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New Delhi: A day after Parliament of India passed a bill that gives more power to the Lieutenant Governor than the Chief Minister, and Arvind Kejriwal calling it a ‘betrayal of people’s mandate’, netizens have trolled the Delhi Chief Minister for being “hypocritic”. The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021, enhances powers of the LG, who represents the GoI, in comparison to the state government. As the Bill was passed, Kejriwal…

Policy bereft of democratic bearings, such decisions can’t be decided by unrelated bureaucracy Srinagar: National Conference (NC) on Saturday expressed dismay over the adoption of Jammu and Kashmir Industrial Land Allotment Policy, 2021-30 by the incumbent administration, saying such policy decisions should have been left for the popular state government to approve following the restoration of 4 August position. While expressing dismay over the new industrial land allotment policy, Party’s Member of Parliament from Anantnag…

‘No milk streams flowing in JK as portrayed, GoI must send a fact-finding team  to assess ground situation’ Jammu: Apni Party president Altaf Bukhari on Tuesday urged the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and country’s Home Minister Amit Shah to fulfil the promise of granting statehood status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir stating that the Government of India should also announce an “unemployment package for the swelling number of unemployed youth…

Srinagar: People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said that the purpose of grand alliance (PAGD) was not for petty electoral gains and that it exists for a much larger cause and purpose—“to restore the JK’s special status.” https://twitter.com/MehboobaMufti/status/1348644875055501313?s=20 “Amidst all the unnecessary speculation about PAGD, I’d like make a few things absolutely clear. The purpose of this grand alliance is not for petty electoral gains. It exists for a much larger cause…

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said that talks are not possible with India until it restores the autonomous status of Jammu and Kashmir. Khan, according to a report by news agency PTI, said this while responding to a question about any possibility of a dialogue with New Delhi during his interactions with the representatives of the digital media in Islamabad. “No talks possible with India until they restore the autonomous status of Jammu…

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Member of Parliament from Anantnag Hasnain Masoodi on Sunday said the new industrial policy would not fetch any result without taking into cognizance political aspirations of people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. In a statement, the spokesperson said that the recently announced Rs 28,400 crore Industrial Scheme would not fetch any results in absence of an aggressive peace initiative to address the political aspirations of the people of…

Says scrapping of special status further alienated people of JK Bijbehara: Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and People’s Democratic Party president, Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said that voices of people can’t be suppressed through power, stating that dialogue is the only way to resolve Kashmir issue. Mehbooba after paying tribute to her father, Mufti Mohammed Sayeed at Daro Shiku Bagh Bijbehara on his fifth death anniversary, said that his father was a visionary…

‘Gupkar Gang rejected by 18 lakh voters, former CMs fail to bring fruit to seven parties, PaK will be retrieved’ Srinagar: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said that those who served the last three generations in Jammu and Kashmir have been rejected and people don’t even want to see their faces anymore. The party also stated that Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) land will be retrieved soon adding that it was time to forget the violence…

Budgam: PDP president and former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday visited several areas of central Kashmir’s Budgam district. Mehbooba Mufti first paid obeisance at Sheikh Ul Alam shrine in Charar-e-Sharief area of Budgam. Pertinently, it was her first visit after her release from the detention on October 13. She was arrested on 5 August last year when article 370 and 35-A were abrogated. As per reports Mehbooba after paying obeisance…

Ladakh: A year after the bifurcation of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, the youth of Ladakh are crying for job opportunities as the region is witnessing a surge in the unemployment scale. The residents believe that the recruiting board in the newly created Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh have been rendered dysfunctional for a year now and no new job placements are taking place. The worried youth said that for the past one…