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Govt seeking Financial Assistance from Centre but not prepared to release salaries of Distressed Employees

Govt seeking Financial Assistance from Centre but not prepared to release salaries of Distressed Employees- Jammu Kashmir Floods

On one hand the state govt is seeking liberal assistance from the Union govt to help flood affected population rebuild their lives before the onset of winter season and on the other hand the same govt has thought of a novel idea of not releasing salaries of state govt employees who are yet to report on duty after the devastating floods hit the state of Jammu and Kashmir. In the absence of any fool proof mechanism where it has been verified that all the employees of the state govt survived the deluge and are fighting fit despite remaining submerged in flood waters for over one week. It is not known to the state govt agencies whether any state govt employee …

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Stray Dogs in Srinagar- A Nightmare in Life and Death

A dog is stranded on a tree in an inundated neighborhood of Srinagar

When they were alive the ‘foot prints’ of stray dogs created terror on the busy streets of Srinagar.  Now when the flood fury has swallowed them and large number of them have perished in the deep stagnant waters they are still keeping the local residents and health workers on their tenterhooks amid rising fear of epidemic. With the constant reduction in the water levels from worst affected residential and commercial streets the survivors are recovering stinking mass of animal carcass from several low lying areas. In the absence of crippled state govt machinery which is yet to register its presence on ground zero and start the cleaning up process the residents have to deal with foul smell and run the …

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Bridegroom washed away in flash floods before tying the Nuptial Knot

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On Thursday when a marriage party was heading towards village Laam in Nowshera area of Rajouri district every one was busy singing and dancing to the tunes of famous bollywood numbers. Heavy rains going on in the area had not dampened the spirits of party revelers as they wanted to enjoy every moment of the journey. Moments later when the over crowded bus reached local stream and was crossing the causeway the driver of the ill fated bus made an error as he failed to negotiate the road and the bus turned turtle due to fast flowing currents. Before the bus crossed the causeway bridegroom too had joined the relatives in the bus and was also washed away along with …

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Omar Abdullah finds time to apply Cosmetic Balm on the wounds of affected Border Migrants

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  Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday braved inclement weather conditions and spent some precious moments in the company of affected border residents where he tried to apply cosmetic balm on their deep wounds. More than one week after guns have fallen silent and affected border residents have started rebuilding their lives from scratch a big army of politicians accompanied Omar Abdullah to ask about their well being and heard their grievances. Contrary to the view point of the majority of border residents Omar utilised the opportunity to once again repeat his favorite slogan of holding parleys between India and Pakistan to resolve the issues.  “Talks are the only way forward to resolve issues. Border skirmishes have always made the lives …

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Gold Medalist Rahul stole the thunder inside Zorawar Singh Auditorium

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On Monday evening when President of India  Pranab Mukherjee started presenting gold medals to meritorious students the whole auditorium started reverberating with loud clap trap of well wishers and friends of students. Among them Rahul Kumar hailing from RS Pura literally stole the show when he climbed stairs to receive the award. Rahul stole the thunder while he was walking towards President of India.On the stage he was assisted by a volunteer. Rahul Kumar was awarded Gold Medal for standing first in MA Music . Rahul,blind since birth, may not see the world with his eyes but he is blessed with melodious voice and renders popular numbers of Mohd Rafi and legendary Manna De with ease. After receiving the award …

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Angry young man Omar Abdullah embarks on tumultuous phase of his political career to regain lost ground

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By criticising BJP led central govt on the last day of the 11th Assembly in the state legislature and making clear his intentions of not contesting the Assembly polls in alliance with the congress party Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on saturday embarked on the most tumultuous phase of his political  career to regain lost ground under his feat and resurrect the party machinery in order to win the peoples mandate. Though Omar sounded emotional on many occasions during his fiery speech but deep inside he was putting up a brave front to keep his flock together to face the resurgent political adversary in the Kashmir valley. When Omar had joined office of the Chief Minister he was full of energy …

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Why is Omar Abdullah govt shying away from helping border migrants ?

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Ever since residents of several forward Indian villages have shifted to safer places and taken shelter in govt school buildings and other places in the wake of increasing hostilities along the International border the miseries of these people have been compounded by the poor planning and lack of coordination on the part of different state govt agencies. Senior functionaries of the state govt have been holding review meetings to chalk out a contingency plan but on ground zero it is the volunteers of several social organsiations, local residents themselves and even the jawans of the Indian army who are doing self less service and providing facilities to affected population. The tall claims of the state govt have fallen flat when …

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SUV’s fitted with party flags converged in Jeora farms to play politics

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Politicians know how to reap rich dividends and at what time. On saturday when two civilians in Jeora farms area lost their lives in Pak firing politicians of every hue,shape and color holding flags of different parties converged at the venue of the burial ceremony to score brownie points over each other. The animosity was too visible on the surface. In one corner Congress leader RS Chib sat on the foot steps of Govt school building and in opposite corner sardar TS Tony of National Conference occupied chairs with his group of followers and media friends. The PDP leaders also arrived at the scene with party flag fitted on the SUV. Not to be left behind the BJP leaders were …

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Is Sham Lal prepared to revolt against Soz and Azad?

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By pitching for Hindu Chief Minister in Jammu and Kashmir Senior congress minister Sham Lal Sharma has not only opened pandoras box  for the senior party leaders but has also virtually revolted against the PCC chief Prof Saif Ud Din Soz and front runner for the post Ghulam Nabi Azad. The timing of the statement made by Sham Lal Sharma is significant in many ways as it has been made days ahead of joining of Lal Singh in to BJP fold. From the tone and tenor of the public statement it is abundantly clear that Sham is ready to step out of the shadow of his elder brother Madan Lal Sharma, especially after he faced poll debacle in the Lok …

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Snubbed by Modi Pak forces escalate border tensions with India

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After receiving the snub from the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi over their capacity to fight traditional war  with India Pakistani forces have once again escalated the border tensions ahead of  the crucial round of Foreign secretary level talks slated for August 25. Pak rangers late sunday night activated the major portion of International border by targeting at least 20 Indian border posts and shelling civilian areas across RS Pura sector along the International border in Jammu frontier. Pakistan Rangers targeted posts of the Border Security Force (BSF) in the Arnia and RS Pura sectors and unprovoked shelling continued through the night, forcing Indian soldiers to retaliate. In the last 24 hours, this is the third violation of the 2003 …

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