Saturday, September 22, 2018
 
 Top Stories of The Day
Result oriented dialogue between India, Pakistan imperative for peace in south Asia: Omar Abdullah
Welcomes proposed meeting of India Pakistan foreign ministers in New York
Srinagar, September 21 (Scoop News)-National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah on Friday welcomed the proposed meeting of India Pakistan foreign ministers in New York. Talking to media on the sidelines of a party function in Leh, Omar Abdullah reiterated the need for a sustained, structured and result-oriented dialogue between India and Pakistan. “It’s a heartening development that foreign ministers of both countries have agreed to meet on the sidelines of UN General Assembly session in New York. I expect good things to come out of it because its time for the leadership of both countries to resolve all outstanding issues including that of Kashmir.” Emphasizing that there is no alternative to dialogue, the NC Vice President said, “Seeking dialogue with Pakistan is based on our aspiration to see an end to instability, violence, death and destruction in Jammu and Kashmir. We ...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
Dr. Farooq, Omar Abdullah grieved over killing of 3 policemen in Shopian
Strongly condemn cowardly act, express solidarity with the families
Srinagar, September 21 (Scoop News)-National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Vice President Mr. Omar Abdullah on Friday expressed profound grief over the abduction and brutal killing of three policemen in Shopian. Strongly condemning the cowardly attack, Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Mr. Omar Abdullah expressed their solidarity with the families of slain SPOs Firdous Ahmad Kuchay, Kulwant Singh and Nisar Ahmad. Both leaders prayed for peace to the departed souls. Senior National Conference Leaders including NC General Secretary Haji Ali Muhammad Sagar, Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, Party Leaders and Legislators have also expressed profound grief and sorrow ove...

JK Police pay tributes to martyred cops
Srinagar, September 21 (Scoop News)- The Jammu and Kashmir Police today paid floral tributes to cops , who was killed by militants after abducting them in south Kashmir's Shopian district. “Wreath laying ceremony for three of our colleagues Nisar Ahmad, Firdous Ahmad and Kuldeep Singh who were martyred today in a barbaric act of terrorism was held at District Police Lines Shopian”,Police said.. Civil and Police officers led by IGP Kashmir Shri S.P Pani laid floral wreaths and paid rich tributes to the martyred souls. Among others, DIG SKR, SSP Shopian, SSP Awantipora, SSP K...

3 abducted policemen killed by militants in Shopian,5 LeT miltants eliminated in Bandipora
Killing of three policemen in Shopian unfortunate, tragic: Tarigami
Srinagar, September 21 (Scoop News)- Three abducted policemen were killed by militants in Shopian district today. Police spokesman today said that Terrorist abducted three cops in District Shopian and later killed them brutally in an inhuman act of terror. They were identified as Nisar Ahmad Dhobi son of Abdul Rashid resident of Kapren, Shopian, Firdous Kuchay son of Abdul Gani resident of Batagund, Shopian and Kulwant Singh son of Dhoop Singh resident of Batagund, Shopian. Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo today claimed responsibility for the abductions and killing of three policemen. Police has registered a case in this regard. Preliminary investigation reve...

NC working towards ensuring mutual trust among all regions of the state: Omar
Srinagar, September 20 (Scoop News)- National Conference Vice President Mr Omar Abdullah Thursday reiterated the party’s resolve and commitment towards ensuring unity among all the three regions of the state. “NC is the only party which envisioned and worked towards ensuring a permanent bond of mutual trust between people in the three regions of the state. We have practically demonstrated greater political will by facilitating Ladakh region into an era of prosperity, connectivity and progress,” Omar said while interacting with party workers at Kargil. He is on a seven day tour to areas in Leh and Kargil. Those present on the occasion included Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, sen...

