Governor briefs President

altJehlum Post News|Jammu| Sep 1, 2014| Shri N. N. Vohra, Governor of J&K, briefed the President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, regarding all important issues relating to the State. The President, on a two day visit to the State, presided over the 14th Convocation of the Jammu University today afternoon.The Governor particularly briefed the President about the obtaining and emerging internal and external security situation, status of various important Socio-economic development schemes and programmes, issues of governance and the challenges facing the education and health sectors.Sh. Vohra also informed Rashtrapati

Prez Mukherjee: Universities should be drivers of innovation

altJammu| Sep 01, 2014|The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee attended the 14th Convocation of University of Jammu today at Jammu.Speaking on the occasion, the President said universities today need to become drivers of innovation. Their focus should be on collaborative relationships with industry and Government. Entrepreneurial activities in the universities could take various forms such as contract research, consultancy, patenting, licensing, spin outs, start-ups, incubating companies etc.

Omar: Success coined, carved by knowledge

altJehlum Post News|Jammu| Sep 01, 2014| Underlining knowledge and its related themes – human and intellectual capital, the key ingredients and yardstick to gauge success in the present world order, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Monday said that the universities and higher educational institutions and young intellectual vanguard are the crucibles of change towards holistic development.Addressing the distinguished gathering of scholars, faculty, educationists, students and others at the Jammu University Convocation here this afternoon, the Chief Minister said that human agency alongwith dynamic institutions evolve permutation and combinations that lead to a creativity where synthesis becomes vital in the scheme of things.The Chief Minister said that the universities, to use a metaphor that all of us can easily identified with, is the hardware of the nature of development while the students and intellectuals are its software.

Modi, Shinzo Abe to hold summit talks in Tokyo

altJPNN|Tokyo|Aug 31, 2014| India and Japan are likely to agree to launch a "two-plus-two" security consultative framework involving their foreign and defence ministers during crucial summit talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe here tomorrow. Modi flew to Tokyo this evening after an overnight stay in the historic city of Kyoto where he visited two ancient Buddhist temples with Abe accompanying him in a significant gesture. During his hectic schedule in Kyoto on the second day of his five-day visit to Japan, Modi also sought Japanese help to fight the deadly sickle cell anemia commonly found among tribals in India when he went to the Stem Cell Research Facility of the Kyoto University and got a positive response.

Arun Jaitley: Pak border shelling 'Grave Incursion'

altJPNN|New Delhi| Aug 3o, 2014| India on Saturday branded a string of ceasefire violations along its frontier with rival Pakistan as “serious” and “provocative” and said they were hindering better ties between the nuclear-armed neighbours.On Saturday, a soldier died in Indian Kashmir in a clash with suspected rebels near the heavily militarised Line of Control (LoC), police said. Indian and Pakistani forces have been engaged in exchanges of fire along the LoC dividing disputed Kashmir as well as along the international border further to the south in recent weeks, resulting in civilian and military deaths on both sides.The ceasefire violations were “serious and they are provocative,” Defence Minister Arun Jaitley told reporters in New Delhi. “These incidents are creating

Imran tells Army Chief, PM Nawaz must resign

altJPNN|Islamabad| Aug August 29, 2014| Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairperson Imran Khan clarified on Friday that his party had not requested the army to play the role of mediator, as alleged by the government. Further, Imran said that he informed army chief General Raheel, in a meeting last night, that he does not trust Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and wants him to resign.“I want to tell you what I told the army chief. I told General Raheel that I do not trust Nawaz Sharif at all,” Imran said, while addressing his supporters Friday afternoon. He recounted that Gen Raheel

Rather launches PMJDY in J&K

Dr Jitendra lauds PM’s vision, foresight|Jehlum Post News| Srinagar| Aug 28, 2014|Describing the nationwide altlaunch of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY’), an ambitious plan for financial inclusion, the Minister for Finance & Ladakh Affairs, Mr. Abdul Rahim Rather today said that PMJDY is going to be an important milestone for the financial inclusion, financial literacy and ongoing Swabhiman campaigns in the state. The launch of PMJDY in the country was announced by the Prime Minister during his Independence Day speech.

Governor briefed about ceasefire violations

altJehlum Post News|Srinagar| August 27, 2014| In the past days the Governor, N.N. Vohra, has been kept regularly informed by the Northern Army Commander, Lt Gen D.S. Hooda, about the cease fire violations by Pakistan in the R.S.Pura, Arnea and Ramgarh sectors. The Governor has since been also briefed in detail by Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi, GoC 9 Corps. The Governor has been informed about valuable initiatives taken by the 26 Div and other Formations of 9 Corps to provide emergency assistance to the very large number of civilians who have been displaced from their villages which are located in close proximity to the International Border. The Governor thanked and complimented

Geelani to separatists, come join hands for common Prog

altJehlum Post News|Srinagar|Aug 27, 2014| While terming the unity among the pro-freedom people for facing the dangerous policies of Modi government with regarding to Kashmir and the irresponsible approach of the local pro-Indian parties like NC and PDP towards the national issues, as unavoidable and necessity of the time, Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference Sayed Ali Geelani with some conditions appealed all the pro-freedom organizations to assemble at a one place. In a statement issued to the press on Wednesday after holding an important executive meeting (Majlish Shoora)

