Tuesday, July 25, 2017
 
 Top Stories of The Day
33rd Meeting of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board
Board expresses its sympathy for the families of Yatris killed in terror attack and serious accident
Srinagar, July 24, (Scoop News)-Governor N.N. Vohra chaired the 33rd meeting of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board at the Raj Bhavan today. The meeting was attended by Dr. (Prof.) Ved Kumari Ghai, Pt. Bhajan Sopori, Ms. Sunita Narain, Dr. Chander Mouli Raina and Sh. D.C. Raina, all Members of the Board, and by Sh. Umang Narula, CEO, Sh. Jitendra Kumar Singh, Additional CEO and other officers of the Board. The Board expressed its concern and heartfelt sympathy for the families of the 8 pilgrims who were killed during the terrorist attack on their bus near Khanabal on 10th July 2017 and the 17 pilgrims who lost their lives in a tragic road accident near Banihal on 16th July, when an SRTC bus rolled down a Khud. The Board appreciated the Chairman’s midnight decision to continue the Yatra without any interruption, after news were received about the terrorist attack. The Board also...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
Mehbooba asks Admn Secys to undertake frequent field visits, ensure timely execution of projects
Directs identification of land for border migrants, prioritizing flood protection works
Srinagar, July 24, (Scoop News)-Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today directed the Administrative Secretaries to undertake frequent field visits to assess the execution of developmental projects on the ground and intervene on the spot in case of any difficulty or bottleneck. Chairing a review meeting of key developmental projects in the Districts of Reasi, Poonch and Rajouri here today, the Chief Minister expressed dismay over slow pace of execution of development works and low spending in these Districts. She asked the Administrative Secretaries to monitor closely the pace of developmental...

Mehbooba for identifying one Hospital to be developed as a Model in each constituency
Directs Div Com Jammu to conduct detailed tour of the region, remove the bottlenecks, monitor developmental pace
Srinagar, July 24, (Scoop News)-Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today directed identification of one Hospital in each Assembly constituency and equipping it in terms of manpower and machinery, so that it is developed as a model health centre and people don’t have to travel long distances for treatment at District Hospitals or capital cities. Chairing a review meeting of key developmental projects of Chenab Valley comprising Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban districts here today, the Chief Minister directed placing of all diagnostic facilities like X-ray, Ultrasonography, medical tests etc. and plac...

Shrine Board approves Master Plan of Nursing College
PET CT Scanner to become operational at SSH Kakryal in December
New Delhi, July 23, (Scoop News)-The 60th meeting of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board was held here yesterday under the chairmanship of Governor N. N. Vohra, Chairman of the Shrine Board. The Board reviewed the pace of work on its various upcoming major infrastructure projects and took decisions in regard to a number of important matters. Dr. E. Sreedharan, Dr. S. S. Bloeria, Mrs. Sudha Murty, Dr. Ashok Bhan, Mr. H. L. Maini, Mr. Justice (Retd) Permod Kohli, Maj. Gen. (Retd) Shiv Kumar Sharma and Mr. B. B. Vyas, all Board Members, Mr. Ajeet Kumar Sahu, Chief Executive Officer and Dr. ...

Infiltration bid foiled,One infiltrator killed in Machil sector in North Kashmir
Srinagar, July 23, (Scoop News)- Army today foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Machil sector of Kupwara district in North Kashmir. In the gunfight one infiltrator was killed. According to reports army jawans guarding the LoC noticed suspicious movement along the LoC and immediately challenged the intruders. Reports said the operation is in progress.More details are awaited. ...

 
 Ladakh News
Indus-Suru motorcycle expedition to commemorate Kargil Vijay Diwas
Kargil,July 23, (Scoop News)-A team of 10 Army officers, led by Lt Gen PJS Pannu, AVSM, VSM, General Officer Commanding, Fire & Fury Corps, are on a motorcycle expedition today from Leh to Dras to commemorate the 18th Kargil Vijay Diwas. This is the first time such an expedition, spearheaded by GOC, Fire & Fury Corps, is being conducted to salute the valour and supreme sacrifices made by the Kargil War heroes. The expedition team, comprising of 5 officers from Fire & Fury Corps and 5 officers from 'Forever in Ops' Division. On the first day, the team will traverse Nimu, Khal...