 
 Ladakh News
BJP declares MC Election Committee list for Leh
Leh, September 21 (Scoop News)-BJP declared its MC Election Committee for Leh in a marathon meeting conducted in the Chairmanship of BJP State General Secretary Yudhvir Sethi. Yudhvir Sethi, while giving details about the committee, said that Chering Dorjey (MLC) will be the Chairman of the committee, while Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, President BJP Leh, Nawang Tsering Vice President (HQ),BJP Leh, Dr. Skalzang Dorjey Gen. Secretary (Pol.Affairs), BJP Leh, Ven. Lama Lobzang Nyantak, Councillor and Tsering Namgyal, President, BJYM Leh will be the honourable members of the committee. Yudhvir Se...

Yoom-e-Ashoora observed in Kargil with great religious fervor
People Should Follow the Path of Hussain for Peacefull World: Nazir Mehdi
Kargil, September 20 (Scoop News)-Youm-e-Ashura was observed on Thursday with reverence and religious fervour throughout Kargil Ladakh region to pay tributes to Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), and his companions for their supreme sacrifice in Karbala. Thousands of people gathered in Kargil town to commemorate the Ashura e Hussaini in Kargil town. Meanwhile these processions were organised by Anjuman e Jami’at e Isna Ashariya and Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust. People were beating their chests and reciting lamentations on Imam Hussain and his companion who g...

Yoom-e-Ashoora observed in Leh with great religious fervor
Leh,September 20 (Scoop News)- Yoom-e-Ashoora was observed in Leh today with great religious fervor by the Shia community of Ladakh. Thousands of people across Leh district took part in the Ashoora procession that begun from Chutey-ranthak Masjid with Noha Khwani recitation passing through Leh main market and culminated at Imam Bara Leh. The religious leaders addressing to the huge gathering at both the Masjid Chutey-ranthak and Imam Bara threw lights on the importance of the teachings of Imam Hussain and said that Ashoora symbolizes the struggle against cruelty, injustice and oppression of Yazeed. They said that Imam Hussain achieved martyrdom because of his devotion to the eternal tru...

Annual Ladakh Festival to commence on Sept 22.
Leh,September 19 (Scoop News)-Ladakh Festival, 2018 will be commenced from 22nd to 25th September which is an annual festival of Leh district celebrated every year with the dual objective of lengthening tourist season in Leh and to promote the glorious cultural heritage of Ladakh in outside world. It is organised jointly by LAHDC, Leh and J&K Tourism Department. As per past practice, this year also Ladakh Festival will begin with a colourful procession of cultural troupes from all part of the district and school children performing on traditional musical orchestra starting from Karzoo through Leh market that finally ends at Polo-ground, Leh. Villagers from Nubra, Changthang, central Lada...

English version of ‘History of Maryul Ladakh’ by Tashi Rabgais released
people urge authorities to confer Padma award on ‘grand old man’
Leh(Ladakh), September 19, (Scoop News)-Deploring that Ladakhi society is heading towards individualistic and self centered community, former minister and a lawmaker, Nawang Rigzin Jora, said they have forgotten to respect and admire the persons whose contributions have shaped the destiny of its people. Speaking at a book releasing event here on Tuesday, he said the contribution made by Tashi Rabgias in the field of culture is huge. “Besides being a historian he (Rabgias) is an acclaimed master of Buddhism,” Jora added. He said Buddhist way of life is meant to consist in carrying a minimum baggage, both material and spiritual. For this reason the Buddha’s pronouncements can appear terse...

Zanskar, other deputations meet Advisor Ganai
Put up demands, seek redressal
Srinagar, September 18 (Scoop News)- Deputations and individuals from across the Valley met the Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai here today and brought their issues into his notice. A deputation from Zanskar demanded upgradation of infrastructure and tourism promotion in the area. Deputations from Kupwara, Budgam, Pulwama, Baramulla and other areas also met the Advisor and sought augmentation of developmental process in their areas particularly in sectors like road connectivity, power distribution and drinking water facilities. Responding to the demands of deputations, the Advisor directed the concerned departments to ensure that benefits of various development and welfare schem...

