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PM Modi to flag-off train to Katra in the absense of Ghulam Nabi Azad, Dr Farooq Abdullah, Mufti Mohd Syeed, Prof Soz

Modi flag off katra train

Flagging off ceremony of different rail links of Jammu Udhampur Srinagar Baramulla national rail project has always attracted national headlines and presence of tall leaders belonging to the state of J&K. Between 2005 and 2013 several rail links were inaugurated and every time Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, senior leaders of the state including Dr Farooq Abdullah, Mufti Mohd Sayeed, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Prof Saif Ud Din Soz and parliamentarians added to the list of prominent political personalities on the main podium during different time periods. But on Friday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi would flag off the train service on the 25 km link connecting Katra with Udhampur and the rest of the country leaders …

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Chamel Singh’s kin pin hopes on Modi’s visit to J&K for martyr status and adequate compensation

Chamel Singh-Indian Prisoner

Ahead of the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the state of J&K the family members of Indian prisoner Chamel Singh have once again raised their pending demand of according ‘martyr’ status to their deceased father and adequate compensation to the next of kin. Modi is scheduled to visit Katra in connection with the inauguration of train service to Katra via Udhampur on July 4. Modi is also expected to address a gathering after the flagging off ceremony. During his brief stay in Katra the family of Chamel Singh has expressed their desire to meet Prime Minister to take up the issue of compensation as more than one year has passed neither the state nor the centre govt has …

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Two Amarnath pilgrims crushed by rolling stone at the footsteps of cave shrine, Safety of pilgrims Compromised?

The boulder which hit the pilgrim-Amarnath-Yatra

Only two days have passed and it is becoming clearer that  Shri Amarnath Shrine Board authorities have compromised with the safety  of the pilgrims. The freak accident which costed life of two Amarnath pilgrims early Sunday morning has not only exposed the loopholes but it has also raised question marks over the arrangements made by the various agencies including security forces to ensure safety of the pilgrims. According to reports two pilgrims hailing from Varanasi and Bhatinda were crushed to death by a rolling stone at the foot steps of the holy cave while they were returning after performing darshan of the holy ice lingam. Keeping in view the rush of pilgrims at the cave shrine it is difficult to …

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DGP Rajendra reaching out to Media through their Stomach

Director General of Jammu and Kashmir police K Rajendra

Director General of Jammu and Kashmir police K Rajendra Saturday attempted to  reach out to the media persons through their stomach. On Saturday he dedicated major part of the day in pleasing media friends and broke bread  with them in Jammu and Srinagar. Rajendra who was camping in Jammu for last two days in connection with security review meetings ahead of the start of annual Amarnath pilgrimage started his day with meeting media persons over Breakfast meeting in the officers mess in Jammu After spending quality time with them and sharing a bite or two he flew to Srinagar where he hosted a luncheon meeting with media persons. Rajendra interacted with the media and tried to establish a rapport with …

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After ruling out Commission of Inquiry in Feb’14, Omar sets up NEW Commission to probe 2010 civilian killings

Omar Abdullah 2010 civilian killings

Ahead of Assembly polls Omar Abdullah is coming across as a man who is in great hurry keen on washing all its sins and eager to deliver justice to one and all standing under the sun. On Thursday when the state Cabinet headed by Omar Abdullah approved the setting up of a one man commission comprising Justice (Rtd). M.L. Koul, to enquire into the circumstances, leading to deaths by firing, or otherwise, in law and order situations in different districts of Kashmir Valley, during 2010 it only opened up pandora’s box. Barely four months ago the same Omar Abdullah while responding to a question of PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti had ruled out constitution of a Commission of Inquiry to probe …

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Omar loses cool after BJP legislators held him responsible for severe power crisis in the state

Omar loses cool

Jammu based BJP legislators Monday provoked Chief Minister Omar Abdullah as he lost his balance and stooped so low to call them ‘Chamchas’ of Dr Farooq Abdullah to divert the attention of people reeling under severe power crisis. Striking an emotional chord with the audience after witnessing loud protests  over power crisis in Jammu belt Omar said the entire state of J&K is facing severe power crisis but these BJP legislators have staged these demonstration only for the sake of cameras. He said they never raised their voice for last five and half years but now as Assembly polls are nearing  they are creating these scenes to befool the voters who elect them to power. Interestingly, senior congress ministers sitting …

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This time Arun Jaitley would be accorded red carpet welcome at the Airport

Arun Jaitley jammu airport

Jaitley was earlier prevented from coming out of the airport on Jan 24, 2011 and August 11, 2013 On Saturday when Defence Minister Arun Jaitley would arrive in Srinagar he would be accorded red carpet welcome  before heading to the fortified venue of the high profile security review meeting along with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, top brass of the Northern Command, top officers of the state police and para military forces. Interestingly, on two previous occasions in January 2011 and later last year in August 2013 Jaitley was prevented by the state govt to even come out of the airport in Jammu citing law and order related problem. As leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley along …

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Mantriji Hamari Sadak Banwa dijiye

MoS PMO Jitendra Singh house Jammu no road

MoS PMO travels on Bouncy Track, no trace of  black topped road outside his house Minister of State in the Prime Ministers Office Dr Jitendra Singh is keen on pushing developmental agenda for the welfare of people of Jammu and Kashmir but his close door neighbors in Trikuta Nagar area want him to ensure black topping of a small stretch of road outside his private residence in Jammu. In the absence of black topping even the Minister is left with little option but to cross the bouncy track every time he steps out of his house. Interestingly, another important landmark is under construction in the area. The state BJP unit is building its new headquarter building in the same area …

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Prof. Amitabh Mattoo predicts downfall of NC in 2014 assembly polls

Professor Amitabh Mattoo

35 seats to PDP, 17 to BJP and NC each, 11 to Congress   Former Vice Chancellor of Jammu University Prof Amitabh Mattoo, currently associated with The University of Melbourne has predicted that Peoples Democratic Party stand to gain maximum seats in the forthcoming Assembly polls in the state.   Sharing his assessment  on his facebook profile with his followers Prof Mattoo has claimed that PDP would win close to 35 Assembly seats while BJP is expected to come second by winning 17 Assembly seats in the 2014 Assembly polls.   Commenting on the fate of National Conference in the coming polls Prof Mattoo has stuck his neck out by claiming that the ruling party in the state is expected to …

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When Planning minister saw how NC leader played with the lives of innocent civilians

fire reaks out in jammu hotel-planning minister-bc road

Manipulated Govt machinery to earn money On Saturday when state Planning Minister Ajay Sadhotra along with Provincial President of National Conference DS Rana and senior party vice president Surjeet Singh Slathia visited BC road area to take stock of the fire incident in a private hotel owned by a senior National Conference leader they must have realised how blatantly their own party leader has manipulated everything and violated building norms to satisfy his hunger for more money. The senior leaders must have also got first hand account of how criminal nexus between the officials of the key departments and politicians wreak havoc and endanger safety of innocent citizens. The fact that the greedy owner of  Hotel Neelam was running the …

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