National Conference (NC), which has two MPs, on Tuesday authorised its president Omar Abdullah to take a decision on the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s trust vote slated for July 22. Mr Abdullah already had a meeting with external affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee last week but remained non-committal over the party’s stand on the trust vote
Calm rules in J&K for the last one week after the state govt fell and N N Vohra took charge as the governor of the most sensitive state.
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad resigned on Monday without facing a trust vote in the assembly.
Amid expectations of governor’s rule in J&K, chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has offered to prove his majority on the floor of the House. Raj Bhawan has asked him prove his majority by next Monday.
As the strife-ridden J&K is busy preparing for October assembly elections, defence minister A K Antony said certain forces within and outside the state will make efforts to thwart the exercise.
India and Pakistan are likely to announce a slew of CBMs, specific to J&K, later this month when Islamabad’s foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi flies in with a high-level delegation.
Finally, the Jammu and Kashmir government has given in to pressure from transporters and has increased passenger fares and freight by 14%.
At least in three of the 12 cases, courts have restored immovable properties and other assets that the J&K government had taken over under stringent anti-corruption law.
Hydropower utility NHPC will join hands with J&K’s state-owned Power Development Corporation (JKPDC) to form a company for setting up three power projects on Chenab
Reports quoting security officials appearing in a section of the vernacular media suggested that around 100 militants have entered into J&K and are staying in forests close to the LoC.
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