Friday, February 27, 2015
 
 Top Stories of The Day
MoHFW deputes experts to assess the H1N1 Influenza situation
Jammu, February 26, (Scoop News) - A team of experts comprising Dr. N.S. Dharamshakti, Addl. DG Emergency Medical Relief Division, Directorate General of Health Services, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Dr. S.K. Jain, Joint Director, National Centre for Disease Control has been deputed to the State by the Central Government to assess the H1N1 Influenza situation and provide technical support and guidance for instituting public health measures here.Following the Governor’s intervention SKIMS will also get from NCDC 500 testing kits comprising reagents and chemicals for its Influenza Lab. The Governor, N.N. Vohra had earlier this week apprised the Union Health Minister about immediate requirements for dealing with H1N1 Influenza in the State. Consequently, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has already rushed additional supplies of VTM, PPE, N95 Ma...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
9 more tested positive for H1N1, toll rises to 181 in Kashmir
Srinagar, February 26, (Scoop News)- Nine more were tested positive for H1N1 today, toll reaches one hundred eighty one since Oct 2014. Fifty frontline health workers including doctors/paramedics were vaccinated today at SKIMS in addition to one hundred workers already vaccinated,SKIMS officials said in a statement today. They said that Also one hundred ninety five patients were seen today up to 2.00 P.M and nine fresh samples were taken .Eleven patients are admitted in isolation ward and out of which one is on ventilator. No death has been reported today. Kindly note SKIMS ...

Five persons injured in explosion at Shopian
Srinagar, February 26, (Scoop News)- Today five persons got minor injuries due to an explosion at the yesterday's encounter site in Heff Shirmal, Shopian,Police said. They said that the injured have been identified as Umer Ahmad Teli, Mehvish, Mohammad Amin Dar, Shakir Ahmad Dar and Parvaiz Ahmad Dar. They were injured while clearing the debris. It is pertinent to mention that an encounter took place at the site which concluded at around 10pm last evening. After conclusion of operation people were advised not to go to the encounter site as it may have some unexploded material. They were further advised to go only after Bomb Disposal squad clears the site. Announcements to t...

Governor calls for concerted efforts to harness Solar Power
Jammu, February 26, (Scoop News)- The Governor, N.N. Vohra, has called for urgently removing all existing impediments in effectively harnessing the solar power potential in the State, particularly in the Ladakh region which has the potential to produce 111 GW. He has directed the Chief Secretary to take an urgent meeting to review, with all the stakeholders, and resolve all existing hurdles. The Governor was reviewing the status of Solar Power generation and development of related infrastructure which is being carried out in the State by the Science & Technology Department and Jammu and Kash...

Div Com inaugurates Project “Sahayeta”, Video-conference facility
Kathua, February 26, (Scoop News)- Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Shantmanu along with Deputy Commissioner Kathua Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary today launched Project Sahayeta, planned and executed by district administration Kathua. The project is first of its kind in the State that provides for video-conference connectivity in various Government Offices including SDMs, Tehsildars, BDOs, etc. having greater public dealing. Project has been launched by district e-governance society through NIC. The facility will be utilized for official meetings between district and sub-divi...

 
 Ladakh News
Joint delegation of LAHDC Leh & Kargil calls on Governor
Jammu, February 26, (Scoop News)- A joint delegation of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Leh & Kargil comprising Rigzin Spalbar, Chief Executive Councillor (CEC), LAHDC Leh; Sonam Dorje, Executive Councillor (EC), LAHDC Leh; Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan, Councillor LAHDC Kargil; Phunchok Tashi, Councillor, LAHDC Kargil; and Haji Ghulam Amir, former Executive Councilor, LAHDC Kargil, called on N.N. Vohra, Governor, here at the Raj Bhavan today. The delegation apprised the Governor about various problems, including the urgent release of the balance Annual Plan funds for ...

