|Chamliyal belies border hostilities|
|Serenity, not gun powder, pervades the air on this ZERO-LINE!|
|CHAMLIYAL ON IB (RAMGARH), Oct 24: Amid ever-growing hostilities, shrill jingoistic voices, booming shells and raining mortars evaporating `life’ any time- all along Indo-Pak border, the place seemed to be out of `this world’, literally! At least at present!
And probably a soothing ray of hope too, for the distraught border population of adjoining villages in entire Jammu region.
The spectacle at the famous Baba Chamliyal shrine in Samba district on a leisurely Sunday of October 23, 2016 was, exactly, in contrast to the other villages, on and along `hot-n-active’ International Border (IB) in R S Pura, Hiranagar, Akhnoor sectors of Jammu region - at the moment.
At a time, when the entire IB and even Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu region has turned into a killing field, claiming lives o...|
|Sinha-led 5-member team to begin Track-II diplomacy|
|NEW DELHI, Oct 24 (Agencies): A five-member team led by senior BJP leader and former Union Minister for External Affairs and Finance Yashwant Sinha is arriving in Srinagar tomorrow to start Track-II diplomacy to resolve the over three month long unrest in the Valley.
Sources said five member team lead by Sinha and comprising former chairperson of National Commission for Minorities Wajahat Habibullah, former Air Vice Marshal Kapil Kak, Journalist Bharat Bhushan and Executive Director, Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation Sushobha Barve will arrive in Srinagar tomorrow.
They said during their three-day stay in Valley, the delegation will hold talks with Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh and leaders of opposition parties to discuss ways and means to end th...|
|City markets reopen at 5.00 in evening|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 24: The markets across the city reopened today at 5.00 PM as per the relaxation schedule announced by the protest calendar issued by the resistance camp.
Across the city, shops stores ad business establishments opened at 5 pm while shoppers and pedestrians in large numbers could be seen in the markets purchasing different commodities.
While the street vendors were also seen in the city centre Lal Chowk during the day.
During the relaxation time roads along the city witnessed heavy private vehicular movement. As per the protest calendar there was no relaxation on Friday and Saturday the markets reopened on Sunday evening also as per the relaxation mentioned in protest calendar.
Shoppers in huge numbers were seen thronging the markets and buying necessary stuff.
|Retired SC judge should inquire causes behind unrest: Cong|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 24: The JKPCC delegation today met with Governor N N Vohra and demanded that a retired judge of Supreme Court should inquire about the causes of civilian unrest.
Addressing a press conference here after meeting with state Governor, the JKPCC president Ghulam Ahmad Mir said that during their meeting with N N Vohra he demanded that a retire judge of supreme should investigate civilian killings so that involved would be punished.
“Congress delegation today met with Governor Sahib and requested him that he should use his powers so that political unrest would end in the valley,” he said.
The JKPCC president said that more than 80 youth have died in the ongoing agitation and Congress party is supporting the genuine demand of people that those officers who used excessive force s...|
|Police foils AIP' secretariat gherao attemp|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 24: Police used force to disperse Awami Ittihaad Party (AIP) AIP civil secretariat Gherao attempt.
They were protesting against terminating services of many employees from police and civil administration.
Potestors led by MLA Langate Engineer Rashid gathered near Jehangir Chowk and started marching towards civil secretariat to Gherao it.
The protestors were holding black flags, placards and banners seeking revocation of termination orders of employees.
When the protest march reached near High Court Srinagar office, the heavy contingent of police and paramilitary forces stopped them and used force to disperse the protestors.
Protestors gave stiff resistance to police but police dragged Rashid along with at least 20 protestors and lodged them in Police Station.
|Students seek postponement Of exams to Mar 2017|
|‘We had only 84 working days in academic year 2016’|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 24: Jammu and Kashmir Students Welfare Association (JKSWFA) has approached the High Court with a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking quashment of date sheets issued by the government for class 10th and 12th and postponement of annual examinations for these classes to March 2017.
In its PIL filed through advocate Shafqat Nazir, the petitioners have sought quashment of date sheets for class l0th and class 12th issued by the Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education bearing No. F (JSE/DS-SSE/A-R/16) dated 23.09.2016 and No. F (JSSE/DS-HSE-II/A-R/16) dated 23.09.2016
According to the petitioner the students have not undertaken the normal educational course which is suspended from the last four months and conducting examinations according to it seems to be a politi...|
|Akhtar condemns burning of schools|
|‘Dialogue only way forward; Govt committed to peace with dignity’|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 23: Education minister Naeem Akhtar has condemned the burning of schools at various places in Kashmir during the last few days and stressed the need to tread the road of dialogue which is the only way forward.
