Outspoken IAS Officer Shah Faisal who flirted with ‘Politics of Change’ likely to be appointed Lt Governor’s adviser

Outspoken IAS Officer Shah Faisal who flirted with 'Politics of Change' likely to be appointed Lt Governor’s adviser

Former IAS officer Shah Faesal may become the advisor of J&K Lt Governor Manoj Sinha. The speculation about Faesal being nominated as the advisor gained momentum after Baseer Khan was relieved of the said charge earlier this week. The government, however, is tight-lipped about the former IAS officer’s fresh appointment. Off late, Faesal has been repeatedly praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah on social media. Last year, 17 months after laying the foundation of a new political party, Faesal had resigned as president of the Jammu…

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Heightened security in Kashmir no reason to open fire at civilians: Omar Abdullah

Heightened security in Kashmir no reason to open fire at civilians - Omar Abdullah

Youth of Jammu was killed by CRPF jawans after he failed to stop his vehicle near the checking point at Anantnag Condemning the killing of a youth by the CRPF in Anantnag, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah said the heightened state of alert cannot be a reason to open fire at a civilian. Yasir Ali, a resident of Jammu, had been killed by CRPF jawans after he failed to stop his vehicle near the checking point at Anantnag on Thursday night. He died on the spot. “Yasir…

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One person shot dead for jumping checkpoint in south Kashmir

One person shot dead for jumping checkpoint in south Kashmir

Officials said the incident took place at 9.35 pm at Monghal Bridge in Anantnag when troopers of 40 battalion CRPF tried to intercept a suspicious vehicle without a number plate but it rushed towards them. CRPF personnel shot dead a man in south Kashmir on Thursday night after the latter did not stop his car at a checking point, police said. Officials said the incident took place at 9.35 pm at Monghal Bridge in Anantnag when troopers of 40 battalion CRPF tried to intercept a suspicious vehicle without a number…

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“Failure of ‘Double Engine’ Government”: Mehbooba Mufti On J&K Killings

"Failure of 'Double Engine' Government": Mehbooba Mufti On J&K Killings

J&K attacks: Mehbooba Mufti’s remark came while she was on a visit to the Srinagar residence of Makhan Lal Bindroo, who was killed by terrorists on Tuesday. Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (JKPDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said that the recent terror attacks on civilians in the Kashmir valley show the failure of the ‘double engine’ governments of Jammu and Kashmir administration and Centre, which may put more restrictions on union territory. The former Chief Minister’s remark came while she was on a visit to the Srinagar residence…

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GoI wants to change demography of Kashmir to please Hindutva elements, like Israel is doing in Palestine: PAGD

GoI wants to change demography of Kashmir to please Hindutva elements, like Israel is doing in Palestine - PAGD

The Peoples’ Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) on Friday said that the Government of India is a Hindutva-corporate alliance and wants a demographic change in Muslim-majority Kashmir while exploiting resources of the region and that claims of “development” in Jammu and Kashmir post abrogation of Article 370 as “red herring.” PAGD spokesperson M Y Tarigami said that it has been a “long-standing demand of the Hindutva elements, with an eye no doubt on altering the demographic composition of the only Muslim-majority state in the country, rather like Israel is doing…

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Outside Companies exploiting JK’s resources, not employing locals: Altaf Bukhari

Outside Companies exploiting JK’s resources, not employing locals: Altaf Bukhari

‘They are using our water resources but we have to buy electricity” Apni Party President Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari has criticized the companies engaged in the execution of power projects and construction of the National Highway for not providing employment to local youth even as they exploit natural resources of Jammu and Kashmir. In this joining program, Congress leader Khushboo Bhagat among over a dozen prominent people including a BJP leader retired Principal C.D Sharma and Advocate Sofia Choudhary on Monday joined Apni Party in presence of Party President, Syed…

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By December 2022, Kashmir will be connected with Kanyakumari by train: LG Manoj Sinha

By December 2022, Kashmir will be connected with Kanyakumari by train: LG Manoj Sinha

Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha has announced that Kashmir will be connected to Kanyakumari by train by next year-end. Sinha made the announcement after laying the foundation stone for four national highway projects worth ₹3,612 crores in Jammu and Kashmir, including the Srinagar Ring Road project. Union minister of road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari was also present at the function on Monday evening. “By December 2022, Kashmir will be connected to Kanyakumari by train. Besides, the national highway projects will catalyse the overall socio-economic development of the…

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Whole Kashmir is united on restoration of Article 370, 35-A: Dr Farooq Abdullah

Whole Kashmir is united on restoration of Article 370, 35-A - Dr Farooq Abdullah

Member Parliament and Jammu and Kashmir National Conference president, Dr. Farooq Abdullah Tuesday said every party in JK is united on the restoration of Article 370 and 35-A is concerned and there are no differences. Talking to media persons on the sidelines of a function at Nawai Subh complex in Srinagar, Dr. Farooq said that every party has its own system, however, as far as Jammu and Kashmir, Article 370 and 35-A is concerned, they all are united. Referring to the BJP, he said that they want to create a…

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Submit verification rolls within 21 days or forego appointment: J&K Admin to Candidates

Submit verification rolls within 21 days or forego appointment - J&K Admin to Candidates

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Monday issued an order that candidates whose recommendation is released by the selection agency will have to submit their verification rolls before the appointing authority within a period of 21 days from its release, failing which they will have to forego their right to appointment forthwith. In this context, an order was issued by the commissioner secretary Manoj Kumar Dwivedi on Monday. “In continuation to the government order number 528-JK (GAD) of 2021 dated 21/6/2021, the following shall be inserted ahead of the first…

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Could a 1977 like polling wave upend GoI’s J&K Plans?

Could a 1977 like polling wave upend GoI's J&K Plans?

Delimitation, Gujjar reservation, and the Shia factor could cause an electoral wave against Delhi. David Devadas Some of the most experienced politicians in Kashmir have begun to speculate on whether a ‘wave’ might develop whenever elections are finally held to elect an assembly for the union territory. Former minister Nizamuddin Bhat, for instance, has spent half a century in politics and journalism since he was a student at Delhi University. He recalls that the only non-NC candidates to scrape through from the Valley in 1977 were Syed Ali Shah Geelani,…

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