Friday, December 9, 2016
 
 Top Stories of The Day
Farooq inaugurates portal for KAS aspirants,calls for tech reach-out to remote areas
Jammu, December 08, (Scoop News)-National Conference President and former Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah on Thursday called for massive reach-out to far-off and remote areas through information technology to enable youth face competitive world with confidence. “We must create ample opportunities for educated young people to prepare themselves for various competitive exams in a big way and internet is the only viable medium to make them capable of excelling in administrative services exams like KAS”, Dr Abdullah said while inaugurating a portal launched by IXL Private Ltd, ,an initiative started by alumni of NIT Srinagar, Abdul Gaffar and Anirudh in conjunction with Mr. Ajay Manju and Mr. Sanyam Singhal from Eplanet Soft, a A Jaipur based start up, at Vidhata Nagar Bhathandi here this afternoon. Provincial President National Conference and MLA Nagrota Mr Deve...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
Women empowerment key to social development: Mehbooba
Says possibilities of requisite market support to SHGs would be explored
Bishnah, December 07, (Scoop News)- Saying that empowerment of women is imperative for the development of the society, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today said the Government has launched many schemes and programmes for the welfare and development of women of the State. Addressing a public meeting after interacting with members of women Self Help Groups set up under UMEED programme under J&K Rural Livelihood Mission here this afternoon, the Chief Minister said the State Government has flagged women’s welfare as a priority area and efforts are being made to achieve the targets in this rega...

J Jayalalithaa was fond of Kashmir and also cared for its people
A sophisticated actor and an extraordinary influential politician, she was
Jammu, December 7,(Scoop News)-J Jaylalithaa , a popular matinee idol of south Indian cinema of yesteryears was deeply fond of Kashmir as she had visited the place several times in connection with her professional requirements. She had been keeping constant track of the developments in the roiled Valley even after she became the chief minister of Tamil Nadu. Earlier, on several occasions Jayalalithaa had raised the issue of displaced Kashmiri Pandits and also had writtten a detailed letter to the then Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, about their dignified rehabilitation and safe ...

Mehbooba regrets some politicians changing stands in, out of power
Srinagar, December 6, (Scoop News)- Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has expressed surprise over the changing stand of some politicians. She said her party and Government have maintained consistent stand on the issues and regretted some seasoned politicians changing their postures in and out of power. The Chief Minister was interacting with media persons on the sidelines of a function here today. Replying to a question about yesterday’s statement of National Conference President, Dr Farooq Abdullah, the Chief Minister said the very statement has established his party’s role in the...

Govt would do all to strengthen JK’s sports infra: CM
Srinagar, December 6, (Scoop News)- Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has assured the students and children that the State Government would do all it takes to provide an ambient environment for their physical and mental development. Interacting with the students and players of various educational institutions of Kashmir Valley here today, the Chief Minister said physical activities are a must alongwith studies and Government would make all efforts to strengthen sports infrastructure in the State. She asked them to actively participate in sports activities and emulate role models like Parvez R...

 
 Ladakh News
NC constitutes its youth and women wings in Leh district
members pay homage to late SM Abdullah
Leh (Ladakh), December 7, (Scoop News)-In a bid to further consolidate the party at grassroots in after winning two segments in Leh, National Conference (NC) district unit constituted its youth and women wings coinciding with 111 birth anniversary of late Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah. Tsering Dorjay Korpon was elected as president of NC youth wing while Tsewang Tandup and Arshad Hussain were elected as vice president. Others elected during the meeting included Stanzin Jungness as general secretary and stanzin Gyurmet as cashier. Similarly, women wing elected Dechen Angmo as party president, Kunzang Dolma as general secretary and Hajra Begum as vice president. In last election...

