Friday, March 5, 2021
 
 Top Stories of The Day
JK refreshes bond with Gujarat for tourism promotion Tourism deptt holds Road Show
Press Meet at Ahmedabad
Srinagar, March 04 (Scoop News)-To strengthen and refresh the age-old bond between J&K and Gujarat, the J&K Tourism Department held a road show at Ahmedabad as part of its promotional campaigns across the country to attract tourists. Director Tourism Kashmir Dr. GN Itoo led the delegation of the representatives of local travel and hospitality sector for the promotion of the J&K’s vast tourism potential and invited travellers to the union territory. Leading tourism operators, travel agents, destination management companies besides regional and national media were invited at the promotional evening on Thursday who networked with the J&K’s travel agents for business opportunities and promotion of the varied tourism products. While appreciating the travel fraternity from Western coast of India for their continued promotion of Kashmir in travel packages, Director Tourism Kashmir said G...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
Lt Governor chairs 3rd high level meeting of power sector experts to revamp power supply in J&K
Remove all bottlenecks that impede timely completion of augmentation and restoration works of various power projects: Lt Governor
Jammu, March 04 (Scoop News)-Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today chaired the third High Level meeting with the team of experts from Power sector, senior officials from Jammu and Kashmir Administration, and Power Development Corporation Limited to revamp the Power Supply System in J&K, here at Raj Bhavan. The Lt Governor directed the concerned officers to increase the pace of works undertaken to ensure mitigation of power-related issues to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. He passed strict instructions to remove all bottlenecks and hurdles that impede the timely completion of augmentatio...

Dulloo launches online ANM (ANMOL) portal
Distributes tablets among ANMs to collect and maintain records digitally
Jammu, March 04 (Scoop News)-In order to create and maintain digital repository of health records the Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education, Atal Dulloo today launched ANMOL (ANM OnLine) application along with distribution of tablets among the Auxiliary Nursing Midwives (ANMs) of the department. The program was organised by National Health Mission in collaboration with Government Medical College, Jammu. The ceremony was attended by Mission Director, NHM, Choudhary Yasin; Principal, GMC Jammu, Shashi Sudan Sharma; Director General, H&FW, Dr Saleem ur Rehman; Director Health Jammu, Dr Renu Sharma besides other health professionals and field staff. On the occasion FC, Health a...

JK reports79 new positive cases, 123930 recovered so far
Jammu, March 04 (Scoop News)-The Government on Thursday informed that 79 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 14from Jammu division and 65 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 126772.Also 01 COVID-19 death has been reported from Kashmir Division. Moreover, 70 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 09 from Jammu Division and 61 from Kashmir Division. According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 126772 positive cases, 883 are Active Positive, 123930 have recovered and 1959 have died; 725 in Jammu division and 12...

Advisor Farooq Khan releases devotional Kashmiri music album “Heemal Parbutch Rajukumari”
Stresses upon the need to preserve the rich cultural heritage
Jammu, March 04 (Scoop News)-Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan released a devotional Kashmiri music album ‘Heemal Parbutch Rajukumari’ dedicated to Shri Sarika Chakreshwar ji, on the auspicious occasion of Hora Ashtami here today. Speaking on the occasion, the Advisor said that the traditional aspect of the festival has been explained through the beautifully composed songs in yet another way. He said that Shri Sharika Chakreshwar Shrine situated on Hari Parbat hill in Srinagar is famous for celebration of this day throughout the Valley. ‘Thousands of devotees from far-flung areas assemble there and offer prayers, keeping awake in meditation throughout the night with composite ...

 
 Ladakh News
Work with “Sewa Dharma”: Ashok Kaul tells BJP Leh
addresses new team of BJP Leh
Leh, Ladakh,March 04 (Scoop News)-Work with “Sewa Dharma” while serving the society, Ashok Kaul tells BJP Leh in a meeting conducted in Leh, Ladakh. BJP Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul was addressing the first ever felicitation meeting with the newly appointed BJP District President Tashi Gualtsan Khachu along with the newly nominated district office bearers and district working committee for the Leh District. Senior partly leadership allocated different responsibilities to each and every elected new member from all over the Leh District in the meeting, afte...

