Thursday, July 16, 2020
 
 Kashmir News
Sopore police arrests miscreant for misusing social media
FIR registered against fake social media account handlers
Srinagar, July 16 (Scoop News)-`Sopore police have arrested a miscreant for misusing social media by posting threatening video against a businessman. Also, a case against various fake social media account handlers has been registered for anti-national activities. Sopore police received a complaint from a reputed business man from Bemina stating that a social media user Abu Huzaife (claiming to be from Gujranwala Pakistan) had uploaded a threatening video against him for his association with political party on his Facebook account. On receipt of the complaint, a case under relevant sections of law was registered and investigation was initiated. During the course of investigation, Sopor...

DDC Udhampur reviews implementation of 'One Nation One Ration Card' Scheme
Udhampur, July 15 (Scoop News)-District Development Commissioner, Dr. Piyush Singla today monitored the transactions under one nation one ration card scheme (ONORC) and reviewed the progress for effective implementation of the scheme in Udhampur District. While briefing the media persons, the DDC said that under this integrated management public distribution system the beneficiary of any state/District /Tehsil can avail their subsidized ration from anywhere in the country. He added that the first and foremost criteria for availing ration under ONORC is the Aadhar enabled authentication/ transaction by the beneficiary. The DDC said that the seeding of Aadhar with the respective ration ...

Advisor Baseer Khan appeals to public to wear masks
Srinagar, July 15 (Scoop News)- Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today appealed to people asking them to wear masks in public places and observe social distancing norms. He said that in view of the recent spike in number of Covid-19 cases across J&K it is obligatory for all irrespective of age, gender and profession to wear masks and religiously follow medical advisories regarding social distancing and sanitization measures that are being issued by the administration from time to time. Emphasizing the use of masks at all public places, the Advisor said that recent studies have shown that use of masks has been the most effective way to reduce person-to-person spread of c...

Govt extends timeline for conduct of SMC Mayor Elections by 3 months
Srinagar, July 15 (Scoop News)-Jammu and Kashmir Government has extended the timeline for conduct of elections to the post of Mayor, Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) to three months in view of prevailing Covid -19 pandemic. As per an order issued by the Housing and Urban Development Department, the election timeline has been extended as per the sub-section (2) of section 36 of J&K Municipal Corporation Act, 2000, notified vide SO 219 Dated 15-07-2020. “Whereas ,the second proviso to sub-section (2) of section 36 of J&K Municipal Corporation Act, 2000, notified vide SO 219 Dated 15-07-2020 provides that the Government may, if the circumstances so warrant, on account of reasons of i...

Asgar Samoon stresses on skilling for gainful employment of youth
One- day webinar organised to observe World Youth Skills Day
Srinagar, July 15 (Scoop News)-With the aim to achieve better socio-economic conditions for today’s youth as a means of addressing the challenges of unemployment and under employment, J&K Skill Development Mission, today, celebrated World Youth Skills Day with the theme “Skills for a resilient youth”. The importance of developing skilled youth was at the core of this year's message for World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) focused on the theme “Skills for a Resilient Youth”. Keeping in view the current situation due to Covid-19 pandemic, J&K Skill Development Mission (JKSDM) organised webinars on various topics related to skill development and entrepreneurship to observe this year’s WYSD. Princ...

SEBCC given wide powers to address issues of socially, educationally backward classes in J&K: Justice (Retd) Sharma
Srinagar, July 15 (Scoop News)-Jammu and Kashmir Socially and Educationally Backward Classes Commission (SEBCC) has been given wide range of powers to look into the issues of Socially and Educationally Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the J&K. This was stated by Chairman SEBCC, Justice (Retd) GD Sharma during a press conference here today. Justice Sharma also informed that the Commission has been given very wide powers to determine the criteria to be adopted in considering any section of the people in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir as Socially and Educationally Backward Classes. He said the Commission would be using criteria to examine inclusion of o...

Indoor Stadium worth Rs 4 cr coming up in Budgam soon: Sarmad Hafeez
Secretary YS&S inspects construction works; asks for expeditious execution
Budgam, July 15 (Scoop News)-Secretary Youth Service and Sports (YSS), Sarmad Hafeez, today inspected construction works being executed in the indoor stadium, adjacent to sports ground Budgam and asked the concerned authorities for expeditious completion of this prestigious project. District Development Commissioner Budgam, Shahabaz Ahmad Mirza and Secretary Sports Council J&K Dr Naseem Choudary besides other concerned officers were present on the occasion. While taking stock of progess on several works being executed in the stadium, Secretary directed the concerned executing agency and J&K Sports Council to accelerate the pace of work by further adding to the existing manpower and machi...

