PM Modi: Poison of casteism and passion of communalism have no place in India


altJPNN/New Delhi/Aug 15, 2015 / Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his customary Independence Day address, Saturday asserted that the frenzy of communalism or the poison of casteism have no place in India but did not announce any major scheme unlike last time as he answered criticism on fighting corruption. In his 85-minute speech from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort, he referred to the major issue facing his government -- 'One-Rank, One-Pension' (OROP) -- on which he said the government has accepted in principle.But he stopped short of announcing acceptance

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altJehlum Post News/Srinagar/Aug 12, 2015/The State Vigilance Commission convened a meeting to review the preventive vigilance system and pending corruption complaints of the Power Development Department. It was decided that 258 vigilance complaints under enquiry with PDD shall be completed within 45 days. Further, to improve the enforcement of preventive vigilance, it was decided that the Departmental Vigilance Officers (DVO’s) in respect of all engineering departments, henceforth, shall be the concerned Superintending Engineer of the district, instead of an Executive Engineer.The Commission directed that e-tendering for works and procurement should be strictly enforced and any wrong tender filed should be rejected without entertaining any undue representations. Besides, procurement of material on exorbitant rates on the pretext of emergency be avoided.

Mufti allocation of higher funds to poor cancer patients a must.Flags off 70 ambulances, vaccination vans under NHM

altJehlum Post News / Srinagar/ August 12, 2015/In order to make expensive medical treatment affordable for patients suffering from terminal diseases like cancer, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Wednesday announced substantial hike in allocation under the corpus of revolving fund created for the purpose. The Chief Minister had sanctioned a revolving fund for cancer patients during the District Development Board meeting of Srinagar and announced 1 crore each for SKIMS Soura and Jammu Medical College respectively so that poor patients can be provided instant financial assistance for treatment. Mufti Sayeed was speaking at a function organized to flag off 70 ambulances and vaccination vans, procured under National Health Mission (NHM), at SKICC.

India UNSC setback, US, Russia, China oppose reform talks

altJehlum Post News Network/United Nations /Yoshita Singh /Aug 12, 2015/In a setback to India's bid for a permanent seat in an expanded UN Security Council, the US, along with Russia and China, Wednesday opposed negotiations to reform the powerful UN body, refusing to contribute to a text that will form the basis for the long-drawn reform process.  UN General Assembly President Sam Kutesa achieved a breakthrough of sorts by circulating a text to UN members that will form the basis for the negotiations on the reform of the Security Council.

Mirwaiz: Observe complete shutdown on August 15th

altJehlum Post News/ Srinagar/ August 12, 2015/ Appealing people to observe complete strike on the eve of Indian Independence Day on August 15, Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Dr Molvi Muhammad Umar Farooq Wednesday asked Kashmiris to protest the Indian atrocities aimed to suppress the freedom struggle of Kashmir besides showing complete commitment and resolve towards the movement. He said Hurriyat was not against the of Independence celebrations and progress of any country, adding, however, the peace and prosperity in the region could only be achieved if Kashmir issue is resolved according to the wishes and aspirations of Kashmir. Mirwaiz stated that India

CM directs officials to facilitate ‘Haj Pilgrims’

altJehlum Post News / Srinagar/ August 12, 2015/ In order to facilitate Haj pilgrims from Jammu & Kashmir upon their arrival in Saudi Arabia, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Wednesday issued directions for deputation of Secretary Revenue to Medina Munawarah, to personally oversee the arrangements made by the State Haj Committee. Apart from day-to-day coordination, the Revenue Secretary, who is also the Administrative Secretary for Haj & Auqaf, will liaise with Haj Committee of India and Saudi Government to ensure hassle-free customs and immigration clearance of the Hajis and fool-proof arrangements made for proper boarding and lodging in the holy cities of Makkah Sharief

‘Flood Fury’ day Sept 7th to be ‘Revival Day’

Jehlum Post News/Srinagar/Augest 12, 2015/Minister for Education, Nayeem Akhtar Wednesday said that September 7 shall be observed as a ‘Revival Day’ to commemorate the first anniversary of the devastating floods that hit the State September last. “The day will mark the spirit of revival, community volunteerism,

Yakub Memon hanged

altJPNN/ Mumbai/ New Delhi/ July 30, 2015/Relatives of Yakub Memon, a convict in the trial of the 1993 Mumbai bombings, walk out of the court after meeting Memon at a special court in Mumbai July 27, 2007. India hanged Yakub Memon on Thursday for his role in the country's deadliest bombings, which killed at least 257 people in Mumbai in 1993, after the Supreme Court rejected a desperate overnight plea to delay his execution.

