India breaks the jinx, beats SA for the first time in World Cup

altJPNN/Melbourne / Feb 22, 2015/India defeated South Africa by 130 runs in their second pool B match at Melbourne, Australia. SA scored 177 in 40.2 overs while chasing India's 307.SA were bowled out for 177 with 9.4 overs unused as Faf du Plessis's departure for 55 sparked a collapse of seven wickets for 44 runs.The defeat was South Africa's heaviest in World Cup history.India won the toss and chose to bat but had a shaky start as Rohit Sharma

PDP-BJP alliance govt to be sworn in within a week

JPNN/New Delhi/ Feb 21, 2015/ Decks have been cleared for a PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir possibly within a week with both sides agreeing on a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) which

Omar accuses Mufti Sayeed of being 'Sell-Out' to BJP

altaltJPNN/Srinagar / Feb 20, 2015/ Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today hit out at PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed for being a "sell-out" to BJP."Dear Mufti Sahib, please don't say you won't 'sell out' because you've already done that by

Vohra directs medical authorities to contain spread of H1N1 flu

altJehlum Post News/Jammu/Feb 19, 2015/In view of some suspected cases of H1N1 Influenza having been reported from some areas of the State, the Governor, Mr. N.N. Vohra, convened a meeting Thursday at the Raj Bhavan to review the to-date status of H1N1 flu in the State and the preparedness of the Health and Medical Education Department in this regard.

Obama: No religion Propagates Terrorism

altJehlum Post News Network/Washington/ February 19, 2015/President Barack Obama has said the United States and its allies are not at war with Islam but with people who have perverted the religion, asserting that groups like ISIL and al-Qaeda are desperate for legitimacy by portraying themselves as holy warriors in defence of religion. “We are not at war with Islam. We are at war with people who have perverted Islam,” Mr. Obama said at the White House Summit on ‘Countering Violent Extremism’, on Wednesday. “ISIL and al-Qaeda and groups like it are desperate for legitimacy.

Pak PM: Ending terrorism necessitates unity

altJehlum Post News Network/Queta/ Feb 19, 2015/ Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday if the nation stands united against fighting terrorism, nothing can stop it from eliminating the scourge from the country, Express News reported. Addressing the passing-out parade ceremony of the first batch of Anti-Terrorism Force (ATF) in Quetta, the premier said the authorities should protect the nationals against the scourge of terrorism and no terrorist should be set free in any way. “We have to root out terrorism from the country with tact” he added.Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif was also present at the parade.

Musharraf: Democracy flourished in Pakistan during my regime

altJehlum Post News Network/Islamabad/ Feb 19, 2015/Former president general (retd) Pervez Musharraf blatantly stated that he was the man who brought real democracy to Pakistan. “People assume that just because there are elections, there is a democratic set-up in place,” the former dictator said in an exclusive interview with Indian media channel Zee News on Thursday. “Elections are just the beginning of democracy,” he said. The former president said that India should start treating Pakistan as a sovereign state. “India should not ask us to submit to them, only then will it clear tensions between the two countries. And we will move forward through bilateral relations.

SKIMS reports 13 new cases of swine flu

altJehlum Post News/Srinagar/ Feb 19, 2015/ With 13 new patients tested positive of swine flu, the toll of people infected with the deadly H1N1 virus has reached to 84, while two patients have already died. Medical Superintendent of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura Dr Farooq Ahmad told local news agency that on Thursday 45 samples were taken for tests and out of which 13 were found positive. Asked how many patients with Swine Flu were admitted in the Hospital, he said, “There are four patients are admitted and one among them is on ventilator.

India clears $8billion plan to build warships

altJPNN/New Delhi/ Feb 19, 2015/ India has cleared an $8billion plan to build seven warships as part of a twin push to ramp up local production and counter an increasing assertive China, a defence ministry official said on Thursday. The move is seen as a way to narrow India’s huge gap with China’s advanced naval warfare systems while boosting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s push to manufacture defence equipment locally. India, which is surrounded by hostile neighbours in Pakistan and China, is in the midst of a multi-billion-dollar upgrade of its ageing military hardware and recently lifted a cap on foreign investment in defence.