LAHDC in touch with Amul India for technical guidance, commissioning pasteurizing plant soon
BJYM constitutes new body of Kharu Mandal.
Leh (Ladakh), December 6, (Scoop News)-To boost the milk production and trade in Leh district, Ladakh Autonomous Hill development Council (LAHDC)-Leh is in touch with Amul India to lead the milk sector to new heights in the region. Chief Executive Counillor, Dr Sonam Dawa, said the Council is planning to start the pasteurization plant and other machines of Animal Husbandry department soon which will immensely benefit the farmers. He said the region produces sufficient milk to fulfill its needs and the same is to be channelized. “Technical guidance will be sought for augmenting production besides marketing of the produce will be sought from Amul India,” he said. Meanwh...

Exploratory expedition unearths a prehistoric transit camp site reported to be 10,600 years old near Saser La in Nubra valley
Nubra (Ladakh), December 6, (Scoop News)-An ancient transit camping site described to be over 10,600 years old and used by prehistoric man was discovered by the archaeological exploratory expedition at a base of Saser La nearly 15,000 feet above the sea level, in Nubra valley of Ladakh region, informed sources said. The said camping site was found during a search study last year near Saser La, a base camp of Karakoram pass, where these primitive trapper collectors would stay temporarily before moving to the next place. Sadly, not much exploratory attention was earlier devoted ...

CEC,LAHDC, Dr. Sonam visits remote areas of Thiksey constituency
Leh,December 04, (Scoop News)-After becoming the chairmen of Hill Council, Leh, the Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Leh Dr. Sonam Dawa Lonpo made his first official tour of Thiksey constituency. Accompanied by Executive Councilor for Works Dorjey Motup, ACD, Leh Tsering Paldan, Executive Engineers, BDO and officers, CEC visited Shey-Yoknos, Shey Kongnos, Stakmo, Thiksay, Rambirpur and Nang villages. Listening to the problems and grievances of villagers, CEC Dr. Dawa appealed the people of his constituency to use him as their villager and Councilor and assured to address their problems...

Chospa Creations holds premier show of ‘Jigsten’
dignitaries present show respect for ‘national anthem’ by standing up before screening of Ladakhi feature film
Leh (Ladakh), December 4, (Scoop News)-Following the Apex Court’s direction, it was a proud moment for the patriotic people of Ladakh to pay respect to National Anthem at the premier show of a local feature film ‘Jigsten’ at community hall of Deskit Tsal in Leh. Dignitaries including councilors of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) were among scores of other guests who were present on the premier show. Jigsten, literally meaning ‘Samsara’ has been directed by Tsering Mutup Chospa and produced by Chospa Creations, is based on a story portraying worldly sufferings, a fun...

‘World Disability Day’ observed at Leh
Leh,December 03, (Scoop News)-International Day of Persons with Disability was celebrated in Leh today organized by Department of Education, LAHDC, Leh. Executive Councilor Agriculture Tsering Wangdus was the chief guest and Mohd Iqbal, President PAGIR was the guest of honour on the occasion. Addressing the gathering EC Wangdus said that we need to have an encouraging and appreciating attitude towards specially abled people to generate sense of equality and competence among them. He stressed that parents need to play a key role by taking their child with special need for medical treat...

Leh- Manali railway line to be taken up in first phase
Railway officials discuss issue with LAHDC , seek land for its camp office
Leh (Ladakh), December 3, (Scoop News)-The Central Government has accelerated the laying down of strategically important 498 km, Bilaspur- Manali- Leh rail project by including it in the border areas projects for which Final Location Survey (FLS) has been embarked on at a cost of rupees 375 crore and is expected to be taken up in the first phase. In a written reply to a question on rail connectivity in border areas, Union minister of state for Railways, Rajen Gohin, told parliament the other day that the ministry of defence had initiated rail line projects along China, Nepal and ...

