Saturday, July 26, 2014
 
 Top Stories of The Day
Policeman killed, 4 others injured in in grenade attack in Sopore(North Kashmir)
Srinagar, July 26, (Scoop News)-A policeman was killed and four others injured in a grenade attack by militants in Sopore of Baramulla district in North Kashmir Saturday morning. Police sources said that Militants on Saturday early morning hurled a grenade and fired at a police party near main Chowk at Sopore when miscreants were pelting stones at police. Sources said five policemen sustained injuries in the grande attack.One constable Mohd. Syed succumbed to injuries. Two injured cops were referred to Srinagar for treatment while the other two cops were being treated in Sopore hospital,sources added. It may be mentioned that this was second attack on Police force by militants over the past 24 hours in Kashmir. Militants on Friday evening shot at and critically injured a policeman in Bijbehara of Anantnag district. According to Police a constable Mohammad Altaf was shot at from close range by the militants at Goriwan chowk in Bijbehara Anantnag town, Friday evening. Mohammad Altaf was hit by a bullet in the chest and was admitted to the sub-distri...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
Ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army
Jammu, July 25, (Scoop News)-Pakistan troops again violated ceasefire on Friday evening and targeted forward Indian posts along the Line of Control in Poonch district. Defence spokesman said that Pakistani troops fired unprovoked on Indian posts along LoC in Mendhar sector of Poonch. He said Pak fired small arms at 4pm, adding, “Own troops effectively retaliated to the cross border firing while the exchange of fire lasted till 5.30 pm.” No injury or casualty was reported in the firing, he added. ...

Militants shot Policeman in Bijbehara
Srinagar, July 25, (Scoop News)-Militants today shot at and critically injured a policeman in Bijbehara of Anantnag district. Police said that a constable Mohammad Altaf was shot at from close range by the militants at Goriwan chowk in Bijbehara Anantnag town, Friday evening. Mohammad Altaf was hit by a bullet in the chest and was admitted to the sub-district hospital of the town, from where he was referred to a hospital in Srinagar. No militant outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the attack. Police said. A hunt has been launched to nab the attackers. ...

Mehbooba calls for GoI intervention to boost horticulture sector
New Delhi, July 25, (Scoop News)- Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehbooba Mufti, Friday called upon the Government of India to intervene effectively and urgently to rescue the ailing horticulture sector in Jammu and Kashmir. Raising the issue in the Lok Sabha, she urged the Union Government to send a team of experts to Kashmir to assess the loss suffered by the horticulture which constitutes the core economic activity of the state, and devise a package with short term and long term objectives. She said the fruit crops especially apple has been hit by diseases across Kashmir and districts of Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam and parts of Budgam are the worst hit. Mehbooba said mul...

Zaffar awarded Gold Medal for meritorious service
Info Employees congratulate, praise his services
Srinagar, July 25, (Scoop News)-The officers and officials of Information Department have congratulated Zaffar Ahmad Bhat, Excise Commissioner for receiving the Chief Minister’s Gold Medal for his outstanding and meritorious public service. The award was conferred on him in recognition of his honesty, integrity and meritorious services rendered by him as a public servant while working in various capacities in the State administration. Recalling the tenure of Mr Zaffar Ahmad as Director Information, the officers and officials of the department described it as golden period in the history o...

 
 Ladakh News
50 soldiers died in Siachen in last 3 years: Govt
New Delhi, July 25, (Scoop News)-Fifty soldiers lost their lives in Siachen Glacier due to climatic conditions and avalanches in the last three years while 16 soldiers died while serving in UN peacekeeping operations during that period, Lok Sabha was informed today. In written replies, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said the government was aware of the “strategic importance” of Siachen Glacier and requisite forces have been deployed in that area on basis of the “threat perception, ground situation and other operational needs”. 50 soldiers were killed in the last three years upto July 20 in Siachen Glacier owing to landslides, floods and avalanches and climatic conditions, he said. ...

Army reaches out to needs of Kharnak poeple
distribute gifts and other essentials to them
Leh, July 25,(Scoop News)_Indian Army’ Trishul Division organised a day long event under the banner, “Operation Sadbhavana Community Development 2014-15” at Kharnak near Leh in Jammu and Kashmir, a defence spokesman said. He said it was attended by various dignitaries from the civilian administration and the Army. Shri Gurmet Dorjay, Councillor, Animal Husbandry and Tourism, Leh graced the occasion. The spokesman said nearly 200 civilians from Kharnak, Sumdho, Pangmur Karnark, Thukjay,Tasabuk, & Samad and other small villages in the area participated. Furniture items, PA system...

