Sunday, September 15, 2019
facebook


Nobody will cross LoC on your call, Guv Malik tells Imran Khan
Satya Pal Malik, Governor

Nobody will cross LoC on your call, Guv Malik tells Imran Khan

Says Shahpur project delayed due to Valley leaders’ soft corner towards Pak15 Sep 2019 | 7:05 AM

JAMMU: A day after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan asked the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) people to wait for his call to cross the Line of Control (LoC) towards the Indian side, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said the PoK people would not come to J&K on his call, but would demand integration with India after witnessing the high level of development here.

[ + read story ]

Tribune News Service

Jammu, September 14

A day after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan asked the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) people to wait for his call to cross the Line of Control (LoC) towards the Indian side, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said the PoK people would not come to J&K on his call, but would demand integration with India after witnessing the high level of development here.

“The people of PoK will not come to J&K on your call, but will come here when they will see this state as an example of development under the rule of the Narendra Modi-led government in India,” Malik said.

He was speaking on the occasion of the e-foundation laying ceremony of a cancer institute in Jammu and e-inauguration of 196 health and wellness centres across J&K at a function held at the convention centre on Saturday evening.

“If we are able to achieve the high standard of development, the people in the PoK would cross the LoC and demand integration with India,” he added.

Earlier in the day, the Governor while inaugurating Government Medical College (GMC), Kathua, said that he had done more work in the last one year than any elected government could do.

Malik also claimed that he had managed to change the image of the gubernatorial post which, in public’s view, does nothing for the public but only provides rest to the post occupant during his/her tenure.

“In the eyes of the country, the Governor is a person who plays golf and does nothing for the public. He/she just rests during governorship. But with the amount of work that we’ve done in the last one year, I think even an elected government can’t match us,” Malik said.

The Governor also blamed the Kashmir-based political class for deliberately delaying the start of the prestigious Shahpur Kandi project on the Ravi, saying “They did not allow the execution of the agreement with Punjab because they had soft corner towards Pakistan.”

“After the completion of the Shahpur Kandi project, a collaboration of the J&K and Punjab governments, we will be able to stop the flow of water towards Pakistan. Earlier, we were unable to stop water entering Pakistan as the Shahpur Kandi project could not get nod due to the soft corner of the Kashmiri leadership towards Pakistan,” Malik said.

“We cleared all hurdles within 30 minute for starting this historical project which had been delayed for the last 40 years,” he said.

The Governor also released the policy document on the roadmap for reducing the infant mortality rate (IMR) to single digit by 2022 in the state.

The people of PoK will not come to J&K on your call, but will come here when they will see this state as an example of development under the rule of the Narendra Modi-led government in India. —Satya Pal Malik, Governor 

Policy document for setting up two Medi-Cities approved

15 Sep 2019 | 6:49 AM

SRINAGAR: The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik, has approved the policy document for setting up of two Medi-Cities in Jammu and Kashmir along with identification of land by the Revenue Department for the purpose.

Normal life remains disrupted in Kashmir for 42nd consecutive day

Normal life remains disrupted in Kashmir for 42nd consecutive day

15 Sep 2019 | 11:58 AM

SRINAGAR: Normal life remained affected in the Kashmir valley for the 42nd consecutive day on Sunday following abrogation of Article 370 as most of shops remained shut and public transport was off the roads.

Undefined LAC to blame for border row: Ladakh MP

Undefined LAC to blame for border row: Ladakh MP

15 Sep 2019 | 12:27 PM

LEH:New Delhi and Beijing need to sit down and properly define the Line of Actual Control (LAC) to avoid border skirmishes, Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal has said.

Three detained in Kishtwar weapon snatching case

15 Sep 2019 | 6:49 AM

DODA: A day after an Insas rifle was snatched by suspected militants from the PSO of the PDP district president of Kishtwar, Sheikh Nasir, the police have detained three persons for questioning into the incident.

Communication blockade hits funeral attendance in Kashmir

Communication blockade hits funeral attendance in Kashmir

15 Sep 2019 | 6:49 AM

For two d4ays, 45-year-old Nusrat Jabeen of south Kashmir’s Shopian district had no clue about her father’s death in Srinagar.

