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Dy CM for cultural, intellectual engagement of youth
Jammu to get Writers Club soon: Priya Sethi
Jammu, July 20, (Scoop News)-Stressing on the importance of cultural and intellectual engagement of youth, Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh said involvement of children and youth in cultural activities helps in channelizing their energy towards a right perspective. The Deputy CM was speaking at the culminating day of four-day long “Celebrating Childhood” festival organised by Natrang at Abhinav Theatre, Jammu. During the programme, the Deputy CM felicitated two talented children from Jammu, Vrinda Gujral and Satyam Mehra, who proved their mettle in a talent show, Sabse Bada Kalakaar...

CUK, HKM Degree college holds Youth Summit-2017
Bandipore, July 20, (Scoop News)-In joint collaboration between Department of Students Welfare (DSW), Central University of Kashmir (CUK) and HKM Government Degree College Bandipore, Youth Summit-2017 was held at Degree College premises here. Speaking at the valedictory function, Central University of Kashmir (CUK) Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj-ud-Din advised the students to be upright in their dealings and always keep the fear of Almighty, obedience to parents and respect to elders as guiding light in their life. He informed the students to be ready to face the difficulties in life taking...

Hanjura reviews progress of MGNREGA, IAY schemes in Chrar-e-Sharif constituency
Srinagar, July 20, (Scoop News)-Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura today convened a meeting to review the progress of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) and various other schemes undertaken by Rural Development Department in Chari-Sharif Constituency. The meeting was attended by Director Rural Development Kashmir, ACD Budgam, DPO Budgam, Executive Engineer REW Budgam, and Block Development Officers of Chrar-e-Sharief, Chadoora, Surasyar, Nagam and Pakherpora. During the course of the meeting, it was given out that a total of 451 works are being executed under MGNREGA at an estimated cost of 5.90 crores in Chari-Sha...

Govt strengthening women SHGs to make them self reliant: Abdul Haq
Pulwama, , July 20, (Scoop News)-Minister for Rural Development Panchayat Raj, Law and Justice, Abdul Haq today said the government is committed to strengthen women Self Help Groups (SHGs) by providing every possible assistance to them aimed at eradicating rural poverty and to achieve overall development of rural economy. Minister said this while reviewing the functioning of State Rural Livelihood Mission (SRLM) in district Pulwama. He was accompanied by Minister of State Zahoor Ahmad Mir, MLA Pulwama Khalil Ahmad Bhand, MLA Tral Mushtaq Ahmad Shah, DC Pulwama GM Dar, Director RDD Gazanfar Hussain , Additional Mission Director JKSRLM, Ishfaq Ahmed, Additional Commissioner Development, b...

Naeem Akhtar tours Sonwar constituency
Directs expediting road, drain construction at Mulnar, Daara
Srinagar, July 20, (Scoop News)-Minister for Public Works, Naeem Akhtar, today held an extensive tour of Sonwar constituency, wherein he reviewed the construction of various developmental works. The Minister was accompanied by MLA Sonwar Mohammed Ashraf Mir, Chief Engineer PHE and I&FC and other concerned officials. During his visit to Gujjar Basti, Mulnar and Dachigam, the Minister said that the main road leading to this area would be macadamised soon. He appealed the people to cooperate in removing the encroachments so that the new road would be wide enough for plying of smooth traffic. Akhtar said that the good road would give a fillip to the local economy as the fruits and vegetab...

If Beef ban is fair in Gujrat etc. how is slaughtering animals a holy thing elsewhere? Er. Rasheed to Manohar Parikar
says we will provide you 50% discount if you purchase beef from J&K
Srinagar, July 20, (Scoop News)- Accusing BJP leadership of exploiting religious sentiments of Hindi community, AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Er. Rasheed has said that Manohar Parikar’s claim to import beef from Karnataka and western countries has exposed Sang Parivar’s hypocrisy and real face. While addressing a public meeting at Panzgam Kupwara today Er. Rasheed said “ Those killing Muslims in the name of Cows need to answer that if cows are holy only at places where BJP and Sang Parivar deems them so? If cow is holy in Gujrat how is slaughtering animals fair in Karnataka or any other part of world. Manohar Parikar’s proposal to import beef in Gawa is ample proof to conclude that ...

Education Deptt to conserve 19th century houses of Anwar Shah Kashmiri, Ghulam Ahmad Ashai
Altaf Bukhari reviews modalities
Srinagar, July 19, (Scoop News)- Recognizing the literary contribution of Moulana Anwar Shah Kashmiri (1875-1933)-- the renowned Islamic scholar and son of the soil, Department of School Education has decided to preserve Late Alama’s around 150-year-old residential house through retrofitting under the Department’s heritage conservation programme. The Education Department has also decided to go for conservation of 19th Century building blocks housing Government Girls Secondary School at Ashai Kocha, Fateh Kadal Srinagar. A high level meeting in this regard was chaired by Minister for Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari at his private office here today. Besides Farooq Ahmad, the grand...