Army chief pays homage to Martyrs
Drass, July 25, (Scoop News)- On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of ‘Operation Vijay Diwas’, General Bikram Singh, COAS arrived at Drass today. The Army Chief was received by Lt Gen DS Hooda, Army Commander, Northern Command and Lt Gen BS Negi, GOC, 14 Corps. The visit started with a solemn wreath laying ceremony at the war memorial by the Army Chief. General Bikram Singh also interacted with the ‘Next of Kin’ of the martyrs, Veer Naris and the gallantry award winners. In the somber mood at the event, all present remembered the losses borne proudly by the families of those who ...

Phunchok for earliest solution of border issues of Changthang at GoI level
Leh,July 24, (Scoop News)- The Councilor Chushul Namgail Phunchok in a letter addressed to Member Parliament, Ladakh Constituency Thupstan Chhewang, impressed on him to take the border issues of Changthang at GoI level for its earliest solution. The letter requested MP Ladakh to communicate the sufferings of Changthang people with Indian Govt underlining that people of Changthang living in this border region are suffering and leading a tough life with minimal existing facilities of basic necessities and the Army/ITBP posted at Border area further exaggerate their problems by not allowing to construct semi open mud /stone goat pen at Kakjung (Lago Nunpo) by the nomads which are th...

Maj Sonam Wangchuk (MC), a real hero of Chorbatla battle
Kargil (J&K), July 24,(Scoop News)_Chorbat La (La translates as Pass from Ladakhi) lies on the Eastern extremity of the Batalik Sector, on the watershed of the Ladakh Range between the Valleys of the Indus and the Shyok Rivers. At the time in May 1999 that the intrusions were detected in Batalik and adjoining areas, it was appreciated by the local formation that Pakistani troops would also strive to capture the tactically important Chorbatla, at that time held by only a small detachment of the Border Security Force. It was also assessed that capture of the Pass would allow Pakistan to open up an additional axis to maintain its troops. It was therefore decided to secure Chorbatla...

Unforgettable quote "Yeh Dil Mange More" given by Capt. Vikram Batra
eptomises energy & patriotism of an Indian soldier
Kargil (J&K),July 24,(Scoop News)_Captain Vikram Batra was serving with 13 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles(13 JAK RIF) during Operation Vijay in the summer of 1999. His Battalionwas tasked to clear intruders from the dominating heights overlooking the Drass Town and NH-1A. On June 20, 1999, Captain Batra, then leading “Delta” Company, displayed sterling leadership qualities by leading from the front to physically assault enemy positions on Point 5140 in the Drass sub-sector. He launched a daredevil assault on the enemy, personally killing four intruders in a hand-to-hand fight. On July 7, 1999, he volunteered to again assault and recaptures the area North of Point 4875 from where an ...

I-Day Arrangements Discussed at Nyoma
Leh,July 21, (Scoop News)-To celebrate the Independence Day, 2014 at Nyoma, Changthang in a befitting way the SDM, Nyoma, Kacho Turab Shah today took a block level officers meeting and finalized the programme schedule. In order to ensure overall preparations and arrangements various committees of officers were formed. It was decided that flag hoisting ceremony would be held at 10 a.m. followed by march past and cultural programme. He urged upon the officers to extend their utmost cooperation to make the Independence Day a great success. In an another meeting with officers at Nyoma today, Shah urged upon all the executing agencies to accelerate the pace of developmental works in C...

One dies in Leh accident
Two more bodies recovered
Srinagar, July 21, (Scoop News)- Scorpio driver died in Leh while police recovered two more bodies from Sindh nallah who were travelling in the ill-fated car that meet with an accident at Hung Park Sonamarg on 14th this month. A Scorpio driver Mohammad Amin Bhat son of Ali Mohammad Bhat resident of Khanyar, Srinagar died when his Scorpio vehicle bearing registration number JK01G/3264 meet with an accident near Khalsi, in the jurisdiction of Police Station Khalsi resulting in his on spot death. Police has registered a case in this regard. Meanwhile, in continuation to road accident that happened on 14th of this month at Hung Park Sonamarg, two more bodies have been recovered from ...

