Tag: Jammu & Kashmir

Junior Abdullah Also Released after 8 Months of Detention

(Srinagar,J&K)Junior Abdullah Also Released after 8 Months of Detention
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister & Son of Ex CM Farooq Abdullah , Omar Abdullah was released on Tuesday after nearly eight months of detention.
Abdullah, who turned 50 on March 10, had spent 232 days in custody since the government announced abrogation of the special status of the erstwhile state on August 5 last year.
The National Conference leader was initially detained under preventive custody and later slapped with the PSA on February 5.

J&K Rested Control of 2.5 Acre Land in Pb’s Amritsar

(Jammu) J&K Rested Control of 2.5 Acre Land in Pb’s Amritsar
The Jammu and Kashmir administration has wrested control of a prized piece of land in Punjab’s Amritsar city which was under illegal occupation for nearly 56 years, an official spokesman said on Wednesday.
The Resident Commission of the Jammu and Kashmir government took over the possession of 20 kanals (2.5 acre) of land, situated at Daim Gunj, Dhapai Road, Amritsar, on Monday, the spokesman said.
Land had been under illegal occupation since 1964.
A decree in the case was instituted in 2006 by Jammu and Kashmir government but the execution petition was initiated in 2017 only which was fast-tracked and followed vigorously during the last one and a half years,

Farooq Abdullah’s Detention Extended by 3 Months

(Srinagar) The detention of Farooq Abdullah, extended by three months
The case of Abdullah, also a five-term parliamentarian, was reviewed by the advisory board of the Home Department of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir which recommended extension of his detention under the PSA
His house, located at Gupkar Road, has been declared a sub-jail by the union territory’s Home Department.
Eighty-two-year-old Abdullah, who became the first chief minister against whom the stringent public safety law was invoked, has a heart pacemaker implanted and had undergone a kidney transplant a few years ago.
Abdullah was among a host of leaders and activists who were detained on August 5 when the centre abrogated Article 370 and divided the state into two union territories — Ladakh, and Jammu and Kashmir.
Besides Abdullah, his son and former chief minister Omar and ex-CM Mehbooba Mufti, several other leaders have also been under detention since August 5.

J&K’s 3.5 Lakh Employees Will Avail LTC

(Jammu)J&K’s 3.5 Lakh Employees Will Avail LTC
Jammu and Kashmir administration has approved Leave Travel Concession (LTC) in favour of its employees benefitting over 3.5 lakh regular government employees working in the Union Territory.
A notification prescribing the mandatory rules has already been issued by the General Administrative Department in this regard, an official spokesman said on Saturday.
,As per the rules a government employee along with the family can travel to any place in India once in a block of four years and to his home town once in a block of two years.
The rules, as per the notification, would be deemed to have come into force from October 31

Satya Pal Malik Appointed Governor of Goa

(New Delhi)Satya Pal Malik Appointed Governor of Goa
(1)Satya Pal Malik, Governor of Jammu & Kashmir is transferred and appointed as Governor of Goa;
Apart from this Following Transfers & Appointments of Governors are Ordered
(2) P.S. Sreedharan Pillai as Governor of Mizoram;
(3)Girish Chandra Murmu as Lieutenant Governor of Jammu-Kashmir;
(4) Radha Krishna Mathur as Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh

Post Paid 40 Lakh Mobile Alive after 72 Days in Kashmir

(Srinagar)Post Paid Mobile Alive after 72 Days in Kashmir
Postpaid mobile services on all networks were restored in the Kashmir Valley on Monday, 72 days after they were snapped following restrictions.
Some 40 lakh postpaid mobile phones have become operational from Monday noon.
Restrictions were imposed after the Centre on August 5 abrogated the state’s special status and bifurcated it into Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, which will come into being on October 31.

Ghulam Nabi Is Still Not Azad To Disturb J&K:Stopped at Airport,Sent Back

[New Delhi,Jammu] Ghulam Nabi Is Still Not Azad To Disturb J&K:Stopped at Airport,Sent Back
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad was stopped at the Jammu airport on Tuesday and sent back to Delhi,The second time in a month the former chief minister was not allowed to visit Jammu and Kashmir.
Earlier on August 8, Azad was briefly detained and sent back from the Srinagar airport after the administration imposed restrictions following the Centre’s move to scrap the state’s special status and bifurcate it into Union territories.
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BJP Raises Voice For Compensation To Chamel Singh’s family

[Jammu] BJP Raises Voice For Compensation fto Chamel Singh’s family.He Was Killed In Pakistan’s Jail
BJP today raked up the issue of granting Rs 10 lakh and martyr status to Jammu resident Chamel Singh, who died in Pakistan’s Kot Lakhpat Jail in 2013, saying repeated pleas to the government for compensation have fallen on deaf ears.
Zero Hour in the legislative assembly has become redundant as his repeated pleas to grant Rs 10 Lakh compensation and martyr status to Chamel Singh who died in Kot Lakhpat jail in Pakistan, as it has fallen on deaf ears, BJP MLA Sat Sharma alleged.
According to his family, Chamel Singh, a resident of Akhnoor in Jammu, had gone missing in 2008 while working in his fields near the International Border.
He was arrested in Pakistan on charges of espionage and was sentenced for five years of imprisonment.
As he was about to complete his term of imprisonment, he died in Kot Lakpat jail in Pakistan, amid reports that he was “mercilessly beaten”, by prison staff two days before his death.
Singh’s body was handed over to the Indian authorities after more than two months of his death.

Hurriyat Seeks UN Intervention on Kashmir

[Srinagar,J&K] Separatist Hurriyat Seeks UN Intervention on Kashmir
Separatist Hurriyat Conference today asked the United Nations to intervene on the Kashmir issue by prevailing upon India to “shun violence” and initiate process for granting right to self determination to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Hurriyat’s Proposed march to the local office of the United Nations Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) was foiled by authorities by imposing curfew in some parts and restrictions elsewhere,
Now This separatist camp released the memorandum to media outlets here.
Symbolic File Photo
Mirwaiz Mohammad Umar Farooq, Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference called on President Asif Ali Zardari.

Centre Approves Subsidized Helicopter Services in J&K & Himachal Pradesh

[New Delhi]Centre Approves Subsidized Helicopter Services in J&K & Himachal Pradesh The Government of India will subsidize the cost towards actual number of entitled passengers utilizing the helicopter services.
No subsidy will be provided for the vacant seats.
Central Government has accorded its approval for operation of helicopter services in the State of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh on a pilot basis in 10 sectors, as per the stipulation that the most inaccessible destination points should be chosen. The scheme can be extended to other/additional sectors at a later date depending upon the assessment of the justifiable needs of the local population.
[1]Srinagar – Kargil – Srinagar
[2]Srinagar – Drass – Srinagar
[3]Kargil – Padum – Leh – Padum – Kargil
[4]Leh – Lingshed – Leh
[5]Srinagar – Leh – Srinagar
The above 5 sectors may be re-aligned based on the fresh assessment made by Government of J&K in consultation with MHA.
Emergency services and common passenger services to the local residents of the State will be provided on priority and at subsidized rates. VIPs, Officers of the State Government on tour, Income tax payers or tourists will not be eligible for subsidized fares. Such persons will have to pay full fare subject to availability of seats.