Tuesday, July 7, 2015
 
 Top Stories of The Day
20822 Amarnathji pilgrims pay obeisance at Holy Cave
8400 slots released for Current Registration
Srinagar,July 06 (Scoop News)-On the 5th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra 20,822 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 65,495 Yatris had darshan of the Ice Lingam at the Holy Cave. 8400 slots released for Current Registration 8400 slots have been released by the CEO, Shri Amaranthji Shrine Board for On-Spot Registration at various Counters today for the Yatra commencing on 9th and 10th July 2015 from the two Access Control Gates at Baltal and Chandanwari. The slots are available on first come first serve basis. The Yatris have been advised to undertake the Yatra on the respective date of registration to avoid any inconvenience. The intending Yatris who have not yet registered have been advised to undertake advance registration which closes eight days prior to intended date of commencement of Yatra from the two Access Control Gates at Baltal and Chandanwari. Meanwhile, the CEO advised the Yatris to follow the Do’s and Don’ts issued by the Shrine Board during the course of Yatra and come well prepared by carrying w...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
Dy CM interacts with Bhandara Associations, flags off ambulance service Yatris
‘Necessary mechanism in place for hassle-free Yatra’
Srinagar, July 06 (Scoop News)-Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh has said that the necessary mechanism has been put in place to ensure hassle free Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2015. The Deputy Chief Minister was interacting with the Langar/Bhandara Associations here today. The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary to the Governor, Mr P. K. Tripathi, IGP Kashmir, Mr Javaid Mujtaba Geelani, CEO Shri Amarnathji Board, Deputy Commissioners of Ganderbal, Budgam, Srinagar, Additional Deputy Commissioner Anantnag, BJP President Pujnab, Kamal Sharma, Chief Engineers of PDD, PHE, R&B, Direc...

JK Govt to formulate New Advertisement Policy
Fresh Policy to incorporate electronic, new media: Director Information;
Srinagar, July 06 (Scoop News)-Jammu and Kashmir Government has decided to formulate a New Advertisement Policy to replace the existing policy which was promulgated some two decades back. The New Advertisement Policy would cover the electronic and new media including news portals. The Empanelment Committee constituted vide Government Order No: 17-ID of 2015 dated: 26-06-2015 would oversee the formulation of the New Advertisement Policy, before the same is placed before the state cabinet for approval. The Committee is headed by the Principal Secretary, Information Department with Director...

13,936 Amarnathji pilgrims pay obeisance at Holy Cave
Srinagar, July 05 (Scoop News)-On the 4thday of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra 13,936 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 44,673 Yatris had darshan of the Ice Lingam at the Holy Cave. Meanwhile, 4100 slots were released by the CEO for On-Spot Registration at various Counters on Sunday for the Yatra commencing on 7thJuly. Further 4550 number of slots will be available at various Counters on Monday the 6thJuly for the commencement of Yatra on 8thJuly 2015 from the two Access Control Gates at Baltal and Chandanwari. The slots are available on first come first serve basis. The Yatris have been advised to undertake the Yatra on the respective date of regist...

ISIS, a looming threat- authorities lack policy to ward off growing radicalization
Jammu, July 5, (Scoop News)-Kashmir based strategic analysts have notified the central authorities and state administration against the occasional surfacing of pro ISIS flags particularly in the summer capital, Chenab valley and Pir Panjal area besides growing Jihadi activities in the north Himalayan state. These analysts fear whether the government has a clear cut policy to ward off radicalization activities in the state. Surprisingly, they say, policy makers in India have not yet understood the magnitude and potential of the looming threat of radicalization to the country and the state. “India has always been taken by a surprise by its invaders, particularly from the west. I...

 
 Ladakh News
NIE&IT organizes Digital India Week at Leh
Leh,July 06 (Scoop News)- Organized by National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology sub centre Leh, NIC, Leh and Eliezer Joldan Memorial College, Leh, Digital India Week like other parts of nation was also launched in Leh district today at Degree College Leh. The programme was launched by Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Leh Rigzin Spalbar as chief guest while as Executive Councilor for Higher Education Shafi Lassu and Deputy Commissioner, Leh Saugat Biswass was guest of honour on the occasion. In the day long programme, stalls facilities of AADHAR Booth (Enrollment and r...

