Friday, March 24, 2017
 
 Top Stories of The Day
Delhi can’t resolve Kashmir unilaterally: Dr Farooq to Rajnath Singh
‘Engage all stake holders’
Ganderbal,March 23, (Scoop News)- National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Thursday reminded Home Minister Rajnath Singh that the issues in Kashmir cannot be resolved unilaterally by New Delhi and sought engagement with all shades of opinion in the Valley. “Putting Hurriyat leaders under house arrest or under detention will precipitate the already fragile situation rather than solving anything”, Dr Abdullah said while speaking at a joint election meeting of National Conference and Congress in Ganderbal this afternoon, adding that this will not help in resolving Kashmir issue. Dr Farooq Abdullah slammed PDP for unleashing an unprecedented crackdown on separatist leaders at the behest of their masters in New Delhi. He said the separatists were as usual proceeding on their way to Pak Embassy in New Delhi to attend the Pakistan Day celebrations but the action of the gove...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
Governor inaugurates international seminar on “Kashmir Philosophy with special reference to Abhinavagupta”
Jammu, March 23, (Scoop News)-Governor N.N. Vohra inaugurated “Kashmir Philosophy with Special Reference to Abhinavagupta”, a two day International Seminar which has been organized by the Centre for Comparative Religions and Civilizations at the Central University of Jammu, here today. The Governor welcomed the participants and complimented the University for organizing a seminar to discuss an important theme. He observed that Kashmir’s contribution to philosophical thought, spirituality, ethics and aesthetics is of tremendous significance as almost all of the ancient and medieval Indian a...

South African Adventure specialist Heidi Muller calls on CM
Jammu, March 23, (Scoop News)-South African Adventure specialist, Heidi Muller called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today. Muller explained to the Chief Minister about her various activities in adventure and expeditions across the world including her famed voyage Expedition Africa. She informed her about her experience of integrating adventure and expedition with tourism promotion. The Chief Minister told Heidi Muller that Jammu & Kashmir is an ideal destination for high end tourists and adventure lovers. She said the State is an ideal location for holding trekking ...

JKCCL faces mounting public indignation, annuls its earlier tender notice with changed title of a cable car project
Jammu, March 23, (Scoop News)-With growing undercurrent among the people of a particularly community against the change in nomenclature of Mubarak Mandi- Bahu Fort Cable Car Project, the concerned authorities have hurriedly revoked the tender issued on Friday last. Bahu Fort houses an old temple which is being highly revered by the people from across the country and a cable car project linking Mubarak Mandi and historical Bahu Fort was announced by the previous government. It has been holding on since then. Several political, social and religious groups are flustered seeki...

Secretary ECI holds video-conference with CEO, ROs; Reviews poll arrangements
Jammu,, March 22, (Scoop News)- Secretary, Election Commission of India (ECI), Malay Mallick today held Video Conference (VC) with Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Mr Shantmanu and Returning Officers (ROs) appointed for Srinagar and Anantnag Parliamentary Constituencies. The aim of the Video Conference was to take stock of the arrangements being made for smooth conduct of bye-polls in both Parliamentary segments and to clear doubts, if any, with regard to nomination process, scrutiny of nomination papers, allotment of symbols, Model Code of Conduct and Expenditure Monitoring etc. Chief Electoral Officer, Mr Shantmanu informed that 7 districts of the Valley come under the two Parlia...

 
 Ladakh News
CEC express happiness over successful conduct of JKCC(Preliminary) Examination for first time in Leh
Leh, March 20, (Scoop News)-The Chief Executive Councilor LAHDC, Leh Dr. Sonam Dawa Lonpo expressed great happiness over the successful conduct of J&K Combined Competitive (Preliminary) Examination for the first time in Leh held yesterday at Leh in two centers i.e Govt. Degree College Leh and KV School Leh. In a message, Dr. Dawa thanked Jammu and Kashmir Govt., Minister for Cooperative & Ladakh Affairs J&K Govt. Chhering Dorjey Lakrook and MP Ladakh Thupstan Chhewing for their efforts in conducting such exams in Leh itself. CEC Dr Dawa also highly appreciated district administration Leh headed by Deputy Commissioner, Leh P. Ramaswamy G for conducting such exams successfully in Leh. ...

