PM Modi in Siachen and Srinagar on Diwali

altJPNN| New Delhi | Oct 23, 2014 |Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited Siachen to spend some time with soldiers on Diwali and convey the message there that every Indian stands shoulder-to- shoulder with them. He went to Siachen before travelling to Srinagar to spend time with the flood-affected people on the festival of lights. "Friends, I am leaving for Siachen Glacier.It's my good fortune that I will be able to spend time with our brave soldiers on this special day," Modi tweeted, before embarking on the visit."Am going to Siachen with a message from each

Chidambaram: Modi seeped in Gujarat still

altJPNN| Mumbai | Oct 11, 2014|Narendra Modi today came in for stinging criticism from Congress for his penchant for hard selling 'Gujarat model of development' as Prime Minister with former Finance Minister P Chidambaram saying "he thinks of himself as PM of Gujarat". "He can't take Gujarat out of him. He can't cease to be PM.So he has struck a balance by thinking of himself as PM of Gujarat. I think he is still torn between being CM of Gujarat and PM of India. I think he has settled to become PM of Gujarat," Chidambaram told reporters.

J&K govt approves Rs. 44,000 cr special financial package for submission to GoI

altJehlum Post News|Srinagar|Oct 10, 2014|The Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah approved the special financial package for submission to Government of India for providing of funds to the tune of 44, 000 Cr approximately for rehabilitation of the people who suffered due to floods and for restoration of the damaged infrastructure. It also decided to approach the Union Home Ministry for releasing funds to the tune of 1947.20 Cr

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

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

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

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

Pak envoy defiant, continues talks with separatists

altJPNN|New Delhi | Aug 20, 2014 |A defiant Pakistan Wednesday made it clear that it will continue talking to Kashmiri separatists despite India's protestation, saying that the "bottomline" for Indo-Pak talks on Kashmir issue was to engage all stakeholders and dialogue was not a favour by Pakistan to India or vice versa. At the same time, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit said his country "attaches enormous importance" to its ties with India and that there was no need to be "pessimistic" about cancellation of the Foreign Secretary-level talks.

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