Ladakh celebrates Dalai Lama’s 80th birth anniversary
Leh,July 06 (Scoop News)- The Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama’s 80th birth anniversary was celebrated with full gaiety at a grand function at Jewaytsal today where Sakya Trizin Rinpoche presided as the chief guest of the function. His Eminence Khanpo Rinpoche and Eminent Rinpoches, Geshes, monks, and nuns, Chief Executive Councillor LAHDC Leh Rigzin Spalbar, Member Parliament Ladakh Thupstan Tsewang, former Member Parliament P. Namgyal, Executive Councilors Health Dr. Sonam Wangchuk, Toursm Mohd Shafi, and Animal & Sheep Husbandry Gyurmet Dorjey, Councillors of different constituencies...

Unidentified body recovered in Leh
Srinagar, July 05 (Scoop News)- An unidentified male body was recovered in Basgo area of Leh District last evening. Some locals informed Leh Police that a body is laying on the Indus riverbank near Basgo village. The police party immediately rushed to the spot and recovered the body. The body of deceased is laying in mortuary room of SNM Hospital Leh for identification. Lah police has started the investigation under section 174 CrPC to ascertain his identity and the cause of the death. ...

Youngest MVC recipient, Col Rinchen fondly remembered on his 18th death anniversary
Nubra, (Ladakh), July 1, (Scoop News)-On the 18th Death Anniversary of Late Col Chhewang Rinchen, MVC* SM. A wreath laying ceremony was organised at War Memorial, Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre. Col Rinchen is always remembered for his exceptional bravery and courageous acts. Born on November 11, 1931, in Sumur, Nubra, Col Rinchen joined the Nubra Guards at the tender age of 17. During tribal raid launched by Pakistan in 1947-48 operations, he along with his band of 28 volunteers successfully blocked the advancement of these Pak raiders from entering Leh town for approx two months. For his heroic actions, he was awarded Maha Vir Chakra (MVC), the yougest recipient of the awar...

LAHDC Kargil,EC S Wangyal, lauds army's role in helping people in remote areas
250 civilians and 80 animals treated.
Padam, (Zanskar), July 1, (Scoop News)_A Medical and Veterinary Camp was organized by the Top Gun Brigade of Indian Army at Padam. This remote town in the Zanskar Valley, the medical and veterinary hospitals are 250 kms away from Kargil and remains cut-off for nearly six months in a year. 250 civilians and 80 animals were provided treatment during the camp. A team of Army doctors from ‘FOREVER IN OPERATIONS’ Division and Veterinary Field Hospital Kargil, screened and checked the civilians and their animals.The required medical aid was provided and medicines were distributed to the vi...

Health Minister launches website of Health Deptt Leh
Leh, June 29 (Scoop News)-Minister for Health & Medical Education and ARI & Trainings, Ch. Lal Singh today launched a website of Health Department Leh www.lehhealth.org and released a training module video on ‘Basic Life Support’ prepared by Health Department in collaboration with Police Department Leh. Earlier, Ch. Lal Singh took a review meeting with the Chief Executive Councilor LAHDC Leh Rigzin Spalbar, Executive Councilors and Councilors of various villages of Leh district at the DC Office Conference Hall Leh. The Minister appreciated health authorities of Leh for achieving cent percen...

Lal Singh Calls for strengthening healthcare facilities in desert district
LEH, , June 28,(Scoop News)-Minister for Health & Medical Education and ARI & Trainings, Ch. Lal Singh reviewed the functioning of health institutions in Ladakh at a meeting convened at the Conference Hall Leh today. Chief Medical Officer, Leh, all Block Medical Officers of Leh district, Medical Superintendent of SNM Hospital and other senior doctors attended the meeting. The meeting deliberated on how to further improve healthcare facilities in the desert district. The Minister asked the local health authorities to take full advantage of the flagship healthcare schemes like NRHM and N...