DGBR -Gen Shrivastava lauds team of RCC 111 for working in extreme climatic conditions
inaugurates strategic Chamathang Bridge connecting Leh with eastern Ladakh.
Leh(Ladakh), July , (Scoop News)-Complimenting the team of 111 RCC for having completing the strategic bridge despite the extreme working conditions in the region, Director General Border Roads (DGBR), Lt General SK Shrivastava, urged all ranks of Project Hamank to make all efforts to expedite the double laning work of all roads in Ladakh region. Gen Shrivastava was inaugurating an important bridge connecting Leh with eastern Ladakh which is associated with operational requirement of the armed forces and the economic development of local population. Major General Savneet Singh GoC of 3rd infantry Division and chief engineer project Himank, Brig DM Purvimath were also ...

Dr Dawa opens 12 day long ‘Sun and Earth Festival of Ladakh’ at Leh,experts and students from 15 countries participate
DGBR Gen. Shrivastava calls on CEC, LAHDC-Kargil, discuss various construction projects in Kargil district.
Leh /Kargil(Ladakh, July 22, (Scoop News)-Inaugurating 12 day long festival ‘Sun and Earth Festival of Ladakh’, Chief Executive Councillor (CEC) Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC)-Leh, Dr Sonam Dawa, said that Ladakh is famous for its rich culture and traditions. “To see the richness of our culture and tradition lots of tourists are coming here, this festival is an attempt to revive and improve the knowledge of the heritage buildings,” he said, adding that “experts and students from 15 countries are participating in the festival.” Participants from various countries like Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Algeria, Chile, Iran, Japan and Romania will b...

IMPA organizes three days training course on planning at Leh
Leh, July 21, (Scoop News)-The Executive Councilor for Works Dorjey Motup chaired the valedictory function of the three days training course on planning and implementation of Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojna ( SAGY) for all the HODs and associated staffs of 14 line departments of Leh district at DC Conference Hall today. The training programme was organized by Centre for Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Jammu and Kashmir Institute of Management, Public Administration & rural Development & Rural Development J&K in collaboration with District Administration Leh. Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojna is a...

Army holds 'Awam Milan Mela'
showcases Indian army's military might with sympathetic face, Gen Pannu inaugurates
Leh(Ladakh) July 21, (Scoop News)-In the true spirit of Operation Sadbhavana in Ladakh region, Awam Milan Mela is being conducted at Colonel Sonam Wangchuk Stadium at Leh on Friday and Saturday. Lt Gen PJS Pannu, General Officer Commanding, Fire and Fury Corps was the chief guest. Lt Gen Pannu inaugurated the Mela in presence of senior civilian and police dignitaries who attended the function. The Army Mela gave the rare opportunity to youth of Ladakh to have a close look at the army equipment to include tanks, Infantry combat vehicles and state of the art communication systems...

Recruitment of SIs: First phase of tests for Leh, Kargil districts completed
Process for Jammu province to start from August 22
Srinagar, July 21, (Scoop News)-Physical tests for the post of Sub Inspector in Jammu and Kashmir Police of candidates belonging to district Leh and Kargil were completed yesterday. During three days 1409 candidates from different tehsils of two districts turned for PET and PST, among whom 441 were declared qualified. This includes 299 female candidates as well. Tests for Jammu Division will begin at Sports Stadium Doda for DKR Range from August 22, 2017 to August 25,2017 and candidates belonging to Udhampur- Reasi Range will undergo the said tests at DPL Udhampur from August 28 to 30, 2017.. Rajouri-Poonch Range candidates will be put to tests from September 7 to 10,2017 at DPL Rajo...

10 days Physical test training camp for SI aspirants concludes in Kargil
Kargil,July 20, (Scoop News)- The ten days long physical test training camp for the aspirants of Sub Inspectors organised by Jammu and Kashmir police in Kargil concluded today. The camp was organized under the directions of Sr. Superintendent of Police Kargil Shri T. Gyalpo at Khree Sultan Cho stadium Kargil in which around 160 aspirants from different parts of the district participated. During the event, all test required for Sub Inspector physical test were covered under the trained Drill Instructor from DPL, Kargil. Shri Instyaq Ahmed Kacho DySP Hqrs. Kargil was the nodal officer...

