GOI is committed to promoting J&K Tourism worldwide: Union Minister

GOI is committed to promoting J&K Tourism worldwide: Union Minister 1

Union Minister for Tourism and Culture and Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), G Kishan Reddy today reaffirmed the commitment of the Government of India towards the promotion of Jammu and Kashmir Tourism and rich cultural heritage worldwide.

The Minister stated this while holding an interactive session with tour operators and various stakeholders associated with the tourism sector of Jammu and Kashmir along with the Department of Tourism at SKICC here.

Earlier today morning, Mr. Reddy arrived here as part of GoI’s public outreach program to J&K. On his arrival, the Minister visited the Tourist Facilitation Centre and J&K Tourism Information Centre.

During his interaction with different tourism players from Kashmir, Mr. Reddy discussed various avenues pertinent to tourism in the region of J&K and highlighted the importance of promotion and campaigning of J&K as a tourism destination in India and across the globe, and said that the Central Government will do everything in their domain to brand the region as an international tourist destination.

During the session, different stakeholders including tourist trade and travel, houseboat association, shikarawalas, hoteliers among others put forth their demands and issues before the Minister.

Among other issues, the tourism stakeholders sought direct flights from different cities of the country including Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai to Srinagar. They also demanded insurance cover in case of losses, development of new and virgin tourist destinations, better mobile connectivity at tourism places,  renovation of old hotels at tourism destinations like Pahalgam, Gulmarg among others.

The Minister gave a patient hearing to the tourism stakeholders and assured them that all their genuine issues would be taken up at the Central Government level for early resolution.

While speaking on the occasion, Mr. Reddy said that the Central Government is doing every bit to bring J&K back on the tourism map and make it the number one tourist destination among travelers, tourists, visitors once again.

He informed the meeting that the Government of India along with the UT government is putting in serious efforts to bring Mughal Gardens of J&K on the UNESCO Heritage map so that these places would get international recognition to help in increasing tourist footfall from other countries.

He said that J&K being a tourism state remains top priority for Prime Minister Narendra Modi who always pushes his Cabinet for the development of J&K.

Earlier, the Minister presided over a meeting with the Department of Tourism J&K, J&K Academy of Arts, Culture & Languages, Department of Archives, Archeology & Museums, Archeological Survey of India, heads of different development authorities, and other concerned.

The Minister reviewed the progress of tourism development projects supported by the Union Government for the UT.

The meeting was attended by Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan; Additional Director General at Ministry of Tourism, GoI, Rupinder Brar; Secretary Tourism & Culture, Sarmad Hafeez, Secretary Director, Archives, Archaeology, and Museums, Rahul Pandey; Director Tourism Kashmir, Dr GN Itoo, officers from ASI, and other concerned.

On the occasion, Secretary Tourism & Culture gave a detailed presentation and presented an overview of the Tourism scenario in the UT.

The Minister was informed about the different activities and projects being carried out in the region and the initiative taken with respect to the promotion of J&K tourism.

It was told that in the past three years many tourism festivals and events besides 2nd Edition of Khelo India Games were held at Gulmarg and wide promotion campaign is also being carried out in different parts of the country.

A detailed presentation was also given over the celebrations of 75 years of independence and in this regard, an Iconic Week celebration is being organized in both the divisions of J&K where myriad activities would be held to showcase J&K’s rich culture, heritage, food, music, etc.

On the occasion, the Minister also e-inaugurated various developmental tourism projects which include 10 bedroom tourist complex at Verinag, an Apple resort at Ladoora Rafiabad, wayside amenities at Awantipora among others.

Also, Conservation Architect & Historic Building consultant, Abha Narain Lambah gave a detailed presentation over the preparation of nomination dossier for a listing of Mughal Gardens of Kashmir on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites.

While appreciating the J&K tourism for their work done during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Minister said that the UT has done a lot better than other States and UTs during the pandemic. He said J&K is progressing and moving in the right direction and Union Government is supporting the UT in every respect to take the region on uniform prosperity with rest of India.

Later, the Minster had an interaction with students of various Govt-run- Schools at Royal Springs Golf Course, who were trained in golf by The Golf Club of Kashmir.

He said Kashmir is a favorite golfing spot for tourists and the golfers from around the world and the local youth should get the maximum benefit from the beautiful golfing destinations.

He also urged the students to focus in one sport and be expert and excel and bring glory to their areas, state and country alike in the sports arena.

On the occasion, the Minister also distributed certificates among the students who completed their training courses.

Meanwhile, the Minister also flagged off Dachigam Foothills Mountain Biking Expedition from the gate of Harwan Garden.

