Saturday, January 21, 2017
 
 Top Stories of The Day
Beer turns up a ‘favourite’ thirst quencher of Kashmiri guzzlers ’
three districts consume 52 lakh bottles in three years, contributes sizeable amount to state’s revenue
Jammu, January 20, (Scoop News)-Beer has emerged the most favourite drink of the people in Kashmir with over 5.2 million bottles consumed between March 2014 and November 2016 in Srinagar- Badgam- Ganderbal districts of the Valley while a total of 40,729 bottles of other Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) were sold during the same period in the area. Valley has registered a phenomenal increase in the sale and consumption of the beverages during past three successive fiscal years as Excise Department has recorded a sale of 1.15 million bottles of IMFL in 2014-15 and during the fiscal 2015-16, over 1.52 million bottles were sold. Similarly, till November ending during the current fiscal over half a million bottles of liquor had been sold in three districts. Incidentally, Kashmir where terror outfits particularly ‘Allah Tigers’ led by self styled air marshal Noor Khan ordered a blanket ban on liquor shops and cinema halls in early 1990. Nearly 70 liquor outlets and bars and about 15 cinema halls had to pull down their shutters of their establishments since then. ...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
Shrine Board Gurukul students win laurels in All India Sanskrit Shastric Contest
Katra, January 20,(Scoop News)- Master Gourav Sharma, a student of 12th class of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Gurukul, Charan Paduka, Katra, has won laurels for his Gurukul, the Shrine Board and the State by winning a Gold Medal at the national level Kavya Kanth Path at the 55th All India Sanskrit Shastric Contest which was recently held at Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Eklavya Campus, Agartala, Tripura. Master Shubham Sharma of 10th class and Master Anish Sharma of 9th class, both students of the Gurukul, have won the Vashishath Awards in Amarkosh Kanth Path and Ashathadhyai Kanth Path, res...

Legislative Assembly adopts Resolution on return of Kashmiri migrants
Jammu, January (Scoop News)-The Legislative Assembly today unanimously passed a Resolution on return of Kashmiri migrants back to the Valley. The Resolution was moved by MLA and Ex chief minister Omar Abdullah in the House and passed by the House. ...

Rs 31000 cr earmarked for developmental initiatives during 2017-18: Dr Drabu
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- Minister for Finance, Labour and Employment & Culture, Dr Haseeb Drabu today said the Government has initiated some pioneering fiscal management measures to strengthen and streamline the economic and social infrastructure. He said as a part of the Government’s initiative to increase developmental spending, the highest ever allocation of Rs 31000 crore (39%) is expected to be spent on developmental activities out of the total expenditure of Rs 79472 crore for the fiscal 2017-18. “What we need is peace, stability and a working environment to facilitate fruitful spending of this huge allocation and creation of tangible assets on the ground,” he said and add...

J&K Thang-Ta contingent calls on Chief Minister
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- A contingent of Thang-Ta players of the State called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today. The contingent is participating in the national Thang-Ta championship being held at Hyderabad from January 26 to 29. The Chief Minister extended her good wishes to the members of the contingent and hoped that it would repeat the performance J&K has been known for in the game over the years. Mehbooba Mufti asked the concerned Departments to provide all the logistic facilities to the young players of the game at district headquarters and make all arrangements for sending more and more players to such camps and championships. She assured the players all ...

 
 Ladakh News
MLA Kargil demands to opening historic route of Kargil-Skardu
following the pattern of other opened routes in LoC
Jammu, January 20, (Scoop News)- Once again recalling the voice for Long pending demand of the people of Kargil, Member Legislative Assembly Kargil Asgar Karbalai on Thursday raised the demand of the opening of Kargil-Skardu road in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly. During the debate on Industries and commerce MLA Kargil said that in Ladakh region there is no such industry despite of being very rich in Minerals in terms of granide and cement. He further said that the thousand years old historic traditional roads of Kargil to Skardu must be open. He said, “There are more than 5,000 divided families in Kargil and Skardu who didn’t met since decades. Now the government must raise the issue w...

