Thursday, July 16, 2020
 
 Top Stories of The Day
Orientation program of IIM Jammu inaugurated at the hands of Dr. Jitendra Singh, MoS, GoI
Jammu, July 16 (Scoop News)-Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, IIM Jammu laid down the path for a bright future of 240 students comprising the fifth MBA batch and the first Ph.D. batch. The orientation and induction programme started at 7:30 am with an online yoga session conducted by Ms. Vaijayanti Joshi, who is not only a yoga instructor but also a nutritionist and motivational coach. This healthy session was followed by a break after which students were introduced to the faculty members. Students were given an opportunity to interact with the professors and understand the principles of IIM Jammu better. This was followed by the main attraction, the inauguration of the Orientation Programme of IIM Jammu. The Chief Guest of the inauguration programme was Dr. Jitendra Singh, Honourable Minister of State (Independent), Government of India, presided by Dr. Milind Kamble, Chairman, Governi...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
JK reports 493 new positive cases, 6337 recovered so far
Jammu, July 15 (Scoop News)-The Government on Wednesday informed that 493 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 57 from Jammu division and 436 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 11666. Also 11 COVID-19 deaths have been reported from Kashmir Division. Moreover, 114 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 14 from Jammu Division and 100 from Kashmir Division. According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 11666 positive cases, 5123 are Active Positive, 6337 have recovered and 206 have died; 18 in Jammu division and 188 in ...

Recovery of more than 20,000 cases in the last 24 hours pushes the Recovery Rate to 63.24%
Recovered Cases close to 6 lakhs
New Delhi, July 15 (Scoop News)-The last 24 hours have seen a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 patients recovering. 20,572 people were cured which has taken the total number of recovered cases among COVID-19 patients to 5,92,031. The recovery rate has climbed up to 63.24% today. The surge in recovered cases is driven by aggressive testing, timely diagnosis and effective management of the patients either through supervised home isolation or under active medical attention in the hospitals. The actual case load of COVID-19 is only 3,19,840 active cases. They are all under medical supervision. The norms and standards for Home Isolation along with use of oxymeters have helped to keep...

WHO advises 140 tests/day/million population
22 States/UTs in India are already conducting 140 and more tests/day/ million
New Delhi, July 15 (Scoop News)-WHO in its Guidance Note on “Public Health Criteria to Adjust Public Health and Social Measures in the Context of COVID-19” has advised comprehensive surveillance for suspected cases. While explaining the concept of comprehensive surveillance and testing of suspect cases, WHO advises that a country needs 140 tests per day per million population. With the various coordinated efforts made by the Centre and the States/UTs, 22 States/UTs in India are already conducting 140 and more tests per day per million. States/UTs are being regularly advised to increase ...

Dulhasti Power Station Management warns public not to move near River Chenab
Dulhasti (Kishtwar), July 15 (Scoop News)-Dulhasti Power Station will carry out emergent reservoir flushing on 16.07.2020 (Thursday) from 00:00 Hrs. to 18:00 Hrs. to recover the missing persons and vehicle due to accident near upstream of Dul Dam. The Management of Dulhasti Power Station, NHPC Limited has cautioned General Public of Distt-Doda and Kishtwar and Public of village Dul, Benzwar, Cherhar, Bhandarkot, Hasti, Kandani, Prem Nagar & Pul Doda in particular to not to move near River Chenab on 16.07.2020 (Thursday) from 00:00 Hrs to 18:00 Hrs as the gates of Dulhasti Power Stati...

 
 Ladakh News
LG Mathur called on by CEC Leh and Kargil
Launches Mission Organic Development Initiative & Ladakh Greenhouse Project
Leh, July 04 (Scoop News)- LG R. K. Mathur was today called on by CEC Leh, Gyal P. Wangyal and CEC Kargil Feroz Ahmed Khan, where roles and functioning of the councils of Leh and Kargil was discussed. LG Mathur, on the occasion, laid emphasis on enhancing the abilities of the two Councils to fully utilize their budget and deliver greater benefits to the people of Ladakh. Later on, LG R. K. Mathur e-launched Mission Organic Development Initiative (M.O.D.I) of Ladakh and Ladakh Greenhouse Project at the Raj Niwas Ladakh with the foresighted ambition of steering Ladakh on a sustainable p...