LAHDC to provide suitable market for the local artisans
Leh, March 20, (Scoop News)-The LAHDC, Leh in an effort to provide suitable market for the local artisans and to promote local arts, crafts, food and music during tourist season, decided to hold a weekly market at main Bazar Leh on every Sunday starting from 14th May, 2017. The main aim and purpose of holding such weekly market by creating a festive ambiance is to attract tourists and give local artisans a better platform to showcase traditional arts, craft and food among the tourists. The decision was take in a meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Leh Dr. Sonam Dawa Lonpo today at Council Secretariat. Among others who attended the meeting was Exec...

Nomos trounce Malaysia and Philippine, improve their performance in tournament at Bangkok
Sports Council provides Rs 7 lakh for ice rink
Leh (Ladakh), March 20, (Scoop News)-All women Ice Hockey players from Ladakh who represented India in Asia Challenge Women Ice Hockey Cup-2017 were accorded a rousing reception at Koshuk Bakula Rimpoche Airport in Leh on their return from Bangkok. These Nomos are playing for different ice hockey clubs in the region and had formed ‘Ladakh Women’s Ice Hockey Foundation’ (LWIHF) two years back to boost the game and provide an arena for women players of Ladakh. Scores of supporters, relatives, members of various women groups, Hill Council members and others received them in a traditi...

Protesting students demand University semester exams on time,
fear losing an academic year due to turmoil in Kashmir last year, seek political help
Leh (Ladakh), March, (Scoop News)-Threatening to intensify their agitation in case the government failed to address their grievance and resolve their issue at the earliest, scores of students of Government Degree College (GDC) held a protest demonstration against the authorities of University of Kashmir for not conducting examination of various classes as per the schedule. Due to street turbulence in Kashmir last year, the University examinations could not be held in the month of August but when the situation improved in November, the first semester examination was held in Kashmir but not in Ladakh region. The students in Ladakh region were then assured that their examination...

Rev Gyalwang Drukpa presents painting of lord Avalokiteshvara to Vietnam
largest Tongka unfurled at Tay Thein Grand Mandala Stupa
Leh/Vietnam, March 18, (Scoop News International Monitoring Desk)-Over 100 of Buddhist monks and nuns from India are participating in three day long 2nd India Buddhist Cultural Day celebrations in Vietnam. Over 70,000 people from all over Vietnam and across the world attended the ceremonies which concluded on Saturday. The event has been organized jointly by Vietnam- India Friendship Association, the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha and the Indian Embassy in Vietnam to celebrate 45 years of diplomatic ties and over a decade of Comprehensive Strategic partnership between the two countries. The ceremonies for this year’s event was held at the Thein Pagoda in Tam Dao district in the northern...

Tashi Gyalson resolves to strengthen PDP in Ladakh region as district President
commits to fulfill vision of late Mufti
Jammu/Leh, March 18, (Scoop News)-Tashi Gyalson, a senior leader of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reiterated his commitment to the policies, programme and agenda and resolved to work for consolidating the party in Ladakh region. In a meeting with senior PDP leader and the minister for works, Naeem Akhtar and Chairman of state Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali, Tashi said that he has always stood up for party programme and has been working to fulfill the vision of the party patron, late Mufti Mohammed Sayeed. He further said that he will carry forward the mission under the...

Aga Rizvi bereaved: NC expresses grief
Kargil, March 13, (Scoop News)-National Conference functionaries on Monday expressed deep grief over the passing away of the wife of Mr Aga Mohammed Rizvi, Chief Patron Anjuman -e-Shaib-e- Zaman in Kargil. They conveyed condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed soul. Those who expressed solidarity with the family at this hour of grief included Mr. Qammer Ali Akhoon, senior National Conference leader and Former Minister, Mr Feroz Khan Former Minister, Mr Gulam Rasool and Mr Tsring Andus, Ex. Executive Councillors LAHDC, Haji Hassan Khan District President Kargil, Mr Zakir Hussain District Secretary Kargil, Mr Iqbal Wani, Mr Abass...