Covid-19 death toll in Kashmir higher than reported: DAK
Srinagar, July 15 (Scoop News)- Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Wednesday said the actual number of Covid-19 deaths in Kashmir valley is higher than what is reported. “Many Covid-19 deaths go unreported in Kashmir,” said DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan. “The official count of Covid-19 deaths in the valley is an underestimate and only provides a snapshot of the true death toll virus has taken,” he said. Dr Nisar said many people with Covid symptoms don’t get tested for the virus because of the fear of stigma and quarantine of family members. “Social stigma makes people hide their illness and keep them away from seeking health care,” he said. Dr Nisar said p...

Div Com chairs weekly Covid-19 review meeting
Directs for strictness against SoP violators
Srinagar, July 14 (Scoop News)-The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole Tuesday chaired weekly review meeting on Covid-19 pandemic here. The Divisional Commissioner directed for taking strict action against the SoP violators for not wearing mask and adhering to social distancing. He instructed Deputy Commissioners of valley districts to ensure that goods and service providers, customers, transporters, commuters and others do strictly abide by the laid down guidelines regarding Coronavirus for its effective control. He also called for active involvement of Revenue, Police, FCS&CA, Traffic Police, Municipalities and Legal Metrology departments in strict adherence to the ...

Talat reviews preparedness for NAAC accreditation of Degree Colleges
Srinagar, July 14 (Scoop News)- Commissioner Secretary, Higher Education Department, Talat Parvez Rohella, today chaired a meeting to review progress on accreditation of government degree colleges of Kashmir division by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The meeting was attended by Director Finance, Director Planning, Director Colleges, Nodal Principal Kashmir besides Principals of the colleges which are due for NAAC accreditation. Commissioner Secretary assessed the colleges for the basic accreditation parameters set by NAAC like Curricular Aspects, Teaching-Learning and Evaluation, Research, Innovations and Extension, Infrastructure and Learning Resources, Student S...

Lt Governor visits Waseem Bari’s house at Bandipora
hands over financial assistance of Rs 20 lacs to NoK’s
Srinagar, July 14 (Scoop News)-Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today visited the house of deceased BJP leader Sheikh Waseem Bari at Bandipora, who along with his father and brother was killed by the militants. The Lt Governor handed over the financial assistance of Rs 20 Lakhs to the Next of Kin (NoK) of the deceased and conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members of the victims. The Lt Governor strongly condemned the killings and said that the perpetrators of this dastardly act of violence would be brought to justice. Such heinous act is an attempt to spread fear, and there can be no justification for such attacks, he adde...

Separate COVID Care Centre to come up for bank employees in Kupwara
Kupwara, July 14 (Scoop News)-The district Administration under the chairmanship of Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC), Kupwara, Nazir Ahmad Lone, Tuesday discussed the establishment of separate COVID Care Centre for bank employees and their families here. It was decided in the meeting that all the banks operating in district Kupwara shall contribute for the establishment of the COVID Care centre which shall be an exclusive facility for the bank employees and their families. It was decided in the meeting that the district Administration shall provide suitable space for establishment of the centre which shall be run by the representatives of the banks themselves including the placement...

DDC reviews developmental scenario in Ganderbal
Ganderbal, July 14 (Scoop News)-The District Development Commissioner (DDC) Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal today convened a meeting of concerned officers to review the developmental scenario and progress on mega projects in the district. While reviewing the sector-wise performance of the PHE, PWD, PDD, Health, PMGSY, Forest, Agriculture and Horticulture sectors, besides district Capex budget achievements, the departmental heads apprised the DC about physical and financial progress on major ongoing developmental projects of the district. The meeting also reviewed the status of various ongoing Languishing Projects that include construction of Dak Banglow at Fatehpora, construction of motorable...

Restore rule of law: CPI(M)
Srinagar, July 14 (Scoop News)-The house restrictions on the movement of political leaders and activists in Kashmir is arbitrary and unlawful. Even those who have been released from detention centers in the recent months, are being denied permission to meet visitors and are being prevented from any movement outside their houses. This is highly unfortunate. The leaders of National Conference, Peoples Democratic Party, CPI(M), Peoples Conference, J&K People's Movement and other parties have been subjected to unlawful restrictions since 5th August, 2019.Under which law these restrictions are being imposed? The house detentions without any administrative orders amount to undermining huma...

Establish a separate CAT Bench at Srinagar: Altaf Bukhari
‘Thousands of low paid employees bound to be deprived of justice
Srinagar, July 14 (Scoop News)- Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) president Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Tuesday urged the government of India to establish a separate bench of Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) at Srinagar so as to do justice with thousands of employees who cannot afford to visit and stay in Jammu to pursue adjudication of their service related grievances. In a statement issued here, Bukhari while appreciating the functioning of CAT bench in Jammu said the employees of Kashmir division need a separate circuit bench in Srinagar in view of tough terrain and harsh climatic conditions of the region. “The effective and speedy dispute resolution process with res...

