percent of beneficiary ration cards are seeded with their Aadhaar, Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and Information Department Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali was informed today. The information was revealed during a review meeting chaired by the Minister to get update about the implementation of electronic Public Distribution System (ePDS) in the State. During the meeting, the Minister was informed from 21August 2017 till 18th of this month 74,759 ration cards were seeded with their Aadhaar cards. Out of this 52,423 were seeded in Jammu, while 22,336 were seeded in Kashmir division, the Minister was informed. The me...

CS launches State Election Deptt ‘ERO-NET’ app
Voters to get EPIC cards online
Srinagar, September 19, (Scoop News)- Chief Secretary (CS), Mr. B. B. Vyas today launched ERO-NET a web-based app for online registration of voters. With the facility the voters can register themselves online and can also get the Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC) online. Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), J&K Mr. Shaleen Kabra, , Director, ICT, (ECI) Dr. Kushal Pathak, District Election Officers, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer, besides Deputy District Election Officers across the state were present during the ERO-Net launching ceremony. Highlighting the importance of technology, Mr. Vyas said that the ERO-NET facility will ease out the process of registration of new eligible electorates...

Netherlands to assist JK to develop hi-tech horticulture infrastructure
Netherland Ambassador tours Kashmir Valley, inspects High Density Plantation projects
Srinagar, September 19, (Scoop News)- To inspect demonstration projects of High Density Apple orchards established by Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) Kashmir in collaboration with companies from Netherlands, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Holland), Alphonsus Stoelinga, today inspected various projects here. The projects have been established under International Business Programme of the Netherlands Government to showcase the advanced technology and high quality virus free Apple and other fruit plant materials offered by the D...

YNC grieved over the demise of its halqa president
Observes congregational Fateh Khawani
Srinagar, September 19, (Scoop News)-Youth National Conference on Monday expressed grief and sorrow over the demise of its halqa president from Bandipora, Hilal Ahmad. He was 28 yrs old. While expressing sympathies with the bereaved family YNC Provincial President and former Mayor Salman Ali Sagar prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul. “Hilal will be remembered for his services to the party and the party will always remain indebted to him for working tirelessly in making our local unit more dynamic and functional,” Salman said. On the occasion a condolence meeting was convened at party headquarters in which members of the YNC provincial committee and district presiden...

CRPF trainee officers interact with police officers
Police, CRPF working in perfect synergy for maintaining peace and fighting against terrorism :DGP
Srinagar, September 19, (Scoop News)- There is a perfect synergy between Police and CRPF, who have been working and coordinating at different levels in tackling terrorism / law & order situations, and the Unified Command structure under the chairpersonship of Chief Minister has proved very beneficial for the co-operation between Police, CAPFs and Army. This was stated by the Director General of Police (DGP) Dr. S.P Vaid during an interaction between senior officers of J&K Police and the 48th batch of CRPF trainee officers at PHQ. Among others Special DGP, Sh. V.K. Singh, IGP CID Sh. A.G Mir, IGP Kashmir Sh. Muneer Ahmad Khan, IGP Personnel PHQ Sh. Sh. J.P Singh, IGP Hea...

Abha’s concert reflects real Kashmir, holds audience spellbound
Chours singing bespeaks bonhomie between two communities.
Srinagar, September 19, (Scoop News)-Based on new melodious tunes and rendition of Kashmiri folk songs, ballads and sonnets, Abha Hunjura’s open concert in the lawns of Sheri Kashmir International Convention Complex (SKICC) on Saturday left the audience enthralled. “She left everyone spell bound with her performance. We appreciate her connect with her moorings and where she is rooted even after a gap of nearly three decades,” said Manzoor Bhar, an employee with a private organization. Abha whose forefathers originally belonged to village Hanjura in Badgam district, shifted to Bangaluru...

Mirwaiz expresses concern over growing social evils in Kashmiri society
terms non essential expenditure as perilous
Srinagar, September 18, (Scoop News)-Mutahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU) patron and APHC leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, while expressing concern over the growing social evils in the Kashmiri society stated that everyone of us is morally duty bound to contribute in shaping a healthy society and saving it from deterioration. Terming the extravaganza in Kashmiri marriages and other related functions a dangerous menace which is un-Islamic and is eating in to the vitals of our society, Mirwaiz said that Islam encourages us to tend to our guests within the limits of moderation but our marriage functions have become an exhibition of pomp and show and an occasion for crude display of wealth. T...

Govt to distribute 20000 qtls of additional food-grains for Muharram: Zulfkar Ali
Srinagar, September 18, (Scoop News)- Keeping Muharram arrangements in mind, Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA), and Information Department Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today directed for distribution of additional 20000 quintals of food grains among consumers, especially in Shia inhabited areas. The Minister issued the instructions during a departmental review meeting. Speaking during the meeting, the Minister said that people, especially living in Shia dominated areas should be provided with an additional 20,000 ration supply at an earliest so that people in general, and Shias in particular across State do not face any kind of difficulty during holy month of Muh...

