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Jitendra Singh’s remark on Art 370 can divide J&K: PDP

Opposition PDP chief and Anantnag MP Mehbooba Mufti today condemned the statement of Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh, saying it has the potential to divide J&K on communal lines and trigger another partition. “Though the minister has retracted it, we still condemn the statement because there were apprehensions that the BJP Government, especially with (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi, will be divisive. But the PM had made a very good start by inviting SAARC leaders to the swearing-in ceremony. “He tried to connect with the neighbours in spite of many problems and conflicts, so we appreciated that. Whereas the PM was on one hand trying to connect with the neighbours and was having talks with (Pakistan …

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41 officials found absent in different districts of Valley

DC, Pulwama suspended 7 officials To ensure punctuality and regularity in the offices, surprise inspections were conducted in different districts of Valley. At Pulwama, District Development Commissioner today suspended 07 officials, after they were found absent from duty during a surprise inspection. The Committee headed by Joint Director Planning, conducted surprise inspection of various departments and found 07 officials unauthorised absent from duty in the CA&PD Department, Employment and Counselling Centre, Municipal Committee and Programme Office Pulwama. District Development Commissioner directed the officers of various departments to ensure punctuality in their offices. Meanwhile, as many as 22 employees of Education department were found absent from their duties in Tehsil Boniyar of Baramulla district. On the directions of Deputy Commissioner, Baramulla, …

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J&K govt. approves 7 new private B Ed colleges in Kashmir

The Government today approved setting up of 7 new private B Ed colleges in the State among a slew of other decisions. The State Cabinet, which met here under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, approved opening up of seven new private B Ed colleges as recommended by the University of Kashmir, an official spokesman said. He said the new colleges will entail a corresponding reduction in the overall intake capacity of B Ed seats in Kashmir division. The Cabinet also approved adoption of Defined Pension Rules in respect of the employees of SKICC authorising the Director SKICC to sanction pensions and other retirement benefits to the eligible employees of the Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC). The financial burden …

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Mufti hopeful of new govt finding a solution to Kashmir problem

Congratulating Narendra Modi for his party’s landslide victory in Lok Sabha polls, Peoples Democratic Party patriarch Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said he was hopeful the new BJP government would take tangible steps in finding a lasting solution to the Kashmir problem. In a statement, the PDP leader said he further hoped the Modi government would pursue an agenda which would be “politically-inclusive and developmentally-intensive”. “We congratulate Modi and his party on their outstanding victory. We hope his developmental agenda is intensive and his political agenda inclusive. “That is what is needed and expected of him in his new role,” said Sayeed, whose party bagged all the three Lok Sabha seats in Kashmir. The former Chief Minister hoped the new dispensation …

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Mehbooba rules out any alliance in Delhi durbar

Mehbooba rules out any alliance in Delhi durbar

Reiterating the will of parliamentary candidates to address Kashmir issue in Parliament, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti Friday ruled out any alliance with any political party in Delhi. Addressing media persons at her Gupkar residence after declaration of parliamentary election results Mehbooba said PDP was the only regional party which has declared in its manifesto that all their elected candidates will discuss the Kashmir issue within and outside the parliament. “We stand by our commitment and will change the mindset of people of India regarding Kashmiris,” she said, adding, “We have earlier made it clear that we are not going Delhi for any alliance or Ministry.” Mehbooba was the parliamentary candidate for Anantnag Lok Sabha (LS) seat and …

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Farooq Abdullah re-elected president of JKCA

Union Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah was today re-elected president of the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA). Dr Abdullah, who had announced that he will not seek re-election, was elected president at a meeting here today. Talking to reporters after the election, Dr Abdullah admitted that some members walked out from the meeting. However, he said, majority members were present who re-elected him president of the JKCA. They (members) did not allow me to go and wanted me to shoulder the responsibility, he said, adding now I have a team of office bearers who would help me to take the game to new heights. About the scam in the JKCA, he said probe is going on and those involved in …

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Baramulla recorded 39.6 per cent polling, Ladakh registered 65%

Over 43 per cent of 13.57 lakh voters cast their votes in the last leg of the five-phased polls today in J&K where 19 candidates are in the fray for the two Lok Sabha seats of Baramulla and Ladakh. Baramulla constituency, from where National Conference sitting MP Sharief-ud-din Shariq is locked in multi-cornered contest, recorded 39.6 per cent polling while Ladakh registered a poll turn out of 65 per cent to choose their representative among the four candidates in the fray. Baramulla had recorded a voter turnout of 41.84 per cent in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, while Ladakh had recorded a poll turnout of 71.86 per cent five years back. “The tentative voter turnout for the Baramulla Parliamentary constituency …

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Baramulla and Ladakh LS seat are all set to vote

With campaigning over on Monday, the stage is set for polling for Baramulla and Ladakh parliamentary constituencies in the state of Jammu & Kashmir on May 07. Elaborate arrangements have been made for smooth, free and fair polls in the constituency. Today polling material and staff was dispatched to their destinations from distribution centers and the process concluded early afternoon today. Adequate transportation and communication plans were made for the purpose. In Baramulla this morning, District Election Officer, Dr. Farooq Ahmad Lone, who is also Returning Officer for the constituency visited all the distribution centers in the District and supervised the dispatch of polling material and staff to their destinations. An azure sky and a warm climate added to the …

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Now Omar blames Modi for violence against Kashmiri students in Noida

Kashmiris extend highest degree of hospitality and love to lakhs of Visitors and Yatris visiting Kashmir every year Criticising BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for his anti-Kashmiri campaign and instigating university students against Kashmiri boys and girls seeking education in various universities of the country, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today described it most unfortunate and an act of highest disregard. Cautioning Mr Modi against the fall-out and consequences of such anti-Kashmiri utterances, he said for mere political gain the BJP prime ministerial candidate is playing with the  fire. He said Mr Modi’s this uncalled for and dangerous act would create distress and dismay in the minds of young  generation. Addressing election rallies at Bandipora, Handwara and Pattan on Monday, …

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BJP wants to trifurcate J&K state: Omar

Omar Abdullah blames Narendra Modi for inciting violence in Assam Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today blamed Narendra Modi for inciting violence in Assam that left 32 Muslims dead. “In Assam, 30 Muslims were murdered. Why? Because BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi made a speech there and tried to incite people against Muslims. This is a fact. This truth cannot be denied,” Omar told an election rally at Tangmarg in Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency. Omar said that Modi, in his election rally in Assam three days earlier, had branded all Muslims living in that state as “Bangladeshis”, which resulted in the attacks on them. “Three days earlier, he (Modi) went there and branded all Muslims as Bangladeshis …

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