Omar to Geelani, who’s 'BJP's Emissaries, unravel facts

altJPNN|Srinagar | Apr 19, 2014|Amidst a controversy over Syed Ali Shah Geelani's claim that Narendra Modi had sent emissaries to meet him, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today questioned the secrecy behind the move and asked the hardline separatist leader to identify the pointmen to establish who was "lying". With BJP denying Geelani's claims, Omar said the easiest way to find out the truth was to identify the emissaries. "So SAS (Syed Ali Shah) Geelani has claimed that NaMo (Narendra Modi) sent emissaries to talk to him and other separatist leaders in Delhi, in SASG's case twice," Omar wrote on

 
Mirwaiz Geelani on war path

altaltJehlum Post News|Srinagar| Apr 19, 2014|Taking strong exception to the statement made by Syed Ali Geelani that emissaries of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had met some Hurriyat leaders, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) on Saturday said the allegations of Geelani need to be substantiated by him with proof of when, where and with whom this meeting took place. “If he fails to do so and if he has any moral integrity

 
BJP: No emissary sent to Geelani to discuss Kashmir

altaltJPNN| New Delhi | Apr 19, 2014|BJP denied that its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendera Modi had sent emissaries to meet Kashmir's separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani to create a "soft corner" by making a commitment to seek a solution to the Kashmir issue. Rejecting such claims by Geelani as "mischievous" and without any basis, the party said in a statement that no emissary has either try to meet

 
Musharraf lands in Karachi amid tight security

altJPNN||Islamabad|Karachi| Apr 19, 2014|Former president Pervez Musharraf's special chartered plane has arrived in Karachi on late Saturday night, after departing from Islamabad. The port city has been on high alert with roads being cordoned off for the former president's security.It is the first time that the former president, who will be staying at his residence in the city, has left Islamabad after being indicted in a high treason case by a special court last month. Musharraf is due to appear in court in person in Islamabad on

 
Sonia Gandhi: Democracy in danger if Modi is PM

altJPNN|Raipur | Apr 18, 2014|Without naming Narendra Modi, Congress president Sonia Gandhi today said the democracy cannot be safe in the hands of a single person, and BJP was crossing all limits in its quest for the power. Addressing a rally at Bhatgaon in Surguja Lok Sabha constituency of Chhattisgarh, Gandhi said, "BJP is leaving no stone unturned in crossing every boundary and limit to capture the Prime Minister's chair. This is dangerous for the democracy. "Election comes and goes. Somebody wins and somebody loses. But doing anything for winning,branding false as true:

 
Admiral R.K. Dhowan is new Navy Chief

altJPNN| New Delhi | Apr 17, 2014 |Admiral Robin Dowan today took over as the Chief of Naval Staff, a post that was lying vacant for nearly two months, and declared his intent to focus on preventing mishaps that have plagued the force and making it combat ready to meet all the challenges. The 59-year-old navigation and direction specialist was the Vice Chief of Navy and was appointed as Acting Chief of the Naval Staff after Admiral D K Joshi quit as the Chief on February 26 in the wake of a series of mishaps involving Naval submarines and other assets. Dhowan, who superseded Western Commander Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha and will have a tenure of 25 months, listed out his priorites soon after taking over. Identifying safety as one

 
Omar fires BJP salvo at Mufti’s

Says BJP, PDP 2 faces of same coin, Mehbooba’s LS track record most unimpressive|Jehlum Post altNews|Devsar|Kulgam| April 16, 2014|Taking on PDP heavily for its deceptive and opportunistic politics, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, who is also Working President of National Conference Wednesday said that Mufti duo are acting as ‘Amit Shahs’ of Narendra Modi in Jammu and Kashmir adding that PDP and BJP have entered into a clandestine alliance to supplement and compliment each other. He said that voting in favour of PDP will amount to voting for BJP. Addressing election rallies at Homeshalibug, Kulgam and Devsar in favour of

 
Priyanka hits out at Modi

altJPNN|Rae Bareli |Apr 16, 2014|Priyanka Gandhi Wednesday kick-sarted the poll campaign in her mother Sonia Gandhi's constituency Rae Bareli projecting the next Lok Sabha polls as a battle between two ideologies and making a veiled attack on Narendra Modi, saying only one man takes all decisions in BJP. "There is one ideology under which we want to empower common people. All our schemes have been made keeping in mind the objectives that you should be strengthened. "On the other hand, there is another ideology in which all powers are centred in one person's hand where

 
Modi : If guilty hang me, ‘no apology no appeasement’

altJPNN|Ahmedabad | Apr 16, 2014|Yet again ruling out any apology for the 2002 Gujarat riots, Narendra Modi Wednesday said he should be "hanged" in public if there is even a grain of truth in the allegations against him. An apology would serve no purpose because that is not the right way to deal with such allegations, he said when asked about demands that he should apologise for the post-Godhra riots in which over 1,000 people were killed. "I am convinced that if there is even a grain of truth in the allegations, I feel for India's bright future and traditions, Modi should be hanged in the street square.

