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2,40,249 paid obeisance at Holy Cave till today
Srinagar, July 23, (Scoop News)-Today, on the 25th day of the Yatra 3,734 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave and cumulatively since the beginning of the pilgrimage, 2,40,249 Yatris had darshan at the Holy Cave. ...

Old Baramulla Cricket League 2017 concludes
Baramulla, July 23, (Scoop News)-The old Baramulla Cricket League 2017 concludes today, in which 32 teams participated. The league was organized by Old Town Baramulla Cricket Association with the final match being played between Victoria Reds and Baramulla Sports. Secretary Sports Council, Waheed Ur Rehman Para was present on the occasion. While encouraging the teams, the Secretary Sports Council asked the players to play in a sportsmanship spirit. He said that the Sports Council will provide all help for the support of aspiring players and teams. Later, Secretary Sports Council interacted with the players and the youth of the area who apprised him about the difficulties faced by them ...

Budha Amaranth Yatra: DC Poonch reviews arrangements at Dashnami Aakhara Mandir
Poonch, July 23, (Scoop News)-Deputy Commissioner, Tariq Ahmad Zargar, along with SSP Rajiv Kumar Panday and other concerned civil and police officers today visited Dashnami Aakhara Mandir and held meeting to review the arrangements being put in place for conduct of Budda Amarnathji Yatra. The team of officers met with Chairman of Dashnami Aakhara trust Basant Ram ji and members to know about the status of preparation being made till date. Pertinently, Dashnami Aakhara Mandir Poonch serves as the Base camp for yatries who arrive here from across the country for their onward journey towards shrine of Baba Buddha Amaranth situated thirty kilometres away from Poonch town. DC took a deta...

Bukhari, Priya inaugurate ‘Mango Show’ at Abhinav Theatre
‘JK to have a Horticulture Policy soon’
Jammu, July 23, (Scoop News)-Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Ahmed Bukhari and Minister of State for Education, Tourism and Horticulture, Priya Sethi inaugurated divisional level Mango Fruit Show at Abhinav Theatre, here today. Vice Chairman Horticulture Development Board, Abdul Salam Reshi, Secretary Horticulture, M H Malik, Director Horticulture Jammu, Bhawani Rakwal besides senior functionaries of Horticulture Department were present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Bukhari said the government is working under a well knit strategy to provide improved marketing facili...

Govern to integrate and not disintegrate please:Bijral
Jammu, July 23, (Scoop News)-Despising regional discrimination as come to fore in employment and development of regional languages echoing in Jammu, reflecting on governance otherwise designed as an equalizer rather than a divider, one cannot help saying ‘govern to integrate and not disintegrate’. Observing that discrimination as a state policy negates unity crucial for fighting enemy within and outside, S.S.Bijral BJP state spokesperson lamented recent instances when Punjabi language among regional languages was dropped as compulsory subject in schools and colleges; transforming 49 posts of Asstt. Professors for Kashmiri language learning in colleges of Jammu division without allocati...

Martyrdom of Kuldeep Verma awoke valor, pride of Dogras: Sat
Jammu, July 23, (Scoop News)-The martyrdom of Kuldeep Verma during Amarnath land row of 2008 acted as an eye opener for Dogras and gave a new leash of life to the agitation fought for pride of entire region, said BJP State President & MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma, who was speaking on the sidelines of a “Shradhanjali Smaroh” along with the “Havan” done by BJP at its District Office, Kachi Chawni. District President Ayodhya Gupta, Vice-Chairperson JAKFED Munish Sharma, State President Mahila Morcha Purnima Sharma, Senior Leader Chander Mohan Sharma along with other party leaders and activists as...

9370 Certificates and Services provided in PSGA camps
Rajouri, July 23, (Scoop News)-District Development Commissioner, Rajouri Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary reviewed the progress achieved by Revenue and Health departments in providing certificates and services to public under Public Service Guarantee Act in a series of camps organised in remote and far flung areas of district. More than 9300 certificates were provided. Revenue Department has provided 4602 certificates during last three weeks in these camps which include 576 caste certificates, 977 PRCs, 510 RBA/LC certificates, 107 Mutations attested, 993 Revenue Extracts, 277 income certificates, 441 Aadhar verification, 228 voter inclusion, 71 Marriage certificates, 42 character ce...

