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Kashmir Sikh Sangat holds 17th annual convention
Speaker highlights contribution of sikh community in development of nation
Jammu, February 24, (Scoop News)- Appreciating the role of Sikh Community in the development and progress of the Country, Speaker Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta said that government would take all requisite steps to ensure equal opportunities for the socio-economic empowerment of the community. Mr. Kavinder Gupta was speaking at the 17th annual convention of Kashmir Sikh Sangat here today. MLC, Charanjeet Singh Khalsa was the guest of honour on the occasion. Speaker said that the contributions of Sikhs are written with golden words in the history and their role in progress of the country is commendable. He said that soon a chair in the name of Guru Gobind Singh ji would be set u...

Empowerment of woman is commitment of coalition govt: Priya
Jammu, February 24, (Scoop News)- Reiterating that the coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir is committed for the empowerment of women through their social and economic upliftment, Minister of State for Education & Tourism, Priya Sethi, said that a number of schemes have been launched during the last over two years for their benefits. Priya Sethi said this while interacting with the female students of Tailoring & Cutting courses in a government run Centre in Old city. She said that the present government of PDP-BJP coalition is in power for the last over two years now and various schemes initiated by it have been designed with the sole objective of making women socially and economica...

Lamp Lighting and Oath Taking Ceremony of 1st batch of Nursing College students
Governor for developing SMVDCoN as centre of excellence in nursing education
Kakryal, February 24, (Scoop News)-The Lamp Lighting and Oath Taking Ceremony of the 1st batch of B. Sc. Nursing students of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi College of Nursing (SMVDCoN), Kakryal, was held here today. Governor N. N. Vohra, Chairman of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, was the Chief Guest. Mrs. Usha Vohra, First Lady; Dr. S. S. Bloeria, Dr. Ashok Bhan, Shri H. L. Maini and Maj. Gen. (Retd) Shiv Kumar Sharma, Board Members; Prof. Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University and Dr. M. K. Bhandari, Commissioner, Health and Medical Education were present on the...

Governor and First Lady attend 9th Tribal Youth Exchange Programme at Raj Bhavan
Jammu, February 24, (Scoop News)- Governor N.N. Vohra and First Lady Mrs. Usha Vohra attended the 9th Tribal Youth Exchange Programme organized by the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Jammu & Kashmir, at the Raj Bhavan here today. Highlighting the importance of Tribal Youth Exchange Programmes, Governor observed that they are valuable for promoting understandings among people belonging to different religious and cultures and enable the youth from tribal communities to understand the rich cultural and linguistic diversity which exists in our country. Supported by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, this programme has the objective of enabling youth from the naxalite affected states to...

Governor visits Sri Ranbir Multi Lateral (SRML) Model Higher Secondary School
inaugurates Herbal Garden
Jammu, February 23, (Scoop News)- Governor N.N. Vohra visited Sri Ranbir Multi Lateral Model (SRML) Higher Secondary School, Jammu, here today and inaugurated the School’s Herbal Garden. Governor lauded the valued contributions made by the truly historical over a well century old SRML Model School for promoting education in the State. It was established in 1872 by Maharaja Ranbir Singh ji. Accompanied by Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, Education Minister, Smt. Priya Sethi, Minister of State for Education, Shri Shaleen Kabra, Principal Secretary, School Education, Ms. Shafqat Chib, Principal of the School, the Governor took a round of the School. He visited two Smart Classes where i...

Kashmir BJP, greets people on Mahashivratri
“Hairth an important part of Kashmiryat, denotes historical bonds of love”
Srinagar,February 23, (Scoop News)- The Bharatiya Janata Party Member National Council & President Srinagar Kashmir Fayaz Ahmad Bhat has greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Mahashivratri, which is celebrated by Kashmiri Pandits as Hairath. In his message, Fayaz Ahmad Bhat said that this festival symbolizes the values of piety, devotion, brotherhood and harmony, which are the hallmark of our glorious cultural ethos. Wishing the people a happy Mahashivratri, he referred to the tradition of the people of Jammu and Kashmir of celebrating such occasions in amity and brotherhood. He expressed the hope that this trait will get further strengthened with the passage of ...

Tata Consultancy Services conduct job interviews under project ‘Udaan’
Pulwama, February 23, (Scoop News)- To provide job opportunities to the educated youths Army collaborated with the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) for job interviews under project ‘Udaan’ on Thursday at Awantipora. A huge turnout of youths from Pulwama, Budgam, Anantnag, Shopian, Ganderbal and Kulgam districts gathered to avail this opportunity. Telephonic interviews of Approx 70 graduates were conducted by the representatives of TCS for which the administrative support was provided by the Army. Candidates selected will undergo training at Kolkata and then be provided employment in various sectors ranging from IT, Software technology, marketing, etc through TCS. Candidates will be pa...

DUJ condemns attacks on media, teachers, students in DU
New Delhi, February 23, (Scoop News)-The Delhi Union of Journalists expresses its anger and anguish at the attacks on journalists, teachers and students on the Delhi University campus yesterday. There were several assaults on journalists covering the disturbances, by protesters as well as police who did not wear nametags. Phones were snatched, cameras grabbed and photographic evidence of the violence was destroyed. The list of those journalists assaulted is long. Times of India correspondent Somreet Bhattacharya and photographer Anindya Chattopadhyay were beaten up. Quint reporter Taruni Kumar has given a videoed statement of how ABVP women hit her, grabbed her phone, pulled he...