Singh visiting Ladakh to hold high level meeting of field Commanders
Leh(Ladakh)), July 2, (Scoop News)-To take stock of Indian army’s preparedness, the Union Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh, is scheduled to visit Ladakh region on any day of next week, informed sources said. Singh is expected to hold high level meetings with the field commanders of 14th Corps, sources said adding this will be the first visit of the Defence Minister of the region after two hostile neighbouring armies, India and China, witnessed a violent standoff in which 20 Indian brave hearts were martyred on June 15/ 16. Both India and China have significantly enhanced their deployments with thousands of soldiers, helicopters, fighter jets, heavy artillery, tanks, multi barrel roc...

Disposal of case properties, vehicles in police stations: Khanna writes to Lieutenant Governors of Jammu Kashmir & Ladakh UTs
Jammu, July 01 (Scoop News)- National Vice President of Bharatiya Janata Party and former Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha & Lok Sabha, Avinash Rai Khanna, has written to the Lieutenant Governors of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh UTs taking up the issue of disposal of case properties and vehicles lying in police stations across the UTs. Khanna has written similar letters to all the Chief Ministers and Governors of States and other Union Territories. He has brought into their notice the orders of Supreme Court in a writ petition (c) No. 14 of 2008, decided on 19/4/2010 that has directed all the state governments, Union Territory Administrators and Director Generals of Police to ensure macro i...

3rd Round of Corps Commander level talks remain inconclusive
IAF cargo planes play pivotal role in ferrying troops and equipment to vintage points in Himalayas, Pak moves 20 battalions near LoC in GB area
Leh(Ladakh), July 1, (Scoop News)-The third round of Corps Commander level talks between India and China held at Chushul in eastern Ladakh have remained inconclusive due to Chinese obstinacy. The talks between Lieutenant General Harinder Singh, Corps Commander of Leh based 14th Corps and Major General Liu Lin, Commander of the South Xinjiang Military District on June 30 that lasted for over 10 hours during which India insisted its opponents to vacate the areas that have been occupied treacherously since April this year. Informed sources said that there has been no progress on the ground and termed the situation as tense in Pongong Tso, Demchok and Depsang areas with no immediat...

1 tested COVID-19 positive in Kargil district; 30 patients cured in UT Ladakh
Active cases drop to 347
Leh,June 29 (Scoop News)-As per the media bulletin released by the Directorate of Health Services UT Ladakh, 09 patients in Home Isolation from Leh district and discharged. While, 18 patients from COVID Hospital Kargil and 3 patients from COVID Care Centre Kargil were discharged today from Kargil district after their negative reports was received by CMO Leh and Kargil respectively yesterday. With this, the number of COVID-19 active cases in UT Ladakh has dropped to 347; 98 in Leh district and 249 in Kargil district and the condition of all 347 active cases of COVID-19 in UT Ladakh is stable. The bulletin further reports that, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Leh received 31 nega...

Hardeep Singh Puri, Avinash Rai Khanna address virtual “Jan Samvad Rally” in Ladakh
Leh,June 29 (Scoop News)-The first Virtual Rally was conducted by BJP Ladakh today from Party Office Leh. Hardeep Singh Puri Hon’ble Union Minister was the main Speaker Avinash Rai Khanna National Vice President from Pubjab, Dorjey Angchuk District President, Gyal P Wangyal Hon’ble CEC and Jamyang Tsering Namgyal Hon’ble MP main speaker from Leh and Haji Anayat Ali former Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Assembly from Kargil. Dorjey Angchuk District President inaugurated the event by lighting the traditional lamp with Gayal P Wnagyal Hon’ble CEC LAHDC Len and Jamyang Tsering Namgyal MP. Around ...

