Monday, February 20, 2017
 
 Top Stories of The Day
Youth empowerment key to nation building: Dr Jitendra Singh
Inaugurates 9th Tribal Youth Exchange Programme
Jammu, February 19, (Scoop News)- Union Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated the 9th Tribal Youth Exchange Programme being organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) Jammu and Kashmir under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and sponsored by the Ministry of Home Affairs, here today. Members of Parliament, Shamsher Singh Manhas and Jugal Kishore Sharma besides MLA Jammu East Rajesh Gupta were also present on the occasion. While addressing the gathering, Dr Singh said that such youth exchange programmes enable youth from various regions to interact, share knowledge and exchange ideas. “The people residing in remote corners of the nation have limited access to information about events happening elsewhere in the country. When provided with opportunity to interact with their counterparts in other parts of the country, they develop n...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
Air Asia launches Srinagar operations, Mehbooba receives, sees off inaugural flights
Srinagar, February 19, (Scoop News)- Low cost airline carrier AirAsia started its operations here from today with the launch of its morning and evening flights daily between Delhi and Srinagar. The inaugural flight from New Delhi was received by the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti at the Srinagar International Airport at 10 am. Another flight to New Delhi was also seen off by the Chief Minister soon after. The airline is also planning to connect Srinagar to many other destinations in the country in coming days. The Chief Minister welcomed the airline carrier hoping it would augur well fo...

Security forces advised to draw a line between protests in a democratic way and manipulators of situation during CI operations
and remain resolute in dealing situation with ‘firm fists’
Jammu, February 19, (Scoop News)-Despite differences between various political parties over moot remarks made by the army chief, Gen Bipin Rawat, about tackling of protesters during counter insurgency operations between the security forces and terrorists in roiled Kashmir, in past few months. “We are giving them an opportunity. Should they want to continue (to do what they are doing), then we will continue with relentless operations may be with harsher measures. And that is the way to continue,” Gen Rawat had told media. Following the Army General’s warning of tough action again...

JK CM launches High Density Apple Plantation Scheme
Horticulture JK’s backbone, has potential to turnaround socio-economic profile: Mehbooba
Srinagar, February 18, (Scoop News)-Terming horticulture as the backbone of State’s economy, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today exuded confidence that the sector has the potential to get the socio economic profile of Jammu & Kashmir change for better. She said the Government is taking a slew of measures to further incentivize this industry and address growers’ concerns. Addressing a largely attended gathering of fruit growers and progressive farmers here today after formally launching the High Density Apple Plantation Scheme, the Chief Minister said with a huge market demand and massive ...

Governor, CM review Katra development issues
Shrine Board shall develop civic amenities in Katra
Jammu, February 17, (Scoop News)- Governor N. N. Vohra and Chief Minister Ms. Mehbooba Mufti reviewed the various ongoing development works and the future infrastructure requirements of Katra town and its surrounding areas and took several important decisions of far reaching consequence at a high level meeting held Raj Bhavan here today. Dr. Nirmal Kumar Singh, Deputy Chief Minister; Ajay Nanda, Minister of State for Finance and Planning; B. R. Sharma, Chief Secretary and the concerned senior officers of the State Government and the Shrine Board attended the meeting. Governor observed t...

 
 Ladakh News
Samphel demands alternate telecommunication arrangement with Ladakh region
New Delhi, February 19, (Scoop News Bureau)-District Congress Committee (DCC)- Leh, president, Tsering Samphel, Sunday implored the Union Telecommunication Minister to urgently restore the BSNL owned Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) link with remote region of Ladakh. “With the snapping of OFC near Zojila due to avalanche, the people have been virtually pushed to a digital gloom and frozen communication,” he said, adding “despite belonging to a strategically vital region, we are a forlorn people and are being compelled to fend for ourselves.” Samphel said the ‘internet services in the ...

All Students of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh to hold mass protest on Tuesday against delay in action against molestation case accused
Jammu/ Leh, February 19, (Scoop News)-All Students of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh is likely to hold a mass protest near Main Fountain in Jammu University on Tuesday. The Students belonging to various parts of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh under the banner of “All Students of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh”, continuing the struggle and demand for justice GMC molestation complaint have decided to stand and hold a string protest. Pertinently, First Information Report (FIR) in this regard was lodged on December 26 last year under Section 354 of RPC. It was only a day later the accused was arrested and presently the accused was on bail and the case is waiting for the hearing date of H...

