A senior official of the Delimitation Commission will hold a virtual meet with all deputy commissioners of Jammu and Kashmir to discuss various inputs on geographical features of electoral constituencies and the suggestions made by them, sources said on Saturday.
As many as 14 leaders from Jammu and Kashmir, including four former chief ministers of the erstwhile state, have been invited for a meeting that will be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on June 24, officials said on Saturday.
Hours after PDP president Mehbooba Mufti received an invitation from the Centre for talks with Jammu and Kashmir’s regional political parties, her uncle and senior leader of the party, Sartaj Madni was on Saturday released from six-month-long detention.
A police officer was allegedly assaulted by some Army personnel at a checkpoint in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, following which an FIR was registered against them, officials said.
JK Congress president G A Mir on Saturday said his party has not received any invitation from the Centre for participation in a proposed conference of mainstream political parties from the UT in New Delhi next week.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to chair a meeting with all political parties from Jammu and Kashmir on June 24 as part of the Centre’s initiatives to bolster political processes, including holding assembly elections, in the union territory, officials said.
Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha on Friday said that the government will soon take a decision on conducting the annual Amarnath pilgrimage but made it clear that saving people’s lives is its top-most priority.
UN General Assembly on Friday appointed Antonio Guterres as the UN Secretary General for a second term beginning January 1, 2022, days after the powerful Security Council had unanimously recommended his name.
A 35-year-old man was killed on Friday when a dumper driven by him skidded off the road and plunged into a 400-foot-deep gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district, police said.
Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday arrested a man wanted in a seven-year-old liquor smuggling case in Reasi district, officials said.