Advisor Umang Narula visits Nubra Sub-Division
Reviews functioning of departments
Leh,June 28 (Scoop News)-Advisor Umang Narula visited Nubra Sub-Division and reviewed the functioning of various departments at the sub-divisional level. In a meeting with the Sub-Divisional Officers, the Advisor reviewed developmental works and various beneficiary oriented schemes being implemented in the sub- division. Sub Divisional Magistrate Nobra, Sonam Norboo welcomed the Advisor and gave a detailed presentation on the developmental activities and overall functioning of the departments at Sub-Divisional level. The Advisor asked the Health Department to submit a proposal for t...

500 metres distance separates Indian and Chinese soldiers in Finger area of Pongong Tso
both sides locked in eyeball to eyeball situations
Leh(Ladakh), June 28, (Scoop News)-Sitting about 500 metres away from each other, the two hostile armies of India and China have hardened their positions along the Line of Actual Control (LoAC) in Pongong Tso area in eastern Ladakh, informed sources said. They said the positions of Indian army and Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) are separated by about 500 metres from each other in Pongong Tso where the situation is precarious in the Finger area particularly between Finger 4 and Finger 8. They are locked in eyeball to eyeball situation in the Finger area which India considers its perception of the LoAC to end at Finger 8 The distance between two fingers is about 10 km and both ...

 
 Debate
“ Vocal For Local “
B L Saraf Catchy one liners are raining thick and fast . What started as a trickle in May 2014 has turned into a spate, gushing down the terrain , unabated , gathering new accretions . It started with “ Achaei Din “ “ Swatch Bharat ‘’ Made in India “ etc and , in 2020 , “ Atamnirbir Bharat “ , “ Vocal for local “etc got added . In between , quite a few phrases of “macho “ intent slipped in . To the faithful ,joined together, these one liners form a bouquet which has an aphoristic flavor and reveals PM Narrandra Modi’s intention to better lot of the country men . To the opponents , however , it...

Modi’s Challenge to China: Vistaarvaad or Vikasvaad
Straight Talk
K B Jandial PM Modi is well known for his unexpected moves including unscheduled visits and bold statements, controversies notwithstanding. On July 3, PM surprised again, this time the nation as well as the belligerent neighbour, China by landing at Leh to personally review situation in Ladakh sector in the wake of China’s build up in Eastern Ladakh and bloodiest scuffle at icy heights of Galwan in which 20 bravehearts were martyred and inflicted greater casualties on PLA. On December 25, 2015,PM Modi had surprised the world by landing at Lahore unexpectedly to wish the then Pak PM Nawaz Sharief on his birthday and to convey greetings on the marriage of his granddaugh...

Geelani disassociates from Hurriyat: Story of ideological crisis
K.N. Pandita For quite some time Geelani was mute, maybe owing to advancing age problem like dementia. In a letter, scripted three months ago but released now to the heads of the eight units of his organization (Hurriyat – G), he made threadbare confession of his dissatisfaction with the units of his organization in both parts of the State. A diehard Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) standard-bearer, who trained some enthusiastic young Kashmiris in Jamaat ideology, like late Ayub Thukar and Ghulam Nabi Fai (respectively London and the US-based JI (Kashmir) activists, Geelani has always been an blunt pro-Pakistani leader of old school. He fought and won three assembly elections in J&K and los...

Galwan: ‘Surgical Strike’, But Not T20 Match
Straight Talk
K B Jandial While the martyrdom of 20 brave hearts in the bloodiest scuffle at Galwan in Eastern Ladakh has shocked the nation coming after 45 years of peace on LAC, reports of confusing developments like agreement on disengagement of troops but not adhering to it with simultaneous heavy build-up is equally disturbing. Blood at the icy heights of Galwan valley on the intervening night of June 15-16, has sunken the huge personal goodwill built by PM Modi & President Xi Jinping in last six years including ‘Wuhan Spirit’( April 2018) & ‘Chennai ( Mamallapuram)Connect’ (Oct. 2019),that laid down a roadmap for long term peaceful, stable and friendly relationship. The biggest outcome ...