Governor presented “Ladakh & Nanak Rinpoche”
Jammu, February 17, (Scoop News)- Cmde. Dalbir Singh Sodhi presented a copy of his book titled “Ladakh & Nanak Rinpoche”, to Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today. This book gives insight into the historical connections of Sikhs with Ladakh, life of Guru Padmasambhava, travels of Nanak Lama to Sikkim and Tibet, travels of Guru Nanak Rinpoche to Ladakh. This volume has beautiful pictures of flora, fauna, architecture, monasteries and other aspects of Ladakh. The Governor complimented Cmde Sodhi for the very impressive research work done by him to write...

Rev Sangsena to hold ‘Mahakaruna Day Celebration-2017’ in Jammu on Feb 22
prominent religious heads and scholars to attend an interfaith conference.
Jammu/ Leh, February 15, (Scoop News)-Sangasena Mahathero, a soldier turned Buddist monk and the founder of Mahabodhi International Meditation Center near Devachan in Leh, is holding a conference in Jammu on February 22. Sangesena has launched a movement for boosting interfaith relation, love and compassion among the people for world peace. According to well informed sources, Rev Sangsena is scheduled to hold eight events under the banner of ‘Mahkaruna Day Celebration-2017’ by organizing conferences, seminars and other activities in various metropolis cities across the country. Prominent religious heads of various faiths, scholars and others will be invited to speak for pro...

Turtuk people demand a part of PM’s Rs 2,000 crore package for displaced people of Indo-Pak wars of 65 and 71
feel ignored, ask for a separate assembly constituency
Jammu/ Nubra (Ladakh), February, (Scoop News)-All Balti Students of Association of Nubra and Leh (ABSANL) have appealed Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, to have insight of the problems being faced by people in these far off and remote border areas. “There are no basic facilities like electricity, water and roads which could connect their place (Turtuk) with rest of the nation,” ABSANL president, Abdul Qadir told media persons in Jammu, the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir, on Friday. “The people of the area are mostly dependent on defence forces for basic facilities and other logistics which the local or central government should have provided them,” he added. Qadir referred t...

Ladakh students delegation calls on chairman SWC
Ms Mehjoor, demand stern action against accused doctor
Jammu/ Leh(Ladakh), February 10, (Scoop News)-A delegation of student representatives comprising executive members of All Ladakh Students Association- Jammu (ALSAJ) and All Ladakh Students Welfare Association- Jammu (ALSWAJ) led by Jamyang Tsering Namgyal Councilor Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC)-Leh called on the chairman State Commission for Women (SWC), Nayeema Mehjoor on Thursday in Jammu seeking her attention towards the case of alleged molestation of a Ladakhi girl against a senior doctor at Government Medical College-Jammu. The delegation appealed the Commission to intervene and ensure impartial investigation against the accused and punished in accordanc...

BJP district unit holds protest demonstration at KBR- Leh airport,
DC inviting all concerned to resolve issues, AAI officials assure of swift action.
Leh (Ladakh), February, (Scoop News)-District unit of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP)-Leh held protest demonstrations against the Airport Authority of India (AAI) officials at Kaushak Bakula Rimpoche Airport at Leh and blocked both arrival and departure gates. They raised slogans against officials of AAI for their inefficient handling of passengers giving a negative impression to foreign tourists visiting the region. They also complained that the central heating system remains off due to the reasons best known to the officials manning the airport. “The officials have failed in all respects to offer minimum service required for such airports, the public facilities within the complex...

Authorities maltreat people of Zanskar, erratic helicopter service to Padum causes immense inconvenience to locals
Padum, February 8, (Scoop News)-Reports emanating from Zanskar (Ladakh) suggest that passengers bound towards Leh from Zanskar are suffering due to lack to proper helicopter service from Zanskar to Leh and back. Several Leh bound passengers including one was a pregnant lady, have complained of not having a regular helicopter service during winter months. All surface routes leading to Leh from Zanskar remain closed during winter season and only way to reach Leh is either via waking through Chaddar route (frozen river) or waiting for helicopter service to operate. As usually passenger bounds towards Leh in which one is a pregnant lady, who was waiting for helicopter service to airp...

