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J&K govt building apartments to house Kashmiri Pandits: Mehbooba Mufti

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As part of the process to rehabilitate Kashmiri Pandits, Jammu and Kashmir government is building apartments where the displaced people will be given 50 per cent of flats while the remaining would be offered to people from other communities. This was stated by ruling PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti during her interaction at the HT Leadership Summit function here in reply to a question by a Kashmiri pandit who wanted to spend his retired life in the valley. Mehbooba Mufti said the PDP-BJP coalition government is serious about ensuring return of the displaced people even as she asked the Kashmiri Pandits to visit the valley and see the change themselves. “As far as the apartments are concerned, we are building 50 per cent …

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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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PDP ‘overtly campaigning’ for BJP candidates in Ladakh: Omar

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Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said ruling PDP leaders were “overtly campaigning” for BJP candidates in Ladakh ahead of the hill council polls, despite the “political suppression of the State” by the national party. “Today PDP is campaigning more for BJP than its own candidates here. Almost all their Ministers are here and their only appeal to the people is to vote for anyone but NC. They are overtly campaigning for BJP candidates despite the political suppression of the State and the sentiments of its people by BJP,” Omar said addressing public meetings and workers conventions in Leh. Omar, the working resident of opposition National Conference (NC), said PDP leaders campaigning for BJP candidates in Ladakh ahead of the …

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J&K: Beef Ban creates divide between PDP and BJP

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The issue of beef ban in Jammu & Kashmir has created a divide between the ruling coalition partners, with PDP saying the prohibition cannot be accepted while the BJP is pressing for strict implementation of the 150-year prohibitory rule. PDP said consumption of beef will continue to be allowed in the state notwithstanding the directive of the high court for implementing a ban even as BJP said the sentiments of Hindus should be respected in the larger national interest without any provocation. “No one can suppress religious freedom. If something is “halal” (allowed) in a religion, why should there be a ban on it? The Supreme Court, in its recent judgment, has also said that meat ban cannot be forced …

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Tangible transformation and momentous change will be visible on ground soon in J&K: Mehbooba Mufti

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As the Mufti Mohammad Sayeed-led PDP-BJP coalition Government completed six months in the office, Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti today said tangible transformation and momentous change will be visible on the ground soon in Jammu and Kashmir. “People will soon see tangible transformation in every sector as several significant initiatives have been launched by the Government to address the issues of development and governance deficit in the state,” Mehbooba said. Addressing a day-long party workers’ convention in Rajouri today, Mehbooba said the Assembly elections of 2014 had set the momentum for change in J&K and the results of this momentous change will be visible on the ground soon. “The politics of deceit, exploitation and neglect practiced by the National …

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PM Modi should seal Vajpayee-like deal with Pakistan: Vikramaditya Singh


Expressing grave concern over rise in cases of ceasefire violation, Jammu and Kashmir PDP on Friday said the Narendra Modi government “can and needs to” negotiate an agreement with Pakistan similar to the one done by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA dispensation. “I remind the public and the central government that if an understanding (on the ceasefire) with Pakistan could be reached in the Vajpayee era, a similar agreement can and needs to be negotiated under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi,” senior PDP leader and MLC Vikramaditya Singh said. Singh expressed grave concern over the recent violations of the 2003 ceasefire agreement along border areas of Jammu, including Samba, Poonch, Rajouri, R S Pura and Arnia sectors. He said …

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BJP-PDP govt in J&K will complete its full term, no differences with PDP: Ram Madhav

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BJP on Tuesday said the coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir will complete its full term and that there were no differences with their ruling partner Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). “There is always pressure of the people on the governments everywhere and not just in Jammu and Kashmir and it is good for them. This government will work with more seriousness and responsibility and I am sure that this government will last for the full term,” BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav told reporters here. Madhav also said that there were no differences or tension between the coalition partners, BJP and PDP. “I was in Jammu for the whole day yesterday. I met all BJP ministers and MLAs. There is …

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Whatever our objectives are, we will achieve them: Mufti Sayeed on AFSPA


Days after Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar ruled out revocation of AFSPA from Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said his Government would “achieve its objective” with regard to the controversial Act in the State. “I know everything. I know what to do and what not to do. Whatever we have to do, we will do that,” Sayeed told reporters on the sidelines of an inauguration ceremony of an International Buyer-Seller Meet at the SKICC here. Asked about Parikkar’s statement that Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) was mandatory if the Army had to be deployed in Jammu and Kashmir or any other State for internal security, the chief minister said “whatever our objectives are, we will achieve …

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On the issue of AIIMS, why coalitian partners BJP-PDP singing different tunes?

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Mufti says we have given AIIMS to Kashmir, Kashmir is part of the Jammu and Kashmir while Nirmal Singh says we are in touch with Centre over the issue   Chief Minister Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed today hinted at shelving of the previous NC-Congress government’s artificial lake project in Jammu, saying it is not “feasible”. “As for as lake project is concerned, I will tell you, economically and technically, it is not feasible”, Mufti told reporters during an informal interaction at his official residence. Mufti, who was flanked by Deputy Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Nirmal Singh and Minister of State Information Priya Sethi, said, “Water flow is not like that of Chenab or Ravi rivers. It will take one …

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Poor Father seek intervention of Nirmal Singh for help

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A day after the local youth suffered burn injuries after one of the transformer blasted in Trikuta Nagar area the parents of the poor boy have appealed to the Power Minister Dr Nirmal Singh and state Chief Minister Mufti Mohd Sayeed to announce adequate compensation for the family. Identified as Rakesh Kumar the youth was moving on a scooty when he suffered burn injuries due to blast and spilling of transformer oil on him near Sain food station on busy Trikuta Nagar road. According to doctors treating him in the GMC hospital the youth has suffered more than 30 burn injuries and is not in a position to start working in the near future. Since Rakesh was one of the …

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