Tuesday, May 23, 2017
 
 Special Stories
Ex legislator, Ashok Sharma bereaved
Jammu May 22, (Scoop News)-JKPCC has deeply condoled the sad demise of Smt. Durgi Devi foster mother of former MLA and senior congress leader Ashok Sharma. Smt. Durgi Devi, aged around 90, passed away today morning at Kalakote. JKPCC president G.A. Mir conveyed deep condolences on behalf of entire rank and file of the party to Sharma and the entire family on the sad demise. He spoke to Sharma and expressed deep sympathies and prayed for peace to the departed soul. Chief spokesperson Ravinder Sharma, former minister and general secretary PCC Shabir Ahmed Khan, former Dy. Chairman Legislative Council Jahangir Mir, senior leaders Malik Iqbal, Sain Ab. Rash...

Army holds a T-20 Cricket Tournament, 8 teams from various schools of remote areas of Reasi district participate
GHSS Reasi adjudged champion.
Reasi, May 22, (Scoop News)-The Indian Army organised a T-20 Cricket Tournament at Zorawar Singh memorial Stadium, Reasi with an aim to bring in communal harmony and to inculcate sportsman spirit amongst the students of Reasi District. The event assisted the Army’s efforts to promote positive youth development through sports and provide a platform to showcase the hidden talent of local populace. Eight teams from various schools of remote areas of Reasi District participated in the tournament on league cum knock-out basis from May 16 to May 19, 2017. Team from Government Higher Secondary School, Reasi was eventually adjudged the champion team with Government Higher ...

Congress observes 26th Death Anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi
Jammu, May 22, (Scoop News)-Rich Tributes were paid to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 26th Martyrdom today, in a function held at party office near here which was presided over by president JKPCC G.A. Mir and attended by senior functionaries of PCC,DCC and frontal organizations. Prominent amongest them included M/s Mula Ram , Raman Bhalla , Jahangir Mir, Ravinder Sharma, Rajnesh Sharma, Yogesh Sawhney, Shabir Ahmed Khan, Vikram Malhotra, Indu pawar, Anil Chopra, Naresh Gupta- MLC, Shiv Dev Singh, B.S. Sambyal, Hari Singh Chib, Hira Lal Pandita, M.K. Bhardwaj, Kuldeep Verma, While paying floral tributes JKPCC chief Mir described Rajiv Gandhi as a visi...

Brahmin Sabha celebrates 20th birth anniversary of Maharishi Yogi Ji
Jammu, May 22, (Scoop News)-Brahmin Sabha Parade celebrated the 20th birth anniversary of Maharishi Yogi ji with much fanfare here the other day during which a Dhyan Shivir was organised at Brahmin Sabha Parade in his memory. Maharishi Yogi ji who is one of the foremost teachers of meditation was remembered and his teachings were also discussed in the shivir. Maharishi began teaching meditation in 1955 and since then his meditation practice is being practiced by an estimated 5 million people all over the world. In her address the principal of Maharishi Vidhya Mandir Senior Secondary School run by Brahmin Sabha emphasized on the importance of transcendental meditation and...

First phase of Bandipora-Srinagar road to be completed within 3 months
Naeem Akhtar announces Rs 7 crore bridge on Arin nallah, Bailey bridge at Bapura
Bandipora, May 22, (Scoop News)-To supplement and strengthen the road network in Bandipora district, the Minister for Public Works, Naeem Akhtar, Monday directed for speedy completion of Srinagar-Bandipora road and announced the construction of a major bridge on Arin Nallah and Bailey bridge at Bapora. The Minister stated this while addressing a public meeting at Sumlar Bandipora today. He said the various measures are afoot to improve the road connectivity in the district. While interacting with various public deputations at Panzinara, the Minister said that the much awaited potable water supply to the area will start before the onset of Ramadan. He also said that t...

