Thursday, May 5, 2016
 
 Top Stories of The Day
KCCI delegation calls on CM
Srinagar, May 04 (Scoop News)-A delegation of Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI), led by its President, Mushtaq Ahmad Wani, called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, here this morning. Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Navin K. Chaudhary, was also present on the occasion. The delegation submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister and also apprised her about their demands relating to promotion of handicraft, business and tourism sectors, as well as expediting pace of work on various infrastructure projects in Kashmir Division. The Chamber, inter alia, projected demands for introduction of solid waste management in city and towns with stress upon segregation of waste at source; expediting revision of Srinagar Master Plan for planned development of the city; widening of Boulevard Road and laying of a dedicated cycle track; enhancement in relief & rehabilitation...
 
 
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Govt failed to take timely action on NEET extension to J&K – Omar Abdullah
‘NEET against interests of our students; goes against our special status’
Beerwah, May 03 (Scoop News)- National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah on Tuesday condemned the lack of seriousness shown by the PDP-BJP Government in taking timely action to prevent the extension of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) to J&K. “NEET is against the interests of our students and clearly goes against the spirit and essence of J&K’s special status. The State Government has shown a stunning sense of irresponsibility and lack of seriousness in dealing with this issue and this has created apprehension and anxiety in the minds of our students when they shoul...

Iqbal’s life, poetry inspiration for entire mankind: Naeem Akhtar
‘Onus lies on academicians to promote great poet’s literature in truthful form’
Srinagar, May 03 (Scoop News)- Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar Tuesday said that limiting legendary poet Sir Mohammad Iqbal to a particular community or to a particular religion is “ironical” as his poetry is an inspiration for the entire mankind. The Minister said this during “Iqbal Day” function organized by Government College for Women, M A Road here today. Speaking about the love of Iqbal with his past, the Minister said by going through Iqbal’s poetry one could easily see how he was trying to connect himself with the glorious past of Kashmir as he was in love with his roots,...

Freedom of press facing some curbs: CUK V-C
World Press Freedom day celebrated in varsity
Srinagar, May 03 (Scoop News)- Central University of Kashmir (CUK) Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir today said that there are some curbs on the freedom of press and emphasized that truth should always prevail in any circumstances. “The freedom of press and speech has been enshrined in the constitution of India, which should be upheld at any cost,” Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir said while presiding over a function organised by the School of Media Studies and Jammu and Kashmir Press Association to celebrate the World Press Freedom day, at Nowgam-I academic block of the varsity. Divisional...

CM chairs 23rd BoD Meeting
Ensure prudent use of endowment money, Wakf Board its custodian, says Mehbooba
Srinagar, May 02 (Scoop News)- Calling for a structural revamp to make J&K Wakf Board a dynamic and vibrant organization, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, Monday ordered immediate mapping and inventory management of landed property and physical assets including details of revenue, expenditure and human resource on the rolls of the organization. She asked the Board to take a cue from similar religious organizations functioning in the state, which by prudent use of its assets and endowment money, have been able to create a huge social sector infrastructure base. “I see no reason w...

 
 Ladakh News
Congress leaders demand thorough review of NFSA & MMFES in Ladakh region
call for implementation of schemes as extended in Tribal populated areas of Lahul and Spiti in HP
Leh (Ladakh), May 4, (Scoop News)-Several senior Congress leaders from Ladakh region have demanded full ration scale as per past practice and also urged a comprehensive review of National Food Security Act (NFSA) and Mufti Mohammed Sayeed Food Entitlement Schemes (MMFES). In separate press statements issued on Wednesday, Mr Tsering Samphel and Gulam Raza, asserted that people of the region are broken hearted over the insubstantial food scale being provided to the public from the Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CA&PD) Department under the NFSA besides recently proposed ...

