Corruption Crackdown: J&K’s Former Fiscal Head’s Son Faces Charges

Corruption Crackdown: J&K’s Former Fiscal Head’s Son Faces Charges

The agency was probing allegations of JDA illegally approving construction of an IT Park on a back dated site plan for three-storey building despite knowing that there was no provision to regulate an illegal construction The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday registered a case of corruption against former finance minister Abdul Rahim Rather’s son, Bilal Rather, officials of enforcement wing, then chief town planner and then vice-chairperson of the Jammu Development Authority (JDA). ACB registered a case under sections of Jammu and Kashmir Prevention of Corruption Act, 2006, and 120-B…

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Machinery Meddling: Mufti Accuses Govt of Managing Votes Through Officer Pressure

Machinery Meddling: Mufti Accuses Govt of Managing Votes Through Officer Pressure

PDP President Mehbooba Mufti today alleged that the government missionary is exerting pressure on officers to manage votes for a particular party which is their proxy despite knowing that they will perform badly in the elections. She also termed some negligence in security arrangements in context with twin target attacks in Kashmir areas recently. Mehbooba Mufti was addressing a press conference in Rajouri during the Lok Sabha election campaign. ” Everyone remembers 1987 election rigging that was done on the day of elections,” she said adding that the timing of Union…

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Electricity Out, Temperatures Up: Jammu’s Heat Woes Intensify with Power Cuts

Electricity Out, Temperatures Up: Jammu’s Heat Woes Intensify with Power Cuts

With the mercury soaring in Jammu, the scheduled and unscheduled power cuts by Jammu Power Distribution Corporation Limited (JPDCL) are giving headache to the residents. The JPDCL has announced further power cuts in different parts of Jammu division. In an official statement, JPDCL Chief Engineer (Distribution), Jammu, said the power supply to Ramsoo, Neel, Ukhral, Khari and adjoining areas will remain affected on May 22, 23 and 24 from 9 am to 5 pm. Similarly, the power supply to Shakti Nagar, Patel Nagar, Kailash Nagar, Gurha Bakshi Nagar, Canal Road,…

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Reclaiming Boundaries: PM Modi’s Commitment to Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir

Reclaiming Boundaries: PM Modi’s Commitment to Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir

Senior BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan on May 21 accused the Congress and India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru of “breaking the country” and said that PM Narendra Modi “will bring the nation together”. At a poll meeting in South Delhi in support of BJP candidate Ramvir Singh Bidhuri, the former Madhya Pradesh chief minister exuded confidence that if elected for a third time, Mr. Modi will take back Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). Mr. Chouhan said, “Under his guidance, the country has prospered and is poised to become a world leader.” “The…

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Ballots of Hope: Kashmiris Flock to Polls Amidst Safety Promises and Article 370 Discourse

Ballots of Hope: Kashmiris Flock to Polls Amidst Safety Promises and Article 370 Discourse

BJP has not fielded any candidate from Kashmir even as the local political parties – NC and PDP – are fighting a bitter contest to take on the Centre over Article 370 and statehood. Srinagar: Kashmir is witnessing historic voter turnouts in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, the first major election to be held since Jammu & Kashmir was stripped of its special status through the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A, bifurcated (Ladakh separated), and made a Union territory in 2019. The election also follows a delimitation exercise that gave…

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Kapil Sibal’s Revelation: Kashmir’s Legal Framework Largely Unaltered After Article 370

Kapil Sibal’s Revelation: Kashmir’s Legal Framework Largely Unaltered After Article 370

Srinagar: Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal on Monday said the abrogation of Article 370 was a “political decision” and there was no need for it as 99 per cent of the laws of India were already operational in Kashmir. Sibal also said that he does not see assembly elections being held in Kashmir unless the results on June 4 are different, an apparent reference to the possibility of the INDIA bloc emerging victorious. He also said Kashmir is not an India-Pakistan issue anymore but one that is between our government…

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