 
 Debate
Our “intellectuals” of ‘post-truth era’
By K.N. Pandita During past two months, former foreign minister Yashwant Sinha twice led a delegation of Delhi-based organization named “Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation” to Kashmir. This group of “intellectuals” working on Kashmir for more than a decade includes some top ex-bureaucrats, diplomats, senior army and civil servants including former Army Chief, former RAW Chief and former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court and others, all high profile personalities. After the visit of Sinha delegation to Kashmir secessionists, — who sing to the tune of terrorist brigands in Pa...

Proliferating Media: Challenges of Ethics & Accountability
By K B Jandial There is no second opinion that responsible journalism is extremely important in shaping the society, albeit the nation. While our Constitution talks about three important organs of the State- Executive, Legislature and Judiciary, there exists an equally important institution by the name of the media, the Fourth Estate. Its role in the success of the democracy is no less important than the other three organs. While the powers of these three separate organs have their respective constitutional limits and accountability, the Fourth Estate has not been burdened inten...

Kashmir:From private kingdom to private Jagir
By K.N. Pandita Four month-long paralyzing strike in Kashmir has hardly subsided when the saboteurs have raked up another issue which is likely to proliferate and revive the strike syndrome in the valley. The beginning of chila-e- kalan on Christmas Eve would be a propitious day to begin the seventy day long chila strike in Kashmir. The centripetal point for the chila-strike will be the issue of domicile certificates to 1947 refugees of partition of India stranded in Jammu region. Unnecessarily Infuriated by the rumour of issuing domicile certificates to 1947 tribal incursi...

West Pakistani Refugees - victims of the sectarian politics
By By B L Saraf There is no end to the miseries of human beings called “perennially“ as West Pakistan Refugees (WPRs) living in Jammu ever since partition of the sub-continent. Circumstances are conspiring to condemn them to live – generation after generation – as refugees in a part of the country which before suffering vivisection was their own .Even a small step , contemplated to ameliorate their pitiable plight , activates sectarian politics in Kashmir to defeat them . State government has decided to issue Identity Certificates to th...

Demonetization a national priority
By K.N. Pandita The fracas created by the opposition on demonetization issue shows that it has failed to show due respect to the verdict of the majority of people in this country. It has also to learn that sitting in the opposition does not absolve the opposition of becoming realists about the development of the country. Uncharitable opposition The opposition has to understand that Prime Minister’s decision about demonetization is not a small decision taking into account the demographic dimensions of our country. It should have understood that such big decisions of far...

"Mission Sinha - Good luck to it"
By B L Saraf Former external affairs minister and BJP leader Yashwant Sinha lead delegation of ‘ civil society members from Delhi’ is on second visit to the Valley , to assess the ground situation that has developed in the wake of summer violent unrest , triggered by the death of militant commander, Burhan Wani and find a way out of the imbroglio . The delegation had been to Kashmir in the month of October , close on the heels of a visit undertaken by an official delegationled by the Union Home Minister , Rajnath Singh to see that , in Kashmir , violence comes to an end . Talking to the media in Srinagar Yaswant Sinha , describing him...

Supporting Azadi! Farooq’s Change of Heart or a Stunt?
Straight Talk
By K B Jandial Taking mainstream political parties and separatists in J&K as well as the entire Indian nation by disbelief, to many disgusting, the 3- time State Chief Minister and a former Indian Union Minister in the last UPA Govt Dr. Farooq Abdullah “offered support to separatists” for their the success of their movement for Azadi, with unsolicited advice to “remain united to achieve their goal”. The occasion for dropping this unexpected bomb shell was the 111st birth anniversary of Sheikh Abdullah. It is no secret that this iconic and un-parallel mass leader had himself vacillate...

