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JK BJP State President inquires the health of Pak firing victims
asks for best medical facility to victims
Jammu, January 19, (Scoop News)-Taking strong notice of yet another ongoing gruesome incident of unabated shelling and firing by Pakistani Rangers, BJP State President & Chairman Government Medical College & Hospital (GMC&H) Development Board Sat Sharma (MLA) accompanied by State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria, State Secretary Sanjay Baru and other leaders visited the GMC&H to inquire about the health of victims who are undergoing treatment here. During the visit, Sat Sharma enquired about the condition of all the victims who were injured in the firing and shelling from across the border. He said that the present dispensation under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is c...

BJP holds Booth Sammelan at Samba
Jammu, January 19, (Scoop News)-In the ongoing campaign for strengthening of Booth level structure of BJP in the state keeping in view the approaching Panchayat and then other elections in the State, BJP held Booth Sammelan at the Samba Mandal of Samba District under the series of programmes of Booth Sammelans at every Mandal level under the observance and guidance of BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul along with SC Morcha State President & MLA Dr. Devinder Manyal, District Seh-Prabhari & Addl. Secretary Rakesh Mahajan, other senior leaders of the party in which all the District, Mandal and Booth level activists participated along with other senior leaders. Ashok Kaul, whil...

Legislators call for promoting modern skills, sports among youth
Jammu, January 19, (Scoop News)- Several members took part in the Discussion on Demands of Grants for Information Technology, Technical Education and Youth Services & Sports Departments in Legislative Assembly today. Initiating the discussion, Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi stated that a youth having skills is a successful and most empowered person who can get job anywhere. He urged the government to include more skill trainings in the polytechnic colleges to bring the traditional arts into mainstream. He said a good lot of people of his constituency are associated in Kangri making and the government should take steps to promote this skill by bringing into mainstream and encourage youth to adop...

Legislators highlight requirements of Agriculture, allied sectors
Jammu, January 19, (Scoop News)- Several members took part in the Discussion on Demands of Grants for Agriculture Production Department in Legislative Assembly today and gave their valuable suggestions for the development of the department. Initiating the discussion, legislator Mian Altaf Ahmad asked the government to distribute high quality seeds among farmers. He urged the government to ask agriculture universities to conduct research to find remedies for crop diseases. He urged for judicious use of funds earmarked under various schemes in Ganderbal district and creation of mass awareness about the schemes meant for the welfare of farmers. He stressed on taking reformative initiat...

Bali Bhagat visits border shelling victims, anguished over loss of lives
Jammu, January 19, (Scoop News)- Minister for Health and Medical Education Bali Bhagat today visited Government Medical College Hospital to enquire about the health of injured victims of cross-border firing in R. S Pura, Suchetgarh, Arnia, Samba, Hiranagar and adjoining areas. The Minister was accompanied by senior doctors of health department including Principal GMC&H Dr. Sunanda Raina, Medical Superintendent Dr. Dara Singh, Deputy Medical Superintendent Dr. Rakesh Sharma, besides Additional Deputy Commissioner Jammu Arun Manhas and other senior officers. During his visit to emergency wards in GMC&H, Bali Bhagat interacted with the injured persons and their attendants. He enquired abou...

Displaced Kashmiri Pandit organizations observe 29th Holocaust Day at Jammu
Jammu, January 19, (Scoop News)- A Strong Joint Demonstration was held today on the 29th Holocaust Day of the displaced Kashmiri Pandit community at Jammu. The day is observed by the displaced community every year in remembrance of what was done to it 28 years ago on 19-20 January night in the valley of Kashmir. A large number of activists of the community assembled at outside the Raj Bhawan at 10 AM and sat on a Sit-in-Protest outside the Governor’s Office, Jammu. The Demonstrators, men and women, raised slogans against the fundamentalist-terrorist combine in Kashmir castigating them for Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing of the Pandit and Sikh community from the valley in 1989-90. The ac...

