Friday, September 30, 2016
 
 Top Stories of The Day
Situation alarming, appeal for restraint and peace :Dr. Farooq
‘Thoughts with people living along LoC and Border’
Srinagar, September 29, (Scoop News)-National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said the party was concerned at the alarming situation along the Line of Control. Hoping that cooler heads would prevail, Dr. Farooq Abdullah has made an appeal to uphold the ceasefire agreed upon in 2003. “We hope cooler heads will prevail and the ceasefire of 2003 will be upheld. Our thoughts are with people living along the Line of Control and the International Border as it is them who suffer the most in times of such escalation”, Dr. Farooq Abdullah said in a statement issued from National Conference Headquarters in Srinagar. HE said both India and Pakistan should exercise restraint and open all channels of communications to de-escalate the situation along the Line of Control and the International Border. “Confrontation and hostility between New Delhi and Islamabad have not...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
JK Chief Minister expresses grave concern over escalation of Indo-Pak tension
Calls for restraint, reconciliation; Says confrontation could lead to disaster of epic proportions
Srinagar, September 29, (Scoop News)-Expressing grave concern over the escalation of the situation along the borders in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti today said the confrontation could lead to a disaster of epic proportions if urgent steps are not taken to bring down the heightened tensions in the region. “New Delhi and Islamabad must open the channels of communication realizing the dangerous consequences of any escalation of ongoing confrontation along the borders,” the Chief Minister said while reacting to the latest situation unfolding in the region. Calling for...

Chief Minister reviews functioning of Tourism Development Authorities
Calls for promoting niche tourism activities at new tourist spots, building local economic stakes
Jammu, September 29, (Scoop News)-Asking Tourism Development Authorities to promote niche tourism activities in their respective areas, Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti, Thursday called for a fresh roadmap to strengthen the travel and tourism industry in the state by integrating leisure, adventure, heritage and pilgrim tourism. The Chief Minister made these remarks here while chairing a meeting to review the functioning of Tourism Development Authorities of Jammu province. Also present in the meeting were Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Horticultur...

Indian Army carries out 'surgical strikes' on terror camps across LoC
New Delhi, September 29, (Scoop News)-Indian Army has conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads on the Line of Control last night. Director General of Military Operations(DGMO), Lt. General Ranbir Singh today said that It has been a matter of serious concern that there has been continuing and increasing infiltration by terrorists across Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. This is reflected, amongst others, in the terrorist attacks on 11 and 18 September 16 in Poonch and Uri respectively. Almost 20 infiltration attempts have also been foiled by the Army at or close to the Line o...

CM pitches for Indo-Pak reconciliation, says confrontation is not an option
‘Sub-continent’s future has to be defined by common economic interests instead of hostilities;
Srinagar, September 28, (Scoop News)- Maintaining that war is never an option to resolve the issues, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today pitched for amicable relations between India and Pakistan to fight the poverty and economic deprivation plaguing the region while underlining the need of a bilateral dialogue to resolve the issues. “The two nuclear armed neighbors must cooperate in the fields of social development, including eradication of poverty and with their growing economies and energy needs, and the need for newer, more diverse markets and trading opportunities, the future of the ...

 
 Ladakh News
Government Degree College Kargil Celebrates Annual function
CEC LAHDC Kargil was Chief Guest
Kargil,September 28, (Scoop News)-Government Degree College Kargil today celebrates its ever first annual day at the campus. During the program Chief Executive Councillor LAHDC Kargil Kacho Ahmed Ali Khan was the Chief Guest while Executive Councillor Mohammad Hussain and Syed Hassan Musavi were also invited as guest of honour. Besides that Deputy Commissioner Kargil Kacho Hassan Khan, Additional SSP Kargil Mohammad Jameel, Councillors and army officials were also present during the function. During the program students of the college presented colourful programs including the performance...

