Yemen looming in shadow of 'total collapse'

altJPNN/Geneva/March 31, 2015/ The UN rights Chief expressed alarm Tuesday at the situation in Yemen as Arab warplanes pounded the country for a sixth day, warning it appeared about to collapse. “The situation in Yemen is extremely alarming, with dozens of civilians killed over the past four days,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein said in a statement. “The country seems to be on the verge of total collapse.” Zeid’s comments came after nearly a week of air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition, which has vowed to continue the attacks until Houthi rebels end their uprising against President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi,

Flood alert sounded in Kashmir valley, Jehlum River crosses danger mark

altJPNN/Srinagar / Mar 30, 2015 /Jehlum river today crossed danger level in Srinagar and Sangam area of South Kashmir with heavy rains lashing most parts of the state which sounded an alert asking people to move to safer places.A senior official said water level of river Jhelum at 6 AM at Sangam (South Kashmir) and Ram Munshi Bagh (Srinagar city) has touched 22'.4 feet and 18'.8 feet respectively. Danger level at Sangam is 21 feet and at Ram Munshi Bagh it is

Saina Nehwal first Indian woman to become World No -1

altJPNN/New Delhi/Mar 29, 2015/First Indian woman shuttler to achieve world number one ranking, Saina Nehwal today clinched her maiden India Open Super Series title after notching up a dominating straight game victory against former world champion Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in the summit clash here today.The London Olympic bronze medalist played like a champion to get the better off a Intanon 21-16 21-14 in a battle that kept the crowd hooked from the first point to the last at the Siri Sports Complex.Coming into the match with a 5-3 overall advantage over her rival, Saina was not tested much as the Indian was prepared for Intanon's deceptive game.Saina encountered her rival with her better movements and powerful and accurate smashes to eventually wrest her second title of the season.The girl from Hyderabad, who has been on a roll ever since her victory at the China Open, played

Prashant Bhushan, Yadav removed from AAP's key panel

altJPNN/New Delhi / Mar 28, 2015/Capping their bitter campaign against Arvind Kejriwal, dissident AAP founding members Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav were today removed from its National Executive for anti-party activities, a decision slammed as "murder of democracy" by them.Amid chaos and high drama, a resolution to remove the two dissident leaders

UNHRC resolution on Palestinians’ self-determination right

altJPNN/Shreerupa Mitra Jha / Geneva / Mar 27, 2015/The 47-member UN Human Rights Council today adopted a resolution on the Palestinian people's right to self-determination with 45 countries, including India, voting in its favour.Out of the 47 UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) members, 45 voted in favour with only the US voting against the resolution and Ghana abstaining.Permanent Observer of the state of Palestine to the United Nations Office at Geneva Ibrahim Khraishi stated, "In talking of self determination we are talking about a legal value of great importance...My delegation is ready to cooperate with the delegation of Israel, the occupying force, to submit a draft of self-determination

Pak Air chief: Operation Zarb-e-Azb has broken the back of terrorists

altJehlum Post News Network/Risalpur/ March 26, 2015/ Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman said on Thursday that close synergy among the armed forces in Operation Zarb-e-Azb has broken the back of the terrorists. Addressing a passing out parade at Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Academy Risalpur, the air chief said PAF in coordination with Pakistan Army and Navy has thwarted the nefarious designs of terrorists. “We are determined to continue joint efforts till revival of complete peace in the country,

Obama admits differences with Netanyahu over two-state policy

altJehlum Post News Network/Lalit K Jha /Washington/ Mar 25, 2015/US President Barack Obama has said that he shares a business-like relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but acknowledged that they have substantive differences over a two-state solution to the vexed Palestinian issue. "I have a very business-like relationship with the Prime Minister. I've met with him more than any other world leader. I talk to him all the time.