Ladakh adjudged best adventure tourism destination, award given after thorough evaluation of different factors with absolute neutrality
Kashmir tourism wooing tourists from Kolkata
Leh (Ladakh), December 3, (Scoop News)-Jammu and Kashmir Tourism was judged as one of the best adventure tourism destination for Ladakh at a glittering ceremony held in the Union Capital on Friday. The award was sponsored by internationally travel reader’s publication, ‘elude nest’ and presented by the Union Tourism secretary, Vinod Zutshi and the event was held in presence of who is who of the travel trade across country and the ambassadors of United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany while France, US, Belgium and other European countries were represented by their first secretaries. The sai...

 
 Debate
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 ...

Pakistan’s New De-facto ‘ Chief Executive‘
By B L Saraf When General Pervaz Musharraf overthrew the elected government of Nawaz Sharif , in October ,1999 and captured state power , in Pakistan , he asked the Constitutional expert Sharifuddin Pirzada to draft Provisional Constitutional Order .“ Musharrafdesignated himself as Chief Executive a position equivalent to the Prime Minister , ostensibly a humanized substitute for Chief Martial law Administrator and President Tarar was told to remain in office and act in accordance with Chief Executive’s Advice .” Ayesha Jalal in The Struggle For Pakistan - A Muslim homeland andGlobal Politics, page 312 . Well, one may not necessarily believe it , ...

Ji Hahn, PoK Hamare Baap Ka Hai, Farooq Sahib!
Straight Talk
By K B Jandial Farooq sahib, entire Jammu & Kashmir is our father’s property. Your emotional outburst at Kishtwar rally on continuously calling PoK as our (Indian) part has stirred up hornets’ nest, many calling you Pakistani which indeed, you are not. What made you so angry on the repeated loud claim by Indian Govt. is not understood especially when you have hundred times either asked for bombing the terrorist camps across the LoC or sensibly pleading for conversion of LoC in international border to permanently resolve Kashmir issue. Not intending to join issue with ...

Ethnic cleansing in Bangladesh
By K.N. Pandita In its editorial of November 16, 2016, The Washington Post carried the story of brutal attacks in Bangladesh killing scores of bloggers, foreigners and members of Hindu religious minorities. A Hindu tailor was killed in April, and a Hindu priest was hacked to death in July last. Over almost two years, radical Islamists have carried out a string of brutal attacks on Hindu minority. July attack in Dhaka left 22 Hindus dead. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her governing Awami League accused Islamist opposition of fomenting terrorism. However, involvement of some leade...

“Abnormal “ In The Executive – Judiciary Paradigm
By B L Saraf While explaining merits of the demonetization of the high denomination currency notes , Finance Minister – Arun Jaitely inserted new “ normal “ in the politico – economic lexicon of the country . He said , henceforth ,adherence to the principle of probity and efficiency will define new “ normal “ in the matters of governance . This new “ normal ‘ will , if we believe FM ,replace the earlier one which‘ characterized corruption and inefficiency in the executive governance of India ; acquiesced by many , either by...

Pandits, Jammuites and the BJP
By Amit Kushari IAS (Retd.) Pandits had always been traditionally Congress supporters in the past. In the seventies and eighties political fight in J&K was between the Congress and National Conference mainly. PDP was not born then and BJP was politically confined to two or three constituencies of Jammu city. Since J&K is a state which is overwhelmingly Muslim majority (68% Muslims) and BJP was then considered to be a small Hindu minded communal party, not acceptable to the people at large, the choice before the people was only NC and Congress. Since NC was essentially a Muslim or...

Will demonetisation clean-up India?
Straight Talk
By K B Jandial The spell of pain and hardship to almost every citizen that was unleashed by PM Modi’s “surgical strike” on black money is now waning with no queues seen in Jammu and shorter ones in rest of India even though the political war on it within and outside the Parliament continues. Modi’s master-stroke has panicked everyone within minutes of its announcement around 8.15 p.m. on 8th November, 2016 on DD/AIR that went viral on social media. Every family immediately huddled into their homes counting notes or searching papers to know the actual extent of possible loss. The...

