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


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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National Conference does some Straight Talking

Repeated claims made by the Congress MLA GM Saroori with regard to central assistance for quake affected people in Doda region has not gone down well with the National Conference leadership. Majority of party leaders including Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has not relished the idea of speaking out of turn and creating confusion in the minds of affected people for certain vested interests. Ahead of the crucial cabinet meeting which is scheduled to discuss the relief package  a battery of state National Conference leaders made public their strong resentment against the Congress MLA and termed his behaviour as unfortunate and misleading. Talking tough the National Conference leaders Monday issued a joint statement claiming that the statement issued by GM Saroori …

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Politics of Relief package for Quake hit Districts grips J&K Govt

After series of aftershocks rocked quake hit hilly Doda and Kishtwar districts now politics of distributing relief material and sanctioning aid for the affected people has taken centre stage adding to the miseries of affected people. Interestingly, the Congress party which is running an alliance government with the National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir  is at the forefront of organising relief for the quake hit population in the region. Despite Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s visit to the quake hit areas and announcement of release of 25 crore from SDRF fund for quake hit region  Union Health Minister Ghualm Nabi Azad had to  personally step in to gear up the state machinery. He pitched his tents in the area and took …

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

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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