Develop development perspective in Ladakh: Ashok Kaul
BJP holds party workers’ meet at Kargil
Kargil,March 03 (Scoop News)- ‘Develop and work with the renewed development perspective’, Ashok Kaul to BJP leaders of Kargil, while Bharatiya Janata Party, Ladakh led by Ashok Kaul, General Secretary (Org.) for the UTs of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, held meeting of senior party leaders at Kargil. BJP senior leader & former Member of Legislative Council Haji Inayat Ali, UT Vice-President Mohammad Ali Majaz, UT Media Secretary Mohammed Hassan Pasha, District President Kargil Haji Abdul Hussain, District General Secretary & Executive Councillor LAHDC Kargil Mohd. Ali Chandan also addressed the meeting in which the party leaders including Block Presidents, General Secretaries and Mahila & ...

Ladakh will be a model UT soon: Ashok Kaul
Ashok Kaul convenes organizational meetings at Nubra, Leh
Leh (Ladakh), March 02 (Scoop News)-With focused developmental approach by Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Union Government, Ladakh will be model Union territory soon, said Ashok Kaul General Secretary (Org.) of Union Territories of Jammu–Kashmir and Ladakh. Ashok Kaul was addressing a meeting of Office Bearers of Nubra District (Ladakh) at Khardung-La pass (18000 feet from sea level), Nubra. Ashok Kaul while addressing the meeting said that the Union Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is making dedicated efforts to transform the Union territory of Ladakh as a Model Union ter...

DC/CEO Leh conducts day-long tour to Rong Block
Leh (Ladakh), February 27 (Scoop News)-Deputy Commissioner (DC)/ Chief Executive Officer (CEO), LAHDC Leh, Shrikant Balasaheb Suse today conducted his maiden tour to Rong Block. DC Leh was welcomed by Councillor, Kungyam, Thinles Nurboo, along with Sarpanch, Mentok Lanzes; Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Nyoma, Dorje Gyaltson, Chairperson, Block Development Council (BDC), Jigmet Yountan, Block Development Officer, Naresh Kumar, Tehsildar, Vilayat Ali, nambardar and villagers of Hemya. DC Leh had public meetings at Hemya and Chumathang where he interacted with the public and listened to their grievances. He also visited the Primary Health Centre (PHC) at Hemya and also the Naibat and B...

Sports Development one of the top priority of Ladakh Police: Staish Khandare
Syed Mehraj Ud Din Shah Called Upon ADGP Satish Khandare
Kargil (Ladakh), February 27 (Scoop News)-Secretary District Kargil Olympic Association Syed Mehraj ud Shah called upon the Additional Director General of Police Ladakh, Statish Khandare and briefed him about the various sports activities going on in Kargil Ladakh. Syed Mehraj Ud Din Shah also raised some important demands before the ADGP and said that There was a Reservation policy for all the outstanding sports persons in J&K Police, and requested to continue the same in Ladakh Police also so that more and more youths seek employment opportunities in the field of Sports. Referring to the All-India Police Games to be conducted by the All-India Police Sports Control Board is soon, He ...

Com Secy convenes meeting to promote Astro Tourism in Ladakh
Leh (Ladakh), February 24 (Scoop News)- As per the instruction of Honourable Lt Governor, RK Mathur, a meeting was convened by Commissioner Secy, Rigzin Samphel regarding Astro Tourism in UT Ladakh at Secretariat today. Commissioner Secretary was informed that Astro Tourism has great potential for increasing the revenue of Ladakh. The issue was discussed with Engineer Incharge, Dorjey Angchuk, Indian Astronomical Observatory, Hanle and officials from Global Himalayan Expedition. It was informed in the meeting that from March onwards training would be provided to local guides in both Leh and Kargil district and they will be updated with a night sky chart to highlight the nightly eve...

Nine new case reported in UT Ladakh
01 patients cured and discharged,Active cases rise to 45
Leh (Ladakh), February 24 (Scoop News)- As per the media bulletin released by the Directorate of Health Services, UT Ladakh last night, UT Ladakh has received nine positive sample reports. Out of which 08 positive sample reports were received by CMO Leh and 01 positive sample report was received by CMO Kargil. The bulletin further details that UT Ladakh discharged 01 patient yesterday and was discharged by CMO Leh. With this, the total number of COVID-19 active cases in UT Ladakh increased to 45; 35 in Leh district and 10 in Kargil district. The bulletin also informed that 639 passengers were screened at KBR Airport Leh yesterday. While 123 passengers including the drivers and helpers ...