LAHDC developing Slaughterhouses in scientific and organized way
Leh, March 13, (Scoop News)-Regarding development of slaughterhouse at Chushot & Stok area in scientific manner and to shift temporary slaughterhouse from Bomb Garh to Chushot & Stok area at the earliest, the Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Leh Dr. Sonam Dawa Lonpo and EC Animal & Sheep Mmutaz Hussain today convened a meeting of officers headed by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Leh Mozes Kunzang at Council Secretariat today. Others who attended the meeting were Administrator MC, Leh, Chief Animal Husbandry Officer Leh, Executive Engineers of Construction and PHE divisions and Tehsildar Leh. The meeting after detail discussion and on spot visit of slaughterhouse sites and Bomb Garh...

 
 Debate
Yogi the CM – Courtesy secular fundamentalists
By B L Saraf So , we have ‘ sectarian ‘ firebrand Yogi Adityanath firmly ensconced in the UP Chief Minister’s saddle . His disciples, the sectarian fundamentalists , feel delighted . For them it is a logical culmination of 2017 election process . The secular fundamentalists , his opponents , are in gloom, however . Coming close on BJP’s massive election victory , Yogi’s coronation , latter feel , is ‘ insult added to their injury .’ Both have reason to feel elated and disappointed , respectively . There , ...

Looking Beyond 2017
By Amit Kushari (IAS Retd) Many people have been surprised by the UP Assembly results of 2017. Actually there is nothing to be really surprised. In the last 2014 parliament elections BJP had bagged 73 out of 80 Lok Sabha seats. BJP was in a lead in 310 Assembly segments and had obtained 40% of the popular votes. Even now the figures are quite the same. In Uttarakhand BJP had bagged all the 9 Lok Sabha seats and today also it has captured 2/3 of the assembly seats. People are surprised — how did BJP get 80% of the seats! Do 80% people support BJP in UP? No. Only40% support ...

Modi Tsunami or Vote for change?
By K B Jandial You may love Modi, you may hate Modi but you can’t ignore Modi. This is the present national political discourse. Barring Delhi and Bihar, election after election Modi led BJP has expanded its footprint on the electoral landscape of different states of the country and emerged as pan-India political force, much to chagrin of many. BJP is in Govt. in 15 States today, alone in 9 or with allies in 6. Correspondingly, Modi enhanced his stature as a strong and decisive political leader comparable with Indira Gandhi in most of her forms, barring personal or family agenda. Mod...

Scripting new chapter of democracy
By K.N. Pandita A period of seven decades is small as well as big for Indian democracy; small because training a populace, one-half of which at least, is illiterate, ignorant and tradition ridden, in democratic politics is peanuts. It is big because the task of bringing political awareness among the people has become far easier and quicker in contemporary times, thanks to miracles of science and technology that have given new name to the parameters of governance. The first palpable change in the history of Indian democracy shaped with the result of parliamentary elections of 2014. Bharatiya Janata Party, projected by Congress as the right wing party (in negative sense) oppos...

End of Big fat Weddings - Really ?
By By B L Saraf Minister of Food , Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs , J &K Government, informed media , “ State Government has issued a Guest Control Order to impose restrictions on the injudicious use of essential commodities during social , Government and private functions and a complete ban on the use of amplifiers ,loud speakers and fire crackers on such occasions .” And “ the order was issued after the department had received complaints and representations from the civil society organizations regarding injudicious use of essential commodities and exorbitant expenditure made on public and private functions .” The order pu...

Moment of introspection for Hurriyat
By K.N. Pandita Some out of power politicians and sections of print media are in the habit of intentionally issuing statements that create uproar in civil society. One such occasion they recently chose was the statement issued by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat. Amusing and childlike stories were fabricated. It speaks of their churlish nature. A statement about a very sensitive issue by a very important person like the Army chief should invoke probe into in what background the statement is given and not what is said. Unfortunately, critics lost sight of that important aspect. Dispassionate analysis of the background of the statement acquires more importance after the Def...

