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Pro-Pakistan leaders detained ahead of Geelani’s rally


Several separatist leaders were allegedly detained ahead of hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s planned rally coinciding with that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 7. The moderate faction of Hurriyat, led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, on Sunday extended its support to Geelani’s rally. JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik, Democratic Freedom Party chief Shabir Ahmad Shah and several second rung separatist leaders were detained late last night and early today by police, their aides claimed. “Malik and three other JKLF leaders were detained last evening and lodged at police station Kothibagh,” a JKLF spokesperson told PTI. However, senior police officials did not respond to repeated calls. A police spokesman refused to comment on the alleged detentions. Shah, …

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Azad criticises police action in Srinagar

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Congress leader and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today criticised the security forces over the alleged incident of firing of tear gas shells inside a mosque in Srinagar during a protest. “I am pained to read that teargas shells have been directly fired inside the grand mosque (Jamia Masjid) of Kashmir,” he said. Chairman of moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, yesterday claimed that police fired tear smoke shells inside Jamia Masjid (grand mosque) during protests after Friday prayers in Nowhatta area in Srinagar. He has termed the action as “interference in religious affairs”. ‘Anjuman Awqaf Jama Masjid’ and Hurriyat had called for a strike in Srinagar today against the incident. Azad today slammed …

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Omar chairs meeting of Senior ministers, top level officers in complete darkness

Omar chairs meeting of Senior ministers, top level officers in complete darkness- Jammu Kashmir floods

Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, Monday chaired a meeting of senior officers, ministers at civil secretariat complex under the cover of darkness. As the dewatering work is still going on inside the complex the power lines could not be restored even on Monday. The govt had earlier announced to throw open the secretariat on September 18 but due to water logging on the first floor the state govt employees could not reach their offices. Chief Minister also visited Assembly complex along with the team of senior employees of the state assembly secretariat and Speaker Mubarak Gul and took stock of the damages. Barring Urban and Housing Minister Rigzin Zora Chief Minister was accompanied by senior National Conference Ministers AR Rather, Ali …

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Facilities of ‘International standard’ to be available soon in MAM, Bakshi Stadium

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Omar gives nod to Rs 200 cr proposal for sports stadia revamp Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today gave nod to the construction of state-of-art stadia in the twin capitals by converting the Bakshi Stadium in Srinagar and Jammu’s MAM Stadium into modern, international-standard sports facility. “Rs 200 crores special package for the development of sports infrastructure approved by the Centre should be taken best advantage of developing sports facilities of international standard,” he said while receiving on a proposal to this effect at a high-level meeting here. Omar said the special package to develop the two existing sports stadia at Srinagar and Jammu into modern sports facility would go in a big way to boost sports activities and nurture the …

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Dr Farooq Abdullah missing in Action?

Dr Farooq Abdullah missing in Action- Srinagar

Former Union Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah is missing in action ever since he has faced drubbing at the hands of PDP leader Tariq Hamid Qarra from Srinagar Lok Sabha seat. Some attribute Dr Abdullah’s long absence from the political scene due to his poor health while others speculate on possible reasons why the senior Abdullah is shying away from making public appearance too often. Though there is no harm in maintaining a low profile but for quite some time well wishers of Dr Abdullah have started registering his long absence from the public scene. The energy and charm exhibited by Dr Abdullah every time he is in public domain and in the company of well wishers is some thing we …

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Srinagar Lok Sabha seat goes to poll tomorrow

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Poll hours reduced by one hour for Srinagar and Baramullah seat    Amidst tight security measures, Srinagar Lok Sabha seat will go to the poll tomorrow to decide the fate of 12 candidates, including NC President Farooq Abdullah and PDP leader Tariq Hameed Karra. Srinagar Parliamentary constituency is spread over three districts of Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal. Abdullah, whose National Conference has won the seat every time barring 1971 and 1996 when it did not contest the polls, is seeking re-election from the constituency. The Union Minister is pitted against 11 others, the most formidable among them being former state Finance Minister Karra. The Srinagar Lok Sabha seat has 12.31 lakh voters including 5.72 lakh women who are eligible to …

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Former Minister on the run, Police clueless about his whereabouts

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Even though the local court on saturday issued an arrest warrant against former minister of State for Health Shabir Ahmad Khan in connection with a sexual assault case the state police force remained clueless about his exact  whereabouts and failed to arrest him till late evening. According to official sources, the congress MLA is  camping in Jammu at a relative’s place but the police could not trace him through out the day. However, speculations were rife  here in the  winter capital that the congress MLA was staying at one of her relatives place on the outskirts of Jammu and is likely to surrender before the police on Sunday. Earlier in the day Chief Judicial Magistrate, Srinagar, Rajiv Gupta issued the …

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New Municipal Solid Waste Management Projects for twin capital cities of the state: Jora

Municipal Solid Waste Management Projects for Jammu Srinagar Jora

The State Level Steering Committee (SLSC) today decided to submit five mega projects costing about Rs. 600 Cr. to the Union Ministry of Urban Development for funding in order to improve solid waste management in twin capital cities of the state. The projects also include Preservation and Development of River Jehlum from Dobji Ghat Gowkadal to Chattabal (Cement Bridge) and Decongestion/ Redevelopment of inner old city areas. The decision to this effect was taken at a high level meeting chaired by the Minister of Urban Development & Urban Local Bodies Nawang Rigzin Jora convened here today. It was informed that the Srinagar Municipal Committee & Jammu Municipal Committee would be the project executing agencies for solid waste management at a …

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J&K Cabinet approves transfer of 500 kanals for establishment of University Campus


The Cabinet which met today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah accorded sanction to the transfer of State land measuring 500 kanals situated in village Jadh, Tehsil and District Reasi in favour of the University of Jammu for the establishment of a University Campus. The Cabinet also extended the period of submission of the report by the Cabinet Sub-Committee examining the creation of new administrative units by one month beyond 24th August, 2013. It also constituted a Committee headed by the Chief Secretary to look into the various issues involved in the proposed lifting of moratorium on the opening of new B.Ed Colleges, which will comprise Secretary to the Government, Higher Education Department, Secretary to the Government, General …

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What is stopping Omar Abdullah led alliance Govt to give shut up call to Separatists opposed to Zubin Mehta’s Concert in Srinagar?

World famous classical music maestro Zubin Mehta’s Bavarian State Orchestra is set to perform at the historic Mughal garden of Shalimar Bagh near the capital city on September 7. Ironically, even before he produced musical notes separatist leaders and people who support them in small numbers have started striking discordant notes in the Kashmir valley much before the arrival of the classic symphony. The separatists have not likened the idea of orgnaising the concert at a time when Kashmir is witnessing turmoil on many fronts and have made it clear,” Without any bias, we oppose any such move harmful for the Kashmir cause. It is our democratic right and none of the civilised nation can deny this fact”. The most …

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