Dalai Lama sanctifies new crematorium, unveils nine feet tall statue of lord Amitabha
Leh(Ladakh), July 20, (Scoop News)-Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama, who is on month long visit of the Himalayan region of Ladakh, unveiled the nine feet tall statue of lord Amitabha (Sangyas Opakimet) inside the premises of newly built Turthot Tharpaling (crematorium) near patrol pump. People from different walks of life including state Cooperative Minister, Tsering Dorjay, Member of Parliament, Thupstan Chhewang, chief Executive Councilor (CEC) of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Dr Sonam Dawa besides councilors, district administration, monks and a large n...

 
 Debate
Kashmir politics hostage to ambivalence
By K.N. Pandita Three districts of South Kashmir are infested with militancy. Crowds of local people come out to throw stones at security forces with the purpose of obstructing their operation against hiding terrorists. Police tries to disperse the crowds using minimum force. It shows that local people have the courage and determination to face the security forces which are fully armed. Therefore, by the same analogy if the crowds of people were against militancy they would as well make a show of their courage and confront the militants. They do not do that. Hence it is not correct to say that people fear the gun, either of the security forces or of militants. They have method in ...

Amarnath Attack :Artificial mourning and natural ambivalence
By B L Saraf It is after the gap of 17 years that we had a terror attack on Amarnath Yatra. The July 10th militant attack on Amarnath Yatris in Anantnag has caused death of seven pilgrims and injuries to a dozen of them. The dastardly act has, as expected, evoked widespread outrage across the country. Jammu and Kashmir didn’t lag behind in experiencing the outrage. The murderous attack has been condemned in Kashmir by all shades of the people. However, true to the pattern, even in condemnation we have had hints of a diabolical game being played out. In nearly three decades history of Pak sponsored armed militancy we have seen that whenever the armed militancy came unde...

Myth of J&K’s Special status & Fiscal autonomy
Straight Talk
By K B Jandial Nearly a month long theatrics in J&K over extension of GST regime is over after it was rolled out eight days later than rest of India. Now, it is a time for the PDP-BJP coalition Govt to pat itself for “safeguarding the special status and fiscal autonomy” of the State on one hand and on the other, the NC is discrediting Mehbooba Govt for “surrendering” J&K’s special status accusing her of “deceitful and questionable collaboration in facilitating the erosion of J&K’s Autonomy”. NC’s former ally Congress too joined NC’s bandwagon on this issue. While Mehbooba has won the GST war but the skirmishes may continue in the post-GST era with teething hiccups provid...

GST and Its Politics
By B L Saraf GST is now a reality in J&K , after State Legislature opened doors for its entry . However , the debate which preceded its entry will not abate . But once relieved of the time constraint , we hope , there will be room for a dispassionate discourse , tampered with rationality , unshackled of the regional biases and free from polemical fireworks . In the pre- entry scenario we observed that , though , the matter had profound economic implications for J&K , yet in the raging debate politics on the tax measure held the centre-stage . Legal ...

Pak intensifies border shelling
By K.N. Pandita Situation on the Line of Control at some very sensitive parts like Krishna Ghati in Poonch or Nowshehra sectors has become tense as a result of Pakistani infiltrators making more bids to sneak into Indian Territory and carry out their plan of attacking Indian posts. In the more recent exchange of fire, two of our jawans have been martyred and two more have been injured. Pakistani troops, too, have suffered casualties and at least two of their armed men have been gunned down. Four of their launching pads have been decimated. Earlier also Indian army destroyed some more launching pads Pakistan had raised close to the LoC. Exchange of mortar fire has been going ...

Kashmir ‘Defies’ One-Nation One-Tax Regime
Straight Talk
By K B Jandial Unlike in rest of India, the GST in J&K will not be rolled out on 1st July this year, sending a loud and unambiguous message that J&K is a separate territory ( and quom) which doesn’t welcome ‘Indian laws’ howsoever progressive and pro-consumer these may be. On Saturday last, an unprecedented parliamentary ‘coup’ was quietly executed by the law makers including BJP within the legislative assembly, supported by ever vocal Kashmiri traders from outside that stalled for the time being introduction of GST bill for which it was specially convened. The Hurriyat Conference too had lent its support to the Kashmiri traders. And the Govt too readily obliged by deferring...