BJP holds review meeting of Talab Tillo Mandal
Booth activists hold the key to win: Sat
Jammu, January 19, (Scoop News)- BJP Talab Tillo Mandal intensified its preparations for chain of elections starting initially by Panchayat then Urban Local Body followed by Parliamentary elections. Although the whole of Jammu West Constituency comprising of Janipur and Talab Tillo blocks is not going to witness any Panch elections, but leaving no chance to luck for future elections, BJP State President & MLA from the constituency sets to task the whole of District as well as Mandal units and conducted meeting to review organizational and developmental works going on in Talab Tillo mandal. He was also accompanied by District Prabhari & State Add. Office Secretary Jugal Gupta, District Pr...

SDRF-NDRF Celebrates Raising Day
Jammu, January 19, (Scoop News)- The State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and Srinagar deployed National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) celebrated their Annual Raising Day at SDRF Provincial Headquarters, Srinagar today. SDRF was celebrating its 6th Annual Raising Day. During the function, a march past was held by the joint contingents of SDRF and NDRF. Commandant SDRF, Shri B.A.Sofi took salute on march past. Speaking on the occasion, the Commandant SDRF Kashmir, highlighted the work done by SDRF during the last year which include the rescue/search operation at Sadhna Top. He also highlighted the role of SDRF for conducting last year Shri Amar Nath Ji Yatra. He said that during last y...

Loan granted to Disabled youth by SC ST BC Dev Corp
Jammu, January 19, (Scoop News)- A physically disabled youth, Harvish Sharma, resident of Gangyal area of Jammu District, has been granted financial assistance of rupees 2 lakh in the form of loan by Jammu and Kashmir Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Backward Classes Development Corporation, for setting up of own small unit and earn livelihood. The Corporation Vice-Chairperson, Balbir Ram Rattan, along with Divisional Manager Gulam Qadir Khatana and District Manager Joginder Paul Atri, handed over official Payment Authority Letter (PAL) of the sanctioned amount to Harvish Sharma at Corporation Head Office on Friday. The beneficiary, Harvish Sharma, with 40% disability, had applie...

Slathia visits Ramgarh Sector,expresses solidarity with sufferers of overnight shelling
Vijaypur, January 18, (Scoop News)- Expressing grave concern over the perpetual miseries of border dwellers in the wake of intermittent shelling from across the border, former minister and Senior State Vice President National Conference Mr Surjeet Singh Slathia on Thursday called for Indo-Pak dialogue at some level to end the border skirmishes. During his visit to Kesso, Kamore, Kamore Camp, Babral and Mahal Shah villages of Ramgarh Sector which witnessed chaotic situation due to shelling from across in the intervening night and wee hours, Mr Slathia expressed solidarity with the families whose houses were damaged and livestock killed. He said the border residents were living under pe...

DDC reviews performance under annual credit plan 2017-18
Directs bankers to achieve targeted CD ratio
Rajouri, January 18, (Scoop News)- In meeting of District Level Review Committee/ District Consultative Committee (DLRC/DCC) for third quarter ending December 2017, District Development Commissioner Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary today reviewed the performance of various sponsoring departments and financial institutions under Annual Credit Plan 2017-18. Detailed deliberations were held regarding position of Deposits, Advances, CD Ratio and advances under Credit-linked schemes. Referring to low Credit-Deposit Ratio/Loan-to-Deposit Ratio in the District, the DDC impressed upon the bankers to achieve targeted 44.70% byMarch 31, 2018. He also directed them to ensure that the cases sponsored ...

Dr Drabu welcomes FICCI decision to setup maiden office in Srinagar
New Delhi, January 18, (Scoop News)- Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu has welcomed the decision of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) to set up its maiden office in Srinagar. He said it is a welcome move that a leading business chamber of the country has, for the first time, decided to set up its office in Jammu and Kashmir which he said would go a long way in promoting business and investment environment in the State. Dr Drabu also welcomed FICCI Secretary General Sanjaya Baru’s assertion that FICCI’s J&K partnership initiative will focus on areas like tourism, food processing and skill development to begin with and will hand-hold the industry in do...