Oracles at Stok Guru Tsechu major attraction on Day 2 of Ladakh Winter Conclave
Leh (Ladakh), February 22 (Scoop News)-The second day of the second edition of the Ladakh Winter Conclave, organised by the Tourism Department, UT Ladakh, started with three parallel panel sessions after which the participants attended Stok Guru Tsechu and later had lunch at the Stok Palace with King Jigmed Wangchuk Namgyal. The major highlight of the day was the appearance of oracles at Stok on the occasion of Stok Guru Tsechu. Due to the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic, only a few guests were allowed for the event at Stok. Guests sought blessings from both the oracles who appear every year on Stok Guru Tsechu and make predictions for the future. The guests had lunch at the 14th-century...

 
 Debate
Target Net Zero by 2050
In his new book on Climate Change and its adverse impact in the future, Bill Gates urges everyone to remember two things: Net Zero and 2050
Asad Mirza It seems as if, after having grappled with malaria, HIV, Ebola and COVID-19 the billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder has a new passion now, to solve another intractable global problem: Climate Change. Since the start of 2021, Bill Gates had been trying to focus everyone’s attention on the greatest challenge to the humankind i.e. Climate Change in the backdrop of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Gates in his new book ‘How To Avoid A Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have And The Breakthroughs We Need’, released in February earlier, argues for establishing new laws and putting practices in place, to ensure that the globe will be Carbon free by 2...

Legal Status Of Our Public Service Commission – Reorganization Hiccups
B L Saraf The dilution of Art 370 of the Union Constitution and downgrading Jammu and Kashmir State to two Union Territories may have served agenda of some but the move has landed Union government in a tangle from which it is struggling to come out . With the passage of time , the complicacies and unnecessary inconveniences created are slowly but surely showing up .First, the residents were made to queue up in a hot , humid and COVID Infected atmosphere , in an unnecessary exercise , to claim Domicile Certificates , on the plea to defend them from “ outsiders “ invasion on their lands and jobs . Soon came the MHA fiat that anyone from “outside...

The mindset of an Indian-American
Asad Mirza The 2020 survey carried out by Carnegie Endowment, tries to find and analyse the reasons for Modi’s popularity in the United States. Indian-origin American citizens now comprise the second-largest immigrant group in the USA. Over the years with increasing political influence and playing an active role in the US internal politics, this group also tends to be actively involved in the politics of the country of their origin. Since the turn of the twenty-first century the burgeoning U.S.-India partnership, which has enjoyed steady progress and has touched on areas as diverse as climate change, defence, and space exploration. Thus, an analysis of their role and attitu...

The Russian Affair
The recent demonstrations in Russia might have raised the West’s hope to see an end to the Russian oligarchy, but it may turn out to be a wishful dream
Asad Mirza Over the last two weeks, many Russian cities including Moscow and St. Petersburg witnessed a second wave of public demonstrations in support of opposition figure Alexei Navalny. However, the demonstrations were mostly against Kremlin’s policies and less in Navalny’s support. In most cities demonstrators expressed frustration with Russia’s coronavirus-related lockdown measures, anti-Putin sentiments and government’s actions against other anti-establishment political activists. Putin-Navalny fight Russian opposition leader, politician, lawyer, and anti-corruption activist, Alexei Anatolievich Navalny came to international prominence by organising anti-government...

Momentous farewell to veteran parliamentarian
K N Pandita Rajya Sabha or the Upper House of the Parliament witnessed an unprecedented event of momentous farewell given to Ghulam Nabi Azad, the leader of the opposition (Cong), who along with his other three co-parliamentarians will be retiring after completing their tenure next week. Bidding farewell to a retiring MP is a routine business in a parliament, and speakers from the treasury as well as the opposition benches show normal civility and courtesy to the retiring members so that they go home with sweet and enviable memories after serving the nation. But the bidding of farewell to Azad, the leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha, especially by the Prime Minister was unpr...

Shame on R-Day, Bigger Plot & Farm Laws
Straight Talk
K B Jandial Scenes of mayhem the nation saw live on TV channels on 72nd Republic Day marred the sanctity of the solemn day. The shame at the iconic Red Fort, Indian version of the Capitol Hill incident, has been etched on the pages of history and sad & appalling memories of the day would continue to haunt Indians for decades. This R-Day would be remembered for two distinct ‘parades’: one of national pride & the other of disgrace. While the parade at Rajpath showcased India’s unity in diversity and growing military & economic power determined to overcome all challenges, the second parade, billed as Tractor parade of agitating kisan, mostly of Punjab, Haryana & western UP, was ...