District administration Leh conducts an awareness programme for the school students on 7th National Voters Day
Jammu, January 20, (Scoop News)-In a run up to the 7th National Voters Day to be celebrated on 25th January, the district administration Leh conducted an awareness programme for the school students under Election Commission of India’s “Interactive School Engagement” (ISE) programme in DC Conference Hall today. Chaired by Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Leh Kul Bushan Khajuria, the awareness programme was participated by Chief Education Officer, Leh Surinder Kumar, Tehsilder, Leh Gyurmet Dorjey, District Youth Services & Sports Officer Leh, Tsering Tashi, HQ Assistant DC Office Leh Mohd Sh...

Lawmaker from Nubra demands district level status to his region
indifferent attitude of authorities causes great inconvenience to people, LSA Chandigarh celebrate its ‘Silver Jubilee’ and Losar
Jammu/Nubra, January 18, (Scoop News)-In a significant development Congress Party lawmaker from Nubra constituency of Ladakh region, Delden Namgyal, Wednesday demanded a district level status for his region following state government’s indifferent attitude towards the most under developed area. “We want a district level status for our region and we don’t want to be administered by a bureaucrat miles away from us. It is most under developed area and deserves a district level administration to attend to the grievance and needs of the people,” he said. Namgyal was reacting to the written response of his question in the state legislative assembly by the chief minister, Mehbooba ...

Rs 35 cr released for restoring flood damages in Leh: Abdul Haq
Jammu, January 16, (Scoop News)- Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Abdul Haq Khan replying on behalf of the Minister for Ladakh Affairs Department informed the House that the Government has released Rs 35 crore to restore the temporary and permanent damages caused by floods in Phuktal river in Leha. He said the funds include Rs 20 crore under SDRF and Rs 15 crore under PMDP. For Kalchakra, against the proposed requirement of Rs. 15.25 crore, an amount of Rs. 6.91 crore has been authorized and balance funds will be considered in phases and subject to availability of resources, he added. The Minister replying to the question raised by Dalden Namgiyal r...

JNU students protest against GMC molestation
New Delhi, January 16, (Scoop News Bureau)-Students from Ladakh studying in Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU) held a protest demonstration against the molestation incident that took place in Government Medical College (GMC) in Jammu last month. "JNU wants to express its solidarity with NOMOLAY," the protesters said. Addressing the protesters, JNUSU president, Mohit Pandey, demanded strict action against the culprit and stressed that such action will not be tolerated in the educational institutions be it in any part of the country. Various students organisation comprising hundred...

28th Road safety week concluded in Kargil despite freezing temperature
Kargil, January 15, (Scoop News)-In order to aware people of Kargil regarding the traffic and road safety the final day of the 28th road safety week concluded today at Syed Mehdi Auditorium Hall Kargil despite freezing temperature . During the program Chief executive councilor LAHDC Kargil Kacho Ahmed Ali Khan was the chief guest of the program while was Dr Jaffer Akhone CMO Kargil was the guest of honour besides that Tehsildar Kargil Mohammad Saleem Wazir , DySP Kargil Abdul Khaliq , ARTO Kargil Abdul Raheem , KAS Mohammad taqi , KAS Mohammad Shabeer and various Vehicle union representatives also present . An impressive play on Road Safety measures was presented by Ranthak Theatre gr...

Haji Anayat reviews tourism promotion measures for Kargil
‘Apricot Festival’ to be organized in desert district this year
Jammu, January 13, (Scoop News)- Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali chaired a high level meeting here today to review measures for promotion of tourism in Kargil. The meeting was attended by Secretary Tourism Department, Farooq Ahmad Shah, Deputy Commissioner Kargil, Gulzar Hussain, Joint Director Planning, Tourism Department, Umaira Shafat, Financial Advisor Tourism Department, Abdul Latief Poswal, Assistant Director Tourism Kargil, Aga Tawha besides representatives of Hotel and Travel Trade Associations. Speaking at the meeting Haji Anayat Ali asked the Tou...