Newly nominated three councilors of the 5th LAHDC Leh take oath
Leh, September 27, (Scoop News)-The Principal District & Session Judge Leh Khalil Ahmad Chowdary administered oath to the newly nominated three councilors of the 5th LAHDC Leh at the DC Conference Hall today. Ms. Rinchen Lhamo took oath in Ladakhi language, Advocate Mohammad Nassir in English and Ms. Syeda Bano in urdu. After the oath, Chief Executive Councillor LAHDC Leh Dr. Sonam Dawa Lonpo welcoming the newly nominated councilors said that they have filled the seats lying vacant since last year and hoped that they will work hard towards betterment of the district in general and th...

Prof Matoo visits Kargil, meets deputations
Kargil, September 26, (Scoop News)- Advisor to Chief Minister, Prof Amitabh Mattoo, visited Kargil meeting deputations and interacting with civil society members of the area. He also attended a one-day seminar on ‘Cross LoC Trade CBM’s, a case of Ladakh Region’ organized by Central University of Jammu in Kargil. The seminar discussed various suggestions of all stake holders to policy measures for the State Government to encourage and promote people to people contact across the divided region of the State. Later the Advisor met several deputations from different areas of Batalik sector, who projected several demands like up-gradation of school to high school and other ...

Specialist doctors from Delhi render free medical camp at Leh
Leh, September 26, (Scoop News)-As per past practice, a team of 23 specialist doctors from AIIMS and other reputed medical institutes commenced their week long medical camp in SNM Hospial, Leh today. In the morning they were formally welcomed by CEC, LAHDC, Leh Dr. Sonam Dawa Lonpo in the MS office, SNM hospital. He expressed gratitude to all the doctors for their valuable services provided to the poor and needy people of Ladakh. Dr. Dawa credited Ven. Lama Lobzang for his persistent effort of bring this team of doctors to Ladakh. “He started with 3 doctors in 1990s and it has grown ove...

Tsering Sandup inaugurates ‘Handicrafts Exhibition-cum-Demonstration’
Leh, September 26, (Scoop News)-Executive Councillor Tourism & Handicraft LAHDC Leh Tsering Sandup today inaugurated the opening ceremony of the ten-day ‘Handicrafts Exhibition-cum-Demonstration’ being organized by the LAHDC Leh & Directorate of Handicrafts J&K at Indoor Stadium Leh. Addressing the gathering, EC Tsering Sandup appreciated the idea of conducting such State level exhibition here in Leh which will help benefit the local artisans by giving them the chance to exhibit their talent through such exhibitions. Due to direct benefit from this sector, Sandup said that the handicra...

Another political jolt in Kargil
Three Congress Councillors revolted and withdrawn Support from LAHDC Kargil
Kargil, September 26, (Scoop News)-The unending Political drama in Kargil making people very much irked. After NC the another political jolt has today once again shaken the Congress party in Kargil after three congress councillors Zakir Hussain from Shakar Constituency , Liyaqat Ali from Poyen and Skalzang wangyal from Padum constituency have withdrawn their support from LAHDC Kargil which is heading by Senior PDP leader Kacho Ahmed Ali Khan . However the alliance of PDP and Congress in LAHDC Kargil which was seen to be happen a week ago and after dissolving the NC-Independent led Haji Haneefa led council. Meanwhile the sources said that the crisis was going on for Executive coun...

Army orgainses month long pre- recruitment training in Eastern Ladakh, of 112 potential aspirants
36 aspirants cleared for impending recruitment training
Trishul (Ladakh), September 25, (Scoop News)-With an aim to extend a helping hand to the youth of eastern Ladakh and in pursuit of the vision of Operation Sadbhavana, for the first time in the history of eastern Ladakh a month long pre-recruitment training cadre was organised by Army unit under the aegis of Trishul Division. The cadre involved screening of potential recruits from far flung areas of Ladakh like Hanley, Nyoma, Chumar and Muth, followed by an intensive training capsule focused on imparting intensive physical, mental and psychological training under a pool of qualified...

Army holds inter school competition, events included debate, quiz contest and cultural festival
Darchik (Ladakh), September 24, (Scoop News)-Carrying forward the spirit of ‘Sadhbhavna’ whereby the Army undertakes projects to reach out to the local populace of far-flung areas, an Inter School Competition was conducted under aegis of Tiger Hill Brigade at Govt Middle School, Darchik to facilitate our future generations to interact with their peer groups from different schools of Batalik Sector. The events included Debate, Quiz Competition and a Cultural Festival. Students of eight schools from the villages of Garkon, Sanachey, Chullichang, Batalik, Gurgurdo, Sharche and Darchi...