D D Cs – Our version of “ Basic Democracies “
By B L Saraf Now that Chairpersons of the newly constituted District Development Councils ( DDCs ) are in the process of being elected/ selected , we believe ,these councils will soon get under way to discharge their prescribed duties. We hope , once that happens a democratic atmosphere of sorts will somehow set in J & K : though much remains to be desired in this regard . In absence of the Legislative Assembly and an elected state government these Councils will, unfortunately, meet the same fate which ‘ Basic Democracies ‘ of Pakistan had to encounter. The parallel may not fit in quite well .Nonetheless , there are certain significant trappin...

Indian Muslims: Dilemmas and Panacea – Part I
By Asad Mirza It seems as if the Indian Muslims are under a collective siege from the external as well as internal forces and pressures. External pressure is being applied from the outside to weaken it psychologically, lessen the morale of its followers and instead of allowing them to focus their energies on the community’s and country’s progress, they are thrown challenges continuously, to counter which a lot of energy and resources of the community are ill spent. However, it would be better if the Muslim community instead of turning the issues into an existential one, introspects and analyse the factors which are responsible for the community’s current fate and dilemmas faced ...

 Jammu News
Chairman LAHDC Leh, DDC member Suchetgarh, former legislators call on Lt Governor
Jammu, March 04 (Scoop News)- Chairman Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh (LAHDC), former legislators from Jammu, and member District Development Council Suchetgarh today called on Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha here at Raj Bhavan. Chairman LAHDC Leh, Tashi Gyalson met the Lieutenant Governor and discussed several issues pertaining to shortfall in the number of sanctioned posts allocated to Ladakh after bifurcation, and accord of due promotion to employees presently serving in the Union Territory of Ladakh as per lien and seniority in various J&K Departments. He also raised the issues of release of Scholarships in favour of Ladakh students studying in outside universities...

Samagra Shiksha, NCPCR organize workshop on Out of School Education
Arun Manhas stresses on mainstreaming ‘Out of School Children’ in J&K
Jammu, March 04 (Scoop News)-A one day workshop on ‘Out of School Children’ was conducted today here at Teachers’ Bhawan by Samagra Shiksha J&K in association with National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), New Delhi. Chief Education Officers, Zonal Education Officers and representatives from Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS), Juvenile Justice Board, Child Protection Committees and Labour Commission participated in the workshop. The core objective of the workshop was to sensitize the Educational Administrators, Planners and Teacher Educators on mainstreaming of out of school children into education system. At the outset, Project Director, Samagra Shiksha, Dr. A...

DC Jammu launches service for online issuance of Marriage Certificate
Jammu, March 04 (Scoop News)-Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Sushma Chauhan, today launched and dedicated Online Service for Issuance of Marriage Certificates in all 21 Tehsils of District Jammu. With the launch of this service, the Citizens, without any geographical restrictions, can apply Online for Marriage Registrations and digitally sign Marriage Certificates issued online to them. The service has been designed and developed using a very generic service plus framework of NIC. The Deputy Commissioner Jammu informed that this service can be availed by Individuals by registering on portal https://serviceonline.gov.in/jammuand then filling up an online application form along with all requ...

Finance, I&C Departments host workshop on GeM registration
Jammu, March 03 (Scoop News)-A special two day workshop about the benefits of registration of Medium Small and Micro Enterprises (MSME)s on Government e Marketplace(GeM) was today organised by Finance Department in collaboration with Industries & Commerce Department . The workshop is being conducted through Experts from GeM and was inaugurated by Director Industries and Commerce, Jammu, Anoo Malhotra,. While welcoming the participants representing various industries, the Director I&C advised the entrepreneurs to avail the benefits of open market by registering themselves on the GeM portal. She emphasized that GeM will open new market for the entrepreneurs pan India, which will lead to ...

Registration Deptt increases working days, slots to shorten waiting period for public
Jammu, March 03 (Scoop News)-Considering the inconvenience caused to the citizens who had to wait for long periods for scheduling an appointment slot for Registration of their documents in their jurisdictional Sub Registrar Offices (SROs), the Revenue Department and IGR, in consultation with NGDRS, Government of India took on board the Software Development Unit (SDU) Pune and initiated & got completed shifting of appointments from Old SROs to the newly formed SROs, added additional 05 more slots per day in each of the heavy load SROs and also notified Saturdays as working days vide Circular No. 01-(Rev) of 2021 dated 22.02.2021 for the purpose of Registration. Directions were issued to th...

