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HindustanTimes Mon,29 Dec 2014

J & K

Amit Shah, state leaders meet in New Delhi

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to take a crucial decision regarding the government formation in the state in a meeting in New Delhi on Monday. BJP president Amit Shah has called the party's state unit leadership to the capital to take a final call on the issue and also to announce the leader of the legislative party.

Mufti-Modi talks likely after parties settle issues

With Jammu and Kashmir frozen in political stalemate, the ongoing unofficial talks between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Peoples Democratic Party is likely to pave way for formal talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed.

Release pending dearness allowance: NMC

The National Mazdoor Conference (NMC) on Sunday appealed to the chief secretary to release the pending installments of dearness allowance (DA) to the state government employees as the election processes is over and the model code of conduct (MCC) has been lifted.

Mobile service mooted for 58 Kishtwar villages

The Union minister for communication and information technology Ravi Shankar Prasad has said the government hopes to finalise a plan for cellular connectivity in 58 villages of Kishtwar district by the end of this fiscal.

J-K law does not allow defections

While defections are common in other states especially when there is no clear majority for any party, in Jammu and Kashmir, where election has thrown up a hung assembly, it is not an option for parties to increase its strength.

2014 records 562 ceasefire violations in JK, highest in 11 yrs

Over 550 incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistan occurred this year, the highest since the truce came into force in 2003, with the Indo-Pak border witnessing the worst such escalation during August to October which left 13 people, including 2 security personnel dead, and thousands displaced.

'102 militants killed, 29 Army men lost lives in JK in 2014'

As many as 102 militants were killed while 29 Army men lost their lives in counter-terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir this year.

Cong looking for 'surrogate political mother': BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday slammed the Congress over its offer to support the People's Democratic Party (PDP) to form the government in Jammu and Kashmir.

New LPG scheme will hurt low-income households

Many people belonging to the low-income group on Saturday staged a protest demanding the revocation of the direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme for cooking gas cylinders, saying the scheme will hurt their pocket.

Dal Lake, water bodies freeze in J-K

Famous Dal Lake and other water bodies froze partially as Srinagar city, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, witnessed the coldest night of this winter with mercury plunging to minus 5.6 degrees Celsius.

PCB launches online system for obtaining consent

The Jammu and Kashmir State Pollution Control Board (PCB) on Friday launched Online Consent Management and Monitoring System (OCMMS), a web-based application for industries to obtain consent from the board, here.

Digitisation of land records to begin soon

An ambitious project to provide digital land titling guarantee to the people has been launched with the first step of putting out a request for proposal (RFP) in the public domain.

Fog disrupts rail, air traffic in Jammu

Dense fog disrupted air and rail traffic on Friday. Jammu railway station superintendent (SP) Ashwini Kumar said all trains were delayed due to low visibility.

Why PDP-Cong alliance is a no-no for Jammu

A PDP-Congress alliance seems unlikely in view of the fact that neither of the parties has an MLA to represent the Hindu heartland in Jammu.

Ice breaks finally, BJP leader in Srinagar, PDP ready to talk, Omar in town

Ice started melting first time on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir post-poll freeze driven by a hung assembly with the BJP sending a top leader team to Srinagar to hold parleys and People's Democratic Party (PDP) leaders showing willingness to talk.
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