Friday, June 23, 2017
 
 Kashmir News
CS reviews launching of additional train services in Kashmir
Srinagar, June 23, (Scoop News)- Chief Secretary, B.B.Vyas on Friday undertook an extensive review of launching additional train services and halt stations along the Baramulla-Banihal railway track ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr. The meeting, which was held in the office of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir was attended by top officials of the Civil and Police administration, including Director General of Police, Dr S.P Vaid, Principal Secretary Home, R K Goyal, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Rohit Kansal, Commissioner Secretary Finance, Navin K Choudhary, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Muneer Ahmad Khan, Inspector ...

Srinagar, Jammu qualify under Smart City initiative
Smart Cities status to ensure planned, holistic development of twin capital cities: Dy CM
Srinagar, June 23, (Scoop News)- Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today said that the announcement of Smart City status for Srinagar and Jammu will ensure the planned and holistic development of these capital cities so that they are replete with every modern facility of urban living. The Deputy Chief Minister was interacting with several deputations after the twin capital cities of the state qualified under the Smart City Initiative of the central government. In the first instance an amount of Rs 500 crore each would be provided to Jammu and Srinagar cities and afterwards an amount of Rs 3500 crore would be provided. Terming the smart city initiative as a game-changer in the deve...

Killing of Police Officer, Governor expresses grave concern
Dy CM strongly condemns lynching of Dy SP Ayub
Srinagar, June 23, (Scoop News)- Early today morning, on learning about the gruesome killing of Sh. Mohammad Ayoub Pandith, Dy Supt. of Police, Governor spoke with Dr. S.P. Vaid, Director General of Police, and conveyed his sincere sympathy to the family of the slain officer and to all ranks of the J&K Police. Governor has expressed grave concern over the continuing attacks on personnel of J&K Police. He is convening an emergency meeting with the Chief Minister. Dy CM strongly condemns lynching of Dy SP Ayub Deputy Chief Minster, Dr Nirmal Singh has strongly condemned the killing of Deputy Superintendent of police, Mohammad Ayub Pandit, who was lynched to death in Nowhatta area of...

Mirwaiz terms killing of a police officer outside Jamia Masjid as 'most unfortunate'
blames state for this kind of 'brutalization'.
Srinagar, June 23, (Scoop News)-APHC leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that the incident that happened in Nowhatta outside the historic Jamia Masjid which has always been a centre of spiritual and moral upliftment, is most unfortunate. " I am deeply disturbed by this brutal act. Mob violence and public lynching is outside the parameters of our values and religion," Mirwaiz said, adding " the violence that the state has wreaked on us is largely responsible for this kind of brutalization, as the police is being used against the people in the most brutal ways which leads to brutal reactions." He said it is very important and imperative for us that we do not allow our social fabric...

DDC Ganderbal reviews Amarnathji Yatra arrangements at Baltal
Ganderbal, June 22, (Scoop News)-District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Dr. Piyush Singla, today convened a meeting to discuss arrangements for smooth conduct of annual Amarnathji Yatra from Baltal route. During the course of meeting, it was given out that (24x7) control room is being set-up at Baltal which would be attended by all representatives of different departments for providing quality services to Yatris. While reviewing the arrangements, the DDC directed officials to maintain proper sanitation at halting places of Yatris, besides ensuring adequate water supply, and restoration of 24x7 hour power supply and communication system along the route to ...

Altaf Bukhari for preserving heritage character of Lal Chowk
Reviews Redevelopment Plan for City’s commercial hub
Srinagar, June 22, (Scoop News)-Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today stressed on preservation of Lal Chowk’s historic legacy by evolving a comprehensive redevelopment plan that is in sync with its heritage values. The Minister made these remarks during a meeting convened to discuss urban renewal streetscape improvements in Lal Chowk. The meeting was attended by Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone, DC Srinagar, Fayaz Ahmad Khan, Chief Town Planner, Joint Commissioner SMC, SSP Traffic, Conservation Architect Ms. Gurmeet S Rai and other senior officers from SDA and SMC. Bukhari said Srinagar city is unfortunately riddled with a plethora of issues ranging from traffic and t...

