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Dal Lake reverberates to the ‘shaurya’ musical talent hunt
Srinagar,January 18 (Scoop News)- As the ‘Chillai Kallan’ is probably at its peak with temperatures finding new lows, the precincts of SKICC at Dal Lake were drowned in the reverberations of melodious music. The final of Shaurya Musical Talent Hunt saw the talented youth performers from various places of Jammu & Kashmir churn out multiple melodious and soul touching renditions along with superstar singer Sukhwinder Singh. Appealing to the musically oriented youth of the Valley, SKICC played host to the biggest musical concert of Kashmir. The event was supported by Indian Army and was graced by the honourable LG of UT of J&K, Shri Manoj Sinha. The show promoted was aimed at ...

LAWDA conducts demolition drive in Sgr areas
Srinagar, January 18 (Scoop News)-The Enforcement Wing of Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) today conducted demolition operations at Nowpora, Bagh-i-Roop Singh Miskeen Bagh, Chandpora Harwan and Saderbal areas of Srinagar city. During the demolition drive, one basement, one shop, (one No) single storey, (Two No) second storeys, (one No) third storey, one Showroom and one wooden truss, raised illegally by the violators were demolished on the spot. During the drive, the demolition squad faced stiff resistance at Nowpora and Bagh-i-Roop Singh Miskeen Bagh from the assembled crowd resulting in injuries to one demolition squad member namely Mehraj-ud-din Khanday. Meanwhile, ...

Higher Education Department signs MoUs for up-skilling of J&K Youth
Jammu, January 18 (Scoop News)- The Department of Higher Education signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) for up-skilling of students enrolled at the Cluster Universities of Srinagar and Jammu at SPMR College Jammu. The MoU is part of the department’s initiative of up skilling the undergraduates across J&K by embedding skill courses in the curriculum or offering them as Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Degrees while they graduate from the institutions of higher learning, a statement said adding many sectors like agriculture, horticulture, fashion technology, paramedical, pharmacy, nursing and food technology had been ide...

Jal Shakti Deptt restores all 483 affected water supply schemes
Issues helpline in case of non-availability of drinking water
Srinagar, January 18 (Scoop News)-Jal Shakti (PHE) Department Kashmir has restored all 483 affected water supply schemes post heavy snowfall across the region. The department has restored 257 gravity water supply schemes and 226 lift water supply schemes which were affected after Kashmir valley witnessed heavy snowfall on January 2nd and 3rd, 2021. The department in its statement stated the Lieutenant Governor of J&K, Manoj Sinha had taken a review with regard to winter preparedness and had directed to restore any disruption within 24 hours. In the aftermath of heavy snowfall between January 2 and 3, the department deputed adequate field staff and machinery at different sites in the en...

Ensure prompt civic services delivery; timely redressal of public grievances: Advisor Baseer Khan to Officers
Visits Baramulla; assesses post snowfall scenario, meets several delegations
Baramulla, January 18 (Scoop News)- Affirming government’s commitment towards strengthening transparency and accountability in governance mechanism, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today emphasized ensuring prompt delivery of civic services besides timely redressal of public grievances. Advisor made these remarks during a meeting chaired by him to take stock of post snowfall scenario besides getting first hand appraisal of various developmental projects being executed in the district. While taking a thorough review of various essential services like power supply, drinking water availability, snow clearance etc, Advisor observed that all those matters having vital publ...

Agriculture dept Kashmir, JKHMC sign MoU for marketing, trading of vegetables
Srinagar, January 18 (Scoop News)-To provide vegetable growers with marketing facilities for their produce, the Directorate of Agriculture Kashmir today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with J&K Horticulture Produce Marketing and Processing Corporation (JKHMC) Ltd. The MoU was signed between Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal and Managing Director JKHPMC Shafat Sultan. The Director said the step is going to boost direct linkage between the farmers and the markets with a robust platform for better price realization vis-à-vis income generation. He reiterated the commitment of the department for exploring all possibilities of marketing the fresh vegetables thr...

Sidha accorded warm sendoff
Anantnag, January 18 (Scoop News)- Outgoing Deputy Commissioner (DC) Anantnag, K.K. Sidha who has been transferred and appointed as Additional Secretary Revenue was on Monday accorded a warm send off by the officers of the District Administration Anantnag. ADCs, ACD, ACR, SDMs, CPO, DPO, DSWO, Tehsildars, BDOs, XENs, and other district officers besides staff members of DC office were present on the occasion. In his emotional address, the outgoing DC extended his gratitude to officers for their support and sincere efforts in execution of all assignments especially during recent heavy snowfall, successful free and fair DDC Elections, and handling the tough period of COVID-19 pandemic. S...

Anshul Garg assumes office as DC Anantnag
Anantnag, January 18 (Scoop News)-Anshul Garg today assumed the charge of office as Deputy Commissioner (DC) Anantnag. He took over the charge from K.K.Sidha who has been transferred and posted as Additional Secretary Revenue. Various senior officers of district administration welcomed the Deputy Commissioner and assured their full cooperation for the holistic development of the district. The DC interacted with senior officers of the district administration who presented an overall profile of the district. He impressed upon them to adopt a coordinated approach to achieve the goals set for development of the district, besides mitigating public issues on priority. Garg also praised the ou...