 
 Debate
Mughal road gaining importance
By Prof. Saleem Ayaz Rather The Mughal road was Proposed in 1950 with the intention of improving the economy of Rajouri and Poonch Districts. The then Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Sheikh Abdullah had taken up the Project in 1979 and named it as the “ Mughal Road” but could not go ahead with the Project work and it was only in 2005 when the construction work of the Prestigious Project started . Initially the construction work was opposed by the Biodiversity conservation Trust, a lo...

B J P Not For Separate Homeland For The KPs – Pray , who is ?
By B L Saraf It took just one statement of the BJP’s official in charge of J&K affairs to burst the bubble and disrupt the beeline , made by the Pandit leaders to the minions in the Union Home Ministry, claiming patient audience and offering them out of box solutions to the vexed issue of Pandit’s return to rehabilitation in Kashmir. It is official. R .P Singh, co – in charge for Jammu and Kashmir said in Jammu that his party ( BJP ) is not for a separate place for Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley. Advent of Modi lead BJP government at Centre has given a new...

THE CRISIS IN IRAQ
BY BRIG(RETD) ANIL GUPTA Iraq is back in news again. It jumped into head lines last week when a realatively smaller islamist irregular group stormed into, one after the other, Iraqi towns in the North-East of the country with the much larger Iraqi Army giving little or no resistance at all. To illustrate in Mosul, second largest Iraqi town, the odds were 40:1,ie, 3000 Iraqi troops pitted against 800 irregulars. This on Friday sent the stock exchanges crumbling in many countries. Iraq is the second largest supplier of crude oil after Saudi Arabia and has the world's fifth largest proven reserves and pumps an average of about 3.5 million barrels of oil per day. Can rest...

Bridging the divide
It is time to bring them nearer - physically, psychologically and politically
THE PANDIT QUESTION By B L Saraf Elections 2014 have drastically altered political and social scene at the national level. Stereotypes have broken. Apart from shattering many myths, the result has reaffirmed faith of a common man in the democratic process, wherein he sees an opportunity to aspire big and reach the highest political level, unaided by a family name and in absence of economically empowered habitat. In J&K this election has been a game changer of sorts. Many possibilities have sprung up. Entrenched political players have been thrown out of the comf...

Security challenges before Modi government
Brig(retd) Anil Gupta The "Decade of Decay" is thankfully over and a new era of hope and change has dawned on India. After depressing last couple of years, smile has reappeared on the faces of majority of 1.2 billion hopeful Indians. The Modi government has got its task cut and it has to deliver as promised on all fronts- economy, governance, diplomacy, foreign policy, security and border safety. Early indicators like allocation of portfolios, invitation to SAARC heads for the swearing in ceremony, appointment of National Security Advisor(NSA) and FDI in Defence sector are po...

ARTICLE 370: THE TRUTH
By Brigadier(Retd) Anil Gupta The Instrument of Accession (IOA) was signed by Maharaja Hari Singh Ji of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) State on 26 th Day of October 1947 as required by the Indian Independence Act 1947. With the signing of this Instrument the hitherto Independent State of J&K acceded to the Dominion of India. The contents of the IOA were identical to the ones signed by the rulers of the similarly placed other rulers of erstwhie princely states who were given the choice to join either of the Dominions of India or Pakistan as required by the Act of 1947. Along with the...

Well Begun , Mr Modi
By B L Saraf For better part of the last decade , there has been incessant uncalled for Modi bashing in the national and international media. Therefore , when a respectable observer of the international affairs makes a positive comment on Narendra Modi’s working as the Chief Minister of Gujarat, it gives a perspective which should explain his moves initiated post his election as PM designate. A few days before Narandra Modi filed his second nomination for the Lok Sabah seat from Varanasi in U P , David Cohen – who served in the administration of George W Bush in various capacities including as a member in President’s Advisor...

