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PDP-BJP govt will not survive beyond July, claims JKPCC Chief
Questions silence of BJP on GST
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VERINAG, June 22: Senior Congress Leader and Jammu Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee Chief Ghulam Ahmad Mir on Wednesday claimed that PDP-BJP Collation government led by Mehbooba Mufti is on verge to collapse and will not survive beyond July. “You can imagine this (PDP-BJP) government till presidential election not beyond that. This government will not survive beyond July,” Ghulam Ahmad Mir told this reporter and claimed that it would have collapsed a month ago due to deep rooted indifferences between the collation partners. Mir said that utterances of the people associated with both the political parties suggest that both of them are in search of escape routes. “You have BJP with slogan Nation first and hints to get out at any point of time if national interest is affected. On other h...
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Karra accuses govt of patronizing land grabbers
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SRINAGAR, June 22: Congress leader and former Finance Minister Tariq Hamid Karra Thursday said that incumbent government has been leaving no stone-turned in harassing him mentally. He alleged that government has been patronizing and encouraging land grabbers. “Land grabbers on the behest of government have been trying to encroach upon my ancestral property at Shivapora Srinagar. He said that in the year, a suit for declaration and mandatory injunction came to be filed by one Khurshid Ahmed Wani, and others before the Court of District and Sessions Judge Srinagar against the state of Jammu and Kashmir and others which was transferred to the court of Subordinate Judge, Forest Srinagar. In the suit it has been prayed that the land measuring 33 Kanals and 04 Marlas covered under surve...
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June turns bloody: 42 persons lose life in Kashmir
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SRINAGAR, June 22: During the current month 42 persons including 27 militants have been killed in more than 13 militancy related incidents in Kashmir Valley. Police sources reveal that in the first three weeks of the current month June this year, 27 militants, 8 policemen, 6 civilians and an army soldier have fallen prey to bullets in different parts of Kashmir Valley. The gunfights between militants and the Indian troopers rocked in many parts of Valley including Nithipora and Pazalpora areas of Apple town Sopore in Baramulla district, Arwani Bijbehara in Anantnag, Sumbal area of Bandipora district and Kakapora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. In these fights 10 local and 4 non-local militants were neutralized by Indian Defense Forces. Besides these major gun fights, there wer...
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Holiday on account of Shab-e-Qadr on June 23
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SRINAGAR, June 21: The State government today announced that holiday, on account of Shab-e-Qadr, shall be observed on June 23, instead of June 22.. An order in this regard was issued today by the General Administration Department....
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Sarthal Devi Ji Yatra holiday on July 1, 2
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, June 21: The State government today announced, the local holidays on account of Sarthal Devi Ji Yatra (District Kishtwar only) will now be observed on July 1 & 2, 2017 instead of July 2 & 3, 2017 (Sunday & Monday)....
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Centre sends 1 lakh plastic bullets to Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Jun 20 (Agencies): The Centre has supplied security forces in Jammu and Kashmir with over one lakh plastic bullet to control violent crowds in the valley. The Centre has also supplied security forces with PAVA (made of pelargonic acid vanillyl amide, an organic compound found in natural chilli pepper) shells that are more pungent, to increase their effectiveness. The new shells consists of oleoresin, which is more natural and pungent in comparison to the chemical-based PAVA shells. The larger supply of plastic bullets, considered less lethal than the much-maligned pellet guns, has been made after an extensive trial with a few thousand such bullets, Union home ministry sources said. "As part of the graded response to deal with violent crowds, the plastic bullets are being emp...
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Quranic recitation Assemblies organises across Kargil
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KARGIL, June 18: According to Islamic history, the holy month of Ramzan also known as the “Quranic Spring”, during which Quran was revealed on Prophet Muhammad S.a.w. to guide the humanity towards truth and eternal prosperity. In the wake of holy month of ramzan, Muslims across Kargil district these days are organizing Quranic recitation assemblies in the mosques and other religious institutions. These assemblies were attended by hundreds of people including the youths, children and aged persons. In Kargil town the major Quranic recitation assemblies held in Islamia School Kargil premises where Anjuman e Jamiat e Ulema Isna Ashariya Kargil and In Jamia Masjid Kargil Imam Khomeini memorial Trust are organizing these assemblies. While as Zainabia Women Welfare Society is organizing such...