Wide-ranging initiatives on for development of rural, far flung areas: Dy CM
Jammu, February 22, (Scoop News)-Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today said the Government has undertaken a massive programme for ensuring sustained development of far flung and rural areas. Maintaining that the instructions have already been passed down the line to make sure that the time bound completion of these initiatives is ensured. The Deputy CM was addressing a huge gathering at Lakhri after paying obeisance at Sukrala Devi Temple (Billawar) in his Constituency. While highlighting the achievements of the present government the Deputy Chief Minister said that the Government has sanctioned and started works worth Rs 300 crore in Billawar and fifty per cent of them have been ...

AIP Welcomes guest control order
Asks Govt. to cut down huge expenses of Ministers and bureaucrats
Srinagar, February 22, (Scoop News)- AIP Supremo and MLA Langate, Er. Rasheed has termed the issuing of guest control order a welcome move and added that the move should have been made much earlier to bring civic sense and to stop wastage of money and other commodities on weddings and other social functions. ] In a Statement issued today Er. Rasheed said “Though there is no dearth of people in the society who do perform social and religious functions with simplicity, but wastage of money for marriages and other functions had become an unavoidable tradition and those who could not afford such huge expenses had to go to any extent to organize such ceremonies. The Administration must ...

Schools best places to engender moral education among students: Zulfkar Ali
Says onus lies on parents, teachers to inculcate ethical values among children
Jammu, February 22, (Scoop News)- Minister for Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Affairs Choudhary Zulfkar Ali today said that inculcating moral values among children is important, and for it onus primarily lies on the parents and teachers. The Minister said this during the annual day function of New Era Environmental High School, held here at Police Auditorium. MLA, Rajesh Gupta was also present on the occasion. The Minister said parents are the first school for a child, and main grooming starts from the lap of the mother. He said children are same everywhere, however, it is their upbringing that distinguishes one from another. Mr. Zulfkar Ali requested parents to invest some time in i...

Basharat Bukhari for conducting horticulture census, increasing produce
Jammu, February 22, (Scoop News)- The Minister for Horticulture Syed Basharat Bukhari directed the officers to conduct the Horticulture census on the fast track basis so that the necessary measures can be initiated for ensuring that the lacunae if any are addressed and the produce which contributes immensely to the state economy can be substantially increased. The Minister was addressing a review meeting convened to discuss various issues of the horticulture department. Vice Chairman Horticulture Development Board (HDB) Mr. Nizam–ud-Din Bhat, Financial Commissioner Revenue, Mr Lokesh Jha, Commissioner/Secretary General Administration Department Mr Khurshid...

Abdul Haq inaugurates national seminar on Lifelong Learning, Sustainable Rural development
Jammu, February 22, (Scoop News)- Minister for Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Abdul Haq today said that to achieve tangible targets in rural development, commitment, defined vision and goals are necessary. The Minister was speaking at the inaugural function of the two day national seminar on Lifelong Learning and Sustainable Rural Development organized by Department of Lifelong Learning, University of Jammu, here today. The Minister said by organizing such seminars and introducing courses related to rural development in university curriculum plays a vital role for the development of rural areas. The Minister said the Govt is not only taking rural development as ...

JK State Commission for Women organizes awareness camp at Rajouri
Rajouri, February 22, (Scoop News)- To make the women aware of their constitutional rights and also to mitigate the problems faced by them in the society the Jammu and Kashmir State Commission for Women today organized awareness programme at Degree College Rajouri where its Chairperson Nayeema Ahmad Mehjoor was the chief guest and Aijaz Abdullah secretary state commission for the women was the guest of honour. Speaking on the occasion, the Chairperson said that Commission has the mandate to monitor all matters relating to constitutional and legal safeguards provided for women. Underscoring the need for realising the position of women in the society the chairperson asked the women present...

Own the report of Yashwant Sinha and his team and their emphasis on dialogue: Vakil to Modi
Jammu, February 22, (Scoop News)- Calling upon the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to own the recently released report and their emphasis on dialogue with different stake holders of the team of concerned citizens of India headed by former Foreign Minister Yashwant Sinha, former Minister Abdul Gani Vakil said joint separatist leadership has granted a golden opportunity to Narendra Modi Government by talking to Yashwant Sinha led team and it is now for the Modi Government to seize the opportunity by starting direct talks with the joint separatist leadership and other stake holders in Jammu and Kashmir. Vakil, in a statement issued on Sunday, warned that any attempt to delay in the initiation of ...

Dy CM calls on PM
Discusses JK’s developmental issues, political scenario
New Delhi, February 08, (Scoop News)- Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh called on the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi here today and discussed the issues related to development activities and prevailing political scenario in Jammu and Kashmir. Senior BJP leader Ms Mamta Singh also accompanied the Deputy Chief Minister. Dr Singh gave detailed brief to the Prime Minister about the development activities going on in Jammu and Kashmir, especially those undertaken under the Prime Minister’s Rs 80000 crore package, aimed at bringing about a discernible change on ground in terms of infrast...

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