The J&K government is adding eight new jails to the existing two central jails, seven district jails and three sub-jails.
A net deficit of 5,234 cusecs of water is preventing J&K from irrigating vast swaths of the land that could grow paddy and wheat.
Five policemen have been suspended for their failure in re-arresting a top Hizb-ul-Mujahideen leader after he was set free by a court in south Kashmir’s Anantnag last week.
In a dramatic turn of events that took everybody off guard, Jammu & Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah resigned from his post after former deputy CM and senior PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Beig alleged that Mr Abdullah is involved in the infamous Srinagar sex scandal of 2006.
Justice (retd) Muzaffar Jan’s report, completed in record time, has raised more questions and, by making certain observation, added to the crisis.
As the panel probing the gang rape and murder of two young women in Shopian submitted its report, the Omar Abdullah government had another crisis awaiting it.
For the six-month-old Omar Abdullah government that is grappling with the Shopian crisis in south Kashmir, a new problem emerged in north Kashmir’s Baramulla where police firing which left two dead and many others injured.
Acting swiftly on the interim report on the Shopian incident, filed by Justice (retd) Muzaffar Jan, the state government placed under suspension the services of four police official and a senior forensic science laboratory official.
Chidambaram promises review of Armed Forces Special Powers Act and troop count in state; sets no deadlines.
Union home minister P Chidambaram arrived on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir amid protests by students and government employees over Shopian deaths.
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