The minister said that the damage to schools is not just burning of an institution but a colossal loss for the entire society. He said that during the last few months Kashmir has gone through a bad phase which has given pain to everybody. "The biggest causality has been the loss of human lives which is irreparable. We cannot bring them back but we can save our future generation," said Akhtar. "We will never forget the people who died. For the good of all we have to proceed constructively and dialogue is the only way forward."
Akhtar said chief minister Mehbooba Mufti...|
|Yasin Malik severely ill: JKLF|
|‘Appeals people to pray for his speedy recovery’|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 23: JKLF today said its chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik is severely ill and appealed people to pray for his speedy recovery.
In a statement a spokesman of JKLF said, “Yasin sahib has been admitted to SKIMS Soura after he suffered severe infection attack in his right arm and suffered from high fevers. On October 21, he was taken to a diagnostic centre for CT scan regarding a 7.7 mm stone present in his left upper urethra. He was given some injection in his right arm during the procedure that caused swelling that put him in severe pain. After CT scan, he was shifted back to central jail Srinagar but pain in his right arm and swelling started to increase fast. For full night he suffered from a high pain and fevers but was not provided with any medical remedy till the next day”.
|2010 Khanabal killings|
|J&K govt sanctions prosecution of Dy SP|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 23: The state government has accorded sanction for prosecution against the deputy superintendent of police Noor-ul-Hassan Parray, allegedly involved in killing of two persons at Khanabal in Anantnag in 2010.
The order issued by Home Department vide order number Home/Pros/12/2016, said that during the course of investigation the Investigating officer has established, prima facie, a case under section 304-11 of RPC against Parray.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by subsection (1) of section 197 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, Svt. 1989, the State Government hereby accords sanction for launching prosecution against the accused person namely, Noor-UL-Hassan Parray (DySP) S/O Gh. Hassan Parray R/o Brinal Lammer for the commission of offence punishable under section 304-...|
|Omar’s statement on Kashmir Irrelevant, baseless: Geelani|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 23: Syed Ali Geelani, chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) while rejecting the statement of Omar Abdullah, said his assertions about Kashmir issue are baseless, far from historical perspective and carry no weight.
In a statement Geelani was referring to Omar's statement wherein he had said that resolution of Kashmir dispute is possible within ambit of Indian constitution. Geelani while taking dig at NC leadership said they ignored the martyrs of 1931 converted Muslim Conference into National Conference and thus opted to follow footsteps of Indian National Congress.
Referring to history, Geelani said Late Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah though for 22 years pursued Plebiscite Front but later in year 1975 while ignoring the miseries and agonies faced by people, opted to choose his fortu...|
|BSF nabs Pak intruder from Punjab border|
|JALANDHAR, Oct 23 (Agencies): The Border Security Force (BSF) today nabbed a Pakistani intruder from near the International Border in Mamdot area at Ferozepur sector.
According to BSF sources, the intruder, identified as Nizam, resident of Pakistan, had been hiding in the dense forest grass and was waiting for dusk to enter the Indian Territory through the Border Security Fence in Mamdot area.
But, the alert BSF guards nabbed him and took him into custody. Security forces have started interrogating him to ascertain his complete identity and his motive behind the intrusion. ...|
|PIPFPD teams tour border areas|
|Problems of displaced persons assessed|
|JAMMU, Oct 23: Two teams of Pakistan India Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD), India chapter Sunday toured the border areas of Khour-Chhamb and Hiranagar-Ramgarh sectors close to Jammu to assess the situation and the sufferings of the people of the border areas who have been uprooted in the wake of fresh hostilities on the borders.
They met a cross section of border villagers including those displaced from the borders since 1999 and are living in extremely adverse and traumatic conditions without basic amenities. The villagers said that they want peace and oppose war, the maximum brunt of which is borne by these people.
The PIPFPD would soon be coming out with a detailed report of the visit. Anyone interested for further details may contact at 08879962668, email@example.com....|
|Award of contract for 93 MW New Ganderbal Hydropower Project referred to cabinet|
|Mehbooba for expediting execution of power projects in state sector|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 22: The 72nd meeting of the board of directors of Jammu and Kashmir state power development corporation (JKSPDC) was held at the Civil Secretariat today under the chairpersonship of chief minister Mehbooba Mufti.
