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 Kashmir News
Government of Dubai and J&K Government ink MoU aimed at scaling up Industrial Development in the UT
We are committed to developing a new industrial culture in J&K, enhancing the scope of future investments: LG
Srinagar, October 18 (Scoop News)- In a historic event, the Government of Dubai and the Government of Jammu Kashmir today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), aimed at developing the Industrial sector and various business enterprises in the UT. Sh Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs & Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of J&K, Sh Manoj Sinha and H.E.Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World addressed the media on the occasion. Speaking at a press conference, Sh Piyush Goyal highlighted the significance of the day and said that with the signing of the MoU with Dubai Government, the world has starte...

Piyush Goyal visits Pahalgam, meets delegation of PRIs and Industrialists
Aantnag, October 18 (Scoop News)- Union Minister for Textiles, Commerce and Industries and Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri Piyush Goyal visited Pahalgam today. The Union Minister inspected stalls put up by various departments including Animal Husbandry, District Industries, ICDS, Social Welfare, Horticulture, Sheep Husbandry, Handloom and Handicrafts deptt. among others. Union Development Commissioner Handicrafts, Shantmanu, Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Ranjan P Thakur, Commissioner Secretary FCS&CA, Zubair Ahmad, DDC Chairman Anantnag, DC Anantnag and other officials of district administration were present on the occasion. Piyush Goyal while inter...

Ensure meticulous regulation, management at Srinagar International Airport: Div Com
Operation of International Flights to start from Oct 23rd
Srinagar, October 18 (Scoop News)- The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang K Pole today held a meeting regarding operation of international flights from Srinagar international Airport and necessary arrangements needed to put in place and management of passengers in view of covid pandemic. The operation of international flights will start from October 23rd which will connect Kashmir directly with rest of the world. The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Director Airport Authority Srinagar, Regional Director Bureau of Civil Aviation, Srinagar, Director Health Services Kashmir, Commandant CISF, Airport Srinagar, CMO Budgam, CMO Srinagar and Dr Gazala of Airport Srina...

DCCRK organizes Sensitization programme on ‘CAB, vaccination for Principals of Creche/ Day-Care Schools” of Srinagar
Srinagar, October 18 (Scoop News)- The Divisional Covid Control Room Kashmir (DCCRK) under the aegis of Divisional Administration Kashmir today organised a one day Sensitization programme on Covid Appropriate Behavior (CAB) and Vaccination for the Principals of Crèche/Day-Care Schools of district Srinagar at Oasis Educational Institute, Gogji Bagh, here. The Programme was graced by Incharge DCCRK, Tahir Ahmad Magray; Dr. Talat Jabeen SSO/Epidemiologist Kashmir, President –Kashmir Creche & Day Care Association, Waseem; Chairman Oasis Groups of Schools, Aashiq Hussain Masoodi; Dr. Rouf Husaain Rather; Dr.Umar Nazir Public Health Experts from DCCRK, Dr. Shakira Incharge Covid-19 mitigation...

Lt Governor greets people on Eid-i-Milad
Srinagar, October 18 (Scoop News)- Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha has extended his warm greetings to the people of the Union Territory on the eve of Eid-i-Milad-un-Nabi. In his message of felicitations, the Lt Governor hoped that the auspicious occasion would foster the spirit of togetherness amongst the people of all faiths, and deepen the bond of unity and communal harmony. The Lt Governor prayed for the well-being and happiness of the people of the UT. ‘May this auspicious occasion bring sustained peace, development, and prosperity in J&K’, the Lt Governor said. ...

Director NIT Srinagar hosts interaction meeting with MBA students, returned from Dubai Industrial tour
Srinagar, October 18 (Scoop News)- Director National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar Prof. (Dr) Sehgal on Monday held an interaction meeting with MBA 2020 batch students, who recently returned from an Industrial tour to Dubai. The student delegation were on a 10-day tour to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) along with some faculty members from the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences & Management NIT Srinagar. While welcoming back student delegation at the campus, Prof. Sehgal said industrial tours are important for MBA students for getting first-hand experience of the market trends, research facilities, and other things across the globe. “The experience goes b...

Dr Gera chairs maiden meeting of Poplar Commission
Srinagar, October 17 (Scoop News)- The “Poplar Commission” recently constituted by the government held its maiden meeting here under the chairmanship of Principal Chief Conservator Forests (HoFF), Dr. Mohit Gera. Pertinently, the Commission has been constituted to advise on introduction, cultivation, utilization and regulation of poplars as well as formulation of policy on Poplar cultivation in Jammu and Kashmir. The first of its kind in the country, the Commission is being chaired by PCCF and Head of Forest Force with members and experts from Forest Department, Social Forestry Department, SKUAST and allied fields including representatives from Wood Based Industry, poplar growing farme...

Mushroom Cultivation, a potential entrepreneurship for youth: Advisor Farooq Khan
Srinagar, October 17 (Scoop News)- Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan, emphasized all the stakeholders for encouraging and promoting Mushroom Cultivation, a potential entrepreneurship for youth in Jammu and Kashmir, in a big way. Advisor stated this during his recent visit to Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu. He interacted with undergraduate students of Experiential Learning Programme on Mushroom Cultivation and Spawn Production. He motivated the students to take up enterprises of mushroom cultivation and spawn production as these are the potential enterprises of future. He emphasized that artificial cultivation of mushrooms round the y...

Killing of two non-local labourers in Larm Ganjipora Kulgam barbaric: Tarigami
Srinagar, October 17 (Scoop News)- CPI (M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami said that the killing of two non-local labourers in Larm Ganjipora area of Kulgam district is unfortunate. Killing innocent labourers who have come here to earn their livelihood is a heinous crime. This is aimed at targeting the interests of people of Kashmir and this is happening at a time when the harvesting season is at its peak. Mere condemnation is not enough. It is time for all of us to come forward and unitedly raise our voice against these criminals who are committing such heinous crimes. We appeal the civil society, political parties irrespective of their political agenda to raise their voice...