Members call for promotion of livestock sector, revival of cooperative movement
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- Around 16 members took part in the Discussion on Demand of Grants for Animal, Sheep Husbandry & Fisheries, Ladakh Affairs, and Cooperatives departments in Legislative Assembly today and called for promotion of farming sector and revival of cooperative movement. Initiating the Discussion, Altaf Ahmad Wani appreciated the Animal, Sheep Husbandry Department for taking various initiatives for the welfare of the people. He, however, said that there was more scope for improvement in the functioning of department to achieve better results. He also stressed on the need for increasing livestock production in the State. The Legislator said that there was huge scope ...

Ganderbal volleyball tournament continues Hayan team defeats Prang
Srinagar, January 18, (Scoop News)- The fourth match of Ganderbal Volleyball Tournament, inaugurated by SSP Ganderbal Shri Fayaz Ahmad Lone at Kangan was played, today. The match was played between Hayan volleyball team and Prang volleyball team. Hayan team defeated Prang team and won the match by 2-1. ...

”Banam-e-Taqi Abedi” released by VC JU
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- Prof. R.D. Sharma, Vice Chancellor of University of Jammu today released a book titled ”Banam-e-Taqi Abedi” in the Prof. Gian Chand Jain seminar hall of the department of Urdu, University of Jammu. The Book Release function was organized by the department of Urdu, University of Jammu and was attended by galaxy of poets, writer, students, scholars and respectable citizens. The book based on the letter of towering Urdu writers to Taqi Abedi a renowned Canadian Urdu writer was complied in a book form by Dr. Shehnaz Qadri, Assistant Professor, MAM College, Jammu. The book release function was presided over by noted short writer Khalid Hussain while...

Workshop on `online filing of GST organised by PG department of commerce at JU
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- The P.G. Department of Commerce (SAP-DRS III), University of Jammu, organized One Day workshop on ‘Online Filing of Goods and Services Tax’ today in the Seminar Hall of Department of Commerce. C.A. Vineet Kohli enlightened the students with the basic regulations of GST and highlighted the anomalies of earlier existing laws namely, cascading effect, tax evasion, anti-profiteering etc. While emphasizing on GST and its prevalent rates, he also compared the GST schemes with other indirect taxes. In his first two sessions, he explained the concept and relevance of GST, supply, procedure of GST including CGST, SGST, IGST, filling of returns, various sectio...

Army organizes know your army mela
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- With an aim to motivate and encourage the young minds of the Kishtwar district to choose their career in Army, Army organised "Know Your Army Mela" at Chhatru village of Kishtwar on 18 Jan 18. A total of 300 students attended the campaign. The campaign encompassed encouraging the young minds by providing them information about joining the Army through different type of entries, display of wide array of military equipment and weapons which would demonstrate the technological advancement and military might of the Indian Army. The event was a unique, unforgettable and Motivational experience for the youth and general public. ...

Army conducts pre recruitment training cum counseling camp for the local youth of Rajouri
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- As part of its perception management initiative, a pre-recruitment training cum counseling camp is being conducted by Indian Army in Rajouri District of Jammu and Kashmir from 15 - 31 Jan 2018. This capsule has been formulated with an aim to guide and motivate the youth of the local area to choose Army as career and contribute to the process of nation building, constructively. In consonance with the policy of ‘Army of the People, For the People, and By the People’, this noble initiative to train and guide eligible & aspiring volunteer youth of the area for recruitment into the Armed Forces is a step towards youth empowerment. The capsule content focuse...