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Quran Khawani, Duaieya Majlis for Anantnag Martyr’s in DPL Srinagar
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SRINAGAR, June 18: A Duaieya Majlis and Quran Khawani was held after Nimaz-i-Asar in Jamia Masjid Police lines Srinagar, today. The Majlis was held for the six police personnel who attained martyrdom in Achabal area of Anantnag on 16th of this month. Inspector General of Police Kashmir Munir Ahmad Khan participated in this Majlis. These special prayers were held to pay homage to these martyrs and to show solidarity with their bereaved families. The special prayers will continue tomorrow in Jamia Masjid Police Lines Srinagar. DySP DAR Feroz Qadri and other officers/officials and civil society members also took part in the Majlis....
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NC conducts orientation session on GST for Legislators, leaders
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SRINAGAR, June 16: National Conference organized a one-day orientation session on the issue of GST at 'Nawa-e-Subha' in Srinagar today for party legislators and leaders. The orientation session was conducted by NC State Spokesperson Junaid Azim Mattu and also addressed by NC Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani and Senior Leader and Former Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather. The orientation program was also attended by Party District Presidents, Central Kashmir Block Presidents, Office Bearers of the Youth Wing and the Party's Women's Wing. The orientation program contained legal, constitutional and historical information and delved into the factors and ramifications of the possible extension of GST to the State in its present form and highlighted how such a misadventure would dilute...
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Bhat seeks CM’s intervention to address financial woes of Handloom, Handicrafts Corps
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SRINAGAR, Jun 16: Vice Chairman Handloom and Handicrafts Nizam-ud-Din Bhat today sought intervention of Chief Minister for redressal of financial woes dogging the two corporations of social and economic importance since long. Bhat said not only the production and sales in the two sectors have taken a sip, but the very survival of these key sectors is in question. He said it will be worst for the state if handicraft and handloom suffers. He demanded enhancement of budgetary support besides the normal support from The Aggregative Multi-sector Economic & Infrastructure Rebuilding (TAMIER) Plan 2015-2020 (TAMIER). He said the employees of the two corporations who have struggled to sustain tradition and skills of significance are without salaries since months as floods and the unrest came a...
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Deputy CM condemns killing of Jawan, Police personnel
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, JUNE 16: Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh today condemned the killing of Jawan at Nawshera sector as well as the two police men who killed in separate incidents in valley. The Deputy Chief Minister said that these incidents are condemnable and the forces responsible for these kind of incidents would be given a befitting reply. While expressing sympathies with the braved families, the Deputy Chief prayed for peace to the departed souls....
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Govt constitute Coordination Committee to celebrate Apple Year-2017
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SRINAGAR, June 16: The Government today constituted a Coordination Committee under the Chairmanship of Secretary Horticulture Department Mohammad Hussain Malik to work out the modalities of celebrating 2017 as Apple Year. The members of the committees include, Director Horticulture Kashmir Rafiq Ahmad, Director Planning and Marketing Horticulture Hafizullah Shah, Assistant Director Research Fruit Science, SKUAST Kashmir Dr. Mohammad Saleem Mir, Vice President J&K Bank Fayaz Ahmad Malik and AVP, J&K Bank Rashid-ud-Din. The members will coordination the various activities for celebration of 2017 as ‘Apple Year’ as announced by the Chief Minister on the occasion of launch of High Density Plantation Scheme in February this year. The committee will coordinate for launching publicity campaig...
