Check out the main headlines published in two widely read dailies published in Jammu & Kashmir.
ASSEMBLY POLLS | ‘Special observers’ meet ECI, to visit J&K tomorrow
Three “special observers” appointed by the election commission of India (ECI) are arriving in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday to “assess the ground situation” for holding the assembly polls in the state.
Kashmir’s top clerics and religious scholars Tuesday strongly denounced summoning of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq by the National Investigation Agency and called it a “direct religious interference, which won’t be tolerated”.
3. Kashmir Inc slams NIA summons, JeI ban
Kashmir’s leading trade organisations Tuesday said that any attempt to weaken the socio-religious and political institutions with “motivated accusations” will not be tolerated.
4. Three killed in snow blizzard at Sadhna Top
Three persons died after they were caught in a snow blizzard near Khooni Nallah, Sadhna Top in Kupwara district on Tuesday.
2. For first time, Ombudsman appointed for transparency in functioning of Panchayats
JAMMU, Mar 12: For the first time in Jammu and Kashmir, an Ombudsman has been appointed for investigating charges of corruption and maladministration in the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) and all the cases presently pending before the Government or any other authority including the Special Tribunal will be transferred to the Ombudsman for disposal.
3. Centre approves mobile towers for IB to help border dwellers
JAMMU, Mar 12: In a major decision to check mobile network signals of Pakistan along the International Border (IB) and provide better communication facilities to security personnel deployed on the borders with Pakistan as well as the local people living on the frontiers, the Union Communication Ministry has approved installation of eight mobile towers close to the IB in Hiranagar, Kathua and Samba sectors.
4. MLA’s claims high on development, people say he lacked touch with them
by Avtar Bhat
HIRANAGAR: Part of Kathua district, Hiranagar Assembly segment is known as land of martyrs and warriors which has produced great patriots who laid down their lives for national cause and total integration of J&K with India during the Praja Parishad movement of 1952.
5. EC meets J&K Spl Observers
JAMMU, Mar 12: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora, two Election Commissioners—Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra and other top officials of the Commission today met three Special Observers appointed for Jammu and Kashmir elections and had detailed inter-action with them.
6. HC directs roadmap for rehab of Dal dwellers