Time for India to act offensive
K N Pandita Chinese intrusion in Eastern Ladakh is a pre-meditated plan with close relevance to the ominous situation developing in South Asia. China’s threatening postures and dubious moves are a threat to peace in the region. China’s ambition is to dominate the Asian Continent militarily and economically. Nibbling at the borders of her neighbours is China’s history. India is facing this menace along 7000 km Himalayan border with China just because of Nehru putting an end to the strategic buffer of Tibet. Pressure from the international community is growing in China for an investigation into the leakage and global spread of coronavirus. World leaders have begun to concede that ...

Political vacuum in Jammu and Kashmir
Security forces face a daunting task of restoring peace in Kashmir valley
Dr Ashok Bhan The Constitutional changes of August 2019 and reorganization of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir distended the role of Police and security forces (SFs). Besides intensifying the counter-insurgency operations, there were new challenges of ensuring strict enforcement of lockdown restrictions and preventing protests. To be fair to the Jammu and Kashmir Police and the SFs, they have done a commendable job. The law and order situation, despite being fragile, was not allowed to go out of hands. There were notable successes in counter-terrorist operations with over one hundred terrorists, including top commanders of HM, JeM and LeT, neutralized during the ...

Shyma Prasad Mookerjee: another Sardar Patel
K B Jandial Dr. Shyma Prasad Mookerjee’s meteoric rise in Indian national scene in just 14 years’ of public life, visionary, clarity on critical issues, people-centric ideology, steadfastness on his nationalistic views, courage to take on PM Jawaharlal Nehru on national important issues within and outside Union Cabinet made him the second Sardar Patel. Recognising his courage, abilities and commitments, the Times of India had written that “the mantle of Sardar Patel has fallen on Dr. Mookerjee”. It is unfortunate that career of one of the greatest scholars, statesmen and parliamentarians of India was cut short on 23rd June 1953 when he died mysteriously in captivity at ...

Think Again Where Are We ?
B L Saraf One more Kashmiri Pandit has been crucified at the altar of nationalism. One more human life has been sniffed out by a gun wielded by the demented bigot . Once again an attempt is on to ‘ intellectualize ‘ the dastardly act . Always available , though in different attire , apologists are up with a loud whisper “ No it was not a KP but a public functionary working in a remote village who has been killed by the militants .” Well we are yet to know whether a Sarpanch’s post is a religious neutral one ,which required a potential candidate to be a person not adhering to any faith or belief . Or , once elected the faithful had to forsake...

 Jammu News
Day 52: Jammu, Srinagar Airports receive 24 domestic flights with 2,843 passengers
Jammu, July 15 (Scoop News)-On Day 52 of resumption of operation of routine domestic operations in Jammu and Kashmir, 24 domestic flights with 2,843 passengers on board today arrived at Jammu and Srinagar Airports. Besides, an International evacuation flight with 91 passengers on board under Vande Bharat Mission has arrived Srinagar airport. A total of 670 passengers aboard 9 regular commercial flights arrived at the Jammu Airport while 15 domestic flights with about 2173 passengers on board landed at Srinagar Airport today. Pertinently, Jammu Airport Authorities have received a total of 376 domestic flights with 27,777 passengers while Srinagar Airport Authorities have received 614 dom...

COVID-19: Govt evacuates 2,21,505 stranded JK residents
1,51,511 via Lakhanpur, 69,994 through special trains
Jammu, July 15 (Scoop News)-The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 2,21,505 JK residents, stranded in other parts of the country due to COVID lockdown, via Lakhanpur and through special trains and buses till date amid strict observance of all necessary guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures. As per the official data received in this regard, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has received 84 special trains at Jammu and Udhampur railway stations from different states and UTs, so far, with about 69,994 passengers while about 1,51,511 persons from other states and UTs including 823 from abroad have been evacuated by the government through Lakhanpur till date. As per t...