A State with trilateral power centre
By K.N. Pandita A Pakistan’s national daily newspaper of December 6 published full length statement of Nafees Zakaria, Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman that dealt with current Indo-Pak relations focusing on Kashmir issue. Many flaws are seen in the statement. As it flashlights some new aspects of relationship, it would be in fitness of things to put the record straight. The statement begins with inviting world community’s attention to India’s “abuse of human rights in Kashmir” Human rights abuse in Kashmir began in 1998-90 with armed and indoctrinated Pakistani Islamist jihadis clandestinely infiltrating into Kashmir and beginning their jihad with the massacre of ...

 Jammu News
DG IIMC calls on Priya Sethi, discusses modalities for a permanent campus in Jammu
Jammu, February 19, (Scoop News)- Director General (DG), Indian Institute of Mass Communication, K. G. Suresh, called on Minster of State for Education for Education, Technical Education Priya Sethi to discuss modalities for establishment of permanent campus of the Institute in Jammu. During the meeting, the Minister assured him of government’s full support towards development and growth of the institution in the State for the benefit of students. She stated that efforts would be made to make IIMC’s Jammu campus a hub for media education in North India. She further said tha...

Govt to link artisans with Industries & Commerce deptt within a year: Ganga
Launches CII Ladakh Zonal Council with Nawang Thinlas as Chairman
Jammu, February 19, (Scoop News)- Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga today said that Government is undertaking measures to link artisans of the state involved in traditional and cultural crafts with Industry and Commerce Department, within a year to provide their products proper visibility, brand value besides streamlining their work and trade culture. The Minister said this at the launch of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Ladakh Zonal Council at an event here today. During the event, the Managing Director of Himalayan Renewable Energy & Construction Firm (HRECF) Nawang Thinlas was elected as Chairman for CII Ladakh Zonal Council. Speaking on the occasi...

Rana reviews Bharti Foundation’s Quality Programme in 15 Nagrota schools
Jammu, February 19, (Scoop News)- MLA Nagrota and Provincial President National Conference Mr Devender Singh Rana on Sunday called for evolving a mechanism of monitoring and evaluation of newer initiatives in education, especially at its implementation stage. Taking an exhaustive review of the Quality Support Programme, introduced by the renowned Bharti Foundation in 15 schools of Nagrota Assembly Constituency at the behest of Mr Devender Singh Rana, the MLA Nagrota lauded the devotion and dedication with which the programme is being implemented. He, however, urged the sponsors to put in place monitoring system to assess the progress and adopt evaluation for understanding changes, if a...

Govt invites nominations for appointment of CVC, VC
Jammu, February 19, (Scoop News)- The State Government has invited nominations from Administrative Secretaries for appointment of new Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) and Vigilance Commissioners in the J&K State Vigilance Commission (SVC). The Administrative Secretaries have been asked to submit nominations by 6th March 2017. “No application will be entertained by the General Administration Department (GAD) directly from any applicant,” a notification issued by GAD said. “Section-3 (3) of the J&K State Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Act, 2011 provides that the Chief Vigilance commissioner and the Vigilance Commissioners shall be appointed from amongst persons who have been or are in...

Sham Chaudhary urges parents to encourage children to take up sports
Jammu, February 19, (Scoop News)-Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Chaudhary today said games and sports play an important role in the overall development of students and urged the parents to encourage their children for taking part in different sports events. The Minister said this while addressing the gathering during annual sports day celebration, ‘Jashn-e-Bachpan’ of pre-primary wing of Stephens Public International School, Miran Sahib. He said, “The games and sports not only help in physical and mental fitness, but also encourages the students towards channelizing their energies in right direction for a better tomorrow.” More than 200 tiny tots of the school ...

Bring legislation to protect tribal identity : Gujjars
Rajouri ,February 19, (Scoop News)- Urging the government of Jammu and Kashmir to bring a legislation to protect the socio-economic and ethno-cultural individuality of Scheduled Tribe communities of State- the Gujjars and Bakerwals after conclusion of a programme organised by Tribal Research and Cultural Foundation- the speakers pleaded to provide identical rights to them which were granted to other ST communities of India. Attended by a number of tribal dignitaries the programme was presided over by well known Tribal scholar Dr. Javaid Rahi which was held here on the topic ' Tribal Rights in India -an over view of state of J&K State'. Dr. Javaid Rahi, in his president...

