Sunday, September 20, 2020
 
 Kashmir News
Kashmir Constructional Workers Union, Labour Union & others workers welcome Rs 1,350-crore J-K relief package announced by LG
Demands separate package for transport workers, drivers
Srinagar, September 20 (Scoop News)-Kashmir Constructional Workers Union and All J&K Joint Masons, Carpenters,Painters, Plumbers, Electricians and Labour Union welcomed the Rs 1,350 crore relief package for Jammu and Kashmir announced by Lieutenant Governor on Saturday. Ab Rashid Pandit President Kashmir Construction workers Union (KCWU) and Bashir Ahmad Bashir President, All J&K Joint Masons, Carpenters, Painters,Plumbers, Electricians and Labour Union said the announcement will bring relief for businessmen struggling with economic problems in Jammu and Kashmir. Announcement of the economic package of Rs 1,350 crore for Jammu and Kashmir will be a big relief to the business and labou...

Final of women’s cricket tournament organised by Anantnag Police played at GDC, Anantnag
DGP J&K attends presentation ceremony
Srinagar, September 20 (Scoop News)-The final of the women’s cricket tournament, organised by Anantnag police was played between Kulgam and Anantnag at GDC, Anantnag today. After a nail-biting contest, Anantnag team emerged victorious. To witness the final, DGP J&K Shri Dilbag Singh accompanied by IG Kashmir, Shri Vijay Kumar IPS, DIG SKR Shri Atul Goel IPS and DC Anantnag visited Anantnag and after watching the final match, graced the presentation ceremony. Apart from distributing cash prizes to the Women of the Series and Woman of the match, the DGP presented trophies to the winner and runner up teams. After the culmination of the presentation ceremony, while interacting with the m...

High Court of Jammu and Kashmir approves Arbitration Centres at Srinagar and Jammu
Srinagar, September 19 (Scoop News)- In order to provide an institutionalized framework for speedy and expeditious resolution of disputes through alternate dispute resolution mechanism, High Court of Jammu and Kashmir has accorded approval to setting up of High Court annexed Arbitration Centers at Srinagar and Jammu called as “The Jammu and Kashmir International Arbitration Centre (JKIAC)”. For securing fair, speedy and inexpensive Justice to the litigants and being sensitive to the fact that the object of the Section 89, in absence of detailed modalities, has remained somewhat dormant in Jammu and Kashmir, High Court has set up these Arbitration Centers. To ensure that constitution of ...

Dwivedi reviews progress on Industrial infrastructure projects; implementation of PMEGP
34 CETPs proposed for Industrial Estates; 11 new IEs coming up in J&K
Srinagar, September 19 (Scoop News)- Commissioner Secretary Industries & Commerce, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi today asked for speedy execution of Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPS) and other infrastructure in the Industrial Estates. Speaking at a meeting of senior functionaries of the department, he directed that the execution of the works with respect to the Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPS) need to be taken up immediately in compliance of the Supreme Court’s directions. The meeting was convened to review the progress on works being executed in the different Industrial Estates in Jammu and Kashmir. A total of 34 CETPs at an estimated cost of Rs. 56.55 crore are proposed fo...

SAMAGRA SHIKSHA, IIPA JKRB organize Panel discussion on National Educational Policy-2020
Establishment of 600 Vocational Labs focusing on inclusiveness, ICT based pedagogy in schools on anvil: Dr. Samoon
Srinagar, September 19 (Scoop News)-An online panel discussion was held here today on National Education Policy-2020 and roadmap for its effective implementation in Jammu and Kashmir through Samagra Shiksha and Indian Institute of Public Administration, Regional Branch. The session was attended by around 150 participants including all the Chief Education Officers, Principals and HoDs of DIETs, Private School representatives, teachers, members of IIPA and civil society members. Principal Secretary, School Education and Skill Development, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon, who was chief guest on the occasion, highlighted the initiatives being taken up by the government in Jammu & Kashmir in the ed...

Indictment of soldiers for killing three labourers confirmation of fake encounter: Tarigami
CoI report by Army encouraging, must ensure justice is not delayed
Srinagar, September 19 (Scoop News)-The indictment of unnamed soldiers for killing three labourers from Rajouri on July 18 in South Kashmir's Shopian district is confirmation of a fake encounter. The Court of Inquiry (CoI) by the Army is encouraging and must ensure the justice does not get delayed under any pretext. The trio from Rajouri, who had come to Shopian to find some labour work were murdered in the name of encounter. The DNA sampling report should be confirmed at the earliest so that the probe is taken to its logical conclusion. The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) through its general secretary Om Prakash Sharma had already moved an application before the National ...

