Author Archives: State Observer

Govt to distribute 20000 qtls of additional food-grains for Muharram


Srinagar, Sept 19: Keeping Muharram arrangements in mind, Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA), and Information Department Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today directed for distribution of additional 20000 quintals of food grains among consumers, especially in Shia inhabited areas. The Minister issued the instructions during a departmental review meeting. Speaking during the meeting, the Minister said that people, especially ...

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DySP lynching case: In a first, JKLF chief Yasin Malik petitions SHRC, seeks parallel probe

Srinagar, Sept 19: For the first time in the past 27 years, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik on Monday approached the State Human Rights Commission and sought a parallel probe into the lynching of DySP Muhammad Ayub Pandit. Malik said those arrested for being involved in the murder of police officer met him in central jail ...

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Officer who probed Gujarat riot cases named NIA chief


New Delhi, Sept 19: Senior IPS officer Y C Modi, who was part of the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team that probed the 2002 Gujarat riot cases, was on Monday named chief of the National Investigation Agency. The federal probe agency is tasked with probing terrorism and terror-financing related cases. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved Modi’s appointment as ...

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New Delhi-bound Indigo flight makes ‘emergency return’ to Srinagar Airport


Srinagar, Sept 19: flight of Indigo airlines on Monday had to make an emergency return to Srinagar International Airport soon after taking off due to “technical problem.” Sources said the New Delhi bound Indigo flight 6E-694 made an emergency return to the minutes after it took off from the Srinagar Airport. However, authorities downplayed the issue claiming it was not an ...

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Extravagance in Kashmiri marriages a dangerous trend, un-Islamic: Mirwaiz


Srinagar, Sept 18: Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema patron Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Monday expressed concern over the growing social evils in the Kashmiri society stating that each one of us is morally duty bound to contribute in shaping a healthy society and saving it from deterioration. In a statement, terming the extravaganza in Kashmiri marriages and other related functions a dangerous menace which ...

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Centers Affidavit on Rohangi Refugees in Supreme Court unfortunate: Er Rasheed


Srinagar, Sept 18: Expressing deep concern on the contents of affidavit filed by central Govt before the Supreme Court over Rohangi refugees, AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Er Rasheed has appealed central Govt to reconsider its decision of informing Supreme Court that these refugees are a threat for India’s security. While interacting with various deputations in Handwara and Langate today Er ...

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Entry of non-local labourers, strangers banned into Gandoh as ‘mysterious’ braid chopping incidents continue


Srinagar, Sept 18: Authorities in Gandoh tehsil of Doda district in Chenab valley have temporarily banned the entry of outside labourers and the gathering of more than five persons by imposing the Section 144 to “prevent” braid-chopping incidents in the area. Sub-divisional magistrate, Gandoh Dil Mir Choudhary ordered an immediate two-month ban on the entry of outside labourers and strangers and ...

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Centre’s Rohingya decision in nation’s interest: Rijiju


New Delhi, Sept 18: Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Monday said the government’s stand to deport Rohingya refugees was in the nation’s interest. “It is a sensitive matter. Whatever government will do, will be in nation’s interest,” Rijiju told reporters ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on Rohingya Muslims who have fled from Myanmar and a large ...

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Manmohan Singh-led Congress delegation concludes Kashmir visit


Srinagar, Sept 18: A Congress delegation, led by former prime minister Manmohan Singh, concluded its two-day visit to Kashmir on Sunday, after holding discussions on the current situation in the valley with a large number of delegations representing a cross-section of society. The party’s ‘policy planning group on J-K affairs’ returned to New Delhi on Sunday afternoon after two days of ...

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Kashmiris demand UN intervention for peaceful resolution of K-issue, Geelani writes to UN chief


Srinagar, Sept 18: Ahead of the General Session of the United Nations in Geneva, octogenarian Hurriyat patriarch Syed Ali Geelani has written a letter to the world body. In the interest of our readers, here are the contents of the letter, verbatim: His Excellency, The Secretary General United Nations Organization New York, USA. Your Highness I hope that you are familiar ...

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