Div Com reviews opening artificial Lake on Phuktal River
Srinagar, February 25, (Scoop News)- The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Rohit Kansal reviewed the arrangements put in place for opening of the artificial Phuktal Lake by National Disaster Authority of India (NDA) through a Video Conferencing with the district administration Leh and Kargil. The Div Com took reviewed setting up of Communication Centre for prompt contact between the various agencies associated with the operation besides installation of water level monitoring station and the insurance cover to the persons involved in the operation. While reviewing the modalities of the operation, he asked both the district administrations to evacuate the affect...

Passing marks not enough to compete in competitive world: Dr. Sonam
Leh,February 24, (Scoop News)-Scoring just passing marks is absolutely not enough to compete in this competitive world, the 10th and 12th class students must face the coming board exams with an aim to excel in every subject with good percentage. It was said by Executive Councilor for Health Dr. Sonam Wangcuk who was chief guest in the valedictory function of 40 days residential free- winter coaching for class 10th & 12th students of Tangtsey block at Eliezer Joldan Memorial College, Leh. EC Dr. Sonam Wangchok addressing the function once reiterated that LAHDC Leh has right from the beg...

SHD organizes an awareness camp at Hanu Village
Leh,February 24, (Scoop News)-An awareness camp was organized at Hanu Village today under Sansaad Adarsh Gram Yojna (SAGY) and Pashmina Wool Development Scheme (PWDS) by Sheep Husbandry department Leh to motivate the community to identify and undertake key Development work under Sansaad Adarsh Gram Yojna (SAGY). Participatory planning exercise to identify people priorities related to Sheep Husbandry Sector, Leh were carried out during the one day conference. Dr. Iftikhar Hussain District Sheep Husbandry Officer and Dr. Tundup Namgail Technical Officer Sheep Husbandry Department, Leh spoke about availing the opportunity provided by SAGY to develop the village. Dr. Tsewang La...

Wish “Julley” without shaking hands, best solution to stop Swine Flu in Ladakh:DHO
Leh,February 23, (Scoop News)-Taking proactive steps to prevent Swine Flu in Leh district and to spread awareness among general public, the ZEO Office Leh headed by ZEO, Leh Punchok Angchuk under the direction of District Administration, Leh, organized a meeting of all the Sarpanches and VEC members of Leh and surrounding villages at Leh conference hall today. Chairing the meeting District Health Officer, Leh Dr. Manzoor-ul-Haq said that use of “Julley” the traditional way of saying hello, goodbye, thank you or welcome by we Ladakhis without shaking hands is the best solution to stop Swine Flu in Ladakh at these moment of time as it is recognised that hands can play an important role i...

Additional Air India flight to Leh
Jammu,February 22, (Scoop News)- According to Station Manager, Air India Jammu, there will be an additional flight (AI-1450) from Jammu to Leh on February 23, 2015 (Monday), the departure of the same will be at 09.50 am whereas the reporting time will be 7.30 am. This flight has been put in service due to cancellation of previous regular flight AI-450 dated 20-2-2015. All stranded passengers of cancelled flight are requested to report at Airport at right time. ...

Army team wins 6th IHAI senior national ice hockey championship 2015
Srinagar, February 21, (Scoop News)- Amid the winter season in the Ladakh region with the sharp blades of Ice Skates swaggering over the Karzu Ice Hockey Rink, Ice Hockey Association of India (IHAI) conducted the 6th IHAI Senior National Ice Hockey Championship 2015. The competition was fought fiercely and enthusiastically between eight skilled and polished Ice Hockey teams from all over the country. The competition began on 05 Feb 2015 on a League cum knock out basis. Each team played to its best potential to covet the most prestigious Ice Hockey National Championship Trophy. ...

Rigzin urges Ladakhi youth to pair it up with hard-work and dedication for the society
Leh,February 21, (Scoop News)- A motivational and interactive meet between Chief Executive Councilor LAHDC Leh Rigzin Spalbar and a group of 63 students of IFYBL (International Fellowship for Young Buddhists of Ladakh) held today at the centre open space of Council Secretariat LAHDC Leh. CEC talking to the group of students, teachers and staff of IFBYL, briefly talked about the history, monarch, climatic and economic conditions before and after opening up of Ladakh to the tourists in the year 1974. Making stark comparison between hard working but self reliant period to the present period ...

