J&K Congress asks Mehbooba to desist from making 'provocative', 'irresponsible' remarks on national flag
Saturday, 24 October 2020 Asking former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti to desist from making highly provocative and irresponsible remarks on the national flag, the Congress unit in the Union Territory on Saturday strongly condemned the PDP chief's statement on the tricolour.
Several people, reportedly BJP workers gathered outside PDP office in Jammu to hoist the Indian flag. People were seen trying to hoist the national flag over Jammu and Kashmir's state flag. Three people, claiming to be BJP workers from Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, were on Monday detained...
BJP lashed out at the Congress over the Gupkar alliance in Kashmir. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad demanded that the Congress party should clear its stand on the restoration of Article 370 in the valley. ‘I want to ask Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, do they want restoration of Article 370? Please tell the nation categorically and clearly does the Congress support annulment of pro-people laws?’ Prasad asked. The Minister also asked whether the Congress party supports Farooq Abdullah’s statement on seeking China’s help for restoration of Article 370 and Mehbooba Mufti’s remark on the Indian flag. Prasad said that the Congress will be asked these questions until they clear their stand. ‘Will congress support annulment of all pro-people & pro-poor laws passed by the Parliament following the abrogation of Article 370 in the valley?, Prasad asked. He also lashed out at Mehbooba Mufti over her statement that the Central government had desecrated the constitution to abrogate Article 370 in the valley. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Speaking to ANI in Jammu, State Election Commissioner of JandK, KK Sharma spoke on District Development Council (DDC) elections. He said, "Eight-phase DDC elections to be held from November 28 to December 19. All arrangements including security are reviewed and completed. The remote areas to go to polls in first and second phase of polling." "Health Department engaged to implement COVID guidelines," State Election Commissioner added.
To refresh the mood amid COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of India (GoI) organised cultural event 'Jashan-i-Chilay Kalan' in Srinagar. It was organised by North Zone Cultural Center, Patiala and Ministry of Culture, GoI. The artists from across Kashmir participated in the event. They performed various Kashmiri folk feats and entertained the audience. Event aimed at promoting artists in the valley who are coping up with pandemic. Audience enjoyed and appreciated the efforts of artists in cultural programme.
In a bid to make education system stronger in Jammu and Kashmir, UT administration has started upgrading the educational infrastructure at Government Degree College Bijbehara of Anantnag in South Kashmir. Construction of 11 additional classroom blocks and two common halls are at full swing. The construction work on the ground floor of the block has been completed and shuttering for laying of floor slab on 1st floor is underway. The project work is being executed by PWD RandB department at a cost of Rs 10.31 crore. The project is being funded under the World Bank's Jhelum and Tawi Flood Recovery Project. The students of this degree college hailed the step taken by the UT administration. Although, all educational institutions are closed across Kashmir Valley but the construction work is in full swing as government has eased lockdown restrictions.
The whole world knows Ladakh has become union territory and people of Ladakh have accepted it, said Ladakh BJP president Jamyang Tsering Namgyal on November 14 after Twitter showed Leh as a part of Jammu and Kashmir instead of Ladakh. "I welcome the steps taken by the central government, because after the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of J-K, Twitter should know about the areas and where it is located. Anyone writes anything the decision cannot be changed because whole world knows that Ladakh has become a union territory," Earlier, the government of India has issued notice to Twitter for showing Leh as a part of Jammu and Kashmir instead of Ladakh.
Budding artists in Srinagar joined hands to put up an art exhibition, 'HARUD' in the Valley after relaxations in pandemic induced lockdown. The exhibition, organised in association with Union Territory's tourism department, aimed to promote work of young artists. The two-day exhibition was held at Nigeen club at Srinagar. Art-lovers thronged the exhibition hall in large numbers to boost the morale of the young artists. COVID guidelines were adhered to as people wore masks and maintained social distancing. Young artists demand similar exhibitions more frequently as it will keep them at distance with unpleasant activities. Such events in field of art, painting, photography, calligraphy attract more youngsters.
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