Surgical strike on black money
By K.N. Pandita Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav calls PM’s ‘operation black money’ as election stunt. Kejriwal calls it “big scam”. Rahul Gandhi stands in queue to change his Rs. 500 notes, and the mercenary media gives it TV hype; a bunch of thugs come together. During Vajpayee regime, American Enforcement functionaries had detained Rahul at JF Kennedy airport with a hefty pile of US dollar notes in his baggage. Vajpayee intervened. Modi’s adversaries had begun lampooning his election slogan of eradicating corruption from administration. Pakistan was printing fake ...

 Jammu News
JK officials get Sanctuary Wildlife Service Award
Tahir Shawl, Nazir Malik, Jigmet Takpa among awardees as ‘Earth Heroes’
Jammu, December 08, (Scoop News)-Three officials from J&K’s Department of Wildlife, have been conferred ‘Sanctuary Wildlife Service Award’ 2016 for their commitment to preservation and protection of Kashmir’s Dachigam National Park. The officials have been identified as champions of the exquisite wildlife of India’s northern most state and “they exemplify the virtues that we wish to see in all wilderness protectors.” “They have assumed the position of Earth-protectors and are a source of inspiration for millions, their resolve and determination has ended up saving the last of our wilds. T...

Kohli urges social, religious organizations to strengthen bonds of communal harmony
Rajouri, December 08, (Scoop News)- Terming peace a prerequisite for development and prosperity, Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Ghani Kohli today urged the social and religious organizations to work in unison to strengthen the bonds of amity and communal harmony. “Maintaining communal harmony is the priority of both the central and the state governments and development of the nation is not possible without amity and brotherhood among its citizens,” he added. The Minister was addressing an Islamic Conference organized by Ullemma-ahl-e-Sunnat at Eidgah, here tod...

Complete ration card distribution by Dec 25: Zulfkar Ali to officers
Asks Director FCS&CA Kashmir to procure, distribute food-grains at no-profit, no-loss basis
Jammu, December 08, (Scoop News)-For Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA), Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today called for completion of ration card distribution before end of the year. He also called for procurement and distribution of food-grains among beneficiaries up and above National Food Security Act (NFSA) as also under Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Food Entitlement Scheme (MMSFES) at no-profit, no-loss basis. Issuing the instructions during a review meeting, the Minister said that ration card is an important document that people require for many things, therefore, it is important t...

CEC LAHDC Kargil calls on Dy CM
Various initiatives under implementation for holistic development of Kargil: Dr Singh
Jammu, December 08, (Scoop News)-The Deputy Chief Dr. Nirmal Singh today said the Government has undertaken various initiatives for the holistic development of the desert district of Kargil. The Deputy Chief Minister was interacting with Chief Executive Councilor, Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Kargil, Kachoo Ahmed Ali Khan who called on him yesterday. The Deputy chief Minister said the Government is committed for developing Kargil on modern lines keeping the local architecture and landscape in view so that the people living there get all the ...

Naeem for balanced convergence of sports with academics
Education Minister declares open Interschool Volleyball Tournament at Model GHSS Sunjwan
Jammu, December 08, (Scoop News)-Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar today emphasized the need for a balanced convergence of academics and sports in government schools to meet this essential requirement of modern education system. “Unfortunately our state has lagged behind in the convergence of sports with academics and this needs special attention,” Naeem said after declaring open 2-day Interschool Volleyball Tournament here at Government Model Higher Secondary School (GMHSS) Sunjwan. Teams of eight schools of Jammu district are participating in the tournament being organized by 160 Battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Simrandeep Singh, Senior ...