 
 Debate
Focus on Ghar sudhar, not Ghar wapsi
Straight talk
By K B Jandial BJP suffered unexpected stunning defeat in Delhi election and its spokespersons seen busy in protecting Modi- Shah Combo from the blame that reminds one of Congress culture of insulating its first family from any such blame. Accepting the defeat with humility by Modi would have created a new narrative in the fast changing political landscape marked by the non-dynastic era that would have silenced the critics within and outside the party. Kerjriwal’s apology on quitting as CM after 49 days was one of the factors of his reconnect with the people and the outcome is ...

J&K: the political freeze
K.N. Pandita Two months have gone by when people’s verdict was announced in J&K. Forming of government remains elusive. NC and Congress both have withdrawn from the arena. PDP and BJP, with 28 and 25 seats respectively in their kitty are in the fray. Their official spokesmen say the leaders are hammering out differences on forming coalition. They are optimistic about the outcome. But they keep cards close to their chest. Ideologically PDP and BJP are at opposite poles. Congress and Indian Left have jointly painted BJP in right wing Hindu colour while PDP is born from the w...

Let every day be Friday!
By K B Jandial Jumuah, as our Muslim brethren usually call it for Friday, is indeed, a very important day of the week for their prayers. Jumuah Prayers are a congregational prayer led by an Imam in a mosque that every Muslim is ordained to offer. These prayers include the Khutba that is specially prayed on Friday as preaching in the Islamic tradition. In the Holy Quran and the Hadiths it is mentioned that Jumuah is an important day of the week and the one who offers prayer on the day and also performs good deeds is rewarded by the Almighty and all his sins are forgiven. Th...

Military Courts in PoK, Gilgit for terrorists & Geelani’s silence
Straight talk
By K B Jandial Separatist leaders and some mainstream politicians of Kashmir slammed Government for execution of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru on February 9, 2013. The J-e-M terrorist received a fair trial under country’s criminal justice system and his appeals against the death sentence were heard by Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court. After nearly 11 years long legal battle including mercy petition to the President, his death sentence was executed. The separatists cried foul and condemned Govt. also on post hanging technical issues. No restriction was impos...

Censor: Double Edged Politics
By Dr Ved Pratap Vaidik The resignations of the Chairman of Film Censor Board and the majority of its members have made it a big issue but the question remains why the resignations were handed over ? If these are extended just because the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal has passed the film, ‘Messenger of God’ then these resignations have no justification; because the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal has been set up as a superior body which can reconsider the decisions of the Censor Board. The Chairman and the resigning board members must answer this first that whether they consider the Appellate board above them or...

A Befitting Reply to the Parliamentary Deadlock
By Dr. Ved Pratap Vaidik The President Pranab Mukherjee has made a very timely intervention. He has shown the mirror to both sides, the ruling and the opposition parties. On one side he has condemned the tactics of creating pandemonium by the opposition and on the other hand also taken a dig at the ordinance-love of the ruling government. The frank expression of views by the President shows Pranab Da has developed himself a lot over the years. Though the congress leaders have no better reputation than the managers of the Private Limited Company of Soniaji but Pranab Da has ...

West Pakistani Refugees -a humanitarian issue in need of settlement
By B L Saraf The reported recommendation of the Joint Parliamentary Committee ( JPC ) to grant basic rights to the West Pakistani Refugees ( WPR ) which stand denied to them, despite living in the State of J&K for the last sixty five years , has sparked a controversy in the expected quarters . In Kashmir, some sections are up in arms against this long awaited humanitarian move . Kashmir centric political parties are , ominously , silent on the issue . There can be denying that these people face basic human problems ; besides, confronting a social pro...

