Monday, June 25, 2018
 
 Kashmir News
Advisor K Vijay Kumar convenes introductory meeting with Police Department
Srinagar, June 24, (Scoop News)-Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar and Chief Secretary B.V.R Subrahmanyam convened an introductory meeting with Jammu and Kashmir Police Department, here on Saturday. On the occasion, Inspector General of Police (Kashmir), Swayam Prakash Pani presented a comprehensive PowerPoint Presentation regarding the various arrangements being put in place by the department during the Amarnath Yatra. K Vijay Kumar appreciated the efforts of the JK Police to ensure a peaceful environment in the state besides fighting various social menaces. He directed the officers of various security agencies to put in coordinated efforts and work in tandem to ensure smooth and peace...

First all India sport lead climbing competition 2018 commences in Srinagar
103 participants from 22 states participates in competition
Srinagar, June 24, (Scoop News)- Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department in collaboration with Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) today organized 1st All India Sport Lead Climbing Competition here at Climbing Wall in Nowgam. A two-day event witnesses the participation of 103 climbers from 22 states of India which are participating in various categories including sub-junior, junior, men and women categories. The competition will be adjudged by the group of professional from various parts of India. Secretary Tourism Rigzian Sampheal who was the Chief Guest, inaugurated the event. President IMF, Col HS Chauhan, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Director Tourism Kash...

Driving Licenses to be delivered at doorstep through Speed Post
Capital Cities selected as pilot districts: Transport Commissioner
Srinagar, June 24, (Scoop News)-The Motor Vehicles Department will soon deliver the driving licence to the applicants at their doorsteps through Speed posts thus further easing the process of acquiring Driving licence. This was stated by Transport Commissioner Saugat Biswas during a meeting convened to review the functioning of the department. While discussing the introduction of the home delivery system, Biswas said the move will further reduce the rush of applicants at ARTO offices as the department will deliver the licences at their homes at nominal charges. He said the department has already made the process online as the applicants can apply for the licence online at their home and ...

Governor delegates powers to CS, Administrative Secretaries
Srinagar, June 23, (Scoop News)- The Governor N N Vohra today delegated powers to the Chief Secretary and the Administrative Secretaries. “In pursuance of Section 2 of the Jammu and Kashmir Delegation of Powers Act, 2018 (Governor's Act No. 1 of 2018), the Governor is pleased to direct that the officers shown in Schedule-I to this notification shall exercise the powers of the Minister in respect of the matters indicated there-under,” said a notification (attached herewith) issued by the Government here this evening. It said the Administrative Secretaries mentioned in Schedule-II to the notification shall also exercise the powers of the Minister in respect of the matters indicated thereu...

Governor allocates Departments to Advisors
Srinagar, June 23, (Scoop News)- The Governor N N Vohra today allocated the Departments to Advisors B B Vyas and K Vijay Kumar. As per a notification issued by the Government here this evening, the Planning & Development, Finance, Law, GAD, Housing & Urban Development, ARI & Trainings, Rural Development, Ladakh Affairs, Estates, Civil Aviation, PWD, PDD, PHE & IFC, Agriculture, Horticulture, Floriculture, Industries & Commerce, Animal & Sheep Husbandry and Cooperatives Departments have been allocated to Advisor B B Vyas. The Departments of Home, Youth, Services & Sports, Revenue, Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation & Reconstruction, Tribal Affairs, Forests, Hospitality & Protoc...

AAC observes its 55 foundation day as a 'day of pledge'
Srinagar, June 23, (Scoop News)-The 55th foundation day of Awami Action Committee (AAC) was observed as a ‘day of pledge’ at the AAC Rajouri Kadal. The foundation of AAC was laid by late Mirwaiz Moulana Muhammad Farooq exactly 55 years ago with a sole aim of achieving rights for the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Inspite of Govt forces turning downtown into a military fortress hundreds of workers and activists who had come from various parts of Kashmir, assembled at Rajouri Kadal to take a pledge for fulfilling the mission of the martyrs. The function was presided over by the AAC patron and APHC leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq wherein various speakers highlighted the 55-year-long c...

Div Com directs DCs to constitute squads to check attendance in Govt offices
directs DCs to prioritize touring, inspection of offices
Srinagar, June 23, (Scoop News)- In order to ensure transparency in the working system and improve work culture in government offices, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, Saturday directed all Deputy Commissioners to constitute squads for conducting surprise checks of different offices to ascertain the attendance of officials and employees. The Div Com instructed that strict action as per service rules be initiated against officials found unauthorisedly absent from their duties. He also directed for immediate and strict operationalization of biometric attendance system in all the government offices. The DCs were also directed to ensure submission of daily attendance r...

JK to host maiden National Sport Climbing competition
Srinagar, June 23, (Scoop News)-Jammu & Kashmir Tourism Department in collaboration with Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) to conduct 1st IMF All India Sport Lead Climbing Competition from June 24 to June 25, 2018 at climbing wall, Nowgam, Srinagar. Over 100 professional climbers besides judges and other officials from across the country are participating in the competition. President IMF - Col HS Chauhan will inaugurate the mega event at 9 am on Sunday in presence of Secretary Tourism Rigzian Sampheal and Director Tourism Kashmir Mahmood A Shah. The event will be held in sub-junior, junior, men and women categories. Giving details about the event, President IMF Col Chauhan said...

Secy Tourism chairs IHM Board of Governors meeting
Srinagar, June 23, (Scoop News)- Secretary Tourism Department, Rigzian Sampheal who is also the chairman of the Board of Governors of the Institute of Hotel Management, Saturday chaired 37th meeting of Board of Governors of the Institute. The Board reviewed the overall working of the Institute and inter-alia decided that henceforth the incumbents engaged as contractual faculty shall be paid a monthly remuneration of Rupees 25000 and there shall be an annual increase of Rupees 1000. The Board also decided that a new programme of Entrepreneurship Development in the disciplines of Cook-Tandoor, Baker, Halwai (Indian sweets) and Multi-Skill Care taker shall be launched in the Institute as ...