Umar Nazir listed among ‘Players to Watch’ during IPL auction
Umar Nazir listed among ‘Players to Watch’ during IPL auction
Jammu, February 19, (Scoop News)- Twenty-three year old pacer from Jammu and Kashmir, Umar Nazir, has been listed among the ‘Players to Watch’ during the auction for 10th edition of the Indian Premiere League (IPL) 2017 season. The auction of the players for the highly lucrative and popular India Twenty-20 domestic cricket competition is going to take place in Bangalore at 9 am tomorrow. Umar Nazir and Parvez Rasool from J&K are among the 730 players listed by BCCI for IPL auction. According to CricBuzz, an influential cricket news website, Umar Nazir’s performance in the recent Syed...

BJP MLAs chanting melody of Kashmir: Chuni
Jammu, February 19, (Scoop News)- S. O. S. International – An organization for PoK Displaced Persons today organized a huge rally at Tawi Pul, Jammu in which scores of PoK Displaced Persons participated and hailed the continuous efforts of S. O. S. International to fight for the cause and bringing the battle at this level. S. O. S. International Chairman, Rajiv Chuni welcomed participants in the rally for showing their unity and dedication to get due justice from Government which has been keeping blind-eye towards the genuine demands of PoK DPs since 1947. While addressing the rally, S. O. S. International Chairman Mr. Chuni said that PoK DPs were subjected to genocide in 1947 and were ...

 
 Kashmir News
Veeri reviews status of revenue, relief measures in Anantnag
Anantnag, February 19, (Scoop News)- Minister for Revenue, Relief & Rehabilitation, Abdul Rehman Veeri, today convened a meeting to review the status of various revenue, relief and rehabilitation measures in Anantnag district. During the meeting, the Minister was briefed about the revenue profile of the district and was informed that new 268 patwar halqas have been proposed for Anantnag. Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, apprised Veeri of the status of land acquisition cases under different roads and developmental projects in the district. Besides, the ...

PWD to usher in greater transparency, accountability: Naeem Akhtar
Minister reviews status of ongoing developmental projects in Kashmir
Srinagar, February 19, (Scoop News)-Minister for Public Works, Mr Naeem Akhtar today called for employing latest project management techniques for timely completion of projects in key sectors. Speaking at a review meeting of the R&B Department Kashmir here this morning, the Minister set timeline for completion of all the ongoing projects while laying focus on quality execution of works and adopting proper design methodology. Chief Engineer R&B Department Kashmir, Chief Engineer, Mechanical Engineering Department, Chief Engineer PMGSY, Superintending Engineers and Executive Engineers of Kashmir division were present at the meeting. The Minister took a comprehensive review of the project...

02 Drug peddlers arrested in Kulgam
Srinagar ,February 19, (Scoop News)- Kulgam police arrested two drug peddlers and recovered 04 kilograms of poppy straw from their possession during a naka checking. Kulgam police laid a naka near Nandi Marg Crossing in the jurisdiction of Police Station D.H Pora. During the naka checking two person identified as Showkat Ahmad Bhat son of Nazir Ahmad and Sabzar Ahmad Malik son of Abdul Gani residents of Okay Kulgam were intercepted. On their checking 04 kilograms of poppy straw was recovered from their possession. Kulgam police has registered a case FIR numer 06/2017 under section 8/25 NDPS Act against them and investigatioin was taken up. ...

ADGP visits Armed Complex Zewan
Srinagar, February 19, (Scoop News)- Additional Director General of Police Armed J&K Shri L.T Mohanti visited Armed Complex Zewan where he inaugurated newly constructed building of Bore Well-2nd. This newly building of bore well was constructed through Estates APC Zewan. The ADGP was accompanied by Commandant JKAP 9th Battalion, Shri Shailender Singh-SSP / Estates Commandant APC Zewan and Commandant JKAP-12thBn Shri Bakar Samoon. Among others Dy. Commandant JKAP 9th Bn Shri Hamidullah Sheikh, Dy. Commandant JKAP-12th Bn Sh. Muneer Ahmad, DYSP, JKAP-9th Bn Sh. Devender Singh, DySP JKAP-9th Bn Sh. Sunil Singh, DYSP JKAP-9th Bn Sh. Faraz Hussain, DySP JKAP-12th Bn Sh. Rigzin Sundop and o...

