Tag Archives: Jammu Kashmir

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, …

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Dumped by Farooq Abdullah, Aslam Goni joins Congress


After measuring swords in front of each other the alliance partners in Jammu and Kashmir have started bleeding each other with different cuts and administering body blows to cause  maximum pain. On Monday when  AICC General Secretary Janardhan Dwivedi issued a press statement announcing names of 15 prominent politicians and retired state govt officers and activists who had expressed their desire to join hands of the Congress party it sprung a  big surprise and left the National Conference stunned. Two months ago congress leader from Ganderbal Sheikh Ishfaq Jabbar was lured by the National Conference much to the chagrin of the congress party as it had accused the ally of playing a foul play. Mohd Aslam Goni,dumped by his mentor …

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J&K: Transfers and postings in civil administration

The State Cabinet which met here today under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah ordered the following transfers and postings in administration:   Shahid Anayatullah, IAS (JK:2000), Labour Commissioner, J&K, has been transferred and posted as Secretary to the Government, Transport Department, vice Mehraj Ahmad Kakroo. Sanjeev Verma, IAS (JK:2001), Transport Commissioner, J&K, has been transferred and posted as Secretary to the Government, Floriculture Department and BPE, against an available vacancy. Mehraj Ahmad Kakroo, IAS (JK:2001), Secretary to the Government, Transport Department, has been transferred and posted as Managing Director, J&K State Power Development Corporation, against an available vacancy. Anal Kumar Gupta, IAS (JK:2001), Special Secretary to the Government, Tourism and Culture Department, has been transferred and posted as …

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Omar lost another opportunity to become a leader by sticking to the ‘hot seat’

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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 …

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Ghulam Hasan Mir should tender his resignation on moral grounds: Dr Mustafa Kamal

Ghulam hasan Mir- Mustafa Kamal

A political storm has hit the state of Jammu and Kashmir. On Friday a national daily carried a sensational report highlighting the misuse of huge amount of funds by the technical services Division of the Indian armys’ Military Intelligence Unit during the term of General VK Singh in office. In the same report, it was also revealed that Agriculture Minister Ghulam Hasan Mir was also given Rs 1.19 crores  to engineer a change of government in Jammu and Kashmir. Reacting to these developments here in Jammu Additional General Secretary of National Conference Dr Mustafa Kamal Friday demanded resignation of the state Agriculture Minister Ghulam Hasan Mir on moral grounds. He said his name too has surfaced in the Army inquiry …

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Omar orders judicial enquiry into Kishtwar Violence

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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said the state government has decided to order a judicial inquiry into the communal clashes in Kishtwar district that left two persons dead and 20 others injured. “In order to establish the truth behind the Kishtwar violence and what followed, the State Government has decided to order a Judicial inquiry,” Omar tweeted. The Chief Minister said the inquiry will be held by a retired judge of the High Court and its outcome will be made public.”The inquiry will be held by a retired High Court judge in a time-bound manner to establish the facts and share them publicly,” he said. Communal clashes broke out in Kishtwar area of Jammu province on Eid …

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Ban on SMS ordered by J&K Government: BSNL replied to SHRC

In reply to the notice sent by the State Human Rights Commission in the complaint filed by HR activist Deepak Sharma regarding revocation of Ban on SMS services in the state, the central Government owned BSNL has submitted that the Ban on SMS services was ordered by the Home department of J&K Government. The SHRC in its communication no. SHRC/71-J of 2013/860 dated 29/06/2013 has sent notices to the Ministry of Telecommunication, Commissioner Secretary Home,J&K Govt. and Chief General Managaer BSNL to furnish report in the matter and the case was listed before single bench on 16/07/2013. The Chief General Manager, BSNL in its report submitted before the SHRC that the order to ban the SMS services of prepaid subscribers …

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Anmol takes Jammu to the world via Indian Idol Junior

Gone are the days when we used to watch and listen to the news of talents coming from all other states except for Jammu & Kashmir. Our state J&K is now no more left behind and is showcasing to the world the talents we have.14 year old  Anmol Jaswal  has made it to the top 10 finalists of Indian Idol Junior. Before that Parvez Rasool and promising Shubam Khajuria  have blocked a place for themselves  in Team India and Under-19 squad respectively. Son of soil Anmol Jaswal aka Nannu has entered in final 10 of Sony TV’s singing Reality show Indian Idol Junior 2013 which is a great moment of pride for the people of Jammu & Kashmir. Anmol Jaswal …

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Maharaja Hari Singh- A Great Statesman

Maharaja Hari Singh_Dogra Ruler

“You could land up where you are because of good karma but it’s your thought and intentions that give you direction in life” this is the thought with which man of principle Maharaja Hari Singh ji was born. On 23rd Sept 1895, Raja Amar Singh was blessed with a son at the palace of Amar Mahal, Jammu. Hari Singh was the last Maharaja of the princely state of j&k in India. He married Maharani Tara Devi(1910-67) his forth wife as his first 3 wives had died young, and had 1 son Yuvraj(crown prince) Karan Singh. Raja Amar Singh probably foresaw the writing on the wall and brought up his son to learn the traditions and values which were the hallmark …

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J&K: Planning Commission commits highest ever Central Assistance of ₹ 11,707 crores

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah led State team comprising Minister for Finance, Minister for Planning,  MoS Planning, Economic Advisor, Chief Secretary and various  senior officers met  Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of India to hold the final round of discussions on the State’s Annual Plan for the current financial year (2013-14) today. The State Govt. presented Annual Plan requirement of ₹ 8000 crore, apart from an additional ₹ 600 crore for state sector projects under the Prime Minister’s Reconstruction Plan. At the outset, the Chief Minister made a detailed presentation covering the highlights of various developmental initiatives undertaken by the State Govt. during the last fiscal (2012-13) and the key priority areas included in current year’s Plan. The Chief …

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