DC Leh reviews working of health services department
Leh, September 18 (Scoop News)- Deputy Commissioner, Leh Avny Lavasa today convened a meeting to discuss the services of medical consultants and other issues related to health department yesterday in the conference Hall of DC office, Leh. The Deputy Commissioner directed the chemist’s association to ensure that government doctors working with them do not work in private capacity between 9:45 am to 4:15 pm. They were also directed to alter the timings displayed at their shops/clinics to read 9:45 am as last morning time and 4:15 pm as the first time in the evening for consultation. In presence of DC, a committee was also constituted headed by ADC Leh, Moses Kunzang ...

Rigzin Spalgon has been appointed as Assistant Returning Officer,Leh
Leh, September 18 (Scoop News)- In exercise of powers conferred by the Chief Electoral Officer, Jammu & Kashmir vide his letter No. 2027/CEO/ME/RO/ARO/2018/5580-5608, dated: 16-9-2018, District Election Officer/ Deputy Commissioner, Leh has issued an order in which Rigzin Spalgon, Administrator, Municipal Committee, Leh has been appointed as Assistant Returning Officer (ARO, HQ). As per the order, he shall receive nomination papers on behalf of all Returning Officers for Municipal Elections and transfer the same to the concerned ROs on daily basis. ...

 
 Debate
Interrupted Peace Process and the Way Forward
Dr Ashok Bhan Peace process in Jammu and Kashmir began circa 1995 with resumption of political activities leading to the assembly election of 1996 and formation of an elected Government after a prolonged Governor/President’s rule. It peaked off with assembly elections of 2014. For a variety of reasons this election was an important milestone in the peace initiative. The situation on ground was far more peaceful than any of the preceding three assembly elections in 1996, 2002 and 2008. Credible electoral exercises had substantially reduced the ‘democratic deficit’. A huge voter turnout, even in constituencies with sizeable separatists’ influence, was a testimony to the faith in ...

Kashmir Policy - A journey to nowhere
B L Saraf When Narendra Modi led NDA government took charge in Delhi , in May 2014 , Srinagar had an elected government in place . The December, 2014 state Assembly election voted that out and ushered in a new coalition government headed by late Mufti Sayeed - of which the BJP was an important constituent . Central NDA government is completing the term and J & K doesn’t have an elected government . Governor rules the state . Though not exactly so on the facts , yet impression wise we are back to the period of 1990 when , for years together , we didn’t have an elected government in the S...

Re-structuring of the RR Headquarter?
K.N. Pandita In a recent issue, the Daily Excelsior of Jammu informed that the Army was contemplating re-structuring of the Rashtriya Rifles Headquarters for better operational capability and strategic and logistic efficacy. Rashtriya Rifles (RR) force was raised soon after armed insurgency surfaced in Jammu and Kashmir in 1990. Ever since, the force with headquarters in New Delhi, has been fighting the jihadi armed groups raised in Pakistan and helped to sneak into our side of the border across both LoC and International border. It is more than two decades and a half that the force is operating in J&K, particularly the valley. It has inflicted heavy losses on the enemy ...

Convergence of the strongest and the largest
By K.N. Pandita The US high power delegation led by the Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, and including the US Army Chief, has just concluded its visit to India. The two countries are moving towards closer cooperation in their efforts for regional and global peace and development. The US lately recognizes that the strongest and the largest democracy in the world should have convergence on approach to many regional and global problems with terrorism at the top of them all. Strategic importance of relationship between the US and India lies primarily in their political arrangement of democratic governance. While the US is the strongest democracy in the world Ind...

The US-Pakistan relations at crossroads
K.N. Pandita A fracas over a telephonic message from the Secretary of State Michael Pompeo to Imran Khan on 23 August only added to the already strained relations between the US and its former South Asian ally. Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi contradicted the content of the call. The State Department had said in readout that during the call "Pompeo raised the importance of Pakistan taking decisive action against all terrorists operating in Pakistan". Islamabad refuted the US readout as incorrect, saying that this "issue of terrorism" was not discussed. However, when questioned by a reporter, the U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said there w...