Kalam buried in his native home town Rameswaram amid a billion sighs

JPNN/ Rameswaram| (TN) / Jul 30, 2015/ The mortal remains of former President A P J Abdul Kalam, who died on Monday, were taken from his ancestral house to the local mosque ahead of the funeral as thousands

Obama lauds Kalam’s exceptional genius.Says, he earned esteem at home and abroad

altJPNN/ Washington/ July 29, 2015 /U.S. President Barack Obama has condoled the death of former Indian president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam describing him as an advocate for stronger US-India relations, and who worked to deepen the two countries’ space cooperation. “A scientist and statesman, Kalam rose from humble beginnings to become one of India’s most accomplished leaders, earning esteem at home and abroad,” he said in a statement on Tuesday. Extending his “deepest condolences to the people of India” on behalf of the American people, Mr. Obama noted Kalam’s “tenure as India’s 11th president witnessed unprecedented growth in U.S.-India ties”.

DGP reviews security measures

altJehlum Post News/Srinagar/July 29 , 2015/Calling for close coordination among all security agencies to maintain continuous vigil on the activities of anti-national elements, Director General of Police (DGP), K. Rajendra Kumar has said that greater synergy among the agencies is must for ensuring peace and security in the State. Rajendra was chairing police officers meetings during his visit to North Kashmir districts of Baramulla and Bandipore Wednesday, attended by IGP Kashmir, SJM Gillani, Range Dy. Inspector General of Police and all district police officers including Sub-divisional police officers of these districts.Reviewing the law and order, security scenario

Naeem personally checks working of city schools

altJehlum Post News/Srinaga/July 29, 2015/ Minister for Education Naeem Akhtar, Wednesday said that various new concepts have been introduced over the past few months to give new direction to the education system in the State. He said the concept of Model Schools is a part of the same initiative. The Minister stated this while on a visit to Middle School Kothibagh, which has already been included in the Higher Secondary School, Kothibagh cluster under the Model School concept. During the visit the Minister, interacted with the students

Khandey reviews BADP implementation in J&K

altJehlum Post News/Srinagar/July 29, 2015/The State Level Screening Committee on BADP (Border Area Development Programme) headed by Chief Secretary, Iqbal Khandey Wednesday reviewed the implementation of the Programme in the State. The Committee besides approving Annual Action Plan of 147.20 Crore for 2015-16 also reviewed the physical and financial progress under Annual Action Plan 2014-15 including submission of UCs of previous years. While Chief Secretary underscored the need to respect the timelines, he said any new project taken up under BADP should be completed within three years.

Kasuri: UPA was close to Indo-Pak ‘framework’ on Kashmir

altJPNN/ New Delhi/July 27, 2015/ India and Pakistan were about to reach a "framework" on Kashmir during UPA rule and both sides even had decided not to proclaim "victory" post the announcement, former Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Kasuri said Monday. "We were about to reach a solution on Kashmir, a framework. Solution could only be arrived at by cabinets and Parliament. We could only provide a framework. But we were trying to deliver something. I will give the details in my book to be published later this year," Kasuri said. Speaking during a discussion on 'Improving Indo-Pak relations' , Kasuri said it was the outcome

Omar: Punjab attack similar to Jammu attacks

altJehlum Post News/Srinagar/ July 27, 2015/ The terrorist attack in Punjab is "eerily similar" to attacks in the border belt of Jammu, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah tweeted on Monday. "Will be very interested to see what emerges about the identity of the terrorists involved in the Gurdaspur attack this morning," tweeted Mr Abdullah after militants stormed a police station in Punjab's Dinanagar town. "The timing of the attack, methodology and location are all eerily similar to attacks in the border belt of Jammu," he said in another tweet. "Where the heck are the bulletproof jackets and helmets?

CM condemns Gurdaspur terror attacks

altJehlum Post News/Srinagar/ July 27, 2015/Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, has expressed shock and grief over the terror attacks that took place in Gurdaspur district of Punjab Monday in which eight persons were killed and several others got injured. Condemning the attack, the Chief Minister called for greater cooperation and sharing of information between the states to counter such incidents in future which threaten the safety and security of the innocent people. Extending his support to Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister of Punjab, in this hour of grief, Mufti Sayeed said his prayers are with the families of those who lost their dear ones in the attack. The Chief Minister conveyed

Vyapam Scam: Supreme Court orders CBI probe

altJPNN/New Delhi /Jul 09, 2015/The Supreme Court today ordered a CBI probe into the massive admission and recruitment scam in Madhya Pradesh as more skeletons tumbled out of the Vyapam cupboard with the death of yet another witness coming to light.The Supreme Court, while directing CBI to probe all cases of the Vyapam scam and alleged deaths of persons related to it, also and issued notices to the Centre and the state on a plea seeking Governor Ramnaresh Yadav's removal

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