In his presentation, MD JKPDC informed the board about various ongoing projects of the corporation and the future roadmap for augmenting power generation in the state. The Corporation is presently looking after 23 hydropower projects with a total installed capacity of 1211.96 MWs besides four IPPs of 42.5 MWs. Four projects are under implementation in the state sector with a capacity of 103.5 MWs and three major projects with an expected generation capacity of 3176 MWs are in the pipeline.
Dheeraj Gupta, Commissioner Secretary, Power Development Department (PDD) b...|
|Rajnath to flag Pak-sponsored terrorism in J&K with Bahrain|
|NEW DELHI, Oct 22: Pakistan-sponsored cross border terrorism will be highlighted before the top leadership of Bahrain by Home Minister Rajnath Singh during his three-day visit to the Gulf kingdom beginning tomorrow during which both sides will discuss on how to enhance anti-terror cooperation.
Singh will meet Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and Interior Minister Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa and will discuss with them various bilateral issues.
Pakistan’s continuous support to cross border terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir is expected to be raised by the Home Minister in his meetings with the top leadership of Bahrain, official sources said.
There will be extensive discussions on how to enhance bilateral cooperation with regard to tackli...|
|Mobile phones banned from Cabinet meetings|
|NEW DELHI, Oct 22 (Agencies): In a move aimed at checking any possibility of leakage of information through hacking of communication devices, Union Ministers have been asked not to carry mobile phones in cabinet meetings.
The Cabinet Secretariat has recently issued a directive to private secretaries of the concerned ministers in this regard.
“It has been decided that smartphones/mobile phones will henceforth not be permitted inside the meeting venues of Cabinet/Cabinet Committees,” it said.
The private secretaries have been asked to appropriately brief the ministers on this.
The move assumes significance as security agencies have raised doubts over the security of mobile phones which are prone to hacking.
Official sources said the measure will ensure that the discussion, which is mos...|
|Javid's wish to get his 2 sisters married remained unfulfilled|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 22: Javid Ahmad Najar of Aripathan Beerwah had planned to get his two sisters married but never returned after he left his home on the morning of August 16.
His sister, Hafeeza Bano, said that Najar was the sole bread earner for their family.
“One brother Mushtaq Ahmad lives separately after marriage. Javaid bhai told my elder brother that he would take care of two sisters and would get them married” she said.
Owning a joinery mill in the nearby locality, Javid would work hard to earn livelihood, run the family, and in the meantime, find match for his sisters.
“I and my sister were engaged this year. Now he was planning to marry. Our life is shattered now. He was our father and mother. He loved us like them. He wanted to see our henna smeared hands” she said.
She said N...|
|PIL on conservation of Dal Lake|
|LAWDA demolishes another structure|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 22: The Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) today demolished another structure that was raised ‘illegally’ in contravention to the orders passed by the High Court.
Sources in the enforcement wing of LAWDA said that the structure was demolished in Chandpora in Harwan area. “The demolition drive will continue as there are strict orders from the Honb’le High Court to remove all encroachments,” a senior officer in LAWDA said.
On October 15, in compliance to the high court orders, LAWDA had demolished five illegal structures in various areas of Srinagar city especially in and around Dal Lake.
The Enforcement Officer of LAWDA said the structures were demolished at Bare Mohalla, Arbal Shalimar, Saderbal and Lashkari Mohalla.
Further the Officer had said that pub...|
|Govt places 9 Sr Stenographers as Pvt Secys|
|JAMMU, Oct 22: The state government today accorded sanction to the placement of nine senior stenographers as Private Secretaries.
According to an order issued by General Administration Department (GAD) Renu Munshi, Baby Shabnum, Mehraj Din Bhat, Sanjay Kumar, Rajinder Gupta, Sunil Sharma, Mohammad Ayoub Sofi, Suheel Yousuf Khan and Latif Ahmad have been placed as Private Secretaries.
The order said that the officers will continue to work at their present place of posting till further orders....|
|J&K’s complex challenges can be met only through dialogue: Mehbooba|
|‘Give peace a chance, I will facilitate talks; Pakistan’s cooperation imperative for peaceful resolution’|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 21: Stating that the complex challenges confronting Jammu and Kashmir can be resolved only through dialogue, chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti today called for creating a congenial atmosphere within the state and the region for the peaceful resolution of the issues.
“Whosoever is ready to reject the violence and help in restoring peace should be engaged in dialogue to end the uncertainties plaguing Jammu and Kashmir for the past six decades,” the chief minister said while addressing the police commemoration day function at armed police complex here today.