 
 Debate
Summer 2016 - lesson repeated
By B L Saraf Summer is eagerly awaited by the inhabitants in Kashmir : that it should carry on a bit longer is the desire . But not so for the Summer, 2016 . Given its bloodletting behavior , people prayed for its early exit . Mercifully, it is on the way out . With it , we hope to see abatement of the cycle of violence, unleashed as aftermath of the death of a local boy who had donned a terrorist’s attire . The season may be forgettable , but not the lesson it has thrown up. In recent times it has ...

Eid curfewed in Kashmir, but why?
Straight Talk
By K B Jandial It is said that for the first time in the history of Kashmir major mosques in Kashmir - Hazartbal Dargah, Jamia Masjid, and Dastageer sahib shrine were locked on Eid-ul-Azha, preventing Eid congregation and prayers. It did not happen even during Sikh and Dogra rules. The most important mainstream leader Omar Abdullah who could not offer Eid prayers even at Sayid Sahib Shrine in his neighbourhood, predicted that “it is going to have huge backlash”, terming the action as “an unforgivable offence that had no parallel in Kashmir’s tumultuous history”. He said...

All Party Delegation’s J&K visit
By K.N. Pandita Twenty-six MPs from 20 political parties comprising the parliamentary delegation enjoyed a pleasant 24-hour stay in salubrious Srinagar. Next day, on its way back to New Delhi, the delegation reluctantly made a short stop-over in Jammu to symbolically meet with a few local delegations. Back in Delhi, the one thing which they will have spoken to their party stalwarts with great gusto will be Kashmiri cuisine. Kashmir politics has often been called gushtaba diplomacy usually discussed on the dining table of the Kashmirian Czars in New Delhi. In reply to a media ...

Are we prepared to lose Kashmir?
Straight Talk
By K B Jandial While Government of India has dismissed Pakistan’s plea to discuss Kashmir issue except on PoK, saying that it has no locus- standi some Indian intellectuals have launched a vicious campaign to prepare the nation for accepting if not secession, at least weakening ties with Kashmir. Recently, Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Rajmohan Gandhi in his recent article “Drop the stone…” bracketed Kashmir with Tibet and Palestine and advised Kashmiris to use new methods for success of their “resistance movement”. He wrote, “What is the way out for spirited Kashmiris (or Tib...

Remember Other ‘Stake Holders’, Also
By B L Saraf Yet another all-party delegation is on the way to Srinagar , to talk to the ‘ stake holders .’ We have lost count of such delegations making , fruitless , trips to the riotous Valley . One that , visited last , comes to the mind was led by P Chidambaram , Home Minister in UPA -2 , in 2010 , when Kashmir saw emergence of a stone pelting phenomenon . Thereafter , we had a three member inter-locution team , constituted to find ways and means to address the political issue and sooth the ruffled emoti...

Naare Vizee Krur Khannun ; Dig a well when house is on fire
By B L Saraf There is a guiding principle in the Military Manuel “ Make investment in peace : Draw dividend in war .” For effective governance , this principle could well be extended to any form of the government . Government of India has had number of occasions in Kashmir to put the dictum in practice . Alas, long spells of peace were a wasted occasion ! Instead of being awake to utilize the moment by trying to address the simmering discontent in the Valley , GOI fell in slumber under a mistaken belief that everything was honky dory . This happened and keeps h...

Kashmir rebellion:Then and Now
By Amit Kushari When the first Kashmir rebellion broke out in 1990/91 the situation was very, very grim at that time also and J&K had to remain under President’s rule for six years at a stretch. Curfews continued for one or two weeks and street battles went on, sometimes with rockets and grenades also, in addition to AK 47 guns. The Kashmiri homes are usually well stocked with food because of prolonged harsh winters and so they could manage their kitchen even if curfew continued for ten or twelve days. Early morning some vegetable vendors would secretly arrive to do some brisk business and some meat and chicken shops would also open for an hour or so. The Masjid Committees in the...