Monga welcomes Army probe findings into Shopian fake encounter
Demands strict punishment against those involved in the incident
Srinagar, September 19 (Scoop News)-While welcoming the outcome of the army inquiry conducted in Shopian fake encounter in which three innocent civilians from Rajouri were killed and later dubbed as militants, J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) Vice President and MLC G N Monga today demanded strict action and punishment against all those involved in this heinous crime. In a statement issued to press from here he said fake encounters and custodial killings are heinous criminal acts that have nothing to do with the larger operational purpose of security forces anywhere. “People’s faith will be restored only when the culprits are brought to book in a transparent manner and punished acco...

Samoon reviews constitution of Task Force for implementation of National Education Policy
Srinagar, September 18 (Scoop News)- Principal Secretary, School Education and Skill Development, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon today, chaired a meeting regarding constitution of Task Force for implementation of National Education Policy (NEP), 2020. Threadbare discussion was held on National Educational Policy 2020 in the context of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and mechanism to be devised for identification of curriculum and new gap analysis requirements for implementation of National Education Policy. The meeting discussed the nomination of Academician and Principals of Government and Private Schools for appointment as members of the Task Force. It was decided to devise a mechanism f...

Dwivedi discusses action plan to revive carpet sector in J&K
Srinagar, September 18 (Scoop News)-To overcome the stiff challenges confronting the carpet industry in Jammu and Kashmir, Commissioner Secretary, Industries & Commerce, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, Friday chaired a meeting to discuss slew of measures to revive the sector, which remains the mainstay of exports to overseas destinations Special Secretary, I&C, M.M.R. Ghassi, Managing Director, J&K Handloom & Handicrafts Corporation, Hashmat Ali Yatoo, Director, Handicrafts & Handloom, Kashmir, Mussarat Islam, Director IICT, Zubair Ahmad, besides other senior officers attended the meeting. Emphasizing upon the promotion of traditional industries which have carved out a niche for itself in overseas...

LG reviews power scenario in J&K
Seeks winter preparedness plan
Srinagar, September 18 (Scoop News)-To assess the preparedness of the Power Development Department for the ensuing winter season, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha conducted a meeting at the Civil Secretariat here today. The Lt Governor directed the officers concerned to ensure necessary advance procurement and decentralized distribution of critical components like transformers, poles, and other material for inaccessible and potentially snow bound areas in view of the upcoming winter season. He also directed for submission of a 'Winter Preparedness Plan' within a week. Observing the need to ensure uninterrupted power supply in the Union Territory, the Lt Governor directed to ensure ...

Suresh Raina to set up cricket academy in J&K
‘Sports to give new direction to JK youth’: Lt Governor
Srinagar, September 18 (Scoop News)- International cricketer Suresh Raina today called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha here today. The celebrity cricketer, on the request of Lt Governor, agreed to set up five schools in Kashmir division and an equal number in Jammu division to train the aspiring cricketers, particularly the youngsters from remote areas of the UT. He revealed that talent would be identified and selected from all regions of J&K, trained by professionals and would be equipped to play at the International level. The Lt Governor appreciated the gesture of the cricketer. He also informed the latter of the government’s resolve of developing sports culture in the UT. ‘Wit...

Naib Tehsildars to issue Domicile Certificates to PRC holders
Lt Governor sets timelines for digitization of Revenue records and delivery of Domicile Certificates
Srinagar, September 18 (Scoop News)-The government is authorizing Naib Tehsildars to issue Domicile Certificates to PRC holders and their family members. The decision was announced by Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha at a meeting while reviewing the working of Revenue department and the Auqaf. Advisors to Lt Governor, KK Sharma and Farooq Khan; Chief Secretary, BVR Subrahmanyam; Principal Secretary Revenue Department and Inspector General of Registration Dr Pawan Kotwal; Principal Secretary to Lt Governor, Nitishwar Kumar; CEO Board of Directors for specified Wakafs and specified Wakaf properties,Mufti Mohammad Farid ud Din; Commissioner Survey Land Records, Shahnawaz Bukhari and senior ...

PMAY-U to be available in Srinagar & Jammu Metro Regions
CS chairs 8th SLSMC meeting of PMAY-U
Srinagar, September 17 (Scoop News)-The Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam today chaired the 8th meeting of State Level Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Urban (PMAY-U) Mission. Administrative Secretaries of Finance, Housing & Urban Development and Revenue, besides Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation and concerned Heads of Departments participated in the meeting. The Chief Secretary reviewed the progress achieved under the four verticals of PMAY-U namely Beneficiary Led Individual House Construction or Enhancement (BLC), Affordable Housing in Partnership (AHP), Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) and In-Situ Slum Redevelopment (ISSR). It was info...

