Saturday, May 27, 2017
 
 Top Stories of The Day
Mehbooba directs early completion of protection works on Jhelum, revival of water transport
Rs 400 cr Phase-I under execution, DPRs for Rs 1684 cr Phase-II being readied
Srinagar, May 26, (Scoop News)- The Cabinet subcommittee to monitor the dredging and completion of Comprehensive Flood Management works on the river Jhelum held its first meeting here today. Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who also heads the subcommittee, chaired the meeting. The subcommittee reviewed the status of works of Phase-I of the Comprehensive Flood Management Plan costing around Rs. 400 crore. It also reviewed the status of preparation of DPRs for the Rs. 1684 crore Phase-II. Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh; Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, Shyam Choudhary; Minister for Education, Syed Altaf Bukhari, who are the members of the committee, attended the meeting. Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister underscored the need for urgent and early completion of the flood protection works on the river in view of the coming rainy season. The Chief Minister ...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
Northern Army Commander reviews security situation in Kashmir
Srinagar, May 25, (Scoop News)-The Northern Army Commander Lt Gen D Anbu today visited the Formations and Units in North and South Kashmir for a review of the prevailing security situation. The Army Commander interacted with the troops on ground and emphasised on the need for undertaking relentless intelligence based operations to sustain pressure on the terrorist organisations. Commending the troops for their dedication to duty and high standards of professionalism, the General officer asked them to continue strict vigil to thwart any nefarious designs of inimical elements. ...

Mehbooba conducts whirlwind tour of Kulgam district
Visits Kellam, Waltengoo, Qazigund, Devsar; listens to people’s problems, gives on spot directions
Srinagar, May 25, (Scoop News)- Continuing with her public outreach, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today visited various parts of Kulgam district. She listened to the problems of the people and issued on the spot directions for the redressal of the same. The Chief Minister visited Kellam, Qazigund, Devsar, Mir Bazaar, Your Khushipora and conducted an extensive tour of Kund area. At Qazigund, the Chief Minister interacted with a large number of people who projected many of their demands. Mehbooba Mufti told them that Government intends to develop Qazigund in a befitting manner to make it...

Mani Shankar Aiyer led delegation meets Mehbooba
Srinagar, May 25, (Scoop News)- A delegation of Centre for Peace and Progress led by former union Minister, Mani Shankar Aiyar met the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here this evening. The other members of the delegation comprised O.P. Shah, Kapil Kak, Vinod Sharma and Khalid Tufail. The delegation had an extensive discussion on wide ranging issues pertaining to Jammu & Kashmir with the Chief Minister. Members of the delegation informed the Chief Minister about the impressions of their visit to the Valley. Mehbooba Mufti appreciated the initiative taken by them and informed them that sh...

Dy CM for promoting distinct, treasured Kashmiri ethos
‘Kashmir known as land of spirituality, peace, knowledge’
Srinagar, May 25, (Scoop News)- The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today said that promoting and sustaining traditional and valued Kashmiri ethos is the need of the hour to sustain peace and accelerate the developmental initiatives being undertaken in the state. The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at a function ‘Milchaar’ organized by a private production house at SKICC here today. The Minister of State for Tourism and Education Ms Priya Sethi was also present on the occasion. The Deputy Chief Minister said Kashmir has since times immemorial been known as the land of spirituality, peace and knowledge and the onus lies on the present generation to ensure its propag...

 
 Ladakh News
Army organises late Capt Saurabh Kalia LoC Cricket Tournament- 2017
30 teams participate, Sheena Kings trounces Galaxy Kaksar by four wickets in finals
Kaksar (Ladakh), May 26, (Scoop News)-Late Capt Saurabh Kalia LoC Cricket tournament 2017 orgainsed by the Army under Op Sadbhavana in conjunction with locals of Kaksar and NGO SEWAK, which commenced on May 5 and culminated in a final match on May 26. Sheena Kings XI team defeating Galaxy Kaksar by four wickets in the finals on Friday. The tournament is played every year in fond memory of Late Capt Saurabh Kalia in the Cricket Stadium at Kaksar and is extremely popular among the youth. This year it saw the participation of 30 teams of local youth of the region. The final match was graced by the presence of Mr Haji Anayat Ali, Hon’ble Chairman of Legislative Council of Jammu a...