Lal Singh calls for prompt, effective patient care
Inspects healthcare facilities in Leh
Leh, June 27,(Scoop News)-Minister for Health and Medical Education, ARI and Trainings Ch Lal Singh today asked authorities of District Hospital Leh and Primary Health Centre Thiksay to chalk out effective strategies to provide enhanced and prompt health services to the people of the district. The Minister who is on a tour to Ladakh region was inspecting the healthcare facilities at District Hospital Leh here today. Earlier on his arrival at Leh, the Minister was accorded a rousing reception by the people amid beating of drums . Executive Councillor Heal...

 
 Debate
Fulfill promise on AIIMS—BJP’s litmus test
By K B Jandial In democracies the real sovereigns are the people, howsoever politically immature and uneducated they may be, but they get an opportunity to issue their “decree” only after five years, six years in case of J&K which the last vestige of emergency. The rulers (ruling parties) who descend on the throne in the name of “service” of the people start showing signs of amnesia after elections. The politics of amnesia is as old as is our democracy because the people who make to the temples of democracy after lot of struggle at all levels and incurring huge money want quick return, but on personal account. So, they keep the promises on backburner. This happened witho...

Debating controversial resolution
By K.N. Pandita Occasionally, Markandey Katju comes under limelight in national media. To many people, his statements on political and social issues spring surprise because these seem outlandish or at least bizarre to them. Known for stirring hornet’s nest, Katju has recently made his observations about some of the leading national figures. Our parliamentarians considered his observations derogatory. In a show of respect for outstanding figures of national politics, the parliamentarians passed a resolution condemning the comments of Katju as something tantamount to national insult. Katju has filed a case before the Supreme Court of India, desiring it to quash the res...

The art of subtle denial
By K.N. Pandita In recent attacks carried out by ISSI crusaders in France, Tunisia and Kuwait, the count of fatalities has risen to over sixty. In the tiny state of Kuwait it was the first bomb explosion inside a Shia mosque. Earlier a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia was also targeted. Contrary to the established Islamic tradition of observing Ramadhan as the month of peace and virtuous deeds, ISIS spokesman gave a call to the mujahideen to strike at identified targets and create mayhem. Simul...

New Recruitment Policy: for whose benefit?
By K B Jandial The PDP-BJP Govt. has landed itself in a political quagmire by its hasty announcements and decisions which have either raked up controversies or forced it to roll back. The Govt. began its inning with a controversy with Mufti’s indebtedness to Pakistan, militants and separatists for peaceful conduct of Assembly polls. It had not yet died down a huge political storm hit the coalition in its infancy on granting political space to separatists and release of Masarat Alam followed by frequent display of Pakistani flags in the valley. Announcement of AIIMS for the Va...

The ’joke of the decade’
By K.N. Pandita By and large people get the government they deserve, goes the adage. First I thought only a sadist said it. Now I see there is a method in madness. The coalition between the “two poles”, as a stakeholder had once put it, appeared a big joke to the sadists when it came about. Coalitionists tried to give their detractors a lie. They invented wobbled logic to convince others that they were right. For example, they hurled another cliché that ‘politics is the game of possible.’ Hence the people got the government they deserved. We can discuss the ‘possible’. For...

Story of ‘Flag ‘ –revealed layer by layer
By B L Saraf Flag is a piece of cloth raised as mark of county’s standard or a signal . It has a story which can be told many ways . Flag represents courage , fortitude and perseverance .But sometimes it is raised as a symbol of rebellion and defiance . Flag is present everywhere , for every occasion . Generally , it is hoisted in pride : on occasions it is lowered in protest . Depending on the situation , raising and lowering of the Flag can be a cause head ache . Flag is always in the global news . However , in 2015 it ...

Is State Flag a rival of Tricolor?
Does State Flag make J&K a separate country?
By K B Jandial On June 7 this year the second time MLA from langate Engineer Rashid, sought to rake up a controversy on the State flag. Penchant for publicity, he demanded that June 7 be declared as "State Flag Day" besides a holiday as on this day in 1952 the State’s Constituent Assembly had adopted its own Flag . Not missing the opportunity for his anti-India rant, he vowed to protect state's "distinct identity" and accused Delhi of "colonial behaviour". While ‘celebrating’ the State Flag Day he reportedly said in Srinagar, "Delhi has played with our sentiments and reneged...