CEC LAHDC Kargil review meeting on Power Crisis
Kargil, January 13, (Scoop News)-Chairman and chief Executive Councilor (CEC) Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Kargil, Kacho Ahmed Ali Khan today called a meeting to review the ongoing curtailment in Electricity in Kargil. During the meeting Executive Councilor Advocate Amir, Executive Councilor Mohammad Hussain, Advisor to CEC Haji Mohammad Shafi, Councilor Shakar Zakir Hussain, Councilor Poyen Liyaqat Ali, Councilor Barso Mohammad Ismail and the concern officers of electricity department and NHPC were also present in the meeting. During the meeting CEC LAHDC Kacho Ahmed Ali khan expressed his regret over the ongoing electricity crisis in Kargil and appealed the con...

 
 Debate
Proliferating Media: Challenges of Ethics & Accountability
By K B Jandial There is no second opinion that responsible journalism is extremely important in shaping the society, albeit the nation. While our Constitution talks about three important organs of the State- Executive, Legislature and Judiciary, there exists an equally important institution by the name of the media, the Fourth Estate. Its role in the success of the democracy is no less important than the other three organs. While the powers of these three separate organs have their respective constitutional limits and accountability, the Fourth Estate has not been burdened inten...

Kashmir:From private kingdom to private Jagir
By K.N. Pandita Four month-long paralyzing strike in Kashmir has hardly subsided when the saboteurs have raked up another issue which is likely to proliferate and revive the strike syndrome in the valley. The beginning of chila-e- kalan on Christmas Eve would be a propitious day to begin the seventy day long chila strike in Kashmir. The centripetal point for the chila-strike will be the issue of domicile certificates to 1947 refugees of partition of India stranded in Jammu region. Unnecessarily Infuriated by the rumour of issuing domicile certificates to 1947 tribal incursi...

West Pakistani Refugees - victims of the sectarian politics
By By B L Saraf There is no end to the miseries of human beings called “perennially“ as West Pakistan Refugees (WPRs) living in Jammu ever since partition of the sub-continent. Circumstances are conspiring to condemn them to live – generation after generation – as refugees in a part of the country which before suffering vivisection was their own .Even a small step , contemplated to ameliorate their pitiable plight , activates sectarian politics in Kashmir to defeat them . State government has decided to issue Identity Certificates to th...

Demonetization a national priority
By K.N. Pandita The fracas created by the opposition on demonetization issue shows that it has failed to show due respect to the verdict of the majority of people in this country. It has also to learn that sitting in the opposition does not absolve the opposition of becoming realists about the development of the country. Uncharitable opposition The opposition has to understand that Prime Minister’s decision about demonetization is not a small decision taking into account the demographic dimensions of our country. It should have understood that such big decisions of far...

"Mission Sinha - Good luck to it"
By B L Saraf Former external affairs minister and BJP leader Yashwant Sinha lead delegation of ‘ civil society members from Delhi’ is on second visit to the Valley , to assess the ground situation that has developed in the wake of summer violent unrest , triggered by the death of militant commander, Burhan Wani and find a way out of the imbroglio . The delegation had been to Kashmir in the month of October , close on the heels of a visit undertaken by an official delegationled by the Union Home Minister , Rajnath Singh to see that , in Kashmir , violence comes to an end . Talking to the media in Srinagar Yaswant Sinha , describing him...

Supporting Azadi! Farooq’s Change of Heart or a Stunt?
Straight Talk
By K B Jandial Taking mainstream political parties and separatists in J&K as well as the entire Indian nation by disbelief, to many disgusting, the 3- time State Chief Minister and a former Indian Union Minister in the last UPA Govt Dr. Farooq Abdullah “offered support to separatists” for their the success of their movement for Azadi, with unsolicited advice to “remain united to achieve their goal”. The occasion for dropping this unexpected bomb shell was the 111st birth anniversary of Sheikh Abdullah. It is no secret that this iconic and un-parallel mass leader had himself vacillate...

