Friday, May 22, 2015
 
 Top Stories of The Day
Mufti directs ERA to prioritize projects on solid waste management in capital cities
accelerate work on Srinagar, Jammu Flyovers
Srinagar, May 21 (Scoop News)-Emphasizing upon total recycling and reuse of garbage waste in an environmentally-sound manner, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, today stressed upon J&K Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA) to use state-of-the-art technologies in their ongoing solid waste management projects. He also called upon ERA to prepare plan for futuristic projects which can be taken up under Tranche III of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded loans. The Chief Minister, who is also the Chairman of J&K ERA, was speaking while taking review of ERA Projects under Multi-Sector Project for Infrastructure Rehabilitation (MSPIR) and Urban Sector Development Investment Programme (USDIP). Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh, Chief Secretary, Iqbal Khanday, Principal Secretary, Planning, B. R. Sharma, Commissioner / Secretary, H&UDD, Bipul Pathak and Divisional Commissioner, Ka...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
JK CM orders purchase of addl 250 MWs for uninterrupted power during Ramzaan
peak summer in Jammu
Srinagar, May 21 (Scoop News)-In order to overcome increased demand of power during holy month of Ramzaan and peak summer season in Jammu, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, today issued directions to Power Development Department (PDD) to purchase additional 250 MW of power. He also asked the PDD to put in place an institutional mechanism to check pilferage and improve recovery so that the burgeoning gap between power purchase and revenue realization is reduced. The Chief Minister issued these directions while chairing a high-level meeting to review working of the Power Development Depa...

IAF fighter jets to use national highways for emergency landing in India
a Mirage 2000 demonstrates capability
Agra (UP), May 21, (Scoop News Network)-The IAF has been considering the use of national highways for emergency landing by fighter aircraft, a senior defence official said on Thursday. He said this capability was demonstrated by IAF on Thursday by a Mirage-2000 aircraft which got airborne from one of the IAF bases in Central India. The official said all facilities like make shift Air Traffic Control, safety services, rescue vehicles, bird clearance parties and other requirements were set up by IAF personnel from Air Force Station Agra. "In coordination with the district magistrate (DM)...

Dy. CM reviews Amarnath Yatra arrangements
Asks Departments to work in close coordination for smooth conduct
Srinagar, May 20 (Scoop News)-Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh today directed the departments to work in close coordination for ensuring smooth conduct of the ensuing annual Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra. The Deputy Chief Minister was chairing a review meeting convened to discuss the issues relating to smooth conduct of ensuing Amarnath Ji Yatra starting from 2nd July. It was attended by Minister for Revenue, Javaid Mustafa Mir, Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Ch. Sukhnandan Kumar, Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment Bali Bhagat, Minister of State for R&B, Suni...

JK's tourism will depend on quality of environment: Mufti
Reviews functioning of Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Wullar-Manasbal Development Authorities
Srinagar / Gulmarg, May 20 (Scoop News)-Describing the natural beauty of Kashmir as God’s greatest gift, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, today emphasized that promotion of tourism will always remain subservient to the conservation of our priceless environment. He said resorts will be developed in a planned way and construction for creating basic facilities for visitors will be regulated by strictly abiding to proper procedural norms, as laid down in the Master Plans. The Chief Minister said this while taking separate reviews of Sonamarg, Wullar-Manasbal & Gulmarg Development Author...

 
 Ladakh News
Defence Minister visits army units in northern command
Leh (Ladakh), May 22, (Scoop News)-The Union Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar, arrived Friday on a two day official visit to Army formations of Northern Command accompanied by the Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh. He was received by Lt Gen DS Hooda, the Northern Army Commander at Thoise Airfield in Nubra valley of Ladakh re The Minister arrived at Leh Airport where he was briefed by Lt Gen BS Negi, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 14 Corps, on the overall security situation in the Corps Zone and along the Line of Actual Control (LoAC). The Defence Minister also visited the Si...

