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VC SKUAST-K lays foundation stone of Administrative-cum-Laboratory block for KVK Balpora
Shopian, September 26 (Scoop News)-Vice Chancellor, SKUAST, Kashmir Professor Nazir Ahmad today laid foundation stone of Administrative- Cum- Laboratory block for Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) at Balpura here in presence of District Development Commissioner Shopian, Chaudhry Mohammad Yasin and Director Extension SKUAST Kashmir. Vice Chancellor SKUAST Kashmir was the Chief Guest on the occasion while District Development Commissioner was Guest of Honour. Speaking on the occasion, the Vice Chancellor said that SKUAST Kashmir provides best testing and diagnostic services for soil, plant and livestock health besides awareness is also being created from time to time among farmers about improved...

Bandipora Police arrests drug peddler, psychotropic substances recovered
Srinagar, September 25 (Scoop News)-Acting tough against the drug dealings, Police in Bandipora have arrested a drug peddler and recovered psychotropic substance from his possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at Shadipora Sumbal intercepted one person identified as Bilal Ahmad Rather resident of Waskura Ganderbal. During checking, officers were able to recover 73 bottles of psychotropic substance Codeine Phosphate from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to PS Sumbal where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No.143/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Sumbal and investigation has been initiated. Community member...

Two LeT commanders killed in Anantnag
Srinagar, September 25 (Scoop News)- Two LeT commanders were killed in an encounter in Anantnag. Police said that on 24/09/2020 at about 1800hrs, based on specific input about presence of terrorists in village Sirhama area of Anantnag, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Anantnag Police, 3RR and CRPF in the said area. During the search operation, as the presence of terrorist got ascertained they were given opportunity to surrender however instead they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter. Due to darkness the operation was suspended and the whole area was put under strict cordon. Terrorists trapped inside ma...

Advisor Baseer Khan reviews functioning of JKRLM
Srinagar, September 25 (Scoop News)- Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today chaired a meeting to review the functioning of JK Rural Livelihood Mission (JKRLM) at SKICC here. On the occasion the Advisor also released e-Coffee Table Book of JK Rural Livelihood Mission. The meeting was also attended by Secretary Rural Development and Panchayat Department Sheetal Nanda, Mission Director JKRLM Rubina Kousar, Additional Mission Director JKRLM and District Project Managers. The Advisor took a first-hand feedback from the District Project managers of the Kashmir division about the functioning of Self Help Groups (SHGs) and the various activities undertaken by these groups. He ...

Interventions being done to address industry issues: Advisor Sharma
Srinagar, September 25 (Scoop News)-Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, K.K Sharma today said that the Government is aware of problems being faced by the local Industries in view of the ongoing pandemic and certain interventions like the recently announced package have been undertaken in order to relieve them of the distress. The Advisor was interacting with the representatives of Industries of Jammu and Kashmir Divisions through Video Conferencing here today to discuss and assess the impact on the local Industry post abolition of Toll Tax at Lakhanpur. The meeting was also attended by Financial Commissioner Finance, Arun Mehta, Commissioner Secretary Industries and Commerce Manoj Kumar Dw...

Run for fun: army organises pattan mini marathon-wakathalon
Srinagar, September 25 (Scoop News)-Over 205 boys and girls from several villages of district Baramulla participated in the event organised by 29 Rashtriya Rifles at Parihaspora. The run was divided into two categories, 10 kms for boys and 5 kms for girls. The event also included a Walkathalon for 5 km for both boys and girls. Boys and girls of age groups 10-20yrs participated in the event. The marathon conveyed the message of fit and healthy society and peace and harmony in the Valley. Children participating in the event ran the entire distance with full zeal and vigour. The event was attended by Hazira Begum, BDC Singhpora and Mehdi Hussain, BDC Ganistan Block along with several Sarpa...

J&K Kissan Tehreek holds protests against anti-farmer bills
Srinagar, September 25 (Scoop News)-As part of nation-wide protests against anti-farmer bills and electricity act amendments, J&K Kissan Tehreek held protest rallies across Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. While maintaining social distancing norms, members of J&K Kisan Tehreek, held demonstrations in Press Colony Srinagar to protest against the anti-farmer approach of the BJP government. They said the bills were aimed to help the corporate agri-businesses at the cost of poor farmer’s hard work. While addressing the protest demonstration, General Secretary Kisan Tehreek Ghulam Nabi Malik said that these anti-farmer bills are meant to restructure our country’s agricultural economy in favou...

DF&ES initiates enquiry on media coverage and the statement of GPC members
Srinagar, September 25 (Scoop News)-The Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services (DF&ES), J&K Batamaloo today initiated Departmental enquiry on the media coverage and the statement of GPC members over the issue related to the demise of one of the employees of the department. As per the statement issued here, the Director F&ES has stated that the department has taken strict cognizance of the media coverage and the statement of GPC members over the issue related to the demise of Suraj Pal Singh, an employee of F&ES in Magam due to Covid-19 on September 21, 2020. The statement read that a social media post by the deceased fire service personnel has also been taken note of. “Considering ...