Villages around Wullar Lake to be made open defecation free
Bandipora, May 22, (Scoop News)-To maintain the ecological balance of the Wullar lake, the Minister of Public Works Naeem Akhtar today said that all the villages surrounding the lake would be made open defecation free. The Minister was speaking at a function organized to mark the completion of 508 toilets constructed by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as a part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). He called on the officials to adopt latest techniques in tune with local ecology for ensuring open defecation free State. On the occasion, the Minister was informed that CII had roped in consultants from Nepal for designing specific type of toilet...

Governor condoles Shanti Devi’s demise
Srinagar, May 22, (Scoop News)- Governor N.N. Vohra has expressed grief on the passing away of Smt. Shanti Devi, former member of the J&K Legislative Assembly. In a message the Governor has prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and wished her family the strength to bear this sad loss. ...

Army facilitates school trek
Ganderbal, May 22, (Scoop News)- Brimming with enthusiasm at the prospect of exploring the road less travelled 225 young children of Tyndale Biscoe School Srinagar set out to explore the picturesque foothills of the Mahadev Ridge in the Faqir Gujri Bowl. Pleasant fun and frolic was on display amid water splashing in the Dara Nala and helping each other over the steep slopes. An outdoor meal in the lap of nature at Darwain, was a dream come true for the kids. Being thoroughly exhausted at the culmination of the trek, their beaming faces aptly revealed their joy and elation. Such ac...

A picnic combined with a treasure hunt was organised by Army Goodwill School
Anantnag, May 22, (Scoop News)- A picnic combined with a treasure hunt was organised for Army Goodwill School Highground, Anantnag. Over 100 beaming students accompanied by the their teachers went on a trekking trail till high ground top searching for articles which were hidden along the trail. The excitement of the search and thrill and joy of finding the hidden goodies was all palpable. On their return to the school the winners were presented with prizes. The day’s adventure culminated with the screening of movie “Jolly LLB 2” at the Chinar 9Jawan club which the child...

Dy CM anguished over death of soldiers
Jammu, May 21, (Scoop News)- Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh has expressed anguish over the death of two Army soldiers who attained martyrdom while foiling infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in owgam sector of north Kashmir. Dr. Singh expressed condolences and sympathies with the family of the soldiers who sacrificed their life for the nation. He also prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls. ...

Steps afoot to ensure better amenities for all: Kavinder
Jammu, May 21, (Scoop News)- Reiterating Government’s commitment towards ensuring basic amenities for all, Speaker J&K Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta today said that various initiatives are underway to strengthen public infrastructure and tangible results are visible on ground. The Speaker said this while addressing a public meeting at Greater Kailash with large participation of locals from the area. Kavinder Gupta said that requisite steps are being taken to strengthen public infrastructure and ensure availability of better facilities to the public of the area. He said multiple projects have been launched to improve the drainage systems in Gandhi Nagar Constituency to make sure tha...

Vocal BJP, diffident Mehbooba pushing State to margin:Hindu Mahasabha
Jammu, May 21, (Scoop News)- Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley following conclusion of GST meet at Srinagar made a statement before the media that situation in Kashmir is fast improving and the media has been projecting a wrong image. He was full of confidence that tourists should visit Kashmir valley without any fear as the situation is well under control here. Backing Mehbooba and her continuance as the State Chief Minister, Jaitley showed his ignorance about simmering currents in BJP circles about change of guard. Financed Minister who sometime back was favouring Governor N.N.Vohra is felt to have shifted interest and is inclined to get someone else positioned in place of Vo...

SRMSS demand setting up of Museum at Raghunath Mandir
Jammu, May 21, (Scoop News)-Shri Raghunath Ji Mandir Sewa Samiti strongly criticised J&K Dharmarth Trust authority for scanning and exporting data of valuable and historic books of Shri Ranbir Sanskrit Research Library from Shri Raghunath Ji Mandir to Hongkong, Singapore, Britain and Italy through some NGO who earning multi core rupees by supplying the most important material of this very old historic library to out of the country library and this action of J&K Dharmarth Trust management is not only against the interest of Dogra heritage but also finished the importance of this historic library which was built by by Maharaja Ranbir Singh Ji in the year 1846 in which ...