White House denies US scheduled to meet with Taliban on peace deal

altaltJPNN/Islamabad/Kabul / Feb 19, 2015/ The White House denied reports from senior Pakistan Army officials that US officials planned to meet with the Taliban on Thursday, a spokesperson said. “The United States currently has no meetings with the Taliban scheduled in Doha,” said Bernadette Meehan, a spokesperson for the White House’s National Security Council.

PM launches soil health card scheme targeting 14cr farmers

JPNN/Suratgarh/ Raj/ Feb 19, 2015/ Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday launched a Soil Health Card scheme, under which the Centre plans to target over 14 crore farmers in the next three years to check the excess

India successfully tests nuclear capable Prithvi- II Missile

altJPNN/Balasore/Odisha/ Feb 19, 2015/India Thursday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II surface-to-surface missile with a strike range of 350 km as part of a user trial by the army from a test range at Chandipur in Odisha. The missile test was carried out from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at about 0920 hrs. With a strike range of 350 km, Prithvi-II is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1,000 kg of warheads and is thrusted by liquid propulsion twine engines. It uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvering trajectory. "The trial of the missile conducted by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) was fully successful," ITR Director MVKV Prasad told PTI over phone."The missile was randomly chosen

Jaitley: Govt being criticised for being too fast

JPNN/New Delhi/ Feb 19, 2015/ Virtually rebutting criticism by leading banker Deepak Parekh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday said the government is being criticised for rather being "too fast". While Jaitley

Geelani flays aide’s continued detention

altJehlum Post News/Srinagar/ Feb 19, 2015/ While terming the prolonging of the detention of Hurriyat (G) spokesman Ayaz Akbar in police station Parimpora as ‘unjustified and illegal’, chairman Hurriyat (G) Syed Ali Geelani Thursday condemned it in strong words. He said, “Jammu & Kashmir is practically a police state which is governed and ruled by the Indian army, police and other secret agencies of India and arrest of Hurriyat spokesman is sheer political vengeance of the police.” While demanding immediate release of Ayaz Akbar and other pro-freedom people, Geelani said, “Ayaz Akbar was arrested and detained in police station Parimpora on the occasion of martyrdom anniversary of shaheed Mohammad Maqbool Bhat

Richard Varma: India now among US' most important strategic partners

 altJPNN/Bengaluru / Feb 18, 2015/US Ambassador to India Richard Verma today said the strategic relationship of the US with India is "one of our most important" and events like 'Aero India' "allow us to demonstrate our commitment to" the partnership.Inaugurating the US Pavilion at the 'Aero India' show here, Verma termed the exhibit as "the best of US aviation and defence technology"."Air shows like 'Aero India' allow us to demonstrate our commitment to the strategic relationship with key international partners," he said, adding that " in 2015, the strategic relationship the United States has with India is one of our most important."As many as 64 US companies including Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Honeywell, Esterline, Bell, GE Aviation, and Sikorsky are participating in the air show which began today.

PM Modi: Govt will not allow any religious group to incite hatred
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altJehlum Post News Network/New Delhi/ Feb 17, 2015/Breaking his silence on the recent church attacks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said his government will not allow any religious group to incite hatred and will strongly act against any religious violence.The Prime Minister, who has been accused by opposition and Christian groups of turning a blind eye to a string of recent attacks on five churches and a Christian school in Delhi, said his government "gives equal respect to all religions.""My government will ensure that there is complete freedom of faith

India, Sri Lanka ink civil nuclear pact, agree to expand defence ties

altJPNN/New Delhi/Feb 16, 2015/Taking the ties to a new level, India and Sri Lanka today inked a civil nuclear pact besides deciding to expand defence and security cooperation.This was announced after the talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena during which both the leaders expressed commitment to find a solution to the emotive fishermen issue by adopting a constructive and humanitarian approach."The bilateral agreement on civil nuclear cooperation is yet another demonstration of our mutual trust.

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