DDC reviews developmental scenario, progress on beneficiary schemes in G’bl
Ganderbal,, September 25 (Scoop News)-District Development Commissioner (DDC) Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal today convened a meeting of concerned officers to review the progress on vital projects and individual beneficiary schemes in the district. During the meeting, the DDC reviewed the physical and financial progress on the projects under execution in the district. He sought details from the concerned department and executing agencies regarding the progress achieved and threadbare discussion was also held regarding the delay in completion of various projects for which time lines were fixed in previous meetings. The DDC exhorted for prioritizing such works and projects that are of public imp...

Director Horticulture Kashmir reviews implementation of HDPP
Srinagar, September 25 (Scoop News)-Director Horticulture Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat today reviewed the status of implementation of High Density Plantation Programme (HDPP) here. During the meeting, the Director instructed all the Chief Horticulture Officers as well as Private Enterprises to ensure that all the required conditions are fulfilled before plantation and work is completed within the stipulated time. Instructions were given to bring more farmers under the ambit of HDPP with a focus on small and marginal farmers so that income of farmers is doubled as envisioned by the Prime Minister. He also instructed the JIT members to complete Joint Inspection of the Apple High Density Orch...

Samoon assesses grievances registered in LG
Grievances Cell regarding Education Deptt
Srinagar, September 25 (Scoop News)-Principal Secretary, School Education and Skill Development, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, today took stock of grievances received on LG Grievances Cell from Panchayat representatives and prominent citizens of Kathua district regarding improvement in education infrastructure. The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Kathua, O P Bhagat, Project Director, Samagra Shiksha, Arun Manhas and other officers and officials of Education department through video conferencing. Dr Samoon directed the officers to evaluate each of the grievances on its merits after visiting the sites and initiate action accordingly. Principal Secretary asked the concerned offi...

IKFS members meets Indian Ambassador in Kuwait
Kuwait,September 24 (Scoop News)- The Executive Members and Patrons of Indo-Kuwait Friendship Society, (www.indo-kwtfriendshipsociety.com) a socio-cultural non-profit friendship association in Kuwait , known to Indian Embassy in Kuwait met Sibi George at the Ambassador's office in the Indian Embassy. Dr. Ghalib Al-Mashoor, President, introduced the Executive members, Patrons of the IKFS. Al-Mashoor added that Former Justice Late Ravindar Sachar, (Head of the Sachar Committee, and Delhi High Court) was the Chief Patron of IKFS from 2012 onwards until his demise. Sibi Geroge, asked about the cultural and social activities carried out by IKFS since its inception. IKFS bri...

Robust public grievances redressal mechanism in place: Advisor Khan
Meets scores of individuals, deputations during weekly public hearing in Srinagar
Srinagar, September 24 (Scoop News)-Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan, today reiterated that the government has put in place a robust and effective public grievances redressal mechanism to ensure prompt resolution of all issues and concerns of masses. Advisor Khan was interacting with the deputations and individuals who called on him during weekly public grievances redressal camp. As many as 150 public deputations and individuals from different areas of Kashmir region attended the camp and projected a number of issues pertaining to Power Development Department, Haj & Auqaf, Social Welfare, Tribal Affairs, Culture, Agriculture/Horticulture and Rural Development & Panchayati R...

Advisor Baseer Khan directs for coordinated efforts for seeking UNESCO Heritage Tag for Mughal Gardens
Srinagar, September 24 (Scoop News)-Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today chaired a meeting here to review the preparation of the nomination dossier for listing Mughal Gardens as UNESCO heritage sites. The meeting was attended by Secretary Department of Tourism, Commissioner Secretary Department of Floriculture, Director, Archives, Archaeology & Museums, Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation, VC Lakes and Waterways Development Authority, Director Tourism Kashmir, Director Floriculture Kashmir and Chief Town Planner Srinagar. During the meeting the Advisor directed the concerned to work in unison and in a coordinated manner so that a well planned dossier is prepar...

Police Public interaction meetings facilitated in Srinagar and Bandipora
Srinagar, September 24 (Scoop News)-As a part of public outreach programme, Police public interaction meetings were facilitated by Srinagar and Bandipora Police while following social distancing norms and other protocols. In Srinagar, the meeting was facilitated at Police Station Rainawari and chaired by SHO PS Rainawari. The meeting was attended by respectable citizens of the area. While in Bandipora, the interaction meetings were held at villages Gujarpati, Chapran, Chanpal and Chaliwan Aragam in the jurisdiction of PS Aragam. The meetings were chaired by SSP Bandipora Shri Rahul Malik- IPS and accompanied by SHO PS Aragam. Duri...

NAJ call for phased protests against anti-labour and anti -farmer laws
New Delhi, September 24 (Scoop News)-The National Alliance of Journalists (NAJ), has called for phased protests against the anti labour and anti farmer bills passed arbitrarily in Parliament and has expressed solidarity with the struggling farmers and workers.. It has cautioned that an era of jungle law, to replace whatever job security existed, was being ushered in the country, step by step, threatening the very existence of journalism and security of wages, reducing most journalists to bonded labourers. A new era of hire and fire is also unfolding increasingly even in Covid 19 times, haunting the journalists profession as never before. In a joint statement today President...

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