Steering committee of CUCET-2017 holds meeting
Srinagar, February 19, (Scoop News)- A meeting of the Steering Committee of the CUCET-2017 consortium comprising 11 Central Universities from across the country was held at Gulmarg on Saturday. Seven Vice-Chancellors and representatives of these Central Universities discussed and approved the modalities in respect of the upcoming Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET-2017). The admission notice for the various programmes offered by these universities is expected to be put online by the middle of March, 2017 and entrance test is tentatively scheduled for the 3rd week of May. During the meeting, the decision of the Central University of Kashmir to conduct the admission t...

Superstructure of Over Ground Sympathizers and recruiters busted
Militants trying to recruit local boys influencing them with malicious propaganda
Srinagar, February 18, (Scoop News)- With the arrest of one murder accused militant Irshad Ahmad Shah resident of Seelu, Sopore in Baramulla, police has been able to bust a huge network who were spearheading militant activities and recruitment of local boys in Baramulla and Sopore. The militant Irshad Ahmad Shah @Irshad Khawja @Tanveer was active with Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant outfit for more than last 2 years. He along with two other absconders are involved in killing of one civilian namely EidulAmin Mir son of Late Abdul Ahad Mir resident of Maqbool Abad Bahrampora and conspiracy was hatched in the house of one HM OGW Azhar Imtiyaz of Behrampora who was arrested in case FIR number...

DIG South Kashmir interacts with IAS/KAS aspirants
Srinagar, February 18, (Scoop News)- On the invitation of district administration DIG South Kashmir Shri Swayam Prakash Pani interacted with young IAS/KAS aspirants at Government Degree College Boys Khanabal, Anantnag. While sharing experience with the students, the DIG advised them to follow the right strategy and gather relevant materials for facing the challenges of this examination. He also appraised them about the nuances of writing good answers to be successful in the examination. Shri Swayam Prakash assured the students that in future police will also organise such classes and provide relevant materials for the students to crack the examination. The interaction ended with a po...

Farooq Andrabi reviews development projects being executed in Dooru
Anantnag,February 18, (Scoop News)- Minister of State for Haj & Auqaf, PHE, I&FC and Power Development, Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi, today chaired a meeting to review ongoing development works in Dooru Constituency. ADDC Anantnag, SDM, SEs and Xens of R&B, PHE, PDD, CEO Verinag Development Authority, ACD, DYSSO, EOs, Tehsildars, BDOs and other district officers attended the meeting. The Minister was briefed about various works being executed in the constituency besides assessing other proposed works to be taken up in the next fiscal. Andrabi directed the concerned officers to ensure all works are completed in time so that their benefits reach to the grass root level. He also a...

 
 Other Stories
5-day workshop on ‘Preventive Conservation of Manuscripts’ to begin on Tuesday
Jammu, February 19, (Scoop News)- Department of Archives, Archaeology & Museums, Jammu and Kashmir in collaboration with Shasvat Art Gallery, Jammu and Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) is organizing five day workshop-cum-Exhibition regarding “Preservative Conservation of Manuscripts” on Tuesday (21-02-2017) at Kala Kendra, Jammu. The workshop has been sanctioned by National Mission for Manuscripts, Ministry of Culture, Government of India, for creating awareness among general public/Scholars regarding the importance and preservation methods/techniques of Manuscript Conservation Resource persons from apex conservation institutions of India are expecte...

Lal Singh pays surprise visit to Hiranagar plantation sites
Suspends officials over negligence of work
Hiranagar, February 19, (Scoop News)- Minister for Forest, Environment and Ecology, Choudhary Lal Singh on Sunday suspended three officials over negligence of work during his surprise visit to Kootah area of Hiranagar Social Forestry range alongside National Highway. The Minister, while inspecting the plantation sites across the areas, expressed displeasure over the work carried out by the social Forestry range of Hiranagar range. He, on the spot, suspended the Range Officer, Block Officer and Forest Guard over negligence of their professional work. “I won’t tolerate any negligence in my department,” Singh warned the officials saying that dereliction of official duties on part of som...

