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Tag: Jammu & Kashmir

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.
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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.

Centre To Designate Nodal Officer To Redress Kashmiri People Grievances

The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh and the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Ms. Mehbooba Mufti addressing a press conference, in Srinagar

The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh and the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Ms. Mehbooba Mufti addressing a press conference, in Srinagar

[Srinagar,J&K]Centre To Designate Nodal Officer To Redress Kashmiri People Grievances
Nodal officer to be designated in MHA to address grievances of Kashmiri people directly: Home Minister Rajnath Singh Gave This Assurance In Srinagar
Interacting with the media before winding up his visit, Rajnath Singh announced that a nodal officer will be designated in MHA to address the grievances of the people of Kashmir directly.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh met about 20 delegations of civil society+some more political parties+Pahari community leaders + several individuals on the second day of his visit to Srinagar today.
A six-member delegation of the resident Sikh community discussed with the Union Home Minister the concerns of minorities in the state.
A 3-member delegation of Panthers Party also met Shri Rajnath Singh.
Earlier a delegation of Coordination Committee of the Janata Dal (United) also met the Union Home Minister.
Later, the Chief Minister of J&K, Ms. Mehbooba Mufti met the Union Home Minister. The two leaders held detailed discussions on security situation and reviewed development projects.
The Union Home Minister also held a meeting with the Governor NN Vohra and State Cabinet Ministers led by Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Kumar Singh.
Interacting with the media before winding up his visit, Rajnath Singh announced that a nodal officer will be designated in MHA to address the grievances of the people of Kashmir directly.Raj Nath Singh said
Security personnel told to exercise maximum restraint. Appeal to all Kashmiris not to play with the future of youth in the Valley
Do not question our understanding of the situation.Trying to find solutionWill give alternative to pellet guns soon
More than 4000 security personnel injured. Will appeal to people not to forget the role they played during floods in Kashmir
Want to bring all-party delegation to Kashmir. Have told CM Mehbooba Mufti to make arrangements for it,
Rajnath Singh, accompanied by the Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and Senior Officers of MHA, returned New Delhi later this afternoon.
During his two-day stay at the Nehru Guest House in Srinagar, the Union Home Minister held over ten meetings yesterday with a wide spectrum of political parties and chaired a meeting of Senior Officers of Security Agencies and State Government to review the security situation in the Kashmir Valley. Delegations of all major political parties including the state’s ruling PDP and BJP, main opposition National Conference, besides Congress, CPI(M), regional People’s Conference, People’s Democratic Front and Democratic Party Nationalists held talks with Rajnath Singh.
During his two-day visit the Union Home Minister met about 400 persons in 30 delegations and received their inputs on the J&K situation. He also appealed to the people to help maintain law & order and restore peace.
Mebooba said 95 % people want peaceful solution through dialogue, only five % derailing the process
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The Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh and the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Ms. Mehbooba Mufti addressing a press conference, in Srinagar on August 25, 2016.