Government Formation-What ails PDP?
BY M.Y.G Nairang Why is PDP reluctant to form the government in J&K despite the fact that all other parties and the unattached newly elected members extended their support to it, weeks back? Barring BJP other parties and the unattached members even affirmed that their support would be unconditional. National Conference confirmed its support in writing and clarified that it will not share power. Congress too didn’t put any hard conditions, while the unattached members asked it only to opt for a secular alliance. Despite this positive and conducive situation, why does PDP suffer...

 Jammu News
Governor reviews work of Project Monitoring Cell
Jammu, February 26, (Scoop News)- N.N. Vohra, Governor, has directed the Principal Secretary Finance, to have the Action Taken Reports (ATRs) expedited from the defaulting Departments and review them early. The Governor has also directed that a Standard Operation Procedure should be formulated for laying down a framework of ‘dos and donts’ for ensuring that work of the prescribed quality is carried out within the committed time frame and all the concerned departments take the required remedial measures well in time. The Governor was reviewing the action taken consequent to the physical inspection of 126 Development Projects by the Project Monitoring Cell. The Governor has desi...

Governor directs Div Com to review flood situation and breach of Jhelum bundh
Jammu, February 26, (Scoop News) - The Governor, N.N. Vohra, today directed Rohit Kansal Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir to personally visit the various areas in the town to see the flood situation and also Kursoo, Raj Bagh, to physically inspect the site of the reported breach on the Jhelum bundh where the incessant rains have led to sloughing. Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, accompanied by Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Superintending Engineer, Irrigation & Flood Control and other concerned officers visited Kursoo, Raj Bagh and physically inspected the area of Jhelum bundh which is reported to be breached. In his report the Divisional Commissioner has informed t...

Deputy Commissioner tours Border Area
Samba, February 26, (Scoop News)- Deputy Commissioner, Samba Sheetal Nanda, alongwith Commandant 126- BSF Bn Hari Lal, Asstt. Commissioner (Rev), Sonu Pragal, Sub Divisional Magistrate Vijaypur Rajneesh Gupta and other officers visited areas viz Kamore forward post, bund, ditch and nursery post to review the damage caused to BSF Posts and civilian property and live stock due to last year’s floods. Deputy Commissioner, Samba also visited village Barota, Kamore and Kamore camp to redress the grievances of the inhabitants, and gave on spot directions to all revenue officers to closely monitor the situation and take immediate measures to ensure safety and provide required help to the villa...

Rajendra felicitates outstanding police sports person
Jammu, February 26, (Scoop News)-The Director General of Police (DGP), K. Rajendra Kumar today felicitated 19 sports person of Jammu and Kashmir Police, who have shown outstanding performance in different disciplines during the year 2014. Speaking on the felicitation function held at Armed Police Complex here today, Rajendra highlighted the importance of sports in the physical and mental development of youth. Mr Rajendra said that JKP is contributing overwhelmingly towards promotion of sports in the state. Various sports events are organised in all districts of the state, providing a competitive platform for the budding players to showcase their talent, he added. ...

Progress under BADP reviewed at Kupwara
Kupwara,February 26, (Scoop News)- The District Development Commissioner Kupwara today convened a meeting of district and sectoral officers of the district to review the performance of these sectors under implementation of Border Area Development Programme (BADP). It was given out that Rs 137.66 lakhs are being utilized by the PDD on execution of 52 developmental works, out of these 20 works have been completed under BADP. While as, Rs 7.78 lakhs have been expended on the execution of Storage Tank at Sherkoot by PHE under BADP. The Chief Medical Officer, Kupwara informed the meeting that four health centres under R&B and 10 PHCs under RDD are in progress at various stages of co...

BGSBU VC kicks off plantation drive
We want to make Pollution Free Green Campus: Prof Hamal
Rajouri,February 26, (Scoop News)- In order to make Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, a Green Campus, Vice Chancellor Prof. Irshad Ahmed Hamal has kicked off plantation drive in the Campus and have given a target of planting 5000 saplings to the concerned department of the University during the summer season. Vice Chancellor was accompanied by Registrar Mohammad Rashid Choudhary, Chair Professor of Mahatma Gandhi Chair for Ecology & Environment BGSBU Prof GH Dar, Special Secretary to VC Suneet Gupta, Head Department of Management Studies Prof SK Gupta and Arboriculturist Shakeel Ahmed Choudhary who initiated this drive from the Campus area by planting a Pinus tree. On the occasion Vice...

