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Lt Governor inaugurates Modernized & Upgraded Government Silk Weaving Factory Rajbagh
Century-old manufacturing unit being revamped at cost of Rs.23.54 crores; to benefit 50,000 cocoon farmers
Srinagar, August 05 (Scoop News)- Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today inaugurated the Modernized & Upgraded Government Silk Weaving Factory at Rajbagh, Srinagar marking an important step towards the revival and holistic development of the silk industry in UT. Government Silk Weaving Factory was established in the year 1937 and has been in operation since then. Over a period of time, most of the machinery had become obsolete and the factory suffered huge damage to the infrastructure in the floods of 2014. As part of the revival plan, the Century-old Government Silk Weaving Factory Rajbagh has been upgraded and modernized with a project cost of Rs.23.54 crores under the World Bank Fund...

JK reports 128 new positive cases, 316398 recovered so far
Srinagar, August 05 (Scoop News)- The Government on Thursday informed that 128 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 38 from Jammu division and 90 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 322142. Also, one Covid death has been reported from Jammu division. Moreover, 83 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 10 from Jammu Division and 73 from Kashmir Division. Besides this, 99.52 percent of population above the age of 45 years has been vaccinated across the Jammu and Kashmir. The Bulletin also informs that two new confirmed case of Mucormycosis ha...

Lt Governor interacts with DDC Chairpersons of Kashmir division
3-tiers of Panchayati Raj system - a bridge between policies & their on-ground implementation: LG
Srinagar, August 05 (Scoop News)- Taking note of the area-specific needs & developmental aspirations of the people, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today interacted with the Chairpersons of District Development Councils of Kashmir Division at Civil Secretariat here. During the interaction, the Lt Governor also sought feedback on the pace of the developmental projects and their implementation on ground, besides other issues of public importance in their respective constituencies. A similar interaction with DDCs of the Jammu Division will be held soon. Speaking on the occasion, the Lt Governor reiterated the J&K government’s commitment to making Panchayati Raj Institutions more empowered ...

Union Home Secretary reviews public health response to COVID-19
J&K vaccinates 50 lakh people, 40% of its population
Srinagar, August 05 (Scoop News)- The Union Home Secretary, Ajay Bhalla, while chairing a high-level meeting to review the public health response to COVID-19 urged all Union territories to vigorously follow the strategy of testing, tracking, and treating COVID cases in their jurisdictions, besides, focusing on speedy vaccination of the eligible population towards successful containment of the COVID pandemic. Chief Secretary, Jammu & Kashmir Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta along with Additional Chief Secretary, Health & Medical Education Department, besides Chief Secretaries/Administrators of other Union Territories including Andaman & Nicobar, Chandigarh, Dadar & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, Delhi...

JK reports 149 new positive cases, 316315 recovered so far
Srinagar, August 04 (Scoop News)- The Government on Wednesday informed that 149 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 49 from Jammu division and 100 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 322014. Also, one Covid death has been reported from Kashmir division. Moreover, 127 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 43 from Jammu Division and 84 from Kashmir Division. Besides this, 99.51 percent of population above the age of 45 years has been vaccinated across the Jammu and Kashmir. The Bulletin also informs that no new confirmed case of Mucormycos...

Cabinet Secretary reviews ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’
Discusses commemoration activities with Chief Secretaries of all States/UTs
Srinagar, August 04 (Scoop News)- The Cabinet Secretary, Rajiv Gauba, while chairing a high-level meeting to review the ongoing Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav to celebrate 75 years of India’s Independence; asked all states and Union territories to showcase region-specific accomplishments since 1947 so as to instill a sense of pride, and to create a vision for ‘[email protected]’. Union Home Secretary, Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Chief Secretary, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Union Secretaries for Culture and Information & Broadcasting along with Chief Secretaries of all other States and Union territories participated in the meeting. Secretary, General Administration Department, and Secretary Culture were also present ...