Governor, RBI chairs the meeting of Bank officials at Leh
Leh, May 03 (Scoop News)- In a historic moment, today the Governor of Reserve Bank of India, Dr. Raguram G Rajan chaired a town hall meeting in Leh. It was for the first time that a Governor of RBI has visited Leh to personally elicit from the people of the region their grievances, demands and to seek solutions and ideas from them. The meeting was attended by DC, Leh Prasanna Ramaswamy G, Regional Director RBI, J&K- Dambarudhar Sethy, Higher officials representing all the banks including J&K Bank, SBI, HDFC, PNB, Axis Bank, Officials from RBI Jammu office and local government officials, o...

Dorje inaugurates a District Office of JAKFED at Leh
Leh,May 01 (Scoop News)- The Minister for Cooperative Chering Dorje inaugurated a District Office of Jammu and Kashmir Cooperative Supply & Marketing Federation Ltd (JAKFED) at Leh today. Among others who were present on the occasion include Managing Director JAKFED Bilal Ahemed Bhat, Senior Manager JAKFED Anil Gupta, Tehsildar, Leh and Deputy Registrar Cooperative, Leh Sonam Norboo. The Minister said that JAKFED is a cooperative & marketing federation Ltd and carrying out many activities in J&K state like organic fertilizer, Hardware, Bitumen etc. The JAKFED in the first instant will...

Indo- Chinese border guards celebrate 'International Labour Day ' together at Moldo and TWD Garrison on other side of LoAC
Moldo, May 1, (Scoop News)-Ceremonial Border Personal Meetings (BPM) on the occasion of “International Labour Day” was held at Chinese BPM Hut of Moldo and TWD Garrison in Eastern Ladakh, a defence spokesman said on Sunday. He said the Indian Delegation at Moldo was led by Major General Sudhakar Jee and The Chinese Delegation was led by Senior Colonel Zhan Peng Zhung. At TWD Lt Col RC Barthwal, SM and Col Song Zhan Li led the Indian and Chinese delegations respectively, the spokesman added. "The Ceremonial Border Personal Meetings were marked by saluting the National flag ...

Div Com reviews stock supply position of Ladakh region
Srinagar, April 28, (Scoop News)- The Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Samoon on Saturday convened a high level officers meeting to review the stock and supply position of ration in Ladakh region after the road was thrown open for public on Saturday. The meeting was attended by Director CAPD Mushtaq Ahmad Shah, Manager LPG (Sales) Syed Reyaz Ahmad besides officials of Agriculture, CAPD, IOC, R&B etc During the meeting officers informed the Divisional Commissioner that adequate stock of ration and LPG is available in Ladakh and Kargil. Officials of FCI informed the meeting that 6917 MTs of wheat and 5101 MTs of rice is available in Leh while 4883 MTs rice is available in Ka...

Srinagar-Leh National Highway thrown open to vehicular traffic
Srinagar, April 30 (Scoop News)- The strategic 434 Km long Srinagar - Kargil - Leh National Highway (NH-1D) was thrown open to vehicular traffic on 30 April 2016 in a simple ceremony attended by a large gathering of people. The function was attended by the Chinar Corps Commander, Lt Gen Satish Dua, senior officials from the civil administration, Police, Army & BRO. Many national and regional media teams also attended the function and provided wide coverage. Last year the highway was opened to traffic on 13 May 2015. Speaking on the occasion, Chinar Corps Commander c...

FC Planning reviews stock position of essential commodities in Ladakh
Jammu, April 28 (Scoop News)- In order to review the transportation of essential supplies including construction material to Ladakh for the year 2016-17, a meeting was convened under the chairmanship of Financial Commissioner, Planning and Development Department, B B Vyas here today. Financial Commissioner received brief on the stock position in respect of food grains, petroleum products, LPG, construction material, timber, firewood, and other material. Mr Vyas asked the officers that the adequate amount of material should be dumped in Leh and Kargil before the commencement of Amarnath Pil...

