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‘Earthquake Tourism’ is fine but what happened to the distribution of relief material to the needy and poor in Doda

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Between May 1 and June 9 a large army of political leaders from both the centre and the state have visited the quake hit areas of erstwhile Doda district but till date the poor and the needy survivors are waiting for the distribution of relief material. An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale jolted the Doda region in  which 3 people were killed, over 70 were injured  and at least over 70,000 structures including large number of govt school buildings and health centres suffered damages. Ironically, till date the state and the centre govt have failed to reach out to the people on ground zero. Initially, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nab Azad took interest and activated the entire state …

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Mufti bridging Gaps with Congress, hosted dinner for two of his old friends in Jammu

MUFTI SAYEED

PDP patron  and former Chief Minister Mufti Mohd. Sayeed is very well known for his political etiquette. In his long political career he has earned many friends and despite having divergent view point on  contentious issues he has nurtured all his friends even during difficult days. After pulling the plug from the Ghulam Nabi Azad led alliance government in the state in the summer of 2008  Mufti Mohd Sayeed was maintaining long distance from his close friends in the Congress party. He would still occasionally call on some old pals in New Delhi and share a point or two during exclusive interactions. Beyond that he was  hardly seen in the company of Congressmen. In the recent years ever since Congress …

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Jammu asks: What is stopping Omar Abdullah from compensating next of kin of Chamel Singh?

Chamel Singh

What is stopping  J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah from compensating next of kin of Chamel Singh, an Indian prisoner brutally murdered inside Kot Lakhpat Central jail in Lahore on January 15, 2013?    This significant question is being asked by a cross section of people especially from Jammu region and few like minded people in Kashmir valley especially after the state government of Punjab announced its decision to adequately compensate another Indian prisoner Sarabjeet Singh, after he too was attacked  inside Pakistan jail and later succumbed to his fatal injuries.   In contrast the state government headed by Omar Abdullah in J&K is yet to announce even single paisa compensation for the next kin of Chamel Singh.   The attitude …

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Ahead of Local Bodies Polls,Politics heating up in J&K

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Ahead of the local bodies polls,scheduled to be held by June end this year, the political parties in the state have started measuring swords to cut their political rivals to size and consolidate their vote bank ahead of the 2014 Assembly polls. On one hand the main opposition parties BJP ,Panthers Party and PDP are on the streets and highlighting the shortcomings of the Omar Abdullah led coalition government and on the other hand the state government has already kick started its campaign among the masses with  its performance report card.   If the opposition parties have started picking holes and finding faults in the working of the alliance government and its lop sided policies the Chief Minister on its …

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Omar yet to hold monthly Cabinet meeting in any Remote District of Jammu Division

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Ten months ago Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had proudly announced on the micro blogging site that he will take his cabinet to Tangdhar in North Kashmir. “This week I take the Cabinet to Tangdar in North Kashmir. Once a month we will meet in a remote part of the state. Gurez, Machil and Keran”,Omar had twitted on May 26,2012. Omar kept his promise and on May 30 after attending the meeting he once again shared his thoughts on twitter, “Had a very productive visit to Karnah. “Time will tell if we are able to deliver the results of such cabinet meeting to the areas we visit”. On the same day Omar had also announced schedule of his next meeting. “Next …

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First demonstrate Secularism in Gujarat, then talk about India: Kapil Sibal To Narendra Modi

Taking a dig at Narendra Modi for his ‘India first’ comment, Union Minister Kapil Sibal said, “Secularism is a question on mindset. We all want India first. That is our dream. Secularism is a way of life which Modi has no capacity to replace. Let him first demonstrate in Gujarat that he is secular before he talks of India.”

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