Advisor Farooq Khan expresses gratitude for making 2nd National Khelo India Winter Games a grand success
Appreciates the efforts put by concerned agencies/ departments especially people of Kashmir
Jammu, March 03 (Scoop News)-Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Farooq Khan expressed his gratitude for making the second National Khelo India Winter Games a grand success, which was organised by Union Ministry for Youth Affairs and Sports in collaboration with J&K Sports Council and J&K Winter Games Association, held between 26th of February to 2nd of March 2021 at Gulmarg. The Advisor also thanked the participants and sports organisations/associations who participated in the games and made it a mega sports event. More than 1200 players from 27 states and UTs participated in the second National Khelo India Winter Games, he added. The Advisor said that it is a step towards making India's ...

J&K Apni Party Women Wing President, Political Activist call on Lt Governor
Jammu, March 03 (Scoop News)-Provincial President, Women wing of J&K Apni Party, Ms. Namrta Sharma today called on Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha here at Raj Bhavan. Ms. Namrta Sharma apprised the Lt Governor about various issues pertaining to women empowerment, including political reservation and other issues of socio-economic development of women. She further demanded strengthening of Women cells, establishment of counseling and Legal assistance centres for women, committees constituted for welfare of women to be headed by women officers, free education for girls up to Higher Secondary and encouragement of women in the industrial sector of J&K. Meanwhile, Political activist, Sh. Is...

ICDS Project organises BBBP awareness program at Sundrani
Udhampur March 03 (Scoop News)-To sensitize the common people about ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ scheme, Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) project Udhampur, in convergence with other allied departments organized a day long awareness programme at Panchayat Sundrani Block Tikri. District Development Council Chairperson, Udhampur, Lal Chand was the chief guest, while DDC member Tikri, Ashu Sharma, DDC member, Majalta, Amit Sharma, DDC member Latti-Marothi, Pinky Devi also participated in the programme. Programme Officer, ICDS, Attar Chand, who is also the Nodal Officer of BBBP, briefed about the annual action plan under the scheme and the interventions like mass awareness campaign, c...

 
 Kashmir News
B.K.Singh visits many schools of Srinagar, interacts with students, teachers
Srinagar, March 04 (Scoop News)-Administrative Secretary, School Education Department, Biswajit Kumar Singh today visited some schools of Srinagar district and took stock of arrangements made by schools in order to prevent the spread of Covid 19. Director School Education Kashmir, Mohammad Younis Malik accompanied the Secretary during the tour. During his visit, B.K.Singh interacted with students and teachers inside the class rooms. BK Singh was satisfied to see that all necessary arrangements have been put in place by school administrations for prevention of the spread of corona virus like provision of hand sanitizers, hand wash facility, social distancing and use of face masks. B.K.S...

DIG South Kashmir visits Awantipora
Held interaction meetings with Probationary IPS
Srinagar, March 04 (Scoop News)-Deputy Inspector General of Police South Kashmir Range Shri Atul Goel-IPS visited Police District Awantipora and held a detailed interaction with 08 probationary IPS officers who are presently undergoing training in different CRPF Units of Awantipora. During the interaction, DIG SKR and SSP Awantipora shared some of the work experience of J&K Police and CAPF Units and briefed them how coordination is being maintained among the different forces. DIG SKR also highlighted the role of Police and CAPF in maintaining peace and security in the UT. After interaction with probationary IPS officers, DIG SKR visited the DPL ground where "South Kashmir U-19 cricket ...

Chairman JK-WRRA stresses for coordinated approach to conserve water resources of Kashmir
Srinagar, March 04 (Scoop News)-The Chairman JK Water Resources Regulator Authority, Ghanshyam Jha today stressed for an integrated and coordinated approach by the different departments, complimenting and supplementing each other, avoiding overlapping of actions to conserve the water resources of Kashmir. He said this during an interactive meeting convened at I&FC guest house, Ram Munshi Bagh, here. The meeting was attended by Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation, VC LAWDA, Chief Engineers of I&FC, PHE and Coordinator WUCMA. During the meeting, the Chairman emphasized the need to restore the lost natural drainage links to avoid urban flooding. He laid stress on demarcation of al...

