Pakistan bans JUD, Haqqani network

altJPNN/Sajjad Hussain/Islamabad/Jan 22, 2015/In a paradigm shift in its policy against terrorism, Pakistan has included Jamaat-ud-Dawa led by the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed and the dreaded Haqqani network in the list of proscribed organisations after the US mounted pressure on the country. The step was taken after pressure heaped on the country to stop making a distinction between good and bad militants following a deadly Taliban attack on an army-run school in Peshawar that killed 150 people, mostly children. A government official said Thursday that the decision to ban JuD and several other groups was taken by the government several days ago and tasked the Interior Ministry

Obama Security: Air Space around Rajpath to be monitored on Republic Day

altJehlum Post News Network/New Delhi/Jan 21, 2015/ For the first time, Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) are likely to be deployed on the Republic Day for vigil from the skies during the parade where US President Barack Obama will be the Chief Guest. The AWACS will monitor air space on and around Rajpath where the parade will be witnessed by Obama along with President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a host of other dignitaries. Noting that it will be for the time that AWACS would be deployed for the Republic Day, official sources said Wednesday the step is being taken in view of the heightened threat

Omar Q’s PDP, Central Govt over flood rehabilitation

altJehlum Post News/Beerwah/Jan 21st, 2015/National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah on Wednesday asked PDP and the Central Government to explain the rationale of demanding early elections to allegedly mitigate the sufferings of the flood victims in the backdrop of recent statements where both PDP and BJP leaders have said that "Government formation can wait as that they were in no hurry". On an extensive tour of Beerwah Constituency on Wednesday, Omar Abdullah reminded the Central Government of their excuses of citing the alleged mismanagement of money meant for flood

Governor to Jaitley, State coffers empty ‘No Money’

Jehlum Post News/Jammu/ Jan 21, 2015/A spokesman of the Raj Bhavan Wednesday disclosed that consequent to holding several rounds of personal discussions with the State Planning and Finance Secretaries, and

Khoda reviews pending enquiries in scam cases, directs speedy disposal in public interest

altJehlum Post News/Jammu/ Jan 21, 2015/ The State Vigilance Commission Wednesday reviewed the progress of FIR cases, Preliminary enquiries, Verifications and Joint surprise checks pertaining to Poonch & Rajouri districts, being investigated & enquired by the Vigilance Organization. The Commission observed that many cases are pending for considerably long time. The Commission in consultation with the Director Vigilance fixed time frame for completion of investigations and enquiries in a time bound manner. In the course of meeting the Commission observed that as many as 644 verifications are pending with Vigilance Organisation, out of which 502 verification are more than one year old.

Pak: India cannot alter ‘Kashmir Status’

altJehlum Post News Network/Islamabad/ Jan 21, 2015/ The prime minister's advisor on Wednesday said that efforts by India towards unilaterally altering the status of Kashmir would further compound an already complicated situation between the two countries. "Unprovoked and indiscriminate firing and shelling from across the Line of Control and the Working Boundary, with Indian leadership threatening disproportionate use of force, portend India’s dangerous desire to create a space for war," Advisor on Foreign

Geelani for debate on WPR scenario on Jan 29

altJehlum Post News/ Srinagar/ Jan 21, 2015/ Under a public awareness campaign, All Parties Hurriyat Conference is organizing a one day seminar with regarding to the Indian parliamentary committee recommendations about the West Pakistan refugees, its ill-effects and repercussion on Jan 29, 2015 Thursday at Hurriyat head office Hyderpora Srinagar. The seminar will be presided over by the Chairman Hurriyat Syed Ali Geelani and many prominent political leaders, intellectuals, Lawyers and civil society members will present their view point in the seminar titled “Refugees sa mutaliq sufarshaat – Muslim aksariyat kay liya Lamha Fiqriyah” (Recommendations regarding W P Refugees – testing time for the

Unified Command Meeting held at Jammu

Vohra: Peace, order paramount in the StateJehlum Post News/Jammu/Jan 20, 2015/The Governor Mr. N. N. altVohra, stressed the need for close and effective coordination among all the Security Forces and Intelligence Agencies to maintain peace and order in the State. He said that peace is imperative for growth and development and all agencies involved in maintaining the rule of law have to play an important role.The Governor was chairing

Guv briefed about Vigilance Commission’s functioning

altJehlum Post News/ Jammu/ Jan 19, 2015/In a review meeting, held at Raj Bhavan Monday, the Governor, Mr. N.N. Vohra, was informed by Mr. Kuldeep Khoda, Chief Vigilance Commissioner and Mr. R.K. Jerath, Vigilance Commissioner, that 1157 complaints were received by the State Vigilance Commission in 2014, out of which 64 cases have been referred for Departmental/Administrative