Abdul Haq dismayed over unimpressive performance under MGNREGA in Pulwama
Pulwama , July 19, (Scoop News)- Expressing dismay over mediocre performance in implementation of MGNREGA in Pulwama, the Minister for Rural Development, Abdul Haq today took a serious note of fewer man-days generated in the district. He has ordered initiation of action against the non-performing officers in the district. Speaking at a meeting convened here to review the status of implementation of various schemes in the Rural Development sector, the Minister asked the officers to ensure transparency in the department and keep public informed about the decisions taken at village level. He said every citizen should be aware of the activities of the department and it is duty of the field st...

JK Secretariat Employees to hold protest on July 21
Srinagar, July 19, (Scoop News)- An emergency meeting of Civil Secretariat Coordination Committee was held on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Ghulam Rasool Mir and discussed various important issues concerning to employees. Among others, Mr. Maqbool Hussain, President Lower Grade Employees Association also participated During the course of discussion, the following issues were focused pending since long as no headway has been made so far by the authorities. Detachment of attached staff is being ignored as the directions of Chief Minister & decisions of Cabinet are not being fo...

Veeri for institutional asset creation in JK
Inaugurates Revenue Complex Budgam
Budgam, July 19, (Scoop News)- Minister for Revenue, Relief, Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Disaster Management, Abdul Rehman Veeri, today stressed on the need for institutional asset creation for the sustainable Development of the State. He was speaking at the inauguration of Revenue Complex Budgam here. Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura was also present on the present. The mega Revenue complex constructed at a cost of over Rs 3 crore will house Tehsil office, Record room, Judicial lockup and other related offices. Stating that Revenue Department is considered a...

Visiting PCI team interacts with media-persons at Baramulla
Baramulla, July 19, (Scoop News)- The three-member team of Press Council of India (PCI) led by Mr S N Sinha held extensive deliberations with the media-persons here today. Around 50 media-persons from North Kashmir representing print, electronic and digital media organizations in Baramulla, Kupwara and Bandipora districts attended the meeting and briefed the visiting PCI team about their issues. Deputy Director Information (PR) Kashmir, Mr Farooq Ahmad Baba, District Information Officers of Baramulla, Kupwara and Bandipora and Administrative Officer Directorate of Information & Publi...

Prof Amitabh Mattoo's role in Indo-Australian knowledge partnership hailed
Adam Gilchrist impressed with performance of JK CM's Women's Cricket team
Srinagar, July 18, (Scoop News)- Australian Government has appreciated the role of Advisor to Chief Minister, Prof Amitabh Mattoo for his contribution in the field of education and appreciated his role in building important knowledge partnerships between India and Australia. In a letter of appreciation from the Department of Education and Training, Australian Government, Dr Amanda Day, Counselor, Education and Research has thanked Prof Amitabh Mattoo for his support and his close coordination during the recent visit of Mr Adam Gilchrist to India. Last month, Women's cricket team from Jammu and Kashmir played an exhibition match at Australian High Commission grounds and importance of thi...

Governor reviews arrangements relating to pilgrims injured and killed during Amarnathji Yatra
Srinagar, , July 18, (Scoop News)- Governor N.N. Vohra, Chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), reviewed with Sh. Umang Narula, CEO of the Board issues relating to pilgrims injured or killed since the beginning of the Yatra. CEO informed Chairman that during 29th June - 16th July, 19 pilgrims had died due to medical reasons and 20 pilgrims had been killed in accidents. And recently, on 10th July, 8 pilgrims had been killed in a terrorist attack on the bus in which they were travelling. CEO stated that, in view of the circumstances leading to the killing of pilgrims in this terror attack, a conscious decision had been taken to enhance the scale of ex-gratia relief paid to the...

Mehbooba speaks to Union Agri Minister
Requests him to look into problems of Valley’s MVSC aspirants
Srinagar, July 18, (Scoop News)-Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today spoke to the union Minister for Agriculture, Radha Mohan Singh and brought the difficulties of around 60 BVSC pass outs from Kashmir Valley into his notice whose candidature for MVSC in different universities across the country is not being accepted without Post Doctoral Certificate. The Chief Minister requested the union Minister to look into the difficulties of these students, who could not get the said certificate due to disturbance in academic calendar last year in the Valley. The union Minister assured the Chief Min...

