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Lt Governor reviews preparations for Independence Day celebrations
Independence Day celebrations to rekindle the spirit of freedom movement, Unity, Integrity and Progress: LG
Srinagar, July 31 (Scoop News)-To review the planning and preparedness for the upcoming celebrations of Independence Day, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today held a review meeting of all senior functionaries of the UT Administration at the Civil Secretariat. As the UT of J&K is celebrating Azaadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav with full zeal and enthusiasm, the Lt Governor directed all the senior officers of administration to ensure the celebration of the Independence Day with same grandeur and scale across the UT following all Covid protocols. The Lt Governor directed for planning a series of events showcasing the patriotic ethos of our great nation, besides giving glimpses of a new and resurgent...

Lt Governor chairs meeting of Central Committee of Cultural Academy
J&K is Cultural gateway of Northern India; a Symbol of National Integration, Unity in Diversity: LG
Srinagar, July 31 (Scoop News)-Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today chaired the meeting of the Central Committee of Cultural Academy here at Raj Bhavan. As many as 30 agenda points were taken up during the meeting for discussion including framing of Annual Activity Calendar; Promotion of various languages; accreditation and empanelment of artists; fine-tuning of skills of staff of JKAACL; Cultural Policy; Affiliation for continuing Calligraphy Course; Automation & Digitization of JKAACL Library; Setting up of Ethno-linguistic & Cultural Research Centre etc. “J&K is the cultural gateway of northern India. The land is blessed with rich cultural heritage, literature and wisdom of Saints ...

JK reports 118 new positive cases, 315908 recovered so far
Srinagar, July 31 (Scoop News)-The Government on Saturday informed that 118 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 40 from Jammu division and 78 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 321462. Moreover, 113 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 43 from Jammu Division and 70from Kashmir Division. Besides this, 99.46 percent of population above the age of 45 years has been vaccinated across the Jammu and Kashmir. The Bulletin also informs that No confirmed case of Mucormycosis has been reported today, thus the total number of confirmed cases remain...

Lt Governor releases pictorial e-compendium of 9514 projects worth Rs 3900 cr completed under UT Sector Capex during 2020-21
Srinagar, July 31 (Scoop News)-Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today released an e-book consisting of pictorial compendium of 9514 projects worth Rs 3900 cr completed in J&K under various UT sector schemes during 2020-21. The e-book is available for public viewing on the official website of the Finance Department www.jakfinance.nic.in under the head “Publications”. It is a visual glimpse of the progress made in various sectors of the economy and provides basic information about the projects completed. Speaking on the occasion, the Lt Governor observed that financial reforms and interventions initiated by the Finance Department are now showing impact on the ground. Out of the total proje...

Top most Pakistani militant among 2 JeM militants killed in encounter
Srinagar, July 31 (Scoop News)-Top most Pakistani militant among 2 JeM militants were killed in encounter. Police said that On a specific input generated by Police regarding presence of terrorists in the forest area of Namibian and Marsar, general area of Dachigam forest, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Awantipora Police and Army in the said area. During the search operation, the hiding terrorists fired on the joint search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter two terrorists were killed. One of the killed terrorists has been identified as top most Pakistani terrorist Mohammad Ismal Alvi @Lamboo @Adnan, affiliated with proscr...

Covid Containment Measures Lt Governor takes district-wise assessment of Covid situation with Covid Task Force, DCs, SsP
Directs DCs to adopt Zero tolerance against non-observance of Covid Appropriate Behaviour
Srinagar, July 31 (Scoop News)- Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today chaired a series of meetings with Covid Task Force, Deputy Commissioners and District SsP to review the Covid situation across the Union Territory of J&K. The meetings were the latest in the series, wherein the Lt Governor takes district-wise assessment of the Covid scenario in the UT and seeks action-taken report from the District Administrations. J&K government is getting full support from the Government of India in its fight against the global pandemic. Against the committed 6.5 lakh doses of vaccination for the current lot, the Government of India has provided more than 16 lakh doses to J&K which itself speaks a...

J&K figures amongst top states/ UTs with highest no. of ACs generated in last 6 months
Srinagar, July 31 (Scoop News)-As per the data released by National Health Authority (NHA) Government of India, the Jammu and Kashmir UT figures amongst the top 5 states/UTs with highest number of Ayushman Cards to have been generated in the last six months. As per the data, J&K generated 19 Lakh Ayushman Cards in the last six months and proportional to the total beneficiary base J&K is the best performing state/UT vis-à-vis Ayushman Card generation in the last six months. The AB PM-JAY SEHAT was launched by the Prime Minister on 26th December, 2020. Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) SEHAT in convergence with AB PM-JAY aims to provide Universal Health Insuranc...

J&K wants tourism, not terrorism: Chugh
Pakistan's nefarious plots would be defeated by PM's development agenda
Jammu,July 31 (Scoop News)-BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh today warned Pakistan against playing with fire in J&K by planting and propagating terrorism in the Union territory region. Addressing a meeting of the BJP "vistaraks" here Chugh, who is the BJP National Prabhari for J&K, said the killing of two terrorists in Pulwama today indicated that Pakistan-sponsored terrorism was still around in J&K for which, he said, Pakistan would have to pay a heavy price. Chugh complimented security forces for keeping terrorists on the run in the Valley region adding that the killing of 87 terrorists since January last was an indication that the security forces have tightened the noose sen...

