I am not dreaming of becoming PM: Omar Abdullah

Omar Abdullah monday said he is not dreaming of becoming Prime Minister of India as he was contended being Chief Minister of the state and focussing his energies for the welfare of the people of the state. “There is a long queue and large number of PM aspirants are already standing in the same queue. I have not purchased any ticket to be there. Let those people who are dreaming of becoming PM continue to do so,”Omar said in response to a question posed by a student during an award ceremony in the Govt Degree college, Gandhi Nagar. Clarifying his vision for the state Omar said,”I am keen on working for the welfare of the people of my state and …

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Naam Sikander rakhne se koi Sikander nahi ban jaata: Ghulam Nabi Azad on Modi’s elevation

The naming of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi by BJP as its Prime Ministerial candidate has kick started a political slug fest provoking even the sophisticated politicians to take a jibe at him. Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad who was present in Jammu in connection with a function commented on Modi’s elevation by saying nobody becomes ‘Sikander’ by naming himself as one. Azad, considered a suave politician found it difficult to hold himself when he was asked to comment on the decision of the BJP parliamentary board to project Modi as BJP’s PM candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. The Union Minister was here in the town to attend a day-long Health and Awareness …

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Rahul can Guide this country Forward: Farooq Abdullah

National Conference President and Union Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah Monday expressed hope that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi would take over the responsibility as quickly as possible and guide this country forward. Dr Abdullah was reacting to the statement of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that Rahul is an ideal choice for the post of PM after 2014 polls. Commenting on holding parleys with Pakistan Dr Abdullah said Pakistan must try and control ‘Jehadi’ forces in their own territory and unless that is done, to move forward is very difficult. Speaking to media persons on the side lines of a function in Jammu University campus Dr Abdullah maintained no problem between India and Pakistan can be solved without dialogue. He said …

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Division bench expresses deep concern over the shocking incident of sexual exploitation of Mentally Challenged Girls

The Division bench of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Monday directed the visually disabled Advocate Suraj Singh to present more documents and additional material within one weeks time in order to widen the scope of petition  in the sexual exploitation case of mentally challenged girls inside Home for mentally retarded. The Division Bench comprising Justice Virender Singh and Justice AM Magray after hearing the petition of  Advocate Suraj Singh first expressed deep concern over the ‘shocking’ incident of sexual exploitation and directed him to  present more documents if he wished to widen the scope of High court monitored probe in the case. It may be mentioned that Advocate Singh had moved an instant letter before the Chief Justice of …

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Anger of disabled children spilled on to the streets in support of Justice for Mentally challenged Girls

Anger of large number of disabled children and their well wishers spilled on to the streets of Jammu on Monday as they took out a protest march demanding harshest punishment for those responsible for sexual exploitation of mentally challenged girls in the Home for Mentally retarded children in Channi Rama area of Jammu. Holding placards with messages of severe punishment for the guilty children marched across city markets shouting slogans. The handicap, visually disabled and others with different forms of disabilities joined the protest march and  demanded capital pinishment for the culprits responsible for the gory crime. Speaking to the media persons during the protest march the children demanded CBI probe to unravel the real faces of culprits. Few others …

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A visually disabled Advocate seeks justice for mentally challenged girls

At a time when politicians and their active supporters restricted themselves to only staging token protests and issuing tailor made statements after the district administration along with police unearthed a shocking case of sexual exploitation of mentally challenged girls staying in the Home for Mentally retarded children in Channi Rama area of Jammu a visually disabled Advocate has come forward to help them. On Friday the advocate Suraj Singh submitted an instant letter pleading before the Chief Justice of J&K High Court  Justice MM Kumar to treat his instant letter as Public Interest Litigation in order to deliver fair,impartial and speedy justice to these disadvantaged girls. In his instant letter, Advocate Suraj Singh submitted before the Chief Justice that the …

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Omar trying to keep kashmiri pandit migrants in good humour

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has finally realised the importance of keeping migrant Kashmiri pandits in good humour. Chairing a meeting of the Apex Advisory committee for migrants Omar on Friday  directed the Power Development Department for providing free electric supply to the inmates of Jagti township and other migrant camps up to the maximum of 100 units per month without any consideration of the inmate being employee or not. He also directed the PDD Department to maintain the power supply system in the township. This was not the only gesture. Omar also claimed that the state govt would work out a strategy to engage another 3,000 Kashmiri Migrant youth in Government jobs in the Valley who are …

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Jammu: How safe are our Schools?

An eleventh class student of Delhi Public School,Jammu received serious head injuries inside the school premises after she slipped from the first floor corridor and fell on the ground. According to eyewitness reports, the student was moving through the corridor on the first floor when she suddenly slipped and fell on the ground at the time of dispersal. The short length of the railing may have resulted in the free fall of the 11 th class student as she could not get the opportunity to hold on to the  railing to save herself. The accident took place in a flash and no one present in the corridor could come to the rescue of the girl as she fell instantly from …

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Mufti Mohd Sayeed targets Congress over empowering Panchayati Raj institutions, exposes their double speak

PDP Patron and former Chief Minister Mufti Mohd Sayeed is widely known for his political etiquette in the corridors of power. But on Sunday while he was speaking in front of the party workers and tutoring them ahead of launching Lok Saba campaign he targeted Congress party over the issue of incorporating provisions of the 73 rd amendment in to the J&K Panchayati Raj Act and reminded Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh that the congress party was only indulging in double speak over the issue as it was not doing enough for last 11 years than raising the issue in public. Mufti even took a dig at Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh saying that when he flagged off the Udhampur …

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We are not disrupting Parliament, playing the role of a Watchdog: Rajnath Singh

Lashing out at the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh BJP Chief RajnathSingh Saturday said, BJP is not disrupting the Parliament. We are playing the role of a watchdog. We cannot stay silent when each day charges of corruption are leveled against the congress led UAP govt, Rajnath Singh Saturday told reporters while addressing a press conference in Jammu. In his opening remarks BJP President targeted the PM by saying no where in the world any head of the govt has ever blamed the opposition party for an economic crisis in their country but here Prime Minister has blamed the opposition party for economic crisis facing the country. Addressing a media conference in  the compnay of senior party leaders Rajnath Singh …

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