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Civil Society B'la celebrates 'Varmul Day' with zeal, fervor
Barasmulla, July 31 (Scoop News)-Civil Society Baramulla in collaboration with several prominent stakeholders today organized a grand function at Sheerwani Hall to celebrate the 'Varmul Day'. The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Baramulla, Bhupinder Kumar was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The function was organised to appreciate and felicitate the services rendered by various personalities and stakeholders towards the welfare and upliftment of the society. About 11 eminent personalities were felicitated who contributed positively in their respective domains. The Deputy Commissioner, in his address complimented the organizers and termed it a much important event that has been organised to re...

DC Budgam interacts with various Shia associations/ representatives regarding ensuing Muharram-ul-Haram
Budgam, July 31 (Scoop News)-The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Budgam, Shahbaz Ahmed Mirza today held an interaction with various Shia Associations and representatives of the community to discuss arrangements put in place for ensuing Muharram-ul-Haram starting from 10th August. The meeting was attended by J&K Shia Association and other representatives of the Shia community. During the meeting threadbare discussion was held on arrangements like electricity, water supply, roads, ration, firewood, sanitation, Street lighting and medicare facilities. The DC emphasized on the occasion for strict adherence to Covid Appropriate Behaviour during Muharram-ul-Haram besides aggressive sampling at imamb...

Sarmad Hafeez interacts with Tourism officers posted outside JK
Srinagar, July 31 (Scoop News)- Secretary, Tourism & Culture, Sarmad Hafiz today impressed upon the officers of Tourism Department posted in outside offices to remain in constant touch with the local travel fraternities and keep them updated about the tourism related activities in Jammu & Kashmir. Interacting with Tourist Officers of the Department posted at New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and other cities through video conferencing, the Tourism Secretary asked them to keep the local tourism stakeholders dealing with Jammu & Kashmir updated about the tourism related developments back home so that tourists are persuaded to choose J&K as their visiting destination...

Junoon - e – Hunar organised at JAK LI regt centre
Srinagar, July 31 (Scoop News)-Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regimental Centre commemorating ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh’ organised a cultural event “Junoon - e - Hunar” to promote the talent of school children and local youth of the Kashmir region. Around 100 students from various schools of Baramulla, Kupwara, Anantnag and Sharifabad districts participated in the event. It was a one day event wherein enthusiastic and talented youth were encouraged. Many participants mesmerized the audience with their cultural dance, folk music and solo performances. The adoring and overwhelming response by the local population including the youth, spread melody and harmony in the valley. ...

DIG NKR Baramulla inaugurates Women Help Desks through e-inauguration
Srinagar, July 31 (Scoop News)-DIG NKR Baramulla Shri Sujit Kumar-IPS today inaugurated Women Help Desks through e-inauguration from the conference hall of District Police Lines Baramulla. On the occasion, he was accompanied by SSP Baramulla Shri Rayees Mohammad Bhat-IPS. These Women help desks have been inaugurated at Uri, Sheeri, Chandoosa, Kreeri, Pattan, Tangmarg & Gulmarg of District Police Baramulla with additional facility of counselling room, feeding room & washroom. Speaking on the occasion, DIG NKR Baramulla said that J&K Police is increasing its legal assistance and help to women victims by opening more separate Women Help Desks in coming future with the aim to serve the wome...

DC Shopian reviews implementation of JJM
Shopian, July 31 (Scoop News)-The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Shopian, Sachin Kumar Vaishya today chaired a meeting of concerned officers to review the implementation of Centrally Sponsored programme Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM), to provide potable drinking water to every household in the district. On the occasion, a thorough discussion on the subject was held wherein stress was laid on the effective implementation of the mission to ensure providing of tap water to each and every household within a fixed timeframe. At national level, the programme aims to provide every household with a safe and adequate drinking water supply by 2024. Speaking on the occasion, the DC exhorted upon the concerned ...

Director AP&FWD holds joint meeting with officers, Saffron growers at IIKSTC
Pulwama,July 31 (Scoop News)-In view of the upcoming saffron season and to provide quality facilities to the saffron growers, the Director, Agriculture Production and Farmers Welfare Department (AP&FWD), Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal today held a joint meeting of officers of the department, Saffron Growers and representatives of Saffron Growers Association at India International Kashmir Saffron Trade Centre (IIKSTC) at Dussu Pampore. The Director on the occasion said that the saffron growers will be provided requisite facilities including hi-tech stigma separation, grading, quality analysis, packing, e-auction marketing and above all G.I. authenticity from IIKSTC. During the meeting, the Dir...

