Monday, June 27, 2022
 
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Advisor Bhatnagar visits Chandanwari, Nunwan base camps at Pahalgam
Reviews arrangements, preparedness for upcoming Holy Yatra
Pahalgam, June 26 (Scoop News)- Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar today toured the Pahalgam Axis of Yatra route and reviewed the preparedness and arrangements for the smooth conduct of upcoming Shri Amarnathji Yatra (SANJY)-2022 scheduled to commence from 30th of this month. During the visit to Chandanwari Base Camp, Advisor Bhatnagar conducted on-site inspection of facilities on the route and chaired a review meeting at the base camp to review the security lodging, health care, communication network, sanitation, water supply, emergency response, fire safety and all othe...

Lt Governor chairs 3rd meeting of J&K Wildlife Board
Strengthening of measures to protect wildlife & rich ecological diversity discussed at length; key decisions taken
Srinagar, June 26 (Scoop News)- Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today chaired the third meeting of Wildlife Board for the UT of J&K, here at Raj Bhawan. Various issues related to strengthening of measures to protect wildlife & rich ecological diversity were discussed at length, and key decisions were taken. The meeting was attended by Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; Sh Atal Dulloo, Financial Commissioner (Additional Chief Secretary), Agriculture Production Department; Sh. Sanjeev Verma, Commissioner/Secretary to the Government, Department of Forest, Ecology and Environment; Sh Mukes...

J&K Govt makes exceptional arrangements for 43-day-long Amarnathji Yatra scheduled from June 30
RFIDs made compulsory for this year’s yatra for real-time monitoring of pilgrims
Srinagar, June 26 (Scoop News)- The 43-day-long Amarnathji pilgrimage, being held after a gap of two years, is scheduled to commence on June 30 with excellent and exemplary arrangements put in place by J&K Government. The government is committed to provide the best facilities for Yatris. Improvements have been made in the arrangements as compared to previous years. All necessary facilities, including traffic management, health, communication, water sanitation are in place. J&K Government has accorded top priority to provide quality healthcare to the pilgrims coming for the Amarnath Yatra...

Tourism Deptt organises training programme on Homestay Entrepreneurship at Kokernag
Homestay entrepreneurs to be supported by the Tourism Deptt for marketing their facilities through digital platforms: Dir Tourism
Anantnag, June 26 (Scoop News)- Directorate of Tourism, Kashmir today organised a day long training programme on Homestay Entrepreneurship at Kokernag here. The programme is sponsored by Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) under Cluster Development programme and is being implemented by JK Developmental Action Group (JKDAG) and KPMG. The programme aims to train the local youth/families to establish Homestay facilities for the tourists which will create employment avenues for youth as well as lift the economic conditions of the families. Addressing a large gathering on the occasion, Director Tourism, Kashmir, Dr. G.N Itoo said that Homestay entrepreneurs will be supported by...

JK reports 56 fresh positive cases, 449721 recovered
2,32,37,133 Covid doses administered so far
Srinagar, June 26 (Scoop News)- The Government today informed that 56fresh positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19)have been reported today; 43from Jammu division and 13 from Kashmir division, thus taking the total number of positive cases to 454798.Also, 01 COVID death has been reported from Jammu division. Moreover, 28more COVID-19 patients have recovered and been discharged from various hospitals including 18fromJammu division and 10from Kashmir division. The Bulletin also informs that no new case of Mucormycosis has been reported today, thus the total number of confirmed casesremains51 across J&K. On COVID vaccination, the bulletin informs that 2,220 doses of COVID vaccine...