 
Geelani lauds people for protesting against mainstream politicians

altJehlum Post News|Srinagar| Apr 16, 2014| While congratulating the people who are resisting and protesting against the election rallies of the pro-Indian politicians, chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani said that the people who are taking part in the Indian sponsored election drama are endorsing the Indian oppression and these people are the enemies of the oppressed Kashmiris. While thanking all the pro-freedom parties who are running the election boycott campaign, Geelani said that the election boycott is a priority of this time and all the pro-freedom leadership should focus on this. Meanwhile, Geelani reached Srinagar from Delhi after a gap of one month and a huge crowd of people were waiting at the entrance of Srinagar Airport, who led Geelani vehicle

 
Mirwaiz for de- Militarization of Kashmir

Says ‘Tosa Maidan lease’ should not be extended|Jehlum Post News|Srinagar| Apr 16, 2014| The Hurriyat Conference’s (M) altWednesday organized a seminar titled "Military m Concentration, Sham Elections, Tosa Maidan lease reflection of New Delhi's imperialist designs" at Hurriyat Headquarters Rajbagh Srinagar. The seminar was presided over by Hurriyat Chairman Dr. Mirwaiz Molvi Mohammad Umar Farooq and besides Hurriyat leadership was attended by people from different walks of life. While terming militarization of Kashmir including Tosa Maidan as the root cause of all problems, Mirwaiz in his inaugural address said that Kashmir was the most militarized region of the world- a fact accepted

 
Congress proposes UT status for Ladakh, PDP disposes

altJehlum Post News|Srinagar| Apr16 2014|The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) patron, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has said the opportunistic alliance between National Conference and Congress has nothing in common except the lust for power and that is why both parties tried to mislead the people without caring for the consequences. Addressing large number of political workers from Kupwara district who joined the party Wednesday Mufti said the Congress promise of a union territory for Ladakh in its local manifesto is an election time gimmick which has been introduced for votes but without realizing that it is constitutionally impossible. More than 400 political workers belonging largely to the Gujjar community, Pahari section and others joined the party today at Mufti’s Gupkar residence. Under the

 
Pak envoy: For Indo-Pak, dialogue only way forward

altJPNN|New Delhi |Apr 15, 2014|Describing terrorism as a common challenge, Pakistan Tuesday pitched for deeper Indo-Pak engagement to resolve various contentious issues including Jammu and Kashmir and said both the countries must take advantage of economic opportunities to improve relations. Newly appointed Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit said terrorism has killed over 50,000 people in Pakistan in last 10 year besides damaging its economy and said concerted efforts were necessary to combat the challenge.  He said Pakistan realises that to

 
Rajnath Singh meets top Muslim clerics in Lucknow

altJPNN|Lucknow | Apr 15, 2014 |In an apparent attempt to garner support from Muslims ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, BJP president and party nominee from the Lucknow seat, Rajnath Singh, met prominent Muslim clerics here.Singh along with sitting MP Lalji Tandon and Mayor Dinesh Sharma last night met vice-president of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board Maulana Kalbe Sadiq and Maulana Kalbe Jawwad, Maulana Hameeudul Hassan, Maulana Yasoob Abbas and Maulana Khalid Rasheed Farangi Mahali, party sources said.Talking about the meet,

 
Sonia Gandhi on TV urges people to defeat 'Divisive' Forces

altJPNN|New Delhi | Apr 14, 2014|Congress President Sonia Gandhi tonight broadcast an appeal on various TV channels saying that the current Lok Sabha elections was a fight to protect "the very heart and soul of India" from those who want to divide the people of this country. Without naming either Narendra Modi or the BJP in her telecast, Gandhi said, "We want unity. They want to impose uniformity. They say, 'Just believe in me." Observing that Love and Respect, Harmony and Brotherhood--in a word, Non-violence--are the very heart and soul of our motherland, Gandhi said, "It is this, the very heart and soul of India, that we are fighting to protect in this election, from those who seek to change

 
Militant attack will not cow down our cadres: Dr. Farooq

altJPNN|Srinagar | Apr 13, 2014|Union minister and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah today said the militant attack on an NC leader's house in Pulwama district will not cow down his party cadres."We have seen lot of guns and bombs, but we are not afraid of these attacks," Abdullah told reporters after addressing an election meeting at Chanapora here.Abdullah said security remains a concern everywhere during polls, but ruled out Pakistan's plans to carry out such attacks to disturb the ongoing elections in the state.

 
BJP has always divided the Country: PM Singh

altJPNN|Pilibhit| Apr 12, 2014|Hitting the campaign trail in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today made a scathing attack on BJP by describing its ideology as against the composite culture of the state and said the party had always "divided the country."  "BJP leaders want to give a turn to the Lok Sabha elections on communal issues, but we all need to give more emphasis on national issues. This time the big national issue is whether the country should have a government led by a party which has always divided the country," Singh said while addressing an election rally in favour of his party candidate here, sitting MLA Sanjay Kapoor. Referring to the controversial statement by BJP leader Amit Shah asking

 
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