Girl students hold massive protest in Kargil, demand basic facilities in their school
Kargil (Ladakh), May 26, (Scoop News)-Hundreds of girl students of Government Girls Higher Secondary School (GGHHS) protested on Thursday demanding basic facilities such as library, laboratory, first aid centre, drinking water and replacement of their principal. They took out a protest march from their school which culminated at Lal Chowk where the students held a massive protest and raised slogans against the local administration for their failure in delivering the basic facilities to them in the school. The protest caused huge traffic snarl in the Himalayan town. Students warned the concerned authorities if their demands were not met in a week’s time then they will ...

Religious leaders strongly condemn Nyoma molestation incident
demand suitable punishment and termination of accused doctor
Leh (Ladakh), May 26, (Scoop News)-All Religious Joint Action Committee has condemned alleged Nyoma molestation incident and cautioned the local administration against hushing up the case by some vested elements. Speaking to media persons, Ladakh Buddhist Association (LBA), PT Kunzang along with Anjuman Imamia president, Ashraf Ali Barcha, vice president Anjuman Moin Ul Islam, Dr Noor Din and Dechan Chamga, president, Christian Community demand a stern action against the doctor. The accused has been booked vide First Information Report (FIR) number 5/17 dated May 16 under Section 354-A and 354-B Ranbir Panel Code by Nyoma police. They demanded an immediate action against accu...

Industrial Estates to come up in Ladakh region soon: Dorjay
Srinagar, May 26, (Scoop News)-Minister for Cooperatives and Ladakh Affairs, Chering Dorjay, today said the Government will establish industrial estates in Ladakh region by roping in Small Scale Industries Development Corporation (SICOP). The Minister said this while chairing a meeting with Chief Executive Councilor (CEC) of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Leh Dr Sonam Dawa and CEC Kargil Kachoo Ahmed Ali Khan here today. The meeting discussed a wide range of issues and measures initiated by the Government for overall development of the desert district. The CEC Kargil and CEC Leh said with the setting up of industrial units, the region will not onl...

Haji Anayat for use of modern technology for information dissemination
AIR Kargil organizes plantation drive
Kargil, May 26, (Scoop News)-Chairman J&K Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali lauded the All India Radio Kargil for their uninterrupted services in remote areas in keeping masses updated and connected with outer world. The Chairman was addressing during a Plantation Drive organized by India Radio Kargil at Khurbathang campus. Mr. Anayat Ali said that AIR Kargil should switch over to other modern modes like Live Streaming, developing and Android Radio to cater to the people from all walks of like. He said the matter for constructing Programme Generating Facility to start DD Kargil has been taken up with the Union Ministry of Information Broadcasting Speaking on the occasion, DDG AIR Ka...

Kargil celebrates its 68th 'Liberation Day' with grandeur and patriotic fervour
Kargil, May 24, (Scoop News)-68th “Kargil Yom-e-Fateh” was celebrated Wednesday with grandeur and patriotic fervor at Biamathang ground Kargil to mark the liberation of Kargil from the Pakistani tribal raiders in 1947. The event organised by the Army was graced by the presence of Mr Kacho Ahmed Ali Khan, CEC, Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Kargil, Mr Haji Aniyat Ali, Chairman Legislative Council Jammu and Kashmir, Major General CP Cariappa, senior officers of the Army, various civil dignitaries and large number of locals of the Kargil region. There were s...

Sports is the best form of physical activity: ADC
Leh, May 22, (Scoop News)-The ongoing Inter School Tournament for Middle Schools Leh came to an end today with closing function held at open stadium, opposite council secretariat, Leh. ADC, Leh Moses Kunzang was the chief guest on the occasion and AO, DC Office Leh Jigmet Namgial was the guest of honour. This event was organised to commemorate the centenary of 19th Kushok Bakula Rinpoche by District Youth Sports and Services Department, Leh. Others present on the occasion were Secretary, J&K Board of School Education Tashi Tundup, District YS&S Officer Tsering Tashi, Zonal Physical Ed...