Lt Governor inaugurates Sukhnag Sozni Embroidery SFURTI Heritage Cluster of JK KVIB at Magam Budgam
This Cluster will deliver a holistic approach towards development of Sozni craft from production to marketing stage while catering needs of at least 500 artisans, says the LG
Buidgam, June 25 (Scoop News)- Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha inaugurated the Sukhnag Sozni Embroidery SFURTI Heritage Cluster of J&K Khadi and Village Industries Board today at Magam, Budgam. The Lt Governor said this SFURTI Cluster will deliver a holistic approach towards development of Sozni craft from production to marketing stage while catering needs of at least 500 artisans. The Government has taken various steps to make handicraft sector more competitive, boost exports and give a fillip to village industries, a repository of creative tradition. We are determined to ensure capacity...

Take every measure to restrict the spread of the virus: CS
Also intensify the process of testing and precautionary dose of persons with comorbidity
Srinagar, June 25 (Scoop News)- Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta today stressed upon the health officers to take every measure to restrict the spread of covid-19 here in the UT. He asked them to intensify the tracing, testing and inoculation of precautionary dose to people especially to those with comorbid conditions. He made these remarks in a high level meeting of health officers to review the Covid-19 scenario in the UT in view of rising cases in some States of the country. The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary, Health and Medical Education; Director SKIMS; Mission Director, NHM, DG Health & Family Welfare; Director Health, Kashmir/Jammu; Principals of GMCs, State Surve...

Have upgraded health facilities for this years’ Amarnath Yatra
all arrangements finalized: Director Doctors group from outside appeal Yatris in their local language to follow Yatra protocols
Srinagar, June 25 (Scoop News)- Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather today said all arrangements have been finalized for the Amarnath Yatra while health facilities have been upgraded this year besides the routine facilities which used to be available en route the Yatra. Addressing a press conference in Srinagar, Dr MA Rather said all the arrangements have been made at both Chandanwadi and Balthal side and the healyth care facilities have been upgraded this year for yatris. He said that they have kept 70 health facilities ready from Jawahar Tunnel to the holy cave on both routes including Chandanwari and Baltal, which includes six base hospitals, 11 Medical Aid Cent...

Kashmir Valley witnessing exponential hike in tourist influx
Srinagar, June 25 (Scoop News)- Kashmir valley is witnessing an exponential increase in the tourism flow due to the successful campaigns of the J&K Government to attract maximum tourists towards the region. According to statistics J&K tourism department, March 2022 broke the 10-year tourist arrival record in Kashmir, signalling that the tourism industry is finally on the path to recovery. As per Union tourism ministry, around 1.42 lakh tourists visited J&K during February alone, breaking the seven-year record. Remarkably, on April 4th this year, the Srinagar International Airport recorded busiest day ever in history, with 15,014 people travelling on 90 flights in and out of Kashmir. ...

General Lok Adalat held across J&K
15,357Cases resolved, Rs. 6.33Crore settled
Srinagar, June 25 (Scoop News)- As a part of the calendar of activities for the year 2022 framed by J&K Legal Services Authority, a General Lok Adalat was organized throughout the U.T of J&K, today under the patronage of Justice Pankaj Mithal, Chief Justice, High Court of J&K and Ladakh & Patron-in-Chief J&K Legal Services Authority and under the dynamic guidance of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, Executive Chairman J&K Legal Services Authority. Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, Executive Chairman, J&K Legal Services Authority inaugurated the General Lok Adalat in District Court Complex Srinagar. Thereafter, Justice Magrey, inspected different benches of the National LokAdalat in District Court...

Lt Governor visits Baltal and Pahalgam
Reviews Preparedness & Response Mechanism of all the Stakeholder Departments; conducts on-site inspection of facilities on both Yatra routes
Ganderbal/Anantnag, June 24 (Scoop News)- Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today, in a day-long tour, visited both the Baltal and Pahalgam Axis of Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra and reviewed the preparedness and response mechanism of all the stakeholder departments during the visit. The Lt Governor also conducted on-site inspection of facilities on travel routes of Baltal & Pahalgam and chaired review meetings at the base camps which discussed lodging, health care, communication network, sanitation, water supply, weather forecasting, emergency response, fire safety and all other basic necessities. ...