NC’s Poll Boycott: Politics of Political blackmail?
Straight Talk
K.B. Jandial Dr. Farooq Abdullah has done it again; a huge U-turn within four days. He linked State and Centre’s stand on impugned Article 35A in and outside Supreme Court (SC) with the forthcoming Civic and Panchayat polls, threatening that if they don’t clarify their stand on it and indicate steps to protect it, NC is out of it. Indeed, it is quite a smart move which many call political blackmailing. With his increased bonhomie with Modi Govt and the new Governor S.P. Malik and his recent ‘war cry’ of Bharat Mata Ke Jai at all-party prayer meeting for late Atal Behari Vajpayee at Delhi in presence of PM Modi, RSS Chief and all other national leader...

Law Catches Up With the ‘Activists’
B L Saraf Maharashtra Police has raided homes of several activist and arrested them from various places in the country . These activists are alleged to be linked with the Maoist Party which reportedly planned to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi . The arrest of the five activists for allegedly helping Maoists , we are told , is the part of Centre’s long pending plan to cripple an influential net work suspected to be working for the underground left wing extremists who attack security forces and innocent people , associated with the developmental work . According to the report prepared by the Union Home Ministry, in 2012 , 7 out of 10 activists ...

Relevance of the ‘Vajpayee Doctrine’
Dr Ashok Bhan Former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee poured his heart out when he famously announced in a public rally in Srinagar in April 2003 that issues can be resolved if we move forward guided by the principles of ‘Insaniyat’, ‘Jamhooriyat’ and ‘Kashmiriyat’. ‘Vajpayee doctrine’ has been quite often debated and variously interpreted. One unmistakable inference that can be drawn is that it was enthusiastically received by the people of the state. The statements emanating from Kashmir, including from separatists’ camp, mourning Vajpayee’s passing away is a testimony to the high esteem in which he was held. He had created a striking impact and generated hope. As we g...

 Jammu News
BJP will clean sweep in the local elections: Khanna
Jammu, September 21 (Scoop News)-BJP National Vice-President and Prabhari for the state of Jammu & Kashmir, Avinash Rai Khanna chaired multiple meetings at Kathua, Samba and Jammu in a packed scheduled tour of J&K. State President Ravinder Raina (MLA), MP (Lok Sabha) Jugal Kishore Sharma, MP (Rajya Sabha) Shamsher Singh Manhas, former Dy. CM Kavinder Gupta also addressed the meetings attended by State Office Bearers, MLAs, MLCs, District Office Bearers, senior leaders and the BJP candidates for the local elections. Avinash Rai Khanna, while addressing in the meetings, focussed on the strategy for winning the elections. He provided the candidates with the useful tips for these electi...

‘Double Game’ plan of NC exposed accuses BJP
Jammu, September 21 (Scoop News)-As a well calculated move, National Conference (NC) President Dr Farooq Abdullah announced the boycott of the local bodies and panchayat elections in the state using “assurance of State and Central Governments on the continuation of Art 35A” as an alibi. “The ploy of the NC was very obvious in which it once again wanted to “blackmail” the Centre in the hope that it would succumb to its dictate as has been happening during the UPA regime. It got a boost with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) also joining the fray and Congress maintaining an ambivalent stand initially but the decision of the government to go ahead with the elections and Congress ultimately deci...

Advisor Kumar reviews developmental scenario, implementation of schemes in Udhampur
Asks officers to ensure timely completion of projects; Assures people for resolution of their issues
Udhampur, September 21 (Scoop News)-Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today visited Udhampur to review the progress of major developmental projects, implementation of flagship schemes in the district. The Advisor convened a meeting with the district officers of various departments to review the project-wise status of all ongoing developmental projects. Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma, IGP Jammu Dr. S D Singh, DDC Udhampur Ravinder Kumar, DIG Udhampur Reasi Range Bhim Sen Tuti, SSP Udhampur Rayees Mohammed Bhat, ADDC Arvind Sharma, ADC Gurvinderjeet Singh, CPO Rajeev Bhushan, ACR SonuPargal, ACD Noor Alam besides other senior officers were present in the meeting. DDC Udhampur ...