CEC inspects Igoo nallah training project works
Leh,May 21 (Scoop News)-The Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Leh Rigzin Spalbar on his 2nd day tour to Kharu block today visited Upper Igoo, Lower Igoo, Phuktsey, Shara-Sharnos, Gya, Rumtse, Sasoma Meeru, Upshi,Tuna and Kulum and assessed about the ongoing development activities being carried out in these villages. The CEC was accompanied by Executive Councilor Agriculture Sonam Dorje, Executive Councillor Animal & Sheep Husbandry Gyurmet Dorje Executive Councilor Tourism & CA&PD Mohd Shafi Lassu, Councilor Igoo Tashi Norboo, SDM Kharu Ghulam Mehdi and team of district officers and Engi...

Shantmanu reviews facilities for Health Department Leh
Leh, May 19 (Scoop News)-The important issues of recruitment, salary and infrastructure for the Health Department Leh remained the highlights of their review meeting conducted to take stock of the ongoing National Health programmes in Leh district today at Conference Hall Leh. The meeting was chaired by Commissioner Secretary Health & Medical Education J&K Government Shantmanu. Deputy Commissioner Leh Saugat Biswas who is also the Chairman of the Governing Body Rogi Kalyan Samiti SNM Hospital Leh was also present in the meeting. Chief Medical Officer Leh Dr. Phuntsog Wangchuk briefly...

CEC Leh visits Nimoo-Chilling road to assess the extent of damage by Phutkal Lake breach
Leh, May 19 (Scoop News)-As soon as road cleared up to Sku-Kaya bridge which was completely washed away due to sudden breach of accumulated water from the Phuktal river on 7th May, 2015, CEC LAHDC, Leh Rigzin Spalbar alongwith Councilor Sku-Markha Tsering Phuntsog and Executive Engineer Construction Division Tsering Angchok today afternoon visited the damaged site of bridge and Nimoo-Chilling road to assess the extent of damages. Interacting with the representatives of Sku-Markha area including Naib Sarpanch Kaya, Dorjey Gylatson, Panch Sku Padma Ladol and Member Markha Tsewang Rigzin a...

Spalbar inaugurates highest altitude retail outlet‘Dana Petrol Pump’
Leh,May 18 (Scoop News)-The highest altitude retail outlet of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited ‘Dana Petrol Pump’ was inaugurated by Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Leh Rigzin Spalbar and Nishi Vasudeva C& MD of HPCL in presence of Mrs Jeyakrishanan ED- Retail at Deskit Tsal near TCP Leh today. In a MoU with LAHDC, Leh and HPCL, this pump is one of the unique pump of its kind in India as the profit generated from this pump will be used for giving financial help to the needy and poor patients of Leh district seeking treatment from outside Ladakh. Expressing great happiness ...

800 volunteers took part in the cleanliness drive
Srinagar, May 18 (Scoop News)-A massive cleanliness drive spearheaded by Kargil police in which 800 volunteers participated was launched in Drass. The cleanliness drive is a part of operation Chuka Lhuakhmo that is going on in District Kargil. Under the operation Chuka Lhuakhmo, Kargil police launched 3rd cleanliness drive in Drass in collaboration with District Administration Kargil. Public places like parks, roads, schools and hospitals were cleaned off garbage by 800 volunteers including policemen, students, youth and fellow citizens of the town. About 14 tippers loads of garbage was fe...

Congress charges coalition partners of jeopardizing development in Ladakh region
Want equitable share in economic, education, health and tourism sectors:Samphel
Leh (Ladakh), May 17, (Scoop News)-Congress Party on Sunday denounced the coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir for discriminating against Ladakh region by jeopardizing its march towards development by creating hurdles in various sectors. In a memorandum submitted to the chief minister and his deputy , district congress committee (DCC) chief, Tsering Samphel, charged the authorities for deliberately with holding the funds to the order of rupees 364 million (30.64 crore) against the work done(Pending claims) for the fiscal year 2014-15 and allowing the same to lapse. “Never, this had...

Leh admn. flags off driving training for women
A road towards empowerment
Leh, May 16 (Scoop News)-The first batch of trainees under the Driving Training for Women Youth of Leh initiative was flagged off by District Development Commissioner, Leh, Saugat Biswas from DC office today. This is one of a kind initiative started by the District Administration, Leh through the Department of Employment, Leh in which young women from rural areas of Leh would be given 15 day driving training. in order to enable them to become self reliant and independent while also increasing avenues of employment for them. Speaking on the occasion, Saugat Biswas, on whose initiative...