Director AP&FWD holds joint meeting with officers, Saffron growers at IIKSTC
Kupwara, July 31 (Scoop News)-In view of the upcoming saffron season and to provide quality facilities to the saffron growers, the Director, Agriculture Production and Farmers Welfare Department (AP&FWD), Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal today held a joint meeting of officers of the department, Saffron Growers and representatives of Saffron Growers Association at India International Kashmir Saffron Trade Centre (IIKSTC) at Dussu Pampore. The Director on the occasion said that the saffron growers will be provided requisite facilities including hi-tech stigma separation, grading, quality analysis, packing, e-auction marketing and above all G.I. authenticity from IIKSTC. During the meeting, the Dir...

DLSA team visits flash flood affected families at B’pora
Bandipora, July 31 (Scoop News)-A team of District Legal Services Authority Bandipora led by Chief Judicial Magistrate Bandipora, Abdul Qayoom Mir on Saturday visited the flash flood affected families to assess the ground situation in the aftermath of the damages caused by flash floods. The CJM was accompanied by the members of the core group constituted by JK Legal Services Authority for disaster management. The members included Fariqa Nazir, Secretary District Legal Services Authority Bandipora, Dr. Masrat Iqbal Block Medical Officer Bandipora, Advocate Shuaib Ahmad Dewani, Advocate Rabiya Hassan and Advocate Riyaz Ahmad District Coordinator of NGO (Orphanage in need). The team visi...

Tibet support group lodging protest against Chinese aggression
Guwahati,July 31 (Scoop News)- Bharat Tibbat Sahyog Manch, an umbrella body of Indians supporting the Tibet Mukti Sadhana (Tibetan freedom movement) has decided to observe forthcoming 20 October as a protest day against the Communist regime in Beijing as the People’s Liberation Army attacked simultaneously on Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh (then North East Frontier Agency) on this date in 1962. The India-Tibetan cooperation forum along with other India-Tibet support groups has decided to organize the protest demonstration to send a strong message to Beijing asserting that India would safeguard its territory at any cost. The other message to New Delhi is intended to narrate that Si...

DC reviews arrangements for Urs of Syed Ali Ala Balki (RA) Pakharpora
Srinagar, July 30 (Scoop News)-On the directions of Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan, Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Shahbaz Ahmed Mirza, today chaired a meeting regarding the arrangements for annual Urs of Syed Ali Ala Balki (RA) Pakharpora starting from 1st Moharam. The meeting was attended by Chief Executive Officer, Waqf Board, Mufti Mohammad Farid ud Din, Director Tourism, Kashmir, Dr Ghulam Nabi Itoo, Chief Executive Officer, Yousmarg Development Authority, Dr Nasir Ahmad Lone and administrator of both the shrines besides all the concerned officers. DC had a detailed review regarding various arrangements including sanitation, potable water supply, uninterrupted electricit...

Kargil Vijay Diwas: NCC cadets of GCW Parade present greetings to brave soldiers
Jammu, July 30 (Scoop News)-NCC cadets of GCW Parade Ground prepared a number of greeting cards for presenting these to the brave soldiers on the auspicious day of Kargil Vijay Diwas. This year the cadets of the College had decided to celebrate the day with the armed forces and felicitate them. The cadets, under the guidance of ANO Lt Suman Lata and senior cadets SUO Anidhi Devi and SUO Sheetal Bhat, visited 4 Grenadiers at Sunjawan Military station to greet the soldiers. Cadets were welcomed there and given refreshments and they interacted with 2 IC of the unit. Later, the cadets were taken to the statue of PVC holder of 4th Grenadiers and provided an opportunity to meet with the br...

Advisor Khan admires Olympic medalist Mirabai and her local coach Vijay Sharma
Srinagar, July 30 (Scoop News)-Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan today lauded Chanu Saikhom Mirabai for winning the Silver Medal at the ongoing Olympic games in Tokyo, Japan. The Advisor exuded delight that the medallist has given the nation something to really feel proud about. He maintained that the achievement is extraordinary not only for herself but for the nation itself. Advisor Khan also maintained that it is the recognition of India's talent at the global stage besides the fructification of her perseverance and hard work. He said that she would long act as an inspiration and icon for the youth of the nation. The Advisor also expressed his deep appreciation that the ma...

