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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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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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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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J&K Govt Promoting Wedge Between Regions, Religions: Farooq Abdullah

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Blaming the present Jammu and Kashmir government for “promoting wedge” between various regions and religions, National Conference President Farooq Abdullah today appealed for unity and tolerance while “disapproving” acts which hurts religious sentiments of others. Farooq also condemned the paint smearing attack on the activist and columnist Sudheendra Kulkarni in Mumbai during a book release function, and said that such attempts are against the spirit of freedom of speech for which India is known world over. “Great religion of Islam vehemently disapproves of hurting the religious sentiments of others,” Abdullah said, while addressing party functionaries at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhavan here this morning, and added that the provocative acts could jeopradise peace across the country and in the state. Abdullah blamed the …

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Home Ministry seeks report on J&K High Court order on Article 370

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The Home Ministry on Monday sought a report from the Jammu and Kashmir government on the state High Court’s order that Article 370, which grants special status to the state, is beyond amendment, repeal or abrogation. In a communication, the Home Ministry sought a copy of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court order from the state government as early as possible, explaining the grounds in which the order was issued, official sources said. The state law department is expected to forward the copy of the High Court ruling to the central government. Jammu and Kashmir High Court has ruled that Article 370, has assumed place of permanence in the Constitution and the feature is beyond amendment, repeal or abrogation. The …

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Polls to local bodies would be held on time: J&K CM

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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said the government would conduct the elections to the local bodies on time and assured that such institutions would be empowered to take the state on the path of development. “I want to assure that we will conduct civic elections, polls of municipalities and panchayats as well. Then we will give powers to them. We will conduct these polls on time and then there will be devolution of powers,” Sayeed said here. The chief minister was speaking on a discussion on Panchayati Raj institutions in Legislative Council. He said the government would not postpone any elections and preparations for the polls were going on. “I want to assure the House that …

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