Saturday, February 25, 2017
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New Delhi can’t suppress political aspirations in Jammu & Kashmir: Dr. Farooq
‘Statesmanship lies in political engagement, not threats and warnings’
Srinagar, February 24, (Scoop News)-National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Friday cautioned New Delhi against an effort to suppress the political aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir through administrative and military mechanisms. Addressing party leaders, legislators and workers at a function held in Srinagar to commemorate the second death anniversary of Veteran Party Leader and Former General Secretary Advocate Sheikh Nazir Ahmed, Dr. Farooq Abdullah said statesmanship and sagacity demanded that New Delhi should initiate political engagement with the alienated y...

Army Chief, other officers pays homage to martyrs
Srinagar, February 24, (Scoop News)- As the entire nation salutes the martyrs who made the supreme sacrifice in yesterday’s miltant attack in Shopian, the Army gave a befitting farewell to its brave hearts today in a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt, Srinagar. A Defence spokesperson said Chief of the Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, who had arrived in Srinagar on Thuresday, paid rich tributes today to the gallant soldiers, L Nk Gh Mohi- Ud-Din, Sep Vikas Singh Gurjar and Sapper Sreejith MJ and expressed his grief and condolences to the bereaved families. He also conveyed his a...

JK CM,Dy CM condemn killing of 3 Army personnel, civilian at Shopian
Jammu, February 23, (Scoop News)- JK Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti and Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh condemned the killing of three Army personnel and a civilian in a militant attack at Shopian today. Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has condemned the killing of three Army personnel in a militant attack at Shopian in the wee hours today. The Chief Minister said violence has never been and could never be a means to address issues. She said the unending cycle of violence in the State has brought untold miseries to the people and collective efforts are needed to get the State out of the morass of death and destruction. Mehbooba Mufti also expressed deep grief and angui...

4 including 3 soldiers killed in militant attack in South Kashmir
Five other army personnel also injured in the attack
Srinagar, February 23, (Scoop News)- Three soldiers and a woman were killed in militants attack on army convoy in Shopian district in South Kashmir today. Police spokesman said that On an information a cordon and search operation was carried out at Kungnoo Shopian, by 44 RR and Police. The CASO concluded without any arrest or recovery. "While returning from Kungnoo, the CASO party was attacked by unknown militants at Mulu Chitragam at about 2 am resulting in injuries to six army personnel including two officers of whom three succumbed to their injuries,"spokesman said....

Protesters in village Tarigam brush off Army Chief’s warning
come out in dozens to thwart CI Operation by security forces
Kulgam (Kashmir), February 22, (Scoop News)-Rebuffing Army Chief, Gen Bipin Rawat’s warning of a harsh action against those trying to hamper counter insurgency operations by labeling them as anti national, the people of village Tarigam in Kulgam district came out in dozens to repulse an army search operation in the area following a tip off about the presence of militants there, sources said on Wednesday. The protesters hurled stones on the security forces and also blocked all entry points to the village with stones and tree trunks. Police had to use tear canisters and baton charge to disperse and chase away stone lobbing youth. Pertinently, the army chief, Gen Rawat, last...

PM holds PRAGATI video conference with Chief Secretaries
Reviews status of BSNL broadband/mobile service, PMAY (Urban
Jammu, February 22, (Scoop News)- Prime Minister, Narendra Modi Wednesday held his monthly video conference under Pro-active Governance and Timely Implementation (PRAGATI) initiative, with Union Secretaries of various Ministries and Chief Secretaries of States. Chief Secretary J&K, B R Sharma also participated in the video conference. Prime Minister received detailed brief from Union Secretary, Department of Telecommunication regarding redress of grievances related to quality of services provided to the consumers in broadband and mobile network by BSNL. ...

Mehbooba meets Prime Minister
Seeks pacing up of Jhelum dredging, work on tunnels; declaring Mughal Road as alternate National Highway
New Delhi, February 22, (Scoop News)- Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who is in the national capital, today called on the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi here this afternoon. She brought several issues confronting the State into the notice of the Prime Minister. The Chief Minister requested the Prime Minister for expediting the flood protection works and dredging in river Jhelum as envisioned in the Prime Minister’s Development Plan. She sought immediate mobilization of resources by the Dredging Corporation of India and the concerned union Ministry for expeditious dredging in river Jhelum a...

KP groups resent registration of migrants anew, will trigger fresh exodus of minorities from Valley
Jammu, February 22, (Scoop News)-Several displaced Kashmiri Pandit organisatons have expressed dismay over the decision of ruling coalition of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) to commence registration anew of people from the valley as migrants by the Relief and Rehabilitation organization in Jammu. “This is a dangerous move and it smacks of a larger conspiracy,” they alleged and said, “how come after a lapse of nearly a decade the authorities reopen the process?” In 2008, the authorities stopped fresh registration of displaced people from Kashmir on a plea to avert further fleeing of minorities. According to a government notification issued re...

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