About 92100 registrations and 34550 candidates completed their online application submission process
on JKSSB’s Online Application Portal for Class IV posts since 10th July 2020
Jammu, July 15 (Scoop News)- The Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board has advertised 8575 posts of Class IV posts for District/Divisional/Union Territory cadre in various departments under the provisions of the Jammu and Kashmir Appointment to the Class-IV (Special Recruitment) Rules, 2020, in pursuance of General Administration Department’s Revised Indent No. GAD/Mtg/RB-IV/50/2020 Dated 22.06.2020 under Advertisement Notification No. 01 of 2020 dated 26.06.2020. The Board had fixed 10th July 2020 as date of commencement for submission of online applications on JKSSB’s Online Application Portal. Till today morning, 92100 Registrations have been done by the candidates on JKSSB’s On...

Vibodh demands adequate security arrangements for BJP leaders in Kashmir
Guns can't silence BJP workers in Kashmir: Vibodh
Jammu, July 15 (Scoop News)-Strongly condemning attacks on BJP leaders in Kashmir, BJP J&K general secretary and in-charge Kashmir, Vibodh Gupta said that guns can’t silence the voice of those who are fighting for humanity and peace in Kashmir region. He expressed his anguish over the abduction of Vice President Municipal Committee Watergam and BJP Leader Mehraj ud din Malla, from North Kashmir district. Vibodh Gupta said that these incidents stands testimony to the fact that the separatists and the militants are worried of the increasing grip of BJP in Kashmir region. He strongly asserted that people of Kashmir have entrusted their faith in BJP for a better future. ”These types o...

Dr. Jitendra Singh, MoS to Inaugurate 5 Day Online Orientation Program at IIM Jammu on July 16
Jammu, July 15 (Scoop News)-Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Jammu commences its 5 Day orientation programs from 16th – 21st July 2020, for the 5th batch of MBA and 1st batch of PhD Program in an online mode. The purpose of the orientation program is to familiarize incoming students with IIM Jammu systems, processes, procedures and general rules so as to make them comfortable and adapt faster to the new environment. It facilitates initial academic introduction and course selection. Students get acclimatized to the current requirements and changes adopted by the institute due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and become aware of the virtual facilities provided to them. Orientation prog...

Arun Sabharwal and Deepali Sharma take over as President and Secretary of Rotary Club of Jammu City
Jammu, July 15 (Scoop News)-In an installation ceremony, the Rotary Club of Jammu City (RCJC) installed Rtn. Arun Sabharwal as President and Rtn. Deepali Sharma as Secretary of the Club for the year 2020-21. Speaking on the occasion, the new President assured to carry forward all the projects undertaken by the outgoing team as also to undertake new projects for mitigating the sufferings of the poor people. Rtn. Arun Ninawat, the Immediate Past President, highlighted the work done by the Club in the past and thanked all members of the Club for their tireless efforts and unflinching support in serving the cause of humanity at large. The members of the Club who have been assigne...

Gole Panjpeer, Camp Talab Tillo, Ward No. 32 declared containment/red zones; Lockdown imposed
Jammu, July 14 (Scoop News)- District Magistrate Jammu, Sushma Chauhan, vide powers conferred upon her under section 144 of CrPC read with relevant provisions under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 and the Disaster Management Act, 2005, has declared Gole Panjpeer, Jaswant Plaza and adjoining areas, Camp Talab Tillo, Ward No. 32, Police Station Domana of district Jammu, as containment /red zone and imposed strict lockdown and tight perimeter control in the said area, except for essential needs. Accordingly, the SOPs issued by the State Executive Committee vide its order number 38-JK-DMRRR of 2020 dated 14-4-2020 shall apply to the above specified areas. However, for any medical emergency,...