Secretary Higher Education e-reviews implementation of Prime Minister's Special Scholarship Scheme in JK
Srinagar, July 30 (Scoop News)- Secretary Higher Education, Sushma Chauhan, today chaired a virtual meeting to review progress on Prime Minister's Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS), Jammu and Kashmir 2021-22. Secretary emphasized upon the Nodal Principals, Higher Education Department and Directorate of School Education, Jammu and Srinagar wide publicity of the scheme. It was informed in the meeting that all the facilitation and documentation centres have been made functional. Besides, training programme for Principals of Government Degree Colleges and concerned institutions as well as workshops for students and parents and other stakeholders shall be organized in coming days in coordin...

J&K Bank commissions three more Business units in Kashmir
Srinagar, July 30 (Scoop News)-Extending its banking and financial services further deep into the rural pockets of Kashmir, J&K Bank today commissioned full-fledged business units at Dhobiwan in Tangmarg, Memender in Shopian, and Warpora in Sopore taking the bank’s total tally of such business units to 955. The District Development Commissioner (DDC) Baramulla, Bhupinder Kumar inaugurated the business unit at Dhobiwan in presence of the bank’s Zonal Head Kashmir (North) Arshad Hussain and LDM Baramulla Javaid Rashid, while the business unit at Memender was inaugurated by the District Development Commissioner (DDC) Shopian, Sachin Kumar in presence of Zonal Head Kashmir (South-I) Mohamma...

DC Jammu reviews progress of B2V3, Capex Budget works; formulation of ITVD Plan
Jammu, July 30 (Scoop News)- Deputy Commissioner Anshul Garg today chaired a meeting of the officers to review the formulation of Integrated Tribal Village Development Plan besides the progress made by RDD under B2V3, District Capex 2021and PMAY-G. The meeting was informed that there are total 11 villages to be covered under the Tribal Plan, out of which 6 villages fall in Nagrota, two in Satwari and one each in Mathwar, Dansal and Bhalwal. The meeting was told that education, road connectivity, power supply, housing, drinking water and sanitation, digitization, health and nutrition are some indicators of Integrated Tribal Village Development Plan. While reviewing the status of B2V3 wo...

ADDC Kupwara, Nazir Ahmad Lone accorded warm farewell
Kupwara, July 30 (Scoop News)-Additional District Development Commissioner (ADDC) Kupwara, Nazir Ahmad Lone was accorded a warm farewell by District Administration at DC Office Kupwara today on his superannuation from Government Service. The function was attended by Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Imam Din, Director Rural Development, Tariq Ahmad Zerger, ACD Mehraj Din Shah, District Information Officer, Kupwara, Mohammad Yousuf Mir, district officers and officials of DC office Kupwara. In his speech, the Deputy Commissioner highlighted achievements of the retiring ADDC and wished him a prosperous post retirement life. The Director RDD also spoke on the occasion. The ADDC, in his speech ...

PM-KUSUM: JAKEDA holds publicity/ awareness workshop for farmers in Shopian
Shopian, July 30 (Scoop News)-To sensitize the farmers as well as the general public about the main features of the newly launched PM-KUSUM scheme, one-day publicity cum awareness camp was organized by Jammu & Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA) at District Administrative Complex Shopian. The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Shopian, Sachin Kumar Vashiya, launched the publicity cum awareness programme for installation of solar power agriculture pumps under “Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthan Mahabhiyaan (PM-KUSUM) Yojana” in the District. ADDC, CPO, CAO, CHO, AD Planning besides other concerned district and sectoral officers also attended the programme. Among the others, DDC...

DC Kupwara expresses satisfaction over recovery rate Stresses for administration of vaccination, continue follow CAB
Kupwara, July 30 (Scoop News)-The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kupwara, Imam Din today said that COVID recovery rate in the district has gone up to 98.53 percent, which is a sign of satisfaction. He said no patient is under Hospital isolation at present. The Deputy Commissioner was addressing a presser in his office chamber, here. Giving details, the DC said that 85.43 percent people of above 45 year age and 26.10 percent of 18 to 44 year age group have been vaccinated till date. He said the positivity rate has declined to 0.21 percent, while recovery rate has gone up to 98.53 percent which is a sign of satisfaction for the district. He said that efforts are on to achieve a 90 percent vacci...

