Monday, October 23, 2017
 
 Special Stories
Police Public meet held at Srigufwara
Srinagar, October 23, (Scoop News)- In continuation of its efforts to strengthen the police-public relations and to bring people nearer to the police in District Anantnag, a police public meeting was held by SHO Srigufwara at Police Station Srigufwara on the directions of SSP Anantnag Shri Altaf Ahmad Khan. A large number of prominent citizens, traders, Sarpanch, panchs, auqaf committees and religious preachers from Srigufwara, Saller and adjoining areas participated. The main objective of the meeting was to aware the general public about the recent incidents of alleged braid chopping and consequent law and order problems. The police sought cooperation from the public for the investi...

Notorious Drug Peddler held with Poppy Straw in Devsar
Srinagar, October 22, (Scoop News)- Continuing its campaign "War on Drugs" against drug menace district police Kulgam based on credible information regarding illicit drugs concealed by one notorious criminal established a special naka near village Pahloo under the supervision of SHO Police Station Devsar Inspector Tanveer Ahmad. During naka a notorious drug peddler namely Wasim Ahmad Wani son of Mohd Yousaf Wani resident of Pahloo was caught and in search five kilograms of poppy straw (Fuki) was recovered from his possession. He has also been involved in other anti-social activities previously. In this regard case was registered in Police Station Devsar and investigation taken up. ...

Bicentenary of Sir Syed’s Birth observed in Rajouri
Rajouri ,October 22, (Scoop News)-To commemorate the bicentenary of Sir Sayed Ahmed Khan’s birth, the founder of Aligarh Muslim University, J&k Alig Society in collaboration with Himalyan Education Mission Society Rajouri, today organised a function at Himalayan Education Mission Degree College. Members of Alig from various walks of life besides towering socio -educational activists of twin districts of Rajouri and Poonch were present on the occasion. Prof. Javed Masarat ,Vice Chancellor B.G.S.B.U was the chief guest while SSP Yougal Manhas and Farooq Muztar, founder patron of Himalyan Education Mission Society were guests of honour at the event. Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Javed M...

Slathia bats for adequate opportunities to youth in decision making
Vijaypur, October 22, (Scoop News)- Former minister and Sr State Vice President National Conference Mr Surjeet Singh Slathia on Sunday called for channelizing energies of youth towards positive pursuits, saying adequate opportunities were needed to be provided to them in decision making. “National Conference has all along provided a huge platform to participate in the decision making by getting politically empowered”, he said while welcoming over 60 young activists in the party fold. The youth mostly belonged to District Kathua who joined National Conference at a function held here. Mr Slathia hoped that joining of the public spirited and dedicated...

Cricket offers immense career opportunities: Slathia
Vijaypur, October 22, (Scoop News)- Gurha Slathia Cricket Club on Sunday defeated Vee Pee Eleven in the keenly contested Samba Cricket League Tournament in 19 overs of the 20 over one-day match. Vee Pee Eleven won the toss and elected to bat but finished at 100 runs in 13 overs. Chasing the target Gurah Slathi scored the winning hit in the 19th over. Pawan Singh was declared as Man of the Match while Lucky Manhas bagged the Man of Series title. In all 32 teams participated in the nearly one month long tournament which evoked keen interest among the cricket lovers and attracted thousands of people to watch each match. Congratulating the winners and runner up for their m...

Helicopter Service to start from Jammu to Doda, vice versa from Oct 24
Doda, October 22, (Scoop News)-Pawan Hans Helicopter Service is being started from Jammu to Doda and vice versa from 24 October, 2017 (Tuesday). The helicopter shall operate twice a week every Tuesday and Friday. Interested persons can get their tickets booked one day prior to the scheduled flight from Tehsil office Doda. The one way fare has been fixed at Rs 2500. The persons flying from Jammu to Doda can get tickets from the office of Deputy Director Tourism, Residency Road, Jammu, who is Nodal Officer for Pawan Hans Services. ...

Mehbooba condoles Ghulam Rasool Zaroo’s demise
Srinagar, October 22, (Scoop News)- Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has condoled the demise of well-known Kashmiri businessman, Haji Ghulam Rasool Zaroo, who passed away few days back in the national capital. The Chief Minister has hailed the contribution of the deceased in the promotion and popularisation of Kashmiri handicrafts globally. Mehbooba Mufti has prayed for peace to the departed soul and conveyed her sympathies to the bereaved family. ...

“Ishq Malangi” will be showcased in Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Festival: Mushtaq Kak
Jammu, October 22, (Scoop News)- “Amateur Theatre Group has been invited to showcase its most acclaimed and scintillating presentation “Ishq Malangi” by one of the largest theatre assemblies in the subcontinent, Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Festival in its 12th edition which is going to be held at Hyderabad in Telangana”, this was unveiled by Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee and Director ATG, Mushtaq Kak in a press conference, here today. The 10-day, multi-venue, multi-lingual festival this year will feature a host of the best plays from across the country and overseas. The Theatre Festival will feature some of the best productions from across the country and will host 150 artistes, playwrights a...

