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Newly elected Speaker, Nirmal Singh endorses Army chief’s statement

Says, ‘it is clear message that there is no space for violence’ Srinagar, May 10 (KNS): Supporting the Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat’s, statement that Azadi “freedom” is not possible as “they will always fight those who seek Azadi in Kashmir”, Senior BJP leader and the newly elected Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Speaker, Nirmal Singh Thursday said that Army chief ... Read More »

Nirmal Singh elected as speaker of JK legislative Assembly, CM, greets him

Says JK Assembly most powerful, Opposition has to play important role Other political parties assures full support Srinagar, May 10 (KNS): Senior BJP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh was Thursday elected as Speaker of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly. Though the opposition has nominated Usman Majeed as the opposition candidate, Dr Singh got the maximum votes. According ... Read More »

Altaf Bukhari reviews regularization process of Casual Workers

Asks Administrative Secretaries to submit cases after thorough verification, scrutiny Srinagar, May 10 (KNS): Minister for Finance and Labour & Employment, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today reviewed the scrutiny process of casual workers for their regularization under the already notified SRO 520. The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary BB Vyas, Financial Commissioner Housing and Urban Development Department, K B ... Read More »

CM Mehbooba chairs all-party meeting on Kashmir situation

Expresses concern over deteriorating situation in Valley, says ‘it is important to revive the dialogue process, centre should consider Ramadhan ceasefire’ All parties attend five-hour long meeting, stress on the need for a political outreach Srinagar, Apr 09 (KNS): Amid unabated violence in Kashmir, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today convened an all-party meeting here to discuss the situation in the ... Read More »

Shopian killings: Valley shuts for second consecutive day

Restrictions continue in Srinagar areas Srinagar, May 08 (KNS): Authorities on Tuesday continued to impose restrictions in parts of Srinagar city and other areas of Kashmir valley keeping in view of the extension in the call for shutdown till Tuesday by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL). Police said that restrictions remain in force in Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, M.R.Gunj, Safa Kadal, Maisuma and Kralkhud. All ... Read More »

Chiddabaram tells Mehbooba to go back to the philosophy of her father

New Delhi, May 8, CNS:  India’s former Home Minister P.Chiddabaram has said that New Delhi’s Kashmir policy particularly muscular approach has driven Jammu Kashmir towards the present catastrophic situation. He also said that Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti should realize that BJP is the core of the problem.    In a series of tweets, P. Chiddabaram said: “The PDP-BJP coalition is the gravest ... Read More »

‘Deal carefully with situation, especially during anti-militancy operations to avert civilian killings and collateral damage’, MHA to security forces

Take strict action against those posing threat to anti militancy operations Srinagar, May 08 (KNS): The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has directed forces to deal carefully with the situation in Kashmir, especially during anti-militancy operations and protests to avert civilian killings and collateral damage. However sources told KNS that the MHA has made it clear to the security forces ... Read More »

Mehbooba asks officers to ensure responsive, clean, prompt admn to people

Says no tolerance to corruption, asks officers to tour areas, monitor DDB decisions, cut procedural delays SRINAGAR, MAY 07: Conveying her zero tolerance to corruption in administration, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has asked the officers to ensure that a transparent and responsive governance system is made available to people. Chairing a meeting of the Administrative Secretaries after opening of Darbar ... Read More »

Mehbooba appeals people of the State, Country to play role in ending violence cycle in JK

Says unfortunate that poor people bear brunt of situational uncertainties Chairs Council of Ministers meet, inaugurates additional block at Civil Secretariat SRINAGAR, MAY 07: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today reiterated her appeal to the people of the State and the Country to play their role as conscious citizens to get Jammu & Kashmir out of the unending cycle of violence ... Read More »