Ominous signs from Kashmir The rubric of coalition
By K.N. Pandita Terrorists have augmented their activities in the valley. Frequency of attacks on security forces and establishment in various parts of North as well as South Kashmir has increased. Encounters between the terrorists and security forces take place almost every week. Along with this, jihadis are making renewed bids for infiltration at various vulnerable points across the LoC. According to some reports, infiltrators are equipped with more sophisticated weapons and transmission equipment. It is also believed that they have received advanced training in guerrilla wa...

 Jammu News
Sajjad Shaheen seeks compensation for cloudburst hit people of Banihal
Banihal, July 06 (Scoop News)-Expressing concern over the damages caused due to cloud bursts in various parts of the Banihal Assembly Constituency since last evening, District President National Conference Ramban Mr Sajjad Shaheen on Monday called for immediate relief to the sufferers. “Till the time an assessment is made about the losses, the suffering people need to be given immediate relief”, Mr Shaheen said in his interaction with some of the sufferers during his visit to cloud-burst hit areas. He said the most affected villages, which have suffered damages due to flash floods in the wake of cloud bursts include Chareel,Arabal,Tethar, Bankoot,Khari, Trigam, Mahu-Mangit, Sumar, Neel,...

BJP leaders unveiled statue of Dr Mookherjee
Jammu, July 06 (Scoop News)-On the occasion of 114th birth anniversary of Jana Sangh founder President Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee, the state unit of BJP organized an impressive function at Trikuta Nagar, wherein statue of this great ideologue was unveiled by State President & MP Jugal Kishore Sharma, Dy. Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh, National Secretary Farooq Khan, Former Union MoS Prof. Chaman Lal Gupta, Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee Trust Chairman & MLC Ashok Khajuria, State General Secretary Ashok Kaul, Cabinet Minister Chander Prakash Ganga, Gandhi Nagar MLA Kavinder Gupta, Jammu Distt. President Rajesh Gupta (MLA) and other senior leaders. These leaders also garlanded the portr...

Jammu to be developed as independent tourist destination
Nirmal announces developmental projects for Jammu
Jammu, July 06 (Scoop News)-Dy. Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh, while addressing a massive gathering of party activists and general public in a function held in connection with unveiling of the statue of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee on his 114th birth anniversary, said that the PDP-BJP coalition government has initiated a number of developmental projects for all the three regions of the state, with Jammu getting its due share. Dr. Nirmal Singh, while elaborating on these projects, said that the government is working towards making Jammu an independent tourist destination, which will attract people from outside the state and also generate employment. He said that Multi story parkings in ...

Recognition of Chenab Valley & Pir Panchal by dividing Jammu shall lead to Dixon Plan:Bhim
Jammu, July 06 (Scoop News)-Prof.Bhim Singh, Founder of National Panthers Party and Member of National Integration Council has warned the Central leadership about the hidden design of BJP-PDP government led by Mufti Mohd. Sayeed to dig out the Dixon Plan (1950) from graveyard of UN Archives at the behest of the CIA to help carve out ‘Islamic Republic of Greater Kashmir’ by dissecting the Muslim majority areas of Jammu Pradesh that fall on the north of the Chenab River. Flouting of the so-called Chenab Valley Development Fund by the Chief Minister of BJP-PDP government for the first time in the history of J&K and after the birth of Dixon Plan in 1950 to divide Jammu on the communal line. Dix...

Minister visits short circuit affected villages in Marh
Asks admn for early compensation
Jammu, July 06 (Scoop News)-Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sukhnandan Kumar Choudhary today visited Khaden, Paryal, Bachyal, and adjoining villages of March Block to assess the damages caused to people and their property due to short circuit that occurred here last night. Among others, Chief Engineer PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, XEN PDD, SDM Marh, BDO Marh, other senior officers, prominent citizens, Sarpanchs and Panchs accompanied the Minister. During his visit to affected areas, the Minister was apprised that fifty seven assamies including 49 in village Khaden, 7 in village paryal and 1 in village Bachyal. He was informed that two persons have been injured in t...

