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National conference on fungal biology concludes in JU
collaborative approach with for research on fungal biology need of the hour
Jammu, November 18, (Scoop News)-The three day National Conference on Fungal Biology: Recent Trends and Future Prospects & 44th Annual Meeting of Mycological Society of India organized by the Department of Botany, University of Jammu, Jammu concluded here today. On the occasion, Prof. T. N Lakhanpal, one of the renowned mycologists of the country and Prof Emeritus, was the chief guest while Prof. Keshav Sharma, Dean Academic Affairs, University of Jammu, Jammu was the Guest of Honour. Prof N S Atri Chief editor Kavaka Journal and Prof N. Raaman, Screatry, MSI represented the Mycological Society of India. In his valedictory address, Prof Lakhanpal spoke at length about the pre...

Cricket fever in the valley
Srinagar, November 18, (Scoop News)- In our country, cricket is not just a game but a way of life which runs through the veins of the youth. Kashmir valley is no different. Cricket connects the youth like nothing else does. It provides one of the best platforms to channelise the abundance of youth energy into constructive activities and prevents them from treading the wrong path. With this noble objective in view, Army organised a Cricket match for the local populace. The youth bubbling with energy and enthusiasm took great interest in the event. The match was played between Army team and Wuyan team. Army team won the toss and elected to bat first. Wuyan team displaying great skil...

Dy CM directs for holistic development of Jammu,
early completion of Tawi river front, MHS Park
Jammu, November 17, (Scoop News)-Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today directed the officers of Housing and Urban Development Department to ensure holistic development of Jammu city replete with all the basic facilities and modern amenities so that it comes up as one of the model cities of the country. “The Deputy Chief Minister said while speaking at the 79th meeting of the Board of Directors of Jammu Development Authority and 6th Governing Body Meeting of the State Urban Development agency (SUDA) here today. Minister of State for Housing & Urban Development Ms Asiea Naqash was also present at these meetings. The Deputy Chief Minister asked the Vice Chairman JDA to ...

PCI Chairman interacts with JK media students at Soochna Bhawan
Says Media's ‘credibility crisis’ it's biggest challenge
New Delhi, November 17, (Scoop News)-The Press Council of India (PCI) chairman Justice C K Prasad today asked the media students from various institutions of Jammu and Kashmir to make 'credibility' a benchmark of their profession and information dissemination. While interacting with the media students at Soochna Bhawan here, the PCI chief said "irresponsible" and "controlled" media don't contribute to the democratic set up of the country. He asked the students "if you ask me one of the important challenges faced by the media, my simple and straight forward answer will be it's credibility...

RBI Organizes one day workshop for Directors of RSETIs
Srinagar, November 17, (Scoop News)- Reserve Bank of India, Jammu organized one day workshop for the Directors of RSETIs functioning in the State of Jammu and Kashmir on November 17, 2017 at Srinagar. The Workshop was inaugurated by Shri A. K. Mattu, General Manager & Officer-in-Charge, RBI, Jammu and Kashmir. In his inaugural address, Shri Mattu highlighted that the present employment market in organized and unorganized sector had the limited potential to offer gainful employment to the growing population of employable youth emerging from degree and other training establishments / institutions every year. Therefore, there was a strong case and need to encourage the micro and small enter...

Govt constitutes panel to consolidate SROs
Jammu, November 17, (Scoop News)-The Government has constituted a committee to consolidate all the SROs issued by various departments on the same subject to avoid confusion and over-lapping. “The Committee will be headed by Mohammad Rafi Andrabi, Director Codes, Finance Department,” said an order issued by the Principal Secretary Finance, Mr Navin Kumar Choudhary. According to the order the members of the Committee include Mahesh Dass Sharma, Director Finance, Power Development Department, Tahir Hussain, Director Finance, Home Department and Showkat Hussain Mir, Joint Director Resources, Finance. ...

Chief Secretary reviews issues related to Gurez Valley
Jammu,November 17, (Scoop News)- Chief Secretary, B B Vyas Friday chaired a meeting here to review the status of important issues relating to the Gurez Valley. Principal Secretary, Finance Department, Principal Secretary, Health & Medical Education Department, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Commissioner/Secretary Public Works (R&B) Department and other senior officers attended the meeting. Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora, Chief Engineer, PDD (M&RE) Kashmir and other senior officers attended the meeting via video conferencing. Stock and supply position of essential commodities, status of health care facilities, electricity supply to Gurez valle...

Venkatesh Kumar, Samoon review RUSA works
RUSA utilizes Rs 132 cr on various components
Jammu,November 17, (Scoop News)- The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), lead by Member Project Approval Board RashtriyaUchchatar Shiksha Abhiya (RUSA), Prof B Venkatesh Kumar reviewed the and financial status of RUSA works. The meeting was attended by the Principal Secretary, Higher Education, Asgar Hassan Samoon, Vice Chancellor Kashmir University, Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi, Consultant RUSA, Nagpaul, Director RUSA MS Check, Registrars of Cluster Universities, representatives from Public Works Department, JKPCC, Principals of Colleges of the State and other concerned Officers. It was given out in the meeting that out of total released funds of Rs 189.07 crore, Rs 131.88 crore ...