Day 51: Jammu, Srinagar Airports receive 24 domestic flights with 2,716 passengers
Jammu, July 14 (Scoop News)-On Day 51 of resumption of operation of routine domestic operations in Jammu and Kashmir, 24 domestic flights with 2,716 passengers on board today arrived at Jammu and Srinagar Airports. A total of 616 passengers aboard 9 regular commercial flights arrived at the Jammu Airport while 15 domestic flights with about 2100 passengers on board landed at Srinagar Airport today. Pertinently, Jammu Airport Authorities have received a total of 367 domestic flights with 27,107 passengers while Srinagar Airport Authorities have received 599 domestic flights with 77,918 passengers since 25th of May till date. Also, the Jammu and Kashmir government has brought back about ...

 
 Kashmir News
DDC Udhampur reviews implementation of 'One Nation One Ration Card' Scheme
Udhampur, July 15 (Scoop News)-District Development Commissioner, Dr. Piyush Singla today monitored the transactions under one nation one ration card scheme (ONORC) and reviewed the progress for effective implementation of the scheme in Udhampur District. While briefing the media persons, the DDC said that under this integrated management public distribution system the beneficiary of any state/District /Tehsil can avail their subsidized ration from anywhere in the country. He added that the first and foremost criteria for availing ration under ONORC is the Aadhar enabled authentication/ transaction by the beneficiary. The DDC said that the seeding of Aadhar with the respective ration ...

Advisor Baseer Khan appeals to public to wear masks
Srinagar, July 15 (Scoop News)- Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today appealed to people asking them to wear masks in public places and observe social distancing norms. He said that in view of the recent spike in number of Covid-19 cases across J&K it is obligatory for all irrespective of age, gender and profession to wear masks and religiously follow medical advisories regarding social distancing and sanitization measures that are being issued by the administration from time to time. Emphasizing the use of masks at all public places, the Advisor said that recent studies have shown that use of masks has been the most effective way to reduce person-to-person spread of c...

Govt extends timeline for conduct of SMC Mayor Elections by 3 months
Srinagar, July 15 (Scoop News)-Jammu and Kashmir Government has extended the timeline for conduct of elections to the post of Mayor, Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) to three months in view of prevailing Covid -19 pandemic. As per an order issued by the Housing and Urban Development Department, the election timeline has been extended as per the sub-section (2) of section 36 of J&K Municipal Corporation Act, 2000, notified vide SO 219 Dated 15-07-2020. “Whereas ,the second proviso to sub-section (2) of section 36 of J&K Municipal Corporation Act, 2000, notified vide SO 219 Dated 15-07-2020 provides that the Government may, if the circumstances so warrant, on account of reasons of i...

Asgar Samoon stresses on skilling for gainful employment of youth
One- day webinar organised to observe World Youth Skills Day
Srinagar, July 15 (Scoop News)-With the aim to achieve better socio-economic conditions for today’s youth as a means of addressing the challenges of unemployment and under employment, J&K Skill Development Mission, today, celebrated World Youth Skills Day with the theme “Skills for a resilient youth”. The importance of developing skilled youth was at the core of this year's message for World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) focused on the theme “Skills for a Resilient Youth”. Keeping in view the current situation due to Covid-19 pandemic, J&K Skill Development Mission (JKSDM) organised webinars on various topics related to skill development and entrepreneurship to observe this year’s WYSD. Princ...

SEBCC given wide powers to address issues of socially, educationally backward classes in J&K: Justice (Retd) Sharma
Srinagar, July 15 (Scoop News)-Jammu and Kashmir Socially and Educationally Backward Classes Commission (SEBCC) has been given wide range of powers to look into the issues of Socially and Educationally Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the J&K. This was stated by Chairman SEBCC, Justice (Retd) GD Sharma during a press conference here today. Justice Sharma also informed that the Commission has been given very wide powers to determine the criteria to be adopted in considering any section of the people in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir as Socially and Educationally Backward Classes. He said the Commission would be using criteria to examine inclusion of o...

