110 seats to Gupkar Alliance, 75 to BJP, 50 to Independents

110 seats to Gupkar Alliance, 75 to BJP, 50 to Independents

Srinagar: Except for Drugmalla constituency in Kupwara district and Hajin-A constituency in Bandipora district, results of 278 of the 280 DDC seats in J&K were declared on Wednesday. The People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) won the maximum seats at 110, the BJP won the majority of seats in Jammu region at 72, and Independents […]

Modi govt doing everything to restore grassroots democracy in JK: Shah

Modi govt doing everything to restore grassroots democracy in JK: Shah

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday hailed the recent conclusion of the District Development Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir and said the Modi government is doing everything to restore the grassroots democracy in the union territory. In a series of tweets, Shah also thanked the people of Jammu and Kashmir […]

Fight me politically rather than using state machinery: Mehbooba to BJP

Fight me politically rather than using state machinery: Mehbooba to BJP

Srinagar: A day after The People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), an amalgam of six political parties fighting for restoration of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, bagged majority of seats in District Development Council (DDC) elections, its key leader Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday slammed the BJP for deploying coercive methods to handle opposition. Addressing a […]

If democracy has won, then listen to it: Omar to GoI

If democracy has won, then listen to it: Omar to GoI

Srinagar: The Government of India (GoI) should listen to the people’s voice against the abrogation of Article 370 since it has itself termed the DDC polls as a victory of democracy, National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah said on Wednesday. Addressing party workers at NC headquarters Nawa-i-Subah, he said the people have made clear their […]

I bow only before God: Farooq pours contempt on BJP

I bow only before God: Farooq pours contempt on BJP

Srinagar: National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah, who is facing an ED probe into the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) money-laundering case, asserted on Wednesday that he will not bow before anyone. Addressing party workers at the NC headquarters, Nawa-i-Subah, a day after the results of the DDC polls were announced, Abdullah, in an […]

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Consumerism is an ideology whose essential attribute is to advance, promote and safeguard the interests of consumers. The credo of consumerism aims to protect consumers from any sort of exploitation. It is this principle which has influenced the enacting of various consumer protection laws in India. The Consumer Protection Act is regarded by many as […]

Gupkar Alliance rejects govt clarification, says land laws aimed at ‘demographic change’

Gupkar Alliance rejects govt clarification, says land laws aimed at ‘demographic change’

Srinagar: The People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) on Tuesday rejected the government’s assertion that the bulk of the agricultural land will not be transferred to people from outside Jammu and Kashmir. The PAGD termed the earlier land laws of Jammu and Kashmir the most progressive, pro-people and pro-farmer in the entire Indian subcontinent. “PAGD […]

J&K, Ladakh outrightly reject new laws: NC

J&K, Ladakh outrightly reject new laws: NC

Srinagar: National Conference (NC) on Tuesday said that the government’s clarification on new land laws is just a smoke screen aimed to mollify the tide which is turning against them across Jammu and Kashmir. “The government is guilty conscious and in a bid to save its face value has come up with a clarification which […]

Congress calls for rollback

Congress calls for rollback

Srinagar: Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) on Tuesday said the government statement on new land laws in Jammu and Kashmir was an attempt to mislead the people and called for rollback of these laws. It questioned the official statement mentioning that bulk of agriculture land will not be transferred to people from outside J&K. “The statement […]

Agricultural land can only be sold to agriculturists within J&K

Agricultural land can only be sold to agriculturists within J&K

More than 90% land cannot be sold to outsiders, Govt assures JAMMU: The J&K Government has repealed 11 land laws that existed in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir and replaced them with a set of modern, progressive and people-friendly provisions, the government spokesperson said on Monday. Principal Secretary, Information, and government spokesman Rohit […]

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