Saturday, July 20, 2019
 
 Kashmir News
Mirwaiz calls for a political settlement of Kashmir issue
urges India and Pakistan to release prisoners lodged in respective jails
Srinagar, July 19, (Scoop News)-APHC leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that Government of India (GoI) should shun the approach of force towards Kashmir and instead deal with the dispute in a political manner to resolve the issue. Addressing the Friday congregational gathering at the historic Jamia Masjid Mirwaiz said that GoI policies like the issue of highway ban, that is causing tremendous problems for people on a daily basis and is leading to a humanitarian situation is a totally anti people and anti Kashmir move causing both physical and psychological stress among the people. He said that such alleged repressive measure adopted towards the people in Kashmir adds up the people’s an...

KEG expresses dismay over news report published in a national daily
decides to take legal recourse against newspaper
Srinagar, July 19, (Scoop News)-Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) has taken a strong exception to a news report published from Srinagar in a leading national daily and has decided to take legal recourse over the report. The editors termed the report, which casts aspersions on the Kashmir based journalists, malicious, propagandistic, motivated and defamatory. The said report has raised points questioning the integrity of the members associated with KEG and the Kashmir Press Club (KPC), terming them as a creation of ISI and ‘Jehadi Journalists’. Notably, KPC conducted its first elections last week wherein a managing body was elected through an overwhelming participation of journalist...

Secy RDD reviews RDD projects in Kashmir, Ladakh Division
Srinagar,July 19 (Scoop News)-Secretary, Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Sheetal Nanda today chaired a meeting to review the progress and implementation of programmes of RDD and Panchayati Raj. The meeting was attended by Director Rural Development, Kashmir, Qazi Sarwar, Director Panchayats, Muhammad Nazir Sheikh, Chief Operating Officer, Himayat, Kapil Sharma, Mission Director, Umeed, Abdul Rashid War, Chief Executive Officer IWMP Mohammad Rafi, Additional District Development Commissioners of various districts, Additional Secretary/ Member Secretary MGNREGA, Rakesh Kumar Badyal, Joint Director Planning Subash Chander, all ACDs and DPOs of Kashmir Division. T...

Chairperson SCPWCR visits Markazi Falah-i-Itfal at Shalimar
Takes stock of facilities available to inmates
Srinagar,July 19 (Scoop News)-Chairperson J&K State Commission for Protection of Women & Child Rights (JKSCPWCR) Vasundhara Pathak Masoodi paid a visit to boys and girls Markazi Falah-i-Itfal (Bal Ashrams) at Shalimar, Srinagar. During the visit, the Chairperson held an interaction with the inmates of the Bal Ashrams and took stock of the facilities being provided to them. She also enquired about the needs and requirements of the inmates putting up in these Bal Ashrams. Issuing on-the-spot directions to the concerned for ensuring all required facilities at these Bal Ashrams, Vasundhara directed that the buildings of the Bal Ashrams should be properly maintained as she noticed cracks i...

Two percent decline in tobacco consumption in JK: Atal Dullo
Attends sensitization workshop under National Tobacco Control Programme
Srinagar,July 19 (Scoop News)- Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo today said tobacco consumption has become the world’s leading single agent of death even though it is preventable. He said that consumption of tobacco in our society is not a traditional practice rather it is an addiction. “As far as our State is concerned the rate of consumption of cigarettes or any kind of tobacco has declined by 2 to 3 percent in recent years but that is not the achievement till it reaches to zero percent,” he added. He was speaking at the State Level Inception cum sensitization workshop for stakeholders on effective implementation of COTPA, 2003. The workshop was organ...

Disposal of grievances during Governor’s Rule
Srinagar,July 19 (Scoop News)- Since the imposition of Governor’s Rule, during 20th June 2018 – 19 July 2019, the Grievance Cell (including Governor’s Secretariat) received 78784 complaints/grievances of which 78204 have been dealt with / forwarded to the concerned quarters for timely redressal while as 580 complaints / grievances are under process. Similarly, on the directions of Governor, all Advisors to the Governor have been regularly meeting and hearing the grievances of delegations / deputations and individuals both at Srinagar and in Jammu as per the schedule and are regularly reviewing the disposal of the grievances pertaining to their respective departments. ...