Later, the Minister also interacted with the members of District Development Council, Block Development Council and Panchayat Raj Institutions of District Srinagar who also put forth their issues and grievances before the Minister.

The elected representatives demanded to announce a Development Authority for Harwan Block of Srinagar which houses world-famed Mughal Gardens, degree College, a hospital in the area, playground, and other tourism related facilities.

The members said that the area has a huge tourism potential as the area possesses traditional trekking routes to central and southern parts of Kashmir which can give a fillip to tourism and subsequently generate employment in the area.

While addressing the members, the Minister said J&K has a three-tier Panchayati Raj System in place due to the honest efforts of PM Modi who wants to empower the grassroots democracy in the country.

He said that J&K is one of the shining examples in the whole of India where the three-tier Panchayati Raj system is working successfully and people themselves are identifying, executing, and monitoring works at level, block, and district level.

Praising the ‘Back to Village’ program in J&K, Mr. Reddy said that earlier people used to visit different offices and run pillar-to-post to get their grievances addressed but now the whole administration is at their doorsteps to get their issues resolved promptly.

He added that J&K is now reaping benefits like the rest of India with all the centrally sponsored schemes and other initiatives and is playing an important part in the overall development and progress of the whole country.

Later in the evening, the Minister also visited Nishat and Chashma Shahi Mughal Gardens

JKSSB Selection lists for various posts released

JKSSB Selection lists for various posts released 2

Provisional Selection List for the post of Field Assistant III, (Agriculture Production Department) Divisional Cadre Kashmir, Item No 023 Advertised Vide Advertisement Notice No 03 of 2020 dated 01-12-2020, (Agriculture
Production Department) Divisional Cadre Kashmir, under PM Package for Kashmiri Migrants and Non-Migrant Kashmiri Pandits

Provisional Selection List for the post of Field Supervisor Mushroom (Agriculture Production Department) Divisional Cadre Kashmir, Item No 024 Advertised Vide Advertisement Notice No 03 of 2020 dated 01-12-
2020, (Agriculture Production Department) Divisional Cadre Kashmir, under PM Package for Kashmiri Migrants and Non-Migrant Kashmiri Pandits

Provisional Selection List for the post of Assistant Store Keeper (Agriculture Production Department) Divisional Cadre Kashmir, Item No 025 Advertised Vide Advertisement Notice No 03 of 2020 dated 01-12-2020,
(Agriculture Production Department) Divisional Cadre Kashmir, under PM Package for Kashmiri Migrants and Non-Migrant Kashmiri Pandits

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Forces launch search operation in Chadoora town

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Government forces on Thursday launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Chadoora town of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district, officials said.

Officials told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a joint team of Army’s 53RR and SOG cordoned off Chadoora town from the Hospital side.

They said that all the entry and exit points towards the area have been sealed, while the searches were going on

COVID-19: J-K records 110 fresh cases, no death

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Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday witnessed 110 fresh positive cases taking the number of total active cases to 1,345 while no death was reported in the UT in the last 24 hours.

With no more fresh deaths, the death toll in the UT stands at 4,422 and 110 fresh positive cases reported on Thursday have pushed the tally of positive cases to 329,430.

Of the exact number of 329,430 cases, 205,630 are from the Kashmir division and 123,800 from the Jammu division. Officials told a local news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that among 110 new cases, 84 belong to the Kashmir division while 26 are from the Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in the Kashmir division has reached 205,630 including 202,335 recoveries and 2,249 deaths while as a total number of positive cases in Jammu division has reached to 123,800 including 121,328 recoveries and 2,173 deaths.

The officials said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir is 1,345 including 1,046 from the Kashmir division and 299 from the Jammu division.

With 153 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 323,663 which is 98.25 percent of the total cases.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 45 from Srinagar, 15 from Baramulla, 07 from Budgam, 00 from Pulwama, 02 from Kupwara, 05 from Anantnag, 05 from Bandipora, 04 from Ganderbal, 01 from Kulgam, and 00 from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 26 from Jammu division include 03 from Jammu, 01 from Udhampur, 05 from Rajouri, 06 from Doda, 01 from Kathua, 01 from Samba, 00 from Kishtwar, 07 from Poonch, 00 from Ramban and 02 from Reasi,” officials disclosed.

Meanwhile, authorities on Thursday said that no fresh cases of Mucormycosis popularly known as the black fungus were reported in the UT and the tally stands at 46.