SDMA certificate to be mandatory for new buildings: Veeri
‘Following National Building Code will go long way in disaster mitigation’
Srinagar, June 22, (Scoop News)-Minister for Revenue, Disaster Management, Relief, and Rehabilitation & Reconstruction Abdul Rehman Veeri today said Government is contemplating to make certificate of State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) compulsory for adhering to National Buildings Code in construction of new buildings. The Minister said that it will go a long way in mitigation of disaster impact, “Those who don’t follow the code shall be treated as offence. DPR of every building should take care of fire safety, Flood and earthquake Resistant component. A circular will be issued to Development Commissioner Works, Chief Engineers and head of Departments to follow Building...

JKPSC clarifies over selection of a candidate
Srinagar, June 22, (Scoop News)-The J&K Public Service Commission today clarified that the selection of Mr Burhan Ahad figuring at Sr No 31 in the selection list under Open category for the post of Assistant Professor (Botany) is purely based on merit. The JKPSC in a statement said that it has come to the notice of the Commission that some candidates have alleged that the selection of Mr. Burhan Ahad figuring at Sr. No. 31 in the select list under Open Category for the post of Assistant Professor (Botany) is manipulated as the said candidate was not figuring in the interview schedule. “In this context, it is hereby notified for the information of all concerned, that the said candidate name...

PDP-BJP government will not survive beyond July, Claims JKPCC Chief
Questions silence of BJP on GST
Verinag, June 22, (Scoop News)- Senior Congress Leader and Jammu Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee Chief Ghulam Ahmad Mir on Wednesday claimed that PDP-BJP Collation government led by Mehbooba Mufti is on verge to collapse and will not survive beyond July. “You can imagine this (PDP-BJP) government till presidential election not beyond that. This government will not survive beyond July,” Ghulam Ahmad Mir told this reporter and claimed that it would have collapsed a month ago due to deep rooted indifferences between the collation partners. Mir said that utterances of the people associat...

Dy CM greets people on Shab-e-Qadar, Jumatul Vida
Srinagar, June 21, (Scoop News)- The Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh has greeted people on the auspicious occasions of Shab-e-Qadar and Jumat-ul-Vida. In his message, Dr Singh hoped that the holy occasions would be the harbingers of peace, progress and prosperity for the State and its people. Dr Singh said that the Jammu and Kashmir is an abode of peace and tranquility where the people of different faiths live together since centuries in harmony and mutual brotherhood and such holy occasions further strengthen the bonds of love among different communities. ...

DDC Ganderbal reviews Amarnath Yatra arrangements at Baltal
Ganderbal , June 21, (Scoop News)- District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Dr. Piyush Singla, today convened a meeting to discuss arrangements for smooth conduct of annual Amarnath Yatra from Baltal route. During the course of meeting, it was given out that a joint police control room functioning (24x7) is being set-up at Baltal which would be attended by all representatives of different departments for providing quality services to Yatries. While reviewing the arrangements, the DDC directed officials to maintain sanitation at halting places of Yatries, besides ensuring adequate water supply through taps, and restoration of 24x7 hour power supply and commu...

Mehbooba distributes relief cheques among fire sufferers of Shalimar, Reshi Bazaar
Srinagar, June 21, (Scoop News)- Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti distributed cash assistance among the fire sufferer shopkeepers of Reshi Bazaar, Anantnag and Shalimar, Srinagar here today. These shopkeepers had lost their shops and goods in two separate devastating fire incidents recently. On the occasion, the Chief Minister directed the administration to render all possible help to these shopkeepers in rebuilding their assets. The Chief Minister gave away seven cheques of Rs. Fifty thousand each among the Reshi Bazar shopkeepers and 16 cheques of Rs. Fifty thousand each among the Shalimar shopkeepers. The shopkeepers put up some demands with the Chief Minister which include constructio...

