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Jammu & Kashmir government to purchase additional power for Kashmir


The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to purchase additional power from the central government to meet the electricity demands in the Kashmir Valley. “Jammu and Kashmir government will purchase an additional 60 megawatt power and supply it to the Valley for improving the power supply situation there,” an official spokesman said. He said the decision was taken in a meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, to review the current power situation in the Valley. “During the meeting, the chief minister instructed that efforts should be made to reduce power curtailment and cuts in all parts of the Valley, especially during the current winter months,” he said. The meeting was also attended by Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal …

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Mufti Sayeed: There will be no digging into past, opportunity to “connect and further gel” Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed on Friday said he has been given a historic opportunity by the people to “connect and further gel” the three distinct regions of the state– Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh– and assured there will be “no digging of the past”. The government has come with a positive agenda to change the system of governance and ensure justice for all. “The verdict of the people in the Assembly polls is a great opportunity to connect and further gel the three distinct regions of the state. “There will be no digging of the past and the initiatives taken between 2002 and 2005 will move forward to firmly put the state on the development map of …

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Surrendering to militants an insult to people of J&K: BJP

People Democratic Party Mufti Mohd sayeed

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday strongly condemned the statement of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed with regards to the ‘rehabilitation’ of militants, terming it an insult to the people of the state. The BJP was reacting to Mufti’s statements on Thursday, directing the state police to initiate the release of all political prisoners. “The BJP strongly condemns the release of militants or separatists until the sentence accorded to them is completed,” Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha state president Ravinder Raina told ANI. “The policy of surrender and rehabilitation of militants will be an insult to the nationalist people of Jammu and Kashmir,” he added.   Last week, the BJP and Mufti’s PDP had formed a coalition government …

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Article 370 cannot be touched: Mehbooba Mufti

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* Two flags and a separate Constitution is a reality. * There has to be chemistry between people of J&K and the rest of the country. Its not a chemistry between Mufti Saheb and Modiji. The chemistry has to go beyond these two guys.   Article 370, which grants special status to Jammu & Kashmir, “cannot be touched” and people do not get swayed by slogans anymore, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti asserted on Thursday, days after her party’s coalition partner BJP agreed to maintain status quo on the controversial issue. At the same time, she contended that it was not a climb-down for the BJP, which has been in favour of abrogating Article 370 that grants special status to the …

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Ch Lal Singh visits GMC Jammu, says measures will be taken to upgrade healthcare facilities

Health Minister Lal Singh-Jammu-Kathua

Minister for Health and Medical Education Ch. Lal Singh has said that reformative measures would be initiated to upgrade healthcare facilities across the state. He said that due care would be given to upgrade different diagnostic facilities in the hospitals for providing better healthcare to the people. This was stated by the Minister during his visit to Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu on Wednesday. He said a full-fledged testing laboratory would be established in the GMC for H1N1 tests. He said in this regard the government has released Rs 6 crore for setting up of testing laboratory for the purpose. During the visit the Minister interacted with the doctors and para-medical staff, enquired healthcare facilities at GMC and directed for …

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BJP-PDP alliance to work for stable govt: Nirmal Singh

Nirmal Singh-BJP

Newly sworn-in Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Sunday said that the alliance between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the People’s Democratic Party would work towards a stable government in the state. “We have respected each other’s sensitivities, stands and accordingly we have created the CMP (common minimum programme) and in the coming days, we will give Jammu and Kashmir a good government,” Singh told the media here. Earlier in the day, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed took oath as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir for the second time in his political career. Singh also took oath of office at the ceremony. The two leaders were administered the oath of office by Governor NN Vohra at the …

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Common Minimum Programme of BJP-PDP Alliance

Common Min Program Jammu Kashmir

A. Preamble: This document set out the Agenda of the Alliance between the J&K People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). It will be the guiding framework for governance of the coalition government in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) for the next six years. B. Introduction: 1. In the recently concluded J&K State assembly elections, 2014, the people of the State have voted overwhelmingly and in favour of the democratic system. This shows a growing recognition and acceptance among people that participating in the free and fair electoral process is the only option. 2. The results of these elections have been judged as fractured and indecisive by everyone. The reality is that it is not the mandate of …

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Heavy security in Jammu ahead of Mufti swearing-in

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Mufti Mohd Sayeed-led BJP-PDP government with the ceremony to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Massive security arrangement has been made in and around Jammu city for the swearing-in ceremony and Prime Minister’s visit tomorrow,” said senior superintendent of police (SSP), Uttam Chand. The swearing-in-ceremony will be held at General Zorawar Singh Auditorium at Jammu University. The venue has been declared out of bounds for the public and sanitation operations with metal detectors and sniffer dogs have been launched while an SPG team is already in Jammu for the function. A meeting was held by the chief secretary on Saturday to review the measures, said Shant Manu, divisional commissioner, Jammu division. Meanwhile, in Jammu city, over 200 to 300 …

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Mufti to head 25-member cabinet; PM to attend his swearing-in on Sunday

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PDP patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed will head a 25-member cabinet, half of it from BJP, in Jammu & Kashmir and the swearing-in ceremony on Sunday in Jammu will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. With the PDP-BJP deal sealed after ironing out differences over contentions issues like Article 370 and AFSPA, 79-year- old Sayeed, who will be sworn in as chief minister, met the Prime Minister on Friday, capping two-month long hard negotiations between the two parties on government formation. According to highly-placed sources, Sayeed will be heading a 25-member cabinet which will have 12 BJP MLAs including a deputy chief minister post. This is the first time that BJP is in the government in the state. Accompanied by …

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With Mufti, Modi hug capital of Jammu and Kashmir shifted to Nagpur: Omar Abdullah

Mufti-Modi hug

As BJP and PDP reached an alliance, former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said it was a tie-up between North and South Poles and questioned “where are the celebrations on the streets of Jammu and Kashmir”. Omar also claimed that with the sealing of the alliance the capital of the state has shifted to Nagpur, an oblique reference to the RSS headquarter. “With this hug (between PDP chief Sayeed and Prime Minister Modi) the South Pole and the North Pole met and the capital of J-K shifted to Nagpur,” Omar wrote on Twitter. Omar, the National Conference (NC) working president, questioned where are the celebrations on the streets of the state? “As all the expert J&K commentators will not …

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