J&K govt has initiated power sector reforms worth Rs 4000 cr: Deputy CM

Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Wednesday said the central government has launched various schemes to strengthen the power infrastructure in the state worth over Rs 4,000 crore. Replying to a question raised by legislator Surinder Kumar Choudhary in Legislative Council, Singh informed the House that the Centre has sanctioned Rs 1,885.02 crore under various centrally sponsored schemes for carrying out power reforms and strengthening sub transmission and distribution network in Kashmir and Ladakh during the last three years. Similarly, an amount of Rs 2,211.01 crore has…

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Tensions brewing in Kashmir after Hizb issues acid attack threat contesting panchayat polls

Ahead of the next month’s crucial panchayat elections, which will be a litmus test for the PDP-BJP coalition government, the Valley has been gripped with fear after Hizbul Mujahideen threatened to pour acid into the eyes of those who participate in the polls. The open threat by Riyaz Naikoo, the operational chief of the Hizb, comes days after the Hurriyat also asked people to stay away from the polls. In a video that has gone viral on social media, Naikoo is seen asking another top militant commander from south Kashmir’s…

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