Bali, Lone visit Bhaderwah-Chamba road
vows to prioritize tourist infra dev in the district
Bhaderwah,July 06 (Scoop News)-On the direction of Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed given during the recently held District Development Board meeting in Doda, Minister for Forest , Social welfare, Ecology and Environment, Bali Bhagat along with Minister for Science and Technology and Animal Husbandry, Sajad Gani Lone, yesterday visited Padri area of Bhaderwah Tehsil to look into possibilities of developing way side facilities along the Bhaderwah-Chamba road. “The area has great tourism potential which can attract tourists from Himachal Pradesh and development of tourist infrastructure in major tourist destinations will take the district tourist profile to new highs”, th...

DC reviews arrangements for Machail, Sarthal Yatra, Eid-ul-Fitr
Kishtwar, July 06 (Scoop News)-In view of forthcoming annual Machail and Sarthal Yatra and Eid- ul- Fitr festival, Deputy Commissioner, Kishtwar, Mohammad Javaid Khan today convened a meeting of district officers to review arrangements to be put in place for smooth and peaceful conduct of these auspicious occasions. Representatives of Sanatan Dharam Sabha Kishtwar, Sarva Shakti Sevak Sanstha Kishtwar, Auqaf Islamia Kishtwar and Dhamarth Trust Sarthal Kishtwar were also present in the meeting. The DC impressed upon all the officers to ensure that all necessary arrangements well in time for smooth conduct of yatras and Eid-ul-fitr. The DC directed XEN PWD to ensure renovation of road for...

Bukhari reviews pace of developmental works ,Calls for setting up dedicated offices for DDB
Ramban, July 06 (Scoop News)-Minister for Law, Justice, Parliamentary Affairs and Relief & Rehabilitation, Syed Basharat Bukhari, who is also the chairman of District Development Board (DDB), Ramban, visited Banihal and Ramban districts and took stock of various establishments of Jammu Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation (JKTDC). The Minister ordered setting up of a dedicated office for the chairman DDB at the district headquarters Ramban which besides coordinating the follow-up of the decisions taken in the DDB meetings will also act as a Grievance Redressel Cell. On his maiden visit to the District as Chairman DDB after the Board meeting on 2nd July, the Minister was acc...

 
 Kashmir News
JK Governor invites the Civil Services qualifiers to Raj Bhavan
Srinagar, July 06 (Scoop News)-Governor N.N. Vohra, has congratulated the bright young boys and girls from J&K who have qualified the prestigious All India Civil Services competition, the results of which were announced on Saturday. In a congratulatory message, the Governor has addresses the successful candidates and conveyed to them his appreciation for their hard work and achievement and wished them successful careers ahead. He has urged them to work, from the very first day of their service, with honesty and total dedication for advancing the welfare of the people they are called upon to serve. The Raj Bhavan spokesperson said that the Governor is ho...

Div Com inspects NH from Pantha Chowk to Qazigund
Directs for speeding up ongoing construction work
Srinagar, July 06 (Scoop News)- The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Hussain Samoon today had an extensive visit of Pulwama and Anantnag districts and took on spot review of ongoing construction works of National Highway from Pantha Chowk to Qazigund. The Divisional Commissioner accompanied by Deputy Commissioners of Srinagar, Anantnag, Pulwama and team of Officers inspected number of ongoing projects, bridges and flyovers on the National Highway. The Divisional Commissioner directed the executing agency to speed up the work and ensure timely completion of projects within the stipulated timeframe. He instructed the concerned authorities to complete...

Hurriyat (M) deprecates alleged arrest of youths in old city area during Ramzan
Srinagar, June 6, (Scoop News)-All Party Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has decried alleged arrest of nearly a score of youths in old city during the nocturnal and pre-dawn raids conducted by the police, a party statement issued on Monday said. The spokesman expressed concern and said that it was highly unwarranted and shameless that Govt forces were raiding the houses of youth during pre-dawn (Sehri) hours in this holy month of Ramzan, causing harassment in the residents. The spokesman said the parents of youth were worried since after the arrest of their wards, they were being locked up at unknown places. He said the parents were being kept completely in dark regarding the location...