Back in political calculation, Pandits’ return
By B L Saraf Like seasonal cycle following a pattern, the displaced Pandit is caught in an ever revolving political ‘period cycle ‘ which for him, is seldom on the rise but often remains low. Relegated to the footnote of the times, when political correctness demands Pandit is recalled to the Centre-stage, and then, unceremoniously, reverted back to the place after selective inconvenience begins to show up. At present, luck is smiling on the Pandit : political tide seems to be on high rise for him. This started with the unanimous Resolution passed by the State Legislature, committing the political class to make a serious effort for the dignified return of the internally displaced...

Joys and sorrows of JK people
By Amit Kushari IAS Before partition of the Indian sub continent in 1947, the state of Jammu and Kashmir, located in the northern most corner, adjoining Central Asia and Tibet had a population which was 80 percent Muslim. Now the Indian part of Jammu and Kashmir has 68 percent Muslim population—–the rest 32 percent are mainly Hindus Buddhists and Sikhs. Hindus are dominant in the Jammu region, Buddhists in Ladakh and Muslims are dominant in Kashmir( almost 99 percent after the exodus of the Pundits who were nearly 5 percent of the population prior to the exodus). Each of these religio...

 Jammu News
Sham Choudhary pays tributes to freedom fighters
Asks youth to follow their footsteps
Jammu, March 23, (Scoop News)-Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary today urged upon the youth to take inspiration from the supreme sacrifice of the freedom fighters and asked them to follow their footsteps to take the country on the path of progress. The Minister said this while addressing the gathering in a function organized by Shaheed Bhagat Singh Memorial Committee to mark Shaheedi Divas at RS Pura. Paying rich tributes to the freedom fighters, the Minister said we should never forget the supreme sacrifice of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev and others who laid down their lives for releasing the country from the clutches of imperial rule. ...

Govt won’t allow encroachment of forests: Lal Singh
Minister reviews Forest Deptt’s functioning in Reasi district
Reasi, March 23, (Scoop News)- Minister for Forest, Environment and Ecology, Choudhary Lal Singh today said the Government won’t compromise on encroachments, asserting that the violators would be dealt strictly under law. The Minister said this during his tour to Reasi district of Jammu region, where he took stock of working of Forest department and its allied wings. The Minister directed officials to send formal notices to the stone crushers, brick kiln owners and cement factories who are yet to install scientific devices at their units to contain pollution. He also called upon officers to keep vigil on encroachments and dealt with the offenders under law. The Minister also met several ...

SSWB secures relaxation of norms for Crèche Centers in JK
Jammu, March 23, (Scoop News)-J&K State Social Welfare Board (SSWB) today said that the department has convinced Central Social Welfare Board (CSWB) to relax some conditions with regard to flow of funding of functional creche centers in the state run by various NGOs on the pattern of States of Assam and Meghalaya. Secretary SSWB in a press release issued here said the department has received a letter that mentions the decision taken in a meeting held under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Ministry of Women &Child Development, Government of India. “For all functional crèches institutions under Central Social Welfare Board that have complied with NITI Aayog portal (relaxation to be given for ...

Efforts afoot to preserve, propagate Sanskrit: Dy CM
Seeks scholars’ help to supplement Govt efforts
Jammu, March 23, (Scoop News)-Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today said that the necessary efforts are afoot to preserve and propagate Sanskrit as it forms the basis of the Indian civilization and thought. The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at the annual day function of Rashtriya Sanskriti Sanasthan at Kotbalwal here. Professor Vishwa Murti Shastri, a world renowned Sanskrit Scholar, Prof Bacha Bharti, Principal of the Institution, International sportsperson Mr Harmeek Singh, Dr Chandra Mauli Raina, Dr Sharat Chander Sharma, Dr Satish Kapoor and scholars of National and Internat...

PM Modi to address BJP’s public rally on April 02: Sat
Jammu, March 23, (Scoop News)-BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, alongwith State General Secretaries Pawan Khajuria and Harinder Gupta, chaired a meeting of Ministers, District Prabharis, District President and Morcha State Presidents to discuss the arrangements for organizing a massive public rally at Udhampur on April 02 to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The meeting held thread bare discussions on venue of the rally, mobilization of public to come listen to the Prime Minister, provision of public conveniences, transportation, etc. Sat Sharma, while addressing the meeti...