Srinagar- Leh road to open on April 30
Srinagar, April 27 (Scoop News)- According to the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon, Sonamarg-Kargil/Leh road shall be thrown open for vehicular movement from April 30, 2016. He said traffic movement on this road shall be regulated as per instructions of the Transport Department J&K. No:PR/DI/16/9612/ ...

 
 Debate
C J I “Beseeches “ - Save Justice system from collapsing
By B L Saraf Honorable Chief Justice of India , Shri T S Thakur ( CJI ) while addressing conference of the Chief Justices and Chef Ministers said , in a choked voice , “ It is not only in the name of a litigant or people languishing in jails but also in the name of development of the country and its progress that I beseech you to rise to the occasion and realize that it is not enough to criticize . You cannot shift the entire burden on to the judiciary .” He was reflecting upon the appalling conditions of the judicial infrastructure and the huge pen...

The ‘Great Game’ Reborn in the Indian Ocean: A Tale of Two Ports
K.N. Pandita The historic 19th century ‘Great Game’ of Lord Curzon’s making may be in the process of revival, albeit in different setting with different actors and varying interests. From the vast deserts of Central Asia, the new Great Game seems to be shifting to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the premier commercial waterway of international trade. The actors are not the old imperial powers aspiring for empires but shrewd traders seeking large markets for their merchandise and accompanying political clout. They act not in isolation but in collaboration without losing ...

NIT, Handwara killings
Did Mehbooba pass the test?
By K B Jandial It is indeed difficult, albeit impossible, for the political rulers in hyper sensitive State of J&K to be away from controversies and those who wish to keep these at arm’s length can still be dragged into these either by the media or the circumstances beyond control. The State’s first woman Chief Minister, and 9th otherwise, Mehbooba Mufti is trying to avoid controversies, at least for the time being, but will she succeed? Nobody can say for sure. In less than two weeks, Kashmir saw two serious incidents, both unfortunate and condemnable, that posed toug...

“ Shift India Out Of Kashmir ”
By B L Saraf ‘ Take India out of Kashmir ’ has been the refrain of separatist’s discourse for quite a time . Some in the Valley have taken to the gun to achieve the ‘ object ‘ . They almost succeeded in 1990 when institutions and commercial units associated with India , including radio and the TV , were ordered out of the Valley . It took GOI years to relocate them back . What a trick of the fate that what militants couldn’t achieve then , now , the dyed in wool ‘ nationalists ‘ of the mainland are up to it . A campaign is underway to ge...

Governor’s Rule puts “Popular” Govt. to test
Straight Talk
By K B Jandial Finally, the two and half months’ long political uncertainty in the sensitive border state of J&K has come to a happy end, thanks to the “positive meeting” of Mehbooba Mufti and PM Modi at 7 RCR, New Delhi on 22rd March, 2016. It is not as important to unearth the “positive” assurances (CBMs) that have been given to Mehbooba Mufti in her half an hour meeting as the breaking of ice between two alliance partners-PDP & BJP which all through maintained that their alliance was intact. It was unique political event in the history of Indian democracy that the despite t...

PM’s visit to Saudi Arabia
By K.N. Pandita After concluding Nuclear Security Summit meet in Washington (31 March – 1 April), Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Observers are essaying the diagnosis of this visit in the background of various know or unknown complications. Objective analyses of Modi’s visits abroad reveal his penchant for reassessment of India’s regional and global relationship with a view of infusing new vitality in the tenets of our foreign policy. His first visit to Middle East region was not to Israel as observers would have anticipated but t...

On With The Governance Business
By B L Saraf PDP and BJP have retied the knot from where it got snapped on the demise of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed , in Jan 2016 , and , by the time this column reaches the reader , Miss Mehbooba , barring some unpredictable hiccups , will be in the saddle heading an alliance government . In the given situation it is a welcome development . J&K can least afford a long spell of Centre’s direct rule . Though some would , for justifiable reasons , lament the end of Governor’s rule . Understandably , given the inherent contradictions in their c...