Javed Mustafa warns land grabbers
‘Govt will deal with such unscrupulous elements firmly’
Srinagar, July 06 (Scoop News)-Minster for Revenue, Javed Mustafa Mir in a warning to land grabbers has said that the Government won’t allow anybody to encroach and forcefully occupy public or private properties. He said whosoever is involved in this illegal practice, including revenue officials, will be punished for their wrongdoings. Giving details of a case of Chowgam in Kulgam district in which one Mohammad Saleem Ganai has occupied the land of Vijay Raina, the Minister said the culprit has been arrested while police is looking for others involved in the case. He said the accused has managed to prepare fake documents of the encroached land. He said concerned Naib Tehsildar and Patwar...

Rajendra reiterates bringing visible change in traffic management
Srinagar, July 06 (Scoop News)-Director General of Police (DGP), K. Rajendra Kumar has reiterated that JKP would continue its drive against the road violations to streamline the traffic management in the State. He said that every member of the society has an important role to play in order to bring tangible results of our efforts. Rajendra disclosed that in the first instance a special drive was initiated against the erring bikers for plying without valid documents or indulging in negligent driving. More than three thousand bikes and Scooties were seized during this drive and challaned under different offences, said Rajendra. DPG reiterated that coordinated efforts...

SRTC to ply more luxury tourist buses in JK: Kohli
Srinagar, July 06 (Scoop News)-Minister for Transport, Abdul Gani Kohli Monday underscored the need for rolling out more luxury tourist buses by SRTC in J&K. Chairing a meeting here, the Minister said that it is high time that modern and comfortable luxury buses are introduced in the state for both tourists as well as local passengers. He called for constituting a committee in this regard so that SRTC is provided with these buses at the earliest. While reiterating the commitment of the government to provide every type of facility to the tourists, the Minister said that providing comfortable transport service to the tourists will be a worthy step in this direction. ...

Burglar caught on CCTV in Pulwama held
Stolen property worth over three lakh recovered
Srinagar, July 06 (Scoop News)-Pulwama Police arrested the burglar who was caught on CCTV camera while decamping with valuables from a house in Pulwama, this morning. On 19-06-2015 a burglary of Golden ornaments and Cash, worth over one lakh was reported in the house of Dr. Gowhar Nabi resident of Dalipora Babgund Pulwama. On this a case FIR Number 169/2015 U/S 454, 380/ RPC was registered in Police Station Pulwama During the investigation, Pulwama police was able to retrieve the photograph of the burglar from a CCTV footage. The accused was caught on a CCTV camera while carrying out burglary in the house. Wide publicity was given to the pictures of the burglar through social me...

3 peddlers held in Srinagar, Shopian
Fukki, prescription drugs recovered
Srinagar, July 06 (Scoop News)- Continuing its drive against drug peddlers, police today arrested three peddlers and recovered 23 Kilograms of Fukki and 61 bottles of prescription drugs from their possession. A police party of police station Batamaloo on a specific information recovered 23 kilograms of fukki from Manjinder Singh son Harkirat Singh resident of VPO Cheemna Tehsil Jagraon Ludiana and Raj Singh son Gajjan Singh resident of Jagraon Ludiana. Batamaloo police has registered a case against them and investigation has been taken up. Meanwhile, A Police party of Police station Zainapora, Shopian arrested a peddlers identified as Myser Ahmad Yatoo resident of Charimarg, Z...

 
 Other Stories
Sports Councils to be constituted at district level: Ansari
Smart Sports City to be developed in Jammu, Srinagar
Srinagar,July 06 (Scoop News)-Jammu and Kashmir, State Sports Council which met here today under the Chairmanship of Minister for Youth Services and Sports, Information Technology and Technical Education, Moulvi Imran Raza Ansari passed some amendments in the Rule 20 of J&K Sports Council Constitution by voice vote for constitution of District Sports Councils, to be established in every district with concerned District Development Commissioner to be its chairman. The other members of the District Sports Council shall be one Sports Council Member as Vice President, District Youth Services and Sports Officer, office bearers of District Units of recognized State Sports Association and Sport...

Pakherpora to be developed as Model Town: Hanjura
Srinagar, July 06 (Scoop News)-Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura has said that Pakherpora will be developed as Model Town and for the purpose necessary directions have already been given to the concerned for preparing Detailed Project Reports (DPRs). He said famous for the shrine of Hazrat Sultan Sayeed Muhammad Ali Aali (RA), Pakherpora is also pitched on a beautiful locale surrounded by mountains and pastures. He said the area has tremendous potential for both traditional as well as religious tourism. This was stated by the Minister at an impressive Public Durbar held at Pakherpora today. The Minister heard the people’s grievances with patience and issued on-the-s...

