Top Officials, Politicians, Spymasters advocates for Kashmir talks

Senior government officials from across India who attended a security meet chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday suggested holding a dialogue with the separatists as well as Pakistan to ease tensions in the Kashmir Valley and along the border. Mr. Singh sought the views of top intelligence and State government officials and the Army at the two-day National Security Strategies Conference, organised by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) in Delhi, and the majority of them were of the view that Hurriyat should be roped in for talks, a top…

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Politicians, Cops under NIA lens for exchange of banned notes

The National Investigation Agency has zeroed in on dozens of politicians, bureaucrats and police officers who had allegedly illicitly exchanged demonetised money into the new currency after November 8 last year. The NIA will also be investigating the role of a prominent bank of the state that had helped politicians, bureaucrats and police officers in the Valley to exchange the money on the instructions of some politically influential persons. “Each and every entry is under scrutiny and also how bundles of old currency were exchanged with the new under clear…

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Politicians, Bureaucrats turn ‘Encroachers’ in City

Govt in no mood to retrieve 295 kanals encroached land With every passing day, encroachment is engulfing many areas in Srinagar City and its outskirts in a rapid speed and government seems to have employed the policy of ‘forget and forgive’ to these land encroachers. In last year December, when District administration demolished the boundary wall of the house of former Congress Minister Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed and retrieved 30 marlas of grazing land (Kah-charie) in Humhama which he had illegally grabbed, it was taken as harbinger of redeeming ‘encroached lands’…

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