The issue of minority status for Pandits
By K.N. Pandita Chairman National Minority Commission has opined that Kashmiri Pandits should be given the status of a minority community. This status is granted only by the Union Home Ministry. There are six communities in the country which have been accorded minority status with Jains being the recent entry into the list after Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsees. Since the matter of minority status to Kashmiri Pandits pertains to a group of the citizens of J&K where Article 370 of the Constitution is applicable, the Home Ministry cannot bypass the State Government even if it wants to include the Pandits in its list of national minorities. Previously a...

It’s not Kashmiriyat
By Amit Kushari IAS (Retd) Nowadays, I often find young Kashmiri men posting their photos on the facebook with the caption,” Proud to be a Kashmiri”. What do these young men and women want to convey? We are all proud Indians, proud Biharis, proud Tamils or proud Bengalis…..what is so special that it has to be announced boldly . We are all proud of our mothers and motherland. If a Kashmiri is proud of his Kashmiri roots, it is a very natural feeling and everybody appreciates it. However, if there is any hint of a Kashmiri not being a proud Indian, just because he is a Kashmiri, then it becomes somewhat controversial. There are approximately 2 lakhs of Kashmiri Pundits in Jammu, Delh...

 Jammu News
Dy CM meets Ex-servicemen on eve of Kargil Vijay Diwas
Jammu, July 24 (Scoop News)- On the eve of Kargil Vijay Diwas, Deputy Chief Minister Dr.Nirmal Singh met Ex-Servicemen at Sainik Welfare Department here today. The Deputy Chief Minister said that it is the prime responsibility of the Government to look after the welfare of ex-servicemen and their dependents. On the occasion, the Deputy Chief Minister listened patiently to the various issues of ex-servicemen and assured them to redress the grievances put forth by ex-servicemen in a comprehensive manner. Acknowledging the sacrifices made by soldiers, Dr. Singh...

Bukhari reviews functioning of Horticulture Department
Jammu, July 24, (Scoop News)-Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Ahmed Bukhari convened a meeting to review the functioning of Horticulture department in Jammu division. Minister of State for Education, Tourism and Horticulture, Priya Sethi, Vice Chairman Horticulture Development Board, Abdul S. Reshi, Secretary Horticulture, M.H Malik, Director Horticulture Jammu, Bhawani Rakwal and senior functionaries of Horticulture Department attended the meeting. The Minister assessed the District wise status report of new plantation and directed the concerned officers to speed up the work to achieve the set targets im time. "Systematic approach must be adopted by the concerned officers for t...

Speaker, Dy CM inaugurate 50 MVA Transformer at Gangyal
Ganga, Sethi reiterate Govt’s commitment to overall development of JK
Jammu, July 24, (Scoop News)-Speaker Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta and Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh inaugurated 50 MVA electric transformer at Industrial Area, Gangyal here today. The Speaker congratulated the industrialists and residents of the area for the increased capacity of the grid station. He said that the addition of 50 MVA transformer was the long pending demand of the locals. He assured that the work for upgradation of the industrial area will be started at the earliest. He stressed on well-prepared plans to execute develop...

Kashmiri migrants to get new ration cards: Zulfkar
5 new Ration Depots to be opened at Migrant Township Jagti
Jammu, July 24, (Scoop News)-Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs and Information, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali today directed the concerned to start the process of preparing new ration cards for Kashmiri migrants under relief and non-relief categories so that they don’t face any difficulty in getting rations. The Minister issued these directions while inspecting ration depots at Migrants Township in Jagti here. The Minister said five new ration depots would be opened in the Migrant Township for hassle-free distribution of rations. While inspecting the ration depots at Jagti, the Minister enquired about the supply and stock position, quality of food-grains and rates of essen...

Abdul Haq visits Thathri, hands over relief cheques to cloudburst victims
Reviews progress of development projects at Doda
Thatri (Doda), July 24, (Scoop News)-On the directions of Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, Minister for Rural Development Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice, Abdul Haq today visited Thathri to personally take stock of the damage caused during recent cloudburst and flashfloods in the area. He distributed ex-gratia relief among the affected families as announced by the Chief Minister. The Minister distributed an amount of Rs 24 lakh among the next of the kin of six persons who were killed in the flashfloods. An amount of Rs 10000 each was also distributed among 41 affected families. The Minister met the affected families and expressed condolences with the bereaved families and assured them ev...

