Are the pellet guns made for Kashmir alone?

altThe recent violence in Jammu and Kashmir triggered after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani on July 8 by security forces, has brought pellet guns into focus.

To control the protesters, pellets were fired that have injured hundreds of protesters till now. The use of pellet guns and the number of fatal eye injuries in the Valley has resulted in a huge outcry and severe criticism.

Official figures showed that 8904 civilians were injured after security forces used pellet guns on protesters.

Those received pellet injuries were mostly teenagers who lost their vision now living in pain and suffer for entire life.

PM Modi: Poison of casteism and passion of communalism have no place in India


altJPNN/New Delhi/Aug 15, 2015 / Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his customary Independence Day address, Saturday asserted that the frenzy of communalism or the poison of casteism have no place in India but did not announce any major scheme unlike last time as he answered criticism on fighting corruption. In his 85-minute speech from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort, he referred to the major issue facing his government -- 'One-Rank, One-Pension' (OROP) -- on which he said the government has accepted in principle.But he stopped short of announcing acceptance

India UNSC setback, US, Russia, China oppose reform talks

altJehlum Post News Network/United Nations /Yoshita Singh /Aug 12, 2015/In a setback to India's bid for a permanent seat in an expanded UN Security Council, the US, along with Russia and China, Wednesday opposed negotiations to reform the powerful UN body, refusing to contribute to a text that will form the basis for the long-drawn reform process.  UN General Assembly President Sam Kutesa achieved a breakthrough of sorts by circulating a text to UN members that will form the basis for the negotiations on the reform of the Security Council.

‘Flood Fury’ day Sept 7th to be ‘Revival Day’

Jehlum Post News/Srinagar/Augest 12, 2015/Minister for Education, Nayeem Akhtar Wednesday said that September 7 shall be observed as a ‘Revival Day’ to commemorate the first anniversary of the devastating floods that hit the State September last. “The day will mark the spirit of revival, community volunteerism,

DGP reviews security measures

altJehlum Post News/Srinagar/July 29 , 2015/Calling for close coordination among all security agencies to maintain continuous vigil on the activities of anti-national elements, Director General of Police (DGP), K. Rajendra Kumar has said that greater synergy among the agencies is must for ensuring peace and security in the State. Rajendra was chairing police officers meetings during his visit to North Kashmir districts of Baramulla and Bandipore Wednesday, attended by IGP Kashmir, SJM Gillani, Range Dy. Inspector General of Police and all district police officers including Sub-divisional police officers of these districts.Reviewing the law and order, security scenario

Naeem personally checks working of city schools

altJehlum Post News/Srinaga/July 29, 2015/ Minister for Education Naeem Akhtar, Wednesday said that various new concepts have been introduced over the past few months to give new direction to the education system in the State. He said the concept of Model Schools is a part of the same initiative. The Minister stated this while on a visit to Middle School Kothibagh, which has already been included in the Higher Secondary School, Kothibagh cluster under the Model School concept. During the visit the Minister, interacted with the students

Khandey reviews BADP implementation in J&K

altJehlum Post News/Srinagar/July 29, 2015/The State Level Screening Committee on BADP (Border Area Development Programme) headed by Chief Secretary, Iqbal Khandey Wednesday reviewed the implementation of the Programme in the State. The Committee besides approving Annual Action Plan of 147.20 Crore for 2015-16 also reviewed the physical and financial progress under Annual Action Plan 2014-15 including submission of UCs of previous years. While Chief Secretary underscored the need to respect the timelines, he said any new project taken up under BADP should be completed within three years.

Kasuri: UPA was close to Indo-Pak ‘framework’ on Kashmir

altJPNN/ New Delhi/July 27, 2015/ India and Pakistan were about to reach a "framework" on Kashmir during UPA rule and both sides even had decided not to proclaim "victory" post the announcement, former Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Kasuri said Monday. "We were about to reach a solution on Kashmir, a framework. Solution could only be arrived at by cabinets and Parliament. We could only provide a framework. But we were trying to deliver something. I will give the details in my book to be published later this year," Kasuri said. Speaking during a discussion on 'Improving Indo-Pak relations' , Kasuri said it was the outcome

Omar: Punjab attack similar to Jammu attacks

altJehlum Post News/Srinagar/ July 27, 2015/ The terrorist attack in Punjab is "eerily similar" to attacks in the border belt of Jammu, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah tweeted on Monday. "Will be very interested to see what emerges about the identity of the terrorists involved in the Gurdaspur attack this morning," tweeted Mr Abdullah after militants stormed a police station in Punjab's Dinanagar town. "The timing of the attack, methodology and location are all eerily similar to attacks in the border belt of Jammu," he said in another tweet. "Where the heck are the bulletproof jackets and helmets?