Understanding Article 370
By K B Jandial There has been lot of misunderstandings and wrong public perception on Article 370 besides being a serious point of political and ideological conflict. It is often said that Article 370 of the Constitution of India has been shrouded with controversies right from the beginning when the architect of the Constitution, Dr. B R Ambedkar declined to draft it, forcing Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru to task his another minister and former Diwan of Maharaja Hari Singh, Sir Gopalaswami Ayyangar, to negotiate it with Sheikh Abdullah. In the last six decades, every political party ha...

 Jammu News
Nation the only stakeholder in J&K: Hari Om
Jammu, May 04 (Scoop News)- Rejecting outright the oft-repeated sinister suggestion that there are “internal and external stakeholders” in J&K, convener of Jammu for India (JFI) Prof Hari Om on Wednesday said that those who have been advocating this pernicious view are actually working for the second communal partition of India. “Another communal partition of India is utterly unacceptable to the nation. We are not a banana republic. We are a sovereign state and its geo-political and sovereign interests have to be protected and promoted further at any cost, even at the cost of a full-scale war,” he stated. “The Indian nation is the only stakeholder in J&K,” said Prof Hari Om, adding th...

Kohli convenes public grievance redressal Camp at Chingus
Jammu, May 04 (Scoop News)-A Minister for Sheep and Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Ghani Kohli today convened a Public Grievance Redressal Camp at Chingus Sarai, Rajouri and took stock of the problems of the people. DDC Rajouri, Shabir Ahmed Bhat, ADC, Xen’s of PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control and PDD along with other district level officers and people in large number were present on the occasion. People from different villages put forth their demands and grievances before the Minister which were mainly related to provision of safe drinking water, road connectivity, replacement of old water supply pipes and electric poles for strengthening the existing i...

Kavinder Gupta inspects ongoing dev works in Rajiv Gandhi Hospital
Jammuu, May 04 (Scoop News)-A Speaker J&K Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta today inspected the ongoing developmental works of Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital & Leprosy Rehabilitation Promotional Unit Gangyal. He also took stock of the facilities being provided to patients in the institute The Speaker convened a meeting with concerned officers and reviewed the functioning of the hospital. He was apprised about the immediate requirements for improving the facilities for the patients. Responding to the issues raised by the hospital administration, Kavinder Gupta directed JMC to submit a proposal for separate toilet complex in the premises at an earliest. The officer...

Khanna chairs meeting of district office bearers
Jammu, May 04 (Scoop News)- BJP National Vice President & Jammu and Kashmir Prabhari Avinash Rai Khanna, on first day of his four day visit to the state, chaired a joint meeting of Jammu West and Jammu district today. The meeting was also attended by State General Secretary Harinder Gupta and State Secretary Sanjay Baru. Avinash Rai Khanna, who reached Jammu in the evening after chairing similar meeting at Kathua, was introduced to the new office bearers of both the districts. During the meeting Khanna was briefed about the recently carried out programmes under Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday campaign in these districts by respective district presidents Ayodhaya Gupta and Baldev Singh Billawar...

DC Udhampur releases OBC Survey and statistics
Udhampur,May 04 (Scoop News)- Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur, Dr Shahid Choudhary, in a meeting of officers released the Other Backward Classes (OBC) survey of District Udhampur which has been compiled after extensive field survey and data processing. Udhampur is first district to complete the OBC survey The OBC Survey reveals that District Udhampur has an OBC population of 24247 comprised of 48,00 families. There are 13391 Males and 10856 Female members among the population of notified OBCs. Tehsil wise data reveals that there are 29 families comprised of 131 persons in Tehsil Basantgarh, in Majalta 952 families comprised on 4518 persons, in Panchari 208 families comprised of 1...

Admissions in Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Nursing College to commence in July
60 girl students to be selected on merit
Katra, May 4, (Scoop News)_Governing Body of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi College of Nursing, Kakryal met here on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Maj. Gen. (Retd) Shiv Kumar Sharma, Member, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board and chairman of the governing body of the Nursing College and finalised the arrangements for admission of the first batch of students in this college. The meeting was attended by the Members of the Governing Body of the Nursing College: Dr. M. K. Bhandari, ex-CEO of the Shrine Board; Mr. Ajeet Kumar Sahu, Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine ...