Lt Governor inaugurates; lays e-foundation of sports infra projects worth Rs 18.10 cr
Dedicates Synthetic Football Turf at Khel Gaon Nagrota, Mini Stadium at Bhour Camp, Purmadal Playfield to the local youth
Jammu, July 30 (Scoop News)-Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today e-inaugurated and laid e-foundation of sports infrastructure projects worth Rs 18.10 cr and dedicated the new sports facilities to the local youth. Moving ahead towards developing state-of-the-art sports infrastructure in the UT, the government is creating modern facilities and developing sports culture even in remote areas for talented sportspersons of the UT, observed the Lt Governor. Funded under CAPEX, JKIDFC, Khelo India, and PMDP, the inauguration and foundation laying of these projects marks the beginning of next phase of modernization of sports infra in J&K, the Lt Governor added. We are working with a miss...

ADGP, Div Com visit cloudburst hit Hounzar area of Dachhan
Assures speedy relief and rehabilitation of affected people on behalf of UT Govt
Kishtwar, July 30 (Scoop News)- Additional Director General of Police, Jammu, Mukesh Singh and Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer personally supervised the rescue and relief operation in the cloudburst hit Hounzar village of Tehsil Dachhan during their two day visit to the area. The officers trekked on foot for total 34 kms (both sides) to get the first hand information amidst difficult terrain and continuous rainfall. Accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar Ashok Sharma; DIG DKR range Uday Bhaskar Billa; SSP Kishtwar Shafqat Hussain Butt; ADC Kishtwar, Kishori Lal Sharma; SDM Marwah Dr. Mohsin Raza, DFO Marwah, Vijay Kumar; Executove Engineer PMGSY Mohd. Aslam Lone bes...

JK reports 137 new positive cases, 315795 recovered so far
Srinagar, July 30 (Scoop News)- The Government on Friday informed that 137 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 58 from Jammu division and 79 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 321344.Also 01 COVID death has been reported from Jammu Division. Moreover, 109 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 33 from Jammu Division and 76from Kashmir Division. Besides this, 99.44 percent of population above the age of 45 years has been vaccinated across the Jammu and Kashmir. The Bulletin also informs that No confirmed case of Mucormycosis has been report...

Lt Governor launches “Green J&K Drive-2021” from IIT Jammu
1.30 crore saplings to be planted across the UT this year
Jammu, July 30 (Scoop News)-Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha launched “Green J&K Drive-2021” from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jammu today. During this year, as many as 1.30 crore saplings are proposed to be planted across the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir. The Lt Governor planted a ‘cupressus’ sapling in the IIT Campus to mark the launch of this mega plantation drive. The Green J&K Drive initiative is in consonance with the National Forest Policy, 1988 & the JK Forest Policy, 2011 which envisage afforestation on all degraded & denuded lands in the UT within & outside forests...

Chief Secretary reviews preparations for 75th Independence Day
Srinagar, July 30 (Scoop News)-The Chief Secretary, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta today chaired a review meeting to take stock of preparations for the celebration of 75th Independence Day with the theme ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’. While asking the concerned officers to undertake all necessary preparations for the ensuing Independence Day celebrations at both the capital cities of Srinagar and Jammu, the Chief Secretary directed unfurling of the National Flag at all District, Sub District, Tehsil Headquarters and Panchayats by the PRI representatives. The Chief Secretary impressed upon district administrations to acknowledge contributions of citizens towards nation-building and enlist individuals ...

Lt Governor attends first-ever ‘Vishal Pashudhan Vyapar Mela’ at Hiranagar
J&K witnessing a new rural economic revolution, which had never happened in the last 70 years: LG
Kathua, July 29 (Scoop News)-The structural changes and consolidation of different programmes for farm and non-farm population in the rural areas is nothing short of a revolution for rural J&K. The UT has also redefined the agriculture and horticulture business in the country with expanded operations and strong supply chain system, which had never happened in the last 70 years. Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha made these remarks while attending the first-ever “Vishal Pashudhan Vyapar Mela” at Sports Stadium, Hiranagar in Kathua district. Speaking on the occasion, the Lt Governor welcomed the farmers from other states to the mega Livestock Trade Fair. The first of its kind event in the ...

JK reports 181 new positive cases, 315686 recovered so far
Srinagar, July 29 (Scoop News)-The Government on Thursday informed that181 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 67 from Jammu division and 114 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 321207. Moreover, 175 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 66 from Jammu Division and 109from Kashmir Division. Besides this, 99.39 percent of population above the age of 45 years has been vaccinated across the Jammu and Kashmir. The Bulletin also informs that No confirmed case of Mucormycosis has been reported today, thus the total number of confirmed cases remai...

Chief Secretary launches Youth Portal, Website of Mission Youth
Government focuses Youth empowerment through diverse opportunities
Srinagar, July 29 (Scoop News)-The Chief Secretary, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta today launched the Website and Youth portal of Mission Youth which will serve as a one-stop platform for registration under several schemes under the Mission. The new portal will facilitate the consolidation of youth database for targeted interventions aimed at youth empowerment. Underscoring the importance of the e-service portal in reaching out to the tech-savvy generation, Dr. Mehta said that the initiative will bring together youth from various regions seeking Government assistance and support available on one platform- which will offer diverse opportunities and linkages. “It will establish direct communication...

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