A State with trilateral power centre
By K.N. Pandita A Pakistan’s national daily newspaper of December 6 published full length statement of Nafees Zakaria, Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman that dealt with current Indo-Pak relations focusing on Kashmir issue. Many flaws are seen in the statement. As it flashlights some new aspects of relationship, it would be in fitness of things to put the record straight. The statement begins with inviting world community’s attention to India’s “abuse of human rights in Kashmir” Human rights abuse in Kashmir began in 1998-90 with armed and indoctrinated Pakistani Islamist jihadis clandestinely infiltrating into Kashmir and beginning their jihad with the massacre of ...

Real ‘Normal ‘Needed In Kashmir
By By B L Saraf This is the time for the ‘ normal’ to get defined- rather redefined in the convenient terms , sometimes , turning its literal meaning on the head . The phenomenon has overtaken the narrative both at the Centre and in the Valley .Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, describes the currency demonetization process and the drive against the black money as an introduction of new ‘ normal ‘ to the nation’s politico- economic lexicon , displacing the old one which , if we believe FM , denoted “ acquiescence to the financial malfeasance and ...

 Jammu News
Legislative Council passes Resolution on return of Kashmiri migrants
Jammu, January 20, (Scoop News)-The Legislative Council today unanimously adopted a Resolution seeking early return of Kashmiri migrants to the Valley. The Resolution was moved in the Upper House by the Minister for Education and the Leader of House, Mr Naeem Akhtar. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that Kashmiri Pandits are a part and parcel of the Kashmir’s unique composite culture and every effort would be made to ensure their return with dignity to their roots. He said Kashmir is incomplete without Pandits adding that Kashmir’s Composite culture and communal harmony is known worldwide. The House unanimously passed the resolution with voice vot...

Question Hour in LA Feasibility report for setting up NIMP in Bhaderwah awaited from GoI: Asiea
Jammu, January 20, (Scoop News)- Minister of State for Health and Medical Education Asiea Naqash today said feasibility report for establishment of National Institute of Medicinal Plants (NIMP) proposed to be established in Bhaderwah is pending clearance with the Government of India. Replying to a question by MLA Daleep Singh Parihar in the Legislative Assembly, the Minister said the two sites identified for establishment of NIMP at village Kotli (50 kanals) and village Basti (100 kanals) in Bhaderwah were inspected by an Expert Committee of the Union Ministry of AYUSH in July 2015. “The report of the Expert Committee has not been received by the State Government til...

Scheme workers observed a day long protest demonstration at press Club Jammu
Jammu, January 20, (Scoop News)-All scheme workers ASHA, Anganwari & Mid-Day-Meal and contingency Workers observed a day long protest demonstration at press club Jammu in support of their genuine and long pending demands. A large number of ASHAs, Anganwari, Mid-Day-Meal workers from different districts of Jammu Region participated in this protest. All workers holding red flags and placards in their hands raising slogans demanding implementation of recommendation of 45th India Labour Conference, recognition as workers, Rs. 18000/-minimum wages, all Social Security benefits like pension, EPF, ESI, stop privatisation and for respectful and better conditions of work. The rally started f...

BJP-PDP Government succeeds in changing the narrative: BJP
Jammu, January 20, (Scoop News)-Lauding the BJP-PDP alliance government for being successful in uniting all political parties and passing unanimous resolution in the State Assembly for the safe and honourable return of all migrants to the Kashmir Valley, Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party, referred to the present government as the true representative of the sentiments of the people, “the Government of the People, for the People.” From the day the present government has assumed office its focus has been on empowerment of the henceforth ignored segments of the society asserted Brig Gupta. Ironically, the previous governments who ruled the state with a myopic visio...

LA Proceedings : Members participate in discussion on Demand of Grants for I&C Department
Pitch for effective measures to promote industrial growth
Jammu, January (Scoop News)-As many as sixteen members today participated in the Discussion on Demand for Grants for Industries and Commerce department in Legislative Assembly. While initiating the discussion, Legislator Mubarak Gul demanded package for the rehabilitation of businessmen affected during the Kashmir unrest. He pleaded for involving the local industrial units to process the raw material available in the State. He also called for taking steps to encourage and create conditions for upgrading human resource through skill development, creation of new employment opportunities and introduction of modern techniques and designs in the handloom and handicrafts sectors. Gul also ...