Alienation Aspiration and Desperation
By B L Saraf From the nationalist Ghulam Nabi Azad to the autonomist Omar Abdullah , with rag tag political manipulators chipping in , every statement emanating on the prevailing situation in Kashmir is prefaced with :’ Alienation’ and ’ Aspiration’ . The ‘ words ‘ reverberate in the background of 45 day’s bedlam caused by the separatists , on the death of terrorist Burhan Wani . How ironic , that Azad and Omar should queer the pitch when worst happened during their rule in 2008 and 2010 , respectively . Then , we didn’t find these words in their vocabulary . May be the executive power they wielded then stammered their...

 Jammu News
Sat, Nirmal applaud Modi, Indian Army for Surgical strikes
BJP announces 5 lakh compensation to each martyr of Uri
Jammu, September 29, (Scoop News)-The State BJP, during its Working Committee meeting at Udhampur, while expressing sympathies with the families of Uri martyrs, announced that each family of both the jawans hailing from Jammu province will be given rupees five lakh as compensation from the party and further stressed upon the State government to provide adequate compensation to them. The one day meeting started with traditional lighting of lamp and later addressing of different sessions by BJP National Vice-President & J&K Prabhari Avinash Rai Khanna, State President & MLA Sat Sharma, D...

Technology can play important role in ensuring reach of quality education: Priya Sethi
Attends ‘Asian Summit on Education & Skills’
Jammu, September 29, (Scoop News)- Minister of State for Education, Information and Culture Priya Sethi attended the prestigious ‘Asian Summit on Education and Skills’ (ASES) and the annual exhibition ‘Didac India’ held at Bengaluru, Karnataka. The ASES is one of the major annual event which brings together Asian Education and Skill Ministers, Senior Policy Makers, Eminent Educationists and other key stakeholders to share and deliberate on various facets of education and training sector. The focus of summit is on industry-academia partnerships, implementation of policies, technology advancem...

NCC J&K bids farewell to Maj Gen SS Jakhar
Jammu,September 29, (Scoop News)- State NCC Directorate bid farewell to Maj Gen SS Jakhar ADG NCC J &K at an impressive farewell function held at NCC Academy Nagrota. Maj Gen Jakhar will retire from service on his superannuation on 30th September. Major General Sudhir Singh Jakhar is a second generation Army Officer. He is an alumnai of National Defence Academy commissioned into RAJPUTREGIMENT in Dec 1979. He is a graduate of the Defence Service Staff College Wellington, Post Graduate Diploma in Personal Management & Industrial Relationship from DIMS, New Delhi and is also qualified as Inte...

Zulfkar reviews Muharram arrangements
Jammu, September 29, (Scoop News)-Minster for Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today directed the divisional administration to ensure proper arrangements with regard to essential supplies including drinking water, healthcare facilities, uninterrupted power supply, fire services, street lighting, ration, traffic management and full proof security during Muharram days. The Minister was addressing a review meeting convened to discuss Muharram arrangements in Jammu division. Divisional Commissioner Jammu Dr Pawan Kotwal, IGP Jammu Danish Rana, Deputy Commissioner Jammu Simrandeep Singh, Director FCS&CA Jammu G S Chib, Director Health Services Jammu Dr Baljeet Pat...

Lal Singh asks wildlife authorities to adopt concrete measures for containing man, animal conflicts
Jammu, September 29, (Scoop News)-Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh has directed the authorities of Wildlife Department to take concrete measures for containing man-animal conflicts to save precious human lives. The Minister passed these directions while interacting with the officers of Wild Life Department after inspecting Wild Life Sanctuary at Jasrota in Kathua, here today. Chief Wild Life Warden Suresh Chugh, Chief Conservator Wild Life A K Gupta, Director Forest Protection Force R.K.Tawari, Joint Director Social Forestry Roop Avtar Kour, Joint Director, Soil Conservation R.C Gupta and Divisional Forest Officer Wildlife Warden Kathua Priyanka Sareen ...

