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Polling stations finalized at Ganderbal

District Election Officer Hashmat Ali Khan today held a meeting with the political representatives to dispose of various representations regarding change of location of several Polling Stations in the district. The meeting was attended by SSP Ganderbal, Khalil Poswal, Dy. DEO, SDM Kangan, Tehsildars, SHOs besides representatives of all political parties in the district. Around […]

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FCS&CA Deptt celebrates World Consumer Rights Day

Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department (FCS&CA) today organised a function to celebrate World Consumer Rights Day with the theme ‘Trusted Smart Products’ here at the Directorate office. The function was jointly chaired by Deputy Director Supplies, Peerzada Zahoor Ahmad and Deputy Director Ladakh Supplies, Mohammed Akbar. Peerzada Zahoor said that the department is […]

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Secy Tourism meets travel, hospitality sector reps

Multi-pronged promotional campaign to offset negative perception: Samphel To offset the negative perception about the State, J&K Tourism Department is soon going to launch second phase of multi-pronged tourism promotional campaign within and outside the country. Secretary Tourism, Rigzin Samphel stated this at a meeting with the representatives of travel and hospitality sector held here […]

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Entire generation of Kashmiris only lived under gun says retd Lt-Gen P R Shankar SRINAGAR, MAR 15 (PTK): Lt-Gen P R Shankar (retd) said that an entire generation of Kashmiris has only lived under the gun, seeing military operations at their doorstep and this has led to a deep sense of alienation. He said that the approach to J&K must be balanced and not uni-dimensional. In all cases, the military solution is the last option. We must find a political solution as, Kashmir needs a political solution. P R Shankar said that in Jammu and Kashmir, every opportunity is a threat, and every threat an opportunity, consequently our strengths are also our weaknesses Orfonline reported. Initiating a discussion on ‘J&K: Combating Terrorism, the way forward’ at the ORF-Chennai Chapter, Gen Shankar, who is now associated with the Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Madras, said “It is important when looking at combating militancy in Jammu and Kashmir, not simply to look for one solution, but to discuss a broad range of options.” The challenges of this region were many. Gen Shankar enumerated the “fractured politics” as among the main causes of discord. In the present context, “tensions between the main political parties in the State, namely, the ruling BJP at the Centre, the Congress, the PDP, and the National Conference, are jostling for power”, and this has contributed to the State’s problems. He added that “an entire generation of Kashmiris has only lived under the gun, seeing military operations at their doorstep and this has led to a deep sense of alienation. He further pointed out that “old leadership is being replaced by hard liners.” There was also a worrying new trend in J&K which was the targeting of security forces, Gen. Shankar said.

Entire generation of Kashmiris only lived under gun says retd Lt-Gen P R Shankar Lt-Gen P R Shankar (retd) said that an entire generation of Kashmiris has only lived under the gun, seeing military operations at their doorstep and this has led to a deep sense of alienation. He said that the approach to J&K […]

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Called as a black day in the history

JK Member Campaign & Election Management Committee and Vice President JKPCC, Ghulam Mohammad Saroori has expressed disgust and condemned the mass shooting at two Christchurch mosques, in New Zealand, which left 49 people dead and several dozen badly injured. Mr. Saroori described the attack as a “black tragedy facing humanity and universal peace.” He called […]

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POLICE MEDIA CENTRE PHQ, JAMMU DGP sanctions welfare relief for NOKs of deceased personnel and retired personnel

Director General of Police Shri Dilbag Singh has sanctioned welfare relief for fifteen retired police personnel and NOKs of three deceased personnel in distress. An amount of rupees 2.97 lakh has been sanctioned out of Retired Policemen Welfare Fund to cater their expenses of urgent nature. As per the PHQ order issued on March 14, […]

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Vice President to take up Nationwide Campaign on Promoting Peace and Sustainable Development

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has announced that he would undertake a nationwide campaign on promoting the rule of law, democracy, sustainable development and peace. Speaking at a felicitation function organized at Swarna Bharat Trust, Vijayawada today, following the conferment of Doctor Honoris Causa upon him by the University for Peace […]

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President of India inaugurates Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Gandhinagar

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Gandhinagar, Gujarat today (March 15, 2019). He also presented the 10th Biennial National Grassroots Innovation Awards. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that as we seek to meet important developmental goals and build a caring, inclusive and happy […]