Govt orders appointment of Vice-Chancellors, Registrars for 2 Cluster Universities
Total number of varsities in JK goes up to 11
Jammu, January (Scoop News)- Setting the ball rolling to make the Cluster Universities functional from the current academic session, the Government today ordered appointment of Vice-Chancellors and Registrars for the two new varsities in the State. As per the orders issued by the Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti, who is the Chancellor of these Universities, Dr Anju Bhasin, Professor, Department of Physics, University of Jammu has been appointed as the Vice Chancellor of the Cluster University Jammu while Dr Sheikh Javid Ahmed, Dean Research at the University of Kashmir has been appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of the Cluster University Kashmir. Dr Bhasin is a proficient researcher with ...

LC Question Hour: JK to constitute State Council for Promotion of Urdu: Dr Drabu
Jammu, January (Scoop News)- Minister for Finance and Culture, Dr Haseeb Drabu today informed the Legislative Council that the recommendations of the High Level Committee constituted to look into the issue regarding promotion of Urdu language, including establishment of J&K Council for Promotion of Urdu would be implemented shortly. Giving details, he said a high level Committee headed by Chief Secretary was set up to look into the issue which has already submitted its recommendations. Replying to a question by Zaffar Iqbal Manhas in the Upper House, the Minister said that the High Level Committee besides other recommendations also advocated for setting up of J&K Council fo...

House passes grants of Social Welfare, ARI & Trainings, Science & Technology Departments
Govt mulls 'Cashless Health Insurance' cover for BPL families: Sajad Lone
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)-Minister for Social Welfare, ARI, and Trainings, Sajad Gani Lone today said that the Government will be introducing Cashless Health Insurance scheme for BPL families, for which the department will facilitate and fund an institutionalized arrangement, besides ensuring effective implementation of various welfare programmes already initiated in the state. Winding up the discussion in the Legislative Assembly on demand for grants of the departments under his charge, the Minister said that BPL families will be provided insurance cover under the arrangement up to a certain amount which they can avail in times of sickness, adding that the premium for t...

 
 Kashmir News
More rains, snow likely in Kashmir
Jammu, January 20, (Scoop News)- According to the Divisional Administration Kashmir there are chances of isolated to fairly widespread rains and snow in Kashmir Division from January 20 to January 24, 2017. “There is forecast of isolated rain/snow on January 20-21, scattered rains and snow on January 22, and fairly widespread rain/snow on January 23-24,” a statement of the Divisional Administration said. The statement said that all the Deputy Commissioners of Kashmir Division have been asked to necessary precautionary measures in their respective districts....

Mirwaiz thanks British Parliamentarians for raking up Kashmir issue in House of Commons
welcomes their statement on self determination
Srinagar, January 20, (Scoop News)-APHC leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Friday welcomed the British Parliamentarians statement that people of Kashmir should be given the right of self-determination to determine their own future in accordance with the provisions of the UN Security Council resolutions just like it was given to British people in the form of brexit vote. Mirwaiz said holding a referendum is the most transparent and democratic way to determine people's will and give them a fair chance express their choice. It is a simple way of resolving disputes avoiding wars and human suffe...

Boy found dead in mysterious circumstances in Ganderbal
Anantnag, January 20, (Scoop News)-A boy was found dead in mysterious circumstances in District Ganderbal. A 16 years old boy identified as Aamir Tariq Bhat son of Tariq Ahmad Bhat resident of Wakoora, Ganderbal was found dead in mysterious circumstances at his home. After conducting medico-legal formalities Police handed over the body of deceased boy to his relatives for last rites. Ganderbal police has initiated inquest proceedings under section 174 CrPC to ascertain his cause of death. ...

04 shops damaged in fire
Anantnag, January 20, (Scoop News)-Four shops were damaged in a fire incidents in Safakadal area here last evening. Fire broke out at Nawa-Kaddal, in the jurisdiction Police Station Safakadal, Srinagar, resulting in damage to four shops belonging to Mohammad Yousuf Zarkook, Khalid Ahmad Kachroo, Mohammad Ayoub and Muzaffar Ahmad. Fire was brought under control by fire tenders with the help of police and locals of the area. ...

