Construction work continues by Nirmal Singh’s family against Army, HC order

Construction of a building by senior BJP leader and former deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh’s family near an Army depot in the city’s outskirts is near completion, despite the High Court directing them last year to maintain status quo at the disputed site, officials said. The HC on May 7 last year had asked them to maintain status quo until final disposition of an Army plea which has claimed that the building was in violation of laid down norms.A palatial building is nearing completion in Ban village despite the order,…

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Ready to support India-Pakistan dialogue: Hurriyat

Urging India and Pakistan to take confidence-building measures (CBMs) or adopt a “step-by-step approach” over Kashmir, moderate Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Sunday said the Hurriyat was ready to support the dialogue if India and Pakistan initiated a fresh process over the issue. Mirwaiz said this while addressing a seminar. “The importance of dialogue in the backdrop of strained Indo-Pak relations” at the Rajbagh Hurriyat headquarters, organised by the amalgam to commemorate the anniversaries of Moulvi Muhammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone. “We ask the BJP leadership to change…

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