As per officials figures, 74,243 positive cases including 839 deaths and 72,848 recoveries are from Srinagar, 24,323 including 282 deaths and 23,873 recoveries are from Baramulla, 23,583 including 23,253 recoveries, and 207 deaths are from Budgam, 15,468 including 15,229 recoveries, and 194 deaths are from Pulwama, 14,350 including 166 deaths and 14,161 recoveries are from Kupwara, 16,525 including 16,294 recoveries and 205 deaths are from Anantnag, 9,743 cases including 9,610 and 102 deaths are from Bandipora, 10,311 including 10,168 recoveries and 79 deaths are from Ganderbal, 11,478 including 11,354 recoveries and 117 deaths are from Kulgam and 5,606 including 5,545 recoveries and 58 deaths are from Shopian.

In the Jammu division, 53,172 including 51,970 recoveries and 1,144 deaths are from Jammu district, 11,402 including 11,259 recoveries and 137 deaths are from Udhampur, 11,227 including 10,924 recoveries and 237 deaths are from Rajouri, 7,771 including 7,575 recoveries and 133 deaths are from Doda, 9,304 including 9,139 recoveries and 151 deaths are from Kathua, 7,150 including 7,022 recoveries and 120 deaths are from Samba, 4,813 including 4,761 recoveries and 44 deaths are from Kishtwar, 6,358 including 6,243 recoveries and 97 deaths are from Poonch, 6,030 including 5,944 recoveries and 67 deaths are from Ramban and 6,573 including 6,491 recoveries and 43 deaths are from Reasi.

As per the daily information bulletin, 3,548,032 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 7,449 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 1,345 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 3,071,573 persons have completed the surveillance period and 463,243 persons are under home surveillance besides that so far results of 14,854,376 samples are available. Out of 14,854,376, the number of samples tested negative stands at 14,524,946 while 329,430 have tested positive, among them 1,345 persons are active, 323,663 persons have recovered and 4,422 persons have died—(KNO)

North Kashmir man arrested by Gujarat ATS in 2006 blast case

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Gujarat ATS assisted by Jammu and Kashmir police has arrested a man from north Kashmir’s Baramullah district.

Sources told news agency Kashmir Dot Com (KDC) that a man identified as Bilal Aslam was arrested by Baramulla with the assistance of Jammu and Kashmir Police.

As per ATS Bilal is accused of 2006 blasts in Kulapur Railway station in Ahmedabad and has been absconding for fifteen years.

A police official confirmed the arrest of Bilal Aslam to Kashmir Dot Com but didn’t share further details.

Students of Army Goodwill school injured in Lolab road accident


Several students of Army Goodwill school were injured while three among them were critical in a road accident that took place at Krusun area of Lolab in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, officials said.

Official sources told that several students of AGS were injured in the road accident.

They said that among the injured students three are stated to be critical and have been shifted to SMHS hospital and Handwara hospital respectively.

The officials said that police have registered a case against the driver and have also seized his vehicle.

CBK holds man for impersonating as a minister in J&K

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The Crime Branch Kashmir on Thursday said that it has produced a charge sheet against a notorious fraudster of the Bemina area of Srinagar for impersonating himself as minister and bureaucrat by using a mobile application and would extract money from various government servants.  

In a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), CBK said that it produced charge sheet of Case FIR No: 46 of 2018 U/S 419, 420, RPC 66-D IT Act of P/S CBK, against one notorious fraudster namely Firdous Ahmad son of Abdul Rehman Ahangar of Nund Resh Colony Bemina in the court of 13th Finance Srinagar. 

“The accused was impersonating as Minister and Bureaucrat by using Spoof Call Application and would extract money from various government servants thereof,” the statement reads. 

It reads that the Crime Branch Kashmir received communication that Cell No: 7880919630 is being used by some cheat and fraudster, impersonating as Minister (s) and Bureaucrat (s), demanding money from engineers of PWD, PMGSY, and Tehsildar Uri.

“Subsequent to the information, a verification under number Misc 26/2018 was initiated in Crime Branch Kashmir, Srinagar which led to the registration of case FIR No. 46/2018 U/S 419, 420 RPC 66-D IT Act of P/S CBK.”

It reads that during the course of the investigation, it came to fore that cell No: 7880919630 was being used by Firdous Ahmad to contact Superintending Engineer PMGSY Srinagar, Executive Engineer R&B Division Kupwara, Tehsildar Uri, and Chief Education Officer Ganderbal respectively.   

“The suspect introduced himself as MOS for R&B and Revenue department, and stated to them that they might be transferred unless they pay money to him.”

The statement reads that the investigation thus conducted has established that the accused has used cell No: 7880919630, by using a spoof call application, which displayed the cell number of concerned ministers on the cell phone of the receiver of such calls and SMS’s and impersonated himself as Minister of concerned departments in order to cheat them and extract money from them against their transfer or post them as per their choice.