Police distributes awareness pamphlets in an inaugural function of National Road Safety Month at Awantipora
Srinagar, January 18 (Scoop News)- Police in Awantipora distributes pamphlets containing road safety tips in an inaugural event of National Road Safety Month. The pamphlets contain road safety tips for the travellers on NHW. The distribution events were carried out on NHW near Kachkoot toll plaza and Galander Crossing Pampore by SDPO Awantipora and SDPO Pampore along with concerned SHOs. While interacting with drivers travelling on NHW, SDPO Awantipora and SDPO Pampore provided them basic tips of road safety. Pertinently, "National Road Safety Month" commences from 18th of January to 17th of February 2021. ...

DDC Sgr convenes DLAC meet on Food Safety
Srinagar, January 18 (Scoop News)-District Development Commissioner (DDC) Srinagar, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Chowdhary today convened a meeting of District Level Advisory Committee (DLAC) on Food Safety at Banquet Hall here. On the occasion, a detailed presentation was given by Assistant Commissioner, Food Safety Srinagar Hilal Ahmad Mir who is also the Member Secretary of the committee. The meeting was informed that from the date Drugs & Food Control Organization (D&FCO) took over the implementation of Food Regulatory Laws in Srinagar, 14889 inspections were conducted, 1209 cases have been filed before the competent courts out of which 444 have been decided and an amount of Rs.63, 47,000 has b...

Divisive politics has no place in J&K: Manjit Singh
Jammu, January 17 (Scoop News)-Apni Party Provincial President and Former Minister Manjit Singh today said that divisive politics has no place in Jammu and Kashmir and advocated brotherhood in the society. “Apni Party believes that the people from all the communities should live in peace and everyone should have equal opportunity without disparity in every field. We are here for positive and constructive politics,” Manjit Singh said. The Former Minister was speaking at a joining programme which was organized at the Apni Party Office at Gandhi Nagar. On this occasion, a social activist and senior journalist Rizwan Khan Buraq alongwith a dozen youth including Tahir Mehmood Qureshi, Shaf...

Dr Babar Afzal conferred with “The Champion of the Earth Award”
Chandigarh ,January 17 (Scoop News)-Dr. Babar, who is formally and informally quoted as, ‘The Most Credible Man on Pashmina in the World’, was picked up to be conferred with the prestigious award at the International Education Symposium and Awards. His selfless decade long work to highlight complex issues concerning pashmina eco-system which include, climate change leading to the displacement of nomadic and weaver communities, preserving the diminishing species, the delicate pashmina goats, fight against exploitation by traders and middle-men, demoralisation and depression among artisans, introduction of healthcare and education in the community and building a technology of trust for the ...

Masud Chaudhary conferred with lifetime contribution award
Azad, Farooq, Vohra praise Masud’s contributions on launch of his biography
Jammu, January 17 (Scoop News)-Biography of Dr. Masud Ahmed Chaudhary former Vice Chancellor of BGSB University compiled by Ghani Ghayoor and Dr Shams Kamal Anjum was released at Gurjardesh Charitable Trust auditorium here this afternoon former Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah –at a mega event attended by all sections of society in Jammu on Sunday. Several former Ministers, former legislators, notable citizens of society, political leaders and former colleagues of Mr Chaudhary from the Police department were among those who attended the event. On the occasion Masud Chowdhary was also conferred with the “Fakhr-e-Qaum-wa-Millat” –a lifetime achievement award instituted by the Gurjard...

J&K stall at ITM Lucknow evokes keen response from tour operators, intending tourists
Lucknow,January 17 (Scoop News))-The J&K Tourism Department stall at the India Travel Mart (ITM) here has been evoking keen response from the stakeholders particularly tour operators and intending tourists. The three day tourism event was inaugurated by Principal Secretary, Tourism & Culture, Uttar Pradesh, Mukesh Kumar Meshram and is closing by tomorrow. Large number of visitors who visited the J&K stall evinced keen interest in the tourism products on display and enquired about the most sought after destinations like Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonmarg, Yousmarg, Patnitop, Mansar, Bhad...

Srinagar police recovers unidentified body
Seeks help of general public to identify him
Srinagar, January 16 (Scoop News)-Srinagar Police recovered an unidentified non-muslim male body, age about 50 years from Allochibagh Srinagar. The body was later taken to hospital for autopsy and other medico legal formalities. Proceeding under section 174 CrPC has been initiated. After completion of all necessary legal formalities including Covid test & Post Mortem, the dead body has been kept in Mortuary at SMHS Srinagar. Anybody having any information regarding the identity of the body may kindly inform Police Station Shergarhi on 9596770525, 9596770861 or Police Control Room Kashmir on 112. ...

Anantnag Police recovered 42Kgs of Charas from a residential house
Srinagar, January 16 (Scoop News)-Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Anantnag have recovered 42Kgs of Charas from a residential house at Bonpora, Tukhan. On specific information, a Police Party headed by SDPO Bijbehara along with Executive Magistrate Bijbehara raided a residential house of Bilal Ahmed Dar at Bonpora, Tulkhan. During search, officers were able to recover 42Kgs of Charas powder concealed in two bags from the said house. However, the accused person is at large and efforts are on to effect his arrest. Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and investigation in the matter has been initiated. Community members are request...

