Basharat gives up before Mehbooba

Basharat gives up before Mehbooba

Srinagar: The political crisis that erupted after the resignation of two PDP ministers is subsiding as one of the disgruntled ministers rejoined the cabinet on Monday. Basharat Bukhari, who lost his revenue and rehabilitation portfolio in PDP-BJP government’s maiden cabinet rejig, assumed the charge of horticulture ministry in the afternoon. However, Information, youth services and […]

Both ministers ‘willing’ to withdraw resignation

Both ministers ‘willing’ to withdraw resignation

Srinagar: The two ministers who resigned from the Mehbooba Mufti-led government on Friday are willing to rejoin the cabinet if their portfolios are changed. The two PDP ministers, Syed Basharat Bukhari and Imran Raza Ansari, resigned hours after the first cabinet rejig in the coalition PDP-BJP government. Ansari, who wields influence on the Shia electorate, […]

MLA bargains for ministry with ‘boycott’ threat

MLA bargains for ministry with ‘boycott’ threat

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party MLA from Noorabad constituency, Abdul Majeed Paddar, on Saturday said that his workers were threatening to boycott the upcoming parliamentary polls in Kashmir if he is not inducted into the cabinet of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. “I had a meeting with my workers at Gandhi Nagar in Jammu. The workers were […]

Qarra joins Congress

Qarra joins Congress

Srinagar: Former Member of Parliament (MP) and founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Tariq Hameed Karra on Saturday joined the Congress party in New Delhi, a move he claimed was made necessary because the PDP-BJP government was implementing the “RSS agenda” in jammu and Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee President GA […]

Resignations follow cabinet reshuffle

Resignations follow cabinet reshuffle

Srinagar: Hours after the cabinet reshuffle, two PDP ministers resigned from the government on Friday. Senior ministers Basharat Bukhari and Imran Ansari resigned soon after MLA Amira Kadal Altaf Bukhari was inducted to the cabinet. Bukhari was divested of his revenue, relief and rehabilitation portfolio and was assigned horticulture, which many claim miffed him. “I […]

Bukhari replaces Naeem as edu min

Bukhari replaces Naeem as edu min

Srinagar: Altaf Bukhari replaced Naeem Akhtar as Minister of Education and Haseeb Drabu was divested of the culture ministry by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in her first expansion and reshuffle of her cabinet on Friday. Naeem Akhtar was made Minister of Public Works, which includes the department of Roads and Buildings (R&B). Abdul Rehman Veeri […]

Hanjura attends meet: Projects agri sector requirements of JK

Hanjura attends meet: Projects agri sector requirements of JK

JAMMU: Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura Thursday attended meeting where he asked New Delhi to give further boost to agriculture sector activities in Jammu and Kashmir. He specially sought Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) for Gurez and Zanaskar and Yak development Centre for Leh to improve agriculture and allied activities in the cold desert […]

Govt to process draft bill that gives police AFSPA-like powers

Govt to process draft bill that gives police AFSPA-like powers

Srinagar: The government has decided to process “for approval of the competent authority” a draft bill that proposes to arm the police with powers similar to those enjoyed by the armed forces in Jammu and Kashmir. The 74-page Jammu and Kashmir Police Draft Bill-2013 had been posted on the Web site of the home department […]

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