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Turning JK Bank into Public Sector Bank; Mehbooba asks Governor to rollback decision without delay Says assault on JK’s special status being made on multiple fronts ‘Governor administration must concentrate on state's day to day functioning’

Kashmir 24X7: Calling for the immediate rollback of the decision taken by State Administrative Council to turn the J&K Bank Ltd into a public-sector bank, former Chief Minister and President Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti has said that the Governor administration is taking such decisions which smack off attempts to fiddle with the basic characters of the state’s special status. The State Administrative Council chaired by Governor Satya Pal Malik on Friday decided to turn the J&K Bank Ltd into a public-sector bank, taking its autonomy away.
The PDP President said that the there are assaults on multiple fronts being launched against Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and the Governor administration is taking away autonomy of institutions that J&K enjoyed. She added that the J&K Bank is part of this game plan and this was the reason PDP came together with NC and Congress to form a government and prevent such interventions.
Mehbooba said the Governor Rule in t…

JK Bank in full administrative, financial control of Government: Constitutional experts Say, “Banks individuality taken away, even lending and buying powers snatched”

KASHMIR 24X7 :Top constitutional experts of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday said that Jammu and Kashmir Bank after its declaration as a public sector bank is now fully in the administrative and financial control of the Jammu and Kashmir government and the authority of the bank chairman has been reduced to the extent of the managing director of a public sector corporation. However they said that a popular government if put in place has the powers to roll back such orders by a simple cabinet decision. Talking to Kashmir News Service (KNS), leading constitutional expert and senior advocate at Jammu and Kashmir High Court Zaffar Ahmad Shah said, “The Jammu and Kashmir Bank after its declaration as a public sector bank by Governor Satya Pal Malik has now come under the complete administrative and financial control of the Jammu and Kashmir government. The chairman of the bank is now like managing director of any public sector corporation of the state government and the government has now the …

Seerat Conference to be held at Mirwaiz Manzil tomorrow

Kashmir 24X7:Mirwaiz will preside over function Jammu Kashmir Awami Action Committee (AAC) as per its tradition this year too is organizing a Seerat conference on 16 Rabi-ul-Awal 1440 Hijri that falls on Sunday, 25 November 2018 from 10:30 am at the party headquarters Mirwaiz Manzil, Rajouri Kadal.During the program, prominent Ulemas and Islamic scholars would threw light on the different aspects of the life of the beloved Prophet (SAW) while the AAC President and Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Dr. Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq will preside over the function and deliver the presidential address.

400 Kashmiris killed by forces this year: JRL Appeal people to hold candle light march on Nov 25

KASHMIR 24X7: The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and incarcerated Muhammad Yasin Malik Saturday strongly condemns the barbarism let loose against the people of Kashmir by government forces. Leadership said that the gruesome killing of civilians Ishfaq Ahmad, a carpenter by profession who was shot dead on spot on mere suspicion of passing by a bunker, and young Muskan Jan pumped with bullets in her abdomen during a protest, wrings at our hearts and deeply grieves the nation. It is extremely sad that GOI has no compunction in allowing such inhumanity to continue by giving unbridled powers to its forces to kill innocent people are day in and out.
Leadership said with these two murders this year alone more than 400 Kashmiri’s have been killed. It clearly reflects that New Delhi believes in a policy of military might to suppress Kashmiris and their aspirations.
Leadership said that the world community has to break its silence in the face o…

Release salaries of teachers as per 7th pay commission, link their salaries with state sector: Qayoom Wani to Govt “Checking the patience of teachers would prove counterproductive for Govt”

KASHMIR24X7: President EJAC, Chairman Teachers Joint Action Committee (TJAC) Ab Qayoom Wani while condemning the unnecessary delay in resolving the 7th pay commission issue of SSA teachers, Head teachers, RMSA masters and head masters and linking of their salaries with state sector besides creation of posts said that it’s a big question mark on the decision of Governor of the state which was publicly announced before the media not less than the Advisor to the Governor Khurshid Ahmad Ganaie along with commissioner secretary education Ajeet Kumar Sahu, Director School Education Kashmir G.N.Itoo and Director Samaghra Tufail Ahmad Matoo. In a statement issued to KNS, Wani said that besides completion of all legal, departmental and financial aspects the government is unnecessarily using delay delaying tactics in releasing 7th pay commission in favour of SSA teachers, Head teachers, RMSA masters and Head masters besides delay in issuing formal orders with regard to linking of salaries with …

Panchayat Polls-2018: Voting to take place at 2773 polling booths in Phase-III 423592 electors to vote for Sarpanch Halqas, 270668 for Panch Wards: CEO

Jammu, Nov 23 : Polling for Phase-III of Panchayat Polls-2018 will be held tomorrow at 2773 polling stations including 918 in Kashmir division and 1855 in Jammu division. The timing for polling is from 8 am to 2 pm.
According to the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shaleen Kabra, 727 polling stations have been categorized as hypersensitive in Phase-III, including 493 in Kashmir division and 234 in Jammu division.
He said 5239 candidates are in the fray in Phase-III for 358 Sarpanch and 1652 Panch seats, while 96 Sarpanchs and 1437 Panchs have been elected unopposed in this Phase.
He said in the areas going to polls in Phase-III, electorate of 423592 will be voting for Sarpanch constituencies while 270668 will be voting for Panch constituencies. “Photo Voter Slips have been distributed among the voters to inform them of their polling station,” he said.
Kabra said in the Phase-I of Panchayat Polls held on 17 November 2018, 74.1% polling was recorded across J&K including 64.5% in Kashm…

Clashes erupt, internet, train services suspended, thousands attend funeral prayers Six militants killed in Bijbehara encounter

Srinagar, Nov 23 : At least six militants affiliated with Hizb and LeT were Friday killed in a gunfight that raged between forces and militants in Shalagul area of Bijbehara area of South Kashmir's Anantnag district.
Police said a cordon and search operation was launched jointly by government forces at the onset of dawn today inside a forest area of Bijbehara following input about the presence of militants.
As the searches were going on, the search party was fired upon by the militants. The fire was retaliated leading to a gunfight in which six militants were killed, police said.
“Incriminating materials including huge quantity of arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. Police has registered a case and initiated investigation in the matter,” police said adding that there was no collateral damage.
Police said that among the six militants, one identified as Azad Ahmad Malik alias Dada of Arwani who was the accused in Rising Kashmir Editor-in-Chief Shujaat Bukhari…

Militant killings trigger clashes in south Kashmir’s Anantnag

The killing of six militants in a gunfight with the government forces on Friday triggered violent protests across the south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
Reports said that people took to streets in Shalgund-Kanelwan village of Dachnipora belt of Bibehara where the gunfight took place earlier today.

A local said that forces resorted to aerial firing on protesters in Khanabal locality of Anantnag town. Further details are awaited. –

JRL calls for valley wide shutdown on Thursday against killing of Hurriyat leader in Anantnag

Srinagar November 20, 2018: In statement JRL said that shocked on hearing the news of martyrdom of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader and District president Islamabad,
Mir Hafizullah early this morning, Joint Resistance Leaders (JRL), Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Dr. Mohammad Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik has expressed grief and strongly condemned this cowardly and barbaric action by the government agencies and called for a complete shutdown on Thursday 22nd November 2018 and peaceful protests after Friday prayers on 23rd November.

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