Three Pakistani officials dealing with the Indus Water Treaty will arrive here Sunday to inspect the design and the site of a proposed artificial lake in Jammu. The lake is to be built by using the waters of river Tawi, a tributary of the Chenab, one of three rivers that flow from Jammu and Kashmir [...] Continue reading Pakistan team to visit Jammu Sunday
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Union Home Minister P. Chidamabaram would be visiting Kishtwar, a mountainous district northeast of Jammu, during his two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir beginning Thursday to review the security situation and take stock of the political developments. Chidambaram would be interacting with district level officers of Kishtwar district, tucked in the Himalayas about 200 km [...] Continue reading Chidambaram to visit mountainous areas near Jammu
The long-pending issue of delimitation of parliamentary and assembly constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir has come to the fore with the government-appointed interlocutors promising the state’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders that they will take up the matter with the Election Commission. The matter was raised by leaders of the BJP and Jammu and Kashmir [...] Continue reading Jammu leaders pitch for delimitation of seats
Let us presume for a moment that the government does find the elusive starting point for talks, the crucial question that arises is who does the government talk to and also what does it talk about? Purely in terms of electoral representation, the government should be talking to mainstream political parties. But, they have been [...] Continue reading The situation in Jammu and Kashmir: Beginning the Dialogue – Part II
More than 4.5 lakh Jammu and Kashmir government employees ended their 12-day strike Wednesday following assurances by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah that their demands on salary arrears and retirement age would be met within three months.
Khurshid Alam, president of the Employees’ Joint Action Committee (EJAC), told reporters that the agitation had been suspended following assurances [...] Continue reading Striking Jammu and Kashmir employees return to work