Dwivedi chairs State Level Committee meeting, clears Rs 12.43 cr subsidy claims
Jammu, January 16 (Scoop News)- Commissioner Secretary, Industries &Commerce Department, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, chaired meetings of State Level committees for sanctioning of subsidy cases under the Central Package of Incentives and sanctioning of 30% Central Capital Investment Incentive for Access to Credit (CCIIAC) respectively under Industrial Development Scheme (IDS) here today. The Committees sanctioned cases of 100% Insurance Subsidy, 3% Interest Subsidy and 30% CCIIAC amounting Rs. 10.59 crore for Jammu Division and Rs. 1.84 crore for Kashmir Division. Director Industries & Commerce, Jammu deliberated upon 48 subsidy cases pertaining to 3% Interest Subsidy, 100% Insurance Subsidy...

Congress questions change of women reservation roaster for DDC Chairpersons
Seeks invoking anti defection law and introducing open voting system for these elections to check horse trading
Jammu, January 16 (Scoop News)-Taking strong exception to the change of roaster of Reservation for women for the offices of DDC Chairpersons, through a recent order of 11th January 2021, contrary to the existing roaster already prescribed in the order of 24th Oct. 2020, JKPCC has termed it an attempt to defeat and distort the mandate of the people and manipulate the results to the undue advantage of few blue eyed and to the disadvantage of various other eligible candidates for DDC Chairpersons. The party also strongly advocated introduction of Anti Defection norms and the system of open voting, to check horse-trading in the upcoming elections to the DDC Chairpersons. Add...

DUJ Condemns Sackings by the Big Business Press
New Delhi, January 16 (Scoop News)-The Delhi Union of Journalists severely condemns the recent sackings of journalists in a leading business daily. Not content with a round of firings in the early months of the pandemic, citing business losses, newspapers seem to have decided on another round in the New Year. The Hindustan Times and its business daily Mint have reportedly let go of several staffers. Hindustan Times has sacked two correspondents from its political bureau and four journalists from its Features section, besides three designers and photographers in Delhi. The Mint has similarly sacked two political reporters and five journalists from its editorial team. It is ironic th...

Kansal calls for safety of line workers; Stresses need to follow SOPs, use PPEs
Jammu, January 15 (Scoop News)- Principal Secretary, Power Development Department and Information, Rohit Kansal, today convened a meeting of senior officers to discuss safety issues of field workers of the department. Kansal said that safety of field workers including daily wagers engaged in operation and maintenance of power stations and lines is government’s prime priority. He observed that a number of work related accidents can be minimised tremendously by ensuring strict implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) for safe working besides using standard safety devices and Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs). Principal Secretary directed the officers to formulate a compreh...

Govt actively pursuing GI registration of new crafts: Dwivedi
‘Quality assurance shall boost marketing of products in national, overseas markets, stem sale of fake products’
Jammu, January 15 (Scoop News)-Following the registration of seven world-famous handicrafts of Jammu & Kashmir under Geographical Indication of Goods (GI) Act, the Government is now actively pursuing GI registration of five more crafts for quality assurance so that their marketing in the national and international market receives considerable fillip. This information was given out in a meeting and video conference chaired by the Commissioner/ Secretary, Industries & Commerce, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, today. The meeting was attended by Director Handicrafts & Handloom, Kashmir, Mussarat Islam, Director, Handicrafts & Handloom, Jammu, Vikas Gupta and Director IICT, Zubair Ahmad. The craf...

Advisor Baseer Khan reviews functioning of Planning, Development and Monitoring Deptt
Jammu, January 15 (Scoop News)-Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today chaired a review meeting of Planning, Development and Monitoring department. The meeting was attended by Secretary, Planning, Development and Monitoring, Simrandeep Singh; Director General, Planning, Development and Monitoring; Shahzada Bilal Ahmad, and other concerned officers. Advisor had a brief overview of functioning of the department and monitoring process being carried out by the department. He reviewed the physical and financial achievements of various Centrally sponsored welfare schemes and programmes under implementation in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Advisor said that the ...

Cadre’s development crucial for strong future leadership: Priya Sethi
Urges Durga Mandel BJP Kashmir Displaced workers to learn from Swami Vivekananda
Jammu, January 15 (Scoop News)-The Bharatiya Janata Party believes in the overall personality enhancement of its cadre, so as to help in development of a diverse political leadership for the country, former minister and senior BJP leader Priya Sethi said on Friday. Speaking at a Durga Mandal BJP Kashmir Displaced District organised Mandal Prashikshan Shiver program on 15 January 2021 at Durga Nagar Bantalab Jammu. Nine topics were discussed in detail during the program and training was imparted to the Mandal and Booths Karikartas. BJP Sr leaders , former Minister Priya Sethi ,Former MLC & BJP UT Spokesperson Ajay Bharti, Distt President Chand Ji Bhat aand Mandal President Ash...

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