Hanjura seeks support of tourism stakeholders for promotion of Kashmir Saffron
Srinagar, September 18, (Scoop News)- Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura today urged the people associated with tourism industry to come forward and help the government in the promotion of Kashmir Saffron. Chairing a meeting with people associated with hotel industry, representatives of houseboat association and other tourism players, the Minister said that they can play an important role in the promotion of Kashmir Saffron. He said that Kashmir saffron is facing huge challenge and the tourism industry can play a pivotal role to offset the same and help in its promotion. Hanjura said that the Department has taken a slew of initiatives for the promotion of local saffron....

CEO inaugurates 2-day training programme on ERO-NET
Says ERO-NET to be launched on Sept 19
Srinagar, September 18, (Scoop News)- Saying that with the launch of (Electoral Registration Officer) ERO-NET in the State, the electorate can upload their personal details at his or her own levels to register themselves as elector, Chief Electoral Officer, J&K Mr. Shaleen Kabra said the system will reduce the chances of mistakes in electoral rolls and Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC) details. The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) was speaking at the inaugural function of 2-day Training Programme held here today by State Election Department in collaboration with Election Commission of India to sensitize about ERO-NET to the personnel who are directly involved with the election relat...

Secy Education, Dir Education visit educational institutions in Srinagar
Srinagar, September 18, (Scoop News)-Secretary School Education, Farooq Ahmad Shah along with Director School Education Kashmir, Dr. GN Itoo today visited many Government and private institutions of District Srinagar to check the attendance and the academic functioning of the schools. During the inspection of private school Presentation Convent School, the visiting authorities instructed the school management to ensure proper facilities including clean wash rooms are provided to the students. Inspecting Higher Secondary School Jawahar Nagar and Middle School Jawahar Nagar, the concerned were directed to take strict action against the staff found absent from their duties without any auth...

Patient care a casualty at SKIMS: NC
Party seeks probe into reports of irregularities, expired medicines
Srinagar, September 18, (Scoop News)-National Conference on Monday expressed serious concern over the unprecedented state of administrative chaos and mismanagement at the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura. In a statement issued from NC Head Office, ‘Nawa-e-Subha’, NC Additional Spokesperson Sarah Hayat Shah lashed out at the State Government and Director SKIMS for the rapidly deteriorating patient care at the Valley’s premiere tertiary care health institute and said hundreds of patients with serious ailments were suffering miserably due to the administration’s arrogance and incompetence in dispensing their basic duties. The NC Spokesperson also lashed out at the ...

JK to exploit potential in honey production
New Bee hives, colonies to boost apiculture sector: Hanjura
Kupwara, September 17, (Scoop News)- Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura today said that government is working on a plan to encourage apiculture by establishing new beehives and bee colonies in various districts to tap into the honey production potential of the state. The Minister was chairing a high level meeting with the Officers of Agriculture and its allied departments at Kupwara here, which was convened to review progress of centrally and state sponsored schemes. Hanjura said that beekeeping has a lot of potential in the state and the department has taken various teps in this regard. He said that district Kupwara has been chosen for establishing new...

20000 graduate teachers to be registered with IGNOU for BEd: Altaf Bukhari
6000 undergraduate teachers to be registered with NIOS for Diploma in Elementary Education
Srinagar, September 17, (Scoop News)-Minister for Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari chaired a meeting convened to discuss the enrollment of in-service graduate teachers of school education department in B.Ed (ODL) program. On the occasion, the Education department entered into a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) with IGNOU and decided that around 20,000 in-service graduate teachers will be registered with IGNOU for B.Ed courses which will be completed by April 2019. Similarly the government has also entered into an MOC with National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) for registering more than 6,000 in-service under graduate teachers for Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed) course w...

CUK holds inter-hostel girls badminton tourney
Rajbagh hostel boarders emerge victorious
Srinagar, September 17, (Scoop News)-The hostel boarders of Rajbagh Girls Hostel defeated the hostel boarders of Sanat Nagar Girls hostel in the finals of the inter-hostel Girls badminton tournament organised by the Department of Students Welfare (DSW) and the office of the Chief Warden, Central University of Kashmir (CUK) at Sanatnagar hostel here Sunday. Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir, Registrar, Prof. M Afzal Zargar, Chief Warden, Prof. Farooq A Shah, Dean Students Welfare, Dr. Fayaz A Nikka, Deputy Chief Warden, Dr. Mushtaq A Lone and Wardens Ms. Insha Farooq, Dr. Pushpita and Dr. Hema Bindu were also present on the occasion. The Rajbagh winning team comprised Ms. Aasiya N...

Need to develop consensus at national level to solve Kashmir issue: CPI (M) to visiting Congress panel
Srinagar, September 17, (Scoop News)- CPI (M) leader and MLA Kulgam Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on Saturday led a 15-member party delegation that met former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh led Congress panel in Srinagar, where they urged them that there was a need to develop consensus at the national level to solve the political problems of Kashmir through political approach. The CPI (M) delegation told the Congress panel that there was a need to develop consensus on political problems of Jammu and Kashmir at national level. "Kashmir has been bleeding and under trauma for the last so many decades. But the last two years have been worst as a number of people, especially youth, have bee...