 
 Debate
Jammu cries for “healing touch”
Straight talk
By K B Jandial Mufti Mohd Sayeed in his first stint as J&K Chief Minister had given a concept of “healing touch” which came to be the bulwark of the changed political narrative in Jammu and Kashmir during 2002-2005. During militancy, the State had witnessed several gory carnages in hills and not much was done for long term rehabilitation of the victims’ families. But the Mufti delivered on “healing touch” and hundreds of such neglected families were given the rehabilitation package by him at special functions. Most of them were from Jammu region. Healing touch was synonym to Muf...

Tragedy descends on Ismailis
By K N Pandita On Wednesday, a bus carrying about 60 people was on its way from Safoora Chowk in Karachi to Ayesha Manzil Ismaili centre. Six gunmen, dressed in police uniform and riding motor bicycles stopped the bus. They climbed on the bus and one of them yelled “kill them all”. Hell was let loose on innocent people of Ismaili faith. Forty-five were left dead and 13 injured in the attack. The driver was also shot dead, and an injured and bleeding passenger drove the ill-fated bus to the nearest hospital where the injured were admitted for treatment. In the history of terrorism...

Pakistan A Secular State - Can it happen ?
By B L Saraf “ Can Islamic Republic of Pakistan be a secular State .” This question was raised by Pakistan’s Chief Justice , Nasir –ul- Mulk , last week , while hearing petitions challenging the procedure for appointment of superior court judges under the 18th amendment and establishment of military courts under the 21st amendment to try terrorists . Chief Justice enquired whether Article 2 of the Pakistan Constitution , providing for Islam as a religion of the State , could be amended to replace it with secularism . He wanted to know could it be done by...

Governance, not ideology
By B L Saraf Whenever PDP – BJP government is confronted with the inherent irreconcilability of some issues, the managers of the Alliance try to wriggle out on the standard statement. The statement that 'ours is an alliance for governance and not of ideology or politics .' One can foresee a government without an ideology – particularly in an Indian context after the coalition era had set in - but to say that a governance module can be without an element of politics is to stretch credulity, too, far. Governance is the job of a political e...

Why should Pandits return to Kashmir ?
By Amit Kushari I cannot understand why the Government of India is so much interested in taking some Pandits back to Kashmir valley. What will India gain by incurring a huge expenditure in trying to rehabilitate the Pandits once again in the Kashmir valley? Do our leaders in Delhi really believe that India’s case will be strengthened in Kashmir if around 50,000 Kashmiri Hindus could be kept in specially created safe zones or smart cities, just as endangered animals are kept in sanctuaries or zoological parks? This is a ridiculous idea and I am shocked that the Government cou...

It is a break-through
By K.N. Pandita Nomination of a displaced Hindu (Pandit) from the valley as Member Legislative Council (MLC) of J&K has its own significance. It is different from nominations of a valley minority member in the upper house during previous regimes. The difference lies firstly in the incumbent viz. Shri Surinder Mohan Ambardar, coming from grassroots level of the minority community, and secondly, nominated by a party that is only partner in the government, and unlike previous regimes, does not enjoy outright numerical majority in the Assembly to rule the roost. It is for the first t...

My Activist - Your Activist
By B L SARAF Cold blooded murder of Sabeen Mahmud , a Karachi based human rights activist , and a muted response from the Indian intellectuals and the fellow travelers, to the tragedy, raises few questions . She was gunned down in Karachi , a week ago , whiles as her mother was seriously injured and is battling for life in a hospital . Just before Sabeen was killed she and her mother had attended a talk she had organized for the activists from Baluchistan . The activist spoke on the subject of hum...