Restrictions imposed in 5 police stations of Srinagar
Srinagar, May 20, (Scoop News)- As per a communiqué from District Magistrate, Srinagar Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone, there would be restrictions under the jurisdiction of Police Stations, Nowhatta, M R Gunj, Rainawari, Khanyar and Safakadal tomorrow on May 21 as a precautionary measure to avoid any untoward incident. ...

Priya Sethi inaugurates exhibition to mark International Museum Day
JK Museums speak: History, Culture and Ethos released
Jammu,May 20, (Scoop News)- As part of celebrations to mark International Museum day, Minister of Culture, School Education and Tourism inaugurated a special exhibition at Dogra Art Museum Jammu on 19th May 2017 after a similar successful exhibition in SPS Museum Srinagar. In the galaxy of art and heritage lovers, the Minster expressed the importance of International Museum Day as a movement as well as a platform to make the citizens aware of their rich past and inculcate in them a sense to preserve it for posterity. The Minister also assured of every possible assistance from the Government to protect the Heritage of the State existing in any form whether tangible or intangible. ...

Power shutdown
Jammu,May 20, (Scoop News)- In order to carry out various development works by M/S. IRCON under R-APDRP scheme, the power supply to Medical Maheshpura, Baby Caterers, Rehari Colony, Sarwal and adjoining areas, Upper Roop Nagar and its adjacent areas, Chinore, Durga Nagar, Dogra Nagar and its adjacent areas, Lower Roop Nagar, Buta Nagar, Sharika Vihar and its adjacent areas fed from M-3, RN-1, RN-2 and RN-3 LT Network shall remain affected onMay 22 up to 31 from 07 am to 03 pm (4 hrs power block on alternate DTs). Meanwhile, to carry out repairs/preventive maintenance of equipments and replacement of jumpers and droppers and other hotspots at 220/132/33 KV Grid Station Udhampur, the power...

BJP allots Assembly Constituencies to its MLCs
Jammu,Srinagar, May 20, (Scoop News)- BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, along with State General Secretary(Org.) Ashok Koul, State General Secretaries Dr. Narinder Singh and Harinder Gupta, chaired a meeting of Party’s Members of State Legislative Council(MLCs) at Party Headquarter and announced the allotment of Assembly Constituencies to them. Sat Sharma announced that Ashok Khajuria has been allotted Udhampur Constituency, Priya Sethi (Nominated MLA) Nagrota Constituency, Chering Dorjey Leh and Kargil Constituencies, S. Charanjit Singh Khalsa Budgam and Uri Constituencies, Ramesh Arora Bishnah Constituency, Vibhodh Gupta Rajouri and Darhal Constituencies, Sofi Yousuf Pahalgam ...

Zulfkar Ali gets Information portfolio
Srinagar, May 20, (Scoop News)- The Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Saturday assigned the key portfolio of Information to the Minister of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali on Saturday. “In pursuance of Rule 5 of the Jammu and Kashmir Government Business Rules, I, Mehbooba Mufti, Chief Minister, Jammu and Kashmir do hereby assign the charge of Information Department to Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali in addition to the subjects already assigned to him,” reads an order issued by the Chief Minister in this regard. ...

Congress demands financial assistance and deployment of critical care ambulance for border migrants
Jammu, May 20, (Scoop News)-Former lawmaker in state legislature, Ravinder Sharma, has demanded that government should provide monthly financial assistance to the border migrants apart from quota of free ration and K-oil / fuel to each family, besides deployment of critical care Ambulance in vulnerable border area, to strengthening the Medicare facilities. Sharma said that the government should provide financial assistance of Rs. 10,000 per family besides grant for fodder and a fixed scale of ration, K-oil / fuel free of cost during the period of migration, as per the practice during Kargil conflict and past Kargil built up tension. He also demanded the deployment of criti...

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