Jhelum cruise showcases old city’s heritage

Trial run started on July 12, service likely to give a boost to tourism Even as the government’s plan of a water transport service is yet to see the light of day, the Jhelum cruise has been making travellers discover Srinagar’s rich heritage. The cruise offers glimpses of old heritage buildings and ancient structures of Khanqah-e-Moula, Hanuman Temple, Badshah’s tomb and Hazrat Bulbul Shah shrine on the banks of the Jhelum. “It is just a trial run at present. The cruise is showcasing Srinagar’s heritage,” said Ufair Ajaz, vice-president, business…

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7 Dead, 10 Injured as tempo traveller falls into gorge in Reasi

Seven persons were killed and ten others injured in a road accident in Mahore tehsil of Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. Reports said that a tempo, bearing registration number JK02 AT-0730, rolled down near Shishi Nallah, resulting into on spot death of seven persons. They said one person is feared to have drowned in the nallah and ten other suffered injuries. The tempo was on way to Mahore from Buddan when the mishap took place around 8:45 am. More details are awaited.  

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Jammu Region divided over abrogation of Article 35A

Stand united in opposing its abrogation: Pir Panjal lawyers to people NPP demands revocation, stage protest Divided versions regarding the proposed revocation of Article 35 (A) are emerging from Jammu region with the lawyers from the Pir Panjal region vowing to oppose the move tooth and nail while the National Panthers Party demanded its immediate revocation. Appealing people of Jammu and Kashmir to get united and stop Government of India from scrapping Article 35 A that bars a non-state subject from purchasing land and acquire job in Jammu and Kashmir,…

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Article 35A is unconstitutional : BJP

The BJP today accused Kashmir-centric parties of misleading citizens on various issues, including Article 35A. The party observed that the stand of these parties exposed their double standard on this issue. “Article 35A is an unconstitutional provision of law, finds no place in the Constitution and is supposed to be in operation without being passed in the Parliament of India. It is a great paradox that some Article is being discussed in public domain without understanding its legal position,” said BJP spokesman Arun Gupta, in a statement issued here today.…

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Scrap Art 35A and get ready for battle: Farooq Abdulla to Center

NC chief says joining the fight upto Hurriyat ‘It will affect Jammu more than Kashmir’ National Conference President and three-time chief minister, Farooq Abdullah warns New Delhi of dire consequences if the Supreme Court abrogates Article 35-A that provide special rights and privileges to Jammu Kashmir residents. In the first part of the free-wheeling interview the veteran politician shares his views on how bad things can get for New Delhi and in Jammu Kashmir if the apex court abrogates the law extended to J&K through a constitution order in 1954.…

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Mehbooba Mufti, Farooq Abdullah discuss ways to protect Article 35A

Amid growing controversy over the attempts of the revocation of Article 35A, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti called on National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah at his residence here today. “The CM discussed the current political situation in the state with the NC president,” NC spokesperson Junaid Azim Mattu said. Mattu said the significant part of the meeting was taken up discussing ways to protect Article 35A. “Farooq suggested that the CM should consult other parties with an aim to create a wider consensus amongst like-minded parties in this battle to…

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