AAP Ka Kya Hoga
By Amit Kushari IAS retd India’s 16th Prime Minister, the very popular leader, Narendra Modi, took oath of office amidst celebrations. In all this pomp and show, have we forgot another leader who had also aspired to become the Prime Minister by fighting against corruption? Yes, he is Arvind Kejriwal who is passing through difficult days in the Tihar jail of Delhi, silently suffering in the cruel heat of May without even a ceiling fan. I hope the jail authorities have provided him with a table fan at least considering that he was the Chief Minister of Delhi for 49 days. Mr. Kejriwal has committed so many blunders in a series that one suspects that he has very little political acu...

 Jammu News
Inculcate moral values, dedication among youth: Sham
Jammu,July 25, (Scoop News)-In its endeavor to promote higher standards of education, health and social awareness among the masses a guest lecture was organized in the memory of Late Prof. D.K. Rampal today in the MCA (Computer Sciences) Seminar Hall, University of Jammu. Prof. (Dr.) B.S. Dhahiya Ex. Vice-Chancellor University of Kurukshetra delivered the said lecture on the topic “Literature and Society”. Sham Lal Sharma Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Jammu and Kashmir was the Chief Guest on this occasion, while Prof. M.P.S. Isher Vice-Chancellor, University of Jammu presided over the function and the Special Guest of Honour was Justice J.P. Singh. Speaking on the occa...

6 killed in Jammu road accidents
Jammu, July 25, (Scoop News)-Six people, including a policeman, were killed in two separate accidents in Reasi and Ramban districts , police said. Four people of a family, including a policeman, were killed when a car they were travelling in skidded of a bridge and rolled down into a gorge in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir. The Reasi-bound car skidded off Tonia bridge and rolled down into 40 feet deep gorge, a police official said, adding that bodies of head constable Mohmmad Rasheed (48), Razia Begum (55), Mohmmad Zabir (35) and his wife Parvez Akhtar (30) have been recovered. The deceased belonged to Rajouri district. In another accident, a couple died, when a car in which ...

Grant 100% loss compensation to affected families: Bali Bhagat
Jammu,July 25, (Scoop News)- State BJP has demanded to constitute a high level committee to assess the loss caused due to unprecedented rain, cloud burst and flush floods in the rural areas of district Jammu. Addressing media persons at party headquarters on Friday the state Gen Secy and former MLA Bali Bhagat after concluding day long tour of villages Mishriwala, Kangrail, Purkhoo, Kalri, Bhalwal and Kaink along with Jammu Rural District President Sukhdev Singh Sarpanch and District General Secretary Omi Khajuria, said that state Govt should constitute a high level committee comprising o...

Sadhotra conducts whirlwind tour of Marh, assesses flood damages
Jammu,July 25, (Scoop News)- The Minister for Planning, Development and Labour & Employment, Ajay Sadhotra today conducted a whirlwind tour of Marh area to assess the damage caused to the private and public property in the backdrop of recent rains and flash floods. Accompanied by Additional Deputy Commissioner Jammu Kalyan Singh, Tehsildar Settlement and a team of officials from Revenue, Rural Development and other concerned departments, the Minister visited Dhateryal, Marh, Marh Halqa, Qazi Thokrian, Harsha Thokrian, Ghai, Channu Chak and other adjoining villages of Marh. He interacted with the families whose structures and households were damaged due to incessant rains and fla...

Sahu reviews Eid-ul-Fitr arrangements
‘Asks for provide all basic facilities at Eidgahs’
Jammu,July 25, (Scoop News)- District Development Commissioner Jammu A.K Sahu today convened a meeting of officers to review and finalize the arrangements for forthcoming festival of Eid–ul-Fitr. DDC directed the health officer JMC to ensure the cleanliness outside all mosques located within the municipal limit of Jammu besides also ensuring the availability of mobile toilet van outside the Eidgah ground on the occasion of Eid. Concerned officers of PHE department were directed to make all the necessary arrangements for providing drinking water in sufficient quantity at Eidgah on the day of Eid – ul - Fitr. Besides Executive Engineer Power Development Department was also directed to en...

Bhalla donates ambulance to destitute children of Balgran in Channi Rama
Jammu,July 25, (Scoop News)- -Minister for Housing, Horticulture, Culture, Youth Services and Sports Raman Bhalla has said that Government has formulated a comprehensive plan to develop Jeevan Nagar locality with basic amenities like safe drinking water, road connectivity, education, health, uninterrupted power supply besides better lanes and drains with grating facilities. This was stated by the Minister while interacting with the people of Jeevan Nagar W. No. 58 after launching Rs. 16 lakh development works in the locality, here today. Bhalla appealed the people not to dump building material in the lanes and also in nallahs, adding that such practices not only creating trouble betw...