Army rescue civilians from avalanche prone areas
Kulgam, January 20, (Scoop News)- Owing to continuous snow pounding since last week, area around Devsar based Army is imbrued in snow. Keeping in view continuous avalanche warning from SASE and request from civil administration, on Tuesday Devsar based Army Camp launched a rescue operation for the locals of Waltingu Nar and nearby areas. Locals trained for avalanche rescue alongwith Avalanche Rescue teams of Army helped in the rescue operation. In this rescue around 200 indls including men, women and children were rescued from highly avalanche prone as and shifted to safe a accomm...

CUK placement drive under UDAAN on Jan 24
Srinagar, January 20, (Scoop News)- The Central Placement Cell of the Central University of Kashmir (CUK) in collaboration with Experis IT and its partners is organizing a training cum placement drive under centrally sponsored project UDAAN for the job aspirants with IT background particularly BCA, MCA, B.Sc IT, M.Sc IT, B.Tech, Computer Sciences/E&C. The one-day drive will be held at Nowgam-I campus of the University on 24th of January, 2017 and will begin at 10.30 AM. The placement will be in corporate bodies operating at Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai and Pune and the annual salary package would be between Rs 2.00-2.25 lakh ctc. For any clarification the aspirants can contact on Cell Nos:...

Mirwaiz deputes a delegation to express sympathy and solidarity with bereaved families of departed members who were close to his family
Srinagar, January 19, (Scoop News)-Jammu Kashmir Awami Action (AAC) spokesman Thursday said the AAC chief and All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has expressed grief and sorrow over the demise of several members of AAC who were very close to the Mirwaiz family besides being involved in the ongoing movement and prayed to Almighty God for granting them eternal peace to their souls. On the advice of Mirwaiz, a delegation of AAC comprising Mushtaq Ahmad Sofi besides others visited the Mustafabad, HMT residence of a family member of the Mirwaiz clan and expressed sympathy and solidarity with them over the death of Moulvi Shabir Ahmad. Later, the delegat...

Div Com reviews power scenario in Kashmir
‘Electricity supply restored fully across Valley’
Srinagar, January 18, (Scoop News)-Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmed Khan, today convened a meeting to take stock of the functioning and activities of the Power Development Department (PDD). The meeting was attended by Chief Engineer, PDD, Shehnaz Goni, Superintendent Engineers, Xens and other concerned. While receiving the first hand appraisal of the power supply in the Kashmir division, the Divisional Commissioner was informed that power supply has been almost restored fully across the valley and men and machinery is on job to rectify power fault, if any. The Div com was also appraised about various works being carried out to augment the power supply. He was informed that ...

 
 Other Stories
Rasheed thanks British Parliament for Supporting Kashmir cause
Jammu, January 20, (Scoop News)- In state Assembly today amid hue and cry Er. Rasheed thanked British Parliament for raising its voice against depriving Kashmiris from right to self determination and for condemning state terrorism in J&K. In the afternoon today Er. Rasheed in his speech said that asking for people of Kashmir to be given right to take control of their future as the one exercised by UK in the European Union is something which is appreciable and it seems that if pain of pallets has not reached the hearts of MLA’s of J&K or Indian parliamentarians, at least British MP’s have felt the pain of Kashmiris. Er. Rasheed amid heated arguments with BJP MLA’s asked that those who were...

House passes grants of Animal, Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries Departments
Path-breaking measures initiated in Animal Husbandry, allied sectors: Kohli
Jammu, January 20, (Scoop News)-Minister for Animal and Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Ghani Kohli today said the department is in the process of developing necessary framework for the growth of these key sectors to uplift the rural economy in the State. Winding up the discussion on demand of grants for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries departments, the Minister said in order to give boost to the activities of these sectors, the department is in the process of introducing various new initiatives which are aimed at making these sectors viable and profitable. Special incentive based schemes are also being framed and introduced for unemployed youth as well ...

