GA Mir briefly detained for protesting against inflation

Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president GA Mir was briefly detained here on Sunday along with over 12 party workers during a protest against the rising fuel prices, police said. The police acted after Mir, along with senior party colleagues and former ministers Raman Bhalla and Yogesh Sawhney, tried to take out a rally against the price hike of essential commodities, especially petrol, diesel and LPG at Janipur locality of the city. Accompanied by a large number of party activists and supporters, the Congress leaders earlier staged a…

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JKPCC leadership protested against rising Fuel Prices & Property Tax

J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president G A Mir and 145 other party leaders and activists Thursday courted arrest, after a brief scuffle with the police which foiled their attempt to march towards Civil Secretariat from Satwari, in protest against soaring fuel prices and imposition of property tax. The police, later, freed all the detained leaders and activists. Led by JKPCC president GA Mir, the protesters assembled here at Satwari against property tax, toll plazas, hike in diesel, petrol and LPG prices and staged a dharna. While shouting slogans against…

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GOI busy wooing foreign envoys through guided tours to seek “All Is Well” certificate: Mehbooba Mufti

“People of J&K robbed of their constitutional rights, dissent muzzled.” The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has termed the efforts of the Government of India to paint an “all is well “picture of the situation in Jammu & Kashmir in front of the foreign envoys as hogwash even as the people of state live in misery devoid and robbed of their constitutional rights. Addressing the first party workers convention of district Baramulla after August 5, 2019, Mehbooaba said that the very efforts smack of…

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J&K Govt issues notification imposing Property Tax on land and buildings across J&K

This is the first time residents of Jammu and Kashmir will have to pay property tax. The Government of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has issued a notification imposing property tax through urban localbodies (Municipal Corporation, Committees) in their respective areas across Union Territory. In this regard, a notification was issued on February 12, 2021 by Dheeraj Gupta, Principal Secretary to the Government, Housing and Urban Development department of UT J&K. “In exercise of the powers conferred by the Jammu & Kashmir Property Tax Board Act, 2013 (Act),…

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Panic across Kashmir Valley due to strong earthquake tremors

Two powerful tremors jolted Kashmir valley on Friday night, prompting panicked residents to run out of their homes. The tremors were felt in parts of north India, including Delhi and Punjab, as well. According to the US Geological Survey, the 5.9-magnitude earthquake took place at Tajikistan-Xinjiang border at 17:01 UTC (10:31 Indian time). It said the quake occurred at a depth of 92 kilometres. There are reports of minor damages to houses in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. However, there is no report of any loss of life. “Report of minor…

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MP’s demand bodies of three youngsters killed in Hokarsar Encounter

This comes days after the police booked family members demanding the return of a teenager killed in the encounter at Hokarsar on December 30. The former chief minister and National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday held a demonstration seeking the return of the bodies of three youths killed in the Hokarsar ‘encounter’ on December 30, and an investigation into the alleged encounter. This comes days after the Jammu and Kashmir police booked family members of a teenage boy killed in the encounter under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act,…

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Fast Internet Services (4G) restored after 550 days across J&K

India has ended an 18-month-long ban on high-speed internet services on mobile devices in disputed Kashmir, where opposition to New Delhi has surged after it revoked the region’s autonomy. India ended an 18-month-long ban on high speed internet services on mobile devices in disputed Kashmir, where opposition to New Delhi has deepened after it revoked the region’s semi-autonomy. The order late Friday lifted the ban on 4G mobile data services However, the order issued by the region’s home secretary, Shaleen Kabra, asked police officials to “closely monitor the impact of…

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Fresh Snowfall disrupts road traffic, Air traffic remained suspended on the second straight day from Srinagar

Improvement in weather from today afternoon: MeT Traffic to ply from Jammu to Srinagar today Air traffic remained suspended on the second straight day in Kashmir The Kashmir Valley on Wednesday received fresh spells of light snowfall at many places causing cancellation of some flights at Srinagar International Airport and also disrupted traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway. Snowfall started from Tuesday night and continued till Wednesday morning bringing some respite from bone-chilling cold. Director MeT Sonam Lotus told Kashmir Post that both plains and higher reaches of Valley received light to…

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Kashmir under worst siege since August 2019: Mehbooba Mufti

Mehbooba Mufti accused the government of using Central agencies to hound political leaders, businessmen, and journalists to choke dissent. Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said that Kashmir has been under the worst form of siege since August 2019. The former chief minister also expressed solidarity with the protesting farmers on Delhi’s borders who are seeking the repeal of three contentious farm laws. “Concertina wires & trenches around farmer protests have shocked everyone but the sight is far too…

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High-Speed Internet Ban extended till Feb 6, Restrictions challenged in SC for the third time post abrogation of Article 370

High-speed mobile data services will continue only in the districts of Ganderbal and Udhampur. Petition in the Supreme Court states that Doctors in Jammu & Kashmir have reported that they are unable to download the latest studies, protocols, manuals, and advisories due to slow internet speed. The Jammu and Kashmir administration has extended the ban on high-speed mobile data services across the Union Territory, except Ganderbal and Udhampur, till February 6. High-speed mobile data services will continue in the districts of Ganderbal and Udhampur, while in other districts, the internet…

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