Govt to honor Karate kid Hashim Mansoor: Imran Ansari
Minister felicitates Bandipora boy: Reiterates Govt’s resolve to promote sports activities in JK in a big way
Jammu, December 08, (Scoop News)-Minister for Information Technology, Technical Education and Youth Services & Sports Molvi Imran Raza Ansari today said the government will honor Hashim Mansoor hailing from Bandipora, Kashmir who won gold medal in Asian Karate Championship. Imrna Ansari extended his felicitations to seven-year-old boy Hashim and said his achievement will inspire many children of the state who will come forward to showcase their talent in different sports activities. “It is a great honour to see another gold medal champion emerging from Bandipora after eight-year-old girl Tajamul Islam bagged gold in the world Kickboxing Championship in Italy,” Ansari ...

Manhas chairs DRSC meeting of Home Deptt
Panel for enhancing percentage quota for conversion of SPOs as Constables during regularization
Jammu, December 08, (Scoop News)-The Police department has appointed 98 Prosecuting Officers, besides 3622 posts of Constables came to be filled through Police Recruitment Board under Transparent Recruitment Process during the last two years. This information was given in a meeting of Department Related Standing Committee (DRSC) on Home Department of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council chaired by MLC, Dr Zafar Iqbal Manhas, here today. The meeting was convened to review the working of Home department. The meeting was attended by the Legislators, Dr Shehnaz Ganai and Surinder Kumar Choudhary. Threadbare discussions were held on various issues including schemes operational for the we...

Opposition wasting crucial Parliament time, huge public money: BJP
Jammu, December 08, (Scoop News)-The role of the Opposition in a democracy is to censure and keep check on government’s functioning. Criticizing the government baselessly and drawing attention to their irrational and illogical arguments only hinders the formulating of crucial policies during the session. This was stated by BJP State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan, who contend that by stalling the proceedings of both the Houses of the Parliament, Congress and other parties of its ilk, stand exposed on the issue of demonetization. These parties are making hue and cry on the issue of demonetization by alleging that the decision is against the interests of the common people, whereas the fact ...

 
 Kashmir News
Div Com reviews progress in key sectors;
Takes stock of winter arrangements in Baramulla, Kupwara
Srinagar, December 8, (Scoop News)-Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today took a comprehensive review of various developmental projects being executed under core sectors and winter preparedness in Baramulla and Kupwara districts. In a high level meeting chaired by the Div Com, the Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Dr Nasir Naqash, said that against an approved allocation of Rs 231.36 crore under the District Plan for the current fiscal an amount of Rs 75.64 crore has been made available against which Rs 44.06 crore stands expended till December 07, 2016. ...

Mirwaiz expresses grief over fatal air crash in north Pakistan
condemns killing of Arif, voices concern over harassment of Kashmiri students
Srinagar, December 8, (Scoop News)-APHC leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has condemned the killing of Arif Amin Shah allegedly by the government forces at Arwani village of Anantnag district. Meanwhile, Mirwaiz has expressed shock and grief over the fatal air crash in north Pakistan which led to the killing of 47 people on board. Conveying his heartfelt condolences and sympathy with the bereaved families and the people of Pakistan, Mirwaiz termed the air crash incident as unfortunate and regrettable incident, adding, it led to the death of 47 people including the famous naat khwan Junaid jamsheed. Mirwaiz has prayed for the departed souls. Expressing his serious concern over the c...

RBI unclogs reshaping plan of banks
Parvez appreciates all stake holders for their worthy support
Srinagar, December 8, (Scoop News)-Reserve Bank of India today cleared the much needed restructuring proposal submitted by the State Level Bankers Committee through its convener, J&K Bank ltd. Confirming the news, Convenor and J&K Bank chairman, Parvez Ahmed , expressed his gratitude to all stakeholders in general including business community, various trade and industry bodies who stood behind the Bank in its pursuit to achieve the desired objective. Parvez also in his special mention thanked Government of Jammu and Kashmir for its unconditional support by strongly recommending the...