Rana threatens agitation if PDP-BJP fails to make Tehsil Office Jandrah functional by 31st December
Jammu, September 29, (Scoop News)-MLA Nagrota and Provincial President National Conference Mr Devender Singh Rana on Thursday threatened agitation if the Tehsil office at Jandrah and other administrative units sanctioned for the Nagrota constituency are not made functional by December 31, 2016. “The PDP-BJP government is squarely responsible for not sanctioning and posting staff to the new administrative units in the Nagrota Assembly Constituency, as elsewhere in the State, created by Omar Abdullah Government on 21 October 2014 as per Cabinet Decision No 187/14/2014”, Mr...

World Heart Day-DDC joins Walkathon on ‘World Heart Day’
Udhampur, September 29, (Scoop News)-The district administration Udhampur in collaboration with Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Super-specialty Hospital, Katra today organized a “Walkathon” to mark World Heart Day. District Development Commissioner, Udhampur, Niraj Kumar, flagged off the Walkathon from Mini stadium Udhampur. He also joined other participants for the Walkathon Aimed at promoting the importance of physical exercises in fighting various Cardiovascular diseases, the Walkathon witnessed participation of people from all walks of life including school and college students, sports personnel, military personnel, members of Chamber of Commerce, district officers, senior citizens. T...

DC reviews arrangements for Navratra festival
Rajouri, September 29, (Scoop News)-District Development Commissioner, Shabir Ahmed Batt, today convened a joint meeting of government functionaries and civil society members to discuss arrangements for upcoming Navrarta festival in the district. The meeting was attended by Senior Superintendent of Police Rajeshwar Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner Mumtaz Choudhary, ACR Paramjeet Singh, Executive Engineers of PHE and PDD, AD Food, Executive officers of Municipal Committee besides civil society members and representatives of social and religious organizations. The participants apprised the DDC of various cultural and religious activities to be organised during t...

 
 Kashmir News
No untoward incident reported today: Police
Srinagar, September 29, (Scoop News)- the situation across the valley remained by and large peaceful today. According to a statement issued by the Zonal Police Headquarters Kashmir, the situation across the valley remained by and large peaceful today. “There was no untoward incident reported from any part of the valley,” it said. According to the statement, during the day large number of vehicles was seen plying on city roads as well main towns and on the inter-district roads. “During the past 24 hours, police arrested 73 such individuals who were involved in causing disturbances by harassing shopkeepers, creating disruptions in traffic movement by placing obstructions on roads and ...

APHC calls upon New Delhi and Islamabad to de-escalate tensions
says military aggression and war is no solution to problem
Srinagar, September 29, (Scoop News)-Expressing shock and concern over Wednesday’s unprovoked firing by India on Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC), All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) said military aggression and war is no solution to any problem , it instead worsens problems further which the three previous wars between both the two counties has shown. The conglomerate also criticized the role of Indian electronic and print media for creating war hysteria and arousing passions among the people of the two countries, aggravating confrontation between the two countries. Calling upon New Delhi and Islamabad to de-escalate tensions, APHC said the two nuclear neighbours s...

Martyrdom Day of Hazrat Umar (RA): Minister Farooq Andrabi reviews arrangements
Srinagar, September 29, (Scoop News)-Minister of State for Hajj & Auqaf, Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi today reviewed the arrangements for observing the Martyrdom Day of Ameer-ul-Moomineen Hazrat Umar-e-Farooq (RA), the second Caliph, being observed on September 30, 2016. The officials of the J&K Waqaf board gave a detailed briefing to the Minister about the arrangements made in and around the Ziyarats of Hazratbal, Jenab Sahib Soura, Asar Sharief Kailashpora, Kabamarg Anantnag, Aham Sharief Bandipora and Makhama, where special prayers are being held and Holy relics displayed. The Minister directed the departments concerned to ensure uninterrupted power and water supply besides launching prop...

