Kargil mourning procession turns into Pro-Kashmir Protest

Thousands of people attending the fourth day ceremonies after Ashura in Sankoo near Kargil turned into protest against the recent killings of Muslims in different parts of the world including Kashmir valley. Anjuman-e-Sahib Zaman spokesperson Agha Ahmad Rizvi in a statement appealed for meaningful dialogue with all stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir to restore peace and normalcy. “Today worst atrocities are being perpetrated in Kashmir including on women and children and Kashmir has been converted into big jail and we strongly condemn it,” the statement said. The procession organised by…

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Independent councillor withdraws support to Kargil council

In a significant development, Independent councillor Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan today withdrew support to the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Kargil, headed by National Conference (NC) councillor and Chief Executive Councillor (CEC) Haji Mohammad Haneefa Jan. The LAHDC, Kargil, governs the district politically and withdrawal of support by Kacho Khan, councillor from Yurbaltak constituency who is a former CEC, has led to a political crisis in the council. Official sources told The Tribune that the Independent councillor shot off a letter to Kargil Deputy Commissioner Hassan Khan, the Chief…

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Entire Kargil district under occupation of Army: MLA Kargil

Village in Turtuk still part of Pakistan in revenue records: Namgyal A Congress lawmaker on Saturday said entire Kargil district was under the occupation of Army. Speaking in the Legislative Assembly, MLA Kargil Asgar Ali Karbalie said Army is neither paying compensation nor rent for thousands of Kanals occupied by them in the district. “They have occupied the entire district,” Karbalie alleged. The lawmaker asked the J&K Government to recover rent and cost of the land from Army. “They have purchased land in the district despite being non-state subjects. Government…

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Kargil council submits memorandum to Guv

A delegation of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Kargil, called on Governor NN Vohra at the civil secretariat here today and submitted him a memorandum highlighting various demands and issues of people of Kargil district. The delegation led by Muhammad Haneefa Jan, Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor, LAHDC-Kargil, urged the Governor to maintain the existing scale of rations supply to Kargil district under the National Food Security Act; sanctioning of additional quota of kerosene to Kargil district; inclusion of Kargil under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation; funds…

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Govt defers NFSA implementation in 4 districts after ration card irregularities

People of Srinagar, Baramulla, Leh, Kargil to get ration at old rates The Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) department has deferred the implementation of National Food Safety Act (NFSA) in areas, where large scale irregularities have come to the notice of the government in updation of consumer data. Sources said ration will be provided at old rates in the districts of Srinagar, Baramulla  Leh and Kargil due to large scale irregularities in the updation of data. As per the NFSA rates, the BPL families will get rice and atta…

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Cover Kargil under Central urban scheme: Azad

Terming Kargil one of the two strategic towns of the Ladakh region which should be given a fair treatment, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad has asked the Central government to consider the “battlefield of 1999 Kargil War” under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). Azad has written to Union Minister for Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu asking him to include Kargil under AMRUT. He has forwarded a letter of Kargil MLA Asgar Ali Karbalai to the Union Minister and gave brief account of the…

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KREDA using renewable energy sources to reduce carbon emission in Kargil

From the last many years Ladakh has been witnessing untimely rain, snowfall and flash-flood. According to experts this is the effect global warming and in the next 30 to 40 years Ladakh will be facing acute water shortage. Although government is trying its best to conserve environment in Ladakh region, in Kargil, KREDA has also been working from the last many years to devise ways to do away with the dependence on diesel generators to save environment. They are busy in devising ways to provide energy through renewable sources which…

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Kargil BJP pitches for opening Kargil-Skardu road to allow divided families meet

Welcoming Deputy Chief Minister’s statement regarding opening of LoC routes, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and its youth organisation Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morhca (BJYM) today appreciated the proposed move. BJP State Executive Member Mohammad Subhan Jaffary said BJP Kargil welcomes and appreciates this statement of Deputy CM and appeals Government of India and the State government to go ahead with this pro-people step. In its statement, BJP Kargil said, “We think we cannot win the hearts and minds of people of State until we address their demands.” Reminding about protests, BJP…

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Police issue traffic schedule for Kargil road

The Traffic Police today issued a new schedule for the commuters in view of the bad condition of the Sonamarg-Drass road around the Zojila axis. In a statement issued here today, the Superintendent of Police (SP), Traffic (Kashmir-Rural), said the traffic from Drass to Sonamarg would be allowed on odd days (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) while traffic from Sonamarg to Drass would be allowed on even days (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) of the week. The SP further said, for the traffic moving from Drass to Sonamarg, the cut-off time…

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Students from Kargil demand competitive entrance exam centers in Ladakh

All Ladakh Students Coordination Committee Kargil today staged a protest march in Kargil demanding setting up of UPSC, JKSSRB, JKPSC, SSC and other university level entrance examination centers in both districts of Ladakh region. Various organizations including Islamia School Kargil, Imam Khomeini Trust, Bar Association, Ahle Sunnat Jamat Kargil, Buddhist Association Kargil, Merchant Association, Youth Action Committee and various other organizations also supported the protest. The protest rally started from Hussaini Park and while marching through Kargil market concluded at Lal Chowk where student leaders addressed to the gathering. Student…

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