Army conducts third International Yoga Day
Srinagar, June 21, (Scoop News)-In an expression of not only the desire to live a healthy life but also of mutual respect, regard and bonhomie, today Army joined the Awaam of Kashmir at various places to celebrate the third International Yoga Day. The day was celebrated with befitting zeal and vigour at various Army Camps across the Valley, where the Army personnel joined Awaam in a series of Yogic exercises as a symbol of strengthening bonds. The importance of spiritual discipline and harmony between mind and body was reinforced to all the participants who were unanimous in acknowledging the benefits of Yoga, a gift of India to the world. Similarly ,Childr...

'Ramzan teaches faithfuls to control their worldly indulgences and greed': Mirwaiz
Srinagar, June 21, (Scoop News)-Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing a religious congregation at Bazar Masjid Bohri Kadal in connection with the Ushra-e-Najat (the last ten days of Ramzan) termed the month as full of blessings and gift from Allah and said that the mandatory fasting during this month strengthens the bond between Allah and the Rozedar (the person on fast). Mirwaiz said the Ramzan teaches the believers to control their worldly indulgences and greed. It teaches to do good deeds, help poor and needy while abstaining from doing harm to anyone. The main demand of Allah during...

CUK celebrates International Yoga Day at G’bl
Ganderbal, June 21, (Scoop News)-The Department of Students Welfare (DSW) Central University of Kashmir (CUK) in collaboration with the Jammu and Kashmir Government College of Physical Education celebrated 3rd International Yoga Day here on Wednesday. The students from various departments of the University participated in the event. Vice-Chancellor, Central University of Kashmir, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir, Registrar, Prof. Mohammad Afzal Zargar, Dean Students Welfare, Dr. Fayaz Ahmad Nikka, Coordinator Innovations Dr. John K Babu, and Principal Government College of Physical Education Ganderbal Kashmir Dr. Hartej Singh and other faculty members of the college joined the students on the oc...

Advisory for Shri Amarnath ji pilgrims
3.30 pm cut off time to cross Jawahar Tunnel
Srinagar, June 21, (Scoop News)- In order to ensure safe and secure movement of yatri vehicles, 3.30 pm has been decided as cut off time to cross the Jawahar Tunnel. This decision has been taken in consultation with civil administration and all the security agencies connected with the yatra. No yatra vehicle shall be permitted to cross the tunnel after the cut-off time. Yatris are requested to adhere the advisory strictly and cooperate with the traffic police and security agencies. ...

Amitabh Mattoo chairs maiden meeting of Working Group on Knowledge Initiative
Govt committed to academic excellence: Altaf Bukhari
Srinagar, June 20, (Scoop News)- Advisor to Chief Minister, Prof Amitabh Mattoo, today chaired the first meeting of Working Group constituted to workout modalities for operationalization of Knowledge Initiative in Jammu and Kashmir. The meeting was co-chaired by Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari. The meeting was attended by Financial Commissioner (Coordination)/ Resident Commission, J&K Government, New Delhi K B Aggarwal and Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Rohit Kansal, Commissioner Secretary Higher Education, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon and other concerned. During the meeting, various areas of working including Proposed Chapters, Timeline, Pro...

Veeri for augmenting JK’s power distribution network
Srinagar, June 20, (Scoop News)- Minister for Revenue, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, Abdul Rehman Veeri today stressed the need for augmentation of power distribution network in the state. The Minister was speaking at a high level review meeting of various schemes of Power Development Department (PDD) of Anantnag district here. The meeting was also attended by Development Commissioner Power Asghar Ali, Chief Engineer PDD (M&RE) Shahnaz Goni, Sheikh Gul Ayaz Secretary Technical (PDD), Khursheed Ahmed, Nisar Ahmed Khan and Daljeet Singh CE Projects. The meeting was also attended by Xens and AEEs of district Anantnag. To provide succor from the power cuts in a major way in ...

