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 Kashmir News
DC Sgr inaugurates Road Safety programme
Flags off Maxi Cab rally on awareness campaign from TRC
Srinagar, January 18 (Scoop News)- In pursuance to the activities to be carried out during the 32th National Road Safety Month, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Chaudhary today inaugurated the traffic awareness programme, here. He also flagged off a Maxi Cab Rally from Tourist Reception Center, Srinagar to educate people regarding observance of road safety measures. Speaking on the occasion, the DC impressed upon the participants that observing road Safety measures is a social responsibility of everyone including those plying vehicles, commuters and the ones strolling on roads. He said accidents have devastated many families and it is imperative for every sane pe...

Div Com visits SK Stadium to take stock of Republic Day-2021 arrangements
Stresses on advanced readiness to tackle weather vagaries for smooth conduct of function
Srinagar, January 18 (Scoop News)- The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole today visited the Sher-I-Kashmir Stadium Sonwar to take stock of the snow clearance work and related arrangements for the ensuing Republic Day- 2021 function. The Div Com was accompanied by DIG BSF, DC Srinagar, Commissioner SMC, Director, Education, Floriculture, H&P, RTO Kashmir, Chief Engineers from R&B, PHE, SSP Srinagar, SSP Security, SSP Traffic, Joint Director Information & PR Kashmir and representatives from concerned departments. Keeping the weather forecast into consideration, the Div Com instructed concerned to keep their men and machinery in ready gear and keep all snow related equipment...

Provide relief, shelter to nomadic families who lost their kids due to severe cold in Kulgam: CPI(M)
Urges Governor administration to identify such nomadic families who are putting up in valley
Srinagar, January 18 (Scoop News)- CPI (M) Secretary Ghulam Nabi Malik has expressed grief over the death of two minor children belonging to a Bakerwal family who died in Brinal Lammar area of Devsar, Kulgam due to intense cold yesterday. He urged the administration to provide ex gratia relief and shelter to the families of the deceased children. The administration must provide shelter and ration to such nomadic families who are putting here and facing severe problems in winter due to extreme cold. There are reports that various nomadic families are putting up in the valley during the prevailing harsh winter without any shelter. He urged the Governor administration to iss...

Tarigami condoles demise of veteran journalist Ghulam Nabi Shaida
Expresses solidarity with the bereaved family and media fraternity
Srinagar, January 18 (Scoop News)- Expressing deep shock and grief over the death of veteran journalist Ghulam Nabi Shaida, CPI (M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami has termed the demise as a great loss. Late Shaida was a veteran journalist. The contribution made by him in the field of journalism will always be remembered. In his death, we have lost a great asset and the vacuum left by his passing away in the media fraternity would be difficult to fill. Tarigami expressed solidarity with the bereaved family and media fraternity. ...

BDC Chairman Keran, JD(U) Prez, Chairman J&K RTI Movement, several delegations call on Lt Governor
Srinagar, January 18 (Scoop News)- Chairman Block Development Council Keran Kupwara, President J&K unit of Janta Dal (United), Chairman J&K RTI Movement, and other delegations from various parts of Kashmir today called on Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha here at Raj Bhavan. President J&K unit of Janta Dal (United), G. M Shaheen called on Lieutenant Governor and discussed various issues of public importance pertaining to development of Trade and Tourism sector, upgradation of roads, and generation of employment avenues for unemployed educated youth of J&K. Mr. Shaheen also shared his views on various ongoing efforts of the UT government towards improving development scenario in Jammu &...

Police arrests 02 drug peddlers in Srinagar
contraband substances recovered
Srinagar, January 18 (Scoop News)- Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Srinagar have arrested two drug peddlers & recovered huge quantity of contraband substances from their possession. Officers from Police Station Batamaloo intercepted two persons identified as Nazir Ahmad Rather resident of Kakroosa Vilgam Kupwara and Ab Rashid Dar resident of Reban Sopore Baramulla at Taxi Stand Batmaloo. During checking, officers were able to recover 34 Kgs of opium poppy precisely dried and crushed seedpods of opium plant from their possession. The duo were on way to leave for Punjab where they had planned to sell it. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Batamaloo ...