Advisor Bhatnagar addresses midterm CME Congress on Surgical Gastroenterology at SKIMS
J&K making remarkable strides in development of medical infrastructure: Advisor Bhatnagar
Srinagar, June 24 (Scoop News)- Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar today remarked that Jammu and Kashmir is making remarkable strides in development of medical infrastructure with sole objective of providing world class medical care facilities to the people here. The Advisor made these comments while addressing the inaugural session of mid term Continuing Medical Education (CME) Congress on Surgical Gastroenterology under the theme “Cancer and Non-Cancer Diseases of Biliary Tract” at SKIMS, Soura here. The CME Congress was organised by Department of Surgical Gastroenterology SKIMS under the aegis of Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology. Addressing a large g...

JK reports 54 fresh positive cases, 449672 recovered
2,32,21,718 Covid doses administered so far
Srinagar, June 24 (Scoop News)- The Government today informed that 54fresh positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19)have been reported today; 35from Jammu division and 19 from Kashmir division, thus taking the total number of positive cases to 454677. Moreover, 24 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and been discharged from various hospitals including 18 from Jammu division and 06 from Kashmir division. The Bulletin also informs that no new case of Mucormycosis has been reported today, thus the total number of confirmed casesremains51 across J&K. On COVID vaccination, the bulletin informs that 9,037 doses of COVID vaccine have been administered in the last 24 hours bringing t...

Secy. Tourism reviews safety protocols of ropeway projects in J&K
Directs periodic inspections, regular maintenance, strict adherence to SoPs
Srinagar, June 24 (Scoop News)-Secretary, Tourism, Sarmad Hafeez, who has been nominated as Nodal Officer for carrying out safety audit of Ropeway projects in J&K, today reviewed the safety protocols put in place at the ropeways across J&K in a high level meeting of officers here. The meeting was attended by Director, Tourism Jammu, Vivekananda Rai; Managing Director, J&K Cable Car Corporation, Ghulam Jeelani Zargar; Chief Engineer, KPDCL and JPDCL; Chief Engineer, Mechanical Engineering Department, Kashmir and Jammu; Superintending Engineer, R&B, Kashmir and Jammu; Additional CEO, SMVDSB. Besides representative from Sky View Emperian, Patnitop and N C Srivastava, Advisor, NHLML also at...

People of J&K hail new land laws as major step towards development, progress
Srinagar, June 24 (Scoop News)- The new land laws are being hailed by the people of Jammu and Kashmir as a major step towards development and progress of J&K. The historic initiative of the government will revamp agriculture and allied sectors besides ensuring holistic development of all sectors. The Ministry of Home Affairs, through an order on October 26, introduced amendments to 14 laws of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir and repealed 12 others. Key amendments were made to four major state laws that governed the ownership, sale, and purchase of land in the erstwhile state, like the J&K Development Act, 1970, The J&K Land Revenue Act, 1996, The Agrarian Reforms Act, 1976 and T...

AC approves transfer of land for various public purposes
Srinagar, June 13 (Scoop News)-The Administrative Council (AC) which met here under the chairmanship of the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, today approved the proposal of Revenue Department to transfer various parcels of land for public purposes. Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary, J&K and Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor attended the meeting. The Administrative Council approved the transfer of land measuring land measuring 138 Kanal 11 Marla in favour of Higher Education Department for construction of new Government Degree Colleges in District Budgam and Shopian. The land will be transferred f...

No ads promoting online betting, Ministry issues advisory to media
New Delhi, June 13 (Scoop News)-Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has today issued an advisory to print, electronic and digital media to refrain from advertising online betting platforms. The advisory comes in light of instances of a number of advertisements of online betting websites/platforms appearing in print, electronic, social and online media. Betting and gambling, illegal in most parts of the country, pose significant financial and socio-economic risk for the consumers, especially youth and children, the advisory states. It has further added that these advertisements on online betting have the effect of promoting this largely prohibited activity. “The advertisements of o...

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