State level mega awareness camp to empower marginalized via legal services concludes
Increasing access to justice for poor, disadvantageous sections our main aim: Justice Gogoi
Srinagar, June 23, (Scoop News)-The week-long mega legal awareness camp to empower marginalized sections of the society concluded today which was held under the guidance of Supreme Court Judge and Executive Chairman National Legal Services Authority (NLSA) of India Justice Ranjan Gogoi. Justice Gogoi was accompanied by Supreme Court Judge, Justice N.V Ramana. The major initiative was organized by NLSA in collaboration with Jammu & Kashmir High Court, J&K Government, Jammu & Kashmir State Legal Services Authority and Jammu & Kashmir High Court Legal Services Committee. During the camp held from June 18 to 23, multifarious legal services activities including a one-day state level confere...

B B Vyas assumes charge as Advisor to Governor
Srinagar, June 23, (Scoop News)-B B Vyas today assumed office as Advisor to Governor here at civil Secretariat. He was welcomed by senior officers at the Civil Secretariat here. Vyas was till recently holding the post of Chief Secretary, Government of Jammu and Kashmir. An IAS officer of 1986 batch J&K Cadre, Vyas has earlier served as Principal Secretary to different Chief Ministers, Financial Commissioner and Administrative Secretary in Planning and Development Department. ...

Militants fire on Security forces from a Mob in Tral
Srinagar, June 22, (Scoop News)-Terrorists this afternoon fired upon the security forces when they were handling law and order on Tral road. Police said that terrorists lobbed a grenade followed by firing on the security forces from a crowd when they were busy with law & order duties on Tral road resulting in injuries to the nine security forces personnel. Security force personnel exercised maximum restraint after being attacked by terrorists to prevent any civilian casualties. The injured security force personnel were evacuated to the hospital for medical treatment. ...

DC Srinagar places 24 employees under suspension
Srinagar, June 22, (Scoop News)- On the directions of Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, surprise inspections were conducted at several government offices in the district. During the inspections, 10 officials at Chief Medical Officer Srinagar, nine at Gousia Hospital Khanyar and five at Chief Education Officer Srinagar were found unauthorisedly absent and were placed under immediate suspension. The DC ordered to deduct a full day’s salary of all these employees. It was said the deducted amount will be credited in the account of District Red Cross Committee Srinagar. The absentees have been asked to immediately explain their position, failing which appropriate acti...

3-day Tourism Deptt skill development prog concludes
Srinagar, June 22, (Scoop News)- A three-day orientation programme organized by the Department of Tourism Kashmir for its officials aimed at skill enhancement and personality development concluded here today. The officials from other departments including SKICC, RSGC, and JKTDC also participated in the orientation programme where professional trainers of national repute imparted training. The main emphasis was laid on the communications skills, body language, values and etiquettes of the staff mostly posted at Tourist Reception Centres who receive tourists and handle their enquiries. The participants were taught how to receive calls on helpline numbers from tourists and visitors, maint...

Advisor reviews security situation
Srinagar, June 22, (Scoop News)-Immediately after assuming office as Advisor to Governor, Mr Vijay Kumar reviewed the security situation with the top police brass during his maiden meeting here. The meeting was attended by Director General of Police S.P. Vaid, Director General Prisons, Special DG and other officers. During the meeting, detailed discussion was held on the prevailing security situation in Kashmir. The Advisor stressed on close synergy between security agencies for maintaining peace. Regarding the security in Jails, the Advisor asked for better security management of priso...

K Vijay Kumar assumes office as Advisor to Governor
Srinagar, June 22, (Scoop News)- K Vijay Kumar, IPS (Retd) assumed office as Advisor to J&K Governor here today. He was welcomed by Principal Secretary Home, Mr R K Goyal and other senior officers at the Civil Secretariat here. Mr Kumar was till recently holding the post of Senior Security Adviser to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. A 1975-batch IPS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre, Mr Kumar has served earlier in the Kashmir Valley, as Inspector General of the Border Security Force (BSF) between 1998 and 2001. He also served as the Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRP...

On eve of Shab e Qadr, Mirwaiz to address a congregation at Jamia Masjid on 26th Ranzan
prayers to start at 10 pm.
Srinagar June 9, (Scoop News)-While continuing his efforts to address various religious gatherings across Kashmir to highlight the significance and importance of the holy month of fasting, APHC leader and Mutahida Majlise Amal (MMU) patron Mirwaiz Umar Farooq will be addressing yet another religious gathering on 25th Ramadhan (Sunday) at Sheikh ul Alam masjid Ahmed Nagar before Asr prayers. During the religious gatherings Mirwaiz has been shedding light on various aspects of Ramadhan and the benefits of fasting. He also has been urging people to make Ramadhan as a complete way of life. According to a statement issued here, Mirwaiz will also address a congregation at the his...

State-of-art tourist gateway to come up at Anantnag: Div Com
Srinagar, June 09, (Scoop News)-Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, said that government will construct state-of-art tourist gateway at Check-i-Wagund Anantnag. The Divisional Commissioner said this while reviewing the rehabilitation process of 156 shopkeepers which were affected by the displacement of Lower Munda Toll Plaza. The meeting was informed that District Administration had identified 55 kanals of proprietary land at Check-i-Wagund. This chunk of land situated at the tri-junction of National Highway 444, Hillar Railway Station and opening tube of Qazigund-Banihal upcoming tunnel which is the most feasible place to construct Tourist Gateway (Tourist Facilitatio...

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