Common people suffer due to mess in PDS
bonafide citizens deprived of ration facility in JK: Sharma
Jammu, March 23, (Scoop News)-JKPCC has demanded a high level probe into the ineligible and fraudulent ration card holders, whose number has stated to be around 2.5 lacs in the State. Expressing serious concern over the fraudulent and ineligible ration card holders to the tune of 2.5 lacs has stated by the head of the state during consumer day address, who had got these detected during Governor’s rule last year. JKPCC spokesman, Ravinder Sharma sought details from the government as to what action was taken over this fraud as a result the genuine and bonafide citizens are deprived of the ration facility in the State. He said that common ...

Home Minister’s statement on JK distorted by premiere wire service: Official Spokesman
Jammu, March 23, (Scoop News)-Expressing dismay over the distortion of Union Home Minister, Mr Rajnath Singh’s statement regarding Jammu and Kashmir by UNI Urdu Service, an official spokesman today said it is not expected from a premiere wire service to report the statement made by the Home Minister in the Rajya Sabha in such a casual manner. Pertinently, while replying to a starred question regarding situation in Jammu and Kashmir raised by Choudhary Sukhram Singh Yadav in the Rajya Sabha on 22nd March 2017, the Union Home Minister had in a detailed reply enumerated the measures being taken by the State and the Central Government on security and political fronts in Kashmir. While refer...

Diversified farming, awareness key to boost income: Dy CM to farmers
PMFBY, PMKSY schemes must for farmers’ holistic development
Kathua, March 22, (Scoop News)-Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today inaugurated one-day district level Exhibition- cum- Kissan Mela at New Fruit Mandi Kathua. The exhibition with theme “General awareness of farmers for profitable and sustainable farming” was organized under ATMA programme. Highlighting the importance of such exhibitions Dr Singh said to achieve the goal of doubling farmer’s income by 2022 organizing awareness programs is must, as was suggested by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Dy CM said besides awareness adopting “integrated farming,” is also must for...

 
 Kashmir News
Srinagar to get football stadium as per FIFA norms
Div Com takes stock of Sports Council activities
Srinagar,March 23, (Scoop News)-Bakshi Stadium is all set to be developed as a modern football stadium as per the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) norms at an estimated cost of Rs 48 crore. This was stated at a meeting convened by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, to take stock of State Sports Council activities. Khan, who is also head of Divisional Sports Committee, was briefed that Bakshi stadium will be developed according to the FIFA norms in 12 working months. It was said that the stadium will have flood lights, six entry and exit points, modern pavilion, food court and other state of art facilities. O...

Election Observers review election arrangements at Ganderbal
Ganderbal, March 23, (Scoop News)-General Election Observer, Kamlesh Kumar Pant, and Security Observer, Anant Shankar Takwale, today visited the Ganderbal district and took a thorough review of preparations for smooth conduct of forthcoming bye-election to Srinagar Parliamentary seat. District Election Officer, Ganderbal, Tariq Hussain Ganai, gave a power point presentation regarding poll preparations in the district. SSP Ganderbal was also present in the meeting The Observers were informed that 1,64,457 voters, including 85836 males and 78469 female, in the district are entitled to cast their votes in the ensuing by-elections, for whom 208 polling stations, including 62 sens...

DM Srinagar issues instructions on use of vehicles during elections
Srinagar, March 23, (Scoop News)- District Magistrate Srinagar, who is also District Election Officer, today issued a number of instructions on plying of vehicles for election related works during Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency bye polls. According to these instructions, strict action shall be taken against vehicles plying in contravention of provisions of Motor Vehicles Act. Vehicles shall be under close watch for any possible mischief or criminal activities like carrying of illegal arms, illicit liquor and anti social elements. The DM said that vehicles for campaign purposes shall ply only with prior approval of Returning officers and original permits bearing n...