Kohli attends 125th Urs at Darbar –e-Aalia Younusia
Prayed for peace and prosperity of the state
Kupwara,July 18, (Scoop News)-Minister for Animal, Sheep and Fisheries, Abdul Gani Kohli today attended the 125th Urs-e-Mubarak at Durbar –e-Aalia Younusia at Awoora Kupwara and prayed for peace and prosperity in the state. The Minister also reviewed the arrangements put in place by the district administration for the visiting pilgrims. The Minister was informed that all necessary arrangements have been put in place for the visitors. While interacting with the visitors, the Minister said that the land of Kashmir is known as the land of Sufis and saints who throughout their lives have preached love, peace and humanity. He said the best tribute to these saints should be if we follow thei...

Oath ceremony for newly enrolled Advocates held
Srinagar, July 18, (Scoop News)-State Judicial Academy today organized oath ceremony for newly enrolled Advocates of Kashmir province at State Judicial Academy (SJA) here. The proceedings were conducted by SJA Director, Abdul Rashid Malik who welcomed Justice Janak Raj Kotwal and Advocates and spoke about the need for oath ceremony for the Advocates. Justice Janak Raj Kotwal, Member Committee of State Judicial Academy, administered oath to the Advocates. Advocates subscribed to the oath and received absolute Advocates’ Licenses after the oath ceremony. In his address, Justice Janak Raj Kotwal said the knowledge of law, commitment to the ideals of the profession, honesty and dedication ...

Day-2: PCI Panel continues deliberations with media-persons, officials
Interact with DIPR, DDK, Radio Kashmir, AIR officials, Editors of Small & Medium Newspapers
Srinagar, July 18, (Scoop News)-The three-member panel of Press Council of India (PCI) led by Mr S N Sinha today discussed various issues pertaining to the media in Jammu and Kashmir with the officers of Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR). The members of the visiting PCI Sub-Committee include Mr C K Nayak, Dr Suman Gupta and Mr Naveen Joshi. Director Information, Mr Muneer-ul-Islam apprised the PCI panel in detail about the functioning of DIPR and the steps being taken by the State Government to facilitate smooth functioning and growth of the media organizations and working journalists in J&K. The PCI panel asked DIPR to further strengthen the amenities available to ...

Sports activities will harness positivity among JK youth: Imran Ansari
Young talent future of our society: Sunil Sharma
Srinagar, July 18, (Scoop News)-Minister for Youth Services and Sports, Information Technology and Technical Education, Molvi Imran Raza Ansari, today said that Jammu and Kashmir has a rich history of sports and Government would do every bit to provide all facilities to the budding talent. The Minister was speaking during the inaugural session of a Seminar-cum-Workshop for pioneering programme of Mission XI Million for the FIFA U-17 World Cup at Indoor Stadium here. Minister of State for Youth Services and Sports, Sunil Kumar Sharma was also present on the occasion. The Minister said that Government is keen to spot local talent and hone their skills which will match the national and in...

Applications invited from ST students for Post-Matric Scholarships
Srinagar, July 18, (Scoop News)-According to the Director Tribal Affairs Jammu and Kashmir, fresh applications are invited for grant of Post Matric Scholarships for the year 2017-18 by Directorate of Tribal Affairs to Schedule Tribe students. The Director said that scholarship scheme is valid for ST students who are pursuing their studies in different Government/Private recognized Educational Institutions within and outside the State. The interested students are informed to contact Deputy Director Tribal Affairs Jammu on 0191-2472734 or Deputy Director Tribal Affairs Kashmir Division (including Leh/Kargil) on 0191-2479954 for further details. . ...

J&K bags best award in 'Adventure Tourism Destination' category at Chennai
Chennai, July 17, (Scoop News)- The J&K Tourism Department has received the prestigious award in the category of 'Best Adventure Tourism Destination and Eco-Tourism Destination' at a 3-Day event organized by Indian International Travel Mart, Chennai . Deputy Director Tourism (Publicity) Peerzada Zahoor who was representing the J&K State received the award. During the Travel Mart, J&K stall which was beautifully decorated attracted huge visitors mostly locals and travel agents. Over the past three years, the Department Of Tourism has been trying to tap the South Indian market. Many travel agents from the J&K State also participated in the Travel Mart who informed the visitors about the ...

86 MLAs cast vote for Presidential poll
Srinagar, July 17, (Scoop News)-The polling for election to the office of President of India started here today at 10 am under the supervision of Chief Electoral Officer, Jammu and Kashmir, Mr Shaleen Kabra, and Election Observers from Election Commission of India. Assistant Returning Officers and Authorized Agents of the contesting Presidential election candidates were also present during the election process. Polling was conducted smoothly throughout the day and till the time of the conclusion of polling 86 MLAs out of the total 87cast their votes. ...

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