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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
 Jammu Kashmir
Omar’s weakness is Rana, Nasir
PULWAMA: ‘Disgruntled and beleaguered’ National Conference leader who recently quit the party and is contesting as an independent candidate from Pulwama constituency Monday said that every Kashmiri including him wants to free themselves from the clutches of India. Ghulam Nabi Nilora who claims that National Conference was strong in South Kashmir because of his father Ghulam Qadir Nilora told that it is in the blood of every Kashmiri to seek freedom from the ‘bondage’ of India. It is bitter but true that every Kashmiri wants freedom from India. You can’t label a voter as pro-India as every Kashmiri weather he votes or not, in my opinion is anti-Indian,” he said. I had no intention ...
 
People believing in boycott voted in large numbers
GANDERWAL: For the first time in last 20 years ever since the eruption of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir, the Barsoo area of Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district witnessed brisk polling on Tuesday. The area according to locals always boycotted the poll process but this time the situation was different as people came out in large numbers to vote for a party that could make Central University functional in the district. “I voted for the party that recently promised us that Central University would be made functional soon after it (party) assumes power,” an elderly farmer of Barsoo Ganderbal, Muhammad Abdullah told. “It was in 2009 when the process of land acquisition for the Central Univ...
 
Unpredictable’ voters disappoint Hurriyat
BANDIPORA: Jammu and Kashmir went to the polls Tuesday to kickstart crucial staggered elections, with thousands braving the winter chill and boycott calls from separatists to vote in the twin districts of Ganderbal and Bandipora amid tight security. Polling started at 8 a.m. amid tight security in 5 constituencies of Ganderbal and Bandipora. Barring few clashes between between workers of National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the neighbouring Sonawari, Kangan and Ganderbal constituencies, balloting progressed smoothly.Polling had to be suspended for few minutes at Tulmula, Gund, Kulan, Ganiwan and Kurhama Ganderbal after workers of NC and PDP clashed over counte...
 
Voter turnout reflects overwhelming desire for change: Mehbooba
KUPWARA: Expressing satisfaction over the peaceful culmination of the first phase of voting with encouraging turnout, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President, Mehbooba Mufti has said the trends emerging from today’s polling show an overwhelming desire for change with PDP clearly emerging as the foremost choice for the voters across Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. “People are participating in this election to write a new script in the State’s political history and the trend shows that they are enthusiastically voting for change,” Mehbooba said while addressing a series of election rallies in Langate assembly segment of this border district. Hailing State administration and Electio...
 
I have no power to check stone-pelting in Sonawari: Lone
SONAWARI: Minister for Higher Education and National Conference candidate for Sonawari constituency Muhammad Akbar Lone Tuesday admitted that stone-pelting incidents in the constituency bar his supporters to cast votes in favour of National Conference. “Yes, stone-pelting incidents in the constituency always affected me and my supporters,” Lone told and added that he has no power or authority to stop stone-pelting incidents in Sonawari Constituency. Lone further said that he has neck to neck contest with Congress candidate Imtiyaz Ahmed Parrey while according to him PDP candidate Yasir Reshi is nowhere in picture. “Reshi is nowhere in race and I am telling you with authority that I will ...
 
Political renegades, Ikhwanis being used to subdue Kashmiris: Karra
KULGAM: Expressing dismay over the dangerous and dissentious discourse being reintroduced in the State politics for electoral gains, senior PDP leader and member Parliament, Tariq Hameed Karra today said some parties are not only patronizing political renegades but are trying to revive the Ikhwan culture to divide Kashmiris and have foothold in Kashmir. “Unfortunately, some political parties have started re-activating Ikhwanis for using them as tools to get foothold in Kashmir politics,” Karra said while addressing a series of election rallies in Kulgam and Noorabad assembly segments to enlist support for the party candidates Nazir Ahmad Laway and Abdul Majid Padroo.“The massive effort t...
 
Resentment against Omar imminent against Omar
GANDERWAL: Majority of the voters in erstwhile Omar Abdullah’s Ganderbal Constituency Tuesday exercised their franchise with a sole question in mind, ‘what Omar did for Ganderbal’. “Can’t you people ask Omar Abdullah what he did for Ganderbal when every now and then he is claiming that he did a lot for us,” asked an elderly voter to a team of journalists at Pandach polling booth. "We thought by voting against Omar in 2002, we had been unfair to him. He seemed to be a well-intentioned young man with a clean slate. We voted for him in 2008 and see what we got? He would make a home here and live with us. Instead, he chose to come here only to head official functions and not meet his ...
 
Green Tsunami sweeping Kashmir
SRINAGAR: Senior leader of Peoples Democratic Party, Muhammad Ashraf Mir filed his nomination papers from Amirakadal Assembly constituency going to polls in the fourth phase on December 14. Mir is contesting elections against Chief Minister Omar Abdullah who is also in fray from Beerwah Constituency. Altaf was accompanied by hundreds of supporters who guided him towards DC office Srinagar amid pro-PDP slogans. Eyewitnesses told that as the fleet of vehicles accompanying Muhammad Ashraf Mir reached near Jahangir Crossing, unknown persons hurled a stone towards them. A CRPF jawan present on location reportedly retaliated and fired some shots in air that created panic among people...
 