CEC LAHDC visits Gonpa village, inspects site for construction of cultural complex
Leh, May 22, (Scoop News)-The CEC LAHDC, Leh Dr. Sonam Dawa Lonpo today visited Gonpa village and inspected the site for construction of Dung-rten cultural complex at village gonpa along with EC Agriculture Tsering Wangdus. On behalf of the welfare society and inhabitants of Gonpa village the Gonpa Thundel Tsogspa submitted a proposal to CEC requesting for fund arrangements to execute the construction of a cultural complex consisted of a 83 feet high statue of Sakya Muni Buddha, Sangsol desk, meditation centre, guest house, library, park, cafeteria etc. with an estimated cost of Rs. 7...

 
 Debate
Jadhav albatross in Pak army’s neck
By K.N. Pandita Pakistan was over confident of its safe passage at The Hague. Therefore the unanimous ruling that laid bare its Jadhav perfidy came to her as a rude shock. What had made Pakistan over-confident? Usually in a conflict between India and Pakistan, western community follows the roadmap chartered by the US. Therefore anti-India stance comes handy. Besides that Islamic Pakistan’s fondness for her atheist friend sharpens her anti-India edge. Pakistan’s surprise is not only that ICJ ruling went against her; it is more that her old friends let her down. In the aftermath of ICJ verdict, Pakistani ruling circles are trying to pass the buck. The crisis is that Islamabad...

Speaking selectively:Concerned Eminences of Kashmir
By B L Saraf A ‘shocked’ group of prominent residents of Kashmir and a few from the Jammu region have, as per the media reports, submitted one more memorandum to the President of India seeking ” initiation of dialogue for lasting solution to the Kashmir dispute”. Their first memorandum was submitted in September 2016. Describing themselves a “group of concerned citizens “, they have prefaced the second representation with a ‘sense of dismay’ for having ‘no response ‘ to their earlier memorandum. They say ” a reign of terror has been let loose by the Security Forces and JK Police across the breadth of State to quell the mass uprising in 2016 …….. Not only there has been no letu...

Hurriyat (G) under NIA scanner
By K.N. Pandita That the separatists have been regularly receiving huge monies illegally from undisclosed sources outside the country is no news. To think that insurgency and secessionist movement can survive for more than a quarter of a century without perennial funding is inconceivable. The clandestine transfer of money through hawala is nothing new for many Asian and African countries. It is not surprising, if some Governments in these continents reconciled to this illegal transaction. Our country is not an exception. The main reason for the compromise is that the transactions leave space for segments in the Government to become its beneficiaries. Modi Government i...

Shameful killing of a soldier
By Amit Kushari IAS (Retd) Militancy in Kashmir valley is taking a very dangerous turn now. The situation in Kashmir was always bad since 1990. However, the Government of India somehow managed to retain Kashmir valley in the political map of India with a lot of struggle and difficulty. In the last two years the situation seems to be going out of control. When the state elections were held in February 2015, the situation was somehow under control and we witnessed a 50% polling in J&K, which was quite a good achievement, considering its dismal historical record. With the formation of PDP, BJP Government, the downhill journey started and today we are on the brink of a disaster. The...

Darbar move
By B L Saraf This is the ‘Darbar move time, friends So, while making full and enthusiastic preparation to shift to the cooler climes in summers – with a provision to return to the cozy warmth in the winters – our rulers have a ritualistic denunciation of this 145 year old practice. The political ritual developed in 1987 when Farooq Abdullah, after staging a comeback to the Chief Minister’s chair to head NC -INC coalition Government – pursuant to his accord with the then PM Rajiv Gandhi – made a declaration that he would dispense with the tradition of bi-annual Darbar move Rajiv Gandhi lent him full support Both went on to describe the practice a ” retrograde move ” which cau...

Who holds key to Kashmir issue?
By K.N. Pandita Inaugurating a newly built flyover in Jammu the other day, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that the key of solution to Kashmir issue rests in the hands of Prime Minister Modi. She argued that having a massive mandate of the people of the country, Modi had the strength to solve the Kashmir issue. Two things are noticeable. One is that Mehbooba recognizes that Modi is the most popular Prime Minister of India and hence is bestowed with the courage of solving Kashmir issue. Prime Ministers preceding him did not have the courage. The second noticeable point in her speech is that she did not make her oft-repeated assertion that PM Modi initiate talks with Pakista...