"Last Post" by buglers & "Reversing of Arms" by guards for fallen hero Mongchon B
Aknoor (J&K), July 24,(Scoop News)_In a somber ceremony at Akhnoor wreaths were placed on the mortal remains of late Naik Mongchon B on Wednesday, by the General Officer Commanding White Knight Corps,General Officer Commanding Crossed Swords Division, Station Commander Akhnoor, and other officers and men as a mark of respect to the fallen hero Naik Mongchon B, who earlier on July 22 attained martyrdom while eliminating an infiltration bid in Pallanwala sector of Akhnoor. The martyr was a resident of vill Aniangan, PS- Noklak in Tuensang district of Nagaland. The individual is survived...

Army spends huge sums to prevent infiltrations along the borders in J & K
Udhampur, July 22,(Scoop News)-Responding to a query of a member Dr Matriyan, Union Defence Minister, Arun Jaitly, on Monday said there is no commonly delineated Line of Actual Control (LAC) between China and India. He said there are areas along the border where India and China have differing perception of LAC. Due to both sides undertaking patrolling upto their respective perceptions of the LAC, transgressions do occur. Jaitly said there is a well-established system for exchange of information and projecting any differences through border personnel meetings or flag meetings between the military personnel from the two sides, wherein they are guided by provisions of various agreemen...

 
 Kashmir News
Mirwaiz welcomes Indo_Pak secretary level talks
asks poeple to celebrate Eid with simplicity
Srinagar,July 25,(Scoop News)_In connection with the observance of Youm-e-Kashmir and Youm-e-Qudoos coinciding with Jumait-ul-Vida, a number of gatherings and congregations were organized across Kashmir during which the Hurriyat leaders highlighted the significance of Youm-e-Kashmir and Youm-e-Qudus and presented a resolution prepared by APHC for public approval. The biggest such gathering was organized at historic Jamia Masjid during which the devotees prayed for the resolution of Palestine issue. Addressing the gathering of lakhs of people, APHC leader,Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, expressed concern over the affairs of Muslim world, adding, there are 57 muslim countries in the world which...

Release wages of casual, need based, adhoc
daily rated and contractual workers; Tarigami
Srinagar, July 25, (Scoop News)- CPI (M) state secretary and MLA, Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami has asked the government to release wages of the need based workers and casual labourers of various government departments forthwith. In a statement, Tarigami said, this hapless lot had been put to tremendous hardships despite toiling hard in pressing circumstances. Voicing concern over their plight, Tarigami urged upon the government to release the wages of these labourers on the auspicious day of Eid-ul-Fitr. “It was irony of sorts that these workers are not being paid even minimum wages.” He demanded safeguarding their service interests besides timely release of their remunerations. ...

Girl ends her life in Baramulla
House damaged in fire
Srinagar, July 25, (Scoop News)- A 16 years old girl (name withheld) resident of Batsuma consumed some poisonous substance at her home in the jurisdiction of police station Dangiwacha, Baramulla. She was shifted to District Hospital, Baramulla where doctors declared her brought dead. Police has registered a case in this regard and investigation has been taken up. House damaged in fire Fire broke out in the residential house of Javid Ahmad Manzoor son of Mohammad Shaban Manzoor at Shah Mohalla, Ahmad Nagar Soura, in the jurisdiction of police station Soura, Srinagar, resulting in damage to the structure. Fire was brought under control with the help of local and ...

1dies, 03 injured in road mishaps
Srinagar, July 25, (Scoop News)- One person died and three others were injured in different road accidents across the valley. A Tipper bearing registration number JK01L-1911 hit and injured a pedestrian Abdul Hamid Kumhar resident of Kralpora Hariwatnoo at Kralpora Hariwatnoo, in the jurisdiction of police station Tangmarg. He was shifted to JVC Srinagar where he succumbed to his injuries. Tangmarg police has registered a case in this regard. Meanwhile, An i-10 vehicle hit and injured a pedestrian Raja Begum resident of Daderpora Qaimoh near Court Road Anantnag, in the jurisdiction of police station Anantnag. The injured was shifted to Hospital for treatment. Anantnag police has registe...