Jammu Bandh, a Wake-up call for BJP!
By K B Jandial Unprecedented Friday Jammu bandh on the call of Jammu Chambers of Commerce and Industry against allotment of AIIMS to Kashmir reflects the surging resentment against the PDP-BJP alliance Govt. It is the first display of anger against the new Govt. amidst growing perception that BJP “sacrificing” Jammu’s interests. Perception is very important in politics which overshadows even massive mandate. Dy. CM Nirmal Singh reacted to it by saying that AIIMS won’t be “snatched” from Kashmir to give it to Jammu as BJP believes J&K as one entity. Moreover, AIIMS is ...

 Jammu News
Deport separatists to Pakistan or trifurcate J&K
with separate Jammu State:SRS
Jammu, May 22 (Scoop News)-Expressing serious concern over the continued instances of the waving of Pakistani flags and raising of pro-Pakistan slogans by separatist leaders and their supporters in Kashmir Valley, State President, Shri Ram Sena, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajiv Mahajan asked State as well Central Government to take strict action against such anti-national elements or deport them to Pakistan. "Those who are chanting pro-Pakistan slogans, especially the separatists along with their families, the Central Government shall not allow them to live on the soil of Indian nation," Rajiv said in a statement issued to Press. "This may result in the peace and prosperity of the Jammu and K...

BJP to celebrate one year of Modi’s Govt as ‘Jan Kalyan Parv’
Central & State Ministers, leaders to take part
Jammu, May 21 (Scoop News)-The State unit of BJP today announced to celebrate the one year of Narendra led Central Govt here in Jammu and Kashmir as ‘Jan Kalyan Parv’ on May 26, 27 and 28. To chalk out strategy for celebrating the one year of Narendra Modi Govt in Jammu and Kashmir, the State Unit of BJP convened a meeting of Office Bearers, District Presidents, District Prabharis, District Membership Incharges and District Maha Samparak Abhiyan Incharge. The meeting was held under the leadership of BJP State President & MP Jugal Kishore Sharma and BJP General Secretary (organisation) Ashok Koul, where BJP leaders discussed one year celebrations of Modi Govt, membership drive and Maha...

Multi crore land scam in Channi Himmat,J&K high court steps in
Justice Kotwal issues interim order to maintain status quo with regard to construction on reclaimed land of Thanger Nallah
Jammu, May 21 (Scoop News)-In a significant development in the multi crore land scam case the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Thursday directed the different state govt agencies including Jammu and Kashmir Housing Board to maintain the status quo with regard to construction on the land reclaimed from Thanger nallah in Channi Himmat Housing colony. After the deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh failed to set up high level inquiry to fix the responsibility of corrupt officers allegedly involved in allotment of reclaimed land of Thanger Nallah for commercial sites to private players a group of residents of Channi Himmat Housing colony led by PL Kohli, retired Additional Director Engineering...

Priya Sethi felicitates class 12th topper
Jammu, May 21 (Scoop News)-Minister of State for Education, Culture and Information Priya Sethi felicitated Vidushi Gupta who has topped in 12th examination with 97.6 percent marks in the science stream, here today. Senior leader Yudhvir Sethi was also present on the occasion. Vidushi has secured 488 marks and jointly shares the rank with another student. Appreciating efforts of the student, Priya said Vidushi has made her parents and school proud by achieving top position in her stream, adding that girls have proven their mettle by shinning in every field and it is duty of the parents to ...

DDC chairs officers meeting at Samba
Samba,May 21 (Scoop News)-In order to finalise the plan under Border Area Development Program at district level for 2015 -16 ,a meeting was convened by District Development Commissioner Samba Sheetal Nanda here at conference hall of DC office complex. CPO,ASP ,Deputy commandment BGF,ACD,Xen PHE,Xen PWD,Xen PDD and other district officers were present in the meeting. Threadbare discussions were held on the various works to be undertaken at border areas under BADP at district level which includes works like construction of lane drain ,community facilitation centre, improving road connectivity...

Effective governance at grassroots key to sustainable development: Zulfkar
Minister reviews progress of plan, CSS works at Banihal
Ramban, May 21 (Scoop News)-Minister for CA&PD and Tribal Affairs Choudhary Zulfkar today said effective and efficient governance at the grassroots level is vital for sustainable development. The Minister stated this while addressing a meeting to review the progress of District Plan and Centrally Sponsored Schemes at Banihal. MLA Ramban Neelam Kumar Langeh, MLA Banihal Vikar Rasool, DDC Ramban Farooq Shah Bukhari, Director CA&PD, Deputy Controller Legal Metrology Jammu, besides other senior officers were present in the meeting. The Minister took a thorough review of performance of all the departments. During the review the minister ordered an enquiry into non-payment of financi...