Advisor Baseer Khan meets deputations, individuals; listens to their grievances, demands
Srinagar, January 18 (Scoop News)-Over two hundred deputations and individuals today thronged the Grievances Cell to apprise Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Khan of their grievances and demands. A delegation led by Ashiq Shangloo, President Aglar Industrial Unit Holders expressed gratitude to Advisor Baseer Khan for fulfilling their demand of providing electricity to Aglar Industrial Estate, Shopian. A group of Pahalgam Hoteliers Association headed by Asif Iqbal Burza also thanked Advisor Baseer Khan for reviving tourism in Kashmir by publicizing and promoting tourism potential and adventure tourist destinations of the region which increased the visitor’s Influx manifold thus ben...

32nd National Road Safety month kick started across all districts of Kashmir
Srinagar, January 18 (Scoop News)- To build awareness about road safety and reduce road accidents, a month-long 32nd National Road Safety, 2021 awareness drive themed ‘Sadak Surakhsha Jeevan Raksha’ was today launched across all the districts of Kashmir. The month long programme that commenced today is scheduled to culminate on February 17. On the occasion, IGP Kashmir Zone,Vijay Kumar flagged off a Bike Rally on Road Safety Awareness from Traffic Police Office Polo View Srinagar, which passed through Abdullah Bridge, Via Convent School, L.D Hospital, Sheergari to JehangirChowk, Dalgate, R.M. Bagh and culminated back at Polo View. The rally was organised by Traffic Police City Srinaga...

Police arrests drug peddler in Awantipora; contraband substance recovered
Srinagar, January 17 (Scoop News)-Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Awantipora have arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession. Officers from Police Station Awantipora at a checkpoint established at Kaigam crossing Awantipora intercepted a person identified as Bilal Ahmad Khan resident of Machama Tral. During checking, officers were able to recover 4.40Kgs of grinded Cannabis from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR number 13/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Awantipora and further investigation has been i...

Director Agriculture Kashmir reviews flagship programs under Agriculture sector
Srinagar, January 16 (Scoop News)- Director Agriculture Kashmir, Muhammad Iqbal Chowdhary today convened a meeting here to review implementation of flagship programmes under agriculture sector. The Director on the occasion reviewed submission of DPRs on Micro Food Processing Enterprise Scheme (FME), Self Help Groups, progress on Farm Produce Organizations (FPOs), status of DBT in respect of CSS/Capex, Machinery distributed during 2020-21. Besides he also reviewed progress under soil health card scheme, status of registration of new FPOs viz submission of DPRs, preparation of Kharief 2020-21 (Seed requirements of all crops), status of operationalization of web portal for online registra...

Covid-19 vaccination drive launched across all districts of Kashmir
Srinagar, January 16 (Scoop News)-The Covid-19 vaccination drive was today launched across all the districts of Kashmir division after Prime Minister, Narendra Modi virtually kicked off world's largest Covid-19 vaccination drive in the country. The vaccination drive was launched setting in motion a complex deployment plan aimed at stemming the wide spread of infections across the country. It was given out that in the first phase, the ‘Covishield’ vaccine shall be administered to frontline workers and the beneficiaries and every beneficiary will need to receive two doses of the same vaccine, 28 days apart. Meanwhile, the vaccination drive was also launched across all the districts of th...

Div Com calls for time bound issuance of NOCs to private schools
Srinagar, January 16 (Scoop News)-The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang K Pole today chaired a meeting with representatives of Private Schools of Kashmir. The meeting, among others was attended by Director School Education Kashmir, Director Social Welfare, CE R&B, CE PHE, Deputy Labour Commissioner Kashmir, Joint Secretary JK BOSE, SSP Traffic Rural, representative of private schools and other concerned. During the meeting, the representative raised various issues m being faced by them while getting NOCs from different departments. The issues raised included extension in period of recognition/ affiliation, abolishing of political non involvement certificate, end of commercial c...

Advisor Bhatnagar kick starts Covid-19 vaccination in Kashmir
Dir SKIMS receives first shot of vaccine
Srinagar, January 16 (Scoop News)-On the occasion of e-launch of massive Covid-19 vaccination drive across the country by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar today kick started the Covid-19 Vaccination drive in Kashmir at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science (SKIMS), Soura by giving first shot of COVISHIELD vaccine to Director SKIMS Prof A.G Ahanger. Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary; Mayor Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Junaid Azim Mattu, Director Health Services, Kashmir, Principal GMC Srinagar, Principal SKIMS Bemina, Heads of various departments and large number of frontline Covid-19 healthcare warriors...