Maintaining that Jammu and Kashmir is confronted with various complex issues which sets it apart from simple law and order situation, Mehbooba said, “Mufti Mohammad Sayeed joined hands with BJP to form a Government in the S...|
|NHRC awaits J&K, MHA’s response on Kashmir unrest|
|NEW DELHI, Oct 21 (Agencies): The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the Jammu and Kashmir Government are yet to respond to the notices issued to them in July by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on the basis of media reports over the unrest in the Valley.
The unrest in the Valley, which had begun a day after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter in south Kashmir on July 8, has left 84 people, including two cops, dead and several thousand injured.
NHRC had on July 19 issued notices to the Home Ministry and the Jammu and Kashmir Government, seeking reports within two weeks on casualties in connection with the ongoing violence in the State.
“We had taken cognizance of media reports, and the notice sent to the State is completely based out of r...|
|Suspect arrested on Ramgarh border|
|JAMMU, Oct 21: Military Intelligence (MI) and Police claimed to have arrested a suspect while he was moving under suspicious circumstances near International Border (IB) and recovered some maps of Border Security Force (BSF) Border out Posts (BoPs), two mobile phones used by him to talk across the border in Pakistan and some cash, in Ramgarh sector of Samba district.
He has been identified by official sources as Bodh Raj, son of Harbans Lal of Arnia.
Official sources said that based on specific information, Military Intelligence (MI) and Police conducted joint raids in border area following inputs of movement of a suspect in Ramgarh sector, last night. They nabbed Bodh Raj and recovered some maps of BSF Posts, two mobile phones and some cash from his possession.
He was ailing at the ti...|
|Stop bulldozing youth, students in Kashmir: Bhim to govt|
|JAMMU, Oct 21: Prof Bhim Singh, Founder of Panthers Party and champion of human rights has warned the PDP-BJP collation govt of J&K to stop bulldozing, detaining and suppressing the youth and the students in J&K, particularly in Kashmir Valley just to bulldoze the confidence and the moral of the younger generations who are committed to brotherhood and to ensure civil and political rights for the younger generations too.
Bhim said that the NC-Congress government used the same kind of fascist method in fifties and again in sixties by killing students in 1966 inside Science College Jammu and detaining hundreds of students in Jammu including this person writing this statement. He further accused Modi government for sheltering PDP government only because RSS has grabbed power in J&K for the...|
|Restrictions imposed around examination centres|
|UDHAMPUR, Oct 21: District Magistrate Udhampur, Niraj Kumar, has imposed restrictions under section 144 CrPC on the movement of general public to enter and gather within two hundred meter radius from the venue of the Secondary School examination Class 10th and Higher Secondary Examination part-II(class 12th) Annual Session -2016 (winter zone) which are commencing from October 21 and October 22 respectively.
Restrictions have also been imposed on the use of Loudspeaker within the radius of three hundred meters from the venue of the examination.
The order shall remain in force till the conclusion of the said examinations and the admit cards issued to the eligible students by the JK BOSE, Jammu shall be treated as entry pass for the examinations....|
|FCI SCAM: 5 rice loaded trucks from Punjab never reached PEG Baramulla|
|Officials pass the buck|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 21: While there seems no end in massive ration scams in Kashmir, in yet another new scam, seven trucks loaded with rice meant for the Food Corporation of India (FCI) Baramulla PEG never reached the destination. Where did these trucks bearing registration numbers PB32P-2971, PB32P-8871, PB32P-5171, PB32P-3971 and PB32P-4271, unloaded the rice meant?
The Press Trust of Kashmir talked to all the officials concerned about the issue, which seems to be a massive rice scam. The officials shifted blames on each other. However, sources revealed that some top officers of FCI of the rank of managers are involved in this.
The documents in possession of PTK reveal, As per the photocopy of challans received from district office Jalandhar the date of unloading may be read as 15/17-jan-20...|
|Authorities seek ban on construction near Airport|
|'Imposition of ban around100 metres'|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 20: The Srinagar airport authorities have written to the administration for imposition of restrictions on constructions of buildings and other structures in the100 meter area around the airport and 900 meter around any ammunition depot and declared it “no construction zone”.
The letter dispatched by Air force Station Srinagar to Deputy Commissioner Budgam reads that Air Force Station Srinagar is surrounded by village Humhama in the north, village Lalgaon Gudsathu in the south, village Buchroo Kralpora in the east and village Naroo Ichigam Qazi Bagh in the west.
“As per Govt of India Gazettee Notification, no construction is permitted within 100 metres from the Indian Air Force base boundary and no structures/construction is permitted within 900 mtrs from the boundary of we...|