Fisheries Dept to make fishes available on Maha-Shivratri eve across Kmr
Srinagar, March 04 (Scoop News)-The Department of Fisheries today informed that elaborate arrangements have been made to ensure availability of fishes across Kashmir on the occasion of Maha-Shivratri, to be celebrated on 11th of March 2021. It was given out that the Fishes shall be made available at all existing sale outlets/ Rearing Units of the department in Kashmir division. Besides, the departmental mobile Refrigerated vans shall also be deployed at various Pandit dominated areas in Srinagar city on 9th and 10th of March 2021. ...

Smart Vending Zones to decongest roads, provide dignified livelihood
DC Srinagar inspects new site at Batmaloo
Srinagar, March 04 (Scoop News)-District Administration in collaboration with Srinagar Smart City Ltd is working to establish Smart Vending Zones to cater more than 1000 vendors in next few months. Vendors from various prominent roads will be shifted to vending zones and such roads will be declared as No Vendor Areas. The assets created under the project will be handed over to Srinagar Municipal Corporation for operation and management. Meanwhile beneficiaries of PM SVANidhi Scheme will also be accommodated in designated vending zones to avoid congestion on roads and provide a dignified livelihood to the vendors. It is pertinent to mention that Lt Governor Sh Manoj Sinha laid foundati...

PPP in infrastructure opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors: CEO SSCL
Seeks greater participation in stakeholder consultations; bidding process
Srinagar, March 04 (Scoop News)-The Srinagar Smart City Ltd is finalising policy for public private partnership in infrastructure and holding stakeholder consultations for initiating key infrastructure projects aimed at completion in few months to one year to being with. Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar and Chief Executive Officer of Srinagar Smart City Ltd, informed that Public Private Partnership in infrastructure projects and civic services will now provide a rare opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors to associate with vital projects having assured returns. This will give a major boost to local economy and also facility creation of infrastructure. Srinagar Smart City Ltd has emp...

National Foundation for Communal Harmony provides financial assistance to 6650 violence affected students in JK
Secretary NFCH stresses on prompt renewal, identification of new cases
Srinagar, March 04 (Scoop News)-Secretary National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH), Manoj Pant, along with Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole today reviewed the status of implementation of Project Assist financial assistance scheme for care and education of students affected in militancy related incidents in Kashmir. In this regard, the Secretary NFCH chaired a meeting with all Deputy Commissioners through videoconferencing. Director Social Welfare and District Social Welfare Officers also attended the meeting. The secretary said that NFCH has extended benefits to as many as 6650 students from Jammu and Kashmir so far. Instructing Deputy Commissioners to ensure co...

SCERT-JK, Kashmir chapter participates in maiden VITF -2021
Srinagar, March 03 (Scoop News)-The State Council Of Educational Research and Training (SCERT- J&K) Division Office, Srinagar participated in the 4 Days Virtual India Toy Fair (VITF) - 2021. During the fair, the toy making talent of students and teachers under the directions of Administrative Secretary, School Education Department, B. K. Singh and guidance and motivation of Director SCERT-JK Prof. Veena Pandita, Director School Education Kashmir, Mohammad Younis Malik and supervision of Joint Director SCERT-JK, Srinagar Mr. Abid Hussain was presented. The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi had virtually inaugurated India's maiden Toy Fair on 27th February, 2021. Nodal officer ITF-2021 SCERT...

 
 Other Stories
Joint Teams inspect waterlogged areas near Wullar, B'pora
Bandipora, March 04 (Scoop News)- On the directions of Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Sub Divisional Magistrate Sumbal Dr. Bashir Lone along with a team of officers today visited Banyari village to inspect situation arising out of water logging in low lying areas near Wullar lake. During joint inspection, teams conducted verification of the affected areas due to recent water logging, assessed damages and ongoing de-watering work. The joint team lead by Dr. Lone directed to ensure that the water channels are clear and implementation of plan approved by Deputy Commissioner Bandipora who is also the Chairman DDMA Bandipora to avoid water logging in such areas. The teams interacted with the...

