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|NC terms PDP as puppet of Nagur; decries unending repression|
|Srinagar ,March 29, (Scoop News)-Stepping up the election campaign in Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency, senior National Conference leaders on Wednesday castigated PDP-BJP government for perpetrating reign of terror on innocent Kashmiris, saying the atrocities being committed remind about the worst barbaric regimes.
“The coalition government has become so intolerant that it is responding to dissent by bullets and brutal force”, the senior leaders said while addressing workers in Batamaloo, Ganderbal and Kangan assembly constituencies.
They said over two year misgovernance of the PDP- BJP is a dark chapter of Jammu and Kashmir, which has witnessed bloodshed on t...|
|Govt committed to promote sports culture in State: Zulfkar Ali|
|Minister felicitates winners of Taekwonda Championship 2016-17|
Jammu, March 29, (Scoop News)-Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Choudhary Zulfkar Ali Wednesday said that state Government is committed to create necessary infrastructure for promotion of sports culture in State
The Minister was addressing sportsmen, parents and organizers at an award distribution function of “Khelo India State Level Taekwonda Championship 2016-17”, where top performing players were felicitated.
Mr. Zulfkar Ali said the present dispensation is making every possible effort to develop sports culture in the State, and for this much needed infrastructure has been created at district and block levels.
Appreciating the organizers for holding the champion...|
|Cooperative movement offers bright future for youth: Chering Dorjey|
|Jammu, March 29, (Scoop News)- Continuing its efforts to reach out to the unemployed educated youth to aware them about various profitable schemes in the Cooperative Sector, the Department of Cooperative organized a youth awareness camp at Sunderbani in Rajouri district today.
A large number of people especially the unemployed youth of the area attended the camp and learnt about the Cooperative movement and lucrative opportunities it provides for the people.
Minister for Cooperative Chering Dorjey was chief guest at the camp.
Addressing the participants, the Minister said Cooperative movement offers bright future for youth through its people friendly schemes. He said such p...|
|J&K Deputy Speaker meets union road transport ministry officials|
|Discusses construction of Tunnel on Bandipora - Gurez Road|
|New Delhi, March 29, (Scoop News)-Deputy Speaker Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi Wednesday met Private Secretary of union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping, at his office and raised the issue of construction of tunnel on Bandipora - Gurez road.
During the meeting, which was also attended by representatives from Border Roads Organisation (BRO), several issues were discussed – with special focus on building of a tunnel on the Bandipora Gurez road.
The Deputy Speaker mentioned that the route remains inaccessible for seven months creating problem for people of Gurez area.
During his interaction, Deputy Speaker also apprised Private Secretary a...|
|Tour, Travel Operators’ deputation calls on CM|
Srinagar, March 29, (Scoop News)- A deputation of representatives oftour and travel industry called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today and apprised her of their issues and demands.
The deputation thanked the Chief Minister for her interest in developing tourism in the State and promoting Jammu & Kashmir as a complete tourist package in the country and abroad.
Mehbooba Mufti assured the deputation to address the issues raised by it. She also asked the members of the deputation to work dedicatedly for ensuring a good tourist season this year.
|Governor inaugurates Pashmina Art Exhibition|
|releases book “6 TIMES THINNER”|
Jammu, March 29, (Scoop News)- Governor N.N.Vohra inaugurated Babar Afzal’s “Pashmina Art Exhibition” and released his book “6 TIMES THINNER”. This event was organized by the Jammu & Kashmir Academy of Art Culture and Languages (JKAACL) at the Abhinav Theatre, here today.
Appreciating the innovative idea of using pashmina fabric as a medium to paint, weave and embroider, the Governor complimented Mr. Afzal for his ingenuity in meaningfully and aesthetically highlighting the pashmina goat and its rare soft wool which is used for producing valuable shawls and garments, prized the world ove...|
|CEO reviews arrangements for bye-polls in Ganderbal|
|Ganderbal,March 28, (Scoop News)-The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Shantmanu, today convened a meeting to review preparedness and security arrangements for the forthcoming bye-polls for 2-Srinagar Parliamentary seat in the Ganderbal district.
District Election Officer (DEO) Ganderbal, Tariq Hussain Ganie, briefed the CEO that for smooth, free and fair conduct of elections, 208 polling stations are being set up to enable 1,64,305 voters to cast their vote in the two assembly segments, 16-Kangan and 17-Ganderbal, of the district. Out of 208 polling stations, 146 are hypersensitive and 62 sensitive. Besides, 30 polling stations have been identified for web casting on the poll day.
