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Mehbooba Mufti seeks effective implementation of supernumerary quota for J&K students


Fresh instructions issued to all universities in this regard: MHRD Member Parliament and PDP President, Mehbooba Mufti today sought the intervention of the Union Minister for Human Resource Development (MHRD) in the effective implementation of UGC scheme regarding admission of J&K students in the recognized colleges and universities of the country under supernumerary quota. Raising the issue during Zero Hour in the Lok Sabha today, Ms Mehbooba said as per the University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines, in addition to the migrant quota, admissions to two supernumerary seats each have to be made by all the recognized universities of the country from amongst the general category students of Jammu and Kashmir. She said of late, as per reports, most of the …

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Over Rs 1,600 crore spent on relief, rehab of Kashmiri migrants this year

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An amount of Rs 1663.92 crore has been incurred on relief and rehabilitation of Kashmiri migrants till September this year under Security Related Expenditure (SRE) of Home Ministry, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. The expenditure incurred by the Jammu and Kashmir government on relief and rehabilitation of the migrants is being reimbursed by the Home Ministry under SRE (Relief and Rehabilitation), Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said while giving details of packages of the Government from time to time for Kashmiri migrants, who left the Valley with the onset of militancy in early 1990’s. “The government has incurred a total expenditure of Rs 1,663.92 crore under SRE (R&R) till September 2015 for relief and rehabilitation …

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Youth must celebrate and take pride in J&K’s unique diversity, preserve the composite cultural legacy: Mufti Sayeed

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Asking people to celebrate and take pride in state’s unique diversity, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Sunday asked the youth to take the ownership for preserving the composite cultural legacy. He said theatre is a powerful medium which has to become a ‘nerve centre’ of cultural revival in the state. “I don’t want youth to become couch potatoes but see them getting involved in promoting our treasure trove of culture and heritage,” he stated. The Chief Minister made these observations while addressing a gathering of people after inaugurating the renovated and upgraded Abhinav Theatre, here today. The refurbished Abhinav Theatre has been commissioned nearly three months after the renovated Tagore Hall was inaugurated by the Chief Minister at the summer …

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Army pays tribute to Naik Satish Kumar who laid down his life battling terrorists in Handwara

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Army today paid tributes with full military honours to Naik Satish Kumar, who laid down his life while battling militants in Handwara area of north Kashmir. “Army paid a befitting tribute with full military honours to its valiant soldier Naik Satish Kumar who had attained martyrdom yesterday during an operation in Handwara in which two terrorists were also killed,” a defence spokesman said here. He said homage was paid to the soldier in a solemn ceremony held at Badami Bagh Cantonment here. “Late Naik Satish Kumar was a member of the Army team that launched an operation yesterday in forest of Handwara in Kupwara District. “As the forces approached the suspected area where the terrorists were reportedly hiding, they came …

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Narendra Modi is most focused PM on J&K so far: Mufti Mohd Sayeed

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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed said on Wednesday as compared to his predecessors, Narendra Modi is the “most focused” Prime Minister on the state so far. “From the day one (since government formation) there is full focus of Prime Minister on J&K. I have seen Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and V P Singh as Prime Ministers but the Prime Minister Modi is focused more than anybody else,” Sayeed told reporters here today. “I am not ungrateful. He is totally focused. He is so focused that he called Chief Secretary of J&K twice to know about the rehabilitation of people due to Krishen Ganga Power Project in Valley,” he added. On the question of expectations from the Centre, …

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IS a live threat, can’t be ignored in Valley: Army


The terror group, Islamic State is a live threat that cannot be ignored in the Valley, the top Army officer said today. “The IS is a live threat that cannot be ignored. It is a cause of concern and we are monitoring it,” General officer Commander of Army’s 15 Corps Lt General Satish Dua told reporters. The Corps Commander, who heads the army in Kashmir, was replying to a question about the possibility of the Islamic State forging an alliance with the militant outfits like Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaishe-e-Mohammad for expanding its activities to the valley. “All the security forces and the intelligence agencies are monitoring this. That is all I can say,” Lt Gen Dua said. On the recent attack …

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Dialogue only way forward to resolution of Kashmir problem: Farooq Abdullah

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Dialogue is the only way forward for a resolution to the Kashmir issue, former chief minister Farooq Abdullah today said even as he held that nothing has been done to reclaim Pakistan-occupied Kashmir from the neighbouring country while reiterating views that have invited criticism. “The only way left is to hold dialogue and find a solution (to the Kashmir issue),” the National Conference leader said at a function here. “Ever since I came into politics, I have always said that this state (PoK and J&K) can never become one. Neither do we have the power to take back their part (PoK) nor have they (Pakistan) the power to take our part; we are a nuclear power and they, too, are,” …

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ISI brings LeT, Hizbul Mujahideen, Jaish together to carry out attacks in Jammu & Kashmir – Intelligence


At least 30 terrorists have been brought into the PoK region 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), intelligence inputs have suggested. According to the inputs, these terrorists were brought from Peshawar under the guidance of ISI and kept in a launching pad across the Line of Control in the Pakistan occupied Kashmir region. The ISI has instructed the terrorists to carry out terror attacks in Kashmir valley over the next one month and before the routes in the upper reaches closes down due to heavy snowfall, the sources said quoting the inputs. The ISI also organised a meeting of LeT, Hizbul Mujahideen and …

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J&K BJP expected to get new state party chief soon


Jammu and Kashmir unit of the BJP is expected to get a new state president and a major revamp by the first week of December. “The term of the sitting president and Member Parliament comes to an end on November 3,” party sources said here today. Lobbying among the cadre has commenced. “Keeping in mind the present alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party and the political situation in the state, the high command of the Bharatiya Janata Party may go in for a candidate having vast experience in the political arena besides people-to-people contact.” They further added that a sitting MLA or a senior minister is expected be the choice for the next party chief. “The process of appointing new …

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Jammu & Kashmir CM Mufti Sayeed urges India, Pakistan to bring down the ‘walls of hatred’

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Batting strongly for creating an environment of reconciliation between India and Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed on Saturday urged the two nations to bring down the “walls of hatred” for lasting peace and development in the region. “We urge India and Pakistan to bring down the walls of hatred… I will continue to aspire for friendly relations between the two countries for embedding lasting peace in the region,” he said while addressing a public meeting in Poonch. Noting that cordial relations between New Delhi and Islamabad have had a positive impact on the state, the chief minister emphasised on the need for creating an environment of reconciliation to break the deadlock and signal a new thaw …

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