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Baig reviews Centrally-Sponsored Schemes under implementation in Kupwara
'Bring elected legislators on board before executing developmental works'
Kupwara,August 18, (Scoop News)- Member Parliament and Chairman, District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DISHA), Kupwara, Muzaffar Hussein Baig today reviewed developmental works taken under Action Plan 2016-2017 in the district. Mr Baig, who represents Baramulla/Kupwara constituency in the Lok Sabha chaired a review meeting of DISHA partners and implementing agencies to review the progress under Action Plan in Kupwara during second meeting of DISHA. The meeting reviewed physical and financial scenario of schemes such as MG NAREGA, PMGSY, CRF, SSA, RMSA, D...

CEOs of IQuasar, Engineers Zone deliver lectures at IUST
Awantipora, August 18, (Scoop News)- As a part of series of sessions to provide career planning and placement opportunities to its students, Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST), Awantipora, organised Special Career Counselling Sessions on Thursday. Chief Executive Officer, iQuasar, USA, Tahir Qazi and Chief Executive Officer, Engineers Zone, New Delhi, Irfan Ali, were the experts for the events. The CEOs delivered comprehensive lectures on entrepreneurship development, project startup and GATE/CAT awareness across the J&K state in general and Kashmir Valley in particular to the students of School of Business Studies and the School of Technology. Speaking on...

Govt committed to tap full potential of Horticulture sector: Basharat Bukhari
2730 soil samples collected from 1950 orchards to generate Soil Health Cards
Srinagar,August 18, (Scoop News)- Almost a century ago, Sir Walter Lawrence, then European settlement commissioner wrote Kashmir is the country of fruits, and perhaps no country has greater facilities for horticulture, as indigenous apple, pear, vine, mulberry, walnut, hazel, peach, apricot, raspberry, gooseberry, currant, and strawberry can be obtained without difficulty in most parts of the valley. To prove it right even today, Government has initiated several steps for tapping the potential of horticulture industry of the State by initiating innovative steps on modern scientific lines to improve plant health and soil health besides, conducting live demonstration awareness camps to collec...

Altaf Bukhari reviews progress of Education Deptt’s heritage conservation prog
Srinagar,August 18, (Scoop News)- Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today convened a meeting to review conservation, retrofitting and upgradation of two educational heritage buildings under the Department’s heritage conservation programme. During the meeting, Conservation Architect Ms Gurmeet Rai and CEO CUBE, IIT (Madras) Major General Padmanaban gave a detailed presentation about conservation of the two monuments of education: Moulana Anwar Shah Kashmiri’s 150-year-old residential house at Lolab Kupwara and 19th century building blocks housing Government Girls’ Secondary School at Ashai Kocha, Fateh Kadal Srinagar. The conservation and retrofitting ...

14 employees suspended for absence from duty in Pulwama
Pulwama, August 18, (Scoop News)- On the directions of District Development Commissioner Pulwama, Assistant Commissioner Revenue (ACR) Pulwama today conducted a surprise inspection of DIC and Electric Division offices in the district. During the inspection, the ACR found 9 officials of DIC Pulwama and 5 employees of electric Division Pulwama unauthorizedly absent from their duties. Taking a serious note of the absence of the employees, the DDC Pulwama placed the absentee employees under suspension with immediate effect. ...

Dr. Farooq, Omar Abdullah reiterate party's stand on Article 35-A
Srinagar, August 18, (Scoop News)- Senior Leader and Former Union Minister, Yashwant Sinha on Wednesday and Thursday called on National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Working President Mr. Omar Abdullah resepectively in Srinagar. In both meetings Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah reiterated the party's stand that open-ended and comprehensive dialogue is the only way forward to ensure peace and reconciliation in the State and also reiterated the party's stand on Article 35-A and the State's Special Status. Party General Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar, Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, Senior leaders Mohammad Shafi Uri, Chowdhary Mohammad Ramzaan and Muhammad A...

History bears witness to Sher-e-Kashmir's heroic struggle and selfless sacrifices:NC
Srinagar, August 18, (Scoop News)- National Conference on Thursday said Ex-MLA Ali Muhammad Shah Geelani should introspect and stop selling the blood of thousands of Kashmiri youth to curry favours from the current political dispensation as interim relief in the current investigation into questionable and unaccounted financial dealings by his kith and kin – some of whom have been given custom-made, plump postings by the PDP-BJP Government as a price for his silence and biased anti-NC posturing. In a joint official statement issued from NC Head Office ‘Nawa-e-Subha’ in Srinagar, NC leaders General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar, Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, State Spokesperson ...

Budgam Police organises Sports festival-U19
Srinagar, August 18, (Scoop News)-In order to promote the sports culture and to provide opportunity to the youth to show their talent, Budgam police organised a Mega Sports Festival U-19 which was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner Budgam Shri Mohammad Harun Malik and C.O CRPF 43 Bn Shri Vinod Karthak at Sports Stadium, Budgam, today. Various events like Cricket, Volley Ball, Football, Wushu, Kabbdi, tug of war and race etc will be played during the festival. A large number of students are participating in this mega event. In this Mega Sports Festival, 32 teams for cricket, 16 teams for Football, 08 teams each for Volleyball and Kabadi are participating. During the inaugural ceremony o...

