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BSF adopts ‘winter strategy’ to check infiltration


BSF has put in place its “winter strategy”, which includes deployment of devices that ensure visibility in fog, to prevent infiltration as it apprehends that terrorists may turn to International Border (IB) to sneak into India as the LoC would be inaccessible due to snow. The steps to beef up the security along the IB have been taken after intelligence reports suggested that 8-10 militants have been brought close to the IB on the Pakistani side by ISI to carry out attacks in Jammu and Kashmir with the help of terror groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hizbul Mujahideen and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM). The BSF has installed anti-fog devices and deployed more troops along the International Border, putting in place its “winter strategy” to …

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Hari Om demands expulsion of BJP MLAs who protested against discriminatory policies of PDP-led coalition govt

Hari Om-BJP

The expelled BJP leader Prof Hari Om on Sunday claimed that he stood completely vindicated and asked the BJP central leadership to expel all those BJP ministers and MLAs from the party for six years, who on Saturday met with Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and lodged a complaint with him that the coalition government had rendered them powerless and ineffective, neglected Jammu province and perpetrated injustice after injustice on the people of this province. “If the party considered my pro-Jammu and pro-India stand an anti-party activities and expelled from the party on that count, it cannot apply a different yardstick to the BJP ministers and MLAs who spoke my language and registered their protest against the discriminatory policies of …

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Will work towards removing Art. 370 when we’ve enough numbers in Parliament: BJP

Sambit Patra BJP Jammu

BJP today said that the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution continues to be part of the party’s core ideology and it will work in that direction whenever it garners the required numbers in Parliament. “As far as the abrogation of Article 370 is concerned, it continues to be part of the core ideology of BJP but right now we don’t have enough numbers in Parliament to do away with it, but in future when we have the required numbers we will work towards its removal,” BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra told reporters here today. Repealing Article 370, which grants special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, would require a two-third majority in Parliament as the Constitution …

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J&K is unlikely to implement GST: J&K Finance Minister

Haseeb Drabu-PDP-Finance Minister

Jammu and Kashmir is unlikely to implement the GST regime as it will take away the State’s authority of legislating on taxes, State Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu said today. “J&K is unlikely to implement GST regime as it compromises its special position…. J&K is the only state that has the authority to legislate on all taxes and this will go with the new GST regime, Drabu said. The State finance minister was speaking at a function at Kashmir University on current fiscal’s Economic Survey by Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian. The Centre plans to roll out the new indirect tax regime Goods and Services Tax (GST) by April 1, 2016. The Constitution Amendment Bill on GST was referred to a …

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Channi Himmat land scam: Dr Nirmal Singh cracks whip against land mafia, officials of J&K Housing board

Nirmal Singh-Jammu-Channi Himmat

Directed DC, Jammu to file comprehensive report Responding to the peoples movement against alleged allotment of commercial sites along Thanger Nullah in grave violation of master plan in Channi Himmat Housing colony Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh Saturday directed Deputy Commissioner Jammu Ajeet Sahu to file a comprehensive report along with relevant land records without any delay. Dr Singh who inspected the site along with senior officers including DC Jammu Ajeet Sahu, VC JDA Mubarak Singh, BJP MLA Sat Sharma also ordered closure of ongoing reclamation work along the Thanger nullah in Channi Himmat till further orders. During his brief visit in the area late saturday evening Dr Singh also assured prominent citizens of the Channi Himmat Housing colony …

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Mufti govt now want to hoist state flag with the union flag, BJP may not oblige PDP

Indian flag-J&K FLag

Peoples Democratic Party is gearing up for another round of show down with the BJP. This time both the alliance partners are set to quarrel over the issue of hoisting state flag along with Union Flag. On Thursday the state govt for the first time issued a circular directing all the constitutional authorities to maintain the sanctity  of the State flag, at all costs, as is being done in respect of the Union Flag.BJP is opposed to the idea of hoisting state flag alongside Union Flag and is fighting for ek  vidhan, ek nishan and ek Pradhan.   The  circular issued by the  Commissioner Secretary MA Bukhari of General Administration department (GAD) of the state govt stated,” as per the …

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Why is Ghulam Nabi Azad shying away from contesting Assembly polls?

Ghulam Nabi Azad shying away from Jammu kashmir Assembly polls

Is it the spectre of losing yet another popular vote or infighting in the state unit of the congress party which is preventing leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad from contesting the state Assembly polls due in November 2014. Azad was left red faced after he was handed over crushing defeat by the BJP candidate Dr Jitendra Singh from Udhampur-Doda Lok Sabha seat. After remaining in hibernation as political activity is peaking here in the state Azad has once again taken command of the party campaign in his hands and playing active role in the election process from shortlisting the names of party candidates to deciding the agenda of the poll campaign. But no one in …

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Congress stalwart Ghulam Nabi Azad facing rebellion

Ghulam Nabi Azad- Lal Singh-Congress-Jammu-Kashmir

After losing Lok Sabha polls in his home state Ghulam Nabi Azad for the first time in his long political career is facing rebellion in the state party unit. On Monday fire brand former Congress MP Ch Lal Singh made public his heart burn and squarely blamed Azad for ditching him instead of announcing his mandate for contesting the Lok Sabha polls for the third time in succession. Pointing accusing fingers towards  Ghulam Nabi Azad Singh told reporters at a jam packed press conference at his residence , “I am resigning from the party all because of Ghulam Nabi Azad as he ditched me and denied me the mandate to contest the Lok Sabha polls”.  He said I was feeling …

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Chamel Singh’s kin pin hopes on Modi’s visit to J&K for martyr status and adequate compensation

Chamel Singh-Indian Prisoner

Ahead of the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the state of J&K the family members of Indian prisoner Chamel Singh have once again raised their pending demand of according ‘martyr’ status to their deceased father and adequate compensation to the next of kin. Modi is scheduled to visit Katra in connection with the inauguration of train service to Katra via Udhampur on July 4. Modi is also expected to address a gathering after the flagging off ceremony. During his brief stay in Katra the family of Chamel Singh has expressed their desire to meet Prime Minister to take up the issue of compensation as more than one year has passed neither the state nor the centre govt has …

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Roadmap on the issues of KPs, West Pakistan Refugees is almost ready: Jitendra Singh

BJP-Udhampur-Doda-Kathua-Jammu-Jitendra Singh

Roadmap on the issues of Kashmiri Pandits and  West Pakistan Refugees is almost ready, Union Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh said. Dr Singh told reporters on his arrival in the Winter Capital after being inducted into the Union cabinet that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has almost given nod to the roadmap prepared for the return of Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley and citizenship rights to the West Pakistan refugees.      The roadmap on both the issues is almost ready and the final decision can be announced any time, he said. Dr JItendra Singh, welcomed the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s recent statement that he would love to work with Mr Modi on KPs return. …

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