PDP-BJP’s ‘Agenda of Alliance’ in limbo, Centre won’t return power projects to State

Clearly contradicting the PDP-BJP government’s ‘agenda of alliance’, the government of India on Tuesday ruled out return of power projects to Jammu and Kashmir, saying such a move will trigger similar demands from other states. Talking to Kashmir Post on the sidelines of a meeting here, union power minister RK Singh said these projects don’t belong to anyone but the entire country. “In Uttar Pradesh, we have the projects run by the National Thermal Power Corporation. I can’t transfer these projects to Uttar Pradesh because they are not for one…

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Fresh braid-chopping incidents leave People, Police guessing

Fresh braid-chopping incidents were reported in Srinagar, Ganderbal, Bandipora, Sopore and Budgam districts on Tuesday. A group of residents from Karfali Mohalla in Downtown Srinagar said that during the wee hours, a woman alleged that two unknown persons barged into her house and hit her head with a brick and later cut her braid. “The woman also alleged that the attackers snatched a gold chain and Rs 7,000 from her,” the residents said. The victim was taken to a hospital but discharged later. The incident triggered massive protests in the…

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Militants attack CRPF cavalcade near Sanat Nagar

Militants attacked a cavalcade of paramilitary CRPF in Sanat Nagar in Srinagar area in outskirts of Srinagar on Tuesday. According to sources, two motorcycle-borne militants attacked CRPF convoy comprising two to three vehicles belonging to Charle/29 headquarters, Sanant Nagar at around 7 pm. “The convoy was coming back from secretariat duty to its Sanat Nagar camp when militants fired on the vehicles from automatic weapons,” they said. CRPF spokesperson in Srinagar, Rajesh Yadav told Kashmir Post that no CRPF man was injured in the militant attack. “The CRPF men returned…

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High Court seeks report on FIRs filed against rising Braid-chopping incidents

Asks police to disclose within two days incidents reported Taking cognisance of a public interest litigation alleging harassment of women due to the mysterious braid-chopping incidents, the J&K High Court has sought a status report from the police, explaining the total number of FIRs registered into the braid-cutting incidents and also the number of such reports received across the state. These directions were issued today by a division bench of the High Court headed by Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmad in response to a PIL by lawyer Hilal Ahmad Lone,…

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