On December 1 when BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was addressing a mammoth rally in MAM stadium, Jammu attended by approximately over 80,000 people the state Chopper hovered over the venue of the rally and after some time when the rally got over Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had posted aerial shot of the venue of the rally on the micro blogging site Twitter. The sole purpose of posting the picture was to question the claims made by the BJP leaders over the total turnout at the venue. In their speeches both the senior BJP leaders Rajnath Singh and Narendra Modi had expressed their gratitude to the people of the state for turning up in large numbers and bestowing them …Read More »
Frequent visits of Union Health and Family welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad to the state of Jammu and Kashmir is giving jitters to his political opponents in the state. To some of his detractors Azad’s presence in the state is a clear indication that he is once again eying bigger role in the state politics and to others it is a clear indication that no state govt can take shape without the consent and wishes of Ghulam Nabi Azad in 2014. Before leaving for New Delhi after resigning from the post in July 2008 Azad had said he will not return to the state politics. Few months ago Azad had reiterated his stand by claiming that he is not keen …Read More »
Facing Neglect even the foundation stone of Maharaja Hari Singh Park has started falling apart but who cares ?
More than 18 months ago on April 1, 2012 Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad came all the way from New Delhi to inaugurate Maharaja Hari Singh park on the Tawi river front and dedicated the same to the people of Jammu amid much fanfare. The grand ceremony was attended by the galaxy of prominent citizens and several thousand people also attended a public rally in the park. Addressing the mammoth public rally the former chief minister had claimed that the park would soon be developed and made a tourist destination in the heart of Jammu city. The Union health minister had also promised that the park would prove to be boon for morning walkers and would prove to be …Read More »
The top brass of the Jammu and Kashmir police may have been spending long hours at work in their office chambers but when it comes to catching breath of fresh air and pumping adrenalin in their tough veins they all gather in their sporting kits at the Sidhra Golf course every morning to TEE-OFF in style. Though most of the officers are habitual of playing in serene environs of Royal Spring Golf Course in Srinagar but now even the Sidhra Golf Course offers them equally exotic experience on the banks of river Tawi. After the shifting of the Darbar move offices several senior bureaucrats and police officers have been regularly visiting Sidhra Golf course. With remains of Dogra heritage in …Read More »
On Wednesday When Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi took to the stage in MAM stadium he asked the elected panches and sarpanches whether they have been empowered by the state govt headed by Omar Abdullah after holding the Panchayat elections. In response the crowded audience said ‘NO’. And then Rahul told them that he is here to fight for them and together they will fight for their rights and take the fight to its logical conclusion by repeatedly mounting pressure on the state govt. Ironically, in less than 24 hours the same Rahul Gandhi while enjoying the hospitality of his close friend in Kashmir valley forgot every thing and went on to claim “I am a supporter of Omar. I …Read More »
If July 13 can be celebrated as martyr’s day in Kashmir, why can’t accession day be declared as State holiday ?
If July 13 is celebrated each year as Martyrs Day only across parts of Kashmir the people belonging to Jammu division have now started raising the demand, in one voice, for announcing the October 26, Accession day, as state holiday. At present the coalition government headed by National Conference Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is not paying any attention to the campaign but in the days to come the demand may gather momentum in the run up to the Assembly polls where more and more Jammu based political parties, social organisations and activists are expected to join hands and intensify their campaign. All ready this year several stake holders have openly demanded that the Accession day be declared as State Holiday, …Read More »
On Tuesday when BSF and Pak rangers ended their three hour long marathon meeting at the Octroi post in Suchetgarh area of RS Pura sector they claimed to have brokered a peace deal by agreeing to restore calm on the International border. The meeting, as claimed by the BSF spokesman, was held in a cordial atmosphere where border guards of both the neighboring countries had also decided to allow farmers harvest their crop up to the zero line besides agreeing to more confidence building measures. Shortly before the handshakes at the Octroi post the Pak army had once again trained its guns towards the Indian posts spread along the line of control in Bhimber Gali area of Poonch. The Pak …Read More »
It is very easy for politicians to count sins of their political adversaries and all those who try to harm their political interests. But when it comes to counting their own blunders they always try their level best to do a cover up and prevent truth from coming out in the public domain. J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is also suffering from the same syndrome. He is always seen counting sins of his political adversaries in a bid to shore up his own image in the eyes of the vulnerable voters. He rarely spends time in counting blunders committed by his own govt in office. Recently when a media report quoting an inquiry report of the Indian army claimed that …Read More »
Udhampur city which is known for its scenic beauty, is no more a city of beautiful landscape. It resembles more like an open garbage pail these days. Huge heaps of garbage can be seen all across the town. After the orders of local administration last month not to dump the waste near Darsu nallah as it had caused damage to the railway tunnel on Udhampur–Jammu rail section, Udhampur Municipal Council (UMC) has no place to dump the city waste. On Thursday, administration was able to persuade the Sarpanch of area for temporary dumping of the solid waste in Darsu area for some days, as stated by EO of Municipal Council while calming down the protestors protesting against them on …Read More »
Provincial President of the National Conference Devender Singh Rana is leaving no stone unturned while attacking the political opponents BJP and PDP in his political speeches on regular basis. The heavy weight politician some times takes a dig at the alliance partners as well while boasting of winning maximum seats in the 2014 Assembly polls in the state on the basis of good governance delivered by the Omar Abdullah led alliance govt in the state. At the same time the party leadership is facing a great dilemma as its leadership is struggling to find winnable candidates to contest assembly seats in Jammu due to the absence of popular leader in its ranks. The party which is aspiring to improve its tally in Jammu …Read More »