SBI opens its branch in Ladakh’s Diskit village

SBI opens its branch in Ladakh’s Diskit village

15 Sep 2019 | 6:49 AM

JAMMU/LEH: In a step to achieve its aim to get the unbanked and under-banked areas to have better access to financial services, the State Bank of India (SBI) today opened its branch in Diskit village, Nubra Valley, in Leh district.

Uncertainty prevails over holding of exams in Valley

15 Sep 2019 | 6:49 AM

SRINAGAR: With schools completely shut for the last 40 days, uncertainty looms large over the holding of annual exams in Kashmir schools as students say that they have just completed the 40 per cent of their syllabus and there are hardly any signs of schools opening soon.

13,968 qualify Class XII biannual BOSE exam of summer zone

15 Sep 2019 | 6:49 AM

JAMMU: Of the total 43,584 students, only 13,968 qualified the Higher Secondary Part-II biannual examination, 2019, of the summer zone (Jammu division), the results of which was declared by the J&K Board of School Education ((JKBOSE) on Friday.

97 fire incidents in Aug; victims unable to call tenders on time

15 Sep 2019 | 6:49 AM

SRINAGAR: Fires incidents in residential areas are a cause for concern, more so when the communication lines in the Valley have been down since August 5.

Under Market Intervention Scheme, apple prices fixed

15 Sep 2019 | 6:49 AM

JAMMU: Making trade much smoother for the apple growers of the state, the Department of Horticulture, Planning and Marketing has fixed prices for apple according to the fruit grade and type of packaging material under the Market Intervention Scheme.

Traders defer bandh call for Monday

15 Sep 2019 | 6:49 AM

JAMMU: The traders and transporters of Jammu, who had called for Jammu bandh on Monday over the “non-serious attitude” of the state administration regarding their demands, deferred their call on the request of the district administration here this evening.

Gujjar leader highlights problems of tribals

15 Sep 2019 | 6:49 AM

JAMMU: Prominent Gujjar leader Shamsher Hakla Poonchi on Sunday urged Governor Satya Pal Malik to take effective steps to ensure supply of food items and medicines to nomadic people presently camping at higher reaches of Kashmir valley.

Normalcy in state can only be achieved through talks: Welfare Party of India

15 Sep 2019 | 6:49 AM

NEW DELHI: Claiming that the people of Kashmir have expressed “total trust deficit” with the Centre for its “unilateral decisions” with respect to Articles 370 and 35(A), senior leaders of Welfare Party of India (WPI), who recently visited the Valley, said, normalcy in the state “can only be achieved through dialogue”, which the government should initiate forthwith.

Ladakh MP Namgyal blames undefined LAC for frequent border row with China

Ladakh MP Namgyal blames undefined LAC for frequent border row with China

15 Sep 2019 | 6:45 AM

LEH: New Delhi and Beijing need to sit down and properly define the Line of Actual Control (LAC) to avoid border skirmishes, Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal has said.

IJU seeks to intervene in Anuradha Bhasin case, moves SC

IJU seeks to intervene in Anuradha Bhasin case, moves SC

14 Sep 2019 | 5:50 PM

NEW DELHI: The Indian Journalists Union (IJU) has sought to intervene in the petition filed in the Supreme Court by Kashmir Times Executive Editor Anuradha Bhasin seeking removal of restrictions imposed on working of the media after scrapping Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.

Day curfew lifted in Kishtwar, search on for those who snatched rifle

Day curfew lifted in Kishtwar, search on for those who snatched rifle

14 Sep 2019 | 6:23 PM

JAMMU: Day curfew was lifted in Kishtwar even as a search operation for suspected militants, who snatched the service rifle from the PSO of a PDP leader, continued.

JKPC moves SC against abrogation of Article 370, President's Rule in J-K

JKPC moves SC against abrogation of Article 370, President's Rule in J-K

14 Sep 2019 | 8:53 PM

NEW DELHI: The Sajjad Lone-led Jammu and Kashmir People’s Conference (JKPC) has moved the Supreme Court challenging the President’s Rule imposed in J-K.