Bharat Ratna for Vajpayee to be conferred Friday

altJehlum Post News Network/New Delhi / Mar 25, 2015/ Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a veteran Parliamentarian and founder member of BJP who is held in high esteem across the political spectrum, will be conferred Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, on March 27.President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be among a host of VVIPs who are likely to be present at the Krishna Memon marg residence of Vajpayee in Lutyens' Delhi where he will be honoured. The announcement for the prestigious award for Vajpayee, the first Prime Minister from outside the Congress party to serve a full five-year term, came on December 24, a day before he turned 90. Vajpayee, who was Prime Minister from 1998 to 2004, and has faded from public life due to age-related illness, is lauded as a statesman and has been often

Drabu: Public Interest paramount, Trust deficit in welfare schemes won’t be tolerated, Rights of girl child, widows, disabled prioritized

altJehlum Post News/Jammu/ March 25, 2015/ Minister for Finance, Labour and Employment & Culture, Dr. Haseeb Drabu Wednesday said that the government is for the welfare of the people and in this regard several welfare measures have been announced, besides achieving self-reliance and fiscal autonomy. Winding up the discussion on the demand of grants for the departments under his charge, the Finance Minister said the old classification of the plan and non-plan has been discarded which is a major change and will have far reaching implications on allocation, efficiency and monitoring of public expenditure.Dr. Drabu said that from 1st April, a 3-phased rehabilitation plan will be launched starting with the first step of restoration of the livelihood of the flood sufferers, which would be followed by helping them in re-establishment of their business and in the final phase the actual reconstruction of their houses and assets. It is the endeavour of the Government to ensure that the people, who were affected by the floods, should start their normal business and day-to-day activities as soon as possible, he said.

Coal Block allocation for J&K in Odissa by central govt

Jehlum Post News Network/Jammu / Mar 25, 2015/Jammu and Kashmir government Wednesday said that the state has been allocated a coal block jointly with NTPC in Odissa by the central government. Replying to a question of NC

Modi’s responsive governance policy to aid ‘Common Man’

altJehlum Post News Network/New Delhi /Mar 25, 2015/Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday launched his ambitious multi-purpose and multi-modal platform, PRAGATI, which is aimed at addressing the common man's grievances and monitoring important programmes and projects. Speaking on the occasion, Modi said the step is to ensure that governance in India becomes more efficient and responsive as the whole world is now observing India keenly. PRAGATI, or Pro-Active Governance And Timely Implementation,

Ex PM Singh moves SC against summons in Coal–Gate

Jehlum Post News Network/New Delhi / Mar 25, 2015/Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking quashing of the summons against him and stay of criminal proceedings in a CBI

Geelani flays PDP says, they are not peoples representatives

Jehlum Post News/Srinagar/ Mar 24, 2015/ Taking a dig at the BJP-PDP coalition, the Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani while holding a three hour long meeting with Pakistan High Commissioner at New Delhi Abdul Basit

CM: AFSPA revocation a gradual process

Jehlum Post News/Jammu / Mar 23, 2015/Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed Monday said his government will proceed with phased removal of AFSPA after consulting the Army as they have aired their apprehension

Mufti: No one will be allowed to overshadow ‘Peace Parleys’

altJehlum Post News/Jammu/ March 22, 2015/ Both the Houses of the State Legislature Sunday passed a Resolution unanimously condemning the recent twin terror attacks that took place in Kathua and Samba districts. This followed the Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s intervention in the Legislative Assembly when several Members, cutting across party lines, expressed serious concern over the two successive attacks. The Houses resolved unanimously to condemn the attacks and urged upon the Government of India to impress upon the Government of Pakistan to take all measures for preventing such dastardly acts in future for a lasting peace in the region so that the initiatives towards peace do not get derailed and allow the people of Jammu & Kashmir to get the dividends of peace process. The House, which is the most legitimate democratic institution representing the aspirations of the people of the State, resolves that the movement for peace and reconciliation will be carried forward with full force and the enemies of people will

Pakistan forces kill 80 militants in Northwest

JPNN/Sajjad Hussain/ Islamabad /Mar 21, 2015/At least 80 militants and seven soldiers were killed today in clashes between security forces and terrorists in Pakistan's volatile northwest tribal region, where the country's military

Prosecutor: Kasab asking for biryani in jail was a myth

JPNN/Jaipur / Mar 20, 2015/ Mumbai terror attack accused Ajmal Kasab's demand for Mutton Biryani in jail was just a myth and was "concocted" to stop an "emotional wave" which was being created in favour of the militant

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