JKPCC condole demise of Dr. Romesh Chander
Jammu, May 03 (Scoop News)- Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee has deeply mourned the sad demise of veteran Congress leader and former Minister Dr. Romesh Chander In a joint Statement by President JKPCC Ghulam Ahmed Mir, Senior Congress leaders including Sham Lal Sharma, G. M Saroori, Tara Chand, Raman Bhalla, Taj Mouhiuddin, Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed, Haji Abdul Rashid Dar, Ravinder Sharma, Chowdhary Mohd Akram, Ghulam Nabi Monga, Mohd Amin Bhat, Gulzar Ahmed Wani, Aijaz Ahmed Khan, Mumtaz Ahmed, Vikar Rasool Wani, Mohammed Sharief Niaz, Dr. Manohar Lal Sharma, Abdul Majid Wani, Pranav Shagotra, Hilal Shah, Salman Nizami, Amir Rasool, Mehboob Mustafa, Shabir Ahmed Khan and all...

Northern Command holds Inter School Hockey Tournament, APS Udhampur bags first prize
Udhampur, May 3, (Scoop News)-The Northern Command Inter School Hockey Tournament was held at Army Public School Udhampur. The two days event was contested amongst Army Public School teams from Dhar road, Nagrota, Akhnoor and Udhampur. The tournament was inaugurated by Col AK Sharma, Director Army welfare education society. APS Udhampur, bagged the first prize, among both girls and boys teams. Ms Vaishali was adjudged best player from the Girls team and Master Shamsher Singh was adjudged the Best Player from the Boys team. At the closure ceremony, Col GC Chundawat, Norther...

 
 Kashmir News
CM greets people on Me’raj-ul-Alam
Srinagar, May 04 (Scoop News)-Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, has congratulated the people on the auspicious occasion of Me’raj-un-Nabi (SAW). In her message of felicitation, Mehbooba Mufti said the holy occasion should remind all of us the hard struggle that Prophet Muhammad (SAW) launched for the good of humanity and how he ascended the heights of glory as a result. She also highlighted the principals of Islam pertaining to human service and welfare of poor and needy. ...

PDP felicitates people on the eve of Meraj-I-Alam
Srinagar, May 04 (Scoop News)- Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today facilitated the people of Jammu & Kashmir on Shab-i- Meraj to be celebrated tomorrow. In a massage of greetings PDP president Ms Mehbooba Mufti hoped that this auspicious occasion would further strengthen the bonds of amity , harmony and brotherhood and be a harbinger of peace, progress and prosperity in the state. She also highlighted the principals of Islam and teachings of Prophet Mohammad (SAW) as the grant greatest apostles of the Almighty pertaining to human service and welfare of the poor and needy. Party General Secretaries Mohammad Sartaj Madni and Nizamudin Bhat while felicitating the people described...

Govt fails to implement DDB decisions: Tarigami
Demands establishment of Councils on LAHDC pattern
Srinagar, May 04 (Scoop News)- Expressing serious concern over non-implementation of decisions taken in District Development Board (DDB) meetings across the State, senior CPI (M) leader and MLA Kulgam Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami said that in absence of a political will these meetings have lost meaning and have been virtually turned into a ritual. In a statement issued here today, the CPI (M) leader said there is no doubt that most of the times many important decisions vis-à-vis development of the districts are taken in these meetings but lack of a proper follow-up restricts these decisions to mere paper work. Referring to the decisions taken in the DDB meetings in 2015 across the State h...