LA Proceedings :Several Legislators take part in discussion on Demand of Grants for Animal, Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries Departments
Jammu, January 20, (Scoop News)-As many as 17 members took part on the discussion on Demand for Grants for Animal & Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Departments in the Legislative Assembly today. While initiating the discussion, Legislator, Choudhary Qamar Hussain urged the Government for providing sufficient funds under animal and sheep husbandry sectors and asked the Government to take necessary measures for providing adequate medicinal facilities for the treatment of live stock and also ensure requisite infrastructure for upgrading the veterinary health services. Aijaz Ahmad Khan urged the Government for giving special focus on animal and sheep sectors. He said these sectors are the b...

Dy CM inaugurates Consultnext Healthcare Centre in Jammu
Jammu, January 20, (Scoop News)-Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh inaugurated the Fortis Consultnext Centre here today. Consultnext is highly secure, flexible and private tele-health platform designed for hospitals. It allows hospitals to expand their area of influence significantly by seamlessly integrating tele-medicine into their OPD, IPD and patient care initiatives. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Singh congratulated Emedify Solutions for their innovative contribution in upgrading medical facilities in Jammu. Dr Singh said the government is keen to provide adequate medical facilities to the people at their doorstep. He said Fortis Consultnext Super Specialty Medicare Facilities w...

Question Hour in LC JK to generate 54 MW Solar Energy by 2018: Sajad Lone
33574 Solar Home Lights, 1800 Solar Street Lights distributed during past 3 yrs
Jammu, January 20, (Scoop News)-Minister for Science and Technology Sajad Gani Lone today informed the Legislative Council that under Grid Connected Rooftop Solar energy, a target of 54 MW has been set to be achieved in the state by the end of next financial year. Replying to a question by Naresh Kumar Gupta in the upper house, the Minister further said for the next four years, the target has been set at 450 MW. However, he said no project for solar energy has been processed under PPP mode so far. The Minister further stated that Jammu and Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA) has distributed 33574 Solar Home Lighting Systems (SHLS) and 1800 Solar Street Light...

MoS for Defence, Dr Bhamre commends role NCC in propagating ideals of secularism
national integration and selfless service, 2068 cadets including 696 girls attend RD camp
New Delhi, Januaray 19, (Scoop News Bureau)-The Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre has highly commended the role of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) in propagating the ideals of secularism, national integration, selfless service and generating patriotic values amongst the youth of the nation. He also lauded the efforts of the cadets to make the organisation a cohesive, disciplined and vibrant one synonymous with ‘unity in diversity and the spirit of a secular and united India.’ Speaking on the occasion of NCC Republic Day Camp-2017 at Cariappa Parade Ground, De...

25 children, (12 girls and 13 boys) selected for National Bravery Awards-2016,
PM Modi to give away prizes, 957 awards given away since 1957
New Delhi, January 18, (Scoop News Bureau)-Twenty five children which include 12 girls and 13 boys have been selected for the National Bravery Awards – 2016. Four of the Awards have been given posthumously. The coveted Bharat Award has been conferred on 8 year old Late Km. Tarh Peeju of Arunachal Pradesh, who sacrificed her life in an attempt to save two of her friends from drowning. The prestigious Geeta Chopra Award has been conferred on 18 year old Tejasweeta Pradhan and 17 year old Shivani Gond both from West Bengal, who showed immense courage in fearlessly helping the police and the NGO in uncovering an International sex racket leading to the arrest of the...

Pathania seeks action plan for improving health scenario in Ramnagar
Jammu, January 18, (Scoop News)- Ranbir Singh Pathania, MLA Ramngar Assembly Constituency put the govt. in a tight corner regarding present condition of health sector in Ramnagar Constituency and sought from govt. the action plan to improve the health scenario in his constituency and filling up Vacant posts. In a written reply by the concerned Minister Incharge in Lower House, Govt. informed that 11 posts of medicos and para-medical staff are vacant under NHM in Ramnagar Constituency, which will be shortly filled up after following due process of selection. Similarly permanent posts presently vacant have been referred to recruitment agencies for early filling up of these posts. In rep...

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