Reasi administration takes pledge to resist violence in all forms
Reasi, May 21 (Scoop News)-Taking anti-terrorism pledge by the officials of district administration and holding of seminars-cum-discussions marked the observance of anti-terrorism day here today. The anti-terrorism day is observed on the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Deputy Commissioner, Reasi-Sushama Chauhan administered the pledge to the staff of administrative block at Mini Secretariat, Reasi. The day is observed to create awareness among all masses about the danger of terrorism and violence and its effect on the society and the country as a whole, said Chauhan...

State Congress pays rich tributes to Rajiv Gandhi
Jammu, May 21 (Scoop News)-Rich tributes were paid to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 24th Death Anniversary today. The main function was held here at JK Resorts-Marble Market Jammu. A Blood Donation Camp was also organized at the venue, in which a large number of people donated blood. The function was presided over by the Senior Vice President PCC Shri Sham Lal Sharma and attended by CLP leader Shri N. Rigzin Zora; Former MP Shri Madan Lal Sharma; Vice Presidents PCC Shri Mula Ram, Raman Bhalla, Smt. Kanta Bhan; General Secretaries PCC, Co-Treasurer PCC Rajnish Sharma, Sha...

 
 Kashmir News
Abolishing Municipal committee Pahalgam is unconstitutional:Mehraj Lone
Employees begin indefinite strike
Pahalgam, May 22 (Scoop News)-Stating that state governmnet’s decision of abolishing Municipal committee Pahalgam is unconstitutional, more than 200 employees of 73-year old municipal committee of Kashmir began an indefinite strike here on Thursday. Led by Municipal employee’s union president, Mehraj Ahmad Lone, employees staged a forceful protest demonstration against the government inside the premises of municipal committee office and demanded roll back of the decision. “The decision of government to abolish the two municipal committees is unconstitutional and undemocratic. We will fight till government revokes the decision,” Mehraj said while addressing the employees earlier in the...

Transfers, postings in Finance Deptt
Srinagar, May 21 (Scoop News)-The Government today ordered following transfers and postings in the Finance department with immediate effect. Ramesh Singh Dy. Finance Officer/ CAO, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra has been transferred and posted as District Treasury Officer, Udhampur vice Sanjay Kumar. He will also hold the additional charge of the post of CAO, District Fund office Udhampur till a substitute is posted there. Ranbir Singh, CAO, Directorate of Estates, J&K has been transferred and posted as FA&CAO, Institute of Management and Public Administration (IMPA) vice Mohammad Araf Khan. Mohammad Araf Khan, FA&CAO, Institute of Management and Public Administration (IMPA...

Mirwaiz thanks people for making APHC & AAC sponsered programmes a success
criticises authorities for imposing restrictions
Srinagar, May 21, (Scoop News)-All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) spokesman, Thursday berated the state authorities for continuing with the bossy practices of its predecessors to appease their mentors by imposing unannounced restrictions in the valley and prevent people from converging at Eidgah The spokesman said that to commemorate the death anniversaries of Mirwaiz Mohammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone, a peaceful rally was planned by APHC at Eidgah, to offer collective tributes to the slain leaders and others. Ridiculing the government sponsored curfews, restrictions, house arrests, and other forms of repression, the hurriyat spokesman sternly condemned these oppressi...

JK Education Minister visits Dadasara to felicitate Matric toppers
‘Have best talent available in Govt schools, need to harness it’
Srinagar,May 21 (Scoop News)-Minister for Education, Mr Naeem Akhtar today visited Dadasara, Tral to personally felicitate the two girls of the village, who secured 1st and 2nd position in the Matriculation Examination. Coming from a humble background, Anika Shabir and Shaheera Shamim of Dadasara, secured 1st and 2nd position respectively in the matriculation examination. They are both students of Haj-Ahad Public School, Awantipora. The Minister visited the residences of both the girls and congratulated them and their families for coming out with shining colours in the examination. He sai...