Indoor Stadium worth Rs 4 cr coming up in Budgam soon: Sarmad Hafeez
Secretary YS&S inspects construction works; asks for expeditious execution
Budgam, July 15 (Scoop News)-Secretary Youth Service and Sports (YSS), Sarmad Hafeez, today inspected construction works being executed in the indoor stadium, adjacent to sports ground Budgam and asked the concerned authorities for expeditious completion of this prestigious project. District Development Commissioner Budgam, Shahabaz Ahmad Mirza and Secretary Sports Council J&K Dr Naseem Choudary besides other concerned officers were present on the occasion. While taking stock of progess on several works being executed in the stadium, Secretary directed the concerned executing agency and J&K Sports Council to accelerate the pace of work by further adding to the existing manpower and machi...

Covid-19 death toll in Kashmir higher than reported: DAK
Srinagar, July 15 (Scoop News)- Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Wednesday said the actual number of Covid-19 deaths in Kashmir valley is higher than what is reported. “Many Covid-19 deaths go unreported in Kashmir,” said DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan. “The official count of Covid-19 deaths in the valley is an underestimate and only provides a snapshot of the true death toll virus has taken,” he said. Dr Nisar said many people with Covid symptoms don’t get tested for the virus because of the fear of stigma and quarantine of family members. “Social stigma makes people hide their illness and keep them away from seeking health care,” he said. Dr Nisar said p...

Div Com chairs weekly Covid-19 review meeting
Directs for strictness against SoP violators
Srinagar, July 14 (Scoop News)-The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole Tuesday chaired weekly review meeting on Covid-19 pandemic here. The Divisional Commissioner directed for taking strict action against the SoP violators for not wearing mask and adhering to social distancing. He instructed Deputy Commissioners of valley districts to ensure that goods and service providers, customers, transporters, commuters and others do strictly abide by the laid down guidelines regarding Coronavirus for its effective control. He also called for active involvement of Revenue, Police, FCS&CA, Traffic Police, Municipalities and Legal Metrology departments in strict adherence to the ...

 
 Other Stories
Awantipora Police arrests terrorist associate; arms and ammunition recovered
Srinagar, July 15 (Scoop News)-Police in Awantipora along with security forces have arrested a terrorist associate linked to proscribed terror outfit LeT. The arrested terrorist associate has been identified as Sahil Farooq Mir resident of Chakoora Pulwama. As per the police records he was involved in providing shelter, logistics and other support to the LeT terrorists, besides he was also involved in transporting arms/ ammunition to the terrorists operating in Tral, Kakpora, Khrew and Awantipora areas. Incriminating material including explosive material and ammunition has been recovered from him in Noorpora area. Accordingly, a case FIR No.92/2020 under relevant sections of law h...

Bhagat launches MMP for registration of workers with BOCWWB
Reviews progress of several welfare schemes of L&E Deptt
Srinagar, July 15 (Scoop News)- Commissioner Secretary Labour & Employment Department, Saurabh Bhagat today launched the Mission Mode Project (MMP) for registration of construction workers with J&K Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (JKBOCWWB). The MMP was launched through video conference with all Deputy Commissioners and Assistant Labour Commissioners. B.H. Qaifi, Director Finance, Labour & Employment Department; Abdul Rashid War, Labour Commissioner; Showkat Ahmad, Additional Secretary Labour & Employment Department; Surinder Sharma and other concerned attended the meeting. The meeting was informed that J&K BOCWWB providing relief to the active workers including spe...

Dir H&H chairs Artisans & Weavers meet
Participants learn about registration process for IHGF virtual show
Jammu, July 15 (Scoop News)- Director Handicrafts & Handlooms (H&H), Vikas Gupta, today urged the artisans and Weavers of Jammu to participate in Indian Handicrafts & Gifts Fair (IHGF)- Delhi which has gone virtual in view of Covid pandemic. IHGF is amongst Asia's largest gifts & handicrafts fair, held biannually (Spring & Autumn edition) and is organised by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH). “In step with the new normal, the 49th edition of the Indian Handicrafts & Gifts Fair (IHGF)- Delhi Fair has gone virtual showcasing how wearer/artesian in this pandemic can still be relevant and sell their products”, Gupta said while chairing an Artisans and Weavers meet, here at M...