Govt constitutes 3-member panel to work out modalities for reorganization of Horticulture Deptt
Setting up of cold storage, grading & packing Centre at Sopore Fruit Mandi on anvil: Veeri
Srinagar, July 06 (Scoop News)-The Government is contemplating reorganization of Horticulture Department to give boost to horticulture production in the State. In this regard a 3-member committee consisting Director Horticulture Planning and Marketing and Directors of Horticulture Kashmir and Jammu divisions was constituted here today. The decision in this regard was taken at a meeting held under the chairmanship of the Minister for Horticulture, Abdul Rehman Veeri. The Committee would work out details for re-organization of the department and submit the same to the Government within one month for further necessary action. Commissioner Secretary, Agriculture Production, Director Hor...

`Indian Cultural Forum, Jammu organizes musical programme
Jammu, July 06 (Scoop News)- `Indian Cultural Forum, Jammu in its ‘Galaxy’ series of musical programmes, organized a musical-cum- literary evening in the auditorium of Govt. College for Women, Parade, Jammu. The music programme was based on the Dogri Poetry of well known writer & poet Mohan Singh and the songs composed by Sham Saajan, a well known gazal singer and music composer of the state. Desh Bandhu Dogra Nutan was the chief guest and S Narsingh Dev, veteran poet, writer and painter, Jamwal presided over the function. Gyaneshwar Sharma, a prominent poet and V P Puri, Secretary, Re...

Gandhi Global Family pays rich tribute to Babu Jagjivan Ram
Jammu, July 06 (Scoop News)- Gandhi Global Family (J&K) paid rich tributes to former deputy Prime Minister Babu Jagjivan Ram on his death anniversary in Lawrence Public School, Jammu. A prominent Dalit leader, frontrunner freedom fighter, Babuji held key positions in Cabinet for 30 years. Padmashri S P Varma, Gandhi Global Family Vice President said that Babuji has left an indelible mark in the history of the country as a fervent champion of the cause of backward and marginalized stratum of the society. He stressed on adopting Babu ji’s ideology towards developing an egalitarian s...

DUJ demands CBI Enquiry into Akshay Singh's death
New Delhi, July 06 (Scoop News)- The DUJ is deeply grieved and shocked at the mysterious death of young Aajtak journalist Akshay Singh while investigating the Vyapam Scam in Madhya Pradesh. His sudden death cannot be isolated from the total number of 45 deaths of witnesses, accused and others connected to this Rs 2000 crore scam. The government of Shivraj Singh Chauhan has much to answer for. Why is it unable to stem the tide of murders and suicides in the Scam? We regret that the India Today group did not immediately fly Akshay’s body to Delhi so that an impartial postmortem could be conducted. The group has belatedly asked the state government to send the viscera to Delhi for forens...

Sukhnandan reviews status of construction of Kandi Canal project at Doda
Jammu, July 05 (Scoop News)-Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sukhnandan Kumar today convened a meeting of high officers of PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control department to review the status of construction of Kandi Canal project in tehsil thathri at district Doda which was approved by Central Water Commission under Major/Medium irrigation scheme in the year 2006-2007 at an estimated cost of Rs. 5370.00 lacs. During the meeting, the minister was appraised about the problems faced by the executive agencies during the construction of project and its present status. He was appraised about the decisions taken by last SLCC meeting held in July 2013. The minister said that work on ...

JK Gujjars Seek Support to Include Gojri in Eighth Schedule
Jammu, July 05 (Scoop News)- Seeking support from all Political Parties, Socio-Linguistic groups, Media and influential dignitaries of country - the Gujjars of Jammu and Kashmir today pleaded to include significant Tribal language ‘Gojri’ into eighth schedule of Indian Constitution. They , in an appeal sent through Tribal Research and Cultural Foundation-a Frontal Organization of Gujjars to Prime Minister of India Nareendra Modi today sought his intervention for an immediate amendment in the list of official languages of India to include Gojri –the oldest tribal language into it. The ...

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