Advisor Baseer Khan e-launches NeFMS
Reviews RDD & PR schemes in Kashmir Division
Srinagar, July 13 (Scoop News)-Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today e-launched National Electronic Fund Management System (NeFMS) at Civil Secretariat here. Secretary Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, Sheetal Nanda, Director Rural Development Kashmir, Qazi Sarwar were present on the occasion. Deputy Commissioners of Kashmir Division attended the meeting though video conferencing. While launching the NeFMS, the Advisor said that this will go a long way in addressing the grievances of the workers associated with the various Centrally Sponsored Schemes. It will pave the way for direct and faster release of wages under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guar...

Div Com reviews status of subjudice sanctioned building permissions in Srinagar
Srinagar, July 13 (Scoop News)-The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole Monday chaired a meeting of officials to review the status of cases pertaining to violations of sanctioned commercial building permissions in Srinagar city and the court directions thereof. The meeting discussed various matters that are under consideration in court including sanctioned commercial building permissions in Srinagar, besides measures undertaken to curb illegal constructions and monitor work on sanctioned building permissions. The Div Com directed the officers to adopt proper and effective mechanisms to keep vigil on illegal constructions and deviation to sanctioned building permissions. He...

40th India Carpet Expo ‘Virtual Exhibition’ from Aug 21
Srinagar, July 13 (Scoop News)-In a first, Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC) is all set for launching 40th India Carpet Expo in virtual mode from 21st to 25th August, 2020. The expo is the first of its kind initiative to bridge the gap between Indian products and demand of Handmade Carpets and floor coverings across the globe in post COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be held live from 21st to 25th August, 2020 for buyers for the Handmade Carpets and other floor coverings. The expo provides a great and unique opportunity for the member exporters to get themselves associated with the event as an exhibitor to reach out to global buyers. Chairman CEPC, Siddh Nath Singh informed that...

Smriti Irani rolls out 49th IHGF Digital Fair
'Great opportunity to project rare beauty and workmanship of handicrafts'
Srinagar, July 13 (Scoop News)-In a first, the 49th IHGF Delhi Fair, Virtual Edition, organized by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) was rolled out by the Union Minister for Textiles, Smriti Irani, today. Over 1500 manufacturers and exporters from all over the world are participating in the digital fair by displaying more than 2000 product expressions. A large number of exporters from Jammu and Kashmir, whose movement passes were facilitated by the Divisional Administration, attended the inaugural function at SKICC here today. Managing Director, J&K SIDCO, Mr. Bashir Ahmad Dar, Managing Director, Handloom & Handicrafts Corporation, Mr. Hashmat Yatoo, Director, Handicrafts &...

Police arrests 35 gamblers and 02 notorious drug peddlers in Anantnag and Srinagar
Srinagar, July 13 (Scoop News)- Continuing its drive against drug dealings and social crimes, Anantnag Police have arrested 32 gamblers & 02 notorious drug peddlers in Pahalgam area. Stake money of more than 2 lacs was seized from the gamblers and huge quantity of contraband substance was also recovered from the possession of drug peddlers. Besides, Srinagar police have also arrested 03 gamblers from the Dalgate area. Following inputs about gambling activities in Pahalgam, police party from PS Pahalgam under the supervision of SDPO Pahalgam raided different areas of Pahalgam and apprehended 32 gamblers. Officers have seized playing cards and stake money of ₹2,39,000/- from the gambler...

Dr Farooq, Omar Abdullah file petitions challenging illegal house detention of 16 party colleagues
Srinagar, July 13 (Scoop News)-Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Party President, Member of Parliament from Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah and Vice President Omar Abdullah on Monday filed a habeas corpus petition in the honorable High Court challenging the unconstitutional and illegal house detention of 16 NC senior leaders and functionaries. As per the statement issued from party headquarters Dr Farooq Abdullah has filed a petition for the release of Ali Mohammad Sagar, Abdul Rahim Rather, Nasir Aslam Wani, Aga Syed Mehmood, Mohammad Khalil Bandh, Irfan Shah and Sahmeema Firdous from illegal house detention while Omar Abdullah is challenging the detention of Mohammad Shafi Uri,...

Curbs on paying homage at Mazar-e-Shohda highly regrettable: Altaf Bukhari
JKAP pays glowing tributes to July 13 martyrs’
Srinagar, July 13 (Scoop News)-Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) president Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Monday termed the restrictions imposed on the visit of political parties to Mazar-e-Shohda for paying homage to July 13, 1931 martyrs as highly regrettable. In a statement issued here, Bukhari said that the martyrs’ graveyard in Old Srinagar city symbolizes the legacy of those brave hearts and sons of the soil who sacrificed their lives to lay edifice for democracy and natural justice in Jammu and Kashmir. “Putting curbs on the visit of political parties to martyrs’ graveyard for paying homage to our heroes who laid down their precious lives against autocracy and opp...

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