Opposition held protest, Stage walk out from Assembly over rape & murder of 8 year old girl in Kathua
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- Massive uproar and protest today rocks JK Assembly over the murder and rape of a Bakerwal girl in Kathua District of J&K, who body was found yesterday from bushes near Hiranagar Kathua. Raising the issue in J&K Assembly today, Congress MLA from Inderwal Ghulam Muhammad Saroori raises the issue and termed the murder of this 8 year old minor girl as a failure of government added that the girl was missing since last eight days and his dead body was found yesterday. He said that police was sleeping all these days as a result of which she was brutally murder and raped. He demanded action against SSP, Dy. SP and SHO concern who was sleeping over the matter...

Pak firing: People suffer due to Governments’ apathy, hollow promises: Bhardwaj
Arnia,January 18, (Scoop News)- Senior Congress leader Mr Mohinder Bhardwaj has expressed anguish on the plight of people living in borders area around this area in view of the unprovoked firing resorted to by Pakistan last night. While people continue to suffer the Governments, both Centre and state of which BJP is a significant part, continue to look the other way. Speaking to the people affected by Pakistan firing during a tour of Arnia town, Treva, Pindi Camp and other villages of the area today, Mr Bhardwaj lambasted the BJP leaders for practically doing nothing to ensure safety and security of people in border areas. Lambasting them for merely holding out false promises and doing ...

Fraudster arrested by Crime Branch Jammu
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- Brief facts of the case are that during the investigation of case FIR No. 21/2017 u/s 420,465,467,468,471/RPC P/S Crime Branch, Jammu, accused Sanjay Bajaj R/o H.No.23 Mohalla Hari Om Enclave 1/B Roop Nagar opposite Peer Baba Jammu was arrested and during questioning he disclosed that there is an organized gang of criminals who are indulging in luring people in arranging vehicles on loan from various financial institutions as well as banks after preparing fake ITRs and when not in a position to repay the EMIs as fixed, the same vehicle is being kept mortgage to a person who pays half of the amount of the vehicle on the higher interest rates for repaying ...

Kathua police foiled bovine smugglung bid , rescues ten bovine animals
also arrested bovine smugglers
Kathua,January 18, (Scoop News)- Continuing its endeavor to thwart the evil designs of the bovine smugglers under the directions of Sh Mohd Suleman Choudhary IPS SSP Kathua , District Police Kathua once again succeeded in foiling bovine smuggling bid in the jurisdiction of Police station Rajbagh . Police rescued ten bovine animals and arrested two bovine smugglers. Acting on tip off , in the intervening night of 17/18.01.2018 a team of Police Post Chadwal led by SI Ashwani Dingra Incharge Police Post Chadwal as deputed by Inspector Sarbjeet Andotra SHO Police Station Rajbagh under the direct supervision of Dy.SP Raghubir Singh SDPO Border laid naka near Tarnah Nallah brid...

Dy Speaker asks Govt to probe mysterious death of minor girl
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- Deputy Speakers Legislative Assembly, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi today asked the government to conduct a thorough probe into the mysterious death of a minor girl in Hiranagar area of district Kathua. Pertinently, an eight year old girl, who went missing last week, was found dead under mysterious circumstances at her native village in Hiranagar tehsil of Kathua district on Wednesday. As soon as the House resumed for day’s proceedings, MLA Vikar Rasool Wani, joined by several legislators, raised the issue in the House. Gurezi also directed the government to come up with a statement in the house in this regard. ...

Veeri introduces Bill in LA
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- Minister for Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri today introduced, “A Bill to amend the Salaries and Allowances of members of the Jammu and Kashmir State Legislature Act, 1960 (LA Bill No 3 of 2018)” already published in an extraordinary issue of the Government Gazette, in the Legislative Assembly. ...

Akhtar condoles Hakim Adbul Salam’s demise
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- Minister for Public Works, Naeem Akhtar has condoled the demise of Hakim Abdul Salam who breathed his last at Batahaar, Budgam today. Hakim Abdul Salam was the grandson of legendary Kashmiri poet Abdul Ahad Naadim, who is known for having written popular Naats. In his condolence message, Naeem said that Abdul Salam was a pious person who had dedicated his life to the served of the people. Naeem prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family. ...