LG appreciates agri related suggestions from Pattan Botanist during ‘Awaam ki Awaaz’
Srinagar, August 04 (Scoop News)- Waseem Ahmad Najar, a young botanist from Pattan, Baramulla was recently appreciated by the Lieutenant Governor in his monthly radio talk show ‘Awaam ki Awaaz'. Waseem, who claims to be NET and GATE qualified in the faculty of Botany had given his valuable suggestions to the J&K premier regarding the improvements to be made in the agricultural sector here. These suggestions were applauded by the LG and his name mentioned in the radio programme. “It is a clear indication that people are being heard and entrusted with the policy suggestions. Hearing youth is hallmark of good governance” Waseem proclaims on asking about his viewpoint on his suggestions be...

JK Academy condoles Padma Sachdev demise
Jammu, August 04 (Scoop News)- Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages today condoled the sad demise of Padma Sachdev renowned Dogri poetess and novelist who passed away today at 81. A condolence meeting was held here this afternoon under the chairmanship of Additional Secretary Academy, Dr A S Amn .The Academy paid rich tributes to late Padma Sachdev and recalled her contribution to Dogri and Hindi literature. In his telephonic address Rahul Pandey , Secretary Academy stated that the death of Padma Sachdev is big loos to Dogri literature in particular and Indian literature in general. Her absence will be long felt in Jammu and Kashmir. He expressed deep c...

JK reports 140 new positive cases, 316188 recovered so far
Srinagar, August 03 (Scoop News)- The Government on Tuesday informed that 140 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 70 from Jammu division and 70 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 321865. Also, three Covid deaths have been reported from Jammu division. Moreover, 98 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 38 from Jammu Division and 60 from Kashmir Division. Besides this, 99.50 percent of population above the age of 45 years has been vaccinated across the Jammu and Kashmir. The Bulletin also informs that no new confirmed case of Mucormycosis ...

Border Area Development Programme reviewed for District Poonch
Govt committed for focused development of border area: Dr Shahid
Jammu, August 03 (Scoop News)- Secretary, Tribal Affairs Department and Prabhari Officer for BADP, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, reviewed the progress on various projects under implementation and feedback on Border Area Development Programme in District Poonch. Proposals related to various projects were discussed for developmental initiatives in border villages. Chairperson, District Development Council Poonch, Tazeem Akhter, Vice-Chairman Mohammad Ishfaq, DDC members, BDC Chairpersons and officers attended the meeting wherein detailed deliberations were held on various sectoral works and feedback for further interventions required for strengthening infrastructure and socio-economic develop...

Advisor Bhatnagar chairs 7th meet of J&K RSC
Says technological interventions, advancements with effective enforcement precursors to reduce the fatalities on the road
Srinagar, August 03 (Scoop News)- Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar today remarked that necessary technological interventions and advancements with effective enforcement are precursors to reduce the fatalities on the road. The Advisor made these comments while chairing the 7th meeting of J&K Road Safety Council (RSC) at Civil Secretariat here. Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo; Principal Secretary, Rural Development and Transport departments, Bipul Pathak; ADGP Traffic, T. Namgyal; Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Secretary, Planning Development and Monitoring Department, IGP Kashmir, Commissioner SM...

Hospitality & Protocol Department observes ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’
Hashmat initiates Cleanliness drive from the premises of Circuit House, Srinagar
Srinagar, August 03 (Scoop News)- A special cleanliness drive commenced today at the Hospitality & Protocol department under the guidance and active participation of Director General (DG) Hospitality & Protocol, Hashmat Ali Khan. The drive which is a prelude to 76th Independence Day commenced from the Circuit House, Church lane and culminated at the State Guest Houses. The drive witnessed participation of a large number of officials in addition to the sanitation staff of the department. Speaking on the occasion, the DG asked all the staff of the department to inculcate cleanliness and raise the ambience and aesthetic value of premises, thereby leading to increased comfort and satisfacti...

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