Govt making concerted efforts to improve vital infrastructure: Bali Bhagat
Holds public meeting at Dundpur, Mukhra
Jammu, July 24, (Scoop News)-Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat today said that the government is making concerted efforts to develop infrastructure in all vital sectors and the people have acknowledged the improvement on ground. The Minister said this while addressing public meetings at village Dundpur and Mukhra in Raipur Domana Constituency. Bali Bhagat said the Government has made its sincere efforts to upgrade the facilities of drinking water, road connectivity, health, education, irrigation and other vital sectors to ensure equitable development of all the regions. He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi took keen interest in the affairs of Jammu and Kashmir and en...

District administration Kathua organizes workshop on GST
Kathua, July 24, (Scoop News)-An orientation cum workshop on Goods and Services Tax (GST) for Drawing and Disbursing Officers (DDOs) was held today under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner, Ramesh Kumar. A detailed presentation was given regarding various aspects of GST including Background of GST, Concept of GST, registration, types of taxes, difference between GST and VAT etc. by the Commercial tax department. DC directed all the DDOs to get themselves registered under GST before 15th August for smooth functioning of their department besides complying with other provisions of the Act. He also said that any person liable for deduction of tax source u/s. 51 is liable for registra...

Govt to develop vast tourism infrastructure in Kalakote: Kohli
Rajouri, July 23, (Scoop News)-Minister for Animal & Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Ghani Kohli today said that State Government is keen to bring Kalakote on tourism map and development of major tourism destinations in the areas is being focused upon. The Minister said this while visiting the proposed site for construction of artificial lake near Kalakote and tourism infrastructure at Tatapani hot-springs located at 40KM from Rajouri. He also reviewed the existing tourist facilities at Tatapani and directed the Tourism Development Authority for a comprehensive DPR to develop facilities at the hot springs. The Minister also inspected the tourist accommodation created by Department...

 
 Kashmir News
CM reviews key dev projects of Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Udhampur
Mehbooba asks officers to be responsive to people’s needs, demands
Srinagar, July 24, (Scoop News)-Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today asked the officers to be responsive to the needs and demands of people and ensure their resolution in a dedicated manner. Chairing a review meeting of key developmental projects in the Districts of Jammu, Samba, Kathua and Udhampur here today, the Chief Minister directed the Administrative Secretaries to make the Deputy Commissioners and heads of Departments accountable in terms of reaching out to people and solving their day to day problems. She said low spending by the officers reflects poorly on their performance which would be viewed seriously. Mehbooba Mufti asked the Chief Secretary to evolve an organised mechanism...

Farooq Andrabi visits Hajj House, reviews arrangements
Srinagar, July 24, (Scoop News)- Minister of State for Hajj and Auqaf, Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi along with Member Hajj Committee of India Dr. Firdousa Bano today visited Hajj House Bemina and took stock of the arrangements put in place for the Hajj-2017 pilgrims. During his visit, the Minister also inspected Dining Hall and Kitchen and enquired about the facilities available there for pilgrims. The Minister asked the concerned to ensure quality food to the pilgrims. He also asked the concerned to maintain cleanliness in and around the premises of the Hajj House. Farooq Andrabi also inspe...

Veeri for proper inventory, optimal use of custodian assets
Srinagar, July 24, (Scoop News)-Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, Abdul Rehman Veeri today asked the officers to maintain proper inventory of all the assets of the Custodian department and their classification for optimal use. The Minister was speaking at a high level review meeting of Custodian Department here. The meeting was attended by Custodian General J&K Ajaz Ahmed Bhat, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Farooq Ahmed Lone, Custodian Kashmir Bashir Ahmed Mir and Tehsildar’s of Srinagar District. The Minister stressed upon the officers to form a join team of Revenue and custodian officials for demarcation and safeguarding of assets in their respectiv...

IUST students visit Media Complex, interact with DIPR officers
Information Department to offer internship opportunities to journalism students
Srinagar, July 24, (Scoop News)- Director Information and Public Relations, Muneer-ul-Islam, today said that journalism in Jammu and Kashmir is still thriving with new media taking the centre stage. "We are in the process of reorienting the Department of Information and Public Relations to keep pace with the fast-changing media scenario around us," the Director Information said while interacting with the students of the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) who visited the Media Complex here today to get first-hand knowledge ab...