CUK, Shama foundation holds symposium on ‘Status of Women in Civilized Society’
Speakers call for immediate cessation of atrocities against women
Srinagar, November 16, (Scoop News)-Central University of Kashmir (CUK), Registrar, Prof. M. Afzal Zargar today said the atrocities on women folk were being committed from times immemorial and there was dire need to check these in contemporary times. “In our history, many civilizations existed on this earth and the women have always been at the receiving end. They confronted several grave issues including domestic violence, dowry, sexual harassment, abortion of girl child, rapes, exploitation and other problems, which still persists and hence needs to be addressed and stopped forthwith,” Prof. M Afzal Zargar said during a symposium on ‘Status of Women in a Civilized Society’ organized by...

National Mission on Saffron to get extension: S K Nayak
Trail run at Spice Park starts today
Srinagar, November 16, (Scoop News)- Principal Secretary to Government, Agriculture Production Department J&K State, Sandeep Kumar Nayak (IAS) convened a meeting of agriculture officers in Civil Secretariat Srinagar on Thursday. The meeting will continue for three days in which all the districts of Kashmir division will participate. In the first meeting today Anantnag, Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam districts participated and reviewed their agricultural activates. Besides Principal Secretary to Government, Agriculture Production Department J&K State, Director Agriculture Kashmir Syed Altaf ...

KAS Officers Association welcomes appointment of Rubina Kousar as Director ICPS
Jammu, November 16, (Scoop News)- Jammu & Kashmir Administrative Services Officers Association has welcomed the posting of Ms Rubina Kousar, KAS as Mission Director ICPS, replacing HilalAhmad Bhat who had been appointed by the Social Welfare Department. “The Association feels that the move has not only lifted the morale of the KAS fraternity, but every such positive gesture from the Government will only make the officers more determined and motivated to work with rejuvenated fervor towards the welfare of the state and its people,” said a statement issued by Mr Waseem Raja, Publicity Secretary KAS Officers Association. He said the KAS cadre has been feeling marginalized by the recent ap...

Govt taking proactive measures to maximize intake for next session: Altaf Bukhari
Minister appreciates AICTE for introducing DBT mode
Jammu, November 16, (Scoop News)- Minister for Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today directed for taking proactive measures including sustained campaigning at school level, advance counselling of aspirants with regard to options of courses and choice of colleges to maximize admissions under Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) for J&K students. Chairing a high-level meeting to discuss and review the issues related to the ambitious scheme, the Minister asked the implementing agency All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Education Department to start the exercise well in advance and take the hunt for aspirants to remotest schools of the state. The M...

Governor laments the damage to Holy Shrine of “Khanqah-e-Moula”
Jammu, November 16, (Scoop News)- Governor N.N. Vohra has expressed sadness over the damage to the Holy Shrine of Khanqah-e-Moula in a fire incident on theWednesday night.He has urged the State Government and all other concerned authorities to see that no time is lost in restoring the Shrine to its pristine glory. Raj Bhavan Spokesperson stated that the Governor and First Lady had visited this historical Shrine of Mir Syed Ali Hamadani, the revered Sufi Saint, on many occasions. Mrs. Vohra has taken many pictures of this Shrine and sent them to varied quarters. Two of the pictures taken by her were released today. ...

Army,JKP organizes its first ever Cricket Premier League in Hajan
Srinagar, November 16, (Scoop News)- In order to provide an opportunity to the budding cricketers of the valley, Army in coordination with JKP organised its first ever Cricket Premier League in Hajan from 06 Nov 17 till 15 Nov 17. A total of 16 teams from Sonawari participated in the tournament. Finals were played between Team Hajan A and Team Behrabad. Hajan A scored a splendid 171 runs and went ahead to win the tournament by a whopping 102 runs. Rashid Ah Mir was adjudged the Man of the Match for taking 4 wickets and scoring 40 runs. Furkan Ahmed of Team Hajan B was awarded the Man of the series for scoring a total of 180 runs and taking 03 wickets in the league. Hajan Prem...

Babar Afzal, invited by Woodstock School, Mussoorie to engage with International Students on Pashmina
Mussoorie, November 16, (Scoop News)-Babar who left a cushy Silicon Valley career to highlight complex issues concerning pashmina eco-systems which include climate change leading to the displacement of nomadic and weaver communities, preserving the diminishing species of the delicate pashmina goats, fight against exploitation by traders and middle-men, prevention of demoralization and depression among artisans, and introduce healthcare and education in the community, build a strong case for a Make in India Luxury Product was a special guest invited to interacted with the students of Woodstock school, Mussoorie which is the oldest boarding school of Asia known for alumni like the founder o...

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