Killing of two non-locals workers in Srinagar and Pulwama tragic: Tarigami
Such barbaric incidents have no place in a civilised society
Srinagar, October 16 (Scoop News)-CPI (M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami said that the killing of two non-local workers in Srinagar and Pulwama is unfortunate. Such barbaric incidents have no place in a civilised society. We condemn these killings in the strongest words and express deep sympathy with the bereaved families. ...

Secretary Tourism inaugurates Specialised wellness center at Pahalgam Club
Srinagar, October 16 (Scoop News)- Under the ambit of National Ayush mission, a specialised wellness centre was inaugurated at Pahalgam club by Secretary Tourism, Sarmad Hafeez. Wellness centre will extend different types of treatments like cup Therapy, Accupuncture, prakriti mizaj determination, lifestyle counselling and related services to patients. A yoga session was also held in which officials and tourists participated. Simultaneously, the Government Ayush department also organized a free wellness camp on the occasion where immuno boosting medicines were distributed among the tourists and locals. It is pertinent to mention here that such wellness centers have also been setup at ...

Chief Secretary reviews mining operations
Directs installation of helpline numbers to facilitate grievance redressal
Srinagar, October 16 (Scoop News)- The Chief Secretary, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, today chaired a meeting to review mining activities towards ensuring the availability of construction material at reasonable prices in Jammu and Kashmir. Administrative Secretaries of departments of Revenue, Mining, Forest, Ecology & Environment, besides Director, Ecology, Environment & Remote Sensing, Member Secretary, Pollution Control Board (PCB), Divisional Commissioners of Kashmir and Jammu, all Deputy Commissioners, District SPs, and concerned officers participated in the meeting. While emphasizing the availability of various minor minerals at reasonable prices, the Chief Secretary directed the concerned ...

Government announces operational Guidelines to avail Export Subsidy
Srinagar, October 16 (Scoop News)- In a decision that is likely to arrest the decline of the exports of Handicraft and Handloom goods from Kashmir, the Government today announced the operational guidelines to avail the Export subsidy after the same was cleared by the Administrative council recently. The main objective of the Export subsidy is to provide promotional measures to boost the Handicrafts & Handloom exports from the UT. Under the scheme, an incentive of 10% of the total volume of Handicraft/Handloom products exported to any country with maximum reimbursement of 5crore (whichever is lesser) will be provided to the eligible exporters who are registered with the Handicrafts & Hand...

Forest department conducts trainings on forest rights act
Srinagar, October 16 (Scoop News)- J&K Forest Department organized a weeklong orientation and capacity building programmes for implementation of Forest Rights Act, 2006 in different districts of Kashmir Region. Dr. Arvind Jha,IFS (Retd), Former Commissioner, Tribal Research Institute, Pune Maharashtra was the expert resource person who conducted series of sessions for members of District Level Committees, Sub Divisional Level members of Gram Sahba & FRC committees constituted under the Forest Rights Act. A large number of people including BDCs and other grass root level PRI functionaries participated actively in these Training programmes. A One day orientation and capacity building p...

CEO NITI Aayog visits Pahalgam; chairs meeting of tourism officers
Anantnag, October 16 (Scoop News)- CEO, NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India), Amitabh Kant, today visited Pahalgam where he chaired a meeting of tourism officers. CEO had a detailed review of strategy, progress and steps being taken up for development of tourism sector in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Secretary, Tourism, Sarmad Hafeez, presented power point presentation detailing achievements, strategies being employed to attract tourists and develop new tourist destinations in the UT followed by a threadbare discussion on the same. Secretary apprised the CEO NITI Aayog that several steps like organising summer and winter festivals at various locations, ...

Chairperson DDC Baramulla calls on Lt Governor
Srinagar, October 16 (Scoop News)- Ms. Safina Baig, DDC Chairperson, Baramulla today called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha here at Raj Bhavan. Ms. Baig apprised the Lt Governor about various important issues pertaining to the development of her district and welfare of its people. She also put forth the demand of granting ST status to Pahari-speaking people, besides raising salary of MGNREGA staff employed under the rural employment guarantee scheme. The Lt Governor while listening to the demands put forth by the DDC Chairperson assured her of redressal of genuine demands on merit. He further urged her to continue her noble endeavours of furthering issues of public welfare and dev...

Advisor Farooq Khan visits Qazigund; Asks officers to take PRIs onboard in planning, execution of projects
Anantnag, October 16 (Scoop News)- Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan, today visited Qazigund and assessed the status of development projects being executed in the area. The Advisor was accompanied by Director Agriculture, Kashmir and Director Horticulture Kashmir besides other senior officers. Advisor met several delegations of PRI members, Councillors of Municipal Committee Qazigund, local trader and Auqaf associations besides prominent citizens of Qazigund and listened to their demands and grievances. The delegations put forth various demands related to development and welfare of their respective areas. Their issues included enhancement of PMAY targets, completion of works u...

Covid vaccine for children will help reopen schools: DAK
Srinagar, October 16 (Scoop News)- With the approval of Covaxin for children, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Saturday said the vaccine will pave way for reopening of schools. “Vaccination will play an important role in getting children back to classrooms,” said DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan. He said prolonged closure of schools due to Covid-19 has impacted education at all levels. Not only academic learning, school closure has resulted in loss of social and emotional learning which is important for holistic development of children. “Now we have the vaccine that would help children to return to classrooms and ensure safe learning in schools,” he said. The ...

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