Separatist troika condemn arrest of hurriyat leaders by NIA, appeal for a shutdown on Tuesday
Srinagar, July 24, (Scoop News)_Separatist troika leadership comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik condemned the arbitrary and illegal arrest of Hurriyat leader Altaf Ahmed Shah, Shahidul Islam, Ayaz Akbar, Mehrajuddin Kalwal and Peer Saifullah by the NIA on fabricated charges . The leadership expressed serious concern about the safety of these people after their sudden arrests as no one has been able to establish contact with them and their whereabouts are not known. Separatist leadership in a statement issued in Srinagar on Monday said a drama was enacted by the Government through its agency the NIA of first raiding ,then questioning and n...

Naeem Akhtar inspects highway upgradation work
Expresses concern on delay at certain points
Srinagar, July 24, (Scoop News)-Minister for Public Works Naeem Akhtar has expressed concern on the slow pace of work on certain sections of the under construction four-lane Qazigund-Srinagar sector of Srinagar-Jammu highway. The Minister urged the concerned authorities to expedite the work on the highway. He directed the officials to ensure that the highway along with bypasses is completed by September end this year. During his visit to various sites of the National Highway, the Minister stressed upon the concerned agency to employ additional men and machinery and speed up the pace of work especially on bridges at Wanpoh and Sur–Srundo in order to meet the deadline. The Minister said...

Div Com Kashmir reviews traffic decongestion measures in Srinagar
Srinagar, July 24, (Scoop News)-Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review traffic decongestion measures in the City as per the High Court directions. Regional Transport Officer (RTO) Kashmir, MD SRTC, Executive Engineer SDA, DSP Traffic, SP Security, Deputy Director Planning and other concerned officers were present in the meeting. Pertinently, a committee comprising Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Transport Commissioner, Vice Chairman SDA and Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation was nominated for coordinated approach in devising various strategies to de-congest the city The meeting decided that the Committee sha...

SP College holds annual girls road race
Srinagar, Jammu, July 24, (Scoop News)- Sri Pratap College, Srinagar today conducted an annual road race for girls from Oberai to Botanical Garden here today. The run was flagged off at 6:15 am by the College Principal Prof. (Dr) Parveen Pandit and around 30 athletes of the College participated in the event. The participants fought it out for the top positions during the road race as trophies, track suits and jogger shoes were given to first three position holders. Medals were awarded to rest of the participants by the Principal and the College Sports Board members. At the concluding ceremony, Prof. (Dr) Parveen Pandit complimented the participants and impressed upo...

 
 Other Stories
NC demands impartial probe into alleged job scam by SAC
Srinagar, July 24, (Scoop News)- National Conference Monday hit out at PDP for promoting family rule in the state and accused Mehbooba Mufti and her family members of auctioning government jobs in the state. Accusing PDP of promoting family rule and allowing nepotism to flourish in the state, NC Provincial Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar said, “What can be more serious when PDP workers themselves question Muftis brazen actions? This is a new low for this government where party members have openly questioned the undue interference and promotion of Mehbooba Muftis relatives in different government institutions and have come to blows over distribution of backdoor appointments. This, to s...

Islamic Calligraphy exhibition concludes at Jamia Masjid Srinagar
Will organize more such exhibitions to promote Old City’s rich heritage: Dir Tourism
Srinagar, July 24, (Scoop News)-The 8-day long Islamic Calligraphy exhibition organized jointly by Department of Tourism Kashmir and J&K Academy of Culture, Art and Languages and INTACH's J&K Chapter concluded today at Information Center near Jamia Masjid in the old city of Srinagar in which hundreds of the artists, students and locals participated. On the concluding ceremony today, the artists were given awards and the students who attended the Khush Khaat exhibition cum workshop were also given certificates as an appreciation for their efforts. The event known as Khush Khat- a celebration of Islamic Calligraphy in Kashmir – was inaugurated on July 17 attracted aro...