35 Syrian soldiers killed in plane crash

altJPNN| Beirut | Jan 18, 2015| At least 35 Syrian soldiers were killed overnight when an army cargo plane crashed in bad weather in the northwest of the country, a monitor said today.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the plane crashed after hitting electricity lines in heavy fog in Idlib province, a claim echoed by Syrian state media. But Syria's Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front claimed on Twitter that it had shot down the aircraft. Syrian state media reported the crash without giving a death toll. "A medium-sized cargo plane crashed last night while

Governor directs flood, relief disbursal on war footing, Tours Srinagar city extensively, Interacts with Civil Society

altJehlum Post News| Srinagar| Jan 17, 2015| Governor, Mr. N.N. Vohra interacted with the stakeholders of tourism, traders, handloom and transport sectors besides houseboat owners and members of Civil Society today.  Directing speedy response to the grievances of members of Civil Society and other associations, the Governor asked Vice Chairman LAWDA and Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation for immediately streamlining the issuance of building permissions for the reconstruction of houses and hotels to the flood affected persons under a single window system. He also asked for the labour rates to be fixed and publicized.The Governor also directed for prescribing the quality and standard for pesticides which are used

Priyanka Gandhi chalks out 6 month protest plan in UP
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altJPNN| Rae Bareli | Jan 16, 2015|On a two-day visit to her mother's parliamentary constituency, Priyanka Gandhi today chalked out a six-month protest plan for her party men against the state and central government. The 43-year-old star campaigner of Congress who reached here yesterday addressed the office-bearers of party's district, block and city units at the Bhueymau guest house. According to the party workers present at the meeting today, Priyanka asked them to protest against anti-people policies of Prime Minister Modi and Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh.The party units were asked to hold protests during January and February

Akbar Bugti haunts Musharraf ‘Indicted’

altJehlum Post News Network|Quetta| January 15, 2015| An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Wednesday indicted former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf in the case of the murder of Jamhoori Watan Party leader Nawab Akbar Bugti who was killed in a military operation in 2006. Two other accused – former interior minister Aftab Ahmed Sherpao and Balochistan’s former home minister Shoaib Ahmed Nausherwani – appeared before the court and were also indicted. The hearing was adjourned until February 4 and the court will hear the case on a daily basis after that, ATC Judge Aftab Lon said. Musharraf’s lawyer, Zeeshan Cheema,

Governor Recommends, Central Govt Relents

altKerosene quota for J&K enhanced Jehlum Post News|Jammu| Jan 14, 2015|The Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India, Wednesday increased Kerosene oil allocation for the 4th quarter (January-March, 2015) for the State of Jammu and Kashmir. The allocation has been increased by 4512 KL following the Governor’s request to the Ministry of Petroleum, Government of India, in this regard. The Governor has already directed the Divisional Commissioners Kashmir and Jammu to closely monitor both the availability

Ban Ki-Moon stresses for India, Pakistan dialogue

altJehlum Post News Network|New Delhi| Jan 14, 2015| UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has called for the resumption of dialogue between India and Pakistan in order for both countries to find a “long standing solution”, The Times of India reported Wednesday  .“I am concerned about what has happened in that area in Jammu & Kashmir. We have seen loss of lives along the Line of Control. I have suggested and strongly recommended to the [Indian] prime minister and foreign minister that there should be continuing dialogue so this can be resolved as soon as possible,”

Geelani praises Pak decision of holding no talks with GOI

altJehlum Post News|Srinagar|Jan 14, 2015| While terming the statement “No talks with India without Kashmir” of Pakistan Prime Minister’s national security advisor Mr. Sartaj Aziz as encouraging for the Kashmiri nation, All Parties Hurriyat Conference Wednesday appealed the Pakistan government to remain firm over their present stand with regarding to the Kashmir and don’t show an kind of flexibility in the stand. Hurriyat said that Pakistan is paying a heavy prize for supporting the right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people and India has direct involvement in the worsened internal situation of Pakistan and she is providing finance and weapons to the terrorists of this country. In a statement issued to the press, Hurriyat

Governor to undertake full review of Sgr flood, relief & rehabilitation

Jehlum Post News| Jammu| Jan 14, 2015|Raj Bhavan spokesman Wednesday disclosed that the Governor shall be visiting Srinagar on 17th January to undertake a full review of the implementation of all flood relief and

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