The DEO f...|
|Election training programme held in Shopian|
| Shopian, March 28, (Scoop News)- Election training programme for the officials to be deputed for duties in the forthcoming parliamentary bye-elections for the Anantnag Constituency in Shopian started, here today.
The training programme was organized by the office of the District Election Officer, Shopian and is being held at Degree College Shopian, Town Hall, DIET Shopian and Government Boys Higher Secondary School Shopian.
Officials from Education, PHE, FCS&CA, Revenue, Treasury, DIC and other departments participated in the training programme.
Master Trainers imparted first-hand training about election-related matters such as the role of presiding and pol...|
|War Cries on Prime time TV shows creating misinformation among communities: Abdul Haq|
Jammu, March 28, (Scoop News)-Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice Abdul Haq today said that misinformation is being created in some news channels that are creating mistrust between communities in Kashmir.
Minister was speaking at a function organised by Kashmir Pandit Sabha to celebrate Navreh.
MLA Abdul Majeed Padder, MLC Yasir Reshi, Vice Chancellor Central University Jammu, Prof Ashok Aima and President of KP Sabha, K K Khosa were also present in the function.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said instead of bridging the gaps which is the need of the hour, some TV news channels are creating wedge between the communities by making their studios as wa...|
|JK has huge potential in tourism sector: Dy CM|
|Peace, brotherhood prerequisite for overall development|
|Kathua, March 28, (Scoop News)-Tourism plays an important role in the economy of the State of Jammu and Kashmir as it is bestowed with captivating sceneries and has a huge potential in tourism sector. There is a need to tap the untouched vistas using innovative techniques to bring them on the tourist map of the state.
Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh said this after laying the foundation stone of 14 Km road project from Sukrala to Najot under PMGSY with an estimated cost of Rs 14.5 crore.
Dr Singh said that not only mountains and fountains should be developed as scenic spots but shrines and temples of the State also have a high potential to be developed as pilgrimage tourist spots a...|
|Shrine Board extends support to J&K Police|
|Governor inaugurates Police Post at Kakryal|
Jammu, March 28, (Scoop News)- Governor N. N. Vohra, Chairman of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, today inaugurated the newly constructed Police Post at Kakryal. The prefabricated building of the Police Post, with allied infrastructural facilities, has been constructed by the Shrine Board within a record time of less than three months at a cost of over Rs. 21 lakh. The Police Post is located on land owned by the Shrine Board.
The Governor went around the Police Post building and took stock of the infrastructure. He emphasized the need for effective maintenance of this newly created facility and suggested the planting of fast growing species of shady trees and flowering plants in the...|
|DEO Kulgam visits election training venues|
|Kulgam , March 28, (Scoop News)- In connection with forthcoming bye-elections for Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency, the District Election Officer (DEO) Kulgam, Showkat Aijaz Bhat today visited various election training venues set up for imparting special training to the poll staff in the district.
The DEO took stock of the arrangements made at these locations. He was informed that all requisite training is being providing to the election staff including knowledge about operating electronic voting machines.
General training has been imparted to 3600 employees at four different locations including DIET College Kulgam, Government Degree College Kulgam, Government Degree College D...|
|Anantnag police recovers 25 Kilograms of poppy straw|
Srinagar, March 28, (Scoop News)-Continuing its drive against the drug menace, Anantnag police arrested a drug peddler and recovered 25 kilograms of poppy straw from his possession.
Acting on an information, a police party of Police Station Achabal headed by SHO Achabal Shri Feroz Ahmad laid a naka in their jurisdiction.
During naka checking, a Santro car bearing registration number JK03D -1161 driven by Pervaiz Ahmad Pishoo resident of Boat Colony Khanabal, Anantnag was intercepted. On checking, 25 kilograms of poppy straw was recovered.
A case FIR number 28/2017 under section 8/18 NDPS act was registered and investigation was taken up.
|Inter school football tournament concludes|
|Govt. Hr. Sec School Goshbugh Pattan emerged as winner|
Srinagar, March 28, (Scoop News)-The final match of Inter School Football tournament organized by IRP 20th Bn under civic action programme was played at Sports ground, Degree College Pattan. Eighteen teams of various Government/Private institutes participated in the tournament.