DAK urges early use of antiviral drugs to prevent swine flu deaths
Srinagar, September 17, (Scoop News)- At a time when swine flu has raised its ugly head once again in the state of Jammu and Kashmir with eight positive cases and two deaths in the Jammu region, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Sunday urged doctors to prescribe early antiviral drugs to swine flu patients that would provide life-saving benefits to them. President DAK and flu expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan said that early antiviral treatment would prevent the risk of serious complications and reduce deaths. “A large meta-analysis conducted across 38 countries and involving more than 29,000 patients showed that early treatment with antivirals reduced the risk of death by 60 percent,” he ...

PDF delegation calls on AICC panel headed by Manmohan Singh in Srinagar
"Congress must play a role in defending Article 35A"
Srinagar, September 17, (Scoop News)- Peoples Democratic Front (PDF) President and MLA Khansahib Hakeem Mohammad Yasin led a party delegation who met visiting Congress panel headed by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Srinagar on Saturday. "It is not for the first time, we are meeting you. We met you as a Prime Minister also and our stand is same that Kashmir issue needs a resolution. You as a Prime Minister formulated Working Groups in 2006 on Kashmir and interlocutors were appointed in 2010. During previous Congress governments Shimla and Tashkent agreements were signed. These were important steps, but, unfortunately, no forward movement was made after these agreements and formul...

Girl students have special status under leadership of Mehbooba Mufti: Altaf Bukhari
Srinagar, September 16, (Scoop News)- Asserting that the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has many pleasant surprises for the girl students of Jammu and Kashmir, Minister for Education Sayeed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today said girl students have special status under her leadership. “Our government is focused on providing all facilities for girl students and Chief Minister herself is keen to implement various development programmes for the students,” Bukhari said. Bukhari was speaking at the Annual Day function of Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS), Amira Kadal where he was the Chief Guest. The function was attended by Secretary School Education, Farooq ...

DGP J&K condoles demise of Police officials
Srinagar, September 16, (Scoop News)- Director General of Police Jammu and Kashmir Dr. S.P Vaid has deeply condoled the sad demise of Selection Grade Constable Altaf Ahmad of SSG and SPO Mohd. Yaseen of Police Station, Kalakote. He has expressed his sympathy with the bereaved families and also prayed for eternal peace of the departed souls. Sgct. Altaf Ahmad of SSG died when the scooty, he was riding was hit by a truck at Pantha Chowk, Srinagar today and SPO Mohd. Yaseen of Kalakote expired yesterday due to illness. ...

Separatist troika express concern over repeated imposition of restrictions in old part of capital city
hits trade and education
Srinagar, September 16, (Scoop News)-Separatist troika comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik expressed resentment and concern over the repeated imposition of restrictions in downtown Srinagar and bolting of outer gate of Jama Masjid by the state government. They said locking down the Jama Masjid especially on Fridays to bar people from all across the valley to assemble and offer prayers there, is aimed at weakening the centrality and significance of the grand mosque. The historic mosque is not only the spiritual centre of confluence for the people of Kashmir but also representative of their political consciousness and aspirations, they ad...

Late Mufti Mohammad Syed Memorial Football Tournament
JK Bank endorses taking part in football tourney
Srinagar, September 16, (Scoop News)-J&K Bank Saturday nominated its football team for participation in the ongoing Mufti Mohammad Syed Memorial Football Tournament at Polo ground Srinagar. The Team shall play its first game in the premiere league on 20th September. Confirming the participation, spokesperson of the Bank while quoting chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmed said that as desired by the Chief Minister, the team had been temporarily revived to ensure participation in the ongoing tournament. He informed that the bank was fully committed to overhaul the sports infrast...

JK Bank lifts off Aadhaar registration and updating service
Srinagar, September 15, (Scoop News)-With a view to facilitate Aadhaar enrolment to customers as well as the residents of Jammu and Kashmir, J&K Bank Friday became the first bank to launch Aadhar Enrolment and Updating Services in the state. Chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmed today launched the services here at Corporate Office in presence of Executive Presidents Vagesh Chander, S S Sehgal, Sr. President Abdul Rashid, Presidents Abdul Rashid Shegan, P K Tickoo, Nishi Baru, Vice Presidents and other senior officers of the bank. Speaking on the occasion, Parvez said, “It is quite pleasing to launch these services today as these will facilitate hassle-free Aadhaar enrolment, biometric...

Administration disallows Mirwaiz to offer his prayers and sermon at Jamia Masjid : APHC
Srinagar, September 15, (Scoop News)-APHC denounced the undemocratic and anti Muslim decision of state government for allegedly locking down of Jamia Masjid on second consecutive Friday and by disallowing Mirwaiz Umar Farooq from offering his prayers and delivering the Friday sermon. The spokesman said once again strict curfew was imposed in downtown Srinagar turning the entire area into a fortress by deploying police and causing distress to the residents of the area,who were also allegdly barred from offering obligatory Friday prayers. The spokesman said that it is the fear of the resolve and courage of the people and leadership of Kashmir,that authorities repeatedly resort to...

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