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SEX SCANDAL:Valley starts burning again, Jammu continues to suffers

*Ruckus continues in the House during 2nd session *Omar stays away from Assembly, Secretariat *Assembly cannot hold its session: BJP *BJP & PP unite over ‘discrimination’ against Jammu *Separate Assembly for Jammu region demanded *CM not charge sheeted by CBI: Speaker *Privilege motion admitted against Baig *NC-PDP workers clash on streets *NC workers want Baig behind the bars *Mehbooba tore copies of the CBI document *Mehbooba for judicial probe in Omar’s ‘involvement’ Ajmer Alam Wani JAMMU, JULY 29: The infamous sex scandal that had already rocked the entire KashmirValley in the year 2006, inflicting huge losses to the common Kashmiri, who struggles for the day-to-day livelihood, seems started breathing again. While the Jammu region which has to strike hard every time to get its voice hear, is suffering badly as the Assembly proceedings remained dominated with the issues pertaining Kashmir region and the voice of Jammu people through (MLAs) seems echoing in the Assembly House where th…

After Azad, PDP compels Omar to quit as J&K CM

New Assembly complex Srinagar: 3 sittings;2 CMs resign
“I want to keep my conscience clean and do not want to carry this stigma on my mind because I have always believed that politics should be clean and based on high standards of morality. I will always continue to strive for rich traditions which I have inherited from my grandfather Sher-i-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah and my father Dr. Farooq Abdullah,” he said in his resignation letter addressed to Vohra.*Those who lead must be clean, look clean: Omar*CM hands over resignation letter to Governor*Governor gives another twist to the resignation episode*Omar asked to continue till final decision is taken
(By Ajmer Alam Wani) “I am satisfied with my work. The motive I came with, I have largely achieved it. I don’t care who will be the Chief Minister (CM). I don’t care whether the government survives or falls.” These were the emotional words which former Chief Minister (CM) Ghulam Nabi Azad had said in the State Assembly before drivi…

Why Jammu region has to struggle for everything?

CENTRAL UNIVERSITY ISSUE
Does not Jammu region deserve a centre of IIM? 1.If State Govt, want to establish two Central Universities in J&K; it should first established the sanctioned one in Jammu. 2.If Omar feels that CentralUniversity should have two campuses to maintain balance, why not IIMs. 3.CentralUniversity Joint Action Committee sets deadline; will come on roads on July 29. 4.CentralUniversity issue has much stronger response from Jammuites than what they had shown during Amarnath land controversy. 5.How will this university work in Kashmir, which observes Bandh for almost 275 days of a year? 6.It was PM Dr. Manmohan Singh who announced publicly that CentralUniversity would be set up in Jammu and IIMs in Valley, is it not an attempt to prove PM wrong?
Baha'u'llah (born on November 12, 1817, in Tehran) had rightly said, “So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.” You must have remembered the story from your childhood, where an old man was w…

Omar seeks central support to harness hydel power potential

Dr. Abdullah announces series of multi crore energy oriented projects for J&K
1400 MW short term solar energy power projects earmarked Highlighting the need for harnessing rich potential of non-conventional energy in the State, Chief Minister, Mr. Omar Abdullah Friday sought liberal technical and financial support from Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (N&RE). The Chief Minister was heading the State team which deliberated the issues of utilizing State’s potential in the field with a high level team of N&RE Ministry led by Union Minister, Dr. Farooq Abdullah. The Union team is here to study and assess the sectors and the areas were the union ministry could extend help to the State to utilize its potential of micro-hydel power generation and harnessing of solar, wind and other non-conventional energy. Chief Minister said that State is fortunate that Dr. Farooq Abdullah is heading the Ministry of N&RE who has travelled all parts of the State more than anybody else…

60,000 crore loss suffered by Kashmir during last 4000 hartals in two decades had cost each individual Kashmir Rs 20 lakh loss

Mysteriously only few hundred families prospered and attained old zamindari status Repeated hartal system during peak summer period helped other tourist states to attract tourist who were earlier destined to visit Kashmir The recent survey which has been conducted by reliable media agencies have revealedthat Kashmir Valley has suffered heavily on economic front as a result of average 120 hartals per year which is estimated as 4000 hartals till date during the last two decades. The survey has further revealed that some mysterious hands are working as immediately on the onset of the summer season in Kashmir the entire tourist related activities are brought to an halt, which directly benefits the other tourist states whose tourist arrival graph has gone very high. Earlier, it was not only tourist trade people who were getting directly benefited on the arrival of lakhs of tourist in Kashmir but transport industry,auto/sumo driver, handicraft industry, floriculture industry, Zaffron industry,…

Answer to unemployment is in tourism development: Omar

‘Showcase God-gifted places of natural beauty, scenic splendour’ Laying stress on the upgradation of infrastructure at all the tourist resorts of the State, Chief Minister, Mr. Omar Abdullah Friday said that God has bestowed His blessings upon Jammu and Kashmir by granting unbeatable places of natural beauty and enchanting scenic splendour. “We have to properly showcase the chaste tourist places and upgrade the infrastructure to encourage large scale tourist inflow from all across the world throughout the year”, he added. Mr. Abdullah was reviewing the activities and achievements registered by the Gulmarg and Wullar-Mansbal Development Authorities at a high level meeting here. Mr. Omar asked the officers to endeavour for restoring the State’s position as choicest tourist destination and said that this is the sector where lies the answer to the problem of unemployment. He said Tourism Development Authorities have a pivotal role to play in this direction and make the sector vibrant and rem…

Vigorous drive against land encroacher on anvil

Bhalla reviews working of Revenue and Relief DepartmentsAfter assuming the charge Minister for Revenue and Relief, Mr. Raman Bhalla took review of the Revenue and Relief departments in an officers meeting here today. Secretary Revenue, Mr. Ejaz Iqbal, Settlement Commissioner, Mr. B.D. Sharma, Custodian General, Mr. Kifayat Sayed Rezvi and senior officers attended the meeting. The Minister while taking the appraisal of the functioning of the departments asked the officers to render dedicated service to the people making promptness and responsive attitude the benchmark of their functioning. Mr. Bhalla said the department is confronted with a challenge of land grabbing and encroachment of government property which has turned into a nexus. He said department has to take stringent measures to break this nexus and eradiate the menace of encroaching public property for personal gains. He said that a vigorous drive against land encroachers will be launched to evacuate the state land. He also caut…

Kargil tourism festival concludes

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The two days Kargil Tourism Festival concluded here at Khree Sultan Choo Sport Stadium Kargil yesterday. Executive Councilor, Tourism, Mr. Punchok Tashi was the chief guest on the occasion. In his address, Mr. Tashi lauded the efforts of tourism department for successful conduct of such event to promote tourism and to preserve age old tradition of the area. He said that all efforts are being made by the Hill Development Council, Kargil to promote tourism sectors and to revive the ancient tradition of the district to attract foreign and domestic tourists to Kargil. He further said that Kargil district has a rich potential of multi tradition and culture of different tribes like Shina, Dard, Purki, Balti, Ladakhi and Kashmiri etc. He said by tapping and exploring these unique traditions we can boost and flourish our tourism industry in the region for socio economical development of the people. On the occasion, colorful traditional cultural programmes were also presented by the artists of…