Mehbooba: NC’s inability helped emergence of polarizing BJP in J&K

altJehlum Post News|Srinagar|27 August, 2014|Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday said the anti-people policies of the present government and the inability of National Conference (NC) to fulfill its commitments to the people and deliver good governance have led to the emergence of forces which are seeking access to power by dividing people and regions. Addressing a number of meetings in Kupwara she said from autonomy to removal of AFSPA and providing rations, water supply, power or jobs NC led government failed on every front and gave

Mirwaiz: ‘Kashmir Issue’ can’t be over-shadowed by economic packages

altJehlum Post News|Srinagar| Aug 26, 2014|Terming the past bilateral talks and agreements between India and Pakistan as an exercise in futility, APHC Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Tuesday stated that Government of India instead of dealing Kashmir issue through economic packages, financial concessions or by using military means should adopt a realistic policy based on political realities to move forward in that regard.Addressing a delegate convention in Town hall Islamabad in connection with the 50th foundation day of Awami Action Committee, Mirwaiz stated that Kashmir issue was not a regional or a boundary issue between India and Pakistan, but it was the issue of 1.3 crore people whose political future is convicted with the dispute.He added the world community including UN has accepted Kashmir as an international

Kichloo: Measures taken to help Border shelling victims
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altJehlum Post News|Srinagar| August 26, 2014|Minister of State for Home  Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo Tuesday said that as many as 5,000 families of 21 villages in R S Pura, 9 in Bishnah and 15 villages of Jammu tehsil which fall within 1 km radius of International Border have been affected due to cross border firing in the Jammu Division.The Minister said this while replying to the concerns raised by various members in the Legislative Assembly regarding the measures taken for the rehabilitation of people migrated from the border due to shelling. The Minister said that the incidents of ceasefire violations from across the border have considerably increased in the recent past, particularly in Jammu Division. He said that over 15,000 persons

Sagar reiterates AFSPA revocation says, 400 youth granted amnesty

altJehlum Post News|Srinagar| August 26, 2014|Holding PDP responsible for the unrest in the State, Minister for Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Ali Mohammad Sagar Tuesday said in Legislative Assembly that their patron being Home Minister of India did not take appropriate steps to handle the situation in Jammu and Kashmir when the militancy initially erupted.  Replying to the debate on Adjournment Motion by the Opposition PDP in the House regarding granting amnesty to the youth who are detained under different charges, Sagar said the PDP itself responsible for instigating the innocent youth to indulge in different unlawful activities and now raising the bogies of granting them amnesty.

Omar: Not perturbed by ‘Amit Shah’s sermons

No power to NHPC without J&K’s stake|Jehlum Post News|Srinagar| Aug 26, 2014: Speaking to media altpersons after the foundation stone laying ceremony of Common Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in Raj Bagh Srinagar, NC Working President Omar Abdullah Tuesday said the State Government would not give a single Hydroelectric Power Project to NHPC without an agreement of a Joint Venture that would mandate the return of the project to the State after an agreed upon period of time. Omar Abdullah said that the State Government will only cooperate with NHPC if NHPC cooperated with the State Government in return.

Amit Shah: Oust Abdullah’s, Mufti’s, ‘Democracy not Dynasty for J&K’

altJehlum Post News Network| Kathua| J&K|Aug 25, 2014| With an eye on the upcoming Jammu and Kashmir assembly polls, BJP President Amit Shah today made a strong pitch for a "nationalist government" in the state and asked people to make it free of "Abdullah and Mufti dynasties" by bringing his party to power. On his first visit to the state after becoming BJP chief last month, Shah said, "There is need for a nationalist government in J&K in view of it being a border state and to protect its unity and integrity." Addressing a public rally here, Shah lashed out at dynastic politics. "BJP is fighting to make 'Congress-mukt bharat' (Congress-free India) and

Dr. Farooq rebuts Azad on Afzal Guru, did not know about his ‘Execution’

altJehlum Post News| London| Aug, 24, 2014| The National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah on sunday accused former Chief Minister and Congress Leader Ghulam Nabi Azad of making "allegations" and "distorting" facts in the wake his comments on the the secret execution of Afzal Guru.“I am deeply disappointed at Ghulam Nabi Azad’s statement in one of the local newspaper that insinuated that I was in the loop over Afzal Guru’s execution. This is a very immature allegation, innuendoes, and full of lies” Dr. Farooq Abdullah said in a statement from London adding “We both were a part of the cabinet and I in unequivocal terms had condemned this hanging ” The fact of the matter is that the execution, as Azad himself states and implies,

Omar: Indus Water Treaty disadvantageous for J&K

altJehlum Post News|Srinagar| August 23, 2014|Flagging the issue of return of power projects by NHPC to the State as of significant importance and critically essential for the energy supply and economic development in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Saturday reiterated that losses caused to the State on account of Indus Water Treaty (IWT) are enormous. Omar Abdullah said that while both India and Pakistan have been benefited by Indus Water Treaty, the State of Jammu and Kashmir has been put to disadvantageous position. He said due to this treaty Jammu and Kashmir cannot utilize

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