“During the course of the investigation, offenses U/S 511-420, 419, 468, 201 RPC, 66-D IT Act were established and the Final Report (charge sheet) of the instant case was produced before the Hon’ble court of 13th Finance, Srinagar on yesterday against the accused.”

It reads the accused person is also involved Case FIR No: 17/2012 U/S 420, 468, 471, 120-B RPC P/S CBK, which stands charge-sheeted on 21.02.2013 before the court of law.

“Moreover, Case FIR No: 63/2016, U/S 420, 66 IT Act & FIR No: 37/2017 U/S 419, 120-B RPC P/S Crime Branch Kashmir are also registered against the accused for cheating and the investigation of these cases is going on,” it reads.

OSC Bandipora reunites a non-local woman with her family after 35 days

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A 35-year-old non-local woman, who had lost her way in Kashmir while she had come from West Bengal and was wandering into the orchards of Sumbal in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district was reunited with her family after over a month by One Stop Centre (OSC) for Women Bandipora 

In a statement, issued to News Service, OSC said that Arati Induar was found by some local youth and shifted to Sumbal hospital where she was staying for more than 5 days, when SAKHI – One Stop Centre, Bandipora got to know about her, it intervened and provided counselling to the strayed woman, who at that time was under great stress and depression. 

“The lady was shifted from Sumbal Hospital to SAKHI – One Stop Centre and was provided shelter for 27 days with all possible facilities like food, clothing, medical assistance etc. With close collaboration and help of District Administration, Bandipora, Duar Express mail (anti-human trafficking social group from West Bengal), JKSWM (I.A. for OSC) and all-time cordial coordination and support by 181- Women Helpline, J&K, especially its Consultant, Ms Sneha, the family members of the lady were brought to Bandipora, and the woman was reunited with her family after more than 35 days of hard efforts by SAKHI – One Stop Centre, Bandipora,” the statement reads. 

The statement reads that at SAKHI Bandipora, she was facilitated with psychiatric checkups, general health checkups, counselling sessions to get her out of the depression and trauma like situation. 

“The woman, who strayed in Bandipora district, while travelling from West Bengal, was finally handed over to her husband by SAKHI Bandipora team on Saturday evening in the presence of officers and officials of District Administration, Bandipora and District Police, Bandipora.”

It reads that the family members extended their gratitude for timely intervention by One Stop Centre, Bandipora due to which the woman was saved and reunited with her family.

COVID Hospital Srinagar among the best service providers in INDIA: Dr. Jitendra Singh

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Dr Jitendra conducts extensive tour of Khonmoh, Srinagar

Visits DRDO Hospital, Industrial Estate SIDCO-1st, interacts with PRI representatives, Industrial Associations

Also Visits Centre of Excellence Zawoora interacts with progressive farmers

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 18: As part of the public outreach programme of Union Government in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Science and Technology, Earth Sciences and Space Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh today conducted an extensive tour of Khonmoh area of district Srinagar.

The Minister was accompanied by Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan; Principal Secretary, Science and Technology, Alok Kumar; Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Assad; Principal GMC, Dr Samia Rashid and other concerned officers of various departments.

During the tour, Dr Jitendra Singh visited DRDO Hospital, Khonmoh and inspected the facilities and health care services being provided to the patients there.

The Minister took a detailed round of the hospital and enquired about the patient admissions and status of patients who are being treated currently at the hospital.

Interacting with the doctors and staff of the hospital, the Minister lauded their exemplary services during the critical times of COVID-19 and asked them to utilise the potential of this state of art hospital by providing the best health care services to the people.

On the occasion, the Union Minister asked Principal GMC and DC Srinagar to set up a dialysis centre at the hospital with the required number of doctors and technicians for the smooth functioning of the centre.

Meanwhile, Dr Jitendra Singh visited Industrial Estate SIDCO-1st and held an extensive interaction with the DDC members, BDC members, Sarpanches, Panches and various industry associations including Industrial Association Khanmoh, Stone Quarry Association, Female Entrepreneurs Association, SHG members among others.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Singh said that under the leadership of Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, the culture of work has changed and the dynamics of development has improved. The present government has strengthened the grassroots democracy and the three-tier system of PRIs has been established across Jammu and Kashmir. The PRI representatives have been empowered and more powers have been devolved to them, he added.

Dr Singh highlighted that the developmental plans are being drafted with due consultation of PRI representatives and they are being made an essential part of the development structure of Jammu and Kashmir. He added that PMGSY roads and the roads under CRF should be constructed after deliberations with PRI members.