DGP discusses New Sports Policy
Jammu, February 26, (Scoop News)- Detailed deliberation with regard to the much awaited New Sports Policy for JKP was held at a meeting of Police Sports Promotion Board at Police Headquarters (PHQ) here today. The meeting was chaired by Director General of Police (DGP), K. Rajendra Kumar. Addressing the meeting, Rajendra disclosed that the new policy aims to promote sports in the Organization and bring changes in the sports arena of the Organization, when adopted. He said that JKP has been focusing on promoting sports culture within and outside the organization and has cultivated talent i...

14th Finance Commission Award: Governor discusses Action Plan
Jammu, February 25, (Scoop News)- The Governor, N.N. Vohra, held an extensive discussion today, at the Raj Bhavan, with Shri B.R. Sharma, Principal Secretary, Planning & Development, and Shri B.B. Vyas, Principal Secretary, Finance, to draw up an Action Plan for ensuring effective, optimal and timely utilization of funds which will be available to the State following the 14th Finance Commission Award. The Governor observed that he had received a letter from the Prime Minister which informed that a record increase of 10% in the devolution of the divisible pool resources to the States, from the erstwhile 32% to 42%, has been recommended by the 14th Finance Commission. Thus, the t...

 
 Kashmir News
IGP Kashmir chairs security reviews meeting in Srinagar
Srinagar, February 26, (Scoop News) - Security needs to be fine tuned and improvised to counter all possible apprehensions, this was stated by IGP Kashmir A G Mir in a security review meeting held in Srinagar today. A security review meeting chaired by IGP Kashmir A G Mir was today held in Srinagar in which threadbare discussions were held to synergize the security in Kashmir valley. Speaking in the meeting IGP Kashmir A G Mir said the security measures need to be fine tuned and strategized to provide a conducive security atmosphere. He said that our focus to effecti...

DC Shopian convenes DLRC meeting
Shopian, February 26, (Scoop News)- The District Level Review Committee (DLRC) meeting of Shopian district for the 3rd quarter of financial year 2014-15 was held today under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner, Bashir Ahmad Bhat. Apart from Lead District Manager, RBI officer, Chief Planning Officer, officers from various Govt. Departments and Branch Heads of different Banks attended the meeting. During the course of meeting, it was stated that CD ratio of the district has been continuously above 100% for the last many quarters and for the present quarter CD ratio of 138% was recorded by lending advances of Rs. 798 crores. A total of 15 outdoor Awareness Camps ha...

Lok Adalats settle 38 cases at Srinagar, Bijbehara
Srinagar, February 26, (Scoop News)- A Lok Adalat was held on February 25, 2015 for Motor Accidental Claims at District Court Complex, Sannat Ghar Bemina under the chairmanship of Chairman, District Legal Services Authority, Rashid Ali Dar who is also the Principal District and Sessions Judge Srinagar and was presided over by District and Session Judge, Jawad Ahmad who is also Presiding Officer MACT and Additional Special Judge TADA/POTA, Sikandar Azam. As many as 35 cases were taken up during the Lok Adalat, out of which 9 cases were settled amicably on spot. An amount of Rs. 20,80,000/- was awarded as compensation against various accidental claims. Meanwhile, a L...

DDC reviews measures to check Swine Flu
Ganderbal, February 26, (Scoop News)- On the directions of Deputy Commissioner, Sarmad Hafeez an awareness campaign has been started throughout the district in collaboration with Health department to generate awareness among the public about the precautions to be taken to control the spread of Swine Flu. In this regard a series of awareness as well as information generating programs were conducted in the district. Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal while addressing the capacity building awareness program for Teachers and Masters of the School Education department emphasized upon the need for Teachers of Education department to educate and sensitize school children about the do’s and ...