The final was played between Government Hr Sec School Goshbugh and Govt High School Hamray. Government Hr Sec School Goshbugh defeated the opponent and lifted the trophy.
Commandant IRP 20th Bn Shri A.R Bhat, Principal Degree College Pattan and ZEO Pattan presented the trophies to the winner and runner up teams, besides, distributed mementoes, certificates and sports equipments to the participatin...|
|All 7 nominations found valid during scrutiny for Anantnag Parliamentary constituency|
|Anantnag, March 27, (Scoop News)- The nomination papers of the candidates who filed their nominations for the 3-Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency were found valid during scrutiny. The Returning officer, Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah scrutinized the nomination papers in presence of 5 election observers, including Navdeep Rinwa, Sahab Singh, Om Narayan Singh, Pramod Kumar Gupta and Mahendra Pratap.
The candidates and representatives of some candidates were also present during the process.
Ghulam Ahmad Mir of INC-NC (joint candidate), Mufti Tassaduq of PDP, Sanjay Kumar Dhar of Rashtriya Samajwadi Party (S), Ghulam Mohammad Wani of All J&K Kissan Mazdoor Party, and Independent candid...|
|Div Com notifies stamp duty rates for 2017-18|
|Srinagar, March 27, (Scoop News)- To fix the stamp duty rates for financial year 2017-18 in Kashmir division under provisions of J&K Preparation & Revision of Market Value Guidelines rules, a review meeting was convened by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, here today.
Additional Inspector General Registration, ADC & Director Land Records, Survey & Research, ADC Srinagar, DC Stamps, AC Central, Chief Town Planner, SE Circular Road Projects and other concerned attended the meeting, while as Deputy Commissioners of valley districts including Kargil participated in the meeting via video conferencing.
The meeting discussed fixation of stamp duty ...|
|“The coming together of Congress and NC is a good omen for the people of J&K”: G N Monga|
Srinagar, March 27, (Scoop News)- Terming the BJP-PDP alliance as unholy and opportunist, J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) Vice President and MLC G N Monga today said that victory of Congress and National Conference (NC) candidates in the upcoming Parliament by-polls is a foregone conclusion.
In a statement issued to press here, he said, “The coming together of Congress and NC is a good omen for the people of Jammu and Kashmir as both parties are secular. The Congress party’s alliance with the NC is a sign of defeat for the unholy PDP-BJP alliance. Seeing writing on the wall, the PDP-BJP leaders are day by day becoming frustrated and are issuing statements against the Congress-NC...|
|Phase-I Hangul population census completed in Dachigam|
|Srinagar, March 27, (Scoop News)- The three-day Hangul Population Estimation in the Dachigam National Park concluded here today. Apart from the Wildlife field staff, many volunteers from NGO’s including Wildlife Conservation Fund (WCF), Wildlife SOS, JKMHC, WTI participated in the Hangul census orientation training programme followed by field census exercise. Kashmir University, SKUAST, Forest Protection Force, Forest Department, Research Scholars also participated in the exercise.
The census exercise was conducted on 24, 25 and 26 March, 2017. All the participants traversed designated areas in the National Park and collected data as per the data sheets provided to them. The ce...|
|PDP-BJP dividing J&K on regional, religious lines: Sagar |
| Srinagar, March 27, (Scoop News)- National Conference General Secretary Mr Ali Mohammed Sagar on Monday castigated the PDP-BJP dispensation for creating deep wedge between the regions and people belonging to various religions as per their political exigencies.
“While the BJP is pursuing its larger Hindutava agenda, the PDP is becoming a willing facilitator in terms of targeting innocent Kashmiris to appease New Delhi” Mr Sagar said while addressing workers at various places across the Srinagar city along with senior party leaders.
Mr Sagar criticized the PDP for undoing the mechanism of equal opportunities of progress to all the three regions of the state, ...|
|PK expresses concern over illegal immigration of Bangladeshis & Rohangyas in Jammu|
|"welcomes the Resolution passed by the UK Parliament"|
| Jammu, March 27, (Scoop News)- Panun Kashmir expressed serious concern over the issue of illegal immigration of Bangladeshis and Rohangyas in Jammu region. Addressing a press conference Prof. M.L.Raina, Chairman, Political Affairs Committee said that there is an imperative need to bring out a Report on the subject stating clearly as to how these illegal immigrations took place at all and who were responsible for their transportation and settlement in a sensitive border state. We urge the state government to urgently complete the process of having an in-depth study of the situation and also i...|