Rajendra sanctions Rs 2 cr relief for 3500 injured cops
Says JKP initiated various welfare schemes for police personnel
Srinagar, September 29, (Scoop News)-Director General of Police (DGP), K. Rajendra Kumar has said that Jammu and Kashmir Police has faced hostile situation while discharging their professional duties and in maintaining peace and order in the State. He said that welfare of personnel should be our priority to infuse energy and boost morale of the force. Rajendra was addressing police officers, while sanctioning relief of Rs. 2 crore in favour of 3500 police personnel and SPOs belonging to different districts of the State. He said “Men in khaki” perform in extreme hostile situations, causing physical injuries to various jawans and officers, while safeguarding the lives and properties o...

No untoward incident reported from anywhere: Police
Srinagar, September 28, (Scoop News)- Te situation across the valley remained by and large peaceful today. According to a statement issued by the Zonal Police Headquarters Kashmir, the situation across the valley remained by and large peaceful today. “No untoward incident was reported from anywhere,” it said. According to the statement during the day increased movement of traffic was observed in Srinagar city as also in main towns and on the inter-district roads and the shoppers thronged the markets in Srinagar city as well as in other towns of the valley. The statement said that continuing its drive against the miscreants, police arrested 67 such individuals during past 24 hour...

PM holds 15th PRAGATI video conference with Chief Secretaries
Reviews progress on 220 KV Srinagar - Leh Transmission Line
Srinagar, September 28, (Scoop News)-Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi Wednesday held his 15th monthly video conference under his Pro-active Governance and Timely Implementation (PRAGATI) initiative, with Union Secretaries of various Ministries and Chief Secretaries of States. Chief Secretary J&K, B R Sharma also participated in the video conference. The Prime Minister in respect of J&K reviewed the progress on the 332 Km long, 220 KV Transmission Line passing through Srinagar-Zojila Pass-Drass-Kargil-Khalsti to Leh and four 220/66 KV substations in Drass, Kargil, Khalsti and Leh. The sanc...

APHC alleges govt forces using excessive force on protest demonstrations
Srinagar, September 28, (Scoop News)-All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Wednesday said that peaceful protest demonstrations across Kashmir and Chenab valley were being allegedly dealt with excessive force by using teargas shells and baton charge. Lauding the unique effort of the residents of Aga Hamam Habba Kadal in addressing the needs of the most affected in their locality during the current agitation the spokesman said that such acts show us the way of how our ongoing movement can be strengthened supported and sustained indigneously . Spokesman said strengthening our local community institutions will not only make us independent of relying on govt. aid help like beg...

DAK appeals again for free medical consultation
Srinagar, September 28, (Scoop News)-Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today has made another appeal to doctors for free medical consultation at their private clinics. In yet another appeal President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan has requested doctors to offer free medical consultation to patients at their clinics. It is unfortunate that some doctors are charging consultation fees from patients at their clinics in this hour of crisis. Many patients came to us complaining about this. It was quite disturbing and we were speechless. Due to prolonged unrest in Kashmir, people are in a desperate financial hardship and they are not in a position to bear their medical expenses. Also, due to con...

 
 Other Stories
‘Display Your Talent-2016-17’: One Act play, Collage and Poster Making competitions on Day 8
Jammu, September 29, (Scoop News)-One Act play, Collage and Poster Making competitions were conducted today at ‘Display Your Talent-2016-17’organized by the Department of Students Welfare, University of Jammu at Brig. Rajinder Singh Auditorium, University of Jammu. In One Act Play, ‘Rangnagri’ performed by the students of GCW Gandhi Nagar was declared First. ‘Meri Shadi Karwao’ performed by the team of KC Law College was declared Second and ‘Oedipus Rex’ performed by the team of GCW Parade was declared Third. Richa Sharma from GCW Gandhi Nagar, Meenakshi Bhagat from GCW Parade and Gau...

Recruitment rally at Bandipora
Bandipora,. September 29, (Scoop News)- Riding high on the success of the Recruitment Rally in Anantnag, the Army has commenced today the Northern leg of the rally in Bandipora for the six districts of North Kashmir. The Recruitment Rally which will continue till 03 Oct 16 is being organized by Watlab Sector and Army Recruiting Organisation covering the districts of Bandipora, Ganderbal, Baramulla, Srinagar and Kupwara for all categories. On the first day, over 900 registered candidates from Bandipora and Ganderbal districts participated in the rally till the filing of this report. B...