Stop Attacks on Journalists say NAJ-DUJ
New Delhi,July 30 (Scoop News)-The National Alliance of Journalists (NAJ) and the Delhi Union of Journalists (DUJ) note with shock that as many as 228 journalists were targeted by both state and non-state actors in the year 2020. They faced threats and physical or online attacks, FIRs and cases for their journalism. Some were jailed under draconian laws like the UAPA, NSA and the sedition law. Thirteen journalists were killed. We commend the Rights and Risks Analysis Report 2020 for its detailed documentation of these excesses. Among those targeted were at least 12 women journalists who faced harassment ranging from multiple FIRs to online trolling and threats of violence, rape and murde...

BJP claiming normalcy in J&K improved,then why not elections: Bhim sing asks GoI
Jammu, July 29 (Scoop News)- “Entire leadership of BJP from the streets to the Parliament has been beating loud drums that the situation in J&K has improved and there is downfall in militancy also. The headlines have been quoting Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi and other BJP leaders that the situation in J&K is going more normal than before.” Prof.Bhim Singh, President of J&K National Panthers Party (JKNPP) has questioned Govt. of India which made loud noise in Parliament that Statehood of J&K shall be restored when normalcy shall be back in J&K. NPP Supremo questioned the BJP leadership whether normalcy is restored or there is no occasion to restore Statehood in J&K till t...

ASSOCHAM assures support to JKTPO in taking trade and Industry of J&K to national level
Jammu, July 29 (Scoop News)-The Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) – One of the oldest apex body of the country assured full support to Jammu Kashmir Trade Promotion Organization for highlighting Investment avenues in J&K. Mr. Manik Batra, Chairman ASSOCHAM J&K Council today met Ms. Ankita Kar, MD JKTPO and discussed various issues related to trade and Industry of Jammu and Kashmir. Mr. Batra also informed Ms. Kar that ASSOCHAM being a responsible national chamber is committed to globally promote the products of Jammu and Kashmir and bring investments into J&K. “J&K has wide range of exclusive and best quality products in different sectors like Handlooms &...

IIM Jammu to host First Online Virtual International Conference titled “Sustainable Finance, Economics & Accounting in the Pre- and Post- Pandemic Era”
Jammu, July 29 (Scoop News)-IIM Jammu will be hosting its first Online International Conference on “Sustainable Finance, Economics & Accounting in the Pre- and Post- Pandemic Era” on July 30-31, 2021. The two-day Conference would be done jointly in association with The University of Bradford School of Management, United Kingdom. The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) and The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) are also the Partnering professional bodies associated with the Conference. The theme of the Conference was chosen keeping in view the deficiencies of our current economic development model, which is increasingly becoming unsustainable. A sustainable...

Nowshera forest division conducts series of plantation drives
Jammu, July 29 (Scoop News)-A drive under the theme "One Beat Guard One Village" was today conducted at village Patrara of Sunderbani Range. Rajinder Sharma, DDC member Sunderbani, Vinod Kumar, Additional District Development Commissioner Sunderbani, Yash Pal Sharma Sarpanch Patrara, Rakesh Kumar Panch and a number of villagers took part in the drive. Beat Guard Langer Pawan Kumar conducted the drive with the help of Block Forest Officer Sunderbani, S.Rangeel Singh and other staff members. Rakesh Verma Range Officer Sunderbani, threw light on the one beat guard one village programme which was overwhelmingly welcomed by the villagers as well as DDC Sunderbani as well as ADC Sunderbani. ...

Create plenteous, gainful employment opportunities for women to make them self sufficient: Advisor Farooq Khan
Srinagar, July 29 (Scoop News)-Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan today chaired the 26th Board of Directors (BoDs) meeting of Jammu and Kashmir Women's Development Corporation (JKWDC) at Civil Secretariat here. The meeting was attended by Secretary Social Welfare Department, Sheetal Nanda; Managing Director, JKWDC, Dr. Naheed Soz; representatives of Finance, Planning and other allied departments besides representatives of central government corporations like National Minorities Development & Finance Corporation (NMDFC), National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation(NHFDC) and National Backward Classes Finance & Development Corporation (NBCFDC) participated in the meet...

Director Libraries takes stock of infrastructure requirement in Old City libraries
Reading Zone to be established at Habbakadal
Srinagar, July 29 (Scoop News)- As a follow-up to the instructions issued by the Lieutenant Governor for digitally transforming the public libraries in J&K, the Director, Libraries & Research, Mohammad Rafi today visited various Public Libraries in Old City of Srinagar to personally take stock of the infrastructure requirement for upgrading these libraries as e-Learning-cum-Career Counselling hubs for the local youth. The initiative for the digital transformation of the Public Libraries in J&K as e-Learning-cum-Career Counselling Centres is being launched on the directions of the Lieutenant Governor, Shri Manoj Sinha to reinvent these institutions of learning as single point of contact ...