Delay in release of funds under district and state sectors has hampered developmental activities in the state: Tarigami
Srinagar,July 19 (Scoop News)-While expressing serious concern over delay in release of funds under District and state sectors, CPI (M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami Friday said that due to limited working season in Kashmir, Ladakh and winter zone of Jammu region, any further delay will hamper the developmental activities in the state. Under District Capex Budget no funds have been released during current financial year till date while a meagre amount has been released under State sector works. Projects under Central Road Funding (CRF) were sent to the Center government for approval last year. Though some works under CRF have been approved in some pockets, in Kashmir, not even ...

J&K’s first poultry estate coming up at Tral: Dr Samoon
Srinagar,July 18 (Scoop News)- The Department of Animal Husbandry is going to establish its first poultry estate in Jammu and Kashmir in Tral area of south Kashmir. The innovative initiative to set up the estate conceptualized by Principal Secretary, Animal, Sheep and Fisheries Department Dr Asghar Hassan Samoon will give a boost to the poultry sector in the state which is importing poultry worth Rs 1000 crore every year. In this regard, Dr Samoon today chaired a meeting with the officers of Animal and Sheep Husbandry Department, Industries and Commerce department, Revenue and Planning department. The officers who attended the meeting included Director Animal Husbandry Department K...

Div Com clears pending acquisition cases of Sgr-Bla four lane project
Srinagar,July 18 (Scoop News)-The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today cleared all pending cases of land acquisition for the Srinagar-Baramulla four-lane project. The officers apprised the Div Com regarding the status of draft awards, final awards besides the status of disbursement of compensation among other beneficiaries. During the meeting, a threadbare discussion was held between officers and beneficiaries. After mutual understanding, compensation was approved in favour of pending cases of beneficiaries whose structures and land would come under the Project. The Divisional Commissioner directed to demolish those structures along the highway immediatel...

Advisor Kumar inaugurates office of State Spatial Data Infrastructure
Srinagar,July 18 (Scoop News)-Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar, today inaugurated newly constructed office complex of J&K State Spatial Data Infrastructure (SSDI) in Bemina here. He also launched the beta version of the Geo-portal ‘ssdi.jk.gov.in’. The State Spatial Data Infrastructure (J&K State Geo-portal) has been established to create infrastructure for availability of and access to organized spatial data and use of the infrastructure at Community, Local, State, Regional and at National levels. The Department of Ecology, Environment & Remote Sensing is the implementing agency of the project in the State. Head & CEO NSDI P S Acharya, PCCF J&K Suresh Chugh, PCCF/Director EE&R...

Massive fisheries, aquaculture prog underway to boost fishing industry: Advisor Skandan
‘JK produces 20000 tons of fish annually, 93000 people dependent on fisheries sector’
Srinagar,July 18 (Scoop News)- Advisor to Governor, K Skandan, today said that a massive fisheries and aquaculture programme has been undertaken by the government to boost the fishing industry in the State. The Advisor stated this while speaking at a two-day National Conference on Fisheries and Climate Change at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Kashmir (SKUAST-K) here. Advisor Skandan delved into detail as to how climate change has affected food systems. He said that the fisheries and aquaculture sector is a crucial resource in terms of ensuring food and nutrition security. He called for collective efforts to create a balance between developmenta...

Geelani laments alarming menace of drug abuse in Valley
lauds role of religious scholars and clerics for educating youth through their sermons
Srinagar, July 18, (Scoop News)-Expressing distress over growing menace of drug abuse by Kashmiri youth, the separatist leader, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, lamented that Kashmir was facing a unique monster of drugs. “The pest is running deep in the society and threatening our existence,” he said in a statement issued by his faction, Tehreek e Hurriyat (TeH). Geelani is the second separatist leader after Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to raise the voice against the increasing drug abuse in the Valley. He said health experts and groups monitoring the problem disclosed horrifying details about its gravity that no sane person would like to believe in. “Over 6,000 addicts are added every year which inclu...