PDP an accomplice BJP’s politics of hate:NC
‘PDP-BJP Alliance a source of suffering for J&K’
Srinagar, December 08, (Scoop News)- National Conference on Thursday said that PDP had become an active accomplice in propagating and advancing BJP’s politics of hate in Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing a day-long convention of the party’s delegates for District Bandipora at Sumbal today, National Conference General Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar said the PDP-BJP Alliance had become a source of unending suffering for the people of Jammu and Kashmir and had given the State an inept, corrupt and inefficient Government. “While BJP’s politics of tyranny, hate and divisiveness has become a scourge...

Residential house damaged in fire
Srinagar, December 08, (Scoop News)- A residential house was damaged in a fire incident in Kulgam last evening. Fire broke out in a residential house belonging to Mohammad Qasim Bhat son of Abdul Rehman Bhat a resident of Laisoo, Devsar in Kulgam District, resulting partial damage to the house. Fire was brought under control with the help of fire tender and police. ...

4 injured in road mishaps
Srinagar, December 08, (Scoop News)- Four persons were injured in two different road accidents in Handwara and Budgam. An Alto car bearing registration number JK05E-1235 collided with a Scooty at Thokarpora crossing Kralgund in Handwara, resulting in injuries to Mohammad Maqbool War son of Ghulam Mohammad and his son Danish Maqbool resident of Badra Payeen Kralgund. The injured were shifted to hospital for treatment. Kupwara police has registered a case in this regard. Meanwhile, an unknown Tipper collided with an Auto Load carrier bearing registration number JK01J-4845 at Narbal, Magam in District Budgam, resulting in injuries to two persons boarding the Load Carrier. The injured wer...

Government supply rice seized from Tata Mobile in Budgam
Srinagar, December 08, (Scoop News)- Police has seized government supply rice in Central Kashmir Budgam District. Budgam police during Naka Checking intercepted a Tata mobile bearing registration number JK03B-2634 at Pethpora Narbal. On checking of the vehicle 10 Quintals of Government supply rice meant for general public was recovered. Two people who were travelling in the vehicle have been arrested. They were identified as Abdul Qayoom Rather son of Ghulam Mohammad Rather resident of Aarth Budgam and Bashir Ahmad Dar son of Abdul Gafar resident of Makhama. A case has been registered in this regard and investigation has been taken up. ...

World Disability Day observed at Pulwama
Pulwama,December 07, (Scoop News)-A function to observe the World Disability Day was held in Pulwama district today. The function was organized by Chief Education Officer in which District Development Commissioner Muneer-ul-Islam was the chief guest. On the occasion, the DCC said that the aim of observing the Day is to encourage a better understanding of people affected by disability, and make people more aware of the rights, dignity and welfare of disabled persons in every aspect of life. He also announced that Rs 30000 will be provided for blind cricket associ...

 
 Other Stories
SKUAST Vets Alumni Association Jammu organizes reunion SVAJ to have website, magazine: Dr Shahid
Jammu, December 8, (Scoop News)- SKUAST Vets Alumni Association Jammu (SVAJ), an alliance of veterinary graduates and post-graduates from Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology organized alumni reunion at R S Pura campus today. Director Information & PR, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary who is also the President of Alumni Association presided over the function. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Shahid said SVAJ will soon have a website as well as a magazine where they will contribute articles and their life experiences to remain in touch and stay updated. He said such reun...

DG BRO tours western borders of Rajasthan
emphasizes to upgrade Indian roads to international standards in phased manner
New Delhi, December 8, (Scoop News)-The Director General Border Roads and Col Commandant ‘The Bengal Sappers’ Lt Gen Suresh Sharma toured the western borders of Rajasthan to take stock of the works being done by the Project Chetak between December 5 and 7. He also interacted with the Formation Commanders who felicitated him for the good work being done by the BRO. The General officer addressed GREF personnel motivating them to strive harder in their efforts to keep the desert roads on the borders well maintained. He emphasized in adopting modern techniques and technologies in the Project for higher productivity and better quality of roads. The BRO’s efforts have brought r...

