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J & K

PDP unacceptable to people because of its actions: NC

The ruling National Conference (NC) on Monday accused the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) of "being socially and morally unacceptable because of corrupt actions of its leaders".

CM to youth: Degrees validate capabilities but real challenges lies ahead

Chief minister Omar Abdullah said the students equipped with knowledge and understanding have to take on the world with confidence and determination "You are empowered individuals, but have social responsibilities", he said in his address at the convocation of the Jammu University on Monday.

J&K emerging as a knowledge hub: Prez

President Pranab Mukherjee said on Monday Jammu and Kashmir is emerging as a knowledge hub in the country with nine universities and more than 300 affiliated colleges. He said all these institutions would benefit by collaborating in teaching and research and establishing the common research facilities.

Omar indulging in rhetoric to gain sympathy: BJP

The state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lashed out at chief minister Omar Abdullah on Monday, a day after he questioned the Centre's move to call off dialogue with Pakistan.

PHE workers strike affects water supply in Jammu

In the wake of 48 hours strike by the public health engineering (PHE) workers, the water supply in Jammu and other districts was affected on Monday.

Less chances of hailstorms in Kashmir

There are less chances of hailstorms threatening crops in the Kashmir valley during the autumn season though the minimum temperature in Srinagar was recorded a degree below normal, the Met Office said on Monday.

Bill on reservation in job for Pahari-speaking people passed

Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly has passed four Bills including the one which will give five per cent reservation in jobs to Pahari-speaking people of the state.

J&K govt's stand key to according minority status to Kashmiri Pandits

The demand by Kashmiri Panditsthat they be given minority status may not make much headway unless the Jammu and Kashmir government takes the legislative route in this regard.

Udhampur residents up in arms against MC

The Udhampur residents are up in arms against the municipal council (MC) for its 'unplanned' disposal of garbage in city. The people have warned the MC and district administration to launch an agitation if the problem is not solved soon.

PoK people hold demonstration

A rally was held by the SOS International, an organisation of people displaced from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), against the alleged apathy of the successive state governments to their problems here on Sunday.

Governor inaugurates Kalika Dham

Governor NN Vohra on Sunday inaugurated a new complex- Kalika Dham- which is located at the Railhead Complex, Jammu. The commissioning of Kalika Dham has led to the emergence of a troika of prestigious accommodation complexes of the Shrine Board in Jammu - Vaishnavi Dham, Kalika Dham and Saraswati Dham.

Expelled from Punjab college, say 18 Kashmiri students

A day after assembly speaker Mubarak Gul had made an appeal to union home minister Rajnath Singh for the safety of Kashmiri students in different states, a private college group in Punjab is reported to have on Friday cancelled the admission of 18 of them studying under Prime Minister's special scheme.

DC Kathua holds meeting with sarpanches

Deputy Commissioner, Kathua, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary convened meeting of the 39 panchayats of Kathua block, was attended by senior officials of the district administration and sarpanches.

Talks, terrorism and ceasefire violations can't go together: Nirmal Singh

Endorsing the stand taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on cancellation of foreign secretary-level talks with Pakistan, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) election campaign committee chairman and national executive member Nirmal Singh on Saturday said that continuing talks amid intrusions, ceasefire violations and firing on civilians in the border areas render the entire exercise non-serious and cannot yield any fruits or lead to peace.

'BJP continuing with Vajpayee's policy'

The BJP has dismissed the allegations of People's Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti that the party has dropped Vajpayee's policy on Jammu and Kashmir. It said that it's in line with the policy that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had invited Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif for his swearing-in ceremony.
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