Pahalgam Development Authority demolishes illegal structures
Pahalgam , February 26, (Scoop News)- The Pahalgam Development Authority and Municipal Committee, Pahalgam has continued its demolition drive with active support of Police and District Administration Anantnag. The Pahalgam Development Authority today demolished 27 structures which were raised illegally on Mall road and parking place near Petrol Pump. The field staff of Pahalgam Development Authority is surveying all the areas for identification of illegal structures which will be demolished in near feature. The PDA appreciated cooperation of the local people for removal/ demolition of illegal structures on the bank of River Lidder. The Chief Executive Officer, Pahalgam Developmen...

District youth convention on Swine Flu held
Anantnag, February 26, (Scoop News)-The Nehru Yuva Kendra Anantnag in collaboration with District administration Anantnag organized one day “Youth convention on Swine Flu in the District at Government Degree Collage Boys Anantnag. The District Development Commissioner Anantnag Tasaduq Jeelani inaugurated the camp which was attended and addressed by SSP Anantnag, Ab. Jabbar, Vice Principle GDC Boys, District Youth Coordinator NYK, AA Mir Deputy Superintendent M&CCH Anantnag, Dr. A M Mirab, Doctors from District Hospital Anantnag, LDM Anantnag GM Mufti, faculty members and ...

Girl attempts suicide in Budgam
Srinagar, February 26, (Scoop News)- In a bid to end her life a girl from Beerwah area of Budgam district consumed some poisonous substance at her home last evening. Police said that a 20 years old girl (name withheld) resident Zabigul consumed some poisonous substance at her home, in the jurisdiction of police station Beerwah, Budgam. She was shifted to SKIMS Soura, Srinagar for treatment. Budgam Police has registered a case in this regard. Fire incidents Fire broke out in the shop of Peer Abdul Qayoom son of Peer Abdul Majeed resident of Poshwari Pattan, Baramulla resulting in complete damage to the shop. Fire broke out in the kitchen of Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Sofa resi...

FPASF urges Div Com Kashmir to maintain regular supply of vaccines
and medicines to contain spread of Swine flu.
Srinagar, February 25, (Scoop News)_ A delegation in the shape of Forum for Protection Against Swine Flu (FPASF) called on the divisional commissioner Kashmir, Rohit Kansal, to discuss the future strategies to overcome the virus H1N1, which has so far claimed over half a dozen precious lives since its outbreak in the Valley. The delegation compromised of the heads of all its constituent members, including JK Youth Council, Jammu and Kashmir Young Journalist Association, Doctors Association Kashmir, Kashmir Traders & Manufacturers Federation, Kashmir Civil Society and others. During the meeting, the delegation discussed issues related to Swine Flu and urged that more awareness ab...

 
 Other Stories
Award of Raksha Mantri’s trophy -2014 for best service hospitals
New Delhi, February 26, (Scoop News Bureau)_The Raksha Mantri's Trophy and citation for the Best Service Hospital and IInd Best Service Hospital in the Armed Forces Medical Services were presented by Defence Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, on Thursday at Union Capital . The awards were received by Maj Gen T K Saha, Commandant, Command Hospital (SC) Pune for Best and Maj Gen A K Das, Commandant of Command Hospital (CC) Lucknow for the 2nd Best Service Hospital at a ceremony in the Defence Ministry, which was attended by the Chief of Army Staff, Defence Secretary and other important serv...

Arrangements for Shri Chauntra Mata Annual yatra reviewed
Ramnagar,February 26, (Scoop News)- To discuss the arrangements for smooth conduct of Shri Chauntra Mata Annual yatra during coming Navratras starting from 21st March 2015, a meeting of Officers and Akhand Jyoti members was held here under the chairmanship of Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Ramnagar, Dhirendra Sharma. Threadbare discussions were held regarding arrangements like drinking water, power supply, security, first-aid, transport and sanitation at the Shrine site and en-route. SDM directed the officers concerned to put in their best efforts for ensuring smooth conduct of the yatra. Pertinent to mention here that the Akhand Joyti would be lit on firs...

