Jammu & Kashmir

  • Govt paves way for all Indians to buy land in J&K
    PAGD flays Centre's move as 'huge betrayal'; 'J&K up for sale,’ says Omar Abdullah    New Delhi, October 27 (IANS):  In a significant move, the Centre has notified the new Land Laws for Jammu & Kashmir. In a gazette notification, the union home ministry has notified this on Monday. It paved way for any Indian to buy land in the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu & Kashmir. The MHA notified what it calls UT of Jammu and Kashmir Reorgani
  • J&K Panchayati Raj Rules amended to pave way for district councils
    Srinagar, October 17 (IANS): The Jammu & Kashmir administration on Saturday amended the J&K Panchayati Raj Rules 1996 to pave the way for establishment of elected District Development Councils in J&K. An official statement said that the J&K Panchayati Raj Rules 1996, have been amended to provide for the establishment of elected district development councils in the Union territory. "The move to have elected third tier of Panchayati Raj institutions marks the i
  • J&K was run like a Ponzi scheme: Chief Secretary
    Srinagar, August 10 (IANS): Governance in Jammu & Kashmir was "badly managed and broken", and there was no system, no rule and no process, J&K Chief Secretary B.V.R. Subrahmanyam has said. The whole political system was captured by feudalism, and Kashmir remained untouched at a time when everything improved in the rest of the country, Subrahmanyam said. Terming the system in the Union territory before 2018 as the "biggest flop", the 1987-batch Chhattisgar
  • Kashmiris feel the pinch as made to pay for suspended period
    A man speaks on the phone after the partial restoration of mobile phone services in Srinagar on October 14. (REUTERS/Danish Ismail)   Srinagar, October 15 (IANS): As Kashmiris continue to celebrate the restoration of their post-paid mobile phones, service providers are having the last laugh with them charging the subscribers for the period when services were suspended in the valley. Ironically, the recharge packs credited by the subscribers to their phones h