Administrative and Financial mess, a backlog of NC-Congress regime : PDP
Srinagar,May 21 (Scoop News)-The administrative mess and financial liabilities are a backlog of NC-Congress coalition which will be over soon through visionary planning, better management and control. Addressing a day long convention of party delegates at Baramulla PDP General secretary Nizamudin Bhat said that thousands of regular employees, daily rated workers, casual labour and adhoc appointees in various departments are without salaries and wages from months together. The government is grappling with the crisis created through corruption, callousness and appeasement for pety pol...

6 injured in road mishaps
House damaged in fire
Srinagar, May 21 (Scoop News)-Six person were injured in different road accidents across the valley. An Alto car bearing registration number JK05A/5808 skidded off the road at Sultanpora Kandi and fell into a deep gorge resulting in injuries to three persons identified as Altaf Ahmad Khan resident of Nilsar, Abdul Aziz Khan resident of Nilsar and Fareed Ahmad Sheikh resident of Nambla Uri. All the injured were shifted to District Hospital Baramulla for treatment. Meanwhile, a Meximo vehicle bearing registration number JK09A-1561 hit and injured Ghulam Mohammad Ganie resident of Sadergund. The injured was shifted to Hospital for treatment. Police has registered a case in this regard...

2 Drug Peddlers held in Kupwara
A notorious burglar involved in 5 cases arrested in Kupwara
Srinagar, May 21 (Scoop News)-Kupwara police arrested two peddlers in two separate incidents and recovered consignments of Codeine Phosphate bottles from them besides a notorious burglar who is involved in 5 cases of burglary in Kupwara and Handwara was also arrested by a night patrol party. On a routine patrolling in the evening hours a police party of Police Station Kupwara noticed a suspicious movement of a person with hand bag in main market of Kupwara. The vigilant police party succeeded in nabbing the suspect who was identified as Rashid Malik son of Ghulam Nabi Malik resident of Malik Mohalla Kupwara. Upon searching his bag, police recovered about 20 bottles of Codeine Phosphat...

ICC Tahab lifts Pulwama Cricket T-20 Tourney
Srinagar, May 20 (Scoop News)-ICC Tahab lifts Pulwama T-20 Cricket Tourney that was organized by J&K police in Pulwama. DIG South Kashmir Nitish Kumar gave away the trophies to the winning and runner up teams in an impressive function at Pulwama today. Today the final match of Pulwama T-20 Cricket Tourney was played at District Police Lines, ground at Pulwama. The final was played between Gymkhana Srinagar and ICC Tahab Pulwama. ICC Tahab won the final match and clinched the title of the tournament. An impressive award function was held at the cricket ground. DIG South K...

 
 Other Stories
DG BRO calls on Mufti
‘BRO needs to prioritize maintenance of Nat'l Highway, Mughal Road'
Srinagar, May 21 (Scoop News)-Lt. Gen. R. M. Mittal, Director General (DG), Border Roads Organization (BRO), called on the Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, here this afternoon, and discussed various measures being taken by BRO to carry out repairs on National Highways (NHWs) and other vital roads looked after by it. This follows their earlier meeting at New Delhi on May 4, during which the Chief Minister had highlighted the need for carrying out urgent repairs of NHW I-A. Minister for Public Works, Syed Altaf Bukhari, Principal Secretary, P&D, B. R. Sharma, Principal Secretary to Chi...

Anti terrorism day observed at Sila garrison
such events help generate awareness among people about perils of terrorism: defence spokesman.
Reasi, May 21, (Scoop News)-Anti - Terrorism Day was observed at Sila Garrison near Reasi on Thursday by holding a oath-taking - ceremony attended by all officers, junior commissioned officers (JCO) and other ranks including civil staff, a defence spokesman said. He said the celebration of such events help in generating awareness amongst the citizens regarding the perils of terrorism as well as its adverse effect on the country and the world. "The day beholds special importance for people in uniform who have been fighting the war against terror and have laid their lives to maintain pe...