5056 girls provided Rs 19.86 cr under Marriage Assistance Scheme
Srinagar, September 21 (Scoop News)- Secretary Social Welfare, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone today reviewed the progress on implementation of the State Marriage Assistance Scheme (SMAS). Under this welfare initiative state government provides financial assistance of Rs 25000 and cost of 5 gm Gold to those marriageable girls whosefamilies are facing dire financial constraints. The meeting was informed that the Social Welfare Department has, during the current month, sanctioned financial assistance to the tune of Rs 10.12 crore in favor of 2568 beneficiaries under the scheme. The newly sanctioned cases include 159 in Jammu, 27 in Ganderbal, 224 in Kishtwar, 16 in Srinagar, 100 in Kulgam 100, 131 ...

Several major surgeries conducted at DH Rajouri
43 patients provided dialysis services Drug De-Addiction centre and Skill Development Centre to be made functional soon
Rajouri, September 21 (Scoop News)- Six major surgeries including three Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy for Gall Bladder stones were performed today here at District Hospital Rajouri. As per the OT schedule surgeries were conducted by a team of doctors headed by Dr. Mushtaq Choudhary laparoscopic surgeon and Dr. Bashir Ahmed Khan Sr. Anesthetist, despite it being Gazetted holiday today. A total of 50 cases underwent the advanced surgical procedures during the last two and a half months after starting the facility in the district hospital. Advanced orthopedic surgical procedures are also performed under image intensifier(C-ARM) at DH Rajouri like closed interlocking nail tibia and femur, ...

Martyred BSF personnel’s mutilated body recovered nearly 50 metres inside Pakistan territory, multiple cuts
deep gash on neck, three bullet marks on body, blood stains confirm body dragged to other side
Ramgarh Sector, September 21, (Scoop News)-The mutilated body of Border Security Force (BSF) head constable, Narender Singh, was recovered nearly 50 meters inside Pakistan territory as Battalion Action Team (BAT) men had abducted, tortured and killed him on their side. According to well informed sources, it was during extensive joint search operations by BSF personnel and Pakistan Rangers on both sides of the border that the body of Narinder Singh with multiple cuts and a deep gash on his neck besides three bullet marks was found lying in a pool of blood. On Tuesday, a BSF party including late Singh was assigned to get elephant grass removed from the area outside the bor...

PCJ announces results of Fourth Ashok Sodhi Memorial Photography Awards
Jammu,September 21 (Scoop News)-Press Club of Jammu today announced results of Fourth Ashok Sodhi Memorial Awards for Best Photography 2018 by the four member jury at a function organised here. The participation of photojournalists increased manifold this year as compared to 2015, 2016 and 2017 awards. The winners of the fourth edition included Basit Zargar (first place) from Srinagar, Raman Raina (second place) from Daily Shadow newspaper and Pradeep Bakshi (Third Place) of national Hindi Daily Dainik Jagran. They were awarded a cash prize of Rs 11,000, Rs 8,000 and Rs 5000 respectively. Meanwhile the consolation prize winners included Abhinav Behl (IMSA Student), Umair Asif Zargar (p...

Pak philatelic bureau issues about a score of dedicatory postage stamps on terror activities in Kashmir and terror icons
a novel way of circulating propaganda material across globe says security experts.
Jammu, September 21, (Scoop News)-In a attempt to express solidarity with Kashmiris in their supposed fight against Indian occupation, Karachi Philatelic Bureau of Pakistan Postal Department has issued about a score of remembrance postage stamps as a token of support. According to an Indian news channel report, some of the pictures used in these postal stamps are upsetting and depict victims of alleged atrocities in Kashmir including protest rallies, plight of women, pallet gun victims, mass graves and use of chemical weapons besides number of slain terrorists including Burhan Wani. The postal stamps are available on e- Bay and other trading sites for US $ 6.99 (INR 497) and costs I...