Vyapam Scam: Supreme Court orders CBI probe

altJPNN/New Delhi /Jul 09, 2015/The Supreme Court today ordered a CBI probe into the massive admission and recruitment scam in Madhya Pradesh as more skeletons tumbled out of the Vyapam cupboard with the death of yet another witness coming to light.The Supreme Court, while directing CBI to probe all cases of the Vyapam scam and alleged deaths of persons related to it, also and issued notices to the Centre and the state on a plea seeking Governor Ramnaresh Yadav's removal

Benjamin Netanyahu government loses Parliament vote for first time

altJPNN/Jerusalem/Jul 08, 2015/Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling coalition lost a parliamentary vote today for the first time since taking office with a knife-edge majority in May.The vote, on a technical issue regarding jurisdiction of state bailiffs, did not directly challenge the government's survival but highlighted the challenge of governance with the coalition commanding just 61 seats in the 120-member legislature."Netanyahu's coalition of 61 is unable to function," MP Karin Elharrar of the opposition Yesh Atid party and sponsor of the private member's bill, said in a statement. The draft must still

PM Modi: Islamic heritage of India & Central Asia has rejected extremism

altJPNN/Astana / Jul 07, 2015/Prime Minister Narendra Modi today underlined the common Islamic heritage of both India and Central Asia which has always rejected the forces of extremism and strongly pitched for enhanced defence and security cooperation between the two to combat terrorism.On his first visit to Central Asian countries, Modi, who flew to Kazakhstan's capital from Uzbekistan earlier in the day, asserted that both India and Central Asia cannot achieve their full potential without each other and nor will the region be more stable without the cooperation between the two.Addressing

Lalit Modi gets ED summons in alleged money-laundering case

altJPNN/Mumbai /Jul 06, 2015/The Enforcement Directorate has issued summons to ex-IPL boss Lalit Modi in connection with an alleged money-laundering case registered against him here. "Summons were issued last week to Modi through his attorney, who appeared before us for an adjudicatory hearing," an ED source said.According to the source, Modi has been asked to appear in three weeks.Earlier last week, the agency also recorded the statement of former BCCI chief N Shrinivasan.

Vyapam scam: Another mysterious death, Dean found dead in Delhi hotel

JPNN/New Delhi /Bhopal / Jul 05, 2015 /A Dean of a medical college in Madhya Pradesh involved in Vyapam scam probe was found dead in a Delhi hotel today in the second mysterious death in the scandal in as many days, adding yet another murky twist to the case.

Vladimir Putin to Obama: US-Russia dialogue key to global stability

altJPNN/Moscow/Jul 04, 2015/Russian President Vladimir Putin today said relations between Moscow and Washington were key to ensuring global stability and called for dialogue based on "equality and respect." In a message to his US counterpart Barack Obama on Independence Day in the United States, Putin said US-Russian relations were "the key factor in ensuring stability and security in the world, despite the differences" between the two countries."Russia and the United States are able to find solutions for the most difficult international problems and effectively counter global threats and challenges," Putin said in a telegram, according to the Kremlin.

Hema Malini's driver arrested, actress undergoes surgery

altJPNN/Jaipur /Jul 03, 2015/Actress and BJP MP Hema Malini's driver was today arrested on charges of overspeeding and causing death by negligence after her Mercedes collided with another car, killing a four-year-old girl and injuring the actress along with four others last night.The 66-year-old actress underwent a surgery for her wounds at Fortis hospital here and was doing fine, doctors attending to her said. She was also treated for a minor fracture on her nose.Ramesh Chand Thakur, who was driving Hema's car when it met with the accident in Dausa, 60 km from here, has been arrested at Kotwali Thana in Dausa,

Mirwaiz: Shun greed, drugs - learn true spirit of holy Ramadan

altJehlum Post News/Srinagar/June 25, 2015/Throwing light over the significance of the month of Ramadan, APHC Chairman and head of Mutheida Majlis-e-Ulema, Mirwaiz Dr Molvi Muhammad Umar Farooq Thursday said that the month of blessing inculcates good qualities in a man so that he plays his role responsibly towards building a better society based on Islamic values. Addressing a large gathering at Masjid Surteing, Rainawari, Mirwaiz stated that the sacred month of Ramdan provides us a unique opportunity to deal with social and economical problems, adding, it also inculcates in us fraternity and mutual bonhomie to collectively stand the issues of concern. He said that it was highly unfortunate that being a Muslim majority state, instead of showing compassion, some of us were indulging in black marketing, stock piling of commodities and selling products at increased rates in this holy month.

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