Apiary can generate 50000 jobs in JK: Hanjura
Srinagar, August 18, (Scoop News)-Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura today said that Apiary (beekeeping) can become a vibrant source of employment and income-generation in the State and has a potential of generating around 50,000 jobs. The Minister was speaking after inaugurating 2-day exhibition cum honey trade mela organized by SKUAST (K) on the ‘World Honey Bee Day’ observed to build community awareness of the bee industry, through education and promotion. Hanjura said that by adopting new technological interventions in this sector and by creating awareness among farmers, the beekeeping sector can play an important role in addressing unemployment iss...

103 Constables of Police Telecom promoted
IGP Sunil Kumar has congratulates
Srinagar, August 17, (Scoop News)- Inspector General of Police, Telecom J&K Sh. Sunil Kumar has promoted 103 constables of the Wing to the rank of selection grade constables. Orders in this regard have been issued after the Departmental Promotion Committee under the chairmanship of the IGP with its members Sh. Hilal Ahmad Shah, DPT J&K and Sh. Manzoor Ahmad Shorie, SSP Telecom cleared them for promotion to next rank. IGP, Sh. Sunil Kumar has congratulated the promoted personnel and their families. He has expressed hope that the personnel will strive to work with same zeal and dedication in future. ...

State Cricket Academy T-20 Championship
BCC Reds down Blues to enter district Bandipora finals
Srinagar, August 17, (Scoop News)-Two semi-finals were played Thursday in the district Bandipora leg of State Cricket Academy T-20 Championship. The first semi-final of the day between BCC Reds and BCC Blues was won comprehensively by the former, beating their opponents by six wickets in what turned out to be a lopsided encounter. Batting first, Blues limped to 120 for the loss of nine wickets in the allotted 20 over’s. BCC Reds consumed just 11.3 overs to scale down the target, losing just four wickets and confirmed their place in the finals. Ishtiyaq Ahmad was chosen man of the match for his match winning 71 and taking brace of wickets. The sec...

Mir Zahoor urges youth to participate actively in sports activities
Interacts with JK Tai Boxing team
Srinagar, August 17, (Scoop News)- Minister of State for Forest, Environment, Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries and Cooperative, Mir Zahoor Ahmad held an interaction with J&K Tai Boxing players here today. The Minister, who is also Honorary President of J&K Tai Boxing congratulated the players for bagging one each Gold and Bronze medals in Ist South Asian Championship which was held at Kanyakumari from 4th to 6th August 2017. The Championship was organized by the Tai Boxing India Federation under the aegis of World Tai Boxing Federation. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister urged the youth to participate vigorously in the sports activities. Terming sports an important...

Words are not enough but Prime Minister will have to take some bold initiatives to release the detained youth and stop fiddling with Article35A and Article 370: Vakil to PM
Srinagar,August 17, (Scoop News)- Reacting to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s message to Kashmiri youth “Na Goli se, Na Gaali Sey, Samasiya hal hogi Kashmir ko Gale Lagane sey” Forme Minister Abdul Gani Vakil sought assurances from Prime Minister on Article 35A and Article 370 challenged in two different petitions in Supreme Court and release of innocent youth detained on charges of involvement in stone pelting. He asked the Prime Minister Modi to replace his words “Na goli sey, Na gali sey samasiya hal hogi Kashmir ko galay laganay sey" with words “Na Chaidkhani sey, na jail barney sey, samasiya hal ho gi Khasoosi baat karne sey". Saying that invitation to Kashmiri youth to join ...

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...

Abdul Haq reviews preparations for Solid Waste Management in rural areas
Govt to adopt decentralized process of disposing waste
Srinagar, August 16, (Scoop News)-Minister for Rural Development Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice, Abdul Haq today reviewed the preparations of waste Management in rural areas at a joint meeting of the Rural Sanitation, Rural Development Department and National Rural Livelihood Mission at Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Centre. The meeting was attended by Director Rural Development Kashmir Gazanfar Ali, Director Rural Development Jammu RK Bhat, Director Rural Sanitation Abdul Rehman Gasi, Mission Director SRLM Javid Bakshi, Additional Mission Director Ishfaq Ahmad and ACDs of various districts. During the meeting minister stressed on the officers to expedite the process of identi...

Critical care ambulances to be deployed in JK hospitals soon
House panel discusses health infrastructure in State hospitals
Srinagar, August 16, (Scoop News)-A meeting of the Committee on Estimates of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly was held here today under the Chairmanship of MLA Mohammad Ashraf Mir to review the functioning of Health and Medical Education Department. Threadbare discussions were held on the establishment of trauma centres, deployment of emergency medical staff and critical care ambulances along Jammu-Srinagar National Highway to avoid human losses due to road accidents. Legislators, Mubarak Gul, Abdul Majeed Padder, Yawar Ahmad Mir, R.S. Pathania, and Dr. Shenaz Ganai were also present in the meeting. The Committee members stressed on early deployment of critical care ambulances in...

Bali Bhagat calls on Union Minister for AYUSH
Discusses opening of Ayurvedic, Unani Colleges in JK
New Delhi,August 02, (Scoop News)-Minister for Health & Medical Education Bali Bhagat today called on Union Minister for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik to discuss opening of Ayurvedic and Unani Colleges in J&K. The meeting was also attended by Principal Secretary Health & Medical Education Dr Pawan Kotwal, Secretary Technical & Director General, ISM J&K Dr Abdul Kabir Dar, Director (P&S) H&ME H L Bhagat and other officers. A wide range of issues pertaining to development of Indian Systems of Medicine & Homeopathy (AYUSH) in Jammu & Kashmir came under discussion which included starting of Government Ayurvedic Medical College at Jammu and taking of batch of BAMS from the current session throug...

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