Mirwaiz prays for stability of Pakistan, greets people on its national day
Srinagar, March 23, (Scoop News)-Separtist APHC leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who continues to be under house arrest, greeted the people of Pakistan on the occasion of Pakistan day and prayed for stability and prosperity of the country. Mirwaiz said the creation of Pakistan was an assertion of the political and religious identity of the Muslims of the subcontinent , who had greatly suffered at the hands of the British colonial rule and had to make huge sacrifices for their independence. He said it is incumbent upon the Government of Pakistan and its people to utilise their resources and work towards a building a strong, peaceful egalitarian, tolerant and progressive nation as...

Digital marketing: CUS hosts one day workshop
' Enable students and faculty to unleash potential of Digital Media': Div Com
Srinagar, March 23, (Scoop News)-Cluster University of Srinagar in collaboration with The Young Leadership Club of India and Digital Vidya; Asia’s leading digital media education company organized a day long free Digital Marketing Workshop for students and faculty members of 5 colleges under Cluster University of Srinagar on Thursday at Institute of Advanced Studies in Education (IASE) Srinagar. The workshop focused on strategic overview of various Digital Marketing avenues, a statement said. The workshop also focused on the scope of Digital Marketing Landscape and Career Opportunities in it. Rajiv Pandey, acclaimed Digital Marketing consultant and trainer shall preside ov...

Urdu Play Parvaaz staged to create awareness about drug abuse
Police is trying its best to fight the menace of drugs: DIG
Srinagar, March 22, (Scoop News)- In its efforts to create awareness about the hazards of drug abuse, Jammu and Kashmir police today presented shows of Urdu Play Parvaaz, in Srinagar and Anantnag. In Srinagar the play was staged at Tagore Hall and was witnessed by a huge number of people including civil society members, media persons, students and many respectable citizens. To reach out the people on social media the event was connected live on Facebook through Police Media Centre Kashmir. The splendid performance of the artists evoked excellent crowd support and the auditorium witn...

APHC condemns continuous detention of Mirwaiz, terms it as frustration of ruling class
Srinagar, March 22, (Scoop News)-Condemning the continuous house detention and curbs on religious activities of APHC leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, the spokesman of APHC has termed it as the frustration of ruling regime which is bent upon to restrict and curb the peaceful activities of the separatist leadership. He said that the rulers, in order to carry out the process of sham elections has put the whole population of Kashmir on the mercy of government forces and on the other is not allowing the separatist leadership to put forward their views before the people. Meanwhile, the Convener of the Azad Kashmir chapter of APHC, Faiz Naqashbandi led a high level delegation of Hurri...

4 nominations filed for Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency
Anantnag ,March 22, (Scoop News)- Four candidates today filed their nomination papers for Bye-Elections to Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency. The candidates include Tasaduq Hussain Mufti of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ghulam Ahmad Mir of Indian National Congress (INC), Sanjay Kumar Dhar of Samajwadi Party and Rakesh Koul who is an independent candidate. The candidates filed their nomination papers before the Returning Officer for the Anantnag Parliamentary seat. ...

 
 Other Stories
Bahu-Mubarak Mandi Ropeway project to prove game-changer for Jammu: Priya Sethi
Jammu, March 23, (Scoop News)-Setting the records straight regarding Jammu Ropeway project, Minister of State for Tourism, Priya Sethi today informed that the project is named as Bahu-Mubarak Mandi Ropeway project with Peer Kho as a takeoff point, Mahamaya as the intermediary and Bahu Fort as the landing terminal. “For Jammu Ropeway project cent percent funds have been utilized from Cable Car Corporation’s own resources,” the Minister told media-persons here today. She also informed that no price escalation has been experienced in this project. “A self sustained tourism model has been envisioned and is being implemented in all three regions of the state for inclusiv...

Media can change public perception about generic medicines: Bali Baghat
‘Quality of medicines depends on manufacturing, not brand’
Jammu, March 23, (Scoop News)-Minister for Health and Medical Education Mr. Bali Baghat today said media can change people’s perception and motivate them to purchase generic drugs, which are available at affordable prices. The Minister was speaking at a function organized under Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushudhi Pariyojana here today. Pitching for promotion of generic drugs, he stressed that people have to update their knowledge how to differentiate between quality and sub-standard drugs. “Quality of medicines cannot be gauged by brand but how it is manufactured,” Mr. Baghat said. “The big challenge for us in Jammu and Kashmir is to make people understand that generic drugs are q...

