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Several members took part in General Discussion on Budget 2018-2019
Jammu, January 16, (Scoop News)-Several members today took part in General Discussion on Budget 2018-19 in Legislative Assembly and expressed their opinions, suggestions and concerns on the Budget proposals. While continuing the discussion on Budget, MLA Pahalgam Altaf Ahmad Wani urged for improved efforts for strengthening the power infra in the state, and asked for ensuring proper utilization of funds released under power sector. He also demanded for increase in the wages of SPOs. Javid Ahmad Rana while taking part in the discussion called for political and diplomatic resolution for restoring long term peace and normalcy in the state. Terming peace paramount for economic development, h...

Structural interventions promoting JK’s endogenous growth: Dr Drabu
‘Wide-ranging fiscal reforms aimed at economic revival through enhanced public expenditure; Social inclusion’
Jammu, January 16, (Scoop News)-Asserting that the basic theme of Budget 2018-19 is to revive JK’s economy and promote endogenous growth through enhanced public expenditure, Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu today said the local fiscal system got shattered because of the 2014 floods, 2016 disturbances, demonetization and GST and needs to be put back on track through sustained interventions. “We are steadily moving towards putting in place a wide-ranging public expenditure policy in the State so that the money keeps continuously flowing and circulating in the system to keep local economy enduring,” Dr Drabu said while winding up the discussion on the Budget proposals for 2018-19 in t...

LC Proceedings :Discussion on budget continues in Upper House
Jammu, January 16, (Scoop News)-Several members of Upper House participated in discussion on Budget 2018-2019 on second day today and gave their valuable suggestions. Participating in the debate, Ajat Shatru Singh, appreciated the government for presenting the people friendly budget for the year 2018-19 in which people of all walks of life have been included. He said that introduction of Pays and Accounts office (PAO) will bring transparency and and help to check corruption in the system. Hailing the employee friendly schemes included in the budget, Ajat shatru Singh stressed upon employees to work with more dedication and honesty to come up to the expectations of the government as w...

Construction of bunkers is need of the hour and not anti-developmental: BJP
Jammu, January 15, (Scoop News)- To ensure the safety of its citizens is the responsibility of every government and they cannot be left to fend for themselves when our hostile neighbour is hell bent to repeatedly target civilian areas close to the IB/LOC in violation of all international conventions/norms stated Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party, in a press release issued by the Party. It is to meet this onerous responsibility that Government of India has sanctioned 415.73 crore for construction of bunkers for the security of people residing on the IB/LOC. In fact, this was a long pending demand of hapless border dwellers. The bunkers are needed to provide imm...

Prominent activists of Inderwal join NC in presence of Dr Farooq
Jammu, January 15, (Scoop News)- National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Monday exhorted the cadre to close their ranks for meeting challenges confronted to Jammu and Kashmir. “J&K is passing through difficult times and there is need for a collective effort to steer it to peace and tranquility by maintaining religious and regional unity”, Dr Abdullah said while welcoming several prominent activists of Inderwal into the party fold in presence of senior functionaries. Dr Abdullah recalled the key role played by National Conference during most testing times in making a turnaround in the situation and instilling sense of security and safety among people. He also dwelt upon the p...

JKPCC takes exception to objectionable utterance of PDP leaders sympathising with militants
Jammu January 15, (Scoop News)-JKPCC chief spokesperson, Ravinder Sharma, has taken an exception to highly objectionable utterances of certain PDP leaders who have openly tried to sympathise with the militants and identity with the anti-India sentiments for vested political interests. Referring some recent utterances of senior PDP- leaders wherein they have indentified themselves as sympathisers of militants under the gap of local gun wielding youth, who are on killing spree of innocent people, is highly condemnable and exposed the politics of exploitation followed by party in power. He also took exception to the tone and tenor of PDP Minister’s response to...

Admissions to FTII and SRFTII, admission seminar to be held in Jammu
an opportunity for youth interested in careers in cinema and television
Jammu, January 15, (Scoop News)-For the first time in J&K, India's two most reputed centres of film and television education are conducting Admission Seminars for the academic session in 2018. Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune and Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) Kolkata (both Institutions under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India ) have announced Joint Entrance Test (JET) for 2018 admissions. The all-India test will be on 18th February in 26 centres across the country which includes Jammu and Srinagar in Jammu & Kashmir. As this is the first time both institutes have come together for a common entrance test, FTII is con...

Several members participate in Budget discussion
Jammu, January 15, (Scoop News)- The Discussion on Budget proposal 2018-19 presented by Minister of state for finance Ajay Nanda, begin in the upper house today in which several members participated. Initiating the discussion, Surinder Ambardar, advocated for measures restoration of peace and tranquillity in the state, while stating that peace is imperative for development. He also hailed the decision of regularisation of 60000 casual and daily wagers by the government. Ambardar called for extending full benefits of centrally and state sponsored welfare schemes to the displaced migrant population so that they may also get benefits of these schemes. Surinder Kumar Choudha...

LC Proceedings:Question Hour Sanction under consideration for 40000 new pension cases: Sajad Lone
Jammu, January 15, (Scoop News)- Minister for Social Welfare, ARI & Trainings and Science & Technology Sajad Gani Lone today informed legislative Council that the proposal to sanction 40,000 new old age and other pension cases is under the consideration of Finance Department. Replying to a question of Yasir Reshi, , the Minister informed that the proposal sent by social welfare department is under the consideration of the finance department. Legislator Yasir Rishi had sought information about pending old age, widow and handicapped pension cases in the state. About rising pendency, the Minister said that the state receives a fixed amount from Centre as the scheme is not demand...

