Tarigami moves SC challenging order allowing Non-Locals to Buy land in J&K

The application sought the apex court’s intervention and a stay on the October 26 order affecting a new land policy until the petitions challenging the changes to the region’s constitutional status are heard. Veteran CPI (Marxist) [CPI(M)] leader Mohammed Yusuf Tarigami has approached the Supreme Court challenging the Union home ministry order which allows people from across the country to buy land in Jammu and Kashmir, including that meant for agricultural purposes. According to LiveLaw, the application was moved in the writ petition which challenges the changes made to Jammu…

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India, Pakistan trade barbs over ‘OIC Resolution’ on Kashmir

New Delhi rejects the OIC resolution, which slammed India’s actions in Kashmir, as Islamabad calls India’s reactions ‘untenable’. Pakistan and India have traded barbs over a “unanimous resolution” passed by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) that criticised New Delhi’s decision to strip Indian-administered Kashmir of its special status last August. The OIC resolution, a copy of which Al Jazeera has obtained, rejected India’s Kashmir decision and demanded that “India rescind its illegal step”. [The OIC] rejects the illegal and unilateral actions by India on August 5, 2019, to change…

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Govt opens eatery to revive traditional food culture in Kashmir

With an aim to revive the traditional food culture of the valley, the Jammu and Kashmir tourism development department (JKTDC) opened an ethnic restaurant in Srinagar recently. “After the lockdown restrictions eased, we decided to slowly open the valley for tourists. This restaurant was planned with an aim to promote Kashmiri food. Anyone visiting Kashmir can visit this place and enjoy its beautiful ambiance and appreciate the traditional food, music and familiarise themselves with Kashmir’s rich history,” Nissar Ahmad Wani, Director – Tourism Kashmir, said. The restaurant was opened by…

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Two security personnel killed in a militant attack in Parimpora

‘Car being chased by security forces; Initial investigations reveal JeM is behind attack, by evening we will ascertain all details’ Inspector General of Police Kashmir range Thursday said that three militants carried out the attack on army men at HMT on Srinagar-Baramulla killing two army men. “Initial reports said that three militants were travelling in a Maruti car and two of them were carrying weapons, who fired indiscriminately at the army men leaving two of them seriously wounded. Reportedly, both injured soldiers have succumbed,” he said as per news agency.…

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BJP will use grenades and guns to bag seats: Mehbooba Mufti

People’s Democratic Party chief and the key leader of PAGD Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday said that BJP is feeling unnerved over the PAGD’s decision of joining the DDC poll fray and that was why the alliance candidates are barred from going for campaigning in southern districts and other parts of Kashmir. Talking to reporters at Zainapora, Shopian, the PDP chief said that she had come to Zainapora to meet the PAGD candidate who was not unfortunately allowed for the past 15 days to come out of his home so that he…

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PDD’s new power curtailment schedule, the metered area’s to have 4.5 hours trim and non-metered area’s to have 7.5 hours trim

Less than a month after assuring least power outages this season, the power development department (PDD) has decided to increase curtailment hours in Kashmir. As per its new curtailment schedule to be implemented in few days, the daily curtailment in non-metered areas will be increased to 7.5 hours from the present 4 hours, officials said. “The daily curtailment in metered areas will be 4.5 hours from present three hours.” An official claimed that there was a “major increase” in the consumption this year, which “forced the department to increase the…

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Farooq Abdullah among Roshni ‘Beneficiaries’, Jammu house built on encroached land says JK admin list

Former chief ministers Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah have been named by the Jammu and Kashmir administration in a list which alleges that their residential house in Jammu is built over illegally-possessed land, a charge denied by the father-son duo. The administration of the Union Territory as directed by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court to make public land given under the controversial Roshni land scheme, since scrapped by a court, came out with the list of beneficiaries. On Tuesday, it came out with a list of those who had…

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Cold wave conditions to prevail across Jammu & Kashmir

On Tuesday, plains in Kashmir received their first snowfall, three weeks after the high altitude regions. This week, parts of North India—in particular, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Jammu Kashmir—are likely to continue experiencing colder weather conditions. These regions are expected to witness isolated heavy rains, snow, and thunderstorms for the next two days, starting Tuesday. As per The Weather Channel met team, a western disturbance affects the Western Himalayan Region and the Trans-Himalayas with fairly widespread moderate snow or rain until Thursday. In addition, heavy snow up to 100 cm…

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Haseeb Drabu, K K Amla, Nighat Pandit, tops the list of beneficiaries under Roshni Act

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Monday published on its website the list of beneficiaries under the Roshni Act. The beneficiaries include former State ministers, retired civil servants and politicians. Among those who were allotted land under the now scrapped Act are Haseeb Drabu, former Finance Minister and ex-Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader; K.K Amla, businessman and Congress leader; Nighat Pandit, wife of retired IAS officer Shafi Pandit; Syed Akhoon of the National Conference; M.Y. Khan, former Chairman of J&K Bank; and Sujjad Kichloo, former National Conference Minister. In a…

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#KashmirChalo: Tour operators gear up to welcome tourists in Kashmir

In a bid to revive the tourism industry in the valley, the tour operators here in Jammu and Kashmir are gearing up for the upcoming winter season amid the COVID-19 outbreak. As the coronavirus cases are slowly declining in the Union Territory, tour operators are hoping that tourism activities will improve in Kashmir. “We all know, how due to COVID-19 global trade has suffered. As things are improving, we are hoping that tourism will pick up. The tourism industry seems to be getting back on track in the last two…

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