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More than Congress National Conference is desperate to cling on to the Alliance

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After scaling up tensions between the alliance partners the National Conference leadership has finally cracked down on the leaders forcing them to fall in line and not to escalate tensions with the congress party ahead of the 2014 Assembly and Lok Sabha polls. A clear cut change in strategy and two back to back statements of Dr Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah in a span of few hours on Sunday clearly indicated that more than Congress party it is the National Conference which is keen on clinging on to the bandwagon of alliance government in the state. In the recent days tension between the alliance partners had escalated after the NC had nominated four members ahead of the formation of …

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Why NC leaders are not opening their eyes and paying attention to Army’s View point on AFSPA

Barely 24 hours after GOC-IN-C of Northern Command Lt Gen KT Parnaik made it clear that in view of the prevailing ‘fragile’ peace in the state of Jammu and Kashmir it would not be appropriate to disempower the armed forces by partially revoking the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. Two senior National Conference  leaders including one Member Parliament  have once again labeled Army as the biggest stumbling block in the path of revocation of AFSPA from the peaceful districts of the state. Apparently, the National Conference leadership is bent upon creating a debate over the contentious issue in the run up to the Assembly polls to score some brownie points and win votes in the Kashmir valley. In the process …

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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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Army vehicle targeted in Anantnag grenade blast, 7 people including policeman injured

Even as Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has not stopped raising the demand for revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act from peaceful districts of the state the militant commanders have started regularly targeting army vehicles and security installations in Kashmir valley. With in a gap of 48 hours a second incident of grenade blast was reported in Anantnag on Tuesday raising many an eyebrows in the security establishment. Intelligence agencies are already expecting spurt in the incidents of militant violence after the swearing in ceremony of PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad. In both the incidents the unidentified militants tossed up a grenade aimed at security establishment and ran away taking cover under the rush of local people. On Tuesday …

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Mufti bridging Gaps with Congress, hosted dinner for two of his old friends in Jammu

PDP patron  and former Chief Minister Mufti Mohd. Sayeed is very well known for his political etiquette. In his long political career he has earned many friends and despite having divergent view point on  contentious issues he has nurtured all his friends even during difficult days. After pulling the plug from the Ghulam Nabi Azad led alliance government in the state in the summer of 2008  Mufti Mohd Sayeed was maintaining long distance from his close friends in the Congress party. He would still occasionally call on some old pals in New Delhi and share a point or two during exclusive interactions. Beyond that he was  hardly seen in the company of Congressmen. In the recent years ever since Congress …

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Omar adds another feather in his cap: Crime cases recording a Northward trend in J&K

Omar Abdullah led alliance government may have been basking in the shining glory of bringing down the number of cases  related  to militant violence but on the other hand the graph of criminal cases is recording a northward trend in the state much to the discomfiture of police authorities.   A report prepared by the state Home department has revealed that in the year 2010 a total number of 25272 criminal cases were registered across the state. In 2011 26590 cases were registered and in 2012 the total  criminal cases registered across the state stood at 26558.   On an average 69 criminal cases per day were registered in the state  in 2010 and  in 2012, 73 criminal cases were …

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