Govt releases Rs 50.00 crore to DDCs for completing B2V works
Srinagar, September 17 (Scoop News)-Government today accorded sanction of Rs. 50 Crore with Rs. 2.50 Crore in favour of each District Development Commissioner for completion of ongoing works undertaken during Back to Village Programme (B2V1 & B2V2). The order in this regard as been issued by the Finance Department today. The order further directs that list of ongoing works undertaken during 2019-20 under "Back to Village Progamme" (B2V1 & B2V2) shall be furnished to the Finance Department for further release through BEAMS. It further says that any Panchayat having no approved work during Back to Village Programme (B2V1 & B2V2), one work shall be taken up immediately out of available fu...

Reopening schools could worsen Covid-19 crisis: DAK
Srinagar, September 17 (Scoop News)-With schools in Kashmir valley preparing for students to return to classrooms next week, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Thursday said reopening schools at a time when Covid-19 cases are surging could worsen the crisis. “Reopening schools while Covid is still circulating widely could accelerate virus transmission in the community,” said DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan. “With cases rising thick and fast, opening schools could further deteriorate the situation, the effect of which could be worse than what has happened,” he said DAK President said studies have shown that children are as likely to be infected with Covid-1...

Sopore killing:Rule of law being violated with impunity in Kashmir:CPI(M)
Srinagar, September 17 (Scoop News)-The death of a 23-year old youth a day after his arrest by police in Sopore area of Baramulla district is another glaring example of how the rule of law is being violated with impunity in Kashmir. The police version about the killing of the youth is a concocted story which nobody trusts in Kashmir. The situation in Kashmir has reached a stage where even demanding a probe into such incidents looks like a joke as in the past such incidents the probes yielded no results. None of the so-called investigations so-far has ever brought the culprits to book. A probe was ordered into the killing of three labourers from Rajouri in Shopian on July 17, who wer...

Grievance redressal mechanism key towards extending good governance to people: Advisor Khan
120 deputations, individuals meet Advisor during weekly public hearing
Srinagar, September 17 (Scoop News)-Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan, today observed that the J&K Administration’s grievance redressal mechanism is playing key role towards extending good governance to people of the Union Territory. Advisor Khan, while interacting with various public deputations and individuals at weekly public hearing here at LG’s Grievance Cell Church Lane, took stock of their demands and problems. As many as 120 public deputations and individuals hailing from different areas of Kashmir region projected a number of issues pertaining to departments of Power Development, Haj & Auqaf, Social Welfare, Tribal Affairs, Culture, Agriculture/Horticulture, Rural Dev...

IRP-20th Bn organises Medical cum Awareness camp at Nowgam
Srinagar, September 17 (Scoop News)- A day long free Medical camp cum Awareness programme on COVID-19 was today organized by IRP 20thBattalion at TRC Nowgam. The camp was organised in collaboration with department of AYUSH (ISM) Budgam team headed by Dr. Ali Mohammad Reshi (Distt. Nodal officer ISM Budgam) for briefing of officers and Jawans of the unit who are continuously performing duties amid pandemic in the valley. He reiterated the importance of preventive measures required to contain further spread of COVID-19 here. Dr. Reshi advised the officers and men regarding boosting of their immunity and taking various precautions like wearing of masks, washing of hands, maintaining of so...

DSEK takes stock of ongoing developmental works at Block Khansahib
Srinagar, September 17 (Scoop News)-Director School Education Kashmir, Mohammad Younis Malik today visited Khansahib block of district Budgam under Jan Abhiyan programme to take stock of ongoing developmental works here. Director School Education also participated in Block Divas activity being conducted in the block and took stock of work on 100 bed Girls hostel being constructed in the block Khansahib and auditorium being constructed at Girls Higher Secondary School Khansahib. During his visit, Malik interacted with teachers and locals of these villages and got information about community classes, online classes and other modes of academic support being provided to the students by educ...

Dr Samoon asks DCs to step-up Skill Development programs
Srinagar, September 17 (Scoop News)-Principal Secretary, School Education Department and Skill Development, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon today asked the Deputy Commissioners to step up Skill Development program in the district to enable maximum youth to obtain skills with high employability potential in the market. Dr Samoon was chairing a meeting to review the Skill Development Sector in Jammu and Kashmir. The meeting was attended by Director, Skill Development, Sajad Hussain; Director, J&KEDI, G M Dar; Director, Industries Kashmir, Mahmood Ahmed Shah; Director, Handicraft/Handloom, Mussarat ul Islam; Managing Director, JKSDM, Peer Ghulam Nabi besides senior officers of concerned departme...

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