 
 Kashmir News
DAK issues advisory on flu vaccination
Srinagar, September 21 (Scoop News)- With flu season just around the corner, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Friday urged people to get vaccinated against flu. “Vaccination is the single best defense against flu,” said DAK President and flu expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan. He said everyone 6 months and older should get annual flu vaccine before the start of flu season which begins in October and can last as late as May. Since it takes two weeks for flu vaccine to become fully effective, it is best to get the vaccine now. However, vaccination should continue to be offered throughout the flu season. Dr Nisar said this season’s flu vaccine has been updated to better match currently circu...

Disruptive and communal politics of RSS must be defeated:Tarigami
Srinagar,September 20 (Scoop News)- CPI(M) disapproves the statement of RSS chief in which he has once again attacked the special constitutional status of Jammu And Kashmir State by calling for the scrapping of Article 35-A and Article 370 in a public programme. Since RSS is the ideologocal mentor of BJP, a statement like this confirms the apprehension that the cat may be finally out of bag and that the BJP government may well be on its way to scrap the Article 35-A for polarization and its petty electoral gains. However the people of Jammu and Kashmir have always rejected such divisive designs of communal forces. Mohan Bhagwat seems to be ignorant of the historical realities and the ba...

Mirwaiz to deliver sermon on Ashoora, pay tributes to Imam Hussain and martyrs of Karbala at Alam Seb
between 3,30 pm and Asar prayers on Friday
Srinagar, September 20, (Scoop News)-APHC leader and Mutahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU) head Mirwaiz Umar Farooq paid glorious tributes to the martyrs of Karbala Hazrat Imam Hussain, his family and companions, stating that their great sacrifice infused new life and meaning into understanding Islam . He said that despite being far less in number, up against a mighty enemy , Imam Hussain fought courageously with faith and conviction along with his companions till his last breath, to uphold the great principles of Islam which he stood by. Mirwaiz said that Imam Hussain refused to surrender before falsehood and deceit and instead fought for truth and righteousness. He preferred to...

ITI Jammu celebrates its Top ranking in State
Jammu, September 20 (Scoop News)-Government Industrial Training Institute Jammu today organized an event to celebrate its 1st Rank in J&K State & 51st All India Rank in the grading process. Pertinently, the ranking was issued by Directorate General of Training (DGT) , Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (Govt. of India) . Global rating agency CRISIL has carried the entire grading process throughout the country. Director Technical Education, J&K, Anoo Malhotra was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Director Technical Education appreciated the efforts of the faculty members and Head of the Institutions for achieving the prestigious ranking among 133...

Second edition of PHD Golf Tourism Conclave, Tournament from Sept 22
Srinagar, September 20 (Scoop News)-The Department of Tourism is going to organize the second edition of PHD Golf tourism conclave and tournament fromSeptember22-23, 2018 at Srinagar. The second edition will be held in association with J&K Golf Development & Management Authority, RSGC and the PHD Chamber. The Tourism Conclave will be held on September 22 at SKICC and the Golf Tournament on 23 September at Royal Springs Golf Course. “The objective of organizing the conclave and tournament is to promote the golf courses of Jammu and Kashmir. This will not only boost the tourism sector but also bring it on the international and domestic tourism map,” a statement of the Tourism Departmen...

