Free Press Journal
  • Himalayan Fake

    So it has been announced that the prize souvenir Sir Edmund Hillary carried home from his yeti expedition is a fake. Since the alleged scalp of the ‘Abominable Snowman’ is nothing of the sort, it may now be presumed that the ‘Abominable Snowman’ himself is a fake—a theory that found widespread acceptance until a two-legged and quite ‘Abominable Snowman’ was  found annexing Tibet not long ago. The final liquidation of the snowman

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    Mehbooba meets Amit Shah amid fresh Kashmir violence

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday met Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah here amid simmering anger in the Kashmir Valley over the death of four civilians during the week in clashes with security forces.

  • PDP-BJP dispensation has lost peoples’ confidence: Omar

    Jammu: Asserting that the PDP-BJP coalition has lost peoples’ confidence, NC leader Omar Abdullah today alleged that the state was “suffering” due to uncertainty over PDP’s leadership, and the administration was in a dilemma as to who was in “real command”.

  • JK minister showers abuses at NC leaders over beef ban issue

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Health Minister Chaudhary Lal Singh has landed himself in another controversy allegedly by abusing opposition National Conference (NC) leaders for submitting a Bill in the legislature seeking revocation of beef ban.

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    Register cases against former corrupt ministers: BJP

    Jammu: The BJP today demanded that cases be lodged against former ministers of the state belonging to the Congress and National Conference against whom there are allegations of corruption. “As there are allegations on more corrupt former ministers belonging to Congress and NC government, all such elements should be booked under law of the land”, BJP State Chief Spokesperson Sunil Sethi told reporters here.

  • Omar attacks Lone for supporting RSS

    Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today attacked Sajad Gani Lone after the separatist-turned-minister in PDP-BJP government stated that he was close to BJP since the times of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Following the Peoples’ Conference leader’s interview to a local daily in which he supported the presence of RSS in Kashmir, Omar attacked the Minister for Science & Technology and Animal Husbandry in PDP-BJP government, over his portfolio.

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    Coalition govt in state has ‘failed’ on all fronts: Congress

    Jammu: Accusing the PDP-BJP coalition government of “failing” on all fronts, the state Congress today said it will “collapse” any time soon. “Where is the government, it does not exist anywhere, it’s the coalition between few people who joined hands for the lust of power. Though we want this government to complete its tenure, but it will collapse at any time,” Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president Ghulam Ahmed Mir told

  • Jammu Kashmir Govt gave Rs 1.73 cr assistance to 3 pvt schools: CAG

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government diverted Rs 1.73 crore special plan assistance from Centre for state-run schools to three private educational institutions in Kashmir and Ladakh regions resulting in “misutilisation” of funds, the Comptroller amd Auditor General said. “The payment of unjustified cash assistance to (three) private schools from out of special plan assistance from Government of India for improvement and upgradation of infrastructure in government schools resulted in misutilisation of Rs 1.73 crores,” Comptroller and Auditor General

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    Kashmir government working on RSS agenda, says Yasin Malik

    Srinagar: Separatist leader Yasin Malik on Wednesday hit out at the Jammu and Kashmir government for denying space to separatists and accused Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed of working in accordance with the RSS.

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    PDP-BJP govt anti-people; will be forced to step down: Congress

    Srinagar: In a scathing attack on the PDP BJP dispensation in the state, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress today said the coalition government would be forced to step down in near future owing to its “anti-people” policies. “The people of Jammu and Kashmir have lost faith in the present regime and I can say it with full confidence that people want change and the day is not far when PDP-BJP coalition will be

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    New Kashmir Government picks up momentum

    Srinagar : With the headquarters of the State Government moving from Jammu to Srinagar, the new government headed by Mufti Mohammed Sayeed is getting closer to the situation on the ground.

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    Jammu Kashmir govt will take action against waving of Pakistan flags

    Jammu: Union Minister Jitendra Singh today condemned the waving of Pakistani flags at Hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s rally and said he was confident that the Mufti Mohammad Sayeed government would rise to the occasion and take steps to ensure such incidents do not recur.

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    Steps afoot for dignified return of Kashmiri Pandits: J-K Min

    Jammu: Calling Kashmir “incomplete” without Kashmiri Pandits, the state government today said that steps were afoot for dignified return of the community to the Valley. “Kashmir is incomplete without Kashmiri Pandits and efforts are afoot for their return with honour and dignity,” state Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura said while speaking at a cultural programme organised by Pir Panchal Organisation of Radio Sharda 90.4 FM.

  • NC’s resolution on NHPC projects passed in LC

    Jammu: In an embarrassment to the PDP-led government in Jammu and Kashmir which was opposing a resolution moved by the opposition National Conference on bringing back power projects from NHPC to state government, it was passed in the Legislative Council today. NC member Qaiser Jamshed Lone moved a resolution in the Council that “this house resolves that all the power projects be returned by NHPC to state government”. Replying to a discussion on

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    Flood alert in Jammu-Kashmir after heavy rains

    Srinagar : The Jammu and Kashmir government issued flood warning following incessant rainfall resulting in rise in water level of Jhelum River. People have moved to higher reaches after water entered few homes in low lying areas of Kashmir. Heavy rainfall has also caused water logging in the state and power supply is down in most parts of Srinagar. However, there has been a respite from rain from the past few hours.

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    Mufti government based on lies: Omar Abdullah

    Jammu: Former Jamu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today hit out at the Mufti government over the issue of its Common Minimum Programme (CMP) and alleged that the BJP-PDP alliance in the state was based on “lies” to “deceive” people. “It is simple that the CMP is a bundle of lies and it is impossible to have faith in this government”, Omar claimed. “The truth is that this alliance is based on

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    Will revoke AFSPA after taking Army on board: Mufti Sayeed

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed today said his government will proceed with phased removal of AFSPA after consulting the Army as they have aired their apprehension over it. Mufti said that he cannot scrap AFSPA, which gives immunity from prosecution to the armed forces, in “one go” but assured that it will be removed gradually. “Some areas will be de-notified from Disturbed Areas Act. By gradual process… I cannot

  • Masarat Alam

    Oppn targets Govt over reports to release 800 more separatists

    New Delhi: Opposition parties today sought to corner the government over reports that the Jammu and Kashmir government was planning to release 800 more separatists and sought to know if the state’s Governor has mentioned this in his report to the Centre. After Naresh Agarwal (SP) and others raised the issue in Rajya Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said government was ready to respond to any specific case brought to its notice.

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    Masarat Alam’s release aimed to facilitate talks with separatists: PDP

    Jammu: Under attack from its coalition partner BJP over the release of Hurriyat hardliner Masarat Alam, PDP today said the step was taken to facilitate creation of a conducive atmosphere for talks with separatists. “We fully defend the decision of the government to release Alam. The courts have ordered his release and the state government is implementing it,” senior party leader and MLC, Firdous Tak told reporters here.

  • Another fault line: PDP wants Afzal Guru remains returned

    New Delhi :  Just as the BJP was grappling with J&K Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s remarks that Pakistan and the separatist Hurriyat had created an atmosphere conducive for the assembly elections in the state, a group of lawmakers from Mufti’s People’s Democratic Party has demanded that the mortal remains of executed Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru be handed over to his family.

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