Highlighting various initiatives of the central government for the industrial sector of J&K, Dr Singh said that the new industrial policy will change the face of the industrial sector here. He added that during the present government the development of the country as well as Jammu and Kashmir has been taken to a new level, the example being the North East Development model.

Underlining that the accountability of public institutions has been increased, the Minister said the grievance redressal mechanism has been strengthened to the core which in turn has made the public institutions more accountable, answerable and transparent to the people.

Speaking on the occasion, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Khan said that with the creation of a three-tier PRI system, the present government has established an interface between public and administration. He added that plan formulation, policymaking, execution of works and other powers have been devolved to PRIs and more steps are being taken to empower them.

The Advisor highlighted that the unique initiative of establishing 5 bedded COVID19 centre in each panchayat across J&K has been the remarkable achievement of the present administration in mitigation of COVID-19.

Meanwhile, Dr Jitendra Singh also visited the Centre of Excellence, Zawoora wherein he inaugurated the high density and imported variety fruit stalls exhibition and also interacted with progressive farmers.

Vice Chairperson, KVIB, Dr Hina Shafi Bhat; DC Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Assad; Director-General Horticulture, Aijaz Ahmad Bhat, PRI representatives, progressive farmers and a large number of locals were present during the visit.

While addressing the gathering, Dr Jitendra Singh said that Jammu and Kashmir have vast potential for producing high class varieties of fruit production and there is a need of showcasing the fruit produce of the region on big platforms so that maximum buyers from outside are attracted towards it. He added that the farmers should explore this field and they need to employ modern technologies and techniques so as to increase their productivity.

The minister said that the government has initiated several measures to realise the dream of the Prime Minister of doubling farmers income by 2022, which many farmers across the country as well as J&K have achieved already.

Dr Singh further emphasised that there is a need of branding the local products and consultants should be hired for proper marketing and branding of horticulture produce here. He added that the Agriculture and horticulture sector will be the frontline sector for entrepreneurship in the coming years.

Speaking on the occasion, Director General Horticulture gave a brief about the centre of excellence and said that new varieties of apples and other fruits are being propagated at this centre.

During the event, Dr Singh also held an interaction with the progressive farmers. The Minister also distributed subsidy cheques and certificates among the farmers.

Later on, the Minister also visited the grade separator at Panthachowk being constructed under the Bharat Mala project and inspected the ongoing works.

Highlighting that the Bharat Mala project is the prestigious project of the present government, Dr Jitendra Singh directed the officers of executing agency to expedite the process of works and complete the project within the given time frame.

Earlier during the day, Dr Singh inaugurated a Medical Camp organized jointly by NMO, NHM J&K and Seva Bharati NGO.

JKBOPEE BSc Nursing Answer Keys 2021 PDF


JKBOPEE has released the Answer Keys for the Entrance test conducted today on 19 September 2021 for various Nursing courses.

Download the series-wise answer key from the links given below.

The total no of BSc Nursing Seats in Jammu and Kashmir are 1240 and 811 for BSc Technologies and Paramedical courses.

BSc Nursing Colleges in Jammu and KashmirNo of Seats
Govt. Nursing College Gandhi Nagar Jammu60
Govt. Nursing College Gangyal, Jammu80
Rajiv Gandhi College Of Nursing Chak Bhalwal Jammu80
BEE ENN College of Nursing Chak Bhalwal Jammu80
Stephen College of Nursing Miran Sahib Jammu80
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi College of Nursing Kakryal
BGSBU Nursing College, School of Nursing and Biomedical
Sciences Rajouri(Women)
BGSBU Nursing College, School of Nursing and Biomedical
Sciences Kishtwar (Women)
BGSBU Nursing College, School of Nursing and Biomedical
Sciences Jammu(Women)
Govt. College of Nursing Shireen Bagh Srinagar50
Govt. College of Nursing MA Road Srinagar60
Govt. Medical College, Anantnag30
Nursing College, Govt. Medical College, Baramulla30
Madre-E-Meharban College of Nursing SKIIMS SOURA Srinagar50
Bibi Halima College of Nursing and Medical Technology Srinagar55

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South Campus College of Nursing Anantnag Kashmir50
Syed Mantauqui College of Nursing and Medical Technology40
Alamdaar College of Nursing and Medical Technology40
Arsh Institute of Health Sciences & Technology, Khanmoh Srinagar30
S.E.M College of Nursing and Paramedical Sciences, Humhama, Budgam, Srinagar30
Ibn-Sina College of Nursing & Health Sciences Ompora, Budgam, Srinagar75
Ramzan institute of Para-medical Sciences, Gulshan Nagar, By-Pass, Srinagar30
Data Ranpat Dev College, Kathua70
Hanefa Nursing College, Sopore40

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