Ansari reviews power scenario of Pattan, Gurez, Bandipora
Srinagar, June 20, (Scoop News)- Minister for Information Technology, Technical Education and Youth Services & Sports, Molvi Imran Raza Ansari, Tuesday reviewed the power scenario of Pattan, Gurez and Bandipora. Ansari who is also Chairman District Development Board, Bandipora chaired a high level meeting attended by Deputy Speaker of J&K Assembly, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi, Commissioner Secretary Finance, Navin Chowdhary, Commissioner Secretary Power, Dheeraj Gupta and various officials of the concerned department. During the meeting, the Minister asked the officers to gear up their machinery for improving the power supply in rural areas of Pattan and directed for the installations of transf...

Finance Deptt releases Rs 233 cr for payment to contractors, settlement of GPF claims
Srinagar, June 20, (Scoop News)- In view of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr, the State’s Finance Department has released Rs 233 crore to the treasuries to clear all the pending bills on account of payment of contractors and GP Fund claims of employees. “As on date there are no bills of contractors or GP Fund claims pending for payment in any of the treasuries as funds to the tune of Rs 233 crore have been made available during the past couple of days to clear all the pending bills,” a Finance Department spokesperson said. He said in view of the forthcoming Eid-ul-Fitr, Finance Minister, Dr Haseeb Drabu reviewed all the pending claims and liabilities in the treasuries across the state and ...

Mehbooba’s Eid gift to employees; Directs release of June salary before Eid
Civil Sectt employees thank CM for early salary release,Express gratitude to FM, CS
Srinagar, June 20, (Scoop News)- Keeping the needs of employees of the State Government in mind, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today directed release of salary for the month of June before Eid ul Fitr which falls next week. The directions were issued to the Finance Department by the Chief Minister today. The Chief Minister has also directed that monthly dues be also disbursed among the SSA teachers, contractual and adhoc employees as well before the Eid so that they also can celebrate the festive occasion without any difficulty. Civil Sectt employees thank CM for early salary release The employees of Civil Secretariat have expressed gratitude to Chief Minister, Meh...

Doctors lack training in medical ethics: DAK
Srinagar, June 20, (Scoop News)-Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today said that doctors in Kashmir lack training in medical ethics. Describing it as an essential component of patient care, President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said that doctors are not taught medical ethics during their training. Medical ethics are moral principles in the practice of medicine to which a physician has an obligation. Kind words, compassion and empathy have an equal hand in cure as much as medical competence does. But this need is often not met. Patients leave hospitals dissatisfied as doctors do not spend time in talking, listening and more importantly hearing them. They are increasedly ir...

Employees’ salary to be released on June 22
Srinagar, June 20, (Scoop News)- The Government today ordered that the salary of government employees for June 2017 shall be drawn and disbursed to them on June 22 in view of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr. “The treasury officers are directed to receive the salary bill for June 2017 up to 6pm on June 21, 2017. The Bills received up to the time and date mentioned will be disbursed on June 22,” an order issued by the General Administration Department said. The order further states that on June 22 only those bills, received till previous evening, will be entertained for disbursement. ...

' Ramzan teaches of good deeds, help to others and God fearing while refraining from evil deeds' : Mirwaiz
Srinagar, June 20, (Scoop News)-All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leader and head of Muthida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, while terming the un-settled Kashmir Issue as the main cause of strained relationship between India and Pakistan has said that the violence and the loss of precious lives in this region cannot be a matter to rejoice for any person with a slightest sense of humanity. He said, that unless a just and reasonable solution to this vexed issue is found their does not seem to be any letup in the current turbulent situation. MMU chief stressed upon the Govt. of India to shun its policy of delay and obduracy towards the resolution of Kashmir Issue an...

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