Talk To Stakeholders -where are they ?
By B L Saraf Yashwant Sinha led group of ‘ concerned citizens ‘ and former NSA , in Delhi ; Mirwaiz Ummer Farooq , Farooq Abdullah and Ghulam Nabi Azad , here , all , are exhorting Modi led Central government to initiate talks with the “ Stake holders “ in Kashmir , to arrest the deteriorating situation which has consumed lives of so many young and old . Reference to the Agenda of Alliance which forms a basis for the present PDP-BJP state government is , additionally , made to buttress the point . Rightly they say , let the tongue do the talking rather than delegate it to the gun . There is no su...

Wake-up, Kashmir is slipping into 90s!
Straight Talk
By K B Jandial All is not well in Kashmir. Everything is going wrong way for quite some time and the Governments, both at the State and the Centre are losing the plot. The situation is deteriorating on daily basis and the political and security brains of the country are unable to come up with a clear cut strategy to check the growing violence, including militancy in Kashmir and causalities on LoC. The Central Govt has gone into huddle with top serving and retired security officers and experts including Governor N N Vohra, camping at Delhi for a week giving rise to all sorts of speculations. For the first time, a strategy on Kashmir is being formulated, even though a much delayed exe...

 Jammu News
Dy CM for collective efforts to make Jammu towns ODF by Dec 2017
Jammu, May 26, (Scoop News)- Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh, today directed the officers to chalk out effective strategies and adopt innovative measures to fulfill the vision and mission of ‘Clean India’. The Deputy Chief Minster was speaking during a valedictory function of workshop on Swachh Bharat Mission organized by Directorate of Urban Local Bodies and Jammu Municipal Corporation. It was apprised that under SBM involves work on various components like Individual Household Toilets, Community Toilets, Public Seats,(Toilets), Solid Waste Management, IEC & Public Awareness and Ca...

Corruption-free governance hallmark of present dispensation: Zulfkar Ali
Kohli for expediting development works in Rajouri
Rajouri, May 26, (Scoop News)- Minister for Food Civil Services & Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and Information, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali, and Minister of Sheep, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Ghani Kohli, today held a meeting to review the progress of core sectors under District Plan 2017-18 in Rajouri. Vice-Chairperson State Advisory Board for Development of Pahari Speaking People Kuldeep Raj Gupta, Legislators Choudhary Qamer Hussain and Ravinder Raina besides District Development Commissioner Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, ADDC A. S. Chib, SSP Atul Sharma, Director FCS &CA, R A Inqlabi and other district and sectoral officers were present in the meeting. On the oc...

SMVDCoN finalises arrangements for admission of Nursing Course
Jammu, May 26, (Scoop News)-The 14th meeting of the Governing Body of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi College of Nursing ((SMVDCoN), Kakryal, was held here and finalised the arrangements for entrance test and admission for the Second Batch of the 4 year B. Sc. Nursing Course at the College. The meeting chaired by Maj. Gen. S. K. Sharma (Retd), Member Shrine Board and Chairman of the Governing Body, was attended by Governing Body members: Mr. Ajeet Kumar Sahu, Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board; Dr. V. Verma, Dean, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University; Dr. (Brig) M. M. Harjai, Administrator; and Dr. (Mrs.) Shailla Cannie, Principal of the College. The meeting wa...

Ajaz Jan seeks 100 p c ration coverage of LoC population
Poonch, May 26, (Scoop News)- Expressing acute shortage of food grains at the CAPD outlets in entire Poonch Constituency, Youth National Conference Provincial President and former MLA Mr Ajaz Jan today said that the situation is quite precarious in the areas along Line of Control. “The rationees have to traverse five kilometers for getting their rations, which remains seldom available at the sale-outlets”, Mr Jan said in a statement, regretting that the government ought to have been rather more focused about the people along LoC in view of the prevailing scenario due to shelling. He said that mostly people return empty hands, due to non-availability of rations that ha...