Dr Drabu to head Empowered Committee of Finance Ministers
New Delhi,March 23, (Scoop News)- Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu has been appointed Chairman of the Empowered Committee of the Finance Ministers of the North Zone. According to a communiqué issued by the Inter-State Council Secretariat here, Dr Drabu will be heading the Empowered Committee of the Finance Ministers of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Delhi and Jammu & Kashmir. A professional economist with a doctorate in Economics, Dr Drabu is credited with initiating radical reforms to bring systemic changes in the fiscal management of J&K. Before joining politics, Dr Drabu has been involved with national economic policy making in India for seven years at the h...

Bukhari orders constitution of Expert Committee on walnut weevil
Horticulture Deptt to assess potential areas in public sector nurseries, orchards
Jammu, March 23, (Scoop News)-To tap high potential of walnut production in Kishtwar district by scientifically managing walnut weevil, Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Ahmed Bukhari today ordered constitution of an Expert Committee for conducting survey of Chatroo village. “The exercise is aimed at checking fall in production from Kishtwar district due to crop damage from walnut weevil, a menace that poses threat of huge damage and loss to crop yield and farmer’s livelihood”, Bukhari said. The four member committee will comprise of Programme Coordinator from Krishi Vigyan Kendra Bh...

Kavinder Gupta urges students to combat social evils
Speaker pays tributes to martyrs on Shaheedi Diwas
Jammu, March 23, (Scoop News)-Speaker, J&K Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta today urged the youth to become socially aware and combat social evils plaguing the society. Kavinder Gupta was speaking at a function organized to pay tributes to Indian Freedom martyrs Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev on the occasion of Shaheedi Diwas at Rainbow Public School, Rampura, Gandhi Nagar. Addressing a large gathering of students, the Speaker urged them to keep themselves informed about the existing social situation and do their part in combating many social evils prevalent in the society. Speaker...

Robust, secure, high capacity data network system, urgent necessity for Operational Commanders, Dr Bhamre
New Delhi, March 23, (Scoop News)-The Union Minister of State for Defence, Dr. Subhash Bhamre, said here today that increasing of infrastructure for the Digital Army based on State-of-the-Art technologies is a top priority of the Government. In his inaugural address at the DEFCOM INDIA 2017 with the theme ‘Infrastructure and Skilled Human Resource for Digital Army’, Dr. Bhamre said that this initiative for creation of operational information networks and systems should be expedited at all levels. He stated that the robust, secure, high capacity data networks and information sys...

BJP remembers Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev
Jammu, March 23, (Scoop News)-On the martyr day of the three young patriots of the country, Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, BJP Freedom Fighters & Martyr Cell organized a programme at Trikuta Nagar office under State Convenor Bharat Bhushan Sharma. BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, while paying his floral tributes after laying wreaths on the portraits of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, said that these three young, brave and patriotic Indians jumped into the freedom struggle and made supreme sacrifices of their lives with a sole objective of getting the motherland freed from the c...

World Water Day celebrated in Srinagar
Srinagar, March 22, (Scoop News)-To highlight the importance of universal access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene facilities and to draw attention towards sustainable management of freshwater resources, a function was held here to celebrate ‘World Water Day’ in which Deputy Commissioner Dr. Farooq Ahmad Lone was the chief guest. Organized by Department of Ecology, Environment & Remote Sensing, the programme was held at Green Valley Educational Institute, Buchpora on the topic ‘Wastewater Management’. Chairman and Principal of the institute, Environmentalists, officials of the Department, and a large number of students from various educational institutes were pres...

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Restoration work on Mughal road under progress
Ghulam Mohammad Wani files nomination papers
Air sorties for stranded Gurez passengers on March 24
PWD rebuts media reports regarding change of nomenclature of engineers
Govt following people centric approach: Nanda
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