Friday, December 14, 2018
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President’s rule certain after Dec 20, MHA seeking assent of Union cabinet for its imposition in JK
Jammu, December 13, (Scoop News)-After 28 years the President’s rule will be once again imposed in Jammu and Kashmir when the Governor’s rule comes to end on December 19th . Under state’s own Constitution, the Governor’s rule cannot be extended beyond six months period. Under Article 92, Section (5) of the Jammu and Kashmir Constitution “No proclamation under sub section (1) shall be issued except with the concurrence of the President of India.” Contrary to other states in India, imposition of President’s rule to Jammu and Kashmir is more subtle where the Governor’s rule for first six months is constitutionally permitted, The Governor, Satya Pal Malik, is all set to recommend Ce...

Two LeT militants killed in Sopore encounter
Srinagar, December 13 (Scoop News)-Two militants were killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in Baramulla district of North Kashmir,Police said. According to Police that based on a credible input about the presence of terrorists in Brath Kalan area of Sopore, a search operation was launched by Police and security forces jointly in the area yesterday evening. As the searches were going on, the search party was fired upon by the hiding terrorists. The fire was retaliated leading to a gunfight. In the ensuing encounter, two terrorists were neutralized and the bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. They have been identified as Owais Ahmad Bhat alias ...

Govt of India releases Rs 260 cr for 5 New Medical Colleges
Putting requisite infrastructure in place to start 1st batch of MBBS admissions next year: Atal Dulloo
Jammu, December 12 (Scoop News)-Government of India today released Rs 260 crore to the Health and Medical Education Department for 5 New Medical Colleges coming up at Anantnag, Baramulla, Doda, Kathua and Rajouri. According to Principal Secretary, Health & Medical Education, Atal Dulloo, with the latest release of funds by the Government of India, the cumulative release of central share for these colleges till date has reached Rs 765 crores. He said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has sanctioned 5 New Medical Colleges in the Sate at a cost of Rs 189 crore each which includes Rs 139 crore for civil works and Rs 50 crore for machinery and equipment. He ...

Navin chairs 5th HPC meeting on Languishing Projects
348 more projects costing Rs 909 cr approved
Jammu,December 12 (Scoop News)-Principal Secretary Finance, Navin K Choudhary today chaired 5th meeting of the High-Powered Committee (HPC), constituted for approval of various languishing projects in the State for funding through Jammu and Kashmir Infrastructure Development Financial Corporation (JKIDFC). The meeting cleared 348 Languishing Projects with an investment of Rs 909.49 crore. In the five meetings held so far, HPC has cleared 1644 languishing projects in various key sectors involving a cumulative investment of Rs 3631.36 crore through JKIDFC. The HPC held detailed deliberations on the merit of each Project, vis-a-vis their present status, financial involvement and time-l...

Congress and PDP spar over ‘divisional’ status to Ladakh region
both parties put forth their respective arguments in a slanging match
Jammu, December 12, (Scoop News)-The squabble between Congress and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the ‘divisional’ status to Ladakh region has intensified after two political parties accused each other of ‘communalizing’ the proposed move of the Governor’s administration. On Tuesday former Union Minister and Congress leader, Dr Karan Singh, strongly supported the demand for grant of a separate division for the region and termed PDP chief, Mehbooba Mufti’s statement as ‘unfortunate’. In a statement issued in Jammu, Dr Singh said ‘historically, culturally, geographically and administratively, Ladakh has always been a special area which needed full attention and “I fully su...

Panchayat Polls-2018: Kashmir records 38.8% voting in final phase
JK witnesses overall poll percentage of 74% in Panchayat polls: CEO
Jammu, December 11 (Scoop News)-In the 9th and Final Phase of Panchayat Polls held today, overall poll percentage of 38.8% was witnessed in Kashmir Division today. Giving district-wise details, Chief Electoral Officer J&K said that Kupwara witnessed 53.6% polling in Phase-IX, Bandipora 46%, Baramulla 38.9%, Budgam 38.8%, Ganderbal 20.9%, Pulwama 1.4% and Anantnag 28.4%. CEO said at the conclusion of the final phase of Panchayat Polls J&K witnessed an overall polling percentage of 74% in all the 9 phases including 83.5% in Jammu division and 44.4% in Kashmir division. He said in the first phase of polling held on 17 November 2018, 74.1% polling was recorded across J&K including 64.5% in...

Police pays tribute to 4 policemen killed in militant attack at Zanipora in Shopian
Srinagar, December 11 (Scoop News)-To pay homage to four martyrs of Jammu and Kashmir Police Abdul Majeed Ganaie, Mehraj-ud-din Dar, Anees Ahmad Mir and Hameed-ul-lah Ganaie who were martyred today in a terror attack at Zainapora area of Shopian, a wreath laying ceremony was held at District Police Lines Shopian. Civil & Police Officers including Shri Munir Ahmed Khan, ADGP (Security/Law & Order/HG), IGP Kashmir Shri S. P. Pani, DIG SKR Shri Amit Kumar laid floral wreaths on the mortal remains & paid rich tributes to the martyrs who made supreme sacrifice in the line of duty. Among othe...

Omar Abdullah condemns killing of cops
Expresses condolence with the bereaved families
Srinagar, December 11 (Scoop News)- Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Vice President Mr. Omar Abdullah on Tuesday condemned the killing of three JK policemen Anees Ahmad, Abdul Majid and Mehraj ud Din in an attack on a police post in Zainapora hamlet of Shopian. Vice president while deploring the killings said, “We have lost three of our brave cops while delivering their duties. I pay my heartfelt tributes to the three policemen and pray for the speedy recovery of those who are injured,” he said. Expressing his heartfelt condolence with the bereaved families, the NC Vice President said state has been at the receiving end with deaths, whether of a civilian, a policeman or a militant,...

Militants kill 3 policemen at Zainpora in Shopian
Governor expresses grief over loss of Policemen
Srinagar, December 11 (Scoop News)- Militants Killed three policemen who were guarding a minority pocket at Zainpora in Shopian district of South Kashmir,Police said. According to Police that terrorists in the afternoon today fired upon the guard post deployed at Zainapora in District Shopian. Terrorists fired indiscriminately on a guard post at Zainapora area of Shopian in which four Jawans sustained injuries. Three of the Jawans succumbed to the injuries and attained martyrdom in this incident while the other injured jawan has been shifted to the Hospital for medical treatment. Terrorists also walked away with weapons of the policemen, they said, adding that all people fro...

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