Monday, July 23, 2018
 
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Naval chief Admiral Sunil Lanba interacts with MARCOS at Watlab
Srinagar, July 23, (Scoop News)- Continuing with his visit to the Kashmir Valley, Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) and Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) accompanied by Lt Gen AK Bhatt, Chinar Corps Commander visited Watlab Ghat today, wherein he was briefed by the Marine Commandos (MARCOS) on their operational role in the Valley,a defence spokesman said. He said that.the Chairman COSC and CNS was given an update on the various operations and initiatives undertaken by the MARCOS in countering terrorism in and around the Wular Lake region. The Marine Commandos have als...

Governor Chairs 35th meeting of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board
Calls for sustained efforts towards continuing improvement of facilities for pilgrims
Srinagar, July 23, (Scoop News)- The Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board met here today under the chairmanship of Governor N.N. Vohra, Chairman of the Board, at the Raj Bhavan. Governor called for continuing attention for progressive improvement of the facilities provided to the pilgrims who undertake this annual pilgrimage. The Board meeting was attended by Dr. (Prof.) Ved Kumari Ghai, Pt. Bhajan Sopori, Sh. D.C. Raina and Dr. Chander Mouli Raina, all Members of the Board, and by Sh. Umang Narula, CEO, Sh. Bhupinder Kumar, Additional CEO and other officers of the Board. Shri Amarnathji Barfani...

Naval chief visits Kashmir valley, reviews security situation
Srinagar, July 22, (Scoop News)- Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) and Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) arrived in Srinagar today on a three day visit to the Valley and was received by Lt Gen AK Bhatt, Chinar Corps Commander at Badami Bagh Cantonment,a defence spokesman said. He said that the Chairman COSC and CNS was given an update by the Chinar Corps Commander on the prevailing security situation in the Valley and briefed about the various activities and initiatives undertaken by the Chinar Corps for the welfare of the Awaam. The Chinar Corps Commander par...

Governor reviews on-going Yatra – visits Baltal Base Camp,Domel
Access Control Gate and Neelgrath Helipad
Srinagar,July 22, (Scoop News)-Governor N.N. Vohra, Chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, visited Baltal Base Camp, Domel Access Control Gate and Neelgrath Helipad to gain a first hand assessment of the ongoing pilgrimage and the difficulties, if any, being faced by the Yatris. Governor was accompanied by Sh. Bhupinder Singh, Additional CEO of the Shrine Board, Dr. Piyush Singla, Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal and Sh. Fayaz Ahmad Lone, SSP Ganderbal. On arrival at the Baltal Base Camp Governor went round the Camp; visited the Base Hospital where he met Doctors from Delhi and Rajasthan...

JK Governor reviews flood preparations with Chief Secretary
Srinagar, July 22, (Scoop News)- Governor N.N Vohra has reviewed the preparedness of the Administration for rescue and relief measures to be taken for meeting the eventuality of a flood situation in the State. Chief Secretary Sh. BVR Subrahmanyam informed Governor about the advance measures taken by the Department of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation & Reconstruction (DMRRR) in the past more than one month for ensuring the lives and properties of people in the event of a flood. Governor was informed that during the recent flood like situation, during 28th June -7th Ju...

Three militants killed in Kulgam
Srinagar, July 22, (Scoop News)- Three terrorists have been shot dead in Kulgam in an operation that was launched a day after a police constable in the same district was kidnapped and killed. The police suspect that one of the three terrorists killed in the encounter is from Pakistan. Police said that in a significant breakthrough, concerted efforts of the security forces resulted in the elimination of the prime accused involved in the yesterday’s abduction and killing of Constable Mohd Saleem of JKP at Kulgam. A joint patrol of security forces in the wee hours of morning today lau...

Militants kill policeman Mohammad Saleem at Kulgam
Srinagar, July 21, (Scoop News)- Militants today killed a policeman Mohammad Saleem Shah son of Abdul Gani Shah resident of Mutalhama Kulgam after he was abducted from his home the previous night. The body of the martyred policeman was recovered from a nursery near village Redwani Payeen in the jurisdiction of Police Station Wanpoh. The body bore severe torture marks indicating that he was brutally tortured to death by the terrorists. The martyred policeman had joined the services in 2016 and after completing his basic training he was posted to DPL Pulwama. He is survived b...

Governor reviews encroachments on State, Panchayat and Forest lands in the State
Directs Deputy Commissioners to enforce strict surveillance
Srinagar, July 21, (Scoop News)- Governor N. N. Vohra chaired a high level meeting at the State Secretariat today to gain a first hand assessment of the scale and nature of land encroachments in the State. Consequent to the detailed presentation made by Shri K.B. Agarwal, Financial Commissioner, Housing and Urban Development Department, Governor expressed serious concern over the encroachment of more than 18 lakh kanals of Government, Panchayat and Forest lands in the State, in gross violation of the Revenue, Forest and Municipal laws. Governor Vohra directed all District Collect...

‘Prohibiting non-permitted TV channels not within JK Govt’s purview’
Channels operating under law can approach MIB for requisite permission: Home Deptt
Srinagar,July 21, (Scoop News)- The Government today made it clear that the issue of permitting or not permitting telecast of any TV channel is not within the purview of the State Government and the state has no role in it. “The powers to permit or not permit telecast of any TV channel are vested with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India and not with the State Government,” a spokesman of the state’s Home Department said while responding to the news reports emanating in a section of the media in this regard. He said any TV channel operating within the ambit of ...

Govt reconstitutes panel on Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace
Srinagar, July 20, (Scoop News)- Government today accorded sanction for the reconstitution of the Complaint Committee under Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. Secretary Higher Education Department, Sarita Chauhan has been appointed as Chairperson, while Special Secretary, Housing & Urban Development Department Kusum Badyal, Section Officer, Industries & Commerce Department, Nuzhat Shah as it Members. A representative of an NGO will be nominated by the Social Welfare Department and a person will be co-opted by the Chairperson as another member. The Committee shall register and enquire into and dispose of the complaints, if any, of...

JK Govt seeks details of orders issued without approval of competent authority
Srinagar, July 20, (Scoop News)- The Government has sought details of all the orders issued in recent past by some Departments /HoDS at their own level without approval of the Cabinet or concurrence of the Finance Department. “It has been brought to the notice of the Government that certain Departments /HoDs have in the recent past issued orders at their own level without approval of the Cabinet or concurrence of the Finance Department wherever it was required. There is a need to examine such erroneous orders for their regularization,” said an order issued by the Commissioner Secretary General Administration Department (GAD) here this evening. “All the Administrative Secretaries are acc...

Commissioner Secy Forest reviews progress of climate resilient agriculture projects in JK
Srinagar, July 20, (Scoop News)- Commissioner Secretary Forest, Environment & Ecology, Saurabh Bhagat (CEO, Climate Change Cell) today chaired the meeting to review the progress achieved in J&K with regard to the implementation of project namely ‘Climate Resilient Sustainable Agriculture in Rain-Fed areas' of Jammu and Kashmir. The project is under implementation in the water-stressed in rainfed areas of Bhalwal block of Jammu district and Surysyar block of Budgam district through Agriculture Production Department as an executing entity. The meeting was attended by Director, Ecology, Environment & Remote Sensing (Nodal Officer, State Climate Change Cell), Om Prakash Sharma, Director A...

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