Youth Congress Protest over failures of Modi Govt.
“HISAB DO, JAWAB DO” –for three year’s rule- Youth Congress
Jammu, May 26, (Scoop News)-To lodge protest against complete failure of the BJP led NDA government at the Centre to fulfill promises made with the people during 2014 Lok Sabha elections, hundreds of Youth Congress activist today held massive demonstration under the nationwide programme “Hissab Do Jawab Do” to mark three years of Narendra Modi Government. Police had tough time as Youth Congress activists’ held strong protest near BJP office at Kachi Chowni while passing through various parts of city. The protest was held under the leadership of Dr.Uma Shanker Pandey IYC Secy and Pradesh Youth Congress (PYC) president Pranav Shagotra. The protest march was organized b...

Congress demands identification of culprits responsible for murder of vice principal of AMT
Jammu, May 26, (Scoop News)-Former MLC and chief spokesperson-JKPCC, Ravinder Sharma, has demanded immediate identification of the culprits behind the shocking murder of Anita Suri, vice-principal of AMT School Jammu. Sharma said that this incident has shaken the sense of security among the common citizens and the investigation agency should not leave any scope to unravel the mystery and motive behind the heinous crime. The higher ups should take it a challenge to solve the murder to bring the culprits to book. The people are keeping a close watch on the moves of the police higher ups in these heinous incidents, especially crime against women in the society including...

DC Rajouri orders magisterial probe into bus accident rumour case
”PSA against rumour mongers disturbing law & order, security of State”
Rajouri, May 26, (Scoop News)- Deputy Commissioner, Rajouri, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary has ordered magisterial probe into incident of rumour spread on social media about bus accident causing death of more than 40 students near Chhatapani on Mughal road in Poonch. The rumour spread by credible persons on WhatsApp groups lead the administration in twin border districts of Poonch and Rajouri on high alert. The information was also sent to control rooms regarding incident by some people which lead to massive evacuation and rescue efforts. More than a dozen vehicles including ambulances were rushed from Rajouri to reported spot of accident while a similar effort was made by Poonch d...

Sunil Sharma holds grievance redressal meeting for Paddar
Kishtwar,May 25, (Scoop News)-The Minister of State for Transport, Revenue, PWD (R&B), Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Agriculture Production, Youth Services and Sports, Sunil Sharma today convened a grievance redressal meeting for division Paddar today at Dc office Complex here. All the district and sectoral officers of different departments of district Kishtwar besides representatives of various Panchayats and blocks of Tehsil Paddar participated in the meeting. During the meeting issues pertaining to maintenance of roads, repair of school buildings, placement of adequate staff in schools and health centers, shortage of electricity and water and availability of ration, kerosene ...

 
 Kashmir News
Mehbooba chairs meeting to oversee, review Ramadhan arrangements
Srinagar, May 26, (Scoop News)- As the Holy month of Ramadhan is set to start across the world, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today reviewed the arrangements put in place by the administration for the holy month across the State in a high level meeting. The Chief Minister took a detailed review regarding status and availability of power, drinking water, essential supplies, sanitation and other arrangements made by the concerned Departments for the coming month. Mehbooba Mufti categorically directed that uninterrupted supply of drinking water, power, essential commodities like sugar, meat, milk etc. be made available to consumers without any difficulty. She directed the Srinagar Municipal...

Mirwaiz appeals world bodies to play their role in preventing Indian army from committing alleged crimes against Kashmiri civilians
Srinagar, May 26, (Scoop News)-APHC leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq made a fervent appeal to the United Nations, UNHRC, ICJ, and international human rights bodies to take a note and play their role in preventing Indian military from committing alleged crimes against Kashmiri civilians especially in the backdrop of Govt of India and its Army chief honoring an army major for using a civilian Farooq Ahmed Dar as human shields tying him to an army jeep and parading him for hours. Addressing the Friday congregational gathering at the historic Jamia Masjid in downtown Srinagar, while protesting ...