Stranded passengers being airlifted in Bandipora
Control Rooms setup at Kupwara and Handwara
Bandipora,February 26, (Scoop News)- According to Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, in case of fair weather conditions, air sorties for airlifting stranded Passengers will be put in operation tomorrow on February 27 between Bandipora and Gurez. The Passengers Stranded at Bandipora who want to reach Dawar, Neeru, Kanzalwan or Buduab Tulail have been asked to report at Samarwani Helipad on February 27 at 8.30 am. The stranded Passengers in Gurez will also be airlifted to Bandipora on return. Control Rooms setup at Kupwara and Handwara In view of persistent rains, snowfall, the district administration has set up control rooms under close supervision of Additi...

Modernizing healthcare facilities to be BJP's top priority:Raina
'Work on much needed 80 beds hospital started'
Sunderbani, February 26, (Scoop News) - The construction work on 80 beded hospital building in Sunderbani tehsil of Rajouri district was started today in presence of Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Ravinder Raina. MLA Raina in presence of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Rajouri, Block Medical Officer (BMO), Executive Engineer and others started the construction work of the hospital building by himself laying the first stone. Speaking on the occassion, Raina appreciated the role of Governor N.N Vohra and district administration for starting and expediting the work on this much needed hospital building which would be construed at an estimated cost of Rs.16 crore. Congratulating the pe...

Christian body condemn attack on Christian
Jammu, February 26, (Scoop News) - JK Christian Minority Welfare Association (JKMWA) condemns the attack and atrocities against the Christian community and their place of worship. JKMWA in a statement said that the recent cowardly and destructive attack on church in Mangalore in Karnataka has left the Priest, Parishioners and whole community deeply appalled and upset. Michael wazir President of the association said every place of worship hold deep significance for their entire community and such futile and senseless instance only serve to escalate tension at the time when our Prime Minister Narindera Modi vowed to protect all religious places. \ We believe that attacks i...

Seminar on “Health is wealth” under CAP organized at Doda
Doda, February 26, (Scoop News)- J&K Police district Doda organized a seminar on “Health is wealth” under Civic Action Program (CAP) for the year 2014-15, here today. Deputy Supdt. of Police, Hqrs. Doda, Sheikh Mushtaq Ahmed, during his introductory speech, laid emphasis on adopting annual medical examination, balanced diet and hygienic environmental conditions for a longer life and keeping the diseases at bay. Dr. Mohd Yaqoob, CMO Doda who was the chief guest on the occasion said that health is precious and in order to keep diseases at bay away, one needs to follow the simple formula of “Prevention is better than cure”. On the occasion, a numbe...

Mehbooba seeks redressal of problems faced by Kashmiri students
Will take decision keeping in view interests of J&K students: MHRD
New Delhi, February 25, (Scoop News)- Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President and MP Mehbooba Mufti today raised in the Parliament the problems being faced by the students of Jammu and Kashmir on account of poor implementation of Prime Minister Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) and the fraud being played by certain NGOs and individuals facilitating these admissions. Raising the issue in the Zero Hour, Mehbooba made a strong plea to the Centre to help the students who have been attracted into getting admission in certain institutions under the scheme some time back. She said now th...

Tarigami demands medicines, vaccines, masks to combat Swine Flu
‘Administration has confined itself only to announcements’
Jammu, February 25, (Scoop News)- Reiterating his call for speedy response to control the fast spreading H1N1 virus in Jammu and Kashmir, CPI (M) State Secretary and MLA Elect Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami has said it seems the administration is passing the buck and has confined itself to announcements that are bereft of any concrete action on the ground. In a statement issued here, Tarigami took a strong exception to the lackluster approach of the health authorities who have sofar failed to equip and arrange the hospitals in the state with the requisite infrastructure and the medicines especially the recommended vaccines. “Not to talk of the requisite medicines, the hospitals in the Sta...

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