Agri deptt Kmr inks tripartite agreement with JKHPMC, DSM Leh
To ensure assured supply of fresh fruits, vegetables to the UT of Ladakh
Srinagar, July 29 (Scoop News)-On the instructions of Advisor Farooq Ahmad Khan and Principal Secretary Agriculture Production & Farmer’s Welfare Department Navin Kumar Chowdhary, the Directorate of Agriculture Kashmir signed a tripartite agreement with Jammu Kashmir Horticulture Produce and Marketing Corporation (JKHPMC) and Dragon Super Mart Leh (Union Territory of Ladakh), regarding the supply of various food articles to the UT of Ladakh. As per the agreement, the Agriculture department shall ensure assured supply of fresh fruits and vegetables, spices, honey, rice (Muskbudji/ Red rice/ Meetha chawal) and Trout fish to the UT of Ladakh. In this connection a meeting was held at Leh La...

Mission Youth to partner with Wipro Foundation for Youth Engagement, Livelihood initiatives
Srinagar, July 29 (Scoop News)-Secretary Tribal Affairs Department and CEO Mission Youth, J&K, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary today chaired an interactive meeting with senior representatives of Wipro Foundation to deliberate upon the way-forward for Youth engagement and outreach programmes in Jammu and Kashmir. The meeting was attended by Director Tribal Affairs, OSD Mission Youth, Deputy Director, Mission Youth J&K, senior representatives of Wipro Foundation and concerned officials of the Mission Youth and other allied departments. Speaking on the occasion, CEO Mission Youth, highlighted the significance of Mission Youth initiatives for realizing the dream of new Jammu and Kashmir through ...

Covid-19 guideline violations: 3394 violators fined throughout the Kashmir valley
Srinagar, July 29 (Scoop News)- Continuing its efforts to curb the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, during the last 24 hours Police have realized fine to the tune of ₹4,26,780/- from 3394 people throughout the Kashmir valley for violating the various guidelines/ rules/SOPs regarding Covid-19. Besides, 32 shops were also sealed in Kulgam for defying Covid-19 norms. The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/guidelines envisaged by the government to curb Covid-19 pandemic. Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spr...

Jammu criminologist thanks LG for considering her suggestions during ‘Awaam ki Awaz'
Srinagar, July 29 (Scoop News)-A Jammu based criminologist, Priya Varma Khajuria felt elated for her suggestions found resonance from none other than the Lieutenant Governor himself during the recently concluded episode of ‘Awam ki Awaz'. Priya Verma had suggested to the LG about the scope and need of having expert criminologists for speedy and better investigation of IT related crimes and her suggestions were well received by the LG and reverberated during the monthly outreach ‘Awam ki Awaz' program. Priya Verma introduces herself as an online security consultant providing services to people. She also says that she can give advice to people about dealing with online harassment and frau...

Tribal Affairs Department holds workshop with DDCs, BDCs
Srinagar, July 29 (Scoop News)- Tribal Affairs Department conducted a comprehensive workshop with District Development Councils of Shopian, Reasi, Anantnag and Doda as a part of initiative towards expanding the reach and scope of tribal welfare schemes, convergent planning at district level besides sensitization about the procedural guidelines for availing tribal welfare grants. Secretary, Tribal Affairs Department, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, held a detailed discussion with members of District Development Councils and Chairperson of Block Development Councils of Anantnag, Doda, Reasi and Shopian about various centrally sponsored schemes, self-employment ventures and infrastructure dev...

DC Srinagar reviews ensuing Muharram-Al-Haram arrangements
Srinagar, July 29 (Scoop News)- In connection with forthcoming holy month of Muharram-Al- Haram, the Deputy Commissioner(DC), Srinagar Mohammad Aijaz Asad Thursday chaired a meeting of officers to review arrangements for its smooth celebration. Stressing on making adequate arrangements, the DC instructed the officers to ensure all necessary preparations are made well before commencement of the holy month of Muharram. He urged that all arrangements are put in place to ensure all religious gatherings and processions are held smoothly and peacefully. The DC instructed authorities of PHE to ensure uninterrupted water supply to all areas and deploy water tankers as per the requirement at al...

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