DM G’bl visits Warpoo red zone area
Ganderbal, July 15 (Scoop News)-District Magistrate Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal today visited Warpoo, Shuhama to review the implementation of restrictions in this recently declared red zone area, after few Covid positive cases were reported in the area. During the visit, the DM said that there shall be no in and out ward movement of any person within the red zone, he also exhorted upon the people to stay indoors and help in breaking the chain of virus in the red zone Muqdam Mohalla and New Colony-Warpoo areas. While interacting with the Masjid Committee, DM urged upon them to advise locals of the village to restrict their movement and desist from allowing relatives or visitors to visit their...

Staff of GMC Ang condoles demise of sister of Prof Shaukat A Jeelani
Anantnag,July 15 (Scoop News)-A condolence meeting was held here today at GMC Anantnag to condole the sad demise of the sister of Prof. (Dr.) Shaukat A Jeelani, Principal/Dean Govt Medical College, Anantnag. The whole Faculty, Medical, Para-Medical, Ministerial and other staff attended the meeting. Two-minute silence was also observed as the mark of respect and prayers were offered for eternal peace to the departed soul and courage to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss. ...

Budgam Police arrests notorious drug peddler; Contraband substance recovered
Srinagar,July 14 (Scoop News)- Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Budgam have arrested a notorious drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at Malpora crossing intercepted an individual identified as Manzoor Ahmad Beigh resident of Malpora-Khag. During checking officers were able to recover 100 grams of Charas from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Khag where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 60/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Khag and investigation in the matter has been initiated. Community members are requeste...

Covid management reviewed in Reasi district
Reasi, July 14 (Scoop News)- Deputy Commissioner Reasi, Indu Kanwal Chib today chaired a meeting to review the COVID-19 management and control measures in the district, here at a meeting . The meeting was attended by ADC, Rajinder Kumar Sharma; ACR, Sanjay Badyal; CMO, Rajiv Kumar Sharma and other District Officers. It was informed that all borders along adjoining Reasi districts are being manned by police personnel and check posts are operatinalised at all 6 routes towards Reasi to keep the track on travelers and vehicles on daily basis. It was further informed that the district administration has set up various control rooms including Covid-19, Red Cross Helpline, Administrati...

DM Kupwara extends restrictions under Sec 144 CrPc with certain relaxations
Kupwara, July 14 (Scoop News)-With an aim to control the spread of COVID-19 infection, District Magistrate Kupwara Anshul Garg today extended the already imposed restrictions under section 144 CrPC and section 34 of Disaster Management Act across the district till July 25 or unless modified earlier. As per an official communiqué, all shops dealing with dairy products and vegetables shall be allowed to operate from Monday to Friday from 7 am to 1 pm. The concerned shop owners are directed to ensure prominent display of Covid-19regulations especially usage of masks outside their shops and ensure that the customers adhere to social distancing within the premises. There shall be no restri...

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Srinagar Police arrests drug peddler; contraband substance recovered
Police Public interaction meeting cum awareness programme held in Srinagar
JMC should educate people to donate Plasma to COVID-19 patients: Kavinder
Former MLC calls on Lt Governor
Mining & Quarrying delegation led by former Minister calls on Lt Governor
Samba Admin felicitates national level girl athletes under BBBP
JMC intensifies drive to register street vendors under ‘Atma Nirbhar Nidhi’
Kishtwar mishap: HEP going for silt flushing on July 16 to retrieve missing persons
Samba, Kathua districts covered under Cheque
Union of India must follow SC judgment vis-à-vis J&K on Travancore Accession judgment:Bhim
 
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