Asgar Samoon reviews working of Animal, Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries Deptts
Launches ‘Online lab reporting module’ app for district disease diagnosis laboratories
Srinagar, September 20 (Scoop News)-Principal Secretary, Animal, Sheep husbandry, fisheries and Transport department, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon today chaired a meeting of officials of Animal, Sheep husbandry and fisheries departments to review their working and status of various projects being implemented under different state and central sponsored schemes. The meeting was attended by Director fisheries, Kashmir, R N Pandita, Director Animal husbandry, Kashmir, M Y Chaproo, the officials of Animal husbandry, Sheep husbandry, fisheries, Law, Finance, Planning and other concerned departments. Besides, Director Animal Husbandry, Jammu, Director Sheep husbandry, Jammu and other concerned offici...

Finance Deptt asks Administrative Secys to furnish details of unfunded, languishing projects
Srinagar, September 20 (Scoop News)-The Government has asked the Administrative Secretaries to furnish details of all the unfunded/languishing projects pertaining to their respective Departments. “All the Administrative Secretaries are requested to furnish details of the unfunded/languishing projects pertaining to their respective Departments latest by 30th September, 2018,” said a communication issued by the Finance Department. It said the Government has already constituted a High-Powered Committee (HPC) for approving unfunded projects which shall be funded through Jammu and Kashmir Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation (JKIDFC) Ltd. “The projects will be considered for fundi...

Rs 10.12 cr provided to 2568 beneficiaries under SMAS during current month
Secy Social Welfare calls for expediting all pending cases
Srinagar, September 20 (Scoop News)-Secretary Social Welfare, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone today reviewed the progress on implementation of the State Marriage Assistance Scheme (SMAS). The meeting was informed that the Social Welfare Department has, during the current month, sanctioned financial assistance to the tune of Rs 10.12 crore in favor of 2568 beneficiaries under the scheme. The newly sanctioned cases include 159 in Jammu, 27 in Ganderbal, 224 in Kishtwar, 16 in Srinagar, 100 in Kulgam 100, 131 in Udhampur, 46 in Baramulla, 41 in Doda, 351 in Anantnag 351, 90 in Bandipora, 198 in Budgam, 242 in Rajouri, 200 in Kupwara, 150 in Reasi 150, 97 in Samba, 65 in Leh 65, 285 in Shopian 285 and...

 
 Other Stories
Rationalization of Anganwadi Centres: Govt constitutes district-level official panels
Srinagar, September 21 (Scoop News)- The Government has ordered constitution of District-level official panels for rationalization of the Anganwadi Centres across the State. According to an order issued by Secretary to the Government, Social Welfare Department, each district-level committee will be headed by the District Programme Officer ICDS of the concerned district. The Members of the Committee include concerned District Social Welfare Officer and Senior-most CDPO of the district, to be nominated by the Programme Officer. The district-level committees shall take comprehensive review of existing Anganwadi Centers in light of Government of India norms particularly number of childre...

Holding Panchayat and ULB elections in J&K meaningless until peace is not restored: Vakil
Srinagar,September 21 (Scoop News)-President of Jammu and Kashmir Bachavo Tehreek and Former Minister Abdul Gani Vakil today in a statement welcomed the proposed meeting between Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan on the sidelines of UN General Assembly Session in New York this month and said that dialogue is the only way out to resolve Kashmir issue and an opportunity to bring both the countries closer so that common masses in both the countries could get rid of the vicious cycle of death and destruction as it is the only direction which will ultimately lead both the countries somewhere towards positivity and resolution of Kashmir issue. Expressing concern over the motive an...

Dr. Farooq, Omar Abdullah pay tributes to martyrs of Karbala on Youm-e-Ashura
Srinagar, September 20 (Scoop News)-National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah Thursday paid rich tributes to martyrs of Karbala on Youm-e-Ashura and said Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS), the epitome of righteousness and purity of thought, has given the highest degree of sacrifice to uphold principles of truth and human dignity. Dr Farooq said that Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions exhibited unparalleled courage and patience and made historic sacrifices at Karbala which strengthened Islam and denied the evil forces to make us bow before them. He prayed for peace and well being of the State and its people. National Conference Vice President Mr. Omar Abdullah said that the ultimate ...