J&K moving towards new heights of development: Yudhvir
Kathua,March 04 (Scoop News)-With an objective to prepare a comprehensive roadmap for strengthen party at grass root level and to review the functioning, the senior leader of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), Yudhvir Sethi on Friday chaired a meeting of party workers and supporters. The meeting was held in district Kathua, under the leadership of District President Raghunadan Singh, Seh Prabhari Kishmira Singh, Ex-MLA Kuldeep, Ex-OBC member Rashpal Verma, Organization Secretary Vishal, Chairman of Kathua and Lakhanpur units. In the meeting, Sethi discussed various measures for the strengthening party at ground level. He asked party workers to gear up upcoming Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashm...

228th meeting of CBT, EPF held at Srinagar, J&K
New Delhi, March 04 (Scoop News)-The 228th meeting of Central Board of Trustees, EPF was held today in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir under the chairmanship of Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Union Minister of State for Labour & Employment(Independent Charge),Vice-Chairmanship of Shri Apurva Chandra, Secretary(L&E) and the Member Secretary Shri Sunil Barthwal, Central P F Commissioner. During the meeting, Chairman, CBT launched e-facility for the Principal Employers (PE), which would allow them to view PF compliance and remittance made by their contractors in monthly ECR. Using this facility, the up-front credit of PMRPY and ABRY scheme benefits, made into the PF accounts of contract employees cl...

Principal Secretary to LG reviews preparation for Tulip Festival
Jammu, March 04 (Scoop News)- Principal Secretary to Lieutenant Governor, Nitishwar Kumar today held a meeting to review preparations for the upcoming Tulip Festival to be held at Srinagar’s Tulip Garden. The Principal Secretary said that the festival would mark as formal opening of Tulip Garden for tourists from all over the world, and called for its large scale promotion using various online and offline means of publicity. He said that the festival would present a unique opportunity to display the diverse culture of Jammu & Kashmir. He directed Director Information, Rahul Pandey to promote the festival on day-to-day basis and stream all the proceedings of the mega festival on the depa...

ADC Jammu finalises Maha Shivratri arrangements
Jammu, March 04 (Scoop News)-Additional Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Ghansham Singh today finalised arrangements for Maha Shivratri festival here at an officers meeting. The meeting was attended by ACR Jammu, SDM, Deputy Director Tourism, Deputy Director FCS&CA, besides other concerned. During the meeting, detailed discussion was held on arrangements including power and water supply, sanitation, security, availability of essentials particularly sugar, flour, rice and LPG etc. The ADC directed the Police Department to make elaborate security arrangements, including deployment of police personnel at temples witnessing rush of devotees. He asked the Traffic department to ensure smooth ply...

Lt Governor takes first dose of COVID-19 vaccine
Appeals all eligible citizens of J&K, to come forward and get vaccinated
Jammu, March 04 (Scoop News)-Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha took his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine today, at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Jammu. “I have taken the vaccine today. It was a smooth process. I urge all the eligible people to come forward and get the vaccine dose. The vaccines are safe and I congratulate all the scientists for producing the vaccine,” the Lt Governor said after taking his first dose of the vaccine. He also appealed to people not to lower their guard and follow all COVID related SOPs even after getting vaccinated. The Lt Governor remarked that the world has acknowledged the ingenuity of the Indian scientists. He also expressed his gra...

CUK’s Zoology deptt observes Wildlife day
Ganderbal, March 04 (Scoop News)-The department of Animal Sciences (Zoology), Central University of Kashmir (CUK) observed the World Wildlife Day here on Wednesday. Holding placards and banners, the students raised awareness among the masses by spreading the messages about wildlife protection, especially the endangered species in Kashmir. The students also climbed the mountain peak of Sindh forest division Ganderbal and witnessed diverse flora and fauna. The group also interacted with the local community and talked about the presence of the wildlife species. The students also visited a plant nursery where saplings were distributed among them. Earlier, the Dean School of life Sciences, ...

CUK’s Deptt of Politics holds workshop on mental health
Ganderbal, March 04 (Scoop News)-Department of Politics and Governance, Central University of Kashmir (CUK) started a two-day workshop on “Mental Health and Well-being" for the students and research scholars of the varsity here on Thursday. Ms. Laila Qureshi, Psychologist and Counsellor, from “Exceptional Minds,” was the resource person for the event. Speaking on the occasion, Dean School of Social Sciences, Prof. G M Bhat said that such workshops were need of the hour to de-stress the students, scholars and the faculty members. He said the lockdown due to Covid-19 pandemic had further stressed the students of the Valley. Prof. Bhat underscored the need of doing physical exercises and w...

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228th meeting of CBT, EPF held at Srinagar, J&K
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