Advisor Baseer Khan attends Grand Plenary of Startup India International Summit
Srinagar,January 16 (Scoop News)-Prime Minister, Narendra Modi today addressed the concluding session of the "Prarambh: Startup India International Summit" and Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Baseer Ahmad Khan attended the Summit through virtual mode on behalf of the Jammu and Kashmir Government. The two-day summit that began in New Delhi on January 15 was inaugurated by Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs and Food and Public Distribution, Piyush Goyal. The Summit was organized by the Department for Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce & Industry. The objective of the summit is to set up an ecosystem to boost entrepreneurship and innovation, ena...

Involve community for Fire Safety-DG Fire
Karnah, Keran, Machil, Gurez, Tulail & 700 far flung villages to be equipped with Fire Extinguishers -Div Com Kashmir
Srinagar, January 16 (Scoop News)-Webinar on Fire Safety Measures in Winter was jointly organised by National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), Institution of Engineers (India) J&K State Centre, Srinagar in collaboration with J&K Fire and Emergency Services, SDRF, Divisional Administration Kashmir and State Emergency Operation Centre. The webinar was inaugurated by Dr. B. Srinivas, Director General, Fire & Emergency Services and Commandant General CD, HG and SDRF. He appreciated the initiative taken to generate public awareness about fires in winters and urged for greater community involvement for ensuring fire safety and focus on fire prevention. He said that F&ES, Civil Defence, ...

DDC Ang for effective implementation of WWS for women empowerment
Anantnag, January 15 (Scoop News)- The District Development Commissioner (DDC) Anantnag, K.K.Sidha today called for effective implementation of Women Welfare Schemes (WWS) for women empowerment in the district. During a meeting convened here, the DDC directed the concerned officers to follow a collective approach for empowering women for which the Ministry of Women & Child Development has taken an initiative through many outreach programmes of ICDS. He stressed for effective coordination and monitoring of various sectoral programmes run by ministry or through NGO’s and directed for universalization of ICDS schemes, nutrition programme for adolescent girl, protection of child rights and pr...

Arrangements for Covid-19 vaccination drive finalised at Gbl
Ganderbal, January 15 (Scoop News)-The District Administration Ganderbal today informed that two vaccination centers have been established at District Hospital and SDH Kangan for the inauguration of Covid-19 vaccination drive on January 16th in the district. This was stated by District Development Commissioner (DDC) Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal during a meeting here to finalise the arrangements for Covid-19 vaccination drive in the district. On the occasion, the DC reviewed the preparedness including the status of logistics and manpower required to assist the teams of the health department for vaccination and finalised the arrangements to be put in place for smooth conduct of the programme. ...

Div Com, DC B’pora visit snowbound Gurez for 02 days marathon camp, delivers COVID-19 vaccine
Reviews winter preparedness, snow clearance; meets various delegations
Gurez,January 15 (Scoop News)-Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, PK Pole along with Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Dr Owais Ahmad on Friday visited snowbound Gurez Valley near LoC for 02 days marathon camp to deliver COVID-19 vaccine and also to have first-hand appraisal of winter preparedness and snow clearance efforts. The first Phase of COVID19 vaccinations will kick-start on January 16 (Saturday). The Officers handed over the vaccines to the concerned Health officers to be dispatched to the Vaccination centres. Later Divisional Commissioner conducted a meeting to review the functioning of all the departments of Sub-Division Gurez and took stock of the snow clearance operation...

Saurabh Bhagat inspects ALC office; Distributes cheques among workers under various schemes
Budgam, January 15 (Scoop News)-Commissioner Secretary Labour and Employment, Saurabh Bhagat, today informed that Rs. 70 crore have been disbursed among 1.50 lakh workers registered with Board and Other Construction Welfare Scheme (BOCWS) during current financial year. Commissioner Secretary gave this information during his inspection visit to the office of Assistant Labour Commissioner Budgam. He said due to Back to Village, My Town my Pride and Block Diwas initiatives, the government was able to register 1.60 lakh more workers with this scheme taking the number to about 3 lakh workers throughout Jammu and Kashmir. Under this scheme the scholarships are also being provided to facilita...

Sopore Police arrests drug peddler; psychotropic substances recovered
Srinagar, January 15 (Scoop News)-Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Sopore have arrested a drug peddler and recovered psychotropic substances from his possession. On 11th January 2021, Police Station Dangiwacha had arrested a drug peddler at Ladoora crossing and recovered psychotropic substances from his possession. Accordingly case FIR No. 09/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in PS Dangiwacha and investigation was set into motion. During the course of investigation, officers questioned the arrested drug peddler who reveals the involvement of one more individual identified as Imitiyaz Ahmad Mir resident of Ladoora Rafiabad in drug dealings in the are...

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