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Pakistan should take up Issue of Prisoners at ICJ: PPP Chief

Srinagar, February 03(KMW): Jammu and Kashmir People’s Political Party (PPP) Chief and senior leader, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), Engineer Hilal Ahmad War expressed serious concern over the deteriorated condition of political prisoners particularly youth who are languished in different jails of India.
“The political prisoners have not been provided with the basic amenities under jail manual. The inhuman treatment meted out to prisoners of Kashmir is the sheer violation of Geneva Conventions and fundamental human rights,” said Engineer Hilal Ahmad War.
He further said that the Government of Pakistan being a legitimate party to Kashmir dispute as per UN Plebiscite resolutions is duty bound under International Law to take up the issue of Kashmiri prisoners at International Court of justice or in any International tribunal .
“Our party Chairman, Engineer Hilal War, wasn’t allowed once again to offer Friday prayers on consecutive 33rd Friday in a mosque and was put under house arrest,” said the spokesman.

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New Delhi, January 05: The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced State Assembly Elections in five States on 4th January, 2017. In order to achieve widest possible outreach of information on the election schedules and other ECI guidelines for citizens, an unprecedented effort was made by Press Information Bureau (PIB) and Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) to use Social Media (SM) Platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
The press conference by the ECI was live-streamed on MIB’s YouTube channel, and on the Facebook Pages of PIB, MIB and Facebook India. Important highlights of the announcement were also tweeted LIVE by PIB and MIB, and shared on their Facebook Pages as well.
The actual figures of the reach of the relevant information on the ECI Press Conference the among the Citizens are as follows: (Figures as on 7:00 PM, 4th January, 2017)
Among MIB’s social media accounts, a total of 22 tweets, 5 Facebook and 1 YouTube posts were made on Assembly Election Schedule. On Facebook, the 5 posts achieved a Total Reach of over 5.24 Lakh people, 1,219 Likes and 140 Shares. The ECI press conference was also Live-streamed on Ministry’s Facebook page, which received 12,000 views and reached over 4.95 Lakh people.
Also, a total of 55,127 Impressions were achieved for the 22 tweets made from MIB handle. These were re-tweeted 1,448 times and 550 favourites were achieved. Further, the Live Stream of the ECI Press Conference on YouTube achieved 1,700 views.
Among PIB’s social media accounts, a total of 68 tweets and 10 Facebook posts were made on Assembly Election Schedule. The Facebook posts achieved a total reach of more than 29,700 people, 167 Likes and 46 Shares, while PIB’s tweets resulted in 6.5 lakh impressions (views), 4,140 retweets and 951 favourites, as of now. The live-streaming of the event on PIB’s Facebook page has reached 3.04 lakh people and fetched more than 800 views.
In addition to the above platforms, the ECI press conference was live streamed for the first time on two Facebook pages, namely Facebook India and Government, Politics and Non Profits, which collectively received a massive response with more than 1 Lakh video views and reached over 13 Lakh people on Facebook. The Facebook Live Stream received 6,400 likes and 624 shares. (Figures as on 7:00 PM, 4th January, 2017)
On Twitter, Top Trending Hashtags throughout the day were #ElectionCommission, #AssemblyElection, Manipur & Goa, 5 States, Phase2, Uttarakhand and Model Code of Conduct. The maximum potential reach was achieved on the hashtags #ElectionCommission and #AssemblyElection of about 21.2 crores and 20.1 crores of people respectively.

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Srinagar December, 03: A lady died while seven others were injured in different road accidents across the valley.
In Srinagar, a Wagon-R car bearing registration number JK01S/1748 hit and injured an old lady identified as Azi resident of Doodh Mohallah on Fore-Shore road near Doodh Mohallah crossing, Nishat. The injured was shifted to JVC Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. Srinagar police has registered a case in this regard.
In Anantnag, a Wagnor-R car bearing registration number JK03D/4412 met with an accident on Mattan Kheribal road, resulting in injuries to its driver. The injured was shifted to hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, a vehicle bearing registration number JK03C/3784 driven by Ghulam Mohammad Wani resident of Mantipora Chittergul hit and injured a policeman identified as Javaid Ahmad of Police Station Achabal near Achabal Chowk. The injured was shifted to hospital for treatment. Anantnag police has registered cases regarding these accident.
In Awantipora, an Auto Rickshaw bearing registration number JK13C/5169 met with an accident at Kanjinagh, resulting in injuries to five persons. All the injured were shifted to hospital for treatment. Awantipora police has registered a case in this regard.

