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Pakistan Rangers violates ceasefire along IB in J&K’s Kathua
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Pakistan Rangers violates ceasefire along IB in J&K’s Kathua

Kathua: Pakistani Rangers opened fire at border outposts along the International Border (IB) in Hiranagar sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district, drawing retaliation from the Border Security Force, officials said on Wednesday. The firing from across the border in Karol Krishna, Pansar and Gurnam border outposts started around 9.50 pm on Tuesday and the cross-border firing between the two sides continued till 4 am Wednesday, the officials said. There was no report of any damage on the Indian side.
BJP defaming Kashmiri politicians using Roshni Act: ANC
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BJP defaming Kashmiri politicians using Roshni Act: ANC

Srinagar: Awami National Conference (ANC) Vice President Muzaffar Shah Wednesday said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was using the Roshni Act to defame Kashmiri politicians. Addressing a gathering of Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) comprising party workers of National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) besides other parties of the amalgam in Bandipore, Shah said. He said BJP was using Roshni Act to defame political leaders of J&K. “The Roshni Act was valid and was meant to benefit the locals but those leaders who have used this for their benefits must be taken to task,” Shah said. “But defaming all J&K leaders is not done.” He also took a jibe at Apni Party saying that they were closely working with BJP and RSS, and requested them to join PAGD...
BJP targets Congress, NC leaders over Roshni scam in J&K
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BJP targets Congress, NC leaders over Roshni scam in J&K

New Delhi: Accusing Congress and National Conference leaders of encroaching large tracts of government and forest land in Jammu and Kashmir, senior BJP leader and Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday demanded a thorough probe into the alleged ‘Roshni scam’. He said that names of several top politicians, including NC leader Farooq Abdullah and former state ministers from the Congress and the NC have come to the fore for allegedly benefiting from the Roshni Act, which has since been struck down by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court. The Jammu and Kashmir State Land (Vesting of Ownership to the Occupants) Act, 2001 is also known as the Roshni Act. “There was a conscious loot by powerful people of forest land and getting benefits under the Roshni Act, which has been...
Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah’s name present in the list of Roshni Act
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Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah’s name present in the list of Roshni Act

SRINAGAR: Member Parliament Srinagar and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah’s names have surfaced in the list of beneficiaries of Roshni Act. Jammu and Kashmir administration has made public names of people, including politicians and bureaucrats, who were beneficiaries of the scheme. The administration of the union territory as directed by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court to make public land given under the controversial Roshni land scheme, since scrapped by a court, came out with the list of beneficiaries. On Tuesday, it came out with a list of those who had allegedly encroached land other than those given under the scheme. As per the details of state land (physically encroached but not shown in revenue records), uploaded on the websit...
Webinar for Digital Business & Investment organised in Jammu
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Webinar for Digital Business & Investment organised in Jammu

Jammu: A webinar was organised by Jammu and Kashmir Government in association with D K Bakshi Founder and Director, Global Kashmiri Pandit Business Foundation (GKPBF) to serve as a platform for the first-ever Digital Business and Investor meet. The Webinar was chaired by Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Lt Governor and attended by  Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, Commissioner Secretary, Industry & Commerce Department and  Anoo Malhotra, Director Industries & Commerce, Jammu. The speakers primarily belonged to IT, manufacturing, Wellness & Hospitality sectors and suggested that the first opportunity to set up Industries should be given to the local population of J&K who have shifted to other parts of the world since they have a sense of belongingness and are ...
CGM NABARD and Director CSIR-IIIM meets Lt Governor
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CGM NABARD and Director CSIR-IIIM meets Lt Governor

SRINAGAR: Sh. R.K Srivastava, Chief General Manager, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) today called on Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha at the Raj Bhavan here. The CGM briefed the Lt Governor about various ways in which NABARD is providing support under RIDF to the UT government for developing rural infrastructure. It was further informed that this year NABARD focused on strengthening of Agri-Marketing, Post-Harvest Management and Irrigation Infrastructure and with a view to address the issue of improving farmer’s income, NABARD is currently providing support to 17 FPOs in the UT mainly for mushroom, dairy, vegetable, rice, honey, medicinal plant and carpets. Moreover, support is also being provided through Watershed Development Funds and Tribal Developmen...
Weather to improve in Kashmir from Thursday, mercury to dip: MeT
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Weather to improve in Kashmir from Thursday, mercury to dip: MeT

SRINAGAR: The weather in Kashmir is likely to remain dry after 26th November, a Meteorological Department (MeT) official said on Monday. “The weather in the valley will improve from 26th November but the mercury will take a dip after 27th November,” said Deputy Director Meteorological department (MeT), Dr Mukhtar Ahmad. He said that the morning and night temperature will take a dip and experience cold wave conditions. Ahmad said as predicted earlier, the higher reaches are expected to receive light to moderate snowfall while plains will receive a low intensity rainfall between 23th and 25th of November.