OGW held with pistol in Pattan
Srinagar, July 25, (Scoop News)- An OGW of LeT outfit was apprehended with a pistol and grenades in a joint operation of Police and Army in Pattan area of Baramulla district last evening. Acting on a specific information, Baramulla Police along with 29 RR laid a naka at Baba Teng, in the jurisdiction of station Pattan. During the search at the naka an OGW of LeT outfit Parvaiz Ahmad Khuroo son of Ali Mohammad resident of Chanpora Sopore was arrested. A Chinese Pistol, with one magazine, five Pistol Rounds and 02 grenades were recovered from him. Pattan police has registered a case in this regard and investigation is on. Meanwhile Ganderbal police has taken cognizance of an incident i...

Zaffar awarded Gold Medal for meritorious service
Srinagar, July 24, (Scoop News)-The officers and officials of Information Department have congratulated Zaffar Ahmad Bhat, Excise Commissioner for receiving the Chief Minister’s Gold Medal for his outstanding and meritorious public service. The award was conferred on him in recognition of his honesty, integrity and meritorious services rendered by him as a public servant while working in various capacities in the State administration. Recalling the tenure of Mr Zaffar Ahmad as Director Information, the officers and officials of the department described it as golden period in the history of the Department. During his tenure as Special Secretary (Information) and Director Information, Za...

Tasaduq felicitates awarded media persons
Srinagar, July 24, (Scoop News)-The Director Information and Public Relations, Mr Tasaduq Hussain Jeelani has congratulated the media persons on getting Chief Minister’s Gold Medal for their outstanding work in the field of journalism. Those who get awards are Bashir Ahmad Malik, Bashir Ahmad Sofi, S.P Sharma, Vivek Sharma, Ashok Jailkhani, Sanjit Khajuria, Bashir Manzar, Javed Malik, Sameer Arshad, Maneesh Chibber, Mohinder Verma Aurangzeb Naqashbandi and Kashmir News Service (KNS) a local news agency. Sham Koul was also awarded posthumously for his outstanding work in the field of journalism. ...

Shiv Sena MP’s action disgraceful, warrant a stern action under law: Tarigami
‘Sangh Parivar hell-bent to kill spirit of democratic, secular ethos’
Srinagar, July 24, (Scoop News)- Strongly disapproving the event involving Shiv Sena, Member Parliament Rajan Vichare forcing Muslim catering supervisor to break his fast, the CPI (M) State Secretary Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami has said the incident is most disgusting and warrants a stern action under law. While condemning the incident strongly he said that the episode has laid bare the nefarious designs of Sangh Parivar and its allies who believe in attacking religious faith of other communities. “People have a freedom to practice their religion and this episode of extreme intolerance involving Shiv Sena MP has exposed the rabid criminal mentality of Sangh Parivar which is hel...

 
 Other Stories
Jugal raises issue of border people in Lok Sabha
New Delhi, July 25, (Scoop News)-BJP Member of Parliament & State President Jugal Kishore Sharma, while expressing his concern over incidents of unproved firing by Pakistan on borders, raised the issue in the Parliament demanding that a clear policy need to be framed for the safety and provision of adequate compensation to the people affected by firing who live near borders in Akhnoor, Kathua, R.S. Pura, Rajouri and Poonch areas. Jugal Kishore Sharma said that our neighbouring country Pakistan indulge in firing on borders which badly injure and even kills innocent civilians, causes loss to their houses, standing crops and cattle. Even despite cease fire and assurances of not to harm the c...

Lifestyle launches 1st store in Jammu
Jammu, July 25, (Scoop News)- Lifestyle, India’s leading fashion destination synonymous with fashion and gracious living, has launched its first store in Jammu at Wave Mall, Channi Rama, Opposite Bhatindi Road (Bypass). The store is spread across an area of 30,000 sq ft. and offers customers the latest in fashion and beauty. Renowned for its widespread collection, trendy product portfolio, youthful and vibrant interiors, Lifestyle provides its customers a seamless shopping experience. Bringing four concepts under one roof – Apparel, Footwear & Bags, Children’s wear, and Beauty & Accessories, Lifestyle is the absolute one stop fashion destination. Customers can choose from hundreds of l...