Ganderbal Police solves murder case of a 12 year young boy
Accused Arrested
Srinagar, September 20 (Scoop News)-: On 18th of September 2018, Police Post Nagbal received information about murder of a teenager Faisal Hussain Misger son of Mohammad Hussain Misger resident of Busserbugh Alastang Ganderbal. Accordingly, a case FIR number 168/2018 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Ganderbal and investigation was started. During the course of investigation, a special investigating team was constituted by SSP Ganderbal Shri Khalil Ahmad Poswal-JKPS headed by ASP Ganderbal. The team rushed to the spot and the body was taken into posession for carrying out post mortem and other legal formalities. During course of investigation, one suspec...

Mohan Bagwat’s statement on 35-A and 370 misleading:Er Rasheed
Challenges Mohan Bagwat for an open debate over J&K dispute, ridicules state Congress Chiefs statement on special status to J&K.
Srinagar, September 20 (Scoop News)-Calling RSS Chief Mohan Bagwat’s statement about Article 370 and 35-A as unrealistic, AIP President Er Rasheed has challenged RSS leadership to discuss on merits not only the special status granted to J&K but the sanctity, validity and credibility of instrument of accession between New Delhi and J&K. In a statement issued today Er Rasheed said, “on one hand RSS invites its political opponents and people with divergent views and religions for open discussions and debates, which should be welcomed, but on the other hand feels often scared and frightened to discuss seventy year long dispute with the people of J&K, whom RSS and its associates have be...

Advisor Kumar chairs 13th Standing Committee meet of State Board for Wildlife
Srinagar, September 20 (Scoop News)- Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar chaired the 13th meeting of Standing Committee of State Board for Wildlife, here today. The meeting was attended by Commissioner Secretary Forests, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, IG HQs Anand Jain, PCCF Suresh Chugh, Chief Engineer NHPC Dr A K Tripathi, Chairman PCB Ravi Kesar, Former IAS Dr M K Ranjit Singh Jhala, other members of the board and concerned officers. The meeting began with the discussion on Action Taken Report of 12th meeting of Standing Committee of State Board for Wildlife. Various proposals were presented before the committee for consideration and approval, which includes permission for laying of pipes and ...

President Chamber of Commerce Kashmir meets PCCF Forests
Srinagar, September 20 (Scoop News)- The President Chamber of Commerce Kashmir, Mohammad Ashraf Mir today called on Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) Suresh Chugh, to discuss the issue related to Wood Based Industries. He briefed the PCCF about the problems being faced by Wood Based Industries in getting their Licenses renewed. The PCCF listened to their grievances and ensured that he will look into the matter and find a solution so that these Licenses are renewed in shortest possible time. Mir presented a copy of notification issued by the Ministry of Forest, Environment and Climate Change, Government of India regarding the subject. He also discussed issues with regard to S...

Govt committed to provide every facility to the far-flung areas: Div Com
Srinagar, September 20 (Scoop News)-Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today said that the government is committed to provide every facility to the far-flung areas. The Divisional Commissioner made these remarks while took a detailed review of supply, stocking, distribution of food grains, and availability of K-oil and LPG in far-flung areas of Kashmir division including Leh and Kargil districts. During the meeting, the Div Com was apprised about the requirements, stock and supply position with respect to essential commodities of food grains, petroleum products, LPG, construction material, medicines, cement, consumer goods, timber, firewood and other material. Director...

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Pathan PM has a Pathan problem
Justice system proved unsuccessful in giving justice to the public especially in India
Pin Pakistan for Taliban-al Qaeda resurgence
Problems for Pak first lady’s ex-husband
Pak duplicity on Islam and Muslims
The Shireen Mazari model for Resolution of the Kashmir Issue
Pak duplicity on Islam and Muslims
Diagnosis of Article 35A : Let those who support this ladder to heavens answer
Kashmir’s Celluloid Years
Diagnosis of Article 35-A, confusion/disinformation
 
 
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