1813 candidates appear in BEd entrance exam at Jammu
Jammu, July 24, (Scoop News)-A total of 1813 candidates appeared in the B.Ed entrance examination conducted by the J&K Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) on 23rd July 2017. The exam was conducted in five centres designated at Govt. College of Education, Jammu, GGHSS Canal Road Jammu, GGHSS Mubarak Mandi Jammu, GHSS (Boys) Jammu and GGHSS Shastri Nagar Jammu. Officers of the Board visited various centres and monitored the whole exercise for smooth and fair conduct of the Entrance Test. Five Member Monitoring Squads were appointed in all the centres of Jammu to monitor the whole process in an effective manner. The Board has thanked Principal of College of Educa...

PSC Member Angchok, Advisor Mattoo meet Governor
Srinagar, July 24, (Scoop News)-Tsering Angchok, who was recently appointed as Member of Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission, called on Governor N. N. Vohra, at the Raj Bhavan here today. Governor and Sh. Angchok discussed about the advances made by the Commission and some of the difficulties, administrative, legal and others which need to be resolved. Governor stressed the vital importance of the Commission adopting transparent and impeccable standards in all processes relating to recruitments and promotions as even a marginal compromise in merit being compromised would result in undeserving persons being placed in position for 30-35 years. He advised Sh. ...

Finance Deptt officials to get GST training at NIFM Faridabad
Srinagar, July 24, (Scoop News)-The Finance Department is organizing special training on GST for its officers to be conducted at National Institute of Financial Management (NIFM), Faridabad from 2 August 2017. According to an order issued by Commissioner Secretary Finance, Navin Kumar Choudhary, the officers deputed for the GST training include Imtiyaz Ahmad Wani, Director Budget , Ashok Singh FA/CAO Law, Shahid Saleem, Additional Secretary Finance, Lateef Poswal, FA/CAO Tourism, Riyaz Ahmad Choudary, TO Sadder Treasury Jammu, Rashim Deepika, Treasury Officer Gandhi Nagar, Shahid Majid Kakroo, TO Sadder Treasury Officer Srinagar, Mohammad Yaqoob Itoo, Director Finance, Abdul Majid Bhat,...

DGP sanctions scholarship for 86 meritorious wards of police personnel
Srinagar, July 24, (Scoop News)-Director General of Police Dr. S.P Vaid today sanctioned scholarship of Rs. 2.58 lac in favour of 86 wards of serving police personnel. The scholarship of rupees three thousand each has been awarded to the students, who have secured seventy five per cent and above marks in class 8th during the academic session 2016-17. Scholarships are provided out of Central Police Welfare Fund to the wards of police personnel with the aim to encourage the children in their academic field and instill a spirit of competition among them. Those who have been awarded include forty seven girl students. The beneficiaries are Mehreen Fayaz, Nazim Ahmad Kumar...

CUK holds interactive workshop on JK RTI ACT 2009
RTI effective tool to ensure transparency in Govt institutions: CUK V-C
JKRTI Act 2009 one of the strongest in country: Wajahat Habibullah Srinagar, July 24, (Scoop News)-Central University of Kashmir (CUK) Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir today said the RTI Act has proved to be an effective weapon to ensure transparency in the government institutions across the country. “The era of unwarranted delays in providing information to the masses about government functioning is over. After the Act was implemented, the government officials have no other way than to provide the information sought by the applicant within the stipulated time,” Prof. Mehraj...

No DGS&D rate contract after Oct 31
Suppliers, vendors asked to register on GeM Portal
Srinagar, July 24, (Scoop News)-The Union Ministry of Industries and Commerce has asked the industrialists, IT companies, manufacturers and vendors in all states to register on Government e-Marketing Portal (GeM) which is going to replace DGS&D by 31 October 2017. "You may be aware that DGS&D would be wound up by 31 October 2017 and there would be no further rate contracts available on DGS&D," states a communication from Director General, DGS&D addressed to all the Chief Secretaries. "I would request you to ask the concerned officials including those in industry/IT/Manufacturing and the District Magistrates to see that the vendors from your state are welcome to register and offer their...

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Restrictions in 5 Srinagar police station areas on July 25
Mehbooba, Nirmal, Naeem,others wish Tarigami speedy recovery
2,44,263 paid obeisance at Holy Cave till today
Govt orders minor reshuffle in Finance Deptt
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Balbir hands over PALs to loanees at Rajouri
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