Targami raises issues during discussion on Budget
Jammu, January 15, (Scoop News)- Senior CPI (M) leader and MLA Kulgam Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami while speaking on the budget has highlighted the following issues:- 1/ The two significant measures that squeezed the people were demonetization and GST. It crippled informal sector of our economy contrary to the claims of the government regarding curbing corruption and black money. It led to job losses only. The introduction of GST which was introduced with much fanfare, has not only increased burdens on the people but has also undermined the federal structure. It adversely affected the rights of the states. GST put new burdens on the common people, small enterprises, traders a...

BJP advises Education Minister to smell the coffee rather than locking horns with COAS
Jammu, January 14, (Scoop News)-“Reacting sharply to the comments of Mushtaq Bukhari, Minister of Education, wherein he blamed the Army for ‘meddling’ in the affairs of the state, Bharatiya Janata Party has advised the minister to be pragmatic and accept the reality rather than locking horns with the Chief of Army Staff who in a statement has warned about the misuse of social media, government schools, mosques and madrasasin spreading “disinformation campaign resulting in radicalisation”. In a statement issued here today, Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of the Party has stated that the statement of the Army chief should be viewed positively rather than turning it into a political issu...

Simula JK lifts CII-Corporate Cricket Trophy
Sports best medium to channelize youth energy in right direction: Dy CM
Jammu, January 14, (Scoop News)-Terming sports as an essential element in maintaining a balance between mind, body and soul, the Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh, today exhorted upon youth to espouse extracurricular activities for their personality development. The Dy CM said this after watching the final match of (Confederation of Indian Industries) CII- Corporate Cricket Tournament played between HDFC Bank and Simula JK at playground of KC Public School, Jammu, today. The tournament, sponsored by the HDFC Bank, began on 23 December 2017, in which 12 corporate teams of the State participated. Simula JK won the final match defeating HDFC Bank by 92 runs. Speaking on the occasion,...

Kohli dedicates Health Sub Centre Kurliyan to people
Says Govt committed to provide health facilities to people at doorstep
Rajouri, January 14, (Scoop News)-Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Gani Kohli Sunday dedicated Health Sub Centre to the people at Kurliyan in Kalakote Constituency, here today. Addressing the large public gathering after declaring Health Sub Centre open, the Minister said that during the past three years the Government has taken several initiatives to improve the important infrastructural facilities in all the vital sectors like health, education, PHE, power and R&B which he said are key to the development. Kohli sought the support of the people in efficient implementation of various development programmes and said that the people should play pro-active role an...

Present Govt setting new standards in good governance: Ganga
Minister lays foundation of Playfield, lanes, drains in Bari Brahmana
Jammu, January 14, (Scoop News)- Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga Sunday said the present government has left an indelible mark on the democratic profile of the State with its visionary leadership and a firm determination of ensuring transparent, accountable and responsive governance to the people. The Minister stated this while addressing at a large public gathering after laying foundation stone for development of a playfield, lanes and drains here today. The Minster said that we have set an example of good governance in Jammu and Kashmir by giving a real meaning to democratic institutions in the State. He said that people will not have to repent for their de...

JKPCC to hold mega convention on Jan 24th to awaken cadres to expose failures of Govt. on all fronts
Jammu January 14, (Scoop News)-A meeting of PCC Executive was held here today at PCC HQ Jammu under the chairmanship of PCC chief, G.A. Mir. The meeting was attended by senior leaders including several Legislators (MLAs/MLCs) of the party to discuss the organizational preparations for forth coming Panchayat elections in the State. Briefing the meeting PCC chief, G.A. Mir asked the party leaders to activate their cadres in their areas to gear up for the elections to ensure the greater participation of the people. Although the government has weakened the Panchayat Raj System by the retrograde amendment in the Act whereby the direct elections to...

JKPCC expresses deep sympathies with family of martyr Bhadne
condemns Pakistan for CFVs.
Jammu, January 14, (Scoop News)-Expressing shock over the death of an army soldier in Pak firing in Sunderbani Sector former MLC and chief spokesperson, Ravinder Sharma, has strongly condemned Paksitan for continued acts of provocations on Line of Control. Sharma paid tributes to the martyr L/NK Yogesh Murlidhar Bhadne who laid down his life for the nation and prayed for peace to the departed soul. He expressed deep sympathies with the family of the martyr. PCC leader expressed serious concern over continued violations by Pak as a result there had been increased casualties of our forces and civilians during the past three years, The sacrifices of our Jawans would be alwa...

Slathia terms PDP-BJP Govt as a monumental failure
Vijaypur, January 14, (Scoop News)-Former minister and Sr State Vice President Mr Surjeet Singh Slathia on Sunday lambasted the PDP-BJP dispensation for ignoring peoples’ aspirations and taking sadistic pleasure in their accumulated problems during the past three years. “Mis-governance and accountability deficit has rendered the government invisible on ground”, Mr Slathia said while addressing a public meeting at Govindgarh in Ramgarh area. Mr Slathia termed the present dispensation as alliance of convenience and not conviction, saying this experiment has turned out to be monumental political failure that has wreaked havoc with stability in the State an...

BJP under a well knitted policy spoiling the case of PoK DPs: Chuni
Jammu, January 14, (Scoop News)-“Involvement of PoK DPs in large number in today’s rally is an evidence that huge resentment has been triggered among PoK Displaced Persons against the BJP - which party out of their love & affection for Valley Migrants spoiling the case of PoK DPs by recommending the case of KPs to Government of India to visit Sharda Peeth in PoK”, this was stated by Rajiv Chuni Chairman, S. O. S. International - An Organization for PoK Displaced Persons in a mammoth rally held at Maheshpura, Jammu. Thousands of PoK DPs from across the Jammu city attended the rally and hailed the efforts of S. O. S. International for bringing the struggle at such level. While addressing t...

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