DC Poonch holds meetings with civil society
Poonch, July 22, (Scoop News)-Deputy Commissioner Poonch Tariq Ahmad Zargar along with senior civil and police officers today held series of meetings with civil society member’s en-route the Buddha Amaranth Yatra. The team of officers met with people at Chanduck and Sathra on Poonch to Mandi a famous route of Yatra and also pedestrian root of ’Holy Charri Mubarak' to be taken out on day of Raksha Bandhan marking the conclusion of Buddha Amaranth Yatra. On the occasion, then DC took a detailed review of preparations made by the concerned departments for security, drinking water and sanitation at halting points on the Yatra route. Apart from police, civil administration and civil society m...

10 lakh saplings planted by Forest Department in 7 days: Lal Singh
Udhampur, July 22, (Scoop News)-Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh today launched a massive plantation drive along the Jammu – Srinagar National Highway stretch failing in Udhampur district. The drive, a part of 68th Van Mahotsava, was launched by the Minister by planting saplings at Tikri, Mand, Phalata and Pangara including ornamental, shady, medicinal and fruit trees. MLA Udhampur, Pawan Gupta, MLA Chenani-Ghordi Dina Nath Bhagat, PCCF J&K ,Ravi Kumar Kesar and DDC Niraj Kumar were also present and planted saplings on the occasion. Addressing a public meeting at Pangara after the launch of plantation drive, the Minister urged upon the commo...

Principal Secretary reviews functioning of Agriculture Production Department
Jammu, July 22, (Scoop News)-Principal Secretary, Agriculture Production Department, Sundeep Nayak today convened a meeting with the officers of Agriculture Department at Krishi Bhawan to review working of Agriculture Production Department and implementation of various farmer welfare schemes in Jammu Division. Speaking on the occasion Mr Nayak asked officers and field functionaries of the department to focus on production and productivity enhancement of crops, resource conservation and enhancement of farmers’ income through implementation of the various Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) and State Sector Schemes like Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY), Pradhan Mantri Fa...

Army holds a week long cricket tournament
16 teams from remote areas of Reasi district participate, BBC club adjudged champion
Sungri, July 22, (Scoop News)-With an aim to bring in communal harmony and inculcate sportsman spirit amongst the youth of Reasi District a cricket tournament was held at Sungri by Army under the aegis of Counter Insurgency Force Headquarters based at Reasi in coordination with Bagga Cricket Association. 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. 16 teams from various villages of far flung and remote areas of Reasi District participated in the tournament ...

PCC condoles death of Shabir Ahmed Salaria
Jammu, July 22, (Scoop News)-Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) has deeply condoled the sad demise of veteran politician and well known lawyer late Shabir Ahmed Salaria. JKPCC chief spokesperson, Ravinder Sharma, expressed deep shock and grief over the sad demise of veteran politician Shabir Ahmed Salaria. He recalled his services as Advocate General of the State and as M.P (Rajaya Sabha) and his dedication towards service of people. Sharma on behalf of the party conveyed heartfelt condolences and deep sympathy with the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed soul in heaven....

Voter enrolment progress reviewed at Samba
Samba, July 22, (Scoop News)-The progress of ongoing voter enrolment drive was reviewed here today at a meeting chaired by Additional District Development Commissioner Samba Vivek Sharma. The meeting was attended by (ERO Samba) Waseem Raja Khan, SDM Vijaypur (ERO) Ravinder Sharma, AERO’s ,CEO , CMO , PO ICDS , Principals of Govt Higher Secondary Schools, Govt Degree College, ITI and Polytechnic Samba. The ADDC thoroughly reviewed ongoing drive and preparedness for interactive school engagement programme. The meeting emphasised on the need to collectively utilise the services of BLOs, ASHA workers, AWW and students to disseminate the information regarding the ongoing campaign for ennob...

Army organizes a recreational tour cum trek to Manasbal Lake
Srinagar, July 22, (Scoop News)- The Army in its efforts to channelise the young minds organised a recreational tour cum trek to Manasbal Lake, Jharokha Bagh and Safapura Heights. The trip was flagged off at 07.00 AM on 21 July 2017 from Manasbal. 25 college students from low income families of Asham were selected to be a part of the trip. Fun activities such as basic gymnastics were organised for the boys who enjoyed every moment of it. They also munched on a sumptuous meal organised at Jharokha Bagh. Finally at around 4 pm the students reached back to Manasbal, where the trip culminated after a friendly volleyball match between the Army and students. The students enjo...