JKSRLM to raise over 1.24 lakh skilled manpower under Himayat: Haq Khan
Training programme to be rolled out next month
New Delhi, February 19, (Scoop News)- Two day workshop on “Appraisal Process Requisites for Project Implementing Agencies” was organized by Jammu and Kashmir State Rural Livelihood Mission (JKSRLM) in collaboration with National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) Hyderabad at India Habitat Centre New Delhi under Himayat programme. Himayat is a skill development cum Placement programme for unemployed youth in J&K under the umbrella of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gramin Koushalaya Yojna (DDU-GKY), Ministry of Rural Development, GOI, with focus on sustainable employment for rural poor youth and JKSRLM has been entrusted with the job of training and placing over 1.24 lakh can...

JK witnessing all-round development:Ajay Nanda
Reasi, February 19, (Scoop News)- Minister of State for Finance and Planning, Ajay Nanda, today conducted Sampark Yatra in several villages including Dhanowa, Kothiyan, Kherlair, Dab Khalsa and adjoining parts of Pouni block to take stock of public issues besides reviewing development works. The Minister, while interacting with the locals, assured them that the government is well abreast with their problems and demands and is working hard to ensure better amenities with enhanced basic services. He asked the people to actively participate in development works being executed in their respective areas for effective outcome. Elucidating on the initiatives taken by the present dispensation, th...

Power shutdown
Jammu, February 18, (Scoop News)-To carry out stringing works of 400 KV D/C Samba-Amargarh Transmission Line at location no 66/0 to 66 A/O where 33 KV Jourian feeder is passing, the power supply to Sohal, Rakh, Muthi, Palwan, Jourian and adjoining areas fed from 33 KV Jourian Line shall remain affected on February 19 from 9 am to 3 pm. Similarly, to carry out development works by M/s IRCON International Ltd under R-APDRP scheme, the power supply to Vikram Chowk, Police Line, University, Gandhi Nagar, PHE and its adjoining areas fed from 11 KV RC-1, RC-2, RC-3, RC-5 and RC-6 feeders shall remain affected on February 19 from 9 am to 3 pm. Likewise, to carry out d...

Billawar BJP rebuff Cong leader’s allegations against Dy CM
Jammu, February 18, (Scoop News)-The BJP advises the Congress leaders of high stature in their party hailing from Billawar to do a little homework before going in public to make such statements which are contradictory and aimed at misleading the people. If the people have rejected the Congress and brought in BJP, it might be due to the fact that the voters realized their mistake of repeating Congress on false promises. In a joint statement, BJP Ramkot Mandal President Kuldeep Abrol, Kandi Mandal President Sudesh Sethu and Billawar Mandal President Capt. Om Prakash, rebuffed the false allegations of one of the senior leader of Congress from Billawar Dr. Manohar Lal, saying that he has noth...

Road communication projects to get fresh impetus: Naeem Akhtar
Directs officials to follow deadline, show results
Jammu, February 18, (Scoop News)- Stressing upon officials to meet deadlines and show quick results on ground, Minister for Public Works (PWD) Naeem Akhtar today said road revamp projects would gain momentum across Jammu and Kashmir in coming days. The Minister while speaking during a maiden review meeting of the Department here this morning said the coalition Government is committed to the equitable development of all Jammu and Kashmir. He said providing connectivity, construction of quality and safe roads, bridges and tunnels for sustainable and inclusive socio-economic growth is the top priority for the Government and the works would be carried out strict deadlines and with proper fo...

CBMs key to peace in Kashmir:Vakil
‘Youth willing to get job in army,paramilitaries but get pellets’
Jammu, February 18, (Scoop News)- Former Minister Ab Ghani Vakil in his response to the warning of Army Chief to protestors has said that dubbing Kashmir youth anti nationals won’t take army, paramilitaries and police closer to youth angered over the denial of job opportunities both by the state and the central governments. Saying that increasing tendencies of protests show alienation of youth but neither the central nor the state government wakes up from deep slumber to address the increasing unemployment through fast track recruitment process, the former minister said “youth willing to accept jobs even in army and paramilitaries particularly CRPF and BSF are fired with pellets and cons...

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