Pak troops shell security posts, villages along LoC in J-K’s Poonch

Pak troops shell security posts, villages along LoC in J-K’s Poonch

14 Sep 2019 | 2:02 PM

JAMMU: Pakistani troops engaged in heavy firing and mortar shelling on forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Seized rifles were meant for Pulwama

Seized rifles were meant for Pulwama

14 Sep 2019 | 11:19 AM

KATHUA:A day after the J&K Police arrested three Jaish (JeM) militants from Lakhanpur in Kathua, the security agencies are reported to have learnt that the militants were in constant touch with another militant in Pakistan, till they were handed over arms and ammunition in Batala, Punjab.

Awareness drive on new traffic rules

14 Sep 2019 | 6:58 AM

JAMMU: To make people aware of the newly amended Motor Vehicle Act-2019, a mega awareness programme was held by the Traffic Department at different locations of Jammu on Thursday.

Certificates awardedEDUCATION NOTES

Certificates awarded

14 Sep 2019 | 6:58 AM

A team led by Dinesh Gupta, secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu region, OP Gupta, chairman, Gram Vikas Sangh, J&K, Rajinder Singh and Kuldeep Singh, coordinators of Gram Vikas Sangh, awarded certificates to women who were provided training by Women Polytechnic College, Shiv Nagar, Jammu, under the Centrally sponsored scheme, Community Polytechnic in trade, stitching and fashion designing, at three centres, Jandial, Ranjan and Rabta of Bhalwal, district Jammu.

Say no to plasticWHAT OUR READERS SAY

Say no to plastic

14 Sep 2019 | 6:58 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks about making India plastic-free and it is high time that the people if Jammu too join the call and make the Temple City free of plastic and polythene.

No public transport, auto drivers have field day

14 Sep 2019 | 6:58 AM

SRINAGAR: The city’s public transport system remains crippled since August 5 but autorickshaw drivers are having a field day.

Actor Aamir Khan visits Leh areas

Actor Aamir Khan visits Leh areas

14 Sep 2019 | 6:58 AM

JAMMU: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan called on Divisional Commissioner Ladakh Saugat Biswas during his visit to Leh today.

50,000 acres encroached upon, admn in slumber

14 Sep 2019 | 6:58 AM

JAMMU: Even as scientists across the nation are worried about rising desertification, the authorities in J&K are adopting a casual approach in retrieving over 50,000 acres of forest land encroached upon by ‘influential’ people.

Apple growers bear the brunt

14 Sep 2019 | 6:58 AM

DODA: Even as the government is focusing on directly buying apples from growers in Kashmir since the communication clampdown has increased growers’ problems, no one is focusing on apple growers of Chenab region.

Pandits for panel to retrieve encroached property

14 Sep 2019 | 6:58 AM

JAMMU: Displaced Kashmiri Hindus have urged the Central Government to constitute a committee to safeguard the religious places in the Valley and retrieve temple properties encroached upon by the land mafia in the last three decades.

JKPC challenges abrogation of Article 370, files petition in SC

14 Sep 2019 | 6:58 AM

FRIDAY: The Jammu and Kashmir People’s Conference (JKPC) has filed a writ petition before the Supreme Court challenging the scrapping of the Article 370 through Presidential orders and has termed it an “illegal and unconstitutional exercise” by the Central government.

Communication clampdown frustrates youth in Valley

14 Sep 2019 | 6:58 AM

SRINAGAR: On August 5 midnight, 25-year-old Midhat Nisar used her mobile phone for the last time.

Telecom sector suffers loss of Rs 90 cr in 1 month

14 Sep 2019 | 6:58 AM

JAMMU: The telecom sector of Jammu and Kashmir has lost more than Rs 90 crore in last one month, as the mobile Internet services have been snapped across the state and calling has also been barred in Kashmir valley since August 5—the day Article 370 was abrogated.

2 floodlights fall at Parade stadium before opening

2 floodlights fall at Parade stadium before opening

14 Sep 2019 | 6:58 AM

JAMMU: A day before the formal inauguration, two of the 12 newly installed floodlight towers collapsed at Mini Sports Stadium, Parade, here on Friday.

More petrol consumed than diesel since Aug 5

14 Sep 2019 | 6:58 AM

SRINAGAR: The continued lockdown, restrictions and communication blockade for the past 39 days has led to more consumption of petrol as compared to diesel as public transport has been off the roads since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5.

Except old city, restrictions in Valley lifted

Except old city, restrictions in Valley lifted

14 Sep 2019 | 6:58 AM

SRINAGAR: Restrictions remained in place in parts of the old city and Hazratbal areas amid fears of protests following the Friday prayers.