Omar committed to make state financially self-reliant: Tanvir
Srinagar, July 22,(Scoop News)-The Political Secretary to Chief Minister, Tanvir Sadiq has said that Omar Abdullah is committed to make the state financially self-reliant which has been hit by the 22-year-long insurgency. "Results of development programmes are visible on ground in the state. While the government is slowly achieving the targets and realizing the promises made to people, it is at the same time also ensuring that the state is financially self-reliant” said Tanvir Sadiq, in a public Darbar while interacting with numerous delegation and scores of individuals who visited the Chief Minister’s Private office at Srinagar. "Omar Sb has all along worked for rest...

Div Com finalizes arrangements for Jumat-ul-Vida
Shab-i-Qadr and Eid-ul-Fitr in the Valley
Srinagar, July 22, (Scoop News)-Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Rohit Kansal today convened a meeting of divisional level officers to finalize the arrangements for the auspicious festivals of Jumat-ul-Vida, Shab-i-Qadr and Eid-ul-Fitr in the Valley here today. Kansal enjoined upon the officers to facilitate the people with the basic amenities and ensure availability of essentials including rice, atta, sugar, k-oil and LPG cylinders in the Valley. He directed the officers of Power Development Department and PHE for ensuring uninterrupted electricity and water supply besides asked the Municipal authorities to maintain cleanliness in and around the Mosques and Shrines including...

Gurezi takes stock of essential commodities in Jammu
Jammu , July 22, (Scoop News)- In view of Shab-e-Qadr, Jumat-ul-Vida and Eid-ul-Fitr, Minister of State for Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Nazir Ahmed Gurezi today visited various areas included Gujran Tulail, Budooaab, Tarabal, Kanzalwon, Baghtore and Nayal Gurez and took stock of the essential commodities available at Ration depots of CA&PD. He was accompanied by the officers of CA&PD, Revenue, PDD, PHE, Agriculture, Horticulture, Social Welfare and Health during his tour. Earlier, the Minister convened a meeting with the prominent citizens of Nayal Gurez and asked them to highlight their problems before the sub-divisional administration. He also asked them that the G...

Peerzada takes review of Floriculture Deptt
Srinagar, July 22, (Scoop News)-The Department of Floriculture has realized an amount of about Rs.100 crore through the marketing of floriculture products and recreational facilities in the state during the last fiscal. This was revealed in a meeting of officers convened under the chairmanship of Minister for Floriculture, Hajj, Auqaf and Public Enterprises, Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed, to review the functioning of the Department here today. Addressing the meeting, the Minister highlighted the importance of floriculture industry. He said that floriculture is a hundred crore industry which is fast growing and has achieved tremendous growth during the past several decades and has extended its...

Operation Vijay, (The) battle of Tololing & Pt. 5140
Udhampur (J&K),July 22,(Scoop News)_By the first week of May 99, it had become clear to the Indian army that Pakistani intruders were occupying a number of important Indian heights in the Dras, Kargil and Batalik Sectors. In the Dras sector, well entrenched enemy soldiers were directing precise artillery fire onto the Srinagar-Leh highway from Tololing. Due to the domination of the feature, it was vital to capture this Complex at the earliest, both to prevent interdiction of the highway and also to act as a launch pad for further operations. On May 20, 18 GRENADIERS was tasked to recapture Tololing and on May 21, the troops carried out reconnaissance and simultaneously dumped a...

Tibetbaqal Memorial Trust organizes Naatiya Conference
Srinagar, July 21, (Scoop News)-Tibetbaqal Memorial Trust Srinagar organized a daylong Naatiya Conference on the eve of Urs-e-Mubarakh Hazrat Shahiwilayat (RA) at Soura Srinagar today in collaboration with the Information Department. Chief Information Commissioner RTI, Ghulam Rasool Sofi was the chief guest on the occasion. The function was attended by prominent Intellectuals and scholars of the Valley. On this occasion, a book entitled Irfan-e-Samad of Music poet Abdul Samd Malik of Nesbal Sumbal Sonawari in presence of revered scholars including -Din Prof. Syed Mohammad Tyub Kamli, Maulana Showkat Hussain Keng, Muhammad Yaseen Shah, Maulana Abdul Haq ...

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