Kohli visits Markazu Ssaquafathi Ssunniyai KozhiKode
Interacts with 500 students from Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar, September 29, (Scoop News)- Minister for Animal & Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Er. Abdul Ghani Kohli, who was on tour to Kerala to attend BJP National Executive Meeting there, also visited the famed Jamia Markazu Ssaquafathi Ssunniyya, KozhiKode Kerala a renowned institution where thousands of students from Jammu and Kashmir and other states are being taught Islamic as well as scientific education. The Minister interacted with students and took keen interest in working of the prestigious institute. The institute was established in 1978 and has been operating various educational a...

Hanjura for employing innovative methods to increase agriculture production
Seeks DPRs for Model Basmati, Potato, Mushkbudgi, Rajmash Villages, Apiculture
Srinagar,September 29, (Scoop News)-Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura, Thursday stressed for adopting innovative methods for increase in agriculture production in the State. He said this while chairing a high level meeting with the Officers of Agriculture, Command Area Development (CAD, JK Agro Industries, Planning & Development, Revenue, PDD and Mechanical Departments, which was convened to review progress of centrally sponsored and State sector schemes. During the meeting, Hanjura directed the officers of Agriculture Department to prepare Model Detailed Project Reports for Basmati, Potato Seed, Mushkbudgi, Rajmash and Apiculture villages and submit the same to the conc...

DDC Pulwama convenes meeting of CEO, ZEOs, Principals, Headmasters
Pulwama, September 28, (Scoop News)- District Development Commissioner Pulwama, Mr Munee-Ul-Islam today chaired a meeting of officers of Education Department to get first hand appraisal of functioning of educational institutions in the district The Chief Education Officer and ZEOs apprised the District Development Commissioner about the status of the functioning of schools in the district. The District Development Commissioner said, “The students have suffered a lot due to the on-going turmoil in the district and it’s high time to play our role to recompense the educational loss to the students.” He appreciated the work of the teachers who managed to attend their duties and imparted edu...

VC SABDK tours Arnia, adjoining areas, takes stock of paddy harvesting
Jammu, September 28, (Scoop News)-Vice Chairman, State Advisory Board for Development of Kissans, Daljit Singh Chib, conducted an extensive tour of the Arnia and adjoining areas to assess the progress of paddy harvesting in these areas. The Vice Chairman, who was accompanied by Chief Agriculture Officer, Jammu R. L. Bhagat and progressive farmers of the area, expressed satisfaction over the use of modern methods of harvesting in the area. The Vice Chairman visited the fields of Rajinder Sharma, one of the progressive farmers from Mohan Pur, Arnia, who set an example by taking four crops in a year thus achieving another milestone by producing highest paddy yield of 65 quintals per hectare ...

Muharram arrangements finalized in Budgam
Hanjura for smooth conduct of processions
Budgam, September 28, (Scoop News)-Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura today directed district administration of Budgam to put in place all possible arrangements for ensuring smooth and peaceful Muharram by providing essential commodities, power and drinking water supply, medicare, firewood and other basic amenities to people particularly in Shia dominated areas of the district. The Minister was addressing a meeting of district officers convened here today to finalize the arrangements for ensuing Muharram-ul-Harram. MLC Mr Saif-ud-Din Bhat was also present in the meeting. The Minister stressed on the district administration to work in unison and utmost dedication to ensure...

Army flagged-in trekking expedition
Udhampur,, September 28, (Scoop News)-The Rashtriya Rifles Battalion at Gool today Flagged Off a Trekking Expedition which will traverse over the mighty Pir Panjal ranges over a period of 24 days. The expedition consisting of 16 member is led by Captain Hunr Jain. The expedition commenced from Dudu of Ramban district and will terminate at Machedi, the beautiful locales of Bhaderwah. The team will traverse at heights from 5000 feet to 12,500 feet during the course of the expedition, which is a challenge in itself. The objective of the trekking expedition is to instill a sense of adve...

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