Low Danger Avalanche Warning issued for higher reaches
Jammu, January 17, (Scoop News)- As per information received from Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE), there is “Low Danger Avalanche Warning” in higher reaches of Poonch, Rajouri, Reasi, Udhampur, Ramban, Kishtwar, Budgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kargil and Leh Districts. “Low danger avalanche warning” signifies that the conditions may be unsafe and movement in the Nallas and Valleys of slopes, has to be avoided, as minor avalanches can get triggered on extreme slopes. In case of snowfall, in the higher reaches of these Districts, people have been advised to take precautionary measures and to avoid movement in the avalanche prone areas. Meanwhile, on the...

Jan lashes out at Govt over poor healthcare services in Poonch
Says dept fails to upgrade health facilities in border areas
Poonch,January 17, (Scoop News)-Lashing out at the PDP-BJP Government for failure in bringing necessary upgradition in health infrastructure in border areas, Youth National Conference today expressed grave concern over poor medicare facilities in Poonch district. Interacting with various deputations, Youth National Conference Provincial President, Jammu Mr Ajaz Jan said neglect of this vital sector speaks volumes about the insensitivity and irresponsibility of the government. The deputations comprised people from different remote areas of the district. Mr Ajaz Jan said poor diagnostic facilities and shortage of medicines has hit the entire district with the people feeling to have...

21 Members participate in discussion on Demand for Grants of Horticulture Deptt
Jammu, January 17, (Scoop News)-Around 20 members participated in the discussion on demand for Horticulture Department grants here this evening. Mohammad Yousuf Bhat initiated the discussion described the Horticulture as backbone of state’s economy. He said this sector helped to keep economy stable even during the tough times faced by the state. He said government is committed to uplift this sector and presenting a separate budget for horticulture bears testimony to its seriousness. He said High density plantation launched by the government will prove a game changer for the socio-economic condition of the people associated with the sector. He called for introducing High Density plants...

House passes grants of Horticulture Deptt
High density plantation, processing to revive JK’s Horticulture sector: Basharat Bukhari
Jammu, January 17, (Scoop News)-Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Ahmed Bukhari today informed the House that Horticulture sector generated a total wage employment of 7.71 crore mandays in the year 2016-17 under apple orchards and others, coming out as one of the major sources for direct and indirect employment generation in the state. The Minister said this while replying to the discussion on Demand for Grants of Horticulture Department in the Legislative Assembly, here today. “About 7 lakh farming families with a population of 33 lakh souls are directly or indirectly dependent up...

Ganderbal volleyball tournament continues
Srinagar, January 17, (Scoop News)- The third match of the Ganderbal Volleyball Tournament, inaugurated by SSP Ganderbal Shri Fayaz Ahmad Lone at Kangan was played, today. The 1st match of the said tournament was also played at Gund. The match at Kangan was played between Kangan B and Thune. Kangan B won the match by 2-0. The match at Gund was played between Kulan team and Gund team which was won by Kulan with the score of 2-0. The match between Hayan Vs Prang will be played tomorrow on 18th of January 2018. The winner at Kangan will go on to play against the finalist from Gund from where the teams will move on to district level. ...

2 Timber smugglers arrested in Anantnag;
02 tractors, illegal timer seized
Srinagar, January 17, (Scoop News)- Anantnag police has arrested two timber smugglers and seized two tractors which were loaded with illegal timber in Mattan area of the district. Acting on a specific information, a police party of Police Station Mattan led by SHO Mattan seized Two tractors bearing registration numbers JKO3/6779 and JK03F/ 4494 which were loaded with illegal timber at Kehribal Mattan. Two timber smugglers identified as Ramiz Farooq Dar son of Farooq Ahmad Dar resident of Brakpora and Fasil Rashid Dar son of Abdul Rashid Dar resident of Brakpora Anantnag were arrested. A case FIR number 03/2018 under section 379, 406, 407, 409, 109 and 06 Forest Act was registered in...

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