Independence Day celebrations Organize grand ceremonies across valley: Div Com to DCs
Srinagar,July 17 (Scoop News)-The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today chaired a high level meeting here to review the arrangements for 73rd Independence Day celebrations across the Kashmir Division. He directed all Deputy Commissioners to organize grand ceremonies of 73rd Independence Day celebrations on August 15 across the valley. He further asked them to involve youth clubs and reward them for their best-performing items in the National Event. The meeting was informed that the main function will be held at SK stadium at Srinagar where the Chief Guest will unfurl the National Flag and take salute during the march past. Various contingents of J&K Police, JKA...

Anganwadi workers, helpers continue protests against SAC decision
‘Order linking our salaries to panchayat certification unacceptable’
Srinagar, July 17 (Scoop News)-The Anganwadi workers and helpers working under the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme continued their protests against the State Administrative Council’s (SAC) decision to disburse their honorariums through Gram Panchayats. Hundreds of workers under the banner of All Jammu and Kashmir Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Association, raising slogans against the SAC decision demanded its immediate roll-back. They said disbursing honorarium through Gram Panchayats can pave way for corruption and harassment of the workers and helpers. “We not only demand roll back of this arbitrary decision but also making the ICDS permanent and increase i...

13,928 pilgrims pay obeisance at the Holy Cave
Srinagar,July 17 (Scoop News)-Srinagar,July 17 (Scoop News)- On the 17th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 13,928 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 2,19,011 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave. ...

CPWCR issues summons in Budgam, Srinagar, Kupwara incidents
Srinagar,July 17 (Scoop News)- The State Commission for Protection of Women and Child Rights (SCPWCR) Wednesday issued summons directing the concerned to appear before the Commission in three different incidents in Budgam, Srinagar, Kupwara districts. In Budgam district, reportedly the husband of a teacher of PMS Magraypora approached the office of Zonal Education Officer, B. K. Pora with leave application and medical prescription of his wife in which the staff present at the ZEO office refused to receive the application, a statement of SCPWCR said. In another case, the Commission received a complaint from an NGO in which it has been alleged that despite the lapse of 9 months, the...

DC Srinagar discusses issues hampering completion of sewerage project
Srinagar,July 17 (Scoop News)- Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Wednesday convened a meeting to discuss the issues confronting and hampering the completion of the ongoing 135-kilometre sewerage project in Srinagar. The meeting discussed the areas where problems are being faced and their reasons resulting in the project remaining incomplete so far. The aim of the meeting where all concerned departments were present was to understand and resolve issues. Concerned departments were authorised to undertake requisite works to facilitate the National Buildings Construction Corporation or NBCC India to complete the project. The PHE and R&B departments were instructe...

DDC Budgam visits Hokarsar wetland, reviews dredging of FSC
Directs early demarcation of Hokarsar Wetland, peripheries
Budgam,July 17 (Scoop News)- District Development Commissioner (DDC), Budgam Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar today conducted an extensive tour of Hokarsar wetland and inspected ongoing dredging work of Flood Spill Channel (FSC) at Hajibagh, Soibugh, Shariefabad, Narbal and Sozieth. The DDC was accompanied by Regional Wildlife Warden, Kashmir, Rashid Yehya Naqash, ADC Budgam, Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani, SE Hydraulics and Ex.En Flood Control Division Narbal G.A Beigh, Deputy Conservator of Forests Wildlife, Abul Rauf Zargar Tehsildar Budgam, Nusrat Aziz and other concerned. During her visit, the DDC directed the concerned to take up demarcation work of Hokarsar wetland and its peripheries from Hajib...

MP Namgyal thanks PM, Governor for making Ladakh division fully functional
Srinagar, July 04 (Scoop News)- Member Parliament from Ladakh Jamyang Tsering Namgyal has expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and State Administrative Council headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik for granting divisional status and according approval for the creation of 495 posts of various categories for the newly-created administrative unit of Ladakh division. Namgyal said that with the establishment of different offices in the region, a long pending demand of the people has been fulfilled which will lead to a new era of development and sense of satisfaction among the people of Ladakh division as it will give recognition to its unique identity. In a significant...

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