NPP Supremo visits firing hit IB, Pargwal, Jammu
JKNPP demands immediate Governor Rule in J&K
Jammu, July 22, (Scoop News)- Prof.Bhim Singh, the Founder of J&K National Panthers Party with his Panthers Party team visited International Border in Jammu District and inquired about the situation at Pargwal, Akhnoor Sector which falls at International Borders. Prof.Bhim Singh accompanied by JKNPP General Secretary, Ms. Anita Thakur, NPSU General Secretary, Ms. Asha Rani, State Secretary, Mr. Shanker Singh Chib, Distt. Vice President Nirmal Kishore, Secretary, Young Panthers Mr. Dilawar Khan and others. Prof.Bhim Singh with NPP team is visiting International Borders on the Line of Pakistan and is preparing the final report on the International Border. Next week he...

‘Free and fair press is the bedrock of democracy’ :Omar
Says fair portrayal of situation in Kashmir imperative
Srinagar, July 21, (Scoop News)- A Sub-Committee of the Press Council of Indian (PCI) led by its Convener, Mr. S. N. Sinha called on National Conference Working President Mr. Omar Abdullah at his residence in Srinagar today. The visiting delegation discussed various issues and challenges faced by the media fraternity. The meeting was also attended by Senior National Conference Leaders including NC General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar, Chief Spokesperson Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi, Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani and Political Secretary to Working President, Tanvir Sadiq. “A free and fair press is the bedrock of a healthy democracy and we should all endeavor to ensure the ethos of obj...

Dr. Farooq, Omar Abdullah grieved over demise of Salaria
Pay glowing tributes to Former Member of Parliament
Srinagar, July 21, (Scoop News)-National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Working President Mr. Omar Abdullah on Friday expressed profound grief and sorrow over the demise of Former Member of Parliament and Former Advocate General of the State, Mr. Shabir Ahmed Salaria. Extending heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and praying for peace to the departed soul, Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Mr. Omar Abdullah paid glowing tributes to Salaria and highlighted his vast and exemplary contributions in serving the State and its people. Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Mr. Omar Abdullah said Salaria’s commitment, work-ethic and diligence was inspiring and would continue to be a beacon for co...

DC Rajouri finalizes Independence Day arrangements
Rajouri, July 21, (Scoop News)-District Administration, Rajouri finalized the arrangements for celebration of Independence Day. District Development Commissioner, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary outlined a series of activities and arrangements for celebration of Independence Day. In view of difficulties faced by participants and guests at the venue of Independence Day and Republic Day celebration during rains the district administration is constructing a 5000 Square Feet shelter pavilion which will accommodate more than 1000 persons. A team of engineers has been entrusted with task of completing the project by end of August first week. The main function will be held at Di...

Power defaulters fined in Rajouri
Power default fine crosses Rs 10 Lakh mark
Rajouri, July 21, (Scoop News)-The drive launched by District Administration through Power Development Department (Electric Maintenance and Rural Electrification) assisted by Police and Executive Magistrates has crossed the mark of Rs 10 Lakh fine imposed in less than a week. Department conducted 37 inspections during the day in which Rs 1.51 Lakh fine was imposed and 21 connections involving a load of 17.50 KW were regularised and brought under the ambit of power tariff. Total fine imposed during the ongoing drive is marked at Rs 10,25,624. So far 555 inspections have been conducted, 251 connections involving a total load of 212.25 KW have been regularized. The drive against il...

Dy CM condoles demise of Abhimanyu’s Mother
Jammu, July 21, (Scoop News)-Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh has condoled the demise of mother of Editor Dainik Jagran, Abhimanyu Sharma. In his condolence message, the Dy. Chief Minister has conveyed his sympathies to Abhimanyu Sharma and other members of the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul. ...

2,31,997 paid obeisance at Holy Cave till today
Srinagar, July 21, (Scoop News)-Today, on the 23rd day of the Yatra 4655 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave and cumulatively since the beginning of the pilgrimage, 2,31,997 Yatris had darshan at the Holy Cave. ...

Naeem Akhtar, Altaf Bukhari visit LD Hospital
Review progress of work on new facilities
Srinagar, July 21, (Scoop News)-Minister for Public Works Naeem Akhtar and Minister for Education Altaf Bukhari today visited LD Hospital and took stock of pace of construction of various facilities at the hospital. The Ministers were given detailed brief of the steps taken for providing relief to patients. On the construction of new block, Naeem Akhtar directed the officials to ensure that all modern facilities are included in the building. He said that the new block should be constructed in such a way that it will suffice the needs of patients and hospital staff for years to come. He stressed on the need for future planning while undertaking construction of any new building at such a v...