Training program on Labour Jurisprudence, Social Justice concludes in Srinagar
Srinagar, May 26, (Scoop News)- A five-day training program on the principles of Labour jurisprudence and Social Justice, as envisaged under the Constitution, which was inaugurated by the J&K's Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed, concluded here today. Mr. Abdul Rashid Malik, Director, J&K State Judicial Academy expressed his gratitude to the resource persons and participants, hoping that the deliberations over the last five days will prove beneficial for the participants to sharpen their skills and implement the laws governing the labour force with more zeal and in letter and spirit. "In the present economic order, the working class has a dominant role to play because no system can work s...

Bali reviews functioning of D&FCO
Directs for undertaking special drive to check substandard food articles during Ramadan
Srinagar, May 26, (Scoop News)- In order to ensure wholesome and hygienic food articles in the market for the consumers during the holy month of Ramdan, Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat has called upon the Drugs & Food Control Organization (D&FCO) to undertake a 10-day State-wide special drive . While reviewing the overall functioning of the (D&FCO) at a high-level meeting held here today, the Minister said that the Department has a special and pious mandate to ensure quality food and other allied eatables for the consumers, and every functionary must make synergized efforts to achieve the objective. He issued specific instructions to the Controller D&FCO to chalk out ...

Disaster Management subject to be introduced in JK’s schools, colleges: Altaf Bukhari
Srinagar, May 26, (Scoop News)- Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today announced that ‘Disaster Management’ will be introduced as a full-time subject in schools and colleges across Jammu and Kashmir. He made the announcement during the meeting with a delegation of students pursuing post graduation in Disaster Management at University of Kashmir. The students met the Minister at his office chambers and informed him about the need to introduce Disaster Management as a subject in the State. They said that there is a need to educate people about the disaster management as the State of Jammu and Kashmir falls in high seismic zone and teaching the subject at the University o...

CUK’s deptt of Tourism wins cricket tourney
Srinagar, May 26, (Scoop News)-: The Department of Tourism Studies defeated the Department of Law and won the inter-departmental cricket tournament organised by the Central University of Kashmir (CUK), the finals of which was played at the University of Kashmir ground here today. Batting first, the Tourism department scored 196 runs. Muhammad Yasin was the highest scorer with 45 runs. Chasing the required target, the department of Law was bundled out for 169 runs. Muhammad Yasin from the department of Tourism who also took four wickets was adjudged as the man of the match. CUK Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir and Vice-Chancellor, University of Kashmir, Prof. Khursheed Iqbal An...

Pollution biggest hazard affecting environs, human lives: Tassaduq Mufti
Asks SPCB to adopt necessary measures to safeguard JK’s environment
Srinagar, May 26, (Scoop News)- Pollution is one of the biggest hazards affecting the environment, human lives and is a serious concern for everyone. There is a need to take all possible measures to prevent JK’s environment and ecology getting polluted on a large scale. Coordinator, Chief Minister’s Grievance Cell, Tassaduq Mufti today said this during his meeting with senior officers of J&K State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) to discuss issues pertaining to pollution. The meeting was attended by Secretary SPCB Sameer Bharti, Chairman SPCB Ravi Kesar, Director SPCB Sayeed Nadeem, other senior officers from SPCB and civil society members. During the meeti...

94% doctors don’t know their emblem: DAK
Srinagar, May 26, (Scoop News)- Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today said that most of the doctors do not know the real symbol of medicine. President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said that doctors are unaware of their emblem and use false symbol of medicine. An Indian study published in the “Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research”, 2014 found that 94 percent of doctors did not know the real symbol of medicine. Only a miniscule 6 percent were aware that “Rod of Asclepius” is the true symbol of medicine. Asclepius rod with one serpent entwined has represented healing and renewal for millennia and the original Hippocratic Oath is addressed to Asclepius. According to Gr...

 
 Other Stories
Priya Sethi for promotion of Kashmiri products at national, international forums
Chairs Publicity Committee meeting of Tourism Deptt
Srinagar, May 26, (Scoop News)- The Minister of State for Tourism and Education, Priya Sethi, Friday called for promotion of Kashmiri products and tourism potential at the national and international level to attract more tourists to the State. The Minister was addressing officers at a Publicity Committee meeting of Department of Tourism which she chaired today here at SKICC to finalize the publicity and promotional programmes for the year 2017-18. The said meeting is held annually for approval of the publicity proposals and promotional activities to be organized for promoting Jammu and Kashmir Tourism products and potential at national and international level. ...