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NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 27: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who is on a three day visit to the national capital, called on the Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitely today and sought restructuring of credit mechanism in the State in view of the recent turmoil and also expeditious release of funds under Prime Minister’s Development Programme (PMDP).
The Chief Minister informed Mr. Jaitley that there was considerable disruption of business activity in the State during the past four months and entire business community, particularly the small and medium businessmen, had to take a hit because of a minimally low trading.
Mehbooba Mufti requested the Union Finance Minister that in view of such exigent circumstances loan repayment and other credit facilities extended to members of business community in the State be restructured so that they can restart their business activities and do not suffer further.
The Chief Minister also sought timely release of funds under various components of Prime Minister’s Development Programme. She hoped that with this programme the socio-economic profile of the entire State is all set to change, giving the people much needed facilities, particularly in infrastructure, for which they have been craving for long.
Mehbooba Mufti specifically sought release of funds for one time rehabilitation of refugees from West Pakistan and PoK as has been earmarked in the PMDP so that the same could be disbursed among these people at the quickest.
The Chief Minister also requested the Union Finance Minister for arranging funds for funding mega projects in the cities of Jammu and Srinagar which cannot be done under routine planning process. She specifically flagged drinking water supply and metro rail projects for the two cities which if taken up under outside collaboration could rid the two cities of traffic congestion and water scarcity for decades to come.
The Union Finance Minister assured the Chief Minister that his Ministry is aware of the difficulties the State has gone through, particularly during last four months. He assured sympathetic consideration on all issues raised by the Chief Minister.
On the occasion, Mr. Jaitley informed Mehbooba Mufti that Central Government would sponsor all such meritorious students who wish to pursue their higher studies within country and abroad.
Financial Commissioner, Planning & Development and Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, B. B. Vyas was also present on the occasion.

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JAMMU, NOVEMBER 16: Stressing the need for giving major push to rural economy, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today called for devising a model for developing livestock in the State for which she suggested developing breed-specific villages.
Chairing the first ever meeting of the Jammu & Kashmir Animal Welfare Board here this morning, the Chief Minister said livestock and dairy have good potential for employment and asked for devising means to tap this major resource of rural economy. She also asked for dovetailing various schemes like RKVY and other national dairy development schemes in this regard to achieve the desired results.
Minister for Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Abdul Ghani Kohli and Minister of State for Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Mir Zahoor Ahmad were present in the meeting.
Mehbooba Mufti suggested identification of villages, particularly in border areas, to be adopted as milk villages whereby all the facilities of treatment and welfare of livestock besides market support would be made available. This could be done on the lines of saffron village, apple village, basmati village etc. schemes which would not only institutionalize the otherwise routine village activity but also create job opportunities for the rural youth, she observed.
The Chief Minister also advised for linking these villages with cooperative units so that after their successful operationalisation these model villages can be replicated all across the State. She suggested that some portion of funds from the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) of the legislators could be used on such initiative or one village in each constituency can be adopted by respective legislators so that these milk or livestock villages are developed in convergence mode, in a short time and without any major financial hassles.
Mehbooba Mufti asked the concerned Departments to work together to hammer out what needs to be done to address the issues of fodder, livestock health and marketing in these villages for which she asked them to devise a plan of action.
The Chief Minister also enquired about the status of construction of new abattoirs at Srinagar and Jammu and issued strict instructions for maintaining hygiene and cleanliness at these places.
The Chief Minister was informed that Rs 28 crore ultra-modern abattoir at Srinagar and two modern abattoirs at Jammu have been approved by the Centre and work on these would start soon. She urged the concerned Department to expedite the work on these projects.
Earlier, the Chief Minister was briefed about the composition and activities of the board by the concerned officials.
Financial Commissioner, Planning & Development and Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, B B Vyas and Administrative Secretaries of various Departments, Directors of Animal & Sheep Husbandry also attended the meeting.

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