Governor and CUK Chancellor exchange experiences
Srinagar,May 21 (Scoop News)-Prof. Kumar Banerjee, noted nuclear scientist and Chancellor of Central University of Kashmir (CUK), met Governor, N.N. Vohra, who is Chancellor of the Central University of Jammu (CUJ), here at the Raj Bhavan today. He was accompanied by Prof. Mehraj-ud-Din, Vice-Chancellor, Central University of Kashmir. Prof. Banerjee discussed with the Governor the infrastructural difficulties being faced in the development of CUK because of the high ground water level in the area in which the new University Campus is coming up in district Ganderbal. The ...

To pomote new cow breed, centre releases Rs 40 cr to JK under NPBB
Modern Dairy, Yolk Farms to be established in the State to boost milk production: Sajad
Srinagar,May 21 (Scoop News)-Minister for Animal Husbandry, Mr Sajad Gani Lone has said that government is mulling to introduce a new cow breed ‘Red Sindhi’ to increase the milk production in the State. He said for the purpose a new Scheme ‘National Project on Bovine Breeding (NPBB)’ has been approved by the Centre for the State which aims at promoting the high breed livestock. This was stated by the Minister during a meeting of the officers of Live Stock Development Board (LSDB) convened to review the functioning of the Board. The Minister said that under the Scheme the Central Government has released Rs 40 crore to the State Government to promote the quality livestock and milk producti...

Hanjura calls on Union Textile Minister
‘Digital Cocoon Cold Storage Plant to be established in Srinagar’
New Delhi, May 21 (Scoop News)-Minister for Agriculture, Mr Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura today called on Union Minister for Textiles, Mr Santosh Kumar Gangwar and discussed promotion and development of Sericulture and Silk industry in J&K. Hanjura discussed in detail the continuation of central funding scheme on 90:10 basis for sericulture sector in J&K. He urged the Union Minister to continue the special funding for J&K, as it is a traditional sericulture state. The Union Minister assured Hanjura that all subsectors of sericulture like silkworm seed production, mulberry plantation, cocoon production and silk reeling and weaving will get funding through Central Silk Board. The Union Ministe...

Director General Border Roads Organization briefs Governor
Srinagar,May 21 (Scoop News)-Lt. Gen. R.M. Mittal, Director General, Border Roads Organization, called on N. N. Vohra, Governor Jammu and Kashmir, here at Raj Bhavan this evening. He was accompanied by Brigadier A.K Das, Chief Engineer, Beacon. During their meeting, Lt. Gen. Mittal briefed the Governor about the to date status of construction and maintenance of various road projects being executed by the Border Roads Organization to provide sustained connectivity, particularly to serve the remote areas in the State. The Governor stressed the vital importance of the various road building pr...

Indian Air Force jet successfully lands on highway
Mathura/Jammu, May 21 (Scoop News)- Indian Air Force aircraft landed at about 6:40am on Yamuna express highway near Mathura on Thursday. Defence spokesperson said that this capability was demonstrated by IAF today by a Mirage-2100 aircraft which got airborne from one of the IAF bases in Central India. All facilities like make shift Air Traffic Control, safety services, rescue vehicles, bird clearance parties and other requirements were set up by IAF personnel from Air Force Station Agra. Thereafter, in coordination with the District Magistrate and SP of Agra and Mathura, necessary tie...

Veeri, Drabu for introducing high density fruit plants, crop insurance
Direct officers to work out modalities on fast track basis
Srinagar, May 20 (Scoop News)-With a view to introduce new schemes for increasing fruit production in the State, a high level meeting of the officers of Horticulture, Finance Departments besides SKAUST and J&K Bank was held under joint chairmanship of Minister for Horticulture, Abdul Rehman Veeri and Minister for Finance, Haseeb Drabu here today. Minister for Public Works, Syed Altaf Ahmad Bukhari was also present in the meeting. Commissioner Secretary, Agriculture Production, Vice Chancellors SKAUST, Kashmir and Jammu, Chairman J&K Bank, Director General Budgets, Secretary Law, Director...

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