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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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Mehbooba slams Farooq over his Hurriyat remark
Regrets some politicians changing stands in, out of power
12/7/2016 1:28:36 AM
SRINAGAR, Dec 6: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today slammed National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah for his remarks that his party is not against separatist Hurriyat, saying it showed that the Opposition party was behind the violence in the Valley over last few months. She alleged that NC wants to keep the atmosphere charged in the Valley as it "can go to any extent for power". "He (Abdullah) used to say that Hurriyat leaders should be thrown into river Jhelum. Today he is talking about something else. It again makes it clear that NC will play with the lives of anyone, including children and women, for power," Mehbooba told reporters here. "The statement of Farooq telling his party workers to lend full support to Hurriyat makes clear one thing which we did not mention till now that NC can go to any extent for power," she said. The chief minister said NC can play with the lives of anyone including children and women, for power. "In the last four-five months, the criminal element which entered into the situation here, who pelted stones on vehicles, burnt schools and attacked camps... this statement makes it clear that NC was involved in such activities in these months," she charged. The Chief Minister said NC leadership has asked its party workers to not let the situation improve. "Now when the situation is improving, children are going to school and tourism is al...
Separatists’ overture to tourists amid unrest in Kashmir
12/7/2016 1:28:22 AM
SRINAGAR, Dec 6: With Jammu and Kashmir witnessing continued unrest, which has badly hit its economy, separatist amalgam Hurriyat Conference today reached out to tourists and pilgrims, asking them to visit the Valley and enjoy the hospitality, while promising them safety. A joint statement issued by both the factions of the Hurriayat said for centuries Kashmiris have been providing "exemplary hospitality" and safety to tourists and pilgrims. "We have been taught hospitality, humanity and safeguarding the rights of guests," the statement said. "Tourists and pilgrims who intend to visit Kashmir are most welcome," the statement issued by hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, lea...
Justice J S Khehar to be the 44th Chief Justice of India
12/7/2016 1:28:16 AM
NEW DELHI, Dec 6: Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, who led the five-judge constitution bench in the Supreme Court which had struck down the controversial NJAC Act for appointment of judges, was today recommended as the 44th Chief Justice of India. Chief Justice of India T S Thakur today wrote a letter recommending the name of Justice Khehar, who is the senior most judge of the Supreme Court to be his successor. Justice Khehar, 64, will be the first Chief Justice from the Sikh community and he will succeed CJI Thakur who will be demitting office on January 3, 2017. Justice Khehar, who will be sworn in on January 4, will hold the tenure for over seven months till August 27, 2017. Besides hea...
NC demands apology from CM for calling protesters criminials
12/7/2016 1:28:05 AM
SRINAGAR, Dec 6: National Conference on Tuesday condemned Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's shocking remarks dubbing civilians killed in the current unrest as "criminals" who according to her "were attacking camps". Describing this latest absurd comment by the Chief Minister as yet another shocking revelation of her ruthlessness and disconnect from reality, NC State Spokesperson Junaid Azim Mattu said the Chief Minister should tender a public apology to hundreds of grieving families for rubbing salt on their wounds. The NC Spokesperson asked Mehbooba Mufti to realize how her Government had lorded over the worst form of indiscriminate repression on civilians in recent history and stop defami...
Mehbooba discusses state’s situation with Guv
12/7/2016 1:27:54 AM
JAMMU, Dec 6: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti called on Governor N N Vohra this evening and discussed the overall situation in the valley. "During the hour-long meeting at the Raj Bhavan today evening, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti discussed with Governor N N Vohra the overall situation in the Valley," an official spokesman said. He said the chief minister also discussed the steps underway for re-energising the development projects and enabling the restoration of the severely disturbed schedules of the educational system, at all levels. The Governor urged sustained sharp focus on the implementation of the various works and development projects and the administrative apparatus working over ...
Demonetisation necessary to break backbone of black money: Madhav
12/7/2016 1:27:43 AM
JAMMU, Dec 6: BJP today said that demonetisation was necessary to break the backbone of black money and other anti-national activities though it has caused "little inconvenience" to the general public. "It is true that people in general have to face little inconvenience at few places but for the good of the country, the countrymen should be prepared to face some hardships," BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav said while addressing party functionaries here today. He said that demonetisation was one of the bold and transformative decision which will serve multiple purposes. "It will work by breaking the backbone of black money, diminish fake currency, hawala transactions, and giv...
Pak violated ceasefire 437 times till Nov this year
12/7/2016 1:27:33 AM
NEW DELHI, Dec 6: Pakistan has violated ceasefire 437 times along the LoC and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir till November this year in which 37 people were killed and 179 suffered injuries, Lok Sabha was informed today. Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said 27,449 people living along the border in Jammu and Kashmir were tempoararily shifted to safer places due to ceasefire violations after the surgical strikes. Of them, around 6,000 people stayed in relief camps while the remaining stayed with their relatives. Of the total ceasefire violations, 216 incidents were reported along the Line of Control (LoC) and 221 incidents along the International Border till Nove...
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