Power shutdown
Jammu, July 21, (Scoop News)-To carried out development works by M/s IRCON International Ltd. under R-APDRP Scheme, the power supply to Trikuta Nagar and Gangyal Industrial areas fed from 33 KV GG-1 and GG-2 lines shall remain affected onJuly 22 from 7 am to 11 am. Similarly, the power supply to Kehli Mandi, Badwani, Novidya Hospital, PHE, Mansar, Samba-I & II, Industry-I, Industry-II, DC Office, Vijaypur, PHE Rakh, Sherpur, Nachilla, Rajpura and adjoining areas fed from 66 KV IGC line and 66 KV Samba line emanating from Grid Station Samba shall remain affected on July 23 from 6 am to 11 am. Likewise, the power supply to Sohajana, Mandal, Flian, Kandwal, Surya Chak, Ganeshpur and adjoin...

DDC reviews Kailash Kund Yatra arrangements
Kathua, , July 21, (Scoop News)-District Development Commissioner Kathua, Ramesh Kumar today convened a meeting to discuss the arrangements for annual Kailash Yatra commencing from August 6. The DDC stressed on making elaborate arrangements for pilgrims and directed Rural Development Department to take up the necessary repair of bridle path from Chatter Gala to Chattri- en-route to Kailash Kund. He directed the officials to install temporary toilets on the yatra route, while Health Department was asked to keep available well-equipped ambulance en-route yatra along with medicines and medical staff to meet any health emergency. The meeting also discussed the provision of water connections...

Shiv Sena criticizes CAPD Deptt.,demands ration on subsidized rates for people
Jammu, July 21, (Scoop News)-Shiv Sena ( Bala Sahib Thackery) today strongly criticizes CAPD Deptt. for not providing ration to the general masses at subsidized rates. While talking to media persons here at Jammu State President of Shiv Sena Dimpy Kohli said that people are suffering because no ration is available at Ration Depots . He said from the last so many months Govt. has not provided Atta , Rice , Sugar to Ration Depot owners which is creating harassment to general masses . He said that the rates of Sugar has been hiked from Rs 13.50 per Kg to Rs 25 per Kg by the state government in J&K. The price have been hiked after the upliftment of subsidy by the central government. He ...

JK Bank arranges picnic for Balgran children
provides refreshment and snacks to them
Jammu, July 21, (Scoop News)-As a part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), J&K Bank organized one day excursion for the children at Balgran - A charitable, non-profit NGO established in 1975 for the care of orphan children. Keeping the promise that J&K Bank chairman and CEO, Parvez Ahmed, made during his last visit to Balgran, the bank arranged the picnic for its inmates to Children Park near Canal Road, being developed and maintained by the Bank. Around 89 children took part in the excursion along with their teachers and caretakers, wherein they had a pleasant time away from the usual daily activities of school and home. It was a delightful experience for th...

2,27,342 paid obeisance at Holy Cave
Srinagar,July 20, (Scoop News)- Today, on the 22nd day of the Yatra 4,723 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave and cumulatively since the beginning of the pilgrimage, 2,27,342 Yatris had darshan at the Holy Cave. ...

Bali Bhagat urges people to treat public utilities as their own assets
Jammu, July 20, (Scoop News)- Minister for Health and Medical Education Bali Bhagat today urged upon the people to treat all public utilities as their own property for better upkeep and benefit of these vital assets. The Minister was speaking after dedicating a park to the public at Dharmal in Barnai developed by Department of Floriculture at the cost of Rs. 54.13 lakh. Minister of State for Floriculture and Parks, Priya Sethi, Director, Floriculture Babila Rakwal, ADC Arun Manhas, SDM, Akhnoor Sunaina Sharma, besides senior political leader Yudhvir Sethi, Omi Khajuria and prominent citizens were present on the occasion. Bali Bhagat further said that the state government is working fo...

Workshop on GST held in JU
Jammu,July 20, (Scoop News)- The Finance Wing of the University of Jammu organized a day long workshop for the officers and employees of Finance Wing and other sections of the University today to familiarize them on Goods and Services Tax Act. Prof.Keshav Sharma, Dean Academic Affairs was the Chief Guest and Mr Arvind and Mr Neeraj Sharma, Sales Tax Officers were the resource persons. In his inaugural address, Prof. Keshav Sharma congratulated Dr. Dharminder Magotra, Joint Registrar (Finance) and his team for organizing the workshop on GST in collaboration with Department of Commercial Taxes, J&K State, describing it as much needed endeavour. The resource persons dwelt ...

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