Eco-tour to Dachigam National Park organized
Srinagar, May 26, (Scoop News)- An eco-tour and nature walk was organized by Department of Ecology, Environment & Remote Sensing, for students to raise awareness about environmental issues. The program was held in collaboration with the Department of Environmental Science, Government Degree College, Bemina, during which the students along with teachers toured Dachigam National Park. During the tour, participants were made aware about the importance of Biodiversity and Wildlife by the experts. They also shared their views on the theme ‘Connecting People to the Nature’. A power point presentation depicting wildlife species of Ladakh, Kashmir and Jammu regions was also displayed fo...

World Earth Day celebration
Srinagar, May 26, (Scoop News)- A grand function regarding the celebration of "World Earth Day" was organized at MP Higher Secondary School here today which was presided over by principal of the school, Mr. Manzoor Ahmad Kumar. The inaugural address was delivered by Mtr. Romaisa Nazir, Lecturer Commerce. In addition to the student participants, the faculty members also delivered speeches to highlight the significance of the Earth Day. In the second phase, a question-answer session was conducted and students were later felicitated with prizes. Meanwhile, a signature campaign was also held in which the principal of the school and staff members signed a pledge to save the Mother Earth. The ...

Women’s Commission organizing seminars across JK on women's rights
'Education holds key to empowerment'
Srinagar, May 26, (Scoop News)- The Jammu and Kashmir State Commission for Women is conducting seminars at educational institutions across the State to spread awareness about the fundamental rights guaranteed to women under the Constitution. Chairperson, State Commission for Women (SWC), Ms. Nayeema Ahmad Mahjoor said the seminars are primarily aimed at making people aware about the rights guaranteed to females under the Constitution and other laws, as also about the role of the commission in safeguarding these rights. Ms Mehjoor has impressed upon the female students to commit themselves fully to their academic pursuits and focus exclusively on their education at this stage of life. She ...

Dy. CM calls on Governor
Srinagar, May 26, (Scoop News)- Dr. Nirmal K. Singh, Dy. Chief Minister, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan. Dr. Singh briefed the Governor about the various initiatives taken by the State Government to speed up the growth and development process in the State, particularly in the power, housing and urban development sectors. Dr. Singh also apprised the Governor about the measures adopted for augmenting electricity supply and ensuring public health, sanitation, solid waste management and environmental protection. The Governor and Dr. Singh also discussed the preparedness of the...

MLA Kangan meets Governor
Srinagar, May 26, (Scoop News)- Mian Altaf Ahmad, Member J&K Legislative Assembly from Kangan called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan. Mian Altaf discussed with the Governor various matters relating to the need for speeding up developmental works, better utilization of available resources and time bound completion of projects and programmes in his Constituency. The Governor and Mian Altaf also discussed arrangements to be made for the smooth conduct of Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2017. Appreciating Mian Altaf’s concerns, the Governor urged him to continue sustained efforts for promoting...

Inter school youth festival held at Gurez
Bandipora, May 26, (Scoop News)- An Inter School Youth Festival, first of its kind at Gurez was organised by the Army from 22-25 May 2017. The beautiful valley of Gurez was echoed with laughter and joy as the festival commenced on 22 May 2017 post a severe winter in this remote area. Over 1000 cheerful children from 21 Schools from Kanzalwan, Dawar, Niru & Baraub, in addn to AGS Dawar & Baraub of Gurez Valley along with their parents, guardians and other locals attended the festival which was inaugurated by the Commander, Snow Leopard Brigade ...

VHP delegation meets Governor
Srinagar, May 25, (Scoop News)- A delegation led by Sh. Surindera Jain, National Spokesperson, Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP); and comprising Sh. Rajesh Gupta, Vice-President VHP, J&K; Sh. Surinder Aggarwal, President Baba Amarnath & Budha Amarnath Yatri Niyas and Sh. Suresh Kumar Gupta, Working President, VHP, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today. The delegation discussed with the Governor various issues relating to the smooth conduct of Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2017. ...

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