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Khanna needs to review his stand on trifurcation: BJP leader Hari Om


Describing as unfortunate the J&K BJP’s in-charge and party’s national vice-president Avinash Rai Khanna’s stand that my statements demanding trifurcation of the state into Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh States for “ending alienation in Jammu” are “disturbing and communal” and I am playing “dirty” role using the party’s name, senior BJP leader and former political advisor to J&K BJP president, Prof Hari Om, on Friday said that Khanna has not done justice with him, the RSS, Governor of Goa Prof O P Kohli and the state BJP leaders, including Deputy Chief Minister and former party president Nirmal Singh, Forest Minister Bali Bhagat and MLC and former party president Ashok Khajuria. I have been religiously and with a single-minded devotions serving the …

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#JammuKashmirDay: British Parliament Witnesses a Historic Commemoration

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The British Parliament on Monday, 26th Oct 2015 witnessed a historic seminar commemorating the 68th year of the signing of the Instrument of Accession of Jammu & Kashmir to India by Maharaja Hari Singh. Jointly organised by the Kashmiri Pandits Cultural Society and Voice of Dogras, the seminar was supported by the All Party Parliamentary Group for British Hindus led by the Chair, Bob Blackman MP. It was the first ever attempt in the UK that saw the coming together of Kashmiri Hindus (Pandits) and Dogras from Jammu in highlighting the accession of Jammu & Kashmir to India in 1947 and the ratification of this decision in 1954 in the state assembly establishing the finality of the decision made by …

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#JammuKashmirDay: BJP to celebrate Accession Day of J&K on October 26

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BJP today announced that it will celebrate the Accession Day of Jammu and Kashmir with India on October 26. “We will celebrate Accession Day on Monday, that is, on October 26. The Day should be celebrated like other festivals,” BJP State General Secretary, Organisation, Ashok Kaul said. Kaul, chairing a meeting, held discussions with the party leaders and sought their suggestions, giving final touch to the arrangements for party’s programmes to be organized in connection with the Accession Day. Kaul said that the Accession Day carries great significance for the nationalist people as it was on this day when the then Maharaja Hari Singh signed the instrument of accession to become part of the greatest democracy of the world. He …

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Pakistan PM to raise Kashmir with Obama

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will raise the Kashmir issue with US President Barack Obama when he meets him on Thursday, its envoy told separatist Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq. “I was told by the Pakistan High Commissioner that the Pakistan Prime Minister would be raking up the Kashmir issue with Obama (on October 22) during his visit to the US,” said the Mirwaiz who had an hour-long meeting with the envoy Abdul Basit here yesterday. This meeting came about two months after his proposed interface with Pakistans National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz was aborted as the Centre had directed police to detain all separatists coming to Delhi for meeting Aziz. The NSA level talks were later called off …

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Chamber of Commerce Udhampur condemns the attack on a trucker in Udhampur, urged administration to take strict action against culprits


Office bearers of Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industries, Udhampur (ACCIU) strongly condemned the attack on a truck at Udhampur in which Zahid Ahmed, the conductor of a truck got injured on October 9, succumbed to injuries at Safdurjung Hospital in New Delhi on Sunday morning. Ravi Malgooria, President, ACCIU urged the administration to take strict action against every single culprit behind this shameful incident. Udhampur is known for maintaining communal and regional harmony, but this incident has brought bad name to this beautiful city. We condemned this in strongest possible words, he added. He also said that there are some forces that are hell bent upon creating divide. If police had prepared comprehensive dossiers it should bring out the …

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J&K Cabinet passes resolution Condemning the attack on a truck in Udhampur


Jammu and Kashmir Cabinet today passed a resolution condemning the Udhampur petrol bomb attack on a truck that led to the death of a conductor and lauded the people of the state for maintaining peace and calm. Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, who chaired the Cabinet meeting here, moved the resolution condemning the October 9 incident at Shiv Nagar in Udhampur district that left two truckers severely injured. Zahid, one of the injured, succumbed to injuries at a Delhi hospital yesterday and was laid to rest today in his native Batengoo. “The Cabinet adopted the resolution in one voice. Later a two-minute silence was also observed as a mark of respect for the departed soul,” an official spokesman said. The …

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Over 1 lakh pilgrims visit Vaishnodevi during Navratras


Over one lakh pilgrims have visited Katra and paid obeisance at the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi during the ongoing festival of navratras. Around 1,05,801 pilgrims visited the Katra and paid obeisance at Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine during the Navratras, Shri Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) officials said. On the fourth day of the Navratra festival 2015 yesterday, about 28,838 yatris visited Katra and paid obeisance at the Shrine, according to the Yatra registration counter (YRC) Katra, the officials said. Around 14,000 more pilgrims paid reverence on the third day of the Navratras at the pilgrimage. In the first two days, 62,963 pilgrims had visited the shrine with 37,848 and 25,118 visiting on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. The Navratra …

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Beef ban: J&K HC puts ball in govt’s court, sets aside earlier order

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A Jammu and Kashmir High Court full bench on Friday set aside an earlier order directing enforcement of legal bar on bovine slaughter and beef sale, saying state government “shall consider” review of laws and take decisions within Constitutional framework to ensure no inter-religious conflict arises. The bench comprising Justices Muzaffar Hussain Attar, Ali Muhammad Magrey and Tashi Rabstan, whose orders restored status quo ante, had been asked by the Supreme Court on October 5 to resolve the beef ban issue as division benches of the HC — one in Srinagar and another in Jammu — had differed over the matter after which the state government had moved the apex court. The bench disposed of petitions and vacated the court …

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J&K CM meets PM, Modi to visit Jammu & Kashmir on Nov 5


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Jammu and Kashmir on November 5 during which he will inaugurate the second phase of Baglihar power project, the state government said on Thursday after Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed met him in Delhi. Sayeed, who heads a coalition government with BJP as partner, discussed with Modi the overall political and developmental situation, besides the measures brought about in bringing transparency and improving governance in the state. During the meeting, the two discussed wide-ranging issues including relations with Pakistan and cross-LoC trade and travel, skill development, infrastructure building, problems facing PoK refugees and the ‘Agenda of the Alliance’ of the coalition government, an official spokesman of the state government said. “The Chief Minister also …

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Composite culture a built-in feature of J&K’s ethos: Sayeed


Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today described composite culture and inclusiveness as built-in features of the state’s ethos and called for integrating its rich diversity and heritage into the tourism industry. “The composite culture and inclusiveness is intrinsic and built-in features of Jammu and Kashmir’s ethos. There is a need for integrating the state’s rich diversity and heritage treasure into it’s tourism industry,” Sayeed said here, after commissioning the renovated and upgraded Tagore Hall, built in 1961 in memory of Rabindranath Tagore, the great poet philosopher and Nobel Laureate. He also announced setting up of a School of Sufiyana and Folk Music that would lead to a cultural revival by offering certificate courses in various performing arts. …

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