Mirwaiz exhorts youth to develop strong moral character based on Islamic values
inaugurates annual T 20 cricket tournament, regrets Eidgah converted into a den of criminal activities
Srinagar, May 4, (Scoop News)-Terming the physical activities of the youth as a necessity for their mental and physical well being, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Wednesday said young men active in sports and physical activities were likely to possess better intellect and shine more in formal education as well as in other fields of the life besides having an improved health condition. Inaugurating the annual Twenty 20 cricket tournament organised by MRCC at the historic Eidgah, Mirwaiz while addressing the sports men and sports lovers, who we...

Mirwaiz to deliver special sermon and propagation meeting at Aali Masjid
Srinagar, May 3, (Scoop News)-Me’raj-un-Nabi, a special Waiz-e Tableeg Majlis (sermon and propagation meeting) would be held from Maghrib (evening) prayers to Isha (late evening) prayers on Wednesday at the historic Aali Masjid in downtown area of Srinagar, said secretary, Anjuman e Auqaf Jamia Masjid, on Tuesday. On the occasion, the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal chief, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, would as usual address the religious gathering and delve on the topics of Falsafa-e-Me’raj (Philosophy of Me’raj), Hikmat-e-Me’raj (Wisdom of Me’raj) and, Paigam-e-Me’raj (Message of Me’raj). Anjam-e-Auqaf has already given a final shape to the programme and kept facilities for the people attend...

JKAAC shapes programme to commemorate late Mirwaiz's 26th death anniversary
Srinagar, May 3, (Scoop News)-A special session of the working committee of Jammu Kashmir Awami Action Committee (JKAAC) chaired by the organisation’s president, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and attended by party’s top office bearers, district presidents and members was held at Nageen lake side Mirwaiz Manzil. During the meeting, the working committee took stock of the deteriorating political situation in Kashmir including the alleged rising graph of human rights violations besides various organizational issues. The meeting also gave final shape to the Hafta-e-Shahadat programme marking the 26th death anniversary of the founder of the Awami Action Committee (AAC), Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad...

Div Com reviews traffic scenario of Valley
Srinagar, May 03 (Scoop News)- Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon Tuesday chaired an officers meeting to review the traffic scenario in Srinagar and other districts and directed the officials of concerned departments to work in synergy to provide succor to the people. The meeting was attended by officials of Traffic police, Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA), Beacon, Chief Town Planner and Deputy Commissioner Srinagar. The Deputy Commissioners from other districts participated via videoconferencing. The Divisional Commissioner also instructed the concerned authorities to expedite the shifting of Batmaloo Bus Stand to Parimpora and asked the Deputy Commissioner ...

Poppy cultivation destroyed in Pulwama
Srinagar,May 03 (Scoop News)- Continuing its drive against the contraband cultivation, police along with revenue department has destroyed poppy cultivation in District Pulwama. Police Pulwama along with excise and revenue department in an ongoing drive destroyed poppy cultivation over 115 Kanals of land in villages Tahab, Nowhard and Malpora. Legal action as envisaged under law is being initiated against the cultivators. The special drive will continue in future also. ...

 
 Other Stories
Research backbone of universities: CUK V-C
Distributes certificates among participants of training prog on BRM
Srinagar, May 04 (Scoop News)-Central University of Kashmir (CUK) Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir today described research as the backbone of any varsity. “If the university failed to undertake quality research then it would have no relevance in the society,” Prof. Mehraj ud Din said during the valedictory function cum certificate distribution of 10-day training programme on Business Research Methods (BRM) organised by the School of Business Studies from April 25 at Nowgam-I academic block of the University. Dean School of Business Studies, Prof. Abdul Gani, Dean School of Media Studies, Prof. S Fayaz, Registrar, Prof. M Afzal Zargar, workshop Coordinator, Dr. Farooq Ahmad, DSW...