PCC Minority Cell holds meet at Jagti Nagrota
-Newspoint Bureau Jammu Tawi, November 25 A meeting of Pradesh Congress Committee (Minority Cell) Jagti Nagrota was held here today under the leadership of Shadi Lal Pandita. The meeting was attended by office bearers and various youth of the area. While addressing the participants Pandita has said that the Congress Party is the only Party committed to the welfare of the general masses as such has made an appeal to the general masses of the state in general and Migrant community in Particular to vote and support Congress candidates in the ensuing elections to assure success of the party to the J&K State Legislature. Pandita has further said that during the period Ghulam N...
 
Govt Polytechnic, Jammu organises workshop on patents
Newspoint Bureau Jammu Tawi, November 25 A one-day workshop on "Importance of Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks and other Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)" was organised at Govt. Polytechnic, Jammu in collaboration with J&K State Council for Science and Technology. The workshop was inaugurated by Parvez Ahmed Malik, Secretary to Govt., Science & Technology and IT Department. While speaking on the occasion the chief guest Malik urged that we are living in a knowledge economy, where ideas generated by talented people and the inventions they make are the new currency. He motivated the students to work in the field of Technical education and bring new ideas and innovations in th...
 
TEEDS organises 5 days basic civil defence training programme
Newspoint Bureau Jammu Tawi, November 25 To train the students and staff members in dealing with emergency situations like disasters and helping people, 05 days Basic Civil Defence Training programme was organised by Nek Mohd President Tawi Educational Environmental & Development Society (TEEDS) at Government Girls Higher Secodnary School, Bazar Qasaban Gujjar Nagar, Jammu in which 60 students are participated. The camp was organised under the guidance of Inspector General of Police HG / Civil Defence& SDRF, J&K and close supervision of Tajinder Kour, KPS, Dy. Controller Civil Defence, Jammu and she was highlighted the needs/ role of Civil Defence. Shafkat C...
 
Engild Advertisers to organise Smart Brain Search Exam in Dec
Newspoint Bureau Jammu Tawi, November 25 Engild Advertisers (advertisement and event management company) is organizing "Smart Brain Search Exam" in J&K state from the month of December. Smart Brain Search Exam is exclusively for the students of J&K. Students studying in class 6th to 12th can participate in this exam. Winners of this exam will be awarded with scholarships for next year in reputed coaching institutes of Jammu. Scholarships worth more than Rs 35 Lacks will be distributed. Students studying in class 12th will be awarded with free coaching for entrance examination. Moreover participation certificates will be provided to all participants and some winners will be awarded ...
 
BJP to clear stand on Article 370, DPs POJK settlement package, says Sham Sharma
Newspoint Bureau Jammu Tawi, November 25 Alleging BJP and its leadership for creation of un-certain environment in militancy affected state, senior Congress leader and Minister for PHE, I&FC Sham Lal Shrama blamed them to pursue their sinister and nefarious divisive political designs, Sharma in his election rallies/meetings addresses stated people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh shall pack up their luggage and baggage when assembly polls results out rightly rejected them for double speaks. Sham Lal Sharma questioned the BJP political morality ask them, how people may believe and trust such forces who behaves and act confusedly on each major political issues of J&K State historical ties...
 
Parliamentary Committee reviews Jan Aushadhi Scheme
Newspoint Bureau Jammu Tawi, November 25 In a significant development to boost the Jan Aushadhi Scheme at all India level, the General Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, Roma Wani was recently invited by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Chemicals and Fertilizers to the Parliament House for exchange of ideas to make Jan Aushadhi Scheme successful in the country. Pertinently, Indian Red Cross Society, J&K State Branch is the implementation partner of the Jan Aushadhi Scheme in J&K State. From the time Wani took over as General Secretary, IRCS-J&K in March 2013, the Jan Aushadhi has gathered great momentum in the State and the same was recognised and appreciated by the Parliamentar...
 
MJR-47 expresses shock over attitude of BJP on refugee package
Newspoint Bureau RS Pura, November 25 In a review meeting of core committee on the latest political developments, MJR-47 Movement for justice for 1947 refugees, at Miran Sahib, RS Pura, expressed shock and great disappointment on lackadaisical attitudes of BJP on providing relief in the relief package recommended by state government in favour of hapless refuges of PoK 1947 as well as Chamb of 1947, 65 & 71. BJP who was very vocal and showing sympathies with PoK 47 refuges as also of Chamb, has now very tactically returned the state recommended package by linking it with west Pakistan refugees knowing well that we are the legitimate resident of state and as such are liabilities of the s...
 
 
 
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