Governor lauds the initiatives taken by Chinar Corps to promote tourism
Srinagar, October 22, (Scoop News)-The water bodies of Kashmir offer breathtaking Shikara boat rides. The joy of smoothly gliding over the water with the crisp sound of paddle is indeed a feeling to be imbibed. To encourage the youth of Srinagar, a rolling trophy for Chinar Shikara Cup has been instituted from this year. Lt Gen JS Sandhu, Chinar Corps Commander flagged off the 5 Km Shikara Race during Srinagar Youth Mela which started from Lalit Jetti, had a turning point at historic Char Chinar and finished at SKICC Jetty. 70 Shikaras took part in the thrilling competition. Shri N N Vohra, Governor (J&K) gave away the prizes. Mr. Mohd Shafeeq Bugel and Mr.Adil Bashir Dar got the f...

Kulgam incident a result of land dispute: DM Kulgam “Miscreants to be booked”
Kulgam, October 21, (Scoop News)- District Magistrate Kulgam has said the altercation between a Pandit and a Muslim family in the area was a result a land dispute. The DM Kulgam visited the spot to assess the ground realities in order to initiate the necessary measures. "The scuffle took place over some piece of land between the two families and the incident wrongly represented in the social media," he said. The DM said that an FIR No. 182/2017 dated 19.10.17 has already been lodged and consequent arrests have been made. The DM has called on the concerned SP to speed up the investigation process and book the miscreants who have misrepresented the facts and tried to vi...

Dy Director NAI for technological upgradation for better archival preservation in JK
Srinagar, October 21, (Scoop News)- Deputy Director, National Archives of India (NAI), New Delhi, Dr Tassaduq Hussain today visited State Archives Repository at Lal Mandi here and apprised the attendance of new techniques introduced in the National Archives of India in the fields of archival management, appraisal of records, weeding out of records and digitization of records using microfilming. The Dy. Director assured that the National Museum will provide all possible financial assistance to the Department of Archives for development of archives repositories in the state. Pertinently, financial aid for the State has been raised from Rs. 10 lac to Rs. 50 lac. Deputy...

Altaf Bukhari inaugurates sports festival 'Khizaan-e-Gulmarg 2017'
Gulmarg, October 21, (Scoop News)- With an aim to promote golf among the students, the Gulmarg Development Authority in collaboration with Directorate of School Education (Kashmir) today organized an education-sports festival "Khizaan-e-Gulmarg 2017" in Gulmarg. The festival witnessed participation of around 150 students from government schools and professional golfers from across Kashmir and was inaugurated by Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, who was the chief guest on the occasion. The day-long festival included various sports activities such as golf, cycling, marathon, painting competition, debate and motivational talks. Gandola ride for student...

Div Com reviews status of Boulevard road 4-lanning project
Srinagar, October 21, (Scoop News)- Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review the progress of four-lanning project of the Boulevard road. During the meeting, the Divisional Commissioner was informed that additional 40 kanals of land will come under the prestigious project which starts from Lake View Park to Shalimar. It was given out that the said a total of 253 kanals would come under the project. The Divisional Commissioner directed the R&B officials to submit fresh indent to the DC Srinagar with details of private and state land which would come under the expansion project. He directed DC Srinagar to conduct joi...

NAI assures assistance to JK for archiving of rare records
Srinagar, October 21, (Scoop News)- National Archives of India has assured to extend financial assistance and expertise to Jammu and Kashmir for archiving of records including rare scriptures. The assurance was given by Deputy Director National Archives of India, Dr Tassaduq Hussain, during his visit to State Archives Repository. On the request of Director Archives Archaeology and Museums J&K Government, Mohammad Shafi Zahid, the expert from NAI delivered a lecture wherein all the officers/officials were present. The speaker threw light on new techniques introduced in National Archives of India in the field of Archival Management, Appraisal of Records, Weeding out of Reco...

14 rumour mongers arrested in Srinagar for spreading rumours
and instigating people for stone pelting
Srinagar, October 21, (Scoop News)- Srinagar Police on Saturday arrested 14 persons for spreading rumours over braid chopping in Srinagar. They were instigating people for protests and stone pelting. 08 persons were arrested from Batamaloo area in Shaheed Gunj sub-division while 06 others were held from Noorbagh area of Maharaj Gunj subdivision of Srinagar city in different raids by the police. These miscreants were spreading rumours on braid chopping and were causing panic among the people. They were taking advantage of braid chopping incidents to instigate general public for protest and stone pelting. ...

NPP Supremo urges Indian PM to act fast to end anarchy in J&K
Jammu, October 21, (Scoop News)-Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party urged Shri Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India to act fast to end anarchy, lawlessness and unrest that has been ruling the Valley of Kashmir in the name of braid chopping incidents in the Valley. Prof.Bhim Singh cautioned Shri Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India that the people in the Valley of Kashmir have never given up their human character, respect for friendship and practice of hospitality even to the strangers. The latest situation created in the Valley of Kashmir has done more harm to the national interest than any other incidents that has taken place during past 67 years in any cor...