Four member Bangladesh Coast Guard delegation arriving on a three day visit
will also travel to Mumbai and Kolkata for visiting ICG facilities
New Delhi, December 8, (Scoop News)-The Indian Coast Guard is hosting a four member delegation led by Director General, Bangladesh Coast Guard Rear Admiral Aurangzeb Chowdhury who are on a three day visit to India. In addition to meeting senior officials in the Ministry of Defence, the delegation will also be discussing issues of mutual cooperation in the field of maritime law enforcement, maritime Search and Rescue and marine pollution response with an Indian Coast Guard delegation headed by Director General Indian Coast Guard Mr Rajendra Singh. The Bangladesh Coast Guard delegation will also travel to Mumbai and Kolkata for visiting ICG facilities and conducting discussi...

Several deputations meet Chief Minister
Jammu, December 08, (Scoop News)-Several deputations met the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today and apprised her of their demands and problems. The deputationists sought Chief Minister’s intervention in redressal of their grievances. The deputations which met the Chief Minister included representatives of Toll Contractors Association, Management of Presentation Convent School, KPS officers delegation, newly selected NHM nurses, Self Help Group of engineers, engineers from J&K employed in Konkan Railways, Other Backward Classes besides a deputation from Wachi. A deputation of Sta...

Budgami presents Kashmiri Pandits Dastan-i-Darorassan to Governor
Jammu, December 08, (Scoop News)-Writer Pyare Lal Koul Budgami presented a copy of his latest book, “Kashmiri Pandits Dastan-i-Darorassan” to the Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today. This book, in Urdu language, is based on the socio-cultural traditions and life of Kashmiri Pandits before Independence, the factors which compelled their exodus from Valley and the severe hardships faced by members of this community. The Governor appreciated Budgami’s continuing literary contributions and wished him success in all his future endeavours. ...

VC, KU briefs Governor
Jammu, December 08, (Scoop News)-Dr. Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi, Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir, called on Governor N.N. Vohra, Chancellor of the University, at the Raj Bhavan here today. Besides briefing the Governor about the examination schedules of the under-graduate courses the VC informed that, based on the performance in the first phase of Special Assistance Programme (UGC), the Department of Biotechnology had earned the second phase support valuing Rs. 1.30 crore and, besides, the VC had earned a personal research grant of Rs. 1 crore under the SERB programme. VC also informed...

Hot Mix Plant owners call on Veeri
Minister asks them to maintain standards
Jammu, December 08, (Scoop News)-Minister for Public Works and Parliamentary Affairs Abdul Rehman Veeri today asked the hot mix plant owners to maintain quality and standards. Mr Veeri was speaking at a meeting with representatives of hot mix plant owners here. The meeting was attended by Chief Engineer R&B Jammu Alok Mengi as well. The Minister asked the hot mix plant owners to focus on improving quality and create a name and reputation of their business houses for producing better quality product. “Reputation of a company speaks volumes it. Your quality work will definitely get noticed by one and all,” he told meeting. Hot mix plant owners assured the Minister that highest standards ...

Foundation stone re-laying reflects PDP-BJP Govt’s desperation:NC
‘Such gimmicks cannot hide the Govt’s incompetence’
Srinagar, December 08, (Scoop News)- National Conference on Thursday condemned the State Government’s immature and unbecoming act of demolishing the existing foundation stone of the Arzan Garzun Water Storage Scheme near Chrar-e-Sharief that was laid by three Former Ministers on 26th June, 2014 during the tenure of the previous State Government. NC State Spokesperson Junaid Azim Mattu said this shameless incident had exposed the PDP-BJP Government’s ineptness and called into question its ethics and intentions in governing the State. “The Arzan Garzun Water Storage Scheme was sanctioned by the UPA Government in 2014 for an estimated cost of 25 crores. The funds were released then and...

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