Author Archives: State Observer

“EVM Is A Chor Machine”: Farooq Abdullah At Huge Opposition Get-Together In Kolkata


KOLKATA:  At Mamata Banerjee’s massive show of opposition strength in Kolkata ahead of the upcoming national election, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah insisted on the return of the ballot paper for a fair selection process. Calling the electronic voting machine (EVM) a “thief”, the National Conference leader said no country in the world uses this machine. “EVM is a chor machine. ...

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PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti seeks release of separatist leader Shahid-ul-Islam on ‘humanitarian grounds’


Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Chief Minister and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti, on Saturday, demanded the release of separatist leader Shahid-ul-Islam on ‘humanitarian grounds’. Citing that Islam’s wife is unwell, Mufti urged Home Minister Rajnath Singh that he be released from the National Investigation Agency’s (NIA) custody on humanitarian grounds. Mufti spoke to Rajnath Singh and urged for Islam’s ...

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NC Committed To ‘Regional Autonomy’: Farooq


JAMMU — National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Friday reiterated that his party was committed to regional autonomy in Jammu and Kashmir, saying it will assuage the urges and aspirations of the people of all the regions “On being given absolute majority in the ensuing elections, National Conference will bring legislation in the first assembly session with regard to regional ...

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Now DCs Asked To Ensure Employees Attend Jan 26 Functions


SRINAGAR — The governor administration has asked all Deputy Commissioners, all the officers, officials and employees of their respective districts to attend the 26 January function as a part of their official duty. In an order issued here, the government has asked the deputy commissioners to make all the necessary arrangements in their respective districts and ensure that the 26th January ...

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JRL Calls For Strike On Massacre Anniversaries


SRINAGAR — The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Friday called for shutdown in Gaw Kadal, Handwara and Kupwara to mark the anniversaries of three massacres that took place in January 1990 in these areas. The JRL comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik, in a joint statement asked people to observe complete shutdown in Gawkadal, Basant Bagh, ...

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‘Inhuman’: Mirwaiz On Army 2018 ‘Remarkable’ Year Remarks


SRINAGAR —  Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday described army commander’s statement that 2018 was a remarkable year for them in Kashmir as they killed over 250 militants as extremely “unfortunate and inhuman.” “it is strange that a well trained armed  force meant to fight another well trained armed force is celebrating and patting its back on killing ...

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Avalanche Buries Ten In Ladakh, 5 Bodies Recovered

Srinagar: Ten people travelling in two tippers were swept away by an avalanche in Khardungla Top area of the Ladakh’s  Leh district on Friday morning. Five bodies have been recovered while as many others are feared dead and rescue operation would be resumed on Saturday morning after it was suspended due to darkness on Friday evening. An official said that the ...

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2 women attempt to trek to Sabarimala temple, return back to base after police warning


Thiruvananthapuram: Two women, who attempted to trek to Sabarimala temple on Saturday, returned back to the base after police warned them about protesters. The women, Reshma and Shalina, reached the Nilakkal base camp early in the day and started trekking. They turned back after police warned them about the protesters, who had gathered in Pamba. The duo had attempted to ...

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Kashmir University cancels exams after heavy snowfall in Valley


Srinagar, January 19: Kashmir University has canceled all examinations that were scheduled to be held on Saturday after heavy snowfall in the Valley. The weather office has forecast more snow for the next three days. “A western disturbance (WD) is presently active over the state under whose influence moderate to heavy snowfall is likely to occur in the valley till January ...

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