Omar bats for review of AFSPA

Jehlum Post News Network|Srinagar | July 24, 2014|Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday rued the delay in the withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the state, saying the "goalpost"

Pak says, grant of MFN to India on the ‘Anvil’

altJehlum Post News Network|Sajjad Hussain, Islamabad | July 24, 2014|Pakistan Thursday said it would resume the process to strengthen trade ties with India including granting MFN status once the dialogue process gets underway here next month. "On MFN, Pakistan and India have been engaged in a series of discussions to normalise bilateral trade between the two countries. Our Commerce Ministry has been playing a leading role and useful work has been done on the basis of mutuality of benefit," Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said.

Geelani reiterates importance of UNO role in ‘Kashmir’

altJehlum Post News|Srinagar| July 24, 2014| Terming the UNO an Important contact link between the countries of the world, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani Thursday said that its role with regarding to the Kashmir dispute is a historical fact and it can neither be neglected nor can it be termed unnecessary. Terming the closure of UN office in Delhi as stupidity of the new government of India, he said that reality can’t be changed by turning the face away from it. The pro-freedom leader of Kashmir said that if during the last 67 years, no progress were made with regarding to the resolution of the Kashmir issue but the UNO still provides a strong base for the peaceful, democratic and practicable solution of this issue and

Governor greets people on Jumat-ul-Vida

Jehlum Post News|Srinagar| July 24, 2014| N. N. Vohra, Governor, Thursday conveyed his warm greetings to the people on the occasion of Jumat-ul-Vida and expressed the hope that this auspicious occasion would be a harbinger of communal

Impending J&K polls may see increase 'Infiltration’

Jehlum Post News Network|New Delhi | July 24, 2014| With Assembly polls scheduled in Jammu and Kashmir for later this year, infiltration attempts from across the border are expected to increase, a top security official Thursday said.

Mirwaiz: Continuance of AFSPA travesty of justice

altJehlum Post News| Srinagar| July 24, 2014| Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday ridiculed government of India over the reports wherein it stated that time is not appropriate for AFSPA revocation in Jammu and Kashmir. Taking to local news agency, Mirwaiz said that under a ‘conspiracy’, people in Kashmir are being ‘tortured’ with the use of these draconian laws. The Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman stated that the consensus has been evolved over suppressing the people of Kashmir under the shadow of draconian laws like AFSPA.

Justice (retd) Koul submits report on Shopian CRPF killings

Jehlum Post News Network|Srinagar | July 24, 2014 |One-man commission headed by Justice (retd) M L Koul has submitted its report on the killing of five persons allegedly in CRPF firing in two separate incidents in Shopian district of Kashmir last year.

Goa Minister: Modi will realize dream of India as ‘Hindu Rashtra’

Jehlum Post News Network|Panaji | July 24, 2014 |Days after his minister brother triggered a controversy by demanding a ban on wearing bikinis on Goa's beaches, Cooperation Minister Dipak Dhavalikar Thursday appeared to have waded into another,

Drabu slams ‘Empty Govt Coffers’ says, where has all the money gone?

altJehlum Post News|Srinagar| July 23, 2014| Expressing deep concern at the financial crisis facing the state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Wednesday said the Omar Abdullah government is pushing Jammu & Kashmir into a virtual financial emergency through its inefficient governance and politically motivated commitments. Responding to the newspaper reports, party leader and noted economist Haseeb Drabu, said in a statement the market borrowing of rupees 300 crores by the state government reflects not just liquidity deficit but an acute fiscal crisis. He said:“It is a mismatch between revenues and expenditures; revenue inflows

Badal: Sikhs won't tolerate interference in religious affairs

altJPNN| Chandigarh | July 22, 2014|Different Sikh leaders met here today and expressed their willingness to participate in the "movement" to defeat Congress-led Haryana government's "conspiracy to divide and weaken" the community.The meeting was organised against the backdrop of Haryana government notifying the Haryana Sikh Gurdwaras (Management) Bill, 2014, passed by the state Assembly, despite protests from the Sikh community and directions from the Centre.Addressing the gathering, Punjab Chief Minister and SAD patron, Parkash Singh Badal

Omar: Our govt’s focus on education yielding brilliant results

altAccessibility of students to science, technology a must|Jehlum Post News|Srinagar| July 21, 2014|Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Monday said that accessibility of students to subjects of advanced science and technology with highest market-prospects can be achieved by building the educational faculties in the state universities as per modern requirements and at par with the reputed higher educational institutions of the country. Omar Abdullah said that the focus of the Government during the last over five years has been on the expansion

Sushma Swaraj: India’s Palestine policy has not changed

altJPNN|New Delhi | Jul 21, 2014|Asserting that India's policy on Palestine issue remains unchanged, government today refused to take sides over the Gaza conflict as it said Israel and Palestine should have peace talks and forestalled a resolution in Rajya Sabha which was demanded by the opposition. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said the House should not be divided but send out a joint message that wherever there is violence, it is condemnable and both Israel and Palestine should accept Egypt's offer of peace talks.She was replying to a short-duration debate on Gaza situation during which

NC, Cong decide to go alone in J&K Assembly polls

altaltJPNN|Srinagar | Jammu | July 20, 2014|The NC-Congress coalition in Jammu and Kashmir today hit the rocks as the two parties announced that they will go it alone in the Assembly polls in the state due later this year. Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ambika Soni and Saifuddin Soz announced in Jammu that the party

Jayalalithaa opposes Sanskrit week celebrations in schools

altJPNN|Chennai | July 19, 2014|Taking strong exception to CBSE's Sanskrit Week celebrations in schools under its ambit next month, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today said it would be appropriate to have organised a 'Classical Language Week' in each state based on its linguistic heritage.As per the communication sent by the Ministry of HRD, while the celebrations would be conducted by CBSE, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) and National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) in all states between August 7 and 13, state Governments

181 bodies recovered from MH17 crash

JPNN|Kuala Lumpur | Kiev | July 18, 2014|Rescue workers have so far recovered 181 bodies scattered over a vast area in eastern Ukraine even as pro-Russia rebels today said they have recovered the black boxes from the wreckage of the

Omar: Mufti’s using slush funds for elections

PDP’s dirty dept tricks at work collusively to defeat public interest| Jehlum Post News|Charar-e-Sharief| July 17, 2014| Chief altMinister, Omar Abdullah who is also Working President, National Conference Thursday said that PDP is out to attempt tilting the Assembly Elections in its favour by applying corrupt means. He said PDP has clandestine plan to utilize ill-gotten money to buy the support of people as has been done by this party in the recently concluded Parliament Elections. “PDP received huge sums from its mentors to buy support of people in the Lok Sabha Elections and the party is planning to apply same tactics in the Assembly

CM sanctions ex-gratia relief for accident victims

Jehlum Post News|Srinagar| July 17, 2014| Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Thursday sanctioned ex-gratia relief of Rupees one lakh each for the deceased in the two accidents in Srinagar and Kishtwar yesterday claiming 15 human lives reportedly.

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