Principal Sec to CM reviews Darbar Move arrangements
Srinagar, May 04 (Scoop News)-A Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Navin K. Chaudhary on Wednesday reviewed Darbar Move arrangements in Srinagar. Chaudhary visited residential colonies of Estates department at Pampore and Tulsi Bagh and took stock of the renovation and repair works in all the residential colonies. He also inspected renovation works at Civil Secretariat Srrinagar. He directed the concerned departments to ensure that the renovation and repair work is completed well before opening up of annual Darbar besides facilities including potable water, power, ration etc are made available to the move emplyees. He asked authorities of Estates departments to ensure that sta...

Kashmir is as peaceful as other places: Bollywood actor
Sargoshiyan movie in its last leg in Kashmir
Srinagar, May 04 (Scoop News)-A Film Producer and Actor Imran Khan who is currently shooting the bollywood movie Sargoshiyan here was all praise of the Kashmir unmatched beauty. He said most of the movies in Kashmir were shot at known places “but they have preferred little known destinations like Drung, Badharwah, Doodpathri to showcase local beauty”. He said Kashmir is very beautiful and people here are also hospitable. We have also taken the services of local boys in this romantic movie. We shot movies at little known destinations like Doodpather but they are equally beautiful as other ...

Two day Commanders Conference of Western Air Command concludes
CAS underlines need to maintain high level of vigil at all air bases post Pathankot incident.
New Delhi, May 3, (Scoop News)-A two day Commanders’ Conference of Western Air Command was held on May 2 and 3 at New Delhi. Station Commanders and Air Officers Commanding of all Air Force Stations under HQ WAC attended the conference. The Chief Guest, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Chief of Air Staff was received by Air Officer Commanding in Chief of Western Air Command Air Marshal SB Deo, and was presented a ceremonial guard of honour. Speaking to the commanders, the CAS emphasized the need to build up mission capability of all platforms and weapon systems. He further reiterat...

Amitabh Matoo interacts with Australian delegation
Srinagar, May 03 (Scoop News)- Political Advisor to Chief Minister, Mr. Amitabh Matoo today visited Pahalgam Golf Course and interacted with the Australian delegation. He also took stock of the tourism infrastructure in Pahalgam. The Australian team expressed their enthrallment over the status of the golf infrastructure in Pahalgam. Later, a friendly match was played and participants were presented the momentos by the Advisor. The Political Advisor also visited the Modern Higher Secondary School, Pahalgam which has been owned by a private company under corporate...

2 new nursing colleges to start functioning next year: Naeem Akhtar
Srinagar, May 03 (Scoop News)- Minister for Education, Mr Naeem Akhtar on Tuesday announced that government is mulling to start two nursing colleges, one each in Srinagar and Jammu next year. The Minister said this during “Iqbal Day” function organized by Government College for Women, M A Road. The Minister said from next year government will start nursing colleges in Government College for Women, M A Road, while another one would be opened in Government College for Women Gandhi Nagar in Jammu. Referring to nursing profession as a noble profession, the Minister said that by 2020 there would be an acute shortage of nurses across the globe. The Minister said you cannot design the wor...

Hanjura for realizing Mufti Sayeed’s vision of peaceful, prosperous JK
Work on Receiving Station Chradipora will start soon:Minister
Srinagar, May 03 (Scoop News)- Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura has said that the vision of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed regarding peace and development in Jammu and Kashmir will be carried forward by the present Government. This was stated by the Minister while addressing series of public meetings at Kanir and Chradipora villages of Chrar-e-Sharief Constituency today. The Minister said that the Government is committed for development of all three regions and the sub regions of the State. Referring to the developmental works under execution in Chrar-e-Sharief Constituency, the Minister said that the construction work on various water supply schemes (WSSs) including WSS Ka...

CM condoles demise of ex-minister Dr. RC Sharma
Srinagar, May 03 (Scoop News)- Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, today condoled the sad demise of former Minister, Dr. Romesh Chander Sharma, who was not keeping good health for quite some time. Paying rich tributes, Mehbooba Mufti said Dr. Sharma worked for welfare of the people all his life. She also expressed solidarity with the bereaved family members and close relatives in their hour of grief. The Chief Minister prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul. ...

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