JKFFA remembers Hav Saroop Singh
Jammu, October 21, (Scoop News)-To remember Hav Saroop Singh, the Martyr who laid his life while fighting Chinese Aggression in 1962, the J&K Freedom Fighters Association (JKFFA) on Saturday organized a programme at Dogra Shaurya Sthal, Amphalla, here. The function was organized under the guidance of the President of the Association, Ved Gandotra. Highlighting the martyrdom of Hav Saroop Singh, members threw light over his life history and said that Hav. Saroop Singh fought the Chinese forces at Chushal Sector of Ladakh Region in J&K State, in 1962 War. The members said when the Indian forces fell short of ammunition, Saroop Singh asked his colleagues to leave the post and presente...

Rural youth to be partner in development process: Tak
Flags off batch of 55 trainees under Himayat
Kishtwar, October 20, (Scoop News)- Member Legislative Council Firdous Tak has said that the state government led by Chief Minister Ms. Mehbooba Mufti has laid special focous in making rural youth a partner in development process. Tak was speaking at a function where he flagged off a batch of trainees for skill training and assured employment under Himayat Scheme from Marwah area of this hilly district. The batch of 55 youth left Marwah to undergo skill training-domain in retail and IT at Surya Wires Pvt Ltd. at Raipur (Project Implementing Agencies). The agency will later consider these trainees for placement in its companies. This is for the first time that such large number of yout...

Vishwakarma day celebrated with religious fervour
PM Modi rebuilding India on trail of God Vishwakarma: Sat
Jammu, October 20, (Scoop News)- Vishwakarma Sabha, Gurah Bakshi Nagar celebrated Vishwakarma day with full cultural and religious enthusiasm at Vishwakarma Hall, Gurah Bakshi Nagar, Jammu. BJP State President & MLA Jammu West, Sat Sharma was the Chief Guest on the occasion.Number of social programs including a drama on the ill effects of drug abuse were organized in the function. While addressing the gathering, Sat Sharma felt gratitude towards the members of the Viswakarma Sabha for giving him the opportunity to pay his obeisance at the feet of the God Vishwakarma in the middle of august gathering of senior citizens, chanting the Bhajans in the praise of the architect of God who is the...

BJP to hold “Run for Unity” marathon to mark birth anniversary of Sardar Patel
Jammu, October 20, (Scoop News)- BJP State unit chalks out a plan for massive programme of “Run for Unity” marathon on 31st October 2017 to be organized on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel in a meeting chaired by BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul along with BJP state General Secretary Harinder Gupta and MLA Rajesh Gupta. BJP District Presidents Ayodhya Gupta and Baldev Singh Billawaria were also present in the meeting organized in premises of BJP headquarter, Trikuta Nagar. Addressing the meeting, Ashok Kaul detailed all the minute information about the programme to be organized in the memory of great patriot Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, the first Dy. Prime Mi...

DGP Prisons celebrates Diwali with jail inmates
Jammu, October 20, (Scoop News)- In an unprecedented gesture, DGP Prisons department S.K Mishra, along with his family, shared the Diwali festivities with the inmates here at the District Jail (Ambphalla). The DGP joined 500 inmates and witnessed a scintillating cultural program presented by them. The DGP Prisons also gave away Medals and Certificates to the participants -as a token of appreciation, as also distributed sweets amongst the inmates and jail staff. In his address, he stressed that as being part of the Prison family he will take all possible steps required for the reformation & rehabilitation of the inmates. He wished a very happy Diwali to all. Earlier, Jail Superintendent ...

Annual Jhiri Mela from Nov 3; MLA Marh reviews arrangements
Jammu, October 20, (Scoop News)-MLA Marh, Sukhnandan Kumar Choudhary today chaired a meeting to discuss the arrangements for the annual Jhiri Mela commencing from November 3. The meeting was attended by District Development Commissioner Kumar Rajeev Ranjan, SSP traffic Nisha Natyal, Additional Deputy Commissioner Jammu Arun Manhas, senior officers of various departments. Threadbare discussion was held regarding preparations to be put in place for the annual event. Arrangements discussed in the meeting mainly included provision of drinking water, sanitation, health, uninterrupted power supply, security, stocking of ration and other commodities, provision for accommodation of the devote...

6-day Football tournament concludes in Kathua
Steps underway for promotion of sports activities in JK: Lal Singh
Kathua, October 20, (Scoop News)-Minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh today said that Government is committed to create adequate infrastructure for promotion of sports. Government’s quest is to upgrade all stadiums on modern lines and hold mega sports events to bring out the talent, he said at the concluding function of 6-day football tournament organized by Delhi Public School (DPS) here at Rajbagh. He appreciated Youth Services and Sports department and Sports Council for proposing football clubs in every nook and corner of the State. He asked the twin sports bodies to work in same spirit and take steps to revive hockey in the State. "The government is try...

Restrictions in 7 Srinagar police station areas on Oct 21
Srinagar, October 20, (Scoop News)-According to the District Magistrate Srinagar, restrictions under Section 144 of CrPC will remain in force under the jurisdiction of Police Stations Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, M R Gunj, Safakadal and partially in Kralkhud and Maisuma, in district Srinagar on October 21 (Saturday) as a precautionary measure to avoid any untoward incident. ...

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