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Governor launches ‘Madadgaar’, CRPF’s 24x7 Helpline 14411, for citizens of Kashmir
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SRINAGAR, June 16: Governor NN Vohra launched “Madadgaar” a 24x7 telephone Helpline- 14411, started by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) for providing assistance to the citizens of Kashmir, at a function organized by the CRPF here today. Governor complimented Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar, DG, CRPF and all his officers for their pro-active initiatives to provide assistance and support to the people at large, particularly in the event of medical exigencies, clearing of roads when they get blocked by snowfall or other national accidents, providing safety to women and the elderly and to students studying outside the State, counselling and guidance to those in need, help to tourists. Governor observed that CRPF, which is the oldest law and order enforcement agency in the country, has been invol...
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Governor traverses the Yatra route
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SRINAGAR, June 16: Governor NN Vohra, Chairman, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, yesterday travelled unscheduled from Srinagar to the last check point at Chandanwari for gaining first-hand knowledge about the road and traffic conditions on this axis which witnesses heavy tourist and pilgrim movements at this time of the year. The Governor found that a great deal requires to be done for ensuring satisfactory traffic management and, on his return, spoke to DGP and IGP Kashmir both of whom assured immediate attention being given to improve the traffic flows. He also spoke with Naeem Akhtar, Minister for Public Works, regarding the time bound work which requires to be done to improve the road condition right from Ram Munshi Bagh Chowk to the point where the National Highway has become opera...
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Govt reiterates supremacy of JK Legislature by taking GST debate to house: Law Minister
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, June 16: Minister for Law Abdul Haq today emphatically made it clear that the implementation of GST in JK would in no manner compromise the state’s Special Status. He said by discussing GST in the assembly, the Government is reiterating the supremacy of the State legislature. Elaborating over the issue, Abdul Haq said under Section-5 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir the State is free to levy any additional tax or new taxes. He said it is ironic that the political parties that are today crying hoarse over the implementation of GST in J&K, facilitated extension of 46 Constitutional amendments of the Constitution of India to the State. "Not a single time the State Legislature was taken into confidence. This is first time when the State Government for the sake of transpare...
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Stop JK’s negative portrayal: Farooq Shah to media
Launches campaign to boost tourism influx
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, June 16: The Secretary Tourism and Floriculture Farooq Ahmad Shah today launched campaign to boost tourist influx, particularly MICE, Golf and religious tourism across the state. Speaking on the occasion, the Secretary said that to increase tourist influx to the state Travel trade is in process to organize press interaction and specific meetings with the Travel trade of Delhi and Mumbai Maharashtra. The secretary said that customized packages will be made for promoting MICE and Golf tourism and also the spiritual tourism of Jammu and Kashmir. He said that the Department is taking certain concrete measure to attract people of different faiths as the state has huge potential of Sufi circuits, temples, shrines, Gurdawaras and pilgrimage venues like Mata Vaishno Devi and Amarnath...
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Dy Speaker for promotion of tourism activities in Gurez
Stresses on hassle free flights to the scenic valley
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, June 16: The Deputy Speaker Legislative Assembly, Nazir Ahmad Khan Gurezi, today called for promoting Gurez in Bandipora district as a tourism destination by upgrading infrastructure in the pristine valley to augment its scenic beauty. He also stressed on ensuring direct hassle-free flights to Gurez area. The Deputy Speaker was chairing a meeting here today with the officers of Tourism, Civil Aviation Departments and Pawan Hans Limited convened to discuss the expansion of tourism infrastructure and issues pertaining to starting chopper services for Gurez area. He asked the Tourism Department officials to take all steps for promoting Gurez as a tourism destination in view of its scenic beauty. He said that for ensuring hassle-free flights to Gurez area, the bottlenecks should b...
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Dr Shafi nominated member of Best Legislator Award Committee
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SRINAGAR, June 16: The Speaker Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta today nominated Dr Shafi Ahmad Wani, Ex-MLA as a member of the Best Legislator Award Committee. Dr Shafi has replaced Rafi Ahmad Mir, who has been since appointed Vice-Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation (JKTDC). The other members of the Best Legislator Award Committee include Mirza Abdul Rashid, Ex-Speaker, J&K Legislative Assembly and Ashwani Kumar, senior journalist and President Press Club, Jammu....
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