Guv orders inquiry into Roshni Act irregularities

14 Sep 2019 | 6:58 AM

JAMMU: In a far-reaching decision, Governor Satya Pal Malik today ordered that all matters relating to the irregularities or fraudulent implementation of the Jammu and Kashmir State Lands (Vesting of Ownership to Occupants) Act, 2001 be investigated in detail by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).

Panel formed for apportionment of state assets

14 Sep 2019 | 6:58 AM

JAMMU: The Governor’s administration on Thursday constituted a high-level committee for apportionment of assets belonging to the Jammu and Kashmir but situated outside the state.

Rifle snatched from PSO of PDP dist chief in Kishtwar

14 Sep 2019 | 6:58 AM

DODA: Terror is again haunting Kishtwar town as some suspected militants today snatched an Insas rifle from a personal security officer (PSO) of PDP district president of Kishtwar.

Display your talent event begins at Jammu varsity

Display your talent event begins at Jammu varsity

14 Sep 2019 | 6:58 AM

JAMMU: ‘RangTrang-Display Your Talent 2019’, an annual feature of the Department of Students Welfare, University of Jammu, was declared open today.

SMVDU holds talk on drug menace

14 Sep 2019 | 6:58 AM

JAMMU: To create awareness about drug menace in society, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra, organised a talk by Sujith Kumar, DIG, Udhampur-Reasi Range, where he addressed the students of the university on the subject "Awareness about the menace of drugs".

Smart traffic system lies defunct

Smart traffic system lies defunct

14 Sep 2019 | 6:58 AM

JAMMU: The much-hyped intelligent traffic management system (ITMS) installed in Jammu to streamline traffic movement remains non-functional in most parts of the city.

JMC under fire for ‘non-performance’

JMC under fire for ‘non-performance’

14 Sep 2019 | 6:58 AM

JAMMU: With Urban Local Bodies Department (ULBs) in the state about to complete a year, the BJP-led Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) has come under the fire for its alleged non-performance and failure to address the grievances of people.

Guv orders ACB probe into illegal land grabbing by misusing law

Guv orders ACB probe into illegal land grabbing by misusing law

13 Sep 2019 | 10:34 PM

SRINAGAR: J&K Governor Satya Pal Mailk has ordered an ACB probe into alleged instances of cornering high-value prime land in Jammu and Srinagar cities by misusing a now-repealed law.

It's for India, Pak to find lasting solution to Kashmir: Boris Johnson

It's for India, Pak to find lasting solution to Kashmir: Boris Johnson

13 Sep 2019 | 10:02 PM

LONDON:British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said stressing that it is for India and Pakistan to find a lasting solution to the Kashmir issue in accordance with the wishes of the Kashmiri people.

Curfew in Kishtwar after rifle is snatched from PDP leader’s PSO

Curfew in Kishtwar after rifle is snatched from PDP leader’s PSO

13 Sep 2019 | 5:12 PM

DODA: Curfew was imposed in Kishtwar town after an Insas rifle was snatched from the PSO of a PDP leader on Friday morning. A search operation was initiated and curfew imposed in the town.

Northern Army Commander reviews security situation in Kashmir

Northern Army Commander reviews security situation in Kashmir

13 Sep 2019 | 12:22 PM

UDHAMPUR: The General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, on Friday visited the Kashmir Valley to review the prevailing security situation in the region.

  • SpectrumRise of the turbaned hero

    Rise of the turbaned hero

    NEEDED: Sacred Games-2 may have left many of its diehard fans not too happy with the climax, but audience, especially in North India, must be tickled pink at the depiction of its lead protagonist, a turbaned Sikh hero being played by Saif Ali Khan.

  • The painter-prince

    Monbijou is the name of a castle and a palace in Germany that was once located in the central part of Berlin.

  • A mammoth effort

    At first glance, it seems like a bright smudge on the canvas with no meaning to it.

    more Spectrum...
    Dive deep into adventureScuba Diving

    Dive deep into adventure

    11 